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The Awakening of Helena Richie
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The Awakening of Helena Richie

By Deland, Margaret

NY: Harper and Brothers. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, ink stains on pp. 2-3, spine . sunned.. 1906. First Edition. Hardcover. Red cloth with blindstamped design of poppies and gilt-stamped titles on front boards. Color frontispiece and eight black and white plates by Walter Appleton Clark. A novel about Helena, who leaves a wretched life with her drunken husband (who killed their baby son) , to live with another man in another town. She ends up taking in a young boy, but when it is discovered that she is not married, the boy is taken away. The novel was the basis for the stage play and 1916 silent film starring Ethel Barrymore. ; 357 pages .

$30.00

Perfume:  The Story of a Murderer
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

By Suskind, Patrick

NY: Random House. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly worn at edges, rear . jacket flap creased.. 1986. First American Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0394550846 . Translated from the German by John E. Woods. A great literary novel later made into the eponymous 2006 film. ; 256 pages .

$25.00

The Road
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The Road

By McCarthy, Cormac

NY: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed, spine cocked.. 2006. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0307265439 . Orange boards with black spine. First printing of the Pulitzer Prize winner, later made into the excellent 2009 film starring Viggo Mortensen. .

$25.00

The Man with the Golden Arm
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The Man with the Golden Arm

By Algren, Nelson

Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Pages toned. Jacket tattered, water spots . on jacket spine and chip out of jacket at tail of spine.. 1949. Hardcover. Tan cloth. Winner of the National Book Award in 1950. The basis for the 1955 film of the same title directed by Otto Preminger. ; Book Club Edition; 343 pages .

$30.00

The Lost Weekend
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The Lost Weekend

By Jackson, Charles

NY: Signet Books. Very Good; Moisture stain along top edge of front cover.. 1948. 1st Paperback printing. Softcover. Signet 683. Dramatic color front cover art by T. V. A first paperback edition of Jacksons semi-autobiographical novel about Manhattanite Don Birnam, a self-styled writer who spends an extended weekend drunk and out of control. The novel was later made into the 1945 film of the same title starring Ray Milland as the alcoholic Birnam, for which he received Best Actor recognition at the 1946 Academy Awards. The movie also received the Academys Best Picture Award. ; 192 pages .

$20.00

Out of Africa
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Out of Africa

By Dinesen, Isak

NY: Random House. Very Good with no dust jacket; Owner name on front pastedown, spine rubbed.. 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Orange cloth with flamingo design stamped in gilt on front boards and black cloth spine. Stated first edition. Dinesen's classic memoir of her years at her Kenyan coffee plantation, later made into the 1985 film featuring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. ; 389 pages .

$30.00

Bright Lights, Big City
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Bright Lights, Big City

By McInerney, Jay

NY: Vintage Contemporaries. Very Good; Pages toned, covers scuffed.. 1984. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 0394726413 . McInerney's first book and the true first edition, published as a Vintage original novel. Marc Tauss illustration on front cover showing Twin Towers. Later made into the 1988 film starring a babyfaced Michael J. Fox in the title role. ; 182 pages .

$25.00

Indignation
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Indignation

By Roth, Philip

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2008. First Printing. Hardcover. 9780547054841 . A sharp copy of Roth's 29th novel, later made into a 2016 film starring Logan Lerman. Signed by Roth on the front flyleaf. ; 233 pages; Signed by Author .

$60.00

Strangers on a Bridge:  The Case of Colonel Abel
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Strangers on a Bridge: The Case of Colonel Abel

By Donovan, James B.

NY: Atheneum. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Boards sunned, slightly shaken, jacket . price-clipped and tattered.. 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Brown cloth binding. Foreword by Charles S. Desmond. xi, 432 pp. Author photo on rear jacket panel. A true story of the Cold War spy swap between the US and the USSR in 1962 by the lawyer who defended the Soviet spy, Rudolf Ivanovich Abel, in American court and then escorted him over Berlin's Glienicker Bridge to make the deal. This book was the basis for the 2015 film "Bridge of Spies" starring Tom Hanks. .

$70.00

The Master Mystery
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The Master Mystery

By Reeve, Arthur B. ; Grey, John W.

NY: Grosset & Dunlap. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn at corners and spine, pages . toned.. 1919. First Edition. Hardcover. Red cloth with titles stamped in black on front boards and spine. A novelization of the serialized mystery/science fiction silent film screenplay written by Reeve and Grey for magician Harry Houdini's first film role. In the 1919 film, also entitled The Master Mystery, Houdini plays Justice Department Agent Quentin Locke who fights against an evil corporate goon with a girlfriend named De Luxe Dora and a robot bodyguard with evil rays of Madagascar Madness emanating from its eyes. 15 campy movie stills, most all of them featuring Houdini, including one of him in one of his patented impossible escape chains. ; 304 pages .

