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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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William's Television Show, Crompton, Richmal
3 Crompton, Richmal William's Television Show
George Newnes Limited, London 1958 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover Henry, Thomas 
256 pages (complete). The book will be supplied with a facsimile jacket. A generously owned copy. The covers have wear, scuffing. They are secure and comfortable. The contents have much evidence of use and handling. They have some handling marks here and there. Otherwise, the pages are comfortable, eager, clean, clear, contented. fk 
Price: 23.75 USD
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Dirty Beasts, Dahl, Roald
4 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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5 Finnemore, John Three School Chums (The Teddy Lester Books No.1)
Latimer House Limited, London 1949 Reprint Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 
216 pages (complete). A convivial copy. The boards have wear, storage marks and stains, scuffing. They are passive and steady. The frontispage has a gift inscription (not from the author!). The contents are genial. They have aged gently, consequently there is foxing, wear, there are occasional marks. However, the contents are also certain, comfortable, clean, clear, assured. fk 
Price: 71.25 USD
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The Big Book of Fair Tales, Jerrold, Walter
6 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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The Raid, Johns, Capt. W E
7 Johns, Capt. W E The Raid
John Hamilton, Ltd., London 1935 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 
221 pages plus 30 advertising pages (complete). The W E Johns website page admits that it is difficult to ascertain a true first edition of this book (the story was first published in "Wings" magazine, whose publisher was the same as for the book). After consulting a copy in the Bodleian Library (dated stamped May 1935) they conclude that a true first edition (such as this copy) Binding:  Crest (publisher's) on spine. Orange cloth and black lettering.  Blind front.Titles at front of book:  Lists 4 non-fiction plus 7 titles by W. E. Johns opposite title page.  Under author on title page : 'Editor of Popular Flying'.  Pages run from 7 - 221.  No illustrations.Catalogue at back: Undated 'Aviation General'. Pages 7 - 30. Plus advert for Wings on inside back cover.  Amongst entries in catalogue states that The Black Peril, The Raid, plus one more non-WEJ are new titles. Also to be noted is that Johns was listed as a Flying-Officer and as a Captain on page 17 of the advertising pages. The boards of this copy are scuffed, a little worn from shelving and use, mildly marked. The spine is lightly sunned. There are some storage marks. It is fit and sure. The boards are steady. The page trims are flecked with foxing. The early pages have foxing. The bulk of the contents are mellowed, clean, clear, comfortable, congenial, pleasing, still eager. fk 
Price: 109.25 USD
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The Tree That Sat Down, Nichols, Beverley
8 Nichols, Beverley The Tree That Sat Down
Jonathan Cape, London 1945 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover Sale, Isobel and John Morton 
302 pages (complete). A gentle copy of Beverley Nichols' first evergreen children's book. The boards are much worn, marked all about from storage. They have strips of sunning. They are also steady, sound. The contents are placid and contented. Printed according to wartime economic standards. The pages are clean, clear, comfortable, kindly, sweet. fk 
Price: 61.75 USD
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Cannibal Adventure, Price, Willard
9 Price, Willard Cannibal Adventure
Jonathan Cape, London 1972 0224006630 / 9780224006637 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover Marriott, Pat 
245 pages (complete). A contentedly owned copy. The boards have wear, scuffing and marks. They are still steady, sound, sure. The contents have light storage and handling marks. They are comfortable, certain, clean, clear. fk 
Price: 38.00 USD
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Heidi, Spyri, Johanna ; White, Helene S (trans)
10 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
11 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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