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141 Cautley, Helen and Bonham, Mary E. , (Illustrator) The Pussios and the Purr
Ny: London: Montreal Louis Carrier 1929 First Edition Hard cover Good+ Illustrated by Mary E. Bonham 
B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 80 pages; Louis Carrier & Co Medium large HC (4to) with large color title panel on paper mounted to cover board. Original blue cloth; spine unlettered, as issued. 1st edition. Square sound copy; gift inscription neatly penned to front illustrated end page. Cloth rubbed and just a little frayed at corners and spine end. Cover title illustration generally bright and clean with a small "half-dime" sized abrasion and a bit of shelf soiling apparent in the whites. A few pages with mild thumb soiling at fore margins and one page opened a bit roughly at front edge with a small missing chip. Several other pages with very short closed margin tears. Solid and clean. An uncommon and charmingly illustrated cat themed children's title. G++ to VG- 
Price: 110.00 USD
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142 Chabon, Michael Wonder Boys
New York Villard Books 1995 0679415882 / 9780679415886 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 368 pages; 1st printing. Bright, tight and fresh in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket with publisher's $23 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Perhaps read carefully once, this copy has only a whisper of shelf / handling evidence that makes it just short of as new. NF/NF Handsome copy 
Price: 30.00 USD
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143 Chambers, Robert W. Love and the Lieutenant
New York Appleton-Century Company 1935 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Norman Price 
Dust jacket art; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 402 pages; Bright, snug and neat in a sharp edged, wraparound illustrated, original dust jacket. Gilt title lettering to spine flaking, as is often seen in this title. Light edge rubbing to jacket edges and mild sunning to spine panel. Publisher's $2.50 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
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144 Chandler, Raymond The Finger Man and Other Stories Muder Mystery Monthly #43
New York Avon Book Company 1946 First Edition Thus Paperback Good 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 122 pages; 1st edition of this collection. Digest sized paperback in slick, color illustrated covers. Soundly bound and clean but with wear to covers. Spidered stress creasing to front cover surface, heaviest at the corners; rubbing at edges and a light curl and mild dogear to the lower front corners. Light spot of shelf soiling top edge of rear cover. Expected light general toning to page stock. Sound decent copy but with handling and shelf wear to the cover surfaces and edges. Good only 
Price: 22.50 USD
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145 Chaon, Dan You Remind Me of Me
New York Ballantine Books 2004 0345441419 / 9780345441416 Uncorrected Proof Paperback Very Good+ 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 356 pages; Paperback is tight, bright and fresh in glossy pictorial covers. Just a hint of wear to exteriors. Appears and feels unread; about as new. An uncorrected proof/ advance reader's edition. VG++ 
Price: 20.00 USD
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146 Charteris, Leslie The Saint and the Fiction Makers
New York Doubleday & Company, for the Crime Club 1968 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 211 pages; 1st edition, 1st printing. Precedes the UK Hodder 1969 1st UK printing. Square sound and generally neat copy in a uniformly bright, wraparound illustrated dust jacket. No marks. Mild, superficial residue from a period dust jacket protector's black edge liner adhers to the endpage lower edges. Trace remnant of a slip that was tipped to the rear endpage. Perhaps a rental copy but with no marks, stamps or indications of such and only the most superficial trace of that possibility. Spine is just fractionally cocked. A bright, solid and quite attractive copy of the 1st printing. VG/VG+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
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147 Charteris, Leslie The Saint on Guard; The Black Guard and the Sizzling Saboteur
New York Doubleday & Company 1944 Hardcover Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages; HC/DJ. Original edition - probably 2nd printing. In publisher's red cloth with original pictorial dust jacket. 1944 date on title page but no statement of edition. Sound unmarked copy. Jacket missing a 1.5 inch chip from the tail of the spine panel and a smaller chip top edge rear panel. Both chips have old tape reinforcement/backing to the reverse surface. Jacket rubbed at flap folds and edges. Price clipped front flap. War time notices to book and war bond ads on flaps. Trace damp spots to cloth offset to blank reverse surface of jacket but not affectimg pictorial surface. VG-/G+ 
Price: 19.50 USD
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148 Charteris, Leslie The Saint Sees it Through
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1946 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Double Day Crime Club Book; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 223 pages; A solid clean copy in original dust jacket. Published mid-blue cloth with title lettering in dark blue to cover and spine. No marks. First finger joint sized chip from the base of the spine panel and a mild fray at the crown, same. Several short closed edge tear to jacket panels, though the jacket remains uniformly bright and quite attractive. 1st edition in a bright clean copy. VG++/VG- 
Price: 37.50 USD
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149 Chekhov, Anton and Constance Garnett (Trans. ) The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories
New York The Macmillan Company 1922 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 308 pages; Very handsome copy is bright, snug and very neat in original dark green cloth with title lettering very brightly in gilt to spine and in blind to upper board. Just trace shelf rub to cloth at tips. Mounted to the front pastedown is the attractive pictorial bookplate of book collector, Redmond Conyngham, designed and engraved by noted historian of American printmaking, David McNeely Stauffer. An exceptionally nice copy. NF 
Price: 165.00 USD
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150 Chekhov, Anton and Constance Garnett (Trans. ) The Horse-Stealers, and Other Stories
New York The Macmillan Co. 1921 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 312 pages; Very handsome copy is bright, snug and very neat in original dark green cloth with title lettering very brightly in gilt to spine and in blind to upper board. Just trace shelf rub to cloth at tips. Mounted to the front pastedown is the attractive pictorial bookplate of book collector, Redmond Conyngham, designed and engraved by noted historian of American printmaking, David McNeely Stauffer. A few pages opened a little roughly at front edge with a few more remaining unopened. An exceptionally nice copy. NF 
Price: 185.00 USD
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151 Chevalier, Tracy Girl With a Pearl Earring
New York Dutton 2000 052594527X / 9780525945277 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages; 1st printing with complete 1-10 letter line on copyright page and publisher's $21.95 issue price intact to unclipped front jacket flap. Tightly bound and fresh in crisp and uniformly bright dust jacket. Superb copy. Signed by Chevalier and dated "14 January 2001 // Washington DC" on the title page. F/F; Signed by Author 
Price: 90.00 USD
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152 Chin, Frank Gunga Din Highway
Minneapolis Coffee House Press 1994 1566890373 / 9781566890373 First Edition; uncorrected Proof Paperback Near Fine 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 418 pages; Uncorrected Proof in black & white pictorial card stock wraps. Tight, unread copy with just a hint of storage/shelf evidence at tips/ NF copy of the prepublication advance prrof copy. 
