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A Knight in Denim, Benson, Ramsey
41 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
42 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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Lindbergh, Berg, A. Scott
43 Lindbergh
Berg, A. Scott
New York Putnam 1998 0399144498 / 9780399144493 First Hardback Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean dark blue boards with black cloth spine, silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blue endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. 628 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Nice clean book and jacket - collectible quality. From one of America's most acclaimed biographers, here is the definitive life of one of the most legendary, controversial, and enigmatic figures in American history--Charles A. Lindbergh. National Book Award winner A. Scott Berg is the first and only writer to have been given unrestricted access to the massive Lindbergh archives--more than 2,000 boxes of personal papers, including reams of unpublished letters and diaries--and to be allowed freely to interview Lindbergh's friends, colleagues, and family members, including his children and his widow, Anne Morrow Lindbergh. 027865

Price: 18.00 USD
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My Life, Bill Clinton
44 My Life
Bill Clinton
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2004 0375414576 / 9780375414572 First Hardback Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded dark blue boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white plates. 957 page plus index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; light corner crease to rear inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024341

Price: 50.00 USD
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High Water, Bissell, Richard
45 High Water
Bissell, Richard
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1954 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with blue lettering and small steamboat illustration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front fixed endpaper. No other marks. 280 pgs. Unfaded dustjacket has small corner clip at top front inside flap, but price is still intact; slight edge wear and short closed edge tears; faint ring-stain to front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A drama of river life in time of flooding in the Mississippi River valley. 8vo. Fiction. 015931

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story . . .with Wings, Bittner, Mark
46 The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story . . .with Wings
Bittner, Mark
Harmony 2004 0609610554 / 9780609610558 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. White boards with blue spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 289 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Inspiring story of how one man found his life's work--and true love--among a gang of wild parrots roosting in one of America's most picturesque urban settings. 025580

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Last Cannibals, Bjerre, Jens
47 The Last Cannibals
Bjerre, Jens
New York William Morrow 1957 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Translated from the Danish by Estrid Bannister. Green cloth boards with black cloth spine, gold decorative stripe on black portion of cover, gold lettering on spine. Some fading to green edges. No bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean map-illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with many black and white plates. 192 pages. Clean dust jacket has very small chip at upper rear spine corner, very slight edge wear, not price clipped; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A famous young Danish explorer's vivid personal account of day-by-day life among the primitive tribes of Australia and New Guinea. 027012

Price: 20.00 USD
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48 The Home Has a Heart
Bjorn, Thyra Ferre
Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1968 03-068060-3 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean pink boards with small heart on cover, black lettering and silver decoration on spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages are clean. Very small P/O label at inside edge of front free endpaper. Clean dustjacket has not been price clipped, has two small closed tears (under 1/2"). Enclosed in new mylar cover. 8vo. Sweden. 005346

Price: 10.00 USD
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Daisy Bates in the Desert: A Woman's Life Among the Aborigines, Blackburn, Julia
49 Daisy Bates in the Desert: A Woman's Life Among the Aborigines
Blackburn, Julia
New York Pantheon 1994 0-679-42001-0 / 9780679420019 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Immaculately clean beige boards with gold author's initials on front cover, black cloth spine, gold stamped lettering on spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 232 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, small price clip. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The true story of Daisy Bates, who in 1913 when she was fifty-four years old, went to live in the deserts of South Australia. 8vo. Adventure. 011963

Price: 12.00 USD
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Daisy Bates in the Desert: A Woman's Life Among the Aborigines, Blackburn, Julia
50 Daisy Bates in the Desert: A Woman's Life Among the Aborigines
Blackburn, Julia
New York Pantheon Books 1994 0679420010 / 9780679420019 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige boards with gold author's initials on front cover, black cloth spine, gold stamped lettering on spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 232 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The true story of Daisy Bates, who in 1913 when she was fifty-four years old, went to live in the deserts of South Australia. 027861

Price: 10.00 USD
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By the Iowa Sea, Blair, Joe
51 By the Iowa Sea
Blair, Joe
New York Scribner 2012 1451636059 / 9781451636055 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in a clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean charcoal gray boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 280 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (24.00/27.99 on front inside flap), no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Clean collectible quality book. The debut book of this American author -- a wrenching, unsentimental account of the heartbreaks and ecstasies of marriage, fatherhood, and small-town life in the Midwest. 025295

Price: 15.00 USD
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Play, Games and Sport: The Literary Works of Lewis Carroll, Blake, Kathleen
52 Play, Games and Sport: The Literary Works of Lewis Carroll
Blake, Kathleen
Ithaca, NY/London Cornell University Press 1974 0 8014 0834 2 / 9780801408342 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with darker brown lettering on spine. No bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 216 pgs. with index. Dustjacket is unchipped, with two faint water spots on spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The importance of games in Victorian life, and how games give form to Lewis Carroll's stories. 8vo. Literature. 009138

Price: 15.00 USD
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Birds That Hunt and Are Hunted - Life Histories of One Hundred and Seventy Birds of Prey, Game Birds and Water-Fowls, Blanchan, Neltje
53 Birds That Hunt and Are Hunted - Life Histories of One Hundred and Seventy Birds of Prey, Game Birds and Water-Fowls
Blanchan, Neltje
Garden City Doubleday Page & Co. 1920 Later printing Hardcover Very Good++ No Dust jacket Jacket 
Clean unfaded dark green cloth boards with white stamped lettering and line border on cover, white stamped lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with beautifully penned previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. Color plate frontispiece of Passenger pigeon with clean tissue guard. Photographic illustrations in color and black and white. Introduction by G. O. Shields (Coquina). 359 pp. with index. 019293

