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Our catalogue for Autumn/Christmas 2011 .

Here is a selection of our newest stock, much of which is as yet not available elsewhere on the internet, but which I will be slowly adding over time to other places & sites. If you wish to purchase anything from this list please either e-mail us on or telephone us on 01328 829944 to reserve.  We will check availability and reply with confirmation and P&P price. I may add new items to this list, especially those of Christmas interest, over the next couple of months, so it will be worth keeping an eye open for interesting changes! Please don't take the subject headings as gospel.  It is ndifficult to put authors into defined subject headings, as they to write books that cross into different boundaries, and authors some people see as one category, another classify differently eg Monica Edwards - some regard as a Horse & Pony author, whilst others categorise her as children's adventure story writer - and she of course wrote career stories! If in doubt read all categories!

Children’s Mixed Fiction & Adventure




Adams, Ellinor. Davenport -Betty the Bold U.K.: Blackie n.d. Hbk ; smallish 8vo hbk; boy & girl on spine with cricket bat and ball; Blue cloth boards with brown & tan illus of boy & girl reading on front cover; colour frontis by Brock, coming away at spine, dated 1900; foxing spot at edge; other illus are b/w line drawings; G+; sound copy with foxing and occ marks commensurate with age (around 100 years old) ;  £8.00 

Joan AIKEN I bought a collection of Joan Aiken books, which had obviously been bought for the Jan Pienowski illustrations as well, as the seller had gone on to buy some non Joan Aiken , Jan Pienowski illustrated books. These can be found in the Illustrated section under Pienowski, rather than under the authors.

Aiken, Joan & Pienkowski,Jan (Illus)  A Necklace of Raindrops and Other Stories Cape 1968 Large 8vo hbk in d/w; scarce as 1st UK edition, especially with dustwrapper; blue boards are a little browned at very edges; distinctive Pienkowski illustrations, some in dramatic colours; book has a belongs to sticker on fep; d/w worn/creased at edges; and has loss to spine ends; still nice to see it present! Not price clipped (21s) ; £95.00  


Aiken, Joan; Illus Pienkowski, Jan - Tale of a One-Way Street and Other Stories Cape 1978 First Edition, Navy blue/gold gilt boards in pictorial DJ H/b; d/w; vg+/vg+; large 8vo; 127pp; no inscriptions; not price clipped; a very nice copy indeed; £20.00 

Aiken, Joan  & Jan Pienkowski (Illus)-Past Eight O'Clock Goodnight Stories Cape, 1986 1986 1st edition; Large 8vo; Hk in d/w; very nice condition indeed; no inscriptions or writing inside; not price clipped; a few colour illustrations as well as the b/w silhouettes; £10.00 

Aiken, Joan; Illus Pienkowski, J  - A Foot in the Grave Jonathan Cape 1989 Large 8vo hbk in d/w; no inscriptions; not price-clipped; Vg+/Vg+; full page colour illustrations and black and white chapter decorations; a very nice copy indeed; The illustrator began a set of haunting paintings and asked the writer to write the accompanying ghostly stories. £6.00  





Alcott, Louisa M. - Little Men Blackie & Son Ltd. Blue cloth cover with brown lettering and small picture of a boy on front; colour frontis; no further illus; £5.0

Mabel Esther Allan (also as some of her pseudonyms)


Allan, Mabel Esther  The View Beyond My Father London; Abelard; 1977 1977 1st edition; h/b; illus boards; vg-; 8vo; 124pp; ex lib with rubber stamps; label in front cover; slight damage to spine; £8.00 

 Allan, Mabel Esther - Adventure Royal Blackie, Hbk no d/w; Vg-; turquoise boards; 3 b/w plates; light foxing throughout; £15.00  



Allan, Mabel Esther - Adventure Royal Blackie, Hbk in d/w; Vg/Vg-; s/w slightly chipped at edges; 3 b/w plates; £30.00  

Allan, Mabel Esther -  Mystery in Wales Vanguard Press Could be the 1st USedition - difficult to tell! No list of digits; original price is $ 3.95; name inside on fep and small piece cut off fep; nice clean copy; jacket design by Paul Frame; £25.00 

Allan, Mabel Esther -Tomorrow is a Lovely Day Abelard 1979 1st edition; hbk in d/w; fep removed; title page has rubber stamps; spine of book dustwrapper- lettering has faded; precis - 'war is declared soon after Frue Allendale & her parents return from their holiday in Cornwallto Chelsea. Frue, not evacuated, stays at her Londonstage school. Then, at age 15 tragedy strikes, and Frue moves to village in theChiltern Hills for the last 8 months of the war, with relatives & attending new schools. Then after the war ends Frue is back in Cornwallwith family friends and their son - a good friend. £12.00 

Allan, Mabel Esther - It Happened in Arles Heinemann, 1977 Hbk with d/w; Vg+/Vg; £25.00  sold


Allan, Mabel Esther - Over the Sea to School Blackie Hbk; no d/w; vg-; pp lightly browning; bottle green cloth covers; b/w frontis; £12.00 

Allan, Mabel Esther  - Room for the Cuckoo The Story of a Farming Year Dent 1964; ex-library copy with d/w sealed to board covers; cover a little grubby; a copy that has beenmuch read, and the pages reflect this; no. 26 in the Pennant series of 'Outstanding Childrens fiction'; £15.00  


Allan, Mabel Esther & Hughes, Shirley (Illus D/w)  Catrin in Wales Bodley Head 1959 1st edition; Hbk in d/w; G/Vg-; a library book that has been heavily read leaving may brown marks, in a much better condition dustwrapper; 'Catrin saw a play in London and it inspired her to go to Wales, her mother's country; which led her to meet the author of the play, and found herself living alone in a remote ruined priory. Catrin changed from someone who felt lonely and alien in Wales, to someone who loved North Wales and made many new friends there' £18.00 sold

Allan, Mabel Esther -Time to Go Back London: Abelard-Schuman, 1972 1972 8vo hbk in d/w; Vg-/Vg-; Book - solid copy but has some brown marks to page edges; d/w has creasing to edges and some nicks to edges too; brief photocopy of a paper cutting of her life story has been cut out and stuck inside the cover of the book; ; After a disastrous protest meeting in Trafalgar Square 16-year-old Sarah is ill, unhappy and at odds with her former friends, as well as with her mother. £12.00 sold

Allan, Mabel Esther - Changes for the Challoners London; Ward Lock H/b; reading copy only - a batch of pages are missing, and have been replaced with photocopies; d/w is a photocopy; ; 8vo; 160p; foxing on edges and eps; Mabel Esther Allan's love of history and ancient places is put to good use in this lively story, set in a town closely based on Chester. Perry Challoner meets charles Barden - in a cellar! - and knows she is going to like living in the roman town of Francaster, but her sister Greta isn't so keen, and is unhappy until her cousin Angeline comes to stay. £8.00 

Allan, Mabel Esther - New Schools for Old Hutchinson 1954 8vo hbk in d/w; 1st edition; a nice copy of a scarce school title; 'Pandora and her friends are dismayed and resentful when a new headmistress brings changes to Bryngarth School in North Wales, but Pandora's younger sister Felicity welcomes the new free regime. Also the new head has 3 daughters, all of whom are missing their old co-educational school, Clondale - especially the middle one, who is most unhappy due to the unfriendliness of Pandora and her friends. However, against the backdrop of this uneasy term, there are excitements, including the International Eisteddfodd, which brings people from many countries to the Welsh Valley, and also on the camp at the end of term - which nearly ends in disaster. 95.00  


Allan, Mabel Esther - Skiing to Danger - London Heinemann, 1966; 1st edition; vg-/vg; ex school copy; fep removed; school stamp on rear endpaper; attractive d/w; set in Switzerland, this is a a thriller for teenagers.Scarce. £85.00 Sold

As Anne Pilgrim

Selina's New Family Abelard-Schuman 1967 Vg/Vg-; d/w edgworn; Selina, going on 14, loves her life in Liverpool, but everything changes when her mukj plans to remarry & move to Ireland. Selina is rude to her kindly stepfather and resents her slightly older stepbrother. However, despite herself Selina finds Ireland interesting, from her stepfather's bookshop to the beautiful Aran islands, and she makes friends - and eventually in the wilds of Connemara Selina begins to understand herself and comes to term with her new world. £22.00      

 I recently put an article about the life & works.of Viola Bayley on our website, written by a customer of ours. Some of you have seen it I know, but it is still there if others wish to have a look. Others will be added from time to time, I have a couple ready now - it is just a bit of a lenthy procedure getting them sorted and uploaded onto the site.  They include, Winifred Darch and Kathleen O’Farrell and come from people with inside knowledge. If interested it is worth you keeping an eye out. For now, we have a couple of new Viola books in stock here, as well as a few left on our main site:


Bayley, Viola - Turkish Adventure Dent1957 Red cloth binding with silver lettering; library indent stamp; library sticker inside; vg-; generally a good clean solid copy of an extremely scarce title from the adventure seriesw by this author; possibly a library binding; book comes in a photocopied dustwrapper; £175.00 sold

Bayley, Viola - Greek Adventure Dent 1972 H/b; d/w; vg+/vg+; 8vo; 138pp; very nice copy; no inscriptions; not price clipped; £45.00 

Bayley, Viola – Swedish Adventure – I have a customer looking for a copy of Swedish Adventure – if you have a copy you are looking to sell please let me know.

Beresford, Elisabeth  - TheBlack Mountain Mystery Max Parrish 1967 1st ed hbk in d/w; ex school library copy of a scarce title by this author; book has some stamps and is well read; d/w is slightly edgeworn; £35.00 sold 


Enid Blyton - we always have a large Blyton stock, and am pleased to say we will be having a stand again in May at the Enid Blyton Society Annual day at Twyford near Reading again this year.New stock includes:  


Blyton, Enid; Illus Tresilian, Stuart  The Sea of Adventure London; MacMillan 1948 1st edition hbk; no d/w; vg; occ mark on cover which is cream, and thus slightly grubby, with a couple of foxing spots on cover, but generally a clean copy for age; fep missing; half title page is a little narrow, so possibly has been glued at hinge at some time earlier in its life; no inscriptions or writing, other than a tiny number inside cover, that we can see; £30.00 

Blyton, Enid - The Famous Five - Five Run Away Together Hodder Childrens Books 1997 Centenary Collectors edition; Hbk in d/w; vg+/vg+; a nice copy of a 1st printing of the centenary collector's edition; £6.00 

Five Go to Smuggler's Top Hodder & Stoughton 1963 Hbk in d/w; vg/vg; name on fep, but generally a nice copy;  £18.00 

(many more famous five books available in our main catalogue)

Blyton, Enid & Illus by Treyer Evans - The Mystery of Holly Lane - Being the Eleventh Adventure of the Five Finder-Outers and Dog UK: Methuen, 1953 1st edition in original dustwrapper; Hbk in d/w; Name & address on fep; dark unfaded red cloth boards; occ foxing; d/w is worn has some loss around the edges - most to spine ends, cover corners and to folds; £55.00 

Blyton, Enid; Illus Abbey, J.  - The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat - the Second Adventure of the Five Find-Outers and Dog London; Methuen; 1947 H/b ; no d/w; pale blue cloth covers (or could be faded blue or green) , lighter around spine; crossed out name inside; also something tippexed out; otherwise nice clean copy £12.00 

(Many more five find-outers books available in our main catalogue)

Blyton, Enid - The Three Golliwogs Newnes 1951 H/b; no d/w; original format with original illustrator (pre Rene Cloke) ; unfaded red cloth boards; small marks on cover; a little general wear £42.00 Sold 


Blyton, Enid; Illus Cloke, Rene  - The Three Golliwogs Dean 1969 Hbk; 8vo; a vg condition copy of this book, with colour illustrated glossy boards; gift inscription on fep; clean bright copy; £15.00 sold

Bradby, Violet & Browne, Gordon (Illus)  - The Broken Lilies Milford/Oup 1924 Hbk no d/w; 6.5" x 5"; Vg-; pretty illustrated boards; ; presentation sticker on fep; colour frontis; other illus in b/w; £7.00  


