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Adventures and Conquests of Magellan or the First Voyage Round the World

By: Towle, George M.

Price: $27.60

Publisher: Boston, MA, Lee And Shepard, Publishers: 1879

Seller ID: 002463

Condition: Good with no dust jacket

This book is a lovely book from the Star Series, and within that series is a Young Folks Heroes of History. It follows the travels of Magellan as he made his way around the world. The book is illustrated in black & white, artist unkown. The jacket is red cloth and has a painting on the cover of a candle billowing up; a boy's face appears in a circle surrounded with painted fleur de lis done in green and tan, and below the boy are stacks of books in black and an unfurled scroll in tan, all outlined in black. Lettering is black. The spine has another painting of a boy's head in tan and black, wi... View more info


By: Chambers, Robert W.

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, A. L. Burt Company: 1901

Seller ID: 003047

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

This book is about some happenings during the revolutionary war in Broadalbin. The protagonist is the ward of Sir William Johnson. He is sent to stop an Indian war planned by Walter Buttler who wants to turn the Indians against the rebels. Cloth-bound; the corners and spine-ends are lightly worn. The first 6 pages after the title page have a small tear at the top. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. ; 513 pages View more info

Chancy and the Grand Rascal

By: Fleischman, Sid

Price: $5.06

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little Brown And Company: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000846

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

A Young America Book Club book. Chancy is finally old enough to strike out into the world to find his brother and sisters. They were all separated after the Civil War that killed his father, and the winter flu that killed his mother. He has a wheelbarrow and meets all kinds of people on his trek, including an uncle and the grand rascal. Light wear at the spine ends and bottom corners. 179 pages, nicely illustrated; no marks or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

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My Family Shall be Free: the Life of Peter Still

By: Fradin, Dennis B.

Price: $7.82

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., Harpercollins Childrens Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002600

ISBN: 0060295953

Condition: New in New dust jacket

Third Printing - written for ages 10 and up. At the beginning of the 19th century, approximately one million people of African descent were slaves in the United States, and this number rose to almost four million by the beginning of the civil war in 1861. Sold like cattle, slaves belonged to the highest bidder. Their lives were sad and often short. There was, however, a number who, through sheer bravery and perseverence, managed to buy their freedom. This is the amazing and powerful true story of one such hero, Peter Still. In clear and simple language, the author brings to lilght a poignant a... View more info

Our World to You with Love

By: Weil, Lisl

Price: $9.23

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: H-08001

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Binding has illustrations. Oversized. 48 pages, all illustrated, no marks or tears noted on pages. DJ has one small tear on inside edge of front cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

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The Boy Who Fought with Kings

By: Hong, Edna and Howard

Price: $18.40

Publisher: Minneapolis, MN, Augsburg Publishing House: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004152

Condition: Good with no dust jacket

This is a biography of Martin Luther, beginning when he was just a boy. His father was a miner and he lived a poor existence at the school he attended. He was brought to live in a home and learned of many things such as the stories of Columbus. Taking place in Germany he went to University and then became a monk. His further accomplishments are written about too, with wonderful color and black & white illustrations. The corners have extreme wear and the right edges are worn. The spine ends have light wear and gold lettering. Bound partly in cloth, the boards are covered with heavy pictorial pa... View more info

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The Egyptians

By: Grant, Neil

Price: $6.90

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 2000

Seller ID: 002499

ISBN: 0195212398

Condition: New with no dust jacket

This is an Oxford University Press 'Spotlights' book, which allows one to investigate the world of The Egyptians. This is an easy-to-use illustrated guide. Each topic features stunning illustrations and accurate and detailed text. Included are: A handy survey of times gone by; full-color maps, detailed drawings and fascinating artifacts on every page. This book was designed and written for young people (no ages are mentioned, but their reading skills would have to encompass 2-syllable, and some 3-syllable, words) . 46 pages, including a glossary and index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" ta... View more info

The Story of the Constitution.

By: Prolman, Marilyn

Price: $5.06

Publisher: New York, Childrens Press: 1969

Seller ID: L-16001

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

A Weekly Reader book. This book describes, in an interesting way, how and why the Constitution was written, and why we still abide by its amendments today. The last few pages of the book outline the three branches of Governent (Executive, Legislative, and Judicial) and briefly describes each. Binding has light wear on the corners and the spine top is a bit bent; 31 pages, no marks or tears. Faded date stamp on first blank leaf. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

The Story of the Gettysburg Address

By: Richards, Kenneth

Price: $5.06

Publisher: Children's Press: 1969

Seller ID: CH-12093

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

The book starts in the 1850's when an uproar over slavery became quite dangerous. The North took the stand that slavery was wrong, while states in the South took the opposite stand. Abraham Lincoln narrowly won the election for President in 1860, among four candidates. The Gettysburg Address was presented by Lincoln to the people all over the country. It is reproduced in this book. 31 pages of text and illustration. The last page shows the actual writing of Mr. Lincoln as he composed the Gettysburg Address. No marks or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info