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Stonehenge [*SIGNED*], Harrison, Harry, and Leon Stover
201 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.
202 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
203 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
204 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
205 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
206 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
207 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
208 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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Hula: Vintage Hawaiian Graphics, Heimann, Jim, ed.
209 Heimann, Jim, ed. Hula: Vintage Hawaiian Graphics
Cologne, Germany Taschen (c.2003) 3-8228-2621-9 / 9783822826218 First Edition Flexible card covers Near Fine 
[virtually as-new, with just a touch of rubbing to the front cover]. (Icons) Series (color reproductions, B&W photographs) A collection hundreds of Hawaiian pop culture images culled from many sources, including advertisements, tourist brochures, magazine covers, postcards, etc. Introductory text in English, German, and French. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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British Modern: Graphic Design Between the Wars, Heller, Steven, and Louise Fini
210 Heller, Steven, and Louise Fini British Modern: Graphic Design Between the Wars
San Francisco Chronicle Books (c.1998) 0-8118-1311-8 / 9780811813112 First Edition Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by (cover design) Louise Fili 
[very nice copy, essentially as-new with just a tiny bit of surface wear to the rear cover]. Trade PB (color reproductions) "The twenties, thirties, and early forties witnessed a remarkable surge of creative activity in British graphic arts and commercial design. British designers embraced artistic developments taking place in America, France, and Germany, incorporating the avant-garde visual languages of Cubism, Futurism, and Vorticism. The resulting look was subtle, sophisticated, stylized. The first book to focus on British design of the Art Deco period, [this volume] is an essentail reference for graphic artists, designers, Anglophiles, and anyone with an interest in advertising or art history. [The authors] have here collected a wealth of original artifacts -- over two hundred reproductions -- from the 1920s through the 1940s. These include examples from publicity for cultural events, consumer products, fashion, industry, and travel." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Bought; photoplay title of Jackdaws Strut, Henry, Harriet
211 Henry, Harriet Bought; photoplay title of Jackdaws Strut
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1930 2nd printing (stated) Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dj Illustrated by (dj) Mach-Tey 
[ex-rental library book (Cambridge Libraries) with rental terms label on ffep ("If You Like This Book Buy It!") but no other markings; spine slightly turned, light wear to bottom extremities; jacket edgeworn, bottom one-third of spine is missing, split at bottom of both foldovers, miscellaneous creasing]. (4 B&W film stills) Novel about a "girl on her own in New York, working to live and living to marry -- for love, money or both. She is level-headed and she knows what she wants...from life: romance and beauty, position and wealth. Coolly and confidently she determined to have them." The movie version, released by Warner Bros. in 1931, starred Constance Bennett as the determined dame and Richard Bennett (her real-life father) as her "special friend," who turns out to be her father. (No, no, it's not really as creepy as it sounds. Or maybe it is; I haven't actually seen the movie.) Some sources indicate that the movie added a "!" to the title, as does this jacket design; whether the movie warranted that extra bit of excitement, again, I can't say. Rather unusually for a photoplay edition, this jacket features a still from the film on the rear jacket panel, a shot of Constance Bennett being pawed by a young Ray Milland (early enough in his career that he was still being billed as "Raymond"). 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Fortune and Men's Eyes, Herbert, John
212 Herbert, John Fortune and Men's Eyes
New York Grove Press, Inc. (c.1967) First Edition Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by (cover photo) Henry Grossman 
[nice clean book, minor edgewear to covers; appears unread]. Trade PB Play set in a Canadian prison, focusing on "a naive and essentially non-criminal inmate" who has been given a six-month sentence for a minor offense, and undergoes a change over the course of the play "from a basically honest and good human being to a cynical and unfeeling prisoner." Noted for its exploration of homosexual and sexual-slavery themes, it was the basis for a 1971 film adaptation directed by Harvey Hart. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Ellery Queen Presents The Spy and the Thief; 14 stories about Rand and Nick Velvet, Hoch, Edward D.; edited and with introductions by Ellery Queen
213 Hoch, Edward D.; edited and with introductions by Ellery Queen Ellery Queen Presents The Spy and the Thief; 14 stories about Rand and Nick Velvet
New York Davis Publications, Inc. 1971 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
