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CHILDREN'S COLLECTABLE BOOK SPECIALITIES, FIRST EDITIONS, CHARLES DICKSON, ENID BLYTON, BOOKPLATES

Book Id: 17scc01057

Price: $11.00

Title: FAMOUS INVESTIGATORS published by WHITMAN 1963 FIRST EDITION ILLUSTRATED in SEmi-tone single colour print.

Author: by Richard Deming, illustrated by Arnie Kohn

Publisher: Whitman Publishing Co.,Racine, Wisconsin, 1963 USA, hardcover 8vo without dj, 210 pages, illustrated eprs, 9 Chapters.

Condition:Illustrated hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION without dustjacket

Description: True stories of famous detectives and investigators including Robert Fabian; Alan Pinkerton; Raymond Scindler; Francois-Eugene Vidocoq; J. Edgar Hoover; Francis Phillips; William Tilghman and William Campbell.

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Book Id: 17scc01056

Price: $16.40

Title: HURRICANE HURRY - OLD Sailing Book 1770s - Hurricane Tempest - Jack Rogers Naval Careers

Author: W. H. G. KINGSTON - Author of Peter the Whaler & Boys Adventures Series

Publisher: Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press, London, 1931, New Edition, 8vo hardcover without dustjacket, 472 pages, 27 Chapters, detailed contents page.

Condition:Tan cloth-bound h/c with ship design blindstamped & overprinted with title to frcovr & spine with ship's wheel motif below title, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with a stain at the base of the covers & foxing to page edges. Inscription to frepr.

Description: Set in the 1770s & beyond, allegedly the manuscript of the grandfather of an Admiral, this adventurous tale concerns the sea-days of Master Hurricane Tempest & his midshipman friends through the wars of Independence in Nth America Spain in the Carribbean

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Book Id: 17scc0996

Price: $16.40

Title: The OBSERVERS Book of SEA FISHES - COLOUR PHOTOS

Author: A. Laurence Wells - The Observer's Series - T. B. Bagenal

Publisher: Frederick Warne, London, 1962, reprint, 160 pages, hardcover 12mo with dustjacket, 62 COLOUR PHOTOS & 125 B/W line illustrations & INDEX

Condition:Green textured cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with rubbing & edgewear.

Description: Describing 164 species, this new edition has been rewritten to take account of the enormous amount of new knowledge. The text will enable the general naturalist, the angler or school child to identify any of the common sea fishes.

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Book Id: 17scc0889

Price: $19.80

Title: Australian Childrens' classic THE BUSHRANGER by Dal Stivens, 1978 Large Illustrated FIRST EDITION hardcover with dj

Author: by Dal Stivens 1978, illustrated by Bruce Treloar : Australian Childrens' Historical Fiction

Publisher: Collins, Sydney, 1978, FIRST EDITION small 4to hardcover with dj, illustrated, 72 pages.

Condition:Ochre hardbound h/c with gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped, but slightly chipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with rubbing and edgewear. Stain to page edges, interior WHITE & ROBUST.

Description: "My name is Jack Daly. I am twenty-four....it is the 10th of March 1866" ....the laeder of the notorious Daly gang begins his story against the backdrop of true bushranging country. A story that will end in betrayal and bloodshed.

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Book Id: 17scc0859

Price: $14.40

Title: OLD Children's Book " Many Lands and their Children" 1925 in GOOD CONDITION with Colour & B/W ILLUSTRATIONS

Author: by Jane Hutchison CHILDREN'S COLLECTIBLE BOOKS - OUT OF PRINT - ILLUSTRATED

Publisher: McDougall's Educational Co., London & Edinburgh, no date but dedication states1925, 8vo, frontisp. in colour., 192pp.,32 chapters, illustrated with b/w flourishes.

Condition:Crisp illustrated red cloth-bound hardcover, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with mild foxing to endpapers, without a dustjacket. Inscription: "To Ross from Papa on the occasion of his his first ship as Master of "S/S Junee" 14 August 1925"

Description: "A study of other peoples...A patronising, Empire-viewpoint (quote) "The Newest Land: Australia : "What sort of people lived (in Australia) before Cook?" asked Jack. "People something like negroes, but more stupid and not so strong, said Dick" "

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Book Id: 17scc0851

Price: $Not for sale

Title: THE LEGEND OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS - MERLIN & EXCALIBUR

Author: Compiled & Arranged by SIR JAMES KNOWLES, K.C.V.O. (J.T.K.) Originally published in 1861 Preface to Eight Edition by James Knowles & an Addendum

Publisher: Frederick Warne, London, not dated circa 1950s, hardcover 8vo with dj, 340pages, 6 COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS (including frontispiece), 14 Chapters.

Condition:Orange cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, an 'Awarded to' sheet filled in from Ramsgate High to frepr, small old tape marks to paste-downs, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET

Description: This book is an abridgement of Sir Thomas Malory's "Morte d'Arthur", with some additional material by Geoffrey of Monmouth. The colour plates in this edition are reproduced from the original by Lancelot Speed

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Book Id: 17scc0798

Price: $Sold

Title: ABOVE THE SNOWLINE - Snowy Mountain Scheme - The story on which the A.B.C. serial by the same name was based

Author: DENYS BURROWS - Illustrations by Graham Wade

Publisher: Educational Press, Sydney, 1963, first reprint, 1st pub. 1959, hardcover 8vo with dj, 190 pages, 18 Chapters.

Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a small tear to frcvr, slight rubbing & edgewear.

Description: A classic Australian novel about the Snowy Hydro-Electricity scheme for adolescents. An interesting and exciting story.

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Book Id: 17scc0796

Price: $16.40

Title: TOMBOYS AT THE ABBEY by Elsie J Oxenham 1960 1st Printing in the Matching Set ABBEY SCHOOL SERIES with dj.

Author: Elsie J Oxenham, CHILDREN'S COLLECTABLE BOOK SPECIALITY of the Abbey Scool Series with a coloured frontispiece and a plastic protective cover.

Publisher: Collins, London and Glasgow, 1960, first printing of this edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, colour Frontispiece, 33 Chapters.

Condition:Red cloth-bound Hardcover with slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with red to top page edges, date written in pen to frepr, small bookshop sticker to fr.paste-down, slight foxing and age-toning to eprs & old tape marks.

Description: This book tells of a happy summer term when Jen and her friend Jack come to stay at the Abbey with Joy and Joan. They try to devise some pranks for the schoolgirls and the new girl, Swedish Gudrun.

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