New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good- condition / Very good- condition (DJ). Item #019504
1168 pages. Original green hardcover binding with minor bumping to the corners, minor rubbing (including a bit of fraying to the bottom edge) and spotting to the spine, and a few tiny spots of discoloration. The bottom corner bump caused a light crease throughout the text, and there are a few additional pages with tiny creases. The rear inner hinge is starting to crack. The price-clipped dustjacket is lightly rubbed at the extremities, with several small tears, creases and small scuffs, with a scratch through the author's portrait on the rear panel that has been poorly recolored; protected in archival mylar. The 10/57 code is present on the bottom corner of the inner front flap of the dustjacket as is the Random House full address on the inner rear flap indicating that this is a first printing dustjacket. The top edge of the closed pages is stained dark blue, and has a small spot of discoloration. The copyright page states: FIRST PRINTING. First edition, first printing.