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263. TOWNEND, Jack (author and illustrator). A Railway ABc. London; Faber And Faber. [1942].


£198


Small landscape 8vo. original pictorial boards, decorated endpapers, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; [56]; with black and white pictorial title-page and attractive lithographs throughout printed alternately in full colour and monochrome; a fine copy protected by the elusive, and unclipped, pictorial dustwrapper (4/6) which has a couple of closed and jagged tears to head of spine (now neatly repaired to the reverse) and a little nicking to heel but is otherwise crisp, clean, and unworn; scarce, especially in the dustwrapper.


First edition. A charming rhyming alphabet on the theme of the railway: “A for All clear as the signal goes down; B for the Buffers that sit there and frown..”


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261. THOMSON, Molly B. (arranger and illustrator). Fun in The Frozen north. London; Collins Clear Type Press. A “Kiddie Kut” Book. circa 1948.


£38


Small 4to. Shaped book in original pictorial card covers, stapled as issued; pp. [20], including self-wraps; illustrated throughout in full-bleed colour on irregularly shaped leaves with die-cut windows; a very clean copy with a crack to bottom corner of lower cover.


First edition illustrated thus. SiGnED BY ThE AUThoR


262. THUBRON, Colin. in Siberia. London: Biddles Limited for Chatto & Windus, 1999.


£45


8vo (232 x 152mm). original blue boards, lettered in silver on the spine, map endpapers, original dustwrapper, retaining price; pp. [10 (half-title, works by Thubron on verso, title, publication details on verso, dedication, blank, contents, verso blank, fly-title, verso blank)], 287, [7 (blanks)]; dustwrapper very slightly creased and rubbed at edges, otherwise a very good copy, in an unclipped dustwrapper.


First edition. Signed by the author ‘colin Thubron’ on the title above his scored-through name. Thubron’s account of his 15,000-mile journey through Siberia: ‘Up the great Yenisei river to the Arctic, into the mountains abutting mongolia, eastward to the Amur, the Pacific and the abandoned Gulags of Kolyma, he journeyed by train, river and truck among the people most damaged by the collapse of communism and the breakup of the Soviet Union. he travelled among animists, radical christian sects, reactionary communists and the remnants of a so-called Jewish state; from the site of the last czar’s murder and Rasputin’s village, to the ice-bound graves of ancient Scythians, to Baikal, deepest and oldest of the world’s lakes’ (blurb). This is the issue printed by Biddles Limited with the endpaper maps printed on light blue/grey stock (as opposed to the issue printed by creative Print and Design, with the maps printed on white stock).


inScRiBED BY LABoUREUR To GEoRGES BARBiER


264. TOYE, Nina & A.H. ADAIR. Petits et Grands verres. choix des meilleurs cocktails Recueillis par nina Toye & A.h. Adair et mis en Francais par Ph Le huby. Paris. Au Sans Pareil. [1927]. £998


8vo., original card wrappers with a design by Laboureur in colour on upper wrapper. With decorations by Laboureur. A little rubbing to edges of wrappers, otherwise a very good, partly unopened copy.


First edition. inscribed by the Laboureur to fellow artist Georges Barbier “a Georges Barbier pour partir en vacances ce souvenir refraichissant. J. Laboureur Juin 1927”. From the cookery collection of B noby with his ink stamp on title-page.


265. VAN SANDWYK, Charles (author and illustrator). canadian content.north Vancouver; Charles Van Sandwyk Fine Arts. 2009. £128


Large 8vo. original burgundy card covers, elaborately panelled and decorated in gilt to upper cover, pictorial goose endpapers printed in brown and gilt; pp. [24]; printed throughout on variously coloured card, including fine linen-textured handmade stock; beautifully illustrated with 12 exquisite coloured plates (including one double-page) and other highly detailed illustrations printed in sepia line to compliment the printed script; including a tipped-in introduction to the book fashioned as a Registered Airmail Letter and presented as the frontispiece; a fine copy.


First edition. This copy is signed in ink by Charles Van Sandwyk. A celebration of the natural wildlife of canada, printed at the artist’s own private press in north vancouver.


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