Paul A. Whyles - Second-Hand Books
Children's Sorted By Author's Surname - Section S

Sanderson, Lord - Four Stories for Children. 'The Story of the Forty Wise Men, or, Honesty is the Best Policy'; 'The Story of the Chinese Student Who was Pulled into a Picture, or, Do as Your are Bid'; 'The Story of Munachar and Manchar, or, Enough is as Good as a Feast'; and 'The Real Story of Old Mother Hubbard, or, Do not Take what does Not belong to You'. Wells Gardner, Darrton & Co., 1911, 1st. 7" x 5¼", 56pp plus 1 plate, brick-red paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated with a monochrome frontispiece drawing. Spine sunned; slight corner rounding; inscription on front-free endpaper; side of endpapers facing paste-downs browned; pale-yellow crayon highlight to frontispiece (very neat); good, solid, clean copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:5366 / Price £10.00]

Santa - Santa's Toy Shop. Dean Board Books, 1980s (copyright 1979, 1980). Illustrated with coloured drawings. 8" x 6½", 6 boards (12 sides), narrow quarter cloth with colour illustrated board. Top-front corner slightly bumped; slight edge-foxing?; very good plus (no inscriptions, not ex-library).
[Order code:3158 / Price £5.00]

Saunders, John R. - The Question and Answer Book of Nature. Odhams, 1967 reprint. 11¼" x 8", 60pp, illustrated laminated boards, hb. Index. Illustrated throughtout with colour drawings by Donald Moss. Very good.
[Order code:4203 / Price £4.00]

Savery, Constance - Redhead at School. Lutterworth. Savery, Constance - Redhead at School. Lutterworth, 1951, 1st. Charity was accustomed to having what she wanted, and she did not want school. Sent there, she ran away, and kept on running. So at last her father despatched her to Falchester on a visit, and unsuspecting, Charity did not find out until too late that she was not to return home, but to live at the Vicarage and go to the High School with the Chevenix children. Smarting with injured pride, Charity behaved like an evil-tempered icicle. But the Chevenixes were such a large and lively family that it wasn/t possible to stay on bad terms with them; and, though her temper got her into the most hair-raising situations there, Charity liked the High School. Life was suddenly good. But it was still far from placid... (wrapper flap). 7½" x 4¾", 128pp plus 1 plate, green cloth, black blocking, hardback. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece. Slightly sunned spine; the odd edge fox spot; very good (no inscriptions, no bumps, not ex-library) complete with good (slightly sunned spine; 1½" tear down back edge of spine from top; wear to head/foot of spine; edge-wear; small rub to front panel; 'dusty') wrapper, not price-cut.
[Order code:17675 / Price £3.00]

Schirmann, Li - Nosy Friday. Translated by Anthea Bell. Grasshopper Book; Abelard-Schuman, 1974. 126pp, standard paperback. Illustrated with monochrome drawings within the text by Lilo Fromm. Possibly ex-library (looks to have had the first page removed?; but there are no stamps at all); slight edge-wear; several corners creased; slight page-edge browning; very good minus (no inscriptions). Has a plastic library cover, removeable, so it in quite reasonable condition.
[Order code:17295 / Price £5.00]

Schmidt, Annie M. G. - The Island of Nose. Translated by Lance Salway. Methuen, 1977, 1st. 14" x 10¼", 50pp inc. boards and enpapers (44pp excluding boards and endpapers; page numbering starts with front-board as 'page' 1), colour illustrated laminated boards, hardback. Illustrated with 21 full-page (text on versos) colour, weird, paintings by Jan Marinus Verburg. Corners rounded; very, very slight edge-wear, very good, internally fine (no inscriptions, NOT ex-library), NO wrapper.
[Order code:14502 / Price £20.00]

School - School Friend Annual: 1955. Fleetway, 1954. 10¾" x 7½", 96pp plus 1 plate, quarter grey cloth with paper covered boards, front colour illustrated, hb. Stories: 'Wanted - A Pet for Jennifer' by Ida Melbourne, 'That Baffling Bungalow-on-Wheels' by Jane Preston, 'Carwyn Foils a Puppet Plot' by Patricia Stott, 'Dinah and the Elusive Film Star' by Shirley Dene, 'A Prefect in the Family!' by Stella Stirling, 'Trudy's Strangest Journey' by Penelope Desmond, 'Cousin Chris Learns His Lesson' by Wendy Wilkin, plus 8 picture stories. Colour frontispiece with monochrome drawings within the text. Spine cloth splitting at top/front (2¾"), spine faded, edge and corner wear, very slight rubbing to boards, pric-cut, internally very good, no wrapper.
[Order code:4987 / Price £5.00]

School - School Friend Annual, 1956. Fleetway. 10¾" x 7¾", 128pp plus 1 plate, quarter purple cloth with colour illustrated paper sides, hardback. Stories by Ida Melbourne, Shirley Dene, Jane Preston, Stella Stirling, Dorothy Alford, Penelope Desmond, and Patricia Stott, plus comic-strips. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and monochrome drawings within the text and as comic strips. Spine sunned; neat Xmas inscription at top of title-page; the fox spot(s); very good (no bumps, not ex-library, hardbaly any edge-wear) not price-clipped; no wrapper. Nice copy.
[Order code:5282 / Price £6.00]

School - School Friend Annual, 1956. Fleetway. 10¾" x 7¾", 128pp plus 1 plate, quarter red cloth with colour illustrated paper sides, hb. Stories by Ida Melbourne, Shirley Dene, Jane Preston, Stella Stirling, Dorothy Alford, Penelope Desmond, and Patricia Stott, plus comic-strips. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and monochrome drawings within the text and as comic strips. Slight edge and corner wear, very good, no wrapper. Above average.
[Order code:6561 / Price £7.00]

School - Schoolgirls' Stories. Collins. Not dated, inscribed 1929. Contents: 'The New Girl' by Pamela Hinkson, 'The Ghosts of Gauntheven' by W. H. Morris, 'Thw White Lady of the Willows' by Ethel Talbot, 'Our Wild Orchids' by Rufus H. Mallinson, and 'The Over-the-Wall Girl' by Dorothea Moore. 9¼" x 6¾", not numbered (92pp plus 3 plates), colour illustrated paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, 2 monochrome plates and within the text with monochrome drawings. Spine dulled; slight edge and corner wear; some rubbing to top 1" of front board; prize inscription on verso of frontispiece (the book does not have free-endpapers, as issued); cover bright, internally clean, quite solid, no wrapper.
[Order code:8132 / Price £12.00]

School - School Friend Annual 1955. Fleetway. 1954. 10¾" x 7½", 96pp plus 1 plate, quarter grey cloth with paper covered boards, front colour illustrated, hardback. Stories: 'Wanted - A Pet for Jennifer' by Ida Melbourne, 'That Baffling Bungalow-on-Wheels' by Jane Preston, 'Carwyn Foils a Puppet Plot' by Patricia Stott, 'Dinah and the Elusive Film Star' by Shirley Dene, 'A Prefect in the Family!' by Stella Stirling, 'Trudy's Strangest Journey' by Penelope Desmond, 'Cousin Chris Learns His Lesson' by Wendy Wilkin, plus 8 picture stories. Colour frontispiece with monochrome drawings within the text. Very slight edge/corner wear, neat name and date inscription in top-front corner of front-free endpaper, the odd fox spot hear and there, very good, no wrapper, not price-cut. Above average.
[Order code:9032 / Price £6.00]

School - School Friend Annual. 1953. Fleetway. 11" x 8", 94pp plus 1 plate, quarter light-brown cloth with paper covered boards, front colour illustrated, back monochrome Cadburys advert (game), hardback. Contents: The Silent Three at No Man's Tower (strip); Sue Saves the Day by Ida Melbourne; The Model Village Mystery (strip); Two Smart Girls and Bessie! by Penelope Desmond; Flame's Finest Race (strip); Scamp in Charge by Ida Melbourne; Loyal to the Young Cavalier (strip); The Holiday Camp Stowaway by Enid Boyten [note NOT Blyton; a deliberate con-trick no doubt and quite a few dealers fall for it even now...); Rivals of the Winter Sports (strip); Robin Hood's Challenge by Stella Stirling; Peril for Jill Crusoe (strip); Cousin Bill Meets His Match by Ida Melbourne; Her Masquerade in Mexico (strip); Chatterbox - That Puzzling Jungle Pet by Elizabeth Chester. Illustrated with monochrome drawings within the text and a colour frontispiece. Edge and corner wear, slight page-edge browning, 2 x 1" tears to lower margin of frontispiece, good, clean copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:10077 / Price £6.00]

School - School Friend Annual 1955. Fleetway. 10¾" x 7½", 96pp plus 1 plate, quarter light-blue cloth with paper covered boards, front colour illustrated, hardback. Contents: A Christmas Mystery for the Silent Three (strip); Wanted - A Pet for Jennifer by Ida Melbourne; Loyal to King Charles (strip); That Baffling Bungalow-on-Wheels by Jane Preston; The Case of the Fourth Form Japer (strip); Carwyn Foils a Puppet Plot by Patricia Stott; The Masked Gondolier (strip); Dinah and the Elusive Film Star by Shirley Dene; Their Secret Task at the Flower Carnival (strip); A Prefect in the Family! by Stella Stirling; Dilly Plans Tea for Two (strip); Trudy's Strangest Journey by Penelope Desmond; Flashing Gem Comes to School (strip); Cousin Chris Learns His Lesson by Wendy Wilkin; Dilly's Channel Swim, anon. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and monochrome drawings within the text. Spine slightly sunned, slight edge-wear, Xmas inscription at head of front paste-down, back endpapers browned/foxed, good, clean copy, no wrapper. Above average.
[Order code:10078 / Price £6.00]

School - School Friend Annual 1952. Amalgamated Press (Fleetway). 11" x 8", 96pp plus 1 plate, quarter brown cloth, paper covered boards (front colour illustrated: Pets Show; back monochrome Bournville Cocoa game-advert), hardback. Contents: Unmasked by the Silent Three! (verbose strip); Cousin Bill's Busy Day: Lordly Bill Had Been looking Forward to a Really lazy Time, But Babs had Other Ideas by Ida Melbourne (text); The House of the Singing Doves: Shirley Gray Tells of a romantic Adventure in China (verbose strip); That Odd Elepahnt Ranji: Why Did He Behave so Queerly? Susie Found the Answer by Enid Blyton (text); Terry Brent's Strangest Case: The Famous Detecive is Challenged by A Daring Girl Crook (verbose strip); The Secret of the Elusive Red Book: An Intriguing Story of Clever Trudy Taylor and Her Travelling Library by Penelope Desmond (text); When Strangers Come to paradise Isle (strip); Dilly Dreem - The Lovable Duffer (strip); Leave it to Jenny!: When Troubles Loomed Ahead, the Watson Family had One Guiding Motto... by Evelyn Day (text); For England and Good Queen Bess (verbose strip); Barred From Mystery Manor: Never Had Patsy, the Girl Reporter, Faced Such a Baffling Problem by Jane Preston (text); Kim the Messenger of the Wilds (verbose strip); Jess and the Laughing Highwayman: A Delightful Tale of an Old-Time Christmas by Stella Stirling (text); Bimbo and the Laydbird (strip); The Phantom Ship of Smugglers' Bay (verbose strip); Merry Matilda Wins a Crown (strip); The Spoilt Girl at Sunshine Ranch: But Kit's Clever Scheme Cured Her at Last! by Elizabeth Chester (text). Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and throughtout the text with monochrome drawings. Xmas inscription in top-front corner of front paste-down, title-page browned round the edges due to reaction with frontispiece paper coating, last page facing back endpaper a bit browned, slight page edge browning elsewhere in varying degress (different paper stocks), slight edge wear, NOT price-cut, a nice, clean copy, no wrapper. Above average.
[Order code:10756 / Price £9.00]

School - The Schoolboy's Annual: Tales of School Life, Sport and Adventure. RTS/Boy's Own Paper, not dated, inscribed 1934. 11" x 8", 128pp plus 4 plates, quarter red cloth, colour illustrated paper covered boards (back cover is a Bassett's Liquorice Allsorts advert), hardback. Contents: The Clipper Ship: How a Ship's Name Inspired a Boy by Rachel Van Dorn, illus. Savile Lumley; A Message from Mars: A Modern Story of Wireless Thrills by Arthur Russell, illus. Thos. Summerfield; The Coloured Ink Enthusiats by H.A.F. [verse]; Blundell's Parrot: The Bird Which Shocked the Headmaster by John Ll. Roberts, illus. J. R. Burgess; Hunted by Lions: An Explorer's Thrilling Adventure by Capt. Louis Bowler, illus. ?; The Shock of a Lifetime: A Humorous Cricket Story by Wallace Carr, illus. H. M. Brock; The Tenderfoot's Triumph: A Young Scout Makes Good by Michael Derring, illus. Robert Strange; The Adventrue of the Lonely Farmhouse: The Robbery that Failed by Frank Davis, illus. E. E. Briscoe; The Hall of Punishment: Intrigue in Hidden By-ways of China by A. S. Roe, illus. R. Simmons; At the Tail of the Kookaburra: British Boys' Keen Air Competition by 'An Australian', illus. R. B. Davies; The Lion's Whelp:A Boy's Dashing Move for Drake by G. Godfrey Sellick, illus. E. E. Briscoe; The Chain of Luck: Rival Schools in Search of a Lost Mascot by Alfred Judd, illus. P. G. Ebbutt; Jack Langley's Last Fight: How a Highwayman was Captured by Ruse by W. F. Clifford, illus. E. E. Briscoe; Strange Adventures of Ships: An Article on Curious Salvage Operations by G. Gibbard Jackson, illus. ?; Fido: Fun with the Dog with the Right Coloured Hair by V. M. Methley, illus. E. Baker; Hidden Larders of the Pole: How Explorers Find Provisions in Arctic Zones by Basil Fuller, illus. ?; The Fellow We'd Like: The Right Kind of Boy! to Meet by Ian Drag [verse]; The Sand Storm: Jack's Gallant Rescue in the Desert Storm by Robert Harding, illus. Frederick Garnett. Illustrated with monochrome drawings within the text and with 4 colour plates by Stanley L. Wood, Ellis Silas (2) and R. J. Vandenbergh. Spine sunned, edge and corner wear, small rub to hand of rightmost player on front board, a few edge fox spots, very slight foxing to endpapers, the odd fox spot elsewhere, Xmas inscription on verso of frontispiece, 3" tear to page 65/66 (now repaired with filmoplast), nice, solid, clean copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:13131 / Price £10.00]

School - School Friend Annual, 1954. Fleetway (alias Amalgamated Press). 10¾" x 7¾", 94pp plus 1 plate, quarter cloth with colour illustrated paper sides (back is monochrome advert for School Friend Weekly), harback. Stories by Ida Melbourne, Jane Preston, Penelope Desmond, Patricia Stott, Judy Thomas, Enid Boyten (sic NOT Blyton), and Stella Stirling plus comic-strips. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and monochrome drawings within the text and as comic strips. Spine sunned; corner wear; slight edge-wear; name and address written on front-free endpaper; 1" (just into picture) tear to foot of frontispiece; some foxing; some very neat and well chosen colouring; quite a lot of tears and chips to lower margins of pages; good only but serviceable; NO wrapper; not price-cut. Reading/nostalgia copy, not collectable condition but great fun.
[Order code:14841 / Price £2.00]

School - School Sports Stories for Boys. Anon. School - School Sports Stories for Boys. Publisher not stated (no page missing, just not stated), not dated, inscribed 1936. 10½" x 7½", not numbered (140pp inc. free endpapers plus 4 plates), quarter blue cloth, paper covered boards (front colour illustrated: blonde blue eyed boy throwing a football), hardback. All stories anon. Illustrated with 4 colour plates and with monochrome drawings within the text. Sunned spine; edge-wear; corner-wear; pen squiggles in lower-ront-quarter of front-board; boards slightly 'dusty'; inscription at head of front-free endpaper; squiggles on front-free endpaper; squiggle on title-page; squiggles on a couple more pages (these squiggles don't amount to much; you can erase them but the paper is such that it will 'raise' its finnish and the result will be worse than keeping the squiggle, in my opinion anyway); page-edge browning; the odd fox spoe; good, solid copy, no wrapper. A quite scarce title; and an object lesson in anonymity!
[Order code:14874 / Price £10.00]

School - School Friend Annual. 1953. Fleetway. 11" x 8", 94pp plus 1 plate, quarter red cloth with paper covered boards, front colour illustrated, back monochrome Cadburys advert (game), hardback. Contents: The Silent Three at No Man's Tower (verbose strip); Sue Saves the Day by Ida Melbourne; The Model Village Mystery (strip); Two Smart Girls and Bessie! by Penelope Desmond; Flame's Finest Race (strip); Scamp in Charge by Ida Melbourne; Loyal to the Young Cavalier (verbose strip); The Holiday Camp Stowaway by Enid Boyten [note NOT Blyton; a deliberate con-trick no doubt and quite a few dealers fall for it even now...); Rivals of the Winter Sports (verbose strip); Robin Hood's Challenge by Stella Stirling; Peril for Jill Crusoe (strip); Cousin Bill Meets His Match by Ida Melbourne; Her Masquerade in Mexico (strip); Chatterbox - That Puzzling Jungle Pet by Elizabeth Chester. Illustrated with monochrome drawings within the text and a colour frontispiece. Edge and corner wear; slight edge-foxing; boards slightly 'dusty'; short Xmas inscription in top-front corner of front paste-down; small name written in top-front corner of front-free endpaper (newsagents reservation I think); the odd slight internal fox spot(s); pencilled indications of reading on the contents list (this will probably erase but the paper is such that attempting it would probably cause more damage than it cures); tear/creases to lower-front corner of page 77/78 (now repaired with filmoplast); similar tear to next page (also reparied); good, perfectly adequate copy; actually a bit above average but not really collectible standard (no wrapper); not price-cut.
[Order code:15945 / Price £3.00]

School - Schoolgirls' Album 1945. Gerald G. Swan, 1st. Contents: Rival Societies by Marjorie Norton; Trouble in the Lower Fifth by F. Baron; Too Clever by Half by Elizabeth Ryley; A Test of Courage by C. H. Falcon; Scholarship Girl by Angela Carol; A Credit to the School by David Morris; The Tricks of Trix by Winifred Norling; The New Girl at Valecroft by Winifred Bear; Mystery at St Mildred's by Particia Westley; The Haunted Island by James Jordan; The Dark-Eyed Stranger by Winifred Bear; That Country Cousin by Doris M. Walters; A Couple of Cowards by Winifred Bear. 9½" x 7½", 96pp inc. both covers, quarter blue cloth with light-card sides (front colour illustrated), paperback. Illustrated with monochrome drawings within the text by J. McCail. Spine slightly sunned; covers worn/'dusty'/marked/creased; blacked-out inscription inside front cover; ¾" tear to foot of page 47/48; good only but contents clean; printed on war-time economy paper which is quite good quality.
[Order code:16190 / Price £5.00]

School - School Friend Annual 1951. Fleetway. Contents: That Bounder, Cyril Bannister! by Enid Boyton; The Mystery of the Music Room by Shirley Dene; Rhoda's Pupil in the Rajah's Palace by Denise Stanley; The Disguise that Bluffed the Prefects by Evelyn Day; The Stranded Co-eds by Dorothy Page; A Parrot, A Wreck and A Riddle by Hazel Armitage; Her Friend the Texan Outlaw by Renee Frazer; The Testing of the New Gril by Janet McKibbin; That Amazing French Tutor by Rhoda Fleming; Rivals of the Pets House by Ida Melbourne. 11" x 8", 94pp, quarter light-brown cloth with paper covered boards, front colour illustrated, hardback. Slightly sunned spine; 2 slight creases to front-board paper cover (from new); the front-board has also been used as a rest once and there are a number of slight depressions (only visible at an angle to light, it won't photograph); usual edge-wear; boards slightly 'dusty'; slight edge-foxing; good (no inscriptins, no bumps, not ex-library) solid, clean copy, not price-cut, no wrapper.
[Order code:16392 / Price £10.00]

School - School Friend Annual 1952. Fleetway. 11" x 8", 96pp plus 1 plate, quarter brown cloth, paper covered boards (front colour illustrated: Pets Show; back monochrome Bournville Cocoa game-advert), hardback. Contents: Unmasked by the Silent Three! (verbose strip); Cousin Bill's Busy Day: Lordly Bill Had Been looking Forward to a Really lazy Time, But Babs had Other Ideas by Ida Melbourne (text); The House of the Singing Doves: Shirley Gray Tells of a romantic Adventure in China (verbose strip); That Odd Elepahnt Ranji: Why Did He Behave so Queerly? Susie Found the Answer by Enid Blyton (text); Terry Brent's Strangest Case: The Famous Detecive is Challenged by A Daring Girl Crook (verbose strip); The Secret of the Elusive Red Book: An Intriguing Story of Clever Trudy Taylor and Her Travelling Library by Penelope Desmond (text); When Strangers Come to paradise Isle (strip); Dilly Dreem - The Lovable Duffer (strip); Leave it to Jenny!: When Troubles Loomed Ahead, the Watson Family had One Guiding Motto... by Evelyn Day (text); For England and Good Queen Bess (verbose strip); Barred From Mystery Manor: Never Had Patsy, the Girl Reporter, Faced Such a Baffling Problem by Jane Preston (text); Kim the Messenger of the Wilds (verbose strip); Jess and the Laughing Highwayman: A Delightful Tale of an Old-Time Christmas by Stella Stirling (text); Bimbo and the Laydbird (strip); The Phantom Ship of Smugglers' Bay (verbose strip); Merry Matilda Wins a Crown (strip); The Spoilt Girl at Sunshine Ranch: But Kit's Clever Scheme Cured Her at Last! by Elizabeth Chester (text). Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and throughtout the text with monochrome drawings. Slightly sunned spine; boards 'dusty'; usual edge-wear; top-front corners rounded; slight edge-foxing; variable page-edge browning; good (no inscriptions, no bumps, not ex-library) solid, clean copy, not price-cut, no wrapper.
[Order code:16393 / Price £8.00]

