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222. PICKERING, H.G. Angling of the Test, or True Love Under Stress; being a diurnal postulation of problems of connubial infelicity which will bring no comfort to any married male angler. new York: Derrydale Press. 1936


£650


8vo. original black cloth with gilt lettering to upper, in original glassine wrapper, in custom-made quarter black morocco slipcase with gilt lettering to spine; pp. 25, lithographed title page, 7 plates; fine.


no. 222 of limited edition of 297. Written in a style reminiscent of izaak Walton, this is a very funny account of the author’s efforts to balance his fishing activities with a happy marriage. in diary form he leads us through his daily arguments with his wife and the delicate negotiations that he is forced to perform. his wife usually gets the better of him. nevertheless, there is still time for fishing, and for fishing anecdotes, mostly set on the rivers Test and Kennet.


RARE hAnDcoLoURED JUvEniLE


223. [POCHOIR HANDCOLOURING]. TAUPENOT, M.J. (author and illustrator). Lusotte et les histoires qu’on lui raconte. Paris; A La Belle Édition. 1917.


£498


Folio. original white pictorial card covers with handcoloured vignette to upper panel, edges uncut; pp. [46], printed throughout on fine laid paper; with a host of text illustrations, all neatly handcoloured, alongside 10 tipped-in full-page plates, again carefully and brightly handcoloured by the pochoir method; a wonderful copy of a delicate production with surface chipping to spine ends, some light dusting and soiling to covers and a couple of chips and tears to the fore-edge of the upper cover; internally very clean and fresh with occasional offset toning and a couple of small splash marks to fore-edge margin of one plate; very scarce indeed.


First edition, numbered and limited. one of a total number of 1061


copies, of which this is one of 1,000 printed on papier vergé. A fantasy tale, presumably inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, of a young girl who slips and falls into a pond while running away to escape her mother’s punishment, disappearing down beneath the waters where she encounters a host of surprising creatures. Only 1 copy listed on KVK (internationale Jugendbibliothek München). no copies appearing on Copac or OCLC/WorldCat.


224. POLLARD, H.B.C. & Phillis BARCLAY-SMITH. British and American Game-Birds. With a chapter on Shooting in America by Eugene v. connett. Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1945.


£60


Royal 4to. original cloth and wrapper; x + pp. 48, with 20 coloured plates of game-birds by Philip Rickman; previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown, a little sunning to wrapper, very good.


First edition. This is a book printed as a celebration of wildfowl. As the author puts it in his introduction: “if you have a lake, or even a good sized pond, it is much easier to breed wildfowl than is usually realised, and it is not a hobby which need clash with your demand for shooting.”


225. [POP-UP]. GIRAUD, S. Louis (editor). Bookano Stories. no. 4. With pictures that spring up in model form. London; Strand Publications. [1932].


£188


4to. original pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers; pp. [68], printed throughout on card; with illustrations in line throughout and 5 dramatic, and coloured, double-page pop-up scenes; with one faint vertical crease to spine, light abrasion to lower edges of boards and upper joint, and a tiny patch of superficial wear (4mm) to base of spine; internally fine and immaculate.


First edition. The pop-ups consist of a forest scene featuring the Greek god Pan; a fairy-tale castle from The Arabian nights; a spotted dog; a caveman and tortoise; and a festive scene with Santa claus and a christmas tree.


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