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WHO'S WHO IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS: A TREASURY OF THE FAMILIAR CHARACTERS OF CHILDHOOD., Fisher, Margery.
1 Fisher, Margery. WHO'S WHO IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS: A TREASURY OF THE FAMILIAR CHARACTERS OF CHILDHOOD.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1975 0030150914 / 9780030150913 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Various. 
399 pp, 10" H. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated throughout with b&w drawings and colour plates. "Who does not have vivid memories of characters from the books of childhood? Alice in Wonderland, Brer Rabbit, Dr Dolittle, Paddington Bear, the Railway Children, Winnie the Pooh, Tom Sawyer - the list is endless. Many names are so familiar - favourites from generation to generation - that they need no repeating; others are half forgotten; some may be almost unknown. This book is for everyone who wishes to recapture those memories and to find fresh inspiration for reading. It is a personal collection of characters from the world of children's fiction, by an author widely known and respected for her extensive knowledge on the subject. Entries include not only human characters but humanized or personalized animals, toys and vehicles, fairy and folk tale characters. The distinctive qualities of each are evoked in the writing - their appearance, mannerisms, speech, details of background, their role within the story - so that the reader recaptures or is introduced to the essential personality of the character concerned. From Margery Fisher's pertinent critical comments one is given an indication of the quality and status of the book in question. Approximately 400 illustrations accompany the text, showing not only the well-known representations of the characters, but title pages, authors' photographs, and scenes from film treatments. This is an invaluable treasury in which to look up characters from children's books, trace where they appeared, find their authors and first publication dates. It will inspire enthusiasm to read books not previously known and can be read by anyone for pure enjoyment." Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's name and date on half-title page. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NOVELS BY EMINENT HANDS. (GEORGE DE BARNWELL; CODLINGSBY; LORDS & LIVERIES; BARBAZURE; PHIL. FOGARTY; CRINOLINE; STARS AND STRIPES; PLAN FOR A PRIZE NOVEL; MR AND MRS FRANK BERRY; DENNIS HAGGARTY'S WIFE; RAVENSWING; TREMENDOUS ADVENTURES OF MAJOR GAHAGAN), Thackeray, W.M.
2 Thackeray, W.M. NOVELS BY EMINENT HANDS. (GEORGE DE BARNWELL; CODLINGSBY; LORDS & LIVERIES; BARBAZURE; PHIL. FOGARTY; CRINOLINE; STARS AND STRIPES; PLAN FOR A PRIZE NOVEL; MR AND MRS FRANK BERRY; DENNIS HAGGARTY'S WIFE; RAVENSWING; TREMENDOUS ADVENTURES OF MAJOR GAHAGAN)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good Victor Prout. 
388 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. Contents: Novels by Eminent Hands (George de Barnwell / Codlingsby / Lords and Liveries / Barbazure / Phil. Fogarty / Crinoline / The Stars and Stripes / A Plan for a Prize Novel); Men's Wives (Mr and Mrs Frank Berry / Dennis Haggarty's Wife / The Ravenswing); The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan. Very light browning to pages, light edge wear, some very light small rub marks on front cover, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. Slipcase has very light edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE VIRGINIANS.  (SEQUEL TO "HENRY ESMOND".), Thackeray, W.M.  (William Makepeace Thackeray.)
3 Thackeray, W.M. (William Makepeace Thackeray.) THE VIRGINIANS. (SEQUEL TO "HENRY ESMOND".)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Good+ Harold Piffard. 
890 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. In this sequel to "Henry Esmond", Henry's twin grandsons find themselves on opposing sides of the American War of Independence. Light separation between two page gatherings at pages 256/257 - pages holding firmly, very small crease at top corner of pages 1 to 25, minor rubbing on coloured endpapers, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear, slight fading to spine colour, three faint creases down spine. Slipcase has light to moderate edge wear - heavier at corners, some small splits at edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
VANITY FAIR.  2 VOLUMES IN 1 BOOK., Thackeray, W.M.  (William Makepeace Thackeray.)
4 Thackeray, W.M. (William Makepeace Thackeray.) VANITY FAIR. 2 VOLUMES IN 1 BOOK.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good- 
381 pp + 384 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H) - 2 volumes bound in 1. Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** A tale of wealth & poverty, love & deception, the upper classes & social climbers, set at the time of the Battle of Waterloo - this book brought the unforgettable Becky Sharp to the world of literature. Light wrinkling at top of half-title page, light edge wear - moderate at corners, two tiny light stains on fore-edge of text block, faint crease down spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 


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