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Turnaround: A Memoir

By: Forman, MiloŇ°, and Jan Novak

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London/Boston, Faber and Faber: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24548

ISBN: 0-571-17289-X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[light age-toning to edges of text block, slight bumping at top of spine; jacket shows a touch of wear at spine ends, extremely light surface rubbing]. (B&W photographs) Czech-born film director Forman's "frank, vibrant, passionate memoir -- written with novelist Jan Novak -- brings the traumatic experience of Eastern Europe in this century brilliantly to life and takes the reader inside the very process of artistic creation." View more info

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Theory and Techniques of Twelve Tone Composition [*SIGNED*]

By: Fotine, Larry

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Sepulveda CA, Poly Tone Music Publishing Company: (c.1967)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24437

Condition: Near Fine


(blue cloth; no dust jacket, probably as issued) [nice copy, just a touch of handling wear]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author/composer on the ffep: "June 28, 1971 / To Sonny Burke: / I hope you'll like / this book -- and if you study it very / carefully, you'll find your music will be / better than it sounds. / Larry Fotine." Fotine (1911-1990) led his own orchestra from 1948 to 1955, and was a prolific songwriter with over 300 tunes to his credit; he also worked for a couple of years as an arranger for Lawrence Welk. The inscribee, Sonny Burke (1914-1980), was an arranger, compose... View more info

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Voices from Home: An Inner Journey [*SIGNED*]

By: Francis, Anne

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Millbrae CA, Celestial Arts: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24656

ISBN: 0-89087-340-2

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


(softcover in dust jacket) [minimal wear, but slightly bumped at bottom right front corner resulting in slight corner-creasing to both book cover and jacket]. Trade PB (pen and ink drawings) INSCRIBED "To Sophie -- / Love and Light" and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. The actress-turned-author's sort-of-autobiography, explained by her as "not a book about hidden skeletons, social calendars, and name revealing dalliances. It is far more intimate. It is my spiritual expose. It is about our essence of being, the unexplicable [sic] reality of mysticism, psychic phenom... View more info

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Is the Fashion Business Your Business?

By: Fried, Eleanor L.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Fairchild Publications, Inc.: (c.1958)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23711

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[light wear to extremities, a couple of penciled aphorisms on the ffep, along with a previous owner's name and date (all erasable upon request); jacket has tiny chips at spine ends, another at top of rear panel, light soiling to rear panel]. "How Men and Women Can Make a Place for Themselves in Apparel, Textile or Retail Store Fields." The author was placement director of the Fashion Institute of Technology, a State University of New York (SUNY) college of art, business, design, and technology connected to the fashion industry, at which post "and as a result of research, she has ... View more info

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In Search of Donna Reed

By: Fultz, Jay

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Iowa City, University of Iowa Press: (c.1998)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24131

ISBN: 0-87745-625-9

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[light foxing to cloth at top and bottom edge of book, no other significant wear; jacket slightly wrinkled at top and bottom edges of front panel]. (B&W photographs) The first (and as far as I know, the only) full-length biography of the Iowa-born actress, whose "intelligence and force of character often put her at odds with the roles she portrayed both on and off screen." Her perceived media image as the perfect TV wife and mother notwithstanding (an image the author thoroughly deconstructs), she was a feminist before it was fashionable (driven by her anger at the treatment of women ... View more info

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Playwrights Talk About Writing: 12 interviews with Lewis Funke

By: Funke, Lewis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago/Westport, The Dramatic Publishing Company: (c.1975)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24569

Condition: Very Good+


[minor edgewear to covers, and an unfortunately unremovable scuff mark on the front cover]. Trade PB (pen-and-ink portraits) "Twelve innovative and especially successful playwrights discuss their writing, work habits, training, and attitudes with Lewis Funke, for many years Drama Editor of the New York Times." The subjects are: Jean Kerr, Edward Albee, Neil Simon, William Gibson, Douglas Turner Ward, Arthur Miller, Robert Anderson, Howard Sackler, Tom Stoppard, John Osborne, Lillian Hellman, and Brian Friel. Each interview is prefaced by a one-page biography of the subject, a descri... View more info

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Company: A Musical Comedy

By: Furth, George (book), and Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics)

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1970)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24401

