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Whittier John Greenleaf - Maud Muller

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,

Wiggin Kate Douglas - The Diary of a Goose Girl

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,

Wildsmith, Brian - Pelican

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

Wilkinson C.A. - A Book of Wood-Cuts

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

Williams Ursula Moray - The Good Little Christmas Tree

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,

Williams-Ellis Amabel (Retold by) - Grimm's Fairy Tales

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,

Williamson Hugh Ross - The Flowering Hawthorn

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

Winstone Daphne - Flame

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

Wood Lawson - Gran'pop's Book of Fun

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

Wood Lorna - Ameliaranne Goes Digging

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

Wyss Johann R. - The Swiss Family Robinson

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,

Yonge Charlotte M - The History of Sir Thomas Thumb

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,