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1 The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon
Adams, Richard ; illustrated by Alex T. Smith Hodder Children's Books London 2017 1444938401 / 9781444938401 First Edition Hardcover New No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Smith, Alex T. 
Hardback, no dust jacket as published. Brand new, in excellent fine condition. RRP 12.99. First impression. A charming fun story about a friendly green dragon with magical powers. No morals to this story; just fun. Emma is delighted when her home-made dragon magically comes to life! He is good at roaring. He is GREAT at breathing fire. And best of all, he is excellent at finding Lost Treasures. So when the Queen loses a diamond from her crown, there's only one dragon to call! Slim and unpaginated. A must-have for all fans of green dragons. 307810 
Price: 12.99 GBP

 
16 Transcription [Exclusive Independent Bookshop 1st edition with red edges]
Atkinson, Kate Doubleday London 2018 0857525883 / 9780857525888 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Brand new. Hardback with dust jacket. Exclusive first edition for independent bookshops with red tinted page edges. First impression. Red ribbon page marker and red endpapers. Comes with a promotional bookmark. pp. 336. This is NOT a signed copy. Brand new, in excellent fine condition. 308538 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
2 Living Free: The Story of Elsa and her cubs
Adamson, Joy ; introduction by Sir Julian Huxley Collins and Harvill Press London 1961 Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Fourth impression, December 1961. First published in October1961. Original boards. Bumped at the base of the spine and lightly bruised at the head of the spine, with a slight forwards lean to the spine. Nice and clean inside. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Binding firm and pages clean. The dust jacket is very worn and torn with large tears previously repaired with sellotape to the front of the front cover. The old brittle tape has come away but has left marks behind. Resulting creases from the tears. The dust jacket is also slightly faded at the spine. Foxing to the underside of the dust jacket. Not price clipped. 146pp. 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. 105003 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
17 The Mammoth Hunters (Earth's Children 3)
Auel, Jean M. Crown Publishers, Inc New York 1985 0517556278 / 9780517556276 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First impression. Hardback with dust jacket. Mild bruising to the spine ends, a forwards lean to the spine and outer closed textblock edges have some light grey marks. The binding is firm and pages clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. ix, [i], 645. 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. 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. 306496 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
3 Born Free: a Lioness of Two Worlds
Adamson, Joy ; with extracts from George Adamson's Letters ; preface by Lord William Percy ; foreword by Captain Charles Pitman Collins and Harvill Press London 1962 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
14th impression, May 1962. First published in March 1960. Original boards. Some very light foxing spots to endpapers. Binding nice and firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Pages clean. The dust jacket is edgeworn, with rubs, chips, tears and some minor loss at the head of the spine and the corners. Some significant foxing to the underside of the dust jacket. Not price clipped. 160pp. 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. 105002 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
18 Emma
Austen, Jane ; illustrated by Hugh Thomson ; with an introduction by Austin Dobson Macmillan and Co., Limited London 1899 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Thomson, Hugh 
Hardback. Dark red / maroon blind embossed boards. 4th impression of this edition with the Hugh Thomson illustrations. There are a couple of minor marks to the boards and the spine is slightly fade. Light bruising to the spine ends. The binding is firm, though there is a light crack to the front inner hinge. A gift inscription written neatly at the top of the front endpaper (dated 1901). Deckled / untrimmed page edges. pp. xviii, 437, 6. Frontispiece illustration has tissue guard. Some foxing to the title page and frontis. A nice copy. 107120 
Price: 110.00 GBP

 
 
4 Sir Roger de Coverly
Addison, Joseph ; Steele, Sir Richard ; Budgell, Eustace ; edited by John Hampden, with wood engravings by Richard Shirley Smith The Folio Society London 1968 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback. 2nd impression of this Folio Society edition. In very good condition. This is an ex-Folio Society file copy - on the front pastedown is a sticker with publication date, edition, number of copies printed (2500) and cost per copy. 158pp. No other marks. Lacks slipcase. 103764 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
19 Travels in the Scriptorium
Auster, Paul Faber and Faber London 2006 0571232558 / 9780571232550 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. 2nd impression of this UK edition. Original black boards. In very good clean condition. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket a little bruised at the edges and has some light surface scratches. Overall a nice, clean and tight copy. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. 130. 106634 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
5 The Emperor's New Clothes
Andersen, Hans Christian ; illustrated by Michael Adams The Unicorn Publishing House New Jersey 1990 0881011061 / 9780881011067 Hardcover Near Fine Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
Laminated pictorial boards. Second impression. In really nice, near fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. Just a few very light handling creases to a few pages. Slim unpaginated children's picture book, text on one side, full page illustrations on the other. 306413 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
20 A Ladybird Book - Vehicles: A Vintage Gift Edition
Ayton, Robert; Berry, John; Carey, David; et al. (illustrated by) Ladybird Books | Penguin London 2017 0241301149 / 9780241301142 First Thus Hardcover New New Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
New hardback with dust jacket, in excellent fine condition. First impression. Help young children learn the names of all the key things that go with this beautiful gift book, featuring iconic original Ladybird artwork from the 1950s and 60s and in the classic Ladybird format with one clear word on the left page, and image on the right. Taken from favourite vintage Ladybird books such as The Story of Flight, Underwater Exploration and Merchant Ships, each of the stunningly detailed 26 pictures will delight adults and children alike. Vehicles featured include car, train, aeroplane, ship, submarine, rocket and lorry. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. 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. 306771 
Price: 11.69 GBP

