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1 The Ship's Cat
Aldridge, Alan ; Adams, Richard Jonathan Cape London 1977 0224014412 / 9780224014410 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket as published. Laminated pictorial boards. A nice, clean copy. No marks, names or inscriptions. Pages ever so slightly darkened / toned at the edges. First edition. Beautifully illustrated. Slim unpaginated picture book. 106620 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
16 Peacock Pie, A book of rhymes
De La Mare, Walter ; with drawings by Edward Ardizzone Faber and Faber Limited London 1946 First Thus Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Ardizzone, Edward 
Hardback with dust jacket. Publisher's original yellow boards; slightly discoloured / tanned at the edges. Some very light foxing spots to prelims. Text pages are all bright and clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. First impression of this Edward Ardizzone illustrated edition. pp. 107. The dust jacket has browned / discoloured, particularly at the spine and edges. A small pink stain to the bottom edge of the front cover. A few tears to the dust jacket edges, most had been repaired to the underside by a previous owner, with a yellow brittle tape, which has now been removed - staining from the old sellotape remains. The edges are also generally rubbed, with small chips and some creasing. Front flap price clipped. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 106723 
Price: 35.00 GBP

 
 
2 The Alphabetical Zoo
Barker, George Faber and Faber London 1972 0571098924 / 9780571098927 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Roland, Krystyna 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. In lovely clean condition but the boards are slightly bowed / bent. Bright and clean inside. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Slim and unpaginated. Illustrated throughout with black and white line drawings. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed at the spine ends and corners and the front flap has been price clipped. 021735 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
17 The Sporting Scot
edited by Brian D. Osborne and Ronald Armstrong Birlinn 2003 1841582824 / 9781841582825 Soft cover Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
This book is new and not previously owned, but the pages have slightly darkened / tanned due to its age. Original RRP £12.99. 314pp. A selection of writing from novels, short stories and light verse, together with some memorable sports journalism. 303707 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
3 The Quentin Blake Book of Nonsense Verse
Blake, Quentin (selected and illustrated by) Viking London 1994 0670852287 / 9780670852284 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. First impression. Original grey boards. The book itself is in very good condition - light bruising to the spine ends and minor bumps to the bottom corners. The binding is firm and pages are bright and clean, except for a small faint mark to the edge of the rear endpaper. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Binding is tight. The dust jacket unfortunately has a water-type stain to the top of the back cover, affecting approx. 11cm x 3cm max at the top edge. There are a few other very light marks to the dust jacket and minor rubs to the edges and bruising to the spine ends of the jacket. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 286. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 105948 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
18 The Sporting Scot
edited by Brian D. Osborne and Ronald Armstrong Birlinn 2003 1841582824 / 9781841582825 Soft cover Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
This book is new and not previously owned, but the pages have slightly darkened / tanned due to its age. Original RRP £12.99. 314pp. A selection of writing from novels, short stories and light verse, together with some memorable sports journalism. 303708 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
4 Max and Moritz
Busch, Wilhelm ; translated by Walter Arndt ; illustrations from the original text Adama Books New York 1982 0915361191 / 9780915361199 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Hardback. Glazed pictorial boards. Some very light foxing. No names or inscriptions. 59pp. 103675 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
19 The Rapture of the Spring: A Book of Verse
Emmons, Elsie Arthur H. Stockwell Ltd. London 1932 Green Cloth Good+ No Jacket 12mo - 7.5" Tall Burton, Irene 
Undated, but c.1932. Spine is browned and has a forwards lean. Light tanning and a little light scattered foxing. Ownership inscription written on the front pastedown. 80pp. Image available on request. 048743 
Price: 9.95 GBP

 
 
5 Fly Leaves
Calverley, C. S. Deighton, Bell, and Co | Bell and Daldy Cambridge and London 1873 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Green cloth. Fourth edition. Original brown endpapers. Binding a little shaken. Signature and date on the f.e.p. Book of verse. 124pp. Minor rubs to boards. 302143 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
20 Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and Other Writings
Fitzgerald, Edward (rendered into English verse by) ; edited by George F. Maine ; with an introduction by Laurence Housman Collins Olive Classics 1961 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Collins Olive Classics reprint edition in flexible green covers. Top edge is green (faded and with pale splash marks, not affecting pages). Binding firm and tight. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 320pp. 105056 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
6 Fly Leaves
Calverley, C. S. [Charles Stuart Calverley 1831-1884) Deighton, Bell, and Co. Cambridge 1890 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Slim pocket-sized hardback. Bound in green cloth. Rubbed at the spine edges, spine ends and corners. Spine ends and corners bumped. Short nicks to the cloth at the spine ends. The binding is slightly shaken with a couple of light cracks within the textblock but hinges are good. Though shaken, the binding is sound. No names or inscriptions. Scattered foxing. 18th thousand / 19th impression; was first published in 1872. pp. 129. 105898 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
21 The Fables of Jean de la Fontaine
Fontaine, Jean de la ; translated into English verse by Edward Marsh ; with 12 illustrations by Stephen Gooden William Heinemann Ltd London 1933 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original brown boards, lightly bruised at the spine ends. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. The binding is firm and pages clean but there are some scattered foxing spots to outer closed textblock page edges. The dust jacket is worn and torn at the edges, with rubs to the surface, chips to the spine ends and quite a long tear, with some loss, to the spine edge of the back cover. Front flap price clipped. pp. lxxi, 469. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 105611 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
 
