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COURT LADY AND COUNTRY WIFE.  ROYAL PRIVILEGE AND CIVIL WAR:  TWO NOBLE SISTERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND., Betcherman, Lita-Rose.
81 Betcherman, Lita-Rose. COURT LADY AND COUNTRY WIFE. ROYAL PRIVILEGE AND CIVIL WAR: TWO NOBLE SISTERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND.
Toronto HarperCollins / Phyllis Bruce 2005 0002007894 / 9780002007894 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
384 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The lives of two dazzling aristocratic sisters, Lucy and Dorothy Percy, present a perfect window into the world of political unrest and social intrigue of seventeenth-century English society. Their breeding, beauty, and cunning made them among the most influential women of their time. Born during the reign of Elizabeth I, the Percy sisters came to prominence at the court of Charles I. Lucy, the Countess of Carlisle - the 'court lady' - dominated the royal scene thanks to her position at the center of power. Her beauty, captured in magnificent Van Dyck portraits, and her political skill attracted prominent lovers, and her charm and talents as a gossip ensured her inclusion in the Queen's inner circle. Then, her machinations during the Civil WAr led to her imprisonment in the Tower of London. Her sister, Dorothy, Countess of Leicester - the 'country wife' - had twelve surviving children and managed the family estates while her husband traveled abroad or immersed himself in books. As a diplomat's wife, she was brilliant, with a keen eye and special purview of European politics. This early ancestor of Princess Diana's family was also a shrewish wife who bossed her mate for more than thirty-seven years before he rebelled publicly, causing a scandal. (This book) brilliantly depicts the position of upper-class women in seventeenth-century Britain and illuminates a grand and turbulent era." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
82 Betts, Kay. Illustrated by Ruth McCrea. THE GARDENER'S ALMANACK.
Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, New York, 1958. 
62 pp (including colophon), 12mo (7 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Red and green illustrations. A collection of hints for the American gardener, arranged by month. Very light edge wear, very light browning and tiny speck on top of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear, light browning, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RANDOLPH CALDECOTT TREASURY., Billington, Elizabeth T., selected and edited by.  Appreciation by Maurice Sendak.
83 Billington, Elizabeth T., selected and edited by. Appreciation by Maurice Sendak. THE RANDOLPH CALDECOTT TREASURY.
New York Frederick Warne 1978 0723261393 / 9780723261391 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Randolph Caldecott. 
288 pp, oblong (9 5/8" H x 10 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated in sepiatone and colour. Contents: Production Notes; Preface; Wood-Engraved Picture of Randolph Caldecott; Randolph Caldecott: An Appreciation, by Maurice Sendak; A Quest For Caldecott; The Caldecott Medal; Randolph Caldecott and Edmund Evans: A Partnership of Equals, by Michael Hutchins; Selections from the Work of Randolph Caldecott (Early Sketches / European Sketches / American Sketches / Baron Bruno / Old Christmas at Bracebridge Hall / Selections from Other Books / Selections from Aesop's Fables); Selections from Magazine Articles (The Character of Dogs / Fox Hunting: By a Man in a Round Hat); Other Works; The Picture Books (The House that Jack Built / The Diverting History of John Gilpin / The Milkmaid / Hey Diddle Diddle / Unused Drawings From the Queen of Hearts / Miscellaneous Selections from the Picture Books); List of References; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges, Light stain at bottom of fore-edge of text block, very small soiling mark at bottom of spine, very small red pencil mark on rear endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, irregular shaped price-clip at top of front flap, a 2" tear archivally taped at top of rear flap, small chip at bottom of spine, light soiling marks - mainly on rear panel and bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
84 Bingham, Nina B., compiler. THE MODERN CUISINE AND BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD RECEIPTS, ORIGINAL AND COLLECTED.
