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Great Crimes of San Francisco

By: Dickensheet, Dean W., ed.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books (A Comstock Edition): 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22823

ISBN: 0-345-24297-1

Condition: Very Good+


[modest external wear, reading crease along front hinge, short diagonal crease at bottom right corner of front cover; see NOTE regarding signature on top of ffep]. Mass Market PB Contents: "The Death of a Dentist" by David Magee; "The Phosphorescent Bride" by Oscar Lewis; "Wells, Fargo Jekyll and Hyde" by Richard H. Dillon; "The History of Theodore Durrant" by Thomas S. Duke; "Eleven Days' Wonder" by Lenore Glen Offord; "The L... View more info

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Odd Man Out: A Memoir of the Hollywood Ten

By: Dmytryk, Edward

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Carbondale/Edwardsville, Southern Illinois University Press: (c.1996)

Edition: 1st Edition (softcover issue)

Seller ID: 23445

ISBN: 0-8093-1999-3

Condition: Near Fine


[slight bumping to corners of rear cover, otherwise nice and clean, virtually as-new]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "In this personal and perceptive book, [the author] vividly chronicles the history of a particularly turbulent era in American political life while examining his own life before and after the events universally called the witch hunts. He details his brief membership in the Communist Party of America, explaining his initial commitment to what he perceived... View more info

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The Holocaust in American Film [*SIGNED*]

By: Doneson, Judith E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/New York/Jerusalem, The Jewish Publication Society: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23655

ISBN: 0-8276-0281-2

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[lovely clean copy (except for author inscription), with no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. "An investigation into the ways in which specific films influenced and reflected the Americanization of the Holocaust, and how film has helped to disseminate the event into the popular consciousness." Among the films discussed in depth are Chaplin's THE GREAT DICTATOR, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (... View more info

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Some Take a Lover

By: Du Pre, Ann (pseud. for Grace Lumpkin)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22781

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket, although the front panel of the original dj is affixed to the front cover, and the front jacket flap affixed to the front pastedown) [ex-rental library book, stamped as such ("Variety Circulating Library") on front and rear endpapers, title page, and a couple of text pages; ffep removed with consequent weakening of front hinge, externally worn but not too extremely, considering]. Novel about the Singleton family, a clan of rich aristocrats (are ... View more info

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Wake Up

By: Dufresne, Damien

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Paris, Assouline: [2004]

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 22912

Condition: Near Fine


(pictorial boards; no dust jacket, probably as issued) [nice copy, some rubbing to covers and slight bumping to base of spine]. (color and B&W photographs) Fancy-schmancy promotional book showcasing the work of photographer/makeup creator Damien Dufresne. As described on his website, this is "a beauty book conceived like an artistic proposition: Damien Dufresne creates the make-up, draws, and reinvents. He plays with color, associates them, superimposes them, and ... View more info

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The Swallow; a novel based upon the actual experiences of one of the survivors of the famous Lafayette Escadrille

By: Dunbar, Ruth

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Boni and Liveright: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23035

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [dust-soiling to top edge of text block, otherwise just a lightly worn copy with the tiniest touch of fraying to cloth at base of spine; attractive vintage bookplate ("Ex Libris - Nell A. Shedd") on front pastedown]. The subtitle pretty much says it all: the book covers its protagonist's entire experience in the Great War, from enlistment through being shot down in combat, and his period of recovery in a French hospital. The author gave her flyb... View more info

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The Collected Subconscious: An Anthology of Subconscious Comics

By: Eagan, Tim

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Santa Cruz CA, Gray Matter Press: (c.1990)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22769

ISBN: 0-9626272-0-8

Condition: Fine


[very nice, as-new book, with no discernible wear]. Trade PB (cartoon illustrations) The only book-form collection of this "satirical fantasy of the inner world" (which ran in various daily and alternative publications from 1981 through 2000) by the West Coast-based cartoonist, active since the early 1970s, who describes it as taking place "inside somebody’s mind (as distinguished from the inside of his brain)." Most of Eagan's work is more overtly po... View more info

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The Fall of Paris

By: Ehrenburg, Ilya (translated from the Russian by Gerard Shelley)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1943

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 23092

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[a good sound copy, a little shelfwear to bottom edge, dust-darkening to top of text block; jacket shows a bit of wear at extremities, tiny shallow chip at top of rear panel, very slight paper loss at base of spine]. Sprawling novel following "the varied fortunes of a gallery of men and women who form a cross-section of Parisian life" during the years from 1935 through the fall of Paris to the invading German army in May 1940. "The story ends with the debacle... View more info

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God's Angry Man

By: Ehrlich, Leonard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Modern Age Books, Inc.: 1938 (c.1932)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 23085

Condition: Very Good


[some wear at edges and corners, light soiling and age-toning to edges of text block]. (Seal Books) Series Biographical fiction about abolitionist John Brown, originally published by Simon & Schuster in 1932. Contains eight pages of ads for other Modern Age publications in the back of the book. View more info

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The Haunted Screen: Expressionism in the German Cinema and the Influence of Max Reinhardt

By: Eisner, Lotte H. (translated from the French by Roger Greaves)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Berkeley/Los Angeles, University of California Press: (c.1969)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23434

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[minor shelfwear, a little bit of yellow hi-liting in the text, one long sentence underlined in ink on page 51; jacket shows light surface wear, tiny closed tear at top rear hinge, short diagonal crease at top corner of front flap]. (B&W photographs) Classic critical/historical work on German cinema of the silent era and its theatrical roots. Originally published in France in 1952 (as "L'Ecran Demonaique"), it was revised and reissued in 1965; this translation ... View more info

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The Chinook Book; a complete descriptive analysis of the Chinook jargon in plain words, giving instructions for pronunciation, construction, expression and proper speaking of Chinook with all the various shaded meanings of the words

By: El Comancho (W.S. Phillips)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Seattle, R.L. Davis Printing Co.: 1913

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 23292

Condition: Very Good


[moderate external soiling, one-time owner's name (Earl G. Reed) written boldly in black ink at the top of both covers AND on the title page (just in case), along with (on the title page) the date and place he purchased the book: Seward, Alaska, July 4, 1922]. "The Chinook jargon is not a language in the ordinary accepted sense," the author writes in his "Explanatory," "but is a verbal symbolism created by a spontaneous combination of words from wide... View more info

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Methinks the Lady . . . [*SIGNED*]

By: Endore, Guy

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce: (c.1945)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23553

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [light shelfwear, moderate bumping to top rear corner, spine very slightly turned, some old tape shadows on front endpapers, a few small scuff marks on front cover]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author at the top of the ffep: "Sycamore House, Los Angeles, Dec. 8, 1945 / To _____ & _____ / affectionately / Guy Endore." Psychological mystery/suspense novel about "a lost soul, a woman bedevilled by her other, evil, self" (i.e. a distaff Jek... View more info

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Heparin: Metabolism, Physiology and Clinical Application [*SIGNED*]

By: Engelberg, Hyman, M.D.; with a chapter on chemistry by Kenneth D. Brown, M.D.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Springfield IL, Charles C. Thomas: (c.1963)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22990

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dj


[a little shelfwear, rear hinge cracked, light spotting/foxing to top edge of text block; jacket shows a little wear along top edge, minor tears and slight dog-earing at top of spine, spine itself a little sun-browned]. (tables, figures) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To _____ and ____ / With love, / Hy." I have nothing to say about heparin whatsoever, but for the sake of filling up a little space will quote Wikipedia's description of it as a &... View more info

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Reader's Digest Condensed Books: Summer 1950 Selections (Volume II) [The Wooden Horse; Home Town; Visibility Unlimited; The Way West]

