Full Set Of First Editions Of The Paddington Bear Books With A Signed Photograph And A Signed First Day Cover
Bond, Michael Illustrated By Fortnum, Peggy
Availability: In stock
Published by Collins, London, UK. Date: 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1974, 1979. All first editions. Size: 14.5cm x 20.7cm. pp. 128, 128, 128, 126, 128, 128, 128, 126, 127, 125, 126. Original cloth, dustwrappers. Book 1: Binding bright and clean with only very minor fading to the head and tail of the spine (where the dustwrapper is chipped) and occasional light foxing, else a very good, tight, clean copy in very good, nicked, chipped and rubbed, price-clipped, unrestored dustwrapper which has neat archive tape repairs to the reverse of the spine and front panel and minor foxing. Book 2: Endpapers slightly foxed else a very good plus, tight, clean copy in very good, slightly nicked, chipped, faded and rubbed dustwrapper which is very slightly foxed. Dustwrapper priced 8s 6d. Book 3: Near fine in very good, slightly nicked, chipped rubbed and dustwrapper which has a closed tear to the base of the front panel. Book 4: Neat and small bookseller’s stamp (from Hong Kong) to the top left of the front free endpaper else a very good plus, tight, clean copy in very good, slightly spine-faded, nicked and rubbed dustwrapper which has been price-clipped. Book 5: Very good plus in very good plus, very slightly spine-faded, creased and rubbed dustwrapper which has been price-clipped. Book 6: Very slightly faded to the spine else a very good plus, tight, clean copy in very good plus, price-clipped dustwrapper which is a little foxing to the reverse and has a small cross to the bottom left of the front panel. Book 7: Near fine in very good plus dustwrapper which is slightly marked and has archive tape to the head and tail of the spine to the reverse. Dustwrapper priced 10s 6d. Book 8: A near fine copy which has a neat ink name but is bright clean in near fine, very slightly rubbed, bright, clean dustwrapper which is priced 10s 6d. Book 9: Near fine in very good, slightly nicked and rubbed, price-clipped dustwrapper which has a little colouring to the base of the spine. Book 10: Browning to the pages due to the paper stock. At least very good in very good indeed dustwrapper which is slightly creased and has a couple of short closed tears to the base of the spine and the front panel. Book 11: Near fine in near fine, slightly sunned dustwrapper. Photograph is in fine condition and signed ‘To Lisa Parben (?), With all good wishes, Michael Bond’. The first day cover is in fine condition and is signed ‘Best Wishes, Michael Bond’ next to the Paddington stamp. All in original condition with no restoration whatsoever. Scarce in any form and in very good condition indeed.