The Motor Boys

Author: Clarence Young (Stratemeyer Pseudonym)

Written By:  Howard Garis

Artist:  Charles Nuttall; R. Richards; Walter S. Rogers; R. Emmett Owen

22 Volumes (1906 to 1924)

Brief Bibliography & Dustjacket Gallery

[Bindings]  [Dustjackets]

 

1          The Motor Boys                                                                                                           1906

Chums Through Thick and Thin

Three boys and their motorcycles.  The great motorcycle race is the climax of the story.

2          The Motor Boys Overland                                                                                        1906

A Long Trip for Fun and Fortune

The boys buy an automobile and commence their travels.  They hear of the opening of new gold diggings, and resolve to visit the locality.

3          The Motor Boys in Mexico                                                                                        1906

The Secret of the Buried City

The boys find a city in Mexico, said to have been buried centuries ago by an earthquake.  The manner in which it was found was not anticipated.

4          The Motor Boys Across the Plains                                                                        1907

The Hermit of Lost Lake

The mystery of the lonely hermit of Lost Lake is unraveled.  The boys save their gold mine from sharpers.

5          The Motor Boys Afloat                                                                                               1908

The Cruise of the Dartaway

The boys have fun on the river with their motor boat.  They plan a cruise and get mixed up in a mystery.

6          The Motor Boys on the Atlantic                                                                              1908

The Mystery of the Lighthouse

The boys discover a lonely lighthouse where they learned something which amazed them and caused them to change their plans.

7          The Motor Boys in Strange Waters                                                                        1909

Lost in a Floating Forest

The boys are in Florida and its mysterious Everglades.  How the boys were lost, and what happened to them, is spiritedly related.

8          The Motor Boys on the Pacific                                                                                1909

The Young Derelict Hunters

The boys locate a derelict with something of great value on board floating on the Pacific after thrilling adventures.

9          The Motor Boys in the Clouds                                                                                1910

A Trip for Fame and Fortune

The boys invest in a new kind of flying machine.  After some stirring adventures in the clouds, they enter a big race.

10      The Motor Boys Over the Rockies                                                                         1911

A Mystery of the Air

The boys, in the airship Comet, search for the captives of the savages in the heart of the mountains.

11      The Motor Boys Over the Ocean                                                                            1911

A Marvelous Rescue in Mid-Air

Adventures in the airship over the broad Atlantic along with many dangers over the deep.  They make a daring rescue in mid-air.

12      The Motor Boys on the Wing                                                                                   1912

Seeking the Airship Treasure

The boys discover that robbers got to the bank by means of an aeroplane, and they pursue the flying criminals, capture them and recover the bank treasure.

13      The Motor Boys After a Fortune                                                                             1912

The Hut on Snake Island

14      The Motor Boys On the Border                                                                               1913

Sixty Nuggets of Gold

15      The Motor Boys Under the Sea                                                                               1914

From Airship to Submarine

16      The Motor Boys On Road and River                                                                      1915

Racing to Save a Life

17      The Motor Boys at Boxwood Hall                                                                          1916

Ned, Bob and Jerry As Freshmen

18      The Motor Boys on a Ranch                                                                                    1917

Ned, Bob and Jerry Among the Cowboys

19* The Motor Boys at College                                                                                       [Unpublished Phantom Title]

Ned, Bob and Jerry At College

19      The Motor Boys in the Army                                                                                    1918

Ned, Bob and Jerry as Volunteers

20      The Motor Boys on the Firing Line                                                                        1919

Ned, Bob and Jerry Fighting for Uncle Sam

21      The Motor Boys Bound for Home                                                                          1920

Ned, Bob and Jerry on the Wrecked Troopship

22      The Motor Boys on Thunder Mountain                                                                 1924

The Treasure Box of Blue Rock

 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION NOT ALL FORMATS ARE COMPLETE

 

Format 1A: (Volumes 1 to 8) Published by Cupples & Leon (C&L) circa 1906-09

Dark Blue-Green Cloth Binding with White Lettering on front and spine.  Cover illustration in red & white.  Spine Emblem.

Endpages are plain white. 

Illustrations include a Frontispiece and three internals on glossy coated paper.

Dustjacket is Terra Cotta Uncoated paper with Black Lettering and illustrations.

 

Format 1B: (Volumes 1 to 16) Published by Cupples & Leon (C&L) circa 1910-15

Dark Blue-Green Cloth Binding with White Lettering on front and spine.  Cover illustration in red & white.  Spine Emblem.

Endpages are plain white. 

Illustrations include a Frontispiece and three internals on glossy coated paper.

Dustjacket is White Coated paper with Black Lettering and illustrations.

 

Format 2A: (Volumes 1 to 16) Published by Cupples & Leon (C&L) circa 1915

Medium Gray Cloth Binding with Black Lettering on front and spine.  Cover illustration in red, white & black.  Spine Emblem.

Endpages are plain white. 

Illustrations include a Frontispiece and three internals on glossy coated paper.

Dustjacket is White Coated paper with Black Lettering and illustrations.

 

Format 2B: (Volumes 1 to 16) Published by Cupples & Leon (C&L) circa 1915

Medium Gray Cloth Binding with Black Lettering on front and spine.  Cover illustration in red & black.  Spine Emblem.

Endpages are plain white. 

Illustrations include a Frontispiece and three internals on glossy coated paper.

Dustjacket is White Coated paper with Red & Green Lettering and illustrations.

 

Format 3A: (Volumes 17 to 21) Published by Grosset & Dunlap (G&D) circa 1916-1920

Dark Gray Cloth Binding with White Lettering on front and spine.  Shield on spine.

Endpages are plain white. 

Illustrations include a Frontispiece and three internals on glossy coated paper.

Dustjacket is White Coated paper with White Spine with Red Shield emblem and different multi-color illustrations for each book.

 

Format 3B: (Volumes ) Published by Grosset & Dunlap (G&D)

Tan Cloth Binding with Black Lettering on front and spine.  Shield on spine.

Endpages are plain white. 

Illustrations include a Frontispiece on glossy coated paper.

Dustjacket is White Coated paper with Wrap Spine with Red Shield emblem and different multi-color illustrations for each book.