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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 9¾ - 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 The New Chalet School
Brent-Dyer, Elinor M. W & R Chambers, Limited London and Edinburgh 1950 Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. First published in 1938; this is a later printing from 1950. Original brown boards. There are some marks to the boards, which are also faded in large sections. Significant rubs to the spine edges, with a small hole in one edge of the spine and a short split to the top edge of the spine / rear board joint. The binding is quite good. Inner hinges are good, though the rear one has been repaired. Some quite heavy foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. Some foxing to pages. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Pages are mostly clean, excepting a few foxing spots. There is quite a long tear to page 173/174. pp. 320. 106865 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
2 School Friend Annual 1958
The Amalgamated Press Farringdon Street, London 1958 Hardcover Good Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Pictorial paper-covered boards with blue cloth spine. Spine faded. There is a pale blue streak to the spine (possibly paint). Hardback. A gift inscription written on a Christmas sticker stuck on the reverse of the front endpaper. Front endpaper price clipped. The boards are lightly rubbed at the edges and corners. Some foxing to outer closed textblock page edges. Pages are otherwise clean. pp. 159. 307939 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
17 The Chalet Girls in Camp
Brent-Dyer, Elinor M. ; illustrated by Nina K. Brisley W & R Chambers, Limited London and Edinburgh 1937 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall Brisley, Nina K. 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. Original blue boards. A slight forwards lean to the spine, some light rubs to the edges, a small frayed patch of cloth to the base of the spine, and the spine has darkened / dulled. First published in 1932; this is the 3rd impression. Black and white frontispiece. Foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges, to the first and last few pages, and occasional spots to pages. The binding is firm and inner hinges are very good. pp. 234. 106860 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
3 Gabriel's Garden
Adair, Cecil [pseud. Evelyn Everett-Green] Stanley Paul & Co., Ltd Hardback Good No Jacket 12mo - 7.5" / 19cm tall 
No date stated. c. 1920s. 8th edition. Red cloth hardback - slightly patchy fading to the boards. Pages are browned, with foxing to the outer closed textblock edges. Sunday school prize bookplate on the front endpaper (dated 1926). 246pp + publisher's catalogue pages. Evelyn Ward Everett-Green (17 November 1856, London - 23 April 1932, Funchal) was an English novelist who started her writing career with improving and pious stories for children, and later wrote historical fiction for older girls, and then adult romantic fiction. She wrote about 350 books: more than 200 under her own name, and others using the pen-names H. F. E., Cecil Adair, E. Ward, or Evelyn Dare. 055169 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
18 Jo of the Chalet School
Brent-Dyer, Elinor M.; illustrated by Nina K. Brisley W & R Chambers, Limited London and Edinburgh 1936 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. Original blue boards. First published in 1926; this is a 3rd impression, 1936. A slight forwards lean to the spine. Bump to the top corner of the front board. Mild bruising to the spine ends. Some light foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges; heavier to the bottom edge. A small pale stain to the top outer closed textblock page edge. Previous owner's name and address written at the top edge of the front pastedown. Some foxing to pages throughout. Black and white frontispiece illustration. The binding is firm and inner hinges are very good. pp. 336. 106864 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
4 Girls and Girls, A Missionary Book
Batty, Miss A. E. et al.; with a preface by Eugene Stock ; various contributors Church Missionary Society London 1897 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Second edition. Original decorative cloth binding, dulled at the spine, and with a small mark on the back board. Minor rubs to spine ends and corners. Attractive Victorian binding. Slight partial crack to the front inner hinge. The binding is otherwise sound and firm. Some foxing to endpapers and pastedowns. Pages are mostly free from foxing. Previous owner's name and address erased from the f.e.p. (faint indentations remain). 18.5cm. 128pp. 101551 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
19 More of Milly-Molly-Mandy
Brisley, Joyce Lankester George G. Harrap and Comlpany Ltd 1945 Hardcover Good Fair Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. 21st impression; dust jacket front flap states 11th impression. First published in March 1929; this printing is from September 1945. War economy standard book production. The dust jacket is printed on the back of dust jacket for a different book. Light brown boards with red titles and line illustration - the red has rubbed. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Colour frontis. illustration. Some light pale foxing to outer closed textblock page edges and there are a few light brown marks to pages 21-24 and light brown foxing spots to just a few other pages. pp. 95. The dust jacket is significantly worn and torn, with loss to about half of the spine and long tears to joints and back cover. Would describe as poor except that front, back and flaps are all present and joined together and it presents acceptably well in a loose archival clear film protective sleeve (fully removable; no adhesive used - it folds around the dust jacket). Front dust jacket flap not price clipped. 105891 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
5 Collins Girls' Annual
Bayley, Viola ; Chappell, Mollie ; Shaw, Jane ; et al. Collins London and Glasgow Hardcover Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
No date stated. c. late 1950s - 1960 edition. The first story is 'Susan's School Play' by Jane Shaw. The annual is in VERY GOOD clean condition throughout. No names or inscriptions. Pictorial front board, plain rear board, yellow cloth spine. The dust jacket is worn and torn, with some loss at the head of the spine. 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). 128pp. 302403 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
20 A Picture of Guilt
Brownley, James Severn House Publishers 2008 184751040X / 9781847510402 Soft Cover New 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
New paperback. RRP. £10.99. This is the first of a new mystery series featuring an unusual journalist, Alison Glasby. A photograph of two young girls, sisters enjoying the summer sun on a day trip to the seaside. Nothing could be more innocent. But why did it turn up thirty-five years later, clutched in a child killer's hand as she lay dying in her prison cell? Alison Glasby is 25, ambitious and lonely. She's a journalist on the Sunday Herald but her career is going nowhere. And despite the best attentions of Scotland Yard murder squad detective John Redgrave, neither is her personal life. Then she gets the chance to work with Fleet Street legend Bill Davenport. Four children were killed in Norfolk in 1969, murdered by Leonie Dellar and her lover. 247pp. 053066 
Price: 7.69 GBP

