Rudyard Kipling Songs for Youth collected verse including Gunga Din and The Law of the Jungle. 8 illustrated plates tipped-in of paintings in colour by Leo Bates, Hodder & Stoughton. No date (believed to be 1924 1st Edition), Dedication to Owner in April 1927. No dust cover, clean book with minor stain on back red clothboard hard cover. Black titles and there is a small swastika underneath the author’s name on front cover and spine. Endpapers browned, very good condition £16
Anthony Buckridge Our Friend Jennings Collins 1955 1st Edition, illustrated, no dustjacket, red hardcover faded and stained, front and back end pages browned with age, page edges aged, several pages have pencilled marks, one of front end pages is coming loose
Susan Coolidge What Katy Did Next Foulsham illustrated by Paul Dessau. Undated, no dustjacket, red cloth hardback in good condition, small stain on front cover, spine faded with age, page edges foxed and they and internal pages yellowed with age £5
LM Montgomery Anne of Green Gables Harrap Reprint March 1935. No Dustjacket, green clothboard Hardback stained and torn at spine on front top, edges of pages and internally browned with age £4
Janet Smalley This is the Book Basil Blackwell. Undated and with no edition stated, but appears to the the First edition of 1929 No Dustjacket, cream cloth hardcover with black and red picture and writing on front cover, stained cover, front and end pieces brown with age, library stamp and date 1948 on fronticepiece, Pg 1 torn, Pg 7 a small bit torn and missing, other pages a bit torn £10
Paul Gallico Thomasina Michael Joseph 1st Edition 1957. Dustjacket and hardcover in fine condition except for ageing of page edges, and marks on back cover £40
Paul Gallico – Jennie Michael Joseph 1st Edition 1950, No Dustjacket, red cloth hardcover good condition except small nick on bottom front edge, and slightly rubbed edges; dedication and date 1951 on frontpiece, slightly aged page edges £60
Lydia de Spon The Mischievous Puppy S W Partridge & Co 1910-ish, illustrations by KMR (line drawings), Sticker with dedication dated July 1910 on fronticepiece. Fair condition, royal blue hardback cover, gold writing and picture of Edwardian street scene on front, very appealing, no d.j.
Johanna Spyri Heidi retold for younger readers by Lavinia Derwent, illustrated by Jean Howe. Collins 1st printed in this ed.1959
Dust cover clean but torn at edges and a tiny bit near spine missing, price clipped. Red clothboard cover perfect condition except for corners slightly buffed; dedication to owner on inside front page. Yellowed with age, otherwise good clean copy
The comics are cheaper than a modern magazine but still have the cachet of collectors’ items and the annuals, costing only slightly more, will enhance your collection. If it is necessary for you to tighten your belt because of the recession (which we are still told isn’t happening), these vintage comics will make good cheap presents which will always please.
Please add £1.87 for post and packing for UK, or contact me if you are outside UK or if buying more than one item.
PS why not buy the whole collection? – the more you buy, the bigger the discount I will give you, so please contact me to negotiate a price.
Battle and Valiant Comics, 8th January 1977
19th March 1977
2nd April 1977
9th April 1977
16th April 1977 £2.50 each
25th February 1978
18th March 1978 £2.50 each
Economics (6th Ed.): EK HUNT and Howard J Sherman
Paperback, good condition
First Principles of Economics: RG Lipsey and Colin Harbury 1988
Good Condition Paperback
Using Political Ideas 4th Edition – Barbara Goodwin Paperback
Very good condition
GCSE SPANISH Terry Murray Letts Study Guide – Book and cassette Pack
Near mint condition. ISBN 1-85758-334-5 £5
Mint Condition. Softback. ISBN 0-7645-2590-5 £4.50
Mint Condition except very slight creasing on front cover. Softback.
ISBN 0-7645-0708-7 £3.50
ISBN ISBN-41-84174-207-4 £5.00
Hardback. Excellent near mint condition except frontispiece coming away from binding and slightly creased, and slight grubby marks on inside cover and contents page.
ISBN 1-85010-538-3 £6.00
Electrical Year Book 1934 – Annual Handbook First Edition: 1934
Published by Emmott & Company Ltd, Manchester
Cloth Binding Hardback, No Dustjacket
Book Condition: Very good – foxed but very clean – looks unused
Height: 6.25″ , Weight, 260g.
British handbook to the Electrical Trade. A compendium of useful information, formulas, tables, etc., 364pp, illustrated, advertisements. Good clean copy, tight, sound binding.
New Homes from Old Buildings : How to Find, Buy and Convert Old Buildings, with 21 Conversions
First Edition – 1954
Authors: H.Dalton Clifford & R.E.Enthoven,
119 pages, illustrated
Good hardback in good condition. 119 pages. Illustrated in b/w.
Was this the book that launched a thousand makeover shows? Postwar shortages necessitated the use of existing buildings and materials and this book sought to”provide a complete guide to the conversion of existing buildings into up-to-date living accommodation” and secondly “to chart for anyone thinking of purchasing, restoring, or modernising an old building the difficulties that lie ahead”.
Practical Home Woodworking
First Edition – 1951
Publisher: Odhams Press
Numerous photos & line illlustrations showing construction of furniture of the period.
Hardback, no Dustcover. Aged, but very good condition. Owner’s name on front cover.
The Home Workshop (revised edition 1957)
Hardback, lots of illustrations. Good condition
Practical Electrical Engineering Edited by Edward Molloy by Edward Molloy Pubd. By George Newnes. Undated, but ca. 1931 Vols. 1,2,4 and 5 (NB Vol 3 missing)
Intended for Electrical Lighting and Power Engineers, Electricians and Wiremen, Wireless Dealers, students, apprentices and Improvers in all Branches of the Electrical and Wireless Industries.
4 Volumes : Vols. l-5: Black hardback covers in perfect condition, protected by plain red dust jackets except Vol.2. DJ’s faded and torn on spine. Internally, pages slightly yellowed with age, otherwise excellent near mint condition, (except volume 1 has a few page corners turned down). Numerous illustrations throughout. Volume 2 has a coloured fold-out sectional model of a Metropolitan-Vickers Electric Motor Coach. £50
Thick journal, good condition
Model Engineer 31 May 1985 Vol 154 – Magazine
Very Good Condition
Trains and RailwaysVol. 1, No 11 – 1974 – Magazine
Very Good Condition
A History of the Steam Engine: Robert H Thurston 1887 A History of the Growth of the Steam Engine. Vol XX1V of International Scientific Series Fourth Edition Kegan Paul, Trench & Co London. No DustJacket, red board, gold lettering on spine and black design and writing on covers, which are clean, but the spine is coming away from the binding so the edges are torn and the ends bumped. Pages yellowed with age. Very rare. Many fine line illustrations. £75.00
150 Years of British Railways 2nd Impression 1981 Pub,:WH Smith
Hardback with dustjacket. Fine condition
Railways of the World – Brian Hollingsworth – pub. By WHSmith 3rd Impression 1982
Hardback with dustjacket. Fine condition
Physics for ONC Engineers – Revised First Edition Reprinted 1971 – Walter Schofield
Large paperback, good condition
£100, or $160. This is a heavy set, so you will need to contact me about delivery or collection from North London