New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968.
1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition of the highly-regarded Lew Archer mystery by Ross Macdonald, considered by critics as one of the 'holy trinity of American crime writers' with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. A fine copy in 1/4 teal cloth over gold paper covered boards, silver titles to the spine, (discreet previous collector's name to the front free endpaper), in a bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper with some light overall use and one small closed tear to the front panel. 8vo. 227 pp. "Simply tragic and haunting". Pronzini & Muller, 1001 Midnights. Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue Of Crime.
Item #30092 Price: US$85.00