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PICTORIAL CHRONICLES OF THE MIGHTY DEEP; OR, THE SEA, ITS SHIPS AND SAILORS
Written by Francis Watt.
Stock no. 1321796
Published by James Sangster and Co.. Circa 1887. Very good condition.

Being a record from the earliest times of our own day of the most remarkable maritime adventures, voyages, discoveries, conflicts, deeds of bravery and danger... Embellished with upwards of 100 excellent woodcuts and a series of colour plates from authentic scenes in Foreign Lands. Spine and corners bumped. Spine faded and slightly rubbed. Name and date in ink to front free-endpaper. Some foxspots to textblock. Tears to lower edges of frontis and tissue-guard.

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HOKUSAI: PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND WOODCUTS
Written by J. Hillier. Illustrated by Katsushika Hokusai.
Stock no. 1822331
Published by Phaidon. 3rd 1978. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Third edition with extended bibliography. Hokusai is one of the few Japanese artists whose appeal is not restricted to those who understand and appreciate the Eastern idiom in painting. This book is one of the most comprehensive and fully illustrated works on Hokusai published in English, the author describes the slow unfolding of the artist's gifts as print designer and book illustrator... Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w and colour illustrations. ISBN: 071481833X. A few small marks to lower edge of front board. Light browning to top edge of boards. Text block lightly browned, contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine and top edges, rear panel lightly scuffed.

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THE SHIP OF FOOLS
Written by Sebastian Brant; William Gillis.
Stock no. 1321546
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 1971. Very good condition.

Translated by William Gillis and with the original woodcuts. Blue wove cloth with floral decorations, gilt title to spine. Dark blue endpapers. Top edge blue. Some fox spots to spine and spine edges. Contents fine. Slipcase is slightly faded at edges and split at edges too.

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THE DREAM OF POLIPHILUS: FAC-SIMILES OF ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-EIGHT WOODCUTS
Written by J.W. Appell.
Stock no. 1822080
Published by Department Of Science And Art In Photo-Lithography. 1st thus 1888. Almost very good condition.

Woodcuts in "Poliphili Hypernatomcachia," Venice, 1499. With an introductory notice and descriptions by Appell. Originally published by Aldus in 1499. Large format. White cloth boards, title to front, no title to spine. Boards very grubby and browned. Front joint cracked, rear joint just starting to crack. Large bookplate to front pastedown. Rear hinge split from staple binding. Foxing to text pages and some minor pencil annotations, woodcut pages generally clean if slightly browned.

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LAXDAELA SAGA
Written by Magnus Magnusson; Hermann Palsson. Illustrated by Peter Pendrey.
Stock no. 1321306
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 1975. Very good condition.

Black spine, gilt title. Decorated boards. Translated by and with an introduction by Magnusson and Palsson. Woodcuts by Pendrey. An Icelandic saga. Corners slightly rubbed. Blue slipcase has a small patch of surface paper damage to lower edge and a small mark to spine.

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DAME WIGGINS OF LEE AND HER SEVEN WONDERFUL CATS
Written by John Ruskin. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway.
Stock no. 2133897
Published by George Allen. 1st 1885. Almost very good condition.

A Humorous Tale Written Principally by a Lady of Ninety. Brown cloth, gilt vignette & title to front. 22 woodcuts. With new illustrations by Greenaway. Nearly 2" split to cloth at base of spine. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Browning to endpapers and outer page edges. A few margin marks.

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A CATECHISM OF THE STEAM ENGINE
Written by John Bourne.
Stock no. 2133319
Published by Longmans, Green & Co.. 1885. Good condition.

Dark brown cloth with gilt title to spine. In its various applications in the arts, to which is now added a chapter on air and gas engines and another devoted to useful rules, tables and memoranda. New Edition, Much Enlarged and Mostly Rewritten. Illustrated with 212 woodcuts. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Marks to covers; some spotting. Front endpaper is MISSING! Foxing to outer page edges. A few grubby marks.

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THE TYGER TRAY
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 2128138
Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1971. Almost very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A rich blend of mystery and excitement involving an Indian tray, a tiger skin and some very powerful hocus-pocus! Purple boards with gilt title to spine. B/w woodcut illustrations. ISBN: 041665830X. Ex-lib. with ink stamps to a couple of pages of prelims. Sticky tape marks to covers and rear endpaper. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few small chips and faded to spine.

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THE BABE'S BOOK OF VERSE
Written by Madeleine Nightingale. Illustrated by C.T. Nightingale.
Stock no. 1816752
Published by Basil Blackwell. 1924. Very good condition.

Slim format. Grey paper boards with onlay to front board. 44 pages. B/w woodcuts. Reprint. Boards browned. Fading inscription in ink to front pastedown. A few grubby fingermarks to contents.

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A HOUSE FOR A MOUSE
Written by Cicely Englefield. Illustrated by Cicely Englefield.
Stock no. 1816547
Published by John Murray. 1st 1936. Very good condition.

The mouse that wanted a house of her own. Brown and cream pictorial boards. Green cloth spine. Delightful woodcuts throughout. 7 x 5". 41 pages plus booklist. Green cloth spine faded and foxed but title to spine still bright. Name in ink to front endpaper. Browning to endpapers. Contents clean.

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BILLY WINKS
Written by Cicely Englefield. Illustrated by Cicely Englefield.
Stock no. 1816409
Published by John Murray. 1st 1934. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

The story of an impertinent lizard and how he lost his tail. Fuschia and green pictorial boards. Delightful woodcuts throughout. 41pp plus booklist. 6.75 x 5". Light rubbing to board edges. Fading to top and tail of cloth spine. Blue pencil crayon scribble to front board. Contents clean. Matching pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn with a few chips which affect 'Bil' of the title to spine (missing).

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DEEP SEA CHANTIES
Written by Frank Shay; William McFee. Illustrated by Edward A. Wilson.
Stock no. 1316787
Published by William Heinemann Ltd.. 1st 1925. Almost very good condition.

Old Sea Songs with elegant engravings. Large format. Cream spine with blue boards and title onlay to front. Colour and b/w decorations and woodcuts. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Spine grubby and small piece of title-label on spine missing. Front cover is discoloured causing browning to title-label. Light foxing to contents.

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