Nottingham Carrick & Young (Printed for Private Circulation.) 1887 Half-Leather Good 
368 pp, 7 1/8" H. Maroon leather spine and corners, gilt lettering/banding on spine, banding on spine and corner edges. Marbled paper-covered boards, marbling to textblock edges, marbled endpapers. Contents: Miscellaneous Receipts, arranged in alphabetical sequence, A to W; Breakfast Dishes; Lenten Dinners and Dishes; Menus, or Bills of Fare; Christmas Fare; Practical Dinners, Menus and Receipts; Sauces (Modern) classified and explained; Time Tables for Boiling and Roasting; Memoranda (blank pages for adding recipes - partly filled in). Examples of recipes: "Nettle Beer - Four gallons of water, a good sized bunch of nettle tops, one and a half pounds of sugar, two ounces of bruised ginger, two ounces of hops. Boil all together half an hour. Strain, when nearly cold, add four tablespoonsful of yeast, and work like beer in the ordinary way." "Fairy Butter - Beat half a pound of butter into a cream with the yolks of eight eggs boiled very hard, add a quarter of a pound of sweet almonds well pounded, then half a pound of lump sugar, pounded fine, mix thoroughly, add a tablespoonful of sherry, and one of brandy; lay the mixture smoothly over macaroons, previously soaked in sherry or brandy." 2" split in front hinge paper - hinge still strong, area of tiny dents on half-title page that transfer to several of the adjacent pages, erased pencel lines on the 'Introductory Ballad' page, four pin holes/wrinkles at top of page leaf 365/366 with pin head leaving a tiny dent in several adjacent pages, slight toning to pages, tiny stain at top of page leaf 363/364, light edge wear, small light scuffs to leather, wear to marbled boards. Book is now protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 275.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF ULVERSTON:  A SHORT HISTORY.  BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PEOPLE OF ULVERSTON, AND THE GROWTH OF THE TOWN., Birkett, Henry F.
85 Birkett, Henry F. THE STORY OF ULVERSTON: A SHORT HISTORY. BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PEOPLE OF ULVERSTON, AND THE GROWTH OF THE TOWN.
Titus Wilson & Son, Kendal, 1949. 
183 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations - photographs, reproductions. "....(brings) together for the first time the many references to Ulverston in the local books of the last two-hundred years. With them there is muc h new and hitherto unpublished information, the whole being skilfully wrought into a continuous story. In it the growth of the town during eight-hundred years is traced, and the life of its people, their work and pleasure, their high-momen t s a n d t h eir troubles, revealed. The author feels he has written a social history, one that not only lets the reader see Ulverston, but lights up in a small degree the larger life of England of which the Story of Ulverston forms part." Cont en ts : Th e T ow n; Ancient History; The Seventeenth Century; The Empory of Furness; The Flowering; The Years Between; Victorian Ulverston; A New Century; The Wars Years and After; The Country-side. Very minor soiling and browning on endpapers, pre vio us own er 's bo okp late on front pastedown, light browning and tiny light foxing marks on edges of textblock, light edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny areas of color fading on b oard s. Dust ja cke t ha s mo derate to heavy edge wear/wrinkling, several small chips and tears - some with creases, faint foxing marks, light rubbing/soiling. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
IRISHMEN ALL., Birmingham, George A.  Colour illustrations by Jack B. Yeats.
86 Birmingham, George A. Colour illustrations by Jack B. Yeats. IRISHMEN ALL.
T.N. Foulis, Edinburgh, 1914 reprint. 
