London: Eyre & Spotiswoode, 1960.
First Edition. Hardcover. 7 1/2" X 5". 222pp. Very light wear to unclipped dust jacket designed by Ann Reason, with mild dust soiling to rear panel. Erased pencilled notation to front flap. Red textured paper over boards, with spine lettered in gilt. Gentle bumping to corners, else fine. Binding is firm and sound. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper. Bookseller ticket to rear pastedown. Pages are clean and unmarked. A presentable copy of this thrilling novel of the underworld by novelist, screenwriter, and biographer Rupert Croft-Cooke. Very good + / very good +. Item #2873