 
 
6 The Story of Chiengmai : Historic City, famous for hospitality, spectacular scenery, beautiful girls, and colourful festivals.
Bhamnorabutr, Abha Mr Somsak Rangsiyopas Bangkok 1985 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Stapled booklet. In very good clean condition. 116pp. 302234 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
21 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 7¾" - 9¾" 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

 
 
7 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 6¾ - 7¾" 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

 
22 The Ravensworth Scholarship: A High School Story for Girls
Clarke, Mrs Henry ; illustrated by John H. Bacon Blackie and Son Limited [c. 1925] 1925 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall Bacon, John H. 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Decorative, Deco style pictorial cloth. Publication date not stated but is c. 1925. The boards are in lovely, bright and clean condition. Prize bookplate on the front endpaper, dated 1927, with previous owner's name written above in child's handwriting (in pen). The boards are lightly bruised at the spine ends. The binding is firm, inner hinges are very good and pages clean, except for a very little light foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. pp. 191. 308827 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
8 In the Fifth at Malory Towers
Blyton, Enid ; illustrated by Stanley Lloyd Methuen and Co. Ltd London 1950 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall Lloyd, Stanley 
Hardback, no dust jacket. First edition. Original red boards. The boards are lightly rubbed and bruised at the spine ends. A previous owner has written their initials on the bottom outer closed textblock page edge (see photos). The binding is firm and pages are clean. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. vii, 146. 308568 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
23 Collins Girls Annual
Clarke, Pauline ; Pullein-Thompson, Christine ; et al. [Various] Collins London and Glasgow 1959 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Laminated pictorial boards. The laminate is lifting / peeling at the spine. Otherwise in VG clean condition throughout. 128pp. No names, inscriptions or other marks. 302362 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
9 Fifth Former's of St. Clare's [The Sixth Book of St. Clare's]
Blyton, Enid ; illustrated by W. Lindsay Cable Methuen & Co., Ltd London 1955 Hardcover Good Poor Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Reprint. First edition published in 1945. This is a 7th reprint. Light brown cloth boards. The boards are very slightly bowed. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some light foxing. The dust jacket is worn and torn. There is a large tear across the front cover and spine which has been crudely repaired with sellotape on the pictorial side of the dust jacket. Further, tears, chips, rubs and minor loss to spine ends and corners. Dust jacket 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 protects the jacket against wear. 162pp. 103433 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
24 The Picture Birthday Book for Boys and Girls
Cole, Frank (selected quotations by) ; illustrated by Margaret W. Tarrant George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd [c. 1930] 1930 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 24mo - over 5 - 5¾" tall Tarrant, Margaret W. 
Small, pocket-sized, hardback Birthday book, for recording people's birthdays. Date uncertain (not stated inside); there is a gift inscription on the front endpaper dated 1931. Some foxing throughout and other brown marks to the first few pages. A few dates have names filled-in for birthdays, in different handwriting styles. Each month has a full page Margaret Tarrant colour plate - plates are generally quite clean, possibly a little greyed; July has some very pale blue stains (from a water splash I suspect) which aren't overly noticeable as they blend with the colours of the illustration. December's illustration has a small chip to the top edge of the page, a tape repair by a previous owner to the underside of the plate, approx 1.5 inch tear, and a small tape mark to the edge of the front of the illustration, next to the spine. Unpaginated. The pale blue cloth boards are generally greyed and lightly grubby (no significant stains), and are lightly rubbed at the spine ends. 13.7 x 10cm. 308794 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
 
10 Summer Term at St. Clare's
Blyton, Enid ; illustrated by W. Lindsay Cable Methuen & Co., Ltd London 1953 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall Cable, W. Lindsay 
Hardback. Lacks dust jacket. Original blue boards with red titles. The boards are faded at the spine, have a rubbed patch to the rear board, and a few light marks. The binding is nice and firm and inner hinges are very good. Previous owner's name written neatly at the top edge of the front endpaper. A few minor thumbing marks in page margins but overall a good copy. pp. 153. 308941 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
25 The Pathfinder
Cooper, J. Fenimore Blackie and Son, Limited [c. 1900] 1900 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" 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

