New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1960. Hardcover. 312pp. Octavo [21 cm] The spine is mildly rolled back, and the spine ends are very gently bumped. . The top edge of the text block is lightly soiled, and the bottom edge is a little bit foxed. The endsheets are slightly foxed and darkened. Tanned pages. The dust jacket is in very good condition. Yellowed. The edges are rubbed and slightly chipped. There are several short closed tears in the edges. There are several small stains on the rear panel. The jacket also has multiple light scratches. The price on the front inside flap has been neatly torn out. Item #31531
Newsweek states with regards to the author after the publication of his first novel Cat Man, "A sense of life uncluttered by preconceptions, an ear for the most outrageous dialogue, and an eye for the rich parade of human eccentricity."