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The Story of George Washington Carver

By: Moore, Eva

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Scholastic, Inc.: 1971

Edition: 27th Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 001096

Condition: Fair


Spine/covers somewhat creased, scuffed. Shelf wear, corners bumped, foxing. There is a 3/4" tear on the front cover about 2" from the top of the spine. It goes through the first 35 or so pages. "When he was seven years old, George had a secret garden in the woods. It was his plant hospital where he took care of sick and dying plants. He knew so much about plants that everyone called him The Plant Doctor. The Plant Doctor grew up to be the famous scientist, George Washington Carver. This is the true story of his life." Pen & ink illustrations and marvelous old phot... View more info

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The Story of Robinson Crusoe Adapted Under supervision of Josette Frank

By: Defoe, Daniel

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House: 1952

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 001497

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Spine slightly shelf-cocked and shaken, corners bumped, some shelf wear, boards somewhat soiled and darkened. Owner's name inside front cover, H stamped twice on ffep. Pages in very good condition. This children's classic is adapted for the slightly younger reader by Josette Frank. Black and white and color illustrations by Jay Hyde Barnum. Est level: 3rd - 6th grades.; 9 ¾" - 11" Tall View more info

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the Swiss Family Robinson

By: Wyss, Johann

Price: $7.25

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, World Publishing Company: 1947

Seller ID: 001098

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Boards scuffed, darkened. Spine shows some lightening, plus chipping at top and bottom. Corners chipped a bit, with small threads sticking out. Pages somewhat foxed, with a few stains. 'Survivor' can't hold a candle to this classic tale of the family shipwrecked on a desert island. Black and white illustrations. Est Level: 5th grades and above; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 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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The Tale of Cuffy Bear (Sleepy-Time Tales)

By: Bailey, Arthur Scott

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1915

Seller ID: 005567

Condition: Good


112 pp. plus a several page "A Word to Grown-Ups" at the end which describes his TUCK-ME-IN TALES for young children, of which this apparently is one. Boards are a somewhat soiled beige cloth with black lettering on the spine and the title on the front board in thick red lettering. Front board also features a charming red, black and beige picture of Cuffy Bear encountering a porcupine. Spine is slanted and corners bumped. Several red, gray and white full-page illustrations throughout the book. Cracking at pp. 32 and 64. The adventures and misadventures of a very young bear ... View more info

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The Twins' Summer Vacation

By: Whitehill, Dorothy

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1921

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 002988

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, sunned, corners bumped and chipped, some edge wear, primarily at top and bottom of spine, a little rubbing, owner's name inside cover. A nice copy. No publication date listed, but likely early 1930s as one of the advertisements in back lists 8 Nancy Drew titles. Fifth in the Page Twins series. The Twins are fifteen and on summer vacation at Janet's home (inherited from her late grandmother) in New York State as well as a month long visit to Major Harrison's home in Virginia. The Twins happen upon a number of adventures as well as wrapping a seemingly endless stream... View more info

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The Uninvited Donkey

By: White, Anne H.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003802

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Some edgewear, corners bumped/chipped, green boards with red picture of donkey show some spots. Pastedowns are starting to yellow. Text is clean and unmarked. A funny story about the Linian family's summer at the beach which is turned upside down by the arrival of a donkey from Italy, Fra Diavolo. Expressive pen and ink drawings by Don Freeman throughout. Age Level: Grades 4-9; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 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 Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia Book 3)

By: Lewis, C. S.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, Harper Trophy: 2005

Edition: Forty-Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 8779

ISBN: 0064471071

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing, small label on back cover. A fairly tight, attractive copy. ; Cover art by Cliff Nielsen, interior illustrations by Pauline Baynes. ; Narnia; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 271 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 walk the earth . . . Where anything can happen. &#... View more info

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The Weirdstone of Brisingamen: A Tale of Alderley

By: Garner, Alan

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Henry Z. Walck, Inc.: 1963

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 003360

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Boards show some shelfwear/bumping, ex-library with a few stamps. Text is clean and unmarked. "Goblins, witches, and warlocks are after the magic stone which Susan wears on her bracelet in this exciting story." Age Level: Grades 4-9; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The X Bar X Boys at Nugget Camp

