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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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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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Tout l'or du monde (Signed First Edition)

by Clair, Rene

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Published
1961
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First Edition
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$350.00

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Paris: Gallimard, 1961. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED and briefly inscribed by Rene Clair in holograph ink on the front endpaper. Photoplay edition, with stills from the film, and released in a dust jacket featuring a still of Bourvil on the front. Top edges uncut. Basis for the 1961 eponymous film, directed by Clair, starring Bourvil, Alfred Adam,… Read more
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$350.00
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Murder Mistaken (First UK Edition)

by Green, Janet and Leonard Gribble

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Published
1953
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$75.00

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London: WH Allen, 1953. First UK Edition, preceding all others. A novelization of the 1953 stage play by Janet Green, which also served as the basis for the 1955 film noir "Cast a Dark Shadow," directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockewood, and Kay Walsh. Very Good plus in a Very Good… Read more
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$75.00
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Dawn (First UK Edition)

by Berkeley, Reginald

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Published
1928
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$75.00

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London: London Book Company, 1928. First UK Photoplay Edition. Photo-illustrated with stills from the film. Based on the 1928 film, directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Sybil Thorndike, itself based on the stage play by Berkeley. One of the most controversial British films of the silent era, about the execution of British nurse Edith Cavell by German… Read more
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$75.00
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The Merry Widow (First UK Edition)

by Lehar, Franz

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Published
1926
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$50.00

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London: The Readers Library, 1926. First UK Photoplay Edition. Based on the 1925 silent film, directed by Erich von Stroheim, and starring Mae Murray and John Gilbert, itself based on the 1905 operetta by Franz Lehar. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Extremities rubbed. Jacket with several small chips and short… Read more
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Widecombe Fair (Photoplay Edition)

by Phillpotts, Eden

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Published
1928
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$40.00

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London: The Readers Library, 1928. First printing of the UK photoplay edition, originally published in 1913 by John Murray. Photo-illustrated with stills from the film. Together with Phillpotts 1916 stage adaptation, "The Farmer's Wife," basis for the 1928 silent film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Jameson Thomas and Lillian Hall-Davis, and released under the… Read more
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Prince or Clown (Photoplay Edition)

by Dekobra, Maurice

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Published
1928
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$15.00

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London: The Readers Library, 1928. First printing of the UK photoplay edition, originally published in France in 1921 by Ferenzi, and in the US by Payson and Clarke in 1928. Photo-illustrated with stills from the film. Basis for the 1928 silent German film about a novelist in Paris and his girlfriend's criminal ties, directed by Aleksandr Razumnyj,… Read more
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Tesha (Photoplay Edition)

by Countess Barcynska

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Published
1928
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$75.00

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London: The Leisure Library, 1928. First printing of the UK photoplay edition, originally published in by Hurst and Black in 1923. One of several pseudonyms used by the author, who is probably best known for publishing under the name Oliver Sandys. Basis for the 1928 film, "A Woman in the Night," directed by Edwin Greenwood and Victor… Read more
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$75.00
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The Gaucho (First UK Edition)

by Ball, Eustace Hale

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Published
1928
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$65.00

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London: The Readers Library, 1928. First UK Photoplay Edition. Photo-illustrated with stills from the film. Based on the 1927 silent film set in Argentina, directed by F. Richard Jones, and starring Douglas Fairbanks (who also wrote the screenplay), Lupe Valez, and Joan Barclay. Light edgewear and a few discreet repairs to the jacket, else Near… Read more
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Common Clay (First UK Photoplay Edition)

by Kinkead, Cleves; D. Torbett (novelization)

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Published
1930
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$50.00

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London: The Readers Library, 1930. First UK Photoplay edition. Based on the 1930 film, in turn based on the 1915 Broadway play by Kinkead, directed by Victor Fleming, and starring Constance Bennett, Lew Ayres, and Tully Marshall. Previously filmed in 1919, and subsequently in 1936 as "Private Number." Very Good in a Very Good Plus… Read more
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Disraeli (First UK Edition)

by Parker, Louis N.

