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My Main Mother.

By: Beckham, Barry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Walker and Company: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24767

Condition: Good+


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 View more info

Frosty the Snowman, Adapted from the Song of the Same Name. Little Golden Book #142

By: Bedford, Annie North & Connie Malvern (Illust. )

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1951

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 37594

Condition: Very Good


Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 28 pages; Little Golden Book #142. 1st edition, 1st "A" printing. Tightly bound in original glossy color illustrated boards with gold foil covered spines. Just light shelf rubbing evidence to board edges and superficial rubbing to foil at spine ends. VG++ View more info

The Jolly Barnyard, A Little Golden Book # 67

By: Bedford, Annie North & Tibor Gergely (Illust. )

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1950

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 32166

Condition: 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 View more info

The Blind Corral

By: Beer, Ralph

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 25176

ISBN: 0670809373

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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 View more info

The Road to Heaven

By: Beer, Thomas

Price: $49.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22295

Condition: 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 archiva... View more info

The Survivors

By: Behaine, Rene

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin & Co: 1938

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: bio000162

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 358 pages; HC/DJ. Original light brown cloth with titles stamped in maroon lettering to spine and cover. Original dust jacket is a little chipped at spine ends and rubbed flap folds with significant sun toning to spine panel. A tight clean copy in a worn dust jacket. NF/G++ View more info

The Suspended Drawing Room

By: Behrman, S. N.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Stein and Day: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39323

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 253 pages; 1st edition. Inscribed and signed by Behrman on the flyleaf, dated Oct 1965 NYC. Soundly bound in original 1/4 cloth backed spine and brown paper covered boards. Spine just slightly shelf cocked. Dust jacket toning at spine and panel edges with light shelf rubbing to edges and a few short closed tears. VG+/VG-; Signed by Author View more info

Madeline's Rescue

By: Bemelmans, Ludwig

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Scholastic Book Services: 1967

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 17173

Condition: Near Fine


Tj 1101; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 46 pages; 1st paperback printing of this Caldecott Award winning book. Bright, tight and very neat; no marks. Appears and feels unread. Expected light toning to the Scholastic page stock, but otherwise as new. NF View more info

Madeline's Rescue

By: Bemelmans, Ludwig

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, Derek Verschoyle: 1953

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 17996

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


4to 11" - 13" tall; 56 pages; Oversize, near folio, HC in original pictorial dust jacket. 1st British edition. Sound clean copy in publisher's red cloth with title lettering in black to spine and black outlined pictorial vignette to cover board. Full color illustrated dust jacket retains the publishers 12s. 6d price to the lower corner of the front flap. Cloth lightly shelf rubbed lower edges and boards just midly splayed at front edge. Some pages lightly thumbed to lower edge; a few have tiny closed nicks/tears in the lower margin. Pictorial lining sheets bright and sound. Dust jacke... View more info

The Beak of Death.

By: BENNET-THOMPSON, LILIAN & GEORGE HUBBARD

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Chelsea,: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: haz.al5063

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 242 pages; 1929 Chelsea House HC 1st edition. Original bright red cloth with gilt titles in decorative type to cover and spine. Spine titles a bit dulled. Binding snug but slightly off square in the binding. Bright clean contents; no marks. VG- View more info

The Children's Book of Heroes

By: Bennett, William J, Dr. & Hague, Michael (Illustrator)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1997

Edition: First edition. Illustrated; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: Alibris.0003758

ISBN: 0684834456

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 110 pages; 1st printing w/ complete 1-10 number line. Signed by Hague on the half-title page with a delicate ink drawing of a colonial style candle and holder. Tight bright and fresh with just trivial storage/handling evidence to DJ edges. F/F-Signed with drawing. ; Signed by Illustrator View more info

Old London [In 4 Volumes]: Portrait of an English Gentleman (Georgian) ; Janet (Victorian) ; Friend of the Rich (Mid-Victorian) ; the Unwanted (Edwardian)

By: Benson, E. F. & Reginald Birch (Illust)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton-Century Co.: 1937

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 34167

Condition: 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. ..... View more info

Man Who Missed The Bus; Woburn Book # 6

By: Benson, Stella

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Elkin Mathews & Marrot: 1928

Edition: First Edition; Limited edtion

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 27329

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


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 View more info

Man Against Cancer: the Story of Cancer Research

By: Berenblum, Isaac, Dr

Price: $145.00

Publisher: Baltimore MD, Johns Hopkins University Press: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Alibris.0003688

ISBN: 0801800684

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 182 pages; Johns Hopkins U Press HC/DJ 1st edition. Splendid copy. Tight bright and fresh; appears unread. No marks. Dust jacket bright and clean with just a touch of superficial rub at tips and to surface of front panel. F/VG++ Scarce, especially in condition. View more info

Andy Catlett, Early Travels

By: Berry, Wendell

Price: $49.50

Publisher: Emeryville, CA, Shoemaker & Hoard: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 33205

ISBN: 1593761368

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages; Signed by Berry on the title page. Gift card signed by the Marketing Manager for Avalon/Shoemaker dated 2006 is laid in at front. Tight, fresh and unread copy. Trace shelf bump to lower front corners and a whisper of shelf evidence to jacket edges. Unread copy with superficial shelf evidence. NF/NF View more info

The Stars My Destination

By: Bester, Alfred & Richard Powers (Cover Art)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Signet: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 34171

Condition: Very Good+


Signet S1389; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 197 pages; S1389. 1st American edition in book form, after the serialization in Galaxy during 1956. Stated 1st printing. Remarkably bright and neat; feels and appears unread. Publisher flaw with shrinkage crease/wrinkle to spine. Powers illustrated covers are crisp edged and very neat. Publisher's red edge stain is uniformly bright to all edges. 1st US book form edition with text revised from the serialization. A seminal SF novel 1st edition, unread. About NF View more info

The Prize [Uncorrected Proof]

By: Bialosky, Jill

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Counterpoint: 2015

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 33101

ISBN: 1619025701

Condition: 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 View more info

The Laurels Are Cut Down

By: Binns, Archie

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Reynal & Hitchcock: 1937

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 24209

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 332 pages; Square snug copy in original heavy, cream colored linen boards. Titles and pictorial devices stamped in green and gilt to cover and spine. Original dust jacket rubbed at edges and flap folds with a few short closed edge tears and light soliling to the whites of the design. A little dusty top edge. VG/VG- View more info

Tale of Tulips, Tale of Onions [With 2 MLS Notes by Illustrator]

By: Birchman, David Francis & Jonathan Hunt

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Four Winds Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 32552

ISBN: 0027101126

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; [SIGNED] 1994 Four Winds Press. Oversize HC/DJ. 1st edition, 1st printing. Includes two signed, handwritten short letters from the author to the prior owner of the book. Tightly bound and fresh in crisp edged, immaculate dust jacket. Inscribed and signed on the pictorial half-title page by Jonathan Hunt with a small colored drawing added. Two short letters on Moon*Shine Studios letterhead of Jonathan & Lisa Hunt are laid in at front. One of the letters in Jonathan's hand and the other written by Lisa Hunt. Handsome fresh copy. F/F ... Oversize book may requir... View more info

The Care and Feeding of Sprites The Spiderwick Chronicles

By: Black, Holly & Tony DiTerlizzi

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 31636

ISBN: 1416927573

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Color Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 48 pages; 1st printing. Inscribed and signed by Holly Black on the title page. Tightly bound copy feels and appears unread. Large poster fold out dust jacket is lightly shelf rubbed to edges, largely due to the much thickened edges because of the multiple folds of the fold-out design. Handsome copy. F/NF; Signed by Author View more info