THE DEADLY SEPTEMBER (SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR ROBERT MAGUIRE)
Kramer, Karl. THE DEADLY SEPTEMBER. NY: Monarch Books, 1960. FIRST EDITION. A NEAR FINE copy of this Paperback Original (slight spine roll else only the most minor of wear to the extremities), written by airline pilot-thriller author Kramer, whose detective protagonist takes out an ad in the newspaper searching for a woman while not exactly pointing out that, although he loved her once, he now plans to catch her for the murder of his partner. The bright and sensational cover art was done by the greatest Good Girl Art paperback illustrator of his generation, Robert A. Maguire. Despite Maguire (1921-2005) having illustrated hundreds of covers, there exist only a handful of printed books which he has actually signed. Paperbacks from the classic era 1939-1965, especially those featuring mystery or detective art, were sold based in large part by the allure of the cover artist's work. Maguire's original paintings run in the multi-thousands of dollars if you can find them thus books he signed are a wonderful substitute in a still-modest price range. But what is generally true of all the great cover artists of the post-war period is that these artists simply didn't sign their books thus they have a rarity and desirability that the collecting public has yet to discover, an area of great appeal and promise. This copy, one of his boldest accomplishments, is signed on the title "Bob Maguire." We currently have a few other choice inscribed Maguires acquired from collectors who were lucky enough to be at the few Paperback Fairs he attended before his death. Please check our other (few) similar listings. Bookseller Inventory # 001087
Title: THE DEADLY SEPTEMBER (SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR ...
Publisher: Monarch 159, New York
Publication Date: 1960
Illustrator: Robert Maguire
Book Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Illustrator
Edition: First Edition
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