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WAR BABIES
Written by Annie Wood Franchot. Illustrated by Mary Louise Davis.
Stock no. 1504579
Published by William R. Jenkins Company. 1st 1914. Very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

The Adventures in the Air of Jacque and Jacqueline, two little children of Verdun. After both parents are killed in one day during the war the two children are picked up by a man bird with big wings and a man's body and fly around Europe. Red paper boards with gilt title to front cover. 6 Colour and 12 b/w illustrations. 61 pages. Spine bumped with slight damage to base. Wear to lower corners and a few small bumps and a nick to lower edges. Large ink inscription to front endpaper. Small patch of erased writing to pastedown. Small bookseller's sticker to rear pastedown. Light browning to endpapers. Contents are generally clean, just an odd mark. Dustwrapper is edge worn and creased with small tears and chips to ends of spine and folds. Spine browned, panels darkened with marks.

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QUEST'S END
Written by Alfred Brisco. Illustrated by Brian Fawcett.
Stock no. 1504468
Published by Brown and Brown. 1st 1950. Almost very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

A man, after being knocked out, wakes up as his horse. A fascinating tale which will at once appeal to lovers of Northern Rural England - the life of its people and animals and Lakeland Lanes. The veil of the occult running through the tale will grip, as also will the adventures of the main character depicted in Civil and Army Life. Orange cloth covers with dark titles to spine and front cover. B/w illustrations. 83 pages. SIGNED by author, with date, on front endpaper. A little bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. A few white marks to covers. Light browning and foxing to endpapers, rest of contents very good. Price-cut dustwrapper is edge worn, torn and chipped with some stains to panels.

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EVERARD'S RIDE
Written by Diana Wynne Jones.
Stock no. 1504391
Published by The Nesfa Press. 1st 1995. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Two never-before-published novellas, six stories and an article on Tolkien's narrative art. Red cloth, silver title to spine. 303 pages. Limited edition of 1000 copies. ISBN: 0915368633. SIGNED, with inscription, by illustrator of wrapper - Ruth Sanderson on front endpaper. Copy no. 243. Minimal bumping to spine and corners. A few tiny flecks of white to top corner of rear cover. A few corner tips creased. Light marks to top edge of text block. Dustwrapper is a little edge worn and creased. Tear causing small flap to top edge of rear panel. Vertical crease to front flap.

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NECROPOLIS
Written by Anthony Horowitz.
Stock no. 2116732
Published by Walker Books. 1st 2008. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The Power of Five: Book Four. Black boards, green title and white author name to spine. 387 pages plus booklist to rear. All edges green. ISBN: 9781844286225. Some light wear to covers. Wrapper is edge-creased with a little scuffing.

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COUNT KARLSTEIN
Written by Philip Pullman. Illustrated by Diana Bryan.
Stock no. 1606734
Published by Doubleday. 1st thus 2002. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Who would dare to go outdoors on All Souls' Eve, knowing that the Demon Huntsman is on the prowl? Whitbread Award Winner. Blue boards, silver title to spine. Small b/w silhouette illustrations to text. 242 pages. ISBN: 0385605110. Spine and corners bumped. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge creased with some indentation marks to rear panel.

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FREEGLADER
Written by Paul Stewart; Chris Riddell.
Stock no. 1713404
Published by Doubleday. 1st 2004. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Book 7 of the Edge Chronicles series. Undertown is destroyed. Gnokgoblins, cloddertrogs, woodtrolls and others who live there prepare for a mass exodus to a new home in the Free Glades. Purple boards, silver title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0385604629.

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THE SHIP THAT SAILED TO MARS
Written by William M. Timlin. Illustrated by William M. Timlin.
Stock no. 1314201
Published by George G. Harrap & Company Ltd.. 1st 1923. Good condition.

One of the classic works of fantasy and the author's solitary children's book. Only 2000 copies printed of which 600 were used for the American edition. Large format. Vellum spine with gilt titles and decoration. Grey paperboards. 48 magical colour plates. Both calligraphic text and plates are mounted on grey art paper making this a truly unusual item. Spine and corners bumped and worn, some chipping to top and tail of spine. Covers are grubby and marked, edges are rubbed. There is some surface paper damage to covers, particularly at edges. Binding re-stitched. Some damage to front endpaper. Small margin tears. Apart from some slight fingering all plates seem fine. A good copy of this scarce item.

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PEER GYNT
Written by Henrik Ibsen. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1314197
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1936. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Peer Gynt is first and foremost a poetic fantasy, although based on a real person who lived Norway c1800. About his exploits, not much more is known than is found in Asbjornsen's book Norwegian Fairy Tales, in which Peer Gynt's chief exploits lie in the direction of fighting and conqueroring trolls. Admirably depicted by the "Goblin Master" in 12 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. Brown cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front cover. Cream and brown pictorial endpapers. 255 pages. Spine bumped. Endpapers lightly browned. Name and date in ink to front fly-leaf. Dustwrapper is edge worn/torn/chipped with small section of loss to centre of spine, some foxing to wrapper.

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WINTER WOOD
Written by Steve Augarde.
Stock no. 1503550
Published by David Fickling Books. 1st 2008. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Final part of the trilogy about the Various. Life is changing for Midge, her discovery of the hidden tribes is like a dream to her now, their existence all but forgotten. But the voice that calls out to her in the winter darkness is real enough. Black boards with gilt title to spine. B/w text illustrations. 504 pages. ISBN: 9780385605632. Erased pencil writing to top corner of half-title page.Top edge of text block browned. Dustwrapper is very slightly grubby to rear panel and has a couple of brown spots on front panel.

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BLACKLIGHT
Written by Andrew Skilleter. Illustrated by Andrew Skilleter.
Stock no. 1606219
Published by Doctor Who Books. 1st 1995. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Written by the illustrator, the book chronicles his Doctor Who career and is packed with beautiful colour illustrations of his work. Large format. ISBN: 1852774158. Small mark to front board. Front endpaper creased. Mark to title page. Wrapper has a few light indentation marks.

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FAL THE DRAGON HARPER
Written by Peter Patterson. Illustrated by Johannes Steuck.
Stock no. 1809621
Published by The Hawthorn Press. 1st 1992. Nearly fine condition.

An adventure story, a magical tale, a fantasy and a metaphor for life. Cardwraps. B/w chapter footers. ISBN: 1869890434. Corners lightly rubbed. Text block slightly grubby. Contents fine.

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THE WITCH TRADE
Written by Michael Molloy. Illustrated by David Wyatt.
Stock no. 1711988
Published by The Chicken House. 1st 2001. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Abby and Spike are drawn into a world of witches, hidden caverns, fabulous boats, captive children, lost parents, and a quest to find Ice Dust - the source of magical powers... Turquoise boards, silver title to spine. B/w text illustrations. 285 pages. ISBN: 1903434319.

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