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301 William - The Bad
Crompton, Richmal ; illustrated by Thomas Henry George Newnes Limited London 1930 Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Henry, Thomas 
Hardback. No dust jacket. 2nd impression. Original red boards. Fair to good condition. The boards are discoloured and have a number of marks. Boards are bruised at the edges. The binding is firm and inner hinges are good. Foxing to prelims and to page edges. Some scattered foxing to pages. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. 256. This 2nd impression was also the First Cheap Edition. 107073 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
316 The Use of Wine in Italian Cooking
David, Elizabeth Saccone & Speed Limited [c.1951] London 1951 Soft cover Poor Book 16mo - over 5> - 6>" tall 
Extremely scarce pamphlet. Some pale stains to the front cover, light marks to back cover, general browning / tanning. The cover is detached and split down the spine and there is a tear to the top corner Stapled binding. 19 pages. Designed by the Advertising Dept. at Saccone and Speed Ltd. 12 x 16cm. 103161 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
 
302 William - The Conqueror
Crompton, Richmal ; illustrated by Thomas Henry George Newnes Limited 1961 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Henry, Thomas 
Hardback with dust jacket. 27th impression. Publisher's original red boards, very slightly faded at the base of the spine. The binding is firm and pages clean but pages have significantly browned (due to poor paper quality). No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. 252. The dust jacket has light rubs, a few short tears and some light creasing to the edges. Front flap 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. 307843 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
317 Vintage Detective Stories (Collector's Library)
Davies, David Stuart (selected and with an introduction by) Collector's Library | CRW Publishing 2012 1907360689 / 9781907360688 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Small pocket edition hardback with dust jacket. The front cover of the dust jacket is ever so slightly faded and the front flap has been price clipped. All edge gilt. Red ribbon page marker. Clean, tight and unmarked. Appears barely read / unread. No names or inscriptions. pp. 582. 107086 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
303 William - The Detective
Crompton, Richmal ; illustrated by Thomas Henry George Newnes Limited London 1952 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Henry, Thomas 
Hardback with dust jacket. 16th impression. Red boards with black titles. The boards are very good. Binding firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. A little light foxing to prelims and to outer closed textblock page edges, plus occasional spot to page margins. pp. 252. Bump to the top corner of a few pages towards the end of the book. The dust jacket is worn at the edges - rubbed, a couple of short tears, creasing, chips with minor loss and a small brown stain to the spine. 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. (Books photographed without the protective cover, to avoid reflections). 107070 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
318 Egyptian Paintings [King Penguin 71]
Davies, Nina M. ; with cover design by Patricia Lyle Penguin Books | King Penguin London 1954 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Pictorial boards with matching dust jacket. The binding is firm; inner hinges and spine both very good. In very good clean condition throughout. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The dust jacket has light rubs to the spine edges and a short tear to the top of the spine. Some foxing to outer closed textblock page edges only. Front flap of the dust jacket not price clipped. pp. 30, plates. 106765 
Price: 22.00 GBP

 
 
304 William - The Gangster
Crompton, Richmal ; illustrated by Thomas Henry George Newnes Limited London 1951 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Henry, Thomas 
Hardback. Lacks dust jacket. Original red boards. Foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. The binding is firm and inner hinges are very good. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. 252. Boards have a few light marks and there is a slight forwards lean to the spine. 17th impression. 107074 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
319 Peacock Pie, A Book of Rhymes
De La Mare, Walter ; with drawings by Edward Ardizzone Faber and Faber Limited Russel Square, London 1946 First Thus Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Ardizzone, Edward 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. First printing with the Edward Ardizzone illustrations. Yellow cloth boards are severely discoloured and have significant foxing. The binding is nice and firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions inside. Some foxing to the endpapers and pastedowns and a little to outer closed textblock page edges but the text pages are mostly nice and clean throughout. Minor grubby handling marks to the bottom edges of pages 86-87. A couple of pages missed the machine cut towards the top of the foredge, so have small snagged tears and page 87/88 has also been mis-cut and has a protruding bottom corner which has been folded over. pp. 107. 308268 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
305 William - The Good
Crompton, Richmal ; illustrated by Thomas Henry George Newnes Limited London 1928 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Henry, Thomas 
