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The Kingdom and the Cave, Aiken, Joan
1 The Kingdom and the Cave
Aiken, Joan
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1974 0385030436 / 9780385030434 First Hardcover Very Good+ Fine Jacket Victor Ambrus, Illustrator 
Stated First American Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, quite clean and bright. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean turquoise endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated by Victor ambrus. 160 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wonderful tale of mystery, fantasy and adventure. 027564

Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Fire from Heaven
Bataille, Michel (translated from the French By Arthur Train, Jr.)
New York Crown Publishers 1967 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean yellow boards with charcoal gray cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Small circle inkstamp on front free endpaper. 310 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with one 1/4" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel about Gilles de Rais (the only one who tried to rescue Joan of Arc). Author's first novel to be translated into English. 8vo. Fiction. 010566

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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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Simon the Pointer: a Story, Brown, Joan Winer
4 Simon the Pointer: a Story
Brown, Joan Winer
New York Viking 1996 0670866628 / 9780670866625 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Beautifully illustrated with drawings by Jared Taylro Williams. Very clean beige boards with stamped impression of a dog, clean beige cloth spine with red metallic lettering. No bumping or wear. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers - as new condition. 88 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025711

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The Branding Iron, Burt, Katharine Newlin
5 The Branding Iron
Burt, Katharine Newlin
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1919 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in original illustrated dust jacket. Clean yellow-green cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. Very slight surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated. 310 pages + publisher's advertising at rear of book. Dust jacketi s clean, with some small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The scene of this novel is laid partly in the Wyoming wilderness and partly in New York City. The story tells of the evolution of Joan Carver from a passionate and primitive woman of the mountains to a successful New York actress. The two men who influence her most strongly are her cowboy husband, whom she marries after a few hours acquaintance, and an over-civilized author, a man of the city who amuses himself with Joan. A thrilling story of love, hate, wrong, aned atonement. 025522

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6 China Today and Her Ancient Treasures
Cohen, Joan Lebold and Jerome Alan Cohen
New York Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1975 0-8109-0157-9 / 9780810901575 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean, lovely burgundy silk cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 399 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 357 illustrations, including 336 plates in full color. Folio. China. 007206

Price: 20.00 USD
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Crumbling Walls, Conquest, Joan
7 Crumbling Walls
Conquest, Joan
New York The Macaulay Co. 1927 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. Very little wear. Small library stamp and P/O name on front free endpaper, library sleeve on rear endpaper. No other marks, clean edges. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean and bright. Frontispiece by Victor Beals. 382 pgs. 8vo. Fiction. 006479

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Maid, Cutter, Kimberly
8 The Maid
Cutter, Kimberly
London Bloomsbury 2011 1408807629 / 9781408807620 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (First published in Great Britain 2011, with full number line), in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean midnight blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 289 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "Joan of Arc has been depicted as a heroine, a victim, a witch and a saint, but Kimberly Cutter makes of her a heartbreakingly real human being." - A. L. Berridge 026968

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Adventure (Originally published as The Anointed), Davis, Clyde Brion
9 Adventure (Originally published as The Anointed)
Davis, Clyde Brion
Cleveland / New York World Publishing Company 1946 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Printing (January 1946) of the Forum Books Motion Picture Edition, in original dust jacket. Black cloth boards with gold lettering, blue and gold Forum Books logo on cover; blue title box with gold vertical lettering on spine. Very light soiling. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean photo-illustrated endpapers (Greer Garson and Clark Gable on front and rear endpapers). No names, writing or marks. Small ariticle about the MGM motion picture is lightly taped onto front free endpaper. Pages are clean, but tanned. 183 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has some fading to spine and edges, small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of youth and romance, on which the MGM film was based starring Clark Gable and Greer Garson, with Joan Blondell and Thomas Mitchell. 023934

Price: 15.00 USD
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MEANT TO BE WILD: The Struggle to Save Endangered Species Through Captive Breeding, DeBlieu, Jan
10 MEANT TO BE WILD: The Struggle to Save Endangered Species Through Captive Breeding
DeBlieu, Jan
Golden, Colorado Fulcrum Publishing 1991 1555910742 / 9781555910747 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unchipped jacket and SIGNED by the author. Very clean unfaded rust brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean light brown endpapers. Inscribed and signed on half-title page by the author: "Doris, Who shares my love for wolves and wild things. This book is a present from Joan & Jack. Merry Christmas. Warm Regards, Jan DeBlieu." Illustrated with photographs. 302 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. So many creatuares now face extinction that biologists have turned in desperation to raising rare animals in cages, in the hope that they can one day be released back into their native habitats. Meant To Be Wild tells the story of the North American animals that have been taken prisoner out of necessity in order to sustain their species. 024079

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The Last Thing He Wanted, Didion, Joan
11 The Last Thing He Wanted
Didion, Joan
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1996 0-679-43331-7 / 9780679433316 First Hard Cover Near FIne Fine Jacket 
Very clean red boards with gold lettering on spine. Slightest hint of superficial rubbing at base of spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Clean endpapers. 227 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 013027

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Last Thing He Wanted, Didion, Joan
12 The Last Thing He Wanted
Didion, Joan
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1996 0679433317 / 9780679433316 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Trade Edition (stated) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean red boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright (small red dot - remainder mark on top text block edge) with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 227 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027141

