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Illustrated by W. Edward Wigfull.
Hardback. A good copy in publisher's cream cloth with title in maroon on front board and on spine and maroon illustration on front board. Previous owner's name and address on front free endpaper. Tiny split at top of spine and tear in cloth beneath author's name. 249 pages plus 4 page catalogue of Wonder Books. Frontispiece. Poor dustwrapper which has a piece missing from top of spine and a number of other chips, staining and rubbing. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Ward Lock & Co. Ltd., London 1939, First Edition
4to. A very good copy in a near vg dustwrapper with a half inch tear at the foot of the spine. 224pp. Many illustrations including colour. The nursery and the objects and images made for it between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries.
Published : The Herbert Press, London 1984, First Edition
Illustrated by Shozan Obata.
A good copy in the original boards. Laid on colour plate on upper board. Stain near foot of upper and lower boards with some fading. In a poor dustwrapper missing about half of spine and a largeish piece from the rear panel. The wrapper is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. Top edge gilt Internally very good. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xi,174. 12 full-page colour illustrations.
Published : T. C. & E. C. Jack, London & Edinburgh 1911, First Edition
Illustrated by Claude A Shepperson.
Hardback. A very good copy in light brown boards with decorated spine and upper board. Gift inscription. Pp.xi,117. Many line illustrations.
Published : Gay and Bird, London 1902,
Hardback. Large 4to. A very good copy. Just a hint of bumping to the lower board tips. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Not paginated. This is a rather unusual split-page book where each page is followed by a half-page. Colour illustrated throughout. A story for children about a pelican which couldn't catch fish.
Published : Oxford University Press, Oxfdord 1982, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in publisher's original red cloth with title and illustration in gilt on spine. Re-backed with original spine laid down. New end-papers. No inscriptions. Vignettes and text illustrations throughout. 464 pages. A fascinating insight into the pleasures of boys in early Victorian England.
Published : D.Bogue, London 1847,
Hardback. Oblong 4to. A good copy with illustrated boards. Illustrated endpapers. Colour and black and white illustrations by the author. Unpaginated. Full page gift inscription with many names. Boards rubbed along edges. Internally very good. The first reprint of a charming Christmas story for children.
Published : George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London 1944,
Illustrated by Fritz Wegner.
Hardback.A very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on front board and on spine. No inscriptions. Many black and white illustrations and 8 full page colour illustrations including frontispiece. 344 pages. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Blackie, London 1959,
Nd. 1940s. Large 4to. Paperback. A very good copy with one small edge tear. Unpaginated but about 30pp. Full-page colour illustration on every second page mostly of monkeys but also including other animals.
Published : Birn Brothers, London, First Edition
Illustrated by Susan B. Pearse.
A very good copy. Blue cloth spine lettered in black. Pictorial upper cover. In a good dustwrapper which is a little chipped at foot of spine and with a two inch closed tear. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription and not foxed. Unpaginated. Colour illustration on each right-hand page with smaller black and white illustrations on each left-hand page. Colour illustrated end-papers. Photograph available on request.
Published : George G Harrap & Co. Ltd., London 1948, First Edition
Nd. c. 1920? A good copy in original red cloth lettered in gilt. Lacks front end-paper. Front hinges cracked. 250pp. Colour frontis and 4 other plates. A schoolgirl story.
Published : The R.T.S. Office, London, First Edition
Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a few small edge tears. Edge foxing but clean internally. 288 pages. 8 full-page colour plates by Mervyn Peake + black and white illustrations by him.
Published : Heirloom Library, London,
Illustrated by Jane Blackburn.
Hardback. A good copy in publisher's orange coloured boards with title in gillt on front board and on spine which is faded and rubbed at ends. Gilt vignette on front board showing Sir Thomas Thumb riding on a mouse. A.e.g.. Gift inscription on front fixed end-paper. 4 full page tissue guarded black and white illustrations including frontispiece + black and white illustrations in text .Pps. vii,142. Foxing scattered throughout. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Thomas Constable & Co, Edinburgh 1855,
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