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121 A Ship to Remember: The Saga of The Hornett
Griffin, Alexander R.
New York Howell, Soskin 1943 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean toast brown cloth boards with black lettering and an American Eagle on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 288 pages + 14 pages of full page black & white photographs at end of book. Nice illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few edge nicks and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Untried and still on her shake-down cruise, the HORNET was plunged into the Battle of the Pacific with orders to defend by attack while the main power of the Pacific fleet was being resurrected from Pearl Harbor. How she did i is attested by her casualty lists at Midway, her raids on Japanese supply lines, her breathless ferrying job to within 800 miles of Japan with Doolittle's bombers. She left the wreckage of 18 enemy ships and countless enemy planes behind her in the course of her short career. 028285

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Papa's Delicate Condition, Griffith, Corinne
122 Papa's Delicate Condition
Griffith, Corinne
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1952 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Katharine Bernard, Illustrator Signed
First Edition, with 1952 on title page, 1952 on copyright page, SIGNED by author. Very clean beige cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. Hint of very slight surface wear at top and bottom spine edges; no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and SIGNED by author on front free endpaper: "To Florence Pratt - A Merry Christmas from Corinne Griffith - 1954 - ". Very small previous owner label (return address label) on front free endpaper. No other marks. 178 pgs. with illustrations by Katharine Bernard. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few small edge chips (1/2" deep chip at top spine edge, 1/2" x 1/2" chip at top edge of rear panel, a few tiny edge nicks). Slight fading to spine (black lettering is crisp and bold). Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Made into a movie (1963) starring Jackie Gleason and Glynis Johns. 8vo. Humor. 016396

Price: 100.00 USD
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123 Fantasies Two
Griffith, William Jr.
Millbrae, CA Dawne-Leigh Publications 1980 0-89742-039-X / 9780897420396 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Richard C. Ward, Illustrator 
Stated First Printing. Clean color illustrated boards. Very slight surface wear at top spine edge. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean brown endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 158 pgs. Illustrations by Richard C. Ward. Clean color-illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has chipping at top spine edge extending slightly into front and rear board corners, slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Children's. 016024

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Client, Grisham, John
124 The Client
Grisham, John
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1993 0-385-42471-X / 9780385424714 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean charcoal gray boards with clean black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, slightest hint of surface wear to spine cloth corners, no fraying, no tears. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Old price in ink on upper corner of front free endpaper. 422 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has slight wear and short closed at top spine corners, small 1/4" scratch to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Early Grisham novel about an eleven-year-old boy who witnesses the bizarre suicide of a New orleans attorney. Just before he dies, the lawyer tells Mark a deadly secret concerning the recent murder of a Louisiana Senator. Made into a film (1994) starring Susan Sarandon and Tom Lee Jones. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2". Mystery. 017228

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The Rainmaker, Grisham, John
125 The Rainmaker
Grisham, John
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1995 0385424736 / 9780385424738 First Hardback Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition (and first printing with full number line beginning with "1"), in clean unclipped dust jacket. Maroon paper-covered boards with metallic author signature on cover, black cloth spine with metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; a few small faint spots to black cloth spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean with clean dark blue endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 435 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Basis for the 1997 legal drama film of the same name starring Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover, Claire Danes, Jon Voight. 028218

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The Temptation of Adam, Gruber, Helmut
126 The Temptation of Adam
Gruber, Helmut
New York Everest House 1979 0-89696-036-6 / 9780896960367 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean red boards with black lettering on spine. blind stamped lettering on cover. Hint of wear at base of spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 263 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Professor Adam Molnar, wise and worldly at 50, finds an innocent-looking airport shop parcel that is filled with money. He keeps the money and sets into motion a deadly game--a game without rules, with his survival as the only prize. 8vo. Fiction. 012730

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The Redbird's Cry, Hager, Jean
127 The Redbird's Cry
Hager, Jean
New York Mysterious Press 1994 0-89296-494-4 / 9780892964949 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean red boards with blue spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 274 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The tale of the redbird explains the origin of death in Cherokee myth, and it is a story intricately woven into the rich fabric of this Molly Bearpaw mystery. Second book in the Molly Bearpaw series. 8vo. Mystery. 012268

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Illustrated Letter, Hamilton, Charles
128 The Illustrated Letter
Hamilton, Charles
New York Universe Books 1987 0876636644 / 9780876636640 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean original dust jacket. Light tan boards ( a few faint spots to cover) with clean rust brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 157 pages. Illustrated in color and black and white. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An extraordinary collection of correspondence of celebrated artists and writers with embellishments (sketches and drawings worked into their letters as they wrote). Beautiful reproductions of illustrated letters and postcards, notes from famous people. 021493

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The Maltese Falcon, Hammett, Dashiell
129 The Maltese Falcon
Hammett, Dashiell
San Francisco North Point Press 1984 0865471568 / 9780865471566 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Very nice North Point Press printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Blue-gray cloth boards with silver falcon decoration on cover, black cloth spine with silver lettering. Very slight fading to board edges; no bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean and bright; slight dust-speckling to text block edges. Clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with wonderful photographs pertaining to this classic detective story. 291 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 028185

Price: 40.00 USD
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84 Charing Cross Road, Hanff, Helene
130 84 Charing Cross Road
Hanff, Helene
Futura 1987 Reprint Soft Cover Near Fine No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean bright mass market paperback. No chipping or creasing. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 220 pgs. Made into a movie starring Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins, this is the charming memoir of correspondence between a London bookseller and a New York woman bibliophile (Helene Hanff) over the years leading up to World War II and beyond. mass Market Paperback. Books about Books. 016918

