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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

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Tom Brown's School Days

By: Hughes, Thomas

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, World Publishing Company:

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 006427

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


230 pp., red cloth boards with silver type, frontispiece and three full-page illustrations on plain paper. Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, PO name inside. Text starting to yellow, but clean and unamrked. DJ in protective plastic wrap. DJ has minor edgewear and one 1/2" tear. This edition was issued as part of The World Publishing Company's "The Classic Series," and was probably published in the early 1930s (based on publication dates for the other books in the ad pages). From Wikipedia: "Tom Brown's Schooldays, first published in 1857, is a novel by Thomas Hughes... View more info

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Tom's Town (Winston Social Studies Series)

By: Willcockson, Mary

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, John C. Winston Company: 1952

Seller ID: 000393

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Has a slight curve to this book, owner's name inside front cover. Slight darkening to the edges, otherwise clean and tight. Est. Level: 2nd-3rd grades. Johnny, Nancy, and Tom share life in a small town with their new neighbors Joe and Betty. Illustrations, mostly color, show many of the people and goings-on in this town. This is listed as being part of the Winston Social Studies Series, along with two other books "Nancy's World" and "Other Places".; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Tough to Tackle

By: Christopher, Matt

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001188

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Ex-library with only about 3 stamps, a date due pocket, and Brodart wraps taped to the boards. Pages bright and clean. Corners slightly bumped, slight shelf wear. "More than anything else Boots Raymond wanted to be a quarterback. But when he joined the Apollos football team he was bitterly disappointed. Because of his size and the League regulations, he couldn't be a quarterback and the coach assigned him as a tackle. Miserable in this position, Boots fumed at being restricted to the line and it wasn't long before the coach took him to task for his attitude. After a while, and some goo... View more info

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Tunnel Through Time

By: Del Rey, Lester

Price: $3.40

Publisher: New York, Scholastic, Inc.: 1966

Seller ID: 000982

Condition: Good


Covers show some creasing, chipping, corners bumped. Front FEP and title page missing, but text appears to be complete. Some pages show creasing, esp. at corners. Both young people and adults will enjoy this book by science fiction great Lester Del Rey. "Has the experiment failed? Why hasn't doc Tom returned through the time tunnel? 'He's hours overdue,' says Bob grimly. 'Where is he?' 'Back 80 million years in time,' says Dr. Miller. 'Back in the age of the dinosaurs.' What has gone wrong? Is it too late to save Pete's father? There is only one way to find out. Pete and... View more info

Two Strikes on Johnny

By: Christopher, Matt

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Co: 1958

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 004667

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Corners very slightly bumped, shadow from price tage on FEP. DJ has 1/4" tears & chips near spine, tear on back from mid-top to middle of flap edge. Text is bright, clean and attractive, Black and white illustrations by Foster Caddell. "Johnny Doane's brother Michael was blind. Yet he loved to go with Johnny to the games the Cardinals played. Johnny was the Cardinals' center fielder, and Michael thought he was just about the best ball player ever. Johnny knew he was not, that he was a poor hitter, but he couldn't bear to disappoint Michael. So he got in the habit of telling ... View more info

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Under the Lilacs

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $6.75

Publisher: Akron, Ohio, Saalfield Publishing Company: 1935

Seller ID: 001097

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Boards somewhat scuffed and stained. Shelf-cocked, corners bumped. Some chipping along spine.. Lightening along spine, darkeninginside covers. Pages in good shape with foxing. Lovers of 'Little Women' and 'Little Men' will enjoy this Louisa May Alcott story. Pen & ink illustrations. Est Level: 3rd grade and above; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Using Our Language

By: Patton, David H.; Beery, Althea; Backus, Ollie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: St. Louis, Webster Publishing Company: 1953

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 004067

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


295 pp, index, many illustrations mostly in color. A examination copy from the Curriculum Library of the Board of Education of Milford, Connecticut. Corners somewhat bumped and ink doodle on back board, but otherwise in excellent shape. A bright, attractive copy. A language arts book for young readers featuring stories with questions that address reading comprehension, vocabulary development, sentence completion, word games, etc. Sections include: "Enjoying Our Pets;" "Traveling Here and There;" "People Who Help Us;" " Visiting Bookland;" "Living in I... View more info

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Walt Disney's Bambi Gets Lost (Disney's Wonderful World of Reading Ser., No. 2)

By: Miller, A. G.

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House Children's Books: 1973

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 001374

ISBN: 0394825209

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Corners bumped, some edge wear, chipping at top/bottom of spine. Some darkening to boards, especially to spine. Bambi and Thumper go out to play, but forget to stay close to home. Soon they are lost. Can their friends help them find their way back home? Color illustrations on every page. Est Level: Read Aloud, 1st grade.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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What Happened to Amy?

By: Edwards, Jane

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Scholastic, Inc.: 1968

Edition: 27th Edition; Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 001245

Condition: Good


Shelf-cocked, darkening, corners bumped, foxing, owner's name on front FEP, some general shelf wear. "Joyce Farrell is thrilled at the chance to work for the famous Miss Penrose. But she can't help wondering . . . why did her former secretary leave so suddenly, without giving notice? Why did she leave her clothes behind? What do those strange markings in the library book mean? What happened to Amy?" Est Level: 6th grade and above, Young adult.; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall View more info

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Wildwing

By: Erickson, Phoebe

Price: $4.85

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Brothers: 1960

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 001773

Condition: Good in Good+ dust jacket


Boards attached upside down during binding. Corners bumped, minor edge wear, Spine faded. Back board has detached, webbing showing between fep and last page. Names on ffep and inside flap of jacket marked through with black marker. Jacket shows some edge wear/chipping/soiling, spine faded. Weekly Reader Children's Book Club edition. The story of Wildwing, a wild colt rescued from the white men's cuel round-up by Bronze Feather, a young Arapahoe. Pen & ink illustrations by the author. Est level: 3rd - 6th grades; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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With the Revolutionists in Bolivia (The Sky Buddies series)

By: Craine, E. J.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, The World Syndicate Publishing Co.: 1931

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 005566

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


201 pp., green boards with gold lettering on spine and logo on front board. Corners are bumped and 3/4" stain at bottom end of spine. Glossy color frontispiece. This vintage text is clean and unmarked, but a little yellowed. DJ enclosed in Brodart protective cover. DJ chipped at spine and flap ends. Front of DJ has separated at spine and flap. From the dust jacket: "The Sky Buddies Series: A new series of hair-raising sky adventures. The dare-devil younger generation of this day and age, going through stunts, flying day and night, having their own fun and at the same ti... View more info

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Your Own Joke Book

By: Crampton, Gertrude

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1964

Seller ID: 004059

Condition: Good


Spine slightly slanted, some edgewear/bumping, 1/4" chip at bottom of spine. Humorous black and white illustrations by Erwin Hoffmann. Text is starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. A vintage collection of jokes for the elementary school age child. Age Level: Grades 2-6; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info