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It Was A Dark And Stormy Night.

By: AHLBERG, Janet & Allan.:

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London: Viking/Penguin, 1991.:

Seller ID: 30838


1st ed. Hardback. "It was a dark and stormy night, the rain came down in torrents, there were brigands on the mountains, and wolves, and the chief of the brigands said to Antonio, 'I'm bored - tell us a story!'..." 30cms x 24.5cms. Unpaginated, wonderful colour illustrations throughout. Illustrated boards, matching d/w is price clipped. VG/VG. View more info

Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales.

By: ANDERSEN, Hans. (Translated by Naomi Lewis).:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Penguin. 1994 (rep).:

Seller ID: 18718


"This selection of Andersen's fairy tales includes his best-known and most-loved stories". Pp 194. Some b/w illustrations. P/b. Illustrated cover. VG. View more info

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Paul. The Hero of the Fire.

By: ARDIZZONE, Edward.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London: Picture Puffin, 1969.:

Seller ID: 43415


Picture Puffin PX8. "Paul was very sad, because his parents had lost a lot of money, and would have to sell their lovely house. He wondered how he could earn some money to help them. Then Paul had a wonderful idea - he would get a job at the Fair; but he never dreamed what fascinating new friends and great adventures the new job would bring him." Pp.32, colour and black & white illustrations by Edward Ardizzone throughout. Paperback. G+. View more info

Good-Bye, Uncle Simon. (Illustrated by Gilbert Dunlop).

By: ARROWSMITH, Pat.:

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London: Blackie and Son, nd. (c.1957).:

Seller ID: 30484


Children's fiction. Pp.224, b/w frontis. + 3 futher illustrations by Gilbert Dunlop, gift inscription to fep. Blue cloth, illustratedd d/w has losses to rear cover and top and tail of spine but is enclosed in a clear protective cover. G+/G. View more info

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Play The Game. A School Story.

By: AVERY, Harold.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, nd.(c.1908). 0:

Seller ID: 38446


Boys school story about a football team. Pp.343, colour frontispiece + 3 further colour plates by E.Shepard, prze bookplate of Halstead Council School to inside front board, endpapers grubby. Green illustrated cloth with gilt title to front and illustration and gilt title to spine, edges rubbed. G+. View more info

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Madeline and the Gypsies.

By: BEMELMANS, Ludwig.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: Sphere, 1969.:

Seller ID: 40397


In which Madeline and Pepito have an adventure at a circus. First Sphere edition. 22.5cms x 17cms. Pp.56, illustrated throughout. Paperback, creasing to rear corner. G+. View more info

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Madeline in London.

By: BEMELMANS, Ludwig.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: Sphere, 1969. 0:

Seller ID: 40398


In which Pepito moves to London, and Madeline and the girls go to visit him. First Sphere edition. 22.5cms x 17cms. Pp.56, illustrated throughout, small corner losses affecting pp.5/6, 43/44 and 53/54. Paperback, crease to lower rear cover. Good. View more info

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Madeline.

By: BEMELMANS, Ludwig.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: Sphere, 1968.:

Seller ID: 40399


The first in the "Madeline" series. Sphere edition in association with Andre Deutch Ltd. 22.5cms x 17cms. Pp.48, illustrated throughout but with some blurring to the colour plates on pp. 10, 11,14 and 15, small chip to lower corner pp.13/14,23/24, and 29/30. Paperback, some creasing to covers. Good. View more info

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Tim Kane's Treasure.

By: BENNETT, C.M.

Price: £38.00

Publisher: London: Nisbet, nd.(c.1930). 0:

Seller ID: 38454


The Cavalcade series. "The Brotherhood of the Gallows Tree, taking with them loot of fabulous value, treacherously left their fellow buccaneers. Then that reckless rascal, Captain Tim Kane, secretly buried the treasure. Desperate adventures both at sea and ashore followed the attempt to recover the vast fortune." Pp.284/3(ads for books), yellow and black frontispiece, clean throughout. Bright orange cloth with procession of silhouetted horse riders to lower front edge,... View more info

Flood Warning. Translated from the French by John Buchanan-Brown. Illustd. by Charles Keeping.

By: BERNA, Paul.:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth: A Puffin Book, 1962.:

Seller ID: 10395


!st English ed. Children's story about a flood in France cutting off a school. Pp. 165/Biography. 24 b/w line drawings. Toning to pages. P/b. Illustd. cover. G. View more info

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Runners of Contraband. A Story of Russian Tyranny. (Illustrated by Wal Paget).

