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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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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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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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Augusta (Original script for the 1975 play)

by Black, David (director); Larry Ketron (playwright); Mark Curran, Faith Catlin, Jeffrey De Munn (starring)

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Published
1975
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N.p.: N.p., 1975. Draft script for the 1975 play, which premiered on April 20 at the Theatre de Lys in New York. A southern melodrama focusing on the toxic relationship between a former heavyweight boxing champion and a young teacher. Set in rural Georgia. Blue titled wrappers with credits for playwright Larry Ketron. Title page present,… Read more
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Something More than Earth (First Edition)

by Norris, Helen

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Published
1940
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First Edition
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$350.00

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Boston: Little, Brown, 1940. First Edition. First Edition. Noted Alabama author's first novel, set in the Old South, published with the help and support of Margaret Mitchell. Norris did not publish another book until 1958, and then not again until 1985. In 1994 and 1997 she completed her writing career with two collections of poetry. Her work has remained… Read more
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The Mansion (First UK Edition)

by Faulkner, William

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Published
1961
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$85.00

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London: Chatto and Windus, 1961. First UK Edition. The final volume of the Snopes Trilogy. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket, with two tiny closed to the bottom edge of the dust jacket.
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The Hunter is the Hunted (First Edition)

by A.B. Cunningham

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Published
1950
Edition
First Edition
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$375.00

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New York: E.P. Dutton, 1950. First Edition. First Edition. Late novel by the West Virginia mystery author featuring Kentucky sheriff Jess Roden, who goes undercover to search for a moonshiner who killed a U.S. Deputy Marshal. Teal cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and Dutton logo embossed on front cover; dustjacket; 223, [1]pp. Mild wear… Read more
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The Reivers (Original screenplay and shooting schedule for the 1969 film)

by Faulkner, William (novel); Mark Rydell (director); Harriet Frank, Jr., Irving Ravetch (screenwriters); Steve McQueen, Sharon Farrell, Ruth White, Michael Constantine (starring)

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Published
1968
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Los Angeles: Cinema Center Films / Duo Films / Solar Productions, 1968. Revised Draft script for the 1969 film. Accompanying the script is a shooting schedule, dated 8/22/68. Based on Faulkner's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1962 novel, his last book. Boon (McQueen) and his buddy are reivers, or thieves, who steal the McCaslin family's new car, a Winton Flyer.… Read more
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A Death in the Family (First Edition)

by Agee, James

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Published
1956
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First Edition
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New York: McDowell, Obolensky, 1956. First Edition. First Edition. First issue, with the requisite blue title page and "Walking" on the first line of page 80. Small owner bookplate to the top right corner of the front endpaper. Agee's final novel, published posthumously, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Near Fine in an unclipped Very Good plus… Read more
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A New Life: Stories and Photographs from the Suburban South (First Edition, inscribed in the year of publication)

by Harris, Alex (editor); Alice Rose George (photography editor); Allan Gurganus (afterword)

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Published
1997
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First Edition
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New Yorkand Durham, NC: W.W. Norton / The Center for Documentary Studies, 1997. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by editor Alex Harris on the half title page, prior to publication: "For - / With admiration and thanks for your advice and encouragement on this book / Alex." A pairing of fiction writers and photographers whose subject is the… Read more
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Devil's Elbow (First Edition, inscribed in the year of publication)

by Cheyney, Brainerd

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Published
1969
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First Edition
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New York: Crown, 1969. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication, using his nickname: "7-31-69 / To - and - / With my love and esteem / 'Lon." The author was nicknamed "Lon" after the actor Lon Chaney when he was a student at Vanderbilt in the 1920s. An uncommon title… Read more
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Youngblood Hawke (Original screenplay for the 1964 film)

by Wouk, Herman (novel); Delmer Daves (director, screenwriter); James Franciscus, Suzanne Pleshette, Genevieve Page, Eva Gabor (starring)

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Published
1963
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$275.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1963. Final script for the 1964 film. Based on Herman Wouk's 1962 novel. Youngblood Hawke (Franciscus) is a Kentucky truck driver who comes to New York City to start a career as a writer. He meets editor Jeanne Green (Pleshette), who falls for him while putting together a book deal. Throughout his first… Read more
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Family Men (Signed First Edition)

by Yarbrough, Steve

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Published
1990
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780807116197
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$40.00

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Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1990. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Collects eleven stories. Light foxing to the page edges and jacket verso, else Near Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket.
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Spirit Seizures (First Edition, review copy)

by Pritchard, Melissa

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Published
1987
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First Edition
ISBN
9780820309590
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$25.00

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Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1987. First Edition. First Edition. REVIEW COPY, with publisher's materials laid in. Author's first collection of stories, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Light foxing to the page edges, and fading to the jacket spine, else Near Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket.
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How Far She Went (Signed First Edition)

by Hood, Mary

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Published
1984
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First Edition
ISBN
9780820307237
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Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1984. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page, and inscribed by the author on the dedication page, with a quote by Martin Myers: "For Terry Teachout / With best wishes / Mary Hood / June 29, 1986." Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Author's first… Read more
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Dreams of Sleep (Signed First Edition)

by Humphreys, Josephine

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Published
1984
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First Edition
ISBN
9780670284795
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New York: Viking Press, 1984. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "For Audrey / With thanks and in hopes of meeting again / Josephine Humphreys." Author's first book. Very Good plus in a Near Fine dust jacket. Slight lean, light foxing to the page edges. Jacket lightly rubbed.
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The Long March (First UK Edition, Signed)

by Styron, William

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Published
1962
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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1962. First UK Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page. Author's second novel, originally published as a paperback original in 1952. Very Good plus in a Near Fine dust jacket. Spine lean, foxing to the page edges, extremities slightly toned. Jacket spine toned, with light foxing to the verso and rear panel.… Read more
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Clock Without Hands (First Edition, review copy)

by McCullers, Carson

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Published
1961
Edition
First Edition
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$325.00

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Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1961. First Edition. First Edition. REVIEW COPY, with slip laid in. First state dust jacket, with glassine mounted to the die-cut window on the front panel. One of few McCullers titles not adapted to film, yet still a classic portrayal of good and evil. Near Fine in a Very Good plus, price-clipped… Read more
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Last Things (Signed First Edition)

by Jones, Madison

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Published
1989
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780807115497
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$25.00

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Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1989. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED and dated in the year of publication by the author on the half-title page. Author's eighth novel, about drug trafficking in a Southern town. Light foxing to the top page edges, else Fine and unread in an about Fine dust jacket.
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Cry Me A River (Signed First Edition, with TLS)

by Pearson, T.R.

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Published
1993
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780805022001
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$95.00

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New York: Henry Holt, 1993. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Laid in is a typed letter signed by Pearson, addressed to Oscar-winning director-producer Tony Bill, explaining that he had received Tony Bill's books (presumably for signing), and had "thrown in a copy of 'Gospel Hour'" to complete the set. From… Read more
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