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

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

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They Got Me Covered [*SIGNED*]

By: Hope, Bob

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Hollywood, (Copyright by Bob Hope): (c.1941)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23554

Condition: Very Good+


(laminated pictorial boards, no dust jacket) [minor external soiling, a bit of wear to cloth at spine ends, very slight lifting of the laminate at lower left edge of front cover]. (B&W photographs, cartoon illustrations) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Hope on the ffep, with what was apparently his generic inscription: "Honestly! It's 'Nothing but the Truth' / Bob Hope." (This also served as a plug for his then-current Paramount film, NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH, released in October 1941.) This small book, a jokey gag-filled "Life of" BH -- which is essentially an extended comedy routine r... View more info

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The American Eagle in Art and Design: 321 Examples

By: Hornung, Clarence P., ed.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, Inc.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23321

ISBN: 0-486-23604-8

Condition: Near Fine


[virtually as-new, with just one small fingertip crease in front cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs, graphics) "This volume is the largest single collection illustrating the use and development of the eagle in art and design in America. A magnificent source book of original designs, drawings and photographs, [the book] demonstrates how many and varied stylistic approaches an artist may take to a single motif and provides a comprehensive catalogue of the most important symbol in American folk art." View more info

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In the Steps of the Normans and Plantagenets

By: Houghton, Leighton

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Rich and Cowan:

Edition: "5th Thousand"

Seller ID: 23136

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[minimal wear to book, a nice tight attracive copy; jacket a little worn at extremities, some internal dampstaining but only a trace of bleed-through on spine]. ("In the Steps of" series) Series (B&W photographs, endpaper maps) "Travelling round Britain on a second tour of three thousand miles, the author rediscovers the places associated with the men of the Middle Ages. The story he tells is interspersed with anecdotes of his adventures and many a tale and legend gleaned from a casual acquaintance on the road, so that side by side with his picture of medieval Britain he depicts t... View more info

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Goya

By: Hughes, Robert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23073

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[book is flawless; jacket unblemished except for one faint surface-scratch on front panel (that you'd never have noticed if I hadn't pointed it out to you)]. (color and B&W art reproductions) Critical biography of "one of art history's most compelling, enigmatic, and important figures, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, [whose] life and work bridged the transition from the eighteenth-century reign of the old masters to the early days of the nineteenth-century moderns. With his salient passion for the artist and the art, [the author] brings Goya vividly to life through dazzling analysis... View more info

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The Bulls of Rome

By: Huna, Ludwig (translated by Madge Pemberton)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Brewer and Warren Inc. / Payson and Clarke Ltd.:

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 22981

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [worn copy, some fraying to cloth at spine ends and bottom corners, spine a little turned, dust-soiling to top of text block, old bookseller's rubber-stamp on front pastedown (Bertrand Smith Acres of Books, Long Beach, California), vintage bookseller's label from Dean Markham's Book Store, Los Angeles, on rear pastedown]. (The Borgias Trilogy, Vol. 1) Series First book in the author's trilogy about the Borgias. The original German title was "Die Stiere von Rom." View more info

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Essays New and Old

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: (c.1927)

Edition: 2nd printing ("B")

Seller ID: 23615

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [moderately worn but sound copy, bottom corners bumped, tiny tear in cloth at top of spine]. 28 essays on divers topics, such as: "In a Tunisian Oasis"; "Tibet"; "Modern Folk Poetry"; "Edward Lear"; "Sir Christopher Wren"; "The Importance of Being Nordic"; "Chaucer"; "Popular Music" (he liked ); and "Sincerity in Art." My personal favorite (not that I'm going to claim to have read them all) is "Where Are the Movies Moving?", in which he sings the praises of his "favorite dramatic hero, Fel... View more info

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This Timeless Moment: A Personal View of Aldous Huxley [*SIGNED*]

By: Huxley, Laura Archera

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23436

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[a little discoloration/spotting to cloth along top edges of book's covers, light age-toning to edges of text block, spine very slightly turned; jacket shows a bit of wear along top and bottom edges, minor wrinkling at top of front panel, tiny closed tear at top front hinge, minor nick at top of spine]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED ("For ________ / with best wishes" and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Huxley's widow tells "the story of [his] later years (Laura Archera met him in 1948 and they were married in 1956), when he devoted his time to lecturing, writing, and in... View more info

