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......stories that endure......

 


catalogue of Enid Blyton books
updated 6th June 2017

I am downsizing so will be adding to my Enid Blyton catalogue as I raise the courage to part with some more of my own collection. My Famous Five set has already gone!

Enid Blyton has a legion of fans of all ages: we've never cared what the critics say because we like her books. Now in fact, the critics are admitting that they are perfect to introduce the non-bookish child to the delights of reading.

Don't Anybody Dare Nobble Noddy

Here is a selection of collectables and books-for-pleasure.
All djs in new removable plastic sleeve.
(Good news – very few of the books are ex-library!)

 



ENID BLYTON - A BIOGRAPHY
by Barbara Stoney
The version of her mother's life authorized by elder daughter Gillian.
Hodder & Stoughton 1986 paperback VG/-- no names or marks, clean cream pages, tight binding with uncreased spine and clean stiff card covers. The version of her mother's life authorized by elder daughter Gillian.
STO004 $15





for sale as a set



THE ADVENTURE SERIES SET

Jack, Philip, Dinah and Lucy-Ann, together with Jack's intelligent and talkative parrot Kiki, have the most extraordinary adventures not only in England, Scotland and Wales but also abroad — Austria, Greece, the Middle East and even Tauri-Hessia!
Whether dealing with forgers, gun-runners, Nazis, traitors, mad scientists or thieves, they frequently find themselves in desperate situations. Their adventures are a step up from those of the Famous Five in that they involve aeroplanes, motor-boats, a cruise-ship, seaplanes and helicopters.

Then there are the stunning locations. Who could forget Craggy-Tops and the mysterious Isle of Gloom, not to mention castles, rivers, valleys, mountains, caves, underground passages and islands galore? I’ve always wanted to walk behind a waterfall as they did in Valley.

Adventure series complete set of 8 hardbacks with dust jackets
All published by Macmillan and illustrated by Stuart Tressilian
All wonderful wrap-around djs in removable library plastic sleeve


1. The Island of Adventure: reprint 1948, hb in good condition, dj in fair condition; clean cream pages, binding cracked at back end-paper (ie webbing can be seen) but tight binding, clean beige printed boards. Clipped dj has a 1x2cm piece removed top front near spine, chipping at spine bottom and edgewear.

2. The Castle of Adventure: reprint 1963, hb in good condition, dj in good condition; an inscription on the fep, clean cream pages, tight binding, clean yellow printed boards. Clipped dj has a small piece removed top front at C, minor chipping at spine ends.

3. The Valley of Adventure: reprint 1951, hb in good condition, dj in good condition; a few pin spots of foxing on end-papers, clean cream pages, tight binding, clean beige printed boards. Clipped dj has a closed tear across bottom spine.

4. The Sea of Adventure: reprint 1955, hb in good condition, dj in good condition; a square of tanning on each end-paper, clean cream pages, tight binding, clean beige printed boards. Unclipped dj has a 2x2cm piece missing from bottom spine and chipping at top of spine.

5. The Mountain of Adventure: reprint 1954, hb in good condition, dj in good condition; a name at the top of the fep, clean cream pages, clean beige printed boards. Clipped dj has a 1x2cm piece missing top front near spine.

6. The Ship of Adventure: reprint 1955, hb in very good condition, dj in good condition; an pencil name and address on the fep, clean cream pages, tight binding, clean yellow printed boards. Clipped dj has a 2cm tear top front at T, minor chipping at spine ends.

7. The Circus of Adventure: reprint 1960, hb in very good condition, dj in very good condition; a name on the fep, clean cream pages, tight binding, clean yellow printed boards. Clipped dj has slight chipping at spine ends.

8. The River of Adventure: 1st ed 1955, hb in very good condition, dj in very good condition; a strip of browning on each end-paper, clean cream pages, clean beige printed boards. Unclipped dj has no marks.
complete set BLY150 AU$400

 








T
HE FAMOUS FIVE

paperbacks
#1 Five On a Treasure Island: Hodder 1997 GD/-- illus. Eileen Soper BLY101 $4
#4 Five Go to Smuggler's Top: Hodder 1997 GD/-- illus. Eileen Soper BLY104 $4
#6 Five On Kirrin Island Again: Hodder 1997 GD/-- illus. Eileen Soper BLY106 $4
#7 Five Go Off to Camp: Hodder 1997 GD/-- illus. Eileen Soper BLY107 $4
#9 Five Get Into Trouble: Hodder 1997 GD/-- illus. Eileen Soper BLY108 $4
#9 Five Fall Into Adventure: Hodder 1997 GD/-- illus. Eileen Soper BLY109 $4

