Iron Man

New York: Lincoln Mac Veagh / The Dial Press, 1930. First Edition. Attractive copy of Burnett's second novel, chronicling the career of a prizefighter. Basis for two films: Tod Browning's early talkie, starring Lew Ayres, Robert Armstrong, and Jean Harlow, and Joseph Pevney's 1951 film noir, starring Jeff Chandler, Evelyn Keyes, and Rock Hudson. The Dark Page, Vol.1, pp.20-21; Hanna 527. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); navy blue cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and publisher's logo embossed to front cover; orange topstain; dustjacket; [8],312pp. Spine ends gently nudged, else very Near Fine, with the topstain bright and unfaded. In an attractive example of the dustjacket designed by Edna Reindel; unclipped (priced $2.50), lightly edgeworn, with small nicks to upper corners and a few short tears along upper edge; still quite bright; Very Good+ or better.

Price: $450.00

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