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The Special Book Room on our website houses our most collectable, rare or fragile items. Prices of Special Book Room items generally start at £90. If you wish to view our special books in person, please contact us and we will let you know whether the items are located at Stella Books (Tintern) or Rose's Books (Hay-on-Wye).
A selection of our Special Books...
WELCOME, JOSIE, CLICK AND BUN!Blyton, Enid.Illustrated by Wheeler, Dorothy M..
Stock no. 381167
George Newnes Limited. 1st. 1952. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Red boards, black titles to front and spine. 95 pages. 2 b/w illustrations to each page (180 frames) with text below. Spine and corners lightly bumped. A few tiny indentations to cover edges. Contents lovely and clean. Price-cut wrapper is just a little edge worn and ever so slightly grubby. A lovely copy of the first edition in dustwrapper. [R] Price: £90.00
THE ENID BLYTON HOLIDAY BOOKBlyton, Enid.Illustrated by Venus, Sylvia.
Stock no. 588094
Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.. 1st. 1946. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Red cloth, black titles. Two-tone illustrations and colour plates. Red and white pictorial endpapers. 288 pages. SIGNED by author to 'Michael' on half-title page. Erased inscription to half-title page and doodles on title page. Small margin tear/loss on page 55. One puzzle to page 268 has been attempted and then erased. Some grubby marks to outer page edges and a few to page margins. Pictorial wrapper has a few small edge-tears and chips and a couple of small patches of surface paper damage, with a little loss. [S] Price: £350.00
SILVER AND GOLDBlyton, Enid.Illustrated by Baumer, Lewis.
Stock no. 592635
Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. 1st. 1925. Very good condition with no wrapper. Small format, pink cloth, black titles and vignettes. Colour frontis, b/w illustrations. A charming book of poetry. Endpapers lightly browned. Spine a little faded. Covers bright. [S] Price: £140.00
THE SECRET OF MOON CASTLEBlyton, Enid. No illustrator listed.
Stock no. 1102096
Basil Blackwell. 1st. 1953. Good condition in a dustwrapper in fair condition. Beige cloth with red titles. Colour pictorial endpapers. B/w illustrations. Covers are dampstained. Some foxing. Wrapper has loss mainly to top and tail of spine. [R] Price: £100.00
MR. PINK-WHISTLE'S PARTYBlyton, Enid.Illustrated by Wheeler, Dorothy.
Stock no. 1303252
George Newnes Ltd.. 1st. 1955. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Red boards, blue titles. B/w text illustrations. Spine bumped and slightly rubbed. Tiny nick to top edge of front cover. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Some light fingermarks to page margins else a nice copy of the first edition in original wrapper which is edge worn with a section of loss to top corner (beside spine) on rear panel. [R] Price: £135.00
THE MYSTERY OF THE SPITEFUL LETTERSBlyton, Enid.Illustrated by Abbey, J..
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Stock no. 1702710
Methuen & Co. Ltd.. 1st. 1946. Very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. The fourth story of the Five Find-Outers - and Dog. Green cloth, red titles and vignette of magnifying glass to front cover. B/w illustrations. 166 pages. Spine browned. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Wrapper has 1" closed tear to top of spine and is edge-chipped. [S] Price: £150.00