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HEMINGWAY A LIFE WITHOUT CONSEQUENCES
Written by James R. Mellow.
Stock no. 2128289
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1993. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Biography of Ernest Hemingway. 704 pages. B/w photos. ISBN: 0340592761.

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THE WHITE PUPPY BOOK
Written by Cecil Aldin. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 2128226
Published by Hodder & Stoughton; Henry Frowde. Circa 1909. Almost very good condition.

Square format. Green cloth spine, grey boards with red title and white puppy illustration to front. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. A day in the life of a little white puppy. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some chipping along cover edges. A little fraying to cloth at top and tail of spine, where there are a few chips. Joints are a bit cracked. Heavy foxing to some pages; other pages have lighter foxing, with some browning. Very cute pictures!

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FIVE RUN AWAY TOGETHER
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Eileen Soper.
Stock no. 2128061
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 2nd 1948. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Burgundy textured boards with gilt titles to front and spine. Blue, white and black pictorial endpapers. Colour frontis. B/w and two-tone illustrations. Wear to cover edges/corners. Bottom of spine is faded. Ink stamp name to title page. Some foxing. Wrapper is marked with damp stained; 1" loss to base of spine; some chipping and creasing to edges; front panel is still lovely and bright!

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FIVE GO TO SMUGGLER'S TOP
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Eileen Soper.
Stock no. 2128060
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 2nd 1948. Almost very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Burgundy textured boards. Gilt titles. Blue pictorial endpapers. Colour frontis. B/w and two-tone illustrations. Spine is unevenly faded. A few marks to covers. Foxing to outer page edges. Frontis lovely and bright! Wrapper is torn into two pieces, with some loss; very creased.

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HANS ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES
Written by Hans Christian Andersen. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 2127956
Published by Hodder & Stoughton; Boots the Chemists. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Published for Boots The Chemist. Large format. Red cloth covers, gilt titles. 16 colour tipped-in plates. Many b/w illustrations. 319 pages. 10 x 7.5". Some darkening along cover edges. Corners are a bit bumped and worn. Damp staining to rear cover. Some foxing and grubby marks to endpapers, outer page edges and page margins. All plates present. Wrapper is unevenly faded/browned. Large tears and chips; some loss; but most tears are repaired to verso with what appears to be paper tape or vyline.

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PETER PAN AND WENDY
Written by J.M. Barrie; May Byron. Illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell.
Stock no. 2127844
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. Circa 1926. Almost very good condition.

Red boards, black titles and illustrations. Retold by May Byron for Boys and Girls, with the Approval of the Author. 10 beautiful colour plates, b/w text illustrations. 128 pages. Spine is browned, with a few nicks and chips. Front cover is a bit bowed. Corners are bumped. Uneven spotting/damp marking to rear cover. Bookplates to front pastedown and front endpaper. Some foxing, mostly to endpapers and outer page edges. A few grubby margin marks. All plates present.

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THE MONKEY THAT WOULD NOT KILL
Written by Henry Drummond. Illustrated by Louis Wain.
Stock no. 2127783
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1898. Almost very good condition.

Includes two stories "The Monkey That Would Not Kill" and "Gum". Blue cloth with gilt titles and vignette to front cover. 16 full-page b/w plates. 115 pages, all edges gilt. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; some browning and wear to spine. Uneven fade marks to edges of rear cover. Name to front endpaper. Foxing and browning to endpapers, outer page edges and a few page margins. A few grubby marks.

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THE TWINS
Written by Cecil Aldin. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 2127770
Published by Henry Frowde; Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1910. Good condition.

Large format. 24 gorgeous colour plates. The story of Snip and Snap, two spaniel puppies. Grey paperboards with colour onlay to front. Pictorial endpapers. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Couple of splits to spine, which is also grubby, with a little fraying to top and tail. Some scuffs and surface paper damage to onlay to front cover. Damp marks to edges of rear covers, but only goes through a little to rear endpapers. Damp marks also to corners of front cover. Page browning, with the odd foxspot. Hinges are pulled in places, so that binding is starting to weaken, a few magic tape repairs. Illustrations are still wonderful!!

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THE MONGREL PUPPY BOOK
Written by Cecil Aldin. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 2127769
Published by Henry Frowde; Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1912. Slightly better than good condition.

Green cloth spine, buff paper boards, black title and illustration of mongrel puppies behind bars to front. 12 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. Life and adventures of a mongrel pup! Spine has completely faded to brown and has splits and chips, with some loss and fraying to cloth. Chipping along cover edges. Bumping to corners. A little bowing to front cover. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some page browning; odd foxspot. Contents are still generally very good.

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STORIES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
Written by Laurence Housman. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Stock no. 1816497
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st thus 1938. Almost very good condition.

Hodder & Stoughton's Colour Books. Contents are four stories: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves; The Story of the Magic Horse; Sinbad the Sailor; and Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp. Grey cloth with red titles and vignettes to front cover and spine. Grey endpapers. 12 colour plates. 222 pages. Spine browned, boards marked. Inscription in ink in belongs to box. Foxing to contents. A musty odour present. All plates present.

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QUALITY STREET
Written by J.M. Barrie. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson.
Stock no. 2127180
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. Circa 1940. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Embossed border. 18 pretty tipped-in colour plates with captioned paper guards. 8.25 x 6.25 inches. 198 pages. Couple of corners are lightly bumped. Bookplate to front endpaper. Foxing to outer page edges. A few light margin marks. All plates present. Wrapper is very browned to spine, with creasing and wear; a few chips and tears; only small amounts of loss.

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HUMPTY AND DUMPTY THEIR ADVENTURES
Written by May Byron. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 2127170
Published by Henry Frowde; Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1912. Almost very good condition.

Square buff boards, black titles; colour pictorial onlay to front cover. Part of the Cecil Aldin's Happy Family series. Colour illustrations. Damp stain to spine, spreading out to front cover. Browning and foxing to covers and pages.

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