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 [MCGUFFEY, WILLIAM HOLMES]., McGuffey's New Eclectic Spelling-Book: Embracing A Progressive Course of Instruction in English Orthography and Orthoepy; Including Dictation Exercises. (Eclectic Educational Series).
[MCGUFFEY, WILLIAM HOLMES].
McGuffey's New Eclectic Spelling-Book: Embracing A Progressive Course of Instruction in English Orthography and Orthoepy; Including Dictation Exercises. (Eclectic Educational Series).
Cincinnati, Ohio: Wilson, Hinkle & Company 1865. Hardbound about 6.75 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide 144 pages. Description: ''Electrotype Edition.'' The only printed date is an 1865 copyright; the owner date written in is 1875. BINDING/CONDITION: pictorial / printed boards, paper covered boards; the paper overlays stop at the cloth spine covering; owner's name and date on the front endpaper, other markings on the rear endpaper, otherwise the text is not marked; an extremely shabby specimen; the endpapers are separating at the hinges; no missing pages or page damage other than foxing, and general aging: Poor condition. ISBN: 0084
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Book number: 061459
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082340966X ADLER, DAVID A; ILLUSTRATED BY ROBERT CASILLA., A Picture Book of Jesse Owens.
ADLER, DAVID A; ILLUSTRATED BY ROBERT CASILLA.
A Picture Book of Jesse Owens.
New York: Holiday House 1992. Hardbound oblong format: about 8.25 inches tall by 10 inches wide about 30 pages (unpaginated). Description: Illustrated on every page with color artwork by Robert Casilla. This is from a series of picture biographies for young readers. Recommended for ages 4 to 8. BINDING/CONDITION: blue boards with red at the spine; a Near Fine book, with a Very Good+ dust jacket. ISBN: 082340966X
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Book number: 064049
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0525452893 ALEXANDER, LLOYD; ILLUSTRATED BY DIANE GOODE., The House Gobbaleen.
ALEXANDER, LLOYD; ILLUSTRATED BY DIANE GOODE.
The House Gobbaleen.
New York: Dutton 1995. 2nd Printing. Hardbound about 11.25 inches tall by 8.75 wide about 36 pages (unpaginated). Decorated endpapers. Description: Dust jacket art and interior color illustrations by Diane Goode. This entertaining tale by Lloyd Alexander tells how Tooley's cat, Gladsake is the only one of the pair with a level head. Against his cat's advice, Tooley invites a bad tempered little man into his house, being certain the little man will be bringing him luck. The round little man quickly makes himself most unwelcome, and it is Gladsake who comes up with a plan to rid their house of Hooks and his demanding ways. BINDING/CONDITION: pictorial boards; a Near Fine book, with a Very Good+ dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. ISBN: 0525452893
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Book number: 060165
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0395533082 VAN ALLSBURG, CHRIS., Just a Dream.
VAN ALLSBURG, CHRIS.
Just a Dream.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1990. 1st Printing. Hardbound 4to (about 11.5 inches tall) about 45 pages (unpaginated). Mustard color endpapers. Description: Illustrated in color by the author. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards with cloth at the spine; owner's gift note, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Good+ dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. ISBN: 0395533082
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Book number: 057688
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0395353939 VAN ALLSBURG, CHRIS., The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.
VAN ALLSBURG, CHRIS.
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1984. 7th Printing. Hardbound 11 inches tall by 9.25 wide about 30 pages (unpaginated). Black endpapers. Description: Each of fourteen full page black and white pictures by Chris Van Allsburg are accompanied by a short, enigmatic caption, intended to capture the interest and imagination of children (or other creative writers) who may then write their own story. The pictures are sometimes eerie (a glowing pumpkin -- an unknown something moving under the carpet), fantastical (an out of place harp in a peaceful country setting or a house taking off like a rocket), the start of an adventure (children on a railway handcart with a sail); or perhaps a bit sad (''She knew it was time to send them back. The caterpillars softly wiggled in her hand, spelling out 'goodbye'''). BINDING/CONDITION: pumpkin colored cloth with gilt text; a Very Good+ book, with a Very Good+ dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. ISBN: 0395353939
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Book number: 065469
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 ANDRIST, RALPH K AND THE EDITORS OF AMERICAN HERITAGE, IN CONSULTATION WITH ARCHIBALD HANNA., The California Gold Rush (American Heritage Junior Library).
ANDRIST, RALPH K AND THE EDITORS OF AMERICAN HERITAGE, IN CONSULTATION WITH ARCHIBALD HANNA.
The California Gold Rush (American Heritage Junior Library).
