Category: Modern First Editions

SOLOMON'S VINEYARD Stock code: 12760

Author / Artist:

Latimer, Jonathan


London: Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1941


First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding a little rubbed and bumped at the extremities. The contents are clean and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper. which has small chips at the spine tips and a closed tear to the upper panel. Not price-clipped (7s. 6d. net to the front flap). An attractive example.




The author's most notorious novel, banned in the US and therefore the only one of his books to be first published in the UK. A hard-boiled classic. Born in Chicago and working as a journalist for the Chicago Herald Examiner, Latimer served in the US Navy during World War Two after which he moved to California and went on to enjoy a successful screenwriting career. Aptly a year after the publication of Solomon's Vineyard he racked up a scriptwriting credit on Dashiell Hammett's The Glass Key.