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Two Lives, Two Lands [*SIGNED*]

By: Solomon, Ruth Freeman

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1975)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23880

ISBN: 0-399-11672-9

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[spine moderately turned, otherwise nice and clean with only minimal shelfwear; jacket shows a bit of wear at corners, a few tiny nicks and tears, light staining along right edge of front panel]. SIGNED by the author (no inscription) on the ffep. The concluding book in a trilogy, this historical novel continues the saga of the Pirov family, chronicled in the author's earlier books "The Candlesticks and the Cross" and "The Eagle and the Dove." In this i... View more info

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Up from Never [*SIGNED*]

By: Sorrentino, Joseph N.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1971

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24609

ISBN: 0-13-938977-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[faint soiling to fore-edge, no other blemishes; jacket has a long vertical crease in front flap, red spine lettering a bit faded (but still readable), faint pen-tip indentations in front panel from somebody who apparently mistook the book for a clipboard]. SIGNED with a brief inscription by the author on the ffep. "The true story of a young man zooming down a one-way street ot hell -- his struggles, failures, and his arrival at a critical crossroad." The auth... View more info

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The Lady of the House: The Autobiography of Sally Stanford

By: Stanford, Sally

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1966)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24606

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[slight bumping to bottom corners, otherwise a solid clean book; jacket has a few small closed tears, a bit of wear at the extremities, very slight paper loss to front hinges, a little creasing at top left corner of front panel]. The author is described in the jacket copy as "America's Number One Madam" -- a claim made, of course, by virtually every single former bordello proprietor who ever put pen to paper -- but Ms. Stanford has as good a candidate for the ti... View more info

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Inventing the Dream: California Through the Progressive Era

By: Starr, Kevin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York/Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24670

ISBN: 0-19-503489-9

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[just minor handling wear to both book and jacket]. (Americans and the California Dream) Series (B&W photographs) The second volume in the author's "passionate and ambitious cultural history of the Golden State . . . focuses on the turn-of-the-century years and, in particular, the emergence of Southern California as a regional culture in its own right. [Starr] examines the rich variety of elements that figured in the growth of the Southern California way of life: th... View more info

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Send Me Down

By: Steig, Henry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24359

Condition: Near Fine in Good dj


[light shelfwear, red marker line on ffep, tiny stain on fore-edge; jacket edgeworn (with several small holes along rear foldover and front hinge), browned at spine, shallow chipping at spine ends, miscellaneous other small nicks and rubbed spots]. "The story of two brothes who grow up in New York and study music the way millions of other kids do, but develop the peculiar genius which eventually brings them into the world of jazz. ... One of the brothers becomes a gr... View more info

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John Gielgud Directs Richard Burton in Hamlet: A Journal of Rehearsals

By: Sterne, Richard L.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1967)

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 23980

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very nice copy, with just a touch of wear to book at spine ends; extremely light bits of wear to the jacket at a couple of corners]. (B&W photographs) "In this fascinating journal of rehearsals, [the author] provides theatre lovers, Shakespearean savants, seriuos students of drama, and the casual reader with a permanent record of Shakespearean interpretation by two of the most famous actors of our time -- John Gielgud and Richard Burton. As well as the journal of r... View more info

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Secret Agent X-9 and the Mad Assassin

By: Storm, Robert

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Racine WI, Whitman Publishing Company: (c.1938)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23845

Condition: Good+


(stiff card covers) [binding intact, with only modest external wear, mostly in the form of the bumped and worn corners that BLBs are prone to; unfortunately the front cover has been somewhat blemished by some misguided, pencil-wielding child (I assume) who has inserted a single line inside each of the letters on the cover]. (The Better Little Book, No. 1472) Series Better Little Book adaptation of "the Famous Detective Strip," which had the distinction of being c... View more info

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Miss Peggy Lee: A Career Chronicle [*SIGNED*]

By: Strom, Robert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Jefferson NC, McFarland & Company: (c.2005)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24464

ISBN: 0786495685

Condition: Very Good+


[very slight dog-earing to a couple of cover corners, soft diagonal crease in lower section of rear cover, bumped at top rear cover at spine]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) SIGNED by the author (signature only) on the half-title page. "From her birth on May 26, 1920, to her final recording on August 26, 1995, to the New Yorker's obituary from February of 2002, this chronological record covers every moment of [Peggy Lee's] professional life. Detailed entries describe ... View more info

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The Pink Palace Revisited: Behind Closed Doors at the Beverly Hills Hotel

By: Stuart, Sandra Lee, and John Prince

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fort Lee NJ, Barricade Books Inc.:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24388

ISBN: 0-942637-84-4

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[the faintest bit of foxing on top edge of text block, otherwise a nice clean book; jacket a bit rubbed, one tiny puncture-wound at left edge of front panel]. (B&W photographs) A follow-up to Stuart's 1978 book "The Pink Palace," this volume provides "an up-to-the-minute look at what has happened to the Beverly Hills Hotel in recent times [and] an insider's peek behind the scenes of one of the most famous hotels in the world [where] virtually every star and ... View more info

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Lindsay Anderson

By: Sussex, Elizabeth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Praeger: 1970 (c.1960)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24521

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[no discernible wear to book; jacket has one tiny chip at top of front panel, no other significant wear]. (Praeger Film Library) Series (B&W photographs) Monograph on this influential British filmmaker, covering his activities as a critic and his early work in the theatre, television and documentary films, as well as his feature film directing career -- which at that time consisted of just three features, THIS SPORTING LIFE (1963), THE WHITE BUS (1966) and IF.... (1968).... View more info

