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THE QUARE FELLOW: A Comedy Drama. Brendan Behan. THE QUARE FELLOW: A Comedy Drama.
London: Methuen & Co, (1956). First edition of his first book. A play set in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, where "The Quare Fellow," who is never seen or heard, is condemned to die the following day for an unnamed crime. Fine in very good or better, price-clipped dust jacket rubbed at spine ends and folds.

[Book #54368]       Price: $150.00
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THE COLD WIND AND THE WARM A Play. S. N. Behrman. THE COLD WIND AND THE WARM A Play.
New York: Random House, (1959). First edition. Illustrated with photographs of the stage production which included Eli Walach, Maureen Stapleton and Suzanne Pleshette, among others. Fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with tiny chips at corners and spine ends.

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DUNNIGAN'S DAUGHTER. S. N. Behrman. DUNNIGAN'S DAUGHTER.
New York: Random House, (1946). First edition. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with light soiling (heavier on spine) and minor wear to spine ends and tips. The play was staged by Elia Kazan and starred Richard Widmark.

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NO TIME FOR COMEDY. S. N. Behrman. NO TIME FOR COMEDY.
New York: Random House, (1939). First edition. Faint, unavoidable offset to endpapers, otherwise fine in slightly soiled dust jacket with nicked tips and a touch of minor rubbing. An attractive copy of this play which starred Katherine Cornell and Laurence Olivier.

[Book #32534]       Price: $100.00
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JUST PUGGY. Aldarilla S. Beistle. JUST PUGGY.
Beistle, Mary Alice. Philadelphia: David McKay Company, (1939). First edition. Paper covering on boards rubbed in several small spots on edges and small "Property of ---" stamp on front free endpaper, otherwise near fine in dust jacket with tanned spine, a few small closed edge tears and a tiny hole in rear spine fold. A bright copy with black silhouette illustrations by Mary Alice Beistle.

[Book #34887]       Price: $75.00
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THE FIVE-FOLD MESH. Ben Belitt. THE FIVE-FOLD MESH.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938. First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page to Eda Lou Walton, "For Eda Lou, with my inexpressible gratitude for the best pieces in the book and the death of the Ice-Age. Affectionately, Ben." The printed dedication to the last section of the book, "IV: Many Cradles: Personal Legend," is "For E. L. W." -- presumably Walton. New York Times book review slip laid in with Walton's name penciled on the back, and Walton's signature is on the front endpaper. Paperclip impression to top of review slip and first few pages, with a touch of rust offset to front pastedown. Altogether very good or better with unavoidable offset from the binding glue to the hinges. Walton, then a New York University professor and poet herself, was mistress and muse to Henry Roth, author of CALL IT SLEEP, and that book's dedicatee.

[Book #45577]       Price: $125.00
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MR. POTATOHEAD IN LOVE. Madison Smartt Bell, , Jean de la Fontaine. MR. POTATOHEAD IN LOVE.
No Place: Blue from the Death Edition, 1994. First edition. Number 3 of only 39 copies SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND ARTIST. Bell's short story about buskers in New York City illustrated with five woodcuts by de la Fontaine. Chinese-style cloth scroll, 18 x 32 inches, with text and illustrations in five panels followed by a colophon. Attached at ends to two wooden dowels and rolled and housed in wooden box with title burned into its sliding top. Scarce.

[Book #53353]       Price: $500.00
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THE WASHINGTON SQUARE ENSEMBLE. Madison Smartt Bell. THE WASHINGTON SQUARE ENSEMBLE.
New York: Viking Press, 1983. First edition. His first novel. SIGNED by Bell on the title page. Near fine in dust jacket with barest shelf wear to edges.

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APG 126.2 (2004). Saul Bellow. APG 126.2 (2004) Author Price Guide. (Dickerson: Quill & Brush, 2004). Includes a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a list of the author's first editions (American and British) current to the date of publication of the guide, with entries for limited and trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; and estimated values with and without the dustwrapper (if applicable). Issued as a PDF file. Click HERE for a complete list of our individual Author Price Guides or for information about ordering the complete set on CD.
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THE VICTIM. Saul Bellow. THE VICTIM.
New York: Vanguard Press, (1947). First edition. Faint, unavoidable offset to pastedowns (from binding) and minor edge rubbing, otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket with slightly faded spine, white spine lettering tanned, a few chips, a few closed tears (with tape repair on verso) and some shallow damp staining to flap folds. Still, an attractive copy.

[Book #37589]       Price: $400.00
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THE VICTIM. Saul Bellow. THE VICTIM.
New York: Vanguard Press, (1947). First edition. Good or better with light offset on endpapers and corners and spine ends showing wear and fraying. Tight, and internally very good. Lacking dust jacket.

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OF ALL THINGS. Robert C. Benchley. OF ALL THINGS.
New York: Henry Holt and Co. 1921. First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. INSCRIBED, DATED AND SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. "For Billie Allen / in memory of many / happy hours on the / shore of Lake Como / Robert C. Benchley / Dec 20, 1921." Light soiling and cloth edges slightly rubbed, otherwise near fine. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #40334]       Price: $500.00
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OF ALL THINGS. Robert C. Benchley. OF ALL THINGS.
London: The Bodley Head, 1922. First UK edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Includes an introduction by Stephen Leacock not in the American edition. Red paper remnant of small item previously tipped to rear inner hinge, slight edgewear and minor rubbing, otherwise very good. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #40884]       Price: $100.00
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NO POEMS Or Around the World Backwards and Sideways. Robert Benchley. NO POEMS Or Around the World Backwards and Sideways.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1932. First edition. Review copy with stamped on front cover of dust jacket, "RELEASE DATE FOR REVIEW NOV 16 1932." Very good with foxing on top page edges, soiling on cover and light offset on endpapers. In a soiled dust jacket with spine tanned and minor edge wear.

