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4 Game Boards Book

By: Various

Price: $20.24

Publisher: Lowe Faircrest Series:

Seller ID: 001703

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


This is a heavy cardboard book that is four board games. Using small buttons (not included) children can play baseball, football, basketball, or auto race. Each pair of boards completes each game, and there is a spinner attached. Rules are included. The spine has a plaid cover, which is off about 1/2" at the top and about 1/2" at the bottom. There is a mark on the front, possibly from tape and a few scratches. A small area in back is missing the color from a small sticker. The boards are a bit bent vertically, but just fine for play. 4 games, 8 boards. Folio - over 12" - 15" ta... View more info

A Campfire Girl's Test of Friendship

By: Stewart, Jane L.

Price: $7.82

Publisher: New York, The Saalfield Publishing Company: 1914

Seller ID: 002457

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


This is #5 in the Campfire Girls series; the book lists up to #6, A Campfire Girl's Happiness. The binding is a pale green with lettering in black. There is light wear at the top corners, heavier wear at the bottom. The spine ends are torn, but attached. The bottom edges show shelf wear and the bottom back has a small bump. The pages are extremely tanned with a water stain on part of the top and side; the water stain does not go through to the pages. The front end paper has both corners missing, and a prior owner's name is written there, with the words 'loaned to'. The following page has a 3/4... View more info

A Tale of Two Cities

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1948

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004022

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


From the Illustrated Junior Library, this is a beautiful book with a pictorial cloth cover and blue with gold accents on the spine. Illustrations are in color and black & white. There is a small name and address sticker on the dark blue ffep. The page edges are stained blue, with a water spot on the side and the blue faded at the page tops. There is light wear at the bottom edges and spine ends. The spine is tight and the illustrations colorful. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

A Wind on the Road

By: Caswell, Helen R.

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Eau Claire, WI, E. M. Hale and Company: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000850

Condition: Fine


First Cadmus Edition - a special edition published by arrangement with publishers of the regular edition. Everything Esther did that week went wrong. She broke the best sugar bowl. She couldn't do her arithmetic because part of her book had been eaten by a horse. Her only pleasure was her horse, Lochinvar, and remembering how free and happy the gypsies in their camp nearby seemed, she jumped on her horse and ran away to join them. Although she was urged to go home when her father came for her, he ignored her when she and a friend ran into some men stealing. He didn't listen until someone was a... View more info

Bee and Butterfly a Tale of Two Cousins

By: Madison, Lucy Foster

Price: $16.56

Publisher: Chicago, IL, M. A. Donohue And Company: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002423

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The way a butterfly begins as a caterpillar and emerges as a beautiful butterfly induced the author to attempt to depict the transformation of a careless maiden into noble womanhood. In this book, the process has begun. There are heart burnings, and troubles of girlhood. Two later novels finish the metamorphosis. Curious facts and superstitions regarding butterflies are woven into the story, and it is the author's hope that this story will inspire young hearts with an appreciation of these beautiful insects. 328 pages, with the frontispiece intact. The binding is blue cloth with gold lettering... View more info

Billy Whiskers Stowaway

By: Montgomery, Frances Trego

Price: $20.24

Publisher: Akron, OH, The Saalfield Publishing Co.: 1930

Seller ID: 003550

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Another adventure in the Billy Whiskers series. Billy and his traveling companion Tiny Tim are riding the rails! All corners are worn as are the bottom and side edges. The boards are colorful front and back and the red cloth binding is fine with black lettering. This is the "popular edition. " The colorful frontispiece is intact, and the binding is tight. But it opens between pages 26 and 27. The pages are tanned; black & white illustrations throughout.; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

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Cherry Ames Army Nurse

By: Wells, Helen

Price: $16.56

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1944

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004009

Condition: Fine in Good dust jacket


Volume three of 27. Having graduated from nursing school Ames becomes an army nurse in World War II. The binding is red tweed with gray end papers front and back. Lettering is gray and includes an upper torso of Ames on the front. The page tops are stained charcoal gray. The jacket is worn on the corners with wear on the spine ends. There is a 1/2" tear at the front top, repaired. The inside flap has a corner cut. 17 Cherry Ames volumes are on the inside cover. Nancy Drew is advertised on the back. The jacket is in a protective cover.; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

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Cherry Ames Chief Nurse

By: Wells, Helen

Price: $18.40

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1944

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004010

Condition: Fine in Good dust jacket


Volume four of 27. Cherry Ames is in the Army, working as chief nurse. In this book she has man troubles as well as interesting adventures. The spine is printed in brown tweed with black lettering and Ame's upper torso on the front. The pages are stained charcoal gray at the top, and gray end papers front and back. The jacket has light wear on three corners and a tear at one corner, repaired. The spine top is chipped. 17 books in this series are listed on the front flap, with Vicki Barr books on the back. Jacket is in a protective cover. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

