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Psyche

By: Louÿs, Pierre; with a conclusion and notes by Claude Farrère

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Covici, Friede: 1931 (c.1928)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 23145

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dj


[book lightly shelfworn, miniscule bumping to top front corner; jacket is a bit of a mess, with the striking front panel illustration intact but otherwise some wear and paper loss to the spine (which has also been clumsily tape-repaired along the front hinge), light soiling, a bit of paper loss at corners of rear panel]. Somewhat louche French novel (translation uncredited), "a poem in prose to the eternal beauty and ecstasy of the flesh, a romantic celebration of that physical love which approaches and merges with the sublime." The book was left unfinished at the time of the author's... View more info

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The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

By: Lovecraft, H.P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1976

Edition: 5th U.S. printing

Seller ID: 24500

ISBN: 0-345-25299-3

Condition: Near Fine


[nice tight copy, with just a touch of external handling wear]. Mass Market PB Contents: "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath"; "Celephais"; "The Silver Key"; "Through the Gates of the Silver Key"; "The White Ship"; "The Strange High House in the Mist." View more info

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The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

By: Lovecraft, H.P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1976

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 24516

Condition: Near Fine


[slight spine roll, tiny tears at spine ends; generally a nice clean copy]. Mass Market PB Contents: "The Other Gods"; "The Tree"; "The Doom That Came to Sarnath"; "The Tomb"; "Polaris"; "Beyond the Wall of Sleep"; "Memory"; "What the Moon Brings"; "Nyarlathotep"; "Ex Oblivione"; "The Cats of Ulthar"; "Hypnos"; "Nathicana"; "From Beyond"; "The Festival"; "The Nameless City"; "The Quest of Iranon"; "The Crawling Chaos"; "In the Walls of Eryx"; ... View more info

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At the Mountains of Madness, and Other Novels

By: Lovecraft, H.P. (selected and with an introduction by August Derleth)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd: 1966

Edition: 1st U.K. edition

Seller ID: 24506

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [nice clean book, minimal shelfwear, slight bumping to top front corner; jacket spine lightly sun-tanned, small chip at bottom rear hinge, a couple of tiny nicks and one small closed tear along top edge]. In addition to Derleth's introduction, "H.P. Lovecraft's Novels," and the title novel, this volume contains: "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward"; "The Shunned House"; "The Dreams in the Witch-house"; "The Statement of Randolph Carter"; "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath"; "The Silver Key"; and "Through the Gates of the ... View more info

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The Shadow Out of Time, and Other Tales of Horror

By: Lovecraft, H.P., and August Derleth

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd: 1968

Edition: 1st U.K. edition

Seller ID: 24507

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[a nice solid clean book, the only blemish being a touch of smudging to the top of the text block; the jacket is slightly sun-tanned at the spine (as typical), but otherwise only lightly soiled, with one miniscule closed tear at the top left edge of the rear panel]. This collection includes six stories by Lovecraft, along with another ten stories and novellas attributed to Lovecraft and Derleth (having been completed by the latter after HPL's death). The Lovecraft tales are: "In the Vault"; "The Picture in the House"; "Cool Air"; "The Terrible Old Man"; "T... View more info

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Out of the Flame

By: Lownsbery, Eloise

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Junior Literary Guild (Longmans, Green and Co.): 1931

Edition: BCE (1st Edition stated)

Seller ID: 22183

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[lovely clean book with just a trace of wear at spine ends, attractive vintage bookplate on front pastedown (with the one-time child-owner's name neatly written in, probably by an adult); the jacket has some very minor chipping/creasing at the spine ends, with some very minimal paper loss]. (line drawings) An exceptionally nice copy of this historical novel for juvenile readers, a Newbery Honor recipient in 1932. Set at the court of Francois I, in 16th-century France, it describes the education and adventures of Pierre, who is training to be a knight; among the historical figures who pop up i... View more info

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The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse; a play in three acts

By: Lyndon, Barré

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1937)

Edition: Early printing

Seller ID: 23997

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice-looking copy, just a touch of shelfwear to the bottom edges; jacket shows a teensy bit of wear along top and bottom edges, tiny tear at bottom rear corner, very slight paper loss at top of spine, tiny surface-scrape at right edge of front panel]. A comedy-thriller, the first play by this writer, about a sucessful and respectable doctor who embarks upon a little experimental crime spree with the intention of making a scientific study of criminal psychology and behavior -- but then falls in with a rather merry band of thieves, and unexpectedly finds himself quite enjoying his newfound lif... View more info

