This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 Excerpt: ...dog," says he, when we came up. "Like fish very much. Give him lots of fish, maybe, eh? Now what we do?" "We'll tie him up," says Mark. ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 Excerpt: ...dog," says he, when we came up. "Like fish very much. Give him lots of fish, maybe, eh? Now what we do?" "We'll tie him up," says Mark. "Lead him down the road far enough so he can't be heard barkin'." We marched him a quarter of a mile off and tied him a rod or so back from the road in the woods. "There," I told him, and gave him a pat on the head, "I feel better with you here. You're a weight off my mind, and no mistake." "Now," says Mark, "we'll git down to business." He had things planned out, all but the getting of the turbine. It looked to me like that was the important thing, but it didn't seem to bother him very much--sort of took it for granted we'd get it out of the house, all right, but he was worried about how we'd get away to Wicksville with it and without getting caught. He said the first thing to do was to take my boat up the river to Willis's and run it up through the marsh. I guess somebody there liked to fish or row or something, for they had dug out a sort of canal from the river through the marshy ground and right up to the solid bank. There was a flight of rickety steps leading up the bank, and at the bottom was a little square landingplace. What we had to do, Mark said, was to get the boat to that landing, or near enough to reach, and keep it there without letting anybody see it till Sammy came down the steps with the engine in his arms. It sounded easy enough to get the boat there and hide it, but I couldn't see, for the life of me, how we were going to get into the house and haul out a big machine without having somebody catch on. "It's always the hardest part," says Mark, "that's easiest done. It's because you try harder. The great schemes that...
Good with no dust jacket. No dust jacket. Orangish boards. Clean interior. There is some wear at the top of the front and rear cover and a stain at the top of the rear cover that looks like waterstain.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 317 pages.
Fair in Fair jacket. B002AU6H9Q 1934 reprint Grosset and Dunlap (NY), 5 1/4 x 7 5/8 inches tall orange cloth hardbound in publisher's unclipped color dust jacket, black lettering to front cover and spine, top page edges green, full color pictorial endpapers, black-and-white frontispiece, 317 pp. 1913 Harper and Brothers copyright date, but bottom line on copyright page is Harper's reprint date code (D-I) for April 1934. Bumping to tips of book, especially upper tips. Slight soiling, rubbing and edgewear to covers. Slight soiling to page edges. Three-inch tape residue and abrasion to pictorial front pastedown; prior owner name and address to upper corner of pictorial front free-endpaper. Otherwise, apart from minor age toning, a very good copy-clean and unmarked-in a soiled, chipped, torn and edgeworn dust jacket, which has prior owner's checkmarks to other titles in the Mark Tidd series on the back flap, but which is nicely preserved and displayed in a clear archival Brodart sleeve. ~SP36~ The first book (of nine) in the popular 'Mark Tidd' series of novels for young people, first published in 1913. Clarence Budington 'Bud' Kelland (1881-1964) was an American writer who once described himself as 'the best second-rate writer in America. ' Although largely forgotten now, Kelland had a long career as a writer of fiction, stretching from 1913 to 1960. Kelland's output included sixty novels and some two hundred short stories. His best known juvenile works were the Mark Tidd series and the Catty Atkins series, while his best known adult work was the Scattergood Baines series.
Book 1913 copyright. Printing D-I (April 1934). Fair/good hardcover. No dust jacket. Blue cloth cover faded. Spine cover splitting. Corners bumped/rubbed. Text has a very few pencil notes. Several top corners creased, Several torn off but not effecting text. Binding tight. Endpapers are reproductions of a Mark Tidd watercolor.
Fair. No Jacket. Book. 12mo-over 6¾-7¾" tall. Hardcover, No Jacket. Boards are soiled with faded spine; top layer coming off spine at top and bottom (bottom 1/2" shows black, top seams show black through orange cloth boards). Gift inscription in ink on first end page. Pages starting to tan but text is clear. Binding starting to separate after page 2.
ISBN. Hardback. Early Reprint Edition. Good condition copy; no dustjacket; bound in orange boards with black lettering and design; minor wear to corners and edges; minor spine fade; minor browning to all pages; otherwise tight, sound and unmarked.
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.