8 April 2003
SPILLANE, Mickey. Kiss Me, Deadly. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1952.
8o. Original boards; pictorial dust jacket (minor rubbing to joints and extremities).
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed and signed on the front free endpaper: "For Ruth from Mike and me--a long range hello-- Sinc.-- Mickey Spillane". The basis for Robert Aldrich's 1955 film, a film noir, Cold War, paranoia classic.
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