Monday, 28 January 2013

Newly catalogued

Since returning from Australia, I've been busy buying and cataloguing lots of new stock. This is a small selection of the catalogued items and a sneak peak at some awaiting cataloguing. 

In the photo - A flower fairies treasury, The wind in the willows, Brer rabbit, The magic faraway tree, to find a golden pony, Princess Dimple & Ann and Elizabeth at the Zoo, Five Have Plenty of Fun, Timmy and Roger, Miaow! Curious George, The Beano and Dandy annuals both from 1955, The Joan Walsh Anglund Story Book, Treasury of fairy Tales, Fun in the frozen north, Red is never a mouse and Pantaloni. Further details below. 

A Flower Fairies Treasury by Cicely MaryBarker; a beautiful treasury containing a collection of the best-loved Flower Fairy illustrations. The watercolour illustrations are reproduced from the recently reoriginated printing plates so that their delicacy and detail can be seen to the finest advantage. This copy of A Flower Fairies Treasury is now sold, thank you for your interest. 

The wind in the willows by Kenneth Grahame published by Methuen in 1967. Enid Blyton's Brer Rabbit published by Purnell and The magic faraway tree illustrated by Rene Cloke.
The wind in the willows, Brer Rabbit and The magic faraway tree are now sold, thank you for your interest.

To find a golden pony by Amanda Gavin published by J. M. Dent & Sons in 1965.Jo Garrett is five when her mother dies. Her dad sends her away from his Suffolk farm to live with her aunty in Sussex. Her aunt refuses to let Jo ride even though her cousins have ponies, but once she returns to the farm, Jo decides to own a pony of her own. Scarce. Princess Dimple by Mabel Marlowe and Marian Allen published in 1930. Five have plenty of fun by Enid Blyton published by Brockhampton in 1967.  The fourteenth adventure for the Famous Five plus an American girl called Berta and Jo the gypsy girl. Berta is in hiding from Kidnappers, and the Famous Five are the only ones who can help. To find a golden pony by Amanda Gavin and Five have plenty of fun are now sold, thank you for your interest.  

Timmy and Roger by Rosalind Vallance published in 1953 by George G Harrop. Eight stories about Timmy Turnpenny and his friend Roger. Miaow! a life the flap book by Allan Ahlberg published by Walker Books in 2002. If you like cats and teddies, if you like penguins too, if you love big surprises, then here's the book for you! Curious George by H. A. Rey a reprint published in 1993 In which Curious George is taken from the jungle by the man in the yellow hat....  Miaow! and Curious George are now sold, thank you for your interest.

The Beano Book 1955 and The Dandy Book both published by D. C. Thomson & Co. Illustrations by Dudley D Watkins and others. Lots of favourite comic strips and stories including Biffo the bear, Hungry Horace, Wee Davie, Nobby the enchanted bobby, Old Ma Murphy, Charlie Chutney, Keyhole Kate, Roger the dodger, Pansy Potter, Desperate Dan, Korky the Cat, Black Bob, Wily Smiley, Plum MacDuff, Julius Sneezer, Dennis the menace and many others. Both annuals are a little worn with rubbing to cover edges. One has a previous owner’s name the other is clean. Scarce early annuals. The Beano and Dandy annuals shown here are now sold. 
Hilda Boswell's Treasury of Fairy Tales. Thirteen stories including Tom Thumb, the frog prince, Goldilocks, Rapunzel, the Pied Piper and Snow White. Lovely copy. Colour illustrations throughout by Hilda Boswell. Adventure in the frozen north unusual Ladybird book published in 1961. Picture strip story about the thrilling adventures of Johnny, Bill, Brenda and their friends! Red is never a mouse by E. Clifford published in 1962. Do you know what Red is? Red is a rose, a brick wall, or an awning... Red's a fire engine ... a fire in a house ...but red is never, no never, a mouse! Wonderful picture book with colourful rhymes. Pantaloni by Bettina published in 1959 by the Oxford University press. The story of a little boy searching the Italian countryside for his lost dog. The perfect mix of adventure and comfort for a young child with a realistic Italian setting.
Hilda Boswell's treasury of fairy tales, Red is never a mouse and Pantaloni are now sold, thank you for your interest.

The picture above is new stock waiting to be catalogued. This includes a pop-up Red Riding Hood, several Alice in Wonderland books, pony books, an unusual book about the three bears and other interesting things! 

I hope you've enjoyed this quick look at some of our new stock.

Update July 2016: March House books closed on my retirement in 2015, but I do still blog here at March of Time Books and always appreciate your visit. 


  1. Amazing! You are so organized! I adore the Cicely Barker book!

  2. barbaraannefisher28 January 2013 at 18:46

    I'm not sure about that (being organized) but thank you for saying so! The Cicely Barker book is very pretty, glad you liked it.

  3. Wow I wish I had the oomph to sort my stuff like you! I loved the Brer books when I was younger!


  4. So many interesting titles you have there, and all looks very nice!
    The Cicely Mary Barker book is very sweet, I love her flower fairy illustrations :)

  5. barbaraannefisher28 January 2013 at 21:35

    I hadn’t though about being organised until Diane from Cravecute mentioned it – but I suppose I must be. There is nothing worse than getting an online order and not being able to find the book so from that point of view I have to be fairly careful where I put things. Brer Rabbit books are a joy. Thanks for calling in.

  6. barbaraannefisher28 January 2013 at 21:37

    Hello Hilde, Thank you - I think so too! The illustrations in the Flower Fairy book are quite beautiful.

  7. What an awesome collection today! Of course the flower fairies catches my interest the most ;)

    also, I nominated you for an award -

  8. barbaraannefisher29 January 2013 at 09:33

    Thanks for the award Joleene, I'm delighted!
    The flower fairy books are certainly very popular.

  9. Hi Barbara

    Some nice titles and a haul of lovely books there - I haven't seen a Curious George book in a long time.
    The Flower Fairies book is gorgeous, they are really pretty books.
    You are organised and you sound very busy.
    Looking forward to your next post.

  10. I adored looking at these treasures! It makes me want to go through the old books at my mom's and my aunt's house (formerly my grandparents' house). That Old Time Fairy Tale book look so familiar. I also love the flower fairies. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

  11. barbaraannefisher30 January 2013 at 16:19

    Thanks Staphanie, that’s exactly how I feel every time I see a box of books or visit a book fair.
    Thanks so much for calling in and taking the time to leave a comment.

  12. Oh, I don't know how you could part with them! What a marvelous collection.

  13. barbaraannefisher30 January 2013 at 19:01

    Hello Donna, it is difficult to let some of them go, but I have to make a living (sadly). If I ever won the lottery, I would keep them all and buy lots more. It’s nice to dream!

  14. barbaraannefisher31 January 2013 at 10:18

    Thanks Michelle, there are lots here that just might make it onto 'my' shelf - but don't tell Terry I said that!


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