School - School Friend Pets and Animal Book 1960. Fleetway. School - School Friend Pets and Animal Book 1960. Fleetway. Contains stories (full-text and strip) by many of the usual Amalgamated staff pennames; and factual articles including 'Pets in the Life of a Famous Star [Elizabeth Taylor, 2 sides with photos]. 10¾" x 7¾", 128pp plus 3 plates, colour illustrated laminted boards, hardback. Colour illustrated endpapers (different). Illustrated with 3 colour plates and throughout the text with monochrome drawings and photogrpahs (loads of cute stuff). Lower 1" of spine missing; top ¾" of spine split both sides forming a flap; slight edge-wear; short inscription in top-front corner of verso of front-free endpaper; externally good only, internally very good plus; not price-cut (no wrapper).
[Order code:16763 / Price £5.00]

School - The Schoolgirls' Own Annual 1933. Amalgamated Press. Stories: The Girl WHo Stood Aside by Marjorie Stanton; Who Shall be Bridesmaid? by Alice Stafford; The Highwayman's Daughter by Barbara Ransome; Her Pets in Peril by Louise Carlton; They Thought They Were Funny! by Joan Vincent; 'Fairy Fingers' by Lilian Slatcher; Ann's Amazing Yuletide Gift by Muriel Holden; The Lure of the Golden Box by Heather Granger; The 'Cheat' who Prospered! by Mage North; The Haunting of Hunter's Rock by Marjorie Stanton; The Forbidden Room! by Joan Inglesant; Poor Miss Peters! by Renee Frazer; A Waif that Was Not Wanted by Isobel St. Vincent; The Curlew Leader's Discovery by Mildred Gordon; plus Articles etc. 9¾" x 7¼", 224pp plus 4 plates, quarter brown cloth, paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated with 4 colour plates and throught the text with monochrome drawings by the usual Amalgamated artists. Spine slightly sunned; edge/corner-wear; front internal hing paper split but held quite well be webbing; back internal hinge split and held fairly loosely by webbing; name written in top-inside corner of front paste-down; water damage to top-front corners and top edges of about the last and first 10 pages and boards (mostly at back); good reading copy, no wrapper (originally issued with glassine wrapper).
[Order code:17319 / Price £8.50]

School - School Friend Annual 1929. Amalgamated Press. School - School Friend Annual 1929. Amalgamated Press/Fleetway. Contents: colour frontispiece; An Artful Artist!: Cliff House by Hilda Richards; The Schoolgitrl's Farewell (verse); Two Diaries; The Twins in the Caves by Joan Vincent; The Raid that Failed! (verse); Little Known Facts about Cliff House; Peter Takes the Prize: Templedene School by Renee Frazer; monochrome plate; A Lesson for Bessie: Cliff House (play) by Hilda Richards; The Legend of Cliff House (verse); The Trailing of Tim by Elsie Trevor; Prize Giving at Cliff House; The Treasure Trackers by Alma Buley; colour plate; The Treasure Hunt! ('board' game); The Imposter at the Bazaar by Hilary Marlow; The Cliff House Post Box; Fanny the Photographer by Ada Crundall; monochrome plate; April the First at Cliff House; The Dress 'Designers'! by Eileen Mckeay; Amusing Memories of Bessie Bunter; The Pretenders by Mildred Gordon; colour plate; Memories of Exciting Adventrues of the Cliff House Girls; An Amazing Theft! by Pauline Stewart; The Fourth at Housewifery by Barbara Redfern; If Poems Could Only Speak by Phyllis Howell; The Choir and the Squire by Muriel Holden; monochrome plate; What the Pets think of the Family; Leaving it to Lisbeth by Alice Stafford; Jemima's birthday Tea; Her Way to Victory by Madge Crichton; monochrome plate; Cross Word Puzzles (none completed); The Lady in Disguise by Gertrude Nelson; Our Stella (verse: Stella Stone); Sophie's Snap Album; All Through a Puppy: Girl Guide Story by Louise Carlton; Fogs! by Freda Foote; When First I Came to Greytowers (verse); My Reminiscences by Miss Bullivant's Pointer; The Part She Played: Newcombe House by Madge North; What I Think of Cliff House; Problems that have Puzzled the Cliff House Girls. 10½" x 7½", 288pp plus 7 plates, quarter blue cloth, paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated with 3 colour and 4 monochrome plates and with monochrome drawings within the text. Boards 'dusty', especially edges; spine sunned; edge-wear; bookplate on front-paste down; externally good, internally very good; no wrapper.
[Order code:18525 / Price £25.00]

School - School Friend Annual 1927. Amalgamated Press. School - School Friend Annyual 1927. Amalgamated Press/Fleetway. 10¼" x 7½", 288pp plus 7 plates, quarter blue cloth, paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated with 3 colour and 4 monochrome plates; and with monochrome drawings within the text. Spine sunned; cloth split 2½" at foot of spine/front-board; splash to lower back-board by spine; boards 'dusty'; edge-wear; front-free endpaper missing and front internal joint a bit weak in consequence; crossword neatly completed in pencil; externally good only internally very good; no wrapper.
[Order code:18575 / Price £10.00]

School - School Friend Annual 1939. Fleetway. School - School Friend Annual 1939. Fleetway (Amalgamated Press). Contents: Queer Doings at Cliff House by Hilda Richards; Rich Girl - Poor Girl? by Ida Melbourne; The Pair Who Puzzled a Party by Margery Marriott; "Bags" of Trouble for Bessie by Hilda Richards; When Pluto Took Command by Hilda Richards; Thanks to a Memory by Mavis Page; Jemima Gets them Guessing! by Hilda Richards; Who'll Buy a Schookmistress? by Elizabeth Chester; Expelled - From the Pets' House by Hilda Richards. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and within the text with monochrome drawings. Hinges, internal and external, very neatly repaired with some kind of 'magic' tape (looks to be a fairly old repair; tape clear with no discolouration [not sellotape]); edge-wear; page-edge browning; pages toned; Xmas inscription on front paste-down; a good, very reasonable copy of this edition; no wrapper.
[Order code:18696 / Price £25.00]

School - The School Friend: September 3rd 1927. Amalgamated Press. School - The School Friend: September 3rd 1927. No. 130 (New Series) Vol. 5. Amalgamated Press. Does NOT include free card. Contents: When Marjorie was Mysterious by Hilda Richards (complete story, Barbara Redfern & Co); Between Ourselves (editorial); The Cliff House Note Book; The Madcap's Mystery! by Renee Frazer (serial with synopsis; also has an odd use of a swastika in the headpiece drawing, although they crept in all over the place at this time); Their Caravan Holiday by Joan Vincent (serial with synopsis). 9" x 6½", 36pp inc. cover, single staple (as issued) magazine. Illustrated with a two-colour cover and monochrome drawings; reproduced on one of Amalgamated's photogravure press. Cover detached and split from foot of spine to stape; staple tarnished but not rusty; partial edge-sunning to cover; remarkably clean, sound copy. Does NOT include photo-card.
[Order code:18701 / Price £10.00]

Schoolboy - The Schoolboy's Annual. Boy's Own Paper, not dated, 1930s? (1934 has been added to the end of an inscription bu this is in a different hand and pencil and is not reliable). Contents: Jebel Malan by Allan Fairhurst; Gorilla versus Leopard by John H. Jordan; Lifting the Cup by R,. Wilson; Soccer Tricks by A. Cowley Shaw; The Ballad of Scarumscatterwitz: A Legend of Windywold by John Lea; The Luck of the Lindsays: New Year's Eve in Scotland by E. Collins; Can You Row a Boat Well? by E. Wrightson; Twins - Hot and Cold: A Laughable Tale of the Sea by A. Harcourt Burrage; Ringcraft at School by Hylton Cleaver [boxing]; Jerry's Jungle Christmas by Robert Harding; Green Fire by Douglas Gordon; The Lost City of El Ateuf by F. H. Mellor; The Honey Hunters: A Humorous Story of Camp Life in the New Zealand Bush by James Boswell; A Dutch Picture by Henry W. Longfellow; Good Haul!: A Brixham Trawler's Strange Catch by Geoffrey Prout; How to Make a Surf-Rider by Geoffrey Prout; The Propeller: A Stirring Tale of the Sea by Francis H. Sibson; The Ground Signal by A Lloyd Owen; Fun at the Old Manor House by Sid G. Hedges; Filial Piety by A. S. Roe; The Three Camperteers by Claude Fisher; The Kidnappers by Sercombe Griffin. 11" x 8", 160pp plus 4 plates (1 missing here), quarter red cloth, paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated with 4 colour plates (1 missing here) and with monochrome drawings within the text. Lacks 1 plate; general edge-wear; rubbing to boards; inscription on front paste-down; inscription on front-free endpaper; good only, no wrapper.
[Order code:15316 / Price £5.00]

Schoolboys - Schoolboys' Annual 1974. World Distributors. 10¾" x 7¾", 76pp, illustrated laminated boards, hardback. Illustrated in monochrome and colour. Price crossed out, near fine, no wrapper.
[Order code:7511 / Price £4.00]

Schoolgirl - Schoolgirls' Bumper Book. Collins' Clear-Type Press, not dated, probably 1920s. Contents: Dragon House by Katharine L. Oldmeadow; Indoor Games of Eastern Canada by Mary Kinley Ingraham; A Song of the Solway by Bessie J. B. Macarthur [verse]; A Terrible Night by J. Bloundelle-Burton, illus. Albert Morrow?; The Sentinel Stack by Ronald S. Lyons; A Race with Wolves: A Story of Canada by Mary Bourcher Sanford; The Poetry Game by Marjorie Gullan; How to Name the Trees in WInter by Vivian Thompson; The Grace Darling of the Lakes by George Campbell; Mysteries of Bird-Life that you may Solve by Vivian Thompson; Voices by Blanche Jones [verse]; How to Write a Successful Song by S. Gertrude Ford; A Madcap Trio by E. L. Haverfield; Bravo, Molly by L. E. Tiddeman; Wood-Engraving as a Hobby by E. L. Price; Hunter and Hunted by J. C. Bristow-Noble; Grey Streak's Escape by David Balfour [looks like a bunny story]; 9¾" x 7½", not numbered (156pp aprox. plus 4 plates), quarter cloth, paper covered boards, hardback. Illustratged with 4 colour plates and within the text with monochrome drawings. Poor; has many serious faults, see photos; beleived complete; sold as reading copy only, not in collectible condition.
[Order code:6652 / Price £1.00]

Schoolgirl - Schoolgirls' Story Bumper. Collins' Clear-Type Press, not dated, inscribed 1940. Contents: To the Rescue by Frances Cowen; The Game of Lacrosse by C. Bernard Rutley; The New Girl by Pamela Hinkson; The Story of Midac O'Finn by Katharine Tynan; Theory and Practice in Lawn Tennis by C. Bernard Rutley; Camping out in a Punt by Margaret Dobson; Wind and Wells by Joan Raxworthy; Commander of the Garrison by George Surrey; First Steps in Cricket by C. Barnard Rutley; A Terrible Quandary by Jessie Leckie Herbertson; Peggins the Claim: A Tale of African Diamond Fields by Marjorie Bevan; The Unmasking of Mistress Charlotte by S. Beresford Lucas; In Spite of Himself by Maud Diver. 9¼" x 6¾", not numbered (156pp approx. plus 3 plates), paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated with 3 colour plates and with monochrome drawings within the text. Edge-wear, very heavy to central 5" of front-board; corner-wear; Xmas inscription on front paste-down; name/date/place lightly pencilled in top-front-corner of front-free endpaper; edge-foxing; foxing at ends; the odd internal fox spot; front corners of 2 pages 'scrunged'; good, solid, clean copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:15387 / Price £10.00]

Schoolgirl - Schoolgirls' Story Bumper. Collins' Clear-Type Press, not dated, late 1930s?. Contents: To the Rescue by Frances Cowen; The Game of Lacrosse by C. Bernard Rutley; The New Girl by Pamela Hinkson; The Story of Midac O'Finn by Katharine Tynan; Theory and Practice in Lawn Tennis by C. Bernard Rutley; Camping out in a Punt by Margaret Dobson; Wind and Wells by Joan Raxworthy; Commander of the Garrison by George Surrey; First Steps in Cricket by C. Barnard Rutley; A Terrible Quandary by Jessie Leckie Herbertson; Peggins the Claim: A Tale of African Diamond Fields by Marjorie Bevan; The Unmasking of Mistress Charlotte by S. Beresford Lucas; In Spite of Himself by Maud Diver. 9¼" x 6¾", not numbered (156pp approx. plus 3 plates), paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated with 3 colour plates and with monochrome drawings within the text. Spine slightly 'dulled'; boards 'dusty'; edge-wear; edge-foxing; foxing at ends; the odd internal fox spot(s); 2 illustrations neatly coloured; good (no inscriptions, not ex-library) relatively sound and clean copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:15479 / Price £6.00]

Schoolgirl - Schoolgirls' Annual. World Distributors, copyright 1968. Contents: Stories (full text); Picture Stories; Pop and People; Things to Make; Fashion and Beauty; Hobies and Interests. This is an almost perfect example of mid 1960s artistic style; blended with old-fashioned (in that it's full-text rather than the trivialised content that had almost taken over by then and is totally in control now) textual content. A blend of old-world changing to modern-world that was the 1960s. 10¾" x 8", 128pp inc. both boards, laminated boards, hardback. Illustrated in monochrome and two-colour with drawings and photographs. Corners rounded; slight edge-wear; name and address written on front paste-down; references written in top-edge of front-free endpaper; price-clipped; the Shape Like Twiggy article has very neatly coloured tops (I thought it was original at first), likewise one illustration in 'Ye'll has a Lassie' story; very good minsu, sound copy (no wrapper).
[Order code:15946 / Price £5.00]

Schoolgirl - The Schoolgirls' Own Annual 1930. Amalgamated Press. 9¾" x 7¼", 224pp plus 4 plates, quarter cloth with paper covered boards, front colour illustrated, hardback. Contents: The Morcove Mischier Maker!: An Absorbing School Story of Betty Barton & Co by Marjorie Stanton; Holiday Happiness [as in things to do]; An Old-Time Schoolgirl: An Entertaining Story of the Days when Great-Grandmother was Young [you can add another 'great' to that now] by Ada Crundall; A Morcove Week; Betty Barton and Co! [Polly Linton; Madge Minden; Trixie Hope; Dolly Delane; Tess Trelawney; Paula Creel; Naomer Nakara and Helen Craig in case you don't already know]; Leave it to Polly: A One-Act Play Introducing the Chums of Study 12 at Morcove School by Marjorie Stanton; Our Ideal Girl [verse]; Joan's Eventful Flad-Day by Louise Carlton; Nature Notes by Naomer Nakara; The Wight (sic) Way to Dress by Paula Creel [verse]; Because of a Snowball by Hilary Marlow; The Rival Girl Riders by Muriel Holden; What Your Dreams Probably Mean by Polly Linton; Her Place in the Team: A Spirited Story of the Hockey Field by Alma Buley; On the Fringe of Fame: A Charming Story of Two Sisters by Alice Stafford; The Schoolgirl Cook: A Few Reliable Hints that will Enable you to Become a CLever Cook; The Girl who Served the Guns!: An Inciden in the Great War [WW1] by Dorothy Vernon; A Girl of the Middle Ages; The Guide who Could Not Smile by Mildred Gordon; Needlework Notions; The Test of the Desert: An Fine Adventrue Story of Three Schoolgirls in the Mystic East by Rhoda Fleming; A Private School Thirty Years Ago [1900]; The Coward who was Not Afriad! by Lilian Slatcher; The Art of Letter Writing; The Peril of the Pearls: A Fine Adventure Story of the South Sea Islands by Heather Granger; Our Paula [music and words]; When the Ghost Walked: A Strange Christmas Holiday Experience by Eileen McKeay; Dulcie's Party Frock! by Elise Probyn; For Girl Guides; Her Scholarship Renounced by Joan Inglesant; Something Nice for a Hot Day. Illustrated with 4 colour plates and throughout with monochrome drawings. Edge-wear; slight rubs; boards slightly 'dusty'; slight edge-foxing; slight foxing at ends; good, sound, solid copy (no inscriptions, not ex-library, no actual bumps); no wrapper (would be issued with a glassine wrapper).
[Order code:18441 / Price £18.00]

Scott, Walter - Ivanhoe. Dean, not dated, c1960. 7½" x 5", 248pp, red cloth, hardback. Very good, complete with similar wrapper that has edge-wear.
[Order code:12885 / Price £1.00]

Scott, Walter - The Talisman. Abridged by J. B. Marshall. The "AL" Bright Story Readers, no. 141, 6th edition, grave IV, E. J. Arnold, not dated.7¼" x 5½", 96pp, paperback. Illustrated with monochrome drawings. Some fading to cover, good, clean copy.
[Order code:13872 / Price £2.50]

Scutt, M. W. - Happy Valley Bedtime Stories. Juvenile. Scutt(ills.), M. W. - Happy Valley Bedtime Stories. Juvenile Productions, not dated, late 1950s? Contains 41 short stories including Pixie, Magic, Elfin, Goblin, Gentle Dragon, Fairy, little animal type. 10¼" x 7¾", 96pp inc. both boards, quarter red cloth, colour illustrated paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated with two-colour (various second colours on black) darwings by Scutt. Edge/corner-wear; name written at top of front-free endpaper; slight page-edge browning; slight endpaper browning; the odd fox spot(s); damage to inside top corners of pages 52/53 where something has caused the pages to stick together and then they have been pulled apart with enevitable results (see photo); aprox. (it's difficult to spot as they are neatly done and blend in with the two-colour prints) 20 of the illustrations neatly coloured; good, sound, clean reading/nostalgia copy only, no wrapper.
[Order code:15993 / Price £2.00]

Second - The Second Book of Hundreds of Things a Boy Can Make: A Hobby Book for Boys of All Ages. Foulsham, not dated, inscribed 1940. 9" x 5¾", 160pp, red cloth, hardback. Illustrated with monochrome example drawings. Edge foxing, first and last few pages fairly heavilly foxed, the odd spot internally, inscription on front paste-down, good, solid copy complete with wrapper that has a circle cut out of the spine (presumedly the price?) and has several edge tears and wear at corner/corner folds.
[Order code:10626 / Price £6.00]

Secrets - Secrets of the Treasure Box and Other Stories for Boys and Girls. John Crowther, not dated [1943]. The stories are: Secrets of the Treasure Box; African Adventrue; The Roll Film Mystery; Valley of the Giants; and, Night Adventure. 7¼" x 4¾", 316pp, quarter green buckram, black blocked spine lettering, paper sides (front illustrated), hardback. Illustrated with a monochrome headpiece drawing per story. Boards slightly 'dusty', name and address inscription on front paste-down, page-edge browning, good, solid copy (no bumps, NOT ex-library); NO wrapper (probably as issued).
[Order code:14545 / Price £15.00]

Sellocraft - Things to make with sticky Tape. Hamish Hamilton in association with Sellotape Products UK, 1974, 1st. Introduction by Susan Stranks from Magpie (ITV's Blue Peter knock-off). 6" x 8¼", 52pp, illustrated card, paperback. Illustrated incolour. Heavy crease over lower-front corner of front-cover; slight edge-wear; very good (no inscriptions, not ex-library).
[Order code:3456 / Price £2.50]

Senior, Rev. Walter - A Strange Christmas Angel. The Religious Tract Society, not dated, inscribed 1907. Illustrated with 3 monochrome plates included within the pagination. 7½" x 4¾",144pp, brown buckram blocked in black and pale biscuit with an illustration, haraback. Contains a 16pp selected catalogue of the Society's publications. Sunned spine; slight edge-wear; Sunday school prize inscription on front-free endpaper; the odd fox spot(s); good, solid, clean copy; no wrapper.
[Order code:2896 / Price £6.00]

Seredy, Kate - The Good Master: The Famous Story of Life and riding on the Hungarian Plains. Red Knight, 1967. 192pp standard paperback. Illustrated with monochrome drawings by Imre Hofbauer. Ex-school-library (covers laminated; faint stamp near top of first-page; top ½" of top-page missing, probably removed lending slip); good reading copy.
[Order code:6716 / Price £1.00]

Seuberlich, H. Grit - Annuzza im Maisfeld. Ensslin & Laiblin. Seuberlich, H. Grit - Annuzza im Maisfeld (Annuzza in the Corn Field). Ensslin & Laiblin, 1958? Text is in German. 8¼" x 4¾", 192pp, blue cloth, pink blocked lettering and decoration, hardback. Slight loss of 'gloss' in places at top edges of boards; name and address written at top of back-free endpaper; obviously read, very good minus (no bumps, not ex-library) complete with good (slight deteriation of laminate, slight 'yellowing' casued by laminate, slight edge-wear/tears) wrapper.
[Order code:14938 / Price £2.00]

Sewal, Roberta - Puss in Boots and Other Stories. Dandelion Library (American publication?), not dated, '60s? 9¼" x 6½", 126pp, illustrated paper covered boards, hardback. This book is a bit of an oddment in that it is arranged as 2 books in one; one half consists of 'Puss In Boots', 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Little Red Ridinghood' and 'Cinderella'; then flip the book over and you have the other half comprising 'The Queen of Hearts' and 'Sing a Song For Sixpence'. Illustrated with coloured and monochrome drawings by Randolph Caldecott and monochrome drawings by Gustave Dore. Edge- and corner-wear; strange faint stamp at foot on one free-endpaper (N1¾4½¢) price?; faint pencilled name at top of both paste-downs; very good minus (not ex-library); no wrapper. Unusual.
[Order code:7256 / Price £5.00]

Sewell, Anna - Black Bequty. Parragon Children's Classics, 1999. 180pp standard paperback. Very slight edge-wear; slight crease to top-front corner of front-cover; couple of slight rubs to front-cover (largest is just above horse's tail); unread.
[Order code:5881 / Price £1.00]

