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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 which this printing is a tie-in, featuring a beautiful dust jacket portrait of red-haired Clara. (Unlike photoplay editions of... 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 as an opportunistic follow-up to the sensational "No Bed of Roses." The books were written by one-time N.Y. Evening... 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 well-groomed look from cradlehood up. How does she manage to do it? What is the secret which makes her unique among her frie... 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. (Come to think of it, I should have included THE OUTLAW with the turkeys, too.) About a third of the book is devoted to Hu... 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 Force during World War I. "The whole humor, passion and tenderness of war is captured here in little, in a delicate and sha... 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 rightly: "Nobody else ever wrote books like these." View more info

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Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles [*SIGNED*]

By: Thomson, David

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24483

ISBN: 0-679-41834-2

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice attractive copy, just the teensiest bit of shelfwear to book; jacket similarly nice, soft vertical crease and short corner crease in front flap, minor external handling wear]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED simply ("To ________") and SIGNED by the author on the title page. The "story" in the subtitle was quite deliberately chosen by the author, one of our finest writers on film, who has taken a novelistic approach to Welles's life and who has the writing chops to pull it off, producing a biography that "summons up the man and the artist and does justice to the genius a... View more info

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Beneath Mulholland: Thoughts on Hollywood and Its Ghosts [*SIGNED*]

By: Thomson, David

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24573

ISBN: 0-679-45115-3

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, with no discernible wear to book; the jacket has some minor surface wear and some very slight wrinkling along the top of the rear panel]. INSCRIBED briefly ("To ________") and SIGNED by the author on the title page. The author "is at his incomparable best in this stunning collection of essays on Hollywood films -- their stars and the illusions they create. He explorres a sort of twilight zone where film actors and the characters they play become part of our reality, as living beings and as ghosts, residing on or buried beneath Mulholland Drive, or wanderin... View more info

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Okay for Sound: How the Screen Found Its Voice

By: Thrasher, Frederic M., ed.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce: (c.1946)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24578

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[virtually no wear at all to the book; the jacket is lightly soiled, scuffed along the spine, with some paper loss surrounding the base of the spine and a short closed tear and associated creasing at the bottom right corner of the front panel]. (B&W photographs) A history of how sound recording was introduced to the movies, with heavy emphasis (and credit) given to the contributions of Warner Bros. -- not too surprisingly, since Warners was also the primary mover behind the movie industry's "20th Anniversary of Talking Pictures" campaign in 1946. Although there's no overt sponsorship... View more info

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Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci

By: Thrower, Stephen

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Guildford, England, FAB Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23969

ISBN: 0-9529260-6-7

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, vertical rubbed line on front cover, no other significant wear]. (B&W and color photos, graphics) A comprehensive survey of the career of Italian horrormeister Fulci (1927-1996), sometimes known as the "Godfather of Gore": "a journey through the wilder reaches of Italy's fertile film culture, taking a close-up look at the cinema's most daring and anarchic horror specialist -- a man willing to go ever further in search of the ultimate horrific set-piece." Includes plot synopses, analysis, production details and full credits for all of his 52 films, as well as... View more info

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Lawyer Man

By: Trell, Max

Price: $400.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1932)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 23464

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[good solid copy, slight deterioration to cloth at top of spine, small bookseller's rubber stamp on front pastedown (Bertrand Smith's Acres of Books, Cincinnati); jacket has a few small closed tears, shallow chip at top of spine, much shallower chipping elsewhere along top edge, minor paper loss at several corners and at base of spine]. Very scarce novel about a lawyer who was "much more than honest -- shrewd, brilliant, fearless [with] an accurate sense of humor, a trip-hammer wit, capacity for fact and logic, and especially a broad sympathy and understanding for all things human. To the... View more info

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A Rose for Mrs. Miniver: The Life of Greer Garson [*SIGNED*]

By: Troyan, Michael

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lexington, The University Press of Kentucky: 2005 (c.1999)

