New York: Sotheby's, 1990. Large Octavo: VG/no-DJ wraps: Black spine with yellow text: Covers have some mild edgewear, slight fraying of corners, mild scuffing on front and back: Textblock slightly darkened with age, otherwise in good condition with no markings/tears: Book is an auction catalog from the sale of animation cels, features many color photographs of the cels for sale: No page count given.
Movies and Television
Oblong Octavo: VG/no-DJ paperback: Thin black spine with no text: Clam shell case has light rubbing to edges, slight chipping at head and tail of spine, clean: Covers have minimal shelfwear, small white spot on front else clean and binding solid: Textblock is clean: Book includes short quotations from reviews of the movie and awards it has won along with a page titled "For your consideration", it was likely produced as promotional material intended for distribution to academy members during awards season: Unpaginated. Please see the four photos attached for details.
New York: Quigley Publications, 1955. Annual. Octavo; good/none; black leatherette spine with silver text; quarter-bound w/orange cloth boards; ex library, stamps and markings; shelf wear and bumping; text block clean; 1096 pp; ads; binding shaken; front hinge, split start; edges, staining; else very good.
Beverly Hills: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 2004. First. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; red spine with white and black text; covers have minimal edgewear, slight cracking and white marks on front cover along spine, back cover has a 2 inch sticker from previous bookseller in bottom left corner; textblock is clean; 121pp.
Le Sycomore, 1984. First limited edition (#176 of 500); signed. Oblong folio in black cloth with black and white DJ in brodart; VG/VG; white letters on spine; DJ has some closed tears around edges, protected by brodart; strong binding; paper and text clean; pp. 301; author's signature and dedication on last front end page; very scarce; contains chapters on the uses of light in cinematography and in the arts, as well as philosophical and artistic descriptions of the role of light in photography; some full size pages in color; long, beautiful quote from Alain Robbe-Grillet inside front cover; in French; shelved on front table; please contact us for shipping costs.
New York: The Film Daily, 1958. 40th. Annual Edition. Octavo; good-/no dust jacket; burgundy leatherette spine and boards with raised lettering, gilt; shelf wear and bumping; hinges, cracked; binding, badly shaken; text block, clean; musty smell; edges. foxing and light soiling; else very good. 1186pp. Offered as is.
New York: Hyperion, 1992. First Edition. Inscribed; First Edition; Octavo; G+/G+; Spine is tan with orange and black text; DJ has edge wear, age-toning, rubbing to front and back, design is clear; Boards have rubbing to edges and corners, general shelf wear, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has general signs of handling, signed on page after title-page, faint age-toning, content is clear; pp 402.
Great Britain: Routledge & Kegan Paul, Ltd. 1981. First UK Edition. 8vo. G+/ - no DJ. solid, dark purple wrappers spine, with ivory titling from tip of spine to about mid-spine. tiny publisher acronym close to tail. chafing along both sides and at spine ends. moderate edgewear visible along all softcover edges, much creasing, wrinkling and veins visible upon illustrated wraps cover and small ivory/purple thumbnails on rear with tiny ivory text interior. half-title page has ink writing with purple marker that bleeds through to title page. some illustrations on heavily yellowed ivory semi-gloss sheets, else stock is a mild ivory. much thumbed wraps copy, corners show stress from reading and shelfwear. 228 pp. ISBN # 0710008171.
American Film Institute, 2004. Original. Imperial Octavo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; thin spine black with white lettering; covers strong, clean, mild colorless smudges on front cover near fore edge, spine head bumped, minor edgewear minimal wear on covers and spine; textblock clean, minimal wear, free of markings/writing, free of highlighting/underlining. pp. 87.
American Film Institute, 2005. Original. Imperial Octavo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; thin spine blue with white lettering; covers sturdy, clean, spine head bumped (moderately worn), purple stain across bottom edge of back cover, minimal other wear on covers/spine, minor to minimal other edgewear; textblock clean, minimal wear, no markings/writing, no highlighting/underlining. pp. 88.
