The Pitfall

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1947. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "To Jack: / who had faith in my very first. / With best wishes [and] thanks / Jay."

Basis for the cornerstone 1948 film noir directed by Andre De Toth and starring Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, and Raymond Burr.

Very Good plus in a Very Good plus, price-clipped dust jacket. Slight lean. Jacket spine and front panel top edge faded, with flap folds starting and shallow chips at the spine ends.

The Dark Page I: 1940-1949, p. 78.

[Book #158297]