29 June 2005
[SPIELBERG, Steven]. KASDAN, Lawrence (1949- ). Raiders of the Lost Ark. Illustrated Screenplay. Introduction by Steven Spielberg. New York: Ballantine Books, 1981.
4o. Illustrated with storyboards by Ed Verreaux and David Negron. Pictorial printed wrappers (some minor wear); quarter morocco folding case with onlay image of Indiana Jones. Provenance: Paul Bartel (presentation inscription).
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG to Paul Bartel: "To Paul, This book contains some of my most embarassing storyboards ever! Steven Spielberg." Additionally INSCRIBED BY KASDAN to Bartel: "12/10/87 Paul -- Flattered that you want this. Pleased to wish you the best in the big adventure -- every day. Lawrence Kasdan." The 1981 film that introduced audiences to archaeologist Indiana Jones starred Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Denholm Elliott, Paul Freeman, and John Rhys-Davies and was directed by Spielberg. The film was nominated for a total of eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
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