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Plunderers, Blond, Georges
54 The Plunderers
Blond, Georges
New York MacMillan 1951 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with green title box on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 243 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket with price intact has ragged chipping along bottom edge of rear panel, otherwise quite presentable. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An epic novel of man and nature, set on Goddess Island (between Siberia and Alaska) where the seals live out part of their life-cycle. 8vo. Fiction. 013527

Price: 15.00 USD
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55 Man on Fire: A Novel of the Life of St. Paul
Blythe, LeGette
New York Funk & Wagnalls 1964 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Very clean yellow boards with light green cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 376 pgs. Dustjacket has not been price clipped, is clean with two very light superficial rubs, two small closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Religion. 006361

Price: 10.00 USD
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Borein's West: Leaves from the Sketchbook of the last Artist of the Longhorn Era, Borein, Edward (Edward S. Spaulding, Editor)
56 Borein's West: Leaves from the Sketchbook of the last Artist of the Longhorn Era
Borein, Edward (Edward S. Spaulding, Editor)
Santa Barbara Schauer (Edward Borein Memorial) 1952 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition in nice original illustrated dust jacket, SIGNED on half-title page. Beige cloth boards with stagecoach illustration, brown lettering on cover; brown lettering and running longhorn on spine. No bumping or wear; very slight foxing to edges (barely visible). Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; small neatly penned name in upper corner of front pastedown. Wonderful drawings throughout by Edward Borein of the vanished American west he saw and put down on paper. Signed as follows on half-title page: "A Souvenier of Rancho San Fernando Rey." Colored frontispiece portrait of the artist, many black and white illustrations. Dust jacket is slightly age-toned at edges, one small chip to rear lower spine fold edge, very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A presentation of pen and ink drawings that Borein produced throughout his life that were kept by his wife and presented for publication seven years after his death. 028552

Price: 150.00 USD
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Boswell's Column - Being his Seventy Contributions to the London Magazine under the pseudonym The Hypochondriack from 1777 to 1783 here First Printed in Book Form in England, Boswell (Introduction and Notes by Margery Bailey)
57 Boswell's Column - Being his Seventy Contributions to the London Magazine under the pseudonym The Hypochondriack from 1777 to 1783 here First Printed in Book Form in England
Boswell (Introduction and Notes by Margery Bailey)
London William Kimber 1951 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition hardcover book in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean red cloth-covered 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 bookplates. Illustrated with black & white drawings. 359 pages. Clean jacket has some small edge chips, mostly at top and bottom spine edges, is not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. During the years 1777 to 1783 Boswell contributed seventy papers to The London Magazine under the pseudonum "The Hypochondriack." Written while he was between the ages of 38 and 43, they provided Boswell with an opportunity to comment on life from an immense variety of angles from 'Love' to 'Cookery', and to search into his own experiences, character and background. They reveal much about the character of Boswell and the life and thought of an 18th century gentleman. 028248

Price: 25.00 USD
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58 The Recreations of a Country Parson
Boyd, Andrew
Boston Ticknor and Fields 1861 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean black pebbly cloth boards with stamped decoration on cover, bright stamped gilt lettering on spine. One tiny pin-head size spot of wear to lower rear spine corner. No fading, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. 1861 in Roman Numerals on title page. Second book in a three volume series. Clean dark brown endpapers (small circular previous owner blind stamped embossment to lower corner of front free endpaper). Gilt top page edges. 444 pgs. Philosophical thoughts on work and play, country houses and country life, hurry, worries and growing old. 8vo. Philosophy. 016034

Price: 35.00 USD
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Third Class World - A Roving Philosopher Observes the Common Man, Bradshaw, Marion J.
59 Third Class World - A Roving Philosopher Observes the Common Man
Bradshaw, Marion J.
Bangor, Maine Marion J. Bradshaw 1938 Deluxe Limited Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
Deluxe Limited Edition (this being number 487 of five hundred copies) SIGNED by the author and in original dust jacket. Clean, unfaded black cloth boards with gold decoration on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean photo-decorated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Errata sheet laid in. With one hundred twenty full page reproductions of the author's photographs and five itinerary maps. Photographs are gorgeous, clean and sharp, and are accompanied by clean printed tissue guards. 269 pages. Dust jacket is clean, unchipped, and enclosed in archival quality removable mylar. Printed with the finest materials and containing full page photos of unusual beauty, this highly readable illustrated travelogue covers author's diverse travels around the world from Japan to Moscow to the Himalayas and beyond. As a visiting philosopher, he gets the people's views and reactions to foreign exploitation and their thoughts on religion as he mingles with the low castes of India, the coolies of China, and the poor of Japan. Dr. Bradshaw observes life as he found it among the people, and reported it faithfully without a preconceived agenda. 023463

Price: 60.00 USD
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60 Life with My Mary
Breig, Joseph A.
Milwaukee Bruce Publishing Co. 1955 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Light blue-gray cloth boards with blue title box on spine. No fraying or wear, tiny bump to one corner tip. Faintest ringstain to front cover (barely visible). Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Small remnant of return address label at top corner of front free endpaper. Dust jacket is quite clean except for faint ring stain to front panel, not price clipped, has small edge chips and closed crooked tear to lower spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Humor. 014632

Price: 10.00 USD
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