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    Cornell Woolrich. The Black Curtain. New York: 1941. First edition, red cloth binding variant.

    More Information: Cornell Woolrich. The Black Curtain. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1941. First edition. Octavo (8 x 5 inches; 202 x 127 mm.). [2, blank], [viii], 305, [5, blank] pages. Publisher's red cloth, variant binding with unknown priority (also in gray, see the preceding lot), spine lettered in white and stamped in black, Inner Sanctum device stamped in white on the front board; top edge stained black, others trimmed; plain endpapers; in the original dust jacket, priced $2.00. Spine very slightly askew; backstrip very faintly dulled; spine ends softly pushed; corners tapped. Top stain very lightly dust-soiled; endpapers with just a hint of discoloration from the binder's glue; previous ownership signature on the front free endpaper. Dust jacket spine panel faded, losing the pink coloring of the title text and the bottom portion, with a small bruise to the interior; spine ends worn with a few small chips; front flap fold worn with flaking along the crease and a couple interior holes; short closed tear to the upper edge of the rear panel and a couple other minor stray chips or tears; a few tape mends on the verso, mostly reinforcing the front flap fold. A near fine copy in an about very good jacket. An Inner Sanctum Mystery. Adapted for the screen in 1942 as Street of Chance, starring Burgess Meredith and Claire Trevor. The Dark Page 286. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.

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