First edition and the true first edition. Precedes the U. K. edition by two years and contains two additional stories not included in the later book. Fine, bright copy in bright, unfaded price-clipped dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends and corners. Described by Ellery Queen as "one of the most literate volumes of short stories to come out of England in the modern age." Queen's Quorum 92 and a Crime Club mystery title.
Inventory Number: 46671