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Goodbye Charlie; a comedy in two acts

By: Axelrod, George

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Samuel French, Inc.: (c.1959, 1987)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 24362

ISBN: 0-573-60949-7

Condition: Near Fine


[very light external soiling]. (stage diagram) Comedy about a deceased writer who is reincarnated as a woman. The original 1959/1960 Broadway production starred Lauren Bacall, and ran for a respectable 109 performances; it was filmed by director Vincente Minnelli in 1964, with Debbie Reynolds and Tony Curtis. View more info

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How to Speak Spanish with a Case of Beer in Mexico [*SIGNED*]

By: Barbolla, Andrew M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, CyntoMedia Corporation: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24425

ISBN: 1-58501-083-9

Condition: Near Fine


[very slight dog-earing to bottom corner of rear cover]. Trade PB (pen and ink drawings) Humorously INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. "If you're planning to travel to Mexico in the near future, this guide will become your best. Using the premise of a drinking game, [the book] provides a hilarious yet pragmatic set of exercises for learning to speak Spanish and having a good time south of the border. Lessons in pronunciation, verbs, prepositions... View more info

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The Protagonists

By: Barlow, James

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: [1958] (c.1956)

Edition: Later Printing?

Seller ID: 23987

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [minor shelfwear to bottom edge, tiny dent in top of rear cover; jacket moderately scuffed and edgeworn, light soiling to rear panel]. Sort of a Rashomon-style murder mystery, with the story told three times, each from the perspective of a different character: a woman who is seduced and then murdered; her killer (whose p.o.v. is descibed as that of "the self-centered, sex-ridden pride of the all-conquering male"); and finally as revealed to the p... View more info

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The Lowlife

By: Baron, Alexander

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Yoseloff: 1964 (c.1963)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23672

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[minimal shelfwear, slight fading to cloth near top of spine; jacket lightly edgeworn, spine slightly sun-browned, minor abrasions at top of spine]. Novel set in London's East End, centering around Harryboy Boas -- a quick-buck hustler in the mold of Pal Joey and Sammy Lee (it sez here) -- "combining the ear of a Damon Runyon, attuned to the sounds of Soho as Runyon was to Broadway, with the clear eye and warm heart of a compassionate observer." According to th... View more info

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Love in Atlantis

By: Barrett, B.L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24349

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[a touch of shelfwear to book; jacket has a teensy nick at top of front panel, minor paper loss at lower extremities]. Novel about a 14-year-old girl, specifically of "her sexual awakening and admission into the never-changing mysteries ('the lore girls need that mothers may not tell them') in a southern California seaside town in the golden, long-ago summers of the 1930's." View more info

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Gerfalcon

By: Barringer, Leslie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Page & Company: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24019

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [solid copy, a little wrinkling to cloth on front cover, some rubbing and scuffing to covers, minor wear to spine extremities, cloth a little faded along spine]. (frontispiece map) Historical fantasy, set in an alternate-universe version of medieval France known as Neustria (the neighboring regions where most of the action occurs are named "Nordanay" and "Honoy"), this was the first book in what came to be known as The Neustrian Cycle. View more info

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Paris Bound: A Comedy

By: Barry, Philip

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Samuel French: 1929

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 23847

Condition: Very Good-


(no dust jacket) [moderately shelfworn, silver lettering on spine heavily rubbed, one-time owner's address on ffep]. Barry's first major hit (immediately preceding the much better-known "Holiday"), this comedy about infidelity had a Broadway run of 234 performances during the 1927/1928 season. It also had the distinction of being the first of the playwright's plays to be adapted for the movies (with Ann Harding and Fredric March, in 1929), and was also produced ... View more info

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Main St. to Malibu

By: Basten, Fred E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Santa Monica CA, Graphics Press: (c.1980)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24608

ISBN: 0-937536-00-8

Condition: Very Good+


[moderate handling wear, tiny bit of scarring to upper corner of front cover, vertical crease near left edge of front cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "All-new photo treasury of celebrated scenes and memorabilia, Yesterday & Today," per the cover legend. Small-format paperback featuring approximately 100 photos taken in and around Santa Monica (most of them "historical" but a number also showing then-contemporary sites and scenes), and up the coast as... View more info

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What is Cinema? Volume II

By: Bazin, Andre (selected and translated by Hugh Gray)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Berkeley/Los Angeles/London, University of California Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24489

ISBN: 0-520-02034-0

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[no discernible wear to book, some faint soiling to edges of text block; jacket has one tiny surface-nick at top edge of front panel, spine slightly tanned]. The second English-language collection of essays by Bazin, "the most important film theorist since World War II, [whose] ideas have been discussed throughout the film world and have influenced film making as well as film analysis. All [the essays] display Bazin's astonishing sensibilities at work on a wide rang... View more info

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A History of the Business Man

By: Beard, Miriam

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23610

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean tight copy with no significant wear; jacket has a couple of tiny edge-tears, shallow chipping at top of spine, teensy-weensy chip at bottom of rear panel]. Miriam Beard (1901-1983), described by one scholar as "the maverick daughter of Progressive reformers Charles and Mary Beard," apparently wrote just two books in her life: "Realism in Romantic Japan" (1930) and this one, jacket-blurbed as "an attempt in a new direction -- the biography... View more info

