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161 American Fiction 1920-1940
Beach, Joseph Warren
New York MacMillan 1941 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 371 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is corner clipped but price is intact, small bit of loss at top of spine, 1" closed edge tear, slight corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book covers the work (and the writers behind the work) of Hemingway, Faulkner, Wolfe, Erskine Caldwell, John Marquand, John Steinbeck and more. 8vo. Literature. 008669

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Ne'er-do-well, Beach, Rex
162 The Ne'er-do-well
Beach, Rex
New York Harper & Brothers 1911 First Hard Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket Howard Chandler Christy, Illustrator 
Very clean blue cloth boards with clean bright paste-on color illustration on cover (unchipped). Gilt lettering on cover and spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 402 pgs. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard, other illustrations throughout. Nice clean solid book. 8vo. Novel. 006142

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The Net, Beach, Rex
163 The Net
Beach, Rex
New York A. L. Burt 1912 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Walter Tittle, Illustrator 
A. L. Burt edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean light green cloth boards with white lettering, dark green line border on cover, white 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. Four illustrations by Walter Tittle. 333 pages. Illustrated dust jacket has tiny chips at spine corners, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025537

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Spoilers, Beach, Rex E.
164 The Spoilers
Beach, Rex E.
New York Harper & Brothers 1906 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Clarence F. Underwood, Illustrator 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Blue-gray cloth boards with orange, white and black decoration on cover, white lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Hint of very faint soiling to rear board. Binding is tight, no cracking, very slight lean. Clean pages, edges and endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrations by Clarence F. Underwood, including frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. 314 pages. 021661

Price: 95.00 USD
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Sunshine Rose - The Story of A Shetland Pony, Beaty, John Y.
165 Sunshine Rose - The Story of A Shetland Pony
Beaty, John Y.
Chicago Thomas S. Rockwell Co. 1931 First Hardcover Fine Good+ Jacket Don Nelson, Illustrator 
First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean blue cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings by Don Nelson. 64 pages. Color illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped, has 1" chip at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears, separated along front flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Shetland pony (Sunshine Rose) came to Mosely Hill Farm when Roberta was very sick, and played an important part in her recovery. There is an exciting adventure with a wolf, and another when both pony and rider were engulfed in a snowbank. There is another that combines the interest of a treasure hunt with the mystery of a hidden cave. 026444

Price: 22.00 USD
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166 The Far Whistle - and Other Stories
Beck, Warren
Yellow Springs, OH Antioch Press 1951 First Hardcover Fine very good Jacket Signed
First Edition in original dustjacket, signed by author. Clean unfaded brown cloth boards with clean unchipped paper label on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Signed by the author on title page; also inscribed by him on front free endpaper: "With warm regards to Barbara and Hugh from Warren, in pleasant recollection of our acceptance at Bread Loaf. " 224 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few faint water droplet markings to spine only, some fading to lettering on spine (still legible), very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection of short stories by "one of our finest artists in the short story genre." Warren Beck is the author of "Final Score" (received the Friends of American Writing Award), Into Thin Air (of which TIME said, "a minor novel with the grace and dignity appropriate to a major one"), and other works. 017940

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Land Of the Takatu, Becker, Bob
167 Land Of the Takatu
Becker, Bob
Chicago Reilly & Lee 1931 First Hard Cover Near Fine No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean, unfaded dark green cloth boards with bright orange lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 271 pgs. Illustrated with drawings and maps. A South American adventure story. 015329

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The Kingfisher's Gift, Beckhorn, Susan
168 The Kingfisher's Gift
Beckhorn, Susan
New York Philomel 2002 0399237127 / 9780399237126 First Hardback Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean dark green boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No fading or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 182 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026012

Price: 15.00 USD
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Curse of Magira - A Novel of East Africa, Bee, David
169 Curse of Magira - A Novel of East Africa
Bee, David
New York Harper & Row 1964 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket Joan Markham, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Golden brown cloth boards with small blind-stamped design on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Small water mark at base of spine, very faint. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with bright yellow endpapers - small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with drawings by Joan Markham. 415 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of Tanganyika -- formerly German East Africa -- skillfully weaves together past and prsent, love and murder, in a powerful drama of adventure, history and suspense. 027170

Price: 25.00 USD
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Just Around the Corner, Beebe, Catherine
170 Just Around the Corner
Beebe, Catherine
New York Oxford University Press 1939 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Robb Beebe, Illustrator 
First Edition, Second Printing, in clean unclipped original jacket. Very clean gray cloth boards with green title box on cover, green lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 79 pp. Illustrated by Robb Beebe. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (1.25 on front inside flap), unchipped, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Two children and their mother and father set out to see if they can find signs of spring. 020988

