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THE WINTER'S TALE
Written by William Shakespeare; Herbert Farjeon. Illustrated by Albert Rutherston.
Stock no. 2130311
Published by The Limited Editions Club. 1st 1940. Very good condition.
One volume of 'The Plays of William Shakespeare in thirty-seven volumes'. First title page after half-title: 'The Comedies Histories & Tragedies of William Shakespeare'. Large format. Illustrations are from hand-coloured drawings by Rutherston. Limited to 1950 copies. This is Copy No. 759. Spotting and damp mark to spine. Browning and foxing to outer page edges. Some page edges are uncut.
Written by J.M. Barrie. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson.
Stock no. 1317715
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st thus 1913. Very good condition.
A Comedy in Four Acts. Large format. Elaborately decorated blue/lilac cloth covers, large gilt vignette and titles to front and spine. Illustrated endpapers. 22 beautiful tissue-guarded colour plates and b/w text illustrations.198 pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Spine is slightly faded but the gilt is still bright. There is heavy foxing to the first few and last few pages and also to the textblock, and the odd small foxspot to the contents, otherwise contents are clean. Plates all present and in fine condition.
SIX ENID BLYTON PLAYS
Written by Enid Blyton.
Stock no. 2129802
Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd.. 4th 1940. Almost very good condition in a poor dustwrapper.
Grey/blue cloth with dark blue titles. 166pp. 6.75 x 4.25". Covers are very foxed with some uneven fading. Foxing to outer page edges. Contents are very good. Wrapper is foxed and torn with a third of front panel missing!
THE KNAVE OF HEARTS
Written by Louise Saunders. Illustrated by Maxfield Parrish.
Stock no. 2129317
Published by Artists & Writers Guild. Circa 1925. Very good condition.
Large format. Spiral bound cardwraps. Stunning colour illustrations. Book is contained in a maroon cloth case and then in a marbled board slip case with leather spine with raised bands. Couple of damp mark to front cover. Creasing, with some chipping to corners and top and tail of spiral binding; a little loss. Page corner creasing. Maroon case is excellent. Slip case is edge-worn with some scuff marks; small patch of surface paper damage to rear.
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by Tanya Moiseiwitsch.
Stock no. 2128478
Published by Folio Society. 2nd 1962. Very good condition.
Burgundy covers, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations. Spine is faded. Slip case is almost very good - split to one edge; unevenly browned.
THE RHINEGOLD & THE VALKYRIE
Written by Richard Wagner; Margaret Armour. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2127691
Published by William Heinemann. 1st 1910. Almost very good condition.
Trade edition. Brown cloth. Gilt titles and decorations to spine and front cover. Cream and orange pictorial endpapers. Part of the trilogy of 'The Ring of the Niblung'. With a prelude by Richard Wagner. Translated into English by Margaret Armour. 34 beautiful tipped-in colour plates, covered with captioned tissue-guards. Text in a play format. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some uneven fading/marks to covers, with scuffing. Inscription in ink to front endpaper, which also has some corner creasing. Light corner crease to frontis, other plates are fine! Some foxing and browning.
Written by J.M. Barrie. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson.
Stock no. 2127180
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. Circa 1940. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Embossed border. 18 pretty tipped-in colour plates with captioned paper guards. 8.25 x 6.25 inches. 198 pages. Couple of corners are lightly bumped. Bookplate to front endpaper. Foxing to outer page edges. A few light margin marks. All plates present. Wrapper is very browned to spine, with creasing and wear; a few chips and tears; only small amounts of loss.
THE WASHERWOMAN'S CHILD
Written by Alison Uttley; Hans Christian Andersen. Illustrated by Irene Hawkins.
Stock no. 2126293
Published by Faber & Faber. 3rd 1956. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Red cloth, blue title to spine and vignette to front cover. B/w illustrations. 8 x 5.25". A three-act play based on Hans Andersen and seven of his fairy tales. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Front endpaper is MISSING. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-torn and chipped, with creasing and tape repairs to verso; foxed to rear panel; some red marks.
THE LIFE & DEATH OF SIR JOHN FALSTAFF
Written by William Shakespeare; George Radford. Illustrated by G.B. Galizzi.
Stock no. 1816228
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1st 1923. Very good condition.
Grey cloth. 14 colour plates. Introduction by George Radford. Boards a little grubby and edge-rubbed. All plates present.
THE QUEEN OF HEARTS AND OTHER PLAYS
Written by Edgar A. Browne. Illustrated by Gordon Browne.
Stock no. 1317376
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1919. Very good condition.
Contains: Queen of Hearts; The Frog Prince; Beauty and the Beast; Bluebeard. Beige cloth, brown titles and vignette to front within a yellow oval. 4 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 142 numbered pages. Spine and corners bumped. Covers ever so slightly grubby. Name and date in ink to front free-endpaper. Foxing and some fingering to contents.
RYMES OF ROBYN HOOD
Written by R.B. Dobson; J. Taylor.
Stock no. 2125027
Published by Alan Sutton. 1st thus 1989. Slightly better than very good condition.
An Introduction to the English Outlaw. Card wraps. 14 of the original surviving texts are faithfully reproduced, with accompanying commentary and an additional selection of related poems and play extracts. ISBN: 0862996104.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2124270
Published by Doubleday, Page & Company. 1st USA 1908. Almost very good condition.
American Edition. Green cloth spine with gilt titles. Covers are tree leaf silhouettes, with gilt title and square decoration to front. 40 exquisite colour plates mounted on cream paper. Large format. Spine is browned with some mottling. Heavy wear, with some chipping to corners and cover edges. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges; a few to some page margins. The 40 colour plates are beautiful; fine condition.