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  1. The Last Words of Dutch Schultz. A Fiction in the Form of a Film Script.
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    The Last Words of Dutch Schultz. A Fiction in the Form of a Film Script.

    First edition thus, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Allen Ginsberg, all the best, from the Dutchman, William S. Burroughs." The front free endpaper has an inscription, partly erased, in Ginsberg's hand, ending "bought 2'nd Hand 1982 sometime". Two scenarios suggest themselves: either Ginsberg found the book in a second-hand shop in 1982 and had Burroughs inscribe it retrospectively, or Burroughs inscribed the book for him on publication, Ginsberg lost it (or gave it away), and then bought it back. Learn More
    £4,250

    Date of Publication: 1975

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 107276

    Signed: Yes

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  2. The Adventures of Superman.

    The Adventures of Superman.

    Based on the cartoon character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Foreword by Josette Frank.
    First edition, first printing. This book is the first novelization of a comic book character, and also the first Superman story credited to someone other than Jerry Siegel. It was Lowther who first provided many now-familiar details of Superman's birth and early life. Learn More
    £1,750

    Date of Publication: 1942

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 106858

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  3. Dark Star.

    Dark Star.

    First UK edition, first impression. it was first published in the US earlier the same year. From the publisher's archive, with their stamp to the title page. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1929

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 106306

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  4. On the Lot and Off.
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 106096

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  5. Put Money In Thy Purse.

    Put Money In Thy Purse.

    The Diary of the Film of Othello.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To my new friends, John and Thérése, from Micheál Mac Liammóir." The 1952 film based on the Shakespearean play, was directed and produced by Orson Welles, who also played the title role. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1952

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 105142

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  6. Black Oxen.

    Black Oxen.

    First edition
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Lawrence Rising, from his colleague and friend, Gertrude Atherton. 1924." The book was made into a silent film of the same name, starring Corinne Griffith, Conway Tearle and Clara Bow. Learn More
    £325

    Date of Publication: 1923

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 105027

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  7. The Strange Death of Marilyn Monroe.

    The Strange Death of Marilyn Monroe.

    First Edition
    First edition, first printing. Police detective turned private investigator Frank A. Capell, who is introduced in the foreword as "the Editor of the ‘Herald of Freedom,' a national anti-Communist educational bi-weekly", was one of the firsts to speculate that Marilyn Monroe had been murdered. Learn More
    £75

    Date of Publication: 1964

    Published: Zarepath, NJ

    Stock Code: 104302

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  8. The Notebooks of Raymond Chandler.

    The Notebooks of Raymond Chandler.

    English Summer, A Gothic Romance. Edited by Frank MacShane.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £50

    Date of Publication: 1976

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 104193

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  9. Raymond Chandler's Unknown Thriller:

    Raymond Chandler's Unknown Thriller:

    The Screenplay of Playback.
    First UK edition, first printing. Preceded by the US edition in the same year. Learn More
    £30

    Date of Publication: 1985

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 104192

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  10. Television.

    Television.

    First edition, first impression, of the first book in English on television. This volume covers all aspects of early television and was written, as the author put it in the preface to the second edition, "in a popular, non-technical manner, with the object of interesting the man in the street". Learn More
    £450

    Date of Publication: 1926

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 103484

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  11. Pinocchio production cel of a Dutch milk maid from the
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    Pinocchio production cel of a Dutch milk maid from the

    An original Pinocchio production cel, with an early inscription. Blue pencil signature and inscription, "To Peggy Fox, from Walt Disney," (possibly studio hand) on a brown 4.25 x 2 inch card affixed to the mat of an original production cel featuring a little Dutch milk maid, who was one of the carved characteras featured on the clock in Geppetto's workshop during the "Give a Little Whistle" sequence from the 1940 Walt Disney Studios film Pinocchio, trimmed and applied to a detailed airbrush background done by the Courvoisier Gallery. Learn More
    £5,000

    Date of Publication: 1940

    Published: Burbank

    Stock Code: 102774

    Signed: Yes

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  12. East Side, West Side.

    East Side, West Side.

    First UK edition, first impression, of the author's novel, which was adapted into the 1949 film of the same title starring Barbara Stanwyck, James Mason, Cyd Charisse and Ava Gardner in one of her first appearances on film. Originally published in the US the preceding year. Learn More
    £200

    Date of Publication: 1948

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 102254

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  13. Picture Ribbons.

    Picture Ribbons.

    An Exposition of the Methods and Apparatus Employed in the Manufacture of the Picture Ribbons used in Projecting Lanterns to Give the Appearance of Objects in Motion.
    First edition of the author's book on chronophotography and proto-film reels. Charles Francis Jenkins (1867-1934) was a prolific inventor (over 400 patents were issued to his name) and an important pioneer of cinema and television. He devised a "motion picture projecting box", which, on 6 June 1894, became the first apparatus to project a film in front of an audience, an event which took place at Jenkins's cousin's jewellery shop in Richmond, Virginia. Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1897

    Published: Washington DC

    Stock Code: 102230

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  14. Tom Jones. A Film Script.

    Tom Jones. A Film Script.

    First edition, first impression of the script for the 1963 film of the same name. Learn More
    £60

    Date of Publication: 1964

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 101749

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  15. Barefoot in the Park.

    Barefoot in the Park.

    A New Comedy.
    First edition, first printing. The theatre play Barefoot in the Park premiered at the Biltmore Theatre in New York on 23 October 1963, starring Robert Redford and Elizabeth Ashley. Neil Simon also wrote the screenplay of the famous film adaptation in 1967, with Redford reprising his role and Jane Fonda replacing Elizabeth Ashley. Learn More
    £200

    Date of Publication: 1964

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 100845

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  16. Film Scene.

    Film Scene.

    The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of publications. Between 1952 and 1954 he drew regular cartoons for the weekly Time and Tide, and after that for the daily News Chronicle. Learn More
    £200

    Date of Publication: [1960s]

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    Stock Code: 100816

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  17. Lew Grade.

    Lew Grade.

    An extraordinary Bentley cartoon, showing half-blind Lady Justice looking on in alarm as a large cigar-smoking man, a caricature of TV Impressario Lew Grade, is led onward in a dream by an enormous crocodile, to which he is chained at the wrist. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: [1960s]

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    Stock Code: 100815

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  18. London After Midnight.

    London After Midnight.

    First UK photoplay edition. Illustrated with scenes from the MGM Production starring Lon Chaney Sr.. Fabulous wraparound dustjacket art. Considered one of the great lost films and early vampire films. Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1928

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 100598

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  19. The Phantom of the Opera.

    The Phantom of the Opera.

    First UK photoplay edition. Illustrated with scenes from the Universal Production starring Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin and Gibson Gowland. Fabulous wraparound dustjacket art. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1925

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 100597

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  20. The Forgotten Village.

    The Forgotten Village.

    With 136 Photographs from the Film of the Same Name by Rosa Harvan Kline and Alexander Hackensmid.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1941

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 99584

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