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1 Playbox Annual 1955: A Picture and Story Book for Boys and Girls - 47th Year
The Amalgamated Press Farringdon Street, London 1955 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Pictorial paper-covered boards and green cloth spine. Some marks to the rear board and the boards are rubbed at the edges. Previous owner's name and address in pencil in the book belongs to box. Some foxing to endpapers. Some lightly grubby handling marks to a few pages / page margins and a few short tears to page margins. Puzzles completed lightly in pencil. pp. 96. A good copy overall. 105914 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
16 Take Jennings For Instance
Buckeridge, Anthony ; illustrated by Mays Collins London and Glasgow 1958 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1st edition. Red boards. Previous owner's name and address stamp on the f.e.p. Colour frontis. illustration. Pages nice and clean. Binding sound. The dust jacket is edgeworn - with rubs, creases, short tears and small loss to the spine ends and corners. Not price clipped [7s 6d net]. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). 256pp. 302675 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
2 A Mile of River
Allnatt, Judith Doubleday 2008 0385613067 / 9780385613064 First Edition Hardback Very Good Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original black boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, condition but the outer closed textblock edges have darkened / tanned a little. First printing. Not previously owned. Clean, tight, unmarked and unread. 285pp. It is 1976 and England is suffocating. The long, dry spring has given way to a summer of severe drought, with standpipes in the streets and a rallying cry to 'save water, share a bath!' For the farmers, life has become a living hell - a daily struggle to make ends meet. The fields are tinder dry, the earth is dusty and scorched and the rivers are drying up to a trickle.Jess and Tom live on a remote farm in the English countryside with their increasingly difficult and brutal father, Henry. Their mother, Sylvie, walked out years before and Jess is struggling with the role of mother figure to Tom, as well as skivvy and hired hand for her father. Jess just wants to be a normal teenager, to go to dances and kiss boys, to take her exams and dream of a future far away from milking cows and ploughing fields. Daydreaming about her mother's return, Jess discovers Sylvie's old diary and begins to uncover the shocking truth about her disappearance. As the drought grips ever tighter, as the water level of the river begins to drop, the menace in the air builds until it reaches boiling point, with a confrontation between Jess and her father that has devastating consequences. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 037345 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
17 Take Jennings for Instance
Buckeridge, Anthony ; illustrated by Mays Collins London and Glasgow 1963 Hardcover Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. Later reprint. Original red boards. Boards are just lightly bruised at the spine ends. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Pages are significantly browned throughout due to poor paper quality. The dust jacket is rubbed at the edges, with a few small chips and the front flap is price clipped. A good reading copy. pp. 256. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 105997 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
3 Sabotage at the Forge: A Story for Boys
Armstrong, Richard J. M. Dent & Sons London 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" Lupton, L. F. 
Original blue cloth boards. No dust jacket. Spine faded. Old pencil price mark and indent from another erased mark on the f.e.p. No names or inscriptions. Pages are bright and clean. Binding tight. Appears lightly or barely read. Black and white illustrations. 19cm. .192pp. First edition. 049722 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
18 The Empire Annual for Boys 1909 [No. 1]
Buckland, A. R. (edited by) R.T.S. Bouverie Street, London 1909 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, with pictorial cloth binding. Dated 1909 on the title page and I believe this is the first issue of The Empire Annual For Boys. Contributions by A. J. M. Bacon, Tom Bevan, W. G. Berry, W. S. Douglas, F. H. Gillingham, and more. The first story is Manyate's Plot by Tom Bevan. With 8 coloured and 16 black and white illustrations. There are rubs to the board edges, bruises to the spine ends and the cloth is a bit frayed, with a short tear, at the head of the spine. The rear board has six small holes punched through the board, as though made by a maths compass, or similar. The holes go through the last few pages of the book as well. A few minor marks to the boards. Inner hinges are good. There are some grubby handling marks to page margins. A long tear so the spine edge margin of page 61/62. A reasonably good copy of this scarce volume. pp. 384, plates. 106039 
Price: 40.00 GBP

 
 
4 FLOREAT A Photographic Impression of Cheltenham College
