The Big Con

New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1940. First Edition. Boldly SIGNED by Maurer on the front flyleaf. Copy belonging to Tony Bill, producer of the 1973 film "The Sting," with letter of provenance included. Bill took the Oscar for Best Picture for the film, which swept the Academy Awards in 1974, also winning Best Director, Best Screenplay, and four others, as well as 3 nominations.

Full provenance available.

The definitive non-fiction book on various cons of the day, renowned as the non-fiction source book for the cons in the 1973 George Roy Hill film, The Sting, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Importantly too, this book is the only source title for that film, the story for which was based on an original screenplay.

In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.

Near Fine in an about Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket is the best we have encountered, with none of the usual color fading, only a single short closed tear and a bit of rubbing to the rear panel.

[Book #147375]

Price: $12,500.00