New York: Scholastic Book Services/Pocket Books, Inc., 1965. Mass market paperback. As. First Pocket Cardinal Edition published in 1953, this copy is the 44th printing, printed in January, 1965. 237 pp. 16mo. Mass market paperback with cover image of the actress, Millie Perkins, who played Anne Frank in the 1959 film, "The Diary of Anne Frank" directed by George Stevens. Clean, crisp copy with stained red foredges. An absolutely pristine copy. Fine.
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Boston, MA: Little, Brown, and Company, 1934. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. 126 pp. 8vo. Light scuffing to dust jacket with small stain at upper left corner of front which wraps a bit to the spine, tiny tear here and there along the edges, small loss at head of spine, now in mylar cover. Yellow cloth boards with blue embossed titling to cover and spine, clean and crisp within.
The basis for two movies (1939 & 1969) for which Robert Donat won the Oscar for Best Actor at the 1940 Oscars, beating out Clark Gable, Laurence Olivier, Mickey Rooney, and Jimmy Stewart. Fine / Very Good.
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2009. Hardcover. Limited Edition. xi, 252 pp. Folio. Red cloth boards with title blind embossed on front board, gold embossed to spine. Housed in matching red cloth slipcase.
Second installment in an exceptional work that both explains the rise in film noir but also features the books that inspired the films. An important refernce work for any bibliophile with an interest in film and mid-century America. Printed in a Deluxe Limited Edition of 110 copies, this is copy #23 and is signed by Kevin Johnson and Guy Maddin on the colophon. Fine.