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Image for Wise Saws: or, Sam Slick in Search of a Wife

Wise Saws: or, Sam Slick in Search of a Wife

By: [Haliburton, Thomas Chandler]

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Dick and Fitzgerald: [1857]

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 23307

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [bumped and worn at corners, but still quite a decent copy; one-time owner's name and date (1867) written lightly on the ffep, and a short column of figures (added up) in pencil on the second ffep]. (Library of Sam Slick's Works) Series Corny 19th-century humor, the first-person narrative of a Yankee yokel abroad in the land, lookin' fer a women he kin marry and settle down with. The "anonymous" author, Thomas Chandler Halilburton, was a Nova Sc... View more info

Image for The Center for the Partially Sighted Fourth Annual Night for Sight, Honoring Ella Fitzgerald, June 14, 1985

The Center for the Partially Sighted Fourth Annual Night for Sight, Honoring Ella Fitzgerald, June 14, 1985

By: {Ella Fitzgerald}

Price: $35.00

Publisher: [Santa Monica CA], The Center for the Partially Sighted: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23569

Condition: Very Good+


[light edgewear to covers, quite a bit of light surface-scratching to front cover]. (B&W photographs, advertisements) Tribute/program book issued in connection with the 1985 event cited in the title. The content consists almost entirely of "congratulations" and "best wishes" sorts of ads, about a dozen of which feature black & white photos of Ms. Fitzgerald; regrettably, the compilers of this book didn't see fit to include even the slightest bit of biogr... View more info

Image for Educational Programs: October/November/December [1969] [includes schedule and program notes for the Museum's retrospective of the films of Fritz Lang]

Educational Programs: October/November/December [1969] [includes schedule and program notes for the Museum's retrospective of the films of Fritz Lang]

By: {Lang, Fritz} Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art: [1969]

Seller ID: 22751

Condition: Very Good+


[moderate wear along spine, otherwise nice and clean]. (B&W photographs) Small booklet (approx. 6" x 7-1/2", 24 pages including covers) presenting the schedule of events (including concerts, lectures, and children's theatre) at the still-young LACMA. The highlight, however, to which two-thirds of the booklet is devoted, was a retrospective of the films of director Fritz Lang; thirty of his feature films were shown, in what was said at the time to be the most co... View more info

Image for Playbill - October 1969 [original theatre program for "Hello, Dolly!" autographed by Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway

Playbill - October 1969 [original theatre program for "Hello, Dolly!" autographed by Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway

By: {Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway}

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Metromedia, Inc.: 1969

Edition: (Vol. 6, No. 10)

Seller ID: 22875

Condition: Very Good


[a bit of edgewear, small red stain at upper left corner of front cover, small shadow from removed price-sticker on front cover, short diagonal creasing at bottom right corner of front cover]. (B&W photographs, ads) Program for the all-black-cast version of the smash hit musical, which began as a touring company in 1967 and was so successful that producer David Merrick brought it to Broadway, with Pearl Bailey taking her place among the half-dozen (otherwise white) perf... View more info

Image for Punch (issue of May 4, 1966) [includes "Genesis of a Novel" by Wodehouse]

Punch (issue of May 4, 1966) [includes "Genesis of a Novel" by Wodehouse]

By: {Wodehouse, P.G.} (Hollowood, Bernard, ed.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Punch Publications Limited: 1966

Edition: (Vol. 250, No. 6556)

Seller ID: 22740

Condition: Very Good+


[light to moderate handling wear; a good sound copy]. (cartoons, photos and graphics; B&W and color ads) Mid-1960s issue of the venerable British humor (sorry, humour) magazine, with numerous cartoons, satirical articles, cultural commentary (including capsule comments on current films and plays; there's a full review of David Lean's DOCTOR ZHIVAGO elsewhere in the magazine). The most notable piece in this issue is Wodehouse's "Genesis of a Novel," in which the ... View more info