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Little Mr Bouncer and His Friend Verdant Green

By: Bede B.A., Cuthbert

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, James Blackwood & Co.: 0

Seller ID: 002491

Condition: Poor


No date, but c.1860. Maroon colour cloth with titles in gilt on spine and and image of and owl and a duck in college uniform on the front cover. Condition: Poor to fair, covers and spine are quite shelfworn and rubbed, watermark to corners of front pastedown and fep, not affecting text in any way. Previous owners name in pencil on fep. Front hinge beginning to crack, but otherwise binding sound. HBrowning to half-title, otherwise text clean with very occasional light soiling. 200pp. plus publishers list. Charming period b/w images throughout text by the author. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" ... View more info

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The Art of Amusing: A collection of graceful arts games, tricks, puzzles, and charades intended to amuse everybody and enable to amuse everybody else

By: Bellew, Frank

Price: £39.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, John Grant: 0

Seller ID: 005905

Condition: Good


Undated, but c.1880's. Title page states "new edition". Pale peach-brown colour cloth with title in gilt on spine and black decorations to front cover and spine. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and light soiling to covers. Some light browning to endpapers and very edges of text. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 299pp. 200 b/w illustrations. View more info

The Pilgrim's Progress

By: Bunyan, John

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Religious Tract Society: 0

Seller ID: 001412

Condition: Good


No date, but c.1925. Bright blue cloth with titles in gilt on spine and cover. Blindstamped motif on front cover. Condition: Good, binding sound, spine and cover corners lightly rubbed, but covers are clean and bright.Endpapers browned, previous owners name on fep, with the date July 18th, 1926. 320pp. Beautifully illustrated with colour plates by Harold Copping. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

By: Carroll, Lewis

Price: £28.00

Publisher: White Plains, New York, Peter Pauper Press: 1984

Seller ID: 004533

Condition: Fine


Two volume set in slipcase. The two books are in fine condition with no inscriptions. The dustjackets are also in fine condition. Light foxing to fore-edge of textblock of both books. The slip case is in fair to good condition with sunning and soiling to the edges.Illustrations by John Tenniel. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Alicia in Terra Mirabili by Ludovici Carroll

By: Carruthers, Clive Harcourt (translator)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Company Ltd.: 1967

Seller ID: 006222

Condition: Very Good


First published thus in 1964, this is the 1967 reprint. Red hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair to good, generally lightly shelfworn with some light general sunning to covers and spine of dustjacket. Small chip missing to top edge of front of jacket. Rear of jacket has some watersplashmarks and light foxing.116pp. This is a translation from English into Latin of Lewis Carroll's famous book, Alice in Wonderland. View more info

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Fifty-one Original Fables with Moral and Ethical Index, Also a Translation of Plutach's Banquet of the Seven Sages

By: Crithannah, Job (J.Birch)

Price: £38.00

Publisher: London, Hamilton, Adams and Co.: 1832

Seller ID: 005328

Condition: Fair


Violet cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fair, cloth covers are quite shelfworn and faded with sunning to spine and cover edges. Top edge gilt. Blindstamped decoration to the covers. Cover corners and head and tail of spine are worn, with some splitting to cloth at sides of spine. A previous owners name (Rupert Gwynne, Rosnashane) on front pastedown. Pencil note to reverse of front endpaper dated 1946 and a further pencil note to top of title page dated 1845. Binding becoming a little loose. 251pp. Eighty-five b/w wood engravings designed R.Cruickshank. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - ... View more info

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In the White Stone's Shadow

By: Dombrovsky, A.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Moscow, Progress Publishers: 1979

Seller ID: 005318

Condition: Good


Text is in English. Translated from the Russian by Doris Bradbury. Hardcover with title in dark green on front cover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. 71pp. several colour illustrations. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Children of the House

By: Fairfax-Lucy, Brian and Pearce, Philippa

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Longmans Young Books Ltd.: 1968

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006036

ISBN: 0582159881

Condition: Very Good


Pale blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound. Signed by Brian Fairfax-Lucy on front endpaper and dated April 1969. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 159pp. Dustjacket and b/w illustrations by John Sergeant. View more info

Les Livres De L'Enfance Du XVe Au XLVe Siecle, 2 Vols.

By: Gavault, Paul

Price: £90.00

Publisher: Paris, Gumuchian & Cie.: 0

Seller ID: 001192

Condition: Good


Brick red/brown cloth, with titles in gilt on spines. No dustjackets. Condition: Good, although covers are shelfworn and spine and corners lightly bumped. Condition: Good, bindings sound, text clean. Some cockling to edge of frontispieces to both books. Light browning to page edges. Volume 1 has a watermark to the spine and back cover, not affecting text in any way. 446pp (Vol 1) and 336 plates (Vol II), mostly b/w, several in colour. Both volumes have been stamped and numbered in error at the bindery of the University of Chicago Library, i.e. a neat stamp on the reverse of the title page and ... View more info

