New York: The Viking Press, 1961. First edition. Hardcover. Advance copy. 433 pages. Well received novel from the author of "The Big Rock Candy Mountain" and the Pulitzer Prize winning "Angle of Repose." An about very good plus copy in red binding that differs from the trade edition. There is some minor bumping to the bottom corners and publisher information sheet glued to the front free endpaper. Typed and signed letter from the Viking Publicity director presenting this book and noting that the finished jackets will be sent on at a later date. No dust jacket as issued.