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1 (Alcott, Louisa May). Stern, Madeleine; editor PLOTS AND COUNTERPLOTS: More Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott
New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1976. 0688030467 / 9780688030469 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine, lightly shelfworn dust jacket with mild rubbing and a tear to the crown of the spine. Octavo. [319] pages. 
Contents: --"V. V.: or, Plots and Counterplots" (1865), [as by A. M. Barnard]; "A Marble Woman: or, The Mysterious Model" (1865), [as by A. M. Barnard]; "The Skeleton in the Closet" (1867); "A Whisper in the Dark" (1863); and "Perilous Play" (1869). 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2 (Babbitt, Natalie). Levy, Michael NATALIE BABBITT
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1991). 0805776125 / 9780805776126 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket with photo of Babbitt to front panel echoed on frontispiece. Illustrated with black and white reproductions of Babbitt's artwork. 
First critical treatment of the Newberry and Christopher award-winning author/illustrator whose most popular works include TUCK EVERLASTING and THE SEARCH FOR DELICIOUS. Twayne's United States Author Series #573. With index, notes, and bibliography. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 (Bridgers, Sue Ellen). Hipple, Ted PRESENTING SUE ELLEN BRIDGERS
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket decorated with photo portrait of Bridgers. 
Biographical and critical study of the author of HOME BEFORE DARK, SARA WILL, and NOTES FOR ANOTHER LIFE. Twayne United States Authors Series #563: Young Adult Authors. With notes, bibliography and index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 (Enright, Maginel Wright). Dodge, Mary Mapes HANS BRINKER OR THE SILVER SKATES
Philadelphia: David McKay, Publisher, 1918. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very good plus with some foxing, particularly to verso of dedication page; in decorated cloth with color paste-on illustration, top edge gilt; in pictorial dust jacket echoing paste-on, with some soiling, rubbing, edgewear, and chipping to the spine head. 
The perennial children's favorite with the eight extraordinary original color plates and title-page artwork by Maginel Wright Enright. Uncommon in the gorgeous full-color jacket. A lovely copy. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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5 (Klein, Norma). Phy, Allene Stuart PRESENTING NORMA KLEIN
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs, this bio-critical study of the popular young adult writer is based on lengthy interviews with Klein, and is supplemented by notes, a bibliography and an index. 
MOM, THE WOLFMAN AND ME, ANGEL FACE, BIZOU and SUNSHINE are among Klein's controversial and groundbreaking works examined. In the Twayne series of Young Adult Authors (TUSAS 538). 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 (Oneal, Zibby). Bloom, Susan P. & Mercier, Cathryn M. PRESENTING ZIBBY ONEAL
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1991). First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket with photo of Oneal decorating front panel. Illustrated with photographs. 
Vivid portrait of the author of three award-winning books for young adults, THE LANGUAGE OF GOLDFISH, A FORMAL FEELING and IN SUMMER LIGHT. In the Young Adult Authors series of Twayne's United States Authors. (#585). Bibliography and index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 (Peck, Richard). Gallo, Donald R. PRESENTING RICHARD PECK
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1989). First edition. TUSAS #554. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket with photo of Peck to front panel. Illustrated with additional snapshots. With appendices of awards and film adaptations, bibliography, notes and index. 
The prolific and diverse author is here given his first book-length portrait. Peck's many works include adult novel AMANDA/MIRANDA as well as juveniles, ARE YOU IN THE HOUSE ALONE?, THE GHOST BELONGS TO ME and the Blossum Culp series of spooky tales. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 (Speare, Elizabeth George). Apseloff, Marilyn Fain ELIZABETH GEORGE SPEARE
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1991). 0805776362 / 9780805776362 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. 
A comprehensive analysis of Speare's work, considering both her fiction and non-fiction and comparing them to the work of other acclaimed authors, such as Esther Forbes. Twayne's United States Authors Series # 541. 150 pages with index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 (Stratemeyer, Edward). Johnson, Deirdre EDWARD STRATEMEYER AND THE STRATEMEYER SYNDICATE
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805740066 / 9780805740066 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. AS NEW! #627 in the Twayne U.S. Authors Series. 
