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Oxenham Elsie J. - Jen of the Abbey School

Hardback. Nd. but thick, early edition c.1930s. Blue cloth lettered in black. Illustration on upper board of girl dancing with group of people watching and illustration on spine of girl wearing coat and hat walking in open air. Some fading to spine but lettering and illustration clear. Some edge foxing. 311 pages. Colour frontispiece.
Published : Collins, London and Glasgow,
£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. - 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
£7.00

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,
£7.00

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,
£25.00

Oxenham, Elsie J. - The Abbey Girls Win Through

[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
£25.00

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

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,
£15.00

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,
£20.00

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
£25.00

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,
£15.00

Pilgrim Jane - Lucy Mouse Keeps a Secret

Illustrated by Stocks May.
Nd. 1950's? Possibly first edition. Fair only with boards rather marked. Piece torn from corner of one page but not affecting the text or illustration. Unpaginated. A small book with text on one page and attractive colour illustration opposite.
Published : The Brockhampton Press, Leicester,
£6.00

Pocklington Geoffrey R. (editor) - The Boy's Own Annual Vol. 55 1932-1933

Hardback. 4to. A near very good copy in publisher's bright blue cloth with illustration of three boys in sailing boat on front board and illustration of cowboy on horse on spine. Lettered in gilt on spine and in blue on front board. Very small stain at foot of rear board. Decorated endpapers. Colour and black and white illustrations. Small piece missing at foot of page 295 not affecting text. No inscriptions. Some foxing to page ends. 768 pages. A nice bright copy.
Published : "Boiy's Own Paper" Office, London 1932, First Edition
£25.00

Polkinghorne R.K. & M.I.R. - Topics and Stories for the Infant School

Hardback N.d. 1940's? A very good copy in publisher's dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Some browning to free endpapers. Many black and white illustrations. 128 pages. Good plus dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. Short letter from authors dated Dec.21st 1949 loosely laid in.
Published : Evans Brothers Ltd., London, First Edition
£15.00

Potter Beatrix - Ginger and Pickles

Hardback. A good copy overall although externally very good with just a little wear at the head of the spine. One word written in ink on verso of front end-paper. Corner torn off at pp.39/40 but this does not affect the text or illustration. 52 pages. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white with colour illustrated end-papers.
Published : Frederick Warne & Co, London 1909, First Edition
£75.00

Potter, Beatrix - The Tale of Little Pig Robinson

Hardback. A very good copy in the original blue cloth lettered on the spine and upper board and decorated on the upper board. In a very good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear at top of spine and folds with very minor loss. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Neat ownership inscription on half-title otherwise a lovely clean copy internally. 96 pages. 6 full-page colour plates. Numerous black and white illustrations. Photographs available on request.
Published : Frederick Warne & Co, London 1930, First Edition
£480.00

Power Rhoda - Stories from Everywhere

Illustrated by Brisley Nina K..
Hardback. Undated, perhaps 1940's? A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title and illustration in black on front board. Gift inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.viii,168. Many black and white line drawings by Nina K. Brisley. Stories from Austria, Scandinavia, central Europe, India, Persia, Ireland, Wales, etc.
Published : Evans Brothers Ltd., London, First Edition
£5.00

Pullein-Thompson Diana - The Pennyfields

Illustrated by Kennedy Richard.
Hardback. A good plus copy in yellow boards which is bumped at top of spine. Previous owner's name and date on front end-paper. 190 pages. 14 black and white illustrations by Richard Kennedy. Slightly foxed at page ends. The price-clipped dustwrapper has minor chips and a little edge wear and tear.
Published : Collins, London 1949, First Edition
£7.00

Pullman Philip - Puss in Boots: The Adventures of That Most Enterprising Feline

Illustrated by Ian Beck.
Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in illustrated boards. llustrated endpapers. No inscriptions. SIGNED on title page by author. Colour illustrations on each page. Unpaginated. Fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Doubleday, London 2000,
£20.00

