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Bean Blossom Hill

By: King, Martha Bennett

Price: $75.00

Publisher: [Chicago], Container Corporation of America ("A Concora Book"): (c.1957)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23131

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[beautiful copy, with no discernible wear to book; jacket is also very nice, with just a bit of wear along the right edge of the front panel and at the corners; the "Slotties" page (laid in, not bound in) is completely intact, with none of the pieces having ever been removed]. (Slottie Library) Series (color illustrations) A "Slottie Library" book (the 14th in the series), based on an old American folk tale, about "the most amazing and exciting things [that] happen at Bean Blossom Hill when handsome young dreamer Punkin Johnny buys three magic pumpkin seeds from the old pe... View more info

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No! No! The Woman!

By: Klein, Norman

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: (c.1932)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23177

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [a decent reading/reference copy only: spine a bit turned, light staining on front cover, spine cloth somewhat faded, surface deterioration to cloth at bottom edge of rear cover]. Hard-boiled mystery novel, the author's first. The jacket blurb (printed on the ffep; there is NO jacket on this book) name-drops like crazy, calling the author "as distinctly original as S.S. Van Dine and Dashiell Hammett," and noting that Klein had "formerly worked with Ben Hecht on a Chicago newspaper." By 1935, he had published two more mystery novels and a Hollywood-themed nove... View more info

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The Arizona Kid

By: Koertge, Ron

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Joy Street Books / Little, Brown and Company: (c.1988)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22842

ISBN: 0-316-50101-8

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very light spotting on top edge of text block, no other significant wear; jacket shows just a little wear along top and bottom edges, short diagonal crease at top of rear flap]. "Sixteen-year-old Billy comes to terms with his own values when he is sent to live with his gay uncle in Tucson and is introduced to the world of rodeos where he falls in love with an outspoken racehorse rider named Cara." View more info

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The Astoria Studio and Its Fabulous Films: A Picture History with 227 Stills and Photographs

By: Koszarski, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, in association with the Astoria Motion Picture and Television Foundation: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23281

ISBN: 0-486-24475-X

Condition: Very Good+


[light external handling wear, very slight dog-earing at corners of front cover, small bookseller rubber-stamp on ffep]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) A "photo-gallery and cinematic history" tracing "the rise, development, transition and renaissance of the Astoria Studio," which its 60-year history (at that time) had "produced every type of feature and short; operated in such new technologies as sound film and television; operated in both commercial and noncommercial capacities; hosted dozens of the cinema's greatest talents; and is breaking new ground today in a creative mix... View more info

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Maypoles and Morals

By: Kummer, Frederic Arnold

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, J.H. Sears & Company, Inc.: 1929

Edition: 4th printing

Seller ID: 22779

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Fair dj


[a good sound copy, light shelfwear, a little wear to cloth at ends of spine, some age-toning to edges of text block; the jacket is a bit of a mess, with a heavily soiled and faded spine, an irregular chunk missing at the bottom right corner of the front panel, some shallow chipping along the top edge, and various other depredations]. "An all informing novel of the love which expresses itself in passion and warmth -- which binds men and women in locked embrace, and, alas, too often through ignorance of its meaning drives them asunder. Yet this love when deeply based both physically and sp... View more info

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Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading; being one of the last essays of Elia

By: Lamb, Charles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Norwood, The Plimpton Press: 1910

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 22822

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [some bumping and wear at top corners, slight discoloration along spine, minor cracking at top of spine]. "The Plimpton Press take pleasure in issuing separately this famous essay and in presenting it to their friends this Yuletide - MCMX - with heartiest good wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." An adorable little book (about 40 pages, 6-1/2" tall), full of gems like: "Books of quick interest, that hurry on for incidents, are for the eye to glide over only. It will not do to read them out. I could never listen to even the better kind of moder... View more info

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The Fleet in the Forest

By: Lane, Carl D.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann: (c.1943)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22801

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice-looking copy, minimal shelfwear, faint dust-soiling to top of text block; jacket shows just minor bits of edgewear here and there, very small tear at lower right corner of front panel (on flap fold)]. (endpaper maps) Historical novel set during the War of 1812, specifically dealing with the Battle of Lake Erie. Laid in is an 8-page publisher's promotional booklet detailing the historical background of the book. View more info

