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Behind That Curtain, Biggers, Earl Derr
1 Behind That Curtain
Biggers, Earl Derr
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1928 Hardcover Very Good Fair Jacket 
Solid book, lightly soiled, in tattered dust jacket. Yellow cloth boards with maroon stamped lettering. Light overall soiling. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight with slight lean, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. 337 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has large piece missing at base of spineand lower left corner of front panel, other smaller edge chips and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023945

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The House Without A Key, Biggers, Earl Derr
2 The House Without A Key
Biggers, Earl Derr
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1925 Reprint Hardcover Very Good poor Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition, with partial dust jacket. Clean orange cloth boards with green lettering on cover and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner first name neatly penned on front free endpaper. 316 pages. Front panel and flap and 3/4 spine is present; rear panel and flap is missing. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 023964

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The Vital South;  How Presidents are Elected, Black, Earl;  Black, Merle
3 The Vital South; How Presidents are Elected
Black, Earl; Black, Merle
Cambridge, MA - London, England Harvard University Press 1992 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, signed by author. Very clean sky-blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR: "For Dick Fenno, with great respect and admiration - Merle Black - March, 1999" Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped and has some minor surface wear to corner tips, small chip at bottom right front corner tip (size of pea). 400 pgs. with index. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 Vo. Political. 014273

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Gulf Stream North, Conrad, Earl
4 Gulf Stream North
Conrad, Earl
Sagaponack, NY Second Chance Press 1980 0933256132 / 9780933256132 re-issue Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 253 pp. Jacket is clean, not price clipped (12.50 on front inside flap), has short closed edge tears, small crease at top front panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A story of a white captain and negro crew aboard a ship, searching the sea for their livelihood and battling the sea for their lives. 019998

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Celestine Sibley Reporter, Elderedge, Celestine; Richard Sibley, Editor
5 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 Man in the Brown Derby, Hastings, Wells
6 The Man in the Brown Derby
Hastings, Wells
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1911 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket Herman Pfeifer, Illustrator 
Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram of Earl Stetson Crawford on cover). Brown cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover, black lettering and very small brown derby on spine. Slight wear to spine corners. Tiny spot on front board, smaller than a pea. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers (previous owner name and date written flamboyantly in pencil on front free endpaper). Illustrations by Herman Pfeifer, including frontispiece with tissue guard. 346 pages. 027378

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7 Union Bay: The Life of a City Marsh
Higman, Harry W. & Earl J. Larrison
Seattle, WA University of Washington Press 1951 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Edmund J. Sawyer, Illustrator 
Very clean green cloth boards with white lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Maps on endpapers. Illustrated with drawings. Previous owner name in pencil on front free endpaper. 315 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has small chips at top and bottom of spine edge and wear to corners. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Nature. 010186

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Red River Shadows, Knox, Olive
8 Red River Shadows
Knox, Olive
Toronto Macmillan 1948 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED (twice) by author, in clean original dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no previous owner markings. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page as follows: "Regards to Earl V. Chapin from Olive Knox"; also signed by author on title page: "Sincerely yours - Olive Knox." 303 pages with glossary. Clean dust jacket is price clipped on corner of front inside flap, has slight edge wear, short closed tear with associated corner crease at rear panel. Lovely photo of author and short bio on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A charming love story set against authentic history of frontier Canada. Set in 1818-1849 when a voyageur sets out into the Canadian West. A vivid picture of the undaunted early settlers enduring famine and flood and the heavy burden of the fur company's monopoly. 025440

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A Thousand Suns, Lapierre, Dominique
9 A Thousand Suns
Lapierre, Dominique
New York Simon & Schuster 1999 0684858665 / 9780684858661 First Hardcover Very Good+ near fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, slightest hint of surface wear to base spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 541 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates. Translated from the French by Kathryn Spink. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. From Earl Mountbatten, Viceroy of India to Mahatma Gandhi, from a legendary bullfighter in Spain to Mother Teresa; from the spread of Nazism to the birth of the State of Israel; Lapierre delves eloquently into the very heart of the history of our time. 018189

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10 Lands Away
Marlatt, Earl
Abingdon Cokesbury First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition presentation copy in original jacket - inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR. in original jacket with new archival quality mylar cover. Clean and tight dark blue cloth book. Wartime publication - no date stated.Inscribed: "For Glen Lamb, my friend and "Laughing fellow-rover" in Lands Away. Cheerio and Happy Journeying, Earl Marlatt". 179 pgs. Bright dustjacket with small closed tear near top of spine, clean and not price clipped. A book of essays on spiritual values in literature and reminiscences of notable authors. Earl Marlatt was a theologian and poet His work appeared in Poetry Magazine. Many of his papers are held at DePauw University. 002841

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2000 Miles Through Chile, May, Earl Chapin
11 2000 Miles Through Chile
May, Earl Chapin
New York Century Company 1924 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - "S" monogram on front cover design). Very clean blue cloth boards with gold and dark blue decoration on cover and spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs, fold-out map in excellent condition. 462 pages. Dust jacket is clean, no tears, slightest hint of shallow chipping, not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024146

Price: 100.00 USD
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The Kid Who Beat the Dodgers, Miers, Earl Schenck
12 The Kid Who Beat the Dodgers
Miers, Earl Schenck
Cleveland / New York World Publishing Company 1954 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Paul Galdone, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown cloth-covered boards with reddish-brown illustration on cover, reddish brown title box with gold lettering on spine. No fading, fraying 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. Illustrated with drawings by Paul Galdone. 191 pages. Bright illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has very small chip at one corner, slight edge wear at top and bottom spine edges (but not chipped). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Here is the right book for every young person whose heart lifts at the crack of a baseball bat or the sight of a football spiraling in the air. Anyone who likes athletics will find a rich and varied selection in these twelve stories, covering baseball, track, golf, football, swimming, skiing, bronco-busting, basketball, sailing, tennis, and polo! Action, adventure and laughter packed into twelve rousing stories about sports. By the author of "Monkey Shines" and "Touchdown Trouble". 027808

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The Little Brown Jug at Kildare, Nicholson, Meredith
13 The Little Brown Jug at Kildare
Nicholson, Meredith
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1908 First Hardcover Fine no dust jacket James Montgomery Flagg, Illustrator 
First Edition, First Printing (September, 1908). A superbly fine copy of this decorated American trade binding (signed binding - C with a crown above it for Earl Stetson Crawford). Very clean unworn blue cloth boards with green, white and red decoration and stamped red lettering on cover and spine. No rubbing, no fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no writing or bookplates, tiny initials at top of rear pastedown. WIth lovely illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg. 422 pages. 025368

Price: 40.00 USD
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Ellery Queen's Aces of Mystery, Queen, Ellery (Editor)
14 Ellery Queen's Aces of Mystery
Queen, Ellery (Editor)
New York Dial Press 1975 080374515X / 9780803745155 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Printing in unclipped dust jacket. Clean red boards with black lettering on spine. Very light bumping at top spine end. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 318 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (8.95 on front inside flap), has a few very tiny edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Ellery Queen's anthology of great mystery stories, including work by Ellery Queen, Charlotte Armstrong, Earl Derr Biggers, Ed McBain, Michael Collins, Jon L. Breen, and more. 024579

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15 This Man Hoover: A Human Interest Story - With a Part Two By Hoover Himself
Reeves, Earl
New York A. L. Burt 1928 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; previous owner inscription and date (1928) on front free endpaper. 255 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has very tiny shallow chips at spine edges, 1" closed edge tear to rear panel with small wrinkle at tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 012398

Price: 12.00 USD
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Mistress of My Fate (Confessions of Henrietta Lightfoot), Rubenhold, Hallie
16 Mistress of My Fate (Confessions of Henrietta Lightfoot)
Rubenhold, Hallie
New York Grand Central Publishing 2011 1455511803 / 9781455511808 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, first printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean ivory boards with brown spine, cream lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names or bookplates, small faint letter "S" in top corner of front free endpaper. 453 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. As the ignored adopted niece of the Earl and Countess of Stavourley, Henrietta Lightfoot believed that she was destined to lead a quiet life as a lady's companion to her spoiled cousin, Lady Catherine. However, Fate had something else in mind. 026899

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17 Lean with the Wind: A Novel of the South Seas
Schenck, Earl
New York - London Whittlesey House 1945 First Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good_ Jacket Schenck, Earl 
Beige cloth boards with brown illustration and lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. A few tiny faint spots to boards. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has thumbnail size chip at base of spine, small edge chips and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 010156

Price: 10.00 USD
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Back Roads of California, Thollander, Earl (Jack McDowell, Editor)
18 Back Roads of California
Thollander, Earl (Jack McDowell, Editor)
Menlo Park, California Lane Magazine & Book Company 1971 First Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Large format (9" x 11-1/4"). Stated "First Printing June 1971" in clean unclipped jacket. Clean color illustrated boards. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 108 pages. Illustrated with sketches by Earl Thollander, regional maps by Joseph Seney. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped (8.95 on front inside flap, with advance price of 7.95). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Sunset Pictorial of selected trips and side roads off California's major highways. 021598

Price: 25.00 USD
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The White Bees, Van Dyke, Henry
19 The White Bees
Van Dyke, Henry
New York Charles Scribner 1909 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (Published November, 1909) - decorated American trade binding (signed binding - Earl Stetson Crawford insignia on cover). Clean green cloth boards with elaborate title decoration on cover in gold with gold lettering on both cover and spine. Small spots of wear-through at corner tips and spine corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with neatly penned previous owner name and date (1909) at top of front free endpaper. Decorative title page in black and red. 105 pages. 025790

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20 On the Shore of the Sundown Sea
Watkins, T. H.
San Francisco/New York Sierra Club 1973 87156-084-4 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Earl Thollander 
Very clean ivory buckram cloth boards with illustration on cover, blue lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Black endpapers. Lovely illustrations throughout by Earl Thollander. 126 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, clean with exception of extremely faint small sticker shadow on upper front corner. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A true story of the delights of living on the California coast, the threats to the natural beauty of the coastline, and efforts to save it.Environmental Conservation. 008457

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