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Image for CLYDE and OTHER COASTAL STEAMERS Second Edition The Duckworth and Langmuir Series

CLYDE and OTHER COASTAL STEAMERS Second Edition The Duckworth and Langmuir Series

By: DUCKWORTH , Christian Leslie Dyce , BSc MICE AMINA , LANGMUIR , Graham Easton , MA LLB ,

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Prescot, Mersyside, T STEPHENSON & Sons Ltd: 1977

Edition: 1st Ediition Thus

Seller ID: 123793

ISBN: 0901314196

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in VG D/j.1st print of the 2nd Edition1977. The emphasis in these books is on the ships themselves, rather than on social history, geography, economics or personnel, though these receive attention where necessary. Fleet Lists in Chronological order, illus. 93 b/w photo-plates.Appendix.Biblio.[ mauve cloth gilt titles, no inscsp, fine throughout] Clean Dust Jacket not price clipped, light edgewear, small nick top front edge, covers starting to fox cream. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

Image for ANIMAL LIFE OF THE BRITISH ISLES A POCKET GUIDE TO THE MAMMALS, REPTILES AND BATRACHIANS OF WAYSIDE AND WOODLAND

ANIMAL LIFE OF THE BRITISH ISLES A POCKET GUIDE TO THE MAMMALS, REPTILES AND BATRACHIANS OF WAYSIDE AND WOODLAND

By: EDWARD STEP , F.L.S. , W.J.STOKOE

Price: £18.00

Publisher: LONDON, FREDERICK WARNE AND CO: 1936

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121886

Condition: Near Fine


Olive Green Boards with gilt titles to spine and gilt fox head and gilt and black titles to front board.175 x 130 mm approx. Illustrated end papers, sprinkled edges of book block. viii+ 184 pp. Colour frontis + 110 other plates of which 47 in colour as referred to in preface. First published in 1921 the copy offered by us is of the 6th Impression of 1936. Near Fine /VG (Book- light sporadic foxing to reverse of front free end paper and obverse of rear. No previous owner name or insc. No other notable defects. Dust Jacket- rubbed mainly to head of spine with 10mm approx tear. Tide mark from a l... View more info

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THE LAME AND THE HALT An Adventure from Perkins of Portland

By: ELLIS PARKER BUTLER

Price: £8.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER AND STOUGHTON: 1930

Seller ID: 122914

Condition: Very Good


Uncommon.Red cloth boards with gilt titles and gilt blocked Jester to upper board. 125 x 80 mm approx. 54pp. red machine made marbled end papers.Undated circa 1930's. The fourth book in a series published by Hodder in their "Little Books of Laughter." VG/Good- (Book- No notable shelf soiling or wear to boards. Gilt a little dulled. No previous owner name or insc. Binding sound. Dust Jacket- heavy shelf soiling and with a few nicks and tears- max tear10mm to tail of spine. No notable loss). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE NODDY CASTLE OF BOOKS (Five Titles - Noddy Visits the Land of Tops, Noddy and the Magic Goldfish, Noddy and Mr Roundy in Clown Town, Noddy and Mr Cheery, Noddy in the Land of King Ho-Ho

By: ENID BLYTON

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON & CO: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121592

Condition: Good


Illustrated stapled Paperbacks, 90 X 90 mm approx. 40pp per vol. Complete set of The Noddy Castle Book series lacking the box. Conditions vary - Two VG Two Good and One Poor. Please see our images of the actual set offered for sale. View more info

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YOU FUNNY LITTLE NODDY no 10 in series

By: ENID BLYTON

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON & CO.,LTD AND PLEIADES BOOKS,: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122824

Condition: Good


Paper covered illustrated boards repeating the design of the dust jacket, flat spine,190 x 140 mm approx. 60 pp. no 10 in series with children's library advert for Toby Twirl and Nicholas Thomas to rear flap fold. Has all of the issue points for a First Edition but as any Noddy collector will know it is impossible to differentiate these early issues from early reprints. Good/Poor (Book- Shelf rubbing to extremities of boards with bumps to bottom corners.No shelf soiling. This book belongs to box clean. A few of the margins of pages have mild finger soiling. Dust Jacket- Heavily rubbed with cre... View more info

