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 York: Viking, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition. First Pinting. 334 pp. 8vo. Dust jacket sharp and in mylar cover. Text block tight and clean.
Signed by Elizabeth Gilbert on the title page. This memoir was a runaway bestseller in 2006, later made into the hit movie of the same name in 20010 starring Julia Roberts. Fine / Fine.
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: 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.
New York: Amy Einhorn Books/G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2009. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
Signed by Kathryn Stockett on the title page. This was Stockett's first book and basis for the wildly successful 2011 film of the same name. "The Help" garnered several Academy Award nominations with Octavia Spencer winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Minny Jackson. Fine / Fine.
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 193 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover.
Signed by Daniel Woodrell on the title page. The basis for the critically acclaimed 2010 film of the same name starring Jennifer Lawrence. For her role in the film, Lawrence received her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress at the age of 20. Fine / Fine.