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THE PRINCESS and the GOBLIN

By: MACDONALD , George , FOLKARD , Charles ,

Price: £49.00

Publisher: London , New York, Dent , Dutton , Illustrated Classics: 1951

Seller ID: 122686

Condition: VG


1951.UNCOMMON " Last Reprint 1951 " VG H/b in Poor+ D/j.-216pp.illustrated 8 full-page Colour +14 b/w by collected Artist Charles Folkard. green/blue shade decorative boards + matching end papers & illus D/j.0ne of the Children's Illustrated Classics , Dent / Dutton .The setting is Scotland , Scottish fairy tale by collected author George MacDonald [ The Princess and the Curdie etc] Aberdeen University.[ book tight bindings , ink inscsp.to half-title page , clean... View more info

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DIANA CARRIES ON

By: MARCHANT , Bessie

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, THOMAS NELSON and Sons Ltd: 1924

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119144

Condition: Good -


Hard back Undated [as published] 1st edition 1924.illustrated 8 B/w plates. Frontis;"Diana, it is one of our neighbours.Mr Bing of Eastern Europe"by Artists of the era. Khakil illus.cloth to boards+black titles to front & spine.shows 2 heads to spine & Lady on Horseback to front. 335pp.Collected childrens author Bessie Marchant - fiction adventure novels.[thicker format book .A read only copy or collectors temporary substitute.Internall sound copy no exposed end ... View more info

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BESSIE MARCHANT OMNIBUS BOOK the Gold-Marked Charm, Sally Makes Good, Three Girls in Mexico

By: MARCHANT, BESSIE

Price: £13.00

Publisher: LONDON, Blackie and Son Ltd: 1934

Seller ID: 2380

Condition: Good


Undated c.1930's.H/b+jacket, chunky Vol. 901pp+2pp. listing titles.3 Long stories of fiction adventure by Victorian author Bessie Marchant.[The Gold-marked Charm/ Sally Makes Good/ 3 Girl's in Mexico] red cloth book+ black titles to spine & front small ink name to fep, sound binding,very light fox spot/tan to endpapers & foredge] Uncommon paper-brown/green Dust jacket is price clipped, states 896 pages to front, 70mm crease top front corner, edgewear nicks and loss to al... View more info

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A COUNTESS FROM CANADA A Story of Life in the Backwoods

By: MARCHANT, BESSIE , CUNEO, CYRUS

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, BLACKIE and Son Ltd: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2312

Condition: Good


SCARCE 1st Edition- Dated 1911 to Title page.chunky blue boards/ orange illustrated snow scene front & spine, Bright Gilt titles to front & spine.360pp.Victorian childrens author Bessie Marchant, illustrated 6 pastel-Colour plates by Victorian Artist Cyrus Cuneo.childrens adventure.[book - minor lean due to spine wearing thin with 2mm softness top/tail spine.rub to extremities and slight wear to cloth.several light markings from handling over the years, ink inscsp,to rea... View more info

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JANE FILLS THE BREACH

By: MARCHANT, BESSIE , HILEY , F E

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Blackie and Son Ltd: 1932

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2437

Condition: VG


Tan boards larger format white outlines, First edition was undated - not listed in "other titles"on page 4, so probable 1st edition ?.[{1932}]- publisher's A5 advertisement of the book laid-inside., ilustrated by Vistorian Artist FE Hiley . B Marchant prolific childrens author,1862-1941]the Secret of the Everglades/ Hope's Tryst etc.A childrens adventure."a stirring yarn set in South America"[other titles availabe] clean tan boards shows Jane at her typwr... View more info

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THE GHOST OF ROCK GRANGE

By: MARCHANT, BESSIE [ Mrs J A Comfort], ROBERTSON , G E

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge / SPCK: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 28

Condition: Fair


UNCOMMON 1st edition 1900 [published undated 1900] ink inscsp. dated 1900.Unusual slim Marchant volume - only 127pp.+16pp advertisements "Published under the direction of the General Literature Committee" to Title page.childrens Victorian authors -" by Bessie Marchant [ Mrs. J A Comfort]"to title page. illustrated Victorain Artist GE Robertson with one b/w Frontis-plate.& vignettes throughout. A ghostly encounter foe Molly.[]collectable childrens books] b... View more info

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ISLAND BORN A Tale of Hawaii

By: MARCHANT, BESSIE, BATES , LEO

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Blackie and Son Limited: 1921

