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The Client, Grisham, John
41 The Client
Grisham, John
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1993 0-385-42471-X / 9780385424714 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean charcoal gray boards with clean black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, slightest hint of surface wear to spine cloth corners, no fraying, no tears. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Old price in ink on upper corner of front free endpaper. 422 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has slight wear and short closed at top spine corners, small 1/4" scratch to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Early Grisham novel about an eleven-year-old boy who witnesses the bizarre suicide of a New orleans attorney. Just before he dies, the lawyer tells Mark a deadly secret concerning the recent murder of a Louisiana Senator. Made into a film (1994) starring Susan Sarandon and Tom Lee Jones. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2". Mystery. 017228

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42 Snow Falling on Cedars
Guterson, David
New York Harcourt Brace 1994 0-15-100443-9 / 9780151004430 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean gray boards with white spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 1st Edition statement and row of letters beginning with "a" on copyright page. 345 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket--no chipping or edgewear, not price clipped. Also has removable banner around dustjacket with stills from movie and statement "The international best seller is now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures". Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Novel. 007400

Price: 20.00 USD
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Roots: The Saga of an American Family, Haley, Alex
43 Roots: The Saga of an American Family
Haley, Alex
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1976 0-385-03787-2 / 9780385037877 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean unfaded brown boards with clean unfaded black cloth spine, brown title box with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Endpapers are clean with no names, writing or bookplates, two very small surface abrasions to front free endpaper from tape removal. 587 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket has a few tiny closed edge tears, tiny shallow chips at top spine edge, price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Large 8vo. African American. 016174

Price: 65.00 USD
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84 Charing Cross Road, Hanff, Helene
44 84 Charing Cross Road
Hanff, Helene
Futura 1987 Reprint Soft Cover Near Fine No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean bright mass market paperback. No chipping or creasing. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 220 pgs. Made into a movie starring Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins, this is the charming memoir of correspondence between a London bookseller and a New York woman bibliophile (Helene Hanff) over the years leading up to World War II and beyond. mass Market Paperback. Books about Books. 016918

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Hireling, Hartley, L. P.
45 The Hireling
Hartley, L. P.
London Hamish Hamilton 1957 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Published in Great Britain, 1957" on copyright page. Clean green cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. Slightest hint of fading to spine. No fraying or wear, tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight yellowing). Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 248 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, slight foxing to rear flap fold, tiny closed tear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of an ex-soldier who becomes a chauffer for a grieving young widow. Made into a film in 1973 starring Sarah Miles and Robert Shaw. 018510

Price: 35.00 USD
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Wild Oranges, Hergesheimer, Joseph
46 Wild Oranges
Hergesheimer, Joseph
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1922 Photoplay Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Photoplay edition in clean original dustjacket. Clean green cloth boards with orange stamped lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying, no fading, one tiny pin-point puncture to spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with black & white scenes from the Goldwyn motion picture, and illustrated with black & white plates (stills from the movie). 128 pgs. Color illustrated dustjacket has tiny chip at top spine corner, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The complete novel, illustrated with scenes from the photoplay. Collectible quality, scarce in this condition. 018924

Price: 200.00 USD
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Any Number Can Play, Heth, Edward Harris
47 Any Number Can Play
Heth, Edward Harris
New York Harper & Brothers 1945 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with bright silver lettering on cover and spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip; no fraying, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 193 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight wear at top and bottom spine edges, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author's photo on rear panel. Collectable quality. Made into a motion picture by MGM Studios (1949) starring Clark Gable, the intense story of a family and a gambler's love for the cards. 8vo. Fiction. 015816

Price: 250.00 USD
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Any Number Can Play (SIGNED), Heth, Edward Harris
48 Any Number Can Play (SIGNED)
Heth, Edward Harris
New York/ London Harper & Brothers 1945 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, SIGNED by the author. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Very light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. SIGNED "Edward Harris Heth" on front free endpaper. Small neatly stamped previous owner name in top left corner of front free endpaper. Pages and edges are clean. 193 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has small chip at top spine edge, slight edge wear, a few tiny closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Made into a motion picture by MGM Studios (1949) starring Clark Gable, the story of a gambling house owner who finds himself estranged from his wife and his son. 8vo. Fiction. 015876

Price: 325.00 USD
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Seabiscuit: An American Legend, Hillenbrand, Laura
49 Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Hillenbrand, Laura
New York Random House 2006 0375502912 / 9780375502910 First Hardback Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing with all correct first edition points in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black boards with black cloth spine, bright stamped gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 399 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Collectible quality first edition. 024935

Price: 200.00 USD
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Seabiscuit: An American Legend, Hillenbrand, Laura
50 Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Hillenbrand, Laura
New York Random House 2001 0375502912 / 9780375502910 First Hardback Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with correct number line on copyright page and all correct points for first printing. In clean original unclipped jacket. Clean black boards with black spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 399 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (USA 24.95 /Canada 37.95). No chips, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Lovely and clean collectible quality first edition. Greatest American horse racing story ever written, carefully researched by the author. Made into a motion picture (2003) which was nominated for seven Oscars. 021987

