New York: Soho Press , 1989. First American edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , 94-313,  pp. Blue paper-covered boards quarter bound in navy cloth with gold lettering on the spine. Price of $18.95 on front flap of jacket. Translated by Beth Cary. The first printing of the first American edition and the first edition in English. Hubin 562. Matsumoto is one of the most important 20th-century writers of Japanese mystery and crime fiction. Near Fine / very near Fine. Item #00008102
A Near Fine book with light foxing to the textblock in a very near Fine dust jacket.