Books into Film

AUSTEN, Jane

Emma [Sold]

London: John Murray, (1816)
$18,500.

First Edition (one of only two thousand copies published), three volumes, of this Jane Austen classic. A Very Good set only, bound in oasis morocco leather with raised bands to spine and matching leather…

Peter and Wendy
BARRIE, J.M.

Peter and Wendy

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1911)
$4,750.

An absolutely, remarkably Fine copy in every way of this First American Edition of the Peter Pan story. 12 black and white illustrations, as called for. 267 pp. 8vo., The green cloth is fresh…

Lethal Weapon (Signed Shooting Script)
BLACK, Shane

Lethal Weapon (Signed Shooting Script)

Original Creative Artists Agency covers
$4,000.

Highly collectible second draft shooting script of the 1987 Richard Donner-directed blockbuster created and written by Shane Black. Followed by three sequels, this is the foundation, and by far the most scarce and most…

The Exorcist
BLATTY, William Peter

The Exorcist

NY: Harper & Row, (1971)
$450.

Very nearly Fine (stated) First Edition in like dust jacket of this acclaimed bestseller, basis of course for the blockbuster film adaptation which garnered an Oscar for Blatty’s screenplay. In recent days, an increasingly…

Out of Africa
BLIXEN, Karen

Out of Africa [Sold]

London: Putnam, (1937)
$3,000.

Absolutely Fine True First Edition (using the author’s actual name rather than the Isak Dinesen pseudonym used on the American edition)of this modern classic, basis for the superb 1985 Academy Award-winning Sydney Pollack-directed film…

The Da Vinci Code
BROWN, Dan

The Da Vinci Code

NY: Doubleday, (2003)
$3,750.

First Edition, First State (with all relevant points) of this publishing phenomenon, the international bestseller, and basis for the critically successful (and hugely profitable) Ron Howard/Tom Hanks film collaboration. This copy is As New…

A Clockwork Orange
BURGESS, Anthony

A Clockwork Orange

London: Heinemann, (1962)
$2,500.

Stunning fine First Edition copy (second issue purple boards) in fine, fresh, price-clipped purple dust jacket with reviews on rear panel. A title which ranks at #65 on the Modern Library’s 100 Best Books…

Iron Man
BURNETT, W.R.

Iron Man

NY: Dial Press, (1930)
$1,750.

First edition of this classic by W.R. Burnett, author of the now iconic Little Caesar. Fine copy, scarce thus, in its original very Near Fine pictorial dust jacket. Book, of course, is the basis…

Naked Lunch
Burroughs, William

Naked Lunch [Sold]

NY: Grove Press, (1959)
$1,250.00

Fine First Edition, obviously unread, in its striking, original, very Near Fine dust jacket, of the author’s notorious 1959 novel.  Basis for the 1991 film adaptation directed by David Cronenberg and starring Peter Weller,…

The Postman Always Rings Twice
CAIN, James M.

The Postman Always Rings Twice [Sold]

NY: Knopf, (1934)
$15,500.

First Edition, First State of this classic hardboiled title deemed by many the prototype for film noir. The book was an enormous success, bursting onto the scene to rousing critical and commercial success. Source…

CAINE, Michael

Michael Caine’s Moving Picture Show

NY: St. Martin's Press, (1989)
$500.

First Edition, U.S., of this fascinating compendium of always fascinating, often hilarious anecdotes and stories (accompanied by pages of wonderful photographs) by the popular international star. A fine copy but for the smallest stain…

In Cold Blood
CAPOTE, Truman

In Cold Blood [Sold]

NY: Random House, (1966)
$2,500.00

First Edition of this landmark ‘non-fiction’ novel, the first of its kind and an acknowledged classic. Basis for the celebrated Richard Brooks film starring Scott Wilson and Robert Blake, this is a Fine copy…

CAPOTE, Truman

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

NY: Random House, (1958)
$3,450.00

An absolutely stunning Fine First Edition in equally Fine original dust jacket of this iconic and much loved title.  A scarce book to find in seriously collectible condition, this obviously unread, beautiful, immaculate  example…

CHABON, Michael

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

NY: William Morrow & Co., (1988)
$350.

Fine First Edition in Fine price-clipped dust jacket of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s first book, a novel cited by several critics as reminiscent of, and worthy to stand beside, Catcher in the Rye and On the…

The Big Sleep
CHANDLER, Raymond

The Big Sleep

NY: Knopf, (1939)
$20,000.

