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"You Only Live TWICE"; the secret and private writings of two trip teasers

By: Webster, Dottie and Vicky

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Roger Buffington Press: (c.1947)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24017

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[good sound copy with moderate shelfwear to bottom edge, light soiling and age-toning to edges of text block; jacket edgeworn, arrowhead-size chip at bottom of front panel, about 1/2-inch paper loss at top of spine, small chip at top of rear panel, small tears and a bit of paper loss at most corners]. (pen and ink drawings) A sort of risque travel diary, written by a mother-and-daughter team in a style that I can't adequately summarize. The narrative voice switches from ... View more info

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Strictly Dishonorable [Photoplay Edition]

By: Weil, Joseph (from the play by Preston Sturges)

Price: $65.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23621

Condition: Near Fine in Good dj


[nice tight clean copy with minimal shelfwear; jacket well-worn at folds, front hinge split about one-third up from bottom, minor paper loss at spine extremities, light spotting on front panel]. (4 B&W film stills) Photoplay Edition, a novelization of Preston Sturges's play of the same name (his first big success, a hit on Broadway in 1929), issued to coincide with the release of the 1931 Universal film adaptation starring Paul Lukas and Sidney Fox. Illustrated with fo... View more info

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The Modern "Rake's Progress"

By: West, Rebecca; illustrated by David Low

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22734

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[moderate shelfwear, minor bumping/rubbing to top corners, slight exposure of board at bottom corner of front cover, Christmas gift inscription (non-authorial) dated 1934 on ffep; jacket somewhat edgeworn, small chip at top right corner of rear panel, some paper loss at top corners of spine, small closed tears and associated creasing at bottom corners of front panel, shallow chipping along bottom edge of rear panel; all in all, though, still a colorful and attractive exa... View more info

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Damn Right I've Got the Blues: Buddy Guy and the Blues Roots of Rock-and-Roll

By: Wilcock, Donald E., with Buddy Guy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Woodford Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23689

ISBN: 0-942627-13-X

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, minor edgewear to covers]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) A biography of guitarist-singer Buddy Guy, a composite portrait consisting primarily of numerous interview quotes (from Guy himself and other music luminaries such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray, Bill Wyman, Jeff Beck, Dick Clark, Willie Dixon and others). Foreword by Eric Clapton. Illustrated with more than 120 photographs (many by Rick Siciliano). View more info

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The Siege of Trencher's Farm

By: Williams, Gordon M.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: 1969

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23759

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[a touch of foxing/spotting to top edge of text block, otherwise a nice clean book with only minimal shelfwear; jacket lightly rubbed, but unusual in that it has suffered almost none of the laminate-puckering that is quite common (at least in my experience with this book)]. "A novel of violence and riveting suspense," best (and somewhat unfairly) known as the basis for the 1971 Sam Peckinpah film STRAW DOGS, starring Dustin Hoffman as a mild-mannered academic wh... View more info

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Gahan Wilson's Still Weird [*SIGNED* with drawing]

By: Wilson, Gahan

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Forge/Tom Doherty Associates: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition (softcover issue)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24436

ISBN: 0-312-85779-9

Condition: Near Fine


[nice-looking book, with just a touch of surface wear to the covers, slight bends to bottom corners of about a dozen pages near the end of the book]. Trade PB (cartoon drawings) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author/cartoonist on the inside front cover: "To _____ / with my best wishes / Gahan Wilson"; accompanying the signature (and together with it covering the entire page) is a rough drawing of a lightning bolt, and at the bottom right is a small drawing of a wom... View more info

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A Woman Like Me

By: Wilson, Marjorie Damsey

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23934

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [spine a little turned, minor visible wear at a couple of corners]. This uncommon novel "is simply the story of Nancy Prager. Raised by a devoted elder sister to care for nothing but the preservation of her lovely face and body, Nancy ruthlessly sacrificed her family, her lovers, and her husband to satisfy her mad love for her own beauty. She lived for only one thought -- to preserve her looks, as she moved like another Helen of Troy through New Yo... View more info

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The Diggstown Ringers [*SIGNED*]

By: Wise, Leonard

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23644

ISBN: 0-385-13126-7

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight clean book, minimal shelfwear; jacket slightly scrunched at top rear hinge, "autographed copy" sticker on front panel]. SIGNED by the author on the ffep. "What happens to a sleepy southern town when three big-city hustlers appear on the scene? What on earth could Paul Augustus Caine, Charles 'The Fit' McCoy, and Buster Ferguson find in Diggstown to hustle? Diggstown -- where the citizens usually have nothing more on their minds than who's gonn... View more info

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Whistle Stop

By: Wolff, Maritta M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1941)

Edition: 4th printing

Seller ID: 23924

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [a nice tight clean book with no significant wear apart from a bit of scuffing to both covers, and slight yellowing to paper spine label]. A hard-boiled yarn about a family of shiftless lowlifes in an economically and culturally depressed small town on the outskirts of Detroit, this novel put its young author (just 22 when the book was published) on the literary map, earning special notoriety for its rather raw language as well as its thematic elements (... View more info

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Too Much Government

By: Wood, Charles Erskine Scott

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, The Vanguard Press: 1931 (c.1930)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24190

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [external soiling and wear, spine lettering dulled, bumped corners, binding firm; internally clean except for two previous owners' possession indicators (one stamped, one handwritten) on ffep]. Proto-Libertarian treatise by this noted author/attorney, who lays out his basic philosophy right up front: "Each step by 'Government' which invades the full freedom of the peaceable individual in his own affairs is a step toward tyranny which, if not instantl... View more info

