New York: Macmillan, 1958
First printing of the first American edition. Larry McMurtry’s ownership signature in pencil on the first free endpaper; therefore, an association copy. A fine, unread copy. In a very good + dust jacket with mild chipping and edgewear, as well as a small closed tear at the rear panel. Noted foxing to the verso, affecting the boards very gently. A crisp example overall. Fleming’s captivating non-fiction look into the illicit trade of gems from Africa , stemming from interviews he conducted in his research prior to Diamonds Are Forever.