Large ownership inscription to front free endpaper, boards VG; jacket with loss to foot of lower panel and hear head of spine of lower panel, corners worn, front inside flap clipped but with second issue price present.
Boileau (Pierre) and Thomas Narcejac. The Living and the Dead.
Translated by Geoffrey Sainsbury.
London, Hutchinson, 1956.
First UK edition. 8vo. Original red boards. Dust-jacket, priced 12/6 (i.e. second issue, with 10/6 clipped and 12/6 added).
First edition in English of this novel by Boileau & Narcejac, authors credited with creating an authentically French subgenre of crime fiction. Famously the basis for the 1958 Hitchcock film Vertigo, starring James Stewart and Kim Novak.