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War Horse, Michael Morpurgo
81 War Horse
Michael Morpurgo
New York Scholastic Press 2007 0439796636 / 9780439796637 First American Edition, First printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
For the collector - a beautiful copy of the first American Edition along with the Uncorrected Proof! First American Edition in clean original dust jacket - PLUS - a clean bright copy of the softcover Uncorrected Proof. Both copies clean, no wear, no fading, no tears, unmarked. Dust jacket will be protected in clear archival quality mylar cover. This book was the basis of the long-running and highly successful theatrical production of the same name, and the movie (2011, Dreamworks). Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, live on a farm in the British countryside. At the outbreak of World War I, Albert and Joey are forcibly parted when Albert's father sells the horse to the British cavalry. 023468

Price: 75.00 USD
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Sayonara, Michener, James
82 Sayonara
Michener, James
New York Random House 1954 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean brown boards with black spine and board edges, silver lettering on covern, sillver and red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 243 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, no fading. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Beautiful collectible quality example of the classic book by Michener made into a film in 1957 starring Marlon Brando which won four Oscars. 8vo. Fiction. 013868

Price: 175.00 USD
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Gone With the Wind, Mitchell, Margaret
83 Gone With the Wind
Mitchell, Margaret
New York Macmillan 1936 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First printing ("Set up and electrotyped. Published May, 1936.") in clean unclipped second state dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with blue lettering on cover and spine. Tiny, pinpoint spots of wear at spine corners. Slightest hint of darkening at lower front board edge. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 1037 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), Tiniest bit of wear at spine corners, tips. Gone With the Wind appears in first column of novels on rear panel, signifying second state dust jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A beautiful, collectible quality first edition of this timeless and iconic novel - one of the best copies we've seen. 026249

Price: 4800.00 USD
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Gone With the Wind, Mitchell, Margaret
84 Gone With the Wind
Mitchell, Margaret
New York Macmillan 1940 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Much later printing of the first edition (March, 1940) in original gray cloth boards with original clean unclipped dust jacket. Blue lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear; very light soiling. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with yellow top-stained upper page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 1037 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has very small chips at upper spine edge, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A really nice solid early copy of this classic novel. 024995

Price: 60.00 USD
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Lost in Translation, Mones, Nicole
85 Lost in Translation
Mones, Nicole
New York Delacorte Press 1998 0-385-31934-7 / 9780385319348 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Very clean beige boards with dark green spine, gold lettering on spine. Mere hint of slight surface wear at base of spine, no bumping. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 370+ pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Made into an Oscar winning movie in 2003 starring Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray. Author's first novel. 8vo. Fiction. 016681

Price: 40.00 USD
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Kitty Foyle, Morley, Christopher
86 Kitty Foyle
Morley, Christopher
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1939 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean green cloth boards with crisp white lettering on spine, crisp white "KF" on cover. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper; no other marks. 340 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears, very slight wear at base of spine, hint of slightest fading at top edge of front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Collectable quality of this outstanding book by Christopher Morley which was made into a film (1940) starring Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan. 8vo. Fiction. 015687

Price: 70.00 USD
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The Big War, Myrer, Anton
87 The Big War
Myrer, Anton
New York Appleton Century Crofts 1957 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with (1) on last page indicating first printing. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with red cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean red top-stained page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 463 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny chips and slight wear at top spine edge, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Made into film titled "In Love and War" starring Robert Wagner. 8vo. Fiction. 016041

Price: 150.00 USD
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The Time Traveler's Wife, Niffenegger, Audrey
88 The Time Traveler's Wife
Niffenegger, Audrey
San Francisco Macadam/cage 2003 193156146X / 9781931561464 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line in clean unclipped jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black cloth spine, unchipped metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 519 pages + acknowledgements. Clean jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (25.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022412

Price: 95.00 USD
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89 The Hurricane
Nordhoff, Charles and Hall, James Norman
New York Blue Ribbon Books 1936 Photo Play Edition Hard Cover Good Good Jacket 
Blue cloth boards with black design on cover and spine, black lettering on spine. This book has some white spotting to boards from exposure to moisture. Otherwise clean with no mustiness. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. All pages and page edges are clean and bright. Dramatic photo illustrated endpapers, photo illustrations throughout from the film. Small previous owner name on half-title. 257 pgs. Dustjacket is unfaded, with chipping at top and bottom of spine, wear and closed tear to front fold edge, faint soiling to white rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 008581

Price: 25.00 USD
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Pal Joey, O'Hara, John
90 Pal Joey
O'Hara, John
New York Duell, Sloan, & Pierce 1940 Stated First Edition Hardcover Good no dust jacket 
Stated First Edition. Black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Light soiling, one tiny pinpoint spot of wear to upper spine edge. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with some browning to endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 195 pages. 025331

Price: 25.00 USD
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The English Patient, Ondaatje, Michael
91 The English Patient
Ondaatje, Michael
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1992 0679416781 / 9780679416784 Stated First Edition Hardback Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean beige boards with clean beige cloth spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight, with slightest hint of lean; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 307 pp. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, tiny closed tear (1/8" at top rear spine corner). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A beautifully written novel of people caught up in love and war, made into a highly successful motion picture by the same title in 1996 starring Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche which won 9 Oscars. 020864

