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Billy Bunter among the Cannibals
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Billy Bunter among the Cannibals

By RICHARDS, Frank

Charles Skilton Ltd, 1950. Quite a nice, clean and tight copy of this 1950 first edition, whilst not scarce is quite uncommon. Covers with good colour, but a light fade of spine. Some early page edge foxing, tightly bound square copy. Free of any inscriptions. p. colour frontis,236, 4p adv rear. [ Location: JWJ ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Illustrated by R. J. Macdonald.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.46

William The Showman
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William The Showman

By Crompton, Richmal 1890-1969.

London: George Newnes Ltd, 1939. This copy is as follows: Book: published 1939- Reprint from November of that year. Jacket: stated Fourth impression 3/6d. A solid example overall. Covers are bright and clean, fade to spine, which is slightly cocked. Internally is a secure and tightly bound copy. Importantly is free of any inscriptions. very minor evidence of foxing; in a clean dust jacket, not price clipped, complete, good uniform colour, but with a few short tears, what appears a small blue ink unerline to the price upper cover.Spine is dulled/dusty. { images will follow }, some limited related creasing. 253 p. : ill ; 19 cm. [ Location: JWJ ]. Hard Cover. Very Good - See below/images/Good - See Comments. Illus. by Henry, Thomas 1879-1962.. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾".

$16.46

William
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William

By Crompton, Richmal 1890-1969.

London: George Newnes Ltd, 1937. This copy is as follows: Book: published December 1937 - Reprint of that year. Jacket: stated Tenth impression 2/6d. A nice example overall. Covers are bright and clean, uniform in colour. Spine very slightly cocked. Internally is a secure and tightly bound copy. This book opens, correctly, on the half-title, as it was published without a blank endpaper. Importantly is free of any inscriptions. No evidence of foxing; in a clean dust jacket, not price clipped, complete, uniform colour, small abrasion to centre of spine, tad dulled, else very presentable { images will follow }, 256 p. : ill ; 19 cm. [ Location: JWJ ]. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good+. Illus. by Henry, Thomas 1879-1962.. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾".

$27.44

WILLIAM AND A.R.P.
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WILLIAM AND A.R.P.

By Crompton, Richmal 1890-1969.

London: George Newnes Ltd, 1939. This copy is as follows: Book: published May 1939; Jacket: stated Second Impression 2/6d. A very nice example. Covers are bright and clean, uniform in colour. Spine with the slightest lean. Internally is a secure and tightly bound copy. Importantly is free of any inscriptions. No evidence of foxing; in a clean dust jacket, not price clipped, complete, very good uniform colour, with very slight extremity rubs { images will follow }. 256 p. : ill ; 19 cm. [ Location: JWJ ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good +. Illus. by Henry, Thomas 1879-1962.. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾".

$159.13

William - the Dictator
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William - the Dictator

By Crompton, Richmal 1890-1969.

London: George Newnes Ltd, 1938. This copy is as follows: Book: published 1938 - Reprint from November that year. Jacket: stated Second Edition 2/6d. A nice example overall. Covers are bright and clean, uniform in colour. Spine very slightly cocked. Internally is a secure and tightly bound copy. Importantly is free of any inscriptions. No evidence of foxing; in a clean dust jacket, not price clipped, complete, very good uniform colour, with 4 x short edge tears { images will follow }, some limited related creasing. 256 p. : ill ; 19 cm. [ Location: JWJ ]. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good+. Illus. by Henry, Thomas 1879-1962.. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾".

$43.90

The Golliwogg's Fox-Hunt
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The Golliwogg's Fox-Hunt

