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A Fine Old Conflict

By: Mitford, Jessica

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23953

ISBN: 0-394-49995-6

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [spine slightly turned, no other discernible wear; jacket shows minor wear at extremities, slight wrinkling/creasing along top edge of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) The second memoir by the next-to-youngest Mitford sibling (and for my money the most interesting, and the best writer, of the lot) "takes us into her life as a happy warrior -- from her feisty girlhood as one of the famous/notorious daughters of an eccentric British peer, through her years as a Red Menace (member of the American Communist Party in its salad days) and then as an (unrepentant) ex-Menace, to her ... View more info

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The Hays Office [*SIGNED*]

By: Moley, Raymond

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Indianapolis/New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1945)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24705

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [clean and solid copy, lightly shelfworn; slight fading to spine cloth, gilt lettering somewhat dulled on both spine and front cover]. (B&W photo frontispiece) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. A thorough and detailed accounting of the operations of the Production Code Administration, locus of the movie industry's self-censorship mechanism from the 1930s through the 1960s. Generally known colloquially as "the Hays Office" (hence the title), on the front lines in Hollywood it was more often referred to as "the Breen Office," since the studios we... View more info

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The Play's the Thing

By: Molnar, Ferenc (adapted from the Hungarian by P.G. Wodehouse)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: (c.1927)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 24123

Condition: Very Good+


(decorated cloth; no dust jacket) [slight bumping to lower corners and spine ends, faint soiling and age-toning to edges of text block, no other significant blemishes]. Molnar's classic romantic comedy set on the Italian Riviera, first presented on Broadway during the 1926/1927 season. View more info

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Silent Star

By: Moore, Colleen

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23870

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear, top of spine pushed just a bit, light age-toning and one tiny spot on top edge of text block; jacket has a few tiny chips along top edge and one more at bottom of rear panel, on small closed tear at bottom of front panel, spine a bit faded]. (B&W photographs) Reminiscences by the actress who was the best-known on-screen flapper of her era. Moore "grew up with the movies, and in this wonderfully gossipy memoir she tells the story of Hollywood's silent era -- from oranges to cheesecake, from sunlight to klieg, and from the carefree days of youth and innocence to the scand... View more info

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Exits and Entrances

By: Moore, Eva (Mrs. H.V. Esmond)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company: [1923]

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23076

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[light shelfwear, foxing/spotting to edges of text block; jacket soiled, shallow chipping at spine extremities and along bottom of front panel]. (B&W photographic plates) Theatrical memoir by an English actress whose career stretched from the 1880s to the 1940s. She was married to the actor/playwright Henry V. Esmond from 1891 until his death in 1922; they appeared together in more than a dozen plays, and one of their children was Jill Esmond, actress and first wife of Laurence Olivier. In conjunction with her stage career, Eva Moore was also active in the women's suffrage movement (to which... View more info

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Paulette: The Adventurous Life of Paulette Goddard

By: Morella, Joe, and Edward Z. Epstein

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1985)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24724

ISBN: 0-312-59829-7

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean book with no discernible wear, just a touch of fading to edges of boards; jacket shows only minor wear at spine ends]. (B&W photographs) Biography of the actress who, despite being perhaps best remembered for her marriages (to Charlie Chaplin, Burgess Meredith, and Erich Maria Remarque), led quite the fascinating life, "more captivating and provocative than fiction." As far as I know this is the only full-length biography of Goddard -- who was still alive when it was published, for whatever that's worth. View more info

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Who Ben Kaputen Der Robin?: Mein Grossfader's Rhymers und Fable Tellen

By: Morrah, Dave

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: (c.1960)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 24051

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[light wear to book at spine extremities; jacket has a couple of tiny closed tears at edges]. (cartoon drawings) The author turns his trademark mock-German double-talk style loose on various familiar fables and verses, with hilariously tongue-twisting results -- must be read aloud for maximum effect! The author, you might be interested to know, was born in Atlanta but lived most of his life in North Carolina; the jacket blurb describes his language as "a combination of Bavarian-Carolinian." (And the best thing about reading these aloud, as I can testify from personal experience, is ... View more info

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Stenberg Brothers: Constructing a Revolution in Soviet Design

