Books not listed Elsewhere (that I can find)

Every now and again I come across a book that even Google can not find for sale and Amazon has listed for a high price, but not available. They may be rare because they are crap (technical term), and no one bought them, or they may be in high demand, were not reprinted or something else.

img_20211019_162212

Mantissa of Death by David Lewis

“Awaiting secret agent Richard Carlton in the Caribbean – danger torture, and the attention of a beautiful Communist spy” This is a UK Digit pb published in 1964. I can’t find out anything about the book or the author on ABE or Google. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£15.00

Gangsters All by George Stanley

This is a 32 page stapled booklet published by Mitre Press, undated but Mitre published the first edition (and as far as I know only edition) of this book in 1945. I can’t find much out about George Stanley but he seems to have been published from 1932 to 1950. The cover (which I like) is by “Vic” Posted to any UK address

£30.00

Death on Delivery – Mystery Thriller by F.W.Gumley published in 1944 (first and perhaps “only” edition) by The Mitre Press, London. I can find this listed but Gumley seems to have had much more success as a Children’s author, I have found the book mentioned, but not for sale and can’t find the covers illustrated anywhere (apart fromm on my own Facebook page.

Death on Delivery by F.W,Gumley 1944

A typical “Mushroom publication from Mitre Press, 32 page stapled (rusting) booklet. I didn’t want to be too aggressive with the dust stains as otherwise the book is vg. Posted to UK address

£15.00

Kit Corelli TV Stylist by Eleanor Arnett Nash SOLD

BEANO

Beano Comic Library

The Bash street Kids Concert Party

BEANO Comic Library No. 10 1″ missing from bottom of rear cover. In post to UK

£2.50

Little Plum in Plumb Dancing

Beano Comic Library No. 34

£3.50

Simply Smiffy

BEANO Comic Library No. 144

£2.50

Little Plumb

Beano Comic Library No 156 To UK Address

£2.50

“Little Plug”

BEANO Comic Library No 166 Posted to UK address

£2.50

Minnie the Minx in Miss Glamour

BEANO Comic Library No. 179

£2.50

The Beano Book 1995

Clean unclipped but name plate filled in Through post to UK address

£4.00

Mary Angela Dickens

Smike & Dotheboys Hall and other stories

Tiny Tim – Oliver Twist – Pip’s Adventure

As retold by Mary Angela Dickens illustrated by Harold Copping, published by Raphael Tuck undated £2.50 each.

ENID BLYTON – Noddy etc.

Enid Blyton Benjy and the Others (1955 1st) is the only rare book among this lot, crossed out names on front free endpaper otherwise vg+, printed boards no dj. SOLD

All other titles £1.00

Enid Blyton Noddy and His Car and Noddy Goes to School

Sheila Hodgetts – Toby Twirls No. 2

Kitty Styles & Mary Kendal Lee Nicholas Thomas and Timothy No.5

img_20211019_162253

Enid Byton – The Ship of Adventure

Armada Paperback fine Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

Stock

AutherTitlePublisherPriceConditionDateEdition
Blyton EnidFun for the Secret SevenKnight£1.00vg
Blyton EnidMischief at St Rollo’sArmada£2.50vg+1986
Blyton EnidThe Adventurous FourArmada£2.50f1974
Blyton EnidThe Adventurous Four AgainArmada£2.50f1974
Blyton EnidThe Castle of adventureArmada£2.50vg-1974
Blyton EnidThe Island of AdventureArmada£2.50vg
Blyton EnidThe Mystery of the Strange BundleBag 32£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Naughtiest Girl is a MonitorArmada£1.00vg-1978rep
Blyton EnidThe Ragamuffin MysteryArmada£2.50vg1974rep
Blyton EnidThe Rat-a-Tat MysteryArmada£2.50f1974
Blyton EnidThe Riloby Fair MysteryArmada£2.50f1974
Blyton EnidThe Rockingdown MysteryArmada£2.50vg1974rep
Blyton EnidThe Rockingdown MysteryArmada£2.50vg1986rep
Blyton EnidThe Rubadub MysteryArmada£2.50f1974rep
Blyton EnidThe Sea of AdventureArmada£2.50vg+19691st
Blyton EnidThe Secret of Moon CastleArmada£2.50vg-1974rep
Blyton EnidThe Ship of AdventureArmada£2.50f19691st

If you are interested in any of the above titles and want more information please let me know and I can either answer your questions, send a PayPal invoice or make any other arrangement. Note that the price shown above does not include shipping.