Carr, Judith; Illus Winter, Eric - Gipsy At Greywalls Peal, H/b in d/w; Vg/Vg-; a little edgewear to d/w; pp lightly browning; £5.00 

Chell, Mary - Merry Slimtails A & C Black 1942 H/b; no d/w ; blue illustrated cloth cover worn at edges; eps illustrated with plan; pretty illustrated frontis; a couple of the b/w pictures neatly coloured in; otherwise nice clean copy; G++; £15.00  




 Chell, Mary - Slimtail's Triplets A & C Black 1944 H/b; no d/w ; orange illustrated cloth cover; eps illustrated with plan - coloured in, and a name rubbed out leaving damaged patch; name & address on rear of fep; hinge cracking at frontis; pretty illustrated frontis; a couple of the b/w pictures neatly coloured in; otherwise nice clean copy; Vg-; £22.00 

Cookson, Catherine – Hamilton -  Heinemann, 1983 Hbk in d/w; Vg/Vg; 1st ed. The story of a girl growing up with her invisible friend - a horse called Hamilton, her guide and philosopher as she became a woman. £6.00 

Cowper, E. E. - White Wings to the Rescue Blackie & Son Ltd. 8vo; red cloth cover; b/w frontis; printed on war economy paper; undated but presentation sticker dated 1949; not pocket sized; vg-; sailing story;  £4.00 

Dickens, Charles; Abridged & Simplified by L R H Chapman & L Robinson  - Oliver Twist University of London Press; 1938 H/b; illus boards; g++; 8vo; ; loss to top of spine; internally very clean; slight foxing; 1st ed £10.00 

Dawlish, Peter  - Dauntless and the Mary Baines Cumberledge & OUP 1952 1st edition hbk in d/w; Vg+/Vg-; no inscriptions; d/w is price clipped and has some little stab holes in it; nevertheless nice to see this in its original format with dustwrapper; another Dauntless adventure; £45.00 

Dixon, Marjorie - Runaway Boy Faber & Faber 1942 Hbk; red cloth cover with blue illus to cover of 2 boys; fep removed; vg-; some general wear; Story of an Irish boy living with his fiddler father in a homeland under English rule. £5.00

Elder, Michael  - The Affair At Invergarroch Adam and Charles Black 1950 1st edition hbk in d/w; vg/vg-; cover grubby on rear, and has a repair neatly done; set in Scotland- a party of boys & girls discover a clue to the treasures of an ancient cathedral in Fife; set against an authentic background of Scottish life and history; £25.00 sold

Fry, Rosalie - Fly Home,Colombina Dent 1960 Hbk in d/w; 1st ed; d/w edgeworn; through a childs eyes the reader sees the historic beauty of historic Italian towns; £5.00 sold

Gilmour, Patience  - The Seven Wild Swans - a Story for Rangers London: RTS/Girls Own, nd 8vo; hbk in dustwrapper; green cloth cover with blue trim; undated, but gift inscription is dated 1936, so earlier than this; colour frontis; minor foxing, but book is Vg for age, in a dustwrapper that is slightly edgworn, and is grubby on rear, but is still colourful, attractive and all present. £30.00 

Hayes, Peter-Frontier Drums - a Story of India The Book of the Popular Tv Serial Odhams Press Ltd. 1962 1st ed hbk in d/w; vg/vg; £12.00 

Hill, Lorna  -  They Called Her Patience Burke, 1958 Hbk no d/w; red cloth boards; Falcoln Library edition; vg-; £40.00 

Hill, Lorna & Esme Verity (Illus) - Dancer on Holiday Nelson 1962 1st edition hbk in d/w; Vg/vg-; d/w price clipped and has internal mends to small closed tears at edges; £220.00  

Hill, Lorna; Illus Verity, Esme - Principal Role Evans 1957 1st edition; h/b no d/w; Vg-; 8vo; 192pp; blue boards; spine discoloured; name on fep; £18.00 

Hill, Lorna; Illus Guthrie, EveA Dream of Sadlers Wells London; Evans; 1953 8vo hbk in d/w; a little netting exposed at front hinge; gift inscription; good clean sound copy; d/w price clipped; small patch on d/w - label removed? Small loss at spine ends d/w and splitting at d/w folds. G+/G+; £15.00 

W E Johns – We have a great deal of W E Johns – Biggles, Worrals, Gimlet & Scifi on our main catalogue in hardback and paperback, so look there if you need something specific. Here I have only a couple of new items we have got into stock.

Johns, W E - Gimlet King of the Commandos A Story of Combined Operations University of London 1950 Lovely clean hbk edition with d/w; colour frontis; no inscriptions; Vg+/Vg-; red cloth cover with black illus. & lettering; unclipped d/w has a few nicks to edgea and small closed tear at rear; unusual to get a nice copy of this title; £40.00 

Johns, W. E. & Stead (Illus) - To Worlds Unknown - a Story of Interplanatory Exploration Hodder and Stoughton, 1960 Hbk; 1st edition hbk in d/w; Red cloth boards; School stamp inside cover; fep has slight damage - sticker removed? Colour plates throughout; browning sellotape marks inside covers; d/w looks very attractive but does have a few pieces of sellotape on the underside, partially for reinforcement, and in a couple of places, to support closed tears; this detailed description actually makes the book sound in worse condition than it is! An attractive copy of a scarce item;  £85.00 

Johns, W. E. - Biggles Works it Out A Story of Air Detective-Inspector Bigglesworth and His Comrades of the Air PoliceHodder & Stoughton 1951 Hbk in d/w; Vg/Vg; gift inscription on fep;  £15.00 

Kamm, Josephine - Out of Step Heinemann Educational 1983 Almost like new copy; illustrated boards; a fictional book tackling the difficult subject of prejudice against a racially mixed relationship of a young couple. Originally written in the 1960's. £4.00 

Marsden, Monica  - The Double Crescent Blackie & Son Ltd. Hbk in d/w; Vg/G; a couple of small pieces missing from the front of d/w; another small piece missing from rear of d/w; foxing to blocked pp foredges; £30.00

 Middleton, Ivy  - The Musketeers and Wendy London; Lutterworth; 1942 1942 H/b; d/w; vg-/g+; 8vo; 222pp; faded cover, also has small brown damp mark near edge; unusual discrete rubber stamp on fep - not a library one; d/w very worn with loss around edges; a scarce Middleton book, following Kay moving to London and joining a Ranger Company, where she becomes as popular as she was with the Pimpernels. The final story in the Kay books. £38.00 

Mrs Molesworth & Crane, Walter (Illus) - Four Winds Farm MacMillan 1920 H/b; illus boards - art deco design boards in light blue & gold; title page has top layer tear at top right hand corner; , as has equivalent on frontis - probably stuck together at some point; b/w plates, one loose; vg-; £6.00 

Needle, Jan - A Game of Soldiers Andre Deutsch 1985 Hbk with illus board covers; 1st edition; ex library copy with remnants; G++; author's novelisation of his highly acclaimed Thames TV drama series; £10.00 

Nichols, Wallace; Illus Bisset, Douglas - The Blue Scarf Mystery Dobson 1967 H/b; d/w; G/Vg-; 8vo; 191pp; well read ex-library book; stickers/stamps inside & fep removed; sound reading copy but pages have brown marks in places from previous use; d/w in generally nice condition, with a little bit of edgwear; Sandra and Paul , orphaned by a car accident, are kidnapped from the Cornish Riviera Express while on their way to live with a grandfather they've never met. £15.00 

O'Farrell, Kathleen -  Cousin Annabelle's Christmas Heinemann 1962 8vo hbk; no d/w; red cloth cover; fep removed; page opposite 1st page of text, last owner practices her drawing skills on! He/She also 'Coloured in' the first b/w picture, neatly. Last title in the Latimer children series - extremely scarce; £50.00 

Porter, Eleanor H. - Miss Billy's Decision Harrap 1940 H/b in d/w; vg/vg-; 8vo; 256pp; a little light foxing £10.00 


Pye, Virginia & Kennedy, R (Illus) Snow Bird Faber & Faber, 1943 Hbk; no d/w; pale grey cloth covers; Price family £12.00 

Ransome, Arthur  - Peter Duck London; Jonathan Cape; 1967 h/b in d/w; vg+/vg 8vo; 431pp; d/w price clipped; maps to eps; £15.00 


Reed, A W - The Biggest Fish in the World AH & AW Reed 1974 8vo hbk in d/w; a book of stories retold for children, based around Maori folklore; vg/vg-; colour illus; £6.00 

Odd & Elsewhere Series– The small bear & the circus clown!

Roose-Evans, James; Illus Robb, Brian  -The Adventures of Odd and Elsewhere Deutsch 1971 1st edition 8vo hardback in dustwrapper; long gift inscription to author's mother on fep; F-/Vg; the authors first childrens story about a small bear and a circus clown published by Deutsch;  £25.00 

 Roose-Evans, James; Robb. B - Elsewhere and the Gathering of the Clowns An Odd and Elsewhere Story Andre Deutsch 1974 1st edition in d/w; vg/vg; pen mark on fep; price clipped; still a nice copy; An Odd & Elsewhere story, where Odd is a small bear and Elsewhere is a circus clown. £8.00 


Roose-Evans, James; Robb. B -  The Lost Treasure of Wales An Odd and Elsewhere Story Andre Deutsch 1977 1st edition in d/w; vg+/vg; d/w price clipped; still a nice copy; An Odd & Elsewhere story, where Odd is a small bear and Elsewhere is a circus clown. £8.00 

Roose-Evans, James; Robb. B - The Secret of the Seven Bright Shiners Andre Deutsch 1972 1st edition in d/w; Excellent condition; only fault is very slight browning to background of d/w; no inscriptions or other writing; not price clipped; An Odd & Elsewhere story, where Odd is a small bear and Elsewhere is a circus clown. F/F- £10.00 

Malcolm Saville

Saville, Malcolm - Spring Comes to Nettleford Children's Book Club H/b; d/w; vg-/g+; 8vo; 191pp; some foxing on edges; marks at top of front cover; d/w has some tears along edges, esp top; red mark on back of d/w £10.00 

Shaw, Jane - Twopence Coloured Nelson, 1959 Hbk in d/w; rust cloth boardsVg/Vg-; d/w has a few little nicks to edges with discrete internal mends; llustrated by Dunlop; a 'Penny' story; £42.00 

Shaw, Jane & Illustrated by Gilbert Dunlop Threepenny Bit Nelson, 1960 Hbk in d/w; Vg/Vg; triumph edition; a very nice copy £25.00 

Shaw, Jane & Illustrated by Gilbert Dunlop -Threepenny Bit Nelson, 1960 Hbk in photocopied d/w; Vg; pp lightly browned; triumph edition; £15.00 

Smith, Emma - No Way of Telling Bodley Head, 1974 Hbk in d/w; Vg-/Vg+; ex school lib copy; fep removed; good clean, little read; small mark at rear; Margery Gill Illustrated wrapper; commended for Carnegie Medal; £4.00 

Sheila Stuart – Alison Series, which have now become so scarce.

