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The Teahouse of the August Moon: a play
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The Teahouse of the August Moon: a play

By Patrick, John, adapted from the novel by Vern Sneider

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1954. Hardcover. 180p., production still frontis, lightly-shelfworn first edition in black boards and red spine titles, unclipped ($3.00 price intact) edgeworn dj with a sticker-removal scar on author's photo on rear panel. Movie source for the Marlon Brando Yellow Face atrocity (the play also commited Yellow Face with David Wayne in Brando's Sakini role) Pulitzer Prize-winner for 1954. The play was written in 1952 and opened in 1953. The acting edition was available in 1953 but this was the first hardcover edition and published in connection with the Pulitzer win which is noted on front of jacket.

$20.00

Mysterious Skin: a novel [movie tie-in edition]
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Mysterious Skin: a novel [movie tie-in edition]

By Heim, Scott

New York: Harper Perennial, 2005. Paperback. 292p., very good first printing of the movie tie-in reissue trade paperback in red [ictorial wraps with Josh Gordon Leavitt cover. Heim's first novel filmed with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

$12.00

The Pumpkin Eater a novel
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The Pumpkin Eater a novel

By Mortimer, Penelope

Plainfield: Daughters, Inc, 1975. Paperback. 222p., very good first Daughters Inc. trade paperback edition in orange and black pictorial wraps. Autobiographical novel about the female experience published in 1962 and filmed in 1964 with a brilliant performance by Anne Bancroft (when was she NOT brilliant?) Her second husband was the writer and barrister John Mortimer who wrote the Rumpole of the Bailey series.

$11.00

Emmanuelle
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Emmanuelle

By Arsan, Emmanuelle, translated by Lowell Bair

New York: Grove Press & Dell, 1974. Paperback. 221p., illustrated with 25 b&w stills from the film, lightly-worn first mass-market film tie-in paperback in black pictorial wraps. The Grove Press edition was published in 1971 and this Dell paperback uses the Grove Press title page and copyright page but was obviously published 1974 or later as that is when the film was released. Lesbiana.

$12.00

Emmanuelle II
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Emmanuelle II

By Arsan, Emmanuelle, translated by Anselm Hollo

New York: Grove Press, 1974. Paperback. 322p., lightly-worn first Evergreen Black Cat edition, mass-market film tie-in paperback in white pictorial wraps. Black Cat B-383. Sequel with photo of Sylvia Kristel on cover.

$12.00

Morality Play [uncorrected advance proof] Booker Prize Winner 1992
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Morality Play [uncorrected advance proof] Booker Prize Winner 1992

By Unsworth, Barry

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1995. Paperback. 188p., very good ARC Uncorrected Proof of the UK first in trade paperback format, pictorial wraps and protective clear mylar jacket. The Booker Prize statement refers to Unsworth winning for "Sacred Hunger" in 1992. This novel was shortlisted for the 1995 prize but lost. Filmed in 2003 as "The Reckoning" starring Paul Bettany and Willem Dafoe.

$15.00

A Single Man
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A Single Man

By Isherwood, Christopher, jacket design and portrait by Don Bachardy

London: Methuen and Co, 1964. 158p. very good first UK edition in boards and clipped dj but price still intact. Young 1976*. Isherwood's novel of a gay English professor living in Los Angeles at the end of his life, suicidal because of the accidental death of his very young lover the year previous. Basis of the film starring Colin Firth.

$75.00

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

By Winterson, Jeanette

London: Guild, 1990. Hardcover. 176p., very good hardcover reprint in black boards and unclipped dj. Published to coincide with the BBC TV production of the dramatization with a jacket photo of the two stars of the show. Winterson's first book published by Pandora in 1985.

$195.00

Father of Frankenstein a novel
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Father of Frankenstein a novel

By Bram, Christopher

New York: Dutton, 1995. Hardcover. 276p., very good first edition in boards and unclipped dj. Fictional account of the final days of film director James Whale. Filmed as "Gods and Monsters" starring Ian McKellen as Whale and Brendan Fraser as his 'monster'.

$15.00

Wild Oranges
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Wild Oranges

By Hergesheimer, Joseph

New York: Knopf, 1919. Hardcover. 108p., #46/85 copies specially printed Christmas 1919 on Perusia handmade paper by Alfred A. Knopf for his bookseller friends, handwritten addition of "The Three Black Pennies" to booklist and presentation to F. D. Lacy, Esq in the neat hand of a Knopf book-artist; a very worn copy in black quarter-cloth and orange boards, top edge gilded, gilt titles on spine just visible, bumped corners, scrapes, boards show a lot of card; hinges are sound and paperstock remins splendid; a better-than-reading copy. One of the popular and florid novels which was filmed in 1924. Hergesheimer's command of nautical lore bespeaks expertise.

