Boston: Little,Brown and Company, 1962. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. First Edition [stated]. Octavo, original tan cloth titled in green on spine, publisher's device in blind on upper cover, top edges stained green. 406 pp. With a short non-authorial inscription on the front free endpaper "to Pat, With Love, Xmas 1962 From Mom & Dad". Green dye to upper page edges somewhat faded; a sound, clean, very good copy in a decent clean dust jacket. The price corner is clipped, there is shallow chipping to head, heel and edges of the spine panel; two short closed tears to top edge of rear panel. A single-owner copy; not fine but certainly about very good in a good to very good dust jacket. Very Good in Dust Jacket. Item #310972
¶ The author's first book, set in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Singapore. The basis for the 1965 film of the same name.