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A short selection of books from our catalogue that are interesting, rare or unusual - or which we just happen to like for some reason! Click on the pictures to see the books' full descriptions.


A very good hardback copy, with an intact dustwrapper, of this increasingly scarce edition of B.B.'s classic tale.
The Bumper Gumdrop Omnibus by Val Biro The Bumper Gumdrop Omnibus
Val Biro. 1st edition. 1989.
Five "Gumdrop" stories in one volume.
Both volumes of the Robert Graves retelling of the Greek myths, in almost as-new condition.
The Eight Famous Engines by Rev Wilbert Awdry The Eight Famous Engines
Rev Wilbert Awdry. Reprint edition. 1979.
A 1970s reprint in very good condition, signed on the title page by the Rev. W. Awdry.
The Golden Age by Kenneth Grahame The Golden Age
Kenneth Grahame. 1st Thus edition. 1928.
A nice, early edition of this memoir by the author of "The Wind in the Willows", with illustrations by E. H. Shepard.
Monkey by Wu Ch'eng-en Monkey
Wu Ch'eng-en. 1953.
A good condition copy with dustwrapper, of one of the less common editions of this classic story.
Maddy Again by Pamela Brown Maddy Again
Pamela Brown. 1972.
A worn, but serviceable copy of an early edition of this title.
Black Ships Before Troy; The Story of the Illiad by Rosemary Sutcliff Black Ships Before Troy; The Story of the Illiad
Rosemary Sutcliff. Reprint edition. 1993.
Rosemary Sutcliff's illustrated retelling of the Iliad.
The Children's Hour - Little Lessons for Little Readers The Children's Hour - Little Lessons for Little Readers
circa 1920
A curious book in Raphael Tuck's "Furry Mascot" series - the elephant on the front cover is depicted in raised, black felt.
Squirrel Nutkin Jigsaw Puzzle by Beatrix Potter Squirrel Nutkin Jigsaw Puzzle
Beatrix Potter. circa 1950.
Not a book, but a boxed jigsaw puzzle, of Beatrix Potter's famous and cheeky red squirrel!
The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
Terry Pratchett. 1st edition. 2001.
A first edition in dustwrapper of Terry Pratchett's "The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents" (Doubleday, 2001, very good condition, minimal wear), signed on the title page by the author: "To Wendy, Amazing! Terry Pratchett."
Crispin - The Pig who had it all by Ted Dewan Crispin - The Pig who had it all
Ted Dewan. 1st edition. 2000.
The story of a spoiled piglet and his little friends.
A re-bound copy of the 1933 Heinemann 'Cheaper' edition of Alice, illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Simple pictures are best by Nancy Willard Simple pictures are best
Nancy Willard. 1st Thus edition. 1978.
Bold pictures illustrate a funny story about photography.