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Tom Brown's School Days

By: Hughes, Thomas

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Hurst & Co.:

Edition: Sixth Edition.

Seller ID: 009271

Condition: Good


357 pp. 6 color lithographs by an unidentified artist, including frontispiece. Spine has several spots rubbed down to board and part of gilt title is missing, but image of cricket player still visible. Front cover in tan and blue has design of two schoolboyard in blue uniforms, one sitting on a bench with a cricket bat; his companion seated on the ground. Rear cover darkened. Publication date not stated; probably circa 1910 (Hurst & Co. produced many different editions o... View more info

Gypsy the Talking Dog

By: Jenks, Tudor

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, Henry Altemus Co.: 1902

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 009921

Condition: Fair


236 pp. Half of spine cloth missing, hole in spine flap exposing a bit of textblock.Dark red front board shows a small dog standing on hind legs on a snare drum. Corners bumped. Title page and frontispiece are detached but laid in as are three of the illustration pages. Text clean. Adventurous tale of a performing dog who gets stolen by a pair of Gypsies. Written in simple English suitable for youngsters in the 8-12 range. Size: 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall View more info

Stan the Hot Dog Man

By: Kessler, Ethel and Leonard

Price: $2.50

Publisher: NY, HarperCollins: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001060

ISBN: 006023279X

Condition: Near Fine


64 pp. An I Can Read Book Club title presented by Newfield Publications through HarperCollins. A tale of a man who retires and becomes a hot dog vendor and comes to the aid of snowstorm stranded kids on a school bus. Suitable for grades 1-3. View more info

Shadow Boy

By: Kirby, Susan E.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Orchard Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002369

Condition: Near Fine


153 pp., Tight, lightly read. No markings. Dust jacket bottom edge has tears, crease. The saga of Artie, a teen who struggles with rehabilitation after a skateboarding accident. Written for adolescents. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Dick Tracy: The Movie Storybook

By: Korman, Justine

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Racine, Wisc.: Western Publishing, 1989:

Seller ID: 001201


Trade Paperback. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. ISBN:0307152515. 46 pp. (unpaginated.) A Golden Book picture booklet summarizing the plot of the Walt Disney film "Dick Tracy," starring Warren Beatty. With numerous photos taken from the film. Adapated from the screen play by Justine Korman, edited by Richard Marks. Title page states "Golden Book - New York" and in smaller print gives Western Publishing, Racine information). View more info

American Folklore and Legends

By: Marcatante, John J., Ed.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Globe Book Co.: 1980

Seller ID: 010199

ISBN: 0870651048

Condition: Very Good +


306 pp. Rust-colored stiff wraps with large flag design, also totem pole, sailing ship, covered wagon, coonskin hat. Black marker numbers on bottom edge and half title page. School property stamping. Text clean. No spine creases. Middle-school reader, an anthology of 30 folk tales from various American regions. Each chapter has vocabulary guides. Rear section includes Q&A questions to test mastery of the material. Editor was chairman of the English dept. of the NYC publi... View more info

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What If Someone I Know Is Gay?: Answers to Questions About Gay and Lesbian People

By: Marcus, Eric

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Price Stern Sloan: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005447

ISBN: 0843176113

Condition: Good +


130 pp. Slight rubbing on cornders but still close to new. Library stampings and remains of library card envelope on inside cover. A gentle, non-judgmental guide written by a gay man for adolescents exploring their sexuality. The writer takes the view that sexual orientation is either inborn or developed early in life. His book is designed to help gay-oriented kids accept themselves rather than fall into self-hatred. The book omits graphic descriptions of gay sexual acts... View more info

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Sunny -- California Diaries No. 2.

By: Martin, Ann M.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, Scholastic Paperbacks: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004982

ISBN: 0590298364

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated, about 100 pp. Price sticker remains on back cover. Spine uncreased, still tight. Typeface is simulated hand printing on ruled note paper, in the manner of a school girl's personal journal. A teen girl relates her adolescent angst in this second volume of a serial juvenile adventure. View more info

Tales from the Crescent Moon

By: McNeer, May; Lederer, Charlotte

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Farrar & Rinehart: 1930

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009802

Condition: Good


306 pp. on heavy stock. 6 full page color illustrations; numerous small b&w woodcut-type illustrations. Spine sunned. Blue and silver foil medallion on front board. Vivid multi-colored design on front and rear endpapers; ink gift inscription on half-title page. Some pages of text have faint water spots along bottom margin. Spine edges and corner rubbed A collection of children's folktales, mostly with Muslim characters set in Hungary; a few with Christian references. Som... View more info

Through the Gates of My Book House

By: Miller, Olive Beaupre

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Lake Bluff, Illinois, United Educators: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004740

Condition: Near Fine


224 pp. Slight bumping of corners, small gift inscription in ink in upper corner of pictorial endpaper, one small grayish dot on front cover near lower spine. Otherwise close to new, no markings in text. Tight and bright. Numerous 4-color and 2-color illustrations. A charming collection of tales for the young reader, including various American folk tale favorites, such as Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill. Tales from other nations also are included. Volume 4 of the My Book Hous... View more info

From the Tower Window of My Book House

By: Miller, Olive Beaupre, Ed.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Lake Bluff, Illinois, United Educators: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004730

