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Anne of the Thousand Days, Anderson, Maxwell
1 Anne of the Thousand Days
Anderson, Maxwell
New York William Sloane Associates 1948 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, in unclipped original jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with black author intials stamped on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper; no other marks. 123 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), has wear to fold edges and at top and bottom spine edge, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A play based on the story of Anne Boleyn from the time when King Henry first came to claim her to the time when she is awaiting her execution. 020676

Price: 25.00 USD
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Pride and Prejudice, Austen, Jane
2 Pride and Prejudice
Austen, Jane
New York Modern Library 1995 0679601686 / 9780679601685 First printing Hardback Fine Fine Jacket 
First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) of the Modern Library edition which is "The Companion Volume to the A&E/BBC Presentation." In clean original unclipped dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 17. Clean light gray cloth boards with blind-stamped torchbearer logo on cover, bright gold stamped lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean Bernhard style decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Introduction by Anna Quindlen. 281 pages. Dust jacket is clean, unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024725

Price: 14.00 USD
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The Man Without a Heart, Ayres, Ruby M.
3 The Man Without a Heart
Ayres, Ruby M.
New York Grosset & Dunlap Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 207 pgs. Clean color illustrated dustjacket has small chips at corners and edges of spine, 3" closed tear at rear spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Circa 1920's - made into a film by the same name during 1920's. 8vo. Romance. 012378

Price: 20.00 USD
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National Velvet, Bagnold, Enid
4 National Velvet
Bagnold, Enid
New York William Morrow 1935 First American Edition, First printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket Laurian Jones, Illustrator 
First American Edition, in original unclipped jacket. Red and black cloth boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying, slightest hint of soiling. Pages and edges are clean with red top-stained page edges. Binding is tight, cracking to paper at front hinge neatly and professionally reglued. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 303 pp. Illustrations by Laurian Jones. Dustjacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), small edge & corner chips, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Classic story of a young English girl (Velvet Brown) who rides her horse in the Grand National Steeplechase, and wins. Made into a movie starring Eizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney (1944) and later into a television series in the early 1960's starring Lori Martin. 023399

Price: 95.00 USD
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The Darling Buds of May, Bates, H. E.
5 The Darling Buds of May
Bates, H. E.
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1958 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated "First Edition" in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean yellow-green cloth boards with small tree decoration on cover, green lettering on spine. No fraying, binding is tight, no cracking. Very slight lean. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 219 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.75 on front inside flap), slight edge wear and surface chipping. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Delightful story of an eccentric English family, the Larkins -- lusty, devil-may-care, and drunk with the fullness of life; along comes a prim civil servant whose duty is tracking down delinquent taxes, but soon he falls under their spell! Made into an excellent TV series (1991-1993) starring a very young and lovely Catherine Zeta-Jones . 022693

Price: 25.00 USD
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Meet Me in St. Louis, Benson, Sally
6 Meet Me in St. Louis
Benson, Sally
New York Random House 1942 Stated First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Beautiful first edition, first printing (stated "First Printing" on copyright page), in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean dark blue and deep red cloth boards with narrow gold horizontal stripe on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading, fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Clean red top-stained upper page edges. 290 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), clean, a little surface wear at top and bottom spine ends, very small brown tape marks near bottom of rear panel, small surface scrape at top corner of rear inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Amazingly hard to find in this condition -- clean, unfaded, unmarked and solid in a highly presentable original dust jacket. Basis for the film of the same name (1944) starring Judy Garland, Mary Astor, and Margaret O'Brien. In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. 024115

Price: 985.00 USD
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Berendt, John
7 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Berendt, John
New York Random House 1994 0-679-42922-0 / 9780679429227 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
A scarce true First Edition, First Printing. Dustjacket Condition: Fine. Clean original first edition dustjacket with price of $23.00 on front inside flap is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped no fading to orange lettering. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Book Condition; Fine. Clean unfaded dark green boards with clean black cloth spine, metallic 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. 388 pgs. To assist in determining the first edition, first printing these are the identifying points: Dustjacket price of $23.00 on front inside flap. On page eleven, line thirty-two contains the spelling error "fmr" instead of "for." The Random House correct number line of (2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3) above first edition statement on copyright page. On rear of dustjacket - Ann Beattie is listed first. On later printings each letter of the alphabet represents an additional ten thousand printing and appears only on later printings. The first printing of this book will not contain letters or the number "1" in the number line. On later printings, the rear of dustjacket Edmund White is listed first. This is one of the most misrepresented first edition, first printing books of the 21st century. 6" x 9-1/2". Books into Film. 017242

