POETRY AND VERSE (CHILDRENS)
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FAIRY TALES; IN VERSE TO WHICH IS ADDED THE CHASE, A TALE OF FANCY
No author listed.
Stock no. 1821082
Published by Joseph Thomas. 1839. Almost very good condition.
New Edition, with Additions. 7 tales: Little Red Riding Hood; Blue Beard; Cinderella; Little Thumb and the Ogre; The Master Cat, or Puss in Books; The Fairy, or Toads and Diamonds; The Chase, a Tale of Fancy. Three-quarters burgundy leather with marbled boards. Gilt title to spine is 'Juvenile Tales 5'. vi and 153 pages. Leather spine & corners worn. Boards scuffed. Front hinge pulled but binding tight. A few grubby marks to contents.
Colour pictorial cloth. B/w illustrations throughout. An Agony, In Eight Fits. Spine is faded and spine edges of covers also affected. Small nick in cloth to front edge of spine. Small brown spot to front free-endpaper. Contained in publisher's blue slipcase which is browned at edges and slightly worn with a couple of small splits at lower edges.
THE POETICAL EPITOME; OR ELEGANT EXTRACTS ABRIDGED
No author listed.
Stock no. 1821067
Published by C. Dilly. 1791. Almost very good condition.
From the larger volume, for the improvement of scholars at classical and other schools, in the art of speaking, in reading, thinking, composing, an in the conduct of life. Small, fat, square format. Three-quarters calf leather binding. Marbled paper boards. Marbled endpapers. Pictorial title page. Marbled text block. xx and 532 pages. Boards rubbed and edge-worn. Corners worn. Binding tight. Initials in ink to title page. Foxing and browning throughout. Text block is browned.
Large format. Pictorial cardwraps. Lovely colour and two-tone illustrations. An exact reprint on an early edition. Covers are very slightly grubby at edges. Contents fine.
A stunning edition of T.S.Eliot's beloved cat poems. Blue boards, gilt title to spine and vignette to front cover. 64 pages. Lovely colour illustrations. ISBN: 9780571240616. Minimal bumping to spine. Light creasing to wrapper edges.
Smaller format. Red/brown cloth with gilt title to spine. 3 Kronheim plates. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Browning with some uneven fading to cover edges and spine. Split/tear to cloth to one edge of cover; some fraying to cloth. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. A little writing to front pastedown. A few margin marks and the odd foxspot.
Yellow pictorial boards. Simple colour illustrations to text. 9 x 6.5". 263 pages. Slip case is very good - some scuff marks.
LAMBS'-TAILS AND SUCHLIKE
Written by Joyce Lankester Brisley. Illustrated by Joyce Lankester Brisley.
Stock no. 1319753
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1930. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Verses and sketches. Yellow cloth spine with black title. Green decorated boards. Pale green illustrated endpapers. 94 numbered pages. Colour frontis and b/w text illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. A few light fingermarks to page margins else contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn with pieces of loss, small hole to spine and also a little grubby.
Large, oblong format. Brown cloth spine with gilt title. Cream boards. 24 short rhymes for occupations such as builder, vet, clock-winder etc. Each with a full-page colour plate. Covers are worn and grubby. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Joints are cracked but binding is still tight. Small booksellers sticker to front pastedown. Light fingermarks to contents and light page browning to endpapers.
Green cloth spine, cream pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Humourous rhymes. Printed on one side of the paper only. Scuffing to covers; wear and bumps. Binding is weak - front joint is completely broken. Front endpaper and half-title page are MISSING! Some grubby margin marks. A reading copy.
A BOOK OF MODERN BALLADS
Written by E.B. Browning; W.S. Gilbert; F.E. Weatherly; et al. Illustrated by Alice Havers; J. Pauline Sunter.
Stock no. 2133907
Published by Hildesheimer & Faulkner. Circa 1895. Very good condition.
Brown cloth, gilt and silver decorations to front cover. Chromolithos, some full-page. 40 pages. Some wear to spine and corners. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Hinge next to contents page is pulled. Some browning.
Beige cloth, black titles, pictorial onlay to front. Prince Charming Colour Books For Children series. 48 coloured plates (includes endpapers). 340 pages plus booklist to rear. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Small marks to covers. Inscription in ink to half title-page. Contents are browned and foxed. Small booksellers sticker to rear pastedown. Dustwrapper has price removed from front flap, is edge worn with some loss to spine and corners.