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Rough Sketch (First Edition)

by Robert Sylvester

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Published
1948
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First Edition
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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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Published
1940
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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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The Dawn of Reckoning (First UK Edition)

by James Hilton

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Published
1925
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$2,500.00

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London: Thornton and Butterworth, 1925. First UK Edition, preceding all others. Published seven years later in the United States as "Rage in Heaven," and basis for the 1941 film noir of that name, directed by W.S. Van Dyke, written by Christopher Isherwood, and starring Robert Montgomery, Ingrid Bergman, and George Sanders. Near Fine in a bright, about… Read more
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cover of Around the World in 80 Days (Original revised outline script for an unproduced musical)

Around the World in 80 Days (Original revised outline script for an unproduced musical)

by [Michael Todd] Jules Verne (novel); Marshall Barer (lyricist, book); Michel Legrand (music)

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Published
1965
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N.p.: N.p., 1965. Vintage Revised Outline script for an unproduced musical by Marshall Barer, with annotations in holograph pencil and ink, largely correcting typos, on several pages. From the estate of Michael Todd. A musical based on the 1873 novel by Jules Verne, as well as the 1956 film directed by Michael Anderson, and starring David Niven… Read more
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Letter to Five Wives (First Edition)

by John Klempner

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Published
1946
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First Edition
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$850.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the classic 1949 film "Letter to Three Wives," directed and written for the screen by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas, Paul Douglas, and Barbara Lawrence. Scarce in or out of jacket. About Near Fine in a Very… Read more
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$850.00
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Mildred Pierce (First Edition)

by James M. Cain

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Published
1941
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First Edition
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$750.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1941. First Edition. First Edition. James M. Cain's second novel, considered by many to be his finest work. Basis for the classic 1945 film noir, directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Joan Crawford and Ann Blyth. Definitively remade by director Todd Haynes for HBO in 2011, starring Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, and Melissa… Read more
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$750.00
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All Kneeling (First Edition)

by Anne Parrish

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Published
1928
Edition
First Edition
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$975.00

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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1928. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for Nicholas Ray's seminal 1950 film noir "Born to Be Bad," in which Joan Fontaine plays decidedly against type to lustrous effect. A sharp, Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket has a crease at the center of the spine, with a tiny… Read more
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Death in Venice (First Edition)

by Thomas Mann (author); Kenneth Burke (translator)

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Published
1925
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$3,750.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1925. First American Edition, preceding the British edition by three years. The title story is the basis for the 1971 film directed by Luchino Visconti, starring Dirk Bogarde and Marissa Berenson. Very Good plus in a Very Good or better example of the rare dust jacket. Light foxing affecting the page block and… Read more
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Leave Her to Heaven (First Edition)

by Ben Ames Williams

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Published
1944
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First Edition
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$1,750.00

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1944. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the superb 1945 film, a late, blazing-Technicolor noir starring Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, and Vincent Price. Scarce in this condition. Meeting all first edition points, which include: (1) red cloth, with titles stamped in black, (2) date of 1944 at the bottom of the title page, (3) measures… Read more
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Christmas Holiday (First UK Edition)

by W. Somerset Maugham

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Published
1939
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First Edition
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$850.00

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London: William Heinemann, 1939. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1944 film noir, a highlight for director Robert Siodmak, starring Deanna Durbin and Gene Kelly. Slightest lean, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Light foxing to page edges and (just barely) the dust jacket. An extremely bright, fresh copy. The Dark Page I:… Read more
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cover of Round Up: The Stories of Ring Lardner (First Edition)

Round Up: The Stories of Ring Lardner (First Edition)

by Ring Lardner

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Published
1929
Edition
First Edition
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$1,875.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First Edition. First Edition, in the rare first issue dust jacket. A collection of stories, one of which is the basis for the key 1949 film noir "Champion," directed by Mark Robson and starring Kirk Douglas. Near Fine in a strong Very Good plus dust jacket with several neat cello tape… Read more
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The Casuarina Tree (First UK Edition)

by W. Somerset Maugham

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Published
1926
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First Edition
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$3,250.00

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London: William Heinemann, 1926. First Edition. First Edition. A collection of stories, one of which is the basis for the brutal 1940 film noir "The Letter," directed by William Wyler and starring Bette Davis and Herbert Marshall. Rare in this condition. Near Fine in a strong Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket is lightly toned on the spine,… Read more
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Pity My Simplicity (First UK Edition)

by Chris Massie

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Published
1944
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First Edition
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$1,450.00

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London: Faber and Faber, 1944. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the underappreciated 1945 film noir "Love Letters," directed by William Dieterle and starring Joseph Cotten and Jennifer Jones. Rare. Very Good in a Very Good example of the rare dust jacket. Boards lightly soiled and a bit faded. Jacket has a few small chips along the top… Read more
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The Snake Pit (First Edition)

by Mary Jane Ward

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Published
1946
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First Edition
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$1,275.00

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New York: Random House, 1946. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1948 Oscar-nominated film noir, directed by Anatole Litvak and starring Olivia DeHavilland. Fine in a lightly edgeworn, else Near Fine dust jacket. The Dark Page I: 1940-1949, p. The Dark Page I: 1940-1949, p. 256.
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Arch of Triumph (First Edition)

by Erich Maria Remarque

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Published
1945
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$325.00

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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. Copy belonging to noted collector Rolland Comstock, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Basis for the 1945 film noir starring Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, and Charles Laughton. Near Fine in… Read more
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cover of The Collected Stories of Ben Hecht (First Edition)

The Collected Stories of Ben Hecht (First Edition)

by Ben Hecht

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Published
1945
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First Edition
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$450.00

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New York: Crown Publishers, 1945. First Edition. First Edition. Not to be confused with the later Crown collection of Ben Hecht's writings titled "A Treasury of Ben Hecht: Collected Stories and Other Writings," published 14 years later in 1959. With introductory notes by the author. An exceptional copy, extremely scarce thus. The only appearance in print of Ben… Read more
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cover of Hollywood (Signed Limited Edition)

Hollywood (Signed Limited Edition)

by Gore Vidal

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Published
1990
ISBN
9780394576602
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$175.00

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New York: Random House, 1990. Limited Edition, one of 200 hand numbered copies (this being No. 157) SIGNED by the author. Fine in a Fine example of the publisher's slipcase, with no dust jacket as issued.
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Choice Cuts (First Edition)

by Thomas Boileau and Pierre Narcejac

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Published
1966
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$125.00

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New York: E.P. Dutton, 1966. First American Edition. Basis for the 1991 film "Body Parts," directed by Eric Red and starring Jeff Fahey. About Fine in an about Near Fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket.
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Some Faces in the Crowd (First Edition)

by Budd Schulberg

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Published
1953
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First Edition
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New York: Random House, 1953. First Edition. First Edition. The first story in this collection, "Your Arkansas Traveller," is the basis for Elia Kazan's underappreciated and dark 1957 film noir, "A Face in the Crowd," starring Andy Griffith, Patricia O'Neal, and Walter Matthau. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket has a few rubbed spots on the… Read more
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Death of a Salesman (First Edition)

by Arthur Miller

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Published
1949
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First Edition
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New York: Viking Press, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. First issue dust jacket, with a price of $2.50 on the front flap and a photograph of the author on the rear flap. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a classic American drama and basis for a number of film and television versions with, among others, Fredric March, Lee… Read more
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