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Sir Evelyn's Charge, or A Child's Influence, "M.I.A.",
1 Sir Evelyn's Charge, or A Child's Influence
"M.I.A.",. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1903. Thirty-third Edition, Hardback, 186mm x 124mm red decorated boards, gilt titles, Thirty-third Edition, 404pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Mrs. Osman Thomas. Fair/NoWrapper. Block is slippy in hands, binding loose but unbroken. Book is generally aged, with spine faded and bumped, boards also bumped. Gilt block edges now grubby. Pages and plates clean and unmarked. Enduringly popular tale for young people. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Evelyn, Willy, Cairne. 4860

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A Cabin for Crusoe, ,
2 A Cabin for Crusoe
,. The Bodley Head, London, 1952. first edition, Hardback, 8vo orange cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 6th impression, , 230pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Good/Good +++. Ex-lib. Free Front endpaper is missing. Foxing to block edge. Tipp-Ex stain on Page 9. Dustwrapper has shelfwear affecting top of covers and spine, and a single 1mm closed tear on top of front cover. One of Severn's series of "Crusoe" books, in which Crusoe's young friends in the country help him to build a cabin, with many mishaps anjd adventures along the way. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Countryside, cabin, adventure. 1803

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Chatterbox Newsbox, ,
3 Chatterbox Newsbox
,. Wells Gardner, Darton, London, Hardback, 252mm x 189mm decorated card boards over brown cloth spine, 96pp. plus advertisments,Colour illustrations.Good/NoWrapper. Book in good condition given likely age - spine and boards bumped and scuffed at edges, block darkened Twelve editions of Volume VII of two-column news and features magazine for young people - surely late 19th century? Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Chatterbox, newsbox, magazine. 8147

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Dean's Gold Medal Book of Rhymes No. 3, ,
4 Dean's Gold Medal Book of Rhymes No. 3
,. Dean & Son, London, 1967. first edition, Hardback, 253mm x 211mm decorated card boards over green cloth spine, 36pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Janet Johnstone, Anne Grahame Johnstone. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped and chipped at edges, spine ends just a little frayed, book has been read and handled but pages still clean. Dean Collection of nursery rhymes with original colour illustrations - including Tommy Tucker singing for his supper with the aid of an electric guitar! Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Nursery, rhymes, Dean, pumpkin. 8135

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Highroads of Geography - Introductory Book - Round the World with Father, ,
5 Highroads of Geography - Introductory Book - Round the World with Father
,. Thomas Nelson, London, 1913. Hardback, 216mm x 156mm maroon cloth boards, black titles, , 128+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by J.M.W. Turner. et al. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscriptions. Book has been well read over years, generally bumped and grubby around edges, else clean. Illustrated with paintings by great artists, this is a volume for schoolchildren which introduces some facts and details about the peoples and places of the world. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Eskimo. China, nation, India. 14438

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Highroads of History - Other Days and Other Ways (from the Earliest Times to 1485), ,
6 Highroads of History - Other Days and Other Ways (from the Earliest Times to 1485)
,. Thomas Nelson, London, 1911. Hardback, 216mm x 156mm green cloth boards, black titles, , 256+pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by John Pettie. et al. Less than good/NoWrapper. Attachment now loose at spine, book in otherwise fair condition - bumped and worn, also grubby from handling around edges, but pages basically clean. Illustrated with paintings by great artists, this is a volume from the Royal School series which offers a pre-WW1 review of English history up to and including medieval times. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Chaucer, Stonehenge, charter, England. 14437

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King Jack of Haylands - A Tale of School Life, ,
7 King Jack of Haylands - A Tale of School Life
,. T. Nelson & Sons, London, 1886. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green decorated boards, black titles, first edition, 160pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Block loosening, with discolouring and some foxing to edges. Boards and spine slightly bumped. School prize sticker on inner board. An uplifting Victorian tale of a young man's schooldays. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Haylands, school, cricket. 2556

