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"The Story Of Peter Pan" retold by Daniel O'Connor from the Fairy Play by Sir J M Barrie, published by G Bell & Sons 1922.  Lovely vintage edition with beautiful colour and black and white illustrations by Alice B Woodward. Book is in overall good condition for age, pencil gift inscription on inside endpaper from Uncle Gordon and Aunt Effie.  There is some foxing to endpapers and slight foxing to a few of the pages due to age.  Very collectable classic vintage book.

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"Mrs Buffey In Wartime" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe, published by Thomas Nelson, 1942, second impression.  A series of chapters about Mrs Buffey's experiences of the war in the Yorkshire Dales.  A wonderfully humorous and warm account capturing the mood and morale of the Home Front during World War II.  With chapters on Evacuees, Black-out, rationing, air raid warnings, woeful waste and knitting amongst others.  Book is in  good condition for age, it has a couple of nicks to spine of dustjacket and some wear to the title. There is a Christmas gift  inscription on inside endpaper and dustjacket is not price clipped. Collectable and entertaining slice of life on the Home Front.

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"Nature In The Garden" - Early Days to Early Summer, by Edward Step, published by Frederick Warne & Co, first edition 1931. Lovely vintage nature book, published as part of the "Come With Me" books written to offer readers a better enjoyment of nature around them.  This book covers the beauty and variety of nature to be found in the garden from the beginning of the year through to early summer.  With sixteen colour plates, fifteen half tone platesand forty seven text illustrations.  Book is in very good condition for age, previous owner's name on inside endpaper.  Perfect addition to the potting shed or nature table.

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"Fuzzypeg Goes To School" by Alison Uttley, published by Collins, 1947 edition.  Beautiful little hardback book with wonderful colour illustrations throughout by Margaret Tempest.  Part of the very charming and collectable Little Grey Rabbit series. Fuzzypeg is old enough to start school and here are his adventures with his woodland friends.  Book has previous owner's gift inscription on inside endpaper and a teeny triangle missing from top of endpaper, no text missing.  Some wear to spine due to age and use but contents fine and all tightly bound.

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"The Ballet-Lover's Pocket-Book" by Kay Ambrose, published by Adam & Charles Black, 1947 edition.  Published conforming to wartime economy standards. In good condition for age, this lovely ballet book has very attractive dustjacket in good condition with a couple of tiny nicks to edges due to age. The book comes with two vintage ballet postcards, "Giselle" and "Le Lac Des Cygnes" both featuring Margot Fonteyn. A lovely gift or addition to bookshelves.

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"Peter's Flower Friends", written and illustrated by Helen Haywood, published by Hutchinson's Books for young people, c1950.  Lovely 16 page hardback, beautifully illustrated in colour throughout by the author.  A charming story about Peter learning about the native flowers around him, a wonderful guide as an introduction to wild flowers for children - Lady's Smock, Poppy, bluebells, primrose and scarlet pimpernel amongst them. In very good condition for age, previous owner's name on inside page.

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"The Littlest One" by Marion St John Webb, publishedby Harrap, 1932 edition. Beautiful little hardback collection of poems illustrated with four coloured plates by the very popular artist Margaret Tarrant.  Wonderful little poems about being young and the "littlest one" in the family.  It is in good condition for age, inscription and scribble free.  A couple of closed tears along the spine and the very tip missing from top of spine which has been kept inside book for you to repair should you wish.  Delightful book, which is hard to find and collectable.  Perfect for nursery shelves.

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"Flowers For Mrs Harris" by Paul Gallico, published by Michael Joseph, first edition 1958, this edition 1959. Charming and heartwarming, this popular vintage read tells the story of Mrs Harris who dreams of visiting Paris and owning a Dior gown like the ones her employers own. A very moving and magical story.  In good condition for age, some slight foxing to opening pages.  Dustjacket not price clipped and book has no gift inscription.

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"Snug and Serena Pick Cowslips" by Alison Uttley, published by William Heinemann, 1st edition 1950.  Beautiful little hardback book by the author of "Little Grey Rabbit" series with lovely colour illustrations by Katherine Wigglesworth.  The two mice decide to pick Cowslips for Mrs Mouse's cowslip wine. Book is in overall good condition for age, free from inscription and scribble, some very slight wear only to top and bottom edge of spine, spine is firm and complete and contents too.  Delightful vintage book which is very hard to find.

