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DE LA MARE.
Animal Stories.
London. Faber & Faber, 1939., Animal stories chosen, arranged, & in some part rewritten by Walter de la Mare." A nice first edition. For children & especially good for reading aloud to. Includes poetry & rhymes. 420 pages, illustrated in b./w. with drawings, woodcuts, engravings & prints. Contents very good, no inscription. Very good pinkish-red (almost grape) & black cover but spine faded & front top corner a bit wrinkled. Gilt lettering on spine. 8" x 5.25". 1939
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Book number: 6499
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Keywords: animals children poetry rhyme story stories Walter de la Mare

 
FARJEON, ELEANOR.
KALEIDOSCOPE.
London. Oxford University Press, 1963., Ex Library. Children's book. About 29 black & white illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. First published in 1928, this is the first edition with Ardizzone illustrations. (6 of the 29 illustrations originally appeared in Farjeon's book published by Puffin.) 158 pages. Contents very good apart from library stamp on front endpage & on back of title page. Cover very good but ends of spine are slightly bumped. D./w. is worn on edges, marked on back bottom edge from old tape, and a small amount missing from back bottom edge, priced 15s.(75p.). 8.75 x 5.75 1963
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Book number: 6498
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Keywords: Edward Ardizzone Eleanor Farjeon

 
HARRIS, JOEL CHANDLER; AND FROST, A.B. (ILLUSTRATOR)
UNCLE REMUS.
New York. Schocken Books, 1972., First published 1880, this is 5th printing of the Schocken edition of 1965. 198 pages, with 79 b./w. illustrations within text by A.B. Frost. 21cm. x 14cm. Contents and cover are near fine, no inscription or marks, but top & bottom edges of dark green cover are slightly shelf rubbed. D./w. is slightly, very faintly marked in places otherwise very good, priced $3.95. 1972
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Book number: 9053
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Keywords: Brer Rabbit Brer Fox Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris

 
HEANEY, MARIE.
The Names Upon the Harp.
London. Faber & Faber, 2000., A book for children about the heroes and villains of Irish myths and legends, by Marie Heaney, the wife of Seamus. A previously unpublished poem by him is included. The attractive illustrations in watercolour and gouache are by P.J. Lynch. First edition thus. 96 pages including source notes. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine cover, in near fine d./w., priced £14.99. ISBN 0571193633. 2000
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Book number: 8084
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Keywords: Irish Ireland myth legend Ulster Seamus Heaney

 
HERGE.
TINTIN ET LES PICAROS.
Paris. Casterman, 1976, First edition. 62 pages, illustrated in colour throughout with comic strips. 30.75cm. x 23cm. Cover and contents near fine, no inscription or marks. 1976
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Book number: 9026
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Keywords: Tintin Herge cartoon comic strip comics

 
JOHNS, CAPTAIN W. E.
The Biggles Book Of Treasure Hunting.
London. Max Parrish, 1962., First edition. Near fine, no inscription or marks, but when book is closed, the edges of the pages on the top & side edges are slightly, faintly speckled with tiny spots of foxing, bottom isn't affected. 144 pages, with b./w. illustrations by William Randell. Near fine d./w. but slightly worn on back bottom edge, a tiny piece missing from bottom of spine, & a ½" tear top front edge. Not price clipped (11/6) 8" x 5¼". 1962
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Book number: 3417
GBP 37.50 [Appr.: EURO 44.5 US$ 49.26 | JP¥ 5396]
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Keywords: Biggles Captain Johns boys stories children treasure juvenile

 
LEWIS, C. S.
THE COMPLETE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA.
London. Lions/Collins, 1989., The complete set of 7 paperbacks in its presentation box. Each book priced £2.50 on the back, all are near fine, no inscription or marks. The slip case is slightly marked, faded on the back side & slightly soiled. Slipcase is 18.5cm. x 9.5cm. x 11cm. ISBN 0006727735. 1989
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Book number: 7740
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Keywords: Narnia C.S. Lewis juvenile children

 
MOORE, JOHN.
The Boy's Country Book.
London. Collins, 1961., Reprint, first published 1955, this is a new revised edition & illustrated by Quentin Blake, so a 1st edition thus. 320 pages, with 11 diagrams by Charles Green. Divided into four parts: 1) ' The Road to Nowhere.' 2) ' Mountains, Rivers, Sea & Air.' 3) 'Looking at Things.' 4) 'Birds, Beasts & Flowers.' At end of each chapter is a list of recommended books. Inscription on f.e.p., cover slightly faded, o./w. near fine. D./w. slightly worn with about 5 or 6 short tears, & front is damaged where something sticky (a label maybe?) has been pulled off, removing a piece of the top layer about 1" x 2" o./w. very good. 1961
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Book number: 1381
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Keywords: Quentin Blake children boys hobbies

