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Something to Do, Alcott, Louisa M. [Louisa May Alcott]
1 Alcott, Louisa M. [Louisa May Alcott] Something to Do
London Ward, Lock & Tyler 1873 Hardcover Good Book 
The Lily Series. Undated, possibly the first edition of 1873 (The first British edition was undated). Rebound in green binder's cloth. A little foxing, good 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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The Warringtons Abroad: or, Twelve Months in Germany, Italy, and Egypt (1866), Anonymous
2 Anonymous The Warringtons Abroad: or, Twelve Months in Germany, Italy, and Egypt (1866)
London Seeley, Jackson & Halliday 1866 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
"With Numerous Illustrations". Original blindstamped orange cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt; yellow endpapers. Spine faintly sunned, otherwise very good+. For older children; blending story (an extended family holiday) with educational purpose (places and people abroad). An attractively produced volume, with fine engraved illustrations. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Red Rose and White Relating the Experiences of Ralph Mortimer, Son of a Knightly House, during the Stirring Times of Richard the Third of England (1901), Armitage, Alfred
3 Armitage, Alfred Red Rose and White Relating the Experiences of Ralph Mortimer, Son of a Knightly House, during the Stirring Times of Richard the Third of England (1901)
London John Shaw 1911 Hardcover Good Book 
Undated reprint, c1911. original green cloth, oval picture on glazed paper inset in centre of front board. Paper lightly browned throughout, prize plate (1911) on front pastedown, , small tear to cloth at foot of spine, fair/good. Historical novel for children. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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Chasing the Sun; or, Rambles in Norway (1864), Ballantyne, R. M. [Robert Michael Ballantyne]
4 Ballantyne, R. M. [Robert Michael Ballantyne] Chasing the Sun; or, Rambles in Norway (1864)
London James Nisbet & Co. 1869 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Ballantyne's Miscellany Volume IV. Early reprint. Illustrated. Original pea-green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt; brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, a few light marks, very good. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Ribbon Stories (1872), Barker, Lady [ie Mary Anne Barker]
5 Barker, Lady [ie Mary Anne Barker] Ribbon Stories (1872)
London Frederick Warne & Co. 1880 Hardcover Good Book 
New Edition. Undated [1880]. Illustrated. Original green cloth, ruled and lettered in black and gilt; brown endpapers. Corners lightly rubbed, a few light marks on boards, a little foxing, gift inscription (1882) on recto of frontispiece, good. A collection of stories, invented by a lonely little girl. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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The Dreadful Dragon of Hay Hill (1928), Beerbohm, Max
6 Beerbohm, Max The Dreadful Dragon of Hay Hill (1928)
London William Heinemann 1928 First Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Colour frontispiece by the author. Original red cloth spine (lettered in gilt) with grey boards. Speckling (ie light foxing) on boards, undated inscription on front free endpaper, good. Original undecorated grey wrapper, lettered in red. Lightly browned on edges, good. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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Master Skylark A Story of Shakspere's Time (1897), Bennett, John
7 Bennett, John Master Skylark A Story of Shakspere's Time (1897)
London Macmillan & Co. 1897 First English Edition Hardcover Good Book Reginald B. Birch 
Original maroon cloth, lettered and illustrated in gilt. Spine a trifle dulled, a little foxing, good. First published in the USA. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Don't Tell; or, Mistaken Kindness (1858), Bennett, Mrs [Mary]
8 Bennett, Mrs [Mary] Don't Tell; or, Mistaken Kindness (1858)
London Henry Lea 1875 Hardcover Good Book 
Undated copy (c1875). Original blindstamped blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, yellow endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated. Lacks 1 (of 4) illustrations, light stain on lower part of frontispiece, inscription (1875) on front free endpaper, good. A children's story by the author of The Cottage Girl. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Fen Robbers, Bevan, Tom
9 Bevan, Tom The Fen Robbers
London Thomas Nelson & Sons 1909 Hardcover Good Book 
Undated reprint, c1909. Illustrated. Original blue cloth, lettered and illustrated in black. Lightly scuffed, otherwise good. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Adventures in Thule. Three Stories for Boys, Black, William
10 Black, William Adventures in Thule. Three Stories for Boys
London Sampson Low, Marston & Co. 1893 Hardcover Very Good Book 
New and Revised Edition. Original uniform edition binding in dark green cloth. Crisp, bright, tight, very good. Three stories for boys set in the Outer Hebrides: tales of fishing, illicit whisky stills and an exotic French visitor. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Mabel Trevor; or, The Pearl Necklace (1853), Burbury, Mrs E. J
11 Burbury, Mrs E. J Mabel Trevor; or, The Pearl Necklace (1853)
