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Author: ENID BLYTON - Yes! We will combine items so you save on postage
Publisher: Budget Books, Melbourne, 1991, 3rd reprint from 1990 Aust. ed., 1st pub. 1943, hardcover 8vo without dj, 185pp., B/W ILLUSTRATIONS, 26 Chapters
Condition:Illustrated hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, very slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITIION, without dustjacket as issued
Description: Cousin Rick comes to stay, and Jo, Bessie and Fanny take their cousin on an adventure he'll never forget to the magic Faraway Tree.
Such a wonderful Classic, that still gets children's imaginations going.
Author: ENID BLYTON
Publisher: Dean & Son, London, 1971, abridged ed., 1st pub. 1937, hardcover 8vo without dj, 185pp., B/W ILLUSTRATIONS, 26 Chapters.
Condition:Illustrated hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITIION, without dustjacket
Description: Originally published in 1937, this copy is without any handwritten inscriptions, in GOOD CONDITION
Author: by Heluiz Chandler Washburne Illustrated by Electra Papadopoulos
Publisher: Cassell, London, 1933, 1st ed., hardcover large 8vo without dj, 190pp., ), lovely Letters and the Replies. CLASSIC 1930s Artwork and lettering
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover w gilt title to spine & frcvr, rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, Delightful B/W ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, (to page 48 they have been carefully coloured-in by hand)Endpapers removed.
Description: The author accompanied her husband on a nine month world tour to study the aims of education as conceived by the leaders of thought in the various countries. These are the letters she sent home to her seven year old son Chandler, and his replies.
Author: Written and Illustrated by Boys and Girls of Australia Edited by John Gunn (Icarus)
Publisher: Landsdowne, Melbourne, 1965, FIRST EDITION, 64pp., hardcover quarto, 8 chapters, colour and b/w illustrations. Cploured illustrated endpapers.
Condition:Illustrated bound hardcover with title to spine & frcov., , STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions in an unclipped (22/6) GOOD DUSTJACKET with very mild edgewear.
Description: Boys and Girls from every state and others who live in the islands to the north of Australia, under the guidance of John Gunn (Icarus) of the ABC Childrens' Hour Argonauts' Club, joined together to create this book.
This is the third book published.
Author: by IONA AND PETER OPIE - "; I went down to let them in; They hit me with a Rolling Pin".
Publisher: Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1960, 1st reprint, 1st pub. 1959, hardcover large 8vo without dj, 417pp., MAPS, 18 Chapters, Geographical Index, First Line Index & General
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, a small 'ex-Libris' sticker with previous owner's name to fr.paste-down, small green stamp to rear paste-down, without dj (rear flyleaf ok)
Description: Based on information collected during the past eight years (from 1959) from five thousand children in England, Scotland, and Wales, this volume is a disclosure of the lore and language natural to the schoolchild when out of school.
Author: EDWIN HODDER
Publisher: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, London, not dated, but 'Awarded to' bookplate to fr.paste-down is dated November 1881, hardcover quarto without dj, 320pp., + advts.
Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine & frcvr with black-filled illustration & design to spine & frcvr, rubbing to spine, corners and edges with tears to spine (all intact), CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, the last page & rear epr are torn
Description: A hero defined - God's Heroes - Philanthropic Heroes - Conscientious Heroes - Patriotic Heroes - Every-day Heroes - Scientific Heroes - Spontaneous Heroes - they're all covered here. Wilberforce, Missionaries, Afghanistan etc... a Victorian collection.
Author: Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott.
Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co. Penguin Books Ltd., Harmondsworth, Middlesex England., 1986. Hardcover,4 1/4" x 5 3/4". Pictorial DJ is identical to the board covers
Condition:Illustrated cover-bound hardcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with a neat name in pen to the frenpr, in a VERY GOOD DUSTJACKET
Description: Published in the year of the 100th anniversary of Randolph Caldecott's death.
Illustrations done by him include 16 delightful, coloured plates, many bl/wh drawings and decorated end-papers."
Author: Susan Lasdun Illustrated by the Drummond Children
Publisher: Victor Gollancz, London, 1983, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 95pp., COLOUR ARTWORKS throughout, Colour illust. to eprs, 8 Chapters & INDEX.
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, very slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITIION, inscription to frepr, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing & edgewear.
Description: The well-connected Drummond children painted their family members, nursery rooms, schoolrooms, punishments, dances, clothes, games & family retainers, & indicate how these young contemporaries of Princess Victoria were moulded, like her, into the Age.