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SOPHIE'S LUCKY

By: DICK KING - SMITH , Award Winning Author , Parkins , David ,

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, WALKER BOOKS: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119986

ISBN: 0744541182

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b.FINE D/j.1st.Award Winning Author Dick King-Smith - well loved prolific children's writer - a strong sense of the country - & good humour. illust. by D Parkins.[ red-maroon cloth Gilt tiles, no incssp ] Dust Jacket not price clipped. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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DAVID COPPERFIELD Retold for Children

By: DICKENS , Charles , JACKSON , Alice F

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd / inc. TC & EC JACK: 1905

Seller ID: 5887

Condition: VG


H/b VG Undated c. early 1900's ?illustrated by Artist FMB Blackie with 8 x humerous fine-line pictures in pastel shades. [Childrens Classics] Charles Dickens retold for Boys & Girls by AF Jackson [ Miss Betsy Trotwood / Miss Peggotty /Mr Murdstone /the Micawbers.hard times befall little Davy] sand boards black titles with Laid-on Colour Plate to centre front & line surround decoration [ Nelson / TC.EC Jack] " for Boys and Girls" to base front.also a charming pastel coloured illus.Bright and clean. 5 spotting dot marks to rear, minor foxi tan to foredge.to foredge & end papers only.tigh... View more info

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LUCIE ATTWELL'S ANNUAL 1974

By: DOUGLAS, PENELOPE

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, DEAN & SON LTD: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121367

ISBN: 060307006X

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated Orange laminated boards with white and black titles to spine. 260 x 195 mm approx. Illustrated end papers 92 pp. The last Mabel Lucie Attwell Annual published posthemously. VG (Book- 5 mm nick to head of spine and light rubbing to laminate at extremities. Previous owner name in " belongs to" box and join the dots game at page 54 completed. A little age tanning to margins of pages else very clean and binding sound). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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The MEANWHILE ADVENTURES

By: DOYLE , Roddy ,Award Winning Author, AJHAR , Brian , STOWER , Adam

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, SCHOLASTIC Press: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7879

ISBN: 0439963303

Condition: VG+


VG+/VG+.1st edi. 1st printing 13579108642. Award winning Author R Doyle [ Booker Prize ]. A very humerous book for the younger child with larger text font. in- line illustrations by artist B Ajhar .The crazy [ or simply normal ] Mack family & dog Rover.[ jimmy robbie Kayla.[ Laminated H/b- interior as new , tight bindings , no inscsp.no annottions.slight wear top spine] Dust Jacket illus. by artist Adam Stower. minor edgewear mainly spine top. No spine fade. Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info

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The ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER or PRETTY STORIES and FUNNY PICTURES

By: Dr. HEINRICH HOFFMANN

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, GEORGE ROUTLEDGE & SONS , Ltd: 1940

Seller ID: 120980

Condition: Good


Undated circa 1940 on LINEN MOUNTED [ pages] .Illustrated paper Covered Boards with red cloth quarter binding. 260 x 210 mm approx. 24pp printed on one side only linen mounted. Undated circa 1940. Cover price 2s.6d. Good ( Book - Boards rubbed with shelf soiling loss of paper covering to edges and corners and with significant "tide marks" from liquid spillage to top of front and rear boards. A little light finger soiling to pages.The book has recently been re backed with new red cloth laid under the original, new mull and end papers and the book block sewn to dispense with the rusty staples (s... View more info

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THE LITTLE BOOK OF CHILDREN BEING THE CHILD STORIES OF DR JOHN BROWN

By: Dr. JOHN BROWN

Price: £8.00

Publisher: LONDON, T.N.FOULIS: 1923

Seller ID: 122072

Condition: Very Good


" Foulis reprinted in June Nineteen Hundred and twenty-three". Beige illustrated cloth boards with dark brown titles.180 x 115 mm approx. xx+58pp + 2 of publisher's adverts. Frontis + 7 other colour illustrations and 25 small b/w line drawings by Artist H.C.Preston Mcgoun R.S.A. [MacGown?].Sketches of childhood from the pen of the author of"Rab and his friends" Forward by L.Macbean. Contains :- Queen Mary's Child Garden and Pet Marjorie. VG/G (Book- No notable shelf wear or soiling. Offset browning to half title page. No other notable defects. Dust jacket- Small chips to extrem... View more info

TALES OF THE SCOTTISH CLANS FOR CHILDREN and Grown-ups

By: DREVER , HELEN

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, Grant & Murray: 1931

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 9200

Condition: VG


H/b , Dust Jacket , VG/Poor+ , 1st edition thus - most written for BBC Scottish Children's Hour , illustrated line drawings by AM Trotter , 224pps , stories of 19 different clans , Somerled of the Isles , Loch of the Swords , Prince Charles and Culloden [ Lilac book light edgewear fade , tight binding , noinscsp / annotation / crayon , paper creamed ] [ orange/blue illus D/j not price clipped , 6/- , also fox browned to rear so back appears grubby , minor corner losses , loss to top of spine 10x40mm , few small nicks - now in clear proprietary protective cover View more info

