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H. G. Wells

THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON
Signed Presentation Copy

H.G. WELLS - Signed Presentation Copy, 1901
First Edition, 1901
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Thomas Harris
LOT OF 4 FLATSIGNED 1ST PRINTINGS
SILENCE-DRAGON-HANNIBAL-SUNDAY
All in Original Dust Jackets

SIGNED THOMAS HARRIS LOT
True First Printings
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Pierre Apraxine, Editor
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE GILMAN PAPER COMPANY

Photographs From The Collection of The Gilman Paper Company. First Edition, 1985
No. 304 of 1200 Limited Printings
First Edition, 1985

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Robert A Heinlein

THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS
Signed by Robert & Virginia Heinlein


The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress - Signed by R. & V. Heinlein - 1st Edition, 1966: RBC
First Edition, 1966
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William Osler
THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF MEDICINE

First Edition - Principles and Practice of Medicine - William Osler, 1892
True First Edition - 1892
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Dan Brown

DIGITAL FORTRESS
Flatsigned by Dan Brown

Signed Dan Brown - DIGITAL FORTRESS - First Edition, 1998
Stated First Edition - Feb. 1998
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Moses Ballou

THE DIVINE CHARACTER VINDICATED

First Printing, 1854

THE DIVINE CHARACTER VINDICATED - Moses Ballou - First Printing, 1854
Underwritten by P. T. Barnum
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Robert A. Heinlein

STRANGER IN
A STRANGE LAND


Robert Heinlein's First Edition 1961 STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND
True First Edition, 1961
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Omar Khayyam
THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM, 1912
Edward Fitzgerald Translation
Elihu Vedder Illustrations - 1912
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Bruce Catton, Robert Penn Warren

SIGNED FRANKLIN LIBRARY SET

SIGNED FRANKLIN LIBRARY SET, 6 VOLUMES, 1977
Six  Leather-bound  Classics
Signed Limited Editions, 1977

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Harry T. Peters
CURRIER & IVES - Printmakers
 to the American People


CURRIER & IVES, Printmakers to the American People - First Edition, 1942
Expanded Special Edition, 1942
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Budd Schulberg

