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The Sign of the Red Cross - A Tale of Old London, Everett-Green, Evelyn
The Sign of the Red Cross - A Tale of Old London

The Sword of the Carews, Midshipman Curly. And Other Stories, McClaren, Duncan             et al
The Sword of the Carews, Midshipman Curly. And Other Stories

Sophie is Seven, King-Smith, Dick
Sophie is Seven

A New English Treasury - Book II (Senior), Potter, F.F.             (ed)
A New English Treasury - Book II (Senior)

A New English Treasury - Book II (Senior), Potter, F.F.             (ed)
A New English Treasury - Book II (Senior)

Stories about Raggedy Ann to read aloud, Gruelle, Johnny
Stories about Raggedy Ann to read aloud

Six to Sixteen, Ewing, Juliana Horatia
Six to Sixteen

Jan of the Windmill - a Story of the Plains, Ewing, Juliana Horatia
Jan of the Windmill - a Story of the Plains

 

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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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3 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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4 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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5 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 Schoolgirls' Own Annual 1928, ,
6 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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Ten Boys Who Lived on the Road from Long Ago to Now, Andrews, Jane
7 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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8 The Ingoldsby Legends, or Mirth and Marvels
Barham, Reverend Richard Harris. C. Arthur Pearson, London, 1899. first edition, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xxiii prelims, 520pp. Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book is generally aged, top of block ragged, block edges grubby. Spine and boards bumped, some fraying to ends of spine, text basically clean and unmarked. Differential fading to endpapers. Popular collection of tales and poems. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Ingldsby, Barham, Monstre. 4863

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Adaora - A Tale of West Africa, Bird, Mary E.
9 Adaora - A Tale of West Africa
Bird, Mary E.. The Religious Tract Society, London, Hardback, 174mm x 119mm green cloth boards, black titles, , 123pp. plus advertisments,Fair/NoWrapper. Prize sticker dated 1924 on front endpaper. Frontispiece detached but present. Spine and boards bumped and scuffed. Light foxing to block edges. Missionary tale set in Africa. No date or edition stated but inscription date surely near to that of publication. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Missionary, Africa, Christian. 5936

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The Sail of the Silver Barge, Bone, Florence
10 The Sail of the Silver Barge
Bone, Florence. The Religious Tract Society, London, Hardback, 190mm x 124mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, , 224pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Binding good and book feels solid, if aged, with darkening of spine and board edges. Block edges also darkened with some foxing. Differential fading to endpapers. Wholesome tale for young people. No date stated but inscription dated 1924 and publication surely not long prior. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Sail, Silver, Bone. 5930

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A Sapphire for September, Brimstead, H.F.
11 A Sapphire for September
Brimstead, H.F.. OUP, London, 1967. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 139mm red cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 179pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Victor G. Ambrus. Fair/Less than good. Previous owner's name. Spine and boards bumped. Rear has surface damage due to dampening of dustwrapper. Block edges a little grubby, pages otherwise clean, binding tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) is stained and dampened. Australian tale of young people who go searching for gems in the Blue Mountains. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Australia, students, gems. 5886

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The Midnight Steeplechase, Charlton, Moyra
12 The Midnight Steeplechase
Charlton, Moyra. Methuen, London, 1932. first edition, Hardback, 208mm x 160mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 127pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Gilbert Holiday. Fair/NoWrapper. No d/w. Book is tight and solid, but spine and boards are faded, and block has foxing to edges also affecting pages, notably at beginning and end. Classic tale with an equestrian theme for young people. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Steeplechase, Burndon, Boxing day. 4931

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Ships and Sea-Faring - Shown to the Children, Cooke, Arthur O.
13 Ships and Sea-Faring - Shown to the Children
Cooke, Arthur O.. T.C. & E.C. Jack, London & Edinburgh, Hardback, 16cm x 12cm blue decorated boards, gilt titles, , viii prelims, 121pp. Colour illustrations.Less than good/NoWrapper. Old book. Boards bumped and scuffed but not grubby. Bottom corner bumped. Block darkened and ragged opposite spine and at base. Front has slipped 1cm ahead of back. Block a little loosened from boards. Endpaper discoloured. Undated but c. 1920s. Part of the "Shown to the Children" series, this is a delightful and beautifully illustrated young person's guide to ships of all kinds and the adventurous life to be had at sea. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Sea, ships, children, navy. 3750

