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Taran Wanderer, Alexander, Lloyd
1 Alexander, Lloyd Taran Wanderer
New York Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1967 First printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
256 pp. Price of $4.50 on the top corner of the jacket flap (bottom corner of the flap is clipped as usual on the trade dust jacket; the publisher printed the same jacket for both the trade and library editions (with the discounted library price on the bottom corner of the front flap and the trade price on the top corner) and clipped whichever price was inapplicable). Fourth book in Alexander's beloved Prydain series, a wonderful coming of age story. Very Good book with light wear to the boards, slight lean, and a very tiny nick to the textblock in a Very Good dust jacket with traces of edge wear, and age-darkening and a few spots of discoloration to the spine panel. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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The Arkadians, Alexander, Lloyd
2 Alexander, Lloyd The Arkadians
New York Dutton Children's Books 1995 First printing Hardcover Very near Fine Fine Jacket 
272 pp. Price of $15.99 on front flap of jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Castle of Llyr, Alexander, Lloyd
3 Alexander, Lloyd The Castle of Llyr
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1966 First printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
201 pp. Price of $3.95 on front flap of jacket. The first American edition, an attractive copy of the third book in Alexander's beloved Prydain series. A Near Fine book with some age darkening to the spine in a Near Fine dust jacket with mild age toning to the spine panel. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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The High King, Alexander, Lloyd
4 Alexander, Lloyd The High King
New York Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1968 First printing Hardcover Very near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
285 pp. Price of $4.50 on the top corner of the jacket flap (bottom corner of the flap is clipped as usual on the trade dust jacket; the publisher printed the discounted library price on the bottom corner of the front flap and the trade price on the top corner and clipped whichever price was inapplicable). First issue dust jacket. A greeting card inscribed by Lloyd Alexander (Happy Greetings! Lloyd & Janine Alexander) is laid in. Also laid in is a program from an event honoring the author at Drexel University in May 1972. A very attractive copy of the final book in the authorís beloved fantasy series, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1969. Very near Fine book in a very attractive Near Fine dust jacket with some mild age toning to the spine panel. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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The Town Cats and Other Tales, Alexander, Lloyd
5 Alexander, Lloyd The Town Cats and Other Tales
New York E.P. Dutton 1977 First printing Hardcover Near Fine very near Fine Jacket Laszlo Kubinyi Signed
126 pp. Blue boards, black lettering on spine. Illustrated by Laszlo Kubinyi. Inscribed and signed by Alexander on the free front endpaper. Laid in is a photocopy of a letter from Alexander to a fan dated 21 January 1974 briefly discussing the Prydain series (this letter was discovered in the book). Some fading to edges of boards, a tiny area of discoloration on top right corner of front panel, else Fine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Truthful Harp, Alexander, Lloyd
6 Alexander, Lloyd The Truthful Harp
New York Holt, Rinehart & Winston [1967] 1967 First edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Laszlo Kubinyi Signed
Price of $3.50 on front flap of jacket. The first printing of the first edition. Illustrated by Evaline Ness. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Uncommon picture book concerning the early adventures of Fflewddur Flam (one of the colorful characters in Alexander's beloved Prydain series) the King whose fondest wish is to be a wandering bard. Near Fine book with traces of fading to the edges of the boards in a Very Good dust jacket with three closed tears, a couple of tiny chips, and some mild age darkening. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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The Truthful Harp, Alexander, Lloyd
7 Alexander, Lloyd The Truthful Harp
New York Holt, Rinehart & Winston [1967] 1967 First edition Hardcover Very near Fine Very Good Jacket Laszlo Kubinyi 
Price of $3.50 on front flap of jacket. The first printing of the first edition. Illustrated by Evaline Ness. Uncommon picture book concerning the early adventures of Fflewddur Flam (one of the colorful characters in Alexander's beloved Prydain series) the King whose fondest wish is to be a wandering bard. Very near Fine book in a Very Good dust jacket with a couple of small chips to the top of the front panel, crease to the spine panel, and a few hints of foxing and edge wear. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Wizard in the Tree, Alexander, Lloyd
8 Alexander, Lloyd The Wizard in the Tree
New York E.P. Dutton & Co. [1975] 1975 First edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket Laszlo Kubinyi 
137 pp. Price of $7.50 on front flap of jacket. The first printing of the first edition. Illustrated by Laszlo Kubinyi. A beautiful copy of a book that is difficult to find in collectible condition. A Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket with few hints of edge wear. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Tom Swift and His Flying Lab, Appleton II, Victor
