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BY HEATHER AND SEA A Tale of North Devon

By: VAUGHAN , E , SHEPPERSON , CLAUDE

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge / SPCK: 1890

Seller ID: 11980

Condition: Good +


Undated H/b circa late 1890's or early Edwardian. Green cloth illustrated boards with gilt tiles to spine, floral decs and boy and young girl to front board. iv+ 243pp + 8p publisher's catalogue. Frontis + 2 other unspecified illustrations by Claude Shepperson. Michael and Nancy's exploits on the North Devon Coast. Good no d/j (Book- General shelf soiling to cloth boards but no notable wear, moderate foxing/browning to end papers and a few foxing spots to prelim. pages. No previous owner name or insc. Binding sound). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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BRITISH WILD FLOWERS A Ladybird Nature Book Series no.536

By: VESEY FITZGERALD , Brian , FLS , HILDER , Rowland & Edith ,

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Loughborough, WILLS & HEPWORTH: 1957

Seller ID: 122023

Condition: VG


VG H/b in VG D/j.an early 1957 Reprint as title mentioned to rear flap. 52 pps. buff card with navy illustrated boards. no inscsp. clean throughout.[ Dust Jacket not price clipped, 2/6 ,cover starting to fox, feint marks, corner small col.rub/loss , Ladybird book of British Wild Flowers series 536; colour illustrated by by Artists Rowland & Edith Hilder B Vesy-Firtzgerald the renouned and well loved country author; Childrens colour illustrated fun to learn books - alternate full page picture.now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our image of the actual book of... View more info

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MOURZOUK THE STORY OF A LYNX

By: VITALY BIANCHI ( IVY LOW - TRANSLATOR] , E. CHARUSHKIN & V. KOBELEV

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, PENGUIN BOOKS / A PUFFIN BOOK: 1944

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 123941

Condition: Good


Orange illustrated paper wraps (staple bound) 180 x 110 mm approx. 77 pp + 3 pp of adverts. First Puffin printing 1944 of No 12 in series. (Good- a little general shelf wear and soiling with small squiggle of red felt tip to rear panel & tiny hole near spine. No loss of paper to spine. Blue ink name and christmas 1944 to head margin of half title page. Staples rusty but binding sound. War economy paper of book block a little tanned). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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MR HIPP OR THREE FRIENDS IN SEARCH OF PLEASURE

By: W.H.ROMAINE WALKER

Price: £35.00

Publisher: LONDON, C.W.FAULKNER: 1893

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122858

Condition: Good


UNCOMMON.Illustrated paper covered boards with grey cloth quarter binding.135 X 185 mm approx.(Landscape format) Undated Attributed as [1893] by the British Library on Copac and Caroline Fewtrell in her internet listing of Ginea Pigs in fiction. Un paginated 36 pp Coloured illustrations with single line text opposite.Printed in Germany. Nursery story telling of the adventures in search of pleasure of Mr Hipp, Tommy Hipp and Mable Guinea Pig who travel by train from the Zoo to take a holiday at the Seaside. A scarce book. NB There are two pages at the end which illustrate minstrels and the "N" ... View more info

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THE SANDMAN'S HOUR Stories for Bedtime

By: WALKER , Abbie Phillips , CHASE , Rhoda C , FREEMAN-THOMAS , Maxine ,

Price: £7.00

Publisher: HARPER & Brothers: 1950

Seller ID: 123395

Condition: Very Good


VG H/b.Poor+[ uncommom] Dust Jacket. Undated c.1950's - earlier? A charm of a book..Author A P Walker.25 tales for sleepy-heads / children's animal stories [ The Good Sea Monster / Shoemaker Rat / HIlda's Mermaid / The Old Grey Hen etc ] illus. in line by artist RC Chase & Colour plates by artist M Freeman-Thomas. 121pp. Clean red boards black titles , No inscsp. no annotation , a sound copy, clean throughout [ D/j also a little tired now ,not price clipped 4/6, light handling soil & fox tan, edgwesr creases & colour rub/loss , The Sandman Stories series Titles listed to rear.now in clear easi... View more info

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STUFF AND NONSENSE

By: WALTER de la MARE

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, FABER & FABER Ltd: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Inscription: Signed Copy.

Seller ID: 119347

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED Copy by a WW1 Air Vice Marshall .Red cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine and silver embossed illustration to front board. 220x160mm approx. 88 nos. pp. First published by Constable in 1927 the copy offered for sale by us is the first edition illustrated by Margaret Wolpe. A collection of verses embracing limericks, delicate satire and nonsense rhymes similar to the author's other celebrated work Peacock Pie. The copy offered for sale by us has the added attribute of a warm gift inscription to the front free end paper and a signature of Air Vice Marshall "Tom Trail"l Thomas Ca... View more info

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RIP VAN WINKLE AND THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

