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Image for American Cinematographer - 50th Anniversary Issue, January 1969

American Cinematographer - 50th Anniversary Issue, January 1969

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, American Cinematographer Magazine: 1969

Seller ID: 1301


Small 4to, embossed hardcover. Presentation copy from film editor Herb A. Lightman to the Watts Training Center. Very good. View more info

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This is Television

By: Carrickford, Richard

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller: 1967

Seller ID: 016001


Third, revised edition (1967) of Ralph Steadman's first book appearance. The first edition was published in 1958 and is quite scarce. VG-Near fine copy; some erased pencil marks on end-paper and some very light foxing in upper right corner of title page. In VG d/w with a few small nicks and some light spotting on back cover. View more info

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e Vere's Negro Sketches and Endmen's Gags

By: De Vere, William

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Charles T. Powner Co: 1946

Seller ID: 111511


The 1946 reprint of a minstrel book first published in 1924. Fine copy; no chops or tears -- just some very light age-toning to the news pulp pages. View more info

Devere's Negro Sketches / Recitations and End-Men's Gags

By: Devere, William

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Charles T. Powner: 1946

Seller ID: 111102


1946 reprint of a book first issued in 1924. 8vo illustrated wrappers. 130 pp. A collection of minstrel gags, jokes, and speeches 'adapted to the use of amateurs and professionals.' Fine copy; no chips or tears - mild age-toning to the news pulp pages. View more info

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They All Sang

By: Edward B. Marks

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Viking Press: 1935

Seller ID: 081507


3rd printing (1935) but warmly inscribed by author Edward Marks to Hollywood writer/producer Jerry Wald on the birth of Wald's son. Walk wrote and produced several classic films, including the musical Stars Over Broadway and the Bogart classics Dark Passage and Key Largo. The inscription is on the front free endpaper and is dated 1942. The book itself is in fine condition except for some yellowing on the front and rear-paste-downs where the dust wrapper flaps rested agai... View more info

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Knight's Gambit

By: Faulkner, William

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1948

Seller ID: 042404


1st ed., 8vo in dustjacket. This copy from the library of Hollywood film producer Jerry Wald, and bearing his inked signature on the front end paper. Wald produced the Faulkner films The Sound and the Fury and The Long Hot Summer. The book is very good-near fine with just some light discoloration in the top right front corner of the binding. The dust jacket is good only. No large tears but has a 1/2" closed tear at front lower spine, a 1/2" open tear at upper spine, a ... View more info

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The Art of Walt Disney . From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms

By: Finch, Christopher

Price: $110.00

Publisher: New York, Abrams: 1973

Seller ID: 10502


The true first edition (1973) with the original 3-dimensional applique of Mickey Mouse and acetate dustjacket. The book itself is in fine condition, with the white cloth still bright on the front and with just some minor soiling along the top and bottom edges of the back cover (from shelf-wear). The acetate d/w has some scuffs and a few crayon marks and has two 3" closed tears on the back a 1/2" closed tear on the front. View more info

The Law on Horseback and Other Stories

By: Hart, William S.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Times-Mirror Press: 1935

Seller ID: 122902


1st ed. (1935) in dust-jacket, inscribed to western film actor Guinn "Big Boy" Williams. (Dodge City, Santa Fe Trail, the Comancheros). A good copy; interior is clean and tight. Front hinge is a little loose at top, but fully intact. A few stains inside front cover where the inked signature bled when the book was apparently closed before the ink dried. 1/2" light stain on front cover, otherwise exterior has average wear but no significant defects. Only the front panel of... View more info

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The Rat Race

By: Kanin, Garsin

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, Dramatists Play Service: 1950

Seller ID: 081404


1st ed., (1950) in dust-jacket. Inscribed by Kanin to Academy Award winning Hollywood producer-director Jerry Wald. [The Roaring Twenties (1939), The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), Destination Tokyo (1943), Mildred Pierce (1945), Peyton Place (1957), An Affair to Remember (1957). The book itself is in fine condition with no defects other than some light discoloration from the dust jacket resting inside back cover. The dust jacket has no large tears, but is chipped along ... View more info

Dead End

By: Kingsley, Sidney

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1936

Seller ID: 081403


A 1936 copy, but not the first printing. In dust jacket with $2 price inside front flap and notation of 245 titles in the Modern Library on back flap. With three wood-engravings by Julian Wehr. This is the book that inspired the "Dead End Kids" films. The book itself is in fine condition with no defects other than very light age-toning along top edge. The jacket is good only with a 1" open tear on back, several smaller nicks along top edge and bottom of spine, darkened s... View more info

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Matsukaze / A Japanese No Play by Kwanami Translated into English by Dan Frank Waugh

By: Kwanami aks Kanami

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Privately Printed by Dan Frank Waugh: 1933

Seller ID: 07152


8vo, decorated rice-paper over boards, 1/4 vellum. 36 pp. Matsukaze( Wind in the Pines?) is one of the most highly regarded of Noh plays. It tells of two ghost sisters — Matsukaze (Wind in the Pines) and Murasame (Autumn Rain) — who await their lover long after his and their deaths. Interior pages on rice-linen. Fine in original black cardboard slipcase; the slipcase s split open but present. No. 8 of 75 copies. View more info

