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Love in a Cloud, Bates, Arlo
41 Bates, Arlo Love in a Cloud
Boston Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1900 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Blue cloth with gilt letters and borders. Text block is very clean and readable. Bumping to spine head and foot. 291 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Road to Heaven: a romance of morals, Beer, Thomas
42 Beer, Thomas The Road to Heaven: a romance of morals
New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1928 Limited Edition Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Limited Edition, this being number 56 of 210 copies (of which only 200 were offered for sale). Signed by the author at Limitation page. Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs, and only light scuffing to covers. Padded blue covers with silver decoration and lettering stamped on front and spine. Slight sunning to spine. Rough-cut pages, deckled edges, some uncut. 266 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 21.00 USD
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43 Bercovici, Konrad Iliana, Stories of A Wandering Race
New York Boni and Liveright, 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 12mo 7" - 7 
Blue cloth boards have moderate general wear, and some of the gilt lettering is worn off. Spine is toned and not legible. Binding is tight. Text has no markings, but a few smudges with age-toning. Mild water damage to the bottom of the first 12 pages. A decent reading copy. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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The Old People, Beresford, J.D.
44 Beresford, J.D. The Old People
New York E.P. Dutton & Co., 1932 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 J.D. Beresford 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Purple cloth covers, with gilt lettering to covers and spine. Published in First Edition state by E.P. Dutton & Co., 1932, New York, 1932. Only minor shelf- and edge-wear, with rubbing to gilt lettering on spine. "Triumphantly embark[ing] on a literary trail Galsworthy has blazed for English novelists," gushes the publisher's blurb, the author "tells the story of a representative English family, which, after a long and honorable lineage, has grown too thin and for the sake of posterity accepts into its circle a daughter of the professional classes." In a brief introductory note, the author announces his intention for this book to be the first of a trilogy tracing the Hillington family from 1867 to 1932 -- and by golly if he didn't make good on his promise in right short order, with the publication of "The Middle Generation" (1933) and "The Young People." Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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45 Bernardin de Saint Pierre Paul and Virginia
Chicago Belford, Clarke & Company, 1885 Hard Cover Good No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Good, sturdy copy, one of the so-called Caxton Editions, with purple-brown boards and gilt-lettered title on spine, which is fully intact but needs to be handled with care, owing to its age. Paste-downs, hinges and pages are clean and clear; pages are faded of color, but are otherwise clear. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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One for My Baby: a novel, Bessie, Alvah
46 Bessie, Alvah One for My Baby: a novel
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1980 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed, dated, and inscribed to Milt Wolff, veteran of the Spanish Civil War, and his wife on the half-title page. First edition as stated, with full number line. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, not price-clipped. anywhere. 250 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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47 Bielschowsky, Albert; William A. Cooper, trans. The Life of Goethe, complete in three volumes
New York Haskell House Publishers, Ltd., 1969 Hard Near Fine No Dust Jacket Hard 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Very sturdy, attractive, complete, three-volume set, in salmon-colored cloth hardcover. Crisp, tight and square covers. Appear virtually unread. No dust jackets, as issued. Volume I covers the period 1749-1788, "From Birth to the Return From Italy," Volume II is titled "From the Congress of Vienna to the Poet's Death," and Volume III is titled "From the Italian Journey to the Wars of Liberation." Tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, paste-downs neat and tidy, and not ex-library; neither highlighting nor underlining. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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48 Bird, Carmel Woodpecker Point and Other Stories
New York New Directions, 1988 0811210723 / 9780811210720 First US Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Hardcover copy in fully intact dust jacket; dust jacket spine and top margins and page block edges are almost imperceptibly yellowed; very edges of binding are a little faded, but not price-clipped, and now protected in a Kapco sleeve. Spine and binding are tight, pages are clean and clear. 153 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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49 Blackburn, Alexander A Sunrise Brighter Still: the visionary novels of Frank Waters
Athens, Ohio Swallow Press, 1991 0804009473 / 9780804009478 Hardcover Very Good Very Good- Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, and only minimal wear to covers and tips. Nice-looking First Edition. Dust jacket fully intact, still bright and shiny, but with some shelf-wear and a few short, closed tears. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Letters of Mrs. James G. Blaine, Volume I, Volume II, Blaine, Mrs. James G.; Harriet S. Blaine Beale, ed.
