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2801 Rivkin, Robert S. GI Rights and Army Justice: The Draftee's Guide to Military Life and Law
New York Grove Press, Inc. (c.1970) NO First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj drawing) Jules Feiffer 
[nice tight clean copy, very slight bumping to a couple of corners; jacket shows light surface we Openly labeling the U.S. Army "an oppressive force," the intent of this book was to inform the ordinary GI "why the Army subjects him to the indignities, brutalities, and injustices that he used to associate only with totalitarian regimes." Toward this purpose, the author "has drawn upon an extensive array of factuall, legal, sociological and psychological materials, blended them with his own experiences in the Army, and produced in one volume both a clear and constructive soldier's guide to survival and a stinging indictment of American militarism." A Vietnam-era classic, and a book whose publication would have been literally unimaginable during any previous American war. The author was an attorney who was himself drafted in 1967, and was stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana (where he provided legal advice to young trainees bound for Vietnam), and later in South Korea, where he defended soldiers in special courts-martial. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2802 Roan, Tom Outlaw in the Saddle
New York Dodd, Mead & Company (c.1953) First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj 
(price-clipped) [one-time owner's signature at top of ffep, otherwise tight and clean with the teensiest bit of wear at spine ends; jacket lightly worn at extremities, with a few tiny edge-tears]. (Silver Star Westerns) Series The story of an outlaw, the Apache Kid, and how his escape from a pursuing posse is aided by a strong-willed woman who falls in love with him. An uncommon Roan title. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2803 Robbins, Michael The Railway Age
London Routledge & Kegan Paul 1962 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj 
[a lovely, crisp copy, which appears to have never been opened, let alone read; jacket shows very faint soiling, still attractive and unworn]. "After a sketch of the origin and growth of railways in Britain, [the author] looks in turn at their impact on society, on the landscape, on the opening-up of the world, and on the conduct of wars; and there are chapters on teh men who made and worked them, on the directors and managers, and on their financial and industrial background. This is an informal essay, designed to throw light on the origins of much that we take for granted today -- such diverse things as national conformity of habits (including time), the grown of suburbia, distribution of mails and the Press, and much besides." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2804 Roberts, Elizabeth R. Roger the Lodger
New York Greenberg: Publisher (c.1947) First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj) McFerson Machamer 
(price-clipped) [bumped corners, otherwise a solid, clean copy with a trace of edge-soiling; jacket worn/chipped along top edge, some paper loss at top of spine, one tiny tear at bottom front hinge; still an attractive jacket with amusing cartoon illustration on front panel]. "A novel (only by the skin of its teeth) that bites hilariously into the housing shortage!" 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2805 Roberts, Peter, ed. The Best of Plays and Players 1953-1968
London Methuen 1988 0-413-52960-6 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj 
[top corners bumped, otherwise a very nice copy with just minimal wear to book and jacket, faint foxing to top page edges]. (B&W photographs by Zoe Dominic) "Richly illustrated with an extraordinary array of photographs from the archives of leading theatre photographer Zoë Dominic, this volume brings together some of the most significant contemporary comment on the [British] theatre from the period 1953-1968. It has been compiled by Peter Roberts, who joined Plays and Players soon after its inception [in 1953] and remained with it as assistant and then editor for more than fifteen years." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2806 Roberts. W. Adolphe The Haunting Hand
First Edition Hardcover Good Illustrated by (frontispiece) George W. Gage 
(no dust jacket) [Good only, a worn but intact book; spine turned, moderate wear with slight fraying to cloth at a few corners, top right-hand edge of front cover bumped, one-time owner's name on ffep, light staining to rear cover, spine lettering partially rubbed off]. New York-set mystery novel about a movie actress who sees a creepy disembodied arm and hand reaching out from under her bed one night, and spends the rest of the novel (with the help of many other characters) trying to figure out what the heck it was -- spook, burglar, figment of her imagination? By some definitions this could be considered a "Hollywood novel," insofar as it takes place partially against a film studio background -- the studio in question, the "Superfilm Company," being located in Astoria, N.Y. -- and is peopled with standard-issue stock characters of the genre: the egotistical and sexually aggressive director, the jealous star actress, the young love-struck cameraman, etc., all involved in making a film called "A Toreador's Love." It's also been claimed as the first mystery novel written by an African-American author, although the problem there seems to be that Mr. Roberts was neither African-American (he was born in Jamaica, of substantially-creole parentage) nor even especially dark-skinned, let alone "black" (as he's also been called). Oddly, too, it's not usually mentioned as being his first novel, although all evidence indicates that it was. (He had, however, already been professionally active as a poet and journalist for several decades prior to its publication, and had also written quite a bit of magazine fiction.) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2807 Robertson, David George Mallory
