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A THOUSAND ACRES, Smiley, Jane
101 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
102 A Simple Plan
Smith, Scott
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1993 0-679-41985-3 / 9780679419853 First 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

Price: 30.00 USD
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Elephant Walk, Standish, Robert
103 Elephant Walk
Standish, Robert
New York Macmillan 1949 First 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 Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck, John
104 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
105 The Moon is Down
Steinbeck, John
New York Viking Press 1942 First 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
106 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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Mr. Hobbs' Vacation, Streeter, Edward
107 Mr. Hobbs' Vacation
Streeter, Edward
New York Harper & Brothers 1954 Later printing Hardcover Very Good good Jacket Dorothea Warren Fox, Illustrator 
Blue boards with black cloth spine, red lettering and blue decoration on spine. Very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 248 pgs. Illustrated with drawings by Dorothea Warren Fox. Dustjacket is price clipped (tiny edge of price mark showing), has edge chipping, long closed tear on rear panel with associated wrinkling to top back panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018621

Price: 15.00 USD
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They Came to Cordura, Swarthout, Glendon
108 They Came to Cordura
Swarthout, Glendon
New York Random House 1958 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige buckram cloth boards with brown title box, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 213 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny chips to spine corners, some wear to spine edges. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Major novel based on the U.S. abortive Punitive Expedition in 1916 against Mexico's famous revolutionist and bandit, Franciso (Pancho) Villa. Made into a powerful movie (1959) starring Gary Cooper and Rita Hayworth. Collectible quality. 8vo. Fiction. 014422

Price: 50.00 USD
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They Came to Cordura, Swarthout, Glendon
109 They Came to Cordura
Swarthout, Glendon
New York Random House 1958 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean beige buckram cloth boards (very slight hint of age-toning) with brown title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 213 pp. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), hint of very light soiling, 1/8" chipping at top spine edge, several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Novel based on the Punitive Expedition in 1916 against Mexico's famous revolutionist and bandit, Pancho Villa. Made into a superb movie (1959) starring Gary Cooper and Rita Hayworth. 019803

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110 The Accidental Tourist
Tyler, Anne
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1985 0-394-54689-X / 9780394546896 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean yellow-beige boards with brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, small bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 355 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with hint of wear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 009251

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The Witches of Eastwick, Updike, John
111 The Witches of Eastwick
Updike, John
New York Knopf 1984 0394537602 / 9780394537603 First Hardback Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Trade Edition (so stated) in clean bright unclipped dust jacket. Purple cloth boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. narrow line of fading along front lower board edge. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 307 pages. Clean bright jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (15.95 on front inside flap), two tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023509

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The Witches of Eastwick, Updike, John
112 The Witches of Eastwick
Updike, John
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1984 0-394-53760-2 / 9780394537603 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean purple cloth boards with bright metallic lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean black top-stained page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 307 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with one short closed edge tear at top of rear panel (just under 1"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Made into a motion picture in 1987 starring Jack Nicholson, Cher, and Michele Pfeiffer. 8vo. Fiction. 017309

Price: 25.00 USD
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Topaz, Uris, Leon
113 Topaz
Uris, Leon
New York McGraw-Hill 1967 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with silver and red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 341 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has rubbing, very shallow closed tears/wear to spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel of international intrigue and suspense which was made into a film in 1969 by Alfred Hitchcock. 024688

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Bishop Murder Case, Van Dine, S. S.
114 The Bishop Murder Case
Van Dine, S. S.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1929 Photoplay edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap photoplay edition in clean illustrated dust jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with green lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with scenes from the MGM motion picture. Complete with clean fold-out illustrations in excellent condition. 349 pages. Dust jacket is clean and bright, has edge wear and small corner chips; scenes from the film on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023313

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Canary Murder Case, Van Dine, S. S.
115 The Canary Murder Case
Van Dine, S. S.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1927 Photoplay Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Photoplay edition in original jacket. Clean black cloth boards with green lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece is black and white still from the Paramount motion picture, a scene with William Powell standing by an open closet with clothing strewn on the floor. Illustrated with additional film scenes and drawings (floor plans). 343 pages. Clean dustjacket, with gorgeous portrait of William Powell as Philo Vance on rear panel. A little wear and very tiny chips at top and bottom spine edges, slight wear to corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Broadway singer is strangled and her jewelry is stolen, her apartment ransacked. Philo Vance is invited to aid his friend Markham, the district attorney, and Sgt. Heath of the Homicide bureau in their efforts to discover the murderer. 021969

Price: 65.00 USD
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The Dragon Murder Case, Van Dine, S. S.
116 The Dragon Murder Case
Van Dine, S. S.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1933 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in clean bright original dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with red top-stained upper page edges, clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 311 pages + 6 pages of publisher's advertising for Van Dine books at rear of book. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, one tiny closed edge tear (1/3") at top corner spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A lovely, well-preserved copy of this Philo Vance mystery novel which was made into a film (1934) starring Warren Williams and Margeret Lindsay. 022181

Price: 75.00 USD
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Escape, Vance, Ethel
117 Escape
Vance, Ethel
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1939 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean unfaded toast brown cloth boards with stamped red lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. 428 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket illustrated with still from the movie has slight edge wear, a few very small chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A woman returns to Germany after twenty-five years in America and is condemned to death as a political prisoner during the Nazi regime, and aid comes to her in unexpected ways. A powerful and fast-paced novel of human emotions that was made into a movie starring Norma Shearer and Robert Taylor (1940). Approx 8" x 5". Fiction. 016911

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Trial of Mary Dugan, Veiller, Bayard
118 The Trial of Mary Dugan
Veiller, Bayard
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1928 Photoplay Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket 
Photoplay edition in original dust jacket. From the play by Bayard Veiller, with scenes from the MGM motion picture with Norma Shearer. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 335 pages + 8 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. Dust jacket is clean, but reinforced at some edges with clear tape, one 2" closed tear at top left of front panel near spine fold edge, also reinforced with clear tape. Circular photo of Norma Shearer on back panel of dust jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021340

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Payoff, Veraldi, Attilio
119 The Payoff
Veraldi, Attilio
Harper & Row 1978 0-06-014493-9 / 9780060144937 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean green boards with beige cloth spine, green lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 234 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with several closed edge tears to which tape has been applied by previous owner. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. a huge best seller in Italy and a major United Artists motion picture, The Payoff is in the best tradition of the American detective novel, transported to the streets of Naples, Italy. 8vo. Mystery. 012405

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Bridges of Madison County, Waller,  Robert James
120 The Bridges of Madison County
Waller, Robert James
New York Warner Books 1992 044651652X / 9780446516525 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line starting with "1" in clean unclipped jacket. Beige boards with green spine, silver lettering on spine. No soiling or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; previous owner name and date written on front free endpaper. No other marks. 171 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (14.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022865

Price: 25.00 USD
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