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1) The Day the Laughter Stopped: The True Story of Fatty Arbuckle
Yallop, David A.
  The Day the Laughter Stopped: The True Story of Fatty Arbuckle
New York: St. Martin's Press. Near Fine in Near Fine dj. (c.1976). First Edition. Hardcover. [nice clean book, tiny bump to top front corner but no other discernibile wear; jacket slightly faded at spine, otherwise just a touch of surface wear]. (B&W photographs, endpaper illus.) Well-researched examination of the myth-shrouded Roscoe Arbuckle murder-rape case, still considered the most authoritative account. Includes a detailed filmography (compiled by Samuel A. Gill) and an extensive bibliog ... more information

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$40.00
2) Exploring Small Towns: 1. Southern California
Yeadon, David
  Exploring Small Towns: 1. Southern California
[Pasadena CA]: The Ward Ritchie Press. Very Good+. (c.1973). Unstated edition. Softcover. [light edgewear to covers, several crease lines in rear cover]. Trade PB (pen and ink drawings, maps) Vintage guidebooks have a charm all their own, both as windows into what their subject area was like "back when" and as challenges to modern-day tourists or explorers to seek out whatever traces might remain today. And when a book like this one -- which was conceived largely as a nostalgic exercise to b ... more information

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$40.00
3) Movie Westerns
Yeck, Joanne L., and Tom McGreevey
  Movie Westerns
Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company. Fine in Near Fine dj. (c.1994). First Edition. Hardcover. 0-8225-1643-8 . [nice copy, as new, no discernible wear to book; just a trace of surface wear to jacket]. (B&W/color photographs) Simplified yet still scholarly introduction to the history of Western films, for juvenile readers. .

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$10.00
4) The Treasure of Pleasant Valley
Yerby, Frank
  The Treasure of Pleasant Valley
New York: The Dial Press. Near Fine in Near Fine dj. 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. [very nice copy, slight bumping to bottom corners (both book and jacket), otherwise appears almost new except for original date of purchase written in green ink at top of ffep, and the faintest bit of surface wear to the jacket]. Set in the California Gold Rush days, this is "the story of two young, Southern adventurers in that world gone mad with greed for gold. It is 1849 and life has come to a standstill for ... more information

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$25.00
5) The Devil's Laughter
Yerby, Frank
  The Devil's Laughter
New York: The Dial Press. Near Fine in Near Fine dj. 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [lovely copy, the slightest touch of wear to spine ends; jacket similarly nice, with only minor surface wear and extremely light soiling to rear panel]. Historical novel set during the French Revolution, by the best-selling author who pretty much kept his African-American identity under the radar for much of his career. (This is NOT the very common book club edition; the jacket is unclipped, and bears the or ... more information

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$25.00
6) Lavinia and the Devil
York, Camilla
  Lavinia and the Devil
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company. Very Good+ in Very Good dj. 1926. 4th printing. Hardcover. [nice copy, very slight wear to extremities, a bit of dust-soiling to top edge; jacket has very slight paper loss at a few corners, one short closed tear and associated crease at bottom of front panel, minor scuffing]. Triangular romance story, set amidst London society, the three points of the triangle being: Lavinia, a wealthy, virginal Irish-Austrian orphaned princess; Peter, a well-bred, well-dressed yo ... more information

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$65.00
7) The Man I Killed (A Cock Robin Mystery)
York, Jeremy (pseud. for John Creasey)
  The Man I Killed (A Cock Robin Mystery)
New York: The Macmillan Company. Good+ in Very Good- dj. 1963 (c.1961). First American Edition. Hardcover. [moderate shelfwear, top corners bumped, a few spots on top edge, ffep torn out, vintage bookseller's label on rear pastedown (Paul Elder's Books, San Francisco); jacket worn at edges and extremities, diagonal creasing at bottom right front panel]. Suspense novel about an insurance man who appraises jewelry, advises his clients on how to safely store them (what kind of safe, etc.) -- then ... more information

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$10.00
8) Accidentally on Purpose: An Autobiography [*SIGNED*]
York, Michael
  Accidentally on Purpose: An Autobiography [*SIGNED*]
New York: Simon & Schuster. Fine in Fine dj. (c.1991). First Edition. Hardcover. [a beautiful, as-new copy, with no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED "For ____ / with thanks for the / great photographs + / my best wishes" and SIGNED by the author on the title page. Memoir by the star of CABARET, THE THREE MUSKETEERS, ACCIDENT, and many other films. Signed by Author .

