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MEN IN WHITE: A Play in Three Acts. Sidney Kingsley. MEN IN WHITE: A Play in Three Acts.
New York: Covici Freide, (1933). True first edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Illustrated with photographs from the stage production. Basis for the 1934 film starring Clark Gable and Myrna Loy. Faint pale-green stain to lower cover edges (not affecting spine) otherwise would be a crisp near fine copy of this book. In a good example of the scarce dust jacket with chipping to extremities affecting top of "N" in "MEN." Touch up with black marker evident on verso where there is also internal tape repair. A scarce book, scarcer still in any semblance of the original jacket. "Is There a Doctor in the House?"

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SHOELESS JOE. W. P. Kinsella. SHOELESS JOE.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982. First edition. Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award winner and basis for the hit movie "Field of Dreams." Uncorrected proof, very good in gray, printed paperwraps with lower corner nicked, spine slightly sunned and light soiling to rear cover.

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BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS AND OTHER VERSES. Rudyard Kipling. BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS AND OTHER VERSES.
London: Methuen and Co. 1892. First UK edition, "Special" large-paper edition printed on Japanese paper, finely bound and signed by the publisher. (There were also 225 large-paper copies in dark red buckram boards signed by the publisher.) One of only 30 of the "special" copies, this being NUMBER 20 OF THE 20 OFFERED FOR SALE. Bound in the publisher's original gilt-stamped vellum-backed white cloth boards. Also noted in vellum-backed orange-yellow buckram boards--no known priority. Includes "Gunga Din," Kipling’s famous narrative poem of India's northwest frontier from which Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur developed a story and Joel Sayre and Fred Guiol the 1939 screenplay for the film starring Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Sam Jaffe (in the title role). A crisp, fine, bright copy. Richards A69. ONE OF ONLY 20 COPIES.

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INSIDE DAISY CLOVER. Gavin Lambert. INSIDE DAISY CLOVER.
New York: The Viking Press, (1963). First U.S. edition. Fine in dust jacket with some rubbing, light soiling to rear panel and some fading to pink background on spine and front flap fold. The basis for the movie which starred Natalie Wood.

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THE FLOWER DRUM SONG. C. Y. Lee. THE FLOWER DRUM SONG.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, (1957). First edition. Upper tips rubbed, otherwise near fine in dust jacket with a few closed edge tears, light edge rubbing, lightly soiled rear panel and slightly tanned spine. A bright, attractive copy of the book about San Francisco's Chinatown that later was made into a play and movie.

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DARKER THAN AMBER: A Travis McGee Story. John D. MacDonald. DARKER THAN AMBER: A Travis McGee Story.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. 1970. First U.S. edition in hardcover. The seventh in the series. McGee and close friend Meyer are fishing under a bridge when a young woman is thrown from it. Basis for the 1970 film of the same name. Touch of crimping to fragile paper-covered boards at spine ends otherwise crisp and fine in dust jacket with spine ends lightly nicked and rubbed otherwise near fine. Very scarce in the first printing and in jacket. THE VERY SCARCE U.S. HARDBACK.

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PARROT & CO. Harold MacGrath. PARROT & CO.
Indianapolis: Bobbs- Merril Co. (1913). First edition. Color illustrations by Andre Castaigne and black-and-white illustrations by Arthur William Brown. MacGrath's 8th mystery, the basis for the 1921 silent film "Not Guilty." Fine, bright copy with just a hint of soiling on top edge; in bright, good or better, full wrap-around illustrated dust jacket (including flaps) with chipping on edges not affecting any lettering, and closed tear evident on spine which has been backed with clear archival tape.

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MAIDSTONE. Norman Mailer. MAIDSTONE.
(New York): New American Library/Signet, (1971). First edition. From the collection of Adeline Lubell-Naiman, who played the role of the president of a women's college in the film. Though it does not appear to be in Mailer's handwriting, this particular copy was presumably sent at his request and is inscribed simply, "With apologies, Norman." The complete screenplay, with still photographs from the film, descriptions of the filming and an essay by Mailer, who was the author, director and star of the film. A paperback original in glossy pictorial wraps showing some cover wear but still about very good. Adeline Lubell-Naiman was the editor instrumental in the eventual publication of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. In 1946, while an editor at Little, Brown, Lubell-Naiman convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, which she talked up to her publisher. Unfortunately, she was also the one to suggest historian and critic Bernard DeVoto read the manuscript--he recommended not publishing. But Mailer submitted it to Rinehart, who published the book in 1948. Over the years, Lubell-Naiman remained close friends with Mailer and his wives. In the summer of 1968 she even played the role of "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college in Mailer's film "Maidstone" (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center website).

