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Portrait of Jennie (Advance Reader's Edition, Inscribed by Robert Nathan)

by Robert Nathan

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Published
1940
Edition
First Edition
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$425.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First Edition. Advance Reader's Edition, preceding the First Edition, with a publisher's slip laid in. INSCRIBED by Robert Nathan on the front endpaper: "For my friend H. Tatnall Brown Jr. / Robert Nathan." Additionally laid in is an autograph letter from Nathan to Brown, and Brown's bookplate. Basis for the little-seen… Read more
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$425.00
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American Psycho (First UK Edition)

by Bret Easton Ellis

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Published
1998
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780330372480
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$450.00

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London: Picador, 1998. First Edition. First UK Edition, preceded by the First Edition published by Vintage in 1991. Originally published in the US and UK as a paperback original. The text of this edition is revised from that of the 1991 edition by the author, and is also by far the scarcest of all the editions published.… Read more
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$450.00
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Portrait of Jennie (First Edition)

by Robert Nathan

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Published
1940
Edition
First Edition
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$525.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the little-seen but unforgettable 1948 William Dieterle film starring Joseph Cotten and Jennifer Jones. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket, with light fading to the sensitive pink spine titles of the jacket as is often found.
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Colomba (First Edition)

by Prosper Merimee

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Published
1856
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$45.00

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Boston: Phillips, Sampson, 1856. First American Edition, preceded by the 1841 French edition published by Magen et Comon. Scarce. Basis for the 1950 film noir "Vendetta," written for the screen by W.R. Burnett and directed by Mel Ferrer. Very Good in publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles. Contemporary owner name to the front endpaper. Slightly… Read more
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$45.00
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Odd Man Out (First UK Edition)

by F. L. Green

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Published
1945
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$250.00

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London: Michael Joseph, 1945. First UK Edition. Basis for the superb 1947 British film noir directed by Carol Reed and starring James Mason. Jacket design by A. E. Barlow. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Evidence of erasure on the front endpaper. Jacket lightly edgeworn, with light fray at the spine ends and… Read more
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$250.00
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Night Cry (First Edition)

by William L. Stuart

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Published
1948
Edition
First Edition
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$750.00

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New York: Dial, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1950 film noir "Where the Sidewalk Ends" directed by Otto Preminger and starring Gene Tierney. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Slight spine lean, with light wear to the crown and a seller stamp to the front endpaper. Jacket spine lightly creased, with… Read more
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$750.00
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The Money Trap (First Edition)

by Lionel White

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Published
1963
Edition
First Edition
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$65.00

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New York: E.P. Dutton, 1963. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1966 film noir, starring Glenn Ford, Ricardo Montalban and Rita Hayworth. Very Good plus in a Very Good, price-clipped dust jacket. Faint foxing to the upper page edges. Jacket is moderately rubbed overall, with a few nicks and creasing to the spine ends and… Read more
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$65.00
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Less Than Zero (First Edition)

by Bret Easton Ellis

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Published
1985
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780671543297
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$175.00

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985. First Edition. First Edition. The author's first book, basis for the 1987 film directed by Marek Kanievska, starring Andrew McCarthy and Robert Downey Jr. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.
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$175.00
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A Death in the Family (First UK Edition)

by James Agee

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Published
1958
Edition
First Edition
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$175.00

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London: Victor Gollancz, 1958. First Edition. First UK Edition, preceded by the First Edition published by McDowell, Obolensky in 1956. Agee's final novel, published posthumously, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Basis for the 1963 film directed by Alex Segal, starring Jean Simmons and Robert Preston. Near Fine in a Near Fine, price clipped dust… Read more
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$175.00
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A Death in the Family (First Edition)

by James Agee

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Published
1956
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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New York: McDowell, Obolensky, 1956. First Edition. First Edition, with the requisite blue title page and "Walking" instead of "Waking" on the first line of page 80. Agee's final novel, published posthumously, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Basis for the 1963 film directed by Alex Segal, starring Jean Simmons and Robert Preston. Very Good… Read more
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$125.00
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All the Pretty Horses (First Edition)

by Cormac McCarthy

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Published
1992
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780394574745
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$175.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. First Edition. First Edition, with text on the front flap beginning with a green "A", and five reviews on the rear panel. Basis for the 2000 film directed by Billy Bob Thornton and starring Matt Damon and Penelope Cruz. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Light foxing… Read more
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$175.00
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The Natural (Uncorrected Proof of the First UK Edition)

by Bernard Malamud

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Published
1963
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$850.00

