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1 Piggies' Week End Camp [Pop-up book, No. 1 in the Treasure Hour series]
Murray Sales and Service Co 63 St Paul's Road, London Soft cover Good Book 48mo - over 3 - 4" tall 
n.d. Small children's pop up book from the Murray Sales and Service Co Treasure Hour Series; the first book in the series. Card covers with four pop-up card pages. The pop ups are in good condition though there is a repair to the underside of the spine hinge of the first pop up. The interior of the book, i.e the undersides of the pages, also have some marks from old damp exposure. There are a few light marks to the four pop-ups. Some light creasing to the covers and minor rubs to cover edges. 16.5 x 10cm. 105580 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
16 Sooty and Sam
Aitchen, Robert (written and illustrated by) Blackie & Son Ltd [c.1951] 1951 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" 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

 
 
2 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 9 - 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

 
17 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 6" - 7" Keene, Norman 
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

 
 
3 The Fancy Dress Bell
Sandle's | A Sandle Book London 1973 Soft cover Very Good Book 32mo - over 4 - 5" tall 
A little young children's book, 16pp including title page. 11.7 x 10.2cm. Pictorial card cover. Rubbed at the spine edges and corners. A slight flattened crease to the front cover. Stapled binding, the staples have rusted. Small rust marks around the staples in the centrefold. The pages are otherwise nice and clean. A sweet little 1970s children's book. 304988 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
18 Nursery Rhymes [Tell-a-tale Books Series, TT5]
Altson, Louise (illustrated by) Whitman Publishing Co. 1945 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Cream boards with simple line illustrations and titles in green on the front board. The book and dust jacket are both in very good, clean condition. A brief gift inscription written on the front flap of the dust jacket. Front flap price clipped. Slim unpaginated 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. 306351 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
4 Toys (New Colour Photo Books No. S1)
E. J. Arnold & Son Limited Leeds 1963 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Slim stapled booklet format, limp covers. Very scarce little booklet. Similar in style to a ladybird book but shorter; fewer pages. Educational series for very young children. This book features a picture of a toy on each page with the name underneath printed in clear lowercase text. Printed on-sided to prevent distraction, so when you turn the page you only see one image. 11 toys are featured - tricycle, roundabout, golliwog, Noah's ark, doll's house, pedal car, wigwam, doll and tea-set, jig-saw puzzle, cooking set, puppets. In very good, clean condition. No names or inscriptions. 17.5 x 15cm. 106619 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
19 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 9 - 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

 
 
5 Baby Donkey (A Birks-craft rag book)
A Birks-craft production Bancroft & Co (Publishers) Ltd | Delrosa Soft cover Good Book 32mo - over 4 - 5" tall 
Washable linen cloth children's rag book. n.d. c.1950s. 8 pages including covers. Illustrator unknown. Stitched at the spine. Frayed pinked edges. Faded. Pages clean. 4.5 x 4.5 inches. 102017 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
20 The Little Mermaid [Mini edition in card slipcase]
Andersen, Hans Christian ; with pictures by Lisbeth Zwerger ; translated and retold by Anthea Bell Michael Neugebauer Publishing Ltd 2010 9881915236 / 9789881915238 Hardcover Fine Slipcase Near Fine Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Excellent fine condition copy, as new, in a very near fine thin card slipcase. Lovely edition of this classic fairy tale. 103118 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
6 Baby Puppy (A Birks-craft rag book)
A Birks-craft production Bancroft & Co (Publishers) Ltd | Delrosa Soft cover Good Book 32mo - over 4 - 5" tall 
Washable linen cloth children's rag book. n.d. c.1950s. 8 pages including covers. Illustrator unknown. Stitched at the spine. Frayed pinked edges. Faded and with a few minor marks to pages. 4.5 x 4.5 inches. 0 102016 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
21 Young Writers Write and Shine Warwickshire
Andrew, Sarah (ed.) Poetry Now Peterborough 1995 1857315626 / 9781857315622 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - 8" Tall 
Small mark to page edges, otherwise VG condition.. Dust jacket spine faded - the DJ is now protected in a loose removable film sleeve. 177pp. 024947 
Price: 6.50 GBP

 
 
7 Poems of Ye Citie, with Manie Another Dittie
A Citie Barde Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Limited 1895 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall 
Blue cloth binding. Endpapers browned and with some rubs to the spine. 96pp. Price on the front board of 2/-. 'Poems of ye Citie, With manie another dittie;, And Prose by ye smae writer, To suit ye young reciter.' 1895. 024229 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
22 Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain
Ardizzone, Edward Frances Lincoln Children's Books 2005 1845074564 / 9781845074562 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In excellent, clean and tight, very near fine condition. In the first title of the beloved Little Tim series, a small boy wants to be a sailor, but his parents say he is much too young. Tim grabs the chance to stow away on a steamer, but little does he expect the hard work, stormy sea and sinking ship to come! Slim unpaginated 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. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309106 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
8 American Short Stories
Abrahams, William (introduced by) ; Gulla, Paul (illustrated by) The Folio Society London 1997 Hardcover Very Good No Slipcase Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
A very slight faded / pale mark to the front board. Lacks slipcase. Otherwise in very good, clean condition. Binding firm and tight. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks inside. Printed on Ibis Wove paper and bound in full cloth using a design by Malcolm Harvey Young. pp. xvii, 436. 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. 305503 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
23 The Young Ardizzone: An Autobiographical Fragment
Ardizzone, Edward Studio Vista Limited London 1970 0289797721 / 9780289797723 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Ardizzone, Edward 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. A number written in tiny, neat writing (in ink) at the top edge of the front endpaper. The binding is firm and pages are clean. Original green boards. The boards are lightly bruised at the edges. The dust jacket is also lightly bruised at the edges, and has a short tear to the bottom edge of the back cover. Front flap not price clipped. Some light foxing to top outer closed textblock page edge; no other foxing to page edges or pages. pp. 144. 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). 308997 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
 
