New York: Dell, 1954. First Edition. Thompson's twelfth paperback original, centered around a self-loathing alcoholic hiding a wartime disfigurement, who is willing to kill to keep his secrets. Hubin, p.393. Item #4613
First Printing, a paperback original novel. Octavo (16cm); pictorial card wrappers; red edge-staining; ,7-224pp. Hint of a forward lean, a few faint glue ridges at spine, with mild rubbing to wrappers and extremities; contents clean, with the edge-staining bright and even; Very Good+ or better.