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    Group of Five Film Source Books. New York: [1897-1958]. Three first editions.

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    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Frankenstein. Or, The Modern Prometheus. Londom: Gibbings and Company, 1897. Gibbings edition. Octavo. [2, blank], [xviii], 268 pages; six illustrated plates inserted throughout. Publisher's green decorated cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt and stamped in dark green; top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Gentle spine lean; light wear to edges and front joint; corners softly bumped. Hinges starting; previous ownership signature to front free endpaper; marginal foxing throughout, heavier at beginning and concluding leaves and endpapers. Very good. Source for the 1931 Universal Horror classic by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff.

    [Together with:] Agatha Christie. And Then There Were None. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1940. First U. S. edition, and first under this title. Octavo. [vi], 264, [2, blank] pages. Publisher's light brown cloth, spine and front board lettered in red; top edge stained red, fore-edge rough-trimmed, in original dust jacket. Front board very slightly splayed; few minor ripples on the backstrip; a few small tears to crown, front joint at the lower edge and on the bottom edge of the boards; occasional light soiling. Top stain lightly discolored. Dust jacket edges and folds somewhat worn; vertical crease to front panel; rear panel rubbed and lightly soiled; spine panel very faintly dulled. Very good. Source for the 1945 René Clair film starring Walter Huston.

    [And:] [Cornell Woolrich]. William Irish (pseudonym). After-Dinner Story. New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, [1944]. First collected edition. Octavo. 209 [210], [2, blank] pages. Publisher's green cloth, spine and front board stamped in brown and lettered in black, in original dust jacket. Some minor wear to spine ends and corners. Small splash to the top edge of the text block; bookplate. Dust jacket spine panel dulled; spine ends chipped with some other light edgewear; rear panel faintly soiled. A very good copy of a cheaply produced book. Queen's Quorum 97. Six-story anthology containing "Rear Window," source for the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock film. Originally published in a 1942 issue of Dime Detective Magazine as "It Had to Be Murder."

    [And:] Kathleen Winsor. Forever Amber. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1944. First edition. Octavo. [vi], 972 pages. Publisher's green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, in original dust jacket, trimmed just slightly shorter than the boards. Edges rubbed with a touch of wear to the corners and spine ends. Text block sagging slightly, binding just a little shaken; very light soiling to the bottom of the text block; two small stickers to the rear endpaper. Dust jacket edges lightly worn, particularly at the spine ends; touch of soiling to the rear panel; price-clipped. Very good. Source for the 1947 Otto Preminger film of the same name starring Linda Darnell and Cornel Wilde.

    [And:] Robert Traver. Anatomy of a Murder. New York: St. Martin's Press, [1958]. First edition. Octavo. [x], 437, [1, blank] pages. Publisher red quarter-cloth over red paper-covered boards, spine stamped in black and lettered in gilt; top edge stained black; in original dust jacket. Spine just barely askew; touch of rubbing to the bottom edge. Very light edgewear at fold edges; small crease to upper margin of rear panel; three splashes to the rear flap fold. Near fine. Source for the 1958 Otto Preminger film of the same name starring James Stewart and Lee Remick. From the KoKo Collection.



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