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Maverick Jim's Runko Race Game

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Long Island City, Einson-Freeman Co.: 1934

Seller ID: 020170


Folio sheet, folds to an 8vo. Complete with the spinner and the original mailer. Advertising premium for Runko with malt (no doubt a competitor to "rich chocalatey Ovaltine"). I doubt that the game is complete (no game pieces) but it is still a good example of a radio premium from the time. The spinner says (in part) "Those boys and girls who add RUNKO to milk every day to make them strong and healthy, are the ones who have the strength and vitality to win... View more info

That's Not All Folks! My Life in the Golden Age of Cartoons and Radio

By: Blanc, Mel & Philip Bashe

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Warner Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 017932


275pp. Illustrated. Top edge of the text block foxed. Light wear to the jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Radio's Golden Age: The Programs and the Personalities

By: Buxton, Frank & Bill Owen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Easton Valley Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 017704


417pp. Illustrated. Top corners bumped. No previous ownership inscriptions. The jacket is scuffed and has some chipping at the head of the spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

The Big Broadcast 1920-1950

By: Buxton, Frank & Bill Owen

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, The Viking Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 017456


392pp. Illustrated. Offsetting to the front free endpaper and the front pastedown where a newspaper clipping was once laid in (since removed). Faint spotting along the top edge of the text block. The jacket shows light soil overall. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio

By: Dunning, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Oxford University Press: 1998

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 021089


822pp. 3rd Printing. Original white paper over maroon cloth. Printed in double columns. A massive and important reference on the subject by the author of Booked to Die and other bibliomysteries. View more info

I Looked and I Listened, Informal Recollections of Radio and TV

By: Gross, Ben

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1954

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 020855


344pp. 2nd Printing. Original decorative blue cloth with spine lettering stamped in black on a white panel and decorations on the front board stamped in black and white. Some offsetting from the lettering on the jacket's spine to the spine of the binding (faint). Ink check mark to the front free endpaper. The jacket is lightly soiled overall and has some chipping at the heel of the spine. View more info

The Great Radio Comedians

By: Harmon, Jim

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday: 1970

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 020911


195pp. Reprint. Original black cloth over gray cloth, spine lettering stamped in black. Illustrated. Remaindered, with purple remainder spray to the bottom edge of the text block. Lacking the original flimsy record that was affixed to the front pastedown (adhesive strip remains). Light, uneven browning to the jacket. View more info

This Was Radio: A Personal Memoir

By: Julian, Joseph

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Viking: 1975

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 017329


238pp. Frontispiece. Fore edge and bottom edge of the text block foxed. The jacket shows some soiling to the back panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Remember Radio

By: Lackmann, Ron

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020912


128pp. 1st Edition. Original black cloth with spine lettering stamped in gilt foil. Illustrated. Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Roy Rogers, Superman, Sam Spade, The Shadow, Cavalcade of America and a lot more. The jacket has several closed tears along the edges and some rubbing. View more info

David Sarnoff, A Biography

By: Lyons, Eugene

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Row: 1966

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 020099


372pp. 2nd Printing. Original black cloth, lettering stamped in red and gilt foil. Illustrated. Uneven fading to the boards along the top edge. Two small closed tears to the jacket at the top edge with attendant creasing. View more info

The Great American Broadcast, A Celebration of Radio's Golden Age

By: Maltin, Leonard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Dutton: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020100


324pp. 1st Edition. Original cream paper over blue paper covered boards, spine lettering stamped in gilt foil. Illustrated. One corner bumped. Traces of shelfwear to the bottom corners. The jacket has a promotional sticker to the front panel and a small nick (1 inch) to the same. View more info

Out of the Air

By: McBridge, Mary Margaret

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday & Co.: 1960

Edition: Second Printing.

Seller ID: 017363


384pp. Illustrated. Corners gently bumped. Top edge of the text block lightly foxed. The jacket is scuffed and the back panel has some staining. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Here's Morgan!

By: Morgan, Henry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Barricade Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 017791


299pp. Illustrated. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

As It Happened, A Memoir

By: Paley, William S.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday & Co.: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020097


418pp. 1st Edition. Original red cloth with lettering stamped in gilt foil. Illustrated. Paley was the founder and chaiman of CBS and is credited with discovering Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Will Rogers. Very faint dampstain to the bottom quarter of the front board and bottom eighth of the back. One corner bumped. Some chipping to the jacket at the head of the spine and some creasing to the edges elsewhere. View more info

The Best Seat in the House, The Golden Years of Radio and Television

By: Weaver, Pat & Thomas M. Coffey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020913


276pp. 1st Edition. Original peach paper over black cloth, spine lettering stamped in gilt foil. Illustrated. Advance Review Copy with slip laid in. Weaver was head of programming for NBC and later became the network's president. Scuff to the front board. View more info