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Farewell to Youth

By: Jameson, Storm

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1928

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23635

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[moderately shelfworn, light bumping to bottom corner, some dark smudging to spine cloth, one-time owner's signature on front and rear endpapers (the former on a small label which is affixed to the ffep); attractive stylized acket shows some wear along top and bottom edges, slight fading at spine]. A young fellow returns from the War to find his wife has been unfaithful while he was at the front, and now wants a divorce. View more info

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Concomitant Soldier

By: Jason, Sonya

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Santa Monica CA, Gemini Press: (c.1973)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17403

Condition: Very Good


[good solid copy, but with some uneven fading around the edges of both the front and rear covers, minor soiling to page edges; bookstore rubber-stamp on inside front cover]. Trade PB Subtitled (on cover and spine) "Woman and War," this novel examines "how war affects woman and how she lives through it and survives it, but beyond that, how it feels to exist in a man's world with her man gone." Rather an epic tale, it begins during World War II and also encompasses the Korean and Vietnamese conflicts. Very scarce; OCLC records only five copies. View more info

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'Ye Drunken Damozel': The Tavern in the Folly

By: Jesty, Simon

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Harrison Smith & Robert Haas: 1932

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 22412

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dj


[moderately shelfworn, light-colored staining along front joint; jacket has paper loss at several corners, various small nicks and tears, some soiling and age-darkening to rear panel]. Somewhat phantasmagorical novel about a young fellow, the bastard son of a sailor, who grows up in a grimy quayside London cul-de-sac and falls in love with a "slum-sprite" girl whose lowlife father runs the titular pub. Returning some years later from military service, he finds that she's run off and become a celebrated chanteuse; he tracks her down to Rio, but she denies her younger identity, which of... View more info

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Over African Jungles

By: Johnson, Martin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: (c.1935)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24677

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [good solid copy with light shelfwear, faint dampstaining to rear cover]. (B&W photographs, photo endpapers) "The record of a glorious adventure over the big game country of Africa, 60,000 miles by airplane." Yet another in the numerous chronicles of the adventurous couple from Kansas, Martin and Osa Johnson, who traveled to exotic lands (and shot documentary film along the way), primarily Africa and the South Pacific, and were quite the celebrities in their heyday. This, alas, was the last Johnson book to be published before Martin's death in a plane crash in Janua... View more info

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The Lost Battalion

By: Johnson, Thomas M., and Fletcher Pratt

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Indianapolis/New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1938)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24765

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket) [sharp-looking copy, gilt spine lettering just a bit rubbed, a couple of pages early in the book had been roughly opened with resulting small tears at edges; both endpapers bear the embossed ownership stamp of M-G-M producer/writer Carey Wilson]. (B&W photographic plates, maps) "The siege of the Lost Battalion endures after twenty years as the supreme American-hero story of the World War. Yet this unique, poignant episode has had no complete chronicle, and its luster has been dimmed by a tarnish of mystery and senational rumor. To get and tell the full truth, we have jo... View more info

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Profondo Argento: The Man, the Myths & the Magic

By: Jones, Alan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Godalming, Surrey, England, FAB Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24474

ISBN: 1-903254-24-8

Condition: Near Fine


[very nice copy, essentially as new, with just a tiny bit of laminate lifting at bottom corner of rear cover]. Trade PB (B&W and color photographs, graphics) "Everything you ever wanted to know about Dario Argento is here. For a quarter of a century, internationally renowned journalist Alan Jones has tirelessly reported on every aspect of Argento's career. Now, for the first time, every single feature, interview, review and in-depth look at Argento's multi-faceted universe has been meticulously collated into one unique volume that [includes] a wealth of new material and interviews exclu... View more info

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Hollywood on Trial: The Story of the 10 Who Were Indicted

By: Kahn, Gordon

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Boni & Gaer: (c.1948)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24141

Condition: Very Good in Poor dj


[decent sound book, moderate wear to extremities, light soiling and age-toning to edges of text block; jacket heavily chipped at and around spine ends, paper loss at several corners, old internal masking-tape repairs to various tears/splits, all in all kind of a mess]. "What were you doing on September 13, 1947? On that day some of Hollywood's most distinguished authors, stars, directors and producers were commanded to appear befor the House un-American Activities Committee in Washington where they and the pictures they produced were charged with being 'subversive.'" Those hearings r... View more info

