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The Children'sTreasury of Pictures and Stories

By: N/A

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Edinburgh, Dublin & New York, Thomas Nelson & Sons:

Seller ID: 002069

Condition: Fair


No. X. Undated, c.1909. Publisher's list to back pastedown lists new titles "For Season 1909-10". Attendance award certificate to front pastedown dated 1911. Collection of stories illustrated throughout with black and white drawings and photographs, and some colour plates. Spine chipped and worn, with repair to part of backstrip and loss to bottom 2". Bumping to corners and edges, some marking and foxing to page edges. Internally good with no further inscript... View more info

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June and School Friend - Picture Library No 363 - Yank at St Celia's

By: N/A

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Fleetway: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002126

Condition: Good


School story illustrated in black and white with a coloured cover. Some creasing and marking to cover, with two closed 1/2" tears to edges. Internally good, apart from a tear to one page, and slight loss to the bottom of the same page, with no loss to text or illustration, and a hole to the first page caused by the staple. Price marked 1/- to front cover. View more info

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Little Dots Playways Annual

By: N/A

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, Playways:

Seller ID: 002426

Condition: Fair


Undated volume, inscription to rear of front endpaper dated 1952. Features "The Queen Elizabeth Family" by Enid Blyton, with verses, stories, puzzles and games. 159pp illustrated throughout with colour and black and white drawings. Decorated endpapers. Spine is split and worn, with tears at the top and bottom. Boards worn and bumped to edges and corners. Page edges spotted, right hinge cracked. Otherwise fair copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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Ideal Book for Boys

By: N/A

Price: £2.00

Publisher: London, Dean & Son:

Seller ID: 002428

Condition: Fair


Collection of school and adventure stories illustrated throughout with black and white drawings. Red cloth spine. Boards rubbed to corners and edges, page edges slightly grubby. Some scribbling to endpapers, last page and half-title page, otherwise fair reading copy. View more info

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The Child's Guide to Knowledge: Being a Collection of Useful and Familiar Questions and Answers on Every-day Subjects, Adapted for Young Persons and Arranged in the Most Simple and Easy Language By a Lady

By: N/A

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co: 1892

Edition: 58th Edition

Seller ID: 007031

Condition: Fair


Fascinating insight into 19th century educational methods - 480pp of questions and answers. Hinges slack, bumping and rubbing to spine, corners and edges, with some loss to the edges of the marbled boards, page edges soiled, former owner's name and gift inscription to front endpapers and some pencil marks to the text, otherwise fair reading copy. View more info

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The Royal Treasury of Story and Song - Part V: The Enchanted Garden

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons:

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 008331

Condition: Good


Attractive anthology including Greek myths and Arthurian legend - Kingsley, Tennyson, Arnold, Hawthorne, Longfellow, Rossetti, Anderson, etc. 272pp, illustrated with colour and black and white plates and line drawings to the text . Art Deco design to front board. Some bumping to spine and corners, sunning to edges, foxing and former owners' names to endpaper, otherwise good copy. View more info

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Victoria the Great, The Story of Her Life

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Edinburgh & New York, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1901

Seller ID: 008360

Condition: Good


School reader about Queen Victoria. 128pp, illustrated with black and white drawings and portrait to frontis. Queen's head to front board with black and red design and black lettering to front board, gilt lettering to spine. Internal hinge starting to open, bumping to spine, corners and edges and presentation inscription dated 1902 to browned endpaper, otherwise good reading copy. View more info

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Winnie-the-Pooh

By: A A Milne

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Methuen Children's Books: 1986

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008338

ISBN: 0-416-16860-4

Condition: Very Good


This edition first published in 1973 with Shepard's colouring of his original line drawings. 144pp with colour drawings to the text and map to endpapers. Gilt drawing to front board and gilt title to spine. Minor bumping to spine and corners, slight lean to spine and very slight marking to page edges, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has slight edge and surface wear, otherwsie very good. View more info

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The House at Pooh Corner

By: A A Milne

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Guild Publishing: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008339

Condition: Very Good


Published by arrangement with Methuen Children's Books, with Shepard's colouring of his original line drawings. 174pp. Colour drawings to the text, map to endpapers. Gilt drawing to front board and gilt title to spine. Minimal bumping to spine and corners and slight marking to top edges, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has slight edge and surface wear, otherwise very good. View more info

Travellers' Tales and Sketches

By: A E M Bayliss

Price: £6.25

Publisher: London, Bombay and Sydney, George G Harrap & Co Ltd: 1931

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 002008

Condition: Good


A collection of travel writing for children, including both fiction and true adventure stories, from a variety of authors, including Jonathan Swift, Charles Kingsley, Herman Melville, Charles Darwin and Marco Polo. Harrap's Junior Modern English Series edition. Left hinge cracked, 1" tear to half title page, front endpaper missing, spine and corners bumped, spine faded, marking to boards and some spotting to pastedowns, otherwise good copy. View more info

