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A Terrible Feud and Other Stories for Children

By: Velvin, E. And Haverfield, E.L.

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson and Sons: 1901

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 005599

Condition: Good


Original brown cloth with five children and a doll on boards. Church library bookplate and pencil scrawls inside front cover. Light foxing inside rear cover. Six of 13 illustrations missing. 189 pp. View more info

Aesop's Fables

By: Vernon-Jones, V.S.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Avenel Books: 1912

Edition: Facsimile of 1912 Edition

Seller ID: 012922

ISBN: 0517171988

Condition: Very Good


Brown composition boards. DJ showing wrinkles in lamination. This book introduces the child to some outstanding names in the world of books, from the Introduction by G.K. Chesterton to the colour art by Arthur Rackham. One short story, The Blackamoor, introduces two sensitive subjects (Slavery and Race), while several stories concern a donkey, or donkies, referred to by their Biblical names. 224 pp. View more info

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Our Little Norwegian Cousin

By: Wade, Mary Hazelton

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Page Company: 1932

Edition: Thirteenth Impression

Seller ID: 009515

Condition: Very Good


Brilliant multi-colour cover on yellow cloth shows girl in native costume and wooden shoes. One of the Little Cousin Series, originally published in 1903. Coloured frontispiece and five additional plates. DJ is missing several pieces. Mari, the protagonist, already has learned to obey her parents without delay and to shake hands rather than to kiss upon meeting. Mari goes to school only half the year since her village is small and can't afford a full-time teacher. Fishing, ski-lobing, and other sports are favourite activities. Small pencil scribbles on last free endpaper. 116 pp. View more info

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The Real Story Book

By: Wadsworth, Wallace C. (Ed.)

Price: $125.00 USD

Publisher: Chicago, Rand McNally & Company: 1927

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002411

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth with large colour pictorial pastedown on boards..About a dozen small edge tears have been repaired - two of them affecting illustrations. Except for a bumped top right cover corner, there is no other damage. Page edges have barely begun to tan. Adorable four-colour drawings, many full-page, make this a book to be appreciated by all ages. In addition to illustrating many other children's books, Price assisted her husband, Irving Price, and his partners in the founding of the Fisher-Price Company. Twenty classic children's stories on 136 pp. View more info

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When You Go Stories

By: Walker, John Curry

Price: $45.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Fleming H. Revell Company: 1942

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 005026

Condition: Very Good


Original maroon cloth on boards. No other copies found. Previous owner's name in light pencil, with no other writing and no damage. The author shares many of his travel experiences in order to broaden the lives of young readers. Reverend Walker was co-pastor of Church of the Pilgrims (Congregational) in Brooklyn in 1934, but resigned that post in 1935. In the preface to this rare book, he gives his location as Second Congregational Church, Waterbury, Conn. 155 pp. View more info

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The Field of Honour; Another Hundred Stories for Boys

By: Wallace, Archer

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson: 1949

Seller ID: 000608

Condition: Very Good


Original dark green cloth, white spine lettering, on boards. Fair DJ has chips and tears top and bottom, repaired inside with invisible tape. DJ waterstained. 221 pp. View more info

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One Hundred Stories for Boys

By: Wallace, Archer

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Abingdon Press: 1947

Seller ID: 001137

Condition: Very Good


Original maroon cloth on board. DJ lightly repaired inside. Brief accounts of heroic figures in history, with three handy indices of titles, persons, and subjects. Great for a quick reference. 171 pp. Wallace was at the time associate editor of the United Church of Canada Publishing House, yet this volume was published by the Methodist Publishing House of Nashville, Tennessee (Abingdon). He was also editor of "Onward" a youth paper of 100,000 circulation. Central Baptist Church stamp, but no evidence of "ex-library", so not described as such. View more info

By Star and Compass

By: Wallace, W. Stewart (Ed.)

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson Press: 1953

Edition: Revised

Seller ID: 006141

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth on boards. Very clean, with corner tip wear. Originally published in 1922, and brought up to date with this revision. Leif the Lucky, Mr. Radishes and Mr. Gooseberry, and The Man Who Read the Stars are among the important explorers you'll meet here. 165 pp. plus Epilogue. View more info

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Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes

By: Walter, L. Edna (Ed.)

