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Mrs. Manning's Wards.

By: Baldwin, May.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: London, UK., W. & R. Chambers:

Seller ID: 8748

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 18.5 x 13 cm.; 332 pp. Illustrated with six full page black and white lithographic plates by Gordon Browne. Olive green cloth with black lettering and decorations on spine and front board. Baldwin wrote turn of the century stories for young women and girls and some of her stories were serialized in periodicals such as "Chamber's Journal" (one that I know of, there are probably others). They can be referred to as the "schoolgirl" genre of young people's fiction that was often looked down upon but sold widely to the reading public. The regular Chamber's editions were not expensively produ... View more info

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In Perilous Days, A Tale of the French Revolution.

By: Bearne, Mrs. Catherine

Price: $14.40

Publisher: London, Sheldon Press.:

Seller ID: 19299

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 19 x 12.5 cm.; 158, 16 pp. Four illustrations being "reproductions of old pictures". Last 16 pages is publisher's list of children's books done by Sheldon Press and the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Bearne was the author of a number of historical novels for children. No publishing date but a prize plate on front free endpaper is dated 1928. Grey cloth-covered boards with illustrated front and spine. Light soiling on covers, minor edgewear, light soiling on text block edges, light foxing. View more info

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Woodsedge and Other Tales.

By: Bedard, Michael.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canada., Gardenshore Press.: 1979

Seller ID: 30669

ISBN: 0920134025

Condition: Very Good+


16mo - 17 x 10 cm.; 105 p. First printing, limited edition. Thirteen short stories in this collection. Now an established Canadian children's writer, this is Bedard's first book. A touch of wear on card stock cover edges. A nice copy. View more info

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Chester

By: Bracker, Charles E.

Price: $36.00

Publisher: New York, Verita Press.: 1939

Seller ID: 24567

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


4to - 25 x 19.5 cm.; Unpaginated. A children's picture book about dogs and cats. Illustrated paper-covered boards, pictorial endpapers. Book has wear on corners and top and bottom of spine, small hole (approx. .3 cm) in spine join of front board, a bit of soiling, otherwise, interior is clean and binding sturdy. Dust jacket has a small amount of soiling, chipping and closed tears along edges. View more info

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The New House Captain

By: Bruce, Dorita Fairlie

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, England, Spring Books.:

Seller ID: 25936

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


16mo - 16.5 x 12 cm.; 262 pp. Fanfare Series. First book in the Springdale series by British childrens' author, Dorita Bruce (1885-1970), who was a pioneer in the creation of book series that followed a group of girls through school and into adult life. Full-colour frontis illustration, several full-page b/w illustrations. No copyright date nor illustrator attribution. Red cloth-covered boards with black spine lettering, red text block head. Bit of a stain on text block head, traces of minor soiling on text; a clean, tight copy. Dust jacket has bit of soiling and light edgewear. View more info

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The Baitchopper.

By: Cameron, Silver Donald.

Price: $10.80

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada., James Lorimer & Company.: 1982

Seller ID: 30225

ISBN: 0888625995

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 19.5 x 12.5 cm.; 167 pp. Part of The Adventure in Canada series. A fishing tale with a 13 year old hero. Author is a journalist and playwright concerned with social justice, nature and environmental issues. Dark blue boards with gilt spine lettering. Library markings consist of tape stains on boards and verso of front free endpaper, notation and remnants of card pocket on front free endpaper, name stamp on back endpaper; bit of soiling on text block edges, otherwise, binding is sturdy and text pages clean. Dust jacket has a minor rubbing. View more info

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Prairie Heroes

By: Castelle, Constance

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Religious Tract Society.:

Seller ID: 26741

Condition: Fair


16mo - 15 x 10 cm.; 48 pp. Part of The Little Ones' Library. A story of the British Empire, in this case, the Rose-croft Ranch near Glenton, some place in the Canadian prairies. Illustrated with full-page b/w drawings. No copyright date, inscription in front of book dated 1931. Pictorial paper-covered boards are quite worn, soiled and somewhat warped; text block soiled, some foxing; former owner's inscription on front free endpaper; binding sturdy. View more info

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The Young Folks' Historical Tales

By: Chambers, William and Robert

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, Worthington Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 25354

Condition: Good


12mo - 18 x 12 cm.; Pagination in two sections of 180 pages each. Franklin Edition. Title page declares this to be an illustrated edition, however, there are no illustrations. The Chambers brothers were nineteenth century Scottish publishers, among other things. Decorated front cover and spine, green endpapers. Cover rubbed, soiled, edgewear, bumped corners, some amateurish repair work done on front endpapers as it opens too tightly; text has small amount of soiling, binding sturdy. View more info

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Bimbo, Le Petit Lion.

By: Chardonnet, Janine.

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Paris, France., Editions G. P. ; Departement Des Presse De La Cite: 1970

Seller ID: 2159

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


12mo - 17.5 x 12 cm.; 187 pp. The text is in French. Pictorial papered covers. Corners are mildly bumped and the covers are soiled. This is # 272 of the Rouge et Or Dauphine series. (#172 from the back of page 187) . The illustrations are both colour and black and white. View more info

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

By: Clemens, Samuel L. (Mark Twain).

