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    Six Faber & Faber Limited Books, including: Henry [William] Williamson. The Star-Born. With an Introduction by Henry Williamson. And Wood-Engravings by C. F. Tunnicliffe. London: Faber & Faber Limited, [1933]. First published in May 1933. Octavo. 235 pages. Several full page illustrations by C. F. Tunnicliffe. Publisher's emerald green cloth covers with the spine lettered in gilt. Cream dust jacket with lettering in red and black, and with a central illustration in black, gray, and white. Some rubbing to the covers, slight darkening to the edges of the covers and spine, rubbing to the jacket, sunned jacket spine, very tiny closed tears to the top edge of the jacket. Altogether a very good copy. Henry William Williamson (1895 - 1977) was the English author of this self proclaimed "celestial fantasy." His most well known book, Tarka and Otter, won the Hawthornden Prize in 1927. [and:] Henry [William] Williamson. The Star-Born. With an Introduction by Henry Williamson. And Drawings by M. E. Eldridge. London: Faber & Faber Limited, [1948]. This edition published in 1948. Octavo. 202 pages. Several illustrations throughout the text by M. E. Eldridge. Publisher's lavender cloth covers with the spine lettered in silver. Light blue dust jacket with a small illustration in red on the front. Very minor fading to the spine, slightly rubbed jacket, slightly sunned jacket spine, some discolored spotting to the jacket spine, price clipped, very small stain on the jacket back, some small closed tears and wrinkling to the jacket edges, small pencil notation on the front free endpaper. Altogether a very good copy. A new and revised edition of this work which was included in The Flax of Dream, which included The Beautiful Years, Dandelion Days, and The Pathway. [and:] Bruce Peril. Rocket to the Moon: A Story for Boys. With Illustrations by Steven Spurrier. London: Faber and Faber, [1946]. First published in 1946. Octavo. 220 pages. Several illustrations throughout the text, including the frontispiece. Publisher's dark blue cloth covers with the spine lettered in gilt. Illustrated thin dust jacket. Some bumping to the corners, top of the front cover is slightly bowed, some rubbing to the jacket, slightly discolored jacket spine, small tear to the fore-edge of the jacket front, some wrinkling and tiny closed tears to the jacket edges. Altogether a very good copy. Bruce Peril presents this highly adventurous novel centered upon a group of scientists who are challenged by an international gang to release the secret formula for a highly potent and desired rocket fuel. [and:] Paul Bourquin. Beltane Fires. London: Faber and Faber, [1964]. First published in 1964. Octavo. 224 pages. Publisher's maroon cloth covers with the spine lettered in gilt. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Richard Kennedy. Some rubbing to the jacket. Altogether a near fine copy. Paul Bourquin's second novel is set in the Medieval period, and focuses upon a Spanish fisherman who joins the Spanish Armada, but after defeat at the hands of the English and a torrential storm, he was destined to doom along the shores of Ireland, and yet his will and adventurous spirit allowed for his survival. [and:] Valentine Dobree. The Emperor's Tigers. London: Faber & Faber, [1929]. First Published in 1929. Octavo. 159 pages. Publisher's green cloth covers with the spine lettered in gilt. Illustrated dust jacket. Illustrated endpapers. Top edge stained dark red. Booksellers' tickets affixed to the front pastedown endpaper and rear pastedown endpaper. Very minor discoloration to the spine, some rubbing to the jacket, very slightly discolored jacket spine, some closed tears to the jacket edges, previous owner's inscription on the verso of the front free endpaper, small notation on the recto of the rear free endpaper. Altogether a very good copy. Valentine Dobree's allegorical work about the Emperor's Tigers cloistered away in the private garden of Transmappamondia. [and:] Stephen Gilbert. Monkeyface. London: Faber and Faber, [1948]. First published in 1948. Octavo. 252 pages. Publisher's red cloth covers with the spine lettered in gilt. Orange and cream dust jacket. Some minor bumping to the corners, very minor rubbing to the jacket, slight discoloration to the jacket spine, light foxing to the jacket, some spotting to the top and fore-edge of the pages, small pencil notation on the front inner jacket flap. Altogether a very good copy. A curious ape that begins to speak is the center of this intriguing novel by author Stephen Gilbert. With the speaking ape, the author is given a platform to examine a mind in development.

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