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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

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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 years living in South Africa after her marriage, then settled in Los Angeles. 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 English playwright/novelist/screenwriter/painter Derek Marlowe, and bears his purported ownership signature on the ffep -- signed ... 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 best known for his series of musical revues, Leonard Sillman's New Faces, which introduced many major stars to Broadway audience... 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

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Sweet Charity

By: Simon, Neil (book); music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields

Price: $300.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition (see note)

Seller ID: 23893

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[a very nice copy, tight and clean with just a touch of wear at the spine ends; jacket a little rubbed on the front panel, very light wear to extremities, tiny closed tear at upper left of front panel]. (B&W photographs) One of the great musicals of the 1960s, adapted from Federico Fellini's film "Nights of Cabiria." It was a triumph for choreographer Bob Fosse on the stage, but a little less so in his 1969 screen adaptation (which substituted Shirley MacLaine for Gwen Verdon). [NOTE: Although there is no "first printing" or "first edition" statement in this copy of ... View more info

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Music Out of Dixie

By: Sinclair, Harold

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York/Toronto, Rinehart & Co., Inc.: (c.1952)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24348

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[a bit of wear to extremities, otherwise a solid clean book; jacket is edgeworn (especially along right edge of front panel), with some minor chipping at spine ends, a few small scrape marks on spine]. "A novel about a boy, a city and an art, and how the three grew into and out of each other; how each was sometimes the victim, sometimes the victor in a passionate struggle for expression. The city is New Orleans during the second decade of our [20th] century; the boy is a young Negro; the art is jazz." Reviewing the book for The New York Times, novelist Harnett T. Kane wrote that ... View more info

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Upton Sinclair Presents William Fox

By: Sinclair, Upton

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Published By the Author: (c.1933)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23732

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dj


(price-clipped) [light shelfwear, one tiny dent in top edge of each cover; jacket is in pretty rough shape, with about 40% of the lower spine missing (and related paper loss extending a bit into the lower left corner of the front panel), heavy edgewear at flap-folds, various small tears and nicks]. (B&W photo frontispiece) For what he called "A Feature Picture of Wall Street and High Finance," the ever-crusading author co-opted the rise-and-fall tale of cinema pioneer Fox (then recently ousted from the company he founded and that still bore his name) in order to deliver one of his trad... View more info

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Oil!

By: Sinclair, Upton

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1927

Edition: Reprint (stated 8th printing)

Seller ID: 24739

Condition: Very Good+


(pictorial cloth; no dust jacket) [good sound book, firmly bound with light shelfwear; some soiling to edges of text block, previous owner's name faintly stamped on top and bottom edges of text block and again on ffep, with an additional one-time owner's signature also on the ffep; vintage bookseller's rubber-stamp (Bertrand Smith Acres of Books, Long Beach, Calif.) at bottom corner of front pastedown]. Sinclair's classic socio-political satire on oil-fortune-making in Southern California, centering around a father and son; loosely based on the real-life saga of the Doheny family, whose pater... View more info

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For Dying You Always Have Time

By: Singer, Sally M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1971)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24355

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very slight turn to spine, but a nice clean book with no significant wear; jacket similarly nice, with some very fainting soiling and a touch of edgewear]. "A charming mystery-adventure story in which a likable young schoolteacher from the Bronx becomes fair game for both sides in the colorful, exotic powder-keg world that is present-day Israel." Kirkus Reviews' verdict: "For this you should make time -- a sassy schlepp that really sprints." An unaccountably scarce book. View more info

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The Third Ear [*SIGNED*]

By: Siodmak, Curt

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1971)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20602

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [book very slightly bumped at a couple of corners, small and extremely light stain on top edge; jacket slightly yellowed, with a few short edge-tears (with internal tape-repair), small tear with minor paper loss at top front hinge, one-inch split at bottom rear hinge]. INSCRIBED ("To Dana and Cubby Broccoli / with kind thoughts") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, who has also added "Three Rivers 1982" beneath his signature. Suspense novel about a neurobiologist whose yoga experiments lead him into a realm of "chemically induced ESP," which gives him... View more info