Sewell, Anna - Black Beauty. Chancellor Press, 1987, 9¼", 6", 208pp plus 8 plates, laminated boards, hardback. Illustrated with 16 sides (inc. verso of frontispiece) of colour illustrations and within the text with several monochrome drawings by Mike Grimsdale. 'This Book Belongs To' completed; page-edge browning; 1" tear at top of 2 pages (113/114, 115/116); very good (no bumps, not ex-library) (no wrapper).
[Order code:6027 / Price £2.00]

Sewell, Anna - Black Beauty. Thomas Nelson and Sons. Not dated, 1930s? 7½" x 4¾", 278pp, dark blue cloth, hardback. Illustrated with a coloured frontispiece and 8 monochrome plates by Douglas Relf. Spine sunned; crossed out inscription on front paste-down; heavily crossed out inscription on front-free endpaper with white-tape repair to verso; internal front hinge split and held by webbing; edge-foxing; the odd fox spot internally; good reading copy only, no wrapper.
[Order code:7223 / Price £1.00]

Sewell, Anna - Black Beauty. Longman. Simplified by D. K. Swan. 1980 reprint. 7¼" x 4¾", 52pp, illustrated card, softback. Illustrated with monochrome photographs. Ex-library, usual stamps and stickers; rub in top-spine corner of back cover; very good minus.
[Order code:7226 / Price £1.00]

Shakespeare - Shakespeare Stories for Boys and Girls. Raphael Tuck. Not dated, inscribed 1934. 8¼" x 5½", 112pp plus 1 plate, colour illustrated paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece (by A. Dudley?) and within the text (full-page and vignette) with monochrome drawings by John H. Bacon, Harold Copping and others. Spine sunned; edge wear; prize inscription on front-free endpaper; foxing at ends; the odd fox spot(s) elsewhere; good, solid copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:9105 / Price £10.00]

Shaw, Jane - Susan Interferes. Children's Press. 1969 reprint. 7½" x 4¾", 188pp, illustrated laminated boards, hardback. Back board creased across back 2" from foot which also causes a 2" split along the back-boar/spine, drawings on endpapers, page edges 'browning', internally clean, good plus, no wrapper.
[Order code:8610 / Price £1.00]

Shaw, Jane - Susan Pulls the Strings. The Children's Press (Collins), late '50s? reprint. 7½" x 5", 188pp, blue cloth, silver blocking, hardback. Lower front corners bumped, inscriptions on both sides of front-free endpaper, page-edge browning, good, solid copy, no wrapper. Average.
[Order code:11772 / Price £4.00]

Shaw, Jane - Susan Rushes In. Children's Press. Shaw, Jane - Susan Rushes In. Children's Press, not dated, 1950s? 7½" x 4¾", 188pp, blue-green cloth, silver blocking, hardback. Not illustrated. Sunned spine; usual page toning; very good (no inscriptions, no bumps, not ex-library) sound, clean copy.
[Order code:18138 / Price £1.00]

Shaw, Catharine - Bible Stories. John F. Shaw. Not dated, inscribed 1929. 10" x 7½", not numbered, quarter red cloth, paper covered boards (front colour illustrated, back plain), hardback. Illustrated by Ambrose Dudley with 5 tipped-in colour plates and with monochrome drawings within the text. Slight edge/corner wear, prize-plate on front paste-down, title-page (printed on different paper) edges browned (the rest not), very good, no wrapper. Above average.
[Order code:10631 / Price £10.00]

Sherman, Betty - George Moves House. Odhams/Hamlyn. Sherman, Betty - George Moves House. Odhams/Hamlyn, 1978 1st. Moving house can be quite a traumatic experience for a young child. This story will help prepare your child for the events that surround a move. A child will have no difficulty in sympathizing with George's dismay as he watches his chair disappear into the dark of the removal van. But as the story shows, moving house really isn't such a bad thing after all! (inside front cover). 8¼" x 6", 24pp, paperback. Illustrated with colour drawings by Arthur Hall. Very good (no inscriptions, not ex-library).
[Order code:17164 / Price £2.50]

Shiver - Shiver and Sahke Annual 1982. I.P.C.. 10¾" x 7½", 126pp, illustrated laminated boards, hardback. Maze puzzle completed, page edges 'browning', very good, no wrapper. Average.
[Order code:7544 / Price £2.50]

Shrewsbury, Mary - All Aboard the "Bundy"; A Sea Ranger Story. Pilgrim Press. Not dated, inscribed 1934. 7½" x 5", 160pp plus 1 plate, green cloth, black blocking, hardback. Illustrated with a coloured frontispiece. Prize-plate attached to front paste-down, spine sunned, the odd fox spot, very good, solid, no wrapper. Above average.
[Order code:9096 / Price £8.00]

Simms, Evelyn - The School on Castle Hill. Nelson. Simms, Evelyn - The School on Castle Hill. Nelson, not dated, 1935 1st? 7¾" x 5", 270pp plus 1 plates, pale-yellowish-brown cloth, very-dark-brown (might be black?) blocked spine and front-board lettering, hardback. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and with monochrome drawings within the text by Edith Brier. Spine sunned, top-edges of boards sunned, some foxing to frontispiece and title-page (a mild reaction between the the frontispiece paper coating and the text paper), very slight edge-foxing, lower-front corner bumped, very good minus, solid, clean copy, no wrapper. Above average.
[Order code:13160 / Price £5.00]

Simms, Evelyn - The School on Castle Hill. Nelson. Simms, Evelyn - The School on Castle Hill. Nelson, not dated, 1935 1st? 7¾" x 5", 270pp plus 1 plates, pale-yellowish-brown cloth, very-dark-brown (might be black?) blocked spine and front-board lettering, hardback. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and with monochrome drawings within the text by Edith Brier. Very slightly sunned spine, top-front corner of front-board bumped, slight corner rounding, very slight edge-foxing, slight foxing to frontispiece/titlepage, the odd internal fox spot, good, solid, clean copy complete with good (spine sunned, edge-wear/small chips/tears, several sellotape [clean, no browning] repairs/reinforcements to verso) wrapper.
[Order code:14092 / Price £7.00]

Sitwell, Isla - Poppy. Nelson, not dated [1910?]. Nelson's Girls' Library edition. 7¾" x 5¼", 312pp plus 4 plates, red cloth, pictorial front-board and spine, hardback. Illustrated with colour plates by Richard Tod. Spine darkened; slight edge-foxing; slight page-edge browning; priz-plate, with details scratched out, on front paste-down; good (no bumps, not ex-library) solid, clean copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:12420 / Price £10.00]

Sleepy - Sleepy Time Book. Purnell, 1964. 10¼" x 8", not numbered, colour illustrated laminated boards, hb. Half of spine missing, rest poor; two pages joined at foot near spine with, I think, chewing gum, some colouring-in, generally good.
[Order code:3093 / Price £0.25]

Sleepytime - Best Loved Sleepytime Tales. Mustard/Parragon, 1999. 7¾" x 5", 480pp, paperback. Illustrated with monochrome drawings within the text. Large type to make it easy to read. Good (2 spine creases, lower-front corner of front-cover creased, other slight creases) solid, clean, used copy.
[Order code:14617 / Price £1.00]

Smith, Guy N. - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. New English Library. 1st thus. 124pp standard paperback. Illustrated with colour characters from the films on the inside covers (front: The Dwarfs; back: other principal characters) and monochrome drawings within the text. Based on Disney's film. Edge-wear, corner creasing, page-edge browning, some colouring, good reading copy; interesting for the art-work.
[Order code:8613 / Price £1.00]

Smurf - Smurfs Annual 1981. Stafford Pemberton Publishing. 10¾" x 7½", 48pp inc. boards, illustrated laminated boards, hardback. Strips. Colour illustrated. Top-back corner slightly bumped, ½" edge-tear to foot of title-page, slight page-edge browning, several of the puzzles completed, very good plus (no wrapper).
[Order code:9972 / Price £5.00]

Smythe, Pat - Three Jays Lend a Hand. Cassell, 1961, 1st. 7th in series. It had been a long standing joke with the Three Jays that Jacky's cousin, Dashitall Darcy, loathed horses. As a flight lieutenant in the RAF he had been more used to flying jets through the sound barrier than sitting astride one of those 'four-legged fiends', as he called them. So it was not surprising that everyone thought the idea of his learning to ride and train a horse up to Grade B show jumping standard all within a year was hilariously funny. But if he were to gain the £10000 left in his uncle's will, this is exactly what his uncle has said he must do. Darcy at first dismissed the idea as preposterous, but encouraged by Pat Smythe and the Three Jays, who generously offered to help him, he decided to accept the challenge. ... (flap). 8" x 5¼", x + 182pp, green cloth, gold blocking, hardback. Illustrated with monochrome drawings by Meith Money. Edge-foxing; slight bumps to lower front corners; inscription on front-free endpaper; the odd internal fox spot; very good (not ex-library) complete with very good (slightly sunned spine, slightly 'dusty', slight edge-wear) price-cut wrapper.
[Order code:15931 / Price £5.00]

Snow - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Octopus. 1980. 8¼" x 8¼", 6 pop-ups, illustrated laminated boards, hardback. Colour illustrations by J. Pavlin and G. Seda. Some wear, 'rubbing', to pages, very good minus. Average.
[Order code:7368 / Price £1.00]

Dorothea J. Snow - Circus Boy. Adapted by Gordon Grimsley. Daily Mirror, © 1958 (may not be actual printing date). "TV's Famous Corky and his Circus Adventures". 11" x 8¼", 124pp plus 1 plates, colour illustrated paper covered boards (different), hardback. Illustrated endpapers (identical). Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and throughout the text with two-colour drawings by John Polloack. Spine missing and replaced with red tape, 1 small doodle on page 51, page-edge browning, good, clean, reading copy. Not price-cut. Below average.
[Order code:12082 / Price £2.50]

Dorothea J. Snow - Circus Boy. Adapted by Gordon Grimsley. Daily Mirror, © 1958 (may not be actual printing date). "TV's Famous Corky and his Circus Adventures". 11" x 8¼", 124pp plus 1 plate, colour illustrated paper covered boards (different), hardback. Illustrated endpapers (identical). Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and throughout the text with two-colour drawings by John Polloack. Slight corner/edge wear, lower 1" of front board sunned, slight page-edge browning, very good, NOT price-cut (no wrapper). Above average.
[Order code:12253 / Price £5.00]

Sommerfelt, Aimee - Miriam. Scholastic Book Services, 1972, 6th impression. Translated by Mrs Pat Shaw Iversen. 186pp standard paperback. Sixteen should be a time for laughter and dating and fun. But for Miriam and Hanne, living in Nazi0occupied Norway during World War 2, sixteen becomes a time for fear and hiding and heartbreak... for finding love and putting it aside until a better day. (Back cover). Cover worn, inscription at head of inside front cover, good reading copy.
[Order code:13076 / Price £1.00]

Sooty - Sooty's Happy Holiday. Purnell, copyright 1973. 10½" x 6¾", not numbered (20pp inc. 'endpapers'), colour illustrated paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated in colour. Slight impressions (visible at an angle to lightsource) on back-board from being used as a paper rest at one time; names written at foot of title-page; slight edge-wear; good, clean copy (no wrapper).
[Order code:15943 / Price £3.00]

Southgate, Vera - Jack and the Beanstalk. Ladybird. Southgate, Vera - Jack and the Beanstalk. Ladybird 606D (Well Loved Tales series), revised, undated reprint, copyright 1982. 7" x 4¾", 52pp inc. free endpapers, laminated boards, hardback. Colour illustrated by Martin Salisbury. Probably unused; fine (no inscriptions, no bumps, not ex-library); not issued in wrapper.
[Order code:18242 / Price £1.00]

Southgate, Vera - Little Red Riding Hood. Well Loved Tales; Ladybird, revised edition, 1988? 56pp paperback, printed on good quality paper. Colour illustrated by Peter Stevenson. Very good (no inscriptions, not ex-library).
[Order code:17299 / Price £1.00]

Sparky - The Sparky Book 1980. D. C. Thomson. 11" x 7½", 124pp, illustrated laminated boards, hardback. Two small pieces cut out of front-free endpaper and 1 out of front paste-down,, this book belongs completed, veryy good, not price-cut. Average.
[Order code:11607 / Price £2.50]

Splendid - The Splendid Book for Girls. Birn Brothers. Not dated, ins. 1943. Attractive front cover of girl holding pitchfork? (Land Girl would fit date?). 9¾" x 7", 156pp plus 1 plate, quarter blue cloth with colour illustrated paper covered boards (same image each side), hardback. Contents: 'Four of a Feather' by Arthur Groom, 'Morslake Mystery' by Winifred Norling, 'Pamela Turns up Trumps' by Pauline Fletcher, 'Refuge on the Rock' by Leonora Fry, 'Forced Landing' by Bertha Leonard, 'Trouble at Taversley' by Winifred Norling, 'The Ghost of Triona' by Winifred Bear, 'The New Broom' by Pauline Fletcher, 'First Aid' by Mary Jeans, 'The Mortons' Mascot' by Bertha Leonard, 'The Impertinent Tennis Star' by Winifred Bear, 'The Christmas Play' by M. Cathcart Borer, and 'Three Wins for Whittington' by Beryl C. Lawley. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and within the text with monochrome drawings. Spine sunned, slight corner wear, bump to front-edge of each board, Xmas ins. on front paste-down, very good, internally fine, no wrapper. Above average.
[Order code:8051 / Price £9.00]

Splendid - The Splendid Book for Girls. Not dated, late '40s. Attractive colour illustrated boards depicting two girls on a hike, picknicing. 9¾" x 7¼", 142pp plus 1 plate, quarter red cloth, colour illustrated paper covered boards (same image both boards), hardback. Contents: 'The Clover Club' by Susan Groom, 'The Sixth or Sylvia?' by Winifred Norling, 'Two Lonely People' by J. Mortimer, 'Funky Phil' (the true sense of 'Funky', not the current usage) by Mary Jeans, 'Head Girl at Hilverton' by Winifred Norling, 'Daphne of the Drums' by Sheena Dare, 'Youth at the Prow' by Mary Jeans, and 'Flashing Feet' by Susan Groom. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and within the text with monochrome drawings. Slight corner and edge wear, Xmas inscription on front paste-down, half-title and title pages very neatly coloured, one illustration coloured (not quite so neat but not messy), fairly tallentated monochrome pencil drawing of a girl on back free-endpaper, very good, no wrapper. Above average.
[Order code:10074 / Price £5.00]

Splendid - The Splendid Book for Girls. Birn Brothers, not dated, late '40s? Attractive front cover of girl holding pitchfork? (Land Girl?). 9¾" x 7", 156pp plus 1 plate, quarter pale-green cloth with colour illustrated paper covered boards (same image each side), hardback. Contents: 'Four of a Feather' by Arthur Groom, 'Morslake Mystery' by Winifred Norling, 'Pamela Turns up Trumps' by Pauline Fletcher, 'Refuge on the Rock' by Leonora Fry, 'Forced Landing' by Bertha Leonard, 'Trouble at Taversley' by Winifred Norling, 'The Ghost of Triona' by Winifred Bear, 'The New Broom' by Pauline Fletcher, 'First Aid' by Mary Jeans, 'The Mortons' Mascot' by Bertha Leonard, 'The Impertinent Tennis Star' by Winifred Bear, 'The Christmas Play' by M. Cathcart Borer, and 'Three Wins for Whittington' by Beryl C. Lawley. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and within the text with monochrome drawings. Spine sunned; corners rounded/worn; boards slightly 'dusty'; slight edge-wear; birthday inscription and address on front-free endpaper; page-edge browning; 8 illustrations very neatly coloured, or partially coloured; generally clean, reasonable copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:12164 / Price £5.00]

Sports - The Sports Book for Girls. Birn Brothers. Not dated, 1936? Girl with horse on cover (by Molly Benatar). 10¼" x 7½", not numbered (124pp) plus 4 plates, quarter green cloth with colour illustrated front, grey back, paper covered boards, hardback. contents (none attributed): 'Jane Plays Truant', 'The District Rally', 'Sheila's Swiss Holiday', 'The Missing Plans', 'The Golfing Novice', 'For Valour', 'Brenda Breaks Bounds', 'Ray Turns Fairy Godmother', 'The Secret of Wasdale Quarry', 'One Thing after Another', 'The Greater Game', 'Gracie Goes Alone', and 'The Toy Balloon'. Illustrated with 4 colour plates and within the text with monochrome drawings. Very slight corner wear; text pages toned; very good plus above average copy; no wrapper.
[Order code:8050 / Price £10.00]

Spotlight - Spotlight Adventure Stories for Girls. Spring Books, not dated [1961]. Contents: colour frontispiece; Stella Solves a Mystery: Had Sally James Been Kidnapped? by Bob Carruthers; Ghost Muddles by Doris Taylor; Holiday Valley: Mystery in the Welsh Mountains by Mabel Esther Allan; Amanda Turns Detective by Bob Moyes; Sleuths at St Anne's by Mary Godden; Black Saturday by Margaret Ruthin; For the Sake of her Country by Wallace Carr; Bargain Basement by James Stagg; Wendy Loses Her Way by Michael Lisle; Who Carries the Flag? by S. T. James; Olive and Peggy have Ideas by Bertha Leonard; The Girl from Mars by William F. Temple; The Glory Hole by Bob Moyes; St. Grimbald's Burglar by Winifred Norling; Passage to Pearl Island: Adventure in the South Seas by Robert Bateman; Kit's Glacier by Elizabeth Grey; Job for Jennifer: She found the Answer in the Mountains of Italy by John Oldridge; Jill Dale - Cub Reporter by Sidney J. Bounds; Cynthia's Surprise by John Oldridge; Judy Leads the Way by Bob Carruthers; The Musician's Daughter by Darry McCarthy; Vera in the Stone Age by William F. Temple; Sitting Dangerously by Betty E. Spence; Dancer's Luck by Rosemary Spenser; On Location by Sara Frederick; The Clue in the Castle [long story] by Joyce Bevins Webb. 11¼" x 8", 384pp inc. both boards plus 1 plate; quarter green cloth, paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and with monochrome drawings within the text, several full-page. Spine sunned; edge-wear; slight rubs to boards; page-edge browning; pages toned (typical Spring Books); very good, solid, clean copy, no wrapper. Massive book, would be seen as 'old fashioned' in 1961 as it's all text, monochrome and no strips; which also explains why it's a very scarce title.
[Order code:15347 / Price £30.00]

Spratt(ed.), Gladys M. - The Girl's Own Annual Vol. 57. RTS, not dated but 1936 I believe. Principle contents include: Peggy and the Brotherhood by Elsie Jeanette Oxenham, illus. J. Mills; The House on the Headland by Frances Cowen, illus. ?; That Orfull Girl by Sybil Haddock [these are very funny], illus. Walter Bell; Would You Lie to be an Animator? by Marjorie Sankey; A Northern Sanctuary by A. E. Bestall; Aunt Sarah Goes Motoring by Margaret Ironside, illus. Sutcliffe; Various Sports; Girls Throughout the Ages by Dorothy Kirby; The Robins Mage Good by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer, illus. Lilian Buchannan?; Joey's Holiday Essay by Patricia Gracey, illus. Sheila Stuart Robertson; The Farrell Family by Gormon Roche; Carry on Cumberledge by A. E. Seymour, illus. J. Dewar Mills; Old Castles and their Legends by C. Marjorie Hardie; Daughters of India by W. Stokes, illus. photos; A Chinese Girl Prepares for the New Year; Jenny's Jumper by Marjorie Miller; Lot Eighteen by Theodora Herapath; Pepita's Pony: A Chilian Adventure by Marjorie Sankey, illus. M Sankey; Nuts and May by D. M. Percy Smith, illus. Lilain Buchanan; The Stage as a Career by Valentine Gorring; Cycling in Present Day Traffic by C. Falcon; Chemical Jinks and Jars by J. M Mackinnon; Various Hobbies; The Governor's Lady by Theodora Herapath; Scared Stiff by Wallace Carr; School-days at Home and Abroad; A School-Girl Film Star: Nova Margery Pilbeam by Winifred Sykes; Three's COmpany by Jean Vaughan; Over the Hills and Far Away by Heather White, illus. Grace Loosemore; All About Pharmacy by Wilfred Burton?; Laddie Bob-Tail by N. K. Marvesley; The First Lady in Toronto by Theodora Herapath; A Real English Film Star: Anna Lee by Winifred Sykes; Second-Best by Norah Cameron; Two Girls in India by Deborah Tyndall; The Dormy Feast by E. K. de Foubert; Elizabeth Stuart by Helen M. Turner, illus. Grace Loosemore; The Mystery of the White Hall by Blanche Hunt; Pannage by F. M. Heward; Plants Once Associated with Magic by Mary Boazman; A Restless Rest-cure in a Little Canadian Village by Dora Olive Thompson; The Royal Edwards of History by Richard Southern, illus. Grace Loosemore; The Princess Passes by Francis Cowen; Games Our Great-Great Grannies Played. Illustrated with 4 colour plates and throughout the text in monochrome with drawings and photos (art-work is very 1930s). 11¼" x 8", 624pp plus 4 plates, dark-green cloth, gold and blind blocking, hardback. Sunned spine; ink (I think) spill down spine-edge of back-board; other slight marks to back-board; wear to head/foot of spine; edge-wear; Xmas inscription on front paste-down; rusty paperclip mark to top of front-paste-down, title and contents pages with depression, but no rust, on pages between these (including frontispiece); 4 (there may be more but they are faint and tiny so hard to spot) ¾" across cricular red library stamps (Ku-ring-gai Public Library, which is Sydney Australia; so the book is somewhat well travelled!) but there are no other library markings etc; slight page-edge browning (varies with the paper stock used); several small margin edge-tears; internally clean (no colouring etc); good, reasonable reading copy of this scarce item; no wrapper.
[Order code:16342 / Price £20.00]

