ReadInk

QUICK SEARCH

Title
Author
Description (any word)
DETAILED SEARCH
 
Browse by Subject
*NEW ARRIVALS
*RECENT LISTINGS
Biography/Autobiography
California
Cinema: Biography
Cinema: History
Cinema: Periodicals
Crime and the Law
Fiction: Gay/Lesbian
Fiction: Historical
Fiction: Hollywood
Fiction: Modern Lit
Fiction: Mystery/Detective
Fiction: Vintage
Humor
Music and Dance
Sports
Television and Radio
The Odd and Unusual
Theatre and Plays

That's Not All -- More HERE!
 
 
 
 

*RECENT LISTINGS

*RECENT LISTINGS

Click on Title to view full description

 
Strange Gift, Bushnell, Adelyn
81 Bushnell, Adelyn Strange Gift
New York Coward-McCann, Inc. (c.1951) First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dj 
[considerable shelfwear to bottom edge and spine ends, spine slightly turned; jacket edgeworn, small tear/chip at top of spine, vertical crease down middle of spine]. Novel, set in Massachusetts and Maine, about a young woman whose mother is a fake psychic -- while she herself is the real thing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Back to Treasure Island, Calahan, Harold Augustin
82 Calahan, Harold Augustin Back to Treasure Island
New York The Vanguard Press (c.1935) 17th printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by L.F. Grant 
[nice clean book, lightly worn at extremities; ditto the bright and colorful jacket, with a tiny nick at the bottom of the front panel and a tiny chip at the bottom left corner of the rear panel]. (10 full-page pen & ink drawings) This sequel to the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, "which transports us back to Treasure Island and introduces us again not only to Jim Hawkins, the Squire and Dr. Livesey, returned to Treasure Island for the remainder of the hoard, but also to Long John Silver and Black Dog and many more of our pirate friends." (This printing, bearing a $3.95 price on the jacket, probably date from the late 1950s or early 1960s.) 
Price: 50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Real James Dean Story, Callahan, Mary, ed.
83 Callahan, Mary, ed. The Real James Dean Story
Greenwich CT Fawcett Publications, Inc. (c.1956) (Vol. 1, No. 1) Magazine Good Illustrated by (cover photo) Sanford Roth 
[a sound, but worn, copy]. (B&W photographs) 64-page magazine-format biography/tribute to Dean, issued the year after his death, but with all the elements of the cult already in place. Among the more interesting feature articles are: "My Friend, Jimmy" by Robert Hinkle (the actor's dialogue coach on GIANT); "The Jimmy Dean I Dated" by Lori Nelson; "The Dean I Knew" by Sal Mineo; and "A Friend, a Fan, a Fighter" by Hedda Hopper. Includes sections devoted to each of his three major feature films (EAST OF EDEN, REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE and GIANT), his various girlfriends, his childhood and youth in Indiana, etc. Lots and lots of photos, including many off-camera shots, mostly uncredited. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Movie (Spring 1965) [cover: Richard Brooks' LORD JIM], Cameron, Ian, ed.
84 Cameron, Ian, ed. Movie (Spring 1965) [cover: Richard Brooks' LORD JIM]
London Ian Cameron 1965 (No. 12) Magazine Very Good 
[moderate external wear, slight dog-earing to corners, a small amount of ink underlining in first article]. (B&W photographs) About half this issue is devoted to director Richard Brooks, whose film LORD JIM was then in release, including a longish interview in which he discusses his career film-by-film. The additional Brooks-related pieces are: "Conservative Idealist" by Paul Mayersberg; "Two Christian Films" (about THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV and ELMER GANTRY) by Raymond Durgnat; Brooks' own "Foreword to Lord Jim"; and a filmography. Other articles include: "The Universal Hitchcock" (a discussion of THE BIRDS and MARNIE); a discussion of the film KING AND COUNTRY in the context of director Joseph Losey's work; an account of the 1964 Tours Festival of short films; an interview with Michelangelo Antonioni, conducted by Jean-Luc Godard; and reviews of MAN'S FAVORITE SPORT? (Howard Hawks), CHEYENNE AUTUMN (John Ford), SUNDAY IN NEW YORK (Peter Tewkesbury) and THE SILENCE (Ingmar Bergman). Among the columnists contributing to the "Small Talk" section is Peter Bogdanovich, who reports from Hollywood on the doings of Robert Aldrich, Sam Fuller, Frank Tashlin, Jerry Lewis, Blake Edwards, Sam Peckinpah, Howard Hawks, and even Josef von Sternberg (then on the verge of publishing his autobiography). A particularly rich issue of this important and influential periodical. 
Price: 40.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Fall, Camus, Albert (translated from the French by Justin O'Brien)
85 Camus, Albert (translated from the French by Justin O'Brien) The Fall
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1957 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dj Illustrated by (dj photo) Henri Cartier-Bresson 
[only minor wear to book, but with a big scrawly unreadable pencil signature (previous owner's, I guess) on the ffep, also some discoloration to a few pages from a laid-in leaf (left in place); jacket shows general wear, soiling, a few small tears, minor paper loss at spine ends]. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
