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    Geoffrey Homes. Build My Gallows High. New York: 1946. First edition.

    More Information: Geoffrey Homes. Build My Gallows High. New York: William Morrow & Company, 1946. First edition. Octavo (7.875 x 5 inches; 200 x 127 mm.). [viii], 213, [3, blank] pages. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered and tooled in white; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers; in the original dust jacket, priced $2.50. Spine with just a hint of a partial lean (the first few gatherings not quite square); spine ends and corners only softly tapped with a touch of wear; a couple tiny white specks on both boards. Page margins very faintly tanned, but the text remains very supple. Dust jacket edges very slightly worn, with a couple nicks or tiny chips at the fold edges; trace light rubbing; very soft wrinkling to the upper margin; bottom margin of the rear panel with a single short crimp and a faint, stay strip of blue soiling. A nearly fine copy in a near fine jacket. Source for the 1947 film Out of the Past, one of the sturdiest pillars in the film noir canon, directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer and Kirk Douglas. The Dark Page 184. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.

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