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THE NEW BOOK OF THE AIR
Written by Howard Leigh; W.E. Johns; et al.
Stock no. 1108251
Published by Oxford University Press. Almost very good condition.
Large format. Blue cloth. B/w illustrations. Colour plates. A few Johns' stories. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Marks to covers. 1 colour plate is MISSING. Inscription in ink to front endpaper.
THE GIRLS' ALL-ROUND BOOK OF STORIES, SPORTS, AND HOBBIES
Written by Mrs. Walter Wood; Christine Chaundler; Edna Lake; Constance Harwood; Bessie Marchant; Elsie J. Oxenham; et al.
Stock no. 1108136
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. Circa 1946. Very good condition.
Large format. Blue pictorial cloth. Front cover shows girl with a tennis racket. Oxenham story is 'Freda Joins the Guides'. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some browning to covers. A few marks to covers. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some foxing and page browning.
THE GIRL'S TREASURE BOOK
Written by Grace Mary Golden; J.M. Wilson; Christine Chaundler; Margaret C. Field; et al.
Stock no. 1107872
Circa 1930. Almost very good condition.
Cloth spine. Pictorial front cover shows two girls - one reading a book, sat on the grass, the other waving a white hanky at a passing sail boat. First story is 'Birthday Roses' by Grace Mary Golden. Colour and b/w illustrations. Bumping to spine and corners. Scuffing to cover edges. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some foxing and page browning.
THE COCKPIT FLYING ADVENTURES FOR YOUNG PILOTS
Written by W.E. Johns; Arch Whitehouse; Rudolf Stark; et al. Illustrated by Stanley Orton Bradshaw; Howard Leigh.
Stock no. 1308325
Published by John Hamilton Ltd.. Almost very good condition.
Flying Adventures For Young Pilots. Large format. Blue cloth with dark blue titles and vigette of a plane to front cover. Eight coloured plates by Bradshaw, other illustrations by Leigh. Johns story is "The Ace of Spades". Spine and corners bumped. Spine faded and foxed. Some light staining to covers. Front joint cracked. Contents browned but clean.
THE JOLLY BOOK FOR BOYS
Written by Edwin Chisholm; Frank Hart; et al.
Stock no. 2107136
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. Almost very good condition.
Large format. Pictorial cloth, showing boys in a row boat. First story is 'The Lame Duck' by Frank Hart. 6 colour plates and b/w illustrations. covers are very grubby. Corners are bumped and worn. Inscription in ink to verso of frontis. Some grubby margin marks and foxspots.
Written by Hilda Hart; Norman Gale; Grace C. Floyd. Illustrated by G.H. Thompson; Agnes Richardson; Louis Wain; et al..
Stock no. 1306716
Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd.. circa 1920. Almost very good condition.
Father Tuck's Golden Gift series. Red cloth spine, pictorial boards with front showing dog and puppy. Colour frontis plate, b/w and two-tone illustrations to text. First verse is "Good Manners and Bad". Quite a few cat illustrations by Wain. Spine slightly bumped. Corners worn and cover edges rubbed. Inscription in ink to front endpaper (ink thumb print to top edge of same page). Page browning and some small marks to margins else clean.
Written by W.E. Johns; George E. Rochester; et al. Illustrated by Stanley Orton Bradshaw.
Stock no. 2105981
Published by John Hamilton. 1st 1936. Almost very good condition.
A collection of stories edited by W.E. Johns, including 4 stories by him. Pictorial boards. 4 b/w plates, 6 colour plates plus other b/w illustrations. 248 pages. Covers are worn, with some chipping and loss of paper; cloth showing through. Some foxing and browning to pages.
THE GREAT BOOK OF SCHOOL STORIES FOR GIRLS
Written by Mrs. Herbert Strang; Alice Massie; Dorita Fairlie Bruce; et al.
Stock no. 1105900
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. Circa 1934. Almost very good condition.
Green pictorial boards and spine. Front board shows "The Winner". Colour frontis and b/w text illustrations. First story "Deep Down" by Massie, includes "Erica the Ever-Right" by Bruce. Book: Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some foxing and some joints cracked.
No author listed.
Stock no. 1305222
Published by Lewis's Ltd.. Very good condition.
Blue cloth spine, pictorial boards. First story is "The Fairies and the Frying Pan". 6 plates, b/w illustrations. Spine and corners slightly bumped and worn, there is a tiny hole to front edge of spine. Contents are browned and foxed but otherwise clean.
HIDE AND SEEK
Written by Christine Chaundler; Cecily M. Rutley; et al. Illustrated by Louis Wain; E. Dorothy Rees; Anne Anderson; et al..
Stock no. 1305221
Published by Lewis's Ltd.. Almost very good condition.
Blue cloth spine, white pictorial boards. First story is "The Kid in Fancy Dress" by Chaundler. 6 colour plates (including one possible cat one by Wain entitled "Having a good time" although there is no signature). B/w illustrations throughout. Unpaginated. Spine slightly bumped and rubbed. Corners slightly worn. Covers are a little grubby and there is a patch of surface paper damage to spine edge of rear cover. Contents are foxed and browned but otherwise clean.
OUR BOYS' STORY BOOK
Written by D.H. Parry; L.L. Weedon; George Manville Fenn; Arthur Lee Knight; et al.
Stock no. 1305007
Published by Ernest Nister; E.P. Dutton & Co.. Good condition.
Green cloth spine, green pictorial front board showing man aiming gun at a grizzly bear. First story is "A Close Shave". 4 colour plates, b/w text illustrations. 144 pages. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers are slightly grubby with light damp stains at edges of rear cover. Messy writing/crayon marks to front endpapers. There is a crease to the top corner of the half title-page. Foxing and fingering but contents are generally clean. A couple of hinges are cracked.
THE BAIRN'S TOY BOOK
No author listed. Illustrated by Harry B. Neilson; Savile Lumley; et al..
Stock no. 1304630
Published by The Epworth Press. circa 1924. Very good condition.
A book of short stories. Red cloth spine, cream pictorial boards. Colour plates, b/w and two-tone illustrations. First story is "Spritely The Fairy". Spine is worn with a few tiny holes. Corners worn. Covers are a little grubby. There is an inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. There is some page browning and foxing but contents generally clean.