First Edition and First Impression. Hardback published in the US by Simon & Schuster in 1959. The book is one of the most highly-sought modern first edition thrillers and is quite scarce. The basis of Alfred Hitchcock’s best-known film of the same name. The book is in very good condition with some browning to the page block due to age and the odd mark here and there. The jacket is in very good condition also, with a few scratches and a 5mm chip to the base of the jacket. The bottom of the jacket appears to have been trimmed a little, although this hardly detracts from the book. A very nice copy.