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What is the source of the appeal of Rupert Bear, of the Cheshire Cat, of Smaug and the Hobbits, of Winnie the Pooh, of Mr. Toad? Dark green titles and decorations to pale green cloth covers. B/w illustrations. 356 pages. ISBN: 009118410X. Spine slightly bumped. Pale foxing and fingering to textblock. White dustwrapper is very slightly browned and edge creased.
Observers Series No. 99. Glazed pictorial boards. ISBN: 0952026856. Revised and updated 6th impression. Spine slightly bumped and faded. Some minimal bumping to cover edges. Contents fine.
The history of the artwork of the dustwrappers, describing the frantic workings behind the seemingly serene collection of illustrations that have shaped Britain's most iconic natural history series. Large format. Matt pictorial boards. Blue endpapers. Colour & b/w illustrations. ix and 310 pages including index. ISBN: 9780007284719. SIGNED by authors on title page. Very lightest of wear along cover edges. Original wrap around band is still present and very good - a few marks/scuffs. q
FOLIO 60: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE FOLIO SOCIETY 1947-2006
Written by Paul W. Nash.
Stock no. 2140871
Published by Folio Society. 1st 2007. Fine condition.
60 Years of fine books produced by the Folio Society. Grey boards, gilt titles on green title block. B/w & colour illustrations. 472 pages. Contained in a nearly fine slip-case.
ARTHUR RACKHAM HIS LIFE AND WORK
Written by Derek Hudson. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2140161
Published by William Heinemann Ltd.. 1st thus 1974. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
An introduction to the man behind the work with comments on his technique and achievements. Bibliography at rear. Re-issued with a revised checklist of Rackham's work. Large format. Green cloth with gilt title to spine. Colour tipped-in plates and b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0434353507. Light bumping to a couple of corners. Page edge browning. Wrapper is price-cut with edge-creasing; a few nicks; faded to spine.
FOUR TO FOURTEEN
Written by Kathleen Lines; Walter De La Mare. Illustrated by Harold Jones.
Stock no. 1322951
Published by Cambridge University Press. 1st 1950. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
A library of books for children compiled by Lines, introduction by De La Mare. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Foxing else contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge faded and chipped with minimal loss.
Green leather binding with gilt titles to spine and front cover. A survey of the world's progress since the completion in 1910 of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, eleventh edition. Comprising: A register and review of current events and additions to knowledge in politics, economics, engineering, industry, sport, law, science, art, literature, and other forms of human activity, national and international upto the end of 1912. Leather has worn away top surface, so browned at edges and to covers. Foxing and marks to outer page edges.
THE FAMOUSE FIVE - A GUIDE TO THE CHARACTERS APPEARING IN ENID BLTON'S SERIES
Written by Enid Blyton; David Rudd; Norman Wright.
Stock no. 2139054
Published by Norman Wright. 2nd 1997. Very good condition.
2nd Revised edition. Paperwraps. Updated to include 'Five Have A Puzzling Time'. With new appendices on Famous Five Fims etc. by Norman Wright. Limited edition to 200 Numbered copies. ISBN: 0952746905. This is Copy No. 136. Creasing to cover and some page corners.
FLEMISH MANUSCRIPT PAINTING IN CONTEXT: RECENT RESEARCH
Written by Elizabeth Morrison; Thomas Kren.
Stock no. 2138974
Published by The J. Paul Getty Museum. 2006. Slightly better than very good condition.
Large format. Card wraps. Colour & b/w illustrations. Based on symposia held at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (September 5-6 2003), and at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London (February 21, 2004, under the sponsorship of the Courtauld Institute and the Royal Academy of Arts), with an additional essay by Margaret Scott. ISBN: 9780892368525.
Large format. Grey cloth with white titles. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0712906908. Some light foxing to outer page edges.
Large format. Pictorial card wraps. Colour & b/w illustrations. The history of book illustration. ISBN: 0704506270. Some light page edge browning.
Essays on fifteen contemporary book illustrators including: Charles Keeping, Brian Wildsmith, Shirley Hughes, Jan Pienkowski, Helen Oxenbury, Quentin Blake, and Michael Foreman among others. Large format. Dark grey boards, silver title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. 320 pages including index. ISBN: 0862033330. Bumping to spine and cover edges; some wear. Wrapper is edge-creased.