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The Outlaw of The Shell. With Six Illustrations by Percy Tarrant., FINNEMORE, JOHN:
81 FINNEMORE, JOHN: The Outlaw of The Shell. With Six Illustrations by Percy Tarrant.
London, W & R Chambers Ltd., 1915 1st 
Hardback, approx 8 x 5.5 inches. Light green cloth with gilt lettering and colour pictorial designs to front and spine. Dark grey endpapers. In very good condition. Some fading to front and spine on cloth, else cover clean and bright. Some light marks to endpapers, “J.B. Adamson, Fortfar” bookseller label to rear corner. Some light spots to outer edges else a very clean and tight copy. 274pp. Six B&W Illustrations by Percy Tarrant. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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English Bookbindings. Bookbindings in France; Royal English Bookbindings; Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Four Volumes in One., FLETCHER, William Younger; DAVENPORT, Cyril; STEPHENS, G.;
82 FLETCHER, William Younger; DAVENPORT, Cyril; STEPHENS, G.; English Bookbindings. Bookbindings in France; Royal English Bookbindings; Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Four Volumes in One.
London, Seeley and Co. Limited, 1896 1st edition 
Hardback, large, approx 10.5 x 8 inches. Half-bound with vellum spine, and grey paper covered boards. Leather label to spine lettered in gilt. Top page edges tinted yellow/green. In very good condition. Corners and edges bumped and rubbed. Slight darkening to spine and boards, some marks to boards. Spine label rubbed and darkened. Colouring on top edges of pages faded. Endapers darkend with colour bookplate to front “Minnie C. Bell.” Some light foxing to title and page edges else overall a clean and tight copy. Colour plates clean and bright. 51 + 80 + 95 + 96pp. 29 coloured plates, and 96 b&w plates. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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Fables De La Fontaine. Avec de nouvelles remarques explicatives philologiques et littaires et un choix de notes entraites de tous les commentateurs. Edition Illustree de Gravures sur Bois, d’apres les dessins de Staal. Precedee de la vie de l’auteur par Auger et de son eloge par Chamfort., FONTAINE; LEMAISTRE, M. Felix;
83 FONTAINE; LEMAISTRE, M. Felix; Fables De La Fontaine. Avec de nouvelles remarques explicatives philologiques et littaires et un choix de notes entraites de tous les commentateurs. Edition Illustree de Gravures sur Bois, d’apres les dessins de Staal. Precedee de la vie de l’auteur par Auger et de son eloge par Chamfort.
Garnier Freres, Libraires, Paris. n.d. ca1880 
Size approx 4.5 x 7 inches. Half bound in red morrocco leather and marbled paper covered boards. Spine with gilt lettering, floral decoration and raised banding. Marbled endpapers and page edging. In overall very good condition. Corners bumped, edges rubbed, papered boards a little chipped at edges. Inside neat inscription to front endpaper and some mild foxing to pages otherwise a very tight copy. 416pp. With many b&w full page illustrations. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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FRANK FAIRLEGH, Scenes from the life of A Private Pupil., Frank Smedley:
84 Frank Smedley: FRANK FAIRLEGH, Scenes from the life of A Private Pupil.
London, A. Hall, Virtue & Co., 1850 
Hardback, 9 x 5.5 inches. Brown polished full leather binding, gilt lettering and raised banding to spine, gilt floral decorations to board corners. Gilt lined outer board edges, and gilt decorated inner board edges. Marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Some rubbing and small nicks to corners and edges of boards. Binders stamp to top edge of front endpaper “W.J. Mansell.” 496pp. With Thirty b&w illustrations on steel by George Cruikshank. The first and best book of Francis Edward Smedley (1818–1864), based on the author's few months as one of the private pupils of the Revd Charles Millett at Brighton, Sussex. The book was begun in May 1846 as a sketch in Sharpe's London Magazine entitled 'Scenes from the life of a private pupil', and continued until May 1848. It was then issued in sixteen monthly parts and in book form in 1850. The book was popular, and its early chapters are still fresh and funny, with stories of practical jokes and teasing. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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Chronicles of England, France, Spain. And the adjoining Countries, From the latter part of the Reign of Edward II to the Coronation of Henry IV. Translated from the French Editions, with variations and additions from many celebrated MSS. by T. JOHNES, Esq. To which are prefixed A Life of the Author, an essay on his works, and a criticism on his History. With Illuminated Hand-Coloured Illustrations. Volume 1 Only., FROISSART, SIR JOHN:
85 FROISSART, SIR JOHN: Chronicles of England, France, Spain. And the adjoining Countries, From the latter part of the Reign of Edward II to the Coronation of Henry IV. Translated from the French Editions, with variations and additions from many celebrated MSS. by T. JOHNES, Esq. To which are prefixed A Life of the Author, an essay on his works, and a criticism on his History. With Illuminated Hand-Coloured Illustrations. Volume 1 Only.