225 pp + publisher's ads, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. Fore edges of textblock untrimmed. 12 colour plates from oil paintings by Jack B. Yeats, tipped on to gray stock and tissue-covered (collated). Chapter headings: The Higher Official; The Minor Official; The Policeman; The Squireen; The Politician; The Country Gentleman; The Farmer; The Publican; The Exile from Erin; The Parish Priest; T h e " M inister"; The Young Lady and Gentleman in Business. Previous owner's name/date on front pastedown, faint pencil erasure marks on free front endpaper, light edge wear, slight browning to spine, some soiling/browning to yapped page edges. V er y G oo d- 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
87 Black, M.H. Foreword by Geoffrey Cass. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1584-1984.
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1984 0521264731 / 9780521264730 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
343 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "In 1984 the Press celebrates four hundred years of continuous printing and publishing, and this history gives a readable and not-too-formal introduction to that unique record. It is the story of the development of the printing and publishing arm of the University of Cambridge, from the medieval system of resident stationers who dealt in manuscripts to the present large printing and publishing house which produces computer software and audio cassette tapes as well as books (mostly now computer-set). The narrative is given its proper setting in the development of the University, which has inevitably determined the history of the Press itself; in the history of the book trade as a whole; and in the intellectual and political history of England which has at times affected the fortunes of the Press. There are anecdotes about powerful personalities, from Richard Bentley to Stanley Morison, which give colour and life to the sober black-and-white history of printing and publishing." Previous owner's name label tipped-in on half-title page, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light browning on spine, small ghost sticker mark on rear flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE.  VOLUME FIVE (5):  WASHINGTON IRVING TO HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW., Blanck, Jacob, compiler.
88 Blanck, Jacob, compiler. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. VOLUME FIVE (5): WASHINGTON IRVING TO HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW.
New Haven Yale University Press 1969 0300010990 / 9780300010992 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 
(xxvi), 643 pp, 10 1/4" H. Black cloth with red title block/gilt lettering and crest on spine. B&w illustrations. Contents: Authors in Volume Five; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; General References; Principal Periodicals Consulted; Location Symbols; Bibliography of American Literature; Initials, Pseudonyms, and Anonyms. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
89 Blanck, Jacob, compiler. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. VOLUME FOUR (4): NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE TO JOSEPH HOLT INGRAHAM.
New Haven Yale University Press 1977 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
(xxiv), 495 pp, 10 1/4" H. Black cloth with red title block/gilt lettering and crest on spine. B&w illustrations. Plain brown paper dust jacket with two cut-outs revealing title and volume number. Contents: Authors in Volume Four; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; General References; Principal Periodicals Consulted; Location Symbols; Bibliography of American Literature; Initials, Pseudonyms, and Anonyms. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight tiny bump at top corner of boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny edge tear on title cut-out archivally taped. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
90 Blanck, Jacob, compiler. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. VOLUME ONE (1): HENRY ADAMS TO DONN BYRNE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1977 Fifth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
(liv), 474 pp, 10 1/4" H. Black cloth with red title block/gilt lettering and crest on spine. B&w illustrations. Plain brown paper dust jacket with two cut-outs revealing title and volume number. Contents: Genesis and Scope of the Bibliography; Plan of the Bibliography; Form of Entry; Binding; Publication Notes; Comment on Locations; Definitions of Terms; A Personal Note; Acknowledge-ments; General References; Principal Periodicals Consulted; Location Symbols; Bibliography of American Literature; Initials, Pseudonyms, and Anonyms. One slight sorner bump, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light rubbing to spine title block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
91 Blanck, Jacob, compiler. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. VOLUME THREE (3): EDWARD EGGLESTON TO BRET HARTE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1977 0300003129 / 9780300003123 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
(xxiv), 482 pp, 10 1/4" H. Black cloth with red title block/gilt lettering and crest on spine. B&w illustrations. Plain brown paper dust jacket with two cut-outs revealing title and volume number. Contents: Authors in Volume Three; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; General References; Principal Periodicals Consulted; Location Symbols; Bibliography of American Literature; Initials, Pseudonyms, and Anonyms. Very light wrinkling at top of spine, light bump at bottom of spine, three very small corner bumps, small tear and tiny chip at bottom edge of first three page leaves - archivally taped. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small & tiny tears archivally taped, a few tiny chips. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE.  VOLUME SEVEN (7):  JAMES KIRKE PAULDING TO FRANK RICHARD STOCKTON., Blanck, Jacob, compiler.  Edited and completed by Virginia L. Smyers and Michael Winship.
