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1 ABDUL-JABBAR, KAREEM On the Shoulders of Giants - My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance
New York Simon & Schuster 2007 
Third printing. Signed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Hardbound. 275 pages. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 AINSWORTH, ED Maverick Mayor: A Biography of Sam Yorty, Mayor of Los Angeles
Garden City Doubleday 1966 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Mayor Sam Yorty and Ed Ainsworth as well as film star Marie Windsor and other numerous minor Los Angeles notables who attended the Los Angeles publication party for the book. Laid in is the printed invitation to the party. Very good in dust jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 ALLMAN, SHELDON & BOB PICKETT I'm Sorry the Bridge is Out, You'll Have to Spend the Night. A Monster Musical in Two Acts
Woodstock, IL Dramatic Publishing 1988 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Bobby Pickett, musician and composer best known for his award winning recording, The Monster Mash. Paperbound as issued. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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4 AVEDON, RICHARD & BROOKE SHIELDS Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine - Volume XXII, Number 5
New York Interview Inc. May 1992 
Laid in is a Typed Letter Signed from Richard Avedon to model & actress Brooke Shields, dated April 22, 1992, thanking her for Shield's birthday tribute on page 72 of this magazine. Written on Avedon's printed stationery “Dear Brooke (in Avedon's hand), What a wonderful tribute to us in Interview by you, and so beautifully written. (then again in Avedon's hand) Really, Thanks, Dick.” The handwritten parts are very large and flamboyantly written. Both Shields and Avedon shared the month of May for their birthdays. Shield writes in the magazine, with side by side portraits of them, in part “...One of my best birthday parties was at Richard Avedon's studio. I wish I had the Polariods. It was just Ariella, the makeup artist, Polly Mellen, and Avedon - the group I grew up with. I could smell the Chinese food from the dressing room: chicken and pine nuts, crispy shrimp with sugarcoated walnuts. I came out in a robe with a full face of make-up, and there were the usual big blue seltzer bottles with silver pumps on the table, and lots of nuts and raisins. And then they surprised me with a cake and champagne. It was really fun, like a true birthday party. However, I was underage, so it was “just one sip for you.' Twenty minutes later, Dick was saying, ‘Allright , fun is over. Back to work.” When Dick walks into a room, with his hair like Einstein's, and plays with his glasses, a lot of people are intimidated. And he doesn't like it if anybody else is around or speaking. But when he works, he is so creative, so sensitive. He hides behind the camera. It almost becomes a dance. There is a mutual vulnerability, and a moment of fusion when he clicks the shutter. You either get it or you don't.” 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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5 BAEZ, JOAN And a Voice to Sing With: A Memoir
New York Summit Books 1987 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author Joan Baez: “For Jay, Love, Joan Baez.” The autobiography of the noted folk singer and political activist. Uncommon signed. Illustrated. Fine in a very good slightly used dust jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 BAILEY, PEARL Duey's Tale
New York Harcourt 1975 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Pearl Bailey, to band leader, arranger, and composer, Nelson Riddle. Inscribed: “ For Nelson and Family, All Duey Pearl.” Across the front flyleaf, Bailey has written in her hand: “Pre-Release Copy.” Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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7 BAUR, LT. GENERAL HANS Hitler At My Side
Houston Eichler Publishing 1986 
First Edition - American. Signed by the author, General Hans Baur in blue ink on the title page. Rare in a signed copy. The autobiography of the famous German airman who was an Ace in World War I, went on to be a pioneer Air Mail and Lufthansa pilot, became chief pilot to Adolf Hitler, was with Hitler at his end in the bunker, and was finally imprisoned for 10 years by the Soviets. Fine in a price-clipped bright dust jacket. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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8 BAUR, LT. GENERAL HANS Hitler At My Side
Houston Eichler Publishing 1986 
First Edition - American. Signed by the author, General Hans Baur in blue ink on the title page. Rare in a signed copy. The autobiography of the famous German airman who was an Ace in World War I, went on to be a pioneer Air Mail and Lufthansa pilot, became chief pilot to Adolf Hitler, was with Hitler at his end in the bunker, and was finally imprisoned for 10 years by the Soviets. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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9 BERENSON, BERNARD Alberto Sani - An Artist Out of His Time
Florence Electa Editrice 1950 
Signed and inscribed by Bernard Berenson in 1951. Large quarto. 116 pages Illustrated with a photographic frontispiece and 67 illustrations. This is copy #37 of an unstated limited edition, printed by the Stamperia Valdonega in Verona. A little foxing to endpapers else near fine. Original linen cloth over printed boards. Housed in publisher's slipcase. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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10 BRADBURY, RAY Original Program for the XXV California Antiquarian Book Fair at Los Angeles Signed and Dated by Ray Bradbury
Los Angeles Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America 1992 
First Edition. Paperbound. Original program for the XXV California Antiquarian Book Fair at Los Angeles. signed and dated on the front cover by Ray Bradbury: “Ray Bradbury, 2/15/92.” With a faint 1/2” mark to the front cover, else fine in printed wrappers. The fair was held at the Los Angeles Airport Hilton and Towers Hotel, February 14, 15, 16, 1992. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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11 BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD ROCK BAND - EINARSON, JOHN & RITCHIE FURAY For What It's Worth - The Story of the Buffalo Springfield (ISBN: 0815412819 / 0-8154-1281-9)