Hardback. Lacks dust jacket. Undated first edition (publication date not stated inside); 1928. The front endpaper has been removed. A pencil inscription takes up the whole of the half-title page. Some foxing and some grubby marks to pages. Very heavy foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. Red boards are discoloured, marked and rubbed and there is a forwards lean to the spine. The binding is quite firm. pp. 251. A FAIR copy only of this first edition. 107075 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
320 Naaman and the Little Maid (A Ladybird Book, Series 522)
Diamond, Lucy (told by) ; illustrated by Kenneth Inns Wills & Hepworth Loughborough 1959 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. First edition. Original buff boards with line illustration and titles in brown. Light bumps to the spine ends and bottom corners. In very good, clean condition inside. Blue openwing ladybird endpapers. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. No marks or handling creases to pages. The binding is firm. pp. 51. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed at the edges and flaps and has some very light greyish marks. No tears or significant marks. Printed price of 2/6 to the front flap of the DJ and list of titles on the rear DJ flap ends with this title. 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. 307156 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
306 William - The Rebel
Crompton, Richmal ; illustrated by Thomas Henry George Newnes Limited London 1958 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. 17th impression. 1st published 1933. Red boards. Pages browned, with just a couple of short nicks to page edges and one page has a long flattened crease to the top corner. Otherwise in nice clean condition. No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is rubbed and chipped at the edges, with short nicks and minor creasing. Not price clipped [7/6 net cheap edition]. 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). 252pp. 308210 
Price: 16.00 GBP

 
321 The Child of the Temple, A Ladybird Book (Series 522)
Diamond, Lucy (told by) ; illustrated by Kenneth Inns Ladybird Books Ltd Loughborough 1952 072140149x / 9780721401492 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
A later 1970s printing. Matt pictorial boards. Joints are good but quite heavily rubbed at the spine edges and corners, with significant rubs to the surface of the rear board as well. In very good, clean condition inside. Tight binding. No names or inscriptions and no handling creases to pages. Printed ISBN number and price of 24p on the back cover. Tally of over 350 other available Ladybird titles mentioned. This is the first of 12 numbered titles listed on the back cover. 51pp. 104209 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
307 William - The Rebel
Crompton, Richmal ; illustrated by Thomas Henry George Newnes Limited London 1958 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
17th impression. 1st published 1933. Red boards. Pages browned. Otherwise in nice clean condition. No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is worn, with a tear and creases to the front cover and more minor rubs and chips to the edges. Not price clipped [7/6 net cheap edition]. 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). 252pp. 302664 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
322 The Shepherd Boy of Bethlehem, A Ladybird Book (Ladybird, Series 522)
Diamond, Lucy (told by) ; illustrated by Kenneth Inns Wills & Hepworth Ltd Loughborough 1953 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
First published in 1953; this copy is a c. early 1960s printing. Matt buff boards with line illustration in blue on the front board. The boards are bright, clean and in very good condition. Blue patterned open-wing ladybird endpapers. The binding is firm and tight and the pages are in bright, crisp and clean condition. No handling marks or creasing. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The dust jacket has a small brown stain to the top edge of the front cover and there are just some light grey-ish discolouration marks to the back cover. Price of 2/6 on the front flap of the dust jacket. List of all the titles in the series on the rear flap of the DJ. 51pp 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. 105110 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
308 William and the Evacuees
Crompton, Richmal ; illustrated by Thomas Henry George Newnes Limited Strand, London 1940 Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Henry, Thomas 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Second impression. An acceptable reading copy. Original red boards are marked, rubbed at the edges, with some short nicks to the cloth at the head of the spine. Top corner of the front board quite heavily rubbed. Rear inner hinge has a superficial light crack. A forwards lean to the spine. Some quite heavy foxing to outer closed textblock page edges. Some foxing and minor grubby / handling marks to pages as well. Previous owner's name, address and inscription on the front endpaper. pp. 256. 307805 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
323 The Story of Daniel, A Ladybird Book (Ladybird Book, Series 522)