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FIVE GO TO DEMON'S ROCKS

By: ENID BLYTON

Price: £20.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER AND STOUGHTON Ltd: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 123618

Condition: VG+


Red Boards with black titles to spine. 190 x 125 mm approx. Illustrated end papers.184pp Nineteenth book in the Famous Five series. First published in 1961 the copy offered by us is of the 4th Impression of 1965. VG+/Good (Book- No notable shelf wear or soiling. Neat Ink gift inscription to half title.Dust Jacket - Colour rubbing to extremities with a little loss at head and tail of spine and ink scribble to rear panel. Price clipped. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve. No other notable defects to book or jacket). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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FIVE GO OFF IN A CARAVAN Being the Fifth Adventure of Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Timmy the Dog

By: ENID BLYTON

Price: £8.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER AND STOUGHTON Ltd: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124255

Condition: Good


Red Boards with black titles to spine. 190 x 125 mm approx. Illustrated end papers.192pp Fifth book in the Famous Five series. First published in 1946 the copy offered by us is of the Twelfth Impression 1962. Good/Good (Book- No notable shelf wear or soiling to boards. Ink previous owner name and address to reverse of front free end paper + other ditto to reverse of chapter page with child's drawing under encompassing the whole page. No other notable defects. Dust Jacket - edge rubbed with line creases small nicks and ink name and kisses to the Dear Children letter on rear panel. Non price cli... View more info

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FIVE GO TO BILLY COCK HILL

By: ENID BLYTON

Price: £20.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER AND STOUGHTON Ltd: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124257

Condition: VG+


Red Boards with black titles to spine. 190 x 125 mm approx. Illustrated end papers.182pp + 1 of Publisher's adverts.All illustrations duotone and b/w line by Soper present as expected. Sixteenth book in the Famous Five series. First Edition 1st impression 1957. VG+/ Poor(Book- no notable shelf soiling or wear to boards. Light offset browning to end papers. A couple of light foxing spots to fore edge of book block. No previous owner name. Binding sound with no notable defects. Dust Jacket - Loss to extremities - principally to head and tail of spine and corners- max -12 x 35 mm around head. Nu... View more info

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FIVE ON KIRRIN ISLAND AGAIN

By: ENID BLYTON

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER AND STOUGHTON Ltd: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124293

Condition: Very Good


Red Boards with black titles to spine. 190 x 125 mm approx. Illustrated end papers.184pp Sixth book in the Famous Five series. First published in 1947 the copy offered by us is of the Fourteenth Impression 1965. VG/Good (Book- No notable shelf soiling or wear,light bumps to top corners of boards. No previous owner name or inscription. Binding sound with no other defects. Dust Jacket -Moderate/ heavy shelf rubbing with a light crease line across front panel. No significant loss.Non price clipped cover 7s 6d. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve. Please see our image of the actual b... View more info

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FIVE GET INTO TROUBLE

By: ENID BLYTON

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER AND STOUGHTON Ltd: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124299

Condition: Very Good


Red Boards with black titles to spine and front board. 190 x 125 mm approx. Illustrated two tone end papers.190pp. Frontis. + 31 other illustrations by Eileen Soper all as called for. First Edition 1st printing Oct 1949 of the Eighth book in the Famous Five series. VG/Poor (Book- No notable shelf wear or soiling. Ink gift insc. and date xmas 1949 to reverse of free front end paper. Binding sound with no other defects. Colour rubbed with tears and associated line creases,significant chips/ loss principally to head and tail of spine of up to 17 mm in depth, lacks front flap fold and a few small... View more info

