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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

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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 greenhouses alone, but seeks to place the greenhouses in context, albeit in outline form, firstly in relation to the Royal Estat... 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 Czechoslovakia. The group's principal violinist and leader, "who had been famous in Europe [but] was an unknown, an nonentity in A... 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 captivated men and women alike, Farinelli began life as a simple Italian peasant. The cruel mutilation which enabled him to ... 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] outlines the subsequent literary career of the Golem of Prague, analyzing his evolution in the most important twentieth-century ver... 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 as a "verbal autopsy," the book's tone is set in the opening chapter, a pathetic portrait of D.W. Griffith in his fin... View more info

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The Diary of Anne Frank; based on the book, Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl

By: Goodrich, Frances, and Albert Hackett; foreword by Brooks Atkinson

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1956)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23876

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice copy with minimal shelfwear (a review copy with original publisher's slip laid in), minor discoloration to endpapers; jacket lightly soiled on front panel, mildly browned (as typical) at spine, tiny puncture-wound at front hinge]. (B&W photographs) The multiple-prize-winning play (Tony, Critics' Circle, Pulitzer), the basis for the oh-so-sincere 1959 George Stevens film adaptation. Joseph Schildkraut (as Otto Frank), Lou Jacobi and Gusti Huber all repeated their stage roles for the film, but the pivotal role of Anne Frank herself went to newcomer Millie Perkins instead of Susan Strasbe... View more info

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Chasen's: Where Hollywood Dined: Recipes & Memories

By: Goodwin, Betty

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Santa Monica CA, Angel City Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24402

ISBN: 1-883318-23-8

Condition: Fine


(pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued) [nice as-new copy, with no discernible wear; clean inside and out]. (B&W photographs) A history of the famed Hollywood eatery (which closed in 1995 and was transformed into a Bristol Farms store), with numerous anecdotes about the famous folk who dined there and their favorite dishes. Includes numerous recipes, so you can attempt to recreate their famous chili (to which an entire chapter is devoted), Maude's Salad, the Chicken Burger Forestierre, Cottage Fried Potatoes, and more, in the comfort of your own kitchen (and at probably one-fourth the m... View more info

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Eisenstein, Cinema, and History

By: Goodwin, James

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Urbana/Chicago, University of Illinois Press: (c.1993)

Edition: 1st Edition (trade pb issue)

Seller ID: 24024

ISBN: 0-252-06269-8

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean book with no discernible wear, but some color-shifting at the spine which extends a little bit onto the left edge of the front cover; appears unread, tiny stray pen-mark on top edge]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "Among early directors, Sergei Eisenstein stands alone as the maker of a fully historical cinema. [The author] treats issues of revolutionary history and historical representation as central to an understanding of Eisenstein's work, which explores two movements within Soviet history and consciousness: the Bolshevik Revolution and the Stalinist state. Goodwin articulat... View more info

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The Soft Voice of the Serpent, and other stories

By: Gordimer, Nadine

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24354

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dj


[nice clean book with minimal shelfwear, previous owner's signature (see notes) on ffep; jacket lightly age-toned, a bit of chipping at spine ends, a couple of short closed tears]. The first American publication of a story collection by the South African writer, a future Nobel Prize winner, which is essentially a slightly expanded version of her first book, "Face to Face," issued in Johannesburg in 1949. (There are 21 stories in this volume as opposed to 16 in the earlier book, although I can't confirm the present volume contains every story from the earlier one.) The ownership sign... View more info

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Gorey Cats Paper Dolls

By: Gorey, Edward

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Troubador Press: (c.1982)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24053

ISBN: 0-89844-086-6

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, completely intact; minimal handling wear, but the title page is a bit discolored due to a laid-in obituary of Gorey from the L.A. Times]. (pen and ink drawings) "From the inimitable artistry of Edward Gorey: cats, costumes and scenes from his most popular books. Dress the cats, display them and act out your favorite story. Endless days of creative fantasy and fun." Like cats themselves. View more info

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The Blue Aspic

By: Gorey, Edward

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Meredith Press: (c.1968)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24558

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[quite a nice copy, with just a touch of wear at spine ends (both book and jacket), non-authorial gift inscription to "Ray" from "Spec" on ffep; the jacket also has a couple of teensy-weensy closed tears at top of front panel, effectively rendered invisible (and protected from future expansion) by a new mylar jacket cover]. (pen and ink drawings) "An opera book without libretto or score, which nevertheless portrays the tragedy of unrequited love, the peril of fame, the intrigue of backstage life, the nefarious scheming of the very rich, and a profound moral." View more info

