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Bast, William

Published by Ballantine Books, NEW YORK (1956)

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About this Item: Ballantine Books, NEW YORK, 1956. Paperback. Condition: Good Only. First Edition. Theauthor and James Dean enjoyed a lifelong friendship, sharing lodgings in Los Angeles and New York for long periods. Some tears to cover near seams but quite intact nonetheless. Reading copy. "Here is James Dean as he really was -- a restless, enigmatic artist in a passionate search for fulfillment, a reckless youth in a fatal race with destiny." (Rear cover). Seller Inventory # 74330

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William Bast

Published by Ballantine Books, New York (1956)

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From: Doug The Book Bug (Machias, NY, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Ballantine Books, New York, 1956. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Quite nice but top corner (1 1/2" x 1 1/2") is creased and folded slightly inward and shows sign of damp stain, still a nice clean, unmarked copy!!. Seller Inventory # 002017

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Bast,William;,

Published by Ballantine #180 1956 (1956)

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About this Item: Ballantine #180 1956, 1956. Soft cover. F.... Paperback original. Excellent condition. One small crease on back cover, pages yellowed. A biography by a close friend of the actor. See the photograph of this book. Cover: Paper 0.0 0.0. Seller Inventory # 2093

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James Dean A Biography: William Bast

William Bast

Published by Ballantine Books, USA (1956)

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From: Begging Bowl Books (Lincoln, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: Ballantine Books, USA, 1956. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Wear to spine ends.Covers in good condition. Light signs of wear to corners and edges. Minor nick to a few page edges. No inscriptions. Seller Inventory # 002890

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Bast, William.

Published by BALLANTINE BOOKS., NY (1956)

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From: WAVERLEY BOOKS ABAA (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: BALLANTINE BOOKS., NY, 1956. Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. The paperback issue. Close to near fine copy in pictorial printed wrappers. (Traces of shelf wear at edges & spine. Small nick at base of front cover. Couple page tips lightly creased) Nice copy overall. The most sought after of all the early books on the actor. (LR). Seller Inventory # 311640

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Bast, William

Published by Ballantine Books, New York (1956)

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From: Ira Joel Haber - Cinemage Books (Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Ballantine Books, New York, 1956. Paperback. Paperback Original. The most sought after bio. of the superstar. Photo of Dean on front cover only illustration. Small signature on bottom of verso of back cover. Very tiny crack to spine. Vg+. Seller Inventory # 004264

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James Dean: A Biography, Brilliant young actor’s: William Bast ,

William Bast , Cvr photo of James Dean by Ray Schatt. Back blank endpaper FORMER OWNER STAMP.

Published by BALLANTINE BOOKS (1956)

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From: Bluff Park Rare Books (LONG BEACH, CA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: BALLANTINE BOOKS, 1956. Soft Cover. No Jacket. First Edition. PBO, Softcover, 1956, Stated 1st edition on back Cvr WITH #180 ON FRONT CVR, NF+/VG,Softcover, light edgewear scuff, with Original price of 35 cents on Cvr. Tiny corner cvr Crease. Interior nice tight clean light wear fox. 149 PGS. Seller Inventory # 26187

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Bast, William

Published by Ballantine Books, New York (1956)

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About this Item: Ballantine Books, New York, 1956. Hardcover. Condition: Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Good +. First edition. Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book and price-clipped dust jacket are both well worn, though intact. Pages are clean; photos are bright. Edges of boards are worn through. Jacket is taped to itself on flaps. Spine is starting at rear, though holding firm. Front free and rear endpages have red writing and scars from pocket removal. Title page and a few at rear have a small library stamp. Still a sturdy, clean copy of a scarce, desirable item. Small 8vo. 153 pp. Seller Inventory # 79818

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Bast, William

Published by Ballantine Books (c.1956), New York (1956)

