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catalogue of Elsie Jeanette Oxenham books
updated 17th August 2017

Joan, Jen and Joy by Frank Varty in Collins Girls' Annual

The first generation Abbey Girls are Joy, Joan, Jen, Rosamund and Maidlin and they live next door to a ruined Abbey which has a great hold on their lives and imaginations as they strive to live up to the ideals of the long-ago monks.
There's plenty of fun in their lives with school and the Hamlet Club where they learn country dancing and each becomes May Queen.
50 books in the Abbey series, some very rare and impossible to find, leave room for many unforgettable characters and each of us has her own favourite.


I have ransacked op-shops for Abbey books, bid for them on eBay and bought some on my trip to the UK last year.
Some are good, some look a bit old and tired - well, they are over 50 years old!

(I don't have any of the ubiquitous Children's Press versions with their abridged text which removes all the interesting philosophical bits and the dancing.)

If they've got a dust jacket I have given them protective plastic sleeves:
those without djs have gained a scanned dust jacket copied from my own collection and a protective sleeve, so they will look good on your shelf.
(The scanned dj doesn't always match the book eg. a Seagull jacket on an Abbey School book and vice-versa - but they look smart.)

Now they're ready for adoption!

Listed in the reading order suggested by Pat Mayfield and Monica Godfrey:



Island to Abbey - Survival and Sanctuary in the Books of Elsie J. Oxenham 1907-1959
by Stella Waring and Sheila Ray; Girls Gone By Publishers 2006
A paperback book in very good condition, not ex-library. There are no names, clean white pages, tight binding with uncreased spine and clean stiff card covers featuring covers from some of EJO's books. The usual meticulously presented book from Girls Gone By with introductory notes and many illustrations including some colour reproductions of those elusive dust jackets and a pictorial map of the UK "The World of the Abbey Girls".

Island to Abbey tracks EJO's development as a writer from her first book Goblin Island to the Abbey books and the Hamlet Club. The authors trace the many connections between all the books which is fascinating.

 


#01 Girls of the Hamlet Club
: a sumptuous edition of the first in the Abbey series - before the advent of Joy, Joan and Jen - and telling how the Hamlet Club started under the auspices of Cicely. Their club was a secret until a crisis at Miss Macy's school brought them into the public eye.

OX01/1: new paperback published 2012 by the Elsie J. Oxenham Society UK. There are no names, clean white pages and tight binding with uncreased spine. The stiff card covers have no marks. 4 beautiful coloured pictures. $50
Society has sold out




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#02 The Abbey Girls: The Hamlet Girls meet Joan and Joy who are living in a ruined Abbey with Joan's mother. Joan is offered a scholarship to attend Miss Macy's school, but thinks Joy needs it more. A pivotal Abbey story which makes the succeeding books more enjoyable.

OX02/1: Collins 'fat red' no date, looks 1930s, hb with dj GD/GD, small name on fep, foxing on first few pages and closed page edges, clean red boards, clipped dj has some creasing and a small chunk missing top of spine. Coloured frontispiece same as the dj: 'There stood the Abbey Girl' ready to show the Hamlet Club Girls around the Abbey. $100

OX02/2: Collins no date, looks 1920s, fat blue hb in good condition with decorated boards (Joy rambling across the hills), no dust jacket, no names, foxing on title page. Coloured frontispiece:'The girls knew the value of having a pretty Queen' $150



#04 Schooldays at the Abbey: Jen is new at Miss Macy's school and soon becomes friends with the Abbey Girls and Jandy Mac, who is very interested to see Joan crowned as May Queen - but maybe Jandy Mac is the real owner of the Hall...

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(frontispiece from first edition)





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#06 Stowaways in the Abbey: Jen helps Timothy who is facing a false accusation and by breaking into Marchwood Manor, finds out the truth about her locket.


OX06/2: Abbey School 1958 hb with dj GD/GD, Jen in green dressinggown, coloured frontispiece, inscription on fep and foxing, beige pages with tanned edges, chunk missing top rh corner of front dj and 2 cm tear at bottom. $8

multiple copies


#07 Schoolgirl Jen at the Abbey: Jen at 14, spending an exciting holiday at the Hall with Joan and Joy - discoveries in the Abbey and helping the villagers.

