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The Little Minister, Barrie, J.M.
141 The Little Minister
Barrie, J.M.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1897 Reprint Very Good no dust jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition. Decorated American trade binding. Clean green ribbed cloth boards with stamped dark green floral decoration, black lettering and line border on cover, black lettering and small green border decoration on spine. Light rubbing to corners, no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned previous owner inscription (1902) on front free endpaper. A little cracking to paper at rear hinge (neatly reglued). Frontispiece portrait of James Matthew Barrie. 375 pages. 023783

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The Little Minister, Barrie, James Matthew (J. M.)
142 The Little Minister
Barrie, James Matthew (J. M.)
New York American Publishers Corporation 1897 New Edition Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
"New Edition", Revised by the Author, published 1897. Decorated American trade binding. Ribbed burgundy cloth boards with gold decoration and lettering on cover and spine. Tiny spots of wear to spine ends, small spot of wear to one corner tip. Cloth is quite clean, binding is tight, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt upper page edges, clean blank endpapers. Frontispiece photo portrait of the author with tissue guard. 375 pages + publisher's advertising at rear of book. 026931

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The Thunderer, Barrington, E.
143 The Thunderer
Barrington, E.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1927 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap "Novels of Distinction" edition in clean original jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with decorative title box on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 333 pages. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, hint of very light rubbing, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Historical novel about the life of Napoleon. Grosset & Dunlap's "Novels of Distinction" is a series of the best literature produced in quality bindings and paper. List of publisher's Novels of Distinction appears on inside flaps. 021457

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144 The Thunderer: A Romance of Napoleon and Josephine
Barrington, E.
New York Dodd Mead & Co. 1927 First Hard Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket 
Very clean blue silk ribbed boards with gilt N and wreath on corner of front board, gilt lettering on spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated endpapers (Napoleon's army on the march). Frontispiece is color portrait of Josephine with tissue guard. A lovely book. 8vo. First Edition. 005041

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Nzwala: The Story of an Impala Antelope, Barrington, G. W.
145 Nzwala: The Story of an Impala Antelope
Barrington, G. W.
London Hutchinson's Books for Young People Chestnut Library Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Illustrated By Author 
Very clean green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Light surface wear to top and bottom spine edge, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright; clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 111 pgs. with delightful illustrations by the author. 8-1/2 x 7". Children's. 014795

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146 A Ragged Plot
Barth, Richard
New York Dial Press 1981 0-8037-0053-9 / 9780803700536 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Very clean beige boards with black cloth spine, bright green metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Slight manufacturer's crease at lower front board. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 217 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny closed tear at top front flap fold (1/4"), very slight wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A murder mystery involving stolen diamond on Manhattan's upper West Side. 8 vo.. Mystery. 010287

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The King, Barthelme, Donald
147 The King
Barthelme, Donald
New York Harper & Row 1990 0060161957 / 9780060161958 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Barry Moser, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition, with full number line in original unclipped jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold crown on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 158 pp. Illustrated by Barry Moser. Clean jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A tender retelling of le Morte d'Arthur. 019523

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Game-Legs - The Biography of a Horse with a Heart, Bartlett, Arthur C.
148 Game-Legs - The Biography of a Horse with a Heart
Bartlett, Arthur C.
Boston W. A. Wilde Company 1928 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Harold C. Cue, Illustrator 
First Edition in original color illustrated dustjacket. Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Two tiny bookworm holes to top page edges extending less than 1/16" into top page margin. 292 pgs. Illustrated by Harold C. Cue. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow chip at top spine edge (1/4"), short closed edge tears, slight wear to fold edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 017911

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Paradise Auction, Bartley, Malbro
149 Paradise Auction
Bartley, Malbro
New York A. L. Burt 1918 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Vintage reprint edition of this scarce novel in stylish illustrated dustjacket illustrated by Ronald Anderson. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with orange title box on cover and spine. No bumping, tiny bit of surface wear to lower spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis illustration by Ronald Anderson. 501 pp. Beautifully illustrated dustjacket has a few very tiny chips at base of front panel, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020870

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Shadow of the Bridge, Barton, Betsey
150 Shadow of the Bridge
Barton, Betsey
New York Duell, Sloan, & Pierce 1950 First Hardcover Very Good very good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with "I" on copyright page. Blue cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Light soilling; no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 279 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at top spine edge extending 1/2" into top panel edge, slight edge & corner wear. Very nice photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018369

