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  • THE BLUE-PIRATE MYSTERY FLYER, #2 in series. by Anderson, Barrie (pseudonym of Edith Janice "E. J." Craine)
    Anderson, Barrie (pseudonym of Edith Janice "E. J." Craine)
    THE BLUE-PIRATE MYSTERY FLYER, #2 in series.

    Edition: First edition.

    Cleveland: World Syndicate Publishing Co., (1930). Hardcover first edition - The second book featuring Roberta Langwell, Girl Sky Pilot "a new series of books about girl aviators and their marvelous accomplishments in the air. Roberta Langwell is a heroine of modern times. She wins a plane by means of her remarkable air feats, and keeps the reader tense with excitement from cover to cover. The series concentrates on the efforts of the girls and women who, like their male counterparts, have obtained wonderful results in the air." The series was later renamed The Airplane Girls. 248 pp. ISBN: B000EDURXI.

    Condition: Good overall in green cloth with pasted on illustration on front cover (gift inscription on front endpaper, some wear to the edges of the boards, and a 1 inch tear to the side of the spine)

    Book ID: 83894
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  • AUNT JANE'S NIECES ON THE RANCH, #8 in series. by (Baum, L. Frank) Van Dyne, Edith
    (Baum, L. Frank) Van Dyne, Edith
    AUNT JANE'S NIECES ON THE RANCH, #8 in series.

    Edition: Probable first edition (lists to itself at front of book).

    Chicago: Reilly & Britton, (1913). Hardcover first edition - The eighth book in this series written by Baum (the author of the Wizard of Oz books) under the pseudonym of Mrs Van Dyne - the blurb refers to these as "distinctly girls' books and yet stories that will appeal to brother as well- and to older folk." Glossy frontispiece. Bound in tan cloth binding with green lettering and a green and purple flower design bordering an oval inlaid picture of 3 young girls. Binding is signed DD for the Decorative Designers (Henry and Lee Thayer and others.) 264 pp plus 3 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall -missing front endpaper, some soiling and wear to the covers, no dust jacket - but still a sturdy and very readable copy.

    Book ID: 64345
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  • THE FOUR CORNERS IN CAMP. by Blanchard, Amy E. [1856-1926]
    Blanchard, Amy E. [1856-1926]
    THE FOUR CORNERS IN CAMP.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Co., (1910). Hardcover first edition - A now rather hard to find title in one of the most popular series by this prolific author - the "four corners" - Nan, Mary Lee, Jack and Jean - leave Washington, D. C. for camp in Maine (where Blanchard herself had a home). Illustrated with five glossy plates, but only 2 are present in this copy. 379 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall in green cloth gilt, black and cream decorations and illustration, cream lettering (crack before the title page, missing plates, but an attractive copy otherwise)

    Book ID: 62593
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  • BEVERLY GRAY'S JOURNEY: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #16. by Blank, Clair.
    Blank, Clair.
    BEVERLY GRAY'S JOURNEY: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #16.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1946). dj. Hardcover first edition - Lists to #16 on the front flap, to Nancy Drew #23 on rear flap, and 6 Cherry Ames titles on back cover, In light blue boards with cameo on front cover blue and white cameo endpapers. Frontispiece. 214 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (toning to pages, previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 62590
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  • BEVERLY GRAY'S ADVENTURE: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #14. by Blank, Clair.
    Blank, Clair.
    BEVERLY GRAY'S ADVENTURE: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #14.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1944). dj. Hardcover first edition - Plain frontispiece. In teal boards with blue and white scenic endpapers. Printed under wartime conditions notice. Lists to itself on front flap, rear flap has ad for Cherry Ames, Student Nurse and back cover lists Judy Bolton thru Mark on the Mirror. 213 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in a good dust jacket (usual rather severe toning to the pages, corners bumped, overall edgewear to dj, and rubbing and fraying at folds, but still intact, with quite a bit of vintage appeal)

