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Sinners in Heaven [Photoplay Edition]

By: Arden, Clive

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: [1924] (c. 1923)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 19727


[very nice copy, the book essentially flawless but with a trace of dust-soiling to top edge, vintage bookseller's label (Paul Elder, San Francisco) on rear pastedown; jacket shows light soiling on spine and rear panel, tiny chip at top of spine]. (8 B&W film stills) Photoplay Edition, tie-in with the 1924 Paramount film starring Bebe Daniels and Richard Dix as a man and a woman stranded on a tropical island. View more info

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Skyscraper Souls; Photoplay Title of Skyscraper [Photoplay Edition]

By: Baldwin, Faith

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: [1932] (c.1931)

Edition: 1st printing thus

Seller ID: 14611


(no dust jacket) [moderate shelfwear, front hinge cracked but not separated, fading to spine cloth, two previous owners' signatures in ink on ffep, number in ink at top of front pastedown]. (4 black & white stills from the film) Novel centering around various people working in a New York City high-rise office building. Basis for the 1932 MGM-Cosmopolitan film SKYSCRAPER SOULS, four stills from which illustrate the text of this edition. View more info

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Why Girls Go Back Home: A Story of the Stage, Based on the Motion Picture Story

By: Brody, Catharine

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Jacobsen-Hodgkinson-Corporation: (c.1926)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15908


[pretty beat-up, with heavy external wear (covers edgeworn/creased, small piece missing at bottom front corner, etc.), tears in title page and first page of text, bottom inch or so of spine covering missing, etc.]. (Popular Plays and Screen Library) Series (B&W photographs) A cheaper version of the popular "Photoplay Editions" issued mostly by Grosset & Dunlap and A.L. Burt, this is a novelization of the 1926 Warner Bros. film of the same name, starring Patsy Rut... View more info

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The Public Enemy

By: Glasmon, Kubec, and John Bright

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1931)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21475


(no dust jacket) [externally quite a nice-looking book, clean and bright (would rate at least VG+ on external appearance alone), but unfortunately both pastedowns (inside covers) bear extensive remnants of what was once a glued-down dust jacket (now long gone), as well as stamping indicating that the book was once held by Boyd's Lending Libraries]. (4 B&W film stills) Photoplay edition, actually a novelization of the classic gangster film, hence the true first edition, ... View more info

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Potash & Perlmutter: Their Copartnership Ventures and Adventures [Photoplay Edition]

By: Glass, Montague

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: [1923] (c.1911)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 12329


[solid copy, moderate wear at extremities, top edge dust-darkened; jacket has some paper loss at top of spine (extending slightly into front panel and affecting top part of "POTASH" in title on spine), small chip at base of spine, also a somewhat ragged tear at bottom front hinge, extending a bit onto the front panel]. (B&W photographs) The archetypal bickering Jewish business partners, "Potash and Perlmutter" first appeared on stage in 1913, with Barney... View more info

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Corsair [Photoplay Edition]

By: Green, Walton

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1931, 1930)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20281


[Good only, due to water-staining to lower covers (interior of book unaffected), otherwise a lightly worn copy with a couple of slightly bumped and softened corners; the jacket is also dampstained (showing mostly along the bottom edge of the rear panel), with moderate overall wear, external/internal tape repairs/reinforcements at both ends of spine, but the front panel illustration still bright and attractive]. (4 B&W film stills) Adventure novel about a guy from a privi... View more info

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There You Are! [Photoplay Edition]

By: Herbert, F. Hugh

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: [1926] (c.1925)

Edition: PhotoPlay Edition

Seller ID: 19876


(no dust jacket) [light wear at extremities, a bit of soiling to page edges, one-time owner's pencil name and date on ffep]. (frontispiece, two B&W film stills) A farcical comedy of manners by the noted screenwriter and playwright, the basis for the 1926 M-G-M film of the same name starring Conrad Nagel and Aileen Pringle, for which this is the tie-in. This is the earliest published book credited to Herbert, and appears to have been initially (or perhaps only) published... View more info

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The Way of a Man [Photoplay Edition]

By: Hough, Emerson

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: [1924] (c.1907)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21090


[hinges weak (cracked but not separated), nasty pull-tear in page 125 (no loss of text), otherwise reasonably clean and sound; jacket edgeworn and age-toned, a bit of paper loss at spine ends, small chip at top of front panel (affecting two letters of the title)]. (8 B&W photographic plates) According to the rear jacket panel, this film was "produced both as a feature production and as a ten-chapter Pathé-serial -- but this may well be a spurious claim, as none of t... View more info

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The Broadway Melody

By: Lait, Jack; from the scenario by Edmund Goulding

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1929)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18741


[minor wear at extremities, light dampstain surrounding base of spine; jacket heavily worn, with a big chunk missing from top of front panel, plus various tears, scrapes and whatnot]. (8 B&W film stills) Photoplay Edition (and true first edition, a G&D original), a novelization of the backstage musical film that won the year's Academy Award as Best Picture. Depicting a thinly-veiled Ziegfeld Follies (the book's impresario is named "Joseph Zanfield," changed to &#... View more info

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The Letter; originally published under the title The Casuarina Tree: Six Stories [Photoplay Edition]

By: Maugham, W. Somerset

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: [1929] (c.1926)