9 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

 
24 Letters to Young Fly-Fishers
Aston, Sir George Philip Allan & Co., Ltd London 1926 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
First edition. Original blue boards. Rubs to the corners and spine edges, exposing the boards in a couple of places. Previous owner's signature in pencil on the front endpaper. In generally good condition inside but there is a loose plate, facing p. 70. Light handling marks to a few page margins but pages are mostly clean and binding fairly firm. pp. xii, 154. An acceptable reading copy; not a collector's copy. 105005 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
10 Ananse and the Sky God (Ladybird Read it Yourself, Level 5. Series 777).
Adapted by Fran Hunia from the traditional tale ; illustrated by Angie Sage Ladybird Books Ltd Loughborough 1980 0721405290 / 9780721405292 Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Pictorial matt covers. ISBN and barcode on the back cover, with printed price of 60p. In excellent, barely used condition. Slight bumps to each end of the spine only. No names, inscriptions or other marks. 51pp. 102661 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
25 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 6 - 7" 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

 
 
11 Camberwick Green Nursery Rhymes No 3
Adby, Pete (illustrated by) Dean & Son, Ltd London 1969 0603015166 / 9780603015168 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Glazed pictorial boards. A very nice clean copy of this scarce Camberwick Green book. Pages all clean, though browned at the edges. The sewn binding is in really good condition. The only two flaws are that Paddy Murphy's eyes on the front pastedown illustration have been coloured in and the rear pastedown illustration has been torn, with about an inch missing from the bottom of the picture. Considering that it is usually the binding that becomes weak with these picture books I would still classify it as a near VG copy. Published around the same time as Chigley was first aired on TV (Camberwick Green was first shown in 1966). Unpaginated. Slim children's picture book. 102045 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
26 Brief Lives by John Aubrey
Aubrey, John ; a selection based upon existing contemporary portraits edited by Richard Barber The Folio Society London 1994 Hardcover Very Good No Slipcase Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
8th printing of this Folio Society edition. In very good, clean condition but lacks slipcase. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Printed on Hamilton Wove paper and bound in Berkeley cloth blocked with a design by Malcolm Harvey Young. pp. 324. 305513 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
12 Mrs Lather's Laundry [A Happy Families story]
Ahlberg, Allan ; Amstutz, Andre Puffin Books 2016 0141374780 / 9780141374789 Soft cover New Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
New paperback. RRP 6.99. 27.5cm. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. 306422 
Price: 6.29 GBP

 
27 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

 
 
13 Mrs Vole the Vet [A Happy Families story]
Ahlberg, Allan ; Chichester Clark, Emma Puffin Books 2016 0141374837 / 9780141374833 Soft cover New Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
New paperback. RRP 6.99. 27.5cm. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. 306424 
Price: 6.29 GBP

 
28 One Day on our Blue Planet: in the Savannah
Bailey, Ella Flying Eye Books Great Eastern Street, London 2015 1909263567 / 9781909263567 First Edition Hardcover New No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Pictorial boards. No dust jacket, as published. First printing. New hardback. RRP. 11.99. Beautiful children's picture book about the lions and other animals of the african savannah. 304460 
Price: 10.19 GBP

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

 
29 Tales for Tinies (Dean's Rag Book No. 288 - Dean's 6d Patent Rag Books Series 1)
Banks, Margaret Ethel (illustrated by) Dean's Rag Book Co. Ltd [c. 1934] 1934 Soft cover Fine Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall Banks, Margaret Ethel 
Small child's rag book / cloth book, in excellent fine condition - never used. There is the slightest wrinkle in the front cover but this doesn't detract. This rag book is pristine and the cloth stiff and feels starched. No publication date. This particular title was printed by Dean's between 1932-1936 so it falls within those dates. 137 x 112mm. Pinked (serrated) edges. Orange stitching to the spine. Printed in 8 colours. With 8 cloth pages including the covers. Folded advertising leaflet for Dean's Rag Books loosely enclosed. This title includes images from two slightly earlier Dean's titles - no. 263 Wee Friends, illustrated by Vera Bowyer, and no. 274 Jolly Jingles, illustrated by Phyllis Cooper. As fresh, bright and clean as the day it was printed - very uncommon in this condition. 308813 
Price: 50.00 GBP

 
 
15 Puss in Boots
Ainsworth, Ruth Purnell and Sons Limited 1978 0361039468 / 9780361039468 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Reprint. Slim booklet with stapled binding and pictorial card covers. Some light creases to the covers. Some discolouration / darkening just inside the covers. Pages themselves are bright and clean and free from creases. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 20pp. 306294 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
30 The Story of Little Black Sambo
Bannerman, Helen Chatto and Windus London 1979 0701100222 / 9780701100223 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall 
Glazed pictorial boards. A number of little indentations and light scratches to the boards. Little rubs to the spine ends. Some pale / slightly grubby handling marks to pages; no heavy marks. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Flattened crease near the spine to the first few pages and some light handling creases to pages. Not a collector's copy but a good reading copy. 61pp. 306854 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
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