New York: The New American Library, 1965. FIRST US EDITION. Octavo (22 x 14cm), pp.183. Publisher's hardcovers, stamped in gilt and colours with golden gun motif boldly blocked to all three panels, dust-jacket with die-cut bullet holes to upper. This is the correct binding with the code number gilt-stamped to the rear panel, and jacket showing price of $4.50 (as issued), with the jacket spine imprint in dark grey (second issue). Pencil erasure to flyleaf, two short tears to jacket, light creasing. A near fine copy. Not a rare book in terms of numbers produced, but now elusive in collectable condition. Item #50059
Gilbert A13b (8).