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THE RUSTLERS OF RATTLESNAKE VALLEY
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Drake Brookshaw.
Stock no. 1326555
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. 1st 1948. Very good condition in a poor dustwrapper.

Brown cloth, gilt title to spine, colour frontis. A thrilling tale of the ranches and deserts of Arizona. Spine and corners bumped. Covers faded at edges. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Light foxing to textblock. Price-cut wrapper is edge worn, chipped and torn with loss to lower 3" of spine.

Price: £12.00 £10.20.

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NO REST FOR BIGGLES
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1326554
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1956. Very good condition.

Red boards, black titles and vignette. Colour plates. Spine slightly bumped and faded. Some light foxing to textblock and some page margins. Small brown spot to centre of front pastedown.

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BIGGLES MAKES ENDS MEET
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Stock no. 1326553
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1957. Almost very good condition.

Red boards, black titles and vignette. Colour plates. Spine and corners bumped. Some foxspots to textblock. Top 1" of front free-endpaper has been neatly removed. Slight fading to spine.

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BIGGLES GOES HOME
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1326552
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1960. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Red boards, black title to spine. Black vignette on front cover - Biggles in a parachute. Colour frontis, b/w chapter headers. 160 pages. Spine slightly bumped. Prize plate to front pastedown. Light mark to textblock. A couple of page corner tips creased. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is a bit grubby and edge rubbed.

Price: £35.00 £29.75.

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ADVENTURES OF GOLDHAWK - DARKMOON'S CURSE
Written by Ian Livingstone. Illustrated by Russ Nicholson.
Stock no. 1326548
Published by Puffin Books; The Penguin Group. 1st 1995. Very good condition.

Fighting Fantasy Gamebook series. Cardwraps. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 0140369392. Covers are edge rubbed. Front joint is starting to crack.

Price: £20.00 £17.00.

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THE STORY OF A RED-DEER
Written by J.W. Fortescue. Illustrated by G.D. Armour.
Stock no. 1326541
Published by Halsgrove. 2003. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

The classic Exmoor story for all ages. Third facsimile edition. Red boards, gilt title to spine. 152 pages. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. ISBN: 1841142611. Spine slightly bumped. Contents fine. Dustwrapper is slightly edge rubbed/creased.

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SONGS OF CHILDHOOD
Written by Walter De La Mare. Illustrated by Richard Doyle.
Stock no. 1326535
Published by Longmans, Green & Co.. 1924. Almost very good condition.

Longmans' Pocket Library. Small format, green cloth with gilt title and decoration to spine. B/w frontis with tissue-guard. 105 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Some light marks to covers. Light foxing and page browning to contents. Name in pencil to front free-endpaper.

Price: £15.00 £12.75.

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BATMAN THE WORLD OF THE DARK KNIGHT
Written by Daniel Wallace.
Stock no. 1326530
Published by Dorling Kindersley. 1st 2012. Nearly fine condition.

A factual book about Batman and his pals. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Includes 2 collectable prints. ISBN: 9781409382935. 2 collectable prints are present in rear pocket. Small margin mark to one print and some light scuffing to verso of another. Contained in matching slipcase.

Price: £14.00 £11.90.

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THE SNOW GOOSE
Written by Paul Gallico. Illustrated by Peter Scott.
Stock no. 1326521
Published by Michael Joseph. 1954. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Reset with blocks remade. Blue cloth, white title to spine vignette to front cover. Colour plates. B/w illustrations. Title to spine lightly rubbed. Boards lightly marked. Endpapers and text block browned. Contents otherwise clean. Blue pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn and torn with slight loss, a bit grubby.

Price: £14.00 £11.90.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1968
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1326511
Published by Daily Express. 1968. Slightly better than very good condition.

Colour pictorial boards - Rupert & chums watching large ball coming down from the sky. The last Rupert annual to include Magic Paintings. 10 x 7 inches. 115 pages. No facsimile produced for this year. Spine and corners very slightly bumped. Front cover very slightly bowed and not sitting 'quite right'. Not inscribed and price NOT cut. Magic Paintings UNTOUCHED. Some pale page browning and some light foxing to textblock. A very nice copy.

Price: £120.00 £102.00.

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SHOCK FOR THE SECRET SEVEN
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Burgess Sharrocks.
Stock no. 1326508
Published by Brockhampton Press. 1st 1961. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The Thirteenth Secret Seven story in which quarrels threaten to disband the Secret Seven. But dog-thieves are at work in the village so the children turn detective. Pale blue boards decorated with SS symbol. Two-tone and b/w illustrations. Spine slightly bumped. Child's writing in belongs to box. Some light foxing and other marks to textblock. Dustwrapper is just slightly edge rubbed.

Price: £30.00 £25.50.

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THE SPYFLYERS
Written by W.E. Johns; Jennifer Schofield. Illustrated by Andrew Skilleter.
Stock no. 1827163
Published by Norman Wright. 1st thus 2002. Nearly fine condition.

Pictorial card wraps. Limited edition of 300 copies. Introduction by Jennifer Schofield. W.E. Johns only non-Biggles novel with a First World War flying setting. SIGNED by the illustrator, publisher and JenniferSchofield. Copy 140 of 300 numbered copies. Light rubbing to corners. Contents clean.

Price: £225.00 £191.25.

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