ISBN: 0-394-47088-5

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[the very faintest bit of soiling to top edge of text block, no other discernible blemishes to book; light soiling to jacket at edges of rear flap, a bit of laminate-peeling starting at the top edge and left side of the front panel (effectively arrested by the new mylar jacket protector), a few tiny nicks along top edge of front panel]. Book (including lyrics, but not music) for one of the great musical plays of the modern theatre. View more info

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The Gathering Darkness

By: Gallagher, Thomas

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Indianapolis/New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1952)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24372

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[tiny tear in cloth at top of spine, otherwise a solid clean book with only minor shelfwear; jacket has some very shallow chipping at top left edge of front panel and top of spine, one tiny closed tear at top of rear panel]. The author's first novel, about a family brought low by the 1929 stock market crash and ensuing Great Depression -- with the impact manifesting itself most egregiously on the two daughters, one of whom (per the New York Times critic) "marries into misery," while the other "becomes a neurotic monstrosity who not only runs away from reality but who also runs awa... View more info

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The Case of the Negligent Nymph

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: (c.1950)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24535

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [top corners bumped, one-time owner's inked name at top of ffep, some offsetting to endpapers and pastedowns; jacket has a few tiny nicks along top and bottom edges, some staining to rear panel]. A Perry Mason mystery, about "the tensest battle of his career." Adapted for the 12th episode of the first season of the Mason TV series (1957/58). View more info

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The Colors of the Day

By: Gary, Romain (translated from the French by Stephen Becker)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1953

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24753

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice-looking copy, slight wear to cloth at ends of spine, but otherwise clean and tight; jacket lightly surface-rubbed, one tiny unobtrusive closed tear at bottom edge of rear panel]. Set along the French Mediterranean, this is "above all a love story [that] tells the story of a Frenchman who defended all the ideals of his land, but who tried desperately to stop, to limit himself to the pursuit of his personal happiness, to limit his love for humanity to a love for one single human being, for a woman." Adapted by screenwriter-director-producer Nunnally Johnson for the 1959 film THE ... View more info

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Aloma of the South Seas [*SIGNED* by the film's star]

By: Gates, MacBurney; adapted from the drama of the same name by John B. Hymer & Leroy Clemens

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1926)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23586

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[good solid book with a bit of wear to the spine ends; some paper loss to jacket at top of spine (taking a little bit of the title with it), tiny chip at top of front panel, moderate soiling to rear panel]. (8 B&W film stills) SIGNED on the ffep by actress Gilda Gray, star of the 1926 Paramount film, a South Seas romance directed by Maurice Tourneur, for which this is the "Photoplay Edition" (and also the true first edition, likely a novelization of the movie scenario rather than of the source play, which ran just a couple of months on Broadway in early 1925 and was never published). ... View more info

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Pocahontas and the Elders: A Folkpiece in Four Acts

By: Geddes, Virgil

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill NC, M.A. Abernethy: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23673

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[light shelfwear, very slight bumping to spine ends and bottom corners; jacket in nearly perfect condition, with just a small abrasion near top of spine, tiny smudge line on front panel]. Historically-based "folkpiece," probing "the motives of the people in America's first colonial settlement. From the familiar legend of Pocahontas, together with much unknown and previously unused material, [the playwright] has constructed a biting play: for America a new kind of historical play, pertinent in its irony and implications, very American, and a challenge to the theatre." Geddes, ... View more info

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The Trojan

By: Gerson, Noel B.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23936

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[light dust-soiling and minor spotting to top edge of text block, a touch of wear at extremities; jacket a little browned at spine and along edges of rear flap, tiny bit of paper loss at corners of front panel]. Historical adventure novel set in 1,000 B.C., when "the city of Troy was the last remaining cultural center of the Hittite Empire, and the several states of Hellas, or Greece, were becoming restless." (Uh-oh, restless Greeks.) The author "has drawn a magnificent epic of the first Hellenic invasion of Troy, characterized by the great valor and bravery of the Trojan people,... View more info

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Arena

By: Ghnassia, Maurice

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24743

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very nice copy with just minimal handling wear and a slight bump to the bottom right corner of the front cover, the only blemish being a four-line pencilled commentary (highly uncomplimentary) at the end of the introduction (erasable if you wish); the jacket has just a touch of surface wear]. "A novel of Spartacus and Crassus" by this French-born novelist who (per the jacket blurb) had lived in America since 1956, but continued to write in French. (The copyright page states that this book was translated from the French, but also indicates that its publication in France was scheduled... View more info

