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Tarquin and the Canal Crooks, AMSTUTZ, Pat & Andre
1 AMSTUTZ, Pat & Andre Tarquin and the Canal Crooks
Viking Kestrel 1988 0670817643 / 9780670817641 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Glazed pictorial boards; colour ills. Toning to pages. Tarquin is thrilled to win the Grand Dog Show but finds himself and his prize kidnapped by the dreaded animal stealer. 
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Canoe Boy, BATEMAN, Robert
2 BATEMAN, Robert Canoe Boy
London Constable Young Books Ltd 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Near Very Good WHEELER, Colin 
Out and About Books. Green cloth boards with black device to front in pictorial dustwrapper; 127pp; b/w ills. Small mark to front pastedown; horizontal production crease to margin edge of p31. Price clipped dustwrapper has light rubbing to edges, light marking to spine and couple of small nicks to upper edge of rear panel. When Tim rescues a six year old child from the weed infested canal, he sets off an exciting chain of events in Warstock. 
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The Saucy Jane Family, BLYTON, Enid
3 BLYTON, Enid The Saucy Jane Family
London Lutterworth Press 1962 Hard Cover Near Very Good Good GERVIS, Ruth 
Sixth impression. Blue cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 94pp; colour frontis plus b/w ills. Light sunning to lower edge of cloth; foxing to page block edges. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed, creased, nicked and chipped to edges with small patch of sticker residue to lower spine. Mike, Belinda, Ann and their parents spend their holidays in a houseboat. 
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The Canal House, BODEN, Hilda
4 BODEN, Hilda The Canal House
London Burke Publishing Co. Ltd. 1969 Hard Cover Very Good CLARK, Dorothy 
Wren Books No.58. Textured pictorial cloth, no dustwrapper; 124pp; b/w and sepia ills. Light bumping to spine ends; light tanning to rear panel. 
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The Joshers, or London to Birmingham with Albert and Victoria - A Story of the Canals, CARPENTER, Humphrey
5 CARPENTER, Humphrey The Joshers, or London to Birmingham with Albert and Victoria - A Story of the Canals
London George Allen & Unwin 1977 0048231428 / 9780048231420 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good WILSON, Robert J. 
Blue cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 120pp; b/w ills. Slight lean to spine. Unclipped dustwrapper has minor edgewear and toning to inner flaps. Tim runs away from home to join Joe on board the slowly moving, brightly painted narrow boats. 
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Boat Girl, COCKETT, Mary
6 COCKETT, Mary Boat Girl
London Chatto, Boyd & Oliver 1972 0701104767 / 9780701104764 First Edition Hard Cover Near Very Good Very Good FLOYD, Gareth 
Orange cloth boards with black vignette of girl to front in pictorial dustwrapper; 104pp; b/w ills. Slight splay to boards. Unclipped dustwrapper has very light rubbing to edges. Life on a narrow boat was the only life Gina had ever known until the morning of her accident. 
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Promise and the Monster, COLE, Babette
7 COLE, Babette Promise and the Monster
Collins 1988 0001840347 / 9780001840348 Hard Cover Fine 
New edition. Glazed pictorial boards; comic strip style colour ills. Promise the pony borrows a barge to rescue a stolen monster. 
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Dangerous Waters (A Skipper Book), COX, Jack
8 COX, Jack Dangerous Waters (A Skipper Book)
London Lutterworth Press 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good HODGSON, Robert 
Blue cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; map endpapers; 182pp; b/w ills. Light sunning to spine ends. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed and chipped to edges and corners; small patch of surface lifting to spine. An adventure story set in the Scilly Isles. 
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The Narrow Boats, DADDS, Jane & Keith
9 DADDS, Jane & Keith The Narrow Boats
Leeds E.J.Arnold & Son 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good KIDGER, David 
Scimitar Series. Brown cloth boards with white lettering in pictorial dustwrapper; 158pp; b/w ills. Boards lightly sunned to outer edges; light production crease to title page. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed to edges, tanned to spine and rear panel with light creasing and brown tape to edges of reverse side. The Althorpe and Kentley canal certainly wouldn't be closed down if Douglas and Digger have anything to do with it. 
