New York: The Macmillan Company, 1961. First Edition, First Impression. First Edition of the Author's First Book. Octavo, original black boards lettered in purple on spine, publisher's device in purple on front panel. 166 pp. Browning to text block; otherwise a fine copy in a nice, very good or better dust jacket with fading to the pink on the spine panel and a few minor rubbed spots. There are a few small closed tears and wrinkles to the edges, with one 1/2-inch long near-invisible closed tear along the bottom edge of the front panel. The corners of the front dust jacket flap are clipped but the jacket maintains the original $3.50 publisher's price, this is as issued. An attractive copy of a very scarce book. Item #312099
¶ The first John Thatcher mystery novel.