BUNTER – Billy & Bessie

Stock

AutherTitlePublisherPrice
Richards FrankBilly Bunte and the Crooked CaptainMerlin£2.50
Richards FrankBilly Bunter – SportsmanMerlin£5.00
Richards FrankBilly Bunter and the School RebellionMerlin£5.00
Richards FrankBilly Bunter and the Secret EnemyMerlin£2.00
Richards FrankBilly Bunter’s Bad LuckArmada£2.50
Richards FrankBilly Bunters BeanfeastFour Square£3.00
Richards FrankBilly Bunters ConvictMerlin£2.50
Richards FrankBilly Bunter’s Postal OrderArmada£2.50
Richards FrankBunter and the Phantom of the TowersArmada£2.50
Richards FrankBunter’s Holiday CruiseArmada£2.50
Richards HildaBessie Bunter and the Gold RobbersMerlin£2.50
Richards HildaBessie Bunter Joins the CircusMerlin£2.50

Stock check update

Stock

Nelson Lee Library

The Stigma of Shame or St. Frank’s on the Brink

Stock

AutherTitlePublisherPrice
Blighton EnidThe Ring O’Bells MysteryArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidFun for the Secret SevenKnight£1.00
Blyton EnidMischief at St Rollo’sArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Adventurous FourArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Adventurous Four AgainArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Castle of adventureArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Island of AdventureArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Mystery of the Strange BundleBag 32£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Naughtiest Girl is a MonitorArmada£1.00
Blyton EnidThe Ragamuffin MysteryArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Rat-a-Tat MysteryArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Riloby Fair MysteryArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Rockingdown MysteryArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Rockingdown MysteryArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Rubadub MysteryArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Sea of AdventureArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Secret of Moon CastleArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Ship of AdventureArmada£2.50
Bond MichaelA Bear Called PaddingtonArmada Lion£1.00
Bond MichaelPaddington AbroadArmada Lion£1.00
Bond MichaelPaddington Marches onArmada Lion£1.00
Brooks E SearlesThe Stigma of ShameNelson Lee£3.00
Carroll LewisThrough the Looking GlassPuffin£3.50
Crompton RichmalWilliam and the Masked RangerArmada£3.00
Crompton RichmalWilliam and the Pop SingersArmada£2.00
Crompton RichmalWilliam the GangsterMerlin£2.50
Crompton RichmalWilliam the OutlawArmada£2.00
Dixon Franklin WHardy Boys #70 Voodoo PlotArmada£2.50
Dixon Franklin WHardy Boys : Hunting for Hidden GoldArmada£2.50
Dixon Franklin WHardy Boys : The Mystery of the Chinese Junk #34Armada£2.50
Dixon Franklin WHardy Boys : The Outlaw’s Silver #65Armada£2.50
Dixon Franklin WThe Hardy Boys : Haunted Fort #3Armanda£2.50
Feldstein, Albert BThe MAD FrontierSignet£2.50
Gregory Sir RichardDiscoveryPuffin£3.00
Henty G AA March on LondonHB£15.00
Henty G ABonnie Prince CharlieHB£15.00
Henty G ABy England’s AidHB£15.00
Henty G AFor Name and Fame£15.00
Henty G AIn the Reighn of TerrorHB£15.00
Henty G AOne of the 28th£15.00
Henty G ASt Bartholomew’s EveHB£15.00
Henty G AThe Tiger of Mysore£15.00
Henty G AWhen London BurnedHB£15.00
Henty G AWith Lee in VirginiaHB£15.00
Henty G AWith Moore at CorunnaHB£15.00
Henty G AWith Wolfe in Canada£15.00
Henty G AWulf the Saxon£15.00
Johns W EBiggles Air CommadoreArmada£5.00
Johns W EBiggles and the Plot that FailedKnight£2.50
Johns W EBiggles The Rescue FlightArmada£2.50
Kipling RudyardThe Mowgli StoriesPan£3.00
Martin DonMAD’s Don Martin comes on StrongSignet£2.50
Pudney JohnTuesday AdventureScottie£7.50
Richards FrankBilly Bunter – SportsmanMerlin£5.00
Richards FrankBilly Bunter and the School RebellionMerlin£5.00
Richards FrankBilly Bunter and the Secret EnemyMerlin£2.00
Saville MalcolmChristmas at NettlefordArmada£2.50
Saville MalcolmTwo Fair PlaitsArmada£2.50
Skipper MervynThe Meeting PoolPuffin£5.00
Sperry ArmstrongThe Boy Who Was AfraidKnight£1.00
Stevenson Robert LouisKidnappedPuffin£2.50
Vivian E. ChambersThe Adventures of Robin HoodAirmont£2.00
Williamson ThamesNorth after SealsPuffin£2.50

