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1 Corbett, Scott WHAT MAKES A PLANE FLY?
Boston/Toronto: Little, Brown and Company/Atlantic Monthly Press (1967). First edition. Hardcover. Faint ghost of a tiny price sticker to pastedown, else fine in sand-colored cloth, lettered and decorated in brown; in a very nearly fine illustrated dust jacket. A beautiful copy! 
Principles of aeronautics explained for a juvenile audience with instructive illustrations by Len Darwin. One of a series of attractively produced small format picture books in the "What Makes" series by Corbett and Darwin. 58 pp. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Ditzel, Paul C. HOW THEY BUILT OUR NATIONAL MONUMENTS
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc. (1976). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Stories behind the construction of ten famous United States monuments, including the White House, Liberty Bell, Washington Monument, Golden Gate Bridge, the Mt. Rushmore faces, Statue of Liberty, Hoover Dam, etc. Illustrated with photographs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Dolan, Edward F., Jr. GREAT MYSTERIES OF THE ICE AND SNOW
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1985). 039608642X / 9780396086420 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
This book explores the best of the eerie mysteries that have occurred in ice and snow including sections on the Abominable snowman, the ice ship in the Northwest Passage, and the hot air balloon voyage of the Eagle. 117 pp.; maps and photos. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Frankel, Lillian and Godfrey, editors SCRAPBOOK OF REAL-LIFE STORIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE: The Best from the Newspapers
New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., (1958). First edition. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine dust jacket with slight rubbing at the spine and flap fold edges. 
A collection of over 100 delightful articles culled from daily newspapers that offer slices of life, news, sports, activities and adventures for and about young people in the 1950s. Includes such stories as a car-hop's first day on the job. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Grenfell, Wilfred T. YOURSELF AND YOUR BODY
London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, (1924). First edition. Red cloth with black titles in boxed panels. This copy has been SIGNED by Sir Grenfell to the front endpaper. Hardcover. Page 139-140 torn and creased, else a near fine copy; in a soiled and age-toned illustrated dust jacket with minor shelfwear, a small nick to the lower spine, and a closed short tear to the upper front panel. 
317 pages; illustrated with over 200 drawings by the author. In recognition of his medical, educational and social work on the Labrador coast and the northern tip of Newfoundland Dr. Wilfred T. Grenfell was honored with a knighthood July 25, 1927. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 Kerr, Laura WONDER OF HIS WORLD: Charles Willson Peale
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, (1968). First edition. Hardcover. Some fading along the shelf edges, otherwise a very good plus copy in a lightly shelfworn and age-toned dust jacket with a short closed tear to the upper rear panel. 
A biography aimed at a juvenile audience illustrated with photographs of some of Peale's more famous paintings. 189 pages. Hardcover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Schneider, Steven; Herron, Edwin, illustrator THE FIRST BOOK OF FISHING
New York: Franklin Watts, Inc., 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Pale offsetting to the endsheets, else a nearly fine copy in lime green cloth stamped in purplish pink with lettering and fishing pole/bait basket device; in color-illustrated dust jacket that is faintly age-darkened and shows minor wear to the edges. 
Informative, lively introduction to angling for kids features vintage illustrations in black-and-white and yellow and fuchsia scattered throughout, with particularly attractive pictorial endpapers. In the "First Book" series of non-fiction for juveniles. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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