By: Eric Williams, Cleveland Amory, Dick Grace, A.B. Guthrie Jr.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Pleasantville NY, The Reader's Digest Association: (c.1950)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22885

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[solid clean copy, minor shelfwear, light age-toning to edges of text block, one-time owner's embossed name/address on both endpapers; the jacket shows some wear and slight wrinkling along top edge, some very slight paper loss at top of spine and at bottom right edge of front panel]. Vol. 2 The second volume in the RDCB series, with two laid-in items documenting its early marketing strategies: a folded flyer incorporating two "Charter Subscriber's Option Cards,"... View more info

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The Rifleman

By: Fannin, Cole

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Racine WI, Whitman Publishing Company: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23127

Condition: Near Fine


(laminated photographic boards; no dust jacket, as issued) [slight wear at a couple of corners, but as nice a copy as you'll find despite the front hinge being cracked (but not separated and holding firm); small 59-cent price sticker on front cover]. (B&W drawings with monocolor highlights) Juvenile novel based on the popular TV western series starring Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford (both pictured on the cover), which ran for five seasons on ABC and has the distincti... View more info

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A Tribute to the Pioneers of Animation: Commemorative Program [*SIGNED* by 26 noted figures of the animation world]

By: Fazio, Michael D.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], Privately Issued: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22770

Condition: Near Fine


[virtually flawless condition, with just the tiniest bit of edgewear]. 64-page booklet commemorating a banquet held on September 1, 1994, in honor of 29 "pioneers of animation" (many, but not all, of whom were animators), the majority of whom were in attendance -- except for four who had passed away earlier in the year, while the event was still being planned. The 26 signatures present in the program were collected by the publisher on labels, which have been car... View more info

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The Summer of Jack London [*SIGNED*]

By: Fenady, Andrew J.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Walker and Company: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22951

ISBN: 0-8027-4040-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice-looking copy, with some very light dampstaining (visible only on the inside bottom edge of the jacket), light tanning to edges of text block, one tiny spot on lower fore-edge]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the dedication page, beneath the printed dedicatees: "and for / ________ / Long time friend to / Jack London / and / A.J. Fenady / Feb 22 - 85." "Fascinated by the life of Jack London, veteran Hollywood writer A.J. Fenady recreates in fictio... View more info

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Show Boat

By: Ferber, Edna

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Page & Co.: (c.1926)

Edition: First Trade Edition

Seller ID: 23492

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dj


[slight bump to top right corner of front cover, light foxing to bottom edge of text block, spine very slightly turned; unclipped jacket ($2.00 printed price) is lightly soiled, sun-browning to spine and along edge of rear flap, a bit of chipping at top of spine (slightly affecting the printed title thereon)]. An American classic. The novel was a best-seller, and the subject matter made its adaptation into a stage musical a natural; the Kern-Hammerstein musical opened o... View more info

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World without Heroes

By: Fields, Arthur C.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York/London/Toronto, Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill Book Company: (c.1950)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23093

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


(price-clipped) [moderate shelfwear to bottom edges of covers, light soiling to edges of text block; jacket has a number of small tears and chips, 3-inch split along top front foldover, a bit of paper loss at top of spine]. Scarce novel about the psychological effects of war on the men who fight it. Set during the last days of World War II in Europe, as Allied troops close in on Berlin, the action centers around one American rifle squad that goes off the rails: "Sh... View more info

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The Twenty-Seventh City [*SIGNED*]

By: Franzen, Jonathan

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22947

ISBN: 0-374-27972-1

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very light shelfwear, a trace of soiling to edges of text block and a teeny-tiny dampstain on the bottom edge (keep reading); jacket appears unblemished from the exterior, but there is a large black stain on the inside, apparently the result of the jacket having been slightly damp at some point, just enough for some of the black from the cloth binding to have transferred to it; however, the only visible sign of any of this is the aforementioned teeny-tiny dampstain on t... View more info