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1 BRADBURY, RAY Something Wicked This Way Comes
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1983 
Special First Printing of the Knopf edition made specially for Ray Bradbury's personal use with 75 copies so made. Signed and inscribed by Ray Bradbury to a friend: рGene! Happy New 1986 & Happy 60th Birthday from your old neighbor, Ray Bradbury, Jan 1986.с Originally published in 1962 by Simon and Schuster, in 1983 Bradbury's current publisher, Alfred A. Knopf brought out the novel again in hardcover to coincide with the release of the motion picture version. The author photograph on the rear panel of the dust jacket shows Bradbury on the set of the film. This special copy is distinguished by being bound in full turquoise blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and gilt lightning bolts stamped on the front copy, all the edges of the book are in gilt. A couple of upper page corners in page text slightly creased else a fine bright copy in a very good dust jacket with a small scratch to the front cover, a couple of small tears, and some tiny edge nicking. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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2 SLIDE, ANTHONY A Man Named Smith - The Novels and Screen Legacy of Thorne Smith (ISBN: 1593935285 / 1-59393-528-5)
Duncan, Oklahoma Bear Manor Media 2010 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Anthony Slide, on the title page. Paperbound. 210 pages. Illustrated. Brand new. Thorne Smith is a unique figure in American literature, one who thrived during prohibition, creating comic novels that ridiculed the morality of the times and involved extensive drinking, nudity, frivolity, and general debauchery. This is the first book-length study of Thorne Smith and his work. It provides background information on his life and early death, discusses all of his novels in detail and also provides extensive new documentation on their screen adaptations, including Topper, Night Life of the Gods and Turnabout. Also discussed is Thorne Smith's brief time in Hollywood at MGM in 1933, and the influence that his books have had on late films and television productions. As an added bonus, reprinted here in its entirety is the 1934 promotional monograph, Thorne Smith: His Life and Times with a Note on His Books & a Complete Bibliography. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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