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The Winters of That Country: Tales of the Man Made Seasons

By: Sanford, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara CA, Black Sparrow Press: 1984

Edition: 1st printing

Seller ID: 24375

ISBN: 0-87685-614-8

Condition: Near Fine


[a touch of soiling to bottom edge, spine lettering a little faded]. Trade PB Another in the author's series of "interpretations of American history," with literary meditations (in both prose and verse) on more than one hundred events, ranging from the pre-Columbian era (870-994 A.D.) through the Vietnam War. View more info

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Politics and Cinema

By: Sarris, Andrew

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: (c.1978)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 23670

ISBN: 0-231-04034-2

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [nice clean book, minor browning to cloth at top of spine, no other discernible wear; jacket has a couple of internal tape-repairs, minor wear to extremities]. This selection of Sarris's reviews and essays, mostly dealing with politically-themed films from 1971 through 1978, "explores the often adversary relationship between political reality and film illusion in the recent cinema [and] in the vital social issues surrounding Watergate, the Hollywood ... View more info

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The American Cinema: Directors and Directions, 1929-1968

By: Sarris, Andrew

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition (see notes)

Seller ID: 24460

Condition: Near Fine


[nice copy, with minor external handling wear, brief gift inscription (non-authorial) on title page, very light soiling to bottom edges, a bit of fading to the spine lettering]. Trade PB One of the most influential and frequently-referenced (by both devotees and detractors) of all critical/historical film texts -- nothing less, in fact, than the Bible of the American branch of the Church of the Auteur. No matter what direction the later critical assessment of any given ... View more info

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The Lion and the Sun [*SIGNED*]

By: Sassoon, Maurice D.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Manyland Books: (c.1978)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24103

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[small nick in cloth at top of front cover, light soiling to edges of text block, minor wear to extremities; jacket has some shallow chipping along right side of top edge of front panel, otherwise just minimally worn]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To / ___ _____ / Regards / Maurice / 6/9/82." A fictional treatment of "the struggle for freedom of Burma under the yoke of British colonialism" during World War II, more specifically focusi... View more info

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The American Dirt Track Racer

By: Scalzo, Joe

Price: $40.00

Publisher: St. Paul MN, MBI Publishing Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24023

ISBN: 0-7603-1017-3

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[a teeny bit of wear at spine ends, Christmas gift inscription (non-authorial) on second front endpaper; jacket shows just a trace of surface wear, minor wrinkling surrounding top of spine]. (B&W and color photographs) "For 20 glorious years, from 1951 to 1971, dirt track racing lured some of the best racers and biggest characters to unpaved tracks scattered across the country. Rodger Ward, A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Tony Bettenhausen, and Parnelli Jones are just s... View more info

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Taxi Driver

By: Schapiro, Steve (photographs); edited by Paul Duncan

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Cologne (Germany), Taschen: (c.2013)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 24433

ISBN: 383654198X

Condition: Near Fine


(pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued) [minor wear evident at a couple of corner-tips, otherwise an as-new book]. (B&W and color photographs) Lavish, oversize, HEAVY (as is the Taschen Way), extended photo-essay on the great 1976 Martin Scorsese film, centered around the on-location/on-set photographic work of Steve Schapiro. Approximately the last one-third of the book is devoted to a section of "Interviews," including a profile of Jodie Foster, an arti... View more info

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Matinee Idylls: Reflections on the Movies [*SIGNED*]

By: Schickel, Richard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, Ivan R. Dee: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24383

ISBN: 1-56663-260-9

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[a lovely, as-new copy, with no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. INSCRIBED generically ("Best Regards") and SIGNED by the author on the title page. A "masterful and richly rewarding collection of writings on the movies, [in which] one of our most influential critics reflects on some of the medium's greatest figures and most important issues. A wonderfully intelligent and entertaining collection, with subjects ranging from Garbo to Fellini, and s... View more info

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Kiss of the Spider Woman: The Screenplay

By: Schrader, Leonard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston/London, Faber and Faber: (c.1987)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24035

ISBN: 0-572-12993-5

Condition: Fine


[a lovely, as-new copy]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) The screenplay for the acclaimed 1985 film, based on the novel by Manuel Puig, about "two men -- one a political prisoner, the other a homosexual window dresser -- [who] share a Latin American jail cell" and despite seemingly having nothing in common, find a way "to help each other survive the abuse and terror of prison." The book also includes an essay on independent filmmaking by David Weisman, produc... View more info

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Golf with the Experts [*SIGNED* by "The Hogans" (see note)]

By: Scott, Tom, comp.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, A.S. Barnes and Company: 1963 (c.1959)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 24061

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [very light wear to the extremities, a nice solid copy; jacket has an itsy-bitsy chip at bottom of front panel, small tear at lower rear hinge, another small closed tear and associated creasing at bottom of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) "A complete course of instruction by the greatest names in golf," an anthology of previously-published pieces on all aspects of the game. The greatest of the great names, of course, was Ben Hogan, represented he... View more info

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Cross Section 1945: A Collection of New American Writing

By: Seaver, Edwin, ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, L.B. Fischer: (c.1945)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24368

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice clean book, just a touch of wear to the extremities; jacket shows age-toning (most noticeably along spine), some shallow chipping along top edge]. Stories, novelettes, and poems. Includes contributions by: Sanora Babb (story, "The Refugee"); Jane Bowles (story, "A Day in the Open"); Gwendolyn Brooks ("Three Poems"); Norman Rosten (excerpt from narrative poem, "The Big Road"); Jesse Stuart (story, "Seth Winters"); Richard Wr... View more info

