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The Gentle Captain, Davis, Kennard
141 The Gentle Captain
Davis, Kennard
New York Rinehart & Co. 1955 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket David Cobb, Illustrator 
Clean blue cloth boards with light blue illustration on cover, light blue lettering on spine. Tiny bump to one spine corner; no fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Small neat previous owner inscription on front free endpaper; no other marks. 175 pgs. Drawings by David Cobb. Dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears, with hint of slightest soiling to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author's first book; a full-bodied sea story which captures the atmosphere and magnetic attraction of shipboard life aboard a cargo steamer. 8vo. Fiction. 015193

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The Nuggets of Singing Creek, Dawson, Grace S.
142 The Nuggets of Singing Creek
Dawson, Grace S.
Garden City Doubleday 1946 0060761326 / 9780060761325 Later printing Hardcover Very Good very good Jacket Loren Barton, illustrator 
Orange brown cloth boards with blue lettering on spine. Hint of very light soiling. Light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Loren Barton. 304 pgs. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at top spine edge (1/4"), slight wear at bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Young adult fiction - adventure and frontier life in the gold fields of California. 018579

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Life with Mother, Day, Clarence
143 Life with Mother
Day, Clarence
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1937 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Very clean beige cloth boards with brown lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 250 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has wear at fold edges, small closed tears at fold edges which were sealed with scotch magic tape at some point (not browned). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 009045

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Life with Mother, Day, Clarence
144 Life with Mother
Day, Clarence
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1937 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with brown lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, one corner tip has tiny bump. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, no names, writing or bookplates. Top page edges top-stained brown. 250 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has small corner chips at top and bottom of spine, slight edge wear, very small closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 011787

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Caravansary Alone in Moslem Places, De Combray, Richard
145 Caravansary Alone in Moslem Places
De Combray, Richard
Garden City Doubleday 1978 0385112068 / 9780385112062 First Hardcover Fine Very Good++ Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine, stamped gold author's signature on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black & white photographs. 179 pp. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, with faintest hint of soiling. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Richard de Combray takes the reader by every conceivable means oftransportation, from Rolls-Royce to camel, on an adventurous and often amusing journey along the coast of North Africa and into the Middle East, with personal glimpses of life in the Moslem world. 018098

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The Playboy, Deeping, Warwick
146 The Playboy
Deeping, Warwick
New York Dial Press 1948 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Mere hint of slightest edge wear to top and bottom spine edge, no fraying, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 315 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped ($2.50 on front inside flap), very slight edge wear at top and bottom spine edge, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Central figure of this novel is a cynical artist and painter who learns that perhaps he is wrong about his concept of life, and learns to love. 015627

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The Life & Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, DeFoe, Daniel
147 The Life & Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
DeFoe, Daniel
Mount Vernon, NY Peter Pauper Press no date First Hardcover Very Good+ Richard Floethe, Illustrator 
Very clean light beige paper covered boards with red cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Hint of fading to spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Richard Floethe. 284 pgs. In sturdy original slipcase with clean unchipped paste-on illustrated label, no chipping, tiny spot of slight wear to one corner. 017700

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The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, DeFoe, Daniel
148 The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
DeFoe, Daniel
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1977 Illustrated Junior Library Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean illustrated Junior Library Edition (no. 5821) in original illustrated dust jacket. Decorated cloth boards (brown footprints on sand colored background) with dark green spine, beige decoration on spine with green and brown lettering. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean color illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Full color and black & white illustrations by Lynd Ward. 372 pages. Clean color illustrated jacket has slight edge and corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027719

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149 Dust On My Toes: Stories of People Near and Far
Del Rey, Sister Maria
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1959 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with silver title box and lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 191 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, hint of very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Sister Maria Del Rey presents fourteen stories concerning her fellow Maryknoll missionary Sisters. All of them are true, and proof that a missionary's life is one of excitement and unusual adventures. 8vo. Religion. 015008

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On Safari: The Story of A Man's Life in Search of Adventure, Denis, Armand
150 On Safari: The Story of A Man's Life in Search of Adventure
Denis, Armand
New York E. P. Dutton 1963 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean green cloth boards with three small elephants on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (illustrated with maps); no names, writing or bookplates. 320 pgs. Illustrated with 64 superb black & white photographs. Clean bright color illustrated dustjacket is corner price clipped on front inside flap, one tiny chip (size of small pea) at rear spine edge. Photo of author and his wife on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The life of an explorer, photographer and inventor--a personal adventure story of great color and excitement. 8vo. Adventure. 015628

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The World of Roger Tory Peterson: An Authorized Biography, Devlin, John C. And Grace Naismith (foreword By Elliot Richardson)
151 The World of Roger Tory Peterson: An Authorized Biography
Devlin, John C. And Grace Naismith (foreword By Elliot Richardson)
New York Times Books 1977 0-8129-0694-2 / 9780812906943 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Roger Tory Peterson, Illustrator 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, very slight fading to board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 266 pgs. with index. Illustrated with color plates by Roger Tory Peterson and with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, price clip to upper front inside flap corner. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Roger Tory Peterson's prints and paintings of birds are treasured in great collections everywhere, and this the story of his life and work. 8vo. Biography. 015560

