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HISTORICAL STORY

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STELLA AND THE FIRESHIPS
Written by Showell Styles.
Stock no. 1815764
Published by William Kimber. 1st 1985. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

A masterly tale of fast-moving action around naval exploits at the time of Nelson. Red boards with gilt title to spine. 190 pages. ISBN: 0718305817. Small mark to rear board. Page browning. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.

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THE BOY FROM STINK ALLEY
Written by Roger Pilkington. Illustrated by Douglas Bissett.
Stock no. 1814772
Published by MacMillan. 1st 1966. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A story about the Mayflower, an absorbing reconstruction seen through the eyes of a boy who took part in the great adventure. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. Top & tail of spine slightly shelf worn. 'Horncastle Library' written in ink to front endpaper. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn and torn with a few minor chips.

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HELD FAST FOR ENGLAND
Written by G.A. Henty. Illustrated by Gordon Browne.
Stock no. 1814692
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. 1st 1892. Good condition.

A Tale of the siege of Gibraltar (1779-83) Brown pictorial cloth. 7 b/w plates, 2 views and a map. All edges green. Spine worn with title fading and top & tail of cloth frayed. Edges rubbed, corners worn. Joints split. Internal hinges pulled but binding still tight. Grubby margin marks.

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BIGGLES RECOUNTS THE FALKLANDS WAR
Written by Bernard Asso; Joel Rideau. Illustrated by Daniel Chauvin; Marcel Uderzo.
Stock no. 2123155
Published by Cinebook Ltd. 1st 2007. Slightly better than very good condition.

Large format. Card wraps. Cartoon strip style book. Biggles Recounts Series. A collection of real history books in which aviation plays the greater role. ISBN: 9781905460229. Book affected by tobacco odour.

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ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S EVE
Written by G.A. Henty. Illustrated by Herbert J. Draper.
Stock no. 1406634
Published by Blackie & Son. Very good condition.

Dark green pictorial boards. 12 b/w plates plus map of France. 384pp plus Blackie's Book List. A Tale of the Huguenot Wars. Early reprint. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Foxing especially to endpapers and booklist pages. Ticks to illustration list. Plates all present and in very good condition.

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NICHOLAS CAREY
Written by Ronald Welch. Illustrated by William Stobbs.
Stock no. 1405652
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1963. Slightly better than good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

Red cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w chapter headers. A story set in 1853. Ex library with labels and marks to front endpapers. Spine is bumped and rubbed. A few marks to margins otherwise contents are clean. Dustwrapper is stuck to pastedowns. Wrapper is edge worn with loss to bottom of spine and top of rear flap. Labels to top and bottom of spine. Rear panel is grubby. Wrapper is mostly covered in clear plastic film.

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ESCAPE FROM FRANCE
Written by Ronald Welch. Illustrated by William Stobbs.
Stock no. 2122035
Published by Oxford University Press. 1963. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Continuing the story of the Careys, a family with a distinguished military record, whose members have fought in the Crusades, in the Civil War and with Marlborough, Wolfe and Wellington; the story of Richard Carey's adventures before he joined the army. Pale blue boards, burgundy title to spine. B/w text illustrations. 183 pages. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is lightly edge-creased.

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KNIGHT CRUSADER
Written by Ronald Welch. Illustrated by William Stobbs.
Stock no. 2122033
Published by Oxford University Press. 1966. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Carnegie Medal Winner for 1954. A vivid, exact and exciting picture of what it felt like to be a young knight in the Crusaders' Kingdom of Outremer, when Saladin was arming for its destruction. Pink cloth, silver title to spine. B/w illustrations. 272 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is price-cut and edge-creased with a few small nicks.

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FOR THE KING
Written by Ronald Welch. Illustrated by William Stobbs.
Stock no. 2121866
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1961. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

An exciting tale of the Civil War. Burgundy cloth, silver title to spine. 220 pages. B/w text illustrations. Light bumping and wear to top and tail of spine. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Pale foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is creased with some scuffing; closed tear to top of front panel.

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THE DASH FOR KHARTOUM
Written by G.A. Henty. Illustrated by Joseph Nash; John Schonberg.
Stock no. 1405184
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. 1st 1892. Slightly better than good condition.

A tale of the nile expedition. Brown illustrated boards showing an officer with sword in blue and white. Officer with sword to spine also. Titles to front and spine in gilt. Blue endpapers. 10 b/w plates including frontis piece. 382 pages, 32 pages of adverts. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Some marks to covers. Front joint and several hinges cracked. Name and date to half-title page. Some foxing especially to prelims. Small mark to bottom of text block affecting a few pages. Green colouring on text block edge a bit scuffed.

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ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S EVE
Written by G.A. Henty. Illustrated by Herbert J. Draper.
Stock no. 1405183
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. 1st 1894. Slightly better than good condition.

Dark red pictorial boards. 12 b/w plates plus map of France. 384 pages plus Blackie's Book List. A tale of the Huguenot wars. Spine bumped, worn and faded. Corners bumped and worn. Some light marks to covers. Front joint badly cracked and rear joint beginning to crack. Bumping to bottom of rear board. Several hinges are cracked leaving the binding a little loose. Name to top of front endpaper on both front and verso. Inscription in ink to half title page. Some foxing to page edges otherwise contents generally clean.

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WITH COCHRANE THE DAUNTLESS
Written by G.A. Henty. Illustrated by W.H. Margetson.
Stock no. 2120775
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. 1st 1897. Very good condition.

A Tale of The Exploits of Lord Cochrane In South American Waters. Pale blue pictorial cloth with gilt, black and blue decorations. 12 b/w plates. 384 pages + 32 page booklist. Bumping and wear tos pine and corners. A few grubby marks to covers. Spine is browned. Browning to endpapers. Some foxing. A few light margin marks.

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