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Image for William The Detective Illustrated by Thomas Henry.

William The Detective Illustrated by Thomas Henry.

By: CROMPTON, RICHMAL:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, George Newnes Ltd., 1967 20th:

Seller ID: 81342


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In red cloth covers with black lettering to spine and front. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW some rubbing to edges, darkening to rear, price clipped.) Cloth clean. No penned inscriptions. Some odd foxing to p20. Else a clean and tight copy. 165pp. With b&w line drawings by Thomas Henry. View more info

Image for Just William’s Luck Illustrated by Thomas Henry.

Just William’s Luck Illustrated by Thomas Henry.

By: CROMPTON, RICHMAL:

Price: £180.00

Publisher: London, George Newnes Ltd., 1948 1st ed:

Seller ID: 81338


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine and front. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW some rubbing to edges, slight fading to spine, small chip to top of spine, NOT price clipped.) Cloth clean, minor bump to top front corner. No penned inscriptions. Inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. Else a very clean and tight copy. 264pp. With b&w line drawings by Thomas Henry. View more info

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Waterslain Angels.

By: CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, KEVIN:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Orion Children’s Books. London. 2008 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 62979


8vo. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With pictorial dustwrapper. In near fine condition with near fine dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). Author’s signed inscription to main title page. Inserts loose in front include personal letters and card to and from the author. A very clean and tight copy. 192pp. Two girls set out to find Angels missing from the village church roof, a search which leads them into danger. Detective story set in the 1950s in the North Norfolk saltmarshes. View more info

Image for Storm. A Banana Book. Illustrated by Alan Marks.

Storm. A Banana Book. Illustrated by Alan Marks.

By: CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, KEVIN:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Heinemann. London. 1986 repr.:

Seller ID: 63040


Sm 8vo. In illustrated hard card covers. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. postcards written by author loose in front. 42pp. With illustrations in colour by Alan Marks. Children’s story. On a stormy night, Annie needs to get the doctor for her sister. She is offered a ride by a dark horseman. Who is he? View more info

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The Sea Stranger. Long Ago Children Books. Pictures by Joanna Troughton.

By: CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, KEVIN:

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Heinemann. London. 1973 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 63042


8vo. In green pictorial cloth covers with matching dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly rubbed at ends with small tears at top. Handling marks. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 48pp. With colour plates and line drawings in text. A young Saxon boy meets a missionary and decides to beome a monk. View more info

Image for The Callow Pit Coffer. Drawings by Margaret Gordon. Signed copy.

The Callow Pit Coffer. Drawings by Margaret Gordon. Signed copy.

By: CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, KEVIN:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Macmillan. London. 1968 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 63043


8vo. In pictorial white hard card covers with matching dustwrapper. yellow endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine and edges slightly darkened. Small tears to ends of spine. Not price clipped). Author’s signed inscription to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 48pp. With b/w illustrations. A dark folk tale from Norfolk. The pond known as Callow Pit is said to conceal a treasure. Two young boys in the reign of King Steven, decide to retreive it. The get more than they bargained for. View more info

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The Ark Book

By: DERRICK, FREDA:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son, n.d. ca1938 1st:

Seller ID: 81630


Oblong hardback, 12 x 9 inches. Grey cloth binding to spine and grey paper covered boards, with colour illustrated title plate to front board. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges, some minor handling marks to boards. Minor darkening to endpapers, neat inscription to front “Anthea V. Archdale, from Granny & Grandfather Nov 1938.” Inside pages all very clean with lovely bright illustrations. 24pp. (Pages not numbered.) Colour illustrations to pages with text in boxes below. View more info

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For The Leg of a Chicken

By: EHRLICH, Bettina:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Collins, 1960 1st:

Seller ID: 81628


Large hardback, 13 x 9 inches. Illustrated paper covered boards with matching dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW: some minor darkening and handling marks, a couple of small tears to edges. Small chip to top of spine. In protective sleeve. Not clipped. Bookseller label to front corner “Liberty & Co. Regent St. London.”) Neat inscription to front “To David on his 5th Birthday, with lots of love from Aunty Ceris.” Childs’ neat inscription “DAV.” opposite. A couple of minor handling marks else a very clean and bright cop... View more info

Image for An Alphabet of Magic Illustrated by Margaret W. Tarrant.

An Alphabet of Magic Illustrated by Margaret W. Tarrant.

