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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

By: McCullers, Carson

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: (c.1940)

Edition: 2nd printing? (see notes)

Seller ID: 24370

Condition: Very Good+ in Poor dj


[modest shelfwear, some staining at top of rear cover, one-time owner's signature and date of purchase on ffep, vintage bookseller's label on rear pastedown (see notes for information on the book's interesting Hollywood provenance); the jacket is kind of a mess -- heavily worn, split at both hinges (held together with amateur tape repair and a new mylar jacket protector), old internal tape staining, spine faded and about one-third missing, etc.]. McCullers's first novel, about "four people in a small Southern mill town [who] find in a mute an answer to the riddles of their lives." Pu... View more info

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The Whistling Legs

By: McDougald, Roman

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23699

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[minimal shelfwear, light age-tonin to edges of text block; jacket has some shallow chipping along top edge, minor edgewear along bottom of front panel]. (An Inner Sanctum Mystery) Series Murder mystery (the author's second) with a clever, albeit contrived, set-up: a guy calls a private detective and warns him of an impending murder that will take place that night at the caller's house, which will then be staged to appear as though it was committed by the caller, and confirmed by the subsequent discovery of the caller's corpse accompanied by an incriminating "suicide" note. [NOTE, for... View more info

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On Santa Cruz Island: The Ranching Recollections of Clifford McElrath [double-*SIGNED*]

By: McElrath, Clifford

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Dawson's Book Shop, for the Santa Barbara Historical Society: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24694

Condition: Very Good-


(no dust jacket) [some darkening to spine and around the edges of the rear cover, a few smudge marks near top of front cover, small array of black scuff marks on rear cover; overall a bit grubby in external appearance, although internally clean]. (pen and ink drawings, endpaper maps) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, additionally SIGNED by the author of the Introduction, Carey Stanton, at the end of his contribution, with the additional inked note: "Thirtieth anniversary of the Stanton family on Santa Cruz Island." On the last page: "1000 copies printed by Grant Dah... View more info

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Doing Rude Things: The History of the British Sex Film, 1957-1981

By: McGillivray, David

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, sun tavern fields: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23970

ISBN: 0-9517012-2-3

Condition: Near Fine


[a nice clean copy, with just a teensy bit of surface wear to covers]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "In darkest Britain, the only form of sexual entertainment generally available has been of the soft core variety, but for nearly 25 years it just about drove the populace to distraction. While a minority of moralists cursed the sex film as the harbinger of a tidal wave of filth, the majority of the male population and a good percentage of curious females turned it into the most lucrative speculation the British film industry has ever enjoyed." The author confesses: "If it seems extrao... View more info

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Chemistry at Work

By: McPherson, William, William Edwards Henderson, and George Winegar Fowler

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston/New York/etc., Ginn and Company: (c.1938)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23904

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket, probably as issued) [sound, clean book, very slight bumping to bottom corners, slight fading to spine cloth; no internal markings whatsoever]. (B&W illustrations, color plates) The very model of a modern high school chemistry textbook, and quite likely one of the few surviving copies of this particular work that doesn't appear to have ever been used by a student. From the Preface: "To [the authors'] mind the requirements of a good text in any science are these: The text should leave a lasting impression that a science is the outgrowth of observation, experiment, formulat... View more info

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Steve McQueen: The Last Mile [*SIGNED*/limited edition]

By: McQueen, Barbara, with Marshall Terrill

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Deerfield IL, Dalton Watson Fine Books: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition (limited/signed)

Seller ID: 24389

ISBN: 1-85443-226-5

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[book is in perfect condition, jacket likewise but for one tiny closed tear at the top front hinge; slipcase is also Fine, still encased in publisher's shrinkwrap except for where it was opened to permit extraction of the book]. (B&W and color photographs) Lavishly-produced and heavily-illustrated chronicle of the last three years of the iconic actor's life (1977-1980), as recounted by his third and last wife, who also took the vast majority of the hundreds of photos in the book. There wasn't a lot of movie-making going on during that period -- only McQueen's last two films, TOM HORN and THE... View more info

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Who Could Ask for Anything More

By: Merman, Ethel, as told to Pete Martin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24649

