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The Silver Chair

By LEWIS. C.S.

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1962. Hardcover. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes. 8vo. Blue textured paper over boards with burgundy lettering. vii, 208pp. Frontispiece, line drawings. Near fine. Text block lightly age toned as usual. Lacks jacket, else a tight and nice later (4th) printing of the 1953 fourth volume in the popular "Chronicles of Narnia" series.

$20.00

The Evergreen Tales; or, Tales for the Ageless
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The Evergreen Tales; or, Tales for the Ageless

By HERSHOLT, Jean (editor)

New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1949. Hardcover. 14 (out of 15) volumes housed in four red paper over boards slipcases with paper labels. 4to. Various color cloths with varying decorations. Various paginations (most ca. 40-50pp). Numerous color illustrations. Near fine/very good. Slipcases a tad edgeworn only. Lacking only "Jack and the Beanstalk" from the final trilogy and its slipcase, this near-complete set is tight and handsome. Like most sets, most volumes (ten) are signed (some also inscribed) by its editor, the Danish-American actor Hersholt (1886-1956) in red pencil as was his custom, three are also signed by their illustrators and three are numbered only. First slipcased trio: "Beauty and the Beast" (#43/2500, unsigned), "Dick Whittington & His Cat" (#43/2500, signed by illustrator Robert Lawson and signed/inscribed by Hersholt) and "Saint George & the Dragon" (#43/2500, unsigned). Second slipcased trio: "The Tale of Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves" (#43/2500, signed by illustrator Edward Ardizzone), "The Ugly Duckling" (#43/2500, signed by illustrator Everett Gee Jackson and signed/inscribed by Hersholt) and "The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood" (#43/2500, unsigned). Third slipcased trio: "Aladdin & the Wonderful Lamp" (#43/2500, signed by Hersholt), "The Three Bears" (#43/2500, signed by Hersholt) and "The Story of Joseph and His Brothers" (#43/2500, signed by Hersholt). Fourth slipcased trio: "The Tale of King Midas and the Golden Touch" (#1784/2000, signed/inscribed by Hersholt), "Pandora's Box" (#1784/2000, signed/inscribed by Hersholt) and "The Emperor's New Clothes" (#1784/2000, signed/inscribed by Hersholt). Not slipcased are two of the final trio: "The Whimsical History of Bluebeard" (#1784/2000, signed by Hersholt) and "The Story of What Happened to Hansel & Gretel" (#1784/2000, signed by Hersholt).

$550.00

The Newspaper Game: How It Was Successfully Played by Two Enterprising Boys
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The Newspaper Game: How It Was Successfully Played by Two Enterprising Boys

By HAYES, Hiram Wallace

Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co, 1927. Hardcover. Illustrations by Harold Cue. Small 8vo. Red cloth with black lettering and black pictorial stamping. 348pp. Frontispiece, 3 called-for full-page plates. Very good. Faintest bit of mild edgewear and couple page edge smudges, else tight, bright, attractive. Sharp first edition of what appears to be a boy's series book title and is perhaps the first and only title produced, for it's not found in juvenile series bibliographies. Surprisingly scarce and rarely seen, especially in such tight, handsome condition. Wallace is the author of a number of fiction and religious titles around the turn of the century and equally little is known about him.

$75.00

A New Peanuts Book Featuring Snoopy
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A New Peanuts Book Featuring Snoopy

By SCHULZ, Charles

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, n.y.. Hardcover. 8vo. White pictorial paper over boards. (Ca. 100pp). Extensive illustrations. Very good. Binding and text block faintly age toned, per usual. Tight and quite nice "Weekly Reader" reprint edition of this 1958 collection, undated but with ISBN thus likely early 1970s.

$20.00

Good Grief, More Peanuts!

By SCHULZ, Charles M.

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1956. Paperback. Wide 24mo. Stiff red pictorial wrappers. (Ca. 75pp). Extensive illustrations. Very good. Text block lightly age toned, per usual, and outer wrappers lightly edgeworn. A tight and very early (not first) edition of this early "Peanuts" collection.

$20.00

Divers Down! Adventure Under Hawaiian Seas

By GORDON, Hal

Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Company, 1971. Hardcover. Illustrations by James Temple. Small 8vo. Glossy pictorial paper over boards. 211pp, (2pp ads). Line drawings, pictorial endpapers. Very good. Inner hinges starting but expertly, archivally strengthened, thus tight. An attractive volume in this publisher's "Adventure Stories" series -- a young adult scuba diving thriller set at Makapuu Oceanic Center. Best of all, this is one of the author's personal copies and is boldly inscribed and signed byhim in black fineline on the dedication page (where he continues from the printed "To Taylor A. 'Tap' Pryor and the staff of the Makapuu Oceanic Center" statement): "And to Gerry Friedland / who shows his good taste / buy buying my out of print / books! (But not this one, which is a gift) / Hal Gordon / aka Hal Goodwin." Rarely found signed. Harold L. Goodwin (1914-90) authored popular science books under his name and also children's series books under pseudonyms such as John Blaine ("Rick Brant" series). Whitman does not indicate edition in any consistent and verifiable manner.

