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91 The Goose Girl (Ladybird Well-Loved Tales, Series 606D)
Collins, Joan (retold for easy reading by) ; illusttrated by Kathie Layfield Ladybird Books Loughborough 1983 0721407641 / 9780721407647 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Matt pictorial boards. First edition (stated first edition inside). There is a small biro scribble on the front board and some light rubs to spine edges and corners. Heavier rubs to the base of the spine and spine ends are lightly bumped. The binding is nice and firm and tight and pages bright and clean throughout. No names, inscriptions or other marks and no handling creases to pages. 51pp. Printed barcode, ISBN number and price of 70p on the back cover. 105527 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
106 The English Abbey
Crossley, F. H. B. T. Batsford London 1935 First Edition Hardcover Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Dust jacket illustration by Brian Cook 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Original grey boards with blue titles. Heavy foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and foxing to the endpapers, pastedowns, and to pages throughout. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. xiv, 114 + 32 pages of publisher's lists. A different Brian Cook dust jacket design to later editions. Rubs to the dust jacket edges and some short tears, which a previous owner has repaired neatly with paper tape to the underside of the dust jacket. Spine of the dust jacket is faded. Top corner of the front flap of the dust jacket is 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). 309396 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
 
92 Pinocchio (Ladybird Well-loved Tales, Series 606D)
Collodi, Carlo ; retold for easy reading by Audrey Daly ; illustrated by Martin Aitchison Ladybird Books Loughborough 1979 0721405894 / 9780721405896 Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Matt pictorial boards. There are light rubs to the board and spine edges; more heavily rubbed at the spine ends. Some small marks to the front board. Otherwise very good. Clean inside. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Binding is nice and tight. No handling creases to the pages. Printed ISBN number and price of 50p on the back cover. This is an early 1980s edition, c. 1980-82; not a first edition. 51pp. Grade 2 in level of reading difficulty in this series. 104142 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
107 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 7¾ - 9¾" 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

 
 
93 Orbis Sensualium Pictus: Johann A. Comenius's Visible World [Facsimile edition, reproduced from The Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books]
Comenius, Johann A. The Bodley Head | Holp Shuppan 1981 Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Small hardback volume, with thin card slipcase. Facsimile edition. Original brown boards with gilt titles. In excellent, clean and tight, fine condition. Slipcase is near fine, with just a few light rubs to the edges. Facsimile of the 1777 12th edition, translated into English by Charles Hoole. 307242 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
108 Esio Trot
Dahl, Roald ; illustrated by Quentin Blake Jonathan Cape London 1990 0224027867 / 9780224027861 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. 10th impression. Original blue boards. The binding is firm and pages clean, though pages have slightly tanned / darkened. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The dust jacket has a couple of very minor dents and bruises. Front flap of the dust jacket not price clipped. 63pp. 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. 306882 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
 
94 Jolly Jingles (Dean's Rag Book No. 274 - Dean's 6d Patent Rag Books Series 1)
Cooper, Phyllis (illustrated by) Dean's Rag Book Co. Ltd [c. 1930] 1930 Soft cover Fine Book 24mo - over 5 - 5¾" tall Cooper, Phyllis 
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. 138 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. 308812 
Price: 55.00 GBP

 
109 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 6¾ - 7¾" 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

 
 
95 The Sculpture of the Parthenon [King Penguin 76]
Corbett, P. E. Penguin Books | King Penguin Harmondsworth 1959 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. Pictorial boards. A few light rubs to the spine edges. Spine and inner hinges are very good and the binding is firm. Some minor bubbling to the front pastedown. Light foxing to endpapers, pastedowns and to outer closed textblock page edges. First edition. pp. 40, plates. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 106778 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
110 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 6¾ - 7¾" 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

 
 
96 How to Train Your Dragon: The Ultimate Edition (Includes the complete set of 48 collector cards)
Cowell, Cressida Hodder Children's Books London 2018 1444944355 / 9781444944358 First Thus Hard Cover New Book 4to - over 9¾ 
New hardback. RRP £20.00. WELCOME TO THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL ... now a beautiful hardback with colour illustrations and all 48 collector cards. This gift book is a must-have for all How to Train Your Dragon fans. 251 x 217 x 25 (mm). BK0020 
Price: 16.00 GBP