OX07/1: Seagull 1957 hb with scanned dj for the front, rest original GD/--, name and 1957 date on fep, clean cream pages and clean blue boards. Coloured frontispiece: "It was a small metal box, rusted and discoloured." $10

multiple copies

 


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#08 Strangers at the Abbey:
Joan's cousin Rykie comes to stay at the Hall and secretly brings her half-brother Angus to steal Jehane's jewels.

OX08/2: Abbey School 1960 hb with dj VG/VG, coloured frontispiece, cream pages, dj has slightest chipping top and bottom of spine. $8
multiple copies


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#09 Selma at the Abbey
: Angus brings his girlfriend to stay at the Hall with Joy, Joan and Jen.

OX09/1: Abbey School 1961 hb with scanned dj GD/--, name, few spots of foxing, tanned page edges, red boards. Coloured frontispiece "Dark daughter of the Vikings!" $10
OX09/2: Seagull 1957 hb with scanned dj GD/--, name, slight foxing on closed page edges, clean white pages, blue boards.
Coloured frontispiece "Dark daughter of the Vikings!" $10


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#10 Tomboys at the Abbey:
Jen and Jack spend a wonderful term at the Hall with Joy and Joan. There's prep and cricket, midnight pillowfights, secret tunnels to discover and Gudrun to be groomed for stardom.

OX10/1: Abbey School 1960 hb with dj VG/VG, coloured frontispiece, cream pages, dj has slightest chipping top and bottom of spine. $30



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#11: The Abbey Girls Go Back to School: "We're doing it all wrong" shrieks Jen and all of them have a wonderful time at the Cheltenham folk-dance school where they learn to do it right and meet Madame and the Pixie. There's romance for Joan and Cicely and tragedy for Joy and Jen.

OX11/3: Collins no date, hardback book in good condition, no dust jacket, not ex-library. The front end-paper has been removed so no names, clean cream pages, a few spots of foxing on closed page edges, tight binding and clean red board covers with bumped corners. Looks to be a 1920s printing from the frontispiece by Elsie Anna Wood.
One coloured frontispiece plate "She stood on a chair, encouraging and explaining" as Jen teaches folk-dancing to the children near her Yorkshire home. AU$30





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#13 Jen of the Abbey School: features Jen before and after the accident at Cheltenham Dancing School. The first part is about her activities at home in Yorkshire, being a dutiful loving daughter and teaching folk-dancing to the miners' children in the village. After the accident she is kept company by Joan and the second part involves the girls of Rocklands School.


OX13/2: Collins Seagull 1949 hardback book in good condition, no dust jacket, not ex-library.
There are no names, clean cream pages, a few spots of foxing on page edges, tight binding and clean blue board covers with bumped corners. AU$6


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#14 The New Abbey Girls
: Joan is married and Joy is alone - but not for long. Jen is staying at the Hall when Joy adopts two very different girls, Rosamund and Maidlin - and a whole new world of friends, fun and belonging opens out for Maidlin.
Note that if you have the Children's Press edition of this story you have a heavily cut version: this is the full story, a pivotal one in the Abbey saga.

OX14/1: Girls Gone By Publishers UK 2008 New paperback, reprint of 1923 edition with coloured frontispiece of Jen dancing a morris jig in the orchard and b&w plates illustrated by Elsie Wood, a lovely edition. Extras include publishing history and the popularity of folk dancing. $30

OX14/2: Collins Clear-Type Publishing, no date - possibly 1940s - hardback book in good condition with scanned dust jacket, not ex-library. It has been professionally restored with new cream end-papers, clean cream pages, tight binding and clean red/orange/red board covers slightly mottled and silver titles. There are no names. The scanned dust jacket (not the original) in a plastic sleeve is there to protect the book. $50




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#16 The Abbey Girls in Town
: Ruth visits her cousins Mary and Biddy in London and finds them deeply involved in country dancing and their new friendship with the Abbey girls. Joy has a proposal from "the man next door".


OX16/1: Collins "fat red" 1947 hb with photocopied dj GD/--, coloured, frontispiece "they had tea by the fireside", clean cream pages, inscription and browning on fep, clean red boards. $25


OX16/2: Collins no date, looks 1930s, fat blue hb in good condition with decorated boards, no dust jacket, a presentation plate dated 1930 on the fep, a name on the half-title page and foxing through to chapter 1. Coloured frontispiece:'They all drank in turns' with a pretty Maidlin in front of a fire with Mary Dorothy and Biddy, plus 2 b&w plates $80


 

#17 Queen of the Abbey Girls: Jen is crowned Queen Brownie and fights her attraction for Ken - good faithful Ken playing cricket with her and waiting to be a support when Jen's father is taken ill. Joy is engaged, Mary is living at the Hall.

