Chicago and Crime
The author’s first book, a crime novel about gangsters published in 1929. The story: Rico, a small-time criminal heads east to join mob to increase his fortunes, becomes entangled in a murder of a crime commissioner in a casino, pushes his luck to climb the criminal latter, rises and falls. Film rights for Little Caesar were purchased by Warner Bros in 1930, and the movie issued was issued the next year in 1931, starring Edward G. Robinson and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. [IMDB]
Description: Little Caesar.
New York: Lincoln Mac Veagh & The Dial Press, (1929). 308pp. First Edition. Cloth, pictorial dust jacket. Near fine with a dust jacket that presents well with the following flaws: small loss to the front panel; chipping to head and foot of spine, but no loss of text; small losses at corners of flap folds; other small losses or tiny creases. Not price-clipped, no internal mends, completely unrestored.