IRON MAN. W. R. Burnett, Edna Reindel, novel, jacket design.


New York: Lincoln Mac Veah / The Dial Press, 1930. First Edition. Burnett's second novel, basis for two filmes: Tod Browning's early talkie, starring Lew Ayres, Robert Armstrong, and Jean Harlow, and Joseph Pevney's 1951 film noir, starring Jeff Chandler, Evelyn Keyes, and Rock Hudson. The Dark Page, Vol.2, pp.20-21. Item #2469

First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); navy blue cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and publisher's logo embossed to front cover; orange topstain; dustjacket; [8], 312pp. Gentle softening to spine ends, title gilt dulled, with upper right corner of front board gently tapped (though still sharp); Near FIne, with a bright topstain. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), gently spine-sunned and lightly shelfworn, with several short tears, attendant creases, and a few small chips (not affecting lettering or design); Very Good+.

Price: $250.00