New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1950. First Edition. The author's second novel, and second mystery featuring detective Mike Hammer. Basis for the 1957 film noir directed by George White and Phil Victor, starring Robert Bray, Whitney Blake, and Pat Donague. The Dark Page, Vol.II, p.178-179. Item #2011
First Printing. Octavo; grayish-brown cloth, with titling and publisher's logo reverse-stamped in crimson on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 250pp, . Bookplate inscribed by Spillane loosely laid in. Hint of a forward lean, with faintest toning to board edges; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), with rear panel printing excerpts of six reviews for I, The Jury; light wear to extremities, rear panel slightly grubby, with a few tiny nicks and short edge tears; verso lightly foxed, but still an attractive, unfaded example - Very Good+.