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Needham Violet - The Bell of the Four Evangelists

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver on the spine. A little fading to the board edges. In a good dustwrapper which has a few smallish chips and tears and a larger tear (approx. 9cm) at the join of the front inner flap and th front cover. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A little edge foxing but no ownership inscription and not foxed internally. 256 pages. 28 black and white illustrations.
Published : Collins, London 1947, First Edition
£18.00

Needham Violet - The Betrayer

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy in the original light green cloth. In a good dustwrapper which has some edge wear and tear and minor chipping to spine ends. The surface has been rubbed from a small area (approx. 2cm x 1cm) on the front panel of the wrapper where something like a price label has been removed. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or foxing. 284 pages. Black and white illustrations. A "Stormy Petrel" story.
Published : Collins, London 1950, First Edition
£25.00

Needham Violet - The Black Riders

Illustrated by Anne Bullen.
Hardback. A good plus copy in red cloth lettered in black. Lacks dustwrapper. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. 286 pages. Frontispiece and 15 illustrations. The author's first book.
Published : Collins, London 1939, First Edition
£75.00

Needham Violet - The Black Riders

Illustrated by Anne Bullen.
Hardback. A very good copy in orange cloth lettered in black. In a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper with minor chipping to spine ends. The wrapper, which is rather browned, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Some fore-edge foxing. 286 pages. Frontispiece and 15 illustrations. The author's first book. Scarce in dustwrapper. Photographs available on request.
Published : Collins, London 1939, First Edition
£195.00

Needham Violet - The Boy in Red

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy in yellow cloth lettered in red. In a good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which shows a little wear and tear at spine ends. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 256 pages. 30 black and white illustrations.
Published : Collins, London 1948, First Edition
£24.00

Needham Violet - The Changeling of Monte Lucio

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy in yellow cloyh lettered in blue. Some spotting to spine. In a good dustwrapper with closed edge tears. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Smallish ownership inscription on front free end-paper. 255 pages. 24 black and white illustrations.
Published : Collins, London 1946, First Edition
£15.00

Needham Violet - The Emerald Crown

Illustrated by Anne Bullen.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's green cloth with title in black on spine. No inscriptions. A little fading to spine and top of front board. Black and white illustrations throughout. Some light edge foxing. Internally a lovely clean copy. 253 pages. Good illustrated price-clipped dustwrapper which has minor chipping at foot of spine and which shows a little edge wear. The wrapper is now protected in a clear removable cover. An early Needham title which is uncommon in dustwrapper. Photographs available on request.
Published : Collins, London 1940, First Edition
£90.00

Needham Violet - The Emerald Crown

Illustrated by Anne Bullen.
Hardback. A very good copy in the original green cloth. In a very good dustwrapper which has a little wear and tear at the top of the spine. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Gift inscriotion on front free end-paper. 253 pages. 20 black and white illustrations including frontispiece. The author's second book. Photographs available on request.
Published : Collins, London 1940, First Edition
£100.00

Needham Violet - The Great House of Estraville

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy in the original blue cloth lettered in silver on the spine. In a near very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which has inner strengthening to spine ends. No ownership inscription. Some fore-edge foxing. 192 pages. 18 black and white illustrations including frontispiece. Photographs availble on request.
Published : Collins, London 1955, First Edition
£130.00

Needham Violet - The Great House of Estraville

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver on the spine. In a good dustwrapper which has a 1.5 inch tear on the rear panel and other minor nicks and tears. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Gift inscription dated 1955 on front end-paper. 192 pages. 18 black and white illustrations including frontispiece. Photographs available on request.
Published : Collins, London 1955, First Edition
£110.00

Needham Violet - The Horn of Merlyns

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback.A near fine copy, but for a touch of fading at top of spine, in publisher's red cloth with title in black on spine. No inscriptions and no foxing. 256 pages. Near fine dustwrapper which is very slightly rubbed at foot of spine, not price-clipped and protected in a removable cover.
Published : Collins, London 1956, Reprint
£50.00

Needham Violet - The Horn of Merlyns

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy in the original yellow cloth. Gift inscription (from 1943) on front free end-paper. In a good dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and with minor edge tears and chips. The dustwrapper is not price-clipped. 256 pages. Frontispiece and 26 illustrations. Photograph available on request.
Published : Collins, London 1943, First Edition
£45.00

Needham Violet - The Red Rose of Ruvina

Illustrated by Richard Kennedy.
Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in silver. In a near very good dustwrapper which has a couple of smallish closed edge tears (with one internal sellotape repair).. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 192 pages. 14 illustrations. Photographs available on request.
Published : Collins, London 1957, First Edition
£65.00

Needham Violet - The Secret of the White Peacock

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in silver. In a good price-clipped dustwrapper which has minor chipping and edge tears and some internal foxing. A little fore-edge foxing. No ownership inscription. 192 pages. 18 black and white illustrations. Photographs available on request.
Published : Collins, London 1956, First Edition
£170.00

