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1 One Fat Englishman, A Novel
Amis, Kingsley Victor Gollancz Ltd London 1963 First Edition Hardcover Good Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original red boards. On the front pastedown is a date stamp sheet (as in a library book) with two dates stamped. Opposite, on the front endpaper is a short shelving number written in black pen. No other marks, labels or any other library signs. No other names or inscriptions. The yellow Gollancz dust jacket is bright and in very good condition. A small grey-ish mark to the spine of the dust jacket only. Front flap not price clipped. 192pp. 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. 306741 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
16 Hurrah for Mary Mouse [Strip Book]
Blyton, Enid ; with illustrations by Olive F. Openshaw Brockhampton Press Leicester 1959 Soft cover Very Good Book 64mo - up to 3" tall 
First published in 1951; this is a new abridged edition from c. 1959. The original full edition was illustrated with 124 numbered frames and this new abridged edition has 90 frames (not numbered). Yellow pictorial covers, with clown driving red car and with red cloth spine. Red and black illustrations. There are two small brown marks on the front cover and a few small brown marks on the back cover. Pages are tanned, if darkened. Binding firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Flattened crease to the top corner of the title page. Price of 1/- on the back cover. Illustrations are not credited to Olive F. Openshaw (unlike the original edition where they are credited to her) but they are the same illustrations and the last frame bears her printed signature. 105258 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
2 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

 
17 Mary Mouse to the Rescue [Strip Book]
Blyton, Enid ; with illustrations by Olive F. Openshaw The Brockhampton Press Ltd 1954 Soft cover Good Book 64mo - up to 3" tall 
Edition unknown. There is no indication on this copy to help date it to being either a first edition or a later reprint. Yellow pictorial covers with red titles and red spine, with rust from the binding staples just showing through the red spine. Covers are quite heavily creased, as is the title page. Some lighter creasing and occasional light handling marks (a few small marks in margins) to pages generally. One page has a c. 1cm tear to the bottom edge of the page. Binding firm. No names or inscriptions. Red and black illustrations, pictured in 124 numbered frames. No list of other titles in the series either inside or on the back cover. Back cover has some grubby marks. 105260 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
3 Pride and Prejudice [Penguin Clothbound Classics]
Austen, Jane ; edited with an introduction by Vivien Jones, with the original Penguin Classics introduction by Tony Tanner Penguin Classics London 2008 0141040343 / 9780141040349 Hard Cover New No Jacket 8vo - over 7 
Brand new hardback. A new, fine, copy. Penguin clothbound classics edition, with covers designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith. 27th printing of this Penguin edition. With yellow ribbon page marker. pp. xlii, 435. 20.5cm tall. BK0022 
Price: 14.99 GBP

 
18 The Testing
Bolton, Melvin Victor Gollancz Ltd London 1987 0575040580 / 9780575040588 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
An excellent, near fine book in very good, yellow Gollancz, price clipped dust jacket. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 184pp. 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. 303737 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
4 Movement, Awareness and Creativity
Bartal, Lea ; Ne'Eman, Nira Souvenir Press 1975 0285621556 / 9780285621558 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original black boards. Yellow lettering on the spine of the dust jacket is faded. The book and dust jacket are otherwise in very good, clean condition. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket not price clipped. 179pp. 104244 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
19 Cell 23 - Shanghai
Bonnichon, Andre Catholic Social Guild Oxford 1955 Soft cover Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Small booklet / pamphlet with rusted stapled binding - booklet has detached from yellow paper covers. Some rubs and marks to the covers and some handling creasing to the pages. Pages clean. Interesting account of the author's time spent in a Chinese prison in 1953-54. 32pp. 105423 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
5 Instructions to Young Stamp Collectors
Bateman, Robert Museum Press Limited 1960 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Reprint; was first published in 1958. Publisher's original pale yellow boards. In very good clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks and the binding is nice and firm. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed at the edges and has a short tear to the top edge. pp. 111. The DJ is supplied in a loose protective clear film sleeve. 017048 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
20 The Anatomy of Regional Activity Rates AND Regional Social Accounts for the United Kingdom (National Institute of Economic and Social Research, Regional Papers I)
Bowers, John; Woodward, V. H. Cambridge University Press 1970 0521077192 / 9780521077194 Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Paperback. Yellow covers. A little light creasing to the cover corners. In otherwise very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. xiv, 176. 021211 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
6 Collins Girls' Annual
Bayley, Viola ; Chappell, Mollie ; Shaw, Jane ; et al. Collins London and Glasgow Hardcover Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 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

