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41 Beerbohm, Max Lytton Strachey. The Rede Lecture of 1943 Delivered at Cambridge University
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1943 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943. Beerbohm's lecture at Cambridge paying homage to the prominent literary critic; a lovely small book. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Light mauve paper-covered binding with paper labels on the front cover and spine; red lettering. Clean text; 37 pages. (Quercus notes that for a wartime book, the paper stock is of very high quality; but then, only 37 pages, so it did not diminish the war effort.) The dustjacket is unclipped. The spine has darkened and has a small chip; extremely light edge-wear. In a protective plastic cover. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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42 Bell, Quentin Bloomsbury Revisited
New York Columbia University Press 1995 0231105649 / 9780231105644 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Fine 
New York: Columbia University Press, 1995. Fascinating and witty memoir of the endlessly fascinating Bloomsbury Group by the biographer of Virginia Woolf. A Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Light red boards with dark gray spine and white lettering. Some evidence of sticker removal on FFEP, else Fine in unclipped DJ. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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43 Belloc, Hilaire Belinda. A Tale of Affection in Youth and Age
New York & London Harper & Bros 1929 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Joe Pye Signed
New York & London: Harper & Bros, 1929. The Anglo-French writer, politician, and outdoorsman Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) was a popular and prolific author; his reputation suffers as a consequence of his anti-Semitism. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition, which is SIGNED by the author on the half-title. Considering Belloc's prodigious output, this title is surprisingly scarce. Tan and olive patterned paper-boards with a green cloth spine (now faded to a uniform gray); gilt lettering remains strong. Clean text; 188 pages. Tipped-in illustrations by Joe Pye. Corners are bumped. A solid copy; in an archival plastic protector.. Signed by Author. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Joe Pye. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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44 Benet, Stephen Vincent John Brown's Body
Garden City Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc. 1928 First Trade Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1928. Benet's epic poem of the American Civil War won the Pulitzer Prize for 1929. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated); actually, the First Trade Edition, as there had been a preceding limited edition. Black cloth binding, with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 377 pages. Very bright and fresh. The dustjacket has been clipped; there are a few small chips to the head of the spine and rear panel. In an archival plastic protector.. First Trade. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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45 Berger, Thomas Little Big Man
New York The Dial Press 1964 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: The Dial Press, 1964. This is a Fine copy of the Book Club edition of Berger's great picaresque novel of the American West. Black cloth binding with red lettering on the spine. Clean text; 422 pages; the endpapers are maps of "Jack Crabb's Frontier." The dustjacket has a faded spine and a bit of edgewear; in an archival plastic protector.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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46 Blevins, Win Stone Song. A Novel of the Life of Crazy Horse
New York Forge/Tom Doherty 1995 0312855672 / 9780312855673 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Forge/Tom Doherty, 1995. A great historical read about one of the great heroes of American history - "A mighty novel, filled with the adventurous truths of one great man who conquered deception." This is a Fine copy of the First Edition (stated) in an unclipped dustjacket. In a protective plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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47 Boll, Heinrich The Mad Dog Stories
New York St. Martin's 1997 0312167571 / 9780312167578 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: St. Martin's, 1997. "Newly discovered" stories by the Nobel Prize winner. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Small octavo; 164 pages. Black paper-covered boards with a red spine; gilt lettering. The dustjacket is unclipped. Fine, in a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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48 Booth, Martin Hiroshima Joe
Boston & New York Atlantic Monthly 1985 0871130726 / 9780871130723 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
Boston & New York: Atlantic Monthly, 1985. Booth's anti-hero and anti-war novel is brilliant. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated). Ochre paper-covered boards with a black cloth spine, gilt lettering. Clean and fresh text; 441 pages. The dustjacket is unclipped, and has light soiling and a small tear on the rear panel. Quercus notes that the ISBN on the dustjacket (0-87113-056-4) does not match that of the book itself. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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49 Bouille, Pierre The Bridge on the River Kwai
New York Vanguard 1954 Later Printing. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Vanguard, 1954. Boulle's fine novel of British soldiers in a Japanese prison camp became an even greater movie, with Sir Alec Guiness in one of his best roles. Boulle also wrote the novel "Planet of the Apes," as well as being a French Partison war hero. This is a Fine copy of a Later Printing (Eighth) of the First American Edition. Green cloth binding with black and silver lettering on the spine. Bright, clean, and fresh text; 224 pages. The dustjacket is clipped; light soiling and a bit of edgewear, but very bright and better than it sounds. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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50 Bouille, Pierre The Bridge Over the River Kwai
New York Vanguard 1954 Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Vanguard, 1954. Boulle's famous novel became a great motion picture (as did his "Planet of the Apes").This is a Fine copy of the Book Club Edition, somewhat smaller than the Trade. Green paper-covered boards with a brown cloth spine; black, red, and green lettering. Actually, quite an attractive book and much better quality than today's book club editions. The dustjacket is bright and clean; it has been clipped, else Fine. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Book Club (BCE/BOMC).. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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51 Boulle, Pierre A Noble Profession
New York Vanguard 1960 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Vanguard, 1960. A spy novel with philosophical implications by the famed author of "The Bridge on the River Kwai" and "Planet of the Apes." Translated from the original French by Xan Fielding. A very nice copy of the First American Edition. Black boards, red cloth spine with silver lettering. Bright and fresh text. The striking DJ (design by Bill English) is unclipped; shows some minor wear at the margins, light soil on rear panel, two small closed tears, is beginning to tan inside. Still presents very well. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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52 Boulle, Pierre Ears of the Jungle
New York Vanguard 1972 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Vanguard, 1972. A return to SE Asia by the celebrated French author of "Planet of the Apes" and "Bridge on the River Kwai." Near Fine copy is lightly bumped: unclipped DJ shows minor edgewear, a few tiny closed tears In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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53 Boulle, Pierre S.O.P.H.I.A.