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Man in the Iron Mask, Dumas, Alexandre
13 The Man in the Iron Mask
Dumas, Alexandre
New York Dodd Mead 1939 First Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean scarce hardcover book complete with original dust jacket. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, stamped yellow lettering on cover and spine. Tiny 1/16" closed tear at top spine edge, otherwise no wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. All black and white plates are clean and intact. Slight yellowing to text pages. 280 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (price has been neatly inked out, but can still be seen to be 2.00), some edge wear and small edge chips, 2" closed tear near spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Illustrated with sixteen black and white photographs from the Edward Small motion picture starring Joan Bennett and Louis Heyward. 028023

Price: 500.00 USD
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Salt Water Taffy - Or, Twenty Thousand Leagues Away from the Sea, Ford, Corey
14 Salt Water Taffy - Or, Twenty Thousand Leagues Away from the Sea
Ford, Corey
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1929 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean hardcover book and dust jacket, with crazy and cute publicity photos from the publisher laid in. The back of each photo has typed commentary pasted on back of photo. Book is very clean brown cloth boards with gray leettering and small fish decoration on cover, gray lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No previous owner markings. Illustrated with 34 spoofy photographs. 206 pages. Dust jacket is clean and bright, not price clipped, has numerous tiny edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "The Almost Incredible Autobiography of Capt. Ezra Triplett's Seafaring Daughter." In 1929 silent-film actress Joan Lowell published an autobiography, Cradle of the Deep, detailing a childhood spent adventuring around the South Seas as a sea captain's daughter. It was almost immediately proved to be bunkum (by, among other things, statements from her former neighbors, who remembered her actual childhood in Berkeley, California). Humorist Corey Ford published this spoof within months, "Salt Water Taffy." Tucked into this copy of Taffy are a few publicity photos from the publisher. Note that the stock model in the photo bears a striking resemblance to Lowell. Even though "Cradle of the Deep" was proven to be a work of fiction, RKO Pictures made a "documentary" based on the work, 1934's "Adventure Girl." Lowell starred in it. It was her last picture before she left the industry to get married...to a sea-captain, with whom she had a few real-life seafaring adventures. Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction, or fiction strives to be truth! 026091

Price: 150.00 USD
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Otherborn, Gould, Joan
15 Otherborn
Gould, Joan
Coward, McCann & Geoghegan 1980 0698204972 / 9780698204973 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Stated First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket - with signed letter by the author also laid in. Letter is to the same person to whom the book is inscribed, and is in regard to the possibility of having the book translated into Danish. Book and dust jacket are in fine condition. Clean unfaded green boards with red cloth spine, crisp black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To John, with joyous recollection of your last visit here, and eager anticipation of your next. Fondly - Jean Gould." Small attractive custom bookplate at top corner of front fixed endpaper. 160 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A boy and his sister, separated from their boat, come ashore on a Pacific Island inhabited by a race of people with a radically different conception of birth, aging, and death. 027721

Price: 60.00 USD
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The Mouse and the Elephant, Joan Hewett; Richard Hewett
16 The Mouse and the Elephant
Joan Hewett; Richard Hewett
Little Brown & Co 1977 0316359661 / 9780316359665 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition (stated) in original unclipped dust jacket. Size approx. 9" x 11". Clean gray cloth boards with mouse illustration and black lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. Slight wear to bottom corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Amazing photographs of a mouse together with an elephant. Unpaginated. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has edge wear and several closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024064

Price: 20.00 USD
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17 The Edge of the Chair: A Superlative Collection - some fact, some fiction, All Suspense
Kahn, Joan (Editor)
New York Harper & Row 1967 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. Fading to boards. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean black top-stained page edges. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 560 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A wonderful anthology of suspenseful tales by authors such as Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Graham Green, Jack London, Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers and other outstanding writers. Large 8vo. Suspense. 016759

Price: 18.00 USD
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Gilgamesh: A Novel, London, Joan
18 Gilgamesh: A Novel
London, Joan
New York Grove Press 2003 0802117414 / 9780802117410 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown boards with lavender spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 256 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (23.00 on front inside flap), no chips, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Betwitching saga of family, lost love, and the the power of story-telling set in 1937. 023161

Price: 10.00 USD
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Notes from an Italian Garden, Marble, Joan
19 Notes from an Italian Garden
Marble, Joan
New York William Morrow & Company 2001 0060185740 / 9780060185749 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket Corinna Sorgood, Illustrator 
First Edition in clean unclipped jacket. Light brown boards with dark brown spine, metallic lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Corinna Sorgood. 348 pages + bibliography. Clean jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (25.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Inspirating and enchanting story of the author's passion for a house and garden she and her husband built in Italy over a period of thirty years. 022493

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Once There Was Olga, Payne, Josephine Balfour
20 Once There Was Olga
Payne, Josephine Balfour
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1944 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket Joan Balfour Payne, Illustrator 
First Edition, first printing, in original unclipped dust jacket and glassine wrapper! Very clean beige/gray cloth boards with clean full size front board paste-on with illustration and lettering. No fading, chipping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated by Joan Balfour Payne. 45 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (1.00 on front inside flap), tiny chip at top spine edge; still has removable glassine wrapper over dust jacket. 023429

Price: 50.00 USD
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