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A Low Life in High Heels: The Holly Woodlawn Story

By: Woodlawn, Holly, with Jeff Copeland

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1991)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 24455

ISBN: 0-312-06429-2

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean book with no discernible wear; jacket shows teensy bit of wear at a couple of edges, minor surface abrasions near bottom right corner of front panel, one tiny closed tear and a touch of wrinkling at top of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) A biography of the transgender Puerto Rican actress who became Andy Warhol's last "superstar," this book chronicles Ms. Woodlawn's "reckless career reaching bizarre heights, hobnobbing with the rich and famo... View more info

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Authors Take Sides on Vietnam: Two questions on the war in Vietnam answered by the authors of several nations

By: Woolf, Cecil, and John Bagguley, eds.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Peter Owen: (c.1967)

Edition: 1st U.K. edition

Seller ID: 24491

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[minor shelfwear, top rear corner bumped; jacket scuffed/rubbed, spine a little darkened with one tiny stain, a few tears and some dog-earing at top of spine, another small tear and some associated wrinkling at upper flap-fold]. Inspired by and modeled after a similar volume about the Spanish Civil War published in 1937, the book includes the views on American intervention in Vietnam (elicted via a questionnaire) of "more than 250 distinguished authors -- novelists,... View more info

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Manhattan Love Song

By: Woolrich, Cornell

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Gregg Press: 1980

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 24079

ISBN: 0-8398-2659-1

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[very nice copy, no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. (The Gregg Press Mystery Series) Series Reprint of Woolrich's early novel, originally published by William Godwin in 1932. This was the last of Woolrich's six "straight" novels, published before he turned to the suspense-with-a-twist genre that ultimately made his reputation. In a new introduction to this edition, his biographer Francis M. Nevins Jr. discusses these early works, and points out the ... View more info

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On the Other Hand: A Life Story [*SIGNED*]

By: Wray, Fay

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1989)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23459

ISBN: 0-312-02265-4

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dj


[very nice book, just a trace of shelfwear to bottom edge; the jacket is flawless]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED ("For Edna Davidson / Remembering this / lovely occasion, / June 14, 1989.") and SIGNED by the actress/author on the ffep. Autobiography by the actress best known for writhing around half-naked in the giant paw of the original KING KONG. Although (as the jacket blurb reminds us) she had appeared in more than 75 other movies -- can you name another one... View more info

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Their Ships Were Broken

By: Wright, Constance

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co.: (c.1938)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23658

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[clean, solid copy with minimal shelfwear; jacket has some very shallow chipping along the top edge, a couple of tiny tears and associated creasing at bottom edge of front panel] A novel set against the background of the international opium trade in the 1830s. The author "pictures life in the native quarters, aboard the fast-sailing opium clippers, in the English and American business houses in Canton where the young men were hopeful Anthony Adverses, and the women... View more info

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The Best of Crunch and Des

By: Wylie, Philip

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York/Toronto, Rinehart & Company, Inc.: [1954]

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 23583

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[good solid copy, with light deterioration to bottom edges of both covers; jacket has small chip at top right corner of front panel, spine slightly browned, a few tiny holes near top of rear panel]. A collection of 21 of the author's popular Saturday Evening Post stories (all selected from previous published collections) about the adventures of two dedicated Florida fishermen. The C&D tales, of which there were a grand total of 69, have been cited as an influence on Jo... View more info

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Exploring Small Towns: 1. Southern California

By: Yeadon, David

Price: $40.00

Publisher: [Pasadena CA], The Ward Ritchie Press: (c.1973)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 24410

Condition: Very Good+


[light edgewear to covers, several crease lines in rear cover]. Trade PB (pen and ink drawings, maps) Vintage guidebooks have a charm all their own, both as windows into what their subject area was like "back when" and as challenges to modern-day tourists or explorers to seek out whatever traces might remain today. And when a book like this one -- which was conceived largely as a nostalgic exercise to begin with -- has aged yet another 45 years, the nostalgia fa... View more info

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Sonny Liston: The Champ Nobody Wanted

By: Young, A.S. "Doc"

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Chicago, Johnson Publishing Company: 1963

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 23506

Condition: Very Good+


[moderate external wear, a little fading along top edge of rear cover; binding still completely intact]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) An "unauthorized" yet sympathetic biography, by a prominent African-American sportswriter, of the heavyweight boxing champion who took the title away from then-champ Floyd Patterson with a stunning first-round knockout on September 25, 1962. Liston's long ascent to the pinnacle of boxing was fought both inside and outside of the ri... View more info

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Beyond Racism: Building an Open Society [*SIGNED*]

By: Young, Whitney M., Jr.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: (c.1969)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17406

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice tight clean copy, just minimal handling wear to book; jacket shows a bit of edgewear, moderate rubbing/scuffing, tiny tears and a bit of dog-earing at top of spine] INSCRIBED ("To / ____________ / with sincere appreciation") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Young, Executive Director of the National Urban League from 1961 until his accidental death by drowning in Nigeria in 1971, was a major civil rights leader who helped to organize the 1963 March on ... View more info

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And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little

By: Zindel, Paul

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1972)

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 23850

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[just tiny traces of wear at spine ends; jacket has a touch of wear along the top edge and at the spine ends, one tiny closed tear at top of front panel]. Comedy about "three sisters whose careers as New York City schoolteachers form the backdrop for their anguished lives." The sisters in the original Broadway production, which ran for 108 performances in 1971) were played by Julie Harris, Nancy Marchand, and Estelle Parsons (the first two are pictured on the f... View more info