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1588 and All This...

By: CROSS, Peter

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Pavilion Books Limited: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010619

ISBN: 1851452796

Condition: Very Good


Glazed pictorial boards; 30pp; colour ills. light bumping to foot of spine; toning to pages; previous owner gift inscription to front endpaper. A humorous look at what might have happened in Elizabethan England under threat of invasion by the Spanish Armada. View more info

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Joan of Arc

By: DE MONVEL, Maurice Boutet

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 1981

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 002119

ISBN: 0340257342

Condition: Good


Landscape format navy cloth with gilt tooled decs in pictorial dustwrapper. Intro by Gerald Gottlieb. Pages are toned and undulate slightly. Dustwrapper is browned to reverse with two edge tears and smaller tear to head of spine. Medieval style colour illustrations accompany this story of the young maid of Orleans who became France's national heroine. View more info

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The Story of Marco Polo

By: DU GARDE PEACH, L.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Loughborough, Wills & Hepworth: 1962

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 006145

ISBN: 0721401716

Condition: Near Very Good


Small format matt pictorial boards. Light rubbing and bumping to spine ends, edges and corners; very light marking to cover; previous owner details to reverse of front endpaper . Series 561: Adventures from History. Original price of 15p to rear cover, tally number 250. View more info

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The Story of Charles II - Ladybird Series 561

By: DU GARDE PEACH, L.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Loughborough, Wills & Hepworth: 1960

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010146

Condition: Very Good


Small format matt pictorial boards; colour ills. Tanning to spine and outer edges; light rubbing to spine edges. Ladybird Series 561: Adventure from History, 9th title of 21 titles listed to rear with tally number 160 and original price of 2/6 net to front pastedown. View more info

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William the Conqueror - Ladybird Series 561 - An Adventure from History

By: DU GARDE PEACH, L.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Loughborough, Wills & Hepworth: 1956

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010246

Condition: Very Good


Small format matt pictorial boards; colour ills. Tanning to spine and outer edges with rubbing to spine ends. Ladybird Series 561: Adventure from History, 2nd title of 21 titles listed to rear with tally number 160 and original price of 2/6 net to front pastedown. View more info

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The Story of Henry V (An Adventure from History Ladybird Book)

By: DU GARDE PEACH, L.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Loughborough, Wills & Hepworth Ltd: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012235

Condition: Very Good


Small format buff matt boards with blue lettering and decs in pictorial dustwrapper; 52pp; colour ills. Light bumping to spine ends. Unclipped dustwrapper (2/6 net) is rubbed to folds and edges, chipped to corners with sunning to spine and marking to rear cover; ticks to titles on rear flap, of which this is the last title of 14. Ladybird Series 561. [519: L2] View more info

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The Story of Charles II (An Adventure from History Ladybird Book)

By: DU GARDE PEACH, L.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Loughborough, Wills & Hepworth Ltd: 1960

Seller ID: 012361

Condition: Near Very Good


Small format buff matt boards with blue lettering and decs in pictorial dustwrapper; 52pp; colour ills; blue open-winged ladybird endpapers. Bumping to spine ends and corners; light spotting to prelims and occasional light mark to pages. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed to folds and edges and chipped to corners with pen shading to one of the title letters. Ladybird Series 561. [519: L2] View more info

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A Picture History of Britain

By: HUTTON, Clarke

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 004085

ISBN: 0199115710

Condition: Fine


Matt pictorial boards in matching dustwrapper; colour ills. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed and curled to edges with sunning to spine. Originally published in 1945, this is a facsimile edition published as part of the 2007 Oxford Children's Books Centenary. View more info

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A Picture History of Britain

By: HUTTON, Clarke

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1959

Seller ID: 012162

Condition: Good


Fourth edition. Matt pictorial boards with yellow cloth spine, lacking dustwrapper; 62pp; colour ills. Boards rubbed to edges and worn to corners; foxing to cloth spine and upper edge of page block; pages a little musty. [619: K3] View more info

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Quand Les Grands Hommes Etaient Petits

By: JEOFFRIN

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Paris, Ancienne Maison Quantin: 1904

Seller ID: 010695

Condition: Fair


Large format pictorial boards, no dustwrapper; b/w and colour ills. French text. Boards significantly worn to corners and rubbed to edges; black cloth spine starting to split and fray with small losses to ends; ink marking to rear cover; repaired front hinge; tanning to pages. A look at the childhoods of 20 famous people from history, including Moliere, Mozart and Napoleon. View more info

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Heroic Deeds of Great Men

By: JONES, C. Sheridan & MILES, Alfred

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons:

Seller ID: 011960

Condition: Good


The Golden Treasury Library. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial onlay to front, no dustwrapper; 254pp plus ads; six colour plates plus b/w ills. Slight splay to boards; couple of marks to front including what looks like a paint drip to the title; foxing to page block edges; previous owner gift inscription dated 1929 to front endpaper and attractive book plate to half title page; occasional light foxing to pages and small nick to lower edge of one leaf. [419: W3]. View more info

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The Story of Captain Cook

By: LANG, John

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, T.C. & E.C. Jack Ltd:

Seller ID: 004210

Condition: Good


The Children's Heroes Series. Undated. Small format grey cloth boards with pictorial pasted onlay; 119pp; eight colour plates; untrimmed edges. Light rubbing and bumping to corners and spine ends; browning to endpapers; previous owner address label to front endpaper; occasional spotting to pages. View more info

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The Rolls and Royce Story

By: MORGAN, Bryan

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012562

ISBN: 0001921460

Condition: Very Good


Navy cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; b/w and colour ills. Slight lean to spine with light rubbing to ends; surface scratch to front board; toning to pages. Price clipped dustwrapper is lightly tanned with rubbing to spine ends. An illustrated insight into some of the critical moments in the history of both the aeroplane and the motor-car. [519: L3] View more info

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These Were Europeans

By: OOSTERHUIS, Ton

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Hulton Educational Publishers: 1970

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 003138

ISBN: 0717505243

Condition: Very Good


Green boards with black lettering in matt pictorial dustwrapper; 192pp; two tone ills; translated by Adrienne Dixon. Bumping to lower corners; tanning to pages. Dustwrapper is tanned and lightly rubbed with 2cm tear to upper edge of rear panel. 20 stories of famous Europeans from Socrates to Masaryk. View more info

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The Roll Call of Honour - A New Book of Golden Deeds

By: QUILLER-COUCH, Arthur

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons:

Seller ID: 012159

Condition: Good


Undated. Green cloth with pictorial onlay, no dustwrapper; 348pp; nine colour plates. Cloth rubbed and lightly bumped to corners and spine ends; erased pencil markings faintly visible to front pastedown; light foxing to page block edges and endpapers and occasionally scattered to pages; one plate is missing the captioned tissue guard. Additional postage will be required for international delivery, please email for a quote.[619: H3] View more info

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Red Indians

By: SHIRLEY, Edward

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson:

Seller ID: 010119

Condition: Good


Pictorial boards; 64pp; colour ills. Rubbed edges and worn corners with cup ring stain to rear cover; hinges possibly repaired with front a little fragile; small nick to fore-edge of frontis and p7/8; light foxing to pages. View more info