London: Michael Joseph, 1960. [Pool-Shark / Gambling Novel] FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.190; , blank. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and pool cue decoration to spine, pictorial dust-jacket designed by Adrian Bailey, priced at 13/6. A lovely fine copy of the book in near fine jacket, with one small nick to rear panel, which is a little dusty. An attractive copy. The author's acclaimed debut novel, being the story of small-time pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson; basis for the 1961 Oscar-nominated film starring Paul Newman. Item #54195
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