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121 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
122 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
123 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
124 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

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The Bishop Murder Case, Van Dine, S. S.
125 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

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The Canary Murder Case, Van Dine, S. S.
126 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.
127 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

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Escape, Vance, Ethel
128 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

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The Trial of Mary Dugan, Veiller, Bayard
129 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

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The Payoff, Veraldi, Attilio
130 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

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The Bridges of Madison County, Waller,  Robert James
131 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

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The Bridges of Madison County, Waller, Robert James
132 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
133 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

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The New Centurions, Wambaugh, Joseph
134 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

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The King Who Was A King - The Book of a Film, Wells, H. G.
135 The King Who Was A King - The Book of a Film
Wells, H. G.
London Ernest Benn 1925 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition ("First Published in 1929" - Printed in Great Britain on copyright page) in original unclipped jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking; slight lean. Pages are clean with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 254 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (7s.6d. net on front free endpaper), shallow chipping at base of spine (1/8"), closed tear to paper at front spine fold (about half-way). Jacket design by Mr. Paul Rotha. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. H. G. Wells's conception of a great film (which was never made), as much a novel as it is a film scenario. Poses the issue "Is one man justified in shedding the blood of another, in order to avert the greater catastrophe of war?" 021676

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Beau Geste, Wren, P. C.
136 Beau Geste
Wren, P. C.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1926 Photoplay Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Photoplay edition in orginal dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with black title box on cover, black lettering on spine. Clean, with very light speckling. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with clean endpapers; some dust speckling to text block edges. No previous owner markings. Illustrated with scenes from the photoplay directed by Herbert Brenon starring Ronald Colman (A Paramount Picture). 418 pages. Dustjacket with wraparound color illustration has shallow chips at top and bottom spine edges, a few small chips to edges of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021622

Price: 40.00 USD
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Beau Sabreur, Wren, P.C.
137 Beau Sabreur
Wren, P.C.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1927 Photoplay Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Photoplay edition in color illustrated original jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and place neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper; small date, 1/17/28, on rear fixed endpaper. 370 pgs. Illustrated with scenes from the Paramount motion picture. Clean color illustrated dustjacket with wrap-around scene has very shallow chipping at top spine edge (under 1/4"), slight wear to front spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018962

Price: 65.00 USD
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Night Into Night, Wylie, Philip
138 Night Into Night
Wylie, Philip
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1944 photoplay edition Hardcover Very Good fair Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Some fading to upper spine area (where dustjacket piece is missing). Light surface wear to corners & spine edges, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 372 pgs. Dustjacket has scenes from the Warner Brothers film starring Ronald Reagan and Viveca Lindfors. V-shaped piece missing at top of spine (approx. 3-1/2" depth at V), with a few additional very short closed edge tears and edge nicks. Nice full panel photo (movie still) on rear dustjacket panel of Ronald Reagan and Viveca Lindfors. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Scarce book. 018042

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