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The Wild Party

By: March, Joseph Moncure

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 042405


1st ed.(1928, 8vo without dustjacket. Privately published in an edition of 200 copies, this copy unnumbered. The Wild Party is a book-length, jazz-age narrative poem. It was widely banned but a publishing success nevertheless perhaps because of the controversy. The poem tells the story of two lovers who live in a decadent style that March depicts as unique to Hollywood. They decide to have one of their parties, complete with illegal bathtub gin and the couple's colorful,... View more info

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Nel Paese Delle Meraviglie: I Cartoni Animati Muti Di Walt Disney = Walt In Wonderland : The Silent Films Of Walt Disney (Italian And English Edition)

By: Merritt, Russell & J. B. Kaufman

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Edizioni Biblioteca dell'immagine: 1992

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k18022501

Condition: Near fine.


1st ed. 4to, softcover. Signed on title page by actress Virginia Davis, who played Alice in Disney’s short film/animated feature “Alice’s Wonderland” [1923]. English and Italian text. Near fine; no tears or chips but some shelf-wear to bottom edge and lightly cocked to right. View more info

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All My Sons / A Play in Three Acts

By: Miller, Arthur

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Reynal & Hitchcock: 1947

Edition: First

Seller ID: 021804


8vo, beige cloth. The true first edition of Miller's first published play, but without dust-jacket. The book is clean and tight internally with no chipping, rubbing, or noticeable shelf-wear and with no markings inside or out. There are several very light 'rust' spots on the front cover and gutter and some light sunning on back panel. If only it had the jacket. View more info

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The Valley / Original Screenplay about migrant farmworkers in California, 1972

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $2,800.00

Publisher: Sagaponack NY, 1972

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622t

Condition: fine.


First draft, original typescript for an unpublished and unproduced screenplay about migrant farmworkers in the San Joaquin Valley of California. A fictional treatment exploring some of the labor issues Matthiessen explored in his sojourns with Cesar Chavez and his 1969 nonfiction book Sal Si Puedes. 86 typescript pages, with a duplicate final page containing two holographic corrections by Matthiessen and handwritten delivery instructions to his Hollywood agent. Toget... View more info

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The Snow Leopard - Unproduced screenplay for a proposed film

By: Peter Matthiessen and Waldemar Korzeniowsky

Price: $500.00

Publisher: The Jones Kenner Picture Company: 1982

Seller ID: s180622y

Condition: Near fine


125 pp. Original screenplay for a proposed film based on the National Book Award winning memoir - cowritten by Matthiessen and the Polish producer/director Korzeniowsky. Nearly fine in studio wrappers bound with 3 posts, as issued. The screenplay is an original studio photocopy; the title page typed on production company letterhead. We are aware of no other copies having come on the market. Near fine: light wear to covers, internally fine. Unusual in that PM is a cowr... View more info

The Mummy

By: Riley, Philip (Ed.)

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Magic Image FilmBooks: 1989

Seller ID: 1706194


1st ed. thus. 4to, black cloth. Facsimile of the original script for the 1932 Boris Karloff film -- originally entitled "Im-Ho-Tep", screenplay by John Balderston. With 54 pages of introductory essays and photos from the film and promotional materials. Volume 7 in the Universal Filmbooks series, This is the special limited edition of 100 copies signed by the editor, the publisher, contributor Forrest Ackerman, Researcher Gregory Man, Egyptologist Walter Daughterty, and ... View more info

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Sons and Soldiers

By: Shaw, Irwin

Price: $85.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1944

Seller ID: 081405


1st ed, a fine copy in dust-jacket. The book itself is nearly pristine. The dust jacket is fine; no chips or tears but some light age-toning on spine. View more info

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CHINATOWN: A SCREENPLAY BY ROBERT TOWNE

By: Towne, Robert

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Neville Publishing: 1983

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k1802262

Condition: Fine


1st ed. 8vo, yellow cloth. Limited to 350 numbered copies signed by Towne. Screenplay of the Roman Polanski film starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Includes sixteen pages of stills from the film. A tiny 1/8” nick in the cloth at bottom of spine, otherwise a fine copy. The original clear mylar jacket is present but tattered, lacking about 35%. With an additional inscription on the colophon page by editor/publisher James Pepper referring to difficulties getting R... View more info

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The Invisible Art

By: Vaz, Mark and Barron, Craig

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Chronicle Books: 2002

Seller ID: 061901


Near fine copy in good dust jacket. The book itself is near fine; no defects internally. The covers have some spots of shelf-rubbing on bottom edge, some light surface wear on front; also a very small black ink 'remainder' mark on bottom edge. The dust jacket is only good. 1" tear at bottom of front flap, 1/2" top front near spine, and smaller nicks and edge wear top and bottom; a few surface scratches on front and back.Near fine copy in good dust jacket. The book itself... View more info