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Secret Agent X-9 and the Mad Assassin

By: Storm, Robert

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Racine WI, Whitman Publishing Company: (c.1938)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23845

Condition: Good+


(stiff card covers) [binding intact, with only modest external wear, mostly in the form of the bumped and worn corners that BLBs are prone to; unfortunately the front cover has been somewhat blemished by some misguided, pencil-wielding child (I assume) who has inserted a single line inside each of the letters on the cover]. (The Better Little Book, No. 1472) Series Better Little Book adaptation of "the Famous Detective Strip," which had the distinction of being created (in 1934) by Dashiell Hammett, and originally drawn by Alex Raymond. Both departed the strip early on, however, and a... View more info

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The Motion Picture Theater: Planning, Upkeep

By: Stote, Helen M., ed.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Society of Motion Picture Engineers, Inc.: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24785

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[book is nice and clean, with just a touch of shelfwear; jacket has small tears at most corners with a bit of associated paper loss at same, some horizontal creasing along top edge due to having long been mis-aligned on the book]. (B&W photographs, tables, figures) "Thirty-eight articles on the technical aspects of motion picture theater planning, construction, maintenance, modernization, and theater television, prepared for presentation before the Society of Motion Picture Engineers." Following two introductory articles, the pieces are arranged in eight categories: Physical Construc... View more info

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Who Tells Me True

By: Strange, Michael (pseud. for Blanche Oelrichs)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1940

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 25020

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[good solid book, but with some deterioration to cloth at top of spine, tiny stain at the bottom of the fore-edge, one-time owner's signature and date on front pastedown, another one-time owner's bookplate on ffep; the jacket is attractive to the naked eye, but has been internally reinforced/lined with brown paper, and upon close examination is revealed to have had some touch-up/restoration work done on the spine (including the overpainting of what looks to have been a call number of some sort, and the replacement of a chip at the top)]. (B&W photographs) Memoir by the poet, playwright and act... View more info

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Miss Peggy Lee: A Career Chronicle [*SIGNED*]

By: Strom, Robert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Jefferson NC, McFarland & Company: (c.2005)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24464

ISBN: 0786495685

Condition: Very Good+


[very slight dog-earing to a couple of cover corners, soft diagonal crease in lower section of rear cover, bumped at top rear cover at spine]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) SIGNED by the author (signature only) on the half-title page. "From her birth on May 26, 1920, to her final recording on August 26, 1995, to the New Yorker's obituary from February of 2002, this chronological record covers every moment of [Peggy Lee's] professional life. Detailed entries describe recordings (both albums and songs), radio and television appearances, her work in films, and her songwriting efforts, drawing... View more info

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The Pink Palace Revisited: Behind Closed Doors at the Beverly Hills Hotel

By: Stuart, Sandra Lee, and John Prince

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fort Lee NJ, Barricade Books Inc.:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24388

ISBN: 0-942637-84-4

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[the faintest bit of foxing on top edge of text block, otherwise a nice clean book; jacket a bit rubbed, one tiny puncture-wound at left edge of front panel]. (B&W photographs) A follow-up to Stuart's 1978 book "The Pink Palace," this volume provides "an up-to-the-minute look at what has happened to the Beverly Hills Hotel in recent times [and] an insider's peek behind the scenes of one of the most famous hotels in the world [where] virtually every star and wannabe has scooped avocado dip in the legendary Polo Lounge." (Her newly-acquired co-author, John Prince, is described ... View more info

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Lindsay Anderson

By: Sussex, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Praeger: 1970 (c.1969)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 25116

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[minimal shelfwear to book; jacket lightly worn along spine, tiny tears at a couple of corners]. (Praeger Film Library) Series (B&W photographs) Monograph on this influential British filmmaker, covering his activities as a critic and his early work in the theatre, television and documentary films, as well as his feature film directing career -- which at that time consisted of just three features, THIS SPORTING LIFE (1963), THE WHITE BUS (1966) and IF.... (1968). Included is an excellent filmography, including credits of his theatre, TV and documentary work. View more info

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Children of Ruth

By: Sutton, Marvin

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Greenberg: Publisher: (c.1934)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23310

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [light shelfwear, slight bumping/fraying to bottom front corner, faint bookseller's vintage rubber stamp (Bertrand Smith's Book Store, Long Beach, California) at bottom corner of front pastedown; jacket shows some wear along top edge, a few tiny nicks and tears, light scuffing]. Per the jacket blurb, this novel, first published in England in 1933, is "an absorbing and moving story of English countryside life [which] presents vividly the conflict of slow-dying feudal conditions and the spread of urban influences." Various laudatory quotes from various British reviewers... View more info

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Hollywood Undressed: Observations of Sylvia, as Noted by Her Secretary

