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1 The Saturday Evening Post Stories 1949
Random House 1949 First Good No Jacket 
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. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2 The Saturday Evening Post Stories 1949 (association copy)
Random House 1949 First Very Good Fair Jacket Signed
5.5" x 8.25" 314 pps. Moderately toned endpapers with dedication by Saturday Evening Post editor, Ben Hibbs to screenwriter, Nunnally Johnson. Top of pages stained grey..Text is clean, tight, bright and unmarked. Black cloth-covered boards with blind embossing on cover plus orange label with black title, and gold printing on spine tight and bright; flawlwss. Orange DJ with black graphic treatments is tight overall but has fading and a closed tear along spine plus edge-wear. A few of the authors presented in this collection are William Saroyan, John Durant and Frank O'Rourke. In protective mylar. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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3 Beaton, Cecil Memoirs of the 40's
New York McGraw Hill 1972 007004225X / 9780070042254 First Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
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. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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4 Bemelmans, Ludwig THE BEST OF TIMES : An Account of Europe Revisited (association copy Douglas Fairbanks)
Simon And Schuster 1948 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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5 Benda, W. T. Masks
Watson-guptill Publications 1944 First Near Fine Near Fine Jacket By Author 
7.75" x 10" 18, 128 pps. with a number of b/w drawings and photographs and one color plate (also printed on front cover). Previous owner's identification written in ink on endpaper. Text is clean, tight, bright and unmarked. Brown cloth-covered boards with full-color illustration and gold printing have slight wear along bottom edge but are otherwise flawless. Cream and burgundy illustrated DJ with black title is NF. In protective mylar. 
Price: 121.00 USD
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6 Ettlinger, Harold Fair Fantastic Paris
The Bobbs-Merrill Company 1944 First Fair No Jacket Duvoisin, Roger 
6" x 8.5" 250 pps. B/W spot illustrations throughout. Text clear, tight and unmarked. Some waterstaining on upper right-hand corner of pages. Red cloth cover also with corner stains. Spine fading. Gold stamping Good. Bittersweet memoirs of pre-WWII Paris by a journalist. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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7 Hibbs, Ben (ed.) The Saturday Evening Post Stories 1947
New York Random House 1947 First 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. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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8 Hirschfeld, Al Show Business is No Business
New York Simon and Schuster 1951 First 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. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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9 Lippman, Walter U. S, Foreign Policy: Shield of the Republic
Little Brown & Co 1943 First Good No Jacket 
5 3/8" X 7 3/4" xiii, 177 pps.Text clean, tight, toned but unmarked. Light orange-brown cloth boards and dark green printing on spine have 2 bumped corners but are otherwise clean and VG. "An Atlantic Monthly Press book. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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10 Maloney, T. J. U.S. Camera Annual 1942
NYC Duell, Sloan & Pierce 1942 First 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" 
Price: 24.00 USD
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11 Maloney, T.J. & Steichen, Lt. Commander Edward U.S. Camera 1943
New York Duell, Sloan & Pierce 1943 First 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. 
Price: 54.00 USD
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12 Mauldin, Bill Up Front
New York Henry Holt and Company 1945 Very Good + Fair Jacket 
BOMC. 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. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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13 Moholy-Nagy, L. Vision in Motion
Chicago Paul Theobald 1947 Second Printing Very Good No Jacket 
9" x 12" 371 pp with B&W illustrations throughout. A theory of art education and its purposes. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Burlap-cover boards are undamaged. The DJ is long gone but the rear flap in tucked in.after the text. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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14 Partch, Vergil Water on the Brain
Robert M. McBride and Co 1945 First Very Good Very Good Jacket By Author 
8" x 10.5" 127 pps. Collection of b/w cartoons. Previous owner's bookplate inside front cover. Text clean, tight, bright and unmarked. White paper-covered boards with red-striped border, 3-color cartoon and black title is clean, tight and bright with minimal wear. Matching DJ is somewhat toned; minimal wear. In protective mylar. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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15 Saunders, Hilary A. St. George Combined Operations The Official Story of the Commandos
New York Macmillan & Co 1943 Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
BOMC. 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. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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16 Smith, Dent (ed) The Magazine Encore December 1943 Vo. IV No. 23
The Encore Press 1943 Fair 
5.5" x 7.5 " Periodical. pp. 657 -800. Text is clean, tight, unmarked, toned. Covers are intact but rubbed. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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17 Sturgis, Henry S. A New Chapter of Erie - The Story of Erie's Reorganization 1938 -1941
Cleveland, OH The Erie Railroad Co 1948 First Good No Jacket 
6" x 9" 7, 64 pps.printed on cream colored stock. Text is clean, tight, bright. Black line across top of pages. Blue cloth-covered boards with metallic gold printing shows minor wear. Plus a vintage piece of ephemera: a 1948 letter from George C. Frank addressed to the railroad's chief enginneer, I. H. Schram, presenting this book. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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18 Wilson, Earl I am Gazing Into My 8-ball: Burning the Midnight Earl with New York's Famous Saloon Editor
Doubleday 1945 First Very Good Very Good Jacket 
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. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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