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Dream Without Ending

By: Parrott, Ursula

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York/Toronto, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1935

Edition: Later Printing? (see note)

Seller ID: 23998

Condition: Very Good-


(no dust jacket) [good sound copy with moderate shelfwear, minor bumping to a couple of corners, a touch of fraying to top right corner of front cover, spine cloth a bit faded, one-time owner's name and address scrawled across front pastedown; also NOTE that there is extensive pencil-underlining and some annotation throughout the first story]. Containing two novelettes and six stories, the book is divided into three sections. The first, "West Indian," presents the two novelettes ("Dream Without Ending" and "A King in Caribbea"), both set on the same Caribbean island. ... View more info

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Easy the Hard Way [*SIGNED*]

By: Pasternak, Joe, as told to David Chandler

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1956)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24603

Condition: Near Fine in Good dj


[faint shelfwear only to book, light age-toning to edges of text block; jacket is somewhat worn, with paper loss at top of spine and top right corner of front panel, plus short tears and associated creasing at top corners of front panel, old price-sticker residue on front panel, miscellaneous other edgewear and light soiling]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED (with just the name of the inscribee and "from:") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Memoir by a slight late-comer to the "Jewish-immigrant-from-Eastern-Europe-becomes-big-shot Hollywood-producer" sweepstakes. Pasternak w... View more info

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Untold Decades: Seven Comedies of Gay Romance

By: Patrick, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1988)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23979

ISBN: 0-312-02307-3

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj


[very nice clean tight copy, no discernible wear; jacket has a couple of tiny surface-scars on front panel, minor soiling along the front flap foldover]. "Seven one-act plays, each in a different setting with different characters, which together trace the romantic comedy of gay male love in America through the last seven different decades," from "the secret sophistication of the international gay scene in the '20s through such variations as the poverty-enforced prostitution of the '30s, wartime revelty in the '40s, Cold War paranoia in the '50s, ghetto ritualization in the '60s, c... View more info

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Long Wharf: A Story of Young San Francisco

By: Pease, Howard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1947 (c.1939)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 24347

Condition: Good+


(no dust jacket) [ex-library book, solid copy with moderate external wear, date due slip and card pocket on rear endpapers/pastedowns; slight fading of spine cloth, a couple of lightly bumped corners]. From the Author's Note: "This story of San Francisco in 1850 is founded upon the fantastic history of the barkentine Niantic, whose name is still proudly seen upon the Niantic Building at the corner of Clay and Sansome Streets. All the events concerning the fires, the lawless Sydney Ducks and the Regulators are authentic." View more info

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Out of the Volcano: Portraits of Contemporary Mexican Artists [*SIGNED* by the photographer]

By: Peden, Margaret Sayers; photographs by Carole Patterson

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Washington DC/London, Smithsonian Institution Press: (c.1991)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24764

ISBN: 1-56098-061-3

Condition: Near Fine


[minor handling wear only, very slight bend to bottom right corner of front cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) SIGNED by the photographer on the half-title page. "In interviews and photographic portraits, [the author] and [the photographer] bring together forty-nine of Mexico's most acclaimed artists in the performing, visual, and literary arts, displaying the creative energy of a nation. Invited into the artists' studios and work spaces, the author and photographer discuss with them individual conceptions of reality and their expression in media as diverse as paint, clay, stone, wood, ... View more info

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Architect: The Work of the Pritzker Prize Laureates in Their Own Words

By: Peltason, Ruth, and Grace Ong-Yan, eds.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers: (c.2010)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24339

ISBN: 1579128475

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[very nice copy, no discernible wear to book; jacket shows just a hint of scuffing, still presents "as new" in protective mylar jacket cover]. (color photographs, sketches, etc.) "Here it is the architects themselves -- 35 Pritzker Prize laureates to be specific, deemed the leading architects in the world -- who speak directly to us about what they do and why. [This is] the first book to document what the Pritzker Prize laureates have said and written about their field. Paired with their running commentary is a selection of their major built works, seen in more than 700 images.&#... View more info

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He Fell Down Dead

By: Perdue, Virginia

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co., for the Crime Club: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24357

