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41 Austen, Jane and R. Brimley Johnson (Intro) Mansfield Park Everyman's Library [Printed by Richard Clay & Sons, 1906]
London & New York J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton 1906 First Edition Thus; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 494 pages; Everyman's Library. April 1906 printing, 2 months after the intial Everyman imprint of this title. Printer's notice for Richard Clay & Sons at front and rear. Soundly bound in original trade binding of red cloth with decoratively gilt panelled spine. Prior owner name and 1910 purchase date penned to pictorial front pastedown. Mild crimping and trace rubbing to cloth at spine ends. Mild sunning to cloth at spine. Nicer than usually seen example from the first years of the Everyman series. 2nd printing of the Everyman edition. [Seymour p 79] VG- to VG 
Price: 60.00 USD
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42 Austen, Jane and R. Brimley Johnson (Intro) Northanger Abbey And Persusaion Everyman's Library [Printed by Richard Clay & Sons, 1906]
London & New York J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton 1906 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 506 pages; Everyman's Library. 1st Everyman imprint of this title with no indication of subsequent printings. Printer's notice for Richard Clay & Sons at front and rear. Two shorter novels bound together with separate pagination. Viii, 245, 261 pp. Soundly bound in original trade binding of ribbed red cloth with decoratively gilt panelled spine. Trace crimping and light rubbing to cloth at spine ends. Red cloth is uniformly bright. Binding a little shaken. Prior owner name and 1910 purchase date penned neatly to pictorial front pastedown endpage. The 1st printing of the Everyman edition. [Seymour 41.0 (though his record of pagination is incorrect) ] VG- to VG 
Price: 95.00 USD
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43 Austen, Jane and R. Brimley Johnson (Intro) Sense and Sensibility Everyman's Library [Printed by Richard Clay & Sons, 1906]
London & New York J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton 1906 First Edition Thus; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 381 pages; Everyman's Library. March 1906 printing, 2nd after the intial 1905 Everyman imprint of this title. Printer's notice for Richard Clay & Sons at front and rear. Soundly bound in original trade binding of red cloth with decoratively gilt panelled spine. Mild crimping and light rubbing to cloth at spine ends. Brick red cloth is universally bright across all surfaces. Binding a little shaken. Prior owner name and 1907 purchase date penned neatly to blank front endpage. Considerably nicer than usually seen example from the first years of the Everyman series. 2nd printing of the Everyman edition. [Seymour p 80] VG 
Price: 70.00 USD
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44 Auster, Paul In the Country of Last Things
New York Viking 1987 0670814458 / 9780670814459 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 188 pages; Tight and neat in clean crisp-edged dust jacket. Just a touch of shelf/handling evidence to jacket at edges. Usual and expected superficial toning to jacket flaps at edges. Fresh unmarked copy. NF/NF 
Price: 30.00 USD
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45 Ayme, Marcel and Norman Denny (translation) Across Paris and Other Stories
London The Bodley Head 1957 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Michael Ayrton 
Dust jacket; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 254 pages; 1957 Bodley Head. HC/DJ 1st English edition and printing. Lovely copy in a vivid wraparound illustrated dust jacket from a painting by Michael Ayrton. Tightly bound copy with no marks. Dust jacket is sharp and very neat with only a hint of shallow chipping at base of spine panel; 15s price unclipped at front flap. Lovely copy; NF/NF 
Price: 60.00 USD
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46 Baker, Kage The Empress of Mars [Advanced Uncorrected Proof]
Burton, MI Subterranean Press 2008 1596062142 / 9781596062146 Paperback Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 300 pages; Advanced Uncorrected Proof. Trade paperback in glossy title lettered covers. Pre-publication, advance proof for the Subterranean Press 1st edition. Tight, bright and fresh. Feels and appears unread. Just a mild curl to the cover at the front edge and trace storage evidence to cover edges. VG++ to NF 
Price: 35.00 USD
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47 Baker, Russell & Gahan Wilson (Illust) The Upside-Down Man
New York McGraw-Hill 1977 0070033560 / 9780070033566 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Illustrator