92 Blanck, Jacob, compiler. Edited and completed by Virginia L. Smyers and Michael Winship. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. VOLUME SEVEN (7): JAMES KIRKE PAULDING TO FRANK RICHARD STOCKTON.
New Haven Yale University Press 1983 0300026366 / 9780300026368 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
(xxxii), 685 pp, 10 1/4" H. Black cloth with red title block/gilt lettering and crest on spine. B&w illustrations. Contents: Authors in Volume Seven; Illustrations; Foreword; Acknowledgements; General References; Principal Periodicals Consulted; Location Symbols; Bibliography of American Literature; Initials, Pseudonyms, and Anonyms. Very small bump to three corners of boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
FROM HEAVEN WITH A SHOUT., Blondal, Patricia.
93 Blondal, Patricia. FROM HEAVEN WITH A SHOUT.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1963, first edition. 
180 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Second (and last) novel by this Canadian author who died before either of her books was published. "Set in the deceptively gracious atmosphere of British Columbia's West Coast climate and society, (this) is a story of complicated human relations, yet fast-paced and taut with drama and suspense. A strange marriage settlement that provides for the care of her son takes a penniless young widow, Arden Calcott, from a dreary London office to a life of luxury in the Vancouver Island home of her new husband, Dr. Alex Lamond. But it is a life of curious unease. Undercurrents of Alex's strange family relationships swirl about Arden and exert a malignant pull as they widen to include Dr. Monica Cosgrove, the first Mrs. Alex Lamond - ." 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
EDMUND BLUNDEN:  A SELECTION OF HIS POETRY AND PROSE., Blunden, Edmund.  Selection by Kenneth Hopkins.
94 Blunden, Edmund. Selection by Kenneth Hopkins. EDMUND BLUNDEN: A SELECTION OF HIS POETRY AND PROSE.
Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1950, first edition. 
374 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Edmund Blunden's reputation as one of the most distinguished living poets, and as the author of that contemporary classic, 'Undertones of War', does not do full justice to his various gifts. His work as a biographer and literary historian, as a traveller, a soldier, an interpreter of the English countryside and its institutions, must all be assessed in considering the large body of work he has written - over forty books in thirty y e a r s . I n making this careful and comprehensive selection from Blunden, Kenneth Hopkins has examined all his published books, as well as his contributions to the books of others, and also many papers and essays contributed to 'The Times Lite r ar y Su pp le me n t' and other journals, British and foreign...." The selections are gathered under the headings: England; Literature; Cricket; War; Occasions; Contemporaries; Travel; Envoi. Concludes with a Check-list of Books by Edmund Blun de n. V ery li ght br ow n ing to endpapers, Very small mark on fore-edge of pages up to page 23 - also in margin of page 23, faint soiling mark and faint watermark on fore-edge of textblock, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket ha s l igh t ed ge w rink ling , l ig ht b rowning, light soiling/rubbing, tiny scuff on front panel, one small closed tear, a few tiny chips. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
PRIVATE WORDS:  LETTERS AND DIARIES FROM THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Blythe, Ronald, ed.
95 Blythe, Ronald, ed. PRIVATE WORDS: LETTERS AND DIARIES FROM THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Viking, London, 1991, first edition. 