THE HARDER THEY FALL
Signed by Schulberg


First Printing, 1947
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FB0145 HOWARD HAWKS: THE GREY FOX OF HOLLYWOOD. Todd McCarthy. Grove Press, New York, 1997. Hard Cover. Interior Pristine, Unmarked. Hard cover has minor discolorations, 1 small mark on bottom page edge. Dust Jacket Condition: Pristine, As N. First Edition,  8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. ix, 756 pp., illus., biblio., index; 24 cm. Very slightly shaken binding.   PARTIAL CONTENTS of this life of the director of John Wayne's RIO BRAVO. : Introduction: The engineer as poet; Origins; Boy of Privilege; Rich kid in Hollywood; Showtime; The sound barrier; A new dawn; The Criminal Code; Tough guys: Hughes, Hecht, Hays, and Scarface; Back to Warners: The Crowd Roars; Tiger Shark; Sidetracked at MGM: Faulkner, Thalberg and Today We Live; Viva Villa!; Screwball: Twentieth Century; Barbary Coast; Flying high: Ceiling Zero; The Road to Glory; Include me out: Come and Get It; Big spender: RKO, Gunga Din, and Bringing Up Baby; Only angels; His Girl Friday; Slim, Hemingway, and An Outlaw; Sergeant York; Catching fire; Air Force; The Bel-air front; Not in the script: To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep; The urge to independence: Red River; Slim walks, money talks; Skirting trouble: I Was A Male War Bride; An old boss, a new mate; The fox at fox: Monkey Business and Gentlemen Prefer Blonds; In the land of the pharaohs; Sojourn in Europe; Bravo; Fun in the bush: Hatari!. $17.00
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FB0086 HOLLYWOOD'S GOLDEN YEAR, 1939: A 50th Anniversary Celebration. SCARCE COLLECTIBLE. Ted Sennett. Hardbound. Stated First Edition, 1989. NY: St. Martin's Press. Very Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. Unmarked, with no chips, rips or bends. Profusely illustrated with detailed "making of" the great films of 1939, including GONE WITH THE WIND; MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON; WUTHERING HEIGHTS; GUNGA DIN; DARK VICTORY; YOUNG MR. LINCOLN; STAGECOACH; THE WIZARD OF OZ and many more. Large coffee-table volume (9x12). 270pp. $95.00
FB0076 THE MAKING OF THE AFRICAN QUEEN, OR HOW I WENT TO AFRICA WITH BOGART, BACALL AND HUSTON AND ALMOST LOST MY MIND. COLLECTIBLE. KATHERINE HEPBURN. N. Y: Alfred A. Knopf. Hardbound. Stated First Edition. Hepburn's first book. Fine in Fine dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with candid b/w shots, many full-page, of Bogart, Huston and Hepburn with film crew in Africa. Unmarked other than Christmas 1987 inscription on front blank end page. Not price-clipped; no stickers. 129 pp. $30.00
FB0077 A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD: A LIFE IN HOLLYWOOD. Stanley Kramer with Thomas M. Coffey. Forward by SIDNEY POITIER. Stated FIRST EDITION. Hardbound. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Interior Unmarked, AS NEW. 251 pp. $22.00
FB0078 TONY CURTIS, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Tony Curtis with Barry Paris. COLLECTIBLE. NY: William Morrow, 1993. Stated First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. Almost As New; brief gift inscription first blank end page; otherwise unmarked. Around 50 photographs, many full-page, of the Tony Curtis (Bernard Schwartz) life, including those with first wife Janet Leigh and childhood and recent shots of daughter Jamie Lee Curtis. 352 pages. $23.00
FB0079 THE FRIENDS COOKBOOK: "COOKING WITH FRIENDS" COLLECTIBLE. Out of Print. Nashville: Rutledge Press in conjunction with Warner Bros. 1995. All the Recipes from the Show and more, and including over 50 color photographs, many full-page, of the entire cast with quotable "food" and "coffee" lines from the FRIENDS scripts as spoken by JENNIFER ANISTON, MATTHEW PERRY, DAVID SCHWIMMER, LISA KUDROW, COURTNEY COX, and MATT LEBLANC.  By Amy Lyles Wilson. Recipes by Jack Bishop.  Fine Condition in Very Fine Dust Jacket. No marks, rips, or creases; Unnoticeable 2" clip from top of front blank end page only. 128 pp. plus complete recipe Index. $35.00
