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Orange cloth with black title to spine. Second edition. With an introduction by Sir Maurice Hallett and a preface by Lord Linlithgow. Covers are unevenly faded with what appear to be damp marks and splashes. Lengthy inscription to verso of dedication pages. A few small page margin nicks/chips. Page browning.
Large format. Orange cloth with black titles and decorations. B/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A few marks to covers. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing throughout.
THE WATER BABIES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by A.E. Jackson.
Stock no. 1319207
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. Circa 1936. Very good condition in a poor dustwrapper.
Blue cloth, black title to spine and vignette to front. 12 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. 252 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Light spotting to covers. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Heavy foxing. Dustwrapper has loss at all edges, is grubby and is missing the front flap.
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Pale yellow cloth boards with black vignette of 'US' to front. Six colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 44 pages. 'A Story in Seven Breaths'. The story of Smut, a little black puppy of the Scotch terrier breed and his six-year old mistress. Corners are a bit bumped. Grubby marks to covers. A few prelim pages are detached, but still present. Some foxing, including to outer page edges.
A parody of Alice set in Bunnyborough. Large format. Grey cloth spine, pictorial paper boards with orange title to front. Pictorial endpapers. 17 colour plates including title page. Boards marked, edge-worn. Front joint split, cords still holding. Rear joint starting to crack. A few scattered foxspots and browning to page edges. Some hinges pulled. Binding is still generally tight. All plates present.
THAT BOARDING-SCHOOL GIRL
Written by Dorita Fairlie Bruce. Illustrated by R.H. Brock.
Stock no. 1318815
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. 1st 1925. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Pretty pictorial boards with wraparound picture by Sybil Tawse. Colour frontis and b/w illustrations. 160 pages. 8.25 x 6.25". Spine and corners bumped. Spine has been stuck down with glue. Top of spine partly browned. There is a slight binding error of one page gathering being a couple of millimetres higher than the other pages, also glue has leaked at the first page of that gathering causing a tear in the two pages affected (54 & 55). Dustwrapper is grubby and edge worn and chipped, extensive tape repairs on verso of browned spine, loss at top and bottom. A few other tape repairs on verso.
Green spine with pictorial front board. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. 5" x 3.75". Punch hole to front cover. Some marks to covers, with bumping and a bit of chipping. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Foxing to outer page edges. A few margin marks.
THE OXFORD ANNUAL FOR CHILDREN 17TH YEAR
Written by Margaret Baker; Charles S. Bayne; Cecily M. Rutley; Cicely Englefield; et al. Illustrated by Mary Strange Reeve; Grace Lodge; M.A. Peart; A.H. Watson; Florence Harrison; et al..
Stock no. 2132699
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. Almost very good condition.
Large, heavy format. Red boards with large pictorial onlays to spine and front board (showing children playing with kites). Pictorial endpapers. Colour plates and illustrations in colour and b/w throughout. First story is "The Robber Baron". Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some surface paper damage to rear cover. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Foxing throughout.
Cream card wraps with red titles. Soft cover pyramid edition. Colour frontis. 256 pages. Spine and spine edges faded. Covers slightly grubby. Foxing to contents. Inscription and a name in pencil to front free-endpaper.
Cream cloth, blue title and vignette to spine and blue vignette to front cover. Colour frontis plate plus 5 b/w illustrations. 256 pages. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers are discoloured. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper and name and address in green crayon below. Rear joint and one joint cracked. Some light foxing and fingering to contents.
Green spine with pictorial front board. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. 5" x 3.75". Spine bumped. Small brown splash(?) mark to front cover/spine edge. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Some pale page browning else contents clean.
Cream cloth with green title to spine and vignette to front cover. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. 192 pages. An exciting story with a background of farm life in wartime. Spine and corners bumped with a small nick to top of spine. A few light marks to rear cover. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Pale foxing and some light page edge browning.