7 Crusaders
Chesterman, Hugh ; with pictures by the author and an introduction by Walter de la Mare Published for The Shakespeare Head Press by Basil Blackwell Oxford 1946 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Hardback. Blue cloth, with pictorial onlay to the front board. A few minor, light marks to the boards. Brief, small gift inscription on the front endpaper. The binding is firm and pages clean. Two tipped in colour plates - one is in excellent, fine condition, but the frontispiece illustration has some creasing to the bottom corner. pp. xiv, 78. 308792 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
22 Ballads of Bairnhood
Ford, Robert (selected and edited with notes by) Alexander Gardner Paisley 1913 Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Hardback with original dust jacket. First published in 1894; this is the second edition of 1913. Original red boards, slightly faded to the spine, with bruising / bumps to the spine ends. The binding is firm and pages clean. Frontis. illustration with tissue guard. 7 further black and white plates. pp. 373. The dust jacket is rubbed, worn, chipped and torn, with loss to the spine ends and back cover. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 106874 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
8 That Singular Person Called Lear
Chitty, Susan Weidenfeld and Nicolson London 1988 0297793888 / 9780297793885 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Publisher's original grey boards. First edition. In very good clean condition but the pages have significantly browned, due to inferior paper quality. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. xiv, 305. 106751 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
23 The Wheel: An Anthology of Religious Verse
Garnett, Emmeline (compiled by) Burns & Oates | Macmillan & Co Ltd London 1966 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Reprint. Original cloth binding. Dust jacket lightly rubbed at the edges. Not price clipped. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Binding tight. pp. xx, 236. 104328 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
9 Tootles The Taxi and Other Rhymes, A Ladybird Book (Series 413)
Clegg, Joyce B. ; with illustrations by John Kenney Wills & Hepworth Ltd Loughborough 1956 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall Kenney, John 
Hardback with dust jacket. Buff boards with blue line illustration and titles. First published in 1956; this is a reprint from c. 1965 - still an early enough copy to have the dog sitting on the pavement on the front of the dust jacket, and the children and dog in the foreground of the picture accompanying the fire engine verse (later editions were changed). The boards are slightly bumped at the corners. The book is in lovely, bright and clean, condition - no previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The pages are fresh and bright, with no handling creases. The front cover of the dust jacket is bright and clean. The underside of the jacket has two pale brown stains but you can't see these on the outside as they correspond with brown parts of the illustrations. The back cover of the dust jacket has a couple of minor, light marks, and a tear (approx. 4cm) at the top corner. The front flap has been price clipped. Five titles in the series are listed on the rear dust jacket flap and a tally of over 120 available Ladybird titles is mentioned on the rear flap. pp. 51. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 308904 
Price: 32.00 GBP

 
24 The Bab Ballads, with which are included Songs of A Savoyard
Gilbert, W. S. ; with 350 illustrations by the author George Routledge & Sons Ltd London and New York 1899 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Fourth edition. Original decorative beige cloth. The titles and cloth are a little dull / rubbed at the spine, with some fraying to the cloth at the spine ends. Corners are lightly rubbed. A brief gift inscription written at the top edge of the front endpaper. Some light foxing to page edges and more heavy foxing to endpapers and pastedowns. The binding is firm but there is a light partial crack to the rear inner hinge. A lovely edition of Gilbert's Bab Ballads. Frontis. illustration with tissue guard. pp. xii, 564. A HEAVY book - packaged weight may exceed 1KG, in which case a postage supplement will apply outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 306902 
Price: 21.00 GBP

 
 
10 The Bothie and Other Poems
Clough, Arthur Hugh ; edited by Ernest Rhys Walter Scott, Limited [c.1896] London 1896 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 24mo - over 5 - 5¾" tall 
Hardback. Small pocket-sized volume bound in half red and gilt cloth. Spine dulled / faded. Spine ends rubbed. Endpapers match the boards. n.d. Date of publication not stated but is c. 1896. Previous owner's signature and date on the reverse of the front endpaper. Fronits. photo illustrations. All edges gilt. Binding tight and pages in nice, clean condition. pp. xii, 222, + publisher lists. 13.5 x 10.5cm. 103653 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
25 Five Books of Song (SIGNED)
Gilder, Richard Watson The Century Co. New York 1900 Fourth Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
Signed by the author on the title page under printed name. There are no ownership marks or inscriptions. Olive green cloth boards with lyre/harp decorations on the front and back boards, and spine. Slight raised bubble in the cloth on the front board. Top edge gilt, but rubbed. Very slight rubs at the head and tail of the spine. 240pp. 015252 
Price: 40.00 GBP

