Childrens' Books

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    Campbell, Vice Admiral Gordon – The Great Bluff

    (London, Frederick Warne, 1938) Illustrations by Laurence Dunn; 8vo; original red pictorial cloth a little worn; spine very slightly cocked; no dustwrapper; past owner’s name-stamp on front free endpaper and dedication page; scattered mild foxing; pp. 287; illustrated with plates a map and a plan of a mystery ship. Good condition. An account of the […]

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    Chappell, Mollie – The House on the Kopje

    (London: Collins, 1951) Dustwrapper subtitle: A Story of Rhodesia”. 8vo; original rust-red cloth with horse-and-rider device to upper cover; pictorial dustwrapper in removable protector; pp. 255; line drawings and colour frontis. by Valerie Sweet. Not in Nancy J. Schmidt’s ‘Children’s Books on Africa and their authors: An Annotated Bibliography’. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn […]

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    Dyer, John B. – Ingilube: the Wonderful Adventures of a Young Zulu Warrior

    (Great Britain: Ajubatus Publishing, 2002) Octavo laminated pictorial card wraps pp. (viii) + 248 illustrations. Inscribed by the author on the title-page. Children’s fiction. ‘It was early Spring in the year 1827 Shaka-King of the Zulus is hunting elephant when news of his mother’s death is brought to him by fearful messengers. The King’s wrath […]

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    Gatty, Horatia K.F. – Juliana Horatia Ewing

    (London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1887) With a portrait by George Reid R.S.A. sixteen illustrations from sketches by J.H. Ewing and a cover designed by Randolph Caldecott. Pictorial paper over boards soiled chipped at spine and along edges of boards pp. 88 line illustrations. Front free endpaper removed binding a little strained some foxing. […]

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    King, Fay – Friends of the Bushveld

    (London: Jonathan Cape, 1954) 8vo; original yellow cloth; pictorial dustwrapper; tinted top edge; pp. 223; illustrated from drawings by Grace Huxtable. Dustwrapper foxed and tanned partially discoloured with trace of fishmothing and archival tape repairs to reverse of edge-tears; top fore-corner of initial leaves somewhat bleached; some spotting to edges; earlier owner’s name on front […]

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    Kingsley, Charles – The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children; with illustrations by the author

    (London, Macmillan, 1895) 8vo; re-bound by Relpe Brothers of London in blue leather with gilt decoration (base of backstrip a little rubbed); marbled endpapers and edges; school prize label dated 1897 on front paste-down; endpapers rather foxed; pp. xxii + 218 with illustrations in text. Fair condition.

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    Lovett Cameron, V. (Commander) – The Adventures of Herbert Massey

    (London, George Routledge and Sons, 1888) 8vo; ornate pictorial cloth slightly rubbed and a little bumped at head and tail of spine; previous owner’s name on front free endpaper; inscription on half-title page reading: J. Boyd Varty; III Prize York School; Xmas 1888″; tissue-guarded frontispiece; black-and-white illustrations; pp. 384; foxing and browning to endpapers and […]

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    Mellish, Chris – Eagles, fly free

    (New York, Vantage Press, 1984) Pictorial dustwrapper pp. (vii) + 112. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. ‘ … a hidden valley at the tip of Africa holds a pool of prehistoric life left by receding time. Here the last of the Khoikhoia cave-dwelling people widely known as Hottentots live in unity […]

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    Milne, A. A. – The Christopher Robin Verses

    (London: Methuen, 1932) Being ‘When We Were Very Young’ and ‘Now We are Six’ with a preface for parents. With twelve plates in colour and text decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. First edition thus. 8vo; original pale blue cloth with gilt Christopher Robin device to upper cover; pp. xi + (i) + 210 + (i). […]

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    Mirsky, Reba Paeff – Thirty-one brothers and sisters

    (London, Edmund Ward, 1956) Illustrated by W.T. Mars. Pictorial dustwrapper a little frayed pp. 151 line-illustrations. Light foxing. ‘a fine tale about Nomusa the daughter of a Zulu chief…’

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    Terreblanche, S.B. – M’Kuti’s adventures in the Bushveld

    (Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1974) Edited by Phyllis Savory. Small quarto pictorial dustwrapper little rubbed pp. 46 line illustrations. Endpapers and edges slightly foxed. Inscribed by the author on the title-page. ‘The author tells the story of M’kuti a little African boy whose home is in the Transvaal Bushveld. He rescues a young Impala ram […]

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