Half of Paradise, James Lee Burke
First edition, first printing of Burke's debut novel, signed by the author to the title page.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1965. Publisher's original brown cloth boards, dark brown spine label with titles stamped in white; pp. (viii), 312. A near fine copy in a very good, unclipped dust jacket. Binding remains tight, sturdy and square, minimal wear to boards, internally clean. Jacket show slight shelfwear and rubbing to extremities with a touch of sunning to spine, protected in archival mylar.