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The Messiah Stones, Benig, Irving
181 The Messiah Stones
Benig, Irving
New York Villard Books 1995 0-679-44749-0 / 9780679447498 First Hardbound Fine Fine Jacket 
Fine in Fine DJ - Very clean, tight book - no names or writing inside, 306 pgs. Crisp, clean unclipped, unchipped DJ. Stated First Edition New archival quality mylar cover. Not price clipped. Gift Quality First Edition. 002019

Price: 10.00 USD
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The House of Defence, Benson, E. F.
182 The House of Defence
Benson, E. F.
New York / London The Authors and Newspapers Association 1906 Special Edition Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket H. Ricahrd Boehm, Illustrator 
Very clean decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram in lower right corner of decoration on cover - HBM - H. B. Matthews). Clean brown cloth boards with black, white and red-orange decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with slight browning to endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated in Water-Colors by H. Richard Boehm, (four illustrations, including beautiful frontispiece with tissue guard). 318 pages. 024324

Price: 25.00 USD
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A Knight in Denim, Benson, Ramsey
183 A Knight in Denim
Benson, Ramsey
New York Charles Scribner 1912 First Hardcover Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, with 1912 on title page and "Published March, 1912" on copyright page. Dark green ribbed cloth boards with gold decorative title box and lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Light soiling to boards, no bumping or fraying. Pages are clean, including endpapers (no names, writing or marks), page fore-edges have a couple of surface stains. 307 pages. A rather scarce novel, set in the farm country of Nebraska. 021833

Price: 15.00 USD
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A Knight in Denim, Benson, Ramsey
184 A Knight in Denim
Benson, Ramsey
New York Charles Scribner 1912 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (Published March, 1912) in original dust jacket. Very clean deep green cloth boards with red decorative title box and lettering on cover, red lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. No cracking. Pages and edges are clean; small previous owner typed note tipped in on front paste down. No other marks. 307 pages. Dust jacket is clean, with a few shallow edge chips, short closed tears; price of 1.25 net on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This novel is the story of a soldier returned from war to the farm country of Nebraska, how he adopted the community and became the oddest of its oddities; how he played the part of man of all work and night in denim to his lady, the Mistress of Throstlewood Farm -- all told with fine humor and pathos. 025477

Price: 45.00 USD
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Meet Me in St. Louis, Benson, Sally
185 Meet Me in St. Louis
Benson, Sally
New York Random House 1942 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Beautiful first edition, first printing (stated "First Printing" on copyright page), in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean dark blue and deep red cloth boards with narrow gold horizontal stripe on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading, fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Clean red top-stained upper page edges. 290 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), clean, a little surface wear at top and bottom spine ends, very small brown tape marks near bottom of rear panel, small surface scrape at top corner of rear inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Amazingly hard to find in this condition -- clean, unfaded, unmarked and solid in a highly presentable original dust jacket. Basis for the film of the same name (1944) starring Judy Garland, Mary Astor, and Margaret O'Brien. In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. 024115

Price: 985.00 USD
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Elephant's Work, Bentley, E. C.
186 Elephant's Work
Bentley, E. C.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1950 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First American Edition. Clean red and pink patterned boards with small black decoration on cover, black lettering in pink title box on spine. Hint of light wear at top and bottom spine edge. No bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages, edges and endpapers are clean -- no names, writing or bookplates. Dustjacket is not price clipped ($2.75 on front inside flap), no chips, very light edge wear and slight age toning. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A story dedicated by the author to the memory of John Buchan (because he advised him to write it). 015613

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Power and the Glory, Bentley, Phyllis
187 The Power and the Glory
Bentley, Phyllis
New York MacMillan 1940 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean deep red cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. No names, writing or marks. 475 pgs. Dustjacket has small corner clips to front flap but price is still intact, mere hint of edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Solid copy in collectible condition. 011456

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Wood of the Hanging Templar (Le Bois du Templier Pendu), Beraud, Henri
188 The Wood of the Hanging Templar (Le Bois du Templier Pendu)
Beraud, Henri
New York Macmillan 1930 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
Black cloth boards with orange spear design on front cover, wrapping to spine and rear board. Orange lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with decorated endpapers (hint of browning to endpapers). No names, writing or bookplates. 269 pages. 023106

Price: 25.00 USD
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Coming Attractions, Berkley, Sandra
189 Coming Attractions
Berkley, Sandra
New York E. P. Dutton 1971 0-525-08310-3 / 9780525083108 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean orange-red cloth boards with black 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. 212 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with one very short closed edge tear at top edge of rear panel. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 015247