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Little Brown Mouse, ,
8 Little Brown Mouse
,. Tiger Books, London, 1989. Hardback, 185mm x 157mm decorated boards, 40pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good. Spine and boards a little bumped, else bright and clean. Dustwrapper has been handled, light wear to edges. No author, illustrator or edition stated but this is certainly a lovely illustrated animal story for young children from the Brambledown Tales series. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: mouse, rabbit, hedgehog, farmyard. 11645

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Little Robin Hood, ,
9 Little Robin Hood
,. Juvenile Productions, London, Hardback, 264mm x 221mm decorated boards, 20pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by "Fel". Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is not new, spine and boards bumped, but no other signs of wear or handling, overall bright and clean. Rather lovely little collection of stories and verses for younger readers featuring the English national hero in his boyhood, as well as his companion Marian, illustrated in full colour. No date or edition stated - possibly early 1960s? Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Robin Hood, Marian, Nottingham. 8136

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More Prayers for Children, ,
10 More Prayers for Children
,. Dean & Son, London, 1974. first edition, Hardback, 28cm x 22cm decorated boards, 24pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Janet Grahame Johnstone, Anne Grahame Johnstone. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book has been handled over years, some bumping to spine and boards, no other imperfections. A selection of Christian prayers suitable for children, with striking full-page illustrations by Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: prayer, children, Jesus, Christianity. 9600

Price: 7.00 GBP
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Playbox Annual 1952, ,
11 Playbox Annual 1952
,. Associated Press, London, 1951. first edition, Hardback, 278mm x 204mm decorated boards, 96pp. Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Book has been well read and much handled, generally bumped and scuffed, foxing to edges, but pages otherwise clean apart from the occasional mark, binding still tight. Illustrated stories, articles and general fun and games for children in this annual for the year 1952. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Annual, Playbox, children, 1952. 8120

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12 The Family Friend - Vols. I & II
,. Houlston & Stoneman, London, 1850. first edition, Hardback, 185mm x 124mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii, viii prelims, 338+40, 354+24pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Book in good condition given age - in later (private) library binding. Block edges are grubby from handling, some faint staining to inner boards and endpapers, block darkened with age and thin paper is now wobbly in places. Otheriwse clean and unmarked and overall nice and tight. Two book-length collections of magazine features from the mid-19th century, in small two-column print, featuring stories, articles and even sheet music. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Family friend, magazine. 8970

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13 The Family Friend - Vols. III & IV
,. Houlston & Stoneman, London, 1851. first edition, Hardback, 185mm x 124mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 354+24, 182+12pp. Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book in fair condition given age - in later (private) library binding. Block edges are grubby from handling, some faint staining to inner boards and endpapers, block darkened with age and thin paper is now wobbly in places. Some isolated pages have stains, otherwise clean and unmarked and overall nice and tight. Two book-length collections of magazine features from the mid-19th century, in small two-column print, featuring stories, articles and even sheet music. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Family friend, magazine, Victorian. 8971

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14 The Family Friend 1855
,. Ward, Lock, London, 1855. first edition, Hardback, 197mm x 123mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 352pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book in fair condition, given age. Spine and boards bumped, block edges dusty and ragged along base. Foxing to endpapers/inner boards, scribble line on inner front board, block a little wobbly. All pages clean and (tiny) two-column print perfectly readable. Collection of magazine articles on domestic subjects, with some travel and general interest pieces. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: magazine, family, friend. 5993

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15 The Family Friend 1856
,. Ward, Lock, London, 1856. first edition, Hardback, 197mm x 123mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 384pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book in fair condition, given age. Spine and boards bumped, block edges dusty and ragged along base. Stain to front board. Foxing to endpapers/inner boards, scribble line on inner front board, block a little wobbly. All pages clean and (tiny) two-column print perfectly readable. Collection of magazine articles on domestic subjects, with some travel and general interest pieces. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: magazine, family, friend. 5994

