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Acres of Diamonds: Our Every-Day Opportunities and Their Wondrous, Unsuspected Riches

By: Conwell, Russell H.

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/St. Louis, John Y. Huber Company: 1890

Edition: Early edition

Seller ID: 24703

Condition: Good


(gilt-and-silver decorated cloth; no dust jacket) [moderately worn but still attractive copy; bumping/fraying to bottom corners, general wear to edges of covers; both hinges cracked but holding fairly well; frontispiece tissue-guard slightly torn and wrinkled at one top corner; age-toning to edges of text block, with some light staining on the bottom edge]. (color frontis., B&W plates, engravings, etc.) Uncommon early printing of what could rightfully be considered the granddaddy of modern American how-to-succeed-in-life inspirational books, touted on its jam-packed title page as "a volum... View more info

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Bela Lugosi: Then and Now!

By: Copner, Mike, and Buddy Barnett

Price: $35.00

Publisher: North Hollywood CA, Videosonic Arts: (c.1990)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24528

Condition: Very Good+


[slight vertical bend, no other significant wear]. (Videosonic Arts, Vol. 1) Series (B&W photographs, movie ad reproductions) 98-page magazine-format publication devoted to Bela Lugosi, featuring "rare Dracula photos," a complete checklist of Lugosi's films, and a reprint of a brief article (dated 1934 but otherwise unsourced) by Lugosi entitled "I welcome the romantic role after being typed as 'heavy'." About half the publication is devoted to a general survey of the actor's life and career and a discussion of several books about him, but there are also a couple of articles ... View more info

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Betty Cornell's Teen-age Popularity Guide

By: Cornell, Betty

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs NJ, Prentice-Hall Inc.: 1958 (c.1953)

Edition: 9th printing

Seller ID: 23640

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light wear to extremities, a couple of tiny dents in bottom edges of both covers; jacket lightly rubbed/soiled, a few tiny chips and tears in rear panel]. (pen & ink drawings; B&W photographs) The author endeavors to tell her readers "everything [she] learned as a teen-age model about good looks, grooming and personality . . . all my secrets of poise and glamour in one big book . . . to help YOU become the most popular girl in your set!" The book was reissued in 2014, and gained a sort of retro-appreciation for its Fifties-era tips on everything from hair/skin/figure problems to suc... View more info

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Dog in the Sky: The Authentic and Unexpurgated Odyssey of Runyon Jones

By: Corwin, Norman

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23696

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight clean copy, minimal shelfwear; jacket has a couple of tiny edge-nicks, light discoloration to rear panel]. (pen and ink drawings) Whimsical fantasy about a 10-year-old boy's quest to learn the ultimate fate of his beloved (deceased) dog. (Review copy, with original publisher's reply postcard laid in.) View more info

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Laid Back in Hollywood: Remembering [*SIGNED*]

By: Cotten, Patricia Medina

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Belle Publishing: (c.1998)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24118

ISBN: 0-9649635-1-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, one tiny dent in bottom edge of rear cover; jacket shows just the tiniest bit of edgewear, but no tears or noticeable blemishes]. (B&W photographs) SIGNED (signature only) by the author at the top of the title page. Memoir by the British-born actress, focusing largely on her romance with and long marriage to actor Joseph Cotten. "From the crowning moment of her life, on meeting the dashing handsome Joseph Cotten, Patricia weaves a love story through 30 years of happiness until she was confronted with his ill health. How she reacted and made his final days memorable is ... View more info

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Future Indefinite

By: Coward, Noel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24697

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket) [a very nice clean copy, the teensiest bump to the top front corner of the front cover, and a very slight rubbed-through spot to the cloth at the lower rear joint]. (B&W photographs) The second of Coward's memoirs. The first, "Present Indicative," had been published in 1932; the third, "Past Conditional," unfinished at the time of his death, was issued posthumously in 1986. View more info

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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 St. Vincent Millay, John Dos Passos, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe. Contributors include Robert Cantwell, Lionel Trillin... 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 All-American quarterback Houston Nutt, the unbelievable championship run of Coach Wilson Matthews and much more. This is muc... 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 small chips, tears and general wear]. "Sarah was the daughter of Jezebel, Cornelia Curtois, the sculptress who careened ... 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 cast reprised their roles in the movie, and Crowley supplied the screenplay.) The photo of the playwright on the rear jacket pa... 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 cocky 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 lessons), and "one thing naturally leads to another." 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 contagious enthusiasm that you find yourself making a mental checkup on your outlook on life, your face, your figure, your hair, your... 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 fame on Broadway "with the help of a producer and inspired by a beautiful but heartless woman with whom he had fallen in ... 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 father ended up in upstate New York (specifically the town of Honeyo Falls, a few miles south of Rochester), where he passed th... 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 in Chicago, but gave that up when she starting writing magazine fiction. This, her first novel, was followed by two more, &#... 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 work in the film noir and western genres [that's more like it!] and his films starring Jimmy Stewart, Mann later moved into Col... 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, as well as conversations with Sandra Dee herself -- [the author] separates truth from myth. He tells a moving story not of two... 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 the immediate past and an informative study of the present -- the foundation upon which the future's sound hopes may be base... 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 this case "hidden" might be more appropriate than "lost." Even Slide himself admits that the book's gay cha... 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 Clarence was African-American. There's also an odd scene, about halfway through the book, in which our hero, telling his mother ab... View more info