DescriptionRichard Matheson. The Shrinking Man. London: David Bruce & Watson, 1973.
First British edition. Octavo. 188 pages. Introduction by Kingsley Amis.
Brown cloth. Gilt lettering to spine. Mild discoloration to dust jacket. A near fine copy.
This is the rather scarce first British edition, as well as the first appearance in hardback. The Shrinking Man, a paperback original, was published by Gold Medal Books in 1956. The following year saw the release of the film adaptation, The Incredible Shrinking Man. Matheson has, perhaps, become better known as a writer of screenplays (Duel, The Legend of Hell House, The Stranger Within, Trilogy of Terror, and many more). Most recently, his classic novel, I Am Legend, made it to the cinema in its third screen adaptation. From the Frank Collection.
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