New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962. First printing. Hardcover. 379pp. Octavo [21 cm] Bright green cloth over boards with a yellow ink stamped title on the backstrip. The extremities are marginally bumped, and the covers are very slightly cocked. The pages are darkened, and a newspaper article has been mounted to the rear flyleaf. In a dust jacket, with thin areas of abrasion, more so at the edges. Very good / very good. Item #50926
From the dust jacket- "In A Flash of Green John D. MacDonald brings his storytelling magic to a larger and more ambitious theme than any he has yet considered. The question is this: Can a town resist the pressures of irresponsible get-rich-quick operators, or are 'progress' and crowding and ugliness inevitable? The answers strike deep into one particular community's roots and arouse some strong emotions- from acrimonious town meetings to blackmail, assault, and even attempted murder."