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The State of the Art – The Mood of Contemporary Australia in Short Stories
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The State of the Art – The Mood of Contemporary Australia in Short Stories

By Moorhouse, Frank – editor

Penguin, Ringwood, 1983. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Clean copy, age darkened page edges, original bookseller sticker on the inside of the front cover, no other damage. Kate Grenville, to John Bryson, Dorothy Johnston, to Nicholas José, and onto Olga Masters, this is a book that looks at the state of the art of living in Australia. It is something of a map of social concerns that are part of the backgrounds of the story is mostly written in the 1980s Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [6], 282 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short stories; Australia ; ISBN: 0140065989. ISBN/EAN: 9780140065985. Inventory No: 0283223. . 9780140065985 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .

$8.48

Whispers From a Continent; the Literature of Contemporary Black Africa
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Whispers From a Continent; the Literature of Contemporary Black Africa

By Cartey, Wilfred

Heinemann, London, 1969. First Edition. Softcover (Illustrated). Good Condition. Index. Illustrated paperback binding with yellow coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. "Whispers from a Continent is a personal statement by one of the most perceptive critics of African literature. Professor Cartey has listened to the voices of writers throughout Africa and related them to his own philosophy. He takes as his field, the plays, poetry and novels of black Africa which have appeared both in French and English. The writers heat talks mostly about come from the countries between Senegal and South Africa; he is particularly alert to the African oral tradition and how it has persisted through the upheaval of European colonisation" -- from the rear panel blurb. Rubbing to the book edges and panels with reading creases to the backstrip. A little chipping of the lower backstrip edge. Age toning and some marks to the textblock edges. Some stains along the front hinge. First softcover edition. Size: Trade Paperback. [13], 4 - 397, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; Africa; ISBN: 0435187171. ISBN/EAN: 9780435187170. Inventory No: 0129570. . 9780435187170

$9.33

From Sea to Sea; and Other Sketches , Letters of Travel. Vol II (Macmillan's Colonial Library)
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From Sea to Sea; and Other Sketches , Letters of Travel. Vol II (Macmillan's Colonial Library)

By Kipling, Rudyard

Macmillan and Co., Limited, London, 1900. Reprint. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Illustrated. Dark blue coloured cloth covered boards with self embossed design and gilt coloured embossed titles to the front panel; gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. The second volume of the author's travels, covering his travels in the American West coast, Salt Lake City and Chicago. He relates meeting Mark Twain – "as a moment to be remembered". Also included are some short stories – including The City of Dreadful Night. Softening and rubbing of the backstrip edges; bumping, rubbing and a little fraying of the book corners. Rubbing of the lower book edges and of the panels. Flecking of the book panels. Sunning of the backstrip with browning and foxing of the text block edges. Offset tanning and foxing of the end pages. Previous owners' name to the front paste-down, verso of the half title page and to the top edge of the title page. Third Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [7], VIII - IX, [3], 2 - 365, [9 – further works of various authors, and then eight pages at the rear with a catalogue of Macmillan's Colonial Library] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; Illustrated; 19th century; Inventory No: 0129249. .

$9.33

Actions and Reactions (Macmillan's Colonial Library)
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Actions and Reactions (Macmillan's Colonial Library)

By Kipling, Rudyard

Macmillan and Co., Limited, London, 1909. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Illustrated. Dark blue coloured cloth covered boards with self embossed design and gilt coloured embossed titles to the front panel; gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. 16 short stories that were first published in the late 19th century. Softening and rubbing of the backstrip edges; bumping, rubbing and some fraying of the book corners. Rubbing and marking of the book panels with tanning and foxing of the text block edges. Age toning, foxing and handling marks of the pages. Offset tanning and foxing of the end pages and previous owners name to the top left-hand corner of the front paste-down. This is the first Colonial Edition, issued For Sale in the Colonies. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [8], 3 - 301, [9 – of which eight are further titles from publishing house] pages,. Deckled Lower Edge (rough cut). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; Illustrated; 19th century; Inventory No: 0129542. .

$12.44

Many Inventions (Macmillan's Colonial Library)
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Many Inventions (Macmillan's Colonial Library)

By Kipling, Rudyard

Macmillan and Co., Limited, London, 1903. Reprint. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Illustrated. Dark blue coloured cloth covered boards with self embossed design and gilt coloured embossed titles to the front panel; gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. 14 short stories that were first published in magazines between the years 1892 1893. Softening and rubbing of the backstrip edges; bumping, rubbing and a little fraying of the book corners. Rubbing of the lower book edges and of the panels. Flecking of the book panels. Sunning of the backstrip with browning and foxing of the text block edges. Offset tanning and foxing of the end pages, and there are foxing spots to the first few and last few pages of the book previous owners' name to the top right-hand corner of the free front end page, dated 1909. Third Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [7], VIII - IX, [3], 2 - 365, [9 – further works of various authors, and then eight pages at the rear with a catalogue of Macmillan's Colonial Library] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; Illustrated; 19th century; Inventory No: 0129248. .

