New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979. First edition. Thin octavo. VG- in VG- dust jacket. Light yellow spine with red and black lettering. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Covers and dust jacket panels clean. Binding strong. Text of pages clean. Small remainder mark to bottom edge of text block near the spine. 160pp, with 146 black and white illustrations.
Collection of Hollywood ephemera from the career of Francine Ames (1921-1997), who appeared in several films during the 1940s including "Over 21" (1945) and "A Thousand And One Nights" (1945). All items are in good condition. The Collection Includes: * Signed/inscribed photograph of Francine Ames *Ames' Screen Actors Guild Membership Card for the period between 8/1/1944 and 10/31/1944 * Columbia Pictures Corp. Employment Contract for job as "dancer" signed Oct. 4th, 1945 with accompanying letter * Republic Productions Inc. employment contact for job of "dancer" -Shelve Autographs binder in Case 2 (Ephemera items in bag in binder marked "Autographs").
New York: Artists Equity Fund, Inc. 1954. First limited edition (#1315 of 2000). Thin folio in multicolored soft covers spiral bound in white; VG; contains 100 original lithographs designed by famous artists members at the time; on color paper; in very good condition; this is volume V of the magazine started in 1950; shelved in Case # 11.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1965. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/G+; Black spine with red and blue lettering; Jacket is frayed at the lower edge with some light tearing and creasing at the corners, taping to the lower spine, inner front flap is price-clipped; Boards are straight with some bumping at the edges; Binding is tight; Text block is bright and clean; 342 pp.
New York: Wildenstein & Co., Inc. 1984. Quarto; VG/VG-; white spine, no text; plastic jacket has general shelfwear, peeling at spine head and tail, two-inch closed tear in back at spine head; cover is clean; textblock has age toning to exterior, former owner's inscription on title page, otherwise clean; pp 158.
Beverly Hills, California: Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences, January 1992. ISSUE 180- PART 1. Qto. VG/ - no DJ. bright pink Qto softcover, tall wraps spine and panels both hued evenly in the near neon shade with contrast lettering in small uppercase titling for title and subtitle between larger issue number and year of publication. edgewear is minimal, smooth-spined and wraps corner neat. semi-glossy interior sheets include an alphabetical list of players, leading women, ingenues, artists' representatives, writers' representatives, casting society of America, and radio/television reference. 612 pp. (VOLUME 1 ONLY).
Beverly Hills, California: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, January 1992. ISSUE 180 - PART 3. Qto. VG/ - no DJ. bright pink Qto softcover, tall wraps spine and panels both hued evenly in the near neon shade with contrast lettering in small uppercase titling for title and subtitle between larger issue number and year of publication. edgewear is minimal, smooth-spined and wraps corner neat. semi-glossy interior sheets include an alphabetical list of players, characters & comedienne, characters & comedians, artists' representatives, writers' representatives, casting society of America, radio/television reference. 578 pp. (Issue 180, PART 3 ONLY).
Beverly Hills, California: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, January 1992. ISSUE 180, PART 2. Qto. VG/ - no DJ. bright pink Qto softcover, tall wraps spine and panels both hued evenly in the near neon shade with contrast lettering in small uppercase titling for title and subtitle between larger issue number and year of publication. edgewear is minimal, smooth-spined and wraps corner neat. some rubbing and gray smudges to cover and solid pink rear. semi-glossy interior sheets include an alphabetical list of players, leading men, younger leading men, artists' representatives, writers' representatives, casting society of America, and radio/television reference. 682 pp. (Issue 180, PART 2 ONLY).
New York: The Century Co. 1933. Second Printing. Inscribed by Clyde Betty; Octavo; VG/No-DJ; Spine is dark matte brown with faded gold text; Boards have general shelf wear, marks, stains, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, joints and hinges are intact but cracked and sensitive, design is clear; Textblock has general signs of handling, age-toning, marks, light foxing, inscribed on half title page, content is clear; pp 408.
Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. 1983. First edition. Octavo. Good+ with no dust jacket. Yellow spine with black lettering. Slight shelf-wear to covers, including a one-inch faint vertical red scuff mark from the top of the rear cover. One eighth inch stain to top front corner of covers. Binding strong, text block edges clean. Text of pages clean and unmarked. 349pp. VOLUME 2 ONLY.
