The Informer.New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1925 Stock Code: 29444
First US edition, first printing. With the author's signed full page presentation inscription to the actor and screenwriter Louis Sherwin. Sherwin is remembered for his contemptuous comment about Hollywood, "They know only one word of more than one syllable here and that word is 'fillum'". O'Flaherty worked in Hollywood, but The Informer was his first thriller, which proved his greatest popular success. The novel was filmed for the first time in 1929 and again by John Ford in 1935 with Victor MacLaglen in the title role.
Octavo. Original black cloth, decorations to front board and titles to spine in pink, yellow and blue. With the pictorial dust jacket. Housed in a black cloth drop down box with multicolored morocco onlay after the design on the dust jacket.
A somewhat disreputable copy, traces of water to boards and rear endpapers, inner hinges cracked, spine a little dull but nevertheless far better than "good" in tanned and lightly chipped, internally repaired dust jacket.
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