HARDY BOYS – Franklin W Dixon

Stock

TitlePublisherPriceLetterNumberEditionDate
Arctic Patrol MysteryArmada£2.50C2rep1977
Cave-inArmada£2.50761985
Danger on Vampire TrailArmada£2.50421st1987
Footprints Under the WindowArmada£2.50231984
Game Plan for DisasterArmada£2.50741st1984
Haunted FortArmanda£2.503rep
Hunting for Hidden GoldArmada£2.5025
Revenge of the Desert PhantomArmada£2.50821st1987
Sign of Crooked ArrowArmada£2.50C19rep1977
Sky SabotageArmada£2.50771st1985
The Billion Dollar RansomArmada£2.50712nd1986
The Blackwing PuzzleArmada£2.50801st1986
The Clue of the Broken BladeArmada£2.50371st1985
The Clue of the EmbersArmada£2.50201983
The Clue of the Screeching OwlArmada£2.5091984
The Crisscross ShadowArmada£2.5024rep1984
The Demon’s DenArmada£2.50C791st1986
The Four-Headed DragonArmada£2.50671st1983
The Ghost of Skeleton RockArmada£2.50361st1984
The Great Airport MysteryArmada£2.5018rep1983
The Hooded Hawk Mystery #29Armada£2.50ISBN29
The Infinity ClueArmada£2.50681st1983
The Mark on the DoorArmada£4.00C271st1977
The Mummy CaseArmada£2.50611st1982
The Mystery at Devil’s PawArmada£2.50351st1984
The Mystery of Cabin IslandArmada£4.00C26rep1978
The Mystery of Smugglers CoveArmada£2.50621st1982
The Mystery of the Aztec WarriorArmada£2.5011985
The Mystery of the Chinese Junk #34Armada£2.5034
The Mystery of the Disappearing FloorArmada£2.5051985
The Mystery of the Melted CoinsArmada£2.5071984
The Mystery of the Missing FriendsArmada£2.50321984
The Mystery of the Spiral BridgeArmada£2.50C8rep1977
The Mystery of the Whale TattooArmada£2.5041986
The Outlaw’s SilverArmada£2.50651st1983
The Outlaw’s Silver #65Armada£2.5065
The Phantom FreighterArmada£2.50391st1985
The Roaring River MysteryArmada£2.50781st1985
The Secret Agent on Flight 101Armada£2.5030rep1985
The Secret of Pirates HillArmada£2.5014rep1987
The Secret of Skull MountainArmada£2.50401st1986
The Secret of the CavesArmada£4.00C131st1977
The Secret of Wildcat SwampArmada£2.50381st1985
The Shattered HelmetArmada£2.50451st1988
The Shore Road MysteryArmada£2.50171st1980
The Sinister SignpostArmada£2.50221979
The Skline PuzzleArmada£2.50831st1987
The Stone IdolArmada£2.50631982
The Submarine CaperArmada£2.50661st1983
The Swamp MonsterArmada£2.50811st1986
The Tower TreasureArmada£2.50311st1982
The Twisted ClawArmada£2.50111984
The Vanishing ThievesArmada£2.50641983
The Viking Symbol MysteryArmada£2.50331st1983
The Wailing Siren MysteryArmada£2.50121984
The Yellow Feather MysteryArmada£2.50281983
Trapped at SeaArmada£2.50731st1984
Voodoo PlotArmada£2.50C701st1983
What Happened at MidnightArmada£2.50C21rep1977
While the Clock TickedArmada£2.50101981
Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys – Super SleuthsArmada£2.50C21491983

