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Young Adult Fiction

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Other People's Children Containing a Veracious Account of the Management of Helen's Babies by a Lady Who Knew Just How the Children of Other People Should be Trained, (Habberton, John)
1 (Habberton, John) Other People's Children Containing a Veracious Account of the Management of Helen's Babies by a Lady Who Knew Just How the Children of Other People Should be Trained
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1877 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Good+ 
This book is in Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have noticeable bumping, rubbing and wear, along with patches of fraying, mostly to the spine ends and corners. The covers have some spots of ground-in dirt and wear. The rear cover has a previous owner's inked name (lightly) , with splotches of ink as well. The text pages are generally clean and bright, but do have occasional edge tears and small triangular chips missing throughout. The endpapers have some light, but noticeable spots as well. "John Habberton (18421921) was an American author. He spent nearly twenty years as the literary and drama critic for the New York Herald, but he is best known for his stories about early California life, many of which were collected in his 1880 book Romance of California Life: Illustrated by Pacific Slope Stories, Thrilling, Pathetic and Humorous (New York: Baker, Pratt & Co. , 1880). Habberton also wrote Helen's Babies, published in 1876 by Loring Publisher, Boston; and in the early 20th Century by George Routledge and Sons, London. In most of these copies, Habberton is not listed as the author. The novel is subtitled: "Helen's Babies with some account of their ways...innocent, crafty, angelic, impish, witching and repulsive by THEIR LATEST VICTIM." The book was one of the Ruby Books series for boys and girls. Habberton is acknowledged as the author of the book in an advertisement within the 1903 edition of Andersen's Fairy Tales published by Routledge." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Cuckoo Tree, Aiken, Joan
2 Aiken, Joan The Cuckoo Tree
New York Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1971 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Susan Obrant 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the first free page. The dust jacket is clean and bright, though it does have some light fading to the spine. "Joan Delano Aiken (4 September 1924 4 January 2004) was an English writer specialising in supernatural fiction and children's alternative history novels. In 1999 she was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature. For The Whispering Mountain, published by Jonathan Cape in 1968, she won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, a once-in-a-lifetime book award judged by a panel of British children's writers, and she was a commended runner-up for the Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British writer. She won an Edgar Allan Poe Award (1972) for Night Fall." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Flower Fables, Alcott, Louisa May
3 Alcott, Louisa May Flower Fables
Rahway, N.J. The Mershon Company 1920 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The book covers have some ground-in dirt and several spots of fading / wear, along with a small patch of foxing to the bottom rear panel. The text pages are clean and bright. Included are: The Frost King; Or the Power of Love, Eva's Visit to Fairyland, The Flower's Lesson, Lily-Bell and Thistledown, Little Bud, Clover-Blossom, Little Annie's Dream, Ripple, the Water-Spirit, and, Fairy Song. "Alcott's family suffered financial difficulties, and while she worked to help support the family from an early age, she also sought an outlet in writing. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Early in her career, she sometimes used the pen name A. M. Barnard, under which she wrote novels for young adults." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Rose in Bloom, Alcott, Louisa May
4 Alcott, Louisa May Rose in Bloom
Philadelphia, PA John C. Winston Company 1933 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Clara M. Burd 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. This book is part of the Children's Bookshelf series. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning looseness to the inner spine hinges. The text pages are clean and bright. Included are 12 illustrations by Clara M. Burd - eight black and white illustrations and four full-color plates (including the frontispiece). The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and small chips missing along with having some ground-in dirt. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Lautaro, Alegria, Fernando (translated by Delia Goetz)
5 Alegria, Fernando (translated by Delia Goetz) Lautaro
New York Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Juan Oliver 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several small nicks and edge tears, along with a couple of small chips, especially the spine ends and top front flap corner. "In the sixteenth century the Spanish conquerors - first Don Diego de Almagro, then Don Pedro de Valdivia - invaded Chile. They came searching for the fabulous wealth which, according to legend, was hidden on the other side of the Andes, in the long, narrow country of Chile." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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A Cousin's Conspiracy Or, a Boy's Struggle for Inheritance, Alger Jr. , Horatio
6 Alger Jr. , Horatio A Cousin's Conspiracy Or, a Boy's Struggle for Inheritance
New York Hurst & Company 1915 Reprint Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping, rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers, along with some light foxing. The rectangular pastedown illustration on the front cover has some light rubbing and beginning scratching. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is a previous owner's gift notation inked on the front endpaper (scratched through) , and the remnants of a previous owner's address label. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Rough and Ready or Life Among the New York Newsboys, Alger Jr. , Horatio
7 Alger Jr. , Horatio Rough and Ready or Life Among the New York Newsboys
Philadelphia, PA Henry T. Coates & Company 1897 Early Reprint Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book is in mostly clean condition. There is some light bumping, rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The spine and front cover are illustrated in green, black and white. The rear cover has a couple of spots of ground-in dirt and rubbing. The text pages are mostly clean, but there are spots of foxing throughout. The first free page has a previous owner's inked gift notation. The text block is loose and there is some slanting to the text block as well. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Young Adventurer, Alger Jr. , Horatio