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Once in Aleppo, Barton, Donald R.
151 Once in Aleppo
Barton, Donald R.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1955 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean rust brown cloth boards with black title box, yellow lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Slightest hint of fading to lower front board corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean bright endpapers; no names, writing or marks. "A" on copyright page indicating first printing. 424 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has faint water stain to lower spine & rear corner of back panel, unchipped edges, narrow scratch/chip to lower rear corner panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A vividly romantic story moves at a lively pace--set in the Middle East country of Turaq. 8vo. Fiction. 015843

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152 The Truth About the Trouble at Roundstone
Barton, William E.
Boston/Toronoto Pilgrim Press 1897 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket H. P. Barnes 
Clean yellow cloth boards (tiny spot to spine--smaller than a pea) decorated with red, black and gold leafy illustration. Very light wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean. Fifteen illustrations by H.P. Barnes. 144 pgs. 006801

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The Little Match Man, Barzini, Luigi
153 The Little Match Man
Barzini, Luigi
Philadelphia Penn Publishing Co. 1923 Later printing Fair to Good No Dust jacket 
Blue cloth boards with full size color paste-on illustration on cover. Wear to corners, light soiling, very slight warp to boards, a few small edge nicks, fading to spine. Pages are clean and bright, and all illustrations are present, including those in full color. Illustrated endpapers. 164 pages. Children's story about a little match-stick man and his adventures. 022012

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154 Fire from Heaven
Bataille, Michel (translated from the French By Arthur Train, Jr.)
New York Crown Publishers 1967 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean yellow boards with charcoal gray cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Small circle inkstamp on front free endpaper. 310 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with one 1/4" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel about Gilles de Rais (the only one who tried to rescue Joan of Arc). Author's first novel to be translated into English. 8vo. Fiction. 010566

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A Breath of French Air, Bates, H. E.
155 A Breath of French Air
Bates, H. E.
London Michael Joseph 1959 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean bright original illustrated jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 159 pages. Dust jacket is clean and bright (design by Broom Lynne); price clipped at bottom corner of front inside flap, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Readers of "The Darling Buds of May" will need no introduction to the Larkins, the joyful family of country dealers and fruit pickers who live in uninhibited affluence and sublim indifference to accepted conventions. Well, here they are again in all their glory as they step outside their rural paradise for an excursion into another world. Armed with plenty of tax-free cash, their Rolls-Royce and little French, they take their first holiday abroad. Care to join them? 025621

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The Darling Buds of May, Bates, H. E.
156 The Darling Buds of May
Bates, H. E.
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1958 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated "First Edition" in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean yellow-green cloth boards with small tree decoration on cover, green lettering on spine. No fraying, binding is tight, no cracking. Very slight lean. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 219 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.75 on front inside flap), slight edge wear and surface chipping. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Delightful story of an eccentric English family, the Larkins -- lusty, devil-may-care, and drunk with the fullness of life; along comes a prim civil servant whose duty is tracking down delinquent taxes, but soon he falls under their spell! Made into an excellent TV series (1991-1993) starring a very young and lovely Catherine Zeta-Jones . 022693

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The Sleepless Moon, Bates, H. E.
157 The Sleepless Moon
Bates, H. E.
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1956 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with blue lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, some browning to front endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 375 pages. Dust jacket is price clipped, very light soiling, hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022931

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And Life Goes On, Baum, Vicki
158 And Life Goes On
Baum, Vicki
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1931 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean orange cloth boards with black title box, silver lettering on cover and spine. A few small spots of wear at base of spine, hint of slight fading to spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Beautifully penned previous owner name on front fixed endpaper; no other marks. 320 pgs. 015787

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The Weeping Wood, Baum, Vicki
159 The Weeping Wood
Baum, Vicki
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1943 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with yellow lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. 531 pgs. Clean bright DUSTJACKET is not price clipped, unfaded, with very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 Vo. Fiction. 013039

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Theme for Ballet, Baum, Vicki
160 Theme for Ballet
Baum, Vicki
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1958 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with red and blue lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 332 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has short closed tears, slight edge wear at top and bottom of spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. One of America's most gifted novelists, Vicki Baum has blended here all the poetry, passion and drama of dancing into one haunting "Theme for Ballet." 8vo. Fiction. 013081

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