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Los Angeles, 20th Century Fox, 1940. The revised shooting final screenplay, dated December 15, 1939, although with 24 pages of colored inserts dating from January and February, 1940. Machine stamped "copy #1," belonging to the producer Darryl F. Zanuck. This was one of the two screenplays that O'Hara worked on from September to December 1939 and shared screenplay credits for, in this case with Karl Tunberg and Don Ettlinger. The movie was produced by Zanuck, and starred Vera Zorina, Erich von Stroheim and Peter Lorre. Quarto; mimeographed pages with blue revision sheets inserted. Near fine in printed studio wrappers. Rare. [#025153] $2,000
NY, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1945). An uncommon book by the author of Butterfield 8 and Appointment in Samarra, among others. Inscribed by the author to WEAF radio personality Mary Margaret McBride in the year of publication: "To Mary Margaret/ and how are your/ taste-buds?/ Sincerely/ John O'Hara/ WEAF/ 20 March 1945." Books inscribed by O'Hara are uncommon, although later in his career he did a number of signed limited editions. A fragile book, cheaply produced under wartime conditions, this is a very attractive copy. Some spotting to rear board and fading to spine cloth; near fine in a very good dust jacket with a couple of small, internally tape-mended edge tears. [#016359] $1,250
NY, Vintage, (2003). First thus, a paperback edition of O'Hara's first book, for which Updike contributes an introduction. The introduction is approximately two paragraphs shorter than that Updike provided (as a separate insert) to the BOMC edition in 1988, and at least one paragraph has been altered. Fine. [#024654] $40
NY, Random House, (1949). Very Good in Very Good (foxed, sunned) DJ. Light foxing to DJ flaps and endpapers. Pencil erasure marks to first few leaves. [#707396] $20
NY, Random House, (1949). Later printing. Good/ no DJ. Front hinge starting. Boards stained. [#707395] $20
NY, Random House, (1963). Very Good in Good (edge-worn, dampstained) DJ. [#707400] $20
NY, Random House, (1974). Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#707402] $20
NY, Random House, (1969). Very Good in Good (chipped, dampstained) DJ. [#707404] $20
NY, Random House, (1960). Very Good/ no DJ. [#707406] $20
NY, Random House, (1960). Three volume set. Very Good (no slipcase). No DJs (as issued). [#707407] $20
NY, Random House, (1962). Very Good in Very Good (edge-worn) DJ. [#707410] $20
NY, Random House, (1967). Very Good in Very Good (rubbed, closed tear) DJ. [#707413] $20
NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1969). Later printing. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#707415] $20
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