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The Vicious Circle - Mystery and Crime Stories by Members of the Algonquin Round Table, Penzler, Otto
81 The Vicious Circle - Mystery and Crime Stories by Members of the Algonquin Round Table
Penzler, Otto
New York Pegasus Books 2007 1933648678 / 9781933648675 Unknown Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean book and dust jacket. Black paper-covered boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean; previous owner name written in pen on front paste-down. 205 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, slightest hint of edge wear. No price on jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. With the possible exception of the expatriate writers living in Paris in the 1920s, no single group of American literary figures has achieved as much fame or notoriety as the New York sophisticates who met to eat, drink (mostly drink), and attempt to outshine each other as members of what came to be called the Algonquin Round Table. 026011

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Then and Now - The Wonders of the Ancient World Brought to Life in Vivid See-Through Reconstructions, Perring, Stefania and Dominic Perring
82 Then and Now - The Wonders of the Ancient World Brought to Life in Vivid See-Through Reconstructions
Perring, Stefania and Dominic Perring
New York Macmillan 1991 0025994611 / 9780025994614 First Hardcover Fine 
Very clean, glossy hardcover book. Spiral binding. No names, writing or marks. All pages clean and bright, color illustrations with transparent overlays showing twenty important ruins of the world in their original glory. Accompanying text describes each site and explains every element in the scene, placing it in its historical and cultural context. Additional illustrations and diagrams highlight further details. 144 pages. Sites include the Acropolis, the Roman Colosseum, Machu Picchu, The Forum, Mesa Verde, and many more. 026652

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Mushroom: The Story of the A-Bomb Kid, Phillips, John Aristotle and David Michaelis
83 Mushroom: The Story of the A-Bomb Kid
Phillips, John Aristotle and David Michaelis
New York William Morrow 1978 0-688-03351-2 / 9780688033514 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean red boards with clean black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Slight fading at top outside edge. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 287 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with 1" closed tear at base of front flap fold, hint of fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. John Aristotle Phillips is the Princeton student who became world-famous when he designed an atomic bomb both to demonstrate the dangers of the proliferation of nuclear weapons and to fulfill his academic requirements. 8vo. Nuclear Proliferation. 013609

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For Authors Only And Other Gloomy Essays, Roberts, Kenneth
84 For Authors Only And Other Gloomy Essays
Roberts, Kenneth
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1936 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket Signed
Later printing of the First Edition, inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper. Clean unfaded dark blue cloth boards with blind-stamped diamond and star decoration on cover and spine, bright gold anchor, quill and telescope decoration on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (a few tiny water spots to top page edges). Inscribed by the author: "For Clarence L. Sibley with the Very Best Wishes of Kenneth Roberts - Kennebunkport, ME., July 10th, 1939." Small tasteful bookplate of famous Robertson collector (Comstock) on front fixed endpaper. 446 pgs. Published October 2, 1936 (fourth printing). Dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, small surface scrape on spine well below author's name (smaller than a dime), two small pieces of tape on rear spine fold, closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 017485

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Ether and Me or "Just Relax", Rogers, Will
85 Ether and Me or "Just Relax"
Rogers, Will
New York G. P. Putnam 1929 Later printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Seventh printing of the first edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean illustrated boards (illustrated by Herbert Johnson). Chipping at top spine edge, slight wear to corners. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Very small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. Text illustrations by Grim Natwick. 77 Pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (1.00 on front inside flap), has some edge chipping and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A humorous take on surgical operations and hospital stays from one who experienced it - famous humorist Will Rogers. 025552

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Welcome to Junior's! Remembering Brooklyn With Recipes and Memories from Its Favorite Restaurant, Rosen, Marvin & Walter (with Beth Allen)
86 Welcome to Junior's! Remembering Brooklyn With Recipes and Memories from Its Favorite Restaurant
Rosen, Marvin & Walter (with Beth Allen)
New York William Morrow 1999 0688159001 / 9780688159009 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean original dust jacket. Clean black boards with orange lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean photo-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Historical text by Judith Blahnik. Beautifully illustrated with many historical photographs. Tons of great recipes for everything from soup to cheesecake from the famous Brooklyn, New York restaurant. 342 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, one tiny closed edge tear; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Gift quality. Not only is this a superb memory book to treasure, but a cookbook with over one hundred favorite recipes that allow you to re-create a small slice of Junior's right in your own kitchen. 027913

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Charmers & Cranks - Twelve Famous American Women Who Defied the Conventions, Ross, Ishbel
87 Charmers & Cranks - Twelve Famous American Women Who Defied the Conventions
Ross, Ishbel
Harper & Row 1965 First Cloth Bds Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
306 pgs. VG+ in Nr fine DJ - protected in new mylar cover. Book is blue cloth. Owner's name inside.Women. 001336

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Charmers & Cranks: Twelve Famous American Women Who Defied the Conventions, Ross, Ishbel
88 Charmers & Cranks: Twelve Famous American Women Who Defied the Conventions
Ross, Ishbel
New York Harper & Row 1965 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean blue cloth boards with names of twelve women blind-stamped on cover, gold lettering on spine. Hint of fading to edges. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 306 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, slight wear and two tiny closed edge tears at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Women. 017315

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The Historical Nights' Entertainment, Sabatini, Rafael
89 The Historical Nights' Entertainment
Sabatini, Rafael
Boston / New York Houghton Mifflin 1938 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition (copyright 1938, with 1938 on title page) in unclipped original jacket. Clean red cloth boards with gold decorative square on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers with small previous owner name neatly penned on front fixed endpaper. 296 pp. Dustjacket is clean, not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), slight edge wear and a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Strange tales from history retold, keeping narrowly to the fact, but presented with all the liveliness of fiction in a selection of dramatic or bizarre episodes from actual history involving such persons as Catherine of Russia, Catherine de' Medici, Christine of Sweden, Elizabeth of England. Scarce book in jacket. 020868

