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THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH. George Axelrod. THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH.
New York: Random House, (1953). First edition. "A Random House play" illustrated with photographs from the original stage production. Tom Ewell won a Tony Award for his portrayal of Richard Sherman and later starred in Billy Wilder's film version with Marilyn Monroe. Fine in near fine dust jacket with slightly darkened spine.

[Book #40263]       Price: $100.00
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THE DRESSMAKER. Beryl Bainbridge. THE DRESSMAKER.
(London): Duckworth, (1973). First edition. SIGNED by the author, "Best wishes, Beryl Bainbridge." Set in Lancashire during World War II; a repressed dressmaker and sister struggle to look after their 17-year-old niece, who is having a delusional affair with an American soldier. Almost unanimously praised by both US and UK critics, as was her work in general. Made into a 1988 film for which Billie Whitelaw won the 1988 Evening Standard British Film Award for best actress. Near fine with light foxing on top edge and pastedowns; in near fine dust jacket with light foxing on verso. Jacket is price-clipped with 3.95 pounds sticker added. SCARCE SIGNED.

[Book #51994]       Price: $350.00
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LITTLE BIG MAN. Thomas Berger. LITTLE BIG MAN.
New York: Dial Press, 1964. First edition of his third and most famous work. Dial Prize winner, and the basis for the Dustin Hoffman movie of the same name. "UNCORRECTED GALLEYS"--sheets punched with two holes, printed on front only, string tied with cardboard covers marked as above. Small portion of front cover board torn off and it appears there once was a label on the front cover, as there is a glue stain. A rare item.

[Book #42328]       Price: $750.00
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LOVE INSURANCE. Earl Derr Biggers. LOVE INSURANCE.
New Y ork: Grosset & Dunlap, [circa 1919]. First of this Photoplay edition, which we assume was issued about 1919, or later, as that is the year the first movie, with Ralph Denny, was made. Another movie, starring Abbott and Costello and with Robert Cummings, was made in 1940 under the title "One Night in the Tropics." Old insect damage on bottom of covers, otherwise very good in chipped but still very good dust jacket. An early photoplay jacket.

[Book #52239]       Price: $250.00
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THE DA VINCI CODE: A Novel. Dan Brown. THE DA VINCI CODE: A Novel.
New York: Doubleday, (2003). First edition. First issue, with "skitoma" page 243, line 25. This run-away best seller was the second novel to feature Robert Langdon. Filmed with Tom Hanks in the starring role. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #50614]       Price: $150.00
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THE DA VINCI CODE: Special Illustrated Edition. Dan Brown. THE DA VINCI CODE: Special Illustrated Edition.
New York: Doubleday, (2004). First illustrated edition. The popular novel, turned into a popular movie. A tall book, fine in pictorial dust jacket.

[Book #47146]       Price: $50.00
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SCREENPLAY FOR THE MOVIE "GREYSTROKE" Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert Towne. SCREENPLAY FOR THE MOVIE "GREYSTROKE"
(No-place: no-publisher, August 4, 1977). Early draft of Robert Towne's screenplay for the 1984 movie "Greystroke," which was based on Burroughs' novel, TARZAN OF THE APES. The film was directed by Hugh Hudson with Christopher Lambert starring as "Tarzan" (the name is never used in the film's dialogue) and Andie MacDowell as Jane; the cast also included Sir Ralph Richardson, who received an Academy Award nomination for "Best Supporting Actor." Unfortunately Towne, who was apparently frustrated at being passed over for director, used the pseudonym "P. H. Vazak" (the name of his dog) for the film and so his Oscar nomination for "Best Adapted Screenplay" was under that name. 170 pages, printed on rectos only, clasp bound with black card covers. Plain white label on front with handwritten "GREYSTROKE / Rob't Towne"; title handwritten on "spine" (left-side page edges). Covers a little loose but holding, otherwise very good.

[Book #52891]       Price: $600.00
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BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S: A Short Novel and Three Short Stories. Truman Capote. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S: A Short Novel and Three Short Stories.
New York: Random House, (1958). First edition. One of his most enduring works. The title novella is the basis for the 1961 film starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly--a film deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress in 2012 and now in the National Film Registry. Light offset to front endpapers from item previously laid in otherwise fine. In very good to near fine dust jacket with the usual toning to the orange spine and a few tiny nicks and tears.

