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The Talbot Boys, Reed, Harrison & Mathilda
141 Reed, Harrison & Mathilda The Talbot Boys
Maplewood, NJ C. S. Hammond & Company 1961 Possible first Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by Mott, Herb

Jacket shows darkening on the spine, plus a coffee cup ring on the front cover. This seems likely to be a first edition -- only the copyright date is listed on the title page -- no evidence of other printings.

Est. Level: Teenagers.
Their summer fishing business leads teenagers Joe and Fred Talbot into a search for sunken treasure, an attempted murder and similar "routine adventures." But it's when they go to visit their cousins on Big Talbot Island that things really start getting dangerous.; 7" - 9" Tall
000391 
Price: 24.00 USD

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Earth Times Two, Reynolds, Pamela
142 Reynolds, Pamela Earth Times Two
New York, NY Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. 1970 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 


Minor shelf wear, corners bumped. Slight darkening. Doodling in the margins of numerous pages, but text is clean.

Ever wondered if you had a doppelganger twin somewhere? When Jeremy's orphaned cousin Helene comes to stay, the strange events begin.
Weekly Reader Children's Book Club.
Est Level: 4th grade and up; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
000975 
Price: 4.50 USD

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Custer's Last Stand, Reynolds, Quentin
143 Reynolds, Quentin Custer's Last Stand
New York Random House 1951 Eighth Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Chapman, Frederick T.

Spine slanted, darkened, some wear and chipping at top and base. Dampstaining across both boards, corners bumped, minor edge wear with a dent to top edge of back cover. Owner's name insdie cover, a couple gold stars on read pastedown. Pages are clean and unmarked.

A "Landmark Book," this is the story of General George Armstrong Custer starting with his boyhood and life at West Point. As with so many men of his generation, Custer comes of age during the Civil War, where the young cavalryman makes a flamboyant name for himself, winding up a Brigadier General. Staying in the Army after the war, Custer ends up battling in the Indian wars out west and, in 1876, made his fateful campaign to the Little Big Horn.; 7 " - 9 " Tall
003189 
Price: 7.95 USD

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City and Country - New Citizenship Reader, Ringer, Edith Hope; Downie, Lou Chase
144 Ringer, Edith Hope; Downie, Lou Chase City and Country - New Citizenship Reader
Chicago, Illinois J. B. Lippincott Company 1940 Revised Edition Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket 


This was a school textbook rather than ex-library, with a pupil signup sheet pasted inside cover. Corners are bumped with a fair amount of edge wear, chipping, and scurffing to boards. Some fading. Pages show some foxing and soiling. Pages 9 and 69 have pieces torn out that include some text, otherwise I would grade it about Good -. Some other small tears to a few pages, but they don't affect the text.

Originally published in 1930, this is a charming first-grade reading primer from 1940 with lovely color illustrations of the period. Chapter titles range from "Bubbles" to "Painting the Playhouse."
Est Level: 1st grade; Ex-Library; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tal
002079 
Price: 9.50 USD

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More Fun with Our Friends, Robinson, Helen M.; Monroe, Marion; Artley, A. Sterl; Huck, Charlotte S.; Jenkins, William A.
145 Robinson, Helen M.; Monroe, Marion; Artley, A. Sterl; Huck, Charlotte S.; Jenkins, William A. More Fun with Our Friends
Glenview, Ill. Scott, Foresman & Company 1967 Fifth Printing Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Wiley, Richard H.; White, Jack; Ruth, Rod

192 pp, vocabulary list. Sturdy pictorial schoolbook binding, some edge wear primarily to corners, moderate soiling and darkening. Small school stamps inside front and back covers and on leading edge, otherwise no markings. Some darkening to top edge, pages are bright and clean, a few creased. A solid copy.

