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2301 Bell, Josephine CRIME IN OUR TIME
London/New York/Toronto: Abelard-Schuman, (1962). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered black boards, with errata slip tipped in; in a faintly age-toned, mildly rubbed dust jacket. 
Bell sets aside the entertainment of her traditional and "quiety ironic" (Nancy Talburt) detective tales to address "the great and horrifying growth of crime since the Second World War," which concerns her as a physician, a mother and a citizen. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2302 Bell, Josephine A QUESTION OF INHERITANCE
New York: Walker, (1981). 0802754384 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Light shelfwear, else near fine; in an illustrated dust jacket. 
A violent death spurs an investigation into the twenty-year old murder of a young heir. From the author of WOLF! WOLF! 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2303 Bell, Madison Smart, STRAIGHT CUT
New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few very short edge-tears 

Price: 25.00 USD
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2304 Bell, Madison Smartt TEN INDIANS
New York: Pantheon Books, (1996). 0679442464 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
"In his utterly brilliant tough new tour de force, [Bell] takes us, by means of exploding language, into the heart, soul, and lack of soul, and consequent moral dilemma, of Americans living on the edge."--Barbara Probst Solomon. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2305 Bell, Madison Smartt TEN INDIANS
New York: Pantheon Books, (1996). 0679442464 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
"TEN INDIANS is a novel of striking resonances--a deftly executed journey into life as experienced by struggling urban youth, a movingly entertaining mix of hip-hop logic and soul."--Oscar Hijuelos. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2306 Bell, Major Horace REMINSCENCES OF A RANGER Or Early Times in Southern California
Santa Barbara: Wallace Hebberd, 1927. First edition thus. Foreword by Arthur M. Ellis; illustrations by James S. Bodrero. Hardcover. A superb, fine copy in green cloth with gilt decorations and lettering; in an illustrated dust jacket with mild fading to the spine panel, a few very minor nicks, and one very short closed tear to lower front panel. 
"This later edition contains an index identifying many of the characters mentioned in the original edition. Both editions have much information on the lawlessness of early California."--Adams, 189. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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2307 Bell, Marty NO HARD FEELINGS
New York: Viking, (1980). First edition. Hardcover. Lower corners slightly bumped ow near fine in dust jacket. 

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2308 Bell, Nancy BIGGIE AND THE QUINCY GHOST
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, (2001). 0312265603 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in glossy pictorial wraps. 
Biggie and her gang travel to the town of Quincy and find themselves embroiled in a baffling murder. "Full of the quirky southern charm this series is known for...readers will be thrilled to receive the recipe for Willie Mae's famous Lane cake." 
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2309 Bell, Nancy BIGGIE AND THE DEVIL DIET
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, (2002). 0312301847 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The sixth mystery with gastronomical themes set in Texas and featuring amateur sleuth Biggie Weatherford by the culinary expert and Texas resident, Nancy Bell. 
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2310 Bell, Quentin BRANDON PAPERS
San Diego, California Harcourt, Brace & Jovanovich, (1985). First U.S edition. Hardcover. Remainder mark to bottom page edges, else near fine in a near fine dust jacket. 

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2311 Bell, R.C. THE BOARDGAME BOOK
Los Angeles/New York: The Knapp Press/The Viking Press, (1979). 0895350076 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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2312 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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2313 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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2314 Bell-Scott, Patricia, editor LIFE NOTES: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women
New York/London: W.W. Norton & Company, (1994). 039303593X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in cream linen over auburn boards with green titles and rules to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
"A fascinating mosaic of how African-American women see themselves, outsiders in a still largely hostile society. Each of these journal entries, accompanied by an essay to explain the context, is a novel in itself. It is a stirring read."--May Sarton. 
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2315 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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2316 Bellah, James Warner WARD TWENTY
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1946. First edition. Hardcover. Ink name on the front endpaper, otherwise very good in lightly shelfworn dust jacket with edge tears and creases. 
Set in a surgical ward of a military general hospital. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2317 Bellah, James Warner THE VALIANT VIRGINIANS
New York: Ballantine Books, (1953). First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in tweed-effect boards blue foil lettering and device; in an age-toned, edge-nicked, rubbed dust jacket that shows some pale dampstaining to rear panel and flap. 
