London: Hamish Hamilton Ltd., 1958. [Thriller] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.207; . Elegantly hand-bound in black half oasis morocco, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, cloth sides, top edge gilt, original cloth spine bound in at rear. A near fine copy in a smart modern binding. The true first printing of the final Philip Marlowe story, which precedes the US first by some 3 months. Item #34740
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