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Poems on Various Subjects; with Some Essays in Prose, Letters to Correspondents, &c. And a Treatise on Health, Bowden, Samuel
201 Bowden, Samuel Poems on Various Subjects; with Some Essays in Prose, Letters to Correspondents, &c. And a Treatise on Health
Bath Leake and Frederick et al; Printed By T. Boddely for the Author 1754 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Bath: Leake and Frederick et al; Printed By T. Boddely for the Author, 1754. Collected poems, letters and essays by Samuel Bowden, M.D. of Frome, Somersetshire, locally known as The Poet of Frome. The volume dedicated to Charles Boyle, Lord Viscount Dungarvan, and contains a long list of subscribers. Bowden was also a contributor to Gentlemen's Magazine and friend of the poet Elizabeth Rowe. Late 19th or early 20th century binding in full burgundy calf with lettering and subtle decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, attached ribbon bookmark, xii, (11), 390 pages. Some external rubbing, mainly along the joints and spine, good hinges, firm text block, clean pages with a name at the head of the title page, no other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 865.00 USD
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Desert Brew.  Madison Square Books Series, Bowers, Gwendolyn
202 Bowers, Gwendolyn Desert Brew. Madison Square Books Series
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1925 Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1925. Western action story ca. 1925 with bootleg liquor a running theme. Blue-green cloth, 312 pages, illustrated dustjacket. The book has some light edgewear, good hinges, sound text block, age-toned but clean pages free from names or other markings, unevenly toned endpapers. The mylar protected dustjacket has some light edgewear and a few very tiny chips to the spine ends. Clean and sound copy with great dustjacket art. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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203 Bowers, Gwendolyn Desert Brew. Madison Square Books Series
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1925 Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1925. Western action story with bootleg liquor a running theme. Blue-green cloth, 312 pages, illustrated dustjacket. The book has some light edgewear, good hinges, sound text block, age-toned but clean pages free from names or other markings, front free endpaper with a half inch piece of tape on it with the date 1984. The mylar protected dustjacket has hardly any edgewear at all; only a mildly discernible slightly darkened white spine. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Journey for Jemima, Bowers, Gwendolyn
204 Bowers, Gwendolyn Journey for Jemima
New York Henry Z. Walck, Inc. 1960 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York: Henry Z. Walck, Inc., 1960. First edition. Romance and adventure novel set in New England and Quebec during the French and Indian Wars. A prophecy of personal tragedy, made by a witch, finds a young lover truly a stranger in a strange land longing for home. Bright caranation pink linen-like cloth with black spine lettering, 179 pages, color illustrated dustjacket. The book is in very good with rubbed spine ends and corners, sound text block, good hinges, some ink notations on front free endpaper, otherwise clean pages with no other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is corner clipped and is also in very good condition with mild shelf soil mostly apparent due to its light background, rubbed and marginally chipped spine ends and corners.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Literary Blasphemies, Boyd, Ernest
205 Boyd, Ernest Literary Blasphemies
New York Harper & Brothers 1927 First Edition Hardcover Fair No 
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1927. Quite worn first edition [1927] of this collection of literary criticism, including arguably indispensable commentary upon Shakespeare, Milton, Swift, Byron, Dickens, Poe, Whitman, James and Hardy. Light teal boards with three-quarter teal cloth covering, mounted print label spine lettering, 265 pages, plus publisher's advertisements. The book is in fair condition with uneven cover fading and sunning, rubbed corners and spine ends, sound text block, good hinges, clean pages with no names or other markings. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/No. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Lord Bacon's Life & Essays with Boyd's Notes.  English Prose Classics, Boyd, James R., Editor.
