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No. 4 Thomas's Burlesque Drama. Altered from Henry Fielding by Kane O'Harra. Paperwraps bound in three-quarter calf leather with gilt title to spine and marbled paper boards. B/w illustrations. 34 pages plus 2 page publisher adverts and several blank pages to rear. Marbled endpapers. Spine browned, leather edges rubbed. Heavy foxing to prelims and blank pages to rear. A few grubby marks to contents.
A Trilogy With A Prelude By Richard Wagner. 2 Volumes in 1: The Rhinegold and The Valkerie; Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods, originally published in 1910 and 1911. 48 dramatic colour plates and b/w decorations. Blue cloth, black titles. Green/white pictorial endpapers. Large format. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Covers mottled, small stains to rear cover. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Crack between free-endpaper and half-title. Foxing to contents. Some page corners lightly creased.
Edited with an introduction by Douglas Cleverdon. A Play for Voices. Purple cloth rear board and spine with gilt title. Grey cloth front board with a lilac leaf design. Light grey endpapers. Lilac two-tone lithographs. Fourth printing. A fine copy contained in publisher's slipcase in near fine condition (slightly scuffed).
Green pictorial cloth with gilt titles. Top edge green. Green endpapers. 12 beautiful colour plates plus b/w illustrations. A fine copy, contained in publisher's slipcase in almost fine condition (light scuffs).
THREE LITTLE MILLY-MOLLY-MANDY PLAYS FOR CHILDREN
Written by Joyce Lankester Brisley. Illustrated by Joyce Lankester Brisley.
Stock no. 1319752
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1938. Very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.
Adapted from the Milly-Molly-Mandy stories. Beige cloth with illustrated front cover. 63 numbered pages. Some b/w illustrations. Spine bumped. Small white spot to edge of rear cover. Light browning to half title-page and last text page, contents otherwise fine. Dustwrapper is edge worn and browned to spine and edges.
Peer Gynt is first and foremost a poetic fantasy, although based on a real person who lived Norway c1800. About his exploits, not much more is known than is found in Asbjornsen's book Norwegian Fairy Tales, in which Peer Gynt's chief exploits lie in the direction of fighting and conqueroring trolls. Admirably depicted by the "Goblin Master" in 12 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. Brown cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front cover. Cream and brown pictorial endpapers. 255 pages. Slight fading to covers. Spine and corners bumped, rubbed and slightly worn. Library(?) number written to base of spine (839.8). Blue ink stamp of WH to front pastedown. Some light foxing to page edges.
THE RING OF THE NIBLUNG: THE RHINEGOLD AND THE VALKYRIE
Written by Richard Wagner. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2132696
Published by William Heinemann Ltd.. 1st thus 1976. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Green cloth, gilt title to spine and decoration to front cover. A reissue of the title originally published in 1910, with Rackham's beautiful illustrations. ISBN: 0434619817. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is faded to spine; top corner of front flap has been cut off; a few small nicks to edges.
Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Embossed border and gilt picture to front cover. 16 attractive tipped-in, tissue-guarded and captioned colour plates. 235 pages. 8.25 x 6.25". Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Endpapers lightly browned. Foxing to contents. All plates present and in fine condition.
Large format. Green pictorial cloth. Musical score, some b/w drawings. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some grubby marks to covers. Couple of nicks to cloth on corners. Spotting and foxing to some pages.
Dark blue silk moiree binding. Colour plates. Spine is faded. Slip case is almost very good - some small splits at edges; scuffing and small chips.
Green cloth, black titles. Music by Alec Rowley. 173 pages. B/w plates. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Fading to spine and cover edges. Some light foxing and page browning to contents. 112 (crossed out) and 12F written in small ink writing to top corner of front free-endpaper.
Large format. Blue cloth, gilt titles with gilt vignette. 40 tissue-guarded tipped in colour plates. xxiv and 143 pages. Unfortunately the spine, rear cover and lower spine corner of front cover have been 'touched up' with some kind of blue ink (no idea why - sorry). There is a light damp stain to the edge of the front cover. One plate has a couple of tiny edge chips and another has a tiny piece of surface paper rubbing. There is some foxing to the contents. If it wasn't for the 'touching up' of the covers this would be a very good copy.