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The Summer Soldier

By: Zugsmith, Leane

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1938)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24008

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [moderate shelfwear, very light bumping to several corners, a bit of soiling to edges of text block, one-time owner's signature at top of ffep]. Novel about a group of seven people who are sent down South by a New York-based civil rights organization to investigate the violent repression (including lynchings) of mill workers and sharecroppers, and are met with open hostility and worse. Zugsmith was a Kentucky-born journalist and activist who turned out a series of well-regarded proletarian novels in the 1930s; this was her final solo effort as a novelist, although she did co... View more info

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The Public is Never Wrong: the Autobiography of Adolph Zukor [*SIGNED*]

By: Zukor, Adolph, with Dale Kramer

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1953)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24860

Condition: Good in Poor dj


[moderately shelfworn, but with strong age-toning and some dampstaining to edges of text block; jacket is heavily worn along all edges, paper loss at both ends of spine, various small tears, creasing, etc.; NOTE that I've left in place the original white-paper-lined jacket protector which the book came with, because it seems to be sort of holding the jacket together]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the half-title page: "To Dick Williams / My Compliments / Adolph Zukor." Historically specious but still entertaining memoir by the co-founder of Paramount Pictures. Signed by Au... View more info

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Ramparts (October 1967 issue) [cover: John Lennon]

By: {B. Traven} (Hinckle, Warren III, ed.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Ramparts Magazine, Inc.: 1967

Edition: (Vol. 6, No. 3)

Seller ID: 24414

Condition: Near Fine


[light rubbing to covers only]. (B&W & color photos, ads, graphics) There are two items of primary interest in this issue of this erstwhile lefty publication. The first is a "Literary Supplement" featuring journalist and film critic Judy Stone's account of her meetings with the elusive and mysterious writer B. Traven in Mexico (which formed much of the basis for her book "The Mystery of B. Traven," published ten years later); also included is "A Reader's Guide to B. Traven," containing brief discussions of most of his notable novels (although oddly omitting what is un... View more info

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Grierson on Documentary

By: {Grierson, John} Hardy, Forsyth, ed., with American notes by Richard Griffith and Mary Losey

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: (c.1947)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23677

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[very slight bumping to a couple of corners, light age-toning to top edge of text block; jacket moderately worn at edges and extremities, front panel a little rubbed]. A collection of the film writings of the pioneer British documentarian John Grierson. View more info

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Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett, 1921-1960

By: {Hammett, Dashiell} Layman, Richard, ed., with Julie M. Rivett

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Counterpoint: (c.2001)

Edition: 1st printing

Seller ID: 24403

ISBN: 1-58243-210-4

Condition: Near Fine


[nice as-new copy, but for slight fading along spine; no discernible wear, appears unread]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "Here, in his own words, is Hammett the family man, distant but devoted, late with the check but never too late; Hammett the student of political affairs, scanning the headlines from a Marxist perspective; Hammett the lover of Lillian Hellman, delighting in her style, her humor, and her accomplishments, yet always maintaining his life apart from hers." The letters were gathered mostly from private collections, and most were previously unpublished. View more info

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The Letters of Pier Paolo Pasolini: Volume I, 1940-1954

By: {Pasolini, Pier Paolo} Naldini, Nico, ed. (translated by Stuart Hood)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Quartet Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24533

ISBN: 0-7043-2748-1

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very nice copy, just the slight bit of abrasion here and there to edges of text block; minor wrinkling to jacket along top edge]. "Published for the first time in English, [these letters] provide an invaluable insight into the literary and psychological development of a major writer who was also an innovative and influential film-maker." Includes are long extracts from his early diaries and some of his first poems. View more info

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103 Lyrics of Cole Porter

By: {Porter, Cole} Selected, with an introduction and commentary, by Fred Lounsberry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1954)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24777

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dj


[only minor external wear to book, but there are about a dozen or so turned-down upper page corners (diagonally creased), most of which are marking pages on which there is a small amount of underlining (sometimes in pencil, sometimes in ink); jacket moderately surface- and edge-worn, faint beverage-ring stain on front panel, small closed tear at top of front panel]. "Happy is the word for Cole Porter's songs. Some are sentimental, some comic, some sad -- but mostly these lyrics are happy, playful, saucy words that were set to music by one of today's great tunesmiths. And whether they're... View more info

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Robert Shields: Mime in Our Time [*SIGNED*]

By: {Shields, Robert} Hill, Amie (text)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Get the Hook Productions: (c.1972)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24696

Condition: Very Good+


[moderate edgewear to covers]. Trade PB (sepia-tone photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the copyright page: "For Lisa / Silently, Robert." A primarily photographic look at the then-young career of mime Robert Shields, focusing mostly on his interactions with people in San Francisco's Union Square. The same year this book was published, Shields teamed up with (and married) Lorene Yarnell; over the subsequent decade or so they achieved considerable success, even hosting their own network TV comedy-variety show (remember those?) during the 1977/78 season. Signed by Biographee View more info