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THE HISTORY OF DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA
Written by Miguel De Cervantes. Illustrated by Jean De Bosschere.
Stock no. 2130460
Published by Constable and Company Ltd.. 1st thus 1922. Almost very good condition.

Based on Shelton's translation of 1620 with an essay by J.B.Trend. Very large, heavy format. Black cloth with gilt title to spine and vignette to front cover. Colour frontis, two-tone and b/w plates plus small b/w text illustrations. 311 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Browning to spine. Scuff marks to covers. Slight partial crease across front and rear covers. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges.

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THE ADVENTURES OF THE BLACK GIRL IN HER SEARCH FOR GOD
Written by George Bernard Shaw. Illustrated by John Farleigh.
Stock no. 2124085
Published by Constable and Company Ltd.. 1932. Almost very good condition.

Black boards, white titles and illustration. B/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Looks like top of spine has been repaired with glue. Some scuffing to edges. Inscription in ink to free front endpaper.

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LEWIS CARROLL
Written by Derek Hudson.
Stock no. 2123934
Published by Constable and Company Ltd.. 1st thus 1976. Very good condition.

An Illustrated Biography. Card wraps. ISBN: 009464280X. Spine is browned with vertical crease.

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THE WATER-BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 1814880
Published by Constable and Company Ltd.. 1st 1915. Very good condition.

Cheap Edition (no plates present). A Fairy-tale for a Land-Baby. Dark blue cloth spine with gilt titles. Lighter blue boards, black titles and illustration to front cover. B/w illustrations. Top edge blue. Gilt to spine faded. Corners of boards rubbed. Musty odour present. Contents clean. A nice copy.

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 2123538
Published by Constable and Company Ltd.. 3rd issue 1919. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Cream cloth spine with green title, green paper boards. 12 exquisite tipped-in colour plates, mounted on captioned paper with borders. Lovely b/w illustrations (full-page and text). 185 pages. Top edge green. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. Some uneven fading to covers. Some foxing throughout. All plates present. Wrapper is edge-creased and worn, with a little surface paper damage to rear panel.

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OLD-TIME STORIES
Written by Charles Perrault. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 1507456
Published by Constable and Company Ltd.. 1st 1921. Almost very good condition.

Red cloth, gilt titles. Circular white and gilt illustration to front cover. 6 richly coloured plates mounted on card, plus numerous b/w illustrations, many full-page. Translated from the French by A.E. Johnson. Spine bumped, worn and faded/browned, nicks to cloth at ends. Corners bumped and worn, damp staining to bottom corners. A few marks to covers including damage to gilt writing on front cover. Covers faded alongside spine. Red colour from covers to bottom corner of first and last few pages. A couple of hinges starting to crack but binding is firm. Ink inscription and small bookseller's sticker to rear endpapers. Foxing throughout. All plates present, 2 have light corner creases.

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PEACOCK PIE - A BOOK OF RHYMES
Written by Walter De La Mare. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 1405775
Published by Constable and Company Ltd.. 1st 1916. Almost very good condition.

Colour frontis, numerous b/w text and full page illustrations throughout. Green cloth covers, gilt illustration and titles to front. 178 pages. 8.5 x 6.75". Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Board edges darkened. Both joints beginning to crack. Heavy browning to endpapers, tissue guard and title page. Some foxing, worst on prelims and last couple of pages and page edges.

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THE THEORY OF PROPORTION
Written by M.J.M. Hill.
Stock no. 2119638
Published by Constable and Company Ltd.. 1914. Very good condition.

Brown cloth with gilt title to spine. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some foxing and page browning.

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THE FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM
Written by Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1505117
Published by Constable and Company Ltd.. 1st thus 1909. Fair condition.

Originally published by Freemantle in 1900, Constable purchased the copyright and reissued this sumptuous version with revised, redrawn and recoloured illustrations. Crimson cloth with gilt decorations to spine and front cover. 40 exquisite tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Red and grey pictorial endpapers. Top edge red. 325 pages. Title on front cover and spine is "Grimm's Fairy Tales". Spine is damaged - 3.5" split to edge of front cover at base, 1.5" to centre of spine at top. Spine also slightly faded. One plate (opposite page 28) is detached, one opposite page 90 is creased, all others present and mostly in fine condition. Tissue-guard for frontis is missing, a couple of others are loose with ragged edges. Foxing and some fingering to contents. A good copy of a scarce Rackham edition.

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BILL THE MINDER
Written by W. Heath Robinson. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 1314202
Published by Constable and Company Ltd.. 1st 1912. Almost very good condition.

Limited edition of 380 numbered and signed copies. Gilt decorated vellum. 16 superb tissue-guarded mounted colour plates with captioned tissue-guards. B/w text illustrations throughout. 254 pages. SIGNED by Robinson plus and inscription in ink "To Peter & Christopher Brinsmead, with best wishes for Xmas 1944 from Granny Heath Robinson". Copy no. 213. Very faint musty smell to contents. Covers are a little soiled. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Lacking silk ties. Joints are cracked but binding still tight. Endpapers browned. Foxspots to endpapers and some page margins. Pale page browning. A nice copy of this scarce item.

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ELEMENTARY APPLIED AERODYNAMICS
Written by Paul E. Hemke.
Stock no. 1808159
Published by Constable and Company Ltd.. 1st 1946. Very good condition.

Red cloth boards, gilt titles. Written to meet at he requirements of a first course in technical applied aerodynamics. viii and 231 pages including index. Gilt title to spine faded. Name & date in ink to front endpaper. Contents clean.

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FLUID MECHANICS
Written by R.C. Binder.
Stock no. 1808158
Published by Constable and Company Ltd.. 1947. Almost very good condition.

Black cloth boards, gilt titles. ix and 307 pages including index. Corners worn and frayed. Top of front endpaper removed (1" deep x 3" wide). Contents clean.

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