Paris, France: Aux Editions Du Cygne, 1932. (unstated edition). Quarto. Good- with no dust jacket. Half-cloth half-marbled pink boards. Brown spine with beige panel and black lettering. Slight shelf-wear to covers. Text block edges clean and unmarked. Text of pages clean and unmarked. 366pp. Text in French.
New York: Vantage Press, 1978. First Edition. Octavo in sepia cloth with mostly white pictorial dust jacket, VG+/VG, dust jacket protected by Mylar sleeve. Light shelf wear to boards, boards straight, binding strong and solid. Text block is age toned, foxed on top edge,text clean. Dust jacket is shelf worn, with 3 small closed tears to lower front edge. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR to Former Presidential Adviser, Jack Valenti, on first free endpaper. Title in burnt orange on off-white dj spine. Shelve Film [Screenplays].
New York: Theatre Arts Books, 1968. First edition. Octavo. Good+ in good- dust jacket. Red and gray spine with black lettering. Adhesive tape affixed to the tears at top and bottom of DJ spine. Some overall shelf-wear to DJ panels. Corners of DJ panels rubbed. Two inch long closed tears at top edge of rear DJ panel. Covers clean. Binding intact. Text block edges clean. Text of pages clean and free of markings. Age-toning to pages. 403pp.
London: John Libbey & Company, 1996. Square Quarto; VG-/no-DJ softcover; Black spine with blue/pink text; Covers show moderate edgewear, few small stickers on rear cover, tape over top of spine; Textblock shows stickers on front/rear end papers, signature on front end paper, few pages with bend/creasing on bottom corner; Binding strong; 514pp.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1980. First thus, American edition in English. Thin octavo. Good+ in good+ dust jacket. Brown spine with tan lettering. Slight rubbing to dust jacket panels, particularly to the bottom edges of the panels.. Moderate shelf-wear to top edges of covers with some soiling near the top edges. Binding intact. Foxing to top text block edge, other text block edges clean. Text of pages clean and free of markings. 98pp.
Paris: Editions de la Roseraie, 1927. first limited edition (420 copies on Velin de Rives); signed by Illustrator and Publisher. Large quarto in black and brown hardcovers with beige letters; spine black with no letters; VG; boards with minimal soiling; deckle edges slightly dusty; color illustrations throughout covered with rice paper; text in large print; pp. 215; in French; signatures on end page; this novel inspired the 1935 major motion picture featuring Arletty and Michel Simon; in good condition; shelved in Case # 11; please contact us for shipping costs.
London, Great Britain: Creation Books, 1996. First UK. small Qto. VG/ - no DJ. black wraps spine segment with red and black titles centered between dark yellow tipped head and foot. some light edgewear to exterior softcover panels. textblock interior is neat, with b/w photographs and images. no marks or writing within, smooth clean edges all sides. 283 pp. ISBN# 1871592356.
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1985. First U.S. Edition. Octavo; vg+/vg; dj, green spine with white text; dj, minor shelf wear; half-inch tear, top of front fold; HB, green cloth spine with gilt lettering; quarter bound with yellow boards; boards, strong, clean; minor shelf wear and bumping; 176pp.
Los Angeles/New York: The Museum of Contemporary Art/The Monacelli Press, 1996. Quarto; VG-/no-DJ; White spine with black and red text. Boards have shelf wear, rubbing on edges, age toning, spine is shaken; Textblock has slight age toning to edges, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 327; May require extra pricing for shipping international.
Memphis: Burk Enterprises, 1987. Octavo, 196 pages. Hard cover with dust jacket, VG/VG. Signed by author on front end paper. Book in very good condition except for age toning/yellowing to pages. Tight binding. Text is clean and unmarked. Dust jacket shows light shelf wear, some sunning, and is scraped in some places; has price-sticker on the inside of front flap, still very good and wrapped in protective brodart. Blue spine with text in white. Shelve in Case 5 or Window.
New York: Atheneum, 1988. First Edition. Quarto; VG/VG; Red spine with white/brown text; DJ has minimal edgewear, slight surface scuffing, small price sticker on front cover interior flap; Boards strong, few small marks across covers; Textblock shows light spots on exterior edges, interior clean; 432pp. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: Metheun Publications, 1977. Octavo; G/no-DJ paperback; Black spine with gray text; Covers have minor shelf wear such as lightly smudged exterior, otherwise intact; Text block has age toned slightly with some light foxing on first & last few pages, otherwise pages are unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 88.
