New York: Morrow, 1952. First. hardcover. 8vo, red cloth, d.w. New York: Morrow, (1952). First Edition. fine / very good.
Full page inscription, signed in full with a flourish -" To Merle - from a reader fan - and best wishes from one damn good writer to another...El Rancho del Paisano, August 31, 1952". The dust wrapper is un-clipped, with slight edge-wear.