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The Bright Lights: A Theatre Life (First Edition, inscribed by the author)
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The Bright Lights: A Theatre Life (First Edition, inscribed by the author)

by Marian Seldes

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1978. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication on the front endpaper: "It makes me so happy to think of my book in your house, dear Norman / Thank you for all your kindness / Love / Marian / December 28, 1978." A memoir by Tony Award-winning actress Marian Seldes. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket spine panel lightly faded, with a hint of wear at the spine ends.
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Casey at the Bat: The Story of My Life in Baseball (Signed First Edition)
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Casey at the Bat: The Story of My Life in Baseball (Signed First Edition)

by Casey Stengel, Harry T. Paxton

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New York: Random House, 1962. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by Casey Stengel on the half-title. The memoirs of Major League Baseball right fielder and manager Casey Stengel, best known as the manager of the New York Yankees in the 1950s, and the Mets in the 1960s. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus, price-clipped dust jacket. Boards lightly worn. Jacket lightly rubbed, with a few small chips and accompanying creasing at the corners.
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Dangerous Crossing (First Edition, inscribed to film director and producer Tony Bill)

Dangerous Crossing (First Edition, inscribed to film director and producer Tony Bill)

by C. Robert Holloway

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New Orleans, LA: Self published, 2013. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Laid in is an INSCRIBED bookmark from the author to Tony Bill and his wife: "For Tony & Helen / With admiration for all that you are and all that you do / With great affection / C. Robert." A travel memoir, beginning in Malibu, California, and ending in New York City. From the collection of Oscar-winning director-producer Tony Bill, whose credits include "The Sting" (1973, producer), "Soldier in the Rain" (1963, actor), "Shampoo" (1975, actor), and "Five Corners" (1987, director-producer). Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. Scarce.
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The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography (Signed First Edition)
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The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography (Signed First Edition)

by Philip Roth

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New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux [FSG], 1988. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. The first of Roth's two memoirs. Front board lightly bowed, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket lightly rubbed.
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The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography (First Edition)

The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography (First Edition)

by Philip Roth

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New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux [FSG], 1988. First Edition. First Edition. The first of Roth's two memoirs. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.
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Fragments from an Unwritten Autobiography, Volumes I and II (First Edition, inscribed to...
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Fragments from an Unwritten Autobiography, Volumes I and II (First Edition, inscribed to screenwriter Anita Loos)

by Carl Van Vechten

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New Haven: Yale University Press, 1955. First Edition. First Edition, two volumes bound in red cloth housed in a black cloth covered slipcase. Issued for Carl Van Vechten's 75th birthday. Warmly INSCRIBED by Van Vechten on the front endpaper of the first volume to noted screenwriter Anita Loos: "For Anita with admiration and love from Carl / Christmas, 1955 / New York." Loos' ownership stamp on the front endpaper of each volume. Loos, a prolific and highly regarded screenwriter, has only now begun to have her influence on film be fully recognized. She has over 150 screenplays to her name, including "Red Headed Woman" and "The Women," and is considered to have been the first staff script writer, hired by D.W. Griffith's Triangle Film Corporation. A lovely association copy between two creative minds. Both volumes have just a hint of toning to the red cloth at the extremities, else Fine in a Fine slipcase.
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I'm Lucky At That (First Edition)

I'm Lucky At That (First Edition)

by David Betts

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Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1930. First Edition. First Edition. Born in England, David Betts drifted around the American West before coming to New York and finding work driving cabs. He was dubbed "The Taxi Philosopher" after publishing several letters featuring his views on life and in the "New York Evening Post" during the 1920s. Proletarian through and through, "I'm Lucky At That" is part memoir of Lett's transient working life and part homespun, epigrammatical advice, written in his rough, conversational dialect. Near Fine in a Very Good plus example of the rare dust jacket. Owner name and address stamp on the front pastedown. Bump to the upper rear board. Jacket is lightly toned, with a couple of short closed tears, and light chipping. Rare in jacket.
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In Spite of Myself: A Memoir (Signed First Edition)
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In Spite of Myself: A Memoir (Signed First Edition)

by Christopher Plummer

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Small bump on the top left corner of the front board, else Fine and unread in an about Fine dust jacket.
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Into Woods (First Edition)

