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The Silver Tarn, Adams, Katharine
1 The Silver Tarn
Adams, Katharine
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1924 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 249 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has small corner clip to front inside flap, no chips, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A story of Mehitable Webster, a young New England girl and her life in school in the wilds of Yorkshire in Great Britain. 8vo. Fiction. 015282

Price: 25.00 USD
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Jo's Boys, Alcott, Louisa M.
2 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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Gridiron Courage, Alton, Everett E.
3 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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The Unbreakable Code (The Book Scavenger series), Bertman, Jennifer Chambliss
4 The Unbreakable Code (The Book Scavenger series)
Bertman, Jennifer Chambliss
New York Henry Holt And Company 2017 1627791167 / 9781627791168 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition (first printing, with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition except for small remainder mark to upper text block edge (black dot). Very clean turquoise boards with gold decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 353 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wonderful biblio-mystery for young people involving a trail of encrypted messages in books by Mark Twain that uncover a trail of arson. 026863

Price: 14.00 USD
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Border Iron, Best, Herbert
5 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 at Point Mouette, Birdsall, Jeanne
6 The Penderwicks at Point Mouette
Birdsall, Jeanne
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2011 First Paperback Fine 
Advance Reader's Copy of the first edition (so stated) - trade paperback format. As new condition. No names, writing or marks - all pages and edges are clean and bright. Cover is clean with no wear. 295 pages. The Penderwick children settle into their cozy cottage with a rocky shore for a summer in Maine with Aunt Claire. 027673

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Walton Boys in High Country, Burton, Hal
7 The Walton Boys in High Country
Burton, Hal
Racine, Wisconsin Whitman 1952 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Robert Doremus, Illustrator 
Clean bright book in clean original dust jacket. Brown boards with white and darker brown illustration on cover (western saddle against a backdrop of snow covered mountains). No fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with red text block edges. Pages are slightly tanned. Clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Robert Doremus. 250 pages + 2 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. Illustrated jacket is clean and bright, no chips, two very tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Whitman Publishing, number 2357. The Walton boys fly to Canada for a visit to Cousin George's Z-Bar-X ranch, only to find that cousin George has mysteriously disappeared. 025021

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In the Boyhood of Lincoln - A Tale of the Tunker Schoolmaster and the Times of Black Hawk, Butterworth, Hezekiah
8 In the Boyhood of Lincoln - A Tale of the Tunker Schoolmaster and the Times of Black Hawk
Butterworth, Hezekiah
New York D. Appleton 1913 Later printing Hardcover Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
Later printing of the first edition. Orange-brown cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration, black illustration on cover, with black lettering on cover and spine, blind-stamped decoration on spine. Some soiling ( a few faint water spots, mostly on rear board). No fraying, binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean blank endpapers, illustrated with black and white drawings and photographs. 266 pages. 026914

Price: 10.00 USD
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Hoofmarks, Buyukmihci, Hope Sawyer
9 Hoofmarks
Buyukmihci, Hope Sawyer
Exeter, New Hampshire J N Townsend Publishing 1994 1880158051 / 9781880158050 First Unknown Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean unfaded dark blue cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers (very small tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper with intial "M"). Signed by author on the title page below her printed name: Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci" in blue pen. Illustrated with small page decorations at chapter headings. 233 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of the author's young life growing up in Watertown, New York in the early 1900's, surrounded by animals and nature, and her efforts to make her dream come true of having a horse. The story of how she and her beloved horse "Chub" worked together, skidding logs and plowing fields, is at the heart of this story. 026510

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The Eighteenth Emergency, Byars, Betsy
10 The Eighteenth Emergency
Byars, Betsy
New York Viking Press 1973 0670290556 / 9780670290550 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Robert Grossman, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean unworn illustrated boards. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Robert Grossman. 126 page + a page "About the Author." Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped, has tiny bit of wear at top and bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author writes with humor, compassion and gret understanding of what it is to face up to fear and terror -- and honor -- when you are a man of twelve. 025199

