POETRY AND VERSE (CHILDRENS)
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THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK
Written by Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by Ralph Steadman.
Stock no. 2137986
Published by Michael Dempsey; Studio Vista. 1st 1975. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
An Agony in Eight Fits. Large format. Beige boards, with black title to spine. B/w line drawings by Steadman. ISBN: 0904518086. Spine very slightly bumped. Minimal browning to spine and cover edges. Light crease to top corner of rear free-endpaper. Dustwrapper is price-cut, unevenly faded and grubby.
James Reeves takes children on a magical poetic tour through the alphabet - here is King Arthur in Avalon, Brand the Blacksmith, Moths and Moonshine, Noah, etc. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 0744511089. SIGNED by illustrator to title page, with dedication to previous owners. Wrapper appears a little faded to spine.
Large format. Cloth spine. Pictorial front cover. Verses by Asquith. Set to music by Alec Rowley. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. Slight scuff to front cover. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges.
Puffin Story Book PS141. Pictorial card wraps. B/w illustrations. Spine is browned. Page edge browning.
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES
Written by Cicely Mary Barker. Illustrated by Cicely Mary Barker.
Stock no. 1322753
Published by Frederick Warne. 1st thus 2016. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
All of the flower fairy poems and pictures in a single volume. White boards. 189 pages. Lilac endpapers. ISBN: 9780241269657. A few minimal marks to covers. Dustwrapper is just a little creased at edges.
Large oblong format. Blue boards. Colour pictorial onlay to front. Super colour illustrations. Story in verse. ISBN: 9780500514962. Some rubbing to spine and corners. A couple of light score marks to rear cover. Tiny dent to lower edge of front cover.
The Adventures and Brave Deeds of the Ship's Cat on The Spanish Maine. Narrated in verses with 'Divers Cunning and Fantastical' full colour pictures. Glazed pictorial boards. Large format. ISBN: 0224014412. Slight bumping to spine and corners, light scuffing to covers. Dent to edge of rear cover. Some slight surface paper damage to corners of endpapers (front and rear). A few foxspots but contents generally clean.
Glazed pictorial green boards. Orange endpapers. Lovely colour illustrations facing each page of verse. 30 pages. 10 x 7.75 inches. ISBN: 0224012371. Minimal rubbing to spine and corners and minimal fading to spine. Small erasure patch to top corner of front free-endpaper. Reprint in same year as first edition.
The first in the Milne Pooh quartet in which we meet Winnie-The-Pooh for the first time in the Teddy Bear, poem 'A bear, however hard he tries, Grows tubby without exercise...' Delightful rhymes and illustrations. Blue cloth with gilt title to spine and vignettes to front cover. Cream pictorial endpapers. B/w text illustrations. Top edge gilt. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. Light foxing.
I AM THE SEED THAT GREW THE TREE
Written by Fiona Waters; Various. Illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon.
Stock no. 1322343
Published by Nosy Crow Ltd. Circa 2018. Slightly better than very good condition.
A nature poem for every day of the year. Blue cloth spine with cream title, pictorial boards. 333 pages. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 9780857637703. 3rd printing. Tiny indentation to lower edge of rear cover. Contents fine.
THE LITTLEST ONE
Written by Marion St. John Webb; Ralph Dunstan. Illustrated by Margaret Tarrant; Kathleen Nixon.
Stock no. 1322270
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1923. Very good condition.
Large format. Brown cloth spine with black title. Grey paper boards, large pictorial onlay to front. 8 colour plates by tarrant, b/w text illustrations by Nixon. Music by Dunstan. 116 pages. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. A few marks to covers. Small mark to front free-endpaper and a few light fingermarks to page margins.
TRADITIONAL NURSERY RHYMES AND CHILDREN'S VERSE
Written by Michael Foss; Lorraine Gerry; Leslie Gerry. Illustrated by Anne Anderson; Lawson Wood; Charles Folkard; Dorothy M. Wheeler; et al..
Stock no. 2136303
Published by Michael Joseph. 1981. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0718115562. Second impression. Some edge-creasing to wrapper.