CHILDREN'S FICTION; AUTHORS A-E

Retro, rare and collectible childrens books. Children's fiction authors Victor Appleton, Enid Blyton, Helen Dore Boylston, Franklin W Dixon, Sylvia Edwards and others. Authors A-E.

All these fortunabooks.com prices are in New Zealand dollars, and there is a minimum order required of NZD$20 excluding postage.

Children's Fiction Index

AIKEN Joan
Illustrated by Pat Marriott
 
Night Birds on Nantucket
cover image of Night birds on Nantucket for sale in New Zealand

Further adventures of Dido Twite, a Victorian tomboy, aboard a whaling ship and in Nantucket.
Part of the The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Chronicles.
PUFFIN PS346
young adult, whaling, alternate history, Hanoverian, Jacobite

G+ paperback, light reading or age wear, Puffin bookplate tipped onto inside cover
$10 A/A
Puffin 1969 first paperback edition, 173pp.
[PB1557 ]



ALCOTT Louisa M. 
Jo's Boys
cover image of Jo's Boys (Children's Illustrated Classics), for sale in New Zealand

Illustrated By Harry Toothill with 19 line drawings and 4 colour colour plates.
Bound in Sundour cloth with special designs for the binding, end-papers, and jackets by Alexander H. Williamson.
ISBN 0460050443
Children's Illustrated Classics 44,

VG cloth hardback with G+ dust jacket with some edge wear and slight fade to spine.
$20 C/C
Dent and Sons 1971, 326pp.
[#5305 ]



APPLETON II Victor 
Tom Swift and His Atomic Earth Blaster
cover image of Tom Swift and His Atomic Earth Blaster, for sale in New Zealand

US first edition of this classic retro American young adult fiction.

VG- hardback in G dust jacket.
Name to half-title, paper scar to free end paper, jacket worn and chipped.
$15 C/B
Grosset & Dunlap 1954 first edition, 210pp.
[#4767 ]



APPLETON II Victor 
Tom Swift and the Captive Planetoid
cover image of Tom Swift and the Captive Planetoid, for sale in New Zealand

The Tom Swift Science Adventures
Illustrated by Ray Johnson
UK reissue of classic retro American young adult fiction.
ISBN 001622145

G+ hardback with pictorial boards, no dust jacket.
$10 C/B
Collins 1969 first edition thus, 159pp.
[#4760 ]



APPLETON II Victor 
Tom Swift and His Outpost in Space
cover image of Tom Swift and His Outpost in Space, for sale in New Zealand

The Tom Swift Science Adventures
Illustrated by Graham Kaye
UK reissue of classic retro American young adult fiction.

G+ hardback with pictorial boards, no dust jacket.
$10 C/B
Collins 1969 first edition thus, 191pp.
[#4761 ]



APPLETON II Victor 
Tom Swift in The Race to the Moon
cover image of Tom Swift in The Race to the Moon, for sale in New Zealand

The Tom Swift Science Adventures
Illustrated by Graham Kaye
UK reissue of classic retro American young adult fiction.

G+ hardback with pictorial boards, no dust jacket.
$10 C/B
Collins 1969 first edition thus, 190pp.
[#4758 ]



APPLETON II Victor 
Tom Swift and His Rocket Ship
cover image of enter_ALT_TXT_=title_here for sale in New Zealand

The New Tom Swift Jr. adventures
UK issue of classic retro American young adult fiction.

VG hardback with VG- dust jacket with some wear.
$20 C/B
Sampson Low (1954) first edition thus, 192pp.
[#224 ]



APPLETON II Victor 
Tom Swift and His Triphibian Atomicar
cover image of Tom Swift and His Triphibian Atomicar, for sale in New Zealand

The Tom Swift Science Adventures
Illustrated by Charles Brey
UK reissue of classic retro American young adult fiction.
ISBN 001622145

G+ hardback with pictorial boards, no dust jacket.
$10 C/B
Collins 1970 first edition thus, 160pp.
[#4759 ]




ARTHUR Robert ( Alfred HITCHCOCK ) 
Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Secret of Skeleton Island
cover image of Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Secret of Skeleton Island for sale in New Zealand

The Three Investigators; Jupiter Jones, Peter Crenshaw and Bob Andrews and their wild adventures.
ISBN0001601490
Collins #6

VG hardback with no dust jacket, school prize plate (dated 1971) to blank verso of fep, misbound so final text page pasted down to rear board (no loss of reading material)
$30 C/B
Collins 1968 first edition thus pictorial hardcovers, 159pp.[#2792 childrens fiction ]
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ARTHUR Robert ( Alfred HITCHCOCK ) 
Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Fiery Fire
cover image of Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Fiery Fire for sale in New Zealand

