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Arch of Triumph (First Edition, inscribed by the author to Lena Horne)

by Erich Maria Remarque

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Published
1945
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New York: Appleton-Century, 1945. First American Edition. First printing (and first edition in English), with the necessary "1" appearing at the end of the text. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by the author to noted actress and civil rights activist Lena Horne: "To Lena Horne / with great admiration / Erich Maria Remarque." Basis for the 1945… Read more
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The Gentle People (First Edition)

by Irwin Shaw

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Published
1939
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First Edition
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$75.00

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New York: Random House, 1939. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1941 film noir "Out of the Fog," directed by Anatole Litvak and starring John Garfield and Ida Lupino. Near Fine lacking the dust jacket.
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Moonrise (First Edition, two volumes, both volumes, Variants A and B)

by Theodore Strauss

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Published
1946
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First Edition
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$325.00

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New York: Viking Press, 1946. First Edition. Two volumes, both First Editions. One of each of the two variant bindings and jackets for this title. Basis for the Oscar-nominated 1948 film noir directed by Frank Borzage, starring Dane Clark, Gail Russell, and Ethel Barrymore. First volume: Binding is Variant A (no known priority), with red… Read more
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The Morgue is Always Open (First Edition, inscribed by the author)

by Jerome Odlum

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Published
1944
Edition
First Edition
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$550.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1944. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Dorothy Payne- / in memory of one of the rare bright spots in a couple of dark weeks in May, 1944 / Best wishes and many thanks-always / Jerome Odlum." Basis for the 1943 film "A Scream in… Read more
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Sorry, Wrong Number (First Edition, review copy)

by Lucille and Allan Ullman Fletcher

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Published
1948
Edition
First Edition
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$1,850.00

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New York: Random House, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. REVIEW COPY, with a custom Random House review slip in red type, specific to this title, laid in. The only published book source for the 1948 film noir, originally a play by Lucille Fletcher. Ms. Fletcher adapted the play for the film version in 1948, and this novelization, based… Read more
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$1,850.00
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Watership Down (First Edition)

by Richard Adams

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Published
1972
ISBN
9780027000306
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$350.00

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New York: Macmillan, 1972. First American Edition, preceded by the First UK Edition published by Rex Collings the same year. The author's first book, basis for the 1978 animated film and the 2018 miniseries. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket lightly rubbed, with faint soil at the edges.
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Seance on a Wet Afternoon (First UK Edition)

by Mark McShane

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Published
1961
Edition
First Edition
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$275.00

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London: Cassell, 1961. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1964 film directed by Bryan Forbes and starring Kim Stanley. Near Fine in a Near Fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Bookplate and tiny date stamp on the front endpaper, else a lovely copy.
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End as a Man (First Edition)

by Calder Willingham

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Published
1947
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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New York: Vanguard, 1947. First Edition. First Edition, in the scarce first issue dust jacket, with no reviews on the rear panel. Basis for the 1957 film "The Strange One," starring Ben Gazzara and George Peppard. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Dampstain on the jacket heel, with light toning on the spine panel and… Read more
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Home from the Hill (First Edition, inscribed by the author)

by William Humphrey

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Published
1958
Edition
First Edition
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$350.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author to poet Ted Weiss on the front endpaper: "To Ted and Renée / with love / Bill / Oct 12 1959." The author's first novel, basis for the 1960 Vincente Minnelli film starring Robert Mitchum, George Peppard, and George Hamilton. Near Fine in… Read more
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$350.00
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The Hot Rock (First Edition)

by Donald Westlake

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Published
1970
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780671205416
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$325.00

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1970. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1972 film starring Robert Redford and George Segal. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.
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The Devil at Four O'Clock (First Edition)

by Max Catto

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Published
1959
Edition
First Edition
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$250.00

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New York: William Morrow, 1959. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1961 film directed by Mervyn LeRoy, starring Spencer Tracy, Frank Sinatra, and Jean-Paul Aumont. Scarce. Front board slightly warped, else Near Fine in a Near Fine, price-clipped dust jacket.
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Portrait of Jennie (First Edition, inscribed by the author)

by Robert Nathan

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Published
1940
Edition
First Edition
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$625.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First Edition. First Edition. Warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the first blank: "For Arthur and Rita Kleeman / From their friend Robert Nathan / Now who will stand / At my right hand / And hold the P.E.N. with me?" Nathan was president of the international writers' organization PEN at the… Read more
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Push (Uncorrected Proof)

by Sapphire

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Published
1996
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. Basis for the 2009 film directed by Lee Daniels, starring Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, and Mariah Carey. Near Fine in wrappers, with light wear on the heel.
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The Watchmaker of Everton (First UK Edition)

by Georges Simenon

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Published
1955
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$250.00

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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1955. First UK Edition. Basis for the 1974 film directed by Bertrand Tavernier and starring Philippe Noiret. Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket.
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Destry Rides Again (First Edition, with supplied later printing dust jacket)

by Max Brand

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Published
1930
Edition
First Edition
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$45.00

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New York: Dodd, Mead, 1930. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for three film versions, but Audie Murphy and Tom Mix have to step aside for George Marshall's 1939 classic that starred James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich. Very Good or better. This is the Dodd, Mead First Edition, but with a SUPPLIED A.L. Burt dust jacket. Slight spine… Read more
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Diary of a Mad Housewife (First Edition)

by Sue Kaufman

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Published
1967
Edition
First Edition
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$45.00

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New York: Random House, 1967. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1973 film starring Richard Benjamin, Frank Langella and Carrie Snodgrass. Neat owner name on the top right corner of the front endpaper, else about Fine in an about Fine dust jacket.
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Altered States (First Edition)

by Paddy Chayefsky

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Published
1978
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780060107277
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$45.00

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New York: Harper and Row, 1978. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1980 film directed by Ken Russell, starring William Hurt. Near Fine in a Near Fine, lightly edgeworn dust jacket.
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Seconds (First Edition)

by David Ely

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Published
1963
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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New York: Pantheon, 1963. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the disturbing 1966 neo-noir film directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Rock Hudson. Near Fine in a Near Fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Faint offsetting on the endpapers. Slightest hint of wear at the corners and ends of the jacket spine panel. A lovely copy.
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Rough Sketch (First Edition)

by Robert Sylvester

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Published
1948
Edition
First Edition
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$65.00

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New York: Dial, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for John Huston's 1949 film "We Were Strangers," starring Jennifer Jones and John Garfield. Scarce. Very Good in a Good dust jacket. Board and spine edges lightly worn, with a three-inch dampstain to the bottom edge of the rear board. Jacket chipped and creased at the spine ends,… Read more
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Mrs. Miniver (First Edition, in the original box)

by Jan Struther

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1940
Edition
First Edition
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$275.00

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New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1940. First Edition. First Edition. In the publisher's two-part box as issued. Basis for the 1942 film directed by William Wyler and starring Greer Garson and Teresa Wright. A film that, according to both Winston Churchill and director Wyler, was a major boost to the war effort in addition to being one of the… Read more
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