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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 ... 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 read... 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... 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 irrepress... 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 Br... 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, ... View more info

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Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Middletown, Conn., Xerox:

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000928

Condition: Very Good


Spine/covers show slight creasing, minor shelf wear. Spine has a scuff/chip towards the top about 1/2" tall that obscures part of the title. Owner's name written inside front cover and at top of one page. Foxing. Return again to the world of the mid-1800s when horses were our sometimes loved, sometimes abused work partners and companions. Anna Sewell's touching children's classic will show you this world through Black Beauty's eyes. Est Level: 4th grade and ... 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 ... 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... 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 cage... 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 c... 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 up... 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 sp... View more info

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Laddie: A True Blue Story

By: Stratton-Porter, Gene

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday Page & Company: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003791

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Blue boards with title in beige print offset by two flowers with flowers in bas relief below, a little soiling on boards and edges. Spine slanted & somewhat weak, cracking at pastedowns and pp. 136, 200, 360. Edgewear including 1/2" tear at bottom of spine, corners bumped/chipped. 602 pp. Three full-page color illustrations, several pages of blue line drawings on pastedown through first page of text. Text is clean and unmarked. When Laddie must stay to help Fa... View more info

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Girl Trouble

By: Summers, James L.

Price: $3.75

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1963

Edition: 27th Edition; Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 002186

Condition: Good+


Corners bumped, minor edge wear, a little rubbing/darkening, chipping at base of spine, a couple pages dog-eared, owner's name inside cover, slight yellowing. A fairly tight, attractive copy. "How does it happen that a 'nice guy'-a boy from a good family, good grades, fair success with girls gets himself in a hopeless jam? With girls. With the law! With turkeys!" Est Level: Young Adult.; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall View more info

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Our Great Northwest

By: Taylor, Arthur S.; Stone, Buena Cobb; Foster Irene

Price: $9.95

Publisher: San Francisco, Cal, Harr Wagner Publishing Company: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003785

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Minor edgewear/bumping, boards slightly bowed. Ex-library with the usual markings. Full color illustrations of pioneer wagon train on pastedowns/free endpapers. Many full-page color illustrations throughout. A bright, attractive copy. Stories of the Pacific Northwest, of the Native Americans before the settlers came, of pioneer days, and of other notable things from "then to now." Age Level: Grades 2-5; Ex-Library; 9 ¾" - 11" Tall View more info

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Tenggren's Story Book

By: Tenggren, Gustaf

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1944

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 001498

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


Backstrip is gone from spine. Boards are still attached, somewhat tenuously, to spine, but have torn away from end papers. Significant wear, scuffing, chipping to boards. Owner's name and date (1947) on ffep. Pages in good condition with bumped corners and slight foxing. Reading copy. Favorite stories from Arabian Nights, Dr. Dolittle, Gulliver's Travels, Heidi, Rip Van Winkle, Robin Hood, Robinson Crusoe, Rootabaga Stories, Tom Sawyer, Treasure Island, and Uncle Remu... View more info

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Carl Hall of Tait

By: Tomlinson, Everett T.

Price: $9.25

Publisher: New York, Barse & Hopkins: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002998

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, edges darkened, front board somewhat loose at spine, considerable wear at top 1/2" of spine/front board, green boards show some soiling. Pictorial cover. Text is clean and unmarked. Black & white glossy frontispiece.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info