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  • Blodgett, Michael (1939-2007)
    CAPTAIN BLOOD: A Novel of Epic Revenge.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Stonehill Publishing Company, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - Scarce true first edition of the first novel by this actor turned author and screenwriter - Mario Puzo called it "one of the most savagely graphic and terrifying novels I've read in years. . . a white hot West coast thriller: taut, sexual and totally compelling." Originally written in 1977, it was considered too controversial for most publishers, until Stonehill (which was known for both the quality of its books and for being cutting edge) picked it up two years later. A cult classic now, one online reviewer commented that he was "not sure if it is some kind of transgressive masterpiece or simply a twisted mess of…

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    New York: Stonehill Publishing Company, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - Scarce true first edition of the first novel by this actor turned author and screenwriter - Mario Puzo called it "one of the most savagely graphic and terrifying novels I've read in years. . . a white hot West coast thriller: taut, sexual and totally compelling." Originally written in 1977, it was considered too controversial for most publishers, until Stonehill (which was known for both the quality of its books and for being cutting edge) picked it up two years later. A cult classic now, one online reviewer commented that he was "not sure if it is some kind of transgressive masterpiece or simply a twisted mess of epic proportions" (Adam Groves) while another noted that despite all the craziness and violence, it also contained "quasi-cinematic sequences that describe the often smogbound, but sometimes idyllic, landscape of the late 1970s Southern California, as if to say that for all its craziness, there is no better place to be on a clear and sunny spring morning." When this was later picked up by mainstream publishers, approximately 60 pp of the most violent sequences were cut from it and other minor revisions were made. 459 pp. ISBN: 0-883731002.

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    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some uneven toning to top edge of textblock, minor edgewear to dj, original price of 10.95 still present and overall a straight, sturdy and clean copy)

    Book ID: 89683
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  • HERO AND THE TERROR. by Blodgett, Michael (1939-2007)
    Blodgett, Michael (1939-2007)
    HERO AND THE TERROR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harmony, (1982) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by this actor turned writer and screenwriter, a pyscho-thriller set in Southern California: "You are about to meet a deranged sex killer, a human so driven by a force so perverted that you will never again feel completely safe. It's Christmas Eve and Simon Moon is losing his mind. Herrara Fiddleman is chief of detectives for the Venice, California police department.. . . So begins a desperate manhunt that brings chaos to a lush suburb of Los Angeles." A presentation copy very personally INSCRIBED ("to Sid Machtinger the best tax man west of the Mississippi") on the half title page and dated in 1983. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-517546922.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (slight spine slant).

    Book ID: 63451
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  • AN AMATEUR CORPSE. by Brett, Simon
    Brett, Simon
    AN AMATEUR CORPSE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth Charles Paris crime novel - an old friend is suspected of strangling his wife, but Charles is convinced he is not guilty. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-684-155710.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (slight spine slant)

