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THE SWAN PRINCE, Anastos, Peter & Baryshnikov, Mikhail
1 Anastos, Peter & Baryshnikov, Mikhail THE SWAN PRINCE
Bantam Books 1987 0553052187 / 9780553052183 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Arthur Elgort 
Written & Directed by Peter Anastos. DJ has very minor edgewear/slight scuffing. Hardcover appears as new, no markings. Non-paginated. 9" x 8 1/2". "Once upon a time there was a dashing prince who was obsessively preoccupied with swans. That's right, swans. His mother, who was very concerned, was heard to squawk, "But how will he ever produce an heir?" Thus begins the Swan Prince, an affectionate, humorous parody of classical ballet starring none other than classical ballet's greatest living dancer, Mikhail Baryshnikov...."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 9.05 USD
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BLACKMAIL!  Exemplary Epistles, Delightful Dispatches, and Fanciful Faces Sent to "Basic Black", Arthur Black & Lynne Raymond
2 Arthur Black & Lynne Raymond BLACKMAIL! Exemplary Epistles, Delightful Dispatches, and Fanciful Faces Sent to "Basic Black"
Toronto Stoddart Publishing 1995 0773757651 / 9780773757653 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library book, still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages clean and intact, light corner wear to cover, minor soiling outer edge of pages. "For years, Black has had his say on the popular CBC radio show 'Basic Black', now it's his listener's turn to do the talking & writing. " Three of Black's previous books have been nomimated for the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. (330os) ; 8vo 
Price: 8.95 USD
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SWEET CHAOS The Grateful Dead's American Adventure, Brightman, Carol
3 Brightman, Carol SWEET CHAOS The Grateful Dead's American Adventure
Clarkson Potter 1998 051759448X. / 9780517594483 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library with laminated cover and usual stamps & stickers. Light soiling outer edge of pages, edgewear is minimal. Interior pages clean & unmarked other than previous owner wrote a little poetry in pencil on the blank endpage, and one page within book has some edge creasing and two tiny tears. Illustrated in b/w. 356 pages. Publishers Note: An intimate look at the workings of the Grateful Dead and the band's quixotic emergence as a major cultural force in American life. 30 photos. If paradox is your pleasure, the Grateful Dead will never let you down. Born of the millennial yearnings of Haight Ashbury in the 1960s and founded on the principles of innovation and fierce independence, the Dead became the longest-running show in American history and the centerpiece of a vast underground community whose loyalty appears undiminished. How the Dead, alone among the avatars of the rebellious 60s, survived to speak to successive generations is the subject of this intensely provocative and personal narrative. Social critic and biographer Carol Brightman, who was active in the political struggles of the era, presents a Whitmanesque tableau of Americas colliding countercultures....; 8vo 
Price: 14.00 USD
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4 Bruce, Lenny How to Talk Dirty and Influence People, Lenny Bruce's Autobiography
Playboy Press 1973 Sixth Printing Softcover Good 
Pages all intact, with no markings, some age tanning to interior. Paper split at spine at one point but no loose pages. Cover has scuffing, several creases and moderate wear to edges/corners. An autobiography by Lenny Bruce. (175noto) 
Price: 3.75 USD
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THE BOOK OF TED Epistles from an Unrepentant Redneck, Byfield, Ted
5 Byfield, Ted THE BOOK OF TED Epistles from an Unrepentant Redneck
Edmonton, AB Keystone Press 1998 09683372 First Edition Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Blue, faux leather hardcover, no jacket (as issued) . Limited edition not stated but No. 2235 printed on last endpage. Minimal Wear overall, interior clean & tight, no markings. 69 pages, b/w photos. Colour frontispiece of Byfield. From Inside Front Cover: "By all objective standards, Ted Byfield is the finest columnist in Canada today. In the 25 years he has been publishing Alberta Report, Byfield has delivered his unabashedly conservative message with wit and intelligence, engaging and challenging his reader, and never for a second boring him.....In this book are gathered the best of Byfield's weekly columns from the past quarter century. They cover everything from abortion to zionism and are guaranteed to elicit on of two reactions in the reader - 'Absolutely right! ' or 'Absolute Crap! ' For, love him or hate him, no one comes away from reading a Ted Byfield column feeling the least bit equivocal.."; 8vo 
Price: 21.50 USD
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REGGAE ROUTES The Story of Jamaican Music, Chang, Kevin O'Brien & Chen, Wayne
6 Chang, Kevin O'Brien & Chen, Wayne REGGAE ROUTES The Story of Jamaican Music
PA Temple University Press 1998 1566396298 / 9781566396295 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Profusely illus. In b/w. 246 pages. Ex-libary book in very good used condition, usual stamps & stickers & sturdy laminated cover. Light edge & corner wear, soiling to outer edge of pages. Interior pages tight and clean other than the occasional light spot and a couple of earmarks. Review: "Best Guide to the hippest music: Reggae, June 29, 2004, As a New Englander, I have enjoyed Bob Marley and lately, the newest crossover reggae performer, Shaggy ; although their styles are really worlds apart. There's an energy in Reggae music that I absolutely love and realized that there must be tons of reggae music that I never had the opportunity to hear because, they weren't in the USA Top 40. Therefore, in an effort to learn more about the artists, the history, the various styles of Reggae music and all the music in between that I missed out on, I searched the many books on Reggae and luckily, came across this book in my local bookstore. I found it to be a GREAT guide for someone like me. It is an easy, enjoyable read, an objective perspective, lots of history, pictures and a perfect guide to finding and listening to some really great Reggae music. Really a must have. "; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 10.50 USD
