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Lindbergh [*SIGNED*]

By: Berg, A. Scott

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1998)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23230

ISBN: 0-399-14449-8

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy with no discernible wear; jacket shows a teensy bit of handling wear, effectively rendered invisible by new mylar jacket protector (included)]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page: "For _________ / A. Scott Berg / 1999." Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of "The Lone Eagle," "one of the most legendary, controversial, and enigmatic figures in American history." Signed by Author View more info

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Blood and Sand [movie tie-in edition]

By: Blasco Ibañez, Vicente

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: [1941] (c1919, 1922)

Edition: Madison Square Books (reprint)

Seller ID: 22838

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dj


[light shelfwear, previous owner's name rather clumsily inked out at top of ffep; jacket shows wear and tiny tears at several corners, spine a little faded, internally tape-repaired tear at top of spine, a little scuffing to front panel, wrinkling/creasing at top of rear panel]. (photographic dust jacket) Tie-in for the second (1941) movie version of Blasco Ibañez's classic novel of the rise and fall of a great matador, beautifully Technicolored by director Rouben Mamou... View more info

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Daniel Blum's Theatre World: Season 1962-1963

By: Blum, Daniel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/New York, Chilton Books: (c.1963)

Edition: (Volume 19)

Seller ID: 23128

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice clean copy, minor wear to spine ends; jacket shows light rubbing/soiling, a bit of edgewear]. (B&W photographs) A review of the theatre season from June 1, 1962 through May 31, 1963 -- not just Broadway, but also covering many important regional theatres, national touring companies, off-Broadway, various Shakespeare festivals, certain plays that opened out of town and never made it to Broadway, dollops of dance and ballet, etc. It's hard to imagine a book that pa... View more info

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10 Historical Sites of the Holy Land

By: Blum, Ludwig

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Jerusalem, Shulamit Publishing Co.: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23049

Condition: Very Good


[moderate external soiling, some wrinkling and creasing along the edges, soft diagonal crease at bottom right corner of front cover]. (color reproductions of paintings) Full-page reproductions of paintings by an Czech-born artist who settled in Jerusalem in 1923, and "again and again painted the unique and elusive loveliness of the Holy City. No other artist has so faithfully rendered and captured the charm of the Old City, the clear yet medley colours of the hills... View more info

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Relations: Selected Poems 1950-1985 [*SIGNED*]

By: Booth, Philip

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Penguin Books: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition (softcover issue)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23350

ISBN: 0-14-058-5605

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean book, very light handling wear only]. Trade PB SIGNED by the author/poet on the title page, beneath which he has also written "Castine / Maine / 1990." "The poems that compose [this book] -- generous selections from six previous books and wonderfully vigorous new poems -- describe and illuminate the still unfinished arc of Philip Booth's work, reflecting inward and outward changes yet sustained by a resilient sense of place." That place was... View more info

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Week-End

By: Brackett, Charles

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Robert M. McBride & Company: 1925

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 23199

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [worn but intact, light staining to covers, diagonal red line of undetermined origin/purpose across bottom right corner of front cover, vintage bookseller's label (Unity Pegues, Hollywood, California) on rear pastedown]. The second novel by the future New Yorker drama critic and even-more future Hollywood screenwriter and producer. It's a satire about a group of people who gather at the country home of a bishop(!) for a weekend getaway from the city; t... View more info

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The Illustrated Man [*SIGNED*]

By: Bradbury, Ray

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: [1958, c.1951]

Edition: Later Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23421

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [virtually no wear to book, but the front hinge is starting to crack so tender handling required; jacket faded at spine but otherwise just lightly worn, with a touch of visible wear along the top edge]. SIGNED by the author on the ffep, above which he has written the name of the inscribee, followed by an exclamation point. Early Bradbury collection of 18 stories (the jacket copy says 20, but that includes the Prologue and Epilogue), built around the con... View more info

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Vile Bodies; a play in twelve episodes

By: Bradley, H. Dennis; adapted from Evelyn Waugh's novel

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall Ltd.: 1931

Edition: "Revised edition" (see note)

Seller ID: 23223

Condition: Good


[age-toning to covers and edges of text block, about a one-inch split in binding at bottom front hinge, binding itself a little tender; the lines for the character "Faith," who appears only in Scene VII, are underlined in pencil]. Stage adaptation of Waugh's 1930 novel about London's "bright young things," this being (per the cover and title page) the "revised edition, as played at the Arts Theatre." A review of the original London production ob... View more info

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Prize Stories of 1951: The O. Henry Awards

By: Brickell, Herschel, ed.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23188

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [slight bumping to all corners, but otherwise a good sound clean book; jacket a little edgeworn, with a few small nicks at both ends of spine, a couple of small closed tears]. The 33rd annual collection of the year's best short stories by American authors, selected from American magazines; in most instances, this volume represents the first hardcover or anthologized appearances of these stories. Each story is prefaced by a brief (half-page) biographical... View more info

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The Brick Foxhole

By: Brooks, Richard

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: (c.1945)

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 23086

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[minor shelfwear, very slight bumping to top corners; jacket has minor paper loss at top of spine (no text affected), small closed tear at bottom rear hinge]. The screenwriter/director's first novel, about a psychotic, anti-Semitic ex-GI; basis for the noted film noir CROSSFIRE, starring Robert Ryan, Robert Mitchum, Robert Young, and Gloria Grahame. View more info

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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 ... 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... 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 GANT... View more info

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More About All About Eve

By: Carey, Gary; a colloquy with Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1972)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 23406

ISBN: 0-394-48248-4

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[light shelfwear to book, faint soiling to top edge of text block; jacket has a small closed tear at the top front hinge, minor wrinkling along top edge of front panel, long vertical crease in rear flap, no other significant wear]. "Within these pages, in the course of a colloquy with Gary Carey relevant to the times and circumstances of the writing and directing of ALL ABOUT EVE, Joseph L. Mankiewicz covers -- and uncovers -- a fascinating panorama of his 'twenty-y... 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... 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 ... 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... 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,... 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' whi... View more info