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1924 THE BOXCAR CHILDREN 1st ed GERTRUDE WARNER
SOLD!  ~ Vintage 1924 THE BOXCAR CHILDREN - This is the absolute earliest,  VERY FIRST and TRUE ORIGINAL, Boxcar Children Book ever written!!! By: Gertrude Chandler Warner.  It is a true, 1st edition / 1st printing!! Blue hard cover with pictorial paste down on front. MINT condition! Complete with ALL FOUR color plates plus the original White BOX, which features the matching paste down illustration, just like the front cover of the book.  Item # 000366

1st EVER 1924 THE BOXCAR CHILDREN GERTRUDE WARNER

SOLD!  ~ Vintage 1924 THE BOXCAR CHILDREN - This is the absolute earliest,  VERY FIRST and TRUE ORIGINAL, Boxcar Children Book ever written!!! By: Gertrude Chandler Warner.  It is a true, 1st edition / 1st printing!! Blue hard cover with pictorial paste down on front. Near Mint to Mint condition! Complete with ALL FOUR color plates!  Item # 000518

VINTAGE 1942 THE BOXCAR CHILDREN GERTRUDE WARNER
SOLD! - 1942 THE BOXCAR CHILDREN
RARE FIRST EDITION!!


Written by: Gertrude Chandler Warner - Published by: Scott Foresman and Company. Original orange pictorial hard cover. It has the map where The Boxcar Children traveled on the inside front and rear covers, as well as the fly pages. There is a "TO THE TEACHER" section in the back of the book.
Very good collectible condition. Item # 001112
VINTAGE 1942 THE BOXCAR CHILDREN GERTRUDE WARNER
SOLD! ~ Vintage 1942 The Boxcar Children - 1st edition - by: Gertrude Chandler Warner - published by: Scott Foresman and Company. Original orange pictorial hard cover. It has the map where The Boxcar Children traveled on the inside front and rear covers, as well as the fly pages. Item # 001089B
VINTAGE 1942 THE BOXCAR CHILDREN GERTRUDE WARNER
SOLD! ~ Vintage 1942 THE BOXCAR CHILDREN - 1st edition / 1st printing
 By: Gertrude Chandler Warner - Illustrated by: L. Kate Deal - Published by: Scott Foresman and Company. Original 1942 orange pictorial hard cover book. Item # 000784
Vintage 1950 THE BOXCAR CHILDREN Gertrude C Warner
Vintage 1950 THE BOXCAR CHILDREN by Gertrude Chandler Warner - illustrated by: L. Kate Deal. Published by Scott Foresman and Company. Original 1950's reddish-brown (brick-red) pictorial hard cover. The end-papers (fly-pages) and paste down pages feature the "map" where The Boxcar Children traveled. Beautiful book with a very nice cover. Some of the pages have typical light soiling from normal handling. There are two pages that have a tiny piece torn out, but it does not effect the reading text or illustrations. The binding and pages are tight and secure. Overall, this is a very nice collectible vintage book.Item # 001290
Price  $ 120.00
VINTAGE 1950 THE BOXCAR CHILDREN GERTRUDE WARNER
SOLD! ~ Vintage 1950 THE BOXCAR CHILDREN by Gertrude Chandler Warner - illustrated by: L. Kate Deal. - Published by Scott Foresman and Company. Original 1950's reddish-brown (brick-red) pictorial hard cover. End-papers (fly-pages) and paste down pages feature the "map" where The Boxcar Children traveled. There are a few pages with dog-eared corners, otherwise the book is actually very nice and quite clean, considering its age. The cover has some light typical wear to corners and edges, but nothing major. This book is in very good collectible condition!! Item # 001080
VINTAGE 1950 THE BOXCAR CHILDREN GERTRUDE C WARNER
SOLD! ~ Vintage 1950 THE BOXCAR CHILDREN by Gertrude Chandler Warner - illustrated by: L. Kate Deal. - Published by Scott Foresman and Company. Original 1950's reddish-brown pictorial hard cover. End-papers (fly-pages) and paste down pages feature the "map" where The Boxcar Children traveled. Near Mint condition!! Item # 000783
SIGNED!!! 1950 THE BOXCAR CHILDREN GERTRUDE WARNER
Sold! ~ SIGNED!! Vintage 1950 THE BOXCAR CHILDREN, Autographed by the author: Gertrude Chandler Warner. Illustrated by: L. Kate Deal. Published by Scott Foresman and Company. Item # 000667

         
1924 1942 BOXCAR CHILDREN STORY VINTAGE MAGAZINES
SOLD! ~ Extremely RARE VERSION of, THE BOXCAR CHILDREN story, in the 1938 February through September, Child Life, Magazine set! This is an unusual and scarce "blended version" of the ORIGINAL 1924 Boxcar Children story, featuring the introducation of the "ALDEN" children, (of which The Boxcar Children's last name in the 1924 edition was Cordyce, not Alden). Their name was changed to Alden in the 1942 edition. Therefore, this story is a blend of  BOTH the 1924 edition and the 1942 edition, along with extra details that were NOT found in any of the book editions!! PLUS.... there are several beautiful illustrations in each issue of these magazines in this set. AND.... it is has, "The Boxcar Children", PAPER DOLLS too!!!


The story featured in this magazine series is titled, "THE BOX-CAR ADVENTURE". This unusual version of The Boxcar Children story can only be found in this set of magazines. The story beings in the February issue and continues on into the September issues. This listing is for the WHOLE SET of magazines, of which, feature the COMPLETE story between all eight issues, as seen below:
  
Note: January, October, November, and December do NOT have The Boxcar Children story. It is only in the months, February through September 1938.

