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Books into Film

If you are one of the many people who believe that the book versions of movies are better than the film adaptation, be sure to check out the rare books into film section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. There is a wide selection of rare and hard-to-find books featured below, and if you are looking for that special book that was made into your favorite movie, you should definitely peruse the special books featured below in the Biblio Rare Book Room.



In Cold Blood
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In Cold Blood

by Capote, Truman

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
South Haven, Michigan
Item Price
$1,400.00

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New York: Random House, 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. New York: Random House, 1965. Nicely signed by Truman Capote in blue fountain pen on free front end paper. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. Jacket has a bit of edgewear and very light chipping at top and bottom spine edges. Front wrap has a half-inch closed tear near top front fold edge. Jacket is very clean except for a couple of tiny light brown spots on front panel. Jacket looks great in its fresh mylar cover. Interior is clean and unmarked except for author's signature.
Item Price
$1,400.00
The Bishop's Wife

The Bishop's Wife

by Nathan, Robert

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - NF
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
New Harbor, Maine
Item Price
$1,279.02

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Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1928. Book. NF. Hardcover. First Edition. First edition stated on the copyright page. Pale yellow boards stamped in black with patterned endpapers. A clean and bright NF copy in a VG dust jacket wth the price of $2.00 intact on the front flap. Basis for the 1947 film directed by Henry Koster and starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven. A scarce title, especially in dust jacket..
Item Price
$1,279.02
The Bishop's Wife

The Bishop's Wife

by Nathan, Robert

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - VG+
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
New Harbor, Maine
Item Price
$3,898.78

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Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1928. Book. VG+. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. First edition stated on copyright page. Pale yellow boards stamped in black with patterned endpapers. A clean and bright VG+ copy in a VG+ dust jacket wth the price of $2.00 intact on the front flap. Inscribed, dated and signed by the author on the half-title page. Basis for the 1947 film directed by Henry Koster and starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven. A scarce title, especially signed and in dust jacket..
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$3,898.78
To Kill A Mockingbird
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To Kill A Mockingbird

by Lee, Harper

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
Book Club Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Rockville, Maryland
Item Price
$6,500.00

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NY: J. B. Lippincott, 1960. Book Club Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 1960 J.B. Lippincott First Book Club edition, printing unknown but only 1960 on the copyright page with no additional printings. It is **SIGNED & INSCRIBED Directly on the ffep, " To Jane Kansas with best wishes, Harper Lee." In addition with the RARE & UNIQUE SIGNATURE of her sister, the late Alice Lee on the dedication page. In a FIRST STATE BC DJ with the Truman Capote quote on the inside front and the Jonathan Daniels quote on the rear inside cover, The Capote picture of Lee is on the rear. In NF/VG+ condition, The HB has the black board and yellow top stain with the merest of edge and corner wear. the DJ has very minor corner and spine end edge wear as well. A TRUE ONE OF A KIND COPY! (COA provided) **BONUS** Receive the 2010 Harper First/First of Scout, Atticus & Boo by Mary McDonagh Murphy & **SIGNED** By Her. In F/F condition. ( A $ 60.00 value) **RIP Nellie** A true… Read More
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$6,500.00
To Kill a Mockingbird (Easton Press, Signed & PSA Authenticated)
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Easton Press, Signed & PSA Authenticated)

by Harper Lee

  • Used
  • Fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
1st Ed
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Roselle Park, New Jersey
Item Price
$7,500.00

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This is the only copy of its kind in the entire world: an Easton Press leather-bound edition of To Kill a Mockingbird that was signed after publication by Harper Lee, and has been professionally authenticated by PSA/DNA. Condition of this book is as-new with the exception of a barely visible scratch in the gilt on the lower page block. Please understand that Easton Press did NOT publish a "signed edition" of Ms. Lee's book; the only way to obtain a signed copy was to have Ms. Lee sign after publication. So - at the time of this listing - this is both the ONLY signed leather-bound edition available anywhere in the world, AND, crucially, also the ONLY Mockingbird of any kind with an authenticated signature: an ironclad guarantee from PSA COA that includes their official Letter of Authenticity. Expedited and international shipping are welcome; signed by author.
Item Price
$7,500.00
Strange Fruit
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Strange Fruit

by Smith, Lillian

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
Stated Sixth Printing Thus
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$200.00

