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Paulo Mendes da Rocha: Projects 1957-2007 [English-language edition]

By: da Rocha, Paulo Mendes; edited by Rosa Artigas

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Rizzoli: (c.2007)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25312

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[essentially a brand-new book (had been in original publisher's shrinkwrap when acquired by us), downgraded from Fine only due to slight bumping to a couple of corners and a couple of shallow dents in the top edges of the covers]. (color photographs, architectural plans, drawings) This is (or at least was, at the time of publication) "the most complete monograph available" on the work of this Pritzker Prize-winning architect, "spanning more than fifty years of professional activity." **** NOTE that additional shipping charges will apply for international shipping of this very... View more info

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Lilly Daché's Glamour Book

By: Daché, Lilly (ed. by Dorothy Roe Lewis)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/New York, J.B. Lippincott Company: (c.1956)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23734

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[slight bumping/fraying to cloth at top corners and top of spine, light soiling to edges of text block, one-time owner's signature at top of ffep; jacket moderately edgeworn, some paper loss at both ends of spine, spine also slightly darkened]. The noted French-born but New York-based millinerista (I made that up), whose fashionable hats were all the rage in the 1930s and 1940s, here "explains the finer points of this illusive thing called glamour with such contagious enthusiasm that you find yourself making a mental checkup on your outlook on life, your face, your figure, your hair, your... View more info

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Always Ask a Man: Arlene Dahl's Key to Femininity

By: Dahl, Arlene

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1965

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 24337

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[minor shelfwear only, a touch of soiling to bottom edge of (white) boards; jacket shows a bit of smudging and light soiling, but still very presentable]. (pen and ink drawings) Being true to her concept in researching this all-purpose how-to book of femininitization technques, the author, blurbed as an "internationally-known film star and one of the world's loveliest women," claimed to have "interviewed hundreds of discerning males on the subject of women and beauty -- stars of motion pictures, Broadway and television, statesmen, noblemen, businessmen, and members of internationa... View more info

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The Singing Fool [Photoplay Edition]

By: Dail, Hubert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1928)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23622

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[book is nice and clean with minimal wear, previous owner's label on front pastedown, another owner's pencil signature on front pastedown and small name-stamp on ffep; jacket moderately edgeworn, with a bit of paper loss at several corners]. (8 B&W film stills) Novelization of Al Jolson's second film -- an "all-talkie," unlike THE JAZZ SINGER -- in which he played kind of a version of himself, in this case a singing waiter, "Al Stone," who skyrockets to fame on Broadway "with the help of a producer and inspired by a beautiful but heartless woman with whom he had fallen in ... View more info

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They Waited for the Night

By: Dale, Virginia

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24007

Condition: Very Good in Fair dj


[a decent, solid copy, bumped at corners but otherwise only lightly shelfworn; jacket is pretty rough, with heavy edgewear, a split about halfway up from the bottom along the front hinge, small piece missing from lower right corner of front panel, various other tears/creasing, etc.]. "A novel of backstage, written with inner knowledge and sophisticated wit by an important new author." The author, a Chicago native, had begun her career as a film and drama critic in Chicago, but gave that up when she starting writing magazine fiction. This, her first novel, was followed by two more, &#... View more info

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The Hidden Hand

By: Daly, Carroll John

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1929)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 19796

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice clean copy, a touch of wear to lower extremities, spine very slightly turned; jacket shows some wear along top and bottom edges, with various small nicks and tiny chips, front panel a bit scuffed/rubbed]. Hard-boiled detective fiction by one of its earliest (and hardest-boiled) practicioners, featuring his most famous protagonist, private dick Race Williams, who could probably knock Sam Spade's teeth out with one hand tied behind his back. (Nah, on second thought, he'd probably just shoot him -- but with a clear conscience. "I never bumped a guy off who didn't need it," Race on... View more info

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Anthony Mann: The Film Career

By: Darby, William

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Jefferson NC/London, McFarland & Company: (c.2009)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24430

ISBN: 0786438398

Condition: Fine


[nice clean as-new copy, with no discernible wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "This detailed study of the career of Anthony Mann argues Mann's prominence and influence alongside contemporaries like John Ford. Mann (1906-1967), who was active in Hollywood and Europe, directed or produced more than 40 films, including THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE and GOD'S LITTLE ACRE. [Seriously? Those are the two films they chose to single out in the blurb?] Best known for his work in the film noir and western genres [that's more like it!] and his films starring Jimmy Stewart, Mann later moved into Col... View more info

