Bobbsey Twins Books & Manuscripts; Plus books for Bunny Brown, Honey Bunch, & Honey Bunch & Norman:

HISTORIC BOBBSEY TWINS BOOK & MANUSCRIPTS

An excellent opportunity to own a piece of Stratemeyer Syndicate history related to the Bobbsey Twins combining author's copies and work product history behind the scenes.

Below are 12 files of original typed manuscripts with Grosset & Dunlap edits - Manuscripts are in a file folder, some have notes/edits as noted below. Manuscripts range from 90 to 100+ pages. What's in each folder is described below. Some folders have more than one copy of a manuscript - only one copy has a signed title page, see individual descriptions below for details.

BOOK CONDITION: These books are THE BOBBSEY TWINS, Revised and Abridged editions by Nancy S. Axelrad (inside credit), Grosset & Dunlap, glossy red hardcovers, authorís copies. Books are all in very good condition, likely unread or flipped through once, tight bindings. All are signed by Nancy Axelrad and are author's copies. Any flaws will be noted below individually.

We are selling them as combinations of manuscript folder plus the signed book. There are a few manuscripts with no accompanying book that are being sold by themselves.


ITEM 40 - Bobbsey Twins - Of Lakeport Book & Manuscript Set
SOLD ON SAT APRIL 22ND, FINAL BID PRICE: $350.00

#1 The Bobbsey Twins of Lakeport, 1989. Copyright page lists A B C D E F G H I J.

Folder includes: Chapter Outline, Title page of manuscript free of edits - unsigned, Contents Page, Manuscript - free of edits, Manuscript - with edits, Business Correspondence, Research material/notes/name/phone, Title page of a manuscript with edits signed by Nancy Axelrad, Contents page of a manuscript with edits, Index, Proposal outline.

Also included are 3 article clippings about the new Bobbsey Twins revised series:

"The Bobbsey Twins Carry On (And On and On)" by Glen Collins, NY Times Service - "Bobbsey Twins being updated to '80s Lifestyle", Palm Beach Post - "Growing with the changes" by Paul Blythe.


ITEM 41 - Bobbsey Twins - Adventure in the Country Book & Manuscript Set
MINIMUM BID: $300.00

#2 Adventure in the Country, 1989.

Top corner bumping. Copyright page lists D E F G H I J.

Manuscript Folder includes: Chapter Outline, Title page of manus free of edits - unsigned Contents Page, Manuscript - free of edits, Manuscript - with edits, Business Correspondence - letter Marc Gave Sr. Editor Putnam/Grosset to NSA 3-30-88, Title page of a manuscript with edits signed by Nancy Axelrad, Contents page of a manuscript with edits, Index.


ITEM 42 - Bobbsey Twins - The Secret at the Seashore Book & Manuscript Set
SOLD ON SAT APRIL 22ND, FINAL BID PRICE: $275.00

#3 The Secret at the Seashore, 1989.

Top corner bumping and some soil to top of spine. Copyright page lists A B C D E F G H I J.

Manuscript folder includes: Chapter Outline, Title page of manus with no edits - unsigned, Contents Page, Manuscript - free of edits, Manuscript - with edits, Section of revised pages, rubber-banded together, Title page of a manuscript with edits signed by Nancy Axelrad, Contents page of a manuscript with edits, Index.


ITEM 43 - Bobbsey Twins - Mystery at School Book & Manuscript Set
MINIMUM BID: $250.00

4) Mystery at School, 1989. Top corner bumping and a soil/mark spot on top of the spine. Copyright page lists A B C D E F G H I J.

Manuscript folder includes: Chapter Outline - 2 of these, Title page manus free of edits, unsigned, Content Page, Manuscript - free of edits, Manuscript - with edits, Title page of a manuscript with edits signed by Nancy Axelrad, Contents page of a manuscript with edits, Index.


ITEM 44 - Bobbsey Twins - On Blueberry Island Book & Manuscript Set
SOLD ON SAT APRIL 22ND, FINAL BID PRICE: $250.00

#10 On Blueberry Island, 1991. Top corner bumping. Copyright page lists A B C D E F G H I J.

