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Children's Classics


Malcolm Saville | some early classics | the Chalet School
Biggles | Enid Blyton | more classics
some of our Rupert books | some books by BB
some books illustrated by Edward Ardizzone
some Ladybird Books



Some classics by Malcolm Saville
The Ambermere Treasure
Lutterworth Press, 1953 (first edition)
Hardback with nice bright good to very good dust jacket which has some rubbing and a little wear and chipping to extremities. Not price clipped.
Illustrated by Marcia Lane Foster
£95

Home to Witchend
Severn House, 1979 (first British hardcover edition)
A hardback ex library copy in good condition. It has a little wear to extremities of the very good ++ dust jacket, a few small bumps to the extremities of the jacket and the book, and some light score marks on the rear of the jacket. Wrapped in a protective jacket. Not price clipped. This is the twentieth Lone Pine story
£180

Young Johnny Bimbo
John Murray, 1956 (first edition)
Hardback with an unclipped jacket which has a little wear and rubbing to extremities and spine. Internally, sunning to front and read end papers and foxing to page edges. Not price clipped. Ink signature. A Michael and Mary Story, set along the Grand Union Canal.
Illustrated by Lunt Roberts
£40

Christmas at Nettleford
Hodder and Stoughton, 1953 (first edition)
Hardback with a very jolly good to very good dust jacket which unfortunately has wear, tiny tears and some chips to its extremities. The jacket has a 4.5cm tear from the bottom right edge of the spine upwards. Tiny portion of top layer of jacket paper missing from rear and also from S of Christmas on front which sadly has parts of cup rings and a small stain as well. Internally, some sunning to front and read end papers. Jacket price clipped.
Illustrated by Joan Kiddell Monroe
£95

A Palace for the Buckinghams
Evans Brothers Limited, 1963 (first edition)
A hardback with lovely bright and very good jacket. Wear to extremities and some rubbing. Foxing to page edges. Not price clipped.
Illustrated by Alice Bush
£35

Marston – Master Spy
Heinemann, 1978 (first edition)
A hardback with very good + jacket with a little wear to extremities, a small crease at the top of the rear panel and sunning to spine. Internally some foxing to front and rear end papers, and a very small stain on the top edge of the first few pages. A few pages have creases where the top right corner has been folded down. An ex library copy but very good condition. Not price clipped.
£180



Redshank’s Warning
Lutterworth Press, 1948 (first edition)
Hardback with worn and rubbed dust jacket which is torn down nearly all of rear spine edge, with a horizontal tear a third of the way up the spine, and one at the top extending to a small portion of the front of the jacket. Ownership inscription. Not price clipped. We love this adventure set just along the North Norfolk coast from our shop in Burnham Market.
Illustrated by Lunt Roberts
£40




Some early classics
The Adventures of Two Brave Boys and Other Stories
edited by G A Henty
Ward, Lock, Bowden and Co.
“Profusely illustrated” with a jolly cover design. Cover is slightly grubby with bumped edges and some foxing internally
£30
Joey and Co in Tirol
Chambers 1960 (first edition)
> Hardback with very good ++ dust jacket which has minor bumping to extremities and two small tears at top of spine. Not price clipped. .
£120

Down the Bright Stream by BB – Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford
Eyre and Spottiswoode 1959 (Reprint)
Hardback with good to very good dust jacket. Price clipped.
£50

John and Jennifer Go Sailing
by Gee Denes
Oldbourne Press 1957 (first edition)
Hardback with worn and slightly torn jacket. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs
£20
A Spot of Bother
by John F C Westerman
Ward Lock & Co Ltd 1940 (first edition)
Hardback with very good dust jacket.
£40
India’s Story Told to Boys and Girls by H E Marshall
T C & E C Jack; inscription dated Christmas 1914
Good condition with colour plate on front cover.
Some slight bumping to extremities
Colour illustrations. Part of Our Empire Story series
£25

Some classic Chalet School stories by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer

Adrienne of the
Chalet School

Chambers 1965 (first edition)
Hardback with very good dust jacket with light wear to extremities and a little chipping at top of spine. Not price clipped.
£90
The Chalet School Reunion
Chambers 1963 (first edition)
Hardback with very good + dust jacket which is a little worn at extremities, spine more so. Full colour frontis and four colour plates. Not price clipped.
£120


