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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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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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The Known World [Advance Reader's Edition]

By: Jones, Edward P.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Amistad/HarperCollins: (c.2003)

Edition: Advance Reader's Edition

Seller ID: 22968

Condition: Fine


[very nice copy with no discernible wear; agent's or distributor's printed label on front cover (probably removable)]. Nice copy of the Advance Reader's Edition, with publisher's promotional letter laid in, of this National Book Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "an ambitious, luminously written novel that ranges seamlessly between the past and future and back again to the present, [the book] weaves together the lives of freed and enslaved blacks, white, and Indians -- and allows all of us a deeper understanding of the enduring multidimensional world created by the institution of sl... View more info

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The Strange Case of Alger Hiss

By: Jowitt, The Earl

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22811

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [moderate wear to book at bottom edge and extremities; jacket has tiny tears and very slight paper loss at several corners, some wrinkling/creasing along top edge, spine a little sun-browned]. (B&W photographs) "The Hiss trial is one of the most famous cases of this century. It has been the central theme of two American books, and one of the chief protagonists has published an account of the history of the trial and of the circumstances of his association with Alger Hiss. [The reference here is to "Witness" by Whittaker Chambers.] None of these writers has, howe... View more info

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That Bad Boy, and Other Stories; or, How to Manage a School

By: Karns, T.C.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Nashville TN, Claude J. Bell: 1913 (c.1910)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 22755

Condition: Good


[soiling and discoloration to covers, some deterioration to spine covering at spine ends, pages age-toned but not brittle; the binding is still solid despite this being a cheaply-made book]. (Teachers' Help Series) Series A classic of its day (although perhaps only in Tennessee), by the "Late Professor of Philosophy of Pedagogics in the University of Tennessee." This small book (just 94 pages) is a compendium of "bad boy" stories gathered from various teachers during a summer institute, which the author has synthesized (without losing its essential anecdotal nature) into a trea... View more info

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Csaky

By: Karshan, Donald

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Paris, Depot 15: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23071

Condition: Very Good


[some surface damage to covers (mostly the rear cover) from laminate-peeling, otherwise just minimally worn]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "The first comprehensive monograph on the Hungarian-born prioneer of cubist sculpture," Joseph Csaky (1888-1971), who lived and worked primarily in France. Text in English and French. View more info

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Small Minox - Big Pictures

By: Kasemeier, Rolf (translated from the German by Schuyler Jones)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Seebruck am Chiemsee [Germany], Heering-Verlag: 1959

Edition: 1st to 7th Thousand

Seller ID: 23227

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [moderate external wear and light soiling, one-time owner's possession scrawl on ffep]. (B&W photographs) Small handbook on getting the best results from a Minox miniature camera. The Minox "subminiature" camera had been manufactured in Germany for a few years starting in 1936, but didn't really get going as a consumer product until production resumed in 1948 following the interruption of World War II. It was considered a luxury item, and was also the first choice of spies, being "hardly larger than a pocketknife." View more info

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A Fiddler's Tale: How Hollywood and Vivaldi Discovered Me [including music CD]

By: Kaufman, Louis, with Annette Kaufman

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Madison, The University of Wisconsin Press: (c.2003)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23072

ISBN: 0-299-18380-7

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[tiny smudge on top edge of text block, otherwise a nice copy, virtually as-new; jacket has a very slight wrinkle near the top of the rear panel]. (B&W photographs, color plates) "This fascinating memoir, written by one of the greatest American violinists of the twentieth century, recounts an extraordinary life in music." Born in Portland, Oregon, in 1905, Kaufman had quite a decent career going for himself already when, "after performing the violin solos for Ernst Lubitsch's 1934 film THE MERRY WIDOW, [he] became the most sought after violin soloist in Hollywood, playing in some ... View more info

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A Lament for Barney Stone

By: Kelly, Robert Glynn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: (c.1961)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23293

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[slight fading to cloth along top and bottom edges, a bit of age-toning to edges of text block; jacket also a little age-toned, light spotting to upper right corner of front panel, a few tiny nicks at spine ends]. "A richly comic novel of academic life. Its mock hero is Professor Stone; its setting, a small college in the west." The book was written, like you couldn't have guessed, by a college English Lit teacher. Kirkus Reviews noted the publisher's attempt to liken it to Kingsley Amis's "Lucky Jim," but while they thought the book's "satire [to be] amusing and intell... View more info

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Very Lovely People: A Personal Look at Some Americans Living Abroad [*SIGNED*]

By: Kennedy, Ludovic

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: (c.1969)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22974

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very slight bumps to a couple of corners, no other significant wear; jacket is similarly nice, with one tiny tear at top front hinge, very light surface wear]. INSCRIBED "For the Fleischers / Two Lovely People / with every good wish" and SIGNED by the author on the title page. The author, "a brilliant British writer and television commentator, has over the past few years traveled completely around the globe, personally interviewing and writing about Americans whose ways of life seemed particularly interesting or significant to him. These Americans are not the Big Names of inter... View more info

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McLaughlin's Polish-English Dictionary, in Two Parts: Polish-English / English-Polish [jacket title: A New Pronouncing English-Polish and Polish-English Dictionary of the Polish and English Languages]

By: Kierst, W., and Prof. O. Callier

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, David McKay Company: [ca.1940]

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 22893

Condition: Very Good- in Good dj


(price-clipped) [book is moderately shelfworn, dampstained and lightly dust-soiled on top of text block (no internal effect from stain), one-time owner's name at top of ffep, internally clean except for a couple of stray ink lines on page 27 and 33; jacket is worn and age-browned (especially at spine), with some chipping along the top edge, a 1.5-inch closed tear and associated diagonal crease at top of front panel, miscellaneous edgewear, etc.] View more info