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The Fool's Progress, Abbey, Edward
1 Abbey, Edward The Fool's Progress
New York Henry Holt 1988 0805009213 / 9780805009217 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Plus Very Good 
New York: Henry Holt, 1988 485 pp. True first with points as described in McBride. Text is clean, tight and unmarked save for a gift inscription on FFP. Boards are clean, bright and undamaged. DJ is bright, intact with slight rubbing. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Ambler, Eric Doctor Frigo
New York, New York, U.S.A. Atheneum 1974 0689106092 / 9780689106095 First Edition Hardcover Fine Good + 
New York, New York, U.S.A.: Atheneum, 1974 311 pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Blue and yellow cloth boards are very clean with the lightest of bumping at the spine ends. DJ is bright but with a touch of yellowing to extremities. There is a moisture stain at the bottom of the dust jacket's spine and some fraying along the edges. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Good +. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 26.00 USD
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3 Arnosky, Jim Nathaniel
Reading, MA Addison-Wesley 1978 0201001713 / 9780201001716 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good + Arnosky, Jim Signed
Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1978 Three picture stories and two letters describe a man's reclusive life in the New England woods.With B&W drawings throughout. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, red cloth boards have one lightly bumped corner. Signed by author with dedication on flyleaf. Dj is clean and bright with two short closed tears. 6 1/4 "x 7 1/2". Signed by Author(s). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good +. Illus. by Arnosky, Jim. 6 1/4 "x 7 1/2". Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 53.00 USD
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4 Baldwin, James The Evidence ofThings Not Seen
New York Holt Rinehart Winston 1985 0030055296 / 9780030055294 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good + 
New York: Holt Rinehart Winston, 1985 125 pp. Text is clean, tight, unmarked, pristine. Black paper boards with silver stamping on spine are "as new," DJ is clean, intact with a little surface rubbing. not price-clipped. In mylar jacket. A very handsome copy.. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good +. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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5 Bartalis, Janos Fold a Parnam (erdelyi bukolikak)
Romania Eedelyi Szepmives Ceh 1930 Presumed First Hardcover Good No Jacket 
Romania: Eedelyi Szepmives Ceh, 1930 89, vi pp. Text in Hungarian. Seems to be number 167 of a limited edition with a subscription list after the text. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Paper boards with a green and beige marbled pattern and quarter-bound green leather spine with title on red lozenge are Good, rubbed along edges with some loss of material. My Hungarian is nonexistant so if there are any questions I can send scans. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Presumed First. Decorative Paper Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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6 Beerbohm, Max The Incomparable Max A Selection
London Heinemann 1962 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good 
London: Heinemann, 1962 363 pp. introduced by Sir Sidney Roberts with one of Beerbohm's caricatures in B&W frontis. Spanning from 1896 to 1946, the selections are from "The Works of Max Beerbohm, " " More," " A Variety of Things, " "Around Theatres," "A Christmas Garland,", "Seven Men,"m "And Even Now," and "Mainly on the Air." Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Page edges are sunned. Black buckram boards are clean and undamaged. DJ is rubbed and chipped, not price clipped. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Inside Benchley, Benchley, Robert
7 Benchley, Robert Inside Benchley
New York Harper & Bros. 1942 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Williams, Gluyas 
New York: Harper & Bros., 1942 316 pp with B&W illustrations in text. Humor essays and a bibliography and "a glossary of kin, native and technical terms -" that have to be read to be believed. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. red boards have a small caracature of Benchly on the front. Boards are clean, square and bright.. Stated First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Williams, Gluyas. First Edition. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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8 Benchley,Robert The Benchley Roundup A Selection By Nathaniel Benchley of His Favorites
New York Harper & Brothers 1954 Stated First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Williams, Gluyas 
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1954 333 PP. Robert Benchley's essays from 1915 to 1945 selected by his son, Nathaniel. With comic illustrations by Gluyas Williams. Text is clean, tight, unmarked. The orange boards with black cloth spine have a drawing of Benchley in black and yellow lassoing the title. The gold-stamped spine is somewhat faded. Overall, a very good copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Stated First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Williams, Gluyas. First Edition. 
