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Treadmill to Oblivion, Allen, Fred
1 Treadmill to Oblivion
Allen, Fred
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1954 Later printing Hardcover Good Good Jacket Signed
Later printing, SIGNED by the author, in dust jacket. Bargain price on this book because it's rear board has been bent at one time, causing a diagonal crack about 4" long. Aside from this, the book is clean and sturdy and has its original dust jacket. It is also inscribed and signed on the front free endpaper by Fred Allen as follows: "If you have forgotten radio, I hope my book will bring back some pleasant memories - Fred Allen." All pages and edges are clean, hinges are sound, no cracking. Illustrated with drawings by Hirschfeld. Black cloth covers with gold lettering on spine (clean, with a small spot of wear at one upper spine corner); binding is tight and square. 240 pages. Dust jacket is quite clean, has chips and tears, small rub to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027656

Price: 25.00 USD
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Play It Again, Sam, Allen, Woody
2 Play It Again, Sam
Allen, Woody
New York Random House 1969 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with "First Printing" stated on copyright page. Clean unfaded red boards with blind-stamped Random House logo on cover, clean unfaded black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean, with slight yellowing to pages as is common in this book. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates, one tiny pen mark to upper right corner of front free endpaper (tiny E). 95 pgs. Black & white frontis photo with Woody Allen and Jerry Lacy portraying Allan Felix and Bogart. Unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with a few brown spots (foxing) along flap fold edges and more faintly, to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 016570

Price: 200.00 USD
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A Flask of Fields - Verbal and Visual Gems from the Films of W. C. Fields, Anobile, Richard J.
3 A Flask of Fields - Verbal and Visual Gems from the Films of W. C. Fields
Anobile, Richard J.
Darien House 1972 0-517-129647 / 9780517129647 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
272 pgs. VG in VG DJ - archival quality mylar cover Clean and tight oversize hardbound book. No names or writing inside. Clean dustjacket has two very small closed tears (1/2") one on top edge and one on bottom edge. Price-clipped. Pages and pages of wonderful black and white stills from W. C. Fields movies (over 700), as well as wonderful lines and quotes. A must for any W. C. Fields fan!Cinema. 002466

Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Lady in the Shower
Arno, Peter
New York Simon & Schuster 1967 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue boards with white lettering and stripe on cover, white lettering on spine. No bumping, mere hint of wear at lower spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name blacked out on front fixed endpaper. 140 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has thumbnail size chip at base of front panel, 1-1/2" closed edge tear, slight wear at spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8-1/2 x 11". Cartoons. 011345

Price: 15.00 USD
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Seasoned with Salt, Arny, Mary Travis
5 Seasoned with Salt
Arny, Mary Travis
Philadelphia Westminster Press 1959 First Hardcover Very Good+ very good Jacket 
Clean beige/gray cloth boards with small green illustration on cover, green 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. 230 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), has short closed edge tears, and light edge wear, hint of rubbing, two clear pieces of tape reinforcing corners of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of an American family in Montclair, NJ, whose rambling old house became home to family, and to assorted boarders ranging from defense workers to a brood of orphan owls. 018757

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Young Visiters - Or, Mr. Salteena's Plan, Ashford, Daisy
6 The Young Visiters - Or, Mr. Salteena's Plan
Ashford, Daisy
New York George H. Doran 1919 Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean book with original dust jacket. Decorated paper-covered boards. Small closed tear to lower corner of spine at fold (under 1/2"), otherwise clean and unworn. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece photo portrait of the nine-year old author. Preface by J. M. Barrie. 105 pages. Dust jacket is clean (very slight age toning), has slight edge wear and a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025694

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Big City, or the New Mayhew, Atkinson, Alex and Ronald Searle
7 The Big City, or the New Mayhew
Atkinson, Alex and Ronald Searle
New York George Braziller, Inc. 1959 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket Ronald Searle, Illustrator 
First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean blue paper covered boards with black lettering on cover, clean unfaded black cloth spine with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Wonderful illustrations by Ronald Searle. 111 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, a few very tiny closed edge tears, small price clip on front inside flap at lower corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. What REALLY goes on in the big city. 024230

Price: 40.00 USD
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Games Dogs Play, Baker, Stephen
8 Games Dogs Play
Baker, Stephen
McGraw-Hill 1979 0070034516 / 9780070034518 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket Roy McKie, Illustrator 
First Edition (full number line) in original dust jacket. Very clean blue-white boards with turquoise blue cloth spine, white lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with very appealing drawings by Roy McKie. 170 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap, curved closed corner tear to back panel corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025291

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Little Giant of Aberdeen County, Baker, Tiffany
9 The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
Baker, Tiffany
New York Grand Central Publishing 2009 0446194204 / 9780446194204 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped jacket. Clean brown boards with tan spine, black lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 341 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's first novel, a poignant story of friendship, love, and identity laced with magic and humor. 020854

Price: 15.00 USD
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A Breath of French Air, Bates, H. E.
10 A Breath of French Air
Bates, H. E.
London Michael Joseph 1959 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean bright original illustrated jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No 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. 159 pages. Dust jacket is clean and bright (design by Broom Lynne); price clipped at bottom corner of front inside flap, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Readers of "The Darling Buds of May" will need no introduction to the Larkins, the joyful family of country dealers and fruit pickers who live in uninhibited affluence and sublim indifference to accepted conventions. Well, here they are again in all their glory as they step outside their rural paradise for an excursion into another world. Armed with plenty of tax-free cash, their Rolls-Royce and little French, they take their first holiday abroad. Care to join them? 025621

