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1 Patchie The Spaniel (Soviet Children's Library for Tiny Tots)
Bianki, Vitaly ; translated from the Russian by Irina Zheleznova ; with drawings by A. Yakobson Foreign Languages Publishing House [c.1960s] Moscow Soft cover Fair Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Publication date is not stated but is c. 1960s. Children's Russian story about Tanya and her foreign-looking little spaniel Patchie, translated into English. Beautifully illustrated. Binding is a stapled paperback, 27.5 x 22cm. The covers are worn and creased, with spine heavily rubbed and tears to the spine at the ends. Corners are significantly rubbed and creased. Some creasing to corners of pages and a grubby mark on p.18. 20pp not including covers. 104962 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
16 The Detective Dog
Donaldson, Julia ; Ogilvie, Sara Macmillan Children's Books 2016 1509801596 / 9781509801596 Hardcover New New Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
New. Later impression. Print sequence 3 5 7 9 8 6 4. RRP. 11.99. Delightful new Julia Donaldson picture book with lovely illustrations from Sara Ogilive. A fast-paced celebration of reading, libraries and the relationship between a little boy and his very special dog. 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. 306022 
Price: 10.79 GBP

 
 
2 The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat: The Second Adventure of the Five Find-Outers and Dog
Blyton, Enid ; illustrated by J. Abbey Methuen & Co. Ltd 1950 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Abbey, J. 
Hardback, no dust jacket. 6th edition. Original red boards. A few light marks to the boards and bottom corners are lightly bumped. The binding is firm and pages are mostly very clean; just a few thumbing marks to page margins of a few pages (not many). No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. 170. 307698 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
17 Killer Dog
Edwards, Monica The Children's Book Club London 1961 Book Club edition Hard Cover Good Fair 12mo - over 6" - 7" Rose, Sheila 
Hardback with dust jacket. Children's Book Club edition. Yellow boards are bright and clean but lightly bruised at the spine ends. The boards also bow / curve outwards at the edges (away from the textblock). The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The pages are clean but there are pale marks and foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and the top edge is very greyed and has small splash-type stains. The dust jacket has a large pale water stain (not easily visible to the outside but you can see it on the underside of the jacket). The jacket otherwise has a few short tears, small chips and rubs to the edges. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 192. A little foxing to the endpapers. 049854 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
3 The Mystery of the Hidden House: Being the Sixth Adventure of The Five Find-Outers and Dog
Blyton, Enid ; illustrated by J. Abbey Methuen & Co. Ltd 1961 Hardcover Good Fair Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Abbey, J. 
Hardback with dust jacket. 9th reprint. Original pale blue boards; slightly mottled, foxing to spine and rubbed edges. The binding is firm and pages are mostly clean; a few minor handling marks to a few page margins (not many). Also foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and there are biro pen marks / lines to the bottom outer closed textblock page edge. The dust jacket is rubbed, worn and very creased, heavily foxed to the underside, with tears, chips and minor loss to the edges. Price torn from the bottom corner of the front flap. pp. 197. 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. 307699 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
18 Recollected 25 Years Later: Soweto 16 June 1976 - It All Started with a Dog...
Elsabe Brink, Gandhi Malungane, Steve Lebelo, Dumisani Ntshangase & Sue Krige Kwela Books 2001 0795701322 / 9780795701320 First Edition Soft Cover New 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Mnguni, Bongani (photographer) 
Brand new paperback in excellent, fine condition. 208pp. Original RRP 13.95. 036043 
Price: 7.99 GBP

 
 
