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2801 Rosenberg, Jan Women's Reflections: The Feminist Film Movement
Ann Arbor MI UMI Research Press (c.1983, 1979) 0-8357-1400-4 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice clean book, top corners slightly bumped but no other significant wear]. (Studies in Cinema, No. 22) Series 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2802 Rosenberg, Peter Michael Kissing Through a Pane of Glass [*SIGNED*]
London Simon and Schuster 1993 0671718061 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dj Signed by Author
[bottom corners bumped, faint browning to page edges; mild surface wear to rear jacket panel, very slight edgewear]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page, dated 24/6/93. A novel (the author's first) of sexual obsession, set in India and England; runner-up in the 1992 Betty Trask Prize. Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2803 Rosenfeld, Paul The Boy in the Sun
New York The Macaulay Company 1928 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
(no dust jacket) [reading copy only, well-worn at extremities (boards exposed in many spots), general external soiling, front hinge weak, rear hinge cracked, etc.; text itself is clean and complete]. "In this moving, psychological portrait of an embryonic artist, the author has expressed the tragic conflict between an humiliated father and his impressionable son. [The book] is the song of an individual and of life. Mortified by the misadventure of his father, David Bauer is thrown into an emotional opposition to the past in himself. Intrinsically religious, and born on the genteel, neurasthenic, 'ethical' fringe of New York Jewish society, his descent, and to a certain degree, his person, become paralyzing problems to him. Unable either to accept or escape them, he gropes uncertainly throughout his adolescence for an individual hold." [Quoted from the dust jacket, NOT present on this copy of the book.] 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2804 Rosenkrantz, Baron Palle [Adam Vilhelm] The Man in the Basement
New York Empire Book Company (c.1907) 1st (U.S.) edition Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Alex O. Levy 
(no dust jacket; pictorial label on front cover) [a good solid copy, moderately shelfworn at top and bottom edges, binding still very firm with no cracking or weakening to hinges; very slight surface deterioration to cloth along left-hand side of front cover] (frontispiece + 2 additional b&w plates) The first of this Danish attorney-writer's several mysteries to be published in the United States. A man of letters, as they used to say (who wrote plays, histories, journalism, and even silent films), he was a best-selling author prior to World War I, and is credited with establishing the crime novel as a literary genre in Denmark. An annual prize presented by the Danish Police College (Det danske Kriminalakademi) for the best crime novel published in Danish is named after him. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2805 Rosenthal, Chuck Experiments with Life and Deaf
New York Weidenfeld & Nicolson (c.1987) 1-55584-104-X First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj) David Shannon 
[nice clean copy, one tiny dent in bottom edge of front cover, no other significant wear; minor surface wear to jacket]. (The Loop Trilogy, Book Two) Series The second book in the author's Loop Trilogy, centering around the adventures of 17-year-old Jarvis Loop, "a fugitive from the law for an ever-increasing list of offenses." The novel "offers a brilliant, hyper-real vision of coming of age in working-class America that sweeps from the wildest comedy to the darkest pathos." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2806 Rosin, James Naked City: The Television Series [*SIGNED*]
Philadelphia The Autumn Road Company (c.2008) First Edition Softcover Fine Signed by Author
[very nice, as-new book, with no discernible wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) SIGNED by the author on the title page. Episode guide to the noted crime series (inspired by the 1948 feature film), which ran for four seasons on ABC-TV between 1958 and 1963. (It began as a half-hour show, with 39 episodes airing during its first year, after which it was cancelled by the network; re-tooled as an hour-long series, it returned to the air after a year's hiatus, eventually logging an additional 99 episodes over three seasons.) The book is pretty standard-issue in terms of format: each episode is treated on a single page (often with a large bottom margin), with producer/writer/director/cast credits only, and a plot synopsis. The introductory section relies heavily on excerpts from interviews with cast members and creative personnel, mostly conducted by the author over the phone, and a section following the episode guide proper gives brief "biographies" of twenty individuals involved with the show (mostly just laundry lists of their film and TV credits). Alas, as is too often the case with such tomes, there is no name or title index, which significantly compromises the book's ready-reference utility. Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2807 Rosmond, Babette Robert Benchley: His Life and Good Times
Garden City NY Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1970 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (frontispiece drawing) Gluyas Williams 
[very nice tight clean copy, absolutely no wear to book at all; jacket is similarly nice, with just a touch of sun-browning to the spine and along the left-hand edge of the front panel, faint sticker shadow at upper right-hand corner of front panel]. (B&W photographs, cartoons) Informal biography of the great wit and sometimes-actor. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2808 Ross, Nathaniel Lester Lon Chaney: Master Craftsman of Make-believe
[n.p.] Quality RJ 1987 (c.1981, 1988) NO Unstated edition Hardcover Near Fine in Good dj 
[spine turned, faint foxing to top edge, tiny stain on fore-edge, no other significant wear; jacket heavily foxed internally and along edges of jacket flaps, but the exterior shows only moderate wear, one small closed tear at bottom of front panel, minor wrinkling]. (B&W photographs, facsimiles) Despite being (apparently) self-published, this is a well-researched and reasonably well-written biography of the "Man of a Thousand Faces," although it was eclipsed by Michael Blake's excellent (and better-produced) book on Chaney, published just a few years later. Interestingly, in his Introduction the author takes some rather pointed jabs at "a group of enterprising young gentlemen [who] got together to produce a magazine devoted to horror motion pictures," and (in his opinion) essentially defamed the memory of Chaney by dubbing him "Mister Monster" and improperly emphasizing his horror-film roles and persona above all other aspects of his life and career. (This is a pretty clear reference to Forrest J Ackerman and his "Famous Monsters of Filmland," and the author returns to grind that axe a little more in the closing pages of the book, complaining that "the man who had never really played a monster in his career" had been turned into a horror-film cult figure by "the collectors and their panderers.") Includes filmography, bibliography, index. [Note the peculiarity of the dating: 1987 appears on the title page, but "Copyright 1981, 1988" on the copyright page.] 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2809 Ross, Sam He Ran All the Way
New York Farrar, Straus and Company 1947 NO First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dj 
(price-clipped) [shelfwear to bottom edge, very slight fraying at bottom corners, spine slightly turned; jacket a bit faded at spine, shallow chipping at spine ends, several tears (with associated creasing) at corner of rear panel, light overall rubbing/soiling].4736 Suspense thriller set in Chicago. The basis for the unfortunate John Garfield's unfortunate last film (1951), a muddled and generally unconvincing minor noir. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2810 Rossle, (Dr.) Robert, and (Dr.) Kurt Apitz Atlas der Pathologischen Anatomie [Atlas of Pathological Anatomy]; eine sammlung typischer [etc.]
Stuttgart George Thieme Verlag 1951 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
(no dust jacket) [moderate exterior wear, bumped corners, covers bowed outwards a bit, previous owner's signature on ffep but otherwise quite clean]. (B&W/color photographs) Text entirely in German, but the pictures transcend language -- and if you're a fan of tumors and growths, this is the book for you. Hundreds of photographs (the great majority in color) illustrate a truly mind-boggling array of diseased and/or misshapen internal organs: lungs, heart, intestines, lymph nodes, they're all here -- and not looking well. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2811 Rossner, Judith To the Precipice
New York William Morrow & Co. 1966 NO First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dj Illustrated by Jacket by Ellin Raskin 
[clean + square, a bit of wear at spine ends, a couple of lightly bumped corners, previous owner's signature on ffep; jacket worn at edges/corners, several small tears]. Presentable copy of the author's first novel. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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2812 Rossner, Judith Any Minute I Can Split
New York Mcgraw-Hill (c.1972) 0-07-053942-1 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj design) Seymour Chwast 
[nice copy, very slight wear to bottom, a couple of very slightly bent lower page corners; jacket very clean, a bit of rubbing, slight wear at corners]. The author's third novel, about a suburban housewife who "drops out" in her ninth month of pregnancy, leaving her husband (and taking his motorcycle) and winding up at a communal farm in Vermont. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2813 Rosten, Leo C. Hollywood: The Movie Colony, the Movie Makers
New York Harcourt, Brace and Company 1942 (c.1941) 2nd printing Hardcover Very Good 
(no dust jacket) [solid copy, moderate wear to extremities, slight bumping to a couple of corners, white spine lettering partially rubbed away, a couple of small scuff marks on front cover]. Based on "over three years of research, observation and work in Hollywood [by] the author and a staff of social scientists which included two sociologists, an economist, a personnel expert, a statistician, a translator, and others," this was the first serious attempt to conduct an examination of Hollywood as a social system rather than an industry. The first section (on "the Movie Colony") analyzes such topics as sex, politics, nightlife, and superstitions, which the "Movie Makers" section focuses on the subcultures of producers, directors, writers, and actors. There are numerous appendices on topics ranging from the statistically sober ("Annual Earnings, Weekly Salaries, and Spending Patterns") to the somewhat offbeat ("Dogs, Yachts, Resorts" and "Fan Mail"). The book is engagingly written by Rosten (this was his first book to appear under his own name, and he would go on to a successful career as a novelist, screenwriter and humorist), but its publishers unfortunately took the enterprise a little too seriously in one particular way, that being their inclusion of a subjects-only index -- so even though there's a wealth of anecdotal information about numerous Hollywood denizens contained in the book, without a name index there's no easy way of getting at the various tidbits about, say, Mr. and Mrs. Basil Rathbone's parties or Hugh Herbert's parlor trick involving inserting a half-dollar into a pop bottle. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2814 Rosten, Norman Neighborhood Tales
New York George Braziller 1986 0-8076-1152-2 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj) Rita Pocock 
[good solid copy, top rear corner bumped; jacket moderately soiled, a couple of tiny tears at top of rear panel]. "With imaginative skill and generosity of spirit, Brooklyn's poet laureate Norman Rosten follows in the tradition of Walt Whitman and Sherwood Anderson to affectionately portray his life-long neighborhood and answer the question, finally, of what makes Brooklyn, Brooklyn." 
