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click for a larger image of item #25888, Northeast Indian Quarterly/Akwekon (Ithaca), (Cornell University), 1986-1994. Twenty-four issues (including 1 double issue plus a directory, so 24 items), as follows: Volume 3, Nos. 1-4; Volume 4, Nos. 1/2 and 3; Volume 5, Nos. 2-4; Volume 6, Nos. 3-4; Volume 7, No. 2; Volume 8, Nos. 1-4; Volume 9; Nos. 1, 3, 4; Volume 10; Nos. 1-3; Volume 11, No. 1. Together with the 1992 Directory, "American Indian and Related Resources for the Columbus Quincentennial." The first issue in this run, Volume 3, No.1, Spring, 1986, was the first issue under the new title Northeast Indian Quarterly. Previously, the magazine had been called Indian Studies. The new name corresponded with a new mission statement: initially it had been founded to tell Native people around New York state about the Cornell American Indian Program and its activities; with the new name it was geared also toward telling Cornell students about Indians and Indian activities; also, its scope was broadened to include the entire Northeast U.S. as far south as Washington, D. C., and also three Canadian provinces. A couple of the later issues have some mild edge sunning; else all are fine in stapled wrappers. In 1991 (Volume 8, No. 3), the name Northeast Indian Quarterly was changed to Akwekon. [#025888] $175
$114
New Rochelle, Elizabeth Press, (1965). Poetry by a writer of Cherokee-French descent, also known as Gogisgi. This is his first book. Stamped as having belonged to the literary magazine Epoch. Narrow dampstaining to both spine and foredge; thus very good in stapled wrappers. Scarce. [#026836] $60
$30
(NY), Viking, (2003). The author's second novel, about two World War II veterans, one black and one white. The author is African-American. Inscribed by Baker to another writer, whom Baker refers to as a "great American writer," in the year of publication. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#027523] $50
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NY, Crown, (1993). Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912899] $19
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(n.p.)[Charleston], Chapter Two Bookstore, 1995. A limited edition, and the first separate appearance of this essay by Berendt about Pat Conroy, which was first published in Vanity Fair magazine. One of 300 numbered copies signed by Berendt and Conroy. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#912925] $175
$114
Detroit, Gale Research, 1975. Bookplate on half title. Musty; near fine. Includes the slipcase, which is intact but stained; good. [#030476] $80
$40
(n.p.), Severn House, (n.d). Six dust jackets (no books) for Brandner's The Howling; The Howling Three - Echoes; The Boiling Pool; Carrion; The Brain Eaters (each of those published by Severn House); and Rot, which was published by Cemetery Dance. Each jacket is folded at the rear spine fold; else the lot is fine. [#030492] $125
$81
NY, Horizon, (1983). His third novel, set in New Mexico during the development of the atomic bomb. A fast-paced story and an intellectual adventure of high order. Signed by the author. Fine in a near fine, mildly rubbed dust jacket. [#014399] $25
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Concord, Ewert, 1987. The first publication of this story. One of 12 advance copies, signed by the publisher, William Ewert, but not by Carver. Fine in wrappers. [#912329] $325
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NY, Pantheon, (1974). Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen] in the year of publication, "with friendly greetings." Very good in a very good dust jacket. [#031855] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #32644, Typed Note Signed 1981. An airmail note, written from Oxford, declining an engagement on the grounds that he will be out of the country. Ellmann, one of the leading literary critics of his time, was a Joyce scholar; the recipient of the note directed a Bloomsday festival on Martha's Vineyard for over 35 years, among other Joyce-related activities. Jagged marginal tears from opening, else near fine. [#032644] $70
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(NY), Soho, (1995). Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#916162] $19
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click for a larger image of item #33166, Selected Poems Storrs, University of Connecticut, 1976. Inscribed by the author to the poet Edward Hyland "who's got the goods!" in 1978. Rubbing to the covers near the spine; else near fine in wrappers. A nice association copy between the Gloucester poet and Hyland, the poet from Manchester, who was one of the youngest writers to attend Breadloaf when he was 17 years old. [#033166] $75
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NY, Random House, (1994). Her second book, first collection of stories. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#914039] $19
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click for a larger image of item #31394, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Promotional T-shirt London, Jonathan Cape, 2003. A promotional T-shirt with a "Curious?" tagline and a stabbed dog graphic. Blue, V-neck, "one size" (small-ish), 100% cotton; fine. A different design than the "Curious" t-shirts that are sold at the National Theatre Shop in conjunction with the theatrical release of this title. [#031394] $50