London Faber and Faber 1969 0-571-08759-0 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dj 
[quite a decent copy, spine turned, some shelfwear to bottom edge, light soiling to page edges; jacket shows some surface wear, light soiling to rear panel, very minor chipping at base of spine]. (B&W photographs, maps) Biography of the great mountaineer and all-around swell fellow (and possible first-conqueror of Everest, although the question is still debated), written by his son-in-law, who had access to all the family papers, and was thus able to follow his life "from boyhood in Cheshine and at Winchester, through years from 1905 to 1909 at Cambridge and the years of schoolmastering at Charterhouse, to a happy marriage, service in the First World War, and participation in the Everest Expeditions of the Twenties." It was on the last of the latter, in 1924, that he and his climbing partner disappeared; Mallory's frozen body was recovered 75 years later, and his exploits have been re-told and re-examined many times since, most recently by Sir Jeffrey Archer in his 2009 book "Paths of Glory." [NOTE that this copy of the book bears the following inscription on the ffep: "Robin & Elizabeth / from / David & Camille / March 1969." A previous owner (or seller) of the book added a pencil note below this: "Dedicated [sic] copy," but I have no evidence to support the conclusion that the "David" is the book's author; he was married at the time to Mallory's younger daughter Beridge (aka 'Berry'), so lacking further information, I think it's prudent to assume that this is a non-authorial inscription.] 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2808 Robertson, Doc A Family Tree, Taking Root [*SIGNED*]
Tucson AZ Alfranpedoc Publishing 2000 1-930502-00-2 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Signed by Author
[nice tight copy, no discernible wear, the teensiest bit of shelf-soiling to bottom page edges; jacket shows faint surface handling wear]. SIGNED and DATED (in 2001) by the author on the title page. "This is a novel about fictional characters living in Los Angeles, California, between 1963 and 1995. Few events portrayed, involving these characters, were taken from neighborhood anecdotes. Most, however, are creations from the author's imagination. In tracing these 32 years, historical events or transformations are used as symbols of change within the community and also to show their influence on its people." The author, per the jacket blurb, was paralyzed from the neck down by a high school football accident, and subsequently devoted his efforts to research into the effects of the media on African-Americans. Signed by Author 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2809 Robertson, John Rusty Staub of the Expos
Scarborough, Ont. Prentice-Hall of Canada, Ltd. (c.1971) 0-13-784462-X First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
(no dust jacket) [light bumping at several corners, a couple of text passages highlighted in yellow but otherwise clean]. The book consists of two sections: I, "The Rusty Staub Story," pretty much a straight biography and account of his career through the 1970 season; and II, "Rusty's View of Baseball," containing his first-persons musings on the following topics: Spring Training; Hitting; Fielding; Daily Routine; The Long, Long Season Ends; Playing with the All-Stars. He wasn't even halfway through his career yet, having been traded to the newly-established Montreal Expos in 1969 following his initial six season with Houston; although he spent just one more season in Montreal after the publication of this book (returning briefly in 1979, although the remainder of his long career was spent mostly with the Detroit Tigers and the New York Mets), he remained one of the most popular players in the history of the Montreal franchise -- his jersey (#10) was the first ever retired by the club. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2810 Robichaud, Gerard Papa Martel
Garden City NY Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1961 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj design) Robert Flynn 