Spratt(ed.), Gladys M. - The Girl's Own Annual Vol. 56. RTS. Not dated, 1930s (1935?). Proper girl's annual (as opposed to Girl's Own Annuals up to vol. 50 which are better described as a young woman's annual) with mainly school, mystery and adventure stories. 11¼" x 8¼", 576pp plus 4 plates, red cloth, front board blocked with title in blind, gold spine lettering, hardback. Contents: 'A Bo-Peep String Box' by Clarisse; 'The Russian Prince: A Sketch for Schoolgirls' by Irene D. Soole; 'G. O. P. Special Sports Section: Lacrosse Players Please note these Points' by C. Falcon; 'Shall I be a Gardener?: An Outdoor Profession' by Edna Lake; 'Taking Out Aunt Ann' by Mabel M. Stevenson; 'Something about Cobwebs' by E. Tusting Cocking; 'Reflections' by M. Free; 'It happens in October'; 'The Alarm Clock' by Stuart Robertson; 'Secrets of the Moor' by May Wynne; 'Hockey Hints'; 'Make Your Own Prints'; 'You and Your Dog'; 'Dicket: A Story of Friendships' by Jane Abbott; 'An Exciting Week-End' by Edith Miles; 'Lazy Daisies' by Mary Rose; 'Painting on Fabrics' by Marjorie Bywater; 'Shirley's Tiger' by Mary Shelley; 'Will It Be Fine?' by E. Tusting Cocking; 'Peace on Earth' by Stuart Roberton; 'The Truth about Dick Whitington'; 'Match Flowers' by A. A. Bond; 'Trapped with a Theif' by Heather White; 'Just a Letter!'; 'What is a Lifetime?' by E. Tusting Cocking; 'A Day in a Kennel-Maid's Life' by M. Murray-Lurcock; 'A Use for Small Scraps of Silk' by Beryl Netherclift; 'How to Make a Design' by Marjorie Bywater; 'G. O. P. Special Sports Section: Hints for Would-be Swimmers, Land Drill' by C. Falcon; 'Home-Made Decorations'; 'Camilla's cooking; A Fish Supper' by Gwyneth Pennithorne; 'You and Your sketch Book: The Sludgy-Squdgy Creek' by Hayward Young; 'Home-Made Sweets'; 'Weaving, the Hobby for You' by Sylvia Rose; 'Little Women of Real Life' by Mary C. Nunn; 'Little Women Spill Boxes and Letter Racks'; 'The Girl Goes Gardening in Roman Britain' by Joan Burr; 'How Flowers Advertise' by Chester Salthill; 'Christmas Gifts' by K. Hope Forrest; 'Your Very Own Cap and Scarf' by Mary Rose; 'A Christmas Vow' by Wallace Carr; 'How to Stencil Curtains for the Nursery' by Valentine Gorring; 'Christmas eve in Norway' by Ellen Hope; 'Unemployed Dogs' by robert Colville; 'Loopy Animals' by Ruby Evans; 'Your Old Table; 'Why girls Should Stamp'; 'Shopping on Robinson Crusoe's Isle' by K. Janvrin Tims; 'A Frock for the Fairy Queen' by Norah Cameron; 'Good-Night!'; 'Christmas Present from Wall-Paper: Imitation Leather Work' by Ruby Evans; 'A Shampoo Wrap' by J. Ashley; 'Christmas Fare' by Stuart Robertson; 'Masks and Faces: Some Ideas for a Christmas Party' by Marjorie Bywater; 'King Turkey Spreads Himself Befor the Final Sprea: The Story of Your Christmas Dinner' by Eric Hardy; 'G. O. P. Special Sports Section: Ar You going Winter-Sporting?' by C. Falcon; 'Knit a Jumper for Your Dog' by Jane Bevan; 'The Centenary - and Celia' by E. M. de Foubert; 'Party Games'; 'Steering Wheel or Spare Wheel?' by Stuart Robertson; 'The Battle of the Burrs' by F. M. Heward; 'The Early Worm' by E. Tusting Cocking; 'Nursery Rhyme Cushions for Your Den' by Marjorie Bywater; 'With All Good Wishes!' by Estelle Harbord; 'Original Parties and How to Run Them' by Ruby Evans; 'A Clever Girl'; 'In a Mirror Darkly' by Valentine Gorring; 'Kidnapped in the Landes' by Nesta B. Burditt; 'A Useful Trolley' by Ruby Evans; 'A Happy Life'; 'Snap Your Scholl Play' by Gwyneth Pennethorne; 'Has the Jil-of-All-Trades a Chance?: An Open Letter to One of Them'; 'I'll See You on the Ice!: Some Skating Hints' by Lucie Thausig; 'Pipe-cleaner Dogs'; 'Recognising Oneself' by Stuart Robertson; 'Duffy Goes to Sea Again: The Story of a Weird Cruise' by Beryl Irving; 'The Bird Cafeteria' by Winifred Bear; 'Synthetic Sketching' by Arthur Butcher; 'Your Very Own Dog: Some Things You Should Know' by C. Falcon; 'Be My valentine!: When Our Grannies Were Young' by Valentine Gorring; 'Music As A Career' by Norah Cameron; 'The Girl goes Gardening: In A Mediaval Castle Garden' by Joan Burr; 'Hilda Makes a Discovery' by Jane G. Stewart; 'School-days at Home and Abroad: In France'; 'Emblems and Symbols' by Marjorie Bywater; 'Two Queer Zoo Reptiles' by Gladys Davidson; 'The Art of Good Grooming' by Marjorie Bevan; 'When the Day is Young and Sweet: Some Hints for Your Den' by Clarisse; 'G. O. P. Special Sports Section: Learn to Dive this Year' by C. Falcon; 'Hocky Hints'; 'Tackle!: A Hockey Story' by R. C. Barnard; 'Glimpses at the World's Games: Hottentot "Hus"' by Joan Burr; 'Lion Taming' by Stuart Robertson; 'School-days at Home and Abroad: In Ceylon' by D. Kirby; 'Hot and Tasty!' by Winifred Bear; 'It Happens this Month: Pancake Day and Oranges and Lemons Day' by H. Worsley-Benson; 'Lieutenant: A Camping Story' by Mrs. A. C. Osborn Hann; 'The Fourth Form Rivals' by Patricia Brooke; 'Have You a Good Eye for Colour?: An Ideal Handicraft for Girls of all Ages'; 'Do You Live at brighton?' by Joan Burr; 'Glimpses at the World's Games: Domines from Italy' by Joan Burr; 'The Conceit of the Kid' by Isabel Lade; 'Princess Elizabeth's Cake' by Marly L. Stollard; 'Applique without Tears: A Quick and Modern Method' by Marjorie Bywater; 'Cape gooseberries: The Lamps of elfland'; 'The Lift of Love' by Stuart Robertson; 'Black Jan's Treasure: The Story of a Pirate's Hoard' by Isabel Cameron; 'The Parts of a Flower and What they Do' by J. Salmon; 'Netball Notes'; 'The Princesses Royal of England' by Helen M. Turner; 'A Phantom of the Skies' by Frances Cowen; 'Aviation as a Career for Girls' by Pauline Gower; 'Twenty-Five Years Ago' by Mary L. Stollard; 'Netball Notes'; 'For Your Den' by Winifred L. Escott; 'Aller - to go!' by Lilla Waithman; 'Useful Little Cases' by Mary Rose; 'How the Modern girl attains Strenght and Grace' by C. Falcon; 'The Queen and the Open Air' by Mona Miles; 'A Question of Balance: further Skating Hints' by Lucie Thausig; 'Cruising Craft' by Muriel Blackburn; 'Putting In and Getting Out' by Stuart Robertson; 'For the Sculpture-Minded: Carving in Alabaster' by Marjorie Bywater; 'The Queen Marks of England' by Helen B. Turner; 'The Girl goes Gardening: A Physic Garden in Chaucer's London' by Joan Burr; 'On Saleswomanship' by G. A. Adamson; 'It Happens in May: Beating the Bounds' by H. Worsley-Benison; 'The Royal Edwards of History' by Richard Southern; 'Just One Thing' by Margaret Smith; 'You and Your Camera: How the Camera Works' by Gwyneth Pennethorne; 'Can You row a Boat? by C. Falcon; 'Superstition' by Leslie Gordon; 'The stones of England' by W. Cyril Moss; 'How to Build a Summer House' by Leonora Fry; 'It Happens in June: Quit-Rents and tennis - Old and New' by H. Worsley-Benison; 'School-days at Home and Abroad: Austria' by Lydia S. Graham; 'Camilla's Cooking: How to Make Orange Baskets'; 'Recognisable Christians' by Stuart Robertson; 'Lino Blocks: How to Make Small Plaques and Medallions' by Marjorie Bywater; 'I Want to Be A - Nursery Nurse' by D. W. Hughes; 'Diet Without Tears: Helping Your Brain by the Food You Eat' by Winifred Bear; 'The Glory of an english June' by Eirc Hardy; 'A Sunshine Room' by Clarisse; 'School-days at Home and Abroad: In Germany'; 'Rounders' by C. Falcon; 'Thomasine to the Rescue' by Betty A. M. Byard; 'There's Many a Slip' by Isabel Lade; 'Success at School Sports' by E. Y. Chamberlin; 'Colours that Keep You Cool' by Norah Cameron; 'Are You Staying at Margate?' by Joan Burr; 'Camilla's Cooking: How to Make Almond Slices'; 'How to Focus Correctly' by Gwyneth Pennethrone; 'The Girl goes Gardening: A Tudor Maze' by Joan Burr; 'I Want to be a Games Mistress'; 'Aaron's Excuse' by Stuart Robertson; 'The Late Miss Larkins' by Doris A. Pocock; 'It Happens In July'; 'Are you a Folk-Dancer? by Rhoda Franklin; 'How to Play Your tennis Strokes' by C. Falcon; 'The Right Way with Goldfish' by Ian Harman; 'Caught in the Act' by major J. T. Gorman; 'Judy - the Perfect Big Sister' by M. F. Forsyth; 'The Maid in the Moon' by G. M. Barnes; 'Motor Cars and Motor Holiday' by C. H. Albrecht; 'One up to Peppermint' by Dora M. Hardisty; 'Tufty Finds a Friend' by Ivy Scott Rogers; 'How to take Real Pictures' by Gwyneth Pennethorne; 'School-days at Home and Abroad: In Italy'; 'Birds at the Seaside' by H. N. Southern; 'It Happens in August: A Druid Ceromony' by H. Worsley-Benison; 'Your Dog Must Have Traffic Sense' by C. Heath; 'Deck Tennis is a Good Game for the Garden' by Jane Bevan; 'Which is Your Sport?'; 'Argonauts and Whales' by Stuart Robertson; 'The Lone Mother' by Ivy Scott Rogers; 'Women's "Writes": On Collecting the Autographs of Well known Women' by W. Reginald Bray; 'Tennis Tips'; 'At the Fete' by Heather White; 'The Lamb' by William Blake; 'Camilla's Cooking: A Supper You Can Cook Yourself' by Gwyneth Pennethorne; 'You and Your Camera: Enlarging' by Gwyneth Pennethorne; 'Glimpses at the World's Games: Chess from the East' by Jaon Burr; 'What about a Post-card Zoo?' by P. Thornton; 'Old Necklets Make New Bracelets' by Ruby Evans; 'Off to sea on a Patino!' by Isabel Lade; 'Make Your Own Furniture' by Sadie Goddard; 'Colour and Light: Lampshades and Candleshades' by Marjorie Bywater; 'Dressing the Garden Paly' by Mararet Q. Haig; 'Make a Hiking Bag'; 'A cornflower Den'; 'bridesmaids' Headgear' by Mary Rsoe; 'It Happens in September: An Old City School at the Mansion House' by H. Worsley-Benison; 'Something New for You!' by Jacqueline Bennett; 'Garden Puzzles' by Amy Matthews; 'A Humpty Dumpty Pyjama Case' by Gillian Sanderson; 'School-days at Home and Abroad: At Home in the 'Seventies' by Mary Stollard; 'Lazy Plants' by E. Tusting Cocking; 'Rabits!: Angora Wool Production as an Occupation for Girls' by C. H. Williams; 'Keep Fit' by Muriel Blackburn; and 'Who Invented Ice Cream?'. Boards unevenly faded, this will be old damp but it's only effects are fadeing and a very, very, very slight musty smell; a few fox spots here and there; otherwise the book is in very good (no inscriptions, no splits, no bumps, complete) condition; complete with wrapper that shows some signs of damp, has a 3" tear fromt the top of the spine/front panel crease down, smaler tear at same position at back, also crossways tear at this position, slight chipping at head of spine, slight edge wear but is overall quite reasonable; not price-cut; now in protective archive plastic cover. This annual is quite scarce anyway and wrappers even more so.
[Order code:8635 / Price £60.00]

Spratt(ed.), Gladys M. - The Girl's Own Annual Vol. 56. RTS. Not dated, 1930s (1935?). This is a proper girl's annual (as opposed to Girl's Own Annuals up to vol. 50 which would be better described as a young woman's annual) with mainly school, mystery and adventure stories. 11¼" x 8¼", 576pp plus 4 plates, red cloth, front board blocked with title in blind, gold spine lettering, hardback. Contents: 'A Bo-Peep String Box' by Clarisse; 'The Russian Prince: A Sketch for Schoolgirls' by Irene D. Soole; 'G. O. P. Special Sports Section: Lacrosse Players Please note these Points' by C. Falcon; 'Shall I be a Gardener?: An Outdoor Profession' by Edna Lake; 'Taking Out Aunt Ann' by Mabel M. Stevenson; 'Something about Cobwebs' by E. Tusting Cocking; 'Reflections' by M. Free; 'It happens in October'; 'The Alarm Clock' by Stuart Robertson; 'Secrets of the Moor' by May Wynne; 'Hockey Hints'; 'Make Your Own Prints'; 'You and Your Dog'; 'Dicket: A Story of Friendships' by Jane Abbott; 'An Exciting Week-End' by Edith Miles; 'Lazy Daisies' by Mary Rose; 'Painting on Fabrics' by Marjorie Bywater; 'Shirley's Tiger' by Mary Shelley; 'Will It Be Fine?' by E. Tusting Cocking; 'Peace on Earth' by Stuart Roberton; 'The Truth about Dick Whitington'; 'Match Flowers' by A. A. Bond; 'Trapped with a Theif' by Heather White; 'Just a Letter!'; 'What is a Lifetime?' by E. Tusting Cocking; 'A Day in a Kennel-Maid's Life' by M. Murray-Lurcock; 'A Use for Small Scraps of Silk' by Beryl Netherclift; 'How to Make a Design' by Marjorie Bywater; 'G. O. P. Special Sports Section: Hints for Would-be Swimmers, Land Drill' by C. Falcon; 'Home-Made Decorations'; 'Camilla's cooking; A Fish Supper' by Gwyneth Pennithorne; 'You and Your sketch Book: The Sludgy-Squdgy Creek' by Hayward Young; 'Home-Made Sweets'; 'Weaving, the Hobby for You' by Sylvia Rose; 'Little Women of Real Life' by Mary C. Nunn; 'Little Women Spill Boxes and Letter Racks'; 'The Girl Goes Gardening in Roman Britain' by Joan Burr; 'How Flowers Advertise' by Chester Salthill; 'Christmas Gifts' by K. Hope Forrest; 'Your Very Own Cap and Scarf' by Mary Rose; 'A Christmas Vow' by Wallace Carr; 'How to Stencil Curtains for the Nursery' by Valentine Gorring; 'Christmas eve in Norway' by Ellen Hope; 'Unemployed Dogs' by robert Colville; 'Loopy Animals' by Ruby Evans; 'Your Old Table; 'Why girls Should Stamp'; 'Shopping on Robinson Crusoe's Isle' by K. Janvrin Tims; 'A Frock for the Fairy Queen' by Norah Cameron; 'Good-Night!'; 'Christmas Present from Wall-Paper: Imitation Leather Work' by Ruby Evans; 'A Shampoo Wrap' by J. Ashley; 'Christmas Fare' by Stuart Robertson; 'Masks and Faces: Some Ideas for a Christmas Party' by Marjorie Bywater; 'King Turkey Spreads Himself Befor the Final Sprea: The Story of Your Christmas Dinner' by Eric Hardy; 'G. O. P. Special Sports Section: Ar You going Winter-Sporting?' by C. Falcon; 'Knit a Jumper for Your Dog' by Jane Bevan; 'The Centenary - and Celia' by E. M. de Foubert; 'Party Games'; 'Steering Wheel or Spare Wheel?' by Stuart Robertson; 'The Battle of the Burrs' by F. M. Heward; 'The Early Worm' by E. Tusting Cocking; 'Nursery Rhyme Cushions for Your Den' by Marjorie Bywater; 'With All Good Wishes!' by Estelle Harbord; 'Original Parties and How to Run Them' by Ruby Evans; 'A Clever Girl'; 'In a Mirror Darkly' by Valentine Gorring; 'Kidnapped in the Landes' by Nesta B. Burditt; 'A Useful Trolley' by Ruby Evans; 'A Happy Life'; 'Snap Your Scholl Play' by Gwyneth Pennethorne; 'Has the Jil-of-All-Trades a Chance?: An Open Letter to One of Them'; 'I'll See You on the Ice!: Some Skating Hints' by Lucie Thausig; 'Pipe-cleaner Dogs'; 'Recognising Oneself' by Stuart Robertson; 'Duffy Goes to Sea Again: The Story of a Weird Cruise' by Beryl Irving; 'The Bird Cafeteria' by Winifred Bear; 'Synthetic Sketching' by Arthur Butcher; 'Your Very Own Dog: Some Things You Should Know' by C. Falcon; 'Be My valentine!: When Our Grannies Were Young' by Valentine Gorring; 'Music As A Career' by Norah Cameron; 'The Girl goes Gardening: In A Mediaval Castle Garden' by Joan Burr; 'Hilda Makes a Discovery' by Jane G. Stewart; 'School-days at Home and Abroad: In France'; 'Emblems and Symbols' by Marjorie Bywater; 'Two Queer Zoo Reptiles' by Gladys Davidson; 'The Art of Good Grooming' by Marjorie Bevan; 'When the Day is Young and Sweet: Some Hints for Your Den' by Clarisse; 'G. O. P. Special Sports Section: Learn to Dive this Year' by C. Falcon; 'Hocky Hints'; 'Tackle!: A Hockey Story' by R. C. Barnard; 'Glimpses at the World's Games: Hottentot "Hus"' by Joan Burr; 'Lion Taming' by Stuart Robertson; 'School-days at Home and Abroad: In Ceylon' by D. Kirby; 'Hot and Tasty!' by Winifred Bear; 'It Happens this Month: Pancake Day and Oranges and Lemons Day' by H. Worsley-Benson; 'Lieutenant: A Camping Story' by Mrs. A. C. Osborn Hann; 'The Fourth Form Rivals' by Patricia Brooke; 'Have You a Good Eye for Colour?: An Ideal Handicraft for Girls of all Ages'; 'Do You Live at brighton?' by Joan Burr; 'Glimpses at the World's Games: Domines from Italy' by Joan Burr; 'The Conceit of the Kid' by Isabel Lade; 'Princess Elizabeth's Cake' by Marly L. Stollard; 'Applique without Tears: A Quick and Modern Method' by Marjorie Bywater; 'Cape gooseberries: The Lamps of elfland'; 'The Lift of Love' by Stuart Robertson; 'Black Jan's Treasure: The Story of a Pirate's Hoard' by Isabel Cameron; 'The Parts of a Flower and What they Do' by J. Salmon; 'Netball Notes'; 'The Princesses Royal of England' by Helen M. Turner; 'A Phantom of the Skies' by Frances Cowen; 'Aviation as a Career for Girls' by Pauline Gower; 'Twenty-Five Years Ago' by Mary L. Stollard; 'Netball Notes'; 'For Your Den' by Winifred L. Escott; 'Aller - to go!' by Lilla Waithman; 'Useful Little Cases' by Mary Rose; 'How the Modern girl attains Strenght and Grace' by C. Falcon; 'The Queen and the Open Air' by Mona Miles; 'A Question of Balance: further Skating Hints' by Lucie Thausig; 'Cruising Craft' by Muriel Blackburn; 'Putting In and Getting Out' by Stuart Robertson; 'For the Sculpture-Minded: Carving in Alabaster' by Marjorie Bywater; 'The Queen Marks of England' by Helen B. Turner; 'The Girl goes Gardening: A Physic Garden in Chaucer's London' by Joan Burr; 'On Saleswomanship' by G. A. Adamson; 'It Happens in May: Beating the Bounds' by H. Worsley-Benison; 'The Royal Edwards of History' by Richard Southern; 'Just One Thing' by Margaret Smith; 'You and Your Camera: How the Camera Works' by Gwyneth Pennethorne; 'Can You row a Boat? by C. Falcon; 'Superstition' by Leslie Gordon; 'The stones of England' by W. Cyril Moss; 'How to Build a Summer House' by Leonora Fry; 'It Happens in June: Quit-Rents and tennis - Old and New' by H. Worsley-Benison; 'School-days at Home and Abroad: Austria' by Lydia S. Graham; 'Camilla's Cooking: How to Make Orange Baskets'; 'Recognisable Christians' by Stuart Robertson; 'Lino Blocks: How to Make Small Plaques and Medallions' by Marjorie Bywater; 'I Want to Be A - Nursery Nurse' by D. W. Hughes; 'Diet Without Tears: Helping Your Brain by the Food You Eat' by Winifred Bear; 'The Glory of an english June' by Eirc Hardy; 'A Sunshine Room' by Clarisse; 'School-days at Home and Abroad: In Germany'; 'Rounders' by C. Falcon; 'Thomasine to the Rescue' by Betty A. M. Byard; 'There's Many a Slip' by Isabel Lade; 'Success at School Sports' by E. Y. Chamberlin; 'Colours that Keep You Cool' by Norah Cameron; 'Are You Staying at Margate?' by Joan Burr; 'Camilla's Cooking: How to Make Almond Slices'; 'How to Focus Correctly' by Gwyneth Pennethrone; 'The Girl goes Gardening: A Tudor Maze' by Joan Burr; 'I Want to be a Games Mistress'; 'Aaron's Excuse' by Stuart Robertson; 'The Late Miss Larkins' by Doris A. Pocock; 'It Happens In July'; 'Are you a Folk-Dancer? by Rhoda Franklin; 'How to Play Your tennis Strokes' by C. Falcon; 'The Right Way with Goldfish' by Ian Harman; 'Caught in the Act' by major J. T. Gorman; 'Judy - the Perfect Big Sister' by M. F. Forsyth; 'The Maid in the Moon' by G. M. Barnes; 'Motor Cars and Motor Holiday' by C. H. Albrecht; 'One up to Peppermint' by Dora M. Hardisty; 'Tufty Finds a Friend' by Ivy Scott Rogers; 'How to take Real Pictures' by Gwyneth Pennethorne; 'School-days at Home and Abroad: In Italy'; 'Birds at the Seaside' by H. N. Southern; 'It Happens in August: A Druid Ceromony' by H. Worsley-Benison; 'Your Dog Must Have Traffic Sense' by C. Heath; 'Deck Tennis is a Good Game for the Garden' by Jane Bevan; 'Which is Your Sport?'; 'Argonauts and Whales' by Stuart Robertson; 'The Lone Mother' by Ivy Scott Rogers; 'Women's "Writes": On Collecting the Autographs of Well known Women' by W. Reginald Bray; 'Tennis Tips'; 'At the Fete' by Heather White; 'The Lamb' by William Blake; 'Camilla's Cooking: A Supper You Can Cook Yourself' by Gwyneth Pennethorne; 'You and Your Camera: Enlarging' by Gwyneth Pennethorne; 'Glimpses at the World's Games: Chess from the East' by Jaon Burr; 'What about a Post-card Zoo?' by P. Thornton; 'Old Necklets Make New Bracelets' by Ruby Evans; 'Off to sea on a Patino!' by Isabel Lade; 'Make Your Own Furniture' by Sadie Goddard; 'Colour and Light: Lampshades and Candleshades' by Marjorie Bywater; 'Dressing the Garden Paly' by Mararet Q. Haig; 'Make a Hiking Bag'; 'A cornflower Den'; 'bridesmaids' Headgear' by Mary Rsoe; 'It Happens in September: An Old City School at the Mansion House' by H. Worsley-Benison; 'Something New for You!' by Jacqueline Bennett; 'Garden Puzzles' by Amy Matthews; 'A Humpty Dumpty Pyjama Case' by Gillian Sanderson; 'School-days at Home and Abroad: At Home in the 'Seventies' by Mary Stollard; 'Lazy Plants' by E. Tusting Cocking; 'Rabits!: Angora Wool Production as an Occupation for Girls' by C. H. Williams; 'Keep Fit' by Muriel Blackburn; and 'Who Invented Ice Cream?'. Illustrated with 4 colour plates and within the text with monochrome drawings/photographs. Previous water damage to lower edges of boards and text-block, little internal effect; corners rouned; case detached at front at frontispiece/title-page; title-page loose and a little wragged round its edges; chunk out of top-edge of page 119/122 (no loss of text); 2¼" tear to lower-edge of page 127/130 with chunk missing from page 127/128, no loss of text; good, internally clean, reading copy, complete with poor wrapper that has numerous faults (see photos) but is not unreasonable (wrappers are very scarce with these annuals).
[Order code:15435 / Price £15.00]