A basic reader from the 1960s put out by the Curriculum Foundation Series which "broadens the familiar concept of friends to include animals of the real world and characters in fanciful tales." In the first unit, "School Friends," we encounter our old friends Dick and Jane, the second unit, "Animal Friends," features family pets, farm and zoo animals and small wild creatures, while the third unit, "Storybook Friends," introduces the world of fantasy. The young reader is exposed to a carefully paced increase of difficulty in interpretation and word perception with a total vocabulary by the end of the book of 329 words.
Color illustrations throughout by Richard H. Wiley, Jack White and Rod Ruth.
Est Level: 1st - 2nd grades.; Ex-Schoolbook; 7" - 9" Tall
004343 
Price: 45.00 USD

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The 'G' Man's Son At Porpoise Island (#2 in G-Man Series), Robinson, Warren F.
146 Robinson, Warren F. The 'G' Man's Son At Porpoise Island (#2 in G-Man Series)
Chicago The Goldsmith Publishing Company 1937 Early Reprint Cloth Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket 


251 pp., red cloth boards with black lettering. Front board has light spotting near top, edgewear along bottom edge. DJ in new Brodart protective plastic wrap. DJ has shallow chipping at spine and flap ends, and wear along edges, spot at top. Cracked at front hinge, PO name inside in pencil. Text is yellowed, but clean and unmarked. A nice copy.

"Another exciting exploit of Stanley Sandborn, whose father is a Secret Service Agent, and his chum the irrepressible, wise-cracking John Tallman. In this book they go exploring themselves right into the clutches of a powerful ring of international smugglers."
Age Level: Grades 4-9; 6" - 7" Tall
006453 
Price: 15.00 USD

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The Cricket in Times Square : All about Animals (Chester Cricket Ser.), Selden, George
147 Selden, George The Cricket in Times Square : All about Animals (Chester Cricket Ser.)
New York Dell Publishing 1970 0440415632 / 9780440415633 27th Edition Trade Paperback Good+ 
Illustrated by Williams, Garth

Covers somewhat creased, some ordinary shelf wear. Some pages bent out at corners.

A Newbery Award Honor Book and a Dell Yearling book.
"After Chester, a cricket, arrives in the Times Square subway station via a picnic basket from his native Connecticut, he takes up residence in the Bellinis' newsstand. There, the tiny creature is lucky enough to find three good friends: a little boy named Mario whose parents run the unsuccessful newsstand, a fast-talking Broadway mouse named Tucker and his pal, Harry the Cat. Throughout their escapades and their ups and downs in New York City, together they somehow manage to bring success to the almost bankrupt newsstand. "
Pen and ink illustrations.
Est. Level: 3rd - 8th grades.; 6" - 7" Tall
000810 
Price: 3.95 USD

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Scrambled Eggs Super!, Seuss, Dr.
148 Seuss, Dr. Scrambled Eggs Super!
New York Random House 1953 Early Reprint Pictorial Cover Fair with no dust jacket 


Primarily a reading copy. Spine strip is gone, bottom third of backstrip missing and front board detached from spine along that length. Edge wear and chipping, esp. to corners. Some random markings to cover, likely with Magic Marker. Text block a little loose, but the pages are clean and unmarked. No other printings listed on copyright page, but it does not say "First printed in 1953', so probably not first, but does appear to be an early printing.

"You see, I was sitting here, resting my legs/And I happened to pick up a couple of eggs/And I sort of got thinking-it's sort of a shame/That scrambled eggs always taste always the same." So begins the tale of Peter T. Hooper and his quest for the rarest and most amazing eggs that will make up "Scrambled Eggs Super-Dee-Dooper-dee-Booper, Special de luxe a-la-Peter T. Hooper."
Est Level: : Toddler and Preschool Read Aloud and 1st - 2nd grades.; Folio - over 12" - 15" tall
003243 
Price: 14.50 USD

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Black Beauty, Sewell, Anna
149 Sewell, Anna Black Beauty
Middletown, Conn. Xerox 27th Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Spine/covers show slight creasing, minor shelf wear. Spine has a scuff/chip towards the top about 1/2" tall that obscures part of the title. Owner's name written inside front cover and at top of one page. Foxing.

Return again to the world of the mid-1800s when horses were our sometimes loved, sometimes abused work partners and companions. Anna Sewell's touching children's classic will show you this world through Black Beauty's eyes.
Est Level: 4th grade and above; 6" - 7" Tall
000928 
Price: 3.00 USD

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Black Beauty:  The Autobiography of a Horse, Sewell, Anna
150 Sewell, Anna Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse
Akron, Ohio Saalfield Publishing Company 1924 Early Reprint Cloth Fair in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated by Williams, Florence White

