Elizabeth Gant

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THIS MONTH'S STOCK SELECTION

 

 

1. THE DOME The Dome: A Quarterly Containing Examples of all the Arts. Unicorn Press 1897
12mo, pp 93, plus pp 13 publishers’ adverts, grey paper-covered boards, red and white pictorial endpapers by Paul Woodroffe. Red lettering to title-page, 2 coloured plates by Hiroshige, illustrated throughout in black and white by Burne Jones, Laurence Housman and others. Covers slightly scuffed and rubbed around edges, otherwise very good. £24
An interesting mixture of literature, sculpture, architecture, music and art from the fin de siecle period.

2. THEAKER, HARRY / KINGSLEY, CHARLES. The Water Babies, by Charles Kingsley, with 48 coloured plates by Harry Theaker. The Prince Charming Colour Book series. Ward Lock, no date, (inscribed 1931).
Octavo, p. 340 plus 4 pages of publisher’s list. Beige cloth with colour plates laid on to front cover. Coloured illustrations throughout. Untidy pencil inscription in a childish hand on half title. Neat ownership inscription on front endpaper, else a very good bright copy. £30

3. THELWELL Three Sheets In The Wind, Thelwell’s manual of sailing. Eyre Methuen, 1973,
First edition, 8vo, pp. 96, grey pictorial cloth printed in red, pictorial endpapers. Black and white comic cartoon-style illustrations throughout. Inscription to front endpaper, dustwrapper price-clipped else very good. £16
Poking fun at sailing.

4. THIELE, COLIN / INGPEN, ROBERT River Murray Mary, story by Colin Thiele, drawings by Robert Ingpen Rigby Opal Books, 1980
Reprint of an edition first published in 1979, small 4to, green cloth lettered in white, pictorial dustwrapper, green endpapers. Coloured illustrations throughout. Commendation sticker laid down on dustwrapper Wrapper just slightly chipped around edges, else very good. £14
Muir Part two. 8866. The story of a girl who lives on the banks of the River Murray.

5. THIELE, COLIN / PUGH, CLIFTON Yellow Jacket Jock, story by Colin Thiele, illustrations by Clifton Pugh. F.W. Cheshire, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney. 1969,
First edition, 4to, unpaginated, blue cloth lettered in silver, pictorial dustwrapper and endpapers. Coloured illustrations throughout. Wrapper price-clipped and just slightly chipped around edges, else very good. £35
The story of Jock who lives near the Murray river. Because his parents are aware of the dangers of the river Jock wears a yellow life-jacket.

6. THOMPSON, KAY Kay Thompson’s Eloise, Drawings by Hilary Knight. A Book for Precocious Grown Ups. Max Reinhardt, 1958
Reprint, ( first edition was 1957), 4to, pp 65, red cloth, pictorial dustwrapper and endpapers. Illustrated throughout in red, black and white. Light foxing to wrapper, else fine. £18
The first book in the series. Eloise is a litle girl who lives at the Plaza Hotel.

7. THOMPSON, KAY / KNIGHT, HILARY Eloise In Paris, by Kay Thompson, illustrated by Hilary Knight Max Reinhardt, London, 1958,
Reprint of the first Great Britain edition which was published earlier the same year. 4to, unpaginated, blue cloth, gilt lettering, pictorial dustwrapper and endpapers. Illustrated throughout in blue, red, black and white. Light marks to wrapper, else fine. £18
The second book in the amusing series about the adventures of a schoolgirl. Paris will never seem the same again.

8. THOMSON, HUGH / SHERIDAN, RICHARD BRINSLEY The School For Scandal, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, illustrated by Hugh Thomson. Hodder & Stoughton, no date, (1911),
First edition thus, 4to, pp 196, mauve pictorial cloth printed with mauve and red. 25 mounted coloured plates set within decorative borders. Prelims lightly browned else a near fine bright copy. £90

9. THORNHILL, PETER The Winkle Society, written and illustrated by Peter Thornhill. Macmillan, 1952
First edition, 8vo, pp. 119.
Green pictorial cloth printed in silver, pictorial dustwrapper and green and white pictorial endpapers. Illustrated throughout in black and white and green, black and white. Dustwrapper dusty with a little loss of paper at tip and tail of spine, otherwise very good. £18
A story of sea creatures recounted by various shellfish.