The Chalet School in the Oberland
Chambers 1958
Hardback with good to very good dust jacket with light wear and a little chipping to extremities. Price clipped.
£50
The Chalet School and Richenda
Chambers 1958 (first edition)
Hardback with dust jacket with minor wear to extremities and a little discolouration but uverall very good+ and not price clipped.
£85
A Leader in the Chalet School
Chambers 1961 (first edition)
Hardback with very good + dust jacket with light wear to extremities and a little sunning. Internally, ink signature. Price clipped.
£90
The Feud in the Chalet School Chambers undated (first edition)
Hardback with dust jacket which is good with minor wear and rubbing to extremities. Internally, ink Signature. Price clipped.
£60
The Chalet School Triplets
Chambers undated (first edition)
Hardback with very good ++ dust jacket which has wear to front edge, light sunning and wear to extremities. Internally, ink signature. Not price clipped.
£75


Challenge for the Chalet School
Chambers 1966 (first edition)
Hardback with very good + dust jacket with slight wear and 3cm tear to top front edge of spine. Not price clipped.
£100
Ruey Richardson – Chaletian
Chambers undated (first edition)
Hardback with very good dust jacket which is worn at extremities and chipped at top and base of spine. Not price clipped.
£95
Jo of the Chalet School
Chambers, 1939 (reprint) A hardback with a jolly very good ++ dust jacket which is lightly bumped at extremities and chipped at the top of the spine. Inconspicuous tape repairs to the inside of the jacket. Light foxing to page edges and a small number of pages internally. Not price clipped. A lovely copy of the second book in the series.
Illustrated by Nina K Brisley
£60

Joey Goes to the Oberland
Chambers, 1954 (first edition)
Joey and the gang return to the Alps and meet several old friends again. This hardback has a bright very good + dust jacket with a little bumping and wear mainly to the extremities and is price clipped. The boards are slightly warped and there is a neat ink ownership inscription.
£85
Excitements at the Chalet School
Chambers 1957 (first edition)
Hardback with good dust jacket which has wear to extremities and small sections missing from front panel and ends of spine. Small tear to rear panel and some sunning. Not price clipped.
£65

Some classic Biggles Stories by Captain W.E.Johns

Biggles on the Home Front
Hodder and Stoughton 1957 (first edition)
Hardback with very good ++ dust jacket. Some very minor staining to front and rear end papers. Not price clipped.
Illustrated by Leslie Stead
£100
Biggles and the Poor Rich Boy
Brockhampton Press 1961 (first edition)
Hardback with very good + dust jacket. Not price clipped.
Illustrated by Leslie Stead
£80


Some books by Enid Blyton
“Well done Noddy!”
Noddy Book 5
Sampson Low, Marston & Co Ltd (first edition)
Another lovely, bright hardback with very good dust jacket which has just a little rubbing to extremities and a small tear to top front right hand corner. A longer tear to rear flap but no portions missing. Not price clipped.
Illustrated by Beek
£60
Rumble and Chuff
The First Book
Juvenile Productions Ltd 1958
A hardback with very good dust jacket which has just a very little wear and rubbing. Ink ownership inscription on front jacket flap and price clipped. Very small sticker obviously stuck then removed from title page. A lovely bright book for young children.
Illustrated by David Walsh
£45
Cheer up, Little Noddy!
Noddy Book 20
Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd 1960 (first edition)
A jolly and clean hardback with very good dust jacket which has a little wear and creasing to extremities. Top right hand corner of right fep has been clipped. Also price clipped.
£35

Mr. Plod and Little Noddy
Noddy Book 22
Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd 1961 (first edition)
Colourful hardback with good to very good jacket which has wear and some creasing to extremities. Ownership date inscribed on right front end paper. Not price clipped. A delightful copy.
£30
Noddy Goes to the Fair
Noddy Book 21
Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd 1960 (first edition)
A charming little hardback with very good dust jacket. with a little wear to extremities. A bright and clean copy with ownership date inscribed on right front end paper. Not price clipped.
£35
The O’Sullivan Twins
Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1949 (eighth edition)
A hardback with very good dust jacket which has just very minor wear to extremities including a small portion missing at base of the spine. Ink signature and date. Not price clipped. A lovely copy of another St. Clare’s story which sees twins Pat and Isabel and their friends through an Easter term of midnight feasts, lacrosse and lessons.
Illustrated by W. Lindsay Cable
£40