Expanded version of Bellah's SATURDAY EVENING POST serial "Tales of the Valorous Virginians"--this Civil War yarn is here illustrated with maps by Rafael Palacios, and features an introduction by sf writer and Civil War historian Fletcher Pratt. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2318 Bellairs, George ALL ROADS TO SOSPEL
New York: Walker and Company, (1981). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Upper corner tips lightly bumped, otherwise near fine in dust jacket. 

Price: 12.50 USD
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2319 Bellak, George COME JERICHO
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1981. 0688001254 Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"A stunning portrait of the new breed of Hollywood genius...Action as fast as the camera's eye...riveting...revealing. I couldn't put it down."--Fred Mustard Stewart. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2320 Bellamy, Edward THE BLINDMAN'S WORLD: And Other Stories
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1898. First edition. Hardcover. General wear and rubbing, especially to spine, corner tips mildly abraded, front inner hinge just starting, else very good plus in green cloth lettered and ruled in gilt, top edge gilt; no dust jacket. Prefatory biographical sketch by W.D. Howells. 
A collection of fifteen stories by Bellamy, the author of the epochal LOOKING BACKWARD, 2000-1887, "the first authentically American socialist anticipation tale," (Darko Suvin). Included are the sf yarns, "To Whom This May Come" and the title story. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2321 Bellamy, Edward EQUALITY
New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1918. B0008BTTHQ Reprint. Hardcover. Very good: tiny address label to front free endsheet, in blue cloth with black stamping; no dust jacket. Frontispiece photo-portrait of the author on an inserted, coated stock plate. 412 pages. 
A sequel to Bellamy's LOOKING BACKWARD, EQUALITY continues the story of Julian West as he adjusts to life in the future, and is seen by some observers as an attempt by Bellamy to answer the critics of his earlier book. With biographical sketch. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2322 Bellamy, Edward LOOKING BACKWARD 2000-1887
Chicago: Packard and Company, [undated]. Reprint. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in green cloth with gilt stamping against lighter green spine blocks, pale green upper-page-edge tint; no dust jacket. 
"A magically preserved survivor of the 19th century converses with dwellers in the communistic utopias of the Year 2000."--Tuck. In Packard's nifty University Classic series. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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2323 Bellamy, Joe David SUZI SINZINNATI
(Wainscott, New York): Pushcart Press, (1989). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. A pre-Kennedy story of a pre-med student and a strip tease dancer. 
This Pushcart prize winner is the author's first novel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2324 Beller, Miles DREAM OF VENUS: Or Living Pictures
Corte Madera, Claifornia: C. M. Publishing, (2000). 0966348001 Second printing: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Upper corner tips bumped, else nearly fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
An artist searches for meaning while working at the 1939 World's Fair in New York. There he meets fair president Grover Whalen, Albert Einstein and Fiorello LaGuardia. This is Beller's first novel. 
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2325 Bellow, Saul HUMBOLDT'S GIFT
New York: The Viking Press, (1975). 0670386553 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine copy in mustard yellow cloth shelfback over lemon yellow boards; textblock uniformly tanned, as usual; in a nearly fine dust jacket that shows mild fading to the spine panel. 
"A wonderfully screwy fictionalization of Bellow's troubled friendship with the poet Delmore Schwartz."--Lorin Stein. Pulitzer Prize-winning novel for 1976. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2326 Bellows, Jim THE LAST EDITOR: How I Saved The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times from Dullness and Complacency
Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Publishing, (2002). 0740719017 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in black cloth over red-clay boards with bronze titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 349 pages; 16 b&w photographic-plates; acknowledgements; and index. 
The KKK drugged him and left him for dead. The FBI has a 77-page file on him. He never met a challenge he didn't take. He believes journalism is a sacred trust. He changed the face of news. Bellows chronicles his career in this personal memoir. 
