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Saint Saturnin, Schlumberger, Jean
161 Saint Saturnin
Schlumberger, Jean
New York Dodd Mead 1932 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Light foxing to edge of title and half-title page, deckled edges. 326 pp. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), one short closed edge tear (1"), very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Translated from the French by Dorothy Bussy. Winner of the 1931 Northcliffe Prize. A novel of old age and family life, drawn with intelligence, humor and sympathy. 019457

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Chitter Chat Stories, Self, Margaret Cabell
162 Chitter Chat Stories
Self, Margaret Cabell
New York E. P. Dutton 1946 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Virginia Grilley, Illustrator Signed
First Edition in original dust jacket, signed by margaret Cabell Self. Clean gray cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper: "Very best wishes - Margaret Cabell Self" and inscription below from gift giver "to Bobbie - this autographed copy for the best boy - W. Wilbrahams." Pages and edges are clean and bright. 72 pgs. with illustrations by Virginia Grilley. Illustrated dustjacket has hint of faintest soiling, a few tiny edge chips, closed edge tears; price clip at front inside flap lower corner. A delightful group of children's stories, each full of humor, each with a gracious, early nineteenth century charm. Signed by the author, who is most famous for her books on horses and horsemanship, these stories are on a variety of subjects and characters, including one about a cart horse who lay down in a ditch and refused to get up. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2". Children's. 015716

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Fear No Evil, Sharansky, Natan
163 Fear No Evil
Sharansky, Natan
New York Random House Inc 1988 0394558782 / 9780394558783 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition with correct number line, in unclipped jacket. Clean beige boards with unfaded burgundy cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean burgundy endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 437 pp. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears, faintest hint of light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Remarkable story of author's defiance of the Kremlin, his nine years as a KGB prisoner, told with warmth, intelligence and humor by a man of exceptional courage. 018875

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The School for Scandal - A Comedy, Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
164 The School for Scandal - A Comedy
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
New York Dodd Mead 1892 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Frank M. Gregory, Illustrator 
First Edition, with MDCCCXCII on title page, 1892 on copyright page. Clean decorated turquoise cloth boards with raised silver, ivory and black cameo at center of front board, silver lettering, gold decoration and line border. Hint of slight wear to cloth at base of spine, tiny spot of wear to one corner tip. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Lovely antique bookplate on front fixed endpaper; no other marks. 169 pp. printed on quality stock, with beautiful color frontis illustration with clean printed tissue guard. Additional black and white illustrations throughout. Protected with clear removable mylar cover. An illustrated comedic play by Sheridan, in beautiful decorated binding. 020575

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If We Only Had Money, Shippey, Lee
165 If We Only Had Money
Shippey, Lee
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1939 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with 1939 on copyright page and title page. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with black decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 277 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slight edge wear and a few very short closed edge tears. Collectible quality - scarce book. A struggling young writer who is trying to support his wife and two children on the uncertain rewards of pounding out short stories gets a lucky break when he is hired at a dizzying salary and transplated into the giddy Hollywood whirl. 018467

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166 The Zebra Derby
Shulman, Max
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1946 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean gray cloth boards with illustration of man riding zebra (seated backwards). Light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages are clean (lightly tanned). Clean endpapers with no names, writing or bookplates. 191 pgs. Clean dustjacket has chipping along top edges, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A humorous account of the post-war world. 8vo. Humor. 014976

Price: 10.00 USD
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Farming It, Shute, Henry A.
167 Farming It
Shute, Henry A.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1909 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Reginald B. Birch, Illustrator 
Decorated American trade binding - yellow/brown cloth boards with black, white and brown illustration of bespectacled farmer in a city suit trying to rope a calf. Gold lettering & decoration on cover, gold lettering and small rooster decoration on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Sixteen illustrations by Reginald B. Birch. 248 pages. Humorous story of the adventures of a city man who decides to take up farming. 022246

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Ape in Me, Skinner, Cornelia Otis
168 The Ape in Me
Skinner, Cornelia Otis
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1959 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Alajalov, Illustrator 
Very clean yellow cloth boards with illustration on cover, pink lettering on cover, pink and brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Small previous owner name (last name only) at top edge of front free endpaper. 172 pgs. Illustrated with drawings by Alajalov. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unfaded, with a few short closed edge tears, vertical crease to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Humor. 013500

Price: 20.00 USD
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Lost in the Horse Latitudes, Smith, H. Allen
169 Lost in the Horse Latitudes
Smith, H. Allen
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1944 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Leo Hershfield, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition. Clean beige/gray cloth boards with small decoration on cover, black lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers, no names, writing or marks. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has very slight fading to orange background on spine, several short closed edge tears; front panel and spine very clean, slight soiling to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. H. Allen Smith's hilarious book on Hollywood. 12mo. Humor. 016402

