Young Adult Fiction

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Gay-neck, Mukerji, Dhan Gopal
121 Mukerji, Dhan Gopal Gay-neck
New York E. P. Dutton & Co. 1927 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Boris Artzybasheff 
B&W Illustrations; This book was the Newberry Award Winner for 1928. 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 bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout by woodcuts by Boris Artzybasheff. There is an inked bookstore name on the reverse of the half title page. "In the 1920s, Mukerji moved to New York and began his most prolific period of writing, published mainly by E. P. Dutton. Of his many children's books, Kari the Elephant was the first to see publication, in 1922, followed by Hari, the Jungle Lad two years later and Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon in 1927. Gay was the most successful; Mukerji won the 1928 Newbery Medal from the American Library Association recognising it as the year's best American children's book. The story features a carrier pigeon, Gay-Neck: his training and care in the flock owned by the narrator, his drafting as a messenger for the Indian army in France during World War I, and his return to India where he and his handler deal with the wounds and memories of war in the seclusion of a lamasery" 
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Hari The Jungle Lad, Mukerji, Dhan Gopal
122 Mukerji, Dhan Gopal Hari The Jungle Lad
New York E. P. Dutton & Company 1928 6th Printing Hardcover Very Good- Illustrated by Morgan Stinemetz 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have edge wear, bumping and rubbing. The lettering on the spine of the book has rubbed away. The top front corner of the book cover has noticeable bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate and inked name on the front pastedown page. "Dhan Gopal Mukerji ( Dhan Gopal Mukhopadhyay. ) (6 July 1890 – 14 July 1936) was the first successful Indian man of letters in the United States and winner of Newbery Medal 1928. He studied at Duff School (now known as Scottish Church Collegiate School) , and at Duff College, both within the University of Calcutta in India, at the University of Tokyo in Japan and at the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University in the US." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Round-up A Bob Corson Story, Mulford, Clarence E.
123 Mulford, Clarence E. The Round-up A Bob Corson Story
New York A. L. Burt Company 1933 Reprint Hardcover Good 
This book is in Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends, edges and corners of the book covers have edge wear, rubbing and fraying, especially to the bottom edges. There are several spots of discoloration and scratching to the covers. The top spine end has several smallish edge tears. The text pages are generally clean and bright. There is an ink stamped name from the Star Lending Library of New Westminster. "More than just writing a very popular series of Westerns, Mulford recreated an entire detailed and authentic world filled with characters drawn from his extensive library research. His biographer, Francis Nevins, characterized Mulford's writing as "rooted in Victorian convention." Nevins also states that he originated the Western series that has continuous characters, and that, unlike the characters of most later Western series writers, his aged." 
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Beverley Nichols' Cats' A. B. C., Nichols, Beverley
124 Nichols, Beverley Beverley Nichols' Cats' A. B. C.
New York E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1960 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Derrick Sayer 
B&W 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. The text pages are clean and bright. The reverse of the front endpaper has the remnants of a previous owner's bookplate. The price-clipped dust jacket is clean and bright with some light rubbing to the spine ends. "Nichols is now best remembered for his gardening books, the first of which, Down the Garden Path, was illustrated, as were its two sequels, by Rex Whistler. The bestseller, which has had 32 editions and has been in print almost continuously since first published in 1932, was the first of his trilogy about Allways, his Tudor thatched cottage in Glatton, Cambridgeshire. The books are written in a poetic manner, with a rich, creative language, evoking emotional and sensual responses but also with a lot of humour and even a hint of irony. They were parodied by W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman in Garden Rubbish (1936) , where the Nichols figure was called "Knatchbull Twee"." 
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Beverley Nichols' Cats' X. Y. Z., Nichols, Beverley
125 Nichols, Beverley Beverley Nichols' Cats' X. Y. Z.
New York E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1961 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Derrick Sayer 
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 price-clipped dust jacket is clean and bright with some light rubbing to the spine ends. "Nichols is now best remembered for his gardening books, the first of which, Down the Garden Path, was illustrated, as were its two sequels, by Rex Whistler. The bestseller, which has had 32 editions and has been in print almost continuously since first published in 1932, was the first of his trilogy about Allways, his Tudor thatched cottage in Glatton, Cambridgeshire. The books are written in a poetic manner, with a rich, creative language, evoking emotional and sensual responses but also with a lot of humour and even a hint of irony. They were parodied by W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman in Garden Rubbish (1936) , where the Nichols figure was called "Knatchbull Twee"." 
