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MARY MOUSE GOES TO THE FAIR
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Fred White.
Stock no. 2138051
Published by Brockhampton Press Ltd.. 1st 1958. Very good condition.

Very small format. Pictorial card wraps with red linen spine. 48 pages (92 frames). Rear cover lists 6 Mary Mouse titles 'Goes to Sea' to 'How do You do'. Red and black illustrations throughout. A Mary Mouse Strip Book. Brown spotting coming through spine from staples which seem to have started rusting. Blue smudge along top edge of front cover. Light page browning.

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STRAWBERRY FAIR AND OTHER RHYMES AND BALLADS
Written by Carole Tate. Illustrated by Carole Tate.
Stock no. 2135939
Published by William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1973. Almost very good condition.

Collection of songs, rhymes and ballads capturing the atmosphere and life of the old fairs and markets up to Victorian Times. Superb colour pictures. Oblong format. Glazed pictorial boards. ISBN: 0001957627. Bumping to spine and corners. Foxing throughout and stain to bottom edges of margins to some pages.

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VINTAGE FUNFAIRS AMUSEMENT RIDES, CAROUSELS AND FAIRGROUND ART
Written by Brian Steptoe.
Stock no. 2134452
Published by Jumper Books. 1st 2002. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Large oblong format. Yesterday's amusements restored to their full glory today. Red boards, gilt title to spine. B/w pictorial endpapers. Colour photos. ISBN: 0952311224. Wrapper has some light edge-creasing.

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FAIRGROUND BILLY
Written by Dora Broome. Illustrated by Mary Shillabeer.
Stock no. 2131638
Published by Brockhampton Press. 1st 1965. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Yellow boards with red title to spine. B/w illustrations. Wrapper has light edge-wear with a few nicks at corners.

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PHILIP BRADLEY FAIRGROUND PHOTOGRAPHS & NOTES
Written by Kevin Scrivens; Stephen Smith.
Stock no. 1816701
Published by New Era Publications. 1st 1999. Fine condition.

January 1932-December 1938. Collection of captioned b/w photos together with selected notes from Philip Bradley's notebooks. . Large format. Pictorial card wraps. ISBN: 0953509729.

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THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY
Written by Erik Larson.
Stock no. 2127038
Published by Crown Publishers. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Murder, Magic, and Madness At the Fair That Changed America. ISBN: 0609608444. 16th printing. White marks to covers, which have bumps to edges. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased.

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PIXIE PIP AT THE FAIR
No author listed.
Stock no. 1317107
Published by Fleetway Publications Ltd.. 1962. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A Jack and Jill Book, no. 12. Buff pictorial boards. Full-page colour illustrations throughout. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Some foxing to page edges. Dustwrapper is foxed and just a little rubbed to spine and corners.

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THOMAS WALKER BUILDER OF STEAM ROUNDABOUTS
Written by Graham Downie; John Middlemiss.
Stock no. 2106724
Published by The Fairground Association Of Great Britain. 2008. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Thomas Walker did not set out in business to make fairground rides, but this is the first comprehensive history of Thomas Walker and his firm to have been written. B/w photos. 136 pages. ISBN: 9780951383551. Some fading to wrapper (mostly on spine), with foxing and repaired tears. Contents fine.

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PHILIP BRADLEY FAIRGROUND PHOTOGRAPHS & NOTES
Written by Kevin Scrivens; Stephen Smith.
Stock no. 1602766
Published by New Era Publications. 1st 1999. Fine condition.

January 1932-December 1938. Collection of captioned b/w photos together with selected notes from Philip Bradley's notebooks. . Large format. Pictorial card wraps. ISBN: 0953509729.

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GEORGE KILVINGTON FAIRGROUND PHOTOGRAPHS & NOTES
Written by Kevin Scrivens; Stephen Smith.
Stock no. 821342
Published by Fairground Society. 1st 2006. Fine condition.

1935-1947. B/w photos with descriptions. An outstanding record of a previously unacknowledged side of social history. Large format. Pictorial card wraps. ISBN: 0950110329.

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ENGLISH FAIRS
Written by Ian Starsmore.
Stock no. 689626
Published by Thames and Hudson. 1st 1975. Very good condition.

Examining the history of this unique national institution - the origins and evolution of the fair, what happens from time of arrival to its departure, a technical history of the rides and much more. Pictorial card wraps. B/w photos. 128 pages includes index. ISBN: 0500270708. A few light foxspots to first and last pages. Very light page browning else contents clean.

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