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THE ORNITHOLOGY OF FRANCIS WILLUGHBY OF MIDDLETON IN THE COUNTY OF WARWICK
Written by John Ray.
Stock no. 1819111
Published by John Martyn. 1st 1678. Very good condition.

Translated into English, and enlarged with many additions throughout the whole work. To which are added three considerable discourses, I. Of the Art of Fowling... II. Of the ordering of Singing Birds. III. Of Falconry. This is the First Edition in English, greatly enlarged from the Latin first edition of 1676 by the addition of Ray's three discourses. The first systematic classification of the birds of the world. Large format. Rebound with three quarter modern calf binding, raised bands to spine with red title blocks & gilt title, brown paper boards. 80 b/w engraved plates. Light fading to top of calf spine and top rear corner. Corners lightly rubbed. New endpapers. Title page chipped at vertical edge with a amateur repair to lower corner. Plate 8 & 14 have a large closed tear (no loss). All plates are present. Some pages have a few nicks, closed tears and/or chips at edges. Page edge browning. A few marks related to aging. A very nice copy of a scarce item.

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THE FANTASTIC FLYING JOURNEY
Written by Gerald Durrell. Illustrated by Graham Percy.
Stock no. 1318741
Published by Conran Octopus Ltd.. 1st 1987. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The Dollybutt Children are able to observe and talk to many of the world's most interesting animals. Large format. Cream boards, green titles. Colour illustrations. 144 pages. ISBN: 1850291055. Covers are slightly edge worn, spine is lightly faded. A few small, light foxspots else contents clean. Dustwrapper is foxed on verso, slightly edge creased and faded to spine.

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MY BOOK OF NURSERY RHYMES
No author listed. Illustrated by Muriel Dawson.
Stock no. 1318740
Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd.. Very good condition.

A Tuck Book. Large format. Grey card wraps with large colour onlay to front showing a boy eating cake with a black scottie dog watching. Colour pictures to each page with rhymes below. Rear cover is just a little grubby.

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THE WINTER SLEEPWALKER AND OTHER STORIES
Written by Joan Aiken. Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Stock no. 1318739
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1994. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

A collection of eight highly original and varied fairy tales. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0224036750. Minimal rubbing to spine and corners. Dustwrapper is price-cut.

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LITTLE DORRIT
Written by Charles Dickens. Illustrated by John H. Bacon.
Stock no. 1318738
Published by The Gresham Publishing Company. 1904. Almost very good condition.

Imperial Edition. Red cloth, gilt title to spine and vignette to front cover. Grey endpapers. 8 b/w plates with tissue-guards. 655 pages, top edge gilt. Spine bumped and faded. A couple of small marks to covers. Foxing to prelims and textblock.

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THE RANGER AND OTHER STORIES
Written by Zane Grey. Illustrated by Charles Hamrick; Frank Schoonover; Thomas Moran; Frank Remington; Charles M. Russell.
Stock no. 1318737
Published by Franklin Library. 1st thus 1979. Fine condition.

Limited edition published exclusivel for subscribers to The Collected Stories of The World's Greatest Writers. Brown leather covers with gilt decorations. 5 colour illustrations. 223 pages, all edges gilt.

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LE MANS 1960-69: THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST MOTOR RACE
Written by Quentin Spurring.
Stock no. 1819110
Published by Haynes. 1st 2010. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

This is the official account of the Le Mans 24 Hours as it evolved over the course of its defining decade. Large format. Colour & b/w photos. 352 pages. ISBN: 9781844255849. Tiny nick to top front edge of dustwrapper. Small dent to top rear edge of boards.

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GRAND PRIX DATA BOOK
Written by David Hayhoe.
Stock no. 1819109
Published by Haynes Publishing Group. 4th 2006. Nearly fine condition.

Fully updated and expanded fourth edition providing comprehensive information of every aspect of Formula 1, since 1950. Pictorial glazed boards. Colour & b/w photos. 744 pages. ISBN: 184425223X.

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THE GOREY ALPHABET
Written by Edward Gorey. Illustrated by Edward Gorey.
Stock no. 1318736
Published by Constable. 1st UK 1961. Almost very good condition.

Published in the US in 1960 as "The Fatal Lozenge". Small format. Pink pictorial boards. B/w illustrations. Covers are faded to spine and edges, some wear to top corner of front cover. Name plate to front free-endpaper. A few foxspots else contents clean.

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THE INTRUDER
Written by Maurice Maeterlinck. Illustrated by Jessie M. King.
Stock no. 1318735
Published by Gowans & Gray Ltd.. 1914. Good condition.

Gowan's International Library No. 43. Small cardwrap format. Front cover design by Jessie M. King, no other illustrations. 50 pages plus publication list to rear. Covers browned with some foxing. Foxing to contents.

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MASSEY FERGUSON 35 & 65 MODELS IN DETAIL
Written by Michael Thorne.
Stock no. 1819108
Published by Herridge & Sons. 1st 2014. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

The definitive history of the Ferguson 35 and Massey Ferguson 35 and 65 family of tractors, complete with the story of their development, in-depth technical descriptions, an overview of conversions and available implements, plus advice on running these fine machines today. Large format. Black boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 9781906133535.

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MYSTERY MINE
Written by Malcolm Saville.
Stock no. 1318734
Published by George Newnes Ltd.. 1st 1959. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Set in the lonely, exciting moorland country of the North Riding of Yorkshire where Harriet Sparrow's Grandfather now has an antique shop. Green boards, black titles. Endpapers are maps. A Lone Pine Story. 247 pages. Top and bottom of spine slightly bumped. Larger bump to middle of spine. Prize presentation plate to half -title page. Light foxing to page edges otherwise contents are clean. Price-cut wrapper is edge worn, chipped and creased. A little scuffing to spine. Front flap is creased.

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