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Tom Swift and His Planet Stone, Or, Discovering the Secret of Another World

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Racine WI, Whitman: 1935

Edition: early printing

Seller ID: 38882

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


frontispiece; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 203 pages; Circa 1937 Whitman reprinting of #38 in the Swift series. HC/DJ. Soundly bound in original color pictorial dust jacket. Orange colored cloth with titles in black; expected moderate general toning to page stock. Some light/moderate damp mottling to cloth rear board and edge of front board and offset discoloration to the blank reverse of the jacket. Light / moderate ripple and damp stain to jacket rear panel. Shallow chipping to jacket at spine ends. A sound and decent but somewhat worn copy with some light dampstaining to externals. G+/G+ View more info

Tom Swift and His Great Oil Gusher; Or the Treasure of Goby Farm

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38883

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 210 pages; 1st edition, early (2nd) printing. Soundly bound in original color, duotone pictorial dust jacket. Oil Gusher listed as the final titles in ads at front and rear but with next title - "Chest of Secrets" listed as the last title in the list on the front flap. Mild shelf bumping and rubbing to cloth at front corners. Prior owner's small ink name stamp in duplicate to front endpage. Jacket lightly rubbed and worn at edges; spaine panel toned and faded with some damp mottling. Trace damp evidence to jacket top edge and front edge of rear panel. VG-/G++ View more info

Tom Swift and His Air Scout Or, Uncle Sam's Mastery of the Sky

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $69.50

Publisher: New York, Grosset and Dunlap: 1932

Edition: early

Seller ID: 12866

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 218 pages; Circa 1932 printing. Grosset & Dunlap. HC/DJ. Olive green cloth with quad-oictorial design to boards in red and dark green. Binding snug and contents very neat. No marks. Dust jacket lists 33 Swift titles front flap terminating w/ Dirigible. Ads in rear of book list 35 Swift titles ending with Giant magnet. Dust jacket is bright and generally neat save for the original owner's now very aged application of tape reinforcing the joints, edges and falp folds. Tape is not heavily toned but is tiff and lightly toned. Similar application to inside surface of flap... View more info

Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1915

Edition: reprint

Seller ID: 12957

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 218 pages; [Circa 1930] Grosset & Dunlap. HC/DJ Solid snug and neat copy; no marks. Light cream/tan cloth with quad illustration design. Dust jacket is complete and generally bright but had been reinforced along the edges and flap folds (quite some years ago) with a scotch type tape. Tape has toned and become brittle. Light soiling to page block edges. Solid and still attractive in original dust jacket. Last Swift title on front DJ flap is 1930's Big Dirigible. VG+/G++ View more info

Tom Swift and His Sky Train or Overland through the Clouds

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12974

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Tom Swift #34; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 218 pages; 1931 Grosset & Dunlap HC/DJ. 1st edition. In original tan/olive cloth with "quad" pictorial deign to cover in red and dark brown. Dust jacket lists to Sky Train on front flap and copyright page and to #35 in ad at rear. Dust jacket bright and unfaded with a small chip missing at the base of the spine panel and short, old tape reinforcement to the spine ends and adjacent inch or two of the top and bottom edges. Rear board is bumped at the front corner with a resulting stress crease across the board and pastedown. An attractive copy... View more info

Tom Swift and His Airline Express; Or, from Ocean to Ocean by Daylight

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset and Dunlap: 1926

Edition: early printing

Seller ID: 12975

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


The Tom Swift #29; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 218 pages; 1926 Grosset & Dunlap. HC/DJ. Early printing, circa 1930/1931. Front flap of dust jacket has 31 Swift titles ending in "Talking Pictures" and catalog at rear of book has 33 Swift titles ["Dirigible"] advertised. Solid bright copy of the book in light olive green cloth with "quad" illustration design to cover in red and dark brown. Pictorial dust jacket has title lettering in red to spine. Dust jacket complete and bright with small shallow nicks at corners and spine ends. Prior owner has added (long ago) a short... View more info

Tom Swift and His Giant Magnet, Or, Bringing Up the Lost Submarine

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset and Dunlap: 1932

Edition: First Edition; 2nd state

Seller ID: 38886

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Tom Swift #35; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 216 pages; 1932 Grosset & Dunlap. HC/DJ. 1st edition, 2nd state. Handsome copy is bright and snug in 2nd state orange cloth with titles in black. The book is bright and snug with pictorial orange endpages and bright orange top stain. Gift inscription penned to front blank verso of frontis, dated Oct 1933. Original dust jacket is bright and clean with just mild shelf rubbing to edges and corners; small open snag (smaller than a dime) reinforced to rear surface with a small short piece of cellophane tape. Dust jacket has Swift titles 1-35 (Magnet) on ... View more info

