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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. 1960 Hugo award winning novel, made into an interesting feature film. "Vintage Heinlein storytelling." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-206. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-90.
London: Victor Gollancz, 1966. Octavo, boards. First edition. Sequel to PILGRIMAGE: THE BOOK OF THE PEOPLE (1962). This title and PILGRIMAGE are the basis for a made to TV film, The People (1972). See Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-93.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, . Octavo, boards. First edition. The second book in the Dune series. The 2003 television mini-series "Children of Dune" was based on this book and the next novel, "Children of Dune". Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 659-64.
Philadelphia and New York: Chilton Books, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Hugo Award winner 1966 and Nebula Award winner 1965 for best novel. Made into a feature film directed by David Lynch, filmed again as a SciFi Channel mini-series. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-207. Pringle: Science Fiction: The 100 Best Books #48.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's first novel. A crime novel set in the Boston underworld. Filmed in 1973 with Robert Mitchum in the title role.
New York and Evanston: Harper & Row, Publishers, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Filmed in 1987 as Le Cri du Hibou (The Cry of the Owl) by Claude Chabrol. Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 516-517.
Garden City, New York: Published for The Crime Club by Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1964. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Review slip laid in. Filmed in 1978 as Die Glaeserne Zelle (The Glass Cell).
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., . original black cloth stamped in green. First edition. The first of Highsmith's four books featuring Tom Ripley, a charming con man, thief and murderer, for whom "something always turned up." "Tom Ripley is one of the best of Highsmith's complex creations." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights: The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, p. 359. Basis for the 1999 film starring Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow. Keating, Crime & Mystery: The 100 Best Books 52.
Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Publications, Inc., . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First U.S. edition. Gold Medal #717. Paperback original. The author's first mystery novel, first published in France as La Reine des Pommes, it introduces the characters of Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones. It won the award of Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere of 1958 (the French award for Crime and Detective fiction, founded in 1948). Filmed in 1991 by Miramax under it's contemporary title: A Rage in Harlem.
New York and London: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. "A brilliant synthesis of the hard-boiled detective story and the horror novel..." - Barron (ed.): Horror Literature 4-149. Made into a film by Alan Parker (1987) starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet and Charlotte Rampling. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 78. King list, p. 390.
New York: Simon and Schuster, . Octavo, illustrations by William Steig, cloth. First edition. Signed inscription by Hodgins dated in 1947 on the upper corner of the front free endpaper. Made into a classic film in 1948 with Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas. Remade in 2007 titled "Are We Done Yet?"
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. A tale of two sisters, raised by their Aunt's who are witches, and their trials and tribulations as it relates to love. Made into a feature film.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1945. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Mystery novel. Source for a film noir of the same title, directed by Otto Preminger with Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Bruce Cabot and John Carradine.
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1946. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Basis for the classic noir film Out of the Past, directed by Jacques Tourneur from a script by the author. The film starred Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer and Kirk Douglas.
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1940. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-279 [280-282: blank], original yellow cloth, spine stamped in brown, top edge stained red. First edition. The author's seventh mystery novel. Features Humphrey Campbell. "Between 1936 and 1946, Homes published 12 detective and suspense novels set primarily in the valleys and foothills of north-central California. Each is distinguished by clever plotting, semi-hard-boiled realism, fast-paced action, witty and remarkably good dialogue, and some of the finest and most vivid descriptive passages in mystery fiction." - Pederson (ed.): St. James Guide To Crime and Mystery Writers (4th ed.), p 533.
New York: William Morrow And Company, 1941. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-246 [247-248: blank], original light green cloth, spine stamped in black and red, top edge stained red. First edition. The author's eighth mystery novel. Features Humphrey Campbell. Basis for the 1944 film "Crime by Night," starring Jane Wyman and Jerome Cowan. "Between 1936 and 1946, Homes published 12 detective and suspense novels set primarily in the valleys and foothills of north-central California. Each is distinguished by clever plotting, semi-hard-boiled realism, fast-paced action, witty and remarkably good dialogue, and some of the finest and most vivid descriptive passages in mystery fiction."- Pederson (ed.): St. James Guide To Crime and Mystery Writers (4th ed.), p 533.
