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6 Vintage Books, One by Steinbeck, for Teen Readers.

Lot 725. 6 Vintage Books, One by Steinbeck, for Teen Readers. Also, a seventh book for elementary school students. All hardbacks. Five of the teen books are novels, including “The Red Pony” by John Steinbeck, 1945 first edition with illustrations by Wesley Dennis, g-vg with some fraying of the cloth at the corners and at the bottom of the spine, owner’s bookplate inside the front cover, tight binding, no slipcase. Except as noted, the other books have illustrated covers and were published without dust jackets. “Silver Chief to the Rescue” by Jack O’Brien, 1937 first edition, illustrated by Kurt Wiese, g, hinge cracked, complete with a couple of pages loose. O’Brien was an adventurer who accompanied Admiral Richard E. Byrd Jr. on his first expedition to Antarctica in 1928. “The Red Cross Girls in the National Capital” by Margaret Vandercook, 1920 first edition, g-vg. Vandercook wrote not only for the Red Cross Series of novels, but also for the Ranch and Camp Fire Series for girls. She was known as the “queen” of the Camp Fire writers. “The Starry Flag or, the Young Fisherman of Cape Ann” from the “American Boys Series” by Oliver Optic, 1895 edition, f-g, back hinge cracked, pages water stained, tight binding, cover has a g appearance. Optic was a pseudonym for William Taylor Adams, a teacher and member of the Massachusetts House of Representative. He wrote more than 100 books. “Oakdale Boys in Camp” by Morgan Scott, 1912 first edition, fair, complete. Two books are textbooks: “Stepping Stones to Literature: A Reader for Seventh Grades” by Sarah Louise Arnold and Charles B. Gilbert, 1898 first edition, f-g, complete. This book contains the works of Washington Irving, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe, Alice Cary, Margaret J. Preston, Henry David Thoreau, George Washington, Patrick Henry, Abraham Lincoln and other greats of early American literature. And some political greats too. The book for younger readers is “Graded Literature Readers First Book,” edited by Harry P. Judson and Ida C. Bender, 1899, f-g. Minimum Bid $10.    

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