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THE PRISONERS OF SEPTEMBER [Signed copy], Garfield, Leon
181 Garfield, Leon THE PRISONERS OF SEPTEMBER [Signed copy]
Harmondsworth Kestrel Books 1975 0722650973 / 9780722650974 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size. Near Fine copy in Very Good [price-clipped] dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a plastic sleeve. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the front free end paper. 280 pages Leon Garfield [1921-1996] was a prize winning British author, most noted for his historical fiction aimed at children and young adults.. This one is based in the French Revolution - with its climax the September massacre of 1792. ID230726 
Price: 80.00 AUD
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The Sound of Coaches [Signed copy], Garfield, Leon
182 Garfield, Leon The Sound of Coaches [Signed copy]
Harmondsworth Kestrel Books 1974 0582150965 / 9780582150966 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Front board has a diagonal flaw where glue has not fixed the cloth properly. Spine ends lightly frayed and spine a little age-darkened. Black & white illustrations by John Lawrence. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the front free end paper. 261 pages On a night of wild storm "The Flying Cradle" [the Chichester-London coach] brings a mysterious young woman to the Red Lion at Dorking. She gives birth to a boy and dies, leaving a cheap pewter ring and a pistol as the only clues to her identity. The boy [Sam] is adopted by the coachman and his wife and grows up on The Flying Cradle. But who his real father? Sam weaves fantasies about his father. During the course of his adventures he meets Jenny and becomes drawn to the world of the stage. Finally in an exciting climax, Sam reconciles the down-to-earth side of his nature with the tawdry world of the stage. ID230724 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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A Swag of Stories, Garfield, Leon (Collected by)
183 Garfield, Leon (Collected by) A Swag of Stories
Adelaide Rigby 1977 0727005847 / 9780727005847 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic cover. Black & white illustrations. 143 pages An anthology of Australian stories for children by Australia's leading children's writers. ID230714 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The Apprentices, Garfield, Leon [Signed Copy]
184 Garfield, Leon [Signed Copy] The Apprentices
New York The Viking Press 1978 067012978X / 9780670129782 1st US Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. DJ spine slightly faded as are the spine ends of the book. Jacket painting by Stefan Bernath. Inscribed & signed by the author. viii, 315pp ''a dazzling cycle of novels in miniature'' by the award winning writer of children's historical fiction. Brings to life a dozen 18th century apprentices. Contents include The Lamplighter's Funeral, Mirror, Mirror, Moss and Blister, The Cloak, The Valentine, Labour-in-Vain, The Fool, Rosy Starling, The Dumb Cake, Tom Titmarsh's Devil, The Filthy Beast, The Enemy. ID230735 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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185 Garner, Alan Tom Fobble's Day
London Collins 1977 0001848321 / 9780001848320 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Black & white illustrations/etchings by Michael Foreman 72 pages The second book in the author's ' The Stone Book Quartet', set in eastern Cheshire, they feature one day each in the life of four generations of Garner's family and span more than a century. ID271465 
Price: 16.50 AUD
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186 GATTI, Attilio Kamanda: An African Boy
London Harrap 1947 1st UK Edition Hardcover 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm].Very Good condition in a Fair dustjacket [now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve]. Dustjacket chipped at spine ends and edges with some loss; creasing and small tears to rear upper edge. Free endpapers have patches of tanning and are faintly foxed. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 128pages Story of an 11 yr old African boy from the Belgian Congo encounted by the author on expedition. ID776 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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187 Gee, Maurine H. Chicano, Amigo
New York William Morrow 1972 2nd Impression Hardback 
Octavo Size. VERY GOOD in VERY GOOD Dustjacket. DJ protected in Mylar cover. Library Edition binding. 96pages ID173959 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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January and August, George, Elisabeth
188 George, Elisabeth January and August
Melbourne Georgian House 1947 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners. Decorations by Esmond George. Previous owner's details to front pastedown. 202 pages The story of a family of vagrants who wander in a van drawn by two donkeys up and down South Australia. A story full of outback characters, country shows, wayside camps and remote farms and stations. ID192514 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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189 George, S.C. Hidden Treasure
Melbourne Melbourne Lothian Publishing Co 1972 0715355406 / 9780715355404 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic cover. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 74 pages ID230096 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Eagle of the Desert, George, Wing Commander S.C.
