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Matchbox Toys (The Collector's Corner series)
1 Matchbox Toys (The Collector's Corner series)
London Grange Books 1999 1840132779 / 9781840132779 First Edition Pictorial laminated boards Very Good Slightly worn 
Well illustrated, slim square 8vo, pp 64, pictorial boards, a good copy in an age-toned and slightly worn dustwrapper. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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2 The Adventures of Charlie Chimp and His Friends
London Juvenile Productions Ltd Pictorial Cover Poor 
Colour frontispiece and three colour plates, many illustrations within the text, some of which are full page,(and three of which have been coloured in by hand, reasonably tidily], small thick quarto, pages very browned due to poor quality paper, front and rear hinges slightly cracked, many internal hinges cracking and weak, one gathering becoming particularly tender and protruding a little from the fore-edge, original pictorial boards, rubbed and a bit worn and marked, corners worn through to the boards, spine fraying at top and bottom, and lacking a few small pieces at the bottom. VERY SCARCE. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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Records of the Rocks, or the Young Geologist, Billington, H. Carlyle
3 Billington, H. Carlyle Records of the Rocks, or the Young Geologist
Exeter A. Wheaton & Co Ltd 1925 
Illustrated, folding chart, double page colour map frontispiece, small 8vo, pp 175, attractive pictorial cloth, slightly worn, spine slightly wrinkled. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Child's Play - Seventeen drawings by E.V.B., Boyle, Eleanor Vere (E.V.B.]
4 Boyle, Eleanor Vere (E.V.B.] Child's Play - Seventeen drawings by E.V.B.
London Addey & Co, Old Bond Street 1851 First Edition Cloth Good 
Seventeen pages, drawings with printed manuscript text, printed on one side of the page only, interleaved with blank pages, a little light foxing and age-toning, large slim 8vo, later blue cloth with gilt lettering and lining, very slightly worn. [The extremely rare true first edition. The text was taken by E.V.B from an old copy of Halliwell's Nursery Rhymes. Apparently published at Christmas 1851, but often attributed to 1852. It is reputedly the first book to have illustrations of nursery rhymes, but this seems a little unlikely ? The first title page has a large and heavy inscription - "To Sybil Sassoon from Louise Boyle", and in the same hand "The Hon Mrs Richard Boyle" is written beneath E.V.B. There is an accompanying letter from Louise Boyle, gifting it to Sybil Sassoon, and apologising for the fact that she has had to re-bind it.] 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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Life and Her Children, Buckley, Arabella B
5 Buckley, Arabella B Life and Her Children
London Edward Stanford 1897 Cloth Fair 
Seventeenth thousand. Well illustrated with engravings, small 8vo, pp xii, 312, slightly weak internally, one page loose and frayed, an owner's name in ink on front endpaper and the inscription, "Michael Cecil Stark, Sept 1901. From his Godfather C.R.P." on page facing the half-title page, decorated cloth gilt a little marked and worn, corners rubbed, head and tail of spine fraying and a little worn. (With it's binding of various natural history objects such as a snail, dragonfly, cuttlefish etc this is one of the classic Victorian children's books). 
Price: 3.50 GBP
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Fridtjof Nansen - a book for the young., Bull, Jacob B.
6 Bull, Jacob B. Fridtjof Nansen - a book for the young.
London Isbister & Company Ltd 1898 First Edition Cloth Good 
A few illustrations within the text, small 8vo, pp 132, all edges gilt, contemporary school prize label on front endpaper, otherwise clean internally, original dark blue soft cloth, slightly bowed, very slightly marked. {A surprisingly difficult book to find, especially in this first UK edition.] 
Price: 17.50 GBP
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7 Carrighar, Sally Blue Whale
London Victor Gollancz Ltd 1975 0575023694 / 9780575023697 Parnall, Peter (dustwrapper) 
Small 8vo, pp (8), 169, a very clean bright copy in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped but which is very faded on the spine. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Last of the Mohicans, Cooper, J. Fenimore
8 Cooper, J. Fenimore The Last of the Mohicans
London Dean & Son Ltd Cloth Very Good Very Slightly Worn 
[Not dated - 1950's ?]. Small 8vo, pp 248, pages very age-toned, small neat inscription on the front endpaper, but otherwise very clean and sound internally, pale blue cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper is very slightly worn and rubbed, but otherwise this is a surprisingly good copy. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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British Spiders (Young Britain Educational Series), Cosser, Rodney F.
9 Cosser, Rodney F. British Spiders (Young Britain Educational Series)
London Daily Mail School-Aid Publication First Edition Paperback Fair 
Illustrated, slim octavo, pp (16), very unevenly age-toned, paperback, covers slightly worn, a small label placed over the original printed price on the upper cover. SCARCE. [Postage will be reduced] 
Price: 4.50 GBP
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Your Gardening Book, Cowell, Cyril
10 Cowell, Cyril Your Gardening Book
London Faber & Faber 1960 Second impression Cloth Good Fair 
Large slim 8vo, pp 72, slight foxing to the edges and the endpapers, otherwise clean internally, green cloth with gilt decoration (also by Cowell), very slightly worn, a bit bowed, in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped but which is a little frayed and torn, and which is rather browned and foxed on the lower cover. EXTREMELY SCARCE. [Cyril Cowell was born in Canterbury, Kent, in 1888. He was working as an illustrator by 1911. He drew for nursery comics from the 1920s to the 50s, including Fairyland Tales (1924-), Children's Own Sunday Pictorial (1933-1934), Pip and Squeak Annual (1933), Children's Holiday Fun (1937-1940) and Mickey Mouse Weekly (1950s). In the 1940s he drew the weekly gardening strip Adam the Gardener, written by Morley Adams, for the Sunday Express. He also illustrated children's books, including some by Enid Blyton. He specialised in drawing animals and the natural world. He died in Sutton, Surrey, in 1967.] 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Jane in Command, Cowper, E.E.