4 The Mystery of Holly Lane: Being the Eleventh Adventure of the Five Find-Outers and Dog
Blyton, Enid ; illustrated by Treyer Evans Methuen and Co. Ltd London 1960 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Original red boards with black titles. Reprint; first published in 1953. There is a small narrow stain across page 36, a few light grubby marks on page 37, a short tear to the top edge (margin) of page 117/8, and a very light red biro doodle on the front endpaper. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The binding is firm. A good copy overall. pp. 179. 308386 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
19 A Dog Day [new and cheap edition]
Emanuel, Walter ; pictured by Cecil Aldin William Heinemann London 1914 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall Aldin, Cecil 
Small pocket-sized volume. Hardback. 13.7 x 11cm. The boards are rubbed at the edges and there are a couple of splits at the head of the spine. Otherwise good. Pages are age-toned / tanned and there are just a few foxing spots. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Unpaginated. 106093 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
5 The Mystery of The Strange Bundle: Being the Tenth Adventure of The Five Find-Outers and Dog
Blyton, Enid ; illustrated by Treyer Evans Methuen and Co. Ltd London 1955 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Original yellow boards with green titles. The boards are bright and clean; just lightly bruised at the spine ends. Binding firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Two pages have a short tear in the foredge (margin only). In otherwise very good, clean condition. pp. ix, 179. 308387 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
20 Dandy: The Story of a French Poodle
Gass, Irene ; illustrated by Mary Shillabeer The Brockhampton Press | Dolphin Books Leicester 1959 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Shillabeer, Mary 
Hardback with dust jacket. Pictorial glazed boards with matching dust jacket. First edition. Dolphin Books series. In very good condition. The binding is firm and pages are bright except for foxing to the top closed textblock page edge and just a couple of foxing spots to endpapers and pastedowns. No names or inscriptions. Pages are free from creasing. The dust jacket has a few light rubs to the edges and has browned at the underside of the top edge. pp. 48. 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. Mary Shillabeer's illustrations are quite reminiscent of Edward Ardizzone. 107005 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
6 Enid Blyton's Magical Stories: Grandreams edition Volumes 1-4. Volume 1 A Tale of the Blue-Eyed Cat, and The Beautiful Pattern; Volume 2 The Spelling Spell, and The Talking Shoes; Volume 3 In The King's Shoes, and The Smelly Little Dog; Volume 4 Magic in the Playroom, and The Magic Treacle Jug
Blyton, Enid; illustrated by Pam Storey Grandreams | Robert Frederick Limited Bath 2004 0755440323 / 9780755440320 Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
4 hardback volumes, in excellent near fine condition. All clean, tight and unmarked. A couple of them have a tiny bump to a corner. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. 55; 55; 55; 55. 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. 306705 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
21 Romeo Looks for a Job
Gree, Alain Lutterworth Press London 1966 071881441x / 9780718814410 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
English edition. Glazed pictorial boards. The boards are in fair condition but inside is in very good, clean condition throughout. The covers are rubbed at the edges, rubs exposing the board in a couple of places. The spine has a chipped section about an inch long on the front spine edge, exposing the board (see photos). A few light marks to the boards, including a pale stain to the top corner of the back cover. Pages are bright and clean and free from creasing but the book does have an overall musty odour. Slim children's picture book, 21 pages. 105551 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
7 A Sled Dog for Moshi
Bushey, Jeanne ; Arnaktauyok, Germaine (illustrated by) Hyperion Press Limited Canada 1994 0920534856 / 9780920534854 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
VG book and dust jacket. Very minor handling wear to dust jacket edges only, no nicks or tears. A nice clean copy. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Not clipped, the DJ is supplied in a loose archival protective film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 21cm. Oblong format. A picture book story for young children based on the kinship and respect that the Inuit people have for the brave and faithful dogs that are so much a part of their lives. 101341 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
22 Douglas [Signed Copy]
Hargreaves, G. N. Egmont 2011 140525727X / 9781405257275 First Edition Soft cover Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Signed by Author(s)
Picture book in excellent, as new condition. Signed by the author / illustrator with a signature and a drawing of Douglas on the title page. With a page of 20 stickers at the back of the book - as new, unused. This is a story about a dog. Not just any old, run-of-the-mill everday, ordinary dog, but an extraordinary dog. A dog in a billion. A dog called Douglas. Douglas can drive, read, ski and play chess! But there's one thing he can't do. One thing he desperately wants to do. Can a little bird called Basil help Douglas make his dream come true. Unpaginated picture book. 105170 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
8 I Had a Dog and a Cat
Capek, Karel ; pictures drawn by Josef and Karel Capek ; translated by M. & R. Weatherall George Allen & Unwin Ltd London 1940 First UK Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Green cloth - a small mark on the front board; board edges and spine are faded. There is a lovely gift inscription written on the front endpaper: 'Two Czechoslovak soldiers to their English hosts! Somewhere in England, 1941'. Pages in VG clean condition. Lacks dust jacket. 160pp. 102189 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
23 The Adventures of Jock and Jonathan
Hill, C. W. ; with pictures by Phyllis Denton Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd London and New York 1957 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Book Condition: Very good. Lacks dust jacket. Turquoise blue cloth with small illustration and titles in red. The spine is slightly faded and has a small mark. Inside is a name and 'Christmas 1957' written neatly on the front pastedown. There are some very light little foxing spots to the outer closed textblock edges but the pages are otherwise in very nice, clean condition. Delightful illustrations of Jock, the little black Scottie dog. A nice copy of this scarce little children's book. Unpaginated. I estimate about 100 pages. 19cm. 304318 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
 