    Book ID: 66723
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  • BEVERLY GRAY'S ASSIGNMENT: The Beverly Gray Series #17. by Blank, Clair.
    Blank, Clair.
    BEVERLY GRAY'S ASSIGNMENT: The Beverly Gray Series #17.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1947). dj. Hardcover first edition - Plain frontispiece. In teal boards with blue and white cameo endpapers. . Lists to #16 on front flap. Rear flap lists 17 Judy Bolton titles, and the back cover of the dj lists 19 Nancy Drew titles. 254 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in a good dust jacket (usual rather severe toning to the pages, minor edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 66727
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  • Blank, Clair (Clarissa Mabel Blank Moyer, 1915-1965)
    BEVERLY GRAY AT THE WORLD'S FAIR: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #6.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1935). Hardcover first edition - After Lois leaves for Paris, Beverly, Connie and Lenora travel to Chicago to see the World's Fair - the Internation Exposition held from 1933-1934 - where they have many adventures - including helping to solve a murder they witnessed. When this series was taken over by Grosset and Dunlap in 1938, this title was dropped because it was felt that it was too easily dated and because of possible confusion with the coming New York World's Fair, making this the most difficult to find of this series, and one of the scarcest of all girls series books, as well as causing confusion i the numbering of the series and…

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    New York: A. L. Burt, (1935). Hardcover first edition - After Lois leaves for Paris, Beverly, Connie and Lenora travel to Chicago to see the World's Fair - the Internation Exposition held from 1933-1934 - where they have many adventures - including helping to solve a murder they witnessed. When this series was taken over by Grosset and Dunlap in 1938, this title was dropped because it was felt that it was too easily dated and because of possible confusion with the coming New York World's Fair, making this the most difficult to find of this series, and one of the scarcest of all girls series books, as well as causing confusion i the numbering of the series and in the loss of continuity in the story line. Glossy frontispiece, lists to self on copyright page, blue and white Chadwick Hall endpapers. Top edge tinted dark blue. 250 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in gray cloth with black lettering - some toning to the spine, a bit of fraying to the ends of the spine, but overall a straight, tight and clean copy. Small bookstore stamp (Gardner's Book Shop in Stockton) on rear endpaper.

    Book ID: 81062
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  • THE KHAKI GIRLS IN VICTORY, #4 in series. by Brooks, Edna,
    Brooks, Edna,
    THE KHAKI GIRLS IN VICTORY, #4 in series.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1920). Hardcover first edition - The fourth and last book in this series set during the Great War, the story of two American girls - Joan Mason, an enthusiastic motor girl, and Valerie Warde, a society debutante - who volunteered to serve in the Motor Corps (a fifth book is announced at the end of this volume, but was never published). In this book, the girls go to Paris to celebrate the end of the war. Glossy frontispiece. 212 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated tan cloth.

    Book ID: 69417
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  • MAXIE IN THE JUNGLE or The Temple of the Incas (Maxie # 6) by Gardner, Elise Bell (1895-1994) (pseudonym Janet Jamieson)
    Gardner, Elise Bell (1895-1994) (pseudonym Janet Jamieson)
    MAXIE IN THE JUNGLE or The Temple of the Incas (Maxie # 6)

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1937). Hardcover first edition - Set in Venezuela, this is the 6th book in this series of adventures set in Caribbean and Latin America, featuring Maxie, a young American girl who "has the ability of turning every event in her life into the most absorbing and astounding adventures, and when she is sent to visit her only other Uncle in the British West Indies, it proves to be the beginning of not only an entirely new mode of living, but a series of tremendously thrilling adventures and stirring deeds that every girl will thoroughly enjoy." The author, a war bride who came to Canada after World War I, had spent part of her…

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    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1937). Hardcover first edition - Set in Venezuela, this is the 6th book in this series of adventures set in Caribbean and Latin America, featuring Maxie, a young American girl who "has the ability of turning every event in her life into the most absorbing and astounding adventures, and when she is sent to visit her only other Uncle in the British West Indies, it proves to be the beginning of not only an entirely new mode of living, but a series of tremendously thrilling adventures and stirring deeds that every girl will thoroughly enjoy." The author, a war bride who came to Canada after World War I, had spent part of her childhood in Trinidad, and also travelled to the West Indies again and so she knew the area well. Glossy frontispiece by Russell Tandy. Lists to self both at the front of the book and in the ads at the rear. 209 pp plus 3 pp publisher's ads.

