Wilderness Clearing

This 1944 first edition of Wilderness Clearing by young adult historical fiction author Walter D. Edmonds was purchased at Pegasus Antiques in Chester, New Jersey. Edmonds’ 1936 novel Drums Along the Mohawk was a commercial and critical success, telling the story of Revolutionary War-era fictional settlers living in the upstate New York Mohawk Valley, and their…

Modern Tales & Animal Stories

The Young Folks Treasury was a twelve volume book series aimed to entertain and educate children. Modern Tales & Animal Stories is the fourth book in the series; my 1919 first edition was discovered at Riverbooks in Hallowell, Maine.


This 1929 copy of Bambi by Felix Salten was purchased at Village Antiques & Collectibles, Succasunna, NJ. First published in 1923 in Austria, this environmentally-conscious work was translated into English in 1928 and released in North America by Simon & Schuster. The Disney adaptation had many changes, including adding sidekick characters Flower and Thumper.

Things Girls Like To Do

Spotted this book at my favorite local antique shop, Village Antiques & Collectibles in Succasunna, NJ. While not one I wanted for my personal collection, its always fascinating to see early literature directed towards female readers. The 1917 Uplift Vocational series, Things Girls Like to Do and Things Boys Like to Make, really show how far women…