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101 (Weiler, Milton C.) Zern, Ed, text; Mackey, William J., Jr., foreword THE CLASSIC DECOY SERIES: A Portfolio of Paintings by Milton C. Weiler; Text by Ed Zern; Foreword by William J. Mackey, Jr.
New York, N.Y.: Winchester Press, 1969. 0876910010 / 9780876910016 First edition. Issued in an edition of 1000 numbered and SIGNED copies. An unnumbered Publisher's Presentation copy [colophon], SIGNED card laid in. Slight fading to the spine of the portfolio, else near fine in gilt illustrated green stiff wraps, with brown ribbon ties; publisher's slipcase, bearing a printed cover title label, displays some mild wear, soiling, uniform fading, and minor stains. 
Inscribed & SIGNED to the dedication page by artist Milton C. Weiler. The portfolio contains 24 loose color plates of classic decoys, each limited to 1000 copies and finely printed on heavy watercolor stock, accompanied by a descriptive text by Ed Zern. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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102 (Wellman, William A.) Thompson, Frank T. WILLIAM A. WELLMAN
Metuchen, N.J. & London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1983. 081081594X / 9780810815940 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in tan cloth with green metallic titles; no dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 325 pages; bibliography, filmography, and an index. Illustrated with photographs. 
Filmmakers series No. 4, edited by Anthony Slide. With a foreword by Barbara Stanwyck. Frank Thompson is a filmmaker, comedy writer and film historian. This copy is a presentation copy, inscribed, dated, and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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103 (Wilder, Billy). Crowe, Cameron CONVERSATIONS WITH WILDER
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. 0375406603 / 9780375406607 Second printing. Quarto. Hardcover. Fine, in black cloth over black boards, illustrated endsheets, printed on coated stock; in illustrated dust jacket with tiny, insignificant crease to lower edge of front panel. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by Crowe to the double-spread title-page. 
Smartly designed, lavishly illustrated with over 650 photos in glorious black-and-white (many never before published), this is a marvelous record of writer/director Crowe's historic interviews with the legendary Hollywood filmmaker. Essential. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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104 (Williams, Tennesse). Falk, Signi L. TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1961). B0006AXBDC First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Inscribee's name to the front endpaper, else very good plus; in a very good plus price-clipped and lightly rubbed dust jacket with tiny edge chips and short tears to the shelf edges. Twayne's United States Authors Series #10. 
An excellent literary biography that shows some of Williams sources for character and play development. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 224 pages; chronology; notes and references; primary and secondary bibliography; and index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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105 (Wood, Ted). Barnao, Jack LOCKE STEP
New York: Scribner's, (1997). 0684187825 / 9780684187822 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. A fine copy in gilt-lettered lavender cloth shelfback over orange-red boards; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
A John Locke mystery. This copy fondly inscribed to fellow mystery writer, John Ball, author of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, and SIGNED by the author, Barnao ("AKA Ted Wood") to the title-page. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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106 (Wood, Ted). Barnao, Jack LOCKE STEP: A John Locke Mystery
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1987). First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
This copy is inscribed and SIGNED to mystery writer John Ball, "a man I'm very proud to be able to call a friend, with affection & respect. Jack Barnao, (AKA Ted Wood)." His first mystery as Jack Barnao, HAMMERLOCKE, received considerable praise. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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107 (Woolman, John). Rosenblatt, Paul JOHN WOOLMAN
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1969). 0805708367 / 9780805708363 First edition. The half-title page SIGNED by the author, Rosenblatt, with a fond personal inscription to noted bookman Lawrence Clark Powell. Hardcover. Mild fading to the endpapers, pages lightly age-toned, thus near fine; in a dust jacket with minor edgewear, tiny crease to rear flap, and faint age-toning. 163 pages, chronology, notes and references, bibliography, and an index. 
A critical study of the life and writings of American colonial and Quaker, John Woolman, author of the important THE JOURNAL OF JOHN WOOLMAN, first published in 1774. Twayne United States Author Series #147. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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108 (Zukor, Adolph). Irwin, Will THE HOUSE THAT SHADOWS BUILT
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1928. First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus, with some very faint damp staining to bottom edge of a few preliminary pages; lacking dust jacket. 
The classic biography of the pioneering movie magnate. INSCRIBED, SIGNED and dated by Zukor on the half-title to Scotty Fox. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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109 Aaron, Chester AN AMERICAN GHOST
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., (1973). 0152030506 / 9780152030506 First edition, first printing. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Mild soiling to top edge, thus near fine in light blue cloth with dark blue lettering; in an age-darkened and lightly edgeworn illustrated dust jacket with a short closed tear to lower front panel, nick to spine panel. Illustrated by David Gwynne Lemon. 
Young Albie must survive on the frontier in 1860's America, fighting fear, hunger, and an "American ghost"--a mountain lion--with whom he must forge a relationship which will cause him to see the world--and himself--in a new way. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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110 Aaron, Chester BETTER THAN LAUGHTER
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., (1972). 015206950X / 9780152069506 First edition, first printing. Inscribed, dated and SIGNED by the author to the front free endsheet. Hardcover. Soiling and mild stain to page edges, else near fine in bright green cloth; in an age-darkened, lightly edge-worn, illustrated dust jacket, showing a few tiny nicks. Wraparound jacket art by Hope Meryman. 
