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Outdoor Stories for Indoor Folk

By: Heighway, Jane Van Alstine

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1917

Seller ID: 005835

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


102 pp., light blue cloth boards with glossy color paste-on illustration on front board and glossy black and white illustrations inside. Some foxing, but text is basically light and clean. No edition stated, and no colophon is printed on the copyright page, so we are unable to positively identify this as a first edition. Bobbs-Merrill did not always identify firsts in this time period. Five charming children's stories including "Mother Robin's Story," What the Lilies Said to Jane," from the Bible "The Story of Ruth," from mythology the story of Pandora in "The Myst... View more info

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Ozma of Oz

By: Baum, L. Frank

Price: $4.50

Publisher: London, Puffin Books: 1985

Edition: 27th Edition; Third Printing

Seller ID: 8623

ISBN: 0140351191

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Corners bumped, a little edge wear and creasing. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; Map of 'The Marvelous Land of Oz' by Jo Worth. Third in Baum's series of Oz books. ; Oz; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 154 pages; From the title page - "Ozma of Oz. A Record of Her Adventures with Dorothy Gale of Kansas, the Yellow Hen, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, Tik-Tok, the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger; Besides Other Good People too Numerous to Mention Faithfully recorded herein. " "Not only does Ozma of Oz bring Dorothy back to Oz on her second visit... View more info

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Parsifal Rides the Time Wave

By: Chenault, Nell

Price: $6.20

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1962

Seller ID: 004037

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Weekly Reader Book Club Edition. Corners bumped, some edgewear, spine slightly slanted. Pages bright and clean. Some darkening/soiling to boardsd "Parsifal was a Poddley-a little green creature about a foot high. . . . A Poddley's job is a very interesting one indeed. It is being a friend to a lonely or unhappy child until that child's problem is solved. Then the Poddley moves on to a new case. Poddleys are also rather magical. They can appear of disappear at will, and they travel to and from jobs on the time waves that run around the world." Black and white illustration... View more info

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Patrick and the Golden Slippers

By: Milhous, Katherine

Price: $32.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007448

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Yellow cloth with black lettering, unpaginated, numerous color and black/white/yellow illustrations. Signed by author on title page. Spine a bit shaken, sunned, corners worn, minor edge wear, some soiling and rubbing, front board bowed out at top and bottom. Gift inscrip on front end paper together with a drawing of an angel blowing a trumpet, names penciled on back end paper. Interior clean and unmarked. Patrick and his family live in a very small brick house by the river in Philadelphia. One autumn day he is watching all his neighbors start to get their costumes ready for the annual Mumm... 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 drawing by Leonard Everett Fisher. Age Level: Grades 3-6; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

Peep-lo

By: Castle, Jane

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Raleigh, NC, Holiday House Inc.: 1959

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 003796

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Corners bumped/chipped, ex-library with usual stamps. Pictorial cover with a few light ink marks on front, back somewhat soiled, No jacket, apparently as issued. When a plover tries the "hurt wing" trick to lure Jill away from her nest, Jill runs for Daddy's binoculars and watches four little plovers hatch from their nest. Age Level: Preschool Read Aloud & Grade 1; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Penny Nichols Finds a Clue

By: Clark, Joan

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Chicago, The Goldsmith Publishing Company: 1936

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 003691

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Corners bumped/chipped, spine faded with wear along edges, spot on front red board., spine somewhat weak and beginning to separate at pastedowns. PO's nameplate on pastedown. Text is yellowed, but clean and unmarked. Penny Nichols, girl sleuth, is pulled into her father's investigation of a gang of auto thieves when a tire from her roadster is stolen. Age Level: Grades 4-10; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

People I'd Like to Keep

By: O'Neill, Mary

Price: $6.75

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000973

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Ex-library with library binding and usual stamps and markings. Covers show a little shelf wear, some chipping at the corners and scuffing. A couple pages dogeared. There is a poem scrawled on the FEP, starting "God Bless mothers every where" Short stories, in rhyme, of all sorts of interesting people, from Paddy, the Railroad-Crossing Watchman to Pico Zimballi, the Shoe-Repair Man. Mostly black and white with some color illustrations. Est level: 2nd - 4th and Read Aloud.; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Pirate's Doll: The Story of the China Poblana

By: Long, Eula

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A Knopf: 1956

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 005829

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


71 pp., red boards with green lettering and ivory, green and red illustration on front board. Corners bumped with tiny chips. Text has a few smudges. Ex-library with usual stamps. The early 17th century adventure of the little Chinese girl who was stolen by pirates and ended up in the house of Captain Miguel Sosa in Puebla, Mexico. She inspired the design of the "china poblana," the Mexican national costume for girls. Age Level: Grades 2-4; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, Book 4)

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Harper Trophy: 1994

Seller ID: 8616

ISBN: 0064405001

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. A fairly tight, attractive copy. ; Includes a double page map of the Narnia. The Harper Trophy edition is the first U. S. Edition where the titles were renumbered according to C. S. Lewis' original order. ; Chronicles of Narnia; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 223 pages; How Prince Caspian and his army of Talking Beasts conquered the Telmarines. "Narnia . . . The land between the lamp-post and the castle of Cair Paravel, where animals talk, where magical things happen ... And where the adventure begins. " Peter, Susan, Edmund,... 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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Pursuit in the French Alps