50 Blaine, Mrs. James G.; Harriet S. Blaine Beale, ed. Letters of Mrs. James G. Blaine, Volume I, Volume II
New York Duffield and Company, 1908 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copies, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Complete in two volumes, published by Duffield and Company, New York, 1908. First Edition, bound in green cloth covers with rubbed gilt titles, top edges gilt. Rough-cut fore-edges and bottom-edges. 319 + 326 pp., and covers the letters to and from Mrs. James G. Blaine, from 1869-1889. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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51 Blais, Marie-Claire These Festive Nights
Ontario, Canada House of Ananci Press, 1997 0887846017 / 9780887846014 Softcover Very Good Softcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Structurally sound softcover copy, showing some but not much shelfwear, still tightly bound. Former sticker residue, slight soiling to rear cover. Inscribed to "Kay and Molly, this book is just out of print. You are the first persons I am giving the book to, Welcome to Quebec and Montreal. Your friend, Marie-Claire, October 6th, Montreal." 293 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 9.60 USD
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Metamorphosis, Blaylock, James P., Adriana Campoy, Brittany Cox, and Alex Haniford
52 Blaylock, James P., Adriana Campoy, Brittany Cox, and Alex Haniford Metamorphosis
Burton, Michigan Subterranean Press, 2009 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall Signed by Author
First Edition, Limited Edition, this being #267 of only 1,000 copies. Signed by all four authors at numbered limitation page. A collaborative short story collection written by James P. Blaylock and three students from Tim Powers, who provides the introduction and illustrations. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals. Lavender covers with purple lettering to spine. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. 63 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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53 Boos, Florence, ed., with Lynn Miller Bibliography of Women and Literature, Volume I
New York Holmes & Meier, 1989 First Edition Hard Cover Fine No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, bound in light burgundy-colored cloth with silver lettering stamped upon a black bordered title on cover. Discusses articles and books published between 1974 and 1978 that were about women from 600 A.D. to 1975. A clean, tight copy with no markings in the text and minimal wear to the boards. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 12.80 USD
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The Road to Wellville, Boyle, T. Coraghessan
54 Boyle, T. Coraghessan The Road to Wellville
New York Viking Penguin, 1993 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Replete with a "Dickensian cast of characters," Coraghessan offers a fictional account of 1907 Battle Creek, Michigan, at the height of the dietary frenzy started by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and his corn flakes. Signed by the author at half-title page. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Brown paper over boards with black leather wrap at spine. Light smudging to edges of textblock. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. 476 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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A Doctor of Philosophy, Brady, Cyrus Townsend
55 Brady, Cyrus Townsend A Doctor of Philosophy
New York Charles Scribner's Sons, 1903 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, a handsomely produced tome, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Burgundy cloth covers, bumping to spine head and foot, gilt lettering to spine still distinct, else clean, unmarked. Published in First Edition state by Charles Scribner's Sons, 1903. Top-stained in gilt. 302 pp., followed by publisher's ads. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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56 Brierley, David Shooting Star
New York Charles Scribner's Sons, 1983 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear. Moderate wear to dust jacket edges. "Not For Resale" has been stamped on page edges. A fine volume for personal reading. 288 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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Southernmost, and Other Stories, Brodsky, Michael
57 Brodsky, Michael Southernmost, and Other Stories
New York Four Walls, Eight Windows Press, 1996 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, gift-quality. Tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, paste-downs neat and tidy, and not ex-library; neither underlining nor highlighting. Dust jacket fully intact, still bright and shiny, not price-clipped, and now protected in a Kapco sleeve. 341 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Leaving Home, Brookner, Anita
58 Brookner, Anita Leaving Home
New York Viking, 2005 0670915688 / 9780670915682 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. 168 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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The Father, Brown, Katherine Holland
59 Brown, Katherine Holland The Father
New York The John Day Company, 1928 First Edition Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining, but with a few pencil markings. Forward cock to spine. Cloth-bound with gilt lettering. Moderate soiling of and rubbing to spine and covers. Previous owner's inscription, neatly rendered. 368 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Thirty-Nine Steps, and The Power House, Buchan, John
60 Buchan, John The Thirty-Nine Steps, and The Power House
London The Folio Society, 2005 Third Printing Hardcover As New Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Gift-quality condition, inside and out. Apparently unread, spine still crackles, published to the usual high standards of The Folio Society. Housed in a sturdy but simple slip-case, concave, boards being a lovely illustrated gray cloth with black-bordered gilt lettering to spine. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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