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1 (Alger, Horatio). Gardner, Ralph D. HORATIO ALGER: Or The American Hero Era
New York: Arco Publishing Company, Inc., (1978). 0688044667 First edition thus. 503 pages, including index. Illustrated. Hardcover. Cello-tape scars to front and rear pastedowns mild soiling to upper page edges, age-toning to pages, thus very good plus; in a very good dust jacket: age-toned, price-clipped, with creasing to both flaps, cello-tape remnant to rear flap. 
"For once it is not a cliché to call this definitive."--Saturday Review. Nostalgic biography of the man whose name is synonymous with rag-to-riches success, including a complete and updated bibliography once published separately as ROAD TO SUCCESS. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 (Disney, Walt). Platt, Rutherford and the Staff of the Walt Disney Studio Walt Disney: SECRETS OF LIFE, A True-Life Adventure
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1957). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very small, very faint patch of stain to upper page edges, else fine, in black-lettered russett cloth shelfback over illustrated green boards; in a price-clipped, very lightly worn, mildly age-toned color photo-pictorial dust jacket. A nice copy! 
Illustrated companion to the Disney documentary (narration by James Algar) is jammed with color photos taken by the filmmakers. Some chapters: Secrets Hidden in Rocks, Secrets of Seeds, of Bees, of Ants, of Flowers, of Storms and Volcanoes. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 (Stratemeyer, Edward). Billman, Carol THE SECRET OF THE STRATEMEYER SYNDICATE: Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, and the Million Dollar Fiction Factory
New York: The Ungar Publishing Company, (1986). 0804420556 / 9780804420556 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Index, notes, bibliography, checklist of Stratemeyer series. 
Chapter-length studies of the mystery-adventure superstars of Stratemeyer's publishing dynasty: the Rover Boys, the Hardy Boys, Ruth Fielding, the Happy Hollisters, and Nancy Drew; with observations about many other series characters. Illustrated. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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4 (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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5 (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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6 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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7 Appleton, Victor, II TOM SWIFT AND HIS MEGASCOPE SPACE PROBER
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, (1962). 900119964X / 9789001199647 First edition, first printing. #20 in The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures. Spine number 9120. Illustrated by Charles Brey. Hardcover. Pages mildly age-toned, tiny tears to spine crown, soiling to page edges, thus very good, in pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued. Spine and rear cover light orange. Endsheet art in black, b&w drawings within. 
When another secret invention of Tom's becomes the target of his enemy, all evidence points to the fact that an unidentified traitor at Swift Enterprises is in league with a criminal mastermind outside the plant. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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8 Blaine, John THE WAILING OCTOPUS: A Rick Brant Science-Adventure Story
New York, N.Y.: Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers, (1956). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, virtually as new!, in pinkish tweed-pattern composition binding with black lettering and devices; pictorial endpaper map of Spindrift Island; near fine illustrated dust jacket with lightning bolt insignia and volume # (11). 
Rick and pal Scotty search for a Virgin Island called Clipper Cay--described in a pirate's logbook they dug up on their beloved Spindrift Island. Illustrated within in b&w, including plain paper frontispiece. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9 Blyton, Enid SECRET SEVEN ON THE TRAIL
(London): Hodder Children's Books, (1997). 0340703938 / 9780340703939 First edition thus. Hardcover. Very minor crimp to spine crown, else fine, in burgundy boards; in an illustrated dust jacket that shows only a whisper of edgewear and corresponding mild crinkling at spine head. 
The fourth adventure of the Secret Seven, published in this collector's reissue to celebrate the centenary of Blyton's birth. With illustrations by George Brook. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Cousin Alice "ALL'S NOT GOLD THAT GLITTERS;" Or The Young Californian
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1891. Reprint. 214 pages, plus [2] pages of ads to rear. Frontispiece and three additional full-page engravings. Hardcover. Very good plus: light wear, some staining to covers, a few corner creases and scattered stains within; brown cloth with red rules, devices, gilt lettering to front; gilt lettering, rules, gilt-and-red floral vignettes to spine; blind stamping to rear. 
Fourth book in the "Home" juvenile series written by Alice Bradley Haven under the pseudonym "Cousin Alice." First published in 1853, this title is considered to be the first children's book with a California setting. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11 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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RUTH FIELDING AND HER GREAT SCENARIO: Or Striving for the Motion Picture Prize, Emerson, Alice B.
12 Emerson, Alice B. RUTH FIELDING AND HER GREAT SCENARIO: Or Striving for the Motion Picture Prize
New York: Cupples & Leon Company, Publishers, [circa 1929]. Early printing. First issued in 1927; ads to the rear of this copy list to RUTH FIELDING CLEARING HER NAME, a 1929 title. Hardcover. Fine in tan cloth with blue portrait of Ruth in her 20s-era skirt; in a fine dust jacket (with just a whisper of rubbing) adorned with Clara M. Burd's 1926 full-color painting of Ruth standing by a wall wearing a red cape and clasping a book to her bosom. 