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16 The Family Friend 1857-8
,. Ward, Lock, London, 1857. first edition, Hardback, 197mm x 123mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 384pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, Black and white illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Boom iks old, spine and boards bumped, discoloured in places, block darkened and grubby, also wobbly in places. P179 partially detached. Collection of magazine articles on domestic subjects, with some travel and general interest pieces. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: magazine, family, friend. 5995

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The Picture Magazine - Vol. II - July to December 1893, ,
17 The Picture Magazine - Vol. II - July to December 1893
,. George Newnes, London, 1893. first edition, Hardback, 29cm x 21cm maroon half leather binding, gilt titles, first edition, 360pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Book in good condition given age. Spine and boards bumped and scuffed but half leather binding still strong and tight. Block is darkened with age, edges grubby with foxing to opening closing pages. Compilation of images from a late Victorian picture magazine, with cartoons, portraits, art images and other illustrations. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Victorian, picture, magazine This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 8911

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The Queen's Book of the Red Cross, ,
18 The Queen's Book of the Red Cross
,. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1939. first edition, Hardback, 254mm x 190mm blue cloth boards, red titles, first edition, 255+pp. Colour illustrations.Fair/Reading copy only. Spine and boards darkened at edges, some fading also to spine, block edges grubby with some spotty marking, pages (and colour plates) otherwise clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear with chipping and some light loss to edges, overall still presentable. With an introduction by the then-Queen Consort, this is a collection of writings by leading British writers, with illustrations by leading British artists, released shortly after the outbreak of war with Royal support in aid of the Red Cross. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Queen, war, Red Cross, 1939. 8910

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The Schoolgirls' Own Annual 1928, ,
19 The Schoolgirls' Own Annual 1928
,. Amalgamated Press, London, 1927. Hardback, 248mm x 161mm decorated card boards over cloth spine, 224pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. Book is old and much read. Spine and boards bumped and worn, frayed at top with binding loose, block edges grubby, pages otherwise clean. Two-column annual full of stories and features for the 1920s schoolgirl. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Schoolgirl, annual, 1928. 5938

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The Scout's Pathfinder Annual, ,
20 The Scout's Pathfinder Annual
,. Purnell, London, 1967. first edition, Hardback, 275mm x 195mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 126+pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Phil Gascoine. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards just a little bumped, book has been read and block is a little darkened with age, but pages otherwise nice and clean save for puzzle pages being inscribed. Annual-style book for the Boy Scout of the 1960s, full of articles and Scouting-themed stories. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Scouts, annual, stories. 8148

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The Sunbeam Annual 1934, ,
21 The Sunbeam Annual 1934
,. Fleetway, London, 1933. first edition, Hardback, 276mm x 202mm decorated card boards over blue cloth spine, 124pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book has been well read but still tight and solid. Spine and boards bumped with edges frayed, some light fading to rear, 1 sq cm of surface loss at rear. Pages unmarked but foxing to endpapers and opening/closing pages, also creasing to some pages. Book now protected by clear film, cover bright and striking. 1934 children's annual full of stories, cartoon strips and features for younger boys and girls. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Annual, Sunbeam, 1934, jack. 9177

Price: 35.00 GBP
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Tiger Tim's Annual 1953, ,
22 Tiger Tim's Annual 1953
,. Amalgamated Press, London, 1952. Hardback, 277mm x 204mm decorated card boards over blue cloth spine, 94pp. Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped and scuffed at edges, block a little darkened with age, otherwise clean. Childrens' annual full of stories, features and cartoons. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Tiger Tim, children, annual, 1953. 8138

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Tiny Chick's Tail, ,
23 Tiny Chick's Tail
,. Tiger Books, London, 1989. Hardback, 185mm x 157mm decorated boards, 40pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Good +. Little hardback is bright and clean. Dustwrapper is bright with minimal wear, but has a single tear at base of spine by rear. No author, illustrator or edition stated but this is certainly a lovely illustrated animal story for young children from the Brambledown Tales series. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: rabbit, dove, peacock, frog. 11646