 
21 Let's Count (Dean's Rag Book No. 275 - Dean's 6d Patent Rag Books Series 1)
Bowyer, Vera (illustrated by) Dean's Rag Book Co. Ltd [c. 1930] 1930 Soft cover Fine Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall Bowyer, Vera 
Small child's rag book / cloth book, in very fine condition - never used. This rag book is pristine and the cloth stiff and feels starched. No publication date. This particular title was printed by Dean's between 1930-1932 so it falls within those dates. 140 x 112mm. Pinked (serrated) edges. Yellow stitching to the spine. Printed in 8 colours. With 10 cloth pages including the covers. Folded advertising leaflet for Dean's Rag Books loosely enclosed. As fresh, bright and clean as the day it was printed - very uncommon in this condition. 308814 
Price: 55.00 GBP

 
 
7 Sunrise to Sunset
Bell, Adrian John Lane The Bodley Head London 1944 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Original orange / yellow boards. A slight forwards lean to the spine. Name and date and a number written in pen on the front endpaper. Printed on war economy standard paper which has significantly browned with age. The binding is firm. The dust jacket has some light marks, some rubs and small chips to the edges. The dust jacket was printed on the reverse of the jacket of another book - The Ginger Cat Mystery by Robin Forsythe. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 192. 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. (Books photographed without the protective cover, to avoid reflections). 107042 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
22 The Memory of Mankind: British Museum Review 2002/2004
Boyd, John (foreword by) The British Museum London 2004 Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback. Yellow cloth spine with grey boards overlaid. Very small rubs to a couple of corners. Otherwise excellent condition. Clean and tight. Unmarked. 72pp. 306707 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
8 The Freaks of Mayfair
Benson, E. F. ; with illustrations by George Plank The Folio Society London 2009 Hardcover Fine Slipcase Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Both the book and slipcase are in excellent, fine condition. Barely opened; appears unread. pp. vii, 148. Printed on Abbey Wove paper and bound in yellow cloth printed with an illustration by George Plank. 103055 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
23 Insect Emporium
Brooks, Susie ; Cooper, Dawn Red Shed Egmont 2016 1405283408 / 9781405283403 First Edition Hardcover New New Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
New hardback, in excellent fine condition. Include a Limited Edition Print which can be found at the back of the book, just inside the back cover. RRP 12.99. Open up this treasure trove of insects and immerse yourself in a wondrous collection of creatures as nature unfolds around you. Hidden amongst the foliage you'll spy splashes of purple, orange, yellow, green and blue as a cloud of grasshoppers spring into action. And as you wander through, listen out for the buzzing of bees and the flitter of wings as caterpillars transform into a flutter of moths and butterflies. Then pause to admire the twinkling from the fireflies and glow-worms, and remember that your magical journey into this enchanting secret world has only just begun...This beautiful collection of insects contains a limited edition print of Dawn Cooper's gorgeous illustrations, sumptuous gold foil on the jacket and engaging information, making it a glorious gift book that will appeal to anyone who loved Animalium, The Wonder Garden or Creaturepedia. 61pp. A beautifully illustrated picture book, for children and adults alike. 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. 306265 
Price: 11.69 GBP

 
 