190 George, Wing Commander S.C. Eagle of the Desert
London Frederick Warne 1943 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Leather bound in school prize binding. Gilt crest to face and gilt and raised bands to spine. Marbled end papers and edges. Presentation plate to front pastedown. Slight rubbing to spine. Black and white frontispiece by L.F. Lupton 240 pages ID287524 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Leaving, Germein, Katrina; Illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft
191 Germein, Katrina; Illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft Leaving
Albert Park, Vic Roland Harvey Books 2000 0949714755 / 9780949714756 1st Edition Hardback 
Folio Size [38x28cm approx]. Near fine condition in pictorial laminated boards. A lovely book in excellent condition. Wonderful coloured illustrations by Indigenous artist, Bronwyn Bancroft. Unpaginated The second book of this talented pair. This one about a child leaving a community. An uncommon title. ID293754 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Coconut Island or The Adventures of Two Children in the South Seas, Gibbings, Robert [Written & Illustrated by]
192 Gibbings, Robert [Written & Illustrated by] Coconut Island or The Adventures of Two Children in the South Seas
Letchworth, Herts J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd. 1953 Reprint Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in a Near Very Good Dustjacket. DJ is age-toned at spine and has a small nick to rear panel with minor loss and is price-clipped - now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Small ring stain to rear cover. Previous owner's name to preliminary pages. Illustrated with black & white wood engravings by the author. 245 pages Patrick and Penelope set sail with their artist uncle in a cargo vessel bound for Jamaica and Panama, on their way to Tahiti. Their uncle is on the look-out for a scientist friend of his, who is studying fish somewhere in those parts. On arrival in Tahiti he finds his friend is on a small island some three days' sail from there, so they all embark again, this time in a schooner, in hopes of reaching him. But a storm blows up. The Skipped decides to put his unusual passengers ashore on the south end of the island before the gale increases, and Uncle John starts to row through the gap in the reef in one of the ship's boats. "Great waves were surging through the pass...the receding current caught the boat and carried it as though it had been a cork...then, a moment's horror - over and over and over...." ID289334 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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The May Gibbs Collection. Volume 1: Mother Of The Gumnuts. Her life and work. By Maureen Walsh. Volume 2: Gumnut Classics. The Famous Gumnut Adventures, Gibbs, May & Walsh, Maureen
193 Gibbs, May & Walsh, Maureen The May Gibbs Collection. Volume 1: Mother Of The Gumnuts. Her life and work. By Maureen Walsh. Volume 2: Gumnut Classics. The Famous Gumnut Adventures
Sydney Angus & Robertson 1985 1st Edition Hardback 
Quarto size. Near Fine in Very Good+ Dustjackets in Very Good slipcase. Slipcase is lightly rubbed at top of spine. DJ spines are lightly sun-faded. Wonderful colour and black & white illustrations by May Gibbs. This is a heavy item and will cost more to ship internationally. Please contact us for a precise quote for your part of the world. Vol. 1 - 228 pages; Vol. 2 - 496 pages Two beautiful volumes in the original olive green slipcase. ID291515 
Price: 80.00 AUD
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194 Gibson, Michael D. At the 'White Wolf'
London Frederick Warne and Co. 1954 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ is price-clipped & now protected in plastic sleeve. Colour frontispiece. Top edge foxed. 256 pages ID244542 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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White Deer's Treasure, Gilliard, Alfred
195 Gilliard, Alfred White Deer's Treasure
London Lutterworth Press 1954 Reprint Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good Dustjacket - now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Dustjacket is price-clipped with some edgewear. Presentation plate to prelims. Black and whie frontispiece. 128 pages Part of the Gateway Series ID208178 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The Man Who Planted Trees., Giono, Jean
196 Giono, Jean The Man Who Planted Trees.
Melbourne Collins Dove 1989 0859247767 / 9780859247764 Reprint Softcover 
Oblong Quarto Size [approx 28cm x 21cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. . Colour illustrations. 51 pages Uncommon in this Edition. ID294106 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Saracen Steed, Gladd, Arthur Anthony [Illustrated by William Stobbs]
197 Gladd, Arthur Anthony [Illustrated by William Stobbs] The Saracen Steed
Edinburgh Thomas Nelson and Sons 1961 1st UK Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Some minor tape marks to endpapers. Dustjacket is complete [NOT price-clipped]. Black & white illustrations by William Stobbs [who won the Kate Greenway Medal in 1959]. 248 pages Hugh was tending the family holding in Aquitaine when from the nearby forest stepped a riderless horse, a magnificent Saracen steed. This was the beginning of a great adventure for the humble stable boy. ID283806 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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198 Gleeson, Libby I am Susannah
North Ryde Angus & Robertson 1988 0207156344 / 9780207156342 Reprint Hardback 
Octavo Size. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic cover. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners, some creasing to front DJ flap. 124 pages By the author of the highly acclaimed 'Eleanor, Elizabeth' and shortlisted for The Children's Book Council of Australia Awards. ID237177 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Impunity Jane, Godden, Rumer
199 Godden, Rumer Impunity Jane
London Macmillan & Co. 1977 0333040082 / 9780333040089 Reprint Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Light stain to rear panel of dustjacket. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. Colour illustrations. 48 pages Rumer Godden tells the story of how Impunity Jane got into a pocket. ID289254 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Mousewife, Godden, Rumer
200 Godden, Rumer The Mousewife
London Macmillan 1960 Reprint Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Tape stains to end pages. Black & white illustrations by William Pene Du Bois. 41 pages ID284246 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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