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throughout; a very fresh copy, both externally and internally, protected by an unusually clean, price-clipped, dustwrapper with just a hint of light rubbing, mild abrasion to spine extremities and corner tips, and a little browning confined to the reverse..


First edition. number 14 in Reverend Awdry’s Railway Series.


24. [“B.B.”] WATKINS-PITCHFORD, Denys (author and illustrator). Down The Bright Stream. London, Eyre and Spottiswoode. [1948].


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21. AURELIUS ANTONINUS, Marcus. [meditations]. Arthur Humphreys. 1896.


£498


4to., sometime bound for hatchards in half gilt ruled brown morocco, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine slightly sunned otherwise a very good copy.


A handsomely printed and bound copy. From the library of charles hamilton, the creator of Billy Bunter under the pseudonym Frank Richards, with his ownership signature. “hamilton attended various church and private day schools in the west London area and acquired a good knowledge of Latin and French, along with an enduring passion for the classics.” (oDnB).


22. AWDRY, The Rev. W. (author). Railway map of the island of Sodor: Where Thomas The Tank Engine and his friends have their Adventures. London; Edmund Ward (Publishers), Ltd. 1958. £228


Large folding map (557 x 291mm), laid down on linen as issued, and contained within a pictorial card cover; illustrated in full and delightful auto-lithographic colour with pictorial border depicting the various train characters; a very nice copy with some relatively minor signs of use including one barely noticeable closed tear (26mm) to top edge, now expertly repaired, and some rubbing and wear to spine fold, tiny creasing to corners, and a couple of very small scuffs to upper cover; with printed price of 2s 6d to inner upper cover.


First edition. The Reverend Awdry created an imaginary island called Sodor on which to situate his famous railway system. he located this island between the isle of man and the north West coast of England, with connections to the mainland. The map contains an elaborate set of references to locate the adventures he describes in his books.


23. AWDRY, The Rev. W.


(illustrator). The Little old Engine. London; Edmund Ward (Publishers) Limited. 1959.


Landscape small 8vo. original pale yellow grained cloth with a small vignette and lettering in brown to upper board, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [ii], 3-62 + [ii]; with a host of coloured plates


(author). John T. KENNEY £138


Large square 8vo. original turquoise cloth lettered in gilt to spine, preserved in original pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [iv] + 200; with 16 beautiful full colour plates together with engraved chapter-headings and pictorial initials; an unusually fresh copywith only one light, and almost insignificant, patch of fading to lower cover; internally crisp and fresh with only a couple of marks to inner margins; the scarce, unclipped, dustwrapper in an uncommonly good state of preservation with a trace of light dusting, minor fraying to head of spine, one tiny scuffed tear to centre of spine, and a few other very short (maximum 12mm) closed tears to edges.


First edition.


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