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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 BERMAN, SUSAN & ROBERT DURST Easy Street - The True Story of a Mob Family
New York Dial Press 1981 
First Edition, First Printing. Signed and inscribed by the author Susan Berman, the murdered writer and journalist, who was close friends with New York real estate heir Robert Durst who is being tried for her murder. The book is inscribed: “Jan 1, 2000, Dear Arnie: It was a pleasure to meet such a gentleman in L.A.! Have a wonderful new year. Love, Susan Berman. P.S. I can't wait to see your documentary Pts of Light. I hope it can be rented.” Illustrated. This is Berman's memoir of growing up in a mob family in Las Vegas. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a few minor tears. Susan Berman's relationship with Robert Durst and her homicide just before Christmas in 2000 was profiled in depth in the acclaimed 2015 HBO documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, directed by Andrew Jarecki. In a 2005 deposition Durst reported that Ms. Berman had contacted him about how the Los Angeles Police Department wanted to talk with her about the unresolved October 2000 disappearance of Durst's first wife Kathleen McCormack, for which Durst was extensively questioned about at the time, but was not formally charged with a crime. As events unfolded, n March 14, 2015 Robert Durst was arrested by FBI agents in New Orleans for Susan Berman's murder. Ironically, the HBO documentary, for which Durst voluntarily granted lengthy interviews, contributed key new evidence to Berman's homicide investigation which eventually lead to the filing of murder charges against him. All in all, a complex and enigmatic story. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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London Macgibbon & Kee, Ltd. 1966 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author Elisabeth Mann Borgese: “For Mitch, affectionately, Elisabeth. Santa Barbara, April 18, 1967.” Illustrated. Fine copy without dust jacket. A book about humans communicating with other animals, featuring a dog named Arli and a chimpanzee named Bob, both of whom were trained to type (an who became friends - without any training necessary!). 
Price: 85.00 USD
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4 CALLENDER, RED & ELAINE COHEN Unfinished Dream. The Musical World of Red Callender
Los Angeles Quartet Books 1985 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy from the great jazz bassist, Red Callender. Inscribed by the author: “For Toni, With love & admiration. Peace & Love, Red Callender. 1/9/87.” Illustrated. Fine in a fine fresh dust jacket. A comprehensive portrait of jazz musician, composer, and arranger, Red Callender, who traveled the world and played with the best of the best, including Louis Armstrong, Lester Young, Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Erroll Garner, Art Tatum, and Charles Mingus. With a survey of the history of jazz in California, Callender's musical theories, a discography, and more. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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5 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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6 DICKSON, W.K.L. (WILLIAM KENNEDY-LAURIE) The Biograph in Battle. Its Story in the South African War Related with Personal Experiences
London T. Fisher Unwin 1901 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author William Kennedy-Laurie Dickson to Captain C. R. E. Radclyffe, a founder of the international sporting organization Shikar Club and author of Big Game Shooting in Alaska, whose bookplate is on the front pastedown. Inscribed: “To Capt. C. E. Radclyffe, Comp. of the author, W-Kennedy-Laurie Dickson, June 23 / 05.” Illustrated throughout with photographs and sketches by the author including a foldout panorama. A very good slightly used copy in olive green cloth lettered in black and gilt on spine and in white and black on the pictorial upper board with some minor edge wear to the cloth. William Kennedy Laurie Dickson was a Scottish inventor and groundbreaking filmmaker who devised an early motion picture camera while under the employment of Thomas Edison. In 1895 he founded the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company which was the first motion picture company devoted entirely to film production and exhibition. From late 1899 through mid 1900 Dickson was in South Africa filming scenes of the Boer War, often at the very front of the action. 
Price: 8500.00 USD
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7 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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8 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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9 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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10 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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12 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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13 GIBBONS, BILLY F. with TOM VICKERS Rock & Roll Gearhead
St. Paul, MN MBI Publishing Co. 2005 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Billy F. Gibbons, guitar player with the great rock & roll band, ZZ Top, dated 2006. Oversize, 11” x 12 1/4”. With photographs by David Perry. Fine in a fine dust jacket. With detailed photographs and information on ten of Gibbons' most outrageous custom hot rods, including Kopperhed, CadZZilla, and the infamous Eliminator Coupe. Also has early biographical information about Gibbons, his Texas garage band years, and, of course, much insider scoop on life & touring with ZZ Top. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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14 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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15 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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16 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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17 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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18 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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19 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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20 MARCEL JR., JESSE The Roswell Legacy. The Son of the First Military Officer at the 1947 Crash Site Tells His Father's Story and His Own (ISBN: 9795917099 / 9795917-0-9-9)
Helena, MT Big Sky Press 2007 
First Edition. Paperback Original. Signed by the author, Jesse Marcel, Jr.: “To Richard, Best Wishes, Jesse Marcel.” Illustrated. Fine in printed wrappers. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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