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1 Appleton, Victor II Tom Swift and His Diving Seacopter (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #7)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1960 Early Reprint Hardcover Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated by Kaye, Graham

Tweed boards with picture of Tom Swift on front board, blue and white end papers showing Tom in his lab. Corners worn, some edge wear and rubbing, spine a bit sunned, text is clean and unmarked. Jacket in new Brodart, price clipped, some edge wear and chipping especially at corners and top and base of spine, 1" mostly closed tear at top of spine. Overall a nice copy. ;
Black and white line drawings by Graham Kaye. Lists to 'Spectromarine Selector' inside, and to 'Electronic Retroscope' on back panel of jacket. ; New Tom Swift Adventures; 6" - 7" Tall; 214 pages;

"In his unique invention the Ocean Arrow, an "underwater helicopter," Tom Swift Jr. Embarks on a precarious search for a lost rocket from space.
"The rocket, containing evidence of living things on another planet, was directed to Swift Enterprises for scientific study. But its course was mysteriously changed while the rocket was hurtling toward earth--and its landing site is unknown!
"Tom suspects that the rocket lies underwater, somewhere off the coast of South America, Accompanied by his friends, Bud Barclay and Chow Winkler, and two expert oceanographers, the young inventor sets out in his diving seacopter to locate the rocket.
"But a group of unethical scientists have uncovered a clue to this valuable treasure from space. In their own undersea craft, they try to thwart Tom in his attempt to claim the rocket which rightfully belongs to Swift Enterprises.
"Unexpected dangers confront the Swift expedition every mile of the seraph for the scientific prize. When the Ocean Arrow is trapped in a crushing, underwater landslide, Tom and his companions nearly lose their lives. How they overcome subocean hazards, as well as their cunning enemies, makes one of the most exciting stories to date in the TOM SWIFT JR. Series."
Age Level: Grades 4-10
8593 
Price: 14.50 USD

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2 Appleton, Victor II Tom Swift and His Electronic Retroscope (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #14)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1962 Early Reprint Pictorial Cover Very Good- in Poor dust jacket 
Illustrated by Kaye, Graham

Pictorial cloth boards, 184 pp. Spine a bit cocked, corners worn, some edge wear especially at top and base of spine. No jacket, as issued. Text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. ;
Titles inside and on back board list to 'Triphibian Atomicar.' ; Tom Swift Jr. ; 6" - 7" Tall; 184 pages;

"Enraged Jaguars, violent winds of hurricane force, and a mysterious 'giant' who roams the jungle around the Mayan village in Yucatan, Mexico, where Tom is encamped, are only a few of the perils that the young inventor encounters during his thrilling expedition.
"But even more feared by the young inventor is an unknown saboteur, intent on destroying Tom's two latest inventions--the electronic retroscope camera and his "parachute" plane, designed for landing in small areas.
"Undaunted by the hazards that surround him and assisted by teh friendly natives, Tom perseveres in his objectives. He tests his paraplane for landing maneuverability in densely grown jungle areas, and uses his retroscope (magic to the natives! ) to restore--photographically--ancient carvings and writing on old Mayan relics. Tom is astounded when he discovers that some of the carved symbols are similar to the mathematical symbols used by his mysterious friends in outer space to communicate with him.
"Is it possible, Tom wonders, that beings from another planet actually landed in Yucatan centuries ago?
"What happens to Tom and his friends as they seek the answer to this question in the dark depths of a buried temple will hold every reader in gripping suspense to the last line of this challenging adventure "
Age Level: Grades 4-10
8590 
Price: 12.50 USD

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3 Appleton, Victor II Tom Swift and His G-Force Inverter (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #30)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1968 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Johnson, Ray

Grosset & Dunlap #9130, 175 pp., matte finish pictorial cover, part of the "orange spine" series, frontispiece and full-page black and white internal illustrations are on plain paper, pictorial endpapers in black and white line drawings depict Tom at the window of his flying lab. No jacket as issued. Lists to this title on back board. No ISBN on copyright page. Front board has light scuffing with a little wrinkling near edge Spine slightly slanted, minor edgewear, corners a bit bumped and worn. Front pastedown has price and a 4-digit number sequence written in ink. Small spot in margin of four pages. A bright, attractive copy.