 
 
6 The Snow Queen: A Tale in Seven Stories
Andersen, Hans Christian ; illustrated by Yana Sedova ; retold by Anthea Bell Michael Neugebauer 2014 988824020X / 9789888240203 First Edition Hard Cover New New 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
New hardback, in excellent fine condition. First impression. Pictorial boards with matching dust jacket. RRP 14.99. Slim unpaginated book. See Hans Christian Andersen's superb fairy tale brought to life as you've never seen it before. A beautifully illustrated version of this classic tale. 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. 058041 
Price: 11.99 GBP

 
21 The Chemistry of Life: An Easy Outline of Biochemistry (The Thinker's Library, No. 103)
Bacon, J. S. D. Watts & Co. 1947 First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Second impression of the second edition in the Thinker's Library edition. Hardback with dust jacket. Original red boards with black titles. Boards lightly bruised at spine ends. Binding firm and pages clean but with some light foxing to top outer closed textblock edge. No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket has a couple of short tears, small nicks and minor rubs to the edges. pp. viii, 120. 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. 105505 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
7 Misericords: Medieval Life in English Woodcarving [King Penguin 72]
Anderson, M. D. ; cover design by Berthold Wolpe Penguin Books | King Penguin 1956 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. Printed pictorial boards. Second impression; was first published two years prior in 1954. Light rubs and minor bruising to the spine ends and corners. Very short nick to the boards at the head of the spine. Boards are bright and clean. The binding is firm. Inner hinges and spine are very good. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some foxing to endpapers, prelims, and to outer closed textblock page edges. pp. 32, plates. 106766 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
22 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

 
 
8 82 Distinctive Houses from Architectural Record
Architectural Record F. W. Dodge Corporation USA 1952 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. 3rd impression. Publisher's original brown boards, with titles in yellow. Boards are bruised at the spine ends and lightly rubbed at the corners. There is a small light brown stain to the outer closed textblock foredge. Otherwise very good clean condition throughout. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos and plans. pp. 442. A VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 307782 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
23 Casting of Nets
Bagot, Richard Edward Arnold 1901 Hard Cover Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardback. Blue cloth. 8th impression. The binding is rubbed and nicked at the head and tail of the spine, and at the corners. Heavy rubs to spine edges. Foxing throughout. Spine leans forwards. The binding is cracked at both inner hinges. Binding otherwise holds fine. Previous owner's name and date written on the front endpaper. 358pp. An acceptable reading / reference copy. 018264 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
9 Tim and Charlotte
Ardizzone, Edward Frances Lincoln Children's Books London 2006 1845075455 / 9781845075453 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. Pictorial boards with matching dust jacket. In excellent, near fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked; appears barely read. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. 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. Charlotte lives in a big house with lots of toys. You'd think that would make her happy, but it doesn't. She wants to play with some real friends and you can't have better friends than Tim and Ginger when they're bound for adventure - and trouble! First published in 1952; this is a first impression of the 2006 Frances Lincoln edition. 309102 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
24 Master Georgie, A Novel
Bainbridge, Beryl Duckworth London 1988 0715628313 / 9780715628317 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
6th impression. Original black boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Slight bruising to top edge of the dust jacket. Binding firm and square. Dust jacket not price clipped. 190pp. 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. 305490 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
10 Tim and Charlotte
Ardizzone, Edward Scholastic Press London 2000 0439010373 / 9780439010375 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. Pictorial boards with matching dust jacket. In excellent, near fine condition; just one small flattened crease to the rear dust jacket flap. Clean, tight and unmarked; appears barely read. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. 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. Charlotte lives in a big house with lots of toys. You'd think that would make her happy, but it doesn't. She wants to play with some real friends and you can't have better friends than Tim and Ginger when they're bound for adventure - and trouble! First published in 1952; this is a first impression of the Scholastic 2000 reissue. 106065 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
25 Loving Wanda Beaver (Novella and Stories) [1st Edition]
Baker, Alison Chronicle Books San Francisco 1995 081181064x / 9780811810647 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First edition, first impression. Hardback. Black cloth spine / green boards. Binding tight and firm. No previous owner names or inscriptions. Excellent clean condition - NEAR FINE. Not price clipped. The dust jacket is now protected in a loose archival film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 213pp. 20.5cm. 100372 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
 
