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Soldier on the Hill, French, Jackie
201 French, Jackie Soldier on the Hill
Sydney Angus & Robertson 1998 0207196370 / 9780207196379 Softcover 
Octavo Size. Very Good condition. 288 pages Can someone who saves your life be called an enemy? A story set in World War Two ID220848 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The Camp Fire Girls At Onoway House, Frey, Hildegard G.
202 Frey, Hildegard G. The Camp Fire Girls At Onoway House
New York A.L. Burt Company 1916 1st Edition [Assumed] Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Good condition. No dustjacket. FFEP missing. Green decorated cloth boards. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages. Solid reading copy. 234 pages ID287451 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The Campfire Girls Do Their Bit Or, Over the Top With The Winnebago, Frey, Hildegarde G.
203 Frey, Hildegarde G. The Campfire Girls Do Their Bit Or, Over the Top With The Winnebago
New York A.L. Burt Company 1919 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Good condition. No dustjacket. Nice decorated boards, spine a little faded and hinge starting at publication page. Some mild foxing to edges. Previous owner's neat stamp to front free endpaper. 242pages ID287457 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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The Campfire Girls On The Open Road Or, Glorify Work, Frey, Hildegarde G.
204 Frey, Hildegarde G. The Campfire Girls On The Open Road Or, Glorify Work
New York A.L. Burt Company 1918 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Good condition. No dustjacket. Nice decorated boards, spine a little faded and hinge starting at publication page. Some mild foxing to interior and endpapers tanned Previous owner's neat stamp to front free endpaper. 256 pages ID287458 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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The Campfire Girls'  Larks and Pranks, Frey, Hildegarde G.
205 Frey, Hildegarde G. The Campfire Girls' Larks and Pranks
New York A.L. Burt Company 1917 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Good condition. No dustjacket. Nice decorated boards, some mild foxing to interior and spine a little mottled. Previous owner's neat stamp to front free endpaper. Pencil notation to verson frontispiece "Marion Christmas 1920". 256 pages ID287455 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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206 Fyson, J.G. Friend Fire and the Dark Wings
Oxford Oxford University Press 1983 0192714678 / 9780192714671 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic sleeve. Black & white illustrations by Annabel Large. 136 pages ID260810 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Mirror, Mirror  [Signed Copy], Garfield, Leon
207 Garfield, Leon Mirror, Mirror [Signed Copy]
London William Heinemann 1976 0434940313 / 9780434940318 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made, removable plastic cover. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the front free end paper. Illustrated in pen and wash by Antony Maitland. 48 pages A brilliant and comic novel of the busy life of an 18th century London apprentice by the master of historical fiction for young adults and children. ID230772 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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Mister Corbett's Ghost and Other Stories [Signed copy], Garfield, Leon
208 Garfield, Leon Mister Corbett's Ghost and Other Stories [Signed copy]
London Longman Young Books 1971 0582150914 / 9780582150911 New Impression Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine [Price-Clipped]dustjacket. DJ now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A lovely book in excellent condition. Black & white illustrations by Antony Maitland. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the front free end paper. 159 pages Three stories by the master of young adult historical fiction. ID230723 
Price: 65.00 AUD
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Moss and Blister, Garfield, Leon
209 Garfield, Leon Moss and Blister
London Heinemann 1976 043494033X / 9780434940332 1st Edition 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. Small closed tears to top edge near spine on front and back. Previous owners notes to front free end papers. Black & white illustrations. 48 pages The robust humour of this story of 18th century London is shot through with a sense of hushed and holy mystery, and rises to such a putch of suspense that you almost believe in miracles. ID294865 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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The Drummer Boy [Signed copy], Garfield, Leon
210 Garfield, Leon The Drummer Boy [Signed copy]
London Longman Young Books 1971 0582155061 / 9780582155060 2nd Impression Hardback 
Octavo Size. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a plastic sleeve. Atmospheric black & white illustrations by Antony Maitland. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the front free end paper. 152 pages Following the defeat on a French battlefield, Charlie Samson returns haunted to England. This is the story of his quest to reach for new ideals and a new life. Set in the 18th century. ID230720 
Price: 65.00 AUD
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The Ghost Downstairs [Signed copy], Garfield, Leon
211 Garfield, Leon The Ghost Downstairs [Signed copy]
London Longman Young Books 1973 0582150949 / 9780582150942 2nd Impression 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. Atmospheric black & white illustrations by Antony Maitland. LENGTHY GIFT INSCRIPTION BY AUTHOR SIGNED AND DATED 1974. 91 pages Two devils lived in Mr Past - envy and loneliness. Together they gnawed at him, drained the colour from his face, the lustre from his eyes and the charity from his heart. Then Mr Fishbane came to live in the same house and Mr Fast found himself striking a deal with Mr Fishbane that leads him into a horrifying web of fear and terror. ID230717 
Price: 80.00 AUD
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THE PRISONERS OF SEPTEMBER [Signed copy], Garfield, Leon
212 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, Garfield, Leon
213 Garfield, Leon The Sound of Coaches
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. Black & white illustrations by John Lawrence. Previous owner's details to 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. ID297682 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Sound of Coaches [Signed copy], Garfield, Leon
214 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)
215 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]
216 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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217 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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218 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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219 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
220 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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