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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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Dead End; a play in three acts

By: Kingsley, Sidney

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1936)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 24778

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [nice clean, solid copy; some browning/discoloration to spine cloth] (woodcuts) The hit play that introduced the "Dead End Kids" and became the basis for the 1937 William Wyler film with Joel McCrea, Sylvia Sidney and Humphrey Bogart. The three Julian Wehr wood engravings are beautiful, dark and very striking. 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

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Greenwich Village Cookbook

By: Kramer, Vivian

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Fairchild Publications, Inc.: (c.1969)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24595

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean book with just minimal wear to the extremities; the jacket is similarly nice, with only a bit of edgewear along flap foldovers and at top of spine; it's impossible to believe that this book ever spent much time in the vicinity of a kitchen]. (pen & ink drawings, endpaper maps) A compilation of about 400 recipes from more than 70 restaurants and coffeehouses then located in New York's Greenwich Village, "one of the few places in the world where restaurants representing a dozen or more nationalities exist within a few blocks of each other. Since many of these eateries are run b... View more info

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The Realist - issue no. 69 (September 1966)

By: Krassner, Paul, ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Realist Association: 1966

Edition: (No. 69)

Seller ID: 24473

Condition: Near Fine


[nice copy, minimal age-toning, no tears or other blemishes]. (cartoons, graphics) A typical issue of Krassner's provocative political/cultural journal. The highlight of this particular issue is "An Impolite Interview with Timothy Leary, which occupies about one-third of the issue's 32 pages. Other features: "The Day the Supreme Court Banned Vaseline," an article by Krassner about his dealings with publisher Ralph Ginzburg, against the backdrop of Ginzburg's unsuccessful appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court of his 1963 conviction on obscenity charges; "Modest Proposals: The Whit... View more info

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Dude Ranch

By: Krims, Milton

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1930)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22287

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dj


[moderate wear to bottom edges and extremities, tiny stain on bottom edge of text block, age-toning to edges of text block; jacket has numerous chips and tears, especially on the rear panel]. Comic-western novel about the owner of a failing dude ranch, stuck with "a houseful of bored guests who expect excitement and there are no Indians, cattle rustlers or cowboys to supply it." When a traveling theatrical troupe is stranded nearby, he hires them to "put on some fake Wild Western stuff," but the farce is complicated when a real gang of rum runners inserts itself into the pict... View more info

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Notes on a Cowardly Lion: The Biography of Bert Lahr [*SIGNED*]

By: Lahr, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24572

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[some water-spotting on top edge of text block (no internal signs of this, however), light shelfwear and minor staining to bottom edges of both covers; jacket is very faded at spine (white-on-pink title is almost unreadable) but otherwise quite presentable]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "For ___ -- / Who loves to laugh / & would have loved / Lahr, too. / Best regards, / John Lahr." This affectionate biography "is the chronicle, public and private, of the life of Bert Lahr, the last of the great clowns," written by his son, himself a renown... View more info

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The Jack LaLanne Way to Vibrant Good Health

By: LaLanne, Jack

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: (c.1960)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23565

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[moderate wear to book at lower extremities; jacket soiled and smudged, small spot of surface damage to rear panel]. (B&W photographs) "TV's famous health authority tunes you in on new glamour, new abundance in living, new fun for all the family -- all yours through planned DIET and directed EXERCISE." He was once quoted as saying he had two simple rules of good nutrition: "if man made it, don't eat it" and "if it tastes good, spit it out." Sounds pretty extreme, but hey: the guy lived for another half a century after this book was published, so I guess he must've be... View more info

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Anyone Can Whistle: A Musical Fable

By: Laurents, Arthur (book), and Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics)

Price: $450.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1965)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23946

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[minimal shelfwear, minor staining to ffep the only significant blemish; jacket spine has a few tiny puncture tears and some minor scuffing, and there are a couple of itty-bitty nicks along the top of the front panel; a review copy, with the original publisher's slip laid in]. (B&W photographs) The book and lyrics (no music) of the Sondheim-Laurents "musical fable." Although roundly trounced by critics at the time of its Broadway opening in 1964 (and consequently closing after just nine performances), this work's reputation has endured and improved in recent years; it is now staged an... View more info

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Actor: The Life and Times of Paul Muni [*SIGNED*]

By: Lawrence, Jerome

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1974)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24438

ISBN: 0-399-11341-X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[very nice copy, just some minor abrasions to bottom edge of text block, no other significant wear; jacket lightly edgeworn, rubbed/scuffed along spine with some minor paper loss at top of spine]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED ("For _____ & ___ -- / with friendship") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. An intimate biography of the great stage and film actor, by the playwright who gave him one of his greatest roles: that of Henry Drummond (the Clarence Darrow character) in the original production of "Inherit the Wind." Signed by Author View more info

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Inherit the Wind [*SIGNED* by Lee]

By: Lawrence, Jerome, and Robert E. Lee

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Dramatists Play Service: (c.1958)

Edition: Unstated printing

Seller ID: 23828

Condition: Near Fine


[minor external age-toning, vvery slight dog-earing to bottom right corner of front cover]. (B&W photo frontispiece, stage diagrams) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by co-author Lee on the front cover: "For Kitty -- / Gratefully -- / Robert E. Lee / 19 Feb. 70." The Pulitzer Prize-winning 1955 play that fixed in the public imagination the "meaning" of the Scopes Monkey Trial, as well as the more-or-less permanent pop-culture reputations of its all-star protagonists, Clarence Darrow ("Henry Drummond" in the play) and Willliam Jennings Bryan ("Matthew Harrison Brady"). Ess... View more info