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Just Plain Bill - His Story, Ashenhurst, Anne S.
1 Just Plain Bill - His Story
Ashenhurst, Anne S.
Philadelphia David McKay 1935 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean first edition in original jacket. Black cloth boards with orange lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece photograph (total of seven black and white photographic plates). 249 pages. Clean dust jacket has a few very small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Just Plain Bill was a long run 15-minute daytime radio drama program heard on CBS and NBC. The series was sponsored by Anacin for 18 of the program's 23-year run. It was “the real-life story of people just like people we all know.” Originally called Bill the Barber, the program began on CBS September 19, 1932. It told the story of Bill Davidson (Arthur Hughes), a barber in the town of Hartville, and his daughter Nancy (Ruth Russell). Bill often became involved in helping his friends and neighbors when he wasn't cutting hair. 022138

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Theme for Ballet, Baum, Vicki
2 Theme for Ballet
Baum, Vicki
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1958 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with red and blue lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 332 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has short closed tears, slight edge wear at top and bottom of spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. One of America's most gifted novelists, Vicki Baum has blended here all the poetry, passion and drama of dancing into one haunting "Theme for Ballet." 8vo. Fiction. 013081

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Curse of Magira - A Novel of East Africa, Bee, David
3 Curse of Magira - A Novel of East Africa
Bee, David
New York Harper & Row 1964 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket Joan Markham, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Golden brown cloth boards with small blind-stamped design on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Small water mark at base of spine, very faint. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with bright yellow endpapers - small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with drawings by Joan Markham. 415 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of Tanganyika -- formerly German East Africa -- skillfully weaves together past and prsent, love and murder, in a powerful drama of adventure, history and suspense. 027170

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High Water, Bissell, Richard
4 High Water
Bissell, Richard
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1954 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with blue lettering and small steamboat illustration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front fixed endpaper. No other marks. 280 pgs. Unfaded dustjacket has small corner clip at top front inside flap, but price is still intact; slight edge wear and short closed edge tears; faint ring-stain to front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A drama of river life in time of flooding in the Mississippi River valley. 8vo. Fiction. 015931

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Six Days to Sunday, Brunner, Bernard
5 Six Days to Sunday
Brunner, Bernard
New York McGraw Hill 1975 0-07-008579-X / 9780070085794 Signed Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
SIGNED, Limited Edition. Clean beige boards with unchipped gold lettering on spine. Hint of wear to spine corners, no tears or wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean gold endpapers, with plate on front free endpaper with limited edition statement and author's signature: "This Edition of My Book SIX DAYS TO SUNDAY is Copy Number 19 of no more than 60 copies which I have authorized for distribution by Signed Editions Limited. - Bernard Brunner (signature). 307 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An unforgettable novel capturing the drama of pro football. 8vo. Fiction. 016276

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Hangman's House, Byrne, Donn
6 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

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Icebound Summer, Carrighar, Sally
7 Icebound Summer
Carrighar, Sally
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1953 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Henry B. Kane, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with blind-stamped author name and small decoration on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small previous owner name and date neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrations throughout by Henry B. Kane. 262 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has very slight edge wear and a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Life in the arctic when winter briefly relaxes its frozen grip on the earth, and all living things participate in a drama of intensity not parallelled elsewhere. With the skill of a born storyteller and the selective eye of the practiced naturalist, the author records the joys and ordeals of animals and human alike. 027032

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Clear and Present Danger, Clancy, Tom
8 Clear and Present Danger
Clancy, Tom
New York Putnam Pub Group 1989 0399134409 / 9780399134401 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean unfaded charcoal gray boards with clean black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight browning to page edges). Clean dark gray endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 656 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, some fading to background on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Tom Clancy at his best creating believable and suspenseful drama involving Columbian Drug Lords and assassinations. Made into an Oscar nominated movie (1994) starring Harrison Ford and Willem Defoe. 018163

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A Glimpse of Sion's Glory & Other Stories, Colegate, Isabel
9 A Glimpse of Sion's Glory & Other Stories
Colegate, Isabel
New York Viking Press 1985 0-670-80897-0 / 9780670808977 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean cream colored boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. 153 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, very short closed edge tear at top edge of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Three long and beautiful stories: A beautiful girl of Bohemian habits precipitates an uncontrollable drama in a quiet provinicial town in 1938; an American scientist's expedition to Siberia in the early 1950s seems to open a completely unexpected possibility for the human species; and a brilliant young man, marked early as "promising," fails to chart his course--or his love--as he lives through the turbulent 1960s and 70s. 8vo. Short Stories. 012727

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10 Chief Contemporary Dramatists
Dickinson, Thomas H.
Houghton Mifflin 1915 Cloth Bds Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
VG Black cloth. Binding is tight, pages are clean.Theater. 000724

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No Drums - A Historical Novel, Eastman, Edward R.
11 No Drums - A Historical Novel
Eastman, Edward R.
Ithaca, NY American Agriculturist 1951 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Printing, inscribed and SIGNED by the author to his friend, in clean original dust jacket. Very clean maroon pebbled cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper: "To my friend Paul with kindest regards of Ed." 280 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has several closed tears; nice photo and biography of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. In addition to being an interesting and moving tale of the human drama during the American Civil War, this book is historically accurate in its description of how the vast majority of the people in America lived during that era. 027813

