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BEN HECHT

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First Edition books

 

The following books are part of extensive Ben Hecht collection, most of which are signed and/or inscribed by Ben Hecht; and, all of which are clothed in original dust jackets.  If interested in one or more publications from this exquisite, collection of one of early Hollywood's most influential screenplay writers, please inquire.  Contact Us

 

 

THE FLORENTINE DAGGER BY BEN HECHT

Hollywood Literature

THE FLORENTINE DAGGER by Ben Hecht, published by Boni & Liveright, New York, 1923, in original dust jacket by Wallace Smith, with 5 illustrations by Wallace Smith, inscribed by Hecht to actress Jean Harlow.  Original movie poster, 1935.  Hecht is supposed to have written this book in 10 hours and expected readers to get through it in 5 hours.  Book is accompanied by an original 1935 movie poster for The Florentine Dagger

 

1001 AFTERNOONS IN CHICAGO, 1st edition, 1922, in original dust jacket, signed by Ben Hecht.

1st edition, Published November, 1922, Covici-McGee Rare dust jacket without book.

1001 AFTERNOONS IN CHICAGO, by Ben Hecht, published November 1922.  Covici-McGee, Publishers.  Copyright by Chicago Daily News.  Copiously illustrated by Herman Rosse.  Book is in very good plus to near fine condition; head and toe of spine slightly worn; illustrated boards in near fine condition; NO cracking of hinges or spine; dust jacket is chipped and has several tears, but overall in very good condition.  Stories from Hecht's days as a reporter on the Chicago Daily News; 289 pages.  Original $2.50 price on dust jacket.  Exceptional in this condition, and with original dust jacket.

 

BROKEN NECKS

1st edition, 1926

BROKEN NECKS [containing more 1001 Afternoons], by Ben Hecht, first edition in original dust jacket, 1926.  Pascal Covici Publisher, Inc.  Original colorful boards, burgundy cloth binding with gold print on spine; 344 pages.  More stories from Hecht's days a reporter on the Chicago Daily News.  Original dust jacket, with original $2.50 price.  Condition of book: near fine.  Condition of dust jacket: very good plus; age-tanning to spine and back panel; only a few tiny chips.

 

 BOOK OF MIRACLES

1939, first edition, signed by Ben Hecht

A BOOK OF MIRACLES, by Ben Hecht, first published in June 1939, The Viking Press: New York, first edition.  Original gold covers with blue print on front cover and spine; 463.  Original gold blue and red printed dust jacket; original $2.75 price on inside front flap.  SIGNED BY BEN HECHT on front end-paper.  Seven intriguing Hecht stories with his typical cynical and warped perception.  Condition of book: near fine, with a few minor scuffs on covers.  Condition of jacket: very good, with several evident chips on head of spine and back panel; tiny tears and wear on dust jacket edges.

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"... But never again as during that all too short period when he and I were one person, when the fulfilled future and the wistful past were mingled in a single gorgeous moment -- when life was literally a dream...."  F. Scott Fitzgerald, from 'Early Success,' The Crack Up, October 1937

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