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The Lost Language Of Cranes, Leavitt, David
81 Leavitt, David The Lost Language Of Cranes
Knopf Pub. NY. 1986 . Bds. & cl. w. dj. 1st ed. 0394538730 / 9780394538730 
vg+/Vg+/sm. crimp to top of sp. panel. INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY DAVID LEAVITT. Fine novel about a gay son & his closeted father. Made into a very good British t.v. movie in which the location was changed from NY. to London. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Mystic River, Lehane, Dennis
82 Lehane, Dennis Mystic River
New York Wiilliam Morrow 2001 0688163165 / 9780688163167 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
Novel about troubled friends in Boston. Recently made into a very well received film directed by Clint Eastwood. Dustjacket design by Chip Kidd. Small discreet blindstamp and small ink date on the front endsheet. Fine/fine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Mr. Majestyk, Leonard, Elmore
83 Leonard, Elmore Mr. Majestyk
New York Dell Pub. 1974 1st Printing Paperback 
Early Leonard action novel that became a Charles Bronson movie, who is pictured on the front cover. Tiny spot to top edge and small scrape to back cover. Vg. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Naked And The Dead, Mailer, Norman
84 Mailer, Norman The Naked And The Dead
New York Rinehart and Company 1948 Later Printing Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED BY NORMAN MAILER. IN ADDITION THERE IS A SMALL WHITE INDEX CARD WHICH MAILER HAS WRITTEN "NOBODY COULD SLEEP. CHEERS NORMAN MAILER. AND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CARD HE HAS WRITTEN FIRST SENTENCE OF THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. Mailer's first novel, an epic work about World War II. This is a later printing, as it is lacking the Rinehart colophon on the copyright page. The dustjacket is also a later printing and includes critical blurbs on the flaps and includes the photo of a very young Mailer on the back panel. The dustjacket has a small bit chipping and is priced clipped. There is also a faint soft corner crease to the front endsheet which is lightly mirrored to a few of the first pages and the corner crease is also on the back endsheet and is mirrored to a few of last pages, which makes me think that this happend in the binding. A notoriously fragile book in vg+ condition. Vg+/vg+ 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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85 Mailer,Norman Tough Guys Don't Dance
NY Random House 1984. 0394537866 / 9780394537863 
vg+/vg+. SIGNED BY NORMAN MAILER. His high pitched bizarre novel of murder & mayhem later made into equally bizarre film dir. by him. 3rd. print. edition. Binding is  
Price: 75.00 USD
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Trial, Mankiewicz, Don M.
86 Mankiewicz, Don M. Trial
NY Dell Pub. 1955. 
vg/minute touch of crease & usual brown. to pgs. Prize winning novel about murder & racial prejudice filmed by Mark Robson w. by author. Dramatic artwork on frnt. 1st pb. print. edition. Binding is paperback. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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A Kid For Two Farthings, Mankowitz, Wolf Illustrations by James Boswell
87 Mankowitz, Wolf Illustrations by James Boswell A Kid For Two Farthings
NY Dutton 1954. 
vg+/vg+/light dj. wear along w. discreet mends. Mankowitz's charming fantasy of childhood,wrestling,unicorns, poverty & hardship in London's east end. Filmed by Carol Reed. 1st Am. ed. Binding is 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Gideon's Day, Marric, J.J.
88 Marric, J.J. Gideon's Day
NY Berkley Pub. 1964. 
vg/owner sig. on endsheet. A day in the life of Scotland Yard, filmed by John Ford in 1959 & released as "Gideon Of Scotland Yard" to poor reviews. later print. edition. Binding is paperback. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Fateless A Book Of The Film, Marrx, Jozsef
89 Marrx, Jozsef Fateless A Book Of The Film
Budapest Vince Kiado 2005 9639552534 / 9789639552531 First Edition Oversize Paper 
TEXT IN ENGLISH. Beautiful (if thats the right word) book on the lajos koltali's film that was based on the novel by nobel laureae imre kertesz. Illustrated with 100's of color photos & stills, Nicely printed along with much text. One of the best films dealing with the holocaust. This is a fine copy of the true first edition. Postcard laid in. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Bhowani Junction, Masters,John
90 Masters,John Bhowani Junction
NY Bantam Books 1955. 
