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The Gallery

By: Burns, John Horne

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: (c.1947)

Edition: Later Printing (K-W)

Seller ID: 23097

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[good sound copy, very slight bumping to bottom corners; jacket has shallow chips at top of front panel and top of spine, small tears with minor paper loss at front corners]. Novel depicting military life (including its homosexual aspects) in Allied-occupied North Africa and Naples in 1944. The author's first book, it was both critically and commercially successful at the time of its original publication, but its enduring reputation rests mostly on its frank depiction of gay life, particularly the 28-page chapter entitled "Momma," which takes place in a gay hangout for soldiers and c... View more info

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Strange Gift

By: Bushnell, Adelyn

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann, Inc.: (c.1951)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22832

Condition: Good in Good dj


[considerable shelfwear to bottom edge and spine ends, spine slightly turned; jacket edgeworn, small tear/chip at top of spine, vertical crease down middle of spine]. Novel, set in Massachusetts and Maine, about a young woman whose mother is a fake psychic -- while she herself is the real thing. View more info

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The Real James Dean Story

By: Callahan, Mary, ed.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Greenwich CT, Fawcett Publications, Inc.: (c.1956)

Edition: (Vol. 1, No. 1)

Seller ID: 23604

Condition: Good


[a sound, but worn, copy]. (B&W photographs) 64-page magazine-format biography/tribute to Dean, issued the year after his death, but with all the elements of the cult already in place. Among the more interesting feature articles are: "My Friend, Jimmy" by Robert Hinkle (the actor's dialogue coach on GIANT); "The Jimmy Dean I Dated" by Lori Nelson; "The Dean I Knew" by Sal Mineo; and "A Friend, a Fan, a Fighter" by Hedda Hopper. Includes sections devoted to each of his three major feature films (EAST OF EDEN, REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE and GIANT), his various girlf... View more info

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Movie (Spring 1965) [cover: Richard Brooks' LORD JIM]

By: Cameron, Ian, ed.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Ian Cameron: 1965

Edition: (No. 12)

Seller ID: 23417

Condition: Very Good


[moderate external wear, slight dog-earing to corners, a small amount of ink underlining in first article]. (B&W photographs) About half this issue is devoted to director Richard Brooks, whose film LORD JIM was then in release, including a longish interview in which he discusses his career film-by-film. The additional Brooks-related pieces are: "Conservative Idealist" by Paul Mayersberg; "Two Christian Films" (about THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV and ELMER GANTRY) by Raymond Durgnat; Brooks' own "Foreword to Lord Jim"; and a filmography. Other articles include: "The Univ... View more info

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From One China to the Other

By: Cartier-Bresson, Henri (photographs), and Han Suyin (text)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Universe Books: (c.1956)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23359

Condition: Good in Poor dj


[book shows some discoloration (browning) to cloth, moderate shelfwear, gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep; the jacket is a real mess, primarily due to a large piece missing from the top of the front panel, although there are plenty of other small tears and chips, some laminate puckering/peeling, etc. -- all in all, not a pretty sight, sorry]. (B&W photographs) "The picture diary of one of today's most brilliant roving photographers, Henri Cartier-Bresson, who lived in China from December 1948 to September 1949. In those eventful and often dangerous months he watched from close at ... View more info

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Italian Hilltowns [*SIGNED*]

By: Carver, Norman F. Jr.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Kalamazoo MI, Documan Press, Ltd.: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23164

ISBN: 0-932976-00-9

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[good sound copy, very slight soiling to bottom edge of front cover, no other significant blemishes; jacket has one small closed tear at top of front panel, a couple of surface-scratches, dog-earing and minor paper loss at top of spine extending just a bit into front panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page: "for __________ -- from / an admirer of your beauty / and your talent / Norman F. Carver Jr. / 12/79." "An important new book by a photographer and architect whose previous books are classics in their fields. [This] book covers all regions of Italy, ... View more info

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The Duke Steps Out [*SIGNED*]

By: Cary, Lucian

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd.: [1930]

Edition: 1st U.K. edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22870

Condition: Very Good-


(no dust jacket) [a bit of soiling to covers, spine slightly turned, small black mark on top edge of text block, front hinge cracked but not split, light foxing to ffep]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To His Grace, Eddie, / Duke of Collinsville / with the compliments / of the author / Lucian Cary / December 23, 1930." Comic novel about a young prizefighter who decides to return to college, partly to please his wealthy parents and partly to win the heart of a co-ed for whom he's fallen hard. Originally published serially in The Saturday Evening Post (August 4 - Sept... View more info