    Book ID: 74113
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  • AN AMATEUR CORPSE. by Brett, Simon
    Brett, Simon
    AN AMATEUR CORPSE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1978) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth Charles Paris crime novel - an old friend is suspected of strangling his wife, but Charles is convinced he is not guilty. SIGNED on the title page. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-684-155710.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69489
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  • DUST TO DUST: A Memoir. by Busch, Benjamin.
    Busch, Benjamin.
    DUST TO DUST: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book - "an extraordinary memoir about ordinary things: life and death, peace and war, the adventures of childhood and the revelations of adulthood. Writing with enormous poignancy, Benjamin Busch - a decorated U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer who served two combat tours in Iraq, an actor on The Wire , and the son of celebrated novelist Frederick Busch-offers an unforgettable meditation on life and loss, the longing for the elemental and the call of the wild, and how the curious children we were remain alive in us all." 305 pp. ISBN: 978-0062014849.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64201
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  • DUST TO DUST: A Memoir. by Busch, Benjamin.
    Busch, Benjamin.
    DUST TO DUST: A Memoir.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The author's first book - "an extraordinary memoir about ordinary things: life and death, peace and war, the adventures of childhood and the revelations of adulthood. Writing with enormous poignancy, Benjamin Busch - a decorated U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer who served two combat tours in Iraq, an actor on The Wire , and the son of celebrated novelist Frederick Busch-offers an unforgettable meditation on life and loss, the longing for the elemental and the call of the wild, and how the curious children we were remain alive in us all."SIGNED on the title page with the last two words in the book "Live forever" and dated in the year of publication. 305 pp. ISBN: 978-0062014849.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64202
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  • JUST LIKE MARTIN. by Davis, Ossie.
    Davis, Ossie.
    JUST LIKE MARTIN.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1992.) dj. Hardcover - Actor and writer's first novel - a story for young adults about the early days of the civil rights struggle in Alabama. 215 pp. ISBN: 0-671-732021.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54064
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  • JUST LIKE MARTIN. by Davis, Ossie.
    Davis, Ossie.
    JUST LIKE MARTIN.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Actor and writer's first novel - a story for young adults about the early days of the civil rights struggle in Alabama. INSCRIBED on the title page "To Patricia, the best of everything, always.." and dated in 1993. ISBN: 0-671-732021.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53575
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  • THE MAN FROM WELLS FARGO. by Douglas, Warren. (1911-1997).
    Douglas, Warren. (1911-1997).
    THE MAN FROM WELLS FARGO.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Robert Hale, (1979.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Hard-to-find first novel by this actor and screenwriter (for among other things, the 'Bonanza' television show and the musicals 'Go for Your Gun' and 'Belle Starr') - a classic Western set in the Panamint Mountains near Death Valley.Presentation copy, warmly INSCRIBED by the author to a couple who were his friends and neighbors in the Sierra foothills and dated in the year of publication: 'to my dear friends... who believed when all others doubted. I will always be grateful for your encouragement and friendship. Love and God Bless. Merry Christmas 1979 and the best New Year ever. Always your friend, Warren Douglas.' 170 pp. Newspaper clipping with an obituary laid in. ISBN: 0-7091-77097.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket. (short closed tear)

    Book ID: 38111
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  • ONE RODE ALONE. by Douglas, Warren. (1911-1997).
    Douglas, Warren. (1911-1997).
    ONE RODE ALONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Robert Hale, (1980.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Hard-to-find novel by this actor and screenwriter (for among other things, the 'Bonanza' television show and the musicals 'Go for Your Gun' and 'Belle Starr') - a classic Western set in the Utah territory.Presentation copy, warmly INSCRIBED by the author to a couple who were his friends and neighbors in the Sierra foothills, 'with much love and deep appreciation. Your warm love and friendship has proven to me once again that we do not, indeed, 'Ride alone.' Thank you and God bless you. I will never forget. Always your friend, Warren Douglas.' 160 pp. ISBN: 0-7091-82562.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket. (minor edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 38076
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  • Fisher, Carrie.
    THE BEST AWFUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to Fisher's 'Postcards from the Edge." One reviewer described it as the "hilarious, occasionally tragic, but always captivating world of Suzanne Vale, a bi-polar, celebrity talk show host with a six-year old daughter, a gay ex-husband, an aging starlet mother, and an unbreakable will to survive. . . a rambunctious, honest, wise-cracking trip to rock bottom and back again." 269 pp. ISBN: 0-684809133.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (crease to rear flap of dj, very light creasing to last few pages.)

