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Paths of Glory, Cobb, Humphrey
61 Paths of Glory
Cobb, Humphrey
New York Viking Press 1935 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped first issue jacket. Clean blue and rose cloth boards with gold title box across front board and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; previous owner name neatly penned on front fixed endpaper. 265 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has some edge wear and very small edge chips, small surface scrape below title on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Anti-war novel in World War I setting, made into award-winning MGM movie (1957) directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Kirk Douglas. 022088

Price: 100.00 USD
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Everest - Mountain Without Mercy, Coburn, Broughton
62 Everest - Mountain Without Mercy
Coburn, Broughton
National Geographic Society 1997 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Beautifully clean book and dust jacket, SIGNED by one of the climber's featured in the book. Large book - size approx. 9-1/2" x 12". Very clean, unfaded dark blue cloth boards with white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no previous owner markings. Introduction by Tim Cahill. Signed "Araceli" with a small drawing on page 32 next to Araceli Segarra's photo; again signed "Araceli" with a mountain drawing on page 233 next to her photograph. Beautifully illustrated with spectacular Imax camera images from the motion picture, "Everest." Afterword by David Breashears. 256 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Some additional Everest ephemera laid in. It took 2 years to perfect the specially modified IMAX camera and the team of photographers, filmmakers, scientists, and climbers who would work together to get it to the summit of Mt. Everest. It took two monthsto acclimate to the thin air and prepare for the final assault on the Death Zone--a region so high that without acclimatization, humans die within minutes. It took barely two terrifying days for the mountain to claim eight lives and turn the Everest Film Expedition team led by world-class mountaineer and award-winning filmmaker David Breashears, into eyewitnesses--and lifesavers--caught up in a tragedy that made headlines around the world. Here is a stunning portrait of the most majestic mountain on earth and a riveting firsthand account of the men and women who dare to challenge it. 026246

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Keyhole - Inn-Sights: An Uninhibited Peek Into the Hotel World, Coffman, C. DeWitt and John Keasler
63 Keyhole - Inn-Sights: An Uninhibited Peek Into the Hotel World
Coffman, C. DeWitt and John Keasler
Englewood Cliffs Prentice Hall 1972 0-13-514836-7 / 9780135148365 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Don Wright, Illustrator 
First Edition. Clean red cloth boards with metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking, very slightly cocked. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 207 pgs. with cartoons by Don Wright. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, has short closed edge tear at top front flap fold edge, slight fading to spine, not price clipped (later price mark entered in red ink next to publisher's). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Hilarious insights gathered together in this uninhibited look at the hotel business written by a top industry spokesman and popular syndicated columnist. As the author puts it: "The inn is a home for strangers and strangers can get fairly strange." 8vo. Hotels. 016643

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Fine Food, Wine, and Pickled Pine - The Story of Coventry Forge Inn, Cole, Ann Kilborn
64 Fine Food, Wine, and Pickled Pine - The Story of Coventry Forge Inn
Cole, Ann Kilborn
New York David McKay 1962 First Hardcover Very Good very good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Light dust soiling to cloth boards. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 211 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has small edge chips, closed edge tears, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. How the author and her son turned an old country house in Pennsylvania into a profitable, going restaurant. 026563

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This King Business, Collins, Frederick
65 This King Business
Collins, Frederick
New York Century Company 1923 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding in original dust jacket (signed binding - CS monogram on cover of both book and jacket). Clean orange cloth boards with blue and black decorative title box on cover, small blue and black decoration on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs. 220 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author takes reader behind the thrones of Europe and into the day to day life of Royalty, including the Prince of Wales, as well as the dynasties of Spaine, Italy, Belgium, Holland and Denmark, Austria, Rumania and more. 024260

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Prizzi's Honor, Condon, Richard
66 Prizzi's Honor
Condon, Richard
New York Coward, Mccann & Geoghegan 1982 0698111435 / 9780698111431 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean pale gray boards with black cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean decorated endpapers (the Prizzi family tree). No names, writing or marks. 316 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped(13.95 on front inside flap), no tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024493

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Kramer Versus Kramer, Corman, Avery
67 Kramer Versus Kramer
Corman, Avery
New York Random House 1977 0-394-41053-X / 9780394410531 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Very clean orange boards with clean beige cloth spine, 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. 233 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Captivating novel about a man who is deserted by his wife and left to care for his four-year old son; made into a blockbuster movie in 1979 starring Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman which won five Oscars. 8vo. Fiction. 013922

