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261 The Outward Room
Brand, Millen
New York Simon & Schuster 1937 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Red top stained edges. Light bump to bottom front corner, but no other wear to corners or edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Small P/O name and date at top edge of front free endpaper. Pages are clean. 309 pgs. Dustjacket has small corner chips, small closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Novel. 005614

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Rod and the Staff, Brandel, Marc
262 The Rod and the Staff
Brandel, Marc
New York/London Harper & Brothers 1947 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with green lettering on cover, green title box with gold lettering on spne. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 254 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears, hint of very light edge wear. Photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel set among Central American peasants, their faith and loves, their anger against injustices. 8vo. Fiction. 014017

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Cat Who Went Bananas, Braun, Lilian Jackson
263 The Cat Who Went Bananas
Braun, Lilian Jackson
New York Putnam 2004 0399152245 / 9780399152245 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Fine first edition, first printing in fine dust jacket. Pristine green boards with yellow banana decoration on cover and spine, yellow lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 223 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 028225

Price: 8.00 USD
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A Pair of Schoolgirls, Brazil, Angela
264 A Pair of Schoolgirls
Brazil, Angela
London Blackie & Son 1912 Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket John Campbell, Illustrator 
Lovely old decorated binding in original illustrated dust jacket. Clean lue cloth boards with green, black, and pink illustration on cover and spine, pink lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. Tiny spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (front free endpaper has neatly penned inscription and tiny bookshop stamp). Illustrated by John Campbell. Beautifully illustrated dust jacket (done by Balliol Salmon) has brown tape reinforcement at top spine edge (depth of 3/4"), a few very small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of two girls (one rich, one not) thrown together at boarding school through a strange set of circumstances. 024745

Price: 18.00 USD
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The Second Circle, Brebner, Winston
265 The Second Circle
Brebner, Winston
New York Viking Press 1951 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean gray cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine,squiggly blue line border and decorates spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. "First Published by The Viking Press in October 1951" on copyright page. 275 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), very slight age toning to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. On what turned out to be the last day of war in italy, Pio, an American soldier, had the narrowest of escapes. Some of his comrades met a fate which he himself missed only by accident and which he blamed himself for not helping to prevent. The memory of their fate pursues him through the desperate chase which his story becomes. An intense romance with a girl helps him forget, and he falls in love, despite having a wife at home he married on the eve of his departure. 024023

Price: 40.00 USD
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Report on Bruno, Breitbach, Joseph
266 Report on Bruno
Breitbach, Joseph
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1964 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean turquoise cloth boards with bright gold lettering, blue decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Translated from the German by Michael Bullock. 311 pages. Dusts jacket is clean and bright, has two closed tears (2") to rear panel, no chips, nice photo of author and bio on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of conflict between the political philosophies of East and West, youth and maturity, liberalism and authoritarianism, morality and expediency. 027100

Price: 15.00 USD
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On the Road to Bagdad, Brereton, Lieutenant Colonel
267 On the Road to Bagdad
Brereton, Lieutenant Colonel
London Blackie 1920 Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket Wal Paget, Illustrator 
Lovely decorated binding in original illustrated dust jacket. No date of publication, circa 1920. Very clean beige cloth boards with brown, blue and white illustration of charging horse and rider in turban on cover, palm trees and distant desert city on spine. Dark brown lettering. No fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Wal Paget. 384 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3/6 net on front inside flap), has several edge chips and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024624

Price: 50.00 USD
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Enchanter's Nightshade, Bridge, Ann
268 Enchanter's Nightshade
Bridge, Ann
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1937 First Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Purple cloth boards with silver decoration on cover, silver lettering on spine. Some fading to cloth from contact with paper jacket, no bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. 459 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped, clean, with considerable edge chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of Ann Bridge's best loved novels, set in a villa in the foothills of the Italian Alps in the summer of 1905. 028471