Stuart, Sheila  - Alison's Spy Adventure London: Blackie, 1965 ed Hbk with orange based style d/w; Vg/Vg-; a few nicks to d/w edge; £25.00 

Stuart, Sheila - Alison's Island Adventure Blackie, 1965 Hbk in d/w; distinctive 1965 orange background with Harry Green inset illustration as dustwrapper; d/w has small nicks at spine ends; £25.00  


Stuart, Sheila - Alison and the Witch's Cave Blackie; 1967 H/b; d/w; vg/vg-; 8vo; 254pp; slight damage to front of d/w; £45.00 

Stuart, Sheila - Alison's Island Adventure -  UK: Blackie, nd 1954 Assumed 1st edition as all Alison books listed on rear flap of d/w came out before this title. Red cloth cover ; clean copy; no inscriptions; 4 b/w plates; d/w unfortunately has some loss - top left hand front corner has a piece torn off - approx 2"" by 2" and approximately 1" loss at both ends of spine; not price clipped; £40.00 

Stuart, Sheila; Illus Buchanan, Lilian  - Alison's Caravan Adventure Blackie 1960 H/b in good quality photocpied d/w; ; 1st ed; presentation sticker on fep; slight grubbiness to blocked page edges; 1 cover corner bumped; one of the scarcest alison books ; vg; no inscriptions; slight indentation in red board; £150.00 sold


Sutton, Margaret - The Riddle of the Double Ring - a Judy Bolton Mystery-  Grosset & Dunlap; 1937 H/b no d/w; green cloth boards with maroon lettering and design to front cover; faded spine; cloth at spine ends just started fraying; b/w frontis; illus endpapers; clean solid copy; G++; Judy Bolton series £15.00 

Sutton, Margaret - The Riddle of the Double Ring - a Judy Bolton Mystery New York; Grosset & Dunlap; 1935  H/b no d/w; green cloth boards with maroon lettering and design to front cover; b/w frontis; illus endpapers; clean solid copy; Vg-; Judy Bolton series £15.00 

Sutton, Margaret -The Midnight Visitor - a Judy Bolton Mystery Grosset & Dunlap; 1937 H/b no d/w; pink boards with maroon/brown lettering and design to front cover; faded spine; spine ends worn , board corners worn, spine edges worn in part; brown illustrated eps; contents clean & sound, but pp browning; ; clean solid copy; G+; Judy Bolton series £15.00 

Welch, Ronald; Illus Stobbs, William - Escape from France Oup/Oxford Children's Library 1969 Hbk in d/w; Smaller edition with white background d/w; generally vg/vg; book very clean and without inscriptions of any sort£30.00 

(more Welch titles available on main catalogue)


Wiggin, Kate Douglas  -Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Adam & Charles Black 1978 Ex library copy, still in nice condition, but with rubber stamp and glue mark from sticker on fep; cover illustrated with photograph from BBC series; vg/vg £12.00  



Children’s Historical Fiction

E M Almedingen

Almedingen, E. M.  The Retreat from Moscow Warne, 1968 Hbk in d/w; Vg/G+; wrapper worn, rubbed on edges, small tears on spine ends, neat inscription £5.00 

Almedingen, E. M & Illustrations by Doreen Roberts - A Candle At Dusk Oxford University Press 1969 1st edition hbk in d/w; although ex-library this book may never have been issued as it is in excellent condition apart from the fep having a stamp & small sticker remnants, and stamps to back of title page; the d/w has a closed tear, but is otherwise excellent; £8.00 

Almedingen, E. M. - Fanny O. U. P. 1970 H/b; d/w; vg-/vg+; 8vo; 164pp; ex lib with label removed and rubber stamps; slightly worn £7.00 


Almedingen, E. M. - Stephen's Light Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1969 H/b; d/w; 1st US edition; slightly musty; attractive copy; historical fiction featuring a young renaissance woman who defies all tradition and wins her independence in a world of commerce; late 15th century £6.00 

Violet Needham

Needham, Violet - The Woods of Windri UK: Collins 1947 8vo; Hbk in d/w; 3rdimpression; vg/vg; presentation sticker on fep; a very nice copy; £20.00 

Needham, Violet; Illus Nickless, Will  - Adventures At Hampton Court Lutterworth 1954 1st edition hbk in d/w; Very nice tight clean copy in a d/w that has a couple of nicks and a small discrete closed tear to edge; Vg/Vg looks attractive; price clipped; has a small date stamp, but no evidence of being an ex library copy; £160.00 

Lots more Violet Needham on our main Catalogue 


 School Stories

Bevan, Marjorie  Madcaps of Manor School Warne, H/b; d/w; vg+/vg; 8vo; really attractive copy; gift inscription on fep; attractive colour frontis; £10.00 

Bevan, Marjorie  The Luck of the Veritys Warne, 1938 1st edition hbk in d/w; Vg-/G+; d/w has rubbing and small loss /wear to edges, especially spine; book has minor light foxing; colour frontis; £15.00 

Bevan, Marjorie - Five of the Fourth Sampson Low, Marston H/b; vg-; 8vo; 250pp; some foxing on edges; cover somewhat worn £15.00 

Bevan, Marjorie & Paterson, J Phillips - Anne of the Veld -  London: Nelson, Hbk; green cloth boards; spine a bit marked; presentation sticker on fep; light foxing to title page; colour frontis; £10.00  

 Biggs, Margaret -Dilly Goes to Ambergate Blackie, 1955 Hbk; no d/w; pink boards; light foxing to eps and blocked page edges; £80.00 

Brazil, Angela - Jean's Golden Term UK: Blackie, Hbk; 1st edition or very early reprint; the latest book mentioned in the list in 1935 (the year after this one) so it depends if the list of titles was out when it went to printing; same appearance as 1st edition ie yellow trim to cover and girls head in yellow box on spine; neat girls name on spine; 3 further b/w plates; occ foxing; vg-; £15.00 



Nancy Breary

Breary, Nancy & Mays, D L (Illus)  Junior Captain Blackie, (1940's) Hbk no d/w; navy cloth cover with white lettering; G+; musty; white word Nancy on spine has been coloured red! Pp248; plate on fep dated 1947; 4 b/w plates;£15.00 

Breary, Nancy.   The Mystery of the Motels. Blackie 1958 Hbk in d/w; remains of sticker on fep; Vg/Vg; . Scarce title, esp in d/w; 1st ed.£48.00 

Breary,Nancy    The Reluctant Schoolgirl Blackie Hbk no d/w; Vg; turquoisy blue covers with authors name written in gold; a less common title;£28.00 

Breary, Nancy; Illus Hickling, P. B.   This Time Next Term London; Blackie,nd 8vo hbk in blue st yle d/w; Vg-/Vg- £12.00 

Breary, Nancy & Ladler, Betty (Illus)  Study Number Six Blackie, 1957 1957 1st edition with d/w; hbk; red cloth cover; Vg+/ Vg-; a very nice copy of book in a dustwrapper that has a little loss to spine ends and a few decorative biro marks under the title; scarce title by this author £90.00 

Breary, Nancy & Dewar Mills, J (Illus)  -Two Thrilling Terms London: Blackie, 1956 1956 8vo Hbk in d/w; red cloth boards; b/w frontis plus 3 further b/w plates; presentation sticker dated 1956; pretty d/w that is a bit edgeworn on rear; Vg/Vg-; 1st in the Druscilla Cathcart series; £30.00 

Breary, Nancy & Joan Martin May (Illus)   It Was Fun in the Fourth -  Nelson, Hbk; red cloth boards; cloth not faded; slight markings on spine; colour frontis; quite a nice copy; Vg; £12.00 

Breary, Nancy & Joan Martin May (Illus) - It Was Fun in the Fourth Nelson, Hbk; blue cloth boards ; b/w; frontis; inscription inside cover dated 1954; light foxing to prelims and throughout; G++; £10.00 

Breary, Nancy  - A School Divided Newnes, 1944  Hbk; slim 8vo; bottle green cloth covers; vg- £30.00 

Elinor Brent-Dyer

We have just bought in a large collection of a lady’s Chalet Schoolbooks that she has had since she was young. She bought many of them from new. We also have a collection of Girls gone by stock towards the end of the catalogue that has many Brent-Dyer titles.

Brent-Dyer, Elinor  - Joey Goes to the Oberland Chambers, 1964 Reprint; Hbk in d/w ; vg+/vg-; d/w has a little creasing/chipping to edges £72.00


Brent-Dyer, Elinor M. - Two Sams At the Chalet School Chambers 1967 1st ed Hbk in d/w; a Vg clean book with no inscriptions in a dustwrapper that has not been price clipped; a really lovely copy; £100.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor  - The Chalet Girls in Camp London: Chambers, 1955 rep 1955 Hbk; light blue cloth covers; small marks to covers; some browning to pages; G+; solid copy; £18.00 


 Brent-Dyer, Elinor M. - The Rivals of the Chalet School Chambers, 1955 H/b in d/w; a little loss to spine ends of d/w;£34.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor M. - Lavender Laughs in the Chalet School Chambers, 1963 Hbk in genuine bright clean Brisley d/w; blue cloth covers name & address on fep ; good solid clean copy in price clipped with a couple of nicks to edges; £40.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor  - Challenge for the Chalet School London: Chambers, 1966 1966 1st edition; Hbk in d/w; book has name & address on fep; ; d/w has a couple of nicks to edges; not price clipped; D brooks d/w;£85.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor  The Rivals of the Chalet School Chambers1960 Reprint; a little browning to fep name & adress on fep; occ brown mark on pages, but generally a nice copy; d/w has some tears and edgewear, but is complete; vg/G+ £20.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor - A Future Chalet School Girl Chambers, 1962 1962 1st edition hbk; genuine d/w; occ slight foxing; name & address on fep; d/w has a couple of closed tears and some creasing to bottom front edge; also a couple of nicks to bottom of spine, but is complete; not price clipped; vg/vg-; £75.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor M. - The New Chalet School Chambers 1952 Hbk in d/w; book has green cloth covers which are badly marked; fep removed contents clean & sound; d/w very worn at folds and edges; £30.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor M. - The New House At the Chalet School Chambers 1963 Hbk in d/w; name & address on fep; sellotape marks inside cover; a little foxing; vg-/vg-; d/w has mends to top of spine; and some chipping to edges; not price clipped; some sellotape marks to inside flaps;£30.00

Brent-Dyer, Elinor - Gay from China At the Chalet School Chambers, 1960 Reprint; hbk in genuine Brook d/w; occ slight foxing; name & address on fep; d/w has a couple of nicks to edges; vg/vg; £45.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor - Trials for the Chalet School Chambers, 1959 1st ed hbk in genuine d/w; occ slight foxing; name & address on fep; d/w has a couple of nicks to edges; vg/vg; chipping to d/w spine ends; d/w not price clipped;  £110.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor M. -Redheads At the Chalet School Chambers 1964 1st edition; Hbk in genuine Brook d/w; neat name inside cover; d/w not price clipped; sellotape mark on inside flap of d/w; vg/vg; nice copy; £75.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor  - Jane and the Chalet School Chambers, 1964 1st edition Hbk in genuine d/w; d/w has a closed tear on rear; not price clipped; vg+/vg;£70.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor  - Jo to the Rescue Chambers, 1960 Reprint Hbk in genuine d/w; sellotape marks on inside flap of d/w and inside cover; very slight chipping to d/w edge; name & address on fep; vg/vg;£44.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor - Ruey Richardson At the Chalet School Chambers, 1st edition; hbk In d/w; name & address on fep; slight foxing to blocked page edges; small open tear/large chip to front bottom edge of d/w; likewise on bottom edge of spine; not price clipped; £95.00  


Brent-Dyer, Elinor - The Chalet School Triplets Chambers, 1963 1st edition; Hbk in d/w; Vg/Vg+; very nice copy - tiniest nick to spine end & cover corner ; not price clipped; no inscriptions; hint of foxing to fep; £90.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor  -  Chalet School and Jo Chambers, 1960 Reprint Hbk in genuine d/w; sellotape marks on inside flap of d/w and on fep; name & address on fep; chipping & creasing to d/w bottom edge; closed tear to rear of d/w; vg/vg-; £28.00 Sold


 Brent-Dyer, Elinor -  The Chalet School Goes to It Chambers, 1962 Hbk in genuine Brisley d/w; vg/vg; sellotape & marks inside cover/fep and on inside flap; name & address on fep; very occasional foxing; generally vg/vg; nice copy; not price clipped; £50.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor -  Eustacia Goes to the Chalet School Chambers, 1962 Reprint; Hbk in genuine d/w; vg/ vg-; gift inscription; d/w edges creased with occ chip; £25.00 