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The King of Love - New Testament Stories

By: A Leigh

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge:

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 007418

Condition: Good


Bible stories for children. 28pp illustrated throughout with colour plates and black and white drawings. Blue lettering to front board and spine. Colour drawing pasted to front board. Some bumping and rubbing to spine and corners, marking to boards and inscription to front endpaper, otherwise good copy. View more info

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The Nutcracker

By: Alexandre Dumas

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1976

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 008653

ISBN: 0-19-271379-5

Condition: Very Good


Dumas's adaptation of Hoffman's "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King". Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker" was largely based on Dumas's work. Translated by Douglas Munro. 74pp illustrated with colour drawings. Slight rubbing to edges and corners and gift dedication to front endpaper, otherwise very good copy. DJ is price-clipped and has slight edgewear, otherwise very good. View more info

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The Garden Patch - Short Stories for Children

By: Alice Massie

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge:

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 007681

Condition: Fair


Undated collection of 7 children's stories. 220pp, illustrated with black and white drawings. Some bumping and rubbing to spine and corners, binding a little slack, edges soiled and slightly foxed, boards rubbed with crease to back and presentation plate to inside cover (dated 1918), otherwise fair reading copy. View more info

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Three Terms at Uplands

By: Angela Brazil

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son Ltd:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008832

Condition: Good


School story. Undated edition circa 1960. Black design to front board and spine. Black and white drawing to frontis. 223pp. Slight bumping to spine and corners, edges browned and former owner's name in pencil to pastedown and endpapers, otherwise good copy. View more info

The Fortunes of Philippa - a School Story

By: Angela Brazil

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Glasgow & Bombay, Blackie & Son Ltd:

Seller ID: 008833

Condition: Good


Undated volume, circa 1920. Drawings to front board and spine. 208pp. Bumping and rubbing to spine and corners, top edges dusty, endpapers darkened and very light foxing to edges. Sunday School award label dated 1921 to front pastedown, otherwise good copy. View more info

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McDougall's Junior Historical Readers Book II

By: Anon.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London and Edinburgh, McDougall's Educational Co Ltd: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002491

Condition: Good


"Easy Lessons for Young Pupils". Children's history text book illustrated throughout in black and white. Frontis entitled "A Scene From the Olden Time". Some discreet annotations to text, school stamps to front endpaper, turned page corners, creasing to cover and one 1.4" tear to edge, otherwise good copy. View more info

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A Picture Story-Book with Four Hundred Illustrations By Eminent Artists

By: Anon.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons Ltd:

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 007656

Condition: Fair


Undated volume of children's stories, containing The History of Dame Mitchell and Her Cat, The Strange and Interesting Adventures of Prince Hempseed and His Little Sister, and The History of a Nutcracker, Parts I & II. 313pp illustrated throughout with black and white drawings, tissue-guarded frontis. Green boards decorated with black, red and gilt design and lettering. Cloth wrinkled to top board, tear to top of backstrip, spine slanted, hinges showing, tape repair to i... View more info

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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

By: Beatrix Potter

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London & New York, Frederick Warne & Co Ltd:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007199

Condition: Fair


Undated edition of the little book first published in 1903. 58pp illustrated in colour throughout. Roundel of dancing squirrel glued on to top board. Endpapers each illustrated with colour drawings of six characters. Brown title lettering. Rubbing to spine and corners, slight loss to top corners of first two pages, binding slack with hinges showing, some marking to boards and gift dedication, otherwise fair. View more info

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The Tale of Ginger and Pickles

By: Beatrix Potter

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London & New York, Frederick Warne & Co Ltd:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007200

Condition: Good


Undated edition. 75pp illustrated throughout with both colour and black and white drawings. Colour illustration glued to top board. Endpapers illustrated with four different colour drawings. Title in green to front board and spine. Boards a little bowed, slight bumping and rubbing to spine and corners and some foxing to edges, otherwise a good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse

By: Beatrix Potter

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London & New York, Frederick Warne & Co Ltd:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007201

Condition: Fair


Undated edition. 59pp illustrated throughout with colour drawings. Endpapers decorated with 12 colour drawings of animal characters. Colour picture glued to top board. Binding slack, hinges showing. Stain to bottom corner of top board, backstrip missing, boards slightly bowed and marked, rubbing to corners, otherwise fair copy with no inscriptions. View more info