New York: Signet Books, 1954. No. 1152. First printing of this edition. INSCRIBED by the author to Signet Books founder Kurt Enoch: "To Kurt Enoch / Another in a series which I hope will ever grow longer and longer / James M. Cain / Hyattsville, MD / August 22, 1954." From the Kurt Enoch collection, with a letter of provenance included.
Kurt Enoch was the founder of Signet Books and a publisher whose desire was to bring great literature and genre fiction out of the libraries and into the hands of readers. A tremendous association.
Near Fine in wrappers. A very attractive copy.