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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: $200.00

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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Always Ask a Man: Arlene Dahl's Key to Femininity

By: Dahl, Arlene

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1965

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 24337

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[minor shelfwear only, a touch of soiling to bottom edge of (white) boards; jacket shows a bit of smudging and light soiling, but still very presentable]. (pen and ink drawings) Being true to her concept in researching this all-purpose how-to book of femininitization technques, the author, blurbed as an "internationally-known film star and one of the world's loveliest women," claimed to have "interviewed hundreds of discerning males on the subject of women and beauty -- stars of motion pictures, Broadway and television, statesmen, noblemen, businessmen, and members of internationa... 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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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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With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together [*SIGNED*]

By: Davis, Ossie, and Ruby Dee

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: (c.1998)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24927

ISBN: 0688153968

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[sharp-looking copy, virtually as-new but for the teensiest bumping of the top corners; jacket similarly nice, with just a touch of crinkling at the spine ends]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED ("To Mom + Dad / congratulations on your 54th") and SIGNED by both authors on the title page (the inscription itself and Ossie's signature in black ink; Ruby's signature and an added date (10/28/98) in green ink). Joint memoir of the two great African-American actors and activists, who married in 1948 and frequently performed together until Davis's death in 2005. The book is structured as a kind ... 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

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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 swinging single, footloose and fancy free? Think again, my friend -- you're just not seeing your shackles. "The slaves o... 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 songwriters you've never heard of, a substantial part of the book is taken up with a concise rhyming dictionary, no doubt just... 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 on a tipped-in leaf following the title page. The great dancer/choreographer's second memoir, "the story of failure and ... 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 for the first time five of his most successful and important plays have been translated into English ... in textually complet... View more info

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Dracula: The Vampire Play

By: Deane, Hamilton, and John L. Balderston

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Nelson Doubleday, Inc.: [1979]

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 23981

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[beautiful copy, no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. "The Vampire Play," really? Like they have to remind us what Dracula's gig was? This printing ties in with the 1977-80 Broadway revival of the old chestnut, which starred a raven-tressed Frank Langella (pictured on the front jacket panel) biting the scenery as the immortal Count (and earning a Tony nomination in the process). Although there are no photos bound into the text, this copy includes the original Curtain Time (book club) flyer, which features four stills, plus a (not-very-good) reproduction of the Edward Gore... View more info

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Personals

By: DeLamater, Eleanor

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: (c.1931)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25027

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear to bottom edge, a few spots of fading on both front and rear covers, minor soiling near bottom of front cover; jacket lightly worn along top and bottom edges, short closed tear and very slight paper loss at top right corner of front panel]. The narrative device for this novel of small-town life, set on a small island off the New England coast, is the use of personal-news items in the local newspapers as chapter headings. The author then "takes these notes, dull on the surface, and backward and forward, retrospect and present, weaves her picture of the town, its romance a... View more info

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Mask of Silenus; a novel about Socrates

By: Deutsch, Babette

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24742

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[light shelfwear to book, age-toning and light spotting to top edge of text block, front hinge starting; jacket has a large-ish chip at upper left corner of front panel (extending a bit onto the top of the spine) and a closed tear that extends into the upper middle section of the jacket, also a little paper loss at base of spine (which is also a bit age-browned); tiny chip and diagonal closed tear at top of rear panel]. "Though [the author] has of necessity leaned heavily upon the Dialogues and has been as faithful as possible to the historic facts, her interest is that of the novelist rat... View more info

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Vietnam at 24 Frames a Second: A Critical and Thematic Analysis of Over 400 Films About the Vietnam War

By: Devine, Jeremy M.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Jefferson NC/London, McFarland & Company, Inc.: (c.1995)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24607

ISBN: 0-89950-848-0

Condition: Fine


(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice clean tight copy, as-new with no discernible wear]. (B&W photographs) The subtitle says it all. Appendixes: Vietnam Films Listed Alphabetically; Vietnam Films Listed Chronologically; Vietnam War Documentaries; Film Distributors. Full index by name and film title. View more info

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Njegos: Poet - Prince - Bishop

By: Djilas, Milovan (translated by Michael B. Petrovich)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & World: (c.1966)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24412

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[light bumping to bottom corners, otherwise a good solid copy with no significant wear; mostly-white jacket is nice and clean, with just a touch of edgewear and one small closed tear at top of rear panel, minor creasing at bottom right corner and top left corner of front panel; review copy, with publisher's slip laid in at front]. (endpaper maps) Biography of "the greatest poet the Serbian language has ever known." He was "a man of action as well as bishop and literary artist [who] ruled his country [Montenegro] from the age of eighteen until the year of his death, 1851, at the a... View more info