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The Green Carnation, Anonymous (Robert Hichens)
1 Anonymous (Robert Hichens) The Green Carnation
New York D. Appleton and Company 1894 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a slight slant to the spine of the book. The spine joints have noticeable rubbing and fading. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, with a few spots of foxing throughout. " The Green Carnation, first published anonymously in 1894, was a scandalous novel by Robert Hichens whose lead characters are closely based on Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas – also known as "Bosie", whom the author personally knew. It was an instant succ่s de scandale on both sides of the Atlantic. " "The book was withdrawn from circulation in 1895, but by that time the damage had been done. Wilde soon stood three consecutive trials for gross indecency and was sentenced to two years at hard labor. The Green Carnation was one of the works used against him by the prosecution." 
Price: 85.00 USD
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The Blue Danube, Bemelmans, Ludwig
2 Bemelmans, Ludwig The Blue Danube
New York The Viking Press 1945 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge nicks, tears and small chips missing, along with some sunning / fading to the spine. "Ludwig Bemelmans (April 27, 1898 – October 1, 1962) was an Austria-Hungary-born American writer and illustrator of children's books. He is known best for the Madeline picture books. Six were published from 1939 to 1961; a seventh was discovered after his death and published posthumously in 1999." "In the early 1930s Bemelmans met May Massee, the children's book editor at Viking Press, who became a sort of partner. He began to publish children's books, beginning with Hansi in 1934. He published the first Madeline book in 1939; after being rejected by Viking, it was published by Simon & Schuster. In 1953, he fell in love with a small bistro in Paris, La Colombe in the Ile de la Cit้, and bought it. He painted murals therein and owned the place for two years before selling it to Michel Valette, who converted it into a notable cabaret." 
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The Street Where the Heart Lies, Bemelmans, Ludwig
3 Bemelmans, Ludwig The Street Where the Heart Lies
Cleveland, OH World Publishing Company 1963 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has some light edge wear, bumping and nicking and there are two thin strips of paper loss where a previous owner's sticker was removed. "Here is Bemelmans at his very best-rich, ribald, and rollicking. He has set this novel in today's Paris, on a small street in the shadow of Notre Dame. Here you will met Gala, the beautiful and virginal strip teaser..." 
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The New Temple, Bojer, Johan
4 Bojer, Johan The New Temple
New York The Century Co. 1928 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is a light slant to the spine of the book. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and beginning fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has edge nicks, tears and rubbed spots along with large chips to the top and bottom of the spine ends. "A sequel to the Great Hunger, this book tells the story of Lorentz and Louise Holm, whose parents, being too poor to educate them, had sent them off to live with their wealthy aunt, the widow of Bruseth." "Johan Bojer (6 March 1872 – 3 July 1959) was a popular Norwegian novelist and dramatist. He principally wrote about the lives of the poor farmers and fishermen, both in his native Norway and among the Norwegian immigrants in the United States. " 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Aleph and Other Stories 1933-1969, Borges, Jorge Luis  (edited and Translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni)
5 Borges, Jorge Luis (edited and Translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni) The Aleph and Other Stories 1933-1969
New York E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1970 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Dazzling and unmistakable in style, resonant in meaning, Jorge Luis Borges' ... Contains the best of Borges' fiction. Included also is a lengthy autobiographical essay written especially for this volume." "Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges KBE (24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986) , was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish-language literature. His best-known books, Ficciones (Fictions) and El Aleph (The Aleph) , published in the 1940s, are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes, including dreams, labyrinths, libraries, mirrors, fictional writers, philosophy, and religion" 
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Chimes From A Jester's Bells Part I: the Story of Rollo, Part II: Stories and Sketches, Burdette, Robert J. (Jones)
6 Burdette, Robert J. (Jones) Chimes From A Jester's Bells Part I: the Story of Rollo, Part II: Stories and Sketches
Indianapolis, IN Bowen-Merrill Company 1897 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Louis Braunhold 
B&W Illustrations; This copy is a First Edition, first printing, with the Bowen-Merrill Company imprint. This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. There is some light, but noticeable edge wear, bumping and rubbing to the spine ends, corners and edges. There is some rubbing to the spine joints and rear cover as well. The front cover is decorated in gilt, black and white. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The last several pages have some beginning color on the bottom edge of the text block where the red cloth has bled. "Robert Jones Burdette (July 30, 1844 – November 19, 1914) was an American humorist and clergyman who became noted through his paragraphs in the Burlington (Iowa) Hawkeye. ..He was born in Greensboro, Pennsylvania, and received a secondary education in Peoria, Illinois. During the Civil War he served as a private in the 47th Illinois infantry. In 1869 he became night editor of the Peoria Daily Transcript and afterward was associated with other newspapers. He joined the staff of the Burlington Hawkeye in 1872, and his humorous paragraphs soon began to be quoted in newspapers throughout the country. With the encouragement of his first wife, the former Caroline S. Garret of Peoria, he began speaking in public. " 
