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91 We Do Love Mary Mouse [Strip Book]
Blyton, Enid ; pictures by Olive F. Openshaw The Brockhampton Press Ltd Leicester 1950 Soft cover Very Good Book 64mo - up to 3" tall 
First published in 1950; this is a c. 1951 reprint. Red cloth spine in very good condition, with light marks from staples showing through. Some slightly grubby light marks to the covers. No creasing to the covers. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Slightly darkened / thumbed page edges but the pages themselves are in nice, clean condition. Illustrations are red and black and this is the full edition of 124 numbered frames. There is a list of titles on the back cover, with Mary Mouse titles including A Prize for Mary Mouse, and How Do You Do, Mary Mouse; Jimmy titles, the last one being Jimmy and the Little Old Engine; three The Twins stories; two Honk stories; and Master Bunny The Baker's Boy. There were 23 different Mary Mouse books published in this strip book format altogether. Printed price on the front cover with a publisher's small round sticker over of 1/- net. 14.5cm x 7cm. 104695 
Price: 16.50 GBP

 
106 Puff-Puff and Chuff-Chuff (The Gay Way Series: Blue Stories. A supplementary reader to the Blue Book in the Gay Way Series)
Boyce, E. R. Macmillan and Co., Limited London 1958 Soft cover Very Good Book 48mo - over 3 - 4" tall 
16 pages + the story uses inside the covers as well so 18 pages altogether. A number 2 written in pencil on the front cover and the binding staples have started to rust, leaving minor marks to the centrefold. The pages are otherwise pristine. No handling marks; they do not appear to have been used at all. Delightful little young reader story. 9 x 12.5cm. 104623 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
92 We Do Love Mary Mouse [Strip Book]
Blyton, Enid ; pictures by Olive Openshaw The Brockhampton Press Ltd Leicester 1950 Soft cover Good Book 64mo - up to 3" tall 
First published in 1950; this is a much later printing from c.1964 or slightly later. SHORTENED EDITION - the original edition has 124 frames of pictures; this one has 44 frames. Black and red illustrations. Red cloth spine. Some foxing to the front cover and a large biro cross mark on the back cover, from corner to corner. There is a pale stain (water-type mark) to the top corner of all pages in the margin only. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The first page is crumpled, affecting the bottom quarter of the page, with a short tear in the text. Short nick and small crease to the bottom corner of the next two pages. A flattened crease to the bottom corner of the back cover. Printed price on the back cover of 1/- and printed list of some of the other Mary Mouse titles, including Mary Mouse and the Little Donkey which was the last title to be published in 1964. There were 23 different Mary Mouse books published in this strip book format altogether. 14.5cm x 7cm. 104697 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
107 Run Away, Jo (The Gay Way Series: Blue Stories. A supplementary reader to the Blue Book in the Gay Way Series)
Boyce, E. R. Macmillan and Co., Limited London 1960 Soft cover Very Good Book 48mo - over 3 - 4" tall 
16 pages + the story uses inside the covers as well so 18 pages altogether. A number 4 written in pencil on the front cover and the binding staples have started to rust, leaving minor marks to the centrefold. The pages are otherwise pristine. No handling marks; they do not appear to have been used at all. Delightful little young reader story. 9 x 12.5cm. 104624 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
93 A Day with Mary Mouse [Strip Book]
Blyton, Enid ; with illustrations by Fred White Brockhampton Press Leicester 1961 Soft cover Good Book 64mo - up to 3" tall 
This is a stated 3rd impression from 1961; first published in 1956. A fair to good copy. Covers are a bit marked and grubby in appearance. Pictorial front cover with red spine over stapled binding. Some creasing to covers and to pages. Red and black illustrations in 94 frames (not numbered but I have counted them). No names or inscriptions. Printed price of 1/- on the back cover, together with a list of some of the other titles in the Mary Mouse series. 14.5cm x 7cm. 105261 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
108 Sing A Song (The Gay Way Series: Blue Stories. A supplementary reader to the Blue Book in the Gay Way Series)
Boyce, E. R. Macmillan and Co., Limited London 1960 Soft cover Very Good Book 48mo - over 3 - 4" tall 
16 pages + the story uses inside the covers as well so 18 pages altogether. A number 6 written in pencil on the front cover and the binding staples have started to rust, leaving minor marks to the centrefold. The pages are otherwise pristine. No handling marks; they do not appear to have been used at all. Delightful little young reader story. 9 x 12.5cm. 104625 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
94 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

 
109 Stop and Get On (The Gay Way Series: Blue Stories. A supplementary reader to the Blue Book in the Gay Way Series)
Boyce, E. R. Macmillan and Co., Limited London 1960 Soft cover Very Good Book 48mo - over 3 - 4" tall 
16 pages + the story uses inside the covers as well so 18 pages altogether. A number 6 written in pencil on the front cover and the binding staples have started to rust, leaving minor marks to the centrefold. The pages are otherwise pristine. No handling marks; they do not appear to have been used at all. Delightful little young reader story. 9 x 12.5cm. 104626 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
95 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