By: FARJEON, ELEANOR:

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, The Medici Society, 1928 1st:

Seller ID: 79502


Hardback, 9.5 x 6 inches. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial vignette to front. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW spine darkened, small nick at top end, some handling marks, in protective sleeve.) Cloth a little faded around edges. Slight darkening to endpapers with neat inscription to front. Else a very clean & tight copy. 58pp. +8pp. cat. B&W illustrations by Margaret W. Tarrant. View more info

Image for The Pixies' Picnic The Nursery Series. Written and Pictured by Jeanne Farrar.

The Pixies' Picnic The Nursery Series. Written and Pictured by Jeanne Farrar.

By: FARRAR, JEANNE:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Leicester, The Brockhampton Press, n.d.:

Seller ID: 78868


Hardback, small approx 5.5 x 4.5 inches. Illustrated paper covered boards. Pictorial endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges and corners. Inside pages all clean and tight throughout. An excellent copy. 60pp. Unpaginated. Coloured illustrations throughout. View more info

Image for Tilly Ballooning Written and Drawn by David Fisher.

Tilly Ballooning Written and Drawn by David Fisher.

By: FISHER, David:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London & Toronto, Abelard-Schuman, 1961 1st:

Seller ID: 81632


Hardback. 10 x 7 inches. Grey cloth binding with red lettering to spine and illustration to front, with illustrated dustwrapper. Illustrated endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW: edges rubbed with small tear to top of spine and small nicks to corners. Top of front flap clipped but price remains at bottom of flap. In protective sleeve.) Cloth clean. Neat inscription to front endpaper “Henrietta Gammell, May 1968.” Inside pages all clean and tight. Else a very clean and tight copy. 42pp (not numbered.) Colour illustrations throughout. View more info

Image for Stepping Stones My Very First Book of Letters, Spelling, Reading, Arithmetic, Poetry, French, History & Other Countries.

Stepping Stones My Very First Book of Letters, Spelling, Reading, Arithmetic, Poetry, French, History & Other Countries.

By: FROWDE, HENRY -

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton, No date ca1900:

Seller ID: 79035


Hardback, 8 x 6.5 inches. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front with colour pictorial design to front. In very good condition. Some darkening to cloth, corners bumped and rubbed. Some darkening and inscription to endpapers. Some minor offsetting to pages from illustrations. Some handling marks, a couple of small tears to page margins/corners. Else a very clean and tight copy., Very scarce. Profusely illustrated with full page colour illustrations and smaller coloured ills within text. View more info

Image for Orlando The Marmalade Cat - His Silver Wedding

Orlando The Marmalade Cat - His Silver Wedding

By: HALE, KATHLEEN:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: 1949 3rd:

Seller ID: 81295


Large hardback. 14 x 10.5 inches. Illustrated paper covered boards with black cloth binding to spine. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (DW large repaired tear across front, smaller tears to edges and top corner. In protective sleeve. Minor bump to bottom front corner else cover clean and bright. Endpapers partially darkened, neat inscription pasted to front endpaper “To Pauline, with love and congratulations on passing your elocution examination, Auntie Jean, June 1952.” Patterned endpapers. 32pp. Colour illustrations throughout. View more info

Image for Friday and Saturday, The Adventures of Two Little Pickles. Pictures by Joan Hassall, Verses by M. Byron.

Friday and Saturday, The Adventures of Two Little Pickles. Pictures by Joan Hassall, Verses by M. Byron.

By: HASSALL, JOAN: BYRON, M.:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Henry Frowde & Hodder & Stoughton, ca1911:

Seller ID: 79966


Hardback, oblong, 9.5 x 7.5 inches. Half bound with cloth to spine and illustrated paper covered boards. In good condition. Boards darkened, edges rubbed, corners bumped. Prize bookplate to front endpaper, “Oliver Kirkwood, Hudson Road Infants School, Sunderland. July 1911.” Lacks both free endpapers front and rear. Some minor foxing spots, some dark handling/thumb marks to pages throughout. Else a tight copy. 48pp. Pages un-numbered. Illustrated with 12 full-page colour plates. View more info

Image for The English Struwwelpeter or Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures for Little Children. 3 vols in 1. Three Volumes Bound in One; Including: A Laughter Book for Little Folk; and Funny Leaves for the Younger Branches by Baron Krakemsides of Burstenoudelafen.

The English Struwwelpeter or Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures for Little Children. 3 vols in 1. Three Volumes Bound in One; Including: A Laughter Book for Little Folk; and Funny Leaves for the Younger Branches by Baron Krakemsides of Burstenoudelafen.

