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    [Leigh Brackett, association]. [C. L. Barnhart, editor]. The American College Dictionary. New York: Random House, [1959]. Later edition. Octavo. 1444 pages. Illustrated. With thumb-index indentations at text fore-edge. In a special binding of full blue calf, with Brackett's name stamped in gilt on the front board, and a Happy New Year motif stamped on the rear in blind. Some wear to binding, rear hinge starting. Very good. Leigh Brackett (1915-1978) was a science fiction and mystery writer, who also worked on screenplays such as The Big Sleep (1946), Rio Bravo (1959), and The Empire Strikes Back (1980, her draft written in 1978 just before her death).

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