 
111 Learning to Sew (A Ladybird Book, Series 633)
Davis, Noreen ; with illustrations by Eric Winter Ladybird Books Ltd Loughborough 1972 0721403263 / 9780721403267 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Matt pictorial boards. An early printing but not a first edition. Light rubs to the spine ends and corners, some minor black / grey-ish marks to the boards and a small ring mark to the rear board. A small pale mark to the Contents page. No other marks to pages. No previous owner's names or inscriptions and no handling creases to the pages. 52pp. List of titles in the series on the back cover ends with no. 11 More things to Make. Printed 10-digit ISBN number and price of 18p on the back cover and tally of over 320 available Ladybird titles also mentioned on the back cover. 306522 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
97 The Diverting History of John Gilpin [King Penguin 70]
Cowper, William ; illustrated by Ronald Searle Penguin Books | King Penguin London 1954 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Second impression. Pictorial boards with matching dust jacket. A gift inscription written in ink on the front endpaper - quite a charming one; it reads 'To Miss Wiggles, with all best wishes from Audrey Catford'. The binding is firm. Spine and inner hinges are very good; just some light rubs to the head of the spine. Some foxing to endpapers, pastedowns, first and last few pages, and to the outer closed textblock page edges. The dust jacket an approx. 2cm tear at the head of the spine, a short tear at the top corner of the front cover and light rubs to the edges. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 44. 106790 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
112 The Observer's Book of Castles [Observer's No. 78]
Davison, Brian K. Frederick Warne London 1979 0723215936 / 9780723215936 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 24mo - over 5 - 5¾" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Small pocket sized book. Original grey boards with white titles - the lettering of the titles to front board and spine is badly printed / a bit smudged. Previous owner's name neatly in ink at the top edge of the front endpaper. The binding is firm and pages clean. pp. 183. A little foxing to the top outer closed textblock page edge. Dust jacket is very good, not price clipped. 308800 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
98 The Bonny Book of Josephine: comprising Josephine, John, and the Puppy; Josephine's Birthday; Josephine Keeps School
Cradock, Mrs H. D. ; with illustrations by Honor C. Appleton Blackie and Son Limited 1926 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall Appleton, Honor C. 
Hardback. Pictorial cloth. The cream boards have general light grey marks - both boards and spine. The cloth is rubbed at the spine ends, with a short split in the cloth at the head of the spine. The binding is firm. Prize bookplate (dated 1938) on the front endpaper. The book itself doesn't have a publication date printed but is believed to be c. 1926. Delightful Honor C. Appleton illustrations. The plates are overall in very good, clean condition - one plate has a short tear to the foredge margin. There are a few minor grubby handling marks to page margins (literally just a few). Overall a good copy of this scarce anthology. 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. 309342 
Price: 100.00 GBP

 
113 Peacock Pie, A book of rhymes
De La Mare, Walter ; with drawings by Edward Ardizzone Faber and Faber Limited London 1946 First Thus Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Ardizzone, Edward 
Hardback with dust jacket. Publisher's original yellow boards; slightly discoloured / tanned at the edges. Some very light foxing spots to prelims. Text pages are all bright and clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. First impression of this Edward Ardizzone illustrated edition. pp. 107. The dust jacket has browned / discoloured, particularly at the spine and edges. A small pink stain to the bottom edge of the front cover. A few tears to the dust jacket edges, most had been repaired to the underside by a previous owner, with a yellow brittle tape, which has now been removed - staining from the old sellotape remains. The edges are also generally rubbed, with small chips and some creasing. 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 protects the jacket against wear. 106723 
Price: 35.00 GBP

 
 
99 Fatal Venture
Crofts, Freeman Wills Penguin Books 1959 First Thus Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Paperback. 1st Penguin edition. Green covers, horizontal band. Light reading creases to the spine. Rubs to the covers at the spine edges and ends. Pages typically tanned / browned. White parts of the covers discoloured and have some foxing. Foxing just inside the covers as well. A good copy. pp. 224. 308091 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
114 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 7¾ - 9¾" 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

 
 
100 Inspector French and the Starvel Tragedy
Crofts, Freeman Wills Penguin Books 1945 First Thus Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Paperback. 1st Penguin edition. Green covers, horizontal band. The binding has unfortunately been stapled underneath the covers - tears around the staples to the first and last few pages. The binding is tight but still readable. Rubs to the covers at the spine edges and ends, with a short tear to the bottom edge of the front cover at the spine. Pages typically tanned / browned. White parts of the covers discoloured. A good copy overall. pp. 271. 308094 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
115 Farm Folk Rag Book (Dean's Rag Book No. 50258/1)
Dean's Rag Book Co. Dean's Rag Book Co. Ltd | The Platt & Munk Co., Inc [1950s] 1955 Soft cover Fine Book 24mo - over 5 - 5¾" tall 
Small child's rag / cloth book in excellent, very fine, condition. As crisp and fresh as the day it was printed and presented in its original printed cellophane Dean's marketing wrapper (some tears to the wrapper). The rag book is pristine and the cloth feels stiff and starched. Publication date and illustrator not known for this particular book but is almost certainly 1950s. Yellow stitching to the spine and pinked (serrated) edges. 8 pages including the covers. No text, only pictures. 13.5 x 10.7cm. Very uncommon in this exceptional condition. 309155 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
 