Mr Jones Comes to Stay

By: Glover, Joyce

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, George G.Harrap: 1942

Seller ID: 002493

Condition: Fair


Orange cloth with titles in black on spine and front cover and an image of a shopkeeper carrying a siamese cat in black on the front cover. Printed on war economy paper. Condition: Fair, covers are quite shelfworn, with sunning to spine and a few small brown marks to front and rear covers. Lower corner of rear cover has a watermark, not affecting text in any way. Binding sound, previous owners name and address on fep has been rubbed out, leaving faint indentation marks. Very light browning to text throughout. 96pp. Illustrations within text by Lunt Roberts. No.43 in the Milly-Molly-Mandy serie... View more info

Parley's Tales By a Grandfather: For the Instruction and entertainment of His Young Friends

By: Goodrich, Samuel Griswold

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Richard T.Bowyer: 0

Seller ID: 002489

Condition: Poor


No date, but c.1850. Dark green cloth with scrolls and titles in gilt on spine.Cream endpapers. Condition: Poor to fair, covers have been damp to the outer edge at some point, with some raising of cloth to the rear cover. Covers and spine are generally shelfworn with bumping to spine and cover corners. Front hinge has cracked so that the spine is loose from the text, but rear hinge holding firmly.Text not affected. pp.137-140 becoming loose, otherwise binding sound. Previous owners name on fep. 284pp. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard of a painting by W.Mulready. Includes chapters on the... View more info

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The Crows of Pearblossom

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1976

Seller ID: 006201

ISBN: 0701150890

Condition: Poor


First published in1967, this edition first published in 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Poor, covers are lightly shelfworn and soiled, more so to rear cover. Top inch of spine covering is separating from binding but still attached. Light foxing and soiling to endpapers. Last two of the rear endpapers have childrens blue scribble and small tears to the tops of the pages. Occasional light foxing throughout text. Aldous Huxley wrote his only children's story for his niece Olivia during a Christmas holiday in 1944. It was first published in 1967, shortly after his death. View more info

Molly-O

By: Joynt, H.Lane

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1954

Seller ID: 002890

Condition: Good


Green cloth with titles in white on spine. Condition: Good, with light foxing to endpapers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and light foxing. Not price-clipped. 58pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Rich Man and the Shoe-Maker

By: La Fontaine

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003622

Condition: Good


Illustrated paper-covered boards with green cloth spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to cover edges. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. Now protected by clear removable cellophane. A beautifully illustrated book of La Fontaine's fable about whether it is better to be poor and happy, or rich and care-worn. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Cherry Time at Bullerby

By: Lindgren, Astrid

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.Ltd.: 1964

Seller ID: 006209

Condition: Very Good


Dark red hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good with small neat inscription to previous owner at top of front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with a hint of sunning to spine. Not price-clipped.93pp. View more info

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Badjelly the Witch - A Fairy Story

By: Milligan, Spike

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, M & J Hobbs in association with Michael Joseph: 1973

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006238

ISBN: 0718111125

Condition: Fair


Hardcover. Condition: Fair, covers are generally shelfworn with light bumping to head and tail of spine and cover corners. Some foxing to endpapers. A couple of small red pencil marks to front endpaper.Occasional small marks and indentations within text. Signed by Spike Milligan "To Joss from Hoss" on blank page facing title page (see image). Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn (more so to cover corners and head and tail of spine) with some scuffing. Interior of dustjacket has some water splashmarks, not affecting book in any way. Not price-clipped. View more info

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The Stream that Stood Still

By: Nichols, Beverley

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1954

Seller ID: 006392

Condition: Very Good


Third impression, 1954 (first published August 1948). Red hardcover with title in silver on spine. Condition: Very good, with light browning to endpapers from dustjacket flaps and previous owners name on blank page after front endpaper. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Fair to good, generally lightly shelfworn with some small chips and small repaired tears. Price-clipped. Several b/w line illustrations by Richard Kennedy. 218pp. View more info

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Suffer Little Children: a Picture Book of Bible Stories for Little Folk

By: No Author

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London and New York, Ernest Nister/E.P.Dutton & Co.: 1903

Seller ID: 005221

Condition: Good


Undated, but c.1903. Decorative paper covered boards with green cloth spine. Condition: Good, with general shelfwear to covers, more so to cover corners and head and tail of spine. Light browning to endpapers and light browning to pages throughout. Previous owners name on front pastedown. 14 chromolithographs. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

The Picts and the Martyrs: Or, Not Welcome at All

By: Ransome, Arthur

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1943

Seller ID: 002925

Condition: Fair


Printed to War Economy Standard. Dark green cloth with titles in gilt on spine and blindstamped on front cover. Condition: Fair to good, with light shelfwear to covers and light bumping to spine and cover corners. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 303pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Goblin Market

By: Rossetti, Christina

Price: £39.00

Publisher: London and Edinburgh, T.C. and E.C.Jack: 0

Seller ID: 005982

Condition: Good


Undated, but c.1906. Pale red buckram with decorative gilt decoration and title in gilt on front cover.Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers andvery light sunning to spine. Light browning to endpapers. No inscriptions. 32pp.4 colour plates (inc.frontispiece) View more info