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Voyages of Discovery: The Cinema of Frederick Wiseman, Grant, Barry Keith
181 Grant, Barry Keith Voyages of Discovery: The Cinema of Frederick Wiseman
Urbana/Chicago University of Illinois Press (c.1992) 0-252-06208-6 / 9780252062087 First Edition Softcover (softcover issue) Fine 
[nice as-new copy, no discernible wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "In this close textual analysis of the cinematic ouevre of America's most innovative documentary filmmaker, [the author] argues that Frederick Wiseman's work is animated with a rare aesthetic intensity. [He] examines Wiseman's concerns with documenting institutional failure in his early films and his expansion of these ideas to cultural and psychological dimensions. He also pays particular attention to Wiseman's strategies for involving and implicating the spectator in the institutional processes." Includes: filmography; individual awards; retrospective screenings; selected bibliography; index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Sweepstakes, Greenaway, Emily
182 Greenaway, Emily Sweepstakes
New York Grosset & Dunlap (c.1941) Reprint Hardcover Good+ 
(no dust jacket) [ex-library book, faint dampstain to upper left section of front cover, library bookplate and stamp on front pastedown, date-due slip/pocket/card on rear endpapers (showing no checkout activity whatsoever)]. "A story of a group of ordinary people in a typical American town. Each of them buys a ticket in the sweepstakes. By the time the winners are drawn, some have forgotten just why they bought their tickets. But meanwhile they have unconsciously achieved what they were after." (Quoted from the dustjacket of another copy of the book; NO dustjacket is present on this copy.) Quite scarce in any edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Heart of Glass, Greenberg, Alan (text); Herbert Achternbusch and Werner Herzog (scenario)
183 Greenberg, Alan (text); Herbert Achternbusch and Werner Herzog (scenario) Heart of Glass
Munchen [Munich] Skellig Edition 1976 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj Illustrated by (photographs) Alan Greenberg 
[tiny dampstain at base of spine, otherwise a nice clean book with no significant wear; jacket moderately rubbed and edgeworn, a little laminate separation along spine, 3.5-inch diagonal closed tear in rear panel (B&W photographs) A production journal of Werner Herzog's 197_ film of the same name (original German title: HERZ AU GLAZ), with an account of the shooting interwoven with the actual scenario. From Herzog's introductory note: "The text of the scenario goes back to a very stark and beautiful screenplay by Herbert Achternbusch, which is now part of his novel 'Die Stunde des Todes' ('The Hour of Death'; Suhrkamp 1975). I have adapted and expanded his text into the present scenario form. Several scenes included herein were never shot, or were left out during the editing; instead, during the shooting new scenes and characters were added. Nevertheless, I wish to leave the text unchanges to better display the genesis of the film." (He also makes a point of noting that Greenberg's photographs "are reproduced here only in black and white, and the strange beauty of the color originals has been lost.") Although the book was published in Germany, the text is entirely in English. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Miracle in the Drawing Room, Greenwood, Edwin
184 Greenwood, Edwin Miracle in the Drawing Room
Garden City NY Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. 1936 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dj 
[ex-rental library book but only minimally marked as such (remnants of label on front pastedown), moderately shelfworn, some soiling to bottom edges, slight bumping at several corners, vintage bookseller's rubber-stamp at bottom of front pastedown (Bertrand Smith's Book Store, Long Beach, Calif.); jacket scuffed and edgeworn, a couple of small tears, shallow chipping at top of spine, fading/color-shifting to spine panel]. "A daring and cynical novel of the modern world's reaction to an old fashioned miracle" -- i.e., the intrusion of God Himself into the affairs of a dysfunctional British family, "nurtured in the miasma of every ultra-modern ism." Specifically: when the one more or less normal member of the family, young Francis, "faints, and when he comes out of his faint his hands and feet bear the stigmata of Saint Francis." The author was a former actor and stage director who also directed a number of silent films and also had a bit of a career as a film scenarist, with notable credits on a couple of Alfred Hitchcock's British films, the 1934 version of THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH and the 1937 film THE GIRL WAS YOUNG (released in the U.S. as YOUNG AND INNOCENT). 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Sex Science, Greer, Joseph H., M.D.
