New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1949.
Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 8 1/2" X 5 5/8". 248pp. Rather heavy edgewear to dust jacket, with several 1/2-1" tears, closed and open, to extremities, soiling to rear panel, sunning to spine, and dust soiling. Yellow cloth over boards, with spine stamped in dark blue. Black topstain. A touch of edgewear to binding, firm, tight, and sound. Toning to endpapers. Pages are clean and unmarked. A very presentable book club edition in admittedly worn dust jacket of this novel of murder by Fredric Brown, inspiration for the 1958 film noir directed by Gerd Oswald and starring Anita Ekberg, Philip Carey, and Gypsy Rose Lee. Very good + / good. Item #4412