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Modern LiteratureCinemaPhotoplays

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1 DE HAAS, ARLINE The Jazz Singer
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1927 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of the first talking feature starring Al Jolson. Near fine in a very good dust jacket which is chipped and has tears. The front panel shows a colorful painting of Jolson singing backed up by a group of Jazz musicians. Uncommon. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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2 HOPE, ANTHONY The Prisoner of Zenda
London Arrowsmith 1937 
Later printing. Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of the film starring Ronald Colman and Madeleine Carroll. Lightly used copy with some foxing to the endpapers and outer edges and slight mottling to the cloth in a lightly chipped dust jacket with some small tears and creases and a faint stain on the front panel, with some paper reinforcement on the inside. The front panel of the dust jacket shows a scene from the film of Ronald Colman and Madeleine Carroll in a passionate embrace. The spine has a scene of Colman leaning against a wall, weary from a sword fight. And the rear panel of the jacket has two scenes from the film of Colman in the midst of sword fighting. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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3 MAUGHAM, W. SOMERSET Of Human Bondage
Garden City Garden City Publishing Company (1934) 
Motion picture tie-in edition with a wonderful pictorial wraparound band. This book was issued to coincide with the release of the 1934 John Cromwell directed film version of the novel starring Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Frances Dee, Kay Johnson, Reginald Denny, Alan Hale, and Reginald Owen. The wraparound band is four and a half inches wide and illustrated with black & white still photographs from the film. Across the top of the front panel portion is printed: “W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM'S GREAT NOVEL from which the LESLIE HOWARD Picture was taken - 766 Pages - THE COMPLETE STORY.” The photographs on the front panel portion is a collage of scenes showing Leslie Howard twice in three photographs with Bette Davis and Frances Dee. On the spine portion is a large close-up portrait of Leslie Howard's head. The book, itself, is a very good copy with some flaking to the gilt-stamping in a very good dust jacket with some chipping (mostly at head of spine), some tears, and some edge creasing. The dust jacket is yellow and has a quote from Theodore Dreiser “It sings, it has color. It has rapture. In viewing it one finds nothing to criticize or regret.” Very scarce in this form. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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4 WELLS, H.G The Invisible Man
London Published for Wm. Collins Sons, Ltd., by The London Book Co. Ltd. (1934) 
Movie Tie-In Novel Library Edition. Issued at the time of the release of the James Whale directed classic film adaptation of The Invisible Man and the dust jacket bears the line: “Filmed by Universal Pictures.” The dust jacket illustration is a colorful painting of an English policeman and some people attempting to seize the invisible man who is shown only by his eyes and two hands. Very good in original gilt-stamped blue cloth in chipped largely at top and bottom of spine and used dust jacket with some tears and dust soiling. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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