London: MacMillan & Co. Ltd, 1955.
First Edition. Hardcover. 7 3/4" X 5 3/8". 310pp. Moderate wear to unclipped dust jacket, with shallow chipping to head of spine, small closed tear to top edge of front panel, edgewear, and light dust soiling. Erased pencilled notation to front flap. Red cloth over boards, with spine lettered in gilt. Corners bumped, else fine. Binding is firm and sound. Bookseller ticket to rear pastedown. Pages are clean and unmarked. A presentable copy of this novel of "the revenge of society on a stubbornly independent man" by novelist, screenwriter, and biographer Rupert Croft-Cooke. Very good + / very good. Item #2871