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LUCY BROWN AND MR. GRIMES
Written by Edward Ardizzone. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Stock no. 2134789
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1937. Slightly better than very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Very large format (14 x 8.25"). Pictorial boards, green spine. Delightful colour illustrations with text in script. Printed on one side of pages only. Text later changed as this story of a little girl who was befriended by an old gentleman is now considered to be "politically incorrect". Ardizzone's second book. Page edge browning, with a few foxspots to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with some tears and chips to cover edges; small loss along top edge of rear panel.

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LITTLE TIM AND THE BRAVE SEA CAPTAIN
Written by Edward Ardizzone. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Stock no. 2134788
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1936. Almost very good condition.

Very large format. Colour pictorial boards. Colour lithographs throughout. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. Scuff marks and browning to rear cover. Red mark to front cover. Front joint is partially cracked. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Green crayon to verso of one page (plain page). Margin marks to some pages.

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MY BOOK OF FAVOURITE FAIRY TALES
Written by Edric Vredenburg. Illustrated by Jennie Harbour.
Stock no. 2134783
Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd.. Circa 1928. Almost very good condition.

Large format. Blue cloth spine with black title. Pictorial front cover. Retold by the editor (Vredenburg) & others. 12 colour plates. B/w illustrations. Heavy wear to cover edges; chipping and bumping. Scuffing and uneven fading to covers. Old date in ink to front endpaper. Old name in pencil, mostly erased to front pastedown. Neat colouring to a couple of advert pages to rear. Foxing to outer page edges. A few margin marks.

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OTTO OF THE SILVER HAND
Written by Howard Pyle. Illustrated by Howard Pyle.
Stock no. 2134782
Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. 1st 1888. Very good condition.

Large format. Blue cloth with gilt/black titles and decorations to spine and front cover. B/w plates and other b/w illustrations. Uneven browning/darkening to covers. Wear to corners; a few small nicks at cloth. Bookplates to front pastedown and front endpaper. Browning to prelim and outer page edges; some foxing.

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Stock no. 2134781
Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd.. 1979. Very good condition.

The Deluxe India Paper Edition. Black cloth with gilt titles spine and decoration to front cover. All 3 books in one volume. Paper is wafer thin. ISBN: 004823091X. Covers have a few light marks. Fold-out maps appear to have a couple of mis-folds, but also couple of small tears along crease lines. Pages next to fold-out maps have faint crease lines. A few margin marks. Original box is almost very good - lid has tear to one corner; also scuffing and some marks.

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THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE
Written by Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by John Tenniel.
Stock no. 2134778
Published by Macmillan & Co.. 1872. Good condition.

Red leather spine and corners; marbled boards and endpapers. 50 illustrations by Tenniel. 222 numbered pages. Some of the red leather has browned, with wear. Corners are bumped. Scuffing/score marks to covers. This is possibly a contemporary rebinding. Inscriptions in ink to half-title page. 32nd thousand to title page. Browning to page edges and margins; some foxing and grubby marks.

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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Written by Kenneth Grahame. Illustrated by Charles Van Sandwyk.
Stock no. 1822022
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2008. Nearly fine condition.

Hand-bound in quarter vellum, centenary limited edition of 1000 copies. Pictorial paper boards showing Ratty and Mole on the river to front and Toad to rear. Etching hand-printed, signed and numbered by the artist, and tipped onto a special limitation page of thick laid paper. Around 100 illustrations by Charles van Sandwyk, with 16 tipped-in colour plates. Presented in a cloth-bound solander box. Top edge gilt. A stunning limited edition celebrating the centenary of a beloved classsic. This is no. 55 of 1000 copies. Minor bump to lower front edge of vellum spine (hard to photograph). Couple of minor 'dints' to top edge of text block, again, hard to photograph. Contents beautiful. Solander box is also fine. Contained in original Folio Society shipping box.

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (THE LETTERPRESS SHAKESPEARE)
Written by William Shakespeare; Peter Holland.
Stock no. 1822011
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2008. Nearly fine condition.

Edited by Peter Holland. Large format, includes a commentary volume, contained in solander case. Three-quarter bound in green goatskin leather, green marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Commentary volume is bound in green cloth. Limited Edition of 3750. Copy 309 of 3750. A beautiful set. Solander case has a minor bump to top front edge.

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TWELFTH NIGHT OR WHAT YOU WILL (THE LETTERPRESS SHAKESPEARE)
Written by William Shakespeare; Roger Warren; Stanley Wells.
Stock no. 1821999
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2008. Nearly fine condition.

Edited by Warren & Wells. Very large format, includes a commentary volume, contained in solander case. Three-quarter bound in green goatskin leather, green marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Commentary volume is bound in green cloth. Limited Edition of 3750 numbered copies. This is copy 309 of 3750. A fine set. Solander case has one teeny tiny bump to lower front edge (not visible on camera).

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JULIUS CAESAR (THE LETTERPRESS SHAKESPEARE)
Written by William Shakespeare; Arthur Humphreys.
Stock no. 1821997
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2008. Nearly fine condition.

Edited by Arthur Humphreys. Very large format, includes a commentary volume, contained in solander case. Three-quarter bound in burgundy goatskin leather, burgundy marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Commentary volume is bound in burgundy cloth. Limited Edition of 3750 numbered copies. This is copy 309 of 3750. A fine set contained in publisher's solander case with a couple of very minor bumps to lower front edge.

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SEITENGEWEHR: HISTORY OF THE GERMAN BAYONET 1919-1945
Written by George T. Wheeler.
Stock no. 1821978
Published by R. James Bender. 1st 1999. Very good condition.

Matt pictorial boards. B/w photos. ISBN: 0912138785. Corners lightly rubbed. Text block browned. Contents clean. Musty odour present.

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THE DANDY LION
Written by Clifton Bingham. Illustrated by Louis Wain.
Stock no. 2134718
Published by Ernest Nister. 1st 1900. Almost very good condition.

Nister No. 584. Brown cloth spine. Pictorial paper covered boards shows Fully clothed Dandy Lion in top hat with a billboard in the background. Colour frontis of 'The Stork and the Owl'. B/w illustrations throughout. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. Damp mark down edge of rear cover. Some scuffing. Award plate to front pastedown. Page browning; some other marks to pages.

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