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Strang, Herbert: Burton of the Flying Corps.
London: Henry Frowde, Hodder & Stoughton, 1916 First edition. HB. Pictorial cloth, no dustjacket. 292pp. Well illustrated by C.E. Brock: four colour plates from paintings, 17 line drawings and 5 chapter headings. Five stirring tales of the First World War featuring Ted Burton, VC. Clean bright covers with light rubbing to edges, mark to back. Pages have a few spots to margins, fore-edge foxed. A Good+ copy. (Book ref. 20935) £12.00
Mullins, Patricia: The Rocking Horse: A History of Moving Toy Horses
Great Britain, New Cavendish Books, 1992 A beautifully illustrated history of the rocking horse including its origins, examples from many countries, famous manufacturers and variation on the central theme. Includes "An International Survey of Rocking Horse Manufacture" by Marguerite Fawdry. HB, 30x28cms, dust jacket and slipcase. 1st ED, GB. 376pp. Colour and B&W illustrations, diagrams and logos. Crease to top left corner of book with corresponding crease to dust jacket amd to corner of slipcase. Slipcase has sello-tape repair to bottom edge, further 2-inch tear to other side of bottom edge, minor bumping and rubbing. A near fine copy in near Fine dust jacket with very good+ slipcase. (Book ref. 20933) £110.00
Ransome, Arthur (ed. Brogan, Hugh): Coots in the North and Other Stories.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1988 First edition. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 144pp. With line drawings. Newly discovered stories by Ransome including an unfinished Swallows and Amazons story, edited with an introduction by Hugh Brogan. Very Good+ in Fine jacket, now protected in clear loose cover. Lightly bumped spine ends. (Book ref. 20916) £75.00
Rae, Gwynedd: Mary Plain Goes Bob-A-Jobbing
London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1961 Second impression. HB. Pale blue cloth, no dustjacket. 120pp. With 6 full-page line drawings by Irene Williamson, and many in text. Good overall. Very light spotting to edges. Covers marked and with some stains. (Book ref. 20914) £40.00
Burton, Virginia Lee: Calico The Wonder Horse or The Saga of Stewy Stinker
London: Faber & Faber 1973 Hb, 4th Imp, 24.5x18.5cms, 58pp. Pictorial boards, no dust jacket. Spine ends have tears to folds (1cm), 2cm tear to paper at spine base. Clean pages, minor rubbing to covers but still bright. A Very Good copy. (Book ref. 20877) £16.00
Robins, Patricia & Maxwell, Grizel: The Adventures of the Three Baby Bunnies.
London: Ivor Nicholson, 1934 First edition. HB. Grey cloth boards with blue cloth spine, and pictorial dustjacket by Eileen Soper. 56pp. With line drawings in text by Grizel Maxwell (aged 14), and story by the 12 year old Patricia Robins. Good in Good protected jacket. Covers clean, rubbed spine ends, bumped corner; pages mostly clean with occasional marginal marks and spots, browned edges, endpapers very browned. Jacket browned with small losses to spine ends & corners, small tear top edge, a few marks to back. (Book ref. 20804) £20.00
DeJong, Meindert: Puppy Summer.
London: Lutterworth Press, 1966 First UK edition. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 100pp. With line drawings in text (some full page), and jacket, by Anita Lobel. Very Good in Good protected jacket. Light browning & spotting to top page edges. Jacket front bright with a few light marks, light creasing to edges, back has handling marks and tape or label residue; price-clipped. with small losses; biro price written on front fold-in over old price; some tanning/discoluration to back of jacket. (Book ref. 20781) £11.00
Sutcliffe, Rosemary: The Eagle of the Ninth.
London: Oxford University Press, 1967 Reprint. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 256pp. With jacket painting and b&w drawings in text by C. Walter Hodges. Story set In London in Roman times in Britain. Good in Very Good protected jacket. Covers have some fading & spots from old water stain. Pages are clean, though closed edges are browned and have handling marks; name in ink to flyleaf. Jacket is bright, back has some yellowing from same old water mark; edges are lightly chipped and rubbed. (Book ref. 20738) £25.00
Morgan, Helen: Two in the House.
Leicester: Brockhampton Press, 1965 First edition. HB. Cream cloth with blue titles, and pictorial dustjacket. 88pp. With line drawings and jacket by Jillian Willett. A sequel to Two in the Garden, for reading out loud to children. Very Good in Good+ protected jacket. Verty light browning to cover edges, some spotting to page edges and occasionally to margins. Jacket clean but has rubbing to edges and lower spine. (Book ref. 20509) £20.00
Williams, Kay: Just-Richmal. The Life and Work of Richmal Crompton Lamburn.
Guildford: Genesis Publications, 1986 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 230pp. With b&w photos in plates and many line drawings in text. Life of the creator of Just William, but also the author of many other publications. Fine in Fine protected jacket. (Book ref. 20464) £18.00
Pullein-Thompson, Diana: Three Ponies and Shannan.