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MY FARMYARD STORY BOOK [ Ernest Nister no 2801 ]

By: E. NESBIT, MARY BOYLE, M.A. HOYER, L.L. WEEDON, ETC.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: LONDON, ERNEST NISTER / C P DUTTON: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120787

Condition: Good


UNCOMMON.Illustrated paper covered boards with brown cloth quarter Binding. 200 x 130 mm approx. Illustrated end papers. 128 pp. Colour frontis + 3 other full colour plates, numerous other full page line drawings and many others in text. Code no 2801 Undated - attributed as 1910 per Ink Christmas gift inscription to front free end paper and reference to Copac where the British Museum copy is ascribed as being [1910]. Good ( A little shelf rubbing to covers, ink gift insc as above. Paper of book block tanned and some fingerprint soiling to some pages. Binding generally sound with no cracks to e... View more info

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THE LEAR OMNIBUS

By: EDWARD LEAR (R.L.MEGROZ - EDITOR)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: LONDON, HUTCHINSON'S BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition Thus,

Seller ID: 124499

Condition: Very Good


Orange Boards with black titles to spine and front board repeating the design of the dust jacket. 190 x 130 mm approx. 168 pp. Many line drawings in text by Lear with all his Nonsense, Limericks and Comic Alphabets. Includes The Owl and the Pussycat, The Pobble Who had no Toes , The Jumblies, The Pelican Chorus etc. Introductory chapter by Megroz on the genius of Edward Lear. First published in this format by Hutchinson's Books for Young People the copy offered is a 2nd impression May 1947. VG/VG (Book- No notable shelf wear . A little dust soiling to top edge. No previous owner name or insc... View more info

LITTLE DORA

By: EDWARDS, LINNIE

Price: £8.50

Publisher: LONDON, S.P.C.K.:

Seller ID: 6928

Condition: Good


Stapled Limp red cloth with black lettering and illustration to front cover. b/w frontis line illust. 32pp +8 of publisher's adverts. Undated but circa 1890's. Edition not stated. Story of the falling out of childhood friends, serious illness and the realisation that life is too short for hate and that the secret of life - real life - is love; and the power of prayer. Good (book- no previous owner name or insc. Stples a little rusty and book strained in binding but not detached from cloth wraps. Respectably clean.) An uncommon title. View more info

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A THREAD OF GOLD AN ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY

By: ELEANOR GRAHAM (COMPILED AND ARRANGED BY) , MARGERY GILL ,

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, THE BODLEY HEAD: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124510

Condition: Near Fine


Illustrated Boards repeating the design of the Dust Jacket, 255 x 195 mm approx. Illustrated end papers, top edge of book block stained red.96 pp. Collection of over 100 poems, rhymes, prayers, graces, hymns etc arranged in eight parts from the pen of authors such as de la Mare, Milne, Stevenson, Rossetti, Bunyan, Wolfe, Blake, Tennyson, Belloc, Wesley etc. as well as the traditional and unknown. They are accompanied by charming b/w line drawings by Margery Gill and are perfect for reading to a young child in the nursery.The selection was chosen and arranged by Eleanor Graham who was the firs... View more info

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THE JOKER AND JERRY AGAIN

By: ELEANOR HELME & NANCE PAUL , CECIL ALDIN

Price: £27.00

Publisher: LONDON, EYRE AND SPOTTISWOODE: 1936

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 123272

Condition: Very Good


Pale Olive green cloth boards with red titles to spine. 220 x 175 mm approx. [viii] + 172 pp. Line Illustration in two tone Frontis + 11 other full page line illustrations by Cecil Aldin as called for. 2nd Edition 1936. Sequel to Jerry- The Story of an Exmoor Pony and featuring many of the same characters- two and four legged. VG/Good (Book- Minor shelf wear to cloth. A little discolouration to spine and ink gift inscription to free front endpaper. Minor foxing to edges of book block encroaching to margins of a few pages. Binding sound with no other defects. Dust Jacket - A little loss to extr... View more info

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THE NODDY CASTLE OF BOOKS (Five Titles - Noddy Visits the Land of Tops, Noddy and the Magic Goldfish, Noddy and Mr Roundy in Clown Town, Noddy and Mr Cheery, Noddy in the Land of King Ho-Ho

By: ENID BLYTON

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON & CO: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121592

Condition: Good


Illustrated stapled Paperbacks, 90 X 90 mm approx. 40pp per vol. Complete set of The Noddy Castle Book series lacking the box. Conditions vary - Two VG Two Good and One Poor. Please see our images of the actual set offered for sale. View more info

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THE O'CLOCK TALES COLLECTION Over forty exiting stories!

