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The Man Without a Country (Original story script for an unproduced film)

by Edward Everett Hale (short story)

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Published
1944
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Los Angeles: Vanguard Films, 1944. Original story script for an unproduced film, Edward Everett Hale's unedited 1863 short story "The Man Without a Country," here reproduced by Vanguard Films, dated August 7, 1944. Hale's short story was first published in the December 1863 issue of The Atlantic. The story has been adapted four times for film. First in… Read more
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Rappaccini's Daughter (Original story script for an unproduced film)

by Nathaniel Hawthorne (short story)

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Published
1944
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Los Angeles: Vanguard Films, 1944. Original story script for an unproduced film, Nathaniel Hawthorne's unedited 1844 short story, here reproduced by Vanguard Films, dated August 8, 1944. Hawthorne's short story was first published in the December 1844 issue of The United States Magazine and Democratic Review. It has been adapted into two plays and several operas, as well… Read more
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The Afro-American Press and Its Editors (First Edition)

by Garland I.; Penn Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington (contributors)

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Published
1891
Edition
First Edition
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$1,850.00

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Springfield, MA: Willey, 1891. First Edition. First Edition. A history of African-American newspapers beginning in 1827 and continuing through to the book's publication, with over 70 biographical sketches of editors and journalists, including a separate chapter dedicated to female African American journalists, and essays on the state of the Black press and its relationship to "Anglo-Saxon" newspapers. Rare. … Read more
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Hand Shadow Stories (First Edition)

by Anonymous

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Published
1863
Edition
First Edition
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$275.00

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Boston: Taggard and Thompson, 1863. First Edition. First Edition. A collection of children's fables with accompanying illustrations demonstrating how to make shadow puppets. Included is a story of a freed slave who is tempted to steal to feed his starving cow, but refuses, and his ultimately rewarded for his honesty. Very Good in wrappers. Light… Read more
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Gleanings from the Fields of Life (First Edition)

by Florence Baily [Bailey]

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Published
1882
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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Philadelphia: Porter and Coates, 1882. First Edition. First Edition. With color illustrations by the author. Very Good in illustrated boards with gilt titles and page edges. Contemporary gift inscription to the first blank. Boards lightly soiled and rubbed, with a tide mark to the rear board. Interior pages lightly foxed.
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Cruising the Cascades and Other Hunting Adventures (First Edition)

by G.O. Shields

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Published
1889
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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Chicago: Rand McNally, 1889. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good, with bumps to the corners, light rubbing and soil.
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$75.00
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The Legacy of Cain (First Edition)

by Wilkie Collins

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Published
1888
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$375.00

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Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1888. Two volumes. First German Edition, preceding the UK Edition by one year. Text in English. The final novel published during Collins' lifetime, a exploration and rejection of the idea of hereditary evil, the story of two women raised as sisters by a minister and his wife, only for it to be revealed that… Read more
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Original screenplay for an unproduced film, Final Draft)

by Thomas Hardy (novel); Allan Scott (screenwriter); Jennifer Jones (actress)

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Published
1946
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Los Angeles: Selznick International, 1946. Final Draft script for an unproduced film adaptation of Thomas Hardy's 1892 novel, adapted for the screen by Allan Scott for Selznick International. David O. Selznick held the movie rights to Hardy's story for many years (with Jennifer Jones in mind for Tess). Selznick's two greatest dreams had been to film "Gone… Read more
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Les Miserables (Photoplay Edition)

by Victor Hugo

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Published
1926
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$75.00

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London: The Readers Library, 1926. First printing of the photoplay edition, originally published in 1862 by A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven and Company. Basis for the 1925 French silent film, directed, written, and produced by Henri Fescourt, and starring Gabriel Gabrio. and Paul George, as well as other versions too numerous to count. Very Good in a… Read more
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Sotheby's: The Maurice F. Neville Collection of Modern Literature, Part I, April 13, 2004

by [Neville, Maurice F.] Sotheby's

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Published
2004
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New York: Sotheby's, 2004. Just about Fine in illustrated wrappers as issued. Perfect bound, illustrated profusely in color throughout. Includes auction items from the collection of collector Maurice F. Neville, with highlights from Ernest Hemmingway, Jack Kerouac, George Orwell, and many others.
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A Tale of Two Cities (Vintage Paperback)

by Charles Dickens

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Published
1953
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New York: Cardinal Editions / Pocket Books, 1953. Later printing of this edition. A Dicken's classic, not often seen in the Cardinal Edition from Pocket Books. Cover design by Charles Skaggs. Production wrinkle to the spine, and light rubbing to the extremities, else Near Fine in illustrated wrappers.
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Poems (First Edition)

by Celia Thaxter

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Published
1872
Edition
First Edition
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$275.00

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New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1872. First Edition. First Edition. 12mo. Publisher's red cloth, with titles and rule in gilt on the front board, design and rule in blind on the rear board, no titles on the spine; all page edges gilt, reddish-brown coated endpapers. Very Good with some rubbing to the boards, slightly cocked. A very presentable copy… Read more
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The Girl at Cobhurst (First Edition)

by Frank R. Stockton

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Published
1898
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1898. First Edition. 12mo. First Edition. Bright gilt and black designs and titles, with ads at the rear. A few leaves have minor corner creases, else about Near Fine. Mostly erased pencil notation on the rear pastedown. An attractive copy.
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Letters to an Unknown (First Edition)

by Prosper Merimee

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Published
1897
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$15.00

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New York: Brentano's, 1897. First American edition. Publisher's tan cloth, with titles, design and rule in gilt on the front board, rear board, and spine. Near Fine. Small article tipped in at the front endpaper, with corresponding offsetting on the front pastedown, else a bright, clean copy.
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