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Smith, Lillian: Strange Fruit. Reynal & Hitchcock, 1944 1st. Ed, Stated 6th Printing Thus. About this book: Strange Fruit is a 1944 bestselling novel debut by American author Lillian Smith that dealt with the then-forbidden and controversial theme of interracial romance. The title was originally "Jordan is so Chilly", with Smith later changing the title to Strange Fruit. In her autobiography, singer Billie Holliday wrote that Smith chose to name the book after her song "Strange Fruit" , which was about the lynching and racism against African Americans although Smith maintained that the book's title referred to the "damaged, twisted people (both black and white) who are the products or results of our racist culture." After the book's release, the book was banned in Boston and Detroit for "lewdness" and crude language. Strange Fruit was also banned from being mailed through the U.S. Postal Service, With the ban against the book being lifted by President Roosevelt after his wife Eleanor Roosevelt… Read More
Item Price
$200.00
The Fly ( Playboy June 1957 )
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The Fly ( Playboy June 1957 )

by Langelaan, George

  • Used
  • very good
  • Paperback
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Appearance first printing
Binding
Paperback
Seller
St. Catharines, Ontario
Item Price
$1,000.00

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First appearance first printing of this short horror story the has been made into two movies. The first starring Vincent Price in 1958. The second in 1986 starring Jeff Goldblum. SIGNED by Jeff Goldblum on the first page of text. SIGNED at the 2019 Fan Expo in Toronto where Jeff was one of the Celebrity Guests. I will include a copy of my e ticket for admission. Light edge wear. Light rubbing to the surface of the cover. There is 1 1/2 inch pen mark on the front cover. In very good condition.
Item Price
$1,000.00
The Woman In White
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The Woman In White

by Collins, Wilkie

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good-
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$1,400.00

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The Woman In White (1860 Harper & Brothers 1st Edition) BY WILKIE COLLINS. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1860.[2], 260, [4, ads] pp. Publisher's brown stamped heavy cardboard boards with elaborate blind stamped Harper and Brothers cartouche on front and back boards. Ads state B. Miss Mulock spelled correctly. Used. Good- Condition. Our copy lacks it's spine. Some water-spotting noted. Please see our photos. States 1860 on the title page. In-text illustrations by John McLenan. Both pairs of chocolate brown endpapers are in good shape. Please see our photos. First American edition, second state, with first page of rear ads headed "By Miss Mulock," listing eleven titles, and verso advertising The Mill on the Floss. [Gasson p. 160.] A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone, a smash success upon publication. Has become rare, like the author's gift for spellbinding tales. This book is acknowledged as creating and popularizing the detective/mystery genre in Victorian Great Britain. Will ship from Oregon.
Item Price
$1,400.00
The Fellowship of the Ring
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The Fellowship of the Ring

by Tolkien, J. R. R.

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
Fifteenth Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Bloomington, Indiana
Item Price
$250.00

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin No date noted, circa 1963, front flap priced $5.95. Jacket by Walter Lorraine. Fold-out map tipped at rear is Fine. Book is Near Fine, tiny rubs at corners, bookplate depicting a dragon front paste down, mostly hidden by front flap, in a Very Good Minus dust jacket, tears and chips at flap folds, front flap still connected by 2", rubbing at spine folds, chips at spine ends, spine toned. . Fifteenth Printing . Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good Minus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Item Price
$250.00
James and the Giant Peach; A Children's Story
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James and the Giant Peach; A Children's Story

by Dahl, Roald; Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert

  • Used
  • Fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Bloomington, Indiana
Item Price
$600.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First Edition, Second Isssue, with Bound by The Book Press, New York at colophon page. Fine in bright red cloth, in Near Fine dust jacket, small spot of soil front cover, price on jacket flap of $3.95 inked out with inked price of $3.29, a few small edge tears and chips, mainly at top edge and flap folds. With wonderful illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. This was Roald Dahl's first book for children. Basis for the 1976 BBC TV film starring Simon Bell, Anna Quayle, and Ann Beach, and the 1996 animated film starring Paul Terry, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Postlethwaite, and Susan Sarandon. A lovely copy of this enduring children's favorite story. . First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. Tall 8vo.
Item Price
$600.00
Seven Pillars of Wisdom - leather rebinding 1/16
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom - leather rebinding 1/16

by T E Lawrence

  • Used
  • as new
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
As New
Edition
1st rebound
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Kington, Herefordshire
Item Price
$425.00

