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If you are one of the many people who believe that the book versions of movies are better than the film adaptation, be sure to check out the rare books into film section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. There is a wide selection of rare and hard-to-find books featured below, and if you are looking for that special book that was made into your favorite movie, you should definitely peruse the special books featured below in the Biblio Rare Book Room.

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Laura
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Laura

by Caspary, Vera

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  • Good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
First Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Rockville, Maryland
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New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1943. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good/Very Good. 1943 Houghton Mifflin TRUE FIRST EDITION of this Ultra-SCARCE classic! This is a more than decent but flawed copy and in Good/VG condition. Most importantly this copy has the elusive title page with "1943" on the title page, the only designation of a true first! It is ex-library with a variant or rebound boards in a dark pebbled blue. Inside the end pages have a spiderweb pattern and there are the usual library marks on these. Since it was war time these books were so very cheaply produced with numerous publication flaws. The text however is very tight with very tiny marks on several pages but overall and very clean copy. **THE INCREDIBLY ELUSIVE FIRST STATE DJ is unclipped DJ is a the TRUE first edition and is just a tad larger than the boards. **BONUS** Laid in is a *SIGNED* note by Capsary, " Love and good wishes for all holidays and all year-VERA." Also receive the First Edition of Stranger Than Truth in… Read More
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Goldfinger  - 1st Edition/1st Impression

Goldfinger - 1st Edition/1st Impression

by Fleming, Ian

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition
First Edition; First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Summerville, South Carolina
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London: Jonathan Cape. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1959. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A most handsome first Impression, first Issue, first State of the first edition in Fine condition in bright and unfaded first Issue dust-wrapper with the nineteen-line Golfinger blurb. Gilbert A7a 1.1; Fleming's seventh James Bond Novel. Junius Du Pont (introduced in Casino Royale) suspects Goldfinger of cheating and offers to pay British Secret Intelligent agent 007, James Bond to confirm his suspicions. Basis for the Academy Award winning movie with starring Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe as Auric Goldfinger, and Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore, head of the criminal organization, the Cement Mixers; 8vo ; 318, [2] pages .
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The Phantom Tollbooth
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The Phantom Tollbooth

by Juster, Norton

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Rockville, Maryland
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New York, U.S.A.: Epstein & Carroll, 1961. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 1961 Epstein & Carroll FIRST EDITION ( distributed by Random House) **SIGNED** directly on the title page by both JUSTER & FEIFFER. A solid copy in VG+/G condition.. The deep blue boards with white lettering and illustrations have the merest of wear at the corners and spine ends. Inside the book there is only a very faint inscription at the top of the map page. The unclipped DJ shows a price of $ 3.95 crossed out and penned $ 3.19. I think this is a second state DJ with 5 brief reviews on the rear cover. There is some loss of color along the right edge of the front, some dirt on the rear and chips of color loss but overall a GOOD bright DJ! EXCEEDNGLY RARE WITH BOTH SIGNATURES! **BONUS** Also receive the very charming First Edition of the Dot and the Line 1963 Random House in VG/VG condition.
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The Spy Who Loved Me  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

The Spy Who Loved Me - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Fleming, Ian

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition
First Edition; First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Summerville, South Carolina
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London: Jonathan Cape. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1962. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A handsome first edition/first Impression in Fine condition in alike, crisp dust-jacket without fading, vibrant and bright colors. Variant copy with printer's quad mark on the title page; Central character and narrator is "Vivienne Michel, " a young Canadian woman who ends up running a cheap motel in the Adirondack Mountains to pay for a trip through America. When issued, it was banned in some countries as the most sexually explicit of Fleming's novels. Basis for the movie with Roger Moore in his third James Bond role, Barbara Bach as Major Anya Amasova (Agent Triple X) and Curd Jürgens as Karl Stromberg; 8vo ; [10], 11-221, [3] pages .
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A Streetcar Named Desire
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A Streetcar Named Desire

by Williams, Tennessee

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
1st Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Rockville, Maryland
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NY: New Directions, 1947. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Alvin Lustig. 1947 New Directions True First/First with a **SIGNED** card " (laid in) AND an unsigned 8 x10 publicity photo. These essential add-ons arel accompanied by a Certificate Of Authenticity. This rare copy is in VG+/VG condition. The HB has the name error on page 161 (Stella instead of Blanche). The HB is in beautiful condition with very minor wear at the edges, corners and no fading along the spine. The text and end papers have very minor yellowing. The DJ has the price $ 2.75. It has a small missing piece along the top spine end otherwise minor wear. Adapted into the classic 1951 film directed by Elia Kazan and starring Oscar WInners Vivien Leigh as Blanche, Kim Hunter as Stella, Karl Malden as Mitch, with Oscar Nominee Marlon Brando as Stanley. Followed by TV Films: 1984: Ann-Margret, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo & Randy Quaid). 1995: Jessica Lange, Alec Baldwin, Diane Lane and John… Read More
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To Kill A Mockingbird
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To Kill A Mockingbird