By: HOFFMANN, HEINRICH:

Price: £450.00

Publisher: Leipsic, London, Friedrich Volckmar, Cundall & Addey, Grant & Griffith, ca 1853:

Seller ID: 79274


Hardback, 9.5 x 7 inches. Tall 8vo. Half bound in contemporary calf leather to spine and marbled paper covered boards. Maroon label to spine lettered in gilt. In very good condition. Contemporary leather binding. New endpapers. Bookplate to front “Henry MacLaren.” Inscription to following earlier endpaper “Henry MacLaren 1853.” Original paper covers not bound in. Handling and thumb marks to pages throughout. A couple of pages with torn/repaired edges p.24 and bottom of title to “Funny Leaves.” Else a tight copy. Collection of scarce childrens books. 24pp +19... View more info

Image for A Selection from The Arabian Nights “Langham Series for Children.” Illustrated by Gilbert James.

A Selection from The Arabian Nights “Langham Series for Children.” Illustrated by Gilbert James.

By: JAMES, Gilbert:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London & New York, Siegle, Hill & Co., & The H.B. Claflin Co., no date:

Seller ID: 81763


Small hardback, approx 4.5 x 4.5 inches. Brown paper covered boards with black lettering to spine and red lettering and colour illustrated plate to front. Illustrated endpapers. In very good condition. Some light rubbing to corners. Some slight rubbing to lettering “Children” on front. Some slight darkening to free endpapers. No penned inscriptions. Inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. 63pp. + 1pp cat. Illustrated with B&W and colour illustrations by Gilbert James. Contains: Ali Baba, Sindbad the Sailor, Aladdin, and The Little Hunchback. View more info

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Lie-Down Stories

By: JOAN, NATALIE: ANDERSON, ANNE:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Blackie and Son, no date ca1919 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 79983


Hardback, 4to. 10 x 7.5 inches. Half bound with grey cloth spine and grey paper covered boards with dark blue lettering and colour plate pasted to front. In very good condition. Cover bright and clean. Some minor rubbing to corners. Free endpapers partly darkened with neat inscription to front “Barbara, with love from Uncle Alfred Christmas 1921.” Some minor foxing spots to pages, plates all very clean and bright throughout. An excellent copy. 77pp. Illustrated with 8 full-page colour plates and many b&w drawings. A book of stories for children, to be read at bed time. View more info

Image for The Adventures of Wonk. Going to Sea. Stories by Muriel Levy of Radio Fame. Illustrations by Kiddell-Monroe.

The Adventures of Wonk. Going to Sea. Stories by Muriel Levy of Radio Fame. Illustrations by Kiddell-Monroe.

By: LEVY, MURIEL:

Price: £70.00

Publisher: Wills and Hepworth Ltd. Loughborough. 1944 5th edition.:

Seller ID: 73472


Size 4.5 x 7.0 inches. In pale blue hard card covers with blue lettering, border and vignette to front. Decorated endpapers. With original illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; handling marks to back. Slightly rubbed along fore edges. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. Unpaginated with colour plates. Collection of stories for children about a Koala Bear called Wonk. Signed on main title page as ‘Auntie Muriel’, the author’s name on radio in the late 1940s. View more info

Image for The Pigs Give a Party Illustrated by Hilda Boswell.

The Pigs Give a Party Illustrated by Hilda Boswell.

By: LOMAX, Beatrice:

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Manchester, H.A. & W.L. Pitkin Ltd., n.d. ca1940:

Seller ID: 81743


Hardback, approx 10 x 7 inches. Thin card boards with brown cloth binding to spine, illustrated paper covered front board, red paper cover to rear. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges and corners and some minor handling marks to boards. Some slight darkening to endpapers else inside pages clean and tight. 16pp. With colour illustrations by Hilda Boswell. View more info

Image for The Golden Story Book “No. 3800. Printed in Bavaria.”

The Golden Story Book “No. 3800. Printed in Bavaria.”

By: MANVILLE FENN, G.: PARRY, D.H.: HENTY, G.A.: BRAINE, Sheila: WEEDON, L.L.:

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London & New York, Ernest Nister, E.P. Dutton & Co., n.d. ca1890:

Seller ID: 78628


Hardback, 10.5 x 8.5 inches. Half bound with dark purple cloth spine and colour illustrated paper covered boards. In very good condition. Corners bumped and edges rubbed, some minor rubbing to cloth on spine. Some minor darkening and rubbing to boards. Cracked between front endpapers. Some darkening and tanning to pages with some minor handling marks and spots else pages very clean and tight throughout. 108pp. + 3pp adverts. With b&w full-page and smaller illustrations, colour tipped-in frontis plate. Early Henty. View more info