#11 Five Have A Wonderful Time: Knight 1980 GD/-- illus. Betty Maxey BLY102 $3




for sale as a set



















 


THE SECRET SEVEN

Brockhampton hardbacks with dustjackets, illustrations by George Brook, Bruno Kay, Burgess Sharrocks

Secret Seven complete set of 15 hardbacks - 9 first editions
All djs in removable library plastic sleeve

1. The Secret Seven: 4th imp. Brock Books 1952, hb in good condition, dj in fair condition; illustrated by George Brook in red, black & white, inked-out name and 1953 date inside front cover; white end-papers with a darker strip, clean cream pages, tight binding, clean blue hand-holding boards. Clipped dj has creasing on the front, chipping at spine ends and edgewear.

2. The Secret Seven Adventure: 7th imp. Brock Books 1957, hb with dj both in very good condition; illustrated by George Brook in red, black & white, white end-papers, clean cream pages, tight binding, clean blue hand-holding boards. The clipped dj has no marks.

 

4. Secret Seven on the Trail: 6th imp. Brock Books 1959, hb in good condition, dj in fair condition; illustrated by George Brook in red, black & white, white end-papers, clean cream pages, tight binding, clean blue hand-holding boards. The clipped dj has a strip missing from the top, chipping at spine ends, a white circle on the front and edgewear.

5. Go Ahead Secret Seven: 1st ed. Brock Books 1953, hb in very good condition, dj in good condition; illustrated by Bruno Kaye in green, black & white, white end-papers, a name and address on the fep and same name on reverse, clean cream pages, tight binding, clean blue hand-holding boards. The unclipped dj has chipping at spine ends.

6. Good Work Secret Seven: 1st ed. Brockhampton. 1954, hb in good condition with SCANNED dj, illustrated by Bruno Kaye in orange, black & white, orange diamond SS end-papers, a small name at the top of the fep, clean cream pages, tight binding, clean orange and yellow hand-holding boards.

7. Secret Seven Mystery: 1st ed. Brockhampton 1957, hb with dj both in good condition; illustrated by Burgess Sharrocks in green, black & white, green diamond SS end-papers, clean cream pages, tight binding, clean blue hand-holding boards. The clipped dj has a crease bottom front and a small chip top front corner.

8. Three Cheers Secret Seven: 1st ed. Brockhampton 1956, hb with dj both in good condition; illustrated by Burgess Sharrocks in orange, black & white, orange diamond SS end-papers, a name in the ownership box, clean cream pages, a 5cm tear at top of fep, tight binding, clean blue hand-holding boards. The unclipped dj has small chipping at spine ends.

9. Secret Seven Win Through: 1st ed. Brockhampton 1955, hb with dj both in good condition; illustrated by Bruno Kay in brown, black & white, brown diamond SS end-papers, a name on the fep, clean cream pages, tight binding, clean blue hand-holding boards. The clipped dj has chipping at spine ends and a 5cm tear top right front.

10. Puzzle For the Secret Seven: 1st ed. Brockhampton 1958, hb with dj both in good condition; illustrated by Burgess Sharrocks in red, black & white, red diamond SS end-papers, a few red biro squiggles on the fep, clean cream pages, tight binding, clean blue hand-holding boards. The unclipped dj has creasing at front flap fold.

11. Secret Seven Fireworks: 4th imp. Brockhampton 1965, hb in good condition, dj in fair condition; illustrated by Burgess Sharrocks in black & white, black diamond SS end-papers, a neat presentation plate on the half-title page, clean cream pages, tight binding, clean blue stylized-S boards. The unclipped dj has creasing and edgewear.

12. Good Old Secret Seven: 1st ed. Brock Books 1960, hb in very good condition dj in fair condition; illustrated by Burgess Sharrocks in blue, black & white, blue diamond SS end-papers, clean cream pages, tight binding, clean blue hand-holding boards. The clipped dj has edgewear and creasing.

