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  • Highsmith, Patricia

    Published by Harper & Brothers, New York, 1950

    Seller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library, Montreal, QC, Canada

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    Highsmith, Patricia. STRANGERS ON A TRAIN Custom Clamshell Case Only. Harper & Brothers New York: [1950, Book Date] Excellent Custom Clamshell Case [Not A Book] For The First Edition. Elegant Black LEATHER & fine purple cloth, Custom Gilt-Stamped Titles to spine. Embossed [sculpted] design on the side inspired from the story of the two strangers meeting on a train. Finished in rich Black velour on the interior. A superb & unique protective clamshell case for the first edition. A Handsome Collector's Custom Case for an important Collection. "Books definitely NOT included" When you place your order: Please confirm the actual size of your first edition as sizes may vary with age or if the edition is covered in Mylar. The text can be altered to add "signed" or other special requests. Generally over 100 in-stock titles. Custom Craft available upon request. Book definitely NOT included.

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    Patricia Highsmith SIGNED

    Published by Cresset Press, UK, 1950

    Seller: Lasting Words Ltd, Northampton, UK, United Kingdom

    Association Member: PBFA

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    Full-Leather. Condition: Fine. First Edition. 1st Edition 1950. Tipped in signed slip attached to the title page. Correct 1st state book confirming to all points. Bound in full leather with elaborate tooling and gilt work. Hand marbled endpapers. Page tops with gold gilt. Wonderful production quality. Book is fine and in very nice condition. Contents good. More images available upon request. RefA1234. Signed by Author(s).

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    HIGHSMITH, Patricia

    Published by Bantam Books, New York, 1951

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

    Association Member: ABAA ESA ILAB IOBA

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    Softcover. Condition: Near Fine. First paperback edition. Perfectbound in wrappers. Near fine with a bit of light edgewear; with particularly supple interior pages. Inscribed by Highsmith: "To Al Newgarden, (This was - half of it - rewritten & finished at Yaddo.) With all good wishes, Patricia Highsmith 7 June 1991." Highsmith has also corrected the dedication, which misspelled "Virginias." Author's ingenious first novel in which two potential murderers exchange victims in order to provide alibis for each other, it established the author as a master of psychological suspense and was the basis for the memorable film adaptation by Alfred Hitchcock. She followed it with her equally successful *The Talented Mr. Ripley*.

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    HIGHSMITH, Patricia

    Published by Harper and Brothers, New York, 1950

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

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First edition. About very good in cocked boards, small bookshop stamp, offsetting at the pastedown from a jacket protector, and toning and wear at the edges in fair only just jacket with extensive internal tape repairs, stains to the flaps from the tape and notable wear including creases and sunning. Laid in is a card Signed and dated by Highsmith. The book is Inscribed to a collector by two of friends Highsmith: Gloria Kate Kingsley Skattebol, who met Highsmith in college and helped translator her handwritten diaries for *Patricia Highsmith: Her Diaries and Notebooks, 1941-1995*, and Vivien De Bernardi, who knew Highsmith's during her later years in Switzerland. An ingenious first novel in which two potential murderers exchange victims in order to provide alibis, it established the author as a master of psychological suspense and was the basis for the memorable film adaptation by Alfred Hitchcock. She followed it with her equally successful *The Talented Mr. Ripley*.

  • Patricia Highsmith

    Published by Harper & Brothers, 1950

    Seller: E. B. Books, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. New York: Harper & Brothers, [1950], 1950. Highsmith's first novel, and the basis for Hitchcock's celebrated film noir. First edition. Date code B-Z (February 1950) on copyright page. 8vo. [viii], 299 pp. Light blue cloth. Slightly toned at edges and spine, wear at edges, no writing to pages in a good jacket with very little of the spine fading, minor chips to spine ends, repair at back edge, still presents very nicely. This book is signed by the author directly on the title page "Patricia Highsmith". Pictures available upon request. $4.500. Signed by Author(s).

  • HIGHSMITH, Patricia

    Published by The Cresset Press, London, 1950

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

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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First English edition. Near fine with light wear at the edges and foxing on the endpapers and page edges in very good or better dust jacket with wear at the spine ends, some toning on the rear panel and some creasing and a scrape at the top of the front panel. Inscribed by the author: "For Albert Newgarden, I'm touched to see the old Cresset edition, which represents the open-armed reception that Europe gave me. Patricia Highsmith 7 June 1991." Author's ingenious first novel in which two potential murderers exchange victims in order to provide alibis for each other. It established the author as a master of psychological suspense and was the basis for the memorable film adaptation by Alfred Hitchcock. She followed it with her equally successful *The Talented Mr. Ripley*.

  • Highsmith, Patricia

    Published by Harper & Brothers, New York, 1950

    Seller: Raptis Rare Books, Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.

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    First edition of the author's classic first book, basis for the classic Alfred Hitchcock film. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the dedication page, "Strangers in the night June 1, 1950 Patricia Highsmith." Very good in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Jacket design by Irv Doktor. "For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith" (Time). The success of Strangers on a Train allowed Highsmith to quit "hack" writing for magazines and devote her energies full time to fiction. "Her books evoke a quiet tension, a persistent apprehension, which is all the more terrifying and suspenseful for its aura of plausibility" (Vinson, 643-44). It was adapted as a film in 1951, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Farley Granger and Ruth Roman.

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    Highsmith, Patricia

    Published by Harper & Brothers, New York, 1950

    Seller: Raptis Rare Books, Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.

