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THE BLOWING-WAND A Story of Bohemian Glassmaking in Ohio

by Ziegler, Elsie Reif

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Philadelphia John C. Winston & Co. 1955. Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION. Near fine in a near fine, clipped dj. Old store stock in unread condition. In the Land of the Free series, this is juvenile adventure is set in the glass blowing industry in mid 19th century Ohio. Illustrated by Jacob Landau.
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THE HIRED GIRL

by Schlitz, Laura Amy

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NY: Candlewick Press, 2015. Hard Cover. Very Fine in a Very Fine dustjacket. Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for historical fiction. No award medal on dust jacket. Book is in unread condition.. First edition, First Printing.
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BEYOND THE BRIGHT SEA

by Wolk, LAUREN

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2017
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Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2017. Hard Cover. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. TIipped in page SIGNED by author. 2018 winner of the Scott O'Dell award for historical fiction, no award medal on dustjacket small signed sticker on dj. Book is in unread condition.. First edition, First Printing.
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THE SIGN OF THE ANCHOR

by Nevin, Evelyn C., Illustrated by Manning deV. Lee

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Philadelphia: Westminster, 1957 Hard Cover. Very Good in a Good Dustjacket. FIRST EDITION. Story of a boy in Corinth during the time of Nero. End papers and edges of book foxed (yellowed), corners of book bumped. Dj spine sun faded, book faintly musty..
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BIG JOHN'S SECRET

by Jewett, Eleanore M.

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Viking NY 1962 Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION. Fine in a fine dj. Illustrated by Fredrerick T. Chapman, One small crimp to the lower front edge of book. 236pgs. A juvenile adventure set in 13th century England and the Crusades, in beautiful condition!.
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THE BREAD WINNER.

by Whitmore, Arvella.

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1990) Hard Cover. FINE in a FINE Dustjacket. 2nd printing 138 pages, cloth. Story of a family facing hard times in the Depression year of 1932 & of the efforts of 12 year old Sarah who refuses to quit despite the problems & the poverty..
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THE PLAYER'S BOY

by Bryher

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NY: Pantheon, 1953 Slight edge wear to lower edge of book, especially to corner tips, dj back panel a bit age darkened and slightly edge worn. Story set in London during the Jacobean age about the decline of English drama as lived by James Sands, an actor's apprentice. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good+ Dustjacket.
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NO BEAT OF DRUM

by Burton, Hester, Illustrated by Victor Ambrus

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Cleveland: World, 1967 Hard Cover. Fine in a NEAR FINE, Price Clipped Dj. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. In publisher's library binding, NOT a library discard. Powerful portrayal of the harsh poverty of the English farm-laborers in 1829-31 & of the deportation of protesters to Tasmania..
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THE WRITING ON THE HEARTH.

by Harnett, Cynthia.

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Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, (1971) This reprint edition published 1984. First Edition Thus. Illustrated by Gareth Floyd. 310 pages, hardbound cloth. A tale of a boy in the 15th c. in one of the first free public schools in England. Spring Book Festival Award. Near fine, no dj.. Illus. by Gareth Floyd.
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THE BEARCAT.

by Johnson, Annabel & Edgar.

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1960
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NY: Harper & Row, 1960. Hard Cover. Fine in a Near Fine, clipped dustjacket. A young boy who has failed 8th grade goes to work in a Montana mine at the turn of the century. In publisher's library binding NOT a library discard. .
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A SHILLING FOR SAMUEL

by Grilley, Virginia

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Boston: Little, Brown, 1957 Illus. by author. Hard Cover. FINE in a NEAR FINE CLIPPED DUSTJACKET. FIRST EDITION. Juvenile novelization of the boyhood of Samuel McIntire of Salem..
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YOUNG MARK The Story of a Venture

by Almedingen, E.M.

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NY Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1968. Hard Cover. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Fine in a near fine dustjacket. Historical juvenile set in 18th century Russia. Illustrated by Victor Ambrus..
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THE FIVE GOLD SOVEREIGNS A Story of Thomas Jefferson's Time

by Curtis, Elizabeth and Choate, Florence, Illustrated by Florence Choate

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NY: Frederick A. Stokes Co, 1943 Hard Cover. Very Good in a Very Good Dustjacket. 2nd printing. Dj flaps, edges of book and endpapers are lightly foxed and soiled. Interior tight, bright and clean..
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VOICES IN THE NIGHT

by Bacmeister, Rhoda W., Illustrated by Ann Grifalconi

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NY: Bobbs-Merrill Co. 1965 Hard Cover. NEAR FINE in a Near Fine dustjacket. FIRST EDITION. Juvenile adventure set in the days of the underground railroad. Lower corners of book lightly bumped..
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CATHERINE, CALLED BIRDY

by Cushman, Karen

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Clarion, 1994 Hard Cover. FINE in a FINE Dustjacket. First Edition, first printing. 169 pages, boards. Journal of a 14 year old girl living on a medieval English manor who is fighting her mother's attempts to make her a lady & her father's to marry her off. 1995 Newbery Honor Book, no award medal on dustjacket. Book is in unread… Read more
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OF TIME AND OF SEASONS

by Johnston, Norma

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Hard Cover. NY: Atheneum, 1975. FIRST EDITION. 282 pgs, cloth. Story about Bridget, who feels that everyone in her large family is talented except herself. Set at the start of the Civil War. FINE in NEAR FINE dustjacket..
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A PARCEL OF PATTERNS

by Walsh, Jill Paton

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Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1983 Hard Cover. FINE in a Near Fine dustjacket. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Top edge of book and interior edges of dj lightly soiled. 137 pages, boards. Account of how young Mall Percival's village of Eyam struggles against the plague which was brought to Eyam in a parcel of patterns..
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HERE COMES HARRY

by Lewis, Hilda

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NY Criterion 1960. Hard Cover. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Near fine in a near fine dj. A novel based on the life of Harry VI. Illustrated by William Stobbs. Small chip to lower dj spine edge..
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TRUE NORTH

by Lasky, Kathryn

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NY: Scholastic, (1996) Novel of the Underground Railway. FIRST EDITION, first printing. FINE in FINE dustjacket. Dj very lightly shelf rubbed. 267 pgs, boards. A compelling story of two women - a restless young socialite from Boston & a fugitive slave girl - whose lives intersect on the Underground Railroad in 1858. .
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THE WHITE NIGHTS OF ST. PETERSBURG

by Trease, Geoffrey, Illustrated by William Stobbs

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NY: Vanguard Press, 1967 Hard Cover. First Edition. 202 pages, cloth. Near Fine in a Very Good+ dj. Dj spine is spotted and slightly sun faded. Front free end paper shows a darkened spot where previous owners bookplate was carefully removed. Story set in St. Petersburg on the eve of the Russian Revolution. .
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