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, Black: 1942

Seller ID: 000620

Condition: Fair


Original blue cloth, highly decorated in black and yellow, on boards. No DJ. See SCAN. This is the l942 edition of the 1928 one, which was a larger format and contained 8 plates, rather than the four in this edition. Sad to say, the wartime binding has not withstood wear, and the colour plate of Little Bo-Peep is torn its full width(Left as is). Racial and religious slurs are present, as well as various violent scenes of shooting, beating, and cutting. Still, for the student of folklore, a valuable reference embellished by hundreds of small drawings and the four full-page colour plates. ... View more info

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Saved at Sea; A Lighthouse Story

By: Walton, Mrs. O.F.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Religious Tract Society:

Seller ID: 007604

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original illustrated brown cloth on boards. Frontispiece and five additional drawings by A.L.T. and A. Hopkins, among others. Recurring theme is "On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand" by Rev. Edward Mote, Baptist pastor at Horsham, West Sussex, for 26 years. Previous owner's name (2). 128 pp. plus catalog. View more info

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The Little Camp on Eagle Hill (Warne's Star Series)

By: Warner, Susan

Price: $45.00 USD

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne and Co.: 1887

Seller ID: 006307

Condition: Fair to Good


Original highly decorated green cloth on boards. Front endpaper missing. The author (1819-1895) was widely-known for her first novel,The Wide Wide World, which she wrote under the pseudonym of Elizabeth Wetherell in 1850. A little less successful was her Queechy two years later. It is interesting to note that her lawyer father had lost his business in the Panic of 1837, thus pressuring his elder daughter to help support the remaining family ( His wife, Anna Bartlett, had died while Susan was still young). Notwithstanding the success of her first novel and the only slightly less successfu... View more info

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Coco the Goat

By: Wells, Rhea

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Garden City, N. Y., Doubleday Doran & Co., Inc.: 1935

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012547

Condition: Good Plus


Red cloth on boards. Half-title and p. 3 have extraneous marks not affecting readability. Set in a hot, Spanish-speaking country, occupied in part by gypsies. No racial prejudice in evidence. Chickens and other animals are seen. Two leaves have very short (1-inch) gutter tears at bottom. Cover a bit grubby. 15 illustrations in colour, and 7 in b/w. 135 pp. View more info

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The Good Ship "Golden Effort"

By: Westerman, Percy F.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Blackie and Son Ltd.:

Seller ID: 002381

Condition: Very Good


Original blue pictorial cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. One of the most colourful, and thickest, volumes I have seen by this most prolific writer of air and sea adventures. 256 pp. View more info

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The Ju-Ju Hand

By: Westerman, Percy F.

Price: $28.00 USD

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son Limited:

Seller ID: 002932

Condition: Good Plus


Original colour pictorial on laminated boards. Published in 1954, near the end of Westerman's long writing career, this one appears to be set in Africa. The cover shows a white man in pith helmet confronted by a group of black natives led by a witch doctor. Previous owner's name in light pencil with no other marks or damage. 90 pp. View more info

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Sunny Boy in the Big City

By: White, Ramy Allison

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Barse and Hopkins: 1920

Seller ID: 000757

Condition: Good


Original grey-green cloth with black letters and design on boards, no DJ. FFEP missing. Soiled and lightly worn. Small hole in list of illustrations page. 214 pp. View more info

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Faith Gartney's Girlhood

By: Whitney, Mrs. A.D.T.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., New York Book Company: 1910

Edition: Authorized

Seller ID: 000755

Condition: Good


Original faux marbled boards on 3/4 leather design in black on red cloth on boards, no DJ. A rather scarce edition of a very popular book. Owner's name pencilled inside cover, and inscription in ink on half-title. RFEP and facing leaf carelessly separated at top. 180 pp. plus ads. View more info

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Susanna and Sue

By: Wiggin, Kate Douglas

Price: $45.00 USD

Publisher: Boston/ Toronto, Houghton Mifflin/ William Briggs: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009682

Condition: Very Good


Grey cloth illustrated with corn, grapes, and pumpkin as well as circular pastedown of a woman and girl, on boards. Boards lightly dished. No writing or other damage. Top edges gilt. Colour frontispiece and three additional plates by Stephens. Set in Shaker society, with liberal religious terminology. 225 pp. View more info

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Founded Upon a Rock: Stories for Children from English Church History

By: Wilmot-Buxton, E.M.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Skeffington & Son: 1895

Seller ID: 007602

Condition: Good Plus


Original blindstamped blue cloth on boards. Church stamp and negligible pencil marginalia. History of the Church of England as organized around biographies of prominent persons. 135 pp. View more info

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Pat Joins the Laughing Band

By: Wilson, Theodora Wilson

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Every Girl's Paper Office:

Seller ID: 001278

Condition: Good


Original decorative blue cloth with black lettering, no DJ. Thick paper stock. Coloured frontispiece and two B/W drawings. Previous owner's name. Title page lettering lightly filled in with pencil. No other significant marks. 159 pp. View more info

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The Brownie Scouts in the Circus

By: Wirt, Mildred A.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Cupples & Leon Company: 1949

Seller ID: 008299

Condition: Near Fine


Original bright orange cloth on boards. DJ has tiny nick at foot, otherwise Near Fine. No. 2 in the series. The leader, Miss Gordon, takes the girls on various trips and outings, and in this story they go to the circus ! Connie and Veve get locked inside the circus train, which adds a whole new spirit of adventure ! 212 pp. View more info