Price: 40.00 USD
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To Hell In A Handbasket, Smith, H. Allen
170 To Hell In A Handbasket
Smith, H. Allen
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1962 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean turquoise boards with black cloth spine, blue title box and decoration on spine, gold lettering. 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. 341 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket designed by SIdney Butchkes is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of the great American humorists takes us through his youth and young manhood, beginning in Little Egypt, Illinois and rocketing through newspaper offices in Indiana, Kentucky, Florida, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New York. 025011

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Rain in the Doorway, Smith, Thorne
171 Rain in the Doorway
Smith, Thorne
New York Sun Dial Press 1937 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
1937 reprint in illustrated dust jacket. Teal blue cloth boards with black illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, slight yellowing to endpapers. Tasteful bookplate on front fixed endpaper, small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with drawings by Herbert Roese. 304 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, has tiny spot of surface rubbing, very slight dust soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. When the mysterious hand pulled Mr. Hector Owen (who was waiting there preetty hopelessly for his wife) through the rainswept, dismal doorway on a depressing new York street, it pulled him at the same time into a new life--a life where inhibitions vanished and dreams came true. A fairly scarce novel in any edition by the author of the beloved "Topper". 026333

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Pheasant-lined Vest of Charlie Freeman, Spooner, John D.
172 The Pheasant-lined Vest of Charlie Freeman
Spooner, John D.
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1967 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Clean yellow endpapers. 310 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 010197

Price: 35.00 USD
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c/o Postmaster, St. George, Corporal Thomas R.
173 c/o Postmaster
St. George, Corporal Thomas R.
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1943 Hard Cover Good+ Good+ Jacket 
Clean glossy illustrated boards. Some wear to front spine edge. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with cartoons by the author, the book is filled with humorous tales about life in the Australian military. 194 pgs. Clean dustjacket has chipping to spine area, short closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 12mo. Military Humor. 016628

Price: 10.00 USD
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Malaria Dreams: An African Adventure, Stevens, Stuart
174 Malaria Dreams: An African Adventure
Stevens, Stuart
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 1989 0871132788 / 9780871132789 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige boards with black spine, 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 map-illustrated endpapers. Small return address label at top corner of front fixed endpaper. 237 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, one very small closed edge tear at base of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Clean, collectible quality first edition. A tale of high adventure across Africa, recounted with the wit and humor that delighted readers in "Night Train to Turkistan," Stuart Stevens's highly praised first book. 024468

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Illustrious Dunderheads, Stout, Rex (Editor)
175 The Illustrious Dunderheads
Stout, Rex (Editor)
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1946 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Second printing of the first edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean orange cloth boards with small black decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. All text pages clean and bright, with some browning to endpapers only, also a tasteful bookplate on front fixed endpaper. With an Introduction by Frank Sullivan. Delightful illustrations by William Groper. 194 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has slight edgewear and a few short closed edge tears, one tiny chip near center of front panel (smaller than a matchhead); not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Hilarious political commentaryexposing certain senators and congressmen by using their very own words--right out of the Congressional Record. 028180

Price: 40.00 USD
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Chairman of the Bored, Streeter, Edward
176 Chairman of the Bored
Streeter, Edward
New York Harper & Brothers 1961 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red red boards with green cloth spine, red lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are mostly clean (one group of pages is browned, as if a different type of paper was used). No names, writing or marks. Clean maroon endpapers. 274 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, no tears, slight shallow chipping at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. By the author of "Father of the Bride" and "Mr. Hobbs' Vacation", here is his humorous take on retirement. 011015

Price: 15.00 USD
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Mr. Hobbs' Vacation, Streeter, Edward
177 Mr. Hobbs' Vacation
Streeter, Edward
New York Harper & Brothers 1954 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket Dorothea Warren Fox, Illustrator 
Collectible quality First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean sky blue cloth boards with black cloth spine, red lettering, blue decoration on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 248 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), no tears, slightest hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Things don't always go the they way you expect them to when you take a family vacation! This story is even funnier than the author's previous "Father of the Bride." Made into a rollicking movie (1962) starring James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Fabian. 027540

Price: 125.00 USD
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178 The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century
Thackeray, W. M.
London The Grey Walls Press 1949 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean yellow cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering on spine. Very slight discoloration at top of spine (1/2" area where DJ is chipped). No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Slight offset (shadow) on endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 208 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has small chip (1/2") at top of spine, other very small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Humor. 007909

Price: 25.00 USD
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Tall Stories, Thomas, Lowell
179 Tall Stories
Thomas, Lowell
New York Harvest House 1945 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Herb Roth, Illustrator 
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, very light soiling. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slightly yellowed) with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrations by Herb Roth. 186 pages. Dust jacket is soiled on back panel, otherwise quite fine with a few tiny edge tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fine collection of "Great American Whoppers" - tall stories that are hilarious by a host of contributors. 027134

Price: 25.00 USD
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180 Credos and Curios
Thurber, James
New York/Evanston Harper & Brothers 1962 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean red boards with red cloth spine, gold 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. Frontis photograph of author. 180 pgs. Dustjacket is clean and bright (a few very tiny spots), slight wear to corners and top and bottom of spine. Price is clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Humor. 008341

Price: 25.00 USD
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