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Star of the Air

By: CARTER, Dorothy

Price: £6.50

Publisher: The Children's Press:

Seller ID: 006735

Condition: Good


Turquoise cloth boards with silver decs in pictorial dustwrapper; 251pp; b/w frontis. Boards bumped to corners; no front endpaper possibly as published; previous owner gift inscription to reverse of title page; browning to pages. Price clipped dustwrapper has losses to spine ends and a number of chips and tears with tape residue to reverse side; sunning to spine. 'After her triumph in the King's Cup Air Race ...it was not surprising that a Hollywood contract should follo... View more info

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The Hounds of Caprozzi

By: CASTLE, Douglas

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Blackie & Son Limited:

Seller ID: 008174

Condition: Good


Undated, war economy standard. Blue cloth boards with black lettering in pictorial dustwrapper; 256pp; four b/w plates. Lean and reading crease to spine; number in green pen to front pastedown. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed and creased with several large chips and small tears; the rear panel is grubby with a small red ink splot. The story of two French boys in a labour camp under the Germans . View more info

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Cat With No Fiddle

By: CHAPPELL, Mollie

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Collins: 1955

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011853

Condition: Good


Seagull Library. Blue cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 188pp; colour frontis plus b/w ills. Boards bumped to corners and sunned to spine ends; tanned strips to endpapers. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed and chipped to corners with small losses to spine ends The Taylor children help solve a mystery. [518: R3] View more info

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Kit and the Mystery Man

By: CHAPPELL, Mollie

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Collins: 1958

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011854

Condition: Good


Seagull Library. Blue cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 190pp; colour frontis. Boards bumped to corners and sunned to outer edges; browning to pages. Price clipped dustwrapper is rubbed and creased to edges, chipped to corners with chips and small losses to spine ends; scratching to front panel. [518: R3] View more info

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The Cave

By: CHURCH, Richard

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, J.M.Dent & Sons Ltd: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003499

Condition: Good


Brown cloth boards in matt pictorial dustwrapper; 181pp; b/w ills. Slight skew to spine. Price-clipped dustwrapper is browned with rubbed edges and chips to corners and spine head, now in removable sleeve. Five boys plan an expedition to limestone caves resulting in a thrilling tale of tension and suspense. View more info

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Half Moon Investigations

By: COLFER, Eoin

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Puffin Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002981

ISBN: 0141382708

Condition: Good


Black boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 311pp. Boards bumped to corners; pages tanned. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed to edges; small sticky patch to rear panel. Fletcher Moon, half-pint schoolboy and private detective finds himself in trouble. View more info

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Adventure in the West

By: COLVER, Alice Ross

Price: £6.50

Publisher: The Children's Press: 1955

Seller ID: 011810

Condition: Good


Challenge Series. Pictorial boards; 156pp. Boards rubbed to edges with repaired surface tear to upper spine and light creasing to boards; previous owner details to front pastedown; browning to pages. 'A modern ranch story for girls'. [518:R3]. View more info

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Island Inheritance

By: COURTNEY, Christine

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Pickering & Inglis: 1961

Seller ID: 009839

Condition: Good


Sunshine Series. Blue cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 96pp; colour frontis. Foxing to page block edges; prize plate to front endpaper; tanning to endpapers and pages. Price clipped dustwrapper is rubbed, creased and nicked to edges. View more info

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The Sacred Stone: A Magical Mystery Book

By: COWLEY, Stewart

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Wishing Well Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004885

ISBN: 0887058590

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial boards with cut-away and transparent windows. An exciting adventure set in a magical, three-dimensional world. View more info

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Dangerous Waters (A Skipper Book)

By: COX, Jack

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Lutterworth Press: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007820

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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The Black Biplane

By: CREASEY, John

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co Ltd:

Seller ID: 003693

Condition: Good


Undated edition. Pictorial boards; 90pp; b/w frontis. Boards lightly rubbed to edges and spine ends with a couple of small chips to edges; rear panel a little grubby; lower corner tips bumped and cracked; light foxing to half-title page and page block edges. View more info

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Noreen and the Henry Affair

By: DAWSON, Helen

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, J.M.Dent & Sons Ltd: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009326

Condition: Good


Orange cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 160pp; b/w ills. Slight bow to boards; light foxing to page block edges. Unclipped dustwrapper is lightly rubbed to spine ends and corners with a touch of foxing to the inner flaps. The fifth Noreen detective story in which she takes on the job of nursemaid to an Alsation dog. View more info

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Okara the Hunter

By: DENVER, Frank

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011293

Condition: Good


Panther Library. Red cloth boards with black decs and lettering in pictorial dustwrapper; 119pp; b/w ills. Slight bow to boards; light foxing to page block edges; previous owner details to front pastedown; offset tanning to endpapers. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed to edges with a couple of small nicks; creased tear to edge of rear flap. Okara is washed up on the shores of Africa in a violent storm and finds more adventures than he had hoped for. View more info

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The Hardy Boys in The Mark on the Door

By: DIXON, Franklin W.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: William Collins Sons & Co Ltd: 1977

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 010679

ISBN: 0006912974

Condition: Very Good


Armada paperback. Pictorial card covers; 160pp; b/w ills. Light sunning to spine; tanning to pages. Hardy Boys Adventure 27. View more info

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The Yellow Raiders

By: DOWNIE, J.M.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: The Children's Press:

Seller ID: 003689

Condition: Good


Blue cloth boards with silver decs to front in pictorial dustwrapper; 224pp. Boards lightly bumped to spine ends; previous owner details to front endpaper; significant foxing and tanning to pages. Price-clipped dustwrapper is a little grubby, rubbed and creased to edges with several small chips and tears; creasing to inner flaps. A thrilling adventure of pearl-fishers, pirates and savages. View more info

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Mr Bubbus and the Railway Smugglers

By: DRAKE, Joan

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Leicester, Hodder & Stoughton: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011341

ISBN: 0340196149

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth, in pictorial dustwrapper; 88pp; b/w ills. Unclipped dustwrapper is lightly rubbed to corners. Another mystery story featuring Mr Bubbus and the Deggas children. View more info

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Operation Merry Monk

By: EDWARDS, John Emlyn

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Methuen Children's Books: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010533

ISBN: 0416006620

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Captain Johnnie

By: FRASER, Shelagh

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, The Children's Book Club: 1965

Seller ID: 009428

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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The Blood Stone

By: GAVIN, Jamila

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Egmont: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003014

ISBN: 1405209275

Condition: Near Fine


Red boards with gilt lettering in pictorial dustwrapper; 401pp. Pages starting to tone; faint smudge to upper page block edge. Unclipped dustwrapper has a touch of rubbing, now in removable sleeve. 'One diamond - a world of spies, death and deception.' View more info

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George's Boats

By: GRAINGER, A.J.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson Junior Books: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005727

ISBN: 0091063906

Condition: Near Very Good


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. View more info