Ashcroft, David (foreword by) Published by The Practical Photographic Society at Cheltenham College 1970 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket; both in very good condition. Bound in dark blue cloth. A few tears to the edges of the dust jacket. No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose archival-quality clear film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket from future wear. DJ not price clipped. A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 103661 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
19 Scotland's Burning
Burt, Nathaniel Victor Gollancz Limited London 1953 First UK Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original red boards. No names or inscriptions. Some heavy foxing to endpapers and first and last few pages. Lighter foxing to outer closed textblock page edges. The binding is firm. Yellow Gollancz dust jacket is dulled / darkened, with some light marks and minor rubs to the edges. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. 300. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 039461 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
5 The Cock-House Cup
Avery, Harold ; illustrated by J. Phillips Paterson Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Publication date not stated but c. 1950s edition. In the Nelson New Era Series. Blue cloth boards, faded at the spine ends. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Colour frontispiece illustration. Some discolouration to outer closed textblock edges. Pages themselves are clean. the dust jacket is worn and torn, with some rubs, chips and tears to the edges, with loss at the spine ends, corners and a little to the top edge. Dust jacket price clipped. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 292pp. 103435 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
20 The Black Thumb Mystery (A Ken Holt Mystery for Boys)
Campbell, Bruce World Distributors (Manchester) Limited 1963 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Original red cloth boards. Slight bend in the boards. Clean condition but the pages are very browned with age. Poor paper quality. 1963 reprint (1st published 1957). 19cm. 208pp. No names or inscriptions. 101421 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
6 Scouting for Boys: A Handbook for Instruction in Good Citizenship
Baden-Powell, Robert Oxford University Press 2018 0198799993 / 9780198799993 First Thus Hard Cover New No jacket Book 8vo - over 7 
New hardback. Green cloth. RRP 16.99. First impression of this new edition. A scout must always be prepared at any moment to do his duty, and to face danger in order to help his fellow-men. - A startling amalgam of Zulu war-cry and imperial and urban myth, of borrowed tips on health and hygiene, and object lessons in woodcraft, Robert Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys (1908) is the original blueprint and self-instructor of the Boy Scout Movement. One of the all-time bestsellers in the English-speaking world, this primer of yarns and pictures constitutes probably the most influential manual for youth ever published. Yet the book is at the same time a roughly composed hodge-podge of jingoist lore and tracker legend, padded with lengthy quotations from adventure fiction and Baden-Powell's own autobiography, and seamed through with the multiple anxieties of its time: fears of degeneration, concerns about masculinity and self-restraint, invasion paranoia. Elleke Boehmer's edition of Scouting for Boys reprints the original text and illustrations, and her fine introduction investigates a book that has been cited as an authority by militarists and pacifists, capitalists and environmentalists alike. 145 x 224 x 35 (mm) . pp. 382. BK0004 
Price: 15.29 GBP

 
21 The Boys' Book of Buses of The World
Carter, Ernest F. Burke London 1961 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Original red boards. Significant spine lean. A small mark from an old price sticker on the front board. Endpapers have some slightly grubby marks and there are some foxing spots to the outer closed textblock edges. Binding is firm and pages themselves are clean. 143pp. 305014 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
7 Under Sealed Orders
Bartimeus Collins [c. 1954] London and Glasgow 1954 Hardcover Good Poor Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. Collins Seagull Library edition. Publication date not stated but is c. 1954. Original blue boards; faded and lightly bruised at the head and tail of the spine. Small previous owner's address label at the top corner of the front pastedown (hidden under front flap of dust jacket). Some light foxing. Frontis. colour plate. Top edge tinted blue. The dust jacket is worn and torn, with large loss to the top third of the back cover; further small chips and short tears. Front flap of the dust jacket is price clipped. pp. 256. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 106059 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
22 Dawn and Dusk: Poems of Our Time, Chosen and Introduced to Boys and Girls By Charles Causley
