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Grand Illusion:  A Film by Jean Renoir
1 Grand Illusion: A Film by Jean Renoir
NY Simon and Schuster 1968 First Printing Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Sticker on front cover. 
Many film stills. Credits and cast listing. Essay by Erich von Stroheim. Translated from the French by Andrew Sinclair and Marianne Alexandre. Ev; Classic Film Scripts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 104 pages 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Ivan the Terrible:  A Film by Sergei Eisenstein
2 Ivan the Terrible: A Film by Sergei Eisenstein
NY Simon and Schuster 1970 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers lightly soiled. 
Many film stills. Credits and cast listing. Several essays by Rostislav Yurenyev, Mikhail Romm and Nikolai Cherkasov. Ev; Classic Film Scripts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 265 pages 
Price: 7.00 USD
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The Seventh Seal:  A Film by Ingmar Bergman
3 The Seventh Seal: A Film by Ingmar Bergman
NY Simon and Schuster 1960 First Printing Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Sticker on front cover. 
Many film stills. Credits and cast listing. Introduction by Ingmar Bergman. Translated from the Swedish by Lars Malmstrom and David Kushner. Ev; Classic Film Scripts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 82 pages 
Price: 7.00 USD
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The Third Man:  A Film by Graham Greene and Carol Reed
4 The Third Man: A Film by Graham Greene and Carol Reed
NY Simon and Schuster 1968 First Printing Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers foxed, sticker ghost on front free endpaper. 
Many film stills. Credits and cast listing. Introduction by Andrew Sinclair. Ev; Classic Film Scripts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 134 pages 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Affliction, Banks, Russell
5 Banks, Russell Affliction
NY Harper and Row 1989 0060161426 / 9780060161422 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Page tops and fore-edges foxed. Signed by Author
Signed by the author on the title page. A novel about a part-time New Hampshire policeman, Wade Whitehouse, who descends into violence and which was made into a 1997 film starring Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, Willem Dafoe, and James Coburn. ; 355 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Barrier, Beach, Rex
6 Beach, Rex The Barrier
NY Harper and Brothers 1908 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards rounded and rubbed, front hinge cracked. 
Gray cloth binding with black, orange and green heraldic and forest design on front boards. Photoplay edition with three pages of photos from the 1926 silent film based on this novel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 8.00 USD
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The Crying Game, Braine, John
7 Braine, John The Crying Game
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1968 041344290X / 9780413442901 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Pages toned, price sticker on front jacket flap, jacket rubbed and lightly tattered at spine. 
Grey cloth binding. Author photo on rear jacket panel. Library of Congress number 68-9195. This is not the story which was made into the 1992 British film of the same title starring Stephen Rea, but a wholly unconnected novel about young swinging journalists in Sixties London and the parties and the smart set that attends them at his groovy pad. Shagadelic! ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 302 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Bingo Long Traveling All Stars and Motor Kings, Brashler, William
8 Brashler, William The Bingo Long Traveling All Stars and Motor Kings
NY Harper and Row 1973 006010449X / 9780060104498 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Owner name on front free endpaper, jacket rubbed and one 1/2 tear at head of spine. 
Jacket art by Paul Bacon. A humorous baseball classic about the Negro Leagues, later made into the 1976 film starring Richard Pryor, James Earl Jones and Billy Dee Williams. ; 244 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Before and After, Brown, Rosellen
9 Brown, Rosellen Before and After
NY Farrar Straus Giroux 1992 0374109990 / 9780374109998 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by the author on the half-title. Author photo on rear jacket flap. This novel was made into the eponymous 1996 film starring Liam Neeson and Meryl Streep. ; 354 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 17.00 USD
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Naked Lunch, Burroughs, William S.
10 Burroughs, William S. Naked Lunch
NY Grove Press 1959 First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Owner name penciled on front free endpaper, corners worn and rounded, very slightly cocked, page tops spotted. 
Halfbound black cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine. Black topstain. Burroughs' best known novel, a classic of Beat and 20th century American literature, which loosely relays the author's life during fifteen years' addiction to various kinds of opioid junk. Peter Weller played Burroughs in the 1991 film adaptation of the book. xvi, 255 pp. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Bedelia, Caspary, Vera
11 Caspary, Vera Bedelia
Philadelphia The Blakiston Company 1945 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket tattered. 