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The Cobweb [*SIGNED*]

By: Gibson, William

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24557

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[slight bumping to several corners, otherwise a nice tight clean copy; jacket lightly scuffed along spine, minor wear at corners (corresponding to bumped corners of book), tiny bit of smudging on front panel]. INSCRIBED ("To _____ ______") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. The noted playwright's first and only novel, set in a psychiatric institution strongly resembling the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas -- which is not the least bit coincidental, given that his wife, Margaret Brennan-Gibson, was herself a renowned psychologist and psychoanalyst who had interned at Menninger in... View more info

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A Colossal Idea; an original farce

By: Gilbert, W.S.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London/New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons Ltd.: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22736

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[very nice copy, light wear to base of spine; jacket lightly soiled, very slight paper loss at spine ends, a few tiny closed tears]. (pen and ink drawings) A one-act trifle about a fellow with the improbable moniker of Wellington Yellowboy, whose trusting and devoted wife thinks he's working every night into the wee hours on editing the 123rd edition of the Encyclopaedia Brittanica -- but who in fact is stepping out on the town, cavorting with various young lovelies at Fancy Balls and the like. Mrs. Yellowboy's long-absent brother suddenly appears, however, and (after a suitable bit of mista... View more info

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El Encanto de un Pueblo / The Magic of a People: Folk Art and Toys from the Collection of the Girard Foundation

By: Girard, Alexander

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press (A Studio Book): 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24738

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[minor shelfwear to book, very slight fading to cloth along top and bottom edges; jacket shows wear at edges and extremities, tiny tears and slight paper loss at several corners, some surface-scratching and creasing, especially to rear panel]. (color photographs) "This enchanting book of folk art gathered from the villages of Panama, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Guatemala, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, and other countries is based on the popular exhibit in the theme building, El Encanto de un Pueblo, designed by the internationally famous architect and designer, Alexander Girar... View more info

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The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me [*SIGNED*]

By: Gish, Lillian, with Ann Pinchot

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: (c.1969)

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23632

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dj


[very nice copy, tight and clean, falling a touch short of "Fine" only because of a couple of very faint spots on the top edge of the text block; the jacket is flawless (which is rarely the case with this book)]. (B&W photographs) "SIGNED" (with her generic "In remembrance" stamped inscription/signature, often seen) on the ffep by the legendary actress -- but also personally INSCRIBED ("To ____ / With every fond wish") and genuinely SIGNED by her again on the half-title page. In this book, she "tells the story of her own era and of the personalities who bu... View more info

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Potash and Perlmutter Settle Things

By: Glass, Montague

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: 1919

Edition: 1st Edition (I-T)

Seller ID: 23663

Condition: Very Good in Fair dj


[moderate wear to bottom edge and top of spine, gilt spine lettering largely rubbed away (although front cover lettering is still strong); jacket heavily soiled, large chip at top right corner of rear panel, small chip at upper left corner of front panel, tiny surface-peeled scar on front panel, a bit of paper loss at all corners]. (cartoon drawings) Classic Jewish dialect humor, featuring the archetypal (some would say stereotypical) perpetually-bickering garment-trade business partners. In this episodic novel, the pair decide to make a trip to Paris to check out the fashion scene, and coin... View more info

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Godard on Godard

By: Godard, Jean-Luc; edited by Jean Narboni and Tom Milne

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1972

Edition: 1st U.K. edition

Seller ID: 24058

ISBN: 0-436-28070-9

Condition: Fine in Very Good dj


[nice tight clean book with no discernible wear; jacket lightly age-toned with minor edgewear, shallow chip at top of front panel that's somewhat camouflaged by the white-paper backing of the dust jacket protector]. (Cinema Two) Series (B&W photographs) "In this volume, [Godard's] writings have been collected from his early writings in La Gazette du Cinema (1950) to his later work for Cahiers [du Cinema]. Godard wrote at first for a local readership, using a verbal shorthand, private allusions, puns, jokes, and sometimes wild philosophical and scholastic references; even now it is not eas... View more info