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  • THE AIRPLANE GIRL AND THE MYSTERY OF SEAL ISLANDS, #3 in series. by Bardwell, Harrison (pseudonym of Edith Janice E. J. Craine)
    Bardwell, Harrison (pseudonym of Edith Janice E. J. Craine)
    THE AIRPLANE GIRL AND THE MYSTERY OF SEAL ISLANDS, #3 in series.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: World Syndicate Publishing Co. (1931.). Hardcover - The third book in the Airplane Girl series (originally published as the Girl Sky Pilot series) . As Brodogan comments in her monograph on "Flying Girls, Super Sleuths." . "In the moment before aviation was commercialized, and social limits were officially imposed, a number of significant girlsÕ aviation series books slipped past cultural gatekeepers and emerged onto the reading scene." This series was one of several in the early 1930s, most quite uncommon now. It is a mix of realism and the improbable - Roberta Langwell finds herself kidnapped and her plane taken over by seal poachers who are operating from an island in the Bering Sea. Unlike most juvenile…

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    New York: World Syndicate Publishing Co. (1931.). Hardcover - The third book in the Airplane Girl series (originally published as the Girl Sky Pilot series) . As Brodogan comments in her monograph on "Flying Girls, Super Sleuths." . "In the moment before aviation was commercialized, and social limits were officially imposed, a number of significant girlsÕ aviation series books slipped past cultural gatekeepers and emerged onto the reading scene." This series was one of several in the early 1930s, most quite uncommon now. It is a mix of realism and the improbable - Roberta Langwell finds herself kidnapped and her plane taken over by seal poachers who are operating from an island in the Bering Sea. Unlike most juvenile series, this ends abruptly with Roberta still imprisoned on the island, although her means of escaping seems to be at hand. 223 pp.

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    Condition: Good only condition in blue cloth (corners bumped, rather severe toning to the pages, slight spine slant and some wear to the covers)

    Book ID: 68919
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  • THE ADVENTURE GIRLS IN THE AIR, #2 in series. by Blank, Claire (Clarissa Mabel Blank Moyer, 1915-1965)
    Blank, Claire (Clarissa Mabel Blank Moyer, 1915-1965)
    THE ADVENTURE GIRLS IN THE AIR, #2 in series.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Akron, Ohio: Saalfield Publishing Co., (c1936). Hardcover - The second book in this series of only 3 books by the author best known for the Beverly Gray series. In this book, Gale Howard and the orher Adventure Girls, members of the senior class of Marchton High, see an airplane crash and go to the pilot's assistance. Several weeks later, Gale rides with the young pilot Brent when he flies her father to Canada on business. On the return trip, Brent's plane crashes. While Brent goes for help, Gale disappears, a victim of amnesia. Frontispiece. 255 pp.

    Condition: Good in dark green cloth with black lettering (rather severe toning to the pages, prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 68788
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  • THE ADVENTURE GIRLS IN THE AIR, #2 in series. by Blank, Claire (Clarissa Mabel Blank Moyer, 1915-1965)
    Blank, Claire (Clarissa Mabel Blank Moyer, 1915-1965)
    THE ADVENTURE GIRLS IN THE AIR, #2 in series.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Akron, Ohio: Saalfield Publishing Co., (c1936). Hardcover - The second book in this series of only 3 books by the author best known for the Beverly Gray series. In this book, Gale Howard and the orher Adventure Girls, members of the senior class of Marchton High, see an airplane crash and go to the pilot's assistance. Several weeks later, Gale rides with the young pilot Brent when he flies her father to Canada on business. On the return trip, Brent's plane crashes. While Brent goes for help, Gale disappears, a victim of amnesia. Frontispiece. 255 pp.

    Condition: Good in dark blue cloth with black lettering (rather severe toning to the pages, gift inscription)

    Book ID: 71271
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  • THE ADVENTURE GIRLS IN THE AIR, #2 in series. by Blank, Claire (Clarissa Mabel Blank Moyer, 1915-1965)
    Blank, Claire (Clarissa Mabel Blank Moyer, 1915-1965)
    THE ADVENTURE GIRLS IN THE AIR, #2 in series.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1936). Hardcover - The second book in this series of only 3 books by the author best known for the Beverly Gray series. In this book, Gale Howard and the orher Adventure Girls, members of the senior class of Marchton High, see an airplane crash and go to the pilot's assistance. Several weeks later, Gale rides with the young pilot Brent when he flies her father to Canada on business. On the return trip, Brent's plane crashes. While Brent goes for help, Gale disappears, a victim of amnesia. Glossy frontispiece. 255 pp. Green and white illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Good in light green cloth with black lettering (some sunning to the spine, corners a bit bumped, but a tight and sturdy copy )

