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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 Trouble At The Circle 'G'
Anderson, Ella Pickering and Inglis Ltd. London 1971 0720820693 / 9780720820690 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Hardback without dust jacket. 1st edition. Turquoise boards. Some light scratches to the front board and bruising to spine ends. Contents clean. No names or inscriptions. The binding is nice and firm. 93pp. 100737 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
2 Strand Magazine, November 1945
Strand Magazine | George Newnes 1945 First Edition Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Small stapled booklet format. Some rubs and greyish marks to the covers but binding is tight and firm. Articles include 'What is happening to Radio?' by Donald Stokes; 'Liverpool To-Day' in black and white photos; 'Mr. Chislehurst's Bowler Hat' - a short story by Norah Lofts; 'Are we in for a Crime Wave? New Types of Criminal May Have Been Bred in Battle' by Percy Hoskins; 'Painted for Posterity' - a section on Peter Scott with war paintings shown in black and white; and more. Numerous pages of adverts as well. pp. 96. In good overall condition. 19.5cm. 307258 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
17 Making a Killing : The Explosive Story of a Hired Gun in Iraq
Ashcroft, Captain James ; with Clifford Thurlow Virgin Books Ltd London 2006 1852273119 / 9781852273118 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. VG+ condition. A little bumped at the spine ends. Otherwise a clean tight copy. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 241pp. 100985 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
3 Manka The Sky Gipsy: The Story of a Wild Goose
'BB' [Denys Watkins-Pitchford] Eyre & Spottiswoode London 1951 Hardcover Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. 2nd edition. Blue cloth; a small mark on the rear board and faded patch on the front board which corresponds to loss to the dust jacket. Gift inscription inside, plus another previous owner's signature. Some foxing to the f.e.p. and to the dust jacket. The dust jacket has marks, rubs to all edges, a couple of short tears and significant loss to the top edge of the front cover. Price clipped. The dust jacket is now 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 serves to the protect the jacket from further wear. Denys Watkins-Pitchford: Born Lamport, Northants, 1905. He wrote and illustrated a number of books, including Carnegie Medal winner, The Little Grey Men, and numerous natural history and country sports titles as well. Particularly well-known for his scraperboard illustrations, although he also produced a number of pen and ink drawings for his books and books by other authors. Died 1990. 102624 
Price: 32.00 GBP

 
18 Eve's Adventures: A Submarine Fantasy [Inscribed by the author]
Ashton, S. [pseud. of Eustace Fulcrand Bosanquet] ; illustrated by Dorothy Furniss Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd [1904] London 1904 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Hardback. Blue cloth with gilt decoration. Publication date not stated but is 1904. Inscribed by the author at the top edge of the front endpaper. The inscription reads: Pamela, with the Author's love - [signed] EFB 10/9/4. The boards are bowed / bent and are rubbed at the spine and corners, with a short snag in the cloth at the spine, approx. 3cm from the base of the spine, fraying to the cloth at the spine ends and a short split of approx. 1cm in the cloth at the top of the spine / joint with front board and another at the bottom of the spine / joint with rear board. Some pale splash marks to the boards, which are also faded at the spine and edges. The binding is shaken in a few places but holds. Some bubbles to the pastedowns. Illustrated throughout with black and white line drawings by Dorothy Furniss, daughter of Harry Furniss; two of the illustrations have been coloured with watercolour paint (quite neatly though one has a smudge). A few minor grubby handling marks to pages. Overall an acceptable reading or reference copy of this scarce children's mermaid story. pp. 142. 106089 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
4 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 9¾ - 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

 
19 Next to the Public Library: The Story of The Percival Guildhouse Rugby 1925 to 1988
Aspinall, Neil The Percival Guildhouse Rugby 1988 0951397907 / 9780951397909 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Soft back. Light rubs to the spine and the spine has slightly faded. Very small grubby mark to the outer closed textblock page edge. Otherwise very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. 191. 308770 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
5 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 9¾ - 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

 
20 Lucie Attwell's More About the Boo-Boos
Attwell, Mabel Lucie (cover, illustrations and story by) Dean & Son Ltd London 1970 0603005586 / 9780603005589 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Small, slim illustrated Christmas story for young children. Pictorial orange boards; a few light surface rubs. Stapled binding. A VERY GOOD clean example of this children's book, by the well-loved illustrator Mabel Lucie Attwell. There is a small tear to the very top edge of the last page next to the spine - a binding flaw where the binder's glue has attached the edge of the page to the rear pastedown, next to the spine only. Contains the story 'The Boo-Boos and Father Christmas'. Unpaginated, but 21pp, including title pg. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 18.5cm. 101678 
Price: 35.00 GBP