185 Greer, Joseph H., M.D. Sex Science
Chicago The Author (c.1911) Unstated edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj 
[moderate overall wear, slightly bumped and softened corners, a good sound used copy]. An early sex-education treatise, "a message from a physician to the people upon a subject which vitally concerns the life of man and society," strongly advocating "the importance of an education for [young people] which will lead to purity of mind and thought, and such a knowledge of sexual physiology and instinct was will be a safeguard to them against contamination of evil habits." Just a glance at the table of contents might have been scary enough for the average adolescent of 1911, with its chapter-headings including: "Consequences of Impurity"; "The Mystery of Life and the Consequences of Abortion": "Gonorrhea"; "Chancroid"; "Acute Hydrocele"; "Syphilis"; "Venereal Warts"; "Herpres Progenitalis"; and so on. Fortunately, things seem to have a happyish ending: the final chapter is entitled "Love Necessary to Sexual Purity." A rubber-stamped notice on the title page informs us that after April 30, 1914, the good doctor will be in new offices at 4114 Michigan Avenue. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Zane Grey: A Photographic Odyssey, Grey, Loren
186 Grey, Loren Zane Grey: A Photographic Odyssey
Dallas Taylor Publishing Company (c.1985) 0-87833-462-9 / 9780878334629 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj 
[nice clean book with no discernible wear; jacket similarly unworn but slightly sun-browned along the spine]. (B&W photographs) "The photographic chronicle of the rugged life and adventures of Zane Grey," the popular author who had a "passion for adventure [and] lived the adventures he wrote about. He was there for the opening of the West [and] held 13 world fishing records, taken in waters from Key West to the South Pacific." Includes a chapter on his interactions with Hollywood, "ZG's Movie Experiences." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Reputation for a Song [*SIGNED*], Grierson, Edward
187 Grierson, Edward Reputation for a Song [*SIGNED*]
London Chatto & Windus 1952 2nd impression Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj Signed by Author
[spine very slightly turned, very light wear to book extremities; jacket shows a little edgewear and a few nicks along the top edge, tiny bits of paper loss at top and bottom of front hinge, tiny smudge on front panel, light soiling to rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page: "To _____ _____ / with my most sincere good / wishes & in memory of / 'Farlands.' / Edward Grierson / Margate[?], England, March 1952." The author's first novel, a crime story set in the fictional English cathedral town of Turlminster, and centering around an act of patricide within the confines of a dysfunctional family. It was included by critic Julian Symons on a list of "99 Best Crime Stories" that he published in 1958, and is considered by some as an underrated novel; Melvyn Barnes called it "at once a supremely competent study of domestic murder and a perfect example of courtroom drama." Grierson (1914-1975), a barrister, wrote just three more crime novels (including "The Second Man," which won an award as the best British crime novel of 1956), but also turned out a few mainstream novels (sometimes under pseudonyms), as well as some biographies and other non-fiction works. Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Young Lust Reader, Griffith, Bill, and Jay Kinney, comp.
188 Griffith, Bill, and Jay Kinney, comp. The Young Lust Reader
San Francisco And/Or Press 1974 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
[nice clean copy, minor edgewear, short closed tear at bottom edge of rear cover]. Trade PB (comic strip and cartoon illustrations) Unexpurgated reprint of the first three issues of the legendary "underground romance comic" devoted to the titular emotion and its related activities, "with additional revelatory text by Bill Griffith and Jay Kinney," who between them wrote and/or illustrated much of the content. Not for sale to minors. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Night of the Hunter, Grubb, Davis
189 Grubb, Davis The Night of the Hunter
New York Harper & Brothers (c.1953) Later Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) Susan Foster 
[minimal wear to book, just slight age-toning to edges of text block; the jacket a little edgeworn, with a couple of tiny chips at top of front panel, a couple of insignificant closed tear at bottom of front panel, light sun-browning to spine and rear panel, a couple of tiny nicks at spine ends]. Grubb's lyrical and terrifying first novel, about "two small children saddled with a dark and dreadful heritage," was also the basis for Charles Laughton's first (and last) film as a director, a feverish piece of Southern Gothic cinema that won't leave you alone for quite a while after you've seen it. If ever. [The letter-code in this book, D-D, dates the printing as April 1954, seven months after the publication of the first edition (September 1953, with printing code I-C); by the time of this printing, although the printed price ($3.00) remained the same as on the first edition jacket, the "advance comments" on the rear panel had been supplanted by "some press comments."] 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Moonset, Gruen, Margaret Ellsworth
190 Gruen, Margaret Ellsworth Moonset
New York L.B. Fischer (c.1943) First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dj 
[good solid book, top rear corner bumped, light dust-soiling to top edge, agent's label on front pastedown; jacket worn and soiled, and the exterior surface appears to have been subjected to some insect-nibbling, especially at the edges and spine ends, with some resulting paper loss thereabouts]. Novel about a zany theatrical family: "Alexandra Barton (Sandy), Queen of the Theater, thrice a grandmother but 'too young for mother parts,' her daughter Elisabeth, Elisabeth's husband, Dan, who plays juvenile leads, and the three children, Susan, James and Bangs, are a group of all-too-human human beings who will entertain you with their adventurous ups and downs in the theater and 'private life.'" Describing herself in the jacket blurb, the author states that four generations of her family had been in show business (although she also, rather confusingly, refers to herself as an "orphan"), and recalls: "I spent my childhood on trains and in a succession of theaters, hotels and boarding schools. A theater was a natural and homely place to me where some member of my family was always engaged in performing, writing or directing." This appears to have been her only book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Billy Durant, Creator of General Motors [*SIGNED*], Gustin, Lawrence R.
