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What the Butler Saw

By: Orton, Joe

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press, Inc.: [1971] (c.1969)

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 23978

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[a touch of wear at spine ends, otherwise clean and tight; jacket very lightly tanned at spine, no other significant wear]. Gender-bending farce (before gender-bending was a thing), set in a psychiatric clinic. Orton's final play, it was first performed in 1969, almost two years after his death at the age of 34. Laid in is the "Curtain Time" (book club) flyer, containing six photographs from the play (the book itself is not illustrated). NOTE that although the copyright page credits a 1970 essay by John Lahr entitled "Artist of the Outrageous," that essay is NOT included in... View more info

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The Star That Didn't Twinkle [*SIGNED*]

By: Ovington, Adelaide

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: (c.1961)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24622

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[moderate wear to book at extremities, light age-browning to pages; jacket has a few small edge-tears and a handful of chips, especially around the edges of the rear panel]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED to friends and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Uncommon vanity-press theatrical memoir, by a woman who trod the boards (under the name Adelaide Alexander) in the early 20th century. Her own career didn't amount to much -- in fact she readily admits (per the dust jacket copy) that "she remained in the wings, watching greater luminaries play their parts, [and] that her own role was unimpo... View more info

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Beyond the Breakers: A Story of the Present Day

By: Owen, R[obert]. Dale

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott & Co.: 1870

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24587

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [lightly shelfworn, slight fraying to cloth at top of spine; a good solid copy with firm binding and intact hinges; small bookseller's ticket at bottom of front pastedown (Robert S. Davis &Co., Booksellers & Stationers, 193 Liberty St., Pittsburgh, Pa.); one-time owner's rubber-stamp on ffep and title page; gilt lettering and trim on spine is just slightly rubbed, but still easily readable]. (engraved plates) A late novel by this Scottish-born politician and social reformer (1801-1877), a prolific author of pamphlets and books who was known as a proponent of the utopian socia... View more info

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Here and Hereafter

By: Pain, Barry (pseud. for Eric Odell)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24695

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [solid copy, moderately shelfworn, dust-darkening to top of text block, slight fading to spine cloth, a couple of small tears in cloth at top of spine]. One of the more uncommon short-story collections by this prolific author, containing twenty-one tales in all, including several of a semi-fantastical or macabre nature (such as "Post-Mortem," about a depressed poet who plots to fake his suicide and assume a new identity). Although he's occasionally cited as an influence on H.P. Lovecraft, he seems to have more often written in a lighter, somewhat de Maupassantian vei... View more info

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Sunset Gun: Poems

By: Parker, Dorothy

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, Boni & Liveright: 1928

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 23457

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [book in very nice condition, with faint shelfwear to bottom edge, some rubbing to gilt spine lettering; jacket somewhat faded (especially at spine), a little paper loss at top of spine, small triangular chip at top left corner of rear panel]. The second of Parker's three published collections of her sometimes perverse verse -- "more poems that will be heard round the world." This copy bears a well-preserved example of the fragile dust jacket, printed on thin uncoated paper, which is seldom seen at all, let alone in such decent condition. View more info

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Voices in the Mirror: An Autobiography

By: Parks, Gordon

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24486

ISBN: 0-385-26698-7

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[extremely light bumping to top corners, one-time owner's small ink signature at top of ffep; jacket shows just light traces of surface wear]. (B&W photographs) Memoir by the noted African-American photographer/writer/filmmaker. View more info

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Arias in Silence [*SIGNED*]

By: Parks, Gordon

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown and Company: (c.1994)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24638

ISBN: 0821221205

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[no singificant wear to either book or jacket, apart from some very slight scarring to the ffep from removal of some kind of label]. (color photographs) INSCRIBED to friends ("With all my love!") and SIGNED by the author/photographer on the half-title page. This book "encompasses the breadth of Gordon Parks's compelling new photographic work. Now eighty, he has developed a new vision -- fragmentary found objects appear against abstract watercolor backgrounds, evoking the buttes of the American Southwest the Great Prairies, the rolling surf of the Atlantic, or the landscapes of C... View more info