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London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1963. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First UK Edition. As with the first UK edition, this proof contains an afterword by Malamud and a 10-page glossary of baseball terms not found in the American edition. Basis for the iconic 1984 film directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close and Kim Basinger.… Read more
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$850.00
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The Bishop's Wife (First Edition)

by Robert Nathan

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Published
1928
Edition
First Edition
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$1,750.00

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Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1928. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the beloved and bizarre 1947 holiday film directed by Henry Koster, starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven. Near Fine in a Very Good plus, price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket is lightly edgeworn, with small chips to the corners and the top edge of the rear panel. A… Read more
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$1,750.00
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N.p.: N.p., 1990. Archive of original material belonging to mystery and crime author Gerald A. Browne, consisting of 19 typed manuscripts, 13 handwritten manuscripts, 8 corrected galleys, 3 screenplays, and extensive handwritten, typed, and xerographically duplicated materials pertaining to all novels in the author's oeuvre. Browne was born and raised in Litchfield County, Connecticut. He attended the University… Read more
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$9,500.00
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Serenade (Hardcover, inscribed in 1938)

by James M. Cain

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Published
1937
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$850.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. Second printing. INSCRIBED by the author in the year after publication: "To Miriam Geiger / In memory of pleasant times / James M. Cain / Feb 17, 1938." Jacket art by W. A. Dwiggins. One of Cain's least-appreciated novels, a hard-boiled story about a dethroned opera singer who meets the love of… Read more
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$850.00
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A Shot in the Dark (First Edition)

by Harry Kurnitz (adaptation)

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Published
1962
Edition
First Edition
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$15.00

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New York: Random House, 1962. First Edition. First Edition. Harry Kurnitz's adaptation of Marcel Achard's play "L'Idiote," which in turn became the basis for the 1964 Blake Edwards film, "A Shot in the Dark," starring Peter Sellers as Inspector Jacques Clouseau, and Elke Sommer as the Swedish gal who can't resist him. Near Fine in… Read more
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$15.00
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Violent Saturday (Signed First Edition)

by W.L. Heath

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Published
1955
Edition
First Edition
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$350.00

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New York: Harper, 1955. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Ted and Ruth Harris / with sincerest best wishes / Bill Heath." The first signed copy of this seminal film noir source we have offered. Basis for the 1955 color film noir directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Victor Mature and… Read more
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$350.00
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The Woman Who Was No More (First Edition)

by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac

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Published
1954
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$250.00

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New York: Rinehart, 1954. First American Edition, and first in English, preceded by the French edition published in 1952 by Editions Denoel. Basis for the classic 1955 French film noir "Diabolique," directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot and starring Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot, and Paul Meurisse. Very Good plus, with a slight lean, in a Good dust… Read more
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$250.00
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Moss Rose (First Edition)

by Joseph Shearing

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Published
1935
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$225.00

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New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1935. First American Edition, preceded by the UK edition published by William Heinemann the previous year. Basis for the 1947 film noir, directed by Gregory Ratoff, and starring Peggy Cummins, Victor Mature, Ethel Barrymore, and Vincent Price. Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Vintage bookseller… Read more
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$225.00
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The Sleeping Tiger (First UK Edition)

by Maurice Moiseiwitsch

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Published
1955
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$200.00

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London: William Heinemann, 1955. First UK Edition, preceding all others. Basis for the 1954 UK film noir, directed by Joseph Losey and starring Dirk Bogarde, Alexis Smith, and Alexander Knox, filmed and released prior to the novel's publication. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket spine lightly faded, with light toning to… Read more
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$200.00