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THE YOUNG MAN FROM DENVER

By Fowler, Will

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1962. Text/BRAND NEW. Author signed 1963, w/dedication to Jack La Follette. Blue linen boards w/silver spine lettering/NF w/light edge rubs. DJ w/portrait by Schreiber to back cover/Good; price-clipped, intact w/heavy edge wear & rubs to leading edges; under mylar. Biography of talented journalist, writer and dramatist Gene Fowler (1890 - 1960), referred to as "the young man from Denver" by Hearst. Author Will Fowler paints an intimate portrait of his father who was indeed a living legend.. Signed by Author/Gift Dedication. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Collectible - Near Fine/Good. First Edition, First Thus.

$46.50

BRUCE CHATWIN : The Definitive Life of One of the Most Extraordinary Writers of the 20th Century
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BRUCE CHATWIN : The Definitive Life of One of the Most Extraordinary Writers of the 20th Century

By Shakespeare, Nicholas

London, UK: Vintage Books, 2000. Text/Near New w/(1) folded corner. Illustrated soft cover/NF w/trace wear to corner tips & faint creasing lower front corner, with faint echoes corresponding text corners. PO name to front cover Verso. Biography of gifted English novelist and travel writer Charles Bruce Chatwin (1940 - 1989), author of Patagonia (1977). Bisexual, he was one of the first prominent men in Britain to have succumbed to AIDS.. First Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine/None as Issued.

$12.50

TRAVELLING GENT : The Life of Alexander Kinglake (1809-1891)

By De Gaury, Gerald

London, UK: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972. EX-LIB; UNCIRCULATED Copy. Text/BRAND NEW. Black linen boards w/gilt lettering/Fine. DJ/Fine; under mylar. No loan-pocket; white-out to fEP and publication data page, and library stamp to lower margin of pg 103. Biography of English travel writer and historian Alexander Kinglake (1809 - 1881), author of Eothen, or Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East (1844). Fine copy.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$28.50

UTAH CELEBRITIES : A Guide to the Stars

By Payne, Boyd

Salt Lake City, UT: Telestial Books, 1995. Text/BRAND NEW. Illustrated soft cover/NF. Sticker remanent to front cover verso. True to title, a collection of biographies of celebrated, glamourous native sons and daughters of Utah who have made their mark in the world of entertainment. Illustrated with b/w photographs.. First Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine/None as Issued.

$12.50

DAISY BATES IN THE DESERT : A Woman's Life Among the Aborigines
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DAISY BATES IN THE DESERT : A Woman's Life Among the Aborigines

By Blackburn, Julia

New York, NY: Vintage Books/Random House, 1995. First Edition, First Printing. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Illustrated soft cover/NF w/faint creasing to lower left front by spine. Biography of Irish Australian journalist, social worker and lifelong friend of Australian aboriginies Daisy May Bates (née Dwyer), (1859 - 1951). Known among the native people as 'Kabbarli' (grandmother), her life was the basis for the Margaret Sutherland opera The Young Kabbarli.. First Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine/None as Issued.

$10.50

THE SADDEST STORY : A BIOGRAPHY OF FORD MADOX FORD

By Mizener, Arthur

New York, NY: World Publishing, 1971. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Bi-color boards w/gilt spine lettering/Fine. DJ/None As Issued. Black slipcase/NF w/corner tip rubs & light soiling. Biography of English poet, writer, critic, editor and founder of The English Review (1908) Ford Madox Ford (December 1898 - 1939), best known for his novel The Good Soldier (1915). Influential in the development of early 20th-century English literature, Ford was with the War Propaganda Bureau before seeing active duty in France with the Welsh Regiment in World War I. Of his some 70 published works, dozens were novels, two of which were written in collaboration with Joseph Conrad (The Inheritors, 1901, and Romance, 1903. Fine copy.. First Edition, 2nd Printing. Hard Cover/Slipcase. Fine/None as Issued.

$30.00

THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF GENE FOWLER

By Smith, H. Allen

New York, NY: William Morrow, 1977. First Edition, First Printing. Text/BRAND NEW. Bi-color boards/Fine. DJ/NF; rubs, short closed tears to edges. light brown spotting (acidic paper reaction) to upper text edge. Biography of the very colorful and legendary American journalist, author and dramatist Gene Fowler (1890 - 1960).. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$18.50

BOTTICELLI (Fontana Pocket Library of Great Art)

By Hartt, Frederick

Collins/Harry Abrams, 1954. Text/Near New. Illustrated soft cover/NF. Monograph. Life and works of Itaian painter Sandro (born Alessandro di Mariano Filipei)Botticelli (1444/5 - 1510) whose work had significant influence on the Pre-Raphaelites. 30 pages in full color (6 of which are produced across two and three pages) and 22 b/w illustrations. Strong copy.. First Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. Near Fine/None as Issued.

