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The Shelters of Stone, AUEL, Jean M.
1 AUEL, Jean M. The Shelters of Stone
London Hodder & Stoughton 2002 0340821957 / 9780340821954 First Edition Hard Cover Near Very Good Near Very Good 
Red cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 769pp; map endpapers. Light foxing to page block edges; slight lean to spine. Unclipped dustwrapper is lightly rubbed to edges with light creasing to spine; light foxing to reverse side. The fifth novel in the Earth's Children series. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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A Likely Lad, Avery, Gillian
2 Avery, Gillian A Likely Lad
Red Fox 1992 0099950308 / 9780099950301 Paperback Good 
Pictorial card covers; 210pp. Rubbing and creasing to cover; tanning and some foxing to pages. 
Price: 3.50 GBP
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Castors Away!, Burton, Hester
3 Burton, Hester Castors Away!
Puffin Books 1978 0140310037 / 9780140310030 Paperback Good AMBRUS, Victor 
Light rubbing and creasing to cover. 
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The Lamplighter, CUMMINS, Miss
4 CUMMINS, Miss The Lamplighter
London & Glasgow Blackie Hard Cover Near Very Good Good WETHERBEE, Margaret 
Blackie's Famous Books Series. Undated. Red cloth boards with black lettering in pictorial dustwrapper; 320pp; colour frontis. Bump to head of spine; previous owner gift inscription to front endpaper; light marking to a couple of pages. Dustwrapper is rubbed to edges with chipping to head of spine and corners, small split to lower right corner and pin-hole to middle of spine. The story of Gerty the orphan, first published in 1854. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Polly and Oliver, DANIELL, David Scott
5 DANIELL, David Scott Polly and Oliver
London Atlantic Book Publishing Co.Ltd. 1968 0411809601 / 9780411809607 Paperback Very Good STOBBS, William 
A Green Dragon Book. Pictorial card covers; 158pp; b/w ills. Light tanning to cover and pages. The second book in the Polly and Oliver series, an exciting tale of adventure in the Mediterranean during the Napoleonic wars. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Elin's Amerika, DE ANGELI, Marguerite
6 DE ANGELI, Marguerite Elin's Amerika
Surrey World's Work 1964 First UK Edition Hard Cover Good 88pp 215mm x 215mm 
Matt pictorial boards with green cloth spine; no dustwrapper. Significant rubbing to edges and corners with knock/chip to top edge; browning and occasional spotting to pages; no dustwrapper. A story of early Swedish settlers. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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House By the Water, DONKIN, Nance
7 DONKIN, Nance House By the Water
Puffin Books 1973 0140306390 / 9780140306392 Paperback Very Good DICK, Astra Lacis 
Pictorial card covers; 174pp; b/w ills. Light rubbing to cover edges. James Reiby lives in his father's house by the water, looking out over Sydney harbour in the early 1800s, and dreams of sailing round the world. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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I, Coriander, GARDNER, Sally
8 GARDNER, Sally I, Coriander
London Orion Children's Books 2005 1842552902 / 9781842552902 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Red boards with black decs to front in pictorial dustwrapper; 300pp; b/w ills. Fraying to ribbon marker; toning to pages. Unclipped dustwrapper is very lightly rubbed to edges with couple of small marks to spine. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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With Lee in Virginia: A Story of the American Civil War, HENTY, G.A.
9 HENTY, G.A. With Lee in Virginia: A Story of the American Civil War
London W.Foulsham & Co. Ltd. Hard Cover Good Good 
The Foulsham Henty Library. Undated edition. Blue cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 224pp; colour frontis. Slight lean to spine; light sunning to outer edges of cloth with bumping to head of spine; old price in red pen to front endpaper; foxing to page block edges. Price clipped dustwrapper is significantly rubbed, chipped and creased to edges. A tale of the American Ciivil War, slightly abridged 'to meet the reading tastes of the Modern Boy'. 
