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1 Rupert and the Bottled Moonbeams - Adventure Book No. 28
Bestall, Alfred [Alex Cubie and Enid Ash] Daily Express | Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd [c. 1956] 1956 Soft cover Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Slim stapled paperback. Pictorial covers. Publication date not stated but is c. 1956. An uncommonly good copy in excellent, near fine condition. Clean, bright, tight. Unmarked inside. The staples have a little bit of rusting but not significantly corroded. Inside is as fresh as the day it was printed. pp. 24 including covers. Contains two stories - Rupert and the Bottled Moonbeams, and Rupert and the Frosties. 106833 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
16 Five Go Down to the Sea
Blyton, Enid Hodder & Stoughton, Limited 1959 Hardcover Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
5th impression. Red boards, nice clean condition. There are remnants of a presentation prize bookplate on the f.e.p. and foxing to the closed outer textblock edges. The dust jacket is rubbed at the edges and 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). 191pp. 303175 
Price: 18.00 GBP

 
 
2 Rupert and the Wild Goose Chase - Adventure Book No. 20
Bestall, Alfred [Enid Ash; Cubie, Alex] Daily Express | Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd [c. 1954] 1954 Soft cover Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Slim stapled paperback. Pictorial covers. Publication date not stated but is c. 1954. An uncommonly good copy in excellent, near fine condition. Clean, bright, tight. Unmarked inside. A tiny bit of rust to the staples. Inside is as fresh as the day it was printed. pp. 24 including covers. Contains two stories - Rupert and the Wild Goose Chase, and Rupert and the Glowing Pool. 106839 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
17 Five Go Off to Camp
Blyton, Enid Hodder & Stoughton, Limited London 1950 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
3rd impression. First published in 1948. Red boards; nice and clean boards, slightly faded spine and bump to the bottom corner of the front board. No names or inscriptions. The outer closed leading textblock edge has some quite heavy foxing. Slight creases to the very edges of the last three pages. 192pp. 303180 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
3 Rupert and the Giant's Castle - Adventure Book No. 29
Bestall, Alfred [Enid Ash] Daily Express | Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd [c. 1956] 1956 Soft cover Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Slim stapled paperback. Pictorial covers. Publication date not stated but is c. 1956. An uncommonly good copy in excellent, near fine condition. Clean, bright, tight. Unmarked inside. A tiny bit of rust to the staples. Inside is as fresh as the day it was printed. pp. 24 including covers. Contains two stories - Rupert and the Giant's Castle, and Rupert and the Whirlwinds 106834 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
18 Five Go Off to Camp
Blyton, Enid Hodder and Stoughton London 1952 Hardcover Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. The seventh Famous Five story. 5th impression; was first published in October 1948. Original red boards, with black titles. Some pale mottling (lightened patches) to the pastedowns suggest book may have been affected by damp though boards are clean - no evidence of damp to the outsides of the boards. No names or inscriptions inside but there are initials written in ink at the top of the dust jacket front flap. Small strip of paper stuck on the half-title page (I almost missed this as the paper colour is very nearly the same as the page). The binding is firm and inner hinges are very good. Foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and to the first and last few pages. A forwards lean to the spine. pp. 192. The dust jacket is worn at the edges, with short tears, creasing, chips and small loss including approx. 0.5cm loss at the head of the spine. Some foxing to the dust jacket. Front flap 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. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 308928 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
4 Rupert and the Holiday Ship - Adventure Book No. 22
Bestall, Alfred [Enid Ash] Daily Express | Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd [c. 1954] 1954 Soft cover Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Slim stapled paperback. Pictorial covers. Publication date not stated but is c. 1954. In excellent, near fine condition. Clean, bright, tight. Unmarked inside. A tiny bit of rust to the staples, the slightest greyish marks to the front cover, and just very light rubs to the corners. Inside is as fresh as the day it was printed. pp. 24 including covers. Contains two stories - Rupert and the Holiday Ship, and Rupert and the Colour Mixers. 106838 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
19 Five Go to Mystery Moor
Blyton, Enid Hodder & Stoughton Limited 1955 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Second impression; first published in 1954. This is the thirteenth Famous Five adventure story, featuring Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Timmy. Original red boards. Lacks dust jacket. Some foxing to the outer closed textblock edges and to prelims. Otherwise quite a good, firm copy. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 183pp. 306448 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
5 Rupert and the Mermaid's Cottage - Adventure Book No. 30
Bestall, Alfred [Enid Ash] Daily Express | Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd [c. 1956-7] 1956 Soft cover Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Slim stapled paperback. Pictorial covers. Publication date not stated but is c. 1956-7. An uncommonly good copy in excellent, near fine condition. Clean, bright, tight. Unmarked inside. A tiny bump to the bottom corner. A little bit of rust to the staples. Inside is as fresh as the day it was printed. pp. 24 including covers. Contains two stories - Rupert and the Mermaid's Cottage, and Rupert and the Secret Holiday. 106835 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
20 Five Have Plenty of Fun
Blyton, Enid Hodder & Stoughton, Limited London 1955 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Red boards; some marks and bumps to the spine ends and corners. Pale stain edge of front pastedown. 3 previous owner's names and addresses on verso to f.e.p. Some foxing and thumbing / handling marks to outer textblock edges and margins. A few thumbing / grubby marks to pages. A just about good copy of the first edition. Lacks dust jacket. The 14th Famous Five adventure. 183pp. 303177 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
6 Rupert and the Seaside Mystery - Adventure Book No. 26
Bestall, Alfred [Enid Ash] Daily Express | Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd [c. 1955] 1955 Soft cover Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Slim stapled paperback. Pictorial covers. Publication date not stated but is c. 1955. An uncommonly good copy in excellent, near fine condition. Clean, bright, tight. Unmarked inside. A tiny bit of rust to the staples. Inside is as fresh as the day it was printed. pp. 24 including covers. Contains two stories - Rupert and the Seaside Mystery, and Rupert and the Dandelion Clocks. 106837 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
21 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