$12.50

CHAGALL : Biographical and Critical Study (Skira Art Books Series)

By Venturi, Lionello; (Translated from the Italian By S.J.C. Harrison & James Emmons)

New York, NY: Skira, 1956. Text/BRAND NEW. Off-white linen boards w/red embossed lettering/Fine. DJ/VG; w/loss & closed tears to upper front & water spill marks to back. Monograph. The life and works of Russian-born French artist Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985). Illustrated with tipped in color plates.A chronology precedes 6 chapters: 1, The Background 1907 - 1910; 2, The Shock of Paris 1910 - 1914; 3, The Return to Russia 1914 - 1922; 4, Hopes and Fears 1922 - 1938; 5, Face to Face with Tragedy 1938 - 1947; and, 6, Autonomy of Color and Touch 1947 - 1956. Fine copy in lesser dust jacket.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$38.50

BILLY THE KID

By Corle, Edwin

New York, NY: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1953. Stated First Edition. Text/BRAND NEW. Embossed salmon linen boards/NF; showing fading to spine. Yellow endpapers. The story of Henry McCarty (1859 - 1881), better known as Billy the Kid, and also known as Henry Antrim and William H. Bonney. Gift dedication by author to "young friends of Sam Lindauer" dated March 28th, 1953) to endpaper. Greetings from Sam Lindauer to 2nd fEP of the same date. LAID-IN: A fascinating letter from Lindauer explaining this copy was "purloined" from Ed Corle's (1906 - 1956) "almost vanished private stock" kept at Hope Ranch, Santa Barbara. (The was already in its 3rd edition/printing two months after issue!). Besides his close friendship with the author, Lindauer has connections with Billy the Kid as well. Lindauer's father was a lodger for several years with Billy the Kid's Mother (then Mrs. Wm. St. Antriim) at Silver City, New Mexico, and Billy, then 12 - 13 years old, waited on the table until "he killed his first victim". Additionally, Judge Warren Bristol, who married Lindauer's parents in 1884, once sentenced Billy the Kid to death.. Signed by Author. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$235.00

FRIDA KAHLO : The Brush of Anguish

By Zamora, Martha; (Abridged & Translated from the Spanish By Marilyn Sode Smith)

San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1990. First Edition, First Printing. Text/BRAND NEW. Gilt embossed maroon linen boards/Fine. DJ/NF; price-clipped (likely by publisher); light edge wear w/rubs to back leading edge & fine abrasion (sensed by the hand) to back surface. Trace smudge to fEP. First published in Spanish under the title: Frida: El Pincel de Angustía; this is both a translation and an abridgement of the original text. An initimate biography of talented Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1910-1954), illustrated with historical photographs and 75 reproductions of Kahlo's works.. First Edition, First Pinting. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$48.50

WILD BILL AND DEADWOOD

By Fielder, Mildred

Seattle, WA: Superio Publishing, 1965. Stated First Edition. Text/Bright, clean, and Near New. Blue/gray linen boards/NF, showing faint discoloration. DJ/None. Biography of gunfighter and scout, stagecoach driver, lawman of the frontier terretories of Kansas and Nebraska, soldier in the Union Army, and professional gambler, and legendary figure of American West, Wild Bill (James Butler) Hickok(1837-1876). Wild Bill Hickok was born in Homer (now named Troy Grove), Illinois; now a historic site. He died in a saloon in Deadwood, South Dakota, in a gambling shootout; here he is honored with a Memorial Hall. Many fictional tales surround Wild Bill's life. This biography attempts to "sift facts from fiction, reality from legend" with Bibliography to rear. Fine copy less dust jacket.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$28.50

THE YOUNG MAN FROM DEVER : A Candid and Affectionate Biography of Gene Fowler

By Fowler, Will

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1962. Stated First Edition. Text/Near New w/soil spot to pg 203. Blue linen boards/NF w/trace edge rubs. DJ/None. Biography of journalist, writer and dramatist Gene Fowler (1890 - 1960) by his son, Will Fowler.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition, First Thus.