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Katharine Hepburn: A Life in Pictures, Diana Karanikas; Harvey, Jackson; Karanikas, Diana Harvey
152 Katharine Hepburn: A Life in Pictures
Diana Karanikas; Harvey, Jackson; Karanikas, Diana Harvey
Friedman Fairfax Publishers (Metro Books) 1998 1567995667 / 9781567995664 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Printing with full number line on copyright page, in clean unchipped dust jacket. Large book - approx. size 10" x 13". Clean purple cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean purple endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Beautifully illustrated in color and black and white with gorgeous photos and stills from her many wonderful films. 96 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025845

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An American Childhood, Dillard, Annie
153 An American Childhood
Dillard, Annie
Harpercollins Harper & Row 1987 0060158050 / 9780060158057 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition (and first printing, with full number line) in clean original dust jacket. Clean burgundy cloth boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 255 pages. Dust jacket is clean, no chips, no tears, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A sweeping and original book about the author's life growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 025077

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Ships of Youth - A Study of Marriage in Modern India, Diver, Maud
154 Ships of Youth - A Study of Marriage in Modern India
Diver, Maud
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1931 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with 1931 on title page and copyright page. Clean dark green ribbed cloth boards with gold title box on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 496 pgs. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has two tiny edge chips, one tiny closed chip at spine fold. Faintest hint of soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Woven in with the lives of the characters is the vast background of changing India: life on the march in the silds of Sadak; camp life and work in the desert district around Kohab; life in the solitary hill state of Chitral, and glimpses of Kashmir. 017918

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Faithful Travelers, Dodson, James
155 Faithful Travelers
Dodson, James
New York Bantam 1998 0553106449 / 9780553106442 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page), SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on title page: "To Jim - an Upstate angler! Best of luck in the streams and in life! - Jim Dodson." 279 pages. Clean crisp dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026002

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Leila: Further in the Life and Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman, Donleavy, J. P.
156 Leila: Further in the Life and Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman
Donleavy, J. P.
London Allen Lane 1983 0-7139-1171-9 / 9780713911718 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean dark blue cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean and bright, slight dust speckling to edges. Small letter "R" on front fixed endpaper. No other marks. 428 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 013028

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The Higher Animals, Donohue, H.E.F.
157 The Higher Animals
Donohue, H.E.F.
New York Viking Press 1965 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with black lettering, white decoration on spine. No bumping or wear, slight browning to board edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 273 pages. Interesting dust jacket design by Paul Bacon - clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has slight age-toning, two small shallow chips (one at top of spine, one at top rear panel edge - both 1/4" depth or less). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's first novel, and one which won acclaim. Main character is a sometimes bookseller in a shop near the University of Chicago, and his twenty-fifth birthday is a crucial one. A fire raging through a Victorian relic of a house near the campus and an evening of drinking in a neighborhood bar with a group of strangers change his view of life. 027013

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Dem Good Ole Times, Dooley, Mrs. James H.
158 Dem Good Ole Times
Dooley, Mrs. James H.
New York Doubleday, Page & Co. 1906 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Suzanne Gutherz, Illustrator 
Lovely condition First Edition, First printing (Published October, 1906) in scarce original dust jacket. Decorated American trade binding - pink cloth with blue green and light pink decoration on cover, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges and unmarked endpapers. Full color illustrations by Suzanne Gutherz; decorations by Cora Parker. 151 pages. Original brown paper dust jacket with darker brown title, author and publisher's name on front panel; very small chips at corner tips and spine ends, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book about life in the old south of the United States of America. 026049

Price: 100.00 USD
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Fire in the Rain, Doty, Rev. William L.
159 Fire in the Rain
Doty, Rev. William L.
Milwaukee Bruce Publishing Co. 1951 First Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Jacket 
Clean turquoise cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on spine. Hint of light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. 212 pgs. Clean color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has piece missing at top and bottom of spine, closed horizontal tears to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Pirest-author probes the level of priestly life in all its high idealism and human failing through the medium of that concrete, living reflection of reality which is the novel. Here is the story of a young priest seen in the trials, joys, imperfections, and shining splendor that is peculiarly his. 8vo. Fiction. 012748

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The Progress of Julius, DuMaurier, Daphne
160 The Progress of Julius
DuMaurier, Daphne
Sun Dial Press 1939 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Sun Dial Press edition (1939 reprint of original 1933 edition) in original dust jacket. Clean orange cloth boards with black lettering and small decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 325 pages. Dust jacket clean with some edge chipping, slight fading to background on spine; advertising for DuMaurier's "Jamaica Inn" on rear panel with stills from the movie. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Scarce title from Du Maurier, the story of one man's progress along the inevitable road between life and death, told with appalling and spectacular power by one the the most brilliant of English novelists to come our way. 026744

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