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Hal Foster: Prince of Illustrators -- Father of the Adventure Strip

By: Kane, Brian M.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Lebanon NJ, Vanguard Productions: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23668

ISBN: 1-887591-24-9

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean book, flawless except for bumping at top corners; jacket equally nice, with just a trace of handling wear]. (B&W and color illustrations, photographs) "The first comprehensive biography of Foster's entire life and 70-year career," including his somewhat overlooked work as an illustrator outside the adventure comic strip genre (Tarzan, Prince Valiant) for which he is justly famous. View more info

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Experimental Spiritism: Book on Mediums; or, Guide for Mediums and Invocators; containing [see notes] [cover title: The Book of Mediums]

By: Kardec, Allan (pseud. for Hippolyte Léon Denizard Rivail) (translated by Emma A. Wood)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Samuel Weiser: (c.1970)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 23841

ISBN: 0-87728-009-6

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[good sound copy, diagonal creases in top corners of about ten pages in the first one-quarter of the book, some foxing/spotting to top of text block; jacket shows a little wear at several upper corners]. Reprint of a work first published in France as "Le Livre des Médiums" in 1861; it was the second of the five books by its author that are collectively known as "The Spiritist Codification," and considered to be the foundational texts of Spiritism. The lengthy subtitle pretty well describes the content: "containing: the special instruction of the spirits on the theory of ... View more info

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Sabre Fencing: History, Theory, Practice

By: Kardoss, John

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Sydney, Hicks, Smith & Sons: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24377

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [considerable surface deterioration to cloth covers, but internally clean with a sound binding; to be considered a reading/reference copy only]. (pen and ink drawings) It's claimed in the Foreword, by the Minister for Education and President of The National Fitness Council of N.S.W., that this is "the first book, written in English, which deals exclusively and in detail, with sabre play." The author is pictured (in a small frontispiece photo) in "the uniform of the Royal Hungarian Army," and the first few pages contain reproductions of his bona fides: letters... View more info

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Dark Angel

By: Kaus, Gina (translated from the German by Eden and Cedar Paul)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1934

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23671

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [clean attractive book, with just a bit of wear at base of spine, light diagonal scrape (or smudge) across spine, staining/discoloration to both pastedowns (inside front/rear covers); book comes with a custom-cut clear mylar protective cover]. One of the last novels published by this Austrian-American novelist and screenwriter prior to her emigration from Vienna to the U.S. at the outbreak of World War II. She settled in Hollywood, and had a couple of dozen writing credits, for both film and TV, over the succeeding twenty years. This particular novel was the basis for the 19... View more info

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Catty Atkins -- Financier

By: Kelland, Clarence Budington

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: 1923

Edition: 1st Edition (D-X)

Seller ID: 23857

Condition: Very Good


(pictorial cover; no dust jacket) [solid copy, light wear to extremities, two tiny rips in cloth at top of spine, ownership signature (see note) and additional gift signature on ffep]. (frontispiece + 3 illus. plates) Fourth book (of five) in the "Catty Atkins" series, an early juvenile fiction series (published between 1920 and 1924) by this popular author who once referred to himself as "the best second-rate writer in America." The Atkins books actually filled a sort of interregnum in the middle of his other series, the "Mark Tidd" adventures, which comprised six boo... View more info

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Forty Whacks: New Evidence in the Life and Legend of Lizzie Borden

By: Kent, David

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Emmaus PA, Yankee Books: (c.1992)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24091

ISBN: 0-89909-351-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean tight book, appears unread, slight bumping to bottom corners the only blemish; jacket shows just a touch of wear at lower extremities]. (B&W photographs, illustrations) A major work of scholarship about the endlessly fascinating (and probably ultimately unsolvable) case of Lizzie Borden, who gave her parents forty whacks -- or did she? -- in Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1892. The author has been called "the consummate Borden scholar, researcher and writer." View more info

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The Weak and the Strong

By: Kersh, Gerald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: (c.1946)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24082

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [light shelfwear to bottom edges and spine ends; jacket shows some wear at extremities, slight fading to spine]. Novel about a disparate group of people -- including a gangster, his mistress, a hypocritical minister, a "ruthless film magnate," a beautiful dancer, a composer, and others -- "trapped in a volcanic cave" on a tropical island, and "faced with imminent death." Published the previous year in England by William Heinemann Ltd. View more info

