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The Lonely Dwarf [*SIGNED*]

By: Lamkey, Rosemary

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: (c.1939)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23710

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


(price-clipped) [moderate shelfwear and light soiling to bottom edge; jacket has old clear-tape reinforcement along all edges, a few tiny chips and tears]. (color and B&W illustrations) One of the odder children's books you'll ever see, the story of a somewhat creepy-looking little dwarf (drawn, for no good reason, to appear as if he's not wearing pants) with the unappetizing name of Grutchty, who lives in "a lonely castle by the lonely sea," who never smiles (because nobody ever taught him how), and whose only companion is a mute elf named Goobles. I'm depressed already. I don't wan... 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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West Side Story: A Musical (based on a conception of Jerome Robbins)

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

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1958)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24399

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear to bottom edges, a bit bumped at base of spine; jacket spine a little faded and lightly soiled, some shallow insect-nibbling at top and bottom edges of flaps (mostly bottom of rear flap)]. (B&W photographs) Attractive copy of this all-American classic ((except for the basic plot having been lifted from some British playwright) (and I don't mean Jerome Robbins). Basis for the multi-Oscar-winning 1961 film. 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

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The Incomparable Max; a play....based on Sir Max Beerbohm's trips beyond reality

By: Lawrence, Jerome, and Robert E. Lee

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Hill and Wang: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24333

ISBN: 0-8090-5823-5

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[a lovely copy, no discernible wear to book; jacket has some minor wrinkling at bottom of front panel, otherwise unblemished]. "Inspired by the writings of the great Edwardian theater critic, Sir Max Beerbohm." View more info

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Film: The Creative Process: The Search for an Audio-Visual Language and Structure

By: Lawson, John Howard

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Hill and Wang: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23956

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean book, minimal wear to spine ends, a couple of tiny spots on top edge of text block; jacket lightly edgeworn (see notes)] (B&W photographs) A major theoretical work by the outspoken Hollywood Ten screenwriter, who apparently had a lot of time on his hands to think about such matters; a little prison time and some blacklisting will do that for you. The book is described in the jacket blurb as "the first serious attempt by an American writer to develop an aesthetic of the film, [combining] intimate practical experience in Hollywood with an understanding of avant-garde theory and... View more info

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Black Mountain

By: Leasure, Robert

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1975)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23823

ISBN: 0-399-11601-X

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean book with no discernible wear; jacket lightly edgeworn, also printed slightly out of register (see scanned image)]. Novel set in the Colorado Rockies, about a legendary and mysterious grizzly bear known as Old Mose, who "fought against the men who hunted him on Black Mountain with guns, traps, poison. To the white men he was 'the bear no man could kill,' a devil-monster. To the Indians he was a woodland god." View more info

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I Passed for White

By: Lee, Reba (pseud.), as told to Mary Hastings Bradley

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York/London/Toronto, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23700

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


(price-clipped) [shelfworn along bottom edges of covers, with slight exposure of boards at corners, light dust-soiling to top edge; jacket scuffed and edgeworn, a little paper loss at top of spine, light soiling to rear panel]. Memoir by "a young Negro woman whose skin is almost white" and who, after growing up in Chicago, "ran away from home to another city and passed herself successfully as a white girl." As revealed in Julie Phillips's biography of Alice B. Sheldon (who herself spent much of her professional life "passing" as a male author, publishing under the na... View more info

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The Writings of John Lennon: In His Own Write [and] A Spaniard in the Works

By: Lennon, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: (c.1981)

Edition: 1st printing thus

Seller ID: 24462

ISBN: 0-671-43257-5

Condition: Fine


(laminated boards; no dust jacket, as issued) [nice clean copy, essentially as new]. (line drawings) A reissue of Lennon's two books of absurdist poetry and prose, originally published during his Beatles days (in 1964 and 1965, respectively), with a new introduction by Paul McCartney. View more info

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Famous Secret Societies

By: Lepper, John Heron

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd.: [1932]

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 24031

Condition: Fair


(no dust jacket) [a decent reference/reading copy only; still firmly bound and internally clean, but with some deterioration to the cloth (exposure of boards) along the top and bottom edges of the covers, light staining to covers, etc.; embossed stamp denoting previous ownership on ffep and page 1, single name of a previous owner written in pencil on ffep]. The Illuminati (Chapter 15) ain't the half of it. This volume also devotes chapters to about three dozen other mysterious orders, cabals, cults and wacko boys' clubs (because let's face it, this was and is very much a guy thing) throughou... View more info

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Camelot; a new musical (based on "The Once and Future King" by T.H. White)

By: Lerner, Alan Jay (book and lyrics), and Frederick Loewe (music)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1961)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23963

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[very nice copy, no discernible wear to book; jacket has a tiny bit of shallow chipping (insect-nibbles?) at top of rear flap, minor soiling to rear panel, slight wrinkling at top of spine]. (B&W photographs) Book of the musical play (no music), illustrated with three whole photographs from the original Broadway production starring Richard Burton and Julie Andrews. View more info

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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever; a musical play

By: Lerner, Alan Jay, and Burton Lane

Price: $400.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1966)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23965

