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81 (Queen, Ellery). Dannay, Fred Typed Letter, SIGNED, dated November 6, 1977 From Fred Dannay (one half of Ellery Queen) to Mrs. John (Pat) Ball, wife of mystery writer, John Ball and novelist in her own right.
New York: Unpublished, 1977. Full-page, letter-sized, single sheet on Ellery Queen's stationery with typed New York address; several ink corrections, paragraphs bracketed with ink, two brief ink page notations on verso. Faint creases on the upper corner, overall clean and fine. 
A mini-seminar on the art of mystery writing by one of its leading practioners to fledgling novelist, Pat Ball. Dannay summarizes Mrs. Ball's writing deficiencies while providing much encouragement to her. Mrs. Ball later published under, Nan Hamilton. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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82 (Roddenberry, Gene). Engel, Joel GENE RODDENBERRY: The Myth and the Man Behind Star Trek
New York: Hyperion, (1994). 0786860049 / 9780786860043 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"A deeply moving story of King Lear in Hollywood."--James Sadwith. "A fascinating volume that should be read by anyone interested in how a TV series is created."--J. Michael Straczynski. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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83 (Roland, Gilbert). Ackroyd, Peter THE LAST TESTAMENT OF OSCAR WILDE
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1983). 0060151870 / 9780060151874 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny dots of stain to fore-edge, else fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Fictional life of Wilde by the highly regarded biographer and novelist. This copy from film star Gilbert Roland's library, SIGNED by Roland to the pastedown, bearing his blind stamp to the free endsheet, and with a gift note SIGNED by Ann Warner laid in. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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84 (Roth, Louis) Robeson, Dave LOUIS ROTH:...Forty Years with Jungle Killers
Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1945. Second printing. Hardcover. This volume has dampstaining to the upper boards at the front and more severely along the rear, but not to any noticeable degree to the book's interior, a good copy in slightly bowed boards; in a worn dust jacket with pieces missing at the edges. 
Cordially SIGNED with an early inscription by circus lion tamer, Louis Roth on his photographic frontis-portrait. Roth was considered by many as perhaps the greatest wild animal trainer the world has known. 241 pages, black-and-white photographic plates. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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85 (Rozanov, Vasily). Payne, Rober, edited with an introduction by THE APOCALYPSE OF OUR TIME and other writings by Vasily Rozanov
New York: Praeger Publishers, (1977). 0275235203 / 9780275235208 First edition, first printing. Full-page inscription to museum director and author Rexford Stead, SIGNED by the author, Robert Payne. Hardcover. Stead's embossed ownership seal to four pages, else near fine in blue boards with black spine titles; in a lightly shelfworn and slightly nicked dust jacket. 301 pages; four photographic plates. 
English translation, by noted biographer and historian Robert Payne and Nikita Romanoff, of the major works of Vasily Rozanov (1856-1919), regarded as "the most important writer of the twentieth century" by exiled poet Joseph Brodsky. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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86 (Sands, Ben). Carey, Henry THE DRAGON OF WANTLEY: A Rendition in Regency Dress of a Burlesque Opera in Three Acts Founded on the Old Yorkshire Ballad of a Most Dreadful Combat
(London): Shoestring Press, 1960. First edition thus: limited to 200 copies, SIGNED by the artist. Hardcover. Fine, in fuchsia cloth shelfback over marbled boards with pink foil printed label; no dust jacket. ''The whole embellished with 20 cuts by Ben Sands.'' 
"This burlesque opera was discovered on a sunny day in the spring of 1958 in a sixpenny volume on a junk-stall."--from Sands' Foreword. Designed, illustrated, hand-set, and printed on dampened paper by Ben Sands, at his Shoestring Press. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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87 (Sennett, Mack). Fowler, Gene FATHER GOOSE: The Story of Mack Sennett
New York: Covici Friede Publishers, (1934). First edition, first printing. Actor Jean Hersholt's copy, with his SIGNED bookplate to pastedown. Hardcover. A hint of fading to spine, else fine, fresh, a superb example; in a very good dust jacket, showing age darkening to the spine panel, light wear and nicking, some separation and an interior chip at rear spine fold. 