11 Cowper, E.E. Jane in Command
London & Glasgow Blackie & Son Ltd Cloth Very Good Gordon Browne 
A black and white frontispiece by Gordon Browne, small thick octavo, pp 284, a prize bookplate on the front endpaper (dated 1934), very slight age-toning and foxing, otherwise extremely clean and tight internally, red cloth with very slight signs of wear, the spine slightly faded. 
Price: 3.50 GBP
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12 Daglish, E. Fitch The Book of Garden Animals - being a natural history, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, snails and slugs, spiders, millipedes, centipedes, insects etc.
London Chapman & Hall 1932 
Illustrated with several plates, some line drawings in the text and an attractive (scraperboard ?) frontispiece, small 8vo, pp xii, 213, foxing throughout, lacking the front endpaper, an ex-school library copy which has no internal markings but a gilt stamp on the upper cover of Durston House, Ealing. Orange cloth, a little worn, marked and wrinkled. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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On the Edge of the Wilderness, Eaton, Walter Prichard
13 Eaton, Walter Prichard On the Edge of the Wilderness
London Jonathan Cape 1921 First UK edition Decorative Cloth Good Charles Livingston Bull and Warwick Reynolds 
Illustrated by Charles Livingston Bull and Warwick Reynolds, pp 311, uncut, slightly age-toned, small personal book label on front endpaper, otherwise clean internally, green decorated cloth, slightly worn and faded, the spine head slightl pulled and torn. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Spring Fancies - Suite for Piano, Foster, Ivor R.
14 Foster, Ivor R. Spring Fancies - Suite for Piano
York Banks & Son 1938 Paperback Good 
Slim quarto, pp 10, paperback, covers a little worn, slightly used throughout. SCARCE. [Three simple pieces for young pianists). 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Christmas Trees (hardback edition), Frost, Robert
15 Frost, Robert Christmas Trees (hardback edition)
New York Henry Holt & Company 1990 0805012087 / 9780805012088 Cloth Very Good Very Good Rand, Ted 
Illustrated, large slim 8vo, pp (32), dustwrapper, good copy. 
Price: 3.00 GBP
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John-Joseph, G.M.S.
16 G.M.S. John-Joseph
London SPCK Cloth Good Dadd, Frank 
Published by S.P.C.K. (not dated, c. 1880 ?). With a frontispiece by Frank Dadd, (also appearing on the cloth binding), small 8vo, pp 128, a bit weak internally, hinges cracked in a few places, a little marked throughout, red decorated cloth a bit rubbed and worn. [[The title page states "illustrated by F. Dadd". I believe this to mean just the frontispiece - such terminology is not uncommon. The contents are weak, but I do not believe any other illustrations have been removed.] 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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The Hornby Companion Series 6a: The Meccano System Compendium: Contents of Outfits, Mechanics Made Easy 1901 - 1907, Meccano 1908 - 1979 plus Duration of Products Chart and Diary of Events, Gamble, Jim
17 Gamble, Jim The Hornby Companion Series 6a: The Meccano System Compendium: Contents of Outfits, Mechanics Made Easy 1901 - 1907, Meccano 1908 - 1979 plus Duration of Products Chart and Diary of Events
London New Cavendish Books 1988 0904568156 / 9780904568158 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
Well illustrated, large horizontal 8vo, pp 96, very slight age-toning around the margins, paperback, very slight signs of wear, but a very good copy. SCARCE. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
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Pigs, From A to Z, Geisert, Arthur
18 Geisert, Arthur Pigs, From A to Z
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1986 0395778743 / 9780395778746 First Edition Paperback Fair 
Illustrated throughout, small slim quarto, pp (60), half-title a bit marked and foxed, a slight suggestion also to the title page, slightly worn and creased internally,papeback, covers a little worn and marked, a small crease to the lower corne of the upper cover. 
Price: 3.50 GBP
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The Complete Guide to Knots and how to tie them, Gibson, Walter B.
19 Gibson, Walter B. The Complete Guide to Knots and how to tie them
London Robinson Publishing Ltd 1989 1854872915 / 9781854872913 Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated, small 8vo, pp 131, (3) a little age-toned but otherwise clean and sound internally, paperback, the base of the spine very slightly bumped otherwise in very good condition. 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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Guinevere, or The Ladder of Love, Gillespy, Charlotte Ainsley
20 Gillespy, Charlotte Ainsley Guinevere, or The Ladder of Love
London Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Pictorial Cloth Good Oscar Wilson 
Not dated - c.1910 ? With a colour frontispiece by Oscar Wilson, small thick octavo, pp 160, slightly worn internally and a little weak, a prize label on the front endpaper (dated 1932), pictorial cloth a bit rubbed and marked. [An uncommon title] 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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