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GEJAAGD DOOR DE WIND [GONE WITH THE WIND]. Margaret Mitchell. GEJAAGD DOOR DE WIND [GONE WITH THE WIND].
Anton Piek. Haag: Zuid-Hollandsche Uitgevers Maatschappij(S. Holland Pub. Co), [1937]. Illustrated Dutch edition. A translation of Margaret Mitchell's classic GONE WITH THE WIND in three volumes: "Vuur Over Land [Land on Fire]"; "Als Een Vlam in de Storm [Like a Flame in a Storm]"; "Het Zaad Ontikiemt [The Seed Sprouts]." The first volume is designated a 30th printing on the title page and the other two are designated 28th printings. Must have been some really small printings as the books appear to be scarce. Translated by W. J. A. Roldanus Jr. Illustrated by renowned artist Anton Pieck with over 25 paintings and drawings. Each frontispieces matches the respective dust jacket illustration. Tan boards over green cloth stamped with red and black on spine; intricate emblem on front board in red and gilt. Volume one's dust jacket has a thin closed tear down the left edge of the spine and Volume two's has a tear along the bottom of the spine. All three have some minor damp staining to the base of the spine with only volume two's extending to some of the back pages. Otherwise in very good condition in heavy paper dust jackets with duplicates of color frontis pictures attached to front covers. As best we can determine the set is scarce but the original jackets are much scarcer, perhaps rare.

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LAUGHTER IN THE DARK: Screen Adaptation. Vladimir Nabokov, Laszlo Papas. LAUGHTER IN THE DARK: Screen Adaptation.
No-place: No-publisher, 1985. First edition, "Second draft, March 1985." An unproduced screenplay by Papas based on Nabokov's 1938 novel; a remake of the 1969 French-British film which changed the story's setting from 1930's Berlin to 1960's London. According to John Colapinto in The New Yorker, this planned 1986 remake was slated to star Mick Jagger in the role of the demonic Axel Rex but "ran aground after a ten-day table read of the script when Rebecca De Mornay, cast as the sex-kitten seductress, clashed with the director, Laszlo Papas, and fled the production." A replacement was found "but the production crumbled and was abandoned" ("Nabakov and the Movies, Jan. 2, 2015). Title page with "Property of" typewritten information for "Left Boot Productions" crossed out and with "J.C. Katz" (and contact info) handwritten beneath. 127 pages, printed on rectos only. 8 1/2 x 11"; clasp-bound in beige construction cardstock with "Vladimir Nabokov's 'Laughter in the Dark'" typewritten on front and the title handwritten on bottom page edges. Covers lightly soiled, touch of minor creasing, otherwise near fine. UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY.

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THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE. Gloria Naylor. THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE.
New York: Viking Press, (1982). First edition of the author's first book. Adapted into a 1989 TV movie with Oprah Winfrey, Robin Givens, Paul Winfield, and Cicely Tyson. Made into a play that we attended -- it translated to the stage very well. Fine in dust jacket.

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THE INFORMER. O'Flaherty Liam. THE INFORMER.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1925). First edition. His most famous work, a tale of the Irish Underground in Dublin. Made into a memorable film in 1935 directed by John Ford. A Haycroft-Queen cornerstone title. The book is about fine with only faint foxing on front page edges, in dust jacket a little soiled and darkened on spine.

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TEN NORTH FREDERICK. John O'Hara. TEN NORTH FREDERICK.
New York: Random House, (1955). First edition. O'Hara's favorite topics: class, society, and the history of wealthy families in Pennsylvania. He received the National Book Award for 1956 for this title, and it was made into a movie starring Gary Cooper. Near fine in dust jacket with minor chips on corners and spine ends. A nice, bright copy.

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THE HASTY HEART: A Play in Three Acts. John Patrick. THE HASTY HEART: A Play in Three Acts.
New York: Random House, (1945). First edition. Fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with tanned spine and edge chipping, including a 1/2" chip in front panel affecting the "Th" in the title. Still, bright copy which contains a photograph of original cast, which included [James] Earl Jones, Richard Basehart and Anne Burr. The play was made into a movie in 1949 (with Ronald Reagan) and was revived on Broadway in 1984.

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THE LAST VALLEY. J. B. Pick, James Clavell. THE LAST VALLEY.
Boston: Little, Brown and Co. (1959). First U.S. edition; published in the UK as THE FAT VALLEY. Pick's historical novel about the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) was the basis for the 1971 movie of the same name directed by Clavell from his own adaptation of Pick's novel. It starred Michael Caine as the mercenary captain and Omar Sharif as the intellectual. Fine in near fine dust jacket with tiny nick to head of spine, which is slightly tanned.

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NOW, VOYAGER. Olive Higgins Prouty. NOW, VOYAGER.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941. First edition. One of the author's best-known works. Basis for the Bette Davis movie featuring Claude Rains and Paul Henreid. The dark brown cloth has the barest wear on corners, otherwise bright and fine in dust jacket with a number of small chips and edgewear but no lettering affected and still very good for this title.