FB0080 TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL: THE MAKING OF A MOVIE STAR, by TAB HUNTER with EDDIE MULLER.  Chapel Hill NC/NY: Algonquin - Workman. Hardbound in Very Fine Dust Jacket.  First Edition. Almost As New. Pages unmarked, pristine. The 1950s matinee idol whose later comebacks include POLYESTER and LUST IN THE DUST writes on his life and close associations with DEBBIE REYNOLDS, ROCK HUDSON, JOAN COHN, NATALIE WOOD, ANTHONY PERKINS, JOHN WATERS, ALAN GLASER and many others. Includes his scandals, successes, sacrifices and love of horses he experienced as the pin-up boy for millions of teenage girls (and boys) and how he dealt with the reality of hiding his homosexuality after being renamed (from Arthur Gelien) and made a star by DICK CLAYTON and HENRY WILLSON. 378 pp. $12.00
FB0081 THE SHEIK by E. M. Hull. NY: A. L. Burt, 1921. RARE COLLECTIBLE. True First Edition prior to the A. L. Burt "Photoplay" edition. This rare collectible is the basis for the classic silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, which was (very loosely) patterned after the Arabian adventures of T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") in World War I which had ended only three years earlier. Boards, spine, pages, and hinges are in Good/Good condition. Hardbound. No dust jacket. Tight and unmarked other than 1/2" pencil notation inside front cover. Age-toning throughout. 296 pp. Contact for Photos. $150.00
FB0075 FLASH GORDON IN THE WATER WORLD OF MONGO. RARE COLLECTIBLE.  Alex Raymond.  Racine: Whitman (a BIG LITTLE BOOK) 1937 Hardbound. First Edition. Cover Good/Interior. Good -- only 1 small price mark on front blank endpage. Mid-binding page unglued--spine starting but holds. (Contact for Photos)  $115.00
FB0072 THE FILMS OF MARLON BRANDO. Tony Thomas. RARE COLLECTIBLE. [N.Y./Secaucus NJ: Citadel Press [1973]. Stated First Edition. Very Fine/Fine Condition. Hardbound Elephant Volume. Appx. 9"x12". (246 pp). Photo-filmography of BRANDO's work from "THE MEN" to "LAST TANGO IN PARIS." Introductory article by Pauline Kael. Many BW photos for each film as well as plot, cast and shooting notes for THE GODFATHER; A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE; VIVA ZAPATA; ON THE WATERFRONT and all others. Hundreds of half-tone photos, many full-page. Unmarked ex-library volume under mylar protective cover; tight and clean inside and out other than two 3" "Withdrawn" stamps on end pages and card slot rear end page. Small lib. numbers at bottom of spine. H $275.00
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FB0001 FILM SCRIPTWRITING.Dwight Swain.1979.373pp.Soft. Exc. Text.Taped. $5.00
FB0073 THE HARDER THEY FALL. Budd Schulberg. RARE COLLECTIBLE. Signed FIRST EDITION, STATED FIRST PRINTING. NY: Random House, 1947. Hardbound, no dustwrapper. Very.Good condition. The prize-winning boxing novel which became Bogart's final film. Photos. $225.00
FB0060 CASINO ROYALE. Ian Fleming. Basis for the James Bond film. Softbound. Signet,1953. 144 pp. As New, unmarked. Slight age-toning to pages.  (Contact for Photos). $110.00
FB0061 MISTER S. The true story of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack by Sinatra's valet George Jacobs. Anecdotal material on JFK, Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Greta Garbo, Yul Brynner, Marlene Dietrich, Noel Coward, Laurence Harvey, Lauren Bacall, Swifty Lazar. NEW. Very Fine cover, dustjacket and interior. Hardbound.Harper,2003.260 p. $20.00
FB0062 SCARLETT, RHETT, AND A CAST OF THOUSANDS: The Filming of Gone With The Wind. Roland Flamini.Collier,1978.355p. Oversized Softbound. More than 100 BW location stills. Excellent condition, minor corner bends on cover, text unmarked, pristine. $25.00
FB0075 THE LONE RANGER AT THE HAUNTED GULCH  Fran Striker. RARE COLLECTIBLE. First Edition. Fiction. Hardbound in good dust jacket. Good . 1941.. Photos/Detail $115.00
