FIRST EDITION OF TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE, INSCRIBED BY NORMAN MAILER
MAILER, Norman. Tough Guys Don't Dance. New York: Random House, (1983). Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $300.
First trade edition of Mailer's critically praised hard-boiled mystery, inscribed by him, "For Bob Cohen from Norman Mailer."
Mailer's Tough Guys Don't Dance is "a first-rate page-turner of a murder mystery" (Chicago Tribune), "as brash, brooding and ultimately mesmerizing as the author himself" (New York Daily News). "First Random House Edition" stated on copyright page. Preceded by the same year's signed limited edition (350 copies). Basis for the 1987 film directed by Mailer, starring Ryan O'Neal. The recipient was a sales representative at Knopf.
A fine inscribed copy.