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1 Ackermann's Oxford [King Penguin 69]
Ackermann, Rudolph (plates); with notes by H. M. Colvin ; cover design by Gordon Cullen Penguin Classics | Penguin Books London 1954 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Pictorial boards with matching dust jacket. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The binding is firm. Spine and inner hinges are very good. Some light scattered foxing to pages and foxing to outer closed textblock page edges; plates are mostly clean. Some light foxing to the dust jacket, a tear to the top edge with some resultant creasing; a couple of shorter tears to the edges of the dust jacket. Front flap price clipped. pp. 36, plates. 106789 
Price: 6.50 GBP

 
16 Medieval Carvings in Exeter Cathedral [King Penguin 62]
Cave, C. J. P. ; with a note on the art of the Exeter carvers by Nikolaus Pevsner Penguin Books | King Penguin London 1953 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Pictorial boards with matching dust jacket. A little light foxing to the endpapers and pastedowns. Foxing to the top outer closed textblock page edge. The binding is firm. Spine and inner hinges are very good. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is rubbed at the edges, has a few short tears, and is slightly faded at the spine. Front flap price clipped. pp. 44, plates. 106780 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
2 Puffin Annual, Number 1
Aiken, Joan; Dahl, Roald; Fisk, Nicholas; Hoban, Russell; Hunter, Norman; Jansson, Tove; Sleigh, Barbara (stories by); plus contributions from numerous other writers and illustrators Puffin Books | Penguin Harmondsworth 1974 0140307001 / 9780140307009 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback. Laminated pictorial boards. The very first Puffin Annual, with a brilliant array of well-known children's writers and illustrators. In super condition. There is a bump to the base of the spine, a small bruise to the head of the spine, and the pages are generally slightly discoloured. Otherwise, clean, tight and unmarked with a nice and firm binding. No names or inscriptions. No writing inside. pp. 125. 106825 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
17 Butterflies in Britain (A Puffin Picture Book, No. 29)
Chopping, Richard (written and lithographed by) Puffin | Penguin Books [c. 1945] 1945 Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Date of publication not stated but this is the 3rd edition of c. April 1945. Slim stapled booklet. 31pp. Some foxing to the covers and to the first few pages. Previous owner's name written in pen at the top edge of the front cover. Price inside ninepence. List of titles inside range from no. 4 to no. 39. Staples are rusted at the centrefold but have not corroded surrounding paper. 105780 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
3 Misericords: Medieval Life in English Woodcarving [King Penguin 72]
Anderson, M. D. ; cover design by Berthold Wolpe Penguin Books | King Penguin 1956 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. Printed pictorial boards. Second impression; was first published two years prior in 1954. Light rubs and minor bruising to the spine ends and corners. Very short nick to the boards at the head of the spine. Boards are bright and clean. The binding is firm. Inner hinges and spine are very good. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some foxing to endpapers, prelims, and to outer closed textblock page edges. pp. 32, plates. 106766 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
18 Popular Art in the United States [King Penguin 50]
Christensen, Erwin O. ; with illustrations from the Index of American Design, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C Penguin Books | King Penguin London 1948 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. First edition. The boards are clean but there is some damage to the base of the spine - a short tear to the bottom edge of the rear joint, a small strip of acid-free archival tissue strengthening a split to the bottom edge of the front joint (approx. 2cm) and a small chip at the base of the spine / front joint, loss of a small strip about 1cm long. The binding is firm. Inner hinges are very good. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some light foxing throughout. pp. 31, plates. 106768 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
 
4 The Picture of Cricket [King Penguin 73]
Arlott, John Penguin Books | King Penguin 1955 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Printed pictorial boards with matching dust jacket. The binding is nice and firm. Boards are clean. A few minor foxing spots to the dust jacket. Some foxing to endpapers and pastedowns, and lightly to pages. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is a little rubbed at the head of the spine and has a couple of short nicks to the edges. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 32, plates. 106763 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
19 Crooked House