Price: 65.00 USD
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The English Patient, Ondaatje, Michael
92 The English Patient
Ondaatje, Michael
New York Alfred a Knopf Inc 1992 0679416781 / 9780679416784 Third printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
"Third Printing" stated on copyright page. Clean beige boards with clean light beige cloth spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 307 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with "Winner of the Booker Prize" circular gold sticker on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Later printing of this fine book that was made into a movie by the same name (1996) which won 9 Oscars. At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim, whose past involvement in a fateful love affair is gradually revealed to her. 018656

Price: 15.00 USD
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The English Patient, Ondaatje, Michael
93 The English Patient
Ondaatje, Michael
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1992 0771068867 / 9780771068867 Fourth Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Fourth Printing, SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean teal green boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no previous owner markings. Signed by the author on title page: "Michael Ondaatje." 307 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no fading, no tears, not price clipped; gold seal on cover signifying Governor General's Literary Award (also won the Booker prize). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This gorgeously written novel was made into a highly successful movie by the same name in 1997 starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Kristin Scott Thomas...set in 1944 in war-torn Italy. Of all great novels from our era and all beautifully produced films, this is the ONE. 024644

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Adventures of Mark Twain, Paine, Albert Bigelow
94 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Paine, Albert Bigelow
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1916 Reprint Hardcover Very Good good Jacket 
Very clean tan boards with stamped black lettering on cover and spine. Very small bump at base of front board, no fraying or bumped corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 354 pgs. Dustjacket is photo-illustrated with scenes from the Warner Brothers Picture; has small edge chips, closed edge tears, small chip on author's name on spine (size of pea), light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018564

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Littlest Rebel, Peple, Edward
95 The Littlest Rebel
Peple, Edward
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1914 Photo-Drama Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Photo-Drama edition, illustrated with scenes from the film, in color illustrated jacket (photo-drama scene). Clean beige cloth boards with gray lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name and date (1914) neatly penned at top of front paste-down. Small chip at top margin of foreword page (size of small fingernail). Jacket has very small corner chips (top spine corners, smaller than a pea, smaller at corner tips. A few very short closed edge tears. A few tiny water spots to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fascinating story of the South in war times, the poverty-stricken south and their refusal to be conquered by adversity. 019233

Price: 45.00 USD
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96 Pretty Maids All in a Row
Pollini, Francis
New York Delacorte 1968 Stated First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded black boards with gray cloth spine, red lettering on cover, red and black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean red endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 403 pp. Dustjacket has hint of very light soiling, is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), slight wear and short closed edge tears at top and bottom spine edges, vertical crease on front inside flap. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of murder and sexual obsession, made into a movie (1971) starring Rock Hudson, Angie Dickinson, Telly Savalas. 020867

Price: 75.00 USD
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The Philadelphian, Powell, Richard
97 The Philadelphian
Powell, Richard
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1956 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing; SIGNED by author, also signed & inscribed by author's daughter. Black & white tweed boards with unfaded black cloth spine, red title box on spine. Slight browning to to edges on tweed cloth portions of boards. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Signed by Richard Powell on front free endpaper; inscribed on rear free endpaper by Powell's daughter Dorothy: "For Cathy, I hope you enjoy reading my Dad's book. - Dorothy Powell Quigley." Dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap); slight wear at top and bottom spine edge, slight browning at front flap fold. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel covering four generations of a Philadelphia family, beginning with an untutored Irish immigrant girl in 1857, and ending with her great grandson--a successful Philadelphia lawyer at the top of the social ladder. The book was made into a successful movie in 1959 starring Paul Newman. The book was inscribed to me when I interviewed Dorothy Powell Quigley in 2007. 5-3/4" x 8-1/2". Fiction. First Edition, First Printing; SIGNED by author, also signed & inscribed by author's daughter. 017194

Price: 250.00 USD
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Close Range - Wyoming Stories, Proulx, E. Annie
98 Close Range - Wyoming Stories
Proulx, E. Annie
New York Scribner 1999 0684852217 / 9780684852218 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Green boards with black spine, bright silver lettering on spine. Clean except for faint ring stain on front board; no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small faint spot to front free endpaper; no names, writing or bookplates. 283 pp. Beautifully illustrated dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; very faint trace of light soiling to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018930

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials - Book One), Pullman, Philip
99 The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials - Book One)
Pullman, Philip
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1996 0679879242 / 9780679879244 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition (first printing, with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean dark blue boards with dark blue cloth spine, unchipped gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 399 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025929

Price: 45.00 USD
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Lavender and Old Lace, Reed, Myrtle
100 Lavender and Old Lace
Reed, Myrtle
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1902 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in clean original dustjacket. Clean decorated blue ribbed cloth boards with large white paste-on label (unchipped) with gold lettering and border decoration. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 267 pp. Dustjacket has a few very shallow edge chips (top of spine and rear panel edge), several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Difficult to find this book in original jacket -- very nice copy. Basis for a movie by the same title (1921) starring Mary Ainslee and Ruth Thorn. 020568

Price: 30.00 USD
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