An astonishingly prolific Stratemeyer created a "production factory" for juvenile series. The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Bobbsey Twins books, and many others were conceived and outlined by him, fleshed out by staff, and issued under an array of house names. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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10 (Stratemeyer, Edward). Johnson, Deirdre EDWARD STRATEMEYER AND THE STRATEMEYER SYNDICATE
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805740066 / 9780805740066 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. #627 in the Twayne U.S. Authors Series. 
An astonishingly prolific Stratemeyer created a "production factory" for juvenile series. The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Bobbsey Twins books, and many others were conceived and outlined by him, fleshed out by staff, and issued under an array of house names. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 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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13 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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14 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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Alexander, Lloyd THE MARVELOUS MISADVENTURES OF SEBASTIAN: Grand Extravaganza, Including a Performance by the Entire Cast of the Gallimaufry-Theatrics
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., (1970). 05253473999 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A rumor of dust-soiling to the top page edges, else a bright, fine copy in vivid orange cloth lettered and decorated in olive; in a price-clipped, illustrated dust jacket that is age-toned, shows a hint of rubbing and a few tiny edge creases. 
1971 National Book Award-winner tells the story of a fiddler who loses his place in the orchestra and must seek his fortune on the highway of life. Wraparound jacket painting by Jacob Landau. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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16 Alger, Horatio A FANCY OF HERS; THE DISAGREEABLE WOMAN
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, (1981). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine with previous owner's small address label to front free endpaper and traces of soiling to the edges; in a pictorial dust jacket that shows one light crease to rear flap fold. 
Two lost novels for adults by the legendary juvenile weaver of rags-to-riches yarns. With an historical introduction by Ralph D. Gardiner; illustrated with reproductions of original illustrations, photographs, facsimile periodical covers. Indexed. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Alger, Horatio, Jr. BEN'S NUGGET; Or A Boy's Search for Fortune: A Story of the Pacific Coast
Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates & Co., [no date]. Early printing. Bound in vivid pictorial cloth with lettering in black, illustrations in red, gilt, white and black; no dust jacket. Hardcover. Front and rear endsheets each show a repaired tear at the inner hinge; mild wear to edges of covers; dot of stain to fore-edge; a flyleaf excised, else about near fine, a sharp, solid copy. This edition bears only the original copyright date of 1882. 
The concluding volume of "The Pacific Series"--immediately preceded by THE YOUNG EXPLORER. This issue features two different color doublespread endsheet illustrations, and two b&w frontispieces: "Turning the Tables" and "The Pacific Series." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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18 Alice, Mary and Downie, John HONOR BOUND
New York: Henry Z. Walck, Inc., (1971). 0809830973 / 9780809830978 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a faintly age-toned, very mildly edgeworn, nearly fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
The year is 1784. The Averys, forced to leave their home after the American War of Independence, head for a new home in Canada, where they hope their British sympathies will not be questioned. Illustrated by John Huffman. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Andrews, Ned COWDOG
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1946. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Former owner's name and address rubberstamped to the pastedown endpapers, one upper corner tip lightly bumped, else near fine in blue cloth; in a lightly shelfworn, very good plus illustrated dust jacket with a few edge tears and nicks. 
A story of a man and his dog and their devoted friendship, set against the rolling mesas and purple mountains of the cow country of Arizona. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 Andrews, V.C. EYE OF THE STORM
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Singapore: Pocket Books, (2000). 0671039822 / 9780671039820 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. A new book. Written as by V.C. Andrews by Andrew Neiderman. (Virginia Andrews died in 1986.) 
"In the wake of a terrible loss, Rain is left alone to bear the Hudson family secrets--as dark and forbidding as storm clouds on the horizon...." The third novel in the Hudson series. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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