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John M. Stahl [bilingual Spanish/English edition]

By: N/A

Price: $60.00

Publisher: San Sebastián/Madrid, Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián / Filmoteca Española: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23818


[very slight bumping to lower extremities, about a 1/2" crack in top of spine (integrity of binding unaffected), no other significant wear]. (B&W photographs) Extensive survey of the career of Hollywood director John M. Stahl, best known for what were once called "women's pictures" (such as BACK STREET, IMITATION OF LIFE, MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION, etc.), but who turned out at least one bona fide, undeniable masterpiece, the delirious 1945 Technicolor melodrama ... View more info

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Cab Calloway's Jive Jubilee of Songs; includes Cab Calloway's Original Jive Dictionary

By: (Calloway, Cab)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Mills Music, Inc.: (c.1942)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 23797


[Good only, complete but in somewhat rough shape, with quite a bit of creasing and edgewear to the covers, spine roll, light pencil annotation here and there (including in the "Jive Dictionary" on the inside rear cover]. (2 full-page halftone photos in center spread) A collection of music and lyrics for 18 of Calloway's hit songs, including most of the tunes with which his name is usually associated: "Minnie the Moocher," "St. James Infirmary," &... View more info

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The Art of Rosaleen Norton, with poems by Gavin Greenlees

By: (Rosaleen Norton; poems by Gavin Greenlees)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Walter Glover: 1982

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 23239


[nice clean attractive book, slight bumping to top corners and top of spine, small bookseller's rubber-stamp at bottom corner of ffep; jacket similarly nice, with slight wrinkling at top of spine]. (B&W illustrations + 4 color plates) Reprint, with some added material, of the original 1952 limited-edition publication of erotic-occult illustrations by this New Zealand-born artist/witch who lived and worked primarily in Australia. Norton was a figure of considerable cont... View more info

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Page One of 1953: Yearbook of New York's Newspaper Men and Women

By: (The Newspaper Guild of New York)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Newspaper Guild of New York: 1953

Edition: "20th Anniversary"

Seller ID: 23577


(pictorial paper label on front cover; no dust jacket, as issued) [shelfwear and bumping to bottom edges, some fraying to cloth at top of spine, a few tiny stains adjacent to spine (on both front and rear covers)] (B&W photographs, cartoons, ads, etc.) Commemorative yearbook, issued to coincide with the "Page One Ball," an annual shindig at which the Big Apple's newspapermen (and probably a few women) gathered to make merry, give themselves awards, and generally ... View more info

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The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes [*SIGNED*]

By: Aldridge, Alan

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22430


[lovely copy, no discernible wear to book, the jacket showing only tiny traces of edge- and surface-wear]. (color illustrations, photographs, etc.) INSCRIBED ("For ____") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, with an additional small drawing of a spider dangling from the last letter of his signature. "This illustrated autobiography charts Aldridge's life as a graphic entertainer, covering his whole exuberant career from 1963 up to the present." The boo... View more info

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Jenny Heysten's Career

By: Ammers-Küller, Jo van (translated from the Dutch by H. van Wyhe)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co.: (c.1930)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23694


[minor shelfwear, short tape stain at bottom of front pastedown; jacket edgeworn, with some shallow chipping along top and bottom edges, small surface-peel scar on front panel (probably from old price-sticker removal), a somewhat larger surface-peel scar on rear panel, general soiling and scuffing, old tape reinforcement across base of spine "One of the dangers of a stage career -- of how an actress confused her 'role life' with her real life and imperilled both, is... View more info

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Samson in Chains: Posthumous Tragedy

By: Andreyev, Leonid (translated by Herman Bernstein)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: (c.1923)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23853


(no dust jacket) [nice-looking copy, light browning to edges of text block, very slight bump to bottom rear corner, pp. 92-93 irregularly opened (no loss of text)]. Drama about Samson and Delilah, an "authorized translation from the original manuscript." The translator has also provided a Preface, explaining his own relationship with Andreyev (who died in Finland in 1919, just at the time that Bernstein was making arrangements for him to visit America for the f... View more info

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Surrender!: The Romance of a Woman's Soul

By: Anonymous

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1924)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22076


[moderate shelfwear, light age-toning/soiling to edges of text block; jacket edgeworn, tiny bits of paper loss at extremities, a couple of short closed tears]. "Can love be divorced from sex? Is motherhood a part of the marriage contract? The anonymous author of this startling novel asks a question that every woman must answer! -- Has a wife the right to refuse motherhood?" These burning questions are embedded in the story of a "childless by choice" w... View more info

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Love at the Mission

By: Baptist, R. Hernekin (pseud. for Ethelreda Lewis)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19448


[ex-department store library book, but marked as such only by multiple small library and "withdrawn" stamps on both pastedowns and endpapers, and with so little wear as to suggest that nobody ever actually checked it out and read it; the jacket is a bit edgeworn, with a few small tears, a rough surface-peeled spot near base of spine, a tiny stain on the front panel, and a vintage price-sticker (from City of Paris, San Francisco) on the rear flap]. "To the th... View more info

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Young Woman

By: Barnes, Carman

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Claude Kendall & Willoughby Sharp, Inc.: (c.1934)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23683


[book lightly shelfworn, minor age-toning to edges of text block, spine very slightly turned; jacket is edgeworn, with some paper loss at spine ends, and has been extensively backed with brown paper reinforcing tape, with resultant wrinkling/creasing; front panel illustration still attractive in spite of these depredations]. A sequel to the author's first novel, "Schoolgirl," chronicling the further travails of its heroine, Naomi Bradshaw – now twenty, and hav... View more info