11 Tim in Danger
Ardizzone, Edward Scholastic Press London 2000 0439010403 / 9780439010405 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. Pictorial boards with matching dust jacket. In excellent, near fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked; appears barely read. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. 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. The 5th title in Ardizzone's wonderful Little Tim series. Ginger is fed up with life on dry land. One morning Charlotte and Tim wake up to find a note which says he has run away. They set off to find him, but a terrible sea fog surrounds their ship with disastrous results! First published in 1953; this is a first impression of the Scholastic 2000 reissue. 106066 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
26 The Truce: The Day the War Stopped
Baker, Chris Amberley Publishing 2014 1445634902 / 9781445634906 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New hardback. First impression. RRP. 18.99. The Christmas Truce is seen as a satisfying and hopeful event in a war that is often regarded as unnecessary, bitter, hopeless and futile. Many accounts give a warm, poignant view of the truce, to the extent that it has gained totemic significance in the minds of the general public. Inspired by the centenary, and in the light of documentary evidence unavailable when previous accounts have been published, Chris Baker examines the events leading up to the 1914 truce. pp. 182, maps. 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. 305926 
Price: 14.24 GBP

 
 
12 The Frogs
Aristophanes (Translated By Gilbert Murray) George Allen & Unwin Ltd. London 1946 Tenth Impression Hard Cover Very Good Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original green boards; lightly bumped at the head of the spine.Translated into English rhyming verse. Edges bumped, spine slant, otherwise a nice clean copy. Pages age-toned. No inscriptions. DJ chipped to extremeties, but not price clipped and now protected inside a removable plastic sleeve. 136pp. 10th impression, 30th thousand. 006713 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
27 On the Burning of Books
Baker, Kenneth Unicorn London 2016 1910787116 / 9781910787113 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
First impression. New hardback, in excellent fine condition. RRP. 25.00. pp. vi, 266. Ranging politically from Ancient China to the Nazis, from Animal Farm to Chairman Mao; religiously, from the Spanish destruction of the Aztec civilisation to Bloody Mary, from Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses to bibles in Islamist strongholds today; personally, from Samuel Pepys and Lord Byron to Dickens's letters, Hardy's poems, Burton's translations, and Philip Larkin's diaries.Alongside these telling examples are chapters on burning in war, accidental burning, royal burning - and lucky escapes. Baker reveals that while books, diaries and letters can be burnt, as a result of the invention of the printing press in the 16th century, very rarely can their content be expunged from the written record in history - the 'delete' button did not delete. Book burning today survives as a symbol, usually by desperate regimes, dictators and religious fanatics to impress the naive, warn the dissenter and rally the faithful. 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. 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. 305777 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
 
13 Seeing Stars
Armitage, Simon Faber and Faber London 2010 0571249906 / 9780571249909 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First impression. In excellent very near fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. The slightest bruise to the head of the spine and to one corner. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. 74. 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. 308245 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
28 The Fallen [Signed UK 1st edition]
Baldacci, David Macmillan London 2018 1509874232 / 9781509874231 First UK Edition Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Brand new. Hardback with dust jacket. RRP 16.99. SIGNED by the author on the title page (no inscription / dedication). Brand new, from the publishers. First UK impression. pp. 420. 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. 307877 
Price: 16.99 GBP

 
 
14 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

 
29 The Wonder Spot
Bank, Melissa Viking / Penguin 2005 0670915874 / 9780670915873 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original blue boards. In very good, clean condition. First impression. Binding firm. No names, inscriptions or other marks. 324pp. A nice copy. 038480 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
15 Goscinny, R. ; Uderzo, A.
Asterix and Son Hodder and Stoughton 1985 0340353317 / 9780340353318 First Thus Soft cover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
First impression of this paperback English translation. In good clean condition but the pages have browned / tanned with age. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. 48. 308341 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
30 The Wonder Spot
Bank, Melissa Viking / Penguin 2005 0670915874 / 9780670915873 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original blue boards. In very good, clean condition. First impression. Binding a little bruised at the spine ends. No names, inscriptions or other marks. 324pp. A nice copy. 038481 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
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