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A Delicate Balance

By: Albee, Edward

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23882

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very light shelfwear, the faintest bit of spotting to bottom edge of text block, age-toning to fore-edge for about the first half of the book; jacket lightly rubbed, slightly pushed/scrunched at top of spine, minor soiling to rear panel]. Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama, filmed in 1973 with Katharine Hepburn and Paul Scofield filling the roles essayed by Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn in the original Broadway production. View more info

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The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes [*SIGNED*]

By: Aldridge, Alan

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22430

ISBN: 0500093423

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[lovely copy, no discernible wear to book, the jacket showing only tiny traces of edge- and surface-wear]. (color illustrations, photographs, etc.) INSCRIBED ("For ____") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, with an additional small drawing of a spider dangling from the last letter of his signature. "This illustrated autobiography charts Aldridge's life as a graphic entertainer, covering his whole exuberant career from 1963 up to the present." The boo... View more info

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The Funny Men [*SIGNED* twice]

By: Allen, Steve

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24409

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dj


[tiny bump/crack at bottom front corner, a few ink lines in margins (others have been neatly erased); the jacket is a bit of a mess, having been torn in several places and tape-repaired/reinforced both externally and internally, also well-worn at the flap-folds]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author, twice: "To Jack / Best wishes!" on the colophon page, and "To Francis -- / Best regards -- " on the ffep; both signatures are with the author's full name. &#... View more info

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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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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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Dinner Dance and An All Star Tribute to Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne on the occasion of their Golden Wedding Anniversary

By: American National Theatre and Academy and The Antans

Price: $35.00

Publisher: [North Hollywood CA], American National Theatre and Academy: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24553

Condition: Near Fine


(illustrated oversize wraps) [minor surface wear to covers, slight dog-earing to bottom right corner of front cover; spine is faded, and a previous owner has written "The Lunts" on it with a sharpie]. (B&W photographs) Souvenir program book from ANTA's tribute to Lunt and Fontanne, held on June 11, 1972, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Approximately 120 pages, illustrated with numerous photographs from their careers and including numerous congratulatory ads that suc... 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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The Beverly Hills Hotel -- The First 100 Years [*SIGNED*]

By: Anderson, Robert S., with Victoria Kastner

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Beverly Hills CA, The Beverly Hills Collection: (c.2012)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24581

ISBN: 0615605591

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[a lovely copy, the book itself flawless; the dust jacket showing just minor handling wear]. (B&W and color photos, maps, facsimiles) Briefly INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author (as "Robbie") on the half-title page. A lavishly-produced and beautifully-illustrated history of "one of the world's most glamorous hotels, a mecca for the beautiful and the powerful." The book "commemorates the Hotel's centennial by sharing its fascinating story for the firs... 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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He Who Gets Slapped; a play in four acts [*the screenwriter's copy*]

By: Andreyev, Leonid (translated from the Russian by Gregory Zilboorg

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: 1923

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 24499

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [spine cloth a little faded, spine very slightly turned; bookplate on front pastedown (see notes)]. (B&W photographic frontispiece) Translation of the original Russian play, about an abused and self-sacrificing circus clown, best remembered today as the basis for the 1924 MGM film starring John Gilbert, Norma Shearer and Lon Chaney, and notable as the first American effort of Swedish director Victor Seastrom (Sjostrom). What's notable about this particu... 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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Shooting Superstars [*SIGNED*]

By: Arthur, Zinn

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chicago [see note], Antique Press/Cloverline: (c.1990)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24582

ISBN: 0-9623788-0-1

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[bumping to top corners, otherwise just minimally shelfworn; jacket shows light surface wear, two diagonal creases in top corner of rear flap]. (B&W and color photographs) INSCRIBED to legendary actor Burt Lancaster and SIGNED by the author/photographer on the ffep. A photographic memoir, telling "the story of how Zinn Arthur became a legendary photographic chronicler of Broadway's and Hollywood's brightest stars," including Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Clark ... 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