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1 Elephants Arrive at Half-past Five
Chase, Ilka
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1963 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Later printing of the first edition, SIGNED by Ilka Chase, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear to corners at base of spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No previous owner markings. Signed on half-title page by author: "Ilka Chase". Illustrated with black and white photographs. 269 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, no chips, hint of very slight edge wear. Nice photo of author astride a camel on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Ilka Chase and her husband, Dr. Norton Brown, take the reader on a photo-safari through East Africa. 026332

Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Fresh From the Laundry
Chase, Ilka
Garden City Doubleday 1967 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Later printing of the first edition. Clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean decorated endpapers; very small return address label on front fixed endpaper. 230 pgs. Illustrated with 24 pages of black and white photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slight wear and short closed edge tears at top and bottom spine edges; author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Ilka Chase's travel adventures in the Balkans. 018743

Price: 15.00 USD
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3 The Sounds of Home
Chase, Ilka
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1971 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, very light bump to one corner. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers illustrated with family tree of characters; no names, writing or bookplates. 264 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, mere hint of slight edge wear. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Typed review and related newspaper article laid in. 8vo. Fiction. 016746

Price: 20.00 USD
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4 The Varied Airs of Spring
Chase, Ilka
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1969 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, inscribed and signed by author. Clean beige cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and SIGNED by Ilka Chase on half-title page: "For Dear Don - Living proof that bankers do not have bones of steel, hearts of concrete, veins filled with acid instead of blood and that the eye that weeps is the glass one - Fond Good Wishes, Ilka - January 1969." Clean dustjacket is slightly age toned, unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with slight wear at top spine edge. Lovely photo of Ilka Chase on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Travel adventures in Africa and the Mediterranean -- amusing, anecdotal, informative, in the best Ilka Chase style. 8vo. Adventure. 016048

Price: 55.00 USD
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5 Three Men on the Left Hand
Chase, Ilka
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1960 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean gray boards with pink spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking. Very slight lean. Pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 282 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edge and corner wear. Enclosed in new mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 008975

Price: 10.00 USD
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