[light edge- and surface-wear to covers, very slight separation of front cover from spine at top hinge, front cover corners slightly bent, one page diagonally creased at top corner]. (Ellery Queen Presents, No. 3) Series "A double-barreled collection -- 14 stories of which seven are adventures of Rand, the Double-C man, and seven are exploits of Nick Velvet." Rand is "the head of the DCC -- the Department of Concealed Communications, a top-security section established by British Intelligence in 1963, shortly after the Profumo scandal, [and] is an outstanding codebreaker-cipherologist-cryptanalyst, doing a kind of 'pure' detective work," while Nick Velvet is "a unique thief, a choosy crook who steals only the improbable, the bizarre, the baroque." This was the "first book publication" of these stories, although it's to be noted that "book" in this case refers to the same type of binding and printing as a digest-size pulp magazine, e.g. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. The introduction also lauds the author's record as a contributor to EQMM -- 59 stories over the course of just nine years! -- and presents a brief summary of his life and work. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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They Got Me Covered [*SIGNED*], Hope, Bob
214 Hope, Bob They Got Me Covered [*SIGNED*]
Hollywood (Copyright by Bob Hope) (c.1941) First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
(laminated pictorial boards, no dust jacket) [minor external soiling, a bit of wear to cloth at spine ends, very slight lifting of the laminate at lower left edge of front cover]. (B&W photographs, cartoon illustrations) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Hope on the ffep, with what was apparently his generic inscription: "Honestly! It's 'Nothing but the Truth' / Bob Hope." (This also served as a plug for his then-current Paramount film, NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH, released in October 1941.) This small book, a jokey gag-filled "Life of" BH -- which is essentially an extended comedy routine rather than any kind of autobiography -- was issued in several formats. There was a softcover edition, available as a premium from Pepsodent toothpaste (both by mail and over-the-counter with the purchase of a Pepsodent product), and a hardcover, at least some (perhaps all) of which were issued in a box with a glassine dust jacket on the book itself. (Copies in the original box, or retaining their original glassine jacket, are uncommon today.) Of the hardcover, an unknown number were (like this one) signed by Hope with either the aforementioned inscription or the more generic "Best Wishes." [To be honest, we have to entertain the possibility that at least some of the inscriptions/signatures may have been executed by surrogates or secretaries rather than by Hope himself -- although an examination of a number of examples confirms, at least, that they are all original (i.e. not printed and therefore not precisely identical).] The introduction is by Hope's erstwhile on-screen partner, crooner-actor Bing Crosby -- and was probably written by the same cadre of gagmen who obviously wrote the rest of the book. (Lest no promotional stone be left unturned, the book's title was also appropriated for another Hope feature film, two years later.) Signed by Author 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Out of the Sixties [*SIGNED*], Hopper, Dennis
215 Hopper, Dennis Out of the Sixties [*SIGNED*]
Pasadena CA Twelvetrees Press 1986 0-942642-25-2 / 9780942642254 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj Signed by Author
[no significant wear to book; in addition to the author's inscription, the notation "wedding gift" is written in black marker on the verso of the ffep; the rough-paper jacket shows quite a bit of scuffing and rubbing, minor wear at the corners, and has a 2-inch closed tear at the top rear hinge, and a tiny surface nick near the top of the rear panel]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author at the bottom of his printed introduction: "For _______ + _____ / Thanks for the pro / snaps / D Hopper 88." The first published collection of Hopper's photographs, which per his introduction covered only the years from 1961 to 1967, after which "I never carried a camera again." During those years, he pointed his lens at the likes of Andy Warhol, L.A.-based artists (Ed Ruscha, Billy Al Bengston, Robert Irwin, Edward Keinholz, and many others), movie-biz friends and collaborators (Paul Newman, Peter Fonda, John Wayne & Dean Martin, Curtis Harrington, Tuesday Weld, Bill Cosby, Robert Walker Jr., etc.), musicians (Phil Spector, Ike and Tina Turner, The Grateful Dead, The Jefferson Airplane). He also photographed the famous Memphis-to-Montgomery civil rights march, took photos in Mexico, and shot the West Coast "Scene" populated by the likes of Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, Terry Southern, and Michael McClure; the latter has contributed a five-page essay/afterword discussing those days and Hopper's participation in them. Limited to 4,000 copies. ***Additional shipping charges for this heavy book will apply for non-U.S. customers; please inquire before placing your order.*** Signed by Author 
Price: 400.00 USD
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The American Eagle in Art and Design: 321 Examples, Hornung, Clarence P., ed.
