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The Three Kingdoms Russian Folk Tales from Alexander Afanasiev's Collection

By: Afanasiev; Alexander

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Moscow, Raduga Publisher: 1998

Edition: New Illustrated Edition

Seller ID: 110672

ISBN: 5050043905

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Pictorial green boards. No dustjacket. The covers have slightly bumped corners and smudges which can only be seen if held up to the light. The rear free endpaper has a Russian price sticker. Otherwise No Inscriptions or other Marks. 166 pp. Superbly illustrated in colour by Alexander Kurkin; reminiscent of Dulac, Harry Clarke and Kay Nielson. Endpapers are also beautifully illustrated. Overall, apart from the very minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'Fine' copy. " Here is a collection of Folk Tales from the Russian version of the Grim... View more info

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Surveying for Boy Scouts. with Sectional Paper for Survey Work. Revised by Scoutmaster Ernest Alderson ... with Chapters on Map Reading

By: Albert Harman

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Brown, Son & Ferguson, Limited. ,: (1934)

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 114126

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


NO DATE given, but priced at 9d, and came in with a few other Scouting books presumed of a similar date (? ) but one of which was dated 1943. In the original lettered and illustrated, thin, light beige/cream coloured, card covers with red titling and illustration to front cover. The former owner's name in ink to the top of the front cover. Some light foxing (browny spots) all over and some dust discolouration to the covers, but NO tears or damage. Page fore-edges lightly dusty with age and a scattering of foxing. Internally some VERY light discolouration to the inner gutters and some scattered... View more info

The Steadfast Tin Soldier .

By: Andersen, H.C.; Lewis, Naomi & Patrick Lynch

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Andersen Press Ltd: 1991

Edition: First Edition Thus; 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 112153

ISBN: 0862643554

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Laminated pictorial boards. No dustjacket, presumed as issued. There are NO inscriptions or marks. Unpaginated. Illustrated with striking colour plates by P. J. Lynch. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, 'As New' copy. "This is the classic and powerful tale by Hans Christian Andersen of a one-legged tin soldier who falls in love with a little paper dancer. P. J. Lynch's stunning illustrations perfectly complement Naomi Lewis's haunting translation of a much loved fairy story." ; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London (H & S), By Hodder and Stoughton Limited for Boots Pure Drug Co. , Ltd. ; Nottingham.: 1930

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 114950

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Burgundy-red cloth covered boards with bright gilt titling, banding and 'Boots logo' to the spine, with bright gilt titling and gilt illustration of little children watching a snail wearing a hat to the front board. Black double borders to the front cover. NO dustjacket. There is a small indent to the spine and a split (1 cm x 0.5 cm) to the front edge of the spine - now coloured in so not too noticable. All titling/decoration/base colour is clear and deep and overall the covers look near VG. Light toning and some foxing (pale browny spotting) to the page fore-edges. Internally a presentation ... View more info

The Dandy-Andy Book

By: Anderson, Anne

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Nelson: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112802

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Light Grey/Beige cloth covered boards with colour pictorial pastedown to the upper board surrounded with a tan coloured border and tan coloured titling. No dustjacket, but the book is now protected in a removable clear plastic cover. The covers are a little grubby with smudge marks, stains, spots, particularly to the spine/rear spine edge, but the front board and rear board are pretty clean - certainly there is no defect to the coloured onlay/titling. There are light foxing (brown) spots and some 'thumb' marks to the endpapers. Each page has a blank side and a former child owner has used these... View more info

Fiction Sequels for Readers, 10 to 16 An Annotated Bibliography of Books in Succession

By: Anderson, Vicki

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, McFarland & Co Inc: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47781

ISBN: 0899505198

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy lettered card covers. No dustjacket as issued. Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. Protected in the usual clear plastic library jacket. (vii) + 150 pp. Overall despite its status as an Ex-Lib copy this is an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Postcard Illustrated by Ethel Parkinson

By: Anon

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Faulkner & Co (printed by): 1908