by Lee, Harper

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
Book Club Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Rockville, Maryland
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NY: J. B. Lippincott, 1960. Book Club Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. This classic book is ***SIGNED & INSCRIBED*** by the author on the ffep (front free end paper): " To Jane Kansas with best wishes, Harper Lee." In addition this book contains a ***RARE & UNIQUE SIGNATURE*** of her sister Alice Lee, found on the dedication page. This is the 1960 J.P. Lippincott First Book Club Edition with a FIRST STATE Book Club Dust Jacket: The Truman Capote quote is located on the inside front, the Jonathan Daniels quote is on the rear inside cover, and Capote's photo of Lee is on the back cover. Condition: In NearFiine/VeryGood+ condition, The Hardback has the black board and yellow top stain with the merest of edge and corner wear. The Dust Jacket has very minor corner and spine end edge wear as well. **BONUS**: Receive the 2010 Harper First Edition/First Printing of "Scout, Atticus & Boo" by Mary McDonagh Murphy & **SIGNED** by the author, and in Fine/Fine condition.
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A Wrinkle in Time
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A Wrinkle in Time

by L'Engle, Madeleine

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  • Good
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
First Edition
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Portland, Oregon
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New York: Ariel Books / Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1962. First Edition. Good/Good. 211 pp. First edition, stated first printing. Good, with sunning to boards at edges, previous owner name to front free endpaper and tide mark to top edge of front paste down. Foxing to textblock edge and and small stray ink mark to top edge. In a Good first issue dust jacket with price of $3.25 intact, edge worn, spine toned and staining more visible at the verso. First printings of this Newbery winner are uncommon.
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Mash
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Mash

by Hooker, Richard [Pseudonym of Hiester Richard Hornberger Jr.]

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  • near fine
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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Portland, Oregon
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New York: William Morrow and Company, 1968. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, first printing. Signed by author as Richard Hooker on the title page with quote marks around his name; Richard Hooker is the pseudonym of Dr. Hiester Richard Hornberger Jr. Near Fine, with light edge wear, toning to spine ends, small evidence of tape removal to recto of half-title page, hinge at title page over-opened. In a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket, with light shelf wear and toning. A laid-in note in a former owner's hand reads, "Dr. Hornberger autographed this book as "Richard Hooker" while still employed as a doctor at Thayer Hospital in Waterville, Maine." Signed copies are scarce.
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Moby Dick
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Moby Dick

by Melville, Herman; Kent, Rockwell [Illustrations]

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  • near fine
  • Signed
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
First Edition Thus
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Portland, Oregon
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New York: The Lakeside Press, 1930. First Edition Thus. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition thus, limited to 1,000 copies. Three volumes in publisher's acetate jackets, in aluminum slipcase. Presentation copy signed by Rockwell Kent on the front free end paper of Volume I, "Inscribed with affectionate friendship to Putzie - Rockwell Kent, 1950." Volumes II and III bear Rockwell Kent-illustrated bookplates of Marie Luise Hinrichs. Near Fine. Narrow strips of sunning to spine cloth at ends, light rubbing to cloth at extremities and light abrasions to black topstains. Pages toned and with offsetting from illustrations. Acetate wrappers are wrinkled and shrunken with age, as is typical, and show a bit of chipping and edge wear, with some separation starting between the acetate and a paper flap on both volumes II and III; acetate on volume II with light staining. Aluminum slipcase is lightly worn, bumped at top and bottom edge. A stunning presentation copy, inscribed by Kent, and with bookplates designed… Read More
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The Postman Always Rings Twice
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The Postman Always Rings Twice

by James M. Cain

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Hardcover
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Tomball, Texas
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First UK Edition; A Near Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket. Typed Letter SIGNED by the author on his stationary laid in. This is the very scarce 1st UK edition; although not the true first (the US was published shortly beforehand), the UK is super rare to find in collectible condition, particularly in the ORIGINAL jacket with no restoration or repair; a truly unique item and a must for the 20th century mystery collector! This novel is on the Modern Library list of 100 greatest novels and is the basis for many film and screen adaptations. This copy is in near fine condition with a square, tight binding, clean yellow boards with bold black lettering, and crisp, off-white to white pages; age spotting is present to the exterior text block and free papers and only light shelf wear to the board edges, else fine. Housed in a near fine dust jacket that is remarkably free of any rubbing or chipping but does show minor discoloration and soiling to the back panel, spine, and flap edges (please see scans for… Read More
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The Grapes of Wrath
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The Grapes of Wrath