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Cherry Ames Country Doctor's Nurse

By: Tathan, Julie

Price: $16.56

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004006

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket


Volume #16 in the series, 27 books in all. This is the last book listed under Julie Tathan. Cherry Ames no longer works for the armed forces and is now working in the country. This story becomes a mystery that Ames solves. The binding is red tweed with the upper torso of Ames on the front in black, as is the lettering. The endpapers are light gray; the page tops are stained gray. The binding is slightly cocked. The jacket has light wear along the edges, with a few small chips at the spine top. The spine is yellow. There is a 1/2" piece missing from the top front with wear at the top corner... View more info

Elementary Agriculture

By: Nida. William Lewis

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Chicago, IL, A. Flanagan Company: 1915

Seller ID: T-14001

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The preface of this book states that if children are to be kept on farms, it is incumbent upon parents and school authorities to enlist their interest in scientific farming and stock raising at the earliest possible age. The book is divided into two parts; Farm Animals, and Soil and Farm Crops. Filled with black & white photographs and some drawings. Green with black lettering. The binding is lightly worn at the bottom, and worn through on the front vertical side 1 3/4" from the bottom up. The front is fairly clean; the back shows water stains. Pages from about the first third to the back ... View more info

Elementary Agriculture with Practical Arithmetic

By: Hatch, K. I. ; Hazelwood, J. A.

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Row, Peterson & Co.: 1907

Seller ID: T-08003

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Frontispiece is a beautiful shot of bovines trotting along. The preface of this book indicates that Agriculture at the time must concentrate on improving poor soil, and cultivating more out of good soil. The subject covered primarily is planting, although the three C's are covered (cows, corn, and clover) . Also discusses extermination of various types of insects - sap suckers, etc. The binding is a medium tan color. There is significant wear on all corners and both ends of spine. The spine is tight but cocked. There are several small spots on the cover front and back. 198 pages, includes nume... View more info

Elsie's Holidays At Roseland

By: Finley, Martha

Price: $27.60

Publisher: New York, NY, The Goldsmith Publishing Company:

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 003891

Condition: Fine in Good dust jacket


One of a long series of "Elsie Dinsmore" books. They have rather a religious bent to them, and even though one reviewer referred to them as "sappy, " they are nonetheless innocent and entertaining. This volume is bound in bright green with black lettering. There are a very few dark spots on the binding, likely from reading. All parts of the book are tight, with no writing. All corners of the jacket have light wear. Two small pieces of the spine head are missing, and at the tail one small and one 1/3" piece are missing The pictorial jacket is bright and now in a protective c... View more info

Farm Friends

By: N/A

Price: $20.24

Publisher: Japan, Froebel-Ken Company, Ltd.: 1966

Seller ID: CH-01053

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


The binding has slight wear on edges, Each page is a heavy board with a photograph of different farm animals in their natural environment with rhymes about each group. Has a baby lamb on back cover. View more info

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Four Little Blossoms through the Holidays

By: Hawley, Mabel C.

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Akron, OH, The Saalfield Publishing Co.: 1922

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004011

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Each summer the whole Blossom family went on a grand vacation. In this volume they went to Sunrise Beach, where Captain Bige would take them sailing. Then they would have supper on the beach, afterwards playing they were shipwrecked on a desert island. It was such fun - as long as it was only make believe. Deep red cloth binding with black lettering. Prior owners name appears on the back of the front end paper. There is light toning of the pages. One corner has a tiny bend. The jacket has light wear at the corners and small chips at the spine ends. The back has a few 1/4" tears, repaired. ... View more info

Freddy and the Space Ship

By: Brooks, Walter R.

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1967

Edition: Seventh Printing

Seller ID: 000587

Condition: Very Good


Mrs. Peppercorn, Benjamin Bean, Jinx the cat, Charles the rooster, and Freddy the popular pig took off for Mars in Benjamin Bean's fabulous space ship, despite the treachery of one Mr. Bismuth. It was Mrs. Peppercorn's fiddling with the controls that knocked them off their course and landed them in a stranger place than they had been prepared for. Ex-lib, stamped "withdraw" on fep. Corners worn through, spine ends worn, bottom edges worn. 262 pages, illustrated in black and white. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. . Illustrator: Wiese, Kurt. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Chil... View more info

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Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates; a Story of Life in Holland

By: Dodge, Mary Mapes

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, A. L. Burt: 1000

Seller ID: 004170

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The children in this story are trying to find two things: A doctor who can cure their father of an illness, and a way to win silver skates. Their skates are made of wood, which were whittled and work well, but they're nothing like the skates they might win in a race. The binding is green with orange and black lettering and stamp on the front and spine. The spine ends are lightly worn; the corners are moderately to well worn. The frontispiece is in color, as are several other illustrations. The rest are in black & white. The ffep has the upper right corner torn off (less than an inch) and a nam... View more info

Home Geography

By: Fairbanks, Ph. D. , Harold W.

