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Fiction, Childrens From Madden Books


The Varmint

By Owen Johnson

Very Good HC in Good DJ. Yellow-green cloth over boards, pictorial cover design, black & red letters. Bright, clean covers & spine; very slightly rubbed at spine end corners; tightly bound; minor dusting on text block edges; owner's blind stamped, embossed initials (small) on title page; very clean interior. Off white DJ with red-orange pictorial design (replicating cover design), black letters. In Brodart-type mylar; lightly soiled/foxed; 2 inch by 3/4 inch chip missing at back cover top inner corner onto spine head. Publisher's address indicates 1900-1912 printing; copyright page states 'Published , July, 1910', which is the original Baker & Taylor print date. This title page differs from 1st edition in listing author's works including 'Tennessee Shad', which published 1911. So this printing was late 1911 or early 1912. 12mo, 396 pp; illustrated by F.R. Gruger.


Jim Davis

By John Masefield

November 3, 1929; 3rd printing. Good HC, no DJ. Blue rib-grain cloth with gilt titles and gilt design enclosing full color pictorial paper panel on front cover; yellow end papers; tissue guarded frontis. Some scuffing to covers; darkened on spine, gilt lettering effaced, titles just legible; cover picture is clear but has foxing marks; rubbed at spine ends; owner name on front end paper; foxing on prelims and some interior pages; tightly bound. 8vo, 226 pp; 8 color illustrations by Mead Schaeffer.


Swiss Family Robinson

By Kampe (Wyss, Johann), Joachim Heinrich

Good- HC, no DJ. Blue cloth over boards with brown frond design, gilt panel with raised letters. Scuffed, somewhat soiled covers; rubbed at spine ends, small splits; tightly bound; owner name on front free end paper; clean interior; age adrkened, somewhat brittle leaves. Title page incorrectly gives Kampe (sic) as author. Campe was tutor to Baron Humboldt and author of "The Young Robinson", another castaway adventure tale. 12mo, 415 pp; illustrated.


The Long Defence

By Friedrich Donauer (Cooper, trans)

Stated 1st edition. Near Fine HC, no DJ. Blue cloth over boards with black letters and yellow designs; pictorial end papers. Bright clean covers and spine; lightly scuffed on back cover with very faint stain at fore edge; tightly bound; gift inscription on frontispiece recto; crisp, clean interior. Illustrated by Karl Muhlmeister and Peter Hurd. 12mo, 306 pp.


Eight Plus One (8 plus 1)

By Cormier, Robert

1st printing. Fine HC in Fine DJ. Blind stamped white paper over boards backed with purple cloth, gilt letters. Crisp, bright, clean covers, spine & interior - no defects noted. DJ is clean & complete; very faintly scuffed; slight age darkening on flaps at head & tail edges; 1/8" closed tear on back cover at head edge.


Visions: Nineteen Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults

By Gallo, Donald R

HB 8vo FN/VG 228 pages. 1st or 2nd printing - number line 2. Red boards with quarter black cloth, gilt letters. Bright, crisp, clean, tightly bound. DJ is very slightly scuffed at head of spine and front cover top fore corner; no tears or chips.


Proud and Lazy: A Story for Little Folks

By Oliver Optic

Light red sand-grain cloth over boards, blind stamped floral design on cover; gilt letters & floral design on spine. Lightly scuffed, enevenly faded covers; rubbed along edges, not split or fraying; tightly bound; name on front pastedown; vertical crease on title page; clean interior. 24mo, 96 pp; illustrated.


A Kid for Two Farthings

By Wolf Mankowitz

1st edition. Good+ HC in Good DJ. Light blue patterned boards, black titles and pictorial design. Clean, square covers and spine; very slight fading/age darkening along cover edges; clean interior. DJ is complete; scuffed; small chips at spine ends. 12mo, 120 pp; illustrated.


Pirates Of The Delaware

By Rupert Sargent Holland

Good- HC, no DJ. Tan cloth over boards, black pictorial design and letters. Scuffed, soiled covers & spine; front top fore corner bumped; rubbed at spine ends & fore corners, light fraying; 3/4" split at spine head/back cover joint; front end paper missing; tight; occasional foxing/light soiling interior. 8vo, 318 pp; illustrated by W.H. Wolf.