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1 AHLBERG, Janet & Allan.: It Was A Dark And Stormy Night.
London: Viking/Penguin, 1991. 
1st ed. Hardback. "It was a dark and stormy night, the rain came down in torrents, there were brigands on the mountains, and wolves, and the chief of the brigands said to Antonio, 'I'm bored - tell us a story!'..." 30cms x 24.5cms. Unpaginated, wonderful colour illustrations throughout. Illustrated boards, matching d/w is price clipped. VG/VG. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
 
 
2 ANDERSEN, Hans. (Translated by Naomi Lewis).: Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales.
Harmondsworth: Penguin. 1994 (rep). 
"This selection of Andersen's fairy tales includes his best-known and most-loved stories". Pp 194. Some b/w illustrations. P/b. Illustrated cover. VG. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
 
 
Paul. The Hero of the Fire., ARDIZZONE, Edward.
3 ARDIZZONE, Edward. Paul. The Hero of the Fire.
London: Picture Puffin, 1969. 
Picture Puffin PX8. "Paul was very sad, because his parents had lost a lot of money, and would have to sell their lovely house. He wondered how he could earn some money to help them. Then Paul had a wonderful idea - he would get a job at the Fair; but he never dreamed what fascinating new friends and great adventures the new job would bring him." Pp.32, colour and black & white illustrations by Edward Ardizzone throughout. Paperback. G+. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
 
 
4 ARROWSMITH, Pat.: Good-Bye, Uncle Simon. (Illustrated by Gilbert Dunlop).
London: Blackie and Son, nd. (c.1957). 
Children's fiction. Pp.224, b/w frontis. + 3 futher illustrations by Gilbert Dunlop, gift inscription to fep. Blue cloth, illustratedd d/w has losses to rear cover and top and tail of spine but is enclosed in a clear protective cover. G+/G. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
 
 
Play The Game. A School Story., AVERY, Harold.
5 AVERY, Harold. Play The Game. A School Story.
London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, nd.(c.1908). 0 
Boys school story about a football team. Pp.343, colour frontispiece + 3 further colour plates by E.Shepard, prze bookplate of Halstead Council School to inside front board, endpapers grubby. Green illustrated cloth with gilt title to front and illustration and gilt title to spine, edges rubbed. G+. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
 
 
6 BANNERMAN, Helen. The Story of Little Black Sambo. (The Dumpy Books For Children No.4).
London: Chatto & Windus, 1908. 
10th edition.12.5cms x 8cms x 1cm. Pp.116, colour chromolithograph illustrations facing each page of text with blank leaves in between, small bookseller's label(E.J.May, Artistic Repository, Central Library, Teignmouth) to inside rear board, a few light marginal spots, one or two pencil and pen marks to blank pages but otherwise clean. Olive green cloth with black and orange illustration to front, rubbed with vertical crease to front and rear boards. Scarce. Fair. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
 
 
The Cuckoo Book. (Illustrated by Barbara C.Freeman)., BELL, Edith Mary.
7 BELL, Edith Mary. The Cuckoo Book. (Illustrated by Barbara C.Freeman).
London: Lutterworth Press, 1942. 
1st edition. Contents: Mr Cuckoo's Evacuee; Sunbeam Playmates; The Jewels of the Rainbow; Too-Too and the Magic Hat; Buster Breeze Gets His Way; Queen Honeybee Abdicates; How Freddie Foam Helped the Miller. "These are the stories told by Fairy Zeta to Mr Chippity Cuckoo and his friend Betty". 26.5cms x 18.5cms. Pp.31, 4 full page orange/black/green coloured illustrations + other line drawings by Barbara C.Freeman, gift message to inside front board, some corner creases. Red cloth spine with illustrated laminated boards have edge wear. Scarce. Good. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
Madeline and the Gypsies., BEMELMANS, Ludwig.
8 BEMELMANS, Ludwig. Madeline and the Gypsies.
London: Sphere, 1969. 
In which Madeline and Pepito have an adventure at a circus. First Sphere edition. 22.5cms x 17cms. Pp.56, illustrated throughout. Paperback, creasing to rear corner. G+. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
Madeline in London., BEMELMANS, Ludwig.
9 BEMELMANS, Ludwig. Madeline in London.
London: Sphere, 1969. 0 
In which Pepito moves to London, and Madeline and the girls go to visit him. First Sphere edition. 22.5cms x 17cms. Pp.56, illustrated throughout, small corner losses affecting pp.5/6, 43/44 and 53/54. Paperback, crease to lower rear cover. Good. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
Madeline., BEMELMANS, Ludwig.
10 BEMELMANS, Ludwig. Madeline.
London: Sphere, 1968. 
The first in the "Madeline" series. Sphere edition in association with Andre Deutch Ltd. 22.5cms x 17cms. Pp.48, illustrated throughout but with some blurring to the colour plates on pp. 10, 11,14 and 15, small chip to lower corner pp.13/14,23/24, and 29/30. Paperback, some creasing to covers. Good. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
Tim Kane's Treasure., BENNETT, C.M.
11 BENNETT, C.M. Tim Kane's Treasure.
London: Nisbet, nd.(c.1930). 0 
The Cavalcade series. "The Brotherhood of the Gallows Tree, taking with them loot of fabulous value, treacherously left their fellow buccaneers. Then that reckless rascal, Captain Tim Kane, secretly buried the treasure. Desperate adventures both at sea and ashore followed the attempt to recover the vast fortune." Pp.284/3(ads for books), yellow and black frontispiece, clean throughout. Bright orange cloth with procession of silhouetted horse riders to lower front edge, minor uneven sunning to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper has minor edge wear and is now in a removable clear protective wrap. Scarce in dustwrapper. VG/VG. 
Price: 38.00 GBP
 