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Work and Workers - Shown to the Children, Cooke, Arthur O.
14 Work and Workers - Shown to the Children
Cooke, Arthur O.. T.C. & E.C. Jack, London & Edinburgh, Hardback, 16cm x 12cm blue decorated boards, gilt titles, , 126pp. Colour illustrations.Less than good/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Old book. Boards bumped and scuffed but not grubby. Block darkened and ragged opposite spine and at base.Some pages have detached but still present. Undated but c. 1920s. Part of the "Shown to the Children" series, this is a wholesome book for children describing (and illustrating) the life of grown-ups in sundry jobs. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Work, children. 3748

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15 The Man in the iron Mask
Dumas, Alexandre. Murray's Abbey Classics, London, first thus, Hardback, 190mm x 122mm red cloth boards, black titles, first thus, 253pp. Good/Good. Spine bumped, block tanned but clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper (now protected) has a little chipping at ends of spine. Still bright and clean. No publication date given but likely 1950s edition of Dumas' classic tale. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Dumas, France, Mask, Louis. 5935

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Adventurers All - A Tale of the Philippine Islands in War Time, Eady, K.M.
16 Adventurers All - A Tale of the Philippine Islands in War Time
Eady, K.M.. Thomas Nelson, London, Hardback, 8vo orange decorated boards, black titles, , 298pp. Good/NoWrapper. Book is tight and solid, but spine is bumped, and there is foxing to edges and also to some pages, notably at beginning and end. Prize sticker on inner front board. Adventure tale for boys. No date stated but sticker inscription dated 1939. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: War, adventure, Phllippines. 4926

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Danger in Densmere, Edwards, Bertram
17 Danger in Densmere
Edwards, Bertram. Thomas Nelson, London, 1965. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, green titles, first edition, 109pp. Good/Good. Owners inscription. Spine bumped. Binding a little open in places. Block is generally lightly darkened. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some chipping of edges and corners, and fading to rear. Still bright and presentable. Two boys - one English, one American, discover a mysterious cottage in England's fenland, and an adventure begins... Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Adventure, boys, Amazon. 4932

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18 Big Frogs and Little Frogs
Ertz, Susan. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1938. first edition, Hardback, 8vo light blue cloth boards, green titles, first edition, 320pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Inscribed by author. Book is tight and solid, pages clean and unmarked, but spine is faded and boards are stained. Fifteen children's tales. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Ertz, Frogs, Europe. 4956

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19 Infelice
Evans Wilson, Augusta J.. Walter Scott, London & Felling-on-Tyne, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, black titles, , 507pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Spine and boards bumped and a little ragged with some dafing of surface. Block edges grubby with some marking. Whole book has arched slightly towards rear. Part of the Evergreen Library series, this tale for young ladies is undated, but inscription dated 1926 - and publication surely not long previously. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Infelice, Hargrove, Melbourne. 4856

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The Sign of the Red Cross - A Tale of Old London, Everett-Green, Evelyn
20 The Sign of the Red Cross - A Tale of Old London
Everett-Green, Evelyn. Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, Edinburgh & New York, Hardback, 192mm x 132mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 358pp. plus advertisments,Colour illustrations.Good/NoWrapper. Book is old and has been much read. Spine and boards bumped, block edges grubby. Faint foxing to opening/closing pages. Engaging novel from a prolific writer of adventure tales for young people. No date given but possibly c.1910 publication. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Everett-Green, Cross, London. 6614

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Jan of the Windmill - a Story of the Plains, Ewing, Juliana Horatia
21 Jan of the Windmill - a Story of the Plains
Ewing, Juliana Horatia. George Bell & Sons, London, 1909. first thus, Hardback, 183mm x 126mm light blue decorated boards, white titles, first thus, xi prelims, 307pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by M.V. Wheelhouse. Fair/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Spine and boards bumped, edges grubby, otherwise clean. Block edges ragged to base and right, also a litle grubby, pages clean and unmarked. Binding good and book feels solid in the hands. Engaging children's tale, published as part of the "Queen's Treasure's" series. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Miller, windmill, Ewing. 5962

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Six to Sixteen, Ewing, Juliana Horatia
22 Six to Sixteen
Ewing, Juliana Horatia. George Bell & Sons, London, 1908. first thus, Hardback, 183mm x 126mm green decorated boards, white titles, first thus, x prelims, 237pp. plus advertisments,Colour illustrations. Illustrations by M.V. Wheelhouse. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Spine and boards bumped. Block edges ragged to base and right, also a litle grubby, pages clean and unmarked. Frontispiece guard page detached but present. Opening/closing pages tanned. Engaging children's tale, published as part of the "Queen's Treasure's" series. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Ewing, Eleanor, moors. 5963