By: ENID BLYTON

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LONDON, DEAN (Egmont Books): 2004

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 122645

ISBN: 0603561594

Condition: Near Fine


Laminated Illustrated Boards repeating the design of the dust jacket, 215 x 155 mm approx. 506pp + 4 of publisher's adverts. 45 stories from the Five, Six, Seven and Eight O'Clock Tales series of bedtime stories first published from 1941 to 1944 by Methuen. First Edition 1st printing in this format. Near Fine /Near Fine (Book- no previous owner name or insc. No notable defects. Dust Jacket- light rubbing to extremities. Non price clipped. Supplied in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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BE BRAVE LITTLE NODDY

By: ENID BLYTON

Price: £40.00

Publisher: LONDON, SAMSON LOW, MARSTON & CO AND DENNIS DOBSON: 1956

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122666

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated paper covered boards repeating the design of the dust jacket. 190 x 140 mm approx. Flat Spine, Illustrated end papers. 60pp.[1956] First Edition 1st printing of no 13 in the Numbered Noddy Series by Enid Blyton. VG/VG (Book- Extremities of boards colour rubbed Erased Impression of previous owner name and address to"This Book Belongs to Box" Binding sound. Dust Jacket- high no to rear flap fold 13 and non price clipped- cover 3s6d. Colour rubbed with a little paper loss to tail of spine of up to 5mm, small nicks and a few crease lines but no significant tears or soiling and ... View more info

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YOU FUNNY LITTLE NODDY no 10 in series

By: ENID BLYTON

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON & CO.,LTD AND PLEIADES BOOKS,: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122824

Condition: Good


Paper covered illustrated boards repeating the design of the dust jacket, flat spine,190 x 140 mm approx. 60 pp. no 10 in series with children's library advert for Toby Twirl and Nicholas Thomas to rear flap fold. Has all of the issue points for a First Edition but as any Noddy collector will know it is impossible to differentiate these early issues from early reprints. Good/Poor (Book- Shelf rubbing to extremities of boards with bumps to bottom corners.No shelf soiling. This book belongs to box clean. A few of the margins of pages have mild finger soiling. Dust Jacket- Heavily rubbed with cre... View more info

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FIVE GET INTO TROUBLE

By: ENID BLYTON

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER AND STOUGHTON Ltd: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124299

Condition: Very Good


Red Boards with black titles to spine and front board. 190 x 125 mm approx. Illustrated two tone end papers.190pp. Frontis. + 31 other illustrations by Eileen Soper all as called for. First Edition 1st printing Oct 1949 of the Eighth book in the Famous Five series. VG/Poor (Book- No notable shelf wear or soiling. Ink gift insc. and date xmas 1949 to reverse of free front end paper. Binding sound with no other defects. Colour rubbed with tears and associated line creases,significant chips/ loss principally to head and tail of spine of up to 17 mm in depth, lacks front flap fold and a few small... View more info

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NODDY GETS INTO TROUBLE No 8

By: ENID BLYTON , BBEK ,

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON & Co & C.A.Publications Ltd: 1954

Seller ID: 123474

Condition: Good


Illustrated paper covered boards repeating the design of the jacket, Flat spine, 60pp. Illustrated by Beek. First published in 1954 these Noddy books are notoriously difficult to identify 1st Editions. The copy offered is however at least an early reprint from the mid to late 50's. Children's Library advert to rear flap of d/j and cover price 3s 6d. Good/Poor. (Book - Rubbing to extremities of boards with some damage to head of spine. Binding sound. An erased, still visible, child's pencil name & address to the " belongs to" box with Noddy, Tessie Bear & elephant picture benath. Occas... View more info

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NODDY AND HIS CAR no 3 in series

By: ENID BLYTON , BEEK ,

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON & CO LTD AND DENNIS DOBSON LTD: 1967

Seller ID: 121646

ISBN: 0361004583

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated paper covered boards, flat spine. 190 x 140 mm approx. Illustrated end papers. 62pp. Illustrated by Beek. Nos 3 in series. Undated . SBN nos. so between 1967 and 1970. VG/VG (Book- Paper covered boards a little rubbed at extremities . No notable damage to spine. No previous owner name or insc.Binding and sewing to signatures sound. Dust Jacket- complete but a little colour rubbed at extremities, tiny nicks and red letters to title on spine faded. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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GOOD WORK SECRET SEVEN

By: ENID BLYTON , BRUNO KAY ,

Price: £6.00

Publisher: LEICESTER, BROCKHAMPTON PRESS: 1956

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124328

Condition: Good


Illustrated Blue Boards, 195 x 140 mm approx. Illustrated end papers, 124 pp. Numerous unspecified illustrations some duo tone by Bruno Kay. First Published in 1954 the copy offered is of the 2nd Impression 1956 of the sixth book in the Secret Seven series. Good/ Poor (Book- no notable shelf wear. Mild to moderated foxing to edges of book block and to end papers and prelims. Ink gift insc.and date Aug. 1956 to reverse of front free end paper. Dust Jacket - significant loss to top edge of front panel extending around head of spine to 1/3 rd of rear approx. + colour rubbing and nicks to extremit... View more info