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$30.00
9) Dispatches from Armageddon: Making the Movie Megiddo . . . A Devilish Diary! [*SIGNED*]
York, Michael
  Dispatches from Armageddon: Making the Movie Megiddo . . . A Devilish  Diary! [*SIGNED*]
Hanover NH: Smith and Kraus, Inc.. Near Fine. 2001. First Edition. Softcover. 1575253119 . [slight bump/bend to top corner of back cover, also affecting the top corners of the last dozen or so pages; no other significant wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED "For ____ / Wishing you a / diabolically good / read! / Sincerely," and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. A "making of" book about a movie (full title MEGIDDO: THE OMEGA CODE 2) that came and went almost w ... more information

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$25.00
10) Sonny Liston: The Champ Nobody Wanted
Young, A.S. "Doc"
  Sonny Liston: The Champ Nobody Wanted
Chicago: Johnson Publishing Company. Very Good+. 1963. 2nd printing. Softcover. [moderate external wear, a little fading along top edge of rear cover; binding still completely intact]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) An "unauthorized" yet sympathetic biography, by a prominent African-American sportswriter, of the heavyweight boxing champion who took the title away from then-champ Floyd Patterson with a stunning first-round knockout on September 25, 1962. Liston's long ascent to the pinna ... more information

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$150.00
11) Mister Ed and Me [*SIGNED*]
Young, Alan, with Bill Burt
  Mister Ed and Me [*SIGNED*]
New York: St. Martin's Press. Fine. (c.1994). First Edition. Softcover. [very nice copy, essentially as-new with no discernible wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page, just above a photo of Mister Ed: "To _____ - Thank / you for the all the pictures / and the kelp! / Alan Young." "Mister Ed's best friend, Willlburrr, takes America on a ride through his years of horsing around on one of TV's best-loved shows." Si ... more information

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$50.00
12) Fundamentals for Fashion Illustration
Young, Charlotte H.
  Fundamentals for Fashion Illustration
New York: The House of Little Books. Very Good. 1943. First Edition. Stapled wraps. [light edgewear, some uneven fading to front cover; internally clean]. (B&W photo of author, pen and ink drawings) "This book is a guide to start you off in the right direction. The fundamentals of fashion illustration do not change with the seasons as the styles change. At the end of each lesson there are suggestions for daily practice. These simple exercises should be fun. Constant practice is of the utm ... more information

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$20.00
13) The Todd Dossier
Young, Collier [ghostwritten by Robert Bloch]
  The Todd Dossier
New York: Delacorte Press. Near Fine in Very Good+ dj. (c.1969). First Edition. Hardcover. [spine slightly turned, minor bumping to top rear corners, no other significant wear; jacket lightly soiled, slightly darkened at spine]. "A disquieting novel about a change of heart" -- i.e., about a heart transplant, peformed to save the life of one of the world's richest men, that has a complicated and sinister background. It's been said that the character of Hollis Todd, "a flamboyant ... more information

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$50.00
14) The Work of the Motion Picture Cameraman
Young, Freddie, and Paul Petzold
  The Work of the Motion Picture Cameraman
London/New York: Focal Press. Near Fine in Near Fine dj. (c.1972). First Edition. Hardcover. [minimal shelfwear, but some light foxing on all edges of the text block; jacket is flawless except for some uneven fading to the spine]. (B&W photographs, diagrams) This "first comprehensive work by one of the world's greatest film cameramen will serve as an authoritative source of information on camera technique in large scale feature productions." Define "large scale," you say? ... more information