Ransome Arthur - Peter Duck

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's green cloth with title in gilt on front board and on spine which has a small patch of fading at the foot. No inscriptions. Some edge foxing. Illustrated endpapers and with many black and white illustrations throughout. 432 pages with 2 page catalogue at rear. Just about good unusual dustwrapper which shows some soiling, has a number of smallish chips and tears, is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. The front of the dustwrapper states "The best children's story of the year is Arthur Ransome's Peter Duck ." Peter Duck" is enchanting. Arthur Ransome is the best writer for boys and girls in England alive to-day. This is THE book for Christmas".HUGH WALPOLE in the Obserever." Photograph available on request.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1932,
£90.00

Ransome Arthur - Secret Water

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's dark green cloth with title impressed on front board and in gilt on spine. Gift card tipped onto half title page (which could be removed) is dated Christmas 1939. Colour illustrated endpapers. Black and white illustrations. Very slightly foxed at page ends. 380 pages. Very good complete dustwrapper which is not price-clipped (7/6d net) and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1939,
£50.00

Ransome Arthur - The Picts and The Martyrs: Or Not Welcome at All

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's dark green cloth with title impresssed on front board and in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Colour illustrated endpapers and black and white illustrations. 303 pages. The near very good dustwrapper, which has very minor chipping and tears, is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1944,
£20.00

Ransome Arthur - The Picts and The Martyrs: Or Not Welcome At All

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's dark green cloth with title in black on front board and in gilt on spine. Colour illustrated endpapers. Black and white illustrations. No inscriptions. 303 pages. Good plus dustwrapper which is darked on spine and with a small pink stain on front panel. Price-clipped and in a removable cover.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1944,
£15.00

Ratcliffe Dorothy Una - Little Gypsy in the Wood: Three One-Act Plays for Children

Illustrated by Astrid Walford.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's green cloth with title in black on front board and on spine. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Profusely illustrated in black and white. 80 pages. Near very good illustrated dustwrapper with minor edge wear and tear at spine ends. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Samuel French Ltd., London 1949, First Edition
£12.00

Reeves James - Maildun the Voyager

Illustrated by John Lawrence.
Hardback.,A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Profusely illustated in black and white. 128 pages.Very good price-clipped dustwrapper which is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Hamish Hamilton, London 1971, First Edition
£7.00

Reeves James - More Prefabulous Animiles

Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's olive green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Profusely illustrated throughout. Previous owner's name at top of front free endpaper. 56 pages. Good plus illustrated dustwrapper which has a small chip at the foot of the spine and minor edge tears. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Heinemann, London 1975, First Edition
£8.00

Reeves, James; Bunyan, John - Quest and Conquest : 'Pilgrim's Progress' Retold

Illustrated by Joanna Troughton.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's deep purple cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 10 full page black and white illustrations. 159 pages. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which has a faint circular mark on the ront panel, is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. "John Bunyan's Pilgrim Progress is one of the most famous books in the English language. It is an allegory describing the Pilgrim, Christian's flight from the City of Destruction and his journey to the Celestial City."
Published : Blackie, Glasgow 1976,
£7.00

Richards Frank - Backing Up Billy Bunter

Illustrated by C.H. Chapman.
A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in red. In a good dustwrapper which has smallish chips at the top of the spine and which is rather soiled on the rear panel. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Light edge foxing. 224 pages. Colour frontispiece and four black and white illustrations.
Published : Cassell, London 1955, First Edition
£25.00

Richards Frank - The Magnet (six issues)

Softbacks. Six issues of the Magnet from 1939/1940. Not consecutive. Mostly in fair condition.
Published : The Amalgamated Press Ltd, London,
£15.00

Richards Hilda - Bessie Bunter of Cliff House School

Illustrated by R.J. Macdonald.
Hardback. A very good copy in light brown cloth lettered in black. In a fair plus dustwrapper with some small and one largeish edge chip. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Some top edge spotting but a clean copy internally. No ownership inscription. 240 pages. Colour frontispiece and black and white illustrations.
Published : Charles Skilton, London 1949, First Edition
£25.00