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [nice-looking copy, with slight bumping to bottom corners and a tiny shallow dent in top edge of rear cover; jacket shows a bit of wear at the extremities, just a bit of paper loss at top of spine, itsy-bitsy tear at bottom front hinge]. (B&W photographic endpapers) Ethel Merman's "own story of extraordinary success in one hit show after another is rich in unbridled conversations with, and fresh anecdotes about, the larger-than-life characters who have surrounded her since the days when she was a stenographer for the B.K. Vacuum Booster Brake Company." View more info

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Mank: The Wit, World, and Life of Herman J. Mankiewicz

By: Meryman, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23914

ISBN: 0-688-03356-3

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [nice tight clean copy, just slight browning to top and bottom edges of covers; jacket shows very light surface wear, slightly color-shifted at spine as typical with this book (although less noticeable to the eye than it appears in the scanned image)]. (B&W photographs) Biography of the legendary wit, raconteur and screenwriter (most notably of CITIZEN KANE, among other great films); includes filmography and bibliography. View more info

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Kino-Eye: The Writings of Dziga Vertov

By: Michelson, Annette, ed. (translated by Kevin O'Brien)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London/Sydney, Pluto Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24038

ISBN: 0-86104-767-2

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[nice tight book with no significant wear, would rate "Fine" but for heavy foxing to the top edge of the text block; jacket shows only light handling wear]. (B&W photographs) "Vertov's writings, collected here, range from calculated manifestoes setting forth a new, heroic vision of film's potential to dark rumination on the inactivity forced upon him by the growing bureaucratization of the Soviet state and its film industry. His theory was at every point elaborated in direct, vigorous relation with practice; his doctrine of the kino-eye, breaking with film's subjection to traditi... View more info

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Underground News: The Complete Story of the Secret Newspaper that Made War History

By: Millard, Oscar E.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Robert M. McBride and Company: (c.1938)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24046

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[good sound copy, light shelfwear, very slight bumping to a couple of corners, generic vintage bookplate on front pastedown (with one-time owner's name blacked out); fold-out map in excellent condition; jacket is edgeworn, small tears at most corners, small puncture-wound in spine, shallow paper loss at top of spine]. (B&W photographs, fold-out map) The history of "La Libre Belgique," an underground journal operated by a group of Belgian patriots during the German occupation of their country during World War I. "Started soon after the Germans had closed down all the Belgian newsp... View more info

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Miller's High Life

By: Miller, Ann, with Norma Lee Browning

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24461

ISBN: 0-385-03440-7

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[just a touch of shelfwear, spine very slightly turned; jacket shows minor surface- and edge-wear, small chip at top of spine]. (B&W photographs) Autobiography of "the long-legged girl from Houston, Texas, who was born into a psychic family and came to Hollywood to make good." And make good she did, brightening up every movie she appeared in from the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, after which she stayed busy in TV and theatre. Then she kind of became famous all over again, starting in the late 1960s with a Broadway turn in "Mame," followed up by her famous soup commercial, ... View more info

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The Misfits

By: Miller, Arthur

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24679

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[no significant wear to book, but some foxing/spotting to cloth covers; jacket lightly soiled, a couple of small tears and associated creasing at top edge of rear panel, a bit of insect-nibbling to bottom edge of rear flap]. Novelization (kinda) by Miller of his own screenplay, which itself had "evolved" from his short story of the same name, first published in Esquire in 1957. The jacket copy dubs it a "cinema-novel," and in his "author's note," Miller describes it as being "in an unfamiliar form, neither novel, play or screenplay," and states that his goal h... View more info

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Here's to You, Miss Teen: A Guide to Good Grooming and Poise

By: Miller, Mary Sue

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/Toronto, The John C. Winston Company: (c.1960)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23538

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice clean book with faint shelfwear; jacket lightly soiled (mostly to rear panel), tiny chip at top of spine]. (cartoon line drawings) "Here's to you, the girl you know yourself to be and want to be!" The author, a former Powers model and a director of the Powers School, headlined a syndicated newspaper column called "A Lovelier You," and was also co-author (with John Robert Powers himself) of the classic "Secrets of Charm." Here she offers a guide to "how to make the most of yourself," a book that's "filled to the brim with helpful and thoroughly profe... View more info

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A Gay and Melancholy Sound

By: Miller, Merle

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, William Sloane Associates: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24709

