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In the Heart of the Rockies: A Story of Adventure in Colorado

By: HENTY, G.A.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: W.Foulsham & Co. Ltd.: 1977

Seller ID: 002955

ISBN: 0572009658

Condition: Near Very Good


The Foulsham Henty Library. Navy boards in glossy pictorial dustwrapper; 223pp. Boards bumped to lower corners and spine ends; navy colouring to boards a little mottled. Price clipped dustwrapper is lightly tanned with wrinkling to head of spine, now in removable sleeve. Slightly abridged version 'to meet the reading tastes of the Modern Boy'. View more info

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The Bobbsey Twins and the Big River Mystery

By: HOPE, Laura Lee

Price: £6.50

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003960

ISBN: 0448080567

Condition: Near Very Good


Pictorial boards; 176pp; green top edge; b/w ills. Bumping to spine ends; light tanning to pages; couple of marks to pages. Book 56 in the Bobbsey Twins Series. View more info

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Mr. Twink Takes Charge

By: HURT, Freda

Price: £90.00

Publisher: London, The Epworth Press: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004775

Condition: Near Very Good


Green cloth boards with black decs to front and lettering to spine in matt pictorial dustwrapper; 125pp; b/w ills. Very slight lean to spine; light bumping to corners and spine ends; couple of small marks to pages. Unclipped dustwrapper is sunned and creased to spine with chips to corners and small splits to spine ends; white panel lightly tanned; original price crossed through to front flap, now in removable sleeve. The feline detective assists Sergeant Boffer when a ci... View more info

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Bobette of Bayfern Manor

By: HYDE, Elizabeth

Price: £20.00

Publisher: W&R Chambers Ltd: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010916

Condition: Near Very Good


Satchel Books No.7. Red cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 191pp; b/w frontis. Browning to pages; offset tanning to endpapers. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed to edges with a couple of small nicks. The story of a girl whose fierce love of the sea gives her the courage to brave all its dangers. View more info

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The House with No Windows

By: JERMIESON, Allan

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Glasgow & London, Blackie: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000600

ISBN: 0216901685

Condition: Very Good


Black boards with gilt lettering to spine in pictorial dustwrapper by Trevor Stubley; 123pp. Boards lightly bumped to spine ends; light foxing to page block edges. Dustwrapper has rubbed edges and chipped corners with several small closed tears and creases, now in removable sleeve. When 13 year old Donna Karen comes to live at Witchstone Hollow she feels powerfully drawn to its secrets and mysteries. View more info

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Worrals in the Wilds - The First Post-War Worrals Story

By: JOHNS, Captain W.E.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton Limited: 1950

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011801

Condition: Near Very Good


Second impression. Red cloth boards with black lettering in pictorial dustwrapper; 192pp; colour frontis plus two-tone ills. Small surface scratch to front board; foxing to page block edges; small nick to lower edge of last leaf. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed, nicked and chipped to edges with light marking to rear panel and a line of colour lifting to spine. [518: E2]. View more info

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At School on the Ocean

By: JUDD, Alfred

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd:

Seller ID: 006533

Condition: Very Good


Undated. Green cloth boards in matt pictorial dustwrapper; 94pp; b/w frontis. Tanning to pages. Unclipped dustwrapper is lightly rubbed to edges with a couple of small nicks. Jim Arnold joined the Floating College to solve the mystery of his father's ship, which disappeared off the coast of New Guinea. View more info

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In the Shadow of the Tower (The Dana Girls Mystery Series)

By: KEENE, Carolyn

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low:

Seller ID: 002382

Condition: Near Very Good


Copyright 1934 but later reprint, probably 1950s. Green cloth boards with red decs to front in pictorial dustwrapper; 192pp; decorated endpapers; b/w frontis. Boards have small dent to top edge and bump to head of spine; endpapers foxed. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed to edges with couple of creased nicks and chips; lightly marked rear panel. Louise and Jean Dana embark on another challenge, by the producers of the Nancy Drew books. View more info

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The Secret of the Golden Pavilion (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories)

By: KEENE, Carolyn

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap:

Seller ID: 004316

ISBN: 044809536X

Condition: Good


Copyright 1959, reprint post 1971. Matt pictorial boards with yellow spine, no dustwrapper; picture of Nancy to back cover with magnifying glass; b/w multi-scene endpapers; b/w ills. Covers rubbed and bumped to edges and spine ends; slight lean to spine; small pen mark to spine; stain to upper edge of page block; small chip to upper edge of front endpaper; small hole to rear endpaper. Book 36 in the Nancy Drew Mystery Series in which Nancy and her friends travel to Hawai... View more info

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Me and My Million

By: KING, Clive

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Kestrel Books: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010546

ISBN: 0722651856

Condition: Very Good


Navy cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 133pp. Production crease to last page. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed to edges and corners with light sunning to spine. Ringo gets caught up in in art robbery that goes from bad to worse. From the author of 'Stig of the Dump'. View more info

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The Pirates in the Deep Green Sea

By: LINKLATER, Eric

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co Ltd: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011305

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth boards in matt pictorial dustwrapper; 398pp; map endpapers of the fictional Popinsay Island; b/w ills. Couple of very light marks to page block edges. Unclipped dustwrapper (10s.6d.net) is rubbed and lightly creased to edges with several small nicks and chips and a number of short ragged tears to head of spine. From the author of 'The Wind on the Moon'. View more info

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The Penderel Puzzle

By: MANTLE, Winifred

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006014

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial boards in matching dustwrapper by Stuart Diamond; 224pp; reinforced library binding edition (but not ex-lib). Dustwrapper is rubbed and chipped to edges, tanned to spine with ghost tape mark to lower spine and front panel. A 'lively and suspenseful comedy of errors' set in England, where the Penderel children set out to find out the truth about Hubball Grange. View more info

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Darling of Sandy Point

By: MARCHANT, Bessie

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge:

Seller ID: 010913

Condition: Fair


Undated. Pictorial cloth, no dustwrapper; 222pp plus catalogue; two colour plates with missing frontis. Slight lean to spine with rubbing and marking to cloth; two worn patches to cloth on lower edge; fading to spine with bumped ends; foxing to endpapers; occasional pulling to gutters. View more info

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Spectre Jungle

By: METHLEY, Violet M.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Blackie & Son Limited:

Seller ID: 006422

Condition: Good


Undated. Turquoise boards with thistle design in pictorial dustwrapper; 224pp. Prize plate to front pastedown; tanning to pages; no endpapers, possibly as published. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed and nicked to edges with small patches of surface lifting to cover. Rose Jermyn leaves school to go to Borneo and joins her cousins in an expedition to find a rare creature in the jungle. View more info

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The Mystery of the Whistling Caves (Proof Copy)

By: MOSS, Helen

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Orion Children's Books: 2011

Seller ID: 002722

ISBN: 978144403284

Condition: Near Fine


Uncorrected bound proof copy. Pictorial card covers; 168pp. Small indentation mark to fore-edge of rear cover. The first in a new mystery adventure series. View more info

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Operation Typhoon Shore

By: MOWLL, Joshua

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Walker Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002205

ISBN: 1844286460

Condition: Very Good


Black leatherette effect boards with fixed wraparound band and decs, elastic strap; 276p, xii; colour and b/w ills, plus four pull-out diagrams and maps. Bump to upper corner. Book Two of the Guild Trilogy, a sequel to 'Operation Red Jericho'. View more info

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The Harlands Go Hunting

By: NORRIS, Phyllis J.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd: 1956

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011141

Condition: Near Very Good


Apex Series. Blue cloth boards with navy lettering in pictorial dustwrapper; 223pp; b/w ills. Cloth sunned to outer edges and small strip to spine; offset tanning to endpapers. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed, vreased, nicked and chipped to edges with sunning and small strip missing to spine. The Harland girls go hunting for a stolen Airedale terrier. View more info

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The Golden Wolf

By: PATCHETT, Mary Elwyn

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Lutterworth Press: 1962

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 006639

Condition: Good


Green cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 174pp; colour frontis plus b/w ills. Cloth sunned to outer edges; two date stamps and light smudging to front endpaper. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed, nicked and chipped to edges and corners with slight loss to head of spine. From the Ajax series, in which Mary's dog goes missing and she suspects the circus may be responsible. View more info

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The House at Spaniard's Bay

By: REID, Meta Mayne

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, The Children's Book Club: 1967

Seller ID: 001913

Condition: Near Very Good


Brown boards in yellow pictorial dustwrapper. Bookplate to front pastedown; foxing to lower page block edges. Dustwrapper has light edge creasing, a couple of small tears and slightly grubby rear panel. View more info

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Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

By: RIDDELL, Chris

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007937

ISBN: 0230759807

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial boards with purple gilt page edges; silver gilt skull endpapers and additional mini booklet to rear pastedown; 220pp; b/w ills. Light bumping to one corner; one creased page corner. Ada Goth meets a ghostly mouse called Ishmael and together they set out to solve the mystery of the strange happenings at Ghastly-Gorm Hall. View more info