By: Ferris, James Cody

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 005510

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


#6 in the X Bar X Boys series. 216 pp., red boards with black lettering and silhouette of cowboy on a bucking horse on front board. No publication date listed, but the red boards mark this book as after 1932. Front and back pastedowns have green and ivory drawing of cowboys rounding up cattle. Corners bumped. Vintage DJ a little yellowed with 2 small tears, one 2 1/2" tear, and small chips at top and bottom of spine. Text clean and unmarked. A very nice copy. " When the boys find an old miner who had been shot and left for dead, they bring him to the ranch for some tender lov... View more info

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The X Bar X Boys at the Round-Up

By: Ferris, James Cody

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 005509

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


#5 in the X Bar X Boys series. 212 pp., red boards with black lettering and silhouette of cowboy on a bucking horse on front board. No publication date listed, but the red boards mark this book as after 1932. Front and back pastedowns have green and ivory drawing of cowboys rounding up cattle. Corners slightly bumped. Vintage DJ a little yellowed with 3 small tears and small chips at top and bottom of spine. Text clean and unmarked. A very nice copy. "A pompous easterner, acting on behalf of a conglomerate, makes an outrageously high offer for some of Bardwell Manley's prime catt... View more info

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The X Bar X Boys Riding for Life

By: Ferris, James Cody

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 005512

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


#10 in the X Bar X Boys series. 218 pp., red boards with black lettering and silhouette of cowboy on a bucking horse on front board. No publication date listed, but the red boards mark this book as after 1932. Front and back pastedowns have green and ivory drawing of cowboys rounding up cattle. Some edgewear/bumping. Vintage DJ a little yellowed with 1 3/4" at bottom of spine, 1" tear and edgewear/shallow chips Text clean and unmarked. A very nice copy. "A new hand who has shown himself lazy and untrustworthy is given his walking papers by Bardwell Manley on the advice o... 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 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 Young Visitors or, Mr. Salteena's Plan

By: Ashford, Daisy

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1919

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 005610

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


105 pp. Beige boards depicting gray marionettes in silhouette on both front, back and spine. Boards are somewhat sunned, with spine paper splitting in front and pulling away from the webbing. Some foxing. Frontispiece is a portrait of the young author. E.M. Barrie introduces this charming portrait of the Victorian "High Life" by a remarkable nine-year-old girl: "Except for the smirk on her face, all I can learn of her now is that she was one of a small family who lived in the country, invented their own games, dodged the governess and let the rest of the world go hang. Sh... View more info

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Thee, Hannah!

By: De Angeli, Marguerite

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1962

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 8756

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Yellow over pictorial boards, 90 pp. Corners worn, some edge wear and chipping. End papers show a Philadelphia residential streetfront. No jacket - given the pictorial boards it's not clear whether this edition was issued with a jacket, although the first edition evidently did have a jacket. Owner's note on half title page. Inscribed by author on title page, dated 1971. ; No publishing date listed. Other titles by this author are listed, and the most recent title was published in 1961. No ZIP code on the title page, which is another indicator that it was printed in the early 1960s. Au... 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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Till Potatoes Grow on Trees

By: Brock, Emma L.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A Knopf: 1938

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 003846

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


129 pp. reset edition. Minor edgewear/bumping, PO name inside, a few spots along edge of text block, but overall a bright, attractive copy. Library binding/pictorial boards but NOT ex-library. Charming pen and ink illustrations by the author throughout. "Suddenly Mary seemed to do everything wrong, no matter how hard she tried; Paul found that being a farmer could be very hard work; and Susan counted the freckles on her nose, with unpredictable results. Emma Brock has a warm and humorous view of the ordinary and extraordinary things that happen to children, and these nine simple but... View more info

Tinker's Tim and the Witches

By: Anderson, Bertha C.

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1953

Edition: Seventh Printing

Seller ID: 003367

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Ex-library w/ pocket & 2 stamps, spine somewhat slanted. DJ has three 1" tears, edgewear, tiny chips at corners. Text is bright and attractive. "Tim Tetlow lived with his father and grandmother in old Salem at the time of the great trouble, when witches were hanged on Gallows Hill and even the cows wore red tags to keep off the evil eye. On certain nights the thud of horses’ feet could be heard on the paths away from the town, and sometimes in a shaft of moonlight a horse would be seen to bear two riders, one a woman wrapped in a billowing cloak. Granny Tetlow said there were... View more info