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Category: Children's and Juvenile Books: Juv Adventure
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1. [WILLIAMS, TRUE]. (George W. Peck).  
How Private George W. Peck Put Down the Rebellion, or the Funny Experiences of a Raw Recruit.
 

Publisher: Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Co., 1887.
1st edition Hardback. Octavo, Illustrated gray cloth. Clean copy with sound bounding. Minor extremity wear and some light spotting to covers. Hardcover Hardcover Very good Item number: 3650

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2. Alexander, Lloyd.  
The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian.
 

Publisher: New York: E.P. Dutton, 1970.
First Edition, First printing ISBN: 0525347399 Hardback octavo in orange cloth, a Dutton Lifetime Binding as disclosed by a tag on the jacket cover, but not ex-library. 204 pages. Jacket art by Jacob Landau. The follow-up to the author's Newbery Award book, "The High King" (1969). A romp in a fascinating land, the hero, a fourth fiddler who's lost his job. A nice copy more often found as a library discard. Clean and bright and soundly bound inside. The covers have minimal wear to extremities. The jacket is complete but for the upper flap price being clipped (the lower one, for the library binding intact), and some tiny chips at foot of spine. There are also a couple of small closed tears with associated creasing. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good DJ Item number: 7750

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3. Baker, E.M.  
The Shadow of Half-Moon Pass.
 

Publisher: Los Angeles: Suttonhouse Ltd., 1936.
First edition Hardback octavo in biege cloth. Minor extremity wear and tiny pin holes near foredge of front cover. No dustjacket. Illustrated endpapers. Adventure story of the Montana mountains. Hardcover Hardcover Very good Item number: 5267

Appr.: | AUD 30.41 | CAD 29.07 | EUR 20.00 | GBP 15.92 | JPY 2500 | MXN 312 | ZAR 278 |
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4. Brooks, Noah.  
Lem: A New England Village Boy.
 

Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901.
First Edition Hardback 12 mo in brown cloth with pictorial decoration in blue, orange and white. 301 pages plus four pages of ads, illustrated by H.C. Edwards with 8 illustrations on glossy paper. Adventures of a boy growing up in a New England seafaring town. Very nice, with light edge and extremity wear. Clean and bright inside, but a school prize presentation on the front endpaper. Hardcover Hardcover Very good Item number: 7193

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5. Crump, Irving.  
The Boy's Book of Railroads.
 

Publisher: New York: Dodd Mead, 1921.
First Edition Hardback octavo in green cloth decorated in black and yellow. 269 pages illustrated by photographs. An interesting, fairly sophisticated, collection of stories, mostly adventures, illustrating various employment opportunities in the field. Occasional pencil marks in text, with scribbling in pencil on dedication page and on top and bottom edges of the text block. Owner name stamped on front endpaper twice. Covers lightly soiled with modest edge wear. The binding is barely shaken but fully intact. Hardcover Hardcover Very good- Item number: 7282

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6. Defoe, Daniel; illustrated by Elenore Plaisted Abbott .  
Robinson Crusoe.
 

Publisher: Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Co., No date, ca. 1920.
First Edition thus Small octavo, 7.75 inches (20 cm) tall, in yellow cloth with color pastedown on cover. 403 pages with 7 color plates by Elenore Plaisted Abbott in a delightful style that shows the influence of Howard Pyle. A Washington Square Classics publication of Daniel Defoe's classic novel. The book is sound and mildly worn. The corners have light extremity wear and the pastedown illustration has insignificant surface wear at the edges. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good Item number: 19718

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7. Eggleston, Edward.  
The Hoosier School Boy.
 

Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1883.
First edition, second state Hardback 12 mo in decorated brown cloth. Second state with the frontis a scene from the classroom. BAL 5126. Rubbing and moderate extremity wear to the covers; presentation note to previous owner on front endpaper; text lightly toned. Very much an Americanization of 'Tom Brown's School Days'. Hardcover Hardcover Very good - Item number: 5891

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8. Hamer, S.H.; illustrated by Harry Rountree.  
The Wonderful Isles or The Adventures of William Henry Gunnersbury and Sylvia Richmond.
 

Publisher: Boston: Dana Estes, No date, ca. 1910.
First U.S. Edition Wide hardback octavo in blue cloth with color pastedown illustration on cover. (107) pages. Illustrated by eight color plates, several full page black and white plates, and other illustrations in text. Probably first published in England in that it was printed there. Children's story reminiscent of Robinson Crusoe with rescue by a flying two-masted airship. Dating of the book is based on the arts & crafts style of the illustration. A bit of soiling inside with inconsequential edge tears to several pages. Covers moderately edge worn. Endpapers toned modestly. Hardcover Hardcover Very good - Item number: 8655

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9. Hamp, Sidford F.; illustrated by Chase Emerson.  
Dale and Fraser, Sheepmen.
 

