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Frances Toor's New Guide to Mexico

By: Toor, Frances

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Mexico, D.F. (Mexico City), Frances Toor Studios: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22892

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good in Good dj


[some external staining to cloth, covers slightly warped and the book twisted just a bit on its axis; jacket age-toned and lightly soiled, small tears and minor paper loss at several corners, a small and sort of ugly pull-tear at front hinge]. (B&W halftone photographs, maps) Comprehensive guide to seeing Mexico "by plane, car, train, bus and boat," by the American anthropologist and ethnographer, who moved to Mexico in 1922, spent most of the rest of her life t... View more info

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Close Up: The Contract Director

By: Tuska, Jon, ed.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Metuchen NJ, The Scarecrow Press, Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23405

ISBN: 0-8108-0961-3

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket, as issued) [good solid copy, light shelfwear, internally clean, boards very slightly bowed, small bookseller's label (Cinemabilia) on rear pastedown]. (B&W photographs) Career articles, usually incorporating interviews, with the following Hollywood directors: Walter Lang, H. Bruce Humberstone, William Dieterle, Joseph Kane, William Witney, Lesley Selander, Yakima Canutt, Lewis Milestone, Edward Dmytryk, and Howard Hawks. Each article is followed by a fi... View more info

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London Wall; a comedy in three acts [*SIGNED*]

By: van Druten, John

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23439

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[a sharp and crisp copy, the book itself showing no wear at all apart from the tiniest bit of fraying to the bottom rear corner; the jacket has a few tiny surface-nicks along the spine, which is also slightly age-toned, and one very small closed tear at the top edge of the rear panel]. INSCRIBED to actress Heather Angel, and SIGNED on the ffep by the playwright and also by Auriol Lee, producer of the original London stage production, which premiered in May 1931 at the D... View more info

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Amy Vanderbilt's New Complete Book of Etiquette: The Guide to Gracious Living [*SIGNED*]

By: Vanderbilt, Amy

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: (c.1963)

Edition: Revised Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22987

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[book shows just a bit of wear at extremities, light soiling to bottom of text block, some water-spotting on top edge of text block; jacket is well-worn, with chipping/paper loss to top of spine and along top left edge of front panel, small tears at several corners, etc.]. (line drawings) INSCRIBED ("To Virginia Taylor / with my best wishes -- ") and SIGNED by the author at the top of the dedication page. "In this major revision" to the first (1952) edi... View more info

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The Story of a Proletarian Life

By: Vanzetti, Bartolomeo (translated from the Italian by Eugene Lyons)

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Boston, Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee: 1924

Edition: 2nd Edition? (see notes)

Seller ID: 22989

Condition: Very Good


[a little discoloration to wraps, final page of text heavily tanned from contact with rear cover, small corner bends at bottom corners of pages in second half of the publication, bottom 2" of spine split (up to the lower staple, but both staples are holding firm)]. (frontispiece portrait) This brief autobiographical essay, one of dozens of writings generated by Vanzetti during his many years in prison prior to his execution in 1927, is considered to be "one of t... View more info

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"Aw Hell"

By: Venable, [Homer] Clarke

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chicago/New York, The Reilly & Lee Co.: (c.1927)

Edition: 2nd printing (see note)

Seller ID: 22852

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


(price-clipped) [good solid book, very slight deterioration to cloth at bottom edges of both covers, one teeny-tiny wormhole in front joint, one-time owner's name and place of purchase in ink at top of ffep; jacket has some minor chipping and slight paper loss (especially at corners and at top of spine) but with no loss of text]. Self-declared as "THE Great War Novel," this might as well be subtitled "A Hillbilly's Adventures in the Great War." The autho... View more info

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Have Come, Am Here: Poems [*SIGNED*]

By: Villa, José Garcia

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22790

Condition: Good in Good dj


[book and jacket had apparently gotten wet at some point, as both are stained somewhat along their bottom edges (both internally and externally, although only a few actual pages are affected, near the end of the book), with signs that the jacket had once been stuck to the book; apart from that, the book is solid and internally clean, and the jacket somewhat soiled and age-browned, with shallow chipping here and there along the bottom edge]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the a... View more info

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The Immortal Atatürk: A Psychobiography [*SIGNED*]

By: Volkan, Vamik D., and Norman Itzkowitz

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Chicago/London, The University of Chicago Press: (c.1984)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23218

ISBN: 0-226-86388-3

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[no significant wear to book, blemished only by some light foxing on top edge of text block; jacket a little edgeworn, a handful of tiny nicks along top edge, spine slightly age-toned, a little foxing along top edges of both flaps]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To Pat Williams, / with my best wishes / and thanks for you / interest. / Vamik / Jan 14, 1985 / Charlottesville, Va." This biography of Mustafa Kemal Atatürks, the... View more info

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Rikoksen Hehku [The Flame of Crime] [*SIGNED*]

By: von Bagh, Peter

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Helsinki, Otava: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23176

ISBN: 951-1-14631-9

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[slight bump to top rear corner, no other significant wear; jacket shows minor wear at corners, small closed tear at top rear hinge]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page: "To Richard / who better and more / profoundly than anybody / knows the undercurrents / of the sad themes projected / in this book. / With friendship and / great admiration / Peter / Helsinki / Nov 1995." A well-illustrated survey of American crime films from... View more info

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Nightclub Nights: Art, Legend, and Style, 1920-1960

By: Waggoner, Susan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Rizzoli: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23066

ISBN: 0-8478-2331-8

Condition: Fine


(no dust jacket, as issued?) [nice clean copy with no discernible wear, essentially as-new]. (color and B&W photos, other illustrations) Illustrated survey of nightclub life and style, mostly in America (with brief look-ins at Havana and Paris). View more info