    Book ID: 68904
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  • THE ADVENTURE GIRLS IN THE AIR, #2 in series. by Blank, Claire (Clarissa Mabel Blank Moyer, 1915-1965)
    Blank, Claire (Clarissa Mabel Blank Moyer, 1915-1965)
    THE ADVENTURE GIRLS IN THE AIR, #2 in series.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Akron, Ohio: Saalfield Publishing Co., (1936). Hardcover - The second book in this series of only 3 books by the author best known for the Beverly Gray series. In this book, Gale Howard and the orher Adventure Girls, members of the senior class of Marchton High, see an airplane crash and go to the pilot's assistance. Several weeks later, Gale rides with the young pilot Brent when he flies her father to Canada on business. On the return trip, Brent's plane crashes. While Brent goes for help, Gale disappears, a victim of amnesia. Frontispiece. 255 pp.

    Condition: Good in orange cloth with black lettering (rather severe toning to the pages, front hinge starting, gift inscription dated Christmas 1940)

    Book ID: 68703
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  • THE GIRL AVIATORS' SKY CRUISE, #3 in series. by Burnham, Margaret (1884 -1971)
    Burnham, Margaret (1884 -1971)
    THE GIRL AVIATORS' SKY CRUISE, #3 in series.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, n.d. ( c 1912). Hardcover - The third book in this series featuring the adventures of "girl aviators" Peggy, Jess and Bess, and their brothers Roy and Jimsy - "To most girls a coaching or yachting trip is an adventure. How much more perilous an adventure a "sky cruise" might be is suggested by the title and proved by the story itself. (publisher's ad) 291 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ad. It has been suggested that this series came to end (with only 4 titles) in late 1912 due to several real life fatal airplane crashes of "girl aviators" but that would seem to be contradicted by the fact that Donohue issued later reprints.…

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    Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, n.d. ( c 1912). Hardcover - The third book in this series featuring the adventures of "girl aviators" Peggy, Jess and Bess, and their brothers Roy and Jimsy - "To most girls a coaching or yachting trip is an adventure. How much more perilous an adventure a "sky cruise" might be is suggested by the title and proved by the story itself. (publisher's ad) 291 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ad. It has been suggested that this series came to end (with only 4 titles) in late 1912 due to several real life fatal airplane crashes of "girl aviators" but that would seem to be contradicted by the fact that Donohue issued later reprints. Still a fascinating look at a time when young women were taking to the air, even though they had still achieved the right to vote.

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    Condition: Good overall in olive green cloth with darker green lettering and small illustration of a plane (previous owner's name, front hinge cracking, usual toning to pages)

    Book ID: 83914
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  • THE GIRL AVIATORS' MOTOR BUTTERFLY, #4 in series. by Burnham, Margaret (1884 -1971)
    Burnham, Margaret (1884 -1971)
    THE GIRL AVIATORS' MOTOR BUTTERFLY, #4 in series.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, (ca 1930, c 1912). Hardcover - The fourth and final book in this series featuring the adventures of "girl aviators" Peggy, Jess and Bess, and their brothers Roy and Jimsy - in this, they set off in a group of four planes to North Carolina. "The delicacy of flight suggested by the word 'butterfly,' the mechanical power implied by 'motor,' the ability to control assured by the title 'aviator,' all combined with the personality and enthusiasm of girls themselves, make this story one for any girl or other reader 'to go crazy over.'" (publisher's ad) Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three internal plain paper plates by Charles Wrenn. 307 pp plus 7 pp publisher's ad.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with black and red illustrations and lettering (sunning to spine)

    Book ID: 76186
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  • A GIRL CAN DREAM. by Cavanna, Betty.
    Cavanna, Betty.
    A GIRL CAN DREAM.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: Westminster Press, (1958). Hardcover first edition - A rather uncommon early title by Cavanna - a sixteen year old high school girl wins flying lessons as a prize. Frontispiece, illustrated endpapers. 189 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in brown cloth with considerable shelfwear and fraying to the edges, From a school library with a few stamps. no dust jacket. .

