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

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 ... 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 Chick... 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 explore... 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 ... 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 ... 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: 0-399-11003-8

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 compilatio... 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 ... 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 attentio... 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... View more info

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Lonesome Road: Six Plays for the Negro Theatre

By: Green, Paul

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Robert M. McBride & Company: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24669

Condition: Very Good


(quarter-bound w/floral-patterned paper over cloth boards; no dust jacket) [attractive copy despite exposure of boards at top corners and lower edges of covers; binding is solid, paper labels on spine and front cover fully intact]. The third published collection of short plays by this North Carolina-born author, who drew heavily on folk life of his native state for much of his early work, and whose depictions of African-American life and culture were well-regarded despi... View more info

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This Gun for Hire

By: Greene, Graham

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23620

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [ex-RKO Studio Library copy, with identifying stamps on both pastedowns and an inked call number on the spine; however, the book is only lightly shelfworn, with some very light staining to the covers]. Greene's novel about a political hit man with a soul, who finds himself both hunter and hunted after his planned (and paid-for) assassination of a European government minister is foiled, and he sets about tracking down the agent who double-crossed him. Th... View more info

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Anatomy of a Motion Picture

By: Griffith, Richard

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24541

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[minor shelfwear to book, slight sun-browning to bottom edges of boards; jacket lightly rubbed and a bit soiled, tiny chip at top of spine, some edgewear along spine, soiling to edges of rear flap]. (B&W photographs) "This is the story of a movie from inception to release, for both fans and students of the cinema" -- the movie in question being Otto Preminger's ANATOMY OF A MURDER, which was filmed primarily on location in Michigan. The preface is by Robert Trav... View more info

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Ladies of the Evening

By: Gropper, Milton Herbert

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Greenberg: Publisher: 1934 (c.1931)

Edition: 5th printing

Seller ID: 23573

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[slight deterioration to cloth at top and bottom edges and along front hinge, otherwise a nice clean book; jacket (stated "Fourth Printing") shows some crinkling at corners, one tiny chip at bottom rear hinge]. "A racy tale that gives the reader an amazing inside picture of 'call houses,' shady hotels, police rackets, and vice court methods." Gropper was a successful playwright during the 1920s and early 1930s, and had a few minor screenwriting credits ... View more info

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The Night of the Hunter

By: Grubb, Davis

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: (c.1953)

Edition: Later Printing (D-D)

Seller ID: 24514

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[attractive copy, minimal wear to book, just light age-toning to top of text block; the jacket is nicer than often seen on this book, with some minor wear along the top edge and at the bottom corners of the front panel, small tears at top corners and a few little nicks at the top of the spine, light browning around edges of rear panel]. Grubb's lyrical and terrifying first novel, about "two small children saddled with a dark and dreadful heritage," was also the b... View more info

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Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Winter/Spring 1996): Special Issue: David Cronenberg

By: Haas, Robert, guest editor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Commerce TX, Post Script: 1996

Edition: (Vol. 15, No. 2)

Seller ID: 24459

Condition: Very Good+


[mild vertical bend affecting the entire journal, tiny bump/tear at bottom of spine, a little wear along spine]. (B&W photographs) A special issue of this critical journal (80 pages) devoted entirely to the work of Canadian director Cronenberg. Includes seven articles, including essays on on DEAD RINGERS and THE DEAD ZONE, and a filmography (through his then most-recent film, M. BUTTERFLY). View more info

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Zulu, with Some Guts Behind It: The Making of the Epic Movie

By: Hall, Sheldon

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Sheffield, England, Tomahawk Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24487

ISBN: 0-9531926-6-0

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[book is in perfect condition, clean and tight with no discernible wear; jacket also quite nice, with just a tiny tear at bottom right corner of front panel (held in place and rendered invisible by new jacket protector)]. (B&W and color photos, facsimiles) Surely one of the most comprehensive making-of-a-film books ever published, this volume includes: "first-hand accounts of shooting the film; extracts from the screenplay and script notes; extracts from letters and... View more info

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Michael Shayne's 50th Case

By: Halliday, Brett (pseud. for Davis Dresser)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, A Torquil Book (distributed by Dodd, Mead & Company): (c.1964)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23724

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[good sound copy, heavy foxing to top of text block but no other significant depredations; jacket lightly edgeworn and a bit rubbed]. "In recording the 50th Case of the redheaded private detective from Miami, Florida, and in celebration of his 25th year in print, Brett Halliday has diverged widely from the pattern set by 49 previous books. Here, the emphasis is upon character and motivation rather than detection and deduction, and in so doing Mr. Halliday has produ... View more info

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Piccoli; a fairy tale

By: Halsman, Philippe

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24492

Condition: Good


(pictorial paper-covered boards; no dust jacket) [good sound copy, but with heavy edgewear to covers, small stain on front board, commercial bookplate affixed to ffep (but with no name written in)]. (color illustrations) An uncommon foray into children's literature by the noted photographer, this tale originated as a story he made up for his two young daughters "who wanted to listen to fairy tales. Since he couldn't remember any, he invented a tiny creature named Pi... View more info

Image for Hangover Square; or, The Man With Two Minds: A Story of Darkest Earl's Court in the Year 1939

Hangover Square; or, The Man With Two Minds: A Story of Darkest Earl's Court in the Year 1939

By: Hamilton, Patrick

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1942)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24125

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [solid attractive copy, minimal shelfwear, spine cloth a little darkened, uneven darkening to cloth around perimeter of front cover]. Classic psychological suspense novel about a schizophrenic, considerably altered for John Brahm' s 1944 film adaptation with Laird Cregar. View more info