New York: Simon and Schuster, 1963. Hardcover. 222p., hardbound in red and black boards decorated with a snake motif, and dust jacket; the first edition, so stated. Top edge tinted red, a nice production; the casing is absolutely clean, sound and unmarked, while the jacket (unclipped) is generally worn, has chipping and tiny tears along top margin (one small verso tape repair), and a completely faded-out spine panel with two flecks. All in all a good to very good copy.