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Midnight's Children

By: Rushdie, Salman

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1981

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 24857

ISBN: 0-394-51470-X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [light shelfwear to bottom of book, slight fading at edges of boards, otherwise a solid clean book; jacket lightly soiled at rear panel, lower left corner of front panel has a little array of pen-point indentation lines (no ink marks, however), a little vertical creasing to front flap; there is some faint uneven fading to the front panel, which is less noticeable to the naked eye than in the accompanying scanned image]. Rushdie's second novel and his breakthrough book, which not only won the Booker Prize winner in 1981 but has been subsequently twice voted the "Best of the ... View more info

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Proceedings: Lizzie Borden Conference

By: Ryckebusch, Jules R., ed.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Portland ME, King Philip Publishing Co.: (c.1993)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24090

ISBN: 0-9614811-5-3

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[lovely copy, as-new, with no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. Addresses and papers presented at a three-day conference about the Lizzie Borden case held at Bristol Community College in (of course) Fall River, Massachusetts, August 3-5, 1992; the book represents "the culmination of the 100th Anniversary Observance of the Borden Murders." The contributions are divided into five thematic sections: Psychological and Women's Issues; Literary; Historical; Legal and Forensic; Bibliographical (the latter section including a lengthy annotated bibliography of books and articles abou... View more info

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The King: A Biography of Clark Gable [*SIGNED*]

By: Samuels, Charles

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann, Inc.: (c.1962)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23676

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[bottom corners bumped and a bit worn, very slight bumping to top corner, light age-toning to edges of text block; jacket shows a little edgewear, tiny tears at a couple of corners of the front panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. The first biography of Gable to appear after his death in 1960 at the age of 59. Signed by Author View more info

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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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Seventy Times Seven

By: Sanford, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York/London, Alfred A. Knopf: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24721

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [lightly shelfworn, spine very slightly turned, a couple of tiny rips and a touch of fraying at top of spine, a bit of dust-soiling to top of text block; old inscription (probably non-authorial) blotted out on ffep (somebody went to a lot of trouble)]. Sanford's third novel (the second under this, his permanent pseudonym). Set in rural New York, it's a dramatic tale (with several interspersed passages of blank verse) about the mortal conflict between two men. Kirkus Reviews called it "an unusual book, with some pieces of brilliant writing, but also with some of the most... 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 blacklist, and the renewed interest in Nazi Germany. Sarris dismantles many of the film industry's questionable attempts at ... 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 director might haven taken, for those who first encountered this book within the first decade or so after its publication it'... 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 focusing on the country's fate under Japanese occupation, in the run-up to which Burma's intellectuals and young radicals were take... 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 some of the great drivers who accepted the dirt track challenge, piloting Kuzmas, Meskowskis, Watsons, and Kurtis-Krafts faste... 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 article about and a separate interview with Robert De Niro, and two interviews with Scorsese himself (one conducted by the film's... 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 stops in between for Bette Davis, Frank Capra, Charles Laughton, Sam Fuller, and many others." Signed by Author View more info

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The Wall Jumper

By: Schneider, Peter (translated by Leigh Hafrey)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: (c.1983)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24783

ISBN: 0-394-52928-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice-looking copy, minor shelfwear to book; jacket a little bit surface-rubbed, slight vertical wrinkling near bottom of rear panel]. Novel about life near the Berlin Wall, in the once-divided city, juxtaposing "anecodtes and images, fantastic humor and intense feeling, in an intricate, beautifully crafted mosaic in which every detail becomes charged with significance." 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, producer of the movie, which received four Academy Award nominations. (William Hurt won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance.) 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 here by an excerpt on "Clubs--Selection and Use" from his book "Power Golf." What makes this particular copy o... 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 Wright (remembrance, "Early Days in Chicago"); and Len Zinberg (story, "Immigrant"). Includes brief biographic... 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 journalist," as he writes in his foreword. He reported extensively on the political scene in Italy, and one particular piece... 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 tale [in which] an irresistible heroine and a multi-billion-dollar business together face a deadly struggle for survival.... 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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Untitled Film Stills

By: Sherman, Cindy

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Munchen [Munich], Schirmer Art Books: (c.1998)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 24636

ISBN: 3-88814-620-8

Condition: Near Fine


[light surface wear and minor edgewear to front cover, very slight dog-earing at corners of front cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "In [Sherman's] photographic works, in which she is both actress and director, she offers convincing, often harrowing, answers to the psychic situation of human beings caught in the modern media jungle. In so doing, she employs the medium of photography, taking her motifs from the store of well-known images from film and television, advertising, the mass media and art." Introductory essay by Arthur C. Danto. View more info