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The Story of an African Farm: A Novel

By: Iron, Ralph (Olive Schreiner)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Cupples and Hurd: 1888

Edition: "New Edition"

Seller ID: 23090

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [moderate wear to extremities, remnant of newspaper clipping on front pastedown; hinges intact, gilt spine lettering still strong and fully readable]. Relatively uncommon printing of this South African author's popular work, first published in 1883 under the pseudonym "Ralph Iron" (retained for this printing, although with the author's true name also given on both the front cover and the title page). This "New Edition," so stated, appears to just be a reprint of the Second Edition, incorporates the "Preface" to same, dated June 1883. A film version o... View more info

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The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr. Norris; Goodbye to Berlin

By: Isherwood, Christopher

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Cambridge MA, Robert Bentley, Inc.: 1979

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 23014

ISBN: 0-8376-0449-4

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[minimal shelfwear to book, diagonal creases at bottom corners of a couple of pages (no doubt from some previous owner too lazy to reach for a bookmark), film production company label on ffep; jacket lightly soiled, with small chips at top of front panel and top left corner of rear panel, and a closed tear across the middle of the spine]. Isherwood's two novels based on his life in Berlin from 1929 to 1933, which provided the basic story material for the for the 1952 play "I Am a Camera" and the subsequent musical "Cabaret" and its film adaptation. This appears to be a reprin... View more info

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How Many Angels [*SIGNED*]

By: Israel, Charles E.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan: 1956

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23219

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear, faint staining to fore-edge, age-toning to top of text block; jacket a bit edgeworn (a few tiny nicks along top edge), light dampstaining at bottom right corner of front panel and bottom left corner of rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "For Tess Sobol with / my best regards, / Charles / December, 1956"; beneath the author's inscription is an additional Christmas gift inscription in another hand. A novel, the author's first, dealing "with the small Sudeten German community in Czechoslovakia after the Allied victory, and war's aftermath ... View more info

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The Tommy John Story [*SIGNED*]

By: John, Tommy & Sally, with Joe Musser

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Old Tappan NJ, Fleming H. Revell Company: (c.1978)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23657

ISBN: 0-8007-0923-3

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very slight wear at base of spine; jacket shows just a touch of surface wear]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To ___ -- / Good luck & you're / a great Sox fan! / Long live Hyde Park / Tommy John / Phil 4:13. [That last is a reference to the Bible verse Philippians 4:13 -- "For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength."] Not merely the story of the pitcher's amazing comeback following the specialized arm surgery that now bears his name, but also "the inspiring account of a dynamic faith -- a man's faith in a God Who still p... View more info

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The Praying Mantis

By: Johnson, Edgar

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Stackpole Sons: (c.1937)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23167

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[good sound clean copy, teensy bump to top front corner, appears unread, vintage bookseller's label (Daniels and Fisher Book Shop) on rear pastedown; jacket lightly edgeworn, with a couple of insignificant tears and a dime-sized surface-peel scar on the spine (probably from the careless removal of a price-sticker)]. "The glittering lady of [this] novel devours her man -- but by no simple physical process. [The book] is a subtle character study, a drama of jealousy and a clash of emotions that result in murder. It presents an ironic picture of an aging belle of the 1920's, an absorbing s... View more info

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In Parenthesis; seinnyessit e gledyf ym penn mameu

By: Jones, David

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Chilmark Press: (c.1961)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23210

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[good sound copy, slight deterioration to cloth along top edges of covers; jacket very lightly worn at extremities]. Epic poem based on the author's experiences in World War I, in particular his first seven months in the trenches. Although he went on to a notable career as a painter and a modernist poet, he also suffered physically and psychologically for many years after the war from what we would probably today recognize as PTSD. (In fact, a nervous breakdown brought on by the stress of revisiting his memories of that time during the course of writing this book delayed its completion and i... View more info