THE BLACK DAHLIA. New York, London: The Mysterious Press, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. A presentation copy with full-page signed inscription by Ellroy to influential F&SF editor and publisher David G. Hartwell on front free endpaper. Novel based on the famous unsolved murder mystery in L.A. of the late 40’s. Top and bottom edges of front boards sunned, more so lower edge, bit of ghosting from jacket image on front cover, lower rear corner tip bruised, a near fine copy in near fine dust jacket with a bit of rubbing to rear panel, matching bruise to lower corner tip, and clipped price. (#107461).
First Printing: September 1987 / 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.