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The Adventures of Salty and Sandy Chincoteague Island, Virginia SIGNED

By: Bernstein, Joseph

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Canada, Accell Graphics: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 41317

Condition: Near Fine


Presentation copy from author on inside cover. Lovely crisp 1st edition paperback with slight corner crease and light soil on white background rear cover. Story of two ponies on Aussateague Island, VA. with color illustrations by the author throughout. 16pp. View more info

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Wild Horse Island

By: Bialk, Elisa

Price: $45.00

Publisher: MA, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1951

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 38311

Condition: Very Good


Not exlib. Green pictorial hardcover has fading along upper edge, color loss along spine, boards are showing on tips & on upper edge and head & foot of spine are frayed. Professionally reproduced dj is price clipped, displays well in new mylar. Illustrated end papers have barely perceptible owners name in pencil. 201 pages of crisp text without tears. Loaded with fab Paul Brown line illustrations. Honest-to-goodness cowboys, ranch life on a Montana island, and experiences shared with new found Cub Scout friends make Chicago-born Jim think his new home is really tops. And as if all this was not... View more info

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The In-Between Days

By: Bunting, Eve

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Harper Collins: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 23671

ISBN: 0060236124

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition exlib with pocket and all pages present. Reluctant to see any changes in his life on Dove Island, Eleven-Year-Old George tries to get rid of his father's new girlfriend. View more info

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Plain Jane The Story of a Shetland Island Pony

By: Colville, Mary (aged 13)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1938

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46441

Condition: Very Good


Attractive hardcover in brown cloth covered boards with gilt title spine. Spine ends bumped, tips still sharp. Tidy ink name on fep, rest of 160 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Unclipped yellow background illustrated dust wrapper is soiled and has a black ink splash dot below pasted-on dj art and has a few short chips at spine ends. Written and illustrated by Mary Colville at the tender age of 13 when she had never had a drawing lesson in her young life. Told in 'first pony' person, as if Blaese the pony were telling it. She tells about the days when she was a foal on an island in the Shet... View more info

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The Human Island. The Story of a Woman's Dedicatiion to the Hopeless SIGNED

By: Lewandowski, Michalene Doskotch

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Exposition Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 38308

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in teal boards with gold lettering has light shelf wear along bottom edge. Unclipped dj has a 1 1/2" open tear at head of spine, 3/4" open tear at foot of spine, small chips missing from all tips, color loss along spine edge & on several diagonal creases and rear cover is lightly mottled. FEP is signed '7-7-72 It's been wonderful having you as my guest in my home - your beautiful to know. With Best Wishes Sincerely, Michalene Lewandowski.' 193 pages with crisp text and no tears or blemishes. This book is the story of the author's life for the past six and one-hal... View more info

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Reminiscences of the Old Navy From the Journals and Private Papers of Captain Edward Trenchard, and Rear-Admiral Stephen Decatur Trenchard

By: MacLay, Edgar Stanton

Price: $85.00

Publisher: NY, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1898

Edition: 1st Limited Edition

Seller Id: 40269

Condition: Very Good


1st edition 1898 limited to 750 copies. Very dark blue cloth boards with gilt titles. Small nibble at frt board upper tip, corners bumped showing light color loss but no major rubbing. Former bookplate of Wm. A. Budroe on frt pastedn, tidy name on fep. 362 pp, some uncut. Untrimmed foredge, teg. Contains the early life of Edward Trenchard and the early service in the civil war. Chapters include: Early Life of Edward Trenchard/ On the West Coast of Africa/ Confessions of a Midshipman/ Jolly Midshipmates/ Off For the China Sea/ On the Scene of Trouble/ Battle of the Peiho Forts/ A Land Cruise/... View more info

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Wild Pony Island

By: Meader, Stephen W.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Harcourt, Brace & Co.: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: R46473