The Three Investigators; Jupiter Jones, Peter Crenshaw and Bob Andrews and their wild adventures.
ISBN0001600095
Collins #7

VG hardback with light wear, no jacket.
$15 C/B
Collins 1977 pictorial boards, 159pp
[#3722 ]



ARTHUR Robert ( Alfred HITCHCOCK ) 
Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot
cover image of Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot for sale in New Zealand

The Three Investigators; Jupiter Jones, Peter Crenshaw and Bob Andrews and their wild adventures.
ISBN0001600079
Collins #2

VG hardback with name to half title, browned closed edges. No dust jacket.
$15 C/B
Collins 1973, 158pp.
[#3723 ]



ARTHUR Robert ( Alfred HITCHCOCK ) 
Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Silver Spider
cover image of Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Silver Spider for sale in New Zealand

The Three Investigators; Jupiter Jones, Peter Crenshaw and Bob Andrews and their wild adventures.
ISBN0001600109
Collins #8

VG hardback with no dust jacket.
$15 C/B
Collins 1973, 158pp.
[#3724 ]



ASHFORD Daisy   The Young Visiters or Mr Salteenas Plan
VG VG price clipped $10 Chatto 1966 hard cover 12mo, 64pp, illustrated in line by Heather Corlass. Preface by J M Barrie. Story written by a young girl and later published by Barrie's urging. [# 697 childrensfct]
ATTWELL Mabel Lucie & Penelope Douglas
Lucie Attwell's Annual

VG- name to ownership panel, date to title page, some crayon to colouring pages, one page has "this story is finished" written on it, some doodling to endpapers, light rubbing to corners.

$10 C/B [ILL 5]

Dean 1974 pictorial boards 4to, 93pp illustarted throughout by Attwell, stories by Douglas.


ATTWELL Mabel Lucie
Lucie Attwell's Storytime Tales

VG- some splitting to spine ends, sewn section pulling from covers, pen doodle at head of title page.

$10 B/B [ILL 6]

Dean 1959 pictorial boards 4to, 20pp, may be later reprinting, single collation of folded sewn sheets in the boards covers.


ATTWELL Mabel Lucie
Lucie Attwell's Little One's Book of Prayers

VG

$10 B/B [ILL 7]

Dean 1985 pictorial boards 4to, 20pp, sewn into the covers. ISBN 0603016022


ATTWELL Mabel Lucie
Lucie Attwell's Tinies' Book of Prayers

VG

$10 B/B [ILL 8]

Dean 1985 pictorial boards 4to, 20pp, sewn into the covers. ISBN 0603085687


AVERY Harold 
The Dormitory Flag
cover image of The Dormitory Flag by Harold Avery, for sale in New Zealand

A British public school boy's adventure story, probably based on the author's experiences at Eton.
victorian, school boy fiction, boarding school, Britain

VG- hardback, minor damp splashes to cover, small piece cut out of fep.
$20 C/C
Thomas Nelson undated but 1910 or later based on adverts, 443pp +6 plates + 3pp adverts.
[#4825 ]



BAUMANN Hans illustrated by Ulrik Schramm. 
Angelina and the Birds
cover image of Angelina and the Birds by hans Baumann for sale in New Zealand

Illustrated children's fiction set in a small Italian lakeside village.
A girl prays to St Francis to help rescue birds from birdcatchers.
Translated by Katharine Potts from the original Kleine Schwester Schwalbe.
modern first edition, children

VG hardback with no dust jacket.
$10 B/B
Oxford University Press 1959 First edition, 63pp.
[#4091 ]



BERESFORD Elisabeth with illustrations by Margaret Gordon 
Tomsk and the Tired Tree
cover image of Tomsk and the Tired Tree for sale in New Zealand

A story about the Wombles, who inhabitant a burrow on Wimbledon Common in London, and spend their days cleaning up the rubbish left by humans.
ISBN0510080030
The Wombles, collectable childrens book

VG- hardback with pictorial covers, with some rubbing to spine edges.
$10 C/A
Ernest Benn 1975 first edition, (28pp).
[#3961 ]


BLAINE John
A RICK BRANT ELECTRONIC ADVENTURE The Lost City

VG G short edge tears and chipping at spine ends and corners, unclipped

$20 C/B [BGO 8]

Sampson Low undated ( but has Grosset copyright date 1947) assumed first edition of UK issue, decorated red papered boards, map endpapers, 192pp similar vein to Hardy Boys etc


BLYTON Enid  Five on Finniston Farm (Famous Five)
VG rubbed edges and small splits joint ends, minor foxing to closed edges $15 C/B Hodder 1960 first edition hardcover 183pp decorated endpapers, illustrated Eileen Soper [#1808 BGO 10]

BLYTON Enid  Five on Finniston Farm (Famous Five)
VG sunned spine, faint marking to half title. $15 C/B Hodder 1960 first edition hardcover 183pp decorated endpapers, illustrated Eileen Soper. [#1809 BGO 151]

BLYTON Enid 
The Mystery of the Strange Bundle
cover image of The Mystery of the Strange Bundle, for sale in New Zealand

Being the Tenth Adventure of the Five Find-Outers and Dog
Illustrated by Treyer Evans.