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 24135

ISBN: 0-8131-9150-5

Condition: Fine


[lovely as-new book, with no discernible wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page; the inscription is to legendary M-G-M makeup artist William Tuttle, and expresses the author's gratitude for his contributions to the book. (There are nine index references to Tuttle, whose work with Garson dated back to the 1940s. He had devised the effects that allowed her to "age" from 18 to 84 in MRS. PARKINGTON (1944), and did her makeup for her very last acting role, in a 1982 episode of "The Love Boat.") The only full-length biography, I bel... View more info

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While the Crowd Cheers

By: Tunberg, Karl

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1935)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23702

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[solid clean book, with just a touch of wear at spine ends; jacket shows some wear along bottom edge, fading to spine, soiling to rear panel]. Novel about a "smashing, handsome, blond All-American football giant whose name was in every headline," who married a "smart, sophisticated, gorgeous, hero-worshipping, and ambitious" girl -- and "what happened to them after the roar of the crowd settled down to an unrecognizable whisper." Purporting to be "the first and only authentic revelation of what happens to the boys who are the scapegoats of the modern football racke... View more info

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Some Go Up

By: Tupper, Samuel Jr.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Robert M. McBride & Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23600

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[minor shelfwear, light soiling to top of text block; jacket somewhat soiled and spotted, mild edgewear, a couple of tiny nicks at bottom of rear panel]. Novel about "white folks of the wide-awake modern South . . . dealing with fortune's universal seesaw, as experienced by two Southern families." The author, a native of Atlanta, presumably knew wherefrom he wrote; he published only two novels, both quite scarce, of which this was the first. View more info

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Newspaperwoman

By: Underwood, Agness

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: (c.1949)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24665

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [lightly shelfworn, spine lettering a little rubbed, tiny nick in spine cloth; bookplate of Hollywood writer-producer Carey Wilson on front pastedown]. Very hard-to-find, hard-boiled memoir by the legendary crime reporter for the Los Angeles Herald-Express -- she was the first reporter to reach the scene of the "Black Dahlia" murder -- who in 1947 became city editor of the paper, one of the first women in the country to hold an editorial position at that level. Time magazine, reporting on her ascension to the post, observed that "Aggie can keep up with the boys a... View more info

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Before Caligari: German Cinema, 1895-1920 / Prima di Caligari: Cinema tedesco, 1895-1920

By: Usai, Paolo Cherchi, and Lorenzo Codelli, eds.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Pordenone (Italy), Edizioni Biblioteca dell'Immagine: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24432

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[slight scrunching to a few pages along fore-edge, no other significant wear; jacket slightly wrinkled along the top edge (the result of its being just a tad taller than the book itself), and with some careless pen-tip indentations in the front panel (virtually invisible against the black background)]. (B&W photographs, facsimiles) A wide-ranging collection of articles and essays on the German cinema prior to THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI; published in conjunction with a retrospective at that year's Pordenone Silent Film Festival (Le Giornate del Cinema Muto). Although the cover title and jacke... View more info

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Fathers are Funny

By: Van de Water, Frederic F.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, The John Day Company: (c.1939)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23033

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [light shelfwear, mild bumping to top corners, one-time owner's signature and date at top of ffep; jacket a little worn along top and bottom edges, one tiny chip at bottom of front panel]. The author, "a father of twenty years experience" offers his "genial but rueful report on a job which he says is a 'combination of adventure, blindman's buff, guerrilla warfare and crossword puzzle.' ... He traces the ordeals and mystifications of a father from that first small cry in the maternity ward down through the myriad knotty problems of table manners, religion, swing mu... View more info

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The Wrong Body

By: Van Sickle, V.A.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York/London, Alfred A. Knopf: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23708

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


(in Grosset & Dunlap reissue dust jacket) [moderate shelfwear to bottom edge, very slight fraying to cloth at top of spine, top front corner bumped; jacket shows a little wear at edges and corners, faint staining at bottom corner of rear panel]. Mystery novel with a resurrectionist angle, involving a racketeer who's died in prison -- well, actually, he's basically volunteered to be executed by carbon monoxide gas, as part of his agreement to be the subject of an experimental technique designed to bring victims of such poisoning back to life -- the condition for his cooperation being that if it... View more info