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Octagon Magic, Andre Norton
1 Andre Norton Octagon Magic
London Hamish Hamilton 1968 First Edition Boards Very Good Good Plus Hardcover 8 x 5 Inches 
First UK edition of this magical story for younger readers, 160 pages in very bright, clean condition. Dustwrapper is bright with slight wear to top edge, attractive illustration by Faith Jacques, not price clipped. A very nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 
Price: 78.00 GBP
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Scrub Fire, Anne De Roo
2 Anne De Roo Scrub Fire
London Heinemann 1977 First Boards Very Good Very Good Hardcover 22.5 X14.5 Cms 
An adventure story of three children lost in the bush of New Zealand how they survived and the perils they faced. 106 pages first edition, book and wrapper in very bright clean condition. SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 
Price: 14.95 GBP
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The Case Against Andrew Fane, Anthony Gilbert
3 Anthony Gilbert The Case Against Andrew Fane
London W Collins Sons and Co Ltd for the Crime Club Ltd 1931 First Edition First Printing Boards Good Plus No Jacket Hardcover 7 x 5 Inches 
First edition of this crime novel by Anthony Gilbert, 252 pages plus 4 pages of adverts in overall bright clean condition just a few light brown spots to outer edges of pages and on the occassional page very light indeed. Neat ink name of former owner on front endpaper. Outer boards a little rubbed and worn on one corner, lettering and background of spine faded. Though not perfect a sound copy of a collectable book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks, Brookmyre, Christopher  SIGNED
4 Brookmyre, Christopher SIGNED Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks
London Little Brown 2007 0316730122 / 9780316730129 First Edition Boards Very Good Very Good Hardcover 9 x 6 Inches Signed by Author
Very bright clean first edition in very good dustwrapper SIGNED by CHRISTOPHER BROOKMYRE on title page. Just one light indentation to rear of wrapper, a very nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 
Price: 12.99 GBP
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Biggles Sees Too Much, Captain W E Johns
5 Captain W E Johns Biggles Sees Too Much
Leicester Brockhampton Press 1970 0340042362 / 9780340042366 First Edition First Printing Boards Very Good Good Plus Hardcover 7 x 5 Inches 
First edition of sought after Biggles book 156 pp Book very good, just on front endpaper top right corner has been neatly cut at an angle, this is a triangular piece missing, sides around corner measuring 4.5 cms and 2.5 cms , side opposite 5cms long This does not detract from book, when viewed from between boards pages have very light brown spots to edges of pages these do not appear inside book. Wrapper is bright and clean just little light creasing and rubbing top of spine and along edges, not price clipped. Overall a very bright pleasing copy. (SEE IMAGE) DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 
Price: 235.00 GBP
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The Fifth Quarter, Chesher, Kim SIGNED
6 Chesher, Kim SIGNED The Fifth Quarter
London Hamish Hamilton 1976 0241893038 / 9780241893036 First Edition Boards Very Good Very Good Hardcover 8 x 5 Inches Inscribed By Author
First edition of this historical adventure story,174 pages in bright clean condition just some light browning to front endpaper where dustwrapper flaps have lain. INSCRIBED by KIM CHESHER on front endpaper Mr and Mrs Westaway love and best wishes Kim Chesher 11 Jan 1976. Dustwrapper is a little browned but an attractive copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Abinger Harvest, E M Forster
7 E M Forster Abinger Harvest
London Edward Arnold and Co 1936 First Edition, First Printing Boards Good Plus Good Plus Hardcover 8 x 5 Inches 
First edition of this work by E M Forster, 351 pages in clean condition just slight browning to outer edges of pages, light foxing to title page and light browning to endpapers, neat former owners details on front endpaperdated 1946. Outer boards have light wear to edges and dustwrapper has a few light marks and small losses on edges, little darkened on spine, now in clear non adhesive protective sleeve. Though not perfect a pleasing sound copy of a collectable book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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Vandersley, Edward Brown SIGNED
8 Edward Brown SIGNED Vandersley
London George G Harrap and Co. Ltd. 1967 First Edition Boards Very Good Good Plus Hardcover 8 x 5 Inches Inscribed By Author
First edition of this murder, mystery novel by Edward Brown. 206 pages in bright clean condition, dustwrapper is bright, little rubbed on edges and tiny piece missing on front top left 1.5 cms deep by 1 cm across. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on rear of front endpaper For Pat and Ivor Bernard with the very best wishes and compliments of the author Edward Brown. A pleasing copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Five Get Into Trouble, Enid Blyton
9 Enid Blyton Five Get Into Trouble
London Hodder and Stoughton 1949 First Edition Boards Very Good Good Plus Hardcover 7 x 5 Inches Eileen Soper 
First edition of this collectable Famous Five book written by Enid Blyton.190 pages with illustrations by Eileen Soper, book is bright and clean with previous owners name naeatly written on blank page opposite the half title page, outer covers clean just very tiny fading spot on top of spine quite minor, the tiniest bump to the tip of one corner. Dustwrapper rubbed and worn on edges, tiny losses top and bottom of spine, some light marks. Though not perfect still a pleasing copy of a collectable childrens book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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The Family from One End Street and Some of Their Adventures, Eve Garnett
10 Eve Garnett The Family from One End Street and Some of Their Adventures
London Frederick Muller Ltd 1937 First Edition Boards Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 22 X 14.5 Cms Eve Garnett 