Spratt(ed.), Gladys M. - The Girl's Own Annual Vol. 57. RTS, not dated but 1936 I believe. Principle contents include: Peggy and the Brotherhood by Elsie Jeanette Oxenham, illus. J. Mills; The House on the Headland by Frances Cowen, illus. ?; That Orfull Girl by Sybil Haddock [these are very funny], illus. Walter Bell; Would You Lie to be an Animator? by Marjorie Sankey; A Northern Sanctuary by A. E. Bestall; Aunt Sarah Goes Motoring by Margaret Ironside, illus. Sutcliffe; Various Sports; Girls Throughout the Ages by Dorothy Kirby; The Robins Mage Good by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer, illus. Lilian Buchannan?; Joey's Holiday Essay by Patricia Gracey, illus. Sheila Stuart Robertson; The Farrell Family by Gormon Roche; Carry on Cumberledge by A. E. Seymour, illus. J. Dewar Mills; Old Castles and their Legends by C. Marjorie Hardie; Daughters of India by W. Stokes, illus. photos; A Chinese Girl Prepares for the New Year; Jenny's Jumper by Marjorie Miller; Lot Eighteen by Theodora Herapath; Pepita's Pony: A Chilian Adventure by Marjorie Sankey, illus. M Sankey; Nuts and May by D. M. Percy Smith, illus. Lilain Buchanan; The Stage as a Career by Valentine Gorring; Cycling in Present Day Traffic by C. Falcon; Chemical Jinks and Jars by J. M Mackinnon; Various Hobbies; The Governor's Lady by Theodora Herapath; Scared Stiff by Wallace Carr; School-days at Home and Abroad; A School-Girl Film Star: Nova Margery Pilbeam by Winifred Sykes; Three's COmpany by Jean Vaughan; Over the Hills and Far Away by Heather White, illus. Grace Loosemore; All About Pharmacy by Wilfred Burton?; Laddie Bob-Tail by N. K. Marvesley; The First Lady in Toronto by Theodora Herapath; A Real English Film Star: Anna Lee by Winifred Sykes; Second-Best by Norah Cameron; Two Girls in India by Deborah Tyndall; The Dormy Feast by E. K. de Foubert; Elizabeth Stuart by Helen M. Turner, illus. Grace Loosemore; The Mystery of the White Hall by Blanche Hunt; Pannage by F. M. Heward; Plants Once Associated with Magic by Mary Boazman; A Restless Rest-cure in a Little Canadian Village by Dora Olive Thompson; The Royal Edwards of History by Richard Southern, illus. Grace Loosemore; The Princess Passes by Francis Cowen; Games Our Great-Great Grannies Played. Illustrated with 4 colour plates and throughout the text in monochrome with drawings and photos (art-work is very 1930s). 11¼" x 8", 624pp plus 4 plates, dark-green cloth, gold and blind blocking, hardback. Very, very slightly sunned spine; 2 slight finger-tip depressions near top of back-board; slight foxing to top-edge; very slight page-edge browning in places (paper stock used varies slightly); the odd fox spot; very good plus (no inscriptions, no bumps, not ex-library) clean, sound copy; well above average; no wrapper.
[Order code:16340 / Price £60.00]

Spratt, Gladys M. - The Girl's Own Annual Volume 61. RTS. Spratt(ed.), Gladys M. - The Girl's Own Annual Volume 61. RTS/Lutterworth, not dated, 1939/40. Contents: My Own Story by Deanna Durbin, illus. photos; Marjorie Pollard on How to Play Hockey, illus. photos; Island of Adventure by Frances Cowen, illus. D. Best; Astronomy with an Opera Glass by Mary Procter; The House in Cornwall by Noel Streatfeild, illus. darwings by ?; A Good Career for GIrls [Science] by A. McCarley; Pieces by Stuart Robertson; Visitors to the Bungalow by Laurie Munro, illus. drawings by ?; The Happy Pands Family [soft toys] by Ruby Evans; Some Famous Girls: Pamela Wrinch; Next Door but One by Wallace Carr, illus. drawings by Best; Schooldays in Newfoundland by H. G. Garland, illus. photos; Netball Notes by L. Dyer, illus. drawings; The Ugly Wall [gardening]; Nurse Edith Cavell by G. J. Jackson, illus. stills from the film; Linen Buttonholes by Marla Tyrrell; Countryside Notes; How Much Do You Know?; An Afternoon with Mr Jenkins by L. M. Montgomery, illus. by George Clark; Waht is Television? by Elise Sprott, illus. photos; Carrots' Catastrophe by Ruth Marcus, illus. drawings by ?; A Sunshine Bedroom [decorating] by Mary Stollard; Schooldays in the USA by Ruth Lockwood, illus. photos; New Christmas Games; GOP Club Toast Song; Mascot Mike [soft toy] by Ruby Evans; Cheering up a Sick Friend; Getting Ready for the Party by Phyllis Cooper; More Blessed to GIve by L. M. Montgomery, illus. George Clark; Try a Bank-Blow Band by R. M. Barker, illus. K. Janvrin Tims; The English Free Lance by Marjorie Bowen, illus. Ronald Lampitt?; Be Unusual and Keep Some Pet Reptiles; Christmas in Other Lands by Mary L. Stollard; The Present Drawer by Betty A. M. Byard; A Perfect Dragon: An Old English Christmas Story by Wallace Carr, illus. ?; Plants That Have ANimal Names; Finny Pets [fish] by Ian Harman; Reasons for Mercy by Marjorie Bowen, illus. ?; The Hockey Match [verse]; Joe by Phyllis Cooper; Christmas Among the Wild Flowers by Sydney Moorhouse; Meet the Twins [soft toys] by Ruby Evans; Lacrosse: Team Work by E. Y. Chamberlin, illus. photos; All Nuts by Estelle Harbord; Margaret Morris Movement as a Career by Betty Simpson, illus. photos; At the Temple of the Sphinx by Maureen Frazer, illus. Mays; Sally's Solo by Dorothy Carter, illus. Leslie H. Shepherd; Skate Better by Sid Hedges; Sister-in-Arms by Violet M. Methley, illus. K. Janvrin Tims; Original Decorations by Ruby Evans; Margaret Bondfield by Dorothy Kirby; Embroider Your Gloves; Home Life and Handicrafts in Finland by Moira A. Savonius, illus. photos; The Queer Girl at St. Quentin's by Angela Brazil, illus. ?; I'm Going to be a Teacher; Hair Raising Problems [styles]; Betty's Outlaw by Cora Freemantle, illus. ?; Beauty Quest by Hilda Campbell; Play Badminton and Keep Fit, illus. photos; About Easter Eggs; Elaine Saunders interviewed by Winifred Sykes; Princess Elizabeth [current Queen] by Guy Heseltine, illus. photos; Jewels of the East by Constance M. Evans, illus. ?; Knit this Pretty Frock Yourself by Dorothy Beckett; Feet by Phyllis Cooper; The Sheep-Slayer by Dorothy Hall Taylor, illus. Leslie H. Shepherd; Dulcie the Duck [soft toy] by Ruby Evans; Clarice Investigates by Trevor Holloway, illus. Mays; Schooldays in New Zealand by Erica Williamson, illus. photos; Squash by E. Y. Chamberlin, illus. photos; The Castle of Kentigern by Anne Montrose; Let's Grow Beans; Gifts You Can Make at Home; Why Did I Miss that Smash? [tennis] by T. Wallis Myers, illus. photos; The Toymaker of Gartz by Aline Burch, illus. Harris; Keep Hens by Gwyneth Pennethorne, illus. photos; A Jumbled Tale by Wendy James; Binkie Stuart; Successful Swimming and How it is Done by E. Y. Chamberlin, illus. photos; Kitty-Wee's Adventure by Ivy Scott Rogers, illus. Harry Rountree; That Birthday Present by N. Frisby; Schooldays in Rumania by J. P. Derriman, illus. photos; Good Manners; Behind that Smile [teeth care] by Phyllis Cooper; How to Make Susage and Potato Rolls; Catsitches! by Marjorie Bywater; Helpful Harry; Play - and Keep Fit by Sid G. Hedges; Hector by June Harrington; The Sunshine Club; Tennis Tips by Jean Ross, illus. photos; Other People's Ways by Joan Verney, illus. Mays; Peggy MacCorkindale interviewed by Patricia Montagu; This England: Architecture in the Country Villages by C. Marjorie Hardie, illus. example drawings; On His Majesty's Service by Irene Boyd, illus. Reginald Mills; The Wonderland of Cloud [weather]; All on Her Own by Frances Cowen, illus. Leslie Shepherd; Look After Your Puppy; Schooldays in India by Shiela Simeon, illus. photos; How to Take Care of Your Eyes by Phyllis Cooper; Join the Garden Squad; The Saint by Winifred Norling; The World on Wheels [cycling holidays] by Joyce E. Miles, illus. photos; Tennis Tactics by T. Wallis Myers; Lessons for the Emperor by Elizabeth Cross, illus. Reginald Mills; Make these from Pipe-Cleaners by Estelle Harbord; The Letter-Writer of the Passage Fontaine by Baroness Orczy, illus Mays; 1940 Holidays, illus. photos; Belgium's Royal Children by Helen M. Turner, illus. photo; There is Liberty by R. C. Barnard, illus. Best; You and Your Camers by Gwyneth Pennethorne, illus. photos; Make a New Collar Necklace; Keep Fit and Play Tennis by E. M. R. Burgess, illus. photos; Not So Faraway Islands by L. Hugh Newman, illus. photos; Learn to Swim this Year; A Substitute Journalist by L. M. Montgomery, illus. Mays; Potato Cakes; Where Mr Roosevelt Lives [White House]; Try Roller Skating by Jean Ross, illus. photos; Shall we Visit the Planets? by Mary Proctor. 11" x 8¼", 508pp plus 4 plates, blue cloth, gold and blind blocking, hardback. Illustrated with 4 colour plates and throughout the text with monochrome drawings and photos. Slightly sunned spine; bump to top edges of both boards; slight rubs to cloth; front-hing a bit 'floppy' but no splitting to paper; slight endpaper browning; slight page-edge browning; good, sound copy complete with good (some magic-tape type reinforcements to tears/wear on verso of wrapper; 'dusty'; edge-wear/creases/tears; loss to head/foot of spine, loss to corner-folds) wrapper, not price-cut.
[Order code:18697 / Price £100.00]

Spriggs, Elsie Helena (and others) - Further Tales to tell to Little Children. Carwal Publications, 4th impression, 1946. 7½" x 4¾", 112pp, orange cloth, black blocked lettering and decoration, hardback. Illustrated with monochrome drawings within the text by Christine Jackson. Spine sunned, corners rounded, pencil scribble on back-board, front-board held by webbing only, 2 illustrations not very neatly coloured, various childish scribble, good reading copy only, no wrapper.
[Order code:13145 / Price £1.50]

Spyri, Johanna - Heidi. Purnell (BPC Publishing), 1969. Illustrated in colour and monochrome by Eric Rowe. 11" x 8", not numbered, colour illustrated laminated boards, hb. Spine split half-way on one side and three-quarters on the other but complete, small (½" x 1" overall) scribble on the back board, o/w very good.
[Order code:3064 / Price £3.00]

Spyri, Johanna - Heidi. Heirloom Library, ND, 1960s? 8½" x 5½", 288pp plus 8 plates, gery and blue striped cloth with red drawings and yellow patterning, hb. Illustrated with 8 coloured plates and monochrome drawings within the text by Janet and Anne Johnston. Spine somewhat dulled, pages 47 to 50 (1 folded sheet) loose, o/w very good.
[Order code:4519 / Price £4.00]

Spyri, Johanna - BBC TV Heidi Annual. Grandreams, 1981. 11¼" x 7½", 58pp, colour illustrated laminated boards, hardback. Illustrated in monochrome, two-colour and colour with drawings and photographs. Top front corner bumped; very good (no inscriptions, not ex-library) not price-cut (no wrapper).
[Order code:5293 / Price £3.00]

Spyri, Johanna - Heidi. Heirloom Library, not dated, 1950s? 8½" x 5½", 288pp plus 8 plates, gery and blue striped cloth with red drawings and yellow patterning, hardback. Illustrated with 8 coloured plates and monochrome drawings within the text by Janet and Anne Johnston. Inscription, name written at head of title-page, good only, no wrapper.
[Order code:11791 / Price £2.50]

Spyri, Johanna - Heidi. Collins, 1959 reprint. 8½" x 5¼", 256pp plus 3 plates, grey cloth, blocked dark-green spine lettering and front-board design, hardback. Illustrated by Pelagie Doane with 3 colour plates, monochrome chaper-page drawings and monochrome endpapers (identical); plus the colour wrapper. A few slight spots to board edges, inscription on half-title, very good, complete with similar, price-cut, wrapper that has a 1" central tear with 'scrunging' around it, to the top of the back-panel.
[Order code:12862 / Price £1.00]

St - The St John Ambulance Brigade Cadets. St John Ambulance. St - The St John Ambulance Brigade Cadets. 1955 reprint. 5" x 4", 32pp, softback. Illustrated with a monochrome photogrpah of the Queen by Dorothy Wilding; and with monochrome drawings within the text. Personal details completed inside front cover; very slight turning to top-front corners; cover very slightly 'dusty', very good.
[Order code:14676 / Price £5.00]

Stables, Gordon - Just Like Jack: A Story of the Brine and the Breeze. Hodder and Stoughton, 1904, third edition. 7½" x 5", 398pp plus 8 plates (2 missing), red cloth, front and spine blocked with an illustration and decoration, hardback. Illustrated with colour plates by J. Finnemore. Lacks 2 plates, slight rubs to boards, prize-plate on front paste-down (dated 1916), slight edge-foxing, good, solid, bright copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:12350 / Price £4.00]

Star - Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Annual. Copyright 1984, Marvel/Grandreams. All strips. 11¼" x 7½", 64pp inc. both boards, colour illustrated paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated in colour. Slight wear to head of spine; very good (no inscriptions, not ex-library), not price-cut; (no wrapper).
[Order code:15952 / Price £3.00]

Star - Star Wars: Retrun of the Jedi Storybook. St Michael/Marks & Spencer/Octopus, 1983, second impression. Adapted by Joan D. Vinge. 11¼" x 8", 64pp inc. both boards, colour illustrated paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated in colour with stills from the film. Ink blot to lower edge effecting about half the pages (see photo); slight edge-wear; name written in top-inside corner of title-page; very good (no wrapper).
[Order code:15954 / Price £2.00]

Statham, Mrs Heathcote - Flix and Flox, or, The Sea Gull. Blackie, not dated, inscribed 1910. 6¾" x 4¾", 64pp plus 1 plate plus 12pp illustrated Blackie's catalogue, grey buckram blocked in blue, black and light grey with an illustration, hardback. Colour frontispiece. Slightly sunned spine; Sunday School prize bookplate on front paste-down; endpaper browning; slight foxing in places; good, solid copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:5649 / Price £8.00]

Steedman, Amy - A Little Child's Life of Jesus. Nelson. Not dated, '50s? 8" x 5¼", 120pp plus 16 plates, red cloth, hardback. Illustrated with colour paintings by Paul Woodroffe. One plate loose and a bit ragged round the edges, inscription on front-free endpaper, spine slightly sunned, very good minus, no wrapper. Average.
[Order code:10344 / Price £5.00]

Steedman, Amy - The Child Jesus. Nelson, not dated, probably 1920s/30s? (design and materials would suggest this period). Nelson's Bible Board Books series. 10¼" x 7¾", 32pp plus 4 plates, paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated with 4 colour plates and monochrome drawings within the text by several artists. Spine slightly unned; boards slightly 'dusty'; slight endpaper browning; gathering held by threads only at the first section break (page 8/9/plate); good, clean copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:15320 / Price £6.00]

Sterling(retells), Sara Hawks - Robin Hood and His Merry Men. J. Coker, not dated, probably 1930s? 10" x 7¼", 118pp plus 4 plates (1 of which is missing here), quarter red cloth, paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated with colour paintings by Rowland Wheelwright. Spine detached (but present); water damage to lower portion of back-board; boards not very well attached; boards slightly bowed; pencil squiggle on half-title (not much); inscription on verso of half-title; lacks frontispiece; page-edges and pages browned; 2 tears near head of spine and small chunk missing from front of first plate; poor, no wrapper. Serviceable reading copy only.
[Order code:14890 / Price £1.00]

Stevenson, Rober Louis - A Child's Garden of Verses. Brown Watson, 1980. Start Right Elf Book. 6½" x 4¾", not numbered (28pp), colour illustrated laminated boards, hardback. Illustrated with colour drawings by Elizabeth Webbe. Edge-wear, particularly head/foot of spine; very good; (no wrapper).
[Order code:3459 / Price £1.00]

Stevenson, Robert Louis - Kidnapped. Cassell, not dated, inscribed 1924. Empire Library edition. 8¼" x 5¾", 344pp plus 4 plates and a fold-out map, orange-brown buckram blocked with an illustration, hardback. Illustrated with 4 (as called for) colour plates by W. R. S. Stott, plus a fold-out sketch of the Cruise of the Brig 'Covenant'. Slightly sunned spine; boards very slightly 'dusty' and with a couple of slight marks; edge-foxing; prize bookplate on front-free endpaper; very slight foxing here and there; good, solid copy, no wrapper. Actually an unusual and scarce edition of this work.
[Order code:6196 / Price £8.00]

Stevenson, Robert Louis - The Black Arrow. Mellifont Press. Stevenson, R. L. - The Black Arrow. Mellifont Press, not dated, 1940s? Condensed text. ... medieval England in the throes of the Wars of the Roses. In swift-moving, lively prose we read how Dick Shelton, nephew of the wicked Sir Daniel Brackley, eludes his evil relative in a series of hairbredth escapes in the greenwood with 'Jack Matcham', his unrecognised affianced, Joanna Sedley, who acompanies him in man's disguise. But Nemesis is the real hero of the book, pursuing its villains with the bow of the outlaw, John Amendall. Twang goes John's bow-string and his black arrows of vengeance find their mark time and time again. 6¾" x 4¼", 254pp inc. endpapers, light-brown paper, front-board and spine blocked in dark-brown, hardback. Illustrated endpapers. Page-edge browning; very good minus (no inscriptions, no bumps, NOT ex-library), clean copy complete with good only (2½" tear along front-edge of front-panel from foot and 'scrunging' to the adjacent section; slight edge-wear, slightly 'dusty') wrapper; NOT price-cut.
[Order code:14527 / Price £2.00]