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    Condition: Very good overall in blue cloth with black lettering and illustration on front cover (slight spine slant, some wear to edges of boards, prev owner's name and usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 64555
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  • MAXIE AND THE GOLDEN BIRD; or, The Mysterious Council of Seven (Maxie # 7) by Gardner, Elise Bell (1895-1994) (pseudonym Janet Jamieson)
    Gardner, Elise Bell (1895-1994) (pseudonym Janet Jamieson)
    MAXIE AND THE GOLDEN BIRD; or, The Mysterious Council of Seven (Maxie # 7)

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1939). Hardcover first edition - The seventh and final book in this series of adventures set in Caribbean and Latin America, featuring Maxie, a young American girl who "has the ability of turning every event in her life into the most absorbing and astounding adventures, and when she is sent to visit her only other Uncle in the British West Indies, it proves to be the beginning of not only an entirely new mode of living, but a series of tremendously thrilling adventures and stirring deeds that every girl will thoroughly enjoy." In this book, Maxie has just gotten her pilot's license. The author, a war bride who came to Canada after World…

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    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1939). Hardcover first edition - The seventh and final book in this series of adventures set in Caribbean and Latin America, featuring Maxie, a young American girl who "has the ability of turning every event in her life into the most absorbing and astounding adventures, and when she is sent to visit her only other Uncle in the British West Indies, it proves to be the beginning of not only an entirely new mode of living, but a series of tremendously thrilling adventures and stirring deeds that every girl will thoroughly enjoy." In this book, Maxie has just gotten her pilot's license. The author, a war bride who came to Canada after World War I, had spent part of her childhood in Trinidad, and also travelled to the West Indies again and so she knew the area well. Glossy frontispiece.. Lists to self both at the front of the book and in the ads at the rear. 210 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

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    Condition: Very good overall in blue cloth with black lettering and illustration on front cover (gift inscription dated 1943)

    Book ID: 76508
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  • CATHALINA AT GREYCLIFF, #1. by Grove, Harriet Pyne (1866-1939)
    Grove, Harriet Pyne (1866-1939)
    CATHALINA AT GREYCLIFF, #1.

    Edition: First or early printing.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1923). Hardcover first edition - "Stories of Adventure, Fun, Study and Personalities of Girls attending Greycliff School." Glossy frontispiece. Lists the first five books in the series at the front of the book (all issued in 1923. 256 pp. A rather uncommon series.

    Condition: Good in light green illustrated boards with dark green and red - fraying at ends of spine, toning to the pages, shelfwear, corners bumped)

    Book ID: 78373
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  • THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF WYANDOTTE CAMP #11. by Grove, Harriet Pyne (series started by Hildegarde Frey)
    Grove, Harriet Pyne (series started by Hildegarde Frey)
    THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF WYANDOTTE CAMP #11.

    Edition: Probable first edition

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1931). Hardcover first edition - One of the last two titles in this series, one of the longest running series featuring Camp Fire girls. The first 10 books were originally written by Hildegarde Frey between 1916 - 1920 and the final two were both published in 1931 with Grove as the author. Glossy frontispiece. 254 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall in light green cloth with red and black illustration on the front cover (missing the front free endpaper, no dj, but otherwise tight, clean and quite attractive) An uncommon title in this series.

    Book ID: 62910
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  • THE MYSTERY OF THE LOCKED ROOM: The Dana Girls Mystery Series #7. by Keene, Carolyn (Mildred Wirt Benson.)
    Keene, Carolyn (Mildred Wirt Benson.)
    THE MYSTERY OF THE LOCKED ROOM: The Dana Girls Mystery Series #7.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1938.). Hardcover first edition - This series features sisters Jean and Louise Dana, who attend Starhurst Academy, and was written under the same Stratemeyer house pseudonym as that used for the Nancy Drew series - in fact, the names of the Dana Girls' guardians - Uncle Ned and Aunt Harriet - refer to the Ed Stratemayer and his daughter Harriet. Dark green and white illustrated endpapers, green tinting to the top edge, glossy frontispiece by Frederick Warren. Lists to this title at the front of the book and on the front flap of the dust jacket and it lists to Nancy Drew The Haunted Bridge (1937) on the rear flap of the dj and in the front of the book. 218 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in bright magenta boards in a very good dust jacket (sunning to the spine of the dj and light edgewear) Uncommon in the first edition and in this condition.

