Full Set Of The Paddington Bear Books With A Signed Letter

Bond, Michael Illustrated By Fortnum, Peggy

A Bear Called Paddington, More About Paddington, Paddington Helps Out, Paddington Abroad, Paddington At Large, Paddington Marches On, Paddington At Work, Paddington Goes To Town, Paddington Takes The Air, Paddington On Top, Paddington Takes The Test With A Fine Typed Letter Signed And A Printed Photograph Signed By Michael Bond


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Published by Collins, London, UK. Date: 1968, 1964, 1963, 1966, 1964, 1967, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1979. All reprint editions apart from book 10 and 11 which are 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: Neat repair to a short tear on the rear blank endpaper else a very good plus, tight, clean copy in very good plus, slightly nicked and rubbed, unfaded dustwrapper which has a few minor tape marks to the reverse. Book 2: Endpapers slightly foxed else a very good plus, tight, clean copy in very good plus, slightly nicked and rubbed dustwrapper which is slightly foxed and has a small amount of scuffing to the rear panel. Book 3: Near fine in very near fine, slightly rubbed, bright, clean dustwrapper. Book 4: Near fine in near fine, slightly creased and and rubbed dustwrapper which has a very small amount of loss to the rear panel but has none of the usual fading to the spine. Book 5: Near fine in very good plus, slightly spine-faded, creased and rubbed dustwrapper. Book 6: Near fine in near fine, slightly rubbed but bright and clean dustwrapper. Book 7: Near fine in very good dustwrapper which is a little foxed, with a small amount of rubbing and wear to the edges and a one-inch closed tear to the front panel but is nice and bright to the spine. Book 8: Near fine in near fine, bright clean dustwrapper which has a short closed tear to the base of the rear panel. Book 9: Near fine in near fine, bright, clean, unfaded dustwrapper. 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 top of the front panel. Book 11: Near fine in near fine dustwrapper. Photograph is in fine condition and signed ‘To Sam, With all good wishes, Michael Bond’. The excellent letter has a central fold crease and minor offsetting but is in very good condition indeed and reads: ‘Dear Mrs Valentine, How kind of you to take the trouble to write – thank you so much. I am very pleased for Paddington! It is also nice to hear that you enjoyed reading the Paddington books with your children. I think that it’s essential to share the delight of reading – if you aren’t enjoying a book, your children probably won’t enjoy it either. * With best wishes, Michael Bond * My daughter used to stop me if she thought it wasn’t. Quite right! We then picked another’. There are no ink names or inscriptions in any of the books. This is a lovely set with a nice clean, signed photograph and a wonderful signed letter. Scarce in this condition.