 
 
7 Rupert and the Snow Pranks - Adventure Book No. 31
Bestall, Alfred [Enid Ash] Daily Express | Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd [c. 1956-7] 1956 Soft cover Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Slim stapled paperback. Pictorial covers. Publication date not stated but is c. 1956-7. An uncommonly good copy in excellent, near fine condition. Clean, bright, tight. Unmarked inside. A tiny bit of rust to the staples. Inside is as fresh as the day it was printed. pp. 24 including covers. Contains two stories - Rupert and the Snow Pranks, and Rupert and the Shy Coconut. 106836 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
22 In The Fifth at Malory Towers
Blyton, Enid Dean | Egmont 2004 0603561667 / 9780603561665 Hardcover Fine No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback edition with glazed pictorial boards. No dust jacket, as issued by the publisher. In excellent fine condition, as new. Appears unread. Clean, tight and unmarked. 169pp. 104146 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
8 The Ship's Bell [Signed Limited Edition]
Black, Van-Lear Privately Printed at the Curwen Press, for Van-Lear Black 1927 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good Slipcase Fair Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall Anderson, Stanley (one autolithograph called The Pouring of The Bell) Signed by Author(s)
Hardback in slipcase. Limited edition; this is hand-numbered, copy no. 93 or 100 copies privately printed for the author by Curwen Press in May 1927. Signed under the number and the signature looks like Van-Lear Black but is difficult to distinguish. This book is essentially a delightful dedication of friendship between Van-Lear Black, of Baltimore, Maryland, and Captain David W. Bone, celebrating the gift of a bell cast in the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, for Captain Bone's ship at that time the S.S. Transylvania (II). The beauty of the book lies in the passion and enthusiasm the author has for his subject and the generosity of spirit and mark of friendship which comes across in his prose. Unquestionably an extremely wealthy man (believed to be the wealthiest in Maryland at the time of his death in 1930) Black did not just seek to buy a friend a gift of monetary value, but rather to create a lasting item of beautiful craftsmanship which would hopefully bring joy to the recipient for many years to come and create an occasion of theatre which he would undoubtedly be remembered for. Black invited many of Captain Bone's family and a number of them were present at the casting of the bell, including Miss Alison Bone - Black's confidential secretary in London; he commissioned specially (presumably with Harold Curwen's assistance) Stanley Anderson to attend the foundry and produce a unique illustration to accompany the book, and the whole was beautifully printed by Curwen Press and bound in sailcloth, at Harold Curwen's suggestion. The book is bound in a cream sailcloth, which has some small, light marks and in the middle of the spine grey thumbing marks corresponding with a cut out shape in the slipcase for removing the book from the sleeve. The slipcase, as is common with Curwen at the time, is covered in a blue patterned paper, an Enid Marx design. The slipcase is marked and worn - rubbed, some splits and chips and very brown and marked at the edges in particular. There is a green woven page marker attached to the book at the head of the spine. Printed on excellent thick quality paper, untrimmed at the foredge and bottom edge; top edge gilt. Frontispiece plate, plus 15 pages of text. 36cm. A heavy book - overseas postage will be extra; no additional costs for sending within the UK. 308999 
Price: 500.00 GBP

