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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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2 Jo's Boys
Alcott, Louis M.
Boston Roberts Brothers 1887 Early Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Decorated brown cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Small spot of wear-through at top spine corner. Light soiling to boards. Binding is tight, no cracking, with slight lean. Clean floral endpapers. Small previous owner name neatly penned on back of frontispiece. Frontispiece portrait of author with clean original tissue guard. 365 pp. + advertising. "Copyright 1886, by Louis M. Alcott" on copyright page, 1887 on title page. 020331

Price: 25.00 USD
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Jo's Boys, Alcott, Louisa M.
3 Jo's Boys
Alcott, Louisa M.
Boston Roberts Brothers 1886 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition. Green cloth boards with black, red and gold decoration, gold lettering. Very light soiling and wear. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Clean floral endpapers. Very lightly penciled name on blank fly leaf dated December 26th, 1886. Frontispiece portrait of Louisa M. Alcott with clean tissue guard. Copyright, 1886 by Louisa M. Alcott, 1886 on title page. Text block measures 1-1/16th width. 18 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 024409

Price: 250.00 USD
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Do and Dare - Or, A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune, Alger, Horatio, Jr.
4 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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Gridiron Courage, Alton, Everett E.
5 Gridiron Courage
Alton, Everett E.
Chicago Wilcox & Follett 1949 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good++ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original unclipped jacket. Very clean red cloth boards with black lettering and small illustration on cover, black title box on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Clean color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), unchipped, with just a hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wonderfully preserved collectible quality first edition of this football classic for young adults. 018908

Price: 150.00 USD
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Ten Boys Who Lived on the Road From Long Ago to Now, Andrews, Jane
6 Ten Boys Who Lived on the Road From Long Ago to Now
Andrews, Jane
Boston Ginn & Company 1900 Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding, published 1900. Clean red cloth boards with gold decoration and lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Brief previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. Black and white illustrations. 249 pages. 027477

Price: 50.00 USD
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Merritt Leads the Nine, Barbour, Ralph Henry
7 Merritt Leads the Nine
Barbour, Ralph Henry
New York D. Appleton Century 1936 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket George M. Richards, Illustrator 
First Edition, First Printing, with (1) on last page of text. Clean orange cloth boards with small black illustration, black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front fixed endpaper. Four illustrations by George M. Richards. 256 pages. 024515

Price: 30.00 USD
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J.M. Barrie and the Lost Boys - The Love Story that Gave Birth to Peter Pan, Birkin, Andrew
8 J.M. Barrie and the Lost Boys - The Love Story that Gave Birth to Peter Pan
Birkin, Andrew
U.S.A. Clarkson N. Potter 1979 0517538733 / 9780517538739 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First U.S. Edition in clean dust jacket. Clean dark blue boards with purple cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs, drawings. 323 pages with index. Clean jacket is unchipped, no tears, price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 028386

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Auto Boys' Outing, Braden, James A.
9 The Auto Boys' Outing
Braden, James A.
Saalfield 1909 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Arthur DeBebian, Illustrator 
First Edition clean decorated American trade binding - clean red cloth boards with crisp white, red and black decoration on cover (image of boys driving an open car and a train racing in the background). Very slight surface rubbing to small white area of train portion only. No deYINF OE QWe ro xlorh. Stamped gold lettering on spine with crisp unworn illustration on spine of a driver behind the wheel. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Arthur DeBebian. 413 pages + 3 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 028363

Price: 18.00 USD
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10 Swing Shift
Brier, Howard M.
New York Random House 1943 First Hard Cover Good Very Good Jacket S. Levenson, Illustrator 
Light blue cloth boards with red lettering on cover, red title box, blue lettering on spine. Some discoloration to front board. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names, writing or bookplates. 265 pgs. Dustjacket is clean and bright with some browning at lower edge of inside front flap. Not price clipped. A few small edge and corner chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A mystery novel written for young people. Scarce book. 008275

Price: 20.00 USD
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A Gift from the Boys, Buchwald, Art
11 A Gift from the Boys
Buchwald, Art
New York Harper & Brothers 1958 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean gray boards with clean red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Very light bumping to corners. No fraying or wear. Very slight fading at top spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 211 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny chips at top spine edge, short closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A humorous novel about a businessman who forgot to pay his yearly respects to the Internal Revenue Department and they, in a fit of pique, manage to get him thrown out of the country. This is the riotous story of what happens to him when he is forcibly returned to the land of his birth (Sicily). 5-3/4" x 8-1/2". Humor. 017401