"'Moon serpents!' Astronaut Bud Barclay gasps into the microphone of his space suit. Tom Swift Jr.'s investigation of the phenomenon reveals that the giant, writhing reptilian forms are causes by gas vapors. When Tom captures a sample of the gas in a metal flask for analysis, he shoots up from the moon's surface into space! Through quick thinking the young scientist discovered a new powerful energy, which he calls Serptilium. At this time, a large railroad network is in the market for an advance method of rail travel. A contract will go either to Swift Enterprises or to a rival firm, Cosmoprises - whichever designs the best super-speed train. How Tom, using Serptilium, develops his invention and defeats Cosmoprises' evil attempts to win the prized contract makes exciting reading for all Tom Swift Jr. fans."
Age Level: Grades 4-10; 6" - 7" Tall
006480 
Price: 70.00 USD

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4 Appleton, Victor II Tom Swift and His Jetmarine (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #2)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1954 Early Reprint Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated by Kaye, Graham

208 pp. Mattson & Davis Format #1 (textured composition binding, medium blue boards, dark blue lettering on front and spine, plain except for a dark-blue illustration of Tom Swift Jr.'s head in upper-right center of front board, superimposed over a blueprint. Pictorial endpapers in blue and white, depicting Tom at the window of his flying lab. Frontispiece and several full- or partial-page internal illustrations on plain paper. Pictorial DJ on white coated paper. Spine contains color logo of Tom's head superimposed over a blueprint with a black rectangle underneath containing "The New Tom Swift Adventures" and the title number enclosed in a white diamond.) Probable publication date is 1960 (lists inside to #15 "Tom Swift and His Spectromarine Selector" copyrighted 1960 and Hardy Boys' "Mystery of the Chinese Junk," also copyrighted 1960.) Boards are fading a little towards edges, some edgewear, corners a little bumped and worn. Text is immaculate. DJ in protective plastic wrap. DJ is price-clipped, with some edgewear, and a little chipping at spine and flap ends. A nice copy.

"The Jetmarine, the second great invention of Tom Swift Jr., takes the young inventor into a desperate battle with bold modern pirates who have been ravaging the sea lanes off our southern coast. The atom-powered, two-man submarine is launched just in time for Tom and his pal Bud to set out to rescue Tom's father, who has fallen into the hands of the pirates. The wily enemy pulls no punches in trying to wreck the amazing jetmarine that out speeds any sub and is able to plunge miles to the ocean floor. Breathtaking running battles through hurricanes and gunfire, thrilling struggles with undersea monsters, imprisonment and escape from the pirate stronghold are part of the excitement of this second book in the new Tom Swift Jr. series."
Age Level: Grades 4-10; 6" - 7" Tall
006481 
Price: 13.50 USD

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5 Appleton, Victor II Tom Swift and His Jetmarine (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #2)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1954 Early Reprint Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Kaye, Graham

208 pp. Mattson & Davis Format #1 (textured composition binding, medium blue boards, dark blue lettering on front and spine, plain except for a dark-blue illustration of Tom Swift Jr.' s head in upper-right center of front board, superimposed over a blueprint. Pictorial endpapers in blue and white, depicting Tom at the window of his flying lab. Frontispiece and several full- or partial-page internal illustrations on plain paper. No jacket.
Lists inside to Tom Swift and the Phantom Satellite, which gives a likely publication date of 1957. Spine cocked, separating at back hinge, corners worn with a fair amount of edge wear and rubbing. Text is clean and unmarked. Reading copy. ; 6" - 7" Tall; 208 pages;

"The Jetmarine, the second great invention of Tom Swift Jr., takes the young inventor into a desperate battle with bold modern pirates who have been ravaging the sea lanes off our southern coast. The atom-powered, two-man submarine is launched just in time for Tom and his pal Bud to set out to rescue Tom's father, who has fallen into the hands of the pirates. The wily enemy pulls no punches in trying to wreck the amazing jetmarine that out speeds any sub and is able to plunge miles to the ocean floor. Breathtaking running battles through hurricanes and gunfire, thrilling struggles with undersea monsters, imprisonment and escape from the pirate stronghold are part of the excitement of this second book in the new Tom Swift Jr. series."
Age Level: Grades 4-10
8404 
Price: 9.00 USD

