Posts Tagged: collection essentials

You just need the right bait

Fishing for Boys. By J.H. Elliot, London: George Harrap, 1961 (1967 reprint) They just don’t publish really useful hobby guides for young people like this any more, do they? And they’re clearly enjoying themselves. The two young blighters in the

You just need the right bait

Fishing for Boys. By J.H. Elliot, London: George Harrap, 1961 (1967 reprint) They just don’t publish really useful hobby guides for young people like this any more, do they? And they’re clearly enjoying themselves. The two young blighters in the

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From the back of the 1928 Billy Bunter Annual (which, I’m sure, was just the thing for Modern Wide-Awake boys who know What’s What, and who much prefer It neatly tucked away). … Containing everything a boy wants to know

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From the back of the 1928 Billy Bunter Annual (which, I’m sure, was just the thing for Modern Wide-Awake boys who know What’s What, and who much prefer It neatly tucked away). … Containing everything a boy wants to know

Sorry Officer…

Cop Shooter. by Kit Higson. London: OUP, 1942 (reissued 1958). Illustrated by Dorothy Fitch. This is one of my treasures. A charming story for young readers. Given as a prize for ‘progress’ by a Presbyterian Girls’ College. My, how things

Sorry Officer…

Cop Shooter. by Kit Higson. London: OUP, 1942 (reissued 1958). Illustrated by Dorothy Fitch. This is one of my treasures. A charming story for young readers. Given as a prize for ‘progress’ by a Presbyterian Girls’ College. My, how things

The most cheerful school reader ever

Gay Days. compiled by the Infants’ Reading Committee, Department of Education, New South Wales. No date, but 50-60s by the looks. Illustrated by Katherine Morris. I am particularly taken by the illustration of Father’s car on page 24, because Ms

The most cheerful school reader ever

Gay Days. compiled by the Infants’ Reading Committee, Department of Education, New South Wales. No date, but 50-60s by the looks. Illustrated by Katherine Morris. I am particularly taken by the illustration of Father’s car on page 24, because Ms

You’ll never guess

Button Jugs by Joan Margaret Fleming. London: Hammond & Hammond, 1947. Illustrated by Eloise Q. Kearney (though not this dust jacket, which seems to be signed Beattie). An excessively unkind title, you might think, particularly considering that the heroine, Miranda,

You’ll never guess

Button Jugs by Joan Margaret Fleming. London: Hammond & Hammond, 1947. Illustrated by Eloise Q. Kearney (though not this dust jacket, which seems to be signed Beattie). An excessively unkind title, you might think, particularly considering that the heroine, Miranda,

Mike’s new best friend

The Sea Queen. by Constance Savery, London: Lutterworth Press, 1965. Illustrated by Cicely Steed. “Mike is on the beach picking up wood. The beautiful Sea Queen comes drifting in to his feet…” Lucky old Mike, eh? But, no, this first

Mike’s new best friend

The Sea Queen. by Constance Savery, London: Lutterworth Press, 1965. Illustrated by Cicely Steed. “Mike is on the beach picking up wood. The beautiful Sea Queen comes drifting in to his feet…” Lucky old Mike, eh? But, no, this first

Any ideas?

Ideas for Rover Scouts. by Jack Cox. London: Herbert Jenkins, 1955. This item, as you can see, is nothing without its stirring cover illustration. There shall be no sniggering or tittering over the author’s name. That would be unworthy. Of

Any ideas?

Ideas for Rover Scouts. by Jack Cox. London: Herbert Jenkins, 1955. This item, as you can see, is nothing without its stirring cover illustration. There shall be no sniggering or tittering over the author’s name. That would be unworthy. Of