    Book ID: 73422
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  • WAR WINGS FOR CAROL. by O'Malley, Patricia.,
    O'Malley, Patricia.,
    WAR WINGS FOR CAROL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1943. dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in Dodd Mead's uncommon "Career Book" series, which are notable for being written by women who are active in the fields about which they write. This novel is set against the backdrop of World War II: When Carol has to postpone her wedding, because her fiance was sent on a secret mission for the Army, she takes a new job with New England Airlines in Maine. In addition to telling Carol's adventures, this describes the work that the airlines were doing in keeping our armies supplied with food, guns and ammunition. 279 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (gift inscription on front pastedown, edgewear and small chips to the scarce dj)

    Book ID: 70697
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  • DOROTHY DALE'S ENGAGEMENT, #12 in series. by Penrose, Margaret.
    Penrose, Margaret.
    DOROTHY DALE'S ENGAGEMENT, #12 in series.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1917). Hardcover first edition - A title in the first girls' series - "one of the most popular series of books for girls ever published" - produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate and using a house name as the author. "Dorothy Dale is the daughter of an old Civil War veteran who is running a weekly newspaper in a small Eastern town. When her father falls sick, the girl shows what she can to do to support the family." Glossy frontispiece, and three inserted glossy plates. Lists to self at front of book. 248 pp.plus 4 pp publisher's ads

    Condition: Fair condition only - missing front endpaper, both hinges cracked, some fraying to the ends of the spine, but overall a good reading copy of a rather hard-to-find title.

    Book ID: 71326
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  • GLENLOCH GIRLS' CLUB, #3 in series. by Remick, Grace M.
    Remick, Grace M.
    GLENLOCH GIRLS' CLUB, #3 in series.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1911. Hardcover first edition - The third book in this four book series - After a year abroad with her father, Ruth returns to Glenloch in Massachusetts where she will live with her uncle and aunt. One of the Social Six Girls has gone to California, but a new girl has come to town. Illustrated by Ada Clendenin Williamson with a frontispiece with tissue guard and six internal glossy plates. 367 pp. Final page notes that "At Camp" is "in press" - it was actually publised as "At Camp West."

    Condition: Very good in light green cloth with pasted on illustration on front cover, white lettering, pale green and white endpapers (hinges cracking, but binding is still sturdy, prev owner's name on blank prelim, tear to first two leaves) Overall an attractive copy of a rather uncommon girls series book,

    Book ID: 83923
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  • CAROLINE AT COLLEGE, #2 in series. by Richards, Lela Horne.
    Richards, Lela Horne.
    CAROLINE AT COLLEGE, #2 in series.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1922. Hardcover first edition - The uncommon second book in this three volume series - in this, Caroline leaves her home to attend college at the University of California in Berkeley. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three glossy internal plates by M. L. Greer. 308 pp.

    Condition: Good only in illustrated green cloth (some spine slant, gift inscription dated Christmas 1922, other minor wear)

    Book ID: 68791
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  • POLLY LEARNS TO FLY: The Polly Brewster Series #14. by Roy, Lillian Elizabeth (1868 - 1932)
    Roy, Lillian Elizabeth (1868 - 1932)
    POLLY LEARNS TO FLY: The Polly Brewster Series #14.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1932.). Hardcover first edition - A hard -to-find later title in this interesting series written for older girls, featuring Polly Brewster, who grew up on a ranch in Colorado, and her friend Eleanor Maynard. This title does include some specific information on learning how to fly, but it is also the one in which she gets married and takes off in a small plane on their honeymoon. Includes bit of early feminist thought as Polly scolds her sister-in-law, a former teacher, for not taking more of an interest in things outside the home. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three internal glossy plates by Russell H. Tandy.. 216 pp plus 2 pp of publisher's advertisements. Windowpane endpapers.

