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1) The Innocent Gunman
Lacroix, Jean-Paul (translated from the French by Hugh Shelley)
  The Innocent Gunman
London: Elek Books. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj. 1957. 1st U.K. edition. Hardcover. (price-clipped) [minor shelfwear, spine a bit turned; jacket quite nice, would rate Near Fine but for the somewhat clumsy price-clipping (which removes just a tiny corner of the jacket flap text)]. Comic novel about "Fiérot Le Pou" (get it?), a gangster who "had risen -- over forty years and via Sing Sing and Alcatraz -- to control PRA, the largest criminal combine in France." Yep, he's ... more information

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2) Stradivarius
Ladew, Donald P
  Stradivarius
New York: Carroll & Graf. Near Fine in Near Fine dj. 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. 0-7867-0136-6 . [nice tight clean copy, mild wear at base of spine but appears unread; jacket has some very minor wrinkling and one tiny closed tear at top of front panel]. "An inspirational story of young love and the transforming power of music -- a novel that will engage and delight everyone who believes that wonderful things can happen to good people. On the Korean peninsula during the freezing winter of ... more information

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3) The Story of Gosta Berling
Lagerlof, Selma (translated from the Swedish by Pauline Bancroft Flach)
  The Story of Gosta Berling
Boston: Little, Brown and Company. Good+. 1910. "New Illustrated Edition". Hardcover Later Printing. (no dust jacket) [reading copy; shelfworn but intact, slight fraying to cloth at most corners, minor external soiling, spine lettering rubbed to near-unreadability; internally clean and all 29 plates present]. (B&W plates) Classic of Swedish literature, and the basis for Greta Garbo's most famous pre-Hollywood film, directed by Mauritz Stiller in 1924. .

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4) Notes on a Cowardly Lion: The Biography of Bert Lahr [*SIGNED*]
Lahr, John
  Notes on a Cowardly Lion: The Biography of Bert Lahr [*SIGNED*]
New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj. 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. [some water-spotting on top edge of text block (no internal signs of this, however), light shelfwear and minor staining to bottom edges of both covers; jacket is very faded at spine (white-on-pink title is almost unreadable) but otherwise quite presentable]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "For ___ -- / Who loves to laugh / & would have loved / Lahr, too. / Best regard ... more information

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5) Show and Tell: New Yorker Profiles
Lahr, John
  Show and Tell: New Yorker Profiles
Woodstock & New York: The Overlook Press. Near Fine in Near Fine dj. 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. 1-58567-062-6 . [faint soiling to fore-edge, otherwise a tight unworn book, apparently unread; jacket shows a bit of surface-scratching, mostly to rear panel]. Reprints fifteen of the author's New Yorker profiles of entertainment personalities: Woody Allen, David Mamet, Frank Sinatra, Arthur Miller, Liev Schreiber, Roseanne, Irving Berlin, Wallace Shawn, Eddie Izzard, Neil LaBute, Bob Hope, Ing ... more information

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6) Ladies in Distress [Jane Novak's copy]
Lahue, Kalton C.
  Ladies in Distress [Jane Novak's copy]
South Brunswick NJ & New York / London: A.S. Barnes and Company / Thomas Yoseloff Ltd.. Near Fine in Very Good dj. (c.1971). First Edition. Hardcover. 0498076342 . [light shelfwear, minor bumping to bottom corners, a handful of tiny spots on top of text block, rubber-stamped bookshop name on front pastedown and ffep; the jacket has slight paper loss at spine ends, a little wear and a few tiny tears along the top and bottom edges of the rear panel]. (B&W photographs) Brief career profiles of 40 ... more information

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7) I Exist, I Need, I'm Entitled
Lair, Jacqueline Carey, and Walter H. Lechler, M.D.
  I Exist, I Need, I'm Entitled
Garden City NY: Double & Company, Inc.. Near Fine in Near Fine dj. 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. 0385156324 . [nice clean copy, tiny dent in bottom edge of front cover, no other discernible wear; jacket similarly nice, with just a bit of crinkling along top edge]. Memoir by a Bozeman, Montana, housewife who had some big-time psychiatric and drug-and-alcohol-related troubles, and finally found help at Dr. Lechler's psychosomatic clinic in Bad Herrenalb, West Germany. Her story is presented i ... more information

