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21896. LUTON HIGH SCHOOL 1930-2000 70th anniversary
Privately published. A brief history on A4 loose leaf pages SWAP £3.50

25012. Items from Pensionnat des Religieuses Ursulines at Herck-la-Ville, Belgium
Difficult to tell the date, but probably very early 20th century.. Items comprise: folded (4-sided) prospectus leaflet in English covering the subjects costs uniform etc. Heavy fold marks & small hole. Booklet of 32 detachable black & white postcards of the convent most tissue guarded - 5 of pupils 14 of rooms (classrooms/dorms/bathrooms etc) 10 of buildings & 3 of the gardens. Published Ern Thill Bruxelles Spine torn. Separate postcard of about 40 nuns - believe them to be from this convent as it was with the other items. Fragile. I have searched online for information about the school but have been able to find almost nothing. Price is based on the individual prices of the cards I've found with a huge discount. Fascinating for anyone interested in the history of schools £50.00

24264. (OXENHAM Elsie J) compiled KENDALL Olga Lock and ALLEN Ruth: RIBBIE'S BOOK - GIVE MY LOVE TO THE STARS
EJO Society 1996 paperback. Wraps creased and rubbed. Letters and stories EJO wrote to Ribby/Ribbie a small terminally ill boy £25.00

20330. ANDERSON Verily: SPAM TOMORROW
Hart-Davis 1956 2nd imp. Name fep Dw rubbed marked & slightly torn on edges.Growing up in a Sussex rectory boarding school debutante FANY marriage in a West End flat in the blitz up to the birth of her first child £35.00

24999. ANON: THE BEANO AND THE DANDY - Sixty Years Side by Side
DC Thomson 1999 1st. Very slightly bumped dw large format. A celebration and anthology of stories £6.00

25001. ANON: THE BEANO AND THE DANDY - Sixty Years Side by Side
DC Thomson 1999 1st. Very slightly bumped dw large format. A celebration and anthology of stories £6.00

25002. ANON: DANDY AND BEANO - The Comics at Christmas
DC Thomson 1997 1st. Corners bumped Boards a bit indented. Stories and articles from Christmas issues £7.50

24763. AUCHINLECK Honor: ELYNE MITCHELL - A DAUGHTER REMEMBERS
HarperCollins Australia 2012 paperback 1st. Bw photo illus Bottom edge of several pages bumped and slightly torn Seems unread Very scarce £25.00

22291. BECKER May Lamberton: CHOOSING BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
OUP 1937 1st. Inscr Foxing Corners bumped Dw repaired on reverse torn & missing chunks. One parent to another - with suggested book lists £7.50

17232. BOLGER Francis & EPPERLY E (eds): MY DEAR MR M: Letters to G B MacMillan from LM Montgomery
McGraw Hill (Canada) 1980 1st. Bw photo plates Lacks fep Dw a bit browned with small tear on front. 39 years of letters between friends SWAP £4.50

24349. BRITTON James (chosen by): AN ANTHOLOGY OF VERSE FOR CHILDREN VOLUME 3
OUP 1957. Hinges weak Decorated boards Dw. Dickinson Sitwell Sassoon Auden Wilde de la Mare Hardy Yeats and many others £3.00

24350. BRITTON James (chosen by): AN ANTHOLOGY OF VERSE FOR CHILDREN VOLUME 4
OUP 1958. Decorated boards Dw. Wordsworth Whitman Kipling Stevenson Shakespeare and dozens more £3.00

23804. BROAD Richard & FLEMING Suzie (edited by): NELLA LAST'S WAR
Profile Books 2006 paperback. Bw photo plates Inscr Wraps covered with cellophane Spine very slightly creased. The Second World War Diaries of Housewife 49 £5.00

19662. BULL Angela: NOEL STREATFEILD
Collins 1984 1st. Bw photo plates Lacks fep Library stamp on foredge Tape marks on boards Slightly bumped dw SWAP £8.50

24819. CAMPBELL Jen: MORE WEIRD THINGS CUSTOMERS SAY IN BOOKSHOPS
Constable 2013. Good copy in dw. A welcome sequel - a quick read yet funny and sad £5.00

25000. CONNOLLY Joseph: CHILDREN'S MODERN FIRST EDITIONS
Macdonald Orbis 1988 1st. Bw photo plates Pages brown Dw. Selected authors & bibliographies together with bookmark insert with their values at the time £7.50

