Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc. / The Crime Club, 1963. First Edition. The Edgar Award-winning author's 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. Uncommon signed. Hubin, p.319. Item #3429
First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in red on spine; dustjacket; [vi],183,pp. Signed by the author on the front endpaper, using both his name and his pseudonym. Some trivial wear to spine ends and corner tips, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.50), showing light rubbing to extremities and some faint finger-soil; a bright, Near Fine example.