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Claudia, A.L.O.E.  ( A Lady Of England - Charlotte Maria Tucker)
1 A.L.O.E. ( A Lady Of England - Charlotte Maria Tucker) Claudia
London Thomas Nelson 1904 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Gilt title and blue and gilt floral decoration to spine with gilt title and blue, black and yellow pictorial to fron on brown cloth boards. Boards are very clean and unmarked with just the smallest touch of wear to one lower corner tip. Internally there is a copperplate ink prize award inscription and date March 31st/11 to front endpaper, a little light foxing to the first and last few pages,and sporadically to a few other pages else very clean, tight and unmarked. All edges gilt. viii + 301 pages. Frontispiece, tissue guarded, and 3 other illustrations (bound in a different page from the index). Not dated but is the same as Nelson's 1886 edition but this is probably the 1904 edition. A most well kept copy. From the Preface ' The object which I have had before me in writing the following tale, has been to show the distinction between the intellectual and the spiritual, and the insufficiency of mental powers, even though they be of a high order, either to render their possessor wise unto salvation, or to make him a fit instrument to accomplish a lofty mission amongst men.' 
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2 Anonymous Little Frida
London Thomas Nelson 1903 Cloth Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Gilt titles and dark green embossed hazel leaves and butterflies on lighter green cloth boards. Some wear to head and tail of spine, gilt and decoration still very bright. Endpapers and page edges a little age browned and contemporary inscription to front endpaper else very clean internally. Illustrated frontispiece and extra title page with publisher's catalogue bound in at rear. Uniform with the 'Little Hazel' series. Good + . An attractive volume. 
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3 Austin, Stella Somebody
London Wells Gardner, Darton 1900 Cloth Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Gilt title with pictorial of man with torch to spine and Gilt fancy title and pictorial of boy and girl in garden to front board on green cloth boards. Boards are clean and unmarked with a touch of wear to spine head with pictorial particularly bright. Internally there is a signature to front endpaper and age darkening to endpapers and page edges else clean and unmarked. 3 illustrations. Not dated 8th edition but circa 1900. A story for children by the Victorian children's novelist. 
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Children and Their Books  -  A Celebration of the Work of Iona and Peter Opie, Avery, Gillian and Briggs, Julia    (edited by)
4 Avery, Gillian and Briggs, Julia (edited by) Children and Their Books - A Celebration of the Work of Iona and Peter Opie
Oxford Oxford University Press 1989 0198122535 / 9780198122531 Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A clean, tight and unmarked copy apart from a small name (Naomi) to top of half title page, a minor mark to lower closed edge and a light crease to back cover. Foreword by Iona Opie. A collection of essays to celebrate the researches of Iona and Peter Opie in this field. Twenty distinguished contributors explore a wide range of topics, from the behaviour of children in early modern England to the development of French fairy tales and nursery rhymes, from the work of classic authors such as Lewis Carroll, Kenneth Grahame, Beatrix Potter, and J.R.R. Tolkien to some of the diaries and magazines written by children themselves. 40 illustrations. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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5 Ballantyne, R.M. Twice Bought - A Tale of the Oregon Gold Fields
London James Nisbet Cloth Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Dudley, M 
Black titles with coloured ship pictorials to spine and front on red cloth boards. Boards have some light marks to back else unmarked with no wear. Internally there is a coloured decorative prize bookplate to front pastedown and foxing to closed edges and sporadic foxing to some page edges else clean, tight and unmarked. Not dated nor edition stated but probably a late 1890's edition of the work first published in 1885. 256 pages and 16 page publisher's catalogue. 30 illustrations by M. Dudley. One of Robert Michael Ballantyne's (1825-1894) scarcer novels. An attractive copy in very good condition. 
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6 Batt, Tanya Robyn (collected and Retold by) A Child's Book of Faeries
Cambridge, Massachusetts Barefoot Books 2002 1841489549 / 9781841489544 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Newey, Gail 
A Fine unmarked copy in pictorial laminated boards as dustjacket with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. Tanya Robyn Batt lifts the veil between the faerie world and our own, revealing the variety of faerie folk who flit from one realm to another: among them elves, pixies, leprechauns and hobgoblins. Delightfully illustrated by Gail Newey. 