Price: 5.00 USD
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2815 Rostov, Mara Eroica
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons (c.1977) 0-399-11926-4 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj) Charles Mall 
[spine a little turned, otherwise a nice clean book with minimal shelfwear; jacket shows faint wear at top/bottom edges]. "A spellbinding tale of a German heiress' triumph over the legacy of Nazi genocide. Eroica von Heyditch knows little of sadness until she discovers her brother's lifeless body -- a tragic suicide. Destined now to inherit the von Heyditch business empire, Eroica becomes the focus of her father's fanatic commitment to the theory of Aryan superiority. With growing suspicions about the von Heyditch role in World War II, she turns to Jans, a young journalist, whose concern for the fragile girl blossoms into love. While protecting her from the grisly facts about her father's Nazi involvement, he infiltrates the von Heyditch hierarchy to discover a murderous worldwide conspiracy which would force Eroica, living or dead, to carry out her father's mad dreams of a 'final solution' to the Jewish problem." 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2816 Roszak, Theodore Flicker [Advance uncorrected proofs]
New York Summit Books (c.1991) NO Advance Uncorrected Proofs Softcover Near Fine 
[in printed illustrated wraps, with minor soiling to the bottom edge]. Advance copy of Roszak's tale of an Sixties/Seventies-era L.A. film buff who develops "a lifelong obsession with the mysterious Max Castle, a nearly forgotten genius of the silent screen who later became the greatest film noir director -- only to vanish in the 1940s, at the height of his powers." His quest for the truth behind Castle's mysterious disappearance takes him "from Hollywood's Poverty Row into the shadowy lore of ancient religious heresies. He encounters a cast of exotic characters, including Orson Welles and John Huston, who teach him that there's more to film than meets the eye." The cover design for this advance copy is different from the published version. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2817 Roszak, Theodore Flicker
Chicago Chicago Review Press 2005 1-55652-577-X 1st printing Softcover Near Fine 
[minor wear at extremities, light soiling to page edges, otherwise a good clean tight copy]. Trade PB Horror novel (sort of) about an L.A. film buff who develops an obsession with the life and work of a forgotten film director, a mysterious figure who vanished in the 1940s. "Max Castle," the director, is a sort of amalgam of F.W. Murnau and Edgar Ulmer, and the author gets the film-geek/ film-school milieu of the 60's and 70's dead-on. This paperback edition was issued when the book was "soon to be a major motion picture" directed by Darren Aronofsky, although as of mid-2007 that project was apparently placed on hold. It includes an 16-page appendix of "never-before-seen documents excluded from the original edition," the most interesting of which is a long 1972 letter from Edgar Ulmer to the book-within-the-book's author, in which Ulmer sets the record straight about his relationship with Max Castle, and about the latter's non-contributions to Ulmer's great film THE BLACK CAT. It's all completely made-up, of course, but still interesting to Ulmerites. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2818 Rotenberg, Mordechai Dia-Logo Therapy: Psychonarration and PaRDeS
New York/Westport CT/London Praeger 1991 0-275-92943-4 First Edition Hardcover Fine 
(no dust jacket, probably as issued) [nice clean as-new copy, clean text, no discernible wear]. From the author's preface: "The Jewish pluralistic interpretation system known under the acronym PaRDeS, which will be introduced in this book, entails the potential therapeutic bridge between the rational-material and the irrational-mystic worlds that I have sought ever since I first immersed myself in studies about the Judeo-Christian impact on Western social sciences in the early 1970s. I have thus devoted this book to the study of psychotherapy as a dual, or a 'dia-logic,' discourse between the rational-cognitive and the mystic-schizophrenic languages." (He also acknowledges that the book "was written immediately after my beloved youngest son, Boaz, was killed in action in the Israeli army, as a result of which I felt more than ever a need to relate to the world of the transcendental unknown.") 
Price: 80.00 USD
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2819 Roth, Matthue Never Mind the Goldbergs [*SIGNED*]
New York PUSH / Scholastic, Inc. 2005 0-439-69188-5 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (cover design) Steve Scott Signed by Author
[minor handling wear, tiny corner bends on a couple of pages; jacket shows very light surface wear, vertical crease in front flap]. INSCRIBED generically ("oy vey, dude!") and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page, apparently with a black sharpie which has bled through and slightly marked the title page. "The greatest Hollywood punk rock Orothodox Jewgirl story EVER TOLD! Don't this for a second that you know Hava or her place in the world. Yes, she's an Orthodox Jew. But that doesn't mean she can't rock out. (She just has to be careful about who she touches.)" Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2820 Rotha, Paul Documentary Film
New York W. W. Norton & Company 1938 NO Revised ed. Hardcover Very Good 
(no dust jacket) [solid copy, moderate wear at corners (light fraying), a bit of soiling to rear cover, light mottling on spine]. (B&W photographs) The first major history of documentary films, "written [per the author's foreword] to replace the theoretical discussions in [his earlier general history of the cinema] The Film Till Now." Preface by John Grierson. (This, the first American edition, is actually a revised edition of the earlier (1935) British book, although not stated as such in the book's front matter.) 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2821 Roueche, Berton Black Weather
New York Arbor House (c.1985, 1945) 0-87795-713-4 1st printing thus Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by (cover) Charles Goslin 
[very light edgewear, slight browning to page edges, soft short crease at top corner of front cover]. Trade PB Reprint (in the "Arbor House Library of Contemporary Americana" series) of the author's first novel, an overlooked noir gem. In his new introduction to this edition, John Brooks says: "This simple study of innocence pitted against malevolence stands in dazzling contrast to many of the bloated, overstated chillers of today. Here not a word seems dispensable; again and again we come upon the shock of recognition...a book that remains fresh forty years after its original publication." He is completely correct. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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2822 Roueche, Berton Fago
New York Harper & Row (c.1977) 0-06-013689-8 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj design) Geoffrey Moss 
[sharp-looking book, only the tiniest bit of shelfwear to bottom edge; jacket very clean, no significant wear but with some very minor wrinkling]. Suspense novel about a retired middle-class Long Island couple who plot a murder in order to improve their lot in life. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2823 Rougeau, Remy All We Know of Heaven
Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin Co. 2001 0-618-09499-7 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dj Illustrated by (dj design) Martha Kennedy 
[nice clean as-new copy, with the barest trace of handling wear to the jacket; book seems slightly twisted on its axis, not sure if this is a binding defect or whether it will straighten up with proper shelving over time]. "This luminous, revelatory novel by a cloistered monk traces a young man's search for wisdom among the inhabitants of a Cistercian monstery of the Strict Observance." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2824 Rounds, David Coalitions
New York Outerbridge & Dienstfrey 1970 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dj Illustrated by (dj design) Christopher Simon 
[trace of soiling on top edge; jacket rubbed, some wear along top edge, top of spine ragged with about 1/4" missing, a few holes at foldover edge of rear panel]. The author's first novel, set in Boston, centers around two interracial couples and climaxes in a dramatic civil rights demonstration. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2825 Rourke, Constance Mayfield Trumpets of Jubilee: Lyman Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry Ward Beecher, Horace Greeley, P.T. Barnum
New York Harcourt, Brace & Company 1927 NO First Edition Hardcover Good 
(no dust jacket) [Good only, due to splitting at front hinge; otherwise quite a decent copy, moderately shelfworn but internally quite clean, gilt lettering on spine rubbed but still readable]. (B&W photographs and prints) "Through the lives of these five characters, each of whom attained extraordinary popular power, [the author] reveals the social history of an epoch and uncovers the roots from which sprang many important elements of the present American scene." 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2826 Rovin, Jeff Of Mice and Mickey: The Complete Guide to the Mickey Mouse Club
New York Manor Books Inc. 1975 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
[nice clean copy with moderate edge/corner wear, faint crease in spine]. Mass Market PB (B&W photographs) 
Price: 13.00 USD
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2827 Rovin, Jeff Hollywood Detective: Garrison
