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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: ELSIE J. OXENHAM CHILDREN'S COLLECTABLE BOOK SPECIALITY from the Abbey School Series with a coured frontispiece
Publisher: Collins, London and Glasgow, 1959, hardcover 8vo with dj, colour Frontispiece, 35 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: In this story, a newcomer makes her first appearance in the Abbey books.
These stories reveal the daughters of the original Abbey Schoolgirls. Protected in a plastic cover with a coloured frontispiece.
Author: by Elsie J Oxenham A CHILDREN'S COLLECTABLE BOOK SPECIALITY from the Abbey School Series featuring the children of the original Abbey Girls.
Publisher: Collins, London and Glasgow, 1959, hardcover 8vo with dj, colour Frontispiece, 31 Chapters. The Abbey School Series, First Edition in the Abbey Scool Series
Condition:Red cloth-bound Hardcover with slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, red to top page edges, small bookshop stamp to fr.paste-down, with slight foxing and age-toning to eprs & old tape marks, with plastic non-adhesive cover.
Description: It tells of the trials and tribulations of Damaris, a young dancer striving to regain her place in the world of ballet after a serious accident which temporarily interrupted her dancing.
This is a tale of the daughters of the original Abbey Girls.
Author: ELSIE JEANETTE OXENHAM CHILDREN'S COLLECTABLE BOOK SPECIALITY 1953 Edition with illustrated dustjacket
Publisher: Collins, London and Glasgow, 1953, first printing in this Seagull edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 32 Chapters.
Condition:Blue cloth-bound Hardcover w slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with blue to top of pages, foxing and age-toning to eprs & old tape marks to eprs, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with small sticker to dj base
Description: This book shows us Jen as a fourteen-year-old schoolgirl, spending an exciting holiday at the 'Hall'.
1953 First printing in the Seagull Edition. Protected in a non-adhesive plastic cover.
Author: Elsie J. Oxenham CHILDREN'S COLLECTABLE BOOK with illustrated Dustjacket - The 16th book in the series.
Publisher: pub. Collins, London and Glasgow, 1951, first reprint, 1st pub. 1949, hardcover 8vo with dj, 22 Chapters, in a chipped DJ, ROBUST and protected in plastic.
Condition:Blue cloth-bound Hardcover w silver title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with foxing and age-toning to eprs & old tape marks to eprs, blue top page edges, unclipped FAIR dj with spine chips.
Description: An invitation to Joy's country house is the start of an exciting holdiay for Ann Rowney. There is a list of the books IN ORDER listed at the rear of the book handwritten in pencil.
Author: by Elsie J. Oxenham CHILDREN'S COLLECTABLE BOOK from The Abbey School Series. 34 Chapters with a coloured frontispiece.
Publisher: pub. Collins, London and Glasgow, 1959, hardcover 8vo with dustjacket, colour Frontispiece, 34 Chapters.
Condition:Red cloth-bound Hardcover with slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with red to top page edges, slight foxing and age-toning to eprs & old tape marks to eprs, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET,protected in plastic
Description: This books fills a gap in the popular series and takes us back to the time when Jenny-Wren was still a schoolgirl. This is the 10th book issued, according to the list on the back of the dustjacket
Author: by Dymphna Cusack & Florence James - illustrated by Nan Knowles - SCARCE 1947 First Edition CHILDREN'S COLLECTABLE BOOK SPECIALITIES.
Publisher: The Shakespeare Head, Sydney, 1947 (Conpress, Sydney), hardcover 8vo without dj, 14 chapters, b/w illustrations, 133pp., illustrated map to front endpaper.
Condition:Faded red cloth-bound softcover with title to spine and to flourished front cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with age toning to sturdy WWII-era paper and a neat inscription to opposite the 1/2 title, which has a tape mark. No Dj.
Description: These are the adventures of three girls who live in the bush near the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. It is a tale of kittens,& gardens, Aborigines, the Blue Mountains & goats. Cusack, James & Nan Knowles & Miles Franklin were all friends in Sydney.
Author: Written by ALEC and CATHERINE KING Illustrated by Marjorie Rankin CHILDREN'S COLLECTABLE BOOK SPECIALITIES, FIRST EDITION - HARDCOVER ILLUSTRATED
Publisher: Georgian House, Melbourne, 1945, 1st Edition, hardcover oblong 4to with dj, 105pp., COLOUR PLATES & B/W ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, 9 Chapters.
Condition:Illust hc(same as dj) w blue cloth to spine & title to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine, corners & edges, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, 2 previous owner's names to frepr, sl. age-toning to eprs with some slight foxing Dj intact altho chipped & torn.
Description: Bandicoot - Honey Possum -Bandicoot Caught - Kangaroos - Wallaby - Possums - Koalas - Tasmanian Devil, Marsupial Wolf, Wombat - Numbats
The family goes on a camping holiday, & many of the animals are met and studied in their natural state.
Author: by MARION ST JOHN WEBB Author of "The Littlest One" etc. Illustrated by A. H. Watson - poems in the style of A A Milne to be read to children
Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co., London, 1930, FIRST Edition, hardcover 8vo without dj, 144pp., B/W LINE ILLUSTRATIONS throughout. A BUMPED but INTACT COPY
Condition:Marbled blue & yellow cloth-bound hardcover with blue cloth to spine, title to spine & title on faded gilt sticker to front cover, rubbing to spine, corners & edges w tears to top spine, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD MINUS CONDITIION, with previous owner's name
Description: When John has gone to Granny's,
And Mother's gone there too.
And Daddy's in his study,
And you don't know what to do
But walk about around the rooms,
And wander in and out -
It's nice to have a little dog
To follow you about.