Item #297187 [LITERATURE] [NOIR] BLACK ALIBI. Cornell Woolrich.


New York: Simon & Schuster, 1942.

Hard Cover. First Edition. 8vo. (8 1/4” x 5 1/4”); in the publisher’s black cloth binding, with dustjacket; [vi], [2], 3-377 pages; the binding is “dusty” with some fade to the titling at the spine; there some minor loss to the cloth at the top edge of the front board; the dustjacket has loss to the top and bottom of the spine, just affecting the letter “C” in the title “Black”; there is a previous owner name on the front endpaper and a trace of ink residue on the front flap.~~“In April of 1942, Simon and Schuster published the last of its three Cornell Woolrich novels, Black Alibi. It marked the first time the author had set a full-length work of fiction in Latin American since his 1930 autobiographical novel, A Young Man’s Heart.” [Johnson, I, 288] The third title in Mr. Woolrich’s “Black” series, and the basis for a noir film the next year, “The Leopard Man”.~~This First Edition copy is being sold with the softcover edition issued by the Jonathan Press in 1945. (Hubin (1979), 445; Johnson, Dark Page I, 288).

Good binding / Good dust jacket.
Item #297187

Price: $400.00

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