Needham Violet - The Sword of St. Cyprian and Other Stories

Illustrated by William Zawadzki.
Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 208 pages. Black and white illustrations. In addition to "The Sword of St. Cyprian" which was previously published in a limited edition, this volume includes all of the author's known short stories and a substantial extract from a later unfinished novel "An Accursed Heritage." There is also a short biography of Violet Needham and a revised bibliography of all her known writings.
Published : The Violet Needham Society 2003, First Edition Thus
£65.00

Needham Violet - The Woods of Windri

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy in yellow cloth lettered in brown. In a good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear and chipping to spine ends (which does not affect the lettering). The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 255 pages. Frontispiece and 20 black and white illustrations.
Published : Collins, London 1944, First Edition
£10.00

Nesbit, E. - The Magic City

Illustrated by H.R. Millar.
Hardback. A good plus copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and upper board. Some darkening to the spine. Top edge gilt. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xiv,333 + 2 pages publisher's adverts. Frontispiece and 26 black and white illustrations. Photograph available on request.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1910, First Edition
£48.00

Newman Nanette - Spider the Horrible Cat

Illustrated by Michael Foreman.
4to. This is a fine copy of the first printing signed by both author and artist. Unpaginated but approx. 34pp. Lovely colour illustrations by Foreman.
Published : Pavilion Books, London 1992, First Edition
£20.00

Nicholson William - Noman

Hardback. A fine copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in silver on spine. INSCRIBED by author on title page To Pippa - William Nicholson. 373 pages. Fine illustrated dustwrapper, which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. This is the third book of The Nobel Warriors Trilogy.
Published : Egmont, London 2007, First Edition
£12.50

Nielsen, Kay (Illustrator) - East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North

Hardback. A near fine copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 204 pages. Frontispiece and 24 full-page colour plates by Kay Nielsen. Black and white illustrations. Fifteen Scandinavian fairy tales. A decent modern reprint of Nielsen's masterpiece.
Published : Calla Editions, New York 2008,
£18.00

Oliver Jocelyn - The Little Keeper of the Birds

Illustrated by Cicely Englefield.
Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's coloured illustrated cover with title in white on front board and spine. Coloured frontispiece and many black and white illustrations. No inscriptions. Some slight rubbing to edges of book and spine. 96 pages. Protected in a removable cover. Edge foxing. Internally a nice tight clean copy.
Published : Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press 1929, First Edition
£20.00

Oliver. Michel - La Cuisine Est Un Jeu D'enfants

A near very good copy. Folio. Ring-bind format with stiff card covers. Board tips a little worn. Two or three letters of the title on the decorated front cover are faded. Very good internally with colour illustrations by the author throughout. Unpaginated. Consists of recipes for children to make. Preface by Jean Cocteau. Text in French.
Published : Librairie Plon, Paris 1963, First Edition
£30.00

Opie Amelia - The Stage Coach and Other Tales

Hardback. 16mo. A good copy in publisher's maroon cloth with vignette of a stagecoach in gilt on front board and title and illustration in gilt on spine. A little rubbed at spine ends. No inscriptions. Black and white frontispiece. Damp stain to front free endpaper, rear endpapers and frontispiece. 176 pages. Protected in a removable cover. Includes seven tales each with a head-piece.
Published : Grove & Son, London 1845, First Edition
£125.00

Opie Iona - Tail Feathers From Mother Goose the Opie Rhyme Book

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 124pp. Lovely colour illustrations. Rhymes from the Opie family archives-almost all previously unpublished.
Published : Walker Books, London 1988, First Edition
£5.00

Opie Iona & Peter - A Nursery Companion

A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. 128pp. Illus. inc. nearly 400 in colour. This volume brings together more than 20 early 19th century booklets for children.
Published : Oxford University Press 1980, First Edition
£6.00

Ottley Reginald - The Roan Colt of Yamboorah

Illustrated by David Parry.
Hardback. A very good copy in light brown cloth lettered in blue on spine. In a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Fairly extensive foxing. Signed, dated, presentation copy from the author. 127 pages. Full-page black and white illustrations. A story of a boy and his roan colt set in the Australian outback of the 1930s.
Published : Andre Deutsch, London 1966, First Edition
£20.00

Oxenham Elsie J. - Schoolgirl Jen at the Abbey

[1950]. A good copy in a rather poor dustwrapper which is missing a substantial piece at the bottom corner of the front panel. Gift and ownership inscriptions. 256pp. Colour frontispiece.
Published : Collins, First Edition
£14.00

Oxenham Elsie J. - Schoolgirls and Scouts

Hardback. Nd but ownership inscription on label on front end-paper is dated 1934. A good plus copy in red cloth lettered in black on the spine and upper board. A little wear to spine ends and board tips. Smallish faded patch on lower board. Edge foxing but largely clean internally. 320 pages. Colour frontispiece.
Published : Collins, London,
£22.00

