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Helen Ford

By: Alger Jr. , Horatio

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, The John C. Winston Co.: N.D.

Edition: Vintage Reprint; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 13848

Condition: Good; Pictorial hardcover embossed with The Telegraph Boy Type 6B and double ruled black border on cover and spine. As the original copyright year is on the title page verso, this reprint edition of the late 19th or early 20th century is often misidentified as a first edition (actually Loring 1866 is the true first). Minor soiling, small spine splits; clean pages; tight binding; former owner's name on end papers.


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 297 pages View more info

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Bob Burton

By: Alger Jr. , Horatio

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, The John C. Winston Co.: 1888

Edition: Vintage Reprint; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 13849

Condition: Very Good-; Pictorial hardcover embossed with The Telegraph Boy Type 6B and double ruled black border on cover and spine. This is a late 19th century reprint edition; tiny tear on spine head; frontispiece; clean pages; tight binding; former owner's name on front end paper.


B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 297 pages View more info

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Tony the Hero A Brave Boy's Adventures with a Tramp

By: Alger Jr. , Horatio

Price: $11.95

Publisher: New York, NY, A. L. Burt Company: 1895-1898

Edition: Vintage Reprint; Later Printing

Seller ID: 13850

Condition: Very Good-; Green cloth pictorial hardcover in format 5A: Fez II (with no tuft) , rubbed; scattered light foxing; tight binding; illustrated. Although copright in 1890, this edition and format was published between 1895 and 1898 as one of 9 Alger works released by Burt during those years. 288 pages plus 34 pages of ads and a catalogue.


B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 288 pages View more info

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Phil the Fiddler; Or, the Story of a Young Street Musician

By: Alger Jr. , Horatio

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, The John C. Winston Co.: c 1890s

Edition: Vintage Reprint; Later Printing

Seller ID: 13851

Condition: Very Good-; Pictorial hardcover Type 4 embossed with man holding horse's head. Originally published in 1872, this is a late 19th century reprint edition, spine lightly sunned, minor loss of color along front cover edge; clean pages; tight binding; former owner's name on front end paper. Although the title page states that the illustrations are by Laura Caxton, this edition does not include any illustrations.


B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 265 pages View more info

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Frank Hunter's Peril

By: Alger Jr. , Horatio

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, The John C. Winston Co.: c 1896

Edition: Vintage Reprint; Later Printing

Seller ID: 13852

Condition: Very Good-; Pictorial hardcover Type 7A with full cover overlay of newspaper boy. Originally published in 1896, this is a late 19th century reprint edition, rubbed; frontispiece; clean pages; tight binding; former owner's name on front end paper.


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 335 pages View more info

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Shifting for Himself; Or, Gilbert Greyson's Fortunes

By: Alger Jr. , Horatio

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, The John C. Winston Co.: c 1890s

Edition: Vintage Reprint; Later Printing

Seller ID: 13853

Condition: Very Good-; Pictorial hardcover similar to Type 2 with fill color oval inlay, but without the illustrated title page. Originally published in 1876 by Loring, this is a late 19th century reprint edition, front pastedown repaired; color frontispiece and color illustrations; clean pages; tight binding; former owner's name on front end paper.


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 356 pages View more info

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A Cousin's Conspiracy or a Boy's Struggle for an Inheritance

By: Alger Jr. , Horatio

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Hurst & Company: 1909

Edition: Vintage Reprint; Later Printing

Seller ID: 13854

Condition: Good+; Pictorial beige cloth hardcover in Format 30: Engine II with running newsboy on spine. One of 67 Alger titles published by Hurst in 1909 as their American Boys Edition. This is an early 20th century reprint edition, loss of fabric in spine gutters; clean pages; tight binding; former owner's name on front end paper.


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 288 pages View more info

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Strong and Steady or Paddle Your Own Canoe

By: Alger Jr. , Horatio

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Hurst & Company: 1909

Edition: Vintage Reprint; Later Printing

Seller ID: 13859

Condition: Good+; Pictorial beige cloth hardcover in Format 30: Engine II with running newsboy on spine, bumped, scuffed. One of 67 Alger titles published by Hurst in 1909 as their American Boys Edition. This is an early 20th century reprint edition, clean pages except for usual ex-library marks; tight binding.


Ex-Library; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 288 pages View more info

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Wait and Win

By: Alger Jr. , Horatio

Price: $34.95

Publisher: New York, NY, A. L. Burt Company: 1910

Edition: Vintage Reprint; Later Printing

Seller ID: 13863

Condition: Very Good; Tan cloth pictorial hardcover in Format 35: Boat with capped head spine, bumped; clean pages; tight binding. First published by Burt in1908, this edition and format was published as one of 69 Alger works in 1910.


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 279 pages View more info

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Paul Prescott's Charge or a Turn of Fortune

By: Alger Jr. , Horatio

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, NY, A. L. Burt Company: 1909

Edition: Vintage Reprint; Later Printing

Seller ID: 13864

Condition: Very Good; Green cloth pictorial hardcover in Format 32: Frying Pan, bumped; cracked front hinge; clean pages. First published by Loring in 1865, this edition and format was published by Burt as one of 55 Alger works in 1909.