"The strength...lies in the interaction between Allan and Sam, two young boys escaping their expensive suburban California life, and Horace Butright, an aging county dump caretaker, who reconstructs the past from discarded, broken objects."--PW. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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111 Aaron, Chester CATCH CALICO!
New York: E. P. Dutton, (1979). 0525275517 / 9780525275510 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild soiling to page edges, else nearly fine; in a rubbed, age-toned, lightly edgeworn illustrated dust jacket that is also slightly faded to the spine panel. Jacket illustration by John Wallner. 
Louis must comes to terms with the loss of his father, the mysterious and frightening illness of his grandfather, and even with changes in the behavior of his "champion" cat Calico. Inscribed, dated, and SIGNED by the author to the flyleaf. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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112 Abee, Steve KING PLANET: Short Stories and Poems
San Diego, CA: Incommunicado Press, (1997). 1884615147 / 9781884615146 First edition, first printing. Tiny spot of stain to the fore-edge pages, else fine in photo-pictorial wraps. 
Abee's poetry and fiction chronicles the pavement and hills of Southern California, documenting the nightmares and poetic beauty of L.A. with characters who pace the streets of L.A.--telling it like it is. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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113 Abella, Alex THE KILLING OF THE SAINTS
New York: Crown, (1991). First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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114 Ablow, Keith PSYCHOPATH
New York: St. Martin's Press, (2003). 0312266715 / 9780312266714 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. SIGNED by the author to the second blank leaf. 
"Frank Clevenger is a wonderfully flawed hero, as haunted by his own demons as the sociopath he faces, and Ablow writes like a man possessed--with a pace so blistering the pages will all but singe your hands."--Dennis Lehane. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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115 Abrams, Douglas Carlton LOS DIARY OF DON JUAN: An Account of the True Arts of Passion and the Perilous Adventure of Love
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney: Atria Books, (2007). 1416532501 / 9781416532507 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"The famously insatiable lover is brought brilliantly to life in this lively, suspenseful debut novel. The story unspools with the invigorating trajectory of a thriller and the emotional draw of historical romance."--PW. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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116 Abse, Dannie SELECTED POEMS
New York: Oxford University Press, 1970. 0195190165 / 9780195190168 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Neat ownership signature to the top of the front endpaper, else very nearly fine in orange cloth with spine titles gilt; in a near fine, mildly age-toned dust jacket. 
This collection of poems by Dr. Abse won the Arts Council of Wales Literature Award. Dated in the month and year of publication and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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117 Acheson, Dean MORNING AND NOON: A Memoir
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company/The Riverside Press, (1965). 0395073243 / 9780395073247 Second printing. Hardcover. Fine, in two-tone lime and olive-green cloth with gilt lettering to front and black lettering to spine; in a very good dust jacket, showing some light use and some minor nicking and insect nibbling at the edges. 
Memoir of his youth and early career by the influential attorney, politician and diplomat, who served in many government positions, notably as Secretary of State under Truman. Here inscribed, dated in 1965 and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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118 Ackerman, Forrest J. THE PIRATE AND OTHER POEMS BY A VALEDICTORIAN
Rochester, MI: The Pretentious Press, 1990. First edition, first printing: a chapbook original: one of 126 copies produced, ''of which 100 copies are freely distributed.'' Fine, in staplebound faux parchment flapfold wraps. Book Five from the Pretentious Press. 
The poems and graduation speech of Forrest J. Ackerman taken from his #101 Blue Book Composition Book and executed between the ages of 10 and 12 (1927-1929). This copy SIGNED by author Forry to the colophon. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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119 Ackert, Helen O. A COLLECTOR'S RESOURCE THROUGH POST CARDS OF OUR ANTIQUE DOLLS
Dekalb, Illinois. Ackert Enterprises. (1976). First edition. Signed by the author, her husband, Max, and the book's photographer, their son Robert. Hardcover. A corner crease to front free endpaper, light bumping to the upper corner tips, a one-inch square stain to lower edge of four pages, else very good plus in blue cloth; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with mild wear to extremities. Quarto. 
Picture and address side of each of the 56 cards reproduced in full-color. Avid doll collectors, the Ackerts opened the Chicago Doll Hospital in 1949. In 1970, they began photographing their favorite dolls, and sent them out as post cards. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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120 Adams, Edie and Windeler, Robert SING A PRETTY SONG: The "Offbeat" Life of Edie Adams including the Ernie Kovacs Years
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1990). 0688073417 / 9780688073411 First edition. Hardcover. Very mild identations to the front cover, else near fine in orange cloth over apricot boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with minor wear and nicks to the upper spine edge. 366 pages; 42 photographs; and index. 
Half-title page warmly inscribed and SIGNED by the Tony-Award-winning Broadway and movie musical star. The stunning beauty and charismatic performer was an early television pioneer in collaboration with her husband, the wild and wonderful Ernie Kovacs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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