New York Manor Books Inc. 1975 0552113131 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
[moderate edgewear, reading crease in spine, slight browning to pages]. Mass Market PB Murder mystery set in Hollywood in 1927; the title character is a private eye who works as a troubleshooter for the studio bosses, and winds up investigating the murder of one of them. The author, who's written quite a number of show-biz biographies and reference volumes, is pretty good with the background and general historical ambiance, and the narrative is peppered with the usual number of film-buffy references (a second unit director named "B. Reeves Canutt," that sort of thing), but the whole enterprise comes up short in comparison to Stuart Kaminsky's popular "Toby Peters" series, which came along just a couple of years later. (The Garrison character seems to have appeared in only one other book, published the same year; neither title is noted in Anthony Slide's Hollywood fiction bibliography.) 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2828 Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
New York Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic Press 1999 0-439-06486-4 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj design) Mary GrandPré and David Saylor 
[book slightly twisted on axis, previous owner's inked name at top of ffep, two shallow dents in bottom edge of rear cover, a couple of tiny spots on fore-edge; jacket shows just a trace of handling wear]. Mary GrandPré Nice-looking copy of the first American edition of the second HP book (the first printing, with complete number line and "First American edition, June 1999" statement); the jacket is the first-state jacket, without the "2" on the spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2829 Rubenstein, Shmuel The Kashrus Manual: A Compendium of Laws and Customs
Toronto University of Toronto Press Incorporated 2000 NO Unstated edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj 
[book is clean and flawless; jacket shows only light surface rubbing]. (pen and ink drawings) This book "takes you on a journey of discovery into the fascinating world of the Jewish dietary laws and their implementation in modern times. It explains in every detail everything you have ever wanted to know about kashrus and it opens your eyes to many issues and kashrus practices that most people are unaware of." (Most of the text is in English, with selected passages in Hebrew.) 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2830 Rupp, Richard H. Celebration in Postwar American Fiction 1945-1967
Coral Gables FL University of Miami Press (c.1970) Unstated ed Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dj 
[ex-library with typical markings (incl pocket on ffep, call number on DJ spine, stamp on top edge), but minor wear, a bit of pencil underlining; some damage to edges of jacket flaps (formerly glued down) & a little scarring to pastedowns, moderate edgewear]. "A new approach to the major works of James Agee, Saul Bellow, John Updike, Ralph Ellison, John Cheever, James Baldwin, Eudora Welty, J.D. Salinger, Bernard Malamud, Flannery O'Connor." 
Price: 6.00 USD
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2831 Ruryk, Jean Chicken Little Was Right
New York St. Martin's Press 1994 0-312-10952-0 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj) Russ Wilson 
[book is flawless except for a shallow dent in the rear cover; jacket also very nice, with slight dent in rear panel (matching book), minor crinkling in center of spine]. Catherine "Cat" Wilde, a sixtyish furniture restorer, turns to bank robbery in desperation following a series of personal disasters (her daughter and son-in-law are killed in an auto accident, and the son-in-law's family inherits the loan on her house and plans to foreclose). Unfortunately, the bank stickup (perpetrated with a toy knife filled with ketchup) doesn't quite go as planned: first, she takes a toddler as a hostage, then discovers that the kid's mother is on the run from an abusive husband -- so she ends up taking them in as her houseguests. The author's first novel 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2832 Rusi, Alpo M. After the Cold War: Europe's New Political Architecture
New York St. Martin's Press 1991 0-312-06114-5 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj 
[traces of handling wear to jacket]. "Calling for interdisciplinary approaches in analyzing international relations, [the author] provides exceptional new interpretations of the post-World War II history of the East-West conflict. In [this book], he charts the path toward the creation of new security systems, which, together with those already existing, should constitute the basis for a new peace order beyond bipolarity." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2833 Russcol, Herbert, and Margalit Banai Kilometer 95
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1958 First printing Hardcover Very Good- in Fair dj Illustrated by (dj) William Barss 
[book shows wear at top corners and top of spine, a couple of tiny dents at bottom; jacket heavily worn, with various small tears, small missin pieces, back cover heavily rubbed, etc.]. "The first novel to have come straight from inside the Israel of the late fifties, and to shed light on the border clashes leading up to the Sinai War between Israel and Egypt. It provides a moving, fascinating picture of life as it is right now, today, in Tel Aviv and on the Gaza border." 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2834 Russell, Francis Sacco & Vanzetti: The Case Resolved
New York Harper & Row (c.1986) 0-06-015524-8 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj design) Irving Freeman 
[nice copy, tight and clean, appears unread, no discernible wear; jacket has a tiny bit of wrinkling at bottom left-hand corner of front panel, otherwise bright and clean]. The author "set out some twenty-five years ago to write the book that would prove conclusively the innocence of Sacco and Vanzetti, but in his research he found the evidence against them overwhelming. Instead, his book 'Tragedy in Dedham,' which appeared in 1962, was one of the first direct challenges to the theory of their innocence. Since then many other books have been written preserving the theory of their innocence, but no one has ever known with absolute certainty the truth of the case -- no one, that is, but the accomplices to the crime. Now, for the first time, new evidence has become available: the opened FBI files on the case, new ballistics tests on Sacco's pistol, private papers recently released. But most startling of all is the revelation from the son of one of Sacco's closest anarchist associates, a man who had kept the ancient Sicilian code of silence for sixty years, and whose son now feels compelled to tell the truth." (Honestly -- kids today!) 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2835 Russell, John Henry Green: Nine Novels and an Unpacked Bag
New Brunswick NJ Rutgers University Press 1960 1st (unstated) Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dj 
(price-clipped) [bottom edges of boards soiled, lower corners bumped, 1 pg torn & tape-repaired; DJ rubbed, soiled, several small chips/tears]. Not a biography, but a study of the works of "one of the most original of twentieth-century British novelists--a writer who has practiced anonymity almost to the point of invisibility." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2836 Russell, Ruth Lake Front
Chicago Thomas S. Rockwell Company 1931 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Fair dj Illustrated by Ruth Kellogg 
[good solid copy, top edge darkened but patterned cloth covers clean & attractive; jacket is missing an irregular strip (about six inches long and 1/2" wide at its widest) along the fore-edge of the front panel, and a couple of small pieces along the top edge]. (woodcuts) A sort of kaleidoscopic-historical-fiction kind of a thing, set in Chicago and environs, with stories, or vignettes, or whatever they are, presented chronologically and dated from 1675 through 1894. The author, a native of the city, was a newspaper reporter whose extensive knowledge of its history began with recollections of "long twilight-hour discussions with my grandmother, who came here in 1836." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2837 Russell, Sandi Render Me My Song: African-American Women Writers from Slavery to the Present
New York St. Martin's Press (c.1990) 0-312-05288-X First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj) David Tamura 
[tight clean copy, minimal shelfwear, faint smudge on fore-edge, very light tanning to page edges; jacket has a small tear and some associated wrinkling at top of rear panel, teensy-tiny tears at a couple of corners]. "The first history of black women writers in America," from Phyllis Wheatley through Ntozake Shange. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2838 Rutman, Leo 5 Good Boys
New York The Viking Press 1982 0-670-31704-7 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj design) Bob Silverman 
[good solid copy, slight browning to top page edges, slight fading to boards along top/bottom edges; jacket faintly soiled, very minor chipping at top of spine]. A novel obviously inspired by the New York college basketball point-shaving scandal of the early 1950s. "A driven coach forges five good boys from the playgrounds and ghettos of Brooklyn and the Bronx into possibly the best team ever to play college basketball, a team that will win both the NCAA and NIT championships. The boys are street-smart but not wise enough to resist the easy money that comes from winning--by not too many points." [The non-fiction companion to this volume would be the classic "The Game They Played" by Stanley Cohen.] 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2839 Ruyslinck, Ward (translated from the Dutch by David Smith) Golden Ophelia
