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Image for The Boy's Own Volume; of Fact, Fiction, History, and Adventure (Christmas, 1864)

The Boy's Own Volume; of Fact, Fiction, History, and Adventure (Christmas, 1864)

By: Beeton, S.O. (Ed.)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, S.O. Beeton: 1864

Seller ID: 003641

Condition: Good Minus


Original green cloth, intricately blindstamped and decorated in gilt on boards. Several gatherings and illustrations were loose, so I glued them carefully and priced the book accordingly. A marvelous collection of stories, tricks, projects, and puzzles to delight any serious young person. All edges gilt. Hinges cracked but holding. 552 pp. plus catalog bound in. View more info

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The Jungle Spies

By: Bevan, Tom

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Collins' Clear-type Press:

Seller ID: 003804

Condition: Fair to Good


Original blue cloth with black lettering and decoration on boards. Both hinges cracked and weak, but holding. Set in India just before WWI. 315 pp. View more info

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Hurricane Treasure

By: Bice, Clare

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1965

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 004672

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original blue cloth on boards. "Fair Vale Elementary School" in ink script, but no library evidence. Very clean. Circus folks turn treasure hunters in Nova Scotia. 191 pp. Minor fading to front cover. View more info

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The Circus of Adventure

By: Blyton, Enid

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co, Ltd.: 1963

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005805

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original yellow pictorial cloth on boards. Price-clipped DJ has small, repaired tear at foot of spine. Two brown spots on cover edges. Previous owner's name blacked out, with address. This is the seventh book in the "Adventure" series. The four children meet Gussy, a bossy boy who gets them into trouble repeatedly. 317 pp. View more info

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You're a Good Friend, Noddy !

By: Blyton, Enid

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston and Co., Ltd.: 1958

Seller ID: 006728

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original illustrated laminated boards. Price-clipped DJ matches cover. Previous owner's name. 61 pp. View more info

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The Searchlight and the Mouse; and Other Talks to Boys and Girls

By: Bonsall, Joseph

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Epworth Press: 1939

Edition: Fiirst Published in 1939

Seller ID: 001026

Condition: Very Good


Original bright blue cloth on boards, no DJ. Religious inspiration for children based on Bible stories. P.O.N. and edge foxing, OW very good. Foreword by Leslie F. Church. SEE SCAN. 91 pp. View more info

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The Book of Imaginary Beings

By: Borges, Jorge Luis with Margarita Guerrero

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2005

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 011746

ISBN: 0-670-89180-0

Condition: Very Good


White paper boards backed in maroon cloth. Translated by Andrew Hurley. An amalgamation of animals reported from various sources as having been seen in dreams. What, no Hobbihas ? 236 pp. View more info

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Sea, Forest, and Prairie

By: Boys and Girls of Canada

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Montreal, John Dougall & Son: 1893

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 003644

Condition: Good


Original brown cloth lettered in gilt on boards. Some loose prelims. A collection of short stories written by Canadian school children and selected to represent various provinces. Minor abrasion to head and foot of spine. 323 pp. View more info

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Young Folks' Encyclopaedia of Etiquette

By: Braddy, Nella

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Page, and Company: 1921

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006805

Condition: Very Good


Original maroon cloth on boards. Arranged in three parts: Etiquette, Parties, and Games. Ever play Yemari ? How to act on almost any occasion, anytime, anywhere. Book is clean and sound. DJ has one-inch section missing across top of back. 219 pp. View more info

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Granny's Wonderful Chair

By: Browne, Frances

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Blackie:

Seller ID: 000376

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth, no DJ. Four vivid colour illustrations by Barbara Freeman. No faults. 126 pp. View more info

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Uncle John's First Shipwreck; or, The Loss of the Brig, 'Nellie'

By: Bruce, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 002375

Condition: Good Plus


Original red cloth with black pictorials on boards. Previous owner's name (twice), with date of 1932. At the age of sixteen, Uncle John runs away to sea. Shipwrecked, he and his pals together with two ladies and a tiny girl escape on a raft and have many exciting adventures. 124 pp. plus several ads. View more info

Stories to Tell to Children

By: Bryant, Sara Cone

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd.: 1930

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012716

Condition: Good Plus


Green cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. Three comical stickers. Suggestions to take stories seriously, take one's time, don't admit to your mistakes, use appropriate voice, etc. Many story titles are offered. 251 pp. View more info

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Longlegs the Heron

By: Burgess, Thornton W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset and Dunlap: 1927

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010864

Condition: Good Minus


Green cloth on boards. Previous owners' names. 2-inch gutter tear to title page. Cover wear head and foot of spine. Check marks on rear endpaper. 207 pp. View more info

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The Adventures of Prickly Porky

By: Burgess, Thornton W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, Limited: 1943

Seller ID: 011134

Condition: Good


Blue cloth on boards. First 22 pp. re-attached. DJ chipped all round, missing two small corners, and torn along half of spine. Clean and sound. 116 pp. View more info

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The Adventures of Bob White

By: Burgess, Thornton W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, Limited: 1943

Seller ID: 011135

Condition: Good


Blue cloth on boards. DJ worn all round and torn in spine. Jimmy calls Peter "Stupid." 117 pp. View more info

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Little Sky-High; or the Surprising Doings of Washee Washee Wang

By: Butterworth, Hezekiah

Price: $24.00

Publisher: N.Y., Thomas Y. Crowell: 1901

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 003008

Condition: Good Plus


Original pictorial grey cloth with yellow and black on boards. Minor hinge strain at copyright page glued to prevent separation. Presentation bookplate (not filled in) to a pupil of "Sabbath School through the Upper Canada Tract Society as Trustee of the late Jesse Ketchum, Esq." Based in part on a true story of a young Chinese nobleman's education, which begins with his shelling peas in the kitchen of a wealthy home. Racial stereotyping. 86 pp. View more info

The Chimp and the Clown

By: Carroll, Ruth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Z. Walck, Incorporated: 1968

Seller ID: 012483

Condition: Very Good


A "no-text" book with full-colour drawings on every page (The pictures tell the story). Bright orange cloth on boards. 32 pp. View more info

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The Boy Scouts on War Trails in Belgium; or Caught Between Hostile Armies

By: Carter, Herbert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., A.L. Burt: 1916

Seller ID: 000425

Condition: Good


Original pictorial cover in orange, red, and black on grey cloth over boards. No DJ. The brightest I've seen of this series. Minor corner and spine end wear. 252 pp. plus ads. View more info

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Our Childhood's Holidays

By: Cheerful, Chatty

Price: $135.00

Publisher: N.Y., Cassell Publishing Company: 1890

Edition: First (No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 001740

Condition: Good


Original pictorial paper boards. Corner and edge wear. Previous owner's name. I have glued both hinges and one gutter lightly to prevent breaking. Many illustrations, believed to be woodcuts, uncredited.. 162 pp. plus ads. Copyright by O.M. Dunham, which leads me to believe that he or she is the author, since the only other title by Chatty Cheerful was copyrighted by Dunham in 1889. View more info

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Birdie; A Tale of Child-Life

By: Childe-Pemberton, Harriet L.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: N.Y., E.P. Dutton and Co.:

Seller ID: 009219

Condition: Good to Very Good


Original red cloth lavishly illustrated in gilt on beveled boards. Front cover hand-soiled, with several small spots (See Photo). Corner tips worn through. Missing first free endpaper, otherwise good inside. Eight full-page line drawings, with several small drawings, some of which are carefully hand-colored. All edges gilt. When their mother dies, the Haviland children are challenged to accept a stepmother. Birdie, 9, is very hesitant, and is finally accepting of ... View more info