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Napoleon and His Women Friends
$79.00
Napoleon and His Women Friends by Gertrude Aretz. Stated first edition. A biography of Napoleon Bonaparte focusing on the many important women in his life. Hand-cut pages with gilt embellishments to cover and spine with gilt lettering. Many illustrations throughout. 375 pages. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1927. Light cover and corner wear.
 
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Jacqueline by Ron Galella
$95.00
Jacqueline by celebrity photographer Ron Galella. Mr. Galella was famous for his pursuit of the perfect candid pictures of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Black-and-white photographs throughout the 200 pages. New York: Sheed and Ward, 1974. Light wear, dust jacket wear.
 
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The Garden Week by Week
$59.00
The Garden Week by Week by Walter Wright. New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1911. A summary of the garden and its stages from early spring through the winter season with many illustrations both in color and in black-and-white. gilt page top and banding to covers and spine with gilt lettering. 410 pages. Light wear.
 
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A four-volume collection from The Novels of Charles Lever, an Irish novelist, and contemporary of Charles Dickens. From The Copyright Edition, limited to 1000 copies, edited by Lever's daughter and includes etchings by Hablot Knight Browne, known as Phiz, who also illustrated many Dickens novels. Gilt page tops and hand-cut pages. London: Downey and Co., Limited, 1898. Light wear.
 
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English Cathedrals
$55.00
English Cathedrals by Mrs. Schuyler van Rensselaer. Illustrated with 154 drawings by Joseph Pennell. Includes the cathedrals in London, Canterbury, Peterborough, Durham, Salisbury, Lichfeld, Lincoln, Ely, Wells, Winchester, Gloucester, and York. 396 deckle-edge pages. New York: The Century Club, 1902. Moderate edge and page wear, book plate.
 
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The Wild Palms, 1st Ed.
$199.00
The Wild Palms by William Faulkner. New York: Random House, 1939. First edition, third printing. Tan cloth boards, gilt lettering and green banding on spine, and green tinted page tops. 339 pages. Only the first edition has this title. Faulkner's original title, If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem, was changed by the publisher for the first edition to The Wild Palms against Faulkner's protests. Later editions have Faulkner' original title, If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem. Light shelf and dust jacket wear.
 
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Guys and Dolls
$99.00
Runyon's Guys and Dolls. An omnibus including Guys and Dolls, Blue Plate Special and Money from Home all by Damon Runyon a famous American newspaper and fiction writer. 505 pages. Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott, 1934. Light wear to cover.
 
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Works of Thomas Huxley, S/9
$135.00
Antique nine-volume collection of the works of Thomas Huxley, English biologist. Three-quarter leather-bound over marbled covers with gilt page tops and lettering on spines. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1896. Light chipping at foot of spine. Age wear to spine and cover.
 
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The Dragon and the Raven
$45.00
The Dragon and the Raven, or The Days of King, written by Alfred by G. A. Henty. Henty, an English novelist, was famous for his historic adventure stories of which this is the most famous. Black-and-white etchings and full-color end-pages with stamped and colored front cover and spine. 288 pages. Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates and Co., circa 1896. Light cover/spine wear.
 
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Anna Karenina
$65.00
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy with full color lithographs by Barnett Freedman. 935 pages. New York: The Heritage Press, 1952. Wear to slipcase.
 
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The Power Elite
$45.00
The Power Elite by C. Wright Mills. A midcentury examination on the rolls the military elite, politicians, and business leaders play on centers of power. First edition, second printing. 423 pages. New York: Oxford University Press, 1956. Minor cover wear.
 
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Mount Vernon
$49.00
Mount Vernon: Its Children, Its Romances, Its Allied Families and Mansions by Minnie Kendall Lowther. First edition. A history of all facets of Mount Vernon with many photographs throughout. Gilt banding to cover and spine with illustrated paste-down on the cover. Chicago: John Winston and Company 1930. 281 pages. Inked name on cover page. Minor wear to cover, foxing.
 
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Photographic Essays, S/2
$69.00
The World's Family, photographs by Ken Heyman and The Family of Children, edited by Jerry Mason. Each book has an extensive array of photographs from around the world chronicling the universal aspects of human-kind. Both books have 192 pages. New York: Putnam's Sons, 1983. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1977. Minor cover wear.
 
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People's Medical Instructor
$79.00
The People's Medical Instructor written especially for the home and family by Joseph Conwell, MD. Covers topics of health and illness as seen in the early 1900s. 645 pages. Vineland, New Jersey: The Hominis Book Company, 1915. Light cover wear, hinge wear.
 
