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ENGLISH FABLES AND FAIRY STORIES
Written by James Reeves. Illustrated by Joan Kiddell-Monroe.
Stock no. 1317423
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1954. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A collection of well-know English fairy-tales and folk-tales. Pink cloth, gilt title to spine. Decorated endpapers. Colour illustrations and b/w text illustrations throughout. 234 pages. 8.5 x 5.5". Spine slightly bumped. Dustwrapper is edge worn and slightly grubby, spine browned.

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PREFECTS AT SPRINGDALE
Written by Dorita Fairlie Bruce.
Stock no. 1317416
Published by Oxford University Press; Geoffrey Cumberlege. 1948. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Red boards, silver title to spine. B/w frontis. 288 pages. Spine ends bumped. Prize plate to front free-endpaper. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is slightly edge worn with some small tears and slightly darkened to spine.

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PETER PAN'S ABC
Written by J.M. Barrie. Illustrated by Flora White.
Stock no. 2125360
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. Good condition.

Pale cloth covers with gilt titles. Oblong pictorial onlay to front cover, with other decorations bordering it. Colour plates throughout, which accompany the alphabet. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some grubby marks to covers. Erased pencil drawing to front endpaper. Foxing throughout. Binding is a little weak; a few hinges are pulled; some chips and tears where plates are bound in. A few plates have margin tears and grubby margin marks. A reading copy.

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OFFA'S DYKE A FIELD SURVEY OF THE WESTERN FRONTIER-WORKS OF MERCIA IN THE SEVENTH AND EIGHTH CENTURIES A.D.
Written by Cyril Fox.
Stock no. 2125355
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1955. Slightly better than very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Silver vignette to front. B/w photos and maps. Some wear to top and tail of spine. Light foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is price-cut and browned/faded with edge-tears and chips; small amount of loss to top and tail of spine. Grubby marks to wrapper.

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THE BIRDS OF PARADISE
Written by Clifford B. Frith; Bruce M. Beehler. Illustrated by William T. Cooper; Michael McGuire.
Stock no. 2124939
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1998. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Large format. Bird Families of the World Series. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w and colour illustrations and photos. ISBN: 0198548532. Light edge-creasing to wrapper.

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PELICANS, CORMORANTS AND THEIR RELATIVES (BIRD FAMILIES OF THE WORLD)
Written by J. Bryan Nelson. Illustrated by Andrew Mackay; John Busby.
Stock no. 2124937
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 2005. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Pelecanidae, Sulidae, Phalacrocoracidae, Anhingidae, Fregatidae, Phaethontidae. Colour illustrations by Mackay. Line drawings by Busby. ISBN: 0198577273. Light edge-creasing to wrapper.

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THE GREBES: PODICIPEDIDAE (BIRD FAMILIES OF THE WORLD SERIES)
Written by Jon Fjeldsa. Illustrated by Jon Fjeldsa.
Stock no. 1815979
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 2004. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

An overview of all the research that has been done on grebes. Navy blue cloth boards, silver title to spine. B/w & colour illustrations. xvii and 246 pages including index. ISBN: 0198500645. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.

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THE CUCKOOS (BIRD FAMILIES OF THE WORLD SERIES)
Written by Robert B. Payne. Illustrated by Karen Klitz; John Megahan.
Stock no. 1815977
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 2005. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

An evolutionary history of the cuckoo family based on molecular genetics, and uses the family tree to explore the origins and diversity of their behaviour. Navy blue cloth boards, silver title to spine. B/w and colour illustrations. xxii and 618 pages including index. ISBN: 0198502133.

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RATITES AND TINAMOUS (BIRD FAMILIES OF THE WORLD SERIES)
Written by S.J.J.F. Davies. Illustrated by Michael J. Bamford; Danika Loomes.
Stock no. 1815976
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 2002. Nearly fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

The author skillfully evokes the mystery surrounding these flightless birds, drawing out their similarities whilst simultaneously celebrating their individuality. Navy cloth boards, silver title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. xxiii and 310 pages. ISBN: 0198549962. Spine slightly cocked.

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THE PENGUINS: SPHENISCIDAE (BIRD FAMILIES OF THE WORLD SERIES)
Written by Tony D. Williams. Illustrated by J.N. Davies; John Busby.
Stock no. 1815975
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1995. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

An indispensable work of reference. Navy blue cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w & colour illustrations. xiii and 295 pages. ISBN: 019854667X. Blue pictorial dustwrapper is slightly faded to spine with slight scuffing to rear panel.

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THE HORNBILLS: BUCEROTIFORMES (BIRD FAMILIES OF THE WORLD SERIES)
Written by Alan Kemp. Illustrated by Martin Woodcock.
Stock no. 1815974
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1995. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

A comprehensive treatment of all 54 species of these fascinating birds found in sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, and throughout southeast Asia and Indonesia to Papua New Guinea. Navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. B/w & colour illustrations. xv and 302 pages. ISBN: 019857729X. Slight fading to dustwrapper spine.

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DIMSIE MOVES UP AGAIN
Written by Dorita Fairlie Bruce. Illustrated by Gertrude Demain Hammond.
Stock no. 1815947
Published by Humphrey Milford; Oxford University Press. 1925. Very good condition.

Beige cloth with gilt titles and dark vignettes to front cover and spine. 4 colour plates. 288 pages. A chunky volume being 2" thick. A few minor foxspots to text block and endpapers. A few grubby marks to page margins and a few foxspots to first few pages. Overall a lovely copy.

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