Beautiful, colored pictorial board cover--same image as jacket--shows a green-and-red clad elf and a small boy, each seated in leaves and flying through the sky. Spine is blue cloth and back cover is plain brown board. Decorative end paper depicts a two-headed dragon, a fairy, two mermaids, a wizard and two boys all waving to the boy and the elf (same characters as the cover illustration, now hovering in the air on dragonflies) from shore with a ship out to sea on the horizon. Includes seven brightly colored plates and thirteen black-and-white full-page illustrations, pages clean and unmarked but for previous owner's inscription on end paper. Strong binding, spine slightly cocked, faded on the top and bottom edge, foxed pages. Jacket is mostly intact, not price-clipped, and protected from further damage by a clear mylar covering. Unfortunately a 2 1/2" by 1" piece has been torn off the lower left-hand front of dust jacket, and slightly less from the spine, cover is creased, soiled and lightly foxed with several small tears around edges repaired with tape on on the blank side. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Publisher: Ward Lock
Binding: Hard Cover
Illustrator: Tarrant, Margaret W.
Book Condition: Good
Edition: Presumed First Edition, No Date (30's?).
Book Description Ward Lock and Co. Ltd., 1111. Condition: Fair. 112 pages. No dust jacket. Illustrated boards with navy lettering. Illustrated by Margaret W. Tarrant. B&W and colour illustrations throughout. Noticeable tanning to endpapers and page edges. Previous owner's inscription on half title page. Previous owners drawings to front endpaper & back of some plates. Both hinges partly cracked. Some internal hinge cracks. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Visible sunning to spine. Noticeable soiling and few other marks all over boards, with creasing to front. Seller Inventory # 1485437720RF
Book Description Ward Lock. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 112 pages, pictorial cover, no date, Illust by Margaret W. Tarrant, 1st Plate loose. Seller Inventory # 012525
Book Description Ward Lock, London. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Margaret Tarrant (illustrator). Beautiful illustrations by Margaret Tarrant. Book is in good condition, cloth spine with paste-on cover. Cover has stains (see photo) and worn edges and cover. Interior clean and solid. Seller Inventory # 7871
Book Description Ward Lock & Co. Limited, London and Melborne. Illustrated Boards. Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Illustrations By Margaret W. Tarrant (illustrator). Color paper label illustrations over boards with cloth spine. front cover illustrations depicts boy and elf flying on leaves over water. Spine is faded and slightly worn. corners of binding are rubbed. 8 full page color illustrations plus numerous B/W Vinetts and illustrations. Illustrated end papers. Ink gift inscription on back of frontispiece "To Stuart, with love from Maureen April 1954" Contents clean bright and sound. Seller Inventory # 051503
Book Description London. Ward Lock & Co. Limited. Undated circa 's, 1930. Presume 1st Edition .Rare. VG. HB. Pictorial board cover to front, plain brown to back, title Blue. Spine Lt. Grey cloth bound, with blue horiz title. Front cover depicts a colourful elf and a small boy, each floating in clouds, seated in leaves. Front end papers green on cream, everything for a child's imagination, a two-headed dragon, pirates, a wizard, a fairy, two mermaids, all waving to the boy and the elf who are flying in to the island seated on dragonflies. Design is repeated on rear end papers. All preliminary papers are clean, no foxing, no inscription. 16cm x 21cm tall. 112pp. WH, very clean. Frontis. Colour plate, small boy seated under large tree with elf on his knee and dragonfly nearby. Illus. six colour plates and numerous b/w plates and drawings, two b/w plates have been very neatly coloured by a child, using appropriate coloured crayons. A delightul book, very bright, clean, and tight. Seller Inventory # 3687