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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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The Colin MacInnes Omnibus: His Three London Novels: City of Spades; Absolute Beginners; Mr Love and Justice

By: MacInnes, Colin

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Alison & Busby: 1985

Edition: 1st printing thus

Seller ID: 24776

ISBN: 0-85031-650-2

Condition: Near Fine


[nice tight copy, minimal shelfwear, light crease down middle of spine (although the book does not appear to have been read), previous owner's signature and date purchased on ffep, moderate browning to top edge of text block] Trade PB Collected edition of MacInnes's three novels of life in London: "City of Spades" (first published in 1957), in which "a recently appointed Welfare officer finds himself irresistibly drawn to the new and exuberant emergent Black sub-culture"; "Absolute Beginners" (1959), set amidst the British teen culture of the late 1950s; and "Mr Lo... 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

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Sister Aimee

By: Mavity, Nancy Barr

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23513

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [solid copy, light water-spotting to front cover, very light dampstaining to bottom edge and fore-edge (but no discernible effect on the interior except for a visible stain at the bottom corner of the photo frontispiece), a touch of fraying to cloth at top of spine]. (B&W photographs, endpaper maps) The first book-length, comprehensive biography of famed evangelist and media celebrity Aimee Semple McPherson, including a detailed account of her famous "kidnapping" in 1926 and all the hoopla that followed in its wake, including a grand jury inquiry into whether the whol... View more info

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Pictures Past: Recollections of Scottish cinemas and cinema-going

By: McBain, Janet

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Moorfoot Publishing: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23929

ISBN: 0-906606-12-8

Condition: Near Fine


[tiny dog-earing to bottom right corner of front cover, no other significant wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "The first-ever account of what it was like to own, work in, or simply patronise, Scotland's cinemas in days gone by. From the owners of whole chains of picture houses, to the lowly-paid lads and lasses who helped work the projectors or sold confectionery, the author has recorded oral evidence of the bygone cinema industry and its public." View more info

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Lucky Bastard

By: McCarry, Charles

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1998)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24795

ISBN: 0-679-44761-X

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, virtually as-new with no discernibile wear to book; jacket shows just a touch of surface rubbing on the rear panel (NOTE that the jacket, by design, is about 1-1/2" shorter than the book itself)]. "The suspenseful and hilarious story of a gifted politician with dangerous friends and a zipper problem," who also "has good reason to believe he is the illegitimate son of JFK. His goal is the same as that of any Kennedy: to reclaim the presidency....and enjoy as many women as possible along the way." This highly-regarded author is an ex-CIA agent who has achi... View more info

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No Country for Old Men

By: McCarthy, Cormac

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16659

ISBN: 0-375-40677-8

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[bumped at base of spine, otherwise nice and clean with no significant wear; jacket shows light wear to surface and a bit along top and bottom edges, tiny scrape at bottom right-hand corner of front panel]. Basis for the 2007 Academy Award-winning "Best Picture," about some pretty nasty characters on both sides of the Tex-Mex border. View more info

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Kings of the Bs: Working Within the Hollywood System: An Anthology of Film History and Criticism [*SIGNED*]

By: McCarthy, Todd, and Charles Flynn, eds.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition (softcover issue)

Seller ID: 24392

ISBN: 0-525-47378-5

Condition: Very Good+


[nice solid copy, light surface wear to covers, very slight dog-earing to upper right corner of front cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED generically and SIGNED by co-author McCarthy on the half-title page. Wide-ranging anthology of interviews, essays, and articles about the great B-picture directors and producers, among them Edgar G. Ulmer, Joseph H. Lewis, Roger Corman, Sam Katzman, Val Lewton, Russ Meyer, Joe Solomon, Samuel Z. Arkoff, Nicholas Ray, Steve Broidy, William Castle, Joseph Kane, Phil Karlson, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Arthur Lubin and Albert Zugsmith. Includes filmograp... View more info

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Diary 1977: recent black and white photographs by Linda McCartney, together with a desk diary

By: McCartney, Linda

Price: $150.00

Publisher: (n.p.), MPL Communications Limited: (c.1976)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24542

Condition: Very Good


(card covers, spiral-bound) [some edgewear to covers, bumping/softening to corners of front cover]. (B&W photographs) Desk diary (with calendar weeks on left-hand pages, photographs on facing pages) showcasing the photography of Paul McCartney's first wife, Linda (née Eastman), who was already an accomplished photographer before she hooked up with Paul. Although no introduction or other explanatory text is provided here, many of the photos appear to have been taken while she was on tour with Wings, the band that Paul formed after splitting from The Beatles. The subject matter ranges from an... View more info

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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