G+ hardback with no jacket.
Lightly handling soiled, spine leans, name and address to free end paper.
$20 C/B
Methuen 1952 first edition, 179pp + adverts.
[#4699 ]


BLYTON Enid
Five on a Treasure Island (Famous Five)

VG slightly rubbed boards

$10 C/B [BGO 11]

Hodder 1961 hardcover 191pp decorated endpapers, illustrated Eileen Soper


BLYTON Enid 
The Flying Goat and Other Stories
cover image of The Flying Goat and Other Stories, for sale in New Zealand

The Flying Goat / Unhappy Golliwog/ Puppy in Fairyland / Little Pink Pig / Pixie's Motor Bus / Enchanted Bellows / Little Light-Fingers.
British children's fiction, 1950s, british empire culture

G+ hardback, spine and corners rubbed back to the card, name to first page.
Souvenir of Royal Visit to New Zealand decal of the Queen and the New Zealand and British flags to paste down, internally VG.
No jacket.
$25 C/A
Pitkin undated first edition (?), 80pp
[#4793]


BLYTON Enid
Gay Street Book

G+ spine edges rubbed and chipped to ends, split bottom of lower joint, one page has a clean straight tear

$15 C/C [BGO 50]

Latimer House undated (1950s) illustrated by Grace Lodge, coloured line in text plus painted plates, 124pp.


BLYTON Enid
The Little White Duck and other stories

G+ front hinge cracked and loose,minor foxing, covers lightly worn, name to fep and bookseller blind embossed stamp.

$30 B/B [BGO 88]

MacMillan 1950 decorative cloth, illustrated Eileen Soper. 192pp.


BLYTON Enid
The Mystery of the Hidden House, Being the Sixth Adventure of the Five Find-Outers and Dog.

VG lightly sunned spine, light soiling to boards, minor foxing to closed edges.

$10 C/B [BGO 136]

Methuen 1952 reprint of second edition hardcover, 197pp, illustrated by J Abbey.


BLYTON Enid
How Funny You Are Noddy! (colour strip book)

G top fifth of backstrip missing, one page torn, ownership box filled in.

$10 B/B [BGO 143]

Sampson Low undated pictorial boards, approx 40pp colour illustrated throughout, 4 stories featuring Noddy, the Golly, Big-Ears etc.


BLYTON Enid
Noddy's Aeroplane Picture Book

VG minor bumping, slight foxing to endpapers.

$15 B/A [BGO 144]

Sampson Low 1967 pictorial boards with sewn in pages, 18p price to title page, 18pp. mainly full page colour pictures.


BLYTON Enid
The Green Story Book

G+ rubbed joints and edges, lightly soiled cloth.

$15 C/B [BGO 145]

Methuen 1951 cloth, 150pp. Illustrated by Eileen Soper. 18 stories.


BLYTON Enid
Six Cousins at Mistletoe Farm

G+ rubbed joints and edges, lightly soiled cloth, sunned spine, foxed closed edges.

$15 C/B [BGO 146]

Evans 1949 fourth impression cloth, 224pp. Illustrated by Peter Beigel.


BLYTON Enid
The Children of Willow Farm, a tale of life on a farm.

VG- sunned spine, pencil name to fep, light scattered foxing.

$10 C/B [BGO 147]

Country Life 1950 4to cloth, 152pp. Illustrated by Harry Rountree.


BLYTON Enid illustrated W. Lindsay Cable
The Naughtiest Girl Again

G+ soiled and rubbed cloth, name to fep, two ticks to list of titles at front, age browned paper stock.

$8 C/B [Item# 133 BGO]

Angus & Robertson 1949 first Australian edition cloth, 192pp.



