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NY, Harcourt, Brace , (1950). The author's first book, a novel. Benchley, the son of writer Robert Benchley -- of Algonquin Round Table fame -- and father of Peter Benchley -- author of Jaws, among others -- is most noted for his many children's books. This copy is inscribed by the author: "For:/ Michael Stone/ What are you/ doing after the/ show?/ Nathaniel Benchley/ 23 February, 1950." Dusty top edge; else fine in a very good dust jacket with small chips at the spine extremities, rubbing at the folds, and some small staining to the rear panel. An uncommon book signed. [#019103] $175
Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1982. Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very Good in tall wrappers. [#705524] $20