206 Boyd, James R., Editor. Lord Bacon's Life & Essays with Boyd's Notes. English Prose Classics
New York A.S. Barnes & Co. 1867 Hardcover Good No 
New York: A.S. Barnes & Co., 1867. Published 1867. English Prose Classics. Essays include Bacon's The True Greatness of Kingdoms, etc. Sienna brown cloth with blindstamp cover decoration and borders, gilt spine lettering, salmon endpapers, marbled edges, 426 pages. The book is in good condition with some edgewear including rubbed and lightly frayed corners and spine ends, darkened edges, slightly faded spine, personal library label affixed to front pastedown and a very mild moisture shadow carried across the utmost tops of most of the pages (not affecting the text), otherwise clean and pleasantly age-toned pages with no other markings. . Hard Cover. Good/No. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Souvenirs Du Jardin Detruit : Roman Inedit.  Boix Originaux De Maximilien Vox, Boylesve, Rene
207 Boylesve, Rene Souvenirs Du Jardin Detruit : Roman Inedit. Boix Originaux De Maximilien Vox
Paris Le Livre Moderne Illustre - J. Ferenczi et Fils Editeurs 1932 Paperback Fair 
Paris: Le Livre Moderne Illustre - J. Ferenczi et Fils Editeurs, 1932. In French. Published 1932. Illustrated with delightful woodcuts - or perhaps linoleum cuts. Tan softcover printed in black and vermilion, 144 pages. Covers worn with some tiny tears around the edges, general wear. Pages clean and free from names or other markings.. Soft Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Curiosities for the Ingenious: Selected from the Most Authentic Treasures of Nature, Science and Art, Biography, History and General Literature, Boys, Thomas
208 Boys, Thomas Curiosities for the Ingenious: Selected from the Most Authentic Treasures of Nature, Science and Art, Biography, History and General Literature
London Thomas Boys 1821 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
London: Thomas Boys, 1821. First edition, 1821. Covers a wide variety of topics, meant to amuse as much as educate. Illustrated with 12 plates on 11 pages (11 & 12 share one page), this copy lacks plate 7. Three quarter brown leather over marbled boards, black spine label, 192 pages. Covers rubbed with the joints split, covers held in place by old linen tape internally covering the hinges, text block otherwise sound but not tight, pages age-toned but clean with occasional foxing, gift notation from 1841 on front free endpaper, armorial bookplate of William Farran Esq. on front pastedown.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 24mo - 5" - 5" Tall. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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209 Braddon, M. E. Mohawks
New York Hurst & Co. 1885 Hardcover Good 
New York: Hurst & Co., 1885. Undated, ca. 1885. Arlington Edition. Attractive copy in Victorian binding, deep teal blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and in black. Extremities lightly rubbed, some transparent spots to the lower edge of the front cover, good hinges, firm text block, age-toned but clean pages with no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Story of a Summer; or, What Do Ye More Than Others?, Bradley, Mary E.
210 Bradley, Mary E. The Story of a Summer; or, What Do Ye More Than Others?
Boston D. Lothrop & Co. 1873 Hardcover Good 
Boston: D. Lothrop & Co., 1873. Victorian fiction, published 1873, illustrated with engravings. Attractive binding in light olive cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and brown, 121 pages plus publisher's ads. Some edgewear and light soil to the covers, good hinges, sound text block, pages age-toned with some darkened areas from old pressed flowers, brief inscription in pencil on the front free endpaper, no other markings.. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 26.00 USD
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Valley Vultures, Brand, Max
211 Brand, Max Valley Vultures
Cleveland The World Publishing Co. 1944 Hardcover Good Good 
Cleveland: The World Publishing Co., 1944. First Tower Books edition [1944], first printed by Dodd, Mead in 1931. Dark blue boards printed in red, 310 pages, illustrated dustjacket. Some light shelfwear, good hinges, sound text block, age-toned but clean pages free from names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and has some fading and some edge chips and tears, little paper loss.. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Wild Women in the Whirlwind: Afra-American Culture and the Contemporary Literary Renaissance, Braxton, Joanne M. and Andree Nicola McLaughlin, Editors. Foreword by Audre Lorde.
