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...<b>Eight Cousins</b>, Alcott, Louisa M.
1 Alcott, Louisa M. ...Eight Cousins
New York: The Saalfield Publishing, Company 1930. Hardcover.

 Illustrations: Frances Brundage 
Green cloth covered boards with black spine titles and full color pictorial paste-on.
Bindings very tight and square. Minimal shelf wear. Spine tips pushed. Typed list of books in this series pasted-in on front free endpage. Dust jacket has wear top edge, corners and spine tips. White of spine darkened with some pencil writing. Now in Clear protective Mylar sleeve.
Book is in far better condition than often found and dust jacket is an added plus.

Price: 18.00 USD

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...<b>Eight Cousins or Aunt Hill.</b>, Alcott, Louisa May
2 Alcott, Louisa May ...Eight Cousins or Aunt Hill.
Philadelphia The John C. Winston Company 1931 First edition thus, with these illustrations. Hardcover.

 Illustrations Clara M. Burd. 12 plates [4 glossy color plates] 
Blue cloth covered boards with gilt titles and a color paste-on. Bindings square and tight, Cloth, gilt, paste-on bright. Text clean, hint of toning.
Unusual in dust jacket, wear too all extremities. Now protected in new Mylar sleeve.

Price: 20.00 USD

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...<b> Motor Boat Boys Among the Florida Keys or, the Struggle for the Leadership  </b><br>, Arundel, Louis   [pseudonym of  George Rathborne]
3 Arundel, Louis [pseudonym of George Rathborne] ... Motor Boat Boys Among the Florida Keys or, the Struggle for the Leadership

Chicago: M. A. Donahue & Company 1913. First Edition, First Printing. Motor Boat Boys Series #5.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Frontispiece, Illustration. 
Motor Boat Boys Series #5. A series of adventure books featuring six teen-aged boys and their adventures on various waterways.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear, with loss of tip spine band. Three color front pictorial and spine decoration clean and vivid. Dust Jacket unclipped is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has toned with small loss on edges. 231 pages with publisher adverts. 7 5/8 inches tall.

Not often seen, more-so with dust jacket.
Price: 145.00 USD

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...<B>The Tootle Bird and the Brontos.</b>, Author unaccredited  [Raiker, Alice]
4 Author unaccredited [Raiker, Alice] ...The Tootle Bird and the Brontos.
Buffalo: Berger Publishing Company, 1907 First Edition, First Printing.
 24 unnumbered pages. 12mo; Width: 5.5" Height: 7.25".
 Full-page illustrations: 12 illustrations: 6 full color and 6 B/W in the style of Lawson Wood.
The story in verse retells the adventures of 2 pre-historic men and their 1000 year old guide, the Tootle Bird.

Bound in gray cloth with lettering and bright color illustration to the front cover. The book shows moderate external wear, with transparent taping to the spine. (neatly done) The binding is sound. The front flyleaf has an old gift inscription in pencil and a small white sticker in the upper right corner. The pages are clean and without markings.

REF: Only 3 copies OCLC: 18567915; PFB, Tussell
Price: 150.00 USD

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...<b>The Story of Roland</b>, Baldwin, James
5 Baldwin, James ...The Story of Roland
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. Hardcover
 B/W plates by R. B. Birch 
A handsome copy.
Some toning to clean text. Previous owner's name on free endpage. Bindings square and tight. Light edge wear.
Relating the daring feats and great exploits of Roland, worthiest of the barons of France in the time of Charlemagne, and those of Oliver and Reinold and Ogier the Dane, all heroes who were his companions in arms and who rivaled him in the number and greatness of their exploits.

Price: 20.00 USD

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...<b>C.S. Lewis and His World</b><br>, Barratt, David
6 Barratt, David ...C.S. Lewis and His World

USA: Eerdmans Pub Co, 1987.
 0802836399 / 9780802836397 First Edition.
No flaws or blemishes. Giftable. No jacket as issued.

Price: 12.95 USD

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....<b>Swords In The Dawn: The Story of the First Englishmen.</b><br>, Beaty, John
7 Beaty, John ....Swords In The Dawn: The Story of the First Englishmen.

