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Scouting with Daniel Boone
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Scouting with Daniel Boone

By TOMLINSON, Everett T.

Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1917. Hardcover. Illustrations by Norman Rockwell. Small 8vo. Grey/green cloth with white lettering and rules and white and yellow pictorial stamping. x, (2pp), 303pp. Frontispiece, 7 full-page called-for plates. Very good. Faint binding edgewear only, with white spine lettering heavily chipped; front flyleaf ownership signature. A tight, attractive second printing of this first volume (first published 1914) in the 4-volume "Pioneer Scout" series (1914-18). Likely this represents only the second book illustrated by the 20-year-old Rockwell, the first being Carl H. Claudy's "Tell Me Why Stories" in 1912.

$55.00

The Bobbsey Twins at Cherry Corners
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The Bobbsey Twins at Cherry Corners

By HOPE, Laura Lee

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1927. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Light green cloth with dark green lettering and rules and color plate to front board, pictorial dust jacket. 244pp, (8pp ads). Frontispiece. Very good/very good. Bit of inoffensive dampstaining at top of rear boardf and rear endpaper; Jacket mildly edgeworn and age toned, with same dampstaining to rear panel. A tight and nice first edition of the 20th title in the 72-volume "Bobbsey Twins" series (1904-79). Front jacket flap lists up to this title, as does copyright page list, while ad at rear lists first 17 titles only and other series lists all precede 1927.

$55.00

Tom Fairfield in Camp or The Secret of the Old Mill
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Tom Fairfield in Camp or The Secret of the Old Mill

By CHAPMAN, Allen

New York: Cupples & Leon Company, 1913. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Light blue cloth with dark blue lettering and dark blue and orange pictorial stamping, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 204pp, (8pp ads). Frontispiece. Near fine/very good. Jacket a tad edgeworn, with small corner chips and several at head of spine, else bright and complete. Tight, attractive later printing of the third volume in the 5-volume "Tom Fairfield Series" (1913-15), likely reprinted when the last title was released in 1915. Very uncommon in a nice jacket.

$50.00

A City for Lincoln
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A City for Lincoln

By TUNIS, John R.

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1945. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth with paper labels, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 292pp. Near fine/very good. Jacket oh-so-mildly edgeworn, with a bit of rubbing and spine faintly sunned. A lovely, exceptionally pristine first edition of this uncommon Hoosier juvenile basketball fiction.

$75.00

Jimmy Kirkland of the Cascade College Team
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Jimmy Kirkland of the Cascade College Team

By FULLERTON, Hugh S.

Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1915. Hardcover. Illustrations by Charles Paxson Gray. 12mo. Mustard cloth with red and black lettering and red, black and brown pictorial stamping, pictorial dust jacket. 265pp. Frontispiece, 3 full-page plates. Near fine/very good. Jacket faintly edgeworn, with single chip at upper right of spine, but complete and attractive. A quite tight and handsome first edition of the second title in the 3-volume "Jimmy Kirkland" baseball-theme juvenile series (all published 1915) -- and best of all the usually-absent dust jacket is not only present but bright and nice. A superb, jacketed copy of this scarce title -- truly good as it gets.

$175.00

Buddy at Lost River or a Boy and a Gold Mine
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Buddy at Lost River or a Boy and a Gold Mine

By GARIS, Howard R.

New York: Cupples & Leon Company, 1938. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Red cloth with black lettering and pictorial stamping, pictorial dust jacket. 208pp. Frontispiece, decorative endpapers. Near fine/very good. Quite mild jacket edgewear (mainly at spine head and tail) and touch of rubbing; printed "This is my Book" element on front flyleaf does bear inked ownership name/address. A quite tight and attractive first edition of the 14th title in the popular 21-volume "Buddy Series" (1929-47) -- apparently in a later dust jacket. Copyright page lists first 14 titles, while jacket front flap lists first 17 titles (up through "Buddy at Red Gate," 1941).

$35.00

Buddy on the Trail or a Boy Among the Gypsies
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Buddy on the Trail or a Boy Among the Gypsies

By GARIS, Howard R.

New York: Cupples & Leon Company, 1939. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Red cloth with black lettering and pictorial stamping, pictorial dust jacket. 204pp, (6pp ads). Frontispiece, decorative endpapers. Near fine/very good. Quite mild jacket edgewear (mainly at spine head and tail) and touch of rubbing. Superbly tight, bright and lovely first edition of the 15th title in the popular 21-volume "Buddy Series" (1929-47). An uncommonly pristine copy and with the usually-absent jacket not only present but eye-catching. Jacket front flap lists first 15 titles, as does copyright page list and ad at rear, while printed jacket verso lists first 14 titles only.

