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CHILDREN’S COLLECTIBLE: Charles Dickens, Boy’s Annuals, Gilt Cover Children’s Books, Boys Own, School Days, Enid Blyton, 19th Century books and Bookplates. Use our Quick Search Box (at bottom of page) to locate books by book title, authors name or description. We are proud of our reputation for careful customer service, with efficient packing & shipping world-wide. We offer tracking with all our shipments, where possible. See the About Us Page. All prices are in Australian (AUD) $
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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.
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
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.
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.
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" "
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
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.
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.