First edition, first printing. Dedication copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Danielle, and to think that you were fifteen when I began this. All my love, darling, Dad”. Additionally signed by the recipient, Mailer’s daughter Danielle.
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Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and upper board in gilt and metallic red, red endpapers. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the dust jacket that is lightly rubbed with faded spine panel and a few small nicks and short splits.