Diamond, Lucy ; illustrated by Kenneth Inns Wills & Hepworth Loughborough 1957 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. A later printing from c. 1959-1963. Buff boards with line illustration and titles in blue. A couple of small brown marks on and next to the spine. School name written neatly in blue biro at the top edge of the title page. About 6 pages have small flattened creases to the bottom corners of the page. There are just a few very light handling marks to the pages (nothing heavy or particularly noticeable - just light marks in a few page margins). In overall very good, clean condition. pp. 51. The dust jacket is bright and clean. There is a short, approx. 1cm tear to the top edge of the front cover and very light rubs to the edges. Printed price of 2/6 on the front flap and list of titles on the rear dust jacket flap ends with Naaman and the Little Maid. Blue openwing ladybird endpapers. 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. 307154 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
309 William's Happy Days
Crompton, Richmal ; illustrated by Thomas Henry George Newnes Limited London 1951 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Henry, Thomas 
Hardback with dust jacket. 17th impression; this William title was first published in 1930. Original red boards. A slight forwards lean to the spine and there is significant foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. Pages are otherwise quite clean but slightly tanned. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. There are two short tears in the foredge of the rear endpaper. pp. 252. The dust jacket is worn at the edges, with some tears, chips, creasing and some very minor loss to the spine ends and corners. 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. (Books photographed without the protective cover, to avoid reflections). 107064 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
324 Jesus Calls His Disciples (A Ladybird Book, Series 522)
Diamond, Lucy ; with illustrations by Kenneth Inns Ladybird Books Ltd Loughborough 1959 0721401570 / 9780721401577 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
A later printing from c. 1978. Matt pictorial boards. Slightest bruising at the spine ends and a slightly faded spine. The boards are bright and clean. Excellent condition inside - clean and tight. No names, inscriptions, creasing or handling marks to the pages. Appears barely read. 51pp. Printed ISBN and price of 30p on the back cover. Printed list of all 12 titles in Series 522. 305582 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
310 Nature Tales [The Silver Torch Series, No. 15]
Crossland, John R. ; illustrated by Marjorie Anderson Collins Clear-Type Press 1958 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. 9th impression, 1958. Green boards - a few small marks, corners and spine ends bumped, spine faded. Small pocket-sized book. Some black and white pictures in the text. Some foxing to endpapers, but text pages are clean. 96p. 101142 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
325 The Little Lord Jesus, A Ladybird Book (Ladybird, Series 522)
Diamond, Lucy ; with illustrations by Kenneth Inns Ladybird Books Ltd Loughborough 1954 0721401511 / 9780721401515 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
A later c. 1970s printing of a Ladybird first published in 1954. Matt pictorial boards. There is quite a heavy bump to the top edge of the back cover and there is an abrasion and surface tear to the rear endpaper (just the surface of the paper, not torn through the page) at the edge, where the edge of the page had stuck to the rear pastedown, probably when the book was bound and the binding glue was still wet. It is otherwise in nice clean condition throughout, hence I have described it overall as Very Good condition. Printed ISBN and price of 50p on the back cover. No previous ownership names or inscriptions. Pages clean. No handling creases to the pages. 12 titles listed on the back cover, of which this is no. 3. 51pp. 103812 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
311 English Church Design 1040 to 1540 A.D.
Crossley, F. H. ; with dust jacket illustration by Brian Cook B. T. Batsford Ltd 1947 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall illustrated from drawings, plans and photographs; with dust jacket illustration by Brian Cook 
Hardback with dust jacket. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Original red boards, with black titles. Small bump to the boards at the base of the spine. The binding is firm and tight. Inner hinge are very good. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Foxing to the endpapers, pastedowns and to outer closed textblock page edges. Top edge tinted red. The dust jacket is bright and clean, with a few light foxing spots to the back cover, browned / dulled spine, and with some foxing to the inner flaps. Light rubs to the dust jacket edges. Front flap not price clipped. pp. viii, 120. 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. (Book photographed without the protective cover, to avoid reflections). 107122 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
326 The Little Lord Jesus, A Ladybird Book (Ladybird, Series 522)
Diamond, Lucy ; with illustrations by Kenneth Inns Ladybird Books Loughborough 1954 0721401511 / 9780721401515 Hardcover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Matt pictorial boards. First published in 1954; this copy is a later printing from c. 1972-3. In very good, clean and bright condition but there is one small repair to the head of the spine. Otherwise excellent. Binding tight. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. No handling creases to the pages. 51pp. Printed 10-digit ISBN number and price of 15p on the back cover, together with a tally of available Ladybird title of 320. 306493 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
312 The Lamplighter