$95.00

Rex Cole, Junior and the Grinning Ghost
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Rex Cole, Junior and the Grinning Ghost

By CHAPMAN, Gordon

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1931. Hardcover. Illustrations by John M. Foster. Small 8vo. Tan pebble-grained cloth with brown lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 208pp. Frontispiece, pictorial endpapers. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear only. A tight and handsome reprint edition of the second title in this is 2-title-only juvenile series, both produced in 1931. The first title ("Rex Cole Jr. and the Crystal Clue") gave a 13-page excerpt from the second title at its conclusion and promised "Other titles in preparation," but alas this never came to pass. The true first edition (Barse & Co.) is quite scarce, especially in nice jacket, and even the G & D reprint in sharp jacket is seldom seen.

$55.00

The New Noah
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The New Noah

By DURRELL, Gerald

New York: The Viking Press, 1964. Hardcover. Illustrations by Ralph Thompson. 8vo. Green cloth with blue lettering and decoration, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 223pp. Line drawings, map. Very good/very good. Spine quite mildly sunned; jacket faintly edgeworn, with spine lightly sunned. Handsome, tight first edition of "some of [Durrell's] more colorful animal stories that have delighted adults... in this book especially (but not exclusively) for young people... about three animal-collecting trips -- to the Cameroons, Guiana, and Paraguay."

$50.00

Ensign Ralph Osborn: The story of his trials and triumph in a battleship's engine room
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Ensign Ralph Osborn: The story of his trials and triumph in a battleship's engine room

By BEACH, Edward L.

Boston: W.A. Wilde Company, 1911. Hardcover. Illustrations by Frank T. Merrill. Small 8vo. Light green cloth with black lettering and black, blue and ivory pictorial stamping. 338pp. Frontispiece. Very good. Binding rather rubbed and age toned, though internally tight and near fine. Nice, tight first edition of the third title in this 4-title series (1909-12). Uncommon. HUDSON 174.

$75.00

Peanuts

By SCHULZ, Charles M.

New York: Rinehart & Company, 1952. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff blue pictorial wrappers. (Ca. 100pp). Extensive illustrations. Good plus. Rough along the spine, though front and rear wrappers are bright and attractive; internally very good -- tight and sharp, with the usual age toning. Quite tight and nice early (not first) printing of the very first "Peanuts" collection.

$20.00

The Land of No Shadow
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The Land of No Shadow

By CLAUDY, Carl H.

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1933. Hardcover. Illustrations by A.C. Valentine. Small 8vo. Blue cloth with black lettering, pictorial dust jacket. vii, 214pp. Two-color frontispiece, two-color pictorial endpapers. Near fine/very good. Jacket mildly edgeworn, with spine faintly sunned. Superlative first edition -- tight, fresh -- of the third title in the 4-title "Adventures in the Unknown" boy's juvenile series (1933-34), described by one series bibliographer as "Almost adult-level science-fiction stories." Rear jacket panel and rear flap list first three titles only. Very, very scarce in this condition. Claudy (1879-1957) was an interesting figure who authored not only sci-fi but also works on aviation, freemasonry, photography (of which he was a noteworthy practitioner) and other topics. HUDSON 3.

$295.00

You Can't Win, Charlie Brown

By SCHULZ, Charles M.

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1962. Paperback. Small 8vo. Stiff red pictorial wrappers. (Ca. 75pp). Extensive illustrations. Very good. Text block lightly age toned, per usual. Quite tight and attractive first edition of this early "Peanuts" collection.

$25.00

Treasures of Darkness: A Mystery
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Treasures of Darkness: A Mystery

By CLAUDY, Carl H.

Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1933. Hardcover. Illustrations by F.T. Chapman. 8vo. Black cloth with orange lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 288pp. Color frontispiece, orange decorated endpapers. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear, with a few tiny corner chips. Exceptionally tight and lovely first edition of this volume in this publisher's "Junior Mystery Club," uncannily bright and sharp. The usually-absent jacket is not only present, but the circular cipher on the rear panel (which the text encourages you to "cut out... Stick a pin through the center, and place on top of larger circle") has not been defaced. Quite scarce as such.

