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101 Bax, Martin, text; Foreman, Michael, illustrator EDMOND WENT FAR AWAY
San Diego, New York, London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, (1989). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Tiny, nearly invisible remainder stripe to lower page edges, else fine in laminated pictorial boards, decorated endsheets, printed on coated stock; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
One day Edmond says, "I am going to walk far away." Foreman's lyrical watercolors make use of a surprising and distinctive palette to complement Bax's text, as the two evoke the wonder and delight of a young boy's first venture beyond the familiar. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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102 Bayley, Nicola ONE OLD OXFORD FOX
New York: Atheneum, 1977. 0689306083 / 9780689306082 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in laminated pictorial boards; in an illustrated dust jacket with a hint of fading to the spine. Small quarto. 
This fabulous counting rhyme book is a great example of mad nonsense. It goes from one to twelve in the usual manner, but its slithery use of language is a delight on the tongue. Beautifully illustrated in amusing detail by the author. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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103 Bayley, Nicola, illustrator; Logue, Christopher, story told by PUSS IN BOOTS
New York: Greenwillow Books, 1977. 0688860028 / 9780688860028 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as new, in laminated, color-illustrated boards. Unopened in the publisher's original shrinkwrap with the original price sticker of $6.95. Quarto (9" x 12"). 
Elaborate pop-up rendition of Perrault's perennial is a natural for Bayley, whose feline portraits have distinguished a catload of children's picture books. Featured in 3-d: careening carriages, ogre-ific spells and a feast fit for...a cat! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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104 Beardsley, Aubrey VENUS AND TANNHAUSER
London: Bracken Books/Bestseller Publications Limited. (1985). 0946495408 / 9780946495405 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine, in a fine pictorial dust jacket. 
The amorous encounter between Venus, the mythical Goddess of Love, and the legendary knight Tannhauser, is retold in beautifully erotic passages, as well as an abundant selection of Beardsley's drawings. Quarto. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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105 Beddor, Frank with Liz Cavalier HATTER M: The Looking Glass Wars, Volume One; Issues 1-4
(Norcross, Ga./Los Angeles, Ca.): Desperado Publishing/Automatic Publishing, (2007). 0979593956 / 9780979593956 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, un color illustrated boards; in a fine, as-new, dust jacket with illustrations that mimic the book covers. Tall Octavo. 165 pages. Serialized graphic novel. 
SIGNED and dated by artist Ben Templesmith and also SIGNED with an inscription "To Gina, Follow the Glow" by Frank Beddor in silver pen to the front endpaper. 'Fantasy just declared war on reality'. High quality production on striking color plates. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Los Angeles/New York: The Knapp Press/The Viking Press, (1979). 0895350076 / 9780895350077 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in black boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket, housed in a near fine illustrated slipcase with a minor line of damp-stain to the upper edges. Folio. 160 pages; over 265 color & b&w illustrations; bibliography; and index. 
The elusive 8 gameboard sheets on four two-sided fold-outs and one game-piece fold-out sheet in striking color facsimiles are indeed present and laid in. 61 games are fully described with their history and with a full-page illustration of the gameboard. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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107 Bell, Thelma Harrington; illustrated by Corydon Bell YALLER-EYE
New York: The Viking Press, 1951. First edition, first printing. Small quarto. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in green cloth-backed illustrated boards, with just a hint of shelfwear and a whisper of age-toning to pages; in a lightly worn illustrated dust jacket with age-darkening chiefly to the spine panel. 
Warm and moving country yarn of a "orange and white and rangy" cat and his master Randy Reed, who live with their family in a little house high in the Carolina mountains. Yaller-Eye loses a paw in a ground-hog trap and her future is in jeopardy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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108 Bell, Thelma Harrington; illustrated by Corydon Bell YALLER-EYE
New York: The Viking Press, 1951. First edition, first printing. Small quarto. Hardcover. Near fine in green cloth-backed illustrated boards, with just a hint of shelfwear and a whisper of age-toning to pages; in a rubbed, age-toned illustrated dust jacket with a 2-inch jagged but closed edge tear to the upper front panel at the spine fold. 
Story of the title cat, a hunter and a good ratter "with long legs that make the ups and downs of mountain-walking easy for a mountain cat." Yaller-Eye loses a paw in a trap, and Randy Reed and his family must decide what to do. North Carolina setting. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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109 Bemelmans, Ludwig FATHER, DEAR FATHER
New York: The Viking Press, 1953. First edition, first printing. Full grey cloth with maroon spine lettering, maroon poodle device to front cover; illustrated dust jacket. Hardcover. Very narrow patch of pale stain to front and rear free endsheets, and to lower fore-edge, else near fine; in a very good plus illustrated dust jacket, lightly worn and age-toned, with shallow nicking and short edge tears to head of spine panel. 
