The Wages of Fear [Le salaire de la peur]
Various cities: The Bodley Head / Julliard, 1950 and 1952. First French Edition, published by Julliard in 1950, and First UK Edition, published by The Bodley Head in 1952. Housed together in a custom green cloth clamshell box.
Basis for the 1953 breakthrough masterpiece by Henri-Georges Clouzot, as well as the 1958 remake "Violent Road," directed by Howard W. Koch, and the 1977 remake "Sorcerer," directed by William Friedkin.
First French Edition:
About Near Fine, with faint foxing on the page block, in a Very Good plus or better example of the publisher's original tissue paper dust jacket.
First UK Edition:
Boards slightly warped, else about Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket has a small nick at the top of the rear flap fold, and a short closed tear on the bottom edge of the rear panel.
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