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Man of the World: Recollections of an Irreverent Reporter [*SIGNED*]

By: Clarke, Donald Henderson

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, The Vanguard Press: (c.1951)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24627

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[good sound copy, lightly shelfworn, a touch of soiling to top edge of text block; jacket edgeworn, somewhat faded at spine, small chip at top of spine, a handful of other tiny nicks, possible bit of insect-nibbling to top edge of front panel]. INSCRIBED to friends and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Memoir of the author's youthful life as a "gentleman, bon vivant, raconteur, reporter, man-about-town, [etc.]." As a reporter on the New York World and other newspapers, he encountered "a procession of the legendary personalities of the twenties and pre-twenties: actors and actres... View more info

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The Tournament: Its Periods and Phases

By: Clephan, R. Coltman

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25344

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [moderate bumping to base of spine, slight bumping and minor wear to upper corners, spine cloth just a tad faded, minor staining to front cover, front-cover gilt and decoration still bright; internally clean, all plates present and firmly attached]. (color frontispiece, 12 B&W plates) From the Preface, by no less a personage than Charles Ffoulkes, of the Office of the Armouries at the Tower of London: "The perusal of Mr. Clephan's work has shown me that it would have been impossible to undertake such a project without unattainable leisure, tireless energy, deep research a... View more info

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The Trunk

By: Coatsworth, Elizabeth

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25018

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight clean copy with no significant wear, vintage bookseller's label (Gardner's Book Shop, Stockton, California) on rear pastedown; jacket has a little wear at upper extremities]. Novel about a woman "and her artist husband, [who] face each other as lovers and as enemies." Set in the jungles of an unspecified Central American country, this was one of relatively few adult novels by this author (1893-1986), who was primarily known for her many books for children, including the Newbery Medal-winning "The Cat Who Went to Heaven." View more info

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Yesterday's Madness

By: Cockrell, Marian

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: (c.1943)

Edition: 1st Edition (B-S)

Seller ID: 22169

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice clean copy, just a touch of shelfwear; jacket shows some wear along bottom edge and at spine ends, some soiling to rear panel]. "A sensitive novel of marital happiness achieved in a most unconventional manner," via a marriage of convenience between a woman who discovers she's pregnant shortly after breaking off her engagement, and a guy who's just been dumped by his own fiancée. This was the first novel by this author, who later achieved success as a TV writer, often in collaboration with her husband Francis (Frank) -- whose middle name, confusingly, was Marion. View more info

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Les enfants terrible / Les parents terrible [two books]

By: Cocteau, Jean

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Paris, Le Livre de Poche: 1962

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 24467

Condition: Near Fine


[lovely books, clean and tight, virtually as-new with just the teensiest bit of external wear; spines uncreased]. (Le Livre de Poche, nos. 399 and 128) Series Mass Market PB French paperback editions of Cocteau's 1929 novel ("Enfants") and 1938 play ("Parents"). The latter was filmed by Cocteau himself in 1948, and a 1950 film version of "Enfants" was directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. Sold as a pair only; because both these copies were purchased from the same estate, and are both in such lovely condition, it would be a shame to separate them. View more info

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Twenty Years on Broadway, and the years it took to get there

By: Cohan, George M.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: (c.1925)

Edition: 1st Edition (B-Z)

Seller ID: 24666

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [spine slightly turned, light dust-soiling to top of text block, spine cloth and gilt lettering thereon somewhat darkened/dulled, a handful of tiny white flecks on spine; bookplate of Hollywood writer-producer Carey Wilson on front pastedown, vintage bookseller's label (Unity Pegues, Hollywood) on rear pastedown]. (B&W photographs) Memoir by one of the most celebrated theatrical performers of the early 20th century, subtitled "The true story of a trouper's life from the cradle to the 'closed shop.'" Cohan's career was, of course, the basis for the highly fictionalize... View more info

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The New York Graphic: The World's Zaniest Newspaper

By: Cohen, Lester

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/New York, Chilton Books: (c.1964)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24784