234 pp. Saalfield Every Child's Library #3001. Front board detached at pastedown, but still attached at rear pastedown, corners a bit bumped. Text browned with 3/8" bookworm hole (I'm not kidding) affecting pp.16-56. One page dogearred. DJ in protective Brodart plastic wrap. DJ has scuff mark on front, small chips at spine and flap ends, some edgewear, PO name on front flap. Florence Williams' full-page black and white illustrations and chapter head silhouettes make this a charming early reprint of this beloved 1877 classic.; 7" - 9" Tall
006166 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Road to Agra, Sommerfelt, Aimee
151 Sommerfelt, Aimee The Road to Agra
New York American Book-Stratford Press 1961 First American Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Aas, Ulf

Spine slightly slanted, some bumping/edgewear, boards slightly soiled. Text is starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. Cover has picture of peasant children on a journey. Black and white illustrations by Ulf Aas.

In the little village in India, Maya, Lalu's little sister, is going blind, and if she does so, she'll lose her spot in the school and will never learn to read. And if she doesn't, she won't be able to teach her brother. Hearing that a friend's uncle was cured of blindness in Agra, Lalu decides to walk the long and dangerous distance to Agra with his sister to get the doctors to cure her. This is the story of their journey and the adventures along the way. Evocative black and white illustrations by gifted illustrator Ulf Aas.
Age Level: Grades 4-8; 7" - 9" Tall
002719 
Price: 4.95 USD

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Speare, Elizabeth George
152 Speare, Elizabeth George The Witch of Blackbird Pond
New York Dell Publishing 1973 0440495962 / 9780440495963 27th Edition Mass Market Paperback Good 


Covers somewhat creased, some shelf wear/scuffing. Corners bumped.

Winner of the Newbery Award for 1959 and a Dell Yearling Book.
"Kim Tyler knew, as she gazed for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home would never be like the shimmering Caribbean islands she left behind. She was like a tropical bird which ahs flown to the wrong part of the world. And in the stern, Puritan community of her relatives, she soon felt caged as well, and lonely. In the meadows, the only place where she could feel completely free, she meets another lone and mysterious figure, the old woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond. But when their friendship is discovered, Kit is faced with suspicion, fear, and anger. She herself is accused of witchcraft!"
Est level: 4th - 8th grades.; 6" - 7" Tall
000807 
Price: 2.95 USD

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Yearling Newbery Ser.), Speare, Elizabeth George
153 Speare, Elizabeth George The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Yearling Newbery Ser.)
New York Dell Publishing 1982 0440495962 / 9780440495963 Trade Paperback Good+ 


Covers a bit creased, some shelf wear/scuffing. Corners bumped.

Winner of the Newbery Award for 1959 and a Dell Yearling Book.
"Kim Tyler knew, as she gazed for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home would never be like the shimmering Caribbean islands she left behind. She was like a tropical bird which ahs flown to the wrong part of the world. And in the stern, Puritan community of her relatives, she soon felt caged as well, and lonely. In the meadows, the only place where she could feel completely free, she meets another lone and mysterious figure, the old woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond. But when their friendship is discovered, Kit is faced with suspicion, fear, and anger. She herself is accused of witchcraft!"
Est level: 4th - 8th grades.; 6" - 7" Tall
000806 
Price: 3.75 USD

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Ghosts Who Went to School, Spearing, Judith
154 Spearing, Judith Ghosts Who Went to School
New York Scholastic, Inc. 1975 27th Edition; Tenth Printing Trade Paperback Good 
Illustrated by Glass, Marvin

Spine and covers creased, scuffed. Chipping, shelf wear, esp. at bottom of spine. Darkening, foxing. Bottom 1 1/2" of pages are faintly stained. #TX 965

"One day, Mrs. Hartley gets a new pupil. From the moment Wilbur the ghost floats through the door, things begin to happen. Wilbur doesn't mean to make trouble, but suddenly books rise in the air, pencils write by themselves, and mysterious voices answer the teacher.
Wilbur can't understand why anyone's upset. He just loves going to school.
P.S. Wilbur is very good in arithmetic, but he needs help in spelling."
Black & white drawings.
Est Level: 3rd - 6th grades.; 6" - 7" Tall
000930 
Price: 3.45 USD

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Heidi, Spyri, Johanna
155 Spyri, Johanna Heidi
Kenosha, Wisconsin Samuel Lowe Company 1959 First Thus Trade Paperback Good+ 
Illustrated by Pollard, George

Covers show some creasing, some shelf wear/corners bumped. Pen doodlings on back cover, inside front cover, and on title page. Foxing.

