This is a one-of-a-kind collection of rare portraits, production stills, and negatives of more than 100 legendary film directors. Found in a file cabinet formerly belonging to Films Incorporated, a Chicago-based 16mm film supplier and home video company that shuttered in the mid 1990s, this was their Director's Index, a....
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Baha'i Publishing Trust. Hardcover. This is the 2nd printing of the 4th edition of religious writings by Abdu'l-Baha, son of the founder of the Baha'i religion, Baha'u'llah. Binding is tight and pages are bright and clean. Dust jacket has a fair amount of loss at edges and a large piece...
Knopf, 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. Knopf nameplate signed by Achebe on flyleaf. This is an as-new first edition of Achebe's second-to-last book, a collection of personal essays from his life in Nigeria and America, particularly concerning the then-newly elected President Obama and what that election meant for African-Americans. This is...
Melville House, 2008. Paperback. This is a scarce reprint of Adairs 1992 meta novella.
Hebrew Publishing Company, 1917. Full leather. In English and Hebrew. At time of listing, we were unable to find other leather copies of this edition for sale online. This is a leather-bound prayer book with gilt edges and gilt lettering and decorations. A red silk ribbon is laid inside. Some...
Jump at the Sun/Hyperion, 2008. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Signed first printing of Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Adoff's young adult novel in verse. Remainder mark on bottom edge.
Continuum, 1994. Paperback. This is a scarce edition of famed social philosopher Adorno's analysis of classical music in a sociopolitical context.
McSweeney's, 2006. Paperback. This is a paperback copy of Adrian's beautiful, post-apocalyptic epic inscribed by the author on the title page.
Heritage Press, 1966. Farleigh, John. First Thus. Boards. In original slipcase, which has light chipping at corners. An elegant copy with Sandglass newsletter tucked inside.
The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective, 2016. First Thus. Paperback. This is a scarce first paperback edition of the narrative, experimental poetry cycle inscribed by the poet.
Harper, 2015. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Inscribed by Albom directly on flyleaf, not bookplate. Jacket has some small scratches on back cover, but book appears uncracked and unread. This is a very handsome signed edition by the author of Tuesdays with Morrie.
John C. Winston Company, 1931. Burd, Clara M. Cloth. Water stain on side edge. Some minor fraying at top and bottom of spine. This is a beautiful vintage edition of Alcott's juvenile novel with full-color illustrations, endpapers, and a cover pastedown by Clara M. Burd. Bound in green cloth with...
Houghton Mifflin, 1923. Boards. Boards are missing along spine, but binding is otherwise sound. This is a small 1923 edition of Aldrich's 1885 classic. Part of the Evergreen Series, the boards have a charming pine tree pattern, and there are some nice pen illustrations on the title page and its facing.
Hurst and Co., 1900. Cloth. Spine cracked at back page. Binding is quote scuffed and damaged at corners. Water damage on cover and a bit along bottom edge. Title page is loose and laid in. An early edition of Alger's classic melodrama that shows its age.
Hurst & Company, 1912. Cloth. Stains and bumping at corners and spine. Crayon scribbles inside front cover. A few small stains in interior, but otherwise good. Publisher's catalog in back pages. A charming old copy of Alger's juvenile melodrama.
Scribner's, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. Missing dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on flyleaf: "For the students and library of the Lincoln Park High School. Tariq Ali, Chicago, 2008/November"
Farrar & Rinehart, 1938. First Edition. Cloth. Missing dust jacket. Minor rubbing at corners and ends of spine. This is a stated first edition of the classic novel of the American Civil War.
Farrar & Rinehart, 1934. Cloth. No dust jacket. Previous owner's name and pair of nameplates inside cover. This is the revised edition of Allen's landmark biography of Poe, featuring a number of paintings, illustrations, photographs, and documents from Poe's fascinating life.
Crown, 1978. First Edition. Cloth. Inscribed on flyleaf: "Best wishes, Steve Allen." This is a signed first edition (second printing) of Steve Allen's scripts for his PBS series, Meeting of Minds, in which historical figures played by actors met to discuss their lives, world events, and be interviewed by Allen...
Harper Collins, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. Small stain on front cover and rubbing on spine. This is a signed first edition of Allende's bestselling literary memoir, translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers. A highly collectible copy by one of the best-loved Chilean writers of this century. Ms. Allende also...
Keenspot Entertainment, 2004. First Edition, First Printing. Paperback. This is a stated first printing of John Allison's Scary Go Round print comic. Scary Go Round was an award-winning paranormal comedy web comic from 2002-2009, with print comics like this one printed in exceedingly small runs. Bit of shelf wear to...
Dark Ink, 2011. First Edition. Hardcover. This is a biography of iconic horror actor Kane Hodder signed by Hodder and the author. Hodder is best known for playing Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th films and Victor Crowley in the Hatchet films. Appears unread.
Lucie Editions, 2007. Hardcover. In English and French. This is a scarce monograph of abstract artist Alsterlind's work featuring an in-depth interview with the artist by Pierre Manuel.
Treville, 1992. Hardcover. This is a scarce retrospective of Amano's haunting sculptures. Jacket has some rubbing and soiling, interior is clean and tight.
American Institute of Steel Construction, 1970s. Hardcover. This is a pair of technical manuals for engineers and steelworkers. Detailing was published in 1973, and Manual was published in 1975. Both are in good condition, with rubbing and stains on covers and a few instances of highlighting inside.