 
 
6 Alice in Wonderland: With Three Dimensional Pop-Up Scences (Fairy-Tale Pop-Ups)
Adapted from the story by Lewis Carroll ; illustrated by Maria Taylor Tango Books 2014 1857078144 / 9781857078145 Hardcover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
In excellent, near fine, as new condition, but the front cover has faded very slightly. A stunning 3D pop-up scene version of Alice in Wonderland. Beautiful design. RRP. £16.99. 304131 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
21 Mr. Popper's Penguins
Atwater, Richard and Florence ; with illustrations by Robert Lawson Little, Brown and Company Boston 1938 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Lawson, Robert 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. First edition. The cloth boards have heavy foxing, with a few other minor grubby marks. The book has fared much better inside. There is some light foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges, there is a small brown grubby mark to the outer closed textblock foredge affecting the margin edges of approx. 8 pages. Small light brown grubby mark to the top margin edge of the last 2 pages. A little light foxing to the endpapers. The pages are otherwise quite bright and clean. The binding is firm. Inner hinges are good. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. 139. Inspired the 2011 film. 106842 
Price: 45.00 GBP

 
 
7 Mrs Lather's Laundry [A Happy Families story]
Ahlberg, Allan ; Amstutz, Andre Puffin Books 2016 0141374780 / 9780141374789 Soft cover New Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
New paperback. RRP £6.99. 27.5cm. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. 306422 
Price: 6.29 GBP

 
22 Bobby Bear's Annual 1933
Aunt Kitsie Dean and Son, Ltd King Street, London 1932 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Hardback. Pictorial front board, plain grey rear board and green cloth spine. There are some stains and marks to the rear board. Some rubs and minor scratches and a small abrasion to the front board. Bruising to spine ends and rubbed corners. The binding is quite firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some foxing to the endpapers and pastedowns and a small pale brown stain to the bottom edge of the rear pastedown. Light foxing and handling marks to pages but no very grubby marks to pages. The dot-to-dot puzzle on page 60 has been done in pencil; the maze puzzle on page 73 has been done very lightly in pencil; the missing words in the puzzle story competition pages 84-86 have been done in pencil; pages 104-106 have a narrow pale brown stain to the very top edge. Other puzzle pages and colouring in pages are clean. pp. 125. A forwards lean to the spine. Overall quite a good copy of this 1933 children's annual. 308428 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
8 Mrs Vole the Vet [A Happy Families story]
Ahlberg, Allan ; Chichester Clark, Emma Puffin Books 2016 0141374837 / 9780141374833 Soft cover New Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
New paperback. RRP £6.99. 27.5cm. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. 306424 
Price: 6.29 GBP

 
23 The Cock-House Cup
Avery, Harold ; illustrated by J. Phillips Paterson Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" 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

 
 
9 Mr Tick the Teacher [A Happy Families story]
Ahlberg, Allan ; Jaques, Faith Puffin Books 2016 014137487X / 9780141374871 Soft cover New Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
New paperback. RRP £6.99. 27.5cm. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. 306423 
Price: 6.29 GBP

 
24 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 9¾ - 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

 
 
