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  • RICARDO: DIARY OF A MATINEE IDOL. by Alfieri, Richard.
    Alfieri, Richard.
    RICARDO: DIARY OF A MATINEE IDOL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Barbara: John Daniel & Co., 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in the Hollywood of the 1920s and 1930s during the era of silent films, the story of a Jewish-Italian boy from the Bronx, presented to the public as a new Latin lover, Paramount's answer to Valentino. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-936784652.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 68024
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  • THE FAIR MAID OF GRAYSTONES. by [Decorative Binding] Dix, Beulah Marie (1876-1970); Blanche Greer, illustrator.
    [Decorative Binding] Dix, Beulah Marie (1876-1970); Blanche Greer, illustrator.
    THE FAIR MAID OF GRAYSTONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1905.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An early novel of mystery and romance set in 17th century Puritan England by this profilic author and 'legendary' woman screenwriter of the silent film era. In its review, the New York Times summed this up nicely - "Whoever loves a doughty fight -- in fact, a series of seemingly never to be ended fights, and a hero stubbornly refusing to be worsted no matter how hardly fate treats him -- let him read this novel of Puritan England. There is not much history to trouble about, (which perhaps is little fault,) but there is good style here, and lively characterization in Miss Dix's now known manner." 351 pp plus 5 pp of ads for her earlier books.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket. Attractive decorative binding with gilt lettering and black decorations on the spine, embossed decorations and a gilt key on the front cover with black lettering. Bound in olive green cloth, top edge gilt. The dust jacket repeats the designs on the cover in dark blue on silver. Uncommon in the first edition and especially so in dust jacket and in this condition,

    Book ID: 75280
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  • PIRATE KING. by King, Laurie R.
    King, Laurie R.
    PIRATE KING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2011,) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes and set in the world of England's young silent film industry. SIGNED on the title page. 300 pp. ISBN: 9780553807981.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot).

    Book ID: 72245
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  • PIRATE KING. by King, Laurie R.
    King, Laurie R.
    PIRATE KING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2011,) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes and set in the world of England's young silent film industry. SIGNED on the title page. 300 pp. ISBN: 9780553807981.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 67866
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  • PIRATE KING. by King, Laurie R.
    King, Laurie R.
    PIRATE KING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2011,) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes and set in the world of England's young silent film industry. SIGNED on a book plate tipped onto the half title page. 300 pp. ISBN: 9780553807981.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73561
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  • THE CHAPERONE. by Moriarty, Laura.
    Moriarty, Laura.
    THE CHAPERONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2012. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in 1922 and inspired by the life of silent film star Louise Brooks. SIGNED on the title page. 367 pp. ISBN: 9781594487019.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56500
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  • Moy, James S.
    MARGINAL SIGHTS: Staging the Chinese in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    Iowa City: University of Iowa Press (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the history and prevalence of stereotypes in depicting the Chinese in films and theatre, from Bret Harte and Mark Twain's play 'Ah Sin' to O'Neill's Marcos Millions and the contemporary Broadway hit 'Miss Saigon' and from early silent films to modern pornography. The stereetypes range from Charlie Chan to Fu Manchu to Madame Butterfly. Includes a chapter on the photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown by Arnold Genthe. A title in the 'Theatre History and Culture' series. 158 pp. with notes and bibliography. ISBN: 0-87745-4272.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 26466
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  • TOM MIX DIED FOR YOUR SINS: A Novel Based on His Life. by Ponicsan, Darryl.
    Ponicsan, Darryl.
    TOM MIX DIED FOR YOUR SINS: A Novel Based on His Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1973) dj. Hardcover first edition - The sixth novel by the author of 'Cinderella Liberty.' Although written as fiction, this is based on fact, the story of a larger than life cowboy in the early 1900s, who brought his incredible stunts to silent films. Illustrated with 14 pages of photographs. 300 pp. ISBN: 0-440059690.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 67990
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