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[a bit of deterioration to bottom edge of front cover (board exposed in a couple of tiny spots), no other significant wear to book; the jacket is quite nice, with light surface wear, slight fading at spine, a touch of soiling to the rear panel; a review copy, with the original publisher's slip (slightly edge-nibbled) laid in]. (B&W photographs) The original Broadway production starred Barbara Harris and John Cullum; filmed by Vincente Minnelli in 1970 with Barbra Streisand and Yves Montand in the roles. Quite scarce. View more info

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Pens and Needles: Literary Caricatures [*SIGNED*]

By: Levine, David; introduced and selected by John Updike

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Gambit, Incorporated: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author & Illustrator

Seller ID: 24488

Condition: Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [book is nice and clean, the spine very slightly turned but with no discernible wear; jacket has some shallow chipping along the top edge, spine slightly browned and with a couple of closed tears, small tear and tiny paper loss at lower corner of rear panel, light soiling]. (pen and ink drawings) "A complete array of the literary figures by one of the great caricaturists of our time, selected and introduced by one of the great writers, who once himself wanted to become a caricaturist." This copy is SIGNED by both Levine and Updike on a tipped-in limitation page: "T... View more info

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Gideon's Trumpet

By: Lewis, Anthony

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1964)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24708

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[covers very slightly bowed, otherwise a nice clean book with no significant shelfwear; jacket has a few short closed edge-tears, a touch of visible wear at top front hinge, minor soiling along top edge of rear panel]. The story of the extraordinary legal case that begin with a petition from a Florida man, Clarence Earl Gideon, incarcerated on a burglary conviction, who had been denied a lawyer because he couldn't afford one. His case made it all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled in 1963 "that henceforth the 'due process of law' guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment meant that p... View more info

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Broadax Artists [*SIGNED*]

By: Linn, George B.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Muncie IN, Janevar Publishing Co.: (c.1984)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24604

ISBN: 0-937174-02-5

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[slight bumping to a couple of corners, no other significant wear to book; jacket lightly soiled and a bit rubbed/scuffed, minor wear visible at base of spine]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front pastedown. "This is a unique account of life in the tie camps of western Wyoming during the 1920s and 1930s. From firsthand knowledge, Linn prresents interesting information about the making of ties, primitive living conditions, and difficulties encountered in securing adequate schools and medical aid. He assesses the effect of solitude on those who lived in the ... View more info

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Moloch [*SIGNED* by the jacket illustrator and dedicatee]

By: Livingston, Marjorie

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, Andrew Dakers Limited: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 23647

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[moderate shelfwear, spine a little turned, top front corner bumped, fading to cloth at top of spine; jacket shows wear and very shallow chipping along top edge, minor paper loss at lower left corner of front panel and at top of spine, light soiling to rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the ffep by Fay Pomerance, illustrator of the dust jacket, and also the person to whom the author has dedicated the book "in affectionate appreciation of her co-operation and understanding." (See below.) An unusual (and uncommon) wartime fantasy novel, about a two young men who meet untimely, war-r... View more info

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Mississippi Eyewitness; the three civil rights workers--how they were murdered

By: Lomax, Louis E., John Howard Griffin, Dick Gregory, and others

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Menlo Park CA, The Layman's Press: (c.1964)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23974

Condition: Very Good-


[moderate external wear, especially along spine; covers slightly detached at top staple, lower staple a little pulled, but holding]. (B&W and color photographs) A special issue of Ramparts magazine, issued just a few months after the June 1964 "Freedom Summer Murders" of civil rights activists Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner -- a signal event of the Civil Rights Era, and the subject of numerous books, articles, movies and other accounts and artistic representations. The components of this fully-packed 64-page publication (including covers) are: "The Road to Mis... View more info

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The Sisters Liked Them Handsome

By: Longstreet, Stephen

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Julian Messner: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24117

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[generally a good solid copy, very slight deterioration to cloth along bottom edges; jacket looks slightly insect-nibbled along top edge of front panel and also at bottom right corner of front panel, small tears and miscellaneous wear at spine ends, some soiling to rear panel and internally around perimeter of rear flap]. (pen and ink drawings) Says the author: "I can remember when there had been no World Wars, when people still lived in a large world, and the uncles went to places like China and California and Hoboken for their sinning. It is of these times that I have written in [this ... View more info

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Happy Birthday; a play in two acts

By: Loos, Anita

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York/Los Angeles/Toronto, Samuel French: (c.1947)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 24012

Condition: Very Good+ in Poor dj


[moderate wear to book, mostly at spine ends, ffep clipped at top right corner; jacket is a bit of a mess, completely split along the front hinge, about 1/3 of the spine missing (and a 2-inch piece just barely hanging on), paper loss at top corners of rear panel, etc.]. (B&W photographs) Comedy-fantasy about "a drab, shy, and inhibited librarian [who] has her night as Cinderella. Under the guise of discussing her modest savings account, she braves a juke-boxed cocktail bar in order to meet the unsuspecting bank teller away from the bank, for [she] has fallen in love with him. There she ... View more info