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1) A Woman in Exile
Vachell, Horace Annesley
  A Woman in Exile
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company. Good. 1927. 4th printing. Hardcover. NOISBN . (no dust jacket) [moderately shelfworn, binding intact but spine slightly turned, tiny rip in cloth at crown of spine, a bit of fraying at both spine ends; gorgeous vintage custom bookplate (for "Samuels") on ffep, vintage bookseller's label (Newbegin's, San Francisco) on rear pastedown]. Novel about "a marriage between a wealthy Californian and an English girl based on mutual love but neverthele ... more information

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$25.00
2) Fathers are Funny
Van de Water, Frederic F.
  Fathers are Funny
New York: The John Day Company. Very Good+ in Very Good dj. (c.1939). First Edition. Hardcover. (price-clipped) [light shelfwear, mild bumping to top corners, one-time owner's signature and date at top of ffep; jacket a little worn along top and bottom edges, one tiny chip at bottom of front panel]. The author, "a father of twenty years experience" offers his "genial but rueful report on a job which he says is a 'combination of adventure, blindman's buff, guerrilla warfare a ... more information

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$40.00
3) Those First Affections
Van Doren, Dorothy
  Those First Affections
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Very Good+. 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. (no dust jacket) [a good sound copy, slight bumping to upper corners, spine cloth slightly faded, vintage bookseller rubber-stamp on front pastedown (Bertrand Smith Acres of Books, Long Beach, Calif.)]. Mid-career novel by this longtime editor at The Nation, the wife of poet/critic Mark Van Doren and the mother of notorious game-show cheater Charles Van Doren. It's a depiction of the subjective worldview of a young gir ... more information

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$50.00
4) I've Got Sixpence; a play in two acts
van Druten, John
  I've Got Sixpence; a play in two acts
New York: Dramatists Play Service. Near Fine in Very Good dj. (c.1953). First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . (price-clipped) [no significant wear to book, slight age-toning to page edges, one-time owner's address label on ffep; jacket lightly spotted/soiled and a bit yellowed, small chip at top of spine, another small chip at bottom of front panel]. (B&W photo frontispiece) Van Druten's play about some pretty big themes -- things like religious faith, and what makes life worth living -- had ... more information

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$40.00
5) Ladies of the Rachmaninoff Eyes
Van Dyke, Henry
  Ladies of the Rachmaninoff Eyes
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Near Fine in Very Good+ dj. (c.1965). Unstated/1st?. Hardcover. NOISBN . [nice clean copy, minor shelfwear; jacket shows just a trace of soiling]. African-American author's first novel, presenting "a portrait of two elderly widows who have developed a kinship beyond the boundaries of class, wealth, and race, by virtue of their close association with one another for more than thirty years. This kinship between Etta Klein, a rich Jewish lady in a small mi ... more information

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$35.00
6) Never Go Anywhere Without a Pencil [*SIGNED*]
Van Horne, Harriet
  Never Go Anywhere Without a Pencil [*SIGNED*]
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. Near Fine in Near Fine dj. (c.1972, 1969). First Edition. Hardcover. 0399110380 . [minor shelfwear, binding just slightly shaken; jacket has tiny nicks at several spine corners, minor crinkling at spine ends, otherwise bright and clean]. INSCRIBED "For Bob Lewine / a dear, kind friend" and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Commentary by a widely syndicated journalist and columnist, "a commentator who is often morally indignant when relating the day' ... more information

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$30.00
7) The Story of Wilbur the Hat
Van Loon, Hendrik Willem
  The Story of Wilbur the Hat
New York: Horace B. Liveright (Boni & Liveright). Near Fine in Very Good dj. (c.1925). First Edition. Hardcover. [very nice copy, with just a touch of wear to the bottom edge; jacket has some minor spotting on the front panel, short closed tears at front hinges, another tiny closed tear at bottom of front panel, light soiling to rear panel]. (color illustrations) "A true account of the strange things which sometimes happen in a part of the world which does not exist." An almost indescri ... more information

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$300.00
8) Mother Was Always in Love
Van Rensselaer, Philip
  Mother Was Always in Love
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce. Very Good in Fair dj. (c.1960). First American Edition. Hardcover. [top corners bumped, some offsetting to endpapers, otherwise a solid clean book; jacket insect-nibbled at various points along edges, spine color-shifted, light dampstaining to rear panel]. "This is the story of Violet Amory, a New York society beauty of the twenties and thirties, who sought a carefree life in the playgrounds and pleasure resorts of the idle rich, but found the price more than sh ... more information

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$30.00
9) That Vanderbilt Woman
Van Rensselaer, Philip
  That Vanderbilt Woman
Chicago: Playboy Press. Near Fine in Very Good dj. (c.1978). First Edition. Hardcover. 0-87223-502-5 . [spine slightly turned, previous owner's florid signature and date/place of purchase on ffep, no other significant wear; jacket has a few small edge-tears, all repaired with small pieces of tape, with additional tape reinforcement provided at the spine ends]. "A Naughty & Notorious Story of the Roaring Twenties," somewhat of a novelized version of the romantic exploits of Gloria Mor ... more information

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$40.00
10) The Wrong Body
Van Sickle, V.A.
  The Wrong Body
New York/London: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good in Very Good dj. 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. (in Grosset & Dunlap reissue dust jacket) [moderate shelfwear to bottom edge, very slight fraying to cloth at top of spine, top front corner bumped; jacket shows a little wear at edges and corners, faint staining at bottom corner of rear panel]. Mystery novel with a resurrectionist angle, involving a racketeer who's died in prison -- well, actually, he's basically volunteered to be executed by carbo ... more information