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The Who,   An Illustrated Biography, Charlesworth, Chris
7 Charlesworth, Chris The Who, An Illustrated Biography
London Omnibus Pr 1982 0711900531 / 9780711900530 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Very good condition - pages all intact and clean other than the occasional small spot. Cover has light wear to edges/corners and light scuffing. Profusely illustrated with b/w and colour photos. Year-by-year history, hundreds of photographs, anecdotes, record sleeves and discography. (445os, 0211) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 96 pages 
Price: 17.95 USD
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NANCY CUNARD  A Biography, Chisholm, Anne
8 Chisholm, Anne NANCY CUNARD A Biography
Penguin (Non-Classics) 1985 014005572x / 9780140055726 Softcover Very Good 
1985 reprint. Pages clean and intact, light age tanning to page edges. Cover has moderate edgewear, a bit moreso at corners, spine ends. Several light creases on covers and remainder mark across bottom edge of pages. "She symbolized the twenties and scandalized and thirties; like a shooting star, she was beautiful, rebellious - and doomed." b/w photos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 512 pages 
Price: 3.95 USD
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AFRICAN ROCK The Pop Music of a Nation, Chris Stapleton & Chris May
9 Chris Stapleton & Chris May AFRICAN ROCK The Pop Music of a Nation
Dutton Obelisk 1990 0525485546 / 9780525485544 First Edition Softcover Good 
Ex-library book with laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Light edgewear to cover, moderate soiling/spotting to outer edge of pages, moreso to top edge. Interior of pages clean - looks like one section has been reglued but no pages are loose. B/w photos. 373 pages. Covers highlife to chimurenga, soukous to benga, juju to township pop - each sound is identified and appraised critically. Artists included: Youssou N'dour, Kassav, Alpha Blondy, Salif Keita, Sunny Ade and various others. ; 8vo; "The story of the urban electric music of Africa. Originally published in Hardback under the title "African All-Stars - Pop music of a continent". [572] 
Price: 11.50 USD
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Doubleday 1955 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Hardcover/jacket - very good/good minus. Hardcover has some bumping to spine ends and a couple edges, one crease on rear cover, couple tiny tears to spine bottom. Pages all intact and clean other than previous owner's name in pen on first endpage. Light age tanning to interior . Dustjacket has age tanning, light soiling and several small edge tears and chips, somewhat larger chip from spine top, price clipped. (650) ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 688 pages 
Price: 15.50 USD
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IMAGINARY PEOPLE A Who's Who of Modern Fictional Characters, David Pringle
11 David Pringle IMAGINARY PEOPLE A Who's Who of Modern Fictional Characters
New York World Almanac Books 1988 0886873649 / 9780886873646 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-libary book, still in quite good condition, laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages all intact and clean other than moderate soiling and library stamps to top/bottom edge of pages. These are marked out partially with black ink. Jacket has light edgewear and some scuffing and light scratches. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "....this is a catalog of fictional characters from 1719 to the present. Coverage includes characters from novels, poems, plays, short stories, opera, ballet, comic strips, songs, films, radio, television, and computer games. Coverage is limited to English-language characters or foreign characters well known in the English-speaking world.... " b/w photos. (920) 
Price: 11.95 USD
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12 Dickerson, James GOIN' BACK TO MEMPHIS A Century of Blues, Rock 'n' Roll and Glorious Soul
New York Schirmer Books 1996 0028645065 / 9780028645063 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library with usual stamps & stickers, laminated cover. Light edgewear - moreso to bottom edge which has 2 small bare spots, light scuffing/scratching of laminate, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior pages clean & tight. Great old b/w photos.From Publishers Weekly: Musical Memphis defined the blues, rechanneled it into rhythm and blues, invented rock and roll, then bastardized it into pop. This infectious blend of history, anecdote, reportage and gossip begins with wild, woolly, turn-of-the-century Beale Street, which attracted blues bandleader W. C. Handy.....His engaging chronicle sizzles with the energies that transformed American music and popular culture. "; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 11.95 USD
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I'M A BELIEVER My Life of Monkees, Music, and Madness, Dolenz, Micky & Bego, Mark
13 Dolenz, Micky & Bego, Mark I'M A BELIEVER My Life of Monkees, Music, and Madness
Hyperion 1993 1562828479 / 9781562828479 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Light wear to corners & spine ends, light scuffing to covers. Internal pages are clean and unmarked other than. A couple earmarks. B/w photos. 217 pages. In fascinating, star-studded anecdotes, original Monkee Mickey Dolenz takes readers from his starring role at age 12 as TVs Circus Boy to the open casting call that brought the Monkees together, through the creative conflicts that finally drove them apart. [386-notosl]; 8vo 
Price: 8.05 USD
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14 Ellen Switzer Dancers! Horizons in American Dance