About a European trip (and the adventures which ensued) which Bemelmans took with his thirteen-year-old daughter Barbara and her digest-sized poodle, Little Bit. Illustrated by the author. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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110 Bemelmans, Ludwig, writer and illustrator FATHER, DEAR FATHER
New York: James H. Heineman, 1992. 0870081365 / 9780870081361 First edition thus. Volume I in Heineman's attractive series of Bemelmans reprints Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Bemelmans takes his thirteen-year-old daughter Barbara and her poodle (Little Bit) on a European adventure. Illustrated by the author. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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111 Bemelmans, Ludwig, writer and illustrator HOW TO TRAVEL INCOGNITO
New York: James H. Heineman, 1992. 0870081381 / 9780870081385 First edition thus. Volume III in Heineman's attractive series of Bemelmans reprints. Hardcover. Fine in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
"Guide to the assumption of non-existent royal titles, a handbook of gormandizing in Paris at no expense, a Baedeker of baroque mansions at which lodging may be secured free." Author's tour of France with freeloader extraordinaire Comte de St. Cucuface! 
Price: 15.00 USD
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112 Bemelmans, Ludwig, written and illustrated by I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU
New York: James H. Heineman, 1992. 0870081373 / 9780870081378 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. Volume II in Heineman's series of Bemelmans' reprints. 
Indescribable, uncategorizable, irresistible and maddening blend of reminiscence and blithe exaggeration, called by Heineman a novel, but he's a braver man than I; by the truly unique author/artist, creator of the beloved MADELINE. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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113 Bemelmans, Ludwig, written and illustrated by THE STREET WHERE THE HEART LIES
New York: James H. Heineman, 1993. 0870081438 / 9780870081439 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. Volume IV in Heineman's admirable series. 
Parisian whimsy with a typically bizarre Bemelmansian cast--including a stripper, a taxidermist in love with a snake charmer, a philosopher who lives under a bridge (with a wealthy American prof), a motor-scooting nun, and a hardworking transvestite. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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London: Dennis Dobson Ltd, (1952). First U.K. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in bright yellow textured boards with black spine titles; in a very nearly fine illustrated dust jacket with some mild edgewear and light rubbing, a hint of soiling. 
With drawings by Gluyas Williams. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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115 Bennett, Hariett M.; edited and arranged by Robert Ellie Mack ROUND THE HEARTH
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., [circa 1880]. Early printing. Hardcover. Light abrasion and bumping at the corner tips, mild age-toning to pages, else near fine, in brown cloth-backed, laminated color-illustrated boards; no dust jacket. 
Verses by Fred Weatherly, Helen Wood, Lottie Haskell, E. Nesbit, and the editor, exquisitely illustrated by Bennett in warm, richly hued full-page and doublespread chromolithos, and a dizzying assortment of head and tail-pieces and intext art. Sublime! 
Price: 150.00 USD
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New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, Incorporated, 1937. First edition. Hardcover. A fresh, bright, near fine copy, in red cloth, with paper spine label, inset front cover label, pictorial endpapers; in a lightly edgeworn, age-toned dust jacket with minor chipping to the spine head, a few very pale dots of dampstain to the spine panel. 
The "Georgian" episode in Benson's four-volume "Old London" tales offered by Appleton-Century as a boxed set in THE OLD CITY FICTION series. With the gloriously apposite pictorial musings of Reginald Birch gracing the cover label, jacket and endpapers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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117 Bishop, Claire Huchet MARTIN DE PORRES, HERO
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company/The Riverside Press, 1954. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Hint of darkening at the endsheet gutters, else fine in reinforced, illustrated binding; in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. The illustrations, including a stunning, color doublespread frontis, are by Jean Charlot. 
Third in Bishop's series of juvenile bios of the saints tells the moving tale of De Porres, a half-black, half-Spanish boy growing up in 16th century Lima, Peru. Bishop is probably best-known for FIVE CHINESE BROTHERS. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Chicago/Paris: J. Philip O'Hara, Inc./Trianon Press, 1972. First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Nearly fine, in full blue cloth with gilt spine stamping; in a very nearly fine illustrated dust jacket. Quarto. With an Introduction and Commentary by Sir Geoffrey Keynes. 
Series of eerily beautiful, witty and utterly original water-colors executed by Blake in 1797, but not shown to the public until a Tate exhibition in 1971. All 116 paintings are reproduced in monochrome, and 16 are rendered in full-color. A revelation. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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119 Blunt, Edna M. Darwin "MARGIE, THE CAT"
(Kailua-Kona, Hawaii): Tropical Paws, (1990). First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine, in slick, illustrated perfect-bound wraps. 
Collection of rhymed verse about the author's "Hawaiian cat"--including a song with music by Duke Rattray. Drawings by Linda Francine Rattray. This copy SIGNED by the author with the greeting, "Aloha nui loa." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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120 Boccaccio, Giovanni THE DECAMERON
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, (1981). Heirloom Library edition. Bookplate to the front pastedown endpaper, minor wear to the gilt page edges, else near fine in quarter black leather binding with gilt lettering and decoration over grey decorative cloth boards; hubbed spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. 749 pp. 
The ribald, picaresque medieval masterpiece, smartly produced by Franklin, in the translation by G.H. McWilliam and decorated with the woodcuts of Jose Narro, which originally appeared in an edition published in Barcelona by Ediciones Nauta in 1966. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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