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61. -. Same title, the trade edition. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a couple of short, closed edge tears. A nice copy of a book that, because of its soft paper dust jacket, shows wear readily.
62. CARTER, Forrest. Gone To Texas. (n.p.): Delacorte (1973). The first novel by the author of The Education of Little Tree, who misrepresented himself as being of Native American heritage. This title was originally published by a small press in the author's native Alabama under the title The Rebel Outlaw - Josey Wales. Carter's ethnic identity seems, in retrospect, to have been hinted at by the copyright holder of this volume -- "Bedford Forrest Carter" -- thus linking the author to the famous hero of the Confederacy, Nathan Bedford Forrest -- a courageous general and raider, but a strident, unreconstructed racist. Gone to Texas was the basis for the Clint Eastwood movie The Outlaw Josey Wales. A cheaply made, "perfectbound" book, this is a near fine copy in dust jacket. Very scarce.
63. -. Same title, uncorrected proof copy. Near fine in tall wrappers. A scarce title, particularly in this format.
64. CHANDLER, Raymond. The Lady in the Lake. NY: Knopf, 1943. The fourth of Chandler's popular hard-boiled mysteries featuring Private Eye Philip Marlowe, which, together with Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade novels, redefined the mystery genre, introducing a distinctly American vein to it. Chandler's books have since become classics, read as much for their vivid descriptions of 1930s and 40s Los Angeles as for their complicated, engaging plots. All of the first four Marlowe books were made into movies (sometimes repeatedly), but what has likely given the series its extraordinary "legs" is Chandler's effort, in the character of Philip Marlowe (here played by Robert Montgomery), to redefine the notion of the Hero in distinctly contemporary terms. The Lady in the Lake had a modest first printing of 6000 copies -- smaller than any of Chandler's novels other than The Big Sleep, which had a printing of 5000 copies. Because it is a wartime book, published under the restrictions on paper usage in effect during World War II and therefore using thin, cheap paper, it is probably the scarcest of the early novels in collectible condition. This copy has a light corner bump and trace rubbing to the cloth at the corners; a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with rubbing to the folds and modest edgewear.
65. CLANCY, Tom. Patriot Games. NY: Putnam (1987). The second state of three states of the first edition. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with errata slip laid in. Brought to the screen with Harrison Ford playing Clancy's spy-hero, Jack Ryan, a role he reprised in the film adaptation of Clancy's novel, Clear and Present Danger.
66. CLARKE, Arthur C. 2010: Odyssey Two. NY: Ballantine (1982). The uncorrected proof copy of the sequel to the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was made into the landmark movie by Stanley Kubrick. 2010 featured John Lithgow and Roy Scheider and was directed by Peter Hyams, of Capricorn One fame. Near fine in wrappers.
67. COLEGATE, Isabel. The Shooting Party. NY: Viking (1981). The first American edition of this novel that was made into a well-received British movie, with a screenplay by Julian Bond and directed by Alan Bridges. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
68. CONDON, Richard. The Manchurian Candidate. NY: McGraw-Hill (1959). The author's second novel, a landmark novel of Cold War intrigue and the surreal world of spies and intelligence agencies, and a precursor to the elaborate and sophisticated spy novels of John Le Carré and others. Basis for the John Frankenheimer movie, one of the defining movies of the Cold War era and one of the American Film Institute's top 100 Films of the Century, which starred Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh. The book, and more especially the movie made from it, helped set the tenor of the times -- a skepticism of authority and authority figures and a distrust of the uses of political and military power -- even as they played on and reinforced the paranoia of the Cold War. Spine corners rubbed; near fine in a very good dust jacket with modest spine-fading and edgewear. A nice copy of a not-particularly-well-made book.
69. CONRAD, Joseph. Youth and Two Other Stories. NY: McClure, Phillips, 1903. The first American edition of this volume, which collects Conrad's classic novella, Heart of Darkness, for the first time. Basis for the made-for-cable movie of the same name, as well as providing the basic story line and overall structure for Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam epic, Apocalypse Now, an AFI 100 film. Owner bookplate front pastedown; front hinge weakening. Very good without dust jacket. An important book; number 14 of Connolly's 100 key volumes of the Modern Movement and on most lists of the top 100 books of the century.
70. -. Same movie. COPPOLA, Eleanor. Notes. NY: Simon & Schuster (1979). Ms. Coppola's notes on the making of her husband's award-winning movie, Apocalypse Now. A diary of the production process, which was fraught with nearly as much drama as the movie itself. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
71. -. Same movie. Press Pamphlet for Apocalypse Now. (n.p.) (United) (1979). Brief history of the film; numerous still photos; complete credits; brief biographical pieces on the major individuals responsible for the film - cast and crew. Near fine.
