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Handbook For Boys
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Handbook For Boys

By Boy Scouts Of America

Boy Scouts Of America, New York, 1948; Fifth Edition, First Printing; 8vo, 568 pages; illustrated. Official Boy Scout Handbook for 1948. Very Good, in illustrated stiff wraps. Clean, bright, corners sharp, binding tight, sound, and square. Signature on ownership page in space provided. No text markings of any kind. Complete index and twenty pages of advertisements at the back for products of interest to boys.

$25.00

Adventuring For Senior Scouts
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Adventuring For Senior Scouts

By Boy Scouts Of America

Boys Scouts Of America, New York, 1945; First Printing; 8vo, 687 pages; illustrated. First printing of the 1945 edition of the Boy Scouts Of America handbook for Senior Scouts. Highly valuable for its instruction in camp craft, wood lore, and path finding, as well as for fostering honesty, cheerfulness, responsibility, and self-reliance. Of special merit also are illustrated chapters on building one’s own camping equipment, row boat, sail boat, log cabin, and much more. Very Good in illustrated cloth boards. Previous owner name on f.f.e.p. No text markings of any kind. Clean and bright, corners sharp, binding tight, sound, and square. A solid copy of a useful and inspiring book.

$45.00

Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator, The Further Adventures Of Charlie Bucket And Willie Wonka, Chocolate-Maker Extraordinary
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Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator, The Further Adventures Of Charlie Bucket And Willie Wonka, Chocolate-Maker Extraordinary

By Dahl, Roald

Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1972; First Edition; 8vo, 164 pages; Illustrated. Further adventures into the madcap world of Charlie Bucket, which take him, his family, and Willie Wonka into the outer reaches of space. Profusely illustrated in b&w by Joseph Schindelman. Very Good, in a Very Good unfaded dust jacket that has a single tiny (1/4") closed edge tear in the blank white area at upper left of the front panel. Clean, crisp, bright, corners sharp, binding tight, sound, and square, no owner signatures, no price clipping.

$75.00

Bomba The Jungle Boy At The Giant Cataract
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Bomba The Jungle Boy At The Giant Cataract

By Rockwood, Roy

Cupples and Leon, NY, 1926; First Edition; 8vo, 204 pages, plus an 8-page publisher’s children’s books catalog at the back. The Bomba series was adapted for the motion picture screen by Monogram Pictures in 1949, and starred popular child actor Johnny Sheffield, who had previously played the role of "Boy" in the MGM Tarzan movies with Johnny Weismuller. Very Good Plus, a nice bright copy in superior, undamaged binding. Previous owner neat name on f.f.e.p. No dust jacket.

$40.00

Au Pays Du Mystere
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Au Pays Du Mystere

By Mael, Pierre

Librairie Hachette et Cie., Paris, 1905; Nouvelle Edition; Large 8vo, 311 pages; illustrated; decorated red cloth boards. "Off To The Land Of Mystery," exciting juvenile adventure novel set in exotic India, by French author Pierre Mael. Fifty-eight magnificent illustration plates by Alfred Paris, eight of them in full color. Ornately bound in red cloth with elaborate floral designs in black and gold. All page edges gilt. Very Good, binding tight, sound, and square, corners sharp, text clean, crisp and bright. Brief inscription in a neat hand on half-title page dated Jan. 1, 1906. Spine lightly sunned. Page-edge gilding brilliant. Text in French. A wonderful book.

$75.00

The Little King and Princess True (Illustrated by Milo Winter)
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The Little King and Princess True (Illustrated by Milo Winter)

By Hardy, Mary Earle

Rand McNally & Company, NY, 1912; First Edition; 8vo, 182 pages; gilt titles; illustrated green cloth. Tale of a young boy, the "Little King," who is in love with all of Nature, and the pretty young fair-haired girl with whom he desires to share his kingdom. Illustrated with drawings by Milo Winter, four of them full-page, plus numerous b&w photographs of scenic natural places. Very Good Plus. Four-page catalogue of Rand McNally children’s books at the rear. Clean, crisp, bright, binding tight, sound, and square. An attractive copy.