Price: $5.54

Publisher: New York, Educational Publishing Company: 1915

Seller ID: T-06001

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


This book is very engaging because it touches upon so many subjects and has numerous photographs and drawings to illustrate the subject. The cloth binding is light green with black lettering and decoration. The corners are worn, one through to the board underneath. The spine is rounded with no lettering. The boards have some dark spots on them. The spine is tight. 240 pages, some have small spots; one has a tear that has been fixed. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. View more info

Honey Bunch: Her First Little Circus

By: Thorndyke, Helen Louise

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1936

Seller ID: 002089

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


The author's name is a pseudonym for Mildred Wirt Benson, the writer of the Nancy Drew series. The Honey Bunch series was only one set of titles written under this pseudonym - she used several others. The frontispiece appears to have been black & white, but colored in later by a child. Pretty good job! Rred stained at the top. The cloth binding is deep red, but the color has lightened at the front vertical edge and at other spots. There are five small holes at the gutter in front, lightening on the back cover, and holes almost continuously for 2" at the bottom back gutter. The fabric is ch... View more info

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Humpty Dumpty and Other Mother Goose Rhymes

By: Mother Goose

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Rand McNally & Company: 1944

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004013

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


#338 - This is a great book for young children, great to read aloud. Every second page is illustrated in color, and the book contains a few dozen rhymes. The print is large and the illustrations appear to be from the original 1916 printing. The binding has very light wear on the front corners; the spine ends have light wear, with a 1" tear in the gutter. Unpaginated. ; 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall View more info

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If I Ran the Circus

By: Dr. Seuss

Price: $138.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003956

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Circus McGurkus has several stages and wonderful acts. The corners and spine ends are worn through. All of the pages are brightly illustrated and clean, no writing. The cover is pink and yellow with orange stars. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall View more info

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Jesse James Lucky Luke

By: De Morris, Dessins; De Goscinny, Scenario

Price: $18.40

Publisher: Crete, France, Dargaud: 1969

Seller ID: 004130

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


This is a French version of Jesse James and Lucky Luke. Primarily in French, Jesse James sings in English. This is a comic book with pictorial hard boards. At the end is a picture in black & white of the real Jessee James and a short biography. The corners are worn, and at the spine about 1/2 to 3/4" is missing. All of the pages are brilliantly colored in usual comic strip format, and the ffep is decorated. The gutters appear to have had a minor repair. The back has a 3" scratch. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall View more info

Peggy's Trial

By: Potter, Mary Knight

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Boston, MA, L. C. Page And Company: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000305

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


The trials and tribulations of Peggy's childhood. She is the one that often gets in trouble, but she is also the one that can't see another person unhappy and will do anything to cheer them up. The binding has light wear to it; Peggy is printed on the cloth front in bright red and blue with a red hat. The spine is sun lightened. The pages are very stiff; all illustrations included. Many of the pages have tiny spots on them but they do not interfere with the reading. Overall a clean book. 97 pages. There is a gift inscription in the front of the book. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. View more info

Pollyanna's Golden Horseshoe

By: Borton, Elizabeth

Price: $14.72

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003890

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket


This is a new "Glad" Book about Pollyanna. She is now the consulting directress of a school for vocational training and makes many new and strange friends. How Pollyanna helps countless "quare pegs" find a new niche in life and how she earns a golden horseshoe makes a story of true inspiration and delight. The binding is blue with light blue lettering. The end papers are decorated in green. They corners show very tiny wear. The jacket shows wear primarily at the spine, with two closed tears and a small piece missing at the bottom. There are a few chips at the top front; now in ... View more info

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Polyanna's Jewels

By: Smith, Harriet Lummis

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1940

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 004043

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


#4 in the series. Pollyana smooths out the difficulties in the tangled affairs of three families. The tragedy, lovely little Philip, Sadie's spoiled and tempermental husband, and the pitifully neglected child of a neighbor, and many other unhappy to call upon the sympathy and understanding of the "glad girl. " The bottom corners are slightly bent on the deep blue binding with teal lettering. The ffep is light blue with a house and trees. The page tops are stained black. The jacket has light wear at the spine ends and corners. One corner has a chip. The jacket is in a protective cover.;... View more info

Primer of Physiology

By: Ritchie, John W.

Price: $5.52

Publisher: Yonkers-on-hudson, New York, World Book Company: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: T-18001

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


This is an elementary school text, "a practical textbook of physiological principles and their applications to problems of health. It goes through all the systems in the human body. The text includes Tobacco, Alcohol, and accidents. Cover is light brown with red and black decoration and black lettering. The binding is cocked. Light wear on the corners and edges. Edges slightly darker than the boards. 250 pages, illustrated throughout. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. View more info