10. THORSON, CHARLES / BEARS The Story of The Three Bears, illustrated by Charles Thorson. John Martin’s House, Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1946.
Small 4to, unpaginated, pictorial paper-covered boards, pictorial dustwrapper. illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Dustwrapper chipped around edges with fading to spine the book is in very good condition. £30

11. THREE LITTLE FISHERMEN Three Little Fishermen. Juvenile Productions Ltd. no date, (1950s).
Quarto, unpaginated, pictorial thin card covers. Two coloured plates and other illustrations in orange, black and white throughout. Fine. £9
A story of three small boys who sail off with a walrus called Captain Walrus. They travel to the Fairy Isle where they have various adventures before returning home.

12. THWAITES, DONALD Blue Peter, a tale of the forest, a little boy, and his pine cone goblin friends, written and illustrated by D.L. Thwaites, revised by B.J. Thwaites. Harman & Jacka, Adelaide, 1945,
Second edition, small 4to, pp. 29, pictorial paper-covered boards. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Slight wear to edges, spine just slightly frayed at tip and tail, internally very good. £20
Muir 7370.
A fairy tale about a little boy with goblins and bush creatures.

13. TODD, TREVOR / ABORIGINAL Mason Judy, by Trevor Todd, illustrated by Robert Juniper. Methuen of Australia, 1977,
Reprint, (first published in 1975) ,4to, unpaginated, yellow pictorial cloth printed in black, pictorial dustwrapper and endpapers. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Dustwrapper chipped and creased around edges with short tear at tip of spine, otherwise, very good. £30
Muir Part Two, 8994. A fantasy about a boy who finds a magic stone which transports him to the Dreamtime. The book was Commended by the ABPA in 1978.

14. TOYS / BARRY, CRYSTAL / SMITH, MARY Toy Town Tales, stories by Crystal Barry, illustrations by Mary Smith, Mermaid Land, verses by Alfred Hastings. HA & WL Pitkin Ltd. no date, (1940s).
Small 4to, pp. 24, pictorial paper-covered boards. Coloured illustrations throughout. Light marks to covers, a few smal finger and other marks to base of some pages, otherwise very good. £20
Stories about toy’s including a golliwog and a teddy bear.

15. TRAINS / HIND JOHN R. Tales Of The Iron Road, edited by John R. Hind. Collins Clear-Type Press, no date, (1930s).
Quarto, unpaginated, blue cloth, gilt lettering Stories by various authors, including Percy Westerman, Gunby Hadath and others, 8 coloured plates, 14 half-tone illustrations. Spine rubbed particularly at extremities, corners bumped, joint cracked, internally very good. £24

16. TRAVERS, P.L / KEEPING, CHARLES Friend Monkey, by P.L. Travers, jacket design and frontis by Charles Keeping. Collins, 1972,
First U.K edition. 8vo, pp. 284, yellow cloth, pictorial dustwrapper. Brown and white frontis. Slight chipping to dustwrapper at tip and tail of spine else very good. Wrapper clipped. £12

17. TUDOR, TASHA Mother Goose, seventy seven verses with pictures by Tasha Tudor. Random House, New York, 1971,
New edition of a book first published in 1944. 12mo, pp. 87, pictorial glazed boards with matching dustwrapper, pictorial endpapers. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Dustwrapper, creased and chipped around edges, light crease to front endpaper, else very good. £15
Attractively illustrated book of Nursery Rhymes.

18. TURLAY NEWBERRY, CLARE / RABBITS Marshmallow, Story and pictures by Clare Turlay Newberry, author of Mittens, April’s Kittens, etc Hamish Hamilton, 1945,
First edition, oblong 4to, unpaginated, pictorial paper covered boards, wrapper with oval cut out to reveal the pictorial board beneath. Coloured illustrations throughout. Dustwrapper crudely repaired on inside, light wear to edges, else very good. £35
The story of a rabbit and a cat.

