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 by Alfred Hitchcock telling the story of Norman Bates, the caretaker of an isolated motel who struggles under his domineering mother. Based on real life murderer Ed Gein. A fine to very fine book, some toning to the pages, but much less so than normally found. A fine to very fine, unclipped jacket. No obvious defects. Now with a clear protective cover. The book comes with a custom cloth clamshell with a leather spine label. Provenance: From the remarkable collection of Theodore B Baum. This book qualifies for our free worldwide shipping using a tracked courier service. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .