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Image for Eli Whitney Boy Mechanic Childhood of Famous Americans Spencer Press

Eli Whitney Boy Mechanic Childhood of Famous Americans Spencer Press

By: Dorothea J. Snow; Charles V. John [Illustrator]

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Spencer Press: 1948

Seller ID: 170102H

Condition: Very Good


This was a special edition of The Childhood of Famous American books printed and distributed by Spencer Press, Inc,. by arrangement with The Bobbs-Merrill Company. Unique book is in Very Good condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. This book includes the original black silhouette drawings from the original Childhood of Famous Americans books. This book also has the color endpieces of the famous American boys/men in this series. Outside cloth covers are nice with some wear to the outside corners. No writing inside or outside of the book. This Spencer Press Edition did not come wit... View more info

Image for Robert Peary Boy of the North First Edition 1953 Childhood of Famous Americans #11

Robert Peary Boy of the North First Edition 1953 Childhood of Famous Americans #11

By: Electa Clark

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill: 1953

Seller ID: 190727B

Condition: Excellent


1953 Stated First Edition! Book is in Very Good Plus condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. Inside text is in Excellent condition and appears to be unread and unused! The only issue with this book is that the former owner's name is written neatly at the top of the first blank end page. Then inside the front cover it appears that this owner wrote her name, address, and phone number and as well on the last blank end page. There is a vintage Book Store Stamp inside the back cover in the bottom left hand corner (W. S. Powell Stationer San Jose, CAL)- great vintage Book Store Stamp!... View more info

Image for Bird Girl: Sacagawea Childhood of Famous Americans Spencer Press 1945

Bird Girl: Sacagawea Childhood of Famous Americans Spencer Press 1945

By: Flora Warren Seymour

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Spencer Press: 1945

Seller ID: 190527D

Condition: Very Good


This was a special edition of The Childhood of Famous American books printed and distributed by Spencer Press, Inc,. by arrangement with The Bobbs-Merrill Company. Unique book is in Very Good condition with a tight binding and mostly clean crisp. Inside text itself actually appears to be unread. There is some minor outside page end soil spots, but these are small and do not effect any of the inside pages. No writing or marks in the book. This book includes the original black silhouette drawings from the original Childhood of Famous Americans books. This book also has the color end pieces of th... View more info

Image for Dorothea Dix Girl Reformer Childhood of Famous Americans 1963 HB/DJ

Dorothea Dix Girl Reformer Childhood of Famous Americans 1963 HB/DJ

By: Grace Hathaway Melin

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill: 1963

Seller ID: 190414

Condition: Excellent


Great Vintage Hardback Childhood of Famous Americans Book with Dust Jacket. Book is in Very Good condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. Inside text is in Excellent condition and appears to be unread and unused. There is a last name written at the top of the first end page- no other writing in the book. Outside cloth covers show some soiling along the bottom edge. Dust Jacket is price clipped and shows some minor soiling, and minor edge chipping primarily at the top of the outside spine. Dust Jacket is now covered by a new clear mylar cover. Great Collectible! Harder to Find Titl... View more info

Image for Lou Gehrig Boy of the Sand Lots Childhood of Famous Americans HB/DJ 1949

Lou Gehrig Boy of the Sand Lots Childhood of Famous Americans HB/DJ 1949

By: Guernsey Van Riper Jr.