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[book is moderately shelfworn, light staining along top edge of front cover, a bit of foxing/spotting to top of text block; jacket is wrinkled and somewhat grubby-looking (it had apparently gotten wet at some point), with a bit of paper loss at spine extremities]. (B&W photographs, facsimiles) The behind-the-scenes story of the salacious and sensationalistic New York tabloid of the 1920s, which took yellow journalism to new highs (i.e. lows), yet also nurtured some major journalistic (and other) talents, among them Walter Winchell, Ed Sullivan, and future film directors Samuel Fuller and John... View more info

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McCarthy [*SIGNED*]

By: Cohn, Roy

Price: $500.00

Publisher: New York, The New American Library: (c.1968)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24865

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[beautiful clean copy, appears unread (possibly out of fear and loathing); jacket shows just a touch of wear to base of spine]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED briefly and SIGNED by the Devil -- er, author -- on the ffep. The repellent Cohn, who first gained infamy at the side of the notorious anti-commie crusader Sen. Joseph McCarthy during the Army-McCarthy hearings in 1954, here offers his own self-serving account of those hearings -- based, he claims, on recordings he made shortly after the hearings ended. In his own words, it's "part autobiography, part biography, part analysis, part ex... View more info

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Hollywood Red: The Autobiography of Lester Cole

By: Cole, Lester

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Palo Alto CA, Ramparts Press: (c.1981)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25134

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[a pristine copy, with no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. (B&W photographs, facsimile documents) Memoir of the screenwriter and committed social activist (and Communist Party member), who eventually became one of the "Hollywood Ten," jailed for contempt of Congress. View more info

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The Last of Chéri

By: Colette

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1932)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 25307

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [good solid copy, light fading to cloth at edges of covers and along spine, faint dampstain on top edge of text block adjacent to spine, with related faint staining to upper corners of pages (mostly in the latter half of the book)]. Sequel to the author's 1920 novel "Chéri," picking up the lives of Chéri and his lover Léa after a six-year break during which World War I has happened. Originally published in France in 1926, as "La Fin de Chéri." View more info

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Chéri

By: Colette (translated by Janet Flanner)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Albert & Charles Boni: 1929

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24513

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [light bumping to bottom corners, spine cloth a little sun-browned, overall a good solid clean copy; bookplate of longtime MGM writer/producer Carey Wilson on front pastedown]. (B&W illustrations) Originally published in France in 1920, this was the first of Colette's novels to appear in America, and it set off something of a vogue for her work, which lasted until roughly the mid-1930s. It's the story of a gigolo, which playwright-journalist Lewis Galantière called "a brilliant work of character portrayal, tragic in its implications, but on the surface a comedy in a gen... View more info

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This is Beverly

By: Colket, Hope Bishop

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/New York, J.B. Lippincott Company: (c.1945)

Edition: 2nd impression

Seller ID: 20024

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[light shelfwear to book; jacket shows a bit of wear and slight creasing along bottom edge of front panel and at spine ends]. "The delightful story of a suburban wife who thought other pastures were greener. You may have played bridge with her or watched her flirt with your husband, but did you know what went on inside her pretty head? Her attempts to turn her day-dreams into reality make one of the most amusing and gently satirical novels of the season." The heroine is characterized by one online commentator as "a stupid and lazy young mother and housewife who dreams of being ... View more info

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Bells Are Ringing

By: Comden, Betty, and Adolph Green (book and lyrics), and Jule Styne (music)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1957)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23865

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[very nice copy with minimal shelfwear, very light age-toning to edges of text block; jacket lightly browned along spine and inner edges of flaps, shallow insect-nibbling along bottom edges of both flaps]. (B&W photographs) Charming musical about a telephone answering service girl who gets romantically involved with one of her clients. Judy Holliday repeated her Broadway role for the 1960 Vincente Minnelli-directed film version. (The copyright page states that "the music by Jule Styne is not included in this book"; the lyrics are, however.) View more info

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A Talent for Loving [*SIGNED*]

By: Condon, Richard

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1963 (c.1961)

Edition: 1st U.K. edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23659

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[one-time owner's small bookplate on ffep, some discoloration to half-title page (probably from a newspaper clipping, once laid-in but now vanished); jacket lightly browned at spine, with some minor soiling]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED in large red-ink letters by the author on the front pastedown. "The cowboy novel to end all cowboy novels," in the author's words, a "non-historical comedy," about a couple of fellows competing to win the hand of the nymphomaniacal daughter of a Mexican rancher. (A curse has been put on the ranch, you see, which is why she's nymphomaniacal in the fir... View more info