 
 
11 Jean's Golden Term
Brazil, Angela Blackie & Son Limited London and Glasgow Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Original red boards. In very good, clean condition. Pages have noticeably tanned / browned. Undated reprint, cheap pocket edition [dust jacket price 3/6]. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The binding is firm and pages clean. The dust jacket has some minor rubs and the back cover has a short tear with some resulting creases. 256pp. 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. 305267 
Price: 6.50 GBP

 
26 The Great Unexpected
Creech, Sharon Andersen Press 2012 1849390924 / 9781849390927 First UK Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Original blue boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. First impression of this first UK edition. 222pp. In the little town of Blackbird Tree a series of curious events unfold when Naomi and Lizzie, two spirited orphan girls, meet the strangely charming new boy, Finn. Three locked trunks, the mysterious Dingle Dangle man, a pair of rooks, a crooked bridge, and that boy change their lives for ever. As the story alternates between their small town and across-the-ocean Ireland, two worlds are woven together, revealing that hearts can be mended and that there is indeed a gossamer thread that connects us all. 058063 
Price: 6.50 GBP

 
 
12 The School at the Turrets
Brazil, Angela Blackie & Son Limited London and Glasgow Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Original red boards. In very good, clean condition. Pages have noticeably tanned / browned. Undated reprint, cheap pocket edition [dust jacket price 3/6]. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The binding is firm and pages clean. The dust jacket has some minor rubs and a couple of short nicks. 255pp. 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. 305268 
Price: 6.50 GBP

 
27 The Lamplighter
Cummins, Miss Blackie and Son, Limited [c. 1900] 1900 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Hardback. Decorative blue cloth. Publication date not stated but is c. 1900 (this edition). The front endpaper has been removed. The binding is quite firm but there are light cracks to hinge between pages. Blackie's Library of Famous Books series. The boards are dulled, have some light marks and rubs. Bruised and rubbed at the spine edges and corners. Pages have browned quite heavily. pp. 256, + publisher's list at the back for Blackie & Son's Story Books for Girls. 308426 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
13 Eustacia Goes to The Chalet School
Brent-Dyer, Elinor M. W & R Chambers, Limited London and Glasgow 1950 Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. Original blue boards. First published in 1930; this is a later reprint from 1950. Pale blue boards have heavy foxing, a dulled and faded spine, small dark mark to the rear board, bumps to corners, bruises to spine ends and a forwards lean to the spine. Both pastedowns have visible vertical creases but the creasing is not visible to the outside of the boards. Inner hinges are very good. Previous owner's name in biro at the top edge of the front endpaper. Brief gift inscription written in pencil below. The bottom corner (about a sixth of the page) of the front endpaper has been torn away. Heavy foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. A few grubby brown marks to pages and some sporadic foxing to pages. The binding is firm. pp. 318. 106863 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
28 The Great Big Glorious Book for Girls
Davidson, Rosemary ; Vine, Sarah ; with illustrations by Natacha Lewidge Viking | Penguin London 2007 0670917109 / 9780670917105 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Second printing. In very good to near fine condition but there is a small bump to the bottom edge of the front board. Clean and tight inside. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 304pp. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. 104881 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
14 The Exploits of the Chalet Girls
Brent-Dyer, Elinor M. W. & R. Chambers Ltd 1950 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Brown boards. In very good, clean condition. No names, inscriptions or other marks. 302pp. The dust jacket has some minor rubs, very small chips and a couple of short nicks to the edges. 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. 1950 reprint. 303831 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
29 The Godolphin School 1726-1926
Douglas, M. A. and Ash, C. R. (edited by) Longmans, Green and Co 1928 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Original cream boards, dulled / discoloured to brown at the spine. Spine ends and corners bruised and rubbed. Edges darkened. Previous owner's signature in pencil on the front endpaper. The binding is firm and pages clean. pp. viii, 252, [plates]. 105456 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
15 The Head-Girl of the Chalet School
Brent-Dyer, Elinor M. W & R Chambers, Limited London and Edinburgh 1949 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. Original blue boards. First published in 1928; this is a later reprint from 1949. The boards have some very pale brown marks and the spine has faded and dulled to brown. Light bruising to the spine ends. Foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and a very pale stain to the top outer closed textblock page edge. The binding is firm and inner hinges are very good. A gift inscription (dated 1949) written neatly on the front endpaper, wishing the recipient a Happy Christmas and a speedy recovery to health. Pale brown mark (could be foxing; could be a stain) to the bottom margin of the first few pages. pp. 336. 106862 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
30 Boys and Girls: A Ladybird Book of Childhood
Essays by various authors Ladybird Books Ltd 2007 0723259712 / 9780723259718 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
An excellent near fine condition copy. Clean, tight and unmarked. Dust jacket not price clipped [£20]. 288pp. 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. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK, as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. 103072 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
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