FB0063 RICHARD BURTON, MY BROTHER.Graham Jenkins. Intro. by Elizabeth Taylor. Harper&Row,1988.First U.S. Edition.347 p. More than 20 personal BW photos. Hardbound.Very fine cover, dust jacket,interior. Inscription on front end page. $30.00
FB0064 BRUBAKER. W.D.Richter screenplay novelized by William Harrison. Basis for Robert Redford , Yaphet Kotto film. Ballantine, 1980.First Edition.Softbound. 8 p. of BW photos.152 p. $12.00
FB0065 INSIDE WARNER BROTHERS: 1935-1951. Rudy Behlmer.Fireside,1987.343 p. Oversized Softbound. More than 20 BW location stills, production memos & letters..Excellent condition,minor corner bend on cover,text unmarked, pristine. $20.00
FB0066 GONE WITH THE WIND: The Screenplay. Sidney Howard, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ben Hecht et al. Includes momorandi Selznick to director(s)/cast/writers with commentary on production difficulties. Collier First,1980, originally written 1936.416 p. Oversized Softbound.More than 100 BW location stills.Very Good condition,minor corner bends on cover, small water stain front blank pages only, text unmarked, pristine. $35.00
FB0002 ACTING FOR THE CAMERA.Tony Barr.1982.309pp.Soft.Very Good. $12.00
FB0003 TV ACTING.James Hindman .1979.193pp.Soft.Very Good,Min. Writing. $10.00
FB0004 METHOD ACTORS.Steve Vineberg.1991.364pp.Hard.Very Good.Inscrip. $15.00
FB0005 MONTGOMERY CLIFT. Patricia Bosworth.1978.397pp.Hard.Unmarked. $30.00
FB0006 ACTOR'S BOOK OF SCENES. Eric Lane .1988.424pp.Hard.Excellent. $20.00
FB0007 ACTOR'S BOOK OF MOVIE MONOLOGUES.Marisa Smith .1986.101 pp.Hardbound. Very Good. $15.00
FB0008 KAZAN: THE MASTER DIRECTOR DISCUSSES HIS FILMS. Jeff Young. 1999. 368 pp. Memoirs and analysis by Elia Kazan, the director of STREETCAR, WATERFRONT, VIVA ZAPATA and many other classic American films.  The making of each film and and reflective opinions given in intimate detail by "Gadge" (1909-2003). Hardbound 1ST EDITION in dj. AS NEW. $48.00
FB0009 THE FILMS OF INGMAR BERGMAN.Janus Films.1975.c.60pp.Soft.Pix. $20.00
FB0010 AUDIOVISUAL SCRIPT WRITING.Norton Parker.1968.330pp.Soft.As new $10.00
FB0011 WRITING FOR TELEVISION.Stuart Kaminsky .1988.211pp.Soft.As new. $12.00
FB0012 TELEPLAY: AN INTRODUCTION TO TELEVISION WRITING. Coles Trapnell.1974.245pp.Soft. Very good condition. Inscription. $7.00
FB0013 SOME TIME IN THE SUN (Faulkner,Agee,Fitzgerald ).Tom Dardis.1976.245pp.Hardbound.Very good. Text Unmarked. Inscription. $20.00
FB0014 THE ELECTRONIC MEDIA: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION. Peter Orlik.1992.487pp.Manual included. Hard. Excellent Condition. Inscription, with minor TOC marks. $12.00
FB0015 SCRIPT PLANNING: POSITIONING AND DEVELOPING SCRIPTS FOR TV AND FILM.Tony Zaza.1992.248pp.Soft. AS NEW, Unmarked. $12.00
FB0016 THE WRITER AND THE SCREEN. Wolf Rilla. Foreward by Carl Foreman.1974.191pp.Soft.Good ,inscribed,minor marks. $7.00
FB0017 HOW TO SELL YOUR IDEA TO HOLLYWOOD.Robert Kosberg.1991.207pp.Hardbound.Text excellent,markings. $10.00
FB0018 WRITING THE SCREENPLAY.Alan Armer.1988.272pp.Soft.Clip,marked. $7.00
FB0019 I WAKE UP SCREENING: Everything You Need To Know About Making Independent Films. Frank D. Gilroy.1993.360pp.Soft.Very good, inscription. $12.00
FB0020 BEST AMERICAN SCREENPLAYS: First Series. Sam Thomas, Editor. (Includes WESTERN FRONT, REBEL, BONNIE/CLYDE, ARTHUR, CANDIDATE). 1986. 538pp. Hard. Excellent, unmarked text, inscription. $30.00
FB0021 PRINT THE LEGEND: The Life and Times of John Ford. Scott Eyman. 1999. 656pp. Hardbound. Interior unmarked, As New. Cover bit spotted. $20.00
