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TALES OF MAGIC & MYSTERY
1 TALES OF MAGIC & MYSTERY
Newmarket, England Brimax Books 1990 0861126440 / 9780861126446 Reprint Hardcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Eric Kincaid 
157pp., colour-art illustrations throughout by Eric Kincaid. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated, gloss boards negligibly scuffed only. Numerous contents commence with "Nils in The Forest (A Danish Story)' and close with 'The Drummer'. Book weight approx. 820g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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JOAN OF ARC; Or, the Story of a Noble Life, (None Noted)
2 (None Noted) JOAN OF ARC; Or, the Story of a Noble Life
Edinburgh William P. Nimmo & Co. 1880 1st Thus Hardcover (Decorated cloth) Very Good 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
108pp., colour-plate frontispiece, plus small b/white chapter illuminations and sketches. Book clean. Spine firm. Original green cloth decorated with blind, and printed embossing, with bright gilt title and surround. Mildly abraded edges and corners. Dark brown endpapers. Bright gilt text-block edges. Splotched and marked on several leaves. In very good condition for its age, with undamaged hinges, this story of Joan of Arc is written for boys and girls. Book weight approx. 130g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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HOME TO THE ISLAND, Allan, Mabel Esther
3 Allan, Mabel Esther HOME TO THE ISLAND
New York The Vanguard Press 1966 First U.S. Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
159pp., tinted endpapers. Book clean and square. Bright silver title and decoration over nominally bumped blue, original cloth boards. Text-block (untrimmed at foot) yellow-tinted top edge, leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated (Paul Frame), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, plus an original seller's sticker affixed to front flap which partially masks one word ('author). First published in the U.K. in 1961, this first American edition is a story for older schoolgirls and is set on a tiny island, 'Lindra', situated in the Outer Hebrides area of Scotland. Helen, an eighteen-year-old schoolgirl just returned to her birthplace from Edinburgh, is somewhat despondent and heavy of heart. Into her life comes a handsome young schoolmaster . . . Contents include: Prelims., 15 chapters. Book weight approx. 375g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 59.20 AUD
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EAGLE, Allen, Judy
4 Allen, Judy EAGLE
London Walker Books 1998 0744562260 / 9780744562262 Reprint Hardcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Todor Humphries 
Unpaginated (28 pages). Colour art illustrations throughout by Todor Humphries. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated boards undamaged. A stand-alone volume in the 'Animals At Risk' series. "This compelling story, by award-winning author Judy Allen, features one of the world's most endangered animals - the Philippine eagle. At the end of the story find out how you can help eagles from becoming extinct." Book weight approx. 370g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.54 AUD
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SPECKY MAGEE & THE SEASON OF CHAMPIONS.   (Signed Copy), Arena, Felice and Lyon, Garry
5 Arena, Felice and Lyon, Garry SPECKY MAGEE & THE SEASON OF CHAMPIONS. (Signed Copy)
Penguin Group Australia 2004 0143300628 / 9780143300625 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
222pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Signed, in bold black felt pen, by co-author Garry Lyon, on half-title page, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has minimal edgewear only. "Simon 'Specky' Magee and his Under 14s football team, the Booyong High Lions, return to battle out the second half of their league's season . . . Meanwhile, he'll have to deal with his rival and worst enemy, Screamer Johnson, and he will meet the mysterious Tiger Girl, and the Great McCarthy . . . " Book weight approx. 260g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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SECRETS OF WALDEN RISING, Baillie, Allan
6 Baillie, Allan SECRETS OF WALDEN RISING
Australia Penguin Books 1997 0140381473 / 9780140381474 2nd Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
168pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Mark Sofilas) card wrapper mildly indented. "Something strange is happening outside the dusty town of Jacks Marsh, but Brendon seems to be the only one to have noticed. For years the mysteries of Walden have remained unsolved - mysteries of the goldrush, of Thunderbolt the bushranger. But Walden is coming back - and some people will stop at nothing to unearth its secrets . . . " Book weight approx. 180g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.03 AUD
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7 Barne, Kitty SECRET OF THE SANDHILLS
London Thomas Nelson 1st Edition Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Good Good 8vo 
Original cloth. No publication date [c. 1950s]. Colour-art frontispiece, plus intext b/white sketch-illustrations throughout, all by 'Kiddell-Monroe'. Book clean and square. Red cloth slightly shelfworn and colour flecked. Gilt title on backstrip lightly patinated. Text-block edges foxed, with random splotches within. Art-illustrated [Kiddell-Monroe], loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn, with jagged closed tears, and general soiling. Juvenile adventure fiction, originally published by Wm. Heinemann under the title 'The Easter Holidays', tells the story of a lively family rather reluctantly venturing to spend Easter holidays with a hitherto unknown grandfather. Throw in a beautiful unoccupied cottage, a sinister butler, a low-flying plane dropping mysterious packages, and soon you have more than you can handle . . . Book weight approx. 440g. 
