New York: Beekman, (1954). First edition. A tale described by the author as "a little exercise in manic-depression" from which he cautions "the squeamish to keep their distance." 12mo gilt-stamped brick-red cloth boards; 44 pages. "Review Copy" handwritten in ink on front endpaper and Bertrand Smith bookseller stamp on pastedown. Endpapers slightly darkened at hinges otherwise bright and near fine in good or better dust jacket showing a few chips but without any loss to text. A scarce, strange little book dedicated "To Robinson Jeffers -- who makes poetry of doom." OCLC locates 5 copies in library holdings.