By: WASHINGTON IRVING , GEORGE H. BOUGHTON

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, MACMILLAN & CO: 1893

Edition: Ist Edition Thus

Seller ID: 124056

Condition: Very Good


Bottle Green cloth boards with gilt blocked decs and titles to spine and front panel. 185x130mm approx. All edges of book block gilt. xi + 218 nos. pp Frontis + 52 other illustrations by George H. Boughton as called for many full page. First edition thus. The copy offered by us is in exceptionally good condition showing virtually no sign of shelf wear or soiling to cloth. Near Fine (Boards - bright and clean with no defects.Book block- original publisher's green end papers.Foxing to prelims and rear blanks. No previous owner name or insc. . Please see our images of the actual book offered fo... View more info

FIRST OVER

By: WESTERMAN , Percy F , ELLIS , Silas ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son Limited: 1948

Seller ID: 8740

Condition: Good +


H/b , D/j Good+/Poor. Percy F Westerman [ 1876 - 1959 ] served RAF WW1: the most popular boy's author of the 1930's. Undated ;-- ink inscsp.of 1949. illustrated by Silas Ellis 4 b/w plates , 224pps. Prolific boy's adventure author. An older boy's story around 2 Demobilized Airmen . [ blue cloth+navy titles to spine /front, sound binding, ink inscsp, war economy paper a little tanned, partial mug ring outline to rear ] illus Dust Jacket not price clipped , 5/- ,The entire back panel & flap fold are missing. spine base loss 30x12mm ,front corner loss 15x5mm. crease & assoc.colour rub edgewea... View more info

CAPTAIN FOSDYKE'S GOLD

By: WESTERMAN , PERCY F

Price: £12.50

Publisher: LONDON, BLACKIE:

Seller ID: 7213

Condition: VG


319 pages , chunky blue boards with minor handling and stains , black lettering front and spine with picture Captain's head within oval surround to spine , Undated circa 1920 - 1930's, illustrated E S Hodgson with 5 mono plates , frontispiece - A Bloomin ' Golden Quid , author Percy F Westerman [ 1876 - 1959 ] served RAF WW1 , the most popular boy's author of his time - 1930's [ older boy's sea adventure / war ] a clean sound copy View more info

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MIDSHIPMAN RAXWORTHY

By: WESTERMAN , PERCY F , HODGSON , E S

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son Ltd: 1940

Seller ID: 119510

Condition: VG


VG H/b in VG D/j. c. 1940's?.208pp. illust. by S Hodges 4 b/w plates. Frontis;The Smoke was Increasing. Author Percy F Westerman [ 1876 - 1959 ] served RAF WW1 , a popular boy's author. Raxworthy is a spirited youth always getting into trouble ... [ blue cloth black titles, No inscsp, clean throughout. tight binding ] Dust Jacket not price clipped , 5/-, light crease top front mild edgewear of colour rub/loss. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE BOYS' BUDGET c. 1920's

By: WESTERMAN , Percy F , TALBOT , E , & 15 other contributors.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, BLACKIE & Son Ltd: 1926

Seller ID: 119757

Condition: Good


DATED 1926 to Nameplate. thick format Large H/b annual - book -good. Adventure tales by Percy F Westerman , E Talbot & 15 other contributors b/w in line illust. with colour Frontis;" Going all out" shows a runner jumping a ditch. [ a South Wales English Congregational Union Presentation nameplate to front end paper - for collecting money for the Home Mission Fund [ D J Thomas] sec., dated Dec. 1926. Outer Card boards weary from use showing markings mainly to rear, grubby spine, edgewear colour rub/loss , boards.light paper lift top spine 12mm. Cover images show a Sole footballer to spi... View more info

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THE SECRET OF THE PLATEAU

By: WESTERMAN , PERCY F , WIGFULL , W Edward ,

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, BLACKIE & Son Ltd: 1931

Seller ID: 122541

Condition: Very Good


VG H/b.Mushroom boards, man clinging to rope to spine.224pp. b/w Illustrated 4 plates by Artist W E Wigfull. Undated c.1930's. Prolific author of yesteryear, P F Westerman spinning a boys adventure on the high seas. [ James , Air Commander Peter Preston , Black Comet Aerial Flotila ] No inscsp. fox tan spotting to foredge only.clean pages throughout.Neat presentation bookplate, Redhill School,dated 1939.however book appears to be of earlier - if not 1st - undated ed. 2mm softness top/tail spine. Overall a very clean & tidy copy.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

CHICHESTER & LEWES Longman's Local History Series.

By: WILLARD , Barbara , HUMPHREYS , Graham ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, LONGMAN Young Books Ltd: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5987

Condition: VG+


H/b+D/j Both VG+.1st ed. Map of Lewes and Coastal Map covering West & East Sussex: the Romans made Chichester their regional centre while the Normans took over Lewes. in- line illus. by Artist Graham Humphreys , in the " Action style" of Charles Keeping.Historic Children's book by Historic author B Willard.[ Romans , Normans , Sussex] Longman's Local History Series. [navy cloth+ gilt titles No incssp, tight binding, no notable defects] Dust Jacket not price clipped.mild edgewear,now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see our image of the actual book offered ... View more info

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PETER THE WHALER; HIS EARLY LIFE AND ADVENTURES IN THE ARTIC REGIONS