$12.44

Pomegranates: A century of Jewish Australian Writing
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Pomegranates: A century of Jewish Australian Writing

By Hammer, Grael

Millennium Books, Newtown, New South Wales, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Acknowledgements, introduction by editor and glossary. Bright yellow coloured end pages. The text is illustrated with the occasional black-and-white drawing. Dusky pink coloured boards with white coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with yellow and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. In this book the editor has collected letters, diary entries, journals, poems, novels, short stories and verse to reflect 100 years of Jewish experience of Australia from the 1890s through to the 1980s. Writers include: – Maurice Lurie, Judah Waten, Nancy Keesing and Lily Brett. Rubbing of the backstrip edges and of the book corners. Patchy fading of the book panels and a very light age toning of the textblock edges. A little creasing of the dustwrapper edges and rubbing of the panels. Fading of the backstrip. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [8], 9 - 328 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; Australia; Judaica. ISBN: 0855748680. ISBN/EAN: 9780855748685. Inventory No: 0129492. . 9780855748685

$21.77

The Day's Work (The Gordon Edition)
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The Day's Work (The Gordon Edition)

By Kipling, Rudyard

Gordon and Gotch (Australia), Limited, London, No date. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Green / brown coloured textured end pages. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white illustrations by the author. Brown textured cloth covered boards with embossed decoration to the front panel, with gilt elephant's head to the front panel along with the Hindu sign of good luck (looks like a reverse swastika); gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Gilt to the top text edge. As book of short stories written by this author covering the working life of people in the late 19th century, military life in India during the colonial period, and, has one of my all-time favourite stories – The Maltese Cat – a rather fabulous polo pony. Rubbing of the backstrip edges, book corners and lower book edges. Some rubbing to the book panels. Light tanning of the text book edges and age toning of the pages some offset tanning to the first few pages of the book. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [7], 3 - 406, [4 - further books from author] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; Inventory No: 0129545. .

$12.44

Judgements Of Dragons

By Gotlieb, Phyllis

Berkley, 1980. First Edition. Softcover. Good Condition. Colour illustrated paperback binding with pale apricot and white coloured titles to the front panel and blue and white coloured titles to the backstrip. Four short stories featuring the giant red cats from the planet Ungruwarkh, the male, Kreng and his telepathic mate, Prandra. Creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges, panels and either side of the backstrip. Reading crease to the backstrip. Tanning of the text book edges and panels. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 263, [3 – of which two are further titles from publishing house] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Short Stories; ISBN: 0425046311. ISBN/EAN: 9780425046319. Inventory No: 0129245. . 9780425046319 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .

$5.65

Australian Signpost; An Anthology, Edited for the Canberra Fellowship of Australian Writers by T. A. G. Hungerford
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Australian Signpost; An Anthology, Edited for the Canberra Fellowship of Australian Writers by T. A. G. Hungerford

By Hungerford, T. A. G. (Thomas Arthur Guy) – Editor

F. W. Cheshire, Melbourne, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover (Illustrated Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Foreword by editor, acknowledgements and biographical notes. Dark red coloured cloth covered boards with black coloured illustrations to the front panel and gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. As the title would suggest an anthology of short stories, and poetry, from around Australia. Contributors include: – Ethel Anderson, Sidney J. Baker, Rosemary Dobson, Eric C. Rolls, Nancy Keesing and D' Arcy Niland. Softening and rubbing of the backstrip edges with some bumping and rubbing to the book corners. Insect tracks can be seen on the book covers along with some rubbing. Faint sunning to the backstrip. Age toning of the textblock edges and pages with light foxing present to the textblock edges. Offset tanning to the end pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [5], VI - XI, [2], 2 - 308 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; Australia; Inventory No: 0129439. .

$7.92

Saturday Afternoon and Other Stories
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Saturday Afternoon and Other Stories

By Sidney, Neilma

F. W. Cheshire, Melbourne, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Alison Forbes. Dark gold coloured end pages. The text is illustrated with the occasional black-and-white drawing by Alison Forbes. Olive coloured boards with white coloured illustration to the boards and white coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by Alison Forbes, with pink and black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Seven short stories from this author celebrating the being of now in the moment, whether they be walking along the Yarra River on a Saturday afternoon or enjoying the sunrise in Florence. Softening and rubbing of the backstrip edges, rubbing of the top book corners and lower book edges. Tanning of the textblock edges and age toning of the pages. Chipping of the dustwrapper corners with rubbing of the backstrip edges. Sunning of the backstrip with rubbing of the book panels and some age toning of the fold over creases. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [6], 192, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Alison Forbes. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; Inventory No: 0129397. .

