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1 Holton, Leonard (pseudonym of Leonard Wibberley) A TOUCH OF JONAH
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, (1968). B000CZ4BDK First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very close to fine, in blue cloth with gilt spine titles; in a nearly fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket, with one very short closed edge tear to upper front panel, minor creasing to one lower corner tip. 
Seventh in the Father Bredder mystery series written by the prolific Irish novelist under pseudonym. The amateur sleuth and eager blue water sailor is invited to join the crew of the Fair Maid on the Transpac race from San Pedro California to Honolulu. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Wibberley, Leonard DEADMEN'S CAVE
New York: Ariel Books, (1954). First edition, first printing. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Near fine in pale green cloth with spine titles and cover illustrations stamped in black; in a chipped and shelfworn, wraparound illustrated dust jacket that shows some tears and creases to the edges but still remains in very good condition. 
Pirate novel written for a Ariel Books Children's Book Division. An early novel by the author of THE MOUSE THAT ROARED and at least 100 other novels. Black-and-white illustrations, map endpapers, and dust jacket art by Tom Leamon. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Wibberley, Leonard GUARNERI: Story of a Genius
New York: Farrar Strauss Giroux, (1974). 0374328226 / 9780374328221 First edition. Hardcover. Fine, bright copy, in gilt-lettered green cloth; in a very mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. Jacket design by Richard Cuffari. Lovely example of a quite scarce issue. 
Juvenile novel of young orphan Thomas Soli, living in a monastery in 18th century Cremona, whose gift for singing leads him to be apprenticed to master violinmaker, Guarneri del Gesu, a musical genius beset by poverty, loneliness and despair. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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New York: William Morrow Company, 1966. B0007F6WO6 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good in shelfworn teal cloth with shamrock and leprechaun devices stamped in silver, silver lettering to spine; in a good only, illustrated dust jacket that is worn, price-clipped and has pieces missing at the edges. 
Wibberley's more or less true tale of an extraordinary mission by one of the most unusual Irishmen to come out of the OULD SOD. Illustrated by Aldren A. Watson. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 Holton, Leonard (pseudonym of Leonard Wibberley) OUT OF THE DEPTHS
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1966). B0006BO2QQ First edition, first printing. Red Badge Detective imprint. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in yellow cloth with black lettering and publisher's emblem; in an illustrated dust jacket with some very mild rubbing, two tiny tears and attendant faint creasing to spine head. 
Father Bredder of the Church of the Holy Innocents and his friend Lieutenant Minardi of the LA Police Department are out pier fishing when the priest's strike leads to the discovery of a lifeless body in full scuba gear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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(New York): (Curtis Publishing/Ives Washburn, Inc.), (1962). First edition. Small octavo. Hardcover. Tiny bump to upper rear cover, else fine, in grey cloth illustrated in black to front cover, lettered in black to spine; in a mildly age-toned, very lightly edgeworn, near fine illustrated dust jacket with one very short closed edge tear to rear panel. 
Rhymed verse yarn of a raffish cat who unexpectedly becomes a stowaway on the Mayflower, falls into disfavor with the Pilgrim Fathers, and then redeems himself by the way he manages an onslaught of marauding mice. Illustrated by Erik Blegvad. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7 Wibberley, Leonard THE MOUSE THAT ROARED
Boston/Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, (1955). 0316938726 / 9780316938723 First edition, third printing. Hardcover. Small patch of paper residue to the front pastedown endpaper, from an old price sticker, else about near fine; in a worn and soiled dust jacket that shows edgewear, tears, shallow chipping, and lacks a thumbnail size piece from the lower spine. 
The versatile Irish-born novelist's best known book and the source for the deliriously silly film adaptation starring the sublime Peter Sellers. The original plot line--a sort of international THE PRODUCERS--inspired a spate of "Mouse" sequels. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 Wibberley, Leonard VOYAGE BY BUS
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1971. Family Bookshelf edition. Hardcover. A stunningly fresh fine copy in white-backed turquoise laminated boards; in a faintly age-toned illustrated dust jacket with some pale mottling to rear panel. Map-decorated endsheets. 
Chronicle of the novelist's voyage through the American West in a land yacht with his wife Hazel, their six children and the family cat. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 (Jefferson, Thomas). Wibberley, Leonard YOUNG MAN FROM THE PIEDMONT: The Youth of Thomas Jefferson
New York: Ariel Books/Farrar, Straus and Company, (1963). 0374387125 / 9780374387129 First edition. Hardcover. Tiny nick to front cover, some general dust-soiling, else a near fine copy in pale cloth; in an age-toned illustrated dust jacket that shows some minor edgewear, a dot or two of soiling, upper rear flap corner-clipped, and one internal tape repair. 
Juvenile biography of the young Jefferson begins with his birth in 1743 and closes in 1776 when Mr. Jefferson dips his pen into his inkwell and begins to write,"When in the course of human events...." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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