Tom Swift in the City of Gold, Or, Marvelous Adventures Underground [In] Quad White Dust Jacket [1916]

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1916

Edition: early printing

Seller ID: 38884

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages; [1916] Grosset & Dunlap. HC/DJ. In the scarce early quad styled pictorial dust jacket printed in red and green on white glazed paper. Jacket dated to 1916 by list of Swift titles to front flap (#16, Big Tunnel). Light shelf bumping to boards at corners; superficial shelf cocking to spine. A mild gap between signatures mid-book. Dust jacket worn and tatty at edges with shallow chips at edges and a medium sized chip missing from the lower front corner of the cover panel. Chipping to jacket at spine ends and light to moderate toning along the spine panel. Fro... View more info

Don Sturdy in Lion Land or The Strange Clearing in the Jungle

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1932

Edition: early printing

Seller ID: 38899

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 212 pages; Grosset & Dunlap HC/DJ. Early printing. Dust jacket front flap lists just 9 Sturdy titles, but interior lists at rear of book lists 12 Sturdy titles ending "Temple of Fear" Presumably a 1932 printing. Pictorial green and white endpages. Original red cloth with title lettered in green. Hinges a little tender but sound. Dust jacket has shallow chipping from spine ends, several short closed tears at edges and a longer, semi-circular closed tear from the bottom edge of the front panel/cover. Publisher's green top stain fading. VG-/G++ View more info

Tom Swift and His Motor Cycle [in] Quad, Brown Paper Dust Jacket [1911]

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1911

Edition: early printing

Seller ID: 38880

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 206 pages; 1911/1914 Grosset & Dunlap HC/DJ. In the very early 1911 styled quad jacket with red and green design printed on light brown, thick stock paper with 10 Swift titles listed on the rear panel. The book itself appears to date from 1914 with 17 Swift titles listed in the ads at rear. Not especially unusual to have a dust jacket that predates the book publication date as the publisher would use up any remaining jacket stock on newly printed titles. The book's condition has been well preserved by the presence of the jacket; bright mustard yellow cloth with 2 col... View more info

Don Sturdy in the Land of Volcanoes; Or, the Trail of the Ten Thousand Smokes. (Don Sturdy #5)

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1927

Edition: early printing

Seller ID: 38916

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


frontis & jacket art; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages; Dated to 1927 by list of Sturdy titles on jacket front flap and ad at rear, ending with "Land of Gorillas" #7 in the Sturdy series. Snugly bound and very neat in original duo-tone color pictorial dust jacket. Just mild shelf pulling to cloth at spine ends. Mild stress wrinkle to fron edge of page # 127/128. Dust jacket generally bright and clean with light shelf rubbing to edges, several tiny chips along the bottom edge of the front panel, nicks at corner tips and spine ends, a short closed tear along bottom edge of the rear p... View more info

Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout, Or the Speediest Car on the Road

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $47.50

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1919

Edition: early printing

Seller ID: 38901

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages; [1919] Grosset & Dunlap. HC/DJ. Early printing, dated to 1919 by the list of Swift titles on the front jacket flap, ending at Air Scout. Soundly bound in original mustard brown quad pictorial cloth. Duotone color pictorial dust jacket is lightly edge rubbed with several short closed tears and small nicks at edges; light general shelf soiling to jacket surfaces and moderate toning and dulling to jacket spine. Several spots of soiling to front jacket panel; prior owner's small, short tape mends to jacket art spine ends and flap corners. Usual mild t... View more info

Tom Swift and His Sky Train or Overland through the Clouds

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset and Dunlap: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24009

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Tom Swift #34; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 218 pages; 1931 Grosset & Dunlap HC/DJ. 1st edition. In original tan/olive cloth with "quad" pictorial deign to cover in red and dark brown. Dust jacket lists to Sky Train on front flap and copyright page and to #35 in ad at rear. A very handsome copy with a snug square binding and crisp corners and edges. Dust jacket bright and fresh with just trace shelf rub to the spine ends and corners. The Tom Swift list on the last printed page gas some erased pencil check marks adjacent to the titles. Otherwise exceptionally bright and fresh. The nice... View more info