8 Alger Jr. , Horatio Young Adventurer
Chicago, IL M. A. Donohue 1920 Reprint Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Young Adult novel. This book is in Very Good condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is a small tear to the top spine end of the book cover. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the the acid content of the paper. The dust jacket is clean and bright, with one chip missing to the top spine end. "I wish I could pay off the mortgage on my farm, said Mark Nelson, soberly, taking his seat on the left of the fireplace, in the room where his wife and family were assembled. Have you paid the interest, Mark? asked his wife. Yes; I paid it this afternoon, and it has stripped me of money completely. I have less than five dollars in my pocketbook toward buying you and the children clothes for the winter." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Don Sturdy in the Port of Lost Ships or Adrift in the Sargasso Sea, Appleton, Victor (pseudonym)
9 Appleton, Victor (pseudonym) Don Sturdy in the Port of Lost Ships or Adrift in the Sargasso Sea
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1926 Early printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Walter S. Rogers 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light edge wear and bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. There is a crease to the front cover board. The text pages are clean and bright. Included at the rear are four pages of advertisements for this series and several others, with the last listing in the Don Sturdy series being #5 - Don Sturdy in the Land of Volcanoes 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Don Sturdy With the Harpoon Hunters Or The Strange Cruise of the Whaling Ship, Appleton, Victor (pseudonym)
10 Appleton, Victor (pseudonym) Don Sturdy With the Harpoon Hunters Or The Strange Cruise of the Whaling Ship
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1935 Early printing Hardcover Very Good 
This is the last book in the Don Sturdy series (#15). This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The red covers of the book have some fading and waterspotting, especially the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The rear endpaper has some tidemarking to the top edge. This copy includes a black and white frontispiece showing Don Sturdy in a boat being struck by a whale. Included at the rear are four pages of advertisements for this series and several others, with the last listing in the Don Sturdy series being #12 - Don Sturdy in the Temples of Fear. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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Tom Swift And His Polar-ray Dynasphere, Appleton, Victor II
11 Appleton, Victor II Tom Swift And His Polar-ray Dynasphere
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1965 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Edward Moritz 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book has some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. A previous owner's book card pocket was removed, taking with it a smallish spot of the rear inside cover (approximately two inches in diameter) . There are several small spots of the card pocket still on the rear endpaper as well. The List of books on rear cover of lists to itself (number 25). "The intercom in the astronomy wing of the Swifts' space outpost buzzed like an angry hornet. A lanky blond youth with crew-cut hair and steel-blue eyes turned away from an electronic consle to answer the call." ; Vol. 25 
Price: 25.00 USD
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THE YOUNG VISITERS Or, Mr. Salteena's Plan, Ashford, Daisy
12 Ashford, Daisy THE YOUNG VISITERS Or, Mr. Salteena's Plan
New York Doubleday & Company 1952 Trade Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by William Pene Du Bois 
B&W Illustrations; Possible First edition thus - impossible to tell without the price on the dust jacket. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This book is illustrated throughout with black and white illustrations by William Pene du Bois. The price clipped dust jacket has dge nicks and tears along with some light rubbing and edge wear. There are several smallish edge chips missing, mostly to the spine ends. The dust jacket spine has some toning / fading. There is an introduction by J. M. Barrie. "What a treat is in store for every reader who has not yet encountered The Young Visitors, and what added pleasure awaits those who have a fond, if dim, memory of this ageless classic of unintentional humor - a romantic novel written by a nine-year-old girl." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Little Wolf's Brother A Story of the California Indians, Atkins, Elizabeth Howard
13 Atkins, Elizabeth Howard Little Wolf's Brother A Story of the California Indians
New York Frederick A. Stokes Company 1939 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Sidney Armer Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The book covers have some ground-in dirt and spotting. There is some beginning nicking and edge wear to the edges of the book covers along with some very beginning fraying. The text pages are cleaning and bright. This copy has been signed with an inscription on the half title page by the author. There is also an inked note on the front pastedown page from a former owner regarding the author's signature. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Pot of Gold, Atkins, Elizabeth Howard
14 Atkins, Elizabeth Howard The Pot of Gold
New York Frederick A. Stokes Company 1930 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine Illustrated by St. Clair La Dow Signed by Author
B&W and Color Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This copy includes a two page (four sides) autograph letter laid-in. The book is in Near Fine condition and lacks a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning rubbing and foxing to the very edges. The inner hinges are slightly loose. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of a previous owner's inked name on the title page. Included are four full page, full color illustrations and six black and white illustrations by St. Clair la Dow, Elizabeth Atkins cousin. This is a book of short stories, including: Beggar's Gold, The Crown of Gold, The Amir and the Afghan, The Turnip-Field Godmother, the Golden Apple with the Silver Seeds, and, The Scarlet Feather. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 75.00 USD
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ANY PORT IN A STORM And Other Stories, Avery, Harold
