Hardcover. Washington DC, Microcard Editions, 1st, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 122 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Light edgewear to cover boards, light soil to top page block. SIGNED BY BRUCCOLI on title page.
Hardcover. Seattle, Fantagraphics, 1st, 2016, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 304 pages. In 1976, the critic Paul Nelson spent several weeks interviewing his literary hero, legendary detective writer Ross Macdonald. Beginning in the late 1940s with his shadowy creation, ruminating private eye Lew Archer, Macdonald had followed in the footsteps of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, but ultimately elevated the form to a new level. "We talked about everything imaginable," Nelson wrote-including Macdonald's often meager beginnings; his dual citizenship; writers, painters, music, books, and movies he admired; how he used symbolism to change detective writing; his own novels and why Archer was not the most important character-"my God, everything." It's All One Case provides an open door to Macdonald at his most unguarded. The book is far more than a collection of never-before-published interviews, though. Published in a handsome, oversized format, it is a visual history of Macdonald's professional career, illustrated with rare and select items from one of the world's largest private archives of Macdonald collectibles. Featuring in full color the covers of the various editions of Macdonald's more than two dozen books, facsimile reproductions of pages from his manuscripts, magazine spreads, and many never before seen photos of Macdonald and his friends (such as Kurt Vonnegut), including those by celebrated photojournalist Jill Krementz. It's All One Case is an intellectual delight and a visual feast, a fitting tribute to Macdonald's distinguished career. Full-color illustrations throughout
Hardcover. Detroit, Gale Research Co., 1st, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 86 pages. A bibliography of the publications of mystery writer Kenneth Millar who later wrote as Ross MacDonald. Illustrated with photographs that reproduce title pages of Macdonald's books. An excellent and informative introduction by Kenneth Millar. SIGNED BY BRUCCOLI on title page. Issued without a dust jacket. No names, writing, or marks in book.
self published, circa 1970, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, A typed/xeroxed manuscript in a 3-ring orange binder with metal clasps. A scholarly history of boys series books complete with an introduction, biographies, criticism, and lists of titles/authors. A valuable research tool by someone with a passionate interest in the field of children's writing. No date anywhere but around mid 1970s. About 250 one-sided pages, with some hand-written notations. Probably an early version of a manuscript later published in 1982 by McFarland in North Carolina. "Tom Swift & Company: Boys Books by Stratemeyer and Others".
Hardcover. Berkeley, California University Press, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 164 pages. Hardcover. Illustrated with full color and black & white photographs. Dust jacket with light wear. Clean tight copy.