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[solid copy, light shelfwear, a touch of fraying to cloth at top of spine, light bumping to bottom rear corner, minor soiling to bottom of text block; jacket heavily edgeworn, various tiny tears/nicks/creasing along top edge (especially to the rear panel)]. Novel about an "ex-prodigy, World War II veteran, and theatrical producer [who is] accustomed to triumphs practically everywhere," but is possessed with "a sardonic humor, an urgent question -- Is modern life worth the living? -- and the ability to see both himself and others in a pure, white light." The author, a then-clo... View more info

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The Judges and the Judged

By: Miller, Merle

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1952

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 24720

Condition: Good+ in Good dj


[minimal wear to book, bookplate on ffep, considerable discoloration to half-title and facing page from two laid-in contemporary newspaper reviews; jacket is edgeworn, small chip at bottom of front panel and another (smaller) at top edge of rear panel, various other tiny tears/creasing, spine a little sun-browned]. "The report on black-listing in radio and television, for the American Civil Liberties Union." Foreword by Robert E. Sherwood. Two unsourced clippings of contemporary reviews of the book laid in at the half-title page, one by Frances Biddle, the other by John B. Oakes (I b... View more info

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My Hollywood: When Both of Us Were Young: The Memories of Patsy Ruth Miller [includes "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (see notes)] [*SIGNED*]

By: Miller, Patsy Ruth

Price: $200.00

Publisher: [n.p.], O'Raghailligh Ltd.: (c.1988)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23775

ISBN: 0-929127-01-3

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean book with no discernible wear; jacket has some minor wrinkling/creasing along top edge of front panel and bottom edge of rear panel]. (Ackerman Archives Series, Vol. III) Series (B&W photos, other illustrations) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To ____ / With best wishes / from / Patsy Ruth Miller / Dec 3, 1988." Autobiography of the silent screen actress, best remembered for her role as "Esmeralda" in the 1923 version of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, opposite Lon Chaney. Introduction by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. This memoir was belatedly "discover... View more info

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The Cool World

By: Miller, Warren

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24373

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[slight fading to cloth along top and bottom edges of covers, minor bump to top front corner; jacket shows just a touch of wear at the extremities]. Novel about "a young Negro boy who lives in Harlem with his mother, her 'husbands' who come and go, and his grandmother, who has the Word. He is a War Lord in his gang, the Royal Crocodiles." Probably the best-known book of this writer, who died at 44 in 1966, it was adapted into a play which ran for exactly two, count 'em, two performances at New York's Eugene O'Neill Theatre in February 1960, and subsequently as a film, directed by Sh... View more info

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The Life of Jimmy Dolan

By: Millhauser, Bertram, and Beulah Marie Dix

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1933)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23681

Condition: Good in Good+ dj


[solid copy, but with some unsightly staining to edges of text block (including at lower right corner, extending into corners of pages throughout most of the book), fraying to cloth at top edge of rear cover (slight exposure of boards), one-time owner's name rubber-stamped on ffep; the jacket has some shallow paper loss along the top edge (possibly from insect-nibbling), various other chips/small tears/creasing, still reasonably attractive]. Novel about a boxer who's charged with murder at the climax of his career, and has to take it on the lam, "riding the brake beams as a fugitive."... View more info

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What Hath a Man?

By: Millin, Sarah Gertrude

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: 1938

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24494

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[a good solid copy, apparently an ex-lending library book although with no actual library markings; however, the jacket flaps are firmly affixed to the pastedowns and the jacket spine is covered with a wide piece of clear tape (which is somewhat age-yellowed); the jacket has also been trimmed just a little along the top and bottom edges such that it's about 1/4" shorter than the book; there are also strips of black cloth tape on both pastedowns and both endpapers (which probably at one time held some kind of clear jacket protector in place); all this sounds pretty bad, but actually the boo... View more info

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Dust of Mexico

By: Mitchell, Ruth Comfort

Price: $35.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24493

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [good sound copy, lightly shelfworn, spine slightly turned, spine cloth somewhat faded, small red stain on front cover]. Late novel (her next-to-last published work, I believe) by this California author, who I think of as the anti-John Steinbeck due to her previous book, "Of Human Hearts" (1939), which was written as a rebuttal to "The Grapes of Wrath" and presented a sympathetic view of California's ranchers and fruit growers. Married to a California State Senator, she herself was also active in Republican political circles. This book is a romantic/adventur... View more info