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The Rise And Fall Of The Mustache And Other "Hawk-Eyetems", Burdette, Robert J. (Jones)
7 Burdette, Robert J. (Jones) The Rise And Fall Of The Mustache And Other "Hawk-Eyetems"
San Francisco, CA A. Roman and Company 1877 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- Illustrated by R. W. Wallis 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends, corners and spine joints have rubbing, bumping and spots of fraying. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. "The front endpapers include a previous owner's inked name, and several ink stamp marks of another previous owner's name. The rear free page has been excised, though no text is missing. This is the author's first book. BAL 1954 notes this San Francisco variant, but specifies the date of 1878 on the title page, Wright III 790 conforms to BAL. OCLC seems to locate no copies with this 1877 San Francisco imprint. 1877" "Robert Jones Burdette (July 30, 1844 – November 19, 1914) was an American humorist and clergyman who became noted through his paragraphs in the Burlington (Iowa) Hawkeye... He joined the staff of the Burlington Hawkeye in 1872, and his humorous paragraphs soon began to be quoted in newspapers throughout the country. With the encouragement of his first wife, the former Caroline S. Garret of Peoria, he began speaking in public. Consequently, he made a number of successful lecture tours. His lecture, "The Rise and Fall of the Mustache," was delivered well over three thousand times during a 30-year period. He also wrote the poem "Orphan Born," as well as "My First Cigar." He was sometimes referred to as the Burlington Hawkeye Man. In 1884, he left the Hawkeye to replace Stanley Huntley as the staff humorist for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. " 
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Goat-Feathers, Butler, Ellis Parker
8 Butler, Ellis Parker Goat-Feathers
Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin Company 1919 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This is a small format book - approximately 5 inches by 3 1/2 inches. The book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been opened a bit roughly, so the foredges of the text pages are a bit uneven and there are some small tears as well. A previous owner's address label was removed from the front endpaper leaving a slightly rough patch. "No human being ever tells the whole truth about himself. We seem to be born liars in that particular, all of us, and I am no different. I'm starting out now to tell the bitter, agonizing truth about myself, but before I am through I shall probably by lying at the rate of a mile a minute and cracking myself up something awful!" 
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Testimony Of Two Men, Caldwell, Taylor (Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell)
9 Caldwell, Taylor (Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell) Testimony Of Two Men
New York Doubleday 1968 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a sticker "Compliments of Bristol Laboroatories" on the bottom front pastedown page. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and some overal light toning and ground-in dirt. "Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell (September 7, 1900 – August 30, 1985) was an Anglo-American novelist and prolific author of popular fiction, also known by the pen names Marcus Holland and Max Reiner, and by her married name of J. Miriam Reback. In her fiction, she often used real historical events or persons. Taylor Caldwell's best-known works include Dynasty of Death, Dear and Glorious Physician (about Saint Luke) , Ceremony of the Innocent, Pillar of Iron, The Earth is the Lord's (about Genghis Khan) and Captains and the Kings. Her last major novel, Answer As a Man, appeared in 1980." 
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Impatient Virgin, Clarke, Donald Henderson
10 Clarke, Donald Henderson Impatient Virgin
Philadelphia, PA Triangle Books 1931 Early Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends of the book cover. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks and rubbed spots along with several small chips missing. "Because Ruth Robbins was dazzlingly blonde and splendidly put together, the small New England town where she was born and raised thought her fast." "Donald Henderson Clarke (1887-1958) was an American writer and journalist, known for his romantic novels, mystery fiction, and screenplays." 
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Whirlwind, Clavell, James
11 Clavell, James Whirlwind
London, England Hodder & Stoughton 1986 1st British Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 

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The Shackle, Colette  (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette)
12 Colette (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette) The Shackle
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1964 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Near Fine- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is one light crease to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. There is one small faint spot of dirt to the top edge of the front endpaper. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has some beginning ground-in dirt to the white portions and some very beginning toning to the spine. "The Shackle has never before been available in book form in this country, and its publication has been eagerly awaited by those who first read the long segment from it that appeared in the July 1969 issue of Mademoiselle." "Colette was the surname of the French novelist and performer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (28 January 1873 – 3 August 1954). She is best known for her novel Gigi, the basis for the film and Lerner and Loewe stage production of the same title. Colette was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948." 
