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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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  • THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE. by Aiken, Joan (1904-2004)
    Aiken, Joan (1904-2004)
    THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Jonathan Cape, (1962) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth novel by this prolific and award winning writer, a masterful dark fantasy novel for older children, one which "takes place in 1832 - in a period of English history that never happened. Good King James III is on the throne and the country is ravaged by wolves which have migrated through the newly opened Channel Tunnel." Dust jacket art and illustrations by Pat Marriott. 159 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. A very attractive copy of this scarce first edition.

    Book ID: 65759
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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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  • 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. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The runaway bestseller, basis for the movie of the same name. INSCRIBED on the half title page "To -- with my best wishes" and dated March 25, 2003 - the month of publication. 454 pp. ISBN: 0-385-504209.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 75137
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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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  • 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. and uncommon thus. 341 pp. ISBN: 0-688-149626.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 48721
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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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  • 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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  • THE RUINS. by Smith, Scott.
    Smith, Scott.
    THE RUINS.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Author's second novel. Trapped in the Mexican jungle on the Yucatan Peninsula, two young American couples and tourists they had befriended from Germany and Greece stumble upon a creeping horror unlike anything they could imagine, and a lighthearted vacation becomes a struggle for survival. Basis for the film of the same name. SIGNED on the title page. Dust jacket praise from Stephen King and Gillian Flynn, among others. 319 pp. ISBN: 1-400043875.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76766
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  • DEEP DOWN DARK: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free. by Tobar, Hector.
    Tobar, Hector.
    DEEP DOWN DARK: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - A detailed and in-depth account of the 69 day ordeal of these 33 miners by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist. 309 pp. ISBN: 978-0374280604.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70044
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  • Toole, F. X. (pseudonym of Jerry Boyd.)
    ROPE BURNS: Stories from the Corner (includes 'Million $$$ [Dollar] Baby.')

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book, a powerful collection of five short stories and the title novella, by Boyd, whose years of experience as a 'cut-man' (the one who staunches the blood flow and allows fights to continue), gives these stories a sometimes heart-breaking authenticity. One of the stories - 'Million $$$ Baby' - was the basis for the 2004 Academy-award winning film, produced and directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Hilary Swank. 235 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0198206.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 44476
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  • BIRDY. by Wharton, William.
    Wharton, William.
    BIRDY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - An extraordinary first novel, the story of a boy - and later a man's - obsession with flight, an obsession that both liberates him and drives him to madness. Winner of the National Book Award. Basis for the film of the same name starring Nicholas Cage. 310 pp. Dust jacket by Fred Marcellino. ISBN: 0-394-425693.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (slit to front cover of dj beside the spine).

    Book ID: 61247
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