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Benjamin and the Box, Baker, Alan
21 Baker, Alan Benjamin and the Box
London Andre Deutsch 1977 0233968954 / 9780233968957 1st Edition Hardback 
Oblong Octavo Size [approx 22.8 x 15.3cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Some tape stains to endpapers and a gift inscription to front free endpaper. DJ is a little yellowed at edges and spine. Colour illustrations by Alan Baker. Unpaginated ID296910 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Speaking Drums of Ashanti, Ballard, Martin
22 Ballard, Martin The Speaking Drums of Ashanti
London Longmans Young Books 1970 0582154995 / 9780582154995 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size. Very Good in a Good [price-clipped] Dustjacket. DJ protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ is creased at lower edge with closed tear at spine edge. The sequel to Benjie's Portion 164 pages ID243241 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Dawn, Bang, Molly
23 Bang, Molly Dawn
New York Seastar Books 2002 1587171880 / 9781587171888 Reprint Softcover 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition. Colour and black & white illustrations. unpaginated A Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Book. A beautifully illustrated adaption of the Japanese legend of the Crane Wife set in 19th century New England. ID215588 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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More Tales To Tell To Little Children, Barnard, Winifred E. and Spriggs, Elsie Helena
24 Barnard, Winifred E. and Spriggs, Elsie Helena More Tales To Tell To Little Children
London The National Sunday School Union 1930s Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Red decorated boards. Light wear to edges and corners with lightly sun-faded spine. Black & white illustration by Elsie Anna Wood and Kathleen Wood. Presentation Plate to front free endpaper which also has a small stain to fore edge. 126 pages Another book of stories for the kindergarten and home. ID273831 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Here Come The Girl Guides, Barne, Kitty
25 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
26 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
27 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
28 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
29 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.
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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
34 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
35 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
36 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
37 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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Snailsleap Lane, Beshlie
38 Beshlie Snailsleap Lane
London Hart-Davis and Gallery Five 1977 0247128384 / 9780247128385 1st Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Spine lightly sun-faded. Colour illustrations. 60 pages A magical book to be enjoyed on many levels ID297627 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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More Adventures of Rupert, Bestall, Alfred
39 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
40 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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