New York, NY: William Morrow & Company, Inc. 1982. US Printing. 8vo. VG/VG. basic ivory DJ spine and jacket front. DJ spine begins with large red main title, small authors and publisher in black. color pictorial jacket front. edgwear moderate with a moisture exposure seepage stain along the jacket rear bottom edge to tail of spine. this affected the interior HB also, dark pink foot beneath the large gilt characters is marred and has bled to stain the inside of DJ for 2 inches. adjacent panels are beige. textblock clear, with a mid-volume image gallery in black/white. as is.351 pp.
1942, 1957, and 1962. VG condition Quarto paperbacks; A Collection of four magazines with three stories by William Faulkner. Three first appearances in The Saturday Evening Post (Hell Creek Crossing, The Bear, The Waifs) and one duplicate of the 1962 edition (Hell Creek Crossing); Collection has some wear at spine and edges, three of the volumes have the age-toned delivery label from the previous owner on the front cover, the label on one of the copies of "Hell Creek Crossing" is half removed with a rubbed away portion on the front cover, the second copy of this magazine has the delivery address label still intact; Each magazine in kept in a protective sleeve. Oversized item. For expedited/international orders, please inquire first about shipping charges and possible increases. Items kept in upstairs office, on top portion of bookshelf.
Philadelphia: 1974. Octavo; G-/no-DJ; Dark blue spines with gold text; Privately printed; 3 Volumes-II, III & IV; Boards have shelf wear such as sunned spines, moderately rubbed & scratched ext gold text; Boards have shelf wear such as sunned spines, eriors, some fraying along spine edges, otherwise sturdy; Text block have slightly age toning, all volumes have underlining throughout text; pp 1794.
Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. 1965. First edition. Octavo. Good in a fair+ price-clipped dust jacket. Orange and red spine with black lettering. Tears and chipping along the top and bottom of the dust jacket spine. Some rubbing to dust jacket. Spine slightly slanted. Binding, book block edges, and text pages all very good. 205pp.
Cambridge: Washburn & Thomas, 1926. Unstated, apparent first edition. Thin octavo. Fair+ with no dust jacket. Black spine with gold lettering. Moderate shelf-wear to covers. Several small stains to covers, slight rubbing wear. Black cloth of spine beginning to separate. Binding slightly loose. Age-toning to pages. Text block edges clean. Tear to the top corner of pages 9-12, affecting only the margins, not the text. 49pp. With an introduction by Charles Hall Grandgent and illustrations by George Cruikshank.
Malaysia: Pelanduk Pubs. 2002. first edition. octavo in black cloth hardcovers with black and brown DJ in brodart; VG/VG; white letters on spine; previous owner's inscription on ffep; DJ, paper and text in good condition; black and white photographs; a great biography of the Malay entertainer; shelved in cinema biographies.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2000. limited first edition [[#1275/1350]. Octavo, vg+/none; in green full leather with gilt pattern on boards, title on spine, and five raised bands; Signed by King, limitation page; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 299 pp. all edges, gilt;else very good; Shelved Easton/Franklin.
New York, NY: Chelsea House, 2011. US Printing. large 8vo. VG+/ - no DJ. medium and dark orange segments color the HC spine, black titling segmented by gray "cinema" film bands. they extend across both partially illustrated boards with white text fields. textblock is a light white, illustrated with many images on clear semi-glossy stock. 134 pp. ISBN# 9781604138382.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1892. first edition. oblong octavo in black moire silk with embossed gold gilt on cover; Good/Fair; covers with general soiling and shelf wear on fabric around edges and spine; book slightly curved from shelving; binding strong; two illustrations detached from spine; 20 thick plates of color illustrations on off-white paper, some double-sided, separated by rice paper; offsetting on ffep from title page; contains scenes of equestrians, clowns; menagerie; weird; museum of wonders; shelved in Room 13.
New York, NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1995. First Edition. 8vo. VG/VG. black glossy DJ spine with gold metallic titling in script. light edgewear to the spine ends and along the jacket edges of both b/w pictorial panels. with a rough scuff to the spine area of jacket reverse. black clothbound HB with stamped gilt type, adjacent beige boards stamped in gold, one minor black smudge around mid-panel. charcoal gray endpages. mid-volume image gallery in b/w on glossy stock. 332 pp. ISBN#0399140913.
Boston: Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard Company, 1934. First edition. Octavo. Good- with no dust jacket. Red spine with black lettering. Deep corner scuff about half an inch long to the front cover near the fore-edge. Dark stain to rear cover. Stain to bottom text block edge. Text of pages clean and generally unmarked. 206pp.