Price: 13.95 USD
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153 Christie, Agatha and Mary Westmacott (Pseud) The Burden
New York Arbor House Publishing Company 1972 0877950571 / 9780877950578 First American Edition Paperback Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
1972 Arbor House HC/DJ 1st US edition Square, sound and genrally neat. Unclipped dj is glossy and neat w/ just a touch of very light edge wear. Prior owner sticker ins cvr. Else unmarked. VG/VG; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 223 pages; Square, sound and genrally neat. Pictorial dust jacket is glossy and neat w/ just a touch of light shelf/handling wear to edges. Unknown publisher or retail sticker attached to the front pastedown. . Else unmarked. VG/VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
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154 Clancy, Tom Debt of Honor
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1994 0399139540 / 9780399139543 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 768 pages; 1st edition, 1st printing. Bright tight and very neat in a crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket with publisher's $25.95 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Signed by Clancy on the half-title page. Handsome copy. NF/NF ... Stout book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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155 Clark, Tom and Joe Brainard (Jacket Art) Stones
New York Harper & Row 1969 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 71 pages; 1st edition, stated. Bright, tight and fresh in a uniformly bright and crispe edged pictorial dust jacket from a design by Joe Brainard. Publisher's $4.95 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Laid in at front is a clipped page signed by Clark, with bibliographic entry on the verso suggesting it is from a much later title of a signed limited edition. Just a whisper of shelf rub to jacket at edges. A lovely copy. F/NF; Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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156 Clay, Robert Keating A Chequer-Board; The Romance of a Pirate
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Company 1927 First US Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 295 pages; Soundly bound and clean in original color illustrated dust jacket with $2.00 issue price on unclipped front flap. Binding a little shelf cocked in the spine. Jacket is rubbed at edges with a few shalow nicks and short closed tears. Archival tissue tape placed at the crown of the jacket to mend mild fray; mild shelf soiling to surfaces. On the front pastedown, hidden under the front jacket flap is the prior owner name and date in manuscript along with a small ink stamp of a pocket watch. An uncommon book, especially so in original dust jacket. VG/VG 
Price: 95.00 USD
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157 Clinton, Hillary Rodham An Invitation To The White House At Home With History
New York Simon & Schuster 2000 0684857995 / 9780684857992 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Color Photographs; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 324 pages; [SIGNED] 2000 Simon & Schuster. Oversize, square format HC/DJ. 1st edition, 1st printing with complete 1-10 # line on the copyright page. Hillary Rodham Clinton's signature to the blank front free endpage in thin line black marker. Tightly bound, fresh and exceptionally neat with crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket retaining the publisher #35 issue price to the unclipped front flap. Cery handsome and well preserved copy. Signed by the former 1st Lady, Secretary of State and winner of the popular vote in the 2016 Presidential election. NF/NF. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 150.00 USD
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158 Cloete, Stuart Watch For The Dawn
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1939 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 489 pages; HC/DJ. 1st edition is snug, solid and neat in original pictorial dust jacket. Jacket corners and edges lightly shelf worn; jacket spine ends slightly nicked and rubbed. Mild fading to spine cloth. Just a hint of shelf rub to cloth spine ends. Text clean and unmarked. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
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159 Coatsworth, Elizabeth & Feodor Rojankovsky The Giant Golden Book of Cat Stories
New York Simon and Schuster 1953 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 1st "A" edition and printing. Very large, oversize 4to in galzed color illustrated boards with publisher's linen reinforced internal hinges. Publisher's 1st printing code, "A195195" printed on the lower front corner of the pictorial pastedown. Light tapping and slight rubbing to boards at front corners. Original owner has placed a length o clear mylar tape the full length of the spine surface to reinforce tenderness and incipient splitting in the paper over the spine joints. The spine surface is complete with no loss or chips and is readily legible. Contents are bright, clean and very neat with no significant evidence of handling to page surfaces. No marks of any kind. Profusely illustrated with color renderings by Rojankovsky throughout. A solid clean copy marred by only mild edge wear to boards and the regrettable application of mylar tape to the spine. Uncommon in the 1st edition. VG- thus. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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160 Cohn, Rachel & David Levithan Dash & Lily's Book of Dares [Advanced Review Copy]
New York Knopf Books for Young Readers 2010 0375866590 / 9780375866593 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 260 pages; Tightly bound in original glossy dust jacket. Advanced review material laid in at front. Looks and feels unread and as new. F/F 
Price: 17.50 USD
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