New York: Random House, 1967. 371 pp. Approximately 5 3/4 x 8 1/4". First edition, first printing. Dust jacket is very good with some creasing to cover, minor chips at top of spine, some foxing, price-clipped; Quarter black cloth over purple paper boards, lettering in silver/metallic pink/blue, some foxing to endpaper and page edges, spine a little bumped, in near fine condition.
Ira Marvin Levin (1929-2007) was best known as a novelist but was also a playwrite and a songwriter. Rosemary's Baby was his second published book which was adapted into a film in 1968 starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, and Ruth Gordon and directed by Roman Polanski. Stephen King once described Ira Levin as the "Swiss Wacthmaker of suspense novels" in that he made everyone else look cheap. This book was the beginning of the horror story boom, something which Ira Levin felt guilty about, but not enough to return his royalty checks. (New York Times)