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THE THUGGERY AFFAIR
Written by Antonia Forest.
Stock no. 1501735
Published by Girls Gone By. 1st thus 2005. Fine condition.

Complete and unabridged. Pictorial cardwraps. 256 pages. A lovely copy.

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WOLFY'S REWARD
Written by Geoffrey Higham. Illustrated by Geoffrey Higham.
Stock no. 1501734
Published by Edmund Ward. Fair condition.

No. 2 in The Sunset Series. Small format. Pictorial boards. Colour and b/w illustrations. 30 pages. Spine has been repaired, looks like backstrip was missing and has been replaced with blue tape. Pages are out of line because of the repair. Covers are grubby. A reading copy.

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BEAT THE DRUM
Written by Andrew Wood.
Stock no. 1402027
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1957. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

'Whenever Drake sails a Fennel goes with him.' That was the saying in Plymouth. When Alan Fennel couldn't go with the 'Pelican' his brother Martin went instead. This is his story an that of his friend John Small who stayed behind in Devon. Green cloth boards with black titles to spine and vignette of a sailing ship to front. Colour frontis. 192 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Endpapers browned. Foxing mainly to page edges. Dustwrapper is edge worn with a few small tears. Spine is browned. Rear panel and flap are grubby. Couple of white labels to verso which is lightly browned.

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MOTHERING SUNDAY
Written by Noel Streatfeild.
Stock no. 1402026
Published by Collins. 1950. Almost very good condition.

Red cloth, gilt title to spine. 256 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Spine is faded and gilt titles are dulled. Small bump to rear board. Couple of small spots to front board. Booksellers sticker to front pastedown. Name crossed out in black felt tip to front pastedown. Foxing to endpapers and page edges.

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THE BADGERS OF BADGER HILL
Written by David Ross. Illustrated by Jaroslav Bradac.
Stock no. 1402025
Published by The Woburn Press. 1st 1974. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Blair and Betsy Badger and their family live in a quiet sett near Canterbury. Two travelling badgers - Grimbart Dass a Cockney and Tasso from Italy - come into their lives bringing tales of how their homes have been disturbed by men. Black boards with gilt titles to spine. B/W illustrations throughout. 140 pages. Spine and corners a little bumped. Couple of light marks to front board. Contents are bright and clean. Price cut pictorial dustwrapper is a little edge creased.

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WINGED REVOLT
Written by Eric Wood.
Stock no. 1501733
Published by The Ace Publishing Company. Slightly better than good condition.

The Ace Series. Green cloth, black title to spine. 4 b/w plates. 222 pages. A chunky volume being 2" thick. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers are marked. Joints cracked. Text block grubby. Some hinges cracked. Pages are edge browned but generally clean.

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RED VAGABOND
Written by G.D. Adams. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1402024
Published by The Batchworth Press. 1st 1951. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

A vividly told tale of a fox set against the background of wild life on the Welsh border. Red cloth. Gilt title to spine. Superb b/w wood engravings. 189 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Bubbling of cloth to back and front boards. A couple of marks to front board. Name and address in ink to front pastedown. Light browning to endpapers. Dustwrapper is edge worn with tears and loss particularly to top and bottom of spine and bottom of rear flap. Spine and rear panel are browned. Foxing to rear panel and verso.

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LEONARD BASKIN'S MINIATURE NATURAL HISTORY - FIRST SERIES
No author listed. Illustrated by Leonard Baskin.
Stock no. 1501732
Published by Heinemann. 1st 1983. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Set of four books: Seven Fish etcetera, Insects, Domestic Animals, Extinct Creatures. All just 3.75 x 3.75 inches in size. Beige boards. Exquisitely dramatic miniature paintings. Slight wear to top and bottom of spines. Creasing to bottom corners of most pages in Seven Fish. Dustwrappers are all edge worn and slightly scuffed. Contained in original slipcase which is worn at the corners and edges. Original price sticker to base.

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THE FINISHING SCHOOL
Written by Pamela Brown.
Stock no. 1402023
Published by John Goodchild. 1st 1985. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Rosemary Langford was born in Singapore but was sent to school in England. Just before she was due to return to school in the Autumn of 1939 she had to spend three weeks in hospital in Singapore. War was declared and Rosemary's mother said she could go to finishing school in Switzerland when the war was over. The author's last book. Green boards, gilt title to spine. Slight bumping to base of spine and edge of front board which is a little bowed. Slight browning to page edges. Pictorial dustwrapper is slightly edge worn.

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TWO QUEENS AT THE ABBEY
Written by Elsie J. Oxenham.
Stock no. 1402022
Published by Collins. 1st 1959. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Red boards, black titles, black 'Abbey School Series' logo to front cover. Colour frontis. 256 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Prize plate to front endpaper. Foxing to prelims and endpapers. Light page browning. Price cut dustwrapper is edge worn with loss to top of the spine. Diagonal crease to front panel. Rear panel is grubby. Patches of paper stuck to verso for reinforcement.

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HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS IN WILTSHIRE, DORSETSHIRE, AND SOMERSETSHIRE
No author listed.
Stock no. 2112100
Published by John Murray. Circa 1869. Good condition.

Red cloth with gilt titles. New edition, with travelling map and plans. Book has been rebacked, with original spine laid down; heavy repairing tape to joints. Map to pocket is MISSING. A reading copy.

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HANDBOOK FOR ESSEX, SUFFOLK, NORFOLK AND CAMBRIDGESHIRE
No author listed.
Stock no. 2112099
Published by John Murray. 2nd 1875. Good condition.

Red cloth with gilt titles. Second edition, revised. With map and plans. Book has been covered with clear adhesive film and is badly marked. Front joint is badly cracked. Map is MISSING. A reading copy.

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