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The Spero (Volume 1, Issue 1)

By: Casement, Douglas, ed.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Flint MI, The Fenian Head Centre Press: (c.1965)

Edition: (Vol. 1, No. 1)

Seller ID: 23296

Condition: Very Good


[moderate age-toning and light soiling to covers, bumped at top right corner]. (drawings, graphics, photographs) The first issue of this short-lived literary magazine (near as I can determine there was only one additional issue before it folded), stated in the front as "A Limited Edition of 500 Copies," the present item being No. 157. Contributors included William S. Burroughs, Diane DiPrima, Paul Goodman, LeRoi Jones (before he was Amiri Baraka), John Sinclair, Philip Whalen, and numerous others. There are two tipped-in contributions, both present and in excellent condition: Burroug... View more info

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Indo-Aryan & Hindi: Eight Lectures originally delivered in 1940 before the Gujarat Vernacular Society, Ahmedabad

By: Chatterji, Suniti Kumar

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Firma K. L. Mukhopadhyay: 1960

Edition: 2nd Edition, Revised and Enlarged

Seller ID: 23243

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice clean book, top corners very slightly bumped, no other significant wear; jacket has a very tiny tear at top right corner of front panel, plus a small tape mark in the same area]. From the author's introduction to the Second Edition: "The first series of these lectures, on the Evolution of Indo-Aryan, is a development or continuation of my views on the history of the Aryan speech in India as put forward in my 'Origin and Development of the Bengali Language' which was published in 1926. In the second series, I have sought to indicate the importance and significance of the Hindi speec... View more info

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They Still Call Me Junior: autobiography of a child star; with a filmography [*SIGNED*]

By: Coghlan, Frank "Junior"

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Jefferson NC/London, McFarland & Company: (c.1993)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23493

ISBN: 0-89950-762-X

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket, as issued) [light rubbing to covers, no other significant wear]. (B&W photographs) SIGNED by the author on the half-title page (no inscription). Coghlan's film career began in 1920; although never quite a star of the highest magnitude, he was quite popular and worked continuously into the 1940s, then went off-screen to serve in the U.S. Navy for about twenty years (often in some kind of liaison or supervisory capacity for motion pictures and TV programs involving the Navy). After retiring from active duty, he picked up his acting career again, appearing on TV (in both commer... View more info

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Remember me [original U.K. title: Honey Out of the Rock]

By: Collard, Barbara

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Funk & Wagnalls Company: (c.1954)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23567

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[light wear to book's extremities, a little age-toning to edges of text block; jacket chipped at top of spine and at lower left corner of front panel, with light staining and a bit of edgewear]. The first book by this British writer, about the intense friendship between two very different women, one of whom is thrust into a deep and devastating introspection after the other meets a violent death. Per the jacket blurb, the author had had a somewhat unsettled childhood, but had wanted to be a writer since the age of twelve, and had "consigned a number of tentative books and plays to the dus... View more info

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One Night with Nancy

By: Collison, Wilson

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1933)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23627

Condition: Near Fine in Fair dj


[book itself is in very nice shape, tight and clean with only minimal shelfwear; the jacket, unfortunately, has a large and somewhat jagged piece torn out at the top of the front panel (taking part of the title with it and extending down a bit into the illustration), also a tiny chip at the bottom of the front panel, a one-inch tear at the bottom rear hinge, and some moderate wear to the extremities]. A risqué "sex mystery without a serious moment -- a highly comic boudoir baffler." The plot, as it unfolds, involves "the sad decay of several marital blisses; neck-kissing in a ha... View more info

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Little David; play in one act

By: Connelly, Marc

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Dramatists Play Service: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22977

Condition: Near Fine


[light external wear only]. (Playable Short Plays) Series "An unproduced scene from 'The Green Pastures,' suggested by Roark Bradford's 'Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun.'" According to an introductory note, this scene was omitted from "The Green Pastures" due to time limitations, and was first published in the September 1930 issue of Hearst's International Cosmopolitan magazine, with the subtitle "the act which the author loved most." The back of the book contains descriptions of nine other titles in the publisher's "Playable Short Plays" series, which was edited... View more info

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The Traveler; comedy in one act

By: Connelly, Marc

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Dramatists Play Service, Inc.: (c.1939, c.1926)