Price: $31.50

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill: 1949

Seller ID: 190716F

Condition: Very Good


Vintage Cloth Cover Hardback Book with Dust Jacket is in Very Good or better condition with a tight binding and mostly clean crisp pages. There are two pages near the back of the book that have a tear in the upper right hand corner- all the paper is still present. Inside text appears to have had little use and may be unread. There are three small red dots inside the front cover. No other marks or writing in the book. Book has come from a private collection. Outside cloth covers are nice with some minor corner wear. Dust Jacket is NOT price clipped ($1.75)and shows about a 1" red mark on th... View more info

Image for Will Rogers Young Cowboy 1st Edition (Childhood of Famous Americans) HB/DJ 1951

Will Rogers Young Cowboy 1st Edition (Childhood of Famous Americans) HB/DJ 1951

By: Guernsey Van Riper, Jr.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc., Indianapolis, In.: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 161124K

Condition: Very Good


Stated First Edition! Great Vintage Hardback Childhood of Famous Americans Book with Dust Jacket. Book is in Very Good condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. There is an inscription from "Aunt Nancy" dated in 1958 at the top of the first blank end page. Book has come from a private collection and has no other marks and appears to have had little use. Outside cloth covers are nice with some soiling to the area around the bottom of the spine. Outside corners show some minor wear. Dust Jacket is price clipped and shows some minor soiling, chipping, small tears, and small m... View more info

Image for Knute Rockne Young Athlete (Childhood of Famous Americans) HB/DJ 1952

Knute Rockne Young Athlete (Childhood of Famous Americans) HB/DJ 1952

By: Guernsey Van Riper, Jr.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Unknown: 1952

Seller ID: 161124L

Condition: Very Good


Great Vintage Hardback Childhood of Famous Americans Book with Dust Jacket. Book is in Very Good condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. There is a name and "Christmas 1959" written neatly inside the front cover. No other writing or marks inside or outside of the book. Book has come from a private collection and appears to have had little, if any, use. Outside cloth covers are nice with minor corner wear. Dust Jacket is NOT price clipped ($1.95) and shows some minor soiling, chipping, small tears, and small missing pieces. Dust Jacket is now covered by a new clear mylar c... View more info

Image for Henry Clay Mill Boy of the Slashes #28 Childhood of Famous Americans HB/DJ

Henry Clay Mill Boy of the Slashes #28 Childhood of Famous Americans HB/DJ

By: Helen A. Monsell

Price: $34.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill company: 1947

Seller ID: 180223F

Condition: Excellent


Vintage Collectible Hardback Book with Dust Jacket is in Very Good to Excellent condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. Book appears to have had very little use and appears to be unread! No marks or writing inside or outside of the book. Outside orange cloth covers are very nice. Dust Jacket is price clipped and is in Very Good condition with some minor edge chipping and small missing pieces primarily at the top of the outside spine area. Dust Jacket is now covered by a new clear mylar cover. A very nice classic book! View more info

Image for Robert E. Lee Boy of Old Virginia Childhood of Famous Americans Spencer Press

Robert E. Lee Boy of Old Virginia Childhood of Famous Americans Spencer Press

By: Helen A. Monsell

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Spencer Press: 1937

Seller ID: 190209E

Condition: Very Good


This was a special edition of The Childhood of Famous American books printed and distributed by Spencer Press, Inc. by arrangement with The Bobbs-Merrill Company. Unique book is in Very Good condition with a tight binding and mostly clean crisp pages internal pages. There are some small top page edge tears on some pages. Inside text itself appears to be unread. No marks or writing in the book. This book includes the original black silhouette drawings from the original Childhood of Famous Americans books. This book also has the color endpieces of the famous American boys/men in this series. Ou... View more info

Image for Robert E. Lee Boy of Old Virginia (Childhood of Famous Americans) HB/DJ 1953

Robert E. Lee Boy of Old Virginia (Childhood of Famous Americans) HB/DJ 1953

By: Helen A. Monsell; Clotilde Embree Funk [Illustrator]

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Bobbs Merrill: 1953

Seller ID: 190716B

Condition: Very Good


Vintage Cloth Cover Hardback Book with Dust Jacket is in Very Good condition with a tight binding and mostly clean crisp pages. Inside text is very clean. There is a nameplate on the first blank end page. No other writing or marks inside or outside of the book. There is a crease on the first title page and I noticed one bent upper right hand page corner. Book has come from a private collection. Outside cloth covers are nice with some minor corner wear. Dust Jacket is in Good Plus condition and is price clipped. Dust Jacket shows some minor soiling, chipping, and small tears with some small mi... View more info