BLYTON Enid  The Wishing-Chair Again De Luxe edition illustrated by Georgina Hargreaves
VG $20 B/C Budget Books 1984 first edition pictorial hard covers, large format, 117pp Well illustrated throughout in colour. ISBN 086801236X [#1902 childrens fiction]

BLYTON Enid  Hurrah for the Circus! Being the further adventures of Mr Galliano and his famous Circus
VG- light soiling to boards $ 8 C/C Newnes 1943 cloth, 191pp, illustrated by E H Davie [# 1051 childrens fiction]

BLYTON Enid  The Naughtiest Girl in the School illustrated by W Lindsay Cable
G+ two red ticks to 'other books' list, lightly soiled boards, inscription to paste down $6 C/C A&R 1949 first Australian edition cloth, 184pp. [# 1053 childrens fiction]

BLYTON Enid  The Caravan Family first edition
G+ school prize plate to fep, minor pencil numbering to prelims, lightly soiled or foxed cloth, one small hole to lower joint $25 B/B Lutterworth 1945 first edition cloth, 77pp. Illustrated by Fyffe [# 1409 childrens fiction blyton ]

BOND Michael  Here Comes Thursday illustrated by Daphne Rowles
VG VG- large chip from top of front DW panel, small chip from bottom corner $10 C/B Harrap 1967 reprint hard cover, 126pp. Children's fiction by author of Paddington Bear [# 923 childrens fct]
BOYLSTON Helen Dore
Sue Barton - senior Nurse

G+ crease to front cover, one page lightly stained.

$5 A/A [BGO 121]

Knight 1972 paperback. 189pp. ISBN 0340024631


BOYLSTON Helen Dore
Sue Barton - rural Nurse

G creased covers with small pen price, one page starting to loosen.

$5 A/A [BGO 122]

Knight 1973 paperback. 190pp. ISBN 0340040076


BOYLSTON Helen Dore
Sue Barton - Rural Nurse

VG lightly creased covers.

$5 A/A [BGO 131]

Knight 1976 paperback. 191pp. ISBN 0340040076


BOYLSTON Helen Dore
Sue Barton - Superintendent Nurse

VG creased rear cover.

$5 A/A [BGO 132]

Knight 1975 paperback. 192pp. ISBN 0340040084


BOYLSTON Helen Dore
Sue Barton - Superintendent Nurse

VG spine leans a little, light surface wear to boards, light scattered foxing to closed edges.

$20 B/B [BGO 135]

Bodley Head 1958 hard cover, 198pp.


BRAZIL Angela   A Pair of Schoolgirls
VG G price clipped DW has edge wear with some short tears or chips, top left corner of rear panel missing $9 C/B Blackie nd (War Economy Standards) cloth, 256pp + plates. Pen name 'Sheriyln Wood' and School Prize plate to fep presented to Ngaire Reynolds in December 1948 [#1948 childrens fiction]

BRILL Edith  The Golden Bird
VG- inscription to title page, $4 A/A Puffin 1974 paperback. Illustrated by Jan Pienkowski, ISBN 0140305718 [PB# 304 childrens]
BRUCE Mary Grant
Bill of Billabong

VG VG faint fade to DW spine, light foxing closed edges.

$20 C/B [BGO 150]

Ward Lock 1957 hardcover (spine of DW numbered 253 by publisher), 220pp + 4pp adverts.


BUDDEE Paul 
Peter Devlin and the Road Bandits
cover image of Peter Devlin and the Road Bandits  for sale in New Zealand

While flying over the Mad Two Hundred, a dusty road in the outback, Peter Devlin spots road bandits crashing into and looting other vehicles.
With no interest from the authorities, Peter and Jet search for the bandits and with a decoy car lure them to face justice.
ISBN0851795862
australian, young adult, fiction

VG hardback with pictorial boards. School prize plate pasted to front end paper.
$10 C/B
Rigby 1973 first edition, 172pp.
[#3770/4756 ]



BUDDEE Paul 
Air Patrol and the Secret Intruders
cover image of Air Patrol and the Secret Intruders, for sale in New Zealand

Somewhere on the north-west coast illegal immigrants and drugs are being smuggled into Australia, the Air Patrol must thwart them.
ISBN 0851795102
australian young adults fiction

VG hardback with pictorial boards, rubbed edges, name to fep. No jacket.
$10 C/B
Rigby 1973 first edition, 173pp.
[#4673 ]



BUDDEE Paul 
Peter Devlin Buffalo Hunter
cover image of Peter Devlin Buffalo Hunter, for sale in New Zealand

Peter Devlin and his friend Jet, are on a station hunting wild buffaloes.
While there they find themselves involved in hunting a gang that is smuggling wildlife out of Australia.
ISBN 0851795854
australian young adults fiction

VG hardback with pictorial boards, sunned spine.
$10 C/B
Rigby 1973 first edition, 172pp.
[#4757 ]



BURNETT Frances Hodgson 
The Secret Garden
Illustrated by Charles Robinson

Beautifully illustrated edition of this classic tale.