By: WILLIAM H.G.KINGSTON

Price: £18.50

Publisher: LONDON, GRIFFITH FARRAN & CO: 1891

Seller ID: 122007

Condition: Very Good


Green decorative cloth boards with gilt blocking and titles.190 x 130 mm approx. all edges of book block gilt, publisher's monogrammed end papers 384pp. Frontis with tissue guard + 3 other unspecified full page illustrations by E. Duncan. Undated - printer code to rear indicates 1891. VG (Book- mild shelf wear to cloth, 3 (same) red ink stamped previous owner names to prelim. blank. Moderate foxing spots to end papers and prelim and last few pages. A little marginal soiling to a few pages and also occassional sporadic foxing to some. Binding sound with no cracks to end papers). Please see our ... View more info

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THE WILLOWS IN WINTER

By: WILLIAM HORWOOD , PATRICK BENSON , Award Winning Artist

Price: £8.00

Publisher: LONDON, HARPER COLLINS: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124163

ISBN: 0002243539

Condition: Fine


Blue Boards with gilt titles to spine, 240 x 160 mm approx. Illustrated end papers, 296 pp. 1993 First Edition 1st printing 135798642. Kenneth Grahame's most loved characters are resurrected in homage and celebration in this sequel to the wind in the willows with delightful illustrations by Patrick Benson. Fine/ near Fine (Book- no previous owner name or insc. No notable faults. Dust Jacket- price clipped else near fine. Supplied in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

MIKE THE MUCKSHUFTER or The Scruffy Boy That Made Good

By: WILSON, FRANK

Price: £65.00

Publisher: LONDON, JONATHAN CAPE: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10402

Condition: VG


Illustrated paper covered boards with blue cloth quarter binding. Unpaginated, landscape format. 64pp. The inspiration for this children's book was Peter Fleming's son Nicholas who wrote a letter to Flemming's friend and fellow officer Frank Wilson, then serving with Flemming in the South East Asia Command; with the request " Dear Frankie, Please do me some pictures of a muckshufter" Nickolas at that time having a passion for bull-dozers and as explained by Peter Flemming in his introduction, preferred, not altogether unreasonably, to call them muckshufters. The story told in text alon... View more info

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MR GRUNT How He Spends His Holiday

By: WOOD , LAWSON

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, F Warne & Co Ltd: 1920

Seller ID: 119863

Condition: G-


12 unpaginated stapled pages, small square.Undated - pos. undated as published [may be 1st edition] [" The Mr Books " series was first published in 1916] illustrated in pink/red-tone and Colour.Artist Lawson Wood - Born 1878. his fun illus. tale of the mischievous pig.[ No inscsp. few small marks to base margin of one page. rust to staples but sound ; however spine crease pulled apart beneath & above the staples.more light marks to front cover.[ Huntley Palmer Biscuits Ad., with Lawson's animals illus. to rear cover] Please see our image View more info

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THE PIG-TAIL and How It Was Found , Rummy Tales series

By: WOOD , LAWSON

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, F Warne & Co Ltd: 1920

Seller ID: 119967

Condition: VG


12 unpaginated stapled pages, small square p/b.Undated c.1920.The Rummy Tales series. illustrated in pink/red-tone and Colour.The collected Artist Lawson Wood -Born 1878.His fun illus. tale of the Mr Porker sons' world- wide travels. & mishaps - adventures.[ No inscsp. rust to staples but sound binding. Ovaltine advert. to rear cover with Lawson's animals illus] light handling soil . Please see our images View more info

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LIVES OF THE GREAT COMPOSERS , Book 2 , LADYBIRD BOOKS SERIES No 662

By: WOODWARD , Ian , AITCHISON , Martin

Price: £2.00

Publisher: Loughborough, WILLS & HEPWORTH Ltd: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123145

ISBN: 0721402429

Condition: VG


H/b VG [ internal FINE] 52pp. Book 2 , Music Composers; - Bach , Mozart, Beethoven. col illus boards. small ladybird top front corner , Ladybird series no 662 , alternate pages text / full page colour illustration [ Children's illustrated / educational fun learning ] [ Music & Composers / History ] book internally FIne throughout , neat ink name to ffep ,tight bindings , no annotations ,text to end papers.] Small & Slim 180x110mm , very minor edge-wear & light small stain to front base. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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IN NATURES WORKSHOP WITH THE CREEPY CRAWLIES [ Insect Crafts ]

By: WYMER , Norman , OGLE , Richard

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, George G Harrap & Co Ltd: 1948

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 3711

Condition: Good


H/b in D/j.1st.1948. illus.4 Colour plates+ in line by Artist R Ogle. Natural History. The architectural skills of the ant / the industry & paper making wasp / the forward planning of the bee / spiders / silkworm / water builders / caterpillar tailor / pearl makers etc.They all have their crafts and fit delicately into nature's broader plan [ green cloth with spider & bee illus. to front, No inscsp. no annotation, clean throughout, tight binding , mild fox tan to end papers & for-edge ] Dust Jacket is clipped, yet still shows price 8/6, spine fade , edge-wear col/rub loss. now in clear ea... View more info