13. Shock for the Secret Seven: 1st ed. Brock Books 1961, hb with dj both in good condition; illustrated by Burgess Sharrocks in green, black & white, green diamond SS end-papers, clean cream pages, tight binding, clean blue stylized-S boards. The clipped dj has slight chipping at spine ends.

14. Look Out Secret Seven: 6th imp. Brockhampton. 1971, hb with dj both in good condition; illustrated by Burgess Sharrocks in black & white, black and white end-papers, foxing on front end-paper and next page, clean cream pages, tight binding, clean blue stylized-S boards. The clipped dj has slightest chipping bottom of spine.

15. Fun for the Secret Seven: 1st ed. 1963, hb with dj both in good condition; illustrated by Burgess Sharrocks in black & white, black and white end-papers, clean cream pages, tight binding, clean blue stylized-S boards. The clipped dj has slight chipping at spine ends and creasing at front flap fold.
complete set BLY777 AU$250

sold singly
#3 Well Done Secret Seven
: 1951 1st ed. hardback book with dust jacket, both in good condition, not ex-library.
The front end-paper has been removed, so no names, clean cream pages, tight binding and clean yellow and green board covers with children holding hands. The clipped dust jacket has a 2cm tear bottom rh corner of front and chipping at spine ends. B&w and red drawings.
EB040 $15
#10 Puzzle for the Secret Seven
: 1958 1st ed. hb with sc. dj GD/--, sm square cut from top of first two pages, pencil name on half-title page, clean pages, hand-holding boards.
EB042 $15
#10 Puzzle for the Secret Seven: 1969 6th imp. hb with dj GD/GD, small bookshop name on fep, very clean pages, clipped dj has edgewear.
EB044 $12



ST. CLARE'S BOARDING SCHOOL STORIES


#2 The O'Sullivan Twins: Dean 1997 hb with glossy pictorial boards VG/--
BLY191 $4




LARGER NODDY
Toy Town Stories Tubby Bear's Tea Party: written by Fiona Cummings: Collins pb VG/--, no gollies.
EB077 $3



THE WISHING CHAIR AGAIN

Mollie, Peter and Chinky the pixie have magical adventures in the flying wishing chair.



THE FIVE FIND-OUTERS

Fatty, Larry, Daisy, Pip and Buster the dog have fun being detectives in their small village and managing to outwit the local policeman Mr. Goon.
The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage: Dean 1997 hb with pictorial boards VG/--
EB188 $4
The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat: Methuen 1946 2nd ed. hb without dj GD/-- to Fair, first page removed and corner missing from top of next page. B&w drawings by J. Ashby.
EB187 $2
The Mystery of the Vanished Prince: Dean 1997 hb with pictorial boards VG/--
EB189 $4
  MISCELLANEOUS NOVELS & SHORT STORIES

The Adventurous Four
: Dean 1995 hb with glossy pictorial boards VG/--
EB136 $4

The Naughtiest Girl in the School: Dean 1973 hb with glossy pictorial boards GD/--
EB185 $4
The Naughtiest Girl Again: Budget Books 1994 Rewards #34 hb with glossy pictorial boards GD/--
EB186 $4
Naughty Amelia Jane!: Dean 1998 hb with glossy pictorial boards VG/--
EB137 $4
More Adventures on Willow Farm: Budget Books 1994 hb with glossy pictorial boards GD/--
EB184 $4
The Happy House Children: Collins 1966 hb without dj, large name on front end-paper.
EB103 $4


ENID BLYTON'S MAGAZINE ANNUAL

Famous Five story - When Timmy Chased the Cat illustrated by Eileen Soper - Noddy, Mr Twiddle, Amelia Jane, games and puzzles

Magazine Annual #4: Evans Brothers 1957 1st ed. hb without dj GD/--, name, 2 board games.
EB153 $10
BOM, THE LITTLE TOY SOLDIER
Bom Goes Adventuring: Published by Brockhampton, illus. by R. Paul-Hoye 1958 1st ed. hb with dj GD/FAIR, presentation plate on fep, clean white pages and red boards, clipped dj has a large chunk missing from bottom , tears at top spine and edgewear. EB155 $25



MISCELLANEOUS PICTURE BOOKS

The Story of Our Queen: Frederick Muller 1953 hb with pict. bds, illus. by F. Stocks May GD/--, name at top of first page, clean boards and spine present (usually fallen off). Nice coloured pictures of Royal family and a young QE2. EB157 $25