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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

click for a larger image of item #35647, The Current Cinema NY, The New Yorker, 1968-1988. Kael's own copies of 190 of her "Current Cinema" columns for The New Yorker, which she wrote for over two decades. All but two of these (one from 1968 and one from 1970) date from 1980 forward, after her leave of absence to try her hand in Hollywood. Included here are 20-26 columns for each of the years 1981-1987; 9 from 1980; and 13 from 1988. Several copies of each issue are present, which Kael has clipped together. Kael has also written the date on the majority, which tend to lack a printed date; and approximately a dozen columns bear Kael's corrections, markings or comments, in addition to one or two showing a copy-editor's changes. The first issue present, November 16, 1968, reviewing the forgettable Sean Connery vehicle Shalako, has Kael's note attached, which says, "Ugh." The lot is near fine. [#035647] $2,500
click for a larger image of item #35649, Author's Copies of When the Lights Go Down, Taking It All In, and State of the Art NY, Holt Rinehart Winston/Dutton, (1980-1985). Three of Kael's books of film criticism from the 1970s and 1980s: these are author copies, from the Kael estate. All are first printings and fine in fine dust jackets, but for the slightest hint of foxing to the edges of the text blocks. Unmarked, but accompanied by a mailing label from one of the boxes they were shipped to her in. [#035649] $150
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click for a larger image of item #35651, The Man Who Killed Mick Jagger Boston, Little Brown, (1977). From the library of Pauline Kael, and with her notes in the text. There are several instances of marginal notes, one of them approving of a turn of phrase; and about 50 words by Kael written on the front flyleaf...none of them complimentary. Clearly, Kael was a close reader, and not just of her own writing. Very good in a very good, edgeworn dust jacket. [#035651] $150
NY, Quality Paperback Book Club, (1995). Inscribed by Cahill to Kael: "For Pauline, without your early illustration encouragement, this could never be. Thank you. Joey." Contains Cahill's graphic story "Print City." Near fine in wrappers. [#036083] $50
NY, Dutton, (1985). Reviews from the mid-1980s: Flashdance, Desperately Seeking Susan, Footloose, Stop Making Sense, The Big Chill, etc. Unmarked, but from the estate of the author. Very faint foxing to the edges of the text block; still fine in a fine dust jacket. [#035357] $40
Gambier, Kenyon College, 1962. Foxing to top edge of front cover; very good in wrappers. From the estate of Pauline Kael, and with a few marginal comments by her in William S. Pechter's "Two Movies and Their Critics." [#036082] $35
NY, Holt Rinehart, (1984). The second printing of the hardcover issue of this collection of reviews from the early 1980s and including the essay "Why Are Movies So Bad?" Unmarked, but from the estate of the author. Trace foxing at the edges of the text block; still very near fine in a fine dust jacket. [#035356] $30
NY, Holt Rinehart Winston, (1984). The simultaneous issue in wrappers of this collection of reviews from the early 1980s and including the essay "Why Are Movies So Bad?" Unmarked, but from the estate of the author. Faint foxing at the edges of the text block; still fine in wrappers. [#024099] $25
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