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LIM OF HONG KONG

By: CONON FRASER

Price: £50.00

Publisher: LONDON, BLACKIE: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120427

Condition: Near Fine


Red boards with black titles to spine190 x 130 mm approx. 206pp. incl glossary. Maps to end papers. Foreword by A C Maxwell C.M.G. Commissioner of Police Hong Kong 1953-1959. Children's crime fiction set in the former crown colony and featuring Tai Lim who assists his father Staff-Sergeant Tai Foong of the Special Squad C.I.D. to complete a dangerous assignment. A story of Opium smuggling and Triad gangs. A seemingly scarce children's book. Undated [1960] A few unspecified b/w line illustrations by Will Nickless. First Edition. Near Fine /VG (Book- No notable defects and no previous owner name... View more info

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SOOTY'S FANCY DRESS PARTY POP-UP BOOK

By: CORBETT , Harry , PARTRIDGE , Monique ,

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Publicity Press / Purnell: 1956

Seller ID: 11380

Condition: Good


SCARCE. c.1950's.Original Sooty illustrator Monique Partridge.Harry Corbett - Sooty and Sweep H/B oblong Pop-Up Book. Undated. Famed Television hand-puppets [ TV 's Teddy Bear Magician ] always up to mischief.[1956 ink inscp to base 1st page] edgewear to Blue illus.covers col/rub/loss. .Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF SIR TOADY LION WITH THOSE OF GENERAL NAPOLEON SMITH An Improving History for Old Boys, Young Boys, Good Boys, Bad Boys, Big Boys, Little Boys, Cow Boys and Tom Boys

By: CROCKETT, SAMUEL RUTHERFORD , BROWNE, GORDON ,

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, GARDNER, DARTON AND CO: 1897

Seller ID: 11099

Condition: Good


Green cloth boards with black, yellow and white illust. and titles. xiv + 379pp + 16 pp of publisher's adverts. Undated, copyright 1897 in USA Stokes. Appears therefore to be 1st UK or early reprint of such. Frontis + 68 other line illustrations by Artist Gordon Browne as called for. Adventures of our heroes Arthur George (Toady Lion) and Hugh John Picton Smith ( General Napoleon Smith) two young boys inspired by events of history and empire. The illustrations by Gordon Browne are particularly charming if at times a little non p.c. for today. Good (Book- moderate general shelf wear to boards b... View more info

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JIMMY AGAIN

By: CROMPTON, RICHMAL , Roberts , Lunt ,

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, GEORGE NEWNES Ltd: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2987

Condition: VG


VG H/b. Author of Just William Books. illus. by Artist Lunt Roberts.[green cloth Gilt titles to front & spine+ gilt illus. of schoolboy to spine. No inscsp., tight bindnig, mild light fox spotting to end papers+ foredge] 256pp. External light edgewear & col/rub/ crease to corners. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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PIRATE PETE'S 3D ADVENTURE with 3D Pop-Up Scenes.

By: CROSSLEY , David ,

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Bath, North Parade Publishing Ltd: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120681

ISBN: 0755482603

Condition: Near Fine


UNCOMMON.H/b with 3D Pop-Up Scenes.Artist & Author David Crossley. 5 double-page scenes in Colour.tiny miniscule rubwear all else [ external & interal] Fine as new. no inscsp.tight binding. all pop-ups' Fine. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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ROBBERY AT FOXWOOD

By: CYNTHIA PATERSON , BRIAN PATERSON ,

Price: £10.00

Publisher: NEW YORK, BARRON'S EDUCATIONAL SERIES, Inc: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123621

ISBN: 0812056655

Condition: Near Fine


Laminated Illustrated boards repeating the design of the Dust Jacket. 200 x 180 mm approx. Un paginated [32 pp] First US Edition of the First Book in the "Foxwood Tales" series which have now become childrens classics. Written by Cynthia Paterson and illustrated by her husband Brian the books introduce young children to a world of picturesque little cottages, lovable animals characters and exciting adventures. Near Fine/ Near Fine (Book- Minor shelf rubbing to bottom edge of boards. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- minor rubbing to extremities, no nicks tears or soiling. P... View more info

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THE TEDDY BEAR WHO LOST HIS SQUEAK!