This classic tale was specially abridged and retold for young readers by Erva and Lloyd Merow.
Pen and ink drawings.
Est level: 2nd - 4th grades.; 6" - 7" Tall
000949 
Price: 3.95 USD

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Heidi, Spyri, Johanna
156 Spyri, Johanna Heidi
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1963 0448054639 / 9780448054636 27th Edition Pictorial Cover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Leone, Sergio

Minor shelf wear, corners bumped. Slightly shelf-cocked. Top edge shows some darkening. Small dampstain at top inside front cover and on front FEP.

Children and adults too will be charmed by this classic tale of Heidi of the Alps.
Pen & ink illustrations. Translated by Helen B. Dole.
Est Level: 3rd - 8th grades.; 6" - 7" Tall
001101 
Price: 5.95 USD

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The Adventures of Robin Hood, Stebling, Saba Hawks (retold by)
157 Stebling, Saba Hawks (retold by) The Adventures of Robin Hood
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1921 Reprint Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated by Wheelwright, Rowland

Red boards with black lettering on spine and front board and a black medallion depicting an archer on both spine and front board. Spine slanted and corners very slightly bumped. PO inscription on front frre endpaper dated 1939. Pastedowns in red and ivory depict an archer in a forest setting kneeling on one knee preparing to shoot. Vintage DJ depicts Errol Flynn as Robin Hood, DJ has minor soiling and shallow chips at spine and flap ends and 1" tear at top of spine. Text is clean and unmarked. A charming copy.

"With the fair Maid Marion at his side, Robin Hood waged war against the rich and proud lords who were the enemies of poor and humble folks. He robbed the wealthy only to give to the poor. Robin Hood's gallantry and courage have made him one of fiction's immortal heroes" for over five hundred years.
Age Level: Children and adults of all ages; 7" - 9" Tall
005497 
Price: 40.00 USD

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Laddie:  A True Blue Story, Stratton-Porter, Gene
158 Stratton-Porter, Gene Laddie: A True Blue Story
Garden City, NY Doubleday Page & Company 1913 First Edition Cloth Good with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Pfeifer, Herman

Blue boards with title in beige print offset by two flowers with flowers in bas relief below, a little soiling on boards and edges. Spine slanted & somewhat weak, cracking at pastedowns and pp. 136, 200, 360. Edgewear including 1/2" tear at bottom of spine, corners bumped/chipped. 602 pp. Three full-page color illustrations, several pages of blue line drawings on pastedown through first page of text. Text is clean and unmarked.

When Laddie must stay to help Father, he sends Little Sister in his place to meet the Fairy Princess in the Big Woods. And thus begins the story of this charming family as told by the youngest child.
Age Level: Grades 3-7; 7" - 9" Tall
003791 
Price: 24.50 USD

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Girl Trouble, Summers, James L.
159 Summers, James L. Girl Trouble
New York Scholastic 1963 27th Edition; Sixth Printing Mass Market Paperback Good+ 


Corners bumped, minor edge wear, a little rubbing/darkening, chipping at base of spine, a couple pages dog-eared, owner's name inside cover, slight yellowing. A fairly tight, attractive copy.

"How does it happen that a 'nice guy'-a boy from a good family, good grades, fair success with girls gets himself in a hopeless jam? With girls. With the law! With turkeys!"
Est Level: Young Adult.; 5" - 6" Tall
002186 
Price: 3.75 USD

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Our Great Northwest, Taylor, Arthur S.; Stone, Buena Cobb; Foster Irene
160 Taylor, Arthur S.; Stone, Buena Cobb; Foster Irene Our Great Northwest
San Francisco, Cal Harr Wagner Publishing Company 1954 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Merritt, Warren Chase

Minor edgewear/bumping, boards slightly bowed. Ex-library with the usual markings. Full color illustrations of pioneer wagon train on pastedowns/free endpapers. Many full-page color illustrations throughout. A bright, attractive copy.

Stories of the Pacific Northwest, of the Native Americans before the settlers came, of pioneer days, and of other notable things from "then to now."
Age Level: Grades 2-5; Ex-Library; 9 " - 11" Tall
003785 
Price: 9.95 USD

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