Image for Tom Jefferson A Boy in Colonial Days Childhood of Famous Americans Spencer Press

Tom Jefferson A Boy in Colonial Days Childhood of Famous Americans Spencer Press

By: Helen Albee Monsell

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Spencer Press: 1941

Seller ID: 170102B

Condition: Very Good


This was a special edition of The Childhood of Famous American books printed and distributed by Spencer Press, Inc,. by arrangement with The Bobbs-Merrill Company. Unique book is in Very Good condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. This book includes the original black silhouette drawings from the original Childhood of Famous Americans books. This book also has the color endpieces of the famous American boys/men in this series. Outside cloth covers are nice with some wear to the outside corners. No writing inside or outside of the book. This Spencer Press Edition did not come wit... View more info

Image for Robert E. Lee Boy of Old Virginia HB/DJ Childhood of Famous Americans

Robert E. Lee Boy of Old Virginia HB/DJ Childhood of Famous Americans

By: Helen Albee Monsell

Price: $31.50

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill: 1960

Seller ID: 190831C

Condition: Very Good Plus


Great Vintage Hardback Childhood of Famous Americans Book with Dust Jacket. Book is in Very Good Plus condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. Inside text appears to be unread and unused. There is a small name and address stamp on the first end page, but no other marks or writing in the book. Outside cloth covers are nice with some minor corner wear. Dust Jacket is NOT price clipped ($1.95) and shows some minor soiling, edge chipping with a small piece missing from the top of the outside spine. Dust Jacket is now covered by a new clear mylar cover. Great Collectible! View more info

Image for Stephen Foster Boy Minstrel 1st Ed (Childhood of Famous Americans) 1944 HB/DJ

Stephen Foster Boy Minstrel 1st Ed (Childhood of Famous Americans) 1944 HB/DJ

By: Helen Boyd Higgins

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1944

Seller ID: 161113

Condition: Very Good Plus


Stated First Edition from 1944 is in Very Good Plus condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. Quite a find from the vintage Childhood of Famous Americans series. Hardback Book has come from a private collection with no writing or marks inside or outside of the book. Outside cloth covers are nice with some minor corner wear. Dust Jacket is NOT price clipped ($1.50). Dust Jacket shows some outside edge chipping with some small missing pieces from the top and bottom of the outside spine. Overall a very nice First Edition from the end of World War II! View more info

Image for Juliette Low Girl Scout (Childhood of Famous Americans) HB/DJ 1951

Juliette Low Girl Scout (Childhood of Famous Americans) HB/DJ 1951

By: Helen Boyd Higgins

Price: $44.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.: 1951

Seller ID: 161124M

Condition: Very Good


Great Vintage Hardback Childhood of Famous Americans Book with Dust Jacket. Book is in Very Good condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. There is a book plate inside the front cover with a name written in pencil. The same name is written in pencil at the top of the first blank end page, but has mostly been erased. There is also an address label next to the name, but it has been marked through with black marker, which has placed a smaller mark across from it inside the front cover. In the bottom right hand corner of the last end page there are some paper remnants, where it appears... View more info

Image for Juliette Low Girl Scout, (Childhood of Famous Americans) HB/DJ 1959

Juliette Low Girl Scout, (Childhood of Famous Americans) HB/DJ 1959

By: Helen Boyd Higgins

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill: 1959

Seller ID: 200520U

Condition: Very Good


Vintage Cloth Cover Hardback Book with Dust Jacket is in Very Good condition with a tight binding and mostly clean crisp pages. There is a short inscription on the dedication page. No other writing or markings inside or outside of the book. Outside page edges show some minor soiling. Book has come from a private collection. Outside cloth covers are nice with some corner wear. Dust Jacket is in Very Good Minus condition with some creasing, edge chipping, and some small missing pieces primarily at the top and bottom of the outside spine and bottom edge of the back cover. Dust Jacket is NOT pric... View more info