By: D.V.O'BRIEN

Price: £30.00

Publisher: LONDON, EVANS BROTHERS LIMITED: 1945

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123876

Condition: Good


Illustrated Paper covered Boards, Staple Bound, 235 x 175 mm approx. Un paginated 24pp Illustrated end papers, First Edition 1945 of a charmingly illustrated nursery book. Teddy bear wakes up to discover he has lost his squeak overnight and sets of on a woodland adventure to find it. Good (Book- rubbing to paper covers and mild shelf soiling. No previous owner name or insc. Book block has pulled from covers and staples a little rusty). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

THE BIG BOOK OF THE FARM

By: DIAMOND, LUCY , STRANG , HERBERT

Price: £22.50

Publisher: LONDON, HUMPHREY MILFORD OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1931

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10733

Condition: VG


Illustrated paper covered boards with red and black titles.One of "The Big Books" Edited by Herbert Strang. Unpaginated. End papers illustrated by L.A.Govey. Frontis + 5 other full colour plates by B Butler. Numerous other full page and text illustration. Story book for the younger child telling of Ruth and Tony's stay at Caudale Farm.in large text VG/Good (Book- A little general shelf wear to extremities of boards Ink gift insc. to plain side of frontis.Large foxing spots to foredge.Binding sound with no other notable defects. Dust Jacket - colour loss rubbing and line creases. Signif... View more info

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SOPHIE'S LUCKY

By: DICK KING - SMITH , Award Winning Author , Parkins , David ,

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, WALKER BOOKS: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119986

ISBN: 0744541182

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b.FINE D/j.1st.Award Winning Author Dick King-Smith - well loved prolific children's writer - a strong sense of the country - & good humour. illust. by D Parkins.[ red-maroon cloth Gilt tiles, no incssp ] Dust Jacket not price clipped. 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 CROWSTARVER

By: DICK KING - SMITH , Farmer & Award winning author

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, DOUBLEDAY: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6086

ISBN: 0385410085

Condition: Fine


H/b Dust Jacket FINE/VG+.1st ed.Farmer & Award Winning Author D King-Smith the well loved prolific childrens writer - strong sense of the country & good humour. illustrated in line. A magic Animal / farm tale for boys and girls.[green cloth gilt titles book as New.no incssp] D/j price clipped & near fine in clear proprietary protective cover. PLS See our image. View more info

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DAVID COPPERFIELD Retold for Children

By: DICKENS , Charles , JACKSON , Alice F

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd / inc. TC & EC JACK: 1905

Seller ID: 5887

Condition: VG


H/b VG Undated c. early 1900's ?illustrated by Artist FMB Blackie with 8 x humerous fine-line pictures in pastel shades. [Childrens Classics] Charles Dickens retold for Boys & Girls by AF Jackson [ Miss Betsy Trotwood / Miss Peggotty /Mr Murdstone /the Micawbers.hard times befall little Davy] sand boards black titles with Laid-on Colour Plate to centre front & line surround decoration [ Nelson / TC.EC Jack] " for Boys and Girls" to base front.also a charming pastel coloured illus.Bright and clean. 5 spotting dot marks to rear, minor foxi tan to foredge.to foredge & end papers only.tigh... View more info

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LUCIE ATTWELL'S ANNUAL 1974

By: DOUGLAS, PENELOPE

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, DEAN & SON LTD: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121367

ISBN: 060307006X

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated Orange laminated boards with white and black titles to spine. 260 x 195 mm approx. Illustrated end papers 92 pp. The last Mabel Lucie Attwell Annual published posthemously. VG (Book- 5 mm nick to head of spine and light rubbing to laminate at extremities. Previous owner name in " belongs to" box and join the dots game at page 54 completed. A little age tanning to margins of pages else very clean and binding sound). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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The MEANWHILE ADVENTURES

By: DOYLE , Roddy ,Award Winning Author, AJHAR , Brian , STOWER , Adam

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, SCHOLASTIC Press: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7879

ISBN: 0439963303

Condition: VG+


VG+/VG+.1st edi. 1st printing 13579108642. Award winning Author R Doyle [ Booker Prize ]. A very humerous book for the younger child with larger text font. in- line illustrations by artist B Ajhar .The crazy [ or simply normal ] Mack family & dog Rover.[ jimmy robbie Kayla.[ Laminated H/b- interior as new , tight bindings , no inscsp.no annottions.slight wear top spine] Dust Jacket illus. by artist Adam Stower. minor edgewear mainly spine top. No spine fade. Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info

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The ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER or PRETTY STORIES and FUNNY PICTURES

By: Dr. HEINRICH HOFFMANN

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, GEORGE ROUTLEDGE & SONS , Ltd: 1940

Seller ID: 120980

Condition: Good


Undated circa 1940 on LINEN MOUNTED [ pages] .Illustrated paper Covered Boards with red cloth quarter binding. 260 x 210 mm approx. 24pp printed on one side only linen mounted. Undated circa 1940. Cover price 2s.6d. Good ( Book - Boards rubbed with shelf soiling loss of paper covering to edges and corners and with significant "tide marks" from liquid spillage to top of front and rear boards. A little light finger soiling to pages.The book has recently been re backed with new red cloth laid under the original, new mull and end papers and the book block sewn to dispense with the rusty staples (s... View more info

