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1 Barbour, Ralph Henry FINKLER'S FIELD: A Story of School and Baseball
New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1911. First edition. Hardcover. Owner's signature and date (December 25, 1911) to the front endpaper, mild soiling and rubbing to the covers, minor shelfwear, else a very good plus copy in attractive blue cloth with titles and spine and front panel illustration in white; no dust jacket. 
Frontispiece and three internal color plates by Howard Heath. "Outcast from Kansas at an Eastern boys school wins friends by persuading Finkler the neighboring farmer to let them use his field as a diamond."--McCue, BASEBALL BY THE BOOKS. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 Dixon, Franklin W. CASTAWAYS OF THE STRATOSPHERE; or Hunting the Vanished Balloonists
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, (1935). First edition. Hardcover. Mild uniform offsetting to the orange illustrated endpapers, tiny split to the upper spine, minor shelfwear, else a very good copy in brown cloth with lettering and monoplane illustration in blue; in a chipped and shelfworn color pictorial dust jacket. 
Volume 18 (of 20) of the Ted Scott Flying Stories: frontispiece on coated paper by Clemens Gretta; listing to CASTAWAYS on the verso of the title-page; rear advertisement lists to CASTAWAYS; and dust jacket notes CASTAWAYS last. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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3 Eaton, Evelyn JOHN: FILM STAR
London/Edinburgh/Paris/Melbourne/Toronto/New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., (1937). First edition. Exquisitely illustrated in black-and-white (line drawings within) and color (4 plates and jacket) by Jack Matthew and Maximilen Vox. Nearly fine, with owner's dated (1939) inscription to front endsheet, mild offsetting to endsheets; jacket shows edgewear, nicking, chipping to spine ends, closed tear and crease to front, light soiling; but the jacket art is amazingly bright and intact. 
"Novel for boys" about a young English schoolboy on holiday in Paris who takes part in a film about the French Revolution. Extraordinary copy of a scarce title by an author best known for her historical romance of French Canada, QUIETLY MY CAPTAIN WAITS. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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4 Finlay, Roger T. THE WONDER ISLAND BOYS ADVENTURES ON STRANGE ISLANDS
New York: The New York Book Company, (1915). First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus in bright and vivid color-decorated cloth: very light edgewear, some pale areas of soiling to page edges, previous owner's inscription (dated 1916) to front free endsheet; in dust jacket with some nicking, chipping, soiling, staining. 
Seventh in the educational series of adventures of these "Young Robinson Crusoes"--Mattson & Davis. Intext illustrations; interior b&w plates by "Kirkham." A quite nice copy of this appealingly produced boys' juvenile, in the scarce early dust jacket! 
Price: 150.00 USD
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5 Henty, G.A.; Wood, Stanley L., illustrator NO SURRENDER!: A Tale of the Rising in La Vendee
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Spine faded, corner tip bumped, address label to pastedown, mild soiling, rubbing, else very good plus in red cloth, all edges green, brown endsheets; cover, spine lettered in gilt, decorated with three-color portraits of a pair of plucky revolutionaries. 
Tissue-guarded frontispiece and seven b&w plates by Wood. Adventure yarn for boys by the British author of more than 100 novels, tells the story of an English lad who forms a company of scouts for the Vendean army during the French Revolution. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 Pease, Howard JUNGLE RIVER
Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company , Inc., 1948. Early reprint. Young Moderns edition. Hardcover. A touch of wear to the spine ends, pages tanned (as expected in this war-issue era volume), else a near fine copy in vivid pictorial dust jacket that shows some light edgewear, nicking, and a couple of creased tears to the upper front panel. 
A fast-moving mystery story, illustrated by Armstrong Sperry, involving a boy's adventures in search of his father in the New Guinea jungle. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7 Standish, Burt L. DICK MERRIWELL'S REVENGE
New York: Street & Sim th Corporation, Publishers: [1925]. Large paperbound format. The Merriwell Series #82. Mild reader's crease and pinhole to front cover, very shallow chipping at lower edge rear cover, tanning to pages and covers, as expected, else an about near fine copy, in color-illustrated wraps. 
Quite nice example of this unusual title in the series--the cheap production and fragility of the paper renders these editions particularly vulnerable to the ravages of time. Cover art shows two fencers in full gear battling on a deserted landscape. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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