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Strange Marriage, Colton, James (Pseudonym Of Joseph Hansen)
13 Colton, James (Pseudonym Of Joseph Hansen) Strange Marriage
Los Angeles, CA Argyle Books 1965 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Author's second book & possible 1st Hardcover book. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- to Near Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and edge wear. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though the endpapers have some toning, especially to the edges. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and small rubbed spots, especially to the spine ends and corners. "Joseph Hansen (July 19, 1923 – November 24, 2004) was an American crime writer and poet, best known for a series of novels featuring private eye Dave Brandstetter.....At the beginning of his career as a novelist, Hansen wrote under the pseudonym James Colton or James Coulton, producing novels such as Strange Marriage and Known Homosexual. He also wrote two gothic novels under the pseudonym Rose Brock. Hansen was also noted for writing poems, teaching workshops, and hosting a 1960s radio-show called Homosexuality Today. In 1970, he helped to found the first Gay Pride Parade in Hollywood. Hansen disliked the term "gay" and always described himself as "homosexual"." 
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Killer's Wake, Cornwell, Bernard
14 Cornwell, Bernard Killer's Wake
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1989 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Bernard Cornwell, OBE (born 23 February 1944) is an English author of historical novels and a history of the Waterloo Campaign. He is best known for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe. Cornwell has written historical novels primarily of English history in five series and one series of contemporary thriller novels. A feature of his historical novels is an end note on how the novel matches or differs from history, for the re-telling, and what one might see at the modern site of the battles described in the novel. One series of historical novels is set in the American Civil War. He wrote a nonfiction book on the battle of Waterloo, in addition to the fictional story of the famous battle in the Sharpe Series." 
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Sorties Journals and New Essays, Dickey, James
15 Dickey, James Sorties Journals and New Essays
New York Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1971 Trade Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Remainder 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has a couple of small edge nicks and tears, along with some beginning wrinkling and edge wear. There is remainder speckling to the bottom spine end of the text block. "For the past few years, James Dickey has kept a journal in which he expressed his thoughts on a number of literary and non-literary matters." "James Lafayette Dickey (February 2, 1923 – January 19, 1997) was an American poet and novelist. He was appointed the eighteenth United States Poet Laureate in 1966. He also received the Order of the South award. Dickey was also a novelist, known for Deliverance (1970) which was adapted into an acclaimed film of the same name." 
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Comrades A Story of Social Adeventure in California, Dixon, Jr. , Thomas
16 Dixon, Jr. , Thomas Comrades A Story of Social Adeventure in California
New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1909 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- Illustrated by C. D. Williams 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book is in generally clean condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing, and beginning fraying. The lettering on the spine is completely rubbed away, and largely rubbed from the front cover. The text pages are generally clean and bright. Both front and rear endpapers have noticeable generalized toning and foxing. Included are four full page illustrations by C. D. Williams (including the frontispiece). Thomas Dixon Jr. : "He was a White American novelist, segregationist and minister. Born in Shelby, North Carolina, He was raised in the aftermath of the American Civil War, and one of his earliest childhood memories was of the Ku Klux Klan lynching a black man who had been accused of raping the widow of a Confederate soldier. After the lynching, Dixon's mother told him justice had been done and for the rest of his life he never questioned the heroism of the Ku Klux Klan. Dixon was educated at Wake Forest and Johns Hopkins University but left school to pursue a career as an actor. Failing on stage and failing as a lawyer he became a Baptist minister like his father. As a minister, Dixon preached primarily in New York City. He wrote 22 novels and published many essays, and sermons. In addition to his writings, he worked as a film producer. Dixon resented the post-Civil War Reconstruction and glorified the exploits of the Ku Klux Klan. As an author, he wrote "Trilogy of Reconstruction", which consisted of The Leopard's Spots (1902) , The Clansman (1905) , and The Traitor (1907). In these novels, Dixon used historical romance to present Blacks as inferior to whites and glorify the antebellum American South. Dixon is best known for The Clansman, which was to become the inspiration for D. W. Griffith's influential Birth of a Nation (1915). While he claimed to oppose slavery, he believed in a hierarchy of race based on pseudoscientific quasi-evolutionary theories. Dixon was a classmate of future President Woodrow Wilson, who publicly praised The Birth of a Nation and helped to institute the government's harshest segregationist policies since before the Civil War. As well, Dixon wrote about the evils of socialism, particularly expressed in his trilogy: The One Woman (1903) , Comrades (1909) , The Root of Evil (1911). In 1919 the book Comrades was made into a motion picture titled "Bolshevism on Trial." Thomas F. Dixon, Jr. Died on April 3, 1946." 