$375.00

Children's Costume in America, 1607-1910
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Children's Costume in America, 1607-1910

By WORRELL, Estelle Ansley

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1980. Hardcover. Illustrations by author. Small 4to. Grey cloth spine with burgundy lettering and burgundy paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 216pp. Numerous line drawings, color plates. Fine/fine. Perfect and pristine first edition of this handsome, well-illustrated survey. Review slip laid in.

$50.00

The Young Philanthropist / The Young Economists
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The Young Philanthropist / The Young Economists

By CAMPBELL, Forrest

N.p.: Forrest Campbell, n.y.. Hardcover. Illustrations by Louis Bednar. 8vo. Brown cloth with gilt lettering. 150pp, 150pp. Foldout map frontispiece, full-page line drawings. Fine. First edition and possibly even a one-up printing of this rather homespun production whose text is classic typewriter font. Original (not photocopied) typed colophon leaf notes "prepared for, and presented to: / Bob Sawyer / by the author / Forrest Campbell." (Recipient's name and author's signature penned in green ballpoint.) Undated, but first title bears 1977 date and second title 1978. First tale consists of darkish photocopies (as issued), while second tale is offset printed. Original (not mimeographed) typed "The Young Philanthropist" statement tipped in facing colophon leaf summarizes this tale and typed "About the Author" statement tipped in facing first text page. Campbell (1905-?) co-founded the Horatio Alger Society (still going strong today) in 1961 and served as their first newsletter editor, self-publishing these two rags-to-riches novellas "in the true Alger fashion." Front pastedown bears the boys juvenile series-theme pictorial bookplate of R.E. Sawyer, president of The Horatio Alger Society. Very scarce.

$150.00

Abe Lincoln's Other Mother: The Story of Sarah Bush Lincoln

By BAILEY, Bernadine

New York: Julian Messner, Inc, 1948. Hardcover. Illustrations by Howard Simon. 8vo. Light brown cloth with black spine letgtering and decoration. x, 227pp. Frontispiece, line drawings, pictorial endpapers. Very good. Faint binding edgewear, else internally tight and fine. A handsome later (7th) printing of this young adult fictional history.

$20.00

The Green Turtle Mystery
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The Green Turtle Mystery

By QUEEN, Ellery. Jr.

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1944. Hardcover. Illustrations by E.A. Watson. 8vo. Light green cloth with dark green lettering and decoration, pictorial dust jacket. 238pp. Line drawings. Near fine/very good. Jacket lightly edgeworn and a tad rubbed. Handsome, tight first edition of this "Ellery Queen" spinoff meant for young adults. Rather uncommon. Great jacket graphics.

$55.00

The Chicago
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The Chicago

By HANSEN, Harry

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1942. Hardcover. Illustrations by Harry Timmins. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. xi, 362pp. Line drawings, map, pictorial endpapers. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. Tight and attractive first edition of this "Rivers of America" volume with delightful front jacket graphics, bearing a choice autograph addition: Tipped to an inner flyleaf is a Typed Note Signed from Hansen, 1p, 7 3/4" X 11", New York, NY, 6 March 1959. Addressed to noted Lincoln/Civil War scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93). On "World Almanac" letterhead citing him as editor, Hansen pays for a New York City Civil War Round Table event: "I am sending you herewith my check for $43.50 for single room with bath for the Antietam trip. I expect to have two guests who will share a room for two, and I will tell you Tuesday whether they want with or without bath and how solvent they are...." He pens a half dozen words at the close and signs boldly in full in black ink. FITZGERALD C8.

$95.00

Midnight: Wild Stallion of the West

By MONTGOMERY, Rutherford

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1940. Hardcover. Illustrations by Jacob Bates Abbott. 8vo. Pale blue cloth with dark blue lettering and decoration, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 275pp. Frontispiece, line drawings. Very good/ very good. Binding faintly edgeworn and slightly "flecked"; mild jacket edgewear, with couple of archivally-closed (on verso) edge tears -- but overall bright and nice. Attractive and tight reprint edition of this 1940 yarn (originally Henry Holt), part of this publisher's "Famous Horse Stories" series. A lovely copy.

$25.00

With Columbus in America: A Novel
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With Columbus in America: A Novel

By FALKENHORST, C.

New York: Worthington Company, 1892. Hardcover. Adapted by Elise L. Lathrop. Small 8vo. Blue and red cloth with gilt spine lettering and decorations. 302pp. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece, full-page plates, green floral endpapers. Near fine. A tight and bright first edition of this young adult historical fiction by this prolific German writer (1855-1913). An exceptionally tight, attractive copy.

$50.00

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