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Amphigorey: Fifteen Books by Edward Gorey

By: Gorey, Edward

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1972)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24630

ISBN: 0399110038

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[a nice copy, with just the faintest bit of shelfwear to book, extremely slight bumping to top corners; the jacket is nice and clean, with small tears at a couple of spine corners, a little bit of nicking along the top edge, and an itsy-bitsy chip at bottom edge of rear panel]. The first major Gorey anthology, collecting fifteen of his early works, which had even then become "difficult and expensive to find in their original editions." (And even this compilation is getting to be that way, especially in decent condition.) Includes: "The Unstrung Harp"; "The Fatal Lozenge&... View more info

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Eight Little Piggies: Reflections in Natural History [*SIGNED*]

By: Gould, Stephen Jay

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York/London, W.W. Norton & Company: (c.1993)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24779

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[some foxing to edges of text block, otherwise a nice tight book with no significant wear; jacket is virtually flawless, except for some internal foxing and a touch of surface wear]. (B&W photographs) SIGNED by the author (no inscription) directly on the half-title page. This volume of essays, Gould's sixth, is "a special book in several ways. In all of Gould's work, this is the most contemplative and personal, speaking often of the importance of unbroken connections within our own lives and to our ancestral generations," a personal view which "leads naturally to an area that ha... View more info

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The Great I Am

By: Graham, Lewis (pseud. for Lou Goldberg)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1933)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24760

Condition: Very Good


(grey buckram; no dust jacket) [modestly shelfworn, a bit of soiling to edges of text block, spine turned, small puncture wound to spine]. "This is the story of a swindler who made a fortune so vast that his millions won him a position among the most respected citizens. Without honor, without illusions, without conscience he sacrificed women and men to his lust for wealth and power. His marriage was a business deal; he drove his mistress to suicide and exploited her death as a sensation in his newspapers. Yet he won fame as a philanthropist and as a champion of morality! But life took... View more info

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Balkan Monastery

By: Graham, Stephen

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Ivor Nicholson and Watson: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23579

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[good sound clean book, one-time owner's signature on ffep, very slight bumping to bottom rear corner; jacket has tiny tears and very slight paper loss at several corners, a little more pronounced (but still small) paper loss at base of spine and top front corner of spine]. Novel based on one of the more horrifying subplots, so to speak, of World War I: the fate of a group of Serbian girls who were evacuated from Belgrade in July 1914 to the Monastery of St. Roman, deep in the Balkans. When the old monks fled in the face of invading armies, the children, "abandoned in [the] forlorn and de... View more info

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Voyages of Discovery: The Cinema of Frederick Wiseman

By: Grant, Barry Keith

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Urbana/Chicago, University of Illinois Press: (c.1992)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20697

ISBN: 0-252-06208-6

Condition: Fine


[nice as-new copy, no discernible wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "In this close textual analysis of the cinematic ouevre of America's most innovative documentary filmmaker, [the author] argues that Frederick Wiseman's work is animated with a rare aesthetic intensity. [He] examines Wiseman's concerns with documenting institutional failure in his early films and his expansion of these ideas to cultural and psychological dimensions. He also pays particular attention to Wiseman's strategies for involving and implicating the spectator in the institutional processes." Includes: filmogra... View more info

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Half That Glory

By: Gray, Stanley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24719

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


(price-clipped?) [minimal shelfwear to book, some dust-darkening to top of text block; jacket front flap clipped rather weirdly (although the printed price is still present), a few small chips along top edge and at spine extremities (about 3/4-inch torn away at top of spine, impacting most of the author's name thereupon), light soiling and general wear]. "This picaresque tale of adventure is unusual in its theme -- that the American Revolution was won in Europe -- and in following a part of history hitherto neglected in fiction, the roles played by Benjamin Franklin, the Lees of Virginia,... View more info

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The Field God -and- In Abraham's Bosom

By: Green, Paul

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Robert M. McBride & Company: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23844

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [good solid copy, some shelfwear to bottom edge (slight exposure of boards at lower corners), small bookseller's rubber-stamp on ffep, tiny piece torn off upper corner of 2nd ffep]. Two plays set (as is much of the author's early work) in his native North Carolina. "In Abraham's Bosom," about an African-American farmer of mixed-race whose ambitions for a better life run up against segregation and Jim Crow laws, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1927. View more info