By: BEVAN, Tom.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: S.W.Partridge & Co, nd (c.1912).:

Seller ID: 44142


Boys adventure story. Pp.332/32(publisher's catalogue), black & white frontispiece + 7 further full page plates, worn prize bookplate (London County Council) to inside front board, foxing to endpapers and catalogue pages browned. Illustrated blue cloth with gilt title to front and spine rubbed, gilt roundel with 'Prize awarded by London County Council' to rear board, wear to top and tail of spine. Good.** Tom Bevan (1868–1938), who also wrote under the pseudonym Walte... View more info

The Transfer.

By: BLACKER, Terence.:

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books. 2001.:

Seller ID: 25431


"Stanley has created a grown-up version of himself - and his wildest, most dangerous dream is about to come true". Pp 233, slight toning to pages. P/b. Illustrated cover. G+. View more info

Enid Blyton's Magazine Annual. Number Two.

By: BLYTON, Enid.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London:Evans Brothers,nd.(c.1955).:

Seller ID: 8175


Second Annual containing stories featuring favourite characters from the Enid Blyton's Magazine such as Noddy, the Secret Seven, Famous Five, etc, + games and puzzles. Pp.141, two-toned illustrations throughout, games to endpapers, puzzle picture to p.116 has been coloured + crossword to p.139 completed, inscription to verso fep. Red cloth, illustrated d/w top edge rubbed. G+/G+. View more info

Birds of Our Gardens. Illustrated by Roland Green and Ernest Aris and with Photographs.

By: BLYTON, Enid.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: George Newnes Ltd, 1953.:

Seller ID: 39652


Reprint. "Enid Blyton, a bird-lover herself, tells you all you want to know about garden birds and how to attract them to your own garden and feed them. Like Mollie and Tony in the story, you will soon get to understand and make friends with them." Pp.160, 12 pages of black & white photos + occasional line drawings by Roland Green and Ernest Aris throughout, a few marginal spots. Green cloth, dustwrapper has edge wear with small losses. Good/Fair. View more info

Five On A Treasure Island. An Adventure Story for Boys and Girls.

By: BLYTON, Enid.

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1942. 0:

Seller ID: 40425


3rd impression. The first in the 'Famous Five' adventures series, where Julian, Dick and Anne meet their cousin Georgina(who is a tomboy and prefers to be called George) and her dog Timmy, and the adventures they have on Kirrin Island. Pp.191, 32 full page drawings by Eileen A.Soper, several pages have losses to the lower margins of the pages (not affecting text) and there is a 4.5cm closed tear to the bottom of pp.81/82. Light blue cloth slightly soiled, spine faded, e... View more info

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You Funny Little Noddy. (No.10).

By: BLYTON, Enid.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: Sampson, Low, Marston & Co.Ltd and The Richards Press Ltd, 1955.:

Seller ID: 40662


Illustrated by illustrated by Peter Wienk. Contents: 1. It's Raining; 2. A Little Accident; 3. Everything's Going Wrong; 4. The Puddly Street; 5. Where are your going, Little Noddy? 6. Everyone is Worried; 7. Clockwork Car Town; 8. The Great Car Race; 9. How Wonderful! 19cms x 14cms. Pp.60, colour illustrations throughout by Peter Wienk including endpapers and including the "un-P.C" Golly. Ownership plate blank. Cream illustrated laminated boards, slightly rubbed. G+. View more info

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Five Go to Mystery Moor. (illustrations by Eileen Soper).

By: BLYTON, Enid.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1962.:

Seller ID: 42204


6th impression. The 13th book about the 'Famous Five'. "When they camped at Captain Johnston's Riding School, they explored a place where they were not welcome - Mystery Moor!" Pp.183, occasional black & white illustrations by Eileen Soper, illustrated endpapers have darkened vertical stripe. Red cloth, dustwrapper has tear to lower front edge and minor edge wear. G+/G+. View more info

Ring O'Bells Mystery. (illustrated by Gilbert Dunlop).

By: BLYTON, Enid.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: Collins, 1960.:

Seller ID: 42203


Third title in the 'Barney Books' series about Roger, Diana, Snubby and Barney, Miranda the monkey, and Loony the mad black spaniel. Pp.256, edge tear to p.221/222, slight toning to pages, owner's name to front free endpaper. Red cloth, dustwrapper has tear to rear lower edge and base of spine. G+/Fair. View more info

Enid Blyton's Brer Rabbit Book. Illustrated by Grace Lodge.

By: BLYTON, Enid.:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London:Latimer House,1948.:

Seller ID: 8172


1st ed. Pp.128, b/w illustrations by Grace Lodge. Green cloth. VG. View more info

Enid Blyton's Lucky Story Book. Illustrations by Eileen Soper.

By: BLYTON, Enid.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Leicester: Brockhampton Press,1951.:

Seller ID: 8174


3rd imp. Stories for 5 - 8 year olds. Pp.159,b/w frontis. + other b/w illustrations by Eileen Soper, occasional minor spotting. Blue cloth, illustrated d/w torn with losses. G+/G-. View more info