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41 Benson, A. C. Cressage
London William Heinemann 1927 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 319 pages; HC in original ribbed, dark teal colored cloth with title lettering brightly in gilt to the spine. Snugly bound and neat. Trace rub to cloth at corners and just mild crimping at spine ends. A pair of superficial gaps between signatures mid-book. Solid and bright, unmarked copy. VG or better 
Price: 12.50 USD
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42 Benson, E. F. Spook Stories
Leipzig Bernhard Tauchnitz 1930 early printing Wraps Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 288 pages; Small format paperback in printed wraps. Very early edition from the highly regarded publishing house of Bernhard Tauchnitz. Square and sound with light to moderate age fox spotting to cream colored paper cover and much less so to page block edges. Tiny sticker scar front cover. A well preserved and very early copy. VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
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43 Benson, E. F. & Reginald Birch (Illust) Old London [In 4 Volumes]: Portrait of an English Gentleman (Georgian) ; Janet (Victorian) ; Friend of the Rich (Mid-Victorian) ; the Unwanted (Edwardian)
New York D. Appleton-Century Co. 1937 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Georgian; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 4 volumes, boxed. 1st edition, 1st printings. All 4 volumes snugly bound and very neat, feeling generally unread. Original pictorial dust jackets are crisp edged with bright panels but with some just mild sunning/toning to the spines. A bit of shallow superficial nicking to jackets at spine ends. In original pictorial slipcase which is sound but a little toned and with some rubbing and wear at joints. Pictorial jacket and box designs along with pictorial endpages from illustrations by Reginald Birch. Books NF to Fine in VG+ dust jackets and VG- slipcase. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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44 Benson, Stella Man Who Missed The Bus; Woburn Book # 6
London Elkin Mathews & Marrot 1928 First Edition; Limited edtion Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 32 pages; Signed limited edition, hand numbered 313 of 500 copies on the signed limitation page. Solid neat copy in pictorial paper covered boards and matching pictorial dust jacket. Shelf bumped at tail of spine with a small nick/chip to the paper over boards and a superficial abrasion at the lower front corner of the cover board. Dust jacket lightly toned and slightly shelf soiled to surfaces with a few tiny nicks and chips at edges. VG+/VG; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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45 Beresford, G. C. & General Dunsterville (Intro) Schooldays With Kipling
New York G. P. Putnams 1936 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 270 pages; Snugly bound and very neat in original pictorial dust jacket. Jacket with just a few mild nicks and closed edge tears. NF/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
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46 Beresford, J. D The Faithful Lovers,
New York Lee Furman 1936 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 351 pages; 1936 Lee Furman, New York. HC 1st US edition. Square snug and clean. Faint prior ownership stamp to front endpage. Text unmarked. Cloth boards clean and gilt titles to spine just a little dulled. Lacks dust jacket, else about VG. Uncommon 
Price: 34.00 USD
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47 Berle, Lina Wright George Eliot and Thomas Hardy; a Contrast
New York Bookfinger 1969 Reissue Hardcover Good 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 176 pages; A facsimile reissue of the 1917 edition. Sound ex-library copy in blue cloth with title lettering in gilt to spine. Library labels and stamps. Cloth lightly frayed at spine ends. Some several pages with mild annotations. Decent reading/reference copy. Good only 
Price: 10.00 USD
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48 Bernal, Olga Alain Robbe-Grillet; Le Roman De L'Absence; Essai
Paris Gallimard 1964 Wraps Near Fine 
Le Chemin, French Edition; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 257 pages; 1964 Gallimard. In original printed wraps. Solid clean copy; no marks. Appears unread and about as new. NF 
Price: 29.00 USD
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49 BERNSTEIN, Steven J. HERMIONE
Seattle, WA Patio Table, 1982 0939306042 / 9780939306046 Paperback Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 87 pages; 1982 Patio Table Press trade sized paperback in glossy illstd covers. Square sound copy; no marks. Covers a bit rubbed at edges. Spot of rub abd superficial fray to cover at base of spine. Mended with archivqal paper tape. VG- 
Price: 30.00 USD
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50 Bialosky, Jill The Prize [Uncorrected Proof]
New York Counterpoint 2015 1619025701 / 9781619025707 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 314 pages; [Uncorrected Proof]. Large trade size paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Bright, snug and neat with just superficial shelf evidence to cover edges. Feels and appears unread. VG++ to NF 
Price: 12.50 USD
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51 Birch, Cyril (Trans. ) Stories from a Ming Collection ; Translations of Chinese Short Stories Published in the Seventeenth Century
Bloomington Indiana University Press 1959 Hardcover Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 205 pages; HC in original cloth. Soundly bound and clean. Prior owner name and address penned neatly to front pastedown. Text clean and unmarked. Lacking dust wrapper but otherwise VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
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52 Birk, Newman Peter and Genevieve B. Birk Teacher's Guide for the Odyssey Reader; Ideas and Style : a Guide and Answer Booklet
New York Odyssey Press 1968 Paperback Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 195 pages; Paperback in pictorial paper covers. Snug, solid and neat. Spine ends lightly rubbed. Slight discoloration to bottom of rear cover. VG+ 