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7 Beatley, Annie A Troublesome Trio
London The National Sunday School Union 1916 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Black title and coloured pictorial to spine with yellow title and coloured pictorial to front on red cloth boards which have a few minor marks to back and a little wear to spine head. Internally there is a prize book plate to front endpaper, light foxing to closed edges and sporadically to some page edges, some light marks to a few pages (possibly from pressed flowers) althought not obscuring the text, a small ink stamp to title page, else generally a clean, tight copy. 248 pages. 4 illustrations (1 by Gertrude A. Steel). Second edition not dated but probably 1916. A girl's story featuring a teacher, Ursula Weyland, and three girls - Maidie, Merry and Margery and their adventures. **** SCARCE **** 
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8 Bevan, Tom Rivals of the Fourth
London Cassell 1925 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Waye, A.S 
Black titles on brown cloth boards with colored pictorial inset which are clean and unmarked with light bumping to corner tips and a touch of wear to lower edges. Internally there is a wear mark to front pastedown and light foxing to closed edges and a few pages else clean, tight and unmarked. A very bright copy. Coloured frontispiece and 3 illustrations by A.S. Waye. A children's story set in a public school with main theme of cricket. 
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Enchantica  -  Wrath of the Ice Sorceror, Bill, Andrew
9 Bill, Andrew Enchantica - Wrath of the Ice Sorceror
Staffordshire Holland 1988 0951429809 / 9780951429808 First Hard Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7 Bill, Andrew 
A Fine unmarked copy with VG+ dustjacket. Illustrations by the sculptor author. The land of Enchantica is shrouded in cloaks of mystery. Only those who can fan the mists with the breath of imagination may step through the veils and reach her enchanted shores. From the high throne of power, four mighty wizards rule the passing seasons, and so it has been since the dawn of time. Then comes the great change - the evil Winter wizard commits his grand betrayal and Enchantica is transformed into a world of ice. Jonquil the banf and his terragon, Rattajack, are chosen by fate to be the heroes of the day and the awesome task of restoring the balance of power falls to them. 
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10 Bodie, Idella The Secret of Telfair Inn
Columbia, South Carolina Sandlapper Press 1971 0878440070 / 9780878440078 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Yancey, Louise 
STATED FIRST EDITION. White title on green cloth boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is a neat inscription to front endpaper else very clean and unmarked. A Very Good + copy. Dustjacket is not price clipped. A children's novel of a university professor's children who are faced with spending the summer in Aiken, South Carolina where they uncover a mysterious secret, locked deep within the old inn where they are staying. Exploring the dusty, abandoned portion of the inn, they find secret passageways, hear strange noises and over everything hung the shadow of a sinister old man, the guardian of Telfair Inn. Delightfully illustrated by Louise Yancey. 
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11 Bond, Michael Here Comes Thursday
London George G. Harrap 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Rowles, Daphne 
A Very Good unmarked copy with light foxing to closed edges with complete dustjacket which is protected by a plastic cover. Thursday is the name of a mouse who literally descends on a large family of mice which live in an organ loft cupboard, his arrival being highly unusual as he floats in by balloon, but this is not the only unusual thing about him as he has escaped from a Home for Waifs and Strays (mice of course). The family decide to adopt him and Thursday's anxiety to help everyone leads him to attempt the rescue of a cuckoo from a cuckoo clock and reform his host's grocery business by turning it into a supermarket. delightfully illustrated by Daphne Rowles. 
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12 Bond, Michael Thursday Ahoy!
New York Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 1970 First Edition Cloth Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Wood, Leslie 
First US Edition, first printing. A near Fine unmarked copy with black title and mouse motif on green cloth boards. Dustjacket is price clpped and has some marks to front - Good +. A further story of Thursday the mouse and all the other mice which live in the organ loft in St. Mary's in the Valley, who are planning to launch a showboat. Harris the vole, with his limitless fund of riddles and jokes, is to be head of entertainment, Baron Munchen is to deal with the engine and Thursday is to be captain. Problem is that Thursday hasn't the faintest idea how to sail the SS Whatsit and he is relieved when the mysterious Captain Bucket offers to help out, but is Bucket a friend or foe? 
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13 Bonnet, Theodore The Mudlark
London White Lion Publishers 1973 085617985x / 9780856179853 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Gold title on brown boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally clean and unmarked with a little foxing to closed edges. A VG+ copy. Dustjacket is complete with some chipping to edges. The story of the discovery of a young ragamuffin from London's slums who managed to enter Windsor Castle during Queen Victoria's reign and whose appearance caused rumours of a plot to kill the Queen and had a dramatic effect on the social system of the country. Woven into the rich Victorian background are fascinating character studies of Disraeli, John Brown and Victoria. Based on actual events but blended with fiction. *** NOT EX LIB *** 
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14 Bowen, C. E. Cared For or The Orphan Wanderers
London S.W. Partridge Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Maybank, Thomas 
Coloured pictorial boards of the orphans on board a ship in blue and black with red and black title on pink boards, decoration to spine and title also mixed colours. Some wear to spine head and tail and edges with darkening to pages else clean and unmarked with boards still bright. Not dated although the British Library shows only two copies dated 1881 and 1890 but decorative prize bookplate is dated 1921. Illustrations by Thomas Maybank. A children's story of a boy and girl whose mother dies on the voyage across the Atlantic to England. 