$25.00

The wet parade
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The wet parade

By Sinclair, Upton

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1931. Hardcover. 431p. Inscribed, signed and dated Nov 16, 1931 by Sinclair to Sam Marx (presumably 'Samuel Marx,' who was working as a story editor at MGM in 1931 (he went on to become a producer there). With the stamp of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Culver City Library to the bottom page edges and near the bottom of random pages throughout the book. The novel was, in fact, acquired by MGM and, as Ahouse drolly notes "was released as a thoroughly denatured film in the spring of 1932." Significant fading to blue cloth along spine, lesser fading to all edges of boards. No dj. *AhouseA47a. Sinclair's novel about temperance and regret at the evident failure of prohibition.

$45.00

Born innocent
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Born innocent

By Burnham, Creighton Brown

Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1958. Hardcover. 293p., ownership stamp on pastedown endpaper under flap otherwise a very good early reprint (no First Edition slug yet no other printing stated) in gray boards with designs and price-clipped white dj illustrated with b&w photo of teen girl JD. Grier A. Basis of the NBC World Premiere Movie starring Linda Blair.

$25.00

The Women of Brewster Place: a novel in seven stories
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The Women of Brewster Place: a novel in seven stories

By Naylor, Gloria

New York: Viking Press, 1982. Hardcover. 192p., near fine first edition, first printing in quarter-cloth over boards in like, unclipped dj. Author's first book and basis of the TV film of 1989 starring Oprah Winfrey and Cicely Tyson.

$195.00

Sarah a novel [advance uncorrected bound galleys]
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Sarah a novel [advance uncorrected bound galleys]

By Leroy, J. T. aka Jeremiah "Terminator" LeRoy [pseudonym of Laura Albert]

New York & London: Bloomsbury, 2000. Paperback. 154p., fine proof copy in trade paperback format, glossy pictorial wraps. ARC of the debut novel of the literary fraud. Along with the collection of stories published in 2001 this became the film "The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things" with Asia Argento.

$30.00

The Desert of the Heart
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The Desert of the Heart

By Rule, Jane

Cleveland: World Publishing Co, 1965. Hardcover. 224p., very good first US edition in boards and unclipped dj. The lesbian author's first novel. Grier A***. First published by Macmillan in Canada then Secker & Warburg in London. This US edition was published a year later. Source of the film.

$150.00

The Naked Civil Servant an autobiography
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The Naked Civil Servant an autobiography

By Crisp, Quentin, preface by Michael Holroyd

New York: Signet, 1978. Paperback. 212p., very good first Signet mass-market paperback edition in pictorial wraps. Signet E8292.

$15.00

The Desert of the Heart
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The Desert of the Heart

By Rule, Jane

Toronto: The Macmillan Company of Canada, 1964. Hardcover. 255p., fine first Canadian edition in boards and unclipped dj. Grier A***. The Canadian edition was the true first. The lesbian author's first novel. Basis of the film "Desert hearts" directed by Donna Deitch.

$150.00

The child Manuela; the novel of \
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The child Manuela; the novel of "Maedchen in Uniform

By Winsloe, Christa, translated from the German by Agnes Neill Scott

New York: Arno Press/New York Times, 1975. Hardcover. 310p., very good first printing of the Arno Press facsimile reprint edition in orange cloth boards. Novelization of the play and film from 1933. Grier A** Homosexuality: Lesbians and Gay Men in Society, History and Literature, general editor; Jonathan Katz. The novel was written first but went unpublished until long after both the play and film were produced. Based on the author's own experience in a boarding school.

$250.00

Candy: the original French unabridged edition [cover blurb]
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Candy: the original French unabridged edition [cover blurb]

By Kenton, Maxwell [pseudonym of Terry Southern]

North Hollywood: Brandon House, 1965. Paperback. 189p., very good first US edition PBO in candy-stripe covers with mild wear and sunning. Brandon 721. True first American edition of the comic erotic novel.

$35.00

Butley two programs for the original UK and US productions
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Butley two programs for the original UK and US productions

By Gray, Simon

London & NY: Theatreprint & Playbill, 1972. Magazine. Two programs[24p] & 60p. approximately 5.5x9 inches each, cast, crew, articles, ads, histories, bios, foxing to cover of the UK playbill otherwise both very good digest size magazines in stapled pictorial wraps. Programs for the initial UK and US runs of the Simon Gray play at the Criterion in London 1971 and the Morosco in NYC in 1972.

$25.00

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