Price: 200.00 USD
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Berendt, John
8 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Berendt, John
New York Random House 1994 0679429220 / 9780679429227 First Edition, First Printing Hardback Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing with correct number line and all correct first edition points, in clean dust jacket. Clean unfaded dark green boards with black cloth spine, metallic lettering on cover (author's initials) and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 388 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, small price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. . To assist in determining the first edition, first printing these are the identifying points: Dustjacket price of $23.00 on front inside flap. On page eleven, line thirty-two contains the spelling error "fmr" instead of "for." The Random House correct number line of (2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3) above first edition statement on copyright page. On rear of dustjacket - Ann Beattie is listed first. On later printings each letter of the alphabet represents an additional ten thousand printing and appears only on later printings. The first printing of this book will not contain letters or the number "1" in the number line. On later printings, the rear of dustjacket Edmund White is listed first. This is one of the most misrepresented first edition, first printing books of the 21st century. 023170

Price: 100.00 USD
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Night in Bombay, Bromfield, Louis
9 Night in Bombay
Bromfield, Louis
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1940 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black title box on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean (slight tanning). 351 pages. Jacket has very light soiling, small corner chip at upper rear spine corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022628

Price: 14.00 USD
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The Da Vinci Code, Brown, Dan
10 The Da Vinci Code
Brown, Dan
Doubleday & Co. 2003 0-385-50420-9 / 9780385504201 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
True first edition, first printing, with number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 and April 2003 First Edition on copyright page. "DOUBLEDAY/New York London Toronto Sydney Auckland" on the title page. First Edition, First Printing points are present, including mis-spelling of "skitoma" on page 243. Very clean black boards with bright gold lettering on black cloth spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean bright endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 454 pgs. Correct first edition book size: 9 1/2" by 6 1/4" by 1 3/8". Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Slight narrow corner crease to front inside flap. Original five reviews on back panel of dustjacket. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A true first edition of Dan Brown's blockbuster sensation. 013886

Price: 350.00 USD
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The Da Vinci Code, Brown, Dan
11 The Da Vinci Code
Brown, Dan
New York Doubleday & Co. 2003 0-385-50420-9 / 9780385504201 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean black boards with clean black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Small bump to one corner tip; very slight surface wear at base of spine. Binding is tight, no cracking, with very slight lean. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner last name at top edge of front free endpaper. 454 pgs. April 2003 First Edition and full number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 on copyright page. "DOUBLEDAY/New York London Toronto Sydney Auckland" on the title page. All first edition, first printing points present, including mis-spelling of "skitoma" on pg. 243. Correct first edition book size: 9 1/2" by 6 1/4" by 1 3/8". Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, slight vertical crease to front inside flap. 015431

Price: 50.00 USD
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Hangman's House, Byrne, Donn
12 Hangman's House
Byrne, Donn
London Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean hardcover book in original dust jacket. Black cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, no names, writing or bookplates. 406 pgs. No publication date. Dustjacket with price on spine (3/6 net) has very light soiling, a few very small edge chips, closed edge tear on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The Playwright: "Hangman's House", was produced for Broadway in 1926. The film Hangman's House appeared in 1928 as a drama the genres silent film was set in Ireland and directed by John Ford. 8vo. Fiction. 015523

Price: 15.00 USD
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Something About Eve, Cabell, James Branch
13 Something About Eve
Cabell, James Branch
New York Robert M. McBride & Co. 1927 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 364 pgs. Dustjacket with price intact is slightly age-toned, has shallow edge chipping, slightly deeper at top and bottom of spine with chipping cutting somewhat into "Something" at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 013783

