New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. First edition. Hardcover. 242pp. Duodecimo [19.5 cm] Lilac cloth over boards. The spine is rolled and the backstrip is a bit faded. In a dust jacket with occasional closed and open tears in the edges. The longest closed tear is 2" deep, and the largest open tear measures 1" wide by 3/4" deep. Very good / very good. Item #54720
A first edition from the author of "The Postman Always Rings Twice."