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The English Patient, Ondaatje, Michael
101 The English Patient
Ondaatje, Michael
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1992 0771068867 / 9780771068867 Fourth Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Fourth Printing, SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean teal green boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no previous owner markings. Signed by the author on title page: "Michael Ondaatje." 307 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no fading, no tears, not price clipped; gold seal on cover signifying Governor General's Literary Award (also won the Booker prize). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This gorgeously written novel was made into a highly successful movie by the same name in 1997 starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Kristin Scott Thomas...set in 1944 in war-torn Italy. Of all great novels from our era and all beautifully produced films, this is the ONE. 024644

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Adventures of Mark Twain, Paine, Albert Bigelow
102 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Paine, Albert Bigelow
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1916 Reprint Hardcover Very Good good Jacket 
Very clean tan boards with stamped black lettering on cover and spine. Very small bump at base of front board, no fraying or bumped corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 354 pgs. Dustjacket is photo-illustrated with scenes from the Warner Brothers Picture; has small edge chips, closed edge tears, small chip on author's name on spine (size of pea), light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018564

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Littlest Rebel, Peple, Edward
103 The Littlest Rebel
Peple, Edward
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1914 Photo-Drama Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Photo-Drama edition, illustrated with scenes from the film, in color illustrated jacket (photo-drama scene). Clean beige cloth boards with gray lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name and date (1914) neatly penned at top of front paste-down. Small chip at top margin of foreword page (size of small fingernail). Jacket has very small corner chips (top spine corners, smaller than a pea, smaller at corner tips. A few very short closed edge tears. A few tiny water spots to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fascinating story of the South in war times, the poverty-stricken south and their refusal to be conquered by adversity. 019233

Price: 45.00 USD
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104 Pretty Maids All in a Row
Pollini, Francis
New York Delacorte 1968 Stated First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded black boards with gray cloth spine, red lettering on cover, red and black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean red endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 403 pp. Dustjacket has hint of very light soiling, is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), slight wear and short closed edge tears at top and bottom spine edges, vertical crease on front inside flap. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of murder and sexual obsession, made into a movie (1971) starring Rock Hudson, Angie Dickinson, Telly Savalas. 020867

Price: 75.00 USD
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The Philadelphian, Powell, Richard
105 The Philadelphian
Powell, Richard
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1956 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing; SIGNED by author, also signed & inscribed by author's daughter. Black & white tweed boards with unfaded black cloth spine, red title box on spine. Slight browning to to edges on tweed cloth portions of boards. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Signed by Richard Powell on front free endpaper; inscribed on rear free endpaper by Powell's daughter Dorothy: "For Cathy, I hope you enjoy reading my Dad's book. - Dorothy Powell Quigley." Dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap); slight wear at top and bottom spine edge, slight browning at front flap fold. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel covering four generations of a Philadelphia family, beginning with an untutored Irish immigrant girl in 1857, and ending with her great grandson--a successful Philadelphia lawyer at the top of the social ladder. The book was made into a successful movie in 1959 starring Paul Newman. The book was inscribed to me when I interviewed Dorothy Powell Quigley in 2007. 5-3/4" x 8-1/2". Fiction. First Edition, First Printing; SIGNED by author, also signed & inscribed by author's daughter. 017194

Price: 250.00 USD
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Close Range - Wyoming Stories, Proulx, E. Annie
106 Close Range - Wyoming Stories
Proulx, E. Annie
New York Scribner 1999 0684852217 / 9780684852218 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Green boards with black spine, bright silver lettering on spine. Clean except for faint ring stain on front board; no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small faint spot to front free endpaper; no names, writing or bookplates. 283 pp. Beautifully illustrated dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; very faint trace of light soiling to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018930

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Lavender and Old Lace, Reed, Myrtle
107 Lavender and Old Lace
Reed, Myrtle
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1902 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in clean original dustjacket. Clean decorated blue ribbed cloth boards with large white paste-on label (unchipped) with gold lettering and border decoration. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 267 pp. Dustjacket has a few very shallow edge chips (top of spine and rear panel edge), several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Difficult to find this book in original jacket -- very nice copy. Basis for a movie by the same title (1921) starring Mary Ainslee and Ruth Thorn. 020568

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Tale of the Body Thief: The Vampire Chronicles, Rice, Anne
108 The Tale of the Body Thief: The Vampire Chronicles
Rice, Anne
New York Knopf 1992 0679405283 / 9780679405283 Stated First Edition Hardback Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
Stated "First Edition", this is a clean first printing SIGNED by the author in unclipped dust jacket. Clean light gray boards with light gray spine, silver lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "For Lorelei, Anne Rice - 1992." 430 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Slated to be made into a motion picture in 2018 by Universal Pictures. 023799

Price: 35.00 USD
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A Bridge too Far, Ryan, Cornelius
109 A Bridge too Far
Ryan, Cornelius
London Hamish Hamilton 1974 024189073X / 9780241890738 First UK edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First British Edition in clean unclipped dustjacket. Very clean brown cloth boards with metallic pegasus decoration on cover, bright gold unchipped lettering on spine. No fading or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps; no names, writing or marks. 492 pp. with index. Illustrated with black and white plates. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, one short closed edge tear at top of rear panel edge (under 1"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020267

Price: 35.00 USD
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Bambi - A Life in the Woods, Salten, Felix
110 Bambi - A Life in the Woods
Salten, Felix
New York Simon & Schuster 1928 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Kurt Wiese, Illustrator 
First Edition, First Printing (stated), published in July, 1928. Green ribbed cloth boards with small gold fawn stamped on cover, gold lettering on spine. Light foxing to cover, slight browning to spine. Spine end cloth lightly bumped, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean color-illustrated endpapers. Brief 1928 Christmas inscription at top edge of half-title page. Foreword by John Galsworthy. Illustrated by Kurt Wiese. 293 pages. 023280

