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Childrens, Fiction From Madden Books


All Alone in the World

By Johanna Spyri

1st US edition. Good HC, no DJ. Ex-library. Blue-green boards, gilt letters. Clean covers and spine; faint sunning/discoloration on covers; no external library marks; tightly bound; bookplate on front pastedown; pocket on rear pastedown; clean interior. 8vo, 172 pp; illustrated.


Choristers' Cake

By William Mayne

1st US edition. Very Good HC in Good DJ. Tan cloth over boards, silver letters. Clean covers and spine; very slight fading at cover edges; tightly bound; leaf 23/24 with 1 inch dog-ear crease, otherwise bright, clean interior. DJ is complete, lightly scuffed/soiled; few small chips at spine ends; 3/4 inch closed tear at front cover/spine tail joint; spotting on inner face; faintly musty odor. Now in protective mylar. 8vo, 160 pp; illustrated by C. Walter Hodges.


The Castaways

By W.W. Jacobs

Very Good HC in Poor DJ. Tan cloth over boards, black letters. Clean covers and spine; slightly faded at spine ends; tightly bound; light foxing on end papers; owner signed name 'Henry [Steele] Commager' (noted author and historian – NYU, Columbia & Amherst) on front free end paper; clean interior; slight age darkening at page edges. DJ is clean, lightly scuffed; some age darkening; top half of spine missing; 1 chip from spine laid in; DJ is fairly brittle. 12mo, 249 pp.


Edward and Marigold

By Marjorie Thorburn

Reading copy. Case missing, that is, no covers; textblock is complete and bound though first gathering is starting; front (half title) is lightly scuffed/soiled with small chips and tears at fore edge; back (rear fly leaf) is scuffed/soiled with chips missing at fore edge; interior is clean. 12mo, 230 pp; illust by Barbara Moray Williams.


The Last Play

By Ralph Henry Barbour

Later printing. Good HC, no DJ. Brown, vertical rib-grain cloth over boards with red letters and frame design. Bright, clean covers and spine; light scuffing; 2 small white paint blotches at mid-spine and 1 at back cover top fore corner; rubbed at spine ends, light fraying at spine head; tightly bound; light foxing on frontispiece and title page, otherwise clean interior. 12mo, 274 pp.


Wolf Run, or The Boys of the Wilderness

By Elijah Kellogg

Red cloth over boards, black white & yellow pictorial design and letters. Lightly scuffed covers; rubbed at fore corners and spine ends; split in cloth neatly reglued at back cover.spine joint; tightly bound; neatly reglued at end paper hinges; owner name and date (1902) in pencil on front free end paper; clean interior. 'American Boys Series' on lower spine and adverts at end of text block; 'The Forest Glen Series' on title page. Cf, Sternick, #682; later printing. 12mo, 292 pp; illustrated.


The Story of Doctor Dolittle

By Hugh Lofting

1st printing. Good softcover. Clean covers and spine; very slight bump at spine tail; tightly bound; clean interior; age darkened at page edges. Large 16mo, 125 pp.