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Ab, The Cave Man The Story of the Time of the Stone Age (Adapted for Young Readers from the Story of AB), Nida, William Lewis
126 Nida, William Lewis Ab, The Cave Man The Story of the Time of the Stone Age (Adapted for Young Readers from the Story of AB)
Chicago, IL A. Flanagan Company 1911 1st Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good- Illustrated by Fred Stearns 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have some bumping, rubbing and spots of fraying. The book covers have ground-in dirt and fingermarks. The text pages are generally clean, but have spots of foxing and fingermarks throughout. The endpapers have spots of ground-in dirt and fingermarks. "For nearly a dozen years it has been my pleasure to observe the intense interest shown by second grade pupils as they listened to the "Story of Ab" from the lips of their teachers. No other book available has held our children so completely in its spell. Teachers in other schools reporting the same lively enthusiasm for the story among their pupils, it seemed an injustice to childhood not to make an effort to put "Ab" within the reach of every child. " 
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Silver Chief To The Rescue, O'Brien, Jack
127 O'Brien, Jack Silver Chief To The Rescue
Philadelphia, PA John C. Winston Company 1937 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Kurt Wiese 
B&W 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. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with full sized illustrations by Kurt Wiese. The dust jacket has edge wear, rubbing, nicking and several medium-sized chips missing. The front dust jacket cover has noticeable vertical creasing. The front top spine joint has a wrinkled tear which has some chipping as well. "Jack O’Brien grew up in Duluth in the early 1900s with a reputation as a natural leader and an athlete who was considered to be reckless and adventurous. His teachers said his Irish blood seemed to make him afraid of nothing. So people who knew him in Duluth weren’t surprised when he was selected to the group of men who accompanied Admiral Richard E. Byrd Jr. On his first expedition to Antarctica in 1928." " Accompanying Gould on the trip were surveyors George A. Thorne and Jack O’Brien and dog drivers Frederick E. Crockett, Edward E. Goodale, and Norman Vaughan. Byrd completed his successful flight over the South Pole on November 29, 1929. Admiral Byrd’s antarctic geological party upon returning to Little America, January, 1930. From left: Mike Thorne, Admiral Byrd, Larry Gould, Jack O’Brien, Norman Vaughan, and Eddie Goodale. (Image: Richard E. Byrd Papers, #7809_26) In December 1929, Gould’s geological party discovered and surveyed a mountain on the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf which was later named O’Brien Peak in honor of Jack O’Brien. O’Brien later wrote about the trip in his 1931 young-adult book, By Dog Sled for Byrd: 1,600 Miles Across Antarctic Ice." 
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Brass Knuckles The Story of a Young Gangster Who Turned to the Right, O'Brien, Rev. Raymond J.
128 O'Brien, Rev. Raymond J. Brass Knuckles The Story of a Young Gangster Who Turned to the Right
New York Benziger Brothers, Inc. 1930 Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The front endpaper has been removed by a former owner. There is a previous owner's ink stamped name and address on the half title page. There is also an inked previous owner's name on the front pastedown. "The summer vacation had just begun, and a group of boys from St. Leo's parochial school sat on the steps of Jack Reynolds' home, discussing the prospects of a successful baseball season during the vacation." 
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Bob Son of Battle (Illustrated Edition), Ollivant, Alfred
129 Ollivant, Alfred Bob Son of Battle (Illustrated Edition)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1930 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; c1930's printing. 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 mostly clean and bright. There is some beginning water spotting to the top edge of the fronticepiece and the title page. The dust jacket has a couple of small edge nicks and tears along with some beginning water spotting to the bottom spine end. "Many a long year had passed since the famous Shepherd's Trophy had been won by one of the renowned Gray Dogs of Kenmuir." 
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The Yankee Middy, Optic, Oliver (William Taylor Adams)
130 Optic, Oliver (William Taylor Adams) The Yankee Middy
Boston, MA Lee & Shepard 1865 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition. There is a light slant to the spine of the bok. There is some light edge wear, rubbing and fraying to the spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers. The text pages are generally clean and bright, but do have occasional spots of foxing. The front inner hinge has cracked and the front endpaper is loose. This book is part of the Army Navy series. 
