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Cimarron

By: Edna FERBER [signed]

Price: $450.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlop: 1930

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 51swg

Condition: Very Good


1929. Edna Ferber, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Show Boat and Giant, gives us a ripping good read with Cimarron, the story of wandering Yancey Cravat, a pioneer newspaper editor and lawyer. Cravat settles in Osage, a muddy town thrown together overnight when the Oklahoma territory opens in 1889. To this place he brings his wife Sabra, a woman both conventional and well-bred. Against all odds, Sabra develops a brilliant business sense. She makes a success of the newspaper, a success that ultimately leads her to Congress. Through Sabra's eyes we see the violent frontier collide with resentfu... View more info

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Duel in the Sun

By: Niven Busch

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Cleveland, The World Publishing Company: 1946

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: bb38

Condition: About Very Good


Duel in the Sun is a 1946 Technicolor epic Western film directed by King Vidor, produced and written by David O. Selznick, which tells the story of a Mestiza (half-Native American) girl who goes to live with her white relatives, becoming involved in prejudice and forbidden love. The film stars Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lillian Gish, and Lionel Barrymore Illustrated with film stills. About very good in a chipped dj. Inscribed by Niven Busch. Even toning throughout book; a result of pape... View more info

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Goodbye Mr. Chips

By: Hilton, James

Price: $1,750.00

Publisher: London, Hodder, Stoughton: 1934

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: v152

Condition: Very Good


Housed in a custom-made slipcase. Illustrated by Bip Pares. Goodbye, Mr. Chips is a short novel about the life of a schoolteacher, Mr. Chipping. It has been adapted into two feature films and two television presentations. View more info

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I Cover the Waterfront Signed

By: Max Miller [SIGNED]

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1932

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed By Max Miller

Seller ID: v29mp

Condition: Very Good


I Cover the Waterfront is a 1933 American Pre-Code romantic drama film directed by James Cruze and starring Ben Lyon, Claudette Colbert, Ernest Torrence, and Hobart Cavanaugh. Based on the book of the same name by Max Miller, the film is about a reporter who investigates a waterfront smuggling operation, and becomes romantically involved with the daughter of the man he is investigating. Nearly invisible front hinge repair, else bright tight and clean. Dust jacket is included. View more info

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Murder in the Cathredal

By: T. S. ELIOT [signed]

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1936

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 102woo

Condition: Very Good


Murder in the Cathedral, poetic drama in two parts, with a prose sermon interlude, the most successful play by American English poet T.S. Eliot. The play was performed at Canterbury Cathedral in 1935 and published the same year. Set in December 1170, it is a modern miracle play on the martyrdom of St. Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury. The play's most striking feature is the use of a chorus in the Classical Greek manner. The poor women of Canterbury who make up the chorus nervously await Thomas's return from his seven-year exile, fretting over his volatile relationship with King Henry II... View more info

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Night Must Fall

By: Emlyn Williams

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1935

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 125d

Condition: Very Good


A psychological thriller, in a bungalow in a forest in Essex lives Mrs. Bramson, a persnickety and hypochondriacal widow. She pays her niece Olivia a small salary to act as her companion and the household also includes her cook, Mrs Terence, and her maid Dora. When Dora gets pregnant, Mrs Bramson is determined to get the boyfriend to marry her. At the same time, a woman disappears from a nearby hotel. The police begin investigations and, when Dora brings home her boyfriend Dan, Olivia immediately notices that his behavior is not quite normal. He is perpetually putting on an act and soon he wor... View more info

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Seven Keys To Baldpate

By: Biggers, Earl Derr

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlop: 1913

Inscription: Inscribed By Earl Derr Biggers

Seller ID: 128vul

Condition: Very Good


A famous author comes to a summer mountain resort in the dead of winter determined to find peace and quiet to write his next book. But before his first night is out, a steady stream of unexpected visitors begin to fill the hotel... men and women with stories of love, loss, and flight... none of them telling the truth. Before the week is out, there will be gunfire, bribery, fights in the snow, and hidden truths unmasked. "Seven Keys to Baldpate" is a mystery that will leave you guessing to the end. Earl Derr Biggers penned "Seven Keys to Baldpate" long before he created his most... View more info