    Book ID: 68696
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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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  • LINDA CARLTON' ISLAND ADVENTURE. by Lavell, Edith.
    Lavell, Edith.
    LINDA CARLTON' ISLAND ADVENTURE.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Akron, Ohio: Saalfield Publishing Co., (c 1931). Hardcover - The third title in the series - Linda has now obtained her commercial license and has accepted a job as a cropduster in Georgia. On the way there, her plane is intercepted by pirates and she is kidnapped. Plain frontispiece. 282 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in blue cloth with black lettering (usual rather severe toning to the pages. margin of first leaf cut off affecting a few words towards the bottom, missing rear free endpaper,), no dj

    Book ID: 71717
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  • ON ADVENTURE ISLAND: The Girl Flyer Series #2. by Moyer, Bess.
    Moyer, Bess.
    ON ADVENTURE ISLAND: The Girl Flyer Series #2.

    Edition: First or early edition.

    Chicago: Goldsmith Publishing, (1932) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second of two books in this series, both published in 1932 and featuring twins Terry and Prim, who have been taught to fly by their father. In this they set out across the southern seas and find themselves captive on a mysterious island. 119 pp.

    Condition: Good only in a good dust jacket (usual rather severe toning to the pagesgift inscription, and some penciled scribbles on blank pages at end, several chips and tears to the dj)

    Book ID: 75765
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  • GYPSIES OF THE AIR: The Girl Flyer Series #1. by Moyer, Bess.
    Moyer, Bess.
    GYPSIES OF THE AIR: The Girl Flyer Series #1.

    Edition: First or early edition.

    Chicago: Goldsmith Publishing, (1932) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first of two books in this series, both published in 1932 and featuring twins Terry and Prim, who have been taught to fly by their father. When two of their friends, who were planning to hop across the Atlantic, never arrive in Newfoundland, the girls go looking for them. 121 pp.

    Condition: Good only in a good dust jacket (usual rather severe toning to the pages, several chips and tears to the dj)

    Book ID: 63973
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  • GYPSIES OF THE AIR: The Girl Flyer Series #1. by Moyer, Bess,
    Moyer, Bess,
    GYPSIES OF THE AIR: The Girl Flyer Series #1.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Chicago: Goldsmith Publishing, (1932.). Hardcover - The first book in the short-lived Girl Flyer series. 121 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in blue cloth with black lettering (usual toning to the pages, some wear to the covers.) Pencilled gift inscription dated Christmas 1935.

    Book ID: 48751
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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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  • 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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  • POLLY AND HER FRIENDS ABROAD: The Polly Brewster Series #4. by Roy, Lillian Elizabeth (1868 - 1932)
    Roy, Lillian Elizabeth (1868 - 1932)
    POLLY AND HER FRIENDS ABROAD: The Polly Brewster Series #4.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1932.). Hardcover - The fourth 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. In this book, Polly and her friends travel to Europe. . Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three internal glossy plates by H. S. Barbour. 302 pp plus 10 pp of publisher's advertisements.

    Condition: Good in blue cloth with light green lettering (corners slightly bumped, frontispiece and two internal plates detached but still present), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69407
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  • DOROTHY DIXON SOLVES THE CONWAY CASE #3. by Wayne, Dorothy (pseudonym of Noel Sainsbury)
    Wayne, Dorothy (pseudonym of Noel Sainsbury)
    DOROTHY DIXON SOLVES THE CONWAY CASE #3.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Chicago: Goldsmith Publishing, (1933.) dj. Hardcover - One of a series of books featuring teenage aviatrix Dorothy Dixon. Although these books were supposedly written by Noel Sainsbury's wife Dorothy, he was actually the author - and Bill Bolton, the character from one of Sainsbury's series, makes an appearance in each of these books. 252 pp.

    Condition: Good in orange cloth with black lettering in a good only dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, edgewear and chipping to the dj)

    Book ID: 70698
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  • DOROTHY DIXON WINS HER WINGS #1. by Wayne, Dorothy (pseudonym of Noel Sainsbury)
    Wayne, Dorothy (pseudonym of Noel Sainsbury)
    DOROTHY DIXON WINS HER WINGS #1.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Chicago: Goldsmith Publishing, (1933.). Hardcover - First book in this series featuring teenage aviatrix Dorothy Dixon. The young aviator Bill Bolton and his father are neighbors now of Dorothy and her father, and after Bill rescues her when he sailboat capsizes, he agrees to give her flying lessons. In addition to learning to fly, Bill and Dorothy track down a gang of bank robbers. Although these books were supposedly written by Noel Sainsbury's wife Dorothy, he was actually the author who "made Bill Bolton famous" as the main character from another one of his series. Comment in this book that Dorothy was named for Sainsbury's wife. 249 pp.plus 3 pp publisher's ads .

