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The story of a boy and a trumpeter swan who had no voice. Blue cloth. B/w illustrations. Boards mottled by damp (not too heavy). Faint inscription in pencil to blue front endpaper. Contents clean. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper has surface paper loss to lower front panel (probably caused by the removal of a label) and is edge-worn with a few small chips and closed tears.
THE LORD OF THE RUSHIE RIVER
Written by Cicely Mary Barker. Illustrated by Cicely Mary Barker.
Stock no. 1317437
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. circa 1946. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Light brown boards, title to front and spine. Pictorial onlay to front board. Blue illustrated endpapers. Colour plates and b/w illustrations throughout. 48 pages. Small format, 5.5 x 4.25". Spine and corners bumped. A few foxspots to contents. Last small b/w illustration has been very neatly coloured in. Dustwrapper (price 2/6) is edge worn with small tears, tiny hole to front edge of spine and slightly grubby to rear panel and spine.
DUCKS, GEESE & SWANS OF NORTH AMERICA
Written by Frank C. Bellrose. Illustrated by Terence Michael Shortt; Frank C. Bellrose.
Stock no. 1811095
Published by Stackpole Books. 2nd 1976. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Second Edition. Completely new and expanded version of the classic work by F.H. Kortright. Colour illustrations, b/w text drawings and distribution maps. ISBN: 0811705358. Tape marks to endpapers else contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-creased.
Colour and b/w photographs of swans. Foreign text.