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Adventures of Jimmy Brown. Written By Himself, Alden, W.L. (Edited)
1 Alden, W.L. (Edited) Adventures of Jimmy Brown. Written By Himself
New York Harper and Brothers Publishers 1913 1st thus Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Corners a little worn and edges a little 'grubby'. Decorated front board and spine. Illustrated with Black and White plates and frontispiece. 238 pages ID281087 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Alone at Pine Street, Allan, Mabel Esther
2 Allan, Mabel Esther Alone at Pine Street
London Abelard 1983 0200728024 / 9780200728027 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. Several small scattered stains to upper rear portion of the dustjacket. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Patricia Drew. A Grasshopper Book. 112 pages The sixth book in the Pine Street series which follow the adventures of the gang from Almond House. This one tells of how Samantha, the youngest of the gang, copes on her at Pine Street School. ID192363 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Rachel Tandy, Allan, Mabel Esther
3 Allan, Mabel Esther Rachel Tandy
Hutchinson of London 1958 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. Small abrasion to lower edge of front free endpaper. Previous owner's neat stamp and inked number to front free endpaper. 224 pages A young adult novel about growing up and one's first job and writing children's books. ID287453 
Price: 95.00 AUD
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The Wood Street Helpers, Allan, Mabel Esther
4 Allan, Mabel Esther The Wood Street Helpers
London Methuen 1983 0416758908 / 9780416758900 Reprint Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ is complete [not price clipped] & now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. Illustrated by Shirley Hughes. 144 pages A Pied Piper Book. ID287318 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Wood Street and Mary Ellen, Allan, Mabel Esther
5 Allan, Mabel Esther Wood Street and Mary Ellen
London Methuen 1983 0416863507 / 9780416863505 Reprint Hardbound 
Octavo Size [approx 13x20cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. DJ is not price-clipped but the price sticker has been removed. Previous owner's details & small ink number to front free end paper. Black & white illustrations by Lesley Smith. 142 pages ID180573 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Tom Brown's Schooldays, An Old Boy
6 An Old Boy Tom Brown's Schooldays
London John F. Shaw & Co. Ltd no datecirca 1922 Reprint Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Slight wear to the back cover of book. Offsetting to rear free end papers. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Black & white illustrations. 287 pages ID291883 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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7 Andersen, Hans Christian ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES
London Sunburst Books 1994 1857781732 / 9781857781731 Hardback 
Folio Size. VERY GOOD+ in pictorial laminated boards. Lovely illustrations by Renata Fucikova unpaginated ID230274 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Modern Tales of Action and Suspense, Arkley, Arthur J (Selected by)
8 Arkley, Arthur J (Selected by) Modern Tales of Action and Suspense
London Hamish Hamilton 1962 2nd Impression Hardcover 
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. An Oak Tree Book. 144pages An anthology for young poeple. Includes The Proverbial Murder by John Dickson Carr, The Blue Cup by B J Shute, London Night's Entertainment by Margery Sharp, Mocking-Bird by Lord Dunsany, Fog Horn by Ray Bradbury, The Baby-Sitter by Norah Burke, The Interruption by W W Jacobs, The Shark Cage by James Aldridge, Chance at the Wheel by Victor Canning, Tangier Revenge by John Kruse. Uncommon title. ID188124 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Young Visiters, ASHFORD, Daisy
9 ASHFORD, Daisy The Young Visiters
London Chatto & Windus 1919 Reprint Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Good Condition. Marbled boards are rubbed at corners and more lightly rubbed at edges. The title patch is age-darkened. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. Black & white illustrations including a photograph of the author as frontispiece and another of the first page of the original manuscript. 86 pages Preface by J.M.Barrie. The comic story of Victorian England, completed when the author was nine years old. Published in the same year as the first edition [1919]. ID290802 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Trespassers at Charlcote, Avery, Gillian
10 Avery, Gillian Trespassers at Charlcote
London Collins 1958 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ is price-clipped with age-darkened spine. Presentation plate to front free-endpaper. Previous owners details [same person] to half-title page. Black & white illustrations by Dick Hart. 254 pages By the author of The Warden's Niece. This was Gillian Avery's second book after the success of The Warden's Niece. This story follows the adventures of two families of children spending their holidays in Victorian Oxfordshire countryside. Francis Copplestone, the eccentric curate from The Warden's Niece, makes another appearance. A delightful book by this highly regarded children's writer. ID269305 
Price: 90.00 AUD
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The Speaking Drums of Ashanti, Ballard, Martin
11 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
12 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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Shirley Barber's Classic Fairyland Jigsaw Book, Barber, Shirley (Artist and Author)
13 Barber, Shirley (Artist and Author) Shirley Barber's Classic Fairyland Jigsaw Book
Rowville, Vic The Five Mile Press No Date. 1741782201 / 9781741782202 
Oblong Quarto Size. Near fine condition in pictorial laminated boards. Five large, 96 piece jigsaws featuring the delightful fairy illustrations of Shirley Barber. All pieces present. Each jigsaw has is accompanied by a small amount of text. Very lovely book. Unpaginated ID292951 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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More Tales To Tell To Little Children, Barnard, Winifred E. and Spriggs, Elsie Helena
14 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
15 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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Music Perhaps, Barne, Kitty
16 Barne, Kitty Music Perhaps
London Chapman & Hall 1953 1st 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 and has some light chipping to corners and spine ends. Book lower corners a little bumped and some faint age-discolouration to edges. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. 296 pages A further 'music' based novel by this Carnegie Award winner. This book is based around a young female 'infant prodigy' violinist. ID287320 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Secret of the Sandhills, Barne, Kitty
17 Barne, Kitty Secret of the Sandhills
London Thomas Nelson and Sons No DateCirca 1955 Reprint Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good Dustjacket. DJ has tape repair to top of spine & is price clipped - now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. Illustrated by Kiddell-Monroe. 258 pages ID287330 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Three and a Pigeon, Barne, Kitty
18 Barne, Kitty Three and a Pigeon
London Hamish Hamilton 1964 1st thus 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 and is lightly rubbed at edges with small chip to upper front edge. Two small sticky tape stains to pastedowns. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. Black & white illustrations by Steven Spurrier. 221 pages A Big Reindeer Book. Originally published in 1944. The story of a family in wartime England who are evacuated to the country when their house is bombed. ID287325 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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Waminda, Barrett, Helen
19 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
20 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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