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 (HABBERTON, JOHN), Other People's Children Containing a Veracious Account of the Management of Helen's Babies By a Lady Who Knew Just How the Children of Other People Should Be Trained
(HABBERTON, JOHN)
Other People's Children Containing a Veracious Account of the Management of Helen's Babies By a Lady Who Knew Just How the Children of Other People Should Be Trained
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1877. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have noticeable bumping, rubbing and wear, along with patches of fraying, mostly to the spine ends and corners. The covers have some spots of ground-in dirt and wear. The rear cover has a previous owner's inked name (lightly) , with splotches of ink as well. The text pages are generally clean and bright, but do have occasional edge tears and small triangular chips missing throughout. The endpapers have some light, but noticeable spots as well. "John Habberton (1842–1921) was an American author. He spent nearly twenty years as the literary and drama critic for the New York Herald, but he is best known for his stories about early California life, many of which were collected in his 1880 book Romance of California Life: Illustrated by Pacific Slope Stories, Thrilling, Pathetic and Humorous (New York: Baker, Pratt & Co, 1880). Habberton also wrote Helen's Babies, published in 1876 by Loring Publisher, Boston; and in the early 20th Century by George Routledge and Sons, London. In most of these copies, Habberton is not listed as the author. The novel is subtitled: "Helen's Babies with some account of their ways...innocent, crafty, angelic, impish, witching and repulsive by THEIR LATEST VICTIM." The book was one of the Ruby Books series for boys and girls. Habberton is acknowledged as the author of the book in an advertisement within the 1903 edition of Andersen's Fairy Tales published by Routledge.". Good+ .
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Book number: 32530
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.5 | £UK 30.75 | JP¥ 4363]
Keywords: Young Adult Fiction John Habberton Journalists Humor Satire Helen's Babies Children Young Adult Fiction

 AIKEN, JOAN, The Cuckoo Tree
AIKEN, JOAN
The Cuckoo Tree
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1971. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Susan Obrant. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the first free page. The dust jacket is clean and bright, though it does have some light fading to the spine. "Joan Delano Aiken (4 September 1924 – 4 January 2004) was an English writer specialising in supernatural fiction and children's alternative history novels. In 1999 she was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature. For The Whispering Mountain, published by Jonathan Cape in 1968, she won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, a once-in-a-lifetime book award judged by a panel of British children's writers, and she was a commended runner-up for the Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British writer. She won an Edgar Allan Poe Award (1972) for Night Fall.". Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 33635
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2727]
Keywords: Young Adult Fiction Joan Aiken Fantasy Wolves Of Willoughby Chase Young Adult Fiction

 
ALCOTT, LOUISA MAY (EDITOR MAY LAMBERTON BECKER)
Eight Cousins
Cleveland, OH: World Publishing Company, 1948. Reprint. Hardcover. Illustrated by C. B. Falls. Color Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has some generalized light toning to the rear dust jacket panel. "Alcott's family suffered financial difficulties, and while she worked to help support the family from an early age, she also sought an outlet in writing. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Early in her career, she sometimes used the pen name A. M. Barnard, under which she wrote novels for young adults. Published in 1868, Little Women is set in the Alcott family home, Hillside, later called the Wayside, in Concord, Massachusetts and is loosely based on Alcott's childhood experiences with her three sisters. The novel was very well received and is still a popular children's novel today, filmed several times.". Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 33627
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Keywords: Young Adult Fiction Louisa May Alcott May Lamberton Becker C. B. Falls Rainbow Classics Young Adult Fiction

 ALCOTT, LOUISA MAY, Under the Lilacs
ALCOTT, LOUISA MAY
Under the Lilacs
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, N.D.. Reprint. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has some scraping to the front flap dust jacket. "In 1840, after several setbacks with the school, the Alcott family moved to a cottage on 2 acres (8,100 m2) of land, situated along the Sudbury River in Concord, Massachusetts. The three years they spent at the rented Hosmer Cottage were described as idyllic. By 1843, the Alcott family moved, along with six other members of the Consociate Family, [3] to the Utopian Fruitlands community for a brief interval in 1843–1844. After the collapse of the Utopian Fruitlands, they moved on to rented rooms and finally, with Abigail May Alcott's inheritance and financial help from Emerson, they purchased a homestead in Concord. They moved into the home they named "Hillside" on April 1, 1845. Alcott's early education included lessons from the naturalist Henry David Thoreau, but she received the majority of her schooling from her father, who was strict and believed in "the sweetness of self-denial". She also received some instruction from writers and educators such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Fuller, all of whom were family friends. She later described these early years in a newspaper sketch entitled "Transcendental Wild Oats". The sketch was reprinted in the volume Silver Pitchers (1876) , which relates the family's experiment in "plain living and high thinking" at Fruitlands.". Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket .
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Book number: 33629
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Keywords: Young Adult Fiction Louisa May Alcott Classic Fiction Young Adult Fiction

