5001 Nights at the Movies
London, Marion Boyars, (1993). The first British expanded edition of her 1982 collection. From the library of Pauline Kael and with her corrections to the text. On the half-title, Kael has marked four page numbers (and erased a fifth) where corrections are needed, and she has made the changes on the corresponding pages. The changes are small: an uncredited name added; two missing letters; the fourth change is unclear. What's remarkable is that this is a 945 page book, with several thousand reviews. It's true that in the preface to the original edition she asked readers to write to her with corrections, so perhaps she didn't have to read the entire edition herself, but she obviously cared deeply about the accuracy of her work. Only issued in wrappers. Mild foxing to the top edge; shallow lamination creasing; near fine. [#035650] $300
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