29 June 2005
BLOCH, Robert (1917-1994). Psycho. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959.
8o. (Some light marginal browning.) Original cloth-backed boards (some minor staining); dust jacket (some light wear along edges and folds, some minor soiling); morocco slipcase.
FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY BLOCH on the half-title. The film version of Bloch's novel was released in 1960. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, who reportedly bought the rights to the book for $9,000, the movie starred Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates and Janet Leigh, who is best known for the grisly shower scene.
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