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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

Love Story (Original screenplay for the 1970 film)

By Hiller, Arthur (director); Erich Segal (screenwriter); Howard G, Minsky (producer); Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal (starring)

Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1969. Final Draft script for the 1970 film. Written for the screen by Erich Segal, based on his 1970 novel. Segal developed the screenplay and the novel in 1969, and the respective book and film were released in 1970 to huge success. Based on Erich Segal's classic novel, whose central character, Oliver Barrett IV, Segal states, was inspired by two notable Harvard students, politician and philanthropist Al Gore (romantic hero aspect) and actor/director Tommy Lee Jones (sensitive stud aspect, both attendees at the Ivy League school in 1968. Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw both received numerous accolades for their performances, and the film won an Academy Award (1971) for Best Original Score, composed by Francis Lai. Lai's other credits include the ending credits theme song for the 1992 short blaxploitation/sci-fi satire, "Gayniggers [sic] from Outer Space," and the soundtrack to the "Love Story" sequel, "Oliver's Story" (1978). Black titled Studio Duplicating Service wrappers, with a credit for screenwriter Segal on the front wrapper. Title page present, dated September 24, 1969, noted as FINAL DRAFT, with credits for director Hiller, producer Minsky, and screenwriter Segal. XX leaves, with pink revision pages throughout. Mechanically reproduced. Pages about Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

$750.00

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.

$459.00

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

Animal Farm (First Edition)
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Animal Farm (First Edition)

By Orwell, George

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1946. First American Edition, so stated on the copyright page, and preceded by the UK edition published by Secker and Warburg the previous year. An attractive copy of George Orwell's infamous satirical novel, basis for the 1954 animated British film, financed by the CIA. Fine in an about Fine first issue dust jacket.

$500.00

Jurassic Park (Signed Gift Edition)
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Jurassic Park (Signed Gift Edition)

By Crichton, Michael

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. First Edition. First Edition of this Gift Edition, printed in 1993 to coincide with the release of the wildly successful film adaptation, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Richard Attenborough. SIGNED by Crichton on the first blank. Fine and unread. Acetate dust jacket lightly rubbed, as is usually found with this edition, else Fine.

$300.00

No Country for Old Men (British Advance Reading copy)
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No Country for Old Men (British Advance Reading copy)

By McCarthy, Cormac

London: Picador, 2005. First Edition. British Advance Reading Copy, preceding the UK First Edition. Basis for the 2007 film by Joel and Ethan Coen, winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture. About Fine and unread in orange wrappers.

$75.00

Intruder in the Dust (First Edition)
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Intruder in the Dust (First Edition)

By Faulkner, William

New York: Random House, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. Jacket priced at $3.00. A novel about murder and the mass mind, the popularity of which was instrumental in gaining Faulkner the Nobel Prize. Basis for the 1949 Clarence Brown film, considered one of the most powerful films about racial prejudice ever made. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. An especially bright copy. Light bumping to the crown and two bottom corners, else Fine in a Fine dust jacket.

$175.00

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

Storm Fear (First Edition)
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Storm Fear (First Edition)

By Seeley, Clinton

New York: Henry Holt, 1954. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1956 film noir written for the screen by Horton Foote and starring Cornel Wilde (who also directed), Jean Wallace and Dan Duryea. Near Fine in a Very Good example of the scarce dust jacket. Jacket is bright, with a bit of foxing to the verso, a chip to the crown, with a couple short tears and light wear at the extremities.

$95.00

Portrait of Jennie (First Edition)
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Portrait of Jennie (First Edition)

By Nathan, Robert

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the little-seen but unforgettable 1948 William Dieterle film starring Joseph Cotten and Jennifer Jones. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Light toning to the spine panel, affecting both book and jacket, with rubbing to the jacket extremities and wear to the spine ends and corners.

$125.00

The Time of Your Life (First Edition, with scarce wraparound band)

By Saroyan, William

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1939. First Edition. First Edition. With the rare publisher's wraparound band, noting that this the only play to have ever received both the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award (Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" was bestowed the same honor in 1948). Basis for the 1948 film directed by H. C. Potter and starring James Cagney and William Bendix. Some offsetting to the front endpaper, else Fine and unread in an about Fine dust jacket. The band has has two brown tape mends at the verso. A lovely copy overall.

$950.00

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