 

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#18 The Abbey Girls Win Through: Jen is engaged but devastated by news of her mother's death just four months after her father has died. Joy comes home from her honeymoon having left Andrew to go on one last safari - but he doesn't return.

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#19 The Abbey Girls at Home
: Betty comes to visit Jen at the Hall but is injured and is nursed by Jen and Rosamund. Joy's demands place a strain on everyone and eventually she pulls herself together. Maidlin decides to become her friend rather than her "daughter". Joan comes home from overseas.

OX19/1: Collins "fat beige" 1947 hb with dj GD/GD, coloured frontispiece "the brakes screamed wildly", presentation plate on fep, clean beige boards . $25 x2

OX19/3: Collins 1949 hb with scanned dj GDS/--, inscription on fep, very clean smooth pages, $10

 

#22 The Abbey Girls Play Up: this novel reintroduces Cecily from A Camp Mystery. She has been "adopted" by the Guides, Maribel and Rosalind and is attending Joan's folk-dancing classes. Jen and Joan recognise Cecily needs to attend Joy's music school and join Maidlin's Camp Fire.

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#23 The Abbey Girls on Trial
: Rosamund has a bombshell from her father: her is remarrying and cannot continue her allowance. She wants to support herself, and against Joy and Maidlin's wishes runs a teashop with her new young aunts. Then her father dies and there is a new baby to be considered.

OX23/1: Collins reprint 1946 hb with dj both in good condition, no names, clean cream pages, faded black board covers with additional fading at top, coloured frontispiece the same as the dustjacket, shows a sobbing Elspeth being comforted by Audrey. The clipped dustjacket has a 2 cm chunk missing from the top of the spine extending 1cm into front and back, edgewear. $100




#23a The Girls of Squirrel House: rare. This is the first part of The Abbey Girls on Trial, issued by Collins as a stand-alone with their generic picture of girls which was used to illustrate several books at that time:

Audrey and Elspeth are running a teashop when they learn that their sister has married Geoffrey Kane and they are 'aunt' to Rosamund, whom they have already met without knowing her name.

OX22a: Collins, no date, hardback in good condition with dust jacket in fair condition, no names, clean cream pages, remnants of a bookplate and 2 gold dots on the fep, tight binding and clean orange boards with one small white dot on the front. Coloured frontispiece as to the left. The clipped dust jacket has a chunk missing from top front and a piece from the top of the spine, associated tears at back top, bumping at corners. $150


 

 

#25 Rosamund's Victory: rare. Rosamund has achieved her ambition and is running a teashop and gift shop "The Rose and Squirrel" with her young aunts Audrey and Elspeth. But Eleanor wants to return to India and threatens to take baby Roddy with her. Action is required to keep him - one day he may by Earl of Kentisbury - and Ros's Abbey friends rally round to help her. Romance for Rena and Lisabel from the Rocklands series.

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#29 Damaris Dances: Damaris has always danced at school and when she travels to France with Maidlin and Rachel she has lessons in Annecy. Her dream of a small farm with bees and eggs is replaced by the desire to become a ballet dancer and she joins the Antoine Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet. But when she inserts her own steps into The Goose Girl she is sacked.

OX29/1: Oxford University Press Humphrey Milford 1940 1st ed. illustrated by Margaret Horder, fat beige hardback with red printing, no dust jacket, an inscription dated 1942 on the fep, clean cream pages, foxing on closed page edges, coloured plate frontispiece: ' "You understand, girl, you will never have finished learning." ' plus b&w drawings throughout. AU$120

 


#30a Adventure For Two: Daphne and Elsa are left orphaned, with very little money and two different dreams. Daphne stays in London at Rainbow Corner to pursue her career as a ballet dancer while Elsa does something very different in Somerset.