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FIVE ON A HIKE TOGETHER

By: ENID BLYTON

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER AND STOUGHTON Ltd: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124300

Condition: VG+


Red Boards with black titles to spine and front board. 190 x 125 mm approx. 192pp Tenth book in the Famous Five series. First published in 1951 the copy offered by us is of the Eighth Impression 1962. VG+/Good (Book- Light fading to spine where loss to jacket, no notable shelf wear or soiling. Minor bumps to top corners. School prize book plate to free front end paper. No other defects. Dust Jacket - Significant chips loss rubbing and line creases. Max loss 11 mm in depth x 22 mm top front panel near spine with tear extending therefrom by 30 mm approx. Non price clipped cover 7s 6d. Now in a ... View more info

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FIVE GO TO MYSTERY MOOR

By: ENID BLYTON

Price: £9.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER AND STOUGHTON Ltd: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124304

Condition: Very Good


Red Boards with black titles to spine. 190 x 125 mm approx. 183pp + 1 of publisher's adverts. Illustrated end papers.Thirteenth book in the Famous Five series. First published in 1954 the copy offered by us is of the 7th impression of 1964. VG/VG (Book- previous owner name in ink ti free front end paper. Loss to margin of top corner of leaf 181/2. Dust Jacket - Moderate shelf rubbing to extremities, no significant soiling. Non price clipped cover 7s6d. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve. No other notable defects to book or jacket). Please see our image of the actual book offered ... View more info

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NODDY GETS INTO TROUBLE No 8

By: ENID BLYTON , BBEK ,

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON & Co & C.A.Publications Ltd: 1954

Seller ID: 123474

Condition: Good


Illustrated paper covered boards repeating the design of the jacket, Flat spine, 60pp. Illustrated by Beek. First published in 1954 these Noddy books are notoriously difficult to identify 1st Editions. The copy offered is however at least an early reprint from the mid to late 50's. Children's Library advert to rear flap of d/j and cover price 3s 6d. Good/Poor. (Book - Rubbing to extremities of boards with some damage to head of spine. Binding sound. An erased, still visible, child's pencil name & address to the " belongs to" box with Noddy, Tessie Bear & elephant picture benath. Occas... View more info

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NODDY AND HIS CAR no 3 in series

By: ENID BLYTON , BEEK ,

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON & CO LTD AND DENNIS DOBSON LTD: 1967

Seller ID: 121646

ISBN: 0361004583

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated paper covered boards, flat spine. 190 x 140 mm approx. Illustrated end papers. 62pp. Illustrated by Beek. Nos 3 in series. Undated . SBN nos. so between 1967 and 1970. VG/VG (Book- Paper covered boards a little rubbed at extremities . No notable damage to spine. No previous owner name or insc.Binding and sewing to signatures sound. Dust Jacket- complete but a little colour rubbed at extremities, tiny nicks and red letters to title on spine faded. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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GOOD WORK SECRET SEVEN

By: ENID BLYTON , BRUNO KAY ,

Price: £6.00

Publisher: LEICESTER, BROCKHAMPTON PRESS: 1956

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124328

Condition: Good


Illustrated Blue Boards, 195 x 140 mm approx. Illustrated end papers, 124 pp. Numerous unspecified illustrations some duo tone by Bruno Kay. First Published in 1954 the copy offered is of the 2nd Impression 1956 of the sixth book in the Secret Seven series. Good/ Poor (Book- no notable shelf wear. Mild to moderated foxing to edges of book block and to end papers and prelims. Ink gift insc.and date Aug. 1956 to reverse of front free end paper. Dust Jacket - significant loss to top edge of front panel extending around head of spine to 1/3 rd of rear approx. + colour rubbing and nicks to extremit... View more info

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THE FOLK OF THE FAR AWAY TREE

