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1 Aaron, Chester AN AMERICAN GHOST
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., (1973). 0152030506 / 9780152030506 First edition, first printing. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Mild soiling to top edge, thus near fine in light blue cloth with dark blue lettering; in an age-darkened and lightly edgeworn illustrated dust jacket with a short closed tear to lower front panel, nick to spine panel. Illustrated by David Gwynne Lemon. 
Young Albie must survive on the frontier in 1860's America, fighting fear, hunger, and an "American ghost"--a mountain lion--with whom he must forge a relationship which will cause him to see the world--and himself--in a new way. 
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2 Aaron, Chester BETTER THAN LAUGHTER
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., (1972). 015206950X / 9780152069506 First edition, first printing. Inscribed, dated and SIGNED by the author to the front free endsheet. Hardcover. Soiling and mild stain to page edges, else near fine in bright green cloth; in an age-darkened, lightly edge-worn, illustrated dust jacket, showing a few tiny nicks. Wraparound jacket art by Hope Meryman. 
"The strength...lies in the interaction between Allan and Sam, two young boys escaping their expensive suburban California life, and Horace Butright, an aging county dump caretaker, who reconstructs the past from discarded, broken objects."--PW. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Aaron, Chester BETTER THAN LAUGHTER
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., (1972). 015206950X / 9780152069506 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Paper-clip indentation to front free endsheet, else about fine, in green cloth; in a soiled, stained, age-toned, and edge-nicked dust jacket with a closed edge tear at front flap fold. Wraparound jacket art by Hope Meryman. 
Aaron's first book for children is a "brave, unorthodox and brutal final comment on parental indifference....talk about breaking the mold in teen-age literature."--San Francisco Chronicle. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Aaron, Chester CATCH CALICO!
New York: E. P. Dutton, (1979). 0525275517 / 9780525275510 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild soiling to page edges, else nearly fine; in a rubbed, age-toned, lightly edgeworn illustrated dust jacket that is also slightly faded to the spine panel. Jacket illustration by John Wallner. 
Louis must comes to terms with the loss of his father, the mysterious and frightening illness of his grandfather, and even with changes in the behavior of his "champion" cat Calico. Inscribed, dated, and SIGNED by the author to the flyleaf. 
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