19. UTTLEY, ALISON The Sam Pig Storybook, by Alison Uttley, illustrated by Cecil Leslie, Faber & Faber, 1965,
First edition thus, 8vo, pp. 334, beige cloth, gilt lettering, pictorial dustwrapper.. Black and white illustrations throughout. Felt pen inscription on endpaper and contents page, otherwise very good. £30
Thirty five of the best Sam Pig stories are here brought together.

20. UTTLEY, ALISON / FELTS, SHIRLEY Foxglove Tales, by Alison Uttley, chosen by Lucy Meredith, illustrated by Shirley Felts Faber& Faber, 1984,
First edition illustrated thus, 8vo, pp. 107, brown cloth, gilt lettering, pictorial dustwrapper. A collection of stories for children with black and white illustrations. Near fine. £20
This book is a collection of stories republished to celebrate the author’s centenary

21. UTTLEY, ALISON / TUNNICLIFFE, C.F Ambush of Young Days, by Alison Uttley, Author of ‘The Country Child’, illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe Faber and Faber 1950
New illustrated edition, 8vo, pp 238 green pictorial cloth, pictorial dustwrapper. Black and white illustrations throughout Very light wear to edges of dustwrapper, else very good. £35

22. UTTLEY, ALISON / TUNNICLIFFE, C.F Carts And Candlesticks, by Alison Uttley, with illustrations by C.F. Tunnicliffe. Faber & Faber, 1948,
First edition, 8vo, pp. 160, green cloth lettered in silver, pictorial dustwrapper. A selection of essays with black and white illustrations throughout. Dustwrapper chipped around edges with a little loss of paper, Various ownership inscriptions and stickers some crossed out on endpaper, otherwise very good. £30
The author’s memories of country life.

23. VAN DYKE, HENRY The Story of the Other Wise Man, by Henry Van Dyke, illustrated by Ruth McCrea. Lutterworth Press, Cambridge, printed in the USA, 1987
12mo, pp 60, green and red patterned paper-covered boards and dustwrapper. Green, red, black and white illustrations. Fine. £9
A moving story with bold, imaginative illustrations.

24. VERRENT, ANN / WHITE, DAVID / NOVELTY BOOK The Tinytown Express, Story by Ann Verrent, devised by David White. Sampson Low, Marston. n.d.
(1960s)

Quarto, unpaginated, pictorial glazed boards, Illustrated in colour throughout, with folding and movable parts. Fine. £45
A Play-With-Me Book, encouraging the child reader to play with the book by moving the parts to see the adventures of an Express train.

25. VIEUX NOELS Vieux Noels, Composees en Honneur de la Naissance de Notre-Seigneur Jesus Christ. No author stated. Chez Libaros, Nantes, 1876
2 octavo volumes each pp 160.
Vol.1 subtitled ‘Noels tres-anciens, Noels de XVII et XVIII siecles’. Vol. 2 subtitled ‘Pastorales, Noels des Province de l’Oest’. Both vols bound in leather-backed marbled boards with raised bands and gilt decoration to spine. Both vols have ornamental head and tailpieces embodying Christmas motifs. Vol 2 has a full-page fold-out engraving of the nativity. The original printed wrappers are bound in. Extremities slightly rubbed else a very good, clean set. £60
A beautiful collection of French songs and carols.

26. VIPONT, ELFRIDA / JONES, HAROLD Bless This Day, A Book of Prayer for Children, Compiled by Elfrida Vipont and Illustrated by Harold Jones. Collins, 1958
First edition, large 8vo, pp 94, pale blue pictorial paper-covered boards, pictorial endpapers, pictorial dustwrapper.
The text is integrated throughout with black and white and colour illustrations. Wrapper just slightly chipped at edges, else near fine. £45
The illustrations are charming.

27. VONNEGUT, KURT / CHERMAYEFF, IVAN Sun Moon Star, by Kurt Vonnegut & Ivan Chermayeff. Hutchinson, 1980,
First U.K. edition. Folio, unpaginated, black cloth decorated in silver and gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Printed on deep coloured backgrounds of green, black, blue, yellow etc. the text is printed in white and is in verse. Fine. £20
The publisher’s blurb states that the book is an experiment in making music for the eye rather than the ear. The illustrations are very bold and simple.

