We’ve all worked with a few

Working with Tools for Fun and Profit.  By A Fredrick Collins. New Home Library, Philadelphia, 1946. (not the Fredrick Collins, please note) I must say that I’m rather taken by the cover illustration. Here we are in the 40s, when

We’ve all worked with a few

Working with Tools for Fun and Profit.  By A Fredrick Collins. New Home Library, Philadelphia, 1946. (not the Fredrick Collins, please note) I must say that I’m rather taken by the cover illustration. Here we are in the 40s, when

We all have our dreams…

What are yours? The Daisy Chain, or Aspirations. by Charlotte M Yonge. MacMillan & Co, 1915. Look at all those hopefuls on the frontispiece!

We all have our dreams…

What are yours? The Daisy Chain, or Aspirations. by Charlotte M Yonge. MacMillan & Co, 1915. Look at all those hopefuls on the frontispiece!

He’s back

Yes, it’s Coppernob in his first adventure, but second appearance here! Coppernob Buckland, by Lawrence R Bourne, Humphrey Milford/OUP (n.d., but 1920s or early 30s I’d say) Find the sequel here. This copy still had a loose publisher’s blurb inside

He’s back

Yes, it’s Coppernob in his first adventure, but second appearance here! Coppernob Buckland, by Lawrence R Bourne, Humphrey Milford/OUP (n.d., but 1920s or early 30s I’d say) Find the sequel here. This copy still had a loose publisher’s blurb inside

Tragedy comes in many guises

Cut off from Crumpets. Margaret J Baker, Methuen, London (duh), 1964. Such an English title, and such an English double entendre, but very much of the book’s time. But according to the blurb, it was very cold in England in

Tragedy comes in many guises

Cut off from Crumpets. Margaret J Baker, Methuen, London (duh), 1964. Such an English title, and such an English double entendre, but very much of the book’s time. But according to the blurb, it was very cold in England in

But, of course, ask nicely first

Roger the Ranger. by EF Pollard. SW Partridge & co. nd (‘first published in 1893 and frequently reprinted’, this copy is 20s or 30s.) No-one seems to call their children Roger any more. I can’t imagine why. It used to

But, of course, ask nicely first

Roger the Ranger. by EF Pollard. SW Partridge & co. nd (‘first published in 1893 and frequently reprinted’, this copy is 20s or 30s.) No-one seems to call their children Roger any more. I can’t imagine why. It used to

For our Australian readers

The Date Boy of Baghdad, by the Reverend Cocker. London, HR Allenson Ltd, circa 1925. The subtitle is ‘Thirty-five story-talks to young people’, and the Rev J Cocker was keen on primitive Methodism and prohibition. So, clearly, he needed other

For our Australian readers

The Date Boy of Baghdad, by the Reverend Cocker. London, HR Allenson Ltd, circa 1925. The subtitle is ‘Thirty-five story-talks to young people’, and the Rev J Cocker was keen on primitive Methodism and prohibition. So, clearly, he needed other

Does yours have a special sign?

The Sign of the Beaver. by Elizabeth George Speare. New York: Dell, 1983. What more to say? Shall I bore you with the observation that I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a confusion of publication information on so slight

Does yours have a special sign?

The Sign of the Beaver. by Elizabeth George Speare. New York: Dell, 1983. What more to say? Shall I bore you with the observation that I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a confusion of publication information on so slight