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1 BAILEY, PEARL Duey's Tale
New York Harcourt 1975 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Pearl Bailey, at a 5 1/2” x 4” black & white snapshot of her affixed to the half-title. Illustrated. Fine copy in a very good dust jacket with a bit of use and some minor fading to the spine. A charming and inspiring children's story. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 MALONEY, RAY The Impact Zone
New York Delacorte Press 1986 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Ray Maloney. Presentation copy from Ray Maloney to writer Barnaby Conrad, inscribed: “For Barnaby Conrad, With admiration, respect, and many thanks. Ray Maloney. April 27, 1986. Ventura, California.” Lightly used copy with two thumbnail pieces - one at the top of the spine and the other at the foreedge of the front board in a dust jacket with matching pieces and some slight edge wear and a few nicks. With a flattering blurb by Barnaby Conrad (Matador) on the rear panel of the dust jacket: “Ray Maloney proves himself a major talent with this exciting, touching, and sensitive new novel. Calling it a book about surfing is like saying Lady Chatterley's Lover is about game management. Winner of the Third Annual Delacorte Prize for an Outstanding First Young Adult Novel. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 MCMURTRY, LARRY, BARRY, FLORENCE V A Century of Children's Books by Florence V. Barry. Signed by Larry McMurtry
New York George H. Doran n.d 
Larry McMurtry's copy, signed by him. Illustrated with stills from the film. A used and worn copy with hinges starting and with some edge wear without dust jacket. A literary reference book. A dedicated book man, McMurtry opened the first Booked Up book store in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. in 1970. In 1987, along with his sister, Sue Deen, he opened The Blue Pig Book Shop in the small Texas town of Archer City, which in 1988 was renamed Booked Up. It became one of the largest single used bookstores in the United States. After struggling over the years with declining sales and a changing industry, the decision was made to sell off the largest share of the inventory and downsize the business. The auction took place on August 10th and 11th, leaving enough stock to continue as a viable brick and mortar retail operation, in addition to their on-line efforts. The auction was very well publicized and brought dealers and other curious folks from around the world to observe and participate. As stated by Mr. McMurtry on the week-end of the sale, "I've never seen that many people lined up in Archer City, and I'm sure I never will again." 
Price: 125.00 USD
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4 VAN ALLSBURG, CHRIS The Wretched Stone
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1991 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Chris Van Allsburg on the title page. From the author of The Polar Express, a sea tale of a glowing stone with curious powers and a strange voyage. Beautifully illustrated by Van Allsburg. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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