More About All About Eve, Carey, Gary; a colloquy with Joseph L. Mankiewicz
86 Carey, Gary; a colloquy with Joseph L. Mankiewicz More About All About Eve
New York Random House (c.1972) 0-394-48248-4 / 9780394482484 2nd printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj design) Edith Dreikurs 
[light shelfwear to book, faint soiling to top edge of text block; jacket has a small closed tear at the top front hinge, minor wrinkling along top edge of front panel, long vertical crease in rear flap, no other significant wear]. "Within these pages, in the course of a colloquy with Gary Carey relevant to the times and circumstances of the writing and directing of ALL ABOUT EVE, Joseph L. Mankiewicz covers -- and uncovers -- a fascinating panorama of his 'twenty-year stretch' (as he puts it) in Hollywood; of the 'tribal customs, taboos and rituals indigenous to its Major Studios and their indentured inhabitants. 'I am never quite sure,' says Mankiewicz, ' whether in commenting upon matters relating to film and film-making, I speak merely as one of the Oldest Whores on the Beat -- or as an Elder Statesman of the Cinema. It is entirely possible that both are the same side of a coin with identical sides.'" Also includes the complete screenplay of the film, which was based on a short story by Mary Orr. 
Price: 45.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Russian Revolution as I Saw It, Carter, Mark
87 Carter, Mark The Russian Revolution as I Saw It
Los Angeles Wolfer Printing Co. (c.1959) First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
(no dust jacket, possibly as issued) [some minor scuffing to covers, slight wear to gilt spine lettering]. (B&W photo frontispiece author portrait) From the author's Foreword: "My youth was spent in Russia -- highlighted by the most cataclysmic upheaval of modern times -- the Russian Revolution. I was born in Czarist Russia. I lived through the aborted revolution of 1905, the Kerensky Revolution of 1917, the Bolshevik Revolution of October, 1917, and witnessed the coming of communism to the largest country on earth. If [my story] will add a footnote to history, if it will bring into focus a greater awareness of the beginnings of communism, the effort expended in writing it will not have been in vain." (He departed Russia in December 1920, and after spending about eight months in Constantinople, came on to America.) The book is both historical and anecdotal, with nearly 60 short chapters (ranging in length from 1 to 10 pages) in a 248-page book; many are devoted to well-known personalities and events, but there are also numerous interesting topics covered such as: "Vladimir Chenkin, The 'Jack Benny of Russia'"; "Cooperative Workers from New York"; "Michael Rudeman, the Anglo-American Tobacco Trust Agent"; etc. 
Price: 18.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
From One China to the Other, Cartier-Bresson, Henri (photographs), and Han Suyin (text)
88 Cartier-Bresson, Henri (photographs), and Han Suyin (text) From One China to the Other
New York Universe Books (c.1956) First American Edition Hardcover Good in Poor dj 
[book shows some discoloration (browning) to cloth, moderate shelfwear, gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep; the jacket is a real mess, primarily due to a large piece missing from the top of the front panel, although there are plenty of other small tears and chips, some laminate puckering/peeling, etc. -- all in all, not a pretty sight, sorry]. (B&W photographs) "The picture diary of one of today's most brilliant roving photographers, Henri Cartier-Bresson, who lived in China from December 1948 to September 1949. In those eventful and often dangerous months he watched from close at hand the withdrawal of the Nationalist government and the inrush of the Communist armies. He caught these events on the fly and came back from China with an unbiased graphic document of enduring historical interest." The author of the text, novelist Han Suyin, "prefaces the book with a sensitive evaluation of the 'Chinese experiment' [and] points to the differences between the two eras and infers what course China's evolution may take." 
Price: 125.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Italian Hilltowns [*SIGNED*], Carver, Norman F. Jr.
89 Carver, Norman F. Jr. Italian Hilltowns [*SIGNED*]
Kalamazoo MI Documan Press, Ltd. 1979 0-932976-00-9 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj 
[good sound copy, very slight soiling to bottom edge of front cover, no other significant blemishes; jacket has one small closed tear at top of front panel, a couple of surface-scratches, dog-earing and minor paper loss at top of spine extending just a bit into front panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page: "for __________ -- from / an admirer of your beauty / and your talent / Norman F. Carver Jr. / 12/79." "An important new book by a photographer and architect whose previous books are classics in their fields. [This] book covers all regions of Italy, with particular emphasis on little-known places where we can still glimpse a way of life and an atmosphere hardly changed in hundreds of years. These photographs may be among the last records of this important period in urban history as many of the towns are now increasingly abandoned or ravaged by change. The author first examines the significance of the folk architecture in general and its implications for a modern urbanized world. He then demonstrates this significance with perceptive photographs and commentary as he explores the integration of architecture, man, and landscape in the Italian hilltown." Laid in is some ephemera related to the book. 