Brent-Dyer, E  Redheads At the Chalet School Chambers, 1964 1st edition Hbk in d/w ; vg+/vg+; a very nice copy; name inside cover; sellotape mark on inside flap; not price clipped; £78.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor  - Peggy of the Chalet School Chambers 1962 Hbk in d/w; reprint; vg/vg; name & address on fep; minor foxing; d/w has minor nicks to edges; generally a nice copy; £50.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor -Joey and Co. in Tirol Chambers, 1960 1st edition; Hbk in d/w; vg/Vg; navy & white line drawing frontis by D brook; name & address on fep; a little foxing to blocked page edges; d/w not price clipped; nice copy; £105.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor M.- The Chalet School and Barbara Chambers 1954 H/b in remains of genuine d/w; gift inscription on fep; slight discolouration to spine; light browning to pp; only front and inside flap of the d/w remains of the d/w; £50.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor - The Highland Twins At the Chalet School Chambers, 1956 1956 Chambers edition; Hbk; red cloth cover; spine a little faded/worn; pp lightly browning; G++; remains of d/w - all that exists now is half of spine, front and inside flap with precis of story; £30.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor M. & Brisley, N K (Illus)  The Chalet School and Jo Chambers, Rep 1937 Hbk; Brisley b/w frontis; G++; blue/green cloth covers; nice 'old fat' edition; some foxing to page edges; £35.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor - Mary-Lou At the Chalet School Chambers, 1959 Reprint Hbk in genuine d/w; vg/vg; name & address on fep; a little light foxing; d/w not price clipped; a nice copy of a scarce hardback edition £125.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor - The Wrong Chalet School Chambers, 1952 1st edition Hbk in genuine d/w; vg-/vg; name & address on fep; fep browning; a little light foxing & occasional brown mark ; d/w not price clipped; £95.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor - Joey Goes to the Oberland Chambers, 1964 Reprint; Hbk in genuine d/w; vg/g++; name & address on fep; fep browning; a little light foxing to blocked page edges; & occasional brown mark ; d/w not price clipped; creases to d/w edges a little loss to spine ends; small closed tears to d/w edges; £45.00  sold

Brent-Dyer, Elinor - Joey and Co. in Tirol - Chambers,1960 1st edition; Hbk in d/w; vg/Vg; navy & white line drawing frontis by D brook; presentation sticker on fep; very nice copy;£110.00  



 Brent-Dyer, Elinor - A Genius At the Chalet School Chambers, 1961 Reprint; Hbk in d/w; Vg/Vg; attractive D Brook d/w; a little chipping to d/w edge at rear; name & address on fep; a little foxing; £65.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor - The Chalet SchoolWins the Trick Chambers, 1st edition Hbk in d/w; Vg/Vg+; attractive D Brook d/w; name & address on fep; very minor foxing; £95.00  



Brent-Dyer, Elinor - Changes for the Chalet School Chambers,1955 Hbk in d/w; pp browning; d/w not price clipped; £125.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor - Theodora and the Chalet School Chambers, 1959 1st edition; Hbk in d/w; Vg/vg; blue cloth covers, with gold gilt lines on spine; name & address on fep; Brook d/w not price clipped & nice & bright; a couple of small nicks and 1 v small closed tear to d/w edge; generally a nice copy; £95.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor - The Highland Twins At the Chalet School Chambers, 1952 Chambers edition; Hbk; a little fading to spine; occ foxing - mainly to blocked page edges; G++ £24.00  


Brent-Dyer, Elinor M. - The Princess of the Chalet School Chambers 1963 H/b in genuine d/w; Spence d/w; book has had fep removed; name & address on fep; minor foxing - mainly to blocked page edges; sellotape markinside covers - front & rear; dustwrapper has sellotape marks on inside flaps; also edgwear and some closed tears, but 98% complete; £22.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor M. -The School At the Chalet Chambers 1963 H/b in genuine d/w; Mackay d/w; name & address on fep; minor foxing; badly worn d/w - creased & torn, but virtually complete; £25.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor - Jo Returns to the Chalet School Chambers, 1960 Hbk in d/w; a couple sellotape marks inside covers; name & address on fep; d/w has loss to bottom spine- approx bottom inch; sellotape marks on inside flaps;- £45.00  


Brent-Dyer, Elinor - The Chalet School in Exile Chambers, 1940 1st edition Hbk in photocopy of original 1st edition German soldier style dustwrapper; dark blue cloth cover worn at folds; hinges stitching slack; paper a little soft from wear; G+; £50.00 

Brent-Dyer, Elinor M. - The New House Mistress UK: Nelson, n.d. Hbk no d/w; Vg-; green cloth covers which are a little marked; presentation sticker; £5.00  




Dorita Fairlie Bruce

Bruce, Dorita Fairlie  The New Dimsie Omnibus Containing Dimsie Among the Prefects; Dimsie, Head Girl & Dimsie Grows Up; Oup/Milford 1934 Thick heavy book; Vg-/P; very scarce d/w - present but tatty, and with quite a bit of the rear missisng, but lovely to see it, even in this poor condition; book itself quite clean solid & sound; Green cloth covers - £50.00 

Bruce, Dorita Fairlie;-Illus Johnston, M D  - The New House At Springdale Cumberlege/Oup 1949 Hbk in d/w; very clean copy; no inscriptions; d/w chipped at spine ends; spine faded; Vg/G++; £100.00 

Bruce, Dorita Fairlie; illus by Betty Ladler; Sally Again;London, Blackie, 1959; 1stedition; very scarce; vg-/vg-; light foxing to book; particularly scarce d/w has some internal mends and is slightly edgeworn, but is still attractive. £240.00

Bruce, Dorita Fairlie – The King’s Curate, John Murray, 1930, 1st edition; extremely scarce book,316pp + 4pp cat. hbk in photocopied d/w; blue cloth cover with gold gilt lettering, somewhat worn; some general wear to book as would be expected from age. 460.00GBP.sold

Bruce, Dorita Fairlie - Dimsie Intervenes - London: Oxford University Press, 1937. 'Swan edition'; Vg-; cream background to cover quite clean for age; neat gift inscription on fep; illus by M D Johnston; good sound copy; probably the scarcest of the Dimsie titles. £50.00



Many more Fairlie-Bruce books available on main catalogue

Francis, Joy - Rosemary At St. Anne's UK: Blackie, n.d. Hbk; not a later 1950's thistle cover type edition, but an early - probably 1920's edition with an illustration of a girls head on the spine; frontis - the colouring of which has been aided a little by the previous owner; 3 futher plates - 1 colour, 2 b/w; Vg-; nice edition; £10.00  


Mary Gervaise – Pseudonym for Joan Mary Wayne Brown, was a classics graduate of Newnham, who had taught at Surbiton High School before her marriage. She was brought up in Sutton, and then Broadstairs Boarding School, and then Eversfield Boarding School. At 18 the whole family moved to Exeter, and on developing anaemia the Doctor forbade Joan to work for 2 years, so she turned to writing. Her family moved again and settled near Guildfordwhere she lived until 1998. Joan gained experience of horses in her life when a nursing friend kept a stables nearby, so when after the war her publishers felt that her originally straight school stories didn’t have sufficient appeal, she chose to combine ponies into her school based story books.Her first school story was published in 1928, and her last in 1963. In between she wrote stand alone books, , paits, a trilogy, several medium series and 1 long series.

Pony Series

No. 2 - Gervaise, Mary; Illus Whydale, E. Herbert  -Ponies and Holidays London; Lutterworth; 1957 edition; h/b; vg; 8vo; 160pp; spine slightly faded £ 4.00

No. 2 - Gervaise, Mary; Illus Whydale, E. Herbert -Ponies and Holidays London; Lutterworth; 1950  H/b; vg; 8vo; 160pp; 1st ed £12.00 


No. 5 - Gervaise, Mary & Bowe (Illus) - Pony from the Farm UK: Lutterworth, 1957 Hbk; no d/w; top inch of spine is missing; edges of cover browned; internally quite clean & solid; a bit of browning to pp edges; colour frontis; G; £6.00 

No. 8 - Gervaise, Mary; Illus Raynes  -The Vanishing Pony London; Lutterworth; 1958 1958 1st edition; h/b; no d/w; g++; mark on front cover; name inside;; 8vo; 150pp £7.00 

No. 8 - Gervaise, Mary; Illus Raynes  -The Vanishing Pony London; Lutterworth; 1958 1st edition; h/b; no d/w; Vg; 8vo; 150pp £10.

Golden Path Series (small mixed family school)

Gervaise, Mary  - Golden Path Adventure UK: Nelson, 1957 (rep) 1957 Hbk in d/w; Vg/vg-; slight edgewear to d/w; £6.00

Gervaise, Mary & Bailey, Elizabeth  - The Secret of the Golden Path UK: Nelson, 1959 (rep) 1959 Hbk in d/w; Vg/vg-; slight edgewear to d/w; £15.00 

Stand Alone Titles


Gervaise, Mary; Ilus Bailey, Elizabeth  -Biddy Makes Her Mark London; Nelson; 1956 1956 H/b; d/w; vg-/g+; 8vo; 121pp £8.00 

Gervaise, Mary  Don-Margery, Schoolgirl London: Warne, 1928  Hbk; illustrated boards; fep missing; illus. By P E Paul; colour frontis; other illus. B/w line drawings; cover has wear to spine edges, and board edges; Vg-; 1st ed £15.

Gervaise, Mary  - Form Two of Rock House London: Warne, 1929  Hbk with picture boards; Vg-; light foxing; name & address on fep; colour frontis by F M Leicester; 1st ed £20.00 

Gervaise, Mary & Hodgson, Robert (Illus) The Painted Swan London: nelson, 1962 1962 1st ed. Hbk in d/w; a girls adventure/mystery story; Vg+/Vg-; £10.00  

 Gervaise, Mary & Grant, Elisabeth (Illus) -The Proving of ParagonLondon: nelson, 1964 1st edition; Hbk in d/w; pp browning; fep missing; Vg/vg; £8.00 

Gervaise, Mary  -The Seventh Sanderson London: Lutterworth, 1949 Hbk ; no d/w; colour frontis; almost very good; red cloth covers; name inside cover; title page a little browned, but rest of book clean sound & tight; one of author's scarcer titles; £40.00 

Gervaise, Mary  Lucy in Luck London: Nelson, 1963  Hbk with d/w; Vg/Vg; pp browning; attractive d/w; 1st edition £10.00  


Gervaise, Mary -The Rainbow Comes London: Warne, 1948 rep. 1948 Hbk in edgeworn d/w; Vg/Vg- £12.00 

Gervaise, Mary   A Year with Jennifer London; Frederick Warne & Co; 1948 1948 1st edition 8vo hbk; orange cloth boards; neat gift inscription; black lettering; colour frontis; vg £15.00

Gervaise, Mary  The Two Veronicas London: Warne, 1939 1939 Hbk; red cloth boards - darkened at edges and cloth splitting for about 2 inches down spine edge; illus to front cover & thick spine; fep removed; rubber date stamps on half title page; attractive colour frontis; foxing mainly to prelims; solid sound copy of scarcer title by this author; £30.00 

Gervaise, Mary; Illus Paul, P. E.  Don-Margery Schoolgirl London; Warne; 1931 rep 1931 H/b; illus boards; G++; slight cover damage and a little splitting to spine edges; ; 8vo; 90pp; slight damage to spine edges £10.00 

Gervaise, Mary & Leicester, F M Form Two of Rock House London: Warne, 1929 1929 Hbk with picture boards; Vg-; ends of spine just started splitting; pretty transfers on initials on fep; colour frontis by F M Leicester; 1st ed £20.00


Gervaise, Mary & Bailey, Elizabeth  - Five Tigers and a Mouse UK: Nelson, 1st edition; Hbk; blue cloth covers; spine a little faded; name on fep; vg; £15.00 

 Gervaise, Mary; Ilus Bailey, Elizabeth - Biddy Makes Her Mark London; Nelson; 1956 Reading copy only; spine split down edges; internally clean & sound; £3.00 

Gervaise, Mary; Ilus C E Brock  The School on the Hill London; Cassell, 1930  1st edition; h/b; oval colour plate laid onto front decoated board cover (as issued) ; colour frontis plus 3 further b/w plates; G++; some foxing; a less common school title by this author;£20.00 

Gervaise, Mary & Grant, Elisabeth (Illus)  -The Proving of Paragon London: nelson, 1964  1st edition; Hbk in d/w; pp browning;Vg/vg; £8.00 

Girvin, Brenda  - Three Adventurous Schoolgirls ; Oup/Milford 1933 H/b; g++; 8vo; 252pp; 'Swan' design boards (as in early the Dimsie series) ie cream/black/green with small designsof swans on; some browning on cream; spine a little slack; award sticker on fep; front hinge cracking; colour frontis; £15.00 

Hewitt, N  - The Smiths of Scarlett's House A & C Black 1925 1st edition hbk in d/w; G+/G; a worn copy, but still nice to see a dustwrapper present, even if it has loss at edges, on a book of this age. This is the first and scarcer of 2 school stories written by this author - 2 rather knockabout school/adventure yarns enlivened by the author's sharp ear for dialogue. This one centres on the activities of twin brothers known as The Chimpanzees, who, when out of bounds, think they have stumbled on a gang of crooks. The other book (Monks Eaton) is set in the same school, features the same characters. £25.


