CHILDREN'S FICTION; AUTHORS F-J

Retro, rare and collectible childrens books. Children's fiction authors May Gibbs, Edith Howes, W E Johns, and others. Authors F-J.

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Children's Fiction Index

GARNER Alan 
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
cover image of The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, a tale of Alderley, for sale in New Zealand

A young adult fantasy novel set in and around Macclesfield and Alderley Edge in Cheshire.
Contains characters from Celtic and Norse mythology, as well as the local folklore of Cheshire.
The first book in the trilogy; The Weirdstone of Brisingamen / The Moon of Gomrath / Boneland.

VG hardback in VG unclipped dust jacket with small tear along top of upper fore edge fold.
$45 C/B
Collins 1969 Evergreen Library second edition, third printing, 224pp
[#4701 ]



GARNER Alan  The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
VG $5 A/A Armada / Lion 1971 paperback [PB# 302 childrens]

GEE Maurice  Under the Mountain
VG name blacked out to inside cover $4 A/A Puffin 1982 paperback, 159pp. ISBN 0140365702 [PB# 392 childrens]

GODDEN Rumer  Impunity Jane illustrated Adrienne Adams
G+ VG ex library with stamps and slips etc, DW unclipped under plastic sleeve taped to paste downs $10 B/B MacMillan 1959 reprint cloth, sewn sheets, 48pp illustrated in colour. [# 989 childrens illustrated]

GOSCINNY & UDERZO   Asterix and Cleopatra G+ $4 A/$5 internationally. Hodder/ Knight 1975 paperback. Cartoon strip in line (not colour). ISBN 0340168072 [PB# 123 kidsill]

GOSCINNY & UDERZO   Asterix in Spain G+ $4 A/$5 internationally. Hodder/ Knight 1976 paperback. Cartoon strip in line (not colour). ISBN 0340191031 [PB# 123b kidsill]
GREY Peter
Kit Hunter Show Jumper in Moor Grange Mystery

VG+ VG- minor foxing to endpapers,lacks fep, unclipped DW with short edge tears or rubbing.

$8 C/B [BGO 89]

World Distributors 1960 hardcover, 185pp.


HARNETT Cynthia   The Load of Unicorn
Apprenticed to William Caxton in the 15th century.

VG- sunned wraps $6 A/B Puffin 1976, 249pp [PB1392 ]



HUGHES Fielden 
Bill Holmes and the Red Panthers
cover image of Bill Holmes and the Red Panthers, for sale in New Zealand

1950s or 1960s schoolboy detective style fiction.

G+ hardback in G+ dust jacket with some rubbing and chipping.
$8 C/B
Spring Books Halcyon Library undated, 208pp + colour frontis.
[#4763 ]




JOHNS W. E. 
Biggles' Chinese Puzzle and other Biggles' adventures
cover image of Biggles' Chinese Puzzle and other Biggles' adventuresfor sale in New Zealand

Illustrated with colour plates by Stead.

Good only hardback with no dust jacket.
Sunned spine split at joint ends, corners bumped and rubbed, Salvation Army library stamps to endpapers and throughout the book, light foxing to closed edges.
$10 C/B
Brockhampton Press 1955 first edition, 188pp + plates.
[#4549 ]



JOHNS W. E. 
Kings of Space
cover image of Kings of Space; a story of interplanetary flight, for sale in New Zealand

A story of interplanetary flight.
By the author of Biggles
With colour plates by Stead (one creased)
young adult fiction, rare, collectable, scifi

VG hardback in a G dust jacket.
Name to free end paper, tape scar to paste down, tape residue to rear paste down, light sunning to edges of boards.
Bottom quarter of dust jacket spine missing, front fold in flap detached, top edge worn and chipped.
$30 C/B
Hodder 1954 first edition,192pp
[#4709 ]



JOHNS W. E. 
Now to the Stars
cover image of Now to the Stars; a story of interplanetary flight, for sale in New Zealand

A story of interplanetary flight.
By the author of Biggles
With colour plates by Stead.
young adult fiction, rare, collectable, scifi

G+ hardback in a G+ dust jacket.
Name and address and name stamp and newspaper clipping advert for this title taped to free end paper.
Dust jacket is complete and would be VG but has had the edges (including joints) sellotaped, this is browing and may with time be removeable.
$35 C/B
Hodder 1956 first edition,190pp.
[#4710 ]



JOHNS W. E. 
Return to Mars
cover image of Return to Mars; a story of interplanetary flight, for sale in New Zealand

A story of interplanetary flight.
By the author of Biggles
With colour plates by Stead.
young adult fiction, rare, collectable, scifi

VG hardback in a G dust jacket.
Name to free end paper, tape scar to paste down, tape residue to rear paste down, light sunning to edges of boards.
Name stamps to the title page.
Dust jacket is complete would be VG but has had the edges (including joints) sellotaped, this is browing and may with time be removeable, small scuffed tear to rear panel.
$20 C/B
Hodder 1956 first edition,190pp
[#4711 ]



JOHNS W. E. 
Adventure Bound
cover image of Adventure Bound, for sale in New Zealand

8 short adventure stories for boys by the author of Biggles.
Illustrated by Douglas Relf

G+ hardback with no dust jacket.
School prize plate to paste down, lightly sunned spine, faint foxing.
$10 C/B
Thomas Nelson Panther Library 1955 first edition, 118pp.
[#4764 ]


JOHNS W E
Biggles in The Cruise of the Condor

G+ G+ age toned paper, light soiling and edge rubbing and chipping to unclipped DW

$10 C/B [BGO 1]

Dean & Son nd hardcover yellow papered boards, 184pp no illustrations


JOHNS W E
Biggles of The Special Air Police

VG G rubbing and chipping to unclipped DW with loss to bottom quarter of spine

$10 C/B [BGO 2]

Dean & Son nd blue cloth, 184pp no illustrations


JOHNS W E
Biggles Flies to Work

VG G+ age toned paper, light soiling and edge rubbing and chipping to unclipped DW

$10 C/B [BGO 3]

Dean & Son nd hardcover red papered boards, 184pp no illustrations


JOHNS W E
Biggles Pioneer Air Fighter

VG G+ age toned paper, light soiling and edge rubbing and chipping to unclipped DW, small area insect damage to surface of cover, bruised corners and spine ends

$10 C/B [BGO 4]

Dean & Son nd hardcover green papered boards, 184pp no illustrations


JOHNS W E
Biggles of the Camel Squadron

VG G+ age toned paper, light soiling and edge rubbing and chipping to unclipped DW, pen name to fep

$10 C/B [BGO 5]

Dean & Son nd hardcover red papered boards, 182pp no illustrations


JOHNS W E
Biggles and the Black Peril

VG

$10 C/B [BGO 7]

Dean & Son nd pictorial papered boards, 184pp no illustrations


JOHNS W.E. 
Biggles Sorts it Out
cover image of Biggles Sorts it Out, for sale in New Zealand

Tidy paperback Biggles adventure.
ISBN 0340104325

VG paperback, top of first page clipped.
$10 A/A
Knight 1974, 158pp.
[PB1687 ]




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