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The Saturday Evening Post Stories 1949
1 The Saturday Evening Post Stories 1949
Random House 1949 First Printing Hardcover Good No Jacket 
Random House, 1949 314 pp. Twenty stories by William Saroyan, Paul Horgan and others. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Inscription on FFP "To Nunnally (Nunnally Johnson, screenwriter) from Pete (Pete Martin, Saturday Evening Post writer) Black cloth boards are bumped at extremities, a little cocked. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Printing. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2 Beaton, Cecil Memoirs of the 40's
New York McGraw Hill 1972 007004225X / 9780070042254 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: McGraw Hill, 1972 300 pp with 24 B&W plates.text is clean, tight and unmarked.red cloth bords are bright and undamaged. Dust jacket is intact with a little edgewear. Now in protective mylar.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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THE BEST OF TIMES : An Account of Europe Revisited (association copy Douglas Fairbanks), Bemelmans, Ludwig
3 Bemelmans, Ludwig THE BEST OF TIMES : An Account of Europe Revisited (association copy Douglas Fairbanks)
Simon And Schuster 1948 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Simon And Schuster, 1948 188 pp with color and B&W drawings by Bemelmans throughout. The DJ and reviews are pasted to the first free page. Douglas Fairbanks' ornate bookplate is on the front pastedown. There is also a warm gift inscription from 'Melanie' to Fairbanks. Beyond that, text is clean, tight and unmarked. Red cloth boards are rubbed at extremities with slight loss of material.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Folio. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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4 Blum, Daniel Theatre World 1948-49 Season
New York Greenberg 1949 Paperback Very Good No Jacket as Published 
New York: Greenberg, 1949 224 pp with B&W illustrations on every page. The Broadway season of 48-49 that introduced Kiss Me Kate, South Pacific, Death of a Salesman, and A Streetcar Named Desire. Plus out-of-town productions, biographies of popular Broadway players and obituaries. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers are faded at spine,back cover is dogeared. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket as Published. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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5 Hibbs, Ben (ed.) The Saturday Evening Post Stories 1947
New York Random House 1947 First Printing Hardcover Good + No Jacket Signed
New York: Random House, 1947 311 pp. Short stories from the Post including Robert Heinlein's "The Green Hills of Earth." Signed on flyleaf by Ben Hibbs with a dedication to Nunnally Johnson ( screenwriter Grapes of Wrath, How to Marry a Millionaire.) text is clean, tight, unmarked. Black boards with green pastedown title are clean and tight but bumped, much rubbed along spine. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. By Author on Flyleaf. First Printing. Hard Cover. Good +/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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6 Hirschfeld, Al Show Business is No Business
New York Simon and Schuster 1951 Stated First Printing Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hirschfeld, Al 
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1951 141 pp with B&W illustrtations on colored backgrounds on every page. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Blue cloth boards with violet spine is VG with light bumping to corners, illustrated endpapers have glue stains on front end paper. A sardonic look at Mid-Century Broadway with caracatures of Orson Wells, Helen Hayes,Bea Lilly, Mary Martin, Jimmy Durante and may others, plus drawings of all stages of the mounting of a Broadway play.. Stated First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Hirschfeld, Al. First Edition. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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U.S. Camera Annual 1942, Maloney, T. J.
7 Maloney, T. J. U.S. Camera Annual 1942
NYC Duell, Sloan & Pierce 1942 1st Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket 
NYC: Duell, Sloan & Pierce, 1942 Unpaginated. B&W and color photos on every page followed by 30 pp of ads for photographic supplies. Photos chosen by Edward Steichen. Pages are clean, tight and unmarked. Red cloth boards are rubbed at extremities, missing spine strip.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. Folio 12" - 15". First Edition. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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U.S. Camera 1943, Maloney, T.J. & Steichen, Lt. Commander Edward
8 Maloney, T.J. & Steichen, Lt. Commander Edward U.S. Camera 1943
New York Duell, Sloan & Pierce 1943 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pierce, 1943 Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Stated First Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 271 pp. A collection by the magazine, US Camera, of the best photos of 1942, all in B&W, including Ansel Adam's "Moonlight- Hernandez, NM" and the best of the Armed Forces photos from Pearl Harbor and the beginnings of World War ll. Text is clean, tight, unmarked. Small closed tear on bottom of P.27. Grey boards are lightly bumped. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 1st Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 54.00 USD
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Up Front, Mauldin, Bill
9 Mauldin, Bill Up Front
New York Henry Holt and Company 1945 Hardcover Very Good + Fair 
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1945 225 pp with B&W cartoons throughout the text. Already the best-known cartoonist of WWll, Bill Mauldin was only twenty-three when he wrote this book. A bookplate on the free front endpaper says "A Book of the Month Club Selection Donated to the Armed Forces by the Book of the Month Club." Text is clean, tight and unmarked., there is a dedication (not by author) on the front endpaper. Grey boards, with a Willy and Joe cartoon in green, are VG, lightly soiled. DJ is intact but as chip missing from spine and considerable rubbing.. Hard Cover. Very Good +/Fair. BOMC. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Combined Operations The Official Story of the Commandos, Saunders, Hilary A. St. George
10 Saunders, Hilary A. St. George Combined Operations The Official Story of the Commandos
New York Macmillan & Co. 1943 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Macmillan & Co., 1943 155 pp with B&W plates and a map. With a foreward by Lord Louis Montbatten, Chief of Combined Operations. The story of the accomplishments of a group of picked men from the British Royal Navy, the British Army, and the Royal Air Force, who worked with the U.S. Rangers and other troups from the United Nations. The group, known popularly as the Commandos carried out experimental attacks behind enemy lines in Norway, Italy, Crete, Syria and Libya culminating with the stalking of Rommel's headquarters, the assult on St. Nazaire, the capture of Madagascar, the Dieppe raid and the invasion of North Africa. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. . DJ is clean and bright, lightly scuffed with a tear on the back top edge. In mylar jacket.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. BOMC. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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I am Gazing Into My 8-ball: Burning the Midnight Earl with New York's Famous Saloon Editor, Wilson, Earl
11 Wilson, Earl I am Gazing Into My 8-ball: Burning the Midnight Earl with New York's Famous Saloon Editor
Doubleday 1945 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
Doubleday, 1945 1`82 pp . A wonderful account of the screwballs and celebrities that comprised Saloon Society in '40's New York. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Black cloth boards are undamaged. Dust jacket is clean and bright withlight edgewear. Original price of $2.00.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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Classics and Commercials:  A Literary Chronicle of the Forties, Wilson, Edmund
12 Wilson, Edmund Classics and Commercials: A Literary Chronicle of the Forties
New York Farrar, Straus and Company 1950 First Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good 
New York: Farrar, Straus and Company, 1950 534 pp. Has Farrar Straus colophon on copyright page. Contains a selection of sixty-seven pieces from Edmund Wilson's literary articles from the decade 1940-1949. there are extensive studies of important contemporaries: Evelyn Waugh, Max Eastman, Jean-Paul Sartre, Max Beerbohm, James Joyce and William Faulkner. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, pages sklightly yellowed. Blue cloth boards are "as new." DJ is clean and intact, not price-clipped, sunned along spine, shelf wear on top and bottom edges.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 53.00 USD
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