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Sergeant York and His People, Cowan, Sam K.
68 Sergeant York and His People
Cowan, Sam K.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1922 Photoplay Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Photoplay edition in clean original jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean green top-stained page edges. Small article with photo of Alvin C. York (Sgt. York) taped to front free endpaper. 292 pgs. Clean dustjacket illustrated with large photo of Gary Cooper as Sergeant York in the Warner Brothers movie. Very small chip at top corner of front panel near spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A very clean collectible quality copy. 018943

Price: 35.00 USD
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A Hive of Bees, Crompton, John
69 A Hive of Bees
Crompton, John
Garden City Doubleday 1958 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket A. E. Bestall, Illustrator 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page in unclipped original jacket. Clean bright yellow cloth boards with small swarm of bees on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 180 pp. Illustrations by A. E. Bestall. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.75 on front inside flap), unchipped, slight age toning, surface wear to front spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fascinating inquiry into the life of the bee, by naturalist John Crompton. This book is extremely difficult to find in clean condition. 019584

Price: 125.00 USD
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Island at the End of the World, Crouzat, Henri
70 Island at the End of the World
Crouzat, Henri
New York Duell, Sloan, & Pierce 1959 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Scarce first edition, first printing in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded rust brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 214 pp. Jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), with tiny closed tear and hint of wear at upper spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Shipwrecked when their hospital ship is torpedoed, a young officer of the French Air Force and three English nurses find themselves marooned on a tiny island in the Indian Ocean. This book was made into a French film in 1959 titled L’île du bout du monde, directed by Edmond T. Gréville, and was later brought to the U.S. as a movie called TEMPTATION. 019516

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Back to God's Country, Curwood, James Oliver
71 Back to God's Country
Curwood, James Oliver
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1920 Photoplay Edition Hardcover Good Good Jacket 
Photoplay edition in original dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Very slight discoloration to spine from contact with dust jacket; small puncture to rear board. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean, but endpapers have some browning/foxing and a small return address label at top of front free endpaper, name and date 1924 neatly penned on front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white scenes from the movie. 274 pages. Dust jacket is color illustrated with scene from the movie, is slightly age-toned, has small edge and corner chips, nearly separated at front spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of a Great Dane dog, protective of his friend Dolores, both icebound in the far North with a couple of men feuding over the lady. 027397

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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Dante Alighieri
72 The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri
Dante Alighieri
New York The Heritage Press 1944 First Hardcover Near Fine 
Heritage Press edition in clean original slipcase. Translated into English verse by Melville Best Anderson; with Notes and Elucidations by the Translator, an Introduction by Arthur Livingston, and Thirty-two Drawings by William Blake (printed for the first time). Includes Heritage Press "Sandglass" pamphlet. Very clean red and black patterned cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, slight fading to spine cloth. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Beautifully illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 492 pages. Clean black slipcase has tiny spots of corner wear, no cracking. 027283

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Letters from my Mill, Daudet, Alphonse
73 Letters from my Mill
Daudet, Alphonse
New York Dodd Mead 1893 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Madame Madeleine Lemaire, Illustrator 
First Limited Edition, this is No. 110 of Two Hundred and Fifty Copies on Large Paper, printed in the month of October, 1893. Hand numbered and signed by printer John Wilson & Son. Translated by Frank Hunter Potter. With Illustrations by Madame Madeleine Lemaire (full page color illustrations with printed tissue guards). Decorative headpieces by George Wharton Edwards. Decorated American trade binding - white cloth with silver and gold decoration and lettering on cover and spine. Moderate overall soiling to cloth; wear to cloth (surface chipping) at head and tail of spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Deckled page edges. Previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. One page (101-102 has closed tear approx. 3" from edge extending slightly into text.) 263 pages. 024002

Price: 250.00 USD
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Out of the Red Bush, Daugherty, Kermit
74 Out of the Red Bush
Daugherty, Kermit
Cleveland / New York World Publishing Company 1954 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket Signed
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, SIGNED by author, in clean original dust jacket. Burgundy cloth boards with gold and red-orange lettering on cover, gold lettering and small red-orange decoration on spine. Tiny bit of fading at uppermost edge of spine, with 1/8" closed tear at top edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and boldly signed by author on front free endpaper: "Friend Paul - Greetings and all good wishes. - Kermit Daugherty." Small date stamp at top corner of front free endpaper (July 29, 1954). 251 pages + one page "About the Author." Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), has small chips at top spine edge extending slightly into rear panel, very small chip at lower corner tip, tiny chip to lower spine. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of the Red Brush Country of southern Ohio at the turn of the 19th Century, when it was a pocket of resistance to the outside world, a throwback to the self-contained communities of pioneer days. 021590

