Title: THE BRASS HALO (Signed By Cover Artist ...
Publisher: Signet 1556
Publication Date: 1958
Illustrator: Robert Maguire
Book Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Illustrator
Edition: First Printing
Webb, Jack. THE BRASS HALO. NY: Signet (1556), 1958. First Printing, thus. Blonde on the run, fleeing from a nightclub murder. Webb's detective duo of cop and priest on the case. Could she have the voice of an angel and the heart of a killer? Nice 1950s noir paperback first printing graced by the sensational cover art of Robert Maguire, arguably the greatest illustrator of Good Girl Art of his generation. Paperbacks such as this, prolific as they are, can only rarely be found signed by their authors. But the real unsung rarity is to find a copy signed by the illustrator; in this case one of legend. Boldly SIGNED "Regards, R. A. Maguire" on the title page. Maguire (1921-2005) made only a very few public appearances and signed but a small number of his books for fans. This is a Very Good example of THE BRASS HALO, with one reading crease and one tiny corner bend, else square and basically sporting only some minute edgewear, none of which really affects the remarkable cover image. Bookseller Inventory # 001376
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