Ripman Constance - Ginger & Snout

Illustrated by Eva Ash.
Hardback. A good copy. Some creasing to boards. Gift inscription. 24 pages. Attractive full-page colour illustrations. Undated, perhaps late 1940's.
Published : Franklyn Ward & Wheeler, Leicester, First Edition
£8.00

Robinson Phil - Bubble & Squeak Some Calamitous Stories

Illustrated by Cecil Aldin & J.A. Shepherd.
Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in red. Some wear to spine ends and spine lettering dull. Ownership inscription. Pp.viii,231. Many black and white illustrations. Humorous children's stories with an animal theme.
Published : Isbister and Co., London 1902, First Edition
£50.00

Ross Diana - The Little Red Engine Goes To Town

Illustrated by Leslie Wood.
Hardback. Oblong 4to. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth. Yellow endpapers. Profusely illustrated in colour. No inscriptions. Unpaginated. Very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is protected in a removable cover. A nice clean copy.
Published : Andre Deutsch Classics, London 1999,
£9.00

Sanford, Mrs. D.P. - Pussy Tip-Toes' Family a Story for Our Little Girls and Boys

Nd. 1876? Probably first English edition. A good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt, decorated in black and with pictorial onlay to upper board. Bevelled edges. Some wear to spine ends and board tips. All edges gilt. No ownership inscription and overall quite a nice clean copy internally. 194 pages + 6 pages publisher's adverts. Tissue-guarded frontispiece and numerous full-page black and white illustrations. A Note states that this "is an American story, but some few necessary alterations have been made in the text to adapt it for English readers."
Published : Cassell Petter & Galpin, London,
£25.00

Saville Malcolm - Malcolm Saville's Seaside Book

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with one small closed tear. 88pp. Many illustrations including colour.
Published : Cassell, London 1962, First Edition
£5.00

Savillle Malcolm - Susan, Bill and The Wolf Dog

Illustrated by Ernest Shepard.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in black on front board and on spine. There is an illustration at foot of front board in black.No inscriptions. Coloured frontispiece and 6 black and white illustrtions. 117 pages. Fair plus dustwrapper which has a number of edge chips. The dustwrapper is price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. This is the first story about Susan and Bill.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., London 1954, First Edition
£12.00

Saxby J.M.E. - The Lads of Lunda

Hardback. Undated but school prize label on front fixed end-paper is dated 1902. A good copy in decorated red cloth. All edges gilt. Pp.viii,261 + adverts. 4 plates. Map. Stories set in Shetland.
Published : James Nisbet & Co, London,
£9.00

Sendak, Maurice - Outside Over There

Hardback. Oblong 4to. A fine copy in a complete, untorn dustwrapper which is faded to green on the spine although the lettering remains clear. The wrapper is protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Unpaginated. Colour illustrations throughout.
Published : The Bodley Head, London 1981, First Edition
£10.00

Serraillier Ian - Havelok the Warrior

Illustrated by Gareth Floyd.
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 77 pages. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. This is a re-telling of the story of Havelok, the exiled warrior prince who fought to regain his throne and finally became king of both Denmark and England.
Published : Hamish Hamilton, London 1968, First Edition
£10.00

Sewell, Anna - Black Beauty His Grooms and Companions

Illustrated by Charles Keeping.
A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. In a near very good dustwrapper which has a couple of closed edge tears and a little rubbing at top of spine. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 214 pages. Over 80 colour and black and white illustrations by Charles Keeping. This is the first edition of this Victorian classic to be illustrated by Keeping.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1988,
£15.00

Seymour Brenda Meredith - First Counting

Illustrated by Brenda Meredith Seymour.
16mo. A very good copy in publisher's light grey cloth with title in black on front board and spine.. No inscriptions. Profusely illustrated in colour and in black and white. Unpaginated. Good dustjacket, not price-clipped, which has some closed edge tears and minor chipping. The wrapper is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. A charming little book.
Published : Lutterworth Press, London 1969, First Edition
£18.00

Simmonds Posy - Lulu and the Flying Babies

A very good copy in pictorial covers. Attractively illustrated book for young children.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1988, First Edition
£8.00