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1) Sky Birds (April 1933)
(A.A. Wyn, ed.) (T.W. Ford, Arch Whitehouse, Joe Archibald, et al.)
  Sky Birds (April 1933)
New York: Magazine Publishers, Inc.. Very Good+. 1933. (Vol. XII, No. 3). Magazine. [minor foldover at right side of front cover, otherwise a nice clean solid copy with only light wear, one tiny tear at top of front cover]. Novel: "Wing Warriors" by T.W. Ford. Novelette: "Canyon of Crashes" by Arch Whitehouse. Stories and features include: "Kilt in Action" by Joe Archibald; "Blue Flare Below" by James Perley Hughes; "The Kite-Conqueror" (about WWI RA ... more information

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$40.00
2) Reader's Digest Condensed Books: Spring 1952 Selections (Volume IX) [Adventures in Two Worlds; The Gabriel Horn; Duveen; Out of Africa; East Side General]
A.J. Cronin, Felix Holt, S.N. Behrman, Isak Dinesen, Frank G. Slaughter
  Reader's Digest Condensed Books: Spring 1952 Selections (Volume IX)  [Adventures in Two Worlds; The Gabriel Horn; Duveen; Out of Africa; East  Side General]
Pleasantville NY: The Reader's Digest Association. Near Fine in Very Good+ dj. (c.1952). First Edition. Hardcover. [solid clean copy, minor wear to extremities, very slight bump to bottom rear corner, light age-toning to edges of text block, one-time owner's name/address stamp on both pastedowns, ffep and title page (enough already!); the jacket is slightly edgeworn and lightly rubbed, with tiny tears and a teensy bit of paper loss at a couple of corners, a bit of creasing in the middle of the ... more information

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$125.00
3) Better Than Laughter [*SIGNED*]
Aaron, Chester
  Better Than Laughter [*SIGNED*]
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj. (c.1972). First Edition. Hardcover. [attractive copy, tight and clean except for some spotting/foxing on the top edge and fore-edge; the jacket shows some mild soiling, with very slight chipping near the top of the spine, and some spotting at the top edge of both flaps]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author in the year of publication; inscription is to a family, one of whose members (possibly a child) has written the first names of the fam ... more information

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$15.00
4) Fire on the Mountain
Abbey, Edward
  Fire on the Mountain
New York: The Dial Press. Very Good+. 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . (quarter-bound, red and yellow cloth; no dust jacket) [very slight bump to bottom front corner, light soiling to yellow portions of covers, previous owner's inked name at top of ffep]. Quite a decent copy of Abbey's third novel, about a New Mexico rancher who refuses to let his land be taken over and turned into a bombing range by the U.S. Air Force. Made into a 1981 TV movie starring Buddy Ebsen and Ron Howard. .

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$250.00
5) Lorrie
Abbott, Jane
  Lorrie
Philadelphia/New York: J.B. Lippincott Company. Very Good+ in Very Good dj. (c.1941). First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [minor dust-soiling and light spotting on top edge, otherwise a good solid book with virtually no shelfwear, one-time owner's pencil signature on ffep; jacket is colorful and attractive, with a slightly ragged one-inch closed tear and associated creasing at bottom of front panel, a handful of other tiny edge-nicks, some rubbing to rear panel, a bit of wear and very slight paper l ... more information

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$60.00
6) Clo
Abbott, Jane
  Clo
Philadelphia/New York: J.B. Lippincott Company. Very Good. (c.1940). First Edition. Hardcover. (no dust jacket) [good solid copy, light soiling to covers, bottom corners bumped, some foxing to frontispiece and title page, vintage bookseller's label (Marian Hunter, Beverly Hills) on rear pastedown]. (pen and ink drawings) Teenage girl adventure, one of numerous books by this prolific author; apparently one of her harder-to-find titles. I cannot find a single contemporary review of this book, and w ... more information

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$35.00
7) Water and Land
Abbott, Jacob
  Water and Land
New York: Harper & Brothers. Very Good. 1872. First Edition. Hardcover. (no dust jacket) [solid book, moderate wear at extremities, minor spotting to covers, slight fraying to cloth at top front corner, ffep torn out but with no apparent weakening to binding; gilt lettering/decorations on front cover and spine still bright and attractive]. (Science for the Young) Series (engravings) Discussion of the fundamentals of geology, "prepared with special reference to the young, [and] written to a co ... more information

