Chatterbox - J Erskine Clarke - The King of Juveniles - First Edition Children's Books - Vintage Child Book, L C Page & Company, 1930s

$42.00

1930s edition of Chatterbox: The King of Juveniles in very good condition with color illustrations and stories by various authors to inspire and educate.

Various authors and illustrators. Founded by J. Erskine Clarke, M.A. Circa 1930. Dean & Son, Ltd., London. This book my only be exported to South Africa through the Sole Agents: Central News Agency, Ltd.

In 1866, John Erskine Clarke (1827–1920), a British clergyman, founded Chatterbox as a wholesome alternative to the often violent and crass "penny dreadfuls" popular with boys, especially working class boys. Chatterbox was chock-full of stories to inspire, entertain, and educate, poetry, illustrations, cartoons, and odds and ends. While Chatterbox enjoyed a long run, from 1866 - 1948, it never displaced the delicious penny dreadfuls, to this day.

CONTENTS
Son of the Trail - S. T. James
The Beach Party - Irene Mossop
The Immense Unexplored World Beneath the Sea - Edith Harries
Crooks and Cushions - A. C. Booth
The Cleverest of All Dogs - J. C. Bristow-Noble
The Down Special - Victor John
Cecily in the Cockpit - Beryl C. Lawley
Yellow Dog Dingo - J. C. Bristow-Noble
The Tame Explorer - Eva Chadwick
Spiders and Their "Parlours" - Alan Duncan
Forecasting the Weather Yourself - Florence Coates
The Mystery of the "Indian Queen" - Edmund Burton
Bird Language - Edith Harries
The New Mistress - Pauline Fletcher
The Voile Frock - K. Greenway
Danny Burton - Outsider - Ben Draper
A Mysterious Legacy - Jean Traill
Rivals - Samuel Jeans
Trevor Takes His Chance - Samuel Jeans
The Prince's Archer - Robert Moss
Night Hunters - Alan Duncan
Tone for Blackhurst - Phyllis I. Norris
America Calling - Grade Lloyd-Williams
Contrasts - Ben Draper
In the Wake of the Storm - Frances Cowen
The Sheep-Eating Parrot - Alan Duncan
The Only Chance - G. E. Hopcroft

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Condition*: Very Good. Lacks dust jacket, as issued. Cover boards with illustrated paper pastedowns: Moderate edge wear; small scuff on front; corners slightly bumped; tear to cloth binding at tail of the spine; back coverboard is loose but still attached. Pages are tanned from age but are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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