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1) The Code of Maimonides, Book Thirteen: The Book of Civil Laws
Rabinowitz, Jacob J., translator
  The Code of Maimonides, Book Thirteen: The Book of Civil Laws
New Haven: Yale University Press. Near Fine in Very Good dj. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [solid clean copy, light browning to page edges but otherwise virtually unworn; jacket very browned at spine and along edges, minor paper loss at top of spine, otherwise clean and intact]. (Yale Judaica Series, Vol. II) Series "This volume offers the first translation ever made of Book Thirteen of The Code of Maimonides. Compiled in the latter part of the twelfh century, this monumental work of ... more information

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$25.00
2) The Great Los Angeles Blizzard [*SIGNED*]
Racina, Thom
  The Great Los Angeles Blizzard [*SIGNED*]
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. Near Fine in Very Good dj. (c.1977). First Edition. Hardcover. 0-399-12033-5 . [light shelfwear to bottom edge, spine very slightly turned, small scrape mark on ffep; jacket a little edgeworn, a couple of tiny tears/nicks at top of spine, similar tiny tears at a couple of corners and bottom of rear panel, minor spotting mid-spine]. INSCRIBED ("Think snow!") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Disaster novel about the havoc wreaked upon a "woefully un ... more information

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$18.00
3) The Shoot-Em-Ups Ride Again: A Supplement to Shoot-Em-Ups
Rainey, Buck
  The Shoot-Em-Ups Ride Again: A Supplement to Shoot-Em-Ups
Metuchen NJ/London: The Scarecrow Press. Near Fine. 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. 0-8108-2132-X . (no dust jacket, as issued) [minor wear to top/bottom edges]. (B&W photographs) Includes not only new material, updating this indispensible genre filmography through 1989, but also additions/corrections to the previous volume. ***NOTE: Additional shipping charges for this heavy book may apply for non-U.S. customers, or for Priority Mail shipping within the U.S.; if this causes you concern, please in ... more information

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$40.00
4) Tunnel 13: A Novel of Suspense
Raison, Milton M.
  Tunnel 13: A Novel of Suspense
Culver City CA: Murray & Gee, Inc.. Near Fine in Very Good dj. 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. [minor shelfwear only, a nice clean copy; jacket shows a little edgewear, tiny chip at bottom front panel, another a top front hinge, minor dampstain at lower right corner of rear panel]. Suspense tale about two brothers who rob a train in broad daylight, killing seven men in the process, and of the railroad special agent who leads the manhunt for them. The author wrote extensively for the movies from th ... more information

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$35.00
5) The Phantom of Forty-Second Street
Raison, Milton, and Jack Harvey
  The Phantom of Forty-Second Street
New York: The Macaulay Company. Fair. (c.1936). First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . (no dust jacket) [ex-rental library book, well-worn all around, rear hinge cracked and front hinge weak; jacket flaps glued to pastedowns, vintage price sticker (from "Johnson's Bookstore," location unknown) on ffep; a previous owner/critic has pencilled an evaluation on the ffep, deeming it a "rather ribald mystery - not especially timeless but quick and lively"]. Murder mystery which introduced ... more information

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$50.00
6) No Weeds for the Widow
Raison, Milton M
  No Weeds for the Widow
Hollywood CA: Murray & Gee, Inc.. Good in Poor dj. 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. [book shows shelfwear, ffep torn out, minor soiling to top edge, some fraying to cloth at extremities, a couple of bent page corners; jacket is well-worn at all edges, a couple of surface-peeled patches, front flap detached (held in place by Brodart cover)]. The author's third (I think) mystery novel featuring drama critic-detective Tony Woolrich, this one set on the south shore of Long Island. .