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition (so stated) non-exlib hardcover in rose-beige cloth covered boards showing bumped spine ends, tips still sharp, no shelf wear. No names, tears or soil. Original un-clipped dj in new mylar shows rubbing & small chips at spine ends, and color loss vertically on dj backstrip that looks like it may be from creases. Rear dj panel has two soil spots on cream background rear panel that shows other offerings by this author. 192 p. text crisp and clean save for a corner crease at lower fore-edge of half-title page. When Rick and his family move from the big-city tenement district to... View more info

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Wild Pony Island

By: Meader, Stephen W.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: NY, Harcourt, Brace & Co.: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 30057

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition (so stated) exlib hardcover in rose-beige cloth covered boards showing bumped spine ends, tips still sharp, tape marks on boards and some light shelf wear that has just broken the cloth 1/2" along foot of frt board and a smidge on frt board lower tip. Complete volume with all pages and pocket present. Original price clipped dj in new mylar is complete and has no tears, does have one call tag on backstrip. 192 p. text crisp and clean save for a corner crease at lower fore-edge of half-title page. When Rick and his family move from the big-city tenement district to a remote ... View more info

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The Man-Eater of Shark Island

By: Podolin, Si

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41011

Condition: Very Good


Tight bright exlib rebind in illust buckram cloth covered boards with bumped tips (no rub through). No call tags on spine, few exlib stamps inside with pocket and all pages present. Dj flaps and rear panel affixed to both pastedns. 158 pp. A pleasant summer of sailing and fishing off the coast of Southern France turns into a life-and-death struggle for survival, against a huge, man-eating shark. View more info

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Up In Bubbles

By: Salsberg, Barbara

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Canada, Annick Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44771

ISBN: 0920236375

Condition: Very Good


First edition, 1st printing hardcover in white background illustrated glossy boards with paper broken on one bumped tip, spine ends bumped, a couple of small surface indentations on covers from storage. Not ex-lib. 47 pp text tight & bright with an occasional light finger mark. Illustrated in pink and browns throughout with plain tan endpps. A bizarre story of a young girl and her crabby father as well as the girl's grandmother who speaks to them from a photograph that hangs on the wall. Ellen is yelled at by her father continuously. Ellen is in charge of the housework and meal prep. One eve... View more info

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The Plant That Ate The World

By: Scott, Hugh

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 14947

ISBN: 0571154409

Condition: Near Fine


Not exlib, NF first edition hardcover in NF unclipped dj in new mylar showing faint soil mark at head of frt panel. 106 pp with loosely written owner's name on rear fep & paste down. Tomlin, his grandfather, and their dog, Sequence, live on an island where they can defend themselves against an enemy as large as the world itself - the Plant. They catch fish, which they trade with people on the mainland for whatever goods have survived the nuclear destruction of the town. But the island is no ordinary island, and the people on the mainland are no ordinary people. And grandfather is certainly no ... View more info

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Little Icicle SIGNED

By: Szymanski, Lois

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Avon Camelot: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Author's Presentation Copy

Seller Id: 29059

ISBN: 0380775670

Condition: Near Fine


Author's presentation copy, signed on fep: "To Grace. A dear friend! Much Love, from Lois Szymanski 1995". Negligible surface wear to tips of glossy pictorial wrapper, 74 pg text as new. Matt and his friend Holly were following pony tracks through the woods when they saw it. An ice-covered pony was stuck in the frozen pond - her eyes were closed and they couldn't tell if she was even breathing. While Matt stayed with the icy pony, Holly ran back along the path as fast as she could to get help from the island firemen. Matt and Holly both knew that every minute counted, but they neve... View more info

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Faces of The Eastern Shore SIGNED

By: Van Riper, Frank; Foreword By James A. Michener

Price: $10.00

Publisher: DC, Quesada House: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 36620

ISBN: 1565660129

Condition: Fine


Brilliant 1st edition hardcover in glossy photo-illustrated covers, signed by author on title page: "To Vicki and Jim, With love + all best wishes, Frank Van Riper 12/92. 108 pp of b/w photos of the people of the Eastern Shore of MD/ Delaware USA. Includes Chincoteague Island inhabitants, their lives, loves and passions. A look at real life in the 1990's. View more info