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  • THE AUTOMOBILE GIRLS AT PALM BEACH; or, Proving their Mettle under Southern Skies, #5 in series. by Crane, Laura Dent.
    Crane, Laura Dent.
    THE AUTOMOBILE GIRLS AT PALM BEACH; or, Proving their Mettle under Southern Skies, #5 in series.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Henry Altemus Company, (c. 1913). Hardcover - The fifth book in this early girls' series, which involved adventures centering on car travel. A club of girls, Ruth Stuart, Barbara Thurston, Millie Thurston, Grace Carter and Ruth Stuart have adventures in RuthÕs Car while chaperoned by Aunt Sallie Stuart. This series has one important distinction: it is the only Altemus one that has a not so famous real building in the background. The Newport Casino (presently the International Tennis Hall of Fame) located in Newport, Rhode Island is clearly the building in the background on the cover in the first two formats. The casino was built in 1880 and the first U.S. Tennis Championship was held there in…

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    New York: Henry Altemus Company, (c. 1913). Hardcover - The fifth book in this early girls' series, which involved adventures centering on car travel. A club of girls, Ruth Stuart, Barbara Thurston, Millie Thurston, Grace Carter and Ruth Stuart have adventures in RuthÕs Car while chaperoned by Aunt Sallie Stuart. This series has one important distinction: it is the only Altemus one that has a not so famous real building in the background. The Newport Casino (presently the International Tennis Hall of Fame) located in Newport, Rhode Island is clearly the building in the background on the cover in the first two formats. The casino was built in 1880 and the first U.S. Tennis Championship was held there in 1881. Illustrated with a plain frontispiece and some inserted full page drawings on plain paper. Lists to #6 at back of book. 212 pp plus 20 pp publisher's ads.

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    Condition: Very good in illustrated tan covers (previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 72742
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  • CROSSED TRAILS: The American Adventure Series #1 by Trent, Margaret.
    Trent, Margaret.
    CROSSED TRAILS: The American Adventure Series #1

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1932). Hardcover first edition - The first book in the short-lived American Adventure Series (just 3 titles, all issued in 1932), which related "the adventurous travels of Modern Youth along the highways and byways of this land of ours." This book follows the adventures of two young girls, who travel with the well-to-do parents of one of them, by automobile across the United States - a vivid picture of the difficulties of automobile travel at that time, with the roads often barely existing, but a new breed of "tourists" just beginning to make their influence felt. At the same time, a young boy is working his way across the country, hitchhiking when he can…

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    New York: A. L. Burt, (1932). Hardcover first edition - The first book in the short-lived American Adventure Series (just 3 titles, all issued in 1932), which related "the adventurous travels of Modern Youth along the highways and byways of this land of ours." This book follows the adventures of two young girls, who travel with the well-to-do parents of one of them, by automobile across the United States - a vivid picture of the difficulties of automobile travel at that time, with the roads often barely existing, but a new breed of "tourists" just beginning to make their influence felt. At the same time, a young boy is working his way across the country, hitchhiking when he can - and their paths intersect often - hence the title. While this book suffers in places from the usual stereotypical attitudes of the time, it is an interesting story, with some vivid descriptions of both the scenery and the people, and it is a shame that this series did not survive. Glossy frontispiece, green and white illustrated endpapers. 256 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in olive green cloth (a bit of spine slant), no dust jacket. Very hard to find.

    Book ID: 67795
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  • RANDOM JOURNEYS. by Vyvyan, C. C. (Clara Coltman Rogers, Lady Vyvyan.)
    Vyvyan, C. C. (Clara Coltman Rogers, Lady Vyvyan.)
    RANDOM JOURNEYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Peter Owen Limited, (1960.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A rather uncommon late book by his popular and thoughtful travel writer - An account of "high speed" automobile traveling across northern Europe to Sweden, Finland and Norway (8000 miles, eight countries,in nine weeks). She sums up the different perspectives she and her traveling companion Ella brought to this whirlwind and unexpected journey as follows - she was middle-aged and I was old, in my prime I had the energy of two, but she still had the energy of ten, but most importantly, I was English and she was Americanized Canadian, rooted in the new civilization. SIGNED on the title page and INSCRIBED and signed on the front…

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    London: Peter Owen Limited, (1960.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A rather uncommon late book by his popular and thoughtful travel writer - An account of "high speed" automobile traveling across northern Europe to Sweden, Finland and Norway (8000 miles, eight countries,in nine weeks). She sums up the different perspectives she and her traveling companion Ella brought to this whirlwind and unexpected journey as follows - she was middle-aged and I was old, in my prime I had the energy of two, but she still had the energy of ten, but most importantly, I was English and she was Americanized Canadian, rooted in the new civilization. SIGNED on the title page and INSCRIBED and signed on the front endpaper "to --- with love from the author" and dated in 1973. Photographs. 192 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, chipping to top of dj spine.)

    Book ID: 51943
    View cart More details Price: $100.00