    Condition: Good in blue cloth with dark blue lettering (corners slightly bumped, spine faded, but title is still legible), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68269
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  • THE VANISHING OCTANT MYSTERY. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE VANISHING OCTANT MYSTERY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1949. dj. Hardcover first edition - Seaman's hard-to-find last book, a mystery inspired by a navigator's octant, bearing the inscription 'Tower Hill, London, April 1778' which she found washed up on the beach after a storm. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Ursula Koering. 206 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good+ dust jacket. Minor edgewear to the dustjacket, but overall an exceptionally attractive copy of a rather scarce book.

    Book ID: 76830
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  • SECRET OF TATE'S BEACH by Seaman, Augusta Huiell
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell
    SECRET OF TATE'S BEACH

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: The Century Co., (1926). dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set on the remote New Jersey coast. Despite the fact that this had several printings, it remains one of Seaman's more difficult to find titles in any edition. It is also an interesting and popular story which involves 2 shipwrecks - one long ago, and one 18 years before the time of the story - and a lost treasure. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates (as a side comment, a couple of the plates show our young heroine on the beach in dainty high heeled pumps; the more realistic story has the girls changing into their 'tie-ups' before venturing off.) Bound…

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    New York: The Century Co., (1926). dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set on the remote New Jersey coast. Despite the fact that this had several printings, it remains one of Seaman's more difficult to find titles in any edition. It is also an interesting and popular story which involves 2 shipwrecks - one long ago, and one 18 years before the time of the story - and a lost treasure. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates (as a side comment, a couple of the plates show our young heroine on the beach in dainty high heeled pumps; the more realistic story has the girls changing into their 'tie-ups' before venturing off.) Bound in tan cloth with black lettering and illustration with a green background on front cover and spine. 306 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket. The popularity of Seaman's books means that it is uncommon for the earlier titles to be found in dustjacket at all (previous owner's name on front endpaper, some chipping and wear to the dj at the ends of the spine, tear along side of spine)

    Book ID: 70992
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  • THE DRAGON'S SECRET. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE DRAGON'S SECRET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Century Co., 1921. Hardcover first edition - Story set on the lonely coast of New Jersey during the month of October, involving 2 girls who become friends as they try to solve the mystery of an unusual casket they found buried in the sand. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea with a frontispiece and 3 glossy internal plates. 253 pp. Bound in gray-green cloth with yellow lettering on the spine and front cover, and a silhouetted illustration of two girls and a dog on the front cover, a small dragon on the spine.

    Condition: Very good condition (some minor wear to covers, and gift inscription on front endpaper dated Dec 1, 1921, but overall a tight and clean copy of a rather uncommon Seaman title.)

    Book ID: 69745
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  • Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE SHADOW ON THE DIAL.

    Edition: Probable first edition.

    New York: The Century Co., (1927.). Hardcover first edition - Gift inscription dated January, 1928, so if not a first, a very early printing. The last of Seaman's mysteries to be published by Century. Mystery involving an antebellum mansion known as Pettigrew's Folly near the South Carolina coast - and a broken sundial, treasure buried to hide it from Sherman's raiders, and a hurricane. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three inserted plates by Manning de Vere Lee (illustrator not identified on title page, but the plates are signed.) 224 pp.

    Condition: Fair copy only in aqua cloth with black and yellow illustrated front cover - all the flaws one would expect to find in a children's book which has been read many times: hinges cracked, some corners dogeared, soiling and wear to cloth covers, some fraying at ends of the spine, closed tears on pp 11-12, 33-36, but still a good reading copy of one of Seaman's more difficult to find books.

    Book ID: 35291
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  • THE MYSTERY OF THE OTHER HOUSE. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE MYSTERY OF THE OTHER HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1947. Hardcover first edition - Seaman's second to last book, set against the background of New York in the 1870's. In her brief author's note Seaman refers to legends found in old New York City histories which tell of an elderly gentleman who living in Greenwich Village who was rumored to be the Lost Dauphin. The model for the 'other house' in the story was The Old Merchant's House on East Fourth St. Red and cream illustrated endpapers, frontispiece. Author's note. 211 pp

    Condition: Very good condition overall in tan cloth boards - bookplate on front endpaper, corners slightly bumped, otherwise clean and tight.

