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
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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