$85.00

Ruby; Or, A Heart Of Gold
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Ruby; Or, A Heart Of Gold

By Riley, A. Lila

David C. Cook Publishing Company, Elgin, Illinois, 1899; First Edition; large 8vo, 96 pages; orange cloth; gilt titles; illustrated. Inspirational Victorian children’s story of a young boy with the unlikely name of Ruby, whose earnestness and genuine care for others serves often as a model for the adults around him. Beautifully illustrated by H. K. Beck. Near Fine, in attractive marbled boards. No ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind.

$75.00

Orphans Of The Range (Signed)
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Orphans Of The Range (Signed)

By Martin, Charles M.

Viking Press, NY, 1950; First Edition; 8vo, 192 pages; illustrated. Western novel for juveniles, written by beloved California cowboy/ writer/ rancher Chuck Martin, who was never too busy to take time out of his schedule to show young people how to ride, rope, shoot, and care for horses and dogs at his "Boot Hill Ranch" near Oceanside. Illustrated by Jay Hyde Barnum. Nicely inscribed and signed in year of publication by the author on the front free end paper. Laid in are a publisher’s promotional bulletin for Martin’s upcoming book "Monsters of Old Los Angeles," and a newspaper clipping with a captioned photo of Martin at work at his typewriter. Very Good Plus, in a Very Good dust jacket that has a small surface-chip at the lower right corner of the front panel.

$55.00

Another Brownie Book
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Another Brownie Book

By Cox, Palmer

Dover Publications, Inc., NY, 1966; First Dover Edition; 8vo, 144 pages; illustrated. Dover Publications’ unabridged, unaltered facsimile of the 1890 Palmer Cox "Brownie" classic, including all the original illustrations. Quality printed on acid-free paper and bound with sewn-in signatures to insure the spine will not crack or split, as is often the case with inexpensive glued bindings. Fine, in illustrated heavy wraps.

$30.00

Victorian Color Picture Book
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Victorian Color Picture Book

By Cott, Jonathan

The Stonehill Publishing Co., NY, 1983; First Edition; large 8vo, 184 pages; illustrated. A selection of the best work produced for children during the Victorian period, featuring stories and artwork by Randolph Caldecott, Walter Crane, Kate Greenaway, Richard Doyle, Andrews Lang, R.M. Ballentine, et al., with lengthy opening commentary by Maurice Sendak. Includes the complete texts of Caldecott’s "Hey Diddle Diddle" and "Baby Bunting," and a number of selections from Kate Greenaway’s "Mother Goose." Lavishly illustrated with 127 brilliant full-color plates in all, plus 46 b&w drawings. A beautiful and informative book featuring some of the finest work produced for children’s books in nineteenth century England. Fine, in a Near Fine dust jacket. Clean, crisp, bright, sharp, no chips, no tears, no ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind.

$40.00

Robinson et Robinsonne
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Robinson et Robinsonne

By Mael, Pierre

Libraire Hachette et Cie., Paris, 1902; Second Edition; large 8vo, 317 pages; illustrated. Exciting juvenile adventure novel of life on an exotic island, by French author Pierre Mael. Fifty-two beautiful b&w illustrations by Alfred Paris, over 20 of them full-page. Ornately bound in red cloth with elaborate designs in gold and black. All page edges gilt. Very Good, binding tight, sound, and square, corners sharp, text clean, crisp and bright. Brief inscription in attractive cursive hand on half-title page ("A ma petite mlle ____, 1st Janvier, 1903"). The gilt in-fill of the spine titles has faded. Text in French.

$60.00

Pilot The Hunter
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Pilot The Hunter

By Peel, Hazel M.

Franklin Watts, Inc., NY, 1962; First Edition; 8vo, 172 pages; illustrated. The story of a horse named Pilot and a generous veterinarian who helped a young girl train him to be a hunter. Illustrated by Keith Money. Very Good Plus in a Very Good Plus dust jacket. A bright and sharp copy.

