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Image for Uncle Tom's Cabin - A Story of the Slave Days in America - adapted from the story by Harriet Beecher Stowe (The Childrens' Picture Classics)

Uncle Tom's Cabin - A Story of the Slave Days in America - adapted from the story by Harriet Beecher Stowe (The Childrens' Picture Classics)

By: N/A

Price: $39.90

Publisher: Samuel Griffiths & Company Ltd., at the Carmelite Press, Cape Town: 1950?

Seller ID: 80id


39 pages (complete). A much owned copy of this evocatively illustrated and adapted edition of "Uncle Tom's Cabin". The boards have wear, scuffing, handling and shelving marks all about. The cloth spine too has wear. Both the boards and spine are benign, quietly healthy. The contents are comfortable and eager. The binding is a trifle off balance but the page bundle is secure, certain. The pages are clean, clear, competent, assured. fk View more info

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Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale's Golden Book of Songs & Ballads

By: N/A

Price: $85.50

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton: 1920?

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 50iz


198 pages (complete). A comfortably aging copy. Of note is the inscription on the front pastedown. Research indicates that this is from Sir J G Kotzé - who was, amongst many other achievements, in conflict, as the first Chief Justice of the ZAR (appointed by Shepstone). Kruger's departure did his career no end of good and his career as a jurist is held in the highest esteem. The book has a clear plastic protective cover (scruffy). The boards are comfortable and ... View more info

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Beano Book (No. 2)

By: N/A

Price: $1,900.00

Publisher: D C Thomson & Co. Ltd., London, Manchester, Dundee: 1940

Seller ID: 78kl


143 pages (complete). A VERY, VERY RARE copy of the second "Beano Book" (published in 1940 for 1941). The characters include: Big Eggo, Lord Snooty and his Pals, Pansy Potter, Contrary Mary, Puffing Billy, Dingo the Doggie, Wee Peem, Cocky Dick, Frosty McNab, Hairy Dan, Wily Willy Winkie, Brainy Bill and many others. A comfortable, well owned copy, that is still in surprisingly good repair. The cover has Big Egoo looking on as all the existing characters burs... View more info

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The Treasure of Chin-Loo - And Other Stories of Adventure

By: Blake, Paul ; Bolton, F H ; Pearson, Alec G ; Hervey, H ; Johnston, William ; Herries, M S

Price: $28.50

Publisher: The Religious Tract Society, London: 1911

Seller ID: bxtv


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 View more info

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Tarzan's Quest

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Price: $66.50

Publisher: Methuen & Co., Ltd., London: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bwba


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 View more info

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The Rectory Umbrella and Mischmasch

By: Carroll, Lewis

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Cassell and Company, Limited: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1kg


193 pages (complete). A tranquil copy. First edition of the last two of the eight manuscript magazines Charles Dodgson compiled as a child and as a youth. The boards have scuffing, wear about the edges, corners and seams, handling and shelving marks. They are steady, sure, benign. Within, the frontispage has a wide open tear. Otherwise, the contents are amiable and friendly. There are some handling marks, some very occasional age marks. Otherwise, the contents ar... View more info

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William's Television Show

By: Crompton, Richmal

Price: $23.75

Publisher: George Newnes Limited, London: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cgvz


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 View more info

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William and the Masked Ranger

By: Crompton, Richmal

Price: $68.40

Publisher: George Newnes Limited, London: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 59jn


176 pages (complete). A cheerful copy. The dustjacket is bright. It has some wear, scuffing about, some rubbing. It is secure and sure. The boards are smart. The corners do have some shallow wear. The contents are in excellent condition. The frontispage has a school presentation label. Otherwise, the pages are thick, fresh, keen, clean and clear - as if almost new! fk View more info

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Dirty Beasts

By: Dahl, Roald

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd., London: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bxuo


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 View more info

Three School Chums (The Teddy Lester Books No.1)

By: Finnemore, John

Price: $71.25

Publisher: Latimer House Limited, London: 1949

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 27hs


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 View more info

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Carlotti Joins the Team

By: Hawthorn, Mike

Price: $56.05

Publisher: Cassell & Co. Ltd, London: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32kj


