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In Praise of Newspapers; and other essays on the margin of literature

By: Capek, Karel (translated by M. and R. Weatherall)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Arts, Inc.: 1951

Edition: 1st English-language edition

Seller ID: 24391

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [slight bumping to bottom corners, otherwise clean and solid; jacket faded at spine, slight paper loss at bottom corners, small chip at top of rear panel, a couple of other insignificant edge-nicks]. "These essays written by a shrewd observer of life are graced by the gentle irony and mischievous humour which Capek handled so well. His first essay looks at the newspaper from a reader's point of view [and] is followed by a concise handbook of twelve m... View more info

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House of Flowers; a musical

By: Capote, Truman (book and lyrics), and Harold Arlen (music and lyrics)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1968)

Edition: Later Printing? (see note)

Seller ID: 23892

Condition: Good in Near Fine dj


[solid clean book, but with some unfortunate deterioration (possibly due to insect-nibbling) to top and bottom edges of both covers (exposure of boards at various points); the jacket is nearly flawless, with just a bit of fading to the title on the spine]. (B&W photographs) Capote's first venture into musical theatre, an adaptation of his own novella about the ladies of a bordello in the French West Indies. First presented on Broadway in 1954, it garnered generally tep... View more info

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David Holzman's Diary

By: Carson, L.M. Kit (screenplay); from a film by Jim McBride

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24415

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[light spotting along spine cloth, minor shelfwear to base of spine; jacket a little surface-rubbed, with very light edgewear, a touch of soiling along edges of rear flap; this was a review copy, with the original publisher's slip laid in at front]. (B&W photographs, including frame blow-ups) The script for the notable independent film, producer-director Jim McBride's first effort. Made (per the jacket blurb) for just $2,500, the film takes the form of the visual and a... View more info

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Even in Laughter

By: Cassady, Constance (pseud. for Constance Wagner), and Ruth Cardwell

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Indianapolis/New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1935)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23993

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [a decent enough copy, but with enough external soiling (and darkening to spine cloth) to give it a somewhat grubby appearance; bumping and slight fraying to upper extremities, old bookseller's rubber-stamped name on front pastedown (Bertrand Smith Acres of Books, Long Beach, Calif.)]. Depression-era novel set in Chicago, examining the effects of the country's economic catastrophe on four different families from four very different levels of the city's ... View more info

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D-Day in Paradise

By: Catto, Max

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1964

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23449

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[a few shallow dents in bottom edges of boards, otherwise a nice clean solid copy with minimal shelfwear; jacket shows some light soiling on the rear panel]. Novel set in the South Pacific, about a Dutch tramp-steamer captain who "rescues" a mysterious prisoner who's being held in chains in the hold of another ship, and gets a lot more than he bargained for. "Red, the prisoner, turns out to be a mercenary soldier, a trouble-maker, a womanizer. But on Christ... View more info

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The Tenth Man

By: Chayefsky, Paddy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1960)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24427

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, no significant wear apart from the teensiest bumping to the bottom corners; jacket similarly nice, with just a minor scuff mark on the spine and a tiny bit of insect-nibbling at the base of the spine; this was a review copy, and has the original publisher's slip laid in]. (B&W photographs) Chayefsky's comedy-drama about a successful young New York lawyer (and lapsed Jew) who's having suicidal thoughts after a nervous breakdown, and rather improba... View more info

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Walk Away from 'Em

By: Chess, Elliot

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann, Inc.: (c.1941)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22091

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice bright clean book, just a trace of wear to extremities; jacket shows a little wear and minor paper loss at spine corners, a few other tiny closed tears, 2.5" split at bottom of front foldover (very unobtrusive)]. If there's such a genre as He-Man Fiction, this would be a prime exemplar. It's the story of "Nicky Wayne, army test pilot, trans-Atlantic flyer, owner of a private landing field and of airplanes which he rents out, with or without himself as pilot... View more info

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Linda: My Own Story

By: Christian, Linda

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers, Inc.: (c.1962)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24133

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[age-toning and light foxing to edges of text block, very slight bumping to top corners; jacket has a few tiny tears and various bits of shallow chipping at edges (possible insect-nibbling), light soiling to rear panel, rubbing/scuffing to spine, heavy wear (a few worn-through spots) along front hinge]. (B&W photographs) Memoir by the Mexican-born film actress, more famous for her relationships (including an early affair with Errol Flynn and a troubled seven-year marriag... View more info

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Tulsa

By: Clark, Larry

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: (c.1971)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 24471

ISBN: 0802137482

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, a little bumped/bent at base of spine, spine itself cracked a little bit there as a result]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) Clark's breakthrough work, stark black-and-white photos of young folk in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, doing drugs and brandishing guns (and with a little sex in it, too, of a particuarly ugly and joyless sort). To quote from the review of the original edition that's reproduced on the back cover of this reissue: "This is not a... View more info

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Les enfants terrible / Les parents terrible [two books]

By: Cocteau, Jean

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Paris, Le Livre de Poche: 1962

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 24467

Condition: Near Fine


[lovely books, clean and tight, virtually as-new with just the teensiest bit of external wear; spines uncreased]. (Le Livre de Poche, nos. 399 and 128) Series Mass Market PB French paperback editions of Cocteau's 1929 novel ("Enfants") and 1938 play ("Parents"). The latter was filmed by Cocteau himself in 1948, and a 1950 film version of "Enfants" was directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. Sold as a pair only; because both these copies were purchase... View more info

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Bells Are Ringing

By: Comden, Betty, and Adolph Green (book and lyrics), and Jule Styne (music)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1957)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23865