28. VREDENBURG, EDRIC, ET AL Tell Me a Story, Stories for Mothers to Read or Tell to their Children, with Coloured Illustrations. Hurst and Co, New York, 1912
Quarto, unpaginated, red paper covered boards backed with red buckram, coloured plate depicting three children in fancy dress with a doll laid on to front cover. 5 full page chromolithographs and numerous black and white illustrations in the text. Light wear to edges, else very good. £35
An attractive collection of rhymes and stories by various authors. The style of the book is similar to the Tuck and Nister Annuals from the turn of the century

29. WAIN, LOUIS Louis Wain, The Man Who Drew Cats, by Rodney Dale. Michael O’Mara Books in association with Chris Beetles Ltd, 1991
Revised edition, 4to, pp 144. Pictorial endpapers and dustwrapper, black cloth gilt. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white.Checklist of books at end of volume. Mint. £45
An indespensible reference work for Wain collectors.

30. WAIN, LOUIS / CATS Louis Wain’s Great Big Midget Book, Illustrated by Louis Wain assisted by Claire Wain. Dean and Son nd (1934)
Square 16mo, pp 316 and pp 2 publishers’ adverts, pictorial paper-covered boards. Black and white illustrations throughout. Edges amd spine lightly rubbed, else very good. £225
Wain’s last book, produced while he was in hospital with the help of his sister, Claire.

31. WAIN, LOUIS / POSTCARD A postcard depicting single head image of an orange long-haired cat with green eyes, printed on a green background, not captioned., number 1194. J Salmon, no date, (circa 1916),
Very light wear to edges, tiny pin hole, else near fine, unused. £48
Delulio page 118.

32. WAIN, LOUIS / POSTCARD A postcard depicting single head image of an white long-haired cat with squinting blue eyes, printed on a green background, not captioned., number 1195. J Salmon, no date, (circa 1916),
Very light wear to edges, tiny pin hole, lightly marked else near fine, unused. £48
Delulio page 118.

33. WAIN, LOUIS / POSTCARD A postcard depicting single head and paws image of a grey long-haired cat with orange eyes, printed on a yellow background, not captioned., number 1197. J Salmon, no date, (circa 1916),
Very light wear to edges, tiny pin hole, else near fine, unused. £48
Delulio page 118.

34. WAIN, LOUIS / POSTCARD A postcard depicting single head image of an orange long-haired cat with green eyes, printed on a light blue background, not captioned., number 1199. J Salmon, no date, (circa 1916),
Very light wear to edges, tiny pin hole, lightly marked else near fine, unused. £48
Delulio page 118.

35. WAIN LOUIS / POSTCARD Diabolo, a young beginner. a picture postcard by Louis Wain. Oilette series number 1563. Raphael Tuck, no date, postmarked 1938
Coloured illustration of a cat playong diabolo. Postally used and franked, otherwise very good. £50

36. WAIN LOUIS / POSTCARD You Will Come To Great Fame, a picture postcard by Louis Wain. Humorous Series 6075, Raphael Tuck, no date, postmarked 1905,
Coloured illustration of three cats with laurel wreaths, Postally used and franked, a former owner has written quite neatly on the image and circled one of the cat’s heads, otherwise very good. £40

37. WALKER, ABBIE PHILLIPS The Sandman’s Hour, Stories for Bedtime, by Abbie Phillips Walker, illus in line by Rhoda C Chase and in colour by Maxine Freeman-Thomas. Harper and Bros n.d.
Printed in Guernsey. Inscribed 1932. 8vo, pp 121, yellow pictorial cloth blocked in red and black. Four coloured plates and black and white illus throughout. Foredges spotted else v good. £20

38. WALL, DOROTHY Horrie Kiwi And The Kids, original story and illustrations by Dorothy Wall, retold by David Harris. Angus & Robertson, 1983,
First edition thus, 4to, pp. 64, blue cloth, pictorial dustwrapper, blue and white striped endpapers. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Wrapper slightly browned around edges, generally very good. £35
Muir Part 2.
9427. It is thought that this story, not published at all until 1983, may have been written and illustrated very early in Wall’s career, indeed as early as 1914. A most attractive story about kiwis which are New Zealand birds.

