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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 author was a WWI veteran who hailed from Missouri (his military service bona fides are detailed on the rear jacket flap), and whil... 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 author on the ffep: "inscribed for / George & Carol Kirgo / with affection - / José Garcia Villa / the day of the French ... 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 founder of modern Turkey "traces the psychological origins of Atatürk's lifelong mission to save and repair the Turkish... 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 1912 through 1995. The inscribee was film director Richard Fleischer, from whose estate this book was acquired, several of w... 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 films, including IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, LOST HORIZON and IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE. Foreword by Barbara Stanwyck, one of the many ... 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 first novel, published when he was still working in the LAPD's detective division. Adapted for the 1972 film of the same name. ... 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 1870s, is centered around a small army post besieged by Apaches. Filmed in 1951 with Gregory Peck, who held it in rather lo... 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 "I, Don Quixote." This play, an anti-totalitarian piece set in Prague in the year 1316, was "suggested by an actua... 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]. Not just any old proletarian novel, this one's got credentials: it won an actual contest, sponsored by The New Masses, for ... View more info

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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 then-newly formed photography department at the J. Paul Getty Museum, this lovely book reproduces a couple of dozen photographs ... 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-and-out American newspaperman living in Madrid, who unwisely "loans" his passport to an ex-Nazi general who's trying... 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 sports one of those Dali-inspired illustrations that were all the rage for mystery novels during the 1940s. 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. Dakota Rod was smuggling goods into Canada in an illegal bull-train. Sitting Bull's Sioux, their minds on border scalps, b... 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 1957 interview with Ophuls (conducted by Francois Truffaut and Jacques Rivette), and two pieces by the director himself: a short... View more info

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Crucible

By: Williams, Ben Ames

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: (c.1937)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 22882

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[a good solid book, light shelfwear to bottom edge, previous owner's bookplate on ffep; jacket shows some wear and minor creasing along the bottom edge, additional wear at top right corner of front panel, spine a bit sunned]. Novel set in a Boston suburb, about the effects on a family when the husband/father is accused and convicted of the murder of a young stenographer who had formerly worked in his firm's office. View more info

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The Stolen Story and Other Newspaper Stories

By: Williams, Jesse Lynch

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23468

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [front hinge cracked, moderate external wear, gilt lettering still fully readable on front cover but almost completely rubbed away on spine, minor staining to top edge of text block, one-time owner's signature on ffep and again (with address) on verso of frontispiece]. (B&W frontispiece + 1 B&W plate) Seven tales of journalistic life, with titles like "The New Reporter," "The City Editor's Conscience" and "The Cub Reporter and the King of Spain." An early work by this Illinois-born author and playwright, who later became the first recipient of the Puli... View more info

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The Heart of the Furnace

By: Williams, Lambert

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York/London, D. Appleton-Century Company: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23191

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[good sound copy, top corners slightly bumped, light age-toning and dust-soiling to edges of text block; jacket has tiny tears and very slight paper loss at several corners, a little darkening to spine panel]. "This is a deeply moving story of a friendship between two blind men -- and of the tragedy that brought death to one and life to the other. It is a story of passion and quiet tenderness, of loyalty and hate, and of a love that meant faith and belief and life to a man whose world would otherwise have been forever dark." (Short version: a woman comes between them.) The Australia... View more info

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The Lazy Lion

By: Wing, Helen

Price: $125.00

Publisher: [Chicago], Rand McNally & Company / Container Corporation of America ("A Concora Book"): (c.1953)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23130

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[tiny bump to top front corner, no other significant wear to book; jacket is similarly nice, with just a couple of tiny tears along the bottom edge of the front panel and some very minor wrinkling along the top edge; the "Slotties" page is completely intact, with none of the pieces having ever been removed]. (Slottie Library) Series (color illustrations) A "Slottie Library" book (the 10th in the series) about a lion named Rollo, who "was, without a doubt, the laziest lion in the whole jungle" -- until Skeeter the mosquito came along to bedevil him, "to prod him int... View more info

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Center Street [*SIGNED*]

By: Wise, Leonard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Bastion Press: (c.2000)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22959

ISBN: 0-9700872-1-7

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[very nice copy, book is flawless; jacket shows just a touch of rubbing/soiling to the rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page: "To Richard, / My dear friend. / Leonard Wise." Novel about a teenage boy who fights back when Brooklyn mobsters infiltrate his hometown of Hudson, New York. Signed by Author View more info