VG- cloth hardback with wear to spine ends and faint foxing to closed page edges.
$45 C/C
Heinemann October 1939, 300pp + 8 colour plates with tissue guards.
[#3099 ]





Di CAMILLO Kate   The Tale of Despereaux illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
VG- light crease to cover, Gilt Newberry Medal affixed, $9 C/B Walker Books 2004 first soft cover edition, 270+2pp. ISBN 0744598699 [#2170 childrens fiction]

KEN HOLT MYSTERY SERIES

Ken Holt is the adolescent son of world-famous foreign correspondent Richard Holt.
With his friend, Sandy Allen, he travels around the world solving various mysteries.
Ken lives with the Allen family, as his father is frequently away and his mother had died before the start of the series.

Plot summaries for the Ken Holt novels below have been taken from http://seriesbooks.info/kenholt.htm, with thanks.

CAMPBELL Bruce (Sam and Beryl Epstein) 
Ken Holt in the Clue of the Marked Claw
cover image of Ken Holt in the Clue of the Marked Claw for sale in New Zealand

Ken and Sandy head to Long Island for a week's holiday at the invitation of Sandy's school friend, Ted Bateson.
While planning on doing nothing more than help catch lobsters, the boys are quickly caught up in the mystery of why the Bateson's lobster pots are being robbed.
Even the boys have no idea of what they were getting into in this adventure.
ISBN0723555109
young adult, mystery, series

G+ hardback with no dust jacket, pictorial papered boards. Short split to joint, bumped corners, foxed closed edges.
$6 A/B
World Distributers Redwing Library 1972, 208pp.
[#3767 ]



CAMPBELL Bruce (Sam and Beryl Epstein) 
Ken Holt in the Secret of Skeleton Island
cover image of Ken Holt in the Secret of Skeleton Island
 for sale in New Zealand

When Richard Holt fails to meet an appointment with his son, Ken heads to New York in order to find him.
Kidnapped along the way, he manages to escape and seeks refuge with the Allen family, owners of the Brentwood Advance newspaper.
Sandy Allen teams up with Ken to investigate Holt's disappearance.
Heading to Skeleton Island, the last known destination of the kidnappers, leads Ken and Sandy into adventure, mystery and danger.
The boys uncover a clever international smuggling ring that requires all of their efforts to thwart.
ISBN0723555273
young adult, mystery, series

VG hardback with no dust jacket, pictorial papered boards, short split to top of lower joint,browned closed edges, number rubber stamped to final page.
$6 A/B
World Distributers Redwing Library 1973, 208pp.
[#3768 ]



CAMPBELL Bruce (Sam and Beryl Epstein) 
Ken Holt in the Clue of the Phantom Car
cover image of Ken Holt in the Clue of the Phantom Car for sale in New Zealand

The mayor of Brentwood dedicates a new lakeside playground, and the Allen clan were there to enjoy the event and cover it for the Advance newspaper.
On their way home, Sandy and Ken opt for a short cut, and rescue Ralph Conner from the wreck of his truck. However, this last incident in a string of bad luck, could cause the Conner Brother Trucking Company to lose its insurance coverage, and end of their business. It's up to Ken and Sandy to prove a conspiracy is involved.
Despite repeated attempts to explain the circumstances surrounding Ralph's crash, nothing concrete is achieved.
When Mr. Randolph Dutton enters and offers to buy out the company, suspicions are raised. When the name of James Tolliver becomes involved, the boys find out from Granger that the mob may be in on the action.
Further investigations at the lake on the outskirts of Brentwood, reveal the whole sordid plot. Ken and Sandy must escape a gas filled tunnel and a final battle with the forces arrayed against them, before successfully unraveling the Clue of the Phantom Car.
ISBN0723555265
young adult, mystery, series

G+ hardback with no dust jacket, pictorial papered boards. Short split to joint, bumped corners, foxed closed edges.
$6 A/B
World Distributers Redwing Library 1972, 208pp.
[#3769 ]







CAMPBELL Julie
Trixie Belden and the Secret of the Mansion

VG inscription to fep, spine ends rubbed

$5 C/B [BGO 19]

Whitman /Western Publishing 1970 pictorial hardcovers, 236pp.


CAMPBELL Julie
Trixie Belden and the Mysterious Visitor

VG original price label to cover, spine ends rubbed

$5 C/B [BGO 20]

Whitman /Western Publishing 1970 pictorial hardcovers, 236pp.


CAMPBELL Julie
Trixie Belden and the Mystery Off Glen Road

VG spine ends rubbed

$5 C/B [BGO 21]

Whitman /Western Publishing 1970 pictorial hardcovers, 236pp.


