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Image for Carl Ben Eielson Young Alaskan Pilot (Childhood of Famous Americans) 1960 HB/DJ

Carl Ben Eielson Young Alaskan Pilot (Childhood of Famous Americans) 1960 HB/DJ

By: Hortense Myers and Ruth Burnett

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill: 1960

Seller ID: 190520Q

Condition: Very Good


One of the Harder to Find Titles in this great series! Cloth Cover Hardback Book with Dust Jacket is in Very Good condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. Inside text is very nice and does not appear to have much, if any, us. Pages have darkened along the outside edges, but I believe it is just the paper used. No names or writing in the book. There is some foxing or minor soiling inside the front and back covers. Outside cloth covers are nice. Dust Jacket is in Very Good condition with minor soiling and some edge chipping primarily at the top and bottom of the outside spine. Dust... View more info

Image for Amelia Earhart Kansas Girl #5 Childhood of Famous Americans HB/DJ

Amelia Earhart Kansas Girl #5 Childhood of Famous Americans HB/DJ

By: Jane Moore Howe; Illustrated by Paul Laune.

Price: $40.50

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill: 1950

Seller ID: 180223C

Condition: Excellent


Vintage Collectible Hardback Book with Dust Jacket is in Excellent condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. Book appears to have had very little use and appears to be unread! There is a small address inside the front cover in the top right hand corner. This may be easily removed with "undue" but I did not want to try it, as this book is in overall great condition! No other marks or writing inside or outside of the book. Outside orange cloth covers are very nice. Dust Jacket is NOT price clipped ($1.75) and is in Excellent condition with some very minor edge chipping prima... 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 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: $19.00

Publisher: Spencer Press: 1943

Seller ID: 190209I

Condition: Very Good


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 Good to Very Good condition with a tight binding and mostly clean crisp pages. This is a former Sunday School book and was even signed by 3 of the Church's Bishops. The book has some Sunday School markings and a place inside the front cover where it appears a pocket was removed. The inside text is very nice and may be unread. Outside covers are nice. There was no Dust Jacket with the Spencer Press edition. Great Collectible! 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 Mary Todd Lincoln Girl of the Bluegrass (Childhood of Famous Americans) HB/DJ 1960

Mary Todd Lincoln Girl of the Bluegrass (Childhood of Famous Americans) HB/DJ 1960

By: Katharine E. Wilkie

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill: 1960

Seller ID: 190520T

Condition: Excellent


Another nice find, as inside text appears to be unread! Overall Pictorial Cover Hardback Book with Dust Jacket is in Very Good Plus condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. Inside text is in Excellent condition and appears unread and unused. Binding is so tight that it does not appear to have ever been opened all the way! No writing or marks in the book. Outside pictorial covers are very nice with some minor corner wear. Dust Jacket is in Very Good condition with some wear spots on the dust jacket and along some edges with edge chipping primarily in the area of the top and botto... View more info

Image for Mary Todd Lincoln Girl of the Bluegrass Childhood of Famous Americans #85 HB/DJ 1954

Mary Todd Lincoln Girl of the Bluegrass Childhood of Famous Americans #85 HB/DJ 1954

By: Katharine E. Wilkie

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merril: 1954

Seller ID: 190714H

Condition: Excellent


Childhood of Famous Americans Early Edition Vintage Cloth Cover Hardback Book with Dust Jacket is in Very Good or better condition with a tight binding and mostly clean crisp pages. No writing in the book. Inside text appears to be unread. Book has come from a private collection Outside cloth covers are nice with some minor corner wear. Dust Jacket is price clipped and shows some soiling, small tears, and edge chipping with the most being at the bottom of the outside spine. The Dust Jacket is now covered by a new clear mylar cover. Definitely a very old classic of one of the great Childhood of... View more info

Image for David Farragut Boy Midshipman (Childhood of Famous Americans) 1950 HB/DJ

David Farragut Boy Midshipman (Childhood of Famous Americans) 1950 HB/DJ

By: Laura Long

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1950

Seller ID: 161112D

Condition: Very Good


Vintage Childhood of Famous Americans Hardback Book with Dust Jacket from 1950. Book is in Very Good condition with a tight binding and mostly clean crisp pages. This is an ex-library book, but it only has minimal markings. There is a small "Knoxville Public Library" stamp inside the front cover and a "Withdrawn" stamp on the first blank end page. On the last blank end page there is a library pocket. Inside text is clean and crisp. Outside cloth covers are nice but you can see some light scotch tape markings that once held on the dust jacket. Outside cover corners show some min... View more info

