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1 (Brice, Fanny). Goldman, Herbert G. FANNY BRICE: The Original Funny Girl
New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992. 0195057252 / 9780195057256 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in a like photo-pictorial dust jacket. 308 pages, including index. Illustrated with photographs reproduced in a central gallery of coated stock inserts. 
"Once again, Herb Goldman has proven to be a master at transforming cold gray facts and scholarly research into lively and vibrant literature. FANNY BRICE is a treasure of inside information and as enlightening as it is engaging."--Ronald J. Field. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 (Cornwell, Dean). Broder, Patricia Janis DEAN CORNWELL: DEAN OF ILLUSTRATORS
New York: Balance House, Ltd., (1978). First edition. Large square quarto. Hardcover. Pale foxing to page edges, else a near fine copy, bound in maroon cloth lettered in gilt to the spine; in an illustrated dust jacket that exhibits some mild age-toning and some light edgewear--particularly to spine head. A nice copy of the scarce first. 
Mammoth tribute to the illustrator and muralist, whose work decorated books, magazines, calendars, posters and walls from 1914-1960, and represents a decade-by-decade chronicle of the American aesthetic. 236 b&w illustrations, 63 color plates. Index. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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3 (Hemingway, Ernest). Leff, Leonard J. HEMINGWAY AND HIS CONSPIRATORS: Scribners, Hollywood, and the Making of an American Legend
Lanham/Boulder/New York/Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., (1997). 0847685446 / 9780847685448 First edition, first printing: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Mild crease to rear cover, else fine, in comb-bound cardstock covers, small quarto format. 
"'I want, like hell, to get published,' the unknown Parisian expatriate confessed to a correspondent in 1923...Leff suggests that to do so, Hemingway made a Faustian deal with popular culture."--Kirkus. 243 pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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4 (Herman, Woody). Lees, Gene LEADER OF THE BAND: The Life of Woody Herman
New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. 019505671X / 9780195056716 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in yellow-lettered black cloth shelfback over pale blue boards; in a fine, photopictorial dust jacket. 414 pages, including index. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
"Lees writes affectionately here about his friend and mentor, the great clarinetist, saxophonist, singer and band leader who was a major figure in the jazz world from the 1930s to his death in 1987."--PW. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 (Jolson, Al). Kiner, Larry F., compiler THE AL JOLSON DISCOGRAPHY
Westport, Connecticut/London: Greenwood Press, (1983). 0313239010 / 9780313239014 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in light blue cloth with spine titles gilt; issued without dust jacket. Octavo. 195 pages. Indexes, bibliography, and addenda. Contains many black-and-white illustrations of album covers. 
An updated version of the author's original discography published in the late 40's. Includes chronologically listed recordings (1910-1950) with annotations; indexes of 78 RPM singles, 10" LPs and 12" LPs; motion pictures; radio series; song titles; more. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 (Sinatra, Frank). Lahr, John SINATRA: The Artist and the Man
New York: Random House, (1997). 0375501444 / 9780375501449 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Square quarto. 
Large-format photo-illustrated tribute, with essay by New Yorker drama critic Lahr, and with one hundred of the best photos ever taken of Ol' Blue Eyes (some never published before) by Weegee, William Read Woodfield, Bob Willoughby, and others. 
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7 (Sinatra, Frank). Petkov, Steven; Mustazza, Leonard, edited by THE FRANK SINATRA READER
New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. 0195095316 / 9780195095319 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, in silver-lettered black cloth shelfback over blue boards; in a fine, photopictorial dust jacket. 297 pages, including index. 
"A cunning and terrific collection of precisely the right stuff."--Jonathan Schwartz. With pieces by Gay Talese, Arnold Shaw, Harry Connick, Jr., Neil McCaffrey, Whitney Balliett, Leonard Feather, Robert Palmer, Pete Hamill, many more. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Bagge, Peter BUDDY THE DREAMER: Vol. II of the Complete Buddy Bradley Stories from HATE
(Seattle, WA): Fantagraphics Books, (1994). 156097155X / 9781560971559 First edition: signed, limited edition: #13 of 600 numbered copies, SIGNED by the author/artist to a bookplate affixed to half-title. Hardcover. Fine, in full black cloth with silver lettering and devices; in a very nearly fine, faintly age-toned illustrated dust jacket that shows mild edgewear and a short closed tear to front flap. Tall octavo. Graphic novel, illustrated throughout in b&w. 
"The serio-comic exploits of Buddy Bradley and his gang of paranoids, manic-depressives, potheads, and fashion slaves trying to negotiate the ragged terrain of early adulthood have struck a deep chord with their real life counterparts."--Boston Globe. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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9 Barbour, Alan G. CLIFFHANGER: A Pictorial History of the Motion Picture Serial
New York: A & W Publishers, (1977). 0891040706 / 9780891040705 First edition, first printing. Introduction by Linda Stirling. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 248 pages, including index. 
The classic illustrated study of this shortlived but fascinating pop-culture phenomenon, with 391 illustrations (many of which had never before seen print) from the author's extensive collection. A labor of love, and a fount of information. Quarto. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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10 Brock, Virginia; illustrations by Anne Marie Jauss PINATAS
Nashville/New York: Abingdon Press, (1966). 0687314364 / 9780687314362 First edition, first printing. Square octavo. Hardcover. Attractive bookplate tipped into half-title, else fine, in yellow pictorial cloth with orange pinata device to front cover, orange lettering to spine, pictorial endsheets; in an age-toned (especially to spine) illustrated dust jacket. 
