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Walk This Way (Deluxe Limited Edition portfolio, copy No. 1, plus Deluxe Limited Edition STEIDL book and accompanying photographic print) by Bramly, Sophie (photographer); Julien Frydman (editor); Cleo Charuet (designer)

Paris: Editions 213 / Steidl, 2015. Deluxe Limited Edition portfolio. One of five copies (this being copy No. 1) of photographer Sophie Bramly's portfolio of 47 matte finish photographic prints in both black and white and color, depicting the emergin...

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Grapefruit (First Edition, inscribed at the Judson Church Gallery opening, 1966) by Ono, Yoko (author)

Tokyo: Wuntemaum Press, 1964. First Edition. First Edition. One of 500 copies printed, preceding the UK edition by four years. INSCRIBED by Yoko Ono on the first blank: "To Helen, / 1966, opening / Judson Church Gallery / NYC, NY / Yoko Ono." T...

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Nog (Original first draft manuscript and archive for the 1968 novel) by Wurlitzer, Rudy

N.p.: N.p., 1968. Archive of manuscript material for Rudolph Wurlitzer's 1968 debut novel "Nog," including a complete first draft of the novel, showing significant differences from the published version and with an unpublished final chapter...

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Snarl of the Beast (First Edition) by Daly, Carroll John

New York: Edward J. Clode, 1927. First Edition. First Edition. In the first state dust jacket, priced $2.00 and with a blurb for this title on the front flap and an advertisement for Richard H. Watkin's "Half a Clue" on the rear flap. From...

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Screenplay for The Thin Man Sequel [After the Thin Man] (Original screenplay, Hammett's copy, with holograph correction) by Hammett, Dashiell

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1935. Dashiell Hammett's original submitted Treatment script for the first sequel to "The Thin Man," here referred to only as "Thin Man Sequel," and ultimately titled "After the T...

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Nazarin (Original screenplay for the 1959 film, signed copy belonging to director Luis Bunuel) by Bunuel, Luis (director, screenwriter); Julio Alejandro (screenwriter); Benito Perez Galdos (novel); Rosenda Monteros, Marga Lopez, Ada Carrasco (starring)

Mexico: Producciones Barbachano Ponce, 1958. Draft script for the 1959 film. Presentation copy belonging to director Luis Bunuel, and SIGNED by Bunuel on the front wrapper. Also laid in is a program from the film's American premiere on May 18, 1960, ...

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Studio 54 (Archive of 14 original photographs, 1978) by Coupon, William (photographer); Studio 54, Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Grace Jones, Patti Smith, Divine

N.p.: N.p., 1978. Archive of 14 iconic vintage photographs of Studio 54 celebrities and revelers by photographer William Coupon, all from 1978. Ten of these are signed and dated by Coupon at the bottom right, one with a tag on verso, "Two Dancers...

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Because the Night (Original handwritten manuscript for the 1984 novel) by Ellroy, James

N.p.: N.p., 1983. Original handwritten manuscript draft for the 1984 novel. With Ellroy's profuse and expectedly surgical corrections to his own text throughout, and with substantial content that did not make the published edition. With a letter of p...

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You Can't Win (First Edition) by Black, Jack

New York: Macmillan, 1926. First Edition. First Edition. Black was raised in Missouri, was a hobo and a burglar in the late 19th and early twentieth century, outliving the last days of the Wild West. "You Can't Win" is his fictionalized a...

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Exotic Birds (Original artwork) by [Captain Beefheart] Van Vliet, Don

N.p.: N.p., 1979. Original arwork depicting exotic birds in a glorious psychedelic landscape, also known as Don Van Vliet's mind. Signed "Van Vliet / 79." From the collection of Beefheart guitarist Gary Lucas, for whom the painting was made...

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Crimes and Misdemeanors [Brothers] (Original screenplay for the 1989 film belonging to actor Martin Landau) by Allen, Woody (director, screenwriter, starring); Martin Landau, Alan Alda, Mia Farrow, Anjelica Huston, Claire Bloom (starring)

N.p.: Untitled Productions, 1989. Draft script for the 1989 film, belonging to and heavily annotated throughout by actor Martin Landau, here under the working title "Brothers." Bound in a spring binder with "Kraft Music Hall" and Land...

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Archive of 163 original travel photographs, 1922-1927 by Schoedsack, Ernest B. (photographer, subject), Merian C. Cooper (subject)

N.p.: N.p., 1927. and the photographs here, mostly of native islanders, are likely from the first of those journeys. The fourth and fifth volumes contain photographs of the Middle East. The fourth features numerous photographs of French Foreign Legionn...

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Cover Charge (First Edition) by Woolrich, Cornell

New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926. First Edition. First Edition. The author's first book, with art deco jacket design by Bobritsky, priced $2.00 on the front flap as called for. From the collection of Otto Penzler. Woolrich's first novel, one ...

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Vernacular concept journal for Energy and How to Get It (Archive) by Frank, Robert (director); Rudolph Wurlitzer (screenwriter)

N.p.: N.p., 1981. Handmade vernacular conceptual journal documenting the shooting of Robert Frank's 1981 film, "Energy and How to Get It," circa 1980-1981. Includes tipped in ephemera, drawings, business cards, and 46 Polaroids of Wurlit...

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King, Queen, Knave (First Edition, inscribed by Nabokov to screenwriter David Shaw) by Nabokov, Vladimir

New York: McGraw-Hill, 1968. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED on the half-title page in black ink by Nabokov: "For David Shaw / from Vladimir Nabokov / [butterfly drawing] / Montreux / June 5, 1969." Copy belonging to screenwriter David...

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