[Cornell Woolrich]. William Irish (pseudonym). Phantom Lady. Philadelphia: 1942. First edition.

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    [Cornell Woolrich]. William Irish (pseudonym). Phantom Lady. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1942. First edition. Octavo. 291, [1, blank] pages. Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in dark blue; top edge stained orange, fore-edge rough-trimmed; in restored original dust jacket. Very gentle spine lean; backstrip very faintly faded; board edges slightly dulled; touch of wear to spine ends and corners. Top stain lightly faded; previous owner signature on front free endpaper and note on page 291 in blue ink. Dust jacket restored at spine ends and fold edges, the 'N' in 'LIPPINCOTT' touched up in manuscript ink at the base of the spine; some restoration starting to peel on the verso; light rubbing to the front panel; very light soiling to the rear panel. A near fine sophisticated copy. The first novel Woolrich wrote under his William Irish pseudonym. Source for Robert Siodmak's masterful 1944 film noir starring Ella Raines. The Dark Page 290. From the KoKo Collection.

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