New York Cooper Square Books 2004 
First Revised & Expanded Edition. Signed by former Buffalo Springfield band member, Richie Furay, who went on to found the group Poco. The definiive work on the influential rock band which launched the careers of Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and Jim Messina. Illustrated. 320 pages. Paperbound. Fine clean copy. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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12 CHANG, IRIS Thread of the Silkworm
New York Basic Books/HarperCollins 1995 
First Edition, First Printing. Signed by Iris Chang. With some of the earliest copies that Chang signed, she signed them in black ink using a Chinese ink brush, this is an example, thereafter because it takes time to dry, she switched to using regular ballpoint pens. Tiny bit of foxing to the endpapers and foredge else very good in a very good dust jacket with some slight rumbling. The true story of Tsien Hsue-shen, the Chinese-born scientist who helped launch the American space age, and was subsequently deported back to China after a lengthy and controversial legal battle, where he became the head of the Chinese missile program. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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13 CHANG, IRIS Thread of the Silkworm
New York Basic Books/HarperCollins 1995 
First Edition, First Printing. Signed presentation copy from Iris Chang, inscribed by the author: “For Wei-ling Dae. Best wishes & happy Chinese New Year, Iris Chang. 3-2-96.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. The true story of Tsien Hsue-shen, the Chinese-born scientist who helped launch the American space age, and was subsequently deported back to China after a lengthy and controversial legal battle, where he became the head of the Chinese missile program. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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14 CHAPLIN, CHARLES & TOM BRADEN Eight Is Enough - By Tom Braden
New York Random 1975 
First Edition. From the library of the great actor, writer, and director Charles Chaplin. Signed presentation copy to Charles Chaplin and his wife Oona from a friend as a Christmas gift. Inscribed: “For Oona & Charlie, With Love, Barbara, Xmas 75.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. The book is the amusing account of raising the eight children by Washington columnist Tom Braden. This is an especially appropriate gift for the Chaplins as Oona and Charles Chaplin had eight children themselves. The book is the basis of the acclaimed television series. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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15 CHARVET, DAVID Willard - A Life Under Canvas
Pasadena Magic Words 2008 
First Edition. Hardbound in tent canvas cloth and stamped with two colors. 370 pages, 276 photographic illustrations. As the publisher notes: “The story of the four men who performed under the name Willard the Wizard reads like a roller coaster ride made up of triumphant highs and tragic lows. Working closely with author David Charvet were Harry Willard's grown children, Eugene and Frances, who spent many years during their youth traveling with and performing in their father's show. David Charvet had access to not only what the audience saw on stage at the Harry Willard show, but also what was happening backstage. This is the ultimate behind the scenes story of a traveling tent show as told by those who lived it. Combining these firsthand accounts with Charvet's relentless research has produced a unique slice of magic history. As new. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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16 CHILD, JULIA Julia's Kitchen Wisdom - Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking
New York Knopf 2012 
First Edition. Signed by Julia Child: “Bon Apettit, Julia Child.” Slight use, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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17 CORCORAN, WILLIAM WILSON A Grandfather's Legacy: Containing A Sketch Of His Life And Obituary Notices Of Some Members of His Family Together With Letters From His Friends
Washington, D.C. Henry Polikinhorn 1879 
First Edition. Signed by the author, William Wilson Corcoran, Founder of the excellent Corcoran Gallery, and dedicated to his grandchildren on a special bound in leaf. The book gives a sketch of Corcoran's father and reprints many letters from such noted people as General Robert E. Lee, Washington Irving, President James Polk, General William T. Sherman, and many more. Bound in original three-quarter morocco and with marbled endpapers. About fine. Rare. 
Price: 675.00 USD
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18 DARROW, CLARENCE The Story of My Life
New York Scribners 1932 
First Edition, First Printing. Signed by Clarence Darrow on the printed half-title. Very good copy in original blue cloth with an excellent facsimile dust jacket. The autobiography of America's most famous trial lawyer. 
Price: 1150.00 USD
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19 ENTERS, ANGNA Artist's Life
New York Coward McCann 1958 
First Edition Signed and inscribed by Angna Enters - “For Alex Tiers, best wishes, Angna Enters.” Fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip at the top of spine and conjunction of the rear board. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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20 FERGUSSON, OTIS The Film Criticism of Otis Fergusson. Foreword by Andrew Sarris
Philadelphia Temple University Press 1971 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Nelson Algren whose copy this was with his ownership signature and an original drawing by him of a cat. Very good. Fergusson, along with James Agee, produced the most enlightened American film criticism to appear before World War II. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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