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The Leonards; or, the Cobbler, the Clerk, and the Lawyer. With illustrations.

London: Frederick Warne & Co., n.d. [1874]. Presumed first edition. [iv], 187pp, and a frontis with a tanned guard. Some light foxing, and two early gift inscriptions (one, a prize, and underlined in pencil, is dated January 1875) to front endpaper. All edges gilt. 15.5x10.5cms, in the original binding of green cloth decorated in black and gilt. Firm and clean. Very uncommon. VG.

Price: 40.00


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Knatchbull-Hugessen, The Right Hon. W.H. ( Lord Brabourne); illustrated by Ernest Griset:
Other Stories.

London: Routledge, 1880. First edition. Rather worn copy lacking front free endpaper. (x), 367pp + 6pp adverts, plus the 6 illustrations by Griset. Name on pastedown. Title page and tissue guard browned, striking early name in ink heads p.1, trace of pencil on Contents page; some dog-ear creases and mild foxing and soiling to text, corner stain to plates. Print and paper good, text block and boards firm. Original binding of pictorial brown cloth blocked in black and gold, fairly bright, but some dulling and light soiling. Extremities knocked, joints and spine ends rubbed, ends starting to fray. G+. [nb - this is NOT the same author's 'Ferdinand's Adventure and Other Stories' of 1883, which has 378pp.]

Price: 24.00


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Daskam, Josephine Dodge, illustrated by Bernard J. Rosenmeyer:
The Imp and the Angel.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901. First edition. (viii), 168pp, plus 8 plates in monochrome. Upper corners creased at p.5 & p.7. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. In the original pictorial ochre cloth, strikingly blocked in white, blue, black and red: front bright, with one minor mark, spine rather darkened and ends slightly puckered. Very Good+.

Price: 28.00


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Jeanie Lang, with pictures by F.M.B. Blaikie:
The Story of Robert the Bruce. (The Children's Heroes Series.)

London: T.C & E.C. Jack, n.d. (1906). Presumed first edition. viii, 120pp, with a map and 8 colour plates. Front free endpaper missing. Some browning to half title, final page, and some edges. Contents otherwise very good, plates fresh. 5.9 x 4.7 ins, in the original binding of blue cloth ruled and titled in black, with pictorial onlay. Spine ends puckered and scuffed. Very nice copy. Very Good.

Price: 35.00


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Charles and Mary Lamb: illustrated by Arthur Rackham:
Tales from Shakespeare.

London: Dent, 1909. First edition thus with coloured plates. xii, 304pp, with illustrations in line and the 12 colour plates, plus the original (tanned) pictorial endpapers and the original pictorial gilt-on-blue cloth front cover, which are bound in at the back. Contents notably bright and fresh. There are surface indentations to title page, faint spotting to the plain backs of some plates, and inconsequential spots to a few page margins. Handsomely bound in later three-quarter binding of black calf with blue cloth boards: spine with raised bands, ruled, titled, and decorated in gilt: clean, bright and firm, with faint scuffs. A very attractive sound copy. Near Fine..

Price: 130.00


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[Cadbury's]:
Another Adventure of Elsie and the Bunny.

[Bourneville]: [Cadbury Ltd], n.d. [1920s]. First edition. 24pp (including covers), illustrated in colour throughout. Stapled booklet 147x109mm. Staples rusted but firm. Clean and well-kept copy, with foxing to covers and the immediately adjacent pages. Sequel to Elsie and the Bunny, with the Bunny showing her all the improvements to the chocolate factory since her last visit. Very nice period piece. VG.

Price: 28.00


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Elsie Jeanette Oxenham, illustrated by Percy Tarrant:
The Captain of the Fifth.

London: W. & R. Chambers, 1922. First edition. 336pp, with the four monochrome plates. Surface mark to edge of front endpaper. Contents clean and firm with negligible soiling to a few pages. In the original tan pictorial cloth titled in brown and blocked in green and black: slightly rubbed, and with a small knock to one corner. Very good copy of a rare title. VG+.

Price: 325.00


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Founded by Sir Robert Baden-Powell:
The Scout. Volume XVII for 1922. August 1921 - July 1922.