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Mario Avati: Altre lettere a un amico [Mario Avati: Other Letters to a Friend]

By: Parmiggiani, Sandro, ed.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Reggio Emilia [Italy], Tipolitografio Emiliana: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24563

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean book with minimal handling wear, essentially presents as-new]. (color reproductions) A second collection (six years after the publication of the first) of "letters" mailed by artist Mario Avati to his friend Anselmo Gualdi -- although "letters" is something of a misnomer, as what is actually reproduced in this volume are the envelopes in which the letters were mailed, each of which has been decorated by Avati with colorful, often whimsical drawings, many of which are themed to the locations from which they were mailed. The 322 envelopes reproduced here (two per pag... View more info

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Nine Pounds of Luggage

By: Parrish, Maud

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company: (c.1939)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23872

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [very nice solid copy with minimal shelfwear, slight fading to spine cloth and along left and top edges of front cover, a bit of scuffing to rear cover]. (line-drawing chapter-head decorations) Legendary travel narrative, by a legendary traveler. Already married as a teenager in turn-of-the-century San Francisco, Maud Parrish assessed the socially-acceptable options available to young women at the time – "You got married, were an old maid, or went to hell" – decided that none of the above suited her, and took a powder. She headed first to the Yukon, where she be... View more info

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Dream Without Ending

By: Parrott, Ursula

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York/Toronto, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1935

Edition: Later Printing? (see note)

Seller ID: 23998

Condition: Very Good-


(no dust jacket) [good sound copy with moderate shelfwear, minor bumping to a couple of corners, a touch of fraying to top right corner of front cover, spine cloth a bit faded, one-time owner's name and address scrawled across front pastedown; also NOTE that there is extensive pencil-underlining and some annotation throughout the first story]. Containing two novelettes and six stories, the book is divided into three sections. The first, "West Indian," presents the two novelettes ("Dream Without Ending" and "A King in Caribbea"), both set on the same Caribbean island. ... View more info

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Easy the Hard Way [*SIGNED*]

By: Pasternak, Joe, as told to David Chandler

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1956)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24603

Condition: Near Fine in Good dj


[faint shelfwear only to book, light age-toning to edges of text block; jacket is somewhat worn, with paper loss at top of spine and top right corner of front panel, plus short tears and associated creasing at top corners of front panel, old price-sticker residue on front panel, miscellaneous other edgewear and light soiling]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED (with just the name of the inscribee and "from:") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Memoir by a slight late-comer to the "Jewish-immigrant-from-Eastern-Europe-becomes-big-shot Hollywood-producer" sweepstakes. Pasternak w... View more info

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Untold Decades: Seven Comedies of Gay Romance

By: Patrick, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1988)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23979

ISBN: 0-312-02307-3

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj


[very nice clean tight copy, no discernible wear; jacket has a couple of tiny surface-scars on front panel, minor soiling along the front flap foldover]. "Seven one-act plays, each in a different setting with different characters, which together trace the romantic comedy of gay male love in America through the last seven different decades," from "the secret sophistication of the international gay scene in the '20s through such variations as the poverty-enforced prostitution of the '30s, wartime revelty in the '40s, Cold War paranoia in the '50s, ghetto ritualization in the '60s, c... View more info

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Long Wharf: A Story of Young San Francisco

By: Pease, Howard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1947 (c.1939)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 24347

Condition: Good+


(no dust jacket) [ex-library book, solid copy with moderate external wear, date due slip and card pocket on rear endpapers/pastedowns; slight fading of spine cloth, a couple of lightly bumped corners]. From the Author's Note: "This story of San Francisco in 1850 is founded upon the fantastic history of the barkentine Niantic, whose name is still proudly seen upon the Niantic Building at the corner of Clay and Sansome Streets. All the events concerning the fires, the lawless Sydney Ducks and the Regulators are authentic." View more info

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Out of the Volcano: Portraits of Contemporary Mexican Artists [*SIGNED* by the photographer]

By: Peden, Margaret Sayers; photographs by Carole Patterson

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Washington DC/London, Smithsonian Institution Press: (c.1991)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24764