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Modern Library Selections, S/14
$139.00
A decorative book set of 14 volumes in shades of blue, gray, and earth-tones with gold lettering from The Modern Library Collection. Decorative end-pages illustrated by famous illustrator Rockwell Kent. Included in the set are works of Faulkner, Maugham, Browning, and Hesse, among others. New York: The Modern Library, 1942-1963. Light cover wear, names inside.
 
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Modern Library Classics, S/16
$145.00
Set of 16 volumes in shades red with gold lettering from The Modern Library Collection. Decorative end-pages illustrated by famous illustrator Rockwell Kent. Included in the set are works of Shakespeare, Kafka, Maugham, and Hesse, among others. New York: The Modern Library, 1937-1960. Light cover wear, names inside.
 
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10-volume collection of selections from the Modern Library Classics in red and neutral tones with black embellishments including works of Ibsen, Melville, James Joyce, and Gilbert & Sullivan, among others. New York: Modern Library, 1933 to 1961. Light wear to covers, previous owner's name.
 
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Here at the New Yorker
$55.00
Here at the New Yorker by Brendan Gill. Written by a long-term writer and published on the 50th anniversary of The New Yorker Magazine, this stated first edition is a look at how The New Yorker such became an iconic magazine. Cartoons throughout. Cover art by Charles Addams features cartoons of many famous writers with the key to their identity on the fly leaf of the jacket. 406 pages. New York: Random House, 1975. Light cover wear.
 
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Classic Club Series Volumes, S/9
$145.00
Set of nine classic volumes from the Classic Club Series. The oatmeal-colored books have red-tinted page tops and include, among others, Walden, Gulliver's Travels, Palgrave, Chekhov, The Rubaiyat, among others. New York: Walter J. Black, 1930s to 1970s. Minor cover wear.
 
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The Annals of America, Set of 20
$215.00
Set of 20 decorative blue hardcovers of the Annals of America Series. Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica Press, 1976-1987. The collection, which includes volumes 1-21 with no volume 18, is a compendium of American history, events and thoughts through the years. Light cover wear.
 
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American Wild Life Illustrated
$45.00
American Wild Life Illustrated. New York: Wm. H. Wise, 1944. An attempt at conservation awareness by creating readable texts about American wildlife written and compiled by the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the City of New York. 749 pages with many photographs throughout.
 
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Set of 24 selections from The Works Honoré de Balzac with blue buckram covers. This is the Definitive Edition of The Human Comedies which is the title of Balzac's collection of interlinked novels and stories depicting French society in the 1800s. Each volume has black-and-white frontispieces, hand-cut pages, and gilt page tops. Philidelphia: George Barrie and son, 1898. Light cover wear.
 
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Six-volume collection from the Universal History of the World series with banding and embellishments in red on the covers and banding and embellishments in gold on the spines. Illustrated with pictures, maps, and photographs throughout the books. London: The Educational Book Company, circa 1930. Light cover wear.
 
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Antique Works of George Eliot, S/8
$159.00
Antique eight-volume collection of The Works of George Eliot with decoratively stamped and embellished covers and spines. George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Anne Evans (1819-1880). New York: Hurst and Company Publishers, circa 1900. Light fading on pages, cover wear.
 
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Leather Novels by Eugène Sue, S/6
$159.00
Six-volume collection from the works of Eugene Sue, a popular French novelist from the 19th century. Leather-bound over marbled covers with gilt embossed spines. Each volume has a tissue-protected frontispiece and several illustrations throughout the books. Boston: Wyman-Fogg Company, circa 1930. Light cover wear.
 
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Memoirs of Diana Cooper, S/3
$95.00
Set of three volumes of the memoirs and autobiography by Diana Cooper, a prominent member of English high society of the early 20th century. Diana Cooper was a prominent social figure in London and Paris and moved in a celebrated group of the times. 260 pages per volume. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1958-1960. Light cover wear.
 
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Antique Green Classics, S/17
$259.00
Antique 17-volume collection of works by the American author Bret Harte. Gold-stamped green cloth covers with embossed tree design and banding. Gold lettering on spine with gilt page top edges and annotate tissue protect frontispieces. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1896. Light age wear on covers and spine.
 
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Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade by Patrick Dennis. 29th printing. This runaway bestseller of the mid-1950s is about the eccentric life of a boy living with his colorful Auntie Mame. 280 pages. New York: Vanguard Press, 1955. Light cover and dust jacket wear.
 
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Set of five volumes of Sigmund Freud Collected Papers. The 1959 stated first American edition. New York: Basic Books, 1959. Light wear, cut to the title page.
 
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Works of Sir Walter Scott, S/11
$139.00
Antique collection of 11-volumes of selected works by Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. Covers are bound in brown buckram cloth with distressed leather paste-on title labels. Title page etchings and frontispieces in each book. Boston: DeWolfe, Fiske, and Co., circa 1890. Age wear on covers and title pages.
 
