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Peakirk Books

With over 25 years experience, we are specialists in 20th century juvenile literature and children's books stocking most authors of boys & girls story books including Enid Blyton, Elinor Brent-Dyer, W. E. Johns, Malcolm Saville, M. E. Allan, E. J. Oxenham and many, many more. We also stock collectable fairy tales & illustrated books including Arthur Rackham, Ida Outhwaite & Lewis Carroll, plus the more modern classics of Roald Dahl & Harry Potter. Additionally we carry a large selection of very good condition Rupert Annuals and original Ladybird books. CRIME FICTION is our other specialism with a large selection of Agatha Christie, Gladys Mitchell, John Rhode, Miles Burton, E. C. R. Lorac, Glyn Carr ( Showell Styles ) and many more authors available. We also provide a free book search service for ANY book on any subject or value, and there is no fee or obligation to buy if we're successful. Finally, we have a well established website with a full internet & mail order service and we ship to most destinations worldwide.

The Book of Fairy Poetry


1st edition thus. 4to hardback with taupe cloth covers And navy lettering and outline drawing to front cover. Similar lettering and illustration on spine , but rubbed. Rear cover blotchy, possibly from cleaning. Cover a little worn - see pictures. Lovely illustrated endpapers, featuring a peacock. Light foxing to fep. All 16 beautiful tissue guarded tipped in colour plates present. 1 tissue guard missing (page 76). Book features Tolkien’s first poem for children’s literature - Goblin Feet.