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Octagon Magic

By: Andre Norton

Price: £78.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005276

Condition: Very Good


First UK edition of this magical story for younger readers, 160 pages in very bright, clean condition. Dustwrapper is bright with slight wear to top edge, attractive illustration by Faith Jacques, not price clipped. A very nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. View more info

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Scrub Fire

By: Anne De Roo

Price: £14.95

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1977

Edition: First

Seller ID: 002491

Condition: Very Good


An adventure story of three children lost in the bush of New Zealand how they survived and the perils they faced. 106 pages first edition, book and wrapper in very bright clean condition. SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. View more info

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The Case Against Andrew Fane

By: Anthony Gilbert

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, W Collins Sons and Co Ltd for the Crime Club Ltd: 1931

Edition: First Edition First Printing

Seller ID: 004392

Condition: Good Plus


First edition of this crime novel by Anthony Gilbert, 252 pages plus 4 pages of adverts in overall bright clean condition just a few light brown spots to outer edges of pages and on the occassional page very light indeed. Neat ink name of former owner on front endpaper. Outer boards a little rubbed and worn on one corner, lettering and background of spine faded. Though not perfect a sound copy of a collectable book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST View more info

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Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks

By: Brookmyre, Christopher SIGNED

Price: £12.99

Publisher: London, Little Brown: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004966

ISBN: 0316730122

Condition: Very Good


Very bright clean first edition in very good dustwrapper SIGNED by CHRISTOPHER BROOKMYRE on title page. Just one light indentation to rear of wrapper, a very nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. View more info

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Biggles Sees Too Much

By: Captain W E Johns

Price: £235.00

Publisher: Leicester, Brockhampton Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition First Printing

Seller ID: 007741

ISBN: 0340042362

Condition: Very Good


First edition of sought after Biggles book 156 pp Book very good, just on front endpaper top right corner has been neatly cut at an angle, this is a triangular piece missing, sides around corner measuring 4.5 cms and 2.5 cms , side opposite 5cms long This does not detract from book, when viewed from between boards pages have very light brown spots to edges of pages these do not appear inside book. Wrapper is bright and clean just little light creasing and rubbing top of... View more info

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The Fifth Quarter

By: Chesher, Kim SIGNED

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 004459

ISBN: 0241893038

Condition: Very Good


First edition of this historical adventure story,174 pages in bright clean condition just some light browning to front endpaper where dustwrapper flaps have lain. INSCRIBED by KIM CHESHER on front endpaper Mr and Mrs Westaway love and best wishes Kim Chesher 11 Jan 1976. Dustwrapper is a little browned but an attractive copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. View more info

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Abinger Harvest

By: E M Forster

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold and Co: 1936

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 004922

Condition: Good Plus


First edition of this work by E M Forster, 351 pages in clean condition just slight browning to outer edges of pages, light foxing to title page and light browning to endpapers, neat former owners details on front endpaperdated 1946. Outer boards have light wear to edges and dustwrapper has a few light marks and small losses on edges, little darkened on spine, now in clear non adhesive protective sleeve. Though not perfect a pleasing sound copy of a collectable book SEE... View more info

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Vandersley

By: Edward Brown SIGNED

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, George G Harrap and Co. Ltd.: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 003735

Condition: Very Good


First edition of this murder, mystery novel by Edward Brown. 206 pages in bright clean condition, dustwrapper is bright, little rubbed on edges and tiny piece missing on front top left 1.5 cms deep by 1 cm across. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on rear of front endpaper For Pat and Ivor Bernard with the very best wishes and compliments of the author Edward Brown. A pleasing copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST View more info

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Five Get Into Trouble

By: Enid Blyton

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003548

Condition: Very Good


First edition of this collectable Famous Five book written by Enid Blyton.190 pages with illustrations by Eileen Soper, book is bright and clean with previous owners name naeatly written on blank page opposite the half title page, outer covers clean just very tiny fading spot on top of spine quite minor, the tiniest bump to the tip of one corner. Dustwrapper rubbed and worn on edges, tiny losses top and bottom of spine, some light marks. Though not perfect still a pleasi... View more info

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The Family from One End Street and Some of Their Adventures

By: Eve Garnett

Price: £129.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller Ltd: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004311

