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La Boheme, Coolidge-Rask, Marie
21 La Boheme
Coolidge-Rask, Marie
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1926 Photoplay Edition Hardcover Good Good+ Jacket 
Photoplay edition in original jacket. Blue ribbed cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. Some light water stains to bottom front board edge, rear board edge, otherwise clean. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. 342 pgs. Illustrated with stills from the movie starring Lillian Gish. Color illustrated dustjacket featuring portrait of Lillian Gish seated on stairwell has shallow chipping at top spine edge, very small chips at corners, rear panel has 1" closed edge tear, light soiling (a few pen scribbles and faint water stain to bottom edge). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Very attractive and solid copy of book and dustjacket in spite of flaws. 017564

Price: 25.00 USD
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Kramer Versus Kramer, Corman, Avery
22 Kramer Versus Kramer
Corman, Avery
New York Random House 1977 0-394-41053-X / 9780394410531 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Very clean orange boards with clean beige cloth spine, 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 marks. 233 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Captivating novel about a man who is deserted by his wife and left to care for his four-year old son; made into a blockbuster movie in 1979 starring Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman which won five Oscars. 8vo. Fiction. 013922

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Power of One, Courtenay, Bryce
23 The Power of One
Courtenay, Bryce
New York Random House 1989 0394575202 / 9780394575209 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition (and First Printing) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue boards with metallic decoration on cover, clean blue cloth spine with metallic lettering. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 519 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (18.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An unforgettable epical adventure set in South Africa during World War II. Made into a movie (1992) directed by John G. Avildsen. 025099

Price: 40.00 USD
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Sergeant York and His People, Cowan, Sam K.
24 Sergeant York and His People
Cowan, Sam K.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1922 Photoplay Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Photoplay edition in clean original jacket. Clean green 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 green top-stained page edges. Small article with photo of Alvin C. York (Sgt. York) taped to front free endpaper. 292 pgs. Clean dustjacket illustrated with large photo of Gary Cooper as Sergeant York in the Warner Brothers movie. Very small chip at top corner of front panel near spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A very clean collectible quality copy. 018943

Price: 35.00 USD
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Island at the End of the World, Crouzat, Henri
25 Island at the End of the World
Crouzat, Henri
New York Duell, Sloan, & Pierce 1959 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Scarce first edition, first printing in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded rust brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 214 pp. Jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), with tiny closed tear and hint of wear at upper spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Shipwrecked when their hospital ship is torpedoed, a young officer of the French Air Force and three English nurses find themselves marooned on a tiny island in the Indian Ocean. This book was made into a French film in 1959 titled L’île du bout du monde, directed by Edmond T. Gréville, and was later brought to the U.S. as a movie called TEMPTATION. 019516

Price: 100.00 USD
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Steele of the Royal Mounted, Curwood, James Oliver
26 Steele of the Royal Mounted
Curwood, James Oliver
New York A. L. Burt Photoplay Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Photoplay edition in clean bright original jacket. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 397 pp. Illustrated with scenes from the motion picture. Clean unchipped dustjacket has slight surface wear to two corner tips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A beautiful copy. 019388

Price: 40.00 USD
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Adventure (Originally published as The Anointed), Davis, Clyde Brion
27 Adventure (Originally published as The Anointed)
Davis, Clyde Brion
Cleveland / New York World Publishing Company 1946 First printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Printing (January 1946) of the Forum Books Motion Picture Edition, in original dust jacket. Black cloth boards with gold lettering, blue and gold Forum Books logo on cover; blue title box with gold vertical lettering on spine. Very light soiling. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean photo-illustrated endpapers (Greer Garson and Clark Gable on front and rear endpapers). No names, writing or marks. Small ariticle about the MGM motion picture is lightly taped onto front free endpaper. Pages are clean, but tanned. 183 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has some fading to spine and edges, small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of youth and romance, on which the MGM film was based starring Clark Gable and Greer Garson, with Joan Blondell and Thomas Mitchell. 023934

Price: 15.00 USD
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Out of Africa, Dinesen, Isak
28 Out of Africa
Dinesen, Isak
New York Random House 1938 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition (stated). Orange cloth boards with gold flamingo decoration on cover, clean unfaded black spine with gold lettering and decoration (unchipped). Very faint soiling to orange cloth. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean bright endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 389 pages. 023043

Price: 65.00 USD
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Out of Africa, Dinesen, Isak
29 Out of Africa
Dinesen, Isak
New York Random House 1938 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Stated First Edition. Unfaded orange cloth boards with gold pelican line drawing on cover, black cloth spine with gold lettering. No fraying or wear, very light soiling. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with green topstained upper page edges. Clean blank endpapers. Very small "discarded" ink stamp at top margin of title page -- no other marks to pages or edges. 389 pages. 024740

