The Blue Hammer.New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1976 Stock Code: 99392
NotesFirst edition, first printing, of the final Lew Archer novel, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Harris Seed. One of the best friends, and the best lawyer, a writer ever had. Ken." Laid-in is an autograph draft of the opening paragraphs of the novel, which are notably different to the published version, offering a fascinating insight into the author's method of composition.
Octavo. Original black cloth-backed blue boards, titles to spine in gilt, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket.
Spine rolled, board edges lightly faded, internally fine. An excellent copy in the bright jacket.
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