FB0022 CELEBRITY YEARBOOK: The World's Largest Collection of High School Yearbook Photos of Hollywood's Greatest Stars. SCARCE COLLECTIBLE. Arcadia, Calif.: Del Rey Enterprises, 1977. Soft Cover. No Jacket as issued. First Edition. VG /Fine. Interior clean, tight. 30 (oversized) pp. Stapled Paper Wraps. Very Good. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Contains 143 high school yearbook photographs with stars' real names, birthdates and birthplaces, school name, city, state and graduating year and extra-curricular activities. Includes Presidents Johnson, Nixon, Carter and Ford and the infamous O.J. Simpson and Robert Blake. 30 oversized pages, uncoated paper covers printed in red and black with a Star Quiz on rear cover. Among many other star high school photo-descriptions are Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Henry Winkler, Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Marilyn Monroe, Sal Mineo, Johnny Mathis, Elvis Presley, Mel Brooks, Chubby Checker, Johnny Carson, Bing Crosby, Bob Dylan, Farrah Fawcett, Mick Jagger, Liberace, and Carole King.  (Contact for Photos). $175.00
FB0023 BEST AMERICAN SCREENPLAYS 2. Sam Thomas, Editor. (Includes STING, SIERRA MADRE, CITIZEN KANE, JULIA, ENDEARMENT, SOME LIKE IT HOT).1990. 612 pp. Hardbound. AS NEW, Unmarked. $55.00
FB0024 REBELS: The Rebel Hero in Films. Joe Morella . Citadel, 1971. COLLECTIBLE. 210pp. Hardbound Elephant Volume. Hundreds of BW Photos (CLIFT, DEAN, BRANDO, NEWMAN, GARFIELD, McQUEEN are analyzed). Interior Pristine, As New. Minor cover wear. Contact for Photos. $150.00
FB0027 CHANGING. Liv Ullman. SIGNED with drawn "Heart" by Ullman.1978 (3rd printing Bantam Softbound edition). Fine/Very Fine Interior. Contact for Photos. $110.00
FB0028 RADIO AND TELEVISION REPORTING (WORKBOOK). Roy Gibson.1990.94pp.Oversized softbound.Very good,TOC marked. $5.00
FB0029 WORKING ACTORS: The Craft of...Performing (In-depth technique of 11 Stars including Harry Hamlin, Jack Gilford, Katherine Helmond, Robert Guillaume ). Richard Blum.1989.153pp. Soft.Excellent cond. $15.00
FB0030 RICHARD BURTON: A LIFE. Melvyn Bragg & Sally Burton.1988. 533 pp. Color/BW Photos. Interior Very Fine, Unmarked. Small cover spotting. $25.00
FB0031 JAMES DEAN: The Mutant King. David Dalton. 1974. 396 pp. Dell Softbound. 100 BW Pix. Interior Pristine, Unmarked. Minor coverwear. $25.00
FB0032 ORSON WELLES: Actor and Director. Joseph McBride. 1977. 159pp. Softbound.Over 60 BW Photos.Very Fine.Inscription. $10.00
FB0033 THALBERG:The Last Tycoon. Roland Flamini.(Uncorrected Proof Edition).1994.300pp.Softbound.Interior Pristine,Unmarked.Cover Good. $15.00
FB0034 REEL POWER...The New Hollywood. Mark Litwak. 1986. 336pp. Oversized Softbound.Cover, Interior AS NEW. Minor edge spotting. $22.00
FB0035 P.S. I LOVE YOU: An Intimate Portrait of PETER SELLERS. Michael Sellers .1982. 238pp.Hardbound with DJ (Mylar).VF/VF, Unmarked. $30.00
FB0036 OFF-HOLLYWOOD:The Making & Marketing of Independent Films. David Rosen/Peter Hamilton (Sundance/IFP). 1990. 326pp. Oversized Softbound.Cover/Interior AS NEW, Unmarked.Minor spotting on edges. $20.00
FB0037 JACK NICHOLSON: Face to Face (Interviews: HOPPER- HELLMAN- ASHBY- DERN- CORMAN- EVANS- RUSH ). BW photos.Robert Crane/Christopher Fryer.M.Evans,1975.192pp.Oversized Softbound.Cover Good , Interior Clean. Written notes on end pp. Contact for Photos. $50.00
FB0038 THE HOLLYWOOD MURDERS. Ellery Queen. COLLECTIBLE. Fiction "Omnibus" containing 3 Queen tales: "THE DEVIL TO PAY;" "THE FOUR OF HEARTS;" "THE ORIGIN OF EVIL." First Edition. Lippincott, 1951. 480 pp. Hardbound. Dust jacket has minor watermark and is chipped/small tears edges only. Cover/Interior Pristine, Unmarked. Slight yellowing of pages due to age. $150.00
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FB0039 THE FILM ENCYCLOPEDIA. Ephraim Katz. First Edition. "The most comprehensive encyclopedia of World Cinema in a single volume." HarperCollins,1994.1,496pp.Oversized Softbound. AS NEW, Unmarked. $40.00
FB0040 BOGEY: The Films of Humphrey Bogart. Clifford McCarty. COLLECTIBLE. Cadillac, 1965. 189 pp. 100 BW photos. Hardbound Elephant Volume. Minor bumping to cover corners, Interior Pristine, Unmarked. Slight yellowing of pages due to age. $175.00
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