10 The Bear Nobody Wanted
Ahlberg, Janet and Allan Viking London 1992 0670839825 / 9780670839827 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In excellent near fine condition. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Slight bruising to the dust jacket edges. 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 protects the jacket against wear. 142pp. Delightful children's story. 103008 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
25 Miss Hickory [Signed Copy]
Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin ; lithographs by Ruth Gannett The Viking Press New York 1948 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Gannett, Ruth SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR
3rd printing. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Additional gift inscription to the half-title page. Grey cloth boards. Lovely illustrated endpapers - orange, black and white and black and white lithographic illustrations in the text. Cut-outs from the dust jacket are loosely inserted into the book. Slight bruising to the corners of the boards. Pages very clean except for a few light brown grubby marks to pages 10-11. 123pp. Miss Hickory is a country woman whose body was an applewood twig and whose head was a hickory nut. A delightful children's story. 026801 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
11 Sooty and Sam
Aitchen, Robert (written and illustrated by) Blackie & Son Ltd [c.1951] 1951 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Pictorial boards with a blue cloth spine. The cloth of the spine is faded in places. The boards are bowed slightly and rubbed at all corners. Some light marks to the rear board. There is a grubby mark on the bottom margin of page 5. The pages are otherwise clean. The full page illustration pages are lovely. No names, inscriptions or other writing inside. 32 pages. An illustrated story for young children - the adventures of two spaniels, Sooty and Sam. 303663 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
26 One Naughty Boy
Baker, Alan Andre Deutsch London 1989 0233980938 / 9780233980935 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Glossy laminated hardback. Nice clean condition. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Picture book story. 100920 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
12 Corporal Haggis: The Wartime Story of a Muscovy Duck [Signed by one Author]
Akers-Douglas, Frank and Julian The Book Guild Ltd Sussex 1996 1857760530 / 9781857760538 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall Signed by Author(s)
Hardback with dust jacket. Original green boards. A nice, clean copy. The binding is firm and tight. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or othermarks. Near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by Julian Akers-Douglas on the title page (no inscription / dedication). Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. 82. 106981 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
27 The Gladiator: The Secret History of Rome's Warrior Slaves [Clipper Large Print Edition]
Baker, Alan W F Howes Ltd Leicester 2007 1846320941 / 9781846320941 Soft cover Near Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Large print edition. Softback in excellent near fine, like new condition. Appears unread. 247pp. Alan Baker weaves an extraordinary, vivid picture of Roman life as his compelling and evocative history tells the story of Rome's most notable gladiators. 303036 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
13 McGowan Goes Motor Racing
Aldous, Allan ; with illustrations by Norman Keene Oxford University Press London 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Keene, Norman 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original grey cloth binding. Top of boards sl. foxed. Some lighter foxing to pages. No names or inscriptions. 1st edition. Dust jacket is price clipped. Some minor rubs and chips to dust jacket edges, and a couple of short tears, with some minor surface rubs to the front cover. 19cm. 184pp. Printed illustrations to the underside of the DJ. The DJ is supplied in a loose archival protective film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). Story about the adventures of a young sporting journalist, Garry McGowan. 1st UK edition. 024613 
Price: 14.00 GBP

 
28 The Magic Fan [Inscribed by the Author]
Baker, Keith Harcourt Childrens Books 1989 0152507507 / 9780152507503 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall The Author Inscribed By the Author
Laminated boards. Landscape format, 9" x 11.5". Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper, reads: 'For Oz, Keith Baker 1997' with original drawing of a fan by the signature. Additional name of Oz pencilled to the front endpaper. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. One night as the moon rose over the sea, a magic fan floated in the waves. This is the story of the boy who found it - and how it changed his life forever. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. 023644 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
14 Security
Amidon, Stephen Atlantic Books 2009 1843549026 / 9781843549024 First UK Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
First UK edition, first printing. Original blue boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, fine condition. Appears unread. 365pp. Security is a timely, wry, and riveting story of adults and children, secret lives and civic culture, suspicion and sexual hysteria. It confirms Stephen Amidon as a master of the art of the novel and one of the foremost chroniclers of modern life. 053237 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
29 Animal Friends: A Story of the Pets of the Zoo (The Library of Animal Friends, Volume Twelve)
Baldry, A. F. H. ; with 21 photographs Arrowsmith London 1931 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Original blue cloth, with red ruled upper board and red titles. Some light splash marks to the rear board. Boards are faded / discoloured at the spine. Spine ends rubbed. The binding is firm. No names or inscriptions. Some foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and sporadic foxing spots to pages throughout (heavier to first and last few pages). A good copy of an uncommon book. pp. 125, plates. 309430 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
15 The Ugly Duckling [Edmund Ward Lyn series]
Andersen, Hans Christian (arranged from the story by ) ; illustrations by Rene Cloke Edmund Ward [c. 1943] Leicester 1943 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall Cloke, Rene 
Hardback. Pictorial boards with cloth spine. Stapled binding. The binding is firm and the staples are very good; just a hint of rust at the centrefold but not very much at all. The boards are lightly rubbed but clean. Cloth spine has faded. Very brief inscription at the top edge of the title page - just a name and Xmas 1943 in neat writing. Pages are clean; lightly handled, light creasing. Delightful Rene Cloke illustrations. pp. 20. 106868 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
30 The Link & Other Stories of the Great Festivals
Baldwin, Mary Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK) London 1918 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Hilton, A. A. 
Decorative cloth. A few light marks to the boards. Titles rubbed on the spine. A contemporary (dated 1918) gift inscription written on the f.e.p. Colour frontis. illustration. Binding is a bit weak in a couple of places but still holds and all pages are bound in (none loose). A handful of handling marks / grubby marks in the margins (not many - most pages clean). pp. iii, 63. Little book of religious stories; 7 stories including The Link (Christmas); Daddy's Story (Good Friday); A Little Sister of the King (Ascension Day); and others. 011514 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
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