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  • Dean, Graham M.
    THE FRONT PAGE MYSTERY.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, n.d. (c 1931.) dj. Hardcover - A newspaper mystery thriller for young adults. Illustrated by Manning De V Lee. 237 pp. Reprint for The Parents' Institute, Inc as a title in the 'Teen-age Mystery Classics' series, no date (only orig copyright), probably late 50's or early 60's, bound in dark blue cloth with red magnifying glass on front cover with 'Teen-age Mystery Classics' inside, red panel with title in dark blue on spine. One of a series of books published in a uniform binding.

    Condition: Very good in dark blue cloth, (slight wear to the cloth covers, contents clean and tight) , no dj,

    Book ID: 39691
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  • Guillot, Rene
    TOM-TOMS IN KOTOKRO

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1957. dj. Hardcover first edition - Story of a boy and his father who are forced to flee for their lives to Africa, but still find themselves in danger, illustrated in black & white by A. Douthwaite.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good dj. (crayon scribbles on endpapers & a few other pages)

    Book ID: 11784
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  • Hughes, Richard.
    HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Time, Inc, (1963.). Reissue of this classic novel, originally published in 1929 and considered one of the best novels ever written about childhood and possibly an influence on such later novels as Golding's Lord of the Flies, with a new introduction by the author. Set in the late 19th century, this is both a poetic and an ironic account of seven young children, on their way to school in England after a hurricane destroyed their home in Jamaica, who wind up on a pirate ship. xiv, 241 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 41303
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  • HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA in 'Life and Letters' August 1929, Vol. III, No.15. by Hughes, Richard (edited by Desmond MacCarthy.)
    Hughes, Richard (edited by Desmond MacCarthy.)
    HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA in 'Life and Letters' August 1929, Vol. III, No.15.

    Edition: First appearance in print of this work.

    London: Life and Letters, 1929. First edition - The first publication of this classic novel, considered one of the best novels ever written about childhood and possibly an influence on such later novels as Golding's Lord of the Flies. Set in the late 19th century, this is both a poetic and an ironic account of seven young children, on their way to school in England after a hurricane destroyed their home in Jamaica, who wind up on a pirate ship. As explained in the editorial by MacCarthy, it had been the intent of this literary journal to devote an entire issue to one controversy or one work - but the editors wanted to be sure that such a work…

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    London: Life and Letters, 1929. First edition - The first publication of this classic novel, considered one of the best novels ever written about childhood and possibly an influence on such later novels as Golding's Lord of the Flies. Set in the late 19th century, this is both a poetic and an ironic account of seven young children, on their way to school in England after a hurricane destroyed their home in Jamaica, who wind up on a pirate ship. As explained in the editorial by MacCarthy, it had been the intent of this literary journal to devote an entire issue to one controversy or one work - but the editors wanted to be sure that such a work would be one of 'unusual merit and originality.' and they felt this novel by Hughes met their requirements. Rather than serializing the novel, they increased the length of the periodical and shortened the novel somewhat so the entire story could be presented in one issue - preceding the publication in book format by Chatto and Windus, but as MacCarthy stated 'no one who reads this abbreviated version can fail to want to possess the book.' pp 82-242. Advertisements.

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    Condition: Fair condition only in red and tan wrappers (spine slant, some soiling to the covers and edges of textblock, previous owner's name on front cover.) Nevertheless, quite uncommon and interesting,

    Book ID: 38614
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  • TWO BOYS IN SOUTH-AMERICAN JUNGLES Or Railroading on the Madeira-Mamore. by Jekyll, Grace B.
    Jekyll, Grace B.
    TWO BOYS IN SOUTH-AMERICAN JUNGLES Or Railroading on the Madeira-Mamore.

    Edition: Fourth printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1938, c 1929) dj. Hardcover - Uncommon novel for older children and young adults written by the wife of a member of the engineering firm - May, Jekyll and Randolph - who were contracted by the wealthy American entrepreneur Percival Farquahar to build the line from the Bolivian border to Porto Velho. As she notes in the preface "day by day, for months, I witnessed its construction." Construction of this now long abandoned Madeira-Mamore Railroad took almost 6 years, from 1907 to 1912, and it became known as the Devil's Railroad because of the thousands of deaths of construction worker. This book tells the story of "two brothers in search of fortune and fame, travel from…

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    New York: Dutton, (1938, c 1929) dj. Hardcover - Uncommon novel for older children and young adults written by the wife of a member of the engineering firm - May, Jekyll and Randolph - who were contracted by the wealthy American entrepreneur Percival Farquahar to build the line from the Bolivian border to Porto Velho. As she notes in the preface "day by day, for months, I witnessed its construction." Construction of this now long abandoned Madeira-Mamore Railroad took almost 6 years, from 1907 to 1912, and it became known as the Devil's Railroad because of the thousands of deaths of construction worker. This book tells the story of "two brothers in search of fortune and fame, travel from New York to Porto Velho, 1,700 miles up the Amazon & Madeira Rivers beyond the last outposts of civilization. The path of adventure takes one of boys to the front line camps, where he has many startling and unusual experiences with poisonous snakes and Indians and is kept captive by a white man on his rubber plantation. "Illustrated with "strong black and white drawings" by Beth Krebs Morris (a frontispiece and 7 internal plates) ix, 167 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in very good- dust jacket (price-clipped, overall edge and some small chips to the dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 78640
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