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7) Too Long in the West
Rajan, Balachandra
  Too Long in the West
New York: Atheneum. Very Good+ in Very Good dj. 1962 (c.1961). First American Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [minor shelfwear, slight fading to boards at bottom edge, spine just a bit turned; jacket a bit soiled, minor edgewear, tiny ink stain at top edge of front panel]. "A hilarious and sharply satirical novel about India today. Nalini returns from America where she has spent three enlightening years at Columbia. She has chosen to come back to the perils of Mudalur, a remote and featureless vill ... more information

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8) To Afghanistan and Back: A Graphic Travelogue [*SIGNED* with a small sketch]
Rall, Ted
  To Afghanistan and Back: A Graphic Travelogue [*SIGNED* with a small  sketch]
New York: NBM (Nantier-Beall-Minoustchine Publishing Inc.). Near Fine in Very Good+ dj. (c.2002). First Edition. Hardcover. 1-56163-325-9 . [a touch of wear at base of spine, otherwise tight and clean; jacket shows a bit of scuffing, one tiny closed tear at bottom front hinge]. (cartoon drawings, B&W photographs, endpaper maps) INSCRIBED ("For ____ - with best regards") and SIGNED by the author on the title page; he has also drawn a small head-portrait (presumably of himself) to the left ... more information

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9) The Wimpole Street Writers: An Anthology [*SIGNED* by the group's founder]
Ralph, Talia, ed.
  The Wimpole Street Writers: An Anthology [*SIGNED* by the group's founder]
Los Angeles: The Wimpole Street Writers. Fine. (c.2011). First Edition. Softcover. [nice clean copy with no discernible wear]. Trade PB INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the title page by Jill Schary Robinson, founder and leader of this Los Angeles-and-London-based writers' workshop. This volume presents 41 pieces -- short stories, dramatic sketches, poems -- somewhat weighted in favor of the L.A. group. Robinson, the author of numerous books, is the daughter of writer-producer Dore Schary, one-time head o ... more information

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10) Some Day We'll Laugh: An Autobiography [*SIGNED*]
Ralston, Esther
  Some Day We'll Laugh: An Autobiography [*SIGNED*]
Metuchen NJ/London: The Scarecrow Press. Fine. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 0-8108-1814-0 . (no dust jacket, as issued) [nice clean copy, with no discernible wear; appears unread]. (Filmmakers, No. 11) Series (B&W photographs) SIGNED by the author, with a brief inscription, beneath her frontispiece portrait photo. "One of the top contract players at Paramount in the Twenties, Esther Ralston brought considerable elegance and grace to such productions as PETER PAN, BEGGAR ON HORSEBACK, A K ... more information

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$60.00
11) 1943-44 International Motion Picture Almanac
Ramsaye, Terry, ed.
  1943-44 International Motion Picture Almanac
New York: Quigley Publishing Company. Good. (c.1943). (15th Annual). Hardcover. (no dust jacket, as issued) [good solid copy with firm binding (often not the case with these heavy volumes) and just light shelfwear, although unfortunately blemished by rips in spine covering at top front hinge (about 2") and top rear hinge (about 1")]. (B&W photographs, advertisements) Biographies, directories, statistics, surveys, etc., focusing primarily on the American film industry but justifying its & ... more information

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$75.00
12) 1945-46 International Motion Picture Almanac
Ramsaye, Terry, ed.
  1945-46 International Motion Picture Almanac
New York: Quigley Publishing Company. Good. (c.1945). (17th Annual). Hardcover. (no dust jacket, as issued) [front hinge cracked (not untypical with these heavy volumes), small scrape along edge of rear cover (with about 1-inch exposure of board), bumping/slight fraying at a couple of corners, a little staining on the front cover; all in all still a decent reference/research copy] (B&W photographs, advertisements) Biographies, directories, statistics, surveys, etc., focusing primarily on the Americ ... more information

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13) Agatha Christie, Mistress of Mystery
Ramsey, G.C.
  Agatha Christie, Mistress of Mystery
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. Near Fine in Very Good dj. (c.1967). First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [very clean book, slight bump to base of spine, no other significant wear; jacket lightly worn at edges and extremities, small closed tears at top of front panel and at top front foldover]. (B&W photographs) "An appreciation of Agatha Christie as a novelist and short story writer and a discussion of the unique techniques which account in a large part for her fabulously successful career. ... more information