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Snowy, DOHERTY, Berlie
10 DOHERTY, Berlie Snowy
Collins 1993 0001934619 / 9780001934610 Hard Cover Fine BOWEN, Keith 
Glazed pictorial boards; colour ills. Rachel lives on a narrowboat called Betelgeuse, pulled by Snowy the boat horse, and instead of taking a pet to class she takes her class on a trip. Card laid in detailing possible origins of story. 
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House By the Water, DONKIN, Nance
11 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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Operation Merry Monk, EDWARDS, John Emlyn
12 EDWARDS, John Emlyn Operation Merry Monk
London Methuen Children's Books 1987 0416006620 / 9780416006629 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good WRIGHT, Paul 
A Pied Piper Book. Glazed pictorial boards; 127pp; b/w ills. Tanning to pages. Investigative journalist Adam Wade is out to catch a master criminal and thinks his children are safely tucked away in their narrow boat. 
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A Great Emergency and A Very Ill-Tempered Family, EWING, Juliana Horatia
13 EWING, Juliana Horatia A Great Emergency and A Very Ill-Tempered Family
London Victor Gollancz Ltd 1967 Hard Cover Very Good Good 
Gollancz Revivals Series. Red cloth boards in matt pictorial dustwrapper; 174pp; edited with intro by Gillian Avery. Price-clipped dustwrapper is faded to spine with rubbing and small nicks to corners. Two stories of family life. 
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Towpath Tad, FOYLE, Kathleen
14 FOYLE, Kathleen Towpath Tad
Frederick Warne & Co Ltd 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Good GOLDEN, Grace 
Orange cloth boards with black lettering and vignette, lacking dustwrapper; 188pp; b/w ills. Light bumping to corners and light sunning to spine; removed bookplate from front endpaper has caused marking and surface lifting; number in pen to front endpaper and pastedown. The story of Thomas Donovan, a waif who frequented the towpath alongside the Lagan River in Belfast. 
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Captain Johnnie, FRASER, Shelagh
15 FRASER, Shelagh Captain Johnnie
London The Children's Book Club 1965 Hard Cover Very Good Near Very Good CROWE, Derek 
Red cloth boards in matt pictorial dustwrapper; 158pp; b/w ills. Foxing to page block edges. Dustwrapper is lightly rubbed to edges with a couple of small edge tears and light marking. Johnnie builds H.M.S Adventure in his backyard and sets sail for a series of breathtaking events. 
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George's Boats, GRAINGER, A.J.
16 GRAINGER, A.J. George's Boats
London Hutchinson Junior Books 1971 0091063906 / 9780091063900 First Edition Hard Cover Near Very Good Good HUMPHREYS, Graham 
Red cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 120pp; b/w ills. Light bumping to spine ends; light surface abrasion marks to front endpaper; light foxing to top edge of page block. Dustwrapper rubbed to edges with number written in pen to top right corner. George and Jeremy set out to find out the identity of a poacher. 
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Little Toot on the Grand Canal, GRAMATKY, Hardie
17 GRAMATKY, Hardie Little Toot on the Grand Canal
Surrey World's Work 1969 0437440052 / 9780437440051 First UK Edition Hard Cover Near Very Good Good 
Pictorial boards in matching dustwrapper; 88pp; b/w and colour ills. Slight splay to boards with light rubbing and bumping to corners. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed to edges with two 3cm tears. Little Toot goes with his father to Venice and helps defeat the wicked pirates. 
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Wintercut, GROVE, Elizabeth
18 GROVE, Elizabeth Wintercut
London Jonathan Cape 1957 Hard Cover Very Good STOBBS, William 
New Adventure Library 4. Glazed pictorial boards; 192pp; map endpapers; b/w ills. Light bumping to corners; laminate starting to discolour to spine; toning to pages. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Benny's Visit, JENNINGS, Linda M.
19 JENNINGS, Linda M. Benny's Visit
Hodder & Stoughton 1988 0340406208 / 9780340406205 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine TURSKA, Krystyna 
Landscape glazed pictorial boards; colour ills. Small patch of colour lifting to front endpaper. Benny the dog lives with an old tramp on a barge but longs to play with the children he meets. 
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The Painted Boats, JONES, Carol
20 JONES, Carol The Painted Boats
London Hamish Hamilton 1979 0241102944 / 9780241102947 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
Navy cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 153pp. Unclipped dustwrapper has light edge wear and light sunning to spine. Depicts life on the narrow boats as the eighth child of a large family. 
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