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Strangers on a Train. by  Patricia Highsmith - Signed First Edition - 1950 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 1519)

Strangers on a Train.

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Strangers on a Train.

by Highsmith, Patricia

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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About This Item

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1950. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "For Margaret avec plaisir Patricia Highsmith." Near fine in a very good dust jacket that shows some of the endemic fading to the spine panel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed. "For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith" (Time). The success of Strangers on a Train allowed Highsmith to quit "hack" writing for magazines and devote her energies full time to fiction. "Her books evoke a quiet tension, a persistent apprehension, which is all the more terrifying and suspenseful for its aura of plausibility" (Vinson, 643-44). It was adapted as a film in 1951, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Farley Granger and Ruth Roman.

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
1519
Title
Strangers on a Train.
Author
Highsmith, Patricia
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Brothers
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1950
Keywords
Patricia Highsmith First Edition, Strangers on a Train First Edition Signed
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

Glossary

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First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
clamshell box
A protective box designed for storing and preserving a bound book or loose sheets. A clamshell box is hinged on one side, with...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has...[more]

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