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HELMET & COWL STORIES OF MONASTIC AND MILITARY ORDERS
Written by W.M. Letts; M.F.S. Letts. Illustrated by Stephen Reid.
Stock no. 2126824
Published by Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. Limited. 1st 1913. Very good condition.
Large format. Cloth spine with dark orange title. Circular onlay to front cover. Mounted colour plates. Bumping to spine and corners. A little chipping to corners. All plates present. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Slight odour to book (possibly from glue/ink print).
BOSTOCK AND HARRIS OR THE NIGHT OF THE COMET
Written by Leon Garfield. Illustrated by Martin Cottam.
Stock no. 2126422
Published by Kestrel Books. 1ST 1979. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
A sequel to "The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris". Blue boards, title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0722655290. Bumping to spine. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is price-cut with edge-creasing and some scuffing; foxed to verso.
PALADINS IN SPAIN
Written by Eleanor Farjeon. Illustrated by Katharine Tozer.
Stock no. 2126280
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. 1st 1937. Good condition.
Green cloth, blue titles to spine. Colour frontis, five b/w illustrations. 168 pages. 8 x 5.5". Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Heavy wear and some marks/scuffing to covers. Large inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing throughout.
THE TWO BOUQUETS
Written by Eleanor Farjeon. Illustrated by Reginald Woolley.
Stock no. 2126264
Published by Michael Joseph. 1st 1948. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
A period novelette featuring the Gills of Twickenham and misunderstandings at a ball, based on the operetta by Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon. Deep pink cloth covers with silver titles to spine and silver vignette. B/w chapter headers. 163 pages. Bumping to corners. Some fading to covers. Page browning. The odd foxspot. Wrapper is price-cut with tears and chips; a little loss and some grubby marks.
Written by Ronald Welch. Illustrated by Victor Ambrus.
Stock no. 2125565
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1971. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
An exciting story set in the Elizabethan period, Robert's ships foil a Papist plot to free Mary Queen of Scots from imprisonment in Wales. Red boards, gilt title to spine. B/w text illustrations. ISBN: 0192713248. Bumping to spine and a couple of cover edges. Foxing and a few marks to outer page edges. Some page corners are creased. Wrapper has publisher's original duraseal cover attached to verso of wrapper, which has some creasing and browning.
Written by Ronald Welch. Illustrated by Gareth Floyd.
Stock no. 2125564
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1967. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
An adventurous and fast-moving tale set against a vivd picture of Elizabethan England. Green cloth, silver title to spine. B/w text illustrations. Some bumping to spine and corners. Couple of ink marks to outer page edges. Some margin marks. Wrapper is edge-creased with some tears and chips; a little loss.
BOWS AGAINST THE BARONS
Written by Geoffrey Trease. Illustrated by C. Walter Hodges.
Stock no. 1815998
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1979. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
A rousing story of medieval England, of the clash between the rich and the poor, and above all of Robin Hood, leader of the people. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0340040432. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-rubbed.
THE ORIGINAL ROBIN HOOD: A TRANSLATION OF THE EARLY TALES
Written by John Sheffield. Illustrated by John Clark.
Stock no. 1815955
Published by John Sheffield. 1st thus 1986. Very good condition.
The earliest tales translated from the medieval English. Green cardwraps. Stapled booklet. 54 pages. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0950745707. Remains of old price-label to rear cover. Name and date in ink to inside front cover.
QUEEN OF THE FALLS
Written by Chris Van Allsburg. Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg.
Stock no. 1815922
Published by Andersen Press. 1st 2011. Nearly fine condition.
Annie Taylor, a short, plump and fussy sixty-two-year-old widow resolves to find fame and fortune by being the first person to go over the thundering waters of Niagara Falls in a barrel... Large format. Matt pictorial boards. Illustrations throughout. ISBN: 9781849392723.
STELLA AND THE FIRESHIPS
Written by Showell Styles.
Stock no. 1815764
Published by William Kimber. 1st 1985. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
A masterly tale of fast-moving action around naval exploits at the time of Nelson. Red boards with gilt title to spine. 190 pages. ISBN: 0718305817. Small mark to rear board. Page browning. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.
THE BOY FROM STINK ALLEY
Written by Roger Pilkington. Illustrated by Douglas Bissett.
Stock no. 1814772
Published by MacMillan. 1st 1966. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
A story about the Mayflower, an absorbing reconstruction seen through the eyes of a boy who took part in the great adventure. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. Top & tail of spine slightly shelf worn. 'Horncastle Library' written in ink to front endpaper. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn and torn with a few minor chips.
HELD FAST FOR ENGLAND
Written by G.A. Henty. Illustrated by Gordon Browne.
Stock no. 1814692
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. 1st 1892. Good condition.
A Tale of the siege of Gibraltar (1779-83) Brown pictorial cloth. 7 b/w plates, 2 views and a map. All edges green. Spine worn with title fading and top & tail of cloth frayed. Edges rubbed, corners worn. Joints split. Internal hinges pulled but binding still tight. Grubby margin marks.