[nice copy, minor scrunching to top edge of a couple of pages, mildly bumped at spine ends, attractive bookplate on front pastedown; the mostly-white jacket is quite clean and almost flawless except for one vertical crease in each panel and along the spine (3 creases in all), almost as if it had been removed from the book and folded for storage at some point; aside from the creases, though, it's nice enough to rate as "Fine"]. A modern classic of Maine (and Franco-American) literature, selected by the Baxter Society of Portland for inclusion on its list of 100 books that best depict the history of Maine and the life of its people. It's a loosely autobiographical story of a Franco-American family, set in a fictional French/Catholic town loosely based on Lewiston, Maine, where the author spent his childhood. The book is subtitled "A Novel in ten parts," and the narrative is structured as a series of coming-of-age episodes about the title character's nine children, taking place from 1919 through 1937, with additional flashbacks to the pre-marital lives of Papa Martel and his future wife Cecile. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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2811 Robins, Elizabeth The Secret That Was Kept; a study in fear
New York Harper & Brothers 1926 NO First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dj 
[light shelfwear, soft diagonal bend to top corners of a group of about a dozen pages; jacket is moderately edgeworn, with a few insignificant tears and nicks "In an atmosphere of good breeding, wealth and respectability June Purdey's life seemed commonplace enough until scandal and disgrace shattered her complacency. Her husband, James Storey Purdey, suddenly becomes a fugitive from justice, an embezzler and a bankrupt. In her search for peace June meets Terrence Byrne and discovers the true significance of love." Bad husband dies, happy lovers experience "an exquisite idyll in the heart of the vine-clad Apennines," until suddenly -- "horror is unleashed in the form of an overwhelming catastrophe, and the resulting situation is intolerable to the last degree." And if you think I'm going to tell you what this catastrophe is, think again. I will tell you, however, that the author (1862-1952) was a renowned actress and feminist, who began writing novels in the 1890s (under the name "C.E. Raimond"); although born in Kentucky, she lived most of her life in England, including among her many accomplishments the popularization of Ibsen's work on the British stage (she was the first actress to play Hedda Gabler in English). She moved in the highest circles of English literary and artistic life, and was a force in the women's movement throughout most of her adult life. In other words: don't mistake this book for some romance tale aimed at idle shopgirls. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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2812 Robins, Natalie Alien Ink: The FBI's War on Freedom of Expression
New York William Morrow & Co. (c.1992) 0-688-06885-5 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj 
[nice clean copy, minimal shelfwear; minor edgewear to jacket]. (B&W photographs) "The most comprehensive book yet written on how the Federal Bureau of Investigation waged war against American writers and readers from the early years of this century. As [the author] reveals for the first time, this assault on freedom of expression began long before iron-fisted J. Edgar Hoover joined the Justice Department and made his name synonymous with that of the FBI for over forty years. The war carried over into the 1980s, when librarians, as part of a Library Awareness Program, were recruited to spy on readers." (And, one has to wonder, could the author have foreseen the PATRIOT Act?) 
Price: 8.50 USD
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2813 Robinson, Harlow Russians in Hollywood, Hollywood's Russians: Biography of an Image
Boston Northeastern University Press (c.2007) 1-55553-686-7 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj 
[nice clean book, tiny scrunch-indentation to bottom page edges, slight bump to top of spine, no other significant wear; jacket slightly dog-eared at top of spine, a trace of shopwear to top corners]. (B&W photographs) "This is the first look at the colorful yet largely unknown story of Russian emigres who worked in the American film industry [and] also an informed and entertaining analysis of the representation of Russians and Soviets in American cinema." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2814 Robinson, Louise In Toyland
Boston Little, Brown and Company 1914 First Edition Hardcover Good Illustrated by Clara E. Atwood 
(pictorial cloth, no dust jacket) [well-worn but intact copy, bumped/frayed at all corners, boards exposed at bottom corners, finger-smudges on a few pages, a few turned-down page corners and small edge-tears, "Property of Parsons City Schools" stamped twice on each pastedown]. (color frontis., 3 color plates, line drawings) Simple child's tales, in a Dick-and-Janeish type narrative ("To-day is Saturday. Mary is going to Ellen's house. She has her dolls with her. Betty is her baby doll." etc.), interspersed with short verses by Charles Kingsley, William Blake, Eugene Field, and others. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2815 Roche, Arthur Somers, and Ethel Pettit Roche Callingham's Girl
New York Dodd, Mead and Company 1937 First Edition Hardcover Good 