London Peter Owen 1975 (c.1966) 0-7206-0064-2 1st U.K. ed Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj design) Keith Cunningham 
[minimal wear to book; jacket mildly rubbed, one short irregular closed tear at top of front panel]. "The story of Stefan Pielek, a florist, who has watched plastic flowers replace the genuine, scented blooms he loves so much. Disenchanted with life, he applies for official permission to kill himself. Then he meets his Golden Ophelia, the most perfect rose of all, and briefly finds love in a world of materialism, cruelty and treachery, before that world reasserts itself..." The second of this author's novels to appear in English. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2840 Ryan, Conall House of Cards
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1989 0-394-57214-9 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj) John Howard 
[tight copy, faint soiling to top edge, bottom corners lightly bumped; jacket shows a little surface wear, slight wrinkling along top edge]. "Martin Oakes is a professional poker player -- cool, mysterious, ever appraising the hand life deals him. Martin Oakes never loses. He lives with his adored wife, Jennifer, outside Boston, where he has begun to develop a sideline that will shortly become central: he teaches problem kids how to play poker." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2841 Ryan, J.M. The Rat Factory
Englewood Cliffs NJ Prentice-Hall, Inc. (c.1971) 0-13-753079-X First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dj 
[solid copy, light soiling/spotting to page edges; jacket worn and soiled, with various tears and general scrunching at spine extremities, ragged tear (internally tape-repaired) at upper corner of rear panel, spine scuffed and moderately faded]. A wonderfully savage satire of Walt Disney, here fictionally rendered as rampaging egomaniac Wade Ezekial Sampson, "creator of Ricky Rat, Dizzy Duck, Dirty Dog, Halfwit Hog, and a host of America's other favorite little cartoon animals." The action takes place during the 1930's, as the protagonist -- an ambitious young inbetweener named Ambrose, who hails from Bozeman, Montana -- gets involved in the studio's labor troubles. Hollywood fiction bibliographer Anthony Slide notes that "the novel presents a frightening and surrealistic view of Los Angeles, where police brutality is the norm and anything unpleasant, such as an earthquake, is not reported in the newspapers for fear of scaring away Easterners." Whatever the book may lack in historical verisimilitude, however, is more than compensated for by sheer outrageousness. Rather a tough book to find; when I first listed a copy for sale, some years ago, I speculated that "perhaps Uncle Walt has been buying up every available copy from beyond the grave." I was joking, although that hasn't stopped other booksellers from taking my comment with a straight face and suggesting that there actually has been some kind of Disney corporate conspiracy to "suppress" the book. Far as I know, 'tain't so, McGee. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2842 Ryan, John Joseph The Maggie Murphy
New York W. W. Norton & Company (c.1951) First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dj 
[good sound copy, minor wear to spine extremities, light dust-soiling to top edge, one-time owner's signature in pencil on ffep; jacket lightly soiled, a few tiny tears here and there, a bit faded at spine, faint dampstain near top of front panel]. The vessel referred to in the book's title "was the fantastic craft in which John Ryan and his friend Ed Braddock sailed from Puget Sound up to the fishing waters of Alaska. After hearing tall tales and get-rich-quick stories, they made up their minds that they were going to spend at least one season as big-time fishermen. They combed the beaches and tide flats near Tacoma for a suitable derelict. They found one. And for well over a year they worked day and night on the weather-worn hulk, patching, repairing, replacing, shoring, fabricating and creating a sea-going boat. [But] their make-shift masterpiece had one failing. It was irreparably lop-sided -- four inches wider on one side than on the other -- a misalignment acquired during the years the old hull had been ly8ing on its port side in the mud. However, by dint of prodigious bailing and the grace of God, John and Ed managed to get to Alaska. They fished with the best of them and packed a lifetime of entertainment and adventure into a few months." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2843 Ryan, Will, ed. Flip: The Elmo Aardvark Newsletter (Vol. 1, No. 3; 1994)
Los Angeles Animatoon Press (c.1994) (Vol. 1, No. 3) Stapled wraps Fine 
[as new]. (B&W drawings) "Now combined with The Journal of Animated Discourse," sez the cover, the combination explained in an editorial note as the publishers' attempt "to cross-pollinate these two distinct readerships and create an expanded intellectual universe for all." The entire journal -- all 16 pages of it -- is devoted to learned and scholarly discussion of the ouevre of the entirely fictional Elmo Aardvark Studios. The whole thing is a pretty good gag, complete with a filmography of the "Snappytoons" (Elmo Aardvark musical cartoons of the 1930s) and an utterly sincere-sounding call on behalf of The Elmo Aardvark Archives (headquartered in Cleveland) for the donation "films, posters, merchandise, recordings and anything else that related to the famous aardvark star or the other characters and activities of the Elmo Aardvark Studios." (There's also a jibe at the Disney studio for its "apparent refusal to credit the true originators of its most famous star," which is alleged to be correctly spelled "Micky Mouse" -- and just to sweeten the spoof, one genuine no-joke article about the state of preservation of the silent film work of Winsor McCay, by UCLA film archivist Jere Guldin.) 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2844 Rybczynski, Witold City Life: Urban Expectations in a New World
New York Harpercollins 1995 0-684-81302-5 1st printing Softcover Near Fine 
Near Fine [bottom corners slightly bumped]. Trade PB 
Price: 5.00 USD
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2845 Rybczynski, Witold Taming the Tiger: The Struggle to Control Technology
New York The Viking Press 1983 0-670-69359-6 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj 
[nice clean copy, minor bumping at top of spine; jacket shows mild surface wear, a little wear along top edge, a couple of tiny tears and a bit of dog-earing at top of spine]. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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2846 Ryerson, Florence, and Colin Clements Harriet [*SIGNED* by Helen Hayes]
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1943 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
(no dust jacket) [moderate overall wear, a solid copy but with some unfortunate damage to the lower rear corner (about 1/4-inch of board exposed), and some staining across the lower edge of the rear cover]. (B&W photo frontispiece) SIGNED/INSCRIBED by the co-author (Colin Clements) on the ffep, and additionally SIGNED and dated 1944 by legendary actress Helen Hayes on the second fep. Hayes starred in the play on Broadway, in the title role of Harriet Beecher Stowe. In addition, there is a note card from Mr. Clements glued to the front pastedown, in which he writes to the book's inscribee: "If you should see Harriet in New York this winter please go back after the play and say hello to Helen Hayes for us. She, too, knows Booth Tarkington. I wish we did. / Colin." It seems that the book's owner carried out this request, and no doubt obtained Hayes's signature at that time. Signed by One Author 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2847 Sabastien, Inez Don Juan: A Story of the Greatest Lover of All Ages; Based on the Motion Picture Story
New York Jacobsen Publishing Company, Inc. (c.1926) NO First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Poor dj 
[book a little shelfworn, but binding intact (more than one usually finds with these cheaply-produced volumes), one-time owner's signature and date on ffep; the jacket is mostly complete but is in three pieces, held together only by the mylar jacket cover]. (Warner Bros. Classics of the Screen) Series Novelization of the 1926 film starring John Barrymore and Mary Astor, the first full-length feature presented in Vitaphone -- in this instance used only to provide a synchronized musical score and sound effects, not yet spoken dialogue (that would have to wait about another year, for the appearance of "The Jazz Singer"). This "off-brand" photoplay edition series, published by Jacobsen (earlier Jacobsen-Hodgkinson) from 1925 to about 1928, was primarily issued in softcover, with selected titles also given hardcover printings; all the hardcover editions are exceedingly scarce, all the more so in jackets. (The softcover issues seem to have used the series title "Popular Plays and Screen Library," although this particular volume is designated as part of the "Warner Bros. Classics of the Screen" series.) Please note that unlike the Grosset & Dunlap and A.L. Burt photoplay editions, this volume contains no stills from the film; the rear jacket panel design, however, incorporates five small images. Also NOTE that no attempt has been made to repair or restore this dust jacket, i.e. there is no tape affixed, nor anything else that would prevent a proper restoration effort (and, as noted, the jacket is almost all there). 
