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  • GAY'S YEAR AT HARFORD HALL. by Aspinwall, Marguerite.
    Aspinwall, Marguerite.
    GAY'S YEAR AT HARFORD HALL.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, (1927) dj. Hardcover - The second novel telling of the adventures of Gay Annersley, niece and adopted daughter of the Jennings, on Sunset Island in the West Indies and at her boarding school. 247 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in beige cloth with dark brown lettering (rather severe toning to the pages, corners bumped, gift inscription) , no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67108
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  • CHUM: JUDITH ANNE. by Lockwood, Eleanor Stanley.
    Lockwood, Eleanor Stanley.
    CHUM: JUDITH ANNE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Milwaukie: Bruce Publishing Company, (1939) dj. Hardcover first edition - An uncommon book for older children. Judith Anne was orphaned at age two, and grew up in her aunt's house - an aunt who did not like her at all - and so she invents Chum, an imaginary friend whom she can confide in. At twelve, she is sent to a convent school in Canada - and finds it unexpectedly delightful. For the first time, she can be a normal girl, sometimes rebellious, sometimes full of mischief, and sometimes loving. Illustrated with drawings by Frank Marasco. 262 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth in a fair only dust jacket, with large chips at the bottom of the spine and on the back cover of the dj (gift inscription dated in 1940). Scarce in dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70685
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  • THE CHINESE GARDEN. by Manning, Rosemary (1911-1988)
    Manning, Rosemary (1911-1988)
    THE CHINESE GARDEN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1963) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, set at a rigid girls' boarding school where a regime of cold water, drafts, outdoor drill and bad food prevailed, a story of "a young world corrupted by hypocrisy and deceit." 159 pp. Dust jacket by Ellen Raskin.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 68378
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  • STAND BEFORE YOUR GOD. by Watkins, Paul.
    Watkins, Paul.
    STAND BEFORE YOUR GOD.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (1994). Hardcover first edition - "A boarding school memoir" - The first nonfiction book by this acclaimed novelist, born in the United States, but who was abruptly dropped off at the Dragon School in Oxford, followed by a stay at Eton, and found himself having to adjust to world very different than he expected. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-679420568.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79434
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