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  • THE RIDDLE IN RED: Connie Blair Mystery, #2. by Allen, Betsy (pseudonym for Betty Cavanna.)
    Allen, Betsy (pseudonym for Betty Cavanna.)
    THE RIDDLE IN RED: Connie Blair Mystery, #2.

    Edition: Later printing - 1960s printing in tan tweed with cameo on front cover, gray endpapers.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1948.). Hardcover - "The pen name of Betsy Allen conceals one of the most outstanding writers for girls of our day. In Connie Blair, typical teen-age American girl as far as looks go, but with a lively intelligence and a keen nose for solving mysteries, the author has created her most appealing character. Connie is a career girl, with a job in an advertising agency, but mysteries have a way of rising up to challenge her wherever she goes." Considered one of the best written of the girls' mystery series. 216 pp.

    Condition: Very good, no dj.

    Book ID: 62601
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  • THE BLUE-PIRATE MYSTERY FLYER, #2 in series. by Anderson, Barrie (pseudonym of Edith Janice "E. J." Craine)
    Anderson, Barrie (pseudonym of Edith Janice "E. J." Craine)
    THE BLUE-PIRATE MYSTERY FLYER, #2 in series.

    Edition: First edition.

    Cleveland: World Syndicate Publishing Co., (1930). Hardcover first edition - The second book featuring Roberta Langwell, Girl Sky Pilot "a new series of books about girl aviators and their marvelous accomplishments in the air. Roberta Langwell is a heroine of modern times. She wins a plane by means of her remarkable air feats, and keeps the reader tense with excitement from cover to cover. The series concentrates on the efforts of the girls and women who, like their male counterparts, have obtained wonderful results in the air." The series was later renamed The Airplane Girls. 248 pp. ISBN: B000EDURXI.

    Condition: Good overall in green cloth with pasted on illustration on front cover (gift inscription on front endpaper, some wear to the edges of the boards, and a 1 inch tear to the side of the spine)

    Book ID: 83894
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  • PEGGY WAYNE, SKY GIRL: A Career Story for Older Girls. by Anderson, Betty Baxter.
    Anderson, Betty Baxter.
    PEGGY WAYNE, SKY GIRL: A Career Story for Older Girls.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1941). Hardcover first edition - A book which combines the important facts about the career of airplane hostess - studies during training period, actual work involved, knowledge of instruments and navigation - with a story full of action, suspense and romance. Peggy Career is a newly graduated nurse who applies for a position as airline hostess with Skylines, Inc. and secretly learns to fly a plane herself. She is on board during an attempted hijacking during which "she comes through, brings the plane to earth and the gangsters to justice and indirectly fosters her own fond dream of airlines one day employing women as well as men as transport pilots." Frontispiece by Roberta Paflin. 246 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in light blue covers with red lettering (some mottling to the lower edge of the front board, front hinge cracked, missing front endpaper, half title page detached but laid in) - however, this is still a sturdy and readable copy of a rather uncommon title.

    Book ID: 84540
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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). 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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  • GAY'S YEAR ON SUNSET ISLAND, #1 in series. by Aspinwall, Marguerite.
    Aspinwall, Marguerite.
    GAY'S YEAR ON SUNSET ISLAND, #1 in series.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Cleveland, Ohio: Goldsmith Publishing, (c 1926). Hardcover - The first novel in this two book series, in which Gay Annersley, niece and adopted daughter of the Jennings, tells of how - after her uncle's bank failed - another uncle took her to Sunset Island in the West Indies, where the Pirate Morgan was reputed to have buried his treasure. 242 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in orange boards with black lettering (rather severe toning to the pages, corners bumped) , no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83934
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  • JANE ALLEN: CENTER. by Bancroft, Edith.
    Bancroft, Edith.
    JANE ALLEN: CENTER.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Akron, Ohio: The Saafield Publishing Company, (c 1918.) dj. Hardcover - A college girls' story - Jane solves the mystery of a shy new student, a gifted violinist, as well as succeeding in school and basketball. Frontispiece. 308 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (gift inscription on front pastedown, usual toning to the pages, flaw in gluing the endpapers, but overall the binding is tight and sturdy, dust jacket has some edgewear but is bright and attractive).

    Book ID: 75471
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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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  • AUNT JANE'S NIECES ON THE RANCH, #8 in series. by (Baum, L. Frank) Van Dyne, Edith
    (Baum, L. Frank) Van Dyne, Edith
    AUNT JANE'S NIECES ON THE RANCH, #8 in series.

