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THE ABBEY GIRLS IN TOWN
Written by Elsie J. Oxenham.
Stock no. 733056
Published by Collins Clear-Type Press. 1941. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Bright red cloth, silver titles. Colour frontis. 314 pages, top edge red. 8.25 x 5.5". Spine and corners bumped. Minimal fading at corners. Name and address in pencil to front pastedown. Large inscription in ink to front endpaper. Light foxing and browning to page margins. Dustwrapper is price-cut, edge-torn and chipped and a bit grubby.

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THE SCHOOL IN THE SOUTH
Written by Angela Brazil. Illustrated by W. Smithson Broadhead.
Stock no. 732920
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. 1st 1922. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Beige cloth, black titles and black/green vignettes to spine and front. 6 b/w plates. 287 pages. 7.5 x 5". Spine bumped. Endpapers very lightly browned. Covers and contents beautifully bright and clean. Wrapper is edge chipped with loss, patch of loss to top of spine and corners of panels, small patch of loss to centre of rear panel. 2" closed tear to top of spine and 3" closed horizontal tear to centre of rear panel. Wrapper not as bad as it sounds!

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WILLIAM THE OUTLAW
Written by Richmal Crompton. Illustrated by Thomas Henry.
Stock no. 732898
Published by George Newnes Limited. 2nd 1927. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Red cloth with black titles to spine and front cover. B/w illustrations throughout. 256 pages. Spine slightly bumped. Fox spots to prelims and outer page edges. A bright copy in dustwrapper which is edge rubbed with a couple of small closed tears and slight chipping to corners. Large closed tear to top edge of rear panel continuing to spine, leading to some loss (1" x 0.5") to surrounding area of spine. Small patch of loss to top corner of front panel. Slight marking to rear panel. A nice copy of the 2nd edition.

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AN EXCITING TERM
Written by Angela Brazil. Illustrated by Francis E. Hiley.
Stock no. 732923
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. 1st 1936. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Light grey cloth, blue titles and vignette of girl to spine. Four b/w plates. 255 pages. Spine bumped. Slight darkening to cover edges. Erased pencil name to front endpaper. Some light foxing and fingering to page margins. Dustwrapper is worn and creased with 2 x 1" loss to lower edge of front panel, some darkening at edges and grubby on rear panel and spine. Tape repairs on verso of dustwrapper edges.

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MORE WILLIAM
Written by Richmal Crompton. Illustrated by Thomas Henry.
Stock no. 732891
Published by George Newnes Limited. 1929. Very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

Red cloth with black titles to spine and front cover. 254 pages. B/w illustrations. Spine slightly bumped. Endpapers and outer page edges lightly foxed. Wrapper is just slightly edge chipped, but otherwise complete. Some small closed tears to outer edges, 1" closed tear to spine. Brown paper reinforcements to outer edges of verso. Overall, wrapper is grubby with small stain to front panel. Still a desirable copy of a very scarce wrapper.

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NO MORE SCHOOL?
Written by Valerie Bierman; Vivien Alcock; Douglas Hill; Robert Swindells; et al.
Stock no. 425826
Published by Methuen. 1st 1991. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

A New Collection of School Stories, edited by Valerie Bierman. Grey boards, silver title to spine. ISBN: 0416157025. SIGNED by editor, with inscription on title page.

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TOUGH LUCK
Written by Berlie Doherty.
Stock no. 425326
Published by Hamish Hamilton. Circa 1987. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Joe Bead really cares about the kids in his classroom and tries to help them in and out of school. Red boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 0241120160. SIGNED by author with inscription on title page. 2nd impression.

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MRS. LEICESTER'S SCHOOL
Written by Charles Lamb; Mary Lamb.
Stock no. 987050
Published by Baldwin And Cradock. 1836. Good condition.

The History of Several Young Ladies Related by Themselves. No authors named but believed to be Charles and Mary Lamb. B/w frontis, engraved title page. 11th edition, revised and improved. Pages: xi, 172, 8. Red leather spine, marbled boards. Contents very good indeed but front cover almost detached and spine worn.

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MARGERY FINDS HERSELF
Written by Doris Pocock.
Stock no. 679383
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Circa 1951. Very good condition.

Blue boards, green titles. B/w frontis. Covers a little grubby. Prize-plate to front pastedown. Contents clean.

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THE ABBEY GIRLS IN TOWN
Written by Elsie J. Oxenham. Illustrated by Rosa C. Petherick.
Stock no. 718510
Published by Collins Clear-Type Press. Circa 1930. Almost very good condition.

Blue cloth with dark blue titles and vignettes. Colour frontis plate. 314 pages plus 5 page publication list to rear. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. Prizeplate to front pasteedown. Frontis detached causing ragged edges. Textblock a bit grubby. Contents clean.

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THE CONQUEST OF CHRISTINA
Written by Elsie J. Oxenham.
Stock no. 730310
Published by The Children's Press. Very good condition.

Red cloth with black titles and vignette to front cover. Colour frontis. B/w text illustrations. 343 pages plus 1 page booklist to rear. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed else covers clean. Some light foxing and a few finger marks to page margins. One page has marginal tear (neatly repaired). A nice copy of an early reprint.

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HANGMAN
Written by Julia Jarman.
Stock no. 730765
Published by Andersen Press. 1st 1999. Fine condition.

Toby's heart sinks when he hears that Danny Lamb is coming to Lindley High School... Glazed pictorial boards. ISBN: 0862648661. SIGNED by the author with inscription on title page! Base of spine very slightly bumped.

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