New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1946). First edition of the author's first novel. From the collection of sportswriter Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman with what we imagine are burn marks from the ashes of his cigar. Very good or better in yellow cloth with few small burn marks to cover. In very good dust jacket with rubbing to front panel affecting a few title letters, shallow chipping mostly to the spine ends, and small internal tape repair.