[Book #54811]       Price: $1,250.00
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IN COLD BLOOD. Truman Capote. IN COLD BLOOD.
New York: Random House, (1965). First edition. Number 483 of 500 SIGNED numbered copies. His most famous book made into two movies and a made-for-TV movie. Fine in original acetate and slipcase. LIMITED ISSUE, SIGNED.

[Book #53860]       Price: $2,000.00
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THE HORSE'S MOUTH. Joyce Cary. THE HORSE'S MOUTH.
London: Michael Joseph Ltd. (1944). First edition. The third volume in his trilogy (first two volumes were HERSELF SURPRISED, 1941, and TO BE A PILGRIM, 1942). HORSE'S MOUTH follows the adventures of Gulley Jimson, an artist who exploits his friends and acquaintances to earn a quid. Made into a 1958 movie with script by Cary and Alec Guinness, starring Guinness and Kay Walsh. Very good in red cloth; in dust jacket with long tears along front spine fold and front flap fold backed with tape, front panel a little wrinkled and few small chips and closed tears. Still, a presentable example of this scarce jacket.

[Book #49668]       Price: $200.00
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WONDER BOYS. Michael Chabon. WONDER BOYS.
New York: Villard Books, 1995. First edition. Basis for the Academy Award-nominated film of the same name. Chabon won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay." An advance reader's edition in printed paperwraps. SIGNED by the author on the title page with quote, "The empty Sundays of his life---." Fine. SIGNED WITH QUOTE FROM BOOK.

[Book #46672]       Price: $125.00
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THE LADY IN THE LAKE A Philip Marlowe Mystery. Raymond Chandler. THE LADY IN THE LAKE A Philip Marlowe Mystery.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [circa 1947]. First edition thus, a photoplay edition with scenes from the 1947 movie starring Robert Montgomery on jacket panels and flaps. Crease to front cover of book (board bent then straightened) otherwise would be very good or better with bookplate on front endpaper, in good to very good dust jacket with rubbed creasing to edges, shallow chipping, rubbing and few tears, and upper portion of spine fading.

[Book #53177]       Price: $150.00
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THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE. Pat Conroy. THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980. First edition. SIGNED by Conroy. Basis for the movie of the same name, co-written by Conroy and starring David Keith and Robert Prosky, as Bear. "One hundred years of the finest school turning out the finest young men. IT WAS ALL A LIE. One cadet is about to expose the system." Subtle rubbing to upper boards, still near fine in first-issue, price-clipped dust jacket with single blurb by James Dickey on rear panel (versus four). The white jacket shows only the barest wear.

[Book #53219]       Price: $250.00
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THE WATER IS WIDE. Pat Conroy. THE WATER IS WIDE.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972. First edition of his scarce second book. SIGNED by Conroy. Based on his experience teaching at an island school; photo illustrated. Made into a good movie, starring Jon Voight as Conroy, under the name "Conrack." Very good in price-clipped dust jacket with very lightly faded spine. A nice copy of this title. SIGNED BY CONRAD.

[Book #50002]       Price: $600.00
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RAGTIME. E. L. Doctorow. RAGTIME.
New York: Random House, (1975). First edition. One of 150 SIGNED numbered copies. The basis for the 1981 movie which featured James Cagney's last film performance. Spine a bit tanned, otherwise fine in slipcase with very minor wear and a little fading around edges.

[Book #48983]       Price: $400.00
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THE CHAMP. Harry Sinclair Drago. THE CHAMP.
New York: A. L. Burt, (1932). First edition, a photoplay edition. Pictures from the movie illustrate the spine and front cover of the jacket; and the frontispiece is a black-and-white movie still. Novelization by Drago from the Frances Marion screenplay for the 1931 King Vidor-directed film featuring Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper. Fine in bright, near fine dust jacket with minor chipping on edges.