By Upton, Bertha 1849-1912. [ Verses By

London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1905. Within the original illustrated covers, darkened to edges, light rubs to extremities. Remains a tight and well preserved copy, pages are very good indeed, one page edge with surface crease line.Very occasional evidence of foxing. Free of any inscriptions whatsoever. With all the 31colour pages, each faced with Verse by Florence Upton's mother. p.66, floral decorated end papers. [ Location: Lothlorien ] Note about the Author: When the family fell upon difficult times, Florence, at age 16, obtained work as a professional illustrator. Initially her work was found within the advertising of Magazines. But soon, authors employed Florence to illustrate their novels or books of short stories. In 1893 the family moved to London and she found no difficulty in continuing to illustrate books. Upton began to sketch out ideas for a children's book, using "penny wooden" dolls as her models. However, without a central character on which to hang the tale, progress came to a standstill. Her aunt, Kate Hudson, found an old toy in her attic that had belonged to the Upton children, left behind from an earlier visit. This toy, which she named Golliwogg, provided inspiration, and the first story was completed in 1894. The publishing house of Longmans, Green & Co. offered her a contract and The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg was published for Christmas 1895. It is difficult nowadays to appreciate the enormous impact that the Golliwogg had at the height of its popularity. Florence Upton's friend and biographer, Edith Lyttelton recollected, 'One of my children, long before we knew who Bertha and Florence Upton were, had a passionate attachment to the doll stories, and a new Golliwogg book was a great excitement in my nursery as in countless others.’ . Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Pictures by Florence K. Upton.. Landscape - cm.21x28..

$257.90

Cousin Beatie : a memory of Beatrix Potter
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Cousin Beatie : a memory of Beatrix Potter

By Parker, Ulla Hyde.

London: Frederick Warne, 1981. 40 p. : ill. (some col.), facsims, genealog. table, ports. ; 19 cm. Genealogical table of the Potter and Parker families on endpapers. A nice clean copy in similar dust jacket, not price clipped. [ Location: FP2 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾".

$8.78

The Great Adventure of Hare
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The Great Adventure of Hare

By UTTLEY, Alison

London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1931. An early edition of Uttley's charming children's stories. Illustrated by Margaret Tempest. A very clean copy which is free of any inscriptions. Pictorial Onlay to upper cover, and with red decorated endpapers, also by Tempest. The only real blemish is that the top 1/4" to the spine has been reaffixed. p.107. [ Location: FP2 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good - See below/images. Illus. by Pictures By Margaret Tempest. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾".

$93.28

The Tale of Little Pig Robinson
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The Tale of Little Pig Robinson

By Potter, Beatrix

London: Frederick Warne & Co Ltd, 1930. First published in large format the same year as this copy, 1930. Illustrated throughout with three-colour-process illustrations and monochrome line photoengravings. Blue cloth case binding with title blocked in gold on upper cover and author and illustration blocked in red. Title blocked in red on spine. Blue dust jacket with paper onlay on upper cover and list of books on lower cover. Price on inside flap of upper cover of dust jacket: 3/6. Pictorial endpapers incorporating four designs printed in brown ink. A nice firm and bright copy, free of any inscriptions, in a complete very presentable dust jacket. A 1/2" closed tear to base edge upper cover, light rubs to corner tips. 96 p., [6] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm. { representative images to follow }. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$60.36

The tale of the faithful dove.
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The tale of the faithful dove.

By Potter, Beatrix 1866-1943.

London: F. Warne, 1971. 47 p. ; 17 cm. colour illustrations. Ther original Warne published edition was 1955. This copy has the illustrations copyright 1970 for Marie Angel. A nice copy in a like Jacket. Light corner bumps, else Fine in like Jacket. [ Location: FP2 ]. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Angel, Marie.. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$10.97

The Squirrel The Hare and the Little Grey Rabbit
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The Squirrel The Hare and the Little Grey Rabbit

By UTTLEY, Alison

London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1929. 1st edition, October 1929, a complete copy, if with a crack to the spine, where a previous owner may have tried to fix with some type of tape [ evidence of tone line and tone [ not sticky ]. Else the contents are very nice, tightly bound and clean, free of any inscription whatsoever, a strong pointer in favour of this copy.. A survivor. The images provided are the best supporting evidence for the provision of a true rating. Summary: Little Grey Rabbit rescues her friends Hare and Squirrel from an evil Weasel. p. 111, green endpapers by Margaret Tempest . First Edition. Hard Cover. See below/images . Illus. by pictures by Margaret Tempest.. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾".

$87.79

Letters to Children from Beatrix Potter
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Letters to Children from Beatrix Potter

By Taylor, Judy [ collected and introduced By

London: Frederick Warne & Co, 1992. The first ever selection of Beatrix Potter's letters dedicated to children. Among the many hundreds of Beatrix Potter's surviving letters are a large number that were written to children. Judy Taylor, biographer of Beatrix Potter, has put together this complete collection of the letters. All the picture letters are shown in facsimile, and the book is beautifully illustrated with full-color paintings and photographs. Very nice copy in a like dust jacket. Free of any inscriptions. 239p : ill, facsims,ports ; 26cm. Bibliography: p235. - Includes index.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$10.97

Grey Rabbit and the Wandering Hedgehog
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Grey Rabbit and the Wandering Hedgehog

By Uttley, Alison1884-1976.