Price: 25.00 USD
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Mister Moses, Catto, Max
14 Mister Moses
Catto, Max
New York William Morrow 1961 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original jacket. Marbled green boards with yellow cloth spine, black lettering on spine. Hint of fading to board edges; very light dust soiling to spine. Binding is tight & square, no bumping or wear. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 218 pp. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, unchipped, tiny closed tear at upper rear spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel set in Africa, where a certain valley is soon to be flooded by the opening of a new dam--and where a District Officer is having his problems persuading the natives to leave their home for a tract of land set aside by the French government. Then Joe Moses arrives on the scene. A unique adventure ensues, as Mister Moses leads the natives on a forty-day trek through the jungle never for a moment without danger, excitement or hilarity. Made into a movie (1965) starring Robert Mitchum. 019317

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Firebrand: Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, Cellini, Benvenuto
15 The Firebrand: Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
Cellini, Benvenuto
New York Grosset & Dunlap Photo Play Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with dark green lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear; hint of slightest fading to lower edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean, illustrated endpapers (illustrated with stills from United Artists film). 506 pgs. Clean bright color illustrated dustjacket has very shallow chipping at top spine edge, short closed tear and tiny chip at lower spine edge, a few additional tiny closed edge tears, very slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Artist, fighter, troubadour, lover, pet of popes and kings, Benvenuto Cellini, the Firebrand of the renaissance, stands out as one of the most colorful figures in all history. Made into a comedy film titled "The Affairs of Cellini" (1934) starring Fay Wray, Frank Morgan and Lucille Ball (a Lady-in-Waiting). 8vo. Biography. 015624

Price: 25.00 USD
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Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford _ A cheerful account of the rise and fall of an American Business Bucaneer, Chester, George Randolph
16 Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford _ A cheerful account of the rise and fall of an American Business Bucaneer
Chester, George Randolph
New York A. L. Burt 1908 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
A. L. Burt edition in original jacket. Very clean orange cloth boards with black stamped lettering and border decoration around large color paste-on illustration (illustration is clean and has no wear). Black stamped lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned previous owner name on front free endpaper. Four illustrations. 448 pages. Scarce dust jacket has large chip at base of spine corner, chipping at top of spine (not interfering with title), small chips at other corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A silent movie of the same name was made (1921) with Fred Niblo playing Wallingford. 023321

Price: 22.00 USD
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The Housekeeper's Daughter, Clarke, Donald Henderson
17 The Housekeeper's Daughter
Clarke, Donald Henderson
New York Triangle Books 1943 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red boards with gray lettering on cover and spine. Very narrow line of fading at top edge of boards and spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. Hint of tanning to pages (much less than usual with Triangle Books). 307 pgs. Clean dustjacket has hint of fading, one tiny shallow chip at top of rear panel, a few very short closed edge tears. Cover of jacket is illustrated with still from the motion picture. 8vo. Fiction. 013818

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Sundowners, Cleary, Jon
18 The Sundowners
Cleary, Jon
New York Charles Scribner 1952 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with "A" appearing on copyright page A-9.65[ V ] ) in original dust jacket. Clean yellow cloth boards with reddish brown lettering and small decoration on cover, reddish brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 383 pages. Clean dust jacket is price clipped (front inside flap has clip at both top and bottom edge), 1" closed tear at rear spine fold, a few very small chips at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears. Faint corner crease. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel set in Australia's sheep country - made into a film (1960) starring Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, and Peter Ustinov; it was nominated for five Oscars. 021504

Price: 95.00 USD
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Paths of Glory, Cobb, Humphrey
19 Paths of Glory
Cobb, Humphrey
New York Viking Press 1935 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped first issue jacket. Clean blue and rose cloth boards with gold title box across front board and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; previous owner name neatly penned on front fixed endpaper. 265 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has some edge wear and very small edge chips, small surface scrape below title on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Anti-war novel in World War I setting, made into award-winning MGM movie (1957) directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Kirk Douglas. 022088

Price: 100.00 USD
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Prizzi's Honor, Condon, Richard
20 Prizzi's Honor
Condon, Richard
New York Coward, Mccann & Geoghegan 1982 0698111435 / 9780698111431 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean pale gray boards with black cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean decorated endpapers (the Prizzi family tree). No names, writing or marks. 316 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped(13.95 on front inside flap), no tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024493

Price: 30.00 USD
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