212 Braxton, Joanne M. and Andree Nicola McLaughlin, Editors. Foreword by Audre Lorde. Wild Women in the Whirlwind: Afra-American Culture and the Contemporary Literary Renaissance
London and New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA Serpent's Tail and Rutger's University Press 1990 1852421800 / 9781852421809 Paperback Fine 
London and New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA: Serpent's Tail and Rutger's University Press , 1990. Published 1990. Twenty contributors discuss black women writers' influence upon modern literature. Bluegreen softcover, with white and gold lettering and cover illustration, 441 pages. The book is in fine condition, looks and feels new, with sound text block, clean pages with no name or other markings. . Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Bloom County: Loose Tails, Breathed, Berke.  Introduction By Steve Dallas
213 Breathed, Berke. Introduction By Steve Dallas Bloom County: Loose Tails
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Little Brown & Co 1983 0316107107 / 9780316107105 First Edition Paperback Good Signed
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Little Brown & Co, 1983. Stated first edition, 1983, with personalized inscription signed by the author on the half-title. Lightly worn collection of comic strips. Oblong softcover, 148 pages. Covers a bit rubbed, mainly at the edges, some minor shelf soil to the white background, tiny and subtle coffee-colored stain at the far top inner edges of the first three leaves, pages otherwise clean with no other names or markings.. Inscribed by The Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. Oblong 8vo. First Edition. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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214 Brick, John Jubilee: A Novel About Sherman's Army
Garden City, New York Doubleday and Company, Inc. 1956 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1956. First edition, first printing. Sky blue linen-like cloth with scarlet spine lettering, scarlet tinted top edge, endpapers mapped and illustrated, 320 pages, color illustrated dustjacket. The book is in very good condition, with minimally rubbed corners, sound text block, good hinges, clean pages with no names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is not corner clipped and is also in very good condition with rubbed extreme spine ends, with some very tiny chips at the corners of its spine ends, little to no additional edgewear. . First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Enchanter's Nightshade, Bridge, Ann
215 Bridge, Ann Enchanter's Nightshade
Boston Little, Brown and Company 1937 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1937. First edition, first printing. Deep lilac cloth with silver gilt cover decoration and spine lettering, 459 pages, color illustrated dustjacket. The book is in very good condition with a lightly faded cover, Sound text block, good hinges, name on front pastedown, otherwise clean pages with no other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and is in very good condition with some edgewear, including chipped spine ends, one three-quarter-inch chip bottom right corner of front cover, minor additional wear. . First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Last Boat from Beyrouth, Brier, Royce
216 Brier, Royce Last Boat from Beyrouth
New York D. Appleton-Century Co. 1943 First Edition Hardcover Good Good 
New York: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1943. First edition. Historical fiction, the story of two people aboard a French army transport from Syria bound to Marseille the day before Mussolini declared war. Black cloth, color illustrated dustjacket. Light edge rubbing, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages free from names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and has some edgewear and age-toning, some chipping to the corners and spine ends, lettering at spine head partially affected.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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217 Briffault, Robert Europa in Limbo
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1937 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. Well-kept copy of the first edition [1937] in a slightly more worn dustjacket. Bright red cloth lettered and with a bold geometric motif in gilt and black, top edge tinted black, 476 pages, colorful Art Deco style dustjacket in blue, black and red. The book has light rubbing to the corners and spine ends, good hinges, sound text block, age-toned endpapers, old bookstore stamp at center of front free endpaper, pages otherwise clean and unmarked. The mylar protected dustjacket is priceclipped and has considerable edge rubbing, a lightly age-soiled spine, numerous very tiny edge chips and tears, but little paper loss.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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When a Feller Needs a Friend, Briggs.  Verses By Wilbur D. Nesbit
218 Briggs. Verses By Wilbur D. Nesbit When a Feller Needs a Friend
Chicago P. F. Volland & Co. 1914 First Edition Hardcover Fair No 
Chicago: P. F. Volland & Co., 1914. First edition [1949]. Series of full pages cartoons printed in black and white plus red, each accompanied by a brief verse in low culture vernacular. Pictorial hardcover with brown cloth spine, about eighty pages. Covers heavily rubbed, hinges internally cracked but secure, pages generally clean with a few fingerprints to outer margins, several closed tears or chips to the lower edge of the inner margin from perhaps turning the pages a little too quickly, printed areas not affected, no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/No. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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Let the Blackbird Sing : A Novel in Verse, Bristol, Helen O.  Foreword By Edgar A. Singer, Jr.
219 Bristol, Helen O. Foreword By Edgar A. Singer, Jr. Let the Blackbird Sing : A Novel in Verse
Middletown, Connecticut The Westchester Press 1952 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Signed
Middletown, Connecticut: The Westchester Press, 1952. First edition [1952]. The story of an immigrant family, told in verse, suggesting the evolution of the human spirit. Inscribed to a specific person by the author in 1960 and signed on the front free endpaper. Light blue cloth lettered in black, 271 pages, printed dustjacket. The book has some light edgewear, good hinges, sound text block, very clean pages free from other names or markings, some foxing to the endpapers. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and has some light soil and edgewear, very little paper loss.. Inscribed by The Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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East and West, or The Strolling Artist, Brodie, Emily
220 Brodie, Emily East and West, or The Strolling Artist
New York Robert Carter and Brothers 1886 Hardcover Very Good No 
New York: Robert Carter and Brothers, 1886. Undated, with notation dated 1886. A Victorian moral tale in a lovely Victorian binding, illustrated with engravings. Bright blue cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in black, 128 pages. Some rubbing to the corners and spine ends, good hinges, firm binding, clean pages. Sunday school attendance prize inscription on first blank, no other markings. A clean and attractive copy.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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