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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 first edition, in its original dustwrapper, of this unusual and hard to find title.
A well preserved copy of the 1949 Rupert annual by Express Newspapers.
A first-thus Puffin paperback edition of the first of Hugh Lofting's "Doctor Dolittle" novels.
The Exploits of Moominpappa by Tove Jansson The Exploits of Moominpappa
Tove Jansson. 1st Thus edition. 1969.
The first Puffin paperback edition of this story.
An early Puffin edition of Alan Garner's mystical story.
The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupery The Little Prince
Antoine Saint-Exupery. 1st Thus edition. 1962.
A first-thus Puffin paperback edition of Saint-Exupery's classic tale.
An early reprint of Astrid Lindgren's well known Pippi Longstocking stories, in it's original dustwrapper.
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

A curious book in Raphael Tuck's "Furry Mascot" series - the elephant on the front cover is depicted in raised, black felt.
The popular annual for school girls from the 1930s.
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!
A good copy of this unusual item, in close to very good condition.
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.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll. 1933.
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.
This is the story of Squirrel, in the Deep Wood series, who invents a miraculous and highly secret Flying Machine...