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Skyways to a Jungle Laboratory - An African Adventure, Crile, Grace
21 Skyways to a Jungle Laboratory - An African Adventure
Crile, Grace
New York W. W. Norton 1936 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author ( association copy - inscribed to her friend) - in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by the author: "To Armenie Lawson with greetings and best wishes from her old friend - Grace Crile." Two articles about Grace Crile and her husband, their book and their African adventures are laid in, and have caused some brown shadowing to front free endpapers. Otherwise there are no marks, pages are clean. Illustrated with wonderful photographs. 240 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, slight wear to spine ends, slight rubbing to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. When Mrs. Crile accompanied her husband, Dr. George Crile, famous American surgeon, on his scientific expedition to Africa, she kept a day by day record of the journey to and from Africa by airplane and the days spent in the jungle. Mrs. Crile was a keen and delightful observer and from the moment their airplane rises at Croydon, the reader is under her magic spell. 026256

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The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Defoe, Daniel
22 The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders
Defoe, Daniel
New York Modern Library 1935 Later printing Hardcover Very Good fair Jacket 
Modern Library No. 122. Toledano spine no. 7. Green cloth boards with gold torchrunner logo on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, a few small spots of fading to spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean Kent style endpapers, no names, writing or bookplates. 328 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped (95 cents a copy on front inside flap), has moderate chipping and near separation at front spine edge. 018036

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Defoe, Daniel
23 The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders
Defoe, Daniel
New York Heritage Press 1942 Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Reginald Marsh, Illustrator 
Clean hardcover book with original slipcase, publisher's "Sandglass" pamphlet laid in. Clean red cloth boards with gold and black illustration on cover, gold and black title box on spine. No bumping or wear. Very slight fading to spine cloth. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Tiny previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. Pages are clean (slight yellowing). Illustrated with drawings by Reginald Marsh. 355 pages. Burgundy slipcase is sturdy, no cracks. 027129

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Genius, Dennis, Patrick
24 Genius
Dennis, Patrick
New York Harcourt Brace World 1962 First Hardcover Good Good+ Jacket 
Stated FIrst Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Red cloth boards with white and blue lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, dampstain to rear board. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 308 pages. Dust jacket is clean, with nice photo of Patrick Dennis on rear panel, but does have some loss to paper on rear panel near flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Take the irreverent spirit that produced "Auntie Mame" -- add a dash of Tobasco -- and you have the funniest book of 1962. The story is set in Mexico City. Its hero (the word is used loosely) is Leander Starr, one of the world's most famous directors and THE world's most famous deadbeat. He is on the lam from the U.S. Dept. of Internal Revenue; from two overdue back alimonies; from the bills for support of his long-distant, long-unseen daughter; and from a formidable millionairess, a longing lady between fifty and death who could put Mr. Starr back on Easy Street--if only he could bear the sight of her. If laughter is your dish, dig in for a hilarious feast! 026743

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The Folies Bergere, Derval, Paul
25 The Folies Bergere
Derval, Paul
London Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1955 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Second printing of the first English edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Translated by Lucienne Hill, with a Preface by Maurice Chavalier. Clean blue cloth boards with light blue dancing girl on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Browning to endpapers from jacket flaps - no writing or bookplates. 32 pages of photo illustrations. 147 pages. Clean bright illustrated jacket has a few small chips at spine corners, is not price clipped (12s. 6d. net on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of the most famous theaters in the world in Paris, France is revealed here by the man who was its director for many years. 027829

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26 Charming Children of Dickens' Stories
Dickens, Mary Angela
John A. Hertel 1906 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
320 pgs. VG+ Clean dark blue cloth book with illustrated cover, white lettering on cover & spine, green stripe border. "Superbly illustred with many new color plates, half-tones and pen sketches made especially by famous artists for this volume". There truly are beautiful illustrations in this book and all of them are in excellent condition. Binding is tight, pages bright and clean. P/O Christmas inscription. Almost no wear to this book, except for a tiny hole on edge of spine. Clean edges. No cracking. approx. 7x9-1/2. Dickens. 002891

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Skyscrapers, Dupre, Judith
27 Skyscrapers
Dupre, Judith
New York Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2001 1579121535 / 9781579121532 First Paperback Fine 
First Edition, First Printing, with full letter line on copyright page. Very clean softcover book with French flaps. No creasing, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean; no names, writing or marks. A history of the world's most famous and important skyscrapers, including the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, with beautiful photographs in unusual tall 15" format (15" x 6.25"). 100 tallest buildings in the world with specifications listed in rear of book, with suggested further reading, photography sources. 020215

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The Complete Book of Hunting, Elman, Robert
28 The Complete Book of Hunting
Elman, Robert
New York Mallard Press (BDD Promotional Books Company) 1980 079245412X / 9780792454120 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean large hardcover book in clean unclipped dust jacket. Unfaded green cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with beautifully illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Robert Elman, supervising editor - with many contributions by famous conservationists, hunters, and outdoor writers. Profusely illustrated, including many full color full page photographs, drawings. 320 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; slight wrinkling at upper edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Size approx. 10" x 11-1/2". 026200

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Winemasters, Faith, Nicholas
29 The Winemasters
Faith, Nicholas
New York Harper & Row 1978 0060112646 / 9780060112646 First Hardcover Fine Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Very clean red cloth boards with white 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 endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 328 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has two long closed tears at folds - now enclosed in archival quality removable mylar cover. The story behind the glory and the scandal of Bordeaux. For two centuries a small group of wine merchants (originally from Germany, Britain, and Ireland but living in Bordeaux) dominated the sale of clarets and sauternes for which the Bordeaux region is famous. The Winemasters tells of these families--called the Chartronnais after the district where they lived--and ot their stormy relations with the men who actually grew the grapes and made the wines. 027659