Tom Swift and His Big Dirigible or, Adventures over the Forest of Fire: Tom Swift #33

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $145.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24011

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 214 pages; HC/DJ. Apparent 1st edition. Swift title list on jacket flap lists 32 titles, not including #33 "Dirigible" as does the ad at rear of book. Ads on inner jacket surface list 31 Swift titles. Solid and neat in original mustard yellow cloth with "quad" design of illustrations in red and green. Pictorial dust jacket is bright and neat with tiny nicks from the spine ends and corners; light shelf soiling to the whites of the rear and spine panels and a short closed tear to the middle of the rear panel adjacent to the spine. Prior owner name a... View more info

Tom Swift and His Chest of Secrets, or, Tracing the Stolen Inventions: Tom Swift #28

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24014

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 216 pages; HC/DJ. Apparent and presumed 1st edition. Swift title list on jacket flap lists 28 titles, ending with "Chest of Secrets" ; ad at rear of book lists 27 Swift titles, not including not including"Chest of Secrets". Sound dust jacketed copy in original mustard yellow cloth with "quad" design of illustrations in red and green. Pictorial dust jacket is bright, with a nickel sized chip missing from the top edge of the rear panel and a few very small chips/nicks from the spine ends and corners. There are several short closed tears at j... View more info

Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout, Or the Speediest Car on the Road

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1922

Edition: early printing

Seller ID: 38898

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages; [1922] Grosset & Dunlap. HC/DJ. Early printing, dated to 1922 by the list of Swift titles at rear ads and the list of titles on the front jacket flap, both ending at Electric Locomotive. Soundly bound in original mustard brown quad pictorial cloth. Duotone color pictorial dust jacket is edge rubbed with several short closed tears and small nicks at edges; light general shelf soiling to jacket surfaces and moderate toning and dulling to jacket spine. Mild shelf cocking to the spine. Prior owner's period onwership inscription penned in red to front ... View more info

Tom Swift and His Great Searchlight, or on the Border for Uncle Sam

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1924

Edition: reprint

Seller ID: 38881

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages; 1924 reprinting dated by 27 titles listed on jacket front flap. Soundly bound and clean in original duotone color pictorial dust jacket. Title pagehas ruffling and short closed tears and chips to front edge; contents page has a shallow chip to the front edge. Jacket is nicked and rubbed at edges; spine panel toned and fading but with titles still legible. VG-/VG- View more info

Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle, or, Daring Adventures in Elephant Land Tom Swift, # 10

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1919

Edition: reprint

Seller ID: 38902

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 212 pages; Circa 1919 printing. Front flap of dust jacket has 22 Swift titles ending in "Air Scout" and catalog at rear of book has an earlier list ending # 10 - Big Tunnel. Generally sound in mustard brown cloth with "quad" illustration design to cover in red and black. Pictorial dust jacket has title lettering in red to spine. Dust jacket complete with some shallow chipping at spine ends, moderate shelf rub to flap folds and several short closed tears. There is an old tape repair to the reverse surface of the jacket the whole length of the rear spin... View more info

Tom Swift in Captivity, Or a Daring Escape by Airship

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1922

Edition: early printing

Seller ID: 38897

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 218 pages; Early printing, dated to 1922 by the list of Swift titles at rear ads, ending at Electric Locomotive. Front dustjacket flap final title is Air Scout. Soundly bound in original mustard yellow quad pictorial cloth. Duotone color pictorial dust jacket is edge rubbed with several short closed tears and small chips from edges; light general shelf soiling to jacket surfaces but on whole still bright. Mild shelf cocking to the spine. Prior owner's period onwership inscription penned in red to front endpage. VG-/VG- View more info

Tom Swift and His Ocean Airport, Or, Failing the Haargolanders

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Racine WI, Whitman: 1934

Edition: early printing

Seller ID: 38885

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages; Circa 1937 Whitman reprinting of #37 in the Swift series. HC/DJ. Soundly bound in original color pictorial dust jacket. Orange colored cloth with titles in black; expected moderate general toning to page stock. Some light/moderate damp mottling to cloth boards and offset discoloration to the blank reverse of the jacket. Light / moderate ripple and damp stain to jacket rear panel. Trace chipping to jacket at spine ends. A sound and decent but somewhat worn copy with some light dampstaining to externals. G++/G++ View more info