    Edition: Probable first edition (lists to itself at front of book).

    Chicago: Reilly & Britton, (1913). Hardcover first edition - The eighth book in this series written by Baum (the author of the Wizard of Oz books) under the pseudonym of Mrs Van Dyne - the blurb refers to these as "distinctly girls' books and yet stories that will appeal to brother as well- and to older folk." Glossy frontispiece. Bound in tan cloth binding with green lettering and a green and purple flower design bordering an oval inlaid picture of 3 young girls. Binding is signed DD for the Decorative Designers (Henry and Lee Thayer and others.) 264 pp plus 3 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall -missing front endpaper, some soiling and wear to the covers, no dust jacket - but still a sturdy and very readable copy.

    Book ID: 64345
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  • AUNT JANE'S NIECES AND UNCLE JOHN, #6 in series. by (Baum, L. Frank) Van Dyne, Edith
    (Baum, L. Frank) Van Dyne, Edith
    AUNT JANE'S NIECES AND UNCLE JOHN, #6 in series.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Chicago: Reilly & Britton, (1911). Hardcover - The sixth book in this series written by Baum (the author of the Wizard of Oz books) under the pseudonym of Mrs Van Dyne - the blurb refers to these as "distinctly girls' books and yet stories that will appeal to brother as well- and to older folk." Glossy frontispiece. Bound in plain tan cloth binding with dark green lettering. 275 pp.

    Condition: Good overall -missing front endpaper, some soiling and wear to the covers, no dust jacket - but still a sturdy and very readable copy.

    Book ID: 72853
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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 BENHURST CLUB: The Doings of Some Girls. The Girls Chums Series #1. by Benning, Howe.
    Benning, Howe.
    THE BENHURST CLUB: The Doings of Some Girls. The Girls Chums Series #1.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (ca 1919, c 1897). Hardcover - The first book in this series, which A. L. Burt describes as "A carefully selected series of books for girls, written by popular authors. These are charming stories for young girls, well told and full of interest. Their simplicity, tenderness, healthy, interesting motives, vigorous action, and character painting will please all girl readers." Frontispiece. Gift inscription dated Christmas, 1919. 318 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition in gold cloth with red lettering, pasted on illustration on front cover (a sturdy copy in a tight binding, but some soiling to the cloth, edgewear to the boards).

    Book ID: 72970
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  • CAMPFIRE GIRLS MOUNTAINEERING, or, Overcoming All Obstacles. by Benson, Irene Elliott.
    Benson, Irene Elliott.
    CAMPFIRE GIRLS MOUNTAINEERING, or, Overcoming All Obstacles.

    Edition: First or very early edition.

    Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Company, (1918.). Hardcover - Frontispiece. Lists 6 other Campfire girls books at the front of the book, but not this title. 157 pp. Also includes 4 Christmas stories "The Peace-Egg," "The Brownies," "The Land of Lost Toys" and "Three Christmas Trees" on pp from 121 to 212. 6 pp of publisher's advertisements at rear.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with red and black illustration on front cover and spine, black lettering (gift inscription, usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 47387
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  • BONNY LESLEY OF THE BORDER. Pioneer Series 2. by Blanchard, Amy E. (1856 -1926)
    Blanchard, Amy E. (1856 -1926)
    BONNY LESLEY OF THE BORDER. Pioneer Series 2.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: W. A. Wilde, 1904. Hardcover first edition - "From 1836-1838 a young woman finds a home with her grandfather in the Michigan frontier settlement of Woodstock, located North of Detroit. Illustrated by William F. Stecher with a glossy frontispiece with a tissue guard and four inserted plates. 336 pp plus 4 pp of publisher's ads for other books by Blanchard.

    Condition: Fair condition only (missing front endpaper, binding is broken and text block is beginning to separate from the covers - the text block itself is in good condition and the illustrated tan boards are also in good condition) A rather uncommon book.

