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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

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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 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 first novel, "The Restless" (1946), also took place). Although she continued to contribute short fiction to various... 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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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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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

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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 were Isaac Brudno and Hannah Model. [The book is dedicated to a "Dr. Emil M. Brudno."] His family emigrated to the Uni... 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 gorillas, for placement in various zoos; and (b) to take motion picture footage along the way. As a film director, Burbridge (pe... View more info

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Naked Lunch

By: Burroughs, William S.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press, Inc.: [1962] (c.1959)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 24854

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dj


[light shelfwear, mild age-toning to edges of text block, faint tape-stains on both endpapers, one-time owner's address label at top corner of front pastedown; jacket a bit rough, edgeworn, with various tiny tears, slight paper loss at spine extremities, small closed tear with associated creasing at top of front panel, spine a bit faded] Presentable copy of the second printing of the first American edition of this influential work of modern literature. Basis for a 1991 film adaptation by director David Cronenberg. The jacket on this copy ($6.00 printed price; rear-panel blurbs from Burroughs... 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 did not recognize the Real Thing when it came along." Flash forward through twenty years, during which she's become "... 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 Rogers, Bert Williams, Lillian Russell, etc. -- and just as many others whose one-time renown has faded to nothingness: Ladd... 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 Woman' and 'The Embezzler.'" The ten "entertaining sketches and dialogues," written for such journalistic outlets ... 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 this copy of the book is in less-than-pristine condition, it has an interesting provenance: on the ffep is the ownership sign... View more info