72. CONRAD, Joseph. The Secret Agent. London: T. Werner Laurie, 1923. The limited edition of this drama in three acts. One of 1000 numbered copies signed by the author. Basis for the Alfred Hitchcock film Sabotage, released in the U.S. as A Woman Alone. Owner bookplate under front flap. Mild offsetting to endpapers and light bowing to boards; still a near fine copy in a tanned but very good dust jacket beginning to split at the extremities of the front spine fold.
73. CONROY, Pat. The Great Santini. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976. The author's third book, first novel, which was made into a well-received movie starring Robert Duvall. First printings of Conroy's later books have numbered in the hundreds of thousands of copies, but this had a considerably smaller print run. Signed by the author. This copy is bowed as though subjected to too much weight; thus only near fine in a near fine dust jacket with the typical foxing to verso.
74. CORTÁZAR, Julio. End of the Game. NY: Pantheon (1967). The first American edition of a collection of stories originally published in 1956 in Mexico. Contains the story "Blow-up" -- basis for the 1966 film by Michelangelo Antonioni, with David Hemmings and Vanessa Redgrave, an example of the link between the European avant garde cinema of the 1960s and the Latin American literature of the same period. Very near fine in like dust jacket with one small tear at the lower back panel. His scarcest publication in this country.
75. CRICHTON, Michael. The Andromeda Strain. NY: Knopf, 1969. The first hardcover book (under his own name) by the author of the hugely successful popular novels Jurassic Park and Rising Sun. Like both of those books, this was also the basis for a well-received movie which, although it did not enjoy the same extraordinary degree of commercial success as the aforementioned films, was nonetheless widely popular and one of the defining films of its time. Crichton has made a literary career of putting his fingers on the pulse of hot social issues and translating the moral questions they raise into compelling adventure stories. Near fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket.
76. CRICHTON, Michael. The Terminal Man. NY: Knopf, 1972. A novel of the intersection of science and ethics, in which the brain of a violent criminal is connected to a computer to regulate his behavior. Basis for the 1974 movie starring George Segal. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
77. -. Another copy. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
78. CRICHTON, Michael. Sphere. NY: Knopf, 1987. The uncorrected proof copy. A combination adventure novel/techno-thriller, made into an underwhelming movie with Dustin Hoffman and Sharon Stone. Crichton co-wrote the screenplay. Fine in wrappers.
79. CURTIS, Walt. Mala Noche. (Portland): BridgeCity Books (1997). First thus, issued after the release of the Gus Van Sant film, with an introduction by Van Sant about Curtis and an afterword by Curtis about Van Sant. Inscribed by Curtis to another poet. Laid in is an index card in Curtis' hand, which says, in part, that the film "shows at art houses now & again. Haven't seen it." However, Curtis' afterword shares some of his reactions to the film. Mala Noche was the first film by Van Sant, who later gained wide recognition and acclaim for My Own Private Idaho, among others. Fine in wrappers.
80. DANN, Patty. Mermaids. NY: Ticknor & Fields, 1986. The uncorrected proof copy of her first book. Fading to spine and 1/2" of front cover; else fine in wrappers. Basis for the popular movie starring Cher, Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci.
81. DAVIES, Valentine. Miracle on 34th Street. NY: Harcourt Brace (1947). The story on which the classic movie was based (as well as three remakes, in 1955, 1973 and 1994), directed by George Seaton and starring Maureen O'Hara and Edmund Gwenn, as well as young up-and-coming stars Natalie Wood, Thelma Ritter and Jack Albertson. Seaton won an Oscar for his screenplay and the film earned Oscars for Davies, for best original story, and Gwenn, for best actor, as well. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
82. DAVIS, Natalie Zemon. The Return of Martin Guerre. Camdridge: Harvard University Press, 1983. The uncorrected proof copy. A book that examines the facts behind the legend, the year after the first film was made, which starred Gerard Depardieu. Remade as Sommersby in 1993, with Richard Gere and Jodie Foster. Fine in wrappers.
83. DEIGHTON, Len. Spy Story. NY: HBJ (1974). Advance reading copy of the first American edition. Lamination beginning to peel in spots, and a tiny piece missing from lower front corner; still near fine in wrappers. A spy novel that was highly praised for its authenticity; basis for the 1976 film by Lindsay Shonteff. Several of Deighton's other spy novels, notably The Ipcress File and Funeral in Berlin, were also made into movies, to somewhat greater recognition than this title.
