The Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson [BOOK CLUB HARDCOVER] 1956
The Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson
FIRST BOOK CLUB EDITION  NELSON DOUBLEDAY INC.
Printing date not indicated. Presumed to be late 70's / early 80's.
Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition. Like new w/ minor shelf wear. Dust jacket housed in protective mylar jacket. Gorgeous!
While on holiday, Scott Carey is exposed to a cloud of radioactive spray shortly after he accidentally ingests insecticide. The radioactivity acts as a catalyst for the bug spray, causing his body to shrink at a rate of approximately 1/7 of an inch per day. A few weeks later, Carey can no longer deny the truth: not only is he losing weight, he is also shorter than he was and deduces, to his dismay, that his body will continue to shrink.