C. Arthur Pearson, 1921, 1922. Original edition. 4 (index), 1104pp. Packed with articles, stories, illustrations and advertisements. Pages in good order and unmarked, with some toning and occasional minor soiling or offsetting. Quarto, 11.5 x 8.5ins, recased in the original binding of red pictorial cloth. In very clean, firm condition, slightly rubbed. Lovely copy. Very Good.
[EXTRA Heavy Item]

Price: 95.00


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Robert Louis Stevenson: illustrated by Edmund Dulac:
Treasure Island.

London: Ernest Benn, 1927. First Dulac edition. 256pp, with the 12 colour plates and illustrations in the text. Contents immaculate, as new. Slight toning to endpapers. In the original fawn cloth, upper board bordered in gilt, spine with black lettering-piece. Extremely bright and fresh, corners sharp, spine ends puckered, three 2mm foxing spots to closed fore-edge of final pages. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, printed on cream coated stock: this is slightly toned and handled relative to the book, and there have been a few small internal professional tissue repairs, chiefly to the head of the spine, making good small chips and an adjacent closed tear at the heads of the joints, and another to the top edge of the plain back panel. Dulac's design to the front panel is complete and clean, the spine and back panel are slightly soiled, with light scuffing to the joints. An exceptionally fine copy, with the rare dust jacket. Near Fine in very good+ dust-jacket.

Price: 1,400.00


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Tozer, Katharine:
The Wanderings of Mumfie.

London: John Murray, 1935. First edition. (viii), 112pp, + (4) adverts: illustrated throughout by the author, including some plates in colour (pink and blue). Very fresh copy in a slightly worn dust jacket. Ownership name to front free endpaper. Pages very bright, although a slanting light reveals faint puckering to bottom of pages where they were handled, and a few have very minor soiling or one or two foxing spots. A little faint foxing to the closed fore-edge. In the original binding of quarter pink cloth with pictorial boards, very bright and fresh, with a little minor foxing to the front. The protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket is slightly soiled and foxed, and has scuffs and small chips to the extremities; the spine is browned, with an old repair at the foot. Very Good+ in VG- dust-jacket.

Price: 320.00


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Noel Streatfeild: illustrated by D.L. Mays:
Tennis Shoes.

London: Dent, 1937. First edition. 227pp, illustrated. Page block firm, 1940 ownership name to front endpaper. Small mild corner stain to some pages and soiling to a few others. In the original binding of russet cloth, with tennis shoes motif on spine: boards clean, spine a little darkened and rubbed, spine ends softened with one or two tiny nicks. A very good used copy. Good+.

Price: 34.00


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Barne, Kitty (Mrs Eric Streatfeild), illustrated by Ruth Gervis:
To-morrow. [Tomorrow]

London: The Nelsonian Library: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1939. First edition. 276pp, with a colour frontis and many illustrations in line. Contents clean and unmarked. Top edge blue, other closed edges slightly soiled with a little minor foxing. In the original binding of blue cloth, spine titled and decorated in silver, slightly dulled, spine ends crimped. Nice copy of a scarce title. Very Good.

Price: 50.00


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Helen Cory Bliss: illustrated by Aldren A. Watson:
Honourable Goat.

London: Frederick Muller, 1942. First edition. viii, 151pp. Front free endpaper gift inscription from Frederick Muller, the publisher. Contents very clean and fresh. In original binding of beige cloth lettered in red. Bright and firm, spine ends crimped. In protected unclipped pictorial dustjacket: with several internal repairs, spine toned, with small chips to ends. Very nice copy. Near Fine in VG- dust-jacket.

Price: 24.00


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Hilda Hewett:
Dancing Starlight. [Signed copy]

London: Robert Hale, 1945. First edition. 269pp. Contents in very fresh clean condition. Author's warm signed 1945 inscription to front endpaper. In the original bright red cloth, lettered gilt on spine, and author's gilt 'HH' emblem on the front cover. Very bright and sharp, with compression to 3mm at spine head. In the protected unclipped Kay Ambrose dust jacket: bright and clean, slightly dulled at spine, and top 5mm at spine head scuffed with a small chip. Very nice copy. Near Fine in VG+ dust-jacket.