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The Bartletts of Box-B Ranch, Campbell, Camilla
11 The Bartletts of Box-B Ranch
Campbell, Camilla
New York Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill 1949 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Glenn Chestnut, Illustrator 
Clean turquoise boards with yellow illustration on cover, yellow lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 255 pgs. Illustrations by Glenn Chestnut. Clean dustjacket is unclipped (2.25 on front inside flap), has a few tiny nicks, slight browning to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A children's story about life on a big Texas cattle ranch, with 32 full-page illustrations by Glenn Chestnut. 018694

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The World at Bay, Capon, Paul
12 The World at Bay
Capon, Paul
John C. Winston Company 1954 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean bright unclipped original dust jacket. Black cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; a few faint small water spot dots. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with beautifully decorated endpapers (Jacket and endpaper designs by Alex Schomburg). No names, writing or marks. 208 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unfaded, no wear, no chips, no tears, not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap). Twenty-six science fiction books listed on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025813

Price: 250.00 USD
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Frank on the Lower Mississippi, Castlemon, Harry
13 Frank on the Lower Mississippi
Castlemon, Harry
Chicago Donohue N.D. Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding, no publication date, circa 1910. Clean green cloth boards with red, white and black illustration of man on deck of ship with cannon, tall ship in full sail on spine. Crisp white lettering on cover and spine, unchipped decorations. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, a few spots on text block fore-edges. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 256 pages. In clear protective removable mylar cover. 022374

Price: 25.00 USD
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Wanted: a Girl for the Horses, Cavanna, Betty
14 Wanted: a Girl for the Horses
Cavanna, Betty
New York William Morrow & Co 1984 0688027571 / 9780688027575 First Hardcover Very Good+ very good + Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in original unclipped jacket. Clean brown boards with white cloth spine, dark brown lettering on spine. Tiny spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages andedges are clean, with clean brown endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 216 pp. Illustrated jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slight edge wear and one 1" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A young girl who has been expelled from school and is a family outcast works with horses at a stable in the peaceful Devonshire countryside, putting her life back on track. 019572

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Alaska Challenge, Clarke, Tom E.
15 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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Dixie of Dover - A Boy and Dog Story, Colby, Jean Poindexter
16 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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Catching Fire, Collins, Suzanne
17 Catching Fire
Collins, Suzanne
Scholastic Press 2009 0439023491 / 9780439023498 First Unknown Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition (stated), First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean red boards with small black decoration on cover, black lettering on spine; slight wear and tiny bump to two corner tips. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean, with clean gold endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 391 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears, slightest wear to corner tips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The second book of "The Hunger Games." 025889

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Road to Down Under, Cormack, Maribelle
18 Road to Down Under
Cormack, Maribelle
New York D. Appleton Century 1944 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Edward Shenton, Illustrator Signed
First Edition, First Printing (with a (1) on last page of text), SIGNED by the author, in clean original dust jacket. Very clean blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "For Prof. W. Strunk, Jr. - With my very best, Maribelle Cormack." Illustrations by Edward Shenton. 301 pages. Clean color illustrated dust jacket has chipping at bottom edge of rear panel (depth of no more than 3/4"), slight wear and short closed edge tears at top and bottom spine edges, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A vivid portrayal of pioneer life in Australia, this is the story of a girl from the Orkney Islands and her family, who migrated to Australia in the 1840's and established a new home for themselves. Written for young adults, it is an exciting historical tale with fascinating characters. 027023

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The Lost Planet, Dallas, Paul
19 The Lost Planet
Dallas, Paul
John C. Winston Company 1956 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean bright original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean turquoise cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean, beautifully illustrated endpapers (by Alex Schomburg). No names, writing or bookplates. 209 pages. Clean dust jacket illustrated by Schomburg is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap). Twenty-nine science fiction books listed on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025819

Price: 150.00 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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