Christie, Agatha Penguin Books 1953 First Thus Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Penguin paperback. Green tri-band covers. First Penguin edition. In very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The binding is firm. Covers look discoloured / slightly grubby at the spine but are otherwise bright and clean. Pages are typically age-tanned / browned. pp. 192. A slight bump to the top corner. 308180 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
5 British Birds on Lake, River and Stream (with 16 colour plates) [King Penguin]
Barclay-Smith, Phyllis (text); colour plates after the originals in The Birds of Great Britain by John Gould King Penguin Harmondsworth 1939 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback King Penguin. Paper boards. Lacks dust jacket. The spine backstrip has been re-glued by a previous owner. Approx. 1cm of loss to the head of the spine. A little light foxing to the boards. Rubs to the board edges. Quite bright and clean inside, with a firm binding. There are some very light foxing spots to the plates. pp. 31, plates. 106051 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
20 The ABC Murders
Christie, Agatha Penguin Books 1948 First Thus Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Penguin paperback. Green tri-band covers. First Penguin edition. Covers are discoloured and have some foxing. Some foxing just inside the covers. The half-title page has a short snagged tear. The last page has partially stuck to the inside of the back cover at the edge of the spine and there is tearing to the spine edge of the last page. Still quite readable - the text has not stuck to the back cover; just the edges of the page. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Pages have typically browned / tanned. pp. 224. 308298 
Price: 18.00 GBP

 
 
6 Garden Birds [King Penguin 19]
Barclay-Smith, Phyllis ; cover design by Sylvia Varley The King Penguin Books | Penguin London and New York 1946 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket (as published). In fair to good condition. First published in 1945; this is the 1946 reprint. Pictorial boards. There is a previous owner's name written in biro at the top edge of the front board. There is an approx. 2cm acid-free archival tissue repair to the rear joint of the spine. The binding is otherwise firm. Inner hinges are very good. Foxing to the endpapers, pastedowns, first and last few pages (including significant foxing to the last plate), and to outer closed textblock page edges. pp. 36, plates. 106809 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
21 The Mysterious Mr Quin
Christie, Agatha Penguin Books 1953 First Thus Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Penguin paperback. Green tri-band covers. First Penguin edition. In very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The binding is firm. Covers look discoloured / slightly grubby at the spine but are otherwise bright and clean. Pages are typically age-tanned / browned. A little creasing to the bottom corner of the back cover. pp. 250. 308179 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
7 Woodland Birds [King Penguin 74]
Barclay-Smith, Phyllis ; illustrations and cover design by Peter Shepheard Penguin Books | King Penguin ; printed by John Swain and Son Ltd 1955 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Shepheard, Peter 
Hardback with dust jacket. Patterned boards with matching dust jacket. First edition. Some foxing to the dust jacket, pastedowns, endpapers, prelims and outer closed textblock page edges. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The binding is firm. Inner hinges and spine very good. Just light rubs to the dust jacket edges and a c. 1cm tear at the top edge of the front cover. Pale stain to the top edge of the rear flap of the dust jacket. Spine of the dust jacket slightly faded. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 31, plates. 106761 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
22 Mountain Birds [King Penguin 67] [Signed by the Illustrator, George Edward Lodge]
Coombes, R. A. H. ; with sixteen plates by G. E. Lodge Penguin Books | King Penguin London 1952 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Signed by Illustrator(s)
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Patterned boards with matching dust jacket. SIGNED by the illustrator George Edward Lodge on the front endpaper with a brief (not personalised) inscription which reads Happy Easter, and is signed E. L. His full signature is given separately above this dedication. The boards are very lightly bumped at the bottom corners. Boards clean and bright. Binding firm. Spine and inner hinges very good. The dust jacket has very light rubs to the spine ends and corners only. Some foxing spots to the outer closed textblock page edges and lightly to the last couple of plates. pp. 32, plates. Dust jacket not price clipped. 106788 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
 
8 A Book of Ducks [King Penguin 58]