OXE30a: Oxford University Press Humphrey Milford 1943 1st ed. illustrated by Margaret Horder, slim red hardback with dust jacket both in good condition, a name cut from the fep, clean cream pages, foxing on fep, coloured plate frontispiece: ' "Hey! Come here!, Don't be in such a hurry!" ' plus b&w drawings throughout. AU$80




 

#30b Elsa Puts Things Right: rare. An example of an Abbey connector that weaves a character web with Nancybell to Margery to the Roses and the Abbey and is also part of the Rainbow/Rachel and Damaris series.
Nancybell and Margery are keen to set up a sweetshop in their seaside town but it seems impossible until Nancybell is left a legacy from her long-lost paternal grandfather. She would really like to run a ferry as did her maternal grandfather - but Elsa is doing that and most successfully.

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#31 Patch and a Pawn: at Kentisbury Castle, 16 year-old Geoff is the new Earl, spoilt and wilful but adored by sister Rhoda and Tansy the housekeeper's niece. Also staying are cousins Bill and Rosalie and in the village are Roger and Patch, who doesn't mind telling Geoff what an idiot he is. Then a pawn from a valuable chess set goes missing.




 

#33 Rosamund's Tuckshop: Gail comes to run the tuckshop for Woodend, a revolutionary finishing school which prepares girls for country life - the uniform is jodphurs! Rhoda is a pupil and dreads meeting Rosamund who is engaged to the Earl of Kentisbury thus usurping her beloved brother who was killed in a motorbike accident. Robin Brent and Sonia Raymond are also pupils.

OX33/1: Lutterworth Press 1950 New Edition. Hardback in good condition with photocopied dust jacket, a name and address on the first page, very clean cream pages, clean blue board covers with a tanned spine. One coloured frontispiece: '"Will you please get off the counter?", she said, polite but definite.' $150


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#34 Maidlin Bears the Torch: Rosamund is getting married, Benedicta stays at the Hall, her brother Jim thinks he is in love with Maidlin but his true love is Gail - who is coming to the wedding - and Margaret falls in a well.

OX34/1: Girls Own Paper Office London, no date, possible 1st ed. fat orange hardback without dust jacket in good condition, fep neatly removed so no names, foxing on first few pages and occasionally throughout, clean cream pages, red board covers with faded spine, slight forward lean. Coloured frontispiece: ' "Gail, tell me! Didn't you save Elizabeth from a fire?" '( The twins are forever being rescued by someone.) $300




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true 1st edition

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#38 Maid of the Abbey:
Maidlin's singing career is going well and she still has time to look after the twins while Joy is away. A new nursery governess turns out to have a voice too and becomes Maidlin's protegee. Love waits in the wings for Maidlin!

OX38/1: Seagull 1957 hb with scanned dj VG/--, name on fep, coloured frontispiece 'Lindy flung out one arm' (and once again someone is injured rescuing a twin...) lovely clean cream pages and clean blue boards $10 2 copies

OXE38/2: Silver Star edition, earlier than Seagull, 1943 1st ed. hb in very good condition with dj in good condition, not ex-library. There are no names, clean cream pages, slight remnants of a presentation plate on the fep, tight binding and clean blue board covers printed in silver. Illustrations by Heade: one b&w frontispiece plate "Lindy flung out one arm" as she rescues Margaret again + 2 other b&w plates (not present in Seagull editions.) Green-spine dj in removable plastic sleeve has chipping at top spine which has tape over it and rubbing on the back. $200



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#39 Jandy Mac Comes Back
: with her daughter Littlejan who wants to go to school at Miss Macy's. But Joan has just had a baby, so Rosamund whisks them off to stay at Kentisbury Castle where Jandy Mac prevents baby Hugh from being kidnapped.

OX39/1: Abbey School 1959 hb with dj GD/GD, coloured frontispiece, "Tansy looking troubled, said goodnight and crept away to bed", name and slight foxing on fep, also on closed page edges and bep, dj has chipping at top and bottom of spine and slight edgewear, distinctive 1950s art-work with jaunty scarf on dj. $10
OX39/4: Seagull 1948 hb with scanned horse dj GD/--, Sunday School pres. plate dated 1952 on fep, clean cream pages, clean blue boards. $6
multiple copies

OX39/5: Silver Star edition, not Seagull 1946 reprint hb with scanned horse dj GD/--, in good condition, not ex-library. There are no names, clean cream pages, tight binding and clean slightly scuffed red board covers printed in silver. One b&w frontispiece "Littlejan and Tansy" (not present in Seagull editions.) Scanned dj with pictorial spine is correct for this edition. $15



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#40 Two Joans at The Abbey
: Jandy Mac and Littlejan come to stay at the Hall and Littlejan and Jansy make an important discovery for the Abbey but are injured in the process. Maidlin is shopping for her trousseau.


