New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1962.
First Edition. Hardcover. 8 1/8" X 5 1/2". 183pp. Inscribed to previous owner by Babs H. Deal at front free endpaper: "Fro Joe--a live one in the wasteland. With all best and 'like that'. Babs Deal; Tuscaloosa, Ala. April 22, 1962." Heavy wear to unclipped dust jacket, with open tears to edges and extremities, heavy chipping, heavy scattered rubbing, and creasing. Black cloth over boards, with spine lettered in silver. Mild edgewear, sunning, and dust soiling to binding. Front hinge tender. Binding remains sound. Pages are unmarked. An admittedly worn but solid first printing of Alabama author Babs Hodges Deal's Night Story, with a wonderful inscription from the author. Good / fair. Item #4550