Barclay-Smith, Phyllis ; with plates and cover design by Peter Shepheard Penguin Books | King Penguin Harmondsworth 1951 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Shepheard, Peter 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Pictorial boards. In only FAIR condition. First edition. The spine has been repaired to the full length with acid-free archival repair tissue. This goes over the top of an old sellotape repair - the old brittle tape has been removed but staining from the sellotape remains along the length of the spine. There is also loss to the spine, approx. 5.5cm. at the top end and a previous owner has typed a small strip where the title goes so you can read the title of the book. Heavy foxing to the endpapers and pastedowns. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The binding is firm and inner hinges are good. Plates are quite clean; there are just a couple of foxing spots to a few plates and some very light creasing to a couple of plates. pp. 34, plates. 106756 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
23 The Sculpture of the Parthenon [King Penguin 76]
Corbett, P. E. Penguin Books | King Penguin Harmondsworth 1959 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. Pictorial boards. A few light rubs to the spine edges. Spine and inner hinges are very good and the binding is firm. Some minor bubbling to the front pastedown. Light foxing to endpapers, pastedowns and to outer closed textblock page edges. First edition. pp. 40, plates. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 106778 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
9 A Book of Ducks [King Penguin 58]
Barclay-Smith, Phyllis ; with plates by Peter Shepheard King Penguin 1951 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback King Penguin. Pictorial paper boards. Lacks dust jacket. First edition. Condition is only fair. The front endpaper and half-title page have been removed by a previous owner. The spine has been repaired to the full length with acid-free archival repair tissue. Small brown stain to the bottom edge of the front board. Crack to the front inner hinge where the two pages have been removed. The binding is otherwise quite firm and pages clean and bright, including plates. pp. 34, plates. Slight bowing to the front board. 106052 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
24 The Diverting History of John Gilpin [King Penguin 70]
Cowper, William ; illustrated by Ronald Searle Penguin Books | King Penguin London 1954 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Second impression. Pictorial boards with matching dust jacket. A gift inscription written in ink on the front endpaper - quite a charming one; it reads 'To Miss Wiggles, with all best wishes from Audrey Catford'. The binding is firm. Spine and inner hinges are very good; just some light rubs to the head of the spine. Some foxing to endpapers, pastedowns, first and last few pages, and to the outer closed textblock page edges. The dust jacket an approx. 2cm tear at the head of the spine, a short tear at the top corner of the front cover and light rubs to the edges. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 44. 106790 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
10 Woodcuts of Albrecht Durer [King Penguin 39]
Barlow, T. D. ; Albrecht Durer Penguin Books | King Penguin London 1948 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. First edition. Pictorial boards. The boards have browned, particularly at the edges, and have some marks. Bottom corner of the front board is rubbed. The binding is firm and the spine and inner hinges are very good. Pages are clean, though tanned. Previous owner's signature in biro on the front pastedown. pp. 25, plates. 106792 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
25 Crime at Guildford
Crofts, Freeman Wills Penguin Books 1961 Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Paperback. Reprint. Green covers, horizontal band. A lean and reading creases to the spine. Rubs to spine edges and ends and light creasing to corners and spine edge of the covers. Pages typically tanned. White parts of the covers discoloured. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. A good copy. pp. 252 308086 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
11 The Wombles in Danger [Picture Puffin]
Beresford, Elisabeth Puffin Books Harmondsworth 1974 0140500839 / 9780140500837 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Stapled binding. Pictorial paper covers. First published as a Picture Puffin in 1973; this is a first reprint. In very good, clean condition; near fine. There is a small crease to the bottom corner of the front cover. Otherwise excellent condition throughout. No names, inscriptions or other marks. No handling creases to pages. Slim and unpaginated. 19.8cm. 307704 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
26 Fatal Venture