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York., Dodd, Mead & Company.: 1958

Seller ID: 33005

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14.5 cm.; 307 pp. Great Illustrated Classics. "With biographical illustrations and drawings from early editions of the book together with an introduction by Louis B. Salomon." Red cloth spine with gilt lettering and decoration, beige cloth-covered boards with Great Illustrated Classics insignia on front board. Bit of soiling on back board, lightly bumped corners, former owner's name plate on front pastedown, small star stamp on back free endpaper; otherwise, a clean, tight volume. Dust jacket lightly soiled with some edgewear and two tape repairs (done on the verso of dust j... View more info

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Rockets At Dawn.

By: Coleman, Earl S.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York., Longmans, Green & Co.: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10878

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


8vo - 20.5 x 14 cm.; x - 103 pp. Tan cloth with black lettering on spine and black illustration on front board. Stated first edition. A tale of the modern west and the adventures of 2 young lads (Mace Donegan being one of them) riding through an ordinance testing area in the Sierra Nevada's. The text block edges (head and fore) are darkened and the board edges show very mild shelf wear. The dust jacket (clipped but with price still present) is edge worn more so on the spine crown/heel with small chips and one piece missing from the spine tail. View more info

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Francois le Bossu

By: Comtesse de Segur

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Paris, Societe Nouvelle des Editions / Bibliotheque Rouge et Or.: 1967

Seller ID: 25114

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 17.5 x 12 cm.; 187 pp. Text is in French. No. 206. A children's edition of this play with full-colour illustrations. Pictorial paper-covere d boards, pictorial endpapers. Light edgewear, small split in top of spine, slightly bowed front cover, former owner's name on front endpaper; binding sturdy, text pages clean. View more info

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Bagthorpes Haunted.

By: Cresswell, Helen.

Price: $9.60

Publisher: London, UK., Faber and Faber: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14155

ISBN: 0571135854

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


12mo - 19.5 x 13 cm.; 207 pp. First edition. Sixth part of the Bagthorpe Saga. Dark blue paper-covered boards with gilt spine lettering. Bit of soiling on text block edges, one dog-ear. Dust jacket has some rubbing, lightly sunned on spine, mild edgewear. View more info

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High and Low; or, Help Each Other

By: Dammast, Jeanie Selina

Price: $24.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Sunday School Union.:

Seller ID: 25423

Condition: Good


16mo - 16.5 x 11 cm.; 113, (7) pp. "To Which is Added the Story of Our Little Drum-Major". Sixth thousand. No copyright date, inscription on a blank preliminary is dated 1874. Red cloth-covered boards with black and gilt lettering and design on spine and front board, frontis illustration with tissue protector, additional illustrations throughout book, list of Illustrated Works published by the Sunday School Union. Boards are soiled and rubbed, in some spots through the cloth; foxing and soiling on pages; binding is still fairly sturdy. View more info

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A Child's Christmas in Scarborough.

By: Engel, Howard.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Key Porter Books.: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32833

ISBN: 1550139223

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


16mo - 15.5 x 10 cm.; Unpaginated with 32 pages. White cloth over boards with dark red lettering on the spine. The dust jacket is clipped, else fine. An as-new and unused book. The shipping cost for this small item will be reduced after it is ordered. View more info

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My First Book of Rhymes.

By: Fletcher, Helen Jill. (Rie Cramer).

Price: $6.30

Publisher: London, UK., Ramboro Books: 1983

Seller ID: 5653

ISBN: 0862880696

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


4to - 26.5 x 19.5 cm.; Unpaginated with 44 pages including the free end papers. Pictorial paper covered boards. A series of original poems by Fletcher profusely illustrated by Cramer. Some very minor shelf wear to the externals, else fine. View more info

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Bolek.

By: Gronowicz, Antoni.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, UK., Thomas Nelson and Sons: 1944

Seller ID: 10313

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 16 cm.; 240 pp. Rendered into English by Jessie McEwen. Dark red cloth over boards with white lettering on spine and white art work on the front. A children's story of a young Polish boy from the village of Piaski Male along the Wisla River who plays the violin and eventually emigrates to the U. S. Lovely illustrations in black and white by Zhenya Gay. First published in June of 1942, this is the second printing from August of 1944. The cover show mild soiling / spotting and like shelf wear to the edges. Previous owner's generic bookplate ("My Book") on the first blank preliminary... View more info

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The Alder Tree.

By: Halam, Ann. (Gwyneth Jones).

Price: $10.80

Publisher: London, UK., George Allen & Unwin.: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32635

ISBN: 004823205X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; 108 pp. A juvenile mystery/fantasy novel by English writer Jones writing under her pseudonym of Ann Halam about a boy and a woodland area called Wormwood. A clean, sturdy copy with a dust jacket in excellent condition. View more info

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The Sound of the Gora.

By: Harries, Ann.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, UK., Heinemann.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24659

ISBN: 434942367

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 13 cm.; 143 - [2] pp. Blue cloth with silver gilt lettering on the spine. First edition as per the copyright page. The dust jacket is clipped on the lower front flap corner with a Heinemann Groups price sticker of £4.50 on the slant. Publisher's complimentary review plate fastened to the front free end paper. Both the book and the jacket only very slight shelf wear to the tail edges and the dust jacket is scuffed and that is best seen in reflected light. View more info

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Penny Goes to Camp.

By: Haywood, Carolyn.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, William Morrow.: 1970

Seller ID: 32698

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


8vo - 22 x 15 cm.; 191 pp. First published in 1948, this is the eleventh printing. Story of two brothers, Penny and Peter, at summer camp. An ex-library copy with spine sticker on dust jacket, card pocket on back free endpaper and library stamps in various places. Dust jacket is glued to endpapers and is encased in the library's clear plastic cover. Text has some light finger smudges, binding is sturdy. View more info