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The Children's Picture Atlas in Colour

By: N/A

Price: £5.67

Publisher: London, Paul Hamlyn: 1965

Seller ID: 10401

Condition: Very Good


Size 10¼ x 7¼" 543 pages including index, a heavy book. Condition very good, spine a little sunned else fine. Green cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the front cover and spine. Top page edge yellow, yellow pastedowns and endpapers. An Atlas and more, information and photographs as well as maps. View more info

The New World Wonder Encyclopedia

By: N/A

Price: £8.10

Publisher: London and Glasgow, W. M. Collins & Co. Ltd: 1965

Seller ID: 10444

Condition: Near Fine


Size 10" x 6¾", moderately heavy. 576 pages including index. Red cloth covered boards with a fountain motif on the front cover and gilt titles to the spine, top page edge red, blue pictorial pastedowns and endpapers. Condition near fine, 1 cm tear in rear pastedown, top edge of spine slightly bent, else fine. Full of colour photographs. View more info

Animals We Know

By: N/A

Price: £8.10

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd: 1959

Seller ID: 11041

Condition: Very Good


Size 10¼" x 7½", 12 pages. Covers and pages are all thick pictorial boards. Mainly a picture book, with a little text, for very young children, with lovely pictures, many signed M. Wilson, of animals they are likely to encounter; hamsters, budgies, dogs, cats, pigs, cows, donkeys, horses, sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits. View more info

Stories of Self-help

By: Alexander John

Price: £8.91

Publisher: 8 & 9, Paternoster Row, S. W. Partridge & Co Ltd.:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11616

Condition: Very Good


early 1900's, S. W. Partridge & Co Ltd. Pictorial Cloth, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Pages age toned, 295pp, 45 portraits and illustrations, 32 page catalogue at back. ST Mary's, highley, young mens bible class prize label, on paste down. View more info

Philosophy in Sport Made Science in Earnest: Being an Attempt to Implant in the Young Mind the First Principles of Natural Philosophy By the Aid of the Popular Toys and Sports of Youth.

By: Anon. [ John Ayrton Paris ]

Price: £30.67

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1857

Edition: Eighth Edition

Seller ID: 13426

Condition: Good


1857 Eighth Edition. Size 12mo, 7.25" x 4.75", 532 pages including index plus 32pp publisher's catalogue at the rear. Orange red cloth with blind tooled border to front and back covers, gilt titles to the spine, brown endpapers. Condition good, corners and edges rubbed, covers and spine grubby, gilt on spine dulled, 1858 owner's inscription to endpaper, a few light spots to margins on a few pages, some dust and finger marks, else contents generally clean. With many illustrations by George Cruikshank. View more info

Behold the Child. American Children And Their Books 1621-1922

By: Avery, Gillian

Price: £13.64

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12230

ISBN: 0370319524

Condition: Near Fine


Blue cloth, frontis, many illustrations. Spine ends slightly rubbed, corners sl. bumped, else fine, 226pp all in fine condition. Dust Jacket Condition, spine ends creased & top of cover. View more info

The Mystery of Stonehenge

By: Branley Franklyn M

Price: £6.48

Publisher: Devon, David & Charles Ltd: 1972

Seller ID: 00231

Condition: Fine


Size 9" x 7" tall,illustrated dustjacket in good condition apart from small creasing to top edge,illustrated hardcover with slight edge to bottom corners,pastedowns has penmark to corner and endpapers has small sticker but otherwise good,54 pages exc index,brown illustrations thoughout,not price clipped. View more info

Women of Worth: Sketches of the Lives of "Carmen Sylva" Isabella Bird Bishop, Frances Power Cobbe, and Mrs Bramwell Booth

By: Chappell, Jennie

Price: £20.45

Publisher: London, S. W. Partridge & Co Ltd.:

Seller ID: 11600

Condition: Very Good


Not dated but Sunday School Prize label on front pastedown is dated Xmas 1914. Size 7.5" x 5", 158 pages plus 32 pages of publisher's advertisements. Condition very good, corners and edges rubbed, top edge a little faded, pages toned, Sunday School Prize label on front pastedown else contents clean. Crimson cloth with black titles and black and green illustrations to the front cover and spine. With frontispiece portraits and 7 further portraits and illustrations in the text. Sketches of the lives of The Queen of Romania (Carmen Sylvia), Isabella Bird Bishop, Frances Power Cobbe, and M... View more info

The Romans. An Introduction to Their History and Civilisation

By: Christ, Karl. Translated from the German By Christopher Holme

Price: £4.86

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, The Hogarth Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10396

Condition: Fine


Size 9½" x 6" 294 pages including index. Mid brown cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine. Condition fine. View more info

Great True Stories of the Sea

By: Corbett, Edmund V. Selected and Edited by.

Price: £4.86

Publisher: London, ARCO Publications: 1960

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 10280

Condition: Very Good


Size 8¾" x 5½" Blue cloth covered boards with black stamped titles to the spine. 224 pages. Book condition very good, edges a little brown but pages clean and binding tight. Dustjacket condition very good. "The world's most exciting adventures of the sea, from the earliest to present times." View more info

Children and Dramatics. Signed and Inscribed By Richard Crosscup

By: Crosscup, Richard

Price: £64.38

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10739

Condition: Near Fine


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Signed and inscribed by Richard Crosscup with a personal message to John Mills "To John Mills with appreciation and best wishes Richard Crosscup. Size 9½" x 6¼", 271 pages including index. turquoise cloth covered boards with gilt titles and silver theatre masks motif to the spine. Book condition near fine, corners and spine edges ever so slightly rubbed else fine. Dustjacket condition very good, 2 repaired tears back top edge, top edge slightly creased, spine slightly faded else fine, not price clipped, price $5.95. Also inside i... View more info

The Adventure of Man: A Brief History of The World

By: Crossfield Happold, F.

