Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1974. First American edition in hardcover, originally published as a paperback original by Fawcett in 1964. Fine in an about Fine dust jacket. Bookplate of noted collector Duke Collier on the front endpaper. Just a touch of rubbing in a couple of spots, with none of the usual fading to the sensitive jacket spine. A bright, fresh copy of one of the most difficult Travis McGee hardcovers to find in acceptable condition.