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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 -- the collapse of the French army under the blows of the Wehrmacht, the flight of the Government from Paris to Bordeaux, an... 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 (also published in England, by Thames & Hudson) incorporated some new material. 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 widely different languages, made by necessity and common usage into a trade jargon which is at once graphic, expressive, and exce... 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 Jekyll & Hyde yarn). Basis for the 1949 Otto Preminger film noir WHIRLPOOL, starring Gene Tierney and Richard Conte. Signed by... 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 "medication which is used as a blood thinner [that is specifically] used to treat and prevent deep vein thrombosis, pulmon... 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," and a small 8-page booklet touting this volume and the "Growth of a New Venture." The book itself contains condense... 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 distinction (if you can call it that) of having the most outrageously phallic-symbolic opening-title sequence of probably any televisi... 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 carefully affixed to the appropriate pages, each beneath a photograph of the individual and opposite a one-page summary of his c... 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 fiction one pivotal summer in the life of America's beloved novelist, who, though he died at thirty-nine, will live on forever in [... 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 on Broadway in December 1927 and ran for a year and a half; the first, mostly-silent version went into release in 1929, follow... 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: "Shattered by German artillery, crazed with rage at the elusive Nazis who hit, run, and surrender, these ordinary American boys ... 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 the bottom edge of the text block, and if you never take the jacket off the book, you'll never notice any of this]. SIGNED by... View more info

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Suicide in the Entertainment Industry: An Encyclopedia of 840 Twentieth Century Cases

By: Frasier, David K.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Jefferson NC/London, McFarland & Company, Inc.: (c.2002)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23051

ISBN: 0-7864-1038-8

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket, probably as issued) [nice clean copy, virtually as new, with just a tiny shallow dent in the bottom edge of the rear cover]. (B&W photographs) A cavalcade of self-destruction, culled from the obit columns of "Variety" from 1905 through 2000 but "also drawing attention from mainstream media"; each account is supplemented by the author's additional research into other sources. "Accidentally self-inflicted deaths are omitted, except for a few controversial cases. Each entry covers the person's personal and professional background, method of suicide, and pla... View more info

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God's Front Porch

By: Frings, Ketti

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1945 (c.1944)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 23118

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [light shelfwear, a bit of dust-soiling to top of text block, top rear corner bumped, vintage bookseller's rubber-stamp on rear pastedown (Bertrand Smith Acres of Books, Long Beach, California)]. Short novel (just 121 pages) about an American soldier, lying wounded and dying in a foxhole in Africa, who's whisked up to Heaven and given the chance to quiz God Himself about why He lets such horrible things as wars go on down below on earth. He's also concerned about the fate of his wife and their about-to-be-born baby back home, which God lets him observe via a telescope on His... View more info

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Homage to Blenholt

By: Fuchs, Daniel

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, The Vanguard Press: (c.1936)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23017

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [moderately shelfwear, slight fraying to cloth at spine ends, bumping fraying at all corners, light stain at left edge of front cover, spine cloth a little faded, dust-soiling to top of text block]. Fuchs's second novel, the middle volume in his "Williamsburg Trilogy," centered around the Jewish-American community of that Brooklyn neighborhood. View more info

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One World at a Time

By: Fuller, Margaret

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23114

Condition: Good+


(no dust jacket) [light bumping/slight fraying at several corners, a bit of wear at ends of spine, a bit of soiling to edges of text block; quite a decent reading copy]. "A romance of the Old South," per a contemporary listing. View more info

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New York in the 1930s

By: Fuller, Samuel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Paris, Éditions Hazan: (c.1997)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22985

ISBN: 2-85025-534-3

Condition: Very Good


[a little edgewear to covers and corners, diagonal creases at bottom right corner of front cover and top left corner of rear cover]. (Pocket Archives) Series Trade PB (B&W photographs) Pocket-sized photo album of New York life and scenes in the 1930s, prefaced by a 40-page essay by Fuller, who had been a newspaper reporter and illustrator in the city before decamping to Hollywood. A lovely little book, even though it's a bit deceptive to present it as "by Samuel Fuller," since there's no evidence or indication that Fuller made any contribution to the selection or captioning of the ph... View more info

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Ritorno al Tagliamento sul set di Addio Alle Armi [Return to Tagliamento: on the set of A FAREWELL TO ARMS]

By: Gaberscek, Carlo

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy, Lignano per la Cultura: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23302

Condition: Near Fine


[very slight bump to bottom right corner, otherwise nice and clean, virtually as new]. (B&W photographs) A retrospective look at the on-location production of A FAREWELL TO ARMS, the 1957 David O. Selznick production that was the second film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's novel. The text is entirely in Italian, so I'm somewhat guessing at the content, but the book appears to be a kind of companion piece to a TV documentary produced by La Cineteca del Friuli, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the film's production. It's divided into two main sections: the first, written by Carlo G... View more info

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The Captain Comes to Eden

By: Gardner, Ethel

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Dorrance & Company: (c.1953)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23120

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[corners bumped, moderate shelfwear, slight fading to cloth at top of spine, vintage bookseller's rubber-stamped name on front pastedown (Bertrand Smith Acres of Books, Long Beach, California); jacket rubbed and edgeworn, faded at spine, slight paper loss at both ends of spine, small tear at top of front panel, soiling to rear panel]. Uncommon comic novel about a once-magnificent but now hopelessly run-down old hotel on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, occupied primarily by little old ladies whose incessant demands for renovations cause the manager to throw up his hands and tell them to ... View more info