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Title:Chickabiddies' Annual; Pretty Pictures, Rippling Rhymes, Taking Tales
Price:AUD$108.00 (about USD$71.90)
Item ID:SB00-0105834
Publisher:Little Dots, London
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Dust Jacket:No
Little Dots, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Unstated, Illustrated By: Various

1.05 kg.; not paginated Illustrated frontispiece by Harry Rowntree, the frontispiece is in duo tones. The text is illustrated with numerous black and white illustrations by various artists, including the aforementioned Harry Rowntree, May Smith, Ruth Cobb and Vera Jay, plus others. Red cloth spine with black titles. Coloured illustrated front panel, showing two young children [ approximately 18 months old ), with one of the youngsters holding a toy lamb, against a yellow background with red titles. On the back panel is an advertisement for the chocolate milk drink ' Ovaltine '. Bumping and rubbing to the head and to the heel of the back strip and to the book corners, the corners of the book have underlying board visible. Shelf wear is noticeable to all edges of the book. The top half of the spine has been in contact with moisture which has caused fading and white moisture marks. A small area on the lower back strip edge has also suffered the same fate. On the rear top edge of the book some bleeding of the back strip colour has occurred. The book panels have become slightly soiled, rubbed and faded. Browning and foxing to the text block edges. Offset tanning, browning and very faint foxing to the endpapers. Internally the pages are very lightly browned and scattered foxing throughout. The spine has cracked in three separate sections of the book, difficult to give exact positioning, as the book as previously noted, is not paginated, but no pages are loose and the binding is surprisingly tight. No publishing data is obvious but given the dress of the children and the illustrations late 1920s. The first publication in the series of this particular annuals was in 1927. A children's Annual for the very young. Rhymes, stories to be read, and some rather wonderful pictures to look at. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Children; Illustrated -- Childrens Books; Inventory No: 0105834.
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