Price: 50.00 USD
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Zuleika Dobson, Beerbohm, Max
171 Zuleika Dobson
Beerbohm, Max
New York Modern Library (Boni & Liveright) 1925 Early Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Modern Library 116, early printing. Toledano binding no. 2. Brown faux leather flexible boards with gold Modern Library/BL logo on cover, gold lettering on spine. Small spot of wear-through to lower right spine corner. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean Brodsky endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Introduction by Francis Hackett. 358 pages. 021955

Price: 12.00 USD
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Zuleika Dobson, Beerbohm, Max
172 Zuleika Dobson
Beerbohm, Max
New York Modern Library 1963 Later printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Modern Library No. 116 in jacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Blue cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean Kent style endpapers, no names, writing or marks. Introduction by Francis Hackett. 358 pages. Dust jacket is price clipped at top corner of front inside flap, some chipping at spine edges, some age toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022403

Price: 12.00 USD
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Zuleika Dobson, Beerbohm, Max
173 Zuleika Dobson
Beerbohm, Max
New York Modern Library 1929 Later printing Hardcover Very Good fair Jacket 
Modern Library No. 116 in unclipped dust jacket. Later printing of the fourth edition (1929). Blue cloth covered flexible boards with gold torchbearer on cover, gold lettering on spine with grapevine decoration at base of spine. Toledano binding no. 5. Narrow band of fading at top and bottom spine edges, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Blue-green Kent style endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Introduction by Francis Hackett. Clean pages and edges. 358 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (95 cents a copy on front inside flap), 1" inch chip at top of spine, some other shallow chips and nicks, light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027598

Price: 12.00 USD
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Zuleika Dobson or An Oxford Love Story, Beerbohm, Max
174 Zuleika Dobson or An Oxford Love Story
Beerbohm, Max
New York Heritage Press 1960 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Slipcase Jacket George Him, Illustrator 
Very clean gray cloth boards with illustration on cover, black title box, white lettering and decoration on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Color illustrated endpapers (tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper). 277 pgs. Illustrations in color by George Him. Original Heritage Club Sandglass pamphlet laid in. Housed in original black glossy slipcase (no chipping or cracking, one tiny ding to one side which is smaller than a pea). Literature. 012623

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Afro-American Novel and Its Tradition, Bell, Bernard W.
175 The Afro-American Novel and Its Tradition
Bell, Bernard W.
Amherst The University of Massachusetts Press 1987 0-87023-568-0 / 9780870235689 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with burgundy title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 421 pgs. with index. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, unclipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A comprehensive interpretive history of the African-American novel (more than 150 novels are discussed). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Black History. 015842

Price: 40.00 USD
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Mr. Pennycook's Boy, Bell, J. J.
176 Mr. Pennycook's Boy
Bell, J. J.
New York Harper & Brothers 1905 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, published April, 1905. Decorated American trade binding. Beige cloth boards with red, blue, and black image of boy walking on street with market basket; red lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. Small spot on rear board. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 272 pages. 025529

Price: 20.00 USD
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Wee Macgreegor, Bell, J. J.
177 Wee Macgreegor
Bell, J. J.
New York / London Harper & Brothers 1903 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket Jacket 
Very clean, unworn First Edition, First Printing (Published April, 1903 on copyright page; 1903 on title page). Decorated American trade binding. Blue-green cloth boards with black, red and pink Irish figure on cover, pink lettering on cover and spine. Tiny pinhead size spot of wear at lower rear spine corner. Cloth boards still have beautiful sheen, very clean. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (very neatly penned previous owner name and date 1903 on front free endpaper). 173 pages + two pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 024403

Price: 30.00 USD
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Moccasin Flower, Bell, John
178 Moccasin Flower
Bell, John
St. Paul, MN The Book Masters 1935 Third printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Copyright 1935, Published October, 1935 - Third Printing. Very clean unfaded burgundy red cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fraying or fading. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 255 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (1.00 on front inside flap), has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges, very slight edge wear, small faint sticker mark. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of a young Frenchwoman living in Minnesota in the 1860's. In the portrayal of her life and the picturesque setting it presents excitement and an enlightening picture of life among the land of woods and water and Sioux Indians. 017932

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Concentrations of Bee, Bell, Lilian
179 The Concentrations of Bee
Bell, Lilian
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1909 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket A. P. Button, Illustrator 
Decorated American trade binding. Pale blue cloth with decorated cover (woman seated on deck of ship with man leaning on ship's rail in background). Black lettering on cover and spine, small decoration on spine. A few small faint spots to rear board. Binding is tight & square, no fraying, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Lovely color frontispiece by A. P. Button with clean tissue guard. 322 pages + four pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 022237

Price: 20.00 USD
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180 Slaves of Destiny
Bell, Pearl Doles
New York W. J. Watt & Co. 1926 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering and border decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. Slight corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Small previous owner name on front free endpaper. Pages are clean. 304 pgs. 8vo. Fiction. 007497

Price: 10.00 USD
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