Price: 300.00 USD
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2848 Sabastien, Inez Men Call It Love
New York The Macaulay Company (c.1926) NO First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
(no dust jacket) [nice-looking copy, teensy-tiny bump to bottom front corner, very light soiling to covers]. (B&W frontispiece) A novel of adulterous goings-on, with a terrific dedication: "To all the women who have said: 'I wish I was my husband's mistress, instead of his wife.'" 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2849 Sabatini, Rafael In the Shadow of the Guillotine; comprising: Scaramouche; The Marquis of Carabas; The Lost King [Omnibus Edition]
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1956 (c.1955) 1st U.S. edition? (see note) Hardcover Very Good+ in Fair dj Illustrated by [Val] Biro 
[solid book, light soiling to page edges, small tear at bottom of ffep, a couple of tiny nicks in cloth at edge of front cover; jacket has been nibbled at by some insect, apparently, resulting in several holes along the front hinge, another at right-hand side of front panel, various other small tears and nicks, still reasonably presentable in new jacket protector]. Third volume in the "Omnibus Edition" of Sabatini's works, containing three books tied together by their French Revolution background. (Note that the despite the Boston imprint, the copyright page states "Printed in Great Britain," and the jacket bears no printed price.) 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2850 Sachar, Louis Dogs Don't Tell Jokes
New York Alfred A. Knopf (c.1991) 0-679-82017-5 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj) Jim Warren 
[nice tight clean copy, no discernible wear; jacket shows a tiny bit of wear at extremities]. About a starry-eyed 12-year-old misfit with dreams of becoming a stand-up comic, who hopes to make a spectacular debut at his junior high school talent show. One of my daughter's favorite books (ask her). 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2851 Sadleir, Michael These Foolish Things
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1937 1st (U.S.) edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
(no dust jacket) [solid, clean book, minor shelfwear, very slight bump to bottom rear corner]. Romantic reverie by this noted British publisher and bibliophile, best known (if known at all these days) for his scandalous 1940 novel "Fanny by Gaslight." (The book's title derives from a Irving Berlin song, musically quoted preceding the half-title page.) 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2852 Sager, Carole Bayer Extravagant Gestures [*SIGNED*]
New York Arbor House (c.1985) 0-87795-765-7 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj Signed by Author
[nice clean copy, no discernible wear; jacket shows minor wear at corners, a bit of wrinkling at bottom of rear panel]. INSCRIBED warmly and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. First novel, about a troubled mother-daughter relationship, by the noted songwriter, which "vibrates with the energy of the characters and the worlds she writes about: New York and Los Angeles, media celebrity, fast-track careers, and lives that are glamorous, comical, and poignant." Jacket blurbs by Erica Jong and Neil Simon. Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2853 Sailor, Charles The Second Son
New York Avon Books (c.1979) NO Book Club Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj 
[nice clean copy, light wear at spine ends and bottom corners, bookplate on front pastedown; jacket bright and attractive, minor wear at extremities, one itsy-bitsy tear at top of spine, light rubbing/soiling to rear panel]. "Exclusive Hardcover Edition for Members Only"; originally issued as a paperback original, with this printing being the only hardcover edition. Novel about a construction worker who survives a 24-story fall and finds himself with Christ-like powers; apparently has something of a cult following. An exceptionally nice copy of a book that generally does not wear well. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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2854 Sainer, Arthur Zero Dances: A Biography of Zero Mostel
New York Limelight Editions 1998 0-87910-096-6 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj) Zina Saunders 
[nice clean copy, very light bumps to a couple of corners, otherwise no significant wear; jacket shows light surface handing wear only]. (B&W photographs) "The unconventional biography he deserves," per the jacket blurb. The author's "research, particularly among members of the Mostel family, has been prodigious and the facts of Zero's life are here. But the author does not hesitate to speculate when the facts are not known, to digress when there is a good story to tell, to flash backward and forward in time, even to imagine a dialogue between Zero and Woody Allen. If he sometimes defies custom, he does so reflecting the spirit of his subject, a man who in his work and his life recognized few boundaries." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2855 Salas, Floyd Buffalo Nickel: A Memoir
Houston Arte Publico Press 1992 1-55885-049-X 1st (unstated) Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dj 
["COURTESY OF ARTE PUBLICO PRESS" stamped on top edge; DJ has a few small wrinkles & tears, some scuffing to rear panel]. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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2856 Sale, Richard Is a Ship Burning?
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1938 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
(orange cloth; no dust jacket) [review copy with publisher's slip affixed to ffep; exceptionally clean copy, minimal wear, spine cloth a little faded, faint crescent mark (beverage ring?) stain at top edge of front cover]. Novel of a shipboard disaster in the Caribbean, by the author of "Not Too Narrow, Not Too Deep," who later went on to a notable career as a Hollywood screenwriter and sometime producer/director. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2857 Sale, Richard The Oscar
New York Simon & Schuster 1963 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj design) Paul Bacon 
[good solid copy, minor shelfwear, very light browning/soiling to page edges; jacket shows light soiling, minor wear along top and bottom edges]. "A dramatic and explosive novel about Hollywood's most glittering prize"; basis for the so-bad-it's-really-entertaining 1966 film of the same name -- which was nominated for (but didn't win) two Academy Awards: Art Direction (Color) and Costume Design (Color). But it's an honor just to be nominated, right? 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2858 Sale, Richard Lazarus #7 (An Inner Sanctum Mystery)
New York Simon and Schuster 1942 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dj 
[solid, square copy, a couple of mildly bumped corners, very faint beverage ring stain on front cover; jacket heavily worn at extremities (a bit of paper loss at all corners), a few small edge-tears, wrinkling]. Excellent Hollywood mystery novel with elements of the fantastic, revolving around a quack doctor's experimental raising of dogs from the dead. The author was a pulp writer turned novelist/screenwriter, who later turned to directing as well. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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2859 Salisbury, Harrison E. To Moscow -- and Beyond: A Reporter's Narrative [*SIGNED*]
New York Harper & Brothers (c.1960) NO First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj Signed by Author
[nice solid copy with minimal wear, a touch of soiling to bottom of text block, tiny scrape mark on ffep; jacket shows very light soiling, sliglht wear at bottom front corner of front panel, short closed (repaired) tear at top of spine]. (B&W photographs, endpaper maps) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the second front endpaper: "March 28th 1960 / To Florence Henderson -- / With warmest regards / Harrison E. Salisbury." "Barred from Russia for five years, the author -- Russian-speaking, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times -- returned to a 'new' Russia in 1959. Based in Moscow, he traveled 30,000 iles, including a trip to Outer Mongolia and two trips to Siberia. His personal story not only reveals Russia and the Russians of today; it also deals with many riddles of the future, including Russia's relationship with China, and provides a close-up of Khrushchev." Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2860 Sallis, James A Few Last Words
New York The Macmillan Company (c.1970) NO First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj design) Colos 
[nice clean copy, slight fading to cloth at top/bottom edges, tiny smudge on top edge near spine, one-inch surface scratch (not a puncture) on ffep, also visible on half-title and title pages; jacket has small tears at a couple of extremities, minor rubbing/soiling]. The author's first book, "A Parable and a Prophecy," in which he "takes up a number of themes from the range and variety of speculative fiction [and] writes about the intimate textures of life on worlds vastly different from our own and on some which are disturbingly similar." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2861 Sallo, Jacob The Most Beautiful Woman
New York Vantage Press (c.1955) First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) Dick Francis 
[a bit of wear and light bumping at spine ends, top front corner also very slightly bumped; jacket age-toned, with a bit of wear at extremities, small tears with slight paper loss at top of spine, small stain at bottom edge of rear panel]. A "strange and fascinating novel [about] an illegitimate child who becomes a modern Jezebel. Through the clever use of her angelic, innocent-seeming beauty, Edna Mae conquers, then destroys, all who cross her path. In Farmdale, town of her birth, she becomes notorious as the cause of a triple tragedy: the deaths of the doctor's son, of her youthful lover, and of his father -- all in one night." The Chicago-born author's idea of authentic, down-home Farmdale dialogue appears to have been primarily the substitution of "ya" for "you" at every opportunity; I suspect he'd never been much farther south than Garfield Blvd. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2862 Sanchez-Biosca, Vicente, ed. Archivos de la Filmoteca (issue no. 40, Febrero/February 2002)
Valencia (Spain) Institut Valencia de Cinematografia 2002 NO (No. 40) Journal Near Fine 
[minor surface wear to covers]. (B&W photographs) Spanish film journal. Includes: several articles on the film work of Spanish playwright Enrique Jardiel Poncela; an examination of "the national identity of Marlene Dietrich from Weimar to World War II; the genesis of Sergei Eisenstein's QUE VIVA MEXICO; the films of Emilio (Indio) Fernandez; the technological, economic and ideological battle waged by European and Hollywood film industries as they strove to dominate the Latin American market in the years 1930 through 1942; and the uncomfortable relationship between futbol (soccer) and the cinema. The primary text is entirely in Spanish, although each article is accompanied by a brief abstract in English. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2863 Sand, Margaret The Chanting of Children
New York Coward, Mccann & Geoghegan (c.1978) 0-698-10859-0 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj) Norm Walker 
