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THE MAGIC CITY
Written by E. Nesbit. Illustrated by H.R. Millar.
Stock no. 1314626
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1910. Fair condition.

Red cloth with gilt titles and vignettes to front and spine. 333 pages plus 2 page booklist to rear. Top edge gilt. B/w illustrations. Spine is very worn and has been glued. Cloth is grubby and worn. Gilt to spine has rubbed off. Front joint was broken but has been re-glued. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some page corner creases. Some hinges cracked. Grubby fingermarks to page margins.

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THE THREE NAUGHTY CHILDREN
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Eileen Soper.
Stock no. 1314610
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1950. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Cream pictorial cloth. Pictorial title page. Two-tone illustrations throughout text. 23 short stories. Spine and corners very slightly bumped and rubbed. Light splash stain to spine and spine edges of covers. Minimal browning to endpapers else contents fine. Dustwrapper is slightly edge worn, 3" tear to rear spine edge, a few small marks and light splash mark to spine. Reprint in same year as first edition.

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THE ENID BLYTON NATURE READERS NO. 26
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Eileen Soper.
Stock no. 2116940
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. Very good condition.

Contains "Freckles The Thrush" and "The Little Ploughman". Pictorial card wraps. Two-tone text illustrations. Creasing to cover corners. Some marks to covers.

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THE LITTLE WHITE DUCK AND OTHER STORIES
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Eileen Soper.
Stock no. 2116883
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1946. Almost very good condition.

Short stories, numerous two-colour illustrations. Cream pictorial cloth. 192 pages. Some grubby marks to covers. Spine a bit faded. Corners are bumped. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some foxing.

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THE MOUSEWIFE
Written by Rumer Godden. Illustrated by William Pene Du Bois.
Stock no. 1403797
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1951. Very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

Blue boards, red vignette of mouse and title to front. Superb b/w text illustrations throughout. 37 numbered pages. 9 x 6.5". A little bumping to spine and corners. Slight fading to bottom of boards. Light foxing to top of boards. Front board is a little bowed. Foxing to endpapers and page edges otherwise contents are clean. Dustwrapper is edgeworn and creased. Spine is browned. Panels are foxed. Verso of wrapper is browned. Small ink stamp to front panel.

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THE MOUSEWIFE
Written by Rumer Godden. Illustrated by William Pene Du Bois.
Stock no. 1313728
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1958. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Blue boards, red vignette of mouse and title to front. Superb b/w text illustrations throughout. 37 numbered pages. 9 x 6.5". Ink school stamps to pastedowns and to title-page. Endpapers lightly browned. Light musty smell to contents. Dustwrapper is price-cut by publisher (with new price printed above), is slightly edge rubbed with small chip to top of spine.

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MISS MOUSE AND HER BOYS
Written by Mrs. Molesworth. Illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke.
Stock no. 1605976
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1897. Almost very good condition.

Orange cloth with black illustration to front and spine, gilt title to spine. 7 b/w illustrations. Corners bumped, some wear and splitting to spine. Spine scuffed with some fading of gilt. Joints cracked, inscription to front pastedown. One plate MISSING. One plate has been coloured.

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THE RIVER OF ADVENTURE
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Stuart Tresilian.
Stock no. 1712557
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1955. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

The eighth in the Adventure series. An exciting story you just can't put down! Cream pictorial cloth, b/w illustrations. 277 pages. Corners bumped. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper chipped and browned with tape strengthening to verso.

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THE BOOK OF PENNY TOYS
Written by Mabel Dearmer. Illustrated by Mabel Dearmer.
Stock no. 1313589
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.; The Macmillan Company. 1st 1899. Almost very good condition.

Large format. Burgundy cloth spine with green pictorial boards. Full-page colour illustrations throughout. 94 pages, all edges red. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Some light scuffing to covers. A few small chips to spine cloth, cleverly disguised with matching ink(?). Quite heavy foxing and a musty smell to contents. A couple of pages have very slightly ragged edges. A very nice copy of an extremely rare book.

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THE HELPFUL GIANT
Written by Eileen Arthurton. Illustrated by Jennetta Vise.
Stock no. 1502500
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1957. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

A book of stories for children about the giant Seven League Boots, Esquire. Orange cloth covers with black titles and vignette of giant to front cover. B/w illustrations. 137 pages. Spine bumped and slightly faded. Corners a little worn. Endpapers browned. A few fox spots, mainly to prelims and text block. Dustwrapper is edge worn with a few small tears and a little loss from top of spine. Small pin hole to front fold. Bottom corner of front fold has been cut off, price is stamped above. Some foxing and rear panel is a bit grubby.

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PERSONAL EFFECTS
Written by Barbara Willard.
Stock no. 1502235
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1939. Very good condition.

Grey patterned covers with blue titles to spine. 337 pages. Some bumping to spine and corners. A little erased pencil writing to front endpapers. Contents generally clean.

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SMUGGLERS COVE
Written by Marianne Macdonald. Illustrated by Selwyn Dewdney.
Stock no. 1311816
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1955. Good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Green boards with dark green title to spine. 208 pages. B/w illustrations. Ex-lib with white fabric tape reinforcing joints, and some magic tape also to front joint. Contents are well-fingered and grubby. Spine and corners bumped and covers slightly grubby at edges. Dustwrapper is worn with slight loss, tear to rear fold.

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