Publisher: Boston: W. A. Wilde, 1906.
First Edition Ribbed brown cloth decorated in black, white and red. 312 pages plus 6 pages of ads. Illustrated by 5 drawings on coated paper. A juvenile adventure concerning sheep ranching in Colorado. Uncommon. Previous owner name on front endpaper with 1906 date. Endpapers very lightly toned. Binding sound and text clean. The covers are lightly worn at edges and extremities; light scratch to the front cover. Hardback octavo Hardback octavo Very good+ Item number: 10783

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10. Herman, Vic.  
Juanito's Railroad in the Sky.
 

Publisher: New York: Golden Press, 1976.
No Edition Indicated ISBN: 0307155846 Hardback oblong quarto, about 11 inches wide, in glossy illustrated paper covered boards. 61 pages illustrated by the author with some full page and some smaller color illustrations. Very colorful, but for older children (9-12?). A boy feeds wood to the steam locomotive on a passenger trail over the Sierra Madre in northern Mexico. A light abrasion to the foot of the spine., but otherwise a bright, clean copy. Hardcover Hardcover Near fine Item number: 8468

Appr.: | AUD 21.90 | CAD 20.93 | EUR 14.40 | GBP 11.46 | JPY 1800 | MXN 225 | ZAR 200 |
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11. Hope, Ascott R.; illustrated by C.O. Murray.  
Youngsters' Yarns.
 

Publisher: London: George Routledge & Sons, No date (ca. 1890).
No Edition Indicated Hardback 12mo in blue cloth decorated in gilt, black and light blue. 372 pages. Five of the six drawings called for, but no evidence that the missing one was ever mounted in the book. A series of short adventure stories with settings around the world. A typical Victorian publisher's binding in unfaded condition but moderately worn at edges and a one inch tear at top front hinge. Hardcover Hardcover Very good Item number: 8066

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12. Hurd, Edith Thacher.  
The Galleon from Manila.
 

Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press, 1949.
First edition, First printing Hardback octavo in gray cloth. 253 pages with four illustrations by Frederick Chapman, map endpapers. A boy's adventure story, an uncommon book, by the author of Engine Engine No. 9. The adventures of a young man kidnapped as the ship sets sail from Manila to cross the Pacific. The book is lightly edge worn at bottom, but otherwise clean and unmarked. The jacket is generally edgeworn with edge tears and some loss of material at extremities. Both panels of the jacket have some light discoloration from clear tape that has been removed. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine/ Good Dustjacket Item number: 7365

Appr.: | AUD 115.57 | CAD 110.47 | EUR 76.00 | GBP 60.51 | JPY 9500 | MXN 1188 | ZAR 1056 |
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13. Johnson, Merle, compiled by; edited by Francis J. Dowd; illustrated by Howard Pyle.  
Howard Pyle's Book of the American Spirit.
 

Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1923.
First Edition Large quarto, about 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) tall, in quarter black cloth on brown paper covered boards, color pastedown illustration on cover. [346] pages plus 22 color plates (including frontis) not in pagination and many black and white illustrations in pagination. A terrific copy of one of the most impressive Pyle collections. Clean and sound inside. The covers show very mild soiling, very light wear and bumps to the tips, spine ends with light wear. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+ Item number: 15997

Appr.: | AUD 121.65 | CAD 116.28 | EUR 80.00 | GBP 63.69 | JPY 10000 | MXN 1250 | ZAR 1111 |
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14. Jordan, Grace Edington.  
Canyon Boy [Signed].
 

Publisher: Caldwell ID: Caxton Printers, 1960.
First Edition Octavo, 8.5 inches tall, in navy cloth with jacket featuring an illustration of a canyon valley. 450 pages. SIGNED BY AUTHOR WITH PERSONAL INSCRIPTION ON THE ENDPAPER. A novel about a boy's quest to learn about his parents while braving adventures in the Idaho wilderness. Previous owner bookplate on front pastedown. Book is otherwise clean and sound but covers have a touch of edge wear and rubbing. Jacket has minor wear and tiny tears to extremities. A small piece is missing from the top front panel near the spine. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket Item number: 16186

Appr.: | AUD 36.50 | CAD 34.88 | EUR 24.00 | GBP 19.11 | JPY 3000 | MXN 375 | ZAR 333 |
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15. Kingston, W.H.G. (William Henry Giles).  
In the Rocky Mountains: A Tale of Adventure [A Book for Boys].
 

