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The Drowning Pool (Signed First Edition, dedication copy, inscribed to Anthony Boucher)

The Drowning Pool (Signed First Edition, dedication copy, inscribed to Anthony Boucher)

de [John] Ross Macdonald

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950. First Edition. First Edition. Doubly inscribed to legendary genre fiction editor and enthusiast Anthony Boucher. The first inscription, at the front endpaper, reads: "To the Bouchers / with affection / Kenneth Millar / (see Dedication ->)." The second inscription is at the Dedication page, which reads TO TONY, and very cleverly makes use of both Millar's real name and pseudonym, as well as Boucher's: "For Tony and Bill, / Those remarkable men, / This grist from the mill / of Johnny and Ken." Near Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket. Boucher was a legendary figure in the mystery and science fiction world, and is considered to be one of the great proponents of genre fiction as a literary form. The worldwide mystery conference Bouchercon is named for him. A key Macdonald title and the second Lew Archer novel, basis for the 1975 film, the second of two Lew Archer adaptations featuring Paul Newman in the lead role (renamed as "Harper"). A unique and important copy.
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Exotic Birds (Original artwork)

Exotic Birds (Original artwork)

de [Artwork] [Captain Beefheart] Don Van Vliet (artist)

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N.p.: N.p., 1979. Original artwork depicting exotic birds in a glorious psychedelic landscape, created by singer-songwriter Don Van Vliet, better known as Captain Beefheart. Signed "Van Vliet / 79" on the bottom left corner. From the collection of Beefheart guitarist Gary Lucas, for whom the painting was made. It was around 1979 that Van Vliet began to contribute artwork to the covers of two of his finest recordings-"Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)" (1978) and "Doc at the Radar Station" (1980). Gary Lucas was the principal guitar player, along with Jeff Moris Tepper, in Beefheart's final configuration of the Magic Band, appearing prominently on Beefheart's last two recordings: the aforementioned "Doc at the Radar Station" (1980) and "Ice Cream for Crow" (1982). Lucas' solo guitar performances of "Flavor Bud Living" and "Evening Bell" on the respective recordings are singular in Beefheart's oeuvre. Lucas managed and performed with Beefheart for five years, until Van Vliet retired to Trinidad,… Leer más
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Grapefruit (First Edition, inscribed at the Judson Church Gallery opening, 1966)

Grapefruit (First Edition, inscribed at the Judson Church Gallery opening, 1966)

de [Fluxus] Yoko Ono (author)

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Tokyo: Wuntemaum Press, 1964. First Edition. First Edition. One of 500 copies printed, preceding the UK edition by four years. INSCRIBED by Yoko Ono on the first blank: "To Helen, / 1966, opening / Judson Church Gallery / NYC, NY / Yoko Ono." The author, poet, and conceptual artist's first book. The inscription refers to opening night of "The Stone" on March 10th, 1966, a collaborative environment conducted by Ono's then-husband, Anthony Cox. Michael Mason supplied sound forms, Jon Hendricks supplied "air", and Jeff Perkins a film message. For her part, Ono contributed "Eye Bags": black bags which participants crawled inside of and could see through, although they could not be seen within by spectators-in effect the inverse of a one-way mirror. Ono's first book, a groundbreaking conceptual piece made up of "event scores," series of actions, ideas, or instructions that take the place of physical works of art and can be performed by another individual (an example being the piece titled, "Painting… Leer más
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Walk This Way (Deluxe Limited Edition portfolio, copy No. 1, plus Deluxe Limited Edition STEIDL...
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Walk This Way (Deluxe Limited Edition portfolio, copy No. 1, plus Deluxe Limited Edition STEIDL book and accompanying photographic print)

de [Rap culture] Sophie Bramly (photographer); Julien Frydman (editor); Cleo Charuet (designer)