 ALDEN, RAYMOND MACDONALD, Why the Chimes Rang
ALDEN, RAYMOND MACDONALD
Why the Chimes Rang
Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1924. Trade Edition. Hardcover. Illustrated by Katharine Sturges. Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine of the book has some wear and there is noticeable ground-in dirt to the spine joints. The spine ends of the book covers have some light bumping aben beginning fraying. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though there are occasional finger marks. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front endpaper. "Raymond Macdonald Alden (1873–1924) was an American scholar and educator. Born in New Hartford, N. Y, he studied at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and at the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1894 with a Ph. D. He took post-graduate studies there at Penn and at Harvard. In 1894-95 he was instructor in English at Columbian (now George Washington) University; in 1896-97 assistant in English at Harvard; and in 1898-99 senior fellow in English at the University of Pennsylvania. He was chosen to fill the position of assistant professor of English literature and rhetoric at Leland Stanford, Jr, University in 1899, then became associate professor there in 1909.". Very Good .
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Book number: 33827
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2727]
Keywords: Young Adult Fiction Raymond Macdonald Alden Katharine Sturges Short Stories Short Fiction Young Adult Fiction

 ALGER JR. , HORATIO, A Cousin's Conspiracy Or, a Boy's Struggle for Inheritance
ALGER JR. , HORATIO
A Cousin's Conspiracy Or, a Boy's Struggle for Inheritance
New York: Hurst & Company, 1915. Reprint. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping, rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers, along with some light foxing. The rectangular pastedown illustration on the front cover has some light rubbing and beginning scratching. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is a previous owner's gift notation inked on the front endpaper (scratched through) , and the remnants of a previous owner's address label.. Very Good .
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Book number: 32156
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Keywords: Young Adult Fiction Horatio Alger Jr. Rags To Riches Stories Young Adult Fiction

 ALGER JR. , HORATIO, Dan the Newsboy
ALGER JR. , HORATIO
Dan the Newsboy
New York: A. L. Burt, Publisher, 1893. Early Reprint. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some bumping, rubbing and wear. The bottom corners of the book covers have fraying and wear. There is a small spot of dirt to the top rear corner of the book cover. The text pages are generally clean and bright. Both inner hinges have cracking. There is a previous owner's emblem of a sailing ship adhered to the front pastedown page. "Horatio Alger Jr. (January 13, 1832 – July 18, 1899) was a prolific 19th-century American writer, best known for his many young adult novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. His writings were characterized by the "rags-to-riches" narrative, which had a formative effect on America during the Gilded Age. All of Alger's juvenile novels share essentially the same theme, known as the "Horatio Alger myth": a teenage boy works hard to escape poverty. Often it is not hard work that rescues the boy from his fate but rather some extraordinary act of bravery or honesty. The boy might return a large sum of lost money or rescue someone from an overturned carriage. This brings the boy—and his plight—to the attention of a wealthy individual.". Very Good .
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Book number: 35052
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3272]
Keywords: Young Adult Fiction Horatio Alger Jr. Rags To Riches Stories Adventure Young Adult Fiction

 
ALGER JR. , HORATIO
In a New World Or Among the Gold-Fields of Australia
Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Co,, 0. Early Reprint. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; Circa 1905. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping and rubbing. The covers are decorated with red and green and with gilt behind the title on the spine. The rear cover has a couple of spots of foxing by the spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright. There is an inked previous owner's last name on the front endpaper. The endpapers are illustrated in color. "All of Alger's juvenile novels share essentially the same theme, known as the "Horatio Alger myth": a teenage boy works hard to escape poverty. Often it is not hard work that rescues the boy from his fate but rather some extraordinary act of bravery or honesty. The boy might return a large sum of lost money or rescue someone from an overturned carriage. This brings the boy—and his plight—to the attention of a wealthy individual. Alger secured his literary niche in 1868 with the publication of his fourth book, Ragged Dick, the story of a poor bootblack's rise to middle-class respectability. This novel was a huge success. His many books that followed were essentially variations on Ragged Dick and featured casts of stock characters: the valiant hard-working, honest youth, the noble mysterious stranger, the snobbish youth, and the evil, greedy squire.". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 34752
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.75 | £UK 27 | JP¥ 3817]
Keywords: Young Adult Fiction Horatio Alger Jr. Adventure Rags To Riches Stories Young Adult Fiction