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The Lowlife

By: Baron, Alexander

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Yoseloff: 1964 (c.1963)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23672


[minimal shelfwear, slight fading to cloth near top of spine; jacket lightly edgeworn, spine slightly sun-browned, minor abrasions at top of spine]. Novel set in London's East End, centering around Harryboy Boas -- a quick-buck hustler in the mold of Pal Joey and Sammy Lee (it sez here) -- "combining the ear of a Damon Runyon, attuned to the sounds of Soho as Runyon was to Broadway, with the clear eye and warm heart of a compassionate observer." According to th... View more info

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Paris Bound: A Comedy

By: Barry, Philip

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Samuel French: 1929

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 23847


(no dust jacket) [moderately shelfworn, silver lettering on spine heavily rubbed, one-time owner's address on ffep]. Barry's first major hit (immediately preceding the much better-known "Holiday"), this comedy about infidelity had a Broadway run of 234 performances during the 1927/1928 season. It also had the distinction of being the first of the playwright's plays to be adapted for the movies (with Ann Harding and Fredric March, in 1929), and was also produced ... View more info

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A History of the Business Man

By: Beard, Miriam

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23610


[nice clean tight copy with no significant wear; jacket has a couple of tiny edge-tears, shallow chipping at top of spine, teensy-weensy chip at bottom of rear panel]. Miriam Beard (1901-1983), described by one scholar as "the maverick daughter of Progressive reformers Charles and Mary Beard," apparently wrote just two books in her life: "Realism in Romantic Japan" (1930) and this one, jacket-blurbed as "an attempt in a new direction -- the biography... View more info

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The Ten Pleasures of Marriage; and the second part, The Confession of the New Married Couple

By: Behn, Aphra (attributed to)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, William Godwin, Inc.: 1933

Edition: Privately Printed

Seller ID: 18954


[soiling to top of text block, otherwise a good solid copy with only light shelfwear, a little discoloration to endpapers, old price sticker (from The Broadway) on rear pastedown; jacket moderately edgeworn, scuffing to front panel, somewhat faded at spine, a few small closed tears and small nicks, small puncture tear in spine]. "An acute and well turned satire, which like the Urquhart and Motteux translation of Rabelais, helped to renew in England the robust vitalit... View more info

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Far Morning [*SIGNED*]

By: Bell, Mary Hayley

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London/Melbourne/Toronto, Heinemann: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23698


[bottom corners bumped, boards bowed slightly outwards; jacket has a ragged closed tear and tiny chip at top left of front panel, a couple of tiny nicks at bottom of rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "For ______ / For beside his bed / sometimes! / With love / Mary." Uncommon book, which resembles a children's book but isn't. It tells the story of a five-year-old boy who "goes to a world above the clouds, across the River of Analg... View more info

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Bonjour Monsieur Lewis

By: Benayoun, Robert

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Paris, Eric Losfeld Editeur: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23584


[slight curling to right edge of front cover, slight bumping/corner creasing at outer corners Trade PB (B&W photographs) A comprehensive survey, in French, of the career of the comedian whose elevated reputation in France as a great artist of the cinema has long puzzled many Americans -- and a key work for the understanding of that adulation. The author, a Moroccan-born literary and film critic, was one of Lewis's most enthusiastic admirers, and his book has been descr... View more info

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Which Way?

By: Benson, Theodora

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1932

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 19688


[light shelfwear to bottom edge of rear cover, otherwise a solid clean book that appears to have never been read; jacket shows some scraping and surface-chipping along edges and at spine ends]. Theodora Benson (1906-1968), the daughter of Godfrey Rathbone Benson (aka Lord Charnwood), a British author, academic, Liberal politician and philanthropist, the author made a name for herself in the late 1920s and 1930s for her tales of "a cynical world of failed romance, lo... View more info

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The Spinner of the Years

By: Bentley, Phyllis E.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Rae D. Henkle Co., Inc.: (c.1929)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 19321


[nice clean copy, minimal shelfwear, very slight bumping to top corners; jacket has small tears and occasional minor paper loss at most corners, light surface rubbing and moderate soiling]. An early novel by this English author, "a story of maternal greed and simplicity and their effect on the lives of the children of two widows." Among the quotes from British reviews lifted for the American jacket blurb is one positing the novel as "reminiscent in its pass... View more info

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Behind That Curtain [Photoplay Edition]

By: Biggers, Earl Derr

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: [1929] (c.1928)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 23496


[book is moderately shelfworn, with some light-colored spotting at the bottom corner of the front cover, a little fading to cloth along top edge of front cover; jacket edgeworn and lightly soiled, tiny chip at top of front panel, large chip (about 1.5" x .5") at base of spine]. (4 B&W film stills) "Photoplay Edition" issued as a tie-in to the "all talking" 1929 Fox Film release of the same name, starring Lois Moran and Warner Baxter, which has th... View more info

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The Chinese Parrot

By: Biggers, Earl Derr

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1926)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 23378


[nice clean copy, slight fraying and tiny exposure of cloth at top front corner but no other significant wear, "OFFICE FILE COPY" stamped on top of text block, with some related pencil annotation on the ffep; jacket is lightly soiled and moderately edgeworn, with a few tiny nicks and tears]. The second Charlie Chan adventure. In this one, he travels from Honolulu to a California ranch to investigate the murder of a Chinese ranch cook. This was the first of the C... View more info