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The Caine Mutiny (First Edition)

By Wouk, Herman

Garden City: Doubleday, 1951. First Edition. First Edition, in the purported first issue dust jacket, with "City Boy" on the rear flap and "The City Boy" on the rear panel (and no mention of the Pulitzer Prize). 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 Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket has a two inch split to the front flap fold, and a small split to rear fold, with light wear to the extremities.

$650.00

Independence Day (Signed First Edition)
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Independence Day (Signed First Edition)

By Ford, Richard

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Fine in a Fine dust jacket.

$125.00

The Fixer (Original screenplay for the 1968 film)
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The Fixer (Original screenplay for the 1968 film)

By Frankenheimer, John (director); Dalton Trumbo (screenwriter); Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde, Georgia Brown, Hugh Griffith (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1967. Draft script for the 1968 British film. Based on Bernard Malamud's 1966 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning novel. Set in Czarist Russia, Frankeheimer's adaptation is a brutal realization of Malamud's novel, wherein a poor Jew named Yakov Bok assumes the identity of a Gentile after moving from the country to Kiev, in order to secure a job working for a drunken anti-Semite. When Bok is wrongfully accused of murder, he must go to prison to avoid stigmatizing the entire Jewish community. Alan Bates was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Bok. By 1960, the blacklisted Trumbo (one of the Hollywood Ten) began to receive credit for his work in Hollywood, after serving time in a federal penitentiary for his conviction in the House Un-American Committee hearings to impugn possible Communists in the US. Shot on location in Hungary. Light blue titled wrappers, dated September 7, 1967, with a credit for screenwriter Trumbo. 138 leaves, with least leaf of text numbered 129. Mechanically and photographically reproduced, dated variously between 9/6/67 and 9/7/67, with a revision page dated 8/7/67. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads. Rear wrapper now encapsulated in mylar.

$650.00

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

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

You Can't Take It With You (Original script for the 1936 play, producer Sam Harris' copy)
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You Can't Take It With You (Original script for the 1936 play, producer Sam Harris' copy)

By Kaufman, George S. (director, playwright); Moss Hart (playwright); Sam Harris (producer); Ruth Attaway, Jess Barker (starring)

New York: Booth Theater, 1936. Draft script for the 1936 play. Debuted at the Booth Theatre in New York City on December 14, 1936, and closing on December 3, 1938, for a total of 838 performances (including moves to the Imperial Theatre and the Ambassador Theatre). With rubber stamp belonging to producer Sam Harris to the front wrapper. A joyful celebration of the unusual lives of a family living in a large house in New York City. Winner of the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Its first film adaptation, directed by Frank Capra in 1938 and starring James Stewart and Lionel Barrymore, won the Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director. Adapted again for television in 1979, then again in 1984 by the Public Broadcasting Service. Brown titled wrappers. Lacking title page. 107 leaves, with last page of text numbered "3-21," with a stage layout, eight Property Plot pages and three Light Plot pages bound in at the rear. Mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Good, bound with three gold brads.

$850.00

The Shrike (Original screenplay for the 1952 play, Van Heflin's copy)
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The Shrike (Original screenplay for the 1952 play, Van Heflin's copy)

By Kramm, Joseph (playwright)

New York: N.p., 1952. Draft script for the 1952 play production. Copy belonging to actor Van Heflin, who starred in the Broadway production. Set in the ward of a mental hospital, the play follows one of its patients, a theatrical director driven to attempted suicide by his domineering wife, Anne. Outwardly, Anne is sweet and caring, but beneath her docile facade is a vindictive manipulative side known only to her husband. Adapted into a 1955 film starring Jose Ferrer and June Allyson. The play opened on January 15, 1952 and ran for 161 performances. Winner of two Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1952. Red titled wrappers. Title page present with credit for playwright Kramm. 118 leaves, mechanically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

$750.00

The Executioner's Song (Signed First Edition)
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The Executioner's Song (Signed First Edition)

By Mailer, Norman

Boston: Little, Brown, 1979. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page: "To --- --- / for his collection / Norman Mailer / Oct. '91." A presentable copy. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and basis for the superb television film about the life of Gary Gilmore, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Christine Lahti and Roseanne Arquette. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Light foxing to the front page edge. Jacket lightly edgeworn, with two short closed tears and accompanying crease to the crown, and light foxing to the verso.

$300.00

To Kill a Mockingbird (First UK Edition)
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To Kill a Mockingbird (First UK Edition)

By Lee, Harper

London: William Heinemann, 1960. First UK Edition. Basis for the 1962 Robert Mulligan film, starring Gregory Peck, and winner of three Academy Awards, as well as a nomination for the Palme d'Or at Cannes the following year. Near Fine with a slight lean, in a bright Near Fine dust jacket. National Film Registry.

$950.00

The Great White Hope (First Edition)

By Sackler, Howard

New York: Dial Press, 1968. First Edition. First Edition. Based on the life of heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, Sackler's play ran for 546 performances on Broadway, on it's way to Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Actor (James Earl Jones), and Best Actress (Jane Alexander), and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Basis for the 1970 Martin Ritt film, which saw Jones and Alexander reprising their roles and earning Academy Award nominations for their performances. Very Good plus in a lightly rubbed Very Good plus dust jacket.

$20.00

Death of a Salesman (First Edition)
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Death of a Salesman (First Edition)

By Miller, Arthur

New York: Viking Press, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. First issue dust jacket, with a price of $2.50 on the front flap and a photograph of the author on the rear flap. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a classic American drama and basis for a number of film and television versions with, among others, Fredric March, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Dustin Hoffman and Brian Dennehy playing the role of failed salesman Willy Loman. Jacket design by Joseph Hirsch. Owner name at the top of the front endpaper, else about Fine with a lovely, deep brown topstain, in a Very Good jacket that shows no loss, but rubbing at the folds and extremities, and light fray at the crown. A very presentable copy overall.

