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The Exquisite Perdita, Barrington, E.
1 The Exquisite Perdita
Barrington, E.
New York Dodd Mead 1926 Limited Presentation Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Signed
Clean blue silk cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Tiny spot of wear at base of spine, very slight surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers. PRESENTATION EDITION, LIMITED TO TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY COPIES, SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER. Color frontis portrait of Perdita Robinson with clean tissue guard. Printed on high quality paper. 377 pgs. 014093

Price: 75.00 USD
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2 In A Wild Sanctuary
Harrison, William
New York William Morrow 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine very good + Jacket Signed
Very clean black boards with orange and white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on half-title page. No other writing or marks. Clean rust-red endpapers. 320 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel about four graduate students and their suicide pact. 8vo. Fiction. 010945

Price: 30.00 USD
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They Met at Mrs. Bloxom's, Norwood, Hayden
3 They Met at Mrs. Bloxom's
Norwood, Hayden
Emaus, PA Rodale Press 1938 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Clean turquoise blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping; very tiny (under 1/16") closed tear to spine cloth at top center of spine. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper: "Inscribed for Paul E. Mixson with every best wish - Sincerely, Hayden Norwood". Classic old previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper (Paul Eric Mixson). 239 pgs. Scarce DUSTJACKET is not price clipped, has a few tiny shallow edge chips, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A dramatic story set in a third-rate rooming house in Washington, D.C. 8vo. Fiction. 013558

Price: 100.00 USD
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The Philadelphian, Powell, Richard
4 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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Hands as Bands, Revere, C. T.
5 Hands as Bands
Revere, C. T.
New York Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, Inc. 1932 First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Very clean red cloth boards with silver-blue title box (unchipped) on cover and spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper. 330 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very small shallow chips at top of spine, very small chip to one corner tip, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Scarce book, in dustjacket and signed. Presents the man's side of the love triangle. 8vo. Fiction. 013860

Price: 120.00 USD
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Johnny Got His Gun, Trumbo, Dalton
6 Johnny Got His Gun
Trumbo, Dalton
New York Monogram Publishers 1946 Eighth Printing Hardcover Very Good+ fair Jacket 
Clean unfaded red leather-textured boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Very light surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean red top-stained page edges. Previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper; no other marks. 309 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, large portion of rear inside flap torn away; chipping to top spine edge and corner, very shallow chipping at base of spine, a few short closed edge tears; aside from the torn rear inside flap, still decent looking in new archival quality mylar cover. Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death --- a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. He remains conscious and able to think, thereby reliving his life through strange dreams and memories, unable to distinguish whether he is awake or dreaming. He remains frustrated by his situation, until one day he discovers a unique way to communicate with his caregivers. A powerful anti-war document; also a powerful and brilliant work of the imagination. A book on war that can never be forgotten by anyone who ever reads it. 017611

Price: 200.00 USD
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Murder in Haiti, Vandercook, John W.
7 Murder in Haiti
Vandercook, John W.
New York MacMillan 1956 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Slight surface wear to one corner at base of spine. Sharp corners, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 193 pgs. Clean dustjacket with publisher's price intact (some clipping to corners of front flap, but price remains. Slight edge wear at top and bottom spine edge with short closed edge tears, one chip at front lower spine corner (1" deep but narrow). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 015104

Price: 20.00 USD
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Cat's Eye, Willson, Anthony
8 Cat's Eye
Willson, Anthony
New York Barrows Mussey 1937 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Clean green cloth boards with crisp black lettering on spine. Very slight fading to spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight with very slight lean, no cracking. Boldly inscribed, dated and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper. Pages and edges are clean. Clean DUSTJACKET is not price clipped, bright with slight fading to spine, has small chips at top of spine, vertical crease on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 011373

Price: 100.00 USD
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