HIGH SIERRA. New York, London: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Burnett on the half title page: "For / Jean / sincere best / W R Burnett." Classic crime novel. Filmed in 1941 by Raoul Walsh from a screenplay by Burnett and John Huston, starring Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart (remade as a Western in 1949: Colorado Territory). Light bookstore stamps to several random pages in the rear of the book, a very good copy in very good dust jacket with some rubbing to folds and edges, mild color fade to spine panel, and some soiling to rear panel. The rear flap of the jacket has the publisher's trademark Borzoi and text beginning "A Catalogue of recent & forthcoming Borzoi Books ..." (#159167).
First edition so stated on copyright page.