OX40/1: Seagull 1950 hb with scanned Margaret Horder dj, GD/--, inscription on first page, clean cream pages, tight binding and clean blue boards. $8

OXE40/2: Silver Star edition, not Seagull 1946 reprint hb with correct scanned Margaret Horder dj GD/--, in good condition, not ex-library. There are no names, clean cream pages, tight binding and clean scuffed blue board covers printed in silver with a 1cm tear front cover/spine junction. A b&w frontispiece plate "I'm not going to stay here any longer" (a twin) and two b&w more plates. $15




#41 An Abbey Champion: Maidlin gets married with Rachel and Damaris, Jansy and the twins as her bridesmaids. Miss Macey and the Hamlet Club queens attend as well as the Camp Fire Girls. Littlejan can see that The Hamlet Club is getting stale and seeks help from the President: together they organise a weekend dancing school and revive the old folk-dance play of St George and the Dragon.

 



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#42 Robins at the Abbey
: Joy is annoyed that Robin has inherited Plas Quellyn in Wales instead of it coming to one of her sons, but when Robin is in trouble, Joy is the first to help her.

OXE42/1: Silver Star edition, not Seagull, 1947 hb with scanned Seagull dj, illustrated by Margaret Horder with 4 b&w plates including frontispiece, no names, clean cream pages and clean dark navy boards. $10




#44 Margery Meets the Roses: Margery from Adventure for Two goes to Rainbows to open a sweetshop where she meets the Rose sisters. A reticence about them makes her curious - who are they? - and can they help Rainbows when it looks as if the experimental village must fold?

 



 

#45 A Fiddler for the Abbey: rare Nanta Rose from Rainbows and now Kentisbury Castle meets the second generation Abbey girls and EJO's two main series mesh. Rosamund is happy to see Nanta, Littlejan and Jansy becoming friends and Jansy rising to the occasion when the Hamlet Club is in crisis.

 

 

 



#46 Guardians of the Abbey
: very rare Joan offers the job of Abbey Guardians to Rachel and Damaris. Rachel loves it: she can write books and help the next generation of Abbey girls. For Damaris it is second best: an accident has cut short her promising career as a dancer but she is courageous and struggles to make the best of it.

OXE46: Frederick Muller London 1950 (1st ed.) illustrated by Margaret Horder, hardback book with dust jacket, both in good condition, not ex-library. There are no names, foxing inside front and back covers, clean cream pages, clipped dust jacket has slight chipping at top of spine and front rh corner. One b&w drawing as frontispiece: "Did you know they were there?" plus b&w drawings throughout the text. $500

 




#47 Rachel in the Abbey
: very rare Benedicta returns to the Abbey and finds the new Guardians, Rachel and Damaris. She realises how important Rachel has become to the younger generation who look on her as their "Abbot". The Hamlet Club is brought through a crisis; Joy returns home to settle and Littlejan bravely takes on new responsibilities.

 

 





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#48 A Dancer From the Abbey:
Damaris plans to return to dancing to Rachel's disappointment and after 6 months therapy she has a triumphant return to the stage. But love intervenes and she decides to marry Brian.

OX48/1: Seagull 1956 hb with scanned dj GD/--, coloured frontispiece "they climbed the stony track", a written name on the fep, clean beige pages and clean blue boards. Scanned dust jacket . $12



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#49 The Song of the Abbey
: Nanta stays on at school to help the Hamlet Club and finds her musical talent - and true love.

OXE49/1: Collins 1954 1st edition, not Seagull, hardback book without original dust jacket, in good condition, not ex-library.
There are no names, clean cream pages, tight binding and marked and scuffed board covers. The scanned dust jacket (not original) in a new plastic sleeve is there to protect the book and make it look nice on your shelf. It is the correct one for this edition, showing the twins listening to music on the spine. One coloured plate as frontispiece: "They walked through the garden." $20

OXE49/2: Collins Abbey School 1958 hb in good condition with dj in poor condition, a 2cm piece cut from top of front end paper, so no names, clean cream pages, tight binding and clean red boards. The unclipped dj has edgewear, tears and creasing. #10



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#50 Two Queens at the Abbey
: The Hamlet Club doesn't want the twins as queens, so it's up to Elizabeth and Margaret to grow out of their babyish ways and prove their worth.


