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181 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.
182 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.
183 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.
184 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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World's Greatest Flyfishing Locations, Bauer, Erwin A.
185 World's Greatest Flyfishing Locations
Bauer, Erwin A.
New York Crescent 1992 0517058863 / 9780517058862 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean blue cloth boards with crisp white 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 previous owner inscription neatly penned at top corner of front free endpaper. Illustrated with full color photographs (200 illustrations). 167 pages with index. Size approx. 9" x 12". Wonderful information on forty "jewels" among the flyfishing waters in the world, described and illustrated in detail. 026920

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And Life Goes On, Baum, Vicki
186 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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Theme for Ballet, Baum, Vicki
187 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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On An Irish Jaunting Car Through Donegal and Connemara, Bayne, Samuel G.
188 On An Irish Jaunting Car Through Donegal and Connemara
Bayne, Samuel G.
New York / London Harper & Brothers 1902 First Hardcover Very Good + no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding, INSCRIBED by author. Green cloth boards with gold title box with white lettering on cover, gold author name, illustration of horse and carriage on cover, stamped gold lettering on spine. Very small spot of wear-through at base of front board (approx. 1/4"). Binding is tight and square, pages are clean, with gilt top page edges. Inscribed on front free endpaper by the author: "To E. C. Smith With the Author's compliments - New York - 1902." Frontispiece photo with tissue guard. Preface by the author, 31 additional photo illustrations. 138 pages. 024205

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Jean Renoir, Bazin, Andre
189 Jean Renoir
Bazin, Andre
New York Simon & Schuster 1973 0671214640 / 9780671214647 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 320 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, small scratch to spine fold edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027339

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The Spoilers, Beach, Rex E.
190 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

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The Evergreens - How to select, plant, transplant, cultivate and care for all types of evergreen trees and shrubs, Beale, James H.
191 The Evergreens - How to select, plant, transplant, cultivate and care for all types of evergreen trees and shrubs
Beale, James H.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1960 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean unfaded cloth boards in yellow-green and green, green lettering on cover, silver 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 bookplates. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. 285 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, nice photo of author on rear panel, tiny bit of rubbing to corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027173

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Sunshine Rose - The Story of A Shetland Pony, Beaty, John Y.
192 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

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Pinkerton's Great Detective: The Amazing Life and Times of James McParland, Beau Riffenburgh
193 Pinkerton's Great Detective: The Amazing Life and Times of James McParland
Beau Riffenburgh
New York Viking 2013 0670025461 / 9780670025466 First Hardback Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Gift quality, as new condition. Clean dove gray boards with charcoal spine, red stamped lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 384 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author presents the first biography of Mcparland and the agency's cloak-and-dagger methods. Both action-packed and meticulously researched, this book brings readers along on McParland's most challenging cases. 026782

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Military Elites, Beaumont, Roger A.
194 Military Elites
Beaumont, Roger A.
Indianapolis / New York Bobbs Merrill 1974 0-672-51977-1 / 9780672519772 First Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
First Edition, with stated "First Printing" on copyright page. Very clean unfaded olive green boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean olive green endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 251 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of Special Fighting Units in the Modern World, including Merrill's Marauders, Darby's Rangers, the French Foreign Legion, the Green Berets, The Commandos, and more. 017672

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195 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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The Kingfisher's Gift, Beckhorn, Susan
196 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

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Curse of Magira - A Novel of East Africa, Bee, David
197 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

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Just Around the Corner, Beebe, Catherine
198 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

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The Book of Naturalists - An Anthology of the Best Natural History, Beebe, William
199 The Book of Naturalists - An Anthology of the Best Natural History
Beebe, William
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1944 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with small gold decoration on cover, 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. Several black and white illustrations. No names, writing or bookplates. 500 pages. 026274

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200 The Painted Cave
Behn, Harry
New York Harcourt Brace & Co. 1957 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Illustrated By Author 
Stated First Edition. Very clean turquoise cloth boards with small illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by the author. 63 pgs. Unchipped dustjacket is not price clipped, has one very short closed edge tear (1/3") at bottom panel edge, faint sticker shadow on lower front corner. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Moving tale of an Indian boy's courageous search among the animals and gods of his native Southwest for a true name. 9" x 6". Children's. 017216

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