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Denver, MacMurray & Beck, (1999). Signed by the author in the year of publication. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#914119] $19
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click for a larger image of item #33176, Where the Hummingbird Flies NY, Harcourt Brace, (1961). His first novel, which deals with colonial oppression in the author's native Trinidad. Inscribed by the author in 1963 to Max Delson, lawyer and Socialist Party leader, with "enduring esteem." Hercules came to New York in the 1940s where his father, an anticolonial revolutionary in Trinidad, had sought asylum after fleeing Trinidad. Frank became associated with the black nationalist movement in the U.S. as well as other progressive and left-wing causes. His second novel dealt with interracial marriage, and he wrote a book of nonfiction, American Society and the Black Revolution. The recipient was a lawyer who specialized in labor issues and was also a member of the executive committee of the Socialist Party. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. A nice association copy, and a good, early inscription. [#033176] $200
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(n.p.), Lannan Foundation, 1995. Program for a reading sponsored by the Lannan Foundation on February 7, 1995. A single sheet, approximately 11" x 14", folded once to make four pages. The program contains one poem each by Hogan and Rose and is signed by both authors. A short bibliography of each author is also provided on the program. Hints of creasing; else fine. [#025552] $50
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NY, Atlantic Monthly Press, (2000). The advance reading copy of this novel of Detective Sergeant "Fang" Mulheisen of the Detroit Police Department -- a series of comic, hard-boiled novels that consistently receive glowing critical praise. Fine in wrappers. [#017472] $20
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NY, Viking, (1974). Signed by the author in 1997. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear and a bit of even rubbing to the black background. [#916333] $250
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NY, Atheneum, 1987. Uncorrected proof copy. Inscribed by the author, with "thanks for a stimulating morning." Short tear to upper front spine fold and small smudge to front cover; near fine in wrappers. [#010687] $25
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click for a larger image of item #13249, The Horrible Dummy London, Heinemann, (1944). Stories, with various themes, some of them, like the stories of Shirley Jackson, bordering on the supernatural. Bookplate front pastedown and pencilled ownership signature; otherwise about near fine in a very good, price-clipped and spine-tanned dust jacket with a couple water spots. A very nice copy of a fragile wartime book. [#013249] $175
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click for a larger image of item #33473, The Drive In and The Drive In 2 NY, Bantam, 1988, 1989. A limited edition paperback of Lansdale's The Drive In: Copy No. 50 of 200 numbered copies, signed by the author for The Overlook Connection, a science fiction, fantasy and horror bookstore and press. Together with the sequel. Both books have the stamp of another author inside the front cover, toning to the pages and foxing to the edges and endpages; the first book has a small nick at the crown. Unread copies; very good in wrappers. A little-known edition, it seems, and signed, numbered mass market paperback editions are clearly quite uncommon. [#033473] $100
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click for a larger image of item #31423, God of the Razor Holyoke, Crossroads Press, (1992). A story by Lansdale, published as a limited edition with an introduction by the author and nine illustrations for it by nine different artists. This is a super-limited edition: supposedly issued in an edition of 500 numbered copies that were signed by the author alone, this is copy "A-23/23" and is not only signed by Lansdale but also signed by the eight artists: S. Clay Wilson, Elman Brown, A.C. Farley, Mark Masztal, Mark Nelson, Timothy Truman, and Michael Zulli. Stamp of another author inside the front cover; fine in stapled wrappers. An extremely rare edition of one of Lansdale's early stories, with the title character imaged by a group of well-respected fantasy artists, and signed by all. [#031423] $375
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click for a larger image of item #29676, The Magic Wagon Garden City, Doubleday, 1986. A Double D Western set around the turn of the 20th century, and Lansdale's first book to be published in hardcover. Inscribed by Lansdale to fellow writer Stanley Wiater: "For Stan, Hope you enjoy your ride on [The Magic Wagon]. Thanks for the Fangoria interview. Joe R. Lansdale." Wiater's Gahan Wilson-designed bookplate front flyleaf; small scrape to rear board; foxing to top edge; near fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a few edge nicks. Wiater's interview with Lansdale appeared in a 1990 issue of Fangoria. A nice inscription and association, and one of the author's scarcer titles. [#029676] $400
