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Don't Drink the Water

By: Allen, Woody

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1967)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23890

Condition: Fine in Very Good dj


[nice clean tight copy with no discernible wear (a review copy, with publisher's slip laid in); the jacket has been slightly insect-nibbled at various points along the top and bottom edges]. (B&W photographs) The Woodman's early theatrical success (and technically his first published book), filmed in 1969 with Jackie Gleason taking over the role played by Lou Jacobi on the stage, as head of an American family trapped behind the Iron Curtain, in an unnamed "Middle-Eur... View more info

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A Man with a Camera

By: Almendros, Nestor (translated from the Spanish by Rachel Phillips Belash)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux: 6 (c.1984)

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 24449

ISBN: 0-374-20172-2

Condition: Very Good


[lightly worn copy, slight curling of front cover along right edge, bumped at top rear hinge, short diagonal crease at bottom corner of rear cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) Combination memoir and "how-I-did-it" by one of the greatest of all cinematographers, basically a film-by-film account of his career, with brief chapters (mostly under ten pages) devoted to each film -- with the notable exception of DAYS OF HEAVEN, to which he fittingly devotes a full twent... View more info

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We Accuse! The Story of the Miscarriage of American Justice in the Case of J. Robert Oppenheimer

By: Alsop, Joseph and Stewart

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24472

Condition: Very Good+


[nice clean copy, short closed tear in bottom edge of front cover, slight bumping/bending to lower fore-edge, some discoloration to a couple of pages from a laid-in magazine clipping about an Oppenheimer-related play by Heinar Kipphardt]. Trade PB A passionate defense of Oppenheimer in the wake of the politically-motivated revocation of his security clearance following hearings by the Atomic Energy Commission in April-May 1954, the book also presents "an indictment ... View more info

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Sexual Blood [*SIGNED*]

By: Amerika, Mark

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boulder CO/Normal IL, Fiction Collective Two / Black Ice Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23967

ISBN: 1-57366-000-0

Condition: Near Fine


[nice tight copy, just a touch of soiling to the page edges]. Trade PB SIGNED by the author on the title page, with "Santa Monica" written in his hand at the bottom of the same page. "A wild, cybersexual trip through the dark side of America's media-manipulated consciousness. [The author] tracks the bohemian life of his main character, Mal, an alternative rock musician whose strange encounter with the Medicine Woman causes him to hallucinate a fantasy land ... View more info

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Jenny Heysten's Career

By: Ammers-Küller, Jo van (translated from the Dutch by H. van Wyhe)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co.: (c.1930)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23694

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[minor shelfwear, short tape stain at bottom of front pastedown; jacket edgeworn, with some shallow chipping along top and bottom edges, small surface-peel scar on front panel (probably from old price-sticker removal), a somewhat larger surface-peel scar on rear panel, general soiling and scuffing, old tape reinforcement across base of spine "One of the dangers of a stage career -- of how an actress confused her 'role life' with her real life and imperilled both, is... View more info

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I Never Sang for My Father

By: Anderson, Robert

Price: $35.00

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24441

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[a nice tight copy with no significant wear, downgraded a bit due only to some ink notes on the rear endpaper (a review copy, with original publisher's slip laid in); jacket has a few small closed edge-tears]. (B&W photographs) Drama about a widowed college professor and his troubled relationship with his aging father. The 1970 movie version, directed by Gilbert Cates, starred Gene Hackman and Melvyn Douglas. [NOTE: Although the book doesn't bear the typical Random Hou... View more info

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Samson in Chains: Posthumous Tragedy

By: Andreyev, Leonid (translated by Herman Bernstein)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: (c.1923)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23853

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [nice-looking copy, light browning to edges of text block, very slight bump to bottom rear corner, pp. 92-93 irregularly opened (no loss of text)]. Drama about Samson and Delilah, an "authorized translation from the original manuscript." The translator has also provided a Preface, explaining his own relationship with Andreyev (who died in Finland in 1919, just at the time that Bernstein was making arrangements for him to visit America for the f... View more info

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Surrender!: The Romance of a Woman's Soul

By: Anonymous

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1924)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22076

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[moderate shelfwear, light age-toning/soiling to edges of text block; jacket edgeworn, tiny bits of paper loss at extremities, a couple of short closed tears]. "Can love be divorced from sex? Is motherhood a part of the marriage contract? The anonymous author of this startling novel asks a question that every woman must answer! -- Has a wife the right to refuse motherhood?" These burning questions are embedded in the story of a "childless by choice" w... View more info

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The Self-Enchanted -- Mae Murray: Image of an Era

By: Ardmore, Jane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23940

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[very little actual wear, but with a large light brown stain on the bottom edge of the text block; jacket shows light wear at extremities, spotting to bottom one-third of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) A biography of the silent-film actress Mae Murray, whose life and career are put forth as emblematic of the 1920s, the "era of fabulous nonsense." The author was a longtime Hollywood columnist/journalist who was a popular collaborator; she co-authored books with ... View more info

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Armour's Almanac; or, Around the Year in 365 Days [*SIGNED*]

By: Armour, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: (c.1962)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24407

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[light wear to book's lower extremities, otherwise clean and tight; jacket lightly insect-nibbled along bottom edges of both flaps, a few tiny nicks at top and bottom edges of front panel, modest chipping at top of rear panel (no loss of text)]. (cartoon drawings) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "For ____ ___ / with best wishes / Richard Armour." "Emulating Phileas Fogg, who went around the world in 80 days, [the author] has gone around the y... View more info

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Collected Works, Volume Four [includes "The Theatre and Its Double"]

By: Artaud, Antonin (translated by Victor Corti)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Calder & Boyars: 1974

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 23941

ISBN: 0-7145-0623-0

Condition: Near Fine


[minor bumping to bottom right corner, light surface wear to covers]. (French Surrealism) Series Trade PB "This important volume includes one of Artaud's most seminal texts, 'The Theatre and Its Double,' and his play 'The Cenci.' Also included are appendices, copious notes and his essay, 'Seraphim's Theatre.' 'The Theatre and Its Double,' published here in its entirety, remains the most radical text on performance in print today." View more info

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A Life on Film

By: Astor, Mary

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, W.H. Allen: 1973

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 24059

ISBN: 0-491-00943-7

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[book is flawless, nice and clean, appears unread; jacket also very nice, with just a bit of visible wear to the lower spine extremities]. (B&W photographs) Memoirs of the actress/novelist, covering her film career from silent picture days through her final screen appearance in HUSH, HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE in 1964. Introduction by Sumner Locke Elliott, who met her when she appeared in a teleplay he wrote in 1954. View more info

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The New York Trilogy: City of Glass; Ghosts; The Locked Room [*SIGNED*]

By: Auster, Paul

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London/Boston, Faber and Faber: 1988

Edition: 3rd printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24056

ISBN: 0-571-15223-6

Condition: Near Fine


[short diagonal crease at bottom corner of rear cover, otherwise a nice tight clean copy with just a touch of wear at the lower spine extremities, a couple of faint shallow scrape marks on front cover (the sort of things you'll never notice unless you hold it up to the light at an angle)]. Trade PB SIGNED by the author (no inscription) on the title page. The U.K. paperback issue of Auster's most notable work(s). Signed by Author View more info

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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

By: Axelrod, George

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1956)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23883

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean book (review copy with publisher's slip laid in), minimal shelfwear, light age-toning to top of text block; jacket lightly spotted on spine, one short closed tear at bottom of front panel, very shallow insect-nibbling along bottom edges of both flaps and bottom of front panel, a bit of soiling to edges of rear flap]. (3 B&W photographs) The play that made Jayne Mansfield a star. It was also the basis, after a fashion, for the 1957 film of the same name, alth... View more info

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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

By: Axelrod, George

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books (A1653): 1957

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 23961

Condition: Very Good+


[nice-looking copy, tight binding, uncreased spine, light surface wear to covers, soft diagonal crease at top corner of rear cover]. Mass Market PB (B&W photographs) The play that made Jayne Mansfield a star, here issued in a movie tie-in edition keyed to the 1957 Twentieth Century-Fox film adaptation, and enhanced with a 14-page photo-illustrated interview with JM that appears at the end of the book. Writer-director Frank Tashlin didn't so much adapt the play for his ... View more info

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Goodbye Charlie; a comedy in two acts

By: Axelrod, George

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Samuel French, Inc.: (c.1959, 1987)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 24362

ISBN: 0-573-60949-7

Condition: Near Fine


[very light external soiling]. (stage diagram) Comedy about a deceased writer who is reincarnated as a woman. The original 1959/1960 Broadway production starred Lauren Bacall, and ran for a respectable 109 performances; it was filmed by director Vincente Minnelli in 1964, with Debbie Reynolds and Tony Curtis. View more info

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How to Speak Spanish with a Case of Beer in Mexico [*SIGNED*]

By: Barbolla, Andrew M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, CyntoMedia Corporation: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24425

ISBN: 1-58501-083-9

Condition: Near Fine


[very slight dog-earing to bottom corner of rear cover]. Trade PB (pen and ink drawings) Humorously INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. "If you're planning to travel to Mexico in the near future, this guide will become your best. Using the premise of a drinking game, [the book] provides a hilarious yet pragmatic set of exercises for learning to speak Spanish and having a good time south of the border. Lessons in pronunciation, verbs, prepositions... View more info

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The Protagonists

By: Barlow, James

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: [1958] (c.1956)

Edition: Later Printing?

Seller ID: 23987

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [minor shelfwear to bottom edge, tiny dent in top of rear cover; jacket moderately scuffed and edgeworn, light soiling to rear panel]. Sort of a Rashomon-style murder mystery, with the story told three times, each from the perspective of a different character: a woman who is seduced and then murdered; her killer (whose p.o.v. is descibed as that of "the self-centered, sex-ridden pride of the all-conquering male"); and finally as revealed to the p... View more info

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The Lowlife

By: Baron, Alexander

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Yoseloff: 1964 (c.1963)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23672

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[minimal shelfwear, slight fading to cloth near top of spine; jacket lightly edgeworn, spine slightly sun-browned, minor abrasions at top of spine]. Novel set in London's East End, centering around Harryboy Boas -- a quick-buck hustler in the mold of Pal Joey and Sammy Lee (it sez here) -- "combining the ear of a Damon Runyon, attuned to the sounds of Soho as Runyon was to Broadway, with the clear eye and warm heart of a compassionate observer." According to th... View more info

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Love in Atlantis

By: Barrett, B.L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24349

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[a touch of shelfwear to book; jacket has a teensy nick at top of front panel, minor paper loss at lower extremities]. Novel about a 14-year-old girl, specifically of "her sexual awakening and admission into the never-changing mysteries ('the lore girls need that mothers may not tell them') in a southern California seaside town in the golden, long-ago summers of the 1930's." View more info