    Book ID: 71288
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  • Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE SHADOW ON THE DIAL.

    Edition: Probable first edition.

    New York: The Century Co., (1927.). Hardcover first edition - The last of Seaman's mysteries to be published by Century. Mystery involving an antebellum mansion known as Pettigrew's Folly near the South Carolina coast - and a broken sundial, treasure buried to hide it from Sherman's raiders, and a hurricane. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three inserted plates by Manning de Vere Lee (illustrator not identified on title page, but the plates are signed.) 224 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in aqua cloth with black and yellow illustrated front cover - frontispiece has been tipped in, loss of a crescent-shaped piece of cloth at bottom of spine, front board is slightly bent, but clean contents. A decent copy of a hard-to-find book.

    Book ID: 35292
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  • A BOOK OF MYSTERIES: Three Baffling Tales - The River Acres Riddle, Cat's Cradle and The Hexagonal Chest. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    A BOOK OF MYSTERIES: Three Baffling Tales - The River Acres Riddle, Cat's Cradle and The Hexagonal Chest.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1929. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon first edition of this title (it was later reissued several times under the title of the long first story, "River Acres Riddle." ). Illustrated by Kurt Wiese with a black and white frontispiece with touches of green, small vignettes at the beginning of each story. 224 pp

    Condition: Good only in green cloth with black lettering (sunning to the spine, spine slant., previous owner's name dated 1931 on front endpaper and other later penciled notations/doodling )

    Book ID: 34753
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  • THE DRAGON'S SECRET. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE DRAGON'S SECRET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Century Co., 1921. Hardcover first edition - Story set on the lonely coast of New Jersey during the month of October, involving 2 girls who become friends as they try to solve the mystery of an unusual casket they found buried in the sand. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates. 253 pp. Bound in gray-green cloth with yellow lettering on the spine and front cover, and a silhouetted illustration of two girls and a dog on the front cover, a small dragon on the spine.

    Condition: Very good- condition (some spine slant, a bit of fraying at ends of spine, but overall a tight and clean copy of a rather uncommon Seaman title.)

    Book ID: 43361
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  • WHISPERS AT DAWN or The Eye: A Mystery Story for Boys #17. by Snell, Roy J. (1878-1959)
    Snell, Roy J. (1878-1959)
    WHISPERS AT DAWN or The Eye: A Mystery Story for Boys #17.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: Reilly & Lee, (1934) dj. Hardcover first edition - A rather uncommon Snell title - a story involving the magic that electricity can create, featuring the young detective Johnny Thompson. Lists to itself on the rear flap of the dust jacket and the Girls Mystery Books list through The Phantom Violin (also 1934). 247 pp.

    Condition: Very good in burgundy cloth with black lettering in a good overall dust jacket with a wraparound illustration (price-clipped, edgewear and chipping to the dj) ,

    Book ID: 79770
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  • MOLLY BROWN'S ORCHARD HOME. Molly Brown series #6 by Speed, Nell (1878-1913) , Emma (Keats) Speed Sampson (1868-1947)
    Speed, Nell (1878-1913) , Emma (Keats) Speed Sampson (1868-1947)
    MOLLY BROWN'S ORCHARD HOME. Molly Brown series #6

    Edition: First or early edition.

    New York: Hurst and Company, (1915). Hardcover first edition - The sixth book in this series which follow a poor girl from Kentucky to college at a woman's school in Massachusetts and afterwards. The first four book in the series were written by Nell Speed, and the final four by her sister Emma Speed Sampson after her death, but still under the name of Nell Speed. While containing many of the stereotypical attitudes of the day, this series is unusual in the range of friends she makes at college - including an ardent suffragist and a young woman from Japan. This book opens with Molly and her mother setting off for Paris - no longer quite so poor, since…

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    New York: Hurst and Company, (1915). Hardcover first edition - The sixth book in this series which follow a poor girl from Kentucky to college at a woman's school in Massachusetts and afterwards. The first four book in the series were written by Nell Speed, and the final four by her sister Emma Speed Sampson after her death, but still under the name of Nell Speed. While containing many of the stereotypical attitudes of the day, this series is unusual in the range of friends she makes at college - including an ardent suffragist and a young woman from Japan. This book opens with Molly and her mother setting off for Paris - no longer quite so poor, since oil was found on a piece of land her mother inherited. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three internal glossy half-tone plates by Charles L. Wrenn.