Some more classics
It Began With Picotee
by Josephine, Diana and Christine Pullein-Thompson
Adam & Charles Black, 1946 (first edition)
Hardback with a very good dust jacket which has some wear to extremities and a small amount of chipping and a few minor tears. Some external sunning especially to spine. Pencil ownership signature. Not price clipped.
Illustrated by Rosemary Robertson
£50
The Midnight Horse
by Monica Edwards
Collins, 1949 (first edition)
A lovely hardback with a good to very good dust jacket which has wear to extremities especially base and top of spine which has a tear, and front corners. A little chipping. Pencil ownership signature. Not price clipped.
Illustrated by Anne Bullen
£80
William and the Witch
by Richmal Crompton
George Newnes Limited, 1964 (first edition)
A hardback with a very good ++ dust jacket which has a little wear to extremities and some minor discolouration to rear. Price clipped. Internally very good. This is the 34th William book.
Illustrated by Thomas Henry and Henry Ford
£170
Billy Bunter’s Banknote
by Frank Richards
Charles Skilton Ltd, 1948 (first edition)
Hardback with a good dust jacket which has wear and tear to extremities including chipping and tears, but essentially intact. A little light foxing to page edges. Not price clipped. Bunter is on top form, as ever.
Illustrated by R J Macdonald
£35
Billy Bunter Among the Cannibals
by Frank Richards
Charles Skilton Ltd, 1950 (first edition)
A hardback with a good dust jacket which has a few tears and wear to extremities. Some internal sunning and light foxing, including to page edges. Not price clipped. A rollicking read.
Illustrated by R J Macdonald
£55
Ozma of Oz
by L. Frank Baum
The Reilly & Lee Co., copyright L. Frank Baum 1907
This delightful book tells more about Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman, but also introduces some new characters including the Nome King and the Hungry Tiger. Externally a little discolouration, fading to spine and wear to extremities and to illustration. Internally good, discolouration to half title page. Some darkening and a few eager finger marks but a lovely bright copy.
Illustrated by John R.Neill
£95


Bunter the Hypnotist
by Frank Richards
Howard Baker (Greyfriars Press), 1977
A facsimile edition of stories from The Magnet including "The Bounder’s Sacrifice", "Walker on the Warpath" and the title story. A near fine hardback with dust jacket. We have several other titles in this series in stock.
£30
Lucie Attwell’s Children’s Book
S.W. Partridge & Co. Ltd., undated
A delightful front cover and internally there are numerous black and white illustrations along with eight full colour plates. The end papers are also illustrated. The front hinge and spine are slightly loose and a small section is missing from the edge of the label on the spine. There is some rubbing to the top and base of the spine, but this really is a lovely, bright copy.
£360

The Beano Book 1954
D.C.Thomson & Co., Ltd and John Leng & Co., Ltd.
Externally very good + apart from some rubbing and wear especially to corners and sunning to spine. Internally also very good. Some sunning and light foxing to page edges. Ink ownership signature and date. A clean, crisp copy.
£55
The Beano Book 1955
D.C. Thomson & Co., Ltd and John Leng & Co., Ltd.
Very good + condition apart from some rubbing and wear to spine and edges. Rubbing also to covers and some minor scratches. Ink ownership inscription and a couple of annotations. Some sunning and foxing internally.
£55
Words and Pictures
by Quentin Blake
Jonathan Cape, 2000 (first edition)
A lovely SIGNED copy which offers a fascinating account of the author’s work and is, of course, filled with jolly and beautiful illustrations. This copy is near fine – there’s very minor wear to the extremities of the jacket which also has very subtle fading.
£100

The Little Fire Engine
by Graham Greene
Max Parrish & Co. Ltd, 1950 (first edition)
A lovely copy of this delightful story about Sam Trolley and his fire engine which is pulled by Toby the pony. Externally there is rubbing mainly to the extremities and some wear to the spine, internally nice and bright. Two ink ownership inscriptions.
Illustrated by Dorothy Craige
£200
The Vege-Men’s Revenge
by Florence K. Upton
Longmans, Green & Co., 1897 (first edition)
This story, complete with a vegetable coach pulled by onions, is beautifully illustrated with coloured lithographs and sepia drawings by Florence Upton and has verses by her mother Bertha Upton. The boards are a little rubbed and soiled, and the extremities are slightly worn. The front hinge is split and there is some creasing to the front end papers and tanning to the first and last blank pages. Ink ownership signature and date. Otherwise contents are fine and bright.
£380