Price: 8.50 USD
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53 Bishop, Elizabeth & Robert Lowell & Thomas Travisano & Saskia Hamilton Words in Air; The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008 0374185433 / 9780374185435 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 928 pages; Snugly bound and very neat in crisp edged and bright dust jacket. Jacket front flap recreased from use as a bookmark. Tiny nick to the jacket and binding material at the base of the spine. Handsome clean copy. VG+/VG+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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54 Bjorkman, Edwin Gates of life
New York Knopf 1923 0403008689 / 9780403008681 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 384 pages; 1923 Knopf HC 1st edition. Original slate black cloth with titling and borders in orange, red and blue. Lacking dust jacket but a square sound and clean copy with some moderate/light rub at extremities and light dulling to details. Sound and neat; G+ to VG- 
Price: 8.00 USD
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55 Black, William Judith Shakespeare; Her Love Affairs and Other Adventures
New York Harper & Brothers 1884 Hardcover Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 391 pages; HC in forest green cloth with titles in gilt to spine. Sound, clean copy; no marks. Expected light general toning to the page stock. General, light shelf rub to the board edges/extremeties. With B&W illustrations. G++ 
Price: 10.00 USD
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56 Blaker, Richard Scabby Dichson
New York Doubleday, Doran & Company 1928 First Edition Hard cover Very Good 
1928 Doubleday Doran HC 1st edition. Square sound and clean. No marks. original black cloth with pictorial paper title label to cover and title label to spine. Spine label sunned and faded. Solid clean copu with sunned spine. Lacks dj, else near VG; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 384 pages; Square sound and clean. No marks. Original black cloth with pictorial paper title label to cover and title label to spine. Spine label sunned and faded. Solid clean copu with sunned spine. Lacks DJ, else near VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
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57 Blankfort, Michael I Met a Man
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill Co. 1937 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 277 pages; HC/DJ. 1st edition. Publisher's red cloth with bright gilt title lettering to front and spine. Original pictorial dust jacket has just mild rubbing and nicking to edges. Very slightly cocked in the spine. Trace soiling to front edge of page block; text unmarked. Snug and sound; a handsome copy of this uncommon WWI spy cum mystery novel. NF-/VG+ 
Price: 65.00 USD
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58 Bloch, Robert Once around the Bloch; An Unauthorized Autobiography
New York Tor Books 1993 0312853734 / 9780312853730 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 416 pages; Tightly bound and very neat in original illustrated dust jacket with publisher's $22.95 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Just mild shelf evidence to jacket at edges and a tiny nick to the lower front corners of the flap folds. Feels unread. Illustrated with b&w photographs. NF/VG+ 
Price: 29.50 USD
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59 Boccaccio, Giovanni and John Payne The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio : [2 Volumes, Complete]: As First Completely Done Into English Prose and Verse by John Payne: Certaldo Edition
Philadelphia J. P. Horn & Co 1928 First Edition Thus; Limited edtion Hardcover 2 volumes in slipcase Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Teyssonnieres after Jacques Wagrez 
Intaglio lithographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1087 pages; J. P. Horn & Co. Two volume set in original dust jackets and slipcase. Limited edition of 1550 sets, not numbered. Well preserved set; bright snug and neat. Top edges gilt; pther edges untrimmed. In original blue paper dust jackets with decorative orange borders and titles replicating the designs to the cloth bindings. Illustrated with tissue guarded, intaglio lithograph plates by Teyssonnieres after Jacques Wagrez. Light/moderate sunfading to jackets at spines. Original slipcase has paper title label to the closed box end' mild nicks and chip to paper over box at open edges and a partial split along the lower closed edge of one side. Books are nearly Fine and dust jackets VG or better. In a worn but presentable slipcase. Handsome edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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60 Boccaccio, John The Novels And Tales Of The Renowned John Boccacio [decameron] The First Refiner of Italian Prose: Containing a Hundred Curious Novels, by Seven Honourable Ladies, and Three Noble Gentlemen, Framed in Ten Days
London Awnsham Churchill 1684 Fifth Edition Leather Fair 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 483 pages; 1684 Awnsham Churchill, London. "5th edition" [London]. 4to. In near contemporary leather spine with later probably 19th century repairs. 1/2 leather over drab paper covered boards. Leather splitting over joints but cords holding. First 4 leaves, including engraved frontis and title page are only tenuously attached. Title and dedication page damaged with a uniform swath of the top 3 inches of the two leaves torn away - presumably to remove ownership inscriptions. (16) 483 pp. Boards heavily rubbed at edges with rough abrasion and surface loss along the top edge of the lower board. Leather at spine darkened with some crazing and loss of gilt detail in the ruling and title tooling. Damage to title and dedication leaves but otherwise textually complete. Expected light general toning and occasional spotting to text. Mounted to rear pastedown is the engraved bookplate of the Folthrop Royal Brighton Library (circa 1830's). Margins thin but without any encumbrance on the text or readability. Wing B3378. Fair to Good only. With all faults. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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