Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1971. First edition. Texas sheriff Hackberry Holland makes his first appearance in this early novel by the Edgar Award-winning writer. Octavo. Original tan cloth binding, with black and red titles. The dust jacket is lightly faded along the spine, with a few tiny tears that have been neatly repaired with tape on the verso. A near fine copy.
First edition. Quarter sized stain on rear endpapers at the hinge, small sticker price offsetting on front fly, small chip on bottom corners of pages 215-234, about near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper with three short tears, two of them trifling, the third along the edge of the spine is a little rubbed and fading on the spine. Author's third book, and the scarcest of his three early non-mystery titles. See this book in 3D on our site.
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