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Image for Sir Evelyn's Charge, or A Child's Influence

Sir Evelyn's Charge, or A Child's Influence

By: "M.I.A.",

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1903

Edition: Thirty-third Edition

Seller ID: 4860


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 View more info

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A Cabin for Crusoe

By: ,

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1952

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1803


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 ca... View more info

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The Schoolgirls' Own Annual 1928

By: ,

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Amalgamated Press: 1927

Seller ID: 5938


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 View more info

The Family Friend 1855

By: ,

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock: 1855

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 5993


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. Collectio... View more info

The Family Friend 1856

By: ,

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock: 1856

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5994


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... View more info

The Family Friend 1857-8

By: ,

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock: 1857

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 5995


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. ... View more info

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Playbox Annual 1952

By: ,

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Associated Press: 1951

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8120


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 View more info

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Dean's Gold Medal Book of Rhymes No. 3

By: ,

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Dean & Son: 1967

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8135


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: ... View more info

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Tiger Tim's Annual 1953

By: ,

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Amalgamated Press: 1952

Seller ID: 8138


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 View more info

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Chatterbox Newsbox

By: ,

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Wells Gardner, Darton:

Seller ID: 8147


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 View more info

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The Scout's Pathfinder Annual

By: ,

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Purnell: 1967

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8148


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: Ch... View more info

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The Queen's Book of the Red Cross

By: ,

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1939

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8910


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 B... View more info

The Family Friend - Vols. I & II

By: ,

Price: £38.00

Publisher: London, Houlston & Stoneman: 1850

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8970


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 ... View more info

The Family Friend - Vols. III & IV

By: ,

Price: £38.00

Publisher: London, Houlston & Stoneman: 1851

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8971


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. Tw... View more info

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The Sunbeam Annual 1934

By: ,

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Fleetway: 1933

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9177


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 ... View more info

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More Prayers for Children

By: ,

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Dean & Son: 1974

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9600


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 View more info

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Little Brown Mouse

By: ,

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Tiger Books: 1989

Seller ID: 11645


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 View more info

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Tiny Chick's Tail

By: ,

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Tiger Books: 1989

Seller ID: 11646


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 View more info

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Highroads of History - Other Days and Other Ways (from the Earliest Times to 1485)

By: ,

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson: 1911

Seller ID: 14437


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 pr... View more info

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Highroads of Geography - Introductory Book - Round the World with Father

By: ,

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson: 1913

Inscription: Owners inscriptions

Seller ID: 14438


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 a... View more info

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The Iron Wolf and other stories

By: Adams, Richard

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Penguin: 1980

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12364


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 r... View more info

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The Days of Bruce - A Story from Scottish History

By: Aguilar, Grace

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock:

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 14455


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 View more info

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Little Men

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Thames Publishing:

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 15184


Hardback, 207mm x 137mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 278pp. Good +/Less than good. Owners inscription. Book has been handled, some bumping and scuffing to edges, top of spine faded. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn with wear, creasing and patches of loss to edges. Undated but with a 1950 inscription, this is a Regent Classics edition of a follow-up novel to the better-known "Little Women." Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: March, teacher, school, st... View more info

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Good Wives

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Thames Publishing:

Seller ID: 15185


Hardback, 207mm x 137mm blue cloth boards, black titles, , 279pp. Good/Fair. Exterior bumped, with some edges faded. Block edges tanned, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper is worn and creased, rear also stained, chipping to edges with loss at corners. Follow-up novel to "Little Women" in which the March family girls grow up to become the wives of the title, with the exception of Beth… Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: March, marriage, lover, domestic View more info

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Wait and Hope; or, Ben Bradford's Motto

By: Alger (Jr.), Horatio

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, John C. Winston:

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 12356


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 spi... View more info

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The Fledging of Az Gabrielson - The Clouded World: Book 1

By: Amory, Jay

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Gollancz: 2006

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12910


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 View more info

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Ardizzone's Hans Andersen - Fourteen Classic Tales

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15363


Hardback, 244mm x 172mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 191pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. Good +++/Good +++. Corners bumped, book otherwise tight, bright and clean. Dustwrapper has light wear to edges and from handling. Fourteen classic Andersen tales, in a new translation by Stephen Dorrin, selected and illustrated by Ardizzone. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: emperor, mermaid, duckling, pr... View more info

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Ten Boys Who Lived on the Road from Long Ago to Now

By: Andrews, Jane

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Boston, New York, Chicago, London, Ginn & Company: 1913

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 5940


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 View more info

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Willy Visits The Square World

By: Archer, Jeffrey

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Octopus: 1980

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8423


Hardback, 285mm x 220mm decorated boards, 48pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Derek Matthews. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been well read, some grubbiness from handling but basically solid and clean. Illustrated childrens' tale by big-selling writer better known for his political novels. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Archer, Willy, square View more info

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Monkey Tricks

By: Ashforth, Camilla

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Walker Books: 1992

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11543


Hardback, 256mm x 237mm decorated boards, 28pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Camilla Ashforth. Very Good/Good +++. Hardback is bright and clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper has been handled but still clean with very light wear only. Camilla Ashforth's second story about Horatio the rabbit and James the bear is another lovely picture tale for very young children. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: monkey, toy, preschool, nursery View more info