Price: 150.00 USD
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Madame Sans-Gene, Sardou, Victorien and Edmond Lepelletier
111 Madame Sans-Gene
Sardou, Victorien and Edmond Lepelletier
New York Grosset & Dunlap Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with stamped darker blue lettering on cover and spine. Slight surface wear to cloth at top and bottom of spine edges, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Circular blind-stamped embossment of previous owner on front free endpaper; ink-stamped shelf location (shelf 5 case 23) on front fixed endpaper. Photoplay edition with scenes from the Paramount film starring Gloria Swanson. 370 pgs. Color illustrated dustjacket has small surface abrasion from sticker at top right corner of front panel, chips at spine corners and top of spine edge, a few addition small edge chips and nicks, closed edge tear along rear spine fold ((approx. 4 inches) extending horizontally across mid spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 015435

Price: 25.00 USD
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Waterfront, Schulberg, Budd
112 Waterfront
Schulberg, Budd
New York Random House 1955 Stated First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Printing in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean beige buckram cloth boards with brown and black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 320 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), one tiny pinhead size chip at base of spine corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of the whole turbulent, seething harbor of New York City - a world in itself. Basis for a hugely successful film starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb (ON THE WATERFRONT). 025430

Price: 50.00 USD
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The President's Plane is Missing, Serling, Robert J.
113 The President's Plane is Missing
Serling, Robert J.
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1967 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean gold endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 297 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with mere hint of edge wear and small piece of clear tape at top edge of dustjacket spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 015369

Price: 15.00 USD
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A THOUSAND ACRES, Smiley, Jane
114 A THOUSAND ACRES
Smiley, Jane
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1991 0394577736 / 9780394577739 Fourth Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Fourth printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean white boards with clean unfaded black cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on title page: "To Herb and Jan, With Best of Luck for the Future - Jane Smiley." 371 pp. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, one 1/4" closed edge tear at top panel edge near spine fold, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel set on a thriving Iowa farm in 1979, and a family which has lived on the land for four generations facing disbursement of the farm to three daughters. Made into a successful film (1997) starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lang, and Jason Robards. 020888

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A Simple Plan, Smith, Scott
115 A Simple Plan
Smith, Scott
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1993 0-679-41985-3 / 9780679419853 Stated First Edition Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean white boards with clean white cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 335 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An excellent copy. Electrifying first novel by this author, made into an Oscar nominated film by the same title (1998) starring Bill Paxton, Bridget Fonda, Billy Bob Thornton. 017638

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Elephant Walk, Standish, Robert
116 Elephant Walk
Standish, Robert
New York Macmillan 1949 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket Jacket 
Stated First American Edition. Very clean book, without dust jacket. Beige cloth boards with green lettering, brown elephant on cover, green and brown lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Bindiing is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers (very faint stamped previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper). 278 pages. True first edition, not a book club. 023694

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Forgotten Village, Steinbeck, John
117 The Forgotten Village
Steinbeck, John
New York Viking Press May 1941 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige buckram cloth boards with green decoration on cover, green lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with green top-stained upper page edges. Tasteful previous owner bookplate centered on front free endpaper. With 136 photographs from the film of the same name. 143 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), small bit of surface wear at top spine corner, a few short closed edge tears. Best book and dust jacket we have seen of this title! Jacket enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Steinbeck non-fiction story of a small village of Santiago in the foothills of the mountains of Mexico, and the coming of modern medicine to the native people there. This was made into a documentary film released in 1941. 023617

Price: 200.00 USD
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The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck, John
118 The Grapes of Wrath
Steinbeck, John
New York Viking Press 1940 Eleventh Printing Hardcover Very Good+ very good Jacket 
Stated eleventh printing (1940) of the First Edition in dust jacket. Clean beige buckram cloth boards with brown wrap-around illustration, brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with illustrated endpapers (Battle Hymn of the Republic). Very slight browning to endpapers; small neatly penned previous owner name at base of rear fixed endpaper. No other marks. 619 pages. Eleventh Printing, February 1940 on copyright page (first published in April, 1939). Dust jacket (illustrated by Elmer Hader) is clean, has 2" closed tear at upper front spine fold and rear flap fold, slight edge wear. Small clip at top and bottom of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023326

Price: 120.00 USD
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The Moon is Down, Steinbeck, John
119 The Moon is Down
Steinbeck, John
New York Viking Press 1942 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, later state in original dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, silver lettering on spine. Very light soiling, no bumping or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. "First Published in March 1942" on copyright page. No printer's name on copyright page. No printer's error on page 112 (no period between talk this in line 11). 188 pages. Clean illustrated jacket has slight edge wear, corners of flaps are angled - upper corner of front inside flap is price clipped, with edge of dollar sign just visible. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025040

Price: 55.00 USD
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The Moon is Down, Steinbeck, John
120 The Moon is Down
Steinbeck, John
Garden City, NY Sun Dial Press 1943 Photoplay edition Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
First motion picture edition, complete and unabridged, in clean unchipped original jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers with hint of darkening to fixed endpapers from manufacturer's glue; no names, writing or marks. 188 pgs. Illustrated with scenes from the Twentieth Century Fox movie. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no fading or tears, hint of edge wear; wraparound scene from the 1943 movie starring Cedric Hardwicke, Lee J. Cobb. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018946

Price: 85.00 USD
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