Laid in is a 20th Century Fox preview card, whimsically filled out and SIGNED by author Fowler, who pretends to be reviewing an imaginary film called THE GREAT DANE starring Hersholt (who was born in Denmark). Splendid and funny (!) association copy. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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88 (Sennett, Mack). Fowler, Gene FATHER GOOSE: The Story of Mack Sennett
New York: Covici Friede Publishers, (1934). First edition, first printing. Director John Ford's copy with an original full-page pencil drawing of an unknown character by Ford. Hardcover. Age-toning to the spine, splashes of coffee to the margins of some pages, minor shelfwear, else very good; lacking the dust jacket. Octavo. 407 pages. Illustrated with photographs. 
A dated (Oct. 24, 1934) inscription to the front endpaper reads, "For Jack Ford from his "fraud", SIGNED in an unknown hand "John...." We are unable to decipher the signature. This is one of many books we acquired from John Ford's estate. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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89 (Shaw, George Bernard). Kilty, Jerome DEAR LIAR: A Comedy of Letters
London: Max Reinhardt, (1960). First edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in plum cloth lettered in gilt to the spine; in a very lightly edgeworn illustrated dust jacket that shows some minor fading to the front and spine panels. Wraparound jacket drawing of GBS and Mrs. Pat by Charles Mozley. 
Kilty's two-hander, adapted from the letters of Shaw and his Eliza, Mrs. Patrick Campbell. This copy fondly inscribed ("For dearest Mable--who has made all this possible/with great affection"), dated in the year of publication, and SIGNED by Kilty. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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90 (Sherlockiana). Frost, Mark THE LIST OF 7
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1993. 068812450 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Debut novel from the co-creator of cult TV series TWIN PEAKS is a historical adventure cum mystery, that places Conan Doyle at the center of a fictional Victorian world of political intrigues and Satanist brotherhoods. SIGNED by Frost on the title-page. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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91 (Sherlockiana). Harrison, Michael I, SHERLOCK HOLMES: Memoirs of Mr. Sherlock Holmes, OM, late Consulting Private Detective-in-Ordinary to Their Majesties Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and King George V
New York: E. P. Dutton, (1977). 0525130853 / 9780525130857 First edition, first printing. Dated inscription, SIGNED by the author to a noted authority on Vincent Price. Hardcover. Mild lean to the spine, else near fine; in a near fine, dust jacket with a short tear to the upper front panel. 
The "memoirs" of Sherlock Holmes edited and annotated by the author who "knows more about Sherlock Holmes than any man alive."--New York Times Book Review. Illustrated with photos and facsimiles. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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92 (Sherlockiana). Soares, Jo A SAMBA FOR SHERLOCK
New York: Pantheon Books, (1997). 0375400656 / 9780375400650 First U.S. edition: Special Preview Edition, with hidden fold-out dust jacket flap promotional panel sealed with a red violin sticker. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket; the violin sticker has been opened, but is present and complete. This copy SIGNED by the author to a preliminary page. 
In this international bestseller from the first-time Brazilian novelist, Sherlock Holmes is summoned from London to Rio in 1886 to investigate the theft of a Stradivarius violin. Translated from the Portuguese by Clifford E. Landers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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93 (Skelton, Red). Marx, Arthur RED SKELTON
New York: E.P. Dutton, (1979). 052518953X / 9780525189534 First edition, first printing. Author SIGNED, with salutation to actor Vic [Tayback] to the front free endpaper! Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket with the front panel and title-page adorned with b&w illustration of Skelton. Octavo. 326 pages; indexed. Illustrated with photographs. 
An unauthorized biography of the star of stage, film, and television whose career spanned more than fifty years. Mr. Marx describes the tragic private life of this clown, with behind-the-scenes insights from co-workers from the golden age of Hollywood. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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94 (Starrett, Vincent). Hugo, Victor RUY BLAS: A Drama in Five Acts
Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1894. First U.S. edition: one of five hundred numbered copies, this is #493. Translated from the original French by ''W.D.S.A.'' Hardcover. Fine in forest green binding decorated with gilt devices and lettering; no dust jacket. From Vincent Starrett's library with his enchanting bookplate to front pastedown and SIGNED by him to the half-title. 