(no dust jacket) [moderately worn copy, half of ffep torn away, light dampstain on rear cover, spine turned, front jacket text glued to front pastedown]. Scarce crime novel in which a detective and an orchestra leader team up to solve the murder of a notorious gamber/gangster. "A vivid picture of New York after dark. Gangsters, chorus girls, and society looking for a thrill, move through these pages, adding color and character to a story that races along on a high note of exciting suspense." Touted on the jacket blurb as the author's "latest novel," omitting to mention that he had actually been dead for a couple of years (since February 1935). This didn't seem to put much of a crimp in his output, however, this being the fifth of six novels to appear posthumously -- and the only one to bear his wife's name as co-author, which would seem to imply that the others had already been finished at the time of his demise. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2816 Rochefort, Christiane (translated from the French by Edward Hyams) Josyane and the Welfare
London Macdonald 1963 (c.1961) NO 1st U.K. edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj) Eileen Walton 
[minor spotting to top edge, no significant wear; jacket front panel shows light surface rubbing/scraping, one tiny closed tear at top edge]. Novel about a young French woman who grows up on the outskirts of Paris, into a life "cushioned against reality by the candy-floss embrace of the Welfare State." The author was a noted feminist writer; the book is a classroom standard in France, but the English edition is very scarce. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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2817 Rockey, Howard Limelight
New York Grosset & Dunlap (c.1927) NO Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj) [Irving] Politzer 
[a touch of fraying at base of spine, light dust-soiling to top edge, no other significant wear; jacket lightly rubbed, with various small nicks and tears, tiny piece missing at bottom right corner of front panel]. "A modern romance that moves with thrilling swiftness before and behind the curtain of the operatic stage. It tells the story of a young American girl and her struggle to gain the limelight." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2818 Roden, H.W. Too Busy to Die [*SIGNED*]
New York William Morrow & Co. 1944 NO First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
(no dust jacket) [mild exterior wear, slight darkening & waviness to top page edges, spine cloth a bit faded but lettering still strong]. SIGNED by the author on a large printed label affixed to the ffep and proclaiming this to be the "Autographed Edition / To / W.D. Rorrex / with the kindest personal regards / of the author:". Signed by Author 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2819 Rodgers, Catherine The Towers Inheritance
Garden City NY Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1958 NO First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj painting) Gerald McCann 
[book is lightly worn at extremities, with a bit of dust-soiling to the top edge; jacket shows moderate overall wear, a little soiling and creasing to rear panel, a bit of crinkling at spine ends]. The only novel by this Alabama-born-and-bred author (1916-2004), who began writing short stories at the age of seven. Becoming, in her words, "increasingly obsessed with the desire to write" as she grew older, she sold her first story to a Birmingham newspaper in 1937. After earning her M.S. in English from Auburn in 1941, she spent the next decade teaching and helping out with her father's business, all the while continuing to write (although very little was published). In 1951, she enrolled in Hudson Strode's internationally-renowned fiction-writing course at the University of Alabama. (Strode's students are said to have published 59 novels and hundreds of short stories during his lifetime.) The novel she completed under his tutelage – an anti-war novel about World War II called "The Swinging Gate" – was bought by Doubleday, but ultimately shelved because it was felt to be too controversial. She continued to write and by 1956 had completed a second novel, "The Inheritors," which after substantial cuts and editorial revisions (the original manuscript was reportedly 1300 pages long) was published as "The Towers Inheritance" in February 1958. Set in and around Camp Hill, her birthplace and home in the woodlands of East Alabama, just after the turn of the Twentieth Century, it's a family-dynasty tale about the lumber business. Sometimes referred to as "Alabama's ‘Gone With the Wind'," it was certainly successful there – one apocryphal claim made for the book is that at one time it was to be found in more households in Chambers and Tallapoosa counties than any other book except the Bible – but later in her life, the author expressed the opinion that it would have enjoyed much greater success if it had come out ten years earlier. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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2820 Rodman, Selden Renaissance in Haiti: Popular Painters in the Black Republic [*SIGNED* by multiple artists]
New York Pelligrini & Cudahy 1948 First Edition Hardcover Fair Signed by Illustrator