Publisher: London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1878.
First Edition 12mo, abut 7.25 inches tall, in blue cloth decorated in black with gilt titles. 334 pages illustrated by many full page engravings. A popular adventure story with a strong missionary subtext. Note that the subtitle in brackets is on the cover, not the title page. A clean copy but for an owner name on the half title and a stamp of initials on the title page. The binding is sound, but it is safe to assume this has been rebacked with well matched new endpapers since it is somewhat stiff. There is a bookstore tag on the front pastedown. The covers are clean with light edge wear. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good Item number: 11837

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16. Marryat, Captain (Fred); illustrated by Stafford Good.  
The Children of the New Forest.
 

Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927.
First Edition thus Small hardback quarto, about 10 inches tall in black cloth with color cover pastedown, typical for Scribner's Classics. 372 illustrated by nine color plates. A novel of the English Civil War of the 17th century. A remarkably well preserved copy with a spot of fading on the bottom of the spine where a jacket fold exposed the cloth. Very light edge wear and previous owner bookplate on front endpaper, but otherwise a clean, bright, soundly bound copy. The scarce dustjacket with a fully intact color cover pastedown applied, is nearly complete with some very shallow chipping at spine ends, and a one-inch by a quarter inch piece missing on spine adjacent to the bottom rear spine fold. The edges are modestly worn; there is a two inch closed tear at top front panel; another rather messy tear of about the same size at the bottom front spine fold; a 1.5 inch tear with associated crease at the top rear panel; and the spine is lightly but noticeably darkened. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- DJ Item number: 7692

Appr.: | AUD 91.24 | CAD 87.21 | EUR 60.00 | GBP 47.77 | JPY 7500 | MXN 938 | ZAR 833 |
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17. Martin, Louise Anita.  
North to Nome.
 

Publisher: Chicago: Albert Whitman(Junior Press), 1939.
First Edition Story of a pair of twins spending summer in Alaska. Lots of photos of 1930's Alaska. Page bottoms have a waviness but no evidence of water damage. Edges slightly soiled. Jacket chipped about an inch deep in several places and varying in length to 3'. Book and jacket much more attractive than the above description might indicate. Very good, slightly soiled in a chipped jacket, Good Photos. Item number: 574

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18. McFarlane, Arthur E.  
Great Bear Island: A Boy's Story of Adventure and Discovery.
 

Publisher: Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1911.
First Edition Hardback 12mo, about 7.5 inches tall, in mauve cloth decroated in black, white and blue. Eight illustrations on coated paper by Thomas Fogarty. As promised by the subtitle, an adventure with plenty of villains. Previous owner name stamped on front endpaper along with a Christmas gift note dated 1911 in pencil. A little soiling to the endpapers but the inside is otherwise clean and sound. The covers have light extremity wear. Hardcover Hardcover Very good+ Item number: 9371

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19. Porter, Jane; edited by Kate Douglas Wiggin and Nora A. Smith; illustrated by N.C. Wyeth.  
The Scottish Chiefs.
 

Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930.
Later Printing Large octavo in black cloth with inset color illustrations and titles on front cover. 503 pages illustrated by 9 color plates, color illustrated title, illustrated endpapers, cover pastedown (not repeated in book) all by N.C. Wyeth. Allen and Allen, p. 214-15. A retelling of the heroic story of William Wallace. First published in this format in 1921. Clean, bright and unmarked inside. Lovely copy with barely a hint of extremity wear, soundly bound. The scarce dustjacket is, alas, ruined by the removal of the cover, including the illustration, and the front flap, leaving the book cover's pastedown showing through. The remaining spine and rear panel are still there, but the book is priced as though it were entirely absent. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine in a Poor Dustjacket Item number: 15728

Appr.: | AUD 91.24 | CAD 87.21 | EUR 60.00 | GBP 47.77 | JPY 7500 | MXN 938 | ZAR 833 |
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20. Pyle, Howard; compiled by Merle Johnson.  
Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates.
 

Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1930.
Early printing Large quarto, about 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) tall, in quarter black cloth on brown paper covered boards, color pastedown illustration on cover. [247] pages plus 23 plates (including frontis) not in pagination, 7 in color, along with 3 mounted plates, 2 of which are color, and drawings in the text. A terrific copy of one of the most impressive Pyle collections. These pieces were previously published in periodicals over a long period and this collection was first published in 1923. Clean and sound inside but for mild glue offsetting to the front gutter and a bookseller tag on rear pastedown. The covers are likewise bright and unworn. The jacket is rather deeply price clipped and it has light wear to the tips and spine ends with minimal loss of material, a two inch closed tear to the top front panel and a nick on the lower rear panel. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ Dustjacket Item number: 18194

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21. Rideout, Henry Milner; illustrated by Lynd Ward.  
Lola the Bear: A Tale for Men and Boys.
 

