Recent Arrivals from Royal Books, Inc.

Recent Arrivals from Royal Books, Inc.

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White Fang (First Edition)

by London, Jack

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1906
Edition
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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$150.00
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The Restless Hands (Signed Paperback)

by Fischer, Bruno

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Published
1950
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$75.00

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New York: Signet Books, 1950. No. 780. First printing of this edition, and first paperback edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Originally published in hardcover by Dodd, Mead the previous year. Very Good plus. Lightly toned and soiled, with a light reader's crease.
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$75.00
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Original Photograph of Lillian Gish by photographer Albert Witzel, 1917

by Gish, Lillian (subject); Albert Witzel (photographer)

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Published
1917
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$2,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1917. Vintage double weight matte sepia photograph of a young Lillian Gish, in a stunning profile, by photographer Albert Witzel, signed and dated "17" by Witzel in holograph white pencil, on lower left. "The First Lady of American Cinema," Lillian Gish was a pioneering actress of the stage, screen, radio, and television, as well as director… Read more
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$2,500.00
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The Perfect Frame (First Edition)

by Ard, William

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1951
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$150.00

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New York: MS Mill and William Morrow, 1951. First Edition. First Edition. The first book in featuring series detective Timothy Dane. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket lightly rubbed and soiled over all, with light foxing to the rear panel and rear flap, and a light chip to the upper front panel and crown,… Read more
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$150.00
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The Tall Dolores (Signed First Edition)

by Avallone, Michael

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1953
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$200.00

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New York: Henry Holt, 1953. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Author's first book and the first Ed Noon mystery. Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Tape shadows to the boards, with light bruising and an ink annotation to the front endpaper. Jacket is lightly rubbed and soiled… Read more
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$200.00
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The Big Boodle (First Edition)

by Sylvester, Robert

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1954
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$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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Night Unto Night (First Edition)

by Wylie, Philip

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1944
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$35.00

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New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1944. First Edition. First Edition. An uncommon Wylie title, basis for the 1949 film noir, directed by Don Siegel and starring Ronald Reagan and Broderick Crawford. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Lightly bumped spine ends. Jacket lightly edgeworn, with a few short closed tears to the spine ends… Read more
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Anaconda (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Williams, Merce (screenwriter); Laurie Taylor-Williams (screenwriter)

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Published
1989
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$125.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1989. Revised Draft script for an unproduced film. Not related to the 1997 movie of the same name. After his father's death, a young man travels to the small town of Anaconda to uncover the secrets of his father's past, which seem to include a long-lost half-sister. Set in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Montana. Beige… Read more
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$125.00
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Young Ideas (Original artwork for a daily panel strip, August 31, 1949)

by Mossler, Arnie (artist)

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Published
1949
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$75.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1949. Original artwork by Arnie Mossler for his daily one-panel strip, "Young Ideas", this entry titled "Problem Parents". Mossler's strip ran from roughly 1944 to 1949. He went on to create follow-on strips "Tid Bits" in 1951 and "The Earth People" in 1959.
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$75.00
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The Revolt of the Slaves (Collection of ten original photographs from the 1960 film)

by Malasomma, Nunzio (director); Nicholas Patrick Wiseman (novel); Stefano Strucchi, Duccio Tessari (screenwriters); Rhonda Fleming, Lang Jeffries, Ettore Manni, Fernando Rey, Serge Gainsbourg (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1960
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$65.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1960. Collection of ten vintage studio still photographs from the 1960 film. "The Revolt of the Slaves" is based on the 1854 novel "Fabiola, or the Church of the Catacombs" by English Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman and set in 4th century AD Rome during Christian persecution under Roman Emperor Diocletian. Claudia (Rhonda… Read more
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$65.00
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Red Sun (Collection of five original photographs from the 1971 film)

by Young, Terence (director); Laird Koenig (story); Denne Bart Petitclerc, William Roberts, Lawrence Roman (screenwriters); Charles Bronson, Ursula Andress, Toshiro Mifune, Alain Delon (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1971
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$65.00

