New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1950. First Edition. The author's third novel, and third mystery featuring detective Mike Hammer. Item #2012
First Printing. Octavo; blue textured cloth, with titles reverse-stamped in gilt on spine and publisher's logo in blind on front cover; dustjacket; 255pp. Bookplate inscribed by Spillane loosely laid in. Spine ends gently nudged, with faint toning to extremities; clean throughout - Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, with rear panel printing excerpts from six reviews for My Gun Is Deadly and I, The Jury; edgeworn, with a handful of small nicks and short tears along the edges, and a longer, semi-circular tear toward upper right corner of front panel; Very Good.