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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..
Item Price
$3,898.78
To Kill A Mockingbird
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To Kill A Mockingbird

by Lee, Harper

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

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NY: J. B. Lippincott, 1960. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). Book Club Edition. 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… Read More
Item Price
$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
$1,200.00

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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
$1,200.00
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
Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep?

Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep?

by Philip K Dick

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
NAXXAR, Malta
Item Price
$1,710.14

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8vo, 1969, Rapp & Whiting, first English edition, first print.
Endpapers slightly browned, original cloth, spine gilt, dusk-jacket illustrated by Lawrence Edwards, bumping and creasing to extremities, lower cover vaguely soiled and faded.
The book was the base for the movie masterpiece adaptation "Blade Runner" of 1982 and its sequel in 2017.
Rick Deckard, a retired bounty hunter, assigned to kill six Nexus-6 model androids, problem is they look like humans!
Item Price
$1,710.14
The Spy Who Loved Me
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The Spy Who Loved Me

by Ian Fleming

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
NAXXAR, Malta
Item Price
$1,080.37

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London, Jonathan Cape, 1964, First Edition, First Print, Dusk-Jacket Uncut
8vo, 255pp, Original Publisher's black cloth with silver title to spine, gilt decorations to the upper panel. A fine copy
Stated first impression, corresponding with Jon Gilbert "Ian Fleming – The Bibliography", print run 30000 copies
Credited on the title page as by Fleming with Michel Vivienne, a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket
Upon Fleming's request, no reprints were made until after his death in 1964. It was adapted for the tenth film in the James Bond series, starring Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, and Curt Jurgens, directed by Lewis Gilbert
Item Price
$1,080.37
Little Women or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy
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Little Women or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy

by Alcott, Louisa M.

  • Used
  • good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
Later Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Bloomington, Indiana
Item Price
$1,250.00

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Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1870. 341 pages with 10 pages publisher's ads, price for the 2 volume Little Women set at terminal page $3.00. Title page states "with iIllustrations" and dated 1870, copyright page dated 1868. In terra cotta cloth with gilt vignette front cover and spine. dark brown end papers. Frontispiece illustration and 3 illustrations in text. Good, cloth torn at rear hinge, cloth worn at corners and edges, end papers chipped at corners and small edge tears, scattered toning throughout, faint prior owner name in pencil front brown end page dated 1871. Nonetheless, a complete early printing of part I of this enduring and endearing classic. . Later Printing. Cloth. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Item Price
$1,250.00
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
$563.95

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New York: Rizzoli, 2016. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. As New/As New. 1st Printing. Unread New. Overweight.
Item Price
$563.95
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
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PK, California
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