Crofts, Freeman Wills Penguin Books 1959 First Thus Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Paperback. 1st Penguin edition. Green covers, horizontal band. Light reading creases to the spine. Rubs to the covers at the spine edges and ends. Pages typically tanned / browned. White parts of the covers discoloured. Previous owner's signature and date in pen on the title page. A A flattened crease to the front cover. Binding is good but is just slightly cracked inside between pages 212-213. A good copy overall. pp. 224. 308193 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
12 Spiders [King Penguin 35]
Bristowe, W. S. The King Penguin Books | Penguin London and New York 1947 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Duncan, Mary W. (cover design by) 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Illustrated boards. Some light rubs and small patches of fading to the boards. The binding is firm. First edition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Inner hinges are very good. Foxing to the endpapers; light occasional spot to pages. pp. 34, plates (24). 106755 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
27 Fatal Venture
Crofts, Freeman Wills Penguin Books 1959 First Thus Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Paperback. 1st Penguin edition. Green covers, horizontal band. Light reading creases to the spine. Rubs to the covers at the spine edges and ends. Pages typically tanned / browned. White parts of the covers discoloured and have some foxing. Foxing just inside the covers as well. A good copy. pp. 224. 308091 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
13 Country Holiday (A Puffin Picture Book, No. 33)
Brown, Margaret Scott ; Dowd, Leo P. Puffin | Penguin Books [c. 1945] 1945 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Date of publication not stated but this is the third edition of c. April 1945; first published in April 1944. 31pp. Slim stapled booklet. In very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. A very small flattened crease to the bottom corner of the front cover. Clean and tight. Price of one shilling inside the front cover and titles listed from no. 4 to no. 58. Girl on the front cover has a plain yellow dress with orange collar. Staples at centrefold have slightly rusted but no marks or corrosion to surrounding paper. A super copy. 105775 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
28 Golden Ashes
Crofts, Freeman Wills Penguin Books 1959 First Thus Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Paperback. First Penguin edition. Green covers, horizontal band. Light rubs to the spine edges. Light reading creases and curvature to the spine. Pages typically tanned / browned. White parts of the covers discoloured and have some foxing and a few small light brown stains. Previous owner's signature and date on the title page. A slight crack to the binding between pages 198-199; still firm. A good copy overall. pp. 224. 308096 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
14 Magic Books From Mexico [King Penguin 64]
Burland, C. A. (with an introduction and notes on the plates by) Ediciones Lara | Penguin Books Mexico 1966 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
A mexican reprint; text English. Stiff flexible card covers. Light rubs to the spine. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions but K64 has been just inside the front cover, in the top corner, in black felt pen. pp. 31, plates 106794 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
29 Inspector French and the Starvel Tragedy
Crofts, Freeman Wills Penguin Books 1945 First Thus Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Paperback. 1st Penguin edition. Green covers, horizontal band. The binding has unfortunately been stapled underneath the covers - tears around the staples to the last couple of pages. The binding is tight but still readable. Rubs to the covers at the spine edges and ends. Pages typically tanned / browned. White parts of the covers discoloured. Some foxing to the covers, inside and out, and to the half-title page. A good copy overall. pp. 271. 308191 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
15 Death Watch
Carr, John Dickson Penguin Books 1953 First Thus Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Paperback. First Penguin edition. Green covers, horizontal band. Reading creases and a forwards lean to the spine. Covers are generally greyed in appearance. A couple of foxing spots just inside the front cover. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Pages are typically browned / tanned. pp. 251. 308295 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
30 Inspector French and the Starvel Tragedy
Crofts, Freeman Wills Penguin Books 1945 First Thus Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Paperback. 1st Penguin edition. Green covers, horizontal band. The binding has unfortunately been stapled underneath the covers - tears around the staples to the first and last few pages. The binding is tight but still readable. Rubs to the covers at the spine edges and ends, with a short tear to the bottom edge of the front cover at the spine. Pages typically tanned / browned. White parts of the covers discoloured. A good copy overall. pp. 271. 308094 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
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