Image for John F. Kennedy Young Statesman (Childhood of Famous Americans) HB/DJ 1964

John F. Kennedy Young Statesman (Childhood of Famous Americans) HB/DJ 1964

By: Lucy Post Frisbee

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill: 1964

Seller ID: 180704D

Condition: Excellent


Vintage Cloth Cover Hardback Book with Dust Jacket is in Very Good Plus or better condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. Inside text is in Excellent condition and appears to be unread. There is a last name written at the top of the first end page, but no other markings. Book has come from a private collection. Outside cloth covers are very nice! Dust Jacket is in Very Good Plus condition with some edge chipping primarily at the top and bottom of the outside spine and one small top edge tear on the back cover. Dust Jacket is price clipped and is now covered by a new clear mylar c... View more info

Image for Peter Stuyvesant Boy With Wooden Shoes 1st Ed (Childhood of Famous Americans) 1950 HB/DJ

Peter Stuyvesant Boy With Wooden Shoes 1st Ed (Childhood of Famous Americans) 1950 HB/DJ

By: Mabek Cleland Widdemer

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill: 1950161112E

Seller ID: 161120

Condition: Very Good


Stated First Edition. Vintage Childhood of Famous Americans Hardback Book with Dust Jacket is in Very Good condition with a tight binding and mostly clean crisp pages. Book has come from a private collection as it has a small book store sticker inside the front cover ("The Methodist Bookstore Nashville, Tennessee"). There is a name written in the top right hand corner of the first blank end page. This page also has some minor soiling to the right hand side, which appears to be some profile of where tape was holding on the dust jacket. There is also a small name stamp on the top page e... View more info

Image for Harriet Beecher Stowe Childhood of Famous Americans #27 HB/DJ

Harriet Beecher Stowe Childhood of Famous Americans #27 HB/DJ

By: Mabel Cleland Widdemer

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Bobbs Merrill Company: 1949

Seller ID: 190714I

Condition: Very Good Plus


Vintage Childhood of Famous Americans Book with Dust Jacket and black silhouette pictures. Book itself is in Very Good condition with a tight binding and clean crisp internal pages. No writing or marks inside the book and it appears to be unread. Outside cloth covers show some minor soiling and corner wear as well as a tear of about 1/2" to the bottom of the outside spine- this has no effect on the tightness or overall structure of the book. Dust Jacket is in Very Good condition and it is price clipped. Dust Jacket shows some minor soiling with small tears and edge chipping and some smalle... View more info

Image for Aleck Bell Ingenious Boy Childhood of Famous Americans Spencer Press

Aleck Bell Ingenious Boy Childhood of Famous Americans Spencer Press

By: Mabel Cleland Widdemer; Charles C. John [Illustrator]

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Spencer Press: 1947

Seller ID: 170102I

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 Harriet Beecher Stowe Connecticut Girl Childhood of Famous Americans Spencer Press 1949

Harriet Beecher Stowe Connecticut Girl Childhood of Famous Americans Spencer Press 1949

By: Mabel Cleland Widdener

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Spencer Press: 1949

Seller ID: 190703C

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 condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. Inside text is in Excellent condition and appears 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 outside corner wear with the most wear being at the ... View more info

Image for Robert Fulton Boy Craftsman 1st Ed (Childhood of Famous Americans) 1945 HB/DJ Misty Author

Robert Fulton Boy Craftsman 1st Ed (Childhood of Famous Americans) 1945 HB/DJ Misty Author

By: Marguerite Henry

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill: 1945

Seller ID: 161112

Condition: Very Good


Stated First Edition, this vintage book in the wonderful Childhood of Famous Americans was written by the famous author of all those great Misty horse books. This was her first and only book in this series. This classic is in Very Good condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. Book has come from a private collection and has no writing or marks inside or outside of the book. Inside text does not appear to have much, if any, use. Outside cloth covers are very nice only showing very minor wear. Dust Jacket in NOT price clipped ($1.50). Dust Jacket is nice with the exception of some m... View more info