39. WALL, DOROTHY / NICHOLLS, BROOKE Jacko, The Broadcasting Kookaburra, his life and adventures, by Brooke Nicholls, decorated by Dorothy Wall. Angus & Robertson Ltd. Sydney, 1933,
Second edition, 4to, pp. 106, pictorial paper-covered boards printed in red. Twelve full-page black and white illustrations, black and white chapter headings & drawings in text throughout. Light foxing to prelims, otherwise very good. £50
Muir 5339.
A story of of a kookaburra who was famous throughout Australia for his laughing on the radio at Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

40. WALLACE, IVY Gumpa’s Paint Book, another Animal Shelf paint book by Ivy Wallace. Collins, no date, (1950s),
Quarto, unpaginated, pictorial paper-covered boards. Alternate pages with a coloured illustration on one page and black and white copy of the same illustration on the opposite side, intended to be painted in. Covers worn and markedwith a little loss of paper at tip and tail of spine. Internally very good, none of the pictures have been painted in. £20
Gumpa is a bear.Ivy Wallace is best known for her books about Pookie, a little rabbit with wings.

41. WALLACE, IVY Pookie Puts The World Right, written and illustrated by Ivy Wallace. Collins, no date,
Quarto, unpaginated, pictorial paper-covered boards and endpapers. Coloured illustrations throughout. Very good. £40
Pookie is a little rabbit with wings.

42. WALPOLE, HUGH / LAMB, LYNTON The Apple Trees, Four Reminiscences by Hugh Walpole, with wood-engravings by Lynton Lamb. Printed and published at the Golden Cockerel Press by Robert and Moira Gibbings, assisted by George Churchill. 1932
Number 115 of an edition limited to 500, 8vo, pp 75, decorated cloth with morocco spine, printed on hand-made paper. Fine wood-engraved illustrations. Signed by the author, Hugh Walpole. Just slight rubbing to corners else near fine. £95

43. WASHBURNE, H / ELEPHANTS Little Elephants Picnic Stories, by Helen Washburne, Pictures by Jean McConnell. Albert Whitman and Co, Chicago, 1944
4th printing (1st was 1939), 4to, pp 32, brown cloth with coloured plate laid on to front cover, pictorial endpapers. Coloured illus throughout. V slight fingering to edge of half-title else near fine. £35
Washburne wrote two other books in this series. The illustrations are lively and full of humour.

44. WATSON, VIRGINIA / AMERICAN INDIANS The Princess Pocahontas, by Virginia Watson,with drawings and decorations by George Wharton Edwards. Hampton Publishing Co. New York, copyright 1916.
Quarto, pp. 306, blue cloth with coloured plate laid on to front cover, pictorial dustwrapper. Six coloured plates, one full page black and white illustration, black and white text illustrations throughout. The dustwrapper is tatty and incomplete with sellotape repairs, the book is in near fine condition. £30
An attractive tale about the young Pocahontas and John Smith

45. WATTS, MARJORIE-ANN The Teashop By The Water, and other tales. Written and illustrated by Marjorie-Ann Watts. George G. Harrap, 1960,
First edition, 4to, pp. 47, pink cloth, pictorial dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout in black and white, and red, green, black and white. Dustwrapper chipped around edges with short tear to foot of spine. Otherwise very good. £12
The illustrations are similar in style to those of Edward Ardizzone.

46. WEISS, EMIL / KINGSLEY, CHARLES The Water Babies, by Charles Kingsley, illustrated by Emil Weiss. P. R. Gawthorn Ltd. no date, ( 1940s ),
Quarto, pp. 180, red cloth, pictorial dustwrapper. Eight coloured plates, illustrated throughout in various combinations of red, green, black and white. Dustwrapper repaired on the inner side, creased and chipped around edges with a little loss of paper, light foxing to prelims, else very good. £30

47. WELLS, ANN E. Tales From Arnhem Land, by Ann E. Wells, illustrated by Margaret Paice. Angus & Roberson, 1959,
First edition, 8vo, pp. 98, brown cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dustwrapper and endpapers. Three part coloured illustrations, (after the style of Aboriginal bark paintings), part coloured drawings throughout. Dustwrapper price-clipped with creasing, chipping and slight loss of paper to edges, otherwise very good. £35
Muir 7900.
The tales are built round Aboriginal legends of Northern Australia.They were told to Mrs Wells by Wurungu the Old One.