(no dust jacket) [considerable exterior wear: heavy edgewear, soiling, bottom corner of spine worn (or chewed) away, etc.] (B&W photos; color and B&W plates) The exterior condition of this book is certainly sub-standard, but its content is unique: its one-time owner had an opportunity to have several of the artists whose work is represented within autograph the book next to reproductions of their paintings. The book contains a total of ten such signatures of the following four artists: Rigaud Benoit, "one of the most admired and successful of Haitian popular painters" (pages 82, 83, 84, 101, 102, 103); Louverture Poisson (plate H, facing page 83); Wilson Bigaud (page 87, next to a photo of himself); and Fernand Pierre (pages 124 and 125). Benoit and Bigaud, in particular, were among the more important members of the so-called "first generation" of Haitian artists; in the early 1950s, both contributed murals to the interior decoration of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince, which was unfortunately destroyed in the January 2010 earthquake. There appear to be at least five additional artists' signatures on the book's front endpaper, but due to some one-time moisture absorption, that page has become thoroughly stuck to the front pastedown -- a real shame. (The people who, over the years, mis-handled and mis-treated this book should be horse-whipped; I'll gladly supply the horse.) Signed by Illustrator 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2821 Rofheart, Martha Glendower Country
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons (c.1973) 0-399-11075-5 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj design) Milton Glaser 
[nice copy, very light dust-soiling to top edge; jacket shows a bit of edgewear, one tiny tear at top front hinge]. Historical novel about Owen Glendower, the last Welsh Prince of Wales -- "the great, larger-than-life Welsh hero, who led one of the first bids for nationalism in the feudal Europe of the fourteenth century. He emerges in this dramatic novel as one of the unique figures of his time, a man of exceptional strength, intellect, and sensuality. His sophistication and urbanity in a savage age, his quest for knowledge, art, and science in a world that lived by faith alone, earned him the scornful English epithet of 'the Welsh Magician.'" The story is told by several narrators, including Glendower himself and his friend Geoffrey Chaucer. (I believe this is the same novel published in England in 1975 under the title "Cry 'God for Glendower'".) 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2822 Rogers, Frances Mr. Brady's Camera Boy
Philadelphia/New York J. P. Lippincott Company (c.1951) NO First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Very Good- dj Illustrated by Dudley G. Summers 
(price-clipped) [ex-school library book, moderately worn, typical markings (incl. date due slip & pocket in rear of book, library stamps on all edges), ffep cut away, tape marks on covers; jacket rubbed, a few small tears, some scarring to spine from label removal]. "The young camera expert of today -- and any boy or girl who likes adventure -- will enjoy this story of a boy who had the luck to get a job as an apprentice to Mathew Brady, the great pioneer in photography. 'Brady's Gallery' was a busy place in Washington even before Civil War days, and at the Battle of Bull Run, Brady drove his dark-room on wheels to the battlefields and took photographs which are now famous as the first official American war photographs." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2823 Rogers, Frederick Rand Treason in American Education: A Case History
New York/Monterey CA Pleiades Publications c.1949 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ dj 
(price-clipped) [jacket worn, with several tears, soiling on back cover]. Pity the poor author -- he set out to simply write a biography of his beloved professor Ellwood Patterson Cubberly, first dean of the School of Education at Stanford, "for over fifty years devoted to American public education to the exclusion of all else save his devoted wife." In the process of research, however, he smelled something rotten, and upon further investigation discovered nothing less than what he termed "a mortal defect in the body-politic of North America." So instead he decided to write a history of Stanford University itself, to expose "the 'social errors' and wilful irresponsibilities of (chiefly) school and 'higher education' pedagogues -- i.e., professors and executive officers. It is aimed at the rescue of U.S.A. schools and colleges from amoral and short- visioned science, the cynical materialism of anti-religion and the cult of academic license [and] therefore at the clear-cut return of Yankee pedagogy to reason, religious aims and instruction, responsibility to constituted authorities and positive service to educational trusts and to the nation's welfare." Although it's claimed that the "Treason" of the book's title " does not refer to political subversiveness at all," it's not hard to see where this mind-set was heading, particularly in the McCarthy/HUAC era. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2824 Rogers, Lou Ska-Denge (Beaver for Revenge)
New York/London Harper & Brothers 1929 NO First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by the author 