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2327 Belmar, Antonio Garcia ABRIENDO LAS CAJAS NEGRAS: Coleccion de instrumentos cientificos de la Universitat de Valencia
Valencia [Spain]: Universitat de Valencia, 2002. 8437054885 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Corner tips slightly bumped, minor surface crack (about an inch long) to the spine at the front cover, else very good plus in illustrated laminated boards; no dust jacket. 20 page teacher's aid and activities pamphlet laid in. Quarto. 462 pages. 
Catalogued at the University of Valencia, this selection of more than 1500 scientific instruments offers a glimpse of the holdings from four great museum collections. A splendid production fully illustrated with color and b&w photos. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2328 Belsky, Dick ONE FOR THE MONEY
Chicago: Academy Chicago Publishers, (1985). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in dust jacket with light shelfwear and a couple of short tears to bottom front of jacket, else very good plus. 

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2329 Bemelmans, Ludwig THE EYE OF GOD
New York: The Viking Press, 1949. First edition. Hardcover. Previous owner's small red-inked ''A'' to verso of front free endpaper, else near fine in a price-clipped, lightly rubbed, age-toned, and shelfworn dust jacket with tiny sticker shadow to rear flap panel. 
Four-color illustrated endpapers by the author. French occupation. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2330 Bemelmans, Ludwig THE EYE OF GOD
New York: The Viking Press, 1949. First edition. Hardcover. Upper corners slightly bumped otherwise very good plus in a slightly shelfworn dust jacket with short edge tears. 
Color illustrated endpapers by the author. French occupation. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2331 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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2332 Bemelmans, Ludwig TELL THEM IT WAS WONDERFUL: Selected Writings
(New York, New York): VIking, (1985). 067080391X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. No remainder mark! 
Bemelmania. "I have no doubt that current readers will find Bemelmans as engaging and appealing as did his contemporaries."--Norman Cousins, from his introduction. Edited, and with an introduction by Madeleine Bemelmans. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2333 Bemelmans, Ludwig ARE YOU HUNGRY ARE YOU COLD
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, (1960). B0007DUF1E First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A bright, fresh, near fine example, in yellow cloth with red and black stamping, red top-edge tint; in an about near fine, price-clipped dust jacket, showing light edgewear, some fading to spine panel. 
The story of a girl who grows up in a world gone mad, the world of pre-war France and post-war Germany. "She's related to Marlon Brando, the Actors' Studio, Elvis Presley, juvenile delinquents, your daughter, my daughter."--Alan Jay Lerner. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2334 Bemelmans, Ludwig, writer and illustrator HOW TO TRAVEL INCOGNITO
New York: James H. Heineman, 1992. 0870081381 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! 
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2335 Bemelmans, Ludwig, writer and illustrator FATHER, DEAR FATHER
New York: James H. Heineman, 1992. 0870081365 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. 
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2336 Bemelmans, Ludwig, written and illustrated by I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU
New York: James H. Heineman, 1992. 0870081373 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. 
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2337 Bemelmans, Ludwig, written and illustrated by THE STREET WHERE THE HEART LIES
New York: James H. Heineman, 1993. 0870081438 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. 
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2338 Bemrose, John THE ISLAND WALKERS
New York: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, (2004). 0805074112 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Very mild bump to the lower spine edge, else near fine; in a fine dust jacket. 
"A balanced but gut-wrenching working-class novel that can be read as a prequel to Richard Russo's 'EMPIRE FALLS'"--Library Journal. 
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2339 Benardete, Jane, editor AMERICAN REALISM
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1972). 39910903X First edition. Hardcover. Small spot to the front cover, and a slight splay, else near fine in red-orange cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in a printed dust jacket, with a few tears and tanning to the extremities. 
An anthology of essays by the leading realist writers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Henry James, and John Steinbeck. The development of the realist style is explored through the artist's own writings. 
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2340 Benatar, Stephen THE MAN ON THE BRIDGE
(Brighton, Sussex): The Harvester Press, (1981). 0710800258 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
This haunting first novel is a serious study of a deep homosexual relationship between a rich painter of 39 and a witty book shop assistant of 19. 
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2341 Bence, William PEOPLE OF THE BISON
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1966). First edition. Hardcover. Sticker ghost to front free endpaper, else an about fine copy in red cloth; in an illustrated dust jacket with light age-toning, mild edgewear, minor rubbing. Jacket by John Martinez. 