Stevenson, Robert Louis - Treasure Island. Thames, not dated, late 1950s? Regent Classics Series. Young Jim Hawkins' life became exciting from the moment he first clapped eyes on the brown old seaman with the sabre-cut and heard the buccaneers' villainous sea song whistling round the cove below the 'Admiral Benbow'. From the quiet old inn young Jim set out in quest of Captain Flint's treasure, his companions as bloodthirsty a crew of cut-throats as ever sailed under the skull-and-crossbones. Long John Silver, an engaging rascal with a merry eye, a smooth tongue, and one leg, posed as the boy's friend till, abord the Hispaniola, Jim found him out. After that, cutlasses and muskets came glinting out in the tropical sunlight, and a battle of wits began. Desperate perils had to be overcome, and much blood flowed, before Flint's golden hoard was borne safely off Treasure Island. 8¼" x 5¼", 246pp plus 1 plate, red cloth, gold blocked spine lettering, hardback. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece. Top-edge 'dusty', very good (no inscritpions, no bumps, NOT ex-library) complete with good (slightly sunned spine, chip at foot of spine, edge-wear, slightly 'dusty') wrapper.
[Order code:14619 / Price £1.00]

Stevenson, Robert Louis - Treasure Island. J. M. Dent, 1953 reprint. The Children's Illustrated Classics series. 8" x 5½", 282pp plus 8 plates, greyish-cream cloth printed overall with a repeat pattern in red, dark-green blocked lettering, hardback. Illustrated with 8 colour plates and '30' monochrome drawings within the text (several full-page) by S. Van. Abbe [Abbé]. Very slightly sunned spine; name written on verso of front-free endpaper; monochrome drawing on page 53 has been very neatly traced (depressions on verso of plate, you can see the pencil if you hold the book at an angle to a light); very faint/slight edge-foxing; faint mark to fore-edge; the odd internal fox spot; very good (no bumps, not ex-library) complete with poor (heavy edge-wear/chips/tears, slightly sunned spine, couple of marks) price-cut wrapper. Dent nearly always used high-quality materials and did so here; this is a very nice book with out of the ordinary illustrations.
[Order code:15161 / Price £5.00]

Stevenson, Robert Louis - Kidnapped. Nelson. Stevenson, Robert Louis - Kidnapped. Nelson, not dated, inscribed 1934. 7½" x 4¾", 286pp plus 17 plates, green cloth, hardback. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and 16 monochrome drawings by A. M. Trotter. Spine sunned; slight sunning to board edges; slight corner-rounding; slight edge-foxing; Sunday-school prize-plate on front paste-down; good, sound, clean copy; no wrapper.
[Order code:18714 / Price £2.00]

Stevenson, R. L. - Kidnapped. Collins' Clear Type Press, not dated, inscribed 1937. 10" x 7", 240pp plus 3 plates, dark green buckram, hardback. Illustrated with 3 colour plates and within the text with monochrome drawings. Title-page missing; spine sunned; 1" split at head-of-spine/front board; prize inscription on front-free end paper; good, solid, clean copy; no wrapper.
[Order code:6017 / Price £1.00]

Stevenson(illus.), Peter - My Big Book of Stories and Rhymes. Ladybird, 1998. This superb new collection includes twenty favourite nursery tales, thirty-four original teddy bear and animal stories, twelve original poems and more than one hundred and fifty traditional nursery rhymes. (flap). 12" x 8¼", 384pp, colour illustrated laminated boards, hardback. Illustrated in colour. Bump to lower-edge and top-edge of front-board; name, date, address and Class written at head of front-free endpaper; very good plus complete with very good minus (small tear to top-corner of back-flap; edge-wear) wrapper; NOT price-cut.
[Order code:14574 / Price £3.00]

Stirring - Stirring Stories for Boys. Humphrey Milford/OUP, 1935, 1st. Contents: Chickens by George S. Surrey; The Tiger and the Tow-Boat by F. W. Boulton; The Signal on Giant's Stoop by K. Wallis Coales; Spikey's Otters by J. C. Bristow-Noble; The Laidlaw Cup by Ross Hobben; How the Seals Won their Ship by Frank G. G. Carr; The Sheep Killer by George S. Surrey; and, The Strange Affair at Porthlesky by Lawrence R. Bourne. 10" x 7¼", not numbered (124pp plus 4 plates), paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated with 4 colour plates and with monochrome drawings within the text. Lacks spine (well, actually a detached 6" aprox. worn piece remains); red crayon 'go faster' stripes added to back-board; very heavy wear to top-edge and top-half of front-edge of front-board; edge-wear; corner-wear; page and page-edge browning, good only, no wrapper. Reading copy only.
[Order code:14875 / Price £2.00]

Stirring - A Stirring Book for Girls. Blackie. Stirring - A Stirring Book for Girls. Blackie, not dated [1937]. Contents: colour frontispiece by Diana O'Rourke; The Lower Fifth Rebels by F. M. Tyler, illus. ?; The Lonely Farm by Ann Vaughan, illus Gordon Browne?; The Treasure Hunt by Natalie Joan, illus. C. E. Brock?; A Duchess in Porcelain [verse] by J. Y.T.; The Cottage on the Moor by Irene Boyd, illus. ?; Blue: A Doggy Poem by Sibylla Napier; colour plate by F. Harrison; Treasure Trove: A Holiday Article by Ethel Talbot; The Castle in the Gorge by Mrs J. D. Westwood, illus. Warwick Reynolds; colour plate by J. Dewar Mills; Crinoline by Violet M. Methley, illus. ?; A Mountain for a Memorial by C. H. Lea; E-ling's Prize by A. O. Stott; Tinker Town by Ethel Talbot, illus. ?; colour plate by M. D. Johnston; Senor Andee by J. H. Ambrose, illus. ?; A Measured Opinion [verse] by Q.K.; A Labrador Schoolday by Alexandra Preston, illus. ?; One Touch of Nature by E. D. Pollok, illus C. E. Brock?; Blood-Money by J. D. Westwood, illus. ?; A Ramble about Books and Reading by Marjory Royce; Red Heels by A. M. Paulin, illus. ?. 10" x 7¼", not numbered (122pp approx. plus 4 plates), paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated with 4 colour plates and monochrome drawings within the text. Very slightly sunned spine; ¾" split at foot-of-spine/front-board joint; edge-wear; boards slightly 'dusty'; page-edge browning; pages toned; lightly pencilled 'note' in top-front corner of front-fee endpaper; 1 internal and the drawing on the back paste-down partially, and very neatly, coloured; good, solid, clean copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:15348 / Price £15.00]

Stone, Rosetta (Dr Seuss [apparently?]) - Because a Little Bug Went Ka Choo!. Collins, not dated. Beginner Books. This is a very, very odd copy of this book; firstly its a paperback with the hardback cover art and the hardback page-count (48pp; the paperback issue has 64pp and is slightly different format); and secondly it appears to be bound with one side of one full sheet not printed (ie verso of title-page and page facing it, 4 sides internally and, probably, half-title and page facing it are all blank). 8¾" x 6½", 48pp, illustrated card covers, paperback. Illustrated with coloured drawings by Michael Frith. Fine but see above; not as it should be; in plastic library-type cover that is glued to back-cover along its (the plastic covers) front-edge, but not ex-library.
[Order code:6110 / Price £30.00]

Stories - Stories for Girls. Blackie, not dated [1948?]. Contents: All the Fun of the Fair by Eric Shepherd; An Exciting Picnic by Angela Brazil; A Good Word for Captain Bob by Henrietta Merriman; Campbell's Chest by J. Brown; The Dog Next Door by E. L. Haverfield; Facing the Footlights by S. K. Ensdaile; Francesco's Quest by A. M. Westwood; Her Majesty's Palfrey by Primrose Cumming; Betty Finds Herself by Frances Farmer; Rose on the Ranch by Doris A. Pocock; Pin-pricks by Josephine Elder; A Narrow Squeak by Natalie Joan; Two Cats - and One Other by Natalie Joan; The Disillusionment of C. C. by Evelyn Smith; and The School Specimen by Dorothea Moore. 10" x 7¼", 120pp plus 3 (should be 4) plates, colour illustrated paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated with 3 (should be 4) colour plates and with monochrome drawings within the text. Front board rubbed along top edge and, to a lesser extent, along the front edge; lacks front-free endpaper and frontispiece; pencilled name and address top-corner of verso of back-free endpaper; page-edge browning; good reading copy, solid, clean copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:5283 / Price £5.00]

Stories - Stories for Girls. Birn Brothers, ND, ins. 1940. Contents: 'That Dog, Ruffery!' by Patricia Brooke; 'Prairie Peril' by Bertha Leonard; 'The Sun Peeps Through' by Nora B. Walker; 'Cousin Marie' by Eunice Close; 'The Lost Ring' by Freda Whittaker; 'Ginger for Pluck' by Patricia Brooke; 'Edna's wonderful Plan' by Isabel Lade; 'The Rescue at Rambolt Rocks' by Arthur Groom; 'Daphne's Decision' by Arthur Groom. 10½" x 7½", 124pp, illustrated laminated boards, hb. Illustrated with 2 colour plates and within the text with monochrome drawings. Slight corner and edge wear, ins. at top of front-free endpaper, o/w very good, no wrapper. Above average.
[Order code:5667 / Price £6.00]

Stories - Stories for Schoolgirls. Juvenile Productions, not dated, 1940s? 10½" x 7½", not numbered (120 aprox., plus 2 plates), paper covered boards colour illustrated (schoolgirl pinning party dress for another girl, same front and back), hardback. Contents: (except one, anon.) Strange Hunting; Kind Maiden; Strom at St. Celia's; Made He Them; The King's Jester; The House in the Cotswolds; The Sisters Who Squabbled; Adventure in Morocco; Anne's Air Adventure; Taking the Plunge by Wallace Carr; Peggy's Good Turn. Illustrated with 2 colour plates and monochrome drawings within the text. Edge/corner wear; cover slightly 'dusty'; 'This Book...' completed and crossed out with second owner inserted; 10 drawings neatly coloured; page-edge browning; generally clean, good only, no wrapper.
[Order code:12166 / Price £5.00]

Stories - Stories for Boys. Dean. Stories - Stories for Boys. Dean, not dated, inscribed 1938. Contents: Smolenski's Tears by C. Bernard Rutley; The Legion's Got a Name! by Eric Wood; No. 13 by Ben Draper; One Good Turn by F. S. Blomfield; 'New Chum' Weston by William R. Bawden; The Umbonated Pedagogue by A. Lloyd Owen; A Match for Markham by John Bostock; Formation Flight by S. T. James; Three Lucky Spots by Wallace Carr; Desert Justice by S. T. James; and, The Secret of Scarfield School by F. W. Gumley. 9¾" x 7½", 140pp plus 3 plates, quarter red cloth, paper covered boards, front colour illustrated (3 boys watching racing car), hardback. Illustrated with 3 colour plates and with monochrome drawings within the text. Spine sunned and worn at head; edge and corner wear; couple of marks and slightly 'dusty' boards; Xmas inscription in top-front corner of front paste-down; slight page-edge browning, a few fox spots; good, solid clean copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:14856 / Price £5.00]

Stories - Stories for Boys. Dean, not dated, 1930s? Contents: The Signal by F. W. Gumley; The Lost Plane by A. K. Dickson; Colin's Clever Capture by W. H. Morris; The Paper Chase by P. M. Frost; The Witch Doctor by R. B. Ogle; The Saving Floor by Martin Bishop; The Downfall by G. F. Taylor; and, The Scholarship Boy by E. J. Wass. 10½" x 7½", 60pp plus 1 plate; quarter red cloth, paper covered boards, front colour illustrated (hunters on elephant), hardback. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece by Savile Lumley and with monochrome drawings within the text by various artists. Spine sunned; edge and corner wear; boards a little 'dusty'; hinges weak; pages browned; fox 'patches'; inscription on front free endpaper; light pencil scribble on all endpapers; heavy pencil scribble at top of page 16; light pencil scribble on pages 9, 13, 29, 35 and 43 (none of the scribble actually obscures any text); good only, no wrapper. Reading copy with nice plate.
[Order code:14858 / Price £2.00]

Various - Stories for Boys. Dean, not dated, 1940s? Contents: The Red Junk by G E. Hopcroft; New Chum Weston by William R. Bawden; Conway Clears Himself by S. Beresfrod Lucas; Outwitting the Gun-Runners by W. H. Morris; The Boy who Funked School by Frances Cowen; Treasure of the Sahara by William Graham; The Jape of the Term by David Morris; Beyond a Joke by F. Dent; Rounding up the Rustlers by W. H. Morris; Queer Cargo by W. H. Morris. 10¼" x 7¼", 92pp inc. 1 plate; quarter pale-blue cloth, paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and within the text with monochrome drawings. Spine sunned; very heavy corner wear, rounded, squashed, worn (the boards are more like very heavy card); slight edge-wear; inscription in top-inside corner of fornt paste-down; slight edge-foxing; good, clean copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:15330 / Price £3.00]

Story, James Capes - Lads of Kingston: A Tale of a Seaport Town. Partridge, ND, 1914? 7½" x 5", 192pp inc. 6 plates, red buckram blocked in blue, black and brown with an illustration, hb. Illustrated with 6 monochrome drawings. Includes a 32pp catalogue of Partridge's publications at the back. Edges somewhat 'browned', Sunday-School presentation bookplate on front paste-down, faded spine, generally good plus, no wrapper.
[Order code:3202 / Price £4.00]

Story - The Story of Israel. Griffith Farran Browne & Co, The Newbery Bible Series, ND, ins. 1903. 9¾" x 7¼", 28pp, quarter red cloth with paper covered boards, front illustrated, hb. Case detached, Sunday School prize bookplate on front paste-down, good. Below average.
[Order code:5668 / Price £3.00]

Story - Story Land Comic. Marvel Comics/Masterpress. Mid '80s weekly young childs comic. Various issues available: Nos 2 (with free gift), 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70 and 71 (issues 64 to 71 lack the free gift). 10¾" x 8¼", 24pp usually. Colour and monochrome. Mostly very good/fine, most have surname neatly written at top by newsagent; would say most, if not all are unread. Above average.
[Order code:7353 / Price £0.25] (price is each)

Story - Storyland Annual for Girls. D. C. Thomson. Not dated, mid '20s? 10" x 7½", 188pp plus 6 plates, quarter blue cloth with colour spine onlay, glossy paper covered boards, front colour illustrated (girl with hockey-stick over shoulders), back plain cream, hardback. Monochrome illustrated endpapers (different). Illustrated with 6 colour plates (?, Mark Anthony, Savile Lumley, P. Walford, R. H. Brock, and Moorsom); 4pp of two-colour (green and black) illustrated contents pages; 8pp of monochrome photo-pictures; and throughout the text with monochrome drawings. The colour, two-colour and photo-pictures are printed on 'art' paper; the rest on the medium-heavy paper commonly used in this period. Contents: Kobo's Warning by Jack Halliday; Grown-Up Fairies [verse]; The Lonely Rich Girl by Kate Addiscombe; Queer Pets [captioned photo-pictures]; Her Father's Good Name by Alison Buchanan; Hairdressing in Many Lands [captioned photo-pictures]; Pearls and Prying: A One-Act Parlour Play by Gladys Wynne; Catching a Crab [1 side humourous 'strip']; The Honarable Mr Lynx by Gordon Drew; Bird ringing on the Bass Rock [captioned photo-pictures; The Ranee's Bangle by Doris Laing; Who Was the Winner by Enid Leale; Three Girls and a Picture by Jean Morton; Robin Hood's Lass by Violet M. Methley; Betty Grey's Ninth Badge by Jean Clifford; Mia's Gratitude by May Wynne; From Cocoon to Kimono [captioned photo-pictures]; Rebels of Ryecroft by Hilda Brierley; Making Music the World Over [captioned photo-pictures]; Nancy Whom Nobody Wanted; Peggy Blane - A. B. by Frances Pearson; Sheila's Sheik [1 side humourous 'strip']; Gina at the Wheel by J. M. Hill; A Tidy Guide [1 side humourous 'strip']; and, Screen Star for A Day by Phyllis Martin. Top-front spine corner bumped, edge-foxing, some foxing to endpapers, 'This book' completed in pencil, a few slight fox spots in margins, very bright and clean borads and spine onlay (due to presence of wrapper), internally bright and clean (no colouring); complete with wrapper (repeats boards) that has edge wear/tears, several 2" tears, wear and some loss at fold-corners and head/foot of spine, ¼" x 1½" chip at foot of front panel by spine; but is in remarkably good shape and bright appearance. Well above average condition; wrappers are very scarce with this type of book.
[Order code:10673 / Price £50.00]

Storyland - Storyland for Boys. Frederick Warne. not dated, inscribed 1936. 9½" x 6¾", not numbered, paper covered boards, front and spine colour illustrated, hardback. Contents: 'Family Coach' by Hylton Cleaver; 'Barney the Brave' by Capt. F. A. M. Webster; 'The Thaw' by L. Barry Clifford; 'The Sacred Cow' by S. T. James; 'Why Sellicks Stayed' by Hylton Cleaver; 'How Balloons and Airships Fly' by Joseph Lawrence; 'The Goblin with One Eye' by Sercombe Griffin; 'On Time!' by Thomas J. Willis; 'Puzzles and Counters'; 'Strained Relations' by Major Charles Gilson; and 'Judgement by Fang' by L. Col. A lloyd Owen. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and within the text with monochrome drawings. Heavy edge wear; boards 'dusty'; prize plate on front paste-down; slight mark and depression to verso of frontispiece; lower front corner of one page missing; small mark to centre of back paste-down (removal of original bookseller's label?); good, solid, internally clean (no marking/colouring), no wrapper.
[Order code:9041 / Price £5.00]

Storyland - Storyland for Boys. Warne, not dated, 1930s? 9½" x 6¾", not numbered (118pp approx. plus 1 plate), paper covered boards, front and spine colour illustrated, hardback. Contents: Bananas have their Uses by F. A. M. Webster; Beneath the Shadow by Michael Annesley; The Bolderwood Cup by A. L. Haydon; The Silver Sculls by C. Bernard Rutley; The Horse Thief by George Surrey; Kudos by Hylton Cleaver; Family Pride by F. A. M. Webster; A Mystery Solved by A. Harcourt Burrage; and, The Sight to See by Hylton Cleaver. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece by Victor Anderson and within the text (several full-page) with monochrome drawings by various artists (inc. Lawrence East; O.S.; Victor Anderson; C.P.S.; T. Cuneo?; J. Forbers; F. B.). Spine worn at head and foot with some loss, spine sunned, edge wear, inscription on front-free endpaper, very slight edge-foxing, the odd internal fox spot, good, clean,quite solid copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:13081 / Price £5.00]

Stowe, Harriet Beecher - Uncle Tom's Cabin. Stories for the Children series. Retold by Edith Robarts. Ward, Lock & Co., not dated, inscribed 1910. 6" x 4", 92pp plus 5 plates, brown buckram, front board and spine heavy gold blocking, colour illustration onlay on front-board (repeat of frontispiece), hardback. Illustrated in colour with 5 plates, plus the onlay. Looks like a staple (?) has been pushed through back-board with the impression extenting to 10 pages plus the back-free endpaper inwards; 2 plates loose but not ragged in any way; very good, no wrapper. This is a highly condensed version (probably much to be prefered to wading through the original) with some nice colour plates.
[Order code:5362 / Price £10.00]

Stowe, Harriet Beecher - Uncle Tom's Cabin. Blackie, ND, early 1900s? 7½" x 4¾", 420pp plus 3 plates, dark green cloth, hb. Illustrated with 3 colour plates. Externally poor, internal hinges split, ins. on label on front paste-down, front-free endpaper and probably prelim and frontispiece missing, however, text is complete and clean, no wrapper. Below average.
[Order code:5700 / Price £0.50] plus post at cost.

