London: Hamish Hamilton, 1958. [Crime fiction] FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp. 208. Publisher's red cloth in dust jacket priced at 12/6. Some toning and faint ink mark to flyleaf, stain at edge of rear flyleaf, jacket with some chips and tears. Very good indeed. The true first printing of the final Philip Marlowe story, which precedes the US first by some three months. Item #60612
Bruccoli [A11.1a]. Steinbrunner and Penzler p275-276. See also Quayle, Haining.
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