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Seasons

By: Bennett, Edith Wilson

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York/Paris, Empire Books: (c.1935)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24712

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dj


[light shelfwear to book, top edge of text block a bit dust-soiled, small bookseller's rubber stamp at bottom corner of front pastedown (Bertrand Smith Acres of Books, Long Beach, California); jacket is worn and moderately soiled, with a small ragged chip at right side of top edge, and a large-ish chunk torn out of the rear panel (unfortunately taking quite a bit of the rear-jacket text with it)]. (color drawings) A curious piece of juvenile (I guess) fiction, about a little boy named Billy, who is seven years old when America enters World War I. (At least that's what the jacket blurb says; ... 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 interesting point about it is that it was filmed in the countries of its backgrounds, which include Turkey, Egypt, Palestine and France... 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 after the population explosion has forced Man to destroy himself. The world of Alex Parnell, as he was newly christened after ... 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 offer it for sale but for the authorial inscription -- I mean, it just might be the only extant Eardley Beswick signature! S... 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 in no sense a 'thesis novel.'" (Well, that's a relief.) The book's setting is a large engineering firm in the English Mi... 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 Chan novels to be filmed -- twice, in fact: by Universal in 1927, with the Chan character (played by Sojin, the first in a lon... 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 structure and characterisation of Tolstoy’s tragic love story but sets the scene in England in the early eighties." Si... View more info

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M-G-M: Hollywood's Greatest Backlot

By: Bingen, Steven, Stephen X. Sylvester, and Michael Troyan

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Solana Beach CA, Santa Monica Press: (c.2011)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24769

ISBN: 1595800557

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice copy, only blemish to book is a faint stain on the bottom edge of the text block (the sort of thing you'd never have noticed if I hadn't pointed it out); the jacket shows just a touch of handling wear]. (B&W photographs, facsimiles) A different sort of movie-studio history, focusing not on the corporate history or even the films as such, but specifically "an illustrated history of the soundstages and outdoor sets where Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced many of the world's most famous films." A delight to browse through, the book makes the point vividly that the old Hollywood studios ... View more info

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Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood

By: Birchard, Robert S.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Lexington, The University Press of Kentucky: (c.2004)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24826

ISBN: 0-8131-2324-0

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep, otherwise like new; jacket similarly nice with just a touch of surface wear, slightly downgraded due only to the price-clipping]. (B&W photographs) A deeply-researched film-by-film examination of the career of "one of the giants of twentieth-century Hollywood." 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 driven the young inmates to the breaking point." Kirkus Reviews, although opining that "this book will never be accused o... 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 'normal' behavior, bearing in mind always that the 'normal' child is to a great extent an abstraction." (I'll say!) Ms. Blac... 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 English novel, set largely in London and dealing with "the post-war clash of the generations," which The Observer's crit... 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 observer and never fully recovered. Although he turned out a dozen or so books in the 1920s and 1930s and even did a bit of sc... 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 and daring which were vanishing from the West. They were realists of romance, who were able to act out their dreams, and di... View more info

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Type-Faces: A Photographic Study of Ward Ritchie [*SIGNED* limited edition; incomplete copy (see notes)]

By: Blanco, Amanda; with a foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Northridge CA, Santa Susana Press: 1988

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 24850

Condition: Near Fine


[brown cloth clamshell box has some minor scuffing to the underside; mounted plates are in Fine condition]. (B&W photographs) SIGNED by the subject, master printer Ward Ritchie, on the title page and also on Plate 12, latterly with an inscription "For old friends from the 1930s -- the Petits"; additionally SIGNED by Lawrence Clark Powell on the limitation page. "Designed, printed and produced by D'Ambrosio, using hand set Della Robbia type and a Vandercook No. 4 proof press . . . under the direction of Norman E. Tanis, Director of Libraries, California State University, Northridg... View more info

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Goodbye, I Guess [*SIGNED*]

By: Blankfort, Michael

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24752

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dj


[light shelfwear to bottom edges, spine moderately turned; jacket shows wear at edges and corners, some scuffing to front panel, dog-earing at top of spine, tiny tear and associated creasing at bottom of front panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page to fellow screenwriter Daniel Taradash: "To Dan / for the many lunches; / the good talk; the years / that passed too swiftly / Mike / December 1962." Blurbed as "an elegy on the many kinds of love: first, last, normal, abnormal, and -- impossible," this novel, set primarily in Beverly Hills and Paris, "chall... 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 Were Made in the Screenplay" (11 pages); a "Transcript with Scene Settings" (essentially a continuity script for... View more info

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Pictorial History of Television [*with more than 200 autographs of TV personalities*]

By: Blum, Daniel

Price: $5,000.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/New York, Chilton Company, Book Division: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23728

Condition: Fair in Very Good dj


[the book itself is intact but heavily worn; the covers appear to have been laminated in some fashion and the spine has been reinforced with clear tape, which has peeled away at the lower left corner of the front cover, plus there is fraying to the cloth along both the top and bottom edges -- all this being understandable, and due to the one-time owner's having kept the book in "heavy service," as explained in the description; the dust jacket is worn at the edges and extremities but is still attractive and serviceable, and as noted has been supplied from another copy of the same book].... View more info