New York: American Heritage 1961. 1st Edition, so stated. Hardbound small 4to (about 10.25 inches tall) 153 pages. Appendix, bibliography, index. Color illustrated endpapers. Description: Lavishly illustrated in black and white and in color with paintings, prints, drawings, maps and photographs of the period. The tenth volume in the American Heritage Junior Library series. This series for juvenile readers presents the same high level of interesting and varied illustrations found in the American Heritage historical magazine, with American history presented in a readable fashion. BINDING/CONDITION: pictorial boards; a Good book; no dust jacket. ISBN: 0006X4
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Book number: 057993
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 ARNOLD, SARAH LOUISE AND CHARLES B GILBERT., Stepping Stones to Literature: A Reader for Higher Grades.
ARNOLD, SARAH LOUISE AND CHARLES B GILBERT.
Stepping Stones to Literature: A Reader for Higher Grades.
New York: Silver, Burdett & Company 1898. Hardbound small 8vo (7.75 inches tall) 317 pages. Lexicon. Description: Many black and white illustrations -- primarily portraits and reproductions of masterpieces of art, but there are a few photographs as well. The publisher's blurb for this series states, ''a series of readers which meets the needs of all primary and grammar grades. These readers give a better idea of the world's great literature, and more of it, than can be found elsewhere in the same space.'' A sample of the selections here: Tales of a Grandfather by Sir Walter Scott; The Deserted Village by Oliver Goldsmith; The Passing of Arthur by Alfred Tennyson; Pickwick's Drive to Manor Farm by Charles Dickens; The Destruction of Sennacherib by Lord Byron; The Tempest by Charles and Mary Lamb; Herve Riel by Robert Browning; King Henry the Eighth by William Shakespeare; and much more. Each author is introduced before the piece begins. BINDING/CONDITION: light green cloth with red and darker green text and vignette; some puckering to the cloth on the spine; light rubbing; Very Good condition. The publisher's promotional insert has been affixed to the front paste-down endpaper.
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Book number: 064913
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 BY THE AUTHOR OF BEN AND KIT, GRACIE AND GRANT, HAZEL GLEN, LITTLE JOE, ETC. [MARY EMMA DREWSON]., Fisher Dan's Little Friend: A Tale of Shingle Bay.
BY THE AUTHOR OF BEN AND KIT, GRACIE AND GRANT, HAZEL GLEN, LITTLE JOE, ETC. [MARY EMMA DREWSON].
Fisher Dan's Little Friend: A Tale of Shingle Bay.
London: Alfred Holness no date [1879]. Hardbound 16mo (about 6.75 inches tall) 122 pages + ads. Decorated endpapers. Description: The author is listed only as ''by the author of Ben and Kit, Gracie and Grant, Hazel Glen, Little Joe, etc.'' The author of Little Joe is identified as Mary Emma Drewson in The Library Journal, Volume 5. Undated, circa 1879. Black and white frontis, with additional full page and smaller black and white drawings. The artists are not credited, some with initials MEE. Decorated chapter caps. Chapter headings: Near the Willow Pond; Bridget Sees Without Being Seen; The Duncans; The New Treasure; A Poor Little Girl; Dan's Return; The Lamb's Book of Life; Dan Wants his Name Written in the Book; Driving the Cows; and more. BINDING/CONDITION: bright dark blue cloth with red, black, green and gilt; owner's name on the h half-title page, rubbed at the corners and spine ends; Good condition. ISBN: 018
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Book number: 062420
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 BAITY, ELIZABETH CHESLEY., America Before Man.
BAITY, ELIZABETH CHESLEY.
America Before Man.
New York: Viking Press October, 1953. 1st Edition. Hardbound 8vo (9.5 inches tall) 224 pages. Index. Illustrated endpapers. Description: Dust jacket art, endpapers, and interior illustrations by C B Falls. Also includes a section of black and white plates featuring reproductions of paintings by various other artists, and photographs. For young readers, this is an account of the early days on the American continent. The evolution of life unfolds from the first infinitesimal one-celled plants and animals, through the period of the giant reptiles, to the rise of mammals. Clear explanations of the scientific names for the divisions of the plant and animal kingdoms help understanding of the countless forms of life that developed before the coming of man. BINDING/CONDITION: red cloth with silver-gray text and vignette; the top edge tint is light red; a Very Good book, with a Good dust jacket; the jacket is price clipped. ISBN: 0000
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Book number: 065646
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 BEE, CLAIR., Championship Ball: A Chip Hilton Sports Story.
BEE, CLAIR.