Price: 250.00 USD
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Gentleman's Agreement, Hobson, Laura Z.
51 Gentleman's Agreement
Hobson, Laura Z.
New York Simon & Schuster 1947 Ninth Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Ninth printing in clean unclipped jacket. Clean beige boards with green lettering and gold chain decoration on cover, green title box with gold lettering on spine. Light surface wear at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Date "1947" and small price written at top edge of front free endpaper. 275 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped (2.75 on lower front inside flap), has very shallow edge chipping at top and bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A very nice clean copy of this book which was made into a movie (1947) starring Gregory Peck and Dorothy McGuire. 018928

Price: 20.00 USD
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South Riding, Holtby, Winifred
52 South Riding
Holtby, Winifred
New York Macmillan 1936 Later printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Fifth printing. Blue cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine; slight fading to edges and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 569 pp. Novel which was the basis for the 2011 PBS Masterpiece Theater series by the same title. 020859

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Deruga Trial, Huch, Ricarda
53 The Deruga Trial
Huch, Ricarda
New York Macaulay 1929 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean black cloth boards with red lettering and decoration on cover (trial scene), red lettering on spine. Small spots of wear to base of boards near corner tips. Binding is tight, no cracking (slight lean). Clean decorated endpapers, with very tiny previous owner name near top edge of front free endpaper. Small corner clip at upper corner of blank fly leaf. Pages and edges are clean, with clean red top stained page edges. 311 pages. Dustjacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap) has slight soiling from handling, hint of edgewear. Author's photo and biography on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. All that can impel a man to murder for love, that can lead a woman all willing to her murderer, that can show the pure passion that can make even murder blameless, are given here. Made into a German film (1958) ...und nichts als die Wahrheit. Ricarda Huch was then regarded as Germany's foremost woman novelist. 022079

Price: 200.00 USD
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Pay it Forward, Hyde, Catherine Ryan
54 Pay it Forward
Hyde, Catherine Ryan
New York Simon & Schuster 2000 0-684-86271-9 / 9780684862712 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Very small previous owner label near top edge of front free endpaper (return address label). 288 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, and is enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 009317

Price: 12.00 USD
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A Prayer For Owen Meany, Irving,  John
55 A Prayer For Owen Meany
Irving, John
New York William Morrow & Co 1989 0688077080 / 9780688077082 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Trade Edition, first printing, in unclipped jacket. Blue boards with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No fraying, slight fading to board edges. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Clean gray endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 543 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (19.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, has short closed tear at top front flap fold. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022706

Price: 22.00 USD
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56 A Prayer For Owen Meany
Irving, John
New York William Morrow & Co 1989 0688077080 / 9780688077082 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Trade Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean blue boards, blue cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. Slight fading to lower edges, very slight bumping to spine ends. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 543 pp. Clean jacket is not price clipped (19.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of an extraordinary small boy who believes he is God's instrument. A movie by the title of "Simon Birch" was based on this book (1998) starring Ashley Judd and Joseph Mazzello. 019311

Price: 20.00 USD
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A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
57 A Prayer For Owen Meany
John Irving
New York William Morrow & Co 1989 0688077080 / 9780688077082 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
First Trade Edition, with full number line on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean blue-gray boards with blue cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. Spots of wear to two corner tips, remainder mark (small black line) on bottom text block page edges. Clean gray endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 543 pages. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped (19.95 on front inside flap), a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021994

Price: 20.00 USD
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From Here to Eternity, Jones, James
58 From Here to Eternity
Jones, James
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1951 Early Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Scribner seal on copyright page (no "A"). 861 pgs. Dustjacket is clean and not not price clipped, has a few nicks and short closed edge tears (two at top of spine have been taped on outside), scratches to spine, a few tiny shallow edge chips. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 014786

Price: 50.00 USD
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From Here to Eternity, Jones, James
59 From Here to Eternity
Jones, James
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1953 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
Clean yellow-beige cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Very light surface wear at base of spine edge, no fraying. No bumping, corners are sharp. Very slight fading to upper left corner of front board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 861 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, no edge chipping, small closed tear at top edge of rear panel, horizonal and vertical creasing (dustjacket was folded into rear of book). Now enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This novel was produced into a blockbuster film by Columbia Pictures (1953) starring Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, and Donna Reed. 016399

Price: 20.00 USD
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Julie and Julia 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen ..., Julie Powell
60 Julie and Julia 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen ...
Julie Powell
Little, Brown 2005 031610969X / 9780316109697 First Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
First Edition, first printing, in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean book - no fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 309 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The book which launched the movie "Julie & Julia" starring Meryl Streep as Julia Child. 023494

Price: 15.00 USD
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