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The Wrong Venus (First Edition, inscribed to John D. MacDonald) by Charles Williams - Signed First Edition - 1966 - from Royal Books, Inc. (SKU: 124125)

The Wrong Venus (First Edition, inscribed to John D. MacDonald)

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The Wrong Venus (First Edition, inscribed to John D. MacDonald)

by Charles Williams

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About This Item

New York: New American Library [NAL], 1966. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper to fellow mystery writer John D. MacDonald: "To John D. / With admiration / Charlie." A brief but eloquent inscription, linking two of the best hard-boiled mystery writers of a generation.

Williams also wrote the screenplay for the 1968 film adaptation, "Don't Just Stand There!" starring Robert Wagner and Mary Tyler Moore. Williams is best known for his books "Dead Calm," "Aground," and "The Sailcloth Shroud." Like other hard-boiled authors, much of his output came in the form of paperback originals, and his books are seldom found inscribed, this being only the second such copy we have seen. On top of that, a stellar association.

Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. A lovely copy.

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Bookseller
Royal Books, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
124125
Title
The Wrong Venus (First Edition, inscribed to John D. MacDonald)
Author
Charles Williams
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
New American Library [NAL]
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1966
Keywords
Mystery and Crime | Association Copy | Best Copy in the World
Bookseller catalogs
Best Copy in the World; Mystery and Crime; Association Copy;

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