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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 6¾" - 7¾" tall 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 clean. The Bobbsey twins are coming home on the train from their summer vacation when they are stopped by a circus train wrec... 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 clean and unmarked. The book opens with the twins getting ready for the annual summer church picnic with their schoolmates he... 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 shorter than others, a few pages have tears. DJ shows chipping along edges and spine. DJ is enclosed in protective mylar wrap. ... 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." Age Level: Grades 2-6; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 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 books in the ad pages). From Wikipedia: "Tom Brown's Schooldays, first published in 1857, is a novel by Thomas Hughes... 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 and Away, are added 180 new words. Age Level: Grade 2; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 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, from Two Little Knights of Kentucky. They are joined by new characters, among them Betty and Eugenia, who will also become ... 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 desperate hitchhikers! Escape, escape, was all she could think of-but how?" Est Level: Young Adult.; 5¾" - 6¾" ... 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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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 #1)

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1966

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 of this children's favorite. Listed as #6 in the Narnia series. How Aslan created Narnia and gave the gift of spee... 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

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 front cover. The Harper Trophy edition is the first U.S. edition where the titles were renumbered according to C.S. Lewi... 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: 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 copy of a fairly early American printing. How Prince Caspian and his army of Talking Beasts conquered the Telmarines. ... View more info

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Out of the Silent Planet

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $4.45

Publisher: New York, Collier Books: 1986

Edition: Fifty-Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 007190

ISBN: 002086910X

Condition: Good


A little edge wear and rubbing, some cover creasing, owner's name inside cover, scribbling inside back cover. Book has a curve to it. Text clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. The first book of C.S. Lewis's famous Space Trilogy which is followed by Perelandra and That Hideous Strength. The protagonists of the series, philologist Ransom, Devine and physicist Dr. Weston are introduced when Devine and Weston kidnap Ransom and take him to Malacandra (Mars).; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, Book #1)

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Harper Trophy: 2002

Seller ID: 008114

ISBN: 0064471101

Condition: Very Good


Corners slightly bumped, binding tight. A bright, attractive copy. 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, they discover a little door in an attic which leads to a long dark corridor connecting their two homes. That is how they stumble on to the... View more info

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That Hideous Strength: a Modern Fairy Tale for Grown-Ups

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Collier Books: 1965

Edition: Fifty-First Printing

Seller ID: 182911

ISBN: 0020869606

Condition: Very Good-


Ex-library with typical markings, rebound with perma-bound covers, corners slightly bumped, some yellowing. A nice copy. ; Ex-Library; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 382 pages; "In this last book of the Space Trilogy which begins with Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra, the remarkable Dr. Ransom makes his way through a tale of devilry peopled with megalomaniacs, superior beings from other planets, and creators of dangerous scientific experiments. As he wrestles with the battle between science and ethics, Dr. Ransom takes readers on a journey of suspense, mystery, and challenging ar... 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: 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 dragon because of his selfish behavior and skepticism." " Narnia . . . Where a dragon awakens . . . Where stars w... View more info

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The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, Book 6)

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $6.25

Publisher: Harmondsworth, England, Puffin Books: 1967

Edition: 3rd Impression

Seller ID: 8375

ISBN: 0590405985

Condition: Good


Spine a bit slanted, well creased, reading crease, some edge wear and rubbing. Pages yellowed but text is clean and unmarked. ; Puffin Books PS240. This copy has a wraparound cover featuring the dust jacket art created by Pauline Baynes for the hardcover edition. ; Narnia; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 206 pages; 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. King Caspian is now an old man.. His s... View more info

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The Chronicles of Narnia {7 Vol. Set) : 1) the Magician's Nephew; 2) the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; 3) the Horse and His Boy; 4) the Voyage of the Dawn Treader; 6) the Silver Chair; 7) the Last Battle

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1994

Seller ID: 8609

ISBN: 0590254758

Condition: Very Good


Corners are bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. All seven volume in gently read condition. ; A very nice seven-volume trade paperback set of this beloved children's fantasy classic. The books were originally issued between 1950 and 1956. The titles in this edition are renumbered according to C. S. Lewis' original order. Cover illustrations by Chris van Allsburg, internal illustrations by Pauline Baynes. ; 7 ¾" X 9 ¾"; The Magician's Nephew (Book 1) : "When Digory and Polly try to return the wicked witch Jadis to her own world, the magic gets mixed up and they all la... View more info