Illustrated history of the colorful, exciting custom, with three stories for reading or telling, and specific step-by-step instructions, complete with photographs and diagrams, for making your own pinatas. Glossary, pronounciation guide. 112 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Byrnes, James B. TOBACCO AND SMOKING IN ART
Raleigh, North Carolina: The North Carolina Museum of Art. 1960. First edition. Very good in decorated stiff wraps with fading of lettering to spine, some rubbing and faint scratches to both covers, a lower corner crease to front cover, soiling to upper and lower edges, damp riffling to top edge of rear cover and several pages. 
Illustrated throughout with photos and repros of drawings and paintings in b&w, this catalogue was produced to coincide with an exhibition held at the North Carolina Museum of Art, including artifacts used by ancient American Indians. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 Dean, Roger VIEWS
(London): (A Dragon's Dream Book), (1975). B000GR6O2A Edition unknown: a square quarto trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine in slick, illustrated wraps. Text by Dominy Hamiltona and Carla Capalbo. Scores and scores of Dean art reproduced in full color. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. 
Mind-bending collection of paintings (many reproduced doublespread), b&w sketches, architectural drawings, and studies by the gifted and influential artist of the late 60's and 70's, whose record cover designs for YES remain his most identifiable works. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13 Fraser, John VIOLENCE IN THE ARTS
(London): Cambridge University Press, (1974). 0521203317 / 9780521203319 First edition. Hardcover. Faint offsetting to endsheets, bookseller's rubberstamp to front endpaper, else a near fine copy in photo-pictorial price-clipped dust jacket, with minor wear to the edges. 192 pp., notes, index. Jacket photograph, still from film A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. 
A study about how we as individuals deal with violence in the arts, including the problems involved with trying to think clearly about the subject, identifing with the victims and the perpetrators, and the relationship between violence and thought. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Frazetta, Frank; Naylor, Lynne; Willis, Fritz; Finlay, Virgil, et alia TEASE! The Magazine of Sexy Fun, #4
Marietta, GA: Pure Imagination Publishing, (1994). First edition, first printing: a periodical. Magazine. Rubbing to covers, diagonal crease to front cover and first few leaves, thus near fine, in slick, illustrated, stapled wraps. Cover by Theakston. 
Issue of the mag devoted to pin-up artists, photogs and models, with pieces on Frazetta's LIL ABNER work, profile of Fritz Willis, contents page artwork by Finlay, Lynne Naylor portfolio, much more. Generously illustrated with photos, b&w and color art. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Gifford, Denis THE INTERNATIONAL BOOK OF COMICS
New York: Crescent Books, (1984). 0517439271 / 9780517439272 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in laminated pictorial boards; in a mildly shelfworn, near fine illustrated dust jacket. Quarto. 
Splendid illustrated survey, with a welcome emphasis on non-US comics, especially U.K. With 125 color and 325 b&w illustrations. Terrific reproduction quality of some very unsual covers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Hentoff, Nat LISTEN TO THE STORIES: Nat Hentoff on Jazz and Country Music
(New York, N.Y.): HarperCollinsPublishers, (1995). 0060190477 / 9780060190477 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. No remainder mark! 220 pages, including index. 
"Combines a fan's passion, a scholar's mind, and a poet's sensibility to illuminate one of the most elusive and distinctly American phenomena...jazz music."--Kirkus. Portraits of the Duke, the Count, Dizzy, Billie, Bing, Carmen, Merle, more. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Herriman, Edward, written and drawn by KRAZY KAT
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers, (1977). 0448119455 / 9780448119458 Reprint. Foreword by Barbara Gelman. Introduction by e.e. cummings. Hardcover. Fine, in textured blue boards, with gilt spine stamping and gilt KK vignette to front; in a fine illustrated dust jacket, with a hint of shelfwear. Quarto. 168 pages. 
Compilation of Herriman's gloriously offbeat comic strip revolving around the age-old lover's triangle, only in this case, it's a dog, a cat and a mouse! Reproduced in blue monochrome on plain stock, except for four leaves in full-color on coated stock. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Hornby, Nick SONGBOOK
(San Francisco, CA): (McSweeney's Books), (2002). 0971904774 / 9780971904774 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Corners tips very slightly bumped, else fine in blue-cloth backed illustrated boards; paste-on spine label; no dust jacket, as issued. With accompanying CD, set into inside rear cover. Illustrations by Marcel Dzama. Square octavo. 
Book of essays on songs the novelist loves--"mostly all I have to say about these songs is that I love them, and want to sing along to them, and force other people to listen to them, and get cross when these other people don't like them as much as I do." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 Jennings, Paul, editor; Gorham, John, illustrator THE ENGLISH DIFFERENCE
(London): Aurelia Enterprises Ltd., (1974). 0904574008 / 9780904574005 First edition. From the library of Elton John lyricist, Bernie Taupin with his embossed seal to the half-title. Hardcover. Light bump to the spine tail, and minor wear to the lower shelf edges, else near fine in illustrated covers; no dust jacket. 144 pages, rose decorated endpapers, and a list of contributors. Quarto. 
Collection of fond paens to all things English--celebrating customs and curiosities, traditions and idiosyncrasies that set England apart, and that establish a British national identity. Cheerfully illustrated with photos, paintings, drawings, collages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 Kingsbury, Paul THE GRAND OLE OPRY HISTORY OF COUNTRY MUSIC: 70 Years of the Songs, the Stars, the Stories
(New York): Vintage Books/A Division of Random House, (1995). 0679435565 / 9780679435563 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Square quarto. Printed on coated stock throughout. [259] pages. 
The complete history of the Opry is given, from the early days of Roy Acuff and the Carter Family through Dolly Parton and Minnie Pearl to Garth Brooks and Reba McIntire--all illustrated with more than 225 photos, many in full color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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