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The Crystal Palace A Tale from the Gold Country

By: Anawalt, Paula Bonnier

Price: $8.00

Publisher: CA, Abongold Books: 1997

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 38023

ISBN: 0966841409

Condition: Fine


White glossy pictorial hardcover has a gold California Sesquicentennial Educational Resources List sticker on front cover otherwise shows beautifully. Front & rear end pages are beautifully illustrated. Unpaginated text is tight & bright with no tears or writing. A fantasy set in the California Gold Country which is illustrated with full color original paintings designed to entertain and educate as well as stimulate a child's imagination. View more info

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David and the Mittens Kitten Stories SIGNED

By: Armstrong, Kate

Price: $35.00

Publisher: VA, Wedgewood Publishing Company: 1981

Edition: Possible First

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 38073

Condition: Near Fine


Dark blue hardcover with yellow/gold writing has negligible wear. Presented 'To Granny With Love Kate Armstrong' on FEB. 91 pages of crisp & tight text with no tears or blemishes. A wonderful collection of stories for children. Kate Armstrong was 87 when this children's book was published. At the age of 46, she left the big city environment to fulfill a dream of being a cattle farmer in Virginia. View more info

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Merritt Leads The Nine

By: Barbour, Ralph Henry

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, D. Appleton-Century Co.: 1936

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45373

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in orange cloth boards with black titles and image of batter at the plate on frt cov. Corners bumped and lightly rubbed. Name on fep, 256 pp crisp and clean with 4 b/w illustrations in the text. Early baseball story. View more info

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Quarter-Back Bates

By: Barbour, Ralph Henry

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 18722

Condition: Fair


Orange cloth with black lettering and illustration of two footballs and old fashioned megaphone on frt board. Tips bumped and rubbed with spine ends frayed. Boards soiled with few indentaions along outer edges, front hinge cracked, text shaken but all pages holding fine. No date found, circa 1940. 294 pp with additional sports titles offered on several pages in rear. Vintage juvenile - teenage football fiction and despite it's flaws, is a charming item for decorating or reading. View more info

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Marilda and the Bird of Time

By: Bates, Esther Willard

Price: $16.00

Publisher: NY, David McKay Co, Inc.: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37876

Condition: Very Good


Red hardcover with black pictorial imprint on front cover has old tape stains and light shelf wear on bottom & top edges. No card pocket or evidence of ever having had one, all pgs present. Unclipped dust jacket has fade mark from carefully removed call tag on spine and water mark on head of rear panel. Now in new mylar and displays well. There are miscellaneous library stamps & marks through-out, a previous owner name on front paste down and 13 poke holes on REP otherwise the 184 pages are tight with no tears or writing. This story touches with sympathy, humor and understanding on all the thi... View more info

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Madeline in London

By: Bemelmans, Ludwig

Price: $38.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1962

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller Id: 38334

ISBN: 0233956166

Condition: Very Good


Colorful pictorial hardcover has been bumped hard at head of spine, tips have color loss and foot of spine has a 1/8" open tear. Price clipped dj has a diagonal chip missing from upper tip, a 1" x 1 1/2" open tear at head of spine and a 1" x 1 1/2" open tear on upper rear cover. Illustrated end papers, 56 tight pages with crisp text and no tears. When the Ambassador moves to London, the twelve little girls go to visit his son, Madeline has an adventure on a horse, and the horse returns to Paris with the girls. View more info

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It's A Mystery! Stories of Suspence

By: Bingham, Mildred

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Racine, WI, Whitman Publishing Company: 1965

Seller Id: MK46690

Condition: Very Good


Tight and square hardcover with color loss to still sharp tips and spine ends. Few specks of color loss on rear board, 156 pp text is crisp, and browning but not brittle. A Whitman Tween-Age book. Eerie music coming from the woods late at night near Mark's and Billy's camp... An electric train which runs by itself - or so it seems to Dave.... A lonely tower- it seems like a good place to explore, until Diane and Peg find themselves watching a secret message being flashed across the river... A strange object in a clearing which looks to Tom and Andy like something from outer space.... Thum... View more info

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Clayton's Path

By: Bishop, Brett; Olson, Laura

Price: $17.00

Publisher: TX, Apogee Publishing: 2001

Seller Id: 45763

ISBN: 0970003536

Condition: Good


Straight and square paperback has tiny abrasion on lower frt cov fore-edge, some roughness along paper backstrip, two splits now repaired. Touch of soil in sky of frt cover does not detract. 40 pp text flawless. No names, tears or soil. Clayton, a kind but overly exuberant pack mule, sometimes annoys his friends as they wind their way down the canyon's trails. When his thoughtless antics separate him from the rest of the pack, Clayton finds a new path and discovers new talents along the way. View more info

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My Pet The Rock

By: Bridwell, Norman

Price: $15.00

Publisher: CT, Xerox Education Publications: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38801

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Off-white pictorial paperback shows negligible wear from storage, tiny faint soil spot on rear cover, internally fine. 32 tight pages with crisp text and no writing, tears, soil or blemishes. A wonderful story of 'pet day at school' and the various types of pets, their uses and ablilities. View more info

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Henrietta World War II Hen Being a True Story

By: Brigham, Anthea

Price: $45.00

Publisher: MA, Whale's Jaw Publishing: 2008

Seller Id: 38319

ISBN: 0974077828

Condition: Fine


Bright yellow pictorial paperback has negligible wear. 28 pp illustrated text is crisp with no tears or blemishes. A unique look at war through the eyes of a hen. View more info

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David's Little Indian

By: Brown, Margaret Wise

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Hopscotch Books: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46301