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6 Appleton, Victor II Tom Swift and His Rocket Ship (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #2)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1960 Reprint Pictorial Cover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Illustrated by Kaye, Graham


Blue tweed boards with navy lettering, picture of Tom on front board, 208 pp, blue and white endpapers showing Tom in his lab. Corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing, text is clean and unmarked. Jacket in protective plastic wraps, a little edge wear and chipping especially to bottom front edge and at top and base of spine. An attractive copy. ; Jacket lists titles to 'Space Solartron' while book lists inside to 'Spectromarine Selector', indicating a publication date of 1960. Third volume in the new Tom Swift adventures. ; New Tom Swift Adventures; 6" - 7" Tall; 208 pages;

"The third volume of the new TOM SWIFT JR. Series takes the brilliant young inventor into outer space in a rocket ship of his own design. On Fearing Island just off the Atlantic Coast, Tom's space craft project attracts the attention of the spies and agents of a foreign scientist whose plan is to rule the world and space.
"Tom Swift's advantage over his competitors is that he has perfected a rocket fuel which can carry his ship into and out of orbital flight. But it takes all of Tom and Bug's ingenuity to outwit the ruthless efforts of the foreign scientist and his desperate gang of henchmen.
"The flight through space makes thrilling reading--the more exciting because you know the details of the flight are scientifically accurate.
"Readers of TOM SWIFT JR. AND HIS FLYING LAB, the first book of this new series, will recall the message that came in the shape of a meteorlike object falling into the Swift plane enclosure. In this story another message from the same mysterious source proves very valuable to Tom as he is flying through space.
"Watch for the next TOM SWIFT JR. Adventure which will be out soon! "
Age Level: Grades 4-10
8584 
Price: 17.50 USD

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7 Appleton, Victor II Tom Swift and His Spectromarine Selector (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #15)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1960 Library Binding Very Good with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Kaye, Graham

Ex-library with usual marks in sturdy blue patterned library binding. A few smudges on edges, but text is clean and unmarked. Black and white line drawings by Graham Kaye.

Age Level: Grades 4-10; Ex-Library; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
004922 
Price: 14.95 USD

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8 Appleton, Victor II Tom Swift and His Ultrasonic Cycloplane (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #10)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1962 Early Reprint Library Binding Good with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Kaye, Graham

182 pp, early reprint. Pictorial library binding, blue and white endpapers but only one panel at front and one at back. Typical library markings, boards worn and soiled, pages show some soiling but text is clear and readable. Reading copy. ; 6" - 7" Tall; 182 pages;

"There's part of Bud's wrecked plane!" Hovering his new cycloplane, the DRUMHAWK, in turbulent skies above the wilds of the New Guinea jungle, Tom Swift Jr. Points to the sheared-off wing of his friend's plane. The area, flanked by two extinct volcanoes, is as forbidding as the deserted native huts clustered in sinister shadows.
"Without Tom's latest aircraft, which uses ultrasonic rotating drums to provide lift, a rescue attempt would be impossible. Battling violent weather conditions, the young inventor lands the DRUMHAWK and organizes a rescue expedition.
"Hazards are encountered from hostile natives who fire barrage after barrage of razor-sharp stone missiles and from a scientist with a deadly ray weapon. Tormented constantly by crafty enemies and nature's perils in the search of Bud, the rescuers unearth a clue that the young pilot is a prisoner of an unscrupulous group of white men who have discovered a fabulous ancient secret and are utilizing it for nefarious purposes. "
Age Level: Grades 4-10
8415 
Price: 10.00 USD

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9 Appleton, Victor II Tom Swift and the Asteroid Pirates (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #21)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1963 Pictorial Cover Good 
Illustrated by Brey, Charles