Humble-Smith, Myldrede - The Girls of Chiltern Towers Blackie, Hbk; red cloth covers with edging; thick spine has illustration of girl in school uniform holding a hockey stick; award sticker on fep dated up until 1933; frontis that looks colour at first sight, but I think has been carefully coloured by someone and was originally orange b & w; some foxing; 5 further b/w, and orange, b & w plates; Vg-; author's only book - a girls school story in quite nice condition £15.00 

.......and for something a little different


Pamela Hansford Johnson - The Honours Board - Book Club, 1971, Hbk in d/w; vg/vg; set in an English Prep school for boys whose parents intend them later to serve a 4-5 year stretch at a traditional English public school. However the novel is mainly centred around the teaching staff- whose lives are intertwined. The school is is admirably conducted, but under the the regime of the intelligent & sympathetic headmaster , it loses more money than it makes, , and the honours board doesn't record scholarships to the Great public schools - it is in fact ripe for a take over ..... . An adult book on school life. £5.00


Elsie J Oxenham

Oxenham, Elsie J  - The New Abbey Girls London: Collins Clear Type Press The Herriot Library edition - probably 1930/40's; red cloth covers with black trim; colour frontis; attractive dustwrapper showing 3 girls; vg/vg-; £60.00  



Oxenham, Elsie J  The New Abbey Girls London: Collins Clear Type Press Hbk; 8vo; unfaded red cloth covers with black trim; small puncture in spine; pretty presentation sticker on fep dated 1935; very clean & sound; colour frontis; vg; £30.00 

Pocock, Doris   A Will and a Way Ward Lock Hbk; no d/w; colour frontis; page browning; award sticker on fep dated 1939; £5.00 

Career & Career Style Fiction

Martin, Nancy - Young Farmers in Denmark London: MacMillan, 1958 Hbk in d/w; Vg-/Vg-; ex school library copy; although the characters are fictitious, (and you may have met them before if you read Young farmers at Gaythorne) the place descriptions are accurate and the background of Danish Life authentic;£12.00 


Hawken, Pamela - Pan Stevens: Secretary Bodley Head 1955 Hbk in d/w; 8vo; vg/vg; quite a scarce title in the bodley Head series of career stories; nice clean copy in decent dustwrapper; small discrete closed tear at d/w edge;  £45.00 Sold

Owens, Joan Llewelyn -Margaret Becomes a Doctor Bodley Head, 1958 Rep 1958 Hbk in d/w; vg++/vg+; a very nice copy of a now scarce Bodley Head career title; £45.00 

Edwards, Monica  Rennie Goes Riding London; Bodley Head; 1961 1961 H/b; d/w; Vg/Vg; a nice copy in an attractive d/w; name & address on fep; a little light foxing; ; 8vo; 189pp; 35.00 

Monica Edwards - Joan Goes Farming London: Bodley Head, 1961 (rep) 1961 Hbk with d/w; Vg/Vg; a nice copy of this scarcer title; a Bodley head Career novel; 45.00  



Martha Robinson

Robinson, Martha; Illus Relf, Douglas - The Vet's Nieces London; Harrap; 1967 1967 H/b; d/w; vg/vg-; 8vo; 183pp; slight foxing on edges; small marks on cover; 1st ed; this is the 3rd of the Vet books, and probably the best so far - the twins and their cousins investigate the lambs in a field dying after the wheatfields in the next field have been sprayed. Was it because of the insecticide? £8.00 sold

Robinson, Martha - The Vet's Holiday -  London: Harrap, 1971 1971 1st edition hbk in d/w; Vg/Vg-; d/w has small closed tear & creases at top edge; 'A holiday on the south Coast quickly leads to adventure and near tragedy when the vet's sons and his twin nieces become locally involved with the problems of oil pollution. £9.00 sold

Helen Dore Boylston – Sue Barton

Boylston, Helen Dore  -  Sue Barton Visiting Nurse London: Bodley Head,1961 1961 Hbk in d/w; G+/G++; ex-library book; rear endpaper missing, but whole of story complete. A few stamps & remnants; body of d/w complete, but inside flaps removed. £12.00 

Boylston, Helen Dore -  Sue Barton - Neighbourhood Nurse London; Bodley Head; 1961 1961 Hbk in d/w; reprint (1961) ; ex-library copy with 1 stamp; remnants of sticker on fep; occ browning/grubby mark from use; G++/Vg; £16.00 

Carol Series

Boylston, Helen Dore - Carol in Repertory The Bodley Head, 1955 Hbk in d/w; rep; vg/vg; price clipped; £40.00


Boylston, Helen Dore - Carol Comes to Broadway UK: The Bodley Head, 1955 1955 Hbk in d/w; Vg/Vg; generally a nice copy; small chip to d/w edge; £40.00 

Tatham, Julie - Behind the White Veil (Vicki Barr Flight Stewardess Series) Sampson Low, 1961 1961 Hbk in d/w; Vg/Vg; an attractive copy in a price clipped dustwrapper; prize sticker; £15.00 

Young Traveller Series

Clarke, Arthur C.   The Young Traveller in Space London; Phoenix House; 1954 1954 H/b; d/w; vg/vg-; 4to; 72pp; d/w worn and price clipped; pages yellowed £30.00 

Finley, Ian   The Young Traveller in Scotland UK: Phoenix,  1953 1st edition; Hbk in d/w; Vg/G; d/w has some loss; Light blue spine black writing. £20.00 

Proctor, George L  - The Young Traveller in Sweden UK: Phoenix, 1953 1st edition; Hbk in d/w; Vg/Vg-; Children's guide to Sweden written in story form £15.00  

Trease, Geoffrey - The Young Traveller in India & Pakistan UK: Phoenix 1955 Hbk no d/w; Vg-; fep removed; blue cloth cover; sellotape marks inside cover; frontis partially detached; £12.00 

Trease, Geoffrey - The Young Traveller in England & Wales UK: Phoenix House, 1953 Hbk no d/w; G+; fep removed; maroon cloth cover; £5.00 

Williamson, Geoffrey    The Young Traveller in the Far North - Iceland,Greenland, Alaska Phoenix, 1958 1st edition; Hbk in d/w; Vg/Vg; nice copy £15.00 

The Kennedys Abroad Series

Wilson, Barbara Ker; Illus Toothill, Harry & Ilse   Ann and Peter (Ann & Peter) in Paris - the Kennedys Abroad Series London; Muller; 1963 1963 H/b; d/w; vg/vg; 8vo; 144pp; 1st ed ; £12.00  


Sports Fiction for Girls Series MacGibbon, Jean  Pam Plays Doubles Constable, 1962 1st edition hbk in d/w; vg/vg-; nice clean sound copy in the 'sports fiction for girls' series £10.00  

Horse & Pony Stories

Monica Edwards

Edwards, Monica  - The Summer of the Great Secret Collins 1963 Seagull edition; hbk in d/w; vg-/vg-; small hole in d/w; book pages browning a little at edges;  £10.00  sold

Monica Edwards - No Mistaking Corker London; Collins; 1947 1947 1st edition; h/b; in d/w; piece cut off front endpaper (probably a gift inscription removed) ; slight loss to d/w at top of spine; vg-/vg- £50.00 



Monica Edwards -  The Cats of Punchbowl Farm London: Joseph, 1964 1964 Hbk in d/w; 1st edition; Vg+/Vg; a little rubbing to d/w edges; generally a nice copy £30.00 

Monica Edwards - Fire in the Punchbowl London; Collins; 1965 1965 Scarce as 1st edition; ex-library copy that has been much read and consequently much worn! The library has sealed the dustwrapper to the boards; This book comes with a genuine 1st edition dustwrapper that has a few closed tears, but is still quite reasonable £30.00  

Monica Edwards -  The Cownappers London: Childrens Book Club, 1960 1960 Hbk in d/w; Vg/vg-; edgewear to d/w; £68.00 

Edwards, Monica; Illus Wanklyn, Joan Punchbowl Harvest Collins; 1959 Reprint 1959 Scarce hbk in d/w; Vg/Vg-; d/w has minimal loss to bottom of spine; minimal browning to book; £85.00 

Edwards, Monica; Illus Wanklyn, Joan  Punchbowl Harvest London; Collins; 1954 1st edition; Hbk in d/w; Vg-/G; book has cracking to front hinge and residue sellotape marks from where sellotape was apparently put to strengthen joint; also C5 written on fep; red biro name & address written on 1/2 title page; remainder of contents vg - clean & sound; d/w has loss around edges, the worst being an open V shape tear to edge, approx 1" at edge, and 1" in height (max) , removing letters CH from Punchbowl in title;£70.00  

Edwards, Monica & Wanklyn, Joan (Illus)  The Wanderer London: Collins, 1957 1957 Unusually a Collins edition of this title (most commonly found are book club editions) , unfortunately lacking its dustwrapper; red cloth cover; clean & without inscription; vg 15.00  

Monica Edwards - The Hoodwinkers London: Collins, 1962 1962 1st edition; it is rare to find a 1st edition in d/w of this title (it is usually the childrens book club edition that surfaces! ) ; the book is in very good condition - it has one rubber school stamp; the dustwrapper has been covered in clear sticky back plastic; this book still looks very attractive in its dustwrapper; Tamzin & Romney Marsh story; £150.00  

 Edwards, Monica  Dolphin Summer UK: CBC, 1963 1963 Hbk in d/w; a very nice copy ; a little browning to d/w; vg+/vg; Romney Marsh £55.00 

  Monica Edwards - The Outsider Collins 1961 1st edition; Hbk with d/w; vg+/vg-; illus. By G Whittam; small loss to the d/w on front bottom edge ; 'When The Romney Marsh People come to stay with the Punchbowl farm people it makes quite a crowd at the farm! ' £95.00 

Edwards, Monica; Illus Rose, Sheila  Killer Dog London; Collins, 1959 1959 Hbk in d/w; hbk in d/w; Vg/G+; d/w has loss to top edge - approx 2" across - 0.5" deep, and other knicks & closed tear; small looss to spine;  £60.00 


Edwards, Monica & Tunnicliffe, C. (Illus) -Punchbowl Midnight London: CBC, 1953 Hbk in photocopied d/w; drawings by Charles Tunnicliffe; Vg-; pp browned; £35.00 

Monica Edwards -  A Wind is Blowing London; Collins; 1969 1st edition; h/b in d/w; extremely scarce & sought after title; the last in the romney Marsh series; dark blue cloth covers with silver gilt lettering to spine; d/w is not price clipped; hint of wear to d/w spine edge, but generally a lovely copy; vg++/vg+ £280.00  


Edwards, Monica - A Wind is Blowing London; Collins;  1969 1st edition; h/b in d/w; scarce (even though we have 2 copies!!) & sought after as 1st edition; the last in the romney Marsh series; although an ex- school library copythere is only 1 date stamp, so probably only issued once. The book certainly looks hardly read; there are is the date stamp paper on fep, covering light damage to fepand small light rubber stamp on title page and small sticker on page opposite. The authors surname has been neatly underlined on the title page. Inside the rear cover and on the rear endpaper are small light green school stamps and a brown sellotape mark; the d/w has been covered in sticky back plastic. We have put loose clear plastic over this, and it is now not obvious; at first glance the book looks at least a vg/vg copy - it is only on close examination do you discover its library faults and plastic covering; it is still an asset to a Monica Edward's collection; £180.00 