"Starving and alone, young Kron, once the picturemaker for his Stone Age tribe, was found by the People of the Bison after the massacre of his clan." Novel of prehistoric life, aimed at the juvenile reader. 
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2342 Benchley, Nathaniel THE WAKE OF THE ICARUS
New York: Atheneum, 1969. First edition. Hardcover. A shadow from a small sticker on the front endpaper, otherwise near fine in dust jacket with a 1.5 inch closed tear from the upper edge of the rear panel. 
A novel of survivors on an unfriendly Caribbean island with widely varied characters. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2343 Benchley, Nathaniel DEMO AND THE DOLPHIN
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1981). 0060205091 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a price-clipped, else fine illustrated dust jacket. 
A dolphin takes Demo back through time to ask the oracle at Delphi how he can help his father become a successful fisherman. Illustrations by Stephen Gammell. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2344 Benchley, Peter THE DEEP
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company , Inc., (1976). First edition. Hardcover. Very good in dust jacket with edge tears and accompanying creases. 
By the author of JAWS. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2345 Benchley, Peter THE ISLAND
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1979. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
A sea novel of suspense by the author of JAWS. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2346 Benchley, Robert OF ALL THINGS
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1921. First edition, lacking ads (issued with and without ads, priority unknown). Hardcover. Small faint stain to the page fore-edges, minor wear to the spine ends, mild soiling to the covers, and some tanning to the spine, else a very good plus copy in blue pictorial cloth with an embossed illustration to the cover; lacking the dust jacket. 
These sketches, which collected represent Benchley's first book, appeared originally in Vanity Fair, The New York Tribune Sunday Magazine, Collier's Weekly, Life, and Motor Print. Comic stories and anecdotes with illustrations by Gluyas Williams. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2347 Benchley, Robert AROUND THE WORLD BACKWARDS AND SIDEWAYS
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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2348 Bender, Aimee THE GIRL IN THE FLAMMABLE SKIRT
New York: Anchor Books/A Division of Random House, Inc.,, (1999). 0385492162 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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2349 Bender, Aimee WILLFUL CREATURES: Stories
New York: Anchor Books/A Division of Random House, Inc.,, (2005). 0385720971 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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2350 Benet, William Rose THE STAIRWAY OF SURPRISE
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. B0007DTC22 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild dust soiling to upper page edges, else about fine, in celadon-green cloth with gilt stamping; in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing, light soiling, light edgewear, superficial scratch to rear panel. 
Collection of poetry by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of THE DUST WHICH IS GOD (1941), and the founder of THE SATURDAY REVIEW. The title is from Emerson. 265 pages, plus colophon. 
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2351 Benford, Gregory IN THE OCEAN OF NIGHT
New York: The Dial Press/James Wade, (1977). 0803742185 Book club edition: issued by the Science Fiction Book Club; with the code S38 on page 276; jacket code, 1566. Hardcover. Hint of edgewear, else fine in green boards with pale green spine lettering; in a very good plus dust jacket, with light edgewear, mild age-toning, and some minor nicking at the ends of the spine panel. Jacket illustration by Larry Kresek. 
The derelict alien craft was a priceless storehouse of knowledge -- and a deadly threat to tens of millions on Earth. Could astronaut Nigel Walmsley take the responsibility for destroying it...or for failing to destroy it! Galactic Center saga Book One. 
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2352 Benford, Gregory TIDES OF LIGHT
(New York): Bantam Books, (1989). Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in a very lightly edgeworn pictorial dust jacket with wraparound color artwork by Roger Bergendorf. 
Another entry in Benford's interconnected series of novels dealing with superior machine intelligence which began with OCEANS OF NIGHT, ACROSS THE SEA and GREAT SKY RIVER. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2353 Benford, Gregory FOUNDATION'S FEAR
(New York, N.Y.): HarperPrism, (1997). 0061052434 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very mildly age-toning to the textblock, faint ink strike to the lower fore-edge pages, lower corner tip bumped, else near fine, in red-on-red binding with gilt spine titles; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Jean Targete. 
