First Edition of Robert Bloch's Psycho; Inscribed by Him
Psycho. An Inner Sanctum Mystery.
Item Number: 97896
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959.
First edition of this classic thriller novel, basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s film. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Stanley Simon Psychotically yours – Robert Bloch.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Tony Palladino. A nice example, uncommon signed and inscribed.
Psycho tells the story of Norman Bates, caretaker at an isolated motel who struggles under his domineering mother and becomes embroiled into a series of murders. The novel is widely recognized as Bloch's most enduring work and one of the most influential horror books of the 20th Century. The story was adapted into Alfred Hitchcock's seminal 1960 film of the same name, starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, John Gavin, Vera Miles, and Martin Balsam