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161 (Cervantes, Miguel de). France, Miranda DON QUIXOTE'S DELUSIONS: Travels in Castilian Spain
Woodstock & New York: The Overlook Press, (2002). 1585672920 / 9781585672929 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Ms. France compares her year-long stay in Madrid in 1987 to her return a decade later, when prosperity had made great changes. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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162 (Cervantes, Miguel de). Johnson, Carroll B. MADNESS AND LUST: A Psychoanalytical Approach to Don Quixote
Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, (1983). 0520047524 / 9780520047525 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A hint of soiling to the page edges, nearly fine in black linen with glit titles to the spine; in a nearly fine dust jacket with a mild crease to the inner rear flap. Octavo. 230 pages; notes; and index. 
Johnson offers a radically different approach to the knight's character and the origin and evolution of his madness. Quixote is analyzed as though he were a real member of the hidalgo class struggling to make ends meet in rural Spain in 1600. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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163 (Cezanne, Paul). Twitchell, Beverly H. CEZANNE AND FORMALISM IN BLOOMSBURY
Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, (1987). 0835717372 / 9780835717373 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, unread in tan cloth; without dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 315 pages; notes, bibliography, and an index. 
Studies in Fine Arts: Criticism, No. 20. A revised edition of the author's thesis (Phd.). 
Price: 25.00 USD
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164 (Chadwick, George Whitfield). Yellin, Victor Fell CHADWICK: Yankee Composer
Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press, (1990). 0874749883 / 9780874749885 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Yellin argues that a half-century before Copland, Thomson or Roy Harris, Chadwick created an American approach to symphonic, choral, and stage forms within a classical tradition. Illustrated by copious music examples. 238 pages, including index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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165 (Chamberlain, Samuel). Hansen, Harry, editor NEW ENGLAND LEGENDS AND FOLKLORE
New York: Hastings House Publishers, (1967). First edition. Hardcover. Slight tanning to the front endpapers, otherwise a near fine copy in a lightly rubbed dust jacket. 
Illustrated with photographs by the oft-called "photographer-laureate," Samuel Chamberlain. These tales are based on writings by Samuel Adams Drake, Nathaniel Hawthorne and others. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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166 (Chandler, Raymond). Gross, Miriam, edited by THE WORLD OF RAYMOND CHANDLER
New York: A & W Publishers, Inc., (1978). 0894790161 / 9780894790164 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as new; in a fine, as new, publisher price-clipped dust jacket with the new price sticker added. 
Essential examination of Chandler's oeuvre by critics, colleagues and collaborators. Illustrated with dozens of photographs printed on glossy stock. Introduction by Patricia Highsmith. Contributors include Billy Wilder, John Houseman, Julian Symons. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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167 (Chandler, Raymond). Luhr, William RAYMOND CHANDLER AND FILM
New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., (1982). 0804425566 / 9780804425568 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Chronicles Chandler's frequently stormy career as a screenwriter (DOUBLE INDEMNITY; STRANGERS ON A TRAIN), and then examines in detail the films made from his fiction. 208 pages, indexed. Illustrated with intext photos. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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168 (Chandler, Raymond). Marling, William RAYMOND CHANDLER
Boston: Twayne Publishers/A Division of G.K. Hall, (1986). 0805774726 / 9780805774726 First edition, first printing. TUSAS 508. Hardcover. Fine, in full blue cloth with gilt spine titling; in a price-clipped, else fine dust jacket with a hint of edge wear. Nice! 
Study centered on Chandler's style, tracing the relation between style and era for each of the 7 full-length books; sections on metaphor and simile, on Los Angeles period references and California history, on traditional themes and mythic sources. Scarce! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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169 (Chandler, Raymond). Olson, Brian & Bonnie TAILING PHILIP MARLOWE
(St. Paul, Minnesota): (Burlwrite), (2003). 097292390X / 9780972923903 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. New, a fine copy in slick, illustrated wraps. SIGNED by the authors to the title-page. 
Three day-tours of Los Angeles, with b&w photo illustrations and color maps, visiting over forty locations referred to by Chandler in his mystery novels: Marlowe's Hollywood, Marlowe's Downtown, and Marlowe's Drive. Great fun! 
Price: 14.99 USD
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170 (Chandler, Raymond). Parker, Robert S. (sic) 'LXXXVIII: RAYMOND CHANDLER CENTENNIAL DINNER Program; presented at the 4th International Congress of Crime Writers
New York: (1988). First edition, first printing: 6.5 X 10'' folded cardstock program, presented ''Through the generosity of Alfred A. Knopf.'' Fine; black-and-white photo-pictorial cover, two printed pages within, rear cover blank. 