[book is tight and clean, appears unread; jacket mildly worn along top edge, one tiny tear at top rear]. The author's first novel, in which a woman returns to her hometown to claim a family inheritance, but "finds that she must first lay to rest the tormented spirits of her youth in this harrowing novel of supernatural terror and suspense." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2864 Sandberg, Neil C. Jewish Life in Los Angeles
Lanham MD University Press of America (c.1986) 0-8191-5439-3 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj 
[nice clean copy, minor shelfwear; jacket shows some edgewear, small tear and associated creasing at top of rear panel]. (tables) "The experience of the Los Angeles Jewish community, the second largest Jewish population in the world, offers a case study of what is happening to Jews throughout the United States. This volume, based on sociological research into a community which carries within it the seeds of American Jewry's future, examines the attitudes behind these current trends." 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2865 Sanders, Jacquin Freakshow
New York Macfadden Books (60-219) 1965 (c.1954) 1st printing thus Softcover Very Good+ 
[nice tight cover, light soiling to covers, minor edgewear, original price on front cover blacked out]. Mass Market PB "The strange, shocking love affair between a brawling wrestler in a third-rate carnival and the star female attraction of the carnival's freakshow" -- to wit, The Fish Girl, "beautiful but born with stumps for arms," said romance being complicated by the presence of her husband, The Fish Boy, "a gnarled, sadistic gnome who hated the world." (Well, come on, wouldn't you, especially if your wife had the hots for a wrestler?) Despite the lurid paperbackism of all that, the book was pretty well-reviewed as a picture of carny life at the time of its original hardcover publication in 1954, and is now considered a bit of a classic. "Mr. Sanders will make you sweat," said the New York Times, no less, and Variety called it "an uncorseted picture of all the shady practices on the more malodorous midways of the country." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2866 Sanders, Jacquin Look to Your Geese: A Novel of the Deflowering of New England
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons (c.1960) NO First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) Robert Galster 
[moderate shelfwear, some spotting/soiling to top edge of text block; jacket has some shallow chipping along top edge, general edgewear, sun-browning to spine, light overall soiling]. Satirical novel set in "the not-so-staid Puritan community of Gruel, Massachusetts," and presenting (per the jacket blurb) "the wildest, funniest, least probable adventure into the past since Mark Twain told the real story of olde King Arthur." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2867 Sanford, John A Very Good Land to Fall With: Scenes from the Life of an American Jew, Volume 3 [*SIGNED* (see note)]
Santa Rosa CA Black Sparrow Press 1987 0-87685-713-5 First Edition Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
[moderately worn copy, light exterior soiling, light dampstain at bottom corner of first few pages, "#3" written at top of spine, minor annotations in text on a few pages]. Trade PB Covers the years 1936 to 1945 in the life of the author and his wife, screenwriter Marguerite (Maggie) Roberts. Among the numerous subjects included are the author's memories of Nathanael West, and in particular of learning about West's death in 1940. This copy is SIGNED by Sanford on the title page, and also SIGNED by Maggie Roberts (who also added the words, beneath her signature, "Wife of John Sanford") at the bottom of the biography of Sanford in the back of the book. Signed by Author 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2868 Sangster, Jimmy Your Friendly Neighbourhood Death Pedlar
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1972 (c.1971) 0-396-06508-2 1st U.S. ed Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj 
[nice clean copy, minimal wear, faint price-sticker residue on ffep; jacket worn along edges, chipping & a little paper loss at spine ends, 3/4" closed tear at bottom of rear panel]. "With his biting satire of life in general and the armaments trade in particular, [the author] tells a tale of pure entertainment for any reader bewildered by the disastrous lengths to which a man can bring himself, or be brought by statesmen." Interesting cartoon-y jacket illustration, uncredited and unsigned. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2869 Sangster, Margaret E. Reluctant Star
Philadelphia Macrae Smith Company 1940 NO First Edition Hardcover Good in Fair dj 
[ex-rental library book, worn but not excessively so, with staining to endpapers, rubber-stamped library info (Hanna Libraries, Cleveland, Ohio) on front pastedown, various other signs of its previous life; the jacket is kind of a mess, trimmed a little at top and bottom edges, securely glued down at flaps, with gunky black residue along the top and bottom edges from the (now removed) old jacket protector; on the plus side, however, the front panel illustration is for the most part unblemished]. Novel about a woman who breaks free from "fourteen years of the boss's orders [and] of neat rooming houses and cheap meals" by cashing out all her savings and hitting the road in her own car. "Adventure she found, and romance, too, as you'll soon discover when you read this highly diverting, often tender and moving story of a quiet little secretary who knew what she wanted -- even though she didn't know how to get it, or quite what to do with it after she had it." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2870 Sansom, G.B. An Historical Grammar of Japanese
Oxford Oxford University Press, At the Clarendon Press 1928 First Edition Hardcover Good 
(no dust jacket) [former property (marked with attractive bookplate proclaiming such) of Army Language School, Presidio of Monterey, California; puckering to cloth on front cover, gouge-wound to spine (in middle of title, unfortunately), spine turned, moderate bumping to bottom corners, a bit of soiling to page edges]. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2871 Sansweet, Stephen J. Star Wars Scrapbook: The Essential Collection
San Francisco Chronicle Books (c.1998) 0811820602 First Edition Hardcover Fine 
(pictorial boards; spiral binding, no dust jacket, as issued) [beautiful copy, essentially as-new, with the faintest bit of scuffing to the front cover, but NO remainder or other marks, and no significant wear]. (color photographs, other illustrations) "Why STAR WARS?" asks the author/collector in his introduction to this lavishly-illustrated tribute to his own accumulative obsession. "Now that's a question I could answer for days." I'll bet he could, and has. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2872 Santa Barbara Museum of Art Painting Today and Yesterday in the United States; the opening exhibition of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Museum of Art 1941 NO First Edition Softcover Good+ Illustrated by (cover design) Joseph Edward Knowles 
[front cover rubbed and edgeworn; title handwritten in blue ink on otherwise plain white spine]. (B&W plates) The catalog for the opening exhibition (June 5-Sept. 1, 1941) of the still-thriving Santa Barbara Museum of Art. The catalog lists 137 works by over 1 10 artists, and there are black-and-white reproductions of 29 pieces, by Gilbert Stuart, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, Max Weber, Edward Hopper, and others. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2873 Santomauro, Mary The Rest of the Afternoon Was Watermelon
Port Washington NY Ashley Books Inc. (ca. 1978) 0879491205 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj 
[slight wear at base of spine, gift inscription on ffep; jacket shows a bit of soiling, slight wear at top corners, 1/2" closed tear at top of spine]. Episodic novel (I guess) of farm life in Colorado during the 1930's. (If the author is drawing from her own experiences, it isn't made clear by the jacket text; the narrator is Beth, the next-to-youngest child of the McMurray family.) 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2874 Sarkissian, Henry A. Tales of 1,001 Iranian Days [*SIGNED*]
New York Vantage Press (c.1981) 0-533-04476-6 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dj Signed by Author
[no discernible wear to book; rear panel of jacket a little scuffed and soiled, tiny nick at top of rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on a blank page preceding the half-title page. Episodic memoir by "an Armenian-born man who has spent nearly his entire life in Iran," specifically Tehran. "Beginning in the 1920s with the Copperfield-like account of his birth, the author spans fifty years of Iranian history with his anecdotes and life story." Laid in are two items: a handwritten note from the author to the book's inscribee (a newspaper critic who he hopes will review the book) and a mimeographed errata sheet. Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2875 Saroyan, William Get Away Old Man: A Play in Two Acts
New York Harcourt, Brace & Company (c.1944) NO First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
(no dust jacket) [nice copy, no significant wear, light spotting on front cover]. In the wake of M-G-M's refusal to let Saroyan direct the film version of his novel "The Human Comedy," the bitter author poured his bile against Hollywood into this play, in which an idealistic author is pitted against a crass movie studio head. The latter character was quite obviously patterned after Louis B. Mayer; the former (a surrogate for Saroyan) was played by Richard Widmark in the orignal Broadway production, which ran for only thirteen performances. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2876 Sarris, Andrew The American Cinema: Directors and Directions, 1929-1968
New York E.P. Dutton & Co. 1968 NO 1st Edition (see notes) Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by (cover design) Milton Glaser 
[a beautiful clean book, with just the teensiest bit of wear along the top edge of the front cover and a minor bump at the top front hinge]. Trade PB One of the most influential and frequently-referenced (by both devotees and detractors) of all critical/historical film texts -- nothing less, in fact, than the Bible of the American branch of the Church of the Auteur. No matter what direction the later critical assessment of any given director might haven taken, for those who first encountered this book within the first decade or so after its publication it's always been nearly impossible to avoid thinking of, say, John Huston's work as "Less Than Meets the Eye," Mitchell Leisen as "Lightly Likable," or Richard Brooks as a purveyor of "Strained Seriousness." And even though Sarris himself re-assessed various filmmakers (both upward and downward) in subsequent years, it's worth noting that every one of the directors he placed in his "Pantheon" remains worthy of that ranking today. This particular copy, it's to be noted, apparently failed to lure its previous owner(s) into the lap of auteurism, for it remains in virtually brand-new condition -- with an uncreased spine and nary a thumb-smudge or dog-eared page corner to be seen. [NOTE that although this is a stated "First Edition," and is also designated "A Dutton Paperback Original," there was a hardcover edition issued as well, and as far as I know no precedence, i.e. no "true first," has been determined. But the paperback edition was the one that EVERYBODY had, back in the day.] 