Oxenham Elsie J. - Selma at the Abbey

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's yellow cloth with title in dark blue on spine. Very small mark on front board. Front endpaper missing. Coloured frontispiece. No inscriptions. 255 pages .Good plus dustwrapper which has some edgewear, is price-clipped nd is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Collins, London 1952, First Edition
£9.00

Oxenham Elsie J. - The Abbey Girls at Home

Hardback. A good copy in publsher's red/orange cloth with title in silver on front board and on spine, which is faded. No inscriptions. Coloured frontispiece. Foxing to page ends and title page. 276 pages. Intenally this is a nice copy.
Published : Collins Clear-Type Press, London, Reprint
£8.00

Oxenham Elsie J. - THE ABBEY GIRLS IN TOWN

Hardback. Nd but prize label on front end-paper is dated 1932. A very good copy in orange cloth lettered and decorated in black. 314 pages + 5pp adverts. Coloured frontispiece.
Published : Collins' Clear-Type Press, London,
£15.00

Oxenham Elsie J. - The Abbey Girls Win Through

Hardback. N.d. but very early reprint. A good plus copy in publisher's blue cloth with dark blue title and illustrated on front board. Fading top and bottom of spine. Coloured frontispiece. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. 315 pages. Fair dustwrapper showing a girl carrying a suitcase and a railway porter pushing a trolley with suitcases. Largeish piece missing from top of spine, some edge chips/tears and tear along front which has been sellotaped on reverse. Not price-clipped (priced at 2/6) and protected in a removable cover.
Published : Collins, London, Reprint
£50.00

Oxenham Elsie Jeanette - Margery Meets the Roses

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth. Spine a little faded. No ownership inscription. Some edge foxing. 258 pages. Frontispiece.
Published : Lutterworth Press, London 1947, First Edition
£14.00

Oxenham Elsie Jeanette - Sylvia of Sarn

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in black. In a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has two closed edge tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Some edge foxing. No ownership inscription or other marking. 256 pages + 16 pages publisher's adverts. Coloured frontispiece.
Published : Frederick Warne & Co, London 1937, First Edition
£80.00

Oxenham, Elsie J. - The Abbey Girls Win Through

Hardback. [1928]. Blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and with gilt drawing of a girl on front board. Gift inscription on front end-paper dated "Xmas 1928". 315 pages + 5 pages of adverts at end. Would be a very good copy but lacking the frontispiece.
Published : Collins, London and Glasgow, First Edition
£35.00

Oxenham, Elsie Jeanette - Finding Her Family

Illustrated by W.S. Stacey.
Hardback. Nd. but probably first edition of 1916. Light brown cloth with pictorial onlay to upper board showing a seated girl with a man holding books behind her all in a darker brown frame. Some rubbing to the illustration. Spine lettered in gilt and with a boxed dark brown flower motif. Lacks front free end-paper. Lower front hinge cracked with some webbing showing. 223 pages + 16 page publisher's catalogue. Tissue-guarded colour frontispiece and two other colour plates.
Published : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London,
£50.00

Palmer E. Clephan - The Young Blackbird

Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's green cloth with small bird in gilt on front board and title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Black and white illustrations. 63 pages. Near very good illustrated dustwrapper with small internal repairs which is not price-clipped and which is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Alan Wingate, London 1953, First Edition
£45.00

Pardoe M. - Bunkle Began it

Illustrated by Julie Neild.
Hardback. A good copy in red cloth which is faded on the spine and at the edges. Pp.v,198. Illustrated. No ownership inscription.
Published : George Routledge & Sons Ltd, London 1944, Reprint
£25.00

Pardoe M. - Bunkle Bought It

Illustrated by Julie Neild.
A very good copy which is slightly faded round the edges. The dustwrapper, which is not price-clipped, is a little chipped at the spine ends and shows quite a lot of foxing. No ownership inscription. 228 pages. Black and white illustrations.
Published : George Routledge & Sons Ltd, London 1946, Reprint
£35.00

Pearce Philippa - Mrs. Cockle's Cat

Illustrated by Antony Maitland.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's tan cloth with gilt illustration of a cat and flowers on front board and gilt title on spine. Very small mark on front board. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Coloured and black and white illustrations. Unpaginated. Very good coloured illustrated dustwrapper which is price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Constable & Co., London 1961, First Edition
£40.00

Pearce Philippa Selected By and Grace Hogarth (editor) - Stories from Hans Christian Andersen

Illustrated by Pauline Baynes.
Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's dark green cloth which is slightly faded at top edge of front and rear boards with title in gilt on spine. 10 full page colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. No inscriptions. 182 pages. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is complete, not price-clipped and protected in a removable cover. A volume in the publisher's "Classics for Today" series.
Published : Collins, London 1972, First Edition Thus
£20.00