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Danton's Inferno: The Story of a Columnist and How He Grew

By: Walker, Danton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Hastings House: (c.1955)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21174

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[top corners lightly bumped, bottom corners also lightly bumped and just a teensy bit split, light dust-soiling to top of text block; jacket edgeworn, various small chips and tears, soiling, etc.]. (B&W photographs) Memoir by the longtime New York Daily News columnist, who covered the Broadway beat for the paper from the mid-1930s until his death in 1960. View more info

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Houdini: A Definitive Bibliography: A Description of the Literary Works of Harry Houdini

By: Weltman, Manny

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Van Nuys CA, Finders/Seekers Enterprises: (c.1991)

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 15331

Condition: Near Fine


[nice copy, faint smudging on front cover, extremely light bumps at a couple of corners]. (facsimile reproductions) Despite the title, the author admits in a brief preface that "it is really not completely definitive." Still, it represents twenty-five years of dedicated research, and is very nicely done. Divided into five sections: Books, Pamphlets, Articles; Houdini's Reports on Variety Acts in The New York Dramatic Mirror; Harry Houdini's Articles Published ... View more info

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Will Rogers at the Ziegfeld Follies

By: Wertheim, Arthur Frank, ed.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Norman/London, University of Oklahoma Press: (c.1992)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8659

ISBN: 0-8061-2357-5

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[tight, clean, as-new copy; very faint surface rubbing to jacket]. (B&W photographs) The book "features the humorist's writings and poignant observations on society during World War I and the Roaring Twenties. Included in this unique collection are two of Rogers' most popular books, 'The Cowboy Philosopher on the Peace Conference' and 'The Cowboy Philosopher on Prohibition.' In selections from his weekly articles and 'The Illiterate Digest,' Rogers lampoons the lea... View more info

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Alaska and the Job

By: Wilcox, Paul L.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Boston, Branden Press: (c.1976)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11790

ISBN: 0-8283-1603-1

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[good solid copy, minor wear at spine ends, very light staining to page edges; jacket shows some staining/discoloration along edges and on rear panel]. "As Manager of Heavy Construction in Alaska for a large international construction firm, [the author] was witness to the great military buildup taking place in Alaska in the late 1950's. [This book] is mainly about people. Native Aleuts and Eskimos; sourdoughs and Cheechakos who have made Alaska their home; banking... View more info

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Lillian Wald: Angel of Henry Street

By: Williams, Beryl

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Julian Messner, Inc.: (c.1948)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16457

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[a bit of wear to cloth at spine ends, otherwise a tight clean book; jacket is clean and attractive, despite a jagged chip at top of spine (not affecting any text) and an almost-invisible two-inch split at bottom front foldover]. (B&W line drawings) Biography of the nurse-activist who co-founded the Henry Street Settlement on New York's Lower East Side, to provide health care and other services to immigrants and the poor, and is generally regarded as the founding mother... View more info

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And There I Stood with My Piccolo

By: Willson, Meredith

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1948

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 12696

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dj


[good solid copy, faint dampstain on top edge (with very light bleeding into top of a few dozen pages), some mild spotting/scuffing to front cover, very faint dampstain at top of rear cover; quite a nice example of the easily-worn (and in any case rather scarce) dust jacket, with just a couple of tiny tears and a very shallow chip at top of spine (no text affected)]. The first of the popular composer's several memoirs, this one with a great deal about his childhood in M... View more info

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They Call Me Coach [*SIGNED*]

By: Wooden, John, as told to Jack Tobin

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Waco TX, Word Books: 1976 (c.1972)

Edition: 5th printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17097

ISBN: 0-87680-305-2

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [nice clean copy, light bumping to bottom corners; jacket lightly edgeworn and a bit rubbed, slightly color-shifted at spine, small closed tear at bottom right-hand corner of front panel]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED ("Thank you, _______, for your interest in this coach / Best wishes,") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, additionally dated 10/11/76 in his hand. Inspirational memoir by the legendary UCLA basketball coach (named "Greatest C... View more info

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The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan

By: [Tynan, Kenneth] Lahr, John, ed.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bloomsbury: 2001

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Seller ID: 14594

ISBN: 1-58234-160-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, no significant wear, very light browning to page edges; jacket shows just a trace of surface handling wear]. (B&W photographs) "Irreverent, indiscreet, wildly funny, sad, shocking and inspiring, the legendary diaries of Kenneth Tynan are above all compelling literature. For over three decades, on both sides of the Atlantic, Tynan was at the hot center of the theater and film worlds. He knew everybody; and everybody wanted to know him. His diaries... View more info