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    First edition of the author's classic first book, basis for the classic Alfred Hitchcock film. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "For Margaret avec plaisir Patricia Highsmith." Near fine in a very good dust jacket that shows some of the endemic fading to the spine panel. Jacket design by Irv Doktor. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed. "For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith" (Time). The success of Strangers on a Train allowed Highsmith to quit "hack" writing for magazines and devote her energies full time to fiction. "Her books evoke a quiet tension, a persistent apprehension, which is all the more terrifying and suspenseful for its aura of plausibility" (Vinson, 643-44). It was adapted as a film in 1951, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Farley Granger and Ruth Roman.

  • HIGHSMITH, PATRICIA.

    Published by Harper & Brothers, [1950]., New York, 1950

    Seller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA, GREENCASTLE, PA, U.S.A.

    Association Member: ABAA ILAB IOBA RMABA

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    First edition. First edition of her first and best known novel. The author is (rightly) regarded as one of the greatest of all noir authors. This, Highsmith's first novel, published when she was 29, served as the basis for the excellent 1951 Warner Brothers film directed by Alfred Hitchcock with a screenplay by Raymond Chandler, Czenzi Ormonde and Whitfield Cook; it starred Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, and Farley Granger. Inscribed by the author on the title page: "For Clive Hirschhorn / With friendly good wishes / Patricia Highsmith / 31 Oct 1987 / London." Laid-in is a typed letter signed from Hirschhorn to Highsmith on Sunday Express letterhead where he requests that she sign his copy of her book, asks not to date her inscription to him, and asks if they might meet for lunch. Her inked reply is at the bottom of his letter and signed as "Pat." Hirschhorn held an epic tenure as theater critic for the British "Sunday Express," and is the author of several books. He is considered the pre-eminent scholar on the Hollywood musical and wrote the definitive book on the subject. Near fine in dust jacket with less than the usual fading to the spine panel and with a few tiny nicks to the extremities. The front and rear covers are bright and unfaded. In her first novel, Highsmith revels in eliciting the unsettling psychological forces that lurk beneath the surface of everyday life. Two men meet quite casually on the Washington-to-New York train, Guy Haines, a tennis star, and Bruno Anthony, who makes an offer to exchange murders. Bruno Anthony, will kill Guy Haines' estranged wife if Guy will kill Bruno's hated father. Guy doesn't take Bruno seriously until his wife, Miriam, is found murdered in an amusement park. Guy becomes the chief suspect, which threatens his tennis career; his romantic involvement with a U.S. senator's daughter, Anne Morton; his hopes for a political career; and even his life. When Bruno realizes that Guy isn't going to kill his father, he tells Guy that he intends to establish Guy's guilt by planting his monogrammed cigarette lighter at the scene of Miriam's murder. With Anne's help, Guy attempts to stop Bruno after rushing through an important tennis match and racing to the amusement park. Filmed in 1951 and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the movie starred Farley Granger as Guy Haines, Robert Walker as Bruno Anthony, Ruth Roman as Anne Morton, Kasey Rogers as Miriam Haines, and many others. An exceptional copy of a difficult title which is rare signed or inscribed as the author rarely signed copies of her books. Attractively housed in a cloth clamshell case with titles stamped in gold gilt on leather labels on the front cover and spine.

  • HIGHSMITH, PATRICIA.

    Published by Harper & Brothers, [1950]., New York, 1950

    Seller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA, GREENCASTLE, PA, U.S.A.

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    First edition. First edition of her first and best known novel. The author is (rightly) regarded as one of the greatest of all noir authors. This, Highsmith's first novel, published when she was 29, served as the basis for the excellent 1951 Warner Brothers film directed by Alfred Hitchcock with a screenplay by Raymond Chandler, Czenzi Ormonde and Whitfield Cook; it starred Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, and Farley Granger. Inscribed by the author on the half title page: "For -- -- I am surprised !!! to see this collector's item -- on 22 Oct. 1981. Pat Highsmith." Fine in dust jacket with some light wear to the spine ends, a tiny crease to the bottom edge of the front cover panel and two tiny nicks to the bottom edge of the rear cover panel. Both the spine and the front cover are bright and unfaded. In her first novel, Highsmith revels in eliciting the unsettling psychological forces that lurk beneath the surface of everyday life. Two men meet quite casually on the Washington-to-New York train, Guy Haines, a tennis star, and Bruno Anthony, who makes an offer to exchange murders. Bruno Anthony, will kill Guy Haines' estranged wife if Guy will kill Bruno's hated father. Guy doesn't take Bruno seriously until his wife, Miriam, is found murdered in an amusement park. Guy becomes the chief suspect, which threatens his tennis career; his romantic involvement with a U.S. senator's daughter, Anne Morton; his hopes for a political career; and even his life. When Bruno realizes that Guy isn't going to kill his father, he tells Guy that he intends to establish Guy's guilt by planting his monogrammed cigarette lighter at the scene of Miriam's murder. With Anne's help, Guy attempts to stop Bruno after rushing through an important tennis match and racing to the amusement park. Filmed in 1951 and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the movie starred Farley Granger as Guy Haines, Robert Walker as Bruno Anthony, Ruth Roman as Anne Morton, Kasey Rogers as Miriam Haines, and many others. An exceptional copy of a difficult title which is rare signed or inscribed as the author rarely signed copies of her books. Attractively housed in a cloth clamshell case with the front cover of the dust jacket reproduced on the front cover of the case and titles stamped in white on the spine.