Monica Edwards - The Wild One UK: Collins, 1967 1967 1st edition; hbk in d/w; vg/vg; name & address on fep; d/w not price clipped; mark on spine where small sticker removed; otherwise a very nice copy, that looks hardly read; £295.00 


Monica Edwards -Hidden in a Dream Collins 1952 1st edition; Hbk in d/w; Vg/Vg-; bottom edges of pages originally rough cut; blocked page fore edges have foxing; occ small light brown mark; neat name on fep; d/w not price clipped; edge worn; £125.00 

Edwards, Monica & Bullen, Anne (Illus)   The Midnight Horse UK: Collins, 1949 1949 1st edition; Hbk; 8vo; red cloth covers- spine faded; vg-; nice clean copy; £40.00  

Monica - Edwards - Spirit of Punchbowl Farm Collins, 1952 1st edition; Hbk in d/w; Extremely scarce as 1st edition in d/w; d/w has loss at ends- minimal at bottom edge, top edge - approx half way across, approx 1" deep; crease to top right hand corner; slight loss to bottom right hand corner; minimal loss to right hand edge about half way down (sounds worse than it is, see picture on ABE) ; nice copy of book, just a little fading in places to cover; edges, and slight scratching to blocked page edges; drawings by Joan Wanklyn; £130.00 

Edwards, Monica Cargo of Horses London: collins, 1951 1951 1st edition; Hbk in d/w; Vg-/G++; book has green cloth covers; a few of the illustrations have been neatly coloured in, but most are untouched; d/w has a bit of creasing/small loss to edges, and sellotape marks to top edge of rear £140.00 

Edwards, Monica – The Nightbird –Collins; 1955; Vg- in photocopied d/w;  1st edition; navy cloth cover with white lettering; 95.00GBP


Edwards, Monica – Storm AheadCollins, 1953; 1st edition in photocopied d/w; book is red cloth cover – spine is heavily faded, and is also worn at edges; contents generally sound; good reading copy; extremely scarce as hardback;£120.00GBP

Monica Edwards The Badgers of Punchbowl Farm London; Michael Joseph; 1966 Hbk with d/w; VG/Vg-; white of d/w has started to brown; 1st edition £15.00 


Rennie Goes Riding London; Bodley Head; 1961 1961 H/b; d/w; Vg/Vg; a nice copy in an attractive d/w; name & address on fep; a little light foxing; ; 8vo; 189pp; £35.0

Edwards, Monica  Joan Goes Farming London: Bodley Head, 1961 (rep) 1961 Hbk with d/w; Vg/Vg; a nice copy of this scarcer titlea Bodley head Career novel; 45.00  

Edwards, Monica; Cannan, Joanna Et Al   The Vanguard Book of Ponies and Riding London: Collins, 1966 1966 4to hbk in d/w; Vg book in G d/w; d/w has loss to spine ends & edges; contains amongst other things, 'No mistaking Corker' by Monica Edwards; Joanna Cannan - They bought her a pony; quite a heavy book £10.00 

See also anthologies for short stories

We have plenty of girls gone by editions and other books on main catalogue

Ferguson, Ruby & Caney (Illus)    A Stable for Jill Hodder & Stoughton, 1958 Hbk in d/w; Vg+/Vg; very nice copy£ 26.00 

Fitz Roy, Olivia; Illus Lumsden, Phyllida   The House in the Hills London; Collins; 1951 1947 Hbk no d/w; yellow cloth cover which is grubby; map to eps; internally good sound clean copy; G; £10.00 

Hill, Denise - A Pony for Two Collins, 1965 Vg-/G; pp browning; d/w very worn and watermarked;£3.00 

Cumming, Primrose & Illus by Stanley Lloyd - Silver Snaffles Blackie, Hbk; large 8vo/small 4to; orange cloth covers; illus by Stanley Lloyd; a lovely copy of this sought after pony book with its gorgeous illustrations; £60.00 

Elyne Mitchell

Mitchell, Elyne & Ambrus, Victor (Illus) - The Colt from Snowy River - a Brumby Story London: Hutchinson, 1980 1st edition; 8vo hbk in d/w; attractive ex-library copy; a couple of rubber stamps; Vg/Vg; £20.00 

Mitchell, Elyne; Illus Thompson, Ralph  -The Silver Brumby London; Hutchinson; 1971 1971 H/b; d/w; vg/vg; 8vo; 192pp; a nice copy; neat name inside£20.00  Sold




Daily Express  - The New Rupert Book - Rupert Annual 1938 Daily Express, 1938 4to Hardback; very nice condition indeed for age; unfaded maroon cloth spine; nice bright & colourful board covers; rear cover has a couple of grubby marks and one corner quite worn; name box empty; a little foxing to title page, but really an excellent copy of this old rupert annual - a real collector's copy; £295.00 

Daily Express  - The Rupert Book (Rupert Annual 1948) UK: Daily Express, 1948 4to; softback; cover quite nice for a softback of this age; red ink name & address inside cover (tidy) ; name box filled in, in pencil, light page browning; puzzles not done; front cover has rupert with dog on lead skipping with friends; rainbow in sky; 1st story is Rupert and Jack Frost £50.00 



Daily Express -  The Rupert Book (Rupert Annual 1948) UK: Daily Express, 1948 4to; softback; cover quite nice for a softback of this age; complete spine slightly rubbed at ends; name box filled in; not price clipped - 4/-; puzzles not done; front cover has rupert with dog on lead skipping with friends; rainbow in sky; 1st story is Rupert and Jack Frost; some dog eared pages; picture available; £50.00 

Daily Express - More Rupert Adventures; Rupert Annual 1943 Daily Express 1943 Softback; 4to; cover shows Rupert, Lantern in hand, other hand releasing a butterfly; 1st story is Rupert & the circus dog; approximately bottom inch of spine missing; some browning - damp mark? To inside of cover; name box neatly filled In; not price clipped (3/6) ; glue/stitching coming away a little at spine; front picture neatly and lightly coloured in; last colouring picture half coloured in lightly and neatly; scarcer Harrison printed version; occasional finger mark; quite a reasonable copy of a very scarce book; G++ £180.00 

Bestall, Alfred -A New Rupert Book - Rupert Annual 1945 Daily Express 1945 4to; softback; Loss of approximately 40% of spine, over half the remaining spine has the picture surface missing; name in name box; person who gifted the book has put their name at top of first page; not price clipped; (3/6) ; rear cover has a little loss where spine is missing; contents actually VG, clean & sound; scarcer Harrison printing with bright red inside to covers; overall grading however G+, due to spine loss; Cover design - Rupert flying in air on a bicycle with wings. Castle overlooking sea in background. £145.00 

Daily Express - More Adventures of Rupert - Rupert Annual 1947 Daily Express 1947 4to; softback; Spine intact; slight wear to cover edges; name box empty not price clipped (3/6) ; a few pencil indentations where rubbing out has occurred; ; puzzles not done; front cover has rupert & friends chasing dragon; 1st story is Rupert and the Top Hat; light part circle on front & rear cover possibly from cup? Generally a Vg copy £95.00 

Bestall, Alfred; & Illustrator Alfred Bestall - Rupert Annual 1946 - the New Rupert Book Daily Express 1946 Soft covers - war time economy; cover illus of Rupert leaning out of the window; 1st story is Rupert on Coon Island; very small (less than 1cm) inconspicuous closed tear to cover; rubbing to spine edges, but spine complete; rear cover has a little foxing; belongs to box very neatly/artistically filled in; price clipped; no other writing in annual; Vg-; generally a nice copy; £95.00  



Various - The Dandy Book 1961 London; D.C. Thomson & Leng 1961 H/b; 4to; black based cover with three pictures in boxes on the cover - Korky the Cat trying to balance an egg on a straw on his nose! Spine intact; Internally in very nice condition ; name box filled in; £45.00 

The Topper Book 1960 Leng, 1960 4to hbk; cover displays numerous characters from Topper, with Topper written diagonally across front cover; tiny nicks to spine ends & cover corners; slight wrinkling in surface layer of cover; name neatly filled in name box ; no other writing anywhere; generally a very nice copy; Vg; £25.00 

Topper 1962 D C Thompson, 1962 4to; hbk; illustrated boards; front cover depicts lots of characters in a train; spine intact; cover corners bumped; slight wear to spine ends; name box filled in; internally very clean; Vg; £20.00 

Richards, Frank Et Al  - Tom Merry's Annual Mandeville Publications 1949 H/b; white cover - which , as usual, is found in a grubby state! Also splitting to spine sides; cover corners bumped; despitew the grubby and slightly battered cover, the contents are VG; colour frontis; 1st story is The carcroft chronicle; this was the 1st post war issue of Tom Merry's annual. 4to; 290pp; contains b/w photographic plate of competitors lining up for start British Grand Prix; £6.00  



 Chatterbox News-box London; Wells Gardner, Darton & Co 1914 H/b; illus boards; red cloth spine; vg; 4to; 96pp; man posting letter in letterbox on cover, whilst a dog on a lead waits patiently; £15.00 

Various - The Dr Who Annual 1975 Manchester: World Distributors, 1974 HB. Glazed, pictorial boards; top corner of corner slighty chewed! NiceSpine; price clipped; stars Jon Pertwee as Dr. Who; writing on title page; crossword just a little marked; one or two pen marks in annual, but generally clean & sound; vg-; £5.00 

Whittemore, W M (Rev) - Founded by; Busy Bee;  Sunshine for 1911 For the Home, the School, and the World Sunshine Publishing Pffice 4to; more an amalgamation of a year of magazines, than an annual, bound together into a hardback copy; vg condition - pages browning at edges; some fading to cover; £25.00 

Girls Annuals


Spratt, G (Ed) , Oxenham, E J; Cowen, Frances; Ironside, Margaret; Brent-Dyer, Elinor  - THE GIRL'S OWN ANNUAL - Volume Fifty-Seven Stories of Adventure, Mystery and School; Articles on Handicrafts, Hobbies, Science, Sport and Travel Girl's Own Paper Hbk large volume weighing 2.5kg unpacked! ; bottle green cloth covers 4 coloured plates; contains amongs other things Peggy and the Brotherhood - chapters throughout the book; Elinor Brent-Dyer - The Robins make good - The Robins being a guide patrol. Aunt Sarah goes motoring by Margaret Ironside in chapters; Carry on Cumberlege by Amy Seymour in chapters throughout and loads more as well as terrific colour plates - one of the Cunard Queen Mary, some of dogs; this is a really interesting publication in very good condition - it will incur excess postage due to its weight; c1935;£40.00 

Long, H Shirley & Davis, Mike (Photographs)   Princess Tina Ballet Book No 4 -  London; IPC Magazines; 1971 H/b; illus boards; vg-; large 4to; 70pp; nick to bottom of spine; not price clipped; cover slightly discoloured; £4.00 


Wells, H G; Farjeon, Eleanor; Nesbit, E; Westerman, Percy, F. White, T H Et Al  The Wonder Gift Book for Children Odhams Press Ltd Hbk; 4to; green cloth covers; d/w tatty with loss; vg/g; 1st Story is H G Wells The Magic shop;£10.00

Edwards, Monica; Streatfeild, Noel; Farjeon, Eleanor; De Selincourt, A; Barne, Kitty Et Al  Collins Magazine Annual for Boys and Girls Volume 1 Including'the Irresponsible Rescue; from Young Elizabethan Magazine London: Collins, 1948 1948 Heavy 4to volume in red cloth boards; 4to; (excess P&P required) ; fading to top of cover & spine; a little splitting in cloth at top of spine; generally good sound solid copy; G+; contains a short story by Monica Edwards - 'The Irresponsible rescue' ; an Aubrey de Selincourt story - Dreadnought and much, much more; £18.00  