9 The Spirits of the Yellow Leaves
Bernatzik, Hugo Adolf; with the collaboration of Emmy Bernatzik ; translated into English by E. W. Dickes Robert Hale Limited London 1958 Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original blue boards. There are some very pale marks to the front board (only visible in good light). The binding is firm and pages clean though there are a few minor foxing spots to outer closed textblock page edges. 222pp. The dust jacket is worn - grubby grey-ish marks to the back cover, rubs to edges, short tears and some loss to the top edge of the front cover and the bottom edge of the back cover. 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 protects the jacket against wear. 105302 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
24 The Lifeboat Fish (Antelope Books)
Broome, Dora ; illustrated by Robert Hunt Hamish Hamilton London 1958 Hardcover Good Fair Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Hunt, Robert 
Hardback with dust. Second impression, May 195; was first published in 1957. Original yellow boards, with titles in blue. The boards are discoloured at the edges, corners and spine ends, corresponding with loss to the dust jacket. The binding is firm and pages are clean. Minor foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges; more noticeable to the top edge. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. 95. The dust jacket is worn and torn - rubs, creases, tears, and some loss to the spine ends, edges and corners. A couple of red biro ticks on the rear dust jacket flap. Front flap not price clipped. Some scribbles to the front cover of the dust jacket in blue biro and some abrasions to the surface of the back cover of the jacket. 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. 308172 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
 
10 Andy Pandy's Playhouse (Andy Pandy Book 26)
Bird, Maria ; illustrated by Matvyn Wright Brockhampton Press Leicester 0340030461 / 9780340030462 Soft cover Very Good Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall 
Not a first edition. This copy is 1969 or later as it has an isbn number on the back cover. Stapled binding. Yellow spine. It's in really good clean condition. A nice copy of this hard-to-find Andy Pandy book. There is a slight flattened crease to the top corner of the back cover. Really pristine inside. Unmarked. 5.5 x 5.25 inches. 102105 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
25 Country Holiday (A Puffin Picture Book, No. 33)
Brown, Margaret Scott ; Dowd, Leo P. Puffin | Penguin Books [c. 1945] 1945 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Date of publication not stated but this is the third edition of c. April 1945; first published in April 1944. 31pp. Slim stapled booklet. In very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. A very small flattened crease to the bottom corner of the front cover. Clean and tight. Price of one shilling inside the front cover and titles listed from no. 4 to no. 58. Girl on the front cover has a plain yellow dress with orange collar. Staples at centrefold have slightly rusted but no marks or corrosion to surrounding paper. A super copy. 105775 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
11 Five Have Plenty of Fun (the fourteenth Famous Five adventure story)
Blyton, Enid ; illustrated by Eileen Soper Hodder and Stoughton London 1964 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Sixth impression, 1964; first published in 1955. Original red boards. Lacks dust jacket. There is a previous owner's inked address stamp on the title page. There is a small pink felt pen mark in the margin of p. 98 and a very small amount of colouring in with yellow felt pen to the illustration on p. 123. Some foxing spots to the outer closed textblock edges. Binding is firm and sound. Despite the colouring, still a good solid reading copy. 183pp. 104804 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
26 Scotland's Burning
Burt, Nathaniel Victor Gollancz Limited London 1953 First UK Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original red boards. No names or inscriptions. Some heavy foxing to endpapers and first and last few pages. Lighter foxing to outer closed textblock page edges. The binding is firm. Yellow Gollancz dust jacket is dulled / darkened, with some light marks and minor rubs to the edges. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. 300. 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. 039461 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
12 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