Championship Ball: A Chip Hilton Sports Story.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap 1948. Hardbound small 8vo (about 7.75 inches tall) 210 pages. Decorated endpapers. Description: Frontis illustration. This is the second volume in the Chip Hilton Sports Series. The 1948 copyright date is the only date listed; this is a later printing (ca. 1950). The titles listed on the rear flap of the jacket go up to Hoop Crazy (number 5 in the series) BINDING/CONDITION: bright red boards with black vignette and spine text; top edge tint is dark red; light rubbing to the spine ends, otherwise a Very Good+ book, with a Good+ dust jacket; publisher's price code on the jacket flap is intact. The jacket would be very good but for spine fading. ISBN: 00062
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Book number: 062094
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0912078812 BLANC, ESTHER SILVERSTEIN; PICTURES BY TENNESSEE DIXON., Berchick.
BLANC, ESTHER SILVERSTEIN; PICTURES BY TENNESSEE DIXON.
Berchick.
Volcano, California: Volcano Press 1989. 1st Edition, so stated. Hardbound 10.25 inches tall by 8.25 wide about 28 pages (unpaginated). Cream colored endpapers. Description: Full page black and white detailed drawings by Tennessee Dixon. Homesteading in Wyoming in the early 1900s, a Jewish mother develops an unusual relationship with a colt that she adopts named Berchick. BINDING/CONDITION: red cloth with gilt text; a Very Good+ book, with a Very Good+ dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. ISBN: 0912078812
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Book number: 057702
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 BLOCK, IRVIN., The Real Book About the Mounties.
BLOCK, IRVIN.
The Real Book About the Mounties.
Garden City, New York: Garden City Books 1951. Book Club Edition. Hardbound 8vo (8.5 inches tall) 183 pages. Index. Illustrated endpapers. Description: Dust jacket art by Manning de V Lee. Interior illustrations by E L Hartman. ''Exciting stories of the bold men who brought law and order to Canada's wild frontier. Follow the Mounties as they track down and get their man!'' Written for young readers, this is the heroic story of how the Mounties stood guard during the early days of Canada's great northwest frontier, meting out justice to Indian and white man alike. Stories of notable individuals taken from authentic records, and of the four-footed heroes as well -- the brave police dogs who were trained to work with the Mounties. This is number R28 in the Real Book series. BINDING/CONDITION: blue boards with red and black; the top edge tint is red; the spine is slanted, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Fair dust jacket. ISBN: 00074
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Book number: 065319
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 BONNER, M G; ILLUSTRATED BY ALBERT ORBAAN., The Real Book About Sports.
BONNER, M G; ILLUSTRATED BY ALBERT ORBAAN.
The Real Book About Sports.
Garden City, New York: Garden City Books 1958. Book Club Edition. Hardbound 8vo (8.5 inches tall) 216 pages. Index. Orange illustrated endpapers. Description: This is part of the Real Book series. Illustrated with drawings by Albert Orbaan. Discusses several different sports, largely by focusing on several major athletes such as Don Larson, Mickey Mantle, Jim Thorpe, Knute Rockne, Harold Grange, brief mention of many old time baseball Hall-of-Famers, Bob Cousy, mentions watching with interest the game of a college player, Wilton Chamberlain, Eddie Shore, and more. Has a chapter on the Harlem Globetrotters. BINDING/CONDITION: decorated boards; the front hinge is weak and is reinforced with clear hinge tape, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Good+ dust jacket. ISBN: 0010660
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Book number: 057899
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0689842163 BORDEN, LOUISE; ILLUSTRATED BY ERIK BLEGVAD., Sea Clocks: The Story of Longitude.
BORDEN, LOUISE; ILLUSTRATED BY ERIK BLEGVAD.
Sea Clocks: The Story of Longitude.
New York: Margaret K McElderry Books 2004. 4th Printing. Hardbound 10.25 inches tall by 8.25 inches wide about 46 pages (unpaginated). Dark blue endpapers. Description: Profusely illustrated in black and white and color with detailed drawings by Erik Blegvad. The story of John Harrison who worked for more than forty years to create a perfect sea clock. BINDING/CONDITION: pictorial boards; a Fine book, with a Fine dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. ISBN: 0689842163
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Book number: 060964
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 BOWEN, ROBERT SIDNEY., They Flew to Fame.
BOWEN, ROBERT SIDNEY.
They Flew to Fame.
Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Company 1963. Hardbound 7.75 inches tall by 5.75 inches wide 210 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Description: This is Whitman Number 1504. Illustrated by Geoffrey Biggs and Nel Clairmonte. Cover art by Biggs. Part of the Whitman Real Life Stories. Stories of famous aviators for young readers. Tells of Wilbur and Orville Wright; Louis Bleriot, Baron Manfred von Richtofen, Eddie Rickenbacker, Charles Lindbergh, Bernt Balchen, Amelia Earhart, Jimmy Doolittle, and Joseph Foss. BINDING/CONDITION: from the Whitman series -- panoramic pictorial boards; the paper is tanning; owner's gift note on the front endpaper, the spine is slated; Good condition. ISBN: 00078
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Book number: 065478
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