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The Treasure of Chin-Loo - And Other Stories of Adventure, Blake, Paul ; Bolton, F H ; Pearson, Alec G ; Hervey, H ; Johnston, William ; Herries, M S
1 Blake, Paul ; Bolton, F H ; Pearson, Alec G ; Hervey, H ; Johnston, William ; Herries, M S The Treasure of Chin-Loo - And Other Stories of Adventure
The Religious Tract Society, London 1911 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover Speed, Lancelot 
279 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The illustrated boards are genial and kindly. There is wear all about. The boards have scuffing, marks. The back board has storage staining. Within, the contents are most satisfying. The pages are tight, clean, clear, thick, congenial, pleasing. fk 
Price: 28.50 USD
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Tarzan's Quest, Burroughs, Edgar Rice
2 Burroughs, Edgar Rice Tarzan's Quest
Methuen & Co., Ltd., London 1938 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 
296 pages (complete). A comfortable, companionable copy. The boards have storage wear and scuffing. They are benign and healthy. The frontispage has had a previous owner signature snipped away. The contents are most agreeable. There are some very mild handling marks to some edges. Otherwise, the pages are clean, clear, contented, certain, satisfactory. fk 
Price: 66.50 USD
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Dirty Beasts, Dahl, Roald
3 Dahl, Roald Dirty Beasts
Jonathan Cape Ltd., London 1983 0224020536 / 9780224020534 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover Fawcett, Rosemary 
Complete. A lovely copy of the first edition of Dahl's characteristically anarchic verses for children. The boards are neat, bright, solid. The contents have evidence of careful, contented wear throughout. Nonetheless, the pages are clean, clear, bright, vivid, terrifying! fn 
Price: 9.50 USD
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The Big Book of Fair Tales, Jerrold, Walter
4 Jerrold, Walter The Big Book of Fair Tales
Blackie and Son, Limited, London and Glasgow 1911 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover Robinson, Charles 
344 pages (complete) but frontispiece is absent. A generously owned copy. The red boards are worn, scuffed and marked all about. The gilt titling is benign if somewhat worn. The spine has handling and shelving wear to the head and foot. It has been mildly rubbed. The boards are sound and sure. Within, the contents have been eagerly perused and read. The front and end pages have childish doodlings and annotations. Some of the black and white illustrations have been 'assisted' by childish creative urges, and coloured pencils have been carefully and generously applied. The contents have ample evidence of very contented use throughout. However, the pages are in general, and by far, clean and clear, energetic and eager, agreeable and assured. fk 
Price: 104.50 USD
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Tiger Adventure, Price, Willard
5 Price, Willard Tiger Adventure
Jonathan Cape, London 1979 0224016741 / 9780224016742 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Good Hardcover 
240 pages (complete). A rare hardback copy of a Willard Price 'Adventure' story. Even more unusually, it is in most satisfying condition. The dustjacket is bright and thrilling. It has wear about the edges, head and foot of the spine. The faces are bright. The green boards are neat and healthy. They have mild shelving wear to the edges. Within, the front pastedown has a previous ownership signature. Other than this, the contents are really most agreeable. The pages are very clean, clear, confident, engaging, fresh and smart. fk 
Price: 47.50 USD
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Heidi, Spyri, Johanna ; White, Helene S (trans)
6 Spyri, Johanna ; White, Helene S (trans) Heidi
George G Harrap & Company Ltd 1924 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover Anderson, Anne 
329 pages (complete). First publication of this edition with simply lovely illustrations from the busy Anne Anderson. The illustrated boards are characterful. They are placid. There is wear to the edges, scuffing and some light marking. Within, the contents are mild-mannered. There are freckles of foxing throughout. However, the pages are clean, thick, clear, kindly, assured. fk 
Price: 47.50 USD
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The Rose Fairy Book, Strang, Mrs Herbert
7 Strang, Mrs Herbert The Rose Fairy Book
Henry Frowde Hodder & Stoughton, London 1912 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover Govey, Lilian A 
303 pages (complete). A much owned copy. Mrs Henry Strang was also Mr Henry Strang, who was in turn two men from Oxford who decided to write and publish childrens' stories and books. The thick boards are decorated and titled in gilt (worn and wistful), small circle coloured plate (weary but pretty). The boards are worn and scuffed and marked all about from handling and shelving. They are sound and secure. The front pastedown has a small picture of the French General Joffe affixed. The first pages have been subjected to determined childish inscriptions. The pages are genially aging. They are a little tanned here and there, there are flushes of foxing throughout. However, the contents are kindly, the illustrations (especially the coloured plates (vivid and bright)) are pretty and pleasing. The pages are clear, comfortable, comforting, assured. fk 
Price: 142.50 USD
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