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Seeds in the Wind  -  Juvenilia from W.B. Yeats to Ted Hughes, Braybrooke, Neville     (edited by)
15 Braybrooke, Neville (edited by) Seeds in the Wind - Juvenilia from W.B. Yeats to Ted Hughes
London Hutchinson 1989 009174265X / 9780091742652 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Shaw, George Bernard; Powell, Anthony; Jones, David; Waugh, Evelyn 
A Very Good+ clean, tight and unmarked copy with dustjacket which is price clipped and has a small stain to the reverse side. The editor of this wide ranging anthology has been collecting material for this book for 30 years, and has set the age limit of its authors at 16. George Orwell as an imperialist patriot, Virginia Woolf making fun of feminism and T.S. Eliot as the author of an adventure story set in the South Seas are some of the literary surprises. There are drawings by Bernard Shaw, David Jones and Anthony Powell as well as illustrated short stories by Wyndham Lewis and Evelyn Waugh, which have never appeared before. H.G. Wells's novel 'The Desert Daisy' is printed here in full and there is an extract from 'Folthy Lucre' by Beryl Bainbridge - both completed when they were 13 years old. Included also are unpublished poems by Katherine Mansfield, Robert Graves, Kathleen Raine and Thomas Keneally. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Mundarda, Brooker, Belinda
16 Brooker, Belinda Mundarda
Nedlands, Western Australia Cygnet 1993 1875560181 / 9781875560189 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Brooker, Belinda 
A Fine unmarked copy in pictorial laminated boards. Revised edition (first was 1988). Mundarda is the Aboriginal name for the Western pygmy possum and was used by John Gould in his 'The Mammals of Australia'. It is a tiny marsupial that weighs about 13 grams. The author, whose own illustrations are based on close observation at Perth Zoo, has written a children's story around this delightful little creature. 
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Peter Bull's Book of Teddy Bears, Bull, Peter
17 Bull, Peter Peter Bull's Book of Teddy Bears
London Cassell 1977 030429850 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine uninscribed copy with coloured pictorial dustjacket which is complete and has some small wear to top. The actor author's homage to the Teddy Bear, his passion, with 64 wonderful photographic illustrations and delightful chapter heading illustrations in colour. Featuring famous bears and some famous owners. A charming celebration which will appeal to all arctophiles! 
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18 Burnham, Clara Louise Jewel's Story Book
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1931 Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Dark blue titles on turquoise blue silk type cloth boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear although the spine is lightly faded with a small raised line to front and bumping to lower corner tips. Internally very clean and unmarked. Coloured pictorial endpapers, top edge blue and fore edge uncut. The American author (1854-1927) first published this work in 1903 and it describes in conversation and prose the events in an eight year old girl's life when she moves to live with her widowed grandfather and is made unwelcome in his home by the others who live there and by the staff and tells how she copes with this. 
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19 Clare, Austin By Lantern-Light - A Tale of the Cornish Coast
London Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge 1893 First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Nash, J. 
Gilt titles with coloured pictorial of a Saint to spine and a coloured pictorial of a woman holding a lantern and a man kneeling over a dead man on blue cloth boards. Boards are clean with just the smallest amount of wear to side of spine and to corner tips. Internally the frontispiece is loose and the closed edges are foxed else clean, tight and unmarked. Not dated but British Library has this as 1893. 384 pages and 8 page publisher's catalogue. Illustrations by J. Nash. A Good + copy. The author is the pseudonym of Wilhelmina Martha James (1845-1932). 
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20 Cleary, Beverly Runaway Ralph
New York William Morrow 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Sehr Gutes 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Darling, Lois 
A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a small line of fading to front top) with VG dustjacket which has a small loss to lower front corner. 175 pages. Illustrations by Lois Darling. One of the most popular characters ever created by Beverly Cleary is the small brown mouse named Ralph, whose modest appearance disguises the soul of a daredevil. This book tells of his adventires when he runs away on his mouse-sized motorcycle. Ralph's destination is a summer camp, for medium-sized boys and girls, where he hopes crumbs are dropped from many peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. After an exciting ride through the night, the intrepid Ralph arrives. Instead of finding freedom, however, he lands in a cage, doing endless loop the loops on his exercise wheel. A lonely boy named Garf brings him sunflower seeds and water, but there is no communiaction between the two. How Ralph and Garf discover they speak the same language involves a villainous cat, a grouchy hamster, and many campers. 
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