 
 
11 Canterbury Folk
Couper, J. M. Melbourne University Press 1984 0522842720 / 9780522842722 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Red cloth hardback and dust jacket are both in very good condition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Minor rubs to the dust jacket edges. Slightly faded spine. Small mark on the rear flap of the DJ. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 58pp. Verse. Poetry. 24cm. 301348 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
26 Ann at Highwood Hall, Poems for Children
Graves, Robert ; illustrated by Edward Ardizzone Cassell & Company Limited London 1964 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Ardizzone, Edward 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Pale blue boards; some light mottled / foxing marks to the boards. Some foxing to the endpapers, pastedowns, to the top outer closed textblock edge and to the dust jacket, particularly the underside of the jacket. The binding is firm and pages bright and clean. In good to very good condition overall. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. 40. Dust jacket not price clipped. Some blue scuff marks to the back cover of the dust jacket, a short tear to the top edge of the back cover and a small pale grubby mark to the front cover, next to the author's name. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 106707 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
 
12 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 6¾ - 7¾" 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

 
27 Homespun: Verses and Parodies
Griffiths, E. M. Cornish Brothers Ltd Birmingham 1923 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is a little sun-faded at the spine and edges, and is also chipped and rubbed at the edges. There are old tape repairs to the underside of the dust jacket which show through to the front and back cover of the jacket. Dust jacket is protected in a removable clear film sleeve. 41pp. 014165 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
13 Whispering Hope
Darling, Isabella F. John Menzies & Co. / Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1893 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 
Hardback. Decorative Victorian cloth binding. Red cloth with gilt titles and black leaf design to opposing corners of the boards. The cloth is dulled / darkened at the spine and there are some light rubs / mild biopredation to the boards. Corners and spine ends lightly bumped. Frontispice portrait of Isa Darling, with tissue guard. The book is dedicated to the author's sister, Grace Darling (printed dedication). Sporadic foxing to pages and foxing spots and general greying to the outer closed textblock page edges. pp. 240, 4. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 039462 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
28 The Harrap Book of Sea Verse
Hope, Ronald (arranged and edited by) George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd 1960 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original green boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. Binding firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The dust jacket is clean and bright. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 208. 105926 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
14 Pasternak: Modern Judgements
Davie, Donald ; Livingstone, Angela (editors) ; with verse translations into English by Donald Davie Macmillan 1969 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Green boards are a little bruised at the spine ends. Contents are clean but the pages are age-toned / tanned. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The binding is firm. The white dust jacket is discoloured and rubbed across the whole surface, with some minor rubs and short nicks to the edges. Front flap not price clipped but full length flattened crease to the front flap. pp. 277. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 308451 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
29 The Jackdaw of Rheims [Artistic Series booklet]
Ingoldsby, Thomas Raphael Tuck & Sons [c. 1880s - 1890s] London Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Raphael Tuck sewn booklet. Artistic series trademark. Printed at the Fine Art Works in London. The binding is good, printing is lovely. Covers have general grey-ish mrks. There is some heavy foxing to the centrefold and lighter spots to some other pages and just inside the covers. A very small pen mark to the edge of one of the centrefold pages. A light crease to the front cover. Told in verse form. Publication date not stated but we estimate this Tuck publication to be 1880s-1890s. Unpaginated. 307394 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
15 Poems for Children
De La Mare, Walter Constable & Co Ltd London 1930 First Thus Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. Original blue boards, with gilt stamped motif to front board and gilt lettering to spine. The binding is nice and firm and inner hinges are very good. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Deckled / untrimmed page edges; some pages are still uncut and some have been roughly opened resulting in marginal tears to several pages. A very few minor handling / thumbing marks to pages and a very little light foxing to prelims. pp. xxxiii, 264. 106875 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
30 Black and White
Ipcar, Dahlov Flying Eye Books 2014 190926363X / 9781909263635 First Thus Hard Cover NEW No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
New hardback, in excellent fine condition. First published as a Borzoi book by Alfred A. Knopf in 1963; this is a first impression of the new Flying Eye Books edition. RRP £11.99. Pictorial boards. Slim unpaginated illustrated children's picture book. Delightful story and illustrations. Two little dogs frolic and dream of adventures beyond their wildest imaginations, from the jungles of the Congo, with towering ebony elephants, to the whitewashed, frigid arctic where the icy white polar bears roam. Dahlov Ipcar once again pairs her timeless illustrations with fresh original verse that celebrates the unity and beauty of the living, breathing, natural world around us. 058042 
Price: 10.19 GBP

 
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