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1 HITCHCOCK, ALFRED & W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM Secret Agent - W. Somerset Maugham
London The Literary Press 1936 
Movie Tie-In Edition for 1936 Alfred Hitchcock directed film starring John Gielgud and Madeleine Carroll. The book is W. Somerset Maugham's book, Ashenden, retitled in the movie and this book as Secret Agent. Bound in gilt-stamped blue cloth with a colorful dust jacket with a painting of Gielgud and Carroll on the front cover. An inexpensively made book without endpapers and usual aging tanning of the pages. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket with some light chipping mainly at top of spine with a tear to front flap, and an internally tape repaired tear to the front panel. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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2 MILN, LOUISE JORDON Mr. Wu. Based on the Play Mr. Wu by H.M. Vernon and Harold Owen
Toronto The Ryerson Press 1920 
First Edition - Canadian. A novelization of the play which was the basis for the 1927 silent film directed by William Nigh and starring Lon Chaney, and Marie Dressler. A tale of betrayal and revenge, with high costs to all involved. Very good lightly used copy with a touch of spotting to the cloth at the top right corner of the front board in a dust soiled and chipped dust jacket with some faint dampstains. The cover of the dust jacket is a color painting of a mysterious Mr. Wu in rich Chinese robes, who is scheming and pensive, while a distraught woman leans against the wall in the background, crying in despair. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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