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The Big Boodle (First Edition)

by Sylvester, Robert

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Published
1954
Edition
First Edition
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$15.00

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New York: Random House, 1954. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1957 film noir, the only film in the cycle to be shot on location in Cuba, directed by Richard Wilson, written for the screen by Jo Eisinger, and starring Errol Flynn. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Faint… Read more
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$15.00
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Third Party Risk (Signed First UK Edition)

by Bentley, Nicolas

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Published
1953
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$225.00

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London: Michael Joseph, 1953. First UK Edition, preceding all others. Elegantly INSCRIBED by author on the title page, likely to a friend or early reader of the novel: "My dear Steve / This book has many faults, but thanks to you I feel that at least the medical & chemical details are correct. / Nick." Basis for the… Read more
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$225.00
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Desert Town (First Edition)

by Stewart, Ramona

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Published
1946
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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New York: William Morrow, 1946. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1947 blazing Technicolor film noir "Desert Fury," starring Lizabeth Scott and Burt Lancaster. Rare in or out of jacket. Very Good plus in a Poor dust jacket. Owner name to the front endpaper, with light toning to the spine and top board edges. Jacket has significant… Read more
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$75.00
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The Two Mrs. Carrolls (First UK Edition)

by Vale, Martin

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Published
1936
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$25.00

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London: Boardman, 1936. First UK Edition, preceding all others. Basis for the 1947 film noir directed by Peter Godfrey and starring Humphrey Bogart and Barbara Stanwyck. Good lacking the rare dust jacket, with lightly foxed boards and page edges, small bumps to the tips, and an evenly faded spine.
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The Cruel Tower (First Edition)

by Hartley, William B.

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Published
1955
Edition
First Edition
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$15.00

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New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1955. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1956 film directed by Lew Landers, starring Steve Brodie, Charles McGraw, and Mari Blanchard Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Page edges faintly foxed. Jacket lightly soiled, with brief wear to the top edges and a small closed tear to the… Read more
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$15.00
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Rough Sketch (First Edition)

by Sylvester, Robert

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Published
1948
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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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 Very Good dust jacket. Old cello tape at the fore-edge of the front and rear flaps, with corresponding cello tape on the front and rear pastedowns. Jacket lightly rubbed… Read more
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$75.00
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Cockfighter (First Edition)

by Willeford, Charles

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Published
1962
Edition
First Edition
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$150.00

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Chicago: Chicago Paperback House, 1962. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. Cover art by Cloutier. The beginning of Charles Willeford's second phase, turning away from bizarre crime fiction to focus on the hard-as-nails world of the cockfighting circuit. Basis for the 1972 Monte Hellman film, for which Willeford wrote the screenplay and took an acting turn… Read more
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$150.00
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The Unsuspected (First Edition)

by Armstrong, Charlotte

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Published
1946
Edition
First Edition
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$475.00

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New York: Coward McCann, 1946. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1947 film noir directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Claude Rains, Joan Caulfield, Audrey Totter, and Constance Bennett. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket lightly edgeworn, with a short closed tear to the front panel, and a lightly faded… Read more
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$475.00
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The Money Trap (First Edition)

by White, Lionel

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Published
1963
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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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 plus dust jacket. Owner name to the front endpaper. Jacket lightly rubbed, with spine ends lightly worn and a tiny chip (not affecting titling) to the… Read more
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$75.00
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Odd Man Out (First UK Edition)

by Green, F. L.

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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. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Small, neat contemporary owner name to front endpaper and title page. Jacket spine and flap folds lightly toned, with a short… Read more
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$250.00
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Slayground (First UK Edition)

by Westlake, Donald E. writing as Richard Stark

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Published
1984
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$45.00

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London: Allison and Busby, 1984. First UK Edition, preceded by the American edition published by Random House in 1971. SIGNED by the author on the title page. The fourteenth novel in the Parker series. Basis for the 1983 film. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Slightly bumped to the lower fore edge corner. Jacket… Read more
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$45.00
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Man, Woman and Sin (First UK Edition)

by Jepson, Edgar (novel); Jeanne Eagels, John Gilbert (starring)

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Published
1927
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$125.00

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London: The Readers Library, 1927. First UK Photoplay Edition. Photo-illustrated throughout with stills from the film. Based on the 1927 silent film directed by John Gilbert and starring Gilbert and Jeanne Eagels. Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Front hinge starting, with slightly bowed boards. Jacket is lightly toned to the spine and… Read more
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$125.00
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Jules and Jim (First UK Edition)

by Roche, Henri-Pierre (novel); Francois Truffaut (director)

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Published
1963
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$125.00

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London: John Calder, 1963. First UK Edition, and first in English. Preceded by the 1953 French edition. Basis for Francois Truffaut's 1962 film. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Slight lean, with the fore edge corners of the rear board very slightly bumped. Jacket is lightly foxed to the verso and rear… Read more
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$125.00
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (First Edition)

by Sondheim, Stephen (musical); Hugh Wheeler (book)

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Published
1979
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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New York: Dodd, Mead, 1979. First Edition. First Edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs from the 1979 New York production. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Lightly rubbed, with faint foxing to the page edges. Jacket lightly soiled to the front and rear panels, with faint fading to the spine. … Read more
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$125.00
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Zodiac (First Edition)

by Graysmith, Robert

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Published
1986
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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New York: St. Martins/Marek, 1986. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 2007 film directed by David Fincher and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, and Chloe Sevigny. Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket.
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The Gentle People (First Edition)

by Shaw, Irwin

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Published
1939
Edition
First Edition
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$450.00

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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 in an about Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket with some faint, shallow creasing in a spot or two, spine very slightly toned, with… Read more
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$450.00
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Operation Terror (First Edition)

by Gordons, The [Gordon and Mildred Gordon]

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Published
1961
Edition
First Edition
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$450.00

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Garden City: Doubleday, 1961. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1962 film noir "Experiment in Terror," adapted by the Gordons from their novel, directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Glenn Ford and Lee Remick. Rare in dust jacket. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Slightest lean, very faint soiling to the front… Read more
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$450.00
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The Looters: The Exciting and Violent Story of a Bank Robbery (First Edition)

by Reese, John

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Published
1968
Edition
First Edition
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$225.00

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New York: Random House, 1968. First Edition. First Edition. Jacket variant with the author's name in pink on the jacket spine. Basis for the 1973 heist film "Charley Varrick," directed by Don Siegel and starring Walter Matthau and Joe Don Baker. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Toning along the top edges of… Read more
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$225.00
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Whistle Stop (First Edition, inscribed by the author)

by Wolff, Maritta M.

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Published
1941
Edition
First Edition
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$875.00

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New York: Random House, 1941. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "Ivanka dear / Love and best wishes always / Maritta." The author's first book. Basis for the 1946 film noir directed by Leonide Moguy and starring George Raft and Ava Gardner. Near Fine in a Near Fine price-clipped dust… Read more
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$875.00
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Seed: A Novel of Birth Control (First Edition)

by Norris, Charles (author); Rockwell Kent (illustrator)

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Published
1930
Edition
First Edition
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$4,500.00

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Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1930. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1931 film directed by John M. Stahl. Included with the book is an extraordinary original bi-fold program for the April 17, 1931 Hollywood premiere of Stahl's film at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles, printed in black and gold on lavender cardstock, styled to emulate the… Read more
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$4,500.00