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Arthur Conan Doyle Volumes, S/7
$149.00
Set of seven volumes from The Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Leather-quarter-bound volumes over green buckram cover boards with small patterned end pages and gold page tops. New York: P.F. Collier and Sons, circa 1920. Light cover wear.
 
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Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great by Elbert Hubbard. 11-volume Anniversary Edition of biographical pieces written by Elbert Hubbard, founder of the famous Arts and Crafts community and publishing house, Roycroft Press. Hand-cut pages, gilt page tops, reading ribbons, black-and-white tissue protected frontispieces and illustrations. New York: Wm Wise, 1916. Light wear.
 
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Complete Mark Twain Library, S/26
$325.00
Complete 26-volume set of the Works of Mark Twain. Authorized edition. Each volume has black bands on the spine with gold lettering and a cameo of Twain. Included are Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi, The Prince The Pauper, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, among others. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1920s. Light cover wear.
 
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Louisa May Alcott Classics, S/6
$125.00
Complete set of six volumes by Louisa May Alcott. Illustrated by Ruth Ives with full-color frontispieces and black-and-white drawings. Included in the set are Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boys, Eight Cousins, Jack and Jill, and Under the Lilacs. New York: Nelson Doubleday, 1950s. Light cover wear.
 
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Leather Book Set, S/7
$159.00
Set of seven antique books from The Wit and Humor of America. Leather-quarter-bound volumes over marbleized boards with marble pattern end pages and gold page tops. New York: The Thwing Co., 1911. Light cover wear.
 
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Eight-volume collection of three-quarter leather-bound books from the Beacon Lights of History by John Lord collection. These books feature gilt page tops, marbled covers and end pages, annotated tissue protect full-color frontispieces, and deckle-edge pages. New York: James Clarke and Company, 1883 - 1888. Light patina to covers/leather.
 
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Heart of the Sunset, Rex Beach
$59.00
Heart of the Sunset by Rex Beach. Salmon-colored hardcover with gold detailing on front cover. Illustrations by M. Stockton Mulford. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1915. 356 pages. Minor wear.
 
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Don't Tell Alfred
$59.00
Don't tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford. A 1960 novel about the experiences of an English woman as she adjusts to life in the Paris Embassy as her husband becomes the British Ambassador to France. 248 pages. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Light cover and surface wear.
 
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The New Tiffany Table Settings
$55.00
The New Tiffany Table Settings by John Loring and Henry B. Platt. Elegant table settings designed by international personalities and designers. 222 pages. New York: Doubleday, 1981. Light overall wear, dust jacket wear.
 
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Palm-Size Romance Lalla Rookh
$59.00
Antique, palm-size volume of Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance by Thomas Moore. New York: The Home Book Company, circa 1897. Cloth cover has embossed flower design with silver lettering and embellishments; 327 pages. Minor cover wear, written name and date.
 
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Finding Marilyn by David Conover
$59.00
Finding Marilyn by David Conover, the photographer who "found" Marilyn on a routine photo shoot when she was known as Norma Jean Dougherty. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1981. Numerous black-and-white photographs throughout; 199 pages. Minor wear.
 
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Guestward Ho! by Barbara Hooton
$55.00
Guestward Ho! by Barbara Hooton, as confided to Patrick Dennis, author of Auntie Mame. New York: Vanguard Press, 1956. This campy and often funny midcentury book describes the transition of a New York City upscale socialite to a Santa Fe, New Mexico cowgirl as the author, Barbara Hooton and her husband run a famous dude ranch. 270 pages. Light cover and dust jacket wear.
 
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Antique Thackeray Books, S/8
$159.00
Eight-volume antique collection of works by William Makepeace Thackeray. Published as The People's Edition the books are ornate with stamped embellishments to covers and spines and have numerous black-and-white illustrations. Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1883. Minor wear to cover and spine.
 
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Junior Illustrated Classics, S/7
$195.00
Set of seven decorative volumes from the Illustrated Junior Classics. Classics include Kidnapped, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Black Beauty, Little Men, Robinson Crusoe, Treasure Island, and The Three Musketeers. Children's literature with full color and black-and-white drawings. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1945 to 1976. Light cover wear.
 
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Abraham Lincoln 1809-1858, 2 Vols
$65.00
Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858 in two volumes by Albert J. Beveridge. First edition, the 4th impression of this two-volume set is bound in blue cloth with gold lettering on the spine. Black-and-white photos and illustrations. Volume I has 607 pages and Volume II has 741 pages. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1928. Light cover and edge wear.
 
