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Here Come The Girl Guides, Barne, Kitty
21 Barne, Kitty Here Come The Girl Guides
London The Girl Guides Association 1946 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 13x20cm]. Very Good condition in Good Dustjacket. DJ has loss to spine ends, is price-clipped and now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. 100 pages ID287601 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Waminda, Barrett, Helen
22 Barrett, Helen Waminda
Adelaide D'Artagnan Publishing 1982 0959314210 / 9780959314212 Softcover 
Octavo Size. Very Good condition. Covered in clear contact by previous owner. 156pages A children's story set in the mid-north of South Australia ID243945 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The World of the Pharaohs, Baumann, Hans
23 Baumann, Hans The World of the Pharaohs
London Oxford University Press 1961 Reprint Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ has a tape marks to the interior. Colour photographs. Black & white illustrations. 235 pages A ‘factional’ account of both archaeological excavation and life in Ancient Egypt. The author retells the history through the adventures of 13 year old Megdi, who lives within the shadows of the ancient pyramids. This is a highly engrossing modern story about an ancient civilization. A terrific way to introduce youngsters or adults to Ancient Egypt complete with excellent illustrations of real things. ID249672 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Squib, Bawden, Nina
24 Bawden, Nina Squib
London Victor Gollancz Ltd 1971 057500665X / 9780575006652 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good [price-clipped] Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners with some fading to DJ spine. 127 pages The mystery of Squib the little boy in old fashioned clothes who is often covered in bruises and how Kate tries to help. ID283741 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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Horses and Heather, Baxter, Gillian
25 Baxter, Gillian Horses and Heather
London Frederick Warne 1956 1st Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Good [price-clipped] Dustjacket - now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners. Mild foxing to fore edge. Black & white illustrations by Sheila Rose. Colour frontispiece 180 pages Christine and Colin find themselves looking after a small riding school. Includes a glossary of the technical terms used in the story. ID289450 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Mr Noah's Holiday (A Toytown Book No. 11), Beaman, Betty and S. G.
26 Beaman, Betty and S. G. Mr Noah's Holiday (A Toytown Book No. 11)
London Oldbourne 1961 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Good condition. No dustjacket. Light edgewear with small splits to laminate at spine ends. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages. Colour illustrations. Unpaginated ID291093 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Mr Growser Moves House [Number 18 in the Toytown Series], Beaman, S.G. Hulme
27 Beaman, S.G. Hulme Mr Growser Moves House [Number 18 in the Toytown Series]
London Oldbourne 1962 1st thus Hardback 
Octavo Size. Very Good condition in Good+ Dustjacket - now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ is chipped at edges and corners with some small tears to spine ends. Book is lightly worn at corners and spine ends. Colour illustrations by Kenneth Lovell. unpaginated Based on the radio series which ran for many years on the BBC and subsequent TV programme. Original characters were developed and drawn by Beaman [1886-1932] based on wooden creatures made for model theatres. A very nice copy. ID255382 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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The Extraordinary Adventure of Ernest The Policeman [Number 15 in the Toytown Series], Beaman, S.G. Hulme
28 Beaman, S.G. Hulme The Extraordinary Adventure of Ernest The Policeman [Number 15 in the Toytown Series]
London Oldbourne 1962 1st thus Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Quite a nice copy in Good+ condition with Good Dustjacket - now protected in a purpose made plastic sleeve. DJ is chipped at edges and corners with some small tears to spine ends & several closed tears to rear edges. Some discolouration to DJ edges. Book is lightly worn at corners and spine ends. Prev owner's name and details inscribed in the 'This book belongs' space. Colour illustrations by Kenneth Lovell. unpaginated Based on the radio series which ran for many years on the BBC and subsequent TV programme. Original characters were developed and drawn by Beaman [1886-1932] based on wooden creatures made for model theatres. ID255114 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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The Great Toytown War [Number 13 in the Toytown Series], Beaman, S.G. Hulme
29 Beaman, S.G. Hulme The Great Toytown War [Number 13 in the Toytown Series]
London Oldbourne 1961 1st thus Hardback 
Octavo Size. Good+ condition in Good Dustjacket - now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ is chipped at corners, rubbed at fore edge with some small tears to spine ends & several closed tears to rear edges. Book is lightly worn at corners and spine ends and lower edge is rubbed. Prev owner's name and details inscribed in the 'This book belongs' space with their address addred to the bottom of the page. Colour illustrations by Betty Larom. unpaginated Based on the radio series which ran for many years on the BBC and subsequent TV programme. Original characters were developed and drawn by Beaman [1886-1932] based on wooden creatures made for model theatres. Number 13 in the series ID255147 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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Hundreds and Thousands, Bedford, Ruth
30 Bedford, Ruth Hundreds and Thousands
Sydney Dymocks Book Arcade 1934 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Black & white decorations by Pixie O'Harris. 49 pages Australian flavoured verse for children enhanced by Pixie O'Harris' delightful illustrations. ID288676 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Master Skylark.  A Story of Shakspere's Time, Bennett, John
31 Bennett, John Master Skylark. A Story of Shakspere's Time
