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Boys of Pendlecliffe School
Hedges, Sid G.,
Hutchinson, London, No date. Third Impression
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Third Impression. 225 g.; VI, 7-224 pages. Pink coloured boards with black titles to the backstrip. Bumping and rubbing to the backstrip and to the look corners. Rubbing to the lower book edges. There is a crease running the full length of the back strip. Heavy browning of the text block edge along with some foxing. Browning and offset tanning to the endpapers and browning of the internal text. Original bookseller's stamp to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. There is a "Prize Plate" affixed to the free front end paper, celebrating second prize in the junior school. Illustrated dustwrapper, illustrator not credited, with blue and white titles to the front panel and black titles to the backstrip. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the dustwrapper edges. A little rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper panels and handling marks to the rear dustwrapper panel. A previous owner has supported the edges of the dustwrapper with pasted on white paper attached to the verso of the dustwrapper. They have also coloured in the small pieces missing from the top dustwrapper edge in the appropriate coloured marker. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. There is no publication data that is easily visible but the prize plate is dated 1956. A ripping yarn for adolescents from the 1950s. Written especially for boys it deals with a public school called Pendlecliffe and its swimming stars and their associated friends. Part of the Hutchinson Star Series of books which were for both boys and girls. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; Fiction -- School Stories ; fiction -- adolescent; Inventory No: 0107486. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0107486  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Expelled!
Brooks, Edwy Searies ,
Howard Baker [Greyfriars Press], London, 1972. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Illustrated. Reprint. VIII, each story is separately paginated, The Nelson Lee Library. This book is a facsimile of the original printing of stories from The Nelson Lee Library newspaper/magazine and consequently the original illustrations for the stories and advertisements are also in situ. Red coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Minor rubbing to the backstrip corners and to the book corners. Light browning and foxing to the text block edges. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with red, blue and white titles to the front panel and read and blue titles to the backstrip rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and there has been yellowing and handling marks to the dustwrapper panels. In this book there are eight complete stories from the original magazine under the two main headings of "The Secret Societies of St Frank's" and "The 'Death' of Walter Church". Volume 2 in the Nelson Lee series published by Howard Baker. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; Fiction -- School Stories ; fiction -- adolescent; Inventory No: 0108406. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0108406  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Flying Dawn
Carter, Dorothy,
A. & C. Black, London, 1936. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: A. Sindall. First Edition. 550 g; VIII, 248 pages, with frontispiece and three other black-and-white full-page drawings. In original boards with a propeller motif on the front cover and the spine, handling marks/darkening to the spine section, rubbing, and bumping to the edges of the boards, with this colouring to the front panel. Darkening of the page edges, gift inscription on the front free end page, foxing to the half title page, and the penultimate page. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: A. Sindall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- School Stories; Inventory No: 0223307. Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0223307  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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It Was Fun in the Fourth
Breary, Nancy,
Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd., London, No date. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Joan Martin May . Edition Unstated. Black-and-rwhite illustrated frontispiece, along with another eight full-page black-and-white illustrations, within the text, have been drawn by Joan Martin May. Blue coloured boards with blue coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A book about boarding school and the adventures one can have there. Softening to the backstrip edges with chipping also present to the corners. Bumping to the book corners with underlying board visible. Fading to the backstrip along with some marks and there is rubbing and marking to the book panels. Small splits to either side of the backstrip, to the top edge. Browning and faint foxing to the textblock edges with age toning of the pages. Prize plate affixed to the free front end paper. Erasure mark to the top right-hand corner of the half title page. There it is no easily accessible publication date but the prize plate is dated 1954. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VI, 209 pages, [1] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Joan Martin May . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; Fiction -- School Stories ; fiction -- adolescent; Inventory No: 0117258. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0117258  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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It Was Fun in the Fourth
Breary, Nancy,
Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd., London, No date. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Joan Martin May . Edition Unstated. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece, along with another eight full-page black-and-white illustrations, within the text, have been drawn by Joan Martin May. Blue coloured boards with blue titles to the front panel and backstrip. A book about boarding school and the adventures one can have there. Bumping to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. The underlying board is visible to the book corners. The spine is cocked and there is fading to the book boards and particularly to the backstrip. A few marks to the book boards. Browning and foxing to the text block edges. Browning, offset tanning and foxing to the endpapers and age toning and a few foxing spots to the internal text. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. There is no publication date easily accessible in the book but given style of illustrations probably 1950s. There is a half inch tear to the lower edge of the rear free endpaper, with creasing. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VI, 209 pages, [1] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Joan Martin May . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Teens & Young Adult; Fiction -- School Stories ; fiction -- adolescent; Inventory No: 0109175. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0109175  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Juniors Will Be Juniors
Breary, Nancy,
George Newnes Limited, London, 1947. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Fair. First Edition. Blue coloured cloth covered boards with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper with white coloured titles to the front panel and red coloured titles to the back strip. Another school story by this author. The book is showing age and use. Softening and sunning of the back strip edges with bumping of the book corners. Rubbing to the lower book edges with a cock of the spine. The book has come in contact with moisture and the results can be seen along the front and rear edges of the book and a little to the back strip. There is a small puncture mark to the back strip approximately 2 inches from the lower edge. Age toning of the text block edges and pages with fine scattered foxing to the text block edges. Offset tanning and faint foxing to the end pages and results of tape and seen to the end pages as well. Previous owners details to the free front end page. The dustwrapper like the book underneath is showing age and use. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and back strip edges with the front fold over panel almost completely come away from the rest of the dustwrapper a previous owner has tried to support this with tape the tape still visible. Fading, rubbing and marking of the dustwrapper with some holes present to the back strip. A previous owner has used tape to both and the resultant mess is visible. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). [4], 5 - 238, [2] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Teens & Young Adult; Fiction -- School Stories ; Britain/UK; 1940s; Children. Inventory No: 0126478. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $61.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0126478  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Mainly About the Fourth
Breary, Nancy,
George Newnes Limited, London, 1949. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Light gray coloured cloth covered boards with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Another boarding school story for girls by this author. Softening to the back strip edges with a little fraying to the top edge. Small split to the top left-hand corner of the front panel with sunning of the back strip. Bumping, rubbing and a little fraying of the book corners. Light age toning of the text block edges and pages with some marks to the text block edges. Very noticeable offset tanning to the end pages and previous owners name has been erased, but the impression still remains. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). [6], 7 - 254, [2] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Teens & Young Adult; Fiction -- School Stories ; Britain/UK; 1940s; Children. Inventory No: 0126481. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0126481  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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So This Is School!
