Bookplate on front pastedown, original dark blue cloth blocked in red, a little minor rubbing to corners but overall a fine copy, dust-jacket correctly priced 7’6, with artwork by Elizabeth Pyke, Collins’ device to foot of spine, small splits to corners with slight loss, some light rubbing and slight darkening, but overall very good.
Footner (Hulbert) A Self-Made Thief.
London. Collins, 1927
‘[a] swift-moving thriller…gives a vivid picture of life in New York’s underworld.’ (jacket blurb)
A very good, unsophisticated example of this title by prolific Canadian author [William] Hulbert Footner, listed in Hubin but wrongly dated as 1929 (the date of the first US edition) therein. We could find no copies of this the true first edition on WorldCat’s database for institutional holdings. Exceedingly scarce in the original dust-jacket.
From the collection of Adrian Homer Goldstone, 1897-1977 (bookplate). Goldstone was a renowned Californian book-collector, particularly well know for his bibliographies of Arthur Machen and John Steinbeck, both of which were published through the University of Texas.