Price: £7.29

Publisher: London, Christophers: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10981

Condition: Good


Size 7½" x 5", 242 pages including index. Red cloth covered boards with black border and titles to the front cover and black titles to the spine. Condition good, cover edges and spine faded, corners and edges rubbed esp spine edges, a little loose, small owner's inscription on front endpaper, very few spots to prelims else contents clean. Pastedowns and endpapers are charts of significant events in history from 1900 B.C. to 2000 A.D. With many black and white illustrations throughout. History for Children. View more info

The March of History. Little Folks Through the Ages

By: E. L. Bryson, with Playlets By M. C. Guthrie, General Editor G. S. Maxton

Price: £7.29

Publisher: London, Edinburgh, Mcdougall's Educational Coy Ltd: 1931

Seller ID: 10932

Condition: Very Good


Size 7¾" x 5½", 160 pages. Orange cloth pictorial boards. With borders, titles and illustration of gentry in a sedan chair with 2 children with a hoop at the side. Condition very good, corners, edges and spine edges rubbed, covers and spine a little grubby, spine a little faded, small teacher's copy inscription on front free endpaper else contents clean. Short tales for children about eminent historical characters and events ie Jesus, Richard the Lionheart, Robin Hood, the Plague, the Great Fire of London, Florence Nightingale and more. With colour and many black and white illustrati... View more info

The Age of Drake ('Sea Dog' Readers)

By: Edited by L. W. Lyde, M. A.

Price: £11.34

Publisher: London, London. Adam and Charles Black: 1910

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 10568

Condition: Very Good


Size 6¾" x 4½", 192 pages including index. Blue/green leather with the emblem of Bideford Grammar School in gilt on the front cover. 5 raised bands to the spine with gilt titles on a red panel in the second compartment and gilt motifs in the other compartments. Marbled page edges, green pastedowns and endpapers. Condition very good, the cover edges are slightly rubbed, spine edges quite rubbed, spine slightly faded. Contents clean, complete, intact. With tissue-protected frontispiece portrait of Sir Francis Drake and 14 full page illustrations. View more info

The Girl's Companion

By: Edited by Mary A. Carson

Price: £14.99

Publisher: London and Glasgow, Blackie & Son Limited:

Seller ID: 11429

Condition: Very Good


Not dated but must be early 1940's as Book Production War Economy Standard message is printed on the verso of the title page. Size 7.75" x 5.25", 639 pages. Green cloth with gilt titles and blind stamped sporting motif to the front cover and gilt titles and blind stamped illustrations to the spine. Condition very good plus. Corners and edges slightly rubbed, owner's name on front endpaper else contents very clean. With colour frontispiece with further colour illustrations and many black and white illustrations and diagrams throughout. As the preface states "This book is intended to... View more info

Children's Books In England Five Centuries Of Social Life

By: F.J. Harvey Darton.

Price: £9.72

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press,: 1958

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 12077

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth with gold titles to spine, 8 illustrations. slight wear to covers, endpapers & pages edge foxed, a few notes in margins & back endpapers. 367pp. View more info

6th June 1944 Caen: The Battle for Freedom

By: Fehlmann, Guy

Price: £8.10

Publisher: Rennes, Ouest France: 1984

Seller ID: 10388

Condition: Fine


Size 11¾" x 8½" 44 pages. Full colour Comic Strip story of the Normandy Landings. In English, condition fine. View more info

The Life of St Paul: For Young People

By: Grierson, Elizabeth

Price: £10.53

Publisher: London, Adam And Charles Black: 1911

Seller ID: 11309

Condition: Very Good


1911. Size 8.25" x 5.75", 226 pages plus at the back a fold-out map "St. Paul's Missionary Journeys" plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. Olive green pictorial cloth. Condition very good, corners and edges rubbed, a little grubby, spots to page edges and prelims, owner's name on front pastedown else contents clean. With 8 lovely full page colour illustrations by Oswald Moser plus the old-out map at the back. View more info

Peerless Women a Book for Girls

By: Jeanie Douglas Cochrane

Price: £11.34

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Collins Clear Type Press:

Seller ID: 11621

Condition: Very Good


No Date, Collins Clear Type Press, Pictorial Cloth. Book Condition: Good. Cover in very good Condition. Half title page & title page foxed. A bit of foxing throughout.228pp, with illustrations. Methodist sunday school prize label on paste down, 1909 View more info

Hereward the Wake

By: Kingsley, Charles

Price: £8.91

Publisher: Publisher: T. Nelson & Sons, Ltd:

Seller ID: 10069

Condition: Very Good


No date c 1920. 575 pages. Size 16mo 6 3/8" x 4 1/2". Bound in red cloth with ornate blind stamped border and circle design on front cover. Gilt title and further stamping to spine. Condition very good, no jacket. Pages clean, tight and intact. Prize paper attached to inside front cover from Cambridge Street Wesleyan Sunday School from 1921. Ornate foliar border around title on title page. View more info