$18.50

STRAIGHT UP : The Life and Death of John Harlin

By Ullman, James Ramsey

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1968. Stated First Edition. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Gilt embossed beiige boards/Fine. DJ/NF; showing light edge wear & faint discoloration; under mylar. Blue endpapers w/faint erasure shadow to upper front corner of fEP. Biography of American mountaineer and US Airforce jet pilot John Elvis Harlin, II (1935 - 1966). Conqueror of mountains, it was the soaring north face of Eigar in the Bernese Alps that he revisited again and again until rope gave ... his spirit lives on through his son John Harlin III, whose has conquered Eigar.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$68.50

XENA X-POSED : The Unauthorized Biography of Lucy Lawless and Her On-Screen Character
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XENA X-POSED : The Unauthorized Biography of Lucy Lawless and Her On-Screen Character

By Crenshaw, Nadine

Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing, 1997. Text/BRAND NEW. Illustrated soft cover/NF w/light wear & faint creasing to back. Trace corner bends from poor shelving. First Edition, First Printing. Unauthorized biography of Lucy Lawless, born Lucy Ryan in Mount Albert, New Zealand. 12 chapters: 1. A Private Catholic Education; 2, A Big Fish in a Small Pond; 3, Three Measly Installments; 4, A Copper-Armored Bustier; 5, A Woman of Many Skills; 6, Shocked to Be Called a Feminist; 7, Good Childbearing Hips; 8, Recuperating; 9. Left Dumb, Speechless, & Limp; 10, Stretched in Every Direction; 11, Heroes, Monsters, & Singing, Too; and, 12, A Crowd of Adorers at Her Feet. Followed by an Encyclopedia of the Xenavers, and an Unofficial Dictionary of Lucy Lawless' English.. First Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine/None as Issued.

$18.50

AROUND THE WORLD WITH KIPLING (The Mandalay Edition of the Works of Rudyard Kipling)

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co, 1926. Text/As New. Embossed maroon linen boards/Fine. DJ/None. Gilt upper text edge; frontispiece, photo portrait. Decorated endpapers. Illustrated text with fold-out map (also, As New) of places one might visit on a trip around the world with Kipling. Trace soiling to free endpapers. Last volume of The Mandalay Edition of the Works of Rudyar Kipling. This volume is a compilation of essays on the life and works of India-born English novelist, short story writer and poet (Joseph) Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. The 5 essays and their authors are: 1, Kipling at Home (Irvin S. Cobb); 2, Rudyar Kipling: A Biographical Sketch (Anice Page Cooper); 3, Rudyard Kipling's Place in Literature (Richard Le Galliene); 4, Rudyard Kipling (William Lyon Phelps); and, 5, Rudyard Kipling as a Frenchman Sees Him (Andre Chevrillon). Followed by Index to Kipling's works.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$48.50

THE STRANGE CASE OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK : Or, The Plain Man's Hitchcock

By Durgnat, Raymond

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1978. Text/BRAND. Illustrated soft cover (two reverse silhouettes of Hitchcock's profile)/VG; Strong & sound w/rubs to surfaces, all leading edges & faint creasings. First published in 1974 by Faber & Faber of UK and MIT Press of the US in hardcover; this copy is the First MIT Press Paperback Edition of 1978. An analysis of Hitchcock's entire feature-film output.. 1st Paperback Ed, 1st Printing. Paperback. Very Good/None As Issued.

$48.50

ELIZABETH & CATHERINE : Empresses of All the Russias
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ELIZABETH & CATHERINE : Empresses of All the Russias

By Coughlan, Robert; (Jay Gold, Editor)

New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's, 1974. Text/BRAND NEW. Red boards/Fine. DJ/NF w/rubs to leading edges. PO name on front cover verso. Court intrigue of 18th century Russia. Historical narrative of the powerful Empress Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great and whose peasant lover became "Emperor of the Night", and her "successor of choice", the German Princess Sophie of Anzalt who reigns supreme as Catherine the Great. Fine copy.. BOMC/Book Club Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$16.50

TRELAWNY : A Man's Life

By Armstrong, Margaret

New York, NY: Macmillan, 1940. Text/BRAND NEW. Red linen boards w/silver lettering/NF. DJ/None. Illustrated end papers; dyed upper text edge. Frontispiece portrait by Benjamin West. LAID-IN: BOMC REVIEW. Biography of novelist and adventurer Edward Trelawny (1792 - 1881). If "Byronic" is understood as evoking the romantic, handsomely dark, mysterious and moody characteristics, then Trelawny may be said to be the incarnation of "Byronism". Like Lord Byron, Trelawny joined the fight for Greek Independence, and likewise, was drawn to close friendship with Shelley. He is remembered for his account of the last days of Shelley and Byron, and the scene of the burning of Shelley's body on the Italian beach.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Collectible - Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition, First Thus.

$34.50

KATHERINE MANSFIELD : The Woman and the Writer
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KATHERINE MANSFIELD : The Woman and the Writer

By Boddy, Gillian

Ringwood, Australia: Penguin, 1988. Text/BRAND NEW. Soft cover/NF w/faint creasing to lower front corner. Remainder mark to lower text edge. Biography of New Zealand short story writer Katherine Mansfield, pseudonym of Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp (1888 - 1923). A life through notes, poems, letters and stories, photographs linked by commentary. Fine copy.. First Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. Near Fine/None as Issued. First Edition, First Thus.

$14.50

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