The first volume in the Asimov-estate authorized "Second Foundation" trilogy--the other two books authored by Greg Bear and David Brin. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2354 Benford, Gregory THE MARTIAN RACE
(New York, NY): Aspect/Warner Books, (1999). 0446526339 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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2355 Benford, Gregory COSM
(New York): Avon Books, (1998). 0380974355 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. 
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2356 Benford, Gregory & Eklund, Gordon IF THE STARS ARE GODS
New York: Berkley Publishing Corporation, (1977). 0399119426 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
"If the Stars Are Gods," an early episode of this chronicle from which the novel takes its name, won the 1974 Nebula Award for best novelette. Aliens have come to Earth in search of a man who knows the stars. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2357 Benford, Gregory and Greenberg, Martin H., edited by WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN, Volumes 1 & 2: Alternate Empires Alternate Heroes
New York/Toronto/London/Sydney/Auckland: Spectra/Bantam Books, (1989). First hardcover edition, first printing. Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club; jacket code, 17261. Hardcover. Faint age-toning to pages, else fine; in a very nearly fine, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket art by Pat Morrissey. 
Omnibus of two original paperback anthologies, WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN, Volume I: Alternate Empires (Bantam Spectra 1989) and WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN, Volume II: Alternate Heroes (Bantam Spectra 1989). 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2358 Benford, Gregory; Simak, Clifford D.; Spinrad, Norman THREADS OF TIME: Three Original Novellas of Science Fiction
Nashville/Camden/New York: Thomas Nelson Inc., (1974). 0840764022 Book club edition. Hardcover. Minor tan offsetting to the endpapers, else near fine in bright yellow boards with black spine titles; in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 
Edited and with an introduction by Robert Silverberg. Three original novellas about time in this collection which features the title story by Benford, "The Marathon Photograph" by Simak, and "Riding the Torch" by Spinrad. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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2359 Benge, Ronald COMMUNICATION AND IDENTITY: Essays On A Personal Theme With Special Reference To Conflict And Development In The Third World
(Hamden, CT.): Linnet Books, (1972). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 

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2360 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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2361 Benítez-Rojo, Antonio THE REPEATING ISLAND: The Caribbean and the Postmodern Perspective
Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1992. 0822312212 First edition in English: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Very mild fading to spine and narrow strip of rear cover, else near fine in blue printed wraps. 
The Cuban-born novelist's multidisciplinary approach to Caribbean cultural history which confronts the legacy and myths of colonialism using chaos theory. Translated by James E. Maraniss. 292 pages; notes. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2362 Benjamin, Carol Lea WITHOUT A WORD
(New York, N.Y.): William Morrow/An imprint of HarperCollinsPublishe (2005). 0060539011 First edition, first printing: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
A former detective, Benjamin blends her knowledge of dogs with her real life experiences to create this Shamus Award-winning mystery series featuring private investigator Rachel Alexander and her pit bull, Dashiell. The seventh installment. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2363 Benjamin, Susan THE FIRST 25 YEARS OF HALCYON DAYS ENAMELS: The Revival of an 18th-Century Craft
(London): Benjamin Dent, (1995). 0950580619 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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2364 Bennett, Arnold SELF AND SELF-MANAGEMENT: Essays About Existing
New York: George H. Doran Company, (1918). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very very mild bruising to upper and lower edge covers, else a fine copy in dark taupe cloth over textured boards; in a printed dust jacket that is rubbed, shows some darkening to the spine panel and a few tiny nicks at the spine ends. 
"The author of HOW TO LIVE ON TWENTY-FOUR HOURS A DAY gives...a new interpretation of such subjects as war work, the diary habit, the social butterfly, and other topics significant of the time." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2365 Bennett, Arnold RICEYMAN STEPS
London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., (1923). B000GS308U First edition, first printing. "Presentation copy" blind-embossed to the title-page. Hardcover. Near fine in pale green cloth with titles and front cover border embossed in black; in a worn original dust jacket that has separated at the spine--but remains intact. The jacket is 90% present with chipping, tears, and considerable wear to the edges. 
