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The Shelters of Stone

By: AUEL, Jean M.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009210

ISBN: 0340821957

Condition: Near Very Good


Red cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 769pp; map endpapers. Light foxing to page block edges; slight lean to spine. Unclipped dustwrapper is lightly rubbed to edges with light creasing to spine; light foxing to reverse side. The fifth novel in the Earth's Children series. View more info

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A Likely Lad

By: AVERY, Gillian

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Red Fox: 1992

Seller ID: 007938

ISBN: 0099950308

Condition: Good


Pictorial card covers; 210pp. Rubbing and creasing to cover; tanning and some foxing to pages. View more info

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Castors Away!

By: BURTON, Hester

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Puffin Books: 1978

Seller ID: 006634

ISBN: 0140310037

Condition: Good


Light rubbing and creasing to cover. View more info

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Kipper Skips

By: DARKE, Marjorie

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Blackie & Son Limited: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010230

ISBN: 0216907233

Condition: Very Good


Brown cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 93pp; b/w ills. Dustwrapper is lightly tanned with ghost sticker mark to rear and light rubbing to edges. Set in the 1880s, this is the sequel to 'Kipper's Turn'. 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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I, Coriander

By: GARDNER, Sally

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Orion Children's Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006472

ISBN: 1842552902

Condition: Very Good


Red boards with black decs to front in pictorial dustwrapper; 300pp; b/w ills. Fraying to ribbon marker; toning to pages. Unclipped dustwrapper is very lightly rubbed to edges with couple of small marks to spine. View more info

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Williver's Luck

By: HADFIELD, Alice Mary

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010611

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth boards in matt orange pictorial dustwrapper; 191pp; b/w ills. Light bumping to spine ends and corners. Unclipped dustwrapper is sunned to spine and outer edges with light edgewear. The first book in 'The Williver Chronicles', tracing the history of the Williver family within the setting of British and Commonwealth history from the 18th Century onwards. View more info

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Williver's Return

By: HADFIELD, Alice Mary

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010625

Condition: Near Very Good


Blue cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 174; b/w ills. Slight lean to spine; previous owner name and pencil markings to front endpaper. Price clipped dustwrapper is rubbed, nicked and chipped to edges. The third book in the Williver Chronicles. View more info

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St. Bartholomew's Eve - A Tale of the Huguenot Wars

By: HENTY, G.A.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, W.Foulsham & Co. Ltd.:

Seller ID: 012455

Condition: Good


The Foulsham Henty Library. Edited and abridged edition. Navy cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 223pp; colour frontis. Light bumping to lower corners; previous owner name to front endpaper; upper corner tip missing to p7/8 and p 175/6; occasional mark to pages. Price-clipped dustwrapper has large untidy repaired creased tear to lower half of rear panel plus rubbing, nicks and tears to edges and creasing to front panel. It was not for honour that young Philip Fletcher went to risk his life on the battlefields of 16th century France. [519: G3] View more info

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The Lothian Run

By: HUNTER, Mollie

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Puffin Books: 1974

Seller ID: 009435

ISBN: 0140306404

Condition: Good


Pictorial card covers by Shirley Hughes; 224pp; b/w ills. Rubbing and creasing to cover; light tanning to pages. It is 1736 and Sandy Maxwell is bored with an apprentice's life in a lawyer's office until he joins the hunt for notorious smugglers on the Lothian Run. View more info

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Melanie in England

By: KING, Kay

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Abelard-Schuman: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001006

ISBN: 0200723006

Condition: Good


A Grasshopper book. Green boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 121pp; b/w ills. Boards rubbed to spine ends and edges with small split to spine head and heavily bumped corner; toning to pages; small red mark to front endpaper. Dustwrapper is unclipped with rubbed edges and corners, 2cm tear to head of spine, couple of small red ink marks, now in removable sleeve. Melanie is forced to move to England with a new governess who seems to delight in punishing her, including cancelling a birthday visit to the Crystal Palace - but Melanie has other ideas. View more info

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The Children of the Cave: A Tale of Israel and of Rome