London: Collins, 1951. This charming little book was first published in 1948. This is the 4th impression, published in 1951. A nice fresh copy, free of any inscriptions. In a very good Jacket, price clipped and a very slight rub at joint of the upper cover, internal stain at spine, not large. [ see images ] p. 95, with colour illustrations throughout. Size: 12mo. [ Location: fp21 ]. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good. Illus. by Margaret Tempest. 12mo.

$8.78

The story of Fuzzypeg the hedgehog.
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The story of Fuzzypeg the hedgehog.

By UTTLEY, Alison

London: William Heinemann, 1932. A very decent copy of the first edition. Pictorial papercovered boards, clean, tight and complete, no loss of cloth, free of any inscriptions. 98p., leaves of colour plates, by Tempest throughout. [ Loaction: Dark OAK 1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Margaret Tempest. 12mo.

$98.77

Little Grey Rabbit's Paint-Box
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Little Grey Rabbit's Paint-Box

By UTTLEY, Alison

London: Collins, 1958. A lovely copy of the first edition. Pictorial papercovered boards, clean and fresh, free of any inscriptions, in a very attractive unclipped Jacket [ 4/- ] , miniscule rub to top right corner. p. 64, with colour illustrations by Tempest throughout. [ Loaction: Dark OAK 1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Margaret Tempest. 12mo.

$20.58

Grey Rabbit & the wandering hedgehog
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Grey Rabbit & the wandering hedgehog

By Uttley, Alison 1884-1976

London: Collins, 1948. Nice firm clean copy. Free of any inscriptions. 95 p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm. [ Loaction: Dark OAK 1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by pictures by Margaret Tempest..

$10.97

Beatrix Potter : artist, storyteller and Countrywoman
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Beatrix Potter : artist, storyteller and Countrywoman

By Taylor, Judy 1932-

London: Frederick Warne, 1987. Revised Edition with Amendments. Traces the life of the British author and illustrator, explains how she began creating children's books, and describes the influences on her work. Provides new insights into the life and works of Beatrix Potter. The book is fully illustrated with over 200 photographs, drawings and book illustrations. 224 p., [14] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), facsims., ports. ; 26 cm. A very good copy, in like dust Jacket. Lightly handled only. [ Location: BR1/1 ] . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.97

King of the Commandos: a Story of Combined Operations
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King of the Commandos: a Story of Combined Operations

By Johns, Captain W. E.

St. Hugh's School, Bickley, Kent: University of London Press, Ltd , 1943. Better known for his Biggles adventures. This first editon was produced during the Second World War when paper quality was compromised by "War time economy". In the recd cloth, clean, binding secure. Large ink gift inscription to front free end paper 1/1/44. Else, clean, if pages a tad dulled, in a Jacket, price clipped and with edge wear, top of spine somewhat affected, but still present. { representative images to follow } p.192.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good ( See Comments)/Good. Illus. by By Stead . 12mo.

$19.75

Little Grey Rabbit's Washing Day
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Little Grey Rabbit's Washing Day

By Uttley, Alison 1884-1976.

London: Collins, 1954. Ninth Impression: On a lovely April morning, a gipsy peddler comes to the house selling clothes pegs, a nutmeg, and a nutmeg grater. By evening, everyone's clothes are clean, and the next morning a nutmeg tree is growing in the garden. 86 pages, [ii] : colour illustrations ; 18 cm. Originally published 1938. A nice clean copy, no real faults, in a very pleasing dust jacket, with miniscule rub to spine head, and some damp trace showing [ see images ]. No inscriptions. [ Loaction: Landing Case ]. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good+. Illus. by pictures by Margaret Tempest.. 12mo.

$9.88

The letters of Beatrix Potter
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The letters of Beatrix Potter

By Potter, Beatrix 1866-1943.

London: Frederick Warne, 1989. First Edition: 1st impression. Beatrix Potter was a prolific correspondent to admirers of her books, her family, publishers, Londoners, Americans and Australians, and the author has collected over 500 previously unknown letters which portray Potter's unusual life. 478p,[8]p of plates : ill ; 24cm. A fine copy in a like dust jacket, maybe light fade. [ see images ] . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine { See Below }. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.66

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