Recent Arrivals from Royal Books, Inc.

Recent Arrivals from Royal Books, Inc.

cover of Diary of a Mad Housewife (First Edition)

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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cover of Skyway Auto Theatre, Astabula, Ohio, Circa 1977

Skyway Auto Theatre, Astabula, Ohio, Circa 1977

by John Margolies (photographer)

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Published
1981
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$1,850.00

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N.p.: John Margolies, 1981. Original oversize photograph by John Margolies, circa 1977, struck in 1981, signed by the photographer on the verso, "Skyway Auto Theatre / Ashtabula, Ohio / John Margolies / May, 1981 / 79." Architectural critic, photographer, and author, Margolies is best known for his photographs of vernacular and novelty architecture, most notably roadside attractions built… Read more
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$1,850.00
cover of Bla Bla Bla (Original poster for the 1979 film)

Bla Bla Bla (Original poster for the 1979 film)

by Guillermo Alvarez Guedes (director, screewriter, star); Maria Conchita Alonso, Ruben Rabasa (starring)

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Published
1979
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$150.00

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US: AG Enterprises, 1979. Vintage poster for the independent, Spanish-language 1979 film. Written, directed, produced, and starring popular Cuban comedian Alvarez Guedes, a farce about an attempt to create an organization representing all the various Hispanic peoples in the United States, despite their cultural differences. 26 x 37.25 inches. Bright and Near Fine, with a… Read more
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$150.00
cover of Bedtime for Bonzo (Original post-production script for the 1951 film)

Bedtime for Bonzo (Original post-production script for the 1951 film)

by Frederick de Cordova (director); Lou Breslow, Val Burton (screenwriters); Ronald Reagan, Diana Lynn, Walter Slezak (starring)

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Published
1951
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$75.00

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Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1951. Post-production Foreign Language Department script for the 1951 film. After being exposed as the son of a criminal, a psychology professor conducts an unusual nature vs. nurture experiment on a laboratory chimpanzee in an attempt to prove the importance of environment over heredity. Tall white self wrappers. Title page integral… Read more
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cover of Tri-City Drive-In, Redlands Boulevard, Loma Linda, California, 1978

Tri-City Drive-In, Redlands Boulevard, Loma Linda, California, 1978

by John Margolies (photographer)

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Published
1981
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$1,850.00

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N.p.: John Margolies, 1981. Original oversize photograph by John Margolies, 1978, struck in 1981, signed by the photographer on the verso, "Tri-City Drive-In Theatre / Loma Linda, California / John Margolies / June, 1981 / 126." Architectural critic, photographer, and author, Margolies is best known for his photographs of vernacular and novelty architecture, most notably roadside attractions built… Read more
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cover of Bookscout: Minneapolis Antiquarian Book Fair Edition (Signed First Edition)

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Minneapolis: Dinkytown Antiquarian Books, 1998. First Separate Edition, in chapbook format as issued. One of 500 copies SIGNED by Dunning on the title page. Originally sold at the Minneapolis Antiquarian Book Fair, October 2-3, 1998. All told, 3000 copies were issues, 500 each at six different book fairs during 1998. Fine in stapled wrappers (softcover), … Read more
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$25.00
cover of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Original screenplay for the 1948 Western film)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Original screenplay for the 1948 Western film)

by John Huston (director, screenwriter); B. Traven (novel); Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston (starring)

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Published
1946
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$15,000.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1946. Draft script for the 1948 Western film. Based on the 1927 novel by B. Traven, about two American drifters who join forces with an aging prospector to search for gold in the mountains of Mexico. One of the first Hollywood films to be shot on location outside the US. Nominated for four… Read more
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$15,000.00
cover of Altered States (First Edition)

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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cover of Seconds (First Edition)

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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$125.00
cover of Lippman Kamprite Trailer (Retail display composite photograph, circa 1922)

Lippman Kamprite Trailer (Retail display composite photograph, circa 1922)

by [Transportation] [Mid-century Design]

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Published
1922
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$2,250.00

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St. Louis, MO: Lippman Kamprite Trailer Company, 1922. Vintage oversize double-weight composite retail display photograph of eighteen images of the Lippman Kamprite Trailer, circa 1922. As production-line manufacturing of affordable automobiles began in the early twentieth century and car ownership boomed, the production of auto trailers, and goods and amenities for auto touring followed close behind. A number… Read more
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cover of Lana: The Lady, the Legend, the Truth (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

Lana: The Lady, the Legend, the Truth (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Lana Turner (subject); James Lee (screenwriter)

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Published
1984
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$175.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1984. First Draft script for an unproduced film. Based on iconic leading lady Lana Turner's 1982 autobiography, following Turner's humble beginnings and rise to fame, and the alcoholism and relationship troubles which clouded her later years. Red titled wrappers. Title page present, dated February 29, 1984, noted as FIRST DRAFT, with… Read more
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cover of Bordertown Drive-In, Laredo, Texas, 1982 (Original photograph)

