First edition of Long Haul by A.I. Bezzerides, in dust jacket.
Octavo, 219pp. Tan cloth, title stamped on spine in brown and black. A fine example. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $2.00 on front flap, light rubbing along top edge of rear panel, short closed tear near top edge of spine, a near fine example with exceptionally bright illustrations.
The rights to this novel by A.I. Bezzerides were purchased by Warner Brothers for $2,000. The resulting film, They Drive by Night, was a commercial and critical success, starring Humphrey Bogart, George Raft, Ann Sheridan and Ida Lupino.