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A Woman Commands, Forster, Thilde (novelized by Guy Fowler)
21 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
22 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
23 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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The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, Fuhrman, Chris
24 The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
Fuhrman, Chris
Bogart, Georgia, U.S.A. Univ of Georgia Press 1994 0-8203-1632-6 / 9780820316321 First Hard Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Book is as new, with clean unfaded purple cloth boards, black lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 187 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no chipping, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An acclaimed novel of youth and its anarchic joy set in Savannah, Georgia in the early 1970s. Made into a motion picture (2002) starring Emile Hirsch, Kieran Culkin, and Jodie Foster. The author died shortly after completing this book. 6" x 9". Fiction. 017391

Price: 65.00 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: 250.00 USD
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Picture Stories for Boys, Higham, Mary R.
32 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
33 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
34 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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A Johnson Reader, Johnson, Samuel (McAdam, E. L., Jr. & George Milne, Editors )
35 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
36 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.
37 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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Red River Shadows, Knox, Olive
38 Red River Shadows
Knox, Olive
Toronto Macmillan 1948 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED (twice) by author, in clean original dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no previous owner markings. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page as follows: "Regards to Earl V. Chapin from Olive Knox"; also signed by author on title page: "Sincerely yours - Olive Knox." 303 pages with glossary. Clean dust jacket is price clipped on corner of front inside flap, has slight edge wear, short closed tear with associated corner crease at rear panel. Lovely photo of author and short bio on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A charming love story set against authentic history of frontier Canada. Set in 1818-1849 when a voyageur sets out into the Canadian West. A vivid picture of the undaunted early settlers enduring famine and flood and the heavy burden of the fur company's monopoly. 025440

Price: 30.00 USD
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Kintaro's Adventures - Picture Plays for Kingergarten - School - Home, Kume, Genichi
39 Kintaro's Adventures - Picture Plays for Kingergarten - School - Home
Kume, Genichi
Charles E. Tuttle Company 1964 First softcover Very Good+ Jyu Nonoguchi, Illustrator 
Twenty full color panels in excellent condition, in original cardboard envelope, original instructions enclosed. Illustrations by Jyu Nonoguchi. Beautiful story panels with text on rear of each panel to be read by storyteller. 023806

Price: 30.00 USD
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Hank of Lost Nugget Creek, Langdale, H. R.
40 Hank of Lost Nugget Creek
Langdale, H. R.
New York E. P. Dutton 1949 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket George Avison, Illustrator 
Clean unfaded orange cloth boards with illustration of a boy and a horse on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 187 pgs. Illustrated by George Avison. Clean illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny chips at spine corners, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A boy's adventure story -- the tale of a boy who participated in the great trek westward after gold, was lost on the trail to California, captured by outlaws and then managed to escape. Historically accurate, painted in broad, bold colors, a picture of early California for young adult readers. A Junior Literary Guild selection. 018206

Price: 18.00 USD
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