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Published
1930
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$50.00

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London: The Readers Library, 1930. First UK Photoplay Edition. Based on the 1929 film, in turn based on the 1911 play by Parker, about British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli during the purchase of the Suez Canal, directed by Alfred E. Green, and starring George Arliss, Doris Lloyd, and David Torrence. Nominated for three Academy Awards, with George… Read more
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The Cat and the Canary (First UK Edition)

by Willard, John

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Published
1927
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$275.00

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London: The Readers Library, 1927. First UK Photoplay Edition. Based on the 1927 silent film, in turn based on the 1922 Broadway play, directed by Paul Leni, and starring Laura La Plante, Creighton Hale, and Forrest Stanley. The first of four film adaptations of the play. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket.… Read more
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Sons of the Sea (First UK Edition)

by Wright, A.M.R.

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Published
1926
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$50.00

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London: The Readers Library, 1926. First UK Photoplay Edition. Based on the 1926 Paramount film, "Old Ironsides," about the USS Constitution and its efforts to combat the Barbary pirates, directed by James Cruze, and starring Charles Farrell and Esther Ralston. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Light foxing, small tear… Read more
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Rio Rita (First UK Edition)

by Drago, Harry Sinclair

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Published
1929
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$75.00

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London: The Readers Library, 1929. First UK Photoplay Edition. Photo-illustrated with stills from the film. Based on the 1929 pre-Code musical comedy, adapted for the screen from the 1927 Ziegfeld stage musical, directed by Luther Reed, and starring Bebe Daniels, John Boles, and the comedy team of Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey, reprising the stage roles that… Read more
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Loves of an Actress (Photoplay Edition)

by von Hutten, Baroness

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Published
1929
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$50.00

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London: The Readers Library, 1929. First printing of the UK photoplay edition, originally published in 1928. Photo-illustrated with stills from the film. Now considered lost. Basis for the 1928 silent film about real life French stage actress, Rachel, directed by Rowland V. Lee, and starring Pola Negri and Nils Asther. Very Good plus in… Read more
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Redskin (First UK Edition)

by Pickett, Elizabeth

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Published
1929
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$85.00

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London: The Readers Library, 1929. First UK Photoplay Edition. Photo-illustrated with stills from the film. Based on the 1929 film, directed by Victor Schertzinger, and starring Richard Dix and Julie Carter, about two Native Americans who meet and fall in love while being educated back East, only to face conflict from white settlers and traditionalist in their… Read more
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$85.00
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A Sister to Assist'er (First UK Edition)

by Le Breton, John

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Published
1927
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$75.00

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London: London Book Company, 1927. First UK Photoplay Edition. Based on the 1927 film, directed by George Dewhurst, and starring Mary Brough, in turn based on the circa 1910s play by John Le Breton, here incorrectly identified as Thomas Le Breton. Very Good plus with a slight lean, in a lightly chipped and soiled, Very… Read more
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My Man (First UK Edition)

by de Haas, Arline

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Published
1928
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$85.00

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London: The Readers Library, 1928. First UK Photoplay Edition. Photo-illustrated with stills from the film. Based on the 1928 film directed by Archie Mayo, and starring Fanny Brice, Guinn Williams, and Edna Murphy. The screen debut of Brice, after a long career on stage, mostly as a performer in Ziegfeld Follies. Very Good plus in… Read more
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The Blood Ship (Photoplay Edition)

by Springer, Norman

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Published
1927
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$20.00

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London: The Readers Library, 1927. First printing of the UK photoplay edition, originally published in 1922 by W.J. Watt. Basis for the 1927 film directed by George B. Seitz, and starring Hobart Bosworth, Jacqueline Logan, and Richard Arlen. A story about high stakes on the high seas, including tyrannical ship captains. Very Good in a… Read more
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