Price: 85.00 USD
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Adventure (Originally published as The Anointed), Davis, Clyde Brion
75 Adventure (Originally published as The Anointed)
Davis, Clyde Brion
Cleveland / New York World Publishing Company 1946 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Printing (January 1946) of the Forum Books Motion Picture Edition, in original dust jacket. Black cloth boards with gold lettering, blue and gold Forum Books logo on cover; blue title box with gold vertical lettering on spine. Very light soiling. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean photo-illustrated endpapers (Greer Garson and Clark Gable on front and rear endpapers). No names, writing or marks. Small ariticle about the MGM motion picture is lightly taped onto front free endpaper. Pages are clean, but tanned. 183 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has some fading to spine and edges, small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of youth and romance, on which the MGM film was based starring Clark Gable and Greer Garson, with Joan Blondell and Thomas Mitchell. 023934

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Caravansary Alone in Moslem Places, De Combray, Richard
76 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

Price: 25.00 USD
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MEANT TO BE WILD: The Struggle to Save Endangered Species Through Captive Breeding, DeBlieu, Jan
77 MEANT TO BE WILD: The Struggle to Save Endangered Species Through Captive Breeding
DeBlieu, Jan
Golden, Colorado Fulcrum Publishing 1991 1555910742 / 9781555910747 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unchipped jacket and SIGNED by the author. Very clean unfaded rust brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean light brown endpapers. Inscribed and signed on half-title page by the author: "Doris, Who shares my love for wolves and wild things. This book is a present from Joan & Jack. Merry Christmas. Warm Regards, Jan DeBlieu." Illustrated with photographs. 302 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. So many creatuares now face extinction that biologists have turned in desperation to raising rare animals in cages, in the hope that they can one day be released back into their native habitats. Meant To Be Wild tells the story of the North American animals that have been taken prisoner out of necessity in order to sustain their species. 024079

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Beating Winter, Devine, J. F.
78 Beating Winter
Devine, J. F.
Goshen, NY Goshen Democrat Printing Company First Hard Cover Very Good+ Good Jacket Signed
Signed by Author, First Edition in jacket. Very clean burgundy cloth boards with stamped leafy texture decoration over all, bright gilt lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, but 1/4" or less tiny closed tear at center base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. INSCRIBED presentation copy: "To Don: Holiday greeting with pleasant recollections of your many courtesies to my family and to me" - J. F. Devine - Jan. 1934". 66 illustrations (photographs) and 7 maps. 336 pgs. "This is an account of the principal rovings of a Mediterranean cruise party, and an added appendix of a tour into sixteen countries in Central Europe. It is a meager description of the world-renowned spots visited, taking up in a brief way the history of the countries, the genesis of the people and our daily doings" (from the title page). Clean dustjacket has some loss at top of spine and along top edge of front panel, small chips and several short closed tears to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Travel. 008218

Price: 40.00 USD
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Into Your Tent I'll Creep, DeVries, Peter
79 Into Your Tent I'll Creep
DeVries, Peter
Boston Little Brown 1971 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean green boards with clean turquoise spine, gold lettering and small illustration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blue endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 244 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A hilarious view on romantic relationships. 8vo. Fiction. 016708

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Clansman, Dixon, Thomas Jr.
80 The Clansman
Dixon, Thomas Jr.
New York Triangle Books 1941 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Triangle Books Edition in illustrated dust jacket. The book from which the great movie, BIRTH OF A NATION, was made. Clean turquoise cloth boards with blue decoration on cover, blue lettering and small decoration on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slightly tanned). Previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. 374 pages. Clean dust jacket has small surface scrape at lower left corner of front panel, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A reprint edition of one of the best-selling historical novels of all time. An historical romance laid in the South during the days just after the Civil War. Just as Gone With the Wind tells the story of the South during the Civil War, so this famous novel tells the story of the South in the terrifying days of the Reconstruction Era. 027018

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