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The Patchwork Time

By: Gibbons, Robert

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23171

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[boards very slightly bowed outwards, tiny shallow dent in top of front cover; jacket has one tiny chip at top of front panel, very slight paper loss at top of spine, light soiling to rear panel]. The Alabama-born author's second (and apparently last) book, "essentially a novel about Johnny Somers, a frightened young man who suddenly finds himself in a strange world of baffling mazes and tortuous paths; and yet, even more starkly real, it is the heart-breaking story of the pitiable, likable people of a small Southern town." If that jacket-blurb quote seems a little oblique, it didn't... View more info

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Thumbcap Weir

By: Gillmor, Frances

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Minton, Balch & Company: 1929

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 23112

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [decent sound copy, some fading to spine cloth, wear and tiny tears at spine ends, slight paper loss (insect nibbling?) at bottom corners of about a half-dozen pages toward the end of the book]. Novel set in a Scottish settlement in Canada, more specifically in the region of the Bay of Fundy, between the provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. View more info

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Toys of a Lifetime [*SIGNED*]

By: Gingrich, Arnold

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23455

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice-looking book, just a trace of wear to bottom edge; jacket has a couple of small closed tears along the top edge and some minor dog-earing along the top edge of the rear panel, all ameliorated by a previous owner's internal tape-repair along the top edge (externally invisible, no yellowing or bleed-through); there is also a short diagonal crease at the bottom right corner of the front panel]. (pen and ink drawings) SIGNED by the author, fhe founding editor-publisher of Esquire, on the ffep. Not exactly a memoir, but rather a series of essays (or musings) "about his personal preferen... View more info

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Abe and Mawruss: Being Further Adventures of Potash and Perlmutter

By: Glass, Montague

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1911)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 22886

Condition: Very Good+


(decorated cloth; no dust jacket) [a good solidly-bound book; front cover illustration lightly rubbed but still attractive, spine cloth a little faded, very slight bumping to rear corners, light age-toning to edges of text block]. (4 B&W plates) Classic Jewish ethnic humor, featuring the archetypal (and stereotypical) perpetually-bickering Jewish business partners. The P&P stories began appearing in The Saturday Evening Post in 1909 (the eleven selections in this volume mostly date from 1910 and 1911), and proved so popular that the characters soon migrated to other media: the first stage ada... View more info

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The Harry Golden Omnibus [*SIGNED*]

By: Golden, Harry

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Company Ltd.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23250

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[minor shelfwear, light age-toning to edges of text block; jacket a bit edgeworn, light soiling to rear panel]. SIGNED by the author on the ffep (signature only). A selection of pieces from the popular Jewish-American writer and newspaper publisher's three best-selling collections of essays and commentaries (some of which are short enough to fit several to the page). "Harry Golden's brand of personal journalism, which combines the approaches of the crusading newspaper editors of the nineteenth century and the familiar essayists of literary weeklies, has nevertheless a mid-twentieth centu... View more info

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I, Momolu [*SIGNED*]

By: Graham, Lorenz

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: (c.1966)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23024

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[moderate wear to extremities, spine very slightly turned, extremely light bumping and a teensy bit of fraying to bottom corners, bookplate affixed to ffep; jacket a little edgeworn, a couple of tiny chips at top edge of rear panel, tiny closed tear at bottom front hinge, small surface-damaged area and slight paper loss at bottom right corner of front panel]. (B&W illustrations) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "All good wishes for / one who understands -- / Lorenz Graham / May 17, 1973." (The inscribee is probably the individual whose bookplate is on the same page, te... View more info

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Sweepstakes

By: Greenaway, Emily

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1941)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 23105

Condition: Good+


(no dust jacket) [ex-library book, faint dampstain to upper left section of front cover, library bookplate and stamp on front pastedown, date-due slip/pocket/card on rear endpapers (showing no checkout activity whatsoever)]. "A story of a group of ordinary people in a typical American town. Each of them buys a ticket in the sweepstakes. By the time the winners are drawn, some have forgotten just why they bought their tickets. But meanwhile they have unconsciously achieved what they were after." (Quoted from the dustjacket of another copy of the book; NO dustjacket is present on this ... View more info

