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61 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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62 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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63 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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64 Blotner, Joseph The Modern American Political Novel 1900 to 1960
Austin, TX University of Texas Press 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 424 pages; Inscribed by Blotner on the front flyleaf to Jere Real and dated 1975. Signed again, without inscription, to the half-title page. Square snug copy in dust jacket with mild sunning to spine panel, light edge rubbing and a few small chips. VG++/VG; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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65 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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66 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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67 Bodel, Jean & F. J. Warne; Alfred Ewert (Eds. ) Le jeu de Saint Nicolas
Oxford Blackwell 1963 Third Printing Wraps Very Good+ 
Blackwell's French Texts with English Notes; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 113 pages; 1963 Blackwell. In original printed wraps. Solid clean copy; no marks. Evidence only of casual perusal. Mild toning to spine panel. VG+ 
Price: 8.00 USD
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68 Boll, Heinrich Erzahlungen; 1950 - 1970
Koln Kiepenheuer & Witsch 1972 346200882X / 9783462008821 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
1972 Kiepenheuer & Witsch HC/DJ 1st ed (1-30 Tausend juli 1972) ERZAHLUNGEN 1950-1970. Beautiful copy in flawless dj. F/F; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 444 pages; 1st ed (1-30 Tausend juli 1972) Beautiful copy in crisp, bright dust jacket with a pair of mild stress creases to the front flap and a touch of shelf ruffling top edge. NF/NF 
Price: 12.50 USD
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69 Bolton, Clyde Water Oaks; A Novel of the 1950s
Atlanta Cromartie-Long 1980 0932520030 / 9780932520036 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 295 pages; HC/DJ. Tight, solid and neat in original pictorial dust jacket. Light shelf wear to jacket corners and spine ends; jacket edges slightly nicked and rubbed. Just a trace of dampstaining to lower corner of front jacket cover. Cloth corners and spine ends mildly rubbed. Penned recipe for fruitcake and signature by author covers front endpaper. Text clean and unmarked. VG+/VG; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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70 Boswell, James and J. Wilson Crocker (Ed. ) and John Wright (Ed. ) and E. Finden (Engravings) Life of Samuel Johnson (in Ten Volumes) ; Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides, Tour in Wales, Correspondence with Mrs. Thrale
London Henry G. Bohn 1859 Hardcover Very Good- 
Steel plate engravings; fold-out facsimile manuscr; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 10 volume set in smaller 16mo format HC bindings. Bound in original trade binding green cloth with decorative borders and rules in blind and titles still brightly in gilt to spines. Complet set; each volume with extra engraved title pahe and steel plate engraved frontis. Date in Vol I given as 1859 though dates vary in other volumes 1853-59. Presumably an 1859 set with some volumes uncorrected on title page dates. All volumes snugly bound. Vol I has several signatures starting. Cloth lightly fased at spines with shallow chipping and fray to cloth spine endsLight damp/spill evidence to cover board of Vol 9 and 10. Armorila bookplate of Robert Leake mounted to the front flyleaf of Vol I. Some pages unopened. Illustrated with over 40 steel engraved plates; a good number of fold-out facsimile manuscript leaves reproduced from Johnson's journals. Solid and still rather attractive. VG- 
Price: 125.00 USD
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71 Boswell, James; Marlies K. Danziger & Frank Brady (Eds. ) Boswell; the Great Biographer, 1789-1795
New York, NY Mcgraw-Hill 1989 0070153744 / 9780070153745 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell; Facsimile Paintings and engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 371 pages; 1989 McGraw Hill. HC/DJ. 1st edition and printing w/ complete 1-10 number line. Bright, snug and clean. No marks to text. Small remainder mark bottom edge. Dust jacket quite crisp and clean. NF/NF Uncommon in condition. 
Price: 49.50 USD
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72 Brand, Millen Some Love, Some Hunger
Berlin Seven Seas Books 1959 First Paperback Edition Paperback Very Good Signed by Author
12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 179 pages; Paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Externally bright and neat. Inscribed and signed by Brand to the title page. Expected light toning to page stock. A very small prior owner ink name stamp in the gutter of the dedication page. Solid clean signed copy of the 1st paperback edition. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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73 Bray, René Moliere, Homme De Theatre.
