29 June 2005
O'FLAHERTY, Liam (1896-1984). The Informer. New York: Knopf, 1925.
8o. (Some stains to rear endpapers.) Original black cloth (rubbed and slightly discolored); pictorial dust jacket (chipped at edges); quarter morocco folding case with onlaid leather panel based on dust jacket design. Provenance: Louis Sherman (presentation inscription from the author).
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by O'Flaherty on the front free endpaper: "To Louis Sherman, With best wishes for everything you didn't have the chanticleer to do in your past life. Liam O'Flaherty." John Ford won an Academy Award as Best Director for the 1935 film adaptation, which also won another three Academy Awards, and was nominated for others, including Best Picture. UNCOMMON INSCRIBED.
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