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From: ReadInk, ABAA/IOBA (Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Ballantine Books (c.1956), New York, 1956. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good dj. Illustrated by (dj photo) Roy Schatt (illustrator). First Edition. [very light bumping at several corners and base of spine, very slight deterioration to cloth at base of spine, small date stamp on ffep; jacket a bit scuffed and edgeworn, one slightly ragged closed tear and associated creasing at top of front panel, small chip at top of rear panel, minor paper loss at spine corners]. (B&W photograph) The first book-length biography of Dean to appear after his death, by a friend (and former UCLA classmate); issued simultaneously in paperback, this is the much scarcer hardcover printing. Many years later, Bast published another book, "Surviving James Dean," that touched on certain aspects of the actor's life that were a little too sensitive to be aired in the 1950s. The striking jacket photo of Dean (by Roy Schatt) is also reproduced inside the book. NOISBN. Seller Inventory # 17722

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Bast, William

Published by Ballantine (1956)

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About this Item: Ballantine, 1956. First Edition. JAMES DEAN A BIOGRAPHY, Ballantine, 1956, first edition, some old tannish tape stains to the end-papers & paste-downs, else a vg+/near fine copy in a vg+ photographic dust-wrapper with some rubbing to the spine and the rear dust-wrapper panel. The first book-length biography of Dean to appear after his death by one who knew him quite well. Seller Inventory # 02347

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Bast, William.

Published by NY, Ballantine Books, 1956 (1956)

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About this Item: NY, Ballantine Books, 1956, 1956. NY, Ballantine Books, 1956, first edition thus, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. This is the first hardcover edition, it was published simultaneously with the paperback, these Ballantine hardcover are a collectible themselves and this is one of the most scarce and desirable, jacket with a haunting photo of Dean which is also used as the frontispiece, naturally it covers the period of his first starring role in John Steinbeck's East of Eden. Very good. Seller Inventory # JD28518

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BAST, WILLIAM

Published by New York Ballantine Books 1956 (1956)

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From: James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., ABAA (Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: New York Ballantine Books 1956, 1956. First Edition, First Printing. The first book on James Dean written by his close friend and former roommate in both New York and Hollywood. Issued largely as a paperback, this is one of the tiny number hardbound in full red cloth in dust jacket. The hardbound version has some text not found in the paperback version. Near fine bright copy with a trace of handling in a lightly used dust jacket with some fading to the spine and some small chips and tears. Seller Inventory # 21425E

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William Bast

Published by Ballantine Books, NEW YORK (1956)

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From: stan beecher books (Oroville, CA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Ballantine Books, NEW YORK, 1956. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. " James Dean " A Biography by William Bast. Signed by Bast on the half-title page. Also inscribed by Bast on the dedication page. A fine copy with fine dust jacket. Published by Ballantine Books, New York, 1956. First edition, first printing, an unread copy. $2.75 price on the front flap, Ballantine # H-180. Text clean and tight, pages white, no names or remainder markings. Red jacket has no fading, tears or creases. Very scarce signed, no signed copies listed on the internet. Note: This book is part of a collection of early Ballantine Books inspired by David Aranovitz's " Ballantine Books The First Decade, published by Bailwick Books, 1987 and Paul Payne, noted bookseller. from whom this copy was acquired. My humble thanks. Many titles from this collection listed on my ABE site. Photos available upon request. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 006786

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DEAN, James.) BAST, William.

Published by New York: Ballantine Books, 1956 (1956)

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About this Item: New York: Ballantine Books, 1956, 1956. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the photographic dust jacket (reproducing two photographs by Roy Schatt). Corners nicked, spine rolled with a crease. Still an excellent copy in the spine-faded and rubbed jacket with creases and tears to the extremities and a small ink mark to rear panel. Photographic portrait frontispiece by Roy Schatt. First edition, first printing; scarce hardbound edition, of James Dean's posthumous biography written (as his first book) by his close friend William Bast, who he met rehearsing for a student theatre production of Macbeth at UCLA in 1950. This is the copy of Dean's "Rebel Without a Cause" co-star Steffi Skolsky (who played Mil under the stage-name Steffi Sidney), with her owl bookplate stamp to the front pastedown, and her occasional ink annotations in the text. This book has also been signed on the front free endpaper by the film's screenwriter, "Stewart Stern, 'Rebel Without a Cause'". Seller Inventory # 82039

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