 DE ANGELI, MARGUERITE, The Door in the Wall
DE ANGELI, MARGUERITE
The Door in the Wall
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1949. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Marguerite De Angeli. B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning spotting to the bottom edges of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the title page. The dust jacket has shallow clipping to each corner (but not priced clipping). The top front edge of the dust jacket has an inch long edge worn and rubbed tear, along with some light chipping to the top spine end. The bottom spine ends and the corners of the dust jacket have rubbing, wear and some shallow edge nicks / tears. "Marguerite de Angeli (March 14, 1889 – June 16, 1987) was an American writer and illustrator of children's books including the 1950 Newbery Award winning book The Door in the Wall. She wrote and illustrated twenty-eight of her own books, and illustrated more than three dozen books and numerous magazine stories and articles for other authors." "Her work explored and depicted the traditions and rich cultural diversity of common people more frequently overlooked – a semi-autobiographical Great Depression family, African American children experiencing the sting of racial prejudice, Polish mine workers aspiring to life beyond the Pennsylvania coal mines, the physically handicapped, colonial Mennonites, the Amish, nineteenth-century Quakers supporting the underground railroad, immigrants, and other traditional or ethnic peoples." ; Signed by Author. Fine in Very Good- dust jacket .
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Book number: 34524
USD 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 77.25 | £UK 65.25 | JP¥ 9271]
Keywords: Young Adult Fiction Marguerite De Angeli Signed Editions Newbery Award Historical Fiction Juv Historical Fiction

 APPLETON, VICTOR II, Tom Swift and His Polar-Ray Dynasphere
APPLETON, VICTOR II
Tom Swift and His Polar-Ray Dynasphere
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1965. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Edward Moritz. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book has some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. A previous owner's book card pocket was removed, taking with it a smallish spot of the rear inside cover (approximately two inches in diameter) . There are several small spots of the card pocket still on the rear endpaper as well. The List of books on rear cover of lists to itself (number 25). "The intercom in the astronomy wing of the Swifts' space outpost buzzed like an angry hornet. A lanky blond youth with crew-cut hair and steel-blue eyes turned away from an electronic consle to answer the call." ; Vol. 25. Very Good .
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Book number: 33669
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2727]
Keywords: Young Adult Fiction Victor Appleton II Tom Swift Jr. Edward Moritz Space Adventure Outer Space Speculative Fiction Young Adult Fiction Young Adult Fiction

 ATKINS, ELIZABETH HOWARD, Little Wolf's Brother a Story of the California Indians
ATKINS, ELIZABETH HOWARD
Little Wolf's Brother a Story of the California Indians
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1939. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Sidney Armer. B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The book covers have some ground-in dirt and spotting. There is some beginning nicking and edge wear to the edges of the book covers along with some very beginning fraying. The text pages are cleaning and bright. This copy has been signed with an inscription on the half title page by the author. There is also an inked note on the front pastedown page from a former owner regarding the author's signature. ; Signed by Author. Very Good .
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Book number: 29697
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3272]
Keywords: Young Adult Fiction Elizabeth Howard Atkins Signed Editions California California Indians Native Americans Folklore California Fiction Young Adult Fiction

 ATKINS, ELIZABETH HOWARD, The Pot of Gold
ATKINS, ELIZABETH HOWARD
The Pot of Gold
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1930. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by St. Clair La Dow. B&W and Color Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This copy includes a two page (four sides) autograph letter laid-in. The book is in Near Fine condition and lacks a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning rubbing and foxing to the very edges. The inner hinges are slightly loose. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of a previous owner's inked name on the title page. Included are four full page, full color illustrations and six black and white illustrations by St. Clair la Dow, Elizabeth Atkins cousin. This is a book of short stories, including: Beggar's Gold, The Crown of Gold, The Amir and the Afghan, The Turnip-Field Godmother, the Golden Apple with the Silver Seeds, and, The Scarlet Feather. ; Signed by Author. Near Fine .
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Book number: 29764
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 68.25 | £UK 57.5 | JP¥ 8180]
Keywords: Young Adult Fiction Elizabeth Howard Atkins Short Stories Fantasy St. Clair la Dow Folklore Folk Tales Young Adult Fiction