    Book ID: 67109
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  • THE FOUR CORNERS IN CAMP. by Blanchard, Amy E. [1856-1926]
    Blanchard, Amy E. [1856-1926]
    THE FOUR CORNERS IN CAMP.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Co., (1910). Hardcover first edition - A now rather hard to find title in one of the most popular series by this prolific author - the "four corners" - Nan, Mary Lee, Jack and Jean - leave Washington, D. C. for camp in Maine (where Blanchard herself had a home). Illustrated with five glossy plates, but only 2 are present in this copy. 379 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall in green cloth gilt, black and cream decorations and illustration, cream lettering (crack before the title page, missing plates, but an attractive copy otherwise)

    Book ID: 62593
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  • JANET'S COLLEGE CAREER. by Blanchard, Amy E. [1856-1926]
    Blanchard, Amy E. [1856-1926]
    JANET'S COLLEGE CAREER.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Co., (1904). Hardcover first edition - A now rather hard to find title for older girls by this prolific author. Illustrated with a frontispiece and three internal glossy plates. 365 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in green cloth gilt, black and cream decorations and illustration, cream lettering (both hinges cracked, rubbing and wear to the covers, and especially the spine, tide marks on several pages in the front)

    Book ID: 67967
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  • BEVERLY GRAY ON A WORLD CRUISE: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #6. by Blank, Clair.
    Blank, Clair.
    BEVERLY GRAY ON A WORLD CRUISE: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #6.

    Edition: Early printing - circa 1938.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c. 1936). Hardcover - Lists to #8 inside the book, Beverly's wealthy friend, Roger Garrett, takes a group of friends and his aunt, Miss Ernwood, on a cruise around the world on his yacht. Bound in sky blue with light blue lettering, darker blue endpapers with Ôhouse scene.Õ Glossy frontispiece, thick format. 251 pp.

    Condition: Very good, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63527
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  • BEVERLY GRAY'S PROBLEM: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #14. by Blank, Clair.
    Blank, Clair.
    BEVERLY GRAY'S PROBLEM: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #14.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c. 1944). dj. Hardcover - Lists to #16 on the front flap, In light blue boards with blue and white endpapers. 214 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (toning to pages, previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 62589
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  • BEVERLY GRAY'S JOURNEY: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #16. by Blank, Clair.
    Blank, Clair.
    BEVERLY GRAY'S JOURNEY: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #16.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1946). dj. Hardcover first edition - Lists to #16 on the front flap, to Nancy Drew #23 on rear flap, and 6 Cherry Ames titles on back cover, In light blue boards with cameo on front cover blue and white cameo endpapers. Frontispiece. 214 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (toning to pages, previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 62590
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  • BEVERLY GRAY ON A TREASURE HUNT: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #8. by Blank, Clair.
    Blank, Clair.
    BEVERLY GRAY ON A TREASURE HUNT: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #8.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (ca 1944, c 1938) dj. Hardcover - Lists to itself at the front of the book and to #14 on the front flap of the dust jacket . Blue and white illustrated endpapers.. Wartime conditions statement on title page. 243 pp.

    Condition: Very good only in dark blue boards with black lettering in a very good minus dust jacket (toning to the pages, previous owner's name, tear to dj and some edgewear)

    Book ID: 68809
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  • BEVERLY GRAY SOPHOMORE: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #2. by Blank, Clair.
    Blank, Clair.
    BEVERLY GRAY SOPHOMORE: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #2.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1944). dj. Hardcover - Lists to #8 at front of book, and to #14 on the front flap of dj, to Dana Girls #10 on rear flap, and 15 Judy Bolton titles on back cover, In dark green boards with black lettering, turquoise illustrated endpapers. Glossy frontispiece. Wartime notation. 256 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (toning to pages)

    Book ID: 63567
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  • BEVERLY GRAY'S QUEST: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #12. by Blank, Clair.
    Blank, Clair.
    BEVERLY GRAY'S QUEST: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #12.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c. 1942). Hardcover - Plain frontispiece. In blue tweed boards with cameo on front cover, blue and white cameo endpapers. 220 pp.

    Condition: Good overall (some fading to the spine and cover, bumped corners, prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 65137
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  • BEVERLY GRAY'S ADVENTURE: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #14. by Blank, Clair.
    Blank, Clair.
    BEVERLY GRAY'S ADVENTURE: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #14.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1944). dj. Hardcover first edition - Plain frontispiece. In teal boards with blue and white scenic endpapers. Printed under wartime conditions notice. Lists to itself on front flap, rear flap has ad for Cherry Ames, Student Nurse and back cover lists Judy Bolton thru Mark on the Mirror. 213 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in a good dust jacket (usual rather severe toning to the pages, corners bumped, overall edgewear to dj, and rubbing and fraying at folds, but still intact, with quite a bit of vintage appeal)

