Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


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

    More Information:

    [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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2017
    14th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 254

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 December 8 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 July 16 - 18 The Armstrong Family Collection III Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 July 16 - 18 The Armstrong Family Collection III Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $4,415,332