London, Boardman, 1949. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A very good copy. An uncommon book. Subsequently adapted for the big screen by Alfred Hitchcock. The jacket has a couple of small areas of loss around the spine, there are a few short tears along the edges and some rubbing to the foreedge. A little discolouration to the boards and some offsetting to the endpapers. Indentation's on the endpaper from previous seller's price. Cover art by D. Mcloughlin [7895, Hyraxia Books].