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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 intimat... 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,... 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 ... 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,... 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 in... 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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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 sc... 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 ki... 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 ... 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 t... 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 ... 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 SIGNE... 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... 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 ... View more info

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The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken

By: Goedleven, Edgard, with the participation of Bruno Fornari and Jos Vandenbreeden

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Brussels, Lannoo / Duculot / Inbel: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24418

ISBN: 90-209-1695-1

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean book, no significant wear apart from a very slight bumping to the top corners; jacket lightly rubbed, faint edgewear, small rubbed spot at base of spine]. (color photographs, prints, diagrams, etc.) Lavishly-produced history and modern-day survey of the Greenhouses on the Royal Estate at Laeken, Belgium, which were built to the order of King Leopold II, the second Belgian sovereign, in the late 19th century. "This book does not confine itself to the gre... View more info

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Wolf Tone

By: Goldman, Lawrence

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The M.S. Mill Co. / William Morris & Company: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23808

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[good sound book, top corners bumped, light dust-soiling to top of text block; jacket moderately rubbed (including a long white streak down the middle of the spine), with various small closed tears, shallow chipping at spine ends, small chip at upper left corner of front panel, minor paper loss at upper right corner of front panel, small puncture-tear in rear panel]. Novel about the internal conflicts within a string quartet formed in America by refugees from Czechoslov... View more info

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The Castrato

By: Goldman, Lawrence Louis

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The John Day Company: (c.1973)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23690

ISBN: 0-381-98232-7

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[spine very slightly turned, minor shelfwear to bottom edge, one-time owner's signature at top of ffep; jacket shows just light surface wear, thin black smudge across lower edge of spine]. "Set against the dazzling courts of Madrid and Vienna, the glamorous opera houses of London, Paris, and Rome, [this novel] is the story of Carlo Broschi, detta Farinelli, who actually was the most celebrated musical figure of his time. A male soprano with a bell-like voice which ... View more info

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The Golem Remembered, 1909-1980: Variations of a Jewish Legend [*SIGNED*]

By: Goldsmith, Arnold L.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Detroit, Wayne State University Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24585

ISBN: 0-8143-1683-2

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [book is tight and clean with no discernible wear; jacket lightly edgeworn, small closed tear at top of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED briefly and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. "In 1580, according to legend, Rabbi Judah Bezalel Loew of Prague, a famous scholar of the Kabbalah, created a man from clay -- a golem -- in order to protect the Jewish community from the Blood Libel and pogroms. In this fascinating volume, [the author] outlin... View more info

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The Fifty-Year Decline and Fall of Hollywood [*SIGNED*]

By: Goodman, Ezra

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: (c.1961)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24567

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dj


(price-clipped) [good solid book, with just a bit of shelfwear to bottom edge; the jacket, alas, has suffered a decline and fall of its own, and is a bit of a mess -- heavily edgeworn, tape-repaired both internally and externally, some paper loss at spine extremities, etc.]. SIGNED by the author (no inscription) on the ffep. Perhaps the first major "Old-Hollywood-is-Dead" treatise, by the Hollywood correspondent for Time magazine. Described in the jacket blurb ... View more info