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Miracle in the Drawing Room

By: Greenwood, Edwin

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23126

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[ex-rental library book but only minimally marked as such (remnants of label on front pastedown), moderately shelfworn, some soiling to bottom edges, slight bumping at several corners, vintage bookseller's rubber-stamp at bottom of front pastedown (Bertrand Smith's Book Store, Long Beach, Calif.); jacket scuffed and edgeworn, a couple of small tears, shallow chipping at top of spine, fading/color-shifting to spine panel]. "A daring and cynical novel of the modern world's reaction to an old fashioned miracle" -- i.e., the intrusion of God Himself into the affairs of a dysfunctional Brit... View more info

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Sex Science

By: Greer, Joseph H., M.D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Author: (c.1911)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 23048

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [moderate overall wear, slightly bumped and softened corners, a good sound used copy]. An early sex-education treatise, "a message from a physician to the people upon a subject which vitally concerns the life of man and society," strongly advocating "the importance of an education for [young people] which will lead to purity of mind and thought, and such a knowledge of sexual physiology and instinct was will be a safeguard to them against contamination of evil habits." Just a glance at the table of contents might have been scary enough for the average adolesce... View more info

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The Young Lust Reader

By: Griffith, Bill, and Jay Kinney, comp.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: San Francisco, And/Or Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22685

Condition: Very Good+


[nice clean copy, minor edgewear, short closed tear at bottom edge of rear cover]. Trade PB (comic strip and cartoon illustrations) Unexpurgated reprint of the first three issues of the legendary "underground romance comic" devoted to the titular emotion and its related activities, "with additional revelatory text by Bill Griffith and Jay Kinney," who between them wrote and/or illustrated much of the content. Not for sale to minors. View more info

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Billy Durant, Creator of General Motors [*SIGNED*]

By: Gustin, Lawrence R.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids MI, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company: (c.1973)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23217

ISBN: 0-8028-3435-3

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, minor shelfwear; jacket similarly nice, with just a single closed tear at top of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "For / Ed Reingold, / the 'new reporter in / town,' who gave me / the 'lead' for / this literary endeavor, / Best Wishes, / Larry Gustin / May 23, 1975." "Except for car buffs -- who may recall the Durant automobile -- and business historians, few people today would recognize the name of William Crapo Durant. But of all those colorful and inventive men who led this country into the age of the automobile, ... View more info

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Me and Bad Eye and Slim: The Diary of a Buck Private [*SIGNED*]

By: Harvey, Bartle M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: (n.p.), From the Press of Chas. F. Davis: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22860

Condition: Fair


(no dust jacket) [front hinge cracked, several corners bumped, slight fading to spine cloth, old bookseller's rubber stamp on front pastedown (Bertrand Smith, Acres of Books)]. (B&W cartoon illustrations) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the second front endpaper: "Best wishes / Conrad [or possibly "Comrade"] E.W. Gilliland / "Buckshot" 4-14-32." [See note.] Putatively humorous account, in diary format, of a young recruit's experiences in World War I. The author strives for a vernacular sort of narrative voice, but fortunately doesn't go overboard with it; a lo... View more info

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From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies

By: Haskell, Molly

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: (c.1974)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23081

ISBN: 0-03-007606-4

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[minor soiling to bottom of text block, one-time owner's signature on ffep; jacket shows some wear along top edge, tiny tear and associated short diagonal crease at top of front panel, small nicks at spine extremities, minor discoloration to rear endpapers from laid-in newspaper clipping (see notes)]. (B&W photographs) This landmark work of feminist film criticism took "a tough look at sex and sexism in the movies," and put forth the somewhat counter-intuitive hypothesis that things had actually gotten worse over the years: "From the tremulous virgins and rip-roaring flapers of th... View more info

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Words and Music ["The Golden Road" and "Bright Star"]

By: Hatch, Eric

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: (c.1942, 1943)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22956