Strang, Herbert - The Air Patrol: A Story of the North West Frontier [Pakistan/Afghanistan]. Henry Frowde/Hodder and Stoughton, 1913 (inscribed 1912?, probably issued for Christmas 1912/13). 8¾" x 5½", 442pp plus 8 plates, blue buckram blocked and printed with a colour illustration, gold lettering, hardback. Top-edge gilt. Illustrated with colour plates by Cyrus Cuneo. Slight edge and corner wear, sunned spine, top-edge 'dusty', Xmas inscription on verso of front-free endpaper, the odd fox spot, good, clean, solid, copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:5676 / Price £12.00]

Strang (ed.), Herbert - The Great Book for Boys. Pioners chopping wood on cover. Humphrey Milford, OUP, 1927. Contents: 'Our First Tiger Hunt' by A. F. Jackson; 'Building and tuning a Racing Car' by J. Harrison; 'Getting into Print' by John W. Sweet; 'Broken Glass' by Lawrence R. Bourne; 'The Diamond Runners' by Captain Oswald Dallas; 'Some Curious Locomotives' by G. G. Jackson; 'A Run with Smugglers' by John Finbarr; 'Whales and Whaling' by Arthur O. Cooke; 'The Beacon' by Walter Rhoades; 'Amusing Science Tricks' by Herbert McKay; and 'Hunting Adventures in the Far West' by Percy Dent. 8" x 5¾", not numbered, coloured illustrated paper covered boards, hb. Illustrated, fairly sparsely, with monochrome drawings. Slight edge and corner wear, both free endpapers missing, frontispiece missing, front internal hinge split, pencil scribble on first and last 2 pages o/w clean; very bright and clean boards. Below average.
[Order code:6372 / Price £3.00]

Strang (ed.), Herbert - The Big Book of Adventure Stories. Man in boat being confronted by a tiger on front cover. Humphrey Milford, OUP, 1932. Contents: 'On the Hill Crest Patrol' by Frank G. Jennings; 'Marooned on a Sandbank' by H. S. Rohu; 'The Tiger and the Tow-Boat' by F. W. Boulton; '"Tapu"' by D. W. O. Fagan; 'Our Ranch' by Major A. H. P. Harrisson; 'The People in the Caves: The Story of a Weird Underground War' by Captain E. J. Wolseley; 'Ning Wo the Wonderful' by Lt. Col. Donald Mackenzie; 'A Perilous Mission' by S. F. Martin; 'A Nightmare Journey' by Thomas B. Marshall; 'The Castaways of Guadalupe Island' by Robert S. Weaver; 'The Golden Beetle' by Dr T. A. Stoddard; 'The Last Creek' by John Mackie; 'The Gum-Hunter' by D. W. O. Fagan; 'The Old Mexican Mine' by Walter Roberts; 'Crossing the River' by J. T. Newnham-Williams; 'Barker, Non-Combatant' by Ogilvie Mitchell; 'How I Got My Jaguar-Skin' by Dr T. A. Stoddard; 'Fishing on the Molopo' by J. C. X. McKenna; 'My Alaskan Christmas' by W. E. Priestley; and 'The Great Canon' by W. A. Bell. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, 15 monochrome plates and within the text with monochrome drawings. Slight edge and corner wear, ins. on verso of frontispiece, slight foxing here and there, some foxing to edges, nice bright copy, sound, no wrapper. Above average.
[Order code:6374 / Price £9.50]

Strang, Herbert - Captain Cook's Voyages. Henry Frowde, not dated, inscribed 1914. Herbert Strang's Library edition. 7¾" x 5¼", 256pp plus 3 plates, green cloth, gold and black blocked lettering and decoration, hardback. Illustrated with 3 colour paintings. Edge wear, marks/rubs to boards, pencil inscription on verso of frontispiece, internally clean, good only, reasonably solid, no wrapper.
[Order code:12403 / Price £5.00]

Strang(ed), Mrs Herbert - The Great Book for Children. Humphrey Milford, OUP, 1927. 8" x 5¾", not numbered (128pp plus 1 plate), illustrated paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece by Mary S. Reave (no other actual plates, not sure if there should be?) and with monochrome/two-colour drawings within the text. Spine sunned; edge-wear; boards 'dusty'/rubs; text block split in half; front hinge very weak and held by webbing only; middle section loose; poor constructionally but relatively clean; no wrapper.
[Order code:4316 / Price £5.00]

Strang, Mrs Herbert - The Big Book for Tinies. Humphrey Milford (OUP). Not dated, inscribed 1934. 9½" x 6¾", pages not numbered, paper covered boards with front and spine colour illustrated, hardback. Illustrated with 8 colour plates (by Enid Warne Browne (2); M. Sowerby (3). ?, B. Butler, D. Armstrong), plus monochrome drawings and two-colour (green and gold-yellow with black) drawings. 2" split at back-board/head of spine; paper split and curling along back-edge of spine; spine slightly sunned; edge and corner wear; internal front hinge split; several plates loose with edge-wear/tears; Xmas inscription on front-free endpaper; binding weak; some neat colouring to monochrome drawings: a well used book; poor, however quite bright; no wrapper. Some interesting illustrations.
[Order code:7072 / Price £5.00]

Strang, Mrs Herbert - Brave Marget. OUP/Humphrey Milford. 1926 reprint, Oxford Books for Children series. 7" x 5½", 96pp plus 1 plate, colour illustrated paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and within the text with monochrome drawings. Spine missing, corner wear, hinges weak, ex-library but no stamps (original lending sheet and index card still present, sheet with one endtry for 1933), name ins. at top of front-free endpaper, cover bright, internally very good, no wrapper. Average.
[Order code:8123 / Price £5.00]

Strang, Mrs Herbert - The Big Book for Girls. Oxford University Press/Milford. Strang(ed.), Mrs Herbert - The Big Book for Girls. Oxford University Press/Milford, 1924, 1st. Contents: colour frontispiece by M. D. Johnson; The Walls of Shirpur by E. Hobart-Hampden, illus. M. D. Hohnson; The Night Riders by Esmee Rhodes, illus. Albert Morrow?; My First Caravan Tour by Lilian Quiller-Couch, illus. ?; Qout of the Fog by E. L. Haverfield, illus. ? inc. colour plate; Stella's First Hunt by Eleanor Helme, illus. ?; Othe Old House [verse] by Katharine Tynan; On Taming Birds by Marcus Woodward, illus. ?; The Education of Elaine by Christine Chaundler, illus. ?; Patty, A Real Golfer by Eleanor E. Helme, illus. ?; The Rebels by Helen Pritchard, illus. M. S. Reeve; The Guide Who Won by Brenda Girvin, illus. C. E. Brock; The Maker of Cradles [verse] by Thora Stowell; The Followers by Phillippa Francklyn, illus. Grace Lodge inc. colour plate; The Great Athletes by Alice Massie, illus. ?; A Day in the Dolomites by Lady Charnwood, illus. ?; Gorse [verse] by Katharine Tynan; Helen the Despot by E. L. Haverfield, illus. Savile Lumley; On an Australian Farm by Mary Gaunt, illus. Albert Morrow?; Question of Faith by Maud Diver, illus. ? inc. colour plate; The Gold Princess [verse] by Thora Stowell; Priscilla's Hat-Shop by Katharine Tynan, illus. ?; A Ride to Khama's Capital by Rosita Forbes, illus. ?; Anne's Last Camp by Winifred Darch, illus. ? 8½" x 6¾, not numbered (204pp aprox. plus 4 plates), paper covered boards, hardback. Endpapers illustrated with monochrome drawings taken from other OUP books (adverts). Illustrated with 4 colour plates and within the text with monochrome drawings. Slightly sunned spine; boards a little 'dusty'; edge-wear with paper splitting to spine edges in places; edge-foxing; endpaper browning; lighlty pencilled name/date/place in top-front corner of front-free endpaper (not contemporary); 4 light purple ink spots on verso of front-free endpaper; the odd internal fox spot; good, solid, clean copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:15390 / Price £10.00]

Strang, Mrs Herbert - The Big Book for Girls. Milford/OUP. Strang(ed.), Mrs Herbert - The Big Book for Girls. Milford/OUP, 1931. Contents: That Ordinary Girl by Nancy M. Hayes, illus. K. W. Coales? (inc. colour frontispiece); Miss Connington by Alice Massie, illus. M. D. Johns?; A Trip to Albania by Cora J. Gordon, illus. G. G.?/C. G.?; A Holiday Mystery by Joan Leslie, illus. ?; Captain Betsy by Dorita Fairlie Bruce, illus. ? inc. colour plate; The Secret Question by Janet Acton, illus. C. E. Brock; The Tale of Meironwen Myfanwy Marged Jones by Margaret Baker, illus. Geo. M.; The Adventure of Borlase Gap: A Guide Story by Winifred Darch, illus. Grace Lodge; The Almond Tree [verse] by Thora Stowell; A Race for Aid by C. B. Rutley, illus. C. E. Brock? (inc. colour plate); Fiammetta and the Black Knight by Thora Stowell, illus. ?; The Art of Writing by A. Waddingham Seers, illus. ?; Winning Her Colours by Elizabeth R. Baldock, illus. M. D. Johnston?; When the Sleeper Awoke [picture story] by Ruth Sandys; The Rider at the Door by Harriette R. Campbell, illus. R.B.?; Leaves from a French Grammar [picture story] by L. F. Scott; Someday by S. M. Hills, illus. ? inc. colour plates; The Secretary's Keys: A Dimsie Story by Dorita Fairlie Bruce, illus. Mary S. Reeve?; When the Persian Lilac Blooms [verse] by Thora Stowell; Dull Jane by C. Bernard Rutley, illus. E. Brier. 9½" x 6½", not numbered (192 approx. plus 4 plates), paper covered boards, hardback. Illustrated with 4 colour plates and within the text with monochrome drawings. Spine sunned and with central crease; general edge-wear; boards 'dusty'; endpapers browned; name written at top of front-free endpaper; ¾" split to paper of front internal hinge at top; edge-foxing; sligtht foxing at ends; the odd internal fox spot; slight page-edge browning; ¾" front-margin tear to half-title; good, solid, clean copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:15334 / Price £10.00]

Strang(ed.), Mrs Herbert - The Great Book of School Stories. Milford/OUP, 1932. Contents: The Dormitory Car by Natalie Joan, illus. M. D. Johnston? inc. colour frontispiece; Lost Property by Niorah Cameron, illus. Grace Lodge; Apples Be Ripe by Shirley Grey, illus. Cuneo?; A Game of Chance by Dora M. Hardisty, illus. Grace Lodge; Behind the Scenes by Jessie McAlpine, illus. G.B./C.B.?; Lukeboy's Delicious Lardene by Gunby Hadath, illus. C. E. Brock; Myra's Air Adventure by Beryl Lawley, illus. H. R. Millar; Sin and Sorrow by Alice Massie, illus. Grace Lodge; The Coiner's Den by Madge S. Smith, illus. ?; Kitty's Black Cat by Winifred Darch, illus. M. D. Johnston?; Salvaging Merry Walcot by Irene L. Pllunket, illus. ?. 8½" x 6¼", not numbered (144 approx. plus 1 plate), paper covered boards, hardback. Evocative monochrome endpaper drawing (identical). Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and within the text with monochrome drawings. Spine slightly sunned; boards slightly 'dusty'; ¾" split to paper at head-of-spine/front-baord; slight endpaper browning; inscription in top-front corner of half-title; half-title and frontispiece nearly detached as one piece; edge-foxing; slight foxing at ends; the odd internal fox spot; good, reasonably solid, clean copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:15335 / Price £16.00]

Strang, Mrs Herbert - The Big Book for Girls. Oxford University Press/Milford. Strang(ed.), Mrs Herbert - The Big Book for Girls. Oxford University Press/Milford, 1924 reprint. Contents: colour frontispiece by M. D. Johnson; The Walls of Shirpur by E. Hobart-Hampden, illus. M. D. Hohnson; The Night Riders by Esmee Rhodes, illus. Albert Morrow?; My First Caravan Tour by Lilian Quiller-Couch, illus. ?; Qout of the Fog by E. L. Haverfield, illus. ? inc. colour plate; Stella's First Hunt by Eleanor Helme, illus. ?; Othe Old House [verse] by Katharine Tynan; On Taming Birds by Marcus Woodward, illus. ?; The Education of Elaine by Christine Chaundler, illus. ?; Patty, A Real Golfer by Eleanor E. Helme, illus. ?; The Rebels by Helen Pritchard, illus. M. S. Reeve; The Guide Who Won by Brenda Girvin, illus. C. E. Brock; The Maker of Cradles [verse] by Thora Stowell; The Followers by Phillippa Francklyn, illus. Grace Lodge inc. colour plate; The Great Athletes by Alice Massie, illus. ?; A Day in the Dolomites by Lady Charnwood, illus. ?; Gorse [verse] by Katharine Tynan; Helen the Despot by E. L. Haverfield, illus. Savile Lumley; On an Australian Farm by Mary Gaunt, illus. Albert Morrow?; Question of Faith by Maud Diver, illus. ? inc. colour plate; The Gold Princess [verse] by Thora Stowell; Priscilla's Hat-Shop by Katharine Tynan, illus. ?; A Ride to Khama's Capital by Rosita Forbes, illus. ?; Anne's Last Camp by Winifred Darch, illus. ? 8½" x 6¾, not numbered (204pp aprox. plus 4 plates), paper covered boards, hardback. Endpapers illustrated with monochrome drawings taken from other OUP books (adverts). Illustrated with 4 colour plates and within the text with monochrome drawings. Slightly sunned spine; 1" split at foot-of spine/back-board joint; slight edge-wear; hinges a little 'wobbly' but no splits; slight edge-foxing; endpaper browning; initials in top-front corner of verso of front-free endpaper; name written by 'This book...'; Xmas inscription on verso of half-title; very good minus, clean copy, no wrapper. Above average copy.
[Order code:15493 / Price £8.00]

Strang(ed.), Mrs Herbert - The Great Book for Tinies. Milford/OUP, not dated, 1930s? 8½" x 6", not numbered, paper covered boards, front and spine colour illustrated (small child beating drum, "Rub-A-Dub-Dub"), hardback. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and within the text with monochrome and three-colour drawings. Slight edge and corner wear, cover a little 'dusty'/grubby but still bright, edge foxing, name written at top of verso of frontispiece in childish writing, bottom front corners of first 5 pages creased, the last of these also has a tear (3½") from the foot inwards near spine, some internal foxing, clean, sound, no wrapper. Above average.
[Order code:8592 / Price £8.00]

Strang(ed.), Mrs Herbert - The Great Book for Tinies. Milford/OUP, not dated, 1930s? 8½" x 6", not numbered, paper covered boards, front and spine colour illustrated (small child waving, "I See You"), hardback. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and within the text with monochrome and three-colour drawings. Slight edge and corner wear, slight marking at head of back-board, small ink blot to lower edge of back-board, line drawn on front-free endpaper, slight edge foxing, the odd fox spot, bright, clean, tight, no wrapper. Well above average.
[Order code:8593 / Price £12.00]

Strang(ed.), Mrs Herbert - The Big Book for Girls. Milford/OUP, 1927 (printed). 8¾" x 6½", not numbered (188 approx.) plus 4 plates, colour illustrated paper covered boards, 'Sunflowers' in lower-left of front-board, hardback. Contents: The Short Cut by Olivia Fowell; Steadof by E. L. Haverfield; Quality in Quality Street by Ruth Sandys; The Guardians of the House by Eileen Wright; Field Sketching by Marcus Woodward; The Sea Eagle's Nest by Phillippa Francklyn; The Lost Notes by E. L. Haverfield; Gilda's Luck by Ierne L. Plunket; The Cardinal's Bedsocks by J. Elise Harwood Gordon; The Thirteenth Egg by Alice Massie; Blue Lotus Flowers by Thora Stowell; Caught in the Whirligig by E. M. de Foubert; In the Heart of the Swamps: A New Zealand Story by Elinor Baber; The Scholarship Exam by Pamela Tynan Hinkson; Songs of Nowadays by L. E. Scott; That Girl by Olivia Fowell; Hunting Birds with a Camera by Phillippa Francklyn; The Ski Treasure Hunt by Brenda Girvin; Colour Changes in the Animal World by F. H. Shoosmith; and, The Purple Hat by Eileen Wright. Illustrated with 4 colour plates (by Mary S. Reeve, ?, ?, ?) and with monochrome drawings within the text (by Mary S. Reeve, Grace Lodge, Ruth Sandys, Gordon Browne, C. E. Brock, M. D. Johnston, M.S., Henry Evison, M. S. Reeve, M.S.R. [M.S. and M.S.R. are probably M.S. Reeve] plus a couple of others). Illustrated, monochrome, endpapers advertising other OUP girls' books. Slight edge-wear, endpapers browned, pencil inscription on verso of frontispiece, lower-front corners of 8 pages have crease (inc. 1 plate), slight edge-foxing, slight internal foxing in places, clean, tight copy, no wrapper. Probably stored in a drawer or chest from new, after being read, above average condition.
[Order code:13098 / Price £15.00]

Strang(ed.), Mrs Herbert - The Big Book for Girls. Milford/OUP, 1927 (printed, assumed 1st). 8¾" x 6½", not numbered (188 approx.) plus 4 plates, colour illustrated paper covered boards, 'Sunflowers' in lower-left of front-board, hardback. Contents: The Short Cut by Olivia Fowell; Steadof by E. L. Haverfield; Quality in Quality Street by Ruth Sandys; The Guardians of the House by Eileen Wright; Field Sketching by Marcus Woodward; The Sea Eagle's Nest by Phillippa Francklyn; The Lost Notes by E. L. Haverfield; Gilda's Luck by Ierne L. Plunket; The Cardinal's Bedsocks by J. Elise Harwood Gordon; The Thirteenth Egg by Alice Massie; Blue Lotus Flowers by Thora Stowell; Caught in the Whirligig by E. M. de Foubert; In the Heart of the Swamps: A New Zealand Story by Elinor Baber; The Scholarship Exam by Pamela Tynan Hinkson; Songs of Nowadays by L. E. Scott; That Girl by Olivia Fowell; Hunting Birds with a Camera by Phillippa Francklyn; The Ski Treasure Hunt by Brenda Girvin; Colour Changes in the Animal World by F. H. Shoosmith; and, The Purple Hat by Eileen Wright. Illustrated with 4 colour plates (by Mary S. Reeve, ?, ?, ?) and with monochrome drawings within the text (by Mary S. Reeve, Grace Lodge, Ruth Sandys, Gordon Browne, C. E. Brock, M. D. Johnston, M.S., Henry Evison, M. S. Reeve, M.S.R. [M.S. and M.S.R. are probably M.S. Reeve] plus a couple of others). Illustrated, monochrome, endpapers advertising other OUP girls' books. The book has a home-made (at least I'm assuming it's home-made?) glassine-type wrapper with very neatly traced lettering by its original owner; this is neatly secured by a small blob of glue to the fold of each corner of itslef, the idea appears to have been not to glue it to the endpapers but the top-back blob is sticking to the back paste-down; removing the wrapper would require either tearing it, or cutting around the glue-blobs, so I haven't. Centre of front internal hinge has a couple of small holes/splitting; nearly split at frontispiece/title-page and only held with fragments of webbing, fragile; slight edge-foxing, name written in top-front corner of verso of frontispiece; otherwise in excellent condition.
[Order code:13265 / Price £15.00]

Strang(ed.), Mrs Herbert - Happy Gardeners. Milford/OUP. Strang(ed.), Mrs Herbert - Happy Gardeners. Milford/OUP, not dated, inscribed 1932. Contents: two-colour frontispiece/title-page/verso of title-page by A. Cory?'; Snoozledums Takes a Friend a hunting [cartoon-type story]; Before You Sleep [verse] by Agnes Grozier Herbertson, illus. M. A. Peart; The Garden Prize by Isla Glen, illus. Grace Lodge; colour plate 'The Fairy Bridge' by M. A. Peart; The Silver Peacock [verse] by Thora Stowell, illus. M. Sowerby; The Little Grandmother by M. Carruthers, illus. L. A. Covey inc. a full-page coloured drawing; Grey Goblin and the Cockaloo-Bird by Thora Stowell, illus. Anne Anderson inc. a full-page coloured drawing; Golliwog Tries a Trade; The Roundabout's Holdiay [verse] by Agnes Grozier Herbertson, illus. Anne Anderson; Bride of Happy Street by Alice Massie, illus. Grace Lodge inc. several in two-colour and a full-page drawing in monochrome; Priscilla Sees the Fairies by Thora Stowell, illus. J. A. Labrousse? 11" x 8½", not numbered (44pp plus 1 plate), cream paper covered boards, front printed in grey with lettering and decoration, oval (5½" x 3½") colour onlay illustration on front-board, hardback. Illustrated with monochrome drawings within the text, except where noted above. Lacks spine; boards slightly 'dusty'; prize inscription on front-free endpaper; a few edge fox spots; couple of internal fox spots; externally good, internally very good plus, clean; no wrapper.
[Order code:13985 / Price £25.00]

Strang(ed.), Mrs Herbert - The Big Book for Girls. Milford/Oxford University Press, 1928. 8¾" x 6½", not numbered (190pp approx.) plus 4 plates, paper covered boards, spine and front board colour illustrated (Skating by Mary S. Reed?), back plain yellow with central OUP's symbol in green, hardback. Monochrome illustrated endpapers of illustrations from other OUP books for girls (adverts). Contents: The Moorish King's Treasure by Brenda Girvin; Dreams by Thora Stowell [verse]; Inez Disappears by Marjorie Royce; Janet and the Waif by Eleanor Helme, The Wreck of the R. B. Emily by Alice Massie; Alice Lost & Alice Found by Marjorie Royce; Save The Children: A Play in One Act for Six Characters by Margaret Irwin; The Man in the Strange Hat by Florence Bone; Biddy's Bright Ideas by Dorita Fairlie Bruce; The Ghost of the Canyon by Phillippa Francklyn; A Few Words on Lawn Tennis by Joan Fry; The Other Camper by Bessie Marchant; The Defence of Fort Cottage by Alice Massie; The Wooing of the King's Daughter by Margaret Baker; Vantage Out by Winifred M. Manners; Left Island by J. Brown; The Blossoming Thorn by Thora Stowell [verse]; Sally Maria by S. M. Hills; By an Indian River by Thora Stowell; Winning Through by Agnes Adams; The First Motor Car by Ethel Offington [factual; interesting insight to '20s motoring]; and, The Prize Story by C. Bernard Rutley. Illustrated with 4 colour plates by C. E. Brock (2?), M. D. Johnston, M. A. Peart and with monochrome drawings by C. E. Brock, Grace Lodge, M. D. Johnston, M.S. [M. Sankey?], Albert Morrow, K. N. B. Nowill and others, within the text (including full-page). Very, very slightly sunned spine; scratch near lower-front corner of front-board; slight edge-foxing; endpapers browned; one-line inscription at head of front-free endpaper; very good minus, sound, bright, clean copy, no wrapper. Remarkably bright, clean, tight copy.
[Order code:15489 / Price £12.00]

