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These Same Men [*SIGNED*], Warman, Eric
101 Warman, Eric These Same Men [*SIGNED*]
London Ronald Whiting & Wheaton 1966 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj design) David Kaplan Signed by Author
[very slight wear to base of spine, faint soiling to top of text block; jacket slightly browned at spine, minor scuffing to rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "For Sally & Chris / Affectionately, / Eric / October 1966." Novel about a strange sort of romantic triangle, involving a British television personality, a "wealthy but unstable" young poet, and the latter's fiancee. When the TV guy (an acerbic panel member on a show called the "Television Brains Trust") gets to messing around with the fiancee, a practice known as Candaulism comes into play, described in the jacket blurb as "a sexual perversion surprisingly neglected by modern novelists." Say what now? Well, I had to look it up, so I figure you should too (that's why we have the Internet, kids) -- but I will give you a clue, cribbed shamelessly from Wikipedia: "The term is derived from ancient King Candaules who conceived a plot to show his unaware naked wife to his servant Gyges of Lydia." Oh, those wacky ancient Kings! Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Don't Look at the Camera, Watt, Harry
102 Watt, Harry Don't Look at the Camera
New York St. Martin's Press (c.1974) First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj 
[light foxing to top of text block, otherwise a very nice copy with no discernible wear; jacket just a teensy bit rubbed, hardly noticeable under new jacket protector]. Memoir by the pioneering British documentary filmmaker, who began his career working for Robert Flaherty on MAN OF ARAN and John Grierson at the Empire Marketing Board, and went on to make such classic documentaries as NIGHT MAIL and TARGET FOR TONIGHT, as well as a handful of dramatic feature films (most notably THE OVERLANDERS). 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Jacobowsky and the Colonel: Comedy of a Tragedy, in three acts, Werfel, Franz (translated by Gustave O. Arlt)
103 Werfel, Franz (translated by Gustave O. Arlt) Jacobowsky and the Colonel: Comedy of a Tragedy, in three acts
New York The Viking Press 1944 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj 
[minor shelfwear, light age-toning to edges of text block; jacket faded at spine, short closed tear and associated diagonal crease at bottom right corner of front panel, a couple of tiny edge-nicks here and there]. Play about "the magnificent and unforgettable Jacobowsky, waif of the world, [who] has spent his life running away -- from Poland, from Berlin, Vienna, and Prague -- sustained by his knowledge that whatever happens there are always two possibilities. And then there is his 'opposite,' the elegant, swashbuckling Colonel Stjerbinsky, hero and buffoon." The jacket blurb states explicitly that "the play here presented is Franz Werfel's original, as distinguished from the version now appearing on Broadway." (That version, an adaptation by S.N. Behrman, opened on Broadway in March of 1944, and subsequently served as the basis for the 1958 film ME AND THE COLONEL, starring Danny Kaye.) The original German title was "Jacobowsky und der Oberst." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Politics of an Emerging Profession: The American Library Association, 1876-1917, Wiegand, Wayne A.
104 Wiegand, Wayne A. The Politics of an Emerging Profession: The American Library Association, 1876-1917
New York/Westport CT/London Greenwood Press 1986 0-313-25022-7 / 9780313250224 First Edition Hardcover Fine 
(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice as-new copy, with no discernible wear]. (Contributions in Librarianship and Information Science, No. 56) Series History of the founding and early years of the ALA. Includes (as you might expect) an extensive bibliography and a full index. Appendices I and II break down the constant characteristics and the changing characteristics, respectively, of the Association's board members during the years covered by the text; Appendix III is a list of "ALA Conference Locations, Presidents, and Attendance" during the same period. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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"Sweet Bird of Youth" (in Esquire: The Magazine for Men, issue of April 1959), Williams, Tennessee
105 Williams, Tennessee "Sweet Bird of Youth" (in Esquire: The Magazine for Men, issue of April 1959)
Chicago Esquire, Inc. 1959 NO (Vol. LI, No. 4; whole no. 305) Magazine Very Good 
