New York: Harper and Brothers, 1949. First Edition. Author's copy, with his ownership name and notation on the front endpaper: "Jim Thompson / RARE COPY / PLEASE RETURN." Remnants of Thompson's previous address label on same, as well as an attempted erasure of his old telephone number in holograph ink.
From the estate of Jim Thompson, and with a letter of provenance from Thompson's daughter Sharon Reed-Thompson.
The author's third and final novel to be published in hardcover, followed by a career of paperback originals.
About Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket.