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The Boundary Riders

By: Phipson, Joan

Price: $4.65

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.: 1963

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 002717

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Some bumping, edgewear, boards somewhat scuffed, front board 's lower corner creased, free end paper chipped, price in corner, corner removed front back end paper, text somewhat yellowed. Front cover depicts children exploring a forest setting. A clean unmarked copy. A children's adventure/mystery set in central New South Wales, Australia. Black and white illustrations. Age Level: Grades 4-8; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Ghosts and Witches Aplenty

By: Raskin, Joseph and Edith

Price: $4.25

Publisher: New York, NY, Scholastic, Inc.: 1974

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 000992

Condition: Good


Spine/covers creased and scuffed. Some shelf wear/chipping. Owner's name inside front cover. "In the time of the American colonies, the nights were filled with spooky sounds. Clanks and moans! Screams and groans! Rocks flying through the air! Strange knockings at the door! Who-o-o-o is there? GHOSTS AND WITCHES APLENTY. Those were the good old days . . . or were they?" Est level: 3rd - 8th grades; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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The Yearling (50th Anniversay Edition)

By: Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Collier Books: 1988

Edition: 27th Edition; Seventeenth Printing

Seller ID: 003497

ISBN: 0020449313

Condition: Good+


Front cover creased along hinge and in upper right corner, corners bumped including a few pages, minor edge wear. A fairly tight, attractive copy. 50th Anniversay edition of the 1939 Pulitzer Prize winning novel. "With its excellent descriptions of Florida scrub landscapes, its skillful use of native vernacular, its tender relation between Jody and his pet fawn, 'The Yearling' is a simply written picturesque story of boyhood that stands a good chance, when adults have finished with it, of finding a permanent place in adolescent libraries." - Time.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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The Yearling

By: Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scibner's Sons: 1938

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 007000

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Early reprint of the 1939 Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Title page is dated 1938, but no 'A' on copyright page and no printing history listed. Tan cloth with green lettering, 428 pp. A little edge wear and some light spotting to lower portion of boards. Some browning but text is clean and unmarked. Jacket in new Brodart with a little edge wear, a little chipping at top and base of spine and base of front flap, a few small tears along edges. Some darkening and soiling. Overall, a nice copy. "With its excellent descriptions of Florida scrub landscapes, its skillful use of native vernacul... View more info

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The Talbot Boys

By: Reed, Harrison & Mathilda

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Maplewood, NJ, C. S. Hammond & Company: 1961

Edition: Possible first Edition

Seller ID: 000391

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Jacket shows darkening on the spine, plus a coffee cup ring on the front cover. This seems likely to be a first edition -- only the copyright date is listed on the title page -- no evidence of other printings. Est. Level: Teenagers. Their summer fishing business leads teenagers Joe and Fred Talbot into a search for sunken treasure, an attempted murder and similar "routine adventures." But it's when they go to visit their cousins on Big Talbot Island that things really start getting dangerous.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Earth Times Two

By: Reynolds, Pamela

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.: 1970

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 000975

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Minor shelf wear, corners bumped. Slight darkening. Doodling in the margins of numerous pages, but text is clean. Ever wondered if you had a doppelganger twin somewhere? When Jeremy's orphaned cousin Helene comes to stay, the strange events begin. Weekly Reader Children's Book Club. Est Level: 4th grade and up; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Custer's Last Stand

By: Reynolds, Quentin

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1951

Edition: Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 003189

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Spine slanted, darkened, some wear and chipping at top and base. Dampstaining across both boards, corners bumped, minor edge wear with a dent to top edge of back cover. Owner's name insdie cover, a couple gold stars on read pastedown. Pages are clean and unmarked. A "Landmark Book," this is the story of General George Armstrong Custer starting with his boyhood and life at West Point. As with so many men of his generation, Custer comes of age during the Civil War, where the young cavalryman makes a flamboyant name for himself, winding up a Brigadier General. Staying in the Army afte... View more info

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City and Country - New Citizenship Reader