Into Woods (First Edition)

by Bill Roorbach

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Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2002. First Edition. First Edition. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.
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A Life (First Edition, inscribed)
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A Life (First Edition, inscribed)

by Elia Kazan

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper: "To Charles Fish / Elia Kazan." Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket lightly worn on the corners and flaps.
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A Life in Movies: An Autobiography (Signed First Edition)
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A Life in Movies: An Autobiography (Signed First Edition)

by Michael Powell

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. First American Edition. SIGNED in the year of publication by the author on the title page. Michael Powell directed many of the twentieth century's most enduring British film classics, including "The Red Shoes," "Peeping Tom," "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp," "Black Narcissus," and "I Know Where I'm Going." Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. A scarce signature.
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On Reflection (Limited Edition, one of 1000 copies signed by the author)
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On Reflection (Limited Edition, one of 1000 copies signed by the author)

by Helen Hayes

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New York: M. Evans / J.B. Lippincott, 1968. Limited Edition, one of 1000 numbered copies (this being No. 880) SIGNED by the author. A memoir by actress Helen Hayes, the "First Lady of American Theatre." Fine and unread in an about Fine example of the publisher's red slipcase, with no dust jacket as issued. Publisher's "Autographed Copy" sticker on the slipcase.
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Palimpsest: A Memoir (Signed First Edition)
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Palimpsest: A Memoir (Signed First Edition)

by Gore Vidal

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New York: Random House, 1995. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in a lightly toned, else about Fine dust jacket.
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Point Last Seen (First Edition, inscribed to author Chris Offutt)
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Point Last Seen (First Edition, inscribed to author Chris Offutt)

by Hannah Nyala

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Boston: Beacon Books, 1997. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Hannah Nyala on the verso of the half-title page to fellow author Chris Offutt: "For Chris- With great admiration and best wishes that your road ahead is always marked by the best qualities of the human spirit-lots of joy, hope, and healing. Warm regards, Hannah June 1997." A memoir of the author's experiences as a missing persons tracker. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996, was named one of the twenty Best Young American Novelists by "Granta" magazine. He has also written for popular television shows and national publications, has been visiting faculty at numerous institutions including the Iowa Writer's Workshop, and has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and others. Fine in a Fine dust jacket.
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Tales of a Wayward Inn and Do Not Disturb (First Edition, inscribed by the author)
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Tales of a Wayward Inn and Do Not Disturb (First Edition, inscribed by the author)

by Frank Case

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New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1940. First Edition. First Editions. Two classic books of essays on New York nightlife, published in 1938 and 1940 respectively. "Tales of a Wayward Inn" is INSCRIBED by the book's dedicatee, Robert Davis, on the front endpaper: "This first edition of Tales of a Wayward Inn is forced upon Mrs. John Charles Thomas by her admirer / Bob Davis / Chesapeake Bay / On board motor yacht Masquerader / Oct. 28, 1938." The second volume is unsigned. Additionally laid into "Tales of a Wayward Inn" is an envelope containing a typed letter signed from Davis to Mrs. Thomas on the letterhead of the New York newspaper The Sun, dated November 2, 1938, introducing the book, cautioning Mrs. Thomas against sharing the book before its release on November 17, and discussing his recent trip to Baltimore, where he visited the Davis family to attend a vocal festival. Frank Case was a hotelier who wrote extensively about his experiences owning and managing the Algonquin Hotel during the… Read More
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Third From the Left (Original treatment script for an unproduced film)
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Third From the Left (Original treatment script for an unproduced film)

by G.E. Moore (screenwriter)

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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Synopsis script for an unproduced film. Ribbon copy typescript. The supposed memoir of a showgirl, who begins who career simply as a beautiful woman who think she is untalented in all other areas, and ends up embarrassing herself rather often at the start of her career. She eventually develops a camaraderie with her fellow performers and begins to accept her life with people who care about her. Set in England. Pink titled wrappers with typescript title label affixed on the front wrapper. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter G.E. Moore. 32 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 28. Ribbon copy typescript. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound with string binding.
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Visiting Mrs. Nabokov and Other Excursions (Signed Uncorrected Proof)

Visiting Mrs. Nabokov and Other Excursions (Signed Uncorrected Proof)

by Martin Amis

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New York: Harmony Books, 1993. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First American Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Light fading to the spine, else Fine and unread in wrappers.
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Winter Journal (First Edition, Tony Bill's copy)
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Winter Journal (First Edition, Tony Bill's copy)

by Paul Auster

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New York: Henry Holt, 2012. First Edition. First Edition. Copy belonging to Oscar-wining director-producer, Tony Bill, with an inscription to him for his birthday on the half-title page, from a friend named "Augusto." From the collection of Tony Bill, whose credits include "The Sting" (1973, producer), "Soldier in the Rain" (1963, actor), "Shampoo" (1975, actor), and "Five Corners" (1987, director-producer). Fine and unread in a Fine, price-clipped dust jacket.
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