25003. DAY John R & COOPER B K: RAILWAY SIGNALLING SYSTEMS
Muller 1958 1st. Photo and line illus Ownership label Worn dw in 2 bits. The Mechanical Age Library series £9.50

22290. DEUCHER Sybil: EDVARD GRIEG Boy of the Northland
Faber 1957 rep. Illus Slightly torn dw missing small bits Quarto format. Fictionalised biography £8.50

25004. DICKS Terrance: THE THREE DOCTORS
Wingate 1975 1st. Ex school library Dw pasted down with cellophane Corners bumped and rubbed. £5.00

25007. ELIAS Eileen: STRAW HATS & SERGE BLOOMERS
Allen 1979 1st. Line illus Spine creased and a bit torn Dw with tiny scrape on back. Autobiog a teen in the 1920s; sequel to On Sundays we wore White £12.50

21602. EMILSEN Susan: THE LILY & THE LION - a History of Abbotsleigh
Richard Smart 2000 1st. Full of coloured & bw photos Small smudge on fep where someone's erased the price Boards & dw slightly bumped Includes laid in bookmark and feels unread. Abbotsleigh girls' school in Sydney founded in 1885 £12.50

24821. FISHER Margery: WHO'S WHO IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1978 rep. Coloured & bw illus throughout Bottom edges of first few pages slightly water marked Book Club dw a bit rubbed worn and repaired. Quarto format - nearly 400 pages and heavy A Treasury of the familiar characters of childhood £9.50

23240. FOSTER John, FINNIS Ern and NIMON Maureen: AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
LiS Press 1995 paperback. Crossed out name fep Small stain foredge Corners rubbed. An Exploration of Genre & Theme £25.00

23737. FRASER Eugenie: THE HOUSE BY THE DVINA
Corgi paperback 1986. Bw photo plates Hinges a little weak in the middle Spine & corners creased Wraps a bit worn. A Russian childhood 1914-1920 £4.50

22294. FREEMAN Gillian: THE SCHOOLGIRL ETHIC
Lane 1976 1st. Bw photo plates Foredge foxed Bumped slightly grubby dw Browned dw rubbed on edges. The life & work of Angela Brazil £8.50

25008. FRICKE John, SCARFONE Jay, STILLMAN William: THE WIZARD OF OZ
Hodder 1989. Full of coloured illus Quarto format Slightly bumped dw.. The official 50th anniversary (of the film) pictorial history with intro by Jack Haley Jr £10.00

24505. GOLDING Harry (edited by): THE WONDER BOOK OF NATURE
Ward Lock nd. Plates & illus throughout Inscr Pictorial boards worn & rubbed especially on corners & edges £7.50

19995. GOODALL John: VICTORIANS ABROAD
Macmillan 1980 1st. Spine worn Small format. No text - coloured pictures throughout SWAP £4.00

24826. GOODALL John: VICTORIANS ABROAD
Macmillan 1980 1st. Bumped dw Small format. No text - coloured pictures throughout SWAP £6.00

22671. GRANT Jane: COME HITHER, NURSE
Hale 1958 rep. Pages edges browning Chipped slightly rubbed dw. Amusing adventures of a student nurse £12.00

25011. GRENFELL Joyce: 'STATELY AS A GALLEON' & OTHER SONGS & SKETCHES
Macmillan 1978 1st. Illus John Ward Pencil inscr Slightly bumped dw. £7.50

25013. HICKEN Marilyn E: SEQUELS volume 1 Adult books
Association of Assistant Librarians 1986 8th edition. Ex reference library Some handwritten additions Protected dw taped to boards. A useful list of series books £9.50

23508. JACKSON Arthur: MORE TALES FROM A COUNTRY PRACTICE
Souvenir Press1987 1st. Dw. Memoirs of an East Anglian doctor (nothing to do with the wonderful TV series) £5.00

25014. KEATING HRF: CRIME AND MYSTERY - THE 100 BEST BOOKS
Xanadu 1987 1st. Dw very bumped. Foreword by Highsmith A list with information/thoughts on each one from Poe to PD James £15.00

25015. LONG David: THE LITTLE BOOK OF THE LONDON UNDERGROUND
History Press 2009 1st. VG in dw. 10000 'wacky facts' about the tube £6.00

21597. MACVICAR Angus: SALT IN MY PORRIDGE
Jarrolds 1972 rep. Bw photo plates Dw slightly rubbed on spine ends. Confessions of a minister's son - a gently humerous memoir by the author of 1950s children's science fiction £6.50

