[New York and Philadelphia: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy and The Jewish Publiscation Society, 1958].
Publisher's dummy or uncorrected proof. Oblong quarto. Stapled illustrated orange wrappers. A little dust-soiled, else near fine. A problematic object, printed in double-page text, paginated non-consecutively and containing only four of the original 13 stories that appeared in the published book. Malamud's first collection of short stories, and winner of the National Book Award. Presumably only for in-house use, and almost certainly rare.