Elmore LEONARD (1925-2013).
[Three books by Elmore Leonard]. 1977-1985-1990.
Dutch Treat [The Hunted; Swag; Mr. Majestyk]. New York: ‘Arbor House’ [but: The Mysterious Press], 1977. Octavo (9 x 6in; 228 x 152mm). Pp. [i-ii; 1-xiv;1-]568. Original blue/green cloth, upper cover and spine blocked in gilt, upper cover with onlaid paper label with portrait, slipcase. Condition: small mark to slipcase (see image), otherwise excellent. First edition thus, from the limited edition, one of 350 copies, signed by the author on yellow-toned insert bound at the front (as issued). The book contains three complete works: The Hunted; Swag; Mr. Majestyk. Unusually, ‘Mr. Majestyk’ was based by Leonard on his screenplay for the 1974 movie of the same name, which starred Charles Bronson.
Glitz. New York: The Mysterious Press, 1985. Octavo (9 x 6in; 228 x 152mm). Pp. [1-]12-251[-252; i-ii]. Original dark blue cloth, blocked in silver, slipcase. Condition: slight darkening to spine (see image), otherwise excellent. First edition thus, from the limited edition, one of 500 copies, signed by the author on light-blue-toned insert bound at the back (as issued). The basis for a TV movie starring Jimmy Smits.
Get Shorty. [New York:] Delacorte Press, [August 1990]. Octavo (9 3/16 x 6 1/8 in; 238 x 155mm). Pp. [i-x; 1-]2-291[-292]. Original cloth-backed boards, dust-jacket. Condition: see images. First edition, first printing. The basis for the Travolta movie, and the inspiration for the TV series starring Chris O'Dowd.