Item #IL003 Rosemary's Baby. Ira Levin.

Rosemary's Baby

Hard Cover. New York: Random House, 1967. 1st Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.


First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth-backed lilac boards, lettered in metallic magenta, silver and blue, with black top stain; in the original beige pictorial dust jacket designed by Paul Bacon, with an illustration of the Bramford building to the front panel, lettered in black and magenta, photo of Levin attributed to Inge Morath to rear panel. Near fine book with light toning along upper and lower edges of boards, corners lightly bumped, small bump to top edge of front board, ownership signature and stamp to front free endpaper, and light creasing to upper edge of first few pages; very good unclipped dust jacket with very light toning to spine, a small chip to top edge of front panel, some chipping to spine ends and corners of front panel, and some creasing and closed tears to top of rear flap. Overall, a striking example. Rosemary's Baby is a horror novel that tells the story of Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse, who accidentally become acquainted with a Satanic cult after moving into a haunted residence in New York City. Specifically, it focuses on Rosemary's desire to start a family and the cult's plans to use her conception to their own benefit. Notably, Rosemary's Baby, along with William Blatty's The Exorcist (1971), set the tone for modern horror fiction and indeed helped revitalize the genre; whereas many horror stories in the previous decades were set against a science fiction backdrop, these novels focus on evil in the everyday human realm.


Item #IL003

Price: $200.00

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