Lot 52 of 413:
Three titles by W.R. Burnett  

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Title:
Three titles by W.R. Burnett
Author:
Burnett, W. R
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Date:
Various dates
Description:

3 volumes. First Editions. Includes:

  • Little Caesar. Original blue cloth lettered in yellow. Dial, 1929.
  • Iron Man. Cloth, pictorial dust jacket. New York: Lincoln Mac Veagh / Dial Press, 1930.
  • The Quick Brown Fox. Cloth, pictorial dust jacket, and the illustrated bookplate of crime fiction writer George Harmon Coxe. Knopf, 1942. 

 

Three first editions from Burnett including his first book, Little Caesar, basis for the Mervyn LeRoy-directed film of the following year which provided Edward G. Robinson with his breakthrough, star-making performance and popularizing the genre of gangster films.

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Condition:
Jackets with some general light wear, Iron Man with some chips and closed tears along top edge; a bit of light wear to cloth with minor rubbing to edges; endpapers with a light toning or foxing; all volumes and jackets very good.
 
Item number:
307455
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