Manuscript folder includes: Title page - signed by Nancy Axelrad, Contents Page, Manuscript - free of edits.


ITEM 45 - Bobbsey Twins - Mystery on the Deep Blue Sea Book & Manuscript Set
MINIMUM BID: $300.00

11) Mystery on the Deep Blue Sea, 1991. Copyright page lists A B C D E F G H I J.

Manuscript folder includes: Chapter Outline, Title page - signed by Nancy Axelrad, Contents Page, Manuscript - free of edits (has 2nd copy of manuscript), Business Correspondence - has 4 letters: NSA to Marilyn Solomon/exec editor of Putnam/Grosset Book Group 5-26-90, Marilyn Solomon - NSA 5-16-90, NSA-Marilyn Solomon 5-3-90, and Marilyn Solomon - NSA 3-20-90.


ITEM 46 - Bobbsey Twins - Adventure in Washington Book & Manuscript Set
MINIMUM BID: $250.00

#12 Adventure in Washington, 1991. Top corner bumping. Copyright page lists A B C D E F G H I J.

Manuscript folder includes: Chapter Outline, Title page - signed by Nancy Axelrad Contents Page, Manuscript - free of edits, Outline, 2nd folder of stuff - has another contents page/manuscript copy.


ITEM 47 - Bobbsey Twins - Visit to the Great West Book & Manuscript Set
MINIMUM BID: $200.00

#13 Visit to the Great West, 1991. Top corner bumping. Copyright page lists A B C D E F G H I J.

Manuscript folder includes: Chapter Outline, Title page - signed by Nancy Axelrad Contents Page, Manuscript - free of edits.


ITEM 48 - Bobbsey Twins - Bobbsey Twins Big Adventure at Home Manuscript
MINIMUM BID: $150.00

Bobbsey Twins Big Adventure at Home - manuscript folder includes: Chapter Outline - 2 of these, Title page - signed by Nancy Axelrad, Contents Page, Manuscript - free of edits, Business Correspondence - letter from Marc Gave Sr Ed at Putnam/Grosset to NSA no date, Points/additions memo, Green Certified Mail Postal card from shipping something to Putnam.


ITEM 49 - Bobbsey Twins - Bobbsey Twins Mystery at Meadowbrook Manuscript
SOLD ON SAT APRIL 22ND, FINAL BID PRICE: $113.00

Bobbsey Twins Mystery at Meadowbrook - manuscript folder includes: Chapter Outline, Title page - signed by Nancy Axelrad, Contents Page, Manuscript - free of edits Points/additions memo, Cover Ideas.


ITEM 50 - Bobbsey Twins - Bobbsey Twins On a Houseboat Manuscript
SOLD ON SAT APRIL 22ND, FINAL BID PRICE: $150.00

Bobbsey Twins On a Houseboat - manuscript folder includes: Chapter Outline - 2 of these, Manuscript - with edits - 2 of these, Business Correspondence - letter Marc Gave Sr. Editor Putnam/Grosett to NSA 3-27-89, Research material, Cover ideas, Title page of a manuscript with edits signed by Nancy Axelrad, Contents page of a manuscript with edits.


ITEM 51 - Bobbsey Twins - Bobbsey Twins Mystery at Snow Lodge Manuscript
SOLD ON SAT APRIL 22ND, FINAL BID PRICE: $100.00

Bobbsey Twins Mystery at Snow Lodge - manuscript folder includes: Chapter Outline Title page - signed by Nancy Axelrad, Contents Page, Manuscript - free of edits, Cover ideas, Index.


ITEM 52 - Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony
MINIMUM BID: $35.00

Bunny Brown by Laura Lee Hope, Grosset & Dunlap, green clothbound DJ with clear mylar wrap. BUNNY BROWN AND HIS SISTER SUE AND THEIR SHETLAND PONY, 1918, Harriet Adamsí office.

