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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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.
New York: Viking Press, 1979. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 426 pp. 8vo. Some scuffing and reading wear to dust jacket, tiny closed tears at base of spine and rear panel crease at foot. Dust jacket not clipped and shows original $11.95 price. Black paper boards with "SK" blind embossed at lower right corner of front board, black cloth spine with gold embossed titling; light wear from reading, slight lean to text block. First printing indicated by the following on copyright page, "First published in 1979 by The Viking Press."
Stephen King's sixth book, and first with The Viking Press, was later made into the film of the same name in 1983 that starred Christopher Walken. Inscribed by King on the first free endpaper in.....
New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1957. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 463 pp. 8vo. Chips, fading, and major losses to dust jacket, including large square clipped out of rear panel, now in mylar cover. Black cloth boards with red cloth spine, faded at foot of spine where dust jacket had a loss and sun shone through. Interior clean. First Printing indicated by publisher "(I)" at end of final sentence on p. 463. Signed by the author on the first free endpaper.
Basis for the 1958 film, "In Love and War" starring Robert Wagner, Dana Wynter, and Jeffrey Hunter. Good / Poor.
New York: The Viking Press, 1952. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 602 pp. 8vo. Green cloth boards with blue titling to cover board and to spine within a printed terra cotta box. An extremely clean and tight copy both outside and in.
First printing within the mistaken printing of "bite" instead of "bight" at p. 281. Basis for Elia Kazan's 1955 film of the same name starring James Dean, Raymond Massey, and Julie Harris. Fine.