London Tom Stacey Ltd 1972 0854681434 / 9780854681433 Reprint Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Faint scattered marks to bottom edge. 256 pages Master Skylark is the tale of his adventures there; of his homesickness and how he was comforted by Carew's Daughter, Cicely. ID290102 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Swordfisher Jim, Berger, Josef
32 Berger, Josef Swordfisher Jim
London Hutchinson n.d. circa early 1940's Hardback 
Octavo Size. Very Good condition. Burgundy leather school prize binding with gilt crest to front board and slightly rubbed gilt titles & decoration to spine. Marbled edges. Leather a little rubbed at spine ends and corners. Sticker remains to front pastedown - presumably where someone has removed the presentation plate. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. Colour frontispiece. Black & white illustrations. 200 pages ID255062 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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The Boys' Book of Bravery Deeds of Daring on Land and Sea, Berrey, R. Power
33 Berrey, R. Power The Boys' Book of Bravery Deeds of Daring on Land and Sea
London C. Arthur Pearson Ltd 1902 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 20x13cm]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Wonderful [original] scarlet, black, white and gilt decorated boards and spine. Very light flecking to top of spine and rear board. Gilt to edges. Illustrated with black and white plates. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. A very handsome book. viii, 318 + Advertisements Chapters include "Fights for the Colours"; "Our Gallant Gunners" ; "Brave Days in the Peninsula"; "Daring Naval Actions"; and "A Famous Naval Duel" - and lots lots more. ID248226 
Price: 75.00 AUD
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More Adventures of Rupert, Bestall, Alfred
34 Bestall, Alfred More Adventures of Rupert
The Daily Express No Date[1947] 1st thus Softcover 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Good Condition. Edges rubbed and some minor loss to corners. Covers mottled and marked. Illustrated in colour by Alfred Bestall. 120 pages ID293525 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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Poor Cecco The wonderful story of a wonderful dog who was the jolliest toy in the house until he went out to explore the world, Bianco, Margery Williams
35 Bianco, Margery Williams Poor Cecco The wonderful story of a wonderful dog who was the jolliest toy in the house until he went out to explore the world
London Andre Deutsch 1973 0233964673 / 9780233964676 1st thus 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. Black & white illustrations by Anthony Maitland. 146 pages Introduced by Margery Fisher. First published in 1925 by the author of 'The Velveteen Rabbit'. Delightful illustrations by the Kate Greenaway Medal winner. ID289434 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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How I Wanted to Pour Salt on a Rabbit's Tail and Other Stories, Bianki, Vitali
36 Bianki, Vitali How I Wanted to Pour Salt on a Rabbit's Tail and Other Stories
New York George Braziller 1967 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good Dustjacket - now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ is rubbed at edges and spine, and some light wear to spine ends. A very nice copy. Translated from the Russian by Anne Terry White. Black & white illustrations. 151 pages Lovely stories by one of Russia's foremost writer of nature stories for children. Contents include: How I Wanted to Pour Salt on a rabbit's Tail; OOMMB!; How Uncle Volov Looked for Wolves; Ears in a Bag; Above the Earth; Gophers; Rabbit Know-it-all; Pleasant Lake Sarikul; Secret of the Night Forest; "She". ID227738 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Saranne [Inscribed and Signed by Author], Bibby, Violet
37 Bibby, Violet Saranne [Inscribed and Signed by Author]
London Longmans Young Books 1969 0582156068 / 9780582156067 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. Small tear to upper edge and some light scuff marks to dustjacket. Black & white illustrations by Hilary Abrahams. INSCRIBED and SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR 127 pages A sensitive and unusual story that captures the warmth and fellowship of the nineteenth century narrow boat community. ID207775 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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Garry Halliday and the Disappearing Diamonds, Blake, Justin
38 Blake, Justin Garry Halliday and the Disappearing Diamonds
London Faber & Faber 1960 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. Some light foxing to end papers and fore edge. Loosely inserted is note from "The Advertiser Children's Club" noting the book as a prize for getting 50 points in competitions. 125 pages Here is Garry Halliday, air-line pilot and a favourite television hero to all those who regularly follow the progress of his adventures against that unseen master-criminal, the Voice. The story of the Disappearing Diamonds, in which Garry comes up against the Voice for the first time, is told by his friend and co-pilot, Bill Dodds. ID260231 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Enid Blyton's Gay Street Book, Blyton, Enid
39 Blyton, Enid Enid Blyton's Gay Street Book
London Latimer House Ltd No date [1951 - Willey P68) 1st Edition Hardback 
Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Good condition. No dustjacket. Upper portion of front cover and spine are lightly faded. A couple of small marks to covers. Previous owner has ticked against the entries on the Contents page in biro, otherwise inscription-free. Illustrated in colour including three lovely full page colour plates by Grace Lodge. Decorated endpapers. 124 pages A collection of stories. ID296391 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Enid Blyton's Seventh Bedside Book, Blyton, Enid
40 Blyton, Enid Enid Blyton's Seventh Bedside Book
London Arthur Barker 1955 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good Dustjacket - now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. The dustjacket is chipped and creased at edges with a home-repaired 9sticky tape to inside) tear to the front panel. The DJ is NOT price-clipped. Faint fading to book edges and a gift inscription, dated 1956, to front free endpaper. Illustrated in two-toned colour. Dust jacket by Joyce Johnson. 160 pages Variety of stories, puzzles and riddles. ID293372 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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