Spratt(ed.), Gladys M. - The Girl's Own Annual Vol. 57. RTS, not dated but 1936 I believe. Principle contents include: Peggy and the Brotherhood by Elsie Jeanette Oxenham, illus. J. Mills; The House on the Headland by Frances Cowen, illus. ?; That Orfull Girl by Sybil Haddock [these are very funny], illus. Walter Bell; Would You Lie to be an Animator? by Marjorie Sankey; A Northern Sanctuary by A. E. Bestall; Aunt Sarah Goes Motoring by Margaret Ironside, illus. Sutcliffe; Various Sports; Girls Throughout the Ages by Dorothy Kirby; The Robins Mage Good by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer, illus. Lilian Buchannan?; Joey's Holiday Essay by Patricia Gracey, illus. Sheila Stuart Robertson; The Farrell Family by Gormon Roche; Carry on Cumberledge by A. E. Seymour, illus. J. Dewar Mills; Old Castles and their Legends by C. Marjorie Hardie; Daughters of India by W. Stokes, illus. photos; A Chinese Girl Prepares for the New Year; Jenny's Jumper by Marjorie Miller; Lot Eighteen by Theodora Herapath; Pepita's Pony: A Chilian Adventure by Marjorie Sankey, illus. M Sankey; Nuts and May by D. M. Percy Smith, illus. Lilain Buchanan; The Stage as a Career by Valentine Gorring; Cycling in Present Day Traffic by C. Falcon; Chemical Jinks and Jars by J. M Mackinnon; Various Hobbies; The Governor's Lady by Theodora Herapath; Scared Stiff by Wallace Carr; School-days at Home and Abroad; A School-Girl Film Star: Nova Margery Pilbeam by Winifred Sykes; Three's COmpany by Jean Vaughan; Over the Hills and Far Away by Heather White, illus. Grace Loosemore; All About Pharmacy by Wilfred Burton?; Laddie Bob-Tail by N. K. Marvesley; The First Lady in Toronto by Theodora Herapath; A Real English Film Star: Anna Lee by Winifred Sykes; Second-Best by Norah Cameron; Two Girls in India by Deborah Tyndall; The Dormy Feast by E. K. de Foubert; Elizabeth Stuart by Helen M. Turner, illus. Grace Loosemore; The Mystery of the White Hall by Blanche Hunt; Pannage by F. M. Heward; Plants Once Associated with Magic by Mary Boazman; A Restless Rest-cure in a Little Canadian Village by Dora Olive Thompson; The Royal Edwards of History by Richard Southern, illus. Grace Loosemore; The Princess Passes by Francis Cowen; Games Our Great-Great Grannies Played. Illustrated with 4 colour plates and throughout the text in monochrome with drawings and photos (art-work is very 1930s). 11¼" x 8", 624pp plus 4 plates, orange-red cloth, gold and blind blocking, hardback. Sunned spine; ink (I think) spill down spine-edge of back-board; other slight marks to back-board; wear to head/foot of spine; edge-wear; Xmas inscription on front paste-down; rusty paperclip mark to top of front-paste-down, title and contents pages with depression, but no rust, on pages between these (including frontispiece); 4 (there may be more but they are faint and tiny so hard to spot) small circular red library stamps (Ku-ring-gai Public Library, which is Sydney Australia; so the book is somewhat well travelled!) but there are no other library markings etc; slight page-edge browning (varies with the paper stock used); several small margin edge-tears; internally clean (no colouring etc); good, reasonable copy; no wrapper.
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