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  • WANTED: A Husband. by Adams, Samuel Hopkins (1871-1958)
    Adams, Samuel Hopkins (1871-1958)
    WANTED: A Husband.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1920. dj. Hardcover first edition - A rather lightweight romantic novel, but one in which the most essential part of Darcy's transformation is based on going through a tough physical training regimen. First publication of this novel, which was based on the short story "Enter Darcy" which in turn was made into a silent film in 1919 starring Billie Burke. A facsimile of a letter from Burke is reproduced on the back cover of the dust jacket. Even his publisher was skeptical of this novel, calling it a "diverting little story which I imagine you have written 'with your tongue in your cheek' as it were" (it went on to sell over 13,000 copies). Illustrated by…

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    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1920. dj. Hardcover first edition - A rather lightweight romantic novel, but one in which the most essential part of Darcy's transformation is based on going through a tough physical training regimen. First publication of this novel, which was based on the short story "Enter Darcy" which in turn was made into a silent film in 1919 starring Billie Burke. A facsimile of a letter from Burke is reproduced on the back cover of the dust jacket. Even his publisher was skeptical of this novel, calling it a "diverting little story which I imagine you have written 'with your tongue in your cheek' as it were" (it went on to sell over 13,000 copies). Illustrated by Frederic Dorr Steele with a frontispiece with a tissue guard and four glossy internal plates. 257 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in light green cloth with darker lettering in a fair only white illustrated dust jacket with several tears and some small chips. Dust jacket now protected by an archival cover.

    Book ID: 72734
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  • JOURNEY INTO FEAR. by Ambler, Eric (1909-1998).
    Ambler, Eric (1909-1998).
    JOURNEY INTO FEAR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. dj. Hardcover first edition - The sixth novel - the last of the books written in the years just before World War II (and Ambler's entry into the Army) - by the writer whom Graham Greene called "unquestionably our best thriller writer." In fact, Ambler was responsible for the modern "espionage" novel. As in all of these early novels, the main character is an ordinary person who finds himself in an extraordinary - and dangerous - situation. Graham is an engineer helping out at an English-owned armaments factory in Turkey, when he is shot at in his hotel room. At first unbelieving, he is eventually convinced that his life is in danger, and…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. dj. Hardcover first edition - The sixth novel - the last of the books written in the years just before World War II (and Ambler's entry into the Army) - by the writer whom Graham Greene called "unquestionably our best thriller writer." In fact, Ambler was responsible for the modern "espionage" novel. As in all of these early novels, the main character is an ordinary person who finds himself in an extraordinary - and dangerous - situation. Graham is an engineer helping out at an English-owned armaments factory in Turkey, when he is shot at in his hotel room. At first unbelieving, he is eventually convinced that his life is in danger, and he needs to leave immediately. He is put secretly on a small ship, instead of a train, but among the passengers is a Nazi still determined to stop him, and thus begins his "journey into fear." Basis for the 1943 Orson Welles film of the same title. 275 pp.

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    Condition: Very good+ in salmon colored cloth in a very good- dust jacket (offsetting to the endpapers, tiny spot on tinted top edge, some overall edgewear and chipping to the dj, one tape repair to interior of dj) Overall, a tight and straight copy in a complete dust jacket with the original price of $2.00 still present.

    Book ID: 77426
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  • THE L SHAPED ROOM. by Banks, Lynne Reid.
    Banks, Lynne Reid.
    THE L SHAPED ROOM.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, set in London, in an England on the cusp of social change, the story of a young woman who finds herself pregnant, kicked out of the house by her father, who finds shelter in a top floor apartment - the L shaped room - in a seedy Fulham building. Basis for the film of the same name. 320 pp.

    Condition: Good only in red cloth in a good dust jacket (rather severe age-toning to the pages, overall edgewear to the dj, original price of $4.50 still present.) .

    Book ID: 78437
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  • Benioff, David..
    THE 25TH HOUR.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Benioff's first book, the story of the last night of freedom for Monty Brogan before he begins serving a seven-year jail term for drug dealing. Basis for the Spike Lee film starring Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson, Brian Cox, and Anna Paquin. SIGNED on the title page. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-340822287.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. (usual light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 61717
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  • THE DA VINCI CODE. by Brown, Dan.
    Brown, Dan.
    THE DA VINCI CODE.

    Edition: First printing (complete number line.)

    New York: Doubleday, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The runaway bestseller, basis for the movie of the same name. 454 pp. ISBN: 0-385-504209.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49987
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  • THE DA VINCI CODE. by Brown, Dan.
    Brown, Dan.
    THE DA VINCI CODE.

    Edition: First printing (complete number line.)

