London: Andre Deutsch Limited, 1965. First UK Edition. The first Lt. Clancy novel, and the first to be published under the Robert L. Pike pseudonym. Basis for the Oscar-winning 1968 film Bullitt, starring Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, and Robert Duvall, in what would produce one of modern cinema's most intense chase scenes. A well-preserved copy of a scarce title. Item #2189
First Impression, preceded by the American edition published by Doubleday in 1963. Octavo (20.5cm); tan glazed cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; , 183, pp. A fresh, Fine copy in a very Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped (priced 18s net), with some pinpoint wear to spine ends and a neat tear to lower rear flap fold invisibly mended on verso.