 
N./A.
THE JOLLY MILLER. Nursery Rhymes.
London. John F. Shaw, c. 1930., Not dated but the inscription is dated Christmas 1933. Pages un-numbered but about 80. Frontispiece in colour, illustrated in black & white on every page, and some are red & black on white. Pages are made from slightly brownish, stiff paper. Inscription "To Desmond Xmas 1933 from Grandma & Grandad", otherwise contents clean and near fine. 25.25cm x 18.75cm. Illustrated board cover is worn & scuffed on ends of spine, rubbed & slightly worn on edges & corners, otherwise near fine. No d./w. 1930
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Book number: 8239
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Keywords: Nursery Rhymes children Mother Goose

 
NESS, EVALINE.
EXACTLY ALIKE.
London. Oliver & Boyd, 1968., First UK edition. About a little girl who had 4 younger brothers, quads, so she could never tell them apart... how she learned to see small differences, & that they weren't really "exactly alike". Written and illustrated in colour by Evaline Ness, first published 1964 in New York by Charles Scribner. 30 pages. Landscape format, 20cm. x 25cm. Green cloth cover is near fine, contents are near fine, no inscription or marks. D./w. has 2 small tears on front top edge otherwise near fine. 1968
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Book number: 7806
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NO AUTHOR BUT IT IS "EDITED BY AUNT KITSIE.
THE BOBBY BEARS ANNUAL, 1935..
London. Dean & Son, 1934., Pages are not numbered. Illustrated throughout with drawings in black & red on white, and 8 pages of full colour plates. Near fine, no name or inscription, but previous owner has coloured in (quite neatly) 3 of the black & white illustrations. Contents still firm & tight, pages are nice & clean, apart from the coloured in ones. 28cm. x 21cm. Published 1934, the closing date for the competition at the end of the book is January 26th 1935. 1934
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Book number: 8221
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Keywords: comic Bobby Bear Annual

 
SERRAILLER, IAN
THE CLASHING ROCKS.
London. Oxford University Press, 1963, Ex library. The story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece. Illustrated in b./w. by William Stobbs. 96 pages. Near fine, but there are 2 or 3 library 'cancelled' stamps. Near fine d./w. but top edge was once folded under to fit inside library sleeve. 8" x 5.25". 1963
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Book number: 6409
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Keywords: William Stobbs Serrailler Jason Golden Fleece

 
THOMPSON SETON, ERNEST.
BILLY and other stories from WILD ANIMAL WAYS.
London. Hodder & Stoughton, 1930's?, Hardback. Reprint. "Being Personal Histories of Billy, Atalapha, The Wild Geese of Wyndygoul, & Jinny." I have 4 Ernest Thompson Seton books, the same size & same binding. Undated but probably 1920's or 30's, as one book has inscription & dated 1932. 128 pages, 4 b./w. illustrations & b./w. sketches within text. 19cm. x 14cm. Dark green cover is very good, contents near fine, no inscription or marks. No d./w. 0.
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Book number: 10020
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Keywords: animals dog bat geese monkey Thompson Seton

 
THOMPSON SETON, ERNEST.
FOAM RAZORBACK His Life And Adventures and other stories from WILD ANIMAL WAYS.
London. Hodder & Stoughton, 1930's, Hardback. "Being the Personal Histories of Foam the Razor-Backed Hog Coaly-Bay The Outlaw Horse, Way-Atcha: the Coon Raccoon of Kilder Creek." 128 pages, 4 b./w. illustrations, also b./w. sketches within text. 19cm. x 14cm. Green cloth cover is very good. Contents near fine, no inscription or marks. No d./w. 0.
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Book number: 10021
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THOMPSON SETON, ERNEST.
LOBO and other stories from Wild Animals I Have Known.
London. Hodder & Stoughton, 1930's., Hardback. Reprint. "Being the Personal Histories of Lobo Silverspot Redruff Bingo." "Lobo The King of Currumpaw. Silverspot: The Story of a Crow. Redruff: The story of the Don Valley Partridge. Bingo: The Story of my dog." 125 pages. 8 b./w. illustrations also b./w. sketches within text. 19cm. x 14cm. Green cloth cover is near fine, contenrs near fine, no d./w.inscription or marks. 3 other Thompson Seton books available, in matching binding. 0.
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Book number: 10022
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