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Samuel Fuller

By: Garnham, Nicholas

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1972 (c.1971)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 22857

ISBN: 0-670-61663-X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, slight bump to bottom rear corner but no other significant wear; jacket just a tiny bit rubbed on the rear panelwith just a trace of shelfwear to bottom edge; similar very minor edgewear to jacket]. (B&W photographs) Engaging, thematically-organized (rather than film-by-film) examination of the work of one of American cinema's true originals. "This book is a labour of love," says the author in his introduction, "a love born in the dark womb of Sunday afternoon moviehouses in rain-drenched provincial towns and the seedier areas of London. This book is a culmi... View more info

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The Ego and the Centaur [*SIGNED*]

By: Garrigue, Jean

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, New Directions: (c.1947)

Edition: (see note)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22778

Condition: Good in Poor dj


[shelfworn copy, with several bumped corners, dampstaining at both ends of spine and a bit along the bottom edges of the covers; jacket is age-browned, soiled, small bits of paper loss here and there, heavily water-stained along spine, partially split along rear hinge -- a bit of a fragile mess, frankly, held together only by a shiny new jacket protector]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the poet on the ffep: "For George Kirgo / 'While Shakespeare remains, literature is firm' / Jean Garrigue / Sept 3, 1942, in full-dress moonlight." The first book (and first full-length publication) by this I... View more info

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Family Crisis

By: Gass, Sherlock Bronson

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Reynal & Hitchcock: 1940

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 23111

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [good sound copy, light shelfwear, minor dust-stain to bottom of text block, slight fading to spine cloth, rubber-stamped bookseller's name on front pastedown (Bertrand Smith's Acres of Books, Long Beach, Calif.), vintage bookplate on ffep]. The titular "crisis" was basically the author's family life and business during a five-year period from 1895 to 1900, during which his father, following a run of bad luck and failed ventures in Chicago, tried to make a go of a commercial laundry establishment in Dayton, Ohio, enlisting his wife and three sons in the effort to keep... View more info

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Spirite

By: Gautier, Théophile (translated by Arthur D. Hall)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Chicago/New York, Rand, McNally & Company: 1890

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 23119

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket; top edge gilt, "Acme" devices on spine (gilt) and front cover (embossed in black)) [shelfworn along bottom edge but otherwise a good sound copy, binding/hinges fully intact, slight bumping to corners, some wear to cloth at spine ends, minor dampstaining to top edges of several illustration plates (no impact on actual illustrations)]. (frontispiece + 15 B&W plates) Novel about a man's obsessive romance with a beguiling ghost, originally published in France in 1866 (subtitled "nouvelle fantastique"), and subsequently in the U.S. by D. Appleton in 1877. (A slight... View more info

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New Heaven New Earth

By: Gaye, Phoebe Fenwick

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1932

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23115

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [good solid copy, binding intact, mild bumping to bottom corners, light dust-soiling to top of text block, small bookseller's rubber-stamped name on front pastedown (Bertrand Smith's Acres of Books, Long Beach, Calif.), shadow of previous owner's erased name on ffep]. Novel about a group of immigrants of varied backgrounds and nationalities who are bound for America, each in search "of a new opportunity, of a new liberty of the spirit or of the body, of escape from family worries, intimate obsessions or ruined careers, of freedom for the varied impulses of the soul which t... View more info

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The Queen's Panetelas

By: George, Crosby

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York/London, D. Appleton-Century Company: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23117

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [uneven fading to cloth on both front and rear covers, light dust-soiling to top of text block, original jacket flaps affixed to front and rear pastedowns, vintage bookseller's rubber-stamp (Bertrand Smith Acres of Books, Long Beach, California) on front pastedown]. A Graustarkian burlesque of European politics, "a lively and hilarious potpourri of wit, satire, and sophistication -- a tale of Kings and Queens and Princes, of modern dictators and munitions salesmen, of panetela cigars and tenor-tubas, of love-making that is unconventional, of political intrigues and fantas... View more info

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Jitter Run

By: Germann, Robert F.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, The Hampton Publishing Company (distributed by William Morrow & Co.): 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23110

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[moderate shelfwear, slight deterioration of cloth at spine ends, faint bookseller's rubber-stamped name at bottom of front pastedown (Bertrand Smith's Book Store, Long Beach, Calif.); jacket a bit soiled, several small nicks and tiny chips along top edge]. (pen and ink drawings) The outrageous adventures of a stereotypical Southern plantation clan, "a dubious family of devious ways passionately devoted to a life of uselessness." The Los Angeles Times reviewer was unabashedly enthusiastic: "Written with a completely straight face and skillfully plotted, the novel is a remarkable ... View more info

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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