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


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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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