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Twelve people are not a dozen, Ferra-Mikura, Vera
23 Twelve people are not a dozen
Ferra-Mikura, Vera. Macdonald, London, 1965. first thus, Hardback, 8vo light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 118pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Laszlo Acs. Good +++/Fair. Book clean and unmarked, save for a handful of foxing spots on top of block. Dustrapper has frayed top of spine with two 1cm tears. In translation by Catherine Hutter, this is the first English edition of a clasic Vienna tale for children. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Vienna, Spindel, Ferra-Mikura. 4948

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The Drummer's Coat, Fortescue, Hon. J.W.
24 The Drummer's Coat
Fortescue, Hon. J.W.. Macmillan, London, 1899. first edition, Hardback, 220mm x 163mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 184pp. Illustrations by H.M. Brock. Less than good/NoWrapper. Block edges irregular and ragged as cut. General foxing to edges and opening / closing pages. Spine and boards bumped. Historical yarn for boys with a military theme. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Drummer, Regiment, Corporal. 4908

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The Wonder Book of Why & What?, Frankish, W.M.             et al
25 The Wonder Book of Why & What?
Frankish, W.M. et al. Ward, Lock, London, Hardback, 255mm x 190mm decorated card boards over red cloth spine, 192pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by N. Battershill. Rita Parsons, Very Good/Good +++. Previous owner's name. Owner stamp on half-title. Book is certainly not new but has no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) has a little discolouring around edges and some light shelfwear. No date or edition stated, but this is surely a volume from c.1960, inteneded for young people and full of optimism about human knowledge and technology, as it offers facts about the world and beyond. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Science, knowledge, children. 4980

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So Early in the Morning, Gorell, Elizabeth
26 So Early in the Morning
Gorell, Elizabeth. Heinemann, London, 1941. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, green titles, first edition, ix prelims, 121pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Discolouring of age to endpapers and half-title, foxing to block edges, bumped botom corners and top of spine, small stain at base of back board. A curious and charming reflection on the imaginative powers of young children, drawing on the personal parental experience of the author. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Children, imagination, friends. 1800

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Stories about Raggedy Ann to read aloud, Gruelle, Johnny
27 Stories about Raggedy Ann to read aloud
Gruelle, Johnny. Spring Books, London, 1960. first edition, Hardback, 208mm x 154mm decorated card boards over cloth spine, 144pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Rachel Taft Dixon. Fair/NoWrapper. Book feels nice and sturdy in hands, small scratch loss to base of front board, spine and boards bumped, fox-like discolourimg to block edges. "A collection of adventure stories about a lovable rag doll and her friends, for the very young." Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Raggedy Ann, children, Fuzzywump. 6001

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The Revolutionaries - A Martin Falconer story, Harris, John
28 The Revolutionaries - A Martin Falconer story
Harris, John. Hutchinson, London, 1978. first edition, Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 216pp. Illustrations by Oliver Elmes. Good +++/Good +++. Slight and isolated fox-like markings to block edges. Spine slightly bumped. Small corner crease to p.123. Dustwrapper (now protected) has slight shelfwear with chipping at ends of spine. Price clipped. An exciting yarn for boys featuring airman Martin Falconer and his friends in post-Revolutionary Mexico. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Falconer, Mexico, Camarillo. 2952

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Suitable Owners, Helme, Eleanor
29 Suitable Owners
Helme, Eleanor. Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1948. first edition, Hardback, 218mm x 168mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 126pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Lionel Edwards. Fair/Fair. Notable fading to spine and board edges, also foxing on top edge. Block is darkened with edges grubby, also some light foxing. Pages clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper (now protected) is darkened with wear resulting in loss to spine and edges. With protection, still presentable as a classic book. Pony-themed tale for young people. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Pony, Exmoor, cockney, Helme. 5903

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The Toby Twirl Story Book, Hodgetts, Sheila
30 The Toby Twirl Story Book
Hodgetts, Sheila. Sampson Low, Marston, London, Hardback, 252mm x 206mm decorated card boards over blue cloth spine, 126pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by E. Jeffrey. Less than good/NoWrapper. Book has been much handeld over years. Boards bumped with ragged edges, spine bumped and frayed with top 3cm of spine curloed away. Block edges grubby. Collection of eleven illustrated tales of Toby Twirl. No date stated but likely to be 1950s publication. No page numbers but 126 pages. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Toby Twirl, children, stories. 4984

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