[Book #39886]       Price: $160.00
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SAFE CONDUCT. Elizabeth Benedict. SAFE CONDUCT.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1993). First edition. INSCRIBED on title page "To Doris [Grumbach] - | With admiration & affection, | Liz [printed "Elizabeth" crossed out] | April 2, 1993 | NYC". Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #30774]       Price: $60.00
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WESTERN STAR. Stephen Vincent Benet. WESTERN STAR.
New York , Toronto: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. (1943). First edition. Fine in near fine, price-clipped, aged dust jacket, a little darkened on spine and with a small closed tear and very slight edgewear, and old tape reinforcements on verso in a few places.

[Book #41497]       Price: $60.00
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ARNOLD BENNETT. Mrs. Arnold Bennett. ARNOLD BENNETT.
London: A. M. Philpot, Ltd. 1925. First edition. Frontis portrait of Bennett. Page top edges gilt. Illustrated with a few photographs. Very good in the scarce dust jacket, with spine sunned, marginal chipping, and splits at folds mended on verso with archival tape.

[Book #46536]       Price: $100.00
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REMARKS UPON A LATE DISCOURSE OF FREE-THINKING IN A LETTER TO F. H. D. D.: (First and Second Parts). Richard Bentley, As Phileleutherus Lipsiensis. REMARKS UPON A LATE DISCOURSE OF FREE-THINKING IN A LETTER TO F. H. D. D.: (First and Second Parts).
London: John Morphew and E. Curl, 1713. First edition of the second part bound together with the third edition of the first part. Bentley was an English classical scholar, critic, theologian and Master of Trinity College. He is credited with creating the English school of Hellenism, is ranked with the great heroes of classical learning and called the "founder of historical philology." His REMARKS UPON... is one of the best-known responses to the English philosopher and deist Anthony Collins's DISCOURSE OF FREE-THINKING. "Bentley destroyed any pretensions of Collins to thorough scholarship, exposed many gross blunders, and claimed Collins's principle of free inquiry as his own and that of all the orthodox believers" (Dictionary of National Biography). 86pp each of volumes one and two plus a single leaf of ads at rear (printed on recto only). 8vo., marbled endpapers, boards and page edges; black leather corners and spine, lettered and ruled in gilt with ornaments in four compartments. Tiny, penciled, scholarly notations in margins throughout; verso of marbled endpapers and opposing blanks spotted, otherwise quite fresh and clean. Binding edges worn and front board rubbed, otherwise very good.

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THE BREAK-UP OF CHINA. Lord Charles Beresford. THE BREAK-UP OF CHINA.
London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1899. First edition. Printed in England, so we assume the UK issue. Covers commerce, currency, waterways, armies, railways, politics and future prospects. A large, thick volume; 509 pages. With two large, colored fold-out maps and a fold-out graph comparing cotton imports in 1887 and 1897. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. A good copy with covers edgeworn, corners bumped, and subscription library label on front pastedown which has offset to endpaper.

[Book #54390]       Price: $100.00
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APG 093.3 (2004). Thomas Berger. APG 093.3 (2004) Author Price Guide. (Dickerson: Quill & Brush, 2004). Includes a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a list of the author's first editions (American and British) current to the date of publication of the guide, with entries for limited and trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; and estimated values with and without the dustwrapper (if applicable). Issued as a PDF file. Click HERE for a complete list of our individual Author Price Guides or for information about ordering the complete set on CD.
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LITTLE BIG MAN. Thomas Berger. LITTLE BIG MAN.
New York: Dial Press, 1964. First edition of his third and most famous work. Dial Prize winner, and the basis for the Dustin Hoffman movie of the same name. "UNCORRECTED GALLEYS"--sheets punched with two holes, printed on front only, string tied with cardboard covers marked as above. Small portion of front cover board torn off and it appears there once was a label on the front cover, as there is a glue stain. A rare item.

[Book #42328]       Price: $750.00
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THE BIG KISS-OFF OF 1944. Andrew Bergman. THE BIG KISS-OFF OF 1944.
New York: Holt, Rinehart, (1974). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Fine in dust jacket with red spine lightly faded.

[Book #28963]       Price: $50.00
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SOME NEGLECTED FACTORS IN EVOLUTION: An Essay in Constructive Biology. Henry M. Bernard. SOME NEGLECTED FACTORS IN EVOLUTION: An Essay in Constructive Biology.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1911. First edition. Profusely illustrated with line drawings. Light damp-stain to front, top corner, otherwise near fine.

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THE STICKS: A Profile of Essex County, New York. Burton Bernstein. THE STICKS: A Profile of Essex County, New York.
Marcia Erickson. New York: Dodd Mead & Co, 1972. First edition. Review copy with slip laid in. Fine in dust jacket with a creased tear on the bottom-right corner.

[Book #41180]       Price: $45.00
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HIS THOUGHT MADE POCKETS & THE PLANE BUCKT. John Berryman. HIS THOUGHT MADE POCKETS & THE PLANE BUCKT.
Pawlet: Claude Fredericks, 1958. First edition. One of 500 numbered copies in sewn paperwraps. Fine in original mailing envelope. Scarce.

[Book #35661]       Price: $200.00
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