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$12.00
14) The Other Side of Mulholland [*SIGNED*]
Randall, Stephen
  The Other Side of Mulholland [*SIGNED*]
New York: L. A. Weekly for St. Martin's Press. Fine in Near Fine dj. 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. [nice tight copy with no discernible wear; jacket shows just a touch of wrinkling along the top edge]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. The author's first novel, a "scathing, hysterical, drop-dead-accurate portrayal of contempo L.A. [in which the author] lays bare the pretensions, rituals, and peculiar air-conditioned dementia of life in the City of Angels" (per j ... more information

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$20.00
15) We Always Lie to Strangers: Tall Tales from the Ozarks
Randolph, Vance
  We Always Lie to Strangers: Tall Tales from the Ozarks
New York: Columbia University Press. Very Good+ in Fair dj. 1952 (c.1951). 3rd printing. Hardcover. (price-clipped) [minor wear and slight discoloration to cloth at spine ends, otherwise a good solid clean book; jacket is heavily browned at edges and along spine, scuffed on front panel, large ragged piece missing from top of spine, much smaller piece missing from base of spine, several clumsily-executed internal tape-repairs]. (pen and ink drawings) One of the harder-to-find books by Randolph, describ ... more information

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$175.00
16) The Cat and Shakespeare: A Tale of India
Rao, Raja
  The Cat and Shakespeare: A Tale of India
New York: The Macmillan Company. Near Fine in Very Good+ dj. (c.1965). First Edition. Hardcover. (price-clipped) [slight bump to bottom front corner, no other significant wear to book; the jacket has a couple of tiny edge-nicks, and a faint faded area at top of front panel]. (pen and ink drawings) Novel set in a small town in South India during World War II, "a gentle, almost teasing fable, plain-spoken and humorous. Descriptions of daily concerns are compassionate and evocative. The raw textur ... more information

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17) Edges: Backcountry Lives in America Today on the Borderlands Between the Old Ways and the New
Raphael, Ray
  Edges: Backcountry Lives in America Today on the Borderlands Between the  Old Ways and the New
New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Near Fine in Very Good dj. 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. 0-394-49990-5 . (price-clipped) [nice tight copy, no significant wear, very light dust-soiling to top edge, a couple of tiny holes at top edge of rear cover (exposing boards); jacket lightly soiled, some rubbing to rear panel]. (line drawings by Susan Neri) "A moving, undoctrinaire view of small-town and backcountry folk as an 'endangered species.' Focusing again on his own California North, [the author] ... more information

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18) Jason; comedy in three acts
Raphaelson, Samson
  Jason; comedy in three acts
New York: Dramatists Play Service. Very Good. (c.1942). Acting Edition. Softcover. [slight discoloration to covers, short diagonal bend at lower right corner of front cover (also affecting first couple of pages), tiny tear in bottom edge of front cover; one-time owner's signature on ffep]. (frontispiece photo of stage setting) Comedy about a snooty drama critic who is brought down to earth and taught the facts of life by a free-spirited playwright (somewhat modeled after William Saroyan, at least ... more information

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19) L.A. Unconventional: The Men and Women Who Did L.A. Their Way
Rasmussen, Cecilia
  L.A. Unconventional: The Men and Women Who Did L.A. Their Way
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Times. Fine in Fine dj. 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. 1883792231 . [nice clean copy, no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. (B&W photographs) "Los Angeles, it is often said, is a place that beckons those who seem driven to defy the ordinary. People who see possibility where others see roadblocks. People who bend -- and occasionally break -- the rules. People who aren't afraid to pursue their ambitions, no matter how far beyond the norms of the tim ... more information

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20) Variation on a Theme
Rattigan, Terence
  Variation on a Theme
London: Hamish Hamilton. Very Good+ in Good dj. 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. (price-clipped) [light dust-soiling to edges of text block, no other significant wear to book; jacket a bit edgeworn, spine browned, soiling to rear panel, light dampstain near bottom of spine]. Rattigan's modernization of the "Camille" story ("La Dame aux Camelias"), in which "Marguerite Gautier becomes Rose Fish, an ex-typist from Birmingham, who through a series of purposeful marriages has c ... more information

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