[nice fresh copy, minimal shelfwear, vintage price sticker (from San Francisco department store The White House) on rear pastedown; jacket shows light surface wear (mostly to rear panel), minor crinkling at spine ends, tiny tears at base of spine and at top rear corner]. (color frontispiece, B&W drawings) A "thrilling story of the world of woods and swamps, of lake and stream, of mountain crags and hidden caves, as absorbingly interesting as the most exciting human drama." Our intrepid hero is "Red Alder," "the chief of a brave and shrewd beaver tribe," who had also been the protagonist of the author's previous adventure in this vein, "The Rise of the Red Alders," published in 1928 and lauded on the jacket flap as The Outstanding Animal Book of the Year (although it's unmentioned who dubbed it thus). At any rate, I gather that Red is a pretty tough customer -- he bares his teeth quite often in the book's illustrations, while taking on all manner of wildcats, weasels, eagles and other predatory types. Lou Rogers (aka Lou Rogers Wehlitz) was apparently a North Carolina author, although I've so far been unable to come up with any significant background on her. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2825 Rogers, Ray Mount The Long White Cloud; a novel of New Zealand
New York Dodd, Mead & Company (c.1960) First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj 
[nice clean copy, front cover just a bit bowed; jacket has some wear at edges/corners, a few small closed tears along top and bottom edges, small damaged (surface-peeled) strip (about 1/8" x 1/2") at bottom right of front panel]. The author's first novel, a story about steeplechase horse racing, inspired by his grandfather's tales of early New Zealand settlers. The title comes from the Polynesian Maori name for New Zealand--Aotearoa, or "the land of the long white cloud." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2826 Rogowski, Zbigniew K. Sam na Sam z Hollywood [Alone with Hollywood]
Warszawa [Warsaw] Oficyna Wydawnicza Szczepan Szymanski 1994 83-86469-04-8 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
(laminated boards; no dust jacket, probably as issued) [minor shelfwear only]. (B&W and color photographs) The author (1923-2007) was a minor Polish actor, but a prolific Hollywood correspondent for various Polish publications. As the book's photographs -- almost exclusively of the "here I am with Celebrity X" variety -- attest, he managed to finagle access to some of Hollywood's top names, scoring (presumably) exclusive interviews, which are presented here in POLISH TRANSLATION. His subjects included: Hal Roach, Pola Negri, Fred Astaire, Henry Fonda ("Henry'ego Fondy"), Evelyn Keyes, Gregory Peck, John Gielgud, George Cukor, Harry Wolf, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Telly Savalas, Jimmy Stewart, Billy Wilder, Milton Krasner, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Robert Wise, Jack Nicholson, Anjelica Huston, Peter Falk, Mel Brooks, Rick Baker, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Wagner, Bronislaw Kaper, Roman Polanski, Stacy Keach, Arthur Hiller, Lois Nettleton, and a few others. Mel Brooks and Billy Wilder seem to have been particular favorites, as there are several interviews with each. But in case you weren't paying attention at the top, or have already forgotten, the WHOLE BOOK IS IN POLISH. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2827 Roldán, José Manuel, and Luis Carandell (text); Koldo Chamorro (photography) The Silver Road
Barcelona/Madrid Lunwerg Editores, S.A. (c.1995) 84-7782-331-6 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj 
[light dampstain surrounding base of spine (interior of book unaffected), otherwise no significant wear; jacket lightly rubbed, 3/4" tear at top front foldover, minor wrinkling along top edge]. (color photographs, other illustrations) Photographic travel essay depicting scenes of nature and civilization (modern and ancient) along "the Silver Road," an important route dating to Roman times, whose course traces "a journey through the historic and artistic heritage of Spain." The photographic part of the book is prefaced by two lengthy essays discussing the road's historical and cultural importance. The text of this edition, issued under the auspices of the Spanish Ministry of Commerce and Tourism (for obvious reasons), is entirely in English. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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2828 Rolfe, Lionel Fat Man on the Left: Four Decades in the Underground
Los Angeles California Classics Books (c.1998) 1-879395-01-0 First Edition Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by (cover photo) Phil Stern 
[nice clean copy, just the faintest trace of handling wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "In 16 essays about American culture and politics, [the author], a scion of the world-renowned musical Menuhin family, mixes it up with royalty, revolutionaries, murderers, celebrities and visionaries, in a journey that juxtaposes his uncle, classical master violinist Yehudi Menuhin, and Frank Zappa. Collectively his tales rip the masks off the politics, culture and society of the last four decades of the 20th century. His political coverage ranges from Abba Eban, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon to Jim Garrison and Robert Kennedy." 