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The Boy Who Won: The Further Adventures of the Little White Indians, Ostrander, Fannie E. (Eliza)
131 Ostrander, Fannie E. (Eliza) The Boy Who Won: The Further Adventures of the Little White Indians
Boston, MA L. C. Page & Company 1910 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by R. Farrington Elwell 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The tan covers of the book have some ground-in dirt and edge wear, along with some wear and beginning fading to the spine of the book. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, however there is some beginning foxing, especially to the endpapers and tissue guards. There is a former owner's inked gift notation on the front endpaper. This book is a sequel to Ostrander's 1907 The Little White Indians. The author, Fannie Ostrander was best known for her younger children's books including several ABC books, and a few books about a Goose family. More interestingly, this volume contains eight color illustrations by R. Farrington Elwell, who was trained as a draftsman and became a graphic artist and letterer for the Boston Globe - in 1892 William F." Buffalo Bill" Cody visited Boston - Elwell produced some advertising and publicity items for this visit and was able to meet the larger than life Cody himself. The two men became friends and Cody invited Elwell to visit him at his Montana ranch. Over the years, Elwell became a very adept illustrator /artist of Western Americana and Cowboy life." 
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A Dog Of Flanders, Ouida (Louisa De La Rame)
132 Ouida (Louisa De La Rame) A Dog Of Flanders
Chicago, IL W. B. Conkey Company Reprint Hardcover Very Good 
C1915. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have rubbing, bumping and edge wear. There are several small spots of fading / waterspotting to the book covers. The text pages are generally clean, but noticeably toned and brittle from the acid content of the paper. "Louise de la Ramée published with her pseudonym "Ouida". It is about a Flemish boy named Nello and his dog, Patrasche and is set in Antwerp. Despite being set in Belgium it's fairly obscure there. In Japan and Korea the novel has been a children's classic for decades and was adapted into several Japanese films and anime." 
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Knee-High to a Grasshopper, Parrish, Anne & Dillwyn
133 Parrish, Anne & Dillwyn Knee-High to a Grasshopper
New York Macmillan Company 1923 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Anne & Dillywn Parrish 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The covers have some ground-in dirt and toning to the edges. There is bumping to the bottom corners of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's penciled name on the half title page. "The little man was very, very little indeed! He was no bigger than betwixt and between, no bigger than from the tick to the tock of the grandfather's clock on the stairs." In 1923, Dillwyn Parrish did the illustrations for a 209-page children's novel written by his sister Anne, Knee-High to a Grasshopper. They followed this publication with two more books for children, publishing Lustres in 1924 and then earning a Newbery Honor in 1925 for their third collaboration, The Dream Coach. On a trip to Switzerland the two purchased "Le Paquis," a cottage in a meadow overlooking Lake Geneva not far from Lausanne between Vevey and Chexbres. For a time, Dillwyn Parrish tutored the children of a wealthy family, and eventually fell in love with Gertrude "Gigi" McElroy, the family's youngest girl. In 1926, Harper & Bros published his novel Smith Everlasting, and between then and 1934 three more of his books came out. In 1927 he married the fifteen-year-old "Gigi", and for their honeymoon the couple started out on motorcycles (see photo) from his home in Claymont, Delaware, intending to drive across the country to California. However, his new bride was severely injured in an accident in the Southwestern United States and, once she was able to travel, they completed the remainder of the journey via train. " 
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Bound for Singapore Being a True and Faithful Account of the Making of an Adventurer, Pease, Howard
134 Pease, Howard Bound for Singapore Being a True and Faithful Account of the Making of an Adventurer
New York Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1948 Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There are a couple of spots of dirt to the front cover of the book and there is some beginning rubbing and bumpig to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed and dated, with a short inscription, on the half title page by the author. "Timbuktu, Honolulu, Singapore - it's all the same. Chet Hardy thought when he decided to go to sea in search of material for stories..." "Howard Pease (September 6, 1894–April 14, 1974) was an American writer of adventure stories from Stockton, California. Most of his stories revolved around a young protagonist, Joseph Todhunter ("Tod") Moran who shipped out on tramp freighters during the interwar years...Pease's first published work was a short story that appeared in the June 1921 edition of the children's magazine The American Boy. He wrote his first novel, The Gypsy Caravan, in the early 1920s, although it was not published until 1930, when it became his fourth published novel. His first published novel was The Tattooed Man, based on two of his voyages and on a walking trip he took along the south coast of France from Marseilles to Italy; it appeared in 1926, and introduced Tod Moran, a young merchant mariner who is the protagonist in most of Pease's novels, working his way up from wiper to first mate as the novels – sometimes referred to as "the Tod Moran mysteries" – progress." ; Signed by Author 
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Heart of Danger, Pease, Howard
135 Pease, Howard Heart of Danger
New York Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1946 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Ex-Library Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very GOod+ condition and is lacking the 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. This copy has been signed by the author with an inscription, on the front endpaper. "The setting of this adventure story is France - mainly Paris, during and after the end of World War II. Tod Moran was on a mission of world-wide importance which was the most dangerous adventure of his exciting career. For Tod's companion, Rudy Behrens, a talented young violinist-composer, it was a chance to fulfill his heritage." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Long Wharf A Story of Young San Francisco, Pease, Howard
136 Pease, Howard Long Wharf A Story of Young San Francisco
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1942 8th Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. 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 beginning toning to the covers of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with an inscription by the author on the books by page. The half title page has noticeable toning to the edges. The edges of the text block have toning to the foredge. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Tattooed Man, Pease, Howard
137 Pease, Howard The Tattooed Man
New York Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc. / Junior Books 1931 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Mahlon Blaine 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and is lacking the 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 gift notation on the front endpaper. "A tale of the strange adventures befalling Tod Moran, mess boy of the tramp steamer Araby, upon his first voyage from San Francisco to Genoa, via the Panama Canal." 
