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A Tree is a Tree

By: Vidor, King

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, Harcort Brace & Company: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: b45mm


A re-run of a famous moving picture director's career has a very personal touch and the appeal of the technical side of movie-making. Bitten by the bug at an early age in Texas, he sold tickets, ran the projector and shot his own pictures, learning the hard way about cameras, lights, action -- and story. His brashness carried him to New York then to Hollywood, where he went from directing short subjects to feature films. He elaborates on the problems presented in each of... View more info

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Adventures of a Novelist

By: Atherton, Gertrude

Price: $135.00

Publisher: New York, Blue Ribbon Books: 1932

Inscription: Signed by Gertrude Atherton

Seller ID: 28bv


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Citizen Nader

By: Ralph Nader [ Charles McCarry ]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Saturday Review Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Ralph Nader

Seller ID: rn47


Signed by Ralph Nader on a tipped in bookplate. First edition of author's first book. View more info

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Confessions of a Guidette

By: Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: vbj16


Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has a lifestyle most guidettes dream about. But can she help it if she was born to love fake tans and juiceheads? In this must-have guide to being a guidette, America's favorite pint-sized princess shares her secrets for ROCKING it, Jersey-style. View more info

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Country Gentleman

By: Chet ATKINS [inscribed]

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Chicago, Henry Regnery Company: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: blh130


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Editor To Author, The letters of Maxwell e. Perkins

By: Perkins, Maxwell E

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner's: 1950

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: mep5


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Hints On Entering The Practice Of Law

By: Tracy, John Evarts

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Edwards Bros.: 1933

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: jet01


Professor Tracy practiced law for more than a quarter century in Michigan, New York City, and Chicago before joining the Michigan University Law School faculty in 1930. "Professor Tracy had a rare gift for bringing the practicalities of the law into the classroom and into his personal consultations with students," Dean E. B. Stason has commented. "He performed invaluable service in his advice to young attorneys embarking upon legal careers." Among his bo... View more info

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Hollywood in a Suitcase

By: Davis, Sammy Jr.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed Sammy Davis

Seller ID: 23mmm


The book is a collection of Mr. Davis' memories; his friends and the others who helped him overcome barriers, racial and later physical, as he struggled to make the transition from Vaudeville to Hollywood. Sammy Davis recalls Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, John Wayne and of course, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. He has the ability to "spill the beans" concerning some of these legends in an intimate, loving way. The honesty with which he reviews ... View more info

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In the Service of the King

By: Aimee Semple McPHERSON

Price: $400.00

Publisher: New York, Boni & Liveright: 1927

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed By Aime Semple McPherson

Seller ID: boj54


Very good. Front hinge professionally repaired. Book presents very nicely. View more info

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Leaving Home

By: Buchwald, Art

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1993

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: ab02


SIGNED bookplate on half title. View more info

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Letters Of Eugenie De Guerin

By: Eugenie De GUERIN & G.S. Trebutien [ed]

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co.: 1866

Seller ID: edg15


Binding by Arthur Colley. 1/2 blue morocco / gilt. Top edge gilt; . Marbled endpapers View more info

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Memories and Commentaries

By: Stravinsky, Igor; Robert Craft

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: is125


Inscribed to Mary E. Allen, a noted patron of the arts. Few would dispute that Igor Stravinsky was the greatest composer of the twentieth century. Conductor and writer Robert Craft was his closest colleague and friend. Together they published five acclaimed collections known as the Conversations series, which sprung from informal talks between the two men. In this volume Craft brings Stravinsky's reflections on his childhood, his family life, professional associates, and... View more info

Men And Memories [ in two volumes]

By: William ROTHENSTEIN

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann: 1931

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: wr5


8vo. two volumes. Nicely illustrated. View more info

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My Side of the Road

By: Lamour, Dorothy; McInnes, Dick

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New Jersey, Prentice-Hall: 1980

Inscription: Inscribed By Dorothy Lamour

Seller ID: mmm10


Filmdom's favorite Jungle Princess. Raymond Massey, is a "charming pussycat", Betty Grable is "the sweetest woman in the world", and Carole Lombard is a "darling idol". When Bing Crosby and Bob Hope finally try to bounce Dotile off the Road to. . . shows, does she wax caustic . We get an occasional peek at the perils of stardom- in Hurricane, she and Jon Hall were battered by twelve airplane engines, dry leaves, sulphur, and two thousand gallons... View more info

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Private Correspondence of William Cowper - 1st American Edition

By: William COWPER Esq.