216 Hornung, Clarence P., ed. The American Eagle in Art and Design: 321 Examples
New York Dover Publications, Inc. 1978 0-486-23604-8 / 9780486236049 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
[virtually as-new, with just one small fingertip crease in front cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs, graphics) "This volume is the largest single collection illustrating the use and development of the eagle in art and design in America. A magnificent source book of original designs, drawings and photographs, [the book] demonstrates how many and varied stylistic approaches an artist may take to a single motif and provides a comprehensive catalogue of the most important symbol in American folk art." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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In the Steps of the Normans and Plantagenets, Houghton, Leighton
217 Houghton, Leighton In the Steps of the Normans and Plantagenets
London Rich and Cowan "5th Thousand" Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj 
[minimal wear to book, a nice tight attracive copy; jacket a little worn at extremities, some internal dampstaining but only a trace of bleed-through on spine]. ("In the Steps of" series) Series (B&W photographs, endpaper maps) "Travelling round Britain on a second tour of three thousand miles, the author rediscovers the places associated with the men of the Middle Ages. The story he tells is interspersed with anecdotes of his adventures and many a tale and legend gleaned from a casual acquaintance on the road, so that side by side with his picture of medieval Britain he depicts the ordinary people of modern Britain whom he met on his journey to the historic haunts of the Normans and Plantagenets." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Goya, Hughes, Robert
218 Hughes, Robert Goya
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2003 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj design) Chip Kidd 
[book is flawless; jacket unblemished except for one faint surface-scratch on front panel (that you'd never have noticed if I hadn't pointed it out to you)]. (color and B&W art reproductions) Critical biography of "one of art history's most compelling, enigmatic, and important figures, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, [whose] life and work bridged the transition from the eighteenth-century reign of the old masters to the early days of the nineteenth-century moderns. With his salient passion for the artist and the art, [the author] brings Goya vividly to life through dazzling analysis of a vast breadth of his work." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Bulls of Rome, Huna, Ludwig (translated by Madge Pemberton)
219 Huna, Ludwig (translated by Madge Pemberton) The Bulls of Rome
New York Brewer and Warren Inc. / Payson and Clarke Ltd. First American Edition Hardcover Good 
(no dust jacket) [worn copy, some fraying to cloth at spine ends and bottom corners, spine a little turned, dust-soiling to top of text block, old bookseller's rubber-stamp on front pastedown (Bertrand Smith Acres of Books, Long Beach, California), vintage bookseller's label from Dean Markham's Book Store, Los Angeles, on rear pastedown]. (The Borgias Trilogy, Vol. 1) Series First book in the author's trilogy about the Borgias. The original German title was "Die Stiere von Rom." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Landlord, Hunter, Kristin
220 Hunter, Kristin The Landlord
New York Charles Scribner's Sons (c.1966) First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj design) Marilyn Miller 
[minor wear to extremities, minor bumping to top front corner, slight deterioration to cloth at spine ends, one-time owner's inked name on ffep; jacket very slightly dog-eared at top corners of front panel, a couple of vertical creases in front flap, very faint letter "P" in red on spine (almost invisible against orange background)]. The African-American novelist's second novel, about an idealistic (and rich) young white man who buys a ghetto apartment building, and quickly finds himself "plunged into a hectic, violent, and amoral world he never dreamed of." Basic for the 1970 film of the same name, Hal Ashby's directorial debut. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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