[moderately worn, short separation of front cover at bottom of spine (less than one inch), miscellaneous minor creasing to covers]. (B&W/color illustrations, ads, etc.) The highlight of the issue is the first publication of the Williams play. (The original Broadway production, starring Paul Newman and Geraldine Page, had only just opened in March, and the New Directions hardcover edition of the play wasn't published until December.) A small-print notice informs us that "this is the author's original working script and is subject to production changes." Another significant piece contained in this issue is a frank assessment by Richard H. Rovere of John F. Kennedy's Presidential prospects, entitled "Kennedy's Last Chance to be President." Also of interest: a cartoony pictorial essay (by Harvey Kurtzman, of all people) about a visit to Ireland by James Cagney; an article by Sybille Bedford about the 1957 murder trial of Dr. John Bodkin Adams, a sort of condensed version of her book "The Trial of Dr. Adams"; an article looking into the newest advances in the area of genetics; and book reviews by Dorothy Parker, who finds much to admire in three novels, including Romain Gary's "Lady L," and in Ms. Bedford's book about the Adams trial. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Bang Bang Family, Wilson, Gahan
106 Wilson, Gahan The Bang Bang Family
New York Charles Scribner's Sons (c.1974) First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj Illustrated by the author 
[minor bumping and slight wear to bottom corners of book; jacket moderately soiled, with a bit of damage (small scraped area and puncture tear) to spine (obliterating most of THE in title), short closed tear at to of rear panel, faint shadow of removed price sticker on front panel]. Described in the jacket blurb as the author's "first picturebook for children," this freakishly-illustrated tale features the chronically noise-making titular family -- with parents who appear to have serious rage-management issues. (The term "nuclear family" might take on a little extra meaning when applied to this crew!) 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Angel Who Wore Black Tights [*SIGNED*], Wood, Beatrice
107 Wood, Beatrice The Angel Who Wore Black Tights [*SIGNED*]
Ojai CA Rogue Press (c.1982) First Edition Softcover Near Fine Signed by Author
[light browning along spine and at edges of front cover]. Trade PB (B&W photo frontispiece portraits) SIGNED by the author on the title page. Autobiographical account of the author's trip to Europe in 1930 with Helen Freeman, a founder of the Theatre Guild, who later became the wife of writer Edwin Corle. The book is illustrated with somewhat crude but charming sketches, presumably the work of Miss Wood, although nowhere in the book are they specifically credited to anybody. Signed by Author 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Red Sun South, Wynd, Oswald
108 Wynd, Oswald Red Sun South
Garden City NY Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1948 First Edition Hardcover Fair in Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj design) [Leo] Manso 
(price-clipped) [book is solid enough, but the cloth has deteriorated in several places (top and bottom edges) exposing the boards; one-time owner's signature on front pastedown; jacket and the boards exposedbeen worn (or eaten?) through in several places, exposing the boards; the jacket is edgeworn, with various small tears and shallow chipping, minor paper loss at base of spine, tiny smudge on front panel, slight fading to spine]. Wynd's scarce second novel, set during the 3-1/2-year Japanese occupation of Singapore during World War II (1942-1945), a time when the city was "teeming with people of all races [and was] tense with conflicts between Japanese conquerors and humiliated former rulers." The narrative, focusing on four Eurasian characters, "probes searchingly into the age-old conflicts, the psychological problems and humiliations that confront persons of mixed blood at every turn." The author himself had been captured by the Japanese while serving with the British Army in Malaya, and spent much of the war in a POW camp. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Directors Guild of America presents a retrospective showing of nine films by Fred Zinnemann, Zeitlin, David L.
109 Zeitlin, David L. The Directors Guild of America presents a retrospective showing of nine films by Fred Zinnemann
Los Angeles The Directors Guild of America, Inc. 1966 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
(stapled wraps) [a bit of wear along spine only, otherwise nice and clean]. (B&W photographs) 16-page program booklet (including covers) for a retrospective honoring Fred Zinnemann, on the occasion of his receiving the 1966 DGA Directorial Award for A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS (which also earned him a Best Director Academy Award, as well as being chosen Best Picture of 1966). Includes: a 2-page essay, "A Director for All Seasons"; one- or two-page program notes for each film in the series; a filmography of Zinnemann's feature film credits; and a roster of all winners of the DGA Awards from 1948 through 1966. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Art of Mark Strickland, {Mark Strickland} Gilbert, B.R., ed.