    New York: Doubleday, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The runaway bestseller, basis for the movie of the same name. "Scotoma" misspelled as "skitoma" on page 243. 454 pp. ISBN: 0-385-504209.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81367
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  • LONDON BOULEVARD. by Bruen, Ken.
    Bruen, Ken.
    LONDON BOULEVARD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2009). First edition - A "dark twist on the classic story 'Sunset Boulevard' " by this award-winning Irish writer. Basis for the 2010 independent film of the same name. 250 pp,

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79717
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  • "KEITH" in THE PEREGRINE READER by Carlson, Ron and James D. Houston, signed] Vause, Mikel and Porter, Carl, editors (Carver, Raymond; Doctorow, E. L.; O'Brien, Tim; Matthiessen, Peter, et als, contributors)
    Carlson, Ron and James D. Houston, signed] Vause, Mikel and Porter, Carl, editors (Carver, Raymond; Doctorow, E. L.; O'Brien, Tim; Matthiessen, Peter, et als, contributors)
    "KEITH" in THE PEREGRINE READER

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Salt Lake City: Gibbs-Smith, 1996. SIGNED first edition - SIGNED by two authors: by Ron Carlson at his story "Keith" - basis for the award-winning film of the same name - and by Houston at his story "Faith." A retrospective collection of works read by participants at the National Undergraduate Literature Conference over the past 12 years - included are prose, poetry and essays by the authors shown above and by others including Richard Ford, Tess Gallager, Carolyn Forche, John Barth, John Edgar Wideman, Tobias Wolff, Robert Stone, Jeanne Houston, Maxine Kumin, George Garrett, Robert Olen Butler, Ray Bradbury and more. A wonderful anthology which includes previously unpublished essays on the reading and writing process. 348 pgs, a slightly oversized format. ISBN: 0-87905-8161.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 42252
    Keywords: Anthology, movie basis
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  • THE PEREGRINE READER by (Carver, Raymond; Doctorow, E. L.; O'Brien, Tim; Matthiessen, Peter, et als) Vause, Mikel and Porter, Carl, editors
    (Carver, Raymond; Doctorow, E. L.; O'Brien, Tim; Matthiessen, Peter, et als) Vause, Mikel and Porter, Carl, editors
    THE PEREGRINE READER

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Salt Lake City: Gibbs-Smith, 1996. First edition - A retrospective collection of works read by participants at the National Undergraduate Literature Conference over the past 12 years - included are prose, poetry and essays by the authors shown above and by others including Richard Ford, Tess Gallager, Carolyn Forche, John Barth, John Edgar Wideman, Tobias Wolff, Robert Stone, Jeanne Houston, Maxine Kumin, George Garrett, Robert Olen Butler, Ray Bradbury and more. A wonderful anthology which includes previously unpublished essays on the reading and writing process. 348 pgs, a slightly oversized format. ISBN: 0-87905-8161.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56164
    Keywords: Anthology, movie basis
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  • Dooling, Richard
    CRITICAL CARE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, the basis for the very funny movie of the same name.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (prev owner's name, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 5767
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  • INTRUDER IN THE DUST. by Faulkner, William.
    Faulkner, William.
    INTRUDER IN THE DUST.

    Edition: Sixteenth printing / book club edition.

    New York: Random House, (c 1948) dj. Hardcover - A novel about murder and racial prejudice, basis for the powerful 1949 Clarence Brown film. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. 247 pp. Original dust jacket art by E. McKnight Kauffer.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (previous owner's name dated 1974)

    Book ID: 82005
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  • CIMARRON. by Ferber, Edna (1887-1968.)
    Ferber, Edna (1887-1968.)
    CIMARRON.

    Edition: First edition (stated)

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1930. Hardcover first edition - Novel which begins with the Oklahoma land rush - on the Cherokee strip - in 1893.Twice adapted for the movies (in 1931 and again in 1960.) 388 pp Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Fair condition only in the original tan cloth covers (soiling to the covers, binding somewhat shaken, but still sturdy, prev owner's name) .

    Book ID: 63396
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  • HIGH CRIMES. by Finder, Joseph.
    Finder, Joseph.
    HIGH CRIMES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His fourth novel, a legal thriller and basis for the 2002 film of the same name, starring Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd. SIGNED on the title page. 341 pp. ISBN: 0-688-149626.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82368
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  • HIGH CRIMES. by Finder, Joseph.
    Finder, Joseph.
    HIGH CRIMES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His fourth novel, a legal thriller and basis for the 2002 film of the same name, starring Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd. SIGNED on the title page. 341 pp. ISBN: 0-688-149626.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 48721
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  • THE DAY OF THE JACKAL. by Forsyth,
    Forsyth,
    THE DAY OF THE JACKAL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, an international thriller, basis for the film of the same name - "The Jackal. A tall, blond Englishman with opaque, gray eyes. A killer at the top of his profession. A man unknown to any secret service in the world. An assassin with a contract to kill the world's most heavily guarded man.. . And as the minutes count down to the final act of execution, it seems that there is no power on earth that can stop the Jackal." Winner of the Edgar award for best first novel. 380 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-670259365.