48. WELLS, H G All Aboard for Ararat, by H G Wells. Secker and Warburg, 1940,
First edition, 8vo, pp 106, orange cloth, pictorial dustwrapper. Wrapper design and ilustration by John Farleigh. Wrapper chipped around edges with 0.5 inch loss to tail of spine. Inscription to fep. Contents very good. £30
A metaphysical and political essay in the form of a modern parable.

49. WHEATLEY, NADIA / RAWLINS, DONNA My Place,
by Nadia Wheatley & Donna Rawlins, Collins Dove, Melbourne, 1987,
First edition, 4to, unpaginated, pictorial glazed boards and endpapers. Coloured illustrations throughout. Minimal rubbing to tip of spine, else fine. £30
Muir part two, 9583. The book starts at the present day and looks at Australia back through the years through the eyes of different characters.

50. WHITE, GWEN / DOLLS European and American Dolls, and their marks and patents, by Gwen White. Batsford, 1966,
First edition, large 4to, pp. 274, green cloth, gilt lettering, pictorial dustwrapper, red endpapers. Coloured frontis, black and white illustrations throughout. Dustwrapper rather worn and chipped around edges, else very good. £20
A comprehensive history of dolls including identification.
There are illustrations from drawings by the author as well as photographs of many dolls.

51. WILKINSON, ANDREWS / LIVINGSTON BULL, CHARLES Plantation Stories, by Andrews Wilkinson, illustrated and decorated by Charles Livingston Bull. Duckworth and Co, 1914,
First edition, 8vo, pp 338, green pictorial cloth gilt. 23 monochrome plates and black and white illustrations in the text. A little wear to the tip of spine, else very good. £30
An attractive collection of tales similar to the Brer Rabbit stories.

52. WILLCOX SMITH, JESSIE / KINGSLEY, CHARLES The Water Babies, by Charles Kingsley, illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith. Hodder and Stoughton for Boots Pure Drug Co, nd (1930s),
4to, pp 240, green pictorial cloth gilt, half title and title page decorated and printed in green. 12 mounted coloured plates under captioned guards. Also green and white decorations and illustrations. One page repaired, else very good. £75

53. WILLIAMS, RUTH The Aboriginal Story, by Ruth C. Williams, illustrated by Rhys Williams. Shakespeare Head, Sydney, 1965,
Reprint, (first printed in 1955), small 4to, pp. 46, pictorial glazed boards and endpapers. Black and white illustrations throughout. Edges lightly rubbed, light marks to covers, generally very good. £20
Muir 8034.
An account of the history and life of the Aboriginal people.

54. WILLIS, FRITZ The Story of a Good Little Dog, Amber, story and pictures by Fritz Willis, Mistletoe Press, USA 1944
First edition, 4to, unpaginated, pictorial paper covered boards, pictorial dustwrapper, yellow endpapers. ilustrated throughout with brown, black and white and black and white lithographs. Dustwrapper chipped around the edges with a little loss of paper, corners chipped and edges slightly rubbed, internally very good. £45
Amber is a young Cocker Spaniel.

55. WINTLE, JUSTIN The Dragon’s Almanac, Chinese, Japanese and other Far Eastern Proverbs. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1983
First edition, 8vo, pp 226, red cloth gilt, dustwrapper. Frontispiece and one black and white illustration for each month of the year. Mint. £15

56. WOOD, LAWSON The Box Of Mrs Books, by Lawson Wood. The six titles are Mrs Purr, Mrs Nibble, Mrs Cackle, Mrs Polly Mrs Waddle. Frederick Warne & Co, no date, (circa 1930),
Square 16mo, unpaginated, each book is in a pictorial paper cover, the books are contained in the publisher’s pictorial card box.. Coloured illustrations throughout. There is some wear and rubbing to the box, the staples are slightly rusted, otherwise very good. £90
It is exciting to find these attractive little boooks in their original card box.

57. WOOD, LAWSON The Box Of Mr Books, by Lawson Wood. The six titles are Mrs Quack, Mr Grunt, Mr Prickles, Mr Pup, Mr Trunk, Mr Fox.. Frederick Warne & Co, no date, (circa 1930),
Square 16mo, unpaginated, each book is in a pictorial paper cover, the books are contained in the publisher’s pictorial card box.. Coloured illustrations throughout. There is some wear and rubbing to the box, the staples are slightly rusted, otherwise very good. £90
It is exciting to find these attractive little boooks in their original card box.

