First UK edition, first printing. Original black cloth with gilt lettering to the spine, in the dustwrapper illustrated by Rafael Cortiella. A very near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth clean and sharp, the contents clean throughout. The upper spine tip is a little softened. In the bright dustwrapper, a touch rubbed to spine tips and corners. Not price-clipped (3.25 net to the front flap).

Originally published as a paperback original in 1951, this is the first edition in hardback. "'She may look like an angel, but she's a tramp'. That was what Bryant's best friend said, and that was when Bryant hit him. [...] This is real vintage JDM, luscious, full-bodied and with the authentic bouquet." (from the jacket). (Hubin).

Stock code: 25508


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