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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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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

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The Boys in the Band

By: Crowley, Mart

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: (c.1968)

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 23975

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight clean copy, spine slightly turned, a touch of wear to cloth at spine ends; jacket lightly browned at spine, minor soiling]. Groundbreaking drama about a group of gay men who gather for a friend's birthday party, get drunk, and engage in various emotionally-revelatory activities. The play premiered off-Broadway in April 1968, and was still running more than two years later when the William Friedkin-directed film version was released. (The entire original cas... View more info

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Tom B. and the Joyful Noise

By: Cushman, Jerome

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Westminster Press: (c.1970)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24115

ISBN: 0-664-32467-3

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj


[no discernible wear to book; jacket has a very shallow chip and a one-inch closed tear at top of front panel, otherwise just lightly edgeworn (mostly along top edge of rear panel)]. (pen and ink drawings) Story for young readers about Tom B., "a cockly little black boy who uses his shoeshine kit as a passport to explore New Orleans," falls in love with jazz in the French Quarter, meets the Preservation Hall musicians (one of whom promises to give him trumpet les... View more info

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Lilly Daché's Glamour Book

By: Daché, Lilly (ed. by Dorothy Roe Lewis)

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/New York, J.B. Lippincott Company: (c.1956)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23734

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[slight bumping/fraying to cloth at top corners and top of spine, light soiling to edges of text block, one-time owner's signature at top of ffep; jacket moderately edgeworn, some paper loss at both ends of spine, spine also slightly darkened]. The noted French-born but New York-based millinerista (I made that up), whose fashionable hats were all the rage in the 1930s and 1940s, here "explains the finer points of this illusive thing called glamour with such contagio... View more info

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The Singing Fool [Photoplay Edition]

By: Dail, Hubert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1928)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23622

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[book is nice and clean with minimal wear, previous owner's label on front pastedown, another owner's pencil signature on front pastedown and small name-stamp on ffep; jacket moderately edgeworn, with a bit of paper loss at several corners]. (8 B&W film stills) Novelization of Al Jolson's second film -- an "all-talkie," unlike THE JAZZ SINGER -- in which he played kind of a version of himself, in this case a singing waiter, "Al Stone," who skyrockets to ... View more info

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An Album of Memories

By: Daily, Wendell P.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Camarillo CA, (published by the author): 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24591

Condition: Very Good-


(no dust jacket, probably as issued) [light external wear, one-time owner's pencilled name at top of ffep; one photographic plate is detached from the binding]. (B&W photographs, pen and ink drawings) Self-published autobiography/family history by a guy who was born in Michigan in 1875 and ultimately spent most of his life in Southern California (specifically Ventura County). His family headed west in a covered wagon when he was six years old, but somehow he and his fa... View more info

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They Waited for the Night

By: Dale, Virginia

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24007

Condition: Very Good in Fair dj


[a decent, solid copy, bumped at corners but otherwise only lightly shelfworn; jacket is pretty rough, with heavy edgewear, a split about halfway up from the bottom along the front hinge, small piece missing from lower right corner of front panel, various other tears/creasing, etc.]. "A novel of backstage, written with inner knowledge and sophisticated wit by an important new author." The author, a Chicago native, had begun her career as a film and drama critic ... View more info

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Anthony Mann: The Film Career

By: Darby, William

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Jefferson NC/London, McFarland & Company: (c.2009)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24430

ISBN: 0786438398

Condition: Fine


[nice clean as-new copy, with no discernible wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "This detailed study of the career of Anthony Mann argues Mann's prominence and influence alongside contemporaries like John Ford. Mann (1906-1967), who was active in Hollywood and Europe, directed or produced more than 40 films, including THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE and GOD'S LITTLE ACRE. [Seriously? Those are the two films they chose to single out in the blurb?] Best known for his wo... View more info

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Dream Lovers: The Magificent Shattered Lives of Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee

By: Darin, Dodd, and Maxine Paetro

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23849

ISBN: 0-446-51768-2

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [very light soiling to edges of text block, but generally appears unread; jacket shows only very light surface wear, rates Near Fine in external appearance, downgraded to Very Good only due to a somewhat crude job of non-diagonal price-clipping]. (B&W photographs) A dual biography of the pop singer and the actress, by their son. "Drawing on the words of those who knew them -- from George Burns to Dick Clark and members of Bobby's and Sandy's family, a... View more info

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Odyssey Through Hell

By: Davies, Raymond Arthur

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, L.B. Fischer: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24001

