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Doctors' Wives

By: Lieferant, Henry and Sylvia

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1930)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 16451

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[a solid copy with very little wear, age-toning to page edges, one-time owner's signature and date of original purchase on front pastedown; jacket is nice-looking with only minor wear, but is badly faded at spine (with the title gone completely)]. "To a doctor's wife jealousy and mistrust come easy, fostered by knowledge of confidences intimately given by women patients." To work out these anxieties, one such wife decides to fight back by forming "a band of doctors' wives leagued against their common enemy, the patient." (Cheaper than therapy, I suppose.) Filmed by Frank B... View more info

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A Beautiful Mind

By: Nasar, Sylvia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: (c.1998)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15790

ISBN: 0-684-81906-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[a very nice copy, slight bump to top of spine with resultant crimping of binding (not the sort of thing you'd even notice unless you took the jacket off and looked for it), no other significant wear; jacket shows only the slightest surface wear]. (B&W photographs) Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., "a mathematical genius whose brilliant career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness, miraculously recovered and was honored with a Nobel Prize." Source for the much-lauded movie (the Academy Award-winning "Best Picture" of 2001) ... View more info

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David Golder

By: Nemirovsky, Irene (translated by Sylvia Stuart)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Horace Liveright, Inc.: 1930

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 19705

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice tight clean book, minimal shelfwear, slight bumping to base of spine, vintage price sticker from The White House (San Francisco department store) on rear pastedown; jacket has a somewhat ragged (but inconspicuous) closed tear at bottom of front panel, some wear along bottom edge (esp. on spine), and foxing/spotting to the rear panel]. Second printing (same month as the first) of the first American edition of this uncommon novel by the recently-rediscovered author who perished at Auschwitz in 1942, a tale about a Jewish businessman working in the casinos of Biarritz, "condemned to mak... View more info

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Silver Lining

By: Parker, Sylvia

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Phoenix Press: (c.1937)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12229

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [solid copy, minor bumping/wear at several corners, spine very slightly turned]. "Beautiful Hope Lawrence, debutante niece of socially prominent Mrs. Gwendolyn Meredyth Lawrence, was expected to make a brilliant marriage. Instead, she fell in love with a red-headed newspaper reporter, Peter Neal, who admitted he loved her, but would not ask her to marry him. Hope does the asking and nothing her aunt nor her wealthy suitor nor Marta Jennings, the girl Peter had loved, can think of was successful in keeping them apart. Only marriage to Peter wasn't easy for a girl traine... View more info

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South of Red River [*SIGNED*]

By: Sherry, Sylvia

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13004

ISBN: 0-241-10579-X

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dj


[moderate shelfwear, small nick at bottom of each board, light foxing to top edge, top corners slightly bumped; jacket shows a little wear and minor wrinkling along top and bottom edges]. INSCRIBED ("For _________ / affectionately," and SIGNED and dated (3 January 1982) by the author on the half-title page. Historical novel, "set in Texas in 1840 during its brief spell as an independent republic after the Mexican war and the Alamo tragedy." The primary character is "General Sam, a tough, hard-drinking hero, based on General Sam Houston," and the story unfolds "ag... View more info

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I Just Kept Hoping [*SIGNED*]

By: Stuart, Gloria, with Sylvia Thompson

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: (c.1999)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18940

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean book, minor bumping to top of spine; faint surface wear to jacket]. (B&W and color photographs) SIGNED by the author on the title page. Memoir by the actress who essentially retired from the screen for over nearly forty years, made a few minor appearances in the 1980s, and then hit the jackpot with her role in James Cameron's TITANIC (1997), which brought her oodles of attention, including an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress, making her at 87 the oldest actor to have ever been nominated for an Oscar. (Quick! -- who did she lose out to? Kim Basinger, in L.A. C... View more info

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Hollywood Undressed: Observations of Sylvia, as Noted by Her Secretary

By: Sylvia

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23878

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [spine moderately turned, fading/rubbing to spine (lettering almost unreadable), top front corner bumped, one-time owner's modest embossed library stamp on both endpapers, vintage bookseller's label (Satyr Book Shop, Hollywood) on rear pastedown]. A sort-of biography of "Madame Sylvia" (real name, Sylvia Ulback, nee Symnove Johanne Waaler), a Norwegian-born masseuse-cum-dietary/fitness guru to the stars, who during her years in Hollywood (1926-1931) seemingly laid hands on just about every female star of any standing (and a few males too), at least if this furiously na... View more info

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Joan of Lorraine [souvenir program] [*SIGNED*]

By: {Sidney, Sylvia} {Anderson, Maxwell}

Price: $30.00

Publisher: [n.p.], [No Publisher Noted]: (ca.1947)

Seller ID: 8746

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


[moderate edgewear, a bit of insect-nibbling along edge of rear cover and at upper corner of front cover]. (B&W photographs) Souvenir program for the stage presentation of "Joan of Lorraine," originally presented on Broadway in 1946 with Ingrid Bergman in the title role. This program was for the touring company with Sylvia Sidney (who has SIGNED this copy at the top of the front cover, which is a full-page portrait of herself). Much of the program is about Miss Sidney herself: a brief biography, various photos, a center-spread of scenes from her movies,and a very short article, "... View more info