Price: 25.00 USD
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Yankee Auctioneer, Bean, George H.
11 Yankee Auctioneer
Bean, George H.
Boston Little Brown 1948 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good Jacket Signed
Later printing, signed by author. Unfaded red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, faint hint of soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper: "Signed for Ethel L. Avery by George H. Bean - July 25, 1949." Light foxing to endpapers. 247 pgs. Color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, unfaded, with 2" wide chip at top left corner edge, max. depth of 1-1/2", small rear top corner chip, corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The autobiography of George Bean, famous New England auctioneer. Filled with salty humor and tips on what it takes to be a successful auctioneer. Approx 8" x 6". Biography. 016900

Price: 30.00 USD
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Benchley - Or Else!, Benchley, Robert
12 Benchley - Or Else!
Benchley, Robert
New York Harper & Brothers 1938 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket Gluyas Williams, Illustrator 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in unclipped original jacket. Orange cloth boards are bright, faintest hint of soiling to front board, crisp black lettering on cover with small illustration of "Benchley", gray title box with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 273 pages, with drawings by Gluyas Williams. Clean dustjacket has a few edge chips, short closed edge tears, fading to blue background on spine; not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021237

Price: 50.00 USD
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A Knight in Denim, Benson, Ramsey
13 A Knight in Denim
Benson, Ramsey
New York Charles Scribner 1912 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (Published March, 1912) in original dust jacket. Very clean deep green cloth boards with red decorative title box and lettering on cover, red lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. No cracking. Pages and edges are clean; small previous owner typed note tipped in on front paste down. No other marks. 307 pages. Dust jacket is clean, with a few shallow edge chips, short closed tears; price of 1.25 net on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This novel is the story of a soldier returned from war to the farm country of Nebraska, how he adopted the community and became the oddest of its oddities; how he played the part of man of all work and night in denim to his lady, the Mistress of Throstlewood Farm -- all told with fine humor and pathos. 025477

Price: 45.00 USD
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L'Affaire Jones, Bernstein, Hillel
14 L'Affaire Jones
Bernstein, Hillel
New York The Literary Guild 1936 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with clean beige cloth spine, bright gold decoration on cover and bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Color decorated endpapers. 257 pgs. Dustjacket has very light soiling, tiny chips at spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Fiction. 009860

Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Presidential Anecdotes
Boller, Paul F., Jr.
New York/Oxford Oxford University Press 1981 0-19-502915-1 / 9780195029154 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Dark turquoise endpapers. P/O name on front free endpaper. Pages are bright and clean. Clean dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped, with very small (1/16") closed tear at top rear edge, and a mere hint of wear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Political. 004564

Price: 12.00 USD
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16 If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What am I Doing in the Pits?
Bombeck, Erma
New York McGraw Hill 1978 0-07-006451-2 / 9780070064515 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean red boards with small gold cherry design on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp. Pages are clean and bright, no names or bookplates. 203 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is crisp, unchipped, and has not been price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Humor. 004729

Price: 15.00 USD
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Man Eater Motel - And Other Stops on the Railway to Nowhere: An East African Traveler's Nighbook, Boyles, Denis
17 Man Eater Motel - And Other Stops on the Railway to Nowhere: An East African Traveler's Nighbook
Boyles, Denis
New York Ticknor and Fields 1991 0-395-58082-X / 9780395580820 First Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean beige boards (one tiny small faint spot on lower edge of front board), clean brown cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Maps on endpapers. Illustrated with photographs. 253 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "Denis Boyles tells the truth about Africa, something few modern writers do. He tells the truth about Africa in a way no one has dared to since Evelyn Waugh. And he faced very real dangers looking for that truth. Neither his courage nor his humor failed him." - P. J. O'Rourke 8 vo.. Adventure. 011044

Price: 12.00 USD
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18 Life with My Mary
Breig, Joseph A.
Milwaukee Bruce Publishing Co. 1955 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Light blue-gray cloth boards with blue title box on spine. No fraying or wear, tiny bump to one corner tip. Faintest ringstain to front cover (barely visible). Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Small remnant of return address label at top corner of front free endpaper. Dust jacket is quite clean except for faint ring stain to front panel, not price clipped, has small edge chips and closed crooked tear to lower spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Humor. 014632

Price: 10.00 USD
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Shots Heard Round the World - An Ambassador's Hunting Adventures on Four Continents, Briggs, Ellis O.
19 Shots Heard Round the World - An Ambassador's Hunting Adventures on Four Continents
Briggs, Ellis O.
New York Viking Press 1957 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket Rudolf Freund, Illustrator 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean brown marbled paper covered boards with beige buckram cloth spine, brown title box with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with exception of glue mark between two pages (where a bookplate may have been). No additional names, writing or marks. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers, slight yellowing. Beautiful full color illustrations by Rudolf Freund, one of the foremost American wildlife artists. 149 pages. Dust jacket has age-toning, is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, 3/4" chip at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Hunting stories told with warmth and humor by Ellis O. Briggs, who was U.S. Ambassador to Brazil. Set on four continents including Patagonia, Czechoslovakia, Korea, Liberia, 022740

Price: 25.00 USD
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Roadless Area, Brooks, Paul
20 Roadless Area
Brooks, Paul
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1971 Fourth Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Fourth printing of the first edition, SIGNED by the author, in original dust jacket. Clean unfaded turquoise cloth boards with bright gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Signed "Paul Brooks" on front free endpaper. Pages are clean (very slight foxing to endpapers). With 67 pen-and-ink sketches by the author. 260 pages. Dust jacket is clean, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, no chips or tears, nice photo of author and his wife on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Adventures of a man and wife in the American wilderness and other remote places from the Alaskan tundra to the game reserves of East Africa - recounted with rare beauty and quiet humor. 026381

Price: 22.00 USD
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