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Silent Film and Early Cinema

Silent Film and Early Cinema

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101 Pierre-Quint, L L'Art Cinematographique II
Librairie Felix Alcan. Paris. 1927. Paper. Smalll Paper 
text in french. Rare 104pg. book on early cinema with contribs. by L. Pierre-Quint, G. Dulac, L. Landry & Abel Gance. Illus.w. 11 beautiful sepia toned stills on 8 plts. Sig. on 1/2 title pg., otherwise fragile but fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Lumiere, Pinel, Vincent
102 Pinel, Vincent Lumiere
Paris Anthologie Du Cinema 1974. 
vg+. TEXT IN FRENCH. Crit. study of Louis Lumiere, the pioneer French filmmaker. 42 photos & Illus. No.78 edition. Binding is sm.wraps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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103 Pratt, George C. Spellbound In Darkness, A History Of Silent Film
NY New York Graphic Society 1973. 821204866 
vg+/vg/as usual w. this book there is wear to dj.chipp.edgewear. The 1st & most thorough history of the silent film. 65 b&w stills & photos. revised ed. Binding is oversz. cl.dj. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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His Jazz Bride Lobby Card , Prevost, Marie
104 Prevost, Marie His Jazz Bride Lobby Card
Warner Bros. Hollywood. 1926. Lobby card 
Wonderful color tinted title card for a flapper romance that starred a barely remembered Marie Prevost & the totally forgotten Matt Moore. Illus. w. nice showgirl art + portraits of the two stars. Vg+.  
Price: 150.00 USD
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105 Prouty, Olive Higgins Stella Dallas, A Story Of Mother Love
NY Grosset & Dunlap 1923. 
vg./sp. panel is missing about 2" & has been well mended. sig. 1st of 3 film versions w. a now forgotten Belle Bennett in lead & a young Ronald Colman. 8 stills & nice full color artwork dj. photoplay ed. Binding is cl.w.dj. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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106 Quigley,Martin Magic Shadows, The Story Of The Origin Of Motion Pictures.
Washington D.C. Georgtown Univ. Press. 1948. 
vg+/vg/form. owner stamp bck. endsheet,some dj. wear. Inclds. foreword by Terry Ramsaye. History of movies from 6000 B.C. to 1896. 27 photos & illus. 1st edition. Binding is cl.w.dj. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Stars Of The Photoplay, Art Portraits Of Famous Film Favorites With Short Biographical Sketches, Quirk, James R.
107 Quirk, James R. Stars Of The Photoplay, Art Portraits Of Famous Film Favorites With Short Biographical Sketches
LA. Photoplay Pub. Co. 1930. 
vg/no dj. as issued. 1 pg. has sm. stain due to old tape mend. Beautiful coll. of 252 sepia toned portraits of the leading & featured players of 1930. Inclds. Garbo,Keaton,Brooks,Chaplin. Illustrated by minute wear to extremities. 1st ed. Binding is cl.no dj. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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108 Quirk, James R. Stars Of The Photoplay, Art Portraits Of Famous Film Favorites With Short Biographical Sketches
L.A, Photoplay Pub. Co. 1924 Bds & Cl. No Dj. As Pub. 
vg/no dj. as issued. Lovely copy of the 1924 edition with portraits and short bios of all of the leading and not so leading stars of the day including george arliss, mary astor, constance bennett, ronald colman, william s. hart, gloria swanson and many many others. In fine condition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Missing Reel. The Untold Story Of The Lost Inventor Of Moving Pictures., Rawlence, Christopher
109 Rawlence, Christopher The Missing Reel. The Untold Story Of The Lost Inventor Of Moving Pictures.
London Collins Pub. 1990 0002151871 / 9780002151870 1st British Edition Cl.w.dj. 
