Very Good / Very Good. Item #5535
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1958. First Edition. Octavo; 437pp. Stylish pictorial dustjacket with original $4.95 price intact. [Not the similarly-designed book club edition, which states Book-of-the-Month-Club info at top front corner in place of the price.] Book in crimson paper-covered boards and maroon cloth spine with black title square and gilt lettering to spine. Top edge of textblock stained black. Jacket shows minor chipping to top and bottom edges of spine, with very slight sunning to left edge of jacket face. Colors still true. Binding bright and clean. Textblock square and solid.
Story of a Michigan murder trial, inspired by author's experience as a defense attorney, was the basis for Otto Preminger's renowned 1959 film. Traver [Voelker] was a justice on the State Supreme Court in Michigan.