New York: William Morrow & Company, 1959. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine / Fine. Item #013188
8vo., 252pp. Beautiful First Edition with no other printings listed as called for by this publisher. Bound in yellow cloth with titles in black on spine. Square, tight and clean throughout with a touch of bumping to the spine ends but quite minor. Clean pages throughout with no toning spotting. Equally attractive unclipped dust-jacket, ($2.95), is fresh and bright with no creases, tears or chipping. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front end-paper using his real name and in the year of publication. "Walter and Margaret, with all the best in the world to two very wonderful friends. Yours, Erle Stanley Gardner, Feb, 1959". Though the couple are unknown, there is clearly a very close association. A gorgeous collectable copy and quite uncommon inscribed and in such high-grade condition.