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Stirling Silliphant: The Fingers of God [*SIGNED*]

By: Segaloff, Nat

Price: $35.00

Publisher: (n.p.), BearManor Media: (c.2014)

Edition: Unstated edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24490

ISBN: 159393758X

Condition: Fine


[nice as-new book, with no discernible wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. "The Story of Hollywood's Hottest Writer Who Rode Route 66, Mastered Disaster Films, and Lived His Life Like It Was a Movie." Signed by Author View more info

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Sawdust Caesar: The Untold Story of Mussolini and Fascism

By: Seldes, George

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: 1935

Edition: 1st Edition (K-K)

Seller ID: 23855

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [good sound copy, spine cloth faded, light soiling to covers, light age-toning to edges of text block, tiny rip in cloth at top of spine]. Political biography of Benito Mussolini's life and rise to power. Seldes, an investigative reporter in a day before that term existed, had some considerably history with Il Duce: in the early 1920s Seldes had been sent to Italy by the Chicago Tribune, and "first knew Mussolini as a fellow but rather violent jour... View more info

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Bloodline [*SIGNED*]

By: Sheldon, Sidney

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23826

ISBN: 0-688-03196-X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [good sound copy, minor wear to bottom edge, a couple of tiny faint stains on bottom of text block; jacket shows just a bit of wear along top and bottom edges, a tiny bit of what might be insect-nibbling at bottom right corner of front panel, light soiling; includes original wrap-around band from Brentano's, bearing the legend "autographed for you by the author"]. SIGNED by the author on the ffep (signature only, no inscription). A "stunning... View more info

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Buried Child

By: Shepard, Sam

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Urizen Books: (c.1979)

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 23977

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, no wear at all to book; jacket shows just a trace of edgewear here and there]. Shepard's breakthrough play about an epically dysfunctional Illinois farm family. Recipient of the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. View more info

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Going Mad in Hollywood, and Life with Lindsay Anderson

By: Sherwin, David

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24384

ISBN: 0-233-98966-8

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[small stains on front pastedown and ffep, light foxing/spotting to top edge of text block; jacket lightly rubbed]. A memoir in diary format by the writer of the source material for Lindsay Anderson's 1968 film IF..., which began a lifelong friendship and collaboration between the two, and takes Sherwin from being a "movie-mad Oxford drop-out" to a career in Hollywood -- "into a comic but crazed world where he loses his sanity." View more info

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Hiding in a Cave of Trunks: A Prominent Jewish Family's Century in Shanghai and Internment in a WWII POW Camp [*SIGNED*]

By: Shifren, Ester Benjamin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: (n.p.), (published by the author): (c.2012)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 24411

ISBN: 1479165387

Condition: Near Fine


[teensy-weensy dog-earing to corners of front cover, otherwise as new]. Trade PB INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page: "To _____ / with / Best wishes / Ester Shifren / 2013." The author traces the history of her family, who came to Shanghai from India in the 1840s and remained there until they were interned in a Japanese POW camp in 1943; following the war, they relocated to Hong Kong and subsequently to Israel. The author herself spent 36 y... View more info

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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

By: Sillitoe, Alan

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, W.H. Allen: 1959 (c.1958)

Edition: 4th printing

Seller ID: 23480

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [light shelfwear, a couple of tiny spots on fore-edge, one-time owner's signature on ffep (see notes); jacket a little edgeworn and slightly soiled, downgraded from NF to VG only because of the price-clipping]. Sillitoe's debut novel, capturing "all the hearty, boozy, earthy gaiety of English provincial life." Basis for the 1960 Karel Reisz film, starring Albert Finney in his breakthrough role. This copy was apparently the property of the Engli... View more info

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Here Lies Leonard Sillman: Straightened Out at Last

By: Sillman, Leonard

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The Citadel Press: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24611

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[a bit of wear to lower extremities, ffep possibly removed (although if so, very neatly and without a trace); jacket moderately soiled, a few closed tears, shallow chipping at top of spine]. (B&W photographs) "The witty autobiography of one of the most colorful personalities in show business, producer of 'New Faces.' An exciting, fast-moving behind-the-scenes story of Broadway and Hollywood from the 1920's to the present." Per Wikipedia, he "is perhaps bes... View more info

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Maigret Abroad [containing: "A Crime in Holland" and "At the 'Gai-Moulin'"]

By: Simenon, Georges (translated by Geoffrey Sainsbury)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Avon Book Company: (c.1943)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 24406

Condition: Good+


[covers are edgeworn, horizontal crease in front cover near top edge, tiny tears in top edges of first couple of pages; binding intact, covers attached]. (Murder Mystery Monthly, No. 8) Series "In this new Simenon double-header Inspector Maigret steps out of his own country to go sleuthing." View more info

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The Odd Couple

By: Simon, Neil

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1966)

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 23996

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[just a touch of wear at base of spine, otherwise a nice tight clean book; jacket has a touch of wear along the spine, tiny tear and some associated creasing at bottom left corner of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) Simon's comedy classic. First presented on Broadway in 1965, it ran for over two years. The stars of the original production, directed by Mike Nichols, were Walter Matthau (who repeated his role in the 1968 movie adaptation) and Art Carney (who didn't). View more info