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1 American Boy Sea Stories: Selected Stories from "The American Boy"

Garden City Doubleday Doran & Co. 1935 Hard Cover Very Good Fair Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking at hinges. No names, writing or bookplates inside. Pages are clean and bright, with a little discoloration to endpapers only. 390 pgs. Colorful dustjacket with scene of boat at sea on cover, but DJ has sizeable corner chips at two front corners and base of spine, small chips at rear corners. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Boys Fiction. 004131

Price: 12.00 USD
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An Old Boy Remembers, Adams, John Quincy, D.D.
2 An Old Boy Remembers
Adams, John Quincy, D.D.
Boston Ruth Hill, Publisher 1935 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
Clean brown pebbled cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and SIGNED by Adah N. Adams (author's wife): This books is presented to Mrs. Charles R. Thomas as a memorial to the love and esteem felt for her by the author and his wife. - Adah N. Adams - Aug. 30th, 1940". 125 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has corner chips, shallow loss at top and bottom of spine, a few closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Delightful reminiscenses of a once-typical American home still lit with candles and heated with open fires. 011817

Price: 35.00 USD
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Little Men - Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys, Alcott, Louisa M.
3 Little Men - Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys
Alcott, Louisa M.
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1906 Hardcover Very Good+ Reginald B. Birch, Illustrator 
Beautiful decorated American trade binding, with illustrations by Reginald B. Birch. Clean olive green cloth boards with lighter green, black and pink decoration (green and pink blooming trees with a boy standing between them with a little girl on his shoulders). Gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers. Frontispiece illustration with clean tissue guard. 381 pages. 027531

Price: 45.00 USD
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The Story of A Bad Boy, Aldrich, Thomas Bailey
4 The Story of A Bad Boy
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1897 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding. Copyright date 1897. Green cloth boards with black decoration on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (previous owner name in light pencil on front free endpaper). Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard, 18 additional illustrations. 261 pages. 022411

Price: 30.00 USD
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Do and Dare - Or, A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune, Alger, Horatio, Jr.
5 Do and Dare - Or, A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune
Alger, Horatio, Jr.
Philadelphia John C. Winston 1884 Later printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Circa early 1900s (Copyright date 1884 by Porter & Coates). Red cloth boards with black illustration of boy on spine, large colorful and clean paste-on illustration on cover. Slight fading to cloth; a few small spots of wear at lower board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and address neatly penned on front free endpaper (dated 1914). 303 pages. 021845

Price: 25.00 USD
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John True, Or, The Christian Experience of an Honest Boy, Anonymous
6 John True, Or, The Christian Experience of an Honest Boy
Anonymous
New York Harper & Brothers 1856 First Hardcover Very Good+ 
Red cloth boards with hint of very light soiling. Blind stamped decoration on front and rear board. Tiny spots of wear at corner tips and spine ends. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Pale yellow endpapers, with previous owner name, date and place neatly penned on front free endpaper (LeRoy, NY 1861). Illustrated. 160 pages. Approx. size: 5-1/2" x 7" From the "Harper's Story Book" series. 023760

Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Head Into the Wind
Barnwell, Robinson
David McKay 1965 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with black illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Classic bookplate on front free endpaper (no name). 247 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny chip at top rear corner of spine. Enclosed in new mylar cover. 8vo. Boys Fiction. 005926

Price: 10.00 USD
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13 1/2, Barr, Nevada
8 13 1/2
Barr, Nevada
New York Vanguard Press 2009 1593155530 / 9781593155537 Hardcover Fine Signed
Clean, brand new softcover ARC (Advanced Reader's Copy) of author's latest book, flat-signed by Nevada Barr on title page. 320 pp. A family is murdered by an eleven-year old boy in Minnesota. Released at age seventeen, the murderer heads south to New Orleans where his life intersects with that of Polly, a young mother who is helping to rebuild her adopted city. A taught and terrifying psychological thriller. 018271

Price: 65.00 USD
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9 The Painted Cave
Behn, Harry
New York Harcourt Brace & Co. 1957 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Illustrated By Author 
Stated First Edition. Very clean turquoise cloth boards with small illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by the author. 63 pgs. Unchipped dustjacket is not price clipped, has one very short closed edge tear (1/3") at bottom panel edge, faint sticker shadow on lower front corner. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Moving tale of an Indian boy's courageous search among the animals and gods of his native Southwest for a true name. 9" x 6". Children's. 017216

Price: 25.00 USD
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Mr. Pennycook's Boy, Bell, J. J.
10 Mr. Pennycook's Boy
Bell, J. J.
New York Harper & Brothers 1905 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, published April, 1905. Decorated American trade binding. Beige cloth boards with red, blue, and black image of boy walking on street with market basket; red lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. Small spot on rear board. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 272 pages. 025529

Price: 20.00 USD
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Border Iron, Best, Herbert
11 Border Iron
Best, Herbert
New York Viking Press 1947 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with green illustration on cover, green lettering and small illustration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 219 pgs. Illustrated by Erick Berry. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped (small ink marking through publisher's price of 2.00), small corner chip at rear base spine corner (small thumbnail size); a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A lonely orphan boy and his sheepdog, Limb, solve a border dispute over iron ore from Massachusetts for a furnace in "York Province" in the 1740's. 018395