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KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN. Manuel Puig. KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN.
New York: Knopf, 1979. First U.S. edition, Translated from the Spanish by Thomas Colchie. Made into a good film with William Hurt and Raul Julia and later into a broadway production. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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WE THE LIVING: The 1942 Italian Film Adaptation on VHS Double-Cassette in Clamshell Case with Promotional Materials. Ayn Rand. WE THE LIVING: The 1942 Italian Film Adaptation on VHS Double-Cassette in Clamshell Case with Promotional Materials.
[No place]: Angelika Films, 1988. First edition thus. Italian film with English subtitles. Originally released in 1942 as two films, "Noi Vivi" and "Addio Kira," directed by Goffredo Alessandrini and starring Alida Valli, Rossano Brazzi, and Fosco Giachetti. After their release in Italy during World War II, the films were banned by the Fascist government. Lost and forgotten for decades, they were finally found and restored with Rand's involvement and released for the first time in the U.S. in 1986. This 1988 double-cassette set in its original clamshell case also contains material that tells the story of the making of the films and of their loss and re-discovery through photographic memorabilia, 6 informational packets, and "Ayn Rand's 'We the Living': New Life in a Restored Film Version" by Michelle Marder Kamhi in "Aristo: The Journal of Esthetics" (whole issue, Vol. 4 No.4, Dec. 1988)--all of which is housed in a pocket inside the case. Glassine envelope holding photos and stapled 8.5 x 11" informational packets a little tanned on edges, otherwise altogether fine. Scarce to rare.

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NORTHWEST PASSAGE. Kenneth Roberts. NORTHWEST PASSAGE.
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1937. First trade edition, after the limited edition. SIGNED on the title page, "With all the good wishes of Kenneth Roberts x." The movie starring Spencer Tracey was based on this adventure novel. Forest green cloth cover blind-stamped on front, with gilt lettering on black label on the spine. The map endpapers are slightly glue shadowed at the hinges, there is slight play to the spine, front corners are a little bumped and cover a little aged but still a very good copy, lacking dust jacket.

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THE PRINCESS PRISCILLA'S FORTNIGHT: By the Author of "Elizabeth and Her German Garden." Elizabeth Russell, aka Elizabeth Von Arnim. THE PRINCESS PRISCILLA'S FORTNIGHT: By the Author of "Elizabeth and Her German Garden."
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1905. First edition. Elizabeth von Arnim (1866 - 1941), born Mary Annette Beauchamp, was an Australian-born British novelist who, after her second marriage became Countess Russell. Early in life she went by Mary but after the publication of her first book, she was known to her readers, eventually her friends, and finally even to her family as Elizabeth Russell. She also wrote as Alice Cholmondeley. PRINCESS PRISCILLA'S FORTNIGHT was the basis for the play, "The Cottage in the Air" (1909), and for the British/German movie, "The Runaway Princess" (1929). Her later works were also adapted for the stage and screen, including her 1940 novel, MR. SKEFFINTON, which was made into the 1944 Academy Award-nominated film starring Bette Davis and Claude Rains (Wikipedia). Gilt-stamped green cloth boards; top edge gilt. Very good with minor aging and wear.

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TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN. Irwin Shaw. TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1960). First British edition. A novel about Americans in Rome which was filmed in 1962 with Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse and George Hamilton. Fine in striped boards with pink top edge, in interesting wrap-around illustrated dust jacket with the barest wear on corners and very light soiling.

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THE PETRIFIED FOREST. Robert Sherwood, Emmett. THE PETRIFIED FOREST.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Garrett D. Byrnes, with many thanks, Robert Sherwood March 29th, 1940." Byrnes had a long career at the Providence Journal as a writer, editor and arts critic. Sherwood won the Pulitzer Prize for drama three times, although not for this one, which may be better remembered than his Pulitzer winners in that it was a success on Broadway and in the film version with Leslie Howard, Bette Davis and a young Humphrey Bogart. One corner of book a little bumped, otherwise near fine in dust jacket (with Howard on front) with edges showing wear but still at least very good. INSCRIBED "WITH MANY THANKS"

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FRIGHT NIGHT. John Skipp, , Craig Spector. FRIGHT NIGHT.
New York: Tom Doherty Associates, (1985). First edition. A paperback original. Based on the movie, which was written by Tom Holland. Minor edge rubbing to covers and few rubbed creases otherwise very good to near fine.

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TOPPER: An Improbable Adventure. Thorne Smith. TOPPER: An Improbable Adventure.
New York: Robert McBride, 1926. First edition. Smith's best known book which was made into the popular 1937 film and 1950s television comedy. Spine a bit faded but lettering still readable, faint crease on back cover, otherwise very good, lacking the dust jacket.

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THE LONG WAIT. Mickey Spillane. THE LONG WAIT.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc. 1951. First edition. SIGNED by author. Made into a movie in 1955 starring Anthony Quinn, Charles Coburn, and Peggy Castle. The book is very good or better with very minor wear on corners and spine ends in a dust jacket with some chipping and wear on edges. SIGNED BY SPILLANE.

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