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  • THE UNSEEN ENEMY. by Baxter, Betty.
    Baxter, Betty.
    THE UNSEEN ENEMY.

    Edition: Hardcover

    Chicago: Goldsmith Publishing, (1938.) dj. Hardcover - A mystery for older girls, A first or early printing. 250 pp.

    Condition: Good in a good dust jacket (usual rather severe toning to the pages, several tears and edgewear to the dj, missing approx 1 inch from the bottom of the spine).

    Book ID: 62573
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  • THE MISSING HALF. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE MISSING HALF.

    Edition: Early reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, nd. (c 1941.) dj. Hardcover - A family (mother, grandfather, and 3 children) come to live in an old neglected brick mansion on the edge of the Delaware River and discover many mysteries. Set i Bordentown, New Jersey, a town rich in Revolutionary War history. Illustrated by Manning de V Lee with a frontispiece, 3 plates on plain paper and many smaller vignettes. 245 pp.

    Condition: Very good condition in bright blue cloth in a good dustjacket (loss of about 1 inch at bottom of dj spine, other edgewear, but front illustration bright and attractive.) Uncommon in dustjacket.

    Book ID: 32935
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  • Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE THREE SIDES OF PARADISE GREEN.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Century, (1918.). Hardcover - One of Seaman's earlier mysteries, and one of her more appealing stories in many ways: it is the only one of her books to be set in Connecticut, in a thinly disguised version of her mother's hometown of Stratford, and is notable for its careful attention to pre-Revolutionary architecture. It is also the first of her mysteries to bring in the theme of the survival of Louis, Dauphin of France. Written in the first person, in lively journal entries by a young Helen Roberta - called Bobs - this is set against the backdrop of the first World War raging in Europe, although the United States is not yet involved. This book was…

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    New York: Century, (1918.). Hardcover - One of Seaman's earlier mysteries, and one of her more appealing stories in many ways: it is the only one of her books to be set in Connecticut, in a thinly disguised version of her mother's hometown of Stratford, and is notable for its careful attention to pre-Revolutionary architecture. It is also the first of her mysteries to bring in the theme of the survival of Louis, Dauphin of France. Written in the first person, in lively journal entries by a young Helen Roberta - called Bobs - this is set against the backdrop of the first World War raging in Europe, although the United States is not yet involved. This book was dedicated by Seaman to 'the real Helen Roberta', her daughter, called Bobbie. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates. 275 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with black lettering and a green, orange and black illustration on the front cover and spine (previous owner's name dated 1934, slight spine slant, overall a sturdy and attractive copy with exceptionally clean and bright covers.)

    Book ID: 29377
    View cart More details Price: $115.00
  • THE THREE SIDES OF PARADISE GREEN. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE THREE SIDES OF PARADISE GREEN.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Century, (1918.). Hardcover - One of Seaman's earlier mysteries, and one of her more appealing stories in many ways: it is the only one of her books to be set in Connecticut, in a thinly disguised version of her mother's hometown of Stratford, and is notable for its careful attention to pre-Revolutionary architecture. It is also the first of her mysteries to bring in the theme of the survival of Louis, Dauphin of France. Written in the first person, in lively journal entries by a young Helen Roberta - called Bobs - this is set against the backdrop of the first World War raging in Europe, although the United States is not yet involved. This book was…

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    New York: Century, (1918.). Hardcover - One of Seaman's earlier mysteries, and one of her more appealing stories in many ways: it is the only one of her books to be set in Connecticut, in a thinly disguised version of her mother's hometown of Stratford, and is notable for its careful attention to pre-Revolutionary architecture. It is also the first of her mysteries to bring in the theme of the survival of Louis, Dauphin of France. Written in the first person, in lively journal entries by a young Helen Roberta - called Bobs - this is set against the backdrop of the first World War raging in Europe, although the United States is not yet involved. This book was dedicated by Seaman to 'the real Helen Roberta', her daughter, called Bobbie. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates. 275 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with black lettering and a green, orange and black illustration on the front cover and spine (bookplate on front pastedown, overall a sturdy and attractive copy with exceptionally clean and bright covers.)

    Book ID: 70248
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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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  • THE THREE SIDES OF PARADISE GREEN. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE THREE SIDES OF PARADISE GREEN.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Century, 1920. Hardcover - One of Seaman's earlier mysteries, and one of her more appealing stories in many ways: it is the only one of her books to be set in Connecticut, in a thinly disguised version of her mother's hometown of Stratford, and is notable for its careful attention to pre-Revolutionary architecture. It is also the first of her mysteries to bring in the theme of the survival of Louis, Dauphin of France. Written in the first person, in lively journal entries by a young Helen Roberta - called Bobs - this is set against the backdrop of the first World War raging in Europe, although the United States is not yet involved. This book was…

