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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.
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.
Daisy and her friend discover a doll with a difference! Blue boards with gilt and black titles to spine and decoration to front cover. B/w text illustrations. 60 pages. SIGNED by author, with a dedication to a previous owner. A few marks to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-chipped, but with minimal loss.
A Porpoise Book. Yellow pictorial stiff card wraps. Colour pictures throughout. Splits to both sides of spine at top and tail; bottom 1" of spine is missing. Some marks to covers. Contents are still very good - beautiful colour illustrations! Just some page browning,. Wrapper has been badly torn and creased, with a few pieces of loss.
A modern philosopher-mathematician of France relates the present ills of a world obsessed with war to the idealism of world unity. White pictorial cardwraps. 3 b/w illustrations. Slight rubbing to cover edges and a few small, light marks to covers. Hinges inside covers are starting to crack. Contents clean.
THE EVERGREEN TALES; OR TALES FOR THE AGELESS
Written by J.C. Mardrus; Hans Christian Andersen; Charles Perrault. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone; Sylvain Sauvage; Everett Gee Jackson.
Stock no. 1316424
Published by The Limited Editions Club. 1949. Very good condition.
Three volumes in slipcase: Ali Baba; The Ugly Duckling; The Sleeping Beauty. Large volumes (12.25 x 8"). Each volume is cloth bound with colour illustrations. Limited edition of 2500 copies. Copy no. 853. Ali Baba is SIGNED by Ardizzone and Ugly Duckling is SIGNED by Jackson, Hersholt and Schwartz. Each volume is slightly bumped and rubbed to spine, Ali Baba has a small nick to centre of spine. There are some light fingermarks to page margins but generally the contents are clean. The slipcase is worn and the spine of the slipcase is browned.
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY
Written by Charles Dickens. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Stock no. 1203263
Published by Ealing Studios. 1st 1947. Slightly better than very good condition.
Large format. Pictorial card wraps. The story of the production of the film version. With full page colour illustrations by Ardizzone. Includes original cast list and story summary. A nice clean copy, with just a little browning to covers.
Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations. 32 pages. Hand lettering replaced by a setting in Gill Sans. Rear cover carries imprint 'Engraved and printed by Henry Stone & Son. Ltd., Banbury.' Covers creased and rubbed at edges. Contents a little creased and fingered but clean.
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