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Celestine Sibley Reporter, Elderedge, Celestine; Richard Sibley, Editor
12 Celestine Sibley Reporter
Elderedge, Celestine; Richard Sibley, Editor
Athens, Georgia Hill Street Press 2001 1588180433 / 9781588180438 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Clean yellow boards with deeper yellow spine, stamped black lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean gray endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Edited by Richard L. Eldredge; Foreword by Sibley Fleming. 288 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The best of Celestine Sibley's groundbreaking reporting from her 60-year journalism career. Among the gems are Sibley's writings on: notorious murder cases (resulting in overturned verdicts and a made-for-TV drama), the so-called Double Governor controversy; Margaret Mitchell's accident, death, and funeral; the trial of James Earl Ray; Governor George Wallace's shooting; an interview with Eleanor Roosevelt, and much more. 025955

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The Refugee, Fowler, Helen
13 The Refugee
Fowler, Helen
New York Macmillan 1961 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page. Clean blue cloth boards with white lettering on cover and spine. Light surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 249 pgs. Dustjacket jacket is corner clipped but price remains intact on front inside flap (4.50); slight edge wear and 1/4"-1/3" chipping at top spine edge and rear corner; very light soiling to dustjacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A powerful drama of a young priest's efforts to help a man who has lost those he loved to find a new reason for existence, unfolds against the white heat of an Australian summer. 018600

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The Wheel is Fixed, Fox, James M.
14 The Wheel is Fixed
Fox, James M.
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1951 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing (published January, 1951) SIGNED by the author, in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean light blue cloth boards with crisp red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers; inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by the author: "For Jim Pepper - All the best, James A. Fox - 12/26/78". 216 pages. Illustrated jacket is clean (slight age-toning to upper edge of front panel), unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Author photo and biography on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A crime novel of brutal murder and vengeance. With his customary deftness and feeling for drama the author has created an absorbing group of beautiful, tough, sometimes cruel and often desperate characters caught in a vicious web of violence. 027847

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Escape, Galsworthy, John
15 Escape
Galsworthy, John
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1931 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean unfaded dark green paper covered boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers, with beautiful old tasteful bookplate on front fixed endpaper; no other marks. 94 pgs. Clean unfaded red dustjacket is not price clipped (1.00 on front inner flap), has two very small edge chips, slight wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A play about an escaped convict. 8vo. Play. 015873

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Damion's Daughter, Gilbert, Edwin
16 Damion's Daughter
Gilbert, Edwin
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1949 First Hardcover Very Good+ good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page. Clean golden brown cloth boards with black 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. 308 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, faint water stain to rear corner, v-shaped 1" deep chip at base of rear panel, a few additional very small edge chips. Author's photo by Lotte Jacobi on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of the human drama behind the facade of a New York Theatre. 018245

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17 Alien Corn
Howard, Sidney
New York/London Charles Scribner's Sons 1933 First Hard Cover Good Near Fine Jacket 
Brown cloth boards have some faint dampstaining front & rear, but boards are straight and true, no warping, and have been cleaned. Very clean bright unchipped title label on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, no foxing or mustiness. Front free endpaper has been removed (1/2" still present extending from spine). Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with one very small closed edge tear (under 1/4"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Scarce. 8vo. Play. 010467

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Michel Butor: A Study of His View of the World and a Panorama of His Work 1954-1974, Jennifer Waelti-Walters
18 Michel Butor: A Study of His View of the World and a Panorama of His Work 1954-1974
Jennifer Waelti-Walters
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Sono Nis Press 1977 0919462332 / 9780919462335 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in clean dust jacket. Very clean brown cloth boards with darker brown lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed in French and signed by author on front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white plates. 159 pages with index. Clean dust jacket has one short closed edge tear (1/2:). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Michel Butor is internationally recognized as one of the leading avante garde writers of France. He has written poetry, fiction, drama, criticism, and aphorisms; he has also cut across all the usual boundaries and created books, and portfolios, and even boxes, which not only include writings but also prints, found objects, and recordings. Faced with this complex and fascinating figure, Jennifer Waelti-Walters has chosen rather to explore and explain the thought and the universe of Butor than to perpetuate the usual trudging chronological survey. The result is a book which is as imaginbative and creative as the work of its subject. 025936

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19 The Sanskrit Drama in Its Origin, Development, Theory and Practice
Keith, A. Berriedale
London Oxford University Press 1959 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean light maroon cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 405 pgs. with index. Scarce dustjacket is not price clipped, has two small closed edge tears and very small corner chips, is quite clean (just a hint of soiling to rear panel). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Theater. 008752

Price: 30.00 USD
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Return Fare, Kolar, Jean
20 Return Fare
Kolar, Jean
New York MacMillan 1960 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (Stated "First Printing" on copyright page). Clean unfaded orange boards with unfaded black spine, orange lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight tanning to pages). Clean bright endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 239 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unfaded, with a few tiny edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A moral drama of a strained marriage between a French cocoa trader and his wife, set in Africa. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". Fiction. 017140

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