Cummins, Miss Blackie and Son, Limited [c. 1900] 1900 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback. Decorative blue cloth. Publication date not stated but is c. 1900 (this edition). The front endpaper has been removed. The binding is quite firm but there are light cracks to hinge between pages. Blackie's Library of Famous Books series. The boards are dulled, have some light marks and rubs. Bruised and rubbed at the spine edges and corners. Pages have browned quite heavily. pp. 256, + publisher's list at the back for Blackie & Son's Story Books for Girls. 308426 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
327 The Shepherd Boy of Bethlehem, A Ladybird Book (Ladybird, Series 522)
Diamond, Lucy ; with illustrations by Kenneth Inns Ladybird Books Ltd Loughborough 1953 0721401503 / 9780721401508 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Matt pictorial boards. A later printing from c. 1975. The boards are bright and clean. Lightly bruised at the spine ends and bottom corners. The binding is firm and pages clean, except for small brown mark on page 50 (also affecting pages 48-49). No other marks. No names or inscriptions. 51pp. Printed 10-digit ISBN number on the back cover and price of 24p which has been crossed out neatly with biro. All 12 titles in the series listed on the rear board. 105487 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
313 Trumpton Counting Book (A Trumpton All Colour Book)
Currah, Antony ; illustrated by Colin Frooms Purnell London 1969 0361011296 / 9780361011297 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Slim hardback, pictorial glazed boards. Spine ends bruised. This book has quite a strong musty odour, which may reduce with careful airing. The binding is firm. Pages are darkened / tanned at the edges. Pages have light creasing and a couple of pages have very light handling marks. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Unpaginated. 107127 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
328 Great Expectations (Oxford World's Classics, illustrated)
Dickens, Charles Oxford University Press 1946 Hardcover Good Good Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Small pocket sized hardback with dust jacket. World's Classics No. 128. This is the reprint of 1946 with additional illustrations. The book is in good clean condition but with some light foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. A forwards lean to the spine. Light bruising to the spine ends. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks to pages. pp. 520. The dust jacket is chipped and rubbed at the edges with some creasing and with a faded spine. 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 it protects the jacket against wear. 308221 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
314 Flight Three: United States of America (USA), A Ladybird Book of Travel (A Ladybird Book, Series 587)
Daniell, David Scott ; with illustrations by Jack Matthew Wills & Hepworth Ltd Loughborough 1959 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Buff boards with line illustration and titles in blue. The boards are clean. Binding firm. Some foxing spots to the outer closed textblock page edges and to edges of the dust jacket flaps. Some grubby grey marks to the back cover of the dust jacket and the jacket is lightly rubbed at the edges. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 51. Rear dust jacket flap lists 3 titles in the series and this is the last one listed. 107155 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
329 A Christmas Carol Pop-up Book
Dickens, Charles ; illustrated by Victor G. Ambrus ; text adapted by Betty Rn Wright ; paper engineering by Dick Dudley Methuen Children's Books London 1986 0416965504 / 9780416965506 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback. Laminated pictorial boards. Some light creasing to the pop ups but they are all in good working order. One pull tab moving picture does not slide as well as it should and could do with a repair. A fun children's picture book edition of this Christmas Classic. 307585 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
315 Aunt Marianne's Garden
Davey, Robert ; illustrated by Gordon Davey Chatto and Windus London 1970 0701103175 / 9780701103170 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Davey, Gordon 
Hardback with dust jacket. Slim and unpaginated children's picture book. Blue boards with silver titles. Gift inscription in black ink at the top edge of the half-title page. A few thumbing and handling marks to the page edges and a very pale stain to the edge of the last page. Some foxing and a small mark (looks like from old price sticker) to the half-title page. The dust jacket is rubbed and chipped at the edges, with a couple of short tears. Front flap not price clipped. 308788 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
330 Learnabout - Simple Electronics (A Ladybird Book, Series 634)
Dobbs, Rev George C ; illustrated by Roland Berry Ladybird Books Ltd Loughborough 1979 0721405355 / 9780721405353 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Matt pictorial boards. Early printing but not a first edition. Boards are bright and clean but with a previous owner's name written to the top edge of the front cover. Inside in very good, clean condition. Again, previous owner's name written to top edge of the front pastedown. No other marks. No handling creasing to pages. Clean, firm and tight. Printed 10-digit ISBN number and price of 40p on the back cover. List of other Crafts and Hobbies titles available on the back cover. 52pp. 306845 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
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