New York The Vanguard Press, Inc. 1959 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: The Vanguard Press, Inc., 1959. Pierre Boulle had a spectacular and heroic part as a member of the Free French during World War II; this was duplicated in his postwar literary career. This novel of colonial life in Maylasia followed his masterpiece "The Bridge on the River Kwai." This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Green paper-covered boards with a re-orange cloth spine; titling on the spine in white and black. Clean text; 320 pages. There is a small inked "D" on the FFEP; else a Fine copy. The dusjacket is Very Good (Plus), with a lightly-faded spine, some tiny chips and minor rubbing. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Half-Leather. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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54 Boulle, Pierre The Executioner
New York Vanguard 1961 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Vanguard, 1961. Intriguing Chinese folk-tale by the author of "The Bridge Over the River Kwai." A Near Fine copy of the First American Edition. Orange boards; white cloth spine with re and black lettering. The unclipped DJ is also Near Fine; a bit of wear at the edges, a tiny chip and 3 small closed tears. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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55 Boulle, Pierre The Photographer
New York Vanguard 1968 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Vanguard, 1968. Suspenseful novel dealing with the psychology of the fanatic. By the author of "Planet of the Apes" and "Bridge Over the River Kwai." A Fine copy of the First Edition. Orange cloth binding with black and white lettering. The striking jacket design is by Robert Kimura. DJ has been clipped; small closed tear on the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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56 Boyd, Greg The Double (Doppelangelganger). An Annotated Novel
Chantilly, VA Leaping Dog Press 2002 1587750066 / 9781587750069 Limited/Numbered. Hardcover Fine Fine Greg Boyd Signed
Chantilly, VA: Leaping Dog Press, 2002. Author is an artist and poet who also ran Asylum Arts small fine press. Limited Edition, SIGNED by Boyd. Fine in Fine DJ. Plastic protector Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. Limited/Numbered.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Greg Boyd. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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57 Boyington, Gregory "Pappy" Tonya
Indianapolis & New York Bobbs-Merrill 1960 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
Indianapolis & New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1960. Colonol "Pappy" Boyington, USMC flying ace, flew with the Flying Tigers and led the "Black Sheep" in the South Pacific. Winner of the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. This was his second book, a sexy novel set in Burma. A Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Dark/light blue cloth binding with red lettering. A bit of light wear, dusty top edge. Crisp and fresh textblock. The spectacular DJ features the beautiful Tonya herself - red hair, green eyes, an airman's dream! Some wrinkling and a 3/4" chip at the top front panel that detracts very little. Price is intact. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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58 Boyle, Robert Metaphor in Hopkins
Chapel Hill University of North Carolina Press 1961 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1961. Examination of the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins from the perspective of a Jesuit scholar. A Fine copy of the First Edition. Gray cloth binding with gilt lettering. Unclipped DJ has some rubbing on the front panel, light soil on rear. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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59 Brecht, Bertolt A Penny for the Poor
New York Hillman-Curl, Inc. 1938 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Hillman-Curl, Inc., 1938. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition of Brecht's novelization of "Threepenny Opera." Not a common title. Translation from the German by Desmond I. Vesey; with Verses translated byChristopher Isherwood. Red cloth binding with black titling and the design of the outstretched hand of a begger. Clean text; 396 pages; yellow topstain; the Front Free Endpaper has been torn out, Mildly bumped. The spine has faded to a tan colour, and there are faint stains and floodmarks. A solid copy, if no longer the beauty it should be. In an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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60 Brown, Carrie The Hatbox Baby
Chapel Hill Algonquin 2000 1565122992 / 9781565122994 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
Chapel Hill: Algonquin, 2000. Author's third novel, set at the 1933 World's Fair. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Red and tan paper boards with gilt lettering. Clean and fresh text. The dustjacket is unclipped, also Fine. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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