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201 Beinhart, Larry AMERICAN HERO
New York: Pantheon Books, (1993). First edition. Hardcover. Slight tanning to the shelf edges, else a fine copy in dust jacket. 
This novel served in part as the basis for the recent film WAG THE DOG. Our copy is inscribed and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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202 Bellah, James Warner THIS IS THE TOWN
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1937. First edition, first printing. Swanson Literary Agency copy, rubber-stamped to the endpapers and top and bottom page edges. Hardcover. Tiny nick to the crown of the spine, else a virtually fine copy in blue cloth, ruled and lettered in silver; in a silver-foil illustrated dust jacket with chipping and a few tears to the shelf edges. Jacket art features the New York City skyline. 
New York City society novel by the author primarily remembered for his story contributions to western film (FORT APACHE; SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON; etc.). This copy has been inscribed to his literary agent H.N. Swanson, and fully SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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THE GIRL IN THE FLAMMABLE SKIRT, Bender, Aimee
203 Bender, Aimee THE GIRL IN THE FLAMMABLE SKIRT
New York: Anchor Books/A Division of Random House, Inc.,, (1999). 0385492162 / 9780385492164 Trade Paperback reprint. Trade Paperback. Fine, a new book, in illustrated wraps. 
"A collection of wistful, witty short stories, the likes of which have nothing--no, nothing--in common with any reality any carbon-based life-form has ever before experienced."--Esquire. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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WILLFUL CREATURES: Stories, Bender, Aimee
204 Bender, Aimee WILLFUL CREATURES: Stories
New York: Anchor Books/A Division of Random House, Inc.,, (2005). 0385720971 / 9780385720977 First edition thus: a trade paperback reprint. Trade Paperback. Fine, a new book, in illustrated wraps. 
Bender "is Hemingway on an acid trip: her choices are twisted, both ethereal and surprisingly weighty....terrifyingly lovely."--LA Times. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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205 Benford, Gregory COSM
(New York): Avon Books, (1998). 0380974355 / 9780380974351 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Mild crimping to spine ends (as expected), else fine; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
When a brilliant young physicist's experiment goes awry, the ensuing explosion leaves behind a wonderful sphere made of nothing yet known to science--an object that opens a vista onto an entirely different universe. SIGNED by the author at the title-page. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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206 Benford, Gregory THE MARTIAN RACE
(New York, NY): Aspect/Warner Books, (1999). 0446526339 / 9780446526333 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages age-toned, one lower corner tip bumped, else fine, in a fine, if faintly age-toned pictorial dust jacket. Jacket design by Don Puckey. 
"Both gritty and inspiring! Benford has a deep grasp of how the future might be seized, one bold move at a time."--David Brin. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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207 Benioff, David 25TH HOUR
[No place]. [No publisher], [No date]. Shooting script, apparently prepared for distribution to Academy and Golden Globe members. Dot of pale stain to front cover, else fine; 122 xeroxed pages, brad-bound within red cardstock covers printed with the film's logo. 
Benioff's screenplay for his well-regarded debut novel; the film was directed by Spike Lee and featured Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. This copy has been SIGNED by the novelist/screenwriter to the title-page. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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208 Benjamin, Susan THE FIRST 25 YEARS OF HALCYON DAYS ENAMELS: The Revival of an 18th-Century Craft
(London): Benjamin Dent, (1995). 0950580619 / 9780950580616 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author to the title page. Hardcover. Mild crimp to lower spine edge, nearly fine in pebbled red boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket. Square quarto. 
A detailed, illustrated history of box enamels is followed by 104 pages of descriptive enamel selections on striking color plates--a beautiful book production! 152 pages; design co-operation list; and index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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PHANTOM CARRIAGE: A Novella, Bennett, T.C.
209 Bennett, T.C. PHANTOM CARRIAGE: A Novella
(Bloomington, IN): (AuthorHouse), (2004). 1418418188 / 9781418418182 First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. Trade Paperback. Fine, in illustrated wraps. 
Little did San Francisco detectives Mackenzie and Fergusson know that the couple's backyard chillingly kept a restless secret....silence was the price paid five decades in the past, but evil revenge would be the final payoff. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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210 Benson, Larry D. & Leyerle, John, edited by CHIVALRIC LITERATURE: Essays on Relations Between Literature & Life in the Later Middle Ages
Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications/Western Michigan University: 1980. 0918720087 / 9780918720085 First edition, first printing. Studies in Medieval Culture, XIV. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in black and silver binding; no dust jacket, as issued. SIGNED by editors Benson and Leyerle, with an inscription to Florence Ridley, and a note which directs her to their acknowledgment of her contribution in the Foreword. 
