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MYSTERY OF THE RUBBER BOAT.
Edition: First printing.
New York: D. Appleton-century 1943. dj. Hardcover first edition - One of the last books published by this prolific author of boys' adventure novels and more, and one of his harder-to-find titles. Set during World War II, this is the story of a group of boys in a New England sea-coast town, who belong to the Emergency Service Corps of the Boy Scouts. "Mr. Otis, a neighbor, seems quiet and friendly, but after a tanker is wrecked right off the beach, and strange doings the night of the black-out, and the appearance of a rubber boat on the shore, and other queer happenings, it turns out that he is a vicious spy." Illustrated by Edward Caswell. 260 pp.
Condition: Very good in red cloth with black lettering in a poor dust jacket with several large chips, rubbing, price-clipped.Book ID: 78834More details Price: $30.00
TOM SLADE PICKS A WINNER. #13 in series.
Edition: Early printing.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1924.) dj. Hardcover - After serving as a doughboy in the Great War, Tom Slade, Boy Scout is back at the old campground at Black Lake. Illustrated by Howard L. Hastings with a glossy frontispiece and 3 glossy internal plates. Notation on title page that this was 'published with the approval of the Boy Scouts of America.' 235 pp plus 4 pp advertisements. Lists through #14 in back of book. Bound in olive green cloth with black lettering on spine and brown lettering outlined in black on front. Photographic endpapers. Illustrated dustwrapper with wraparound green band at top and bottom with title and author in yellow lettering.
Condition: Good overall in a good dust jacket (gift inscription dated in 1926, some chipping to all edges of dj, including loss of up to 1 cm at top of spine, wear at folds and discoloration at lower edge of front cover near the spine, affecting the book slightly.) Despite the flaws this is quite uncommon in dj.Book ID: 79888More details Price: $45.00