New York: Farrar Straus Giroux (FSG), 1969. First Edition. Laid in is a one-page Autograph Letter Signed to Kenneth Millar (better known under his pen name, Ross Macdonald) thanking Millar for his kind words about the book that appear as a blurb on the rear flap, and relates the news that Millar's blurb helped to get the book chosen by the Literary Guild as an alternate selection.
The author's first novel, basis for one of director John Huston's critically-acclaimed 1972 film starring Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrell and Candy Clark.
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket is Fine but for some vertical creasing at the edge of the front flap. A lovely copy, and a terrific association.