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1 Black, John Collected Poems (1910-1950)
Fine Editions Press 1950 First Very Good Good Jacket Signed
5 5/8" X 83/8" 80 pps. Text clean, tight, bright, and unmarked apart from a dedication by the author on the half-title page. Red cloth-bound boards with gold ink Near Fine. Pale yellow DJ with black and red printing has some chipping on the upper reverse edge and some damage at the bottom of spine but is clean bright and tight. This book was from the library of screenwriter Nunnally Johnson. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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2 Burkhard, Paul Oh! My Pa - Pa Featured By Eddie Fisher Victor Records
NY Sshapiro, Bernstein and Co,, Inc First Good 
8 7/8" X 11 7/8" Sheet Music. 4 pps. Text clean, tight and toned. Full-page sepia-tone photograph of 1950's pop singer Eddie Fisher is clean and tight with 2 very small closed tears. Split at fold but holding. The song "Oh! My Papa" is from musical comedy Fireworks and was translated from the Swiss. 
Price: 21.00 USD
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3 Cleary, Beverly Beezus and Ramona
William Morrow 1955 First Hardcover Good No Jacket Darling, Louis 
5.25" X 8.25" 159 pps. with a number of b/w line illustrations. Text is tight and bright and unmarked apart from previous owner's signature in ink and some adhesive staining on the endpapers. Yellow cloth boards with a line illustration printed in blue on the cover and blue title on the spine is tight and bright with bumping to extremities. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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4 Durant, John Predictions Pictorial Predictions from the Past
A. S. Barnes & Co 1956 First Good Fair Jacket 
7.25" x 10.25" 151 pps. plus b/w frontispiece. Numerous b/w engravings and cartoon art. Text tight, bright, toned and unmarked. Bright turquoise cloth-bound boards with metallic gold printing on spine show some wear: good. Pale turquoise toned DJ with b/w gaphics is good but with toning and surface loss along edges and spine. Late 19th and early 20th Century cartoons and engravings - on varous subjects - from around the world and their relationship to mid-century reality. In protective mylar. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 Hermes, Walter G. Truce Tent and Fighting Front
Washington D.C. Center for Military History United States Army 1992 Very Good 
571 pp with B&W illustrations in text and nine foldout color maps. The second of five volumes published by the Army on the Korean War. This volume covers the lasttwo years of the war and treats the seemingly interminable armistice negotiations and the violent but sporadic fighting at the front. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. All maps are present and undamaged. Cover is VG, a little shelgworn. 7" x 9" Size: 7" x 9" 
Price: 19.00 USD
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6 Macleish, Archibald J,B
Houghton Mifflin 1958 Eighth Printing VG 
Ex-Library. 153 pp MacLeish's Pulitzer Price winning play based on a reinterpretation of the Book of Job. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers clean and bright. Library pocket on back endpapers. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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7 Page, Bruce, Leitch, David The Philby Conspiracy
Doubleday 1968 Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
BOMC. 3oo pp with 10 B&W plates. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Red cloth boards are clean and undamaged. Dust jacket has some rubbing and two short closed tears. In mylar wrapper. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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8 Parrish, M. M. How the World Wags
Philadelphia Dorrance and Co 1959 First Very Good Good Jacket Signed
5.25" x 7.5" 142 pps. Text clean, tight, bright, unmarked and Near Fine. Orange cloth boards with black printing on spine Very Good with very minor wear evident on corners. Cream colored DJ with burgundy printing and small woodcut on front has corner wear with minor chipping and small adhesive stan on bottom edge. Graphics are tight, bright and undamaged. A collection of humorous verse and lyrics by a well-known contributor to popular periodicals in the 1950s. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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9 Roth, Samuel (Ed.) American Aphrodite a Quaterly for the Fancy-Free (Vol. 5, #20)
1955 Good No Jacket 
6.25" x 9.50" 5, 265 pps. with erotic b/w illustrations and photographs throughout. A magazine of semi-erotic articles in book form.Text is clean, tight, bright and unmarked. Black cloth-bound boards are clean with rubbing to extremities. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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10 Rovere, Richard H. & Arthur M. Schlesinger The General and the President and the Future of American Foreign Policy
Farrar, Sraus and Young 1951 First Very Good No Jacket 
Farrar, Sraus and Young, 1951 336 pps. Text clean, tight and unmarked. 3 politcal cartoons. Red paper cover VG. Gilt lettering on black spine slightly faded. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 5 5/8" X 8 1/4" 
Price: 17.00 USD
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11 Schubert, Jack and Ralph E. Lapp Radiation: What it is and How it Affects You
Viking Press 1958 First Good 
5" x 7.75" 314 ps. Inside front and back covers are b/w "Radiation Diary" charts; both have toning. Interior text is clean, tight, bight and unmarked. White softcover with black graphics and red title is slightly toned but tight and undamaged. A comprehensive summation of the hazards of radiation - via the 1950s. 
Price: 34.00 USD
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12 Wilson, Edmund The Bit Between My Teeth: A Literary Chronicle of 1950 - 1965
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1965 First Very Good Good Jacket 
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1965 694 pp with index. This book, together with its companion volumns, "The Shores of Light" and "Classics and Commercials," provides a chronicle of the literary world in America and Europe between the early 1920's and 1965. Among the essays are pieces on Angus Wilson, Kingsley Amis, W.H.Auden, Andre Malraux, and Edward Gorey. Text is clean, tight and unmarked slightly yellowed. Ochre boards with gold stamped boards are immaculate. DJ is intact but bumped and chipped, price clipped. Stated First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 
Price: 34.00 USD
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13 Wilson,Edmond A Piece of My Mind Reflections at Sixty
New York Farrar, Straus and Cudahy 1956 First Very Good Very Good Jacket 
239 pp. text is clean, tight and unmarked. Previous owner's stamp on front endpapers. Dust jacket is sun-faded along spine, bumped at spine ends, price-clipped. In protective mylar wrapper. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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