$35.00

What Katy Did
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What Katy Did

By Coolidge, Susan (Sarah Chauncey Woolsey)

Spring Books, London, 1950; large 8vo, 78 pages; illustrated. Classic children’s tale by Susan Coolidge (Sarah Chauncey Woolsey) of twelve-year-old Katy Carr, headstrong tomboy who becomes paralyzed from the waist down after falling from a swing in the family’s front yard, but soon becomes the neighborhood’s most popular and lovable resident despite her handicap. Initial entry in the "Katy Did" series of children’s books by Coolidge, first published in 1872 by Roberts Brothers and republished by Spring Books of London as part of the "Early Reader Series" of classic stories retold in simpler language for younger readers. No printed publication date (circa 1950). Very Good Plus, with color illustrated boards, in a Very Good dust jacket that has a small chip in the blank area at the uppermost extremity of the spine panel, not affecting titles or graphics. Clean, crisp, and very bright, no ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind.

$55.00

The Family Goes Traveling, With Author’s Original Manuscript
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The Family Goes Traveling, With Author’s Original Manuscript

By Brown, Jeanette Perkins

Friendship Press, New York, 1936; First Edition; oblong 8vo, 30 pages; photo illustrated. Landmark 1936 black children’s storybook designed to provide positive self-imagery, which centers upon a young boy and girl living in New York, the children of a black New York physician, who travel for the first time to the cities of Chicago and Atlanta to meet family members living there. An uncle in Chicago is a newspaper editor, another a draughtsman, an aunt and uncle in Atlanta are a Tuskegee University professor and hospital nurse respectively, and the grandparents in Atlanta are retired. Illustrated with photographs of black children and adults going about their daily lives at home, school, work, in the street, at Church, and in the cotton field. Photographs in largest part by notable NY Examiner journalist Ralph Barnes, with additional photos by Ewing Galloway, H. Armstrong Roberts, and Marjorie E.W. Smith. Very Good, in photo illustrated card wraps. The book’s spine has been reinforced with a narrow strip of japan paper, and there is a tiny chip at the upper right and lower right corners of the front wrap. Accompanied by a portion of the author’s original hand-typed manuscript, nine pages in length, bound with original brass brads and containing the author’s pencil corrections in the margins. Also included is the author’s signed Certificate of Literacy, required by the State of New York as a condition to vote. The certificate is dated 9/9/1936 and is signed by Jeanette Perkins Brown and the examiner. The Manuscript shows some external staining on the front cover, which, however, does not penetrate to the interior. A unique collection of black literary memorabilia.

$300.00

Space Dictionary
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Space Dictionary

By Asimov, Isaac

Scholastic Book Services, New York, 1970; First Edition; 8vo, 96 pages; photo-illustrated. Isaac Asimov’s dictionary for children, replacing the traditional "A is for Apple, Z is for Zebra" with "space-age" terminology, such as "A is for Apollo, Z is for Zond," etc. Profusely illustrated with photos from the early years of the U.S. Space Program. Very Good, previous owner neat printed name on inside front wrap.

$35.00

Boxen, The Imaginary World Of The Young C.S. Lewis
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Boxen, The Imaginary World Of The Young C.S. Lewis

By Lewis, C.S. (Walter Hooper, editor)

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego, 1985; First American Edition; 8vo, 206 pages; illustrated. Best of the fabulous Boxen stories, written by C.S. Lewis circa 1906 to 1913. Lengthy background essay by Walter Hooper, former Lewis secretary and literary advisor to the Lewis estate. Profusely illustrated with Lewis’s original drawings. Very Good Plus, in a Very Good dust jacket that has a half-inch closed edge tear in the blank margin at top of the back panel, not affecting titles or graphics. Clean, crisp, bright, no ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind.

$30.00

Le Robinson Suisse (The Swiss Family Robinson)
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Le Robinson Suisse (The Swiss Family Robinson)

By Wyss, Johann

Libraire Hachette, Paris, 1929; 1st Hachette edition; large 8vo, 252 pages; illustrated. Swiss pastor Johann David Wyss’s beloved adventure tale "The Swiss Family Robinson," for which the original manuscript was reportedly unpublishable until completed and edited by his son Johann Rudolf in 1912. Marvelously illustrated with seventy-five b&w engravings of exotic creatures and places, the majority full-page. Bound in red cloth with gilt titles and elaborate board decorations. Text in French. Very Good, clean, binding tight, sound, and square, corners sharp, no ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind. The impressed gilt of the spine titles has faded. A beautiful edition of an inspirational classic.

$75.00