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8) Help Wanted
Lait, Jack
  Help Wanted
New York: The Archer Press Corporation. Good in Good+ dj. (c.1931). Triangle Monthly Books. Hardcover. [decent copy of a cheaply-manufactured book, spine turned and book slightly twisted on its axis, light soiling to top edge, browning to pages (not brittle), one-time owner's signature and date in blue ink at top of title page; jacket has one tiny chip at upper right-hand corner of front panel, short tear at bottom of rear panel, dampstaining to rear panel along spine]. "Gertrude was young, o ... more information

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9) The Broadway Melody
Lait, Jack; from the scenario by Edmund Goulding
  The Broadway Melody
New York: Grosset & Dunlap. Very Good in Poor dj. (c.1929). First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [minor wear at extremities, light dampstain surrounding base of spine; jacket heavily worn, with a big chunk missing from top of front panel, plus various tears, scrapes and whatnot]. (8 B&W film stills) Photoplay Edition (and true first edition, a G&D original), a novelization of the backstage musical film that won the year's Academy Award as Best Picture. Depicting a thinly-veiled Ziegfeld ... more information

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10) Ecstasy and Me: My Life as a Woman
Lamarr, Hedy
  Ecstasy and Me: My Life as a Woman
[n.p.]: Bartholomew House. Very Good+ in Good dj. 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. [nice tight copy, minor shelfwear to bottom edge, slight discoloration at bottom edge of front cover, light soiling to top of text block; jacket is variously rubbed and scuffed, tiny chunk of paper loss at top of spine, jagged closed tear at bottom front hinge]. (B&W photographs) In retrospect -- although I haven't done a scientific survey -- this seems like it might have been the first of the modern-era movie-st ... more information

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11) They Who Have . . .
Lambert, Reita
  They Who Have . . .
New York: Caxton House, Inc.. Near Fine in Very Good+ dj. 1939 (c.1936). Reprint. Hardcover. [nice clean copy, no significant wear but typical browning to page edges due to cheap paper stock; jacket lightly worn, a couple of little nicks at several corners, one tiny closed tear and associated minor creasing at bottom of front panel]. Vintage romance novel about the "spoilt darling of New York society and niece of the wealthy Mrs. Towers, who found the earnest young architect who came to call on Te ... more information

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12) The Slide Area: Scenes of Hollywood Life
Lambert, Gavin
  The Slide Area: Scenes of Hollywood Life
New York: The Viking Press. Near Fine in Very Good- dj. 1959. 1st (U.S.) edition. Hardcover. [nice solid book, minimal shelfwear, very faint dampstain at top left-hand corner of front cover, small bookseller's label at bottom of rear pastedown (Brown Book Shop, Houston TX); jacket has matching dampstain (internal) at upper left of front panel, moderate wrinkling along top edge (front and rear panels), triangular chip at top of spine (taking away part of first T in book's title)]. Not quite a n ... more information

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13) On Cukor
Lambert, Gavin
  On Cukor
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. Near Fine in Good dj. (c.1972). First Edition. Hardcover. [solid, clean copy, with only minor shelfwear to book; jacket has quite a bit of edgewear, with various small nicks and tears, tiny bits of paper loss at several corners, a ragged tear at top left corner of front panel (internally tape-repaired) with much associated creasing]. (B&W photographs) Basically an extended interview with director George Cukor, which began life as an American Film Institute oral his ... more information

