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The Egg and I, MacDonald, Betty
81 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
82 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
83 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)
84 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Moon and Sixpence, Maugham, W. Somerset
85 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

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Painted Veil, Maugham, W. Somerset
86 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
87 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

Price: 10.00 USD
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STREETS OF LAREDO, McMurtry, Larry
88 STREETS OF LAREDO
McMurtry, Larry
New York Simon & Schuster 1993 0671792814 / 9780671792817 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page in clean unclipped jacket. Clean beige boards with navy blue cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean beige endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 589 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (25.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Sequel to "Lonesome Dove", McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize winning novel that was made into a hugely successful television series. 019741

Price: 18.00 USD
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War Horse, Michael Morpurgo
89 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
90 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
91 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
92 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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Gentle Ben, Morey, Walt
93 Gentle Ben
Morey, Walt
New York E. P. Dutton 1965 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good++ Jacket John Schoenherr, Illustrator 
Stated "First Edition" on copyright page, in clean unclipped original jacket. Winner of the Dutton Junior Animal Book Award for 1965. Very clean blue cloth boards with bear illustration on cover, reddish brown lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no writing or marks. Illustrated by John Schoenherr. 191 pages. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped (3,95 on front inside flap), unchipped, one short closed edge tear. Author's photo and biography on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A highly successful television series based on this book ran from 1967-1969; there were also two TV movies produced, one in 2002 and one in 2003. This is a clean, bright collectible quality first edition of an award-winning children's book. 022307

Price: 30.00 USD
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Kitty Foyle, Morley, Christopher
94 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
95 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
96 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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97 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
98 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
99 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
100 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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