Causley, Charles (chosen and introduced by) ; with designs by Gerald Wilkinson) Brockhampton Press 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Publisher's original pale grey boards; discoloured at the edges, some creasing to the rear board and small bumps to the corners. Small light brown stain on the rear endpaper and pastedown, matching a corresponding mark on the rear flap of the dust jacket. Contents are otherwise in good, clean condition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. 128. The dust jacket is discoloured / browned, is worn at the edges, with some tears and creasing and there is the small brown stain to rear dust jacket flap. Front flap price clipped. The dust jacket is now presented in a loose clear film protective sleeve. 023038 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
8 J. M. Barrie and The Lost Boys
Birkin, Andrew Constable London 1979 0094620008 / 9780094620001 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Some light foxing spots to outer textblock foredge. Otherwise VG, clean. No names, inscriptions or other marks. DJ not price clipped. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). 324pp. 303168 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
23 Tom Merry's Secret [Gold Hawk Books No. 1]
Clifford, Martin Hamilton & Co. (Stafford) Ltd London 1952 Soft cover Fair Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Slim paperback with browned pages. Staples to the binding inside the covers have rusted and corroded the surrounding paper. Some foxing just inside the covers and to outer textblock edges. Previous owner's name and address written inside the front cover. Some creasing and rubs to the covers and a short tear at the top of the spine. A reasonably clean reading copy. 112pp. 104457 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
9 Gobo in the Land of Dreams - A Gobo Strip Book [Also contains a second story, Gobo and the Bad Boys]
Blyton, Enid Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd and C.A. Publications Ltd [1955] London 1955 Soft cover Good Book 48mo - over 3 - 4" tall 
Date not stated but known as 1955. Both stories were first published in the Evening Standard in 1952. There is a small greasy mark and abrasion on the leading edge of the front cover, just slightly affecting the title page and first page as well. Covers are slightly rubbed and creased. No names or inscriptions. Single staple binding. Binding sound. 3.25" x 7". 302419 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
24 The Hunger Games Trilogy - Classic Boxed Set (The Hunger Games - Catching Fire - Mockingjay)
Collins, Suzanne Scholastic 2012 1407135449 / 9781407135441 Soft cover New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
NEW set of three paperbacks, presented in a card slipcase and shrinkwrapped. RRP 25.00. Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature. A HEAVY set - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this set costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 306321 
Price: 18.75 GBP

 
 
10 Five Go Adventuring Again: An Adventure Story for Boys and Girls
Blyton, Enid ; drawings by Eileen A. Soper Hodder & Stoughton Limited London 1951 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
6th impression. Grey boards, somewhat marked and discoloured. Ownership stamp on the half-title page and name and address written on the copyright page. Some light foxing to the outer edges and a small grubby thumb mark in the margin of the last page and again on page 8. Pages otherwise clean. Binding sound and firm. 192pp. 303141 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
25 Roaring Boys: Playwrights and Players in Elizabethan and Jacobean England
Cook, Judith ; with a foreword by Gregory Doran Sutton Publishing 2004 0750933682 / 9780750933681 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, fine condition. Unmarked. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. DJ not price clipped. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival clear film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. pp. xi, 212. 303621 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
11 The Six Bad Boys
Blyton, Enid ; with a foreword by Basil Henriques ; illustrated by Mary Gernat Lutterworth Press London 1951 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Original green boards. Minor bruising to the spine ends and the spine has faded. A gift inscription in small, neat writing on the front endpaper. Foxing and general greying to the closed textblock page edges. Pages are otherwise mostly clean, with occasional light thumbing mark. Colour frontis. illustration. pp. 176. 308557 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
26 The Pathfinder
Cooper, J. Fenimore Blackie and Son, Limited [c. 1900] 1900 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback. Decorative blue cloth. Publication date not stated but is c. 1900 (this edition). The binding is firm. Boards are clean but slightly dull, with bruising and rubs at the spine ends and corners. A school prize bookplate (dated 1900) on the front pastedown. A short tear to the bottom edge of the title page, next to the spine. Black and white frontis. illus. Pages are age-toned; endpapers browned. Some light foxing. pp. 256, + 12 pages of publisher's lists at the back. In the Famous Books for Boys and Girls series. 308427 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
12 Five Go Adventuring Again, An Adventure Story for Boys and Girls [The second Famous Five adventure story]
Blyton, Enid ; with illustrations by Eileen A. Soper Hodder and Stoughton Limited 1950 Hardcover Very Good Poor Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