By: Ringer, Edith Hope; Downie, Lou Chase

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1940

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 002079

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


This was a school textbook rather than ex-library, with a pupil signup sheet pasted inside cover. Corners are bumped with a fair amount of edge wear, chipping, and scurffing to boards. Some fading. Pages show some foxing and soiling. Pages 9 and 69 have pieces torn out that include some text, otherwise I would grade it about Good -. Some other small tears to a few pages, but they don't affect the text. Originally published in 1930, this is a charming first-grade reading primer from 1940 with lovely color illustrations of the period. Chapter titles range from "Bubbles" to "Pain... View more info

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More Fun with Our Friends

By: Robinson, Helen M.; Monroe, Marion; Artley, A. Sterl; Huck, Charlotte S.; Jenkins, William A.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Glenview, Ill., Scott, Foresman & Company: 1967

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 004343

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


192 pp, vocabulary list. Sturdy pictorial schoolbook binding, some edge wear primarily to corners, moderate soiling and darkening. Small school stamps inside front and back covers and on leading edge, otherwise no markings. Some darkening to top edge, pages are bright and clean, a few creased. A solid copy. A basic reader from the 1960s put out by the Curriculum Foundation Series which "broadens the familiar concept of friends to include animals of the real world and characters in fanciful tales." In the first unit, "School Friends," we encounter our old friends Dick and J... View more info

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The 'G' Man's Son At Porpoise Island (#2 in G-Man Series)

By: Robinson, Warren F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Goldsmith Publishing Company: 1937

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 006453

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


251 pp., red cloth boards with black lettering. Front board has light spotting near top, edgewear along bottom edge. DJ in new Brodart protective plastic wrap. DJ has shallow chipping at spine and flap ends, and wear along edges, spot at top. Cracked at front hinge, PO name inside in pencil. Text is yellowed, but clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "Another exciting exploit of Stanley Sandborn, whose father is a Secret Service Agent, and his chum the irrepressible, wise-cracking John Tallman. In this book they go exploring themselves right into the clutches of a powerful ring of int... View more info

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The Cricket in Times Square : All about Animals (Chester Cricket Ser.)

By: Selden, George

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 1970

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000810

ISBN: 0440415632

Condition: Good+


Covers somewhat creased, some ordinary shelf wear. Some pages bent out at corners. A Newbery Award Honor Book and a Dell Yearling book. "After Chester, a cricket, arrives in the Times Square subway station via a picnic basket from his native Connecticut, he takes up residence in the Bellinis' newsstand. There, the tiny creature is lucky enough to find three good friends: a little boy named Mario whose parents run the unsuccessful newsstand, a fast-talking Broadway mouse named Tucker and his pal, Harry the Cat. Throughout their escapades and their ups and downs in New York City, to... View more info

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Scrambled Eggs Super!

By: Seuss, Dr.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1953

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 003243

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Primarily a reading copy. Spine strip is gone, bottom third of backstrip missing and front board detached from spine along that length. Edge wear and chipping, esp. to corners. Some random markings to cover, likely with Magic Marker. Text block a little loose, but the pages are clean and unmarked. No other printings listed on copyright page, but it does not say "First printed in 1953', so probably not first, but does appear to be an early printing. "You see, I was sitting here, resting my legs/And I happened to pick up a couple of eggs/And I sort of got thinking-it's sort of a sham... View more info

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Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Akron, Ohio, Saalfield Publishing Company: 1924

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 006166

Condition: Fair in Good+ dust jacket


234 pp. Saalfield Every Child's Library #3001. Front board detached at pastedown, but still attached at rear pastedown, corners a bit bumped. Text browned with 3/8" bookworm hole (I'm not kidding) affecting pp.16-56. One page dogearred. DJ in protective Brodart plastic wrap. DJ has scuff mark on front, small chips at spine and flap ends, some edgewear, PO name on front flap. Florence Williams' full-page black and white illustrations and chapter head silhouettes make this a charming early reprint of this beloved 1877 classic.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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The Road to Agra

By: Sommerfelt, Aimee

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, American Book-Stratford Press: 1961

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 002719

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, some bumping/edgewear, boards slightly soiled. Text is starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. Cover has picture of peasant children on a journey. Black and white illustrations by Ulf Aas. In the little village in India, Maya, Lalu's little sister, is going blind, and if she does so, she'll lose her spot in the school and will never learn to read. And if she doesn't, she won't be able to teach her brother. Hearing that a friend's uncle was cured of blindness in Agra, Lalu decides to walk the long and dangerous distance to Agra with his sister to get the doct... View more info

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Yearling Newbery Ser.)