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THE LITTLE BOOK OF CHILDREN BEING THE CHILD STORIES OF DR JOHN BROWN

By: Dr. JOHN BROWN

Price: £8.00

Publisher: LONDON, T.N.FOULIS: 1923

Seller ID: 122072

Condition: Very Good


" Foulis reprinted in June Nineteen Hundred and twenty-three". Beige illustrated cloth boards with dark brown titles.180 x 115 mm approx. xx+58pp + 2 of publisher's adverts. Frontis + 7 other colour illustrations and 25 small b/w line drawings by Artist H.C.Preston Mcgoun R.S.A. [MacGown?].Sketches of childhood from the pen of the author of"Rab and his friends" Forward by L.Macbean. Contains :- Queen Mary's Child Garden and Pet Marjorie. VG/G (Book- No notable shelf wear or soiling. Offset browning to half title page. No other notable defects. Dust jacket- Small chips to extrem... View more info

TALES OF THE SCOTTISH CLANS FOR CHILDREN and Grown-ups

By: DREVER , HELEN

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, Grant & Murray: 1931

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 9200

Condition: VG


H/b , Dust Jacket , VG/Poor+ , 1st edition thus - most written for BBC Scottish Children's Hour , illustrated line drawings by AM Trotter , 224pps , stories of 19 different clans , Somerled of the Isles , Loch of the Swords , Prince Charles and Culloden [ Lilac book light edgewear fade , tight binding , noinscsp / annotation / crayon , paper creamed ] [ orange/blue illus D/j not price clipped , 6/- , also fox browned to rear so back appears grubby , minor corner losses , loss to top of spine 10x40mm , few small nicks - now in clear proprietary protective cover View more info

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MY FARMYARD STORY BOOK [ Ernest Nister no 2801 ]

By: E. NESBIT, MARY BOYLE, M.A. HOYER, L.L. WEEDON, ETC.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: LONDON, ERNEST NISTER / C P DUTTON: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120787

Condition: Good


UNCOMMON.Illustrated paper covered boards with brown cloth quarter Binding. 200 x 130 mm approx. Illustrated end papers. 128 pp. Colour frontis + 3 other full colour plates, numerous other full page line drawings and many others in text. Code no 2801 Undated - attributed as 1910 per Ink Christmas gift inscription to front free end paper and reference to Copac where the British Museum copy is ascribed as being [1910]. Good ( A little shelf rubbing to covers, ink gift insc as above. Paper of book block tanned and some fingerprint soiling to some pages. Binding generally sound with no cracks to e... View more info

LITTLE DORA

By: EDWARDS, LINNIE

Price: £8.50

Publisher: LONDON, S.P.C.K.:

Seller ID: 6928

Condition: Good


Stapled Limp red cloth with black lettering and illustration to front cover. b/w frontis line illust. 32pp +8 of publisher's adverts. Undated but circa 1890's. Edition not stated. Story of the falling out of childhood friends, serious illness and the realisation that life is too short for hate and that the secret of life - real life - is love; and the power of prayer. Good (book- no previous owner name or insc. Stples a little rusty and book strained in binding but not detached from cloth wraps. Respectably clean.) An uncommon title. View more info

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ELEANOR FARJEON'S BOOK STORIES - VERSES- PLAYS No 141

By: ELEANOR FARJEON , EDWARD ARDIZZONE

Price: £3.50

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, PUFFIN Story Books / Penguin Books: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124323

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated Card Covers (Paperback) 180 x 110 mm approx. First Edition 1st printing of this Puffin Children's book no 141 in series published in Penguin's Jubilee year. VG (Covers - a little rubbed but no significant wear or soiling.Spine a little sunned. Paper of book block tanned. No previous owner name of insc. Binding sound). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE JOKER AND JERRY AGAIN

By: ELEANOR HELME & NANCE PAUL , CECIL ALDIN

Price: £27.00

Publisher: LONDON, EYRE AND SPOTTISWOODE: 1936

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 123272

Condition: Very Good


Pale Olive green cloth boards with red titles to spine. 220 x 175 mm approx. [viii] + 172 pp. Line Illustration in two tone Frontis + 11 other full page line illustrations by Cecil Aldin as called for. 2nd Edition 1936. Sequel to Jerry- The Story of an Exmoor Pony and featuring many of the same characters- two and four legged. VG/Good (Book- Minor shelf wear to cloth. A little discolouration to spine and ink gift inscription to free front endpaper. Minor foxing to edges of book block encroaching to margins of a few pages. Binding sound with no other defects. Dust Jacket - A little loss to extr... View more info