58. WOOD, LAWSON The Box Of Rummy Tales, by Lawson Wood. The six titles are The Pig-Tail, The Strong Tail, The Curly-Tail, The String Tail, The Bunchy Tail, The Bushy Tail Frederick Warne & Co, no date, (circa 1930),
Square 16mo, unpaginated, each book is in a pictorial paper cover, the books are contained in the publisher’s pictorial card box.. Coloured illustrations throughout. The sides of the box are incoplete and it is generally rather worn, the staples are slightly rusted, otherwise very good. £85
It is exciting to find these attractive little boooks in their original card box.

59. WOOD, LAWSON Lawson Wood’s Merry Monkeys, Birn Brothers, no date, (inscribed 1945),
Quarto, pp.83, pictorial paper-covered boards. Sixteen coloured plates, black and white text illustrations. Spine faded and frayed at tip, mark to back cover, otherwise generally good. £35

60. WOOD, LAWSON / BOARD BOOK Nursery Rhymes, a Look With Mother book, illustrated by Lawson Wood. Thomas Nelson, no date,
Oblong 8vo, pp. 10, a board book with pictorial covers. A nursery rhyme and a coloured illustration on each page. Minimal rubbing to edges, pages neatly numbered in ink by a former owner, otherwise very good. £20

61. WOOD, RAMSEY / LESSING, DORIS Kalila and Dimna, Selected Fables of Bidpai, retold by Ramsey Wood, Introduction by Doris Lessing, Illustrations by Margaret Kilrenny. Alfred A Knopf, New York, 1980,
First edition, 8vo, pp 263, buff paper-covered beige cloth-backed boards gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout with line drawings in text and margins. Wrapper slightly chipped else fine. £20
The great eastern classic.

62. WOODS, BARBARA The Adventurous Koalas, by Barbara Woods, illustrations by B.E. Pike. J.T. Picken & Sons, Melbourne, no date, (1940s),
Small 8vo, pp.44, pictorial card covers. Coloured illustrations throughout. Edges rubbed with a small area of lost paper from outer edge,staples rusted, generally very good. £40
Muir 8167.
Katie and Jimmie are two young koalas who sail away in search of Treasure. Quite scarce.

63. WRIGHT, HERBERT G The First English Translation of the ‘Decameron’, Essays and Studies on English Language and Literature, Edited by S B Liljegren. XIII. Part 1. The Personality, Style and Technique of the Translator. Part II. Was the Translator John Florio? The Personality, Style and Technique of Florio. English Institute, Upsala University, 1953,
First edition, 8vo, cream paper bound, pp279. 4 full-page black and white plates. Faded and worn, but sound. Signed by the author. £12
A work of specialist scholarship.

64. WRIGHT, NORMAN The Sexton Blake Detective Library, the first four volumes of the Sexton Blake Library, featuring the famous detective of popular fiction. Introduction by Norman Wright, designed and compiled by Mike Higgs. Hawk Books, 1989,
Quarto, pp. 289,pink cloth, gilt lettering and emblem, pictorial dustwrapper. Illustrated in black and white and pink, black and white. Fine. £20
Vintage detective fiction reproduced.

65. ZEITLIN, IDA / NADEJEN, THEODORE Gessar Khan, A legend of Tibet, told by Ida Zeitlin, illustrated by Theodore Nadejen. George H. Doran New York, 1927,
Quarto, pp. 203, brown cloth, gilt decoration, pictorial dustwrapper, patterned endpapers. Full page wood cut illustrations and pictorial head and tail pieces to each chapter printed in brown and yellow.Wrapper chipped around edges with loss of paper at top of spine, otherwise very good. £60

66. ZERUBAVEL, EVIATAR The Seven Day Circle, The History and Meaning of the Week, by Eviatar Zerubavel. The Free Press, New York, and Collier Macmillan Publishers, London, 1985
8vo, pp 206, brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, dustwrapper. 16 tabulations, charts and figures. Near fine. £20


 

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