Author's copy but has price inside on endpaper. Tear on back of DJ. Soil/water spot on the spine to the front flap edge. Flap lists to Berry Hill and back to Sky Top. Thelma Gooch illustrated inside. Internal at page 84-85 is starting to come loose.

Sunny Boy by Ramy Allison White, Grosset & Dunlap (orig. Barse & Co.), orange hardcovers, reprints, unsigned, tanning

Glossy frontispiece and plain paper illustrations within the story.


ITEM 53 - Honey Bunch - Her First Little Circus
MINIMUM BID: $40.00

Honey Bunch by Helen Louise Thorndyke, Grosset & Dunlap, red clothbound DJ with clear mylar wrap. HONEY BUNCH: HER FIRST LITTLE CIRCUS, 1936, Harriet Adamsí office.

Acquired. Flap lists to Twin Playmates. Pencil checks on the DJ flaps and a "2" on the spine. Spine cocked. Pages have aged.


ITEM 54 - Honey Bunch and Norman
MINIMUM BID: $30.00

Honey Bunch and Norman, 1957, later printing.

DJ - tape/tears/soil. Front flap=synopsis. Back flap=The Paper Lantern Mystery. Penciled price in book. Book inside lists to Painted Pony. Crackline forming at endpapers. Cocked. Acquired.


ITEM 55 - Honey Bunch and Norman - On Lighthouse Island
MINIMUM BID: $30.00

Honey Bunch and Norman ON LIGHTHOUSE ISLAND (previously published as Honey Bunch: Her First Trip to a Lighthouse), 1949, later printing.

DJ - tears/price sticker tear on front. Hole on front of DJ over one child's face. Soil/spine wear at ends. Front flap=synopsis. Back flap=Beaver Lodge. Book has penciled price and name written twice. Cocked. Acquired.


ITEM 56 - Honey Bunch and Norman - Tour Toy Town
MINIMUM BID: $30.00

Honey Bunch and Norman TOUR TOY TOWN, 1951, later printing.

DJ - wear/tear and soil/tape with chips and tears along front flap. Front flap=synopsis. Back flap=Pine Cove Mystery. Book has tape residue on endpapers and name on 3 pages. Penciled price. Cocked. Acquired.


ITEM 57 - Honey Bunch and Norman - Play Detective at Niagara Falls (Copy 1)
MINIMUM BID: $30.00

Honey Bunch and Norman PLAY DETECTIVE AT NIAGARA FALLS, 1957, later printing.

Dj - chip at top front, tear on front at bottom. Soil. Front flap=price clipped w/ synopsis. Back flap=Paper Lantern Mystery. Book has price inside. Acquired.


ITEM 58 - Honey Bunch and Norman - Play Detective at Niagara Falls (Copy 2)
MINIMUM BID: $30.00

Honey Bunch and Norman PLAY DETECTIVE AT NIAGARA FALLS, 1957, later printing.

DJ - has soiling on cover especially. Front flap=price clipped w/ synopsis. Back flap=Paper Lantern Mystery. Book has penciled price. Eps have crack line forming. Bottom closed page edges have marks. Acquired.


ITEM 59 - Honey Bunch and Norman - Ride with the Sky Mailman
MINIMUM BID: $30.00

Honey Bunch and Norman RIDE WITH THE SKY MAILMAN, 1958.

DJ - major chip/chunk gone, wear/tear/soil. Front flap=synopsis. Back flap=In the Castle of Magic. Book has crackline forming at endpapers, penciled price. Acquired.

Honey Bunch and Norman by Helen Louise Thorndyke, Grosset & Dunlap, hardcover/pink spine (no DJ), unsigned, tanning


ITEM 60 - Honey Bunch and Norman - Tour Toy Town
MINIMUM BID: $30.00

Honey Bunch and Norman TOUR TOY TOWN, 1951, later printing.

Book has soil/wear/tear to edges. Endpaper crack lines forming. Inside lists to Beaver Lodge. Back cover lists to In The Castle of Magic. Cocked. Penciled price inside. Acquired.

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