Image for Robert Fulton Boy Craftsman Childhood of Famous Americans Spencer Press

Robert Fulton Boy Craftsman Childhood of Famous Americans Spencer Press

By: Marguerite Henry; Lawrence Dresser [Illustrator]

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Unknown: 1945

Seller ID: 170102F

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. This book was written by Marquerite Henry of "Misty" fame and was the only title of Childhood of Famous Americans books she wrote. 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 ... View more info

Image for Young Audubon Boy Naturalist (Childhood of Famous Americans) 1943

Young Audubon Boy Naturalist (Childhood of Famous Americans) 1943

By: Miriam E. Mason

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill: 1943

Seller ID: 190520M

Condition: Excellent


This is quite a find, as this is a book that was NEVER used! The original copyright date is 1943, but I would say this book was published in the later 1950's. This book has obviously been sitting on a shelf for the last 60+ years! Binding is super tight and pages are crisp and clean. Inside text is literally in Excellent to Like New condition- I think I am the only one to open this book! Obviously, no marks or writing in the book. Outside cloth covers are very nice with just a touch of corner wear and some fading to the outside spine- probably from shelf wear. No Dust Jacket, but I do not beli... View more info

Image for Mark Twain Boy of Old Missouri (Childhood of Famous Americans) HB/DJ 1962

Mark Twain Boy of Old Missouri (Childhood of Famous Americans) HB/DJ 1962

By: Miriam E. Mason

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill: 1962

Seller ID: 190520V

Condition: Excellent


Great Vintage Hardback Childhood of Famous Americans Book with Dust Jacket. Book is in Excellent condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. Book appears to be unread and unused. No writing or marks in the book. Outside cloth covers are nice. Dust Jacket is NOT price clipped ($2.95) and shows some minor soiling, chipping, small tears and some small missing pieces primarily at the top and bottom of the outside spine. Dust Jacket is now covered by a new clear mylar cover. Great Collectible! View more info

Image for Kate Douglas Wiggin The Little Schoolteacher #103 Childhood of Famous Americans HB/DJ

Kate Douglas Wiggin The Little Schoolteacher #103 Childhood of Famous Americans HB/DJ

By: Miriam E. Mason

Price: $36.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1958

Seller ID: 180223I

Condition: Very Good


Vintage Collectible Hardback Book with Dust Jacket is in Very Good condition with a tight binding and mostly clean crisp internal pages. Inside the front cover is one small black mark. On the first blank end page there is one school library stamp, but NO other library markings in the book or on the dust jacket. The first blank end page also has a small book store stamp in the lower left hand corner ("Books Lauriat's Boston Chestnut Hill & Northshore"). Also at the top of the page is a last name written in black marker. No other marks or writing inside or outside of the book noted. Out... View more info

Image for Dan Beard Boy Scout (Childhood of Famous Americans) 1953 HB/DJ

Dan Beard Boy Scout (Childhood of Famous Americans) 1953 HB/DJ

By: Miriam Evangeline Mason

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill: 1953

Seller ID: 190717N

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! Book is from a private collection and has no writing or other marks inside or outside of the book. Outside cloth covers are very nice. Dust Jacket is NOT price clipped ($1.75). Dust Jacket is very nice with just some minor edge chipping and is now covered by a new clear mylar cover. Great copy of this classic for the Boy Scout! This book was written the year I was born (1953) and is dedicat... View more info

Image for The Ringling Brothers Circus Boys 1st Ed Childhood of Famous Americans 1958 HB

The Ringling Brothers Circus Boys 1st Ed Childhood of Famous Americans 1958 HB

By: Olive W. Burt

Price: $54.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1958

Seller ID: 190716E

Condition: Excellent


Vintage Stated First Edition Hardback Book with Dust Jacket from the classic Childhood of Famous Americans series. Book is really in unbelievable condition for a 63 year old book! Book is in overall Excellent to Like New condition. This book has been sitting somewhere for a long time! Inside text is in Excellent to Like New condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. Book definitely appears to be unread and unused! A very minor touch of soiling to some outside page ends, but this is very minor. No writing or marks in the book. Outside cloth covers are very nice! Dust Jacket is in ... View more info