London: Hutchinson, 1956. First Edition. also first edition in English and first in hardcover, preceded by the French edition. Basis for Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 classic film, Vertigo, starring James Stewart and Kim Novak.
Very Good plus in an about Very Good, first issue dust jacket with a price of 10/6 at the bottom of the front flap. Book is quite clean, with a small dampstain at the top of the front board (pages and jacket not affected). Jacket is lightly chipped along the top and bottom edge, with a slightly larger triangular chip (about 1/3-inch deep) at the top of the front panel, and rubbing to the rear panel.