    Book ID: 66723
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  • BEVERLY GRAY'S ROMANCE: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #11. by Blank, Clair.
    Blank, Clair.
    BEVERLY GRAY'S ROMANCE: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #11.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1941). dj. Hardcover - Plain frontispiece. In teal boards with plain endpapers. Lists to #14 on front flap,. 250 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in a good dust jacket (usual rather severe toning to the pages, corners bumped, overall edgewear to dj, chipping to the ends of the spine, but still intact, with quite a bit of vintage appeal)

    Book ID: 66725
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  • BEVERLY GRAY'S ADVENTURE: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #14. by Blank, Clair.
    Blank, Clair.
    BEVERLY GRAY'S ADVENTURE: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #14.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c. 1944). Hardcover - IFrontispiece. In blue tweed boards with cameo on front cover blue and white cameo endpapers. 254 pp.

    Condition: Good overall (some fading to the spine and cover, prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 63986
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  • BEVERLY GRAY'S CAREER: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #5. by Blank, Clair.
    Blank, Clair.
    BEVERLY GRAY'S CAREER: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #5.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (ca 1943, c 1935). dj. Hardcover - Glossy frontispiece. In teal boards with blue and white scenic endpapers. Printed under wartime conditions notice. Lists to #12 on front flap. 254 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in a good dust jacket (usual rather severe toning to the pages, corners bumped, overall edgewear to dj, loss of about an inch at the base of the spine, but with quite a bit of vintage appeal)

    Book ID: 66726
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  • BEVERLY GRAY'S ASSIGNMENT: The Beverly Gray Series #17. by Blank, Clair.
    Blank, Clair.
    BEVERLY GRAY'S ASSIGNMENT: The Beverly Gray Series #17.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1947). dj. Hardcover first edition - Plain frontispiece. In teal boards with blue and white cameo endpapers. . Lists to #16 on front flap. Rear flap lists 17 Judy Bolton titles, and the back cover of the dj lists 19 Nancy Drew titles. 254 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in a good dust jacket (usual rather severe toning to the pages, minor edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 66727
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  • BEVERLY GRAY ON A WORLD CRUISE: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #6. by Blank, Clair.
    Blank, Clair.
    BEVERLY GRAY ON A WORLD CRUISE: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #6.

    Edition: Early printing - circa 1942.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c. 1936). dj. Hardcover - Lists to #14 on the front flap and to #8 inside the book, Dana Girls on rear flap, Judy Bolton mysteries (thru Mark on Mirror) on back cover. Beverly's wealthy friend, Roger Garrett, takes a group of friends and his aunt, Miss Ernwood, on a cruise around the world on his yacht. Bound in kelly green with dark green lettering, turquoise endpapers with Ôhouse scene.Õ Glossy frontispiece.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (toning to pages, previous owner's name, dj has some loss of paper at both ends of the spine, slight sunning to spine, attractive front cover.)

    Book ID: 30688
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  • BEVERLY GRAY REPORTER: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #10. by Blank, Clair.
    Blank, Clair.
    BEVERLY GRAY REPORTER: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #10.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1940) dj. Hardcover - Lists to itself at the front of the book and to #14 on front flap of dust jacket. Bound in lblue boards with black lettering, plain endpapers.. 239 pp.

    Condition: Good in a fair dust jacket (usual rather severe toning to the pages, prev owner's name, dj is missing approx 1 inch at base of spine, chipping at top of spine, creasing and tears at bottom of rear cover, but the illustration on the front cover is bright and appealing.)

    Book ID: 66732
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  • BEVERLY GRAY IN THE ORIENT: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #7. by Blank, Clair.
    Blank, Clair.
    BEVERLY GRAY IN THE ORIENT: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #7.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: A. L. Burt / Blue Ribbon Books, (c. 1937). Hardcover - Lists to this title at the front of the book (list still includes World's Fair, which was later dropped from the series when Grosset and Dunlap took it over), Bound in light green with blue lettering, turquoise endpapers with 'house scene.' Glossy frontispiece. Thicker format. 251 pp.

    Condition: Good overall - some soiling and wear to covers, but a tight sturdy copy (previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 70135
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  • BEVERLY GRAY'S CHALLENGE: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #15. by Blank, Clair.
    Blank, Clair.
    BEVERLY GRAY'S CHALLENGE: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #15.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1945). Hardcover - Bound in dark red with navy blue lettering, turquoise endpapers with 'house scene.' Plain frontispiece. Thin format. 207 pp.

    Condition: Good only - some wear to the covers, significant toning to the wartime paper, gift inscription dated 1946.

    Book ID: 70136
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