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Big as Life: An American History of 8mm Films

By: Kilchesty, Albert, ed.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Foundation for Art in Cinema: (c.1998)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24420

Condition: Near Fine


[minor edgewear to covers, slight bumping/dog-earing at bottom corner of fore-edge]. (B&W photographs, graphics) Catalog for an exhibition jointly curated by the Museum of Modern Art (in New York) and the San Francisco Cinematheque. Contains about a dozen articles and essays covering various artistic, experimental and personal uses of the 8mm and Super 8 film formats; includes an article about the "Zapruder Film" of the JFK assassination, and interviews with a number of filmmakers who have used the smaller format, including George Kuchar, Mike Kuchar, Ken Jacobs, Stan Brakhage, Saul ... View more info

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UTBU (Unhealthy To Be Unpleasant); a comedy in two acts

By: Kirkwood, James

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Samuel French, Inc.: (c.1966)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 24361

ISBN: 0-573-61742-2

Condition: Fine


[nice clean copy with no discernible wear]. (stage diagram) Farce about an aging actor who plots to kill his 94-year-old mother in order to use his inheritance to bankroll his return to the stage; his plot, however, comes to the attention of the organization UTBU, agents of which attempt to thwart him. (The roles were played by Tony Randall and Thelma Ritter in the original Broadway production, which received tepid reviews and ran for just seven performances.) View more info

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Horizons West: Anthony Mann, Budd Boetticher, Sam Peckinpah: studies of Authorship within the Western

By: Kitses, Jim

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Bloomington/London, Indiana University Press: 1970 (c.1969)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24522

ISBN: 0-253-13870-1

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[minor shelfwear to bottom edge, technically ex-library but unmarked except for bookplate on front pastedown (see notes); jacket shows a little wear along bottom edge and right-hand edge of front panel]. (Cinema One, no. 12) Series (B&W photographs) One of the more interesting and influential works in the excellent "Cinema One" series, with insightful readings of the genre work of three directors whose films continue to command attention from cineastes. Includes filmographies. Also issued in paperback; the hardcover printing is fairly uncommon. [NOTE that the bookplate on the front... View more info

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The Magician of Sunset Boulevard: The Improbable Life of Paul Kohner, Hollywood Agent [*SIGNED* by the book's subject]

By: Kohner, Frederick

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Palos Verdes CA, Morgan Press: 1977

Edition: 1st English-language edition

Seller ID: 24378

ISBN: 0-89430-004-0

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [nice clean copy, just a touch of wear to spine extremities; jacket shows only light handling wear, downgraded from Near Fine only because of the price-clipping]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Paul Kohner on the ffep: "To ________ / with my best wishes / sincerely / Paul Kohner / Hollywood, August 1984." Biography of the legendary Hollywood agent and his many illustrious clients, told by his novelist/screenwriter brother (the author of "Gidget"). First published in Germany in 1974. Signed by Biographee View more info

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Shakespeare: Time and Conscience

By: Kozintsev, Grigori (translated from the Russian by Joyce Vining)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Hill and Wang: 1966

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23879

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [a couple of small black ink stains on front cover, but no other significant wear]. (B&W photographs) The distinguished Russian theatre and film director holds forth on Shakespeare's work, with lengthy analyses of "KIng Lear" and "Hamlet," and an in-depth discussion of the character of Falstaff in "Henry IV." The Appendix is entitled "Ten Years with Hamlet; from the director's diary," which illuminates the creative process behind Kozintsev's 1964 film version of the play (illustrated with stills in the 8-page photo section of the book). His fi... View more info

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Faggots [uncorrected proof]

By: Kramer, Larry

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1978)

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 23691

Condition: Very Good


[slight bumping/bends at several corners (both front and rear covers), "to MA" ink note at top left corner of front cover, inked "I" on half-title page, minor spotting on a few pages, rusty paper-clip stain at top edge of a couple of pages]. Uncorrected proof of Kramer's controversial and influential first novel, a depiction of the gay life in New York and Fire Island just a few years before the AIDS epidemic. Although negatively reviewed by both gay and mainstream critics upon its initial publication, it definitely struck a nerve (quite a few nerves, in fact), and has gone o... View more info