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A Day No Pigs Would Die, Peck, Robert Newton
138 Peck, Robert Newton A Day No Pigs Would Die
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1987 14th Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. 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. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's ink stamped name on the front endpaper and rear pastedown page. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, with one small nick / chip to the top front panel. "A Day No Pigs Would Die is a semi-autobiographical, novel by Robert Newton Peck about Rob Peck, a boy coming-of-age in rural Vermont on an impoverished farm. Originally published in 1972, it is one of the first books to be categorized as young adult fiction, in addition to being Peck's first novel; the sequel, A Part of the Sky, was published in 1994...A Day No Pigs Would Die has been noted for not withdrawing from the harsh realities of birth and death, despite being written from for children. From the first chapter, "readers begin to understand the value of life, the ever-present possibility of death, and the need for self-reliance". The book opens with Rob helping a cow through a bloody, difficult birth. : 6–8 He later has Pinky breed for the first time, in a graphic scene, and must then help his father butcher Pinky, after she proves to be barren and too costly for the family to keep if she cannot birth piglets for them to sell. : 127–128; 137–139 And, in the closing chapters of the text, Haven Peck comes down with "an affection", sickens and dies, leaving Rob to arrange his funeral and then deal with the fact that, now thirteen, he must be considered a man for the sake of his family's continued welfare." ; Signed by Author 
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Holland Sketches, Penfield, Edward
139 Penfield, Edward Holland Sketches
New York & Cleveland Charles Scribner's Sons 1907 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Edward Penfield 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine has rubbing and wear along with an inch long portion of paper chipped from the top spine joint. The yellow paper covers have toning and ground-in dirt. The spine has noticeable toning. The text pages are clean and bright. The book is illustrated throughout with 30 tipped in full color illustrations and headpieces and tailpieces. There is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the front free page. This copy is lacking the accompanying box. From Wikipedia: "Edward Penfield (June 2, 1866 – February 8, 1925) was a leading American illustrator in the era known as the "Golden Age of American Illustration" and he is considered the father of the American Poster." 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Mystery Of The 15 Sounds  (Mystery of the Fifteen Sounds), Powell, Van (Pseudonym Of Howard R. Garis)
140 Powell, Van (Pseudonym Of Howard R. Garis) Mystery Of The 15 Sounds (Mystery of the Fifteen Sounds)
Chicago, IL Goldsmith Publishing Company 1938 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the pages. The pages are also quite brittle. The dust jacket has a couple of small edge nicks and tears, but is overall colorful, clean and bright. "Garis wrote many books for the Stratemeyer Syndicate under various pseudonyms. As Victor Appleton, he wrote about the enterprising Tom Swift; as Laura Lee Hope, he is generally credited with writing volumes 4–28 and 41 of the Bobbsey Twins; as Clarence Young, the Motor Boys series; as Lester Chadwick, the Baseball Joe series; and as Marion Davidson, a number of books including several featuring the Camp Fire Girls. The couple's children also wrote for Stratemeyer. After Edward Stratemeyer's death in May 1930, his two daughters, Harriet Stratemeyer Adams (1892–1982) and Edna C. Squier (1895–1974) , ran the company, with the result that Garis stopped writing for the Syndicate in 1933 after several disagreements." 
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