First edition of Ride the Pink Horse by Dorothy S. Hughes.
Octavo, 248pp. Gray boards, title printed in red on spine. Stated “first printing” on copyright page. Top of spine bumped. Toning to text pages and endpapers, to be expected given the time when the book was published. A few pages with tears and chips, but not affecting text. Overall clean with no marks or notations. In publisher’s original illustrated dust jacket, retail price of $2.50 on front flap, foxing to interior and outside edges, light chipping and some small tears along top and bottom edges, light shelf wear.
Ride the Pink Horse was the basis for the 1947 film noir of the same name, directed by and starring Robert Montgomery.