23802. MALCOLMSON Patricia & Robert (edited by): NELLA LAST'S PEACE
Profile Books 2006 paperback. Bw photo plates Inscr Wraps covered with cellophane Spine a bit creased. The post-war diaries of Housewife 49 £5.00

24183. MANGAN Lucy: HOPSCOTCH AND HANDBAGS
Headline paperback 2008. Rubber stamp title page Wraps grubby and worn Reading copy. Funny guide of how to be a girl £2.00

25016. MATTHEW Christopher: NOW WE ARE SIXTY
Murray 2001 rep. Bw illus D Eccles in style of E Shepard Dw slightly marked and bumped. An affectionate tribute rewriting many of Milne's poems for present day 60 year olds £6.00

20775. MAYNARD AM: AN ABC OF GAMES
ULP 1954 1st. Name fep Foredge slightly foxed Slightly rubbed dw browned on back. A book I used with my Guides in the 1980s/90s £4.50

24114. McCLAY David (selected & introduced by): DEAR MR MURRAY - Letters to a Gentleman Publisher
Murray 2018 1st. As new in dw. To celebrate their 250th anniversary letters from the archive including Charles Darwin Austen Byron Betjeman and many others £7.50

25017. McCLELLAND Helen: THE CHALET SCHOOL COMPANION
Armada paperback 1994. Spine creased. Articles about the school + 2 short stories from the Chalet Annuals £4.50

24818. McCLELLAND Helen: THE CHALET SCHOOL COMPANION
Armada paperback 1994. Cover corners a bit creased. Articles about the school + 2 short stories from the Chalet Annuals £5.00

25018. McCLELLAND Helen (edited by): ELINOR M BRENT-DYER'S CHALET SCHOOL
Armada 1989 paperback. Illus Wraps creased Quarto format. Stories articles & competitions £5.00

25019. McCLELLAND Helen (edited by): ELINOR M BRENT-DYER'S CHALET SCHOOL
Armada 1989 paperback. Illus Wraps creased Quarto format. Stories articles & competitions £5.00

23237. MIDDELBOE Penelope, FRY Donald & GRACE Christopher edited by: WE SHALL NEVER SURRENDER
Pan paperback 2012. VG. Wartime Diaries 1939-1945; people from all walks of life £5.00

25020. MILES Alice: EVERY GIRL'S DUTY
Book Club 1992. Bw photo plates VG in slightly bumped dw. The diary of a Victorian debutante edited and with commentary by Maggy Parsons. 1868-70 when Alice comes to London from Paris for the season £6.00

25021. MOOREHEAD Caroline: VILLAGE SECRETS
Vintage paperback 2015. Photo illustrations Small bump top front Spine creased Read once (by me). Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Non-Fiction prize this is the fascinating story of a cluster of remote villages in France which saved several thousand people many of them children from being sent to concentration camps £4.00

25022. MYERSON Joel & SHEALY Daniel (editors) + STERN Madeleine B (associate editor): THE JOURNALS OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
LittleBrown 1989 US 1st. Bw photo plates Dw slightly bumped £20.00

23732. NIALL Brenda: SEVEN LITTLE BILLABONGS
Melbourne University Press 1979 1st. Map of Billabong on eps Boards very slightly bumped Slightly rubbed dw. The world of Ethel Turner and Mary Grant Bruce £20.00

25023. O'LEARY Elizabeth: A HOUSE AT WAR
Macmillan 1994 1st. Dw. The continuing story of The House of Eliott £5.00

25024. PINKERTON Kathrene: THREE'S A CREW
Carrick & Evans (US) 1940 (1939 inscr). 12 bw photo plates Foxing Label removed from map fep Spine slightly faded. Children's fiction writer takes to non fiction with a biographical sailing/adventure tale on the borders of British Columbia and Alaska £10.00

23728. POOLE Philippa (compiled by): THE DIARIES OF ETHEL TURNER
Ure Smith (Australia) 1979 1st. Bw photo illus Small inscr Board edges slightly rubbed Slightly torn & rubbed dw Quarto format £25.00

24450. READ Miss: A FORTUNATE GRANDCHILD
Joseph 1982 1st. Illus Bookseller's sticker fep Dw slightly bumped on ends. Affectionate memories of her 2 grandmothers £7.50

24503. ROBERTS Kenneth: MARCH TO QUEBEC
Doubleday (US) 1946 rep. Bw frontis Map eps (bookplate pasted on front map) Corners bumped Spine dulled Very thick. Journals of the members of Arnold's expedition compiled and annotated during the writing of Arundel £20.00