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Paris: Editions 213 / Steidl, 2015. Deluxe Limited Edition portfolio. One of five copies (this being copy No. 1) of photographer Sophie Bramly's portfolio of 47 matte finish photographic prints in both black and white and color, depicting the emerging hip hop scene of 1980s New York. Signed and numbered by the photographer on the limitation page, and again on the verso of each photograph. Housed in a gold and red multi-tiered custom box. Also included is a copy of the limited edition softcover, published by Galerie 213, one of 500 copies (this being no. 058) containing a signed and numbered print by Bramly. With an introduction by Fab 5 Freddie. Arguably the most important photography portfolio documenting American hip hop that has ever been published, "Walk This Way" intimately showcases the burgeoning genre's emergence in 1980s New York, as captured via scenes backstage, in the homes of the artists, at art galleries, and of course while performing. Photographer Sophie Bramly left her native… Leer más
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Nazarin (Original screenplay for the 1959 film, signed copy belonging to director Luis Buñuel)
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Nazarin (Original screenplay for the 1959 film, signed copy belonging to director Luis Buñuel)

de Luis Buñuel (director, screenwriter); Julio Alejandro (screenwriter); Benito Perez Galdos (novel); Rosenda Monteros, Marga Lopez, Ada Carrasco (starring)

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Mexico: Producciones Barbachano Ponce, 1958. Draft script for the 1959 film. Presentation copy belonging to director Luis Buñuel, and SIGNED by Buñuel on the front wrapper. Also laid in is a program from the film's American premiere on May 18, 1960, also SIGNED by Buñuel. Blue ink holograph annotations in the same hand to the verso of the last page of the script. Also laid in are two vintage photographs: one of Buñuel getting a haircut on the set of the film, and another with Buñuel, seated next to cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa, composing a shot in his viewfinder. Based on the 1895 novel by Benito Perez Galdos. A priest with radical but very philosophical notions leaves his order to go on a pilgrimage, learning much about the nature of human suffering as his life mimics that of Jesus Christ, all the way through to his untimely end. One of the mostly highly regarded films from Buñuel's Mexican period, one of director Andrei Tarkovsky's ten favorite films, and one of 15 religious films… Leer más
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Snarl of the Beast (First Edition)

Snarl of the Beast (First Edition)

de Carroll John Daly

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New York: Edward J. Clode, 1927. First Edition. First Edition. In the first state dust jacket, priced $2.00 and with a blurb for this title on the front flap and an advertisement for Richard H. Watkin's "Half a Clue" on the rear flap. From the collection of Otto Penzler. In the early days of the seminal pulp magazine "Black Mask," writer Carroll John Daly was the first to publish a story in the hard boiled vernacular, virtually inventing the style. He was followed months later by Dashiell Hammett, but for some time remained the magazine's number one selling author. His popularity legendarily changed the magazine's focus from traditional mystery fiction to hard boiled crime fiction. As publishers began to pick up on Daly's popularity, he published his first novel, preceding Hammett's "Red Harvest" by two years. Also the first book to feature Daly's hard boiled private detective Race Williams. Rare in the first-state jacket, with a single auction record listed in Rare Book Hub (Swann, 2011), a much… Leer más
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Studio 54 (Archive of 14 original photographs, 1978)
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Studio 54 (Archive of 14 original photographs, 1978)

de [Pop Culture] [Archives] William Coupon (photographer); Studio 54, Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Grace Jones, Patti Smith, Divine

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N.p.: N.p., 1978. Archive of 14 iconic vintage photographs of Studio 54 celebrities and revelers by photographer William Coupon, all from 1978. Ten of these are signed and dated by Coupon at the bottom right, one with a tag on verso, "Two Dancers, Studio 54, August, 1978." Images of Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Grace Jones, Patti Smith, and Divine are included in the collection, along with a variety of other glamorous and fascinating visitors to the exclusive New York night club. Coupon's Studio 54 photographs were included in the International Center of Photography exhibition "Fleeting Gestures: Treasures of Dance Photography" in late 1978, his first major exhibition. The photographs in this collection were exhibited at Photo London 2019 and on display at Tenderbooks in London in conjunction with Rare Photo Gallery in Toronto. Coupon was born in New York City, and after attending Syracuse University returned there in 1978. He began to photograph the disco/celebrity scene at Studio 54 and the… Leer más
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Nog (Original first draft manuscript and archive for the 1968 novel)
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Nog (Original first draft manuscript and archive for the 1968 novel)