Price: 25.00


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Gaye Knowles, written and illustrated by:
The Islanders. [The first title in the series].

Leicester: Brockhampton Press: Champion Brock Books, 1948. First edition. 192pp, illustrated in line, and with a colour frontis and colour pictorial endpapers by the author. The first book in the Islanders series. Neat 1949 gift inscription to front endpaper. Contents clean, with a trace of foxing to the prelims, and some speckling to the closed edges. In the original binding of red cloth, decorated and titled in black, with some sunning: clean, bright and firm, corners sharp, spine ends puckered. A nice copy of a title now scarce in any form. Very Good.

Price: 60.00


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Marjorie Bevan:
Madcaps of Manor School.

London: Warne, 1948. First edition. 256pp, with a colour frontis. Never fully opened after the first few pages. Contents very clean. Endpapers have some foxing and an ownership name. Faint specking to closed edges of text block. In the original binding of buff cloth, titled in navy, clean, bright and sharp. In the protected pictorial dust jacket, very bright and fresh, head of spine slightly knocked and with a 1cm closed tear to the lower joint: front flap price-clipped and with a 1949 gift inscription. Lovely copy. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: 20.00


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Stewart, Vega: illustrated by Shirley Hughes:
Four Winds Island.

London: Collins, 1951. First edition. Lively adventure story. 256pp, with 28 captioned illustrations in line by Shirley Hughes (some full-page), and one on the title page. All very clean and unmarked. Bottom edge of text block untrimmed, some protruding edges slightly scuffed. In the original binding of pink cloth. Spine has a small mark and is slightly dulled, ends slightly crimped. Slight sunning to one edge. Clean and firm (but alas with no jacket !). Very nice copy. VG+.

Price: 50.00


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Tolkien, J.R.R.: embellished by Pauline Diana Baynes:
Farmer Giles of Ham.

London: George Allen & Unwin, 1949. First edition. 79, (i), with frontis and one other plate in colour, text illustrations in line, and decorative endpapers. Contents extremely fresh, clean and unmarked, appears unread. A few slightly penetrative foxing spots to the closed top edge affecting first and last few pages. Top edge blue. In the original light orange paper-covered boards decorated with a dragon and titled in blue. Clean, bright and sharp, with slight blunting to foot of spine. In protected unclipped crisp pictorial jacket: front, back and spine very bright and clean with a few spots to the flaps: the blank inner (reverse) surface is foxed. With a pale mark like a stain at top of spine, two closed and scarcely discernible tears (<1cm each) to the top edge, and a shallow (1mm) nick at bottom corner of lower panel with an adjacent very short closed tear. An exceptionally nice copy. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: 460.00


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Clarke, Pauline, illustrated by Cecil Leslie:
The Lord of the Castle.

London: Reindeer Books, Hamish Hamilton, 1960. First edition. 125pp + (3) adverts: illustrated. Rather soiled book in lovely dustwrapper. Library stamps and some soiling to front free endpaper, and another stamp on copyright page: no other library marks or labels. Prelims also have indentations from erased child pencil writing. Occasional minor soiling throughout, and slight creases where corners were dogeared. In the original green textured binding lettered in gilt, clean, bright and firm, one corner knocked, other extremities blunted. In protected price-clipped pictorial dust jacket, very bright and clean, with small (3mm) nicks at ends of upper joint. VG- in VG+ dust-jacket.

Price: 22.00


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Bunty for girls (cover title: Bunty. The Book for Girls). [1960]

D.C. Thompson and John Leng, n.d. Original edition. The first Bunty book. 124pp, plus the pictorial story endpapers: colour illustrated throughout. Contents fresh, clean and unmarked. Erased pencilled price to corner of endpaper. First story: The Dancing Life of Moira Kent. Quarto, in the original maroon on pale blue patterned boards: fresh, bright and firm, lower corners slightly blunted. In the glossy pictorial jacket (ballet girl): bright, with a few neatly-closed one-inch tears to the top edge. A very nice copy. Very Good+ in VG dust-jacket.

Price: 50.00


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