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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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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: $50.00

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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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 opened out of town and never made it to Broadway, dollops of dance and ballet, etc. It's hard to imagine a book that page-for-... 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 Limits of Reason" and "Vox Populi." Boas received his education primarily at Brown University and UC-Berkeley (ear... View more info

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A Japanese Omelette: A British Writer's Impressions of the Japanese Empire [*SIGNED*]

By: Bodley, (Major) R.V.C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Tokyo, The Hokuseido Press: (c.1933, 1934)

Edition: Unstated edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24678

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [a nice clean book with minimal shelfwear, spine cloth slightly faded; PLEASE NOTE, however, that the title page has come loose from the binding]. (B&W photographic plates) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To Carmelita Wilson / primarily to prove to Carey / that the author once posessed / a uniform / appreciatively / Ronnie Bodley / Hollywood / Oct. 1935." The author had served in the British Army during World War I, and after the war, acting on the suggestion of T.E. Lawrence (of Arabia) that he "go live with the Arabs," he spent seven years ... 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 Arruza. Edition limited to 1,000 copies. Jacket illustration by Barnaby Conrad. Signed by Author View more info

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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 authorial team was responsible for the books on which the great films DIABOLIQUE and VERTIGO were based, but alas the screen a... View more info

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The Shining Tree: A Christmas Story

By: Borden, Lucille Papin

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23791

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, a trace of dust-soiling to top of text block but otherwise just minimal wear to both book and jacket]. Novel about a six-year-old discovered wandering around New York's Pennsylvania Station -- "blind and dressed in rags, but with an accent that suggests breeding"; oh, and she's got amnesia, too. Her discoverer, an orphaned newsboy, hauls her off to the boarding house where he resides, and the usual cross-section of humanity that's found in such places (in novels, anyway) -- a brilliant but anti-social doctor, a violinist, a beautiful young thing, a beautician, a ste... View more info

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Doctor Brodie's Report

By: Borges, Jorge Luis (translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni, in collaboration with the author)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24780

ISBN: 0-525-09382-6

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [minor shelfwear to book, spine very slightly turned; jacket shows just a bit of surface wear, minor wrinkle along top edge of rear panel]. Eleven stories by the great, notoriously-non-Nobel Prize-winning Argentine author. View more info

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Nearer the Earth

By: Borst, Beatrice

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1942)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22539

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[light shelfwear, a touch of foxing to cloth at edges of covers and along hinges; jacket bright and attractive, slight wear to base of spine, small closed tear at bottom front hinge]. This "story of a well-bred girl's coming of age" was that years winner of the Avery Hopwood Award, which has been presented at/by the University of Michigan since the early 1930s. The New York Times critic, altough noting that the book was "a far cry from the brash and earthy realism" of the previous year's winner, Maritta Wolff's "Whistle Stop," praised it as "an earnest and sincere ... 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 written "epics of American folklore" about Paul Bunyan, Winabojo (an Ojibwe spirit-boy) and Pecos Bill -- the latter t... View more info

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Death in the Fifth Position [*SIGNED*]

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

Price: $300.00

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 genre (even though the books remained in print in paperback for many years thereafter). Francis Nevins's verdict on the Box ... View more info

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My Next Bride

By: Boyle, Kay

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: (c.1934)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25044

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[minor shelfwear, spine cloth faded, some fading to cloth around edges of covers; jacket a little darkened at spine, minor wear to bottom corners]. An early work by Boyle (her fourth published novel), "the story of an American girl who drifts from the middle west to New York, and finally to Paris, in her search for life as well as for a living. It is the story of her first experiences in love and what they bring her to. . . . Unlike other books about American exiles, this story is filled with a nostalgia and longing for American voices and words and substances as well as for the American ... View more info

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Us Ladies [*SIGNED*]

By: Brady, Mariel

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton-Century Company: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16718

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[solid copy, slight fraying to bottom corners, minor wear at spine ends, light dust-soiling to top edge; jacket has some shallow chipping along the top edge, a bit of paper loss at spine ends and bottom right-hand corner of front panel, general rubbing/scuffing]. INSCRIBED, SIGNED and dated (November 8, 1937) by the author on the dedication page. "Genevieve Gertrude," the red-headed schoolgirl who is the heroine of this episodic novel, was the author's signature character, having first appeared in stories published in "Good Housekeeping" magazine. (This book was in fact repr... 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 edition." [NOTE: Weill's music is not included in this volume.] 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 revolutionizing the reporting of society news. The author, who worked for Paul for twenty-five years, was in a unique position to... View more info