    Condition: Very good+ in a good dust jacket (closed tear and associated creasing, some toning to the white background of the dj, orig price of 7.95 still present)

    Book ID: 78729
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  • THE JUROR by Green, George Dawes
    Green, George Dawes
    THE JUROR

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Warner, 1995. First edition - The second mystery by the author of "The Caveman's Valentine," basis for the movie of the same name. 420 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 61974
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  • THE JUROR by Green, George Dawes
    Green, George Dawes
    THE JUROR

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Warner, 1995. First edition - The second mystery by the author of "The Caveman's Valentine," basis for the movie of the same name. 420 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 7082
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  • THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. by Green, John.
    Green, John.
    THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A young adult novel, both an enormous best seller and the basis of the very popular movie of the same name. SIGNED (in green) by the author on a blank preliminary page. 313 pp. ISBN: 978-0525478812.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 68339
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  • BONGWATER. by Hornburg, Michael.
    Hornburg, Michael.
    BONGWATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - a "neo-beat grungeoisie love story" which follows a group of young people as they move between Portland, Oregon, and New York, "circulating lazily on the perimeters of society, their days structured around a cup of coffee, scoring a little weed, jobs that come and go." SIGNED on the title page. Reportedly based on Hornburg's relationship with then-unknown Courtney Love, and the basis for a 1998 film of the same name. 189 pp. ISBN: 0-802115101.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81018
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  • BONGWATER. by Hornburg, Michael.
    Hornburg, Michael.
    BONGWATER.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Quartet, (1995). First edition - The author's first novel - a "neo-beat grungeoisie love story" which follows a group of young people as they move between Portland, Oregon, and New York, "circulating lazily on the perimeters of society, their days structured around a cup of coffee, scoring a little weed, jobs that come and go." Reportedly based on Hornburg's relationship with then-unknown Courtney Love, and the basis for a 1998 film of the same name. Issued only as a trade paperback in the UK. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-704302527.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers with self-flaps. .

    Book ID: 81019
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  • THE DESERT HEALER. by Hull, E, M. (Edith Maud Hull, 1880-1947)
    Hull, E, M. (Edith Maud Hull, 1880-1947)
    THE DESERT HEALER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Small, Maynard and Co,. (1923). Hardcover first edition - Romantic novel by this British author, set in the deserts of North Africa and published just a few years after her novel, The Sheik, which was not only a huge bestseller, but the basis of the 1923 film of the same title starring Rudolf Valentino. This novel was the basis for the 1926 film "Old Loves and New" starring Walter Pidgeon. 302 pp

    Condition: Fair condition only in charcoal cloth with red lettering - some rubbing and fading to the spine, spine slant, previous owner's name,

    Book ID: 81971
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  • RICH IN LOVE. by Humphreys, Josephine.
    Humphreys, Josephine.
    RICH IN LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1987). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning Southern author's second novel, set in South Carolina, this is the story of how the Odom family fell apart and then reconfigured itself in a new pattern, as told by their 17 year old daughter. Basis for the 1992 film of the same name starring Albert Finney, Jill Clayburgh. SIGNED on the title page. Cover praise by Louise Erdrich and Gloria Naylor, among others. 261 pp. Dust jacket by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-670818100.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 80795
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  • THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE. by Hunter, Evan (1926-2005)
    Hunter, Evan (1926-2005)
    THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1954. Hardcover - A very early printing of the first novel by the writer probably best known for the 87th Precinct novels under the pseudonym of Ed McBain. Basis for the film starring Glenn Ford, Sidney Poitier, Vic Morrow and Anne Francis. 309 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good overall dust jacket with some edgewear and rubbing, original price of $3.50 on the front flap.

    Book ID: 82013
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  • Kellerman, Jonathan.
    WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery, which introduced psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. Winner of the Edgar and Anthony awards for best first novel. Basis for the movie of the same name. 293 pp. ISBN: 0-689-115199.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket - not quite a perfect copy, but close to it.