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Not Now But Now, Fisher, M. F. K.
30 Not Now But Now
Fisher, M. F. K.
New York Viking Press 1947 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (Published by Viking Press in August 1947), in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Turquoise cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Very clean with just a couple of tiny faint spots. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 256 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), photo of young M.F.K. Fisher on front inside flap, NO chipping or tears, virtually unworn, with very slight age-toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This is the famous food writer's first novel - the story of a charming but exasperating woman whose devastating and wayward course takes her through a destructive affair with a father and son in Lausanne, an emotional whirlwind of her own making in London, a sinister invasion of a little Ohio town, and a jewel of a life in old San fRancisco. 024825

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The Great Soul Trial, Fuller, John G.
31 The Great Soul Trial
Fuller, John G.
New York Macmillan 1969 First Hardcover Very Good very good Jacket 
First Edition in original dustjacket. Unfaded dark blue cloth boards, faint soiling to rear board, with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean, with hint of yellowing to endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 405 pgs. with index. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny edge nicks and short closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This is the full story of the famous "Ghost Trial of the Century," involving serious and reputable scientists in the search for what happens to man after death. 018293

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Famous Fighters of the Second World War, Green, William
32 Famous Fighters of the Second World War
Green, William
New York Hanover House 1957 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean book in original unclipped dust jacket. Red-orange cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with many black and white photos, drawings. Foreword by Group Captain "Johnnie" Johnson, D.S.O., D.F.C. 128 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has closed tear at top front panel spine edge (someone repaired with clear tape), very small chip at upper corner, small piece of clear tape at bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story and details of legendary fighter aircraft, with a wealth of detailed drawings and a unique collection of photographs. 026843

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The Concise Encyclopedia of Modern World Literature, Grigson, Geoffrey
33 The Concise Encyclopedia of Modern World Literature
Grigson, Geoffrey
New York Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1963 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Slipcase Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean gold endpapers. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. 512 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean gold paper covered slipcase has no cracking or wear. A fantastic reference for the reader of modern fiction and literature--with information and photographs on the writings and lives of famous authors such as G. K. Chesterton, Joseph Conrad, Ray Bradbury, John Galsworthy, Albert Camus, Saul Bellow, Franz Kafka, Henry James, T. E. Lawrence, Jack Kerouac and hundreds more. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Literature. 008974

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Clash of Arms - Stories of Chivalry by Famous Writers, Grove, John
34 Clash of Arms - Stories of Chivalry by Famous Writers
Grove, John
New York Dodd Mead 1931 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Brown cloth boards with black lettering, crossed swords on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean with small ink-stamped previous owner's name on front free endpaper. Foreword by the author. Lovely full color frontispiece illustration by R. Wheeler. 309 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped, has chipping at top spine edge, several small edge chips and closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Timeless stories of the middle ages by Thomas Malory, Thomas Bulfinch, Sir Henry Newbolt, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Washington Irving, C. M. Yonge and more. 026594

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The Illustrated Letter, Hamilton, Charles
35 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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Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage, Hazel Rowley
36 Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage
Hazel Rowley
New York Farrar, Straus And Giroux 2010 0374158576 / 9780374158576 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean bright unclipped dust jacket. Clean charcoal boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean unmarked endpapers. Illustrated with black and white glossy photographs. 345 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025970

Price: 14.00 USD
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The Life of the Empress Josephine, First Wife of Napoleon, Headley, P. C.
37 The Life of the Empress Josephine, First Wife of Napoleon
Headley, P. C.
Derby 1853 Later printing Hardcover Very Good 
Attractive later printing (1853) - decorated red binding. Clean red cloth covered boards with stamped gold decoration on front and rear board and spine, gold lettering on spine. Some fraying at spine ends. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Previous owner name in pencil on front free endpaper. All text block edges are gilt. Pages are clean and bright; light foxing to first few pages. 383 pages. 027987

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Mr. Wizard's Science Secrets, Herbert, Don
38 Mr. Wizard's Science Secrets
Herbert, Don
U.S.A. Popular Mechanics Company 1953 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Fine second printing in fine unclipped original dust jacket. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with small red illustration in lower corner of front board and crisp black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Foreword by Wilbur Beauchamp. Drawings by Robert A. Barker. 264 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Over 150 intriguing science experiments to do at home - from TV's once famous Don Herbert - "Mr. Wizard!" 024020

Price: 25.00 USD
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Excuse it Please, Herford, Oliver
39 Excuse it Please
Herford, Oliver
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1929 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean original jacket. Decorated orange paper covered boards with purple cloth spine, unchipped clean paper title label on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Printed on quality glossy paper, with very nice black and white illustrations by the author throughout. 172 pages. Clean jacket is price clipped on front inside flap, has slight fading to spine and edges, tiny chips at top spine edge, short closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Comedic verse and illustrations by a famous humorist. 021677

Price: 35.00 USD
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Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks - The Most Popular Couple the World has Ever Known, Herndon, Booton
40 Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks - The Most Popular Couple the World has Ever Known
Herndon, Booton
New York Norton 1977 0393075087 / 9780393075083 First Hardcover Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition (first printing, with full number line) in unclipped dust jacket. Beige boards with beige cloth spine, brown lettering on spine. Light soiling (a few small spots to boards), one bumped corner tip with small spot of wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Small previous owner last name at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with wonderful photographs. 324 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has slight wear at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 028046

Price: 18.00 USD
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