Lindsay, CynthiaDear Boris : The Life of William Henry Pratt, a.k.a. Boris Karloff Alfred A. Knopf 1975 0394475798 / 9780394475790 First Edition. Publishers Boards & Cloth Near Fine Plus Near Fine Plus Publishers Boards & Cloth 8vo - over 7 The book is extremely tight and clean, with two lightly bumped. corners. The jacket is extremely clean and tight as well, with its only defect being a closed 1 inch tear at the top of the front cover.