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151 Claudine at St. Clare's: The Fifth Story of St. Clare's
Blyton, Enid ; illustrated by W. Lindsay Cable Methuen Children's Books London 1948 Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
3rd edition; 1st published 1944. Significantly faded and marked orange boards, rubbed at edges, cloth frayed at spine ends, a faint scribble on the front board. Prize presentation bookplate on the front endpaper, with some more writing on the f.e.p. and pastedown. A few grubby handling marks in page margins. 153pp. 102204 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
166 Vintage Motor Cars (Shire Classics)
Boddy, Bill Shire Library | Shire Publications Ltd 2008 0852637764 / 9780852637760 Soft cover New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New paperback. RRP 4.99. pp. 32. Illustrated throughout in black and white. 307900 
Price: 4.99 GBP

 
 
152 Claudine at St. Clare's: The fifth story of St. Clare's
Blyton, Enid ; illustrated by W. Lindsay Cable Methuen and Co. Ltd London 1953 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Cable, W. Lindsay 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Original red boards. 1953 reprint; was first published in 1944. In good condition. There is a forwards lean to the spine and foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. Light foxing to endpapers. The binding is firm. Light rubs to all edges of the boards and corners. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Indentations from old prices erased on the front endpaper. pp. 153. 308561 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
167 Paddington's Big Suitcase: 6 Favourite Picture Books in a Card Suitcase Sleeve
Bond, Michael ; illustrated by R. W. Alley HarperCollins Children's Books 2015 000815452X / 9780008154523 Soft cover New Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
New gift set. RRP. 19.99. 305031 
Price: 17.99 GBP

 
 
153 Fifth Former's of St. Clare's [The Sixth Book of St. Clare's]
Blyton, Enid ; illustrated by W. Lindsay Cable Methuen & Co., Ltd London 1955 Hardcover Good Poor Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Reprint. First edition published in 1945. This is a 7th reprint. Light brown cloth boards. The boards are very slightly bowed. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some light foxing. The dust jacket is worn and torn. There is a large tear across the front cover and spine which has been crudely repaired with sellotape on the pictorial side of the dust jacket. Further, tears, chips, rubs and minor loss to spine ends and corners. Dust jacket 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. 162pp. 103433 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
168 Came to Oxford
Bone, Gertrude ; illustrated by Muirhead Bone Basil Blackwell Oxford 1953 Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Publisher's original blue cloth. A gift inscription written on the f.e.p. (and dated 1955). Pages, including plates all in very good, clean condition. pp. ix, 133. Dust jacket is unclipped but otherwise worn - some significant loss to the back cover, plus further chips and a couple of tears. 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. 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. 103803 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
154 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

 
169 London Echoing
Bone, James Jonathan Cape Bedford Square, London 1948 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Bone, Muirhead (illustrated by) 
Hardback with dust jacket First edition. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine. There are bumps to all four corners. Boards a little faded at the top of the spine. Contents are bright and clean throughout; no foxing or other marks. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Top edge tinted blue. pp. 173, plates. The dust jacket is a little rubbed at the edges, with a couple of short tears at the top edge and short tears and creasing at the top of the spine. Flaps 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 it protects the jacket against wear. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 309413 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
155 Summer Term at St. Clare's
Blyton, Enid ; illustrated by W. Lindsay Cable Methuen & Co., Ltd London 1953 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Cable, W. Lindsay 
Hardback. Lacks dust jacket. Original blue boards with red titles. The boards are faded at the spine, have a rubbed patch to the rear board, and a few light marks. The binding is nice and firm and inner hinges are very good. Previous owner's name written neatly at the top edge of the front endpaper. A few minor thumbing marks in page margins but overall a good copy. pp. 153. 308941 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
170 The Cosy Little Farm [A Big Wonder Book, No. 3]
Bonino, Louise ; illustrated by Angela World Distributors (Manchester) Ltd. 1946 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Most likely a 1950s or 1960s printing. Glazed pictorial boards. In very good, clean condition throughout. There is a short tear and a small abrasion to the bottom edge of the last page. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 304666 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
156 Mary Mouse Goes to Sea [Strip Book]
Blyton, Enid ; illustrated with drawings by Fred White Brockhampton Press 1960 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 64mo - up to 3" tall 
First edition. Pictorial covers with red spine. In very good, clean condition throughout. Covers tight and firm. Unmarked inside. No names, inscriptions or creasing. Slight discolouration to the white parts of the covers and the pages have slightly tanned / darkened. Red and black illustrations in 94 frames (not numbered but I have counted them). A really lovely copy of this first edition. 15cm x 7cm. 105259 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
171 The Story of Our Planet
Bonney T. G. Cassell and Company, Limited 1896 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First published in 1893, this is the Cheap Edition of 1896. Original blue cloth binding. Light rubs to the board edges. A school prize bookplate, dated 1897, on the front pastedown. A later previous owner's name written in small neat writing at the top edge of the front endpaper. Some foxing to pastedowns, endpapers and to outer closed textblock edges. Some grubby marks to the rear pastedown.Top edge gilt. Foredges deckled / untrimmed. Binding firm. Illustrated with lovely colour plates with tissue guards. A few pages are uncut at the foredge. pp. xv, 592, plates, advertisements. 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. 306322 
Price: 14.50 GBP

