The Hustler, Walter Tevis
First UK edition, first printing of Tevis' debut novel and basis for the 1959 film starring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason and Piper Laurie. In the fantastic original dust jacket designed by Adrian Bailey.
London: Michael Joseph, 1960. Publisher's original blue cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt; pp. 190. A near fine copy in an about very good, unclipped dust jacket. Binding remains tight and sturdy, minimal wear to boards, light stain to top and bottom of text block edges, internally clean and fine. Jacket remains vibrant, with light general shelfwear and rubbing, chip to front panel and dampstaining to panels, protected in archival mylar.