$40.00

Quarterback Restless
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Quarterback Restless

By WILLIAMS, Hawley

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1912. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Teal blue cloth with red-outlined lettering and rules and color pictorial plate on front board. 240pp, (4pp ads). Color frontispiece, 3 full-page called-for color plates. Very good. Binding mildly rubbed, with a bit of edge and corner wear and with front endpaper an expert contemporary replacement; couple of inkstamped ownership names on half-title page. A tight and nice first edition of the first title in the 7-volume "Lansing" football series (1912-17). Quite decent copy of this uncommon title.

$75.00

Bob Dexter and the Club House Mystery
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Bob Dexter and the Club House Mystery

By BAKER, Willard F.

New York: Cupples & Leon Company, {1925]. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Grey cloth with black lettering and black and orange pictorial stamping, pictorial dust jacket. 248pp, (4pp ads). Color frontispiece, 2 full-page plates. Good plus/good plus. Binding a bit edgeworn and lightly soiled, with a few stray marks; some small stains to outer page edges; ownership name/address on front pastedown; jacket rather edgeworn, with tiny chips at corners and at spine head/tail. A tight and decent apparent first edition of the first title in the 7-volume "Bob Dexter Mystery Series" (1925-33). Like many series, it began with the first three titles published simultaneously, so copyright page list shows this trio, as does the ad at rear. Though worn as described, this is a scarce "first of the first" and the usually-absent dust jacket is present and fairly attractive.

$75.00

The Message in the Hollow Oak
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The Message in the Hollow Oak

By KEENE, Carolyn

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1935. Hardcover. Illustrations by Russell H. Tandy. Small 8vo. Blue cloth with orange lettering and decoration. iv, 218pp, 2pp ads. Frontispiece, 3 full-page plates, orange pictorial endpapers. Very good. Faint binding edgewear, with spine slightly sunned. A superb, tight of the twelfth title in the 64-volume "Nancy Drew" series (1930-81). Copyright page lists first 12 titles and ad at rear lists first 10 titles only. This internal evidence plus a non-authorial gift inscription on front flyleaf dated 25 December 1938 make this likely a first edition. Lacks dust jacket, else attractive.

$50.00

Billy Bunny and Daddy Fox
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Billy Bunny and Daddy Fox

By CORY, David

New York: Cupples & Leon Company, 1920. Hardcover. Illustrations by Hugh Spencer. 12mo. Light green cloth with black lettering and black and orange front board pictorial stamping, pictorial dust jacket. 114pp, (2pp ads). Color frontispiece, 3 full-page color plates. Near fine/very good. Jacket mildly edgeworn, with couple of archivally closed (on verso) edge tears and small neat archival strengthening to front hinge. A lovely and tight later printing of the second title in this 6-volume series popular in the 1920s. Copyright page lists first four titles and rear ad lists six titles. Scarce in such a sharp and bright jacket.

$95.00

Frank Armstrong at Queen's
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Frank Armstrong at Queen's

By COLTON, Matthew M.

New York: Hurst & Company, 1913. Hardcover. Illustrations by Martin Lewis. Small 8vo. Green/gray cloth with blue and orange lettering and blue, orange and white pictorial stamping. 316pp. Halftone frontispiece, 3 full-page called-for plates. Very good/good plus. Book faintly edgeworn only, with endpapers slightly age toned and nonauthorial 1916 gift inscription on front flyleaf; jacket a tad edgeworn with miniscule chips at corners and head/tail of spine, which is lightly soiled -- but overall complete and attractive. A tight, attractive first edition in the rarely-seen jacket of the second title in this 6-volume juvenile school sports series (1911-14). Rear jacket panel lists first three series volumes, all published 1911. Superb front board graphic (same on binding and jacket) shows two runners neck and neck.

$150.00

The Flamingo Feather
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The Flamingo Feather

By MUNROE, Kirk

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1887. Hardcover. 16mo. Brown cloth with gilt lettering and orange, ivory and gilt pictorial spine and front board stamping. vi, 255pp. Frontispiece, 19 full-page called-for illustrations, floral endpapers. Very good. Just the lightest bit of mild edgewear (mainly at head and tail of faintly sunned spine), else internally fine and superb, with gilt gleaming and bright. A handsome first edition, tight and lovely, of the second title by this American writer and conservationist (1850-1930). Juvenile fiction about a 16th century Frenchman's adventures with Native Americans in the New World. A beautiful copy, with striking front board -- and fairly scarce as well.

$195.00

The Mail Carrier
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The Mail Carrier

By CASTLEMON, Harry

Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1879. Hardcover. 16mo. Green cloth with gilt and black lettering, gilt spine decoration and ornate black decorations. v, 326pp. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, 3 full-page illustrations. Near fine. Very faintest of edgewear only. A wonderfully tight and bright first edition of the final title in the 3-volume "Boy Trapper Series" (1877-79) -- second state, with copyright data at bottom of copyright page beneath "Famous Castlemon Books" list. Uncommon in such glorious condition. BLANCK 55.