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, E.Littell, A. Small... et al.: 1824

Seller ID: wc5


Published in Philadelphia in 1824, the 1st American edition. William Cowper was one of the most popular poets of his time. Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him "the best modern poet", William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak, he was a nephew of the poet Judi... View more info

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Rails Under My Back

By: Jeffery Renard Allen

Price: $19.99

Publisher: San Diago, Harcourt Inc.: 2000

Inscription: Signed by Jeffery Renard Allen

Seller ID: jra6


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Reflections of a Lunar Voyager

By: Duke, Charles M. Jr.

Price: $1,400.00

Publisher: No Place, No Pub.: 2002

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 480khop


Charles M. Duke is one of twelve human beings to have walked on the moon. This is his handwritten account, [one of only 4-6 copies thus] entitled "Reflections of a Lunar Voyager", on a single sheet. The sheet has the Apollo 16 emblem at the top and is signed and dated by Charles M. Duke. Housed in a custom-made, mixed media clamshell case. View more info

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Religio Medici

By: Browne, Sir Thomas

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Brentano's:

Seller ID: stb11


1/2 leather & gilt. TEG. Bound by Stikeman for Scribner's View more info

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Seligman Solomon Society - Alumni of the Hebrew Orphan Society

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, 1937

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1ss


Faux blindstamped leather; gilt. 'Fiftieth Anniversary 1887-1937'. 1/4" loss to the top of the spine. View more info

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The First Saint Omnibus

By: Leslie CHARTERIS [signed]

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Sun Dial Press: 1941

Inscription: Signed by Leslie Charteris

Seller ID: 97opq


Attractive bookplate on front pastedown. Very good in a better than good dust jacket. Born Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin, Leslie Charteris was a half-Chinese, half English author of primarily mystery fiction, as well as a screenwriter. He was best known for his many books chronicling the adventures of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint." Foreword by Leslie Charteris The Man Who Was Clever (from Enter the Saint) The Wonderful War (from Wanted for Murder) The Story of ... View more info

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The Gay Illiterate

By: Parsons, Louella O.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Doran: 1944

Inscription: Signed by Louella Parsons

Seller ID: nmr15


This book is square, sharp, clean, and tight. Dust jacket lightly chipped at some edges. Signed only on the ffe. View more info

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The Maiden & Married Life of Mary Powell

By: Mary POWELL

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, M.W. Dodd: 1830

Seller ID: mp5


Published circa 1830. 12mo. Brown, beveled bds./ gilt. Pencil Inscription Dated 1867. View more info

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The View from Eighty

By: Malcolm COWLEY [signed]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1980

Inscription: Signed by Malcolm Cowley

Seller ID: mc30


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The Wind At Myt Back - the Life and Times of Pat O'Brien

By: Pat O'BRIEN [inscribed]

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company: 1964

Inscription: Inscribed By Pat O'Brien

Seller ID: lki13


A memoir that includes Cagney, Rockne, Reagan, and Ragtime. Excellent! View more info

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Thoreau

By: Canby, Henry Seidel

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1939

Seller ID: hsc18


SIGNED limited edition. 1 of 265. Illustrated. VG+ in a good slipcase biography / New England View more info

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Tony Bennett / in the Studio / A Life of Art & Music

By: Tony Bennett [signed]

Price: $400.00

Publisher: New York, Sterling: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 53oij


Tony Bennett is one of the world's most loved musical legends. What many of his admirers may not know, however, is that Bennett, under the name of Anthony Benedetto, is also a successful painter whose works hang in major museums and galleries. In this text, Tony reflects on his career. Limited edition CD housed on the inside of the rear board. Event guidelines for the reading and discussion, laid in. Approx. 11x11.5 inches. In pristine condition throughout. View more info

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Two Lucky People: Memoirs

By: Friedman, Milton;Friedman, Rose D.

Price: $900.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., Univ of Chicago Pr: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed By Milton Friedman and Rose Friedman

Seller ID: dod256i


In Two Lucky People, Rose and Milton Friedman provide a memorable and lively account of their lives, the people they knew, and the work they shared. Their involvement with world leaders and many of this century's most important public policy issues moves their memoir beyond the merely personal and makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in the history of twentieth-century ideas. "The Friedmans come across as the last Enlightenment thinkers in a post-modern wo... View more info

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Wallenda - A Biography of Karl Wallenda

By: Ron Morris

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Sagarin Press: 1976

Inscription: Signed By Karl & Riella Wallenda

Seller ID: mnx50


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