Price: 15.48 AUD
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LEXIE, Barry, Margaret
8 Barry, Margaret LEXIE
London Kingfisher Books 1961 1st. U.K. Edition, Hardcover and Dustjacket Good Fair + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
153pp., b/w sketch frontispiece. Book clean, square. Slight bumps to corners. Original seller's stamp, foot of title-page, else leaves mildly uniformly tanned. Loose-plastic protected, art illustrated, price-clipped dustjacket edgeworn with several closed tears. A 'sequel' to 'Julie Westaway', the setting is in Bottlebrush Bay, Australia, with characters; Lexie, Adrienne, Alice, Andy, David Sterling, Murray and Julie [Westaway]. Book weight approx. 280g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 8.52 AUD
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VICTORIA AND THE GOLDEN BIRD, Baynes, Pauline Diana
9 Baynes, Pauline Diana VICTORIA AND THE GOLDEN BIRD
London and Glasgow Blackie First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
No date (1948). Unpaginated (32 pages). Full page colour-art illustrations by Pauline Diana Baynes. Book clean and square. Cloth spine nominally bumped only. Art-illustrated (Pauline Diana Baynes) papered front board has trifling wear to foot and foredge tips, else unmarked. Plain tinted rear board has a small area of surface biopredation, else undamaged. Tiny, countable foxing specks on pastedowns, discreet, script-style initials on the title page, else stitch-bound text-block pristine. Art-illustrated (as boards) dustjacket edgeworn and nipped, with repaired closed tears, amending price sticker on front flap, else mild soiling and shelfwear. Fine quality offset lithography plates throughout by Jessie Broad & Co., Manchester. This title, by Pauline Diana Baynes (1922-2008), was her debut as an author/illustrator, leading to a stellar career illustrating for literary giants such as J.R.R. Tolkien . . . Victoria was a lonely little girl living in a white-washed cottage with beehives in the garden. Other than her pet hedgehog, Horace, there was no-one to play with. Book weight approx. 210g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 136.30 AUD
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10 Bell, Mary Hayley FAR MORNING
London Heinemann 1962 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Fair + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
72pp., sepia, art-illustrations throughout, and endpapers, all by Molly Blake. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Blindstamp, publisher's device on rear board. Front board lightly bumped and splayed. Leaves clean. Colour-art illustrated (Molly Blake), loose-plastic protected dustjacket noticeably edgeworn and nipped, plus several jagged closed tears. "...an allegory woven about the questions which have always vexed mankind: birth and death, suffering and compassion, eternity..." Book weight approx. 490g. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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ROMANY WOOD, Beshlie, with Walser, David
11 Beshlie, with Walser, David ROMANY WOOD
St Albans, Herts., and London Granada (Hart-Davis) 1974 029812047X / 9780298120475 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Unpaginated (24 pages). Monochrome, sketch-illustrated endpapers. Colour-art illustrations (Beshlie) on recto pages, with text and small colour illustration on verso pages throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Art-illustrated (Beshlie), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, and slightly bumped only. Travelling the countryside living a gypsy life, together with her Romany husband, they live in a caravan with innumerable small creatures for company. A keen eye for botany, and an immense artistic talent, together with the animals in her company, blend beautifully in these stories . . . Book weight approx. 300g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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12 Blyton, Enid LUCKY STORY BOOK
Leicester, Great Britain Brockhampton Press 1959 Reprint Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Eileen Soper 
158pp., b/white sketch-art illustrated frontispiece, and intext illustrations by Eileen Soper, throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated boards lightly bumped on foredge corners.Art-illustrated [Soper], plus author-portrait rear, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with several jagged closed tears and soiling, plus old tape stain on reverse. A stand-alone, Volume Six, in the series, first printed in 1947. Contains 19 exciting 'Lucky' stories. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.66 AUD
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THE MYSTERY OF THE VANISHED PRINCE, Blyton, Enid
13 Blyton, Enid THE MYSTERY OF THE VANISHED PRINCE
London Methuen & Co. 1954 First Edition, 3rd Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Treyer Evans 
183pp., b/white sketch-art frontispiece and intext illustrations by Treyer Evans. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on head and heel. Boards undamaged. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, else textblock lightly flecked on edges. Colour-art illustrated (Treyer Evans), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, else slightly edgeworn and nipped on fold corners. This title is the ninth stand-alone book in the Enid Blyton (1897-1968) Five Finder-Outers (and Dog) series. A Prince staying at the camp disappears - and nobody knows how or why . . . Book weight approx. 340g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 39.48 AUD
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THE TWILIGHT BOOK, Boatfield, Jonny
14 Boatfield, Jonny THE TWILIGHT BOOK
London Bloomsbury 2000 0747544700 / 9780747544708 Second Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Unpaginated (28pp.). Colour illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Colour illustrated boards undamaged. Leaves clean and crisp. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly edge-creased only. "Read on and enjoy this very interactive, inventive picture book. It is more than a story about a boy trying to rescue a little girl. It is also a game of search and find. A taxing, challenging adventure sure to give you hours and hours of fun . . . ." Book weight approx. 440g. 