New York and Toronto: Longmans, Green and CO., 1937.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Jacket.
 8 inches tall. 212 pages.
 Illustrations and dust jacket by Henry C. Pitz.
Orange cloth covered boards with black titles and decoration. Bindings square and tight. Text clean with toning. Minimal shelf wear. Decorated endpages. Dust jacket with price has wear with small loss edges. Protected in Mylar sleeve.
Price: 24.00 USD
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...<b>Poor Cecco.</b>, Bianco, Margery Williams
8 Bianco, Margery Williams ...Poor Cecco.
New York: George H. Doran, 1925 First Edition- Second Printing. Note: GDW colophon on copyright page under copyright notice; without pictorial endpapers. Hardcover, no jacket issued. Illustrated with seven color plates by Arthur Rackham, plus illustrations within text. 
Blue gilt-decorated and letter cloth. Light wear and soiling; Foxing to edges of page block. Page size 9.5 by 6.875 inches.

Margery Williams Bianco is most noted as the author of the Velveteen Rabbit.

This story with the same illustrations first appeared in magazine form in Good Housekeeping, beginning in May, 1925.
Same illustrations as the Limited edition without pictorial endpages.
Reference: Latimore & Haskell, p. 59.

Price: 45.00 USD

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...<b>Paddington Takes the Air  </b><br>, Bond, Michael
9 Bond, Michael ...Paddington Takes the Air

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971.
 First Edition - Fifth Printing. [American]
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Watercolor illustrations by Peggy Fortnum.
The friendly bear from deepest, darkest Peru—with his old hat, battered suitcase (complete with a secret compartment, enabling it to hold more items than it would at first appear),duffel coat and love of marmalade—has become a classic character from English children's literature.

No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
Price: 21.95 USD

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...<b>Paddington Treasury  </b><br>, Bond, Michael
10 Bond, Michael ...Paddington Treasury

New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 11 inches tall.
 Watercolor Illustrations: Peggy Fortnum.
This treasury marks Paddington's 40th year in America, with a comprehensive collection of Sir Michael Bond's beloved stories.

Peggy Fortnum's line drawings have been watercolored by her step-granddaughter Caroline Nuttall-Smith, who was not yet born when the books were first published.

No Flaws or Blemishes except small tear on pg. 3. Dust Jacket in new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
Price: 24.00 USD

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...<b>Zigzag Journeys in the Antipodes  </b><br>, Butterworth, Hezekaih
11 Butterworth, Hezekaih ...Zigzag Journeys in the Antipodes

Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1888.
 First Edition, Early printing. Hardcover.
 8vo; xii pages, 1 leaf, [15]-320 pages : including frontispiece, illustrations, plates, map ; 22 x 17 cm. 8.5 in.
‘This new volume in the perennially popular series takes the reader to Siam, and, with delightful illustration and anecdote, tells him of the interesting animal worship of the country.’ Literary World.

A delightful travelogue complete with natural history, customs and culture of the South Seas in East Asia including Indonesia, Java and Thailand.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Some age-toning, light rubs on the corners.

The 10th book in the series. Binding style 3. Plates and illustrations signed by various illustrators and engravers. Color pictorial binding with red tinted illustrated endsheets.

Lithographer: Armstrong & Co. (Boston, Mass.) Illustrators: Beal, H. Martin, Riou, Edouard 1833-1900, Sandham, Henry 1842-1910, Weir, Harrison 1824-1906. Engraveers: Gauchard, Félix Jean, Hildibrand, Henri Théophile, Laplante, Charles, Whymper, Elijah. John Wilson and Son printer

REF: Crocker 394, OCLC: 990818137; HB.c; Smathers: 23h5248
Price: 65.00 USD

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...<b>Crusade.</b><br>, Byrne, Donn
12 Byrne, Donn ...Crusade.

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1928.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Jacket.
 7.75 inches tall. 250 pages.
 Illustrations by Henry C. Pitz. including Jacket, and end-pages . 
Green cloth with black titles and decoration in red and black.

Bindings square and tight. Text clean, light even toning. Minor shelf wear. Dust jacket toned. Wear with small loss corners and spine tips. Spine sun-darkened. Protected in Mylar sleeve.
Price: 19.95 USD

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...<b>Frank Nelson in the Forecastle; or, the Sportsman's Club Among the Whalers.</b>, Castlemon, Harry
13 Castlemon, Harry ...Frank Nelson in the Forecastle; or, the Sportsman's Club Among the Whalers.
Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, [No date, inscription from 1883]. Hardcover,

 Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and two plates. 
Brown cloth covered boards with spine titles stamped in gilt and black, front stamped in black and rear blind-stamped.
Bindings square with minor loosening to signatures. Shelf wear with open lower corners, rubs to spine tips. Spine darkened. Lower front corner faded. No evidence of water damage. Previous owner's name on front free end page.
7 inches tall. 332 pages.