William Smith. 1855 
ONE VOL. ONLY. Tall 8vo. (approx 10 x 7 inches). Quarter bound red morocco leather binding to spine and corners. Gilt lettering and decorative illustrations to spine. Marbled paper boards. All page edges gilt. In very good condition. Extremities rubbed. Spine slightly faded. Boards slightly rubbed. Endpapers darkened. Occasional small marks and foxing spots, but overall inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 768pp. With 34 “illuminated” hand-coloured engraved plates including title page and frontis. Many b&w engravings within text and at chapter headings/tailpeices. 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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The Evergreen Tales, Or Tales For The Ageless. Aladdin & the Wonderful Lamp; The Three Bears; & Joseph & His Brothers. Three Volumes in Slipcase., GEORGE MACY COMPANIES, INC.:
86 GEORGE MACY COMPANIES, INC.: The Evergreen Tales, Or Tales For The Ageless. Aladdin & the Wonderful Lamp; The Three Bears; & Joseph & His Brothers. Three Volumes in Slipcase.
New York, The Limited Editions Club, 1949 1st thus Limited Numbered Edition 
3 vols. Hardbacks, large approx 12 x 8 inches. In cream, brown and white cloth covers respectively. With coloured lettering and designs to fronts and spines. Colour plate to front of “Joseph...” In red card slipcase with paper title label to spine. In very good near fine conditions with very good slipcase. (SC some rubbing to edges, corners bumped with some small chips. Some darkening to edges and small split to top open end. Some slight darkening and small spots to label on spine.) Cloths all very clean, each with thin paper jacket. Inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. Volumes are numbered on last pages 1680/2500, and signed by the General Editor. 39, 36, 50pp. With colour illustrations throughout. ‘Joseph’ has tipped in plates. Authors and Illustrators: Jean Hersholt & Fritz Kredel; Robert Southey & William Moyers; Arthur Szyk. Editor Jean Hersholt. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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The Evergreen Tales, Or Tales For The Ageless. Beauty and The Beast; Dick Whittington & His Cat; & Saint George and The Dragon. Three Volumes in Slipcase., GEORGE MACY COMPANIES, INC.:
87 GEORGE MACY COMPANIES, INC.: The Evergreen Tales, Or Tales For The Ageless. Beauty and The Beast; Dick Whittington & His Cat; & Saint George and The Dragon. Three Volumes in Slipcase.
New York, The Limited Editions Club, 1949 1st thus Limited Numbered Edition 
3 vols. Hardbacks, large approx 12 x 8 inches. In grey, orange, and blue cloth covers respectively. With coloured lettering and designs to fronts and spines. Colour plate to front of “Saint George...” In red card slipcase with paper title label to spine. In very good near fine conditions with very good slipcase. (SC some minor rubbing to edges and corners, top corner bumped. Some slight darkening and small spots to label on spine.) Some slight fading to spines, else cloths clean. Inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. Volumes are numbered on last pages 1402/2500. “Dick Whittington” is also signed by the Illustrator and Editor. 45, 37, 76pp. With colour illustrations throughout. ‘Beauty & the Beast’ has tipped in plates. Authors and Illustrators: Mme Le Prince de Beaumont, P.H. Muir, Edy Legrand; Robert Lawson; William H.G. Kingston, Edward Shenton. Editor Jean Hersholt. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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Till I End My Song. With wood engravings by the author., GIBBINGS, ROBERT:
88 GIBBINGS, ROBERT: Till I End My Song. With wood engravings by the author.
J.M.Dent 1957 (1st.ed.) 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded with small chips at ends. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Neat inscription to front endpapers, dated 1961. Else a clean and tight copy. 234 pp. With colour frontis & many wood-engravings by the Author. “...it covers the relevant stretch of his beloved Thames near which it stands( author's cottage)- the bridges, locks, and weirs, historical associations and local legends”. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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On Secret Service. Containing certain passages in the lives of Daniel Wansborough, Ex-Superintendent-Detective, and Felix von Arnheim, Master Spy, Concerned in the plot of the Triangles of Death. Illustrated in colour by John De Walton., GILSON, Captain CHARLES:
89 GILSON, Captain CHARLES: On Secret Service. Containing certain passages in the lives of Daniel Wansborough, Ex-Superintendent-Detective, and Felix von Arnheim, Master Spy, Concerned in the plot of the Triangles of Death. Illustrated in colour by John De Walton.
London, Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1920 1st edition 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Blue cloth, printed coloured pictorial designs and gilt lettering to spine. Plain endpapers. Edges blued. In very good condition. Corners bumped and rubbed, rubbing to ends and some fading to spine. Some rubbing and darkening to boards. Minor crease to front corner. Endpapers clean. Some darkening to half-title page, the odd minor spot, else pages very clean and tight throughout. 238pp. Illustrated with 4 colour plates by John De Walton. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Lost City Being the authentic account by Professor Miles Unthank of the search for the sarcophagus of Serophis, and the theft of the Mystic Scarab. With a frontispiece in Colour and 8 full page illustrations by R. Caton Woodville., GILSON, Captain CHARLES:
90 GILSON, Captain CHARLES: The Lost City Being the authentic account by Professor Miles Unthank of the search for the sarcophagus of Serophis, and the theft of the Mystic Scarab. With a frontispiece in Colour and 8 full page illustrations by R. Caton Woodville.
London, Boys Own Paper Office, RTS, ca1920 1st edition 
Hardback, 8 x 5.5 inches. Lightgrey cloth, printed coloured pictorial designs and lettering to covers. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed, rubbing to ends of spine. Some minor rubbing to boards with a couple of dark spots to edges of rear board. Endpapers clean. Coloured title page. Inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. 378 + 6pp cat. Illustrated with a colour frontis and 8 B&W plates by R. Caton Woodville. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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The Treasure of the Red Tribe. With 4 illustrations in Colour and B&W by John de Walton., GILSON, Captain CHARLES:
91 GILSON, Captain CHARLES: The Treasure of the Red Tribe. With 4 illustrations in Colour and B&W by John de Walton.
London, Cassell and Co., 1926 1st edition 
Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. Light brown cloth, printed black lettering and designs to covers. Colour vignette plate to front. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed, rubbing to ends of spine. Some minor darkening to rear. Endpapers clean. Inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. 216pp. Illustrated with a colour frontis and 2 B&W plates by John de Walton. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Sword of Deliverance A Story of the Balkan War, the Battle of Lule Burgas, and The Siege of Adrianople. With Illustrations by H. C. Seppings Wright., GILSON, Charles:
92 GILSON, Charles: The Sword of Deliverance A Story of the Balkan War, the Battle of Lule Burgas, and The Siege of Adrianople. With Illustrations by H. C. Seppings Wright.
London, James Nisbet & Co. Ltd., 1913 1st ed. 
Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. Blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, white lettering to front, illustrated colour plates to front and spine with blind embossed boarder to front. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Corners bumped and edges and ends of spine rubbed. Some minor rubbing to rear. Plate on spine faded and rubbed with chip nr bottom. Some very minor handling marks, else Inside pages all very clean and tight. 340pp. Illustrated with 4 Colour plates and 8 B&W plates by H. C. Seppings Wright. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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In The Land of Shame. A Story of Central Africa, of the Slave Trade, and of the Discovery of Neuroline. With a frontispiece in colour and eight full-page illustrations by John De Walton., GILSON, Major CHARLES:
93 GILSON, Major CHARLES: In The Land of Shame. A Story of Central Africa, of the Slave Trade, and of the Discovery of Neuroline. With a frontispiece in colour and eight full-page illustrations by John De Walton.
London, Boys Own Paper Office, RTS, n.d. ca1920 
Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. Light brown cloth, printed white lettering on pictorial designs to covers. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners and ends of spine. Some slight darkening to rear and some minor rubbing to designs. Small bumps to middle of edge of rear board. A couple of very minor handling/thumb marks, some light spotting to outer page edges, else Inside pages very clean and tight. 360pp. With a frontispiece in colour and eight full-page illustrations by John De Walton. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Jack Without a Roof A Story of the War in La Vendee. With a frontispiece in colour and eight full-page illustrations by John De Walton., GILSON, Major CHARLES:
94 GILSON, Major CHARLES: Jack Without a Roof A Story of the War in La Vendee. With a frontispiece in colour and eight full-page illustrations by John De Walton.
London, Boys Own Paper Office, RTS, n.d. ca1923 
Hardback, 8 x 5.5 inches. Cream cloth, printed red lettering and pictorial designs to covers. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges and darkening to cloth. Some rubbing to design on front. A couple of very minor handling/thumb marks, else Inside pages very clean and tight. 301pp. With a frontispiece in colour and eight full-page illustrations by John De Walton. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Silver Shoe. Being an Account of a Secret Society and the Doings of Chung-Li and Certain Other Chinese of Infamous Repute. Illustrated by R. Caton Woodville., GILSON, Major Charles:
95 GILSON, Major Charles: The Silver Shoe. Being an Account of a Secret Society and the Doings of Chung-Li and Certain Other Chinese of Infamous Repute. Illustrated by R. Caton Woodville.