101 Inspector French and the Starvel Tragedy
Crofts, Freeman Wills Penguin Books 1945 First Thus Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Paperback. 1st Penguin edition. Green covers, horizontal band. The binding has unfortunately been stapled underneath the covers - tears around the staples to the last couple of pages. The binding is tight but still readable. Rubs to the covers at the spine edges and ends. Pages typically tanned / browned. White parts of the covers discoloured. Some foxing to the covers, inside and out, and to the half-title page. A good copy overall. pp. 271. 308191 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
116 Simple Things (Dean's Rag Book No. B354)
Dean's Rag Book Co. Dean's Rag Book Co. Ltd [1950s] 1955 Soft cover Fine Book 24mo - over 5 - 5¾" tall 
Small child's rag / cloth book in excellent, very fine, condition. As crisp and fresh as the day it was printed and presented in its original cellophane fronted bag (some tears to the bag). The rag book is pristine and the cloth feels stiff and starched. Publication date and illustrator not known for this particular book but is almost certainly 1950s. Yellow stitching to the spine and pinked (serrated) edges. 8 pages including the covers. No text, only pictures. 13.5 x 11.2cm. Very uncommon in this exceptional condition. 309158 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
102 Inspector French's Greatest Case
Crofts, Freeman Wills Penguin Books 1953 First Thus Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Paperback. First Penguin edition. Green covers, horizontal band. Light rubs to the spine edges and a slight forwards lean to the spine. Pages typically tanned / browned and the white parts of the covers are discoloured. A couple of numbers scribbled on the front cover, in biro. Previous owner's signature in pencil on the half-title page. The binding is firm. pp. 254. 308290 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
117 Tinies Rag Book (Dean's Rag Book No. 5024B/1)
Dean's Rag Book Co. Dean's Rag Book Co. Ltd [1950s] 1955 Soft cover Fine Book 24mo - over 5 - 5¾" tall 
Small child's rag / cloth book in excellent, very fine, condition. As crisp and fresh as the day it was printed and presented in its original cellophane fronted bag (some tears to the bag). The rag book is pristine and the cloth feels stiff and starched. Publication date and illustrator not known for this particular book but is almost certainly 1950s. Yellow stitching to the spine and pinked (serrated) edges. 8 pages including the covers. No text, only pictures. 13.5 x 10.8cm. Very uncommon in this exceptional condition. 309157 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
103 Mystery in the Channel
Crofts, Freeman Wills Penguin Books 1959 First Thus Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Paperback. 1st Penguin edition. Green covers, horizontal band. Light reading creases to the spine. Pages typically tanned / browned. White parts of the covers discoloured. Previous owner's signature, place and date written in pen on the half-title page. A good copy. pp. 222. 308093 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
118 Tot's Bird Book (Dean's Rag Book No. E/1030/1)
Dean's Rag Book Co. Dean's Rag Book Co. Ltd [1950s] 1955 Soft cover Fine Book 24mo - over 5 - 5¾" tall 
Small child's rag / cloth book in excellent, very fine, condition. As crisp and fresh as the day it was printed and presented in its original cellophane fronted bag (some tears to the bag). The rag book is pristine and the cloth feels stiff and starched. Publication date and illustrator not known for this particular book but is almost certainly 1950s. Yellow stitching to the spine and pinked (serrated) edges. 8 pages including the covers. No text, only pictures. 13.5 x 11cm. Very uncommon in this exceptional condition. 309156 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
104 The Pit Prop Syndicate
Crofts, Freeman Wills Penguin Books 1945 First Thus Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Paperback. First Penguin edition. Green covers, horizontal band. The covers have greyed and have a couple of small marks, and creases to corners. The binding has been stapled inside the covers and staples have a little rusting. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Pages are typically tanned / browned. pp. 253. 308292 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
119 Going Out (A Paddington Bear Dean's Rag Book)
Dean's Rag Book Company Dean's Rag Book Co Ltd 1982 0906697166 / 9780906697160 Soft cover Fine Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Delightful Dean's Rag Book featuring Paddington Bear. In very fine condition - this is still in its original packaging, as new and unopened. Some light creasing to the cardboard header of the packaging but the book is pristine. 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. 309181 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
 
105 The Sea Mystery
Crofts, Freeman Wills Penguin Books 1959 First Thus Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Paperback. 1st Penguin edition. Green covers, horizontal band. Light reading creases to the spine. Vertical crease to the front cover. Some creasing to the back cover. Edges rubbed with a tear at the base of the spine / front joint. Some writing on the back cover in biro - the title of another book. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Pages typically tanned / browned. White parts of the covers discoloured, with some marks and foxing to the covers. pp. 207. 308192 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
120 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 6¾ - 7¾" 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

 
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