Item #13663 THE DOOM STONE. Cornell Woolrich.


New York: Avon Book Division, [1960]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Avon T-408. Paperback original. Signed inscription by Woolrich to artist John 'Jack' Gaughan on copyright page by the author - "To Jack Gaughan / Con Woolrich." Starting in the 1950s Jack Gaughan was an important Science Fiction and Fantasy artist doing illustrations and cover paintings for Ace Books, DAW Books, Pyramid Books, Galaxy magazine and many others. He won the Hugo award for best artist several times in his long career. Jack Gaughan was also a mystery fan and admirer of Cornell Woolrich. While living in New York in the 1960s Mr. Gaughan was introduced to Mr. Woolrich. Mr. Woolrich and Mr. Gaughan developed a friendship and saw each other socially, often at McSorley's Ale House in the city, also Mr. Gaughan along with his wife frequently entertained him for home cooked meals. This book is signed by Woolrich using his nickname of "Con" (see Nevins: Cornell Woolrich: First You Dream, Then You Die, p. 407). This novel was serialized in Argosy Magazine, January 14-February 4, 1939 in four parts, the final part differs from the book version. Mild edge rubbing, ball point pen inked price to front cover (.20), a very good copy. (13663). Item #13663

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