Seller ID: 16018


(no dust jacket) [decent copy, clean aside from some light spotting/soiling to top page edges, spine cloth a little faded, light bumping/softening to corners]. (8 B&W movie stills) Maugham's stories of English people living in the Malay Peninsula and Borneo, the first of which, "The Letter," served as the basis for the long-thought-lost but recently-rediscovered/restored 1929 talkie starring the luminous, doomed Jeanne Eagels (for which this edition was the movie... View more info

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A Devil with Women (Photoplay Title of Dust and Sun) [Photoplay Edition]

By: Ripley, Clements

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1929)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 10673


(no dust jacket) [general wear, bumping and light fraying at corners, front hinge just barely starting, title page torn at binding edge (about 1/3 up from bottom of page), one-time owner's signature and date on front pastedown, traces of erased pencil scribblings on ffep]. (B&W photographs) Photoplay Edition, issued to coincide with the release of the 1930 Fox film starring Victor McLaglen, as a soldier of fortune in Mexico, and a very young Humphrey Bogart (this was one... View more info

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Don Juan: A Story of the Greatest Lover of All Ages; Based on the Motion Picture Story

By: Sabastien, Inez

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Jacobsen Publishing Company, Inc.: (c.1926)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19234


[book a little shelfworn, but binding intact (more than one usually finds with these cheaply-produced volumes), one-time owner's signature and date on ffep; the jacket is mostly complete but is in three pieces, held together only by the mylar jacket cover]. (Warner Bros. Classics of the Screen) Series Novelization of the 1926 film starring John Barrymore and Mary Astor, the first full-length feature presented in Vitaphone -- in this instance used only to provide a synch... View more info

Image for King of the Jungle; photoplay title of The Lion's Way: A Story of Men and Lions [Photoplay Edition]

King of the Jungle; photoplay title of The Lion's Way: A Story of Men and Lions [Photoplay Edition]

By: Stoneham, C.T.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: [1933] (c.1931)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 20171


[book is somewhat worn, small dents in top edges of covers (one in each), frontispiece photo had apparently become detached at some point and was glued back in at a somewhat skewed angle, bookplate on front pastedown; jacket is edgeworn, with various tiny tears and minor creasing, about 1/2" paper loss at top of spine (taking away "King of" from the title)]. (four B&W film stills) A Tarzan knock-off in every way -- book and movie -- with Buster Crabbe, in the... View more info

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Alice Adams [Photoplay Edition]

By: Tarkington, Booth

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: [1935] (c.1921)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 16279


[light wear to cloth at extremities, very minor bumping to bottom corners, slight dust-soiling to top edge; jacket shows some wear (including a few tiny tears) along top and bottom edges, minimal paper loss at spine ends and a couple of corners, light soiling to spine]. Tarkington's classic novel of small-town American social anxiety and romantic awkwardness, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1922, and wonderfully filmed by George Stevens (with Katharine Hepburn) in 1935. ... View more info

Image for Arizona: A Romance of the Great Southwest [Photoplay Edition]

Arizona: A Romance of the Great Southwest [Photoplay Edition]

By: Thomas, Augustus

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: [1918] (c.1914)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 10652


(no dust jacket) [moderate overall wear, light spotting to exterior, cloth slightly wrinkled in a few spots, previous owner's "loaned by" stamp on rear pastedown and bottom page edges]. (B&W photographs) Photoplay Edition, issued to coincide with the release of the 1918 Douglas Fairbanks film; illustrated with eight stills from the film (frontispiece + 7 in text). It should be noted that this is not a novelization of the film, but rather (per the title page) was... View more info

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Beggars of Life [Photoplay Edition]

By: Tully, Jim

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: [1928] (c.1924)

Edition: 1st printing thus

Seller ID: 22505


(no dust jacket) [light shelfwear, one small dent in top edge of each cover, one-time owner's name and date of purchase on ffep]. (4 sepia-toned film stills) Tully's breakthrough book typecast him forever as the "hobo author," although he rejected the label, always making the distinction among hobies, tramps, drifters, and "road kids," and insisting that his youthful wanderings put him in the latter category. An American classic, it remains his most fam... View more info

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Dishonored [Photoplay Edition]

By: Vreeland, Frank

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1931)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12797


(no dust jacket) [nice bright copy, minor soiling to covers, faint vertical pucker in front cover (like it had been slightly bent at some point), light bumping to bottom corners]. (B&W photographs) A Grosset & Dunlap original (i.e., a true first edition), a novelization of the Josef von Sternberg film which starred Marlene Dietrich as an Austrian spy during World War I. Illustrated by six stills from the film, two of which are double-page spreads -- quite unusual for a... View more info

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David Harum: A Story of American Life [Photoplay Edition]

By: Westcott, Edward Noyes

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: [1938] (c.1898, 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20215


[good solid book, moderate shelfwear to bottom edge, some mottling to cloth at and adjacent to spine, bookplate on ffep; jacket is very nice, with just a bit of wear at the extremities]. Photoplay Edition (sort of) for the 1934 Fox film starring Will Rogers, actually the second screen version (the first was in 1915) of this venerable piece of Americana, about a small-town banker and horse trader whose homespun sayings became part of the vernacular. (The character was b... View more info