    Book ID: 78865
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  • JAMES EARL JONES: VOICES AND SILENCES. by Jones, James Earl and Penelope Niven.
    Jones, James Earl and Penelope Niven.
    JAMES EARL JONES: VOICES AND SILENCES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of the African American actor, James Earl Jones, who came from a family of farmers and sharecroppers in Mississippi who lived twelve to a house, but went on to became one of the great actors of our time. Photographs, chronology of his career and roles, index. xxii 393 pp. ISBN: 0-684195135.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65725
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  • A MONK SWIMMING: A Memoir. by McCourt, Malachy
    McCourt, Malachy
    A MONK SWIMMING: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1998). Hardcover first edition - A memoir by this actor and author - he and his older brother Frank, the Pulitzer prize winning author of "Angela's Ashes," were born in Brooklyn, moved with their parents to Ireland as children, then escaped the poverty of Limerick and returned to the US. This book primarily focuses on the decade 1952 to 1963, when Malachy "roistered across the U.S., Europe, and Asia." 290 pp. ISBN: 0-786863986.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79704
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  • SHARON TATE: A Life. by Sanders, Ed.
    Sanders, Ed.
    SHARON TATE: A Life.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Da Capo Press, (2016). First edition - This biography, by the author of the classic book on the Manson cult, "The Family" "takes a close look at Tate's lifeÑfrom her itinerant childhood and early career in fashion to her transition to film, passionate marriage to the brilliant and troubled Roman Polanski, and violent murder at the hands of the Manson family cult. Sanders's 'Sharon Tate' offers new insights into what happened on the night of her death and explores new motives for the targeting of the Polanski household." IIlustrated with drawings by Rick Veitch and photographs. 271 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67346
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  • Blair Underwood Presents FROM CAPE TOWN WITH LOVE: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel by Underwood, Blair; Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes
    Underwood, Blair; Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes
    Blair Underwood Presents FROM CAPE TOWN WITH LOVE: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria Books - Simon & Schuster, (2010.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third novel featuring actor turned detective Tennyson Hardwick, set mostly in South Africa. SIGNED by Steven Barnes on the title page. 365 pp. ISBN: 1439159122.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56892
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  • Blair Underwood Presents FROM CAPE TOWN WITH LOVE: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel by Underwood, Blair; Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes
    Underwood, Blair; Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes
    Blair Underwood Presents FROM CAPE TOWN WITH LOVE: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria Books - Simon & Schuster, (2010.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third novel featuring actor turned detective Tennyson Hardwick, set mostly in South Africa. SIGNED by Steven Barnes on the title page. 365 pp. ISBN: 1439159122.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 66462
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  • Waters, Ethel.
    TO ME IT'S WONDERFUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - African American actress and singer's second autobiography, focusing on her later and more spiritual years. Illustrated with photographs (including several of the young Waters by Carl Van Vechten). introduction by Eugenia Price and Joyce Blackburn. Dust jacket praise by Dale Evans Rogers. Printed signature and inscription on title page (often mistaken for the real thing.) Editor's note on the 'performance highlights' of her career. 162 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (slight remnants of pocket or bookplate on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 35643
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  • TO ME IT'S WONDERFUL. by Waters, Ethel.
    Waters, Ethel.
    TO ME IT'S WONDERFUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - African American actress and singer's second autobiography, focusing on her later and more spiritual years. Illustrated with photographs (including several of the young Waters by Carl Van Vechten). introduction by Eugenia Price and Joyce Blackburn. Dust jacket praise by Dale Evans Rogers. Printed signature and inscription on title page (often mistaken for the real thing.) Editor's note on the 'performance highlights' of her career. 162 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good dj. (small peeled spot on spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 49237
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  • Waters, Ethel.
    TO ME IT'S WONDERFUL.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1972.). African American actress and singer's second autobiography, focusing on her later and more spiritual years. Illustrated with photographs (including several of the young Waters by Carl Van Vechten). introduction by Eugenia Price and Joyce Blackburn. Dust jacket praise by Dale Evans Rogers. Facsimile signature and inscription on title page (often mistaken for the real thing.) Editor's note on the 'performance highlights' of her career. 162 pp.

    Condition: Good condition (usual toning to the paper, previous owner's name, some rubbing to the cover)

    Book ID: 35644
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