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WHILE LONDON BURNS: LETTERS WRITTEN TO AMERICA (JULY 1940 - JUNE 1941)
Written by F. Tennyson Jesse; H.M. Harwood.
Stock no. 2133916
Published by Constable & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1942. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Beige cloth with red title to spine. Wrapper is edge-torn and chipped, with some loss; foxed with grubby marks.
The story of a little mouse's search for a very special Christmas gift. Delightful colour illustrations. Pale blue cloth, gilt title to spine and vignette to front cover. Small format. Slight bumping to spine. Some light foxing to top edge of textblock else contents fine. Some small marks to dustwrapper and a light vertical brown mark to edge of front panel, dustwrapper spine is lightly browned.
2nd issue. Red cloth, gilt titles. Circular gilt vignette to front cover. 6 richly coloured plates mounted on green sugar-paper, plus numerous b/w illustrations (many full-page). Translated from the French by A.E. Johnson. 2nd issue. A few marks to covers. Corners are bumped. A little browning to spine; some fading to gilt. Vertical creasing to front endpaper and half-title page. Foxing and browning, mostly to prelims and outer page edges. A few margin marks. All plates present.
Large format. Cream cloth spine, blue pictorial boards. Colour pictures throughout. Board edges rubbed. Light staining to cloth spine. Contents clean. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn with loss, browned and damp stained to spine.
A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. Green cloth, gilt titles & vignettes. 8 colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations. 319 pages. All plates present. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Gilt faded from spine. A few marks to covers. Inscription in ink to front endpaper, name and address on half-title. Frontis plate has ragged edges and is repaired on verso. Page 67 has a closed margin tear. Some foxspots to contents. Brown mark from old paperclip on a couple of pages.
A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. Green cloth, gilt titles & vignettes. 8 colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations. 319 pages. Bumping to spine and corners. Spine and cover edges darkened. Gilt on spine is dulled. Large score mark to rear cover. Newspaper cuttings have been stuck to front endpaper. Small booksellers label and small patch of newsprint to front pastedown. Front joint beginning to crack. Browning to endpapers and tissue guard to frontis. Name and numbers (Isa 14/20) written in ink on front endpaper. Foxing to prelims and page edges. Some fingering. Plates all present.
Deluxe edition, limited to 525 numbered and signed copies. Bound in light grey cloth with gold pictorial spine. Gold pictorial white label to front cover. Top edge gilt, others uncut. 13 tipped-in colour plates and 43 b/w drawings. Mauve on white pictorial endpapers. 250pp. 12 x 9.5". SIGNED by Rackham. Limited edition: this is copy number 352 of 525. Spine and corners bumped, with some wear to the cloth. Some marks to boards. Cracking ans splitting to front joint. Endpapers browned. Bookplate pasted to half-title page. All colour plates present: last plate is corner creased but all others are in fine condition. A few scattered foxspots. Contents generally clean and bright, but pages 248-9 are browned.
A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. Green cloth, dark titles & vignettes. 8 colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations. 319 pages. Spine is faded and foxed. Uneven fading and some other marks to covers. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Small splits to top and tail of spine; with fraying of cloth. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing. All plates present.
A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. Green cloth, dark titles & vignettes. 8 colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations. 319 pages. Rear joint has been repaired and the spine has been reglued. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Fading to spine and rear cover. Covers mottled and marked. Two letters in ink to front pastedown. Half-title page and tissue guard to frontis very browned. All colour plates present, tear to top margin of one whilst does reach illustration. Just a few fox spots. Contents mostly clean just an odd mark.
Large format. Red cloth, gilt titles. 20 plates. Top edge gilt. Spine is extremely faded, with bumping and some chipping to cloth along top edge. Marks to covers. Page browning. Some foxing, mostly to outer page edges. All plates present.
Sports Fiction Series. Brown cloth boards with gilt titles. Spine and a couple of cover edges are faded. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some pages internally. Wrapper is price-cut with foxing, grubby marks; some chipping and creasing; minimal loss.
Red cloth, gilt titles. 8 tipped-in colour plates. Uneven fading and marks to covers. Some foxing and page browning. All plates present.