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 287 pages View more info

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Tom the Bootblack

By: Alger Jr. , Horatio

Price: $24.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Street & Smith: 1900-1905

Edition: Vintage Reprint; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 13865

Condition: Very Good-; Tan cloth hardcover in Format 3A: Reader; however, rather than Federal Book Company on the spine, it is Street & Smith. This edition and format was published between 1900 and 1905, a period during which they published 17 Alger titles in this format. This copy is bumped, minor soiling; clean pages; tight binding. Street & Smith and G. W. Carleton together published the first edition in 1878, under the title of "The Western Boy; or, The Road to Success."


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 282 pages View more info

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In a New World Or, Among the Gold Fields of Australia

By: Alger Jr. , Horatio

Price: $24.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Stitt Publishing Company: 1905

Edition: Vintage Reprint; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 13866

Condition: Fair; Tan cloth hardcover in a red and black format with a boy holding a stick across the back of his sholders and featuring laural wreaths on the front cover and spine. This copy is one of an edition and format published in 1905, a period during which the Mershon Company was changing its name to Stitt Publishing Company, evidenced by the fact that Stitt appears on the title page and Mershon on the spine. The book is bumped, moderately soiled, and the front hinge is cracked. The first edition of this title was published by Porter & Coates in 1893.


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 162 pages View more info

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Try and Trust Or, Abner Holden's Bound Boy

By: Alger Jr. , Horatio

Price: $34.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Stitt Publishing Company: 1905

Edition: Vintage Reprint; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 13867

Condition: Near Fine; Green cloth hardcover in a red and black format with a boy holding a stick across the back of his shoulders and featuring laural wreaths on the front cover and spine. This copy is one of an edition and format published in 1905, a period during which the Mershon Company was changing its name to Stitt Publishing Company, evidenced by the fact that Stitt appears on the title page and Mershon on the spine. The book is lightlly rubbed, but otherwise is clean and tight. The first edition of this title was published by Loring in 1873.


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 263 pages View more info

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The Wind from Spain

By: Aspinwall, Marguerite

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, NY, The Century Co.: 1931

Edition: First Edition Thus; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 13198

Condition: Very Good; Maroon library binding with gilt titles, rubbed, bumped; clean pages except for the usual Nantucket Atheneum ex-library marks; illustrated.


As a "girls' book" (remember; this is 1931) with a Nantucket background, this book is a better piece of fiction than many works of the genre. A copy of a 1931 review of the book is laid in. ; Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 258 pages View more info

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Sea Chest in the Attic

By: Bouton, Warren Hussey

Price: $5.49

Publisher: Short Hills, NJ, Hither Creek Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12478

ISBN: 0970055501

Condition: New; Pictorial paperback; clean pages; tight binding.


Sarah and Ben thought they were going to Nantucket for a fun week in the sun, sand and surf with their Grandparents. But after discovering an old sea chest in the attic their vacation is suddenly filled with adventure, mystery and the ghost of a mean-spirited sea captain named Ichabod Paddack! ; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 86 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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The Captain's Return: a Spooky Tale from Nantucket

By: Bouton, Warren Hussey

Price: $5.49

Publisher: Short Hills, NJ, Hither Creek Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12479

ISBN: 0970055544

Condition: New; Pictorial paperback; clean pages; tight binding.


Sarah and Ben discover that summer vacation on Nsntucket is not all fun and basking in the sun. A note in a bottle on the beach leads them into another spooky adventure that ends in a Nantucket sleighride with their old enemy...the ghost of Captain Ichabod Paddack. ; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 85 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Freddy's Cousin Weedly

By: Brooks, Walter R.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A Knopf: 1945

Edition: First Edition; 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 13856

Condition: Very Good; Orange cloth hardcover with blue decoration and spine titles; illustrated end papers; frontispiece; clean pages; tight binding; b&w illustrations by Kurt Wiese; originally published in 1940.


B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 283 pages View more info

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The Man in the Ceiling

By: Feiffer, Jules

Price: $24.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Harpercollins: 1993

Edition: Advanced Reading Copy; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author & Illustrator

Seller ID: 13876

ISBN: 0062050354

Condition: As New; Pictorial paperback Advance Reading Copy; SIGNED by Feiffer with dedication on half title page; clean pages; tight binding; illustrated.


Cartoons; 9.10 X 6.10 X 0.80 inches; 185 pages; Signed by Author & Illustrator View more info

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The Little Colonel At Boarding School

By: Johnston, Annie Fellows

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Boston, L. C. Page & Company: 1951

Edition: First Edition; 42nd Printing

Seller ID: 13319

Condition: Very Good in Poor dust jacket; Red cloth hardcover with light gilt titles; DJ chipped and small pieces missing; clean pages; tight binding; former owner's name on ffep.


Originally published in 1903, this book remained a favorite for many decades. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 306 pages View more info

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The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation

By: Johnston, Annie Fellows

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Boston, The Page Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition; 26th Printing

Seller ID: 13320

Condition: Very Good in Poor dust jacket; Pictorial cloth hardcover in red and black, spine head frayed; DJ with early repair and in tatters with missing pieces and sunned spine; cracked front hinge; clean pages; tight binding; former owner's name on ffep.


Originally published in 1903, as with others in this seried, this book remained a favorite for many decades. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 333 pages View more info