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2877 Sarris, Andrew The American Cinema: Directors and Directions, 1929-1968
New York E.P. Dutton & Co. 1968 NO First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj design) Milton Glaser 
(price-clipped) [a nice clean book, inside and out, with just the lightest traces of handling wear; jacket shows minor edgewear, very light soiling, slight fading at spine]. The uncommon hardcover issue of one of the most influential and frequently-referenced (by both devotees and detractors) of all critical/historical film texts -- nothing less, in fact, than the Bible of the American branch of the Church of the Auteur. No matter what direction the later critical assessment of any given director might haven taken, for those who first encountered this book within the first decade or so after its publication it's always been nearly impossible to avoid thinking of, say, John Huston's work as "Less Than Meets the Eye," Mitchell Leisen as "Lightly Likable," or Richard Brooks as a purveyor of "Strained Seriousness." And even though Sarris himself re-assessed various filmmakers (both upward and downward) in subsequent years, it's worth noting that every one of the directors he placed in his "Pantheon" remains worthy of that ranking today. Befitting its enormous influences, it was selected for inclusion in the groundbreaking 1993 bibliography, "100 Books on Hollywood & the Movies." [Back in my day, virtually everybody I knew had the paperback edition, apparently issued simultaneously with the hardcover -- it was even designated as "A Dutton Paperback Original," and with a "First Edition" statement on the copyright page. As far as I know, however, no precedence, i.e. no "true first," has been determined.] 
Price: 200.00 USD
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2878 Satterthwait, Walter Wall of Glass
New York St. Martin's Press (c.1987) 0-312-01530-5 2nd printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj) Bob Newman 
[nice tight clean copy (NO remainder mark), appears unread; no significant wear to either book; jacket has tiny abrasion at top front hinge, otherwise flawless]. The author's first novel, set in Santa Fe, New Mexico, introduced the character of P.I. Jonathan Croft, who featured in five subsequent books. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2879 Satterthwait, Walter Cavalcade [*SIGNED*]
New York Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Minotaur 2005 0-312-33974-7 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj design) David Baldeosingh Rotstein Signed by Author
[very nice book, just the teensiest bump to one bottom corner, otherwise flawless; jacket shows only the slightest traces of handling wear]. SIGNED and DATED (8/11/06) by the author on the title page. Third book in the author's Pinkerton series, in which agents Jane Turner and Philip Beaumont are sent to Germany in 1923, to track down an assassin who has attempted to kill an obscure young political leader named Adolf Hitler. Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2880 Savage, Mary (pseud. for Mary Dresser) A Likeness to Voices
New York Dodd, Mead & Company (A Torquil Book) (c.1963) First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) Si Coleman 
[mild wear at extremities, gift inscription on ffep, minor soiling on fore-edge, pp. 89-120 browned at page edges (this seems to have been a characteristic of this book); jacket moderately edgeworn, minor chipping/paper loss at spine ends, a couple of small tears at edges of rear panel]. "When Stanley Withers loses his third job in five years, his wife decides it is time she took a hand. But the methods she uses and the assistants she employs are highly unorthodox, to say the least, resulting in a tale of modern witchcraft inolving one of the most talented and trouble-prone cats ever to survive 2,000 life cycles." Alternate chapters are narrated by said cat, "Rasputin" by name. Terrific jacket illustration depicts a man and woman as puppets on strings, observed by a large, evil-looking cat. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2881 Saxton, Mark The Islar: A Narrative of Lang III
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1969 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) Samuel Bryant 
[nice clean copy with no signifcant wear to book; jacket has small tears (internally tape-repaired) at both ends of spine, moderate surface wear and what looks like possible laminate-peeling]. The first of several sequels to the famous 1942 fantasy, Austin Wright's "Islandia," about "an imaginary country that has become as real to its readers as it was to its creator." This novel, which continues the "modern myth," is narrated by Lang III, grandson of the original ruler of Islandia, who "tells of the crucial events going on today in his beleaguered country." 
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2882 Sayles, John Pride of the Bimbos
Boston Atlantic-Little, Brown (c.1975) 0-316-77230-5 First Edition Hardcover Good in Fair dj Illustrated by (dj design) Paul Bacon 
[reading copy ONLY, an ex-library book with typical markings (incl. giant DISCARD stamps on top and bottom edges and both endpapers, pocket on rear fep), scarring to pastedowns from peeling-up of formerly glued-down jacket protector flaps; jacket moderately soiled, and the spine is a mess, badly torn with some paper loss]. Sayles' first novel, about an itinerant five-man softball team that tours the Deep South in drag. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2883 Sayles, John Union Dues
Boston Atlantic Monthly Press/Little, Brown and Company (c.1977) 0-316-77231-3 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj design) Paul Bacon 
[tight, unread copy, with just minor dust-soiling to top edge; jacket shows a bit of wear at corners and spine ends]. The author-filmmaker's second novel, set in the revolutionary underground in Boston in the late 1960s. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2884 Scarborough, Dorothy Impatient Griselda
New York/London Harper & Brothers 1927 NO Later Printing (H-B) Hardcover Good 
(no dust jacket) [worn copy, binding intact, a fair amount of soiling to covers, staining to top edge of text block (not affecting the interior of the book), crimping to spine ends, light bumping at all corners]. The third novel by this Texas folklorist and author, best known for her 1925 novel "The Wind." The story concerns a woman who marries a parson whose wife has died in childbirth; she finds herself primarily a nursemaid for the surviving daughter, who grows up to be an arrogant and unscrupulous young woman, who goes off to New York and Paris, but eventually returns in time to steal the fiancee of the wife's other (biological) daughter, and run off again. The book has a memorable opening line: "Irene Robeline was sitting up with the corpse." (And by the way, there is no character named Griselda: the book's title is a riff on a folkloric figure who is noted for her patience and obedience -- just as the character of the daughter is named "Lilith" to evoke the Biblical character of that name.) [The H-B code indicates a printing date of August 1927, i.e. the same month in which the first printing appeared.] 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2885 Scarborough, Harold E. The Immortals
New York D. Appleton and Company 1924 NO First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj) C. Morse 
[spine a little turned, tiny stain on front cover, minor soiling to bottom page edges, vintage price sticker (from the famous San Francisco department store The White House) on rear pastedown; jacket moderately worn, with various small tears and chips, small piece missing from top right-hand corner of front panel, a little paper loss at base of spine Novel dealing with a Russian biologist/inventor who's working, with the financial backing of a wealthy industrialist, to develop a secret elixir of immortality, and who, "having astounded the world by apparently proving his claims, gets as far as actually inoculating a Member of Parliament, a famous actress, and a 'pussyfoot' agent with his discovery." ("Pussyfoot" in this instance being a British slang term for teetotaler or prohibitionist.) The second of only two novels by this author, primarily a newspaperman who was for some years the chief European correspondent for the N.Y. Herald Tribune; he wrote one additional book, "England Muddles Through," published in 1932, and met an untimely end at the age of 38 in 1935, when he fell overboard from an ocean liner off Southampton, England. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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2886 Schaefer, Jack The Great Endurance Horse Race: 600 Miles On A Single Mount, 1908, From Evanston, Wyoming, To Denver [*SIGNED* limited edition]
Santa Fe NM Stagecoach Press 1963 NO First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by Sol Baer Fielding Signed by Author
(price-clipped) [the tiniest bit of dust-soiling to top edge, otherwise tight and unworn; jacket faintly soiled at rear panel, would rate Near Fine but for the price-clipping]. (frontispiece photo; 13 line drawings) SIGNED by the author on a tipped-in limitation page, stating that the book "will be issued in only this one edition, limited to 750 copies, and the type melted after printing" (this being No. 573); additionally SIGNED by the book's designer and printer, Jack D. Rittenhouse, beneath "A Word About the Printing" at the back of the book. The first book ever published about a little-known event, "one of the most amazing horse races in the history of the American West. In 1908, twenty-five men, mounted on broncos or thoroughbreds, rode a 600-mile race from Evanston, Wyoming, to Denver, with each man riding one horse all the way!" Signed by Author 
Price: 125.00 USD
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2887 Schaffner, Neil E., with Vance Johnson The Fabulous Toby and Me
Englewood Cliffs NJ Prentice-Hall, Inc. (c.1968) First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj 
[very nice copy, slight bumping to ends of spine, no other significant wear; jacket shows only a trace of soiling, very slight browning to spine, minor wear along top edge]. (B&W photographs) "'Once upon a wonderful time,' a young boy named Neil Schaffner left his home and family to join a traveling company of repertoire actors. He took with him a broad-brimmed hat, a Prince Albert coat with satin lapels, and a Western outfit, complete with chaps, spurs and leather wristlets. Within sixteen yeaars he began The Schaffner Players, and in time, achieved national acclaim. [This book] is Neil Schaffner's own look at the tent repertoire shows which made him the best-known trouper in the American folk theater." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2888 Schary, Dore Heyday: An Autobiography [*SIGNED*]
