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61 A Prayer For Owen Meany
Irving, John
New York William Morrow & Co 1989 0688077080 / 9780688077082 First Edition 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

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A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
62 A Prayer For Owen Meany
John Irving
New York William Morrow & Co 1989 0688077080 / 9780688077082 First Trade Edition 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

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From Here to Eternity, Jones, James
63 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

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From Here to Eternity, Jones, James
64 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

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Julie and Julia 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen ..., Julie Powell
65 Julie and Julia 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen ...
Julie Powell
Little, Brown 2005 031610969X / 9780316109697 First Edition, First Printing 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

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Larsson, Stieg
66 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Larsson, Stieg
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2009 030726999X / 9780307269997 First Edition, First Printing Hardback Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped jacket. Very clean gray boards with black cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 563 pp. Clean silver dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (27.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Clean and solid collectible quality book. Made into a movie (2009), this is the third and final novel in Stieg Larsson's internationally best-selling trilogy. 020240

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Larsson, Stieg
67 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Larsson, Stieg
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2008 0307269752 / 9780307269751 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First U.S. Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean orange boards with clean unfaded black cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. Very slight bumping at top spine edge. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 465 pages. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (24.95 on front inside flap), two very short closed edge tears (top and bottom spine edge - 1/4"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. First U.S. edition of this English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist , as he investigates the disappearance of a wealthy patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. Made into a successful movie released in 2011 starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer. 021790

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The Way We Were, Laurents, Arthur
68 The Way We Were
Laurents, Arthur
New York Harper & Row 1972 06-013551-4 Stated First Edition Hardcover Fine near fine Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page. Very clean dark blue cloth boards with clean white cloth spine, red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 264 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, one tiny closed edge tear at top spine edge. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wise and tender novel is the story of a couple's love and marriage, made into an Oscar winning movie (1973) starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford. 018120

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The Way We Were, Laurents, Arthur
69 The Way We Were
Laurents, Arthur
New York Harper & Row 1972 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page in original unclipped jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with white cloth spine, red lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 264 pp. Clean jacket has vertical crease to front panel toward left edge, 1" closed edge tear, slight fading to spine. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019827

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The Tailor of Panama, Le Carre, John
70 The Tailor of Panama
Le Carre, John
New York Random House Inc 1996 0679454462 / 9780679454465 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped jacket. Clean black boards with clean gray cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean color illustrated endpapers. Small tasteful previous owner private library stamp on blank fly leaf. 331 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A spy novel set in Panama, made into a movie (2001) starring Pierce Brosnan and Jamie Curtis. 018863

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Main Street, Lewis, Sinclair
71 Main Street
Lewis, Sinclair
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1922 Photoplay Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Reprint Photoplay edition in dustjacket. Clean blue cloth boards with orange title box on cover and spine. Light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Small previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. 451 pgs. Illustrated with scenes from the Warner Brothers movie. Illustrated dustjacket is quite clean, has very shallow chipping at top spine edge (does not affect title lettering, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Scarce jacketed photoplay edition. 018478

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The Mountebank, Locke, William J.
72 The Mountebank
Locke, William J.
New York John Lane Company 1921 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Green cloth boards with blue lettering and illustration on cover, blue lettering on spine. Light soiling to front board. Tiny spot of wear to corner at base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with a few of the last pages having faint water mark to extreme out edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 320 pgs. Illustrated dustjacket (seated clown looking at himself in mirror) has a few faint water marks, a few tiny chips at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 013861

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The Norths Meet Murder, Lockridge, Frances & Richard
73 The Norths Meet Murder
Lockridge, Frances & Richard
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1941 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap photoplay edition in dust jacket featuring Gracie Allen from the MGM movie production. Very clean red cloth boards with swtamped black lettering on cover and spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages are clean, but tanned. Small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Fifth printing, published June 17, 1941. 309 pages. Clean dust jacket has very light rubbing and edge wear, no chips or tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024978

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The Egg and I, MacDonald, Betty
74 The Egg and I
MacDonald, Betty
Philadelphia/New York J. B. Lippincott 1945 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Early printing in original dustjacket. Clean green cloth boards with black chicken on lower corner of front board, black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying; very slight fading to top and bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 278 pgs. Clean early dustjacket with chicken farm illustration in circle on front panel, author's photo on rear panel. Dustjacket is clean and not price clipped ($2.75 on front flap) and states "Fourth Printing", matching statement on copyright page. Some fading to spine and top edge of front panel. Very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author's life and experiences on a chicken ranch, told with rollicking humor; this book was made into a successful movie in 1947 starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray and Marjorie Main. 8vo. Humor. 015217

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To an Early Grave, Markfield, Wallace
75 To an Early Grave
Markfield, Wallace
Dalkey Archive Press 2000 1564782611 / 9781564782618 First Thus Paperback Fine No Dust jacket Jacket 
Clean unworn softcover book in "as new" condition. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright, no names, writing or marks. 255 pp. The basis for the 1968 movie "Bye Bye Braverman". When Leslie Braverman passes away at age 41, four of his closest friends are reunited on an adyssey through the streets of Brooklyn in a beat-up Volkswagen searching for the funeral parlor. 020970

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The Plastic Age, Marks, Percy
76 The Plastic Age
Marks, Percy
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1924 First Photoplay Edition Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
Gorgeous photoplay edition in illustrated original dust jacket. Very clean maroon cloth boards (no bumping, fading or wear) with black lettering on cover and spine. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers (small neatly penned previous owner name on front free and rear fixed endpaper). Illustrated with scenes from the photoplay. 332 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has one very short closed edge tear, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An exception copy. 024156

Price: 95.00 USD
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The Bells of St. Mary's, Martin, George Victor (from the screenplay by Dudley Nichols)
77 The Bells of St. Mary's
Martin, George Victor (from the screenplay by Dudley Nichols)
New York Bantam Books 1947 First Thus softcover Very Good+ 
Bantam No. 103. Very clean paperback - first Bantam Edition (Bantam Edition Published July, 1947 on copyright page). Based on the hit movie, with black & white stills from the movie on endpapers and rear cover, lovely color photo of Ingrid Bergman on cover. No chipping or tears, no creasing. Slight fading to background color on spine. No names, writing or marks. Pages are clean, slightly tanned, with clean red top-stained page edges. 150 pgs. 018445

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The Moon and Sixpence, Maugham, W. Somerset
78 The Moon and Sixpence
Maugham, W. Somerset
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1919 Photoplay Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean rust brown cloth boards with green lettering and small palm tree decoration on cover and spine. Very slight fraying at top of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (pages slightly tanned). Previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. No photos in book, but clean dustjacket features George Sanders, Herbert Marshall and Doris Dudley from the United Artists movie on front panel. Purple background of dustjacket has sunned to dark blue on spine, very clean white rear panel; no chips, a few tiny closed edge tears and slight wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 013906

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The Painted Veil, Maugham, W. Somerset
79 The Painted Veil
Maugham, W. Somerset
New York George H. Doran 1925 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Good no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition with publisher's GHD device on copyright page. Red cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. A good copy with light surface wear, no fraying, very light soiling. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with previous owner initials on front free endpaper. 289 pages. Scarce first edition of one of Maugham's best novels. Basis for several movies, the most recent of which was a 2006 film directed by John Curran starring Naomi Watts and Edward Norton. 024604

Price: 200.00 USD
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Atonement, McEwan, Ian
80 Atonement
McEwan, Ian
Anchor 2003 038572179X / 9780385721790 First Thus Paperback Fine 
First Anchor Books edition, clean softcover book in unread condition. No creasing or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 351 pp. 020965

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