CAMPBELL Julie
Trixie Belden and the Mysterious Code

VG spine ends rubbed

$5 C/B [BGO 22]

Whitman /Western Publishing 1970 pictorial hardcovers, 236pp.


CAREY M V 
Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of Monster Mountain
cover image of Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of Monster Mountain for sale in New Zealand

The Three Investigators; Jupiter Jones, Peter Crenshaw and Bob Andrews and their wild adventures.
ISBN0001600184
Collins #20

VG hardback with no dust jacket.
$25 C/B
Collins 1974 first edition thus, 158pp.
[#3725 ]



CARROLL Lewis 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
cover image of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, for sale in New Zealand

Nice large size (130x200mm) reissue with John Tenniel illustrations in line.
ISBN 9780099512073
alice in wonderland, Tenniel illustrations, vintage classics

VG large format paperback
$7 C/B
Vintage Books 2007, 327pp.
[#5234 ]



CARROLL Lewis 
Alice in Wonderland
Sovereign Series book 8
cover image of Alice in Wonderland Sovereign Series book 8 for sale in New Zealand

Going by DW art would be just post war vintage.

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with light rubbing. Light foxing to closed edges, inscription to free end paper.
$15 A/B
Ward Lock undated (1950s?) 12mo, 190pp+ frontis +1pp adverts.
[#3656 ]



CARROLL Lewis 
The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Illustrated by Philip Gough
cover image of The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass illustrated by Philip Gough for sale in New Zealand cover image of The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass illustrated by Philip Gough for sale in New Zealand

First published in this form in 1949 with an all new style of illustrations, this reprint is a tidy copy with line illustrations throughout as well as the colour plates.
mad hatter, illustrated alice, collectable

VG- hardback with no jacket, name blacked out to endpaper.
$35 C/C
Heirloom Library 1954, 287pp + 8 colour plates.
[#4116 ]



CARROLL Lewis 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
cover image of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass illustrated by Tenniel for sale in New Zealand

Two works in one book, with 92 black and white illustrations in the text and 8 colour plates by John Tenniel.
Tenniel's Alice in Wonderland

VG red cloth hardback with no dust jacket, small name blacked out to free end paper.
$45 C/C
MacMillan and Co. 1934 reprint of the New Edition of 1921, 299pp +8 col. plates.
[#4118 ]



CARROLL Lewis 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland + Through the Looking-Glass
cover image of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland + Through the Looking-Glass, for sale in New Zealand

Two volumes in papered boards with cloth spines.
With illustrations by John Tenniel.
Quality paper and binding.
quarter cloth, deluxe edition, children's fiction, classics

FINE hardcovers in slipcase.
$35 C/C
The Folio Society 1996 reprint, 113 + 132pp.
[#4186 ]



CARROLL Lewis 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
cover image of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with Tenniel's illustrations, for sale in New Zealand

In earlier editions the illustrations are reproduced from steel engravings taken from the master woodblocks.
These were thought lost, but they resurfaced in 1985.
The steel plates wore out with each printing, losing clarity and detail.
This edition now reproduces 42 black and white illustrations in the text reproduced from these original woodblock engravings made from John Tenniel's illustrations.
Printed on quality sized paper, will all page edges gilt. With the book cover replicated on jacket design.
ISBN9780688110871
Lewis Carroll, original illustrations, John Tenniel, Alice in Wonderland, children's classic

VG+ pictorial hardback in VG+ dust jacket. Near new condition.
$30 C/B
Books Of Wonder 1992, 196pp.
[#4138 ]



CARROLL Lewis 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Children's Edition
cover image of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, children's edition, for sale in New Zealand

With Tenniel's illustrations including 16 colour plates.
Pictorial endpapers.
Reprint of the 1927 Children's Edition.
Lewis Carroll, John Tenniel, Alice in Wonderland, children's classic

G+ hardback with no dust jacket.
Some fading to green cloth, hinges weakened, spine leans.
Name whited out at head of title page.
$30 C/C
MacMillan 1942, 206pp +2pp adverts.
[#4139 ]



CARROLL Lewis  
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
cover image of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Junior Deluxe Editions, for sale in New Zealand

With a colour frontispiece, and monotone illustrations by John Tenniel in the text.
Top edge dusted teal blue, fore edges untrimmed.
alice in wonderland, dodgson,

VG- hardback, no jacket. A few pages have light creases.
$10 C/B
Junior Deluxe Editions, Garden City, New York, undated, approx 1960s, 189pp.
[#4688 ]


CHAUNDLER Christine
Jan of the Fourth

VG inscription to fep, browned endpapers, minor fraying top edge of spine, sunned spine, printed sections 7-9 repeated and bound at rear.