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8) Chaos in Asia
Abend, Hallett
  Chaos in Asia
New York: Ives Washburn, Inc.. Very Good+ in Very Good dj. (c.1939). First Edition. Hardcover. [a nice solid copy, light shelfwear to bottom edge and at top of spine, one-time owner's name scrawled at top of ffep; jacket has a couple of tiny chips at top of front panel, a few nicks elsewhere along top and bottom edges, very shallow paper loss at spine ends]. "Written out of deep understanding and with the authority of over 13 years first-hand knowledge of the situation in East Asia, this book ... more information

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$125.00
9) When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA [*SIGNED*]
Abraham, Adam
  When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA [*SIGNED*]
Middletown CT: Wesleyan University Press. Fine in Fine dj. (c.2012). 2nd printing. Hardcover. 0819569143 . [beautiful as-new copy, no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. (B&W and color photographs, cartoon art) SIGNED by the author (signature only) on the half-title page. "This is the surprising story of the pioneering cartoon studio UPA (United Productions of America). Throughout the 1950s, a group of artists ran a business that broke all the rules, pushing animated films beyond th ... more information

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$45.00
10) Famous Monsters of Filmland (#58, October 1969) [cover illustration: Boris Karloff in THE MUMMY]
(Ackerman, Forrest J, ed.)
  Famous Monsters of Filmland (#58, October 1969) [cover illustration: Boris  Karloff in THE MUMMY]
New York: Warren Publishing Co.. Very Good+. 1969. (Issue 58). Magazine. [nice clean copy, minimal handling wear, tiny nick in right edge of front cover, some minor stress lines along spine]. (B&W photographs, ads) This issue includes: an account by editor FJA of his visit with Basil Rathbone on the set of Curtis Harrington's VOYAGE TO THE PREHISTORIC PLANET; a preview (with a full plot synopsis, lots of spoilers!) of DIE, MONSTER, DIE! (referred to by its working title, HOUSE AT THE END OF TH ... more information

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$25.00
11) Forrest J Ackerman, Famous Monster of Filmland - Volume II (Issues #51-100) [*SIGNED*]
Ackerman, Forrest J
  Forrest J Ackerman, Famous Monster of Filmland - Volume II (Issues  #51-100) [*SIGNED*]
Universal City/New York/Canada: Hollywood Publishing Company. Fine. 1991. First Edition. Softcover. [lovely, as-new copy, with no discernible wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs, facsimiles, ads) SIGNED by the author, in the space designed for it on the first page (with the inscribee's name, "Jim," also written in, right beneath the printed inscription "Beast Witches to"). A continuation of FJA's first book under this title (hence "#2"), published in 1986. Like ... more information

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$100.00
12) Forrest J Ackerman, Famous Monster of Filmland
Ackerman, Forrest J
  Forrest J Ackerman, Famous Monster of Filmland
Pittsburgh: Imagine, Inc.. Fine. 1986. First Edition. Softcover. [just the tiniest bit of handling wear, very slight fading to top right corner of front cover]. Trade PB (B&W and color photographs, graphics) Sort of a memoir by the Ackermonster, in the form of an account of the birth of his most notable creation, "Famous Monsters of Filmland" magazine, and its development through its first fifty issues. Jam-packed with great illustrations (including an 8-page color section), anecdotes, ... more information

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$45.00
13) I Must Be in There Somewhere [*SIGNED*]
Ackland, Joss
  I Must Be in There Somewhere [*SIGNED*]
London: Hodder & Stoughton. Near Fine in Near Fine dj. 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. 0340493968 . [tiny dent in top edge of rear cover, no other significant wear to book; jacket a little wrinkled along bottom edge, tiny closed tear at top of front panel, small closed tear and associated creasing at bottom of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author and his wife Rosemary (a Scottish actress to whom he was eventually married for 51 years) on the ffep. Autobiography of ... more information

