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by Tidyman , Ernest

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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1970. First Edition, First Printing. Near Fine Hardcover in a Fine Dust Jacket. Near Fine/Fine.

The book is bound by red cloth covered boards with the title emblazoned in gilt letters on its spine. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear. The only flaw is a tiny red dot top textblock near spine. [Which seems to be the usual for this title] Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 21 cm.; 8.25 inches tall; 188 pages.. The back of the dust jacket describes the main character John Shaft: "Who the hell does he think he is, this blackface Bogart who says the Revolution is a new way to chase chicks, the Mafia is made of meatballs and life is going to screw you if you don't get to it first? Who? John Shaft, private investigator, a man so cool his blood runs ice."

The novel, written in 1970, became an iconic and oft referenced and recreated movie in 1971. Shaft was one of the first blaxploitation films, and also one of the most popular, which "marked a turning point for this type of film, and spawned a number of sequels and knockoffs.

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Ernest Tidyman was an American author and screenwriter, best known for his novels featuring the African-American detective John Shaft. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the film version of Shaft with John D.F. Black in 1971. [wiki]


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Tidyman , Ernest
Near Fine Hardcover in a Fine Dust Jacket
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First Edition, First Printing
The Macmillan Company
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New York
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