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Salt Water Taffy - Or, Twenty Thousand Leagues Away from the Sea, Ford, Corey
21 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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A Woman Commands, Forster, Thilde (novelized by Guy Fowler)
22 A Woman Commands
Forster, Thilde (novelized by Guy Fowler)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1931 Photoplay Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket 
Photoplay edition in original illustrated dust jacket. Maroon cloth boards with green lettering on cover and spine. Hint of very light soiling. No fraying, bumping or fading. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Lovely old previous owner inscription on front free endpaper in pencil. Pages are clean. From the RKO Pathe Photoplay by Thilde Foerster, with illustrations from the motion picture which marks the return to the American screen of Polish stage and screen actress Pola Negri. 239 pages. Dust jacket is clean but has chipping and edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025830

Price: 35.00 USD
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Blood and Banquets - A Berlin Social Diary, Fromm, Bella
23 Blood and Banquets - A Berlin Social Diary
Fromm, Bella
New York Harper & Brothers 1942 Third Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Third Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Beige cloth boards with dark blue lettering small red decoration on spine. No 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 marks. Illustrated with photographs. With an Introduction by Frederick T. Birchall. 332 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), has tin ychip to one corner tip, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. For years Bella Fromm was one of the most prominent members of Berlin's social and diplomatic life. She knew all the important people in Germany, and kept a secret diary of their doings, intrigues, and conversations. This diary was dynamite, so she sent it abroad by diplomatic pouch, and recovered it when she escaped from Germany. Here it is. No other book gives such an intimate and graphic account of personalities, or such a detailed picture of the decadence and creeping terror which marked the transition of German society from a democratic regime to the new dark age of Hitlerism. 026223

Price: 65.00 USD
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The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, Fuhrman, Chris
24 The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
Fuhrman, Chris
Athens, GA/London University of Georgia Press 1994 0-8203-2338-1 / 9780820323381 First Soft Cover Fine No Dustjacket Jacket 
First printing of the softcover edition. Very clean bright comic-style color illustrated cover. No chipping, curling or creasing. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 187 pgs. A coming of age novel which was made into a motion picture; the author of this book died of cancer in 1991--this is his only novel. 013530

Price: 20.00 USD
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Romney Gay's Picture Book of Poems, Gay, Romney
25 Romney Gay's Picture Book of Poems
Gay, Romney
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1946 Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Romney Gay, Illustrator 
Clean illustrated color boards in original dust jacket. No names, writing or marks. Slight wear to top and bottom spine edge, corner tips. Binding is tight, pages are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpapers. Lovely illustrations in color and black and white by the author. A wonderful collection of poems for children by various poets, 36 pages. Dustjacket is clean, unchipped, a few closed corner tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023652

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Pinafore Picture Book - The Story of H.M.S. Pinafore, Gilbert, Sir W. S.
26 The Pinafore Picture Book - The Story of H.M.S. Pinafore
Gilbert, Sir W. S.
New York Macmillan 1908 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Alice B. Woodward, Illustrator 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Blue cloth boards with unrubbed white tall ship decoration on cover with black lettering on cover and spine. Browning to spine and board edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean beautifully decorated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Alice B. Woodward, including 16 lovely color plates and numerous black and white drawings. 131 pages. 027175

Price: 22.00 USD
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Urban Rhapsody: A Picture and Word Portrayal of Our Times, Graham, Robert John
27 Urban Rhapsody: A Picture and Word Portrayal of Our Times
Graham, Robert John
Detroit, MI Harlo 1973 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Very clean blue cloth boards with gold 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. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. 95 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has one short closed edge tear at top of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Poetry about life in urban America. 8vo. Poetry. 012871

Price: 15.00 USD
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Captain Cook and the South Pacific - The Voyage of the "Endeavour" 1768-1771, Gwyther, John
28 Captain Cook and the South Pacific - The Voyage of the "Endeavour" 1768-1771
Gwyther, John
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1955 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First U.S. Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean turquoise cloth boards with gold ship decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Frontispiece picture of the ship "Endeavour" at sea, additional black and white plates. 269 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few small edge chips and short closed edge tears. light dust-soiling to rear panel. Photo portrait and bio of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026630

Price: 25.00 USD
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Madeleine Grown Up - The Autobiography of A French Girl, Henrey, Mrs. Robert
29 Madeleine Grown Up - The Autobiography of A French Girl
Henrey, Mrs. Robert
New York E. P. Dutton 1953 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Dark blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Slight browning to spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No previous owner markings. 320 pages. Dustjacket is not price clipped (4.00 on front inside flap), has 1/3" chipping at base of spine, a few very small edge chips and short closed edge tears, water stain to spine paper. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A sequel to the critically acclaimed book, "The Little Madeleine", this is a frank and flavorsome autobiography of the continuing life of a young French girl living in London (the author, Mrs. Robert Henrey). Seeing the city with curious, eager eyes, Mrs. Henrey creates a truly magnificent picture of London with its sunmny days and fogs, its fashions and moods, its austerities and its beauties. 022322

