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104. [FAIRY TALE]. MURRAY, C.O. mustard and cress; Their Surprising Adventures And The Downfall of Burdock. London, Seeley, Jackson and Halliday. [1879].


£98


Large 8vo. Sometime finely bound in sprinkled tan calf over marbled boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt with red leather lettering-label, top edge gilt, original pictorial paper cover laid down on inner lower board; pp. [ii], 3-48; illustrated throughout with vignettes in blue and 24 full- page coloured plates featuring elves and fairies; externally fine, internally with some minor signs of handling, and light thumbing.


First and, apparently, sole edition.


105. [FAIRY TALES]. BROOKE, Leslie (illustrator). The house in The Wood And other Fairy Tales. London; Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd. 1932.


£88


Royal 8vo. original turquoise cloth panelled and blocked in black with onlaid pictorial plate to upper cover, pictorial endpapers, preserved in white pictorial dustwrapper with a different design; pp. [v] + 89; with coloured frontispiece and 7 other fine coloured plates together with line drawings throughout; a fine and immaculate copy protected by an equally fine, and unclipped, dustwrapper (5/-) with just a trace of light dusting to lower panel and one 12mm closed tear to lower flap.


Early edition, first issued in 1909. An attractive collection of ten fairy tales including: “Snow-White and Rose Red” and “The Bremen Town musicians”.


106. FALKUS, Hugh. Sea-Trout Fishing: A Guide to Success. H.F. & G. Witherby. 1971.


£40


8vo. original cloth and wrapper; pp. x + 185, 8 b&w photographic plates, text illustrations; wrapper a little scuffed with small burnmark to rear, otherwise very good, especially internally.


Second edition. A modern classic based on close observation and great experience.


107. FAULKS, Sebastian. Birdsong. London. Hutchinson, 1993. £350


8vo. original green boards, spine lettered in silver with dustwrapper, a very good copy


First edition. Birdsong, Faulks’ fourth novel (and the second in the loosely-connected ‘French Trilogy’), is set in France before and during World War i, and has become one of the most highly-regarded British novels of recent years.


108. FAULKS, Sebastian. charlotte Grey. Hutchinson, 1998 £48 8vo., in original boards, in unclipped dust-jacket; a very good copy. First edition, signed by the author.


hUnTinG in TiBET AnD WESTERn chinA BY BRooKE— BELiEvED To BE ThE FiRST EnGLiShmAn To mEET ThE 13Th DALAi LAmA— mEARES, AnD FERGUSSon


109. FERGUSSON, W.N. Adventure, Sport and Travel on the Tibetan Steppes. London: Constable and Company Limited, 1911.


£895


8vo (238 x 160mm). original green pictorial cloth, with mountain scenery and caravan of yaks blocked on upper board, spine lettered in gilt and blocked with design in colours, top edges green, others uncut; pp. xvi, 343, [1 (imprint)]; photogravure portrait frontispiece by Lambert, Weston & Son retaining tissue guard, 27 half-tone plates, illustrations in the text, 2 folding colour-printed maps after Fergusson, and Fergusson and J.W. Brooke; extremities very lightly rubbed and bumped, occasional, very light spotting, nonetheless a very good, bright copy in the original cloth;


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