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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

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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 Kin... 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 ... 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 d... 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

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The Jeweller of Bagdad

By: Wittels, Fritz (translated by Frederick H. Martens)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: (c.1927)

Edition: 2nd printing? ("B")

Seller ID: 22780

Condition: Good+


(pictorial paste-on front cover label; no dust jacket) [moderately worn book, bottom corners slightly bumped and worn (just a bit of exposure of boards at bottom corner of front cover), a little dust-soiling to top edge, a little spotting to covers, small pull-tear hole (about 1/2") in front-cover illustrated label]. (color frontispiece, pen-and-ink drawings) The romantic "Oriental" adventures of Achmed, "a young jeweller who dwelt in the house of his fat... View more info

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Hot Water

By: Wodehouse, P.G.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, A.L. Burt Company: (c.1932)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22681

Condition: Very Good in Fair dj


[a good sound book, with just a bit of fraying at top of spine and minor wear to extremities; the jacket is MISSING its front flap, is very faded at the spine with some paper loss at both ends, and has some shallow chipping along the top of the rear panel, but the front panel illustration (undoubtedly also by Rea Irvin, who illustrated the book, but not signed or credited) is still bright and attractive]. (pen and ink drawings) "The town of St. Rocque stood near the... View more info

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Logan's Gone

By: Wolfe, Bernard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Nash Publishing: (c.1974)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23018

ISBN: 0-8402-1341-7

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[faint dust-soiling to top of text block, otherwise a solid clean copy with no significant wear aside from a tiny bumping to the bottom rear corner; jacket very slightly age-toned, no chips or tears]. Follow-up to the author's earlier novel "Come On Out, Daddy," continuing the tale of Hollywood writer Gordon Rengs, who returns from a sojourn to an island in the Aegean to find the movie business much changed. He can only find work ghostwriting for TV until he's ... View more info

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My Life, My Way: An Autobiography [*SIGNED*]

By: Wonder, Ginger

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sioux Falls SD, Pine Hill Press: (c.2000)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23124

Condition: Near Fine


[teensy-weensy dog-earing to a couple of orders, otherwise essentially as new; label on title page with author's address and phone number]. Trade PB INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the dedication page: "To you it's a / pleasure. / Ginger Wonder." Self-published autobiography of "a Senior Citizen who has lived from the Depression Years to the Year 2000." The rear-cover bio blurb notes that she had a successful 42-year career as an industrial engin... View more info

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Under the Bright Lights

By: Woodrell, Daniel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: (c.1986)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23079

ISBN: 0-03-008514-4

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean book with no discernible wear; jacket a little rubbed, one small closed tear at bottom of rear panel]. The author's first novel, set in the bayou country of Louisiana, featuring police detective Rene Shade. View more info

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Being Naked Playing Dead: The Art of Peter Greenaway

By: Woods, Alan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Manchester (U.K.), Manchester University Press: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition (softcover issue)

Seller ID: 23665

ISBN: 0-7190-4772-2

Condition: Near Fine


[virtually as-new, with just a touch of soiling to the bottom edge]. Trade PB (B&W and color photographs) "Peter Greenaway has an international reputation as one of the most innovative, stylish and intelligent of contemporary film-makers. His eight feature films, from The Draughtsman's Contract to The Pillow Book, have variously, and sometimes simultaneously, prompted controversy, infamy, acclaim and delight. However, Greenaway is an artist whose work also includes... View more info

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Photoplay Writing

By: Wright, William Lord

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Falk Publishing Co., Inc.: (c.1922)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23056

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket, probably as issued) [good solid copy, light shelfwear to bottom edge, a little spotting/soiling to fore-edge, minor discoloration to endpapers, attractive vintage bookplate (W. Ernest Vincent II) on front pastedown; gilt lettering on front cover a little rubbed but still fully readable]. (B&W photographic plates) This volume, "used as a supplementary text in [the] New York Institute of Photography," tells the budding screenwriter everything he o... View more info

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Stephen Fair

By: Wynne-Jones, Tim

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, DK Publishing, Inc.: 1998

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 22789

ISBN: 0-7894-2495-9

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, slight bump to top rear corner, NO remainder or other marks; jacket shows minor wear at extremities]. A 15-year-old boy, troubled by the same recurring nightmare that his older brother had before running away four years earlier, "is determined to unlock the meaning of his bad dreams and uncover the story of his own childhood." View more info

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The Day the Laughter Stopped: The True Story of Fatty Arbuckle

By: Yallop, David A.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1976)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23624

ISBN: 034016901X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean book, tiny bump to top front corner but no other discernibile wear; jacket slightly faded at spine, otherwise just a touch of surface wear]. (B&W photographs, endpaper illus.) Well-researched examination of the myth-shrouded Roscoe Arbuckle murder-rape case, still considered the most authoritative account. Includes a detailed filmography (compiled by Samuel A. Gill) and an extensive bibliography. View more info

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Fundamentals for Fashion Illustration

By: Young, Charlotte H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The House of Little Books: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22897

Condition: Very Good


[light edgewear, some uneven fading to front cover; internally clean]. (B&W photo of author, pen and ink drawings) "This book is a guide to start you off in the right direction. The fundamentals of fashion illustration do not change with the seasons as the styles change. At the end of each lesson there are suggestions for daily practice. These simple exercises should be fun. Constant practice is of the utmost importance to the fashion artist. Make your art a par... View more info