$75.00

Make or Break; or, The Rich Man's Daughter
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Make or Break; or, The Rich Man's Daughter

By OPTIC, Oliver (William T. Adams)

Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1869. Hardcover. 12mo. Green pebble-grain blind-embossed cloth with ornate gilt spine lettering and decorations. 328pp. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, engraved title page, 5 full-page engraved plates. Near fine. Faint text block age toning. A tight, truly bright and lovely early (not first) printing of this 1868 fiction, with spine gilt gleaming. Fifth title in the prolific young adult writer's 6-volume "Starry Flag" series (1867-68).

$50.00

Outward Bound; or, Young America Afloat. A Story of Travel and Adventure
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Outward Bound; or, Young America Afloat. A Story of Travel and Adventure

By OPTIC, Oliver (William T. Adams)

Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1867. Hardcover. 12mo. Maroon blind-embossed cloth with ornate gilt spine lettering and decorations. 336pp. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, engraved title page, 2 full-page engraved plates. Near fine. Endpapers (only) a bit age toned, with 1867 nonauthorial gift inscription on inner flyleaf. Nicely tight and bright early (not first) printing, with spine gilt gleaming, of the first title in the prolific young adult writer's first "Young America Abroad" series (6 volumes, 1866-69). An exceptionally sharp, lovely copy.

$55.00

The Bobbsey Twins in Eskimo Land

By HOPE, Laura Lee

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1936. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Grey tween paper over boards with blue lettering and decorations, pictorial dust jacket. 218pp. Frontispiece, decorated endpapers. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear; ownership signature on front flyleaf and on jacket's front flap and rear panel. A tight and attractive much later printing of volume 29 in the popular 72-volume "Bobbsey Twins" series, begun in 1904 and concluded in 1979. Front jacket flap lists up to series' 49th title (published 1954 -- thus approximately dating this edition). A lovely copy in snazzy jacket.

$25.00

Tom Swift and His Atomic Earth Blaster
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Tom Swift and His Atomic Earth Blaster

By APPLETON, Victor, II

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1954. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Blue tweed paper over boards with dark blue lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 210pp. Frontispiece, line drawings, blue pictorial endpapers. Very good/very good. Book itself is tight, bright and quite nice but for couple of faint spots on outer page edges; jacket faintly edgeworn. A handsome first edition of ths fifth title in the 33-volume "New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures" (1954-71) that followed the original 38-volume "Tom Swift Series" (1910-35). The first five volumes (only these listed on inner flyleaf list) were all issued in 1954; last text page cites the sixth title, here incorrectly given as "Tom Swift and His Space Station" but published in 1955 as "Tom Swift and His Outpost in Space."

$50.00

Joyce of the Secret Squadron
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Joyce of the Secret Squadron

By WINTERBOTHAM, R.R.

Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Company, 1942. Hardcover. Illustrations by Erwin L. Darwin. 8vo. Blue paper over boards with red lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 251pp. Line drawings, pictorial endpapers. Very good/very good. Text block moderately and evenly age toned as usual; jacket rather edgeworn, with a few tiny edge chips, but complete and bright. A tight and sharp copy of this "Captain Midnight Adventure" starring the superhero featured in comic books, radio, television, films and books. This copy bears interesting autograph addition: Tipped to the inner flyleaf facing the title page is a transmittal envelope inside of which is a fine heavy stock 5" X 3" card boldly signed, inscribed and dated in black ballpoint by the actor who portrayed Captain Midnight in the mid-'50s television serial: "Richard Webb / 'Captain Midnight' / Thank you," with "18 Jan. 88" at upper right. Webb (1915-93) was a film actor who began in the 1940s ("The Sands of Iwo Jima," "On the Beach") and achieved stardom on television's "Captain Midnight" and "U.S. Border Patrol." This publisher does NOT indicate edition in any consistent, verifiable manner.

$100.00

A Yankee Flier in North Africa
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A Yankee Flier in North Africa

By AVERY, Al

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1943. Hardcover. Illustrations by Paul Laune. Small 8vo. Green textured cloth with blue lettering and decoration, pictorial dust jacket. 214pp, (2pp ads). Frontispiece, pictorial endpapers. Fine/near fine. Stunningly bright and fresh first edition of the eleventh title in the 16-volume "Air Combat Stories for Boys" series (1932-46) penned by three different authors. Lists up to this title on rear jacket panel and in rear ad. An outstanding copy, superb in every regard.

$55.00

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