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The Light on Her Face

By: Walker, Joseph, ASC, and Juanita Walker

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hollywood CA, The ASC Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23054

ISBN: 0-935578-05-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[faint dust-soiling to top edge of text block, otherwise a flawless book; jacket shows just a bit of wear at several corners, short ragged tear at top front foldover (but with no paper loss, and held together very nicely and unobtrusively by the jacket protector]. (B&W photographs) Memoir of one of Hollywood's great cinematographers, active from the late 1910s through the early 1950s, who among his other achievements photograph 18 of director Frank Capra's 24 feature fi... View more info

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The New Centurions [*SIGNED*]

By: Wambaugh, Joseph

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: (c.1970)

Edition: 6th printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22973

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [spine slightly turned, very light shelfwear; jacket has one tiny chip at top of front panel, small tears at a couple of spine corners, several short closed tears (bottom of front panel, top and bottom of rear panel), spine slightly faded, small red smudge at right edge of front panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page: "For Dick & Mickey, / Very warmest wishes / to our dear friends / Joe / 29 Sept 1971." Wambaugh's firs... View more info

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Only the Valiant

By: Warren, Charles Marquis

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1943

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 23542

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[moderately shelfworn, spine a bit turned, previous owner's signature at top of ffep; jacket is worn with bits of paper loss at most corners, and a previous owner has neatly but rather excessively repaired/reinforced the jacket with clear tape in numerous places]. First novel by a film and radio writer who later achieved great success in television (notably as producer/writer/director on "Gunsmoke" and "Rawhide"). The book, set in the Southwest during the... View more info

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Players in a Game [aka "Play With Fire"]

By: Wasserman, Dale

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Dramatists Play Service: (c.1989)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 23012

Condition: Near Fine


[very light smudging at top of front cover, minor soiling to rear cover; otherwise clean and unmarked]. (B&W photo frontispiece) A lesser-known work by ths American writer, who made his name in live TV drama in the 1950s, then segued into a somewhat fitful screenwriting career -- but whose name is probably most strongly associated with the hit 1966 musical "Man of La Mancha," for which he wrote the libretto, which was derived from his own 1959 television play &#... View more info

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Marching! Marching!

By: Weatherwax, Clara

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, The John Day Company: (c.1935)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23248

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket, but flaps are present) [well-worn, ex-rental library book, "Keats Lending Libraries, Binghamton" stamped on ffep, a later owner's name and address written on front pastedown, external soiling, tape marks on endpapers, fraying to cloth at several corners, essentially a reading/reference copy only; although all the external parts of the jacket are missing, both flaps are present, firmly affixed to the pastedowns with glue and a bit of old tape]. N... View more info

Image for Whisper of the Muse: The Overstone Album & Other Photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron [*SIGNED*]

Whisper of the Muse: The Overstone Album & Other Photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron [*SIGNED*]

By: Weaver, Mike (essay)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Malibu CA, The J. Paul Getty Museum: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23166

ISBN: 0-89236-088-7

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[lovely copy, no wear at all to book; jacket shows just a bit of wear along top edge of front panel, small pen-point scratch (no ink) near bottom of rear panel]. (sepia-tone photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Mike Weaver, author of the book's central essay, on the half-title page: "For Dick & Mickey / with love & best wishes / Mike Weaver / 10 September 1986." Issued in connection with an exhibition of Julia Margaret Cameron's photography presented by the the... View more info

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Man Running [*SIGNED*]

By: West, Elliot

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22710

Condition: Good in Good dj


[shelfworn, light bumping to all corners, pages age-toned, old agency stamp x-ed out on ffep, small dampstain on lower fore-edge; jacket worn and moderately soiled, spine browned, small tears with a bit of paper loss at most corners, "Alps" hand-corrected to "Pyrenees" in rear jacket flap text]. INSCRIBED, SIGNED and DATED by the author on the ffep: "Feb. 19, 1986 / For _____ ____, / With the very best / wishes. / Elliot West." Novel about a down... View more info

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The Hidden Portal

By: Weston, Garnett

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc. for The Crime Club: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22703

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[nice tight book, minimal shelfwear, light spotting to top edge of text block, moderate offsetting to endpapers; jacket has a couple of tiny closed tears and associated minor creasing along top edge of front panel, old department store price sticker affixed to top of rear flap]. Mystery-adventure set in Spanish Morocco, involving "an attempt to reach Gibraltar through an underwater passage newly discovered after two thousand years of secrecy." The dust jacket sp... View more info

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Northwest Wagons

By: White, Samuel Alexander

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Phoenix Press: (c.1941)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23253

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [moderately shelfworn, hinges/binding intact, bottom front corner bumped, a couple of shallow dents at top and bottom edges of front cover, one-time owner's inked name on ffep]. "The Northwest Mounted Police Commissioner gave Constable Stewart Fuller a difficult berth when he assigned him to Gold Chutes. For it was temptingly rich country, close by the Mother-Lode Camp. Outlaw Wheel Bradley's kidnapping forays were bringing him ransoms in nuggets.... View more info

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Ophuls

By: Willemen, Paul, ed.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, British Film Institute: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23541

ISBN: 0-85170-082-9

Condition: Very Good+


[slight fading/color-shifting along spine and edges of rear cover, minor price-sticker-removal scarring to lower corner of rear cover]. Trade PB A collection of critical essays and other pieces on the work of German-born director Max Ophuls (1902-1957), whose career encompassed distinctive work in Germany, France and Hollywood. Issued to accompany a retrospective of Ophuls's films presented at the National Film Theatre in London, the small book (87 pages) includes a 195... View more info