Publication: Published by The New American Library, 1950, New York
First paperback edition. Signet Books 791. Inscribed by the author on the inside front cover to founder and publisher of Penguin Books and The New American Library, Kurt Enoch, and from his personal collection. "Here's a big grin and a hello from Mike and his gang (and me) -- Hope you enjoy his problems enough to keep up with him in the future -- Sincerely, Mickey Spillane." Light wear to the spine ends, lightly rubbed along the spine, corners and extremities, and a faint crease to the top edge of the rear cover, else a bright, near fine copy in color pictorial wrappers. "Kurt Enoch (22 November 1895 – 15 February 1982) was a German-born publisher who co-founded Albatross Books in Germany and Penguin Books Inc. and New American Library in the United States, bringing high-quality paperback fiction and non-fiction to the mass market in those countries." ---- Wikipedia. A tremendous association copy. A letter of provenance is included with this title.
Inventory Number: 44850