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"The Darling Buds Of May" trilogy by H E Bates, all three titles published by The Book Club.  All have wonderful decorative dustjackets that have not been price clipped in very good condition. "The Darling Buds Of May", "A Breath Of French Air" published 1959 and "When The Green Woods Laugh" published 1960.  The complete adventures of the delightful Larkin Family with Ma and Pa Larkin at the helm.  Delightful reading.

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"An English Forest" by Arthur Cooke, published by Henry Frowde, undated c1910.  Lovely little hardback book published as part of the "Country-Side" series.  In good condition for age, free from inscription. With chapters on the forest, the great oak, evergreens, squirrels and much more - this is a lovely children's guide to the flora and fauna and workings of an ancient forest.  Delightfully illustrated with four colour plates and numerous black and white plates and drawings.

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"My First Book Of Prayers", compiled by Bertine Buxton and illustrated by Horace J Knowles, published by The Athenaeum Press, 1948 edition.  Charming little hardback book in excellent condition for age.  Free from scribble and inscription.  A selection of prayers beautifully illustrated with delightful images in black and white. A perfect gift, keepsake or Christening present.

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"Ballet Shoes" by Noel Streafeild, published by Penguin as part of the Puffin Story Book series 1951.  Wonderful vintage edition of the perenially popular story in excellent condition for age.  Lovely paperback edition which is inscription free, cover, spine and contents in very good condition for age.  Very pretty cover and black and white illustrations by Ruth Gervis. A collectable favourite for the bookshelf.

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"Poor Minette - The Letters Of Two French Cats" by P J Stahl, translated by Julian Jacobs, published by Rodale Press, 1954 first edition thus.  Delightful little hardback book in excellent condition for age.  Free from inscription and contents and board covers tight and bright.  The letters of Minette to Bebe, one French cat to another whose adventures are of the thoroughly sophisticated kind.  Beautifully illustrated too.

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"A Pocketful Of Rye" by Agatha Christie, published by Collins Book Club, 1954 first thus.  Classic Agatha Christie whodunnit featuring Miss Marple, country house murder or two and a nursery rhyme... Wonderful dustjacket.  Book is in overall good condition for age, free from inscription, some very slight wear to edges and some foxing to back of dustjacket.  Perfect armchair sleuthing material.

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"Testament Of Friendship" by Vera Brittain, published  by Macmillan, 1940 (this is a reprint from the year it was first published).  The story of the friendship between the author and Winifred Holtby (author of South Riding).  At the end of the WWI, the author (famous now for "Testament Of Youth"), returns to Oxford and begins a lifelong friendship with Holty, who eventually helps heal the wounds from the legacy of war.  Their enduring friendship remained supportive on a professional and personal level as this book reveals, along with their interests in the role of women in politics, pacifism and literature.  Book is in overall good condition for age, previous owner's gift inscription dated 1941 on inside endpaper, couple of small closed tears to book jacket. 

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"Your Book Of Magic" by Alexander Van Rensselaer, published by Faber, 1953, first edition.  Wonderful book of magic tricks, perfect for Christmas entertainment or gifting.  Illustrated by John N Barron.  In overall good condition for age, previous owner's gift inscription on inside endpaper dated Christmas 1954.  With tips on choosing your magician's hat and wand and tricks including "The escaping polo peppermints", "The Reappearing Toothpick", "The disappearing sixpence" and "The magic ring" amongst the many explained, guaranteed hours of good old fashioned fun and games.

 
 

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"A Child's Garden Of Verses" by Robert Louis Stevenson, published by Dent & Sons, 1964 edition. Lovely hardback edition of the perennial children's favourite.  With colour drawings by Mary Shillabeer and wood engravings by the author.  First published in 1885, these poems have remained a firm favourite across the years. In good condition for age, free from inscription and scribble.  A lovely gift.

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"Girls And Boys Come Out To Play" published by Birn Brothers, undated c1940s/1950s.  Delightful soft card covered book with absolutely charming illustrations througout.  10 little poems, one on each page with nostalgic accompanying images.  Book is in overall good condition for age, some slight wear to top of rear  cover,  small closed tear to cover, internally bright and tight and good. Delightful!