Ruth plans to enter her movie scenario in a contest, but it is stolen! When it is at last recovered, Ruth wins the $50,000 prize, inspiring Tom her to lift her off the ground, "kissing her twice!" An exquisite copy of this title in a very early issue. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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13 Esenwein, J. Berg, editor FIELD AND CAMPUS
Springfield, Massachusetts: McLoughlin Bros. Inc., (1937). First edition. Hardcover. Uniform age-toning to the endpapers, shelf edges rubbed, else very good in orange boards and black titles; in a very good dust jacket (with illustration of sweet-faced girls in action-hockey poses) with edge tears and a half-inch chip from the upper edge. 
A collection of "exciting" adventure, sports and mystery stories featuring girls at school and in college. Illustrated in b&w throughout depicting thrilling captioned scenes. Color frontispiece--showing tennis play, and first b&w show some pencil marks. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Farley, Walter THE BLACK STALLION AND THE GIRL
New York: (1978). 0394821459 / 9780394821450 First edition thus: movie preview variant. Rear cover and jacket bear a promotional slug for the upcoming film based on Farley's beloved series. Hardcover. Ghost of a tiny price sticker to front free endpaper, else fine in laminated, illustrated boards; in a mildly age-toned, fine dust jacket (flap price, $3.95), with cover painting by Angie Draper. Decorated endsheets with horse portraits also by Draper. 
In 1968 Pam Farley was killed in a car crash in Europe at the age of 20. Mr. Farley memorialized his daughter's "free spirit and love of horses" in this later period Black Stallion novel. A superb example, in stunningly fresh condition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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15 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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16 Garis, Howard R. RICK AND RUDDY ON THE TRAIL
Springfield, Massachusetts: Milton Bradley Company, 1924. First edition. With frontis and three additional illustrations by W.B. King reproduced on coated stock inserts. Hardcover. Previous owner's signature to front endsheet, mild, nearly invisible crease to a few preliminary pages, else very nearly fine in brown, orange and black pictorial binding; lacking dust jacket. A nice copy! 
Final entry in the series chronicling the adventures of Rick and his dog Ruddy, by the prolific and versatile creator of Uncle Wiggily and Stratemeyer ghostwriter supreme, who wrote as Victor Appleton, Laura Lee Hope, Lester Chadwick and Roy Rockwood! 
Price: 45.00 USD
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17 Johnston, Annie Fellows THE LITTLE COLONEL IN ARIZONA
Boston: L.C. Page & Company, Publishers, (1945). Thirty-fourth Impression. Eight illustrations (including frontispiece) by Etheldred B. Barry reproduced on coated stock inserts. $2.25 flap price. Hardcover. Just a touch of fading at spine crown, else fine, in burgundy textured binding with gilt lettering and rules; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket with shallow chip to head of spine panel, mild nicking at spine heel. 
"Joyce and the Ware family have made a new home, and Joyce, especially, is having a difficult time making the adjustment to the 'loneliness' of the Arizona desert. That is, until an invalid at Lee's Ranch tells her the 'Legend of Camelback Mountain."' 
Price: 35.00 USD
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18 Johnston, Annie Fellows THE LITTLE COLONEL'S CHRISTMAS VACATION
Boston: L.C. Page & Co., Publishers, (1944). Thirty-second Impression. Eight illustrations (including frontispiece) by Etheldred B. Barry reproduced on coated stock inserts. $2.25 flap price. Hardcover. Just a whisper of wear, else fine, in burgundy textured binding with gilt lettering and rules; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket with minor nicking at spine ends, a suggestion of fading to spine panel. 
"The old Lloydsboro Seminary has burned down, and this suits the Little Colonel fine, as she finds herself, along with Betty, Kitty and Allison, at 'Dear Old Warwick Hall,' a beautiful mansion run as a boarding school." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 Johnston, Annie Fellows THE LITTLE COLONEL'S CHUM: MARY WARE
Boston: L.C. Page & Company, Publishers, (1941). Twenty-second Impression. Eight illustrations (including frontispiece) by L.J. Bridgman reproduced on coated stock inserts. $2.00 flap price. Hardcover. Upper edges of covers and tiny area of spine head faded, else near fine, in pink cloth with gilt lettering and rules; in good only dust jacket: nicked, chipped, creased, faded, and edgetorn. 
"The first sequel, or shall we say continuation, of the Little Colonel stories, born of the pressures Johnston received from her many young readers to continue the series...we begin with the irascible Mary Ware beginning her first term at Warwick Hall." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Johnston, Annie Fellows THE LITTLE COLONEL'S HERO
Boston: The Page Company, Publishers: (1944). Thirty-seventh Impression. Eight illustrations (including frontispiece) by Etheldred B. Barry reproduced on coated stock inserts. $2.25 flap price. Hardcover. A hint of wear at the spine ends, else fine, in burgundy binding with gilt lettering and rules; in a very good illustrated dust jacket with nicking at the spine ends, closed tear to lower front panel. 
"As the surprise gift for her twelfth birthday, the Little Colonel goes abroad to spend the summer in Europe. In Geneva, she befriends an old Prussian major and his Red Cross dog, a St. Bernard named Hero." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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