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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

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The Mark Hellinger Story: A Biography of Broadway and Hollywood

By: Bishop, Jim

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc.: (c.1952)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24640

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[good solid copy, minor wear evident at spine ends and bottom corners; jacket also shows wear (with a few tiny nicks) at spine ends, short closed tear and associated minor crease at bottom of front panel, light rubbing/edgewear]. (B&W photographs) Biography of the Broadway columnist turned Hollywood writer/producer, who died in 1947 at age 44. 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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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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Theatre World: Season 1946-47

By: Blum, Daniel, ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Theatre World: (c.1947)

Edition: (Volume III)

Seller ID: 24574

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[slight bumping/fraying to top right corner of front cover, no other significant wear; jacket is edgeworn, missing about one inch from top of spine with paper loss extending a bit into both the front and rear panels]. (B&W photographs) A review of the theatre season from June 1, 1946 through June 1, 1947 -- not just Broadway, but also covering many important regional theatres, national touring companies, off-Broadway, various Shakespeare festivals, certain plays that op... 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

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When in Disgrace [*SIGNED*]

By: Boetticher, Budd

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara CA, Neville: 1989

Edition: First Trade Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24568

ISBN: 1882747690

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[tiny nick in cloth at bottom of rear cover, no other significant blemishes; jacket has a tiny closed tear and some associated horizontal creasing/wrinkling at top of rear panel. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED ("For ______ ______ / with my best regards") and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Memoir by the noted film director and bullfighting aficionado, primarily devoted to his long struggle to produce a documentary film about legendary matador Carlos A... View more info

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Fritz Lang in America

By: Bogdanovich, Peter

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Praeger: 1969 (c.1967)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24520

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [minimal shelfwear to book, tiny bookstore rubber-stamp on ffep (Larry Edmunds Bookshop); jacket lightly edgeworn, a bit of creasing/wrinkling at bottom edge of front panel]. (Praeger Film Library) Series (B&W photographs) Extensive interview with the expatriate German director, conducted by Bogdanovich in 1965; certainly one of the longer and more comprehensive interviews Lang ever granted. The focus is almost exclusively on his American films (beginni... View more info