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If you are one of the many people who believe that the book versions of movies are better than the film adaptation, be sure to check out the rare books into film section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. There is a wide selection of rare and hard-to-find books featured below, and if you are looking for that special book that was made into your favorite movie, you should definitely peruse the special books featured below in the Biblio Rare Book Room.

Moby Dick by Melville, Herman; Kent, Rockwell [Illustrations]

New York: The Lakeside Press, 1930. First Edition Thus. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition thus, limited to 1,000 copies. Three volumes in publisher's acetate jackets, in aluminum slipcase. Presentation copy signed by Rockwell Kent on the front free…

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA


THE LORD OF THE RINGS. The Fellowship of the Ring. - The Two Towers. - The Return of the King by TOLKIEN. J. R. R

George Allen & Unwin. London. 1954/55. FIRST EDITION, first printings of Volumes 2 and 3, 1st volume is 1963 13th impression. THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. (9 x 5.9 inches). Top edge of the fellowship dyed red, the others plain. Fold out maps at the end of each vo…

From Paul Foster Books


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Rowling, J. K

First edition, first impression (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 1997). One of 5,150 copies published simultaneously with the first hardback edition, of which there were reportedly 500 copies. This example is also accompanied by a rare card signed by the autho…

From Fine Book Cellar Limited ABA ILAB PBFA


Dune - Autographed by Frank Herbert by Herbert, Frank

This is a 7th printing of the 1st edition by Chilton Book Company from 1965. There were nine such printings of that 1st edition. The book is in Fine Condition. The dustjacket is in Good Condition with slight edge wear and the price clipped from the upper …

From Bookdog


GONE WITH THE WIND by Mitchell, Margaret

New York: Macmillan, 1936. Thick octavo. Gray cloth, lettered in blue. Modest rubbing at corners, with a few small smudges to cloth, usual light tanning to endsheets, but a very good, tight copy in shelfworn dust jacket with a creased edge tear, two larg…

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB



London: Duckworth, 1904. Gilt green cloth. Very minor handsoiling to the cloth, otherwise an unusually fine copy. Full morocco pull-off case (extremities of case quite worn). First edition of this novel partaking of the tradition of lost race fiction. Th…

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


The Spy Who Loved Me - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Fleming, Ian

London: Jonathan Cape. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1962. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A handsome first edition/first Impression in Fine condition in alike, crisp dust-jacket without fading, vibrant and bright colors. Variant copy with printer'…

From Books Tell You Why, Inc.


To Kill A Mockingbird by Lee, Harper

NY: J. B. Lippincott, 1960. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). Book Club Edition. 1960 J.B. Lippincott First Book Club edition, printing unknown but only 1960 on the copyright page with no additional printings. It is **SIGNED & INSCRI…



A Wrinkle in Time by L'Engle, Madeleine

New York: Ariel Books / Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1962. First Edition. Good/Good. 211 pp. First edition, stated first printing. Good, with sunning to boards at edges, previous owner name to front free endpaper and tide mark to top edge of front paste d…

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA


Laura by Caspary, Vera

New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1943. Ex-Library. Good. Hardcover. Signed Note by Author. First Edition. 1943 Houghton Mifflin TRUE FIRST EDITION of this Ultra-SCARCE classic! This is a more than decent but flawed copy and in Good/VG condition. Most important…



The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the Universe and Everything; So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish; Mostly Harmless by Douglas Noel Adams (1952-2001) inscribed

The trilogy in five volumes. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 215 pages. Bound in quarter purple cloth with purple gilt lettering to spine over grey boars with blind-stamped pictorial to cover in original jacket. Signed on the half title; The Restaur…

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB


BENITO CERENO in Putnam's Monthly Magazine Volume VI, July to December, 1855 by Melville, Herman

New York: Dix & Edwards, 1855. SCARCE. The first appearance of this novella about a revolt on a Spanish slave ship captained by Don Benito Cereno, appearing in the magazine in three installments on pages 353-367, 459-471, and 633-644. Acknowledged as …

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA


Mash by Hooker, Richard [Pseudonym of Hiester Richard Hornberger Jr.]

New York: William Morrow and Company, 1968. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, first printing. Signed by author as Richard Hooker on the title page with quote marks around his name; Richard Hooker is the pseudonym of Dr. Hiester Richard …

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA


A Streetcar Named Desire by Williams, Tennessee

NY: New Directions, 1947. Book. Illus. by Alvin Lustig. Very Good. Hardcover. Signature Tipped-In. 1st Edition. 1947 New Directions True First/First with a **SIGNED** card " (laid in) AND an unsigned 8 x10 publicity photo. These essential add-ons are…



The Phantom Tollbooth by Juster, Norton

New York, U.S.A.: Epstein & Carroll, 1961. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 1961 Epstein & Carroll FIRST EDITION ( distributed by Random House) **SIGNED** directly on the title page by both JUSTER & FEIFFER. …



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