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White Fang (First Edition)

by London, Jack

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Published
1906
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First Edition
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$150.00

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London: Macmillan, 1906. First Edition. First Edition. Second issue, with the title page tipped in. Tissue guard intact. Very Good, lacking the rare dust jacket. Endpapers lightly foxed, with the front and rear hinges starting.
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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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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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Bring Me Your Love (First Edition, signed by Bukowski and Crumb)

by Bukowski, Charles; R. Crumb (illustrations)

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Published
1983
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780876856079
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$600.00

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Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1983. First Edition. First Edition, one of 376 copies (this being No. 345) SIGNED by both author Charles Bukowski and illustrator Robert Crumb. Fine and unread in illustrator boards without dust jacket as issued.
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Dear Carolyn: Letters to Carolyn Cassidy (First Edition)

by Kerouac, Jack

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Published
1983
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780934660068
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$75.00

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California, PA: Unspeakable Visions of the Individual, 1983. First Edition. First Edition, one of 1000 copies. Very Good plus in stapled wrappers. Light toning to the wrapper edges, and light soil overall.
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The Invention of Solitude (Signed First Edition)

by Auster, Paul

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Published
1982
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780915342372
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$150.00

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New York: Sun, 1982. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Two autobiographical essays by Auster, his first such publication. Near Fine in wrappers. Light bump to the top of spine, with some light rubbing.
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Cast the First Stone (First Edition)

by Himes, Chester

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Published
1952
Edition
First Edition
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$175.00

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New York: Coward McCann, 1952. First Edition. First Edition. The author's third book, a loosely autobiographical novel following an African American man who has been condemned to two decades in prison. Strip of toning along the top edge of the jacket verso, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy, with none… Read more
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$175.00
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The Upps of Suffolk Street (First Edition)

by Pollock, Wilma

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Published
1937
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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New York: E.P. Dutton, 1937. First Edition. First Edition. Uncommon in dust jacket. Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. With light soil and offsetting to the endpapers, and striping (from production) to the preliminary pages. Jacket is lightly rubbed and faded overall, with spine, flap folds, and interior lightly toned, and a small tear and… Read more
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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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White Fang (First Edition)

by London, Jack

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Published
1906
Edition
First Edition
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$200.00

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London: Macmillan, 1906. First Edition. First Edition. Second issue, with the title page tipped in. Tissue guard intact. Very Good plus, lacking the rare dust jacket. Lightly edgeworn, with the front and rear hinges starting.
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$200.00
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West of the Rockies (First Edition, inscribed by the author)

by Fuchs, Daniel

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Published
1971
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780394469874
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$375.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "7/10/71 / To Douglas Jones / With all good wishes, / Daniel Fuchs." Fuchs' fourth novel. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Lightly rubbed boards, with a tiny stain at the fore-edge of the front… Read more
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The Apathetic Bookie Joint (First Edition, inscribed by the author)

by Fuchs, Daniel

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Published
1979
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780416000610
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$300.00

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New York: Methuen, 1979. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by author Daniel Fuchs on the front endpaper to film historian Gabriel Miller and his wife: "For Gabriel & Kathie / affectionately, Dan." A collection of short stories and personal essays. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.
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$300.00
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The Locked Room (First Edition)

by Auster, Paul

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Published
1986
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780940650763
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$85.00

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Los Angeles: Sun and Moon Press, 1986. First Edition. First Edition. The final book in Auster's New York Trilogy. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.
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$85.00
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Star Turn (First UK Edition)

by Clair, Rene

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Published
1936
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$600.00

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London: Chatto and Windus, 1936. First UK edition, and first English-language edition. The film director's first novel, the only English language edition, and with no US equivalent. The story involves a film star who becomes lost in his own character, and devises a scheme to make a film with God as a means of escape. … Read more
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Tobacco Road (Original 1940 program for the 1933 play)

by Kirkland, Jack (playwright); Erskine Caldwell (novel); Anthony Brown (director); Norman Budd, Sara Perry, John Barton (starring)

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Published
1938
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$300.00

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New York: M. Horowitz, 1938. Vintage program for a 1938 Broadway production of the 1933 play. Six page two-color brown program, with photographs and illustrations throughout, biographies of cast and crew, and history of the play. "Tobacco Road", then the longest-running play on Broadway, opened on December 4, 1933 at the Theatre Masque, moving to the 48th Street… Read more
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Tobacco Road (Original 1938 program for the 1933 play)

by Kirkland, Jack (playwright); Erskine Caldwell (novel); Anthony Brown (director); Norman Budd, Sara Perry, John Barton (starring)

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Published
1938
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$325.00

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New York: M. Horowitz, 1938. Vintage program for a 1938 Broadway production of the 1933 play. Six page two-color red program, with photographs and illustrations throughout, biographies of cast and crew, and history of the play. "Tobacco Road", at the time the longest-running play on Broadway, opened on December 4, 1933 at the Theatre Masque, moving to the… Read more
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The Story of Temple Drake (Collection of four original photographs from the 1933 film)

by Faulkner, William (novel); Stephen Roberts (director); Oliver H.P. Garrett (screenwriter); Miriam Hopkins, William Gargan, Jack La Rue (starring)

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Published
1933
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$350.00

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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1933. Collection of four vintage studio still photographs from the 1933 film. "Return to Natl-Kline Poster Co" and "26140" stamps on the verso. Based on the highly controversial 1931 novel "Sanctuary" by William Faulkner. Remade in 1961 as "Sanctuary," directed by Tony Richardson and starring Lee Remick and Yves Montand. … Read more
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Dracula (Original script for the 1977 play)

by Deane, Hamilton, and John Balderston (playwrights), Dennis Rosa (director), Edward Gorey (scenic design, costume design); Frank Langella, Alan Coates, Jerome Dempsey (starring)

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Published
1977
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$750.00

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New York: McCann and Nugent, 1977. Draft script for the 1977 play which opened on October 20, 1977, at the Martin Beck Theatre, for a run of 925 performances, closing on January 6, 1980. Based on Bram Stoker's classic 1897 Gothic novel and written in 1924 by Irish actor and playwright Hamilton Deane, then revised by American writer… Read more
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$750.00
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Mildred Pierce (First Edition)

by Cain, James M.

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Published
1941
Edition
First Edition
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$550.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1941. First Edition. First Edition. 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 as mean, mean daughter Vida. Definitively remade, with grace and intelligence, by director Todd Haynes for HBO in… Read more
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$550.00
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The Last Chance (Original manuscript for the 1976 novel)

by Jaffe, Rona

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Published
1976
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$450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1976. Draft manuscript for the 1976 novel. With Xerographically duplicated holograph annotations, all substantive changes, on nearly every page. The author's ninth novel, about a group of friends, four women their late thirties. Loose leaves, ordered but unbound. Title page present, with credits for novelist RONA JAFFE. Approximately 320 leaves, with last leaf of text… Read more
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$450.00