191 Gustin, Lawrence R. Billy Durant, Creator of General Motors [*SIGNED*]
Grand Rapids MI William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (c.1973) 0-8028-3435-3 / 9780802834355 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj illustration) R. Scott Signed by Author
[nice clean copy, minor shelfwear; jacket similarly nice, with just a single closed tear at top of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "For / Ed Reingold, / the 'new reporter in / town,' who gave me / the 'lead' for / this literary endeavor, / Best Wishes, / Larry Gustin / May 23, 1975." "Except for car buffs -- who may recall the Durant automobile -- and business historians, few people today would recognize the name of William Crapo Durant. But of all those colorful and inventive men who led this country into the age of the automobile, Durant was probably the most flamboyant; and in terms of organizational ability and accomplishment, he was also perhaps the most important. Had Billy Durant not appeared on the stage during the auto industry's earliest years, there would have been no General Motors -- now the largest industrial corporation the world has known. There would be no Chevrolet -- the world's best-selling car. It is likely that there would be no Buick or Oldsmobile either, and possibly no Pontiac or Cadillac. The careers of such men as Walter P. Chrysler, Charles W. Nash, and Alfred P. Sloan would certainly have taken different courses." Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Carmen Jones; based on Meilhac and Halévy's adaptation of Prosper Merimée's Carmen, Hammerstein, Oscar II
192 Hammerstein, Oscar II Carmen Jones; based on Meilhac and Halévy's adaptation of Prosper Merimée's Carmen
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1945 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dj 
[front hinge cracked, moderate shelfwear, slight fading to cloth at edges; jacket a little ragged, with tears and some paper loss at upper corners of spine, a few other tiny nicks and chips, light soiling to rear panel]. (B&W photographs) Hammerstein's all-black version of the Bizet opera. The original Broadway production ran for over a year, was revived twice within two years of its closing, and was filmed by producer-director Otto Preminger in 1954, with Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Stonehenge [*SIGNED*], Harrison, Harry, and Leon Stover
193 Harrison, Harry, and Leon Stover Stonehenge [*SIGNED*]
New York Charles Scribner's Sons (c.1972) 0-684-12831-4 / 9780684128313 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj design) Jerry Thorp Signed by Author
[minor shelfwear, very slight waviness to a few pages when book is viewed from the bottom edge; jacket shows very light wear at extremities, tiny nick at top of spine]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page: "For Dick Fleischer / with thanks / for an incredible / job on / the film! / Harry Harrison / 72." (The inscribee was film director Richard Fleischer, from whose estate this book was acquired; the inscription is no doubt in reference to Fleischer's work as director of the 1973 release SOYLENT GREEN, which was rather freely adapted from Harrison's 1966 novel "Make Room! Make Room!") Set in the 15th century, "this exciting novel presents a fascinating new concept of the creation of Stonehenge. Only the combination of an outstanding novelist and an internationally respected anthropologist could produce such a book, for while the characters are fictitious, the ideas are based on meticulous research and analysis." Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Me and Bad Eye and Slim: The Diary of a Buck Private [*SIGNED*], Harvey, Bartle M.