Price: 50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Duke Steps Out [*SIGNED*], Cary, Lucian
90 Cary, Lucian The Duke Steps Out [*SIGNED*]
London Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd. [1930] 1st U.K. edition Hardcover Very Good- Signed by Author
(no dust jacket) [a bit of soiling to covers, spine slightly turned, small black mark on top edge of text block, front hinge cracked but not split, light foxing to ffep]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To His Grace, Eddie, / Duke of Collinsville / with the compliments / of the author / Lucian Cary / December 23, 1930." Comic novel about a young prizefighter who decides to return to college, partly to please his wealthy parents and partly to win the heart of a co-ed for whom he's fallen hard. Originally published serially in The Saturday Evening Post (August 4 - September 8, 1928), the yarn was filmed by M-G-M with William Haines and Joan Crawford; the movie (an early talkie) was released in April 1929, more or less concurrently with the appearance of the hardcover edition from Doubleday, Doran (which, somewhat weirdly, was put out as a regular novel rather than as any kind of photoplay edition or other direct tie-in with the film). The character was featured in a follow-up SEP short story, "The Duke Intervenes" and another serialized novel, "The Duke Comes Back" (1933), which in turn was the basis for a second "Duke" film, this time produced in a more low-rent district, by Republic Pictures in 1937. (And, not being a studio to let a good story property go un-strip-mined, Republic made yet another version just twelve years later, under the title DUKE OF CHICAGO.) Signed by Author 
Price: 150.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Spero (Volume 1, Issue 1), Casement, Douglas, ed.
91 Casement, Douglas, ed. The Spero (Volume 1, Issue 1)
Flint MI The Fenian Head Centre Press (c.1965) (Vol. 1, No. 1) Stapled wraps Very Good 
[moderate age-toning and light soiling to covers, bumped at top right corner]. (drawings, graphics, photographs) The first issue of this short-lived literary magazine (near as I can determine there was only one additional issue before it folded), stated in the front as "A Limited Edition of 500 Copies," the present item being No. 157. Contributors included William S. Burroughs, Diane DiPrima, Paul Goodman, LeRoi Jones (before he was Amiri Baraka), John Sinclair, Philip Whalen, and numerous others. There are two tipped-in contributions, both present and in excellent condition: Burroughs's "The Coldspring News" ("All the News That Fits We Print"), faux-dated September 17, 1899, and Carl Linder's poem "Hurricane; A Spectacle for Antonin Artaud." Missing, alas, is the Jonathan Williams booklet "Petite Country Concrete Suite," which was originally in the stapled-on pocket on the inside front cover (the pocket itself is present). 
Price: 75.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Indo-Aryan & Hindi: Eight Lectures originally delivered in 1940 before the Gujarat Vernacular Society, Ahmedabad, Chatterji, Suniti Kumar
92 Chatterji, Suniti Kumar Indo-Aryan & Hindi: Eight Lectures originally delivered in 1940 before the Gujarat Vernacular Society, Ahmedabad
Calcutta Firma K. L. Mukhopadhyay 1960 2nd Edition, Revised and Enlarged Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj 
[nice clean book, top corners very slightly bumped, no other significant wear; jacket has a very tiny tear at top right corner of front panel, plus a small tape mark in the same area]. From the author's introduction to the Second Edition: "The first series of these lectures, on the Evolution of Indo-Aryan, is a development or continuation of my views on the history of the Aryan speech in India as put forward in my 'Origin and Development of the Bengali Language' which was published in 1926. In the second series, I have sought to indicate the importance and significance of the Hindi speech in present-day India, and while discussing the nature and history of Hindi, I have put in a case for a Simplifie[d] Hindi and for an Indo-Roman Script for Hindi and other languages of India." Originally published in 1942, this second edition is "thoroughly revised and with some additions; and its point of view in certain matters has been modified. The work became popular as a hand-book for the subject in many parts of India and abroad, and Gujarati and Hindi translations of it have appeared." 
Price: 65.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
They Still Call Me Junior: autobiography of a child star; with a filmography [*SIGNED*], Coghlan, Frank "Junior"
93 Coghlan, Frank "Junior" They Still Call Me Junior: autobiography of a child star; with a filmography [*SIGNED*]