The story takes place in 1919-1920 and deals with the final year in the life of its main character, Henry Earlforward, a miser, who keeps a second hand bookshop in the Clerkenwell area of London. Quite scarce in dust jacket. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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2366 Bennett, Dwight WEST OF RAILHEAD
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977. 0385121512 First edition, first printing. A Double D Western. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in tan boards with black spine lettering; in a lightly age-toned, very nearly fine, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket by Robert Aulicino. 
Newspaperman Clark Tanner rides into the raw, new town of Eden Grove in the summer of 1872 eager to make a new start after his crusade against corrupt Nebraska ranchers had cost him everything he had ever worked for. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2367 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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2368 Bennett, Jack THE HAWK ALONE
Boston: Little, Brown and Company. (1965). First edition. Hardcover. Upper spine end bumped else very good plus in slightly edge-rubbed dust jacket. 

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2369 Bennett, M.R., compiler and editor "...SO GALLANTLY STREAMING": The Story of Old Glory; The History and Proper Use of Our National Flag from 1776 to the Present
New York: Drake Publishers, Inc., (1974). 087749651X First edition. Trade paperbound. Minor bump to the fore edges of the front cover, covers very slightly rubbed, minor crease to upper rear corner, else a near fine copy in illustrated wraps. 
This comprehensive book includes not only the history of the American flag, but famous quotes, toasts, songs, a checklist of flag postage stamps, and flag etiquette. 104 pages with a bibliography. Illustrated with pictures of the evolution of the flag. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2370 Bennett, Margot THE LONG WAY BACK
(London): The Science Fiction Book Club, (1957). Book club edition. Hardcover. Some tanning to the pages, quarter-sized stain to page 32 and to the edges of the pages preceding it, otherwise a very good plus copy in a dust jacket showing staining on the back panel, some shelfwear and nicks, and a closed tear to the upper rear panel 
Number 25 in the classic series of reprints published by the Science Fiction Book Club. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2371 Bennett, T.C. PHANTOM CARRIAGE: A Novella
(Bloomington, IN): (AuthorHouse), (2004). 1418418188 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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2372 Bennetts, Pamela ENVOY FROM ELIZABETH
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1973). B0006C9NZA First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in mulberry boards with silver spine lettering and rules; in a price-clipped, mildly edgeworn, otherwise fine, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket design by Barbara Walton. 
Historical novel of the attempted assassination of Elizabeth Tudor by the King of Spain. Elizabeth engages the assistance of gay, bold sea-dog Nicholas Rokeby to infiltrate the court of Spain and uncover the secret that will save the Queen's life. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2373 Bennetts, Pamela DEATH OF THE RED KING
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1976). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
A novel of the historical unsolved mystery in the death of William Rufus. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2374 Benoit, Brent ALL SAINTS' DAY
(New York): The Overlook Press, (2002). 1585673129 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
"A brilliantly original, dramatic, and moving tale of life in the Cajun country of Louisiana, with its dangerous oil rigs, decaying plantation houses, and intense loves and hatreds."--Alison Lurie. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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2375 Benson, Ann THE PHYSICIAN'S TALE
(New York, New York): Delacorte Press, (2006). 0385335059 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In this fourth thriller that interweaves the past and near future, a bioterror attack by a cabal of fundamentalists has decimated the U.S., and scattered bands of survivors struggle to keep going. On the 14th-century front, black death rages. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2376 Benson, E.F. PORTRAIT OF AN ENGLISH NOBLEMAN
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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2377 Benson, E.F. SEA MIST
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, 2005. 1553100786 First edition, first printing: one of six hundred copies printed. Hardcover. Fine, in chianti cloth with red-on-red endpapers; in a fine illustrated dust jacket with wraparound artwork by Douglas Walters. 
Fifth and final volume in Ashtree's series of Benson's SPOOKY STORIES collects all the tales from THE FLINT KNIFE, and from the "Spooky Stories" sections of DESIRABLE RESIDENCES and FINE FEATHERS. Edited, with an introduction and notes by Jack Adrian. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2378 Benson, E.F. THE TERROR BY NIGHT
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, 1998. First edition, limited to 600 copies only. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket with wraparound art by Douglas Walters in his now familiar Ash-Tree style--an unsettling blend of the surreal and the grotesque. Edited with an introduction by Jack Adrian. Frontispiece photo of Benson and a note on sources. 