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$100.00
11) Firecrackers; a realistic novel
Van Vechten, Carl
  Firecrackers; a realistic novel
New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good. 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. (no dust jacket) [spine slightly turned spine cloth a bit darkened, lower corners a teensy bit bumped, minor surface wear to covers; bookplate of Hollywood producer/writer Carey Wilson on front pastedown]. Now considered one of the emblematic books of the so-called Jazz Age, Van Vechten's "realistic novel" appeared just a few months after "The Great Gatsby," and shares with Fitzgerald's book an enigmatic ... more information

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$20.00
12) White Fire
Vance, Louis Joseph
  White Fire
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company. Very Good in Good dj. 1926. 5th printing. Hardcover. NOISBN . [solidly-bound copy with relatively little wear, but some spotting and dust-soiling to the top edge, a light stain on the bottom edge of the text block, and some offsetting to both endpapers; the jacket is age-toned (especially at spine) and moderately soiled, with some shallow chipping along the top edge, and a few nicks in the bottom edge of the front panel]. "Here is a novel of romance on both si ... more information

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$75.00
13) Detective
Vance, Louis Joseph
  Detective
Philadelphia/London: J.B. Lippincott Company. Good. 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . (no dust jacket) [decent reading copy, external wear and soiling but binding intact, spine slightly turned; vintage bookplate on front pastedown, one-time owner's signature (matching name on bookplate) and annotation about source of book on ffep Late mystery novel by the creator of "the Lone Wolf." (He died the year following its publication.) .

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$15.00
14) Amy Vanderbilt's New Complete Book of Etiquette: The Guide to Gracious Living [*SIGNED*]
Vanderbilt, Amy
  Amy Vanderbilt's New Complete Book of Etiquette: The Guide to Gracious  Living [*SIGNED*]
Garden City NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc.. Very Good+ in Good dj. (c.1963). Revised Edition. Hardcover. [book shows just a bit of wear at extremities, light soiling to bottom of text block, some water-spotting on top edge of text block; jacket is well-worn, with chipping/paper loss to top of spine and along top left edge of front panel, small tears at several corners, etc.]. (line drawings) INSCRIBED ("To Virginia Taylor / with my best wishes -- ") and SIGNED by the author at the top of ... more information

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$200.00
15) International Spy: Doctor Doom Faces Death at Dawn
Vane, Conrad
  International Spy: Doctor Doom Faces Death at Dawn
Racine WI: Whitman Publishing Company. Good. (c.1937). First Edition. Hardcover. (pictorial boards) [wear to edges and corners all around, gift inscriptions on inside front cover (in ink, dated 1970) and ffep (in pencil, undated but certainly preceding the other); normal light age-toning but still solidly bound]. (The Big Little Book, no. 1148) Series (cartoon illustrations) Globe-hopping espionage adventure, pitting a mysterious cloaked figure called "the Falcon" (looking like a cross betwe ... more information

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$20.00
16) The Story of a Proletarian Life
Vanzetti, Bartolomeo (translated from the Italian by Eugene Lyons)
  The Story of a Proletarian Life
Boston: Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee. Very Good. 1924. 2nd Edition? (see notes). Stapled wraps. [a little discoloration to wraps, final page of text heavily tanned from contact with rear cover, small corner bends at bottom corners of pages in second half of the publication, bottom 2" of spine split (up to the lower staple, but both staples are holding firm)]. (frontispiece portrait) This brief autobiographical essay, one of dozens of writings generated by Vanzetti during his many years in pri ... more information

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$400.00
17) The Panama Story
Vasilou, George
  The Panama Story
Jericho NY: Exposition Press. Very Good in Very Good dj. (c.1974). First Edition. Hardcover. 0-682-47926-8 . [some shelfwear to bottom edge, top corners and top of spine bumped, slight discoloration to pastedowns; jacket lightly rubbed and a bit edgeworn]. Vanity-press novel set during World War II, about "a draftee first sergeant among the first group of new soldiers shipped to tropical Panama Canal Zone to bolster up the regular forces immediately after the bombing of Pearl Harbor." Per th ... more information

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$40.00
18) Ultimo; an imaginative narration of life under the earth
Vassos, John (projections) and Ruth Vassos (text)
  Ultimo; an imaginative narration of life under the earth
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc.. Very Good+ in Very Good dj. 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. [some wear to cloth at ends of spine, very slight bump to bottom front corner; fragile jacket is quite presentable, worn along edges and hinges, hinges split along several lengths but still holding together, about 1" paper loss from top of spine (no loss of text), tiny chip at bottom left corner of rear panel, a few little nicks along top of front panel]. (B&W plates) A memorandum from an im ... more information

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$350.00
19) Only Victims: A Study of Show Business Blacklisting [*SIGNED*]
Vaughn, Robert
  Only Victims: A Study of Show Business Blacklisting [*SIGNED*]
New York: Limelight Editions. Near Fine. 1996 (c.1972). Reprint. Softcover. [nice clean copy, with just a touch of wear to lower edge of front cover]. Trade PB INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep in 1997: "To Vincent [Sherman], / With All Good / Wishes that 'it / can't happen / here again.' / Merry Xmas / Robert Vaughn." .This deeply-researched study of blacklisting in the entertainment business (covering not just the movies but also theatre, radio and television) was ... more information

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$85.00
20) Marian Anderson: A Portrait
Vehanen, Kosti
  Marian Anderson: A Portrait
New York/London: Whittlesey House/McGraw-Hill Book Company. Very Good in Very Good dj. (c.1941). 7th printing. Hardcover. (price-clipped) [good solid book, modestly shelfworn, some discoloration to front endpapers (from laid-in newspaper clipping); jacket has a tiny chip at top right corner of front panel, a lightly larger shallow chip at top right corner of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) A up-close-and-personal account of an important segment of the life and career of the great African-American s ... more information

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$75.00
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