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Robe, Douglas, Lloyd C.
30 The Robe
Douglas, Lloyd C.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (rare). Clean orange cloth boards. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean and bright. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. No names, writing or marks. 695 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, slight fading to spine, a few light scratches to front panel, slight edge wear to front spine fold--but still a collectible quality, very attractive original dustjacket. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Clean solid example of book and dustjacket of a book which can be found everywhere in later printings, but is truly rare in first edition. This book was made into a famous and timeless biblical movie (1952) which won two Oscars, and starred Richard Burton, Jeanne Simmons, Michael Rennie, Victor Mature and Richard Boone. 010453

Price: 300.00 USD
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Rebecca, du Maurier, Daphne
31 Rebecca
du Maurier, Daphne
New York Doubleday Doran 1938 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean burgundy cloth boards with silver band in much better condition than is usually found. Cloth boards are unfaded and unworn. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges have light occasional foxing, browning to endpapers. Newspaper review of the novel neatly glued in (front free endpaper). 457 pages. Clean bright dust jacket has small chip at lower right corner of front panel, tiny chip at base of spine; not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024141

Price: 950.00 USD
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House of Sand and Fog, Dubus, Andre
32 House of Sand and Fog
Dubus, Andre
New York W W Norton & Co Inc 1999 0393046974 / 9780393046977 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good very good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with first edition statement and full number line on copyright page. Clean beige boards with gray spine, silver lettering on spine. Bumping and very slight wear to top and bottom spine edges, no tears. Tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 365 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, two very short closed edge tears at flap folds (under 1/2"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Breathtaking novel, made into award-winning movie starring Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly (2003). 018048

Price: 20.00 USD
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Cimarron, Ferber, Edna
33 Cimarron
Ferber, Edna
Garden City, New York Doubleday Doran 1930 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean beige cloth boards with brown lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with brown top-stained upper page edges, clean decorated endpapers. Small neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of half-title page; no other marks. Foreword by the author. 388 pages. 024193

Price: 30.00 USD
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34 Ice Palace
Ferber, Edna
Garden City Doubleday 1958 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean black cloth boards with silver and blue lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with slight browning to endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 411 pages. Dust jacket is bright, hint of light soiling to rear panel; not price clipped (4.50 on front inside flap), tiny H3 written in red on front flap, a few tiny edge nicks, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A story dramatizing the debate over Alaska statehood. Adapted into a motion picture (1960) starring Richard Burton. 022056

Price: 20.00 USD
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Bridget Jones's Diary, Fielding, Helen
35 Bridget Jones's Diary
Fielding, Helen
New York Viking Press 1998 0670880728 / 9780670880720 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition, with full number line. Clean unfaded yellow-orange boards with clean white spine, metallic lettering on spine. Very light bumping at spine base, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 267 pp. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Bridget Jones's Diary charts a devastatingly self-aware, hilarious year in the life of a thirty-something single woman. Made into a movie (2001) starring Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth. 017820

Price: 25.00 USD
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36 The Pony Express
Forman, Henry James and Walter Woods
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1925 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Very light wear to corners. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with scenes from the photoplay (Paramount Pictures). 007698

Price: 6.00 USD
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The French Lieutenant's Woman, Fowles, John
37 The French Lieutenant's Woman
Fowles, John
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1969 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering, gold decoration on spine. No bumping or wear; hint of slight fading to board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean blue endpapers with small previous owner last name near top edge of front free endpaper. 467 pp. Clean jacket is not price clipped (7.95 on front inside flap), tiny shallow chips and closed edge tears at top spine edge (max. of 1/4"), hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Made into an award-winning movie in 1981 starring Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae. 019538

Price: 45.00 USD
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38 Claudia: The Story of a Marriage
Franken, Rose
Garden City, NY Sun Dial Press 1942 photoplay edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Movie tie-in edition with scene from David Selznick film featuring Dorothy McGuire on front dustjacket panel. Clean green cloth boards with darker green title box on cover, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, very little wear. No names, writing or bookplates. 305 pgs. Clean dustjacket (photographically illustrated) has slight edge chipping and a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 007674

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Dick, Friedman, Bruce Jay
39 The Dick
Friedman, Bruce Jay
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1970 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Beige cloth boards are unworn, very light soiling. Dark brown lettering on cover and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 310 pages. Dust jacket has soiling, some edge chipping and short closed edge tears; author photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024683

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, Fuhrman, Chris
40 The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
Fuhrman, Chris
Bogart, Georgia, U.S.A. Univ of Georgia Press 1994 0-8203-1632-6 / 9780820316321 First Edition, First Printing Hard Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Book is as new, with clean unfaded purple cloth boards, black lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 187 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no chipping, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An acclaimed novel of youth and its anarchic joy set in Savannah, Georgia in the early 1970s. Made into a motion picture (2002) starring Emile Hirsch, Kieran Culkin, and Jodie Foster. The author died shortly after completing this book. 6" x 9". Fiction. 017391

Price: 65.00 USD
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