Price: 25.00 USD
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269 Swing Shift
Brier, Howard M.
New York Random House 1943 First Hard Cover Good Very Good Jacket S. Levenson, Illustrator 
Light blue cloth boards with red lettering on cover, red title box, blue lettering on spine. Some discoloration to front board. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names, writing or bookplates. 265 pgs. Dustjacket is clean and bright with some browning at lower edge of inside front flap. Not price clipped. A few small edge and corner chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A mystery novel written for young people. Scarce book. 008275

Price: 20.00 USD
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270 Europa in Limbo
Briffault, Robert
New York Scribner / Grosset & Dunlap 1937 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean unfaded red cloth boards with black title box, 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. 1937 on title page and copyright page, with Scribner seal and "A" under copyright statement. In clean bright Grosset & Dunlap dustjacket (blue, red and brown with bull and woman illustration on front panel. No chipping, slight edge wear and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 016277

Price: 15.00 USD
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271 The Flame of the Borgias
Briggs, Jean
Harper & Row 1974 0-06-010463-5 / 9780060104634 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Red boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Very slight wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 336 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, just a hint of edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 009694

Price: 12.00 USD
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A Good Woman, Bromfield, Louis
272 A Good Woman
Bromfield, Louis
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1927 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded red pebbled cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Lettering is bright and unchipped. A tiny bit of wear to cloth at bottom board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 432 pages. Jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has a few very shallow edge chips, some age-toning to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Pulitzer prize winning author's fourth novel, and one of his best. 022636

Price: 100.00 USD
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A Good Woman, Bromfield, Louis
273 A Good Woman
Bromfield, Louis
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1927 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, in original dustjacket. Clean unfaded red pebbled cloth boards with bright gold stamped lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 432 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), clean, with slight fading to spine lettering (still clearly legible), a few very tiny shallow chips at upper spine edge (under 1/16"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Pulitzer Prize winning author Louis Bromfield's fourth novel, about a woman whose shadow lies across the lives of her family and who was "always right", yet somehow all she did came to a sterile nothingness, ending in tragedy, because she lacked all understanding. 017876

Price: 150.00 USD
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Mr. Smith, Bromfield, Louis
274 Mr. Smith
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1951 Later printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Later printing in original unclipped jacket. Black cloth boards with unchipped gold title box on spine. Hint of surface wear to top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight, no cracking, very slight lean. Pages and edges are clean; clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 278 pp. Clean dustjacket, fading to red lettering on spine, not price clipped ((3.00 on front inside flap), very small chip to lower rear spine corner (size of small pea). Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019958

Price: 15.00 USD
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Night in Bombay, Bromfield, Louis
275 Night in Bombay
Bromfield, Louis
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1940 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black title box on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean (slight tanning). 351 pages. Jacket has very light soiling, small corner chip at upper rear spine corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022628

Price: 14.00 USD
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Night in Bombay, Bromfield, Louis
276 Night in Bombay
Bromfield, Louis
New York/London Harper & Brothers 1940 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with gold title box on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 351 pgs. 8vo. Fiction. 016559

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Man Who Had Everything, Bromfield, Louis
277 The Man Who Had Everything
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1935 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated "First Edition" in original dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold title box on cover and spine. A few small spots of wear to board edges. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers (small previous owner name on front free endpaper). Dust jacket has shallow edge chipping and wear, closed edge tears, is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap. Photo and bio of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fabulous novel by Pulitizer Prize winner Louis Bromfield about a man who had "everything" and still feels bored, listless, and empty. This is the story of his search for a new meaning in life. 024535

Price: 95.00 USD
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The Strange Case of Miss Annie Spragg, Bromfield, Louis
278 The Strange Case of Miss Annie Spragg
Bromfield, Louis
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1928 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition. Clean black cloth boards with orange stamped lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking; with slight lean. Pages and edges are clean, with orange top-stained upper page edges. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 314 pages. 021685

Price: 15.00 USD
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279 The Wild Country
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1948 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with gold title box on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 274 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unfaded, unchipped, not price clipped, with hint of slight wear at top and bottom of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 013235

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Wild Country, Bromfield, Louis
280 The Wild Country
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1948 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with gold title box on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 274 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), tiny shallow chips at top and bottom spine edges, vertical crease to spine, tiny white label on spine below author's name. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021850

Price: 20.00 USD
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