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Third Edition. With fifteen colour plates and over three hundred illustrations. Red cloth spine with black title and vignette of Britannia, pictorial paper board to front shows soldiers of the Empire. 264 pages. Spine faded to top and bottom. Rear board scuffed. Board edges rubbbed. Name in ink to lower edge of front pastedown. Contents browned. All plates present.
THE WONDER BOOK OF TELL ME WHY?
Written by Harry Golding; Herbert H. Thomas; A.M. Low; et al.
Stock no. 1325000
Published by Ward Lock & Co Ltd.. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Green cloth with gilt title to spine and black title to front cover. 8 colour plates and nearly three hundred illustrations. 256 pages. Spine bumped. Name in ink to front free-endpaper. Endpapers lightly browned. Dustwrapper is edge chipped with slight loss to top of spine. Spine is browned and there is a small hole at the base.
THE WONDER BOOK OF SHIPS AND THE SEA
Written by A.O. Watson; J.M. Palmer; David Shaw; Douglas Phillips-Birt; L.G. Pine; C.E. Ash; Walter Shepherd; Patrick Pringle; Edward Andrewes.
Stock no. 1323839
Published by Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1959. Very good condition.
Front board shows picture of two ships, rear board is gold with black decorations. Blue pictorial endpapers. Over 250 photographs and specially prepared drawings, 7 full colour plates. First item is The Ships of the Past. Spine and corners bumped and worn, covers edge rubbed. Some light staining to spine and a mark at top. Contents clean.
WARD LOCK & CO'S WONDER BOOK 1927
Written by Harry Golding. Illustrated by Nina K. Brisley; Margaret Tarrant; Chris G. Temple; Alan Wright; et al..
Stock no. 1405231
Published by Ward, Lock & Co. Limited. 1927. Good condition.
Twenty-second year of issue. Red cloth spine. Pictorial front board shows child with a plate of fruit. 12 colour plates plus two-tone and b/w illustrations to text throughout. Pictorial endpapers by Alan Wright. First story is The Magic Knocker by Christine Chaundler. 264 pages. 10" x 7.25". Spine bumped and worn with splits to top and bottom. 5.5" split in cloth at front edge. Corners bumped and very worn. Board edges rubbed and scuffed. Scuffing and some marks to boards. Front joint cracked at top. Endpapers browned. Name and address in ink to verso of front endpaper. Ink tracing of picture beneath on tissue guard for frontis. 3 plates are MISSING. Foxing and some grubby margin marks.