[BRAYTON, Lily, 1876-1953]; Photographer unknown
[London? : photographer unknown, circa 1905]. Hand coloured silver gelatin print, 135 x 83 mm, bearing Lily Brayton’s full signature in ink, captioned in the negative ‘Lily Brayton’ and ‘Sole copyright’ (photographer’s imprint not visible); laid down on an early twentieth century album page with the collector’s manuscript label mounted below, ‘Lily Brayton (Mrs. Oscar …
BERCOVICI, Konrad [CECIL B. DE MILLE]
/ by Konrad Bercovici. Illustrated with scenes from the photoplay personally directed by Cecil B. DeMille. New York : Grosset & Dunlap, (1926). First edition. Octavo, publisher’s black-lettered green cloth boards (lightly rubbed, spine sunned), front hinge a little weak, front pastedown with 1920s bookplate, half-title with full signature in ink of the Hollywood director …
GISH, Lillian; PINCHOT, Ann
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, 1969. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s aqua over cream cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt, signed in full on the front endpaper by the silent film star Lillian Gish; pp xii, , 388; illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates; a fine inscribed copy.
MILLER, Henry (1891-1980)
New York : Playboy Press / Gemini Smith, 1971. Large quarto, bound in blue cloth covered boards with author signature reproduced in gilt to upper board and gilt lettering to spine, in pictorial dust jacket (showing original price of $17.95), a presentation copy, inscribed on the title page by the author ‘For Dr. Nick Papageorges, …
PAVAROTTI, Luciano (1935-2007); WRIGHT, William
Garden City, NY : Doubleday, 1981. Octavo, publisher’s red cloth over papered boards, in pictorial dust jacket with ‘Doubleday Book Shops autographed copy’ sticker, signed in full on the front free-endpaper by the great operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti; 316 pp, photographic illustrations; a fine inscribed copy.
[LIBERACE, Władziu Valentino, 1919-1987]; TRUAX, Carol
Liberace Cooks! : Recipes from his seven dining rooms : as told to Carol Truax. (Signed by Liberace)
New York : Double Day & Co., 1970. Octavo, blue cloth boards with blind reproduction of Liberace’s signature, pictorial dust jacket (small edge tears, residue from price sticker), inscribed and signed on the half-title by Liberace ‘To Patty, love’ and dated 1970, with a sketch of a piano and candelabra by Liberace; also signed by …
ROGERS, Ginger (1911-1995)
New York : Harper Collins, 1991. First edition. Large octavo, publisher’s cloth backed papered boards with ‘G.R.’ in gilt, in illustrated dust jacket, photograph by John Miehle, designed by One Plus One Studio (price clipped), pictorial endpapers, title page inscribed and signed by the great Hollywood actress and dancer in the year of publication: ‘To Babe …
BRANDO, Marlon (1924-2004); LINDSEY, Robert
/ with Robert Lindsey. New York : Random House, 1994. First edition. Signed in full on the half-title by Marlon Brando. Octavo, publisher’s gilt lettered black cloth over gilt lettered brown papered boards, in original pictorial dust jacket, pp x, 468, , illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates throughout; a fine inscribed copy.
WILDER, Gene (1933-2016)
New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2007. First edition, first printing. Octavo, publisher’s black cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, signed by Gene Wilder on title page, 178 pp; a fine copy. The first novel by the great comic genius, Gene Wilder, a love story dedicated to his wife, Karen.
SARDI, Vincent, Jr. (1915-2007); BRYSON, Helen
New York : Random House, 1957. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s illustrated gold and cream cloth boards in unclipped pictorial dust jacket (chipped at head and foot of spine), illustrated endpapers, inscribed and signed on the half-title by the famous restaurateur and unofficial mayor of Broadway: ‘With best wishes to Paul Denis with many thanks – …
Barcelona : Ixia, 1992. First and only edition. Large octavo, pictorial card covers, signed on the title page by Frederic Cabanas, 126 pp, profusely illustrated in colour and black-and-white; a sumptuously produced bibliography of biographies of Marilyn Monroe, novels based on her films, and magazine publications devoted to her life and work; text in Spanish, …
Melbourne : New Majestic Theatre, 1929. (Only edition?). Octavo pamphlet, original pictorial wrappers with portrait of early “talkies” star Evelyn Brent, staple bound, pp 15, with sepia tone photographic illustrations throughout, including a feature on The Canary Murder Case (starring Louise Brookes) – ‘the first great mystery drama talkie’ – and Noah’s Ark (starring Dolores …
London : British Film Institute, 1992. First printing. Trade paperback, signed in full on the title page by the work’s author, Salman Rushdie, 69 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; a fine inscribed copy.
LEDERER, Charles; [LOOS, Anita]
Foolscap folio, 280 x 215 mm, pale yellow studio wrappers, bound with brass rivet at top and two silk ties; roneo printed, 118 pp; pencilled annotations to front ‘Anita Loos’, and to first page ‘Jule Styne’ along with a couple of numerals in the margins; in good condition throughout. A very scarce example of the …
Victoria : M. McLeod, . Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, pp. , previous owner’s bookplate to inside upper wrapper; a very good copy.
DAWSON, Herbert Henry "Smoky" (1913-2008); HART, Pro (illustrator)
Sydney : George Allen & Unwin, 1985. First edition. Small quarto, publisher’s brown cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, a presentation copy inscribed on the half-title by the author ‘To Clayton, wishing you a long life of good health & happiness. Your Pal “Smoky Dawson”, 1985’, with a small sketch of a sunrise; pp ix, …