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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 Nursery Rhymes [Tell-a-tale Books Series, TT5]
Altson, Louise (illustrated by) Whitman Publishing Co. 1945 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" 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

2 The Fancy Dress Ball
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

17 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

3 Toys (New Colour Photo Books No. S1)
E. J. Arnold & Son Limited Leeds 1963 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" 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

18 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 6¾ - 7¾" 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

4 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

19 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 9¾ - 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

5 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

20 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 9¾ - 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

6 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" - 5¾" 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

21 Letters to Young Fly-Fishers
Aston, Sir George Philip Allan & Co., Ltd London 1926 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" 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

7 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

22 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

8 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 6¾ - 7¾" 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

23 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 9¾ - 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

9 Camberwick Green Nursery Rhymes No 3
Adby, Pete (illustrated by) Dean & Son, Ltd London 1969 0603015166 / 9780603015168 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 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

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 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

25 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 7¾ - 9¾" 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

11 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

26 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 - 5¾" 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

12 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

27 The Wolf, The Duck and the Mouse
Barnett, Mac (written by) ; Klassen, Jon (illustrated by) Walker Books 2017 1406377791 / 9781406377798 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
New hardback, with dust jacket. First impression. Early one morning a mouse met a wolf and was quickly gobbled up...When a woeful mouse is swallowed up by a wolf, he quickly learns he is not alone: a duck has already set up digs and, boy, has that duck got it figured out! Turns out it's pretty nice inside the belly of the beast - there's delicious food, elegant table settings and, best of all, dancing. And there's something more: no more fear of being eaten by a wolf! Life's not so bad, considering the alternatives. That is, until a hunter shows up. 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. 307175 
Price: 11.69 GBP

13 Puss in Boots
Ainsworth, Ruth Purnell and Sons Limited 1978 0361039468 / 9780361039468 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" 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

28 Camberwick Green Time For Bed Stories
Based on the characters created by Gordon Murray for the BBC TV Programme ; stories and illustrations by John Leeder Dean and Son 1975 0603015999 / 9780603015991 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9> - 12" tall 
Glazed pictorial boards. Sewn binding, which is slightly weakened at the base of the spine. No names or inscriptions. The front pastedown has a small grubby mark and a biro line mark, about one inch long. The book has a musty odour. Children's picture book. Unpaginated. 103167 
Price: 8.00 GBP

14 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

29 Instructions to Young Stamp Collectors
Bateman, Robert Museum Press Limited 1960 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" 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

15 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

30 Whither the Theatre....? A letter to a young playwright
Bax, Clifford Home & Van Thal Ltd London 1945 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Grey cloth boards. Slim booklet-style publication. Brief inscription and date on the f.e.p. 32pp. Some foxing to the dust jacket, which is supplied by us in a loose protective clear film sleeve. 303616 
Price: 6.00 GBP

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