Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1946. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Maroon cloth over boards, title and illustration in gilt onto spine, top edge stained maroon, 8vo (7-3/4 inches tall), pp. 277, stated first edition. Volume with slight slant, vintage book seller's tag front pastedown, light wear to spine ends and corners, text lightly toned. Price-intact DJ has light edge wear with a few short closed tears, some spots of browning - mostly to verso - slight crickle to bottom edge of front panel and partial fade to spine panel. Very Good / Very Good. Item #1236
Filmed, then named and released as the film noir "A Woman's Secret" by RKO's new studio boss Howard Huges in 1949, MORTGAGE ON LIFE was originally serialized in Collier's under the title of "The Long Denial". Included is a photocopy of Doubleday's review slip, loosely laid in showing the amended publication date. Ref. Johnson, 2008, p. 12.
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