Strang(ed.), Mrs Herbert - The Big Book for Girls. Milford/Oxford University Pres, 1929. Contents: colour frontispiece by C. E. Brock; An Ye Shall Walk in Silk Atire by Margaret Baines Reed, illus. C. E. Brock; Filling the Gap by H. Elrington, illus. M. D. Johnston; Godmother's Advice by M. I. K. Caruthers, illus. Alf? ?; The Challenge by Ierne L. Plunket, illus. C. E. Brock; The Flame of Gar by C. Bernard Rutley, illus. Mary Reeve inc. colour plate; The Gorilla by Jessie Pope, illus. Gordon Browne???; Jane by Violet Methley, illus. F. Cuneo?; With the Mystery Men of the Sahara by Lady Dorothy Mills, illus. ?; In a Desert Garden [verse] by Thora Stowell; Judith Goes to School by Eleanor E. Helme, illus. ?; The Lonely Island of Grair by Nancy M. Hayes, illus. ? inc. colour plate; Black-Sheep Ba-Ba by Alice Massie, illus. M. D. Johnston; Blanche Davenant's Panther by Harold Markham, illus. Warwick Reynolds; Daphne Decides by Nancy M. Hayes, illus. E. Brier; The Roman Passage by Helen Katherine Broughall, illus. Howard K. ?; The Bravery of San Suey: An Australian Story by Phillippa Francklyn, illus. B. R. Millar?; Gioia the Mushroom Gatherer by S. M. Hills, illus. ? inc. colour plate; The Saving of Beaver Dam by C. Bernard Rutley, illus. C. E. Brock; The Caretaker by Margaret Baines Reed, illus. ?; St Bridget's Rock by S. M. Hills, illus. M. D. Johnston. 9" x 6½", not numbered (192 approx.) plus 4 plates, paper covered boards, hardback. Book advert endpapers. Illustrated with 4 colour plates and within the text with monochrome drawings. Very slightly sunned spine; boards very slightly 'dusty'; slight edge-foxing; 7 petels of the illustration on the verso of the contents page very neatly coloured pink; very good minus, solid, clean copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:15492 / Price £12.00]

Strang(ed.), Mrs Herbert - The Great Book for Girls. Milford/Oxford University Press, 1926. Contents: colour frontispiece; Where Pink Shells Drift by Phillippa Francklyn; The Thing That's Nearest by Agnes Adams; The House of Dreams [verse] by Thora Stowell; THe Miller's Daughter by Margaret Baker; Maharajah Polly by M. I. K. Caruthers; The Strawberry Patch by Elinor Baber, illus. Grace Lodge; The Exploit Club by Natalie Joan, illus. M. D. Johnston; Why Do Birds SIng? by Marcus Woodward; Vanquishing the Enemy by Eileen Wright, illus. C. E. Brock; The Silent Garden by Alice Massie, illus. M. D. Johnston; Joy's Adventrue: A Story of Australian Guides by Phillippa Francklyn, illus. Mary S. Reeve; Teresa and the Shepherdess by M. Baines Reed, illus. Gordon Browne?; The Umpire: A Dimsie Story by Dorita Fairlie Bruce, illus. ?; The Noodle by Agnes Adams; Joyce and the Family by W. K. Letts. 8" x 6", not numbered (140pp aprox) plus 1 plate, paper covered boards, hardback. Book advert endpapers. Very slightly sunned spine; very slight 'bump' to lower-front corner of front-board; very, very faint edge-foxing; endpapers browned; Xmas inscription in top-front corner of verso of frontispiece, with date 'scratched' out, not excessive); tiny rub to sleeve of girl's coat; very good, clean, tight, bright copy, no wrapper. Exceptional condition.
[Order code:15494 / Price £15.00]

Strang(ed.), Herbert - The Big Book for Boys. Humphrey Milford/OUP, printed 1936. 9¾" x 7¼, 192pp plus 4 plates, paper covered boards (front board and spine colour bronco scene by D. C. Ehles?; back plain yellow with Oxford Books symbol in black), hardback. Illustrated wth 4 colour plates (Vernon Ward (1), Conrad Leigh (1), ? (2)) and within the text with monochrome drawings by various artists (Vernon Ward, H. M. Brock, Keeble Smith, L. R. Brightwell and others). Contents: The Vengeance of Gun-a-Noot by George Surrey; Early Flying Days, and Late by L. E. O. Charlton; Meredith's Number by Gunby Hadath; Mates by Charles Gilson; Mechanical Detectives by John Harrison; Black and White: A Tale of the Queensland Black-Tracker by Philip Lindsay; The Making of Maps by F. A. Stocks; President of the Scouts by J. C. Bristow Noble; Morfu: A Trek-Ox by Wilfrid Robertson; The Test Case by John Sweet; The White Cobra by R. P. Russ; A Novel Hobby [collecting flints] by W. Shepherd; Animal Hikers by L. R. Brightwell; The Strange Affair at Stark End: being an inquiry into what was known as 'The Devon School Mystery', and including a number of facts hitherto unpublished by A W. Swymour; The Stroke of Time by John Sweet; The Mascot by J. T. Gorman; Sled-Dog Racing by George S. Surrey; and, The Haunted Camp by Phil Ley. Corner and edge wear; spine sunned; edge-foxing; Xmas inscription in top-front corner of front paste-down; front-hinge paper split at title-page/frontispiece and held by webbing only; back-hinge paper split at back-free endpaper/last-page; approx. 20 pages faintly marked with a central mark; good, average copy; no wrapper.
[Order code:10609 / Price £8.00]

Strang(ed.), Herbert - The Great Book for Boys. Humphrey Milford/OUP, not dated but stated as printed in 1936, also inscribed 1936.8½" x 6", not numbered (144pp plus 1 plate), paper covered boards, front and spine colour illustrated (front 'Well Run!'), hardback. Contents: The Lone Trail by George S. Surrey; In Time of Danger by Ronald S. Lyons; The Black Beacons by Lawrence R. Bourne; Two of a Trade by Walter Rhoades; The Secret of Sunk Farm by T. C. Bridges; Pirates of the Air [birds: Spar'hawk, Kestrel, Merlin, Crow; Magpie, Jay and Jackdaw; and Little Owl] by Marcus Woodward; The Snake of Sakkur by Leslie Beresford; Tackling a Highwayman by John Finbarr; Games and Sports of the Red Indians by Lewis Spence; The Mystery of Jackson by Reg. G. Thomas; The Treasure of the Windmill, by M. Tindal; Amusing Science Tricks by Herbert McKay. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and with monochrome drawings within the text by various artists (inc. Savile Lumley, C. Ambley). Although not listed in the contents this book should have some internal plates but none of these are present, edges slighly foxed, the odd internal fox spot, inscription on front-free endpaper, endpapers browned, good, solid, clean copy complete with a wrapper that has a sunned spine, wear and slight loss to spine, price-cut, edge-wear and a little 'dusty'. Reading copy.
[Order code:13061 / Price £2.50]

Stranks, Alan - PC 49. Andrew Dakers Ltd, ND, 1950s? 10¼" x 7½", 92pp plus 4 plates, colour illustrated boards, hb. Illustrated with 8 sides in colour and within the text, including full-page, with monochrome drawings by John Worsley. Spine missing, corner and edge wear, name and address ins. on title-page which is crossed out with pencil, pencil marking to front endpaper, contents and title-page, 2 plates loose, thumb-nail sized chip at foot of third plate, contents very good, no wrapper.
[Order code:4930 / Price £2.50]

Stranks, Alan - On Duty with P.C. 49. Juvenile Productions. Stranks, Alan - On Duty with PC 49. Juvenile Productions, not dated [1952?]. 10½" x 7½", 96pp plus 6 plates, quarter red cloth, colour illustrated paper covered boards, hardback. Three-colour illustrated endpapers (identical). Illustrated with 6 colour plates and within the text in monocrhome by F. G. Moorsom. Lower 2½" x ¾" portion of front cover paper missing by spine; 5" above this as flap; slightly sunned spine; edge-/corner-wear but less than usual; facing sides of free-endpapers browned; good (no inscriptions, no actual bumps, not ex-library) solid, clean, sound reading copy; no wrapper.
[Order code:18132 / Price £5.00]

Streatfeild, Noel - The Circus is Coming. Puffin, 1981 reprint. 272pp, standard paperback. Illustrated with monochrome drawings within the text by Clarke Hutton. Ex-library (has lending slip and index card at front) but appears never to have been lent out); binding slightly cocked; slight page-edge browning; very good (no spine creases, no actual inscriptions).
[Order code:17241 / Price £1.00]

Stretton, Hesba - Alone in London. Religious Tract Society (RTS), not dated, 44th impression, inscribed 1920. 7½" x 4¾", 192pp plus 1 plates, orangeish-brown cloth, decorative blocking to front-board and spine, gold blocked spine lettering, hardback. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece. Slightly sunned spine, some foxing to boards, top-edge 'dusty', slight edge-wear, prize-plate on front-free endpaper, a few fox spots, good, solid, copy complete with poor (loss to ends of spine and corners, general edge-wear/tears, tears to folds, small elongated hole in back-panel, 'dusty', sunned spine), scarce, wrapper. Why bother with a pittyful print-on-demand (and wait a few months for it) paperback copy when you can have a real hardback copy, with colour frontispiece, wrapper and some history about it, the day after payment received?; for the same, or less?
[Order code:14587 / Price £8.00]

Striker - Striker Annual 1973. World Distributors. 10¾" x 7¾", 80pp inc. boards, illustrated laminated boards, hardback. Contents: Under Fire (coloured strip); Give it To Bargey (full-text story); What's In A Name? (Club nicknames); Tragedy and Success: The Story of Manchester United; Today's Top Players Have Interests Beyond Soccer; Congratulations! (the way players celebrate); What We Want is More Goals Please!; Bobby Moore (monochrome photo); Golden Boots (coloured strip); The Gipsy Rover (full-text story); George Best (coloured drawing); Win A Cup!; Everybody Up! (headers); Where Has the Winger Gone?; The Men Who are Wednesday; Would You Want to be A Ref?; Meet the Headmaster! (Wyn Davies); Back Number (coloured strip); Final Moments: FA Cup Final, 1950 & World Cup Final, 1966 & Fairs Cup Final, 1971; Martin Chivers (monochrome photo). Illustrated with monochrome photographs and coloured drawings. Name on Dymo (embossed) tape at heat of front paste-down; price-cut; very good (no wrapper).
[Order code:9467 / Price £10.00]

Styles, Kitty - Nicholas Thomas Gets into Trouble. Book No. 2. Sampson Low, ND. 7½" x 5¼", 60pp, illustrated paper covered boards, hb. Colour illustrations by Mary Kendal Lee. Spine missing, edge and corner wear, ins. at top of front paste-down, 'This Book..' completed, light 'grubbyness' here and there, internally generally very good, no wrapper. Average.
[Order code:6550 / Price £5.00]

Sun - The Sun Soccer Annual: 1977. News Group. 11¼" x 8¾", 92pp, laminated illustrated boards, hardback. Illustrated in monochrome and colour. Slight edge-wear, owners details and soccer colours neatly completed, corssword and puzzles completed, price cut, slight page-edge browning, very good (no wrapper).
[Order code:2912 / Price £3.00]

Sunday - Sunday Reading for the Young: Stories, Pictures, Bible Puzzles, Sunday Occupations &c. Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., 1913. 10" x 7½", 412pp plus 4 plates (1 missing here), quarter blue cloth, illustrated paper covered front board, hardback. Illustrated with monochrome drawings (many full page) and 4 colour plates (1 missing here); artists include: Edwin Noble, John Hassall, A. G. Walker, Dorothy Furniss, Leonard Skeats, J Ayton Symington, H. L. Bacon, Rene Bull. Sunned/dulled spine; worn/'dusty' boards; lacks frontispiece; weak internal hinges; internally clean; good only; no wrapper.
[Order code:6232 / Price £2.50]

Sunken - Sunken Gold and other Stories of Adventure and School Life. Epworth. 1932. 8½" x 5½", 192pp plus 6 plates, quarter orange-red cloth with paper covered boards, front colour illustrated, back plain, spine has a colour illustrated onlay and black blocking, hardback. Contents: 'Sunken Gold' by John G. Rowe, 'Scotland for Ever!' by Charles J. Mackenzie, 'Every Inch a Scout' by Badger, 'Ross Yardley, Prefect' by Michael Mayne, 'At Lyndhurst School' by Harold Madeley. Illustrated with 2 colour (inc. frontispiece) and 4 monochrome plates. Top-edge 'dusty'; slight foxing to other edges; board edges slightly 'dusty'; prize plate on front paste-down; bright, externally very good minus, internally very good plus; no wrapper.
[Order code:8173 / Price £20.00]

Sunny - Sunny Stories Annual. Newnes, ND, early '50s, maybe late '40s. 10" x 7", 96pp, illustrated paper covered boards, hb. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and centre-fold, plus monochrome and single colour drawings. 'Annual' coloured-in, remains/rubb of small price sticker at front-bottom of front board, front-hinge split, front-free endpaper, frontispiece and first page detached but attached to each other, front-bottom corner of front-free endpaper missing, scribble on verso of frontispiece, the odd bit of colouring-in, generally clean, no wrapper. Average.
[Order code:6645 / Price £3.00]

Various - Super 123 and ABC. Children's Press, not dated, c1969. Contents include: Cuberly and the Little Stream by Ralph Jenner and Trouble in the Doll's House by Dorothy Stone. 10½" x 8¼", not numbered (120pp aprox.), illustrated laminated boards, hardback. Illustrated with monochrome and two-colour drawings. Wear to head/foot of spine; slight edge-wear; top-front corners rounded; bump to lower-edge of front-board; prize-plate on front-free endpaper; pages toned; approx. 3 of the acivities completed; very good minus (no wrapper).
[Order code:15959 / Price £2.50]

Superman - Superman, Batman with Robin Annual. Brown Watson. Superman - Superman, Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder Annual. Brown Watson, copyright 1976. 10¾" x 7¾", not numbered (80pp inc. both boards), illustrated laminated boards, hardback. Illustrated in colour and two-colour. Foot of spine bumped and worn; squash to top-edge of front-board; slight edge-wear; inscritpion on front paste-down; back paste-down lifting (need reglueing); maze completed; good, reading copy (no wrapper).
[Order code:15963 / Price £1.00]

Supreme - Supreme Book for Girls. Dean, 1963. 10¼" x 7¾", 128pp plus 1 plate inc. boards, colour illustrated laminated boards, hardback. Contents: Stowaways to Broadland by Betty E. Spence; Why Not Give a Hallowe'en Party? by G. E. Breary; A Difficult Customer by Arthur Groom (strip); What To Do with Carol Ann by charlotte M. Kelly; Pottery [factual] by Raymond Lewis Cantwell; The Winking Doll by Arthur Waterhouse; How to Make Grecian Slippers by Robert Reeves; Mystery Mam'selle by Kathleen Winfield; Ideas for Paper Serviettes by Kathleen Binns; On the Wings of a Princess by Geoffrey Morton; Miniature Toys by Barbara Smith; Job for Jennifer by Ronald Horton; Circus Boy by Robert Moss; The Race of a Lifetime by Arthur Groom (strip); Martha Makes Good by Frances Cowen. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and within the text with monochrome drawings. Top-front corner bumped, other corners rounded, very slight edge-wear, page edges browned, good, clean copy (no wrapper).
[Order code:10067 / Price £8.00]

Sutcliffe(ed), Jean - Five Listen with Mother Tales No 5. Adprint, ND, '50s/'60s? 11" x 8¼", 20pp, colour illustrated laminated boards, hb. Colour illustrations by Faith Jaques and Kathleen Dance. Slight wear to head and foot of spine, o/w very good, no wrapper.
[Order code:4325 / Price £5.00]

Swahn, Sven Christer - The Twilight Visitors. Methuen, 1980 (1st UK). Translated from Swedish by Joan Tate. Anna is invited to spend the summer with Beatrix, an imaginative, delicate girl, in a strange and distrubingly haunted house. During that summer Beatrix tells Anna mysterious stories - she has heard an old family tale about the well and then something happens to her puppy; he is eventually found in the well. Gradually Anna becomes aware that the house and its ghosts, both real and imagined, have affected her friend Beatrix. Nothing is explained, nor are the possibilities of supernatural happenings totally rejected. Anna becomes aware of what has gone on in Beatrix's mind: the twlight visitors that haunt her, her family and in the end, Anna too. (Flap). 8" x 5", 160pp, dark-blue cloth, hardback. Top edges of boards sunned, fine, probably unread, complete with wrapper that is sunned round the edges and price-cut but otherwise fine. Average.
[Order code:10697 / Price £5.00]

Swan, Annie S. - Into the Haven. Balckie, not dated, 1930s? 7½" x 4¾", 192 plus 3 plates, bright-blue buckram blocked with an illustration, hardback. Illustrated with monochrome drawings; by Gordon Browne? Very, very slightly sunned spine; prize plate on front-free endpaper; slight edge-foxing; very good, solid, sound copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:6537 / Price £6.00]

Swan, Annie S. - The False and the True. Hodder and stoughton, 1904, second edition. 7¼" x 4¾", 278pp plus 8 plates, blue cloth, pictorial front-board and spine, gold and black blocking, hardback. Text printed on laid paper. Illustrated with monochrome drawings. Spine somewhat sunned/dulled, edge and corner wear, boards slightly 'dusty' in places, prize plate on front-free endpaper, good condition, no wrapper.
[Order code:8978 / Price £10.00]

Swan, D. K. - Dick Whittington. Longman. 500 word vocabulary. 1980 reprint. Contents: The story people tell; The real Richard Whittington; Dick Whittington - the pantomime; List of extra words. 7¼" x 4¾", 60pp, illustrated card, softback. Illustrated with monochrome drawings by Annabel Large. Ex-library (ref. numbers head/foot of spine, 2 light stamps on verso of title-page); very good.
[Order code:7225 / Price £1.00]

Sweet - Sweet Stories Retold: A Bible Picture Book for Little Folks. W. W. Partridge, ND, ins. 1902. 9¾" x 7¼", 32pp, quarter dark green cloth with paper covered boards, front colour illustrated, hb. Illustrated with monochrome drawings, advertisement endpapers and back-board. General wear and tear, some pages loose, Sunday School prize bookplate on front paste-down, poor. Below average.
[Order code:5669 / Price £3.00]

Swift, Jonathan - Gulliver's Travels. Roydon Publishing Co. Swift, Jonathan - Culliver's Travels. Revised and edited. Roydon Publishing Co, not dated, 1990s? 13¼" x 9½", 136pp, illustrated laminated boards, hardback. Illustrated in colour within the text by Desideriu Iacob. Very slight corner rounding; what looks like indentions made by a stapler on the back board, does not pass through the board, by the characters head (see photo), otherwise fine (no inscriptions, no bumps, NOT ex-library); no wrapper (probably never had one).
[Order code:14566 / Price £2.00]

Swift, Jonathan - Gulliver's Travels. Hodder and Stoughton/Boots, not dated, 1930s? 10" x 7", 224pp plus 12 plates (1 of which, the frontispiece, is missing here), grey cloth, red blocked lettering and decoration, hardback. Illustrated with colour plates and monochrome drawings within the text by R. G. Mossa. Lacks frontispiece; text-block edges have been 'sanded' (restoration); spine sunned; half-moon paint blob to front-edge of back-board near top; other slight marks to boards; edge/corner-wear; scribble on front endpapers; messy, crossed our, writing on verso of front-free endpaper and half-title; writing on verso of title-page; writing on page 11; name written at head of page 59; writing on back-free endpaper; slight edge-foxing; usual foxing at ends and slight internal foxing; good only; this all sounds worse than it is (see photos) and the contents, including plates, are generally in very good, clean condition; no wrapper.
[Order code:15648 / Price £6.00]

Swindells, Robert - Dosh. Puffin, second impression (2000?). If you're a working kid in Cottoncroft and want to stay healthy, part of your pay goes to Froggy Flitcroft, smalltime racketeer and boss of a gang called Push. Fed up with paying Flitcroft, Maisie Malin and her friends form Pull, an outfit pledged to defy Froggy and his gang. When Flitcroft gets involved in a new, sinister racket, Pull gets its one chance to topple him, but to do so its members must take an appalling risk. (back cover). 7¾" x 5", 200pp, paperback. No spine creases; hardly any evidence of being read; good, tight, clean copy.
[Order code:14799 / Price £1.00]

Swindells, Robert - The Outfit 2: We Didn't Mean to, Honest!. Hippo, 1997 reprint. "But what can we do?" cried Shaz. "I mean, how can four kids and a dog stop that miserable old so-and-so filling in his own pond?" Mickey smiled. "We're The Outfit. There's nothing we can't do if we put our minds to it...". Froglet Pond is under attack, and The Outfit are furious. It's not jus them that will suffer if the pond's filled in - what about all the wildlife that lives there? It's up to The Outfit to stop the plans and save the pond - by fair means or foul. (back cover). 126pp, standard paperback. Couple of small dents to front cover; very good (1 faint spine crease, no inscriptions, not ex-library).
[Order code:17243 / Price £1.00]

Sykes, Pamela - The Flying Summer. Brockhampton. Sykes, Pamela - The Flying Summer. Brockhampton, 1966, 1st. When the Bartons moved to Westerby and Dad bought the white cottage practically on the boundary of a busy airfield, Dinah decided that the rest of the family were lucky. There was Dad with his new job, Patrick planning to be a doctor, Nicholas mad on photography, while Mum, struggling to get the house straight, felt her green fingers itching to tackle the over-grown garden. But for Dinah, who wasn't at all interested in aeorplanes, there was nothing... (prelim). 8" x 5¼", 184pp, orange cloth, black blocking, hardback. Small remnant of what was probably a priz-plate on front-free endpaper; slightly sunned spine; slight rounding to lower-front corners; very good; no wrapper.
[Order code:18822 / Price £4.00]

Sylvanian - Sylvanian Families Annusl 1991. Marvel. 11½" x 7½", 64pp inc. boards, illustrated laminated boards, hardback. Strips and text. Colour illustrated. Word puzzle completed, near fine (no wrapper). Above average.
[Order code:9968 / Price £2.50]

Symington, Maggie - Hollyberry Janet; or, The Girls of Ballyowen. Ward, Lock. Not dated, 1930s?, possibly earlier. 7¾" x 5", 318pp plus 4 plates, pale-blue cloth, front and spine blocked with a repeat pattern, gold blocked lettering, hardback. Laid paper. Illustrated with monochrome drawings. Spine sunned; corners slightly 'rounded'l bump at mid front-edge of front-board (it was actually tight ribbon and this was the top book in the pile); name inscription on verso of frontispiece; slight edge-foxing; a few fox spots elsewhere; good, sound copy, no wrapper.
[Order code:9164 / Price £10.00]

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