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[very nice copy with minimal shelfwear, very light age-toning to edges of text block; jacket lightly browned along spine and inner edges of flaps, shallow insect-nibbling along bottom edges of both flaps]. (B&W photographs) Charming musical about a telephone answering service girl who gets romantically involved with one of her clients. Judy Holliday repeated her Broadway role for the 1960 Vincente Minnelli-directed film version. (The copyright page states that "th... View more info

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A Talent for Loving [*SIGNED*]

By: Condon, Richard

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1963 (c.1961)

Edition: 1st U.K. edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23659

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[one-time owner's small bookplate on ffep, some discoloration to half-title page (probably from a newspaper clipping, once laid-in but now vanished); jacket lightly browned at spine, with some minor soiling]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED in large red-ink letters by the author on the front pastedown. "The cowboy novel to end all cowboy novels," in the author's words, a "non-historical comedy," about a couple of fellows competing to win the hand of the nymphomania... View more info

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Betty Cornell's Teen-age Popularity Guide

By: Cornell, Betty

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs NJ, Prentice-Hall Inc.: 1958 (c.1953)

Edition: 9th printing

Seller ID: 23640

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light wear to extremities, a couple of tiny dents in bottom edges of both covers; jacket lightly rubbed/soiled, a few tiny chips and tears in rear panel]. (pen & ink drawings; B&W photographs) The author endeavors to tell her readers "everything [she] learned as a teen-age model about good looks, grooming and personality . . . all my secrets of poise and glamour in one big book . . . to help YOU become the most popular girl in your set!" The book was reissued ... View more info

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Dog in the Sky: The Authentic and Unexpurgated Odyssey of Runyon Jones

By: Corwin, Norman

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23696

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight clean copy, minimal shelfwear; jacket has a couple of tiny edge-nicks, light discoloration to rear panel]. (pen and ink drawings) Whimsical fantasy about a 10-year-old boy's quest to learn the ultimate fate of his beloved (deceased) dog. (Review copy, with original publisher's reply postcard laid in.) View more info

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Laid Back in Hollywood: Remembering [*SIGNED*]

By: Cotten, Patricia Medina

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Belle Publishing: (c.1998)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24118

ISBN: 0-9649635-1-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, one tiny dent in bottom edge of rear cover; jacket shows just the tiniest bit of edgewear, but no tears or noticeable blemishes]. (B&W photographs) SIGNED (signature only) by the author at the top of the title page. Memoir by the British-born actress, focusing largely on her romance with and long marriage to actor Joseph Cotten. "From the crowning moment of her life, on meeting the dashing handsome Joseph Cotten, Patricia weaves a love story throu... View more info

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After the Genteel Tradition: American Writers Since 1910

By: Cowley, Malcolm, ed.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Company: (c.1937)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24366

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [light external foxing/staining, otherwise a clean and solid copy; vintage bookseller's label (McClelland & Co., Columbus OH) on front pastedown]. Anthology of critical analyses of the work of major American writers during the period 1910-1930. Writers discussed are: Theodore Dreiser, Upton Sinclair, Willa Cather, Van Wyck Brooks, Carl Sandburg, Sherwood Anderson, H.L. Mencken, Sinclair Lewis, Eugene O'Neill, James Branch Cabell, Robinson Jeffers, Edna ... View more info

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Tiger Pride: 100 Years of Little Rock Central High Football

By: Cox, Brian

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Little Rock AR, Arkansas Business Ventures: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23905

ISBN: 0-9765425-0-1

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[book itself is flawless; jacket shows just a touch of surface wear, some minor wrinkling/creasing at bottom of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) "An in-depth review of the school's century of excellence. Each season is captured through compelling narratives and historical photos. You will learn about some of the state's highest scoring games, the national championship game never played because of racial strife, battles against state colleges, the career of two-time ... View more info

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Jezebel's Daughter [original U.K. title: Dark Encounter]

By: Craig, A.R.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1935

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24469

Condition: Very Good in Poor dj


[front hinge starting to give just a bit at the lower end but otherwise a good sound copy, possible ex-library of some sort (with minimal traces, however), moderate wear to extremities, tiny spot on front cover, small bookseller's rubber-stamped name on front pastedown (Bertrand Smith "Acres of Books," Long Beach, California); the jacket, unfortunately, has a large piece torn away from the bottom left area of the front panel (see image), along with sundry other ... View more info

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Car

By: Crews, Harry

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1973

Edition: 1st U.K. edition

Seller ID: 23825

ISBN: 0-436-11671-5

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [minor shelfwear, very slight bumping to top front corner; jacket a little worn at edges and spine extremities, light rubbing to rear panel]. First British edition of this gruesomely funny novel about a guy who agrees to eat a car, half an ounce at a time, in a hotel lobby, for the entertainment (if that's the word) of a national TV audience. Forty-five years on, Crews's outrageous yet weirdly plausible satire on America's love affair with the automobile ... View more info

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The Other Side of Green Hills

By: Cross, John Keir

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann, Inc.: 1947 (c.1946)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24330

Condition: Near Fine in Poor dj


[minimal shelfwear to book, a couple of tiny spots on front cover; the jacket, however, is missing a huge piece at the upper left corner of the front panel, with the paper loss extending across the top of the spine]. (pen and ink drawings) "Five children (one of whom, Ann French, is the storyteller writing ten years after the events set forth) spend a Christmas holiday at an old house in the country [and] become involved in an adventure of unparalleled strangeness.&#... View more info