Price: 34.00 USD
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9 Bentley, Eric In Search of Theater
New York Alfred Knopf 1953 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Alfred Knopf, 1953 Text is clean, tight, unmarked. Beige boards with gold stamping have corners bumped, spine lightly sunned and rubbed. 411 pp plus index, 24 B&W plates plus seven line drawings. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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10 Cooke, Alistair Garbo and the Night Watchman
New York McGraw Hill 1971 First Thus Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: McGraw Hill, 1971 285 pp with an annotated index. 140 B&W photos. Printed on extra-heavy stock. In 1936 Alistair Cooke invited eight fellow-critics to join him in in what he conceived to be " a casual chronicle of pleasure and pain in the movies." That it turned out to be more than casual is due to the surpassing skills of the nine writers. Here is Graham Greene, then film critic for the Spectator, writing about Bing Crosby, whom he describes as representing " permanat, if disagreeable human characteristics of nostgalgia and self-pity." Read Meyer Levin's savage and accurate diatribe about American patriotic movies. There is great critical and historical value in noting how writers of this calibre reacted in the '30's to Soviet films, to "Modern Times", "Camille," and "KingKong." For this new edition of a book first published in 1937, Cooke has provided a Foreword which looks both foreward and backward, and an annotated index citing technical details of the films discussed in the essays. Text is super clean, tight and unmarked. Bookseller Larry Edmonds stamp on front endpaper. Black boards with stamped silver title are "as New." DJ designed by Milton Glaser is clean, bright, no chips at all, with the slightest yellowing along edges. Price unclipped. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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11 Cox, William D. (ed) Boxing in Art and Literature
New York Reynal & Hitchcock 1935 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket as Published 
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1935 227 pp. with 45 B&W illustrations. Exceptionally handsome collection of prizefighting stories. Printed on cream laid. Green cloth boards with rust-colored cloth spine. Title on a paper sticker on front board and spine, sticker on spine is a little ragged at edges. Some bumping to extremities otherwise very clean. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket as Published. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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12 Deans, Marjorie Meeting at the Sphinx Gabriel Pascal's Production of Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra With Forewords By Both the Author and Producer
MacDonald & Co 1946 First Edition. Hardcover Good No Jacket Newton, Wilfred 
MacDonald & Co, 1946 An account of the making of the film, "Caesar and Cleopatra" starring Vivian Leigh, Claude Rains, and Stewart Grainger with extensive commentary by both Shaw and Pascal. With 33 color gravure illustrations and 31 B&W plates by photographer Wilfred Newton. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. The red cloth boards with pastedown of Michelangelo's Sybil on the front are bumped at corners, slightly bowed and appear to have been bent in the past. There is a sticker from MacDonald & Co New York on the flyleaf and two stamps indicating that this copy was the property of the Max Pfeffer Literary Agency, 45 W. 45th St., NYC. There is also a stamp on the back of the frontpiece stating, "Received Sept 27 1946 Copyright Office." I belive that MacDonald & Co. used this English edition copy to establish the copyright in the United States. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Newton, Wilfred. First Edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Deliverance, Dickey, James
13 Dickey, James Deliverance
Boston Houghton Mifflin Co. 1970 First Printing. Hardcover Very Good + Very Good 
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1970 278 pp. First printing"C". Text is tight and unmarked except for pp 21-22 where a bit of the green edge dye has penetrated onto the pages for about 3/4 of an inch. Top edges are green with some small water spots near spine. Beige boards with green stamped printing are "fine." Black DJ with green eye plus author's portrait on back is "VG" with several closed tears and rubbing along edges. Price clipped. The DJ's colors are bright with no fading. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Printing.. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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The Mountain of Gold, Evens, Max
14 Evens, Max The Mountain of Gold
Dunwoody, GA Norman S.Berg 1965 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Cabot, Hugh Signed
Dunwoody, GA: Norman S.Berg, 1965 77 pp with B&W line drawings in text. text is clean, tight and unmarked. By the author of "The Rounders." Max Evans' signature on half-title page. Green cloth boards are clean and undamaged, a little bumped at spine ends.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Cabot, Hugh. First Edition. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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$1000 a Week and Other Stories Signed By James Farrell, Farrell, James
15 Farrell, James $1000 a Week and Other Stories Signed By James Farrell
New York The Vanguard Press 1942 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Signed
New York: The Vanguard Press, 1942 An excellent copy of a rare title with a dedication on flyleaf "To Nunnally Johnson, cordially from Farrell." Text is immaculate, endpapers and page edges slightly yellowed. Blue cloth boards with a JF logo stamped in black are slightly faded and bumped along spine. Pictures on request. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dedication By Author. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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16 Finkelstein, Nat Andy Warhol The Factory Years
New York, NY St. Martin's Press 1989 0312028571 / 9780312028572 First U.S. Edition Paperback Very Good No Jacket as Published 
New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1989 nat Finkelstein, a member of the group that surrounded Andy Warhol at the Factory, documented many of the events and happenings that helped shape the popular culture of the late Sixties, both in photographs and taped interviews. Included the images are portraits of Warhol, Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground, Baby Jane Holzer, Edie Sedgwick, Betsy Johnson, Bob Dylan, Ivan Karp, Paul Morrissey, Brian Jones, Salivdor Dali, Marcel Duchamp and Peter Townsend. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Cover is clean but scuffed and bumped at corners. 9.5" x 13". First U.S. Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket as Published. 9.5" x 13". Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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17 Fitzgerald, F. Scott All the Sad Young Men
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1926 First Edition. Hardcover Fair No Jacket 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926 267 pp. A true first with Scribner's colophon on copyright page . Text is clean and unmarked with some foxing on the first few pages. Front gutter is cracked, book is shaken. Black cloth boards with now much-faded gold-stamped title on spine are bumped, rubbed at spine ends with small loss of material. from the library of screenwriter and Fitzgerald's friend, Nunnally Johnson. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Cloth. Fair/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 215.00 USD
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18 Forsyth, Frederick The Day of the Jackal
New York Viking 1971 0670259365 / 9780670259366 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Viking, 1971 380 pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Red paper boards with grey cloth spine have stamped title and device in red. Stamping is a bit rubbed along spine but boards are otherwise clean and square. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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19 Halsey, Margaret With Malice Towards Some
Simon & Schuster 1938 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Bacon, Peggy 
Simon & Schuster, 1938 278 pp wih B&W drawings in text. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Blue cloth boards with yellow pastedown on cover are bumped at extremities. #001889 Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Bacon, Peggy. First Edition. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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20 Helton, David King Jude
Simon And Schuster 1969 First Printing. Hardcover Very Good Fair 
Simon And Schuster, 1969 192 pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Black cloth boards are clean and undamaged. DJ is intact with some edgeweaer, now in protective mylar.. First Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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