By: LIVNE (LIEBERMAN), Zvi

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009641

ISBN: 0192712977

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 168pp; b/w ills. Very slight lean to spine with cloth lightly rubbed to corners. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed to spine ends and corners. A story which epitomizes the spirit of Israel. View more info

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Tamburlaine's Elephants

By: MCCAUGHREAN, Geraldine

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Usborne Publishing Ltd: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002502

ISBN: 0746078773

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 196pp plus appendix. Faint line of colour transference to final page. Unclipped dustwrapper has minor edgewear and very small nick to upper edge of rear panel. A tale of friendship, destiny and revenge set in the war-ravaged lands of fourteenth-century India. View more info

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The Carved Lions

By: MOLESWORTH, Mrs [Mary Louisa Stewart]

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, The Faith Press: 1960

Seller ID: 005196

Condition: Good Plus


Grey cloth boards in matt pictorial dustwrapper; 130pp; colour frontis; intro by Gillian Avery. Boards bumped to spine ends; very slight bow to boards; previous owner details to front endpaper. Dustwrapper is tanned to spine and outer edges with small chips to corners and spine ends. Mrs Molesworth gives a picture of a girl's life at a small boarding school in a provincial town in the early part of the 19th Century. View more info

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A Shipment for Susannah

By: NOLEN, Eleanor Weakley

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005540

Condition: Good


Pictorial fawn cloth in pictorial dustwrapper; 82pp; b/w ills. Bumping to foot of spine; slight lean to spine; foxing to page block edges and endpapers; partially removed book review plate to front endpaper with name blocked out in biro; occasional mark to pages. Unclipped dustwrapper is grubby with significant rubbing, creasing and chipping to edges and corners; small losses to spine ends; tape repairs to reverse side. A story of plantation life for Nellie Custis, General Washington's little granddaughter, and her little maid Susannah. View more info

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The Eaglet and the Angry Dove

By: OLIVER, Jane

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co Ltd: 1957

Seller ID: 005514

Condition: Fair


Green cloth boards with red lettering and decs lacking dustwrapper; 229pp; b/w charcoal drawings. Cloth is unevenly sunned to spine and outer edges; corners bumped and rubbed; previous owner details twice to front endpaper; light marking to a number of pages; light creasing to pre-lims. A story of the alliance between Picts and Scots. View more info

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The Queen's Favourite: A Story of the Restoration

By: POLLARD, Eliza F.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Blackie & Son Ltd: 1908

Seller ID: 002163

Condition: Good


Decorated red cloth, four black and white plates. Corners and spine ends bumped and a little worn; light fading to spine; upper corner of rear cover water marked; previous owner prize inscription to verso of front endpaper; cracked front hinge; scattered foxing; corner tip torn off pg 43. A historical novel of the 17th Century Restoration period by the author of 'The Doctor's Niece' and 'The Lady Isobel'. View more info

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The Doctor's Niece

By: POLLARD, Eliza F.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Blackie & Son Ltd:

Seller ID: 002172

Condition: Good


Undated edition; bookplate to front pastedown dated 1920. Red decorated cloth, six b/w plates, 287pp + adverts to rear. Light rubbing to spine ends; scattered foxing and browning to pages. View more info

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True Unto Death: A Story of Russian Life

By: POLLARD, Eliza F.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, S.W.Partridge & Co.:

Seller ID: 002183

Condition: Very Good


Undated new edition but prize certificate to front pastedown dated 1909. Peacock blue decorated boards with gilt lettering; vi, 320p, 32 pages of adverts; 8 b/w full page ills. Spine ends bruised, corner tips rubbed; pages browned esp to outer edges. A story of the Crimean War for young readers. View more info

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The Emigrants

By: SANDALL, Helen & HEATON, Elizabeth Henniker

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co Ltd: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004105

Condition: Very Good


Methuen Book for Girls. Navy cloth boards in matt pictorial dustwrapper; 175pp; b/w ills. Boards lightly bumped to corners and spine ends; previous owner name to front endpaper; tanning and occasional light mark to pages. Dustwrapper has been clipped to both corners of the front flap and is chipped to spine ends, browned to spine, tanned with light marking to rear cover. The story of a 19th century family en route to New Zealand. View more info