Novel of the Ruggles family written and illustrated by Eve Garnett, no dustwrapper. 212 pages in bright clean condition just some browning to half title page and two blank end pages, light browning to outer edges of pages. Small tear to bottom blank margin of one page 2cms long, outer covers some light marks on front, very light wear to edges and light fading and small mark on spine. A nice copy of of a scarce first edition SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 
Price: 129.00 GBP
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The Thief Lord, Funke, Cornelia
11 Funke, Cornelia The Thief Lord
Somerset The Chicken House 2002 190343470x / 9781903434703 Uncorrected Proof Copy Paper Covers Very Good No Jacket Paper Covers 8 x 5 Inches 
Very bright, clean uncorrected proof copy of this novel, first English translation, card covers with just couple of light creases on top left of rear cover. 348 pages a very nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Beyond Recall, Goddard, Robert  SIGNED
12 Goddard, Robert SIGNED Beyond Recall
London Bantam Press 1997 0593036174 / 9780593036174 First Edition Boards Very Good Very Good Hardcover 9 x 6 Inches Signed by Author
Very bright clean first edition in very good dustwrapper SIGNED by ROBERT GODDARD on title page. Just light surface rubbing to rear of wrapper light browning to edges of pages as usual due to standard of paper used, a very nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 
Price: 14.99 GBP
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The Christmas Spy, Howlett, John   SIGNED
13 Howlett, John SIGNED The Christmas Spy
London Hutchinson 1975 0091239109 / 9780091239107 First Edition Boards Very Good Good Plus Hardcover 22 X 14 Cms Inscribed By Author
First edition of this adventure novel by John Howlett, 192 pages in bright, clean condition, just light foxing spots on outside top pages not inside, dustwrapper is clean a little chipped on edges and a few tiny tears of which one has been repaired inside with inert clear tape. INSCRIBED by JOHN HOWLETT on front endpaper " Best wishes John Howlett 19th Sept 75" A pleasing copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 
Price: 14.95 GBP
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Watch the Wall My Darling, Jane Aiken Hodge
14 Jane Aiken Hodge Watch the Wall My Darling
London Hodder and Stoughton 1966 First Edition Boards Very Good Very Good Hardcover 8 x 5 Inches 
First edition of this romantic novel set in the Romney marshes and involves spies and smugglers. 280 pages in very bright clean condition, dustwrapper is a little rubbed on edges and slight browning towhite backgrounfd on rear, not price clipped. A nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Triangle of Fear, John Newton Chance
15 John Newton Chance Triangle of Fear
London Robert Hale and Company 1962 First Edition Boards Very Good Very Good Hardcover 7 x 5 Inches 
A murder mystery story, first edition. 191 pages in bright clean condition just a few light foxing spots on outer edges of pages, dustwrapper is bright a little rubbed on edges and some light marks on rear not price clipped. A nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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16 Kalberer, Roderick The Scam
London Hodder and Stoughton 1995 0340628219 / 9780340628218 First Edition Boards Good Plus Very Good Hardcover 9 x 6 Inches Inscribed By Author
First edition of this thiller novel 265 pages in overall bright clean condition just slight browning to edges of pages as usual due to quality of paper used. INSCRIBED by RODERICK KALBERER on title page To --- with best wishes and hope you enjoy Roderick Kalberer, where ---- is I cannot decipher name. Dustwrapper is bright and clean just light creasing to edges, a nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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Where There's a Will, M E Atkinson
17 M E Atkinson Where There's a Will
London Thomas Nelson and Sons Limited 1961 First Edition Cloth Covered Boards Good Plus Good Plus Hardcover 20.5 x 14 Cms Wendy Marchant 
First edition of this collectable children's story, 254 pages with splendid drawings by Wendy Marchant. Book is overall bright and clean just some light foxing spots to outer edges of pages and to first 6 pages and endpapers this is quite light with just a few larger spots inch at most. Dustwrapper has some light foxing and few light marks on rear. A nice copy of this collectable book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 
Price: 48.00 GBP
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The Blue Island, Monica Hutchings SIGNED
18 Monica Hutchings SIGNED The Blue Island
London Ward Lock 1959 First Edition Boards Very Good Very Good Hardcover 7 x 5 Inches Signed by Author
Romantic novel set on a West Highland island . 192 pages in bright clean condition just a little foxing on rear endpaper and last few pages and outer edges of pages, dustwrapper is bright and clean just alittle foxing on rear inner flap opposite foxing on endpaper. A little light foxing on first 40 numbered pages, very light mostly one single small spot on each page. SIGNED by MONICA HUTCHINGS on title page. A nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Something Might Happen, Myerson, Julie   SIGNED
19 Myerson, Julie SIGNED Something Might Happen
London, United Kingdom Jonathan Cape Ltd 2003 0224063928 / 9780224063920 First Edition Boards Very Good Very Good Hardcover 22.5 x 14 Cms Signed by Author
First edition of this novel, 329 pages SIGNED by JULIE MYERSON ON TITLE PAGE. Book and dustwrapper are very bright and clean, not price clipped. A very nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Our Fathers, O'Hagan, Andrew  SIGNED
20 O'Hagan, Andrew SIGNED Our Fathers
London, United Kingdom Faber and Faber 1999 0571195024 / 9780571195022 First Edition Boards Very Good Very Good Hardcover 22.5 x 14 Cms Signed by Author
A first edition of this collectable novel, 282 pages in bright clean condition as is dustwrapper. SIGNED by author on title page, not price clipped. A nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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