Paris Mercure De France 1963 Wraps Very Good 
French Edition; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 317 pages; 1963 Mercure De France. In original glossy pictorial wraps. Solid clean copy; no marks. Mild browser crease to spine. Prior owner bookplate removed inside rear cover with light glue residue. VG 
Price: 9.50 USD
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74 Brighouse, Harold Captain Shapely; A Comedy of London Town and the Oxford Road in the Days of Queen Anne
New York McBride 1924 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
1924 McBride HC blue cloth with titles and designs in gilt. Binding shaken; front free endpage removed. Mod fading to gilt on spine. Cloth a little pulled crown of spine. Sound copy but in a weak binding; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 281 pages; HC in blue cloth with titles and designs in gilt. Binding shaken; front free endpage removed. Moderate fading to gilt on spine. Cloth a little pulled crown of spine. Sound copy but in a weak binding. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
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75 Brisson, Pierre, Gerard Bauer Le Theatre Des Annees Folles
Geneva, Switzerland Editions Du Milieu Du Monde 1943 Wraps Very Good 
French Edition; Drawings, blanc and white photos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 223 pages; 1943 Editions Du Milieu Du Monde. In original printed wraps. Solid clean copy; no marks. Just mild shelf evidence to cover edges. Expected light to moderate toning of page and cover stock. Illustrated with photographs. VG 
Price: 19.00 USD
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76 Brodkey, Harold Stories in an Almost Classical Mode
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1988 0394506995 / 9780394506999 First Edition Hard cover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket Signed by Author
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 596 pages; Inscribed by Brodkey on the title page to well regarded poet and Jewish Literature scholar, Sanford Pinsker. Inscription dated 9/29/88. Book is square, tight and very neat. Dust jacket has a 4" long jagged but closed tear diagonally from the top edge of the front panel. 2 or 3 very short closed edge tears. Otherwise bright and neat, retaining the issue price on unclipped front flap. NF/VG-; Signed by Author 
Price: 29.00 USD
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77 Brodsky, Louis Daniel And Robert W. Hamblin Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection. Vol. 2, The Letters [Presentation Copy]
Jackson, MI University Press of Mississippi 1984 0878051899 / 9780878051892 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Signed presentation copy x2(1984) As new in as new dj. Inscribed by Brodsky to Georgia Review editor Stanley Lindberg, who has in turn inscribed it (1989) to poet and GR contributor, Sanford Pinsker.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 508 pages; [SIGNED presentation copy x2] 1984 University Press of Mississippi. HC/DJ 1st edition. Inscribed by Brodsky (1984) to Georgia Review editor Stanley Lindberg, who has in turn inscribed it (1989) to poet and GR contributor, Sanford Pinsker. Snugly bound and very neat in crisp edged pictorial dust jacket with a whisper of sunning to spine panel. NF/VG++; Signed by Editor 
Price: 49.00 USD
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78 Bronte, Charlotte Villette (Haworth Edition) : [Original Dust Jacket Only]
New York Harper & Brothers 1899 Dust jacket Very Good 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; This listing is for the original dust jacket ONLY. Light green paper with title design and publisher ads and blurbs to other panels lettered in dark green. A nice clean copy of the jacket which was for some reason removed from the book and preserved. Mild toning only; a small nick to the bottom edge of the rear panel. VG or better 
Price: 50.00 USD
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79 Bronte, Charlotte and May Sinclair (Intro) The Professor; Everyman's Library [Turnbull and Spears, 1909]
London & New York J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton 1909 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 
12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 292 pages; Everyman's Library. 1st Everyman imprint of this title with no indication of subsequent printings. Printer's notice for Turnbull and Spears at rear. 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 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 117.0] VG- to VG 
Price: 90.00 USD
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80 Bronte, Charlotte and May Sinclair (Intro) Villette; Everyman's Library [1909]
London & New York J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton 1909 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 
12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 645 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. Mild crimping and light 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 120 .0 (though his record of pagination is incorrect) ] VG- to VG 
Price: 85.00 USD
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