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A FLAT IRON FOR A FARTHING OR SOME PASSAGES IN THE LIFE OF AN ONLY SON, Ewing, Juliana Horatia
1 A FLAT IRON FOR A FARTHING OR SOME PASSAGES IN THE LIFE OF AN ONLY SON Ewing, Juliana Horatia
NY Hovendon Co N.D. Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Sound, clean and attractive copy with pages browning. Publ circa 1880 ; 0 21562 
Price: 24.39 USD
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AMATEUR PRESS [JUVENILE MAG 19TH] 1885-1888, Various
2 AMATEUR PRESS [JUVENILE MAG 19TH] 1885-1888 Various
Chrystie and Dodd 1885-1888 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; Compilation of issues of the Amateur Press as shown in the corresponding images. Various sizes. Includes tipped in shipping transit labels. These issues, bound in three quarter leather over blue cloth, contain the first three years of this monthly publication. This magazine is an example of the juvenile literature in late 19th-century America. The seventh issue of the first year (April 1, 1886) presents what purports to be a facsimile of a letter by Horation Alger Jr offering an (tepid? ) endorsement of the journal. Moce; y bound with marble eps and linen hinges. ; 0 34218 
Price: 187.95 USD
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BILDER-REIME FUR KLEINE KINDER., Anon
3 BILDER-REIME FUR KLEINE KINDER. Anon
Stuttgart: Wilh. Nitzschke 1840 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
German Language; Color Illustrations; ca. 1840s. Very slim oblong small 8vo, patterned printed light brown paper-covered boards, upper cover with lettering and hand-colored lithograph scene of several children in small wagon on mountain path, text with lithograph title including hand-colored vignette of boy and girl feeding pair of rabbits, and 8 leaves each with quartet of small hand-colored lithograph illustrations of mammals, birds, or reptiles, each with two lines of lithograph rhyming captions, none printed back-to-back. Spine chipped and recently repaired with wide strip of clear plastic tape, boards with brief wear, some chipping at corners, text nice and clean with minor aging and brief foxing, coloring still quite strong, early ink gift inscription at front pastedown (with year effaced). Charming little rhyming picture book for literate young children showing animals from various lands, either in their natural settings, or after domestication. ; 0 31600 
Price: 371.30 USD
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CAMPMATES IN MICHIGAN, Rathborne, St. George
4 CAMPMATES IN MICHIGAN Rathborne, St. George
Goldsmith, N.D. Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 251 pages; Circa 1940. Toned. ; 0 24061 
Price: 13.11 USD
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CATTY ATKINS BANDMASTER, Kelland Clarence Budington
5 CATTY ATKINS BANDMASTER Kelland Clarence Budington
N Y, N Y Harper & Bothers 1924 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 263 [4] pages; Clean straight copy in publisher's brown illustrated cloth. Owner's name and brief penciled notation on fep. Four full page plates with light, mostly marginal, foxing. So-stated 1st edition, publisher's letter code g-y, July 1924. WorldCat returns 7 copies. ; 0 30477 
Price: 375.95 USD
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CATTY ATKINS: SAILORMAN. [g], Clarence B. Kelland
6 CATTY ATKINS: SAILORMAN. [g] Clarence B. Kelland
N Y, N Y Harper & Bros 1922 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 230, [2] pages; Brown decorated cloth. So stated 1st edition. Owner's rambling ownership statement on fep and briefer ownership note on title page [graphic available]. Otherwise contents clean. Scarce book in nice condition- firm and straight, Worldcat returns 7 copies. ; 0 30472 
Price: 234.95 USD
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CHERRY AMES CRUISE NURSE, Wells, Helen
7 CHERRY AMES CRUISE NURSE Wells, Helen
New York, New York Grosset and Dunlap 1948 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 19537 
Price: 13.11 USD
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DON STURDY IN LION LAND, Victor Appleton
8 DON STURDY IN LION LAND Victor Appleton
Grosset and Dunlap 1929 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Don Sturdy; Vol. 9; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 212, 8 pages; Last title listed in Don Sturdy title list inside book. Original red cloth with modest shelf wear -- see graphic; 0 22897 
Price: 24.39 USD
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DON STURDY IN THE TEMPLES OF FEAR, Appleton, Victor (Howard Garris)
9 DON STURDY IN THE TEMPLES OF FEAR Appleton, Victor (Howard Garris)
N Y Grosset & Dunlap, 1932 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 202. [2] pages; So stated first edition, last title in book ads. Clean with minor aging. Light faded flecks on cover. Red boards with green decorated eps. ; 0 33882 
Price: 28.15 USD
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DREAMLAND, Kelland, Clarence Budington.