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$25.00
14) Two Years Under Arms: A Novel of Life in a Military School
Adam, Robert J
  Two Years Under Arms: A Novel of Life in a Military School
New York: Exposition Press. Very Good in Very Good dj. (c.1953). First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [moderate shelfwear, light fading to cloth at edges, light discoloration in gutters; jacket a little edgeworn, spine is browned with some minor staining, a few tiny nicks here and there]. The author, a native of Dunlap, Kansas, and a then-resident of Lyons, Kansas (about 110 miles to the west, in case you were wondering), novelizes his experience at military school -- by all accounts the sort of thing yo ... more information

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$50.00
15) Sabotage
Adams, Cleve F.
  Sabotage
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.. Fair in Fair dj. 1940. 4th printing. Hardcover. [possible ex-rental library book, unmarked as such but exhibiting all the other signs: the covers are worn and stained, ditto the endpapers and the dust jacket, all as a result of the jacket having long been imprisoned in one of those awful old protective covers--the ones with the black strips along the top and bottom edges, that permanently adhere to the jacket and inevitably result in gunky black staining (as here) ... more information

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$50.00
16) How to Pick a Mate: The Guide to a Happy Marriage
Adams, (Dr.) Clifford R., and Vance O. Packard
  How to Pick a Mate: The Guide to a Happy Marriage
New York: Dell Publishing Company (224). Very Good+. [1948] (c.1946). 1st printing thus. Softcover. NOISBN . [nice-looking copy, slight curling to covers, a couple of small areas of laminate lifting on rear cover, one tiny tear at top of last page of index]. Mass Market PB The title kinda says it all, doesn't it? Notable as one of the few books in Dell's famous "mapback" series that doesn't have a map on the back cover -- which suggests to me that when it came to figuring out ho ... more information

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$20.00
17) The Golf House Murder
Adams, Herbert
  The Golf House Murder
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company. Very Good. (c.1933). First Edition. Hardcover. [light shelfwear, some dust-darkening to top of text block; includes a COLOR PHOTOCOPY of the original jacket (but which cuts short half of the rear flap)]. Increasingly hard-to-find golf-themed mystery, in an INCOMPLETE PHOTOCOPY of the original dust jacket (missing half the rear flap, the text of which is related to a different book). PLEASE NOTE that I did not manufacture this faux jacket; it was on the book when ... more information

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$85.00
18) Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Sometimes Zeppo: A History of the Marx Brothers and a Satire on the Rest of the World
Adamson, Joe
  Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Sometimes Zeppo: A History of the Marx Brothers  and a Satire on the Rest of the World
New York: Simon and Schuster. Fine in Near Fine dj. (c.1973). 3rd printing. Hardcover. [nice copy, clean and tight with no discernible wear; the jacket shows just a touch of edgewear here and there, which essentially disappears inside its new mylar cover (supplied)]. (B&W photographs) "A zany, funny, brilliant, definitive and idiosyncratic account of the lives, the early careers and the final flowering of the Brothers Marx -- told in their own words, the recollections of their co-workers, the ... more information

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19) The Long Ball: The Summer of '75 -- Spaceman, Catfish, Charlie Hustle, and the Greatest World Series Ever Played
Adelman, Tom
  The Long Ball: The Summer of '75 -- Spaceman, Catfish, Charlie Hustle, and  the Greatest World Series Ever Played
Boston: Little, Brown and Company. Near Fine in Near Fine dj. (c.2003). First Edition. Hardcover. 0-316-06899-3 . [faint smudge on bottom page edges, tiny dent in bottom edge of front cover; jacket has minor wear at spine ends, one itty-bitty tear at top front hinge]. (B&W photographs) "The story of that star-studded [1975] season and the heart-stopping Series that followed. It is packed with the most colorful players and managers of the modern era, among them Reggie Jackson, Pete Rose, Billy ... more information

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$8.00
20) The Electric Sensation
Adirondack, Leslie
  The Electric Sensation
New York: The Olympia Press / The Traveller's Companion (TC-459). Very Good+. (c.1969). First Edition. Softcover. [a bit of spine roll, otherwise a nice tight copy with minor external wear]. (The Traveller's Companion Series) Series Mass Market PB Erotic novel with a rock 'n' roll background, about a groupie who falls in (or jumps in) with a band on tour; much sexual intercourse ensues. ("Leslie Adirondack" is a pseudonym if I've ever seen one, and was used for at least ... more information

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$50.00
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