By: Mount, Christopher, with an essay by Peter Kenez

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Museum of Modern Art: 1999 (c.1997)

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 24560

ISBN: 0-87070-051-0

Condition: Near Fine


[just a tiny bit of dog-earing to corners of front cover]. Trade PB (B&W photos, color poster reproductions) Survey of the work of Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg, issued in conjunction with the 1997 MoMA exhibition of the same title. The brothers, were "seminal figures in the history of twentieth-century graphic design [whose] achievements include designs for theatrical sets and costumes, books, interiors, and buildings, [although] it is their film posters that comprise their greatest contribution to the arts of [the 20th] century." This oversize softcover book is devoted primarily t... View more info

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Scripts 9 (September 1972): The Irish Troubles

By: Munk, Erica, ed.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater: 1972

Edition: (Vol. 1, No. 9)

Seller ID: 23954

Condition: Very Good


[moderate external wear, miscellaneous creasing to covers]. Contains the full scripts for two plays: "The Ballygombeen Bequest," by John Arden and Margaretta D'Arcy, "an Anglo-Irish melodrama"; and "Within Two Shadows," by Wilson John Haire. View more info

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The Lost Legion

By: Munn, H. Warner

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23935

ISBN: 0-385-14828-3

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[light remainder spray and one small light stain on bottom edge of text block, otherwise a solid clean book with minimal shelfwear; jacket is quite nice, with some very minor surface-scuffing to the front panel, almost-invisible half-inch closed tear at bottom rear flap-foldover]. (endpaper maps) "A novel of the Roman Empire," a "stirring tale of adventure and romance, whose setting reaches from the hills of Rome to the limits of the known world in the age of the Emperor Caligula. A crack Roman legion, fallen into disfavor with the mad Emperor, has been sent on a seemingly impossi... View more info

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When Men Must Live [*SIGNED*]

By: Murphy, Kenneth B., and James T. Murphy

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Livermore CA, 1West Publications in association with Camino Press: (c.2009)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24571

ISBN: 0982325800

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[minor shelfwear to book, one-time owner's address label on ffep; jacket is lightly soiled, with small tears at spine extremities and a couple more small closed tears at top of front panel (all somewhat amateurishly tape-repaired), and a long vertical crease in the lower left section of the front panel]. (B&W photos, facsimile documents, maps) SIGNED by both authors on the title page. World War II memoir by a survivor of the Bataan Death March. Signed by All Authors View more info

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The Lone Dinner Plate

By: Myers, Albert P.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press, Inc.: (c.1952)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24718

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [moderately heavy shelfwear to bottom edges of covers, bumping to top of spine; jacket shows general handling wear, slight paper loss at several corners, a couple of what look like tape-shadows on the front panel, a few tiny edge-tears]. (B&W photographs) Memoir by an Indiana native who joined the U.S. Army at the age of nineteen (in 1898) "to avenge the sinking of the Maine," and was shipped off to fight in the Philippines, an experience to which he devotes several chapters of his book. He eventually settled in Los Angeles post-WWI, where his various careers included ... View more info

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Things I Did...and Things I Think I Did

By: Negulesco, Jean

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Linden Press / Simon & Schuster: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24453

ISBN: 0-671-50734-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[a few tiny white stains to bottom of front cover (no doubt from a painted-but-insufficiently-dry shelf), faint foxing to top of text block; jacket is very nice, clean and bright with just a trace of wear at a couple of corners]. (drawings, photographs) A very entertaining memoir by one of Hollywood's best raconteurs, who also directed some pretty good movies (THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS, DEEP VALLEY, JOHNNY BELINDA, ROAD HOUSE, PHONE CALL FROM A STRANGER, HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE, and more). His tales may not all be strictly, you know, true -- but as the book's disarming title implies: so what,... View more info

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The House of Arden

By: Nesbit, E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London/New York, Ernest Benn Limited / Coward-McCann Inc.: 1958

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 24087

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dj


[minor shelfwear, light dust-soiling to top of text block; jacket slightly torn with a bit of paper loss at top of spine, tiny tears and minor paper loss at a couple of other corners, edgeworn along front hinge (and somewhat less elsewhere), moderately rubbed, printed price label affixed to front flap on top of original printed price]. (pen and ink drawings) The first of the two "House of Arden" books, about an adventurous brother and sister. Originally published in 1908 and followed the next year by the sequel, "Harding's Luck." "First re-issued in this edition 1958,... View more info

