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Maurer, David W
The Big Con (Signed First Edition, copy belonging to Tony Bill)
Bobbs-Merrill, 1940. First Edition. Boldly SIGNED by the author on the front flyleaf. Copy belonging to Tony Bill, producer of the 1973 film The Sting, with letter of provenance included. Bill won the Oscar for Best Picture for the film, which also won Best Director, Best Screenplay, and four others, and was nominated for three more, including Best Actor for Robert Redford. The definitive non-fiction book on various cons of the day, renowned as the source for the cons in the 1973 George Roy Hill film, The Sting, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, the story for which was based on an original screenplay. Near Fine in an about Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket is the best we have encountered, with none of the usual color fading, only a single short closed tear and a bit of rubbing to the rear panel. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: vanburenantiques [Baltimore, Maryland, United States]
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