New York, William Morrow, 1946. First edition with no additional printings indicated. Fine in near fine DJ. Two tiny white spots to rear board. Very light wear to DJ extremities. INSCRIBED by Gardner to Raymond Chandler: To/Raymond Chandler/from a/fan/Yours, Erle.' Also SIGNED in full and dated February 1948, below inscription on front free endpaper. An amazing collectible with two giants of American fiction represented! $20,000.