Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1958. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "For Johanna / Bernard Malamud." The author's third book and first collection of short stories, although his first five published stories were not collected until 1989, in "The People and Uncollected Stories." One of the author's more difficult titles.
Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Slight spine lean, slight toning to the page edges, corners lightly bumped. Jacket spine and folds moderately toned, with dampstains to the front and rear panels (some noticeable only on the verso).