$9.33

From Sea to Sea and Other Sketches Vol. II; Letters of Travel (The Gordon Edition)
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From Sea to Sea and Other Sketches Vol. II; Letters of Travel (The Gordon Edition)

By Kipling, Rudyard

Gordon and Gotch (Australia), Limited, London, No date. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Green / brown coloured textured end pages. Brown textured cloth covered boards with embossed decoration to the front panel, with gilt elephant's head to the front panel along with the Hindu sign of good luck (looks like a reverse swastika); gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Gilt to the top text edge. The second volume of the author's travels, covering his travels in the American West coast, Salt Lake City and Chicago. He relates meeting Mark Twain – "as a moment to be remembered". Also included are some short stories – including The City of Dreadful Night. Softening and rubbing of the backstrip edges, book corners and lower book edges. Tanning of the text block edges and lighter tanning of the pages. A few foxing spots to the first few and last few pages of the book. Complete browning of the half title page. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [5], VI - IX, [4], 2 - 438, [2 – further titles from author] pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; Short Stories; Inventory No: 0129236. .

$12.44

From Sea to Sea and Other Sketches Vol. I; Letters of Travel (The Gordon Edition)
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From Sea to Sea and Other Sketches Vol. I; Letters of Travel (The Gordon Edition)

By Kipling, Rudyard

Gordon and Gotch (Australia), Limited, London, No date. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Green / brown coloured textured end pages. Brown textured cloth covered boards with embossed decoration to the front panel, with gilt elephant's head to the front panel along with the Hindu sign of good luck (looks like a reverse swastika); gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Gilt to the top text edge. The first volume of the author's travels, covering his travels in India, China, Japan and the first part of his travels in America. Softening and rubbing of the backstrip edges, book corners and lower book edges. Tanning of the text block edges and lighter tanning of the pages. A few foxing spots to the first few and last few pages of the book. Complete browning of the half title page. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [7], VIII - XIV, [3], 2 497, [3] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; Short Stories; Inventory No: 0129551. .

$12.44

War Crimes: Short Stories
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War Crimes: Short Stories

By Carey, Peter

University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, Queensland, 1981. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good Condition. acknowledgements. The second compilation of short stories by this author. Previous owner's name at the top of the first page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VIII, 284 pages, the last two pages blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories ; Fiction -- Australian; ISBN: 0702216496. ISBN/EAN: 9780702216497. Inventory No: 0282324. . 9780702216497

$7.92

Faces & Voices; Collected Stories
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Faces & Voices; Collected Stories

By Witting, Amy

Viking Australia, Sydney, 2000. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. the book is second-hand and shows some minor signs of handling, with slight darkening of the edges of the pages. This book presents the dazzling body of Amy Whitting's acclaimed short fiction written and published over the last 45 years. Size: Trade Paperback. XIV, 442 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; Australia; ISBN: 0670893005. ISBN/EAN: 9780670893003. Inventory No: 0282302. . 9780670893003

$12.44

Valley of the Sun; Frontier Stories
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Valley of the Sun; Frontier Stories

By L'Amour, Louis

Bantam Books, New York, 1995. First Edition. Hardcover (1/4 Cloth 3/4 Boards). Very Good Condition/Very Good. about Louis L'Amour. 1/4 red coloured backstrip with gilt coloured titles. 3/4 sand coloured boards. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with black and red coloured titles to the front panel and to the backstrip. Colour photograph of author to the rear panel. Nine short stories on the rip-roaring American West period of time. Softening and rubbing of the book corners and backstrip edges. Age toning of the text book edges and pages. Some faint foxing of the free front end page. A little creasing of the dustwrapper edges and rubbing of the panels. Full Number Line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [9], 2 - 181, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Short Stories; United States; 19th century; ISBN: 0553099620. ISBN/EAN: 9780553099621. Inventory No: 0129088. . 9780553099621

$15.55

Strange Highways

By Koontz, Dean

Headline, London, 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Lee Gibbons – Cover Art. Black coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Lee Gibbons, with gilt coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black and white photograph of author to the rear dustwrapper panel. A collection of 13 novelettes and short stories. The first story deals with the story of the book's title; of a young man who finds himself at the crossroads of a highway (that had no longer exists) exactly 20 years after he found himself at the same crossroads after becoming lost. After becoming life nothing in Joey's life ever was the same again, now, he was looking at the road not taken, and starts down the road not taken, and has to confront dark truths .... Softening to the backstrip edges with rubbing of the book corners. Browning of the textblock edges and patrons. Previous owner's name has been scrubbed out using 'whiteout', to the top edge of the free front end paper. The little chipping of the dustwrapper corners with creasing of the edges. Rubbing of the panels and there is a horizontal split to the full width of the backstrip 4 inches from the bottom edge. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [8], 3-537, [1] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Lee Gibbons – Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Horror; Short Stories; United States; ISBN: 074721333X. ISBN/EAN: 9780747213338. Inventory No: 0129146. . 9780747213338

