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SEVEN HAPPY DAYS
Written by John Davidson. Illustrated by Jessie M. King.
Stock no. 2134589
Published by The Fraser Press. 1993. Slightly better than very good condition.

Facsimile of the Christmas Supplement to the Studio MCMXIII. A series of drawings (in colour & b/w) by Jessie M. King with quotations from John Davidson and others. Large slim format. Cream pictorial boards. ISBN: 1873805012. Reprint. A few small marks to covers. Contents are still excellent!

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THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF JESSIE M. KING
Written by Colin White. Illustrated by Jessie M. King.
Stock no. 2132549
Published by Canongate Publishing Limited. 1st thus 1989. Very good condition.

Card wraps. Colour and b/w illustrations and photographs throughout. This is the first major book to be published about the life and works of Jessie M. King, who is one of the most important illustrators of the 20th century. Includes a detailed list of bibliographical information. Large format. ISBN: 086241363X. Vertical crease down front cover, just over 1" from cover edge. Pale page edge browning, but contents are sill excellent!

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A HOUSE OF POMEGRANATES
Written by Oscar Wilde. Illustrated by Jessie M. King.
Stock no. 2123556
Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd.. Almost very good condition.

Large format. Blue cloth with orange titles and decoration. 16 superb tipped-in colour plates. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some cracks and splits to top and tail of spine on both sides; appears to have been professionally repaired. A little fraying of cloth. Some scuff marks and uneven fading. Front joint is partially cracked. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some pages internally. All plates present.

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THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF JESSIE M. KING
Written by Colin White. Illustrated by Jessie M. King.
Stock no. 1314300
Published by Canongate Publishing Limited. 1st 1989. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Grey boards with gilt title to spine. Colour and b/w illustrations and photographs throughout. This is the first major book to be published about the life and works of Jessie M. King, who is one of the most important illustrators of the 20th century. Includes a detailed list of bibliographical information. Large format. ISBN: 0862412358. A couple of tiny marks to rear cover. Tiny splash marks (possibly from a drink?) to lower cover edges and textblock (marks very faint to textblock). Slight wear to top edges of dustwrapper.

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THE DEFENCE OF GUENEVERE AND OTHER POEMS
Written by William Morris. Illustrated by Jessie M. King.
Stock no. 1208008
Published by John Lane; The Bodley Head. 1st 1904. Almost very good condition.

Red cloth with gilt titles, borders and decoration. B/w illustrations. 310 pages. Small grubby mark to front endpaper. Spine faded. Front endpaper missing.

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MUMMY'S BEDTIME STORY BOOK
Written by Marion. Illustrated by Jessie M. King.
Stock no. 1108298
Published by Cecil Palmer. 1st 1929. Almost very good condition.

Large format. Blue pictorial printed paper boards. Yellow, blue & white pictorial endpapers. Bright two tone and full colour illustrations throughout. 56 pages. An excellent example of Jessie M. King's illustrative style. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A few scuff marks and indentation marks to covers. Bottom 2-3" of backstrip are MISSING. Some wear to rest of spine. Child's name in ink to verso of front endpaper. Inscription in ink dated 1930 to verso of frontis. Some grubby marks to some pages, with foxing/browning; tiny spots of surface paper damage. Illustrations are still bright.

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MUMMY'S BEDTIME STORY BOOK
Written by Marion. Illustrated by Jessie M. King.
Stock no. 821398
Published by Cecil Palmer. 1st 1929. Very good condition.

Large format. Blue pictorial printed paper boards. Yellow, blue & white pictorial endpapers. Bright two tone and full colour illustrations throughout. 56 pages. An excellent example of Jessie M. King's illustrative style. Edges rubbed, corners lightly worn. Backstrip has slight loss at top and tail of spine through general wear and tear. Else backstrip complete with scuffing at edges. Covers generally nice and bright with a few marks to rear cover. A few very pale foxspots to prelims and endpapers else a very nice, clean copy.

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THE ENCHANTED CAPITAL OF SCOTLAND
Written by Noel G. Fyfe; Isobel K.C. Steele. Illustrated by Jessie M. King.
Stock no. 732632
Published by Plaid Stationery Of Scotland Ltd.. 1st 1945. Slightly better than very good condition.

From a story told by a Merchant of Edinburgh. Retold by Steele. Blue cloth, gilt title to front cover. Packed full with b/w illustrations plus 4 double-spread colour illustrations. Jessie M. King's last book. Spine and corners bumped. Date in ink to front endpaper and tiny tear to top edge of endpaper. Contents clean. A very nice copy.

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