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Santa Monica, Falcon Press, 1987. Third printing of this revision of the 1977 Exo-Psychology. Subtitled "A Manual on the Use of the Human Nervous System According to the Instructions of the Manufacturers." Another in Leary's volumes that attempts to make a "scientific" case for the insights provided by psychedelic drugs, and attempts to view those insights in the context of overall human evolution in a seemingly "scientific" manner. Inscribed by the author in 1993 with "thanks for the memories." Near fine in wrappers. [#027398] SOLD
click for a larger image of item #23675, The Corolla, 1947 and 1948 Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama, 1947-1948. Two volumes of the yearbook of the University of Alabama, where Harper Lee studied law between 1945 and 1949. The 1947 Corolla shows Lee as editor of the humor magazine Rammer Jammer; sitting on the Board of Publications; voted one of the "campus personalities"; pictured as a student of law; and as a member of Chi Omega and of Triangle, an honor society of seniors who guide freshmen. In all, at least a half dozen pictures of Lee. Wear to the edges, rubbing to the joints; near fine. The 1948 Corolla pictures Lee only as a campus personality: before completing her degree requirements, Lee left law school for New York City, where she worked as an airline reservations clerk (and wrote To Kill A Mockingbird). From Lee's campus newspaper, as quoted in the book Harper Lee by Kerry Madden: "[Lee] is a traditional and impressive figure as she strides down the corridor of New Hall at all hours attired in men's green striped pajamas. Quite frequently she passes out candy to unsuspecting freshman; when she emerges from their rooms they have subscribed to the Rammer Jammer." Check marks in text; board edges worn; very good. [#023675] $1,000
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click for a larger image of item #26286, In Search of Light NY, Exposition Press, (1969). A volume of vanity press poetry by Kelly, distinguished by a front cover blurb by Harper Lee, from a period of time when it was not uncommon for vanity publishers to simply warehouse their print runs for a predetermined length of time and then destroy them, with the majority of copies receiving distribution coming out of the author's allotment. For most vanity press works -- regardless of how many were originally printed -- the number of copies that ever made it into the marketplace probably averages in the low dozens. That fact, combined with the fact that Harper Lee published so little other than To Kill a Mockingbird, makes this a rare occurrence in print by the author of one of the best-loved American novels of all time. Kelly was a native of Excel, Alabama, which is less than 10 miles from Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with wear to the spine crown. [#026286] $350
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NY, Harcourt, (2001). Signed by the author in the month of publication. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#916441] $19
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click for a larger image of item #28487, Talking to the Moon Chicago, University of Chicago Press, (1945). Second printing of his third book, and first since his novel Sundown, published in 1934. This title is a memoir of growing up in Osage country. Inscribed by the author: "Pawhuska, Oklahoma. August 17, 1944. For ___ ___ with special pleasure and with deep appreciation of his interest. Inspired by the donor, my young friend ___ ___. John Joseph Mathews." Pawhuska was the author's home town, and thus the setting for much of this book. Mathews' first book, Wah'Kon-Tah, a history of the Osage tribe and its engagement with the white man, was a Book of the Month Club selection in 1929. This title was reissued by the University of Oklahoma Press in 1981. Small date stamp to copyright page; light wear to boards; a near fine copy in a near fine, lightly edgeworn dust jacket. [#028487] $250
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click for a larger image of item #31783, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse (n.p.), (n.d.), (1983). Peter Matthiessen's own copy of this samizdat edition of his controversial and suppressed book about the confrontation between American Indian activists and the FBI in the early Seventies at Pine Ridge Reservation near Wounded Knee that left two federal agents and one Indian dead, and resulted in AIM activist Leonard Peltier being imprisoned for life, convicted of the agents' murder in a case that Matthiessen describes as rife with government malfeasance. Matthiessen, his publisher, and even some bookstores who had stocked the book were the targets of lawsuits brought by two government officials who claimed they were slandered by the hard-hitting book, which made no bones about its advocacy of the Indians' case. Until a landmark Supreme Court decision upholding Matthiessen's (and Viking's) First Amendment rights, the book was shelved with remaining copies of it being pulped; paperback publication, as well as foreign publication, were blocked for nearly a decade. A significant volume, both for the incendiary nature of its content, as well as the First Amendment battle surrounding its publication and suppression. Pirated during the nine years that the book was unavailable through normal channels. Plain white printed wrappers, with just the title and author indicated; comb-bound in an acetate cover. This copy is from the library of Peter Matthiessen. A significant edition of an important book in the history of First Amendment cases. Fine. [#031783] $1,000