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Uncle Remus, ,
24 Uncle Remus
,. Thomas Nelson, London, Hardback, 286mm x 220mm , 12pp. Colour illustrations.Less than good/NoWrapper. Owner stamp. Spine and boards bumped and scuffed with some surface loss to edges and general surface damage at front right edge. Thick card pages also scuffed around edges but still bright and clean. No date, edition, author or illustrator given for this 12-page telling of the Brer Rabbit story, with African-American dialect text beneath large-scale illustrations of 12 scenes. Likely early 20th century. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Brer, remus, tar, wolf. 8121

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The Iron Wolf and other stories, Adams, Richard
25 The Iron Wolf and other stories
Adams, Richard. Penguin, London, 1980. first edition, Hardback, 247mm x 177mm brown cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 142pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Yvonne Gilbert, Jennifer Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read and block is now tanned around edges else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with minimal wear. Presented in two-column text with colour plates by Gilbert and b/w drawings by Campbell, this is a collection of 19 folk-tales from around the world re-told by a master storyteller, best known as the creator of "Watership Down." Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Moddey, Bolovan, Nightingale, Robin. 12364

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The Days of Bruce - A Story from Scottish History, Aguilar, Grace
26 The Days of Bruce - A Story from Scottish History
Aguilar, Grace. Ward, Lock, London, Hardback, 195mm x 127mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, , 445+pp. Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Book has been well read over years, general light wear, block edges and opening/closing pages have some foxing, top edge also grubby, pages clean overall. Small-print historical novel featuring the deeds of a great hero of Scotland. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Bruce, Carrick, Bannockburn, Edward. 14455

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Wait and Hope; or, Ben Bradford's Motto, Alger (Jr.), Horatio
27 Wait and Hope; or, Ben Bradford's Motto
Alger (Jr.), Horatio. John C. Winston, Philadelphia, Hardback, 192mm x 124mm red decorated boards, black titles, , 352pp. Less than good/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Book is now bumped and scuffed on exterior, rear board grubby with sticker residue. Block now tanned, edges grubby with some foxing, binding weakened and some pages partially detached, stained endpaper/opening page. Undated but likely c.1880 publication of a wholesome tale for young people set in a United States of America still charged with the pioneer spirit. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: America, novel, Milltown. 12356

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The Fledging of Az Gabrielson - The Clouded World: Book 1, Amory, Jay
28 The Fledging of Az Gabrielson - The Clouded World: Book 1
Amory, Jay. Gollancz, London, 2006. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 141mm blue cloth boards, blue titles, first edition, 347pp. Good +++/Good +++. Book is tight and clean save for foxing to block edges. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear from handling. Fantasy novel for young adults set in a world of cities in the clouds. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: cloud, airborn, dystopia, fantasy. 12910

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R.C.M.P. - Tales of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Anderson, Graham ;   Embleton, R.S.
29 R.C.M.P. - Tales of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Anderson, Graham ; Embleton, R.S.. Purnell - BBC, London, 1961. first edition, Hardback, 250mm x 186mm decorated boards, 93pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by R.S. Embleton. Good +/NoWrapper. Spine and boards just a little bumped, block just a little darkened with foxing on top edge, otherwise brigtht and clean. Adventure stories for boys, in cartoon and story form, featuring the intrepid Mounties of Canada, based on a BBC TV series, with striking illustrations in b/w and full colour. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: RCMP, Mounties, BBC. 8133

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Ten Boys Who Lived on the Road from Long Ago to Now, Andrews, Jane
30 Ten Boys Who Lived on the Road from Long Ago to Now
Andrews, Jane. Ginn & Company, Boston, New York, Chicago, London, 1913. first thus, Hardback, 174mm x 119mm green cloth boards, black titles, first thus, xxi prelims, 249pp. Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Spine and boards bumped, block edges a little dusty but pages bright and clean. Imagined tales of boys throughout history. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Boys, Greece, Rome, England. 5940

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