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 003914

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Colour illustration of mother/girl carrying a small girl, another child standing by her side. Greeting reads 'To greet you heartily with every good wish.' Written on the front by the previous owner/sender, with their name and date-1908. Stamped (Sent from South Shields) , postmarked, written on the reverse with a ? Christmas & New Year Greeting but this is obscured, as there is something all over the back as if it had been stuck in an album (but not sticky). Front illustration = Bright and Clean. Lovely example of Ethel Parkinsons artwork. See Image. ; Postcard; 14 cm x 9 cm View more info

The Dandy Book 1997

By: Anon

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, D C Thomson and Co Ltd: 1996

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 004195

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


AS NEW! NOT PRICE CLIPPED. NOT INSCRIBED. EXCELLENT COPY. NO MARKS. Profusely illustrated thoughout in full colour. CLEAN BRIGHT AND TIGHT. Front cover shows all characters of the Dandy at the circus.; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

THE BEANO BOOK 1996

By: Anon

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, D C Thomson and Co Ltd: 1996

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 004198

ISBN: 0851165966

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Price clipped otherwise FINE. NO INSCRIPTIONS. CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. Profusely illustrated throughout in full colour.; 004198; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

THE ROVER BOOK FOR BOYS

By: Anon

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London. Manchester. Dundee, D.C. THOMSON & CO. LTD:

Seller ID: 8473

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


An EARLY D. C. THOMSON Annual. No Date (c. 1935 ?) A Dumpy 8 1/2" long x 7" wide x 2" deep - this format was first issued in 1926, changing size later and missing most of the war years due to paper rationing. Colourful pictorial boards depict a Chinese Scene across the front cover, the spine, and the back cover, with 3 young men in Naval/Sailors Officers Uniform, one pulling a Rickshaw, the other 2 riding in it, and a 'Coolie' chasing them (on the (faded) spine). For the type of cheap publication/paper this is in Good plus condition with some wear to the spine edges, which... View more info

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Jemima Jane (Child's Storybook shaped as little girl)

By: ANON

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Unknown: (1930)

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 9993

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


There is no date, no publisher (tho' numbered '993' at the foot of the rear cover). I would date this c. 1920 ? - but could be 1930, or even early 40s? - but the latter date at the latest. Full colour stapled pictorial card covers with the image of a charming little girl in an old fashioned Victorian costume with ringlets and a bonnet, and with her hands in a white muff. The rear cover is her back view. The whole book is shaped around her. Internally the shaped pages have the text and illustrations printed in red/blue/black based on white paper. The story is written in verse "Jemima Jane I... View more info

Penelope Annual

By: Anon

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Century 21 Publishing and City Magazines;: 1969

Seller ID: 105048

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Name/Writing illustrated endpapers, illustrated covers (impressed with name - Denise) Top edge of front cover has indentation. 93pp. A girl's annual. Colour strip cartoons plus feature articles, photographs and stories, mostly based around the glamorous Lady Penelope character from Thunderbirds. First story 'Penelope meets the Guru'. Various pop star photographs - Dave Dee, Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck etc. Comic strip stories, pop quiz, tricks, puzzles etc. CLEAN BRIGHT AND TIGHT. ; 105048; 4to (large) View more info

Sooty's Birthday

By: Anon

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Ariel Productions Ltd: (1975)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111879

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Laminated pictorial boards. No dustjacket, presumed as issued. Ideal Gift Copy. There are NO inscriptions or marks. Unpaginated. Illustrated with delightful colour drawings. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "This is an ideal children's illustrated book about the adventure's of Sooty and Sweep." ; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

The Brownies' Ball . At Fault

By: ANON

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Humphrey Milford: 1910/20

Edition: Presumed First Edition (This copy At Fault

Seller ID: 111944

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


At Fault - The book lacks the Frontispiece and a 'slipcase' - and although this type of book did vary in content (probably hand put together) I have had a complete copy for sale which did have a frontispiece, so am assuming this originally did have one. A Charming 'Miniature' Childrens book = a tiny mauve hardback with a full colour pictorial onlay of a little Brownie sitting on a Mushroom blowing a 'dandelion clock', the pictorial onlay is rubbed and has a little spot of surface loss - but nothing major. Secured by 2 light purple 'string' ties as issued. The paper spine is torn with a little ... View more info