310 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670832049 "The Second World War was, among other things, a great 'reading and writing' war. There was a passion for books of all kinds, and also a remarkable outpouring of personal w riting in the form of letters and diaries. The latter were actually forbidden in the services because they might fall into enemy hands, but this did not prevent them from being kept in startling quantities. The young especially, whether on t h e H o m e Front or fighting abroad, became extraordinary self-examiners and communicators, finding all kinds of outlets for what was happening to them in the shape of private records and correspondence. It was a time when people lived for let t er s, a n d wh en , since much of the war was spent in boredom by the average participant, reading became the perfect escape. The existence of a vast archive of Second World War personal literary expression has been well-known to historians, but i t h as not o ft en bee n used to reveal the significance of the 'reading and writing' culture of this period. Ronald Blythe has a deep understanding of those days and in this collection of letters and journals has revealed much of their heart a nd soul . Half of th e b ook is made up of the wartime writing of his friends; the other half has been drawn from the Department of Documents at the Imperial War Museum. This book is a personal statement that makes eloquent shifts from pain, desp air and de ath t o ab surd ity, lau ghter and bravery. It is a traveller's tale and a stay-at-home's tale. It is politically hopeful and romantic, and also down to earth. Read together, these confessions and descriptions from and to a Britain of nea rly h alf a cen tury ago c reate an a stonishing impact. We see a world holding itself together by language, by words, and with skill and determination. The 'tone' of those days is often quite unbearably caught, with force and eloquence. (T hey c reate) a m ultiple auto biogra phy of a uni que kind." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at top edge of rear panel. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
96 Blyton, Enid. THE SECRET SEVEN: SHOCK FOR THE SECRET SEVEN; LOOK OUT, SECRET SEVEN; FUN FOR THE SECRET SEVEN; PUZZLE FOR THE SECRET SEVEN; SECRET SEVEN FIREWORKS; GOOD OLD SECRET SEVEN. 2 VOLUME SET.
London Hodder Children's Books Mass Market Paperbacks Good+ 
107 pp, 103 pp, - 2 volumes, each containing three Secret Seven stories. ISBN 0340678038 (1996) and ISBN 0340629738 (1995). Interiors - one vol. has soft creases at fore-edge of pages 57 to 78, tiny edge tear on one page; the other vol. has soft corner crease to approx. first 30 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - one vol. has very light edge wear, several corner creases and hinge crease on rear cover, small area of label residue on rear cover; the other vol. has very light edge wear, corner crease and several tiny dents on front cover, faint crease on spine, small surface paper loss on rear cover due to label removal. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ENID BLYTON'S ADVENTURE TREASURY., Blyton, Enid.  Compiled by Mary Cadogan & Norman Wright.
97 Blyton, Enid. Compiled by Mary Cadogan & Norman Wright. ENID BLYTON'S ADVENTURE TREASURY.
London Hodder Children's Books 1999 0340765135 / 9780340765135 First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Pat Harrison, E.H. Davie, Eileen Soper, George Brook, G.W. Backhouse, Stuart Tresilian, J. Abbey, H.M. Brock, Stanley Lloyd, Gilbert Dunlop, Beattie, Bruno Kay, et al. 
371 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H) Integral ribbon bookmark. 'Gameboard' endpapers (at front 'The Way to the Castle', a 'Secret Seven' game, at rear, a 'Famous Five' game), stories and extracts illustrated in colour, plus colour plates showing book covers, magazines, puzzles, boxes. "This glorious treasury contains stories and extracts from the adventures of the 'Famous Five' (1942-63), the 'Secret Seven' (1949-63), the 'Adventure' series (1944-55), the 'Adventurous Four' (1940-52) and the 'Five Find-Outers' (1943 -61), as well as classic out of print stories from the 'Enid Blyton Magazine' and 'Sunny Stories'." Concludes with a memoir of Enid Blyton. Dust jacket has minor rubbing and light edge wrinkling at top of rear flap and fold. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ENID BLYTON'S ADVENTURE TREASURY., Blyton, Enid.  Compiled by Mary Cadogan & Norman Wright.
98 Blyton, Enid. Compiled by Mary Cadogan & Norman Wright. ENID BLYTON'S ADVENTURE TREASURY.
London Hodder Children's Books 1999 0340765135 / 9780340765135 First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Pat Harrison, E.H. Davie, Eileen Soper, George Brook, G.W. Backhouse, Stuart Tresilian, J. Abbey, H.M. Brock, Stanley Lloyd, Gilbert Dunlop, Beattie, Bruno Kay, et al. 