The story of Augustin Le Prince who was an early inventor of the movie camera, and who mysteriously disappeared on the eve of the debut of his invention. Illus. with 23 photos. Soft crease to 1 or 2pgs. Vg/vg. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Rex, King Of The Wild Horses, Rex
110 Rex Rex, King Of The Wild Horses
NY Whitman Pub. 1928. 
vg+/ no dj. as issued. average light wear. Rex tells his story which is illus. w. gorgorous full color illus. of Rex & all his friends incld. cowboy star Hoot Gibson. 1st edition. Binding is cl.no dj. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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111 Riley, Philip J. A Blind Bargain
Atlantic City MagicImage Film Books 1988 0929127005 / 9780929127002 First Edition Oversize cloth with Dustjacket 
A beautiful book on the lost silent horror film "A Blind Bargain" that starred the great Lon Chaney. This is the 2nd volume in the Forrest J. Ackerman Archives Series, and is as a complete record of the film as possible. Includes many photos, stills and the complete script along with many historical photos and memorablia. There is a minor binding imperfection (a line) on the front cover which is lightly mirrored to the front panel of the dustjacket, otherwise the book is pristine and unread. Fine/fine 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Will Rogers Ad , Rogers, Will
112 Rogers, Will Will Rogers Ad
Pathe Films. Hollywood. 1927. Paper 
Beautiful 9 1/4" x 12" full color ad from a Pathe Films trade supplement promoting the studios film product of 1927-28 and a series of one reelers starring Will Rogers. Ad features beautiful full color artwork portrait of Rogers. Staple holes to mar gins. Vg+.  
Price: 200.00 USD
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Movies The History Of An Art and An Institution, Schickel, Richard
113 Schickel, Richard Movies The History Of An Art and An Institution
New York Basic Books 1964 First Edition Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Early book by the prolific film historian, critic and biographer. The history of film with some photographs. The very nice dustjacket has some minor chipping. Vg+/vg. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Movie Posters Of The Silent-Film Era To Color, Schneider, Rex, & Buchman, Christopher
114 Schneider, Rex, & Buchman, Christopher Movie Posters Of The Silent-Film Era To Color
Maryland Stemmer House Publications 1981 0916144615 / 9780916144616 1st Edition Large Paper 
Uncommon coloring book of 42 nicely drawn silent film posters based on the original posters + some original designs. Includes notes on the posters. Very soft small corner crease to the bottom of the front cover, and very soft bump to the bottom of the front cover. Vg. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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115 Sjolander, Ture Garbo
NY Harper & Row 1971. 
vg+/vg+. Lavish picto. on the late superstar. Illus. w. over 200 photos many never before published. 1st ed. Binding is oversz.bds.dj.  
Price: 50.00 USD
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116 Skal, David J. & Savada, Elias Dark Carnival. The Secret World Of Tod Browning Hollywood's Master Of The Macabre.
New York Anchor Books. 1995 0385474067 / 9780385474061 1st Edition Bds & Cl. W. Dj. 
Well received bio. of the director Tod Browning, most known for his many films he made with Lon Chaney & his version of Dracula. 28pgs. of photos, 9 chapter photos & extensive filmog. of his work both as an actor and director. There is a small damp stain to the bottom edge of the book, which happily does not intrude into the book. Vg+/fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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117 Slide, Anthony & Wagenknecht fifty Great American Silent Films 1912-1920. A Pictorial Survey
New York City Dover Books 1980 0486239853 / 9780486239859 First Edition Paper 
Another good Dover book on film this one focuses on early American films. Includes credits, synipses and commentaries on each film alomg with 210 well printed stills and photos. Small old bookstore label on title page, otherwise fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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118 Sloane, T. O'Conor Motion Picture Projection
NY Falk Pub. 1922. 
vg+/tooled cl. no. dj. as issued. 4pgs. have sm. corn. & edge. Early techn. textbook & history on the how's & why's of projecting movies. Illus. w. many photos & drawings on plts. Illustrated by chipp. 1st ed. Binding is cl. no dj.  
Price: 85.00 USD
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Discovering The Movies, Starr, Cecile
119 Starr, Cecile Discovering The Movies
Van Nostrand Reinhold. NY. 1972. Cl.w.dj. 79800005 
SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Well known primer on the history of film, with chapters on Melies, Chaplin, Documentaries, experimental films & animation. Well designed & illus. w. 100's of stills, frames & photos + 4pgs. in color. Vg/vg 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Valentino, Steiger, Brad & Mank, Chaw
120 Steiger, Brad & Mank, Chaw Valentino
New York Manor Books 1975 1st Paperback Edition Paperback 
Gay-baiting expose of Valentino. 32pgs. of photos. Near fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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