Russian Folk Tales. Folk Tales of the Peoples of the U.S.S.R

By: Anon

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Moscow, Foreign Languages Publishing House: (1950)

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 113055

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


No Date given - but likely 1940s / early 1950? . In red-orange boards with blue decorative titling to the spine and decorated title stamped in blue and white to the front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which has some closed tears (internally repaired with clear archival tape) , some chipping and surface scrapes to the edges but is otherwise complete and now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks VG. Internally some browning to the endpapers o/w FINE. NO Inscriptions or Marks. 243 pp. Illustrated throughout in b/w by T. A. Mavrina and K... View more info

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PIGGYKIN went to market

By: Anon

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Vernon House, London, George Lapworth & Co. , Ltd. ,: (1944)

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 113583

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Lovely period childrens 'Piggy' tale. Stapled paper wraps. Staples are rusty, and some light 'rubbing' to the spine. Otherwise this is old shop stock that was never sold and is in Excellent condition apart from the staples, and one old staple 'mark' to the edge of the cover from another copy lying on top of this one. NO date but most of the books I had from this 'buy' were from the 1920s/1940s. The covers are printed in bold primary colours, and the inside is illustrated in b/w and the same primary colours (as on the covers) on alternate pages. 15 pages including the inside of the covers. Deli... View more info

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PUPPYKIN

By: Anon

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Vernon House, London, George Lapworth & Co. , Ltd. ,: (1944)

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 113584

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Lovely period childrens 'Puppy' tale. Stapled paper wraps. Staples are rusty, and some light 'rubbing' to the ends of the spine. Otherwise this is old shop stock that was never sold and is in Excellent condition apart from the staples. NO date but most of the books I had from this 'buy' were from the 1920s/1940s. The covers are printed in bold primary colours, and the inside is illustrated in b/w and the same primary colours (as on the covers) on alternate pages. 15 pages including the inside of the covers. Delightful! At the time of listing I also have 2 others in the same series - 'Piggykin ... View more info

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BUNNYKIN

By: Anon

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Vernon House, London, George Lapworth & Co. , Ltd. ,: (1944)

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 113585

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Lovely period childrens 'Bunny' tale. Stapled paper wraps. Staples are rusty, and some light 'rubbing' to the spine. Otherwise this is old shop stock that was never sold and is in Excellent condition apart from the staples and two staple 'marks' on the rear cover from another book. NO date but most of the books I had from this 'buy' were from the 1920s/1940s. The covers are printed in bold primary colours, and the inside is illustrated in b/w and the same primary colours (as on the covers) on alternate pages. 15 pages including the inside of the covers. Delightful! At the time of listing I als... View more info

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The 3 (Three) Little Pigs

By: ANON

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, H. Fitch & Co. , Ltd. ,: (1930)

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 113586

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Stapled Stiff Light Card covers. Lovely period childrens 'PIG' tale. Staples are rusty, and some light 'rubbing' to the spine. Otherwise this is old shop stock that was never sold and is in Excellent condition apart from the staples. NO date but most of the books I had from this 'buy' were from the 1920s/1940s. The covers are printed in bold primary colours - Red, White and Blue, and the inside is illustrated in blue and white, with the text in blue. 16 pages, plus also illustrated on the inside of the covers in the three colours of the covers. Delightful illustrations, but unascribed. Charmin... View more info

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First Steps in Scouting. How to Pass Tenderfoot and Second-Class Tests.

By: Anon

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd. ,: 1943

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 114125

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original lettered and decorated, thin, light orangy coloured, card covers with green titling and illustration to front cover. Some patchy light foxing (browny spots) and a few light marks to the inner edges of the front cover, staples rusting but sound, and corners very lightly creased but OVERALL VERY CLEAN. 1943 staple-bound booklet of 64 pages. Internally the former owner's name neatly written in the 'Name' box of the 'To be Filled in by the Scout' o/w No other Inscriptions or Marks. Illustrated throughout with b/w line drawings & diagrams, etc. Contains tests for the "Tenderfoot... View more info