First Edition of Chandler’s classic debut novel, a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and a modern highspot of iconic reputation. Basis, of course, for two film adaptations, the primary one the stellar Howard Hawks 1946 production with…

CHANDLER, Raymond

The Big Sleep [Sold]

NY: Knopf, (1939)
$9,500.

First Edition of Chandler’s classic debut novel, a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and a modern highspot of iconic reputation. Basis, of course, for two film adaptations, the primary one the stellar Howard Hawks 1946 production with…

Farewell, My Lovely
CHANDLER, Raymond

Farewell, My Lovely

NY: Knopf, (1940)
$10,000.

First Edition of Chandler’s second novel, a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstoneand basis for three film adaptations. A tight, square, absolutely fine copy in a brilliant example of the dust jacket with only the most miniscule light…

Charriere, Henri

Papillon [Sold]

NY: William Morrow (1970)
$950.00

First Edition in English of the international bestseller called by Le Breton “The greatest adventure story of all time.”  An absolutely Fine, crisp, tight, seemingly unread copy in equally Fine original dust jacket.  A…

2001: A Space Odyssey
CLARKE, Arthur C.

2001: A Space Odyssey

NY: NAL, (1968)
$2,500.

Absolutely beautiful, apparently unread, truly Fine First Edition of this contemporary classic in its equally Fine (although price-clipped) original dust jacket.  Basis, of course, for the 1968 Stanley Kubrick cinema masterpiece with screenplay by…

Body of Evidence
CORNWELL, Patricia Daniels

Body of Evidence

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1991)
$180

Fine First Edition in equally Fine dust jacket of Cornwell’s second Kay Scarpetta mystery, a tight, obviously unread copy, scarce thus. Following the enormous success of the author’s debut mystery,Postmortem, First Editions in collectible…

CRICHTON, Michael

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

NY: Knopf, (1995)
$9,500.

As New, unread First Edition in dust jacket of the bestselling novel, basis for Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster film, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the very first sequel to Jurassic Park and the movie which…

CROWE, Cameron

Jerry Maguire (Signed Original Shooting Script) [Sold]

NP: November 14, 1995
$2,750.

Original brad-bound shooting script of the hit 1996 blockbuster film written and directed by Cameron Crowe. In blue wrappers, this copy is boldly signed on the front cover by stars Tom Cruise and Renée…

James and the Giant Peach
DAHL, Roald

James and the Giant Peach

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1961
$1,950.

First Edition, First state copy of this classic of 20th century children’s literature. Basis, of course, for the blockbuster Henry Selick-directed 1996 fil.  This copy, illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert, in its fresh and…

The BFG
DAHL, Roald

The BFG

NY: FSG, (1982)
$500.

Fine First American Edition with pictures by Quentin Blake. But for the most minute, truly negligible sunning to top quarter-inch of front board, this is a marvelous Fine collectors copy in a magnificent Fine…

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (with) The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
DOYLE, Arthur Conan

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (with) The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

London: George Newnes, Limited, (1892 & 1894)
$10,500. the pair

Very Near Fine First Editions of these two Sherlock Holmes highspots.  Gilt titles on each front board nice and bright, much fresher than usual.  Internally each copy also infinitely nicer than other copies we…

Advise And Consent
DRURY, Allen

Advise And Consent [Sold]

NY: Doubleday & Co., (1959)
$600.

Beautiful Near Fine copy in very nearly Fine pictorial dust jacket (noting it’s Pulitzer Prize win) of this classic novel of Washington politics. Book is, of course, basis for the acclaimed 1962 Otto Preminger-directed…

EGOLF, Tristan

Lord of the Barnyard

NY: Grove, (1998)
$375.

As New First American Edition in dust jacket of this stupendously received second novel which received huge acclaim internationally. On May 7, 2005, the astonishingly talented American author and political activist, founder of the…

Less Than Zero
ELLIS, Brett Easton

Less Than Zero [Sold]

NY: Simon & Schuster, (1985)
$350.

Very Fine, virtually As New First Edition of this bestseller and cult classic. Basis for the 1987 film with Andrew McCarthy, James Spader and Robert Downey, Jr. A spectacular, pristine, collector’s copy — happlly…