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click for a larger image of item #32389, L'Epoque Impressionniste Paris, Pierre Tisne, 1947. An overview of the Impressionist era, its painters and paintings, written by the head conservator of paintings at the Louvre, and heavily illustrated with black-and-white reproductions and a number of tipped-in color plates. Matthiessen's copy, with his signature, dated in Paris at Christmas, 1948, and with his markings, and a few notes, in the (French) text. Matthiessen was an undergraduate college student at Yale, spending his junior year abroad at the Sorbonne in 1948. Whether he studied this for a course or read it for his own edification is unknown. Heavily sunned, hinges cracked; a good copy, lacking the dust jacket. [#032389] $350
$228
NY, Dutton/Obelisk, (1983). The first printing of this Dutton paperback edition, without Eliot Porter's photography. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. First few pages loose; very good in wrappers. [#032059] $25
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click for a larger image of item #32660, The Road, Screenplay and Promotional Materials Beverly Hills, Nick Wechsler Productions/Dimension Films, 2008. A copy of Joe Penhall's screenplay, "Yellow Draft Version 1," dated 02.26.08; 112 pages on yellow paper; bradbound: an early version of the screenplay of the well-received film based on McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, differing from the final version in a number of particulars -- the placement of certain scenes and pieces of dialogue, and changes in the dialogue and screen direction. Together with a 20-page interview with Viggo Mortenson, the film's star, and a 15-page interview with director John Hillcoat. Each of these has been computer highlighted in color for ease of reading. Also together with 25 pages of production notes, in which Mortenson, Hillcoat, and others share their experiences bringing the book to the screen. Also one computer printout of a film poster, and a certificate of authenticity that was provided by publicist Noe Gold, who was hired by the Weinstein Company, the film's distributor, to write the production notes. Mortenson's interview has a bit of corner creasing; otherwise all elements are fine. A scarce look behind the scenes of a highly regarded film based on an even more highly regarded book: Mortenson, in particular, gives a very interesting account of his contact with McCarthy before and during the filming. Very uncommon. [#032660] $750
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Boston, Little Brown, (2000)[2001]. The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition of this collection of stories. Agency stamps on half-title; contact label partially removed from front cover with resulting small abrasion; else fine in wrappers. [#022073] $25
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NY, Knopf, 1985. Her first book, a collection of stories. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#913668] $100
$65
Franklin Center, Franklin Library, 1998. The Franklin Library edition. A leatherbound limited edition, with an introduction written especially for this edition that keeps us from calling this title a departure for O'Brien: "Though I am known as a 'Vietnam writer' -- whatever that may be -- I have always pegged myself more as a 'love writer,' and in that regard Tomcat in Love is no departure at all." Signed by the author. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued. [#911811] $150
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(n.p.), Fox Run Press, 2005. One of 94 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in riveted wrappers. [#914581] $100
$65
click for a larger image of item #16812, "The White Man Cometh!" (Red Cloud), (Self-published), [c. late 1950s]. A self-published history of Red Cloud and the town of Red Cloud, Nebraska, which begins in the biblical book of Genesis and covers many of the intervening years in a first person narrative -- i.e., in part a fictionalized history/autobiography of the Lakota chief, written by a white man born and raised in Red Cloud. Signed by the author on the inside rear cover, following the author bio. Mild sunning; near fine in wrappers. [#016812] $125
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(NY), Scribner, (1996). The uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers. [#911924] $100
$65
NY, Harper & Brothers, (1948). His second book, a collection of eleven profiles he wrote for The New Yorker. This is a review copy, as indicated by the presence of two dust jackets. Darkening to the joints, likely from the binder's glue, thus near fine in two near fine dust jackets, each of which has managed to sustain modest spine sunning. [#030799] $25
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NY, Knopf, 1991. An advance reading excerpt from her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Fine in wrappers and signed by the author. Slipcased together with an excerpt from Mating by Norman Rush, which won the National Book Award; also fine in wrappers, but not signed. A remarkable package of prepublication excerpts from the two major award-winning novels of the year. [#912773] $100
