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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.

$150.00

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 (Signed First Edition)
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No Country for Old Men (Signed First Edition)

By McCarthy, Cormac

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. First Edition. First Edition. One of fewer than 500 copies SIGNED by the author on a tipped-in page. Basis for the 2007 film by Joel and Ethan Coen, winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.

$600.00

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

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

Under the Volcano (First Edition)

By Lowry, Malcolm

New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1947. First American Edition in the true first issue jacket. Precedes the UK edition. Lowry's masterwork, an expressionistic novel of the final, desperate day of a former British consul drinking himself to death in Mexico. Basis for the John Huston film featuring Albert Finney (who was nominated for an Oscar) and Jacqueline Bisset. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Mild toning and foxing to the page edges. Jacket has a hint of rubbing at the spine ends and corners, with a couple of tiny closed tears, else quite bright and attractive.

$2750.00

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

Rebecca [Rebeca] (Spanish photoplay edition for the 1940 film)
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Rebecca [Rebeca] (Spanish photoplay edition for the 1940 film)

By Hitchcock, Alfred (director); Alma Reville, Michael Hogan, Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison (screenwriter); Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson (starring)

Barcelona: Cinevida, 1942. First Spanish photoplay edition for the 1942 Spanish release of the 1940 US film. Stills from the film, presumably by Hitchcock's still photographer for the film, Fred Parrish, are featured on the front wrapper and throughout in sepia tone. Cinevida's photoplays read like graphic novels, with film stills captioned by corresponding text, often dialogue from the film. Hitchcock's first American feature, a gothic noir based on Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel. Maxim (Olivier) is a rich widower who meets a young woman but cannot escape the presence of his dead first wife. Winner of two Academy Awards. 8 x 11.25 inches (20.25 x 28.5 cm), 8 leaves, saddle-stitched. Very Good overall, with a few short tears, foxing, and a horizontal crease. Grant US. Hardy, The BFI Companion to Crime. Selby US. Spicer US.

$200.00

Aground (First Edition)

By Williams, Charles

New York: Viking Press, 1960. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1965 film, "L'Arme a gauche," directed by Claude Sautet and starring Lino Ventura (released in the US as "The Dictator's Guns"). Director Sautet is best known for 1992's "Un coeur en hiver" and for writing "Eyes Without a Face" for Georges Franju. But his adventure films are some of the best produced in France during the 1960s, this Lino Ventura vehicle being no exception. The French worshipped hard-boiled American writers like David Goodis, Jim Thompson and Williams, and this title is one of the best examples of the resulting books-into-film connection. Jacket art by Al Buell. Very Good or better in a Very Good or better dust jacket. Spine ends lightly bumped, moderate rubbing to the bottom edge of the rear board, and an owner name on the front endpaper. Moderate shelfwear to the jacket, with a couple of tiny chips, short tears and corresponding creases, slight toning to the spine and flap folds, and a tiny dampstain at the heel (noticeable only at the verso).

$65.00

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