By: Sylvia

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23878

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [spine moderately turned, fading/rubbing to spine (lettering almost unreadable), top front corner bumped, one-time owner's modest embossed library stamp on both endpapers, vintage bookseller's label (Satyr Book Shop, Hollywood) on rear pastedown]. A sort-of biography of "Madame Sylvia" (real name, Sylvia Ulback, nee Symnove Johanne Waaler), a Norwegian-born masseuse-cum-dietary/fitness guru to the stars, who during her years in Hollywood (1926-1931) seemingly laid hands on just about every female star of any standing (and a few males too), at least if this furiously na... View more info

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Monsieur Beaucaire [*SIGNED* by the author and the co-star of the film]

By: Tarkington, Booth

Price: $500.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: [1924] (c.1900)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23433

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[light wear to cloth at top and bottom of book, faint dampstain on bottom edge of text block; jacket a bit edgeworn, slight paper loss at lower spine extremities, a ragged closed tear (almost invisible) extending from the top rear hinge across the spine to about two inches from the top of the front hinge]. (6 sepia-toned stills, plus 2 on endpapers) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the verso of the frontispiece illustration: "Inscribed with / great pleasure for / Miss Bebe Daniels / Booth Tarkington / May 1924"; and additionally SIGNED by Bebe Daniels herself, in pencil, on the ff... View more info

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Further Adventures of Lad

By: Terhune, Albert Payson

Price: $2,000.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: (c.1922)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22683

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[good solid book, light wear to top and bottom edges of covers, a bit of dust-soiling to top of text block, offsetting/discoloration to endpapers, faint old bookseller's stamp on rear pastedown (H.S. Stratford Co., Los Angeles); jacket a little edgeworn, minor paper loss at bottom front hinge and along top edge of rear panel, spine somewhat darkened and lightly spotted, mild rubbing/scuffing to front panel illustration but still quite attractive]. (color frontispiece) The second of the author's three books about a fictionalized version of his own dog. In the wake of the enormous popularity o... 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

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: $200.00

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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Child of Pity: The Little Prince Rides Away

By: The Princess Radziwill, with the collaboration of Grace Adele Catherwood

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Sears Publishing Company, Inc.: (c.1930)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16448

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [solid, square book, minor wear at extremities, light spotting to top edge]. A fanciful historical novel about the last days of Tsar Nicholas II and his family, told as the story of the Tsarevich Alexei, the hemophiliac youngest child and only son of Nicholas and Alexandra. The author (1858-1941) was a Russian-born Countess who became a Princess when she married the Polish-Lithuanian Prince Wilhelm Radziwill in 1873. (Do the math: she was 15.) She became a prominent (if somewhat scandal-plagued) figure at the Imperial courts in Germany and Russia in the late 19th and early... 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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Black Bart Brigade: The Outlaw Magazine (issue number 1, November 1971)

By: Thomas, Irv, ed. ("Chief Outlaw")

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Canyon CA, The Black Bart Brigade: 1971

Edition: (No. 1)

Seller ID: 24838

Condition: Near Fine


[light handling wear, old address label (mostly peeled off) on rear cover]. (B&W graphics) Not exactly "countercultural," rather a sort of personal-liberationist periodical from the late-hippie (or early-New Age) era. As befitting an inaugural issue, there's quite a bit of space given over to statements of aims and philosophies, etc., e.g.: "Black Bart Brigade is primarily directed toward middle-age, middle-class, middle-income America, the kind of people who seldom go out of their way to find liberating publications." Contents include: "Alternative: The New Vocations Pro... View more info

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Designing Obama: A Chronicle of Art & Design from the 2008 Presidential Campaign

By: Thomas, Scott

Price: $600.00

Publisher: (n.p.), Post Press: (c.2010)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24824

ISBN: 0615284191

Condition: Fine


(decorated boards; no dust jacket, probably as issued) [lovely copy, with no discernible wear]. (color photographs and graphics) The full, lavishly-illustrated story of the design of the logos and other graphics for the 2008 Presidential campaign of Barack Obama, widely considered a groundbreaking effort of its kind. (It seems like a lifetime ago, doesn't it?) The book was funded through a Kickstarter campaign, in the early years of that fundraising platform. As reported on the VentureBeat website in 2012: "The design director for the 2008 Obama presidential campaign, Scott Thomas was a... 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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4 Novels: The Getaway; The Killer Inside Me; The Grifters; Pop. 1280

By: Thompson, Jim

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Zomba Books: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25305

Condition: Very Good


[moderate wear, a bit of staining near top of front cover; binding solid, internally clean]. (Black Box Thrillers) Series Trade PB Four of Thompson's best -- all of which have been filmed at least once. View more info