Price: 9.40 AUD
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15 Bone, Ian THE GHOST OF JOHNNY SAVAGE. (Signed Copy)
Dingley, Victoria, Australia Mammoth [Reed For Kids] 1996 1863307559 / 9781863307550 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
115pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Signed by author on half-title page, otherwise leaves mildly tanned. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped on lower foredge corner. A stand-alone, Volume 13, in the 'Mammoth Mystery' series, finds a confused Grace, uncertain who to trust or believe; is rock & roll icon Johnny Savage really dead? Or is he the mysterious Karl in disguise? With Gino, who is sure he knows, is Grace able to solve this mystery...?" Contents include: 22 compelling chapters. Book weight approx. 140g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 8.52 AUD
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16 Booth, D.E. SAMMY AND THE SECRET OF SEVENSTONES
London Frederick Warne Unstated Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
No publication date (print code indicates Jan., 1959). 192pp. B/white sketch-art frontispiece, plus five, like, text-plates (art by Kenneth Brookes; all attached and called-for). Book clean and square. Printed titles and small illustration over lightly bumped boards and spine. Minimal foxing on free endpapers, else leaves clean. Colour-art illustrated (Kenneth Brookes), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, nipped, with abraded folds and spine. A Wolf Cub-themed adventure begins when the pack, on a camp led by two sixers, Sammy and Tom, see lights flashing at night near the historic Sevenstones Manor. Investigating, they are warned off by a Major Rickards, who claims to be writing a book on secret passages in old houses . . . An adventurous 12 chapters await our investigators. Book weight approx. 280g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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IF YOU'RE READING THIS, IT'S TOO LATE  (The Secret Series 2), Bosch, Pseudonymous
17 Bosch, Pseudonymous IF YOU'RE READING THIS, IT'S TOO LATE (The Secret Series 2)
Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia Allen & Unwin 2008 1741755891 / 9781741755893 First Thus Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
283pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, small section with soft corner crease. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. The thrilling sequel to 'The Name of this Book is Secret'. "The Midnight Sun has been waiting 500 years for the homunculus to rise. Now the dazzling but dangerous Ms Mauvais and evil Dr L are going to throw Cass and Max-Ernest to the sharks unless they reveal its whereabouts . . . " Book weight approx. 290g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.17 AUD
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POUK'S GANG, Bourliaguet, Leonce
18 Bourliaguet, Leonce POUK'S GANG
London University of London Press 1958 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
176pp., sketch-art frontispiece, plus like, intext art illustrations throughout, all by 'Nejad'. Book clean. Bright gilt title over slightly cocked and bumped spine. Plain green boards undamaged. Small, original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, a nondescript inscription on ffep., else leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Nejad), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, lightly soiled, with a spray of red (pink) pen ink on front. Originally published in France, 1955, and awarded the prestigious 'Prix Enfance du Monde' award for 1956. This first English translation by Monica Burns. Juvenile fiction in which Pouk's Gang, the Wild Goats, go head-to-head against the 'Zerules', children of the workers in the new oilfields, led by a German boy nicknamed 'The Eiderdown'. Set in a country district in the Pyranees, contents include: Prelims., 16 chapters. Book weight approx. 359g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.03 AUD
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THE WONDERFUL TOYS, Braune, Anna, with Sloan, Savilla
19 Braune, Anna, with Sloan, Savilla THE WONDERFUL TOYS
New York Harper & Row 1990 0060206187 / 9780060206185 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
119pp., small, b/white, chapter-heading sketch-illustrations by James Graham Hale. Book clean and square. Grey quarter-cloth spine, and plain, blindstamped boards undamaged. Leaves pristine. Art-illustrated (James Graham Hale), loose-plastic protected dustjacket near fine. With the assistance of her friend Savilla Sloan, Miss Braune completed this story just months before her death, at the age of eighty. It is the story of seven toys; White Bunny, Cow, a doll - Rebecca, Velvi, a black velvet cat, Teddy Bear, Sheep and Alli, a tin alligator. All lived happily in an attic trunk for many years . . . then one day the house owner's decide to clean out the attic . . . Contents include: Prelims., 13 chapters. Book weight approx. 255g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.54 AUD
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THE CHALET SCHOOL AND RICHENDA, Brent-Dyer, Elinor M
20 Brent-Dyer, Elinor M THE CHALET SCHOOL AND RICHENDA
Edinburgh and London W & R Chambers 1958 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
224pp., b/white sketch-art (D. Brook) frontispiece attached and undamaged. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over minimally bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Tape ghosting on free endpapers, else textblock unmarked. Colour-art illustrated (D. Brook), loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. Not price-clipped (7s.6d. net). A stand-alone Volume 40 in Elinor M. Brent-Dyer's incredibly successful 'Chalet School' series. The daughter of stern, intolerant, unsympathetic Professor Fry, Richenda was somewhat distressed to hear she was to be sent to a Swiss school . . . But, after a hesitant start at the Chalet School, Richenda finds her situation far from unpleasant . . . Book weight approx. 295g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 188.00 AUD
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