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1 The Fables of Aesop and La Fontaine
Aesop; Retold By Shirley Goulden ; illustrated by Cremonini W. H. Allen London 1961 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 4to - 10.25" Tall 
28pp. Picture book. White pictorial boards are greyed / dsiscoloured, particularly at the edges. Boards have bowed. Interior VG, clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Pages browning. 047599 
Price: 11.00 GBP

 
16 Peter's Adventurous Holiday
Haynes, Ambrose Pickering & Inglis Ltd. London 1953 Hard Cover Good Fair 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 
Sunday School prize plate to the front endpaper, Pages are VERY browned. Poor paper quality. Light scattered foxing. The dust jacket is significantly worn - has some large tears to the front and some creasing and grubbiness to the rear. The DJ also has a small piece missing from the head of the spine - is price clipped and now protected inside a removable protective film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 96pp. 19cm. 036522 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
2 Six Devonshire Dumplings
Batchelor, Margaret Thomas Nelson London 1912 Decorative Cloth Good No Jacket 12mo - 7.5" Tall 
Rec cloth covers with black, white and blue pictorial decoration and titles. Undated, but c.1912. Prize certificate pasted onto the front endpaper. Hinges are cracked between the frontis illustration and the title page. General light tanning and foxing to pages. 245pp. Image available on request. 048626 
Price: 6.95 GBP

 
17 The Boy Who Talked with Bunyips
Hornadge, Bill Macquarie Publications Pty. Ltd 1980 Paperback Very Good 8vo - 9.75" Tall Lawrence, Jon 
There is a gift inscription written in biro on the title page, with a few foxing spots to the outer pages and page edges. Small crease to the bottom corner of the front cover. 72pp. '...an unusual story set in the Spring of 1772, just two years after the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook. The story tells of the many adventures of the two runaway aborigine children Ippi and Oola as they fled for their lives from their tribal territory.' 046049 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
3 Ned's Victory and Dick's Enemy
Briggs, Alice Robert Culley London 1901 Second Edition Pictorial Cloth Very Good 16mo - 6.75" Tall 
A very nice copy of this scarce book. Good clean binding, gift inscription to front endpaper otherwise internally unmarked. 96pp. Photographs available on request. 008664 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
18 The Twins of Tumbledowndreary
Horsfall, Magdalene ; illustrated by Honor C. Appleton Duckworth & Co London 1912 First Edition Hardback Good No Jacket 12mo - 7.5" / 19cm tall Appleton, Honor 
Blue cloth boards. Forwards lean to the spine, the boards are quite rubbed and have some foxing / mottling of the cloth. Internally the pages are a little tanned, but otherwise clean. Six tipped-in colour illustrations by Honor Appleton - all present, but the one facing p38 is partially detatched from the binding. 236pp. 049975 
Price: 50.00 GBP

 
 
4 Your Pony's Trek Around the World
Brown, Paul Charles Scribner's Sons New York 1956 Hard Cover Good Good 4to - 10.25" Tall Brown, Paul 
The front endpaper has been removed. There is a pencilled name on the front pastedown, and again on the rear endpaper. The dust jacket is marked, slightly foxed and has a couple of stains on the front cover and a tear to the top corner. Price-clipped. There are a few very small chips to the dust jacket at spine ends and corners. The jacket is now protected in a removable clear film sleeve. Blue cloth binding. 026421 
Price: 35.00 GBP