ISBN: 1-56098-061-3

Condition: Near Fine


[minor handling wear only, very slight bend to bottom right corner of front cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) SIGNED by the photographer on the half-title page. "In interviews and photographic portraits, [the author] and [the photographer] bring together forty-nine of Mexico's most acclaimed artists in the performing, visual, and literary arts, displaying the creative energy of a nation. Invited into the artists' studios and work spaces, the author and photographer discuss with them individual conceptions of reality and their expression in media as diverse as paint, clay, stone, wood, ... View more info

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Architect: The Work of the Pritzker Prize Laureates in Their Own Words

By: Peltason, Ruth, and Grace Ong-Yan, eds.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers: (c.2010)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24339

ISBN: 1579128475

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[very nice copy, no discernible wear to book; jacket shows just a hint of scuffing, still presents "as new" in protective mylar jacket cover]. (color photographs, sketches, etc.) "Here it is the architects themselves -- 35 Pritzker Prize laureates to be specific, deemed the leading architects in the world -- who speak directly to us about what they do and why. [This is] the first book to document what the Pritzker Prize laureates have said and written about their field. Paired with their running commentary is a selection of their major built works, seen in more than 700 images.&#... View more info

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He Fell Down Dead

By: Perdue, Virginia

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co., for the Crime Club: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24357

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [faint spotting on front cover, age-toning to edges of text block, one-time owner's pencilled name on ffep]. Uncommon mystery novel by a largely unknown author. Per Hubin, this was the fourth of five mysteries Ms. Perdue turned out between 1941 and 1944, before falling down dead herself -- "found dead of natural causes in her bed yesterday by her mother in their home" in Los Angeles, per the L.A. Times of February 24, 1945, which also stated that she had moved to L.A. "for her health when she first became ill." (The same brief notice also reported, incorrectl... View more info

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Roundup Time: A Collection of Southwestern Writing [*SIGNED*]

By: Perry, George Sessions, ed.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York/London, Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill Book Company: (c.1943)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24360

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [light shelfwear, a couple of tiny dents in top and bottom edges of front cover]. SIGNED by the editor, an excerpt from whose novel "Hold Autumn in Your Hand" is included. This anthology is divided into four sections: Short Stories; Novels [excerpts only]; Biography; Criticism. The short stories are: "Early Marriage" (Conrad Richter); "Imogene Caraway" (George Milburn); "Maria Concepcion" (Katherine Anne Porter); "Ragged Individualist" (Don Brown); "So Little Freedom" (Paul W. Horgan); "A Pair of Red-topped Boots" (Jack... View more info

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The Beauty Queen

By: Pfeffer, Susan Beth

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: (c.1974)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24149

ISBN: 0-385-02256-5

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, no discernible wear to book at all; jacket shows only a bit of soiling]. An early work by this prolific young-adult fiction writer, probably best known for her science-fiction books. This one tells the story of a recent high-school graduate with ambitions to become a professional actress, but who is nagged by her mother to enter a local beauty contest -- which, "to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins," and then begins to become increasingly sucked into that world. This is a review copy, with the publisher's slip laid in (on which the author's middle name ... View more info

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Renzo Piano: Logbook

By: Piano, Renzo, with the assistance of Roberto Brignolo (translated from the Italian by Huw Evans)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Monacelli Press: 1997

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24551

ISBN: 1-885254-65-2

Condition: Very Good+


[a bit of edgewear to covers, no other significant wear]. Trade PB (color photographs, architectural drawings, etc.) A sort-of memoir by the famed architect, as he chronicles his projects from the mid-1960s through 1996: "I have tried to relate these adventures here, so that this book may introduce many young people to the extraordinary ritual that is the making of architecture." (He does manage to squeeze out a two-page biography of himself near the end of the book, though.) Includes a register of his works, a list of his collaborators, and an extensive bibliography. View more info

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The Human Face

By: Picard, Max (translated from the German by Guy Endore)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: (c.1930)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23885

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket) [minimal wear, light age-toning to edges of text block; small vintage bookseller's label (Dora Ingram Book Shop and Library, Culver City, California) on rear pastedown]. (B&W plates) A philosophical treatise on the human visage, with heavy religious overtones. View more info