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Less Than Kin, Dobie, Charles Caldwell
17 Dobie, Charles Caldwell Less Than Kin
New York John Day Company 1926 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good- to Near Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends and corners of the book cover have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are generally clean and bright. The endpapers have light, generalized toning and there is some tidemarking to the hinges. This copy has been signed by the author on the title page. There is a previous owner's penciled name on the front pastedown page. "American novelist and historian Charles Caldwell Dobie was born in San Francisco, CA, in 1881. He had to drop out of grammar school at age 14 because of his father's death. He took a job as an office boy in an insurance company, and stayed with that company until 1915, when he began to make enough money from his writing to devote his full time to it. The majority of his work is about or set in his home town of San Francisco, where he spent his entire life (he never married). Both his fiction and non-fiction about his beloved city has been praised as "smooth" and "deftly written" by such literary figures as Carey McWilliams." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Three's Company, Duggan, Alfred
18 Duggan, Alfred Three's Company
London, England Faber & Faber 1958 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning fading and rubbing to the spine ends and bottom corners of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have some beginning foxing and light toning. All edges of the text block have some light toning / darkening. The dust jacket is clean and bright, but has been price clipped and has some generalized toning to the edges, especially the rear dust jacket. "It was the Rome of Cicero, Rome at the zenith of her power. Caesar had conquered. When Caesar was murdered by some of his enemies at the foot of Pompey's statue, the City went very quiet with - anarchy. Marcus Antonius was the first to seize power, and then appeared the young Octavius who bore the name of Caesar. " "Alfred Duggan (1903–1964) was a British historian, archeologist and best-selling historical novelist during the 1950s..... Although he was raised in England, Duggan was born Alfredo Le๓n Duggan in Lomas de Zamora Buenos Aires, Argentina to a family of wealthy landowners of Irish descent. His family moved to England when he was two years old. His father Alfredo Huberto Duggan, a first generation Irish Argentinian, was appointed in 1905 to the Argentine Legation in London, and died in 1915. In 1917, his mother, the Alabama-born Grace Elvira Hinds, daughter of the U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, became the second wife of Lord Curzon, the former Viceroy of India.." 
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Horizon Fever, Dunn, Robert (Steed)
19 Dunn, Robert (Steed) Horizon Fever
New York Albert & Charles Boni 1932 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping. The foredges of the book covers (both front and rear) have a strip of fading / tidemarking. The text pages are generally clean and bright. The foredge of the text block has noticeable generalized darkening. The front endpaper has been signed, with an inscription, by the author. There is a previous owner's bookplate and a separate address label, both on the front pastedown page. "Robert (Steed) Dunn was an explorer, author, naval officer, and journalist whose interests carried him into many corners of the world. After his graduation from Harvard in 1898, he travelled the Yukon Trail to the Klondike. He became a journalist upon his return. Dunn was a correspondent for the Commercial Advertiser under Lincoln Steffens, and was assigned to accompany Cook in his attempt to climb Mount McKinley, Alaska. On this trip he gathered information for his book, Shameless Diary of an Explorer. Other assignments led him to Martinique and on a world cruise with the U. S. Fleet. As a war correspondent Dunn covered the Russo-Japanese War, the naval cruise to seize Veracruz, and General Pershing's expedition into Mexico against Pancho Villa. During World War I, he was a correspondent for the New York Post, and wrote Five Fronts. In 1918 he was commissioned an officer in the U. S. Navy, and served as an intelligence officer in London and in Constantinople. During his later years, Dunn concentrated on horticulture and on writing in his home in Katonah, New York. He wrote two published novels, Youngest World, and Horizon Fever; and one book of verse, And Least Love. World Alive, his autobiography, was published in 1956 after his death. "; Signed by Author 
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Crazy Salad Some Things About Women, Ephron, Nora
20 Ephron, Nora Crazy Salad Some Things About Women
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1975 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is a slight ripple to the spine of the book towards the top edge, and some light rubbing to the lettering. The text pages are clean and bright. The front endpaper has a small rectangular patch of glue residue. The dust jacket has some light rubbing and edge wear, along with a bit of beginning rolling to the top spine end and one tiny nick. "Nora Ephron (May 19, 1941 – June 26, 2012) was an American journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, director, and blogger. Ephron is best known for her romantic comedies and was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing: for Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally..., and Sleepless in Seattle." 
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