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Lavender and Old Lace, Reed, Myrtle
101 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

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The Tale of the Body Thief: The Vampire Chronicles, Rice, Anne
102 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

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A Bridge too Far, Ryan, Cornelius
103 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
104 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
105 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
106 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

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Love Story, Segal, Erich
107 Love Story
Segal, Erich
New York Harper & Row 1970 First Hardcover Very Good Fine Jacket 
Beautiful later printing is SIGNED by author, in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean white and green boards with title blind-stamped on cover, dark green lettering on spine. Small bump to lower front board edge. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean red endpapers - signed by the author on front free endpaper: "Erich Segal". 131 pages. No printing statement. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (4.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "What can you say about a twenty-five-year-old girl who died? That she was beautiful and brilliant? That she loved Mozart and Bach, the Beatles, and me? " A beautiful and romantic modern tragedy, made into a highly successful film (1970) starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw, which garnered one Oscar, another 9 wins & 16 nominations. 026248

Price: 40.00 USD
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The President's Plane is Missing, Serling, Robert J.
108 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
109 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
110 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
111 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
112 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
113 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
114 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
115 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
116 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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Mrs. Miniver, Struther, Jan
117 Mrs. Miniver
Struther, Jan
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1940 Photo Play Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Photoplay edition in original dust jacke featuring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. Red-orange cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Slight fading to spine gutters. No bumping, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, but tanned. Clean black topstained page edges. 288 pgs. No photos in book, but dustjacket front panel is photo of Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon who starred in the MGM film based on this novel. Jacket has hint of light soiling, with one small v-shaped chip at top front edge near spine (1/4" wide, 1/2" depth), very small shallow chip at top rear panel edge, a few additional short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 5-1/2" x 8-1/4". 016945

Price: 20.00 USD
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They Came to Cordura, Swarthout, Glendon
118 They Came to Cordura
Swarthout, Glendon
New York Random House 1958 Stated First Printing 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

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They Came to Cordura, Swarthout, Glendon
119 They Came to Cordura
Swarthout, Glendon
New York Random House 1958 Stated First Printing 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

Price: 35.00 USD
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That Darn Cat, The Gordons
120 That Darn Cat
The Gordons
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1973 0385083912 / 9780385083911 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean book in clean bright dust jacket - movie edition with twelve black and white photographs from the film (originally published as "Undercover Cat." Orange cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean brown endpapers - cute cat bookplate on blank fly leaf. 180 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025454

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