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Melanie in England, KING, Kay
10 KING, Kay Melanie in England
London Abelard-Schuman 1976 0200723006 / 9780200723008 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good AMBRUS, Victor 
A Grasshopper book. Green boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 121pp; b/w ills. Boards rubbed to spine ends and edges with small split to spine head and heavily bumped corner; toning to pages; small red mark to front endpaper. Dustwrapper is unclipped with rubbed edges and corners, 2cm tear to head of spine, couple of small red ink marks, now in removable sleeve. Melanie is forced to move to England with a new governess who seems to delight in punishing her, including cancelling a birthday visit to the Crystal Palace - but Melanie has other ideas. 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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Tamburlaine's Elephants, MCCAUGHREAN, Geraldine
11 MCCAUGHREAN, Geraldine Tamburlaine's Elephants
London Usborne Publishing Ltd 2007 0746078773 / 9780746078778 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
Black cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 196pp plus appendix. Faint line of colour transference to final page. Unclipped dustwrapper has minor edgewear and very small nick to upper edge of rear panel. A tale of friendship, destiny and revenge set in the war-ravaged lands of fourteenth-century India. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Carved Lions, MOLESWORTH, Mrs [Mary Louisa Stewart]
12 MOLESWORTH, Mrs [Mary Louisa Stewart] The Carved Lions
London The Faith Press 1960 Hard Cover Good Plus Good Plus 
Grey cloth boards in matt pictorial dustwrapper; 130pp; colour frontis; intro by Gillian Avery. Boards bumped to spine ends; very slight bow to boards; previous owner details to front endpaper. Dustwrapper is tanned to spine and outer edges with small chips to corners and spine ends. Mrs Molesworth gives a picture of a girl's life at a small boarding school in a provincial town in the early part of the 19th Century. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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A Shipment for Susannah, NOLEN, Eleanor Weakley
13 NOLEN, Eleanor Weakley A Shipment for Susannah
New York Thomas Nelson & Sons 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good Fair BERRY, Erick 
Pictorial fawn cloth in pictorial dustwrapper; 82pp; b/w ills. Bumping to foot of spine; slight lean to spine; foxing to page block edges and endpapers; partially removed book review plate to front endpaper with name blocked out in biro; occasional mark to pages. Unclipped dustwrapper is grubby with significant rubbing, creasing and chipping to edges and corners; small losses to spine ends; tape repairs to reverse side. A story of plantation life for Nellie Custis, General Washington's little granddaughter, and her little maid Susannah. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Eaglet and the Angry Dove, OLIVER, Jane
14 OLIVER, Jane The Eaglet and the Angry Dove
London Macmillan & Co Ltd 1957 Hard Cover Fair PRIDE, Malcolm 
Green cloth boards with red lettering and decs lacking dustwrapper; 229pp; b/w charcoal drawings. Cloth is unevenly sunned to spine and outer edges; corners bumped and rubbed; previious owner details twice to front endpaper; light marking to a number of pages. A story of the alliance between Picts and Scots. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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True Unto Death: A Story of Russian Life, POLLARD, Eliza F.
15 POLLARD, Eliza F. True Unto Death: A Story of Russian Life
London S.W.Partridge & Co. Hard Cover Very Good 
Undated new edition but prize certificate to front pastedown dated 1909. Peacock blue decorated boards with gilt lettering; vi, 320p, 32 pages of adverts; 8 b/w full page ills. Spine ends bruised, corner tips rubbed; pages browned esp to outer edges. A story of the Crimean War for young readers. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Emigrants, SANDALL, Helen & HEATON, Elizabeth Henniker
16 SANDALL, Helen & HEATON, Elizabeth Henniker The Emigrants
London Methuen & Co Ltd 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good PATON, Jane 
Methuen Book for Girls. Navy cloth boards in matt pictorial dustwrapper; 175pp; b/w ills. Boards lightly bumped to corners and spine ends; previous owner name to front endpaper; tanning and occasional light mark to pages. Dustwrapper has been clipped to both corners of the front flap and is chipped to spine ends, browned to spine, tanned with light marking to rear cover. The story of a 19th century family en route to New Zealand. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Runaway Cousins, THOMAS, Millicent
17 THOMAS, Millicent Runaway Cousins
Hertfordshire James Nisbet and Co.Ltd 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good BATEMAN, J.Yunge 
Yellow cloth boards in pictorial wraparound dustwrapper; 142pp; b/w ills. Stamped place name and written date to front endpaper; foxing to upper edge of page block. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed to edges, creased to spine ends, chipped to corners and sunned to spine, now in removable sleeve. When Rosalind's father tells her that she must marry on her 14th birthday, she is horrified and decides to run away with her cousin. A story told against a background of Elizabethan daily life. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Cellar Lad, TOMLINSON, Theresa
18 TOMLINSON, Theresa The Cellar Lad
London Julia McRae 1995 1856815811 / 9781856815819 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 148pp 
Brown boards in pictorial dustwrapper. Unclipped dustwrapper has minor edgewear and small tear to upper corner. A fictional, historical tale from 19th Century Sheffield. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Cormorant Venture, TREASE, Geoffrey
19 TREASE, Geoffrey The Cormorant Venture
Macmillan Children's Books 1984 0333360737 / 9780333360736 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
Glazed pictorial boards; 188pp. Boards sunned to spine and outer edges; light bumping to spine ends and scuffing to cover; light tanning to pages; light foxing to page block edges. The third book in the Mandeville series. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Legions of the Eagle, TREECE, Henry
20 TREECE, Henry Legions of the Eagle
London The Bodley Head 1972 0370009207 / 9780370009209 Hard Cover Very Good Good PRICE, Christine 
New edition. Green cloth boards in white pictorial dustwrapper; 172pp; b/w ills. Light tanning to endpapers. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed, chipped and creased to edges with couple of larger tears to upepr edge. The story of Gwydion, son of a Belgic chieftain. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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