Price: 12.00 USD
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Dreemz of the Night, Harrington, Joyce
131 Dreemz of the Night
Harrington, Joyce
New York St. Martin's Press 1987 0312005903 / 9780312005900 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition (first printing, with full number line), SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page as follows: "June 25, 1987 - Dear Pat & Ed, Come ride the subway with me - the best is yet to be - Maybe not in this one, but just wait until Alex and Edie go honky-tonking across Texas! - Love, Joyce." 295 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Into the dark and bewildering world of New York City's subway graffiti artists goes young Alex Carlson in search of his brother's killer. By Edgar Award-winning author. 027819

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Hireling, Hartley, L. P.
132 The Hireling
Hartley, L. P.
London Hamish Hamilton 1957 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Published in Great Britain, 1957" on copyright page. Clean green cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. Slightest hint of fading to spine. No fraying or wear, tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight yellowing). Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 248 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, slight foxing to rear flap fold, tiny closed tear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of an ex-soldier who becomes a chauffer for a grieving young widow. Made into a film in 1973 starring Sarah Miles and Robert Shaw. 018510

Price: 35.00 USD
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133 Grumbles from the Grave
Heinlein, Robert A.
New York Del Rey (Ballantine Books) 1989 0-345-36246-2 / 9780345362469 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean black boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 281 pgs. Illustrated with photograph. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, has not been price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A collection of Heinlein's letters edited by his wife, giving insight into his writing, his opinions and his life. 8vo. Science Fiction. 006761

Price: 10.00 USD
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Wild Oranges, Hergesheimer, Joseph
134 Wild Oranges
Hergesheimer, Joseph
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1922 Photoplay Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Photoplay edition in clean original dustjacket. Clean green cloth boards with orange stamped lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying, no fading, one tiny pin-point puncture to spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with black & white scenes from the Goldwyn motion picture, and illustrated with black & white plates (stills from the movie). 128 pgs. Color illustrated dustjacket has tiny chip at top spine corner, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The complete novel, illustrated with scenes from the photoplay. Collectible quality, scarce in this condition. 018924

Price: 200.00 USD
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Any Number Can Play, Heth, Edward Harris
135 Any Number Can Play
Heth, Edward Harris
New York Harper & Brothers 1945 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with bright silver lettering on cover and spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip; no fraying, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 193 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight wear at top and bottom spine edges, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author's photo on rear panel. Collectable quality. Made into a motion picture by MGM Studios (1949) starring Clark Gable, the intense story of a family and a gambler's love for the cards. 8vo. Fiction. 015816

Price: 150.00 USD
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Any Number Can Play (SIGNED), Heth, Edward Harris
136 Any Number Can Play (SIGNED)
Heth, Edward Harris
New York/ London Harper & Brothers 1945 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, SIGNED by the author. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Very light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. SIGNED "Edward Harris Heth" on front free endpaper. Small neatly stamped previous owner name in top left corner of front free endpaper. Pages and edges are clean. 193 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has small chip at top spine edge, slight edge wear, a few tiny closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Made into a motion picture by MGM Studios (1949) starring Clark Gable, the story of a gambling house owner who finds himself estranged from his wife and his son. 8vo. Fiction. 015876

Price: 200.00 USD
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The Up-to-Date Waitress, Hill, Janet McKenzie
137 The Up-to-Date Waitress
Hill, Janet McKenzie
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1923 New Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
Very clean decorated American trade binding in original dust jacket. Brown-olive cloth boards with cream and black decoration, white lettering on cover, black lettering and small decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with half-tone engravings of tables, prepared dishes, appliances, etc. Preface by the author. 184 pages. Dust jacket has large edge chips, a few closed edge tears, but clean and attractive in archival quality mylar cover. A peek into what life was like in households with staff in the 1920's. Duties of the wait staff; the dining room and the pantry and their furnishings; care of the pantry and dining room; styles of serving meals; afternoon tea; rules of good service; carving; picnic baskets and traveler's lunch; care of lamps; care of sleeping rooms; serving meals without a maid (!). 024327

Price: 50.00 USD
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Seabiscuit: An American Legend, Hillenbrand, Laura
138 Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Hillenbrand, Laura
New York Random House 2001 0375502912 / 9780375502910 First Hardback Very Good minus Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with all correct first edition points. Clean charcoal paper covered boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. 1/4" spot of wear-through at bottom of lower corner tip. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 399 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (24.95/37.95 on front inside flap),. wear to corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023041

Price: 40.00 USD
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Seabiscuit: An American Legend, Hillenbrand, Laura
139 Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Hillenbrand, Laura
New York Random House 2006 0375502912 / 9780375502910 First Hardback Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing with all correct first edition points in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black boards with black cloth spine, bright stamped gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 399 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Collectible quality first edition. 024935

Price: 200.00 USD
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Seabiscuit: An American Legend, Hillenbrand, Laura
140 Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Hillenbrand, Laura
New York Random House 2001 0375502912 / 9780375502910 First Hardback Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with correct number line on copyright page and all correct points for first printing. In clean original unclipped jacket. Clean black boards with black spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 399 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (USA 24.95 /Canada 37.95). No chips, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Lovely and clean collectible quality first edition. Greatest American horse racing story ever written, carefully researched by the author. Made into a motion picture (2003) which was nominated for seven Oscars. 021987

Price: 250.00 USD
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