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Cape 1st trade printing 1935, by T E Lawrence.
Original trade first edition rebound in 2020 and issued to Scorpion Press subscribers in a run of 16 lettered copies.It has two tan leather covers, the spine has five raised bands, gilt titling, the date 1935 at the base and the scorpion logo. The top edge of the book block has been plated in gold. The front cover has a reproduction drawing (by Augustus John with gold painted to the head band) and underneath is gold title blocking: LT COL T E LAWRENCE, and below that, Lawrence of Arabia. An additional page of text and limitation page (16 lettered copies) considers Lawrence's legacy and the importance of the epic film. Included too are large photos of Lawrence and Peter O'Toole. The binding is new, the book block being 85 years old may have occasional fox spotting. 672 pp, all four maps present, profusely illustrated. A timeless collectible. Given the packed weight of 3 kg an additional charge for shipping may be called… Read More
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$425.00
The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd
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The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd

by Christie, Agatha

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good-
Edition
Stated 7th Printing Thus
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$3,500.00

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The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd (1926, Dodd, Mead. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Stated 7th Printing Thus, December, 1926. USED. VG-/ New Fax Dust Jacket. Agatha Christie. HERCULE POIROT. A nice copy. Considered to be one of Agatha Christie's most controversial mysteries, he Murder of Roger Ackroyd breaks all the rules of traditional mystery writing. The peaceful English village of King's Abbot is stunned. First, the attractive widow Ferrars dies from an overdose of veronal. Not twenty-four hours later, Roger Ackroyd—the man she had planned to marry—is murdered. It is a baffling, complex case involving blackmail, suicide, and violent death, a cast that taxes Hercule Poirot's "little grey cells" before he reaches one of the most startling conclusions of his fabled career." Will ship from Oregon.
Item Price
$3,500.00
WKW: The Cinema of Wong Kar Wai
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WKW: The Cinema of Wong Kar Wai

by Wong, Kar Wai; Powers, John

  • Used
  • as new
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
As New
Edition
1st Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
St Albans, United Kingdom
Item Price
$561.94

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New York: Rizzoli, 2016. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. As New/As New. 1st Printing. Unread New. Overweight.
Item Price
$561.94
Dune - Autographed by Frank Herbert
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Dune - Autographed by Frank Herbert

by Herbert, Frank

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine Condition
Edition
First Edition, 7th Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780801950773
ISBN 10
0801950775
Seller
Silver City, New Mexico
Item Price
$15,000.00

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This is a 7th printing of the 1st edition by Chilton Book Company from 1965. There were nine such printings of that 1st edition. The book is in Fine Condition. The dustjacket is in Good Condition with slight edge wear and the price clipped from the upper corner. Frank Herbert has autographed the title page. Please refer to the attached photos which show the red cloth binding, the dustjacket, the numerical printing history, the Library of Congress number, and the autograph.This very hard-to-find book will make a fine addition to the personal library of the serious collector.
Item Price
$15,000.00
The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes
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The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes

by Gaiman, Neil

  • Used
  • Paperback
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used
Edition
1st Edition, Second Printing
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9781563890116
ISBN 10
1563890119
Seller
Boulder, Colorado
Item Price
$350.00

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New York: Vertigo, DC COMICS, 1991. Book. Fine. Signed by Author. First Edition, Second Printing. SIGNED by NEIL GAIMAN on the Half-Title page. Signature with drawing of a mouse Morpheus and the note, "Sweet Dreams". A first edition, second printing of the first trade paperback Sandman comic, collecting issues 1-8. Book is in fine condition with minimal wear to front corner. Boards are clean, not bumped. Fore edges are clean. Interior is clean and legible. Unread copy. Includes flyer from 1991 event when and where the copy was signed. Extremely rare edition and signed copy. Please see photos for details.
Item Price
$350.00