 
23 Last Term at Malory Towers
Blyton, Enid Dean | Egmont 2004 0603561675 / 9780603561672 Hardcover Fine No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback edition with glazed pictorial boards. No dust jacket, as issued by the publisher. In excellent fine condition, as new. Appears unread. Clean, tight and unmarked. 170pp. 104145 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
9 A Faraway Tree Adventure: The Land of Do-As-You-Please (Young Reader)
Blyton, Enid Egmont 2016 1405280093 / 9781405280099 Soft Cover New 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
086701 
Price: 5.99 GBP

 
24 Mary Mouse and Her Family [Strip Book]
Blyton, Enid Brockhampton Press Leicester 1946 Soft cover Fair Book 64mo - up to 3" tall 
First published in 1946, the 4th Mary Mouse book; this copy is a later abridged edition, from c. 1959. Covers are faded and rubbed, with the spine strip missing, exposing rusted stapled underneath and the back cover is quite grubby and browned in appearance. Red and black illustrations in 92 frames (not numbered, but counted). The original edition would have had 124 frames. A tear to the first page of the story (approx. 4cm). No names or inscriptions. A few faint red pencil scribbles on the last page (partially erased). Printed price of 1/- net on the back cover. Other Mary Mouse titles listed on the back cover; the most recent of which is Mary Mouse has a Wonderful Idea which was published in 1959. 14.5 x 6.5cm. 106014 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
10 Enid Blyton Little Noddy Plywood Jigsaw Puzzle
Blyton, Enid 1957 
A fully interlocking plywood jigsaw puzzle, with 12 large pieces. Size 9 x 7 inches. Manufactured by BeStime. Copyright on the box of 1957. The puzzle is in excellent condition. The box has residue tape marks to two ends of the box where the lid was previously taped down. Some slight fading and minor rubs to the box. Overall a remarkably good example of a 1950s child's wooden puzzle. BLYTON1001 
Price: 18.00 GBP

