A US first edition, first impression.
WRAPPER : The wrapper on this copy is bright and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing trivial soiling to the main body and negligible bruising to the corners. The spine is bright and unfaded. The back panel is soiled and shows two gentle scuffs to the main body. Looks sharp.
BOOK : The book is square and very tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are clean. The corners are sharp. The spine ends are inconsequentially bruised. The pages are clean and bright. The closed page edges are unmarked. No foxing. No spotting. No dog-eared pages. The binding is solid - no cracked hinges. This copy has been SIGNED Kenneth Millar and Ross MacDonald by the author on the dedication page. A very nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Knopf, 1948
Condition: Very Good ++ / Near Fine. Wrapper: Very Good +