Jacket art by Susanne Suba. A suspenseful novel about "a psychopath as fluffy as eiderdown, a kitten whose claws were steel." This book was the basis for the 1946 British film of the same title starring Margaret Lockwood. ; Book Club Edition; 187 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Lost Lady, Cather, Willa
12 Cather, Willa A Lost Lady
NY Grosset and Dunlap 1925 Reprint Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly worn and soiled, pages toned. 
Green cloth binding. Contains eight stills from the 1925 Warner Brothers silent film adaptation starring Irene Rich. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 174 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Breaker, Denton, Kit
13 Denton, Kit The Breaker
Sydney, Australia Angus & Robertson 1980 0207140650 / 9780207140655 Reprint Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Owner signature on front free endpaper, jacket lightly tattered. 
A historical novel about a legendary Aussie horseman whose guilt for murder during the Boer War era remains in doubt. This book served as the basis for the film "Breaker Morant". ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 268 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Ragtime, Doctorow, E. L.
14 Doctorow, E. L. Ragtime
NY Random House 1975 0394469011 / 9780394469010 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed and has short tear at foot and small stain to top left corner of front panel. 
Brown cloth binding with gilt stamping on front boards and spine. Author photo by Jill Krementz on rear jacket panel. The sweeping novel about America at the beginning of the 20th century, later made into the 1981 film directed by Milos Forman. Ragtime won the 1975 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and made Modern Library's list of Best 100 English-Language Novels of the 20th Century. ; 270 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The History of the Ginger Man, Donleavy, J. P.
15 Donleavy, J. P. The History of the Ginger Man
London Viking 1994 0670847933 / 9780670847938 First British Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed. Signed by Author
Signed and dated by Donleavy on the title page. Black cloth binding with gilt title on spine. Many photos, including front jacket portrait of the artist as a young man and rear jacket photo of an elder Donleavy lakeside with Irish wolfhound. The Ginger Man is Donleavy's first novel and remains his most acclaimed, having been selected by The Modern Library as one of the best 100 Novels of the 20th Century. The present book is an autobiography of his youth in New York City, schooling at Trinity College in Dublin, bohemian doings in Ireland, becoming an Irish citizen, and the machinations behind publication rights for The Ginger Man. Johnny Depp was rumored to have been the star of a remake of The Ginger Man as a film a few years ago, but no production is currently being filmed. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 517 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 90.00 USD
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Strangers on a Bridge:  The Case of Colonel Abel, Donovan, James B.
16 Donovan, James B. Strangers on a Bridge: The Case of Colonel Abel
NY Atheneum 1964 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Boards sunned, slightly shaken, jacket price-clipped and tattered. 
Brown cloth binding. Foreword by Charles S. Desmond. xi, 432 pp. Author photo on rear jacket panel. A true story of the Cold War spy swap between the US and the USSR in 1962 by the lawyer who defended the Soviet spy, Rudolf Ivanovich Abel, in American court and then escorted him over Berlin's Glienicker Bridge to make the deal. This book was the basis for the 2015 film "Bridge of Spies" starring Tom Hanks. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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Rio Rita, Drago, Harry Sinclair
17 Drago, Harry Sinclair Rio Rita
NY A. L. Burt Company 1929 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly rubbed, pages toned, shaken. 
Red cloth binding. A photoplay edition of the 1929 RKO film starring Bebe Daniels and John Boles. The film was based on the 1927 Flo Ziegfeld operetta, a musical comedy set in a Mexican town. Four black and white stills from the film. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Jane Austen Book Club, Fowler, Karen Joy
18 Fowler, Karen Joy The Jane Austen Book Club
NY G. P. Putnam's Sons 2003 Uncorrected Proofs Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers lightly scuffed, a couple of dog-eared pages, else a clean, tight copy. 
A bestselling novel, later made into a 2007 film, which revolves around the personal stories of six people who meet to read and discuss Jane Austen's novels. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Poor Little Rich Girl, Gates, Eleanor
19 Gates, Eleanor The Poor Little Rich Girl
NY Grosset and Dunlap 1917 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Pages toned, boards rubbed. 
Gray cloth binding. A photoplay edition with several stills from the 1917 film featuring Mary Pickford in the lead role. ; 447 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Maltese Falcon, Hammett, Dashiell
20 Hammett, Dashiell The Maltese Falcon
Franklin Center, PA Franklin Library 1986 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards have a hint of scuffing. 
Color frontispiece by Gary Kelley. Gilt-stamped black leatherette binding with three raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. A lovely copy of the classic detective novel which made Modern Library's list of the best 100 English-language novels of the 20th century and was later made into the iconic noir film. ; The Collector's Library of the Great Mystery Classics; 188 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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