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$25.00
15) Seventy Light Years: A Life in the Movies
Young, Freddie, as told to Peter Busby
  Seventy Light Years: A Life in the Movies
London/New York: Faber and Faber. Fine in Near Fine dj. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. [nice as-new copy, no discernible wear to book; jacket has just a tiny bit of wrinkling at the top right corner of the front panel]. (B&W photographs) Posthumously-published autobiography of the great British cinematographer, who began his work in the film industry as a laboratory assistant in 1917 (at the age of fifteen) and went on to many outstanding cinematic achievements. His earliest credits as a camerama ... more information

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$100.00
16) Black Roses
Young, Francis Brett
  Black Roses
New York/London: Harper & Brothers. Very Good+ in Good dj. 1929. 1st Edition (H-D). Hardcover. [solid, clean copy, light shelfwear, modest bumping to lower corners; jacket is edgeworn, especially along spine, with small tears and minor paper loss at several corners, and a somewhat ragged tear along the left edge of the front panel]. Hard to top this jacket blurb: "The hot blood of a Neapolitan peasant coursed in his veins, and from his father, eccentric expatriate Englishman, he inherited the ... more information

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$50.00
17) The Devil's Passport
Young, Gordon
  The Devil's Passport
New York: A.L. Burt Company. Near Fine in Very Good- dj. (c.1933). Reprint. Hardcover. [light spotting to top page edges, otherwise a tight clean copy with just minimal shelfwear; jacket a little wrinkled at top of front panel, with some shallow chipping surrounding top of spine, a handful of other tiny nicks and tears, minimal paper loss at a couple of corners, water-stain along edge of rear panel]. Pulp adventure novel about a mysterious American named Don Everhard ("not his real name, you will ... more information

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$50.00
18) Uncle Herschel, Dr. Padilsky, and the Evil Eye: A Novel of Old Brooklyn
Young, I.S
  Uncle Herschel, Dr. Padilsky, and the Evil Eye: A Novel of Old Brooklyn
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj. (c.1973). First Edition. Hardcover. 0-15-192690-5 . [nice tight copy, remainder stripe on bottom edge (but so close to base of spine that it's easy to miss), light wear to book at spine ends; jacket shows only light surface wear]. "When thoroughly engaging and profound Uncle Herschel, a felsher (paramedic) by profession, leaves Russia around the beginning of the century and comes to live in a Jewish community in Brooklyn, he so ... more information

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$12.00
19) Little Old New York [Photoplay Edition, *SIGNED* by Marion Davies]
Young, Rida Johnson
  Little Old New York [Photoplay Edition, *SIGNED* by Marion Davies]
New York: Grosset & Dunlap. Very Good+ in Good dj. (c.1923). First Edition. Hardcover. [completely (and nicely) rebound, no wear at all to new covers, age-toning to edges of text block; jacket a little edgeworn, with some minor paper loss at spine ends and corners of rear panel]. (12 B&W film stills) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the star of the film on the second front endpaper: "To Guinn Martin - / With kindest remembrances - / from - / Marion Davies / May 17 - 1923." A novelization of ... more information

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$250.00
20) Coup de Grâce
Yourcenar, Marguerite (translated from the French by Grace Frick in collaboration with the author)
  Coup de Grâce
London: Secker & Warburg. Near Fine in Near Fine dj. 1957. 1st U.K. edition. Hardcover. [a couple of tiny spots on top edge of text block, no other significant wear; jacket just lightly rubbed]. Novel about a young man in the Baltics who is caught up in the passions and events of the Russian Civil War between the White Russians and the Bolsheviks that broke out following the October Revolution of 1918. Originally published in French in 1939, it was filmed by German director Volker Schlöndorf ... more information

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$35.00
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