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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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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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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

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The Angry Time

By: Bishop, Leonard

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick Fell, Inc.: (c.1960)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23995

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [nice clean book with minimal shelfwear; jacket shows minor wear at lower extremities and spine ends, old price sticker at upper corner of front flap]. "This is the chilling story of an attempted prison break. The prisoners are not the usual convicts; they are teen-age delinquent boys. The prison is no ordinary prison; 'The Castle' is a reform school in New England, where the systematic practice of violence and vice, repression and abuse, has drive... View more info

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Off to a Good Start: A Handbook for Modern Parents

By: Black, Irma Simonton

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: (c.1946)

Edition: 2nd printing (B)

Seller ID: 23580

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nearly flawless book, one tiny mark on spine; jacket very slightly worn at extremities, thin diagonal mark at bottom of rear panel, all jacket flap corners evenly trimmed (but no evidence of price removal, i.e. not "price-clipped" as such)]. (pen and ink drawings) This "simple, non-technical book about the day to day problems which confront the parents of small children . . . represents no extremist or faddist point of view but is based on standards of 'nor... View more info

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Return to Bondage

By: Blackburn, Barbara

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Lincoln MacVeagh / The Dial Press: 1926

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23989

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [a good solid copy with only light wear, but unfortunately some dimwit, years ago, picked the book up after daubing his or her fingers in white paint, leaving several white finger-smudges on the front cover and spine, and some additional white paint stains along the edge of the rear cover; small bookseller's rubber-stamp on front pastedown (Bertrand Smith's Book Store, Long Beach, Calif.)]. Not nearly as kinky as its title might suggest, this is an Eng... View more info

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Lon Chaney: The Man Behind the Thousand Faces

By: Blake, Michael F.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Vestal NY, The Vestal Press, Ltd.: 1993 (c.1990)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24439

ISBN: 1-879511-08-8

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[very nice copy, essentially as new, with no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. (B&W photographs) Lavishly illustrated, beautifully produced biography of the renowned "Man of a Thousand Faces," star of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and numerous other silent classics. View more info

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Medal Without Bar

By: Blaker, Richard

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1930

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23985

Condition: Good+


(no dust jacket) [ex-rental library book with various stamps and a small label remnant on the ffep, minor bumping and light wear to extremities, moderate external soiling, a bit of wear along front joint]. A highly-regarded novel of the First World War, considered one of the first major works to be based on an author's personal combat experiences. Blaker (1893-1940), a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery during the war, was gassed while serving as a forward ob... View more info

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The Wilder Shores of Love

By: Blanch, Lesley

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23080

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[light shelfwear, slight exposure of boards at bottom corners; jacket edgeworn, various small tears, a little paper loss at top of spine and at top left corner of rear panel, small bits of paper loss at both edges of spine near bottom, large but faint water-stain to rear panel and spine]. (B&W photographs, other illustrations) Joint biography of four nineteenth-century European women who lived lives of adventure, in search of "in the East, glowing horizons of emotion... View more info

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William Peter Blatty on The Exorcist, from Novel to Film

By: Blatty, William Peter

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23695

Condition: Near Fine


[nice tight book, light external soiling, faint diagonal crease at bottom right corner of front cover]. Mass Market PB (B&W photographs) A comprehensive history of the creation of THE EXORCIST -- novel and film -- from the perspective of the book's author. Contents: a 39-page introduction by Blatty in which he discusses how he came to write the book and how it began to make its transition from page to screen; his first draft screenplay; a discussion of "Why Changes... View more info

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The Rainbow of Desire: The Boal Method of Theatre and Therapy

By: Boal, Augusto (translated by Adrian Jackson)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London/New York, Routledge:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23968

ISBN: 0-415-10349-5

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, miniscule bends at a couple of corners]. Trade PB "A handbook of exercises with a difference. It is Augusto Boal's bold and brilliant statement about the therapeutic potential of theatre to transform lives. Now translated into English and fully and comprehensively updated from the French, [the book] sets out the techniques which help us 'see' for the first time the oppressions we have internalised." View more info

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Never Go Back; a novel without a plot

By: Boas, George

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: 1928

Edition: 1st Edition (G-C)

Seller ID: 23599

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[moderate wear to spine ends, spine slightly turned, small previous owner's signature and date on ffep; jacket somewhat age-toned, shallow chipping to base of spine]. "A pungent satire of university life," the first (and only) novel by the noted American historian of philosophy, who over a long and distinguished academic career (primarily at Johns Hopkins University, from 1921 to 1956) wrote over a dozen books, including "The Inquiring Mind," "The Li... View more info