Image for Juliette Low, Girl Scout. Childhood of Famous Americans Series Spencer Press

Juliette Low, Girl Scout. Childhood of Famous Americans Series Spencer Press

By: Helen Boyd Higgins

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Spencer Press: 1951

Seller ID: 190703D

Condition: Excellent


This was a special edition of The Childhood of Famous American books printed and distributed by Spencer Press, Inc,. by arrangement with The Bobbs-Merrill Company. Unique book is in Very Good Plus condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages with some minor page end soiling. Inside text appears to be unread. This book includes the original black silhouette drawings from the original Childhood of Famous Americans books. This book also has the color end pieces of the famous American girls/women in this series. Outside cloth covers are nice with some very minor corner wear. No writing in... View more info

Image for Walter Reed Boy Who Wanted to Know (Childhood of Famous Americans, #96) HB/DJ 1958

Walter Reed Boy Who Wanted to Know (Childhood of Famous Americans, #96) HB/DJ 1958

By: Helen Boyd Higgins

Price: $45.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.: 1958

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 190928E

Condition: Very Good Plus


Stated First Edition. Book is in Very Good Plus or better condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. There is a name, city, and state listed at the top inside the front cover. No other writing or marks in the book. Inside text is very nice and appears to have had little, if any, use. Top outside page ends show some minor spotting- shelf wear. Outside cloth covers are very nice. The Dust Jacket is in Very Good Plus condition and is NOT price clipped ($1.95). Dust Jacket is now covered by a new clear mylar cover. Harder to Find Title in this wonderful series. View more info

Image for Martha Washington Girl of Old Virginia Childhood of Famous Americans Spencer Press

Martha Washington Girl of Old Virginia Childhood of Famous Americans Spencer Press

By: Jean Brown Wagoner

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Spencer Press: 1947

Seller ID: 190209H

Condition: Very Good


This was a special edition of The Childhood of Famous American books printed and distributed by Spencer Press, Inc,. by arrangement with The Bobbs-Merrill Company. Unique book is in Good to Very Good condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. This book has come from a Las Vegas Sunday School and even has the signatures of 3 Church Bishops on the first blank end page! There are some Sunday School markings to include an area inside the front cover where it appears a pocket was removed. This book includes the original black silhouette drawings from the original Childhood of Famous Amer... View more info

Image for Martha Washington Girl of Old Virginia (Childhood of Famous Americans) HB/DJ 1947

Martha Washington Girl of Old Virginia (Childhood of Famous Americans) HB/DJ 1947

By: Jean Brown Wagoner

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Co: 1947

Seller ID: 190714A

Condition: Excellent


Great Vintage Hardback Childhood of Famous Americans Book with Dust Jacket. Book is in Very Good Plus to Excellent condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. Book appears to be unread and unused. No writing or marks inside or outside of the book. Outside cloth covers are very nice! Dust Jacket is NOT price clipped ($1.95) and shows some minor edge chipping primarily at the top of the outside spine. Dust Jacket is now covered by a new clear mylar cover. Very Nice Copy and Great Collectible! View more info

Image for Louisa Alcott Girl of Old Boston Childhood of Famous Americans Spencer Press 1943

Louisa Alcott Girl of Old Boston Childhood of Famous Americans Spencer Press 1943

By: Jean Brown Wagoner

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Spencer Press: 1943

Seller ID: 190825

Condition: Excellent


Special Edition Vintage Hardback Childhood of Famous Americans Book that was published by Spencer Press with colored illustrated end pages of famous women. Book is in Very Good condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. Inside text is in Excellent condition and appears to be unread and unused. There is some minor soiling inside the front and back cover. Outside covers are nice. There was no Dust Jacket with the Spencer Press edition. Great Collectible! View more info