New York: Random House, 1960. First Edition. A sharp copy of Southern's second novel published under his own name, centered around an eccentric billionaire and his adopted heir, who spends their time playing elaborate jokes on people. Basis for Joseph McGrath's 1969 black comedy, starring Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr, and John Cleese. Item #5028
First Printing. Octavo (21cm); black boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine, and a pig's head stamped in pink on front cover; pink topstain; dustjacket; [x],148,pp. Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket (priced $3.00), with the pink topstain unfaded, and the dustjacket still bright white and entirely free from wear.