9 Lucy
Cecil, Randy Walker Books 2016 0763668087 / 9780763668082 First Edition Hard Cover New New 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
New hardback, in excellent fine condition. Black boards with pictorial dust jacket. RRP 9.99. A long picture book story with black and white illustrations. Each morning, as the sun rises over Bloomville, a trumpet begins to play. The notes drift down to an alley where a little dog sleeps. A car horn honks. She's awake now. And she's off! Past Bertolt's Butcher Shop, past he diner with the questionable scraps, and down the block to the apartment building with the red door. So begins each day in the life of a small stray dog. Lucy can't count on much, but she can count on the girl behind the red door. Unpaginated but 144 pages. 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. 058051 
Price: 8.99 GBP

 
24 My Dog's Brain
Huneck, Stephen Penguin Studio 1997 0670877360 / 9780670877362 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Orange cloth. Book and dust jacket both in excellent FINE condition. 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). A HEAVY book - packaged weight may exceed 1KG, in which case a postage supplement will apply 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. 301971 
Price: 11.00 GBP

 
 
10 Tootles The Taxi and Other Rhymes, A Ladybird Book (Series 413)
Clegg, Joyce B. ; with illustrations by John Kenney Wills & Hepworth Ltd Loughborough 1956 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Kenney, John 
Hardback with dust jacket. Buff boards with blue line illustration and titles. First published in 1956; this is a reprint from c. 1965 - still an early enough copy to have the dog sitting on the pavement on the front of the dust jacket, and the children and dog in the foreground of the picture accompanying the fire engine verse (later editions were changed). The boards are slightly bumped at the corners. The book is in lovely, bright and clean, condition - no previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The pages are fresh and bright, with no handling creases. The front cover of the dust jacket is bright and clean. The underside of the jacket has two pale brown stains but you can't see these on the outside as they correspond with brown parts of the illustrations. The back cover of the dust jacket has a couple of minor, light marks, and a tear (approx. 4cm) at the top corner. The front flap has been price clipped. Five titles in the series are listed on the rear dust jacket flap and a tally of over 120 available Ladybird titles is mentioned on the rear flap. pp. 51. 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. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 308904 
Price: 32.00 GBP

 
25 Biggles Buries a Hatchet
Johns, Capt. W. E. ; illustrated by Leslie Stead Brockhampton Press Leicester 1958 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Stead, Leslie 
Hardback, no dust jacket. First edition. Original blue boards. Blue boards have blind cross hatched diamond pattern, with alternative star and scottie dog design. Red titles and dogs on the spine. The spine has faded. Pale red mark on the front board and a pale water-type stain to the top of the spine of the boards (boards only; pages not affected). A gift inscription written in biro on the front endpaper. Colour frontis. illustration, plus five further colour plates. Some light foxing to outer closed textblock page edges and to endpapers and pastedowns. Pages are otherwise clean. The binding is firm. List of titles just inside the back cover ends with this one, Biggles Buries a Hatchet. pp. 184. 308564 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
11 Tootles The Taxi and Other Rhymes, A Ladybird Book (Series 413)
Clegg, Joyce B. ; with illustrations by John Kenney Wills & Hepworth Ltd Loughborough 1956 0721401953 / 9780721401959 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Kenney, John 
Hardback. Matt pictorial boards. First published in 1956; this is a reprint from c. 1974. Some of the pictures have changed from earlier impressions, i.e. the dog isn't pictured on the front cover, is on the lead on many of the illustrations inside, and the children and the dog have been moved in the fire engine illustration. The boards are quite heavily rubbed at the edges, particularly at the spine ends and there are some light brown marks and a very faint ring mark to the rear board. Bright and clean inside. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. A few pages have small flattened creases to the top corners of the pages. pp. 51. There are six titles in the series listed on the back cover, with 10 digit ISBN number, printed price of 24p and tally of over 370 available Ladybird titles mentioned. 308908 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
26 Gimlet Bores In
Johns, Captain W. E. ; illustrated by Leslie Stead Brockhampton Press Leicester 1950 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. First edition. A slightly better than very good copy, in a near very good dust jacket. Original blue boards, with black titles. Brock Books and scottie dog logo to the base of the spine. Binding firm and square. Pages are bright and clean. Slightly grey top edge. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Frontispiece plate and 3 other black and white plates - all very good. pp. 192, plates. Printed price of 6/- on the front flap of the dust jacket. The dust jacket is rubbed at the edges, with small chips and creases at the top of the spine and top edge of the front cover. Small chips to dust jacket corners. The back cover of the dust jacket is generally greyed, and has a small brown mark. 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. 106011 
Price: 35.00 GBP