By: ENID BLYTON , DOROTHY M. WHEELER ,

Price: £30.00

Publisher: LONDON, GEORGE NEWNES Ltd: 1958

Seller ID: 124369

Condition: Good


Red Boards with black titles to spine and upper panel. 205 x 140 mm approx.192pp. Frontis b/w line drawing by Dorothy M. Wheeler + numerous other unspecified line drawings in text. Sixth impression 1959 of the third book about the magic Far Away Tree first published in 1946. One of Enid Blyton's more enduring series of books made so by the delightful illustrations by Dorothy Wheeler. All the old favourites are there:- Moonface, Silky, Mister Watzisname, Dame Washalot and the Saucepan Man. Good/Good (Book- Moderate wear to head and tail of spine- boards clean. Paper of book block evenly but qui... View more info

Image for FIVE RUN AWAY TOGETHER Famous Five Series No 3 [ The Third Story of the Adventures of the Four Children and Their Dog ]

FIVE RUN AWAY TOGETHER Famous Five Series No 3 [ The Third Story of the Adventures of the Four Children and Their Dog ]

By: ENID BLYTON , EILEEN SOPER

Price: £4.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER AND STOUGHTON: 1960

Seller ID: 124342

Condition: Fair


1960 11th impression.Red Boards with Black titles, 190 x 130 mm approx. Illustrated end papers, duotone and line illustrations by Eileen Soper. Fair/ Fair The book is listed as a reading copy only as the dust jacket is covered in sticky back plastic and the previous owner has ticked titles in series list, and chapters and the obverse of the frontis has gift insc. and name and address and doodles covering most of the page. In all other respects the book is clean and the binding sound). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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JAN OF THE WINDMILL A Story of the Plains [ The Miller's Thumb ] , Authorised Uniform Edition

By: EWING , JULIANA HORATIA ,

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, S.P.C.K./ Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: 1884

Seller ID: 5022

Condition: Fair


Small Fair H/b undated c.1884 to Introduction Note. Rich illus. boards with tan cloth quarter binding & black title block. Small Crown 8vo. No 8 in the Authorised Uniform Edition. 386pp.[ book - no previous owner name or inscp. light fox to end papers. clean throughout , paper cream] Total Spine lean, shelf--wear to extremities, small area , front base corner, card cover loss.light cloth wear. A Read only copy. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

Image for JACKANAPES and Other Tales [ Daddy Darwin's Dovecot & The Story of a Short Life ] Authorised Uniform Edition

JACKANAPES and Other Tales [ Daddy Darwin's Dovecot & The Story of a Short Life ] Authorised Uniform Edition

By: EWING , Juliana Horatio ,

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, S.P.C.K./ Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: 1880

Seller ID: 5020

Condition: VG


Small H/b. c.1880. Internal VG , external Fair.Authorised Uniform Edition of Marbled paper covered boards with tan cloth quarter binding. Black title block , dulled gilt title , small Crown 8vo. No 15 in the series. 254pp. No previous owner name or inscp., end papers sound, shelf-- wear to extremities, surface wear to cover paper, mainly to rear, No significant wear to cloth that was specially designed by a friend of the Author. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

Image for MISCELLANEA  , Includes The Mystery Of The Bloody Hand, , Wonder Stories, Tales Of The Khoja, and Other Translations [ Authorised Uniform Edition ]

MISCELLANEA , Includes The Mystery Of The Bloody Hand, , Wonder Stories, Tales Of The Khoja, and Other Translations [ Authorised Uniform Edition ]

By: EWING, Julians Horatio ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, S.P.C.K./ Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: 1890

Seller ID: 5026

Condition: VG


Small vol.H/b VG.Undated c.1890. richly illus.tan shades against brown with beige cloth quarter binding. Black title block with dulled gilt lettering. Small Crown 8vo. No 17 in the Authorised uniform Edition. 306pp. +2 of publishers adverts. b/w Illus. includes The Mystery Of The Bloody Hand, , Wonder Stories, Tales Of The Khoja, and other translations. VG ( No previous owner name or insc. End papers sound. Edge wear to extremities, No significant wear to cloth) Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info