Title: The Hamlyn Children's Encylopedia in Colour
Author: Various
Illustrator: Martin Aitcheson, et al.
Year: 1971 (First Edition)
Publisher: The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited
Binding: Hardback
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Fair/Good (price-clipped)


Description: This beautifully illustrated encyclopædia is one of those books that every child dreams of having in their personal library. The book is split into six sections:
  • The country we live in
  • The world we live in
  • The world of plants and animals
  • The world of science and invention
  • The world of ideas and beliefs
  • The world of art and music
Contains over 1,000 stunning full-colour illustrations and photographs, plus several political maps of the world depicting countries whose existence has long been consigned to history: East Germany, Yugoslavia, Soviet Union, East Pakistan, Rhodesia, &c. Pastedowns and endpapers repeat the illustration on the jacket, but in 4-tone monochrome and with explanations of each item or person. There is some slight damage to the rear pastedown.

The jacket has a small loss where it meets the spine (see image) and has some scuffing along the top and bottom edges. It has also been price-clipped. The previous owner has applied their own laminated binding, resulting in the flaps being held to the pastedowns by adhesive tape. There is also a small dedication printed on the fep in blue ink. The pages, on the other hand, are in excellent condition: crisp, uncreased, and free from any kind of marking.

A truly wonderful book.

Measures 26 cm × 19 cm (10.4″ × 7.6″). 4to. 544 pp.


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