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [faint spotting on front cover, age-toning to edges of text block, one-time owner's pencilled name on ffep]. Uncommon mystery novel by a largely unknown author. Per Hubin, this was the fourth of five mysteries Ms. Perdue turned out between 1941 and 1944, before falling down dead herself -- "found dead of natural causes in her bed yesterday by her mother in their home" in Los Angeles, per the L.A. Times of February 24, 1945, which also stated that she had moved to L.A. "for her health when she first became ill." (The same brief notice also reported, incorrectl... View more info

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Roundup Time: A Collection of Southwestern Writing [*SIGNED*]

By: Perry, George Sessions, ed.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York/London, Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill Book Company: (c.1943)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24360

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [light shelfwear, a couple of tiny dents in top and bottom edges of front cover]. SIGNED by the editor, an excerpt from whose novel "Hold Autumn in Your Hand" is included. This anthology is divided into four sections: Short Stories; Novels [excerpts only]; Biography; Criticism. The short stories are: "Early Marriage" (Conrad Richter); "Imogene Caraway" (George Milburn); "Maria Concepcion" (Katherine Anne Porter); "Ragged Individualist" (Don Brown); "So Little Freedom" (Paul W. Horgan); "A Pair of Red-topped Boots" (Jack... View more info

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The Beauty Queen

By: Pfeffer, Susan Beth

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: (c.1974)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24149

ISBN: 0385022565

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, no discernible wear to book at all; jacket shows only a bit of soiling]. An early work by this prolific young-adult fiction writer, probably best known for her science-fiction books. This one tells the story of a recent high-school graduate with ambitions to become a professional actress, but who is nagged by her mother to enter a local beauty contest -- which, "to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins," and then begins to become increasingly sucked into that world. This is a review copy, with the publisher's slip laid in (on which the author's middle name ... View more info

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No Longer than a Sigh

By: Philipe, Anne (translated from the French by Cornelia Schaeffer)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1964

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 25280

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [tiny bump to top front corner, no other significant wear; jacket shows slight wear at extremities, has a couple of small internal tape repairs at spine ends]. The story of the last days of the great French actor Gérard Philipe (so memorable in Rene Clair's 'La Beauté du diable' and other films), told by his widow after his death from liver cancer at the age of 36. "This is not so much the story of a death as it is the story of a great love. It is told with pride and courage, with great sincerity and integrity." View more info

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Tryphena

By: Phillpotts, Eden

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19752

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[very nice copy with virtually no wear to book; jacket is lightly soiled, a bit of wear along top and bottom edges, bottom corner of front flap (not price) clipped] Yet another of this astoundingly prolific author's novels, set (as are many, many others) in the Devonshire countryside. The title character is abandoned by her mother as an infant, then has her life get very complicated at the age of seventeen, when her father suddenly comes back into her life. Over the course of a half-century, Phillpotts turned out three or four novels a year; Agatha Christie was an admirer, as was Jorge Luis... View more info

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Renzo Piano: Logbook

By: Piano, Renzo, with the assistance of Roberto Brignolo (translated from the Italian by Huw Evans)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Monacelli Press: 1997

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24551

ISBN: 1-885254-65-2

Condition: Very Good+


[a bit of edgewear to covers, no other significant wear]. Trade PB (color photographs, architectural drawings, etc.) A sort-of memoir by the famed architect, as he chronicles his projects from the mid-1960s through 1996: "I have tried to relate these adventures here, so that this book may introduce many young people to the extraordinary ritual that is the making of architecture." (He does manage to squeeze out a two-page biography of himself near the end of the book, though.) Includes a register of his works, a list of his collaborators, and an extensive bibliography. View more info

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The Human Face

By: Picard, Max (translated from the German by Guy Endore)

Price: $75.00

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

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23885

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket) [minimal wear, light age-toning to edges of text block; small vintage bookseller's label (Dora Ingram Book Shop and Library, Culver City, California) on rear pastedown]. (B&W plates) A philosophical treatise on the human visage, with heavy religious overtones. View more info

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Always Help a Bird (Especially With a Broken Leg)

By: Pintoff, Ernest

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: (c.1965)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 23651

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[a nice clean book, very light wear to extremities; jacket a little worn along bottom edge, "HarperCrest" gold-foil label at lower left corner of front panel, a little edgewear at front flap foldover]. How a "girl and boy rescue [an injured] bird -- and the part their mother plays in the bird's recovery -- are amusingly presented in this fresh and buoyant book." The first (and I believe only) children's book authored by Pintoff, a prolific television and occasional film director whose most enduring work is a group of five animated short films produced between 1957 and 1963, t... View more info