Price: 7.00 USD
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2829 Roosevelt, Theodore, and the Staff of the Reader's Digest (selected by) The Readers Digest Reader
New York Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1940 NO 1st Edition (stated) Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dj 
[solid clean copy, mild shelfwear, top front corner lightly bumped; jacket heavily edgeworn, numerous small tears & chips, small piece missing at lower left-hand corner of front panel, previous owner's address label on ffep, where there is also a large glue stain from a no-longer-present bookplate]. 140 articles, selected from the first 18 years of the RD's publication, and representing "nearly every periodical published in the United States during that period, and virtually every prominent American writer. It constitutes a valuable permanent record of the most stimulating and provocative journalistic writing and opinion of an era, and a history of American magazine reading." (Or, alternatively, a chronicle of middlebrow American culture during the inter-war period.) [NOTE that although this is a stated "First Edition," there is no price printed on the unclipped jacket flaps. And does it bother anybody else that they left the apostrophe out of the book's title? Maybe it tilted to the Left!] 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2830 Ropes, Bradford 42nd Street
New York Grosset & Dunlap [1933] (c.1932) NO PhotoPlay Edition Hardcover Very Good 
(no dust jacket) [ex-rental library book but minimally marked as such (a couple of faint stamps of "Butler Block Pharmacy, Lansing, Mich." on front pastedown and verso of ffep, plus a couple of handwritten numbers); a solid book, moderately worn and lightly bumped at several corners, spine cloth faded (author/title in red, still readable), spine slightly turned]. (B&W photographic endpapers) Photoplay Edition (tie-in) for the 1933 Warner Bros. film adaptation, which in turn was adapted into the hit 1980 Broadway show of the same name. The book is illustrated not in the usual fashion of photoplay editions (with stills bound into the text), but in this case by an array of stills on the endpapers -- a total of twelve different scenes (six in the front of the book and six in the back). Although it might seem at first glance as though the novel and the movie cover pretty much the same narrative trajectory -- the blurb in the front of the book describes it as "the story of a musical show from the time of casting to the opening night" -- in fact the book is a good deal rougher than the film in its depiction of the seamier side of showbiz. Aptly described by online critic Scott Miller as "a wild, outrageous, and very adult, pulp potboiler [with] lots of casual sex, lots of drinking, lots of adultery, lots of lies," it's considerably more realistic and less romanticized than the movie, with its melodramatic excess ("You're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!"), informed as it certainly was by the author's own youthful experiences as a vaudeville and nightclub dancer. (It's also worth noting that in the novel, the stage director Julian Marsh and the juvenile lead Billy Lawler (played in the film by Warner Baxter and Dick Powell, respectively) are lovers -- a relationship that was obviously "unsuitable" for the screen, even though the full force of the Motion Picture Production Code wouldn't be brought to bear on Hollywood filmmakers until over a year after this film's release.) Ropes followed this book, his first, with two similarly-themed novels ("Stage Mother," 1933, and "Go Into Your Dance," 1934), before settling into a career as a Hollywood screenwriter of B-movies, often with a musical angle or element (e.g. SWING IN THE SADDLE, SONG OF ARIZONA, MELODY RANCH, etc.). A very scarce book, in any edition. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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2831 Rorem, Ned A Ned Rorem Reader
New Haven/London Yale University Press (c.2001) 0-300-08984-8 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dj 
[tight, clean, as-new copy, with just the slightest trace of handling wear]. "Ned Rorem, composer and writer, is both a gifted memoirist and one of our most acerbic cultural commentators. This anthology of his musings on music, people, and life surveys the full range of his literary achievement and reflects the evolution of his sensibilities." Foreword by J.D. McClatchy. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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2832 Rose, Virginia Hell is Relative
New York Pageant Press, Inc. (c.1958) First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dj Illustrated by (dj design) Barry Martin 
[solid copy, worn at spine ends, moderate soiling to page edges, bookstore stamp on rear pastedown; jacket soiled/rubbed, several tiny tears/chips]. A novel of prostitution, about "a girl who becomes so inextricably involved in the clutches of vice that death provides her only escape. [The book] has the unmistakable ring of truth because it is based on the story told the author, a nurse, by one of her patients who had actually lived it." 