Premiere entry in a five-volume set collecting all the "spook stories" by this masterful British spinner of supernatural yarns. Included is "The Bus-Conductor"--which was adapted for the screen in the classic anthology horror film, DEAD OF NIGHT. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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2379 Benson, K. Blair and Donald G. Fink HDTV: Advanced Television for the 1990s
New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, Inc., (1991). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in illustrated laminated boards without dust jacket, as issued. 
Unpaginated with an index. Hardcover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2380 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 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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2381 Benson, Maxine MARTHA MAXWELL: Rocky Mountain Naturalist
Lincoln, Ne.: University of Nebraska Press, (1986). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket and in publisher's shrinkwrap. 
Women In The West Series. 
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2382 Benson, Sally JUNIOR MISS
New York: Random House, (1941). B000C0ERZW First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild spine slant, a few tiny dots of pale stain to page edges, thus near fine; in a good only dust jacket: chipped, edge-torn, nicked, faded, stained, price-clipped, with cello-tape reinforcement at inside of upper spine panel. 
Chronicle of New York teenager Judy Graves, whose adventures had previously appeared in the pages of THE NEW YORKER; adapted for the Broadway stage by Jerome Chodorov and Joseph Fields, and filmed in 1945 with Peggy Ann Garner as Judy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2383 Bentley, E.C. TRENT'S LAST CASE
London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, [1913]. First edition. In indigo cloth with elaborate blind embossed cover device; complementary device and gilt-stamped titles to spine. Color frontispiece. Hardcover. Bookplate to the front pastedown, pages display some spots of staining, mild lean to the spine, edgewear to the spine ends and corner tips, spine also shows darkening, and there are scattered marks to the covers, else an about very good copy. 
The ground-breaking tongue-in-cheek golden age classic in its first appearance. Front cover device features the publisher's initial, as do the decorated endpapers. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone first published in the U.S. as THE WOMAN IN BLACK. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2384 Bentley, E.C. TRENT'S LAST CASE
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, (1988). First edition thus. In the Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces. Hardcover. New, in gilt-decorated green faux-leather covers, marbled endsheets, all edges gilt; no dust jacket, as issued. Still in the publisher's unopened shrinkwrap! 
Snappy issue of Bentley's milestone, with doublespread frontispiece and cover art by Quentin Fiore specially commissioned for this edition. The artwork integrates clues to the mystery's solution in its array of symbols and vignettes. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2385 Bentley, Phyllis A MAN OF HIS TIME
New York: The Macmillan Company, (1966). Second printing. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. 
A tale of the west riding of Yorkshire. Though this novel stands on its own, it is also a continuation of the Oldroyds and Morcars which began in the novel INHERITANCE. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2386 Bentley, Phyllis ENVIRONMENT
New York: Hillman-Curl, Inc., [1935]. B00086W0Y0 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very very close to fine, internally fresh and bright, and covers showing only a rumor of use; in black binding with gilt spine titles, reddish upper-page-edge tint; lacking the dust jacket. 
"Throughout the war period I was writing my first novel, ENVIRONMENT, the story--need it be said?--of a Yorkshire girl rather like myself."--PB, quoted in Kunitz and Haycraft. Originally published in the U.K. in 1922. Scarce! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2387 Benton, Kenneth CRAIG AND THE MIDAS TOUCH
New York: Walker, (1975). 080275340X First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with traces of rubbing and shelfwear. 
Fifth adventure featuring Peter Craig from the author of CRAIG AND THE TUNISIAN TANGLE. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2388 Benton, Mike THE COMIC BOOK IN AMERICA: An Illustrated History
Dallas, Texas: Taylor Publishing Company, (1989). 0878336591 Second printing. Quarto. Hardcover. Some mild spotting to binding, especially to rear cover, else near fine, in blue cloth with silver spine lettering; in an age-toned, else fine dust jacket. Printed on coated stock throughout. Generously illustrated in color with many covers and panels. 