 
19 Rip Van Winkle & The Flying Dutchman
Irving, Washington (Rip Van Winkle) ; The Flying Dutchman retold by A. M. Smyth Geoffrey Cumberlege Oxford University Press London 1949 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 
Chameleon Books, No. 3. Decorative paper-covered boards. Name written on the half-title page. The dust jacket is tanned, and is price clipped and faded at the spine - now protected inside a removable film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 64pp. 18.5cm. 047944 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
5 The Adventures of Mother West Wind's Animal Friends
Burgess, Thornton W. ; illustrated by Harrison Cady John Lane at The Bodley Head London 1945 Hard Cover Fair No Jacket 12mo - 7" Tall Cady, Harrison 
Bedtime Story Books series. Front and rear endpapers have been removed. Boards are grubby (ring mark to the front cover) and rubbed, Spine is faded. Name to half-title page, Some grubby marks to the title page and frontispiece illustration. 6 colour plate illustrations. 116pp. 1945 reprint. 032563 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
20 Jean a L'Aeroport
Jenkins, D.J. Ginn and Company Ltd. London 1972 0602214289 / 9780602214289 Third Impression Stapled Booklet Very Good 8vo - 8" Tall / 20cm Boudignon, Francoise 
'Bon Accueil les Gosses!' Stapled card covers. Rear cover is slightly foxed. Ink stamp on inside rear cover. 16pp. 049661 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
6 Havelok the Dane; Child Horne; William and the Werwolf: Told from the Originals
Byrne, M. St. Clare (Retold By) Jonathan Cape London 1929 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - 7.25" Tall Ball, E. M. 
Minor rubs to cover edges, titles to the spine are rubbed. Ownership inscription to the front endpaper, pages are lightly age-tanned. 175pp. Green cloth boards. 036554 
Price: 21.00 GBP

 
21 Johnny Mouse of Corregidor
Johnson, Marion Hutchinson's Books for Young People London 1942 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - 7.5" Tall Bestall, A. C. (illustrated by) 
Undated. c.1942. Red cloth hardback. Slightly darkened spine. Spine leans forwards. Minor bumps to head and tail of spine and corners. The front endpaper bears previous owner's handwritten initials "J. F.". A few very small marks to page foredges. Otherwise very clean inside. 126pp. Children's story about a mouse. 'To all the Army boys and girls whose fathers were on Corregidor, December 7, 1941.' [Corregidor is a small island in the Philippines, near Manila - December 7 1941 is that date of the attack on Pearl Harbor]. 015037 
Price: 95.00 GBP

 
 
7 Nursery Rhymes, with Music and Pictures
Chambers, H. A. (piano Accompaniments Arranged by; with illustrations by "Baz" The News Chronicle Publications Dept. Hard Cover Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Undated. c.1930s. No names or inscriptions. Purple cloth binding, faded and rubbed at spine and corners. Some light faded splash marks to the boards and to the bottom margin a a few pages at the front and back of the book. 96pp. 014008 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
22 'Twixt Earth and Sky: A Tale of Adventure in Central America
Kenyon, C. R. Blackie & Son Limited London 1933 Hard Cover Very Good Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 
n.d. Date of publication not stated, but c.1933 [Ref. British Library). Scarce with DJ. Boards a little rubbed and have some slight mottling, otherwise clean. Gift inscription to front endpaper (dated 1938). DJ rubbed and nicked and with a small piece from the head of the spine missing. Not price clipped. The DJ is supplied in a loose protective film sleeve (does not adhere to thbook or jacket in any way). Blackie's Imperial Library edition. Black & white frontis. illustration. 248pp. 19cm. 008940 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
8 La Chèvre De Monsieur Seguin
Daudet, Alphonse (raconté Par Emmanuel De Lesseps) Nathan 1995 2092723421 / 9782092723425 Hardback Very Good 8vo - 8.5" Tall (21.5cm) illustré par François Davot 
Near fine condition. Laminated hardback. Children's picture book story in French. Lovely illustrations. A delightful story about a goat. 054036 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
23 Midsummer Mystery
Little, Sylvia ; illustrated by George Lane Thomas Nelson and Sons 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Good Fair 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Lane, George 
There is a child's gift inscription written on the front endpaper. Otherwise tidy, except for a crack to the rear hinge between pastedown and endpaper. Binding still firm.. The pages are very browned with age - poor paper quality. Dust jacket is worn with chips, tears, creases and some small loss, NR GOOD. Price clipped, the DJ is supplied in a loose protective film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 121pp. 18.5cm. 036414 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
9 The Man From Outside
Douthwaite, L. Charles ; illustrated by J. Phillips Paterson Thomas Nelson & Sons London 1940 Hard Cover Good Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Paterson, J. Phillips 
n.d. Date of publication not stated, but c. 1940 [Ref. British Library]. Front board is very slightly bowed / curved in appearance. Significant foxing to page foredges, light foxing inside. Gift inscription to the front pastedown [1958], pages are generally age-tanned. 240pp. The dust jacket is rubbed chipped and nicked at the edges, with some short tears and a piece missing from the top edge of the back cover. Back cover grayed. Price clipped. The DJ is supplied in a loose protective film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 19.5cm. 037585 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
24 The Longest Way Round, A Brogeen Story
Lynch, Patricia ; illustrated by D. G. Valentine Burke Publishing Company Ltd 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - 8" Tall / 20cm Illustrated By D. G. Valentine 
A very good tidy copy. Forwards lean to the spine.The pale blue boards are a little faded at the spine ends. Pages clean. No names, inscriptions or other marks. The dust jacket is a little rubbed, chipped, nicked and creased at the edges with some v. minor loss to spine ends and corners. Overall greyed / darkened jacket. 160pp. Unclipped, the dust jacket is now protected in a fully removable clear film sleeve. [From the dust jacket: ...'Nessa, a shy but bright orphan, lives with her aunt, uncle, cousins and Grannie Stack. She goes to school, helps in the store and lives an ordinary town life. Then she has a chance to visit the country and spend a holiday with another uncle and aunt. That is how Nessa and Grannie Stack set out on a journey which is to lead them to exciting and wondrous adventures.']. 049353 
Price: 65.00 GBP

