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All Brides are Beautiful, Bell, Thomas
181 All Brides are Beautiful
Bell, Thomas
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1936 First Hardcover Fine No dustjacket Jacket 
First Edition, with "Published October, 1936" on copyright page. Very clean golden beige cloth boards with black decorative title box and unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean red top-stained page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 360 pgs. This very scarce book published in 1936 is as new. 018326

Price: 150.00 USD
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Ward 20, Bellah, James Warner
182 Ward 20
Bellah, James Warner
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Company 1946 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Blue-gray cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with neatly penned previous owner name on front free endpaper. 160 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with very slight edge wear. Nice photo and biography of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel which gives the stark picture of twenty-four hours in a surgical ward of a military general hospital. 026616

Price: 25.00 USD
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183 Him With His Foot in His Mouth and Other Stories
Bellow, Saul
New York Harper & Row 1984 0-06-015179-X / 9780060151799 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square. No names, writing or bookplates. Pages and edges are clean. Clean dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped, with mere hint of wear at top of spine (no tears). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Short Stories. 005813

Price: 15.00 USD
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Mosby's Memoirs & Other Stories, Bellow, Saul
184 Mosby's Memoirs & Other Stories
Bellow, Saul
New York Viking Press 1968 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean blue hardbound book (beige cloth spine). Pages and edges are clean. P/O name on half-title. Clean dustjacket with some closed edge tears, not price clipped, has small spot of glue residue from price sticker. Enclosed in new mylar cover.Fiction. 002383

Price: 10.00 USD
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Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, Bemelmans, Ludwig
185 Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
Bemelmans, Ludwig
New York Viking Press 1944 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with green title box on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 245 pgs. Original book-of-the-month club pamphlet reviewing the book is laid in. Clean bright color illustrated dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, hint of slightest edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 012698

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Street Where the Heart Lies, Bemelmans, Ludwig
186 The Street Where the Heart Lies
Bemelmans, Ludwig
Cleveland / New York World Publishing 1962 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page in clean unclipped jacket. Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine, stamped gold author signature on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 236 pp. Clean illustrated jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, with hint of edge wear, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A rollicking novel set in Paris. 019578

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Messiah Stones, Benig, Irving
187 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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Into the Primitive, Bennet, Robert Ames
188 Into the Primitive
Bennet, Robert Ames
Chicago A. C. McClurg & Co. 1908 Third Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket Allen T. True, Illustrator 
Beige buckram cloth boards with color paste-on illustration on cover, black lettering on cover and spine. Pinhead size spots of wear at spine corners. Light soiling (a few spots at one corner of cover), light rubbing to cover illustration. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name on front free endpaper. Four illustrations in full color by Allen T. True. 319 pages. 023021

Price: 10.00 USD
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The House of Defence, Benson, E. F.
189 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
190 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
191 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
192 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.
193 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
194 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
195 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
196 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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197 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
198 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
199 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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200 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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