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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

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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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The Rolling Stones: An Illustrated Record

By: Carr, Roy

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Harmony Books: (c.1976)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24597

ISBN: 0-517-526417

Condition: Very Good+


[nice clean book, light edge- and surface-wear to covers, minor fingertip-creasing to front cover]. Trade PB (B&W and color photos/graphics) "The first complete guide to every Rolling Stones recording with an uncompromising pictorial diary of the Stones' careers, riots and incredible lifestyles, [featuring] 200 illustrations, a diary of events, all possible recording details, and an interview with Mick Jagger." (In 1976, the band had been together for a mere 14... View more info

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Ernst Lubitsch; a guide to references and resources

By: Carringer, Robert, and Barry Sabath

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, G.K. Hall & Co.: [1978]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24532

ISBN: 0-8161-7895-X

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice copy with just a touch of shelfwear and one tiny stain to bottom of text block]. (A Reference Publication in Film) Series (B&W photo frontispiece) Comphensive reference guide to Lubitsch's life and work, divided into the following sections: Biographical Background; Critical Survey; The Films (including synopses, full credits and notes); Writings about Ernst Lubitsch; Writings, Performances and Other Film Related Activity; Archival Sourc... 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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My Point of View: Poems and Drawings [*SIGNED*]

By: Casey, Bernie

Price: $75.00

Publisher: (n.p.), Published By the Author: (c.1971)

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24518

Condition: Near Fine


[slight wear to extremities, spine a little faded]. (pencil drawings) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the limitation page, following the title page: "To: ____, / Peace + / Best Wishes, / Bernie Casey / 63/250." Poems and pencil drawings (the latter mostly of a sexual/erotic nature) by the ex-pro football halfback and wide receiver, who followed up eight moderately successful seasons in the NFL with an equally moderately successful 30+-year career as a Holl... 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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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