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1 Ashley, Doris, Series Edited By Edric Vredenburg Children's Stories from Longfellow
London Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd Hardcover Good J. H. Bacon, Harold copping et al 
c. 1912. Contains 7 full page colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations within the text. Twelve stories that have been inspired and based upon Longfellow's poetry, including Hiawatha and The Golden Legend. Specific condition: Binding: Corners worn and edges rubbed; personal inscription on front fixed end paper; front and rear hinges cracked. Interior: no foxing, all pages in good condition, frontispiece plate is missing. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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2 Vredenburg, Capt. Edric - Edited By; Illustrated By Loius Wain In Nurseryland with Louis Wain
London & Paris Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd Hardcover Very Good Louis Wain 
Not dated, possibly 1911. Fully illustrated on every page by Louis Wain - full colour frontispiece and two colour [red - black, yellow - black, blue - black etc.] illustrations on all other pages. Full colour illustrations to upper and lower boards. 48 pp, selection of cat inspired stories. One of eight golden gift library series books. Corners worn, top / bottom of backstrip rubbed. Personal inscription on ffep. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 
Price: 310.00 GBP
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3 Vredenburg, Edric Jolly Companions - Pop-up
London - Paris - New York Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd 1896 Hardcover Very Good 
Contains two fabulous double page. three level. chromolithograph pop-ups. One pop-up is the scene 'Pleasures of Summer' which illustrates a country haymaking scene with lots of children in Victorian country dress. The other scene, 'Pleasures of Winter' has children skating and sledding and making a snowman. 16 pp [unpaginated]. 24.5x19 cm. Text and line illustrations in sepia. Blue / white floral endpapers. Corners rubbed. Front hinge cracked, rear starting but this only affects look of endpaper - everything holding strong. Crease to top of snowman and one dog lead replaced on winter scene. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 375.00 GBP
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4 Vredenburg, Edric; Bingham, Clifton et al; Illustrated By Louis Wain The Happy Family
London Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd Hardcover Good Louis Wain 
[1910] Hardback. 28x23 cm. 96 pp. 5 colour plates, black and white wood-cuts on most pages. Corners worn, top / bottom of backstrip bumped. Slight bowing of upper board. Ffep replacement with hand drawn copy of original. Occasional brown spots inside. Two of plates badly creased with some edge chips. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 
Price: 500.00 GBP
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5 Vredenburg, Edric - Illustrated By Louis Wain Tinker, Tailor
London, Paris, Berlin, New York, Montreal Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good Louis Wain 
[1914] Contains 12 strongly coloured plates and black and white wood-cuts on the majority of the text pages. The book starts with the telling of the tinker, tailor nursery rhyme and then each of the subsequent chapters tells a story about one of the professions named in the rhyme. The profuse illustrations are really Wain at his best and it is good to have so many colour plates in one volume. Cloth backed brown boards, there are small black and white vignettes of the cats 'professions' to the upper board, together with a colour illustration paste down. Black lettering to the backstrip. Illustrated front and rear end papers. 136 pp plus 4 pages of adverts for other Tuck books [the last being Mabel Lucie Attwell's Alice in Wonderland, published in 1910]. Corners worn; top/tail of backstrip bumped. The binding has been re-set, retaining all original papers etc. Internally there is the occasional finger mark. The outer edge of the white border of two plates is quite grubby, one with two short closed tears, protected on the reverse with archival tape, and one with creases and pale blue pencil marks on the reverse. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 700.00 GBP
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