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1045

Condition: VG


1921 1st edition was undated by publishers - neat ink inscsp. to fep dated 1923 [ 2nd ed. printed 1927] not listed on this book's list of titles.Grey/orange illus boards. Prolific Victorian children's adventure author Bessie Marchant. A story set on the Island of Hawaii.Illustrated by Victorian Artist Leo Bates with 4 b/w plates.256pp [book- tight bindings, no exposed hinges, ink inscsp to fep, fox browned end-papers only] light white mottling fading to rear board - just... View more info

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THE GIRL CAPTIVES A STORY OF THE INDIAN FRONTIER

By: MARCHANT, BESSIE, RAINEY, WILLIAM,RI

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, BLACKIE & Son Limited: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2421

Condition: Fair


UNCOMMON 1st edition- Title page Dated 1900 [fep stamped 1899],olive decorative boards+spine with Gilt lettering to same.,240pp.+32 pgs of publisher's advertisements.illustrated Victorian Artists W Rainy RI;-with 4 b/w plates.[Childrens adventure - girls held captive on the Indian border - Eastern India] olive/green boards now not so vibrant but Gilt still strong, all corners rubbed, 2mm softness top/tail spine.tanned fofedge occassionaly encroaching onto page margins, m... View more info

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TOBY JUGS A Guide to Collecting Shire No 310

By: MCLAREN , Dr.Graham , Specialist of Ceramics & Glass etc

Price: £1.00

Publisher: Princess Risborough, SHIRE Publications Ltd: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122244

ISBN: 0747802599

Condition: VG


VG [ internal FINE] P/b.1st ed.No.310.Toby Jugs are regarded as having a peculiarly British character; hence the enthusiastic collectors. Today's form first appeared 1760's by Staffordshire potters.[ Manufacturing techniques / the Development / Stylistic development / / Manufacturers ] Profusely illustrated b/w plates to all pages.Author Note to rear.Further reading.Places to visit.[ No inscsp.]clean staples , light edgewear/wear. .Please see our image of the actual book... View more info

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ART NOUVEAU JEWELLERY and FANS

By: MOUREY , Gabriel , VALLANCE, Aymer, & other Contributors

Price: £9.00

Publisher: NEW YORK, DOVER Publications Inc.: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 117870

ISBN: 0486229610

Condition: VG


Large Slim VG P/b.1st ed. thus:- Republication of Modern Design in Jewellery & Fans by worldwide Artists & Craftsmen. Fine examples. Profusely illustrated 110 b/w plates & 8 in Colour. 149pps. Superb craftsmanship using finest materials from around the World. Text by numerous contributors from different countries. G Mourey with French examples, A Vallance with British examples etc. [ Austria / Belgian / Gerrmany etc] clean throughout, tight binding, tidy attractive High ... View more info

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MR and MRS FUZZI MOPS , Fuzzimops

By: MUCKLEY , A FAIRFAX ,

Price: £17.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1950

Seller ID: 119754

Condition: VG


UNCOMMON title.Small sqre h/b VG. Undated c. 1940-50 .Animal tales - the adventures of 2 Squirrels .Larger blue font text for the younger child. Colour & blue-tone in line drawings by artist A Fairfax Muckley. FRontis - Sly Bill sat and sulked.Unpaginated. Pink end papers & pink margins to pages.sound copy interior clean throughout on gloosy paper. External dark slate-grey card boards+ col tipped-on plate to front. faded red cloth spine.few minor marks to clean boards.in... View more info

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INTO THE UNKNOWN WEST or The Story of Columbus

By: MUNDELL , Frank

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, GALL & INGLIS:

Seller ID: 120491

Condition: Good +


Undated.BLue & Creamv boards wit Sailor to front & to spine.Thick format, 253pp.One frontis illus. by prominent Victorian artist of the time. light-med fox tan spotting 1st/last pages+ foredge. Older child & collectors.History - Columbus.[ fiction novel based on facts] tight binding, no exposed hing , No inscsp., clean copy, very minoe edgewear as encased in protective clear , easily removable , cover. Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info

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A CATALOGUE OF CAMPAIGN AND INDEPENDENCE MEDALS ISSUED DURING THE TWENTIETH CENTURY TO THE BRITISH ARMY

By: N.W.POULSOM , Major.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: NEWCASTLE, MINERVA MUMISMATIC HANDBOOKS no 4: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121016

ISBN: 0900309024

Condition: VG+


Internally fine throughout. Illustrated Card Covers, Stapled laminated paperback. 215 x 140 mm approx. 128 pp. Handbook No Four in series.Contents, Campaign, United Nations, Independence and Commonwealth Campaign Medals. Lists in detail the different dies of medals awarded to and authorised to be worn by the British Army, and to give reference to the authority for the awards. VG+ ( Book- Light shelf soiling to front cover and minor rubbing. No previous owner name or insc... View more info