10 DREAMLAND Kelland, Clarence Budington.
N Y, N Y Harper & Bros 1935 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 250 pages; So stated first edition. Publisher's printed green cloth. Lightly penciled notation on FEP otherwise clean throughout. Trace of white substance on front cover- probably paint or chalk. Basis for 1936 Barnum film- "Strike me Pink". ; 0 30475 
Price: 187.95 USD
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ENLISTED, Pansy
11 ENLISTED Pansy
Boston D. Lothrop & Company. c1880 Presumed 1st Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
frontis; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 74 pages; No copies found other that Worldcat locating two. Bound in scarlet blindstamped cloth with gilded spine- still quite bright. School presentation plate to Mamie Mason inside front cover. Alden, Isabella M. (Pansy) was a popular author whose books are mostly readily available. This one, however, is not to be found. ; 0 33275 
Price: 281.95 USD
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FAMOUS FLYERS AND THEIR FAMOUS FLIGHTS, Capt. J. J. Grayson
12 FAMOUS FLYERS AND THEIR FAMOUS FLIGHTS Capt. J. J. Grayson
The World Syndicate Publishing Company 1932 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 243 pages; 1932. Owner's name and dedication in ink of front blank. ; 0 23741 
Price: 13.11 USD
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HAUNTED AIRWAYS Into the Air in a Rocket Plane, May not be noted.
13 HAUNTED AIRWAYS Into the Air in a Rocket Plane May not be noted.
May not be noted. 1937 Very Good in Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Young Moderns Bookshelf; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 250 pages; Wear to DJ, separation to part of DJ spine fold. 1937; 0 24029 
Price: 13.11 USD
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HE COURT OF KING ARTHUR [THOMAS JEFFERSON ASSOCIATION], William Henry Frost
14 HE COURT OF KING ARTHUR [THOMAS JEFFERSON ASSOCIATION] William Henry Frost
N Y Charles Scribner"s Sons 1916/1896 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Sydney Richmond Burleigh 
Color Illustrations; The Court of King Arthur. Stories fromm the Land of the Round Table. Illustrated by Sydney Richmond Burleigh. Spine faded but quite readable. Two giftings, laid in addt'l gifting. 4 full page color plates by Burleigh. From the library of B Hubard, one of the main setems of the Jefferson Family. Many books of their two libraires were intermingled particularly following the remainder sale of the family library at auction. ; 0 35599 
Price: 56.35 USD
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HELEN'S BABIES : WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THEIR WAYS INNOCENT, CRAFTY, ANGELIC, IMPISH, WITCHING, AND REPULSIVE : ALSO, A PARTIAL RECORD OF THEIR ACTIONS DURING TEN DAYS OF THEIR EXISTENCE...BY THEIR LATEST VICTIM, John Habberton
15 HELEN'S BABIES : WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THEIR WAYS INNOCENT, CRAFTY, ANGELIC, IMPISH, WITCHING, AND REPULSIVE : ALSO, A PARTIAL RECORD OF THEIR ACTIONS DURING TEN DAYS OF THEIR EXISTENCE...BY THEIR LATEST VICTIM John Habberton
Boston Loring 1876 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 206, [2] pages; HELEN'S BABIES : WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THEIR WAYS INNOCENT, CRAFTY, ANGELIC, IMPISH, WITCHING, AND REPULSIVE : ALSO, A PARTIAL RECORD OF THEIR ACTIONS DURING TEN DAYS OF THEIR EXISTENCE...by their latest victim. In original green wraps in good condition with some moderate wear to extremities. Tipped in cut signature of the author. ; 0 32595 
Price: 56.35 USD
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HERO TALES FROM HISTORY, Burnham, Smith
16 HERO TALES FROM HISTORY Burnham, Smith
NY John C. Winston 1922 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 377 pages; Owner's names in pencil on front free end apper, markings on exterior edge of text block, else clean throughout. Publ 1922 ; 0 22482 
Price: 13.11 USD
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JACK HARKAWAY AND HIS BOY TINKER, Hemyng, Bracebridge
17 JACK HARKAWAY AND HIS BOY TINKER Hemyng, Bracebridge
M A Donohue & Co. Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original Green decorated cloth with fading. No publication or copyright date the circa 1910; 0 21869 
Price: 13.11 USD
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JOAN'S GARDEN OF ADVENTURE, Garis. Lilian
18 JOAN'S GARDEN OF ADVENTURE Garis. Lilian
Grosset and Dunlap 1924 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Thelma Gooch 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Published 1924, dust jacket has paper loss -- see graphic.; 0 21873 
Price: 13.11 USD
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JOAN'S GARDEN OF ADVENTURE, Lilian Garis (Wife Of Howard Garis)
19 JOAN'S GARDEN OF ADVENTURE Lilian Garis (Wife Of Howard Garis)
NY Grosset Dunlap 1924 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Thelma Gooch 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B/W frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 246. [4] pages; (Wife Of Howard Garis who wrote the Tom Swift series) Author's second book . Contents VG+. Neat juvenile book plate. Varying edgewear to DJ. ; 0 26677 
Price: 23.45 USD
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LETTERS AND RHYMES FOR STORY TIMES. ABC, Hurst & Company.
20 LETTERS AND RHYMES FOR STORY TIMES. ABC Hurst & Company.
Hurst & Company. 1908 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
; Square 12mo 7" - 7; 45 pages; Unpaginated 45pp plus 24 illustrations in vivid color- almost all full page. Worldcat returns but one copy and that without dust jacket. None others found by me. 1/2" or less rip at bottom center of first six leaves, owners penciled name on first blank otherwise contents VG with modest aging. DJ with soiling and chips- see graphic. An ABC book. ; 0 30635 
Price: 93.95 USD
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