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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 recent addition by the publisher Girls Gone By to their catalogue of reprints of classic children's books.
The Schoolgirls' Own Annual 1937 The Schoolgirls' Own Annual 1937
1936
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!
What will they think of next? What will they think of next?

A nicely preserved copy of this hundred-year-old Guinness advertising pamphlet, containing poems set within colourful illustrations.
Adrift in the Stratosphere by Archibald Montgomery Low Adrift in the Stratosphere
Archibald Montgomery Low. Reprint edition. circa 1950.
A little classic early 20th century science-fiction!
The Enchanted Night by Harold Jones The Enchanted Night
Harold Jones. 1st edition. 1947.
A good copy of this unusual item, in close to very good condition.
The Wizard of Oz (A Pop-Up Classic) by L. Frank Baum The Wizard of Oz (A Pop-Up Classic)
L. Frank Baum. 1968.
A copy of this relatively unusual Pop-Up Wizard of Oz edition, in generally good condition, and complete with the "Emerald Spectacles" that often become lost.
Prince Caspian by Clive Staples Lewis Prince Caspian
Clive Staples Lewis. 1st edition. 1951.
A nice first edition copy of the second book in C. S. Lewis' Narnia series.
Beebo and the Fizzimen by Alain Gree Beebo and the Fizzimen
Alain Gree. 1st Thus edition. 1969.
A very good copy of the hard to obtain 1969 first English edition of Alain Gree's modern fable.
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.
Bogwoppit by Ursula Moray Williams Bogwoppit
Ursula Moray Williams. Reprint edition. 1988.
The story of Samantha and her battles against Aunt Daisy Clandorris, aided and abetted by the Bogwoppit.
Born to run by Michael Morpurgo Born to run
Michael Morpurgo. Reprint edition. 2007.
The story of a greyhound, and his relationships with the different owners he encounters.
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.
The Wizard of the Wood by Elleston Trevor The Wizard of the Wood
Elleston Trevor. 1st edition. 1948.
This is the story of Squirrel, in the Deep Wood series, who invents a miraculous and highly secret Flying Machine...