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Far Morning [*SIGNED*]

By: Bell, Mary Hayley

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London/Melbourne/Toronto, Heinemann: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23698

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[bottom corners bumped, boards bowed slightly outwards; jacket has a ragged closed tear and tiny chip at top left of front panel, a couple of tiny nicks at bottom of rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "For ______ / For beside his bed / sometimes! / With love / Mary." Uncommon book, which resembles a children's book but isn't. It tells the story of a five-year-old boy who "goes to a world above the clouds, across the River of Analg... View more info

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Bonjour Monsieur Lewis

By: Benayoun, Robert

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Paris, Eric Losfeld Editeur: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23584

Condition: Very Good+


[slight curling to right edge of front cover, slight bumping/corner creasing at outer corners Trade PB (B&W photographs) A comprehensive survey, in French, of the career of the comedian whose elevated reputation in France as a great artist of the cinema has long puzzled many Americans -- and a key work for the understanding of that adulation. The author, a Moroccan-born literary and film critic, was one of Lewis's most enthusiastic admirers, and his book has been descr... View more info

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Squeeze Play

By: Benjamin, Paul (pseud. for Paul Auster)

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: New York, Alpha/Omega Book Publishers, Inc.: (c.1982)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23896

Condition: Near Fine


[nice tight clean copy, with just a touch of wear at the extremities]. Trade PB Auster's first novel, a crime yarn "in the tradition of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett" (because, of course), about a former baseball star whose political ambitions are complicated by his entanglement with a shady private detective. This, the true first edition (preceding the much more common 1984 Avon mass-market paperback that's frequently mis-identified as the first), was p... View more info

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Jacob's Well

By: Benoit, Pierre (translated from the French by Angelo S. Rappoport)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, International Publishers: 1926

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23983

Condition: Poor


(no dust jacket) [a reading/reference copy only, heavily worn, front hinge cracked, boards exposed at bottom corners, missing ffep, need I go on?]. Novel about "a Jewess born in the slums of a Levantine seaport [who] becomes a courtesan, selling her favors in the shabby cabarets of Eastern ports." The book was filmed under the title A DAUGHTER OF ISRAEL in 1928, a late silent starring Betty Blythe, of which the New York Times opined that "the most interestin... View more info

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The Sun Grows Cold [*SIGNED*]

By: Berk, Howard

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: (c.1971)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24509

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[light soiling to top of text block, no other signficant wear or blemishes; jacket has a tiny chip, a couple of small closed tears and some associated creasing at bottom of front panel, a couple of tiny edge-nicks and light soiling to rear panel, shallow chip at top of spine]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title: "To ____ -- / Without whom, / who knows? / Howard." "The story of a man caught in an underground existence; the world as it is af... View more info

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Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka; adapted for the stage by Steven Berkoff

By: Berkoff, Steven

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Nimrod Street Theatre: 1978

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 24527

Condition: Good


[several light stains along right edge of front cover, general external soiling; publisher's information crossed out on title page and replaced with a London address, a couple of phone numbers, and a one-time owner's name written in ink beneath]. Text for Berkoff's stage adaptation of the Kafka novel, "first played at the Round House [London] July 1969." Laid in are two programs from a 1977 London Theatre Group production of the play at the Collegiate Theatre. View more info

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Pennine [*SIGNED*]

By: Beswick, Eardley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London/Toronto, William Heinemann Ltd.: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23991

Condition: Fair


(no dust jacket) [solid reading copy, but that's about it: worn/bumped at top and bottom corners (boards exposed), several deteriorated spots on spine cloth, etc.] INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page: "To 'Fraulein' / at Black [Torkey?] / from / Eardley Beswick / Xmas '38." Novel set in and around Lancashire, England, with the action taking place before, during and after World War I. It's in rough enough condition that I probably wouldn't ... View more info

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Original Design

By: Beswick, Eardley

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Minton, Balch & Company: 1933

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23994

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [moderately shelfworn copy, light bumping at several corners, slight exposure of board at bottom front corner, some soiling to edges of text block, gilt lettering on spine and front cover rubbed but still readable; an ex-library book, with label remnants on spine and pocket remnant on front pastedown; descriptive text from dust jacket glued to ffep]. "This vital novel has for its subject the insecurity of life in a machine age economy, though it is i... View more info

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The Chinese Parrot

By: Biggers, Earl Derr

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1926)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 23378

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[nice clean copy, slight fraying and tiny exposure of cloth at top front corner but no other significant wear, "OFFICE FILE COPY" stamped on top of text block, with some related pencil annotation on the ffep; jacket is lightly soiled and moderately edgeworn, with a few tiny nicks and tears]. The second Charlie Chan adventure. In this one, he travels from Honolulu to a California ranch to investigate the murder of a Chinese ranch cook. This was the first of the C... View more info

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Occasion of Sin [*SIGNED*]

By: Billington, Rachel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24358

ISBN: 0-241-10865-9

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [a couple of tiny white stains on bottom edges of covers (paint from an insufficiently-dried shelf, it looks like), light toning to page edges]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To ___ and _____ / Love, Rachel" / London - '83, January 31st." Novel about an ill-fated affair, written (per the author) as an homage to "Anna Karenina," which she considers "the greatest novel ever written. [Her novel] uses the basic s... View more info