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The Bobbsey Twins at the Circus (The Bobbsey Twins Series)

By: Hope, Laura Lee

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1932

Seller ID: 004719

Condition: Good+


250 pp., frontispiece. Green boards with picture of two Bobbsey twins and their dog. Spine slightly slanted, some edgewear/bumping, PO name inside. Text is clean and unmarked. When an accident brings the circus to town unexpectedly, Freddie and Flossie Bobbsey have an idea. They have taken in a very clever stray dog "Waggo" who does amazing tricks - good enough to be in a circus. Maybe they'll sell him to the circus and make a lot of money!; 12mo - over ... View more info

The Bobbsey Twins at School (The Bobbsey Twins Series#4)

By: Hope, Laura Lee

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 005833

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


216 pp., green cloth boards with paste-on illustration by Thelma Gooch. This copy was published between 1927 and 1931 (c. 1913) utilizing Grosset & Dunlap Format #5 as described by James D. Keeline (green cloth cover stock with a coarse weave, blank endpapers, frontispiece plus 3 internals tipped in on glossy stock). Boards show rubbing and edgewear, with corners chipped and webbing exposed at spine bottom. A few pages have smudges, but text is basically light and clea... View more info

The Bobbsey Twins and Their schoolmates (The Bobbsey Twins Series)

By: Hope, Laura Lee

Price: $11.95

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1947

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 005834

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


244 pp., green cloth boards with round picture of the four twins on the front board. This copy was published in 1947 (c. 1928) utilizing Grosset & Dunlap Format #11 as described by James D. Keeline (green pressed board cover stock, red and cream "tree" endpapers, frontispiece illustration on plain paper stock). Boards show a little soiling and edgewear, with corners chipped and "The Bobbsey Twins" written in crayon on the back. Text is browned, but clea... View more info

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The Bobbsey Twins or Merry Days Indoors and Out (Bobbsey Twins Series Book #1)

By: Hope, Laura Lee (Edward Stratemeyer)

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1945

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 005562

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


214 pp, green boards with black lettering and on front board a drawing of the four twins enclosed in a circle. This is the only Bobbsey Twins book actually written by Edward Stratemeyer himself. The text is the expanded text which dates from 1928, The publication date of this copy is 1945 as determined by the publication date of the last Bobbsey Twins book to be listed on the front flap. Pages are tanned, Table of Contents present but detached, some pages trimmed sho... View more info

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The Bobbsey Twins of Lakeport (Bobbsey Twins Series #1)

By: Hope, Laura Lee; Axelrad, Nancy S.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1998

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 004820

ISBN: 0448090716

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


109 pp. Pictorial cover with no jacket as issued. A reprint edition of the first book in the always popular Bobbsey Twins series as revised and abridged by Nancy Axelrad. Black and white illustrations by Pepe Gonzalez. A bright, tight, attractive copy. "Curiosity sent Nan down the hall and into the small passage that led to the kitchen. As she opened the door, she saw a trapdoor in front of the huge fireplace slowly closing! 'Bert!' Nan screamed." Ag... View more info

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Tom Brown's School Days

By: Hughes, Thomas

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, World Publishing Company:

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 006427

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


230 pp., red cloth boards with silver type, frontispiece and three full-page illustrations on plain paper. Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, PO name inside. Text starting to yellow, but clean and unamrked. DJ in protective plastic wrap. DJ has minor edgewear and one 1/2" tear. This edition was issued as part of The World Publishing Company's "The Classic Series," and was probably published in the early 1930s (based on publication dates for the other b... View more info

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Across Five Aprils

By: Hunt, Irene

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, Ace Books: 1965

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000934

ISBN: 0448170329

Condition: Good


Covers a bit creased/scuffed. Minor shelf wear, A couple pages creased. Owner's initials (?) inked inside front cover. "The unforgettable story of young Jethro Creighton who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War. " Newbery Medal Runner-up. Est Level: 5th grade and above; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall View more info

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Growing Day By Day (Health-Happiness-Success series)

By: Irwin, Leslie W.; Tuttle, Waid W.; De Kelver, Caroline

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Chicago, Lyons and Carnahan: 1958

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 003797

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Corners very slightly bumped. Pictorial boards with no jacket, apparently as issued. A bright, tight, attractive copy which does not appear ever to have been subjected to the tender mercies of an actual second grader. A second grade reading primer in the "Health-Happiness-Success" series. Major sections are "A Visit to the Zoo," "Making a Zoo," and "A Day with Don and Jane." To the vocabulary appearing in the first grade book, Awake ... View more info

The Little Colonel's House Party

By: Johnston, Annie Fellows

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, L.C. Page and Company: 1909

Seller ID: 005837

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


264 pp. plus 10 pp of publisher's advertisements. Beige pictorial cloth boards with orange lettering and orange, olive and beige drawing of children on front. Spine somewhat slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear and chipping, address sticker inside front board, bookstore sticker inside back board. Glossy black and white frontispiece and internal illustrations tipped in. An attractive copy. "Joyce returns from The Giant Scissors along with Malcolm and Keith... View more info

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Three Desperate Days

By: Jordan, Hope Dahle

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1975

Edition: 27th Edition; Ninth Printing

Seller ID: 002218

Condition: Good+


Corners bumped, covers show some soiling and darkening, minor edge wear. First page is the title page -- either no separate free end paper was printed, or it has been deftly removed. Some yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. "'From now on you're riding with us. And there's not a thing you can do about it!' Julie grew tense with panic and fear. She couldn't kid herself any longer-she and her grandmother were held prisoner in their own car, trapped by two d... View more info

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The Tale of a Meadow

By: Kane, Henry B.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A Knopf: 1959

Seller ID: 003805

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


110 pp., index. Yellow boards with title and flowers in black, somewhat stained with dampstain at bottom corners of boards and DJ. Pastedowns/endpapers show a full black and white meadow scene. PO's name inside, glue residue on free endpaper. DJ price-clipped, shows some edgewear including a few tiny chips. Text is clean and unmarked. "This is the story of a meadow - the woodchucks, pheasants, and meadow mice. Here are the lush grasses, the wild strawberries... View more info

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In Our Church

By: Klein, Sara G.