Bordertown Drive-In, Laredo, Texas, 1982 (Original photograph)

by John Margolies (photographer)

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Published
1991
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$1,850.00

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N.p.: John Margolies, 1991. Original oversize photograph by John Margolies, 1982, struck in 1991, signed by the photographer on the verso, "Bordertown Drive-In Theater, 1982 / Laredo, Texas / John Margolies / June, 1991 / 51." Architectural critic, photographer, and author, Margolies is best known for his photographs of vernacular and novelty architecture, most notably roadside attractions built… Read more
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cover of Trail Drive-In, Amarillo, Texas, 1982

Trail Drive-In, Amarillo, Texas, 1982

by John Margolies (photographer)

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Published
1991
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N.p.: John Margolies, 1991. Original oversize photograph by John Margolies, 1982, struck in 1991, signed by the photographer on the verso, "Trail Drive-In Theater, 1982 / Amarillo, Texas / John Margolies / June, 1991 / 47." Architectural critic, photographer, and author, Margolies is best known for his photographs of vernacular and novelty architecture, most notably roadside attractions built… Read more
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cover of Top-Hi Drive-In, Toppenish, Washington, 1987

Top-Hi Drive-In, Toppenish, Washington, 1987

by John Margolies (photographer)

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Published
1991
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N.p.: John Margolies, 1991. Original oversize photograph by John Margolies, 1987, struck in 1991, signed by the photographer on the verso, "Top-Hi Drive-In Theater Sign, 1987 / Toppenish, Washington John Margolies / June, 1991 / 53." Architectural critic, photographer, and author, Margolies is best known for his photographs of vernacular and novelty architecture, most notably roadside attractions built… Read more
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Solomon King [Black Agent Lucky King] (Original poster for the 1974 blaxploitation film)

by Sal Watts (director, screenwriter, starring); Jack Bomay (director); Jim Alston (story); James Watts, Samaki Bennett, Claudio Russo (starring)

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Published
1974
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$450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1974. Vintage two-color one sheet poster for the 1974 film, here under its original release title, "Black Agent Lucky King." Former Oakland Channel 20 television talk show host, Sal Watts, in response to complaints from his audience about current black action films, was determined to make a quality motion picture for African American audiences. The result… Read more
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$450.00
cover of Three original alternative proof artwork designs for the Pixies album Doolittle

Three original alternative proof artwork designs for the Pixies album Doolittle

by Pixies (artist); Vaughan Oliver (designer); Simon Larbalestier (photographer)

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Published
1989
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$13,500.00

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London: 4AD, 1989. Three early never-issued alternative artwork proof designs for the classic 1989 album "Doolittle" by the Pixies, developed by British graphic designer Vaughan Oliver, with photography by Simon Larbalestier. Unique. In 1980, Oliver and photographer Nigel Grierson formed the graphic design partnership 23 Envelope, and in 1982 were invited to create sleeve art for the 4AD… Read more
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cover of Fade to Black (Original screenplay for the 1993 television film)

Fade to Black (Original screenplay for the 1993 television film)

by John McPherson (director); Douglas Barr (screenwriter); Timothy Busfield, Heather Locklear, Michael Beck, Louis Giambalvo (starring)

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Published
1992
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$150.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1992. Final Draft script for the 1993 television movie, which originally aired on February 10 on USA Network. A college professor newly equipped with a camcorder accidentally witnesses the brutal assault and murder of a young woman in an apartment across the street. Gray titled wrappers. Title page present, dated September 3, 1992, noted… Read more
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cover of America America (First Edition, inscribed by the author)

America America (First Edition, inscribed by the author)

by Elia Kazan

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Published
1962
Edition
First Edition
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$85.00

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New York: Stein and Day, 1962. First Edition. First Edition. Briefly INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by the author: "To Jerry / Elia Kazan." Near Fine in a Very Good, price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket moderately rubbed and toned.
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cover of The Book of Strange New Things (Signed First Edition)

The Book of Strange New Things (Signed First Edition)

by Michel Faber

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Published
2014
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780553418842
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$25.00

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New York: Hogarth, 2014. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the first blank. Fine and unread in an about Fine dust jacket.
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cover of Campus Drive-In, San Diego, California, 1979

Campus Drive-In, San Diego, California, 1979

by John Margolies (photographer)

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Published
1991
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$1,850.00

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N.p.: John Margolies, 1991. Original oversize photograph by John Margolies, 1979, struck in 1991, signed by the photographer on the verso, "Campus Drive-In Theater, 1979 / San Diego, California / John Margolies / July, 1991 / 44." Architectural critic, photographer, and author, Margolies is best known for his photographs of vernacular and novelty architecture, most notably roadside attractions… Read more
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