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1 Twelve Good Men and True
Los Angeles Times-Mirror 1927 
First Edition. One of a limited edition of 75 numbered copies. Presentation copy signed by the printer and publisher: “Sim W. Crabill,” to silent film actor Harold Lloyd who is one of the men honored in the text. Beautifully printed on heavy fine watermarked paper, intended for private distribution. With moire covered interior and full brown morocco and gilt stamped binding. Near fine with a touch of sunning to the spine and upper edge of the front cover and with a bit of edge wear. A collection of twelve pen portraits with text which first appeared in 1927 as frontispieces under the heading “Hoo's Hoo and What Have You” in Three Minutes, the house publication of the Times-Mirror Printing and binding house in Los Angeles. In addition to Harold Lloyd, the group of distinguished men includes film director Hal Roach, Perry W. Weidner, president of the United States National Bank, William May Garland, president of thee Los Angeles Athletic Club, Ralph J. Chandler, of the Los Angeles Steamship Company, William Andrews Clark, Jr., etc. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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2 DE SEVERSKY, MAJOR ALEXANDER P Victory Through Air Power
New York Simon & Schuster 1942 
Later printing. Signed presentation copy inscribed to World War II American air ace, Jack Darmody by De Serversky, Inscribed in ink on the photograph portrait of the book's dedicatee, General Billy Mitchell: “To Capt. Jack Darmody, one of the best ever, Major Alexander P. De Seversky.” Signature of his wife, Margaret Darmody, on the rear endpaper. Very good in a chipped dust jacket with a very worn rear panel. A colleague of General Billy Mitchell and a major figure in aviation history as well as inventor of the automatic bombsight, De Seversky appeared in the Walt Disney film version of this book as himself punctuating animated sequences on the history of flight and the importance of air power to winning the war. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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3 DUNN, LLOYD On the Flip Side with Lloyd Dunn
New York Billboard Publications 1975 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy inscribed by the author, former record executive and producer Lloyd Dunn to Norman Tyre, a noted Hollywood entertainment lawyer, inscribed by the author: “To Norman Tyre - This is my book of ‘happy memories'...mostly! See page 41 for a pleasant incident you may remember! As they say at EMI, ‘All the best'! Lloyd Dunn.” The incident to which Mr. Dunn was referring happened during an early morning flight from Paris to London where Mr. Dunn declined a complimentary glass of champagne, commenting that “Anyone who drinks champagne at nine is a lush.”. To which his flight companion, Mr. Tyre, responded “Anyone who turns down free French champagne is an idiot!” Near fine lightly used copy in a very good dust jacket with some fading to the spine and a few tiny edge nicks. A book of interesting and amusing memoirs and anecdotes from Lloyd Dunn's long and distinguished career in the music business where he became the top executive at Capitol Records. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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4 ELLERBEE, LINDA “And So It Goes” Adventures in Television
New York Putnam 1986 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy inscribed by the author, Linda Ellerbee, inscribed: ”For Tony, Remember - it's only television. Not like Hollywood. Linda Ellerbee. Aug. 10, 1986.” Near fine in a near fine lightly used dust jacket with one 3/4” tear. The insightful and often hilarious memoirs of journalist Linda Ellerbee's experience in TV news. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 ERCOLI, RIKKI Legends of Punk. Photos from the Vault
San Francisco Manic D Press 2003 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Rikki Ercoli: “Punk Rules OK! Rikki.” Fine without dust jacket as issued. A photo journal of Punk Rock's Golden Age documenting the rise of such noted punk musicians and personalities as Sid Viscious, the Misfits, PIL, Patti Smith, the Ramones, Blondie, The Clash, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Lydia Lunch, Stiv Bators and the Dead Boys, Jello Biafra, Bauhaus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Billy Idol, Adam Ant, Nico, Andy Warhol, and more. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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6 FIFE, GRAEME Arthur The King. The Themes Behind the Legend
New York Sterling Publishing 1991 
First Edition - American. Film director Peter Bogdanovich's copy with his autograph ownership signature and his ownership stamp. Fine in a lightly used dust jacket, with a few small tears Illustrated. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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New York Frederick A. Stokes 1937 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy from Elizabeth Chabot Forrest. Inscribed by the author: “Mrs. John Greer. From Elizabeth Chabot Forrest. December 7, 1937.” Illustrated with thirty-eight reproductions from photographs taken by the author. Near fine copy with a tiny tear to the cloth at the bottom of the spine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a touch of fading to the spine and some shallow chips and tears. A true adventure story of a young American husband and wife living in the Arctic Circle. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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8 FOX, TED In the Groove. The People Behind the Music
New York St. Martin's 1986 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Ted Fox to record and media mogul David Geffen dated 1986. Fine in a lightly rubbed dust jacket. Interviews with the producers and record company moguls who have produced modern music. Illustrated. Geffen is mentioned in the text. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9 GINGRICH, ARNOLD Toys of a Lifetime
New York Knopf 1966 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy from Arnold Gingrich, the founding editor of Esquire magazine to his literary agent Dorothy Olding of Harold Ober Associates, inscribed by the author: “For Dorothy Olding, with great affection. Arnold Gingrich. N.Y. 7 X ‘66.” Illustrated with drawings by Leslie Saalburg. Fine bright copy in a fine bright dust jacket. A collection of essays and personal narratives about “...the aesthetics of the inanimate - pipes, town houses, food, automobiles, ships, liquors, country houses, violins, shoes and habardashery, and even airlines...” 