ISBN: 0929077024

Condition: Very Good


Stated First Hopscotch Edition, 1989, Originally published 1956. Lovely almost square book in red cloth covered boards with sharp tips and spine ends have a touch of light soil on rear board and the word "Reject" stamped on frt board above the embossed image of the sun with rays radiating outwards all round. Besides the faint, light amount of surface soil on the rear board, we cannot find anything wrong with this book whatsoever and have no idea why it may have been 'rejected'. Unmarked turquoise endpapers have no names or marks, 46 pp text is tight and bright. The yellow backgr... View more info

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A Loving Touch

By: Bussard, Paula J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: OH, The Standard Printing Co.: 1986

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 38462

ISBN: 0874031060

Condition: Near Fine


Pale blue glossy pictorial hardcover has minimal wear on all tips otherwise shows beautifully. 48 pp text is crisp without tears, writing, soil or blemishes. An old worn-out doll looks like brand-new when Grandmother Mouse gives it some loving care. View more info

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Lord Buff and the Silver Star

By: Chamberlain, George Agnew

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: R46399

Condition: Very Good


Very nice copy in black hardcover boards with color loss at bumped spine ends and tips. Not a former library copy. Light age-toning at hinge papers and around periphery of both paste-downs. 117 pp text is crisp and unnarked. Unclipped dj shows wear at tips, 1/2" x 1/2" chip at lower board tip, same size one at head of spine/frt panel corner, and an open crack on same corner midway on backstrip. Both dj flaps and solid cream rear panel are age-toned. Collectible story of a boy, a horse, a girl and a dog. Throw in a "spite fence" and a trotting horse race and you will find... View more info

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The House On The Hill SIGNED

By: Couture, Christin

Price: $22.00

Publisher: NY, Farrar Straus Giroux: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 38817

ISBN: 0374334749

Condition: Near Fine


Pale blue and tan quarter bound cloth with gilt lettering has negligible wear. Unclipped dj has several diagonal creases with color loss and several small chips but shows well in new mylar. "To jeff and Jared from Christin Couture 1991" begins the unpaginated text which is crisp & clear with colorful illustrations, there are no tears, writing or blemishes. An exciting journey through an abandoned house on the hill. Wander through the curious rooms of this Victorian home and discover the mysteries and treasures. View more info

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The Calico Ball

By: Crary, Margaret

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1961

Seller Id: R46404

Condition: Very Good


Tight and bright hardcover in beige cloth covered boards with black title backstrip, sharp tips and bumped spine ends. Faint soil on light colored cloth, 152 pp text is crisp and clean. Retired library book with rep removed, crossed out school stamp on frt pastedown and head of page block, none others found. Unclipped color illustrated just wrapper shows a 1/4" x 18" chip at foot of frt gutter area, no call tags on book or dj. cream background rear panel has a b/w photo of the author and a short blurb bio. At fourteen, Ginger Bryant has a pony, a gun of her own, and freedom to roam... View more info

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The Army of Two

By: Curren, Polly

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Scholastic Book Services: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38826

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition illustrated paperback has negligible wear but does have previous owner name on lower edge. Unpaginated text is crisp with no tears but does have owner name on inside cover. An imaginative story of two sisters who managed to frightened a British war ship away from their little harbor town off the coast of MA. View more info

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The Letter Home

By: Decker, Timothy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NC, Front Street Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38732

ISBN: 1932425500

Condition: Fine


Beautiful oliver green with gilt lettering has negligible wear. Unclipped dj lightly sunned on fore edges near flap folds. Unpaginated text is crisp & tight with no blemishes. A medic sent to the front lines in the trenches of World War I writes a letter home to his young son. View more info

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The Missing Boy

By: Dell, Joan

Price: $200.00

Publisher: NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45770

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in turquoise cloth with black titles and illustration on frt panel of the girl about to ascend a flight of stairs in the street, carrying a package. Spine ends bumped, tips fairly sharp and no broken cloth, no rubs through anywhere on book. Not exlib. Professionally reproduced DJ in new mylar shows slightly darkened ecru background with green & black illustration on frt panel. Shows small chips and loss at tips and head of rear panel, and half of the letter D of author's last name missing on dj backstrip of book, still displays ok on the shelf. Tidy ink name at h... View more info

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The Quicksilver Horse

By: Digby, Anne

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, St. Marin's Press: 1979

Edition: First American Edition

Seller Id: 20553

ISBN: 0312660839

Condition: Very Good


1st US edition hardcover exlib shows lightly rubbed and bumped edges with typical call tag on spine of dj, card pocket and all pages present. 94 pp text has a coffee spill on edge of page block, indentations on edge of page block look like teeth marks. Emma Kenner has watched a sickly little foal turn into the beautiful mare she rides in her father's circus, but disaster strikes, bringing her and frightening possibilities for Emma and Silver. View more info

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Floppety The Bunny Who Wiggles His Ears

By: Dixon, Miriam

Price: $10.00

Publisher: WI, Samuel Lowe Company: 1969

Seller Id: 38649

Condition: Good


Stapled paperback; cover faded with age and wear; some soiling and creasing; tips curling; small sticker pull on front fore-edge. From its somewhat scruffy outer appearance, one can only assume it was a night time favorite read many times over. 22 pp. of clean text and delightful illustrations; few now-unfolded dog-eared pages. A sweet story about a floppy-eared bunny named Floppety. Floppety is the newest edition to family. There's Algernon the dog, Lucifer, who isn't sure whether he's a duck or a drake, Priscilla the cat and we can't forget Simon and Sally Sparrow. Being the new bunny on the... View more info