$10 C/C [BGO 85]

Nisbet undated but inscription dated 1923, cloth 240pp+ plates (+ extra sections).


COOPER Susan  The Dark is Rising The Dark is Rising book 2
G foxed, worn wraps. $5 A/A Puffin paperback 267pp. ISBN 0140307990 [PB# 124 kidsfct]

COOPER Susan  Silver on the Tree The Dark is Rising book 5
G foxed, worn wraps. $5 A/A Puffin paperback 284pp. ISBN 0140311181 [PB# 125 kidsfct]

DAHL Roald 
The Minpins
cover image of The Minpins by Dahl for sale in New Zealand

Pristine first edition in unclipped dust jacket of this posthumously published tale by Roald Dahl.
Illustrated by Patick Benson.
ISBN9780224028998
illustrated, childrens fiction

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket.
$30 B/C
Jonathan Cape 1991 first edition, 48pp.
[#4233 ]



DAHL Roald 
Rhyme Stew
cover image of Rhyme Stew by Dahl for sale in New Zealand

Tidy first edition in unclipped dust jacket of these wicked rhymes by Roald Dahl.
Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
ISBN9780224026604
illustrated, childrens verse

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$35 B/C
Jonathan Cape 1989 first edition, 80pp.
[#4234 ]



Di CAMILLO Kate   The Tale of Despereaux illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
VG- light crease to cover, Gilt Newberry Medal affixed, $9 C/B Walker Books 2004 first soft cover edition, 270+2pp. ISBN 0744598699 [#2170 childrens fiction]

DIXON Franklin W.  The Phantom Freighter HARDY BOYS MYSTERY
G+ edgewear to decorative cloth, light foxing to closed edges $15 C/B Harold Hill 1951 first UK edition, 222pp. [# 663 childfct]
DIXON Franklin W
The Arctic Patrol Mystery (The Hardy Boys Series #2)

VG

$8 C/B [BGO 39]

Collins 1971 first thus hardcover pictorial boards, 159pp. ISBN 000160502X


DIXON Franklin W
Mystery of the Whale Tattoo (The Hardy Boys Series #4)

VG

$8 C/B [BGO 40]

Collins 1971 first thus hardcover pictorial boards, 159pp. ISBN 0001605046


DIXON Franklin W
Mystery of the Desert Giant (The Hardy Boys Series #6)

VG name to fep, light soiling to covers

$8 C/B [BGO 41]

Collins 1971 first thus hardcover pictorial boards, 160pp. ISBN 0001605062


DIXON Franklin W
The Clue of the Screeching Owl (The Hardy Boys Series #9)

VG

$8 C/B [BGO 42]

Collins 1972 first thus hardcover pictorial boards, 160pp. ISBN 0001605097


DIXON Franklin W
While the clock ticked (The Hardy Boys Series #10)

VG

$8 C/B [BGO 43]

Collins 1972 first thus hardcover pictorial boards, 160pp. ISBN 0001605100


DIXON Franklin W
What Happened at Midnight (The Hardy Boys Series #21)

G+ name and shop stamp to fep, spine edges rubbed, browned

$5 C/B [BGO 44]

Collins 1972 first thus hardcover pictorial boards, 158pp. ISBN 0001605216


DIXON Franklin W
Footprints under the Window (The Hardy Boys Series #23)

VG

$8 C/B [BGO 45]

Collins 1972 first thus hardcover pictorial boards, 157pp. ISBN 0001605232


DIXON Franklin W
The Crisscross Shadow (The Hardy Boys Series #24

VG

$8 C/B [BGO 46]

Collins 1972 first thus hardcover pictorial boards, 156pp. ISBN 0001605240


DIXON Franklin W
The Missing Chums (The Hardy Boys Series #32)

VG spine leans, rubbed to corners

$6 C/B [BGO 47]

Collins 1974 first thus hardcover pictorial boards, 157pp. ISBN 0001605321


DIXON Franklin W
The Phantom Freighter (Hardy Boys Mystery Stories)

G rubbed and soiled cloth, inscription to reverse of frontis, some fingermarking and dog ears

$10 C/B [BGO 48]

Harold Hill & Son 1951 first British edition, cloth, 222pp



DIXON Franklin W. 
The Mystery of Cabin Island
cover image of The Mystery of Cabin Island, for sale in New Zealand

The Hardy Boys Series #26
ISBN 0001605267
British printing

VG hardback with light soiling rear cover, no jacket.
$10 C/B
Collins 1973 first thus, 160pp.
[#4649 ]



DIXON Franklin W. 
The Secret Agent of Flight 101
cover image of The Secret Agent of Flight 101, for sale in New Zealand

The Hardy Boys Series #30
ISBN 0001605305
British printing

VG hardback with light soiling rear cover, no jacket.
$10 C/B
Collins 1973 first thus, 157pp.
[#4650 ]


DIXON Franklin W
The Viking Symbol Mystery (The Hardy Boys Series #33)

VG- light wear to covers, list of titles on lower board have been neatly ruled through with pen.