4to 11" - 13" tall; 44 pages; 1st printing. Inscribed and signed by Gahan Wislon on the verso of the half-title page, with sentimets written upside down. Snugly bound in original color illustrated dust jacket with publisher's $6.95 issue price intact o unclipped front flap. Light foxing to front and top edges of page block with some mild foxing visible to the very front edge of first and last few leaves. Wraparound color illustrated dust jacket with just trace handling evidence to surfaces; VG+/VG+; Signed by Illustrator 
Price: 40.00 USD
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48 Baldwin, Faith Skyscraper
New York, N. Y. Cosmopolitan 1931 First Edition Hard cover Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 319 pages; Original yellow cloth w/ cover profile illustration of skyline in blue and titles in relief along lower edge. Spine boldly titled in matching blue. Spine a bit cocked but soundly bound. Cloth lightly shelf-soiled and cloth a bit rubbed at tips and spine ends. Tiny closed ege tear to cloth tail of spine. Solid somewhat worn copy of this uncommon Baldwin tale, the basis for the MGM film, Skyscraper Souls. VG- 
Price: 45.00 USD
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49 Ball, Brian Death of a Low Handicap Man
New York Walker & Company 1978 0802754031 / 9780802754035 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
1974 Walker & Co HC/DJ 1st printing. Square, sound and very neat. Short neat gift insc ins cvr. Dustjakcet very bright and fresh, price clipped ins flap.NF-/NF; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; Square, sound and very neat. Short neat gift inscription to front endpage. Dustjakcet very bright and fresh, price clipped from top corner of front flap. NF/VG++ 
Price: 14.50 USD
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50 Balzac. Honore De & Clara Bell (Trans) & George Saintsbury (Intro) About Catherine de Medici Everyman's Library [1910]
London & New York J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton 1910 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 350 pages; Everyman's Library. 1st Everyman imprint of this title with no indication of subsequent printings. Printer's notice for Temple Press at rear. Soundly bound in original trade binding of ribbed red cloth with decoratively gilt panelled spine. Trace crimping and rubbing to cloth at spine ends. Red cloth is lightly sun faded at spine but with gilt still bright. Binding a little shaken. Prior owner name and 1910 purchase date penned neatly to pictorial front pastedown endpage. The 1st printing of the Everyman edition. [Seymour 53.0] VG 
Price: 40.00 USD
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51 Bangs, John Kendrick and Peter Newell, Illustrator THE ENCHANTED TYPE-WRITER
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1899 First Edition; Limited edtion Hardcover Very Good Signed by Author
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 180 pages; [SIGNED] 1899 Harper & Brothers. HC. Publisher's limited edition of 500 copies: "Author's Autograph Edition." Author signed limitation bookplate - numbered 337 of 500 - mounted to the front pastedown. Bookplate is done in a striking Arts & Crafts design. Decorative pictorial binding with a Newell designed 4 color pictorial panel to the cover board. Title lettering in gilt to cover and spine. Illustration and gilt are bright. Mild soling to cloth and moderate darkening to spine; mild streaks of smoke staining to rear board and top edge. Contents bright and fresh; some pages unopened at the front edge. Small rectangular lettered portion of the original dust jacket is laid in at front. Attractive, author signed edition of these fantastical and humorous tales, well illustrated by Newell. About Vg; Signed by Author 
Price: 95.00 USD
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52 Barker, George Janus
London Faber & Faber 1935 First Edition Hard cover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 301 pages; 1935 Faber & Faber HC/DJ 1st edition. Square, tight and neat. Prior owner name neatly on front end pg. Dustjacket bright, unclipped and undamaged with original 7s. 6d. Price on front flap. Mild sun fading to the turquoise paper on spine edge; titles bright. Mild tanning DJ edges. Foxing to untrimmed fore edge and less so on the endpgs. Still, a very nicely preserved copy, very likely unread. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 95.00 USD
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53 Barnes, Djuna Creatures in an Alphabet
