Price: 2,100.00 USD
NY: Appleton-Century, 1941. NY: Appleton-Century, 1941. First Edition. Association Copy. First edition, first prnt. Inscribed by Fisher on the front free endpage. "For Mark Hellinger - One of America's really great writers - this book is humbly and respectfully dedicated Steve Fisher Aug. 23 1941." Slight spinecocking, beginning page toning and faint small stain on the foreedge; dustjacket with a a two inch closed tear on the front panel (not immediately apparent), chipping at spine ends and corners and light rubbing on the white rear panel. Tight and bright copy of Fisher's first novel. Very Good condition in a Good dustjacket with an archival cover. Fisher was widely read and respected for his short stories which appeared in the popular magazines of the 1930's such as "Cosmopolitan," "Saturday Evening Post," "Colliers," "Liberty," etc. when his first novel was published. The adaptation of his novel I Wake Up Screaming is regarded as the first of Hollywood's film-noir genre. Fisher worked on the screenplays for "Berlin Correspondent," "To the Shores of Tripoli, "Destination Tokyo, "Lady in the Lake," and "Song of the Thin Man," among others. Mark Hellinger's career in Hollywood included producer credits for "They Drive by Night," "High Sierra," "The Horn Blows at Midnight," and "The Naked City," among others. This copy was inscribed by Fisher during the production of the film version of the novel on which he also worked as screenwriter. First Edition.