194 Harvey, Bartle M. Me and Bad Eye and Slim: The Diary of a Buck Private [*SIGNED*]
(n.p.) From the Press of Chas. F. Davis 1932 First Edition Hardcover Fair Illustrated by Paul Rockwood Signed by Author
(no dust jacket) [front hinge cracked, several corners bumped, slight fading to spine cloth, old bookseller's rubber stamp on front pastedown (Bertrand Smith, Acres of Books)]. (B&W cartoon illustrations) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the second front endpaper: "Best wishes / Conrad [or possibly "Comrade"] E.W. Gilliland / "Buckshot" 4-14-32." [See note.] Putatively humorous account, in diary format, of a young recruit's experiences in World War I. The author strives for a vernacular sort of narrative voice, but fortunately doesn't go overboard with it; a lot of it is confined to eccentric spellings ("wasent," "makeing," "stumick," etc.) The author's signature as "Buckshot" is explained by an acknowledgement note: "Acknowledgement is made to the American Legion Weekly Bulletin of Los Angeles, in which several of these characters and incidents have appeared in the column, 'Buckshot, by the Buck Private,' written by the author." Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies, Haskell, Molly
195 Haskell, Molly From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston (c.1974) 0-03-007606-4 / 9780030076060 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) Jay Smith 
[minor soiling to bottom of text block, one-time owner's signature on ffep; jacket shows some wear along top edge, tiny tear and associated short diagonal crease at top of front panel, small nicks at spine extremities, minor discoloration to rear endpapers from laid-in newspaper clipping (see notes)]. (B&W photographs) This landmark work of feminist film criticism took "a tough look at sex and sexism in the movies," and put forth the somewhat counter-intuitive hypothesis that things had actually gotten worse over the years: "From the tremulous virgins and rip-roaring flapers of the Silents to the raped and brutalized sex objects of the sixties and seventies, the treatment of women in the movies is a tale of betrayal." Laid in to this copy is a clipped article by Haskell from a 1979 issue of The Village Voice, entitled "Rape in the Movies: Update on an Ancient War," which focuses in particular on two then-current films, THE PRIMAL FEAR and RAPE OF LOVE. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Words and Music ["The Golden Road" and "Bright Star"], Hatch, Eric
196 Hatch, Eric Words and Music ["The Golden Road" and "Bright Star"]
New York Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. (c.1942, 1943) First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dj Illustrated by (dj and endpaper illustrations) Arthur William Brown 
[bumping to spine ends, light soiling to top of text block; jacket (supplied from another copy) is moderately edgeworn, scrunched and wrinkled at spine, closed tears at a couple of spine corners (one of which extends diagonally across the bottom part of the spine, but is fairly unobtrusive]. Two short novels with show-biz settings, by the author of "My Man Godfrey," about "lovable people you like to read about." (Now there's a switch!) "The Golden Road" is about a young woman "who came to New York for a job, but got instead a bandleader husband and all the complications of marriage to a selfish, hard-drinking man." (He must not be one of the aforementioned lovable people.) Meanwhile, the protagonist of the second book, "Bright Star" is determined "to be an actress or die trying. For a while it looks as if death might win, but an accidental slip on the stage landed her in her rightful place, the comedy field." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Cry Dance: A Novel of the American Indian, Hayne, Coe
197 Hayne, Coe Cry Dance: A Novel of the American Indian
New York/London Harper & Brothers 1939 First Edition Hardcover Good Illustrated by (endpaper maps) George Annand 
(no dust jacket) [covers considerably soiled, lightly bumped at bottom corners; internally clean, perfectly acceptable as a reading/reference copy]. "The story of a group of persons who tried to do something to help the Indians who were being pushed off their treaty lands by greedy cattle men and driven back onto the inhospitable slopes of the high Sierras" (The New York Times). 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Stories from 1001 Afternoons in New York, Hecht, Ben
198 Hecht, Ben Stories from 1001 Afternoons in New York
New York Avon Book Company [1945] First Edition Softcover Very Good Illustrated by George Grosz 
[moderate external wear, some creasing to rear cover, typical age-toning of pages, one-time owner's address label on title page]. (Avon Modern Short Story Monthly, no. 26) Series (line drawings) 29 short pieces from the Hecht volume originally published in 1941 by The Viking Press. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Florentine Dagger: A Novel for Amateur Detectives, Hecht, Ben
199 Hecht, Ben The Florentine Dagger: A Novel for Amateur Detectives
New York Boni and Liveright (c.1923) First Edition Hardcover Good Illustrated by Wallace Smith 
(no dust jacket) [reading/reference copy only; soiling to covers and edges of text block, dampstain at upper page corners affecting about the first 25 pages, stains/smudges on several other pages]. (B&W frontispiece + 4 plates) Mystery novel, the protagonist of which is "Prince Julien de Medici -- of Broadway." Basis for the 1935 film of the same name, directed by Robert Florey, with which Hecht himself does not appear to have been involved. NOTE that a prefatory note about the Wallace Smith illustrations refers to "the five illustrations contained in the following pages," but in fact one of those is the frontispiece, preceding that note, and therefore only four illustrations are actually to be found in "the following pages." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Hedges, Peter
200 Hedges, Peter What's Eating Gilbert Grape
New York Poseidon Press (c.1991) 0-671-73509-8 / 9780671735098 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dj Illustrated by (dj design/illustration) Wendell Minor 
[a lovely, flawless copy, with no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. The author's first novel, a dysfunctional-family story set in a small Iowa town. The book was adapted (with a screenplay by Hedges) into an outstanding 1993 film, directed by Lasse Hallström, that starred Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, and Leonardo DiCaprio; it earned DiCaprio his first Academy Award nomination for his supporting role as Depp's mentally impaired younger brother. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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