$150.00

Wicked Water:  An American Primitive
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Wicked Water: An American Primitive

By Kantor, MacKinlay

NY: Random House. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Boards rubbed, pages toned, jacket . soiled and chipped.. 1949. First Printing. Hardcover. Gray tweed binding with blue and gilt titles. Author photo on rear jacket flap. Jacket art by E. McKnight Kauffer and book design by Marshall Lee. A western novel set in 1899 in present-day North Dakota in which the local cattle barons secure the services of a hired killer, Bus Crow, to chase off pesky settlers. Kantor later co-wrote the screenplay for the 1953 3-D western film, Hannah Lee, based on this novel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages .

$25.00

The Maltese Falcon
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The Maltese Falcon

By Hammett, Dashiell

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards have a hint of scuffing.. 1986. Hardcover. Color frontispiece by Gary Kelley. Gilt-stamped black leatherette binding with three raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. A lovely copy of the classic detective novel which made Modern Library's list of the best 100 English-language novels of the 20th century and was later made into the iconic noir film. ; The Collector's Library of the Great Mystery Classics; 188 pages .

$25.00

The Late George Apley
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The Late George Apley

By Marquand, John Philips

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards have a hint of rubbing.. 1977. Limited Edition. Leather. The winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize. Black leather with gilt stamping on boards and spine. Moire endpapers. Silk ribbon marker. All edges gilt. ; 306 pages .

$20.00

Things
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Things

By Miller, Alice Duer

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Boards worn, gift inscription and owner . name on front free endpaper, jacket toned and heavily tattered, glassine . wrapper tattered.. 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. Gray boards with dark brown cloth spine. Printed paper jacket overlaid with printed glassine wrapper. A longish short story by the New York author best known for her long poem "The White Cliffs", which was later the basis for the 1944 film "The White Cliffs of Dover". ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 48 pages .

$50.00

Naked Lunch
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Naked Lunch

By Burroughs, William S.

NY: Grove Press. Very Good with no dust jacket; Owner name penciled on front free endpaper, . corners worn and rounded, very slightly cocked, page tops spotted.. 1959. First Printing. Hardcover. Halfbound black cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine. Black topstain. Burroughs' best known novel, a classic of Beat and 20th century American literature, which loosely relays the author's life during fifteen years' addiction to various kinds of opioid junk. Peter Weller played Burroughs in the 1991 film adaptation of the book. xvi, 255 pp. .

$60.00

The Prince of Tides
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The Prince of Tides

By Pat Conroy

Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Price sticker on front jacket flap.. 1986. First Printing. Hardcover. 0395353009 . Author photo on rear jacket flap. The late author's best known novel, later made into a 1991 film starring Nick Nolte and Barbara Streisand. The book is better. ; 567 pages .

$20.00

Zathura:  A Space Adventure
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Zathura: A Space Adventure

By Van Allsburg, Chris

Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed at corners, spine and . edges.. 2002. First Printing. Hardcover. 0618253963 . Another imaginative and mind-bending children's picture book by the two-time Caldecott Medal winner. The book was the basis for the 2005 film of the same title. .

$20.00

Twelve Years a Slave:  Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of  New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, from  a Cotton Plantation Near the Red River, in Louisiana
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Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, from a Cotton Plantation Near the Red River, in Louisiana

By Northup, Solomon

Auburn and Buffalo: Miller, Orton and Mulligan. Fair with no dust jacket; Boards heavily worn, backstrip overlaid with . black cloth tape, front boards nearly detached, pages toned, foxing . throughout, several pages taped at gutter, penciled owner names and some . penciled underlining and marginalia, with historical and genealogical . information. Three yellowed newspaper clippings about Northup laid in.. 1854. Second Edition. Hardcover. "Twenty-Seventh Thousand" at head of title page. xvi, [17]-336 pp. Seven full page wood engravings, including portrait of Northup in his "plantation suit" as frontispiece, and other scenes of slavers' cruelty. Preface by editor David Wilson. Original blindstamped brown cloth binding. Sabin 55847. Northup was a free black man living in the upstate New York community of Sandy Hill (now known as Hudson Falls). He worked as a carpenter and fiddler and was drugged and kidnapped into slavery during a musical tour in Washington DC. He spent a dozen years on various Louisiana plantations before legal efforts initiated by his supporters returned him home. The book was a bestseller in its day and an influential abolitionist publication. The book was made into a 2013 film by director Steve McQueen and received the Academy Award for Best Picture. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$350.00

Bedelia
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Bedelia

By Caspary, Vera

Philadelphia: The Blakiston Company. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket tattered.. 1945. Hardcover. Jacket art by Susanne Suba. A suspenseful novel about "a psychopath as fluffy as eiderdown, a kitten whose claws were steel." This book was the basis for the 1946 British film of the same title starring Margaret Lockwood. ; Book Club Edition; 187 pages .

$20.00

My Dog Skip
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My Dog Skip

By Morris Willie

NY: Random House. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed.. 1995. First Printing. Hardcover. 0679441441 . The author relates growing up in the sleepy town of Yazoo, Mississippi in the 1940s with his beloved dog Skip. The novel was later made into a 2000 film starring Frankie Muniz. ; 122 pages .

$25.00

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