Price: $5.75

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Westminster Press: 1950

Seller ID: 000055

Condition: Near Fine


Some normal bookshelf wear on the covers. 36 pp. One of a series of four "first" religious books for young children. The others are "His Name is Jesus", "The Little Seeds That Grew", and "I'm Growing". Copiously illustrated, many in full color. Est Level: 1st-2nd grade.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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Patty and Jo, Detectives: The Case of the Toy Drummer

By: Knox, Janet

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, The World Publishing Company: 1951

Seller ID: 005643

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Falcon Book #A-31. Considerable edgewear. Text is clean and unmarked. "When Patty and Jo Farraday returned to Harker's Cove, the scene of their exciting adventure with an escaped convict, it was for a fun-filled summer vacation. It started gaily, with a birthday party at which the Farraday twins received a lovely music box with a toy drummer on top. But the toy drummer had a strange history, and one day he disappeared. How Patty and Jo caught a mysterious pr... View more info

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I Play at the Beach

By: Koch, Dorothy

Price: $75.00

Publisher: USA, Holiday House Inc.: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000549

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Spine is shelf-cocked. Boards show some dampstains, chipping, shelf wear, spotting. Pages are clean and bright. Inscribed and signed by the author: "To Adeline - whose interest, friendship and encouragement have meant the world to me. Dorothy Koch" Describes a child's day at the beach, colorfully illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky. Est level: pre-K to 2nd grade.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; Signed by Author View more info

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The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia Book 6)

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1966

Edition: 27th Edition; Ninth Printing

Seller ID: 006703

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


167 pp. Yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine and figure of a boy on the front board opening a door. Spine very slightly slanted and sunned with a very tiny tear at top, corners lightly bumped, PO name inside. DJ in protective plastic wrap. DJ spine has 1/4" piece missing from bottom edge, 3/8" chip at top, tiny chips at flap ends, two small tears and 1" tear, spine is lightly worn and a bit sunned. Text is bright and clean. A very nice copy ... View more info

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Prince Caspian: The Return To Narnia (Full-Color Collector's Edition) (Chronicles of Narnia, Book 4)

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $7.45

Publisher: New York, Harper Trophy: 2005

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 006828

ISBN: 0064471055

Condition: Very Good+


This special collector's edition features stiff wraps and thick, premium paper inside. Pauline Baynes' illustrations from the original edition were colorized in 1998, and the cover displays the color jacket Ms. Baynes created in 1962 for this book. Includes a double page map of the Narnia. All in all, a beautiful edition of this delightful children's classic. Corners slightly bumped, slight edge wear, binding tight, 1" black line on bottom edge. Movie tie-in seal on ... View more info

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Prince Caspian: The Return To Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2)

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1966

Edition: 27th Edition; Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 006859

Condition: Good in Good+ dust jacket


Blue cloth with black lettering, 186 pp, line drawing in black on front board. Spine is sunned and slightly slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear, some sunning along all edges, b/w drawings throughout, text is clean and unmarked. Jacket in new Brodart, spine somewhat sunned, some edge wear and chipping, mainly along top edge from top of spine across front panel. Back flap lists the other six volumes (in the order originally published in the U.S.). Overall, a nice c... View more info

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The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, Book 4)

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Collier Books: 1972

Edition: 27th Edition; Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 005374

ISBN: 0590405985

Condition: Very Good


Spine slightly creased, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Edges a little browned but text is clean and unmarked. List of Narnia titles on back cover has revised sequence numbers written in ink. A nice copy. Volume 4 -- How captive Prince Rilian escaped from the Emerald Witch's underground kingdom. "Not even a year has passed! But when Eustace returns to Narnia with school friend Jill Pole, he discovers that seventy years have gone by there. K... View more info

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The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, Book 6)

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Harper Trophy: 2002

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 008114

ISBN: 0064471101

Condition: Very Good


Corners slightly bumped, binding tight. A bright, attractive copy. Volume 6 -- How Aslan created Narnia and gave the gift of speech to its animals. "'This is a very important story,' the author explains at the start, 'because it shows how all the comings and goings between our own world and the land of Narnia first began.' Two children, Polly and Digory, live next door to one another in a street of old tall London houses. Exploring on a wet cold afternoon, t... View more info

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia Book 3)

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $3.75

Publisher: New York, Collier Books:

Edition: 27th Edition; Forty-Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 8374

ISBN: 0064471071

Condition: Good


Slight spine slant, some edge wear and rubbing, small tear at top of spine, a few page corners with small creases. A good reading copy. ; Cover art by Roger Hane, interior pictures adapted from the original illustrations by Pauline Bayne. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 216 pages; Book 5 in The Chronicles of Narnia. "Lucy and Edmund, accompanied by their peevish cousin Eustace, sail to the land of Narnia where Eustace is temporariily transformed into a green ... View more info