Price: 15.00 USD
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190 Fire in the Bush: A Novel of Africa
Bernier, Paul
New York P. F. Kenedy & Sons 1957 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Very clean yellow cloth boards with brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Translated from French by Roch Le Page. 225 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has some edgewear and very small closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Novel set in French Colonial Africa. 010508

Price: 12.00 USD
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Fire in the Bush: A Novel of Africa, Bernier, Paul
191 Fire in the Bush: A Novel of Africa
Bernier, Paul
New York P. J. Kenedy & Sons 1957 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean yellow cloth boards with brown lettering on spine. No surface wear or bumping. Binding is tight and square. Pages, edges and endpapers are clean and bright; no writing or marks. 225 pgs. Clean, bright dustjacket is not price clipped, with a very light hint of edge wear to top/base of spine; no significant chips, tears or creases. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Translated from French by Roch Le Page. 014963

Price: 15.00 USD
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L'Affaire Jones, Bernstein, Hillel
192 L'Affaire Jones
Bernstein, Hillel
New York The Literary Guild 1936 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with clean beige cloth spine, bright gold decoration on cover and bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Color decorated endpapers. 257 pgs. Dustjacket has very light soiling, tiny chips at spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Fiction. 009860

Price: 25.00 USD
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193 Women in Their Beds: New and Selected Stories
Berriault, Gina
Washington, D.C. Counterpoint 1996 1-887178-10-4 / 9781887178105 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Salmon boards with burgundy cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Very light soiling to boards (small faint spot on front board). No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 342 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Short Stories. 007183

Price: 15.00 USD
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Foamers, Berson, Jon
194 Foamers
Berson, Jon
New York Scribner 1997 0-684-83586-X / 9780684835860 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean red boards with clean gray spine, bright silver 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. 383 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with one very short closed edge tear at top of rear flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel of suspense about a train fanatic who masterminds high-profile train accidents. Approx 8" x 6". Mystery. 016860

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Unbreakable Code (The Book Scavenger series), Bertman, Jennifer Chambliss
195 The Unbreakable Code (The Book Scavenger series)
Bertman, Jennifer Chambliss
New York Henry Holt And Company 2017 1627791167 / 9781627791168 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition (first printing, with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition except for small remainder mark to upper text block edge (black dot). Very clean turquoise boards with gold decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 353 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wonderful biblio-mystery for young people involving a trail of encrypted messages in books by Mark Twain that uncover a trail of arson. 026863

Price: 14.00 USD
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The Sky Is Red, Berto, Giuseppe
196 The Sky Is Red
Berto, Giuseppe
New York New Directions 1948 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
Clean book in original unclipped dust jacket. Translated from the Italian by Angus Davidson. Beige cloth boards with red leaf design on cover, red lettering on spine. No bumping 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. 397 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), light soiling, small scrape on front panel as from a sticker removal (size of a dime). Author photo and brief biography on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel about the the people of a bombed Italian town after World War II and the way they patch up the wreckage of their lives and go on: hoping, loving, living. 027234

Price: 18.00 USD
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Border Iron, Best, Herbert
197 Border Iron
Best, Herbert
New York Viking Press 1947 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with green illustration on cover, green lettering and small illustration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 219 pgs. Illustrated by Erick Berry. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped (small ink marking through publisher's price of 2.00), small corner chip at rear base spine corner (small thumbnail size); a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A lonely orphan boy and his sheepdog, Limb, solve a border dispute over iron ore from Massachusetts for a furnace in "York Province" in the 1740's. 018395

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Firelight Fairy Book, Beston, Henry B.
198 The Firelight Fairy Book
Beston, Henry B.
Boston Atlantic Monthly Press 1919 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Maurice E. Day, Illustrator 
First edition. Clean blue cloth boards with black lettering and illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. Light surface wear only to corners, no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 258 pp. with illustrations by Maurice E. Day. 020763

Price: 65.00 USD
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EROS, Bevilacqua, Alberto
199 EROS
Bevilacqua, Alberto
Steerforth Press 1994 1-883642-35-3 / 9781883642358 First Cloth Bds Fine Fine Jacket 
Fine in Fine DJ, new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Romance. 000312

Price: 10.00 USD
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Katia, Bibesco, Princess Marthe
200 Katia
Bibesco, Princess Marthe
Garden City, New York Doubleday Doran 1939 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated "First Edition" in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with pink title box, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. No other marks. Frontispiece photo portrait of "Katia". 256 pages. Clean illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has slight edge wear and some tiny edge chips, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Scarce and brilliant historical novel of the little Princess whose romance with Czar Alexander II all but changed the fate of Russia. 025140

Price: 75.00 USD
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