$975.00

The Late George Apley (Original screenplay for the 1947 film, copy belonging to actress Peggy Cummins)

By Mankiewicz, Joseph L. (director); Philip Dunne (screenwriter); George S. Kaufman, John P. Marquand (playwright, novel); Richard Haydn, Ronald Colman, Peggy Cummins (starring)

Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1946. First Draft Continuity (not post-production) script for the 1947 film. Based on the 1944 play by George S. Kaufman and John P. Marquand, which was in turn adapted from Marquand's 1937 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Copy belonging to actress Peggy Cummins, with her signature in holograph pencil to the title page, her notations throughout, and an unknown child's drawings present on some pages as well. A wealthy, blue blooded Bostonian endeavors to forever shelter his two children, who have fallen in love with various non-Bostonians that meet with his disapproval. When his close-mindedness causes him to overstep his bounds with his peers he must reevaluate his outlook. Orange titled wrappers, noted as FIRST DRAFT CONTINUITY on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 106. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, dated January 4, 1946 , noted as 1st Draft Continuity, with credits for playwrights Marquand and Kaufman and screenwriter Dunne. 148 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Very Good, wrapper Very Good bound internally with two gold brads.

$450.00

The Good Earth (First Edition)
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The Good Earth (First Edition)

By Buck, Pearl S.

New York: John Day, 1931. First Edition. First Edition. First issue with "flees" on page 100, and "John Day Publishing Company" on the copyright page. Lacking the scarce dust jacket. Basis for the 1937 film starring Paul Muni and Luise Rainer, who won an Academy Award for her role, and directed by Sidney Franklin. Buck won the Pulitzer Prize for "The Good Earth" in 1932, and was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938. Some light scuffing and an owner bookplate to the front endpaper, else Near Fine.

$750.00

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (Signed First Edition)
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The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (Signed First Edition)

By Hijuelos, Oscar

New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux [FSG], 1989. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and basis for 1992 Arne Glimcher film starring Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas. The lightest hint of rubbing to the jacket spine ends and corners, else Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.

$65.00

His Family (First Edition)
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His Family (First Edition)

By Poole, Ernest

New York: Macmillan, 1917. First Edition. First Edition. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Very Good, with an owner inscription to the front endpaper. Lacking the rear endpaper, slightly cocked, and with light foxing to the page edges.

$400.00

The Stone Diaries (First UK Edition)
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The Stone Diaries (First UK Edition)

By Shields, Carol

London: Fourth Estate, 1993. First UK Edition, preceding the American edition. Pulitzer Prize winner, as well as winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Orange Prize, and Canada's Governor General's Award. As well as the other awards, it was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize. The first time a book was in contention for both the Pulitzer and Booker Prize, as a result of Shields' dual US/Canadian citizenship. Just about Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket. Light scuffing to the rear jacket panel, else about Fine. An attractive copy.

$75.00

Scarlet Sister Mary (First Edition)
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Scarlet Sister Mary (First Edition)

By Peterkin, Julia

New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1928. First Edition. First Edition, in a later printing dust jacket. Jacket has a different design than that of the first printing, red with black titles and a yellow printed Pulitzer Prize Novel band. Winner of the 1929 Pulitzer Prize and Peterkin's most important book, with dialogue written in the Gullah dialect of South Carolina. Very Good plus in an unclipped second state Very Good plus dust jacket. Light fading to the spine and topstain, with owner name to the second blank. Jacket is lightly rubbed, with mild wear at the extremities.

$750.00

In This Our Life (First Edition)
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In This Our Life (First Edition)

By Glasgow, Ellen

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1941. First Edition. First Edition. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Just about Fine and unread in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket has light dampstaining and foxing, visible predominantly at the verso, and rubbing to the gilt of the spine. Altogether a sharp, attractive copy.

$225.00

Honey in the Horn (First Edition)
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Honey in the Horn (First Edition)

By Davis, H.L.

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1935. First Edition. First Edition. Winner of both the 1935 Harper Prize and the Pulitzer Prize. Very Good plus in a Very Good, unclipped first state dust jacket. Book has light foxing to the boards and page edges, with toning to two pages where a laid-in newspaper clipping on the Pulitzer Prize win has aged. Rear flap detached from the fragile jacket, and front flap detached, with a few tiny chips at the spine ends. Still a clean, presentable copy. Housed in a custom clamshell box.

$650.00

James Earl Jones as Jack Jefferson [Jack Johnson] in The Great White Hope (Original photograph, inscribed)
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James Earl Jones as Jack Jefferson [Jack Johnson] in The Great White Hope (Original photograph, inscribed)

By Hinton, Arnold (photographer); James Earl Jones (subject)

N.p.: N.p., 1968. Vintage black-and-white photograph of James Earl Jones as Jack Jefferson in the 1968 Howard Sackler play "The Great White Hope." INSCRIBED by Jones to fellow actor Hilda Haynes, making reference to her role in the production as the mother to his character. From the estate of Hilda Haynes. Based on the life of heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, Sackler's play ran for 546 performances on Broadway, on its way to Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Actor (Jones, in a breakthrough role), and Best Actress (Jane Alexander), and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Basis for the 1970 Martin Ritt film, which saw Jones and Alexander reprising their roles and earning Academy Award nominations for their performances. Hilda Haynes was a pioneering African-American actress with extensive credits in theatre, television, and film, who over the course of a 50 year career worked with some of the leading figures of the era, including James Earl Jones, Sidney Poitier, Langston Hughes, and Alice Childress. 17 x 21 inches, framed. Near Fine, with some light creasing, unexamined out of frame. With the photographer's name matted out on the verso of the frame.

$850.00

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