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River Treasure

By: Burgwyn, Mebane Holoman

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006656

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


159 pp. This copy has been rebound in durable dark green cloth. Spine shows some wear, especially at ends, corners bumped, minor edge wear, light soiling on a few pages. Ex-library with stamps sprinkled about, rear pastedown has pocket and bar code sticker, "JB" lettered on spine. Plain paper frontispiece, full-page and chapter-head black and white line drawings by Ralph Ray throughout book on plain paper. Overall a nice copy of Burgwyn's first book. "P... View more info

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Curiosities of Animal Life

By: Burton, Maurice D.Sc.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co., Ltd.: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002801

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


224 pages w/ Table of Contents & Index. Spine very slightly slanted, 3 dents on top edge of back board, previous owner's name blacked out on free end paper, spine cracked at pp. 48, 96 & 208. DJ is chipped in several places along top & bottom edges, 1 1/2" closed tear at bottom edge. Text is clean, bright, & unmarked. A book which draws on the "striking, unusual, and extraordinary" to present natural history in an engaging way. Age Level: Grades ... View more info

Peep-lo

By: Castle, Jane

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Raleigh, NC, Holiday House Inc.: 1959

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 003796

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Corners bumped/chipped, ex-library with usual stamps. Pictorial cover with a few light ink marks on front, back somewhat soiled, No jacket, apparently as issued. When a plover tries the "hurt wing" trick to lure Jill away from her nest, Jill runs for Daddy's binoculars and watches four little plovers hatch from their nest. Age Level: Preschool Read Aloud & Grade 1; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Parsifal Rides the Time Wave

By: Chenault, Nell

Price: $6.20

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1962

Seller ID: 004037

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Weekly Reader Book Club Edition. Corners bumped, some edgewear, spine slightly slanted. Pages bright and clean. Some darkening/soiling to boardsd "Parsifal was a Poddley-a little green creature about a foot high. . . . A Poddley's job is a very interesting one indeed. It is being a friend to a lonely or unhappy child until that child's problem is solved. Then the Poddley moves on to a new case. Poddleys are also rather magical. They can appear of disappear a... View more info

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Tough to Tackle

By: Christopher, Matt

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001188

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Ex-library with only about 3 stamps, a date due pocket, and Brodart wraps taped to the boards. Pages bright and clean. Corners slightly bumped, slight shelf wear. "More than anything else Boots Raymond wanted to be a quarterback. But when he joined the Apollos football team he was bitterly disappointed. Because of his size and the League regulations, he couldn't be a quarterback and the coach assigned him as a tackle. Miserable in this position, Boots fumed at be... View more info

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Shadow Over the Back Court

By: Christopher, Matt

Price: $6.35

Publisher: New York, Franklin Watts, Inc.: 1960

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 004064

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Considerable wear along edges and spine including chipping, corners bumped, boards somewhat spotted, ex-library with usual stamps. Text is clean and unmarked. A boy faces opposition from his family and teachers to his pursuit of his love for playing basketball. Age Level: Grades 4-6; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Penny Nichols Finds a Clue

By: Clark, Joan

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Chicago, The Goldsmith Publishing Company: 1936

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 003691

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Corners bumped/chipped, spine faded with wear along edges, spot on front red board., spine somewhat weak and beginning to separate at pastedowns. PO's nameplate on pastedown. Text is yellowed, but clean and unmarked. Penny Nichols, girl sleuth, is pulled into her father's investigation of a gang of auto thieves when a tire from her roadster is stolen. Age Level: Grades 4-10; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Alaska Challenge

By: Clarke, Tom E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Lothrop Lee & Shepard: 1960

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 005890

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Blue cloth boards. DJ in protective wrap taped to boards. Ex-library with usual stamps. Text is clean and bright. "It had started out to be a miserable summer for Jerry Nelson - with his father in the hospital recovering from an automobile accident and his mother so worried about him - and about finances, too. And Jerry only adding to her worries! At least, that was the way it looked the night he was picked up in a car driven by a hot-rodding friend and esco... View more info

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Runaway Ralph

By: Cleary, Beverly

Price: $3.45

Publisher: New York, NY, Archway Paperback: 1974

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000800

ISBN: 0671297988

Condition: Very Good


Covers slightly creased, slight shelf wear/chipping. Some pen markings on cover, owner's name inside front cover. Nobody understood Ralph's pride in his shiny, red, mouse-sized motorcycle, and how he needed freedom to ride it. So Ralph decides to get away from everybody and have an adventure at the nearby summer camp. But Ralph is flung into all kinds of peril. Danger stalked him in the sinister shape of Catso, the camp cat. Then Ralph was kidnapped by campers a... View more info

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Socks

By: Cleary, Beverly

Price: $3.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Dell Publishing: 1983

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000815

ISBN: 0440482569

Condition: Good


Slight shelf wear/scuffing. Cover has detached from the book. A Dell Yearling book. "Life at Mr. and Mrs. Bricker's house is great fun for Socks the cat. He's petted, pampered, and loved. Then the Brickers bring home a new baby, and Socks isn't the center of attention anymore. In fact, it isn't long until he's banished from the house to the backyard. A very unfair punishment, in Socks's eyes. The baby was crying all night for food, and all Socks did was to g... View more info

