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Guilty Bystander (Signed First Edition)
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Guilty Bystander (Signed First Edition)

By Miller, Wade

New York: Farrar Straus, 1947. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Bob Wade on the front endpaper as both himself and Wade Miller: "For Bob, Best wishes / Bob Wade / 1/2 of Wade Miller." Wade, along with co-author Bill Miller, wrote under several pseudonyms, including Wade Miller. Basis for the 1950 Poverty Row film noir, directed by Joseph Lerner and starring Zachary Scott. Only the second copy with have ever offered for sale. Near Fine in a Good example of the rare dust jacket. Slight spine lean, with light fading to the yellow topstain. Jacket's rear flap fold split, with a small sticker shadow to the spine panel, and light rubbing and closed tears at the extremities.

$175.00

Dr. Mabuse Der Spieler [The Gambler] (First German Edition, and True First)
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Dr. Mabuse Der Spieler [The Gambler] (First German Edition, and True First)

By [Lang, Fritz] Jacques, Norbert

Berlin: Ullstein, 1920. First Edition. First Edition, preceding all others. One of the most important film sources of the twentieth century, basis for Fritz Lang's 1922 silent masterpiece, Dr. Mabuse the Gambler. Dr. Mabuse was one of the earliest examples of film noir characterization, and remained an obsession with Lang until the end of his film career. Black paper-covered boards with green rule, illustrations and titles. About Very Good, slight lean, with moderate wear at the joints and extremities. In a glassine protector. Slight lean, light taps to the top corners, rubbing to the boards and edges. A presentable copy. Rossler, Filmfieber, p. 115.

$1250.00

The Great Santini (Signed First Edition)

By Conroy, Pat

Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1976. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket is extremely bright and clean, with a shallow crease at the heel and some foxing to the verso, and just a hint of foxing to the page fore-edges.

$750.00

Bad Behavior (Signed First Edition)

By Gaitskill, Mary

New York: Poseidon, 1988. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author above her name on the title page. The author's first book, a collection of stories that take serious yet humorous look at the casual perversions of some extraordinarily normal characters. One of the short stories, "Secretary," is the basis for the 2002 film directed by Steve Shainberg and starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader. From the collection of Chris Offut. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996, was named one of the twenty Best Young American Novelists by "Granta" magazine. He has also written for popular television shows and national publications, has been visiting faculty at numerous institutions including the Iowa Writer's Workshop, and has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and others. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket, with light soil and a few bumped corners, affecting both book and jacket.

$75.00

Cold Mountain (First Edition, inscribed to author Chris Offutt)

By Frazier, Charles

New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1997. First Edition. First Edition. First state binding, with "man-woman" typo on page 25:16. INSCRIBED by Frazier to fellow author Chris Offutt on the title page. Winner of the National Book Award and basis for the 2003 film, directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renee Zellweger, who won an Academy award for her role. From the collection of author Chris Offutt. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996, was named one of the twenty Best Young American Novelists by "Granta" magazine. He has also written for popular television shows and national publications, has been visiting faculty at numerous institutions including the Iowa Writer's Workshop, and has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and others. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.

$150.00

Cold Mountain (Signed First Edition)

By Frazier, Charles

New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1997. First Edition. First Edition. First state binding, with "man-woman" typo on page 25:16, and first state jacket with John Berendt sticker on the front panel. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Winner of the National Book Award and basis for the 2003 film, directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renee Zellweger, who won an Academy award for her role. From the collection of author Chris Offutt. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996, was named one of the twenty Best Young American Novelists by "Granta" magazine. He has also written for popular television shows and national publications, has been visiting faculty at numerous institutions including the Iowa Writer's Workshop, and has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and others. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.

$50.00

The Hunters (Signed Revised Edition)

By Salter, James

Washignton, DC: Counterpoint, 1997. First Revised Edition. INSCRIBED by the Salter on the half title page: "Revised and refreshed, like and old fellow coming out of the barbershop. Yrs affectionately, Jim / 7/9/97." Salter's revised edition for his debut novel, concerning fighter pilots in the Korean War. Basis for the overlooked 1958 film produced and directed by Dick Powell and starring Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner, and Richard Egan. From the collection of author Chris Offutt. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996, was named one of the twenty Best Young American Novelists by "Granta" magazine. He has also written for popular television shows and national publications, has been visiting faculty at numerous institutions including the Iowa Writer's Workshop, and has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and others. Fine in a Fine dust jacket.

$95.00

Sorry, Wrong Number (First Edition)
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Sorry, Wrong Number (First Edition)

By Fletcher, Lucille and Allan Ullman

New York: Random House, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. Laid in is the original red-and-white publisher's slip with advance publicity about the forthcoming film of Lucille Fletcher's play. The only published book source for the 1948 film, which was originally a play by Lucille Fletcher. Ms. Fletcher adapted the play for the film version in 1948, and this a novelization, based on her screenplay, published prior to the film's release. The film version was directed by Anatole Litvak and starred Burt Lancaster and Barbara Stanwyck. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Boards have some spotty wear at the edges, slightest lean, else clean and presentable. Jacket is complete with a few tiny bruises on the front panel, brief separation at a few of the folds, and minor wear at the extremities.

