Eagle in the Sky
New York: Doubleday & Company, 1974. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Dust jacket is good, with some edge wear, spine wear, small tear to top of front cover and corner bumping. Black cloth over blue boards, stamp reading, "With Compliments of Doubleday & Company, Inc." on front past-down endpaper, book is tight and square in very good condition.
Wilbur Addison Smith (b 1933) is a South African novelist. This fiction nove,l set in South Africa, follows the life of David Morgan and his love of flying and Debra.
Mistress of the Empire
New York: Doubleday, 1992. 613 pp. Approximately 6 1/2 x 9 1/2". First Edition, as stated on the copyright page and correct number line. Dust jacket in fine condition; White boards with white cloth 1/4 binding, signed on the title page by both authors and cover artist Don Maitz (husband of Janny Wurtz), in fine condition.
Raymond Elias Feist (1945 - ) is an American writer of fantasy fiction. Janny Wurtz (1953 - ) is also an American writer and illustrator who has had award winning paintings and a commemorative exhibition for NASA. Janny's husband is Don Maitz, a Hugo Award winning artist who did the cover artwork. This is the third book and the exciting conclusion of the Empire trilogy.
Doubleday 1957 first hardcover printing. Book is tight and square. Dust jacket is bright, with minimal edge wear and corner bumping; some yellowed tape along bottom edges. Interior is clean, no bookstore stamps. Previous owner's name on inside front page. Small water stain on top edge of book. Age toning is present as is common in books of this vintage. Irish-American family story.
New York: Doubleday, 1991. 421 pp. Approximately 6 1/4 x 9 1/2". Illustrated dust jacket with a slight amount of wear along the bottom edges, in near fine condition. Green paper over boards with 1/4 bound black cloth, gilt title crisp on spine, bright yellow endpapers, complete number line, price of $19.95 on jacket, slight spotting on page edges otherwise interiors are in excellent condition, overall near fine condition.
This is the second novel for John Grisham (1955 - ) which was made into a movie starring Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman and Jeanne Tripplehorn. After the huge success of this book, Grisham's first novel, "A Time to Kill", became more popular as well.
The House At Sunset
Doubleday Avon book, #V2085, 1962 first paperback printing. Book is tight and square. Spine is flat, uncreased and shiny. Cover is bright, with minimal edge wear and corner bumping. Interior is clean, no bookstore stamps or writing. Age toning is present as is common in books of this vintage.
The Human Element
Doubleday 1958 hardcover printing. Book is tight and square in very good condition. Dust jacket is good and bright, with minimal edge wear, some rubbing and corner bumping. Interior is clean, no bookstore stamps although previous owner's name is on inside front page. Age toning is present as is common in books of this vintage. A flight leaves London for Nairobi carrying a mixed group of passengers--a movie star, an American journalist, a businessman, a thief, a young civil servant, a colored woman. Thanks to the overconfident captain and the inefficient navigator, the plane has to crash land in the Sahara where, again thanks to the navigator, it takes five days for a rescue plane to find them.
The Immortal Lovers: Heloise and Abelard
Doubleday 1960 first hardcover printing. Book is tight and square. Dust jacket is bright, with minimal edge wear and corner bumping, small stain on spine. Interior is clean, no bookstore stamps or writing. Age toning is present as is common in books of this vintage. According to the jacket "This is a truly stirring recreation of two of history's most heroic and romantic figures."
The Man with the Golden Arm
Garden City: Doubleday, 1949. 343 pp. Approx. 6 x 8 1/2". Illustrated dust jacket with some wear, creases, and minor chipping, price of $3.00 intact, in very good condition. Tan cloth over boards with red and green lettering on spine, slight bubble on spine binding as noted in other listings of this book as well, first edition stated on copyright page, slightly stained top edges and tiny spots on bottom of front cloth cover, faintly musty smell, otherwise in very good condition.
Nelson Algren (1909 - 1981), was an American writer, best known for this novel, which won the National Book Award in 1950. Adapted into film in 1955, it was directed by Otto Preminger and Frank Sinatra played the leading character. This is a post-World War II novel set in Chicago and follows the fictional life of Frankie Machine, a card dealer and morphine addict.
The Summer Soldiers
Doubleday1957 first edition stated. Book is tight and square. Dust jacket is bright, with minimal edge wear and corner bumping. Interior is clean, no bookstore stamps but previous owner's name on inside front page. Age toning is present as is common in books of this vintage. Post World War II fiction novel.