OXE50/2: Collins Abbey School 1959 hb in good condition with scanned dj, no names, clean tanned pages, tight binding and clean red boards. The scanned dust jacket (not original) in a new plastic sleeve is there to protect the book and make it look nice on your shelf. One coloured plate as frontispiece: "The twins were running the party.".

 

  NON-ABBEY

Goblin Island: Girls Gone By Publishers 2007
A paperback book in very good condition, not ex-library. There are no names, clean white pages, tight binding with uncreased spine and clean stiff card covers featuring covers from some of EJO's books. The usual meticulously presented book from Girls Gone By with introductory notes and many illustrations from the original early editions. Elsie J. Oxenham's first published work.

OXE075: Peggy, aged 18, took over the Colquhoun family when her mother died, followed by her father's death and the loss of income. They go to live on a small island set on 'Loch Avie', a fictionalised Loch Lomond.
$30

The Girls of Gwynfa: an historical novel set in Wales.

OXE072: Frederick Warne &Co London, no date given, pre-1936, hardback book in very good condition with dust jacket in good condition, not ex-library. There is a presentation plate dated 1936 on the first page, light foxing on closed page edges, clean cream pages, tight binding and clean orange covers. The clipped dust jacket in new removable plastic has slight chipping on bottom front edge, is stained on the reverse but it doesn't show through to the front. One pretty colour plate as frontispiece by Nina K. Brisley: "You do not understand. I am Owen Madoc ".
$100


Sylvia of Sarn: an unusual style for EJO - an adventure story. Megan is at school when her father sends a letter instructing her to go to North Wales and live with John Thomas of Sarn. There's a mysterious postscript just for Megan:
TAKE CARE OF SYLVIA.

OXE072: Frederick Warne &Co London, 1937 1st ed., hardback book with dust jacket, both in good condition, not ex-library.
There are no names, a strip of browning on front end-paper, foxing on first few pages and closed page edges, clean cream pages, tight binding and clean pale blue covers. The clipped dust jacket in new removable plastic has slight chipping on bottom front edge.
One colour plate as frontispiece: "She scrambled on board".
$100

 

The Testing of the Torment: second in the Torment series focusses on Tormentilla Grant who at 16 attends an all-boys school and belongs to a Campfire group.

OXE076: hardback book without dust jacket, in good condition, not ex-library. There is an undated Sunday School plate inside the front cover, there is foxing on first and last 20 pages and some in between, thick cream pages, tight binding and clean fawn board covers with a cameo illustration 'tipped-in' on the front (i.e. glued on extra).
One colour plate as frontispiece: "Marsaili lit the Love candle; then as the younger girls knelt, she recited some verses" and 3 more b&w full-page plates. $50


A Princess in Tatters:
one of EJO's Scottish series and featuring Eilidh who also appears in Schoolgirls and Scouts.

OXE052: Collins, no date, hardback without dust jacket GD/--, name and 1930 date inside front cover, clean cream pages, tight binding and clean orange cloth-covered boards with slight corner bumping. $80

 




Expelled From School:
Retta is sent to school in Switzerland but never really fits in in spite of the friendship of Pamela.

OXE074: Collins, no date, hardback book without original dust jacket, in good condition, not ex-library. There is an undated Sunday School plate inside the front cover, thick cream pages, tight binding and clean blue board covers with slight wear on spine edge. Scanned dust jacket.
One colour plate as frontispiece: "Pamela had spent all her life in Switzerland". $20

Schoolgirls and Scouts: We meet characters from "A Holiday Queen" as the Buchanan family moves to Scotland to live with cousin Janie.

OXSS: Collins hardback without original dust jacket, not ex-library, GD/--, no date given, could be 1920s. There is an inscription and a small book-shop stamp on the fep, paper remnants on the inside board covers as if a paper cover was once glued, slight foxing on closed page edges, clean cream pages, tight binding and clean red board covers stamped in black. It comes in a pretty photocopied dustjacket to make the book look nice on your shelf. Colour-plate frontispiece: "Mysie scrambled up the rocks at the side of the glen". $80


SCANNED DUST JACKETS

I will make you a dust jacket for your loved Abbey book
- provided it is one that I already have.

They look good and protect the book, examples to the left.

Charges: AU$5 each which includes a plastic library sleeve + a large Australia Post cardboard mailer (AU$5.35 March 2017)
+the cost of posting.