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Choice Cuts

By: Boileau, Thomas [sic], and Pierre [sic] Narcejac (translated from the French by Brian Rawson)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1966

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24076

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [a good solid copy with minimal wear, but some unsightly foxing to the top edge of the text block; jacket moderately edgeworn, mostly along top and bottom edges]. Blackly humorous novel about a condemned murderer who donates his body to science -- mad science, as it turns out, since he's diced up, post-mortem, and seven different parts of his body end up re-attached to seven very different people. Hilarity (of a very dark sort) and horror ensue. This a... View more info

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The Baby Lamb

By: Boley, Jean

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co.: (c.1948)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23988

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[light wear to book at extremities, a touch of soiling to top of text block, small bookseller's rubber-stamped name on front pastedown (Bertrand Smith's Acres of Books, Long Beach, Calif.); jacket very worn, with tears and paper loss at several corners, more pronounced at spine ends]. The author's second novel, set in the community of American expatriates in Buenos Aires, where (per the jacket blurb) she had "made her home for many years" (and where part of her ... View more info

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John Henry: The Rambling Black Ulysses

By: Bowman, James Cloyd

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Chicago, Albert Whitman & Company: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22121

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[minor wear to book at extremities; jacket a little rubbed/scuffed on front panel, moderate wear and shallow chipping along top edge, uneven fading to rear panel, still colorful and attractive]. (pen & ink drawings, illustrated endpapers) An enhanced retelling of the John Henry legend, "a lusty, robust tale of adventure interwoven with many typical songs and tall tales of the Old South." The author somewhat specialized in this sort of thing, having previously w... View more info

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Death in the Fifth Position [*SIGNED*]

By: Box, Edgar (pseud. for Gore Vidal)

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23617

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[moderate wear to top and bottom edges, tiny nick in cloth at bottom of front cover; jacket is edgeworn, with various small chips and tears, larger chip at top left corner of front panel (and extending into top of spine) that has removed quite a bit of the spine title]. SIGNED by the author (as Gore Vidal) on the title page. The first of Vidal's three mystery novels under the Box pseudonym, published in rapid succession in the early 1950s, after which he abandoned the ... View more info

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The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

By: Brecht, Bertold (translated by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, David R. Godine: 1976

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 23976

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy with no discernible wear to book; jacket shows slight wear at a few corners, tiny chip at bottom rear hinge, a couple of itty-bitty scuff marks on rear panel]. (B&W photo frontispiece) The libretto of Brecht's "epic opera," with music by Kurt Weill, about a city established by a gang of thieves, where the only unpardonable sin is poverty. Originally written in 1930, "the text has never been available until the publication of this edit... View more info

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Champagne Cholly: The Life and Times of Maury Paul

By: Brown, Eve

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc.: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23871

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [good sound copy, light bumping to several corners, a couple of diagonally-creased top page corners, some age-toning to fore-edge, one-time owner's unobtrusive embossed "library of" stamp on both endpapers]. Hard-to-find biography of Maury Henry Biddle Paul, who wrote the N.Y. Journal-American's society gossip column, under the Hearst-owned by-line "Cholly Knickerbocker," from 1922 until his death in 1942, in the process essentially revol... View more info

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The Fugitive: Being Memoirs of a Wanderer in Search of a Home

By: Brudno, Ezra S.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Page & Company: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24331

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [ex-church library book, property label on front pastedown (William M.E. Sunday School); considerable external wear/soiling, rear hinge cracked, spine lettering faded, etc.; a reading/reference copy, no more]. Never heard of Ezra S. Brudno, and have no idea why his "memoirs" might be of interest? Me neither! But Wikipedia, bless 'em, enlightened me on both scores: "Brudno was born in Valozhyn (present-day Belarus) in 1877. His parents wer... View more info

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Gorilla: Tracking and Capturing the Ape-Man of Africa

By: Burbridge, Ben

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York/London, The Century Co.: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24200

Condition: Very Good+


(illustrated cloth; no dust jacket) [a touch of wear to all corners, some age-toning to edges of text block, bookplate of Hollywood writer-producer Carey Wilson on front pastedown; small tear in fore-edge of title page]. (B&W photographs, endpaper maps) A photo-illustrated account by a Florida-based real estate mogul-cum-great white hunter and sometime filmmaker, of an expedition/safari he made into the Congo in 1924/25, with two purposes: (1) to capture a number of gori... View more info

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Nobody Lives Forever

By: Burnett, W.R.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21909

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[attractive copy with light shelfwear to bottom edge, vintage price sticker on rear pastedown; jacket shows some wear at spine ends, short closed tear and associated diagonal crease at bottom of rear panel]. "The adventures of a big-time swindler, who starts a carefully organized campaign to swindle a rich, unworldly widow and becomes entangled in a tragic situation impossible to foresee." Basis for the 1946 Warner Bros. film of the same name, starring John Garf... View more info

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Dark Hazard

By: Burnett, W.R.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1933

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 23809

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dj


[solid copy, moderate shelfwear to bottom edge, light dust-soiling to top of text block; jacket is edgeworn and rubbed with a little paper loss at spine ends, but the main blemish is a long and ragged closed tear that runs up the front hinge to about the middle of the spine, then turns and extends about 2/3 of the way across the front panel (it's not overly obtrusive, though, being held well in place by the clear jacket protector; it's actually more visible in the scanne... View more info

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The Petter

By: Burton, Beatrice

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1927)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24189