Some books illustrated by Edward Ardizzone


Lucy Brown and Mr Grimes
by Edward Ardizzone
Oxford University Press, undated first edition (1937)
Folio size edition, illustrated by the author. Hardback with rubbing to extremities especially corners and spine. Small tear to top layer on spine. Some discolouration/ light foxing and a narrow damp stain along bottom of the front board which extends inside to the front paste down. Internally bright with tight binding, interleaved.
£200



A small selection of our Rupert books
The New Rupert Book (1938)
Daily Express Publications
A hardback with canvas along the spine, rubbing to extremities and a little light scratching. There is also a little fraying to the top and base of the spine. Internally bright with a little light foxing, colouring in and a few extra illustrations! Some sections are split along the gutters, but the binding is still sound. Ownership inscription. A lovely copy.
£200
The New Rupert Book (1946)
Daily Express
A clean and bright paperback with rubbing to spine and a little to covers. Some creasing and 3 cm tear to rear edge up base of the spine. Ink ownership signature to top right front corner. Small indent of cover continues a little way through the book. Internally a few pages are creased and edge of front cover has come unstuck from staples, but binding sound. Ink ownership inscription.
£100
The Monster Rupert (1950)
Sampson Low, Marston & Co.
This Story and Picture Book contains five stories: Rupert in Trouble Again; Rupert and the Old Man of the Sea; Rupert, the Witch and Tabitha; Rupert and the Wilful Princess and Rupert Goes Hiking which are illustrated with black and white Mary Tourtel pictures and 200 coloured cut-outs, which have not been used. Externally, the red cloth spine is worn at its extremities as are the beautifully illustrated boards which have rubbing especially to the extremities and a few small ink marks. A tiny portion of Edward Trunk’s scarf has been extracted. Internally clean, a few small tears. A bright copy.
£60
Rupert Adventure Series No. 20: Rupert and the Wild Goose Chase
Daily Express, 1954
Booklet with card covers. A clean and bright copy featuring the title story and Rupert and the Glowing Pool. Light foxing, mainly to page edges which are thumbed. Staples a little rusty.
£10
Rupert Adventure Series No. 26: Rupert and the Seaside Mystery
Daily Express, 1955
A lovely copy of this booklet with card covers, featuring the title story and Rupert and the Dandelion Clocks. Very light foxing to page edges, top left corner from front has small bend but not throughout. There are a couple of dog eared corners. A little discolouration round staples.
£20
Rupert Adventure Series No. 31: Rupert and the Snow Pranks
Daily Express, undated
A clean copy of this jolly booklet with card covers which also includes Rupert and the Shy Coconut. Minimal reading wear and discolouration round staples, painting puzzle not done.
£30


Some books by BB
Bill Badger’s Finest Hour
A Reindeer Book by Hamish Hamilton Ltd. 1961 (first edition)
A hardback with a near fine dust jacket which has very minor wear to some of the extremities but essentially very bright and clean. Internally condition is fine. Not price clipped. Ink ownership signature and charming illustrations by D. J. Watkins-Pitchford. A lovely copy.
£400
Down the Bright Stream
Eyre and Spottiswoode, undated first edition (1948)
Hardback without a dust jacket. Externally a little wear to top and tail of spine and corners of boards a little dog eared. Internally light foxing to end papers, page edges and a small number of other pages. Book plate. Beautiful colour plates and black and white illustrations by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford. Image shows title page.
£35
Ben the Bullfinch
A Reindeer Book by Hamish Hamilton Ltd., reprint May 1959 (first published 1957)
A hardback with a very good + dust jacket which has a little shelf wear and chipping to top of spine which is also sunned. Internally good with just a subtle tanning to free end papers and one tiny tear. A little thumbed and a few finger marks. Not price clipped. Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford. A delightful story.
£300

Some Ladybird Books
We’ve a huge range of Ladybird Books in stock, including collectable and reading copies. There seems to be one on nearly every subject including Charles Darwin (£10) and Henry VIII (£15). They’re a great nostalgia trip and will delight young readers.


Malcolm Saville | some early classics | the Chalet School
Biggles | Enid Blyton | more classics
some of our Rupert books | some books by BB
some books illustrated by Edward Ardizzone
some Ladybird Books


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