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 with publisher's review slip loosely laid in. Volume with heel of spine softened and two tiny spots to rear board, else fine. DJ with light soil and edge wear, one short closed tear at center of spine, scattered foxing to flap edges and verso, one 1/4" abrasion near spine heel. Fine / Very Good. Item #892
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". This copy has Doubleday's review slip loosely laid in showing the amended publication date. Ref. Johnson, 2008, p. 12.
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