Condition: Good+ in Fair dj


[decent enough copy, moderate wear to extremities, soiling to edges of text block, a few tiny bits of white paper stuck to spine and rear cover, residue from the underside of the jacket, which is extensively dampstained with some paper loss at spine corners]. The story of a young woman who got a reputation as "the petter" while still in her teens, "because of many of her light affairs with men, [and] because life seemed just a series of petting parties, she ... View more info

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Vaudeville

By: Caffin, Caroline (the book), and Marius de Zayas (the pictures)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Mitchell Kennerley: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23641

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [good sound copy, moderate wear to extremities, hinges and binding fully intact, gilt lettering still bright on spine and front cover; top edge gilt]. (caricature sketches) A survey of the vaudeville scene of the day, with discussions and caricature sketches of nearly fifty leading performers. Many legendary names are included -- Harry Lauder, Nora Bayes, Ruth St. Denis, Vernon and Irene Castle, Elsie Janis, Houdini, Annette Kellermann, Al Jolson, Will... View more info

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The Baby in the Icebox, and Other Short Fiction

By: Cain, James M.; edited by Roy Hoopes

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: (c.1981)

Edition: First Trade Edition

Seller ID: 23915

ISBN: 0-03-058501-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, just a touch of wear along top edge of rear cover, appears unread; jacket similarly nice, bright and colorful with just a tiny black vertical line at the left edge of the front panel, and a long vertical crease in the rear flap]. "The first book to collect the best of [Cain's] shorter work -- selected short stories and sketches together with one of his finest serials, the novella published as different times under the titles 'Money and the Wo... View more info

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American Earth

By: Caldwell, Erskine

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24350

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [Good only; the book obviously absorbed some moisture at one time and the text block is a bit warped and lightly stained throughout; there is some external soiling as well, with the dampstaining most noticeable on the spine]. The author's first story collection, containing 25 short pieces, published the year before "Tobacco Road" established him as one of the foremost (and most controversial) literary chroniclers of the American South. Although ... View more info

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Film Quarterly (Summer 1962) [cover: drawing for OF STARS AND MEN]

By: Callenbach, Ernest, ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1962

Edition: (Vol. XV, No. 4)

Seller ID: 24422

Condition: Very Good


[moderate edgewear to covers, mostly along spine]. (B&W photographs) Highlights of this issue: an interview with Harold Lloyd; a long article by Pauline Kael, consisting of "remarks on movie critics and some recent movies," most notably Jack Clayton's THE INNOCENTS, but also taking in A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and WEST SIDE STORY (which is also reviewed separately in this issue by Albert Johnson), among others; a rundown on "Films of the Quarter," with cont... View more info

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Film Quarterly (Fall 1962) [special issue: Antonioni]

By: Callenbach, Ernest, ed.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1962

Edition: (Vol. XVI, No. 1)

Seller ID: 24423

Condition: Very Good+


[minor edgewear, light surface handling wear; a nice clean copy]. (B&W photographs) This entire issue, except for a few pages of reviews of "Films of the Quarter," is devoted to a monograph by Ian Cameron on the work of Michelangelo Antonioni, "the finest screen poet of this lostness which is also our own." Laid in is a folded sheet of printed program notes on L'AVVENTURA, written by Derek Hill and copyrighted by Art Film Publications of Los Angeles. View more info

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The Man Inside; being the record of the strange adventures of Allen Steele among the Xulus [*SIGNED*]

By: Calverton, V.F.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22861

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[very nice book, clean and tight, thin diagonal scrape mark across top edge of text block (light scrape on red topstain); jacket lightly edgeworn, a couple of tiny closed tears at top of rear panel INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To Upton Sinclair / one of America's / very best / V.F. Calverton." The second (and last) novel by this radical writer and literary critic, who died at the age of 40 in 1940, this is a utopian-fantasy sort of tale abou... View more info

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Caligula & Three Other Plays [The Misunderstanding; State of Siege; The Just Assassins]

By: Camus, Albert (translated from the French by Stuart Gilbert)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1960 (c.1958)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 23899

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice clean book, tiny bump to top front corner, faint soiling to edges of text block; jacket lightly soiled, one short tear at top of front panel, looks like it's been very shallowly nibbled by bugs along the top and bottom edges and at the rear flap foldover]. "The first complete publication, in English, of Albert Camus's major work as a playwright before 'The Possessed.' All four plays are the superb stage pieces one would expect of a versatile man of the theate... View more info

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My Life is in Your Hands

By: Cantor, Eddie, as told to David Freedman

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Blue Ribbon Books: 1932 (c.1928)

Edition: 5th printing

Seller ID: 22139

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[wear to cloth at spine ends, bottom front corner heavily bumped, bottom rear corner slightly bumped, double signature of one-time owner on ffep; jacket rubbed/scuffed, with shallow chipping along top edge, minor paper loss at several corners]. (B&W photographs) The first of Cantor's several memoirs, originally published in 1928, when he was 36 years old and had been in showbiz for over half his life. This edition incorporates "a New Chapter Bringing the Story Up t... View more info

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Stunt Man: The Autobiography of Yakima Canutt

By: Canutt, Yakima, with Oliver Drake

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Norman/London, University of Oklahoma Press: 1997 (c.1979)

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 24446

ISBN: 0-8061-2927-1

Condition: Near Fine


[lovely copy, essentially as new with just a couple of tiny surface-scratches on the front cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) Autobiography of the man generally acknowledged as the king of movie stuntmen, whose career as a stunt performer and second unit director of action sequences stretched from the silent days into the 1970s. With a Foreword by Charlton Heston and and Afterword by John Wayne -- both men having benefitted greatly from Yak's work on their movies. This... View more info