New York, Viking, 1952. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A stunning copy. First issue ('bite' for 'bight' etc., $4.50). Bright and unfaded. A superior copy. A classic of 20th Century Literature. A little rubbing to the spine tips of the jacket, sticker ghost on front endpaper, some toning to rear plate and flap. 4mm closed tear to front flap [8236, Hyraxia Books].