London Darton & Co. 1863 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Undated reprint, c1863. Frontispiece and vignette title precede printed title page. Original blindstamped red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Inscription (1863) on front free endpaper, minimal foxing, otherwise a crisp, bright copy, very good. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The History of Arthur Penreath Sometime Gentleman of Sir Walter Raleigh (1888), Cameron, Commander Verney Lovett
12 Cameron, Commander Verney Lovett The History of Arthur Penreath Sometime Gentleman of Sir Walter Raleigh (1888)
London Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh 1888 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Book Stanley Berkeley 
Original brown cloth on bevelled boards, illustrated with sailing ship in black, lettered in black and gilt; grey-and-white leaf-patterned endpapers; all edges gilt. Light scuffing, a few faint marks on cloth, very good. Dated 1888 on title page, 30.7.88 on final page of text, and with publisher's catalogue dated 12.10.88 bound in at end. A juvenile historical novel about the great explorer, by a writer who was himself an explorer. The novelist Mrs Lovett Cameron was Verney's sister-in-law 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Cola Monti or The Story of a Genius (1849), Craik, Mrs [ie Dinah Craik, "author of John Malifax, Gentleman"]
13 Craik, Mrs [ie Dinah Craik, "author of John Malifax, Gentleman"] Cola Monti or The Story of a Genius (1849)
London S. W. Partridge 1899 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Undated reprint, c1899. Four illustrations. Original illustrated scarlet cloth. Paper lightly browned on edges throughout, otherwise a clean, bright copy: very good. A book for boys, telling the story of Niccolo Fiorentino del Monti, son of an Italian father and English mother, and his rise to prosperity. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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The Little Lame Prince and His Travelling Cloak A Parable for Young and Old (1875), Craik, Mrs [ie Dinah Craik, "author of John Malifax, Gentleman"]
14 Craik, Mrs [ie Dinah Craik, "author of John Malifax, Gentleman"] The Little Lame Prince and His Travelling Cloak A Parable for Young and Old (1875)
London Macmillan & Co. 1886 Hardcover Good Book J. McL. Ralston 
New Edition. Original illustrated light blue cloth, blue-black endpapers. Rubbed head/foot of spine, small repair to top of first page of text, good. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Dame Joan of Pevensey. A Sussex Tale (1908), Crake, E. E. [Edward Ebenezer Crake]
15 Crake, E. E. [Edward Ebenezer Crake] Dame Joan of Pevensey. A Sussex Tale (1908)
London Sheldon Press 1910 Hardcover Fair Book 
Undated reprint, c1910. A novel set in Sussex around 1390. Original illustrated cloth. Board rather grazed and dulled, otherwise good. Historical novel for children 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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Red Cap Tales Stolen from the Treasure Chest of the Wizard of the North (1904), Crockett, S. R. [Samuel Rutherford Crockett]
16 Crockett, S. R. [Samuel Rutherford Crockett] Red Cap Tales Stolen from the Treasure Chest of the Wizard of the North (1904)
London Adam & Charles Black 1904 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Illustrated. Original illustrated orange cloth. Corners rubbed, good. Stories adapted -- for children -- from novels by Sir Walter Scott. These include seven stories adapted from Waverley, four stories adapted from Guy Mannering, three stories adapted from Rob Roy and three stories adapted from The Antiquary. Crockett went on to produce a sequel called Red Cap Adventures. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Sweethearts at Home (1912), Crockett, S. R. [Samuel Rutherford Crockett]
17 Crockett, S. R. [Samuel Rutherford Crockett] Sweethearts at Home (1912)
London Hodder & Stoughton 1914 Hardcover Good Book 
Second Edition, undated, c1914. 4 illustrations each tipped in on card leaf. Original light blue cloth, decorated in gilt. Corners bumped, undated signature on front free endpaper, lightly sunned on spine, good. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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The Surprising Adventures of Sir Toady Lion..... (1897), Crockett, S. R. [Samuel Rutherford Crockett]
18 Crockett, S. R. [Samuel Rutherford Crockett] The Surprising Adventures of Sir Toady Lion..... (1897)
London Gardner, Darton & Co. 1897 Hardcover Good Book Gordon Browne 
Second Edition. Original illustrated grey cloth, grey endpapers. Corners and spine ends scuffed, but otherwise tight; inscription (1905) on half-title: good + 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Tales for the Home Circle, De Witt, Madame Guizot [ie Henriette Witt]
19 De Witt, Madame Guizot [ie Henriette Witt] Tales for the Home Circle
London Thomas Nelson & Sons 1885 Hardcover Near Fine Book 
Illustrated. Reprint edition. Original blue cloth, blocked in black and gilt. Lightly scuffed at head of spine, otherwise a very crisp, bright copy, very good. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Harry and Lucy, Edgeworth, Maria
20 Edgeworth, Maria Harry and Lucy
London George Routledge & Sons 1870 Hardcover Good Book 
Undated reprint (c1870?). Coloured illustrations. Original blue cloth on bevelled boards, blocked in black and gilt; two small illustrations on paper inset on front board; yellow endpapers. Corners scuffed, top portrait on front board mostly missing (see picture), handwritten label on front pastedown, foxing spots, good. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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