de Rudy Wurlitzer

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N.p.: N.p., 1968. Archive of manuscript material for Rudolph Wurlitzer's 1968 debut novel "Nog," including a complete first draft of the novel, showing significant differences from the published version and with an unpublished final chapter, and over 300 loose manuscript pages, both with extensive holograph annotations throughout. As complete and detailed an archive regarding a writer's creative process as we can imagine. From the collection of Rudolph Wurlitzer, with provenance. A landmark of postmodern American fiction and a bona fide cult classic, whose plot is best summed up by the rear panel copy of Two Dollar Radio's 2009 reprint edition as "the tale of a man adrift through the American West, armed with nothing more than his own three pencil-thin memories and an octopus in a bathysphere." On publication, "Nog" drew favorable comparisons to the work of Thomas Pynchon and Samuel Beckett, with Pynchon himself stating it was "more than a beautiful and heavy trip, it's also very important in an… Leer más
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Archive of seven letters from Kathy Acker to Rudolph Wurlitzer, 1976

Archive of seven letters from Kathy Acker to Rudolph Wurlitzer, 1976

de [Experimental Literature] [Correspondence] Kathy Acker, Rudolph Wurlitzer

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N.p.: N.p., 1976. Archive of six autograph letters signed and one typed letter signed from Kathy Acker to fellow experimental novelist Rudolph Wurlitzer, twenty five pages total, undated, but written during the first half of 1976 based on dates mentioned in the body of one of the letters. From the collection of Rudolph Wurlitzer, with provenance. Acker and Wurlitzer were in a relationship, begun while they were both in New York, and continuing briefly after he left the city for Nova Scotia, where he was a the time of this correspondence. Two of the letters directly address their relationship, and correspond to letters written by Wurlitzer as quoted in Chris Kraus' 2017 biography of the late writer, "After Kathy Acker." The letters offered here were not available to Kraus, something she mentions when discussing the relationship with Wurlitzer, and have never been published or previously available for sale. In addition to Acker's frank discussion of her feelings toward Wurlitzer, the letters take a… Leer más
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The Lady in the Lake (First Edition, inscribed to screenwriter Frank Partos)
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The Lady in the Lake (First Edition, inscribed to screenwriter Frank Partos)

de Raymond Chandler

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED to Frank Partos on the half-title page: "For Frank Partos / with love / Raymond Chandler." Partos and Chandler co-wrote the screenplay for "And Now Tomorrow" (1944), one of Chandler's few screenwriting efforts. As a screenwriter, Partos was responsible for some of the best genre films of the 1940s. His work includes "Stranger on the Third Floor" (1940), "The Uninivited" (1944), and "The Snake Pit" (1948), each groundbreaking in the areas of film noir, ghost stories, and insane asylums, respectively. The author's fourth book, and the fourth Philip Marlowe mystery. Basis for the 1947 film, directed by and starring Robert Montgomery. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket with moderate wear at the extremities.
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The Exterminating Angel (Original screenplay for the 1962 film, annotated throughout by Buñuel)
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The Exterminating Angel (Original screenplay for the 1962 film, annotated throughout by Buñuel)

de Luis Buñuel (director, screenwriter); Silvia Pinal, Jacqueline Andere, Jose Baviera, Augusto Benedico (starring)

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N.p.: N.p., 1962. Draft script for the 1962 film. With director Luis Buñuel's holograph pencil and ink annotations throughout noting changes and additions to dialogue, and the name of Russian-American director Victor Stoloff in holograph ink on the front of the folder housing the script. Stoloff was associated with Buñuel during Buñuel's brief sojourn in America, and is interviewed in the 2000 documentary "Buñuel in Hollywood." Included with the script is an English translation of Buñuel's revisions. An impossibly rare script for Buñuel's masterpiece, and the penultimate film the director made in Mexico. An incisive, eerie, surrealist comedy about a group of bourgeois guests at a dinner party who realize they inexplicably cannot leave the house. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes. Set and shot on location in Mexico. Tall, lacking wrappers and title page, housed in a light blue folder. 94 leaves, with last page of text numbered 94. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine,… Leer más
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His Band and the Street Choir (Original artwork assemblage for the 1970 album)
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His Band and the Street Choir (Original artwork assemblage for the 1970 album)

de [Photography] [Album artwork] Van Morrison (subject); David Gahr (photographer)

