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1) Fight Doctor [*SIGNED*]
Pacheco, Ferdie, M.D.
  Fight Doctor [*SIGNED*]
New York: Simon and Schuster. Near Fine in Near Fine dj. (c.1977). First Edition. Hardcover. 0671228943 . [a very nice copy, with just minor traces of wear to both book and jacket]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED (to "Norman" [Lear]) and SIGNED by the author on the ffep; the inscription makes reference to page 168, where Lear is mentioned in the text. The author tells his "free-swinging, behind-the-ropes story of his fifteen years in boxing," as a corner man for hundreds of fighte ... more information

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$65.00
2) The Bracelet
Page, Beatrice
  The Bracelet
Indianapolis/New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company. Very Good+ in Very Good dj. (c.1953). First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . (price-clipped) [mild wear at spine ends, black dot on ffep, otherwise a good clean solid copy; jacket has various small scrape marks, some edgewear, mild soiling]. "This haunting novel is a double pilgrimage, two journeys in time, one contained within a single raw day in early spring on the New England coast, the other covering sixty-odd years. Both may end in exhaustion an ... more information

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$40.00
3) Page by Page [*SIGNED*]
Page, Ruth; edited and with an introduction by Andrew Mark Wentink
  Page by Page [*SIGNED*]
Brooklyn NY: Dance Horizons. Near Fine in Very Good dj. (c.1978). First Edition. Hardcover. 0-87127-102-8 . [nice unworn copy, faint dust-soiling to top edge; jacket has a few short closed tears and associated creasing, color-shifting to spine with a little bleed-over to front panel, shallow chip at top rear hinge]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED to actress Lois Nettleton "with my sincere admiration" and SIGNED by the author on the title page. Page was a dancer and choreographer who achiev ... more information

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$25.00
4) Here and Hereafter
Pain, Barry (pseud. for Eric Odell)
  Here and Hereafter
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.. Good. 1911. First Edition. Hardcover. (no dust jacket) [solid copy, moderately shelfworn, dust-darkening to top of text block, slight fading to spine cloth, a couple of small tears in cloth at top of spine]. One of the more uncommon short-story collections by this prolific author, containing twenty-one tales in all, including several of a semi-fantastical or macabre nature (such as "Post-Mortem," about a depressed poet who plots to fake his suicide and assume ... more information

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$50.00
5) The Green Centre [*SIGNED*]
Paine, Barry
  The Green Centre [*SIGNED*]
London: British Broadcasting Corporation and Andre Deutsch. Very Good+ in Near Fine dj. 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. 0-563-12902-6 . [good solid copy, light discoloration in gutters, minor soiling to bottom edge, bumped at base of spine; jacket shows light surface wear, minor wrinkling near bottom of rear panel]. (color photographs, maps) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. The story of the production of the documentary film THE YEAR OF THE GREEN CENTRE, made by the author for th ... more information

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$25.00
6) The Lady and the Painter
Palffy, Eleanor
  The Lady and the Painter
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc.. Near Fine in Very Good dj. (c.1951). 3rd impression. Hardcover. NOISBN . [book is nice and clean, with no significant wear; jacket shows wear and various tiny nicks along top and bottom edges, light rubbing overall]. (line drawings) Termed "an extravaganza" by its author, this is a partly-fictional, partly-factual story based on incidents in the lives of Isabella Stewart Gardner and artist John Singer Sargent, "whose intimacy lasted from the day he first pa ... more information

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$50.00
7) Many Are the Hearts
Palmer, Bruce
  Many Are the Hearts
New York: Simon and Schuster. Near Fine in Very Good- dj. 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [tight clean copy, minor shelfwear, light smudge on top edge; jacket browned at spine and fore-edge, several ragged tears, moderate soiling esp. to rear panel]. A group of four stories set during the Civil War. "Here the men on both sides of the war are seen, not as historical figures, but as living human beings bathed in an atmosphere of devastating reality. It is as if the [Matthew] Brady prints ... more information

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$15.00
8) Dimitri Tiomkin: A Portrait
Palmer, Christopher
  Dimitri Tiomkin: A Portrait
London: T.E. Books. Fine in Near Fine dj. 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. 0950943908 . [very nice book, no discernible wear; jacket shows only light scuffing and minor surface wear]. (B&W and color photographs, musical facsimiles) A brief biography of the great film composer, coupled with a critical survey of his most important scores. Includes a list of Tiomkin's principal awards and honors, and a complete filmography (titles only). .

