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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

Condition: Fair


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

Condition: Good


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

Condition: Less than good


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

Condition: Fair


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

Condition: Fair


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

Condition: Less than good


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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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

Condition: Good


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

The Ingoldsby Legends, or Mirth and Marvels

By: Barham, Reverend Richard Harris

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, C. Arthur Pearson: 1899

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 4863

Condition: Fair


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 View more info

Image for Adaora - A Tale of West Africa

Adaora - A Tale of West Africa

By: Bird, Mary E.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society:

Seller ID: 5936

Condition: Fair


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 View more info

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The Sail of the Silver Barge

By: Bone, Florence

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society:

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 5930

Condition: Fair


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 View more info

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A Sapphire for September

By: Brimstead, H.F.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, OUP: 1967

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 5886

Condition: Fair


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 Mounta... View more info

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The Midnight Steeplechase

By: Charlton, Moyra

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1932

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4931

Condition: Fair


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 View more info

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Work and Workers - Shown to the Children

By: Cooke, Arthur O.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London & Edinburgh, T.C. & E.C. Jack:

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 3748

Condition: Less than good


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: ... View more info

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Ships and Sea-Faring - Shown to the Children

By: Cooke, Arthur O.

Price: £11.50

Publisher: London & Edinburgh, T.C. & E.C. Jack:

Seller ID: 3750

Condition: Less than good


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 illustrate... View more info

Image for Adventurers All - A Tale of the Philippine Islands in War Time

Adventurers All - A Tale of the Philippine Islands in War Time

By: Eady, K.M.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson:

Seller ID: 4926

Condition: Good


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 View more info

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Danger in Densmere

By: Edwards, Bertram

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson: 1965

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 4932

Condition: Good


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, Amaz... View more info

Big Frogs and Little Frogs

By: Ertz, Susan

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1938

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 4956

Condition: Fair


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 View more info

Infelice

By: Evans Wilson, Augusta J.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London & Felling-on-Tyne, Walter Scott:

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 4856

Condition: Fair


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 View more info

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The Sign of the Red Cross - A Tale of Old London

By: Everett-Green, Evelyn

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Edinburgh & New York, Thomas Nelson & Sons:

Seller ID: 6614

Condition: Good


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 View more info

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Jan of the Windmill - a Story of the Plains

By: Ewing, Juliana Horatia

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, George Bell & Sons: 1909

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 5962

Condition: Fair


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. Cata... View more info

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Twelve people are not a dozen

By: Ferra-Mikura, Vera

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Macdonald: 1965

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 4948

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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The Drummer's Coat

By: Fortescue, Hon. J.W.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1899

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4908

Condition: Less than good


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 View more info

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The Wonder Book of Why & What?

By: Frankish, W.M. et al

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock:

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 4980

Condition: Very Good


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 fro... View more info

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So Early in the Morning

By: Gorell, Elizabeth

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1941

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 1800

Condition: Good +


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: Chil... View more info

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Stories about Raggedy Ann to read aloud

By: Gruelle, Johnny

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Spring Books: 1960

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6001

Condition: Fair


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 View more info

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The Revolutionaries - A Martin Falconer story

By: Harris, John

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2952

Condition: Good +++


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, Me... View more info

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Suitable Owners

By: Helme, Eleanor

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode: 1948

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5903

Condition: Fair


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... View more info

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The Toby Twirl Story Book

By: Hodgetts, Sheila

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston:

Seller ID: 4984

Condition: Less than good


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 page... View more info

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The Japhet & Happy Annual

By: Horrabin, J.F. ; Starr, Kathleen

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, News Chronicle: 1952

Seller ID: 4989

Condition: Good


Hardback, 245mm x 185mm decorated card boards over blue cloth spine, 80pp. Colour illustrations.Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped. Binding a little loose. Differential fading to endpapsrs. Pages bright and clean. Cartoon strip story book for children. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Children, cartoon, Japhet, happy View more info

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Sophie is Seven

By: King-Smith, Dick

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Walker: 1994

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6011

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 205mm x 132mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 124pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by David Parkins. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear or evidence of handling. The fifth of King-Smith's story books about Sophie, the young animal-lover. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: King-Smith, Sophie, birthday View more info