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Even more for your Garden, Sackville-West, V.
90 Even more for your Garden
Sackville-West, V.
London Michael Joseph 1958 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped original jacket. Clean unfaded turquoise cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean; front free endpaper has previous owner bookplate and a little surface scraping. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 199 pages with index. Clean dust jacket designed by Ashley Pope is not price clipped, has a few very small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The fourth collection of Sackville-West's famous "Observer" articles on gardening. 028051

Price: 100.00 USD
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V. Sackville-West's Garden Book, Sackville-West, V. (Philippa Nicolson, Editor)
91 V. Sackville-West's Garden Book
Sackville-West, V. (Philippa Nicolson, Editor)
New York Atheneum 1968 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First American Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped original jacket. Very clean rust cloth boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date in pencil on front free endpaper. Color photo frontis illustration + twenty-two additional color and black and white illustrations. 250 pages with index. Clean jacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), no chips, two very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A horticultural memoir of the great author and creator of the famous garden at Sissinghurst. 022440

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92 Snapdragon: A Collection of Queer Stories
Savill, Mervyn
London Arthur Barker Ltd. 1955 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean burgundy cloth boards with small dragon decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. Hint of lightest wear at base of spine, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 235 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slight wear at top and bottom spine edge, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A collection of strange and curious stories by such famous names at Gautier, Blazac, Hauptmann, Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Pirandello, etc. Very few of these have appeared in previous anthologies. 8vo. Short Stories. 014916

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The Man Born to be King, Sayers, Dorothy L.
93 The Man Born to be King
Sayers, Dorothy L.
London Gollancz 1943 Fourth printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Fourth printing of the first edition (December, 1943) in original jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, corners are sharp and unworn. Hint of fading to spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Brief previous owner inscription neatly penned on front free endpaper. 343 pages. Dust jacket has a few tiny closed tears at top spine edge, light foxing, mostly to rear panel. Publisher's printed price of 10/6 net on spine of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Text of Miss Sayers' famous series of broadcast plays on the life of Christ together with notes on the action and characters, an introduction by Sayers; a foreword by Dr. Welch of the BBC, giving the history and controversy aroused; a brief note on the production by Val Gielgud, and the complete cast for each play. 023060

Price: 40.00 USD
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94 Golden Shadows, Flying Hooves
Schaller, George B.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1973 0-394-47243-8 / 9780394472430 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with blind-stamped illustration and lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean illustrated endpapers (small previous owner name/date on lower corner of front free endpaper). Pages and edges are clean. 287 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with very slight edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "The full personal story behind his now famous study about lion behavior--what it was like to live for three years in the wild plains of Tanzania, with his wife and sons, conducting close-up observations of the great African predators". 009035

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Chitter Chat Stories, Self, Margaret Cabell
95 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

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Horseman's Encyclopedia, Self, Margaret Cabell
96 The Horseman's Encyclopedia
Self, Margaret Cabell
New York A. S. Barnes & Co. 1946 Thirteenth Printing Hardcover Very Good+ very good Jacket 
Clean gray cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Slightest hint of browning to edges. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean bright endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 519 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has small edge chips, a few very short closed edge tears, clean with a few very faint water spots to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Over a thousand questions covering every phase of riding and horses are answered in this book in simplem direct language. More than a hundred illustrations amplify the text. Western, hunting and racing terms, names of famous horses, American Hunt Clubs, top polo players, harness records and many other interesting facts. A whole library of equine knowledge in one book. 017696

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Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan - Major Barbara - Androcles and the Lion, Shaw, Bernard
97 Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan - Major Barbara - Androcles and the Lion
Shaw, Bernard
New York Modern Library 1956 Early printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Modern Library No. 294 in dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean red cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with black top-stained upper page edges. Clean Kent style endpapers; small previous owner name on back side corner of front free endpaper. Complete and unabnridges with the famous Prefaces. 479 pages. Dust jacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, has light soiling, small chip at top left spine corner. 388 titles listed on inverse of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024052

Price: 15.00 USD
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Sixty Years of Theatre, Short, Ernest
98 Sixty Years of Theatre
Short, Ernest
London Eyre & Spottiswoode 1951 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean bright endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 402 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with just a hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A theatrical omnibus, covering the plays, the players, the producers, famous theatres and their history, famous actor managerand their companies. The writer's knowledge is encyclopaedic, his tast catholic and he has, as all reviewers testify, the power of communicating his own enthusiasm. 8vo. Theater. 015882

Price: 25.00 USD
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Romantic Castles and Palaces - As Seen and Described by Famous Writers, Singleton, Esther
99 Romantic Castles and Palaces - As Seen and Described by Famous Writers
Singleton, Esther
New York Dodd Mead 1901 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
Stated First Edition, clean and bright decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram AM - Alice C. Morse). Clean green cloth boards with lots of unrubbed gold decoration, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges, clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated throughout with black and white plates. 395 pages. 026059

Price: 30.00 USD
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100 The Detectives: Crime and Detection in Fact and Fiction
Smyth, Frank and Myles Ludwig
Philadelphia/New York J. B. Lippincott 1978 0-397-01253-5 / 9780397012534 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with red and white lettering on cover and spine. Very light corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 191 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny closed corner tears. Enclosed in new mylar cover. The history of detectives and remarkable true cases, plus the detective in famous fiction. 8-1/2 x 11". True Crime. 008660

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