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The d'Antin Manuscript. The rhymes of your childhood in the accents of Moliere and De Gaulle! Edited and annotated by Luis d'Antin van Rooten. ISBN: 0207949913. Text block lightly browned else contents clean. Blue dustwrapper is edge-rubbed and scuffed to rear panel.
Blue cloth, black titles to spine and front cover, vignette to front cover as well. Colour illustrations throughout. Told in rhyme. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Covers edge browned. Names in ink to front free-endpaper and rear pastedown. Browning to endpapers. Contents generally clean.
Large format. Cloth spine. Green boards, pictorial onlay to front cover showing the Piper with townsfolk in the background. Full page colour illustrations and b/w text illustrations. Easy-to-read text. Printed on one-side of the paper only and pages unopened. Covers are edge worn and a bit grubby. Spine slightly bumped and rubbed. Joints starting to crack. Contents are clean.
WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Written by Michael Rosen. Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.
Stock no. 1326247
Published by Walker Books. 1st thus 2009. Nearly fine condition.
Large oblong format. Matt pictorial boards with title to spine. Full page colour and b/w illustrations throughout. ISBN: 9781406319408. A couple of page corner tips creased else covers and contents fine. Slipcase is just a tiny bit bumped and rubbed at edges and has a small split at top edge.
JOE CARPENTER & SON: AN ENGLISH NATIVITY
Written by Graham Clarke. Illustrated by Graham Clarke.
Stock no. 1826902
Published by Phaidon. 1st 1990. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
A wonderfully humorous and moving version of the Nativity Story, packed with Christmas delight. The events of Jesus' birth unfold in vivid verse and pictures, which recount the familiar story through the experiences of the inhabitants of an English village in the mists of Graham Clarke's 'anachronological' time scale. Can be performed as a play, read aloud or simply enjoyed as a picture book fror its own sake. Oblong format. Purple cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations, some fold out pages. ISBN: 0714826766. Top edge of text block slightly dusty. A few minor knocks to board edges. Pictorial dustwrapper is unevenly faded and a little scuffed & grubby.
BATS AT THE LIBRARY
Written by Brian Lies. Illustrated by Brian Lies.
Stock no. 1826899
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company Boston. Circa 2008. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Bored with another normal, inky evening, bats discover an open library window and fly in to enjoy the photocopier, water fountain, and especially the books and stories found there. Join the free-for-all fun at the public library with these book-loving bats! Oblong format. Glazed pictorial boards. Full page colour illustrations throughout with minimal text in rhyme. ISBN: 9780618999231. 2nd printing. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.
Title to cover is 'Blobbs Day at the Stores'. Blobbs has the appearance of an English bulldog. Large format 12" x 10". Buff pictorial boards show Blobbs on weighing scales with his friend Sam. Colour & b/w illustrations. Blobbs and Sam get up to mischief at the sales. Covers are edge worn with chipping to spine. Covers slightly grubby. Some light foxing and fingering else contents clean. A nice copy of a scarce book.
Nister No. 2000. Red cloth spine. Pictorial front cover depicting cat with kittens. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations every page, mostly of cats. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers edge rubbed/worn. Some light scuffing to the covers. Inscription in ink (dated 1916) to front free-endpaper. Some foxing and fingering to pages. Some light page browning throughout. Some page corner tips lightly creased.
THE ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER OR PRETTY STORIES AND FUNNY PICTURES
Written by Heinrich Hoffmann.
Stock no. 1826382
Published by Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd. Almost very good condition.
Cloth spine, pictorial boards. Colour pictures. 24 pages printed one side only. Boards a little stained, rubbed at corners and edges with some surface paper loss, some lettering to front board is coloured in with green pen, spine is a little rubbed and fraying to rear edge, surface paper loss to rear board affecting the text. Name ink stamped 3 times on front endpapers. Contents are clean but browned.
Red cloth, gilt titles, vignette and border. Top edge gilt. Pink pictorial endpapers. Delightful b/w illustrations throughout. 103 pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Spine slightly faded. Front cover is lightly mottled (damp?). Tiny booksellers sticker to front pastedown. Browning and pencil name/date to half title-page. Some hinges pulled. Foxing to textblock. A decent copy of an early edition.
Green cloth with white titles and borders. Cheap edition. B/w illustrations to song headings. Music by Horace Mansion. Songs in French. Spine and corners bumped. Covers slightly faded at edges. Large but faint child's name to front cover. Front free-endpaper removed and missing (possibly rear free-endpaper too). Hinges pulled and cracked. Some pencil scribbles to pages and other marks to margins. A working copy.
Square format. Grey cloth, black illustrations and titles. Contains music, words and decorations to many popular rhymes. 70 pages. Spine and corners bumped and worn, covers grubby. Creases to free-endpapers. Large tear to inner margin of page 17/18. Contents are slightly grubby (well fingered).