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In the Heat of the Night (Original screenplay for the 1967 film)

by Norman Jewison (director); John Ball (novel); Stirling Silliphant (screenwriter); Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant (starring)

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Published
1966
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Los Angeles: The Mirisch Corporation, 1966. Revised First Draft script for the 1967 film. Laid in is a Call Sheet from the production, dated Tuesday, November 29, 1966. Based on John Ball's 1965 novel. An African American police detective from Philadelphia is recruited to help solve a murder in a small, bigoted Mississippi town. Winner of five… Read more
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The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales (First Edition)

by Asa Earl writing as Forrest Carter Carter

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Published
1973
Edition
First Edition
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$7,250.00

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Gantt, AL: Whipporwhill, 1973. First Edition. First Edition. An exceptional copy of the author's scarce first book. Basis for the vengeful 1976 Western film "The Outlaw Josey Wales," directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. Fine in a Fine jacket. Book is very faintly foxed to the top page edges, with just a hint of offsetting to… Read more
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Reflections in a Golden Eye (Collection of 34 original photographs from the 1967 film)

by John Huston (director); Carson McCullers (novel); Chapman Mortimer, Gladys Hill (screenwriter); Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Brian Keith, Julie Harris (starring)

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Published
1967
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$350.00

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N.p.: Warner Brothers / Seven Arts, 1967. Collection of 34 vintage studio still photographs from the 1967 film. John Huston's lurid and campy adaptation of Carson McCuller's 1941 novel. A melodrama of lust, infidelity, repressed homosexuality, self mutilation, suicide, and murder, with a spectacular cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Brian Keith, Julie Harris and Robert Forster. Shot… Read more
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Tobacco Road (Original 1940 program for the 1933 play)

by Jack Kirkland (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 Jack Kirkland (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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Augusta (Original script for the 1975 play)

by David Black (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 Helen Norris

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Published
1940
Edition
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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$350.00
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The Mansion (First UK Edition)

by William Faulkner

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Published
1961
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$45.00

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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 tears at 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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$150.00

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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. Near Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), with a faint vertical crease along spine… Read more
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The Reivers (Original screenplay and shooting schedule for the 1969 film)

by William Faulkner (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 James Agee

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Published
1956
Edition
First Edition
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$275.00

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

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Published
1997
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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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 Brainerd Cheyney

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Published
1969
Edition
First Edition
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$95.00

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New York: Crown Publishers, 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… Read more
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Youngblood Hawke (Original screenplay for the 1964 film)

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

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Published
1963
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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 Steve Yarbrough

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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 Melissa Pritchard

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Published
1987
Edition
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 Mary Hood

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Published
1984
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780820307237
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$50.00

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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 Josephine Humphreys

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Published
1984
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780670284795
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$25.00

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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 William Styron

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Published
1962
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$325.00

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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 Carson McCullers

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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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