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The Princess and Curdie (1883)

By: MacDonald, George

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Blackie & Co.: 1897

Seller ID: 90001

Condition: Very Good


New Edition. Undated, c1897. Eight tinted illustrations by James Allen. Original sky-blue cloth lettered and illustrated in black and gilt. Light scuffing, light foxing, very good. Undated catalogue at end, listing titles published up to 1897. This is one of the last issues of this edition: in 1899 Blackie re-issued the novel with a new cover design and with new illustrations by Helen Stratton. View more info

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Influence (1853 as Influence; or, The Evil Genius)

By: Mackarness, Mrs

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Co.: 1856

Seller ID: 01848

Condition: Good


[Reprint]. Illustrated. The original heavily damaged binding has been removed and replaced with simple card wrappers (see photo). Text block clean and tight. A reading/rebinding copy of a scarce title. Note: this is an original C19th volume, NOT a modern reprint or facsimile reproduction View more info

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Only Susan, Her Own Story (1896)

By: Marshall, Emma

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, James Nisbet & Co.: 1900

Seller ID: VN0760

Condition: Good


Undated reprint, c1900. Prize plate dated 1920 on front free endpaper, but almost certainly earlier. Original decorated blue cloth. Coloured frontispiece and monochrome plates. Corners scuffed, church stamp on front endpaper, paper lightly browned throughout, good. View more info

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The Crofton Boys

By: Martineau, Harriet

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Routledge, Warne & Routledge: 1864

Seller ID: VN0188

Condition: Good


"New Edition with an Illustration". Original blindstamped dark red cloth. Corners rubbed, chipped head/foot of spine, good. View more info

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Praise and Principle; or, For What Shall We Live? A Tale (1845)

By: McIntosh, Miss Maria J.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1850

Seller ID: 00560

Condition: Good


Possibly first English edition: the novel was first published in New York in 1845. Frontispiece and vignette title. Original dark red cloth with blindstamped frames: gilt decoration on both boards; yellow endpapers; all edges gilt. Small chips/nicks to spine tips, inner joint papers cracking (but joints tight), inscription (1852) on front free endpapers, a little light browning and foxing on paper, good. A scarce American novel. View more info

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Petronella & The Coming of Polly

By: Meade, L. T [Elizabeth Thomasina Meade]

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, W. & R. Chambers: 1927

Seller ID: VN0007

Condition: Very Good


Undated reprint, c1927. Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in dark blue. Undated signature on front free endpaper, occasional light foxing, very good. View more info

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Dumps A Plain Girl (1905)

By: Meade, L. T [Elizabeth Thomasina Meade]

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, W. & R. Chambers: 1913

Seller ID: VN0517

Condition: Good


Undated reprint, c1913. Original decorated green cloth; brown endpapers. Lightly scuffed, a little foxing, sigmature (1913) on half-title, good. View more info

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Bashful Fifteen (1892)

By: Meade, L. T [Elizabeth Thomasina Meade]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.: 1892

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 03556

Condition: Good


Original two-tone cloth. Spine in green, front board in grey, patterned with flowers; patterned endpapers. A few light marks, corner rubbed, a little foxing, good. View more info

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Tales and Stories (1866)

By: Mitford, Mary Russell [editor]:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Warne & Co.: 1866

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 01380

Condition: Fair


"With Coloured Illustrations". Later rebinding in pinky-brown binder's cloth. Light scuffing, faint foxing. Only 2 illustrations present in text: others (including frontispiece) presumed missing. "These tales and stories, originally selected by Miss Mitford, have been carefully revised, re-edited, and gathered into a single volume. When first published they obtained great and deserved popularity; it is hoped that in their new form they will prove equally attr... View more info

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The Green Casket and Other Stories (1890)

By: Molesworth, Mrs [Mary Louisa Molesworth]

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, W. & R. Chambers: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN0292

Condition: Good


Original decorated brown cloth. Also issued in other colour cloths (a common practice with children's books). Illustrated. Extremities scuffed, corner snipped from rear free endpaper, good. Contains three stories: The Green Casket, Leo's Post-Office & Brave Little Denis. View more info

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The Bolted Door and Other Stories (1906)

By: Molesworth, Mrs [Mary Louisa Molesworth]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Chambers: 1907

