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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

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Million-Dollar Duck

By: Crume, Vic

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Scholastic, Inc.: 1971

Edition: 27th Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 000962

Condition: Fine


Slight shelf wear. "Charley! Charley!' Professor Albert Dooley groans. "Where are you? Which are you?" If Dooley doesn't find Charley, he'll be in real trouble. Charley is one duck in a million, and, what's more, a million-dollar duck! Based on the Walt Disney movie, screenplay by Roswell Rogers, and the story "Mr. Webfoot Waddle" by Ted Key. Illustrated with photos from the movie. Est level: 3rd - 6th grades.; 6... View more info

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The Mysterious Shrinking House

By: Curry, Jane Louise

Price: $3.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Scholastic, Inc.: 1973

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 000965

Condition: Good+


Covers show some creasing, chipping, a few scuffs. Top right corner of cover is chipped and some pages creased slightly at that corner. "Mindy found the miniature house hidden in the attic of the old barn. It was so perfect it looked like a real house -- that had somehow shrunk. But she never guessed its terrible secret -- or that she herself would be trapped inside!" Original title: Mindy's Mysterious Miniature. Pen & ink illustrations. Est level: ... View more info

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Thee, Hannah!

By: De Angeli, Marguerite

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1962

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 8756

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Yellow over pictorial boards, 90 pp. Corners worn, some edge wear and chipping. End papers show a Philadelphia residential streetfront. No jacket - given the pictorial boards it's not clear whether this edition was issued with a jacket, although the first edition evidently did have a jacket. Owner's note on half title page. Inscribed by author on title page, dated 1971. ; No publishing date listed. Other titles by this author are listed, and the most recent titl... View more info

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The Story of Robinson Crusoe Adapted Under supervision of Josette Frank

By: Defoe, Daniel

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House: 1952

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 001497

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Spine slightly shelf-cocked and shaken, corners bumped, some shelf wear, boards somewhat soiled and darkened. Owner's name inside front cover, H stamped twice on ffep. Pages in very good condition. This children's classic is adapted for the slightly younger reader by Josette Frank. Black and white and color illustrations by Jay Hyde Barnum. Est level: 3rd - 6th grades.; 9 ¾" - 11" Tall View more info

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Tunnel Through Time

By: Del Rey, Lester

Price: $3.40

Publisher: New York, Scholastic, Inc.: 1966

Seller ID: 000982

Condition: Good


Covers show some creasing, chipping, corners bumped. Front FEP and title page missing, but text appears to be complete. Some pages show creasing, esp. at corners. Both young people and adults will enjoy this book by science fiction great Lester Del Rey. "Has the experiment failed? Why hasn't doc Tom returned through the time tunnel? 'He's hours overdue,' says Bob grimly. 'Where is he?' 'Back 80 million years in time,' says Dr. Miller. 'Back in the age o... View more info

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The Banner Campfire Girls: Flying Around the Globe/At Holly House

By: DeVries, Julianne

Price: $10.75

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, The World Syndicate Publishing Co.: 1933

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 003845

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Spine sunned, corners bumped, spine ends a little frayed, three spots on green boards. Text is yellowed, but clean and unmarked. A two-books-in-one reprint edition featuring the adventures of the Campfire Girls. In Flying Around the Globe (116 pp.) Mrs. Evans' Wa-Wan-da Camp Fire girls are off on another adventure as they are chosen by the National Camp Fire Girls Organization to be its representative on a round the world flight to establish contact and create good ... View more info

Hans Brinker or, the Silver Skates

By: Dodge, Mary Mapes (edited by Ruth Ewing Hilpert)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The John C. Winston Company: 1925

Seller ID: 005852

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


325 pp. Part of the Winston Clear-Type Popular Classics series. Blue cloth boards with dark blue lettering and picture of little Dutch boy skating with a windmill in the background. Edgewear, corners a little chipped, a little spotting. Charming glossy color frontispiece and three full-page glossy illustrations tipped in, also eight black and white full-page illustrations on plain paper. Small dampstain along bottom edge of text, PO name inside. "Hans and hi... View more info

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Paul Bunyan

By: Dolbier, Maurice

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005519

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


54 pp. #Y-9 in the Legacy Book series. Boards are green with dark green and gold lettering and a dark green and gold square medallion of a bird on the front board. Some dampstaining on boards, with minor edgewear. DJ intact but shows edgewear. A nice copy. A lively collection of tall tales about Old Paul, from the birth of "The Baby That Shook the Earth" to the attempt by Paul and the Seven Axemen to fell the Tree of Evil. Engaging black and green ink d... View more info

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The Lone Ranger

By: Dubois, Gaylord (based on the Famous Radio Adventure Series By Fran Striker)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1936

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 006419

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


218 pp., beige cloth boards with red lettering. First book in "The Lone Ranger" series. Front board has silhouetted figure of a cowboy on a horse with a mountainous backdrop. The title page lists both Dubois and Fran Striker while the front board and spine lists Striker. Thus this would be either a second or a third printing, according to "Firsts Magazine." Boards and spine have a few worn places, exposing cloth texture, corners bumped, some edgewear.... View more info

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What Happened to Amy?