Jefferson NC/London McFarland & Company (c.1993) 0-89950-762-X / 9780899507620 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Signed by Author
(no dust jacket, as issued) [light rubbing to covers, no other significant wear]. (B&W photographs) SIGNED by the author on the half-title page (no inscription). Coghlan's film career began in 1920; although never quite a star of the highest magnitude, he was quite popular and worked continuously into the 1940s, then went off-screen to serve in the U.S. Navy for about twenty years (often in some kind of liaison or supervisory capacity for motion pictures and TV programs involving the Navy). After retiring from active duty, he picked up his acting career again, appearing on TV (in both commercials and regular programming) and occasional feature films (including THE SAND PEBBLES and VALLEY OF THE DOLLS). Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Man in the Crowd: Confessions of a Sports Addict [*SIGNED*], Cohen, Stanley
94 Cohen, Stanley The Man in the Crowd: Confessions of a Sports Addict [*SIGNED*]
New York Random House (c.1981) 0-394-50875-0 / 9780394508757 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj design) Robert Aulicino Signed by Author
[book itself is tight and clean, with no discernible wear; jacket also quite nice, with just a couple of tiny external nicks (one at top of spine, the other at top right corner of front panel), and several vertical creases in the rear flap]. INSCRIBED in 2004 "to _______ & _____ -- / All the best, / Love" and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. An acknowledged classic of sports literature, this "wonderfully evocative memoir of [the author's] lifelong fascination with the world of sports [is] much more than that. It is also a nostalgic remembrance of decades past, and the way life was lived in simpler times." A later (revised) edition of the book placed the emphasis on New York baseball, which is fair enough, but the book also discusses various football games, the second Joe Louis-Billy Conn fight in 1951, the college basketball scandals of the same year (about which Cohen wrote another classic book, "The Game They Played"), and Muhammad Ali's loss to Joe Frazier in 1971. Cohen is also very astute in his observations about the relationships between politics and the sporting world during the Vietnam War. Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Remember me [original U.K. title: Honey Out of the Rock], Collard, Barbara
95 Collard, Barbara Remember me [original U.K. title: Honey Out of the Rock]
New York Funk & Wagnalls Company (c.1954) First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) Edward Meshekoff 
[light wear to book's extremities, a little age-toning to edges of text block; jacket chipped at top of spine and at lower left corner of front panel, with light staining and a bit of edgewear]. The first book by this British writer, about the intense friendship between two very different women, one of whom is thrust into a deep and devastating introspection after the other meets a violent death. Per the jacket blurb, the author had had a somewhat unsettled childhood, but had wanted to be a writer since the age of twelve, and had "consigned a number of tentative books and plays to the dust-bin" before completing this one (which was first published in England under the title "Honey Out of the Rock"). She proceeded to make up for lost time, following up this novel with three more in just a few years -- after which she then apparently just stopped writing (or at least publishing). Maybe she burned out, or maybe -- given that she already had three children with her husband, novelist/journalist/poet Hubert Nicholson -- her subsequent literary silence was due to nothing more complicated than a decision, or a need, to devote more time to her family. (Interesting to note that when Mr. Nicholson died in 1996, she was referred to as "novelist Barbara Collard" in at least one obituary, but it wasn't even made plain whether or not she had survived him.) 
Price: 40.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
One Night with Nancy, Collison, Wilson
96 Collison, Wilson One Night with Nancy
New York The Macaulay Company (c.1933) First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Fair dj Illustrated by (dj) Loederer 
[book itself is in very nice shape, tight and clean with only minimal shelfwear; the jacket, unfortunately, has a large and somewhat jagged piece torn out at the top of the front panel (taking part of the title with it and extending down a bit into the illustration), also a tiny chip at the bottom of the front panel, a one-inch tear at the bottom rear hinge, and some moderate wear to the extremities]. A risqué "sex mystery without a serious moment -- a highly comic boudoir baffler." The plot, as it unfolds, involves "the sad decay of several marital blisses; neck-kissing in a hammock; the midnight affairs of a puritan hostess; prowlers in the garden with intentions of questionable innocence; the popular pastime of peeking in Nancy's window; the indiscretions of butler and maid; even the importance of the tassel of a dressing gown." The author was a successful playwright who scored his first big hit with "Up in Mabel's Room" in 1919; his later play, "Red Dust," became the basis for the notoriously racy pre-Code film of the same name in 1932, and he also wrote the novel "Dark Dame," which introduced the character of Maisie, featured in a series of M-G-M films and a radio series, all starring Ann Sothern. 
