An excellent example of one of the most visually stunning ‘Saint’ first editions, the best copy we’ve ever seen and additionally enhanced by the presentation inscription from Charteris and the presence of the original wrap-around, asking ‘Is this one of the Saint stories you haven’t read?’ with repeated Saint motif in the background.
The inscription from the author is on the half-title, and reads “To H.W. Brown With all good wishes & thanks for his efforts to sell it. Sincerely – Leslie Charteris”.
The Saint in New York is the 15th book chronicling the adventures of Simon Templar (aka The Saint), Charteris’ most enduring character, whose exploits were brought to the small screen and the big screen by, most famously, Roger Moore, Ian Ogilvy and Val Kilmer respectively. The book is considered the most popular ‘Saint’ title and was the first “bestseller” of the Simon Templar series, establishing Charteris as a literary celebrity in America and Britain. Due to the book’s popularity, it became the first Simon Templar story to be adapted for film (1938), starring Louis Hayward.
First edition, 8vo, signed presentation copy from the author, 8pp. advertisements, publisher’s blue cloth, spine slightly dulled, otherwise very good, dust-jacket by Stead, an excellent example, with the publisher’s original promotional wrap-around also present.
Stock ID: 96534