[Book #53646]       Price: $150.00
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AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY. Theodore Dreiser. AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY.
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. First edition. The trade edition in two volumes, as issued. Precedes the limited edition by a year. Much scarcer in nice condition, in our experience, than the limited. One of Dreiser's most acclaimed books. Made into the 1931 film of the same name and 1951's, "A Place in the Sun," starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters. This enduring classic is a Haycraft-Queen title and on Time Magazine's 100 Best Novels list. Based on the notorious 1906 murder of 20-year-old Grace Brown. Chester Gillette, who claimed Brown's death was accidental, was convicted of her killing in a trial that drew international attention. (Wikipedia) Bright and fine in bright dust jackets much nicer than usually seen. The jacket on volume one with chip at base of spine filled in but otherwise both jackets are very nearly fine. In the original gray paper-board slipcase with printed paper label pasted to one side. Slipcase shows general wear and minor repair to hinges but is still quite good. Scarce in original slipcase and this nice condition. MUCH SCARCER IN THIS NICE CONDITION THAN THE LIMITED.

[Book #52673]       Price: $3,000.00
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AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY. Theodore Dreiser. AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY.
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. First edition. Volume one only of the two-volume trade edition, which preceded the limited edition by a year. One of Dreiser's most acclaimed books, made into a film in 1931 under this title and in 1951 as "A Place in the Sun" with Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters. A Haycraft-Queen title and on the Time 100 list. Gold stamped spine lettering a little dull, corners a bit rubbed and front hinge starting, otherwise very good condition. In a dust jacket with an obvious repair at top of spine where it appears lettering has been drawn in (nice job), otherwise near fine. VOLUME ONE ONLY.

[Book #52707]       Price: $250.00
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THE FILM OF MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL. T. S. Eliot. THE FILM OF MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL.
London: Faber and Faber, (1952). First edition in second state binding. Cloth just a bit rubbed otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket.

[Book #47257]       Price: $100.00
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L. A. CONFIDENTIAL. James Ellroy. L. A. CONFIDENTIAL.
New York: Mysterious Press, (1990). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Lana, Blood blitz. James Ellroy." Noir novel set in 1950's L.A. in which three policemen investigate a series of murders and mete out with their own brand of justice. Basis for the critically acclaimed movie of the same name starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger (who won an Oscar for her role), Danny DeVito, et al. Lana Pipes (1942 - 2017), a Fulbright Scholar, edited educational magazines. She and her husband, Frank (who died in the Air Florida flight in 1982), were major collectors in Washington D.C. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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THE HORSE WHISPERER. Nicholas Evans. THE HORSE WHISPERER.
(New York): Delacorte Press, (1995). First edition of the author's first book. SIGNED by author. The basis for the Robert Redford movie. Fine in near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to edges.

[Book #47684]       Price: $25.00
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THE HORSE WHISPERER. Nicholas Evans. THE HORSE WHISPERER.
London: Bantam Press, (1995). First UK edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Basis for the Robert Redford movie. Advance reading copy (though labeled "uncorrected proof"). SIGNED BY EVANS on the title page, which is unusual as most copies we've seen were signed on a numbered bookplate. Fine in glossy pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #50983]       Price: $75.00
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THE HORSE WHISPERER. Nicholas Evans. THE HORSE WHISPERER.
(New York): Delacorte Press, (1995). First edition of the author's first book. SIGNED by the author with a quote from the book, "a lace of frost". The basis for the Redford movie. Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

[Book #52713]       Price: $45.00
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CIMARRON. Edna Ferber. CIMARRON.
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1930. First edition. Her fictional story of the Oklahoma land rushes of the 1880s and 1890s which was made into a 1931 Oscar-winning movie of the same name with Richard Dix and Irene Dunne. Very good with minor rubbing on corners and spine ends; in very nice, very good to near fine dust jacket with only a few tiny chips and very small closed tears backed with archival tape.

[Book #52022]       Price: $350.00
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GIANT. Edna Ferber. GIANT.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1952. First edition. The Academy Award-winning James Dean classic was based on this book. Near fine in good dust jacket with marginal edge wear and spine rubbed.

[Book #32167]       Price: $35.00
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