vg./minute creasing to back wrap. Movie tie-in for the George Cukor-Ava Gardner movie about India Artwork on the frnt. wrap. + sm. photo of the stars on bck. 1st pb. edition. Binding is paperback. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Shrinking Man & Jack Arnold Program, Matheson, Richard
91 Matheson, Richard The Shrinking Man & Jack Arnold Program
Bantam Books. NY. 1969. 1st Bantam printing. Paperback 
The classic sci-fi novel that has seen several printings beginning in 1956. Filmed by Jack Arnold in 1957 with some of the most lasting 'B' images from the 50's. This is a nice copy of a paperback edition published in 1969. Full color artwork on cover & with the usual browning to pgs. Also included is a 6pg. folded program for a 1977 retro. of Arnold's films that was shown at The Art Institute of Chicago. Program is folded with light wear, the paperback is vg+ 
Price: 60.00 USD
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The Servant , Maugham, Robin
92 Maugham, Robin The Servant
New York Harcourt Brace & Co. 1949 1st American Edition Cloth with Dustjacket 
Compelling short novel about a servant who slowly takes over his employer's life. Made into a striking film in 1964 that revived the career of Joseph Losey and was the first of his several collaborations with Harold Pinter who wrote the screenplay and the late great actor Dirk Bogarde who gave an outstanding performance as "The Servant." A few very tiny chips to the tips and the very top of the spine panel along with a few old tape stains on the verso of the front, back flaps and the back panel which have also lightly stained the pastedowns and the cloth. The wonderful dustjacket artwork is by G.N. Fish. Near fine/near fine.  
Price: 75.00 USD
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93 Maugham, W. Somerset Encore
NY Doubleday & Co. 1952. 
vg+/vg+/very minute dj. wear & chip. The 3 orig. stories & the complete screenplays as filmed by T.E.B. Clarke, Arthur Macrae & Eric Ambler. No photos. 1st Am. ed. Binding is 
Price: 25.00 USD
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94 Maupin, Armistead The Night Listener
New York HarperCollins 2000 006017143X / 9780060171438 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Boards with Wraparound Band 
SIGNED BY ARMISTEAD MAUPIN. Non Tales of The City novel about a radio storyteller who befriends a young boy dying of AIDS. Made into a film a few years back with Robin Williams in the lead. Author photo by Annie Leibovitz. Jacket design and wraparound yellow band designed by Chip Kidd. Faint staining to the bottom edge of the book, which has caused a very faint thin line to the bottom of the back endsheet. Vg/fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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95 Maupin,Armistead Significant Others
NY Perennial Library 1987. 0060961260 / 9780060961268 Paper 
vg+/sm. corn. folds to 2pgs. mild & soft fold to 1pg. due to printing imperfection. SIGNED BY MAUPIN. The 5th novel in the wonderful "Tales Of The City" series. 1st paper edition. Binding is wraps. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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96 McCabe, Patrick Breakfast on Pluto
New York HarperCollins 1999 0060193409 / 9780060193409 First American Edition/first Printing Boards with Dustjacket 
McCabe's novel about Patrick "Pussy" Braden (Pussy was changed to kitten for the movie) who leaves behind his small-town life in Ireland for London, where he's reborn as a transvestite cabaret singer in the 1960s and 70s. Made into a wonderful film in 2005 by Neil Jordan with a terrific performance by Cillian Murphy as Patrick. Very small mended tear to the top of the spine panel of the dustjacket. Fine/near fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Show Girl, McEvoy, J.P.
97 McEvoy, J.P. Show Girl
New York City Grosset & Dunlap 1928 6th Printing Cloth with Dustjacket 
Unusual novel set in the Jazz age using letters, telegrams and newspaper clippings to tell the story of this Jazz age babe Dixie Dugan and her wild adventures. Later used for the basis of several forgotten films. The highlight of the book is its colorful busy Art Deco inspired dustjacket. Some light fading to the spine panel and a small chip at the top, otherwise a vg copy in a vg. dustjacket. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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98 McGrath, Patrick Spider
New York Poseidon Press 1990 0671665103 / 9780671665104 1st Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
Madness, motherhood & murder and the strange sad story of a young man named Spider. Made into a recent film by David Cronenberg that received mixed reviews, but with strong performances from Ralph Fiennes and Miranda Richardson. Dustjacket artwork by Wendell Minor. Very minute and small crease to back flap. Fine/near fine. Laid in is a postcard for the film. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Devil In A Blue Dress, Mosley, Walter
99 Mosley, Walter Devil In A Blue Dress
New York W.W. Norton 1990 0393028542 / 9780393028546 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY WALTER MOSLEY IN 1991. The 1st Easy Rawlins mystery that was made into a film a few years back with Denzel Washington as Rawlins. Nice dustjacket artwork. Fine/fine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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100 Murphy, Dennis The Sergeant
New York The Viking Press 1958 1st Edition Cloth Wiith Dustjacket 
1st novel about a sexually repressed homosexual army sergeant who ends up in a bad way, as was the case with most gay and lesbian characters in the novels and movies of the time. Made into a film ten years later & one year before Stonewall. Large critical blurb by John Steinbeck of all people. The white dustjacket has usual light wear, soiiling + a 1 inch tear to the top of the front panel. Fine/vg. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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