Price: 25.00 USD
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Wild Oranges, Hergesheimer, Joseph
30 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
31 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
32 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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An Elephant's Ear: The Diary of an American Housewife in Africa, Hicks, Beverly R.
33 An Elephant's Ear: The Diary of an American Housewife in Africa
Hicks, Beverly R.
New York Vantage Press 1973 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition in original unclipped jacket, SIGNED by the author and with a letter signed by the author laid in. Green boards with unchipped silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Signed in upper left corner of front free endpaper by the author: "Best Wishes - I hope you enjoy it. - Beverly Hicks." Illustrated with black and white photographs. 108 pages. Clean dust jacket has slight edge wear, one short closed edge tear; nice photo and brief bio of the author on rear panel, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A delightful and honest picture of what life was like for a woman who went to Kenya with her husband to live in the 1970's. Bob Hicks, her husband, was a surgeon in the "Flying Doctors' Service" and assigned to Nairobi on a fellowship sponsored by the African Medical and Research Foundation. 028024

Price: 50.00 USD
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Picture Stories for Boys, Higham, Mary R.
34 Picture Stories for Boys
Higham, Mary R.
Boston Henry A. Young & Co. 1878 Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Copyright, 1878 on copyright page, no additional printings listed. Clean rust brown decorated cloth boards with charming paste-on illustration of monkey sitting on an open book and peering through reading glasses, gold title box on cover and spine. Spots of wear-through at two lower corner tips, shallow fraying to cloth at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight & square, a little cracking to paper at hinges has been neatly repaired with archival glue. Pretty black and white illustrations throughout. Brief Christmas inscription from 1882 on front free endpaper. 585 pages. A scarce early American children's book. 021705

Price: 50.00 USD
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Seabiscuit: An American Legend, Hillenbrand, Laura
35 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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The Covered Wagon, Hough, Emerson
36 The Covered Wagon
Hough, Emerson
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1922 Photoplay Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Photoplay Edition in clean original dust jacket! Clean brown cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - some cracking at rear hinge has been professionally repaired. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers illustrated with covered wagon trail across the United States. Small previous owner name and date in very light pencil on back of frontispiece. Frontispiece is photo of Emerson Hough, the author, driving a covered wagon. Illustrated with scenes from the Photoplay (A Paramount Motion Picture). 379 pages. Dust jacket is beautifully color illustrated, has slight edge wear and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025826

Price: 50.00 USD
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Tom Brown's School Days, Hughes, Thomas
37 Tom Brown's School Days
Hughes, Thomas
Philadelphia Henry Altemus 1895 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
Beautiful small decorated binding. Size approx. 4-1/4" x 6-1/2". Clean ivory cloth covered boards with gold and green decoration on front and rear boards and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean decorated endpapers. Previous owner name and date (1900) neatly penned on blank fly leaf. Green and red decorated title page, with color frontispiece illustration, black and white illustrations throughout. 352 pages + publisher's advertising at rear of book. A story of English boyhood at Dr. Thomas Arnold's famous Rugby School. A truthful picture of life at Rugby, written from the author's own boyish impressions; and is perhaps the most famous of all English books for boys. 028017

Price: 15.00 USD
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A Johnson Reader, Johnson, Samuel (McAdam, E. L., Jr. & George Milne, Editors )
38 A Johnson Reader
Johnson, Samuel (McAdam, E. L., Jr. & George Milne, Editors )
New York Pantheon 1964 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page, in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean marbled beige boards with rust red cloth spine, bright gold lettering and decoration on spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip, no fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Very tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper; no other marks. 464 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (6.50 on front inside flap), unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears, small surface abrasion from sticker removal at top right corner of front panel which is not very noticeable. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An anthology which offers a full picture of Johnson; his most famous works, including Raselas, the Preface to the Dictionary, the Preface to Shakespeare, and samples of Johnson's poetry, plus pieces on Johnson's thoughts and philosophy on war, slavery, politics and more. 019629

Price: 25.00 USD
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Daddy and I, Jordan, Elizabeth
39 Daddy and I
Jordan, Elizabeth
New York D. Appleton Century Co. 1935 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with (1) on last page of text. Clean yellow cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner label at top right corner of front free endpaper; no other marks. 264 pgs. Clean illustrated dustjacket is slightly age-toned, not price clipped, has shallow edge chipping (up to 1/4" edge chipping, with narrow slightly deeper corner chip at top rear spine corner). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The heroine, a 15 year old girl, tells her own story of her life, ambitions, social circle and community as she sees it, and gives reader a vivid picture of the atmosphere, the human types, the comedies and tragedies that occur in the small New England town of which she writes. 5" x 7-3/4". 017274

Price: 45.00 USD
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Dinosaur Giants Among Giants (Dinosaur Jigsaw Picture Puzzle Book), Joshua Morris Publishing Inc.
40 Dinosaur Giants Among Giants (Dinosaur Jigsaw Picture Puzzle Book)
Joshua Morris Publishing Inc.
New York Derrydale Books (Crown Publishers) 1989 0517662795 / 9780517662793 First Hardcover Fine 
Clean sturdy hardcover book in as new condition, appears unused with all puzzle parts in place. No fading, rubbing, or wear; no marks. Four frame tray puzzles, each made from fifteen sturdy pieces, that vividly recreate prehistoric life on Earth. Illustrated chronological charts that place dinosaurs in their correct time period and era. Fun and fascinating facts about dinosaurs at the end of the book. Realistic and vivid puzzles offer children a new dimension in learning while providing hours of playtime fun. 025958

Price: 20.00 USD
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