London: Jonathan Cape, 1950. [Literature]. FIRST EDITION (before U.S. first printing). Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.254; , blank publisher's mid-green cloth, titled in silver to the spine with small red decoration to the front board, dust-wrapper illustrated by Hans Tisdall. Lightly handled only; minor toning to spine. A clean, near fine copy. The story originally appeared in 'Cosmopolitan' Magazine and this first edition in book form, which precedes the American edition by three days, features numerous changes from the serial publication. Item #50777
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