15 Avery, Harold ANY PORT IN A STORM And Other Stories
London, England Thomas Nelson & Sons 1928 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The cover illustration is very bright and clean (the dust jacket has definitely done it's job in this case). Strangely, the colors used on the book cover and on the same illustration on the dust jacket are quite different. The text pages are clean and bright. The text pages themselves are of heavy paper stock and are quite stiff. There is a long gift inscription inked on the front pastedown to a former owner as an award from regular church school attendance which is dated 1936. The spine ends and corners of the dust jacket have some light bumping and rubbing along with several small edge tears, nicks and some beginning chipping to the bottom spine end of the dust jacket. There is some lightly ground-in dirt to the absorbent dust jacket and some light sunning, especially to the spine and rear cover of the dust jacket. This book is part of The Captain series. The book includes a series of short stories for young adults including: Any Port in a Storm, Left in Charge, Fatty's Fight for Fame, Gobin Grange, and Todger Finds a Pal. "Down the road they came at racing speed, Fergus Breton leading, with his sister Patty and younger brother Bob close at his heals. In the distance a whistle screamead, which ominous sound was followed by the snorting of a locomotive as a trail left the little country station." ""His biography (1951, Introduction to No Surrender! , Thomas Nelson and Sons) states that in 1879, Avery's family left England for Australia. During transit, his passenger ship was allegedly hijacked by Malay pirates while transversing the Strait of Malacca. The ship was forced to run aground, and although Avery survived, his parents did not. Avery spent three years living with the Lanuns, a native people from Malaysia. In 1882 he was rescued by a Dutch naval ship and reunited with his paternal aunt, Hanna Avery, his only living relative. Avery returned to his studies and attended Eton College in Berkshire. He later moved with his aunt to Edinburgh, Scotland where he took a job in the city's water department. Avery began writing in his early twenties, and in 1894 his book The Orderly Officer was published. The Edinburgh-based publisher Thomas Nelson and Sons published The Triple Alliance in 1897 and remained Avery's main publisher for the next 30 years. Avery wrote mainly school stories. These books were popular among boys and girls in the later half of the 19th and earlier part of the 20th centuries, and described life in public and private schools in England. For his books he drew mainly on his experiences at Eton. Avery also wrote several adventure books and stories, often featuring pirates and again drawing on his childhood experiences in Malaysia. He was extremely prolific, writing over 50 books within a 45 year period." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Tale of Brownie Beaver, Bailey, Arthur Scott
16 Bailey, Arthur Scott The Tale of Brownie Beaver
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1916 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Harry L. Smith 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some toning to the spine end and rear cover. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's name and address penciled on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has has some noticeable toning, especially to the spine, several edge nicks and tears, and several large chips missing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Tale of Sandy Chipmunk, Bailey, Arthur Scott
17 Bailey, Arthur Scott The Tale of Sandy Chipmunk
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1916 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and brighty. There is a previous owner's name penciled on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has has some noticeable toning, especially to the spine, and several small edge nicks and tears. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Key to the Indian, Banks, Lynne Reid
18 Banks, Lynne Reid The Key to the Indian
New York Avon Camelot 1998 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by James Watling 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Lynne Reid Banks (born 31 July 1929) is a British author of books for children and adults. She has written forty-five books, including the best-selling children's novel The Indian in the Cupboard, which has sold over 10 million copies and has been successfully adapted to film. Her first novel, The L-Shaped Room, published in 1960, was an instant and lasting best seller. The L-Shaped Room was later made into a movie of the same name " This book is a sequel to the Indian in the Cupboard. 
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Glinda of Oz, Baum, L. Frank
19 Baum, L. Frank Glinda of Oz
Chicago, IL Reilly & Lee Co. 1920 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- Illustrated by John R. Neill 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking the dust jacket. This is a First Edition, First Printing, with appropriate points as per the Bibliographia Oziana (page 60.) The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition.The tan cloth covers have a pictorial pastedown illustration to the front cover. The edges and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and wear, along with beginning fraying. There is some generalized ground-in dirt to the covers and some nicking and small chips missing from the corners of the pastedown. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. Both front and rear inner hinges are cracked and the spines are a bit loose. 11 of the 12 color plates are intact (missing the illustration at page 44). There are one inch+ tears to the bottom edges of pages 27-32. This is the 14th book and the final book written by Baum in the Oz series. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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The New Wizard of Oz, Baum, L. Frank
20 Baum, L. Frank The New Wizard of Oz
Indianapolis, IN Bobbs-Merrill Company 1944 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Evelyn Copeland 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good only condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The covers have some fading and spotting and there is some tidemarking to the rear spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright, however the pages have buckling from storage issues. Text includes 8 color plates by Evelyn Copeland after the originals by W. W. Denslow. "Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer's wife. Their house was small, for the lumber to build it had to be carried by wagon many miles." 
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