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2833 Rosen, Charles Players and Pretenders: The Basketball Team That Couldn't Shoot Straight
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston (c.1981) 0-03-053786-X First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj 
(price-clipped) [nice clean copy, top rear corner lightly bumped, one-inch stretch at bottom of front cover is scraped and very slightly split; jacket a little faded along spine edge of rear panel]. The author, a former college and semipro basketball star, believed basketball to be a "spiritual game," and as "a Zen exercise seeking the spiritual radiance of the game," he agreed to coach the Bard College basketball team during the 1979-80 season. Bard, however, was and is a small liberal arts institution -- anything but a sports powerhouse. This is his diary of that season, in which he led a team described as "a ragtag collection of individualists with various degrees of competence and incompetence" to a 1-16 record. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2834 Rosen, Ruth, and Sue Davidson, eds. The Maimie Papers
[n.p.] Feminist Press / Indiana University Press (c.1977) 0-253-23600-2 Unstated Softcover Very Good 
[mild edgewear, a bit of rubbing to covers, remainder mark on bottom edge]. Trade PB "These letters, written between 1910 and 1922 by a young Jewish prostitute,Maimi Pinzer, to Boston philanthropist Fanny Quincy Howe, are a unique and moving chronicle of the life of a poor, working woman in early twentieth-century America. At thirteen, Maimi began a struggle for survival that led her into contact with other poor and exploited people whose miseries and hopes she depicted with a writer's gift." (Published in cooperation with The Schlesinger Library of Radcliffe College, which holds the original letters from which the book was compiled.) 
Price: 6.00 USD
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2835 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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2836 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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2837 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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2838 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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2839 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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2840 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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2841 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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2842 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. 
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2843 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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2844 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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2845 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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2846 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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2847 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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2848 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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2849 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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2850 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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2851 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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2852 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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2853 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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2854 Rothery, Agnes Into What Port?
New York Coward-McCann, Inc. (c.1931) First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dj Illustrated by Carl Burger 
[minor shelfwear and light soiling to bottom edge; jacket lightly soiled, minor wear at extremities, a few diagonal wrinkles in front panel, internally tape-reinforced at spine ends and most foldover points, small smudge in first letter of title on front panel, sticker-removal scar at bottom of front flap]. (line drawings) Novel, but "not precisely a novel," this book describes the experiences of a group of passengers aboard a ship -- characterized on the jacket blurb as "a spiritual rather than an actual adventure," and told entirely from the point of view of "the most psychic of all living creatures -- a cat." The author was a prolific writer of travel narratives who only occasionally turned her hand to fiction. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2855 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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2856 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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2857 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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2858 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. 
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2859 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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2860 Rouverol, Jean Refugees from Hollywood: A Journal of the Blacklist Years
Albuquerque University of New Mexico Press (c.2000) 0-8263-2266-2 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj design) Milenda Nan Ok Lee 
[no wear to book at all; jacket shows just a teensy bit of wrinkling at top of spine]. Memoir of life under the blacklist (mostly living in Mexico) by the widow of screenwriter Hugo Butler, one of the Hollywood Ten, offering "a compelling and candid eyewitness account that takes us into her life and thoughts during her dozen years of exile: simultaneously coping with the needs of four -- then five, then six -- growing and inquisitive children and keeping a watchful eye out for signs that the political winds in Mexico might shift against them as they did for a few others deported on often arbitrary charges." 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2861 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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2862 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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2863 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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2864 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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2865 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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2866 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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2867 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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2868 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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2869 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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2870 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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2871 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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2872 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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2873 Rust, Art Jr., with Edna Rust Recollections of a Baseball Junkie
New York William Morrow & Co. (c.1985) 0-688-03107-2 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj 
Near Fine in VG dj [a couple of lightly bumped corners, else tight and clean; jacket has a few small closed tears, slight associated wrinkling at top of front panel, mild soiling]. Behind-the-scenes Major League and Negro League anecdotes by a noted African-American sportswriter and sportscaster, ranging from the 1930's to the 1980's.. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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2874 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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2875 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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2876 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." 
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2877 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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2878 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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2879 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.) 
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2880 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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2881 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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2882 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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2883 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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2884 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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2885 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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2886 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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2887 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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2888 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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2889 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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2890 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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2891 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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2892 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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2893 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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2894 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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2895 Sale, Richard Passing Strange: A Story of Birth and Burial
New York Jonathan Press, Inc. (J20) [1945] (c.1942) NO Reprint Softcover Very Good Illustrated by (cover) George Salter 
[moderate edgewear all around, tiny split at bottom front hinge, a couple of insignificant creases in front cover]. Digest-size edition of this Hollywood-set mystery, the author's second novel featuring a doctor hero (the first was "Lazarus #7"). Sale, who cut his teeth in the pulp fiction world, went on a successful career as a screenwriter and sometime director. [NOTE on the copyright page: "This mystery has not been cut."] 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2896 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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2897 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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2898 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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2899 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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2900 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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