Price: 20.00 USD
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Martin Butterfield, Burgan, John
12 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 Walton Boys and Gold in the Snow, Burton, Hal
13 The Walton Boys and Gold in the Snow
Burton, Hal
Racine, Wisconsin Whitman 1948 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Robert Doremus, Illustrator 
Very clean book and dust jacket. Blue boards with orange and white illustration (skis and ski poles) on cover, orange and white lettering. No bumping, fading or fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight browning), with red text block edges. Clean illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Robert Doremus. 251 pages + two pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. Clean bright dust jacket is unfaded, has one tiny chip at base of rear panel, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Whitman no. 2339. The discovery of an old map - a map of Uncle John's gold mine - causes great excitement in the Walton household. Soon the boys are on their way to Utah for a week's holiday of skiing and searching for the lost mine. 025022

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Boys of the Rincon Ranch, Canfield, H.S.
14 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 Ten Ton Cutter, Castlemon, Harry
15 The Ten Ton Cutter
Castlemon, Harry
Philadelphia Henry T. Coates 1897 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding in excellent condition. Scarce title. Brown cloth boards with black and orange forest scene on cover, decorated spine (man nailing message to a tree). Black lettering on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. All pages clean and bright. Faintest hint of soiling to rear board. Binding is tight, no cracking, with just a hint of lean. Clean chocolate brown endpapers. Brief previous owner inscription dated 1899 on blank preliminary page. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard; three additional black and white plates. 425 pages. 021725

Price: 95.00 USD
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Alaska Challenge, Clarke, Tom E.
16 Alaska Challenge
Clarke, Tom E.
New York Lothrop, Lee and Shepard 1959 Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean book in illustrated dust jacket designed by Kurt Werth. Clean green cloth boards with stamped black lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 222 pages. Clean bright illustrated jacket has a few tiny chips at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An action and adventure novel for young people, set in Alaska during the summertime. It had started out to be a miserable summer for Jerry Nelson--with his father in the hospital recovering from an auto accident and his mother so worried about him--and about finances, too. And Jerry only adding to her worries! At least that was the way it looked the night he was picked up in a car driven by a hot-rodding friend and escorted home by the police. And then the embarrassment of finding his Uncle Ed there in the living room with his mother - well, that was the end! Humiliated and resentful, Jerry doesn't even realize that his luck has turned. And when his uncle offers to take him along to Alaska with the promise of a job for the summer working his gold claim, he accepts reluctantly, and though he is the one doing the favor! 026347

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Frank Armstrong's Second Term, Colton, Matthew M.
17 Frank Armstrong's Second Term
Colton, Matthew M.
New York Hurst & Company 1911 Reprint Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Martin Lewis, Illustrator 
Clean decorated binding with some bubbling to cloth. Blue-gray ribbed cloth boards with red, white and black baseball player on cover in mid-pitch, player with bat in hand on spine. Bright red lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. All lettering and decoration crisp and unworn. Tiny pin-head spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. With four original illustrations by Martin Lewis. 318 pages. 023019

Price: 15.00 USD
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Many Friends Cooking: An International Cookbook for Boys and Girls, Cooper, Terry Touff; Marilyn Ratner
18 Many Friends Cooking: An International Cookbook for Boys and Girls
Cooper, Terry Touff; Marilyn Ratner
Philomel Books /UNICEF 1980 0399207554 / 9780399207556 First Spiral_bound Very Good+ 
Very clean spiral bound book with color illustrated card cover - size approximately 9" x 10-1//2". No chipping, creasing or fading, slight age-toning to edges. Pages are clean - no names, writing or marks. Color illustrations throughout by Tony Chen. Cooked and written by Terry Touff Cooper and Marilyn Ratner. Map indicating where recipes originated. Each recipe coded with one to three spoons for degree of difficulty, starting with recipes for those who have never cooked before! 45 pages. 027888

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Treasures of Asshur, Dallas, Captain Oswald
19 The Treasures of Asshur
Dallas, Captain Oswald
Cleveland, OH The World Syndicate 1929 Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean book in original jacket. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, clean endpapers (neatly penned previous owner inscription on blank flyleaf). 286 pages. Clean color illustrated jacket has some shallow chipping at upper edge, mostly at spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022993

Price: 18.00 USD
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Pony Jungle, Davis, Lavinia R.
20 Pony Jungle
Davis, Lavinia R.
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1941 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Gordon Ross, Illustrator 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean original dust jacket. Clean dark green cloth boards with white illustration of two children on horseback on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Gordon Ross. 309 pages. Dust jacket has very small chips at spine corners, a few short closed edge tears and some edge wrinkling on rear panel, price clip to upper corner of front inside flap (partial price showing). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An absosrbing horse story full of mysterious happenings at a hideout in a cove by the river, where the Terrill boys and their sister, Dibs, along with the English girl and boy staying for the summer at nearby Edgemont, spend days building their camp and riding horses. 022299

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