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Summer and Smoke

By: Williams, Tennessee

Price: $700.00

Publisher: New York, Signet Books # D2019: 1948

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 85hgo

Condition: Very Good


One of Tennessee Williams' most subtle and tender works, Summer and Smoke explores the conflict between the hedonistic body and the lofty spirit. Set in Mississippi, Alma Winemiller, the minister's daughter, has grown up loving the boy who lives next door: John Buchanan, the doctor's son, is a wild, adventurous, mischievous pleasure seeker. He spends the hot Mississippi summers drinking, gambling, and romancing. His only religion is the anatomy chart on his wall, and what it teaches him about man's needs: food, truth, and lovemaking. Alma, on the other hand, is quiet, eccentric, and high-strun... View more info

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The Dragon Murder Case Signed

By: S. S. Van Dine

Price: $1,100.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribners Sons: 1933

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed By S. S. Van dine

Seller ID: 147vvy

Condition: Very Good


The Dragon Murder Case is a 1934 mystery film adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. S. Van Dine, starring Warren William as private detective Philo Vance; Warren William's first starring role. Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone for Warner Bros. Wonderful idea to give a party with people who dislike each other. Late at night everyone decides to go into the pool, except Stamm, who is drunk. Montague dives in as does Greeff and Leland, but only Greeff and Leland come out. Montague is no where to be found so Leland suspects foul play and calls the cops. Luckily, Philo is with the D.A. and ... View more info

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The Latent Heterosexual

By: Chayefsky, Paddy

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1967

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: vw39

Condition: Very Good


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The Lonely Guy's Book of Life

By: Friedman, Bruce Jay

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: bjf15

ISBN: 0070224323

Condition: Very Good


Basis for the 1984 Movie 'The Lonely Guy' starring Steve Martin. If you're a Lonely Guy, says author Bruce Jay Friedman, take heart: There are millions of people just like you out there. Unfortunately, your chances of meeting any of the really attractive ones are slim. "The Lonely Guy's Book of Life" is Friedman's classic manual on handling undesired solitude. Some of his tips (and remember, a woman also can be a Lonely Guy): - Your apartment: The worst view you can have is of a bridge, particularly a "Lost Horizon" type that's obscured in fog at the far end. In no time at all... View more info

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The Road to Rome

By: Sherwood, Robert E.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribnber's Sons: 1927

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed Robert E. Sherwood

Seller ID: 45pum

Condition: Very Good


The author's first book. "The Road to Rome" was the first play of Robert E. Sherwood, and a success on Broadway in 1927. It has a comic situation set in a period of history which allows Mr. Sherwood to work in some of his anti-war feelings. Mr. Sherwood has set his play in 216 B.C., at the time when Hannibal was nearing the end of his march on Rome. Hannibal didn't attack Rome when he reached it, Mr. Sherwood explains, because a certain blond, the bored and sex-starved wife of Rome's dictator, got to him first. When Rome seems doomed, she flees the city and breaks through Hannibal's li... View more info

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The Silver Cord

By: Howard, Sidney

Price: $600.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1927

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 160jgf

Condition: Fine


The printed wrappers of this Theatre Guild Library edition are bound into a contemporary custom-made hard cover binding for thespian Otis Skinner, whose bookplate is mounted on the front paste down. The Sidney Howard inscription is written to Mrs. Otis Skinner. An additional inscription in an unknown hand, as well. Staged on Broadway, and was made into a feature film. A domineering matriarch is less than happy when her son brings home his new bride. She immediately sets to work at sabotaging their marriage as well as the engagement of her younger and weaker son. View more info

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The World is Full of Married Men

By: Jackie Collins

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, World Pub. Co.: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Jackie Collins

Seller ID: jc16

Condition: Very Good


A very scarce signed copy of Jackie Collins' first novel. Made into a film in 1979, starring Tony Franciosa and Carroll Baker. David Cooper works in advertising but spends more time on his love life despite the fact that he is married. When his wife Linda discovers his girlfriends, she decides to find get revenge by having an affair. View more info