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1 Abbey, Edward The Fool's Progress
New York Henry Holt 1988 0805009213 / 9780805009217 First Very Good Plus Very Good Jacket 
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. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Addams, Charles Favorite Haunts
Simon & Schuster 1976 0671224298 / 9780671224295 First Near Fine Very Good Jacket By Author 
8.5" X 11.25" 96 pps. A collection of b/w cartoon illustrations, many previously printed in New Yorker magazine. Endpapers printed with full page 4-color cartoons. Text clean, tight, bright and unmarked. Brown textured paper-bound boards with gold-stamping on spine are clean with minimal wear. DJ with a full-color full-page spread cartoon and bold red title is tight and bright with minor wear on upper edge. In protective mylar. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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3 Addams, Charles The Groaning Board
Simon & Schuster 1964 First Very Good Good Jacket By Author 
8.75" X 11.25" 88 pps. B/W cartoon collection with 8 full-colored numbered (glossy) plates. Endpapers are gold colored stock.Text is clean, tight, bright and unmarked. Bright green, textured paper-covered boards with white spine and black title are crisp and clean with sunned upper and lower edges. DJ with 2 page spread b/w and green illustration with purple title is clean, tight and bright with minor paper loss on top and bottom edges. In protective mylar. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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4 Ambler, Eric Doctor Frigo
New York, New York, U.S.A. Atheneum 1974 0689106092 / 9780689106095 First Fine Good + Jacket 
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 +. 
Price: 26.00 USD
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5 Arnosky, Jim Nathaniel
Reading, MA Addison-Wesley 1978 0201001713 / 9780201001716 First Near Fine Very Good + Jacket 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" 
Price: 53.00 USD
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6 Baldwin, James The Evidence ofThings Not Seen
New York Holt Rinehart Winston 1985 0030055296 / 9780030055294 First Near Fine Very Good + Jacket 
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 +. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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7 Bartalis, Janos Fold a Parnam (erdelyi bukolikak)
Romania Eedelyi Szepmives Ceh 1930 First 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. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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8 Beerbohm, Max The Incomparable Max A Selection
London 1904 Heinemann 1962 First Very Good Good Jacket 
London 1904: 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. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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9 Benchley, Robert Inside Benchley
New York Harper & Bros 1942 First Very Good No Jacket Williams, Gluyas 
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. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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10 Bentley, Eric In Search of Theater
New York Alfred Knopf 1953 First Very Good No Jacket 
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. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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11 Churchill, Alan The Great White Way a Re-Creation of Broadway's Golden Era of Theatrical Entertainment
E. P. Dutton & Co 1962 First Very Good Very Good Jacket 
5.5" x 8.25" 310 pps. plus 10 b/w plates with vintage photographs. Text is clean, tight, bright and unmarked. Pale grey paper-covered boards with pink cloth spine and red printing is clean, undamaged with faint sunning on edges. White DJ with black and red printing shows some wear on back cover and some sunning on spine and edges but is VG. In protective mylar. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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12 Cooke, Alistair Garbo and the Night Watchman
New York McGraw Hill 1971 First Fine Near Fine Jacket 
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. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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13 Cox, William D. (ed) Boxing in Art and Literature
New York Reynal & Hitchcock 1935 First Very Good No Jacket as Published Jacket 
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. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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14 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 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. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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15 Deuel, Leo TESTAMENTS OF TIME The Search for Lost Manuscripts and Records
Alfred A. Knopf 1965 First Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
6.75" X 9.75" 33, 590, 21 pps. plus 16 b/w plates. Small line illustratins throughout. Text clean, tight, bright and unmarked. Red cloth-covered boards with gold stamping Near Fine. Dark brown DJ with gold and red type clean and tight; slightly sunned with wear at top edge and corners In protective mylar. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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16 Dickey, James Deliverance
Boston Houghton Mifflin Co 1970 First Very Good + Very Good Jacket 
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. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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17 Dinesen, Isak Last Tales
London Putnam 1957 First Very Good Good Jacket 
London: Putnam, 1957 405 pgs. Text clean, tight, and unmarked. Great photo of author on back.Black cloth cover and gold stamping on spine is pristine. Owner's dedication on endpaper. Small printer's sticker. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 5.5" x 8" 
Price: 48.00 USD
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18 Faulkner, William Flags in the Dust
Random House 1973 First Very Good Good Jacket 
Random House, 1973 369 pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Mustard-colored cloth boards with copper stamped titles are cean, bright, undamaged. DJ is intact with darkened spine, edgewear. Not price-clipped. Now in protective mylar. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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19 Finkelstein, Nat Andy Warhol The Factory Years
New York, NY St. Martin's Press 1989 0312028571 / 9780312028572 First Very Good No Jacket as Published Jacket 
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" 
Price: 65.00 USD
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20 Fitzgerald, F. Scott All the Sad Young Men
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1926 First 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. 
Price: 215.00 USD
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