Publisher: New York: Duffield & Co., 1928.
First Edition Octavo, about 8.25 inches (21 cm) tall, in marbled green faux leather. 159 pages with a color front frontis and three internal illustrations on coated paper. Rideout, a popular early 20th century author, died before this coming-of-age story was published. These are Lynd Ward's first published book illustrations. The book covers are worn slightly at extremities; inside is clean and sound although the front endpaper gutter has a couple of tiny tears as if punched by a fingernail. The jacket is moderately soiled; there is shallow chipping at spine ends; there are several short tears and one, over in inch long near the front spine fold, that has a tape repair on verso; the spine is slightly but obviously darkened. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good - Dustjacket Item number: 19084

Appr.: | AUD 91.24 | CAD 87.21 | EUR 60.00 | GBP 47.77 | JPY 7500 | MXN 938 | ZAR 833 |
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22. Robinson, Tom; illustrated by Robert McCloskey.  
Trigger John's Son.
 

Publisher: New York: Viking Press, 1949.
First Edition thus This is the first printing of the illustrated edition. The original version was published in 1934. Octavo, about 8.5 inches tall, in brick red cloth decorated in black. A 12-year old orphan falls in with an irreverent bunch of other boys in Pennsylvania. Many delightful illustrations by McCloskey, the winner of two Caldecott Awards and several Honors. Clean, bright and sound inside with a touch of extremity wear to covers. Jacket is complete but for minimal loss of material at the upper tips and the head of the spine; edge wear is modest with perhaps three or four very short edge tears. The spine is dulled from sunning. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good Dustjacket Item number: 14361

Appr.: | AUD 72.99 | CAD 69.77 | EUR 48.00 | GBP 38.22 | JPY 6000 | MXN 750 | ZAR 667 |
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23. Seredy, Kate.  
The Chestry Oak.
 

Publisher: New York: Viking Press, 1948.
First Edition Octavo, about 8.5 inches tall, in red cloth. 236 pages illustrated in black and white by the author. Seredy won the Newbery Award in 1937 for "White Stag". This book tells the story of a Hungarian prince who takes refuge in America after the war and grows up on a farm in New York. The covers show light extremity wear and the endpapers are a little discolored from glue offsetting, but it is otherwise clean, bright, soundly bound. The jacket has chipping and tears at the spine ends; minor sunning to the spine; moderate wear to the extremities; general rubbing. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ Dustjacket Item number: 16043

Appr.: | AUD 152.07 | CAD 145.35 | EUR 100.00 | GBP 79.62 | JPY 12500 | MXN 1562 | ZAR 1389 |
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24. Shirley, Edward.  
Reggie and I: A Picture Book Illustrated by John Hassall.
 

Publisher: London: Thomas Nelson, No date (ca. 1900).
None indicated Small quarto hardback with colorfully illustrated paper covered boards on a green cloth spine. Boards moderately soiled and corners worn and slightly rounded. Interior slightly toned, but color illustrations bright and clean. Title page is moderately soiled. Binding feels sound, but it appears the frontis has been pasted to the front cover, that is, no preliminary pages so that the book opens to title page with the frontis appearing as the pastedown. This may be the original structure since the text ends without any following blanks. Still, a delightful book with eight wonderful full page color illustrations on glossy paper, including one with the chums golfing. Hardcover Hardcover Good without DJ Item number: 5026

Appr.: | AUD 152.07 | CAD 145.35 | EUR 100.00 | GBP 79.62 | JPY 12500 | MXN 1562 | ZAR 1389 |
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25. Stevenson, Robert Louis; illustrated by N.C. Wyeth.  
The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses.
 

Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927.
Later Printing Large octavo in black cloth with inset color illustrations and titles on front cover. 328 pages illustrated by 9 color plates, color illustrated title, illustrated endpapers, cover pastedown (not repeated in book) all by N.C. Wyeth. Allen and Allen, p. 219. A story of the War of the Roses. Particularly nice set of Wyeth illustrations all very sharp. Clean, bright and unmarked inside. Lovely, unworn, soundly bound. The scarce dustjacket is, alas, ruined by the removal of the cover illustration leaving the book cover's pastedown showing through. It is otherwise complete and barely edgeworn, but the book is priced as though it were absent. Hardcover Hardcover Fine in a Poor Dustjacket Item number: 15308

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