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catalogue of Enid Blyton books
updated 30th November 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



THE ADVENTURE SERIES

Jack, Philip, Dinah and Lucy-Ann, together with Jack's intelligent and talkative parrot Kiki, have the most extraordinary adventures.

paperback
#1 The Island of Adenture: Pan Books 1988 pb GD/--, tanned pages, paperlift on front cover.
BLY017 $6








T
HE FAMOUS FIVE

paperbacks
#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
#8 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

hardbacks
#2 Five Go Adventuring Again: Hodder 1951 1st ed. 6th imp. GD/-- front djcanned, back original illus. Eileen Soper BLY302 $10
#9 Five Fall Into Adventure: Hodder 1951 !st ed. 2ndimp. VG/GD illus. Eileen Soper BLY309 $15




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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
#8 Three Cheers Secret Seven: 1st ed. 2nd imp. Brockhampton 1957, hb with dj both in good condition; illustrated by Burgess Sharrocks in green, black & white, green diamond SS end-papers, a presentation plate on the fep, clean cream pages, tight binding, clean blue hand-holding boards. The unclipped dj has chipping at spine ends, creasing at bottom front and a mended tear at the back.
BLY308 $20
#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
#13 Shock for the Secret Seven: 1st ed. Brock Books 1961, VG/GD; 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 chipping at spine ends and edgewear. BLY413 $40



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




WISHING CHAIR ADVENTURES

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

2 in 1 compendium comprising Adventures of the Wishing Chair & The Wishing Chair Again: illustrated sumptuously by Georgina Hargreaves, Hinkler Books Australia 2002 large heavy hardback with dj VG/VG.
BLY321 $16

 




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 Put-Em-Rights
: Lutterworth Press 1951 1st ed. 4th imp. illustrated by Elizabeth Wall, GD/-- hb book with fep glued to front boards, comes with a scanned dj.
BLY302 $10

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 Saucy Jane Family: Sparrow Books 1982 pb GD/-- , name on first page.
EB011 $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