110 {Mark Strickland} Gilbert, B.R., ed. The Art of Mark Strickland
Sierra Madre CA Art Works Fine Art Publishing, Inc. 2011 061548106X / 9780615481067 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dj 
[book and jacket both in flawless condition; clear plastic jacket overlay shows a bit of scuffing]. (color art reproductions) "A figural classicist at heart, Strickland is an immensely gifted and versatile artist, comfortable with epic narrative, yet equally capable of producing work synergistically informed by the immediacy of its incongruent opposite -- gestural abstraction. Straddling High Expressionism and New Traditionalism, Strickland's work conveys a perspective filtered through a prism of humanitarian force and emotional intensity." Introductino by Peter Clothier. ***Additional shipping charges for this heavy book will apply for non-U.S. customers; please inquire before placing your order.*** 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Shigeru Ban: Paper in Architecture, {Shigeru Ban} Miyake, Riichi (essays); edited by Ian Luna & Lauren A. Gold
111 {Shigeru Ban} Miyake, Riichi (essays); edited by Ian Luna & Lauren A. Gold Shigeru Ban: Paper in Architecture
New York Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. (c.2009) 0847832112 / 9780847832118 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
(paper-covered boards; no dust jacket, as issued) [very nice copy, essentially as-new but with a mild bump to the bottom front hinge]. (color photographs, architectural sketches) Examination of the architectural accomplishments of Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who shortly after graduating from university in the U.S. and returning to Tokyo to set up his practice, had "an encounter with paper tubes, the extruded, industrial-grade cousins" of toilet-paper rolls. They had been a sort of a castoff by-product of one of his early exhibitions, and upon examining them while preparing for a subsequent project he came to realize their "limitless potential as a true building material," and their use quickly turned into an obsession, "so much so that his architecture is now inextricably linked to the unique material." The book is divided into four sections: three essays by Riichi Miyake, including "The Birth of Paper Tube Architecture"; Paper Tube Structures (19 examples); Disaster Relief Projects (6 examples); and Exhibition Programs (details of 14 museum installations, fashion shows, etc.). ***Additional shipping charges for this heavy book will apply for non-U.S. customers; please inquire before placing your order.*** 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Wajda Films [two-volume set, in slipcase], {Wajda, Andrzej} Kosinska, Barbara, ed.
112 {Wajda, Andrzej} Kosinska, Barbara, ed. Wajda Films [two-volume set, in slipcase]
Warsaw (Poland) Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filmowe (c.1996) 1st Edition (English version) Hardcover Fine 
(two volumes without dustjackets (as issued), in cardboard slipcase) [books are in perfect condition; the slipcase very close to it, with just slight bumping to one corner (the set was in the original shrinkwrap when received by us, which was removed only to permit proper cataloguing)]. (B&W and color photographs, sketches) Beautifully-produced two-volume survey of the ouevre of the great Polish filmmaker (who passed away earlier this year), lavishly illustrated with (mostly full-page) color and black-and-white photographs, as well as numerous reproductions of Wajda's own drawings. (Most of the photos are the work of Renata Pajchel.) The text (entirely in English in this edition) is wide-ranging, including production histories, Wajda's own reminiscences and musing, review excerpts (many translated from Polish), full credit information, etc.--it's really the most thorough "films of" treatment that you could hope for, covering all his work from A GENERATION (1955) through MISS NOBODY (1996), including of course his best-known films: ASHES AND DIAMONDS (1958) and MAN OF IRON (1981). The only complaint that one might possibly have is that it's a "incomplete" chronicle of the director's work, because Wajda went on making films for another twenty years: his final feature film, AFTER IMAGE, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival just a few weeks before his death at the age of 90, and has been submitted as Poland's official entry for this year's Best Foreign-Language Film Academy Award. (For shipping outside the U.S., additional charges will be requested; please enquire before ordering if this is a concern.) 
Price: 350.00 USD
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The Murderers Among Us: The Wiesenthal Memoirs, {Wiesenthal, Simon} Wechsberg, Joseph, ed.
113 {Wiesenthal, Simon} Wechsberg, Joseph, ed. The Murderers Among Us: The Wiesenthal Memoirs
New York McGraw-Hill Book Company (c.1967) First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj design) Leonard Leoni 
(price-clipped) [very light soiling and faint age-toning to top edge of text block, but no significant wear to book; jacket bright and attractive, with a few tiny tears at spine ends, a couple of long diagonal creases in front flap, slight dog-earing along top edge of front panel]. (B&W photographs) Memoirs of the legendary Nazi-hunter, characterized as "a compassionate man whose single-minded purpose has brought him much sorrow and danger, and who is everything but the 'obsessive avenger' or 'ruthless hunter' he has often been called." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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