By: Bonzon, Paul-Jacques

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.: 1963

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 005307

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Pictorial boards, moderate edge wear with some chipping, spine slightly slanted, binding fairly tight, text clean and unmarked. A nice copy. Fourteen-year-old Vincent Missillier goes alone up to Wolf Ridge in the French Alps to cut hay when his injured father cannot. Then Vincent is visited by a mysterious stranger banished from his Italian village across the border after being accused of stealing the village cross. Convinced of his innocence, Vincent resolves to solve the mystery. Age Level: Grades 4-7; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Puzzletime

By: Clemmons, Edwards I.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Carlton Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003411

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Very minor shelfwear, front board very slightly bowed out, PO's name on pastedown. Top edge of DJ tattered, with 3 1/2" and 1 1/2" tears in front, 1 1/2" chip at bottom, and approx. 1 1/2" jaged piece removed along back edge. "Rainy day, sunny day, shut-in-day--any day is the right day for Puzzletime, an intriguing new book of word games bound to keep young people interested and entertained. Specifically aimed at boys and girls from 10 to 14 years old, this collection of over 50 puzzles, from simple standard crossword puzzles to oddly shaped and more difficult ones wh... View more info

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Ralph S. Mouse

By: Cleary, Beverly

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Dell Yearling: 1983

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000984

ISBN: 0440475821

Condition: Fine


Owner's name and penciled prices on half-title page. "Ralph 'Smart' Mouse is fed up with living at the country inn with his rowdy mouse cousins who always want to ride his motorcycle. When his pal Ryan Bramble takes him to school, Ralph is delighted with his new home and instant rise to fame. But Ralph doesn't like it one bit when he's in a mouse exhibit and a reporter writes that there are mice throughout the school! What's worse is Ryan's quarrels with his classmate Brad, who ends up breaking Ralph's motorcycle. Can anything replace his treasured motorcycle? Why can't they all b... View more info

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Ralph S. Mouse

By: Cleary, Beverly

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006759

ISBN: 0440475821

Condition: Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


160 pp., light blueish-green boards with medium blue cloth spine, blue endpapers. Spine somewhat slanted, corners a bit bumped, edges slightly rubbed, two light pen marks on bottom edge. Gift inscription on free endpaper, 1 3/4" tear on p. 31; text is clean and bright. DJ in new Brodart protective plastic wrap. DJ is price-clipped, with light edgewear and tiny chips at spine and flap ends. A nice first edition by this beloved author. "Ralph 'Smart' Mouse is fed up with living at the country inn with his rowdy mouse cousins who always want to ride his motorcycle. When his pal R... View more info

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Revolving Pictures A Reproduction from an Antique Book

By: Nister, Ernest

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cali, Columbia, William Collins Sons & Co.: 1979

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 8860

ISBN: 0529055511

Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued


Unpaginated. A little edge wear and rubbing. The circular pictures are all present, functional, nd in excellent condition. An attractive copy. ; 7 ¾" - 9 ¾" Tall; "The original Revolving Pictures book was published in 1892 by Ernest Nister of London. This reproduction features the unique changing pictures, the delicate illustrations and the delightful verses from the original book. " A presentation of poems, each accompanied by a circular picture with parts that can be moved by a ribbon to reveal a new picture. " View more info

Rilla of the Lighthouse

By: North, Grace May

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Akron, Ohio, The Saalfield Publishing Company: 1926

Seller ID: 004650

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


310 pp., frontispiece. Orange boards have a few spots. Spine slanted/sunned, minor edgewear, corners somewhat bumped with tiny chips. Text is darkened, but clean and unmarked. We believe this was the first of a three-book series by Grace May North which also included "Nan of the Gypsies" and "Meg of Mystery Mountain." An innocent young girl, in a sheltered life with her beloved grandfather the lighthouse keeper since birth, begins to encounter the world outside. Age Level: Young Adult; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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River of the Wolves

By: Meader, Stephen W.

Price: $34.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003953

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Spine slanted, a fair amount of edge wear and chipping, blue boards with a couple damp stains, some rubbing, black edges of Brodart jacket has rubbed of along edges of boards and inside covers. Blue illustrated end paper, 249 pp. Owner's name on half title and back of front end paper. Some browning and occasional spotting to pages, otherwise text clean and unmarked. Jacket in protective wraps, with some soiling to back and chipping to top, middle, and base of spine along with upper edge of flaps. Overall a good, well-read copy. "The summer that young Dave Foster went to work on his unc... View more info

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River Treasure

By: Burgwyn, Mebane Holoman

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006656

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


159 pp. This copy has been rebound in durable dark green cloth. Spine shows some wear, especially at ends, corners bumped, minor edge wear, light soiling on a few pages. Ex-library with stamps sprinkled about, rear pastedown has pocket and bar code sticker, "JB" lettered on spine. Plain paper frontispiece, full-page and chapter-head black and white line drawings by Ralph Ray throughout book on plain paper. Overall a nice copy of Burgwyn's first book. "Poor little Guy. He was so lonely. His mother died when he was little, and then his father, leaving him with a cross stepmothe... View more info

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Robin Hood

By: Gilbert, Henry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Akron, Ohio, Saalfield Publishing Company:

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 005498

Condition: Good in Good+ dust jacket


Published by Saalfield "Every Child's Library #3031". No publication date is given, but it appears to be the original 1913 Saalfield edition. 252 pp., blue boards with black lettering. Spine slightly slanted with minor edgewear/bumping, PO name inside. DJ has a little edgewear/chipping, with 1" tears at bottom of spine and flap. Text is yellowed, but clean and unmarked. Black and white illustrations by Frances Brundage throughout text. "With the fair Maid Marion at his side, Robin Hood waged war against the rich and proud lords who were the enemies of poor and humble ... View more info