Price: 75.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Manchurian Candidate, Condon, Richard
97 Condon, Richard The Manchurian Candidate
New York McGraw-Hill Book Company (c.1959) First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) Bernard Krigstein 
[a presentable copy, a bit of wear to extremities, small discolored (tanned) strip on bottom edge of text block, light age-toning to top of text block; jacket has small tears and a bit of paper loss at several corners, some shallow chipping at top of spine, small surface-scrape blemish near bottom of front panel (which sort of blends in with the jacket illustration)]. Classic novel about a brainwashed Korean War vet who's been programmed for assassination. One of those happy cases where the film version and the book have achieved almost equal stature, well deserved in both instances. [Note that this copy has the full blue cloth binding, generally identified as the first edition/first printing point, with white lettering on the spine and "12401" stamped in white at the lower right corner of the rear cover. The jacket is unclipped, and bears the original $4.50 printed price.] 
Price: 85.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Little David; play in one act, Connelly, Marc
98 Connelly, Marc Little David; play in one act
New York Dramatists Play Service 1937 First Edition Stapled wraps Near Fine 
[light external wear only]. (Playable Short Plays) Series "An unproduced scene from 'The Green Pastures,' suggested by Roark Bradford's 'Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun.'" According to an introductory note, this scene was omitted from "The Green Pastures" due to time limitations, and was first published in the September 1930 issue of Hearst's International Cosmopolitan magazine, with the subtitle "the act which the author loved most." The back of the book contains descriptions of nine other titles in the publisher's "Playable Short Plays" series, which was edited by Glenn Hughes, Director of the Division of Drama at the University of Washington. 
Price: 40.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Traveler; comedy in one act, Connelly, Marc
99 Connelly, Marc The Traveler; comedy in one act
New York Dramatists Play Service, Inc. (c.1939, c.1926) 1st printing thus Stapled wraps Very Good+ 
[light browning to covers, especially along spine; tiny bend at bottom corner of one page]. This short play, set in the smoking compartment of a Pullman Car, "was first produced privately before the Dutch Treat Club, New York, in 1928. Its first professional production was in 'The Third Little Show' (produced by Dwight Deere Wiman and Tom Weatherly) at the Music Box, New York, June 1, 1931," with Ernest Truex and Edward Arnold as its principal players. (The copyright page also indicates that the version as published here in 1939 was "revised.") Contemporary critic Hugh Layne, writing in The Billboard, was pretty harsh in his verdict of the 1931 production: "Marc Connelly's skit about a city sap who takes a trip from Grand Central to 125th street via train is about as unfunny and exaggerated a situation as this reviewer has seen in months." The Variety reviewer was no kinder, judging it "much too long, [at] 14 minutes," and adding that it was "said to have been a picture [movie] short in four minutes and that is all it's worth, if that." (Ouch. Maybe notices like this were why Connelly saw fit to revise it!) 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Drawn and Quartered: Paul Conrad: The Best Political Cartoons [*SIGNED* slipcased edition], Conrad, Paul; texts by Richard C. Bergholz
100 Conrad, Paul; texts by Richard C. Bergholz Drawn and Quartered: Paul Conrad: The Best Political Cartoons [*SIGNED* slipcased edition]
New York Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1985 0-8109-1291-0 / 9780810912915 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Signed by Author
[book is flawless but for a thin vertical line (discoloration of some sort) running up the middle of the ffep; jacket a teensy bit scrunched at top front corner, minor surface wear; slipcase lightly scuffed but still in nice condition]. (cartoons) SIGNED boldly by Paul Conrad on the ffep. More than 240 examples of the work of one of the greatest political cartoonists. "Arranged in eight sections, covering everything from gun control to the Watergate scandal to President Reagan's misguided 1985 visit to the German cemetery at Bitburg, the cartoon are accompanied by Conrad's own one-line captions and, when necessary, by a longer caption filling in the historical background behind a story." Signed by Author 
Price: 45.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
< PREV  1 2 3 4   5  6 7 8 9 10  NEXT >   Skip 10 >>


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to howard.prouty@att.net
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie