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Illustrated by Michael Foreman.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in publisher's turquoise cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Profusely illustrated. 118 pages + 1 page Glossary. Very good dustwapper which is protected in a removable cover.The Polynesian sailors who discovered New Zealand - Land of the Long White Cloud- brought with them their spirit of adventure, the kumara or sweet potato, and a treasure-store of myths, poems and chants.
Published : Pavilion Books, London 1989, First Edition
Illustrated by Gordon Browne.
Hardback. A very good copy in decorated boards. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.xiii,159. Colour frontispiece, full-page plates and illustrations in the text. A nice copy.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1909,
Hardback. Undated but neat gift inscription on front fixed end-paper is dated 1857. A good plus copy in red cloth lettered in red on a gilt circular background on upper board. Some wear to spine ends and board tips. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. All edges gilt. Ownerhip stamp. Lacks front free end-paper. Moderate foxing. Unpaginated - approx. 32 pages. 14 songs (or poems) with a smallish tissue-guarded coloured illustration at the head of each + a coloured illustration on the title page.
Published : Thomas Nelson and Sons, London,
Illustrated by Lionel Ellis.
4to. A good copy in a green vellum binding lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Spine faded and boards part-faded. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. Previous owner's small ex libris plate. This is no.279 of 500 copies. Internally a very good, clean, copy. Pp.xxv,163. 20 full-page woodcuts by Lionel Ellis. Photograph available on request.
Published : Fanfrolico Press, London 1929,
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has very minor chipping at the spine ends. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. 211 pages. 130 illustrations of which 2 are in colour and 40 were previously unpublished. This was the first book on May's life and work. A nice copy.
Published : George G. Harrap, London 1932, First Edition
Illustrated by Janet Marsh.
A very good copy in publisher's green cloth with pictorial front board. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Illustrated in colour and in black and white. 44 pages + 2 page publisher's catalogue at rear. Good plus dustwrapper with two closed edge tears and some minor edge wear. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is now protected in a removable cover.
Published : Heinemann, London 1976, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A good copy faded on spine and upper board. Ownership inscription on front end-paper but very good internally. 200 pages. Numerous fine black and white illustrations.
Published : Country Life Ltd., London 1948, First Edition
A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper with just a little creasing. A book of sketches many in colour. Introduction and commentary by Robert Gillmor.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1981, First Edition
Hardback. Oblong 4to. A near very good copy with green cloth spine and pictorial upper board. Board tips a little worn. Trace of a ring mark on lower board but not too bad. Patterned end-papers. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 63 pages. Numerous colour illustrations.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1897, First Edition
Illustrated by Margaret Tempest.
Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has minor chips and tears. Half inch tear at foot of half-title. Some scribbling to rear end-paper. 64 pages. Colour illustrations throughout.
Published : Collins, London 1961,
Illustrated by Margaret Tempest.
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped.. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 64 pages. Colour illustrations throughout.
Published : Collins, London 1970,
Illustrated by Katherine Wigglesworth.
. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Traces of sellotape marks on end-papers. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 63 pages. Colour illustrations.
Published : Collins, London 1972, First Edition
Illustrated by Simpson Evelyn.
Hardback. Undated. c.1930's. A very good copy in green cloth with red lettering. The price-clipped dustwrapper is good with minor chipping at spine ends and a few smallish red spots on the rear panel. Coloured frontispiece and 7 black and white illustrations. Pages 48- 51 are a little stained at the foot. 88 pps. Delightful fairy tales for boys and girls of all ages.
Published : Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd., London, First Edition
Illustrated by Ivan Chermayeff.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a dustwrapper which has a half-inch tear at top of spine with an internal sellotape repair. 64 pages. Descibed as "an experiment in making music for the eye rather than the ear." Chermayeff made the illustrations first then Vonnegut "wrote words to fit the images he saw."
Published : Hutchinson & Co, London 1980, First Edition
Hardback. Nd. A good copy. Wear to board edges. Decorated front cover. 128 pages. Stories by various authors. Illustrators include Louis Wain.
Published : Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., London,
Illustrated by Disney Walt.
Hardback. A nice bright very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper. One board tip a little bumped. Some, mainly end-paper, foxing. Previous owner's name and address on half title page Numerous colour and black and white illustrations. Illustrated endpapers. 64 pages. The dustwrapper is not price-clipped, has minor chipping and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1934, First Edition
Illustrated by Lionel Edwards.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in publisher's dark green cloth with in gilt on front board and spine. No inscriptions. 8 full page colour tipped-in plates. Some foxing to page ends. 128 pages. A nice bright copy.
Published : Constable & Co. Ltd., London 1925, First Edition
4to. Nd. but there is an ownership inscription dated 1886 and a previous owner has written "" in pencil as the date of the book. The book bears the bookplate of Eric Quayle (who wrote "The Collectors' Book of Children's Books"). A good copy with some browning/foxing affecting mainly the first and last few pages. The boards are worn at the edges. 48 pages with charming colour illustrations by the author on each page.
Published : Griffith and Farran, London, First Edition
Illustrated by Ben and Stephanie Manchipp.
Hardback. A good copy in illustrated laminated boards. No inscriptions. Illustrated end-papers on which one of the small illustrations shows some scraping. Profusely illustrated in colour on each page. Unpaginated.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., London 1973, First Edition
Illustrated by Evelyn Paul.
Nd but inscription on front end-paper is dated 1914. Overall a very good copy in brown boards lettered and decorated in gilt but with some traces of damp-fading to the edges of the upper board. Top edge gilt. Other edges uncut. 140 pages. Attractive colour decorations and illustrations throughout. Music by Alfred Mereer.
Published : George G Harrap & Co. Ltd., London,
Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper with a little wear and tear at top of spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription. Black and white illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. A book about living on the west coast of Ireland.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1959, 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
Nd. c. 1890? A good copy in soft leather covers decorated in gilt on upper cover. All edges gilt. Unpaginated but about 20 pages. A ballad illustrated by chromolithographs.
Published : Castell Brothers, London,
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 plus copy with cloth spine and grey, paper-covered boards. The front board shows a little rubbing. This is numbert 63 of 100 copies and is signed (in pencil) by the artist. No ownership inscription. Browning to rear end-paper. 10 large wood-cuts + coloured title-page vignette.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1922, First Edition
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,
Illustrated by Clare Leighton.
A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which shows a little minor edge wear and tear and very minor chipping. 119 pages. 8 woodcuts by Clare Leighton. This is an essay on the famous Thorn of Glastonbury.
Published : Peter Davies, London 1962, First Edition
Illustrated by Lionel Edwards.
Oblong 4to. A very good copy without dustwrapper. 79pp. Black and white illustrations by Lionel Edwards. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : Peter Lunn, London 1945, First Edition
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
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,
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