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Harding's Luck

By: Nesbit, E.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London/New York, Ernest Benn Limited / Coward-McCann Inc.: 1961

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 24088

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear, minor bump to bottom rear corner, faint dust-soiling to top of text block; jacket a little edgeworn (most noticeably along front hinge) and lightly rubbed]. (pen and ink drawings) The second (and last) "House of Arden" book, about an adventurous brother and sister. Originally published in 1909, the year after the first book, "The House of Arden." "First reissued in this edition 1961," per the copyright page. View more info

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The Wonderful Garden

By: Nesbit, E.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London/New York, Ernest Benn Limited / Coward-McCann Inc.: 1958

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 24508

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[slight bumping to bottom rear corner, no other significant wear or blemishes; jacket moderately edgeworn, a couple of short closed tears, light soiling, old price sticker on lower front flap]. (pen and ink drawings) Children's classic about two children who discover a magical garden at their Uncle's country estate; with the original illustrations by H.R. Millar. Originally published in 1911; "First re-issued in this edition 1959," per the copyright page. View more info

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Richard Neutra: Promise and Fulfillment, 1919-1932: Selections from the Letters and Diaries of Richard and Dione Neutra [*SIGNED* by Dione Neutra]

By: Neutra, Dione (compiled and translated by)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Carbondale/Edwardsville, Southern Illinois University Press: (c.1986)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24435

ISBN: 0-8093-1228-X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[minimal shelfwear to book, spine very slightly turned, miniscule bumping to bottom corners; jacket a bit rubbed, slightly torn and wrinkled at top of spine]. (B&W photographs, facsimiles) INSCRIBED "To _____ _______ / cordially") and SIGNED by Dione Neutra on the ffep, also dated 1986 in her hand. "The correspondence between Richard Neutra and Dione Neutra recounts the difficult early years and the developing philosophy of a man who would change the look of architecture. The letters and diary entries describe the period that followed World War I, with the unbelievable inflatio... View more info

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Joseph H. Lewis: Overview, Interview, and Filmography [possibly *SIGNED* by Lewis]

By: Nevins, Francis M.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Lanham MD/London, The Scarecrow Press, Inc.: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24005

ISBN: 0-8108-3407-3

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[no discernible wear to book, a nice tight clean copy; jacket shows just a trace of surface rubbing, which essentially disappears inside a new jacket protector (supplied)]. (Filmmakers, No. 59) Series (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the ffep: "To Corky / Love / Uncle Joe." (I cannot confirm whether "Uncle Joe" might be Joseph H. Lewis himself, but he was still living when this book was published, so it's certainly a possibility.) A survey of the life and career of the noted B-movie and TV director -- basically an edited version of a long interview, interspersed with... View more info

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The Barker [Photoplay Edition]

By: Nicholson, Kenyon

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: [1928] (c.1927/1926)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 23606

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[small bump/nick in top edge of front cover, minor derioration of cloth at spine end, tiny bookseller's label (The Dayton Company) at top of ffep; jacket moderately edgeworn, with a handful of tiny nicks and closed edge-tears]. (8 B&W film stills) Novelization/tie-in with the 1928 First National film, a silent film with talking sequences. Directed by George Fitzmaurice, it was about a carnival barker (Milton Sills) who sends his son (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) to law school in hopes of providing him with a better life; the son, however, gets a summer job with the carnival and falls in love with a... View more info

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The Cinema as a Graphic Art (On a Theory of Representation in the Cinema)

By: Nilsen, Vladimir (translated by Stephen Garry)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Hill and Wang: [1959]

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24060

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[modest wear to book's extremities, generally a solid clean copy; jacket edgeworn, soiling to rear panel, ragged 2-inch tear along front hinge]. (B&W photos, drawings, etc.) A dense and heavily-illustrated work of film theory and practice by Sergei Eisenstein's cameraman (incorporating "more than two hundred illustrations," per the title page). Eisenstein himself contributed "an Appreciation" to the volume, with Ivor Montagu credited for "editorial advice." View more info