London, Toronto, Wellington, Sydney: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1958. First edition. Octavo. Good in a good price-clipped dust jacket. Yellow spine with black and white lettering. Age-toning and slight rubbing to the dust jacket panels. Covers, binding, book block edges, and text pages all very good. With pictures by Barbara Jones. 183pp.
New York: Whittlesey House/McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1932. Fifth printing. Octavo; VG-/G+; Off-white spine with chessboard design in the center and black text; Dust jacket is covered with mylar and has generally age toned exterior with some wear along edges; Boards have slight edge wear and lightly sunned exterior, otherwise strong and unmarked; Text block is slightly age toned , previous owner's name on ffep, pp 436.
Hampshire and New York: Palgrave Mamillan, 2006. First edition. Small Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Red spine with white text; Ex-library with stamps on first few pages; Boards have minor wear with clean and sturdy panels; Text block shows very slight shelf wear due to handling with unmarked, tightly bound pages; pp 211.
New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1928. Unstated, apparent first edition. Thin octavo. Good- with no dust jacket. Maroon spine with gold lettering. Spine of book slightly cocked forward. Moderate shelf-wear to covers of the book, including rubbing to the extremities of the spine. Small sale sticker to bottom of front pastedown. Age-toning to text block edges and pages. Text of pages generally clean and legible. 92pp.
New York: Arlington House, 1973. Octavo; VG/VG; Red spine with white text. DJ has a Brodart cover jacket by previous owner, price clipping on front flap, edge wear but no major tears; Boards have light rubbing to edges, apart from that, clean, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblock has foxing to fore edge, red marking on front paste down, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 677.
London: Martin Secker, 1915. First edition. Octavo; G+/no-DJ; Dark blue spines with gold text; 2 Volume set; Boards have mylar covers, moderate shelf/edge wear, otherwise strong; Text blocks have darkened with age and have deckled fore edges, Vol. 1 has pencil writings in margins towards the front, first & last few pages have foxing; Vol. 1- front pastedown is cracking slightly from ffep at hinge; pp 622.
New York: Dover Publications, Inc. 1982. Octavo (8.25 x 11); vg/wraps; black spine with white text; minor shelf wear; light chipping at the spine and corners; text block, clean; 239 illustrations; 117pp. INSCRIBED by author on title page, and SIGNED by radio personalities NORMAN CORWIN and CARLTON E. MORSE on specific page featuring their photo and short bio.
New York: John de Graff, 1955. First edition. Octavo. Good in fair- price-clipped dust jacket. Blue-green spine with yellow panel and blue-green lettering. Several half-inch chips to top edge of dust jacket and bottom of dust jacket spine. Moderate rubbing to dust jacket panels. Adhesive tape affixed to dust jacket at four different small tears and chips in former owner's attempted repair. Covers generally clean. Binding strong at free end paper, first signature of pages slightly torn along the gutter. Text block edges clean. 343pp.
Metuchen, NJ and London: The Scarecrow Press, 1978. First edition. Octavo. Good- with no dust jacket. Red spine with gold lettering. Covers generally clean. Slight shelf-wear to the extremities of the spine. Foxing to text block edges and to front and rear endpaper and pastedowns and to several nearby pages. Binding intact. Text of pages generally clean and free of markings. 444pp.
New York: Official Magazine Corporation, 1956. na. Good+/none, 4to. Fifties Hollywood gossip magazine with lead piece on James Dean ("Don't Say He's Dead! Cry Millions of Fans") and numerous additional articles, including "Beauty Takes a Bath" (Joan Collins), "I'm Not a Playboy--Says Tab Hunter", "So In Love" (Piper Laurie), and "Bus Stop" (Dean Martin). Minor tears on cover edges, discoloration on sheet borders. 10/98.
New York: Vista, 1957. na. VG/none, 4to. Fifties Hollywood gossip magazine featuring James Dean tribute and "Natalie Wood: Talent and Temperament." Articles on Elvis, Tony Perkins, Paul Newman, Sal Mineo, Cliff Robertson, Don Murray, Marlin Brando, and others. Prolifically illustrated with b/w photos. Covers clean, text block moderately discolored. Plastic protective envelope included. 10/98.
New York: Ideal Publishing, 1957. na. Good/none, 4to, Fifties Hollywood gossip magazine featuring Elvis ("Elvis Presley Talks About Teenagers"), Pat Wayne, Liz Taylor, Jimmy Dean, Tab Hunter, and Natalie Wood. Cover features large full-color portrait of a very tan Elvis. Numerous b/w photographs. Significant chipping of cover edges, moderate discoloration of text block. 10/98.