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"Lorna On The Land" by Doris Pocock, published by Ward Lock, 1946 first edition.  Wonderful wartime story of schoolgirls Lorna and Nibbs deciding to help their country by working on the land as part of Women's Land Army.  Wartime edition published to wartime economy standards.  Collectable and hard to find book by popular  children's author Doris Pocock, possible written to encourage younger girls to sign up to do their bit.  Book is in overall good condition for age, free from inscription, some foxing to dustjacket and wear to edges due to age, the there are some small closed tears and nicks and at one time one tear has been repaired from the inside.  Enjoyable read and slice of 1940s life.

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"The Observer's Book Of Wild Animals", Compiled by W J Stokoe, published by Frederick Warne & Co, 1957 edition.  Descriptions of 69 species of wild animals in Britain, illustrated with 46 full colour plates, and 26 black and white illustrations.  In overall good condition for age, small closed tear to to edge of dustjacket.  Collectable title in the Observer's iconic series of books. This is no 5 in the series.

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"The Observer's Book of Grasses, Sedges & Rushes" published by Frederick Warne, 1962 edition.  100 species described, all fully illustrated. Lovely little vintage edition of this book which is part of the iconic and very collectable Observer's title.  In very good condition for age, dustjacket and board covers are very good and dust jacket has not been price clipped.  Beautiful delicate illustrations throughout.

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"The Provincial Lady In War-Time" by E M Delafield, published by Macmillan, 1940 first edition.  Wartime edition of this title from the hugely entertaining and very popular of books in "The Provincial Lady" series.  The Provincial Lady reflects in a humorous way the struggles of the onset of WW2, life on the Home Front, evacuation, billeting, war work, shortage of domestic help etc.  This very collectable and hard to find book is offered in overall good condition for age.  There is a bookplate on inside endpaper and the dustjacket has not been price clipped and has several nicks to top and bottom including a little missing to top of spine. Contents tight and bright.  A wonderful read and a slice of social history too.

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"Nature In Britain" - An Illustrated Survey, Published by Batsford, second edition 1941.  Wonderful vintage nature book on the study and guide to nature in Britain, animal and bird life, reptile and amphibian, pond and stream life, insects, trees, shrubs, flowers, plants and fungi.  Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs.  Lovely decorative dustjacket with bright colours.  In very good condition of age, especially since it was printed during WW2, dustjacket is in lovely condition, just a little bit of nibbling to top of spine, free from inscription too.  A welcome addition to the nature table and display item.

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The first four titles in P L Travers extremely popular "Mary Poppins" series, all vintage editions.  "Mary Poppins", 1965 edition, previous owner's gift inscription on inside endpaper.  In overall good condition for age, small area of paper loss to front cover where label might once have been and some fading to edges. "Mary Poppins Comes Back", 1969 edition in very good condition. "Mary Poppins Opens The Door", 1965 edition, in overall good condition for age, small area of paper loss to front cover where label might once have been and some marks to corners on inside endpapers. "Mary Poppins In The Park", 1965 edition in overall very good condition for age. All of the books have protective, removeable plastic covers with beautiful illustrations by Mary Shephard and distinctive candy stripe covers.  A wonderfully nostalgic and collectable series of books.

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Five go Off to Camp' Lashing of fun to be had in this gripping tale and classic from the prolific children's author Enid Blyton. Published in 1960 with original illustrations in black and white, some with colour, by Eileen Soper. Hardback with original paper dustjacket. Lovely clean pages without scribbles or tears. Some foxing stains to the foredge. Front fly paper clipped on top corner and dustjacket clipped.

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One of the classic Famous Five tales by Enid Blyton 'Five Fall into Adventure'. Hardback book with original paper dustjacket. Published in 1968 with illustrations by Eileen Soper. Dustjacket has been clipped on inside front cover. Small ink mark on front loose fly and inscription in ink on title page. Good clean pages. Some wear and tears to the dustjacket. Boards in good clean condition.

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A classic book from the wealth of the Enid Blyton library of books and tales of the Famous Five. This edition of the Famous Five adventures is 'Five on Kirrin Island Again'. Hardback book with original unclipped paper dustjacket. Original price 7s 6d. Printed in 1965 Fourteenth impression. Illustrations by Eileen Soper. The pages are in very good clean condition, without tears or scribbles. Some creasing to the dustjacket.