and a cross over

Children’s – Very partial stock check

collage Children

I have not done a stock check on the Children’s books for years, the above happen to be new additions. The list below is a very very limited sample of my stock.
Blighton Enid The Ring O’Bells Mystery Armada C 532 1st 1967 vg+ £2.50
Blyton Enid Fun for the Secret Seven Knight 0 vg £1.00
Blyton Enid Mischief at St Rollo’s Armada C 2027 1986 anon vg+ £2.50
Blyton Enid The Adventurous Four Armada C 381 1974 anon f £2.50
Blyton Enid The Adventurous Four Again Armada C 382 1974 anon f £2.50
Blyton Enid The Castle of adventure Armada C 208 1974 anon f £2.50
Blyton Enid The Island of Adventure Armada C 166 anon vg £2.50
Blyton Enid The Mystery of the Strange Bundle Bag 32 0 £2.50
Blyton Enid The Naughtiest Girl is a Monitor Armada C 503 rep 1978 anon vg- £1.00
Blyton Enid The Ragamuffin Mystery Armada C 596 rep 1974 anon vg £2.50
Blyton Enid The Rat-a-Tat Mystery Armada C 606 1974 anon f £2.50
Blyton Enid The Riloby Fair Mystery Armada C 720 1974 anon f £2.50
Blyton Enid The Rockingdown Mystery Armada C 563 rep 1974 anon vg £2.50
Blyton Enid The Rockingdown Mystery Armada C 1569 rep 1986 anon vg £2.50
Blyton Enid The Rubadub Mystery Armada C 759 rep 1974 anon f £2.50
Blyton Enid The Sea of Adventure Armada C 259 1st 1969 anon vg+ £2.50
Blyton Enid The Secret of Moon Castle Armada C 422 rep 1974 anon f £2.50
Blyton Enid The Ship of Adventure Armada C 285 rep 1974 anon f £2.50
Bond Michael A Bear Called Paddington Armada Lion C 428 vg £1.00
Bond Michael Paddington Abroad Armada Lion C 609 vg £1.00
Bond Michael Paddington Marches on Armada Lion C 796 vg £1.00
Carroll Lewis Through the Looking Glass Puffin 44 1st 1948 vg £3.50
Crompton Richmal William and the Masked Ranger Armada C 707 1973 vg+ £3.00
Crompton Richmal William and the Pop Singers Armada C 1020 1st 1975 vg+ £2.00
Crompton Richmal William the Gangster Merlin m 17 1st vg+ £2.50
Crompton Richmal William the Outlaw Armada C 603 vg+ £2.00
Dixon Franklin W Hardy Boys #70 Voodoo Plot Armada C 1831 1st 1983 anon vg £2.50
Dixon Franklin W Hardy Boys : Hunting for Hidden Gold Armada 2207 £2.50
Dixon Franklin W Hardy Boys : The Mystery of the Chinese Junk #34 Armada 2158 £2.50
Dixon Franklin W Hardy Boys : The Outlaw’s Silver #65 Armada 1826 £2.50
Dixon Franklin W The Hardy Boys : Haunted Fort #3 Armanda 814 £2.50
Feldstein, Albert B The MAD Frontier Signet 4981 £2.50
Gregory Sir Richard Discovery Puffin 40 1st vg £3.00
Henty G A A March on London HB HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A Bonnie Prince Charlie HB HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A By England’s Aid HB HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A For Name and Fame HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A In the Reighn of Terror HB HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A One of the 28th HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A St Bartholomew’s Eve HB HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A The Tiger of Mysore HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A When London Burned HB HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A With Lee in Virginia HB HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A With Moore at Corunna HB HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A With Wolfe in Canada HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A Wulf the Saxon HB 0 £15.00
Johns W E Biggles Air Commodore Armada 40 1st £5.00
Johns W E Biggles and the Plot that Failed Knight 10460 vg £2.50
Johns W E Biggles The Rescue Flight Armada C 14 1st 1962 vg £2.50
Kipling Rudyard The Mowgli Stories Pan 50 2nd Pares vg £3.00
Martin Don MAD’s Don Martin comes on Strong Signet 6386 £2.50
Pudney John Tuesday Adventure Scottie J 14 £7.50
Richards Frank Billy Bunter – Sportsman Merlin 44 1st £5.00
Richards Frank Billy Bunter and the School Rebellion Merlin 13 1st £5.00
Richards Frank Billy Bunter and the Secret Enemy Merlin M 14 1967 vg+ £2.00
Saville Malcolm Christmas at Nettleford Armada C 365 1st 1970 anon vg- £2.50
Saville Malcolm Two Fair Plaits Armada C 159 1st 1966 anon vg £2.50
Skipper Mervyn The Meeting Pool Puffin 83 1st £5.00
Sperry Armstrong The Boy Who Was Afraid Knight 0 vg £1.00
Stevenson Robert Louis Kidnapped Puffin 34 £2.50
Vivian E. Chambers The Adventures of Robin Hood Airmont CL 67 vg £2.00
Williamson Thames North after Seals Puffin PS 28 1st vg £2.50

