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Bridie, James:
The Perilous Adventures of Sir Bingo Walker of Alpaca Square.

London: Constable, 1931. First edition. 224pp, with numerous drawings by Gilbert Rumbold. Comic period piece. Contents clean and unmarked. Rebacked at some time with new endpapers and green cloth spine, and retaining the original pictorial boards, showing a knight on a prancing horse: these are bright, with a little minor soiling, and a few scuffs to the edges. VG.

Price: 24.00


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Edward G.W. Wood, compiled by:
Scout Smiles. A miscellany of mild mockery by Scout and other cartoonists.

London: The Boy Scouts Association, 1950. First edition. 124pp: cartoons: with an introduction, and notes about several of the cartoonists represented. Small 1952 gift inscription to front free endpaper. Minimal foxing to endpapers, contents otherwise very clean. In the original green cloth-textured binding titled in black, clean, bright and firm, spine ends puckered. In the protected unclipped black pictorial jacket, slightly foxed, with soiling to the plain rear panel, slight fraying to head of the spine, and two closed tears to the top of the front panel. Very Good+ in very good dust-jacket.

Price: 30.00


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[Carl Giles]:
Giles Sunday Express & Daily Express Cartoons: Fifth Series [aka Giles #5 / Five]. ('Baby Show' cover).

London: A Daily Express Publication, [1951]. Original printing. Unpaginated. A very clean copy with complete spine. One small corner crease to the back cover and a 2mm chip to the top of the fore-edge of the front. Very light scuffs to edges and neat internal repair to top of front hinge. Pages very clean with faint handling bend to foredge. A very nice copy. Very Good+.

Price: 120.00


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Caryl Brahms and S.J. Simon:
Envoy on Excursion.

London: Michael Joseph, 1954. First printing of this edition. A very fresh copy in dustwrapper. 206pp. Contents fresh and clean. Slight browning to endpapers, and slight foxing to first few pages and to closed fore-edges. In original red cloth-textured binding with spine lettered in gilt: very sharp, bright and clean. In the protected unclipped pale green dustwrapper: clean and bright, spine slightly faded, back panel faintly soiled. Near-Fine in VG dust-jacket.

Price: 20.00


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Humphries, Barry:
Handling Edna: The Unauthorised Biography.

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2010. First edition, first printing. (xii), 339pp, illustrated with photographs. Contents fresh and unmarked, appears unread. In the original purple cloth-textured binding titled in silver, clean, bright and firm, corners sharp, with very slight compression of the spine ends. In the spectacular protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, bright and clean, with a slight crease at the top of the back panel. Lovely copy. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: 28.00


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