Atheneum 1982 0689309430 / 9780689309434 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library book - still in quite good condition, mylar cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. First blank endpage is missing and library pocket has been removed from inside rear cover. Interior otherwise clean and intact. Mylar cover is quite scuffed but jacket underneath appears undamaged - cover is easily removed. The author discusses how dance has developed over the years and how it gradually became a part of the American scene. She also looks at the dance companies which have a major influence on American dance today such the The New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Martha Graham, Twyla Tharp, Alvin Ailey etc. She discusses their philosophy of dance, their choreographers and the lives of the young dancers.... (700) ; 8vo 
Price: 11.95 USD
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THE ORDERLY, DISORDERLY HOUSE, Erwin, Carol with Miller, Floyd
15 Erwin, Carol with Miller, Floyd THE ORDERLY, DISORDERLY HOUSE
Popular Library 1969 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Pages are clean and unmarked, age tanning to pages and inside covers. Cover has tanning, light edge & corner wear and creasing to spine. "Straight from the hip, the story of the most prosperous madam in the west - and how she got that way! Here are all the customs, customers and chums - among them 'Legs' Diamond and 'Pretty Boy' Floyd - of a fun-loving, successful and respectable madam..." (*shipping will be reduced after checkout to all locations) [121-osl] ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 6.05 USD
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Signet/Nal 1969 0451097327 / 9780451097323 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Signet/NAL 1969 edition. The dramatic story behind a great star's rise to fame.... 24 pages b/w photos, 126 pages. Very good, light edge & corner wear, creasing to spine & edge. Light age tanning to cover & pages. Interior clean & unmarked. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; (*lower shipping avail to all locations) [130-osl] 
Price: 4.55 USD
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17 Francis Davis The History of the Blues The Roots, the Music, the People: from Charley Patton to Robert Clay
New York Hyperion 1995 0786860529 / 9780786860524 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library book, still in very good condition. Laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Light scuffing to covers, light soiling outer edge of pages and small edge stain rear pages, couple earmarks. Book otherwise clean and intact. B/w illustrations. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; "Since its origin in Mississippi before the turn of the century, the blues has been pronounced dead many times. Davis (music critic of the Atlantic) assures us that it "rises up like Lazarus every ten years or so. " This book, published in advance of a three-part PBS companion series scheduled to air in the fall of 1995, is a great starting place in understanding the continued appeal of this uniquely American music. Moving from its roots in field hollers, work songs, spirituals, country reels, and Anglo-Scottish ballads to its present-day uses selling diet soda and laxatives, Davis profiles the major artists and the developmental changes of the music. An extensive discography and bibliography give ample resources for future exploration, while a "Blues Timeline" offers an at-a-glance overview of blues milestones in relation to corresponding events in art and history." (905,05-16) 
Price: 14.95 USD
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London PRC Sunburst Books 1993 1856481514 / 9781856481519 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No jacket, illustrated boards. Very good condition. Light wear and scuffing to cover. Interior clean and unmarked other than one or two small spots. A few pages have some very light wrinkling. Profusely illustrated in b/w and colour. This is the story of the man who refered to his involvement in the Beatles as "a nightmare", and was known as 'the quiet Beatle', and who remains the most enigmatic, elusive and misunderstood of the fab Four. His turbulent personal musical career and other difficulties, and then his succesful emergence in his own right make for fascinating reading. (680) ; ; 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 13.50 USD
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THE MASTER MAGICIANS Their Lives and Most Famous Tricks, Gibson, Walter
19 Gibson, Walter THE MASTER MAGICIANS Their Lives and Most Famous Tricks
NJ Citadel Press 1966 080650921X / 9780806509211 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Very good. Light edge and corner wear, light soiling outer edge of pages, small remainder mark spine end bottom. Internal pages clean and unmarked. B/w illus. 221 pages. "Robert-Houdin, Houdini, Thurston, Hermann the Great, Kellar and Hardeen: these are only some of the great magicians whose feats of legerdemain have astounded audiences around the world. The author knew of of these and others who appear in this fascinating account of the lives and times of the master magicians..." (400) ; 8vo 
Price: 10.95 USD
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London B. T. Batsford 1997 0713479388 / 9780713479386 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Ex-library book, still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages clean and intact other than small ink marking and light soiling upper edge of pages. Light wear to cover corners. From the author of the acclaimed Marx Brothers and Laurel and Hardy Encyclopedias, here is the ultimate A-Z guide to the cinema's greatest comedian. Featuring scores of entries and 250 photos and illustrations. ; 4to - over 9" - 12" tall; This outstanding A-Z reference offers rare treasures for all Charlie Chaplin fans, from seldom-seen film footage to a wealth of previously unpublished anecdotes. As well as intriguing esoterica, the Encyclopedia presents a full account, with detailed credits, of all of Chaplin's films, from the earliest silents to ``The Great Dictator, '' ``Limelight, '' and other classics. There is also in-depth information on Chaplin's ``lost'' movies, newsreels, stage work, collaborators, and much, much more..... (900) 
Price: 15.95 USD
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