Bern: Peter Lang, Inc.; European Academic Publishers, 1991. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; spine white with pink and white lettering; covers sturdy, clean, minor bump on spine head, small stain on front bottom edge, minor bumping on bottom front corner, light age toning on edges, minimal other edgewear, no markings, no tears; textblock clean, mild creasing down length of first few pages (front free end paper through page 2) minimal other wear, minor stain on bottom edge, no writing/markings, no highlighting/underlining. pp. 272.
New York: Anthology Film Archives, 1988. first edition. Quarto in off-white soft covers with black and red letters; VG; moderate soiling and shelf wear; text and paper clean; pp. 684; this is vol. 1 part two only; contains film scripts, articles and correspondence, with centerfold photographs; pp. 684; [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping may be unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
London, Great Britain: Routledge, 1997. UK Printing. small Qto. VG/ - no DJ. dark blue wraps spine with spinal reading crease, white lettering on blue and black titleblock for author, small white publisher. gently thumbed softcovers with some rubbing, gently thumbed. contents include 27 plates as illustrations. no marks or writing within. 252 pp. ISBN# 0415127467.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994. First edition. Octavo. VG in VG- dust jacket. Maroon spine with off-white lettering. Several rubbing spots to the DJ panels and a small closed tear at the bottom of the DJ spine. Foxing to top text block edge. Covers generally clean, binding strong. Text of pages clean and free of markings. 201pp.
N/A: Privately Printed, March 31, 1993. Third Draft. Qto. VG/ - no DJ. stack of 8.5 x 11 " sheets, 2-hole punched and secured with thin silver metal fastener. title page clear, blakc uppercase title and screenplay authors of this third draft is dated. pages are printed on one-side only and are a bit thumbed through the initial sheets. collated neatly, without marks or writing, rear sheet a blank light blue, mild discoloration. 170 pp.
Monaco: Editions du Rocher, 1983. Quarto, 145 pp. Softcover in VG condition. ---Spine is white with black and pale gold text. Bumping and shelf-wear. Light edge-wear and chipping; sunned; with light staining; Includes numerous black and white photographs, illustrations and scripts. TEXT IS IN FRENCH.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated, 1929. First Edition. 8vo., 217pp.; VG; spine brown leather with 5 raised bands, gilt lettering; rebound in full green leather, spine and board edges faded to brown, floral patterned endpapers; top edge of text block gilt; Frances Marion's name embossed in gilt on lower fore corner of front board; mild shelfwear; INSCRIBED and presented by author Marc Connelly to Francis Marion on the second front endpaper, dated 1935; LSM consignment; shelved case 2; The most renowned female screenwriter of the 20th century, and one of the most respected scriptwriters of any gender, Frances Marion was the first writer to win two Academy Awards, for her writing on The Big House (1930) and The Champ (1931), and the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. She served in Europe as a combat correspondent during World War I, after which she moved to Los Angeles and was employed by director Lois Weber as an assistant, in which position she received a thorough apprenticeship in the film industry. She began writing scripts and attracted the attention of Mary Pickford. The pair began a long relationship as both friends and artists, with Marion serving as Pickford's official screenwriter. She wrote many of Pickford's most famous and memorable silent films as well as many other of the great successful pictures of the 1920s and 1930s, and has been credited with writing 300 scripts and over 130 produced films. Her influence resurrected the career of Marie Dressler and resulted in her greatest glory, and her scripts for Marion Davies are among the most memorable of that actress' oeuvre. She died in 1973, one of the most respected names in Hollywood history.
New York, London: W. W. Norton and Company, 1996. Third edition. Paperback quarto. VG- with no dust jacket. Pink spine with black lettering. Corners of front wrappers slightly curled. Foxing to top text block edge, sporadic foxing to other edges. Binding intact. Text of pages clean and free of markings. 189pp.