 
27 The Camera: 'How it Works' (A Ladybird Book, Series 654)
Carey, David ; with illustrations by B. H. Robinson Ladybird Books Ltd Loughborough 1970 0721402550 / 9780721402550 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Matt pictorial boards. Not a first edition; this is a later printing from c. 1982-3, with the later style boards (they differ from the first edition). Boards are matt black, with yellow panel to the back cover, yellow cog bottom left and titles in white. The boards are slightly bowed, with a slight outward curve. A little rubbed at the spine ends and spine edges and there is a really small hole in the front board (as though from a compass point) which has not gone right through the front board but looks as though it has when viewed from the front. Clean and tight inside. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. No handling creases to pages. Printed ISBN number, barcode and price of 60p on the back cover. 52pp. 105271 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
13 Fifth Formers of St. Clare's: The sixth book of St. Clare's
Blyton, Enid ; illustrated by W. Lindsay Cable Methuen and Co. Ltd London 1951 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Cable, W. Lindsay 
Hardback, no dust jacket. 5th edition; was first published in 1945. In fair to good condition. Original yellow boards; the boards are quite marked - no heavy stains but lots of lighter marks / general greying. Foxing to the top outer closed textblock page edge. Just visible erased coloured pencil name from the top edge of the front endpaper. Another previous owner's name written in pen on the half-title page. Some COLOURING IN to illustrations (two of them). pp. 162. A good reading copy. 308562 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
28 Marmaduke and the Elephant
Chapman, Elizabeth ; with pictures by Eccles Williams Brockhampton Press Leicester 1959 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original yellow boards with red titles to the spine. Very light bruising to the spine ends. A gift inscription written on the reverse of the front endpaper. Pale foxing speckles to outer closed textblock edges and to endpapers. There is a small, pale, grubby mark in the margin of p.9. Pages are otherwise bright and clean and the binding is nice and firm. Two numbers (old prices) written in pen at the top edge of the front endpaper and crossed out. The dust jacket is rubbed at the edges, has a short tear at the head of the spine and a tear and minor loss to the top edge of the back cover. Front flap not price clipped. 88pp. 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. 306464 
Price: 36.00 GBP

 
 
14 Little Mary Mouse Again [Strip Book]
Blyton, Enid ; pictures by Olive F. Openshaw The Brockhampton Press Ltd Leicester 1944 Soft cover Good Book 64mo - up to 3" tall 
First published in 1944; this is a c. 1949 reprint. Previous owner's name and address written in biro inside the front cover. Yellow cloth spine with rusted staples and marks showing through. Some slightly grubby light marks to the covers. Two short pen line marks to the back cover. Covers are lightly creased. A well-read copy, with darkened / thumbed page edges and cover wear, as already described; but the pages themselves are in nice, clean condition. Illustrations are blue and black and this is the full edition of 124 numbered frames. There is a list of titles on the reverse of the title page, listing 8 titles altogether, with this as number 3 and the last title being 'Hurrah! For Mary Mouse'. Printed price of 1/- on the front cover. There were 23 different Mary Mouse books published in this strip book format altogether. 14.5cm x 7cm. 104694 
Price: 16.50 GBP

 
29 Alias The Saint
Charteris, Leslie Hodder and Stoughton London Hardcover Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Date not stated but this is the 13th edition, which is c. 1940; this Saint novel was first published in 1931. Original red boards, lightly rubbed at spine ends, edges and corners. The binding is firm but there has been a small repair / reinforcement to the bottom 2.5cm of the rear inner hinge (sympathetic repair in an off-white paper repair tissue or tape). Pages are slightly tanned. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is worn at the edges, with rubs, short tears, and approx. 1cm of loss at both the head and tail of the spine. pp. 316. 18.2cm tall. 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). 309272 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
15 Five on a Treasure Island
Blyton, Enid ; with illustrations by Eileen A. Soper Hodder and Stoughton London 1948 Hardcover Good Poor Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Fifth impression; first published September 1942. Original cream boards. Hardback with incomplete dust jacket. A slight forwards lean to the spine, bruising to spine ends and small bumps to the corners. Some small light foxing spots to outer closed textblock edges. The binding is nice and firm. Pages are mostly clean but there are a couple of light marks - pale mark to the top margin of p. 76, a few pale marks in the margins of p. 144-149 and a small yellow mark to the rear endpaper. The dust jacket is worn and torn - bottom third missing of the front cover, further tears, creasing, rubs and chips with some marks to the back cover. 191pp. 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. 105557 
Price: 50.00 GBP

 
30 Saint Errant
Charteris, Leslie Hodder and Stoughton Limited London 1953 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. 2nd impression. Original blue boards. In very good, clean condition. A lean to the spine and light foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. No names or inscriptions. Yellow dust jacket has a couple of short tears and some tiny rubs and chips to the edges, plus number 28 in small neat writing (biro) on the spine of the dust jacket. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 190. 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). 309263 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
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