Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine / Near Fine. Item #1408501
Octavo, original gray boards, spine panel lettered in gold. First edition. First printing with "first edition" on copyright page; jacket priced $3.00. The author's first book. Like Isaac Bashevis Singer, he is "fascinated by the intersection of the commonplace and the grotesque ." - Harte and Riley (eds), 200 Contemporary Authors, p. 174. Kosofsky A1. A near fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, with a small closed tear on the top front of the jacket. This is a review copy with a review card from Harcourt Brace and Company stating the publication date is August 21st. $3,750.