Boston/Toronto: Little Brown and Co., (1957). First U.S. edition. Advance proof copy, untrimmed signatures laid in printed paper cover made especially for this state, reading "Here is your advance copy of ..." with seven reviews, covering the front and back, by Edwin O'Connor, De Vries, Waugh, Kingsley Amis, Charles Rolo, Pritchett and Elizabeth Bowen. Spine of cover somewhat darkened otherwise good or better with some minor wear, a bit of rumpling and light soiling. Obviously scarce.