Program for a Chandler tribute which featured a Welcome by Robert Parker, Dana Gioia's poem "In Chandler Country"; readings from Chandler's works and letters by Frank MacShane, Parker and Harry Davis (actor husband of Dorothy S. Davis), a film montage. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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171 (Chandler, Raymond). Preiss, Byron, editor RAYMOND CHANDLER'S PHILIP MARLOWE: A Centennial Celebration
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. 0394573277 / 9780394573274 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, with endpaper map of Philip Marlowe's Los Angeles, in a mildly rubbed illustrated dust jacket. 
A collection of new Philip Marlowe stories by Max Allan Collins, Julie Smith, Roger L. Simon, Simon Brett, Robert Campbell and many others. Includes "The Pencil," the final Marlowe story by Chandler. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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172 (Chandler, Raymond). Spier, Jerry RAYMOND CHANDLER
New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., (1981). 0804428263 / 9780804428262 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in cream linen with black titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. Unusually fresh and clean. Octavo. 166 pages; bibliography; notes; and index. 
Following the acclaimed biography of Ross MacDonald, Spier again draws on his extensive knowledge of the detective novel in Los Angeles. This critical work sheds light on the source for the novels by examining Chandler's life, styles and philosophies. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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173 (Chandler, Raymond). Thorpe, Edward CHANDLERTOWN: The Los Angeles of Philip Marlowe
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1984). 0312128517 / 9780312128517 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine; in a near fine, photo-pictorial dust jacket internally paper tape repaired, with a tear to the rear panel and minor shelfwear. Tall octavo. [113] pages. 
"No other fictional detective has been so identified, so involved with the environment of a particular city as Marlowe is with Los Angeles."--Thorpe. An ingenious social history of L.A., inspired by Chandler's writings and illustrated with photographs. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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174 (Chaney, Lon). Coolidge-Rask, Marie LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, (1928). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. An unusually nice, near fine example, with owner's very faint rubber-stamped name to front endsheet, mild darkening to spine, a dot or two of minor stain to covers; in a full-color, high quality FACSIMILE dust jacket which replicates the original jacket. 
Scarce movie-tie for the most famous of all lost films, directed by Todd Browning, and starring Lon Chaney in a dual role as Scotland Yard Inspector and his only appearance as a vampire! Illustrated with eight stills reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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175 (Chaplin, Charlie). Gehring, Wes D. CHARLIE CHAPLIN: A Bio-Bibliography
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, (1983). 0313232881 / 9780313232886 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in silver-stamped red cloth; no dust jacket, as issued. 227pp, including index. 
Scholarly illustrated biography of the film legend with comprehensive bibliographical essay and checklist, a chapter on Chaplin's enduring influence and the proliferation of his image ("Chaplinitis"), filmography, checklist of musical compositions. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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176 (Charles, Ray). Hackford, Taylor RAY
(Los Angeles): (Universal Studios), (2004). First edition, first printing: paperbound original. Fine in stapled, illustrated wraps. Square quarto (10'' by 10''). 
Promotional film booklet for the film about Ray Charles starring Jamie Foxx. Twenty-eight pages of striking photo-stills on quality color plates are appended with quotes about Ray Charles and about the quality of the film itself. A nice memento. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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177 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Bennett, H.S. CHAUCER AND THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY
(London): Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Mild wear to spine ends, shelf wear to lower edges, particularly corners, name and date written in ink to front free endpaper, else a near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 
Part one of Volume II of THE OXFORD HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. This volume analyzes Chaucer and surveys 15th Century literature in the light of modern scholarship. Chronological tables, bibliography, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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178 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Frantzen, Allen J. TROILUS AND CRISEYDE: The Poem and the Frame
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805794271 / 9780805794274 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''The Dancers'' by Max Weber. Chronology of Chaucer's life and works, notes, bibliography, index. 
A study of Chaucer's famous poem, with a description of many of the interpretations of the text since medieval times. Frantzen argues that the poem is best viewed through "frames," and utilizes various frames to analyze the complex aspects of the work. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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179 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Giffin, Mary STUDIES ON CHAUCER AND HIS AUDIENCE
Hull, Quebec, Canada: Les Editions L'Eclair 1956. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine; no dust jacket. Illustrated with seven photographic reproductions (two in color) on coated stock, including frontispiece. 
A detailed study of four poems which Chaucer appears to have written for particular audiences. Two of the poems are meant to be read aloud, and two written for readers, three for groups and one for the king. 127 pages, index, notes. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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180 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Heffernan, Thomas J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 5 1983
Knoxville, Tennessee: The New Chaucer Society, 1983. 0937664642 / 9780937664643 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration to the front cover, and gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 280pp. 
The New Chaucer Society's annual collection of articles and reviews about the medieval poet, including pieces on medieval narrative, chivalry, and comedy in allegory. Includes the Society's Presidential address, bibliography, author index, general index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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