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1 (Algren, Nelson). Giles, James R. CONFRONTING THE HORROR: The Novels of Nelson Algren
Kent, Ohio, and London: The Kent State University Press, (1989). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Examines the evolution of themes within the works of the author of THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM and A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 (Anonymous: No author credited) FLASH GORDON BOOK THREE: CRISIS ON CITADEL II
New York: Tempo Books/Grosset & Dunlap/A Filmways Company, (1980). First edition: Paperback Original. Tempo #12963-9. Mass Market Paperback. A nearly fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps with cover art by Boris Vallejo: Flash--on his knees!--defends himself against a bald, greenish giant (android?) whose left arm has been severed just below the shoulder and seems to be spewing sparks. 
Third entry in the Tempo's series of new adventures for the dauntless (and enduringingly popular) comic book space hero. The De Laurentis big screen adaptation starring Sam Jones and featuring a Queen soundtrack (Flash!) also premiered in 1980. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 (Burroughs, Edgar Rice). Hemingway, Ernest FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition: first state of the dust jacket, the name of the photographer, [Lloyd] ''Arnold,'' does not appear below the photograph of Hemingway. Hardcover. Spine tanned, endpapers brown-toned, as usual, else near fine in oatmeal cloth with black spine lettering stamped to red panel background; in a very good plus dust jacket with some shelfwear, minor chipping, a tear and associated crease, and mild fading. 
A first edition of Hemingway's classic chronicle of the Spanish Civil War and of star-crossed lovers Robert Jordan and Maria. This copy is from the library of Florence Gilbert Burroughs (Edgar Rice Burroughs' second wife) with her attractive bookplate. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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4 (Chaney, Lon). Coolidge-Rask, Marie LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, (1928). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. An unusually nice, near fine example, with owner's very faint rubber-stamped name to front endsheet, mild darkening to spine, a dot or two of minor stain to covers; in a full-color, high quality FACSIMILE dust jacket which replicates the original jacket. 
Scarce movie-tie for the most famous of all lost films, directed by Todd Browning, and starring Lon Chaney in a dual role as Scotland Yard Inspector and his only appearance as a vampire! Illustrated with eight stills reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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5 (Christie, Agatha). Tynan, Kathleen AGATHA
New York: Ballantine Books, (1978). 034527718X / 9780345277183 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in red cloth lettered in silver; in mildly faded dust jacket. 
An imaginary solution to the authentic mystery of Agatha Christie's amnesia-induced disappearance in December of 1926. Filmed with Dustin Hoffman and Vanessa Redgrave. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 (Deighton, Len). Hill, Weldon ONIONHEAD
(London): Andre Deutsch, (1958). Third impression. Hardcover. Near fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with a discolored (orange to yellow) spine panel and a small stain to the white rear panel. 
This novel is the basis for the Warner Bros. film starring Andy Griffith which was an attempt to cash in on the success of NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS. The jacket was designed by spy writer/illustrator Len Deighton and this copy has been SIGNED by him. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 (Faulkner, William). Fadiman, Regina K. FAULKNER'S INTRUDER IN THE DUST: Novel Into Film
Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, (1978). 0870492144 / 9780870492143 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Remainder spray to upper page edges, else near fine, in clay colored cloth with gilt and black spine stamping; in a mildly age-toned, very very lightly worn, near fine dust jacket. 329 pages, including index. Photo-illustrations. 
Detailed study of the classic adaptation of Faulkner's novel into the MGM film, including the full annotated screenplay by Ben Maddow. Fadiman records the major steps in the process: genesis, studio disagreements, shooting, aftermath. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 (Fleming, Ian). Benson, Raymond THE JAMES BOND BEDSIDE COMPANION
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1984). 0396083838 / 9780396083832 First edition, first printing: hardcover issue. Review copy with publisher's slip. Hardcover. Corner tips lightly bumped, else a near fine copy; in lightly edgeworn, near fine dust jacket missing a tiny chip from the upper front panel. Illustrated with 100 photographs, some published here for the first time. 
The first book to examine the James Bond phenomenon in a single volume provides an encyclopedic celebration of 007 and Bondmania: Fleming bio, character portrait of Bond, detailed analyses of the books and the films. Quarto. 256 pages, indexed. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9 (Forster, E. M.) Duckworth, Alistair M. HOWARDS END: E. M. Forster's House of Fiction
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). 0805783660 / 9780805783667 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''Rooksnest House'' by Christa Zorn-Belde. Notes, bibliography, index. 
A literary analysis of E. M. Forster's 1910 novel about Edwardian England and the Schlegel and Wilcox families. Mr. Duckworth discusses the use of oppositions in a close reading of the text, as well as providing an historical and biographical context. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 (Foster, Alan Dean). Lucas, George STAR WARS: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker
New York: Ballantine Books/A Del Rey Book, [1977]. 0345274768 / 9780345274762 First hardcover edition: issued by the Science Fiction Book Club, with the code "S27" on page 183. Hardcover. Fine, unread in grey boards with spine titles in dark blue; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket with minor shelfwear. Jacket front panel painting by John Berkey. 