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$12.00
14) The Wild Swan, and Other Sketches [*SIGNED*]
Lampman, Ben Hur
  The Wild Swan, and Other Sketches [*SIGNED*]
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company. Near Fine in Very Good+ dj. 1948 (c.1947). 2nd printing. Hardcover. [nice tight copy, minimal wear, slight bumping to upper corners; jacket has a tiny bit of shallow chipping along top edge of front panel, minor wear at spine ends]. (pen and ink drawings) INSCRIBED generically ("Sincerely,") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. 44 stories and sketches, in which the author draws on "his knowledge of nature and of human beings," and is said to b ... more information

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$40.00
15) Lotus Blossom
Lancing, George
  Lotus Blossom
New York: Lee Furman, Inc.. Near Fine in Very Good dj. (c.1939). First Edition. Hardcover. (price-clipped) [book is square and solid, very light soiling to page edges, miniscule bumping to bottom corner's, one-time owner's "Ex Libris" stamps on front pastedown; jacket is worn at edges and corners, various small tears, chipping and minor paper loss at spine ends, spine a bit faded]. "This charming historical novel of the late Empress Dowager of China combines the excitement and t ... more information

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16) Masters of Stupidity [*SIGNED*]
Landon, Maxwell
  Masters of Stupidity [*SIGNED*]
New York: Vantage Press. Very Good in Very Good dj. (c.1964). First Edition. Hardcover. [slight wear to book at ends of spine and bottom edge, very light soiling to bottom edge; jacket lightly soiled, a bit wear at edges and corners, a couple of tiny edge-tears]. INSCRIBED at great length and SIGNED by the author on the ffep (actually signed "Ruth and Max"). A first-person account of the author's experiences in Los Angeles, circa 1944-1952; a WWII vet, he worked at various odd jobs wh ... more information

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17) The Fleet in the Forest
Lane, Carl D.
  The Fleet in the Forest
New York: Coward-McCann. Near Fine in Near Fine dj. (c.1943). First Edition. Hardcover. [nice-looking copy, minimal shelfwear, faint dust-soiling to top of text block; jacket shows just minor bits of edgewear here and there, very small tear at lower right corner of front panel (on flap fold)]. (endpaper maps) Historical novel set during the War of 1812, specifically dealing with the Battle of Lake Erie. Laid in is an 8-page publisher's promotional booklet detailing the historical background of th ... more information

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18) At Last the Island
Lane, Margaret
  At Last the Island
New York/London: Harper & Brothers. Very Good in Good dj. 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. [clean copy, moderately shelfworn, top corners bumped, spine a bit turned; jacket worn at all extremities, minor paper loss at spine ends and several corners, soiling to rear panel, a little scuffing to illustration on front panel]. Novel about an "autocratic novelist whose standard of living exceeded his income [and] his efforts to achieve his Meditterranean paradise, [with] the obstacles arising from t ... more information

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19) Wild and Outside
Lang, Allen Kim
  Wild and Outside
Philadelphia: Chilton Books. Near Fine in Very Good+ dj. (c.1965). First Edition. Hardcover. [tight and clean, just a trace of wear at spine ends; jacket rubbed a bit along edges, slight wear at corners, a little wrinkling at both ends of spine, but all in all a nice example of this very wear-prone jacket]. Ex-Mets shortstop Eddie Keenan (.342 in the team's second consecutive pennant-winning season) becomes Warrior Iddikinnin, drafted by Earth and dispatched across the galaxy to civilize the feudal ... more information

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20) Educational Programs: October/November/December [1969] [includes schedule and program notes for the Museum's retrospective of the films of Fritz Lang]
{Lang, Fritz} Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  Educational Programs: October/November/December [1969] [includes schedule  and program notes for the Museum's retrospective of the films of Fritz  Lang]
Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Very Good+. [1969]. Stapled wraps. [moderate wear along spine, otherwise nice and clean]. (B&W photographs) Small booklet (approx. 6" x 7-1/2", 24 pages including covers) presenting the schedule of events (including concerts, lectures, and children's theatre) at the still-young LACMA. The highlight, however, to which two-thirds of the booklet is devoted, was a retrospective of the films of director Fritz Lang; thirty of his feature film ... more information

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