 
110 The Black Piglet (The Gay Way Series: Blue Stories. A supplementary reader to the Blue Book in the Gay Way Series)
Boyce, E. R. Macmillan and Co., Limited London 1958 Soft cover Very Good Book 48mo - over 3 - 4" tall 
16 pages + the story uses inside the covers as well so 18 pages altogether. A number 3 written in pencil on the front cover and the binding staples have started to rust, leaving minor marks to the centrefold. The pages are otherwise pristine. No handling marks; they do not appear to have been used at all. Delightful little young reader story. 9 x 12.5cm. 104621 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
96 Clicky and Father Christmas [Strip Book]
Blyton, Enid ; with picture by Molly Brett Brockhampton Press [1956] Leicester 1956 First Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 64mo - up to 3" tall 
Small oblong format strip book, with 92 frames of cartoon-style black, red and white illustrations (frames not numbered), with story underneath the illustrations. Red spine. There are a few light brown foxing-type marks towards the bottom edge of the front cover (near the words Pictures by Molly Brett) and to the back cover. There is also a little foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. The binding is nice and firm and the pages are all clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks inside. Price of 1/- net printed on the front cover. Three other Clicky the Clown stories mentioned on the reverse of the title page, ending with the third Clicky story, Clicky Goes to Toyland. This is the fourth Clicky the Clown story. Very light rubs to the corners of the covers. An uncommonly good example of this scarce Clicky strip book. 15 x 7cm. 307147 
Price: 40.00 GBP

 
111 Whiskers (The Gay Way Series: Blue Stories. A supplementary reader to the Blue Book in the Gay Way Series)
Boyce, E. R. Macmillan and Co., Limited London 1958 Soft cover Very Good Book 48mo - over 3 - 4" tall 
16 pages + the story uses inside the covers as well so 18 pages altogether. A number1 written in pencil on the front cover and the binding staples have started to rust, leaving minor marks to the centrefold. The pages are otherwise pristine. No handling marks; they do not appear to have been used at all. Delightful little young reader story. 9 x 12.5cm. 104622 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
97 Noddy Be Careful! [Contains two Noddy stories originally published in the 2nd Noddy Colour Strip Book: Noddy's Car is Silly; and, Noddy Makes Everyone Cross].
Blyton, Enid ; with pictures by Beek Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd and Dennis Dobson, Ltd. [c. 1963] London 1963 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Glazed pictorial boards. Book Condition: Very good. The reverse of the front endpaper has a printed 'This book belongs to box' as an integral part of the page. The name that would have been written inside has been cut out (neatly) in the middle of the page. There's also a brief inscription (dated 1963) written at the top edge of the same page. The pages and boards are otherwise in very good, clean condition. n.d. Date of publication not stated but c. 1963. Unpaginated. Slim book. 304330 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
112 Hanky, Panky and the Hedgepig
Breary, G. E. (written and illustrated by) George Newnes Limited 1945 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback. Lacks dust jacket. Publication date is not stated but is c. 1945 [ref. British Library]. The binding is firm and pages are clean. Delightful illustrations. Name in pencil in large child's writing at the top edge of the front endpaper. Red cloth boards; a small ink stain to the spine edge of the front cover and light rubs to edges. Inner hinges are very good. Slim and unpaginated. Colour illustration on every other page. 17.5cm. 107068 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
98 Three Cheers for Noddy! [Contains two Noddy stories: Noddy's Unlucky Day; and Noddy's Big Balloon].
Blyton, Enid ; with pictures by Beek Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd and Dennis Dobson, Ltd. [c. 1960] London 1960 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Glazed pictorial boards. Book Condition: Very good. The reverse of the front endpaper has a printed 'This book belongs to box' as an integral part of the page. The name that would have been written inside has been cut out (neatly) in the middle of the page. There's also a brief inscription (dated 1961) written at the top edge of the same page. The pages and boards are otherwise in very good, clean condition. n.d. Date of publication not stated but c. 1960. Unpaginated. Slim book. 304329 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
113 Master Bunny The Baker's Boy [Strip Book]
Brett, Molly The Brockhampton Press Ltd Leicester 1950 Soft cover Good Book 64mo - up to 3" tall 
A first edition or an early reprint from the following year (1951). I believe the Honk title listed on the back cover, Honk Runs Away, was published in 1951 but it's hard to verify and could have been published or ready for publication in 1950. Red spine with staples underneath. On the back cover rust marks from the staples have bled to the surrounding area of the back cover. Some light creasing to the front cover. No creasing to the back cover but back cover has marks. Printed price of 1/- net on the front cover. Some light blue biro pen scribbles on the inside of the front cover. The first few pages have a small stain (water-type mark) to the very edge, towards the top of the foredges in the margins. The pages otherwise have light handling creases but no further marks. Black and blue illustrations in 124 frames. Delightful baby bunny story. 14.5cm x 7cm. 104700 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
99 Clicky and the Flying Horse - an Enid Blyton Strip Book
Blyton, Enid ; with pictures by Molly Brett Brockhampton Press Soft cover Good Book 64mo - up to 3" tall 
Marks from the stapled binding have stained the red cloth spine strip. Some creasing to the covers. Small rubbed patch on the front cover, light grubby marks on the back cover. No names, inscriptions or any other marks inside. Pages clean, though darkened / tanned. Some creasing to the first couple of pages. 2.75 x 5.75 inches. Undated. 1st published in 1953. 102160 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
114 Animal Wonderland
Brooks, Mary Ward Lock London and Melbourne 1967 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Laminated pictorial boards. Rubs to the board edges, and a short repaired tear in the spine. Some marks to the boards. Boards are fair to good. Clean inside. No names or inscriptions. There are a couple of very pale marks to bottom page margins but pages are mostly clean and bright. Lovely illustrations. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. 306314 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
100 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