 
12 BERNA, Paul.: Flood Warning. Translated from the French by John Buchanan-Brown. Illustd. by Charles Keeping.
Harmondsworth: A Puffin Book, 1962. 
!st English ed. Children's story about a flood in France cutting off a school. Pp. 165/Biography. 24 b/w line drawings. Toning to pages. P/b. Illustd. cover. G. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
 
 
Runners of Contraband. A Story of Russian Tyranny. (Illustrated by Wal Paget)., BEVAN, Tom.
13 BEVAN, Tom. Runners of Contraband. A Story of Russian Tyranny. (Illustrated by Wal Paget).
London: S.W.Partridge & Co, nd (c.1912). 
Boys adventure story. Pp.332/32(publisher's catalogue), black & white frontispiece + 7 further full page plates, worn prize bookplate (London County Council) to inside front board, foxing to endpapers and catalogue pages browned. Illustrated blue cloth with gilt title to front and spine rubbed, gilt roundel with 'Prize awarded by London County Council' to rear board, wear to top and tail of spine. Good.** Tom Bevan (18681938), who also wrote under the pseudonym Walter Bamfylde, was a British writer of boys' adventure stories...Working as a schoolmaster, he began writing historical adventure stories for boys. In the 1920s he was education editor for Sampson Low and Marston. Bevan wrote for several boys' magazines including Everybody's Story Magazine and Boy's Own Paper.(wiki). 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
14 BLACKER, Terence.: The Transfer.
Macmillan Children's Books. 2001. 
"Stanley has created a grown-up version of himself - and his wildest, most dangerous dream is about to come true". Pp 233, slight toning to pages. P/b. Illustrated cover. G+. 
Price: 3.50 GBP
 
 
15 BLYTON, Enid. Birds of Our Gardens. Illustrated by Roland Green and Ernest Aris and with Photographs.
London: George Newnes Ltd, 1953. 
Reprint. "Enid Blyton, a bird-lover herself, tells you all you want to know about garden birds and how to attract them to your own garden and feed them. Like Mollie and Tony in the story, you will soon get to understand and make friends with them." Pp.160, 12 pages of black & white photos + occasional line drawings by Roland Green and Ernest Aris throughout, a few marginal spots. Green cloth, dustwrapper has edge wear with small losses. Good/Fair. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
16 BLYTON, Enid. Enid Blyton's Magazine Annual. Number Two.
London:Evans Brothers,nd.(c.1955). 
Second Annual containing stories featuring favourite characters from the Enid Blyton's Magazine such as Noddy, the Secret Seven, Famous Five, etc, + games and puzzles. Pp.141, two-toned illustrations throughout, games to endpapers, puzzle picture to p.116 has been coloured + crossword to p.139 completed, inscription to verso fep. Red cloth, illustrated d/w top edge rubbed. G+/G+. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
Five Go to Mystery Moor. (illustrations by Eileen Soper)., BLYTON, Enid.
17 BLYTON, Enid. Five Go to Mystery Moor. (illustrations by Eileen Soper).
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1962. 
6th impression. The 13th book about the 'Famous Five'. "When they camped at Captain Johnston's Riding School, they explored a place where they were not welcome - Mystery Moor!" Pp.183, occasional black & white illustrations by Eileen Soper, illustrated endpapers have darkened vertical stripe. Red cloth, dustwrapper has tear to lower front edge and minor edge wear. G+/G+. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
18 BLYTON, Enid. Five On A Treasure Island. An Adventure Story for Boys and Girls.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1942. 0 
3rd impression. The first in the 'Famous Five' adventures series, where Julian, Dick and Anne meet their cousin Georgina(who is a tomboy and prefers to be called George) and her dog Timmy, and the adventures they have on Kirrin Island. Pp.191, 32 full page drawings by Eileen A.Soper, several pages have losses to the lower margins of the pages (not affecting text) and there is a 4.5cm closed tear to the bottom of pp.81/82. Light blue cloth slightly soiled, spine faded, edges rubbed. G-. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
 
 
19 BLYTON, Enid. Ring O'Bells Mystery. (illustrated by Gilbert Dunlop).
London: Collins, 1960. 
Third title in the 'Barney Books' series about Roger, Diana, Snubby and Barney, Miranda the monkey, and Loony the mad black spaniel. Pp.256, edge tear to p.221/222, slight toning to pages, owner's name to front free endpaper. Red cloth, dustwrapper has tear to rear lower edge and base of spine. G+/Fair. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
20 BLYTON, Enid. Shock for the Secret Seven. (illustrated by Burgess Sharrocks).
Leicester: Brockhampton Press, 1961. 
1st edition. "Quarrels threaten to disband the Secret Seven when a valuable member resigns. But dog-thieves are at work in the village, and when first Matt the shepherd loses his sheepdog, Shadow, and next Scamper disappears, the children stop feeling sorry for themselves and become detectives." Pp.121, green and black frontispiece illustration + further occasional illustrations by Burgess Sharocks, illustrated patterned endpapers. Light blue decorated cloth, dustwrapper has scratch indentations to front and edge wear. VG/Good. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
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