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Someone's Death [*SIGNED*]

By: Larson, Charles

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/New York, J.B. Lippincott Company: (c.1973)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23187

ISBN: 0-397-00977-1

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[spine slightly turned, faint foxing on top edge of text block; jacket shows a little wear at extremties, small closed tear at top rear hinge]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "For Pearl and Frank -- / with love, as / always --- / Chas / May 2, 1973." The first of several Hollywood-set mystery novels by this TV writer-producer featuring the protagonist Nils-Frederik Blixen, who is (by an amazing coincidence) also a TV producer! Signed by Author View more info

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Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town [*Bob Hope's copy*]

By: Leacock, Stephen

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart Limited: 1955 (c.1948)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 23491

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[extremely light wear to extremities, bookplate on front pastedown; jacket shows some wear and wrinkling along the top edge, slight paper loss at top of spine]. (pen and ink drawings) This book, "which has endeared Professor Leacock to the Canadian public, was first published in 1912 and has gone through many subsequent editions." It presents "nostalgic, lightly humorous sketches" set in an archetypal small Canadian town (called "Mariposa" in the book, but recognizable as Orillia, Ontario). This copy bears an interesting inscription, datelined "Brewery Bay, Orilli... View more info

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Lustrous Heroine

By: Leavelle, Elizabeth

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: (c.1934)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23143

Condition: Near Fine in Fair dj


[book itself is clean and tight, a little scuffing on spine but no significant wear; the jacket, alas, is heavily chipped at the bottom of the front panel and has a few other bits of paper loss at the edges--but on the bright side, the jacket illustration of a lovely Chinese lady is only slightly affected]. "Against a background of horror, lust and famine," this novel recounts the story of its title character, the daughter of a Chinese peasant. In the face of famine, she determines to run away "and offer herself in the marriage market to save her family from starvation; in the bi... View more info

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Wide Angle (Summer 1976) [special Howard Hawks issue]

By: Lehman, Peter, ed.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Athens OH, Athens International Film Festival: 1976

Edition: (Vol. 1, No. 2)

Seller ID: 23416

Condition: Very Good+


[a little scuffing to covers and other light external wear]. (B&W photographs) Special issue devoted to Howard Hawks, inspired by the director's recent participation in the Athens (Ohio) International Film Festival. Contains articles by Alexandre Astruc (a general appreciation + an analysis of RIO LOBO), William Luhr (article about "Patterns of Continuity in RIO BRAVO, EL DORADO and RIO LOBO), and Marilyn Campbell (analysis of HIS GIRL FRIDAY); plus a 30-page "private interview" with Hawks conducted by editor Lehman and other journal staff members. Rounding out the issue is an ana... View more info

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Christ Stopped at Eboli: The Story of a Year

By: Levi, Carlo (translated from the Italian by Frances Frenaye)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Company: 1947

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 23062

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [a bit of wear to bottom extremities, faint bookstore stamp at upper corner of ffep; jacket a little edgeworn, tiny bits of paper loss at spine ends, a few little nicks and tiny tears at edges]. The author's memoir of his year in confinement as a political prisoner in a remote region of southern Italy during the war between Italy and Ethiopia. Basis for the 1979 film directed by Francesco Rosi. View more info

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Method -- or Madness?

By: Lewis, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York/Toronto/Hollywood, Samuel French, Inc.: (c.1958)

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 23087

Condition: Good in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [minimal external wear, but with quite a bit of underlining and occasional margin notation in the second half of the book, also some light dampstaining to lower rear cover, one-time owner's name and address on ffep; jacket has a few tiny chips, light edgewear, similarly (but very lightly) dampstained at lower rear panel]. (B&W photo plates, fold-out chart) From Harold Clurman's introduction: "These informal lectures delivered by [the author] to an audience of professional actors constitute a kind of codicil to the classics of the subject, the three books by Constantin Stani... View more info