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Edward Hopper and the American Imagination [Neil Simon's copy]

By: Lyons, Deborah, and Adam D. Weinberg

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York/London, Whitney Museum of American Art, in association with W.W. Norton & Company: (c.1995)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24552

ISBN: 0-393-03814-9

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[spine slightly turned, a touch of shelfwear to bottom edges; jacket shows only light surface wear]. (color art reproductions, B&W photographs) "This volume includes fifty-nine of Hopper's most important works in full color as well as original works by fiction writers and poets that pay homage to, or make reference to, the ways in which Hopper pictured our world." Published in conjunction with the Whitney Museum's exhibition of the same name. Contributors: Paul Auster, Ann Beattie, Tess Gallagher, Thom Gunn, John Hollanders, William Kennedy, Galway Kinnell, Ann Lauterbach, Gail Levin,... View more info

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Six Thousand Years of Hair Styling

By: M. Louis

Price: $100.00

Publisher: (n.p.), The Polygraphic Company of America (printer): (c.1939)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23735

Condition: Good+


[somewhat worn copy, clear front-cover overlay cracked near bottom left corner, plastic-comb binding also cracked in middle but still fully holding, rubbing/scuffing to front cover overlay]. (B&W photographs, pen and ink drawings) "A history of hairstyles, containing descriptions of coiffures throughout the centures, and an account of the romantic historic events that led to their creation." M. Louis, per his title-page credit, was Director of the American Hair Design Institute. Born Louis Napalitan in Sorrento, Italy, he came to New York in 1921 and eventually turned himself into a... View more info

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They Never Get Tired

By: Macadam, Catharine

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22704

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dj


[spine a bit turned, moderate discoloration to cloth along front joint, one-time owner's signature on ffep, vintage bookseller's label (The Personal Book Shop, Boston) on ffep; jacket shows wear at all corners, tiny chip at top edge of front panel, short closed tear and associated creasing at bottom front hinge, a few small edge-tears]. "They" might never get tired, but I wonder if the same can be said of a reader who slogs his or her way through this purportedly comic novel about "the haphazard and somehow enticing life of the Rivett family who think they're artists and count the... View more info

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After the Afternoon

By: MacArthur, Arthur

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York/London, D. Appleton-Century Company: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23669

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[no significant wear to book, just a couple of tiny spots on fore-edge; jacket is flawless except for a touch of wear at top of spine]. Fantasy novel, a "fast-moving story of a Grecian faun who, after becoming the lover of Aphrodite, is endowed with immortality and the power to enter the human body, male or female, of his choice. From an idyllic marriage to a Cretan maid, the faun moves to Egypt, where he takes part in the cruel intrigues and orgiastic splendors of that magnificent court." According to his jacket bio, the author (no relation to Douglas MacArthur, in case you're wond... View more info

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Womanhood and Marriage [dust jacket title: The Soul of a Woman]

By: Macfadden, Bernarr

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Macfadden Publications, Inc.: 1928 (c.1918)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 23662

Condition: Very Good in Fair dj


[moderately shelfworn, bumping to bottom corners, rubbing to gilt lettering on front cover; jacket a bit tattered, with a number of small chips and other bits of paper loss at edges and corners]. (B&W photographs) A manual covering literally every aspect of marriage, from an author often cited as a forerunner of the mid-20th century exercise gurus Charles Atlas and Jack LaLanne. If ever there was a self-made man, it was Bernarr Macfadden, an avid proponent of good health through exercise and diet (specifically vegetarianism), and above all avoidance of the medical establishment. His magazine... View more info

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Night Boat from Puerto Vedra

By: MacKenzie, Donald

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1970 (c.1969)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24080

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, tiny bump to top rear corner, no other discernible wear; jacket a teensy bit worn along bottom edge at lower extremities]. Suspense novel about an American journalist, in the fictional Central American country of "Montoro," who accidently photographs the arrival in that country of a Nazi war criminal "whose name is high on Israel's list of most wanted persons and who had thought to find refuge." Aiding and abetting the Nazi is the head of Montoro's police force, who (oops) also happens to be a Nazi, and a battle of wits (and more) develops between him and the... View more info

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The Bullfight; a photograph narrative with text by Norman Mailer [*SIGNED*]

By: Mailer, Norman

Price: $200.00

Publisher: [New York], CBS Records: (c.1967)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23488

