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    Dorothy B. Hughes. In a Lonely Place. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, [1947]. First edition; association copy, inscribed by the author for Otto Penzler on the front free endpaper: "This book was one that even / scared me a bit. It will always / be a special favorite as through / it I met Humphrey Bogart / who made such a perfect Dix. / always affectionately / Dorothy / B Hughes," additionally initialed by the author on the title-page. Octavo (7.4375 x 5.125 inches; 189 x 130 mm.). [vi], 217, [1, blank] pages. Publisher's brown quarter-cloth over black paper-covered boards, spine lettered and stamped in black; top edge of the text block trimmed, others untrimmed; plain endpapers; in the original dust jacket, priced $2.50. Boards very slightly splayed; spine ends bumped with a couple ripples to the interior of the backstrip; spine ends and corners lightly worn. Top edge of the text block very lightly dust-soiled; endpapers faintly tanned. Dust jacket edges worn, with chipping to the crown and fold edges; folds somewhat rubbed with a minuscule hole and tiny closed tear along the front panel fold; spine panel faintly dulled with a couple small interior bruises; foxed, mostly visible on the verso and the white background on the rear panel and flaps. Still, a very good copy. Source for the 1950 film of the same name directed by Nicholas Ray and starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Graham. The Dark Page II 100. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.

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