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Two Faces of January by Patricia Highsmith. First Edition in the United States of America

The Two Faces of January by Patricia Highsmith. Doubleday & Co (The Crime Club). 1964. "First Edition in the United States of America" stated with no listing of later printings. 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" 203 pages Hardcover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: A small tear on each side of the top of the spine. Some edge wear and bumping to dj edges. Some browning to the edges of the flaps. Otherwise, no unusual folds or creases. No clips. No missing pieces. Not price-clipped. Now protected by a removable mylar dj cover. BOOK: Light cover edge wear. Book is slightly cocked. There is an ugly stain on the leading edge of the page block that does bleed into the pages but not into the text. Light dust soiling on the top of the page block. Slight tanning inside the front and back covers. Erasure marks on the first blank page. No other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. IJ29a

"The Two Faces of January (1964) is a psychological thriller novel by Patricia Highsmith. Its title alludes to the two faces of the Roman god Janus, after whom the month of January was named. Biographer Andrew Wilson, in his 2003 publication Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith claims the title is 'appropriate for the janus-faced, flux-like nature of her protagonists'." - wikipedia