The novelization of one of the most popular films of all time. This is the story of Luke Skywalker, and his fight against Darth Vader and the Empire, ghostwritten by Alan Dean Foster, as George Lucas. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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11 (Frasconi, Antonio). Singer, Isaac Bashevis YENTL THE YESHIVA BOY
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1983). 0374293473 / 9780374293475 First edition. Translated from the Yiddish by Marion Magid and Elizabeth Pollet. Hardcover. Previous owner's rubber-stamped address to front pastedown, else fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with a hint of wear to the edges. 
The Nobel prize-winning author's modern fable, here accompanied by Antonio Frasconi's elegant folk-art style woodcuts. A very attractive production. The basis for Barbra Streisand's film adaptation. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 (Frasconi, Antonio). Singer, Isaac Bashevis YENTL THE YESHIVA BOY
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1983). First edition. Translated from the Yiddish by Marion Magid and Elizabeth Pollet. Hardcover. Fine in pictorial dust jacket with two short closed edge tears. 
One of Singer's most beloved short stories, charmingly illustrated with woodcut plates, vignettes and chapter heads by Antonio Frasconi. Source of the film adaptation directed by and starring Barbra Streisand. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 (Greene, Graham). Phillips, Gene D., S.J. GRAHAM GREENE: The Films of His Fiction
New York and London: Teachers College Press, (1974). 0807723762 / 9780807723760 First paperback edition: a trade paperback original. Studies in Culture & Communications. Trade Paperback. Fine, as-new, in a fine, photo-pictorial wraps. [204] pages; indexed; illustrated. 
Examines the film versions of Greene's work made by the novelist himself and those done by other screenwriters, analyzing those of his lighter fiction, or "entertainments," as well as of his serious novels. Interview with Greene. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 (Haggard, H. Rider). KING SOLOMON'S MINES: The Book of the Film
London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, [1950]. First edition. Hardcover. Some light wear and tiny areas of abrasion to the extremities, a few tiny dots of stain within, a tiny area of sticker pull to front cover, else a near fine copy in cloth-backed, color photo-pictorial boards. 
Oversized movie tie-in issue with 80 photo-illustrations (8 in color) and novelized text from the MGM Technicolor film based on Haggard's novel. Sensational edition with terrific stills of stars Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger and Richard Carlson. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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15 (Hemingway, Ernest). Laurence, Frank M. HEMINGWAY AND THE MOVIES
Jackson: University Press of Mississipi, (1981). 0878051155 / 9780878051151 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 329 pages; notes, appendices, and an index. Illustrated with photos, stills, posters, newspaper ads, etc. 
A study of Hemingway's stories and novels in their Hollywood versions. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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16 (Hitchcock, Alfred). Knott, Frederick DIAL M FOR MURDER Advertising Campaign Booklet
1955. Very lightly rumpled, else near fine in 12''x15'' stapled wraps; printed in black-and-white on slick paper with red-and-black-and-white covers. Multiple illustrations on every page. 20 pages. 
Historic publicity guide for Hitch's only 3-D picture is loaded with variant poster styles, tag-lines and press releases, as well as offers of promotional accessories like bumper strips, marquee valances, cut-out standees, 3-D snipes, and lobby stunts. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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17 (King, Stephen). Darabont, Frank THE GREEN MILE
[No place]. [No publisher], [No date]. Shooting script: final draft. 126 xeroxed 8.5 x 11 inch pages, brad-bound within official Castle Rock Entertainment/Time Warner Company cardstock covers. 
Darabont, who also directed, has SIGNED the title-page of this promotional copy of his screenplay for King's serial novel. The screenplay, the film, and supporting actor Michael Clarke Duncan were all nominated for Oscars. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, (2000). 0786407077 / 9780786407071 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, a new book, in laminated, photo-pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued. Large octavo. 214 pages, including index and bibliography. Illustrated with film stills reproduced intext. 
Each literary work by these two premiere purveyors of exotic adventure yarns is summarized and followed by a complete filmography and analysis. Separate sections provide information on adaptations created for the radio, stage, and television. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 (Macdonald, Ross). Macdonald, John THE MOVING TARGET
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. 9997519493 / 9789997519498 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fading to spine, light wear and abrasion at spine ends and corner tips, dot of damp-fading to red-purple top-edge tint, scattered staining within; thus very good only; lacking dust jacket. 
The first Lew Archer novel--released as by John Macdonald, before Kenneth Millar had adopted "Ross" as his nom de noir; eventually filmed as HARPER with Paul Newman as the rechristened heir apparent to Marlowe and Spade. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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20 (Maugham, W. Somerset). Loss, Archie K. OF HUMAN BONDAGE: Coming of Age in the Novel
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1990). 080578067X / 9780805780673 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''Cliff Dwellers'' by George Bellows. Chronology of Maugham's life and works, notes, bibliography, index. 
Maugham's novel of 1915, that follows the life of Philip Carey, is analyzed by Loss, who also discusses the film version. The text is viewed through the life story of the author, as well as the literary context of the pre-war period. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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