Boston Little, Brown and Company (c.1979) 0-316-77270-4 2nd printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj design) Irwin Glusker Signed by Author
[book itself is as new, with no discernible wear; jacket a bit scraped at base of spine, otherwise quite nice]. (B&W photographs) SIGNED (no inscription) by the author on the title page. Memoir by the writer-producer who was head of production at M-G-M at the height of the HUAC/McCarthy Era, and thus found himself, shall we say, somewhat conflicted due to his generally liberal politics. Signed by Author 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2889 Schechtman, Joseph B. The Mufti and the Fuehrer: The Rise and Fall of Haj Amin el-Husseini
New York/London Thomas Yoseloff (c.1965) First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj 
[lovely copy, clean and tight, no discernible wear; jacket a tiny bit rubbed, minor wrinkling at bottom of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) The story of "perhaps the most spectacular political figure in the Middle East during the years between the First and Second World Wars" and "his unholy alliance with Nazism" and the Axis powers. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2890 Schickel, Richard Elia Kazan: A Biography
New York HarperCollins (c.2005) 0-06-019579-7 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj design) Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich 
[nice clean copy, virtually as-new, NO remainder or other marks, slight bumping at spine ends; jacket shows only very light surface wear]. (B&W photographs) 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2891 Schiff, Ellen, ed. Awake & Singing: 7 Classic Plays from the American Jewish Repertoire
New York Mentor Books (c.1995) 0-451-62869-1 Book Club Edition? Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj 
[nice square clean copy, appears unread, no discernible wear to book; jacket just a tiny bit crinkled at spine ends, very slight wear to bottom corners of spine panel]. Collects the following plays: "Welcome Stranger" (1920) by Aaron Hoffman; "Counsellor-at-Law" (1931) by Elmer Rice; "Awake and Sing!" (1935) by Clifford Odets; "Morning Star" (1940) by Sylvia Regan; "Home of the Brave" (1945) by Arthur Laurents; "The Cold Wind and the Warm" (1958) by S.N. Behrman; and "The Tenth Man" (1959) by Paddy Chayefsky. Introduction by Ellen Schiff. "Taken together, all seven plays tell the story of the Jew in America struggling to assimilate yet pondering what being Jewish means and working out this conflict in masterful theatre pieces of comedy and drama." (I've noted this as a possible book club edition due to the absence of a printed price on the jacket; on the other hand, it bears a bar-coded ISBN, which is not typical of book club issues. So take your pick -- but either way, it's a lovely copy of the book, virtually as new.) 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2892 Schiffer, Michael Ballpark
New York Simon and Schuster (c.1982) 0671417967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) Wendell Minor 
[moderate shelfwear, remainder stamp on bottom edge, corners bumped, a couple of bent page corners; jacket has a bit of edgewear, one small tear at top of spine]. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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2893 Schindler, Gordon Dust Bowl Sailor
Los Angeles Arnold Press (c.1944) First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Fair dj 
[only moderately shelfworn, but with some soiling/foxing on top edge and binding starting to crack in center of book; jacket worn/soiled/discolored, 2-inch split at top front hinge, minor paper loss around top of spine]. Humorous novel concerning "the adventures of Stan Rodinski, Seaman First Class, during his six months training to be a metalsmith" -- in Oklahoma! ("Navy life is pretty much the same everywhere," according to the jacket blurb.) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2894 Schisgal, Murray Jimmy Shine
New York Atheneum 1969 NO First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dj 
[good solid copy, fading to cloth at top/bottom edges, faint dust-soiling to top edge; once-red band across jacket faded to white, irregular fading to rear panel, light surface wear, tiny tears at base of spine]. Comedy about a "loser," with Dustin Hoffman (pictured with the playwright in a great photo on the rear jacket panel) in the lead of the original Broadway production. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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2895 Schlossberg, Dan Barons of the Bullpen
New York Tempo Books (7456) (c.1975) 0-448-07456-7 1st ed. (pbo) Softcover Good+ 
[moderate spine roll, vertical crease in front cover, moderate edgewear/exterior soiling, previous seller's price on title page]. Mass Market PB Paperback original, claiming to be "the first book about the ' Firemen' of baseball -- the indispensable relief pitchers." 
Price: 5.00 USD
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2896 Schmidt, Paul William History of the Ludwig Drum Company
Fullerton CA Centerstream Publishing (c.1991) 0-931759-49-8 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
[two gift inscriptions (non-authorial) on inside front cover, a little dog-earing at corners of front cover; a few pages are slightly wrinkled]. Trade PB (B&W photographs, other illustrations) History of the drum manufacturing firm, founded in 1909 in Chicago by two German immigrant brothers, William F. and Theobald Ludwig. Includes quotes by some of the noted musicians who have played Ludwig instruments, including Ringo Starr, Joe Morello, Danny Gottlieb, Carl Allen, Ed Shaughnessy, and others. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2897 Schmitt, Martin F., and Dee Brown Fighting Indians of the West
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1948 NO First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj 
[minor shelfwear to book, a tiny bit of soiling to page edges; jacket a bit edgeworn, shallow chipping along top edge, with a number of small tears at edges and on spine (nothing too dire), still presents nicely in new protective jacket cover]. (B&W photographs, sketches, paintings) "Two hundred and seventy authentic photographs and sketches and a running narrative of rare simplicity and power make up this story of the struggle between the United States and the western Indian tribes which chose to fight rather than to go tamely on reservations. The pictures have been brought together from many sources, and for the first time present a contemporary pictorial record of the chiefs, the scouts, the historic Army posts, battles and skirmishes, from Red Cloud's attack on Fort Phil Kearny in 1866 down to the day of final tragedy at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, December 29, 1890." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2898 Schnall, Maxine The Broadbelters [on cover: The Broad-Belters]
New York M. Evans and Company / J.B. Lippincott (c.1970) NO First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) Bernard Wolff 
[spine slightly turned, light shelfwear; jacket is bright and attractive despite some laminate-puckering on the front panel and scuffing/rubbing to rear panel; it is, however, about 1/8" shorter than the book itself, for some reason]. "Can an ex-Hollywood starlet find happiness writing a dirty book?" asks the cover blurb. It's "the story of what happened when Bonnie Erlich signed a contract with Dave Shmeer, publisher of bestsellers, and made use of his formula C = 2BS+N (Chapter = 2 Bedroom Scenes + Narrative)." This was the author's second book, and apparently her only novel. She seems to have subsequently abandoned fiction in favor of the self-help industry: all of her subsequent four books have been in that vein ("What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger," that sort of thing), and in 1974 she founded a Philadelphia-based organization called the Wives-Self-Help Foundation. (Her photo on the rear jacket panel, incidentally, is captioned "This is the broad who wrote The Broadbelters." No doubt another Dave Shmeer touch.) 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2899 Schnitzer, Ewald W. Looking Back: Memories of Youth 1910-1930
[n.p.] The Phenix Offset Printing [n.d.] Presumed 1st Softcover Near Fine 
[minimal handling wear; clean inside and out]. (B&W photographs) The author was born in Leipzig, Germany, and grew up in a fairly privileged milieu (he describes his family as being of the "higher bourgeoisie"). The memories chonicled in this small book (62 pages) are largely of his school days in Leipzig, Cologne, and later as a fellow at the University of Rochester (N.Y.), as well as various travels around the world. Although there is no overt homosexual content, the author dwells quite often on a number of strong bonds that he formed with various other (male) students, and notes as well that his adolescent relationship with his father was difficult (there is reference to regular canings for misbehavior at school). Take that for what it's worth. The subtitle is slightly inaccurate, as his reminisences actually go up to 1933, when he returned from his time at Rochester, observed the changes in the country due to the Nazi takeover, and subsequently left, not to return until after World War II. There is relatively little about Nazi Germany per se, although he does relate an anecdote about seeing Hitler at a college rally at Leipzig, prior to his rise to power. He also recounts having been present at the world premiere in Leipzig of the Brecht/Weill opera "The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny," and witnessing the Nazi-inspired riot that followed. Various letters from some of his male friends are included, as well as some bits of poetry (including his own). 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2900 Schnitzler, Arthur (translated from the German by William A. Drake) Daybreak
New York Simon and Schuster 1927 NO 1st (U.S.) edition Hardcover Good+ 
(no dust jacket) [moderate shelfwear, light fraying to cloth at spine corners, spine slightly turned, light browning to page edges, spine cloth faded, gilt lettering on spine almost completely rubbed off, attractive vintage custom bookplate on front pastedown]. Late novel by this prolific Austrian playwright and novelist, whose star flickered again briefly a few years back when Stanley Kubrick adapted one of his slightly earlier works into his strange film "Eyes Wide Shut." This novel, published in German ("Spiel im Morgengrauen") in 1926, was itself filmed by MGM in 1931 with Ramon Novarro. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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