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An American Comedy

By: Lloyd, Harold, in collaboration with Wesley W. Stout

Price: $50.00

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

Edition: New edition

Seller ID: 23052

ISBN: 0-486-22684-0

Condition: Very Good+


[minor edgewear to covers, some minor surface blemishes to front and rear covers, apparently from removal of laminate]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) An "unabridged republication, with minor corrections" of the comedian's autobiography, first published in 1928. "Published by special arrangement with Harold Lloyd" (who died that year), this edition incorporated a selection of 37 additional photos, a new index, a new introductory note by Richard Griffith, and an appendix containing the text of a 1969 interview with Lloyd, entitled "The Serious Business of Being Funny." View more info

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Le Dessin Animé: Histoire, Esthétique, Technique

By: Lo Duca, [Joseph-Marie]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Paris, Prisma: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22975

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket) [very nice copy, minor edgewear to covers, gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep]. (B&W photographs, color plates) Well-illustrated survey, in French, of the animated film: history, art, and technique. The color illustrations (some full-page, some half-page) are particularly nice. View more info

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Cultura [magazine]: Special Report: Argentine Cinema Today

By: Lóizaga, Patricio, ed.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buenos Aires, Reporte S.R.L.: 1996

Edition: (No. 57/58)

Seller ID: 23134

Condition: Near Fine


[minor edgewear, very light scuffing to front cover]. (B&W and color photographs) Special supplement to issue 57/58 of "Revista Cultura" (if I'm translating the publication information correctly), focusing exclusively on the then-current state of the cinema in Argentina. About two-thirds of the publication is in English, and features the following: an interview with Julio Maharbiz, director of the Institute for Cinema and Audio-Visual Arts; an interview with Barney Finn, artistic director of the Mar del Plata International Festival; an article, "La Dama Regresa, Moebius and Sol de... View more info

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Unsung Genius: The Passion of Dancer-Choreographer Jack Cole

By: Loney, Glenn

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Franklin Watts: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23602

ISBN: 0-531-09765-X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight book, minimal handling wear; jacket lightly rubbed, faint wear along bottom edge of front panel, one tiny closed tear at bottom of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) Uncommon biography of this influential yet rather enigmatic figure in the world of dance. "Obsessed by his insensate desire for perfection, Jack Cole stands isolated among the elusive figures of American theatre and film. Even those who built their own reputations by plagiarizing his talent inevitably use the term genius to describe him. Nurtured by major historical dance figures such as Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis,... View more info

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Catalog No. 1: Everything for the Blacksmith Shop - Supplies | Tools | Machinery

By: Los Angeles Heavy Hardware Co.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Los Angeles Heavy Hardware Co.: (c.1925)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22899

Condition: Very Good


(textured covers with embossed lettering and decorations; no dust jacket, as issued) [staining and discoloration to endpapers, but otherwise in quite decent condition, with age-toning to edges of text block, and just a tiny bit of insect-nibbling evident at the top corners of the first couple of pages (no loss of content)]. (B&W line drawings, photographs) Comprehensive, 150-page catalog of all things blacksmithy -- really all sorts of hardware: machine bolts, rivets, washers, chains, electric drills, band saws, bolt cutters, and so on, pretty much the same stuff that one can find at any well... View more info

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Don Siegel: American Cinema

By: Lovell, Alan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, British Film Institute: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23418

Condition: Very Good+


[a bit of wear along spine, faint stain along edge of last page]. An examination of the work of the director of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, THE KILLERS, DIRTY HARRY, and numerous other excellent films. Contents: a discussion of critical positions on Siegel's work; a reprint of the author's 1968 essay on Siegel; an eight-page "sketch" of the director's career; "Notes on DIRTY HARRY"; an interview with Siegel; a detailed filmography; bibliography. View more info

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We All Go to the Pictures

By: Lowe, T.A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, William Hodge & Company Ltd.: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22868

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [good solid copy, spine slightly turned, spine cloth moderately faded]. (caricature drawings) A charming little book in which the Tallow family -- George and Phoebe, their children Jane and Edward James, and Phoebe's mother "Grannie" -- and their various friends and acquaintances chatter on endlessly about the movies they see and the movie stars they adore. As Anthony Armstrong ("A.A.") puts it in his introduction, "if ever a family takes the flicks seriously, it's the Tallows." The text is enlivened by about 65 drawings, divided about evenly between ... View more info