8 April 2003
HIGHSMITH, Patricia. The Talented Mr. Ripley. New York: Coward-McCann, .
8o. Original cloth; pictorial dust jacket (price-clipped, 3 in. closed tear at back flap fold, closed tear at back joint, very minor fading to spine and back panels). Provenance: Orman Acres (inscription on front free endpaper) -- Village Theater Arts (inscription in gutter margin of title page).
FIRST EDITION of the first and best-known Mr. Ripley novel. "Unsuccessful by ordinary standards, [Tom Ripley] finds his forte in the operations that are outside the law, an area where he excels" (dust jacket).
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