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Children of Ruth

By: Sutton, Marvin

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Greenberg: Publisher: (c.1934)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23310

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [light shelfwear, slight bumping/fraying to bottom front corner, faint bookseller's vintage rubber stamp (Bertrand Smith's Book Store, Long Beach, California) at bottom corner of front pastedown; jacket shows some wear along top edge, a few tiny nicks and tears, light scuffing]. Per the jacket blurb, this novel, first published in England in 1933, is "an absorbing and moving story of English countryside life [which] presents vividly the conflict of s... View more info

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Hollywood Undressed: Observations of Sylvia, as Noted by Her Secretary

By: Sylvia

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23878

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [spine moderately turned, fading/rubbing to spine (lettering almost unreadable), top front corner bumped, one-time owner's modest embossed library stamp on both endpapers, vintage bookseller's label (Satyr Book Shop, Hollywood) on rear pastedown]. A sort-of biography of "Madame Sylvia" (real name, Sylvia Ulback, nee Symnove Johanne Waaler), a Norwegian-born masseuse-cum-dietary/fitness guru to the stars, who during her years in Hollywood (1926-19... View more info

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The Man Who Fell to Earth

By: Tevis, Walter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Greenwich CT, Gold Medal Books (k1276) / Fawcett Publications, Inc.: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24346

Condition: Good


[somewhat worn copy, moderate spine roll, a little chipping (loss of spine cover) at base of spine, covers slightly edgeworn and rounded at corners, some staining to bottom edge that extends a bit into the bottom of the first few pages]. Mass Market PB Paperback original, the true first edition of this sci-fi classic, the basis for the mesmerizing Nicolas Roeg film from 1976, starring David Bowie as the title character. View more info

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Call Her Savage

By: Thayer, Tiffany

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: [1932] (c.1931)

Edition: PhotoPlay Edition

Seller ID: 23343

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear (mostly to bottom edges), covers very slightly warped, small light spot on fore-edge; jacket is edgeworn, about 1/2" paper loss at top of spine, several small edge-tears, some wrinkling/creasing along top and bottom edges, still colorful and attractive withall]. (pen and ink drawings) Heavy-breathing story of a "half-breed" and her tribulations, made into a howlingly outrageous movie starring Clara Bow (one of her last roles) in 1932, for wh... View more info

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God Have Mercy on Me!: From the Diaries of a Lost Soul

By: The Author of 'No Bed of Roses' [Marjorie Erskine Smith]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Gold Label Books: 1941 (c.1931)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 23714

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [solid copy, minor wear and slight bumping at several corners, light dust-soiling to top of text block; jacket has some very tiny tears and a bit of wrinkling along the top and bottom edges, very slight paper loss at a few corners, lightly soiled but still bright and garishly attractive]. The second book in the "Lost Soul Trilogy" (I don't think anybody's actually ever called it that, but it sounds good, doesn't it?), originally published in 1931... View more info

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Harper's Bazaar Beauty Book

By: The Editors of Harper's Bazaar

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc.: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23639

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[light wear to book at extremities, spine very slightly turned; jacket has various small tears, heavy wear along right edge of front panel, some shallow chipping along top edge, a bit of creasing, paper loss to top of spine, and over time has "stretched" a little bit and hence fits somewhat loosely on book]. "Every woman has at least one acquaintance who seems to ride the years with grace, acquire admirers effortlessly and even teach her children to have a w... View more info

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The Last Picture Shows: Edinburgh: Ninety years of cinema entertainment in Scotland's capital city

By: Thomas, Brendon

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Moorfoot Publishing: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23928

ISBN: 0-906606-09-8

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean book with no significant wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "An alphabetically-listed description of Edinburgh [and Leith] cinemas past and present." View more info

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Howard Hughes in Hollywood

By: Thomas, Tony

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Secacus NJ, Citadel Press: (c.1985)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23854

ISBN: 0-8065-0976-7

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[minimal shelfwear, a tiny trace of foxing to top of text block; jacket lightly rubbed, minor edgewear, soft vertical crease at bottom of front panel]. (B&W photographs) "A complete account of Howard Hughes's career as a film mogul," a spotty track record that includes such classics as HELL'S ANGELS, SCARFACE and THE OUTLAW (all of which are discussed at some length) and such turkeys as MAD WEDNESDAY (aka THE SIN OF HAROLD DIDDLEBOCK), VENDETTA and THE CONQUEROR.... View more info

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In Araby Orion

By: Thompson, Edward

Price: $20.00

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

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24356

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [good solid book, spine lettering heavily rubbed, a little fading to black cloth at and adjacent to spine, some dust-soiling to top of text block; ownership signature of American poet-novelist Sanora Babb on half-title page; vintage bookseller's label from the famous Hollywood bookseller Stanley Rose Ltd. Fine Books on rear pastedown]. (pen and ink drawings) Anti-war novella, derived from Thompson's service in Palestine with the Egyptian Expeditionary Fo... View more info

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Cropper's Cabin

By: Thompson, Jim

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Black Lizard Books: 1987

Edition: 1st printing

Seller ID: 24329

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean tight book, with just a touch of edgewear to covers here and there]. "Tommy was just a country boy but he thought he knew the difference between right and wrong -- it was touch to be sure about things, though, when either Mary or Donna were around. If it hadn't been for them, well, maybe nobody would have gotten killed." (Yeah, that's right -- blame it on the women.) Introduction (exclusive to this series) by Barry Gifford, who states quite rightl... View more info