Pictorial boards, 178 pp, no dust jacket (as issued) , b/w endpapers showing Tom in his lab. Corners chipped and bent, some edge wear and sunning, a little chipping, light dampstaining to top edge. Text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. ; New Tom Swift Adventures; 6" - 7" Tall; 178 pages;

"A violent explosion in space touches off one of the most thrill-packed adventures in Tom Swift Jr.' s scientific career. The appalling news that a cargo rocket has disintegrated while en route with vital supplies to Swift Enterprises' research base on the asteroid, Nestria, sounds a grim warning that the lives of Nestria's personnel are at stake.
" To rescue the marooned men, Tom undertakes a hazardous voyage to Nestria, only to find the way blocked by an invisible barrier of deadly radiation created by an unknown enemy whose objective is possession of the base.
"Tension mounts at Swift Enterprises when a mysterious Oriental is shot while attempting to warn Tom that his life is in danger from the Black Cobra. The Oriental's mumbled warning, plus some revealing data collected by United States Intelligence, sends Tom winging to a secret fortress in South America for the first encounter with his inscrutable foe.
"But the decisive encounter is destined to take place in space. How Tom uses his new invention, the magnetic deflector, to crack the radiation barrier around Nestria, and how the young space scientist and his crewmen pit their wits and courage against the asteroid pirates and their diabolical leader, the Black Cobra, will hold every reader breathless with suspense. "
Age Level: Grades 4-10
8583 
Price: 12.00 USD

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10 Appleton, Victor II Tom Swift and the Cosmic Astronauts (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #16)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1960 Hardcover Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated by Kaye, Graham

Tweed boards with picture of Tom Swift on front board, blue and white end papers showing Tom in his lab. Spine a bit cocked, corners worn, minor edge wear and rubbing, text is clean and unmarked. Jacket in new Brodart, some edge wear and chipping, especially to corners and at top and base of spine, 1" closed tear on back panel near top of spine. Overall a nice copy. ;
Black and white line drawings by Graham Kaye. Lists to this title both inside and on back flap of jacket. Rear panel of jacket shows advertisement for Bret King - a mystery series featuring a modern cowboy in New Mexico. Four titles listed. ; New Tom Swift Adventures; 6" - 7" Tall; 184 pages;

" A solution to the prohibitive cost of producing vehicles for further space explorations is Tom Swift Jr.' s new goal. But the success of the young scientist-inventor's project is threatened by the wily Li Ching, a renegade scientist. Banished from his native land because of rebellious acts, Li Ching is now the leader of a ruthless group intent on pirating scientific secrets.
"But Li Ching and his nefarious confederates are only partially responsible for Tom's troubles. Olin Whaley, an unscrupulous international criminal, proves to be a second formidable obstacle.
"Despite the ever-present threats of sabotage and piracy, Tom and his friend Bud Barclay are soon taking Tom's latest invention, the Space Kite -- a two-man craft for training future space pilots -- on its test flight. The experiment turns into a harrowing experience when the boys are nearly marooned in outer space.
"Undaunted by the failure of the Space Kite, Tom quickly discovers the defect and decides to build a larger craft, the Cosmic Sailer. Certain that he has found the key to economical space explorations, the young inventor still has to conquer the sinister forces working against him. How Tom and the Cosmic Astronauts meet this challenge will keep the reader taut with suspense."
Age Level: Grades 4-10
8594 
Price: 24.00 USD

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11 Appleton, Victor II Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #18)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1961 Pictorial Cover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Brey, Charles

188 pp. , first edition. Format #2 Pictorial spine wrap cloth boards, listing to Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung on the back. Spine has Tom's head over a blueprint. PIctorial endpapers in black and white, depicting Tom at the window of his flying lab. Frontispiece and several full- or partial-page internal illustrations on plain paper. No jacket as published. Spine somewhat cocked, some edge wear especially to corners, small dampstain at top of back board and the last few pages. Text is clean and unmarked. Overall a fairly nice copy. ; 6" - 7" Tall; 188 pages;

"This book commences with Tom Swift Jr. Working with the Navy to recover a Jupiter probe missile designed and built by Swift Enterprises on behalf of the government. However the Brungarians intercept the probe and Tom must race against time to recover it from the bottom of the ocean before the Brungarians can steal the probe and its scientific data. As the story unfolds, Tom invents several underwater devices to assist with the recovery and counter the threat of a new stealth submarine developed by the Brungarians."
Age Level: Grades 4-10
8405 
Price: 25.00 USD

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12 Appleton, Victor II Tom Swift and the Giant Robot (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #4)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1960 Cloth Good in Fair dust jacket 
Illustrated by Kaye, Graham

211 pp. , early reprint. Blue tweed boards, listing inside to Tom Swift and the Spectromarine Selector indicating a publication date of 1960 (original 1954). PIctorial endpapers in blue and white, depicting Tom at the window of his flying lab. Frontispiece and several full- or partial-page internal illustrations on plain paper. Jacket is in new Brodart, with some large chips missing to the spine, significant creasing and chipping to front panel. Rear panel has advert for the Hardy Brothers, with a listing to The Mystery of the Chinese Junk.
Spine cocked, edge wear to boards, some foxing to leading edge. Text is clean and unmarked. ; 6" - 7" Tall; 211 pages;

"When the Swift Enterprises undertakes to set up an atomic laboratory for the U. S. Government, Tom Jr. Goes to work on a giant robot that can function by remote control when exposed to deadly atomic and hydrogen rays. The invention intrigues the interest of a band of clever bank robbers who think they can use the giant robot in their work.
" How they interfere with Tom's invention by means of flocks of mechanical crows; how a mad scientist joins the robber gang and almost succeeds in destroying the atomic laboratory from within its well-guarded walls; how, one by one, the clever criminals are outwitted and captured by Tom and his friend Bud; how the giant robot is completed in time to perform his part in the saving of the laboratory are all told in this exciting yarn. "
Age Level: Grades 4-10
8406 
Price: 13.50 USD

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13 Appleton, Victor II Tom Swift in the Caves of Nuclear Fire
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1956 Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
Illustrated by Kaye, Graham

#8 in the New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures. Spine somewhat slanted. DJ has a few small chips at spine and flap ends and a 1" tear. Some spots in text, but pages have not yellowed. Black and white illustrations throughout. A nice copy.

"A strange twist of nature brings deadly nuclear gas from a mountain in the African jungle, and the reason turns out to be an important atomic discovery."; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
005841 
Price: 14.95 USD

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14 Appleton, Victor II Tom Swift in the Race to the Moon (The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures #12)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1960 Early Reprint Hardcover Very Good- in Poor dust jacket 
Illustrated by Kaye, Graham

Blue tweed boards with navy lettering, 180 pp, picture of Tom on front board, blue and white endpapers showing Tom in his Lab. Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in new Brodart, missing back panel, otherwise minor edge wear and chipping. A nice copy save the missing back panel of the jacket. ; Titles list inside to 'Cosmic Astronauts'. ; 6" - 7" Tall; 180 pages;

"SPEED-AND MORE SPEED-go into the mammoth project of completing Tom Swift Jr.' s newest type of spaceship. It is a race against time and the stakes are high. First, Tom's foreign enemies appear ready to launch a manned moon rocket of their own. Second, the young inventor's friends on another planet propose a rendezvous in outer space, in the desperate hope that Tom and his scientist associates can help them conquer the unknown disease that threatens life on their planet.
"From the first test flight to the day the Challenger roars moonward, Tom meets with frustrations and sinister perils, more challenging than he has ever encountered. In a neck-and-neck race with the enemy's rocket ship, Tom's fabulous invention, the super-repelatron, plays a dramatic part in heading off a crash landing on the bleak planet. One of the greatest thrills of the young space pioneer's life comes when he guides the Challenger alongside his planet friends' spaceship.
"In this fast-moving, gripping drama of Tom's double victory in outer space you will find all the exciting elements that have made the Tom Swift Jr. Series the Number One choice of boys who thrill to mystery and adventure. "
Age Level: Grades 4-10
8585 
Price: 12.50 USD

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