 
 
10 Timmy the Tug
Downer, Jim and Hughes, Ted Thames & Hudson 2009 0500514968 / 9780500514962 Hardback Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Excellent condition, NEAR FINE. Just a small bump to the base of the spine. Otherwise appears unread. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Stunning, vibrant, full page illustrations. 057271 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
25 Two Red Cloaks
Matthews, E. C. ; with colour frontis. & dust jacket design by Sylvia Ismay Venus The Epworth Press London 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Good Fair 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 
Blue cloth boards are worn, with faded patches and marks. Sunday School gift inscription written on the front pastedown. Number written in biro on the f.e.p. Pages clean. The dust jacket is grayed and worn, with loss at the spine, smaller chips to edges, long tear to the back cover, price clipped. The DJ is supplied in a loose protective film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 110pp. 047543 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
11 The Mystery of the Swamp
Francklyn, Phillipa Thomas Nelson & Sons 1953 Hard Cover Good Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 
n.d. Date of publication not stated, but c. 1953 [Ref. British Library]. The Peerless Series edition. Previous owner's name and address (dated 1955) on the front endpaper. Endpapers browned. The cloth of the spine is split - 1 side, c. 7cm. Superficial wear - binding still strong. 96pp. Dust jacket has rubbed edges, darkened back cover, and c. 3cm of loss at the foot of the spine. Price clipped. The DJ is supplied in a loose protective film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 19cm. 'The summer holidays in New Zealand, and a camp at Swamp Lake - it sounded marvellous!'... 023601 
Price: 6.50 GBP

 
26 Sheker's Lucky Piece
Mcdonald, Lucile Saunders ; with pictures by Weda Yap John Gifford Limited | The Children's Book Club London 1944 Hard Cover Good Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 
Original orange cloth boards. The f.e.p. has been removed. The binding is a little shaken. Small dent to the outside textblock edge. 76pp. Colour plate illustrations. 19cm. The dust jacket is worn - rubbed, chipped, creased, with some marks and short tears and some loss at the spine ends and corners. DJ is now supplied in a loose protective film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). Children's story set in Turkey. 1944. 023941 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
12 Billy Monkey: A True Tale of a Capuchin
Fyleman, Rose; Wilson, E. M. D. ; illustrated by Cecil Leslie Thomas Nelson London 1936 First Edition Hardback Fair No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Leslie, Cecil 
Reading copy only. 1st edition. The cream cloth boards are very stained and marked. The spine leans forward. The front endpaper has been cut out and the top corner of the book and textblock has been bumped. The pages are mostly clean, though there are some light grubby handling / thumbing marks to several pages. No writing inside. Colour frontis. illustration VG. Further black and white drawings throughout. 153pp. 052682 
Price: 6.50 GBP