371 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H) Integral ribbon bookmark. 'Gameboard' endpapers (at front 'The Way to the Castle', a 'Secret Seven' game, at rear, a 'Famous Five' game), stories and extracts illustrated in colour, plus colour plates showing book covers, magazines, puzzles, boxes. "This glorious treasury contains stories and extracts from the adventures of the 'Famous Five' (1942-63), the 'Secret Seven' (1949-63), the 'Adventure' series (1944-55), the 'Adventurous Four' (1940-52) and the 'Five Find-Outers' (1943 -61), as well as classic out of print stories from the 'Enid Blyton Magazine' and 'Sunny Stories'." Concludes with a memoir of Enid Blyton. Book has very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of front flap-fold, very light rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE RAT-A-TAT MYSTERY.  (THE 'BARNEY' SERIES.), Blyton, Enid.  Illustrated by Anyon Cook.
99 Blyton, Enid. Illustrated by Anyon Cook. THE RAT-A-TAT MYSTERY. (THE 'BARNEY' SERIES.)
Collins, London, 1967. 
153 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Enid Blyton did not mean to write this book. There were already four books in this Mystery Series, all about Roger, Diana, Snubby and his mad little spaniel - four books in which th e circus boy, Barney, was seeking his unknown father. In 'The Rubadub Mystery' he found him - and that was to be the end of the series. But the lovers of these 'Barney Books' begged so hard for yet another, that there was nothing for it b u t t o w r i te a fifth. So here it is, sure of a tremendous welcome, for here are all the well-loved characters again - with Loony the spaniel and Miranda the monkey, madder and more comical than ever! A winter holiday down at Rat-at-Tat Hou se , in th e s no w- cl ad hills, cut off from everywhere - and mystery and adventure spring up out of the snow! Who came knocking at night! Whose were the mysterious footprints in the snow? What was the wandering Snowman? What was hidden in th e c el lar ? T hi s is ind eed a very strange mystery - an Enid Blyton Mystery which, as ever, will hold your attention from the first word to the last." Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, pages browning lightly, edges of textblock l ight ly brow ne d. Dus t jac ket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing and soling on rear panel, front panel picture and spine colors very bright. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE RILLOBY FAIR MYSTERY.  (THE 'BARNEY BOOKS'.), Blyton, Enid.  Illustrated by Gilbert Dunlop.
100 Blyton, Enid. Illustrated by Gilbert Dunlop. THE RILLOBY FAIR MYSTERY. (THE 'BARNEY BOOKS'.)
Collins, London, 1961. 
256 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "....the second of a wonderful mystery series....We meet the same characters as in 'The Rockingdown Mystery'....Roger and Diana, and Snubby, with his amusing dog, Loony; Barney, with his comical monkey, Miranda. In this book there is a strange mystery: the theft of papers from rooms whose doors and windows are locked. How are these robberies committed, and who is the thief? Somehow the mystery centres itself on Rilloby Fair, and so, of course, Enid Blyton brings a whole Fair to life, with its queer and interesting characters. Vosta and his chimpanzees, Young-Un and Billy Tell of the shooting-range, Old Ma, the roundabout boy, the loud-voiced Tonnerre and his elephants, and many others." Pages browned, small light brown stain in top margin of pages 39 to 42, browning and small foxing marks to edges of textblock, large bump to bottom corner of rear board, slight bump to bottom corner of front board and b o t t o m e d g e of front board at hinge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has several closed tears at approx. 1" - some with creases and all are archivally taped, light to moderate edge wear, small chips/wear/creases at top/b ot to m of s p in e an d flap-folds, 'V' shaped closed tear/scuffing on rear panel, minor scuffing and soiling on front panel, colors are still bright. Good+/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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