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    [Cornell Woolrich]. Group of Three William Irish Novels. Philadelphia: [1944-1948]. First editions.

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    [Cornell Woolrich]. Deadline at Dawn. [By] William Irish (pseudonym). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, [1944]. First edition. Octavo (7.375 x 4.875 inches; 187 x 125 mm.). 219, [1], [4, blank] pages. Publisher's grayish blue cloth, spine lettered and stamped in yellow; all edge of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers; in the original dust jacket, priced $2.00. Spine just barely askew; yellow stamping on the spine barely rubbed; spine ends and corners with only a hint of wear. Top edge of the text a little dusty. Dust jacket spine panel very lightly worn at the edges; light rubbing to the rear panel and along the rear panel fold; trivial scuff to the bottom margin of the front panel. Nearly fine. Source for the 1946 film of the same name, adapted by Clifford Odets and starring Susan Hayward. The Dark Page 292.

    [Together with:] Waltz into Darkness. By William Irish (pseudonym). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1947. First edition. Octavo (7.875 x 5.375 inches; 200 x 135 mm.). [2], 310, [8, blank] pages, seemingly printed on two different paper stocks. Publisher's bluish-gray cloth, spine and front board lettered in purplish-red; top edge of the text block stain red, others trimmed; plain endpapers; in the original dust jacket, priced $2.75. Spine with a hint of a lean; spine ends and corners very lightly worn; miniscule tear to the cloth along the lower edge of the front board. Dust jacket rear panel lightly rubbed; short stretch of wear along the bottom edge of the front flap. Nearly fine. Source for the 1969 François Truffaut film, Mississippi Mermaid, starring Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Paul Belmondo, Truffaut's second Woolrich adaptation in two years, following The Bride Wore Black in 1968. The text was revisited in 2001 in a film starring Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie, released as Original Sin.

    [And:] I Married a Dead Man. [By] William Irish (pseudonym). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, [1948]. First edition. Octavo (7.375 x 4.875 inches; 187 x 125 mm.). 254, [2, blank] pages. Publisher's purplish-gray cloth, spine lettered and stamped in green; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers; in the original dust jacket, priced $2.75. Spine slightly sloped; board edges very lightly tanned; bottom edge of the spine pushed. Top edge of the text lightly dusted; endpapers faintly discolored from the binder's glue along the hinges. Spine panel with a very soft crease down the center of the upper portion and the texts faintly tanned; spine ends chipped with some minor paper loss at the crown; other insignificant edgewear; rear panel rubbed. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket. Source for the 1950 Barbara Stanwyck vehicle directed by Mitchell Leisen, No Man of Her Own. The Dark Page II 214. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.



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