by Steinbeck, John

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Las Vegas , Nevada
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New York: Viking Press, 1939 First printing/first issue of the first edition; original beige cloth boards, in original first issue dust jacket. Book with mild toning primarily near gutters of the illustrated endpapers and faint rubbing to bottom boards, else in fine condition; dust jacket with a closed tear and diagonal crease to bottom front cover, soft diagonal crease to upper back flap, mild edge wear and shallow creasing, light paper loss to ends and corners, faint toning to spine, a few surface scratches to covers, and light rubbing, else fine. A well preserved collectible.
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THE COLLECTED EDITION and COLLECTED ESSAYS. -- Inscribed by Greene. Volume 1, Brighton Rock; 2,...
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William Heinemann and The Bodley Head. London. 1969 - 1982. 23 Volumes - Complete. FIRST EDITIONS and First printings of all volumes in this collected edition. --- Volume 1, Brighton Rock, is inscribed and signed by Graham Greene on the front free endpaper; - "For Doctor A. D. Thomson from Graham Greene." Publishers dark green cloth bindings with gilt ruling and lettering to the spines and grey endpapers. A fine set of books in very good dustwrappers, designed by Michael Harvey with some toning to the spines and a small amount of rubbing to extremities. Some volumes have a neat previous owner name on the front free endpaper and four of the wrappers nave been neatly price-clipped. A very good set with the added bonus of Greene's signature and inscription in Brighton Rock. Collected essays was issued in 1969, before the rest of the volumes, and is a little larger although the wrapper style is similar so it doesn't look out of place on the shelf with the set. ---- Greene wrote a new introduction to each… Read More
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A Bear Called Paddington - Inscribed by the Author
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A Bear Called Paddington - Inscribed by the Author

by Bond, Michael

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
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Chelmsford, Essex
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First edition, first impression (Collins Clear-Type Press: London and Glasgow, 1958). Signed and inscribed by the author to the front endpaper: "To Nina, with best wishes, Michael Bond". The dedicatee is Nina Froud who was a personal friend of the author and worked at his literary agency. The first book in the Paddington series where one of the most iconic and beloved British fictional characters first appeared, later going on to form the basis of several ongoing TV and successful film adaptations. Publisher's original red cloth with silver lettering to spine containing illustrations by Peggy Fortnum. A beautiful, fine and pristine book throughout, save for a touch of off-setting to endpapers. Appears unread. The original complete dust jacket is not price-clipped and is in unusually superior condition with a chip to spine head - not affecting any lettering - and a closed tear to top of upper panel fore-edge with a couple of tiny and inconspicuous nicks to the top edge of lower panel. A very rare… Read More
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Dr. NO | 1958, rare first edition, first state binding.

Dr. NO | 1958, rare first edition, first state binding.

by Ian Fleming

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  • near fine
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
First edition
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London, London
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Despite being the fifth title, this was the first to be made into a film and is the start of one of the greatest cinematic franchies. Dr. NO really is the start of Bond-mania and for many collectors this is the book they seek above all else.

The story follows James Bond as he is sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of a fellow agent. Bond soon discovers that the agent was murdered and that a mysterious scientist named Dr. No is behind the crime. Bond sets out to stop Dr. No and his plans to sabotage an American space launch

First edition, true first state. Publisher's original black cloth over boards with the earliest binding design( without the 'Dancing Lady' design on the upper board), silver titles to spine, dustjacket designed by Pat Marriott priced at 13/6. A near-fine to fine example with minor wear to the extremities of the dustjacket. Housed in a bespoke black cloth clamshell box with red interior.
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MARY POPPINS. Illustrated by Mary Shepard
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MARY POPPINS. Illustrated by Mary Shepard

by TRAVERS. P. L

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used
Edition
First edition.
Binding
Hardcover
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London, Greater London
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Gerald Howe Ltd. London. 1934. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.6 x 5.2 inches). 27 line illustrations by Mary Shepard. One small, faint mark to the title page otherwise a near fine copy which is bright and clean throughout. Publishers yellow cloth with black lettering to the spine and front board, which also has an illustration of Mary Poppins. Illustrated endpapers. In the original illustrated grey dustwrapper which is split in two but is currently held together in a removable wrapper protector. There is some loss to the top and bottom of the spine and a large closed tear to the front panel with a small amount of loss. Small and neat booksellers label (Zeitlin Books of Los Angeles) to the rear pastedown endpaper. Overall a near fine book, with a little bumping to the top of the spine, in a good example of the scarce dustwrapper that is quite clean and more then 95% complete, so could easily be restored to it's former glory. The author's scarce first book, and the first of the eight Mary Poppins books, which… Read More
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