Lively and comprehensive account of the comic book's evolution, from its primitive beginnings in the thirties as crude collections of newspaper strips, through the Golden Age of the forties, to the upscale, glossy graphic novels of the eighties. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2389 Berckman, Evelyn THE EVIL OF TIME
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Pages age-toned, mild wear to the spine ends, else near fine in silver-stamped red boards; in a lightly rubbed, nicked and edgeworn illustrated dust jacket with damp-spotting to spine panel, closed edge tear and crease to front panel. 
Keith Elgin of the Art Reparations Commission in Germany is sent to the ancient castle of Drachensgrab (Dragon's Grave) in a final attempt to recover the paintings and other loot that the Nazis had hidden there. Berckman's debut won the Red Badge Award. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2390 Bercovici, Eric SO LITTLE CAUSE FOR CAROLINE
New York: Atheneum, 1981. First edition. Sticker shadowing to front end paper else near fine in jacket. 

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2391 Berendt, John MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL
New York: Random House, [circa 1997]. 0679429220 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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2392 Beres, Michael THE PRESIDENT'S NEMESIS
(No place): Medallion Press, Inc., Platinum Imprint, (2006). 1932815732 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Spine title printed upside-down, upper spine edge crimped, very good plus to near fine; in a near fine dust jacket. 
Beres's second novel is a political thriller that focuses on Stanley Johnson, a middle-aged Chicago resident who becomes a pawn in a presidential assassination plot. 
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2393 Beresford, J.D. THE MONKEY PUZZLE
Indianapolis, Indiana: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1925). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Corner tips and spine ends lightly rubbed, the upper spine ends slightly split, otherwise a very good plus copy lacking the dust jacket. 
A short story collection by the British novelist and architect whose main contribution to the science fiction and fantasy field was the classic THE HAMPDENSHIRE WONDER (1911). 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2394 Berg, Adam W. THE TWISTED WAY
New York: Carlyle, (1979). 0503070416 First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Mass market paperback. Fine, a bright, fresh, as-new, unread copy; in illustrated wraps. 
"Fame, burning passion and love painfully entwine three lovers gripped by Hollywood's spell." Scarce Hollywood novel. Issued as a paperback original. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2395 Berg, Elizabeth OPEN HOUSE
New York: Random House, (2000). 0375506039 Publisher's reprint. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
By the author of TALK BEFORE SLEEP, THE PULL OF THE MOON, and UNTIL THE REAL THING COMES ALONG. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2396 Berg, Elizabeth NEVER CHANGE
New York: Pocket Books, (2001). 0743411323 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
The story of fifty-one year-old nurse, Myra Lipinsky, and her latest patient, Chip, who is dying of an incurable illness and was the focus of Myra's adoration when they were younger. Berg is the author of the Oprah's Book Club selection OPEN HOUSE. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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2397 Berg, Elizabeth JOY SCHOOL
New York: Random House, (1997). 0679449434 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"A glimpse into the life of Katie, a twelve-year-old girl whose life has undergone tremendous upheaval. Her mother has died, and she and her father have moved from Texas to a small town in Missouri."--Judith Handschuh. Sequel to DURABLE GOODS. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2398 Bergan, Ronald THE UNITED ARTISTS STORY
New York: Crown Publisher, Inc., (1988). Reprint. Hardcover. Booksellers small rubber-stamped address on the half-title page, else fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Quarto. The history of the studio and its 1,581 films up to 1985 with over 1050 illustrations; an indispensable look at a unique studio adorned with a feast of stills from the movies themselves. 352 pages including appendices and indexes. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2399 Berger, Thomas REINHART'S WOMEN
(New York): Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, (1981). 0440074088 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in an age-toned, else fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
Fourth volume in the fictional series that begins with CRAZY IN BERLIN and continues with REINHART IN LOVE and VITAL PARTS. By the esteemed author of LITTLE BIG MAN, ARTHUR REX, and NEIGHBORS. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2400 Berger, Thomas THE RETURN OF LITTLE BIG MAN
Boston/New York/London: Little, Brown and Company, (1999). 0316098442 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Berger's sequel to his landmark, best-selling LITTLE BIG MAN--"one of the very best novels of the decade and the very best ever about the American West."--New York Times Book Review. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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