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"I-Spy Wild Fruit and Fungi" published by News Chronicle, 1960s.  Lovely booklet produced by News Chronicle as part of their collectable "I-Spy' series. Perfect for taking on a country ramble, walking amongst the hedgerows and in the woods, helping to identify hips and haws, sweet chestnuts and horse chestnuts, buckthorns and barberries, crab apples and thorn apples, oyster mushrooms and parasol mushrooms and much more.  In very good condition for age too.

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"Rags and Tuppence" by Lewis Dutton, published by Frederick Warne & Co, 1937, first edition.  Beautifully illustrated throughout with black and white illustrations and colour plates by the popular artist and illustrator, Edgar Norfield.  A very collectable book in good condition for age, with rare dustjacket (some slight wear to top and bottom of spine with closed tears),  not price clipped, board covers beneath are in very good condition.  Previous owner's gift inscription on inside endpaper.  Slight foxing to some pages, contents tight and bright. Rags and Tatters the two loveable fox terriers and their adventures with their friends Bill, Binks and Tuppence.  Very popular and collectable.

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"Playful Pets", published by Blackie.  Delightful children's hardback book, undated but c1930s.  There is a gift inscription inside dated 1952. The adventures of Binkie the puppy, Dinkie the kitten and their little boy-master. 58 pages of delightful, full-page illustrations of which 6 are colour plates by the artist Albert Kaye and the rest orange and greyscale monochrome. Some slight edgewear to board covers and contents tight but there is a slight cracking at spine internally.  Delightfully nostalgic and collectable.

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"The Shell Country Book" by Geoffrey Grigson, published by Phoenix House, 1963. Wonderful guide to the countryside, beautifully illustrated with many lovely colour plates.  In very good condition for age.  This book acts as a guide to all manner of flora and fauna - birds, animals, insects, wild flowers and fruits, wild foods.  There are also sections on villages, buildings, churches etc, hills, the sky - clouds, stars, planets and moon. Countryside law, country writers and painters, a miscellany of things and objects of fancy.  A true celebration of the countryside.

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Trio of vintage Agatha Christie classic mysteries - "After The Funeral", "Hickory Dickory Dock" and "4.50 From Paddington". All in good condition for age.  All published by The Book Club "After The Funeral" 1954, ""4.50 From Paddington" 1959, "Hickory Dickory Dock" 1956 edition.  All three have decorative dustjackets, not price clipped and free from inscription.  Two Hercule Poirots and one Miss Marple to keep you on your toes, those little grey cells working and some gentle knitting to aid the sofa sleuthing.

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"Sweet Peas - Present-Day Gardening" by Horace Wright, published by T C & E C Jack,  c1910.  Beautiful Edwardian book with eight lovely coloured plates of various varieties of Sweet Peas.  A guide to history and how to cultivate these favourite blooms.  In overall good condition for age, there is an inscription on inside endpaper from previous owner and the name appears written on front cover too.  Also included is a flysheet detailing new book publications  for 1910.  Beautiful book for the bookshelf.

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"Perky Pixie's Party" by Marjorie Dawson, published by Arthur Dixon Ltd, 1940s.  Extremely rare and collectable little booklet by the very popular and collectable artist and author, Marjorie Dawson.  This is a delightful little 8 page stapled booklet (15.5cm x 12 cm) featuring the artist's beautiful colour illustrations and telling the story of the preparations for Perky Pixie's birthday party.  Booklet is in overall good condition for age, free from scribble, closed tear at base of spine on cover, contents tight. Delightful and very collectable.

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"The Sea-Shore Fairies" by Marion St John Webb, illustrated by Margaret Tarrant, published by The Medici Society 1932.  Very early edition of this hard to find vintage book, fourth impression.  A very collectable  little book  (about the size of the Flower Fairy books) with 6 coloured drawings (tipped in plates) and line drawings by the very popular artist Margaret Tarrant.  Charming verses are matched with equally charming illustrations.  The book has hard to find original dustjacket and it does have some wear to edges and a little nip missing from front cover.  There is also some foxing on pages due to age.  Board covers beneath are in good condition and the contents are tight.  Very collectable and delightful too.

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