$250.00

Death at Shinglestrand [Murder at Shinglestrand] (First Edition)

By Capon, Paul

London: Ward, Lock and Company, 1951. First UK Edition, preceding all others. A rare film noir source in jacket, this being the only copy we have ever offered. Basis for the 1959 British film noir, "Hidden Homicide," directed by Anthony Young, and starring Griffith Jones, Patricia Laffan, and James Kenney. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Spine and board edges lightly faded. Jacket lightly soiled, with a couple of small, closed tears and minor edgewear.

$375.00

Brighton Rock (First Edition)
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Brighton Rock (First Edition)

By Greene, Graham

New York: Viking Press, 1938. First American Edition, preceding the UK edition by one month. In a three quarter black leather binding with red cloth, gilt spine titles, and new white endpapers. Black topstain. Near Fine condition. Probably the greatest of the author's "entertainments," basis for the highly underrated 1947 British film noir written for the screen by Greene and Terence Rattigan, and starring Richard Attenborough and Nigel Stock. Remade in 2010 by Rowan Joffe, starring Sam Riley, Helen Mirren, and John Hurt.

$450.00

Tout l'or du monde (Signed First Edition)

By Clair, Rene

Paris: Gallimard, 1961. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED and briefly inscribed by Clair in holograph ink on the front endpaper. Photoplay edition, with stills from the film, and released in a dust jacket featuring a still of Bourvil on the front. Top edges uncut. Basis for the 1961 eponymous film, directed by Clair, starring Bourvil, Alfred Adam, Philippe Noiret, and Claude Rich. The film echoes director's Clair's early silent films, interweaving separate themes of comedy and fantasy, involving a well with supernatural powers that lengthens life expectancy. Faint foxing and indentation, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.

$350.00

Up in the Air (First Edition)
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Up in the Air (First Edition)

By Kirn, Walter

Garden City: Doubleday, 2001. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. A couple of tiny bumps at the spine corners, else a lovely copy. Basis for the superb 2009 film directed and written for the screen by Jason Reitman, and starring George Clooney.

$15.00

The Caine Mutiny (Signed First Illustrated Edition)

By Wouk, Herman; Smith, Lawrence Beall (illustrations)

Garden City: Doubleday, 1952. First printing of this deluxe illustrated edition. INSCRIBED by the author "Sincerely / Herman Wouk" on the tipped-in first blank. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and basis for the classic 1954 film directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Humphrey Bogart and Jose Ferrer. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket has a couple of short closed tears, and light toning to the flaps.

$425.00

Before I Wake (First Edition)

By Dresser, Davis (Brett Halliday) and Kathleen Rollins Dresser writing as Hal DeBrett

New York: Dodd, Mead, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. NC. Basis for the obscure 1954 film noir, "Shadow of Fear." Davis Dresser is much better known under his other pseudonym, Brett Halliday, which he used for the long-running Mike Shayne series. An uncommon noir source title.

$15.00

The Racket (First Edition)
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The Racket (First Edition)

By Cormack, Bartlett

New York: Samuel French, 1928. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1951 film noir directed by John Cromwell, written for the screen by William Wister Haines and W.R. Burnett and starring Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott and Robert Ryan. Near Fine in publisher's blue cloth, lacking the dust jacket.

$45.00

The Old Man and the Sea (First Edition)
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The Old Man and the Sea (First Edition)

By Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition. First Edition. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the title that cinched him the Nobel Prize, one of the high spots of any modern first collection. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket has a couple small rubs at the flap folds and joints, with a lightly toned spine panel and a single tiny closed tear. An attractive copy. Hanneman A-24a.

$1450.00

Breakfast at Tiffany's (First Edition)
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Breakfast at Tiffany's (First Edition)

By Capote, Truman

New York: Random House, 1958. First Edition. First Edition. A collection of the title novella and three short stories: "House of Flowers," "A Diamond Guitar" and "A Christmas Memory," with the title novella serving as the basis for the 1961 film directed by Blake Edwards and starring Audrey Hepburn in perhaps her most iconic role. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket has a couple of short closed tears at the extremities, one closed tear at the front joint, a hint of fading to the spine panel, and mild soil. Overall, an attractive copy of Capote's best known work.

$950.00

Life of Pi (First Canadian Edition, True First, Signed)
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Life of Pi (First Canadian Edition, True First, Signed)

By Martel, Yann

Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. First Canadian Edition, preceding all others. SIGNED by the author on the title page. The author's breakthrough book, which went into many hardcover printings in Canada, the UK and finally the United States, about a castaway at sea who must come to terms with the tiger stranded with him. Basis for the 2012 film directed by Ang Lee. A lovely, copy. Just about Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.

$400.00

Schindler's List (Signed First Edition)
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Schindler's List (Signed First Edition)

By Keneally, Thomas

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983. First American Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Basis for the 1993 film directed by Steven Spielberg, winner of seven Academy awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Fine and unread in a price-clipped Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket has a hint of rubbing to the spine ends and corners, plus light fading to the spine panel.

$225.00

I'll Never Go There Anymore (Signed First Edition)
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I'll Never Go There Anymore (Signed First Edition)

By Weidman, Jerome

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1941. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication on the front endpaper: "9/29/41 / For Rose and Reuben -- with much gratitude for their kindness and with all the best wishes in the world -- Sincerely, Jerome Weidan." Basis for the 1949 film noir, "House of Strangers," directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward and Richard Conte. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket has light wear and a handful of inch long closed tears at the extremities.

$125.00

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