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Allied Artists Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films

By: Pitts, Michael R.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Jefferson NC/London, McFarland & Company: (c.2011)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23918

ISBN: 0786460466

Condition: Fine


[nice clean as-new book, with no discernible wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs, poster reproductions) An alphabetical guide to the more than 80 feature films in the stated genre that were released by Allied Artists Pictures Corporation between 1952 and 1977, plus 22 more (including the immortal cheapie THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS) that were made by other companies but distributed for TV by Allied Artists. Included for each film are basic production credits, full cast credits, a plot synopsis, and a critical analysis. Among the films discussed are: INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS; HOUSE ON HAUN... View more info

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Billy Wilder / Leo McCarey

By: Poague, Leland

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Diego/New York/London, A. S. Barnes & Co. /The Tantivy Press: (c.1980)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24484

ISBN: 0-498-02181-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


(price-clipped) [a clean, attractive copy, with just a touch of wear to both book and jacket]. (The Hollywood Professionals, Volume 7) Series (B&W photographs) Critical discussions and filmographies on two major American film directors. The final entry in this series, it follows the pattern of combining one much-scrutinized and biographied director with another who remains rather overlooked -- there are several dozen books about Wilder, while it would be another 25 years after this before the appearance of another book about McCarey, and to my knowledge there are still just the two (at least ... View more info

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The Jaws That Bite

By: Pollice, Anthony

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: (c.1970)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24369

ISBN: 0-13-509745-2

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [minimal shelfwear, agency stamps (H.N. Swanson, Inc.) on ffep and half-title page, small pieces of clear tape on both pastedowns and at edges of both jacket flaps (from where jacket was formerly affixed to pastedowns); the jacket itself is just lightly soiled]. "A fast-paced, amusing, and lyrical narrative about the life in crisis of Saul Bannerman, middle-aged merchandising director of Beauty*Pore Cosmetic Co. Solly has all the material accoutrements of a reasonably successful man in our culture: a wife, a good job, a home in an upper-class suburb. Then out of nowhere ... View more info

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A Season of Fear [*SIGNED*]

By: Polonsky, Abraham

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Cameron Associates: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24803

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[solid book with a bit of wear at both ends of spine, pages browned (as typical with this cheaply-manufactured book); jacket has a few small edge-tears, small chip and some associated creasing at bottom of front panel, some paper loss to upper spine extremities]. SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Polonsky's second novel, published (like his first) during the period of his blacklisting by the Hollywood studios, is about a California civil engineer, "a typical American, who signed a loyalty oath with hardly a second thought," only to discover that this simple act in fact has a profound ... View more info

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American Ballet Theatre, 1940-1984

By: Pontarelli, Robert, ed.; photography by Gregory Heisler

Price: $25.00

Publisher: [New York], Ballet Theatre Foundation, Inc.: (c.1984)

Seller ID: 23972

Condition: Very Good


[quite a bit of external handling wear (rubbing, light creasing), but internally Fine]. (color photographs) Souvenir program book, featuring full-length/full-page color photographs and short biographies of the members of the company. Principal dancers: Mikhail Baryshnikov (actually only a close-up, not a full-length shot; he was then almost halfway into his 9-year term as the company's artistic director), Patrick Bissell, Fernando Bujones, Cynthia Gregory, Cynthia Harvey, Susan Jaffe, Gelsey Kirkland, Robert La Fosse, Natalia Makarova, Kevin McKenzie, Magali Messac, Danilo Radojevic, Ross Str... View more info

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Hollywood, the Dream Factory: An Anthropologist Looks at the Movie-Makers

By: Powdermaker, Hortense

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23959

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[no significant shelfwear to book, but with small rust-stains (from paper clips?) at top and bottom edges of both endpapers; jacket shows light surface wear, with a long vertical wrinkle/crease in rear panel, short closed tear (all but invisible) at lower rear hinge]. A renowned "lady anthropologist who has perfected her investigative technique among primitive cultures" turned her sights on the movie capital, "a place of ritual, a place where the secrets of power are of magical significance, a place where superstition, sex and money mingle, where human values are distorted and som... View more info