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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." 
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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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Rose in Bloom, Alcott, Louisa May
3 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. 
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Under The Lilacs, Alcott, Louisa May
4 Alcott, Louisa May Under The Lilacs
New York Grosset & Dunlap N.D. Reprint 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 mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has some scraping to the front flap dust jacket. "In 1840, after several setbacks with the school, the Alcott family moved to a cottage on 2 acres (8,100 m2) of land, situated along the Sudbury River in Concord, Massachusetts. The three years they spent at the rented Hosmer Cottage were described as idyllic. By 1843, the Alcott family moved, along with six other members of the Consociate Family, [3] to the Utopian Fruitlands community for a brief interval in 18431844. After the collapse of the Utopian Fruitlands, they moved on to rented rooms and finally, with Abigail May Alcott's inheritance and financial help from Emerson, they purchased a homestead in Concord. They moved into the home they named "Hillside" on April 1, 1845. Alcott's early education included lessons from the naturalist Henry David Thoreau, but she received the majority of her schooling from her father, who was strict and believed in "the sweetness of self-denial". She also received some instruction from writers and educators such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Fuller, all of whom were family friends. She later described these early years in a newspaper sketch entitled "Transcendental Wild Oats". The sketch was reprinted in the volume Silver Pitchers (1876) , which relates the family's experiment in "plain living and high thinking" at Fruitlands." 
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Eight Cousins, Alcott, Louisa May (editor May Lamberton Becker)
5 Alcott, Louisa May (editor May Lamberton Becker) Eight Cousins
Cleveland, OH World Publishing Company 1948 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by C. B. Falls 
Color 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 has some generalized light toning to the rear dust jacket panel. "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. Published in 1868, Little Women is set in the Alcott family home, Hillside, later called the Wayside, in Concord, Massachusetts and is loosely based on Alcott's childhood experiences with her three sisters. The novel was very well received and is still a popular children's novel today, filmed several times." 
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Why The Chimes Rang, Alden, Raymond MacDonald
6 Alden, Raymond MacDonald Why The Chimes Rang
Indianapolis, IN The Bobbs-Merrill Company 1924 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Katharine Sturges 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine of the book has some wear and there is noticeable ground-in dirt to the spine joints. The spine ends of the book covers have some light bumping aben beginning fraying. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though there are occasional finger marks. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front endpaper. "Raymond Macdonald Alden (18731924) was an American scholar and educator. Born in New Hartford, N. Y. , he studied at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and at the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1894 with a Ph. D. He took post-graduate studies there at Penn and at Harvard. In 1894-95 he was instructor in English at Columbian (now George Washington) University; in 1896-97 assistant in English at Harvard; and in 1898-99 senior fellow in English at the University of Pennsylvania. He was chosen to fill the position of assistant professor of English literature and rhetoric at Leland Stanford, Jr. , University in 1899, then became associate professor there in 1909." 
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The Story Of A Bad Boy, Aldrich, Thomas Bailey
7 Aldrich, Thomas Bailey The Story Of A Bad Boy
Boston, MA Houghton Miffflin and Company 1895 Trade Edition Hardcover Near Fine Illustrated by A. B. Frost 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the front free page. "Arthur Burdett Frost (January 17, 1851 June 22, 1928) , was an American illustrator, graphic artist and comics writer. He was also well known as a painter. Frost's work is well known for its dynamic representation of motion and sequence. Frost is considered one of the great illustrators in the "Golden Age of American Illustration". Frost illustrated over 90 books and produced hundreds of paintings; in addition to his work in illustrations, he is renowned for realistic hunting and shooting prints." 
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Lautaro, Alegria, Fernando (translated by Delia Goetz)
8 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." 
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A Cousin's Conspiracy Or, a Boy's Struggle for Inheritance, Alger Jr. , Horatio
9 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. 
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Rough and Ready or Life Among the New York Newsboys, Alger Jr. , Horatio
10 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. 
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Young Adventurer, Alger Jr. , Horatio
11 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." 
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Don Sturdy in the Port of Lost Ships or Adrift in the Sargasso Sea, Appleton, Victor (pseudonym)
12 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 
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Don Sturdy With the Harpoon Hunters Or The Strange Cruise of the Whaling Ship, Appleton, Victor (Pseudonym) (John W. Duffield. )
13 Appleton, Victor (Pseudonym) (John W. Duffield. ) 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. "Don Sturdy is a fictional character in the Don Sturdy series of 15 American children's adventure novels published between 1925 and 1935. All but one book were written by John W. Duffield. The remaining book, Don Sturdy In The Land Of Giants, or, Captives Of the Savage Patagonians (1930) , was written by Howard Roger Garis. All 15 were published as by Victor Appleton, a house name used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate. This series appears to be the 2nd Stratemeyer Syndicate series' to be re-printed outside the United States, where it was originally published; the first series book being the first book in the Ted Scott series. " 
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Tom Swift And His Polar-ray Dynasphere, Appleton, Victor II
14 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 
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Little Wolf's Brother A Story of the California Indians, Atkins, Elizabeth Howard
15 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 
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The Pot of Gold, Atkins, Elizabeth Howard
16 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
17 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." 
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The Tale of Brownie Beaver, Bailey, Arthur Scott
18 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. "fter graduating Harvard in 1902, Bailey traveled to Chicago and put his knowledge of growing up in his father's store to good use, becoming a wholesale grocery merchant. This lasted until 1904, when Bailey travelled to New York City and became an editor for various publishers. Which publishers these were is unknown, with the exception of the Macaulay Company, where he was working in early 1915. He was married about this time (on September 14, 1913) to Estella W. Goodspeed, a St. Albans woman; the wedding was held in his hometown. Estella Goodspeed, whose maiden name had been Crampton, had been married once before to an unknown Mr. Nelson Allen Goodspeed, and had a son, Allen Wright Goodspeed and daughter, Estella Joanne Goodspeed. Allen Goodspeed was born on August 5, 1906, and would have been nine years old when Bailey wrote the first Sleepy-Time Tales (Estella was born in 1908). As Bailey did not write prior to his marriage to Estella, it can be surmised that he first started crafting his stories for Allen and Estella, whom he treated as his own children. Estella Joanne later married a Mr. Lennox Stuart and moved to Shaker Heights, Ohio." 
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The Tale of Sandy Chipmunk, Bailey, Arthur Scott
19 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. "Arthur Scott Bailey (November 15, 1877 October 17, 1949) was an American writer. He was the author of more than forty children's books. He was born in St. Albans, Vermont, United States, the second child of Winfield Scott Bailey and Harriet Sarah Goodhue (a girl, Ellen was born in 1876). Winfield Bailey owned a dry goods shop that was stated to be "one of the most reputable of St. Albans mercantile concerns" and specialized in furs; namely ladies' fur coats, muffs and scarves. Bailey attended St. Albans Academy and graduated in 1896, in a class of only eleven other students. He then went on to the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, where he became involved in a fraternal organization, Sigma Phi (with which he was very active through at least 1915; he joined the organization's Catalogue Committee in 1914 as a vice chairman, after the resignation of Dr. Alexander Duane)." 
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The Key to the Indian, Banks, Lynne Reid
20 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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