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Windsor Revisited by HRH the Duke of Windsor, Queen Elizabeth's uncle who abdicated the throne to marry his love, American divorcee, Wallis Simpson. This is a look of English royal life, manners, and customs from his perspective. Illustrated with many photographs. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960. Light cover wear.
 
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Les Miserables, Set of 2
$75.00
A two-volume set of Les Miserables by Victor Hugo in the original slipcases with illustrations by Lynd Ward. New York: Heritage Press, 1938. Light surface wear.
 
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Lucy Gayheart, 1st Ed
$55.00
Lucy Gayheart by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather. Stated first edition. 231 pages. New York: Alfred a. Knopf, 1935. Light fading on cover.
 
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Modern Business Series, S/24
$249.00
Complete 24-volume series of Modern Business references. New York: Alexander Hamilton Institute, 1919. Black leatherette bindings with embossed covers and gold lettering on spines. Included in the series are topics such as Business and the Man, Economics, Business Organization, Corporate Finance, Marketing and Merchandising, Salesmanship and Sales Management, and Advertising Principles among others. Light cover wear.
 
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Inside History of the White House
$75.00
Inside History of the White House: The Complete History of the Domestic and Official Life in Washington of the Nation's Presidents and Their Families by Gilson Willets. Illustrated with over 45 photographs of the interiors, grounds, and inhabitants. The book covers Washington through Teddy Roosevelt. Blind embossed American Eagle on the cover with gold embossed lettering on cover and on spine. 492 pages. New York: The Christian Herald, 1908. Light wear on cover.
 
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Madame de Pompadour
$55.00
Madame de Pompadour by Nancy Mitford. Madame De Pompadour was the unexpected royal mistress of King Louis XV of France. She was a patron of the arts especially architecture and decorative arts and was a major court influence. New York: Harper and Row, 1968. Light wear, previous owner's name.
 
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Complete set of four volumes of Great Men and Famous Women: A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of the Lives of More than 200 of the Most Prominent Personages in History dating from 1894. Numerous drawings and full-page illustrations on heavy card stock with a biography of the individuals portrayed. There are gold embellishments and lettering on the front cover and spine with gold tinted page edges. New York: Selmar Hess Publisher, 1984. Light cover wear.
 
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Invitation to the Waltz by Rosamond Lehmann. Stated first printing. This novel, written in 1932, is a portrayal of a young English girl's first aristocratic ball and its' aftermath. Beautiful pink cloth covers with embossed green musical notes and red tinted page tops. 309 pages. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1932. Light fading to cover/chipping to dust jacket.
 
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Around the World w/ Auntie Mame
$45.00
Around the World with Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis. Stated first edition. Written in 1958 this is the sequel to the 1955 bestseller, Auntie Mame. The adventures continue with Auntie Mame's round-the-world trip with her nephew in the 1930s and all of the adventures and antics surrounding them. 286 pages. New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1958. Minor cover wear.
 
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A decorative book set of 16 volumes in shades red and neutral tones gold lettering from The Modern Library Collection. Decorative end-pages illustrated by famous illustrator Rockwell Kent. Included in the set are works of Ibsen, O'Henry, Marcel Proust, and D. H. Lawrence among others. New York: The Modern Library, 1943-1959. Light cover wear/names inside.
 
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Carl Faberge by A. Kenneth Snowman
$45.00
Carl Faberge: Goldsmith to the Imperial Court of Russia by A. Kenneth Snowman with 185 photographs including more than100 in full color. New York: Greenwich House, 1983. The author covers topics from Mr. Faberge's craftsmanship to the beautiful objects he created. 160 pages. Light dust jacket wear.
 
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Love in Old Cloathes, 1898
$65.00
An antique novel of Love in Old Cloathes (notice the Old English spelling) by H. C. Bunner with illustrations by Smedley, Lowell, and Castaigne. Hand-cut pages, gilt page tops, and gold embossed lettering and embellishments on cover and spine. 215 pages. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1898. Light cover wear.
 
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Cosmos by Carl Sagan
$59.00
Cosmos by Carl Sagan. New York: Random House, 1980. 250 full-color illustrations. 365 pages. First edition. Light cover wear.
 
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The Art of Giving by Stuart Jacobson. New York: Harry Abrams Publishing, 1987. First Edition. First printing. This is a study of the art of gift giving in England and Europe following the theme of the author's first book titled "Only The Best" describing the art of gift giving in the United States. 216 pages with 235 photographs including 186 in full color.
 
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Peyton Place
$49.00
Peyton Place, a novel by Grace Metalious published in 1956, was considered quite "racy" at the time as it looked at all parts of the lives of three women in a small New England town. This first edition, 5th printing has 372 pages. New York: Julian Messner, 1956. Age wear to covers and dust jacket.
 
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