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

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 about an American scientist who's taken himself off to the deepest jungles of South America in order to conduct hypnosis-based ex... 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 theater -- Camus was an actor, director, and adapter as well as a playwright -- and each testifies to the intense and lucid concern... 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 to 1932," although unfortunately it's only nine pages long and contains virtually no information about Cantor's early talk... 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 printing includes a new introduction by John Crawford 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 methods of carrying on a press controversy -- a form of contest in which neither side ever admits defeat." Other topics t... 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 tepid reviews but managed a respectable run of 165 performances. (The array of talent involved is kind of mind-boggling: Pearl ... 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 years -- who knew that these youngsters were just getting started?) 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 Sources; Film Distributors. Although Lubitsch has certainly been given more fulsome biographical treatments since this volume was... 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 aural "diary" of a film buff and aspiring filmmaker, acting out of "the desperate hope that a scrupulous catalogue... 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 Hollywood film and TV actor. Signed by Author 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 social strata: "Rich man, poor man, beggar man and thief are in it, luxury and want, the cream of easy living and the tig... 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's Island, with its idyllic Christian community, Red's diabolical genius becomes useful when the island is invaded by civiliz... 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 improbably finds himself in an Orthodox synagogue, where he becomes the tenth witness to an exorcism ceremony. The original Broadwa... View more info

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Mattiacci: Occhio del Cielo [*SIGNED*]

By: Ciavolella, Massimo, et al. (texts)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Ravenna (Italy), Danilo Montanari Editore, for the University of California at Los Angeles: 2005

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 24823

Condition: Near Fine


[faint handling wear only]. (B&W and color photographs) SIGNED(?) and INSCRIBED(?) on the title page -- probably by the artist (see below), although quite honestly it's pretty much an illegible scrawl. The limitation page states: "Five hundreds [sic] copies of this book were printed ... on the occasion of the unveiling of Eliseo Mattiacci's Occhio del cielo; the 26th of May 2005." The book contains several brief critical texts (all in both Italian and English; by Massimo Ciavolella, Luigi Ballerini, Paolo Fabbri, and Francis M. Naumann), accompanied by photographs of sculptor Eliseo ... View more info

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John Ford

By: Ciompi, Valeria, ed.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Madrid, Filmoteca Española: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24631

ISBN: 84-86877-00-8

Condition: Near Fine


[very slight handling wear, light soiling to rear cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) Large-format anthology of writings about Ford and his films, with nearly thirty essays on individual films and/or aspects of the director's work. Contributors include Charles Silver, Tag Gallagher, Joseph McBride, Richard Thompson, Peter Bogdanovich, and Bertrand Tavernier -- but PLEASE NOTE that the entire text of this book is in Spanish. Includes a detailed filmography by Tag Gallagher. (A 1987 Ford retrospective in Madrid is referenced in the book's acknowledgements, but this volume would not seem to hav... View more info

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Man of the World: Recollections of an Irreverent Reporter [*SIGNED*]

By: Clarke, Donald Henderson

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, The Vanguard Press: (c.1951)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24627

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[good sound copy, lightly shelfworn, a touch of soiling to top edge of text block; jacket edgeworn, somewhat faded at spine, small chip at top of spine, a handful of other tiny nicks, possible bit of insect-nibbling to top edge of front panel]. INSCRIBED to friends and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Memoir of the author's youthful life as a "gentleman, bon vivant, raconteur, reporter, man-about-town, [etc.]." As a reporter on the New York World and other newspapers, he encountered "a procession of the legendary personalities of the twenties and pre-twenties: actors and actres... 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 purchased from the same estate, and are both in such lovely condition, it would be a shame to separate them. View more info

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Twenty Years on Broadway, and the years it took to get there

By: Cohan, George M.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: (c.1925)

Edition: 1st Edition (B-Z)

Seller ID: 24666

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [spine slightly turned, light dust-soiling to top of text block, spine cloth and gilt lettering thereon somewhat darkened/dulled, a handful of tiny white flecks on spine; bookplate of Hollywood writer-producer Carey Wilson on front pastedown, vintage bookseller's label (Unity Pegues, Hollywood) on rear pastedown]. (B&W photographs) Memoir by one of the most celebrated theatrical performers of the early 20th century, subtitled "The true story of a trouper's life from the cradle to the 'closed shop.'" Cohan's career was, of course, the basis for the highly fictionalize... View more info

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The New York Graphic: The World's Zaniest Newspaper

By: Cohen, Lester

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/New York, Chilton Books: (c.1964)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24784

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[book is moderately shelfworn, light staining along top edge of front cover, a bit of foxing/spotting to top of text block; jacket is wrinkled and somewhat grubby-looking (it had apparently gotten wet at some point), with a bit of paper loss at spine extremities]. (B&W photographs, facsimiles) The behind-the-scenes story of the salacious and sensationalistic New York tabloid of the 1920s, which took yellow journalism to new highs (i.e. lows), yet also nurtured some major journalistic (and other) talents, among them Walter Winchell, Ed Sullivan, and future film directors Samuel Fuller and John... View more info

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Chéri

By: Colette (translated by Janet Flanner)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Albert & Charles Boni: 1929

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24513

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [light bumping to bottom corners, spine cloth a little sun-browned, overall a good solid clean copy; bookplate of longtime MGM writer/producer Carey Wilson on front pastedown]. (B&W illustrations) Originally published in France in 1920, this was the first of Colette's novels to appear in America, and it set off something of a vogue for her work, which lasted until roughly the mid-1930s. It's the story of a gigolo, which playwright-journalist Lewis Galantière called "a brilliant work of character portrayal, tragic in its implications, but on the surface a comedy in a gen... View more info