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Mr. Hobbs' Vacation, Streeter, Edward
121 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
122 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

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They Came to Cordura, Swarthout, Glendon
123 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

Price: 50.00 USD
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They Came to Cordura, Swarthout, Glendon
124 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
125 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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126 The Accidental Tourist
Tyler, Anne
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1985 0-394-54689-X / 9780394546896 Stated First Edition 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
127 The Witches of Eastwick
Updike, John
New York Knopf 1984 0394537602 / 9780394537603 Stated First Trade Edition 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
128 The Witches of Eastwick
Updike, John
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1984 0-394-53760-2 / 9780394537603 Stated First Edition 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

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Topaz, Uris, Leon
129 Topaz
Uris, Leon
New York McGraw-Hill 1967 Stated First Edition 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.
130 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.
131 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

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The Dragon Murder Case, Van Dine, S. S.
132 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
133 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
134 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
135 The Payoff
Veraldi, Attilio
Harper & Row 1978 0-06-014493-9 / 9780060144937 Stated First American Edition 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
136 The Bridges of Madison County
Waller, Robert James
New York Warner Books 1992 044651652X / 9780446516525 First Edition, First Printing 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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The Bridges of Madison County, Waller, Robert James
137 The Bridges of Madison County
Waller, Robert James
New York Warner Books 1992 0-446-51652-X / 9780446516525 First printing Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, "First Printing April 1992" on copyright page with full number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Very clean tan/gray boards with green spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping, hint of slightest superficial surface wear at base of spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean tan/gray endpapers with no names, writing or marks. 171 pgs. Clean crisp dustjacket is not price clipped (14.95 at top corner of front inside flap), no tears, no wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Produced as a highly successful motion picture starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep (with Eastwood directing), one of the great romances of our time.Waller 17469

Price: 100.00 USD
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THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, Waller, Robert James
138 THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Waller, Robert James
New York Warner Books 1992 044651652X / 9780446516525 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine fine Jacket 
First Edition ("First Printing, April 1992" with full number line), in clean unchipped, unclipped jacket. Clean beige boards with green spine, bright silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Corners are sharp, no bumping; hint of bumping at top and bottom spine edges. Clean tan endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 171 pp. Clean jacket is not price clipped (14.95 on front inside flap/17.95 Canada), no chips, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A romance between a world-class photographer and an Iowa farm wife, made into a hugely successful movie in 1995 starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. 019292

Price: 100.00 USD
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The New Centurions, Wambaugh, Joseph
139 The New Centurions
Wambaugh, Joseph
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1970 Book of the Month Club (BOMC) Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Book of the Month Club Edition. To identify: A small square impression on the lower rear of the cover near the spine indicates a BCE. Although the dustjacket has a price of $6.95 on the jacket and states First Edition, it is a book club copy ... Clean dark blue boards with blue cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean bright endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 376 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny closed edge tears; enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book was made into a film in 1972 starring George C. Scott and Stacey Keach. 8vo. Fiction. 013373

Price: 20.00 USD
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Daddy-Long-Legs, Webster, Jean
140 Daddy-Long-Legs
Webster, Jean
New York Century Company 1914 First Edition, later printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Later printing (1914) of the first edition (1912). Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram DD - Decorative Designers) with green and cream rose design on cover and spine, green lettering. Very light soiling (a few tiny faint spots to cover, faint ring stain to rear board). Small spots of wear to lower corner tips. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with tasteful previous owner bookplate on front pastedown. Delightful illustrations by the author throughout the book. 304 pages. 025134

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