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    New York: Century, 1920. Hardcover - One of Seaman's earlier mysteries, and one of her more appealing stories in many ways: it is the only one of her books to be set in Connecticut, in a thinly disguised version of her mother's hometown of Stratford, and is notable for its careful attention to pre-Revolutionary architecture. It is also the first of her mysteries to bring in the theme of the survival of Louis, Dauphin of France. Written in the first person, in lively journal entries by a young Helen Roberta - called Bobs - this is set against the backdrop of the first World War raging in Europe, although the United States is not yet involved. This book was dedicated by Seaman to 'the real Helen Roberta', her daughter, called Bobbie. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates. 275 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with black lettering and green, red and black illustration on front cover and spine (bookplate and owner's name on front endpaper dated in 1922 with the comment "Is this a good book? Ask me and I'll say yes")

    Book ID: 69538
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  • THE THREE SIDES OF PARADISE GREEN. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE THREE SIDES OF PARADISE GREEN.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Century, (1918.). Hardcover - One of Seaman's earlier mysteries, and one of her more appealing stories in many ways: it is the only one of her books to be set in Connecticut, in a thinly disguised version of her mother's hometown of Stratford, and is notable for its careful attention to pre-Revolutionary architecture. It is also the first of her mysteries to bring in the theme of the survival of Louis, Dauphin of France. Written in the first person, in lively journal entries by a young Helen Roberta - called Bobs - this is set against the backdrop of the first World War raging in Europe, although the United States is not yet involved. This book was…

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    New York: Century, (1918.). Hardcover - One of Seaman's earlier mysteries, and one of her more appealing stories in many ways: it is the only one of her books to be set in Connecticut, in a thinly disguised version of her mother's hometown of Stratford, and is notable for its careful attention to pre-Revolutionary architecture. It is also the first of her mysteries to bring in the theme of the survival of Louis, Dauphin of France. Written in the first person, in lively journal entries by a young Helen Roberta - called Bobs - this is set against the backdrop of the first World War raging in Europe, although the United States is not yet involved. This book was dedicated by Seaman to 'the real Helen Roberta', her daughter, called Bobbie. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates. 275 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with black lettering and green, red and black illustration on front cover and spine (foxing on some pages, mostly affecting the margins, overall tight and clean,minimal wear to covers.)

    Book ID: 37504
    View cart More details Price: $135.00
  • THE MISSING HALF. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE MISSING HALF.

    Edition: Early reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, nd. (c 1941.). Hardcover - A family (mother, grandfather, and 3 children) come to live in an old neglected brick mansion on the edge of the Delaware River and discover many mysteries. Set in Bordentown, New Jersey, a town rich in Revolutionary War history. Illustrated by Manning de V Lee with a frontispiece, 3 plates on plain paper and many smaller vignettes. 245 pp.

    Condition: Very good condition in blue cloth (sunning to the spine, upper corner of front endpaper clipped.)

    Book ID: 83953
    View cart More details Price: $45.00
  • BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR: A Penny Parker Mystery, #4. by Wirt, Mildred A.
    Wirt, Mildred A.
    BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR: A Penny Parker Mystery, #4.

    Edition: First or early printing.

    New York: Cupples & Leon, (1940.). Hardcover - A Penny Parker mystery story, set at a ski resort. A girls' mystery story written under her own name by the author of the original Nancy Drew series. Glossy frontispiece, last title listed in book (with notation 'other titles in preparation.') 211 pp.

    Condition: Good only in red boards (usual toning to the pages, prev owner's name, spine cocked, shelfwear to edges of boards.)

    Book ID: 54375
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  • CAROLINA CASTLE. by Wirt, Mildred A.
    Wirt, Mildred A.
    CAROLINA CASTLE.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, (1936). Hardcover first edition - One of the most difficult to find of the novels written by Wirt (the original author of the Nancy Drew series) under her own name. While Wirt mentioned reading mysteries by Augusta Hueill Seaman as a girl, this is probably the closest she came to actually using the themes and patterns found in Seaman's novels: a young girl from the North is visiting a friend at an old plantation in the South and together they make a discovery that leads to solving a mystery from the past. She even uses the typical Seaman plot device of a brother, who is at first someone to keep the secret from, but later…

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    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, (1936). Hardcover first edition - One of the most difficult to find of the novels written by Wirt (the original author of the Nancy Drew series) under her own name. While Wirt mentioned reading mysteries by Augusta Hueill Seaman as a girl, this is probably the closest she came to actually using the themes and patterns found in Seaman's novels: a young girl from the North is visiting a friend at an old plantation in the South and together they make a discovery that leads to solving a mystery from the past. She even uses the typical Seaman plot device of a brother, who is at first someone to keep the secret from, but later proves to be very helpful. Glossy frontispiece. 224 pp.

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    Condition: Good overall in orange cloth with black lettering - sunning to the spine, spine slant, and a couple of bleached spots on the front cover. Contents are clean, and binding is sturdy.

    Book ID: 64582
    View cart More details Price: $275.00