Collection of essays which originated in a seminar sponsored for the National Endowment for the Humanities in the summer of 1975, on the relation of chivalric literature to the society that nurtured it. 176 pages plus colophon. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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211 Berendt, John MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL
New York: Random House, [circa 1997]. 0679429220 / 9780679429227 Movie tie-in re-issue; with promotional band. Hardcover. Fine in black boards; in the familiar photo-illustrated dust jacket; with publisher's wraparound band announcing the release of Clint Eastwood's film adaptation of the book. 
"A gorgeous and haunting blend of travel book and murder mystery. It is enchanting and disturbing and deeply atmospheric."--Michael Herr. This copy SIGNED by Berendt to the front free endsheet. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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212 Beste, R. Vernon NEXT TIME I'LL PAY MY OWN FARE
London: W.H. Allen, (1969). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with some short edge tears and traces of shelfwear. 
SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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213 Birmingham, Stephen THOSE HARPER WOMEN
London: Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd., (1965). First U.K. edition. SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Page edges lightly soiled, previous owner's embossed seal to the endpaper and half-title page, corners and spine ends lightly bumped, else very good in a shelfworn and mildly chipped dust jacket with several edge tears. 
Inscribed and SIGNED by the author with an original drawing drawing to the front endpaper. Set in St. Thomas, where the original Harper fortune was made, this book tells the story of four different generations of Harper women. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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214 Bishop, Claudia and Don Bruns, editors A MERRY BAND OF MURDERERS: An Original Mystery Anthology of Songs and Stories
(Scottsdale, Arizona): Poisoned Pen Press, (2006). 1590583019 / 9781590583012 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by Don Bruns, Mary Anna Evans, Jim Fusilli, and Nathan Walpow. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 315 pages. Includes a music CD featuring performances by the authors. 
Stories by: Claudia Bishop, Don Bruns, Robert Rosenwald, Bill Moody, Rupert Holmes, Rhys Bowen, John Lescroart, Jim Fusilli, Mary Anna Evans, Nathan Walpole, Peter Robinson, Jeffery Deaver, Tom Corcoran, and Val McDermid. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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BEARS DISCOVER FIRE And Other Stories, Bisson, Terry
215 Bisson, Terry BEARS DISCOVER FIRE And Other Stories
New York: Orb/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (1995). 0312890354 / 9780312890353 First edition thus: a trade paperback reissue. Trade Paperback. Fine, a new book, in illustrated wraps. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
Collection of 19 stories, with an afterword by the author. The title story won the Nebula, Hugo, and Sturgeon awards. "Bisson's distinctive style and priceless imagination lift his work to an altogether more exalted plane."--Kirkus Reviews. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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GREETINGS And Other Stories, Bisson, Terry
216 Bisson, Terry GREETINGS And Other Stories
New York: (2004). 1892391244 / 9781892391247 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in a fine dust jacket. A new book! SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
"Bisson fans are bound to savor this strong story collection from the Hugo and Nebula Award winner, but it should be particularly revelatory to new readers in search of crisp black comedy and satire."--PW. "Bisson is a national treasure."--John Crowley. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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NUMBERS DON'T LIE, Bisson, Terry
217 Bisson, Terry NUMBERS DON'T LIE
(San Francisco): Tachyon Publications, (2005). 1892391325 / 9781892391322 First edition, first printing: trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine, in illustrated wraps. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop! 
Novel fixup of stories "The Edge of the Universe," "Get Me to the Church on Time," and "The Hole in the Hole," featuring rock musician, Volvo mechanic, trial lawyer, camel driver, aeronautics engineer, entomological meteorologist, math whiz, Wilson Wu. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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MURDER CANYON, Blacher, Joan
218 Blacher, Joan MURDER CANYON
[No place]. (Zumaya Publications), (2002). 1894869648 / 9781894869645 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Fine, a new book, in illustrated wraps. 
Ardis Jensen, forensic psychologist turned campus counselor, thought she'd left the grim world of serial killers behind, until a mutilated body is found in a nearby canyon. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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MURDER IN THE BASTILLE, Black, Cara
219 Black, Cara MURDER IN THE BASTILLE
(New York): Soho, (2003). 1569473242 / 9781569473245 First edition, first printing. Fine in a fine dust jacket. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
"Cara Black books are good companions, and MURDER IN THE BASTILLE especially so. Fine characters, good suspense, but, best of all, they are transcendentally, seductively, irresistibly French."--Alan Furst. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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220 Black, Cara MURDER IN THE BASTILLE
(New York, N.Y.): Soho, (2003). 1569473641 / 9781569473641 First edition thus: trade paperback. Fine in photo-pictorial wraps. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
"Black infuses her stories with all the sensory elements--autumn rain, smoking chimney pots, the aroma of roast chestnuts--that make Paris the perfect locale for a murky murder mystery."--Raleigh News & Observer. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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