Psycho

by Bloch, Robert

One of the most famous horror novels in history, Robert Bloch's Psycho is a true classic for anyone who collects modern first editions. Bloch had already been an established science fiction writer, and was even a toastmaster for the famed Hugo Awards just a year before Psycho was published. Using a real life case of grisly murder in a small town in Wisconsin as inspiration, Bloch was truly able to tap into the minds of readers with Psycho. Not only is Psycho one of the foremost novels of modern horror fiction, it also continues the tradition of fiction based loosely on actual events, a tradition also shared by authors such as Truman Capote with his novel In Cold Blood. Psycho was first published in 1959 by Simon and Schuster, and it became immensely popular after Hitchcock's famed film adaptation was released just a year later in 1960. The first edition dust jacket is well known. It is relatively simple in design, with the title printed sideways featuring cracks through the letters. Because the dust jacket was printed on standard stock paper which was generally lacking in durability, the jacket should be expected to be browned or yellowed with age. The first UK edition of Psycho features a more colorful and detailed dust jacket, and the UK edition was published by Robert Hale in London in 1960. If you are a collector of modern first editions, or if you collect horror literature, you will definitely want to search for that perfect copy of Psycho to add to your bookshelf. Truly, this book caused quite the stir when it was first published, and it continues to influence readers and writers alike today.

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Psycho

by Bloch, Robert

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1959
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. First Edition. Fine/Fine. Signed review copy of the first edition, with publisher's review slip laid in. Signed by the author on the page bearing the publisher's logo, dubbed "The Sower," which depicts a man sewing seeds in mid-stride with one hand swung back. Bloch has augmented The Sower in a fantastically fitting… Read more
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Psycho

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1959
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Simon and Schuster, 1959. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket, signed by the actress Janet Leigh on the front free endpaper. Accompanying the book is a signed self-portrait by Alfred Hitchcock and a page signed by the author Robert Bloch. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.
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PSYCHO

by BLOCH, Robert

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1959
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959. First Printing. One of the most influential horror novels of the 20th century with a contemporary signature and lengthy inscription to an acquaintnce of the author"To _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ with kindest personal regards and in full confidence that the day is… Read more
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Psycho

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1959
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. First edition, first printing. Signed by Robert Bloch on the title page. Very Good with light shelf wear, sunning to covers at edges, and the usual toning to pages. In a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with light rubbing, light edge wear with several short closed tears,… Read more
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Psycho

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1959
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1959
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New York: Simon & Schuster. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1959. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Psycho is a 1959 Horror novel and one of the most influential horror books of the 20th century. The book can probably claim to being the founder of serial killer fiction genre. Most famous off course for the 1960 film adaption… Read more
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NY: Simon & Schuster, 1959, 1959. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. Published in New York by Simon and Schuster in 1959. First edition, first printing. Book near fine, with slight wear at spine ends, tiny tear at top of spine, spine and edges of pages slightly darkened, slight discoloration on end-papers. DJ very good, with small chipping… Read more
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PSYCHO

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1960
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London: Robert Hale Limited, 1960. First British edition. Corners a little soft, a fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a touch of wear to upper front corner tip. (28429). Octavo, boards. "Psycho is a genre masterpiece which set the pattern for the psychological suspense-horror novel." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-46. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror:… Read more
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Psycho

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1959
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First edition, first impression (Simon and Schuster, 1959). Adapted into the famous Alfred Hitchcock film in 1960. Quarter-bound in cream cloth with black boards. Toning to edges with a chip to fore-edge of opening page of Chapter One and small closed tear to fore-edge of pages 5-9. Free from previous owner names and inscriptions. The original and unclipped dust jacket… Read more
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Psycho

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1960
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First English Edition. Book with a touch of lean, edges a bit dusty, else Near Fine. Unclipped jacket with minor scattered rubbing and minute wear at edges, else Near Fine. Contemporary owner signature on front pastedown. A nice, bright copy featuring more compelling jacket art than its American counterpart. ***Please email us for better pricing.***
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Psycho

by Bloch, Robert

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1959
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PSYCHO

by BLOCH, ROBERT

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1983
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Gauntlet Publishing. Softcover. Very Good. Signed. SIGNED Soft Covered 35th Anniversary Reviewer Prevue Edition. Book is signed by Robert Bloch on title page. Stated one of 30 copies on front cover. Covers are in Very Good + condition. Bottom spine area of covers has been lightly bumped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No… Read more
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Psycho

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1983
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0 Scarce Reissue Published by Robert Hale London 1983. Ex-lib With withdrawn stamp and sticker remnants to ffep. Withdrawn stamp and LIbrary stamp to Title page. Remnants of sticker to rear pastedown. Clean Black Cloth boards with mild shelfwear to edges. Dustjacket not price clipped (£6.25) General wear and creasing to edges. Spotting to flaps. Slight tanning to rear.… Read more
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Psycho

by Robert Bloch

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Psycho

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Psycho,

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1966
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1966. 2. Auflage, München, Heyne (= Heyne-Bücher Nr. 1193), o.J. (um 1966), 157 S., illustr. original Kartonage (Paperback), Rückdeckel und ebenda der Seitenschnitt an zwei Stellen geringfügig bestossen, der helle Vorderdeckel längs einer Kante minimal angedunkelt, untere Rückenhälfte mit einer zarten Knickspur, Papier altersgemäß ein wenig nachgedunkelt, sonst ein sehr gutes Exemplar (prezl) Frühe Ausgabe des (wohl… Read more
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Psycho: A Novel

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PSYCHO

by Bloch, Robert

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1983
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Psycho

by Bloch, Robert

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Psycho

by Robert Bloch

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1960-01-01
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Psycho

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PSYCHO

by Bloch, Robert

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1983
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Psycho

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Psycho

by Robert Bloch

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Psycho (Psycho Trilogy)

by Robert Bloch

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Psycho

by Robert Bloch

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PSYCHO (# 1193)

by BLOCH, ROBERT

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Psycho

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Psycho: A Novel

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Psycho; Psycho II; Psycho House

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Psycho

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Psycho

by Robert Bloch

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Psycho

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Psycho

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Psycho: A Novel

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Psycho

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1960
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Psycho

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Psycho [Paperback] Robert Bloch

by Robert Bloch

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1962-01-01
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Psycho

by Robert Bloch

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1989
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Psycho (Bloomsbury Film Classics)

by Bloch, Robert

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