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$25.00
9) The GI's Rabbi: World War II Letters of David Max Eichhorn
Palmer, Greg, and Mark S. Zaid, eds.
  The GI's Rabbi: World War II Letters of David Max Eichhorn
Lawrence KS: University Press of Kansas. Fine in Near Fine dj. (c.2004). First Edition. Hardcover. 0-7006-1356-0 . [tight, clean, unmarked copy with no discernible wear; jacket shows only the slightest bit of handling wear, don't squint and you won't notice]. (Modern War Studies) Series (B&W photographs) Compilation of the wartime letters of "a Jewish chaplain in the U.S. Army's XV Corps [who] saw action across France and into Germany until VE-Day and beyond. He was there at the ... more information

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$15.00
10) Baby, That Was Rock & Roll: The Legendary Leiber & Stoller
Palmer, Robert; introduction by John Lahr
  Baby, That Was Rock & Roll: The Legendary Leiber & Stoller
New York/London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (A Harvest/HBJ Book). Near Fine. (c.1978). First Edition. Softcover. 0156101556 . [minor edgewear to covers only]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) Examination of the career of the greatest songwriting team of the rock era (well, pre-Lennon & McCartney, anyway). Includes discography and chronological listing of recordings produced by L&S, and lyrics of numerous songs. [NOTE: the image accompanying this listing is of the actual book we have for sale, w ... more information

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$25.00
11) People vs. Withers & Malone: Six Inner Sanctum Mystery Novelettes
Palmer, Stuart, and Craig Rice
  People vs. Withers & Malone: Six Inner Sanctum Mystery Novelettes
New York: Simon and Schuster. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj. 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. [book only lightly shelfworn, but pages are somewhat browned at edges (typical with S&S's Inner Sanctum mysteries since the 1940s); jacket a little faded at spine, minor soiling to rear panel]. "Craig Rice's irrepressible, bibulous lawyer, John J. Malone, and Stuart Palmer's incomparable spinster schoolteacher, Hildegarde Withers, team up to solve a half dozen hectic, hilarious homicides.&qu ... more information

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$40.00
12) The Detective and Mr. Dickens
Palmer, William J
  The Detective and Mr. Dickens
Fine in Near Fine dj. First Edition. Hardcover. 0-312-05073-9 . [nice tight clean copy, appears unread, no discernible wear; jacket a tiny bit worn at spine ends, faint soiling here and there]. Subtitled "Being an Account of the Macbeth Murders and the Strange Events Surrounding Them; A Secret Victorian Journal, Attributed to Wilkie Collins, Discovered and Edited by William J. Palmer." The author's first novel, a literary/detective pastiche set in 1851 and exploring "the relationsh ... more information

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13) Birds Around the Light
Paludan, Jacob (translated from the Danish by Grace Isabel Colbron)
  Birds Around the Light
New York/London: G.P. Putnam's Sons. Good+. 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. (no dust jacket) [shelfworn but solid copy, with firm binding; internally clean except for some minor ink markings on ffep; spine cloth discolored/darkened, light bumping/fraying at spine ends and most corners]. One of the best-known works of this Danish essayist, poet, novelist and social critic (1896-1975) -- and one of only two of his many novels to be translated into English and published in America -- this novel, cent ... more information

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$50.00
14) Le cinéma, un art moderne
Païni, Dominique
  Le cinéma, un art moderne
Paris: Cahiers du Cinéma. Near Fine. 1997. First Edition. Softcover. [minor handling wear only, teensy dog-earing to corners of front cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) In a series of essays written over a period of ten years, the author grapples with "the question of modernity by questioning cinema as a whole....by discovering new geneaologies that trace the path by which the modern wave of the 1950s-60s came about." (This is an excerpt from my rough partial translation of the c ... more information

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$25.00
15) 2 to the Bar: Dixieland Piano Method
Paparelli, Frank
  2 to the Bar: Dixieland Piano Method
New York: Leeds Music Corporation. Very Good+. (c.1946). First Edition. Softcover. [moderate edgewear to covers, a bit more heavily worn along spine, a few stress lines along left edge of front cover]. (B&W photographs) "With public interest in Dixieland at a peak, we commissioned [the author] to write a comprehensive book on the subject. [His] book artistically merges Analysis and Execution." Separate sections trace the historical evolution of the style -- The New Orleans Period, the C ... more information

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$50.00
16) The Pacer
Paradise, Viola
  The Pacer
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company. Very Good. (c.1927). First Edition. Hardcover. (no dust jacket) [solid clean copy, light bumping at several corners, very slight fraying to cloth at lower extremities, small bookseller's rubber stamp (Bertrand Smith, Long Beach, California) on front pastedown]. First novel by an author who had an intermittent output over the course of the quarter-century or so. (I find four novels for her in OCLC, the last in 1952; she also seems to have been involved in social ... more information

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$25.00
17) Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York [*SIGNED*]
Parent, Gail
  Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York [*SIGNED*]
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Near Fine in Very Good+ dj. (c.1972). First Edition. Hardcover. 0399110186 . [nice clean copy, minimal shelfwear; jacket shows just a bit of wear at spine ends, very faint staining at bottom right-hand corner of front panel]. SIGNED by the author on the ffep, beneath a wonderfully appropriate inscription: "So happy you're / married ______, / Enjoy - ." Nice copy of a book that became a kind of touchstone for young unmarried women (especially Jewish wome ... more information

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$50.00
18) The Scavengers [Los de Hosta Abajo]
Pareyon, [Armando] (translated by Caroline Barrett de Escalante)
  The Scavengers [Los de Hosta Abajo]
(Mexico): (no publisher indicated). Very Good. 1971 (c.1963). First English Edition. Softcover. [light soiling and edgewear to covers]. (line drawings) Mexican novel about down-and-outers (various direct translations suggested for the title are "The Lowest of the Low" and "Those from the Depths"). From the translator's introduction: "Never had I read such sordidness -- that still retained a spark of human dignity. Never had such degradation been punctuated not only with p ... more information

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$35.00
19) Sayonara (Good-bye)
Paris, John (pseud. for Frank Trelawny Arthur Ashton-Gwatkin)
  Sayonara (Good-bye)
London: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd.. Near Fine in Very Good dj. 1926 (c.1924). 5th printing. Hardcover. [book has only minor wear to extremities, brief gift inscription ("To 'Mamma'") on ffep; jacket is somewhat age-toned, with small tears and minor paper loss at most corners and base of spine, short closed tear at lower left corner of front panel]. The second of several Japanese-set novels by this author, a British diplomat and Foreign Office official who spent most of the 1920s ... more information

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$40.00
20) Serpent's Delight
Park, Ruth
  Serpent's Delight
Garden City NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc.. Very Good+ in Very Good dj. 1962. 1st U.S. edition (see note). Hardcover. NOISBN . [spine turned, some wear at spine extremities, top front corner lightly bumped, gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep; jacket edgeworn, a few tiny chips/tears, mild browning at edges, minor paper loss at top of spine and at top rear corner]. "When Geraldine, youngest of the good-looking Pond sisters, announces she has had a vision of the Blessed Virgin, her entire fa ... more information

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$20.00
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