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Los Angeles: Warner Brothers Records, 1970. Original photographic artwork assemblage for Van Morrison's classic 1970 album, , with original double exposure photograph by David Gahr, designed by Janet Planet and used by Warner Brothers Records as shooting artwork for the album cover. Production annotations, in holograph marker and pencil, at bottom of board below the image. Annotations on verso noting, "Van Morrison 'Cover' 1884," in holograph marker, with the "1884" being the album catalogue number, and "the band + street choir," just below in holograph pencil. Gahr was a preeminent photographer of folk, blues, jazz, and rock musicians for over four decades, whose subjects include the likes of Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Janis Joplin, Peter Seeger, and many, many others. His work was regularly featured in the seminal rock magazine "Crawdaddy." Building on the critical successes of "Astral Weeks" (1968), and "Moondance" (1970), Morrison's fourth studio LP featured the… Leer más
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Complete Collection of Ian Fleming's James Bond, plus deluxe bibliography and Penzler guide...
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Complete Collection of Ian Fleming's James Bond, plus deluxe bibliography and Penzler guide (First UK Editions)

de Ian Fleming

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1966. Complete run of Ian Fleming's James Bond series. All 14 books are First UK Editions, except for "Dr. No" (second state with dancing woman silhouette stamped on front board) and "The Man with the Golden Gun" (binding B). None of the jackets are price-clipped, and all are Very Good plus to Near Fine in jacket. Images demonstrating all condition issues are included here, but for further detail on any of the books, please inquire. The titles included, in chronological order, are: Casino Royale (1953), Live and Let Die (1954), Moonraker (1955), Diamonds Are Forever (1956), From Russia with Love (1957), Doctor No (1958), Goldfinger (1959), For Your Eyes Only (1960, Thunderball (1961), The Spy Who Loved Me (1962), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963), You Only Live Twice (1964), The Man with the Golden Gun (1965), and Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966). Also included with the collection are: The deluxe edition of Jon Gilbert's definitive Ian Fleming bibliography,… Leer más
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Rebel Without a Cause (Original screenplay for the 1955 film, signed by cast and crew members)
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Rebel Without a Cause (Original screenplay for the 1955 film, signed by cast and crew members)

de James Dean (starring); Nicholas Ray (director); Robert Lindner (book); Stewart Stern, Irving Shulman (screenwriters); Natalie Wood, Dennis Hopper, Sal Mineo (starring)

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1955. Final script for the 1955 film. SIGNED on the front wrapper by actors Dennis Hopper, Corey Allen, Beverly Long, Frank Mazzola, and Steffi Sidney, as well as composer Leonard Rosenman, and screenwriter Stewart Stern. Nicholas Ray's searing study of juvenile delinquency, generational divide, and moral decay in suburban America, loosely based on Robert Lindner's 1944 book "Rebel Without a Cause: The Hypnoanalysis of a Criminal Psychopath." Released less than a month after James Dean's death, the film was an enormous success for Warner Brothers and catapulted Dean to icon status, equaling that of Marlon Brando at the time (who was originally intended for the role). Winner of three Academy Awards: Best Actress for Natalie Wood, Best Writing for Nicholas Ray, and Best Supporting Actor for Sal Mineo. Set and shot on location in Los Angeles. Goldenrod titled wrappers, noted as FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 99, dated March 25, 1955. Title page… Leer más
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Strangers on a Train (Original screenplay for the 1951 film)
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Strangers on a Train (Original screenplay for the 1951 film)

de Alfred Hitchcock (director); Patricia Highsmith (novel); Raymond Chandler, Czenzi Ormonde, Whitfield Cook (screenwriters); Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker, Leo G. Carroll (starring)

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1950. Final Draft script for the 1951 film, dated October 18, 1950. Although the front wrapper and the first distribution page identify the script as Part I, the script presented here is the complete Final Draft divided into four parts (Parts I-IV), each with its own distribution page. Laid in are twelve call sheets, dating from October 31, 1950 through December 23, 1950, with all but one heavily annotated in holograph pencil. Based on Patricia Highsmith's 1950 novel. A Hitchcock classic, following a psychotic socialite and tennis pro who meet on a train and promptly form a partnership to "exchange murders." The plan seems infallible until one person shirks his end of the deal. Shot on location in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Connecticut. Blue titled wrappers, noted as FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 115, dated OCT. 18, 1950. Four distribution pages present, one for each Part, with the first receipt removed, all others intact. 158… Leer más
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