Edition: 1st printing thus

Seller ID: 22978

Condition: Very Good+


[light browning to covers, especially along spine; tiny bend at bottom corner of one page]. This short play, set in the smoking compartment of a Pullman Car, "was first produced privately before the Dutch Treat Club, New York, in 1928. Its first professional production was in 'The Third Little Show' (produced by Dwight Deere Wiman and Tom Weatherly) at the Music Box, New York, June 1, 1931," with Ernest Truex and Edward Arnold as its principal players. (The copyright page also indicates that the version as published here in 1939 was "revised.") Contemporary critic Hugh Layne... View more info

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Tribute to Mary Pickford

By: Cushman, Robert B. (apprecation, critical notes and filmography)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: [Washington DC], The American Film Institute Theatre: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23280

Condition: Very Good+


[some age-toning at edges, light soiling to rear cover]. (B&W photographs) 20-page booklet (including covers), issued in conjunction with a Mary Pickford film series -- the first such retrospective of her work, I believe -- presented by the American Film Institute, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the M.H. deYoung Memorial Museum, in conjunction with the Mary Pickford Foundation. In addition to the Appreciation, it also includes a one-page essay on Pickford's Biograph shorts, and notes on nine feature films: THE POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL (1917); REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM (1917); STELLA ... View more info

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Way of Life

By: Daly, Muriel

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York/London, D. Appleton-Century Company: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22926

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light wear to bottom edges and spine ends, slight fading to cloth at top of spine; jacket lightly soiled, tiny puncture-tear in spine (internally tape-repaired), a couple of little edge-nicks]. A novel of English society, "peopled with a group of characters as fresh and original as the story itself" -- all English types except for a "crafty Italian peasant," Rosa Moro, "the villainess of the piece but not very villainous. This London-born author's first novel, "The Ants' Nest," was well-reviewed in 1938, but this one (her second) seems to have also been her last;... View more info

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Hugo Friedhofer: The Best Years of His Life: A Hollywood Master of Music for the Movies

By: Danly, Linda, ed.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Latham MD/London, The Scarecrow Press, Inc.: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23666

ISBN: 0-8108-3582-7

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[nice tight clean book, no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. (Filmmakers, No. 66) Series (B&W photographs) "A comprehensive survey of the career of one of Hollywood's most oustanding composers of film music, [which] provides numerous perspectives, ranging from the personal to the critical, about one of the most important musical figures of the twentieth century. The bulk of the book consists of a transcript of the American Film Institute's oral history interview with Friedhofer himself, conducted by Irene Kahn Atkins in 1974. The book also contains: an introduction by Tony Thom... View more info

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The Glamour Factory: Inside Hollywood's Big Studio System [*SIGNED*]

By: Davis, Ronald L.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Dallas, Southern Methodist University Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22808

ISBN: 0-87074-358-9

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, virtually as new with faint handling wear only]. Trade PB (B(&W photographs) INSCRIBED to noted film director Vincent Sherman and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. A history of the golden age of the Hollywood studio system, drawing heavily on the hundreds of oral history interviews conducted by the author at SMU. Signed by Author View more info

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Color, Ebony

By: Day, Helen Caldwell

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Sheed & Ward: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23142

Condition: Very Good in Fair dj


[moderate shelfwear, bookplate of Gerard Manley Hopkins on ffep (with one-time owner's signature in top margin); jacket very faded (title on front panel is virtually unreadable), extensive shallow chipping at edges, general soiling, etc.]. "What is it like to be born of parents who are highly educated, but unbelievably poor, to be a child taught to be religious because your parents consider some religion a good thing (though of course by no means so important as worldly success), and what is it like to find at eleven that your parents, both of whom you love dearly, are going to be divorce... View more info

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Joaquin de Alba views Violence in America: De Tocqueville's America Revisited

By: de Alba, Joaquin; Foreword by Chester Burger

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Acropolis Books: (c.1969)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23274

ISBN: 0-87491-120-6

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[solid copy with minimal shelfwear, tiny stain on bottom edge of text block; jacket has a couple of tiny nicks at top of spine, a couple of small closed tears along top edge of rear panel, very light surface rubbing]. (cartoon drawings) In the wake of the violent events of 1968 (including the RFK and MLK assassinations), a leading Spanish cartoonist took a harsh look at America's culture of violence by juxtaposing quotations from Alexis de Tocqueville's "Democracy in America," orginally published in 1835 and 1840, with politically-themed cartoons depicting conditions and events in the... View more info