First edition, first printing of this mid-century American noir novel in the style of Chandler, and the basis for the 1948 film LARCENY.
Very good in very good jacket.
THE VELVET FLEECE
First edition (stated). New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc, 1947. 7.5'' x 5''. Original green cloth stamped in darker green. In original unclipped ($2.50) green pictorial dust jacket. Fore-edge machine deckle. 224 pages. Some wear to spine ends and corners. Jacket with sunning to spine, shallow chipping to spine ends (affecting lettering at foot), moderate edgewear.
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