Childrens Stock Check

I haven’t really started a proper stock check of children’s books yet but just added six new (not new books, new to the catalogue) titles.collage children
Blighton Enid The Ring O’Bells Mystery Armada C 532 1st 1967 vg+ £2.50
Crompton Richmal William the Gangster Merlin m 17 1st vg+ £2.50
Saville Malcolm Christmas at Nettleford Armada C 365 1st 1970 anon vg- £2.50
Saville Malcolm Two Fair Plaits Armada C 159 1st 1966 anon vg £2.50
Stevenson Robert Louis Kidnapped Puffin 34 £2.50
Crompton Richmal William and the Masked Ranger Armada C 707 1973 vg+ £3.00
Crompton Richmal William and the Pop Singers Armada C 1020 1st 1975 vg+ £2.00
Crompton Richmal William the Outlaw Armada C 603 vg+ £2.00
Dixon Franklin W Hardy Boys #70 Voodoo Plot Armada C 1831 1st 1983 anon vg £2.50
Dixon Franklin W Hardy Boys : Hunting for Hidden Gold Armada 2207 £2.50
Dixon Franklin W Hardy Boys : The Mystery of the Chinese Junk #34 Armada 2158 £2.50
Dixon Franklin W Hardy Boys : The Outlaw’s Silver #65 Armada 1826 £2.50
Feldstein, Albert B The MAD Frontier Signet 4981 £2.50
Henty G A A March on London HB HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A Bonnie Prince Charlie HB HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A By England’s Aid HB HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A For Name and Fame HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A In the Reighn of Terror HB HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A One of the 28th HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A St Bartholomew’s Eve HB HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A The Tiger of Mysore HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A When London Burned HB HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A With Lee in Virginia HB HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A With Moore at Corunna HB HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A With Wolfe in Canada HB 0 £15.00
Henty G A Wulf the Saxon HB 0 £15.00
Johns W E Biggles Air Commadore Armada 40 1st £5.00
Johns W E Biggles and the Plot that Failed Knight 10460 vg £2.50
Johns W E Biggles The Rescue Flight Armada C 14 1st 1962 vg £2.50
Kipling Rudyard The Mowgli Stories Pan 50 2nd Pares vg £3.00
Martin Don MAD’s Don Martin comes on Strong Signet 6386 £2.50
Pudney John Tuesday Adventure Scottie J 14 £7.50
Richards Frank Billy Bunter – Sportsman Merlin 44 1st £5.00
Richards Frank Billy Bunter and the School Rebellion Merlin 13 1st £5.00
Richards Frank Billy Bunter and the Secret Enemy Merlin M 14 1967 vg+ £2.00
Skipper Mervyn The Meeting Pool Puffin 83 1st £5.00
Williamson Thames North after Seals Puffin PS 28 1st vg £2.50
Dixon Franklin W The Hardy Boys : Haunted Fort #3 Armanda 814 £2.50
Carroll Lewis Through the Looking Glass Puffin 44 1st 1948 vg £3.50

The SLEEPING BEAUTY ill. Roland Pym – Peepshow book

I have found four copies of this for sale, one in France and three in the USA. The cheapest is for sale at £51.21 (£70 with p&p to UK). This copy has had a few repairs and as you see (like all other copies for sale) is slightly bumped at the edges. If you are interested contact me and I will send more detailed photos. I am asking £20.00 for this copy.

The Sleeping Beauty (1)

Sleeping Beauty collageThe Sleeping Beauty (7)

%d bloggers like this: