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Tarquin and the Canal Crooks

By: AMSTUTZ, Pat & Andre

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Viking Kestrel: 1988

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010515

ISBN: 0670817643

Condition: 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. View more info

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Tim and Ginger

By: ARDIZZONE, Edward

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010723

Condition: Good


Pictorial boards in matching dustwrapper; b/w and colour ills by the author. Light rubbing to edges with bumping to corners and spine ends; large triangle clipped to lower corner of front endpaper with light thumbing and smudge mark; light thumbing to pages with marking to a number of lower page margins. Unclipped dustwrapper (15s net) is rubbed to edges and corners. Tim sets off in a small boat to rescue his friend when he gets lost at sea. View more info

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Canoe Boy

By: BATEMAN, Robert

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Constable Young Books Ltd: 1967

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010580

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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The Saucy Jane Family

By: BLYTON, Enid

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Lutterworth Press: 1962

Seller ID: 010576

Condition: Near Very Good


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. View more info

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The Canal House

By: BODEN, Hilda

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Burke Publishing Co. Ltd.: 1969

Seller ID: 010531

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Boat Girl

By: COCKETT, Mary

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Chatto, Boyd & Oliver: 1972

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010610

ISBN: 0701104767

Condition: Near Very Good


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. View more info

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Promise and the Monster

By: COLE, Babette

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Collins: 1988

Seller ID: 010517

ISBN: 0001840347

Condition: Fine


New edition. Glazed pictorial boards; comic strip style colour ills. Promise the pony borrows a barge to rescue a stolen monster. 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 Narrow Boats

By: DADDS, Jane & Keith

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Leeds, E.J.Arnold & Son: 1965

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012060

Condition: Very Good


Scimitar Series. Brown cloth boards with white lettering in pictorial dustwrapper; 158pp; b/w ills. Boards lightly sunned to outer edges. Price clipped dustwrapper is rubbed to edges and tanned to spine. The Althorpe and Kentley canal certainly wouldn't be closed down if Douglas and Digger have anything to do with it. [2217: R3] View more info

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La Belle Nivernaise - The Story of an Old Boat and Her Crew

By: DAUDET, Alphonse

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, T.Fisher Unwin: 1892

Seller ID: 010725

Condition: Good


The Children's Library. Small format patterned cloth boards with patterned page block edges; 232pp; b/w ills; translated by Robert Routledge. Lean to spine with tanning and rubbing to spine. Size: 105mm x 165mm View more info

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Snowy

By: DOHERTY, Berlie

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Collins: 1993

Seller ID: 010516

ISBN: 0001934619

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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House By the Water

By: DONKIN, Nance

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Puffin Books: 1973

Seller ID: 009347

ISBN: 0140306390

Condition: Very Good


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. 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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A Great Emergency and A Very Ill-Tempered Family

By: EWING, Juliana Horatia

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd: 1967

Seller ID: 010587

Condition: Very 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. 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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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

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Derelict Gold: A Story of the Modern Royal Navy

By: HOPE, W.E.Stanton

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd:

Seller ID: 004103

Condition: Good Plus


Pictorial orange cloth, no dustwrapper; viii, 314pp plus publisher's catalogue; b/w ills. Light rubbing and bumping to spine ends and corners; prize certificate dated 1929 to front pastedown; foxing to endpapers and page block edges; small chip to rear hinge. View more info

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Rat Trap Island

By: HUBBARD, P.M.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012341

Condition: Near Very Good


Blue cloth boards in matt pictorial dustwrapper by J.S.Goodall; 145pp. Light bumping to corners; previous owner name to front pastedown. Price clipped dustwrapper is rubbed and nicked to edges with light marking to rear panel and small puncture mark to front panel. The three Liddell children discover Rat Trap Island whilst exploring the river. [519:Z3] View more info

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Benny's Visit

By: JENNINGS, Linda M.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010522

ISBN: 0340406208

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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The Painted Boats

By: JONES, Carol

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1979

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010548

ISBN: 0241102944

Condition: Fine


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. View more info