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Dream Lovers: The Magificent Shattered Lives of Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee

By: Darin, Dodd, and Maxine Paetro

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23849

ISBN: 0-446-51768-2

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [very light soiling to edges of text block, but generally appears unread; jacket shows only very light surface wear, rates Near Fine in external appearance, downgraded to Very Good only due to a somewhat crude job of non-diagonal price-clipping]. (B&W photographs) A dual biography of the pop singer and the actress, by their son. "Drawing on the words of those who knew them -- from George Burns to Dick Clark and members of Bobby's and Sandy's family, as well as conversations with Sandra Dee herself -- [the author] separates truth from myth. He tells a moving story not of two... View more info

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Odyssey Through Hell

By: Davies, Raymond Arthur

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, L.B. Fischer: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24001

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[light shelfwear, slight fading to cloth at base of spine; jacket has a medium-size chip at bottom of front panel (unfortunately taking out some of the author's name), various other small chips, nicks, and tears, a little paper loss at spine ends]. Subtitled (on the jacket flap only) "From Death to Life in Eastern Europe," this book chronicles the suffering of the Jews (especially those of Eastern Europe) during World War II, offering "a vivid presentation of the immediate past and an informative study of the present -- the foundation upon which the future's sound hopes may be base... View more info

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Photoplay Editions and Other Movie Tie-In Books: The Golden Years, 1912-1969

By: Davis, Arnie

Price: $75.00

Publisher: East Waterboro ME, Mainely Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25073

ISBN: 0-9721516-0-5

Condition: Near Fine


[essentially as-new, a nice clean book with no discernible wear but some faint creasing near the bottom of the front cover]. Trade PB (B&W and color facsimiles) A definitive guide, with publication and value information (as of 2002) for all types of books published by English-language publishers worldwide, in connection with individual movies: motion picture editions; "book of the film"; Big Little Books; animated films; novelizations; novels; screenplays; etc. Lists 6,200 books, related to 4,000 films. Indispensible for the collector or seller of this popular collecting genre. ****... View more info

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The Opening of a Door

By: Davis, George

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: 1931

Edition: 1st Edition (G-F)

Seller ID: 22995

Condition: Near Fine in Good dj


(price-clipped) [slight bumping and light wear to spine ends, otherwise a solid unblemished book; jacket a little tattered, with paper loss at outer corners of front panel and surrounding both ends of spine, general soiling, browning to spine, horizontal tear/split in middle of spine (with a teensy bit of paper loss)]. This novel, the author's first, written when he was just twenty-four, earned a place in Anthony Slide's reference guide "Lost Gay Novels," but in this case "hidden" might be more appropriate than "lost." Even Slide himself admits that the book's gay cha... View more info

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With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together [*SIGNED*]

By: Davis, Ossie, and Ruby Dee

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: (c.1998)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24927

ISBN: 0688153968

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[sharp-looking copy, virtually as-new but for the teensiest bumping of the top corners; jacket similarly nice, with just a touch of crinkling at the spine ends]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED ("To Mom + Dad / congratulations on your 54th") and SIGNED by both authors on the title page (the inscription itself and Ossie's signature in black ink; Ruby's signature and an added date (10/28/98) in green ink). Joint memoir of the two great African-American actors and activists, who married in 1948 and frequently performed together until Davis's death in 2005. The book is structured as a kind ... View more info

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Icebound; a play

By: Davis, Owen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25303

Condition: Very Good-


(no dust jacket) [moderately worn book, very slight fraying to cloth at lower extremities, a bit of dust-soiling and age-toning to edges of text block, spine lettering dulled to near-invisibility, one-time owner's signature on front pastedown]. From the author's Preface: "I am now turning toward my own people, the people of northern New England, whose folklore, up to the present time, has been quite neglected in our theatre. Here I have at least tried to draw a true picture of these people, and I am of their blood, born of generations of Northern Maine, small-town folk, and brought up amo... View more info

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I Love You, Mary Fatt

By: Davis, Russell F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Signet Books (D2058): 1962 (c.1961)