5th impression. Bright red boards in VG, clean condition; slightly faded spine ends. Plain endpapers. Pages in nice clean condition; no names, inscriptions or other marks and free from foxing. Colour frontis. illustration the same as the dust jacket cover. 192pp. First published in 1943. The dust jacket is worn and torn with substantial loss to spine and front cover. The dust jacket is now held together in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 102976 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
27 William - the Hero
Crompton, Richmal Collins 1972 0001620061 / 9780001620063 Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. New edition. In good clean condition. The binding is firm and inner hinges are very good. Boards are bruised at the spine ends. A brief gift inscription written at the top edge of the front endpaper. Top edge tinted red - has a few small splash marks. Small biro mark to the outer closed textblock foredge. pp. 158. The flap of the dust jacket are discoloured / darkened, there is an approx. one inch tear to the top edge of the back cover, and there are some light creases to the dust jacket edges. Front flap price clipped. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 308466 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
13 Coppernob Buckland
Bourne, Lawrence R. ; illustrated by Savile Lumley Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press 1925 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Date of publication not stated. Assumed first edition, 1925. Could be a later reprint. No names or inscriptions. Blue cloth. Colour frontis. illustration. Some foxing to the outer textblock edges. The dust jacket is worn at the edges, with rubs and creases and some loss at the corners and spine ends. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). 192pp. 302812 
Price: 18.00 GBP

 
28 More William
Crompton, Richmal ; illustrated by Thomas Henry George Newnes Limited London 1955 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
37th impression. Red boards. Previous owner's brief name and address stamp on the f.e.p. Pages tanned. Contents clean. Binding firm. The dust jacket is edgeworn - with rubs, chips, tears and creases; small loss at corners and spine ends. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). 252pp. 302674 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
14 Jennings and Darbishire
Buckeridge, Anthony Collins London and Glasgow 1955 Hardcover Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. Reprint. Original red boards, lightly bruised at the spine ends. A gift inscription written at the top edge of the front endpaper. Some foxing to endpapers, prelims and just a few light spots to outer closed textblock page edges. Top textblock edge tinted red. Colour frontispiece illustration. Pages are generally age-toned / darkened but not browned at the edges. pp. 256. The dust jacket is rubbed and chipped at the edges, with short tears and creasing and some minor loss at the spine ends and corners. Front flap price clipped. Collins Adventure Library series. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 106000 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
29 William - The Gangster
Crompton, Richmal ; illustrated by Thomas Henry George Newnes Limited London 1951 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Henry, Thomas 
Hardback. Lacks dust jacket. Original red boards. Foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. The binding is firm and inner hinges are very good. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. 252. Boards have a few light marks and there is a slight forwards lean to the spine. 17th impression. 107074 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
15 Thanks to Jennings
Buckeridge, Anthony Collins London and Glasgow 1957 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
First edition, first printing (states First Printed in this Edition, 1957 - which for this book signifies first impression). Original red boards. A small pale grey mark to the front board. Very light bruising to spine ends. Top edge red. In nice and clean condition inside. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Binding firm. 256pp. Colour frontis. illustration by Mays. The dust jacket has a few short tears, some little nicks and some very small chips to the edges. Slightly faded at the spine. DJ not price clipped. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 305606 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
30 William - The Good
Crompton, Richmal ; illustrated by Thomas Henry George Newnes Limited London 1928 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Henry, Thomas 
Hardback. Lacks dust jacket. Undated first edition (publication date not stated inside); 1928. The front endpaper has been removed. A pencil inscription takes up the whole of the half-title page. Some foxing and some grubby marks to pages. Very heavy foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. Red boards are discoloured, marked and rubbed and there is a forwards lean to the spine. The binding is quite firm. pp. 251. A FAIR copy only of this first edition. 107075 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
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