Price: 150.00 USD
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10 HARRIS, LEON The Russian Ballet School
New York Atheneum 1970 
First Edition. The dedication copy inscribed by Leon Harris to the book's dedicatee, his literary agent Dorothy Olding of Harold Ober Associates, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, upon which is printed “for Dorothy Olding with love” beneath which Harris adds “and gratitude, Leon. 20 October 1970.” Quarto. Illustrated throughout with photographs by Leon Harris. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A glimpse behind the scenes of the two most famous Russian classical ballet schools, the Kirov and the Bolshoi, where talented young dancers begin their training under the age of ten and continue with eight years of extensive and demanding education until graduation. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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11 HEYN, ERNEST (ED.) Twelve Sport Immortals
New York Bartholomew House, Inc. 1949 
Reprint Edition. Signed presentation copy from acclaimed sports journalist, Jack Sher, whose writing is included in this volume, inscribed by the author: “To Judy, California's number one girl sports fan. Best wishes, Jack Sher.” Sher has written eight of the book's twelve biographical pieces. Illustrated. Near fine copy with a trace of darkening along the outer edges in a very good bright dust jacket with some shallow chipping and a few small tears and very slight darkening to the spine. A collection of substantial portraits of twelve amazing professional athletes, including baseball legends as Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Joe DiMaggio, Connie Mack, Bob Feller, John McGraw, Dizzy Dean, and Babe Ruth, and boxing greats Jou Louis and Jack Dempsey. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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12 HILL, CONSTANCE VALIS Brotherhood Rhythm. The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers
New York Cooper Square Press 2002 
First Edition - Paperback with a new introduction by Jennifer Dunning, dance critic with The New York Times and author of biographies of Alvin Ailey and Geoffrey Holder. Paperbound. Boldly signed by the tap dancing legend, Fayard Nicholas, on the title page. With a foreword by Gregory Hines. Illustrated. Fine in printed wrappers. The amazing story of the great African-American jazz tap dancing team, Fayard and Harold Nicholas, who consistently dazzled audiences with some of the most amazing footwork and dance moves ever seen. The Nicholas Brothers worked on Broadway with George Balanchine in Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 and Babes in Arms in 1937, and in such popular films as Pie, Pie, Blackbird (1932), Down Argentine Way (1940), Sun Valley Serenade (1941), Carolina Blues (1944), etc. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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13 JOHNSON, CLARE How to Trick Rope
Las Vegas Wild West Arts Club 1994 
First Edition. One of 200 numbered special hardbound copies signed by the author, Clare Johnson. With a signed presentation inscription to a recipient from the book's publisher. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Fine without dust jacket as issued. The definitive book all about the history and art of trick roping from one of the best experts in the field. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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14 JUDD, NAOMI Love Can Build a Bridge
New York Villard Books 1993 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Naomi Judd: “Love & Blessings, Naomi, 11-93.” Illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The moving story of the phenomenally successful Judd family with mother Naomi and oldest daughter Wynonna as the country music superstar duo, The Judds, with youngest daughter Ashley who has made a name for herself as an accomplished actress in the films Ruby in Paradise, A Time to Kill, Kiss the Girls, and most recently Where the Heart Is. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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15 MCLUHAN, HERBERT MARSHALL The Mechanical Bride: Folklore of Industrial Man
New York The Vanguard Press 1951 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy inscribed by the author, Herbert Marshall McLuhan, inscribed by the author: “Greetings to ____, from Herbert Marshall McLuhan, June 1st 1977.” Ownership signature. Oversized format. Illustrated. Very good plus lightly used copy in a very good lightly dust soiled dust jacket with some small chips and tears. An analysis of the methods and applied mythology driving the modern consumer culture. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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New York Dodd, Mead 1942 
Later Revised Edition. Illustrated. Signed presentation copy from Comdr. Harold Blaine Miller to literary agent Dorothy Olding of Harold Ober Associates, inscribed by the author: “Happy Landings to Dorothy Olding. Min Miller. Comdr. Harold Blaine Miller, Nov. 6, 1942, Washington D.C.” A slightly used and worn copy with some fading to the spine, a thumbnail tear to the cloth at the spine not affecting the lettering, and general light fraying to the corners without dust jacket. An historical narrative of the development of the U.S. Navy's aviation efforts with much personal information and many terrific black & white photographs. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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17 NICHOLS, RUTH Wings for Life
Philadelphia Lippincott 1957 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy from Ruth Nichols, inscribed by the author: “To Maurice Charles, With my good wishes as a mutual friend of a real Spartan pilot - Lorraine Emerson - and in memory of Fred Ames. Sincerely, Ruth Nichols.” Illustrated with black & white photos, including one of Ruth and Amelia Earhart taken at the Santa Monica airport after the 1933 Bendix Transcontinental Trophy Race. Foreword by Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, U.S.N. Near fine or better copy with just a faint trace of edge wear in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing and a couple of very small tears. The autobiography of famous aviatrix Ruth Nichols, who began her career flying with Rogers Airlines in 1922 and went on to establish three new international records for women in 1931 (altitude, speed, and distance). In 1932 she flew from Los Angeles to New York in thirteen hours and twenty-one minutes - one hour less than the previous transcontinental record set by Charles Lindbergh. In 1955 she became the first woman in the United States to pilot a twin-engine Executive aircraft. In addition to her amazing career in aviation, Ruth Nichols was a tireless promoter of aviation to the public, especially to children, and was the first woman to receive the title of ‘World Pilot' when serving as special correspondent for the U.S. Committee for U.N.I.C.E.F. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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18 PHILLIPS, JOHN Papa John. An Autobiography by John Phillips. With Jim Jerome
Garden City Dolphin Books/Doubleday 1986 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, John Phillips: “Good luck! John Phillips.” Illustrated. Fine in a very good plus dust jacket with some small tears and tiny edge nicks. The story of John Phillips, founding member of one of the Mamas and the Papas, one of the most famous and influential rock bands, whose core-lineup included John Phillips, Michelle Phillips, Mama Cass Elliot, and Denny Doherty. Phillips wrote such classic songs as “California Dreamin'”, “Monday, Monday”, “Go Where You Want to Go”, “Words of Love”, “Creeque Alley”, etc. 
Price: 550.00 USD
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19 RICKENBACKER, CAPT. EDWARD V Fighting the Flying Circus
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1919 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Capt. Edward V. Rickenbacker: “In appreciation of your confidence, Capt. E.V. Rickenbacker.” Very good lightly used copy with very minor splitting at front fold and some slight darkening to the spine with a touch of fraying to the corners and with a couple of tiny tears to the cloth at the top and bottom of the spine without dust jacket. Illustrated with maps by Laurence La Tourette Driggs (who also wrote the foreword) and a frontispiece photographic portrait of Capt. Rickenbaker. The candid and engaging memoirs of Capt. Edward V. Rickenbacker, Commanding Officer of the 94th Pursuit Squadron, U.S. Air Service and his experiences in France during World War I, where he distinguished himself with a brilliant and unscathed career as a master air fighter. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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20 RIVERA, DIEGO Das Werk Des Maler
Berlin Neuer Deutscher Verlag 1928 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Diego Rivera: “To Jeanette Myers, Diego Rivera, August 1936, Mexico”. A volume studying Rivera's mural with full page black & white plates. Spine skillfully rebacked with matching gray cloth. Text in German. 
Price: 685.00 USD
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