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Franklin Center, Franklin Library, 1998. The Franklin Library edition of this densely plotted political and metaphysical thriller set in contemporary Jerusalem. Stone tackles the religious hatreds, political intrigues and spiritual aspirations and malaise that intersect in one of the most historically significant, and volatile, places on earth. Signed by the author. With a special introduction by Stone for this edition. Leatherbound, all edges gilt, with a silk ribbon marker bound in. Fine. [#912818] $150
$98
click for a larger image of item #29176, Marriages NY, Coward McCann Geoghegan, (1973). The first American edition of his first novel. Inscribed by the author to horror writer Stanley Wiater: "I'm pleased to be one of your Dark Dreamers -- sounds like an accurate description to me!" With Wiater's bookplate. A nice association copy: Wiater has been called "the world's leading authority on horror filmmakers and authors" and has published two books of interviews with masters of horror fiction in the Dark Dreamers series, as well as hosting a television interview series with the same title. He has won the Horror Writers of America's Bram Stoker Award three times; Straub has also been a multiple winner of the Stoker Award. Sunning and foxing to top edge; near fine in a very good, rubbed and edgeworn dust jacket with a small abrasion to the front panel and a chip to the upper rear panel. With Wiater's Gahan Wilson-designed bookplate on the front free endpaper (reportedly the only bookplate Wilson ever designed). [#029176] $750
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Arvada, Roadkill, (1991). Copy 177 of 300 copies signed by the author. Bound back to back with Blood Rights by Ann K. Schwader, and also signed by Schwader. Stamp of another author inside the front cover; near fine in stapled wrappers. [#031131] $20
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Orlando, Harcourt, (2006). Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen], "with admiration and affection." Bump to lower rear edge, else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#032218] SOLD
NY, Knopf, 1988. The uncorrected proof copy of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. This is the first issue proof, with the first leaf bound in backwards, so that "Also By Anne Tyler" appears as the first page, rather than on the verso of the first page. Publisher's notations ("Press Copy," "front page needs flipped," etc.) written all over this page. "P.C" written on front cover as well; else fine in wrappers. [#912053] $100
$65
click for a larger image of item #31526, Lovell Thompson 1902-1986 1986. A remembrance by Updike of his friend Thompson, read at Thompson's memorial service. Two photocopies, each four pages, folded in thirds, stapled, and stamped with Updike's address. Reproduces a couple holograph corrections and one note of transmittal. One copy is however actually signed by Updike. Near fine, and together with a copy of Bookbuilder, January/February 1987, the newsletter of the Bookbuilders of Boston, where the tribute was printed. [#031526] $575
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click for a larger image of item #370, Gala NY, Harper & Row, (1976). A fictional sequel to Words for a Deaf Daughter. Warmly and lengthily inscribed by the author in the year of publication, with a quote from Kafka's Great Wall of China. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#000370] $50
$25
click for a larger image of item #33201, Essays of E.B. White NY, Harper & Row, (1977). A collection of essays spanning his career, with a foreword written expressly for this volume. Inscribed by the author to a neighbor in Maine: "For ____/ with love from/ Andy." ("Andy" being White's nickname, from college.) Boards mildly splayed and light foxing to page edges; near fine in a very good dust jacket with an externally tape-repaired tear at the lower outer corner of the rear panel. [#033201] $750
$525
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click for a larger image of item #6782, After-Dinner Story NY, Lippincott, (1944). A collection of six stories including "Rear Window," basis for the classic Hitchcock film starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly. Also includes the story "Marihuana." A Queen's Quorum title, and a fragile wartime production, printed on thin, cheap paper. The first page of "Rear Window" (p. 145) has a hinge tear, affecting a couple of letters. Label remnants on front flyleaf; minor watermarks to lower rear board and lower corner of rear pages; a very good in a very good dust jacket with modest edge wear. A very presentable copy of one of the high spots of the mystery novel, according to "Ellery Queen." [#006782] $850
$595
click for a larger image of item #29373, Revolutionary Road (n.p.), Dreamworks, 2007. The shooting script for the film version of Yates's first novel: the book was published in 1961; the movie was released in 2008. This is a May 3rd shooting script with revisions for May 11 and May 16. "Revised" sticker on front. Pink and blue bradbound pages; near fine. The script was nominated for a BAFTA Award for best adapted screenplay; Haythe's first novel, The Honeymoon, was nominated for the 2004 Booker Prize. [#029373] $500
$325
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