Paris: Denoël, 1954. First French Edition, preceding all others. The French crime fiction duo's third novel, preceding the British edition by two years and the American by three. Basis for the iconic 1958 film noir "Vertigo" directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, and Barbara Bel Geddes.
Not only is "Vertigo"' widely recognized as Hitchcock's masterpiece, it recently trumped "Citizen Kane" in "Sight and Sounds" definitive, once-a-decade poll as the greatest film ever made. A title that is rarely offered in commerce, and, for such an important film source book, surprisingly underrepresented in library holdings, with OCLC locating just four in American institutions. An attractive copy of a fragile volume and cornerstone film source title.
Near Fine in photo illustrated wrappers, a paperback original. Light rubbing to the wrappers and extremities, a few vertical hairline creases along the spine, with a small, partial ink stamp to the top edge of the text block, else Fine and clean throughout.
In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.