84. DEIGHTON, Len. Berlin Game. London: Hutchinson (1983). The first volume of his "Game, Set, Match" trilogy. Fine in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Made into the British TV mini-series, Game, Set and Match in 1987.
85. DEXTER, Pete. Paris Trout. NY: Random House (1988). His National Book Award-winning novel. Dexter wrote the screenplay for the film that starred Dennis Hopper. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
86. DICKASON, Christie. Indochine. NY: Villard (1987). A "sweeping saga" of Vietnam "from the...French occupation to the...American invasion." Basis for the movie, starring Catherine Deneuve; winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Remainder stripe; else fine in a fine dust jacket.
87. -. Same title, the advance reading copy. Small split at base of spine and rear cover; near fine in wrappers.
Winner of 5 Academy Awards
88. DINESEN, Isak. Out of Africa. NY: Random House (1938). The first American edition of her second book, a memoir of her life in Nairobi that has come to be regarded as a classic -- one of the defining autobiographies of the 20th century. The film was directed by Sydney Pollack and starred Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, and Klaus Maria Brandauer, and won Oscars for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay (Kurt Luedtke), Cinematography and Music Score. Contemporary owner name on front flyleaf, fading to top stain, and dampstaining to front cover. Still about near fine in a near fine (supplied?) dust jacket with an internally tape-repaired edge tear.
Basis for Luis Buñuel Classic
89. DONOSO, José. Tres Novelitas Burguesas. Barcelona: Seix Barral (1973). "Three bourgeois novels" by this Chilean writer, one of which was the basis for Luis Buñuel's classic film, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Published in the U.S. as Sacred Families: Three Novellas. Donoso's critical volume, The Boom in Spanish American Literature: A Personal History, helped define the new and influential Latin American literature, articulate its characteristics, and identify its leading lights -- of whom the author himself was one. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Very good in self-wraps.
90. -. Same title. Sacred Families. NY: Knopf, 1977. The first American edition.
91. DORRIS, Michael. The Broken Cord. NY: Harper & Row, 1989. Dorris' award-winning account of adopting and raising an Indian boy whom he later discovered suffered from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, a debilitating illness about which virtually nothing was known at the time of the adoption. Thus the book is both a personal memoir and a small but important piece of social history, tracking the medical profession's developing knowledge of this disease over the years. This book later became the basis for a television miniseries, dramatizing the story. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Inscribed by the author. Very near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Surprisingly uncommon these days in the first printing.
92. -. Same title. The advance reading copy. Fine in wrappers.
93. DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Coming of the Fairies. London: Hodder & Stoughton (1922). Basis for last year's movie, FairyTale: A True Story, in which Conan Doyle, the author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, becomes involved in the authentication of a number of photographs of woodland fairies. Peter O'Toole plays Conan Doyle and Harvey Keitel appears as Harry Houdini. The book had a first printing of only 1000 copies. The twelve photographic plates are present, but in several cases laid in now rather than tipped in. Owner name in pencil on front flyleaf; offsetting to endpages and foxing to edges; some mottling and sunning to cloth, and a couple of short tears at the spine crown. A good copy, lacking the dust jacket. Extremely uncommon.
94. DUNAWAY, Faye. Looking for Gatsby. NY: Simon & Schuster (1995). Bound galley sheets of her autobiography, written with Betsy Sharkey. 8 1/2" x 11" tapebound sheets. Penciled editorial note front cover: "___ - This got trashed by Kirkus..." Fine. Dunaway's film credits include Little Big Man, Chinatown, Network, and Mommie Dearest, among others.
95. DUNNE, Philip. How Green Was My Valley. Santa Barbara: Santa Teresa Press, 1990. The screenplay for the award-winning film directed by John Ford. How Green Was My Valley won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. This edition includes the screenplay and a lengthy essay by Dunne on the making of the film. Illustrated with stills from the movie and signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
96. DYE, David. Platoon. [NY: Charter Books, 1986]. A hardcover book club edition of a title that was first published as a paperback original. A novel based on the award-winning film by Oliver Stone, which many consider the best treatment of the Vietnam War to come out of Hollywood. Platoon won Oscars for Best Picture and Director, as well as Film Editing and Sound. An AFI 100 film. Dye, a novelist and Vietnam vet, was a technical advisor on the film. Fine in a fine dust jacket.