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Motley, Willard

Published by Appleton-Century, New York (1947)

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From: Beasley Books, ABAA (Chicago, IL, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Appleton-Century, New York, 1947. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Signed by the author, a very good copy with dulled spine, light soiling, and slightly shaken, lacking the dust jacket. Cited by Rideout in THE RADICAL NOVEL IN THE UNITED STATES. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 503 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 27649

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Willard Motley

Published by D.Appleton & Co., New York (1947)

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From: Book Nook (Mattoon, IL, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: D.Appleton & Co., New York, 1947. Cloth Hardcover. Book Condition: Good to Very Good. No Jacket. Unstated Appears First. tan cloth with blue shadowed lettering. spine is age tanned with two spots. Heel and crown of spine have some wear. front cover has two pale spots just under title. Some edgerub and light corner bump. front hinge is beginning to crack webbing still intact. fep reads "For Pat Cardwell. Thanks for liking the Book! Willard Motley May 29, 1947". Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # CA03085

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MOTLEY, Willard

Published by D. Appleton-Century Company, New York (1947)

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From: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: D. Appleton-Century Company, New York, 1947. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First edition. Offsetting on front endpapers, pages lightly age-toned, spine and cover edges a bit darker, else very good in a fair only dustwrapper with front panel detached from spine, lacking bottom half of spine, chipped edges. Signed by the author on the front fly. The author's first book. Humphrey Bogart financed and starred in the hard-hitting film noir adaptation by Nicholas Ray, in which he played an attorney trying to keep a young, embittered criminal (played by John Derek in his debut) from the electric chair. Dooley Wilson (Sam of Casablanca) also had a small role as a piano player, his only re-teaming with Bogart. At his death Motley, a Chicago native whose fiction was often race-blind, was considered one of the leading African-American novelists of his time. Bookseller Inventory # 316035

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Motley, Willard.

Published by NY. D. Appleton-Century Co. 1947 (3) (1947)

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From: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books (Holliston, MA, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: NY. D. Appleton-Century Co. 1947 (3), 1947. Third Printing. Signed/Presentation copy of his first book: "For--Cecelia Hurwich and Rudy Hurwich. I'm very pleased that you liked my first attempt. Willard Motley, September 14, 1947." VG/VG in lightly edgeworn and spine-stained gray cloth stamped in blue; in (supplied )heavily edgeworn, rubbed and chipped d/w printed in blue and green. Third Printing. Bookseller Inventory # 1727

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Motley, Willard

Published by D. Appleton-Century (1947)

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Item Description: D. Appleton-Century, 1947. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. 8th Printing.. Signed by Humphrey Bogart on top free front endpaper 'Best regards / Humphrey Bogart'. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Light general wear. Jacket has edge wear, short tears. 504 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 116370

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MOTLEY, Willard.

Published by Appleton-Century-Crofts,, NY: (1947)

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From: Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Chesterfield, MA, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Appleton-Century-Crofts,, NY:, 1947. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. The author's first book. Made into the 1949 film starring Humphrey Bogart. Ninth printing. SIGNED by Humphrey Bogart: "Best regards / Humphrey Bogart." Age toning along the spine, else very good in a very good (minor edge wear) dust jacket. ; 504 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 40109

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KNOCK ON ANY DOOR: MOTLEY, Willard

MOTLEY, Willard

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From: Antic Hay Books (Asbury Park, NJ, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: 1947. MOTLEY, Willard. KNOCK ON ANY DOOR. NY: Appleton-Century-Crofts, [1947]. 8vo., gray cloth in dust jacket. First Edition, ninth printing. Signed inscription by Humphrey Bogart on the front endpaper: "Best Wishes, Humphrey Bogart." Bogart financed and starred in the hard-hitting noir adaptation of the novel by Nicholas Ray, in which Bogart plays an attorney trying to keep a young, embittered criminal (John Derek in his debut) from the electric chair. Near fine in lightly used dust jacket. Enclosed in a custom-designed, leather and cloth clam-shell box, with an actual wooden door with a brass-type door knocker on the spine and duplicating the dust jacket cover on the front cover of the box. Very nice! $2,750.00. Bookseller Inventory # 41273

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