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New York: National General Pictures, 1971. Collection of five vintage studio still photographs from the 1971 film. Snipe imprinted on verso, two of which have a mimeo snipe on verso as well. Charles Bronson, Toshiro Mifune, Alain Delon and Ursula Andress star in this European made Western about the unlikely partnership between an outlaw and a… Read more
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$65.00
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Rain Man (Original screenplay for the 1988 film)

by Levinson, Barry (director); Barry Morrow, Ronald Bass (screenwriters); Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1988
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$250.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1988. Second Draft script for the 1988 film. With holograph ink annotations to the title page noting the name of an unknown crew member and noting the script as copy No. 27. A selfish yuppie learns that the inheritance he expected to gain after his father's passing has instead gone to his… Read more
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$250.00
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Madhouse [There Was a Little Girl] (Original screenplay for the 1981 play)

by Arthur Marx (playwright)

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Published
1973
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$175.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1973. Draft script for the 1973 play "There Was a Little Girl," here under both that title and the working title "Madhouse." With a holograph pencil notation of copy No. 18 on the title page. Laid in with the script is a four page copied budget proposal. Nothing is known about whether the play was produced,… Read more
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$175.00
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Third Party Risk (Signed First UK Edition)

by Bentley, Nicolas

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1953
Item Price
$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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Ride Out for Revenge (Collection of eight original photographs from the 1957 film)

by Girard, Bernard (director); Norman Retchin (screenwriter); Rory Calhoun, Gloria Grahame, Lloyd Bridges, Joanne Gilbert (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1957
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$85.00

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N.p.: Bryna Productions, 1957. Collection of eight vintage studio still photographs from the 1957 film. Marshal Tate (Rory Calhoun) finds himself caught in a conflict between a bigoted town, led by the racist and cowardly Cavalryman Cpt. George (Lloyd Bridges) and Cheyenne out for revenge when one of Cpt. George's men kill Chief Yellow Wolf (Frank… Read more
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$85.00
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Come On Marines! (Original screenplay for the 1934 film)

by Hathaway, Henry (director); Philip Wylie (story), Joel Sayre, Bryon Morgan (screenwriters); Richard Arlen, Ida Lupino, Roscoe Karns (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1934
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$325.00

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N.p.: Paramount Pictures, 1934. Final draft script for the 1934 film, with two annotations in holograph pencil and Paramount "File Copy" stamp on front wrapper. Laid in are four blue revision pages, dated 1-20-34, "Changes in Scene A-28," with Paramount "File Copy" stamp and one annotation in holograph pencil on first page. US Marine Sergeant "Lucky" Davis (Richard… Read more
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$325.00
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John Lair's Renfro Valley Barn Dance (Collection of 14 original photographs from the 1966 film)

by Lair, John, Robert Sullivan, Robert Schuler (screenwriters); William R. Johnson (director); Red Brigham, Old Joe Clark, Russ Fisher, Joe Fisher, Farmer Sisters (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1966
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$325.00

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N.p.: Seven Arts Pictures, 1966. Collection of 14 vintage studio still photographs from the 1966 film in their original brown paper sleeve stamped "RENFRO VALLEY BARN DANCE A SET 14 Stills." The "Renfro Valley Barn Dance" began as a radio show in Cincinnati in 1937, a labor of love by its creator John Lair. Two years… Read more
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Sex in Comics: A History of the Eight Pagers (First Edition)

by Gilmore, Donald H. (editor)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1971
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$450.00

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San Diego: Greenleaf Classics, 1971. A cogent illustrated history of the "tijuana bible" phenomenon, which took popular icons without permission from every available source--movies, comic strips, and popular culture in general--and put them in 8-page comic strips so filthy that today they still have no rival. The four volumes focus on 1930-1960, the years that saw the bulk of… Read more
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$450.00
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Revenge of the Gladiators (Collection of 19 original photographs from the 1964 film)

by Lupo, Michele (director); Lionello De Felice, Ernesto Guida (screenwriters); Roger Brown, Scilla Gabel, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Daniele Vargas (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1964
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$125.00

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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1964. Collection of 19 vintage studio still photographs from the 1964 film. Released in the U.S. under the title "Revenge of the Gladiators," it was originally released in Italy under the title "La vendetta di Spartacus" or "The Revenge of Spartacus," which it is also known by. "Revenge of the Gladiators" was the first… Read more
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$125.00
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Desert Town (First Edition)

by Stewart, Ramona

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1946
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$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