What is really unique about, "The Box-Car Adventure" story, (found in this set of magazines); is that, the author, Gertrude Chandler Warner, used this story to begin the transition of changing the "Cordyce Children" to the "Alden Children". This is basically the introduction, or "Rebirth", of the Boxcar Children under their new last name, "ALDEN".

As we know, the true birth of the Boxcar Children was in the original 1924 edition, when the children had the last name of, "Cordyce". So, respectively, the "rebirth" would be most appropriate for the 1942 edition, especially since that was when their names were changed to Alden and the storyline was also changed.

The children's last name, in the 1924 edition of The Boxcar Children, was Cordyce (as was, their Grandfather's name too). However, when Gertrude Chandler Warner completely revised her story in 1942, she changed the children's last name and their Grandfather's last name to Alden instead. The story, in this magazine set, became the introduction of the children as the "Aldens", in preparation for the upcoming, newly written, (at that time) new release of the 1942 Boxcar Children book.

The interesting thing about, "The Box-Car Adventure" story in this magazine set, is that nearly the entire storyline and details follow the original 1924 edition, rather than the 1942 edition. For instance, even the names of the towns and the baker's wife are the same as the 1924 edition. Also, the beginning is very similar to the 1924 beginning and Jessie's name was still Jess. There are MANY more similarities, as well as, exact details; all of which were from the original 1924 edition. Therefore, this story is a very close representation of the true original 1924 Boxcar Children book. Although, there are some interesting surprises in this version!

There are a few "small" differences in details that were not found in either the 1924 or the 1942 edition. Such as, "frosted cakes" and "lemon pies".  Ms. Warner must have decided to add those details to make this particular story even more interesting and with a little twist of fun! ~ Therefore, it is like reading yet another version of, The Boxcar Children.

Perhaps Gertrude was toying around with some ideas that came to mind while she was thinking of ways to revise the 1942 edition. I do not know for sure; however, while comparing the details of this version, as well as, the 1924 and 1942 editions, that is what makes the most sense to me.

I think it is neat to see Gertrude's transition writing, of this famous story, while she was in the process of completely rewriting her Boxcar Children story. I truly believe any serious collector of, The Boxcar Children, would greatly appreciate owning this collection of magazines, featuring this rare and captivating version of The Boxcar Children story.

Even more interesting, is that this set features rare illustrations of The Boxcar Children and their story scenes. Giving you a new and interesting look at the characters, their settings, their clothing, and more! The illustrator, who did the illustrations for the Boxcar Children story featured in this magazine series, was Marguerite Davis. Of whom, illustrated various other vintage children's books, such as, "The Children's Own Readers, by Ginn and Company.
 
Marguerite Davis did not illustrate any of, The Boxcar Children books. The original 1924 edition was illustrated by, Dorothy Lake Gregory. The 1942 and later editions were illustrated by, L. Kate Deal. None of the illustrations found in the Boxcar Children story, within these magazines, are found in the the 1924, the 1942, or any other Boxcar Children books.

The illustrations from this set are unique to this story, featured in this magazine set. I personally love the illustrations in this set. They are more detailed than any other vintage Boxcar Children illustration that I have ever seen. Although, the color plates, found in the 1924 edition, would be a close runner up; as far as detailed graphics go. Any collector will appreciate the detail in the artist's work for this story.

                

  Wait!!! ~ It gets even BETTER!!! → The March 1938 issue of this magazine set has PAPER DOLLS of , The Boxcar Children. The paper dolls were illustrated by Marguerite Davis as well.



Surely, no Box
car Children collection is complete without having this magazine set, featuring the rare story,
"The Box-Car Adventure".

Item # 000947

1916 THE HOUSE OF DELIGHT GERTRUDE WARNER #000062

SOLD! ~ 1916, THE HOUSE of DELIGHT
By: Gertrude C. Warner,  author of, "THE BOXCAR CHILDREN".
1st edition / 1st printing!
This was the
VERY FIRST BOOK that Gertrude C. Warner had ever published!!

It is a story about her "real-life" dollhouse, of which her brother and her made some of the doll characters and supplies for the doll house. Her brother actually took the photos of the dollhouse and it's character's for this book. Gertrude's cousin play's the person running the dollhouse for this story. One of the rag doll characters that are featured in this book is, "DINAH, the colored cook." Of whom, is portrayed as a black mammy servant for the rich doll family that lives in this doll house. The book has features that would not be considered "polictically correct" in this day and age. Sadly, slavery was a part of life back then. As for today many cultures treasure these old collectibles as a significant part of our American History, from where we came as Americans to where we are today.

It is exceptionally scarce!!! There were ONLY 1,000 COPIES of this book ever published. It is a hard cover with a pictorial paste-down on the front. It has the original dust jacket, and it is in excellent to near fine vintage condition!

All 14 black and white picture plates (pages) are present, of which includes and is counting the frontispiece which is a two-sided plate. It is extremely hard to find this book... especially complete with all the picture plates!

*Please click on the title of this listing to read more details and view additional pictures!

Item # 000062

1927 THE WORLD IN A BARN GERTRUDE C. WARNER
SOLD! ~ Vintage 1927 The World In A Barn ~ by Gertrude Chandler Warner, (author of, The Boxcar Children)!  ~  1st edition / 1st printing with original Dust Jacket. Illustrated by: Florence Liley Young. Published by: Friendship Press, New York. Item # 000130
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