New York Dial Press 1982 0385277970 / 9780385277976 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 64 pages; Bright, tight and fresh copy feels unread. In original pictorial dust jacket which is crisp at the edges and retains the $10.95 issue price to the unclipped front flap, but which has mild toning to the spine panel and top edge. Light offset purple tone to the very front edge of the rear panel. Remainder speckle bottom edge. NF/VG++ 
Price: 23.95 USD
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54 Barth, John Giles Goat-Boy
New York Doubleday & Company 1966 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 710 pages; HC/DJ. 1st edition, 1st printing with "H18" code at the foot of the terminal leaf and the $6.95 issue price intact to the unclipped, front jacket flap. Inscribed and signed by Barth on the title page to Jere Real and dated 1988. Jere Real was a professor at Lynchburg College; he coordinated visits and played host to the authors who appeared at the college as part of the Thornton Writer-in-Residence and Guest Reader program. Tight. Clean copy in a crisp edged and clean dust jacket with just mild toning to the whites of the design and mild general handling evidence to edges and surfaces. One tiny, nearly invisible closed tear top edge of front pane. Handsome and neat. NF/VG++ ; Signed by Author 
Price: 125.00 USD
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55 Baxter, Charles The Feast Of Love; A Novel
New York Pantheon Books 2000 0375410198 / 9780375410192 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 308 pages; Exceptionally bright and fresh copy in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial jacket with publisher's $24 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Bookmark from Bibelot Book Store - where signing took place, is laid in at front. Handsome copy. F/F; Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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56 Beaton, M. C. Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener (Agatha Raisin Mysteries, No. 3)
New York St. Martin's Press 1994 031210927x / 9780312109271 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 196 pages; Bright, snug and clean in uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. No marks. Spine ends just lightly shelf bumped with but very mild shelf rub to the jacket at spine ends and tips. NF/NF 
Price: 29.50 USD
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57 Beckham, Barry My Main Mother.
New York Walker and Company 1969 First Edition Hard cover Good+ Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages; HC in original black cloth; titles wearing and fading to spine. Soundly bound. Inscribed by Beckham to poet and critic Sandy Pinsker on the half-title page, and dated 1970. Usual moderate toning to endpages and page stock. Good copy; signed 1st edition; Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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58 Bedford, Annie North & Tibor Gergely (Illust. ) The Jolly Barnyard, A Little Golden Book # 67
New York Simon & Schuster 1950 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
Square 8vo 8" to 9" tall; Little Golden Book # 67. HC 1st edition, 1st "A" printing. Very well preserved and handsome copy is bright, very tightly bound copy that feels unread. Prior owner name penned neatly to publisher provided bookplate inside front cover. Just trace shelf evidence to board edges. Very nice copy. NF 
Price: 25.00 USD
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59 Beer, Ralph The Blind Corral
New York Viking 1986 0670809373 / 9780670809370 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 229 pages; 1st edition is tight, bright and fresh in original pictorial dust jacket wih $16.95 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Just trace shelf rub to jacket at tips. Signed by author to title page. NF/NF; Signed by Author 
Price: 85.00 USD
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60 Beer, Thomas The Road to Heaven
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1928 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 266 pages; Bright, snug, and very neat in the uncommon original pictorial dust jacket. Light blue cloth boards have a pictorial title design in black and a slate blue. Dust jacket design echoes the p[ictorial cloth. Publisher's $2.50 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Just superficial sunning to spine panel with a tiny chip missing from jacket at base of spine and a corresponding spot of mild fade to the cloth under the chip. A few small nicks and tiny closed tears at the jacket edges. A two inch closed tear from the flap fold into the front panel is archivally mended on the reverse of the jacket and is almost imperceptible under the archival mylar jacket protector. NF/VG+ 
Price: 49.50 USD
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