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UNITED STATES NAVY AND MARINE CORPS FIGHTERS 1918-1962
Written by Paul R. Matt; Bruce Robertson; et al. Illustrated by W.F. Hepworth; et al..
Stock no. 1820034
Published by Harleyford Publications Limited; Aero Publishers. 1st UK 1962. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Large format. B/w photos. 248 pages. Light rubbing to board corners. Light browning to text block and page margins. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn and torn with some loss, grubby and marked to rear panel.

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THE SECOND HOLIDAY BOOK
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Sylvia Venus; Noel Hopking; Hilda McGavin; et al..
Stock no. 1819783
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1947. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Green cloth spine, green boards. Gilt titles and vignette. Colour plates and two-tone illustrations. Includes a story about The Golliwog Who Smoked! Boards slightly mottled. Small biro pricing to front endpaper. Text block browned. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn and torn with slight loss, repaired to verso with clear tape, price crossed out in and new price written in biro on front flap.

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ENID BLYTON'S MARIGOLD STORY BOOK
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Hilda Boswell; Dorothy Hall; et al..
Stock no. 1819780
Published by John Gifford Ltd.. 1st 1954. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Black spine with gilt title. Pretty pictorial boards. Colour plates and two-tone illustrations. Stories, poems, puzzles, strip pictures etc. Pink pictorial dustwrapper is stuck to the book with clear laminate which now has a yellowing appearance. Foxing to text block and minor foxing to contents. Dustwrapper is a little grubby and has slight loss under the clear laminate. Musty odour present.

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PLAYTIME STORIES
No author listed. Illustrated by Louis Wain; Harry B. Neilson; Levine Helmer; et al..
Stock no. 1319054
Published by John F. Shaw & Co Ltd.. Very good condition.

Pictorial boards. Front cover shows girl walking a large dog in the snow. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. First item is "Cheerful Conversation". 1 b/w Louis Wain illustration entitled "A bogus Father Christmas". Spine slightly bumped and grubby. Corners worn. Rear cover is slightly grubby. Endpapers have been professionally replaced. Contents are browned and foxed.

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THE FOURTH HOLIDAY BOOK
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Hilda Boswell; et al..
Stock no. 1319031
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1949. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Red cloth spine. Green boards. Gilt titles. Colour illustrations. First story is "Silly Sammy". Spine and corners bumped, slight rubbing to cover edges. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn, chipped and creased, loss to top of spine and 2" loss to base (further tears to spine).

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MY PETS AND THEIR WAYS
No author listed. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin; J.H. Hartley; G.F. Christie; Hubert Whatley; et al..
Stock no. 2133290
Published by Henry Frowde; Hodder & Stoughton. Circa 1917. Almost very good condition.

Cloth spine, pictorial front cover shows girl, two dogs, cat and duck, red titles. Colour and b/w illustrations. Short stories and verses. First story is Mischief. 1" tear hole to top of spine; a little fraying to cloth. Chipping and bumping along cover edges and corners. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Name in ink to belongs to box. Foxing and margin marks throughout. Front joint is partially cracked.

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CASSELL'S CHILDREN'S ANNUAL 1923
Written by Enid Blyton; Marjorie Seymour; Walter Copeland; Agnes M. Miall; et al. Illustrated by Hilda Cowham; Florence Mary Anderson; E. Dorothy Rees; Mabel Lucie Attwell; Harry Rountree; Anne Anderson; et al..
Stock no. 2133269
Published by Cassell & Company Limited. 1923. Almost very good condition.

Green cloth spine with dark titles and vignette. Front cover shows three children in a canoe. First story Tom's Pigs by Marjorie Seymour. Illustrated endpapers by Anne Anderson. Colour plates, colour and b/w illustrations. 200 pages. Spine and corners worn. Small tear in cloth at base of spine. Edges of boards exposed on rear cover where pictorial onlay has worn away. Endpapers browned. Minor worm damage to top corner of frontis. Clear tape repair to gutter of pages 154 and 155 where pages have pulled from stitching. Binding sound. Occasional foxspots but contents generally clean.

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FAITHFUL FRIENDS
No author listed. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham; Cecil Aldin; et al..
Stock no. 1819578
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Fair condition.

Green cloth spine, green patterned boards with colour pictorial onlay by Frank Adams, showing boy holding dog with horse. Colour & b/w illustrations. Boards rubbed. Joints split, rear joint just holding on by one cord. Name in pencil to front pastedown. Front section detached. Foxint to endpapers. Contents grubby. A good reading copy.

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HANDBOOK OF THE BIRDS OF EUROPE THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA (9 VOLUMES)
Written by Stanley Cramp. Illustrated by Paul Barruel; Robert Gillmor; Peter Hayman; Peter Scott; et al..
Stock no. 2133255
Published by Oxford University Press. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth. Packed with colour and b/w illustrations. Taking account of the great advances made in ornithological knowledge in recent years. A detailed and authoritative work. Large format. Books are first editions, except for the following: Vol 1 - Reprint 1986; Vol. 2 - Reprint 1987; Vol. 3 - Reprint 1990 and Vol. 4 = Reprint 1989. Some foxspots to outer page edges of volumes. Wrapper spines are all faded. Edge-chips and small tears to a couple of volumes (including Volume IV). Edge creasing to wrappers. Some marks to outer page edges of books; odd mark to cover - but overall still a very good set!!

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COLLINS CHILDREN'S ANNUAL
Written by Edward Boyd; Jane Shaw; Enid Blyton; et al. Illustrated by Hilda Boswell; Racey Helps; Jean Walmsley Heap; et al..
Stock no. 1318935
Published by Collins. Very good condition in a poor dustwrapper.

Red cloth spine. Pictorial front cover shows Santa hanging from a TV Aerial! First story "The strange happening at number 8" by Boyd. Includes "The Page That Blew Away" by Blyton. 5 colour plates plus b/w and two-tone illustrations. Spine bumped, corners worn. Removal of a plate to verso of front free-endpaper. Inscription in ink to verso of frontis. Remains of dustwrapper is tucked inside book.

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WOODLAND STORIES
Written by H. Mortimer Batten. Illustrated by Ernest A. Aris; et al..
Stock no. 1318888
Published by Collins Clear-Type Press. Good condition.

Green cloth, gilt titles. Tales of animals and birds. Colour plates, b/w text illustrations and photos. Unpaginated. Spine and corners bumped. Spine and cover edges faded and cloth a little grubby. Some foxing to contents.

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EXTINCT MONSTERS
Written by H.N. Hutchinson. Illustrated by J. Smit; et al..
Stock no. 2133150
Published by Chapman & Dodd Ltd.. 1st 1892. Almost very good condition.

A Popular Account of Some of the Larger Forms of Ancient Animal Life. Describing the lost creations of the old world, clothing their dry bones with flesh and suggesting backgrounds such as are indicated by the discoveries of geology. Dark green cloth, gilt title to spine and vignette to front cover. 24 b/w plates and 38 text illustrations. 254 pages includes index. All plates present. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. A few light marks to covers. Remains of small label on front pastedown. 3 lines of pencil text to half-title and a few pages with pencil annotations. Name in ink to top of title page. Prelims foxed and foxspots to contents mainly to page and plate margins.

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