By: Edwards, Jane

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Scholastic, Inc.: 1968

Edition: 27th Edition; Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 001245

Condition: Good


Shelf-cocked, darkening, corners bumped, foxing, owner's name on front FEP, some general shelf wear. "Joyce Farrell is thrilled at the chance to work for the famous Miss Penrose. But she can't help wondering . . . why did her former secretary leave so suddenly, without giving notice? Why did she leave her clothes behind? What do those strange markings in the library book mean? What happened to Amy?" Est Level: 6th grade and above, Young adult.; 5¾" ... View more info

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The Land of Wonders

By: Ellis, Edward S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1899

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 005802

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


261 pp., orange cloth boards with picture on front board in orange, green and black of a boy reading. Spine somewhat slanted, boards soiled, corners a little bumped, PO gift inscription inside dated 1911. Text is clean and unmarked. A tale for boys, written in 1899 by the prolific Edward Ellis, which continues the adventures of young Jack Winch and his uncle, Senor Alfredo Alfiero, that began in "Through Jungle and Wilderness." Age Level: Grades 4-8; ... View more info

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Wildwing

By: Erickson, Phoebe

Price: $4.85

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Brothers: 1960

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 001773

Condition: Good in Good+ dust jacket


Boards attached upside down during binding. Corners bumped, minor edge wear, Spine faded. Back board has detached, webbing showing between fep and last page. Names on ffep and inside flap of jacket marked through with black marker. Jacket shows some edge wear/chipping/soiling, spine faded. Weekly Reader Children's Book Club edition. The story of Wildwing, a wild colt rescued from the white men's cuel round-up by Bronze Feather, a young Arapahoe. Pen & ink illustr... View more info

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The Adventure Book of Shells (A Capital Young Adventure Book)

By: Evans, Eva Knox

Price: $5.25

Publisher: New York, Capitol Publishing Company, Inc.: 1957

Edition: 27th Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 003800

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


93 pp, index. Some edgewear/bumping, pen mark on p. 17, otherwise clean and unmarked. "The dramatic story of shells. . . their uses, differences, where, when and how to find them, starting a collection, shell picture dictionary, jewelry making, everything for the young collector." Age Level: Grades 3-8; 9 ¾" - 11" Tall View more info

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Feasts and Frolics: Special Stories for Special Days

By: Fenner, Phyllis R.

Price: $5.75

Publisher: New York, Alfred A Knopf: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002908

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Some edgewear especially at corners & ends of spine, one corner bumped. DJ price clipped, some edgewear, enclosed in protective cover, chipping along top edge, bottom edge has a few small chips. "Candles at Midnight" story has underlining & margin notes. Otherwise a bright, attractive copy. A short story collection by various authors, each about a different special day or holiday, e.g. "The Tinker and the Ghost" by Ralph S. Boggs and Mary Gould Davi... View more info

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The X Bar X Boys at the Round-Up

By: Ferris, James Cody

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 005509

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


#5 in the X Bar X Boys series. 212 pp., red boards with black lettering and silhouette of cowboy on a bucking horse on front board. No publication date listed, but the red boards mark this book as after 1932. Front and back pastedowns have green and ivory drawing of cowboys rounding up cattle. Corners slightly bumped. Vintage DJ a little yellowed with 3 small tears and small chips at top and bottom of spine. Text clean and unmarked. A very nice copy. "A pom... View more info

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The X Bar X Boys at Nugget Camp

By: Ferris, James Cody

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 005510

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


#6 in the X Bar X Boys series. 216 pp., red boards with black lettering and silhouette of cowboy on a bucking horse on front board. No publication date listed, but the red boards mark this book as after 1932. Front and back pastedowns have green and ivory drawing of cowboys rounding up cattle. Corners bumped. Vintage DJ a little yellowed with 2 small tears, one 2 1/2" tear, and small chips at top and bottom of spine. Text clean and unmarked. A very nice copy. View more info

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The X Bar X Boys Riding for Life

By: Ferris, James Cody

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 005512

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


#10 in the X Bar X Boys series. 218 pp., red boards with black lettering and silhouette of cowboy on a bucking horse on front board. No publication date listed, but the red boards mark this book as after 1932. Front and back pastedowns have green and ivory drawing of cowboys rounding up cattle. Some edgewear/bumping. Vintage DJ a little yellowed with 1 3/4" at bottom of spine, 1" tear and edgewear/shallow chips Text clean and unmarked. A very nice copy. View more info

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The X Bar X Boys on the Ranch

By: Ferris, James Cody

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1926

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 006418

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


#1 in the X Bar X Boys series. 216 pp., red boards with black lettering and silhouette of cowboy on a bucking horse on front board. No publication date listed, but the red boards mark this book as after 1932. Copyright page has five "X Bar X" books listed ending with "The X Bar X Boys at the Round-Up." Front and back pastedowns have green and ivory drawing of cowboys rounding up cattle. Spine slightly slanted and sunned, fade spot in top corner of fron... View more info

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An Old Fashioned Boy

By: Finley, Martha (aka Martha Farquharson)

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Chicago, M. A. Donohue & Co.:

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 006445

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Part of M. A. Donohue & Co."s "The Golden Days Series;" no publication date given. 346 pp., orange cloth boards with black lettering, pastedowns show silhouette of boy fishing with dog at his side, glossy color frontispiece tipped in of three boys fishing. Front board is spotted, spine sunned and frayed along top and back edge, corners bumped and chipped, webbing exposed between frontispiece and title page. Appears to be ex-library because it has a "Da... View more info