First edition, first printing. Publisher's original brown cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding firm and the cloth fresh and without fading. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. The closed text block edge with minor spotting. Complete with the rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which has been subtly professionally restored replacing pieces to the bottom of the spine and lower right corner of the front panel. Correctly priced 7/6 net to both the front and rear flaps. An attractive looking example of the author's scarcest and most desirable title to obtain in dustwrapper.
The basis for the 1951 Academy Award winning John Huston directed film of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn. The later American first printing was published without the last three chapters of the Heinemann edition.
Stock code: 19585