First edition, first printing of The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith, in the first state dust jacket.
Octavo, 252pp. Black cloth, title stamped in green. No additional printings mentioned on copyright page. Light rubbing to lower edge of spine, general toning to leaves throughout the text block, solid text block. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $3.00 on front flap, touch of wear to the tips of the spine, faint shelf wear to rear panel, a near fine example.
The Talented Mr. Ripley was nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel in 1956. The book has been adapted into several films, including a film of the same name in 1999, starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett and Philip Seymour Hoffman.