Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

THE HAMSTER BALLET COMPANY. by  JANIS: MITCHELL - UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. - from R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (SKU: rja32718)

THE HAMSTER BALLET COMPANY.

THE HAMSTER BALLET COMPANY. by  JANIS: MITCHELL - UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. - from R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (SKU: rja32718)
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

THE HAMSTER BALLET COMPANY.

by MITCHELL, JANIS:

  • Used
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
FINE./NFINE.
ISBN 10
0500013829
ISBN 13
9780500013823
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 3 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
PLYMOUTH., Devon
Item Price:
$17.13
$32.83 shipping to USA
Standard Delivery: 4 to 7 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

UK,slim,rectangular 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn,dw/dj unclipped - no publisher price.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated colour pictorial oval-vignetted upper wrap,printer's device to rear wrap; with negligible shelf-wear to edges.Dw/dj's bottom corner to upper bd has an internal sellotape repair/strengthening to small closed tear,no other corners affected.Front inner flap of dw/dj has a vertical crease towards it's outer edge - the only two faults to the dw/dj.Top+fore -edges bright and clean,contents bright,tight and near pristine.Bright, clean,publisher's original,plain maroon cloth bds with bright,crisp, stamped gilt HBC monogram to upper bd and bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate pink eps.UK,slim,rectangular 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,64pp [unpaginated] includes b/w vignette illustrated half-title page,verso of which has an oval colour pictorial vignetted frntis,b/w line illustrated title page,33 colour illus,31 of which are colour plates - all by Janis Mitchell - with commentaries to plates written by Stanley Baron. The entrancing paintings in this book introduce the work of an extremely talented artist,whose wit and love of fantasy should assure her of a large, delighted audience.In her first published work,Janis Mitchell offers us scenes of an unusual ballet company in its most popular productions. The company is composed entirely of hamsters who perform both classical and modern ballets of the standard repertory with exceptional style and skill. Whether we are shown Knut Henriksen in L'Apres-Midi d'un Faune or Olga Rospova in Giselle,or Rudi Cadenza cavorting in La Fille Mal Gardee,the dancers' movements are beautifully evoked,and the scenery and costume are drawn in meticulous detail.While there will be many ballet enthusiasts who will want to add this book to their collections, animal lovers of all ages will take these cuddly hamsters to their hearts. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Reviews

Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

(Log-in or create an account first!)

You're rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

Bookseller
R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
rja32718
Title
THE HAMSTER BALLET COMPANY.
Author
MITCHELL, JANIS:
Illustrator
illus by Janis Mitchell.
Format/binding
UK,slim,rectangular 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Book condition
Used - FINE.
Jacket condition
NFINE.
Quantity available
1
Edition
UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0500013829
ISBN 13
9780500013823
Publisher
LONDON.THAMES & HUDSON,1986.
Place of Publication
London
This edition first published
1986
Keywords
q52.CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED.UK,slim,rectangular 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.ISBN 0500013829.Children's Illustrated Fiction.Illustrated Ballet Books.Hamsters_Hamster Ballet Company_The Sleeping Beauty_Coppelia_Giselle_Swan Lake.Ballet.Debut Books.Books illus by Jan
Bookseller catalogs
CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED;

Terms of Sale

R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY.

NO books will be sent 'ON APPROVAL' unless paid for in full and invoiced accordingly and with appropiate Registered/Recorded/Insurance,where applicable.If returned/declined monies refundable (P+p and any processing fees excluded). Other returns/refunds, only if book(s) are misdescribed,and then a) matches the invoice sent with it, b) returned in original packaging and state/condition sent out in,and received by buyer, c) and returned at the seller's original and actual shipping/P+p cost used when despatched to buyer - any excess cost borne at returnee's own expense. Notification of intent of return, required within 2 days of receipt of book please. 30 day return guarantee, for refund, (excluding P+p costs and any processing fees), for up to 30 days after delivery, only if an item arrives either misdescribed or damaged.Other returns accepted at seller's discretion. Orders processed same day,subject to time of receipt of order and payment, by end of P.O's business day, where applicable, and despatched the same day (weekends excluded). Shipping/P+p costs are based on books weighing 2.2Lb,or 1KG and UNINSURED, unless quoted otherwise. If your book order (P+p cost included/excluded) is in excess of 20.00 GBP,heavy or oversized, as per instruction, we'll contact you to let you know if extra shipping/insurance is required.Prices are nett, worldwide shipping/handling and registration/ insurance fees are extra.Books/orders in excess of 20.00 GBP will only be sent with appropriate insurance fees. So,for actual insured/registered shipping costs, prior contact with the seller, BEFORE ordering, is required at: rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk. All orders are wrapped in sellophane, then either bubble-wrapped or corrugated-card and then boxed.[US+CANADA only.] Items/orders over 20.00 GBP are automatically sent registered/insured either via PARCEL FORCE [insured].Or, International SIGNED For [insured] AIRMAIL,minimum of 6.50 GBP,in addition to P+p and subject to book('s) weight.Books WILL NOT be sent without appropiate Registered/Recorded/Insurance,where applicable.We use the Royal Mail for inland (UK)and most overseas deliveries.For most other International destinations,for orders/books in excess of 20.00 GBP,we use Royal Mail International Registered/SIGNED For minimum of 6.50 GBP (100gm),in addition to postage and subject to book('s) weight.UK addresses, orders/ books in excess of 20.00 GBP, sent Next Day Guaranteed Delivery [Minimum Insured up to 250 GBP automatically - at no fee,extra insurance can be bought upto 1,000 GBP and Maximum 2,500 GBP - enquire for costs.], minimum of 5.90 GBP per order, again subject to weight.

About the Seller

R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY.

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 3 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.com member since: 2009
PLYMOUTH., Devon
Ask Seller a Question

About R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY.

Bookdealer/seller established 1984, selling used,new,out-of-print,collectable (vintage and TV tie-in p/backs etc.), modern and second-hand books and book-related ephemera.We specialise in Children's Illustrated books,Modern Firsts,Fiction and Non-fiction - a good, wide range of subjects - Nautical, Naval/ Military,Theatre+Film biography/ autobiography, GENERAL (non-fiction/ reference),author SIGNED copies/edns, and other Collectables.I no longer have a B&M store (established 1984) since 1996,as I then became an internet- based seller exclusively,continuing with Mail Order selling as well.Viewing by arranged appointment(s),book searches undertaken and welcomed.Minimal grade of stock is VG/VG (the exception), the majority around FINE/FINE.[Criteria used - as a bibliophile myself,would I want to see this book on my own personal bookshelves!!] Welcome,and thank you for browsing my stock - enjoy!"WE HAVE WHAT YOU WANT, THOUGH YOU MAY NOT KNOW IT!!"

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

bds
Common term for the covers of a hardbound book.  The term 'boards' refers to the thick cardboard under the paper or cloth...[more]
device
Especially for older books, a printer's device refers to an identifying mark, also sometimes called a printer's mark, on the...[more]
title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
vignette
A decorative design or illustration placed at the beginning or end of a ...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]

Frequently Asked Questions

This Book’s Categories

tracking-