London: Collins, 1956 New edition. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket by Anne Bullen. 160pp. With line drawings by Anne Bullen. Story about ponies, an Irish wolfhound, and the Riding Club camp. Very Good in Very Good protected jacket. Page edges have heavy foxing; some browning to endpapers, and name to flyleaf. Jacket has light rubbing and nicks to edges, front clean and bright. (Book ref. 20455) £18.00
Montresor, Beni: I Saw a Ship A-Sailing
London: Collins, 1969 First UK edition. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. Unpaginated. 28 x 23 cm. With colour illustrations throughout by the author. Subtitled: The wonderful games that only little flower-children can play. Text from Mother Goose rhymes. Italian prize-winning author and stage designer. Old 20p inked to top fep. Very Good in Good protected jacket. Covers and pages clean. Jacket bright and clean but with large losses to front corner (4x4cm) extending to flap, small losses to back, a few small tears. (Book ref. 20445) £18.00
Hill, Lorna: The Little Dancer.
London: Thomas Nelson, 1957 Reprint. HB. Cloth, and pictorial dustjacket. 208pp. With 3 colour plates and 8 line drawings by Esmé Verity. Ballet story partly set on the Isle of Skye. Good+ in Good+ protected jacket. Light rubbing and fading to cover edges. Pages clean apart from small stain to one and large felf pen name on seond flyleaf. Jacket front bright with some light marking, larger mark to back, edges rubbed with small losses, large clipping to front flap under price. (Book ref. 20432) £11.00
Foubert, Miss E.M. de: Every Girl's Book of Hobbies.
London: T.C. & E.C. Jack, c.1923 Presumed First edition; undated but jacket painting has '23'. HB. Attractive pictorial cloth and dustjacket by Howard Elcock. 393pp. With 15 b&w photo plates and many line drawing figures in text. Very Good in Fair protected jacket. Clean bright covers with lightly bumped corners and spine ends. Pages clean, tanned endpapers, foxing spots to edges, occasionally onto page margins. Jacket front image has enough present to be enjoyed but with large loss to lower edge (5cm depth), smaller top edge over part of title. Other edges worn with small losses, spine faded and marked. (Book ref. 20427) £15.00
Edgar, Alfred: Burst Tyres
London: John Hamilton Ltd undated The 'Ace' Series. A whirlwind yarn of motor-racing thrills. Hb, hard cover with dust jacket. xi, 223pp, 4 illustrations. Minor bumping to spine ends, previous owner's signature to fep. Faint tanned strip to fep, light spotting to foredge. Dust jacket has some light rubbing to folds, heavy creasing to bottom edge, very slight loss to spine head and 2cm corner loss at spine base. Dust jacket colours bright. A Very Good copy in Very Good dust jacket. (Book ref. 20381) £65.00
Vallance, Rosalind: Timmy and Bingo
London: George G. Harrap, 1954 First edition. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 96pp. With coloured frontispiece painting, jacket and line drawings by Joyce Johnson. Covers have some light spotting, light spotting to foredge. Prize label on flyleaf. Jacket bright, some spine darkening, 3cm loss top spine and front top spine corner, other small edge losses. A Good+ copy in Good dust jacket. (Book ref. 20365) £15.00
Beaton Jones, Cynon: The Adventures of So Hi.
London: James Barrie, 1951 First edition. HB. Cloth, and pictorial dustjacket. 150pp. With 50 illustrations by John Ward, including 3 coloured plates and jacket. Story of a Chinese boy. Good+ in Good protected jacket. Covers clean and bright, light tanning to page edges. Would be Very Good but one of the coloured plates is detached (present and undamaged). Jacket bright front, light handling marks to back, rubbed spine ends and edges with minor chipping and closed tears. (Book ref. 20306) £25.00
Kearton, Richard & Cherry: The Fairyland of Living Things.
London: Cassell, 1907 First edition. HB. Green pictorial cloth with gilt title to spine. All edges gilt. 182pp. With tissue guarded photogravure frontispiece and b&w photos throughout in text, taken in the field ('from wild free nature') by Cherry Kearton. Aimed at showing younger readers the variety and interest of British nature. Some excellent photos. Covers clean with bright gilt, a few tiny faded spots to back, light rubbing to edges. Pages are mostly clean with a few small handling marks, endpapers and frontis plate very browned, two owners' names on flyleaf. A Good+ copy. (Book ref. 20248) £9.00
Marshall, H.E.: Scotland's Story. A History of Scotland for Boys and Girls.
London: Thomas Nelson, c.1907 First edition. Undated but prob. 1906 or 1907 from dates on plates. HB. Black cloth with gilt titles and large crest to front. 428pp. With 20 coloured plates from paintings by J.R.Skelton, John Hassall & J.Shaw Crompton. Fine in Good+ protected jacket : covers are clean and bright; pages clean with light browning to endpapers and edges. Jacket front and spine bright, some darkening from handling to back, tears and small losses to edges; clipped under price. (Book ref. 20155) £11.00
Henty, G.A.: The Young Franc-tireurs and their Adventures in the Franco-Prussian War.
London: Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press, 1924 Reprint. HB. Pale blue cloth with black stamped titles, vignette figure and decorative borders; no dustjacket. 336pp. With 6 colour plates from paintings by T.C. Dugdale. Cover mostly clean but top front margin darkened with old mildew spots and spine lightly browned. Heavy foxing to ends and light foxing and handling marks occasionally to rest of pages; plates bright; prize label inside front cover with large abrasion across it with old tape residue; remains of tape inside back cover. A Good copy. (Book ref. 20144) £12.00