 
 
157 The Six Bad Boys
Blyton, Enid ; with a foreword by Basil Henriques ; illustrated by Mary Gernat Lutterworth Press London 1951 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Original green boards. Minor bruising to the spine ends and the spine has faded. A gift inscription in small, neat writing on the front endpaper. Foxing and general greying to the closed textblock page edges. Pages are otherwise mostly clean, with occasional light thumbing mark. Colour frontis. illustration. pp. 176. 308557 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
172 My Father and Edward Ardizzone: A Lasting Friendship
Booth-Clibborn, Edward ; illustrated with Edward Ardizzone Christmas cards Patrick Hardy Books London 1983 074440018x / 9780744400182 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. First edition. In excellent condition. Clean and tight. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Faint imprint from an old erased pencil price mark at the top corner of the front endpaper. Front flap of the dust jacket price clipped. A brief but warm personal account by Edward Booth-Clibborn, of the long friendship between his father, Augustin Booth, and Edward Ardizzone. Illustrated with Christmas cards sent by Edward and Catherine each year. pp. 48. 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. 106068 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
158 The Further Adventures of Brer Rabbit: Being more Tales of Brer Rabbit and his friends retold from the original
Blyton, Enid ; with illustrations by Ernest Aris George Newnes, Limited London 1942 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Aris, Ernest 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. First edition. Original orange boards with black titles. The spine has faded and there is slight fading to the edges of the boards as well. Boards are quite clean. Inner hinges are good; there is a slight rub to the front inner hinge. The binding is firm. A brief gift inscription (dated 1943) at the top edge of the front endpaper and then name in child's writing underneath in pencil. Pages are mostly clean but there are a few slightly grubby handling marks in a few page margins. pp. 96. A good copy of a scarce Blyton first edition. Black and white illustrations. 106869 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
173 The Londoner's England
Bott, Alan ; 89 large plates by noted contemporary artists, including 48 lithographs of which 32 are in colour. Avalon Press and William Collins London 1948 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Contemporary watercolours and drawings of London and the home counties reproduced by colour and monochrome lithography and by half-tone. Hardback with dust jacket. Reprint; it was first published in 1947. Publisher's original green boards, with red titles. A bump to the base of the spine and tiny bumps to corners. Two previous owner's name and address stamps and name and address written on the front endpaper - all the same owner. Pages and plates are all nice and clean. The binding is firm. The dust jacket is a little rubbed at the spine ends, with a short tear to the base of the spine. Front flap not price clipped. The DJ is now protected in a loose clear film sleeve. pp. viii, 191, plates. 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. 307749 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
159 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

 
174 Coppernob Buckland
Bourne, Lawrence R. ; illustrated by Savile Lumley Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press 1925 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Date of publication not stated. Assumed first edition, 1925. Could be a later reprint. No names or inscriptions. Blue cloth. Colour frontis. illustration. Some foxing to the outer textblock edges. The dust jacket is worn at the edges, with rubs and creases and some loss at the corners and spine ends. 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). 192pp. 302812 
Price: 18.00 GBP

 
 
160 The River of Adventure
Blyton, Enid ; with illustrations by Stuart Tresilian Macmillan and Co Ltd 1955 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Tresilian, Stuart 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition but with a dust jacket from a slightly later edition. Printed price on the front flap of the DJ of 11s 6d. net (with a printed strikethrough of earlier price of 10s 6d net). Pictorial cloth. There are some grubby marks to the boards (no heavy stains), a forwards lean to the spine and the cloth is worn quite thin at the spine. A small rub to the bottom edge of the front board and light rubs to corners. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. There are a few minor grubby handling marks to page margins and some marks to outer closed textblock page edges. The binding is firm and hinges good. The dust jacket has an old tape repair to the underside, several tears and quite a long tear the front flap join; small chips to the edges, with some minor loss, and the jacket is a little faded at the spine. Although the printed price is still present, the bottom corner of the front dust jacket flap has been clipped. pp. viii, 277. 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. 307709 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
175 Trouble for Tembo
Bourne, Lesley ; illustrated by Monica Walker The Brockhampton Press | Dolphin Books Leicester 1958 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Walker, Monica 
Hardback with dust jacket. Pictorial glazed boards with matching dust jacket. First edition. Dolphin Books series. In very good condition. The binding is firm and pages are bright except for foxing to the top closed textblock page edge and just a couple of foxing spots to the title page. No names or inscriptions. Pages are free from creasing. The dust jacket has a few light rubs to the edges. pp. 32. 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. 107003 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
161 Enid Blyton's Magical Stories: Grandreams edition Volumes 1-4. Volume 1 A Tale of the Blue-Eyed Cat, and The Beautiful Pattern; Volume 2 The Spelling Spell, and The Talking Shoes; Volume 3 In The King's Shoes, and The Smelly Little Dog; Volume 4 Magic in the Playroom, and The Magic Treacle Jug
Blyton, Enid; illustrated by Pam Storey Grandreams | Robert Frederick Limited Bath 2004 0755440323 / 9780755440320 Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
4 hardback volumes, in excellent near fine condition. All clean, tight and unmarked. A couple of them have a tiny bump to a corner. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. 55; 55; 55; 55. A HEAVY set - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this set costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 306705 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
176 A Girl's Life Eighty Years Ago: Selections from the Letters of Eliza Southgate Bowne
Bowne, Eliza Southgate ; with an introduction by Clarence Cook Chapman and Hall London 1888 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Illustrated with portraits. Cloth. The binding can only be described as 'grubby' / greyed / discoloured etc. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Frontis. portrait lacks tissue guard; further portraits throughout, all with tissue guards. Some scattered foxing. pp. xii, 239. 302032 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
 