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The Penderwicks - A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy, Birdsall, Jeanne
12 The Penderwicks - A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
Birdsall, Jeanne
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2005 0375831436 / 9780375831430 Later printing Hardback Fine Fine Jacket 
Later printing of the first edition in as new condition. Clean white boards with blue spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumpng or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with no names, writing or marks. 262 pages. Clean bright dust jacket with National Book Award gold seal on front panel; no wear, no tears, no chips, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025993

Price: 15.00 USD
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Falcon, Fly Back, Blaisdell, Elinore
13 Falcon, Fly Back
Blaisdell, Elinore
New York Julian Messner 1939 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Elinore Blaisdell, Illustrator 
First Edition. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with gold falcon illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; No names, writing or marks. 178 pgs. with illustrations and page decorations by the author. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has very small shallow edge chips along front top panel edge, large corner chip at bottom right corner of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A young boy and girl living in the medieval period get falcons of the very own to have and train. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2". Children's. 017125

Price: 25.00 USD
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Martin Butterfield, Burgan, John
14 Martin Butterfield
Burgan, John
New York John C. Winston Company 1950 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page, in clean original jacket. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 210 pages. Clean dust jacket is price clipped at top corner of front inside flap, has slight wear at top and bottom spine edges, very light rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A an amusing story of a boy's escapades during a summer. 021514

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Boys of the Rincon Ranch, Canfield, H.S.
15 The Boys of the Rincon Ranch
Canfield, H.S.
New York Century Company 1902 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - DD - Decorative Designers). From the St. Nicholas Books series. Pale yellow cloth boards with orange and black decoration on cover and spine (signs of the zodiac around an image of a boy on a bucking horse). No fraying or wear, hint of very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white plates. 249 pages. 022966

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Sergeant Says, Cannon, Sgt. Jimmy
16 The Sergeant Says
Cannon, Sgt. Jimmy
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1943 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped original jacket. Clean bright red cloth boards with black zig-zag decoration on cover, black lettering and decoration on spine. Very slight darkening to cloth at spine gutters. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with top-stained upper page edges, clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Edited by Frank Sullivan, with a Foreword by Paul Gallico. 255 pages. Dustjacket is quite clean (two very faint small spots to rear panel, tiny chip at base of spine (size of grain of rice), unclipped (2.50 on front inside flap), small spot of rubbing to paper at one upper spine corner. Author's photo and biography on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A memoir of an American Army sergeant, who went from being a Broadway boy (crime reporter, sports writer and columnists who knew the hot spots and loved his nightlife) to wearing a sergeant's stripes. 021789

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Farm Boy and the Angel, Carmer, Carl
17 The Farm Boy and the Angel
Carmer, Carl
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1970 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition in dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Very clean unfaded mustard yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with yellow endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Steve Stokes Smith remembering Longboat Key with every good wish - Carl Carmer." 237 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, corner clipped on front inside flap. Enclosed in new removable archival quality cover. The story of the Mormon Church -- from Joseph Smith's first vision of the angel Moroni to today's world-wide, astly prosperous institution. 023650

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Elijah Of Buxton, Christopher Paul Curtis
18 Elijah Of Buxton
Christopher Paul Curtis
Scholastic Press 2007 0439023440 / 9780439023443 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Winner of both the Coretta Scott King Award and Newberry Honor medal. As new book and dust jacket. Very clean unworn boards with tight binding, all pages and edges clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 341 pages + 3 pages "Author's Note." Clean crisp dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with two foil medal awards on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Eleven year old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. He's best known in his hometown as the boy who made a memorable impression on Frederick Douglass. But things change when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of captivity in the South. Elijah embarks on a dangerous journey to America in pursuit of the thief, and discovers firsthand the unimaginable horrors of the life his parents fled. 026685

Price: 18.00 USD
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19 The Wonderful Winter
Chute, Marchette
New York E. P. Dutton 1973 Fourteenth Printing Hardcover Near Fine good Jacket Grace Golden, Illustrator Signed
Fourtheenth Printing, SIGNED by author, in dust jacket. Very clean gray-blue cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers illustrated with map of London. No previous owner markings. Signed on half-title page by author: "Best Wishes from the Author - Marchette Chute." 216 pp. Illustratd by Grace Golden. Dustjacket is clean and bright but has chipping along top edge of back panel (up to 1" in depth). Photo and brief biography of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of a boy who runs away to London and experiences life around Shakespeare's theatre. 020324

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Dixie of Dover - A Boy and Dog Story, Colby, Jean Poindexter
20 Dixie of Dover - A Boy and Dog Story
Colby, Jean Poindexter
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1958 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original illustrated jacket. Blue cloth boards with brown lettering, illustration of dog carrying a newspaper in it's mouth on cover. No fraying or wear. Hint of browning to spine gutters, otherwise clean cloth boards. Pages and edges are clean, with unmarked endpapers. Illustrated by Mary Stevens. 92 pages. Jacket has chip at top spine edge, 2" closed tear at spine lower fold edge, a few additional closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022710

Price: 40.00 USD
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