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[light shelfwear, slight fading to cloth at base of spine; jacket has a medium-size chip at bottom of front panel (unfortunately taking out some of the author's name), various other small chips, nicks, and tears, a little paper loss at spine ends]. Subtitled (on the jacket flap only) "From Death to Life in Eastern Europe," this book chronicles the suffering of the Jews (especially those of Eastern Europe) during World War II, offering "a vivid presentation of... View more info

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The Opening of a Door

By: Davis, George

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: 1931

Edition: 1st Edition (G-F)

Seller ID: 22995

Condition: Near Fine in Good dj


(price-clipped) [slight bumping and light wear to spine ends, otherwise a solid unblemished book; jacket a little tattered, with paper loss at outer corners of front panel and surrounding both ends of spine, general soiling, browning to spine, horizontal tear/split in middle of spine (with a teensy bit of paper loss)]. This novel, the author's first, written when he was just twenty-four, earned a place in Anthony Slide's reference guide "Lost Gay Novels," but in... View more info

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I Love You, Mary Fatt

By: Davis, Russell F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Signet Books (D2058): 1962 (c.1961)

Edition: 1st printing

Seller ID: 24029

Condition: Very Good


[moderate soft creasing in front cover, a little wear to extremities, spine tight and uncreased]. Mass Market PB First-person narrative by a lovestruck adolescent, one Clarence Bascomb, likened in the cover blurbs to Holden Caulfield and Booth Tarkington's Penrod. There's something about this book that I can't quite put my finger on, e.g.: although the narrator and all the primary characters are white, the cover illustrator seems to have somehow had the idea that Clare... View more info

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Slaves of Freedom

By: Dawson, Coningsby

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23679

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[a little wear to book at lower extremities, slight bumping to top of spine, light dust-soiling and age-toning to edges of text block, attractive vintage bookplate on 2nd ffep, paper-clip marks at top of ffep and 2nd ffep, contemporary newspaper clipping about author affixed to copyright page and facing page; jacket heavily edgeworn, slight paper loss at top corners and top of spine, tiny puncture hole mid-spine, diagonal scrape on front panel]. Think of yourself as a s... View more info

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How to Write Words for Songs

By: Day, Julius E.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, Reynolds & Co.: 1936

Edition: Unknown edition

Seller ID: 23207

Condition: Very Good+


[moderate edgewear to covers, due to slight overlap of text block; otherwise a nice clean copy, with vintage bookseller's label (Foyle's, London) at bottom corner of inside front cover]. (B&W photographs) "With hints by the following Famous Song-writers:- Bert Lee, Francis Barron, Leslie Sarony, Leslie Holmes, [and] The Western Brothers," and including a Preface by Bobby Howes. You remember Bobby. No? In addition to all the good advice from all these famous s... View more info

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Yvonne: An Autobiography

By: De Carlo, Yvonne, with Doug Warren

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1987)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 24530

ISBN: 0-312-00217-3

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[spine slightly turned, otherwise a nice clean copy with no significant wear; jacket has a few small tears and associated creasing along top edge, a little visible wear at base of spine, short closed tear at bottom rear hinge]. (B&W photographs) Memoir by Ms. De Carlo, who had a long career as "a cabaret-singer and dancer, Broadway actress, opera singer, and film and television actress." She "talks with candor about her difficult childhood, her dreams of su... View more info

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And Promenade Home [*SIGNED* twice]

By: de Mille, Agnes

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: (c.1958)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23473

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[light shelfwear, a bit of spotting/soiling to top of text block; jacket edgeworn with a little creasing near bottom of front panel, small open tear (minor paper loss) at bottom front foldover, small chip at upper left corner of front panel and extending a bit into top of spine]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED ("For Tony Caswell / with best wishes") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, and additionally INSCRIBED (generically, "with best wishes") and SIGNED... View more info

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The Master of Santiago, and Four Other Plays

By: de Montherlant, Henry (translated from the French, with a Preface, by Jonathan Griffin)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1951

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24367

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[a touch of fading to cloth at base of spine, dust-soiling to top of text block, previous owner's signature (Sanora Babb, American poet-novelist) on ffep, with her occasional pencil check-marks in margins; jacket faded at spine, a little paper loss at spine extremities, light soiling and corner-wear]. "One of the foremost dramatists of contemporary France, as well as a novelist and polemicist of intense power, [the author] is a figure of perennial controversy. Now ... View more info