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice tight clean copy, just a touch of wear at top of spine; jacket lightly soiled on rear panel, top and bottom edges of both flaps look to have been slightly insect-nibbled, but no visible external evidence of this]. (The CBS Legacy Collection) Series (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the second front endpaper: "To Nick / Cordially / Norman Mailer / Jan. '88." Per the jacket blurb, this was "the most unusual book to be published about the bullfight. It is, through the use of a single photograph on each page, arranged in the natural order of one complete ... View more info

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Of Women and Their Elegance [*SIGNED* by Greene]

By: Mailer, Norman; photographs by Milton H. Greene

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: (c.1980)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24583

ISBN: 0-671-24020-X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[slight wear to bottom front corner of book, small black mark on bottom edge of text block that could be a remainder mark (but I don't think it is); jacket lightly surface-worn, faint crease in top left area of front panel]. (B&W and color photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the photographer on the second front endpape (on the white area of a full-page photograph): "To Burt [Lancaster] - Wishing you / the best - Enjoy Love and / Happiness. Milton." One might have thought that Mailer was done having his literary way with Marilyn Monroe after his factoid-infused 1973 book "Marilyn... View more info

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Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror

By: Mallory, Michael

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Universe Publishing: (c.2009)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24628

ISBN: 0789318962

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[slightly bumped at spine ends, otherwise as new; jacket has the teensiest bits of wear at a couple of extremities, but still presents "as new" in protective mylar cover]. (B&W/color photos, color poster reproductions) "With chapters covering each of the major and minor film series, the pages of this deluxe edition are punctuated with spotlight biographies of the major personalities who were responsible for the most notable monster melodramas in film history. The stories of these films and their creators are told through interviews with surviving actors and studio employees. A d... View more info

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The Blue Angel: The Novel by Heinrich Mann; The Film by Josef von Sternberg

By: Mann, Heinrich / von Sternberg, Josef

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick Ungar Publishing Co.: (c.1979)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 23869

ISBN: 0-8044-2591-4

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [cloth slightly faded along top edges of both covers, extremely faint soiling on fore-edge, no other significant wear; jacket shows a bit of wear at bottom of front panel, downgraded from Near Fine only because of the price-clipping]. (Ungar Film Library) Series (B&W photographs) Combined edition of the English translation (from 1932) of the original 1905 novel "Professor Unrat" by Mann, along with a translation of the continuity script for the 1930 German film adapted from it, DER BLAUE ENGEL (THE BLUE ANGEL), which put Marlene Dietrich on the cinematic map. The intr... View more info

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Tendencies of the Italian Cinema

By: Marinucci, Vinicio

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Roma, UNITALIA film: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23863

Condition: Very Good


(laminated pictorial covers; no dust jacket) [solid copy, minor bump/cracking to corners of rear cover, some splitting at spine ends and wear along spine, but binding still fully intact]. (B&W photographs) English-language historical survey of Italian films, profusely photo-illustrated. Includes an alphabetical title list of Italian films produced from 1930 to 1958, a chronological listing of films (with basic credits) during the same period, and a final list of films "begun in 1958 and not yet submitted to the censor by December 31." Uncommon. View more info

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Run Away Home

By: Mark, Charles Christopher

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce: (c.1960)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24716

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[minimal wear to book, a nice clean copy; jacket is sunned a bit along the spine, with a few tiny edge-tears and nicks, a small sticker scar/remnant on rear panel (affecting just a few words of the rear-cover blurb)]. The author's first (and apparently only) novel, about a young man "crossing the line from adolescence to manhood" in a single 24-hour period: "In rapid sequence he experiences his first love affair, an all-night drinking and soul-searching session with his anxious but wonderfully funny and human pals, and a man-sized, terrible row with his mother." The author's ... View more info

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The Battle of Brazil [*SIGNED* by Terry Gilliam]

By: Mathews, Jack

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers, Inc.: (c.1987)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24510

ISBN: 0-517-56538-2

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[the slightest bit of handling wear to book; jacket a teensy bit rubbed but with no tears or other blemishes]. (B&W photographs, line drawings) INSCRIBED ("For ___ / Best Wishes") and SIGNED by Terry Gilliam, with a small connected cartoon drawing, on the half-title page. "The real story of Terry Gilliam's victory over Hollywood to release his landmark film," including his annotated screenplay. Signed by Notable Personage, Related View more info