 
115 Little Red Riding Hood
Brothers Grimm ; with illustrations by Harriet Pincus Collins London 1970 0001954539 / 9780001954533 First UK Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Pincus, Harriet 
Hardback with dust jacket. First UK edition; was first published in 1968. Original red boards. In very good, clean condition. The binding is firm and pages bright. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Slim, unpaginated, illustrated children's picture book. The dust jacket is price clipped, has very light rubs to the corners and spine ends, and an approx. 1.5cm tear to the top edge of the front cover. 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. 106953 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
101 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

 
116 Winter Garden
Brown, Ruth Andersen Press London 2004 1842700596 / 9781842700594 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Pictorial glazed boards. Thick glossy pages. Young children's picture book. Unpaginated. 102040 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
102 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

 
117 Willy and Hugh [Signed copy]
Browne, Anthony Julia MacRae Books 1991 1856810305 / 9781856810302 Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Hardback, no dust jacket as published. Laminated pictorial boards. Reprint; same year as the first edition. Signed, with best wishes and with a drawing of an ape, on the title page (no inscription / dedication). Signed Anthony Browne. Clean and tight. In excellent, very near fine condition. Slim and unpaginated children's classic picture book. 106664 
Price: 40.00 GBP

 
 
103 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

 
118 Bon appetit! Un album toile Dick Bruna (A Dean's Rag Book)
Bruna, Dick Fernand Nathan | Dean's Rag Book Co Ltd Paris 1983 209271953x / 9782092719534 Soft cover Fine Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall Bruna, Dick 
French edition of this delightful Dean's Rag Book by Dick Bruna. In very fine condition - this is still in its original packaging, as new and unopened. Soft cloth book for very young children, with pinked (serrated) edges, white stitching to the spine. Very uncommon to find in as new condition. 15 x 15cm. 107161 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
 
104 Baby Robin (The Gay Way Series: Blue Stories. A supplementary reader to the Blue Book in the Gay Way Series)
Boyce, E. R. Macmillan and Co., Limited London 1958 Soft cover Very Good Book 48mo - over 3 - 4" tall 
16 pages + the story uses inside the covers as well so 18 pages altogether. A number 5 written in pencil on the front cover and the binding staples have started to rust, leaving minor marks to the centrefold. The pages are otherwise pristine. No handling marks; they do not appear to have been used at all. Delightful little young reader story. 9 x 12.5cm. 104619 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
119 Eating (A Dick Bruna Dean's Rag Book)
Bruna, Dick Dean's Rag Book Co Ltd Paris 1964 209271953x / 9782092719534 Soft cover Fine Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall Bruna, Dick 
Delightful Dean's Rag Book by Dick Bruna. In very fine condition - pages are crisp and still feel starched; as fresh as the day it was printed. 8 pages including the covers. No writing, just pictures. Soft cloth book for very young children, with pinked (serrated) edges, white stitching to the spine. Very uncommon to find in as new condition. 15 x 15cm. 309176 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
105 Just Look At Us (The Gay Way Series: Blue Stories. A supplementary reader to the Blue Book in the Gay Way Series)
Boyce, E. R. Macmillan and Co., Limited London 1960 Soft cover Very Good Book 48mo - over 3 - 4" tall 
16 pages + the story uses inside the covers as well so 18 pages altogether. A number 8 written in pencil on the front cover and the binding staples have started to rust, leaving minor marks to the centrefold. The pages are otherwise pristine. No handling marks; they do not appear to have been used at all. Delightful little young reader story. 9 x 12.5cm. 104620 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
120 Habillons-nous! Un album toile Dick Bruna (A Dean's Rag Book)
Bruna, Dick Fernand Nathan | Dean's Rag Book Co Ltd Paris 1983 2092719521 / 9782092719527 Soft cover Fine Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall Bruna, Dick 
French edition of this delightful Dean's Rag Book by Dick Bruna. In very fine condition - this is still in its original packaging, as new and unopened. Soft cloth book for very young children, with pinked (serrated) edges, white stitching to the spine. Very uncommon to find in as new condition. 15 x 15cm. 107159 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
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