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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

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

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Rockets Into Space

By: Crosby, Alexander L.; Larrick, Nancy

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002175

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Corners bumped, spine slightly slanted, slight edge wear, top edge a bit soiled. Jacket shows some edge wear/chipping especially along spine. Some rubbing, darkening. Small tear at base of back cover has been repaired with tape. 82 pp, index. An Easy-to-read book. "'Rockets into space? Nonsense!' That's what people said not long ago. But a few rocket pioneers knew better. This book tells how they worked on bigger and better rockets, so that someday man could travel into space. Now that day is almost here. Would you like to go along on a trip into outer space? This exciting book is the... View more info

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Roy Rogers and the Gopher Creek Gunman (Roy Rogers Series #3)

By: Middleton, Don

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Racine, WI, Whitman Publishing: 1945

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 006451

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


248 pp., blue boards with title in red and black circled by a lasso. Whitman #2309. Pastedowns are black and white line drawings of Roy Rogers and his horse. This is an early reprint of the Whitman Authorized Edition published approximately 1950 (based on the latest publication date ofother books in ads at back. Last published Roy Rogers book listed is "Roy Rogers and the Outlaws of Sundown Valley." A little edgewear, top corners bumped. Text is yellowing, but clean and unmarked. Roy's adventure starts when he and Trigger stumble upon a hanged man with a note pinned to him cla... 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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Shadow Over the Back Court

By: Christopher, Matt

Price: $6.35

Publisher: New York, Franklin Watts, Inc.: 1960

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 004064

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Considerable wear along edges and spine including chipping, corners bumped, boards somewhat spotted, ex-library with usual stamps. Text is clean and unmarked. A boy faces opposition from his family and teachers to his pursuit of his love for playing basketball. Age Level: Grades 4-6; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Shirley Temple and the Screaming Specter (An Original Story Featuring Shirley Temple Famous Motion Picture Star as the Heroine)

By: Heisenfelt, Kathryn

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Racine, WI, Whitman Publishing: 1946

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 006425

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


247 pp., dark green boards with orange type. Pastedowns depict black and white drawing of girl on porch of Leech Lake Resort. Frontispiece and other full page illustrations are black and white drawings on plain paper. Corners are somewhat bumped, pages are lightly tanned, but overall a very nice copy. Shirley Temple finds adventure at Leech Lake Resort. Age Level: Grades 4-8; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Socks

By: Cleary, Beverly

Price: $3.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Dell Publishing: 1983

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 000815

ISBN: 0440482569

Condition: Good


Slight shelf wear/scuffing. Cover has detached from the book. A Dell Yearling book. "Life at Mr. and Mrs. Bricker's house is great fun for Socks the cat. He's petted, pampered, and loved. Then the Brickers bring home a new baby, and Socks isn't the center of attention anymore. In fact, it isn't long until he's banished from the house to the backyard. A very unfair punishment, in Socks's eyes. The baby was crying all night for food, and all Socks did was to give Mrs. Bricker one gentle nip as a hunger signal. But Socks and the Brickers love each other too much to stay apart. T... View more info

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Stories from the Old Testament Book One - From Adam to Joseph

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1958

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 007139

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Tan cloth with gold lettering, black inset on front board with gold title, unpaginated, lavishly illustrated many in color. Spine slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, some spotting along edges of boards. Interior bright and clean. Pictorial jacket in new Brodart, moderate edge wear with several small edge tears and creasing along edges. 1 x 3/4" chip missing to bottom edge of front panel, a little chipping at top and bottom of spine and flaps. Overall, a nice copy. "Covers the whole of Genesis: the creation of the world, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah's ark and the flood, ... View more info

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Teen-Age Football Stories

By: Owen, Frank (Editor)

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1948

Seller ID: 006139

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


252 pp., orange boards with brown lettering. Spine very slightly slanted, very minor edgewear. DJ in protective Brodart plastic wrap. DJ has slight edgewear along bottom and a closed 1 1/2" tear, two very small chips in flap. A very well preserved, attractive copy. A vintage collection published in 1948 of selected football stories targeted towards teenagers by H.C. McFadden, B.J. Chute, John Gartner, Russell Gordon Carter, Bob Eddy, William F. Strube, H.W. Sandberg, and John Everett Dodge. Age Level: Young Adult; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Teen-Age Football Stories

By: Owen, Frank (Editor)

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1948

Seller ID: 006140

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


252 pp., orange boards with brown lettering. Spine very slightly slanted and a little soiled, very minor edgewear, PO name inside. DJ in protective Brodart plastic wrap. DJ has shallow chipping at spine and flap ends, and edgewear including a few small tears. Text is clean and unmarked. A vintage collection published in 1948 of selected football stories targeted towards teenagers by H.C. McFadden, B.J. Chute, John Gartner, Russell Gordon Carter, Bob Eddy, William F. Strube, H.W. Sandberg, and John Everett Dodge. Age Level: Young Adult; 7¾" - 9¾" 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 Remus selected and illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren. Est Level: 2nd - 5th and Read Aloud.; 12 - 15" Tall 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 '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 Adventure Book of Shells (A Capital Young Adventure Book)

By: Evans, Eva Knox

Price: $5.25

Publisher: New York, Capitol Publishing Company, Inc.: 1957

Edition: 27th Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 003800

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


93 pp, index. Some edgewear/bumping, pen mark on p. 17, otherwise clean and unmarked. "The dramatic story of shells. . . their uses, differences, where, when and how to find them, starting a collection, shell picture dictionary, jewelry making, everything for the young collector." Age Level: Grades 3-8; 9 ¾" - 11" 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