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The Last Picture Show
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The Last Picture Show

By McMurty, Larry

A BOOK CLUB, early edition. Near Fine book that has just a bit of edge and corner wear, with touch of slant bottom of spine; in a Very Good to Near Fine dust jacket that has light soiling along the folds, bit of light edger and corner wear, rubbing to both panels. This copy signed by McMurtry on the first front end page, in a slanted nearly vertical early signature that is almost readable. Basis for the 1971 film, with the screenplay by McMurtry and Director Peter Bogdanovich, starring Cybil Shepherd, Ben Johnson (Academy Award), and Cloris Leachman (Academy Award). The B/W film was shot in Archer City, Texas, McMurtry's hometown and where his bookstore is now located.

$150.00

Whistle Stop
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Whistle Stop

By Wolff, Maritta M.

Near Fine book that is slightly soft top of spine, with touch of age toning to page edges, and title/author label on spine sun toned; in a Fair to Good dust jacket that is clipped at all corners. Jacket is soiled, faded and sun toned, with numerous chips and tears to edges and corners, color loss, and with a number of old tape repairs to inside of jacket. This copy has been signed by Wolff to the third front end page, and dated April 1941. Book was winner of the 1940 Avery Hopwood Award. There was a 1946 movie of the same title that starred George Raft, Ava Gardner, and Victor McLaglen. This novel is one of several featured in Robin Smiley's article, "Sweeping Up the Neglected Noirs", that is in the May/June 2018 issue of Firsts – The Book Collector's Magazine". The article includes a more detailed review of both the book and the film.

$215.00

The Getaway
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The Getaway

By Thompson, Jim

Orion reprint edition, one of their Crime Masterworks series. Fine minus book with light toning to page edges, in a Fine dust jacket. Originally published by Thompson in 1958. The book was filmed by Sam Peckinpah, staring Steve McQueen, Ali McGraw, and Ben Johnson.

$25.00

Star Wars A Pop-Up Book
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Star Wars A Pop-Up Book

By Barlowe, Wayne Douglas (Illustrator)

Near Fine book with a couple of tiny chips at corners, slightly bowed boards due to nature of this type book, no dust jacket as issued. Paper engineering by Ib Penick – all pop ups and push-pull tabs completely intact and working. An unusual book issued after the original Star Wars was released in 1977, and a nice link to the now-playing Star Wars: The Last Jedi.Also included is a Near Fine first of "The Mos Eisley Cantina Pop-Up Book" with text by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta. This book has thick back board that encloses battery powered music player - this feature needs new batteries.

$75.00

Prospectus for Steinbeck's Zapata
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Prospectus for Steinbeck's Zapata

By Yolla Bolly Press (John Steinbeck)

A Fine prospectus prepared for and sent to the Press' regular customers, in wraps about 8 by 10 inches. The written prospectus is bound in burgundy wraps with a cover printed on handmade paper with silk stitched binding. Text, on heavy, rough-cut stock, includes illustrations by Karin Wikstrom , and is four pages long. Laid in are: a two page letter dated October 18, 1991 and signed by the Press' owners, Carolyn and James Robertson; an order form with return envelope; and a color photograph of the soon to be released book. Very unusual item.

$150.00

The Guns of Navarone
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The Guns of Navarone

By Maclean, Alistair

First UK edition, Near Fine book with light crimp bottom of spine, mild soiling to page edges, hint of age toning to pages; in a price-clipped Near Fine jacket that has light edge and corner wear, with tiny closed tears at spine ends, and touch of soiling to back panel. Maclean's second novel. Movie released in 1961 with Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quin and many other well-known players. Movie was nominated for six Academy Awards, winning one, as well as two Golden Globes. A very nice copy of Maclean's most popular book.

$95.00

The Last Picture Show
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The Last Picture Show

By McMurtry, Larry

First edition 1st printing, Very Good book with page edge dusting, pushing at spine ends, slightly soft at corners, and with a slight ridge along center of spine, very faint sticker ghost bottom corner front board; in a Good to Very Good jacket that has light edge wear and couple of tiny chips especially at spine ends and corners, mild rubbing/soiling, and sun darkening/fade on spine. This copy signed by McMurtry on the first front end page. Basis for the 1971 film, with the screenplay by McMurtry and Director Peter Bogdanovich, starring Cybil Shepherd, Ben Johnson (Academy Award), and Cloris Leachman (Academy Award). The B/W film was shot in Archer City, Texas, McMurtry's hometown and where his bookstore is now located.

$550.00