 
 
12 Spy Dog: Brainwashed [SIGNED COPY]
Cope, Andrew Puffin Books 2010 014134427X / 9780141344270 Soft cover New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New paperback. Signed by the author at an event we held locally. Signed in biro just inside the front cover. New paperback, in excellent fine condition. 304925 
Price: 5.99 GBP

 
27 Biggles' Chinese Puzzle and other Biggles' adventures
Johns, Captain W. E. ; illustrations by Leslie Stead Brockhampton Press Leicester 1955 First Edition Hardcover Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. A first edition copy in a slightly later (2nd state) dust jacket. Original green boards, blind embossed with scottie dog and diamond patterned design, and with red titles to the spine. Spine faded. A couple of very small marks to the boards and very slight bruising to the spine ends. The binding is firm. Some creasing to p.135-136. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some pale foxing to endpapers, pastedowns, title page, prelims. Noticeable foxing to outer closed textblock page edges. Colour frontispiece illustration and 5 further colour plates - all in very good condition. pp. 188, plates, plus a page at the back listing selected Biggles titles - this is the last title listed. The dust jacket has light rubs to the edges and is overall generally greyed / discoloured. However, the jacket is complete and free from tears. Printed price on the front DJ flap of 8/6; a short Johns on the rear DJ flap and selected list of Biggles and Gimlet titles on the back cover of the DJ. Printed no. 43 on the spine of the DJ. 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. 105986 
Price: 28.00 GBP

 
 
13 Spy Dog: Teacher's Pet [SIGNED COPY]
Cope, Andrew Puffin Books 2010 014133620X / 9780141336206 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New paperback. Signed by the author at an event we held locally. Signed in biro on the dedication page. New but not pristine - a tiny crease to the bottom corner of the back cover. 304924 
Price: 5.99 GBP

 
28 Our Friend The Airedale (Our Friend The Dog Series, No. 5)
Johns, Rowland (edited by) Methuen & Co., Ltd London 1932 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Original red boards; some marks to the boards. Previous owner's name and address, and old price, in biro on the f.e.p. Some small pen and smudge marks on the f.e.p. and pastedown. Rear endpaper removed. 88pp. 17.5cm. 1st edition, 1932). 101561 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
14 Spy Dog: Unleashed! [SIGNED COPY]
Cope, Andrew Puffin Books 2007 0141321237 / 9780141321233 Soft cover New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New paperback. In excellent, fine condition. Signed by the author at an event we held locally. Signed in biro on the dedication page. 304926 
Price: 5.99 GBP

 
29 A Little Ladybird Cloth Book: Dog - Cat - Sheep - Duck - Cow - Mouse (Rag Book)
Ladybird Books Ladybird Books Ltd 1988 0721490905 / 9780721490908 Soft cover Very Good Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Washable non-toxic baby's cloth / rag book. In excellent condition. 6 fabric pages, including front and back. 14cm x 14.5cm. 302882 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
15 Everybody's Dog Book
Dawson, Major A. J. W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd London 1925 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
4th impression. Original blue boards with red titles to the spine. Spine ends are rubbed with short nicks to the cloth. Foredges and bottom edge untrimmed / rough cut. Some foxing spots to the outer closed textblock edges. In nice clean condition inside. No names or inscriptions. Binding firm. pp. ix, 293, plates. 104258 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
30 The Dog's Dinner Party [Routledge's Shilling Toy Books - facsimile edition from The Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books]
Marks, H. S.; Watson, J. D.; Weir, H.; Keyl, F. (illustrations by) The Bodley Head 1981 Soft cover Near Fine Slipcase Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Facsimile reprint. (originally published c. 1876). Slim paperback with a sewn binding, in excellent, very near fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked except for really small brown mark to the outer edge of the last page. Slim and unpaginated reproduction of an early children's picture book with chromolithographic colour illustrations (or toy book as they were called in Victorian times). The thin card slipcase is very good - has a glue mark to the top edge / join. A very faint tobacco odour to the book. 105778 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
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