Gil Merit. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Good. Item #4561
New York: Bernard Geis Associates, 1960. Stated First Printing. Octavo (8.5" x 5.75"); 256p. Illustrated dustjacket over tan paper-covered boards with red illustration, red cloth spine, and gilt lettering. Jacket shows a number of small chips and tears along edge and down folds, with a small spot of dampstaining (mostly visible from interior) at top back near spine. Price present but scratched out. Dampstain to cloth along top back and head of spine, affecting about 1" x .5" at top page edges, else boards sturdy and square with just some nudging to spine ends. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Exorcist-author's debut book, comprised of humorous personal essays of his early life and time as an editor with the USIA based in Lebanon.