Condition: Very Good


Novel of the Ruggles family written and illustrated by Eve Garnett, no dustwrapper. 212 pages in bright clean condition just some browning to half title page and two blank end pages, light browning to outer edges of pages. Small tear to bottom blank margin of one page 2cms long, outer covers some light marks on front, very light wear to edges and light fading and small mark on spine. A nice copy of of a scarce first edition SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUE... View more info

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The Thief Lord

By: Funke, Cornelia

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Somerset, The Chicken House: 2002

Edition: Uncorrected Proof Copy

Seller ID: 004503

ISBN: 190343470x

Condition: Very Good


Very bright, clean uncorrected proof copy of this novel, first English translation, card covers with just couple of light creases on top left of rear cover. 348 pages a very nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. View more info

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Beyond Recall

By: Goddard, Robert SIGNED

Price: £14.99

Publisher: London, Bantam Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004965

ISBN: 0593036174

Condition: Very Good


Very bright clean first edition in very good dustwrapper SIGNED by ROBERT GODDARD on title page. Just light surface rubbing to rear of wrapper light browning to edges of pages as usual due to standard of paper used, a very nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. View more info

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The Christmas Spy

By: Howlett, John SIGNED

Price: £14.95

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 003108

ISBN: 0091239109

Condition: Very Good


First edition of this adventure novel by John Howlett, 192 pages in bright, clean condition, just light foxing spots on outside top pages not inside, dustwrapper is clean a little chipped on edges and a few tiny tears of which one has been repaired inside with inert clear tape. INSCRIBED by JOHN HOWLETT on front endpaper " Best wishes John Howlett 19th Sept 75" A pleasing copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. View more info

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Watch the Wall My Darling

By: Jane Aiken Hodge

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003968

Condition: Very Good


First edition of this romantic novel set in the Romney marshes and involves spies and smugglers. 280 pages in very bright clean condition, dustwrapper is a little rubbed on edges and slight browning towhite backgrounfd on rear, not price clipped. A nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST View more info

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Triangle of Fear

By: John Newton Chance

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale and Company: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003730

Condition: Very Good


A murder mystery story, first edition. 191 pages in bright clean condition just a few light foxing spots on outer edges of pages, dustwrapper is bright a little rubbed on edges and some light marks on rear not price clipped. A nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST View more info

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The Chase of the Golden Meteor

By: Jules Verne

Price: £198.00

Publisher: London, Grant Richards: 1909

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 008116

Condition: Good Plus


First UK edition of this collectable book by Jules Verne, 292 pages plus 24 full page B/w drawings, some light rippling to a few of the illustrations, quite minor. Book has some light foxing to margins of pages throughout, Boys Brigade prize sticker on front endpaper. Outer boards are a little darkened,on spine, illustrted front boards are clean,small light bumps to two corners Overall a pleasing example of a collectable edition SEE IMAGES. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON... View more info

The Scam

By: Kalberer, Roderick

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 004474

ISBN: 0340628219

Condition: Good Plus


First edition of this thiller novel 265 pages in overall bright clean condition just slight browning to edges of pages as usual due to quality of paper used. INSCRIBED by RODERICK KALBERER on title page To --- with best wishes and hope you enjoy Roderick Kalberer, where ---- is I cannot decipher name. Dustwrapper is bright and clean just light creasing to edges, a nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. View more info

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Where There's a Will

By: M E Atkinson

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson and Sons Limited: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003848

Condition: Good Plus


First edition of this collectable children's story, 254 pages with splendid drawings by Wendy Marchant. Book is overall bright and clean just some light foxing spots to outer edges of pages and to first 6 pages and endpapers this is quite light with just a few larger spots ΒΌ inch at most. Dustwrapper has some light foxing and few light marks on rear. A nice copy of this collectable book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. View more info

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The Blue Island

By: Monica Hutchings SIGNED

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Ward Lock: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004147

Condition: Very Good


Romantic novel set on a West Highland island . 192 pages in bright clean condition just a little foxing on rear endpaper and last few pages and outer edges of pages, dustwrapper is bright and clean just alittle foxing on rear inner flap opposite foxing on endpaper. A little light foxing on first 40 numbered pages, very light mostly one single small spot on each page. SIGNED by MONICA HUTCHINGS on title page. A nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST View more info

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Something Might Happen

By: Myerson, Julie SIGNED

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Jonathan Cape Ltd: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003103

ISBN: 0224063928

Condition: Very Good


First edition of this novel, 329 pages SIGNED by JULIE MYERSON ON TITLE PAGE. Book and dustwrapper are very bright and clean, not price clipped. A very nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. View more info