London, “The Boy’s Own Paper” Office, (n.d.). ca1920 1st edition, 
Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. Blue cloth, printed coloured pictorial designs and lettering to front and spine. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Some rubbing to edges and corners and ends of spine. A couple of minor marks and darkening on rear. Slight darkening to endpapers. Else inside pages very clean and tight. 320pp. 6 b&w plates by R. Caton Woodville. Lower spine publisher’s imprint is R.T.S. (Religious Tract Society.) 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Treasure of Kings. Being the story of discovery of the “Big Fish” or the Quest of the Greater Treasure of the Incas of Peru., GILSON, Major CHARLES:
96 GILSON, Major CHARLES: Treasure of Kings. Being the story of discovery of the “Big Fish” or the Quest of the Greater Treasure of the Incas of Peru.
London, Boys Own Paper Office, RTS, n.d. ca1920 
Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. Dark blue cloth, printed lettering and pictorial designs to covers. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Corners bumped and edges and ends of spine rubbed. Some minor darkening to rear. Some rubbing to design on front. Minor darkening to endpapers with neat inscription to front “J.A. Laurie, 1922.” Re-glued plate to p176, with darkening and rubbing to edges of plate. Some handling/thumb marks, else Inside pages clean and tight. 341pp +2pp cat. Illustrated with 1 colour plates 8 b&w plates. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Memoires de Gaspard Recueillis Par Sa Petite Amie Suzette. Illustrations de A. Reynolt., GOBLET, Louis;
97 GOBLET, Louis; Memoires de Gaspard Recueillis Par Sa Petite Amie Suzette. Illustrations de A. Reynolt.
Librairie Delagrave. 1916 1st edition 
6.5 x 10 inches. In blue cloth with printed and gilt design to front and spine. Blind embossed logo of peacock on rear. Full gilt page edging. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners. Ends of spine bumped with some minor chips. Some minor handling marks to edges of cloth Inside pages darkened. Original bookseller label to front endpaper. Apart from the page aging this is a very clean and tight copy. No inscriptions. 190pp. Many b&w illustrations by A. Reynolt. Delightful story of a cat told by his little friend, Suzette. Illustrations similar to those by Louis Wain. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Froissartís Modern Chronicles. Told and Pictured by F.Carruthers Gould., GOULD, F.CARRUTHERS:
98 GOULD, F.CARRUTHERS: Froissartís Modern Chronicles. Told and Pictured by F.Carruthers Gould.
London. T.Fisher Unwin. 1902 1st edition. 
Size 7.0 x 8.75 inches. In illustrated light brown cloth covers with black lettering to spine and front. Pictorial endpapers. 107pp. With b/w plates and line drawings in text. In very good condition. Spine slightly rubbed. Small marks to slightly rubbed boards.Occasional small marks. Else a clean and tight copy. Satirical account of Victorian political life in cod medieval English with caricature illustrations. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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A Treasury of English Verse Selected by Adam L. Gowans. Illustrated by Stephen Reid., GOWANS, Adam L.;
99 GOWANS, Adam L.; A Treasury of English Verse Selected by Adam L. Gowans. Illustrated by Stephen Reid.
London & Glasgow, Gowans & Gray Ltd., 1907 1st edition 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5.5 inches. In grey pictorial cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine and front and black printed pictorial design to front and spine. Top edges gilt. Decorative endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges and front. Small bump to rear board. Endpapers a little darkened with neat inscription to front “J.W. Richardson 1907.” Some minor foxing to top of title page and frontis, else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. A lovely copy. 303pp. Profusly illustrated in B&w with full-page and illustrations within text. 
Price: 38.00 GBP
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How I Draw Birds. A Practical Guide for the Bird-Watcher., GREEN, Roland:
100 GREEN, Roland: How I Draw Birds. A Practical Guide for the Bird-Watcher.
London, Adam and Charles Black, 1951 1st edition, 
Hardback, 10 x 7.5 ins. 4to. In light green cloth covers with red lettering to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; edges and corners rubbed, tape repairs to tears at corners. Clipped. In protective sleeve.) Spine and edges of cloth faded and darkened. Some light foxing to endpapers, bookplate to front “G. L. Boyle”, with original pencil illustrations to following 2 free endpapers; Heron & Marsh Harrier, with inscription “With Best Wishes to my friend, Roland Green.” Some minor spots to inside pages else an excellent copy --- A book for the general reader, with a practical exposition of the mysteries of farming as seen on both sides of almost any road in the British Isles. Beautifully illustrated. 96pp. With many b&w illustrations in text. 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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