 AVERY, HAROLD, Any Port in a Storm and Other Stories
AVERY, HAROLD
Any Port in a Storm and Other Stories
London, England: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1928. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The cover illustration is very bright and clean (the dust jacket has definitely done it's job in this case). Strangely, the colors used on the book cover and on the same illustration on the dust jacket are quite different. The text pages are clean and bright. The text pages themselves are of heavy paper stock and are quite stiff. There is a long gift inscription inked on the front pastedown to a former owner as an award from regular church school attendance which is dated 1936. The spine ends and corners of the dust jacket have some light bumping and rubbing along with several small edge tears, nicks and some beginning chipping to the bottom spine end of the dust jacket. There is some lightly ground-in dirt to the absorbent dust jacket and some light sunning, especially to the spine and rear cover of the dust jacket. This book is part of The Captain series. The book includes a series of short stories for young adults including: Any Port in a Storm, Left in Charge, Fatty's Fight for Fame, Gobin Grange, and Todger Finds a Pal. "Down the road they came at racing speed, Fergus Breton leading, with his sister Patty and younger brother Bob close at his heals. In the distance a whistle screamead, which ominous sound was followed by the snorting of a locomotive as a trail left the little country station." ""His biography (1951, Introduction to No Surrender! , Thomas Nelson and Sons) states that in 1879, Avery's family left England for Australia. During transit, his passenger ship was allegedly hijacked by Malay pirates while transversing the Strait of Malacca. The ship was forced to run aground, and although Avery survived, his parents did not. Avery spent three years living with the Lanuns, a native people from Malaysia. In 1882 he was rescued by a Dutch naval ship and reunited with his paternal aunt, Hanna Avery, his only living relative. Avery returned to his studies and attended Eton College in Berkshire. He later moved with his aunt to Edinburgh, Scotland where he took a job in the city's water department. Avery began writing in his early twenties, and in 1894 his book The Orderly Officer was published. The Edinburgh-based publisher Thomas Nelson and Sons published The Triple Alliance in 1897 and remained Avery's main publisher for the next 30 years. Avery wrote mainly school stories. These books were popular among boys and girls in the later half of the 19th and earlier part of the 20th centuries, and described life in public and private schools in England. For his books he drew mainly on his experiences at Eton. Avery also wrote several adventure books and stories, often featuring pirates and again drawing on his childhood experiences in Malaysia. He was extremely prolific, writing over 50 books within a 45 year period.". Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 33647
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 41 | £UK 34.5 | JP¥ 4908]
Keywords: Young Adult Fiction Harold Avery Modern Fiction Short Stories Youth Fiction Automobiles Moral and ethical aspects Young Adult Fiction

 BANKS, LYNNE REID, The Key to the Indian
BANKS, LYNNE REID
The Key to the Indian
New York: Avon Camelot, 1998. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by James Watling. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Lynne Reid Banks (born 31 July 1929) is a British author of books for children and adults. She has written forty-five books, including the best-selling children's novel The Indian in the Cupboard, which has sold over 10 million copies and has been successfully adapted to film. Her first novel, The L-Shaped Room, published in 1960, was an instant and lasting best seller. The L-Shaped Room was later made into a movie of the same name " This book is a sequel to the Indian in the Cupboard.. Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 33251
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Keywords: Young Adult Fiction Lynne Reid Banks Books Into Film Mystery Fantasy Young Adult Fiction

 
BAUM, L. FRANK
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
Chicago, IL: Reilly & Lee Co, 1950. Reprint. Hardcover. Illustrated by John R. Neill. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and was issued thus without a dust jacket. This book is a 1950's reprint with the white cloth binding. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with black and white illustrations by John R. Neill. "Originally, Neill's illustrations were slightly reminiscent of Denslow's to bring continuity and familiarity to the characters, although Neill's work in this period was far more reminiscent of the work of his contemporary and friend, illustrator Joseph Clement Coll. Denslow's illustrations had been quite popular. However, as the series expanded, Neill brought his own unique flair to the illustrations, showing more artistic representations of the characters as well as beautiful paintings of numerous scenes. In fact, he was later named the Imperial Illustrator of Oz.". Near Fine .
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Book number: 35293
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2727]
Keywords: Illustrated editions L. Frank Baum Oz John R. Neill oz books Oz series Young Adult Youth Series Young Adult Fiction

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