Price: 12.00 USD

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...<b>Little Navajo Bluebird.</b>, Clark, Ann Nolan
14 Clark, Ann Nolan ...Little Navajo Bluebird.
Wisconsin: E. M. Hale, 1943 Hardcover.

 Illustrations: Paul Lantz 
Brown cloth covered boards with titles in a blue box. Decoration of Navajo girl in bark brown. Bindings firm, light shelf wear. Some hand soiling. Text clean.
Library bound has stamp of a school on front end page. Title of subject "Indian" on front free endpage. No other ownership marks.....9 inches tall. 143 pages.
Published same year as the 1st Edition. E. M. Hale with permission from The Viking Press, 1943.
The beautiful rhythms of the Navajo life in Red Rocks Country of Arizona for a young girl named Doli, who must face the outer world in this coming of age story.

Price: 15.00 USD

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...<B>Santiago</b>, Clark, Ann Nolan
15 Clark, Ann Nolan ...Santiago
New York The Viking Press 1955 First Edition - First Printing. Hardcover.

 Illustration: Lynn Ward 
Review on Viking stationary [unsigned] laid-in.
Tan cloth covered boards with red titles and decorations. Full color decorated endpages. Top edge stained red. Bindings square and tight. Minor bump lower front corner. Minimal handling wear Dust jacket with the price of $2.75 Has light war to corners and spine tips. Now in new clear Mylar sleeve.
Ann Nolan Clark, ( 1896 -1995) was an American writer who won the 1953 Newbery Medal. She published 31 books, all relating to her experiences with the Native Americans.

Price: 40.00 USD

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...<b>Red Cap Tales. Stolen From The Treasure Chest of the Wizard of the North.</b>, Crockett, S. R.
16 Crockett, S. R. ...Red Cap Tales. Stolen From The Treasure Chest of the Wizard of the North.
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1904. First Edition Hardcover.

 16 Tissue-guarded full color plates by Vedder. 
Dark Green cloth covered boards. Stamped geometric design of a kaleidoscope scene in three color. Titles in gilt. Top edge gilt, others rough-cut.
Light wear to corners and spine tips, some minor restoration. Bindings square and tight.

Price: 35.00 USD

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...<b>Tales of Our Coast.</b>, Crockett, S.R., Frederic, Harold, Parker, Gilbert, Powell, W. Clark, and Q
17 Crockett, S.R., Frederic, Harold, Parker, Gilbert, Powell, W. Clark, and Q ...Tales of Our Coast.
New York: International Association of Newspapers and Authors, 1901. Later Printing. Hardcover.
Anthology of nautical young adult fiction.
Grey cloth with red and black lettering and pictorial stamping. Bindings tight and square. Text clean on laid-paper with light toning. Light handling wear.
203 pages, plus 23 pages ads. An attractive copy.
Contents: •Crockett's "The Smugglers of the Clone, " •Parker's "There Is Sorrow on the Sea, " •Frederic's "The Path of Murtogh, " •Q's "The Roll-Call of the Reef" and •Powell's "That There Mason."

Price: 20.00 USD

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...<b>Garry Grayson At Stanley Prep; or The Football Rivals of Riverview.</b>, Dawson, Elmer A
18 Dawson, Elmer A ...Garry Grayson At Stanley Prep; or The Football Rivals of Riverview.
New York: Grossett & Dunlap, 1927. Titles on copyright page end with this title. Hardcover in Jacket.

 Illustrated by Walter S Rogers. 
Light green cloth boards with stamped titles on front board. Spine sun-faded. Dust jacket toned, Wear with small loss to corners and spine tips, In a clear Mylar sleeve reveling the adverts on inside.

Price: 24.00 USD

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...<b>Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates.</b>, Dodge, Mary Mapes
19 Dodge, Mary Mapes ...Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. Hardcover.
 Drawings and Decorations by George Wharton Edwards. 8 color plates on glossy paper 
Black cloth covered boards with front color paste-on. Bindings square and tight, Front pictorial has rubbing. Text clean light even toning. Top edge stain, decorated endpages.

Price: 20.00 USD

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...<b>Work and Win: The Story of a Country Boy's Success.</B>, Ellis, Edward S
20 Ellis, Edward S ...Work and Win: The Story of a Country Boy's Success.
New York: A. L. Burt, 1909. Hardcover.

 Illustrations (4) J. Watson Davis. 
Gray Cloth covered boards with titles and decorations in three colors. Spine decorations faded. Some hand soiling to boards. Previous owner's name on front free end-page. Bindings square and tight, corners and lower edge rubbed.

Price: 15.00 USD

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