Brown, Pamela; Streatfeild, Noel; Garnett, Eve, Edwards, Monica Et Al   Collins Magazine Annual for Boys and Girls Volume 2 - Contains the Whole Serial of 'the Painted Garden' Taken from Young Elizabethan Magazine London: Collins, 1949 1953 Heavy 4to volume in red cloth boards; Vg-; cover a little worn; Man contributors including Noel Streatfeild - The painted garden & Monica Edwards - Serena Bathover's Horses £15.00 

Collins Magazine Annual for Boys and Girls Volume 4 - Includes Biggles in Arabia & Black Hunting Whip London: Collins, 1951 1951 Heavy 4to volume in dustwrapper; ex-lib copy; G+/G+; red cloth boards; well read copy in scarce dustwrapper that is quite chipped; authors above, plus others, have all contributed stories; there are also 2 complete serial stories - ie W E Johns - Biggles in Arabia & Monica Edwards - Black Hunting Whip; other short stories & articles include Pamela Brown - To be a ballerina; Pamela Brown - Citizen of Cairo & items by Ian Serraillier; Grace James; Josephine Kamm and many many more; £30.00  



Foubert, E M De - Every Girl's Book of Hobbies TC & EC Jack 1928 Large 8vo; illustrated cloth covers; very nice condition, expecially for age; cover illustration shows girl painting a pot; covers all types of 'appropriate' hobbies for a girl of the 1920's including bookbinding, pokerwork, spinning & weaving, toy making, pen and ink drawing, wood-working, collecting antiques, girl guides, amateur acting and much more; illustrated with plates; a heavy book;£10.00 

Grayle, Arthur; Lanar, Eileen; Dell, Draycot; Amberley, Catherine T Et Al Giant Gift Book for Boys & Girls - Containing 'the Crystal Slippers'; 'the Banished Golliwog Et Al Associated Newspapers A more unusual collection of stories & articles for children, published around the mid 1930's (gift inscription dated 1937) ; 4to; heavy thick book; spine missing, replaced by tape; pp lightly browned; 288pp; colour plates; full of stories about transport/nature/adventure/sport and similarly themed articles; also contains a musical play for children called 'The Crystal slippers' and a story called The Banished Golliwog; Heavy Book. £10.00 

French, Susan (Ed) ; Chappell, Mollie; Enright, Elizabeth; Beresford, Elisabeth; Whitlock, Judith Et Al - Daily Mail Book for Girls Daily Mail, 4to Hbk with d/w; d/w very creased/worn at edges; Vg/G+; green cover; first story is Mollie Chappell - Introducing Katie Fortune' £10.00 

Children’s Readers & Text Books

Finch, Robert J  - Geography through the Shop Window Evans Brothers 8vo hbk; undated but probably 1930's; vg condition; unfaded red boards; just a little light foxing; A nice copy of this Primary School geography text which bases geography on 'the child's own environment, of which one of the chief centres of child interest is the local shop. Through the local shop windows, pupils look out to the wide world, and gradually extend their acquaintance with the world's peoples and their activities' £10.00 

Workman, B A (Ed) - Picture Geography of the British Isles Industries, Populations, Occupations, Cathedrals, Communications, Holiday Places The Literary Press Sugar paper type cover; stapled spine; a little splitting to paper at top of spine; a few dog eared corners; G++; Undated - Guesstimate - mid 1930's; 82 photographs; 14 maps; 'profuse statistical diagrams & full explanatory text'; pictures of b/w housing goes up to 1922; population of towns of Britain given for 1921 & 1931; £8.00 

Castley, D; Fowler, K. & Carstairs, S. - The Little Elephant (Reader) Nelson Squarish 8vo hbk; a little grubby at front & rear hinges, otherwise Vg; presentation sticker inside cover; overall vg-; £3.00 



Cresswell, Helen - Two Hoots and the King Ernest Benn Limited 1977 Hbk; illustrated board covers; vg £3.00 

Cresswell, Helen - Two Hoots Play Hide and Seek Ernest Benn Limited 1977 Hbk; illustrated board covers; vg £5.00 

Science Fiction & Fantasy – which links I feel, to the next section of fairies , little folk for what is that if not fantasy!

Dickinson, Peter - The weathermonger; Gollancz, 1970; 4th impression; hbk in d/w; vg-/vg; ex school library copy; rear endpaper removed; a couple of rubber stamps; spine label on d/w spine; part science fiction part fantasy; £12.00


Lillington, Kenneth  - A Trick of the Dark Faber & Faber 1st edition hbk in d/w; pp browning at edges; small split to d/w at edge at rear; teenage fiction, involving supernatural forces; £6.00 

Martin, Graham Dunstan  Catchfire Allen & Unwin, 1981 1st edition hbk in d/w; 8vo; nice copy; b/w map illustrations to endpapers; book is set in the Realm of Feydom - a tale of sorcery, suspense, dragons and human treachery - an exciting sequel to Giftwish; for the fantasy lovers; £5.00 

Taylor, G P - Shadowmancer Faber & Faber 8vo hbk in d/w; vg+/vg+; exclusive 'special' edition containing the previously unpublished final chapter revealing what really happened to Raphah, Thomas & Jacob Crane as they sailed away into the sinister arms of the Seloth on board the Magenta; a specially commissioned forrword from the author recounts some of the supernatural folklore legends from Whitby that inspited Shadowmancer; £4.00  


Taylor, G P - Wormwood Faber & Faber 2004 8vo hbk in d/w; F-/vg+; 1st impression of exclusive 'special' edition containing an introduction from the author along with maps and illustrations from the period. £6.00 

Taylor, G P - Tersias Faber & Faber 2004 8vo hbk in d/w; F-/F-; 1st impression of 1st edition; not price clipped; no inscriptions; £4.00 

Manning, Rosemary; Illus Marshall, Constance  The Dragon's Quest Harmondsworth; Longman; 1973 1973 H/b; d/w; vg+/vg+; 8vo; 181pp; no inscriptions; d/w not price clipped; £25.00 







Fairies, Fairy Books  & Little Folk

Mrs Lang & Lang, Andrew (Ed)  - The Strange Story Book With Portrait of Andrew Lang and 12 Coloured Plates and Numerous Other Illustrations by H J Ford Longmans, Green, and Co 1913 8vo; red cloth, fading a little at edges; gold gilt decoration and lettering to cover & spine, teg; a little rubbed/worn; frontis is tissue protected; no writing or inscriptions; a nice clean copywith just the very occasional brown (foxing) spot; an almost very good copy;£25.00  Sold




Quiz, Roland (Richard M H Quittenton) . (Proctor, John) . Puck (Illus)  Giant-Land - the Wonderful Adventures of Tim Pippin London : Joiner & Steele Ltd  1936 1943 Hbk in blue/Green cloth boards, 4to in d/w which has some loss to edges; Vg/G+; very clean; d/w has tears to edges; quite a scarce book; unabridged; £60.00 

Barker, Cicely Mary -Flower Fairies of the Autumn London: Blackie, Hbk in d/w; very early edition - original price 2/6; usual beige check boards with paste on illustration in centre; Vg+/Vg+; d/w not price clipped; no inscriptions; a lovely copy £65.00 

Barker, Cicely Mary  - Flower Fairies of the Autumn With the Nuts and Berries They Bring Ted Smart 1999 Square 8vo; nearly as new condition - the pages are just slightly sticky. The printing is obviously not the quality of the lolvey little early editions - but then these later editions are nothing like the price of the little early editions either - and they are still pretty books! No inscriptions; very clean; £5.00  







Dudley-Smith, Trevor (Elleston Trevor) & Ward, W A - By a Silver Stream Swan 1947 Very Scarce Hbk in scarcer d/w; book has dark green cover; gift inscription on fep; pretty illustrated dustwrapper has several internal mends where there have been closed tears; vg/g; this title is the sequel to 'Into the Happy Glade'; £95.00 


Arthur Rackham

Barrie, J. M. , Byron, May (Reteller) & Rackham, Arthur (Illus)   Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens Hodder & Stoughton, Not dated but early edition; Size 16cm x 21 cm. Green cloth boards with gilt titling to spine and Peter in gilt playing his pipes to front. Pp126. Endpapers green with black maps. Contains list of illustrations. 23 present of 24 tissue-guarded coloured plates; several have come detatched with their tissue guard still attached. A nice clean copy of an earlier edition.£75.00 sold

Gwynedd M Hudson - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Hodder & Stoughton for Boots 1932 Published to celebrate the centenary of Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll's) Birth; 4to; red cloth cover with gold gilt lettering and illustration to cover; spine faded; edges of cover a little faded; name box filled in; 12 tissue protected tipped in colour plates; some browning to pages; G++ £100.00 

Fabre; Stawell, Mrs Rodolph;  Fabre's Book of Insects Retold from Alexander Teixeira De Mattos' Translation of Fabre's 'souvenirs Entomologiques' by Mrs Rodolph Stawell Hodder & Stoughton 4to hbk; 2 tone blue cloth decorated cover; eps browning; I would never have believed that I could have found pictures of insects beautiful until I saw these beautiful tissue protected pastel plates, that are truly gorgeous; 12 plates are all present and very clean; the text pages have occasional marks from use; £80.00 

Sewell, Anna  & Cecil Aldin - Black Beauty The Autobiography of a Horse Jarrolds Publishers A beautifully illustrated edition from the 1920's - 4to Hbk with d/w; the book is bound in turquoise cloth with a small gold gilt horses head in the centre, and gold gilt lettering to spine; as this has been protected by a dust wrapper it has remained lovely & clean during its lifetime; the dustwrapper has a colour plate centre front to illustrate it, and the white background has browned with age; it is complete, and scarce; inscription on fep is dated 1929; there are 18 colour plates; Vg+/Vg-; £80.00 sold

Ashmore, Marion; Illus Aldin, Cecil - Lost, Stolen or Strayed The Adventures of an Aberdeen Terrier London; Eyre & Spottiswoode 1931 H/b; large 8vo; 97pp; illustrated board covers; faded orange cloth boards, which are quite marked & worn; light foxing to endpapers; pretty colour frontis of Scottie dog; solid reading copy; pages have occasional marks and mends; G+; £10.00 

Jessie Wilcox - Kingsley, Charles,  The Water Babies Hodder & Stoughton for Boots Undated, but c1929/30; 4to; very nice condition indeed for age; dark green cover with gold gilt design to cover & gold gilt lettering; £90.00 

Petrie, Helen (Revised & Illustrated by)  - The Little Pilgrim Griffith & Farran 1880 Large 8vo; Navy boards with green trim and gold gilt vignette of girl in front of bamboos; gold gilt lettering to spine; inside cover decorative eps; a little light foxing to prelims; book however in Vg condition - remarkably clean & white for age; illustrated throughout in b/w line drawings - some full page drawings, and some small decorations; this would perhaps make a lovely christening present for some lucky child? £30.00 




























Edmund Dulac

Dulac, Edmund - Edmund Dulac's Fairy-Book Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations Hodder & Stoughton 4to hbk; title page loose; 15 tipped in colour plates all present and in excellent condition; prelims have some wear & foxing; contents pages are clean & sound; cover in nice condition; overall vg-; £60.00 

Stories from the Arabian Nights Hodder & Stoughton for Boots 4to Hardback; Decorated board covers ; cover lettering in gold gilt; cover decoration in gold gilt & black; spine lettering in gold gilt, a littlew rubbed; a little general wear to cover; name on fep; occasional small brown mark on pages from age, or small turned in page corner, but generally in Vg condition for age; all 20 tipped in colour plates (Dulac) present and in vg condition; overall Vg-; £40.00 

Dulac, Edmund (Illus) -  A Fairy Garland Being Fairy Tales from the Old French Cassell 1928 4to hbk; blue cloth boards; gold gilt lettering to spine; very clean copy; 12 lovely colour plates; vg+; £125.00 

Egan, Constance & Kennedy, A E (Illus) - Epaminondas and the Eggs Collins, 12mo hbk; reprint; illustrated board covers; cover corners worn; gift inscription inside cover (undated) ; stitching slack; occ. Grubby mark; spine cover flaking in small patches; still a sound reading copy with usual entertaining colour illustrations;£34.00 