 
25 Mr. Plod and Little Noddy
Blyton, Enid Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd. and The Richards Press, Ltd London 1961 0361004222 / 9780361004220 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. A later reprint, c. 1968-1971. This title was first published in 1961 and is no. 22 in the original Noddy series. The boards are lightly rubbed at the spine ends and corners. This Book Belongs To box not filled in. No names or inscriptions. Pages are clean and the binding is firm. The dust jacket is rubbed, creased and nicked at the edges, with a c. 2.5cm tear to the bottom edge of the front cover / front flap join. Full list of Noddy titles on the rear dust jacket flap. 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). 308944 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
11 Enid Blyton's Magazine No. 14, Vol 6. July 2nd - 15th, 1958.
Blyton, Enid Evans Brothers, Limited for the E. B. Magazine Co., Ltd 1958 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7> - 9>" tall 
A single issue of the fortnightly magazine from Enid Blyton. Stapled binding. Covers lightly rubbed. Browned edges. Some foxing to the back cover. Otherwise a really good clean example. Contains stories, activities, letters, adverts and a letter-style editorial from Enid Blyton to her readers. 8 x 5.5 inches. 39pp. 102413 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
26 The Big Enid Blyton Story Annual
Blyton, Enid Purnell & Sons Ltd 1979 0361045611 / 9780361045612 Hardcover Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback. Laminated pictorial boards. Reprint. Name filled in the This Book Belongs to box on the front pastedown. Not price clipped. In very good, clean condition. pp. 61. 308280 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
12 Enid Blyton's Magazine No. 17, Vol 6. August 13th - 26th, 1958
Blyton, Enid Evans Brothers, Limited for the E. B. Magazine Co., Ltd 1958 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7> - 9>" tall 
A single issue of the fortnightly magazine from Enid Blyton. Stapled binding. Covers lightly rubbed. Name in pencil on the back cover. A short tear in the top edge of the front cover. Browned edges. Some foxing to the cover and some flattened creases to the pages. Otherwise a good clean example. Contains stories, activities, letters, adverts and a letter-style editorial from Enid Blyton to her readers. 8 x 5.5 inches. 39pp. 102415 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
27 The Eleventh Holiday Book
Blyton, Enid Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd and Dennis Dobson Ltd 1956 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Undated. but known to be 1956. Lacks dust jacket. Green spine, orange boards; some marks. Clean inside. The crossword has been completed neatly. No names or inscriptions. 156pp. The first story is What's Happened to Michael, with illustrations by Hilda McGavin. 302364 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
13 Enid Blyton's Magazine No. 4, Vol 6. February 12th - 25th, 1958.
Blyton, Enid Evans Brothers, Limited for the E. B. Magazine Co., Ltd 1958 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7> - 9>" tall 
A single issue of the fortnightly magazine from Enid Blyton. Stapled binding. A good clean example. Some foxing to the covers, name in pencil on the back cover, small pen mark on back cover, small chip and nick in the edge of the front cover and the last few pages. Contains stories, activities, letters, adverts and a letter-style editorial from Enid Blyton to her readers. 8 x 5.5 inches. 47pp. 102420 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
28 The Flying Goat, and Other Stories
Blyton, Enid Pitkin [1951] London 1951 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. Pitkin Pleasure Books series. Publication date not stated but is 1951. Original brown boards, which are rubbed at the spine and edges. The front endpaper has been removed but the binding is quite firm. Two small light brown marks on the frontispiece illustration. No names or inscriptions. A good copy of this scarce Enid Blyton. pp. 80. 107060 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
14 Enid Blyton's Magazine No. 7, Vol 6. March 26th - April 8th, 1958.
Blyton, Enid Evans Brothers, Limited for the E. B. Magazine Co., Ltd 1958 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7> - 9>" tall 
A single issue of the fortnightly magazine from Enid Blyton. Stapled binding. A good clean example. Some creasing to the pages but no writing or any other marks inside. Name in pencil on the back cover. Contains stories, activities, letters, adverts and a letter-style editorial from Enid Blyton to her readers. 8 x 5.5 inches. 47pp. 102419 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
29 The Magic Snow-Bird, And Other Stories
Blyton, Enid Pitkin [1950] London 1950 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Publication date is not stated but is 1950. Publisher's original brown textured boards, with gilt titles. The boards are lightly rubbed and bruised at the spine ends and corners. The binding is firm and hinges good. A brief gift inscription written in ink on the front pastedown. A few very light greyish handling marks to page margins but pages are mostly nice and clean. pp. 80. The dust jacket is rubbed at the edges, heavily rubbed at the spine, and has a few short nicks, small chips and a short tear to the top corner of the front cover. 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. 307786 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
 
15 Enid Blyton's Magazine No. 8, Vol 4. May 9th 1956.
Blyton, Enid Evans Brothers, Limited for the E. B. Magazine Co., Ltd 1956 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
A single issue of the fortnightly magazine from Enid Blyton. Stapled binding. Covers lightly rubbed. Browned edges. Name on back cover. Minor foxing on back cover. Otherwise a really good clean example. Contains stories, activities, letters, adverts and an letter-style editorial from Enid Blyton to her readers. 8 x 5.5 inches. 102148 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
30 The New Big Noddy Book (No. 5)
Blyton, Enid Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd and C.A. Publications Ltd London 1955 Hardcover Fair Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
No. 5 in the New Big Noddy Books series. Pictorial boards - some heavy pencil scribbles on the back board. Green cloth spine - a half inch tear at the top join. Some other marks to the spine and boards, with rubbed edges. Clean inside except for a few little marks to the colouring-in page. No names or inscriptions. Pages are browning at the edges. Unpaginated. Quite a long tear in the spine margin of one leaf. Short tear in the margin of the penultimate page. 302365 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
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