Breary, Nancy,
Blackie & Son, Limited, London and Glasgow, 1959. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Drake Brookshaw. First Edition. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece, along with the black-and-white illustrations within the text have all been drawn by Drake Brookshaw. Red coloured cloth covered boards with black coloured titles to the back strip. Red coloured tint to the top text block edge. Coloured illustrated dustwrapper, again by Drake Brookshaw, with red and black coloured titles to the front panel and yellow and white coloured titles to the back strip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear panel. When the 'Perfect Child' (as touted by her mother), Arcady Jane Ferrier, becomes a pupil at Cliff Place, both school and Arcady have some major adjustments to do, and, ''... With the help of Lower For, and Stephen, the head girl, can Arcady improve and stop being the little humbug she is at times?'' -- from front fold over panel blurb. Softening and rubbing of the back strip edges and rubbing of the book corners. Uniformed light panning of the text block edges and pages and there is scattered foxing to the text block edges and to the pages. Some handling marks to the front end page. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and back strip edges. A few small tears to the top and bottom edges. Foxing is quite noticeable to the rear panel. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). [[10], 11 - 254, [2] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Drake Brookshaw. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; Fiction -- School Stories ; Britain/UK; 1950s; Inventory No: 0123416. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $70.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0123416  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Captain of Croxton
Poole, Michael,
The Pilgrim Press, London, No date. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Fair. Edition Unstated. 192 pages. Coloured Illustrated frontispiece showing one young boy rescuing another. Blue coloured boards with black decoration of four Heraldry Shields and in the middle of the shields, a sword, with black writing on the front panel and spine and small sword illustration on the spine as well. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and spine edges have become a little faded, bottom being worse than the top. A little rubbing and bumping to the book corners and shelfwear to the lower book edges again with some fading of the cloth. Browning and a little foxing to the paper edges. Browning and slight foxing to the endpapers and the internal pages have become quite tanned around the edges due to quality of paper used. There is a " Prize Plate " on the verso of the frontispiece. Illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as for frontispiece with a white background and pink and blue writing on the front panel and spine. There is also a small illustration of a cricketer on the spine as well. The dustwrapper is incredibly grubby, rubbed and faded. Chipping, with loss to all dustwrapper corners and to the head and to the heel of the spine. The front fold over crease has a split measuring 2 "on the lower edge. Foxing is also present particularly noticeable along the crease edges. This is an early 20th century book for boys with the publication blurb stating " A Fine Story of School Life ". There is no publication data printed that I can find, but the " Prize Plate " is dated 1927. Part of the " Every Boy's Library " series. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; Fiction -- School Stories ; fiction -- adolescent; Inventory No: 0103579. Good Condition
Price: $39.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0103579  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Lower Fourth Excels Itself
Breary, Nancy,
George Newnes Limited, London, 1947. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. Reprint. Blue coloured cloth covered boards with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper with white coloured titles to the front panel and red coloured titles to the back strip. Another adventure of Drusilla Cathcart and her friends; this time in search of culture. Softening and fading of the back strip, commensurate with loss of dustwrapper. Bumping of the book corners with a little rubbing of the lower book edges scattered foxing to the book panels. Age toning to the text block edges and pages with foxing to the top text block edges. Very faint offset tanning and foxing to the end pages. Fading to the back strip. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and back strip edges. The top edge shows ships, tears and creasing and the lower edge is a little rubbed. Rubbing of the dustwrapper panels and sunning and staining of the back strip. Browning and faint foxing to the verso. A previous owner has made a small blue coloured ink notation to the front fold over panel "F.B. 207". Size: 12mo (standard paperback). [4], 5 - 207, [1] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Teens & Young Adult; Fiction -- School Stories ; Britain/UK; 1940s; Children. Inventory No: 0126480. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0126480  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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