Heward, Constance; Illus Pearse, Susan Ameliaranne Keeps Shop Harrap; 1959 1935 H/b; illus boards; vg- 8vo; a little loss to picture paste on, on front cover (and coloured in to make it look whole by previous owner) ; stitching a little slack; internally very clean; no writing or inscriptions;£22.00 

Evans, Sir E R (Foreword) - OurNavy With 16 Plates in Colour - over 100 Photographs of British Warships and Naval Activities Ward, Lock & Company , Limited 1941 4to; green cloth spine; pictorial soft card type illustrated board covers; spine creased & foxed; minor creasing to cover; photographic plates; vg £12.00 

Harris, H H - Pirates and Their Stories C1945; 4to; illustrated thick card covers; wear to cover corners; stapled spine with1 staple lost; damp mark where the lost staple should be; rusty mark in place of staple; actual pages clean, bright and sound; pictures by author; this book covers the famous pirates & bucaneers - the lawless ruffians of fiction and story books eg Blackbeard; Richard Sawkins; Captain Necker the Hermit; Kaptain Kidd & his secret cave; Captain Ambrose and many more;  £20.00 

Uttley, Alison & Wigglesworth, Katherine (Illus)  - Little Grey Rabbit's Spring-Cleaning Party Collins, 1972 1st edition Hbk in d/w; pictorial board design matched dustwrapper design; Vg/Vg+; untidy orange name written inside cover; pages lightly browning; d/w not price clipped; £12.00 

Uttley, Alison & Tempest (Illus) - Wise Owl's Story Collins 1935 Hbk in picture boards; vg-; lemonbackground cover a little grubby; internally clean & no inscriptions; slight evidence of cracking of hinge at title page; generally Vg for age; £35.00  




























Jan Pienkowski cont. (others in Joan Aiken section)

Langstaff, Nancy & John (compiled by) Illus Pienkowski, Jan - Jim Along, Josie A Collection of Folk - Songs and Singing Games for Children OUP 1978 First Edition; large 8vo; hbk in d/w; decorated eps; excellent condition; no inscriptions; not price clipped; collector's copy - looks unused; £30.00 

Brill, Edith & Pienkowski, Jan (Illus)  - The Golden Bird London: Dent, 1970 Although ex-library, this is still a very nice 1st edition copy, in its original dustwrapper, of this lovely book; the book has a green/gold cloth cover, with a large gold gilt bird on the front, and gold gilt lettering to spine; there are the remains of a smallish brown label on the dorated fep; and a very small school stamp inside cover; 1 library stamp on title page; very clean copy with many illustrations, severaL with colour in; attractive d/w that has been price clipped and has very slight wear to edges; vg/vg £50.00 

Little Treasures

Morin, Maud  - The Story of Little Jacky Hare Valentine 16mo; stapled spine; previous owner obviously anticipated this would be fragile, and so decided to reinforce outside and 2 internal hinges with sellotape, that has browned with age; cover and first page has chip to bottom edge; cover also has a couple of small chips to top edge, but still quite a nice copy for age inside cover pencil name and date 1944) ; full page pictures on alternate pages in very good condition;  £25.00 

















MacGregor, A. J. & W Perring (Verses) - Downy Duckling Wills & Hepworth, Nd Hbk, series 401, op 2/6; Matt cover; a few brown marks to cover edges; spine rubbed at ends; name written inside cover; child has written small (backward) page numbers at the bottom of pages; lovely illustrations; G+; £5.00 

Southgate, Vera. Winter, Eric (Illus Sleeping Beauty - Well-Loved Tales Ladybird Hbk, Vg, op 18p, series 606D; no writing inside cover; op 40p on rear cover; matt boards; nice clean copy from mid 1970's; £8.00 

Author Biographies

Bard, Mary  - Just be Yourself London, Hammond, Hammond & Company, 1957, 1stUKedition; 8vo hbk in dustwrapper; red cloth covers; vg/vg; a few minor nicks to d/w 32.00GBP

Dickens, Monica  - An Open Book London: heinemann, 1978 Hbk with d/w; Vg+/Vg+; d/w spine has very slightly faded; no inscriptions; not price clipped; 1st edition £5.00  











Ellis, Peter Berresford & Williams, Piers - By Jove, Biggles! The Life of Captain W E Johns W H Allen 1981 1st edition hbk in d/w; d/w price clipped; book has gift inscription on fep; vg+/vg+; nice copy; This is the first ever biography of the creator of Captain James Bigglesworth of the Royal Flying Corps (Captain W E Johns) £50.00 

Monica Edwards - The Badgers of Punchbowl Farm; Hbk with d/w; VG/Vg-; white of d/w has started to brown; 1st edition; £15.00




Schools & School Histories

Bowerman, Elsie  Stands There a School Memories of Dame Frances Dove Founder of Wycombe Abbey SchoolDolphin Press £5.00 


Aiken, Joan - The Winter Sleepwalker Ands Other Stories Red Fox 1995 Pbk; vg+; 1st impression of the pbk edition; £10.00 

Joan Aiken The Embroidered Sunset Sphere Books Limited 1973 Cover worn and a bit tatty; library stamps; but solid reading copy of scarce title; 12.00 (Adult title)  










Elinor Brent-Dyer

A Problem for the Chalet School Armada 1979 Pbk; Vg+; an attractive copy - belongs to box empty - no writing at all; - uncreased cover; pale green cover with pink dresses; £8.00 




Jo returns to the chalet school in plastic sleeve; armada; vg; £6.00

Triplets at the chalet school; armada; plastic sleeve; £16.00

Jo to the rescue; armada; in plastic sleeve; pbk; £16.00

Brent-Dyer, Elinor M.-The Chalet School and Rosalie Armada, 1987 Pbk; Vg+; white spined; very nice copy £15.00 

McClelland, Helen /brent-Dyer, E (Connected) - The Chalet School Companion Armada, C1994 Pbk; white spined; Vg; 1st printing; 1st edition; contains 2 short stories never before published in paperback, as well as this experts answers to many questions about the Chalet School and Elinor Brent-Dyer; £20.00 

Garnett, Eve - Further Adventures of the Family from One End Street Middx: Puffin, 1971 Pbk; Vg-; clean copy; £7.00 

Saville, Malcolm  

Where's My Girl? Armada, 1978 - 1st Thus 1978 Pbk; hard to find title; Vg; name box not filled in - nice copy; a couple of very small dog eared pages; Lone Pine £30.00 

Strangers At Witchend London; Armada 1974 P/b; vg; 8vo; 192pp; nice copy, but does have crease down front cover & and name & address inside; £18.00 
















The Secret of the Gorge. Armada, 1977 Pbk, Vg; minor cover wear; scarcer pbk edition (armada) ; Lone Pine £6.00 

Not Scarlet but Gold Armada 1969 1969 1st Pbk ed. Vg-, £10.00 

Strangers At Witchend London; Armada 1974 P/b; vg; 8vo; 192pp; nice copy but crease down front cover & and name & address inside;  £18.00 

Welch, Ronald; Illus Stobbs, William  -Captain of Dragoons Puffin; 1977 - 1st Thus P/b; vg+; £20.00 

 As well as all the usual Girls Gone By books we have in stock, we have just bought in a collection from a lady who wanted to sell of some of her  copies. Thus we can offer the following books - all in lightly read, but really in as new, although 2nd hand, condition. All comes with removable  plastic covers, unless they have an * by them. The only one with any fault is Challenge that has a slight pale mark/stain on page foredges, but the previous owner was a very owner.
















Brent-Dyer - Short Stories - £16.00

Brent-Dyer-Chalet School Christmas Story Book - £10.00

Brent-Dyer - School at the Chalet - £30.00

Brent-Dyer - The New House at the Chalet School - £10.00

Brent-Dyer - The New Chalet School - £12.00

Brent-Dyer - The Chalet School in Exile - £25.00

Brent-Dyer - The Chalet School goes to it - £10.00

Brent-Dyer - Gay from China at the Chalet School - £14.00 - sold

Brent-Dyer - Three go to Chalet School - £28.00

Brent-Dyer - Carola Storms the Chalet School - £10.00

Brent-Dyer - The wrong Chalet School - £10.00

Brent-Dyer - Bride Leads the Chalet School* - £10.00

Brent-Dyer - A Chalet Girl from Kenya - £40.00

Brent-Dyer - A Genius from the chalet School - £10.00 - sold

Brent-Dyer - A Problem for the Chalet School - £35.00

Brent-Dyer - The New Mistress at the Chalet school £30.00

Brent-Dyer - Excitements at the Chalet School - £10.00

Brent-Dyer - Coming of age of the Chalet School - £12.00

Brent-Dyer - Joey & Co in tirol - £45.00

Brent-Dyer - Ruey Richardson - £10.00

Brent-Dyer - A future Chalet School Girl - £25.00

Brent-Dyer - The feud in the Chalet School - £12.00

Brent-Dyer - Redheads at the Chalet School* - £10.00

Brent-Dyer - Adrienne & the Chalet School - £20.00

Brent-Dyer - Challenge for the CS - 35.00

Brent-Dyer - Two Sams at the Chalet School - £30.00

Brent-Dyer - Althea joins the Chalet school - £45.00

Brent-Dyer - Prefects of the Chalet School - £25.00

Caroline German - Juliet of the Chalet School - £25.00

Caroline German - Deira joins the Chalet School - £10.00

C Allan - Gillian of the Chalet School - £30.00

K Bruce-Peace comes to the Chalet School - £26.00

Heather Paisley - New beginnings at the chalet school - £35.00 

Stocking fillers – Vintages Magazines & booklets

Vintage Cookery

New World Regulo-Controlled Cookers -  Fancy Breads and Cakes Made with Yeast & Using Regulo Control Radiation,1938 Stapled booklet in Vg condition; 2 available; price is 5.00GBP per booklet; 16pp; obviously not used as have survived the years remarkably well - date produced appears to be May 1938; brightly coloured covers - green, brown & yellow; illustrated internally in b/w; £5.00  Sunny Stories New Series No 284 London :  Newnes  1964 1964 Pbk, small 8vo, stapled spine , Vg ; nice bright condition; no writing inside; no pen or pencil inside; £3.00  







 Sunny Stories New Series No 158 London : Newnes 1961 Pbk, small 8vo, stapled spine , Vg ; nice bright condition; no writing inside; no pen or pencil inside; £3.00  

 Sunny Stories New Series No 155 London : Newnes 1961 Pbk, small 8vo, stapled spine , Vg ; nice bright condition; no writing inside; no pen or pencil inside; £3.00 








  Sunny Stories New Series No 164 London : Newnes 1961 Pbk, small 8vo, stapled spine , Vg ; nice bright condition; no writing inside; no pen or pencil inside; £3.00 








Sunny Stories New Series No 161 London : Newnes 1961 Pbk, small 8vo, stapled spine , Vg ; nice bright condition; no writing inside; no pen or pencil inside; £3.00 








Sunny Stories New Series No 160 London : Newnes 1961 Pbk, small 8vo, stapled spine , Vg ; nice bright condition; no writing inside; no pen or pencil inside; £3.00 








Sunny Stories New Series No 172 London : Newnes 1961 Pbk, small 8vo, stapled spine , Vg ; nice bright condition; no writing inside; no pen or pencil inside; £3.00 








Daily Mail book of christmas recipes  Thick booklet of 1950's appearance; 2nd edition; originally priced at 1/6; pp144; stapled spine; index; period illustrations; Vg-;6.00GBP sold

Home Cookery - Christmas Cookery December 1920 no 329 - 9"x6"; stapled spine; attractive illustrated paper covers; vg-; page edges browning - 8.00GBP sold

Home Cookery no 317 - 9"x6"; stapled spine; attractive illustrated paper covers; g+; page edges browning; very worn along spine - 8.00GBP sold

Although we have sold these cookery recipe booklets we have many more - although not necessarily christmas ones, I would have to check. They range from the 1920's onwards.  If you ar einterested please contact us and I will rummage through our box for you.


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