Books & Ephemera Wanted
We actively look for books for our customers. For our own stock, we require many more titles - probably several from the authors below - but these particular wants below are books our customers have specifically asked us for, and as yet we have not located.
People are looking for books, often from their youth, that they would love to read again. Other customers wish to complete their collection of books by an author, but just can't find the last few. Some are valuable, some are not - but all are elusive. If you have any of the following that you no longer require, we may have a new home for it. Just let us know what it is (from the list below) - and a rough description of its edition and condition, and how much you want for it, and we will pass the details on to our customers to see if it fits their 'want'.
Thanks in hope
Updated - July 2015 - Books wanted
Mitchell - Yvonne - But Wednesday Cried (children's cat story from the 1970's)
Wide-awake Jake - 1970's book.
Bayley, Viola - Little Mallows
Seeking Enid Blyton, and especially Famous five ephemera and accessories- for example old famous five jigsaws, and the windsheater and sweatshirt produced in the 1950s for members of the Famous five club, (it had the logo on!).
General - Books Wanted
Many good quality childrens titles. Send a list wherever possible. Authors we are especially seeking, preferably 1st editions in dustwrappers, but all considered, are:
W E Johns; G E Rochester; Lorna Hill; Viola Bayley; Mabel Esther Allan; Enid Blyton;Sheila Stuart; John Pudney
Rupert & Beano Annuals - pre 1968 and only very good condition;
Crime Fiction (not ex -library unless extremely scarce)- Please send a list and we will quote you a buying price. Examples of authors we are seeking are:
Christopher Bush - 1st editions in dustwrappers
Agatha Christie - 1st editions in d/w
Mary Fitt - 1st editions in d/w
Ian Fleming - 1st editions in d/ws
Alan Hunter - 1st editions in dustwrappers
Stuart Palmer - 1st editions in d/w's
We do buy vintage crime paperbacks and reprints in d/ws, 1st editions without d/w's, but for considerably less, and much more selectively.
We are also seeking Good quality illustrated Books, with Illustrators such as - Arthur Rackham; Dulac; Gladys Peto; Anne Anderson; Mabel Lucie Attwell; Outhwaite; Nielsen & beautiful fairy illustrators.