$9.33

The Nightmare
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The Nightmare

By Forester, C. S

Michael Joseph, London, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. foreword by author. Khaki coloured cloth covered boards with black and red coloured titles to the backstrip. Plain text dustwrapper with black and red coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear dustwrapper panel. A series of short stories based around the Nazi regime during its tenure in Germany and in Europe. As he says in his foreword, page 8, "... Less than ten years ago people were dying by the hundred thousand at the word of one man, and that man not quite sane. It happened ten years ago; it seems quite certain that similar things are happening at this very moment in other countries where ruling gangs are established in power stop there is no purpose in studying history unless the lessons of the past are to influence policy in the present, and the present policy can only have a basis in the lessons of the past.". Softening and fading of the backstrip edges with bumping of the book corners. Fading of the backstrip and extreme book edges. Cocking of the spine; with age toning and faint foxing of the textblock edges. Offset tanning and faint foxing of the end pages. Minor chipping of the dustwrapper corners and top backstrip edge. Sunning of the backstrip and a little to the rear panel. Rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (6), 7-240 pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short stories; Inventory No: 0128936. .

$15.55

End of the Drive
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End of the Drive

By L'Amour, Louis

Bantam Books, New York, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover (1/4 Boards 3/4 Boards). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Afterword. 1/4 red coloured backstrip with gilt coloured titles. 3/4 red coloured boards. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with gilt coloured titles to the front panel and gold coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour photograph of author to the rear panel. Published after the author's death; eight short stories on the rip-roaring American West period of time. Minor rubbing of the backstrip corners and book corners. Age toning of the text block edges and panels. A hint of rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and panels. Full Number Line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [11], 2 - 257, [11] pages,. Deckled Front Edge (rough cut). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Short Stories; United States; 19th century; ISBN: 0553106481. ISBN/EAN: 9780553106480. Inventory No: 0129036. . 9780553106480

$12.44

The Complete Stories of Truman Capote
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The Complete Stories of Truman Capote

By Capote, Truman

Random House, New York, 2004. Reprint. Hardcover (1/4 Boards 3/4 Boards). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Introduction by Reynolds Price, biographical note and story credits. 1/4 dark purple coloured backstrip with gilt coloured titles. 3/4 blue / gray colour the boards. Photographic dustwrapper with white and orange coloured titles to the front panel and white and light purple coloured titles to the backstrip. Most people know Truman Capote for his outrageous lifestyle and two books – In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany's. But, " ... he was also the author of superb short tales that were elegant as they were heartfelt, as grotesque as they were compassionate. Now, on the occasion of what would have been his eightieth birthday, Random House presents the first collection that includes all of Capote's short fiction – a volume that confirms his status as one of the masters of this form." – from the front fold over panel blurb. Rubbing of the book edges with some age toning of the text block edges and pages. Dark red remainder mark to the lower text edge. Creasing of the dustwrapper edges and rubbing of the panels. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [4], V - XV, [3], 3 - 300, [4] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; United States; ISBN: 0679643109. ISBN/EAN: 9780679643104. Inventory No: 0128941. . 9780679643104

$18.66

Enid Blyton's Brer Rabbit Book (Number One)
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Enid Blyton's Brer Rabbit Book (Number One)

By Blyton, Enid

Latimer House Limited, London, 1956. Seventh Impression. Hardcover (Illustrated Boards). Good/Good. Illustrator: Grace Lodge . The text is illustrated with black-and-white drawings, some full-page, by Grace Lodge. Green coloured boards with small black-and-white illustration to the lower right-hand corner of the front panel; black coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, again by Grace Lodge, with dark red and brown coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. 27 short stories starring the author's mischievous Brer Rabbit and his friends. Softening and rubbing of the backstrip edges with bumping of the book corners. Some marks and rubs to the book panels and a few foxing spots are present to the top book edge. Light tanning and foxing of the textblock edges and pages. Offset tanning to the end pages with tape marks also present. Presentation plate to the free front end page, dated 1961. Chipping of the dustwrapper corners and a little to the backstrip edges. Some creasing and rubbing of the dustwrapper edges. Rubbing of the dustwrapper panels and their are some erosion marks to the rear spine gutter edge – please see photograph. Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover). Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Grace Lodge . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; Short Stories; Inventory No: 0129213. .

$12.44

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