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THE MERRY LAUGHTER BOOK
No author listed. Illustrated by M.A. Peart; Honor C. Appleton; Rosa C. Petherick; Elsie Blomfield; Peter Fraser; et al..
Stock no. 1315737
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. circa 1927. Very good condition.

An anthology of short stories. Large format. Cloth spine, pictorial front board showing boy and girl on a swing. 8 full-page colour illustrations, b/w text illustrations throughout. First story is "The Knight and the Dragon" (told in rhyme). Spine bumped, corners worn. Covers are slightly grubby with a few small ink spots to rear cover. Gold address label to top margin of front pastedown (which is also the frontis - but it is in the margin so picture not affected). Prize plate neatly inserted at inner margin of title-page. Grubby fingermarks and pale page browning to contents. Neat list of illustrator names written in pencil to verso of title-page.

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PAGES TO PLEASE YOU
Written by Edric Vredenburg; Queenie Scott-Hopper; Cecily M. Rutley; et al. Illustrated by Hilda Cowham; Elsie Blomfield; G.H. Thompson; et al..
Stock no. 1505512
Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd.. Almost very good condition.

Cloth spine with black title, pictorial covers, front shows two horses and a cockerel, back shows dog and two sheep. Colour frontis plus two-tone and b/w illustrations. A mix of short stories and rhymes edited by Vredenburg. Spine slightly faded and worn. Some bumping and wear to corners and cover edges. Covers slightly grubby with a few light scratches. Inscription to front pastedown. One hinge cracked, first gathering pulled. A little light browning and a few marks to contents. Odd small margin tear.

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OFF AND AWAY! PICTURES AND STORIES FOR EVERY DAY
Written by Fay Inchfawn; Ethel J. Barks; Sheila E. Braine; et al. Illustrated by Ernest A. Aris; A.L. Bowley; Elsie Blomfield.
Stock no. 1404829
Published by S.W. Partridge & Co. Ltd.. Good condition.

Pictorial boards. 4 colour plates plus two tone illustrations. Endpapers are adverts. Spine bumped and worn, showing webbing, with 2" split to bottom. Corners bumped and worn. Board edges scuffed. Some surface paper damage to rear cover which is a little grubby. Front cover slightly bowed and a bit grubby. Endpapers browned. Some foxing. Colouring to many pictures. Pencil drawing to verso of one plate. Faint scribble to a couple of pages plus some grubby marks. A reading copy.

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PARTRIDGE'S CHILDREN'S ANNUAL - 7TH YEAR
Written by Agness E. Cash; John Lea; Elsie Blomfield; et al. Illustrated by Ernest A. Aris; Elsie Blomfield; A.L. Bowley; Arthur Cooke; Louis Wain; et al..
Stock no. 1315363
Published by S.W. Partridge & Co. Ltd.. Very good condition.

Large format. Red cloth spine. Front cover shows children watching Santa Claus disappear into a forest. First story is The Brownietown Christmas Alphabet. Colour plates plus b/w and two-tone illustrations. Spine bumped. Corners worn. Cover edges slightly rubbed. Rear cover is a bit scuffed. Name and address in ink to front pastedown. Foxing to contents (some heavy). One page corner has not been trimmed correctly during the binding process and is creased.

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