162 Enid Blyton's Foxglove Story Book
Blyton, Enid; with illustrations by Hilda Boswell, Grace Lodge, Dorothy Hall, and others John Gifford Ltd [c. 1955] Charing Cross Road, London Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback. No dust jacket. Publication date not stated but is c. 1955 [ref. British Library and Enid Blyton Society]. Pictorial paper covered boards, with pink spine. Lightly bruised spine ends. Light rubs to the spine and more heavy rubs to the corners, exposing the boards. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The binding is nice and firm. Pages are clean. Full page colour plates and board illustrations by Hilda Boswell. A nice copy. 128pp. 105674 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
177 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

 
 
163 Vintage Motor Cars (Shire Classics)
Boddy, Bill Shire Library | Shire Publications Ltd 2008 0852637764 / 9780852637760 Soft cover New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New paperback. RRP 4.99. pp. 32. Illustrated throughout in black and white. 307909 
Price: 4.99 GBP

 
178 Toby, Peetie, Harry and Fred Were Here
Boyle, Vera ; illustrated by Michael Charlton Macmillan London 1981 0333315294 / 9780333315293 First Edition Hard Cover Good Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original orange boards. No names or inscriptions. Some foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. A couple of foxing spots to pages (not many). A water stain-type mark to the top edge of the back cover of the dust jacket, approx. 6cm x 1.5cm. Dust jacket not price clipped. 114pp. 026682 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
164 Vintage Motor Cars (Shire Classics)
Boddy, Bill Shire Library | Shire Publications Ltd 2008 0852637764 / 9780852637760 Soft cover New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New paperback. RRP 4.99. pp. 32. Illustrated throughout in black and white. 307910 
Price: 4.99 GBP

 
179 Naughty Children, an anthology
Brand, Christianna (compiled by) ; illustrated by Edward Ardizzone Victor Gollancz Ltd London 1962 First Edition Hardcover Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Ardizzone, Edward 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. 'Every entry has been tried on a carefully selected, reasonably naughty, child, and if it failed to entertain, rejected out of hand.' Publisher's original pale blue boards; slightly faded at the spine ends and very edges of the boards. Lightly bruised spine ends. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. There is some quite heavy foxing to the top outer closed textblock page edge, which also affects the top margins of some pages. Lighter foxing spots to the outer closed textblock foredge and to the dust jacket. The dust jacket is slightly darkened / tanned at the spine, has light rubs to edges and a few light brown marks to the back cover. A short nick to the top edge of the back cover. Front flap of the dust jacket has been price clipped. pp. 318. 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. 106709 
Price: 45.00 GBP

 
 
165 Vintage Motor Cars (Shire Classics)
Boddy, Bill Shire Library | Shire Publications Ltd 2008 0852637764 / 9780852637760 Soft cover New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New paperback. RRP 4.99. pp. 32. Illustrated throughout in black and white. 307899 
Price: 4.99 GBP

 
180 Wild Animals of the South
Braun, Dieter Flying Eye Books London 2017 1909263974 / 9781909263970 First UK Edition Hardcover New No Jacket Book 
Beautifully produced and illustrated book from Flying Eye. RRP. 20.00. Brand new. Excellent, fine condition. 140pp. Experience the diversity and beauty of our world's southern hemisphere with this gorgeous volume - from exquisitely colourful mandrills in the rainforests of Africa to majestic humpback whales in the Antarctic waters. Accompanied by witty factual descriptions, Dieter Braun's striking geometric style captures the spirit of each animal in its natural habitat. A HEAVY book - packaged weight may exceed 1KG, in which case a postage supplement will apply 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. 306649 
Price: 18.00 GBP

 
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