Seller ID: 01268

Condition: Good


First edition (or early impression). Undated, c1907. original crimson cloth, illustrated in blue. black and brown, with gilt lettering; brown endpapers. One water spot on front board, prize plate (1909 - 10) on front pastedown, a number of children's signatures (1960 - 61) on verso of front free endpapers, light foxing good. View more info

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Neighbours (1889)

By: Molesworth, Mrs [Mary Louisa Molesworth]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Hatchards: 1889

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03200

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth, with intricate pattern on boards in pale blue, and lettering in gilt; black endpapers. Corners rubbed, a little foxing, good. Scarce. A novel for older girls, originally serialised in Atalanta. Later reprint editions were published by Longmans. View more info

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The Blue Veil. Moral Tales (1883 as The Blue Veil. A New Series of Moral Tales for Children)

By: Montgomery, Florence

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz: 1883

Edition: Copyright Edition

Seller ID: 04064

Condition: Very Good


Pale blue cloth, green leather title label on spine. Small spot at foot of front board, armorial bookplate of Percy Ashton Jonson on front pastedown, very good. Todd [2206a]. First issue. Series half-title bound in. View more info

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The Fate of the Black Swan, A Tale of New Guinea (1885)

By: Moore [Frank] Frankfort

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, S. P. C. K: 1900

Seller ID: VN2470

Condition: Very Good


Undated reprint, c1900. Grey-tinted frontispiece. Original illustrated grey cloth. Lightly scuffed, prize plate (1918) on front free endpaper, very good. View more info

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The Story of Wandering Willie (1870)

By: Noel, Lady Augusta

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1870

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01370

Condition: Good


Frontispiece by Sir Noel Paton. Later pinky-brown cloth, with leather title label on spine. Cloth darkened, chip to title label, faint stamps for Neath Boys Club on prelims, owner's signature (1870) on title page, good. Published anonymously. View more info

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Willoughby Manor. A Story of Old Liverpool (1902)

By: Norway, G. [George Norway]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, W. P. Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN1748

Condition: Good


Illustrated. Original maroon cloth, illustrated in black and yellow and lettered in gilt; black endpapers; all edges gilt. Spine ends scuffed, foxing spots on prelims, good++. Historical novel for older children; set in Liverpool and le Havre, in and around 1562. View more info

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The Hope of the Katzekopfs; or The Sorrows of Selfishness. A Fairy Tale (1844)

By: Paget, Rev. F. E. [Francis Edward Paget]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, J. Masters & Co.: 1874

Seller ID: 78084

Condition: Good


Fifth Edition, The Juvenile Englishman's Library, No 2. Illustrated. Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in and gilt and black. Rubbed on spine ends and free corners, inscription (1875) on front pastedown, good. View more info

Image for Prevarication, A Story for Youth (1857)

Prevarication, A Story for Youth (1857)

By: Pinchard, Margaret Douglass

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, William Tegg: 1867

Seller ID: 02759

Condition: Good


Small format in blindstamped emerald green cloth, title and framing in gilt on front board and spine. Bookplate partially removed from front pastedown (with small are of damage to paper) otherwise a clean, bright, tight copy, good++ View more info

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For the Red Rose (1902)

By: Pollard, Eliza

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Blackie & Co: 1909

Seller ID: VN0809

Condition: Very Good


Undated edition, probably reprint from c1909. Original illustrated green cloth. Boards faintly sunned on edges, prize plate (1909) on front pastedown. Historical novel for younger readers: set in England in the 1460s (during the War of the Roses), it follows the adventures of a gypsy girl who becomes involved with Margaret of Anjou. View more info

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Quadrupeds. What They Are and Where Found. A Book of Zoology for Boys (1860

By: Reid, Captain Mayne

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, T. Nelson & Sons: 1872

Seller ID: 04356

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Coloured frontispiece and illustrated title page; monochrome plates. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt; yellow endpapers. Light scuffing, light foxing, some faint staining on endpapers, inscription (1909) on front free endpaper, otherwise very good. Reid wrote numerous adventure stories for boys, with exotic far flung locations: but here he introduces boys to exotic members of the animal kingdom: from monkeys, beavers and elephants to ... View more info