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Oldham, England: Incline Press, 2009. Paperback. "U unwillingness, slowness to learn. V is the vomitting the great fish is forced to make our hero change and turn, if only stumblingly, mind not yet open. W's the whale and the gobbling worm. X is exposure to why, Yahweh. Z is the zeal that makes Yahweh squirm" (last page). A chapbook issued to celebrate The Books of Jonah, the summer exhibition at Chetham's Library in Long Millgate, Manchester. Letterpress printed with metal type and illustrated with wood cuts printed in various colors. Bound in marbled paper wrappers with yellow title label to front cover. Clean and bright. Size: 4.5 x 3.5 inches. [8 pages] PRI/120518. Fine.
Octopus Books Limited in association with Edgeworth Press, 1979. Hardcover. Oblong quarto. Fine in grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine interior with illustrations on every page. Very good illustrated dust jacket with grey spine panel and black title to spine. A few short closed tears to edges of jacket. A is for Arbour, U is for Umbrella Seat, Z is for Zoological Garden, etc. Unpaginated. CHILD/103009. Fine in very good jacket.
Paris: L'Adventurine, (2000). Paperback. Very good in dark grey illustrated wrappers with light green title to spine. Laminate is peeling slightly along bottom edge of front wrapper. Light rubbing to covers. Pristine interior featuring examples from eight centuries of ornamental lettering. 379 pages. BOB/102209. Fine.
New York: McLoughlin Bros, 1884. Softcover. A cloth book printed on linen with full color covers. The interior is printed in red and black with an illustration for each letter. A few pencil markings to covers and an inscription in pen to the top edge of the first page. Soiling to most pages, creasing to corners and to some pages, and minor fraying to edges. Still a charming ABC book. Measures about 5.5 inches tall by 4 inches wide. Unpaginated. [12 pages.] CHILD/081816. Very Good.