They Shoot Horses, Don't They?New York: Simon and Schuster, 1935 Stock Code: 61986
Author's first book, finely boundFirst edition, first printing. McCoy's first book, "an impressive depiction of the dark underside of Hollywood during the depression, exposing a milieu that undermined human dignity and destroyed dreams of success" (American National Biography). It was the basis of the 1969 film by Sydney Pollack starring Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin and Gig Young.
Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in pale tan morocco, titles blocked to spine in black over an onlaid brown morocco strip, vertical stripes onlaid to front board in brown and blocked in black in imitation of the original boards, plain black endpapers, twin rule to turn-ins in black, gilt edges.
A fine copy.
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