London: Chatto and Windus, 1939. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-270  [272: printers statement], original lavender cloth, spine stamped in white. First edition. The story of a British man who hunts a European dictator (read: Adolf Hitler), he gets the man in his cross hairs but does not shoot. He is captured, tortured, and escapes, back to England, where he is hunted by the dictator's secret agents. "This is a nightmarish novel, filled with breathless chases, fascinating detail work, and images that will haunt you for days after reading." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 382-384. Filmed in 1941 as Man Hunt with Walter Pidgeon, later filmed as a television movie.
West Kingston, Rhode Island: Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc., . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Howard's final years as told by Price who was dating him. Basis for the feature film The Whole Wide World, directed by John Ireland with Vincent D'Onofrio as Howard and Rene Zellweger as Price.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1942. Octavo, Hardcover. First edition. Signed inscription by Hughes to a well known mystery specialist dealer on the front free end paper. Also initialed on the title page by Hughes. "Kit, all nerves exposed after a torture session in Spain, returns to N. Y. to declare open season on a circle of phony refugees who murder his best friend. The sellout of his girl, killing of an F.B.I. friend, bait of some golden goblets, identity of his Spanish inquisitor, and allure of Toni, make for expert ersatz." - Kirkus review, 4 September, 1942. Made into a film of the same title in 1943 starring John Garfield and Maureen O'Hara.
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., . Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-324, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red. First edition in English. Exploits of a super criminal whose weapon of choice is hypnosis. A translation of DR. MABUSE, DER SPIELER (Berlin: Ullstein, 1920), which appears to be Jacques' only book about the sinister doctor (Jacques shelved a sequel in the 1930s). A very popular silent film based on the novel, directed by Fritz Lang from a script by Thea von Harbou, was produced in 1922. There were many filmed sequels by Lang and others. "The new [German] fantasies of the 1920's often feature exalted, superhuman characters who rebel against discipline and the order of the world, who acknowledge no law, and do what they please. Power is their aim, the manipulation and control of their fellow beings, and a feverish spirit is apparent in these books, of which Norbert Jacques' DR. MABUSE, DER SPIELER is perhaps a typical example." - Franz Rottensteiner, "German-Language Fantasy Since 1900," Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature, pp. 2403-2404 Bleiler (1948), p. 160. Reginald 07762. Hubin (1994), p. 435. Not in Bloch (2002; 2010).
New York: Frederick Fell, Inc., Publishers, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Novelization based on a screenplay by Jimmy Sangster, the film was released in 1959 in the U. K. and the U. S. in 1960. This book also includes "The Crime de la Crime" an account of the Jack the Ripper murders by Bill Doll.
Chicago: Shasta Publishers, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. One of the subscriber copies, signed by the author on the front free end paper. Basis for the 1955 film starring Jeff Morrow. While not a great film, it is a science fiction classic, the sequences on the planet Metaluna are highly imaginative. This copy has both the first edition jacket and the later issue jacket which is the movie tie-in jacket. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-222.
New York: Simon and Schuster, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First U.S. edition. This book (first published as Schindler's Ark) won the Booker Prize and was made into a moving Oscar award winning picture by Stephen Spielberg; the story of Oskar Schindler and how he saved numerous Jewish lives during the holocaust of WWII.
Ashcroft, British Columbia, Ash-Tree Press, 2006. Octavo, cloth. New edition. 500 copies printed. Horror novel. Werewolf curse. Filmed in 1942.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., . Octavo, cloth. First edition. The novel won the 1966 Nebula award; the earlier short story won the 1960 Hugo award. Filmed twice, the first as "Charly" in 1968 starring Cliff Robertson who won an Oscar for the title role, and again in 2000 as "Flowers for Algernon" in a made for TV film. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-597. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 802-06.