166 pages (complete). Ex-library (Kimberley Boys High School Junior Libraries) copy with consequent stamps, residue, annotations, marks, use, wear. This thrilling adventure story for young motor racing enthusiasts is the first of an intended series upon which Mike Hawthorn embarked on his retirement, stories with a fictional plot set against the real-life background of international racing that had been Mike Hawthorn's life. The chairman of Cassell wrote a most affecti... View more info

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William Wigglewhistle

By: Heyneman, Anne

Price: $66.50

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York / Charles Scribner's Sons Ltd., London: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 58jd


Complete. A much owned and avidly enjoyed copy. The boards are grubby, worn, steady. They are resolutely secure. The contents have much evidence of energetic ownership. There are scribbles on the end papers. A page towards the end of the story has an open tear (this is unobtrusive). The pages are much worn, much marked from handling and use. The evidence of repeated enjoyment is seen throughout. Nonetheless, the pages are comfortable, convivial, contented, clear... View more info

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The Big Book of Fair Tales

By: Jerrold, Walter

Price: $104.50

Publisher: Blackie and Son, Limited, London and Glasgow: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: adwg


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... View more info

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The Raid

By: Johns, Capt. W E

Price: $109.25

Publisher: John Hamilton, Ltd., London: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 51hu


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.  Bl... View more info

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Worrals Investigates :A further adventure in the career of Joan Worralson and her friend "Frecks" Lovell, onoe time of the WAAF

By: Johns, Captain W E

Price: $42.75

Publisher: Lutterworth Press, London: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 63io


173 pages (complete). A pleasing copy of this first edition of "Worrals Investigates" - the final story in the 'Worrals' series. Worrals was based Amy Johnson and Pauline Gower - two of thrilling aviators of Johns' acquaintance. The dustjacket of this copy (price snipped) appears faded but is true. It does have wear, creasing and scuffing. It is also comfortable and secure. The boards are healthy. They have mild shelving wear to the edges and a very few sto... View more info

The Land of Green Ginger

By: Langley, Noel

Price: $190.00

Publisher: Kestrel Books: 1977

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 22le


197 pages (complete). A comforting copy. Langley and Ardizzone came together to produce this wonderfully memorable book. Indeed, the book's success when it was first published in 1937 led, in part, to Langley being auditioned as a screenwriter for the job of adapting L. Frank Baum's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to film. In 11 days, he provided a 43-page adaptation. Changes he introduced to the story we the inclusion of the actors playing the Tin Woodman, the Scare... View more info

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Kiddie the Scout

By: Leighton, Robert

Price: $47.50

Publisher: C Arthur Pearson Ltd., London: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15ks


224 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The boards are mild-mannered. They have wear about the edges, corners, seams. The spine has handling and shelving marks, wear. It is sure and fit. The boards do have some mild scuffing. They are otherwise benign. The contents are pleasing. There is some user creasing and wear, there are occasional blots of age marks and foxing. Otherwise, the contents are contented, clean, clear, genial, certain, eager to be read. fk View more info

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The Last Battle - a story for children

By: Lewis, C S

Price: $142.50

Publisher: The Bodley Head, London: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 69if


184 pages (complete). The book is accompanied by a facsimile dustjacket. A comfortable copy. The boards are sure. They have wear about the edges and corners and seams from handling and storage. They are scuffed, mildly marked from handling. They are steady, sure. The frontis paper have residue marks from scotch-tape. There is a previous owner notation. There are creases from use and handling. The front pastedown has the clipped blurb from the original dustjacket... View more info

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The Last Battle - a story for chldren

By: Lewis, C S

Price: $57.00

Publisher: The Bodley Head, London: 1958

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 39kk


184 pages (complete). A placid copy. The dustjacket is scruffy. It has foxing, marks, scuffing, wear all about. However, it is comfortably secure. The boards are simple, steady. They have mild shelving wear to the edges and corners. The page-trims have storage marks and foxing. The marks occasionally seep over the edge of some pages. However, this is minimal. In general, and by far, the contents are clean, clear, contented, certain, agreeable. fk View more info

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The Magician's Nephew

By: Lewis, C S

Price: $76.00

Publisher: The Bodley Head, London: 1958

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 38kk


183 pages (complete). Second Edition. A healthy copy. The dustjacket is scruffy. It has foxing, wear, scuffing, marks all about. It is secure and comfortable. The boards are simple, hale, secure. There is light shelving wear to the edges. The contents are most pleasing. They are fresh, clean, clear, keen. fk View more info