New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. First edition. Hardcover. 232pp. Octavo [19 cm] Red cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title and ornamentation on the spine, and the author's initials embossed on the front cover. The spine is a bit rolled back, and the spine ends are gently bumped. The front board is barely perceptibly stained. In the dust jacket, designed by Harry Roth, with rubbing to the extremities, toning to the rear panel, and periodic small closed and open tears in the edges. Very good / very good minus. Item #54922
A first edition of this western by the author of "The Postman Always Rings Twice."