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[bumping to spine ends, light soiling to top of text block; jacket (supplied from another copy) is moderately edgeworn, scrunched and wrinkled at spine, closed tears at a couple of spine corners (one of which extends diagonally across the bottom part of the spine, but is fairly unobtrusive]. Two short novels with show-biz settings, by the author of "My Man Godfrey," about "lovable people you like to read about." (Now there's a switch!) "The Golden Road" is about a young woman "who came to New York for a job, but got instead a bandleader husband and all the compli... View more info

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Cry Dance: A Novel of the American Indian

By: Hayne, Coe

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23008

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [covers considerably soiled, lightly bumped at bottom corners; internally clean, perfectly acceptable as a reading/reference copy]. "The story of a group of persons who tried to do something to help the Indians who were being pushed off their treaty lands by greedy cattle men and driven back onto the inhospitable slopes of the high Sierras" (The New York Times). View more info

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The Florentine Dagger: A Novel for Amateur Detectives

By: Hecht, Ben

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Boni and Liveright: (c.1923)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22858

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [reading/reference copy only; soiling to covers and edges of text block, dampstain at upper page corners affecting about the first 25 pages, stains/smudges on several other pages]. (B&W frontispiece + 4 plates) Mystery novel, the protagonist of which is "Prince Julien de Medici -- of Broadway." Basis for the 1935 film of the same name, directed by Robert Florey, with which Hecht himself does not appear to have been involved. NOTE that a prefatory note about the Wallace Smith illustrations refers to "the five illustrations contained in the following pages," b... View more info

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Hula: Vintage Hawaiian Graphics

By: Heimann, Jim, ed.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cologne, Germany, Taschen: (c.2003)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23064

ISBN: 3-8228-2621-9

Condition: Near Fine


[virtually as-new, with just a touch of rubbing to the front cover]. (Icons) Series (color reproductions, B&W photographs) A collection hundreds of Hawaiian pop culture images culled from many sources, including advertisements, tourist brochures, magazine covers, postcards, etc. Introductory text in English, German, and French. View more info

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British Modern: Graphic Design Between the Wars

By: Heller, Steven, and Louise Fini

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Chronicle Books: (c.1998)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23075

ISBN: 0-8118-1311-8

Condition: Near Fine


[very nice copy, essentially as-new with just a tiny bit of surface wear to the rear cover]. Trade PB (color reproductions) "The twenties, thirties, and early forties witnessed a remarkable surge of creative activity in British graphic arts and commercial design. British designers embraced artistic developments taking place in America, France, and Germany, incorporating the avant-garde visual languages of Cubism, Futurism, and Vorticism. The resulting look was subtle, sophisticated, stylized. The first book to focus on British design of the Art Deco period, [this volume] is an essentail... View more info

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Bought; photoplay title of Jackdaws Strut

By: Henry, Harriet

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1930

Edition: 2nd printing (stated)

Seller ID: 23609

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[ex-rental library book (Cambridge Libraries) with rental terms label on ffep ("If You Like This Book Buy It!") but no other markings; spine slightly turned, light wear to bottom extremities; jacket edgeworn, bottom one-third of spine is missing, split at bottom of both foldovers, miscellaneous creasing]. (4 B&W film stills) Novel about a "girl on her own in New York, working to live and living to marry -- for love, money or both. She is level-headed and she knows what she wants...from life: romance and beauty, position and wealth. Coolly and confidently she determined to have t... View more info

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Ellery Queen Presents The Spy and the Thief; 14 stories about Rand and Nick Velvet

By: Hoch, Edward D.; edited and with introductions by Ellery Queen

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Davis Publications, Inc.: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23228

Condition: Very Good


[light edge- and surface-wear to covers, very slight separation of front cover from spine at top hinge, front cover corners slightly bent, one page diagonally creased at top corner]. (Ellery Queen Presents, No. 3) Series "A double-barreled collection -- 14 stories of which seven are adventures of Rand, the Double-C man, and seven are exploits of Nick Velvet." Rand is "the head of the DCC -- the Department of Concealed Communications, a top-security section established by British Intelligence in 1963, shortly after the Profumo scandal, [and] is an outstanding codebreaker-cipherolo... View more info