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  • CHRISTIE MALRY'S OWN DOUBLE-ENTRY. by Johnson, B.S. (Bryan Stanley Johnson, 1933-73)
    Johnson, B.S. (Bryan Stanley Johnson, 1933-73)
    CHRISTIE MALRY'S OWN DOUBLE-ENTRY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1973) dj. Hardcover first edition - The last novel published before his death by this "most original of the English experimental writers of his generation. Combining a bellicose avant-gardism with pointed social concerns, he won the praise of critics and fellow writers as well as a readership not usually gained by a literary maverick. [This] is Johnson's most broadly humorous book, though his humor has a bite. Christie is a simple man. His job in a bank puts him next to but not in possession of money. He encounters the principles of Double-Entry Bookkeeping and adapts them in his own dramatic fashion to settle his account with society. Under the column headed 'Aggravation' for…

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    New York: The Viking Press, (1973) dj. Hardcover first edition - The last novel published before his death by this "most original of the English experimental writers of his generation. Combining a bellicose avant-gardism with pointed social concerns, he won the praise of critics and fellow writers as well as a readership not usually gained by a literary maverick. [This] is Johnson's most broadly humorous book, though his humor has a bite. Christie is a simple man. His job in a bank puts him next to but not in possession of money. He encounters the principles of Double-Entry Bookkeeping and adapts them in his own dramatic fashion to settle his account with society. Under the column headed 'Aggravation' for offenses received from society (the unpleasantness of the bank manager is the first on an ever-growing list), debit Christie; under 'Recompense,' for offenses given back (scratching the faade of an office block), credit Christie. All accounts are to be settled in full, and they are in the most alarming way." Basis for the 2002 film of the same name. 180 pp plus "the final reckoning.". ISBN: 0-670220132.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (some small chips at the ends of the dj spine, original price of 5.95 still present) .

    Book ID: 78592
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  • STELLA DALLAS . by Prouty, Olive Higgins (1882 - 1974)
    Prouty, Olive Higgins (1882 - 1974)
    STELLA DALLAS .

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1990). A novel by this wealthy Bostonian which was originally published in 1923 and which became the basis for three films. While the contemporary reviews called this story of the complex relationship between a mother and daughter "One of the most entertaining, excellently sustained and consistently developed novels of the season". (NY Times) later critics have hailed it as "a feminist gem of tough but compassionate realism." A title in the Literary Cinema Classic series, illustrated with stills from the 1937 Sam Goldwyn Production featuring Barbara Stanwyck. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-060964499.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83926
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  • LADDIE: A True Blue Story. by Stratton-Porter, Gene (1863-1924)
    Stratton-Porter, Gene (1863-1924)
    LADDIE: A True Blue Story.

    Edition: First edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., Inc., 1913. Hardcover first edition - Loosely based on Stratton-Porter's own childhood, Laddie is both a classic poor boy, rich girl romance as well as the story of "Little Sister," a child of nature who is allowed to freely roam the woods. Basis for the 1935 film of the same name. Illustrated by Herman Pfeifer with a frontispiece and three internal plates in color. Pale green screened illustrations on the endpapers and all of the preliminary pages. Frontispiece protected by tissue guard. 602 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with cream lettering and embossed lily design on front cover - very minor wear to ends of spine and corners, but overall a straight, tight and sturdy copy. An attractive vintage book.

    Book ID: 82257
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