Edition: 1st printing

Seller ID: 24029

Condition: Very Good


[moderate soft creasing in front cover, a little wear to extremities, spine tight and uncreased]. Mass Market PB First-person narrative by a lovestruck adolescent, one Clarence Bascomb, likened in the cover blurbs to Holden Caulfield and Booth Tarkington's Penrod. There's something about this book that I can't quite put my finger on, e.g.: although the narrator and all the primary characters are white, the cover illustrator seems to have somehow had the idea that Clarence was African-American. There's also an odd scene, about halfway through the book, in which our hero, telling his mother ab... View more info

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Slaves of Freedom

By: Dawson, Coningsby

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23679

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[a little wear to book at lower extremities, slight bumping to top of spine, light dust-soiling and age-toning to edges of text block, attractive vintage bookplate on 2nd ffep, paper-clip marks at top of ffep and 2nd ffep, contemporary newspaper clipping about author affixed to copyright page and facing page; jacket heavily edgeworn, slight paper loss at top corners and top of spine, tiny puncture hole mid-spine, diagonal scrape on front panel]. Think of yourself as a swinging single, footloose and fancy free? Think again, my friend -- you're just not seeing your shackles. "The slaves o... View more info

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How to Write Words for Songs

By: Day, Julius E.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, Reynolds & Co.: 1936

Edition: Unknown edition

Seller ID: 23207

Condition: Very Good+


[moderate edgewear to covers, due to slight overlap of text block; otherwise a nice clean copy, with vintage bookseller's label (Foyle's, London) at bottom corner of inside front cover]. (B&W photographs) "With hints by the following Famous Song-writers:- Bert Lee, Francis Barron, Leslie Sarony, Leslie Holmes, [and] The Western Brothers," and including a Preface by Bobby Howes. You remember Bobby. No? In addition to all the good advice from all these famous songwriters you've never heard of, a substantial part of the book is taken up with a concise rhyming dictionary, no doubt just... View more info

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Doctor Ellen

By: de Leeuw, Adèle

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24984

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[modest shelfwear, spine slightly turned, former owner's name and address rather crudely marked out on front pastedown; jacket shows a little wear and slight paper loss at spine extremities, a couple of tiny nicks at top of front panel, light soiling]. One of a series of "Career Stories" by this prolific author, targeted specifically at teenage girls with aspirations to a professional life. This one traces the determination of its protagonist to make it through the rigors of medical school and become a doctor. "The author takes us right in among the students at Fayette [Medical ... View more info

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Carnival by the Sea

By: de Lima, Sigrid

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21318

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[solid clean copy, light wear to extremities; jacket has a tiny bit of paper loss at top of spine, short closed tear and associated diagonal crease at bottom of rear panel]. The author's third novel, set in "a little seashore town in California called Carnival-by-the-Sea, notable chiefly for its amusement park," and concerns the interactions of an embittered and sadistic wheelchair-bound old woman, her alcoholic stepson, and her mentally disturbed daughter (an escapee from an asylum). Ms. de Lima was educated at Barnard College and Columbia University, and worked as a journalist befo... View more info

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And Promenade Home [*SIGNED* twice]

By: de Mille, Agnes

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: (c.1958)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23473

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[light shelfwear, a bit of spotting/soiling to top of text block; jacket edgeworn with a little creasing near bottom of front panel, small open tear (minor paper loss) at bottom front foldover, small chip at upper left corner of front panel and extending a bit into top of spine]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED ("For Tony Caswell / with best wishes") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, and additionally INSCRIBED (generically, "with best wishes") and SIGNED on a tipped-in leaf following the title page. The great dancer/choreographer's second memoir, "the story of failure and ... View more info

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The Master of Santiago, and Four Other Plays

By: de Montherlant, Henry (translated from the French, with a Preface, by Jonathan Griffin)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1951

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24367

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[a touch of fading to cloth at base of spine, dust-soiling to top of text block, previous owner's signature (Sanora Babb, American poet-novelist) on ffep, with her occasional pencil check-marks in margins; jacket faded at spine, a little paper loss at spine extremities, light soiling and corner-wear]. "One of the foremost dramatists of contemporary France, as well as a novelist and polemicist of intense power, [the author] is a figure of perennial controversy. Now for the first time five of his most successful and important plays have been translated into English ... in textually complet... View more info