By: Speare, Elizabeth George

Price: $3.75

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 1982

Seller ID: 000806

ISBN: 0440495962

Condition: Good+


Covers a bit creased, some shelf wear/scuffing. Corners bumped. Winner of the Newbery Award for 1959 and a Dell Yearling Book. "Kim Tyler knew, as she gazed for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home would never be like the shimmering Caribbean islands she left behind. She was like a tropical bird which ahs flown to the wrong part of the world. And in the stern, Puritan community of her relatives, she soon felt caged as well, and lonely. In the meadows, the only place where she could feel completely free, she meets another lone and myster... View more info

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

By: Speare, Elizabeth George

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 1973

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000807

ISBN: 0440495962

Condition: Good


Covers somewhat creased, some shelf wear/scuffing. Corners bumped. Winner of the Newbery Award for 1959 and a Dell Yearling Book. "Kim Tyler knew, as she gazed for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home would never be like the shimmering Caribbean islands she left behind. She was like a tropical bird which ahs flown to the wrong part of the world. And in the stern, Puritan community of her relatives, she soon felt caged as well, and lonely. In the meadows, the only place where she could feel completely free, she meets another lone and mys... View more info

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Ghosts Who Went to School

By: Spearing, Judith

Price: $3.45

Publisher: New York, Scholastic, Inc.: 1975

Edition: 27th Edition; Tenth Printing

Seller ID: 000930

Condition: Good


Spine and covers creased, scuffed. Chipping, shelf wear, esp. at bottom of spine. Darkening, foxing. Bottom 1 1/2" of pages are faintly stained. #TX 965 "One day, Mrs. Hartley gets a new pupil. From the moment Wilbur the ghost floats through the door, things begin to happen. Wilbur doesn't mean to make trouble, but suddenly books rise in the air, pencils write by themselves, and mysterious voices answer the teacher. Wilbur can't understand why anyone's upset. He just loves going to school. P.S. Wilbur is very good in arithmetic, but he needs help in spelling." Bla... View more info

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Heidi

By: Spyri, Johanna

Price: $3.95

Publisher: Kenosha, Wisconsin, Samuel Lowe Company: 1959

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 000949

Condition: Good+


Covers show some creasing, some shelf wear/corners bumped. Pen doodlings on back cover, inside front cover, and on title page. Foxing. This classic tale was specially abridged and retold for young readers by Erva and Lloyd Merow. Pen and ink drawings. Est level: 2nd - 4th grades.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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Heidi

By: Spyri, Johanna

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1963

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 001101

ISBN: 0448054639

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Minor shelf wear, corners bumped. Slightly shelf-cocked. Top edge shows some darkening. Small dampstain at top inside front cover and on front FEP. Children and adults too will be charmed by this classic tale of Heidi of the Alps. Pen & ink illustrations. Translated by Helen B. Dole. Est Level: 3rd - 8th grades.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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The Adventures of Robin Hood

By: Stebling, Saba Hawks (retold by)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1921

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 005497

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Red boards with black lettering on spine and front board and a black medallion depicting an archer on both spine and front board. Spine slanted and corners very slightly bumped. PO inscription on front frre endpaper dated 1939. Pastedowns in red and ivory depict an archer in a forest setting kneeling on one knee preparing to shoot. Vintage DJ depicts Errol Flynn as Robin Hood, DJ has minor soiling and shallow chips at spine and flap ends and 1" tear at top of spine. Text is clean and unmarked. A charming copy. "With the fair Maid Marion at his side, Robin Hood waged war agai... View more info