$6 C/B [BGO 118]

Collins 1974 first thus hardcover pictorial boards, 158pp.ISBN 000160533X



DIXON Franklin W 
The Mystery of the Chinese Junk
cover image of The Mystery of the Chinese Junk, for sale in New Zealand

The Hardy Boys Series #34
ISBN 0001605348
British printing

VG- hardcover pictorial boards, rubbed edges, name to free end paper.
$10 C/B
Collins 1974 first thus, 160pp.
[#4785 ]



DIXON Franklin W 
The Ghost at Skeleton Rock
cover image of The Ghost at Skeleton Rock, for sale in New Zealand

The Hardy Boys Series #36
ISBN 0001605364
British printing

VG- hardcover pictorial boards, light wear.
$10 C/B
Collins 1974 first thus, 158pp.
[#4830 ]



DIXON Franklin W. 
Mystery of the Whale Tattoo
cover image of Mystery of the Whale Tattoo, for sale in New Zealand

The Hardy Boys Series #47
ISBN 0448089475
Publisher number 8947, priced at 2.50

VG hardback with light rubbing spine ends, top edge dusting seeps into extreme page margins, no jacket.
$10 C/B
Grosset and Dunlap 1968, 174pp.
[#4651 ]


DIXON Franklin W
The Tower Treasure(Hardy Boys Mystery Stories)

G+ sunned spine, aged cloth with rubbed corners.

$8 C/B [BGO 120]

Harold Hill & Son 1951 first thus hardcover pictorial cloth boards, 224pp.


DIXON Rex
Pocomoto and the Lazy River

VG fep removed, slight discolouration rear fep.

$5 C/B [BGO 149]

Nelson 1955 first edition hardcover, 198pp col frontis.



EDWARDS Sylvia 
Sally Baxter- Girl Reporter On Location
cover image of Sally Baxter- Girl Reporter On Location, for sale in New Zealand

Sally Baxter, teenaged reporter, is sent for her third foreign assignment, as escort to the winner of the Evening Cry competition for Britain's Best Amateur Actress, Rosemary Hunter, to Hollywood where she stumbles on the mysterious case of Maria Teckla, a German girl who is also aspiring to fame.
young adult, series, girl's stories

VG hardback with no jacket, spine ends rubbed, name to first page.
$7 C/B
World Distributors 1961 first edition (?), 184pp.
[#4791 ]

G+ hardback with G+ jacket, lacks free end paper, jacket torn top corner but no loss, private library label and tape at base of backstrip of jacket.
$10 C/B
World Distributors 1961 first edition (?), 184pp.
[BGO 128 ]



EDWARDS Sylvia 
Sally Baxter- Girl Reporter and the Golden Yacht
cover image of Sally Baxter- Girl Reporter and the Golden Yacht, for sale in New Zealand

"What's It Like to Be a Millionaire" is a light-hearted series of articles in the Evening Cry, and Sally Baxter, junior reporter, thinks she is lucky to be assigned to a rich man's yacht on a cruise in sun-lit waters. Sally loves the lavish life on the yacht with Marcia Carezza and her father, but she secretly yearns to join a crew of students whose broken-down boat sails the same course.
young adult, series, girl's stories

VG hardback with no jacket.
$7 C/B
World Distributors 1961 first edition (?), 184pp.
[#4792 ]


ELLIS Edward S
Deerfoot in the Forest

G rubbed boards, lacks fep, pages aged

$10 C/B [BGO 94]

Cassell 1947 first Australian edition cloth, 256pp + colour frontis and eight engraved plates by J Steeple Davis. East Coast USA Indians and Colonists adventure tale.


FISHER Margery 
Who's Who in Children's Books
A Treasury of the familiar characters of childhood.
cover image of Who's Who in Children's Books, A Treasury of the familiar characters of childhood. for sale in New Zealand

Alphabetical cyclopedia of the characters from children's fiction.
Very detailed and giving full information on the books, or series of books, which the characters appear in.
With illustrations from the works mentioned.
ISBN0297770373
biographies, imaginary persons, literary characters, encyclopedia, juvenile fiction,

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with some sun fading.
$20 B/D
Weidenfeld and Nicholson 1978 (third printing), 399pp.
[#3919]




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