23232. ROMANY: OUT WITH ROMANY AGAIN
ULP 1939 rep. 8 bw plates slightly crinkled (2 loose) Hinges weak Boards a bit grubby & bumped £4.00

23233. ROMANY: OUT WITH ROMANY BY MEADOW AND STREAM
ULP 1942 1st. 5 bw plates Boards very slightly marked & bumped £9.50

23234. ROMANY: OUT WITH ROMANY BY THE SEA
ULP 1941 1st. 8 bw plates Corners bumped £9.50

23731. SMITH Emma: MAIDEN'S TRIP
Bloomsbury paperback 2011. Wraps a bit creased. Originally published in 1948 a wartime adventure on the Grand Union Canal £5.00

24348. STEVENSON Robert Louis: A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES
Hopetoun Press 1947. Wood engravings by Joan Hassall Small inscription Page edges brown Corners bumped Some staining both inside the book and on the boards Smells musty £3.50

20346. STREATFEILD Noel: ALL ABOUT QUEEN VICTORIA
Allen 1961 1st UK. 2-colour illus Pages a bit marked Heavy foxing on edges Torn dw rubbed on edges & missing piece top spine It has a library code on the spine but no signs inside the book Piece cut from dw flap £12.00

20939. STREATFEILD Noel: ENJOYING OPERA
Dobson 1966 1st. 2-tone illus H Abrahams Exlibrary Lacks prelims to title page Tear between front flap & front Label on spine. Everything a child needs to know £7.50

25025. TOWNSEND John Rowe: WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN
Bodley Head paperback 1990 reprint of 1987 revised edition. Illus Hinges a bit weak in the middle Spine & corners a little creased. An outline of English-language children's literature 25th anniversary edition £8.50

24760. TREASE Geoffrey: THE SEVEN QUEENS OF ENGLAND
Heinemann 1953 1st. Bw frontis + 4 double-sided bw plates Foredge heavily foxed Spine ends faded Dw missing many small pieces from edges with faded spine and stained back £9.50

25026. TYERS Kathy: STAR WARS: THE TRUCE AT BAKURA
Bantam Press1994. Page edges browning Front hinge a bit weak Dw slightly damaged on the back £5.00

25028. UTTLEY Alison: BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
Hale 1950 1st. Bw frontis + 24 double-sided bw photo plates + fold out map Latter pages slightly wiggly as if it's been damp at some time but no damp smell Boards possibly stained (not sure if it's intentional) Torn and chipped dw; front flap foxed. Hale's County Book series - an intimate view by an author and country woman who loved the county £20.00

25029. UTTLEY Alison: COUNTRY HOARD
Faber 1943 3rd imp. Decorations by Tunnicliffe Corners bumped Spine ends rubbed. Memories of the country £15.00

25030. UTTLEY Alison: AMBUSH OF YOUNG DAYS
Faber 1940 new edition. Slight foxing Pages browning Boards bumped and patchily faded Spine dulled. Memories of her childhood £19.50

25031. UTTLEY Alison: THE SWANS FLY OVER
Country Book Club 1960. Illus Tunnicliffe Inscr Dw slightly frayed and browned. Countryside memories £25.00

25032. UTTLEY Alison: WILD HONEY
Faber 1962 1st. Illus Tunnicliffe Feels unread Dw spine slightly frayed and dulled. Country essays £20.00

25033. UTTLEY Alison: A YEAR IN THE COUNTRY
Faber 1957 1st. Illus Tunnicliffe Nice copy in dw with faded spine rubbed on ends. The countryside month by month £25.00

19665. UTTLEY Alison: RECIPES FROM AN OLD FARMHOUSE
Faber 1973 paperback. Illus P Baynes Foredge a bit browned Wraps marked & a bit worn £3.00

24820. UTTLEY Alison: THE FARM ON THE HILL
Faber 1941 1st. Pencil inscr Corners bumped Dw with chunks missing top front bottom spine and wide strip bottom back. A companion volume to The Country Child - fictionalised autobiography; rare title £30.00

25034. VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS Ralph & LLOYD A L: THE PENGUIN BOOK OF ENGLISH FOLK SONGS
Penguin paperback 1961 rep. Inscr Pages browning Hinges slightly weak Covers a bit worn and foxed £5.00

25035. WILSON Jacqueline: JACKY DAYDREAM
Doubleday 2007 possibly new edition. Photos and drawings Corners bumped Slightly bumped dw. The story of her childhood £7.50