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WHEN ALL IS YOUNG
Written by Robert Ellice Mack. Illustrated by Harriett M. Bennett.
Stock no. 2134716
Published by Ernest Nister; E.P. Dutton & Co.. Circa 1890. Almost very good condition.

Green cloth spine, pictorial paper boards show young girl in a blue & white pinafore holding a baby and watching a kitten and puppy at her feet. Verse for children. Colour chromolithographic illustrations plus two tone illustrations. Bumping and wear to cover edges, corners and spine. Scuffing and marks to covers. Has possibly been rebound or restitched at some point; the front fly-leaf is now missing. Foxing and marks to pages throughout. Illustrations are still bright.

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LITTLE ANN AND OTHER POEMS
Written by Jane Taylor; Ann Taylor. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway.
Stock no. 2134709
Published by Frederick Warne & Co.. 1st 1883. Almost very good condition.

Green cloth spine and corners, cream pictorial boards. Plain endpapers. 64 pages. Colour illustrations throughout. All edges green. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. Scuffing and marks to covers. Wear to cloth corners, which have a little fraying to cloth. Foxing throughout. Inscription in ink to front endpaper.

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THE FOLIO BOOK OF HUMOROUS VERSE
Written by Edward Leeson. Illustrated by Posy Simmonds.
Stock no. 1821876
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2002. Nearly fine condition.

Selected and introduced by Edward Leeson. Yellow pictorial boards. Simple colour illustrations to text. 263 pages. A fine copy in an almost fine slipcase.

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POEMS FOR YOUTH: BY A FAMILY CIRCLE
Written by Mary Anne Jevons.
Stock no. 1821830
Published by Harvey And Darton. 3rd 1841. Very good condition.

Third Edition. Edited by MA Jevons who is the eldest daughter of William Roscoe best known as one of England's first abolitionists. This book is dedicated to his grandson. Small format. Dark lilac cloth with stamped design to front and rear board, title to spine is Poetry and Prose with floral design. B/w illustrations. All edges gilt. Spine browned, worn to top. Erasure marks to front endpapers. One hinge pulled, binding is tight. The odd small foxspot.

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RURAL SCENES: OR, A PEEP INTO THE COUNTRY. FOR YOUTH
Written by Ann Taylor.
Stock no. 1821826
Published by R. Yorke Clarke And Co.. 8th 1948. Almost very good condition.

Small format. Eighth edition. A book of childrens rhymes. Green cloth boards, gilt titles and vignette to front. 87 b/w engravings. Covers browned and stained. Contemporary inscription in ink to front endpaper. Contents browned and a few grubby marks.

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THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
Written by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Virgil Burnett.
Stock no. 1321033
Published by Folio Society. 1997. Slightly better than very good condition.

'The First Version by Edward Fitzgerald". Lovely slim volume, brown cloth with gilt and silver decorations. Beige pictorial endpapers. Full page illustrations. 13th printing. Book is fine. Gold slipcase is slightly edge rubbed with a couple of small scratches to one side.

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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Written by Tim Rice; Andrew Lloyd Webber. Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Stock no. 1320976
Published by Pavilion; Michael Joseph. 1st 1982. Very good condition.

Based on the smash-hit musical of the same name that has become a classic in children's entertainment, this book retells in verse and pictures one of the most exciting action-packed stories in the Old Testament. Pictorial glazed boards. Large format. Colour illustrations throughout in Blake's unique style. ISBN: 0907516025. Small card (5.75 x 9.75cm) loosely inserted SIGNED by the illustrator. Spine slightly bumped and lightly browned. Contents clean.

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THE BOOK OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES
Written by Cicely Mary Barker. Illustrated by Cicely Mary Barker.
Stock no. 1320820
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Contains poems and pictures from Flower Fairies of the Spring, Summer and Autumn. Green cloth with gilt titles and vignette. 72 glorious colour plates. Grey endpapers. Spine bumped at top and tail. Some foxing to contents which are otherwise clean. Price-cut wrapper is foxed on verso, chipped at edges with only minimal loss to spine and corners, grubby to rear panel and has a small stain to centre of spine.

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CAUTIONARY TALES AND OTHER VERSES
Written by Hilaire Belloc. Illustrated by Posy Simmonds.
Stock no. 1320784
Published by Folio Society. 2nd 1998. Nearly fine condition.

Green pictorial cloth. Colour & b/w illustrations. 160 pages. Some light rubbing to cover edges.

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A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Illustrated by Helen Smithson.
Stock no. 1320769
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 1998. Slightly better than very good condition.

Introduction by Michael Rosen. Attractive blue pictorial cloth. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Faint foxing to front edge of spine. Contained in publisher's burgundy slipcase which is very slightly scuffed at edges.

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THE FOLIO BOOK OF CHILDREN'S POETRY
Written by Penelope Lively. Illustrated by Lesley Barnes.
Stock no. 1821372
Published by Folio Society. 1st 2018. Slightly better than very good condition.

Introduced by Penelope Lively. Blue cloth boards with blocked anima design to front and rear, white title to spine with gold and white mice. Endpapers are red with Dachshund pattern. Colour illustrations to text. A fine copy contained in publisher's slipcase bumped at top open edge and a little scuffed.

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WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG
Written by A.A. Milne. Illustrated by E.H. Shepard.
Stock no. 1320499
Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd.. 6th 1924. Almost very good condition.

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 worn, small dents to lower edges of covers. Endpapers lightly browned. Some hinges cracked. Light fingermarks to page margins and one page (18) has a small ink stain to lower margin.

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