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    Condition: Very good in grey illustrated boards, with burgundy and light blue in the illustration, white lettering on front cover, red on spine (minor sunning to spine, corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 83967
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  • THE YELLOW PHANTOM: Judy Bolton Mystery #6. by Sutton, Margaret.
    Sutton, Margaret.
    THE YELLOW PHANTOM: Judy Bolton Mystery #6.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1933.) dj. Hardcover first edition - My favorite series as a young girl: I liked them for the realism: Judy starts out as a high school girl, has some of the usual problems all kids encounter including misunderstandings among friends, etc, is a little older and more mature in each book - in fact, she gets married, and eventually she and her husband even adopt a child. Although I didn't know any of the history of the series at the time I was reading them, the "mysteries" are mostly based on actual events, the town is the town where Sutton grew up and unlike most of the other series books published by Grosset and…

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    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1933.) dj. Hardcover first edition - My favorite series as a young girl: I liked them for the realism: Judy starts out as a high school girl, has some of the usual problems all kids encounter including misunderstandings among friends, etc, is a little older and more mature in each book - in fact, she gets married, and eventually she and her husband even adopt a child. Although I didn't know any of the history of the series at the time I was reading them, the "mysteries" are mostly based on actual events, the town is the town where Sutton grew up and unlike most of the other series books published by Grosset and Dunlap, this was not part of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Margaret Sutton was a real woman, writing under her own name. Because of the opposition of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, this series did not have the extensive reprinting that the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys had. 210 pp plus 6 pages of advertisements at rear of book, including the Judy Bolton series listing to only #4. Glossy frontispiece and three internal glossy plates by Pelagie Doane, burgundy topstain.

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    Condition: Very good in the hard to find in the thicker original format bound in lime green cloth with pink illustrated 'staircase' endpapers (some wear to the covers)

    Book ID: 69908
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  • THE INVISIBLE CHIMES: Judy Bolton #3. by Sutton, Margaret
    Sutton, Margaret
    THE INVISIBLE CHIMES: Judy Bolton #3.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1932.). Hardcover first edition - The third book in this mystery series (the first 3 were all issued in 1932), which is in many ways, more realistic than most such series. Judy starts out as a high school girl, has some of the usual problems all kids encounter including misunderstandings among friends, etc, is a little older and more mature in each book - in fact, she gets married, and eventually she and her husband even adopt a child. The "mysteries" are mostly based on actual events, the town is the town where Sutton grew up and unlike most of the other series books published by Grosset and Dunlap, this was not part of…

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    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1932.). Hardcover first edition - The third book in this mystery series (the first 3 were all issued in 1932), which is in many ways, more realistic than most such series. Judy starts out as a high school girl, has some of the usual problems all kids encounter including misunderstandings among friends, etc, is a little older and more mature in each book - in fact, she gets married, and eventually she and her husband even adopt a child. The "mysteries" are mostly based on actual events, the town is the town where Sutton grew up and unlike most of the other series books published by Grosset and Dunlap, this was not part of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Margaret Sutton was a real woman, writing under her own name. Because of the opposition of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, this series did not have the extensive reprinting that the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys had. Illustrated by Pelagie Doane with a glossy frontispiece and three inserted plates. 213 pp. plus 3 pp publisher's ads. Lists to self and Nancy Drew Mysterious Letter at back of book,. ISBN: B07MJRFJY9.

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    Condition: Good+ condition in the original thicker light green format with magenta endpapers with the 'flashlight' illustration (a bit of insect damage to lower corner of textblock,sunning to the spine, prev owner's name dated in 1933), no dj.

    Book ID: 63747
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