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Vintage Children’s Books

kipling_songs_for_youthRudyard 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
£10 (Billy’s)

what_katy_did_nextSusan 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

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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

JanThis is the Booket 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

jenny 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

mischievous_puppy_wLydia 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.

heidi _retold_w_smallJohanna 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

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VINTAGE COMICS 1971 – 1978


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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.

   comic_beano 500   Beano No 1550 1 April 1972 £2.50


comic_captain_marvel 500Captain Marvel No. 62 May 1979 £2.00

comic_dandy 500Dandy No 1568 11 December 1971 £2.50

Wonder Woman 500Wonder Woman Comic No 250, Dec.1978
American. Cover torn on spine and on front edges, inside has come loose from cover, owners name neatly written inside cover. Aged but clean £2.50

Shazam500Shazam Comic No. 4, July 1973, American, very good condition, tiny tear at base near spine, one corner creased, otherwise perfect £2.50

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battle_valiant_5 500 battle_valiant-2 500

Battle and Valiant Comics, 8th January 1977
19th March 1977
2nd April 1977
9th April 1977
16th April 1977 £2.50 each

battle_action_500  Battle Action Comics

25th February 1978
18th March 1978 £2.50 each

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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

personal finance for dummies Personal Finance for Dummies 4th Edition 2003 Eric Tyson  Wall Street Journal Bestseller. 

Mint Condition. Softback.  ISBN 0-7645-2590-5                                                                  £4.50


adobe photodeluxe4 dummiesAdobe Photo Deluxe 4 for Dummies 2000 Julie Adair King guide to photo retouching and cool digital effects.

  Mint Condition except very slight creasing on front cover. Softback.

ISBN 0-7645-0708-7                                                                                                              £3.50

rose_blackstones_statutes_contract_tort_restitution Blackstone’s Statutes on Contract, Tort & Restitution 2001-2002 12th Edition Francis Rose.  Softback.

Mint Condition

ISBN   ISBN-41-84174-207-4                                                                                         £5.00

ford sierra handbook Haynes Ford Sierra (sohc & cvh, petrol) inc. Sapphire – Owners Workshop Manual. 1982 to June 1989 Steve Rendle. 

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

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electrical year book 1934

electrical year book 1934

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.

Dalton Clifford & Enthoven: New Homes from Old Buildings

New Homes for Old Buildings

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
Authors: Various
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



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 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

Wankel Engine 080Wankel Engine: The Story of the Revolutionary Rotary Engine Nicholas Faith,   1st Edition 1976 Allen & Unwin. Hardback with dust jacket. Mint ConditionISBN 0046500014                                                                                                           £25.00

scientific-american-l966Scientific American September 1966

Thick journal, good condition

Model Engineer 31 May 1985 Vol 154 – Magazine

Very Good Condition

trains and railways

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 Yrs of Br Railways

 150 Years of  British Railways 2nd Impression 1981 Pub,:WH Smith

Hardback with dustjacket.  Fine condition

Railways of the World - Hollingsworth

Railways of the World

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















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Charles Dickens – Set of Ten Leatherbound Books Ca. 1850

Set of Dickens Books

Set of Dickens Books

Set of Ten Leatherbound Books by Charles Dickens

Published by Chapman & Hall Ca. 1850

Dickens - Bleak House

The books are in good Condition for their age, some of them with faded spines.Illustration Dickens Oliver Twist

£100, or $160.  This is a heavy set, so you will need to contact me about delivery or collection from North London

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The Tempest – by William Shakespeare – The Lamb Shakespeare for Young People Series

Shakespeare the tempestThe Tempest – William Shakespeare

Rare Book

The Lamb Shakespeare for Young People

Published by Alexander Moring Ltd., the de la More Press, London

The Tempest illustration

Illustrated by Helen Stratton

With a general introduction

by Professor Gollancz

The Tempest front cover inscription

The Tempest front cover inscription

Front cover inscription states

To Ethel Collins

From Sir Israel Gollancz

A Memento of “The Pageant of Youth”

May 28th 1921

Red Cloth Boards; good condition, slight damage on cover and general ageing

£10 Plus £2.99 Postage and Packing if in the UK – Pay by Paypal

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With Lawrence in Arabia – by Lowell Thomas

With Lawrence in Arabia - Lowell Thomas
With Lawrence in Arabia – Lowell Thomas

 With Lawrence of Arabia by Lowell Thomas

Published by Hutchinson  (132nd thousand) No other publication date

 No dustjacket, 30 photoplates, slight bumping and ageing, some pages slightly creased, owner’s name on frontispiece

£12.00 Plus Postage and Packing £2.99 if in UK – Pay by Paypal

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The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

Poetical Works of Lord ByronThe Poetical Works of Lord Byron

Published by John Murray, London, 1859

Hardback. 827 pages

Many Illustrations by E. Finden

Leather spine with marbled boards and gold titles. Quarter bound. Spine coming loose on one side and binding a bit scuffed on edges. A tight copy, in good condition, some pages showing water staining, and foxed.byrons_poetical_works

£19.50 Plus Postage and Packing £4.50 in the UK   Pay by Paypal

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