Condition: Very Good +


240 pp. Very clean, firm binding. Small ink inscription, dated 1997, in upper corner of decorative endpaper; no other markings. White boards clean. Overall, a nearly new book with little visible wear. Front board has color sketch of a medieval maid and her knight riding horseback through a wood. An anthology of about two dozen condensed, simplified tales and poems about chivalry, romance and adventure excerpted from the classics. Numerous color and b&w illustrations. Con... View more info

Success Stories For Girls

By: Murrill, William Alphonso

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Gainesville, Florida, Self-published: 1950

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005246

Condition: Very Good


63 pp. Blue wraps, light soil on cover, text still brightbut with a few small foxing marks. No writing or markings. Murrill, an important botantist, mushroom specialist, and former assistant director of the New York Botanical Gardens retired to Florida and penned this quaint collection of moralistic short stories for young girls, encouraging them to study hard, be dutiful, kind, etc. . Typical titles: "Betty Takes a Peep at Florida," "Sally Could Swim," &... View more info

Witches' Paradise

By: Myers, Kathryn and Barton

Price: $70.00

Publisher: NY, Exposition Press: 1959

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009278

Condition: Fair +


45 pp. Several simple line drawings. Considerable rubbing of blue cloth front and rear covers, about a quarter threadbare, but titling and spine cloth is still intact. Red dust jacket has edgewear and chipping. Foxing of endpapers, but text mostly clean. Scarce children's tale subtitled A Little Girl's Halloween Adventures in a Land Reached by Broomstick. The witch is friendly, and becomes a child when she and Isabella reach Paradise, where animals talk. Reminiscent of A... View more info

Better Homes and Gardens Second Story Book

By: O'Connor, Betty, Ed.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Des Moines, Iowa, Meredith Publishing: 1952

Seller ID: 009772

Condition: Very Good


176 pp. Light soil to bottom edge. Text clean, fairly bright, no markings. Plastic cover has tears. Orange cloth front is decorated with 6 storybook characters. A collection of 19 well-known stories, fables and poems, mostly from European literature, including 5 Aesop fables. Color illustrations throughout, including more than 20 for the first tale -- The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Size: 4to -- 10.25 in. View more info

Thunderhead

By: O'Hara, Mary

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott: 1971

Edition: 26th Printing

Seller ID: 007140

Condition: Very Good


320 pp. Corners bumped, rear cover soiled, spine edges rubbed. Text clean and tight. Vivid color illustration of a windswept white colt galloping through a pasture. Art by Paul Laune. Copyright in 1943 but this is 26th printing, dated 1971. The second volume in the Flicka trilogy, this tale tells of Flicka's pure white foal, born during a thunderstorm. View more info

Green Grass of Wyoming

By: O'Hara, Mary

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. P. Lippincott Co.: 1946

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 005984

Condition: Good +


319 pp. Two waterstains on front of gray cloth cover at top and bottom, and lower spine. Titling intact. Light chipping of attractivedust jacket, and dark drip-like soiling on rear dj panel. Light foxing on endpapers. Previous owner's gift inscription, dated Christmas 1948 on front endpaper. Text clean, still fairly bright. Roughcut fore edge. Third volume in the saga of the McLaughlin family on a horse ranch in Wyoming, with a theme of teenage love, second sequel to ... View more info

The Glob

By: O'Reilly, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Viking Press: 1952

Seller ID: 009680

Condition: Very Good


63 pp. Sturdy binding, scarlet buckram-type cloth, lightly sunned on spine. Corners and spine edges lightly bumped. Lacks jacket. Text clean, no markings. End papers decorated with drawings of animals. A children's fable about a sea creature, a formless thing that eventually struggles ashore and forms limbs. A light-hearted allegory of evolution, brightened by numerous Pogo-style half-page and quarter-page b&w drawings of the Glob and his friends. Copyright page states i... View more info

The Story Book of Oil

By: Petersham Maud and Miska

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, John C. Winston Co.: 1948

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Authors

Seller ID: 010101

Condition: Very Good


About 34 unpaginated pages. Color illustratiions on most pages.Signed by both Petershams on front endpaper which is lightly foxed. Maroon cloth with pastedown illustration on front cover, showing a prehistoric boy discovering a bubbling pool of oil. Text clean, corners lightly bumped. Size: 12mo -- 7.75 in Tall By 7.5 In Wide View more info

The Story Book of Coal

By: Petersham Maud and Miska

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, John C. Winston Co.: 1948

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 010315

Condition: Very Good +


32 unpaginated pages. Pastedown illustration on re front board showing two miners with a canary. Signed by both authors on front endpaper, which has slight yellowing along edges. Text clean. Color illustrations on most pages. Light bumping of corners. Part of a series introducing elementary-grade pupils to various industries. Grades 3-4 reading level, approximately. Size: 8mo -- 7.5 In Tall By 7.5 In Wide View more info

The Story Book of Wool

By: Petersham Maud and Miska

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, John C. Winston Co.:

Inscription: By Authors

Seller ID: 010331

Condition: Very Good +


32 unpaginated in blue boards, with pictorial pastedown on front cover, showing shepherd boy guarding sheep at night. Slight edgewear. Signed by both authors on endpaper. Bright multi-color illustrations on most pages. Text approx at reading level for grades 3-5. Story about sheep and woolen industy from ancient times until today. Size: 8mo -- 7.75 in Tall By 7.75 in Wide View more info