 
27 Bronto's Wings
McKee, David Dobson Books Ltd. London 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 16mo - 6.5" Tall The Author 
The first children's book published by David McKee of the later Mr Benn fame. The book tells the story of a dinosaur who yearns to fly so that he can join the migrating birds going south for the winter. There are a few small marks to the boards and minor rubs to edges. Light foxing to pages. No names or inscriptions. Overall a nice copy of this scarce children's book. 032805 
Price: 95.00 GBP

 
 
13 Betty & Bobtail at Pine-Tree Farm
Gask, Lilian ; illustrated by Helen Jacobs George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd London 1920 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - 8.5" Tall Jacobs, Helen 
The front board is bent / bowed with a horizontal crease to front cover, and there is also a small (0.5") tear in the cloth at the base of the spine join with the back cover.Blue/green cloth boards. Cover edges are a little rubbed. Internally there is some light age-tanning to the pages, but mainly clean and bright. No names or inscriptions 224pp. + 4 tipped-in colour plates. 036586 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
28 Spectre Jungle
Methley, Violet M. Blackie London 1961 Hard Cover Good Very Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 
Original blue boards. Opens onto the half title page. No date stated, but c. 1961 [ref. British Library]. The pages are quite noticeably browned / tanned, with some occasional foxing. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 224pp. Dust jacket has minor rubs to the edges and a small stain to the bottom corner of the back cover. Not price clipped. Now protected in loose removable film sleeve. 19cm. Children's jungle expedition adventure, set in Borneo. 040913 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
14 Head-Hunting, and Other Stories (The Captain Series)
Gorman, Major J. T. Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd. 1920 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 12mo - 7.5" Tall Birch, W. H. (colour Frontis. by) 
No date stated. c. 1920s. Red cloth boards a little bumped at the head and tail of the spine. Slight forwards lean to the spine. A very few light foxing spots to textblock edge and endpapers. 95pp. Thick paper. There are a few small marks to the dust jacket, which has an overall 'greyed' appearance to the 'white' sections. There are rubs and small nicks to the dust jacket edges, a one inch tear to the bottom edge and same to top of spine, a couple of small chips, and a small section missing from the tail of the spine. The reaf flyleaf of the DJ is a little creased. Not clipped, the DJ is now protected in a fully removable clear film sleeve. No names or inscriptions. The stories are: Head-Hunting; The Seawayman; The Guardian Reef; The Monster Pig. 040343 
Price: 50.00 GBP

 
29 Canadian Magic
Moore, Mary F. Sylvan Press London 1945 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Biro, B. S. 
Original orange cloth boards. Foxed. Map endpapers. No names or inscriptions. Pages are slightly age-tanned. Slim volume. 140pp. 19cm. 1945 reprint (1st published 1945). 035549 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
15 Our Exploits at West Poley
Hardy, Thomas Oxford University Press London 1952 First Trade Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - 8" Tall Lamb, Lynton 
Hardy's only children's book. Scarce. First published in the American 'Household' magazine in 1892. First published in book form in 1952, in September in a limited edition format, and in October in trade format (this book). Lovely clean condition, minor edgewear and a few light spots of foxing only. Small gift inscription to front endpaper. DJ is chipped to head and foot of spine, not price clipped - now protected inside a removable plastic sleeve. 110pp. Red cloth. 008826 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
30 An Ocean Apart, a World Away
Namioka, Lensey Delacorte Press New York 2002 0385730020 / 9780385730020 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
197pp. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. No names, inscriptions or other marks. There is a crease to the rear flap of the dust jacket. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear film sleeve. 023526 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
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