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LEONARD, Elmore (Elmore John), 1925-2013 : GLITZ.

LEONARD, Elmore (Elmore John), 1925-2013 : GLITZ.

New York : Arbor House, (1985). First trade edition. Signed and dated (February 1985) by Elmore Leonard on the half-title. Lieutenant Vincent Mora is being stalked, his girlfriend goes to Atlantic City and ends up dead – enter Linda Moon and other larger-than-life characters. Filmed for television in 1988, with Jimmy Smits, Markie Post, etc.
Medium 8vo (24cm). (252)pp. Original black cloth-backed boards, lettered in metallic silver-blue; top edge just a touch dusty, but a very good copy in the Dick Smith dust-jacket – also very good.

£50

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LEONARD, Elmore (Elmore John), 1925-2013 : BANDITS.

LEONARD, Elmore (Elmore John), 1925-2013 : BANDITS.

New York : Arbor House, (1987). First trade edition. Signed and dated (January 1987) by Elmore Leonard on the title-page. “Come down to New Orleans and meet the bandits: Lucy Nichols, ex-nun, daughter of a rich right-wing oilman; Jack Delaney, an ex-con who thinks he’s gone straight; and Roy Hicks, an ex-cop whose career was cut short when he got sent to prison”.
Medium 8vo (24cm). [xiv],(346),[vi]pp.Original blue cloth-backed boards, lettered in electric blue; a very good, clean and sound copy in the Gerard Huerta dust-jacket – just lightly narked on reverse, but also very good.

£40

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LEONARD, Elmore (Elmore John), 1925-2013 : GET SHORTY.

LEONARD, Elmore (Elmore John), 1925-2013 : GET SHORTY.

New York : Delacorte Press, (1990). First edition. Signed by Elmore Leonard on the title-page. Chili Palmer discovers that there’s not a world of difference between loan-sharking in Miami and movie-making in Hollywood. Filmed in 1995, with John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, James Gandolfini, etc., and more recently in a rather different television version with Chris O’Dowd, etc.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [x],292,[ii]pp. Original white and black cloth-backed boards, lettered in green; a few faint edge-spots, but a very good copy in the Andrew Newman dust-jacket – also very good.

£50

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LEONARD, Elmore (Elmore John), 1925-2013 : MAXIMUM BOB.

LEONARD, Elmore (Elmore John), 1925-2013 : MAXIMUM BOB.

New York : Delacorte Press, (1991). First trade edition. Signed by Elmore Leonard on the half-title. Someone introduces a live ten-foot alligator into the backyard of redneck judge “Maximum Bob” – and then shots are fired in Florida. Filmed for television in 1998, with Beau Bridges, etc.
Royal 8vo (25cm). [vi],(296),[ii]pp. Original black and grey cloth-backed boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; a few faint spots to top edge, but otherwise a very good and sharp copy in an equally very good dust-jacket.

£40

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LEONARD, Elmore (Elmore John), 1925-2013 : MAXIMUM BOB.

LEONARD, Elmore (Elmore John), 1925-2013 : MAXIMUM BOB.

New York : Delacorte Press, (1991). First edition. Someone introduces a live ten-foot alligator into the backyard of redneck judge “Maximum Bob” – then shots are fired in Florida.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [vi],(296),[ii]pp. Original quarter black cloth, grey boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; a very good copy in the dust-jacket – also very good.

£25

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LEONARD, Elmore (Elmore John), 1925-2013 : MR. PARADISE.

LEONARD, Elmore (Elmore John), 1925-2013 : MR. PARADISE.

London : Viking, (2004). First British edition. April in Detroit – eighty-four-year-old rich and retired lawyer Anthony Paradiso likes the company of young women – vultures circle and people end up dead.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [viii],(292),[iv]pp. Original yellow boards, lettered in metallic blue; just slightly bruised, but a very good copy in the Donald Milne dust-jacket, also slightly bruised.

£20

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LEONARD, Elmore (Elmore John), 1925-2013 : THE HOT KID.

LEONARD, Elmore (Elmore John), 1925-2013 : THE HOT KID.

London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (2005). First British edition. “Hot cars, gun molls, speakeasies, bank robbers and murder ... set in Oklahoma during the 1930s”.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [vi],312,[ii]pp. Original maroon boards, lettered in silver; a very good copy in the Tim Marrs dust-jacket, also very good.

£20

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LEONARD, Elmore (Elmore John), 1925-2013 : ROAD DOGS.

LEONARD, Elmore (Elmore John), 1925-2013 : ROAD DOGS.

London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (2009). First British edition. Celebrity bank-robber Jack Foley is out of prison – “a masterpiece of duplicity” (Washington Post).
Medium 8vo (25cm). [vi],262,[iv]pp. Original grey boards, lettered in silver; a very good copy in the Tim Marrs dust-jacket, also very good.

£20

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