1838 verse drama, which christened Hugo's new Theatre de La Renaissance--a gift to him from the French Royal Family. In the Edition De Luxe, illustrated with numerous tissue-guarded plates and intext compositions by Adrien Moreau, etched by Champollion. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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95 (Thursby, Emma). Gipson, Richard McCandless THE LIFE OF EMMA THURSBY 1845-1931
New York: The New-York Historical Society,l 1940. First edition. In terra cotta cloth with gilt lettering, rules, top-edge, and fore-edge; lower page edges untrimmed, marbled endsheets; dust jacket. Hardcover. A superb, fresh, fine copy; in an age-darkened dust jacket that is nicked heavily at the spine head, partially split at rear flapfold, and that shows some small patches of faint dampstain. 470 pages, including index. 
"A remarkably complete and faithful account of the life of a great American singer."--Walter Damrosch. This copy warmly inscribed and SIGNED by the author to a preliminary page. 74 illustrations reproduced on coated stock inserts. 2000 copies printed. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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(Columbia, S.C.): Camden House, (1996). 1571130144 / 9781571130143 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered red cloth; no dust jacket, as issued. Dedication copy: inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the dedication page. 
Critical study of the "19th century German novelist and poet who pioneered German Romanticism and became the preeminent German writer after the death of Goethe."--littlebluelight. 202 pages, including index, works cited. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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97 (Tracy, Spencer). Davidson, Bill SPENCER TRACY: Tragic Idol
New York: E.P. Dutton, (1987) 0525246312 / 9780525246312 First U.S. edition. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the front free endpaper. Hardcover. Near fine, in a dust jacket with photos of Tracy, color to front and black-and-white to rear panel. Illustrated with eight pages of b&w photos. 
A biography of the Hollywood star, which explores his long-term relationship with Katherine Hepburn, and exposes the darker side of his life, including bouts with depression, drinking, and a legendary temper. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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98 (Vidal, Gore). Box, Edgar DEATH LIKES IT HOT
New York: The Armchair Detective Library, (1991). 1562870017 / 9781562870010 First edition thus. One of 100 numbered copies, SIGNED by the author as Edgar Box and Gore Vidal. Hardcover. Fine in a fine slipcase. 
The third novel in the trilogy of literate mysteries featuring amatuer sleuth Peter Cutler Sargeant II by Gore Vidal as "Edgar Box." Originally published by Dutton in 1954, this edition contains a new introduction by the author. At published price! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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99 (Ward Ritchie Press) Parkes, Dow GOD'S BARN
(Los Angeles, California): The Ward Ritchie Press, (1943). First edition. One of 100 copies printed, SIGNED by the author to the colophon. Hardcover. Pale brown offsetting to the endsheets, mild staining and soiling to the covers, spine displays some tanning, else a very good copy in tan cloth with a red-embossed cover illustration, framed in black with black titles; no dust jacket. Small 8vo. 38 pp. 
Novellette in hobo dialect with title-page design by Ward Ritchie and cover and title-page sketch by Cas Duchow. The typography is by Joseph Simon, David Welles Palmer, Joseph Lica, and E.G. Davies. Selected as one of the Western Books of the War Years. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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100 (Washington, George). Cloud, A.J. and Vierling Kersey EPISODES IN THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1932). First edition, first printing. Dated inscription, SIGNED by Kersey to his son. Laid in is the original publishing contract and ephemera. Hardcover. Mild dust soiling to the covers, else near fine in pale orange cloth with spine titles and decoration and front cover silhouette in dark blue; no dust jacket. Octavo. 226 pages; Notes, References, and an index. Illustration plates. 
Educational text written by two school superintendents. "Twenty-seven brief stories, closely related, succeed admirably in giving a vivid picture of the greatest of all Americans."--School Executive Magazine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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