9 Appleton II, Victor Tom Swift and His Flying Lab
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1954 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
208 pp. Lists to Space Solartron on rear panel. First book in The Tom Swift Jr. series. Near Fine in a Very Good+ dust jacket with a tiny chip to bottom of front panel, and a few hints of edge wear, but still bright and attractive. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Tom Swift and His Rocket Ship, Appleton II, Victor
10 Appleton II, Victor Tom Swift and His Rocket Ship
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1954 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
208 pp. Lists to Race to the Moon on rear panel. Third book in The Tom Swift Jr. series. Tiny chip to bottom of front panel, a few hints of edgewear, bright and attractive. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Tom Swift and His Space Solartron, Appleton II, Victor
11 Appleton II, Victor Tom Swift and His Space Solartron
New York Grosset & Dunlap [1958] 1958 First printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
183 pp. Lists to self on the verso of the half-title page and the rear flap. Thirteenth book in The Tom Swift Jr. series. A Near Fine book in a Very Good+ lightly rubbed dust jacket with a few hints of edge wear and a few spots of foxing to the reverse of the rear fold. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Tom Swift and His Ultrasonic Cycloplane, Appleton II, Victor
12 Appleton II, Victor Tom Swift and His Ultrasonic Cycloplane
New York Grosset & Dunlap [1957] 1957 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
182 pp. Lists to Race to the Moon on rear panel. Tenth book in The Tom Swift Jr. series. Near Fine book with traces of wear to edges of boards in a Very Good+ dust jacket with a few hints of edge wear and some foxing/discoloration to the edges. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Mystery of the Moaning Cave, Arden, William
13 Arden, William The Mystery of the Moaning Cave
New York Random House 1968 First printing Hardcover Near Fine Harry Kane 
176 pp. Pictorial hardcover. Book ten in the Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators series. Illustrated by Harry Kane. A few hints of wear to edges of boards, two slight abrasions to the front board. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Secret of Phantom Lake, Arden, William
14 Arden, William The Secret of Phantom Lake
New York Random House 1973 First printing Hardcover Near Fine 
148 pp. Pictorial hardcover. Book nineteen in the Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators series. Lists to "Mystery of Monster Mountain" on rear board, interior list only includes books 17 through 20 as required. Illustrated by Jack Hearne. A few hints of wear to the edges of the boards. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Mystery of the Green Ghost, Arthur, Robert
15 Arthur, Robert The Mystery of the Green Ghost
New York Random House 1965 Reprint Hardcover Very Good 
181 pp. Pictorial hardcover. Later printing (lists to Moaning Cave on rear cover). Book four in the Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators series. Illustrated by Harry Kane. Traces of wear to edges of boards along with faint traces of foxing to textblock. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Window in Thrums, Barrie, J.M.
16 Barrie, J.M. A Window in Thrums
London Hodder & Stoughton 1912 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ 
211 pp. Lacks dust jacket. Color illustrations by A.C. Michael. Mild rubbing to rear board, slight separation between backstrip and textblock, along with a tiny tear to tissue guard. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Lady from Black Hawk, Beatty, Patricia
17 Beatty, Patricia The Lady from Black Hawk
New York McGraw-Hill Book Company [1967] 1967 First edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
189 pp. Price of $4.50 on front flap of jacket. The first printing of the first edition. Illustrated by Robert Frankenberg. A Near Fine book in a Very Good dust jacket with a small dampstain on reverse along with a few traces of rubbing and edge wear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Championship Ball, Bee, Clair
18 Bee, Clair Championship Ball
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1948 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
210 pp. The second book in the Chip Hilton Sports Series. Lists to "Triple-Threat Trouble" on both the verso of the half title page and on the rear panel. A Near Fine book in a like dust jacket with a few hints of edge wear and a bit of faint rubbing to the front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Clutch Hitter!, Bee, Clair
19 Bee, Clair Clutch Hitter!
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1949 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
206 pp. The fourth book in the Chip Hilton Sports Series. Lists to "Hardcourt Upset" on rear panel, and to "Pay-off Pitch" on second unnumbered page. Near Fine book with name and address written on front pastedown in a bright and clean Very Good+ dust jacket with traces of edge wear and some rubbing to the folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Fence Busters, Bee, Clair
20 Bee, Clair Fence Busters
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1953 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
208 pp. The eleventh book in the Chip Hilton Sports Series. Lists to "Triple-Threat Trouble" on both the verso of the half title page and on the rear panel. A Very Good book with spots of discoloration to topstain in a Very Good jacket with few hints of edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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