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ADVENTURES AT HAMPTON COURT

By: NEEDHAM, VIOLET

Price: £80.00

Publisher: LONDON, LUTTERWORTH PRESS: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10325

Condition: VG


Maroon Boards with gilt lettering to spine, Illustrated end papers, 160pp. First Edition 1st printing 1954.VG/ Poor+(Book- Name of previous owner to free front end paper which has been partially snopaked out. date of publication in ink to foot and a few light foxing spots. Boards clean and free from shelf wear. Dust Jacket- price clipped with numerous tears max- 30mm top rear panel and ditto to top front panel, nicks and with some loss- max 13x15mm chip to top front pane... View more info

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THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM in verse

By: NESBIT, E , [ NESBIT , Edith ]

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Saint Paul's Graveyard , London, GRIFFITH, FARRAN OKEDEN & WELSH [ Griffith , Farran & Company ]: 1894

Seller ID: 9260

Condition: Good


c.1894.SCARCE.Small P/b.Illustrated sewn card, landscape format, Undated, Credited on rear end paper as produced and printed by Ernest Nister, Nuremberg, Unpaginated, 14pp all edges gilt. Short story in rhyming verse and charming vignettes and illustrations of two Victorian children following what they believe to be the Star of Bethlehem across a snowy winters landscape in search of the Christ Child, An early and scarce title by Edith Nesbit who later found fame with The... View more info

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DOT A TALE FOR THE VERY LITTLE ONES in Words of One Syllable

By: No Author Stated , COOKE , E W , Artist

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE / SPCK: 1870

Seller ID: 117872

Condition: Good


Victorian Red cloth boards with black and gilt embossed decs and gilt titles. 155x125mm approx.92pp+ 4 of publisher's adverts. Illustration of a Tinker's wayside camp engraved by E W Cooke 1869 to frontis, tissue guard and further steel engraving repeating the small gilt illustration to front board on half title. Tale of Dot the small child of a Tinker, Bill Mace and of her friendship with a playmate,Nell.Undated but [1870] according to listings held at National and Univ... View more info

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THE DISCOVERY OF SHIP MODELS

By: NORMAN BOYD

Price: £8.50

Publisher: COLCHESTER, NAPIER EDITIONS: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 121630

ISBN: 0946235015

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED Copy.Blue Faux leather boards with gilt titles to spine. 152pp. 51 b/w photographic plates. Interesting work which sets out to explain the development of ship models through the ages ; the many purposes of models, most of which had a serious part to play in the countless stages of maritime development. Chapters include Shipbuilders' models, Napoleonic Prisoner Models, Sailor Models, Recreational models and kits, Experimental models, Some modern professionals and T... View more info

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THE BIG LAUGH

By: O''HARA, JOHN

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, THE CRESSET PRESS: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8161

Condition: Fine


H/b+ Dust Jacket,FINE/VG.1st ed. dark Blue cloth+ Gilt titles. 250pp.This novel is set in Hollywood; featuring the singularly unsavory youth Hubert Ward. (book- no previous owner name or inscription, fine] Dust Jacket not price clipped, 18s , minor shelf soiling to white of rear panel , tiny rub to front corner edge , even tanned spine.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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MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES

By: OPPER , F , ANNON TRADITIONAL

Price: £200.00

Publisher: LONDON, J.M.DENT: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119591

Condition: Fair


(The book has been graded fair because of the loss of one leaf pp257/8 containing the rhymes and associated illustrations for Jack Spratt's Cat and Little Blue Ben and damage to the fore edge of the colour frontis plate. The latter has been laid on to a leaf of paper the same as the new end papers The book has also clearly been a favorite as over 20 of the pages of illustrations have been coloured or partially coloured- in the main quite neatly. There are also some finge... View more info

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EXLIBRIS JAPAN An INTRODUCTORY HANDBOOK to the BOOKPLATES of JAPAN [ A Study of Japanese Bookplates ]

By: PARFIT, Cliff , Director English Centre , Japan

Price: £150.00

Publisher: TOKYO , Japan, NIPPON EXLIBRIS Association: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6317

Condition: Fine


SCARCE.H/b Dust Jacket FINE/NearFINE. 1st ed." Meticulous workmanship, beautiful handmade paper & careful printing are all part of the Japanese exlibris world; in a country of small - bonsai, netsuke & origami - small graphic work has a special appeal to Japanese artists." A study of Japanese bookplates containing an introductory essay on Japanese Exlibris, Short bibliography, 71pp Colour plates showing Bookplates. list of Japanese Exlibris Artists. (Olive boards... View more info