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Shake Hands with the Devil

By: Conner, Rearden

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: 1934

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24876

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight copy with minimal shelfwear, light age-toning to top of text block; jacket has a small closed tear and some associated creasing and light scuffing at bottom of front panel]. Book set during the Irish Civil War of the early 1920s, jacket-blurbed as "the first Irish novel which does not leave a hopeless sense of the complexity of the most picturesque revolution of recent years." ("Picturesque"!) A prefatory note by the author disclaims any "sensationalism" on his part: "Plain facts are told in a plain way, just as they and their like occurred within my ... View more info

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No House of Peace [original British title: Mount Prospect]

By: Connor, Elizabeth (pseud. for Una Troy)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York/London, D. Appleton-Century Company: 1937

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 25016

Condition: Near Fine in Good dj


[nice clean book, just a touch of age-toning to edges of text block, one-time owner's signature on ffep; jacket edgeworn (especially along front hinge), with various small tears and minor chips, light soiling to rear panel]. This was the first novel by this Irish author (1910-1993) who began her professional writing career using the Connor pseudonym, under which she wrote from 1936 to 1947. She produced one additional novel ("Dead Star's Light"), a couple of short stories, and four plays for the Dublin's Abbey Theatre during that period (one of which was an adaptation of "Mount P... View more info

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Strauss et Brandt mobilisent les SS: Les machinateurs de l'activité revancharde autour de Berlin-Ouest [Strauss and Brandt mobilize the SS: the mechanics of revanchist activity around West Berlin]

By: Conseil National du Front National de l'Allegmagne démocratique (ed.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: [East] Berlin, Conseil National du Front National de l'Allegmagne démocratique: [1962?]

Seller ID: 24511

Condition: Very Good


[bumped and scrunched at lower spine, resulting in several bends in the lower section of the publication, light tanning of page edges due to cheap paper]. (halftone photographs, document facsimiles) Communist political tract (published in East Berlin, but with text entirely in French, for some reason) that attacks the then-Governing Mayor of West Berlin Willy Brandt and the then-West German Minister of Defence Franz Josef Strauss, primarily by attempting to establish (with, among other evidence, reproductions of relevant documents) their Nazi connections, specifically with the SS. Neither my... View more info

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Bela Lugosi: Then and Now!

By: Copner, Mike, and Buddy Barnett

Price: $35.00

Publisher: North Hollywood CA, Videosonic Arts: (c.1990)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24528

Condition: Very Good+


[slight vertical bend, no other significant wear]. (Videosonic Arts, Vol. 1) Series (B&W photographs, movie ad reproductions) 98-page magazine-format publication devoted to Bela Lugosi, featuring "rare Dracula photos," a complete checklist of Lugosi's films, and a reprint of a brief article (dated 1934 but otherwise unsourced) by Lugosi entitled "I welcome the romantic role after being typed as 'heavy'." About half the publication is devoted to a general survey of the actor's life and career and a discussion of several books about him, but there are also a couple of articles ... View more info

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The Red-Haired Lady

By: Corbett, Elizabeth

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23766

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[lightly shelfworn, some age-toning and light spotting to edges of text block; jacket is presentable, but appears to have been insect-nibbled all along the bottom edge, and is somewhat faded at the spine]. "A novel of a woman who traded love and security for independence," set in New York City in the 1920s. "Cassandra Blake, red-haired, dynamic, ambitious, descended on New York in the days of a booming stock market and nights of speak-easy life determined to take the place by storm. Steering a precarious path through love affairs, marriage, and her writing career, she carried he... View more info

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Dog in the Sky: The Authentic and Unexpurgated Odyssey of Runyon Jones

By: Corwin, Norman

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23696

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight clean copy, minimal shelfwear; jacket has a couple of tiny edge-nicks, light discoloration to rear panel]. (pen and ink drawings) Whimsical fantasy about a 10-year-old boy's quest to learn the ultimate fate of his beloved (deceased) dog. (Review copy, with original publisher's reply postcard laid in.) View more info