    Book ID: 77893
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  • KILLSHOT by Leonard, Elmore
    Leonard, Elmore
    KILLSHOT

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - One shot is all it takes - that is the kill shot. A veteran assassin and his dangerous partner pursue a couple who stumbled upon an extortion scheme. Basis for the movie of the same name starring Mickey Rourke. 287 pp. ISBN: 1-557-100411.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75133
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  • KILLSHOT by Leonard, Elmore
    Leonard, Elmore
    KILLSHOT

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, 1989. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One shot is all it takes - that is the kill shot. A veteran assassin and his dangerous partner pursue a couple who stumbled upon an extortion scheme. SIGNED on title page and dated 4-29-89, in the year of publication. Basis for the movie of the same name starring Mickey Rourke. 287 pp. ISBN: 1-557-100411.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72643
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  • THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. by Mailer, Norman.
    Mailer, Norman.
    THE NAKED AND THE DEAD.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Modern Library, (1961) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mailer's first novel, originally published in 1948, and a book which almost immediately became a classic, and is considered one of the great war novels. It was based in part on his experiences with the 112th Cavalry Regiment during the Philippines Campaign in World War II. Basis for a 1958 film of the same title. Issued in 1961 as #321 in the Modern Library series. In the Toledano 8 binding of gray cloth with gold lettering on green block on front board and spine. Map frontispiece. 791 pp. Gray and white Kent end papers. Reverse side of jacket lists 403 titles.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 67844
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  • THE PEREGRINE READER by (Nelson, Antonya, signed; Carlson, Ron, signed; Wolff, Tobias; Unger, Douglas; Carver, Raymond; Doctorow, E. L.; O'Brien, Tim; Matthiessen, Peter, et als) Vause, Mikel and Porter, Carl, editors
    (Nelson, Antonya, signed; Carlson, Ron, signed; Wolff, Tobias; Unger, Douglas; Carver, Raymond; Doctorow, E. L.; O'Brien, Tim; Matthiessen, Peter, et als) Vause, Mikel and Porter, Carl, editors
    THE PEREGRINE READER

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Salt Lake City: Gibbs-Smith, 1996. SIGNED first edition - A retrospective collection of works read by participants at the National Undergraduate Literature Conference over the past 12 years - included are prose, poetry and essays by the authors shown above and by others including Richard Ford, Tess Gallager, Carolyn Forche, John Barth, John Edgar Wideman, Tobias Wolff, Robert Stone, Jeanne Houston, Maxine Kumin, George Garrett, Robert Olen Butler, Ray Bradbury and more. A wonderful anthology which includes previously unpublished essays on the reading and writing process. 348 pgs, a slightly oversized format. ISBN: 0-87905-8161.

    Condition: SIGNED by two contributors: Ron Carlson at his story "Keith" (basis for the film of the same name) and Antonya Nelson at "In the Land of Men." Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (plain pocket inside front cover.)

    Book ID: 45780
    Keywords: Anthology, movie basis
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  • SLIPPY McGEE, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man. by Oemler, Marie Conway (1875 -1932)
    Oemler, Marie Conway (1875 -1932)
    SLIPPY McGEE, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: The Century Company, 1920. Hardcover - Southern author's first novel, the story of a priest in a small and poor South Carolina town, who takes in the notorious safe-cracker Slippy McGee after he barely survives the loss of his leg from a train accident. Basis for two films, in 1923 and again in 1948. 405 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in dark green cloth with black lettering.

    Book ID: 72730
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  • IRON ORCHARD. by Pendleton, Tom (pseudonym of Edmund Pendleton Van Zandt Jr.)
    Pendleton, Tom (pseudonym of Edmund Pendleton Van Zandt Jr.)
    IRON ORCHARD.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Collins, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's award-winning first novel, an epic story which begins in the thirties with Jim McNeely heading on foot from his hometown to begin a new life as a roustabout in the Permian Basin. He's not quite twenty, already orphaned, and has little more than the threadbare suit on his back. When he arrives at the Dead Lake man camp, he is subjected to the violent, brutal reality of the occupation, but even though he learns to survive there, he has bigger dreams. Sometimes referred to as "the wildcatter's Bible" this was published by Van Zandt under a pseudonym, since he was from a prominent Forth Worth family. Basis for the 2018…

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    London: Collins, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's award-winning first novel, an epic story which begins in the thirties with Jim McNeely heading on foot from his hometown to begin a new life as a roustabout in the Permian Basin. He's not quite twenty, already orphaned, and has little more than the threadbare suit on his back. When he arrives at the Dead Lake man camp, he is subjected to the violent, brutal reality of the occupation, but even though he learns to survive there, he has bigger dreams. Sometimes referred to as "the wildcatter's Bible" this was published by Van Zandt under a pseudonym, since he was from a prominent Forth Worth family. Basis for the 2018 independent film of the same name, featuring the author's son, actor Ned Van Zandt and directed by Ty Roberts. 412 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (some small holes to the front cover of the dj, minor edgewear - original price of 30s still present).

    Book ID: 78790
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