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Ralph S. Mouse

By: Cleary, Beverly

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Dell Yearling: 1983

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000984

ISBN: 0440475821

Condition: Fine


Owner's name and penciled prices on half-title page. "Ralph 'Smart' Mouse is fed up with living at the country inn with his rowdy mouse cousins who always want to ride his motorcycle. When his pal Ryan Bramble takes him to school, Ralph is delighted with his new home and instant rise to fame. But Ralph doesn't like it one bit when he's in a mouse exhibit and a reporter writes that there are mice throughout the school! What's worse is Ryan's quarrels with his... View more info

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Ralph S. Mouse

By: Cleary, Beverly

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006759

ISBN: 0440475821

Condition: Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


160 pp., light blueish-green boards with medium blue cloth spine, blue endpapers. Spine somewhat slanted, corners a bit bumped, edges slightly rubbed, two light pen marks on bottom edge. Gift inscription on free endpaper, 1 3/4" tear on p. 31; text is clean and bright. DJ in new Brodart protective plastic wrap. DJ is price-clipped, with light edgewear and tiny chips at spine and flap ends. A nice first edition by this beloved author. "Ralph 'Smart' Mouse... View more info

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Puzzletime

By: Clemmons, Edwards I.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Carlton Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003411

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Very minor shelfwear, front board very slightly bowed out, PO's name on pastedown. Top edge of DJ tattered, with 3 1/2" and 1 1/2" tears in front, 1 1/2" chip at bottom, and approx. 1 1/2" jaged piece removed along back edge. "Rainy day, sunny day, shut-in-day--any day is the right day for Puzzletime, an intriguing new book of word games bound to keep young people interested and entertained. Specifically aimed at boys and girls from 10 to 14 yea... View more info

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Help! I'm a Prisoner in the Library

By: Clifford, Eth

Price: $3.65

Publisher: New York, NY, Scholastic, Inc.: 1979

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000966

ISBN: 0590315919

Condition: Fair


Covers show some creasing, darkening. There is a 2" x 1 1/2" spot at the upper left of the front cover where the cover art is torn off. Foxing, some pages creased at upper right corner. Jo-Beth and Mary Rose are in a pickle. They're locked in the Children's Library for the night and can't get out and a snowstorm has the power out. Then the moaning starts!" Est level: 3rd - 7th grades.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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Anne and the Sand Dobbies: A Story About Death for Children and Their Parents.

By: Coburn, John B.

Price: $16.95

Publisher: New York, The Seabury Press: 1964

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 003078

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Corners somewhat bumped, spine slightly slanted, edges lightly foxed. Ex-library w/ usual stamps. A bright, attractive copy. Eleven year old Danny says: "This is the story about my sister, Anne, who died. It’s also the story of Bonnie, my dog, who died, too—or rather he got killed. Anne and Bonnie are tied in together. Because of them something has happened to our family, something good. How can that be good? That’s what I’d like to know. That’s ... View more info

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I Am A Mouse

By: Coggins, Herbert

Price: $27.50

Publisher: London, Abelard-Schuman: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006665

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


117 pp. Reddish-brown cloth boards with red lettering. Author's second children's book. Corners a bit bumped, PO name inside. Text yellowing, but clean and unmarked. DJ in new Brodart protective plastic wrap. DJ is sunned, especially on spine and flap ends. Minor edgewear including a few very small tears. A nice copy. "Moose Mouse was born and brought up in a machine shop. He was convinced that, contrary to the common belief, human beings do reason after ... View more info

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Morena

By: Cohen, Peter Zachary

Price: $6.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Atheneum: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000536

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Boards show a little shelf wear/bumping. A little darkening/discoloration of top/front edges and in spots on some of the pages (text is fine, though). Jacket shows some chipping and darkening and some discolorations. Est Level: 4th - 8th grades. A survival story of a boy (and a horse) stranded in the winter wilderness around western Nebraska.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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With the Revolutionists in Bolivia (The Sky Buddies series)

By: Craine, E. J.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, The World Syndicate Publishing Co.: 1931

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 005566

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


201 pp., green boards with gold lettering on spine and logo on front board. Corners are bumped and 3/4" stain at bottom end of spine. Glossy color frontispiece. This vintage text is clean and unmarked, but a little yellowed. DJ enclosed in Brodart protective cover. DJ chipped at spine and flap ends. Front of DJ has separated at spine and flap. From the dust jacket: "The Sky Buddies Series: A new series of hair-raising sky adventures. The dare-devi... View more info

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Your Own Joke Book

By: Crampton, Gertrude

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1964

Seller ID: 004059

Condition: Good


Spine slightly slanted, some edgewear/bumping, 1/4" chip at bottom of spine. Humorous black and white illustrations by Erwin Hoffmann. Text is starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. A vintage collection of jokes for the elementary school age child. Age Level: Grades 2-6; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Rockets Into Space

By: Crosby, Alexander L.; Larrick, Nancy

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002175

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Corners bumped, spine slightly slanted, slight edge wear, top edge a bit soiled. Jacket shows some edge wear/chipping especially along spine. Some rubbing, darkening. Small tear at base of back cover has been repaired with tape. 82 pp, index. An Easy-to-read book. "'Rockets into space? Nonsense!' That's what people said not long ago. But a few rocket pioneers knew better. This book tells how they worked on bigger and better rockets, so that someday man could trav... View more info