    Condition: Good condition in tan tweed patterned boards with black lettering (usual toning to the pages, corners slightly bumped, previous owner's name), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76057
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  • DOROTHY DIXON AND THE MYSTERY PLANE #2. by Wayne, Dorothy (pseudonym of Noel Sainsbury)
    Wayne, Dorothy (pseudonym of Noel Sainsbury)
    DOROTHY DIXON AND THE MYSTERY PLANE #2.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Chicago: Goldsmith Publishing, (1933.). Hardcover - Second book in this series featuring teenage aviatrix Dorothy Dixon. In this one, she has obtained her pilot's license and has her own plane - an amphibian. Although these books were supposedly written by Noel Sainsbury's wife Dorothy, he was actually the author - and Bill Bolton, the character from one of his series, makes an appearance in each of these books. 251 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in blue cloth with black lettering (usual toning to the pages, corners slightly bumped), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68354
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  • VICKI FINDS THE ANSWER The Vicki Barr Flight Stewardess Series #2. by Wells, Helen.
    Wells, Helen.
    VICKI FINDS THE ANSWER The Vicki Barr Flight Stewardess Series #2.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (ca 1954, c 1947.) dj. Hardcover - The second book in this popular series, by the author of the Cherry Ames series - a blend of mystery, adventure and romance. "Charming, alert and capable, [Vicki Barr's] career as an air stewardess brings her glamorous friends, loyal roommates and thrilling adventures." In this book, she travels to Mexico and into the heart of a mystery that takes all of her courage and ingenuity to solve. Frontispiece. Green and while illustrated control tower endpapers. Front flap of dust jacket and list at front of book goes to #10 in series. 211 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue tweed covers in a fair only dust jacket (chips, creasing, edgewear, long tear along fold of front flap.)

    Book ID: 81120
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  • THE HIDDEN VALLEY MYSTERY: The Vicki Barr Flight Stewardess Series #3 by Wells, Helen.
    Wells, Helen.
    THE HIDDEN VALLEY MYSTERY: The Vicki Barr Flight Stewardess Series #3

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (ca 1954, c 1948.) dj. Hardcover - The third book in this popular series, by the author of the Cherry Ames series - a blend of mystery, adventure and romance. "Charming, alert and capable, [Vicki Barr's] career as an air stewardess brings her glamorous friends, loyal roommates and thrilling adventures." In this book, she travels to Mexico and into the heart of a mystery that takes all of her courage and ingenuity to solve. Frontispiece. Green and while illustrated control tower endpapers. Front flap of dust jacket lists to#4 in this series, back cover to #10. 218 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (edgewear to the dj, and some loss at the bottom edge of the front cover, tear along fold of front flap.)

    Book ID: 45704
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  • COURAGEOUS WINGS. by Wirt, Mildred.
    Wirt, Mildred.
    COURAGEOUS WINGS.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, (1937). Hardcover first edition - One of two stand-alone aviation books written by Wirt under her own name. Wirt went on to become a pilot herself. In writing about her career she commented that in the aviation stories perhaps she could detect "a long-slumbering personal wish? Until this moment, the motivation which led me, late in life, to become a pilot had gone unrecognized. At an age when wiser persons welcome Social Security, this misguided author took up flying, earned advanced ratings, and presently functions as a commercial pilot, reporter, and aviation columnist for a Toledo newspaper. Significantly, now that I might be better qualified to write aviation fiction, I feel no urge to do…

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    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, (1937). Hardcover first edition - One of two stand-alone aviation books written by Wirt under her own name. Wirt went on to become a pilot herself. In writing about her career she commented